Dorothy Barkfelt Symonak

September 18, 1931April 12, 2019

Dorothy Symonak, 87, of Industry, passed on April 12, 2019 while under the care of the staff at Rochester Manor. Dorothy was born September 18, 1931 in Fallston, daughter of the late Ray Thomas and Margaretta (Hall) Barkfelt. In her younger days, Dorothy enjoyed water skiing, roller skating and ice skating. She was a very active person and loved to assist the instructors at Brady’s Run Ice Arena as they taught youngsters how to ice skate. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: John Symonak, Jr. in 2012; and her brother: LeMoyne T. Barkfelt. Dorothy is survived by two brothers: Richard T, Barkfelt, Industry; Larry R. Barkfelt, Beaver and her sister: Leatrice Donovan, Beaver; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today, Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester with a brief service to be held at the conclusion of the visitation. Private entombment will be in the Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family wishes to express special thanks to everyone at Rochester Manor, particularly the Activity Department for their wonderful care and attention to Dorothy; also to the staff of Mother Teresa Hospice. On line condolences may be offered at



  • Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 14, 2019


  • Private Entombment

Dorothy Barkfelt Symonak

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Karin Dalton

April 14, 2019

It was always a pleasure to ice skate with Dorothy, especially in the Christmas shows. We always had so much fun. She was a lovely, gentle lady. May God's blessings be with all those closest to her.
In His Love,
Karin Dalton

Ron Braszo

April 13, 2019

Our sincere sympathies on the loss of Ms. Dorothy. A friend, a card player and a person who would always help no matter what time of day. A ll our love to the Barkfelt family & we will keep Sis and you all in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless,
Ron B & Ms Joyce