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Dorothy Bombeck

August 25, 1922 — November 25, 2017

Dorothy Marie Bombeck, 95, passed away peacefully, November 25, with family at her side.

Dorothy was born on Erie St., Masury, Ohio, August 25, 1922. Coming into the world two months prematurely, her first bed was a shoe box, warmed by the heat of a nearby stove. Raised in the house her father, Kenneth L. Reinhart and mother Helen (Mild) Reinhart, built on Route 7, she attended Brookfield Schools and graduated in1940. She attended Sharon Business College and worked in the office of National Malleable & Steel Castings Corporation, Farrell, Pennsylvania.

She married her high school sweetheart, Walter Bombeck Jr. of Sharon, Pennsylvania, on October 16, 1944, and embarked on a career as a U.S. Air Force, pilot’s wife, taking up residence in numerous states throughout Walter’s 24 year career. She and Walter raised three sons on their life’s journey.

Dorothy returned to her Brookfield family home in 1965 while Walter flew corporate aircraft at Youngstown Airport, and she began a 20 year career as Executive Assistant at Mercer County ARC in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

Dorothy volunteered at Warren General Hospital, was a Cub Scout Den Mother, and Trumbull County Elections official. She attended Brookfield United Methodist Church.

Dorothy is survived by sons, Major (Ret.) Jeffrey Bombeck and wife Patricia, of Plattsburgh, New York, Gregory and Cynthia Bombeck, Eagle River, Alaska, and Scott C. Bombeck, ESQ, and spouse, Kimberly, Brookfield, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Walter Bombeck Jr.; sister, Marjorie Bartholomew; brothers, Kenneth L. Reinhart Jr., William Reinhart, Glen Reinhart; daughter-in-law, Lori (Vasile) Bombeck; and grandson, Josh Bombeck.

Family and friends are invited to visit, 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, November, 30, 2017, in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Bombeck will be presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director. (330-509-3135)

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