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Eileen Dunkerley

March 4, 1925 — May 9, 2020

Eileen V. Dunkerley, of Canfield, Ohio, formerly of Masury, Ohio, peacefully passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, following a period of declining health. She was 95.

Eileen was born March 4, 1925, at home in Trafford, Pennsylvania, the youngest of ten children to Harrison “Harry” G. and Esther (Gross) Steiner.

After graduating from Trafford High School, she moved to Texas, where she met a young soldier named William C. Dunkerley and they fell in love. They married October 2, 1945.

After her children had graduated, she decided to go back to work. She worked as a Deli Clerk at Riverside Market in Brookfield, Ohio, and later in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. However, she most enjoyed being a caregiver for her family.

Mrs. Dunkerley was a member of the former St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Masury; and the neighborhood women’s card club.

In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, baking, and cooking. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Charleen D. Lea, of White Stone, Virginia, and Debbie and Dave Bitzer, of Canfield, Ohio; her grandchildren; Kristen Metheney (Dan) of Eau Claire, Pennsylvania, Kelly Acierno (Jason) of Strongsville, Ohio, David C. Bitzer (Jessica) of Poland, Ohio, and Kaitlynn Cunningham (Barry) of New Orleans, Louisiana; and her great-grandchildren, Hunter, Justin, and Olivia Bailey, Ethan, Ava, and Tyler Acierno, and Alice Bitzer.

She was preceded in death by her husband; infant daughter, Darleen; and 9 brothers and sisters.

At her request, private services will be observed.

As suggested by her family, material contributions can be made to the Brookfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, 774 State Route 7, NE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

The family wishes to thank Windsor House of Canfield for their loving care.

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Dunkerley was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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