Dorothy Ropitzky

Dorothy M. Ropitzky

Tuesday, April 5th, 1927 - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
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COHOES Dorothy M. Ropitzky, 92, entered into eternal rest Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Eddy Village Green in Cohoes surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Cohoes, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Filak. Dorothy graduated from Cohoes High School and business school and went on to reside in Clifton Park where she raised her family of four. She worked for the NYS Department of Taxation & Finance until her retirement in 1986. She was also a former communicant of St. Peter & St. Paul’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and a member of the Women’s Home Bureau.

Dorothy loved her family and her home which was always open to family and friends alike. Some of her finest memories were spent in the sun on the shores of Lake George camping with her family at Hearthstone State Park. She enjoyed knitting and sewing, cooking and baking, and skiing with her family at Willard Mountain. Always young at heart with a great sense of humor, she had a true zest for life.

She was the loving mother of Suzanne Ropitzky (Kevin) of Georgetown, Ontario, Kathleen Lemma (Nick) of Hague, Donna MacDonald (Tom) of Crestwood, KY and James Ropitzky (Tracey) of Burnt Hills; the sister of Mary Karafanda of Latham; and grandmother of Carson, Matthew (deceased), Justin (Tori), Jillian, Evan, Maia, Gabrielle, David, Andrew, Michael, Abigail, James Morgan, Autumn, Larissa and Matthew. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Peter, Pauline, Anna, Julia, John, Joseph and William.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. from the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes and 10 a.m. at St. Peter & St. Paul’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Cohoes where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 p.m. A Panakhyda service will be held at 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Fitzgerald Funeral Home
    105 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Peter & St. Paul's Ukrainian Catholic Church
    198 Ontario Street
    COHOES, NY 12047
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Vladimir Marusceac


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Kathy Kowsky

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Sorry for your loss! Kathy (Gregor) Kowsky

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Dearest Suzanne, Kevin, Carolina and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love and hugs, Anne-Marie, Elizabeth and Pia
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Our deepest condolence to the entire Ropitzky family. All our Love , The Wicks family
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