Dorothy Alice (Laurino) Ryan – Weirton W.V. (Formerly of Georgetown)

Dorothy Alice (Laurino) Ryan, 92, of Weirton, formerly of Georgetown, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH, in the embrace of her family.

Born March 2, 1926 in Weirton, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Angela Turdo Laurine. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Robert James Ryan, on April 9, 2002; four brothers, Lucian, Phillip, Herman and Albert Laurine, and four sisters, Anna Laurino Sigmont, Helen Laurino Casuccio, Elizabeth Laurino Wilson and Rose Laurino.

A Catholic by faith, Dorothy was a loving Christian. Before her marriage she worked in the tin mill at Weirton Steel, part of the war effort. A devoted wife of 54 years, Dorothy was also a loving mother and grandmother. Pirates, Penguins and Steelers…she loved all sports and cheered her family stars in all endeavors. Everyone’s favorite cook, she enjoyed crosswords, a good book, music and classic movies.

Surviving are three sons, Robert (Betty) Ryan Jr., Weirton; Ronald (Sherry) Ryan, Dalton, OH, and Patrick Ryan, Weirton; two daughters, Cheryl (William) Scott, Dayton, OH, and Linda (Marc) Harris, Weirton; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the McConnell Funeral Home, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, Pa., with a service immediately following at the funeral home. Pastor Kenneth Jacobs of Bethel United Methodist Church, Georgetown, will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse (, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C., 28607, a non-denominational international relief organization dedicated to responding to those in crisis.

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