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Dorothy C. Gourash

Obituary for Dorothy C. Gourash

May 13, 1926 - July 11, 2019
Rocky River, Ohio | Age 93

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother


GOURASH, DOROTHY C. (nee Yenick) age 93 Beloved Wife of 60 years to the Late Frank. Daughter of the Late Mary (nee Vitz) and Mike Yenick. Loving Mother of Carolyn,Nancy Bliwise (Don), Deborah Hanna (Brian) and Daniel (Sarah). Dear Grandmother of Jordan (Molly), Todd, Meredith Dolan (Greg) and Emmett. Great Grandmother of Bridget, Mackenzie and Francis. Sister of the Late Richard (Dick) and Donald. No matter how you knew or met her, Dottie always had a kind word and left you smiling. Although tiny in stature, she had an iron will, great sense of humor, and a huge personality. Passionate about golf, her game was not long but right down the middle. The one and only "Momma Goo" was a dedicated Rocky River Pirate Mom loved by all. From the Greatest Generation, she worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" draft-woman during WWII, then devoted her life to Frank and her children. Dottie passed away Thursday July 11. Our thanks to caregivers Lisa, Shannon, Linda, Vera, Nancy, Heather, Conny, Bonnie and Nikki and the entire team at Certain Care for their many years of loving care. Memorials may be forwarded to the Gourash Sports Scholarship Fund c/o Rocky River High School, 20951 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116 or the Lakewood Family YMCA, 16915 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107 where for years she met her friends for water exercise. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2256 Clague Road, Westlake, on Saturday, July 20 at 10:30 am. Interment of Frank and Dorothy at Lakewood Park Cemetery followed by a reception at the Cleveland Yachting Club, 200 Yacht Club Drive, Rocky River. Friends may call at THE BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park from 4-7PM on Friday, July 19. 440-333-9774

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Gourash Sports Scholarship Fund c/o Rocky River High School
    20951 Detroit Road
    Rocky River, OH 44116
  • Lakewood Family YMCA
    16915 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, OH 44017

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

21369 Center Ridge Road
Fairview Park, OH 44116
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