Mary S. Dora, age 72, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Mon Valley Care Center. A 1964 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. Mary earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, an elementary degree from California University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was a teacher for the South Allegheny School District for 40 years both as a business education teacher and elementary teacher and retired in June of 2008. She was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. Living her entire life in this area she loved Pittsburgh sports, the theater and visiting the area casinos. Born July 7, 1946 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Susanna (Ulich) Dora. She is survived by her sister, Michelle A. (Roy A.) Tatsak of Charlotte, NC and many cousins. Friends and family will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with a parastas service at 7PM. A panachida will take place on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8:45 AM in the funeral home followed by a funeral service at 9:30 AM in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church with Very Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Burial will follow in Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela.
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