Sister Dorothy Zwick, H.M., formerly Sr. Mary Zita, 95, of Hubbard, Ohio, died May 9, 2023, at Maplecrest Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Care. Originally from Canton, she graduated from Mt. Marie Academy in 1945 and entered the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in 1946 from St. Joseph Parish. She professed her perpetual vows in 1948.
Sr. Dorothy dedicated her decades of faith-filled service to ministering in healthcare, administration, and congregational leadership in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Youngstown dioceses. She earned her diploma from the St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a nurse at the Rose-Mary Center in Euclid and as a nursing supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain before returning to the Youngstown area.
Sr. Dorothy served as Director of St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing from 1961-1989 and helped train generations of nurses in her time there. She generously served four terms in HM Congregational Leadership as General Secretary, and served as Administrator of Villa Maria Community Center from 1989-2002.
She began a rewarding ministry in pastoral ministry at St. Patrick Parish in Youngstown in 2002, where she served until 2020. Sr. Dorothy joined her sisters as part of the HM prayer ministry until her death.
The daughter of the late Roman and Clara (Donant) Zwick and sister of the late Eulalia Heck, Zita Zwick, and Ruth C. Wirtz, she is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and their families, and her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation with whom she shared her life for 77 years.
Funeral Monday, May 15 at 3:00 PM at Villa Maria Chapel, Villa Maria PA. Rite of Return and viewing at Villa Maria Chapel beginning at 1:45 PM prior to the funeral Mass. The funeral will be livestreamed. A link will be posted on humilityofmary.org on the day of the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Development Office, PO Box 534, Villa Maria PA 16155. Arrangements by McCauley Funeral Home.
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