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Dorothy Walker

May 11, 1952 — January 26, 2021

Dorothy “DeeDee” Henschel Walker, 68, of Cabot passed away peacefully at home, with family by her side, on Tuesday, January 26. She courageously fought a five-month battle with cancer. Born on Mother’s Day, May 11, 1952 in Natrona Heights, her parents thought it was appropriate to name her after her mother. She was the daughter of the late Vincent J. and Dorothy G. (Hunter) Henschel. DeeDee was a 1970 graduate of Highlands High School in Natrona Heights. She worked for Nova Dental Associates in Tarentum for 43 years as a dedicated and skilled dental assistant. Mrs. Walker was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cabot, formerly a member of O.L.M.B.S of Natrona Heights. Her strong faith was evident as she attended weekly mass twice a week, and always showed kindness and thoughtfulness to family and friends. DeeDee is survived by her husband Jack Walker whom she married August 4, 1979, her son Jared (Lindsay) Walker of Allegheny Township, two daughters, Kellie Walker of Saxonburg, and Bethany (Cory) Smith of Natrona Heights. Also surviving are four siblings, Thomas (Regina) Henschel, David (Sandra) Henschel, Janet (Barry) Ewing, Janee (Gary) Wislie and numerous nieces and nephews and great- nieces and great- nephews. Survivors also include a stepdaughter, Heather (Mark) Townsend and three step grandchildren. DeeDee’s little canine companion “Yogi” gave her much comfort and was always by her side during her illness. In addition to her parents, DeeDee was preceded in death by her brother James P. Henschel. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights with the Rev. John B. Lendvai as celebrant. Arrangements are under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. To send an online condolence please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to the “Holy Pursuits Dream Foundation”, 943 Blackberry Hill; Rowlesburg, WV 26425.

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