Age 79, of Pleasant Hills, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday afternoon, August 19, 2020. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 8, 1941, Dorothy was the daughter of the late John J. and Anna (Kolhavits) Tarasovich. A loving wife and mother, Dorothy never strayed from dishing out a healthy dose of honesty straight from the heart. Dorothy took great pleasure in working outdoors in her many gardens, and you would often find her digging in the dirt to create the perfect floral array. Surviving are her husband, Carl John Chiocca, with whom she married on March 2, 1974 and enjoyed 46 years of laughter and witty banter. Also surviving are her daughter, Anna Christine Walter (Gene) of Wexford, one grandson, and her sister, Barbara Souders of Richmond, VA. Predeceasing her is her brother, Thomas J. Tarasovich. Friends received at the John J. Gmiter Funeral Home, Ltd., 119 South 15th Street, South Side on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Blessing service on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 5 pm.
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