Mary Angela Dodson, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2023, in Midlothian VA. She was born January 26, 1935, in Pittsburgh PA, the daughter of the late Charles O’Toole, Sr. and Angela (Myers) O’Toole. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brother Charles R. O’Toole, Jr.
Mary worked as a reference librarian at Seton Hill University in Greensburg PA. She liked to play piano, crochet, garden and was an avid reader. She grew up in Pittsburgh PA and lived in Greensburg PA, Hutchinson PA, Durham NC, and Midlothian VA. She was valedictorian of her Ursaline Academy class and obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, and a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She will be remembered for her creativity, imagination, and sense of humor.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Angela M. Betz; sons Chester Dodson, Jr. (Diana), Charles Dodson (Stephanie), James Dodson, John Dodson (Donna), and Gregory Dodson (Andrea); seven grandchildren Katherine Dodson, Connor Dodson, Kevin Dodson, Brooke Dodson, Angela Dodson, Alexa Dodson, Julia Dodson, and Sophia Dodson; one nephew Marc Rabinowitz; one niece Molly Rabinowitz (Rick Michalek); and two sisters Kate O’Toole Rabinowitz and Ellen O’Toole.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at Calvary Catholic Cemetery 718 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.