Dorothy A. Reightler


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Dorothy A. "Dot" Reightler, 46, of Donaldson, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, Jan. 10, 1967, she was a daughter of the late John W. Carey and Dorothy A. Smith Carey, who survives her in Pottsville.

She attended Pottsville Area High School and then graduated from McCann School of Business with a paralegal associate degree.

She worked as an assistant manager for Wal-Mart in the Coal Township store.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Dale R. Reightler, Oct. 23, 2006.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her companion, Daniel J. Sborz, Heckscherville; a daughter, Amanda L. Swartz and her husband, Samuel, Tamaqua; two sons, Dustin M. Reightler, Donaldson, and Dale R. Reightler, Tremont; three granddaughters, Autumn and Payton Swartz and Carlie Reightler; four sisters, Sue Price and her husband, David, Michigan, Deb Jefferson and her husband, Kyle, Orwigsburg, Cindy Kocher and her husband, Victor, Lititz, and Patricia Lowthert and her husband, Craig, Port Carbon; a brother, John C. Carey and his wife, Christa, Pottsville; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A religious service was held Wednesday, May 15 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Tremont, with the Rev. Maureen Duffy-Guy officiating. Interment was in Donaldson Community Cemetery, Donaldson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-5020.

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