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Dorothy L (Hartley) Gaskalla

September 8, 1928 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 91)


Dorothy L. Gaskalla, 91, of Findlay, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at St. Catherine’s Manor. Dorothy “Dot” was born on September 8, 1928 in Barnesville, Ohio to the late Alfred and Ethel (Stanley) Hartley. She graduated in 1946 from Olney Friends Boarding School (Quaker affiliated) in Barnesville, Ohio.


Dorothy was a very loving and devoted mother of her seven children. She loved going to church and reading her Bible. She also enjoyed camping, sewing, needlepoint, puzzles and making (plastic canvas) calendars to give away. Dorothy worked at the Tampa, Florida courthouse in the Tax Assessors Office for 30 years.


Dorothy is survived by her children, Kay O’Flaherty, Barb Bernal, and Harry Pool, all of Findlay, David (Lisa) Pool of Tiffin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She married Faye Pool and they divorced. She then married Dwight Gaskalla and they both preceded her in death. Also proceeding her are her children, John, Rick, and Tom Pool. Her siblings, Edith Silvernale, Chester Hartley, and Pastor William Harley; and her grandson, Frank Navarro III.


A Memorial Service will be held at a later date due to Covid-19 restrictions.  HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home. 

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Family to do services at later date


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