In Memoriam: Dorothy Jusick Radomsky (1919-2018)

Dorothy Jusick Radomsky, age 98, mother of Holy Trinity parishioners Mark and Leslyn Radomsky, passed away peacefully into the hands of the Lord on October 12, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, supported by her loving family. Born on October 22, 1919 in Philipsburg, PA to Kondrat and Theodora (Cedilla) Jusick, she was preceded in death by five of her six siblings, and her husband George Radomsky. In addition to Mark, Dorothy is survived by her three other children—John Radomsky (Christine), Rebecca Radomsky Bigart (Bruce), and David Radomsky (Jane)—and her sister Anne Lesko (of Illinois). 

Dorothy was raised in Philipsburg, where her parents owned The Jusick Hotel, and graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1936. She attended Beauty School in Pittsburgh and worked as a certified beautician in Philipsburg before marrying her beloved husband George Radomsky in 1944. After marriage, Dorothy enjoyed homemaking, cooking, and raising her four children in Hastings, PA. She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Hawk Run, PA and an avid bowler for many years. When Dorothy and her husband retired to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1983, she became very active in the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church; working long hours each year for the annual Greek Festival, and as an active member of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society and the Daughters of Penelope. She was awarded the Medal of St. Michael in 2006 by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Metropolis of Atlanta, for her tireless work within the church.

After the passing of her husband in 1987, Dorothy lived an independent life, driving until she was 95 and maintaining her own home until she ‘downsized’ to the Covenant Towers apartments in Myrtle Beach, SC at age 96. Through the years, she remained very active, almost never sitting still at home, and was known for taking daily walks in her neighborhood or on the beach nearby. She enjoyed travel and took trips to Hawaii, Israel, China, and Italy.  She is remembered fondly for her endlessly positive outlook, her ‘words of wisdom,’ and an extensive hat collection. Recently, Dorothy embraced life at Covenant Towers by making new friends and participating in many social gatherings. She enjoyed bingo, exercise classes, and spending time with her family, including nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, who lovingly called her Nanny. She especially loved dancing at her grandchildren’s weddings and attending her great-grandchildren’s graduations, school plays, and recitals.

Always pleasant, outgoing, and a friend to all, Dorothy was a person of great strength, energy, strong faith, love, and generosity; an exemplary daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is and will remain greatly missed by her family. God grant her Memory Eternal!

Trisagion services were simultaneously held here at Holy Trinity and at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Myrtle Beach, SC, and the Nativity of Our Lord, Manassas, VA on Sunday, October 14. Friends will be received on Saturday October 20 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Hawk Run, PA; the funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m., with a Mercy Meal to follow services.  Joint arrangements by Grand Strand Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach, SC and Strange and Weaver Funeral Services, Morrisdale, PA.

Donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Ave Ext. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 53 Fulton St, Hawk Run, PA 16840.