WEST FARMINGTON - Dorothy M. Amolsch Mertz, 81, of West Farmington, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Middlefield, the daughter of Willis J. and Dorothy Rhodes Amolsch.
After she graduated from Parkman High School, she attended college. She married Robert D. Mertz on Sept. 3, 1960, at Parkman Congregational Church, where she was a member since 1948. They were residents of the area and married 52 loving years before Robert died on June 4, 2012.
She was an assistant manager at a local bank; a past matron of the Phoenix Chapter of Eastern Star; and active with the Farmington Senior Center. Her hobbies included bowling, golfing and playing cards.
She will be missed by her friends and family, two daughters, Sonia J. Komandt (Charles) Moneypenny of Colorado and Denise L. Mertz Cowen of Georgia; one granddaughter; four grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Willis J. Amolsch; and four sisters, Mary L. Fishel, Marcia A. Simons, Norma J. Sherbourne and Susan R. Hageman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; and her stepson, William J. Mertz, deceased in January 1972.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Parkman Congregational Church, 18255 Main St. (state Route 528) in Parkman. Pastor Chuck Horvath will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at Parkman Congregational Church.
Russell Funeral Service in Middlefield assisted family with arrangements. Online condolences at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com.