Dolores “Dolly” M. and Samuel F. Mayberry III, of Canton Township passed away on Thursday November 18, 2021.
Dolores was born on December 29, 1929 the daughter of Louis and Eva Kanzius Aquilino. Samuel was born August 29, 1932 in Norristown the son of Samuel F. and Mary Kauffman Mayberry, Jr.
After graduating from Canonsburg High School in 1947, Dolores worked as a secretary in Pittsburgh, Houston, and Washington Hospital from where she retired.
After graduating high school, Samuel went into the radio repair business, then computer repair business and ultimately worked for Washington Steel as a maintenance supervisor from where he retired after twenty-five years of service.
Samuel and Dolores were married on August 13, 1979.
Dolores was an avid reader and loved doing crossword puzzles. She collected blue glassware and enjoyed taking walks on their property where she had planted a forest of trees.
Samuel was intensely curious about everything mechanical, and electronic devices, ham radio equipment and would build oddball and mysterious machines such as converting a motorcycle to a diesel engine that ran on French fry grease, made a street legal electric scooter which he then converted to a gas turbine engine.
Dolores is survived by three children Richard (Sharon) Gray, Gary (Sabrina) Gray, Donna (Ray) Smalley; eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandson from a previous marriage and was preceded in death by her brother Louis (Emma) Aquilino and a son James Gray. Also surviving is a daughter-in-law Hope Gray. Also surviving is a sister-in law Lois Hewitt.
Samuel is survived by three children, Samuel A. (Debbie) Mayberry, Beth A. (Ragen) Mayberry-Moss, and David W. (Nastia) Mayberry; eleven grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Linda M. Mayberry, and two brothers Al and David Mayberry.
There are many nieces, nephews and cousins that survive.
Funeral arrangements are private. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of DeAngelo Funeral Home in Washington. A Tribute Wall is available at www.deangelocare.com.
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