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Dorothy Day

September 10, 1921 — July 7, 2016

DOROTHY H. DAY (nee Hauselman), 94, died July 7, 2016, at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland.

She was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Middletown, Ohio, the daughter of Arthur F. and Mary (Carson) Hauselman. She was valedictorian of Middletown High School Class of 1939 and graduated in 1943 with an education degree from Miami University.

On Aug. 14, 1943, she married Charles R. Day and settled in Cleveland Heights before moving to Lyndhurst. She taught at Shore School in Euclid until her children were born: Chuck (Judy) of Jacksonville, Fla.; twin daughters Martha Sorohan of Ashtabula and Mary Jane Skala of Abiqui, N.M.; and Robert (Scott Wormell) of Shaker Heights. She resumed teaching fifth grade in 1958 at Chester C. Bolton School in Lyndhurst, retiring in 1980. Widowed in 2000, she moved to Breckenridge Village in Willoughby in 2008. Her fondest memory of travels across the U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Europe and the Middle East was riding a camel in Egypt in 1958.

Active at Church of the Saviour, she was the children's Sunday school superintendent for many years and performed in musical productions with the Wesley Players. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She loved attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts, reading, crossword puzzles, and playing bridge. She loved hosting large family dinners at Christmas and Easter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother, all of Middletown; a granddaughter, Gretchen Day, and son-in-law Patrick Sorohan. In addition to her children, she survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in her name to The Church of The Saviour Foundation, c/o The Church of The Saviour, 2537 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118 where Memorial Services will be held, with the Rev. Judith Wismar Claycomb, officiating.

A family interment will take place at Knollwood Cemetery, Mayfield Hts., OH.

FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BROWN-FORWARD, 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD., SHAKER HTS., OH FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH FROM 5-7 PM. For additional information and to sign the guestbook, please log online to .


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