Dorothy Herrick (nee Ferencik)

November 30, 1931 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Dorothy Herrick (nee Ferencik), age 92 of Lakewood, Ohio entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 13, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.  She is survived by her daughter Deborah Gates (nee Herrick), her grandchildren; Joseph Gates (Stefani), Sarah Gates Thompson (Brian), and Jacqueline Gates Ely (Matthew), and her beloved great-granddaughter Abigail Thompson.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband John Herrick, her parents Samuel and Marie Ferencik, and her son-in law Henry Gates.
Dorothy was a beloved resident of and community member of the Fedor Manor in Lakewood.  She enjoyed playing bingo, shopping and going out to eat with family- even enjoying an occasional glass of sweet wine or a margarita.
Dorothy was truly a selfless and generous person who had an immense amount of love for her family and friends.  She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know her.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, February 23, 10am at
The Transfiguration Parish, (Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church)
12608 Madison Ave. Lakewood
The family will receive friends
Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 6-8pm at
6953 W130th St. Parma Heights
*****In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy's name to an animal rescue of your choice ***** 
                                                       (Please no Flowers)
Online tributes and condolences may be viewed or expressed at


February 22, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cannon - Catavolos Funeral Home
6953 W130th St.
Parma Heights, OH 44130

Funeral Mass
February 23, 2024

10:00 AM
Transfiguration Parish (Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church)
12608 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

Please note
In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy's name to an animal rescue of your choice. PLEASE NO FLOWERS.

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