Dorothy Leona Marsico

(Jan. 28, 1922 - Feb. 22, 2019)


Dorothy Leona Marsico died peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 22, 2019. She was 97 years old.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Leonard and Emma Schneider. Dorothy had four brothers and one sister: Leonard Schneider, Paul Schneider, Bob Schneider, Donald Schneider, and Rosemary (Schneider) Ebel.

Dorothy went to college at the University of Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and began teaching. On July 19, 1949, she married James Michael Marsico Jr. They were married 40 years until James’ death in 1989.

Dorothy taught school up until 2010. She was a well-loved teacher at Our Lady Of Loretto Catholic School in Novato, California, for much of her teaching career.

Dorothy was so full of life and loved to share her love of the outdoors with her family. Family was a big part of her life — first her kids and then her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Dorothy loved the outdoors. She loved hunting and fishing with family and shot her last buck with a bow at the age of 89! One of her favorite places to go was Big Piney to her beloved Bell Place.

When she wasn’t hunting and fishing, she hunted for arrowheads and artifacts. All artifacts were then brought into the classroom where she taught on the lifestyles of American Indians.

Her favorite second place to go was the Truckee, California, cabin. She could spend hours sitting on the deck watching the river go by — or spending time with the grandkids watching them play in the river. She loved the Fourth of July and watching the parade and fireworks in Truckee.

She was a member of the Archery Club in Novato, California, and loved to enter in archery matches where she often won. Her nickname was “One Shot Dot,” because she was a crack shot.

Dorothy is survived by her four children: James J. Marsico, Samuel P. Marsico, Margaret (Marsico) Hoog, and Carolyn Marsico Foster. She also has 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and extended family in Ohio.

She will be greatly missed by all, and will be remembered for her love of life, her love of history and telling stories. Her last words were “There just isn’t enough time.”

Services will be held on Thursday, March 7, at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Powell at 11 a.m. with reception to follow.

Thompson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.