Dorothy L. Pettit, 94, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in West Milton, NY on April 5, 1922, she was the daughter of Arthur and Lottie Thayer.
Dorothy worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill and during World War II at General Electric. She later worked at Knights Orchard. She enjoyed crocheting, listening to old country music and vacationing in Maine. She loved to dance or as she called it jigging.
She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth, daughters Patricia and Holly, siblings Gertrude, Lena, Ruth, James, William, Michael, Arthur, and Melvin. Dorothy is survived by her sons David Pettit (Debra) of Erwin, Tennessee and Tim Pettit (Margaret) of Ballston Spa; daughter-in-law Doris Pettit; granddaughters Patty Kolberg (John), Pamela Thew (Jody), Jamie Propper (Chad), Catherine TenEyck (David), and Erika Pettit (Steve); great grandchildren Derek, Joey, Jordan, Sierra, Eric, Cassie, Mackenzie, Timothy, Nathaniel and Katie; stepgrandchildren Amy Epting and Susan Freeman (Ryan); step great grandchildren Dylan, Reese, Amber and Morgan; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 1pm Tuesday, August 23 at Ballston Spa Cemetery, Garrett Road, Ballston Spa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family would like to thank Community Hospice of Saratoga and all of Dorothy’s caregivers for their love and support.