Dolores I. Fallecker passed away peacefully on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the Parker Personal Care Home, in Parker, PA
Born on Saturday, March 21, 1931 in Butler, the daughter of the late Dorothy and Earl Zang. She was the oldest of their 10 children.
Dolores was married on November 13, 1948 to her husband Paul Fallecker, he preceded her in death on April 5, 2017. They were married 68 years.
She was a homemaker, mother, and grandma and always enjoyed visits with family and friends, particularly at her beloved mountain home. Anyone who knew Dolores knew she was competitive and always loved playing and inventing new games. She was an avid player of Zonk, Scrabble, Bingo, the Grandma Game and the Toothpick game. She loved testing her luck by playing the lottery and buying raffle tickets, where she was frequently a winner.
She was previously employed by the Spade Shirt Factory and Bobbie Brooks and was also a member of St. Wendelin's Church and May Hollow Sportsman Club.
Dolores is survived by her children, Karen (Ken) Ricciardella, the late Jim (Chris) Fallecker, Dave (Denise) Fallecker, Patti (Scott) Brandt, Dan Fallecker and his companion Bonnie Hetrick; 14 grandchildren, David (Courtney) Ricciardella, Marie (Jim) Scott, Diane (Doug) Frederick, Nick (April) Fallecker, Greg (Adrienne) Fallecker, Amanda (Chad) Booher, Mike (Leighann) Fallecker, Richard and Hannah Fallecker, Christie (John) Foran, Shelly (Joe) Brown, Trisha Brandt, Sarah and Ethan Fallecker; her former daughter-in-law, Terri Fallecker; 17 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Judy (Bob) Hornig and Linda Benson, two brothers, Bob Zang, and Alvy (Sue) Zang, and sisters-in-law, Marcia Zang, Sharon Zang and Maryann Zang.
In addition to her husband Paul and son Jim, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Paul Ricciardella and five brothers, Brownie, Paul, Dave, Floyd and John Zang.
The family would like to extend our thanks to Parker Personal Care Home and their employees for the fantastic care and friendship they gave to our mom. We also thank Transitions Hospice for their empathy during their time with her.
Services and burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to: St. Wendelin School, 211 Saint Wendelin Road, Butler, PA 16002