GREENBELT, Md. -- Dorothy Ann Baluch on Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 90, joined her husband, Fred, in eternal rest. She passed at home in Greenbelt, Md., surrounded by family and friends.
Dorothy was born March 25, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio, the younger of two children of James B. and Barbara (Styndl) Taylor. Among her ancestors were the Krejci and Skrivan families of Kraselov and the Styndl and Ptak families of Stare Sedlo in Bohemia, Czech Republic who immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland in the late 1800s.
Dorothy graduated Valedictorian of the class of 1942, Chaney High School in Youngstown and completed Registered Nurse training at Youngstown Hospital Association.
On June 14, 1947, she married her childhood sweetheart, Frederick Paul Baluch.
In 1947, she and husband, Fred, moved to Glenn Dale and later Greenbelt, Md., (Prince Georges County) where they raised eight children. Dorothy worked in the home while Fred worked as a teacher and later principal for the Washington, D.C. Public Schools. In 1981, they retired to the Rainbow Farm in Freeport, Ohio.
Dorothy was preceded in death by Fred her husband of 65 years. Dorothy is survived by her sister Ruth Brown of San Diego, Calif., as well as her eight children; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Frederick P. Baluch, Jr. of Clinton, Md.; Stephen J. Baluch of Ft. Myers, Fla.; James T. Baluch of Norfolk, Va., (partner Teri Esposito); Barbara Stevens of Front Royal, Va., (spouse Patrick McCauley), and son Shawn Haines (spouse Rebecca and daughter Molly); Ruth M. Baluch of Freeport, Ohio (spouse Gene Reavis), and daughter Lisa Groh (spouse Michael); Dorothy B. Dobson of Greenbelt, Md., (spouse Norman, step-daughter Theresa Smith, and sons Nicholas (partner Liz) and Matthew); Robert F. Baluch of Greenbelt, Md.; and John K. Baluch of Greenbelt, Md.
A memorial service will be scheduled by year's end in her beloved Greenbelt.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to: Capital Caring Hospice Services, 1801 McCormick Dr., Suite 180, Largo, MD 20744,