June 29, 1942 – Nov. 4, 2020
Dorothy Stanek (Meyerzove), age 78, passed away peacefully on Nov. 3, 2020, at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. Dorothy was born on June 29, 1942, in Chicago. She was the eldest child of Adam and Mary (Panek) Stanek and spent many wonderful years in the area.
Dorothy married Leland (Lee) Meyerzove on Aug. 7, 2001, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Pacifica, Calif., in a nuptial Catholic Mass and Jewish celebration and spent five wonderful years with Lee until his passing on Oct. 23, 2006.
Dorothy attended Loyola University in Chicago, where she received her degree in English literature in 1964. Her interests brought her to California in 1966 and in 1974 Dorothy bought a home in Pacifica. Dorothy loved to travel and visit the many museums and art galleries. Her home overlooked a scenic valley, and ocean views were a short distance away. She enjoyed sitting in her yard admiring the beautiful scenery and wildlife.
She worked for the Social Security Administration in San Francisco for 30 years before retiring in 1995. Dorothy was a person of deep faith and an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church. She enjoyed Bible study groups, sponsored RCIA participants and served as a lector and prayer reader during Mass. She made many good friends through her church connections, in particular her dear friend Kathleen Bissell who has helped her through many troubling times.
Dorothy is survived by her siblings Jim, Rich (Colleen), Sandy and her nieces and nephews Rich (Laura), Ryan, Adam (Sarah), Lauren, Garrett, and Elyse. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle in Crystal Lake, Ill. Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name can be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, Building Fund, 700 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044.