Dorothy M. McCaw, Rockford, IL/formerly Janesville (1924 - 2012)
December 23, 1924 - December 8, 2012
Dorothy M. McCaw, 87, Rockford, died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Park Strathmoor Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Dixon, IL, a daughter of Franklin and Henrietta Bush McCray. She was a Rockford resident since 1993, coming here from Janesville, WI. She married Lewis W. McCaw in Rockford, on Aug. 26, 1946. He died in August of 1977. She was employed by the F.W. Woolworth Company in Janesville, for over 20 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of their Retirees Club. While in Rockford, she was a “Demo Lady” for Sam’s Club for 10 years, which she enjoyed. She loved animals and also enjoyed pet sitting for people. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Dorothy was a hard worker, having to have left school to work to help support her family as well as helping out on the family farm. She was very kind hearted with a solid moral foundation and strong faith. Dorothy was quite well-read with a great interest in politics and a good sense of humor. Her passion was always her family, who she loved with all of her heart. She was a Loving Mother, Grandmother and Aunt.
Survivors include her sons: James L. (Ruth) McCaw of Rockford, Jerry W. (Sandy) McCaw of El Mirage, AZ, and Kurt (Cindy) McCaw of Glendale, AZ; grandchildren: Brad, Dawn and Brett McCaw, Mandy Pleis, Adam McGrady; great-grandchildren, Brianna and Nicole Kopa, Jaykob Stickels and Gianna McCaw, as well as another great-grandson and great-great grandson expected in the near future; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her parents; a daughter at birth, Diane Elaine; daughter-in-law, Diane McCaw; and brothers, Earl and Harold McCray.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 4503 Charles Street, with Pastor Jake Crowley officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at the CHURCH. There will be a private family burial. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to First Church Of The Nazarene. Arrangements were completed by FITZGERALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, MULFORD CHAPEL, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Express condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.