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Dorothy Ann (Ray) Fuerst, age 87, of Mentor, passed away March 30, 2017 at Brookdale of Willoughby. She was born February 23, 1930 in Cleveland.

Mrs. Fuerst had been a member of St. Jerome Church in Cleveland, where she had been in several musicals and plays. She also was a member at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Mentor and of the ladies guild at the church. She enjoyed singing and was an avid reader.

Survivors include her children Carol (Jim) Ashdown, Ellen (Kenneth) Wiener, James Fuerst Jr, Susan Fuerst, Daniel (Paulette) Fuerst, Joan (Joseph) Allega and Patrick (Carol) Fuerst; 14 grandchildren; 13+ great grandchildren; sisters Shirley Wagner and Margie McPherson; brothers Paul (June) Ray and Dick (Renie) Ray; sisters in law Mary Ellen Graehling, Nancy Ray and Mary Fuerst and many other loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband James Fuerst; parents Daniel and Ann Ray; brothers Bob, Jack and Bill Ray and sister Carol Ward.

Memorial mass will be held 10 am Saturday April 8, 2017 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. Please meet at church.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 pm Friday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Painesville at a later date.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110, online at

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