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Dorothy Teresa Henle Rescher

September 18, 2023

Dorothy Teresa Henle Rescher Obituary

We report with heartfelt sorrow the passing of Dorothy Teresa Henle Rescher on September 18,

2023. Age 81, resident in Regent Square (Swissvale), Dorothy was born on November 28, 1941. She

is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Sophia (Dubrawski) Henle, her brother Conrad

Henle, and sister Jaqueline Henle Brown. Beloved relation of the Henle, Brown, and Angemeer

families, Dorothy is survived by her devoted husband, Dr. Nicholas Rescher; her three loving

children, Mark, Owen, and Catherine; much-endeared step-daughter, Elizabeth; three

grandchildren, Myles, Felix, and Ivo; and many nieces and their families.

A graduate of St. Augustine High School, Dorothy later attended the University of Pittsburgh

where she earned a B.A. in English Literature. During high school and college, Dorothy

developed interests in editorial work and publishing which led her to become the Operations

Manager of American Philosophical Quarterly. She would later use acquired editorial and

business skills for the benefit of North American Philosophical Publications (NAPP) where she

assumed the role of Treasurer.

Growing up in Lawrenceville, Dorothy was a member of St. Augustine’s Parish and a devoted

Catholic. As an adult, she became a dedicated member of The Pittsburgh Oratory and Catholic

Newman Center. Later in life, Dorothy would attend St. Bede Church - Saint Mary Magdalene

Parish in Point Breeze where she was an active member of the choir. For almost 40 years,

Dorothy also regularly attended services at Blackfriars Priory in Oxford, England where she

spent the summer months.

A generous person with an outgoing disposition, Dorothy had many passions. She was an

ardent advocate of the performing arts, evident in her long-term support of Pittsburgh Musical

Theater (PMT) as a board member. She was a lover of all things tennis and was an avid English

gardener whose front-facing garden was admired as a neighborhood showpiece.

Dorothy’s other passions included singing with the St. Bede Church Choir,

participating in the Good Friends Book Club, and watching Korean dramas on Netflix.

She was fond of puzzles, especially crosswords and Sodoku. A lifelong student, Dorothy was deeply engaged

as a participant in professional, religious, and community life. She was always convivial and brought cheer to every

interaction with family or friends, whether in Pittsburgh or across the pond.

We will continue to celebrate her life as we share our loving memories of Dorothy.

Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC. (, 4900 Centre

Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on

Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Magdalene Parish, St. Bede Church, 509 S Dallas Avenue, Point Breeze.

In lieu of flowers, her family suggests a donation to Brother's Brother Foundation.

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September 26, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
John A Freyvogel Sons, Inc (Centre Avenue, Devonshire Street)

Mass of Christian Burial
September 27, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Mary Magdalene Parish - St. Bede Church
Dallas and Wilkins Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208


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