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Ruth M. (Berganski) Dotson

April 15, 1948 ~ August 5, 2021 (age 73)


RUTH M. DOTSON (nee Berganski), age 73, of Wickliffe passed away on August 5, 2021 and was born on April 15, 1948 in Cleveland, OH to Ernest and Mary Berganski (nee Tanski).

Beloved wife of 38 years to Otis Dotson; dearest mother of Ken (Christy) Ward, Kelly (Mark) Miller, Becky (George) Duncan and Debi (Daniel) Vega; devoted grandmother of Amanda (Brad), Mindi (Matt), Matt, Allie, Daniel, Hunter, Taylor, D’Artagnan and Mason; great-grandmother of 7; dear cousin and friend to many.

Graduating from St. Francis High School, Ruth loved her career as a server at Manhattan Deli for over 30 years.  She loved spending time with her family and shopping and finding a great bargain.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary, and grandson, Zachary Platia.

The family will receive friends at the Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home, 29550 Euclid Avenue, Wickliffe, on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 2:00 until 6:00 pm with a Memorial Service at 6:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s honor to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 611 Oak Tree Boulevard, Independence, OH  44131.

The family of Ruth Dotson wishes to thank Dr. Anjali Advani at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth M. (Berganski) Dotson, please visit our floral store.


August 12, 2021

2:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Orlando - Donsante

Funeral Service
August 12, 2021

6:00 PM
Orlando - Donsante


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
6111 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence OH 44131
Tel: 1-216-264-5680

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