Dorothy “Dottie” Allen Bentley was born December 2, 1930, to Larry and Sarah (Egan) Allen in Yonkers, New York. She married John “Jack” Bentley and they started a family. While raising her six children, Dorothy worked as a real estate agent and related careers and had numerous part time seasonal jobs. Several years after Jack passed away in 1974, Dorothy moved to Florida where her oldest daughter had recently moved. While raising her remaining four boys, Dorothy continued her successful real estate career and many side jobs, gardening, and made lifelong friends. Eventually retiring, Dorothy enjoyed hobbies including cross stitch, word games, decorating, and genealogy research. She loved God and attended church every chance she got. Dorothy’s greatest joy in life was always her family, as evidenced by the time, love and prayer she invested in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Jack, her sister Rose, and daughter Doreen.
She leaves behind an incredible legacy of 29 direct descendants, including six surviving children: Dody Nollmann (Ray Dohle), Karin Jo Komisky, Jay Bentley (Melinda), Gerard Bentley, Willy Bentley, Chris Bentley (Nancy); Thirteen grandchildren: Kristen Vinson (Ryan), Alex Nollmann (Jessica), Jennifer Sapp (Joshua), Kevin Komisky (Michelle), Connor Bentley (Andi), Victoria Bentley, Cassidy Turco (Nick), Gerard Bentley, Jr, Cailyn Kerekes (Alex), Meghan Bentley, Matthew Bentley, Allie Bentley, Christa Bentley; and ten great grandchildren: Michael Komisky, Natalie Vinson, Jack Komisky, Levi Sapp, Evelyn Sapp, Tilly Nollmann, Ellis Bentley, Lydia Bentley, Logan Turco, Ethan Sapp, and two new great grandbabies due this year. She is also survived by her brother William Allen and sister Ruth Buhler. Along with her 29 direct descendants, and numerous other beloved family and friends, Dorothy leaves behind a beautiful legacy of laughter and love. She will be forever in our hearts.
At Dorothy’s request, there will only be a private family memorial. She will be laid to rest in NY with Jack. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.