Dorothy E. Lean, age 91, of Greenville, PA, passed away Sunday morning, June 25, 2023 in St. Paul’s Senior Living Community.

She was born in North Warren, PA on August 15, 1931 to Harold L. and Mary H. (Misulich) Clark. Dorothy was a 1949 graduate of Fredonia-Delaware High School and had attended the former Shenango Valley Commercial Institute. She was a Homemaker and had helped her husband at Lean’s Bakery for many years. Dorothy was a member of Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville.

On December 18, 1954 she married Harry R. Lean, Jr., he survives. Also surviving are four sons, Kevin J. Lean and his wife Teresa of Eden, NC, David J. Lean of Greenville, Brian C. Lean and his wife Marge of Philadelphia, PA and Eric Lean and his wife Rochelle of Greenville; a sister, Carol A. Murray and her husband Dennis of Bethel Park, PA; two brothers, Kenneth L. Clark and his wife Carol of Vienna and Richard G. Clark and his wife Kay of Warren, OH; three grandchildren, one step-grandchild and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Harry Roger Lean and a brother, Robert Clark.

A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday July 22, 2023 in Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville.  Family and friends will be received on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 10:00am until time of service in Anderson Lounge of the church.  Inurnment will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Shari Ray Shari Ray
    July 1, 2023    

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the Lean family. DOT was a good friend of my parents, especially my Mom (Jack and Martha Stoyer).

  2. Marlene Wasser Samuelsen Marlene Wasser Samuelsen
    July 1, 2023    

    I have so many memories of Dorothy growing up…. Beil Novinger family reunions….St. John’s church…Fredonia High School. She always had a welcoming smile when we’d meet. I, along with my family, send our deepest sympathy to her whole family. I wish I could attend her funeral but age and distance (I live in Lititz PA) prevent me from being there. My thoughts will be with you.

  3. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    July 5, 2023    

    Gods’ speed to Dave and family!

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