Doris E. Ciofani

April 15, 1942 - January 19, 2015

04/15/1942 - 01/19/2015

Doris E. Ciofani, 72 of Bellaire, Ohio died Monday, January 19, 2015 at the East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

She was born April 15, 1942 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Stanley and Hilda McCabe Kaldor.

Doris was a retired Registered Nurse with the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio and a member of the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Bellaire High School, class of 1960 and the Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carol Haddon and one brother, Clarence Wayne Kaldor.

Surviving are her husband, Gerald G. Ciofani, whom she married on March 10, 1962 in the Bellaire Presbyterian Church, four children, Terri Walter Wolfe of Pataskala, Ohio, Michael A. Ciofani, Lori Todd Vinka and Rocky Erica Ciofani all of Bellaire, Ohio; two brothers, George Charlene Kaldor of Bellaire, Ohio and Stanley Susan Kaldor of Jacobsburg, Ohio. Also seven grandchildren, Ashley Brian Davidson, Ryan Sarah Wolfe, Christina Ciofani, Reid Wolfe, Anthony Vinka, Dominic Vinka and Andrew Ciofani, three great grandchildren, Wyatt Davidson, Luke Davidson and John Pusateri and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm where services will be held on Thursday at 11 am with Brenda Dunlap officiating. Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017.

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Rev. Carol Polivka Weiss
8 years ago

Dear Jerry and family….

Hurts to think of Doris gone! She was so full of life and so helpful to so many. Even after I left the Valley, my mother Anna Polivka always spoke so fondly of both of you through Rock Hill Church.

My prayers for you as you move through each day ahead.

As ever,

Carol Polivka Weiss

Carmen Turner
8 years ago

Doris will be remembered for her warmth, spirit and compassion that she had for everyone. She was a wonderful classmate with an engaging sense of humor. I will remember her fondly.

ruth gross
8 years ago

Gerald and family. I worked with Doris the whole time she was at BCH. She was an amazing woman and I enjoyed our time together.My sincere sympathies to you, and your family will remain on my prayer list.She will be missed by many. Ruth Gross

Helen Majzun
8 years ago

Gerry and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Debbie Wilson
8 years ago

I am blessed beyond measure to have shard so many wonderful life moments with this lady. The laughs, the tears and times around the table will be cherished forever. I love you Momma C and will see you one day.

Beverly Johnson Cybulski
8 years ago

I am shocked and saddened by your loss. I remember fondly growing up next door on Stark St and staying overnight upstairs in the room with all the windows. Doris was my good friend and we shared many fun times. So sorry I didn’t see her recently. Hilda was my other Mom and gave support to my family. Sending my love and prayers of support to Jerry, JamBones, StushieLou and all the family. I am thinking of you at this sad time. Please Take Care

Sandra Lindelof
8 years ago

I am so very sorry to hear about Doris. We were student nurses together at OVGH, class of 1963. She was a cheery and positive person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Melissa Eddy Creer
8 years ago

I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. I practically grew up in that house out on Rock Hill. I remember the good Italian food Doris made. It was the first time I ever ate gnocchi. She was always cooking something. Later in my adult years when she was still at the hospital, she was with my dad the day he unexpectedly passed away. She tried to save his life. She was the one to tell me he had passed. She cried with me that day. Doris will always hold a special place in my heart. So many memories. To the entire Ciofani family, I put my arms around all of you, just like your mom did for me. You will be in my prayers.

Jim Tarbet
8 years ago

I am so very, very sorry to hear about Doris.

Gerry, you were always a great guy, the Kaldor girls were pretty and sweet and the boys were ornery. Yes, Fifty years has gone by but I remember you all very fondly.

Gerry, Lori & Family, I want you to know that I have thought about you many times over the years.

My deepest sympathies go out to you in this terrible loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

God Bless!!

Valorie Moses
8 years ago

I do not know Doris personally, but I am a niece to her daughter, Terri. If Aunt Terri is any testament to the person Doris is and the way she has lived her life, I am so sorry never to have known her. I can only imagine how proud she is at the legacy of love she’s created and left for the world to enjoy. I celebrate her for that! May her family and friends find comfort and peace in this extraordinary time of loss. With much love and affection,


Harvard & Janet Ulrey Vine
8 years ago

I was shocked when you called me Monday morning, Jerry. Doris was my very best friend in high school and on through our lives. Growing up we practically lived at each others homes and did some really fun and silly things together. Even though we lived over 1,000 miles apart after high school we could call each other or get together and just pick up where we left off. Doris loved the Lord and would do anything for anyone. Jerry, we love you both and we know that you and your family will miss her terribly. The only sense we can make out of this is that someday we will see her again. Love to you all!

Brenda Johnson Cappy
8 years ago

I was so sad to hear of Doris passing. I haven’t been down home in a few years but have very fond memories of Doris and all the Kaldors. We lived next door on Stark St and I spent as much time in their house as I did in mine. I remember Doris had such a great smile and laugh. You will all be in my prayers during this difficult time.

Vicki Schell
8 years ago

I’m so very saddened at the loss of my sweet sister in laws mom. What a sweet loving person Doris was to all she knew. She has left a legacy of beautiful children, grand children, and great grandchildren behind. My prayers are with all of you.

Vicki Schell.

Brenda Thompson
8 years ago

In high school, Doris was the most positive personality of our class. Never saw her without a smile on her face or a helping hand to her classmates. It appears that she carried on with her life in the same way. She and Jerry were a perfect match for each other. Doris, you will be truly missed.

Helen Dillon IMHOFF & Glen Imhoff
8 years ago

Jerry and Family

You certainly have our sincere condolences in your loss of dear sweet Doris. She always had a smile and was always willing to help someone in the profession she so aptly chose for her life.

We can surely feel the loss you do so well feel now as my sister and Doris former playmate, Virginia, lost her husband nine months ago. You can be truly thankful Doris did not have to lay and linger with cancer knowing your passing was nearing.

We have lots of memories, I have a picture of the Kaldor and Dillon kids making mud pies one hot summer day up on Stark Street then trying to eat them! I am sure you have lot’s of good memories over the 53 years and Doris would want you to dwell on those.

God has promised that IF we put our trust in HIM and seek His help HE will be with us. May you find His strength each day to guide you.

Helen & Glen Imhoff

Jean Thoburn
8 years ago

Jerry and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Doris loved you all so very much. You each brought her joy and happiness. Doris is in the presence of God watching each of you knowing you’ll be together again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doris will be missed by all who loved and admired her. Jean and Byron Thoburn

Robert & Elizabeth Stillion
8 years ago

Jerry, I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Doris from childhood and school.

Ned & Sandy Porter
8 years ago

Jerry, Mike and family,

We are so sorry to hear about Doris. Whenever I think of her it is with a smile on her face. Please accept our sympathy.

Ned and Sandy Porter

Scott Porter
8 years ago

Jerry, Terri, Mike,Lori & Rocky

The pain of this unexpected loss has left a void in all your lives. Your faith will carry you through and one day great memories will replace the pain your feeling now. Mrs. C will be looking down from her eternal resting place to guide you all as you continue your daily routines. Our prayers are with you all.

Beverly Cybulski
8 years ago

Keeping all of you in my prayers. God Bless

Sally Campbell
8 years ago

Lori we are so sorry for your loss are prayers are with you and your family and if there i s anything you need please call. love you

John Majzun
8 years ago

Our condolences for your loss.

Jim&vicki koonce
8 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. I can’t even put into words how sad we are . We love all of you . Your mom was so special . She will missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Love the Koonce family.

madalyn and Gary runyan
8 years ago

Our prayers are with you and your family so sorry for your loss she was a wonderful person

Brent Keren & Whitney Davidson
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are continuous for you all at this time. Doris was such a sweet lady and Christ’s light shined through her to others. May God give you his peace.

Oktabetz Family
8 years ago

Sending our deepest sympathy! So sorry for your loss!

Ed Jackson
8 years ago

So sad to hear the news. Good memories of both Jerry and Doris in our school years. Carol and Doris shared a room at Bellaire City Hospital when both of our first children were born.

Charlene Benesh
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss.My mother always talked about teaching her in Sunday School years ago. She was a very nice person. Prayers to all of the family.

Robert Durigg
8 years ago

Terri, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. All my best to you and your Dad.

Lanny and Debbie Sitar
8 years ago

To all of Doris’ family:

We are so sorry to hear about your losing Doris. She was a loving wife and mother who touched many others’ lives with her caring. May God bless you with his comfort.

Sandy Heath
8 years ago

To Jerry and family, There are just no words to express how sorry I am for your loss.Doris was my classmate and we had so much fun in the band. I will always remember her laugh. My thoughts and prayers to you. Sandy

Todd Weekley
8 years ago

to Mike, Jerry and all the Ciofani family my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Becky Murphy and family
8 years ago

To the Ciofani family, I am deeply shocked saddened by your loss. Doris was a deeply devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who always put her family first. She will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Take peace and comfort in knowing you will be together again. May the Lord be with you and bless you all.

Michael A. Clark
8 years ago

To the entire Ciofani Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. A extremely nice person who always had a smile on her face & the personality to go with it! You’ve cared for so many. Rest in peace.

bob ney
8 years ago

To the family of Doris

I was sorry to learn about her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

Bob Ney

Doug, Judy, Dylan & Zach Frizzi
8 years ago

To the Vinka Family – we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and MaryJo Zacchini Kurko
8 years ago

We were so sorry to hear about this wonderful lady’s death. Our condolences to all of the family are being sent. God give you strength to go on and share the memories she so lovingly gave to you.

MaryJo and Steve Kurko


Roger Lute
8 years ago

What a precious life that you lived.A life of loving and giving and caring for everyone. How wonderful God must feel to receive such a beautiful treasure in heaven.Thank you so much beautiful mother.

Bob munjas
8 years ago

What a sweet and wonderful lady