Dolores Culver

Obituary of Dolores Ann Culver

HERKIMER/PENNSYLVANIA - Dolores Ann Culver, nee Sakowski, age 89, passed away at an extended care facility in Honey Brook, PA on February 21, 2019.


She was born on October 14, 1929 in Herkimer, New York to Joseph and Mary Sakowski.  Dolores attended Herkimer district schools and graduated high school there.  She went on to graduate from Elim Bible Institute in Lima, New York. 


On April 11, 1953, Dolores married William L. Culver. Together, they had a daughter and son.  Dolores was a devoted wife and mother while working for much of her adult life at Jonell Manufacturing in Herkimer and for several years, part-time in her sister, Nellie’s women’s clothing store. 


Before moving from the immediate area, Dolores was a long standing member of the New Life Church (formerly Herkimer Pentecostal Church).  Her special interest was her family -- caring for her husband, raising her children, and enjoying her three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 


She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Bill; her daughter, Wendy Neff (and husband Edward); her son, Jeffrey Culver (and wife, Kerry); 3 grandchildren (Sarah, Brittany, Olivia);  3 great-grandchildren  (Alexis, Lacey, Jenna); her brother, Gerald Sakowski of Greenville, North Carolina; her sister, Emily Hanselman of Rochester, New York; and several nieces and nephews. 


She was predeceased by numerous brothers and sisters, including, Edward Sakowski of Orchard Park, New York. 


A gathering for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 North Washington Street, Herkimer, NY (315) 866-1011. Dolores’ funeral service will be held on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019 at 10:30AM at the New Life Church in Herkimer. Burial will follow at the Mohawk Village Cemetery. 


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: ALZ Association, PO Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011, in Dolores Culver’s name. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


The Culver family has entrusted Dolores’ final wishes to Harry and Kevin Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Enea Family Funeral Home
220 North Washington Street
Herkimer, New York, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
New Life Church & Ministry Center
337 Protection Avenue
Herkimer, New York, United States
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