Dorothy L. (Madonna) Ness

October 22, 1944 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 77)


Dorothy L. (Madonna) Ness, age 77, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of York, died at 8:40 PM Monday, September 19, 2022 at her residence in Florida. She was the wife of Mark A. Ness and the longtime companion of the late Dale Lee Alwine.

Born October 22, 1944, in Lancaster County, she was the only child of the late Frank J. and Florence (Sellers) Madonna.  She earned her Master’s Degree and retired from York Hospital Labs after 40 years of employment.  She also was the co-owner of the former Tasty Freeze in York. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by stepson, Steven Alwine, and his spouse, Steven Kohler, of El Paso, Texas; stepdaughter, Felicia Gettle, and her husband, Gregory, of York; and three grandchildren Alexis, Olivia, and Harrison Gettle; Mark’s son, Jimmy Ness, and his wife, Cassie, of York; Mark’s daughter, Gabrielle Messina, and her husband, Frank, of York; and their six children.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 AM Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Greenmount Cemetery, with The Rev. Jim Polanzke, officiating.  Guests are invited to gather at the main entrance to the Cemetery at 10:45 AM (15 minutes prior to service).  Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 South George Street, York, is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
September 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Greenmount Cemetery

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