Dorothy Louise (Grace) Kilgore, 93, of Lincolnville, died peacefully, Jan. 9, 2013, in Belfast.

She was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., the daughter of Harland Sylvester Grace and Lula Florence (Wilson) Grace.

Dorothy graduated from Troy High School in Troy, Pa., and attended Mansfield State Teacher’s College and The University of the State of New York. She practiced and taught cosmetology at Linton High School in Schenectady, N.Y. Later she had owned her own hair salon business, The Beauty Bower, in Burnt Hills, N.Y. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, celebrating holidays with her family, plus had so many home keeping talents. She always cherished her loving pets.

Dorothy was pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 72 years, Melville Enoch Kilgore, and a brother, Albert W. Grace.

Survivors include two sons, Greg Kilgore and wife Elena Nechepurenko of Lincolnville and Rod Kilgore and wife Lin Kilgore of Rochester, N.Y.; grandsons Shaun Marcellus, Ryan Kilgore and Anton Nechepurenko; granddaughters Jennifer Kilgore, Carlie Kilgore and Kelsey Kilgore; great-grandson Christian Weed; great-granddaughter Alexandra Marcellus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services and a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in place of flowers may be made to World Good Will, Triangles, Lucis Trust, 120 Wall St. 24th Fl., New York, NY 10005.

Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at