Obituary of Christina B. Doll
Christina “Tina” Benamati Doll (25 May 1959 – 12 January 2020) was born in Homer City, Pennsylvania and attended Homer Center High School, where she was valedictorian in 1977. She then attended Seton Hill University, double majoring in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania and achieved a doctorate of medicine in 1985.
After attending medical school, Tina cared for patients in Pittsburgh, York, as well as on the Penn State and Bucknell University campuses. She then settled in the Happy Valley working in outpatient private practice and through a mutual friend met her husband, David. Tina then began working as physician at SCI Rockview and Smithfield, the former she was medical director at the former for a period of time. Additionally, she consulted with Cove Forge Rehabilitation Center as well as the State College Area School District for student health screenings.
When she was not with patients, Tina loved cooking, traveling, and tap dancing. She was “terminally” in intermediate tap for over 30 years in the local studio in downtown State College but did take a flamenco class last year.
Tina is survived by her husband David Doll (62), son Jason Doll (26), mother Rose Benamati (86), sister Teresa Hug (67), brother Mark Benamati (51), cat Theodore (1) and numerous beloved and supportive family, friends, coworkers, and fellow dancers.
The family would like to extend a very special thanks to the Mount Nittany Medical Center’s COVID ICU team for their unwavering dedication of care to all of their patients during this unprecedented time.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, with Father George Jakopac officiating.
A virtual funeral service will be viewable at 11a.m. as well. To view the service, select the "View Funeral Service" button or click on this link: https://kochfuneralhome.com/196/Christina-B--Doll.html
Due to state regulations, there will be a limited number of people permitted in the funeral home at one time. Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.
Burial will be in Boalsburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Tina’s studio, the Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop (https://www.cpdw.org/).
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.
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