Dorothy Schweitzer Plotz
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AGE: 89 • formerly of East Brunswick
Dorothy Schweitzer Plotz of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of East Brunswick, NJ, beloved Mother and Wife, passed away after a brief illness on June 8, 2014. Burial was June 12, 2014 at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin, NJ.
Daughter of Edward and Lena Schweitzer, Dorothy had a passion for life and for her family. She carried herself with dignity and determination. Dorothy did not wait for things to happen in life, she seized every moment of it and made them happen for herself and for her children. In her final years, when life took her in a direction she hadn't planned, she was determined to find whatever could be found that was interesting and beneficial in the place life had taken her, and never complained she had not gotten what she expected.
Dorothy adored her children. She imparted her wisdom and beauty on each of them and knew how they should live their lives. She beamed with pride at their growth and accomplishments and was never timid about expressing her views on the matter.
Dorothy was a home economics teacher at East Brunswick High School until she retired in 1989 to settle with her husband, Joseph Plotz, in Delray Beach, FL for the remainder of her life.
Dorothy was a native Yiddish speaker, active in the Temple, Sisterhood and ORT. She graduated in 1949 from Indiana University.
At heart, Dorothy was a teacher - as protective of her family and delighted in their growth as a good teacher is with her students.
Dorothy was the loving sister of Anne Schweitzer Watkins of NJ and brother Sam Schweitzer of NJ, each who pre-deceased her. Dorothy's beloved daughter, Beth Plotz, pre-deceased her in 1980.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph Plotz; son Michael Plotz; son Robert Plotz and daughter-in-law, Rita Burns; and her many nieces and nephews whom she loved.
Published in Home News Tribune on July 6, 2014