Dorothy L. Swerdlove

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Dorothy L. Swerdlove Dorothy was born January 4, 1928 in New York City to Louis and Belle Swerdlove, who have preceded her in death. She passed away at home on December 30, 2012. She was the youngest of three children and was preceded in death by her oldest brother Bob. She is survived by her brother, Chuck (Anne) Swerdlove of Tucson, AZ; nieces, Susan (John) Guetter, of Willcox, AZ and Tanya (Matt) Cuthbertson of Tucson; nephew, John (Lauren) Swerdlove of Tucson. She also is survived by grandniece, Talitha Cuthbertson and grandnephew, Isaac Cuthbertson, both of Tucson. She was a graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia University. She worked at the Library of Congress, Congressional Reference Service as a research assistant, followed by work at Princeton University, Economics Division as a research assistant. Some of the highlights of her career at the New York Public Library include: Curator of the Billy Rose Theater Collection, President of the American Theater Library Association, and Vice President of the International Theater Library Association. When she retired from the New York Public Library she moved to Tucson, where she volunteered at the Reid Park Zoo, The Kirk-Bear Canyon Library and several local theater groups. Dorothy enjoyed visiting family and friends, traveling the world, reading, and animals. Her warm, generous nature and sharp wit will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Per her wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the in her name.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 6, 2013
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