Dunbar, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Dunbar, Ed.D. a resident of White Plains and Scarsdale passed away on April 28, 2014. Stricken with Juvenile Arthritis at age six, she succumbed to the chronic disabling consequences of her long term condition. Dorothy was born on September 5, 1939 to Thomas and Eloise Dunbar in Augusta Ga. She attended the former High School of Music and Art and studied at Julliard. A graduate of Hunter College, where she went on to receive a Master's degree, Dorothy also earned a professional diploma from Teacher's College Columbia University. She earned her doctorate from Fordham University and over the years, despite increasing physical limitations, taught at various levels from elementary through post-graduate. Formerly, she was a member of the staff of both Queens College of the CUNY and Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry. Prior to her retirement she has served as the chair of the Department of Education at Mercy.
Dorothy is survived by her mother Eloise and her sister Dr. Jacqueline Dunbar of White Plains and Scarsdale, NY. She was predeceased by her father Thomas Dunbar. As per her request all funeral arrangements will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dunbar Family Fund thru the Westchester Community Foundation, 200 N. Central Park Avenue, Hartsdale NY 10530. The fund supports minority women and girls seeking careers in either Math, Science, Education or the Arts. The family will always appreciate warm thoughts and prayers.
Published in the The Journal News on May 1, 2014
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