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DOROTHY GOMINGER CHECK
AGE: 84 SAYREVILLE
Dorothy Gominger Check, 84, of Sayreville, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in South Amboy she has resided in Sayreville all of her life. Dorothy was a graduate of Montclair University with a BA in Education then received her MA from Newark State College and was 3 credits short of her PHD in Education when she retired as a gifted and talented teacher with the Sayreville Board of Education in 1988 after 30 years of devoted service. She was a member of the New Jersey Education Association, served as a member on the Sayreville Office on Aging, was a member and past Worthy Matron of Sirius Chapter 123 Order of the Eastern Star. Dorothy was also a member of the Sayreville Senior Citizens Thursday Club, Sayreville Saint Stans Seniors Club and a dedicated and very active member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Parlin.
She is predeceased by her husband Malcolm P. Check in 1996, her daughter Marie Lyons in 2008 and her grandson Steven Schweisguth in 1998. Surviving are her daughters Donna O'Loughlin and Sandra Check both of Sayreville, and Patricia Schweisguth and her husband Barry of Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, her son in law Mark Lyons of Sayreville, her grandchildren Jennifer Schweisguth, Erin and Kenneth Lyons, Devin O'Loughlin and Jordan and Sarah Check, her great grandchildren Alyssa, Kaitlyn and William Glatz, her sister Elaine Boyler and her husband Edward of Sayreville and her nephews Gary and Jeffrey Boyler.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 10:30am from the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home 15 Cherry Lane Parlin followed by an 11am service at Messiah Lutheran Church in Parlin with private cremation to follow. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Monday from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Dorothy's name be made to Messiah Lutheran Church or Sayreville Association for Brain Injured Children.
Published in Home News Tribune on Jan. 9, 2011