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Dorothy Koziel

Lodi — Dorothy Koziel (Hartwick), 91, died March 21.

Her kindheartedness and compassion led her to a career that began at Hasbrouck Heights Hospital, earning her LPN and caring for the elderly at Pine Rest Nursing Home in Paramus for 27 years. She retired in 1986 as its activities director. She also devoted her free time to the Catholic Charities organization and was a foster parent for several children.

She was the wife of the late Benjamin (2000); mother of Lorraine DeWitt of Lodi, the late Benjamin (2001) and Michael (1999) Koziel; and grandmother of eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Paramus.


Published in Community News on Apr. 3, 2013
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