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Dorothea (Schulze), 88 of Hillsdale passed away at home on March 6, 2014. Born in Union City, NJ, she has lived in Hillsdale for 50+ years. Dorothea was a secretary for Motorola C & E Division in Glen Rock, NJ before retirement. She was a 55 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey as well as a past grand officer. She was a member of the Hillsdale United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Caring Ministry. She was the treasurer of the tenants association of Hillsdale House and a past advisory board member of Temple Assembly #32 International Order of Rainbow for Girls in Westwood, NJ. Dorothea was predeceased by her husband, Walter Aldridge; her brother, John Schulze and her sister, Mildred Michielsen. She is survived by her daughters, Joan Sharma, Ruth Ann Romano and her husband Tom and Dorrie Simon and her husband Robert; her brother, Robert Schulze and his wife Ruth; her grandchildren, John Keizer, Jason Keizer and his fiancée Talia Galentine, Robert Romano and his fiancée Keri Bennett, Jennifer Romano, Kristen Sweder and her husband Paul, Michelle Schaffner and Rachel Schaffner; her great-grandchildren, Emily Keizer, Aiden, Wyatt, Paige, and Connor Sweder as well as many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ www.becker-funeralhome.com. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be held on Sunday at 7:30 PM and the funeral service will be held on Sunday 8:30 PM. A graveside service will be held on Monday 11:15 AM at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ, family and friends may gather at the funeral home for 10 AM on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Ministry c/o Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 349 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale, NJ 07642 in Dorothea's memory.
Published in The Record on Mar. 8, 2014