Newark - On February 18, 2021, Dorothy Altshuler, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 90 at the Brackenville Health Care Center.
Dottie was born on June 23, 1930 in Baltimore, MD to Isadore and Lillian Goldberg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Milton Altshuler. They lived for two years in France while he finished his advanced veterinary degree and moved to Delaware in 1954 where she worked side by side with him in their veterinary practice, Chestnut Hill Animal Hospital. She served as chief accountant, office assistant and surgical assistant. Dottie was instrumental in helping found the Newark Jewish Community Center which later became Temple Beth El, for which she was honored in 2019. She also served as one of the first Sisterhood Presidents.
Dottie dedicated herself to everyone she encountered. Over the years, her children and their families were always her priority. Once retired, she worked for her son-in-law in his medical business, analyzing insurance claims and training new employees. When she and Milton moved to independent living, she created and operated employee appreciation programs soliciting donations from residents and their families to provide holiday bonuses to all hourly staff. When she moved from The Summit, the program was renamed The Dorothy Altshuler Employee Appreciation Fund in her honor. She will forever be remembered for her big, bright smile and her interest and delight in world news, politics and anyone who came into contact with her.
She is survived by the loves of life, her children, Andi Moses (Bill) and Steven Altshuler (Jane); her grandchildren, Leah Ferragamo (John), Dr. Erica Moses, Matthew Altshuler (Brett Alyse), and Kyle Altshuler (Danielle); and her great-grandchildren, Caleb and Shane Ferragamo, and Spencer Altshuler.
Due to Covid, burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Temple Beth El, 301 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711 or a charity of your choice
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