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Dorothy Perel


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Dorothy Perel Obituary
June 16, 1929 - July 4, 2017 Dorothy Perel, of Altadena, aged 88 years, died July 4 with family at her side from a short battle with cancer. Dorothy was born in 1929 in The Bronx, New York, to Harry and Etta Nudelman, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. She was married to the late Julius Perel and the two of them left behind their New York families and moved to the Pasadena area in 1962. She became a medical records specialist and eventually managed medical records for a few area hospitals. She had high expectations for her children and grandchildren. This was manifested in her faith in the importance of a good education. She passed away not long after her youngest grandchild graduated high school and was accepted to college. With the extended family all over the country, she insisted on annual family vacations that continued for 28 years. Dorothy was interested in current events and loved to discuss them. She prized arguments that were devoid of ideology. Dorothy was an enthusiastic member of PALAC (Pasadena Area Liberal Arts Center). She had loads of friends but had a private and reflective side that valued self-knowledge. Dorothy is survived by her sister June Schwabish of Commack, NY. Also, she is survived by four children: daughter Audrey Silverberg and her husband Fred of New Vernon, NJ, Michele Phillips and her husband George of Oakmont, PA, Alex Perel and his wife Mitra of Danvers, MA, and Enid Rawlings and her husband Greg of Sun Valley, ID. She was the extremely proud grandmother of Natasha, Arielle, Leana, Niomi, Samuel, Sarah, Garrett, and Nina. There will by a graveside funeral service on Friday, July 7 at Mount Sinai Cemetery, Hollywood Hills at 10am. In lieu of flowers please consider making a gift to Huntington Hospital (designation - Cancer Center) in memory of Dorothy. https://giving.huntingtonhospital.com/
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 6, 2017
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