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(nee Beatrice Dorf), passed away peacefully on July 8, surrounded by loving family. She leaves behind a sparkling resilience and spirit of optimism that will remain a positive force and inspiration to all who knew her. A woman of true valor and determination, Bonnie brought her heart, mind and voice to issues of feminism and education, leaving her mark and making a difference for others. Joyous to the end, her gusto for life brightened decades of bridge tables and gatherings with friends at the 92nd Street Y. Her light will be missed. Bonnie is survived by her children, Aileen (Frank Drury), Andrew (Jill Bock) and Michael (Jill) and grandchildren, Griffen, Lily and Owen, as well as her sister Rena Rogoff, brother-in-law, Jerry Rogoff, nephew, Marty Rogoff and predeceased by her niece, Robin Rogoff. Born on December 14, 1932, to David and Florence Dorf of the Bronx, Bonnie was a true New Yorker from the start. She graduated from City College and went on to earn several advanced degrees including a B.B.A. in Personnel Management from CUNY, an M.A. in Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a Professional Diploma in Administration from Fordham University. Bonnie was a seasoned educator, administrator, school psychologist and counselor whose career began in Chester, NY with a series of positions including School Psychologist, Administrator of Special Services, Assistant Principal and, finally, Assistant Superintendent. Bonnie then moved on to Pleasantville, NY, where she was the Director of Special Services, continuing on in that capacity in Washingtonville, NY, and as School Psychologist in Mamaroneck, NY. She ended her career as a Family Counselor in private practice. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 11th, at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel at 630 Amsterdam Avenue at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Bonnie's beloved 92nd Street Y.

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Published in The New York Times on July 11, 2018