03.18.09

Dorothy Diane Salomon

Born in Brooklyn, NY on Nov. 10, 1928
Departed on Mar. 18, 2009 and resided in Daytona Beach, FL.

Dorothy Diane Doff Salomon passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at her home in Daytona Beach. She was with her husband and hospice home health aides. Dorothy was born November 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York to Morris and Eva Doff. As a young child, she moved with her family to New Haven, Connecticut, where she graduated from New Haven High School in 1946 and met her future husband, John H. Salomon. In 1948, she graduated from Curry College in Boston, Massachusetts, with a degree in Radio and Liberal Arts. Dorothy and John were married at the New Haven Medical Association Library on October 8, 1950.

Until she retired in 1985, Dorothy worked as a Census Enumerator for the US Census Bureau, Interviewer and Editor for the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and Personnel Administrator for Newton New Haven Diecasting. After retiring, she was a dedicated volunteer at Milford Hospital for many years.Dorothy and John were long term residents of Woodbridge, CT until 2004, when they moved to Daytona Beach, Florida.Dorothy is survived by her husband John; their children Ann, William and James; grandchildren Hannah Salomon, William Taylor Shivell, and Joshua, Nolan and Emma Gannon-Salomon; her brother Bernard Doff of New Port Richey, FL and sister Anita Wallerstein of Portland, ME. Dorothy was an avid and adventurous traveler.

In 1960, after the births of their three children, Dorothy and John embarked on a cruise to the Bahamas, which was to be the first of many exciting travels together. In addition to extensive travels through the United States and Europe, they visited China in 1979, as some of the earliest American tourists allowed into that country. Their adventures spanned five decades, taking them on a riverboat cruise through Russia, visits to Japan, Singapore, and the Philippines, as well as Poland, Egypt, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently, they cruised around the Cape Horn in 2007 and through the Caribbean in November, 2008. 
Dorothy was a woman of fine and varied tastes; she and John were subscribers to the Metropolitan Opera, as well as dedicated attendees at the play performances and piano recitals of their well-loved grandchildren. She was an accomplished craftswoman who enjoyed textile-weaving and basket-making. She had a passion for collectibles, particularly antique ceramic molds. Her favorite collection, however, was her devoted friends and family, upon whom she lavished absolute and unconditional love. She delighted in experiencing and creating loveliness in every part of her life. Dorothy was a strong and beautiful woman who enriched all of our lives to an unknowable degree. Her absence leaves us humbled, saddened, and eternally grateful for having loved her and been loved by her in return. 
A graveside service will be held at B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave, New Haven, Connecticut on Monday, March 23, at 11: am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Florida Hospital HospiceCare, 875 Sterthaus Ave. Ormond Beach, FL, 32174. The family is thankful for the friends, neighbors and medical professionals who helped care for Dorothy and John.

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