Dorothy Steffen, 66, of Piscataway died on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in RWJ University Medical Center in New Brunswick.
Dorothy was born in Perth Amboy to the late Felix and Grace Steffen.
Early in her career, Dorothy work as a mailroom supervisor for AT&T. Later she was employed by McCarter Theater in Princeton as a receptionist and mail supervisor. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Virgin RC Church in Middlesex. Dorothy had served on the board of the Villagers Theater in Somerset and volunteered her time there as a production assistant and stage lighting technician. Dorothy loved musical theater, professional ice skating and was a devoted sister and aunt to her many nephews.
Dorothy is predeceased by her brother, Philip Steffen and her brother-in-law, Orry Shackney. She is survived by her sister, Grace Shackney of Metuchen; two nephews David Shackney of Ossining, NY and Gabriel Shackney of Ewing, NJ; and five great nephews: Orry, Noah, Harry, Nathan and Daniel Shackney.
There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends on February 5th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the Villagers Theatre, 475 Demott Lane, Somerset, NJ.