Dorothea Louise (Gray) Deitchman, 91, recently of Bernardsville, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 8 at the Bridgeway Care Center.
Born on April 23, 1921 in Kenosha, WI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Camilla (Kulik) Gray. She graduated from the Felt - Terrent Business College in Milwaukee, before moving to San Francisco in 1943, where she worked as an auditor for the IRS. She was also a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Interior Design in Newport, RI. After living in multiple locations around the United States, she and her husband were 44 year residents of Los Altos, CA. She was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. She enjoyed music, and had a wonderful singing voice. She also enjoyed gardening, joining with her husband in caring for their beautiful orchids.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years Captain Vincent Deitchman, US Navy, daughters Bridget and Maria, son Thomas Eric, grand-daughter Kathryn, sister Marion, and two brothers Charles and James.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Berry of Dayton, VA, sons John Deitchman of Bernardsville, NJ and Captain Charles Deitchman, USN of Alexandria, VA, her beloved sister Winifred Williams of Kenosha, WI, sister-in-law Stella Gray of Booth Bay, ME, seven grandchildren, and fifteen grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Bernardsville, NJ on April 22, 2013. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, CA. For more information please contact the Gallaway and Crane www.gcfuneralhome.com.