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Obituary: Dorothy A. Havecker Tamraz

Dorothy A. Havecker Tamraz

Dorothy A. Havecker Tamraz, 94, of Brandon Oaks, Roanoke, VA, and formerly of New York, died on Sept. 22, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Charles and Sophia Krieger Havecker and by her husband Clement Alvin Tamraz of Yonkers.

She was born in Brooklyn on March 3, 1915. She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1939 and earned her master’s degree in 1941 in personnel administration from New York University. Upon her retirement as director of personnel relations of the New York City Department of Social Services, she lived in California with her husband, a published writer, until her return to Great Neck. She later retired to Brandon Oaks to be near her dear cousin Sadie M. R. Boyle.

She is survived by her stepson and daughter-in-law, Clement P. (Bo) and Hope Tamraz of Carmichael, CA; stepgranddaughters, Victoria and Vanessa Tamraz of Sacramento, CA; sister-in-law Anne Tamraz Fredericks of Yonkers; step nephew and niece-in-law, Jonathan and Sonja Tamraz of Roanoke, VA; and cousin Barbara B. Lemon and her family.

Dorothy was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church and a member of Bryn Mawr Chapter #530 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an extremely intelligent and vibrant woman who made great advancements in the professional world in her time.

A memorial service was held Sept. 27 in the Brandon Oaks auditorium with the Rev. George Anderson officiating. Arrangements were made by Oakley’s Roanoke Chapel.