Obituary of Dorothy M. Barkelew
Dorothy M. Barkelew, 99, of Point Pleasant, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
Miss Barkelew worked for Merck and Co., Rahway, in the animal science research department for twenty-nine years taking early retirement in 1983 and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. Prior to that she was a private duty infant nurse after graduating from Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Montclair. She was also a graduate of Paine Hall Medical Secretarial School, Manhattan.
She was a United States Navy WAVE veteran of World War II, serving in the Hospital Corps and also served in communications in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the WAVE National and Jersey Shore WAVES, Unit 68, and belonged to the Geo. P. Vanderveer American Legion, Post 129, Toms River. She also was a volunteer at the Medical Center, Point Pleasant, for six years and attended Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, Perth Amboy.
Miss Barkelew was born in South River and was raised in Freehold, moving to Woodbridge, a year after graduating from high school. After retiring in 1983 she moved to Point Pleasant.
She was predeceased by her father, Orville in 1971; her mother, Marguerite in 1986; and her sister, Virginia Franza, also in 1986.
Miss Barkelew is survived by many cherished friends.
Interment at Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River, will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Point Boro First Aid/EMS Squad www.squad35.org
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