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SCHMIDT, Dorothy (1936)-2002

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SCHMIDT, Dorothy (1936)-2002

Posted: 1012755156000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 1042296467000
Surnames: Schmidt, Schneider
The Times, Trenton, New Jersey, February 3, 2002

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP -- Dorothy Schmidt, 65, died Thursday at home.

Born in Vienna, Austria, she lived in New York City and Cambridge, Mass., before moving to the Princeton area in 1973.

She was a graduate of Barnard College and received a master's degree in psychology from Boston University.

She was a counselor and court advocate at Womanspace, working with victims of domestic violence.

She worked on psychology research projects at Princeton, Columbia and Rutgers universities and on programmed instruction in B.F. Skinner's laboratory at Harvard University.

She served on the boards of Community Guidance Center and the Reading and Recreation Program as a Girl Scout leader.

She was a United Way panel member, an organizer of special events for the PTO, and volunteer for The Medical Center at Princeton and Hands Across America.

Daughter of the late Paul and Ilse Schneider, she is survived by her husband, John Schmidt; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul Schmidt and Eric and Tracy Schmidt of New York; a daughter, Karen Schmidt of North Arlington; a grandson, Philip; a brother, Peter Schneider of Worcester, Mass.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Womanspace Inc., 1212 Stuyvesant Ave., Trenton, N.J. 08618.

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