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Dorothy Ruth Bradbury, 87, Of Closter

CLOSTER, N.J. -- Dorothy Ruth Bradbury, 87, of Closter, died Monday, Oct. 24.

She was born in the Bronx, to Henry Ivor Morris and Dorothy Rose Searing Morris and raised through the Depression/War time era.

She was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School and worked at Gimbels Department Store in Manhattan while putting herself through Ballard Secretarial School. She began her career at Eastern Airlines as a secretary to the department manager of traffic then to Colonial Airlines as an executive secretary to the vice president.

In the 1950s, she worked as a public relations reprsentative at Dudley Anderson Yutzy, where she was the right hand of Kate Yutzy. They became lifelong friends.

It was there, she met the love of her life, Robert, and together they raised three children. She enjoyed spending free time in the water and beach of eastern Long Island. In her later years, she enjoyed time spent at the Closter Senior Center.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Bradbury.

She is survived by her children, Lee A. Bradbury, David C. Bradbury and Todd C. Bradbury and wife Sasha; and grandchildren, Darrin Christopher Bradbury and Allison Jane Bradbury.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Church of Harrington Park, 1 Spring St., Harrington Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Nature Conservancy, Mashomack Preserve, P.O. Box 850, Shelter Island, NY 11964

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