Dorothy E. Bahr died on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 79 years old.
Born in Newark, NJ, Dorothy lived in Union until she met her husband, Bernie Bahr of Dolgeville, NY when he was in the Navy and eventually settled in Whippany in 1956. After raising her 3 children Dorothy was able to return to the nursing program at Elizabeth General Hospital to complete her training to become a Registered Nurse which was a life-long dream. She worked at Morristown Memorial Hospital before beginning a long-term position at Morristown Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Morristown where she worked until her retirement.
Upon retirement she enjoyed doing needlepoint and was an avid baker. She will be particularly be remembered for her wonderful chocolate cakes and special assortments of Christmas cookies.
Dorothy was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and she will be cherished forever in our memories.
She was predeceased by her beloved Bernie, her husband for 55 years, and by her parents Emma and Leslie Harris of Union, NJ. She is survived by her beloved sister Leslie Haras of Colonia, NJ and a son Bernie, Jr of Whippany and two daughters Laura Grant and her husband Doug also of Whippany and Dorothy Constantin and her husband James of East Aurora, NY.. She had 5 granchildren, Justin Grant and his wife Gina, Jared Grant and his partner Jonas, and Matthew, Andrew and Emily Constantin. She was very close to her niece Lisa Yekel and her husband Jake and their children Max and Ian.