Dorothy D. Trump, age 98, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the Jefferson’s Ferry Retirement Community in Centereach, New York.
She was born in Brinkhaven, Ohio on September 19, 1920 to Franklin J. and Mable Denman, and grew up in Orrville Ohio. She attended Miami University in Oxford Ohio, graduating in 1942, summa cum laude with a degree in Business Administration.
She was the first female secretary to the president of the National Cash Register Company, Dayton Ohio. She worked in the Department of Home Economics at the University of Maryland. From 1963 to 1988 she worked at SUNY as Administrative Assistant to the chairman of the Department of Electrical Sciences, and in Engineering and Astronomy.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband James, a WW2 veteran, who flew B-26s in the European theatre. He worked as a human factors scientist in the Lunar Module program at Grumman. She is survived by her children; James (Nancy) and Susan (John Fenimore); grandchildren Matthew (Wylie Hunt), and David (Michele). She was also much loved by her nieces and nephews and their families.
A Celebration of her life will be held at the Setauket Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 15, at 2:00. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Helen Keller Services or the Setauket Presbyterian Church.