Dorothy Bruzik

Obituary of Dorothy Mae Bruzik

Our beloved Dorothy Mae Bruzik, born September 24, 1926, aged 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 15, 2020. A long-time resident of Ridgefield, NJ, Monroe, NY, and Chagrin Falls, OH, she was the daughter of Veronica Clark Greiner and August Greiner and was born in Jersey City, NJ. She was swept off her feet by the love of her life, the late Paul Matthew Bruzik, and lived the life of a Queen in his loving arms for 49 years, dancing, boating and traveling. She is survived by her three children and their families: Peter Bruzik and his wife Kathy, and their children: Chris Bruzik, his wife Kelli and their daughters, Hadley and Riley; Greg Bruzik and his wife Jennifer; and Heather Bruzik. Patricia Michko and her husband Jim, and their daughters, Kaitlyn and Allison. James Bruzik and his wife Effie, along with their daughters, Eleni, Sophia and Victoria. Dorothy (Dot or Dotty) was smart as a whip, had a zest for life and did exactly what made her happy. She was a devout Catholic, her faith was unwavering in God and prayer. She was progressive, a foodie, a trend setter, a supporter of education and believed in equal rights for all. She loved to have a good time, play tennis and Mah Jongg, shop and drink margaritas. She took pride that she was an accomplished "marble champion" and her eyes sparkled whenever she shared childhood stories of climbing trees and summering at the Jersey Shore. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family and had a laugh like no other. She was a planner, never wanted to be a burden to her children and always told them how much she loved them. Dot was immensely proud of her entire family and leaves nothing but special memories for each of them. A private graveside service and burial will take place at the Warwick Cemetery in Warwick, NY on Monday, December 21st at 2pm. If you wish to honor her memory, the family is kindly asking that you make contributions to the Manor House Benevolence Fund, Seaford, DE ( or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( in her name.
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