Dorothy Jean Goldfarb, who had a career in nursing before moving to East Hampton in the early 1990s, died on Saturday in New York City of a rare form of cancer. She was 81.
She was born on Nov. 26, 1931, to Margaret S. Johnston, whose maiden name was Steele. Her father’s full name was not provided. She was born in Lonaconing, Md., and grew up there.
In 1953, while a nurse at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, she met and married Dr. Morton Goldfarb, who survives. The couple raised a family in Massapequa before moving to East Hampton. In addition to her husband, Ms. Goldfarb is survived by her children, Dr. Steven Goldfarb of Rochester and Southampton, Dr. David Goldfarb of Cleveland, Susan Ross of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Dr. Amy Goldfarb of Providence, R.I. She leaves eight grandchildren.
Her family said she was a tireless volunteer for World ORT, a Jewish organization that promotes education and training in over 100 countries. In later years she volunteered for the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.
She was a tennis player and a member of several book clubs here. She traveled extensively with her husband.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday at Zion Memorial Chapel in Mamaroneck, N.Y. A service will be planned in East Hampton later this spring. Memorial contributions were suggested for the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, P.O. Box 1633, Amagansett 11930 or to the AMerican Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, Mass. 01061-0515.