Dorothea Dul Passes On

By on August 18, 2016

NEW JERSEY– Dorothea A. (nee Gorski) Dul, a longtime resident of Clifton, died at her home on April 11th. She was 99.

DulMrs. Dul spent her early life in Garfield where her family owned and operated the Hartmann Embroidery Works, established by her grandfather, Joseph Hartmann. She attended Garfield public schools, and was graduated from Montclair State Teachers College in 1939. After marriage, Mrs. Dul moved to Clifton, where she remained until her death.

Throughout her life, Mrs. Dul was a passionate gardener and horticulturist. She was a past president of the Clifton Garden Club, and a master flower show judge, active in all phases of horticulture and continuing education in the field. Mrs. Dul was also active in the Clifton Women’s Club, and the Hospital Guild of the Passaic General Hospital.

Her husband, Dr. Emil Joseph Dul, a physician and surgeon in private practice in Garfield for over 50 years predeceased Mrs. Dul in 1995. She was also predeceased by both her sons, Emil Joseph, Jr., and Jonathan Francis, who died separately in 1995 as well.

Mrs. Dul is survived by her daughter, Antonia Wellemeyer of Silver Spring, MD, one grandson, Jonathan Hartmann Wellemeyer, and partner, Rochelle Carpenter, and one great-grandson, Charles Joseph Wellemeyer, all of Nashville, TN, and devoted friend, Nelly Pietri of Nutley.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Philip the Apostle Church, Clifton, at 11:30 a.m. on August 26th, Mrs. Dul’s 100th birthday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the American Indian College Fund.