Deborah Rose Dauer (Nahmias) of Lawrenceville died April 4, 2018. She was previously of Roosevelt.
Mrs. Dauer taught at Sharon Elementary School in Robbinsville and previously at Do and Learn Nursery School in Hamilton Square. She was Sharon School Teacher of the Year in 2011-12.
She was a 1985 graduate of Hightstown High School. She received her B.A. from Washington College, where she was very active in the Theatre Department, in 1989, and earned her M.A.T. from Trenton State College.
She volunteered as president of the Lawrenceville MOMS Club when she was home with her young children; she was also president of the Lawrence Lightning Swim Parent organization; participated and raised money for the Take Steps Walk/Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America; participated and raised money for the Walk to Defeat ALS/ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia; supported Planned Parenthood; held numerous food drives for local food pantries; and spent many hours teaching her educational philosophy to others, specifically at her synagogue, Har Sinai Temple in Pennington. She and her family were animal advocates and had adopted many dogs over the years.
When she could no longer teach in the classroom due to her diagnosis of ALS, she spent many hours writing, both a blog and children’s fiction.
She is survived by her husband, Adam; three children, Sarah, Gillian, and Ean; her parents, Judy and Norman; and a brother, Michael Brett.
Services were held April 8 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia.