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Ruth F. Dorfman

Ruth F. Dorfman (Engel) of Verona died Dec. 26, 2010. Born in Newark, she lived in Cranford for over 25 years and in Verona for over 10 years.

Ms. Dorfman was an accomplished artist who created oil paintings, seascapes, outdoor scenes, and portraits. In the 1970s, she operated her own gallery in Cranford and organized several art exhibits for corporations such as IBM in Dayton, Nabisco in East Hanover, and Ciba-Geigy featuring her works as well as those of other professional artists. She was a member of the American Artists Professional League and had exhibited extensively in major state and national juried shows, collecting several awards.

She was an art teacher at the Artists and Craftsmen Guild in Cranford and at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield. She also was a private art teacher.

In the 1980s, Ms. Dorfman was founder and President of Focus, Inc. in Springfield, a search firm recruiting electronic engineers for Fortune 500 companies. She retired in 1990.

She graduated from Weequahic High School, Newark, in 1947 and from Syracuse University in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane Barry and Toni McCauley, and a granddaughter. She was the former wife of Harry D. Dorfman.

Services were held Dec. 30 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.

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