Shari Shoshana Troy, 54, of New York died Feb. 5, 2012. Born in Toms River, she lived in Lakewood; Israel; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and New York City.
Dr. Troy, who earned her PhD from City University of New York, taught theater history at Purdue University at Fort Wayne.
She earned a BA degree from Boston University and her master’s degree from New York University.
She generously supported causes related to feminism, theater, and Zionism, and was active with the Habonim Dror Labor Zionist youth movement.
Predeceased by her parents, Sidney and Shulamith Troy of Toms River/Lakewood, she is survived by two sisters, Beth Troy of Silver Spring, Md., and Deborah Troy-Stewart of Lakewood; and two nieces, Marcie Lombardi of Santa Fe, NM, and Orli Lombardi of Myrtle Beach, SC.
Services were held Feb. 7 with arrangements by Belkoff-Goldstein Funeral Chapel, Lakewood. Memorial contributions may be made to Habonim Dror’s Camp Na’aleh, 114 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001; or CaringBridge.org.