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Virginia Drobner

Dr. Virginia Brodkin Drobner, 82, of Princeton died July 9, 2019. Born in Newark and raised in Millburn, she moved to Princeton in 1980.

Dr. Drobner held various roles as a psychiatrist for the State of New Jersey and Prudential in Newark. She also maintained a private practice in psychiatry later in her career.

She graduated from Millburn High School in 1954, Syracuse University in 1958, and Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, now Drexel College of Medicine, in 1962.

She completed her medical internship at Beth Israel Hospital and achieved her New Jersey board certification as a medical doctor in 1963. She completed her residency in psychiatry at the Veterans Administration in Lyons. Until retirement, she was a consultant to the Association for the Advancement of Mentally Handicapped in Princeton and to the New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

She was an active contributor to the Princeton community as a volunteer and supporter of the performing arts. She was an active member of the Roundabout Theater Company.

Predeceased by her husband Sherwin Drobner in 1959, she later married Joseph Katz. She was also predeceased by a son, William Drobner, in 1997; and is survived by her daughter, Ann Drobner-Darsky of San Francisco; a son, Richard Drobner of Allendale; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held July 12 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Association for the Advancement of Mentally Handicapped or American Cancer Society.

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