Dorothy Elizabeth Zugner (nee Speers) of Victor, NY (formally of Shrub Oak, NY and Bronx, NY) passed away peacefully at Strong Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours on February 8, 2024 in Rochester, NY at the age of 79. She was surrounded by her son, William, and loving and devoted husband, David, of 59 years. She is survived by her husband David Zugner of Victor, NY; her son, Andrew Zugner, of Palatka, Fl and daughter-in-law Annette and their sons Andrew and Nicholas; her daughter Karen Guinan of San Antonio, TX and son-in-law Daniel and their children Georgia, Mitchell, and Emma; her son William Zugner of Victor, NY and daughter-in-law Jill with their children Molly and David Liam.
Dorothy was raised in Bronx, NY where she attended James Monroe High School & then Monroe School of Business. Upon graduation, she worked in Manhattan as a gal Friday for the Cigarette Merchandising Association. Upon marrying her loving husband, David, they moved into their house in Shrub Oak, NY and Dorothy began work at Prudential. She left Prudential to focus on raising her family. With the children grown, she had the opportunity to go back to work as the secretary for the United Methodist Church in Shrub Oak where she stayed for 20 years. Dorothy and David relocated to Victor, NY in 2014 to be closer to family. They enjoyed spending their winters in Palm Coast, FL.
Even though Dorothy’s focus was on being a mom, she was an integral part in all of David’s endeavors. During her lifetime, Dorothy was also active in many organizations such as the United Methodist Church in Shrub Oak, NY, the US Power Squadron, the Peekskill Yacht Club and Mohegan Volunteer Fire Association Ladies Auxiliary. Her interests included family vacations on their houseboat, trips to Ireland to visit her family, spending time with close friends and travel with her husband. During her life, she was dedicated to and spent endless hours caring for her family. She will be forever remembered as someone with a kind heart and a gentle soul who had a penchant for desserts, especially anything lemon.
A celebration of her life will occur in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the United Methodist Church of Shrub Oak or Strong Memorial Hospital.