Dorothy Pezanowski (1936-2018)

Dodie at work in the Croton Historical Society's office.  Photo courtesy of Maria Cudequest.

Dodie at work in the Croton Historical Society's office. Photo courtesy of Maria Cudequest.

Village Historian Dorothy “Dodie” Dymes Pezanowski passed away on Mother’s Day after a brief illness. She died peacefully having spent the last week of her life visiting with family and friends. Dodie was born on September 8, 1936 and happily lived in Croton her entire life. She was very proud of the three jobs she held: mother to her three children; secretary at Croton Harmon High School; and Historian for the Village of Croton. Through these she touched the lives of many people and knew generations of Crotonites young and old. Dodie was a graduate of SUNY Morrisville College and while raising her family, helped her beloved husband, Jack, run his roofing business. She enjoyed reading, working on history projects with CHHS students, gazing out at the Hudson River and cheering on the Lyndon State men’s lacrosse team. Dodie was an active volunteer all of her life from a Girl Scout leader to a member of the CHHS Reunion Committee. The only place she loved as much as Croton was the beach in Prouts Neck, Maine. The Village of Croton has lost a great treasure with her death.

Learn more about Dodie and her family here.