Dorothy Rich Greenberg
March 9, 1925 – July 7, 2019
Dorothy Rich Greenberg of Palm Beach Gardens passed away from natural causes at the age of 94 on July 7, 2019. She was a loving, caring person who enjoyed people, social gatherings and music. She was open-minded and generous with a lively sense of humor.
Dottie was born and grew up in Philadelphia, the only child of John and Martha Rich. She graduated from Lower Merion High School and attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina. From an early age, she played the piano and sang, in church choirs but also in duets, quartets, in professional settings and on the radio. Throughout her life she was active in community musical theater and various choirs. For a time she was a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Sweet Adelines, an international organization of women singers specializing in barbershop harmony; Dottie performed with that group on the Mike Douglas television show.
Dottie was working as a secretary at a Philadelphia hospital where she met Marvin Greenberg, a young doctor. The couple married in 1955 and were together until his death in 2018. They raised three daughters together in Penn Valley, PA. She enjoyed playing tennis, worked for many years as a real estate agent, sang in the Nantucket Unitarian Church choir, and volunteered at Planned Parenthood in West Palm Beach and A Safe Place on Nantucket. Dottie retired with Marvin in 1987 and lived on Nantucket, MA and Singer Island, FL.
In 2006, Marvin and Dottie moved to the La Posada residence in Palm Beach Gardens where they lived out their lives. Dottie is survived by three daughters, Laurel, Lisa “Fifi”, and Holly; and two grandsons, Gulliver and Eisen.
Memorial donations may be given to Planned Parenthood Federation of America www.plannedparenthood.org or A Safe Place Nantucket www.asafeplacenantucket.org.