Dorothy Teitelbaum

August 23, 1942February 26, 2019

Born August 23, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. Daughter of Vera Cooper. Was raised in Flint, Michigan and attended Albion College. She moved to New Jersey and worked at Bell Research Labs in Holmdel,NJ. She married her high school sweetheart Leonard Teitelbaum in 1965 and moved to Holmdel in 1969. They have 2 children, Karen Buckner and Howie. Dorothy was a math and art teacher and named teacher of the year in Holmdel HS and was loved by her students and faculty. Her passions were teaching, music, art, and traveling, especially to Israel. She was an inspiration to others to always be kind and generous. Her true love was her 4 grandsons Daniel, Dylan, Ethan and Andrew. She loved to be with them and watch them compete in sports and the classroom and they loved spending time with her. She was a member of Monmouth Reform Temple,Tinton Falls and Temple Shalom, Naples, Florida. The Funeral will be held at 1pm on Sunday March 3rd at Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a Leukemia research organization of your choice.


  • Leonard Teitelbaum, Husband
  • Karen Buckner, Daughter
  • Howard Teitelbaum, Son


  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • Burial Sunday, March 3, 2019

Dorothy Teitelbaum

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Adele Perlov

March 1, 2019

Dorothy was loved by evertone who knew her. It was always fun to go into a store or gas station or restaurant with her; invariably a former student or an old friend or neighbor would call out her name and they would have a quick catch-up. It was especially great when it was a student, in each of whom she had a special interest, and all of them were so happy to see her.

She loved her family so much, and was proud of every one of them. Her four grandsons made her very happy and you could hear the smile in her voice when she spoke of them.

I will miss Dorothy forever, but I know that wonderful memories of her will outlive the sadness.

We are all blessed to have known her.