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Dorothy Hickox Wirth
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1925
Death: Aug. 22, 2001, USA

Dorothy Wirth was the daughter of Dorothy(nee Segersen) and Clarence Hickox of Newton, Ma. She had two sisters, Jane and Anne. After the couple divorced, Mrs. Hickox married Jacob Wirth, owner of the famous Boston German restaurant. They moved to a townhouse at 32 Lime St., in Boston's Beacon Hill, and spent summers at Camp Wirth, the family vacation home in Temple, Maine.
She attended Boston Latin School and Radcliffe College, where she competed in swimming and sang in the choir, graduating with honors. She them moved to NYC, where she worked st the World Bank, and studied painting at the New School for Social Research, and became an accomplished abstract expressionist artist.
She did volunteer work in the 50s and 60s for the antinuclear group, Women's Strike for Peace, who protested to stop testing of the atomic bomb.
She married David Lloyd Bernstein in the early 1950s and they divorced 11 years later in Bethesda, Md. She later earned a degree in city planning from Howard University while supporting 4 daughters in Fairfax County, Virginia. In the 70s she moved back to her beloved Greenwich Village, NYC, to an apt on Barrow St. where she lived and occasionally painted until her death in 2001, a few weeks before 9/11.
She is survived by her daughters Elisa, Alexandra, Gabrielle and Eve.
When the building manager first entered her apartment after her death to pack up her belongings, he remarked that they never expected to find so many Alice Cooper albums. She was a most unusual person and mother, and will be missed. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Dorothy Wirth (1897 - 1995)
 
 Spouse:
  David Lloyd Bernstein (1929 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Her ashes were scattered over the Atlantic ocean.
 
Created by: Elisa W. Bernstein
Record added: Apr 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89150707
 

She loved the beach, and we grew up always spending a good part of each summer at Fire Island or Martha's Vineyard, and later, Fenwick Island and Rehoboth Beach, Del., which she visited nearly every remaining summer of her life.She introduced me to the bo...(Read more)
- Elisa W. Bernstein
 Added: Apr. 26, 2012
Mummy's favorite cake was orange-pineapple-coconut. This is a pineapple from the farm of my sister Alexandra's friend Joshua in Hawaii, on the Big Island. My mother stayed there in 1999, which was the last time I saw her.
- Elisa W. Bernstein
 Added: Apr. 26, 2012
RIP Mummy!
- Elisa W. Bernstein
 Added: Apr. 26, 2012
 
 
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