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In Memory of

Charlotte Ann Domsky

January 5, 1928 - September 1, 2017

Obituary


Charlotte A. Domsky passed away on the morning of Friday September 1st, 2017 at the age of 89. She was by the side of her loving husband of almost 70 years, Bernie, in their apartment at The Citadel Senior Living Community in Mesa, Arizona.
She was born Charlotte Ann Janet on January 5th, 1928 in Washington, D.C. At the age of 4 the family moved to several Brooklyn, NY neighborhoods before settling in Coney Island then returning to Washington when she was 14. A short time after graduation from McKinley Tech H.S she met Bernard...

Charlotte A. Domsky passed away on the morning of Friday September 1st, 2017 at the age of 89. She was by the side of her loving husband of almost 70 years, Bernie, in their apartment at The Citadel Senior Living Community in Mesa, Arizona.
She was born Charlotte Ann Janet on January 5th, 1928 in Washington, D.C. At the age of 4 the family moved to several Brooklyn, NY neighborhoods before settling in Coney Island then returning to Washington when she was 14. A short time after graduation from McKinley Tech H.S she met Bernard "Bernie" Domsky who had moved on to her N.E. Washington street with his family following his return from service in the Navy. Shortly after that coincidence they fell in love and decided to marry in November of that year. They have been in love ever since, over 70 years. Her career varied starting as a courier of classified documents for the Department of Defense Research and Development during the War. She became a home maker in 1949 to raise her 3 children, moving to the Maryland suburb of Twinbrook in 1951, and then returning to work as a doctor's receptionist not long after moving to West Hillandale in 1963. In 1970 she became a bibliographic editor for a division of Xerox. She was able to transfer that career out to Tempe when Bernie and she decided to start a new life, moving to Arizona in 1973. Her professed favorite profession, and her final one before retiring, was as owner/operator of her gift shop near their home of 39 years in the East Mesa neighborhood of Golden Hills. She also held several organizational posts with the local B'nai B'rith organization. She had an amazing knack for winning prizes that continued throughout her golden years as reflected in her email address of "luckymommy". Charlotte's favorite interest though after love of family and holiday dinner gatherings was that she was a "people person" and together with Bernie they forged long lasting friendships with persons met on cruises, travels in their motor home across America, Alaska and Mexico and during their yearly visits to their time share in Cabo San Lucas. She was one of the kindest, loving and unassuming souls on the planet, and while her mother and mother-in-law competed for bragging rights as to who made the best brisket, stuffed cabbage, kugel and matzo ball soup, it was really hers that reigned supreme.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her father, Israel, mother, Yetta, and just a year ago her brother, Irv. She is survived by her loving husband, Bernie, their children, Marcia Roth, Ira and Alan and their spouses, 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A "Celebration of Charlotte's Life" will be held at 2pm Saturday September 9th in the Desert Rose Room at the Citadel Senior Living Community, 520 S Higley Rd Mesa, AZ 85206. In lieu of food or flowers please donate in her name to any of the charitable organizations set up to aid the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.