Dorothy Ehret Hines

Dorothy Ehret Hines

Dorothy Ehret Hines of Croton-on-Hudson, formerly of Hastings, passed away on March 16, at age 91, at the Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor.

Dorothy was born in New York City on March 27, 1928, to Dorothy de la Mare Ehret and William Frederick Ehret. She grew up in Oradell, N.J., and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood in 1946. In New York City, she earned a B.A. in fine arts at Pratt Institute in 1949 and took courses in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 1954, she married Jesse Paul Farber in the New Town Hall in Munich, Germany. They lived in Amberg, Germany; Paris, France; and the kibbutz Hulata in Israel. Upon their return to the U.S., they raised three children in New York City and Hastings. Dorothy subsequently moved to Croton-on-Hudson and married Ollie Calvin Hines in 2001. Dorothy was an accomplished artist and prolific painter, and was a member of the Upstream Gallery, now located in Hastings.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Ollie Hines; her daughters Amy, Lisa, and Ariel Farber; and her grandchildren Jesse and Anna Guterman and Michael, Paul, and David DeVito. She is also survived by her sister, Elisabeth Beebe of Camillus, N.Y., Elisabeth’s husband, David Beebe, and their children, Ann and Bill Beebe. Family members also include Jesse Farber, Will Guterman, Anthony DeVito, Carrie H. Lewis, Beverly Spencer, Kathryn Wentz, Nancy and Robert Johnson, Ted de la Mare, Beth Scholfield, Carol Wilson, Lynne McClure, and Rachael O’Tier.

In place of a funeral, the family will arrange a memorial for Dorothy in the coming months.

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