Deceased Information


    Dorothy Trotz

    Devorah bat Shlomo v Chava

  • AGE



    Wednesday, August 30, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, September 03, 2023






    Meeting ID: 858 8245 4618

    Passcode: 834915


    • ❖ B'nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga

    • ❖ Siskin Children's Institute

    • ❖ Charity of One's Choice


    Dorothy Parker Trotz, 89, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, in Atlanta. She was born in Chattanooga on April 23, 1934, to Eva and Sol Parker. She graduated from Chattanooga High School, and then she attended the University of Florida in Gainesville. Thereafter, she trained as a medical technologist at the Touro Institute in New Orleans. After completing her training, she began her career at Memorial Hospital as a medical technologist. Although she found the work rewarding, she decided to temporarily leave the medical field to raise a family. After her children went to elementary school, she worked as a respected cytotechnologist for the OBGYN medical group of Doctors Demos, Jones, Portera, and Suggs, where she helped thousands of patients by examining slides of human cells for any indication of abnormality or disease. Aside from her distinguished career, she was a long-time member of B'nai Zion Congregation and Sisterhood. She was a voracious reader, and she always kept up with current events. She could converse with anyone on just about any subject. She was loved by many for her kindness, intelligence, humbleness, and her sense of humor. She was extremely proud of her family, and she delighted in everyone else’s happiness. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Herman Boruch Trotz, of blessed memory; her parents, Eva and Sol Parker; her sisters (and best friends, who she spoke to at least 3 or 4 times a day): Alena Stahl and Mary Prigoff, of blessed memory; She is survived by her 3 children: daughter, Ronni Beker (David), of Marietta, Georgia; sons: Eric Trotz (Blair) and Corey Trotz (Mary) of Memphis, Tennessee; 7 grandchildren: Joseph Beker (Jenna), Alissa Selby (Dave), Parker Trotz (Lauren), Emily Trotz, and Ethan Trotz (Sophie), Ella Trotz, and Calder Trotz; 3 great-grandsons, Eli Selby, Oliver Beker, and Hayden Trotz; and 2 great-granddaughters, Wren Selby and Ava Dottie Beker. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to B'nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga, Siskin Children's Institute or a favorite charity. Sign online guest book at A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Sunday, September 3 at B'nai Zion Cemetery located at 605 Lullwater Rd, Red Bank, TN.  You may view the service on Zoom:  Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.

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  • Aretha

    Death is a constant reminder that we have absolutely no control over the life we have.You can live life by all the rules from eating right staying healthy and making sure you make all the right decisions.But nothing guarantees us of tomorrow .Sephira Sephira Seraphine Hevie so is true that you gone why? I know you are resting peacefully. and far away from this wicked world full of sickness May you find peace with your creator you , I cherish every moment I have ever spent with, your respect and humbleness alone can tame a wild animal. Such a sweet soul I will forever miss you rest in peace

  • Bernice Mellman

    So sorry. Your mom was an amazing woman. I was blessed to have met her at Berman Commons. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Lyn Malin

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You shared memories and ,recently, health concerns. I wish I had been able to meet her. Ronnie, take comfort in knowing your mom was well aware of your devotion. And David, such a kind and supportive son-in-law. I was told several years ago that grief was a form of love. Not to run from it but to embrace it. Sending our love, Lyn and Lloyd Malin