Obituary: Dorothy Kaufmann Steinheimer

Obituary: Dorothy Kaufmann Steinheimer

Dorothy Kaufmann Steinheimer, 95, born 1925, died Jan. 17, 2021.

Dorothy Kaufmann Steinheimer, 95, born 1925, died Jan. 17, 2021. A native of Atlanta, Dot, as she was called, graduated from Girls High in 1943 and from University of Georgia in 1946, with a degree in accounting. At UGA, Dot was a Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE).

Dot lived in Savannah for the first 48 of her 57 years of marriage to Lawrence Mayer Steinheimer, Jr., who predeceased her.

A dedicated wife and mother, Dot also had a career as a part-time bookkeeper for Kelly Accounting in downtown Savannah. Active in Congregation Mickve Israel’s Sisterhood and in the Savannah Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, Dot was also a leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout troup. After her children were in college, she became the bookkeeper for Steinheimer Insurance Agency. An avid square dancer for over 40 years, Dot enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards, Sudoku, her family dogs, and cooking beautiful meals for the large extended family.

Dot was a loving and faithful daughter to her parents Lawrence Kaufmann and Hettie Dewald Kaufmann; sister to Cathryn Marjorie Kaufmann; niece to numerous uncles and aunts; mother to Carole Steinheimer Brand (Nicholas) and George David Steinheimer (Helen); loving grandmother to Jonathan Steinheimer Brand (Elizabeth), David Lawrence Brand (India Menninghaus), Ellen Kaufmann Channing (Teague), Benjamin David Steinheimer (Megan), and Lauren Rae Steinheimer; and adoring great-grandmother to Rose Harriet Brand, Henry Lawrence Brand, Elsa Josephine Channing, Kate Marie Channing, and Noah Mayer Steinheimer.

By treating everyone with kindness, taking care of the elders in the family, and by welcoming all to her home, she was a great example to her children and grandchildren, her nephew Herbert Lawrence Victor and niece Rhonda Susan Victor, whom she treated as her own.

Funeral services were held Jan. 18. Donations in Dorothy Steinheimer’s memory may be made to Midtown Assistance Center,, or The Temple, Arrangements by Dressler’s Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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