Dorothy Shahbaz

November 29, 2015
Dorothy Shahbaz

Dorothy (Dottie) Shahbaz, 95, of Carolina Village in Hendersonville passed away quietly on Sunday, November 29, 2015.

Dorothy was born on May 21, 1920 in Baltimore, MD. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and attended the First Baptist Church of the Redeemer. Dorothy married Wilbert Shahbaz from Brooklyn in 1949 and they lived in Long Island, NY and Parsippany, NJ. She worked in the banking industry until she retired and moved with Wilbert to Hendersonville in 1986. Dorothy attended the First Alliance Church and spent her time helping others and volunteering at Pardee Hospital for many years. In 2003 she moved to Carolina Village and also volunteered there in the Care Center. All who knew Dorothy will remember her for her gentle, kind and giving spirit and her strong Christian faith.

She is survived by her nieces, Nancy (Carl) Glotz, Gail Maconchie, Nancy (Peter) Bresciani, Linda (Joseph) Mc Laughlin; her nephew, Stephen (Patti) Moore; and many grand-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the First Alliance Church, 1821 Windsor Dr. in Hendersonville.


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  • December 06, 2015
    Mary K Thompson lit a candle:
    Lit since December 6, 2015 at 12:49:21 PM

  • December 08, 2015
    Grace Vineyard says:
    Dorothy was the very essence of a lady. As volunteer Chairman of the Pardee Hospital Gift Shop, I worked with her for many years. Every Friday I could depend on her to serve all our customers with grace and cheerfulness. In the early years before computers, we worked together on our vendor sales in the lobby. Our hours were long and she computed all of the sales accurately by hand and never complained. She often spoke lovingly of her family. I will miss her friendly face at the Fresh Market. I will miss her and always be grateful that our paths have crossed. Fondly, Grace Vineyard