Rita Dropkin, 98, of Monroe Township died May 20, 2020. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, moving in 1969 to Linden and later to Monroe.
Mrs. Dropkin was a teacher and school administrator for many years in the Brooklyn school system. She turned a hobby into a part-time career for over 50 years as an Avon representative.
She enjoyed traveling, theater, and the arts.
Predeceased by her husband, Milton, and a daughter, Phyllis, she is survived by two sons, Allen (Joan) Samuels and Charlie Ehrlich; two daughters, Mala (Joe) Feldman and Cheryl (Richie) Borek; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A private burial was held May 22 at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.; or Caring Hospice Services, Edison.