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Duck Key residents Esther Mae Steinman, age 82, and Dorothy Edith Steinman age 88 both died Jan. 23, 2004.

Dorothy was born January 22, 1916 in Memphis, Tennessee and her sister, Esther was born Dec. 7, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan. They lived together in the Florida Keys for more than 25 years, coming here from Dearborn, Michigan,

Dorothy and Esther served on the Duck Key Property Owners Association Board in past years and provided their property for use during Welcome Back Snowbird Parties for more than a decade.

Dorothy retired as an executive secretary for a rigging company while Esther retired as an executive secretary with Ford Motor Co.

Dorothy and Esther were active members of Kirk of the Keys Presbyterian Church in Marathon. Both were also avid members and longtime supporters of the Marathon Garden Club.

Both Dorothy and Esther gave time to community causes in Marathon. Esther was formerly an active volunteer for Hospice in the Marathon area. She also served as a board member and volunteer at the Grace Jones Day Care Center. Dorothy was formerly an active volunteer for the Monroe County Sheriff's office as wello as a volunteer at Fishermen's Hospital.They were preceded in death by their parents, Archie and Edith Steinman, and two brothers, Glen and Fred. Dorothy was also preceded by her longtime companion, Robert Thomson. Survivors include five nieces and their families, seven great-nephews and one great-niece, as well as numerous great-great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 29 at Kirk of The Keys in Marathon.

The family has requested memorial donations be made to a charity of choice in Esther's and Dorothy's name. Their remains were to be flown to Michigan for burial. Seven Seas Funeral Home and Jeffrey W. Dean were in charge of all local arrangements.



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