Dolores Case-Kaya, age 80, formerly of Hancock’s Bridge and Salem, passed away at home on June 28th. Dolores, known affectionately by many as “DeeDee”, worked as a waitress at Howard Johnson’s Restaurant and the Woodstown Diner through the 70’s, 80’s, and into the 1990’s. Dolores left the Salem County area in the mid-90’s, relocating with her husband, Abdullah Kaya to Central Ohio. There, Dolores and her husband owned and-operated multiple diner style restaurants. In recent years, they moved to Buena, NJ where Dolores retired. Dolores enjoyed knitting, talking with family, listening to talk-radio, and even an occasional Budweiser.
Dolores is survived by her husband, Abdullah Kaya, a sister Bonnie Sayers (Robert), sister-in-law, Barbara Case, nephew, Keith Simpkins (Chrissy), niece, Kristi Hunter (Curt), nephew, Bryan Case, great-nieces, Emily
and Elizabeth, and great-nephew, Jared. Dolores was predeceased by her parents, Loren and Marie (Clark) Case, sister Elizabeth (Betsy), brother Loren, and niece Shannon Case. The family would like to express thanks to Kay Fox and Enid Rodriguez for their caring and assistance in recent years.
Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life ceremony and luncheon at 11AM on Thursday, July 8th at The Inn at Salem Country Club, 90 Country Club Road, Salem, NJ.
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