Dorothy Ansoff, a longtime resident of Scripps Ranch, passed away on December 30th 2012, at age 89. Dorothy, also known to her friends as “Skip,” was born in Washington DC. She and her husband, Igor, lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Brussels, Belgium for various periods, but always considered southern California to be their real home. Igor taught at the United States International University (now Alliant) until his retirement, and passed away in 2002. Dorothy an avid reader and a longtime and enthusiastic volunteer at the Scripps Ranch Public Library. She is survived by her sons Peter Ansoff of Annandale, Virginia, and Rick Ansoff and Chris Ansoff of San Diego; and her grandchildren Adam Ansoff of Columbia, Missouri and Connor Ansoff of San Diego.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at the Scripps Ranch Public Library on Saturday, January 19th. Flowers and cards can be sent to the family at 10687 Arboretum Place, San Diego CA 92131. The family has asked that any donations in her name be made to the Library.*

*Please note that memorial donations may be made either to the San Diego Public Library Foundation on behalf of the Scripps Ranch Branch Library or to Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library.

From the 2007 Folio:

Library Volunteers Honored
Beverly Martin and Dorothy Ansoff were recognized in September at the annual meeting of the citywide Friends of the Diego Public Library as Volunteers of the Year for the Scripps Ranch branch. Beverly’s service to our library dates back to the months before our original storefront library opened in 1986. Back then she traveled to the Central Library to process books destined for our new library and continues today to process the new acquisitions by applying the various ownership markings. The staff appreciates her hard work and cheerful good humor. Dorothy has volunteered at our library continuously since 1989. She is responsible for applying the special protective covers to books that have been donated and also pitches in to help with shelving books and whatever else needs to be done. Her dedication and flexibility are much appreciated. Dorothy and Beverly are features in the Library workroom two mornings each week and have served our Library for a combined total of 38 years!