Dolores Milan Breithaupt
Dolores (Dee) Milan Breithaupt passed away on September 24, 2021. Born Dolores Phoebe Milan on December 5, 1928 in Middlesex, NJ, Dee was the fourth of five children born to Anne Taylor Milan and Louis Milan.
As a child, Dee lived with her family in both Plainfield and Whitehouse, NJ, and Princess Anne, MD. From an early age, Dee’s life was filled with music, dancing, and singing. She mastered the castanets, having been taught by Paco Cancino (Rita Hayworth’s uncle). Dee’s close childhood neighbor, the now renowned jazz pianist Bill Evans, taught her how to play the piano. Dee excelled in tap dancing and ballet, ultimately taking these talents to Broadway as a young teenager, telling a small fib about her age in order to get an audition. She performed in the Broadway shows Count Me In, Dream with Music, and Early to Bed. While working on Broadway, she attended the Professional Children’s School in New York.
In a newspaper article published when Dee was 17, she was quoted as saying her father did not like the idea of her being in show business. After several years of performing on Broadway, the family moved far from the big city to a farm on the Chesapeake in Princess Anne, MD. Dee graduated from the Mary A. Burnham School in Northampton, MA, and from Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio — majoring in English. She later set up a dance school in Williamsport, PA.
Dee worked for many years for American Express, first traveling the world and leading tours as a travel agent and later as Regional Director of Corporate Sales. Through her travels, she met and later married the love of her life, Wendell Breithaupt. Dee retired from American Express in 1991.
Dee and Wendell shared a love for the game of golf. They traveled extensively and played golf at many famous courses. They retired to their home in Carmel Valley where they spent many happy years golfing, dancing, singing, and just enjoying each other’s company. As a team, they won several couples golf tournaments. One of Dee’s proudest golf achievements was a hole-in-one made during a tournament at Carmel Valley Ranch. She won senior championships in both New Jersey and California. She and Wendell are longtime members of Quail Lodge and Golf Club and Dee was a member of the Women’s Golf Association of Northern California.
Dee is survived by her husband Wendell T. Breithaupt of Carmel Valley, CA; and her daughters Kim (Dave) Toot of Wellsville, NY, Megan Milan of Marco Island, FL, and Deborah (Bob) Smythe of Lawrenceville, NJ; as well as her brother Sandford (Carolyn) Milan of Whippany, NJ; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nephews and a niece. Dee is predeceased by her parents and siblings, Louis, Janet, and Robert.
Dee’s family would like to thank Hospice of the Central Coast and Ileini’s Care for the loving and compassionate care they provided.
Donations in Dee’s honor may be made to the SPCA for Monterey County, PO Box 3058, Monterey, CA 93942 or The Salvation Army of Monterey County, PO Box 1884, Monterey, CA 93942. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Please visit thepaulmortuary.com to sign Dee’s guestbook and leave messages for her family.
William W. Hewitt, Jr.
William W. Hewitt, Jr. passed away peacefully on October 3, 2021, in Princeton, N.J., at the age of 93. Born on July 28, 1928 in New York City, N.Y., to William Sr. and Mildred (Hegeman) Hewitt, he grew up in Garden City, Long Island, along with his sister Barbara (McBride), and graduated from Garden City High School. He attended Deerfield Academy and then graduated from Princeton University.
During the Korean War he served in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge. His business career spanned many years at Merrill Lynch, as well as other financial institutions. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Suzanne (Throckmorton) Hewitt, along with his son William (Catherine) and daughter Heather (Vincent), and three grandchildren: Will, Jack, and Elizabeth.
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
—Robert Louis Stevenson
Arrangements are under the direction of Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.