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Karin S. Damtoft

Karin Schindler Damtoft, age 73, of Wilmington, DE formerly of New City, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Born in 1951 in Hannover, Germany, she immigrated to the USA in 1956. She lived in New City, Rockland County, NY until 2016.

Karin attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, earning a bachelor’s degree in German Literature with a minor in Psychology in 1973. She then earned a master’s degree in German Literature from SUNY Albany in 1975. In 1993 she furthered her education when she completed her teaching certification and a master’s degree in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas in Orangeburg, NY.

For thirteen years, Karin taught fourth and fifth-grade students in the East Ramapo Central School District in Ramapo, New York before retiring in 2013. In 2016, she moved to Wilmington, Delaware to enjoy retirement. Over the years, she volunteered at Nemours Children’s Hospital. 

Karin is survived by her loving husband, John Damtoft. She is also survived by her son, Erik Damtoft, and her daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Jeff Dougherty, as well as their children, Nathaniel and Elizabeth. 

Karin’s deepest joys in life were teaching, learning, gardening, baking, traveling, and reading. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on a future date in the north Wilmington area. 


Funeral Services

A Celebration of Life will be held on a future date in the north Wilmington area. 


    Judy Nowark writes,
    Karen was a much loved and caring person who added a great deal to all of our Mondays at the Cancer Support Community. I'm so glad we had the opportunity to meet her and spend much too short a time with her listening to her and sharing what our cancer journeys have taught us. She will be greatly missed.
    05/14/2024 06:08 am
    Leona Krauth writes,
    Oh, my dear friend, how I’m going to miss you! Our friendship began almost 25 years ago when you and John joined Vince and I for West Point Army football games. We loved our times together at the tailgates and games. We chattered about our families, our health issues and life in general — and occasionally cheered for the Black Knights on the football field. I admired the strength you exhibited during your health issues and the nutritional research you had done to help with the after effects. In your remembrance , I will continue to spread the word about the benefits of bone broth and liverwurst to all cancer patients I meet. Your family will miss you! Your friend, Leona
    05/17/2024 11:56 am

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