Nancy Rose Drosdick, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7th 2019. She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on August 2nd 1933. She had been a resident of the area for 9 years. Nancy and her husband Joseph were married for 66 years. Nancy met the love of her life Joseph in 4th grade and eventually they began dating during high school where she attended Battin Girls High School while Joseph attended Thomas Jefferson Boys High School.
Nancy received a bachelor’s degree in History at Syracuse University in 1970 and graduated Magna Cum Laude’. Nan Drosdick began her writing career as a court reporter for the Daily Advance and became the Family Living editor before she became a travel writer. She wrote six (6) travel books and was a freelance travel writer for SAS Airlines, the New York Times, Miami Herald and the Chicago Tribune. Nan was also the official travel writer for all of Israel’s travel writing during the late 70s and early 80s.
She had worked for 25 years exclusively in the travel industry as an editor, writer, graphic designer, author, television script writer, and photographer for magazines, newspapers, and book publishers. She held many distinguished awards, such as Israel’s Benjamin of Tudela Award for travel writing excellence, and was a member of American Society of Journalists and Authors and Society of American Travel Writers. She thrived on travel, family, gourmet cooking, theater, the music of Getz and Stravinsky, Episcopalianism, and liberal causes. Nancy found her civic inspiration shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and started a local Head Start program for young disadvantage African American children in Rome, New York.
She was predeceased by her parents Walter R. and Irene Oravsky Winter. She is survived by her husband Joseph, three sons and their wives, Joseph Walter and Kathryn Drosdick, Robert Gordon and Karen Drosdick and David Winter and Kristine Drosdick. Nancy is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Blackwell Memorial Home, 21 N. Main St., Pennington, New Jersey. Funeral Services will be held at ll: 00 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Episcopal Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton. For condolences visit website at blackwellmh.com