MOORESTOWN, N.J. – Gwyn Janet Lorber Dresser, 57, passed away peacefully June 9, 2013, after a year long struggle with non-smoker’s lung cancer. Gwyn was born June 23, 1955, in Philadelphia, daughter of Edwin and Maxine (Glassman) Lorber of Moorestown, N.J.
She graduated from Moorestown (N.J.) High School and graduated from University of Maine, Orono, in 1975 with an associate degree in merchandising, and in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in home economics. Gwyn lived and worked in Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft, Newport, Millinocket, Calais, Camden, Rockport and Belfast, before eventually settling back in Moorestown, N.J., in 1992. She was the buyer/owner of The Main Street Connection, formerly the original Grasshopper Shop, Belfast, in the early 90s. She was a devoted wife and mother, and was a dedicated and talented piano player and self-employed private piano instructor throughout the 90s and 2000s in Moorestown, N.J. Her students enjoyed success playing the piano, one performing at Carnegie Hall. Gwyn enjoyed sailing on Barnegut Bay, N.J. She was an avid reader particularly about music history contemporary and classical. She asked to be remembered for her pioneering spirit towards the eradication of mold in households, and formaldehyde in chipboard.
She is survived by her daughter, Lauren J. Parry of Southampton, N.J.; father, Edwin Lorber of Moorestown, N.J.; sister, Michelle Lorber of Maple Shade, N.J.; brother, Steven Lorber of Fort Washington, Pa.; former husband and lifelong friend, Jay Dresser of Bangor; and dear cat, Maestro. She was predeceased by her mother, Maxine Lorber.
A service celebrating Gwyn’s life will be held Friday, June 14, at Platt Funeral Home, Cherry Hill, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to University of Maine Music Program Fund, Gift Processing Department, P.O. Box 370, Orono, ME 04473-0370.