Dorothy Newman Herrick
June 6, 1931 – September 3, 2013
Mrs. Dorothy Newman Herrick, known fondly as “Dot,” age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
A native Delawarean, Mrs. Herrick was born in Wilmington on June 6, 1931, daughter of the late Thomas A. Newman, Sr. and Virginia Cunningham Newman. She was a 1949 graduate of P.S. DuPont High School and attended Goldey-Beacom College. A talented homemaker, Mrs. Herrick had also been employed as a records management technician with Astra Zeneca for 11 years, until retiring in 1991. She and her husband, Crosby, would go on to enjoy their retirement in Cambridge, MD for thirteen years. Favorite hobbies included fishing, tending her vegetable garden, and bird watching.
Mrs. Herrick was a devout Christian throughout her life and a longtime member of Ogletown Baptist Church. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Cambridge and a former member of Bethel Baptist Church in Wilmington, where she established both the Pioneer Girls and Forever Young programs and also organized the Vacation Bible School for a number of summers.
She was preceded in death by her son, Chris A. Herrick. She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, C. Crosby Herrick; son, Dr. Wayne C. Herrick (Christine) of Thomasville, NC; daughter, Robin Rainier (Larry) of Newark, DE; daughter-in-law, Michele Hernandez of Wilmington, DE; brothers, Thomas A. Newman, Jr. (Ethel) of Newark, DE, and Donald Newman (Carolyn) of New Castle, DE; grandchildren, April Blondin (Dave), Lyndsay Driggers (Joey), Bradford Herrick (Berit), Allison Josey (Kyle), Dean Herrick, Mia Herrick, Amanda Rainier, Charles Rainier (Allison), and Angela Rainier (Chris); and ten great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, September 6, 2013, at Ogletown Baptist Church, 316 Red Mill Road, Newark, DE, 19713, where visitation will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Ridge Road, Linwood, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ogletown Baptist Church at the address above.