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Dorothy Newman Herrick “Dot”  

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.

 

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  1. ObitManager, September 30, 2013

    Name: Deborah McDowell
    Message: Robin, Larry & Family
    Words cannot express on how I feel on the loss of your Mom, I know you will miss her very much, you are in my thoughts and prayers and she is Heaven with Jesus. This is a prayer from one of my Aunts from Australia had sent to me and I would like to share with you.

    Every day I need Thee Lord, but this day specially, I need some extra strength to face whatever is to be ….

    By myself I cannot meet the challenge of the hour. There are items when human creatures need a higher Power to help them bear what must be borne.

    And so, dear Lord, I pray hold on to my trembling hand and be with me today.
    Love you

    Name: Marie Hughes
    Message: God only takes the best. RIP Dot
    you are now free of pain and suffering and safe in the arms of Jesus.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family,
    Sincere condolences,
    Marie (Debbie’s mom)

    Name: Chuck Harris
    Message: Sorry to read of the loss of your wife. It will really leave a hole in your heart after being together for so long.
    We wish you smiles and tears of joy each time you look back on the good memories you have of your wife. May God’s love offer you perfect peace during this sorrowful time. Chuck and Sue Harris

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