Dorothea M. Matthews
May 12, 1943 - June 6, 2019
Dorothea M. Matthews, age 76, of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 12, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Warden A. and Dorothea M. (Costello) Meade. She provided gentle and loving care to many children as the owner and operator of Matthews Family Daycare. In her leisure time, Dorothea enjoyed gardening and tending to her koi pond.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Matthews, Jr. Dorothea is survived by her daughters, Deborah Joy M. Gouge and Tracy E. Matthews, both of Newark; sisters, Arlene Plevyak of Malvern, PA and Janis Romer of Pottstown, PA; granddaughter, Miranda K. Matthews; and faithful, canine companion, Peakin.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:15 pm until 1:15 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A committal service will be follow at 2 pm at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothea’s name can be made to Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc., P.O. Box 285, Hanover, MD 21076.