Dorothy W. “Dotty” Reeder
November 21, 1941 - April 18, 2019
Dorothy W. “Dotty” Reeder, age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Born in Wilmington, DE on November 21, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Helen (Ehart) Wilson.
Dotty graduated from Pierre S. DuPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware and then attended the University of Delaware, where she met and fell in love with her husband. A military spouse, Dotty set up homes in several bases in the Southeast and Gulf Coast. Returning to Delaware, she and her husband raised a family and launched two small businesses: the Drummond Ale House and for the last twenty-five years, Delaware Defensive Driving, Inc.
Dotty was a loving and active parent involved as a PTA member and homeroom mother, Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader, cheerleading coach with the Capitol Trail Football League, and supporter and volunteer for Newark National Little League.
With her winning smile and energetic personality, Dotty participated in local activities including hiking in White Clay Creek State Park and other area trails as well as numerous group exercise classes. She was an avid reader, expert crossword puzzler, gardener, accomplished cook and meticulous homemaker. Always with a song in her heart and a beautiful singing voice, Dotty was happiest with her music whether playing the organ, attending dinner theater or a Broadway show, or enjoying her eclectic playlist at home.
Dotty is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Robert “Bob” Paul Reeder; daughter, Kimberly Reeder; son, Michael Reeder; sister, Joan Aivalotis and husband Daryl.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 3 pm. Interment will be held privately at a later date in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Flowers are greatly appreciated or in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dotty’s memory to the Delaware State Parks Trust Fund at https://www.destateparks.com/GetInvolved/Donate, to help preserve natural, cultural and historical areas.