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Dorothy “Dot” Eastridge

January 9, 1928 - October 15, 2018


Dorothy “Dot” Eastridge, age 90, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Born in McDonough, DE on January 9, 1928, Dot was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Cora Mae (Biddle) Reed. She dedicated her life to being a homemaker.

Dot was the last charter member of the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxillary, organized in 1951. She loved spending time fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing at their beach house at Oak Orchard. She also enjoyed making silk arrangements and working in her flower garden. Dot treasured time spent with her family, especially attending family cookouts.

Dot was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Walter Austin “Fish” Eastridge; grandchildren, Matt, Jenn and Andrea; brothers, Elmer W. Reed, John F. Reed Jr., James Reed and Robert Reed. She is survived by her children, Stephen F. Eastridge (Cheryl), Sharon L. Wilkinson (Harry), Bonnie G. Bowen, Catherine M. Johnson (Thomas), Patricia A. Houck (Paul) and Dorothy S. Hartman; brother, Roy R. Reed (Rosie); sister in law, Rose M. Finney; grandchildren, Jessie, Kenny, Shawn, Tammi (Pete), TJ, Dennis (Jen), Walt (Nicole), Sam (Lex), Danielle (Alvin), Brian, Vinny (Kim) and Ricky (Kayla); 28 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Ralph and Phyllis Fox.

A visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow at Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dot’s memory to the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 663 Manor Branch, New Castle, DE or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, PO Box 4777 New York, New York 10163.

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12 Condolences for Dorothy “Dot” Eastridge

  • So sorry for your loss may she Rest in Peace God bless your family

  • We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Frank and Sarah Trimble

  • May God bless the family in this time of sorrow. She is such a special lady and admired by so many May she Rest In Peace with the Lord god bless the family love Sheila Lyons

  • To the family,
    We are very sorry for y’alls loss and all y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless

  • Sorry for your loss.. Heaven gained another angel. Many prayers for all of you during this time. God Bless you all.

  • Knowing God is close to the broken hearted, lifting the Family in prayer.

  • Our deepest sympathy to you & your family. I know how hard it was to go thru. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Carole & Kevin

  • Thank you love you too

  • Deepest Sympathy in Aunt Dot’s passing. Those we Love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, Still missed and very Dear. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family in this hard times. Love, Mike & Bobbie

  • So sorry for the families loss! Granny was an amazing woman! She will be forever missed! Love you guys! Xo

  • We are so sorry for your loss. May she be at peace. Prayers and hugs to all of you.

  • I love you granny
    You were the best
    I miss you every single day
    ❤️