DOROTHY SUNDERLAND "DOT" ANDERSON
Dorothy S. Anderson, 99, a lifelong resident of Wilmington, DE and Sea Isle City, NJ passed away on October 21, 2013 in Savannah, Georgia.
Dot graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1932. She attended the University of Delaware, graduating in 1936 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American History and in Economics. In order to find a job, Dot attended Goldey Business School where she earned a clerical certificate. This enabled her to find employment at Beneficial where she was introduced to the love of her life, P. Russell Anderson. They married in April 1941. She was a substitute teacher from 1957-1970 at P.S. duPont High School where she had done her student teaching in 1935 and had attended the ceremony dedicating the High School. Dot served as a Home and School Visitor with the Wilmington and the Colonial School Districts from 1970 until she retired in 1983.
She was an 81 year member of Hanover Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon. Dot was a member of Questors-Robinson House, the Washington Heights New Century Club, the Salvation Army Auxiliary, and the Women’s Republican Club of Wilmington. She served as president of Kiwanis KI-Wives.
Her interests included collecting polar bears, reading and travel (especially cruising). In 1957, she built her dream house in Sea Isle City, NJ. Many of her happiest hours were spent on the beach and in socializing with her friends at Busch’s Seafood in Townsend’s Inlet.
Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, P. Russell Anderson; her parents R. Norman and Orleavia B. Sunderland; her sister Mildred J. Sunderland; and her brother and sister-in-law Richard N. and Doris D. Sunderland. She is survived by her children, Nancy A. (Libby) Bayard and her husband Richard of Savannah GA, Paul R Anderson, Jr. and his wife Katherine of Wilmington DE; by her sister, Ruth S. Howell of Wilmington DE; by four grandsons, Todd A Moyer and his wife Mariella, Darren A Moyer, Mathew P. Anderson and his wife Danielle, Christopher J. Anderson; and, three great-grandsons, Steele Moyer and twins Landen and Micah Anderson.
A visitation will be held of Monday, October 28th from 11am–12pm followed by a service at 12pm at Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N. Jefferson Street, Wilmington Delaware. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle Delaware.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to: Hanover Presbyterian Church, Stained Glass Window Fund at the above address; to the Morris Library, University of Delaware, 181 S. College Avenue, Newark DE 19717-5267, Attention Library Fund; or to the Sea Isle City Ambulance Corps, 201 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, P.O. Box 194, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243.