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Dorothy B. Davis

08/28/1929 - 04/28/2022

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Obituary For Dorothy B. Davis

Dorothy B. Davis, longtime resident of Hagerstown, passed away Thursday, April 28. She was 92 and under the loving care of her daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and John Cooker of Asheville NC. She taught Business Education at Boonsboro High School from 1968 to 1989 and took great pride and satisfaction in her career there. She was dedicated to making a positive impact on her students and appreciated all of them. Some of her teaching colleagues became good friends, and continued into her retirement. She thought of them as part of her extended family, especially Dotty Piccolomini.

She was born in Union City, NJ and received her teaching degree from Ryder College. First teaching in Teaneck she continued at Lakenheathe, England when her husband Tom Moore Davis was stationed there after World War II. While there she was able to travel extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. Upon returning to the states they settled in Hagerstown and she began teaching at Boonsboro.

In retirement Dot could be found any day of the week at local Bingo games which gave her lots of fun and wonderful friends, especially her partner in crime Kim Hildebrand. She also loved to throw pool parties, or any party anytime of the year, particularly enjoying the company of her dear friends Kathryn Coleman and Barbara and Mike Rhoads. Her friendships were the most important thing in her life and she had many lifelong friends she survived except her dear Edith Andriola. She loved to play the slots at Charlestown. A devoted fan of Ole Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra she was listening to his songs until the end.

Until moving to Asheville in 2018 she was a dedicated member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Shepherdstown.

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  • 05/09/2022

    Dear Katherine and John, We are so sorry for your loss. Dot was a joy to know. She will be greatly missed. With deepest sympathy, Susan and Joe Layos

  • 05/03/2022

    I want to share a memory of Dot. My Mother had just purchased a house in Front Royal Virginia and Dot came to visit us along with my Aunt Katherine and Uncle John. Dot acted as if she was in paradise sitting on the deck enjoying some nice red wine and something good to eat. I got the chance to draw her a picture as she lovingly told stories and laughed. We will all be blessed by your memory. Love, Anthony Gelwicks

  • 05/03/2022

    Ms. Dot, my friend, I will forever cherish our many outings and many little talks. The love that you displayed to everyone will remain in our hearts for internal life. You are my inspiration to keep pushing through all things. Your strength could move a mountain and filled my heart with joy. I feel so very blessed to have been acquainted with such a wonderful person. I will hold onto to all the memories you left for a lifetime. I love you, Ms. Dot Carla E. Henderson

  • 05/03/2022

    I am deeply saddened by her passing. As I will always carry Dot in my heart. I will cherish her memories, and all the kindness over the years she has brought to my family. She will remain in my heart along side my Mom and Aunt Ethel. May Katherine and John find peace and strength in her passing. Sue Ann Gelwicks delete

  • 05/02/2022

  • 05/02/2022

    I was so so blessed to have Dottie has a colleague and a wonderful friend at BHS for many years. She had a great sense of humor and took life just as it came. Her daughter was her greatest treasure and her life as a teacher was, indeed, a source of joy for her--she was a most excellent educator and highly favored by students. Rest well, my friend.

  • 05/02/2022

    Dear Friends, I live in Asheville, and attended high school at Boonsboro HS in the early 1970's. Although I never had any classes with Mrs. Davis, she was well loved by students, and my sister said your mom often stayed to help her with shorthand! Times have sure changed. What hasn't changed, though, is the importance of caring, competent and dedicated teachers. Your mom was all of that and more. I am holding you in loving light and prayers. I'm thankful for Mrs. Davis and the wonderful long life she lived. Mindy Barrons Allen

  • 05/02/2022

    Our Deepest Condolences - Dot was a Wonderful person- I will miss seeing her at Bingo and other events-in town- I could always depend on her to say Hello and ask- "How's your Mom"-she truly was a caring person God Bless ! Eric Haberkorn and Family

  • 05/02/2022

    I worked with Dot for many years at Boonsboro High School and we carpooled during the gas rationing and she even helped us find a house to rent in her neighborhood when we moved back to Hagerstown. Her New York stories were the highlight of hours in the faculty room. Rest in peace, Dot. Dee Shumaker

  • 05/01/2022

    Katherine & John, We are so sorry to read about the passing of your mom. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love to both of you! Eric & Joanna Henson

  • 05/01/2022

    Dot took me under her wing when my husband Jerome and I moved to Smithsburg. She helped me get my business education job at Boonsboro High School. She was a wonderful person

  • 04/30/2022

    Thank you Mrs Davis for being such a great inspiration during my high school years at Boonsboro. I'm blessed that you were apart of my life. Prayers to the family. Sharon Easterday Bell. Class of 1988.

  • 04/30/2022

    Dot was a loyal and loving friend. She was held in high esteem by her students and fellow faculty. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and John.

  • 04/30/2022

    My condolences to her family and friends. She was one of my favorite teachers in high school. Great times and memories in her class. May she rest peacefully in paradise! God Bless! Lori L. - Boonsboro High School, Class of 1985

  • 04/30/2022

    I had Ms. Davis for 3 years of Shorthand at Boonsboro High. She was one of my favorite teachers. I often thought of her with fond memories. She called us her "Cherubs" and we loved her. My sincere sympathy for your loss. -Lori Best Zimmerman, Class of 1986

  • 04/30/2022

    My heart was broken when I heard the news of our beautiful and beloved Mom Mom Dot, leaving us and asending up into the heavenly kingdom of our Father. Dot was full of life, with a vivacious and loving personality that enveloped my Brett and Alexandra with a special cherished affection that will never be forgotten. As mother, I could see and feel the affection that was always bestowed on my children, starting with Dot's special hugs when she walked in the door. This love will always be held close in all of our memories and forever in all of our 💕 hearts..... My Love Always !! Kathy Cooker

  • 04/30/2022

    Our wonderful Mom Mom Dot, who showered us with love, hugs and lots of toys, and educational gifts that both Alexandra and I always enjoyed. We will miss your warm smile and those special hugs that no one could give quite like our Mom Mom Dot....Your visits were always special and I loved always seeing you !! Brett

  • 04/30/2022

    Dot was truly a kind soul, and I'm betting she's looking for Sinatra on Gods beautiful shore; singing NEW YORK NEW YORK. I can hear her now. Her antics, laughter, and stubbornness gave me great joy. I'm going to miss her forever.

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