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Dorothy Elaine Braithwaite

The world lost and heaven gained one of the finest daughter, sister, friend, and wife to have existed on God’s green earth at 10:41 AM on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 following a sixteen month long battle with lung cancer.Dorothy was born and raised in the south Baltimore neighborhood of Curtis Bay. She attended public schools graduating from Eastern High School and immediately went to work at W.R. Grace Davison Chemical Division until her early retirement in 1996.Throughout her career she, held numerous supervisory positions both at the Baltimore office and the Curtis Bay plant retiring as shipping supervisor for Molecular Sieves Department.In addition to working full time she prided herself at being a fine homemaker. Always looking forward to the next gathering of family and or friends. Whether it be spur of the moment or her traditional Christmas Eve open house she was always ready to feed anyone. She enjoyed boating, fishing, and crabbing. She held a commercial crabbing license for over 30 years. She met her husband in 1966 and married him on Sept. 22, 1969. They lived on the bay front of the Pasadena peninsula viewing the eastern shore until 1998 when they moved to their summer home in Champ, MD. They  built a new home in Chance, Md in 2001 and relocated to Crisfield, MD in 2015. Dorothy passed away in the arms of her husband on their 49th wedding anniversary. She is survived by her husband Donald Lee Braithwaite, her sister-in-law Freda Ga rpstas nieces Susan Hose and Brenda Garpstas, great nephew Brian Garpstas and wife Kelly, numerous great- great nieces, cousin Mildred Davidowicz. Also survived by her childhood idol cousin and friend Anne (Garpstas) Ellis and husband Paul, her cousin Buddy Brengle and his wife Linda who she failed to visit. He will miss her coconut cake. And finally her special friends David and Elisabeth Horner. She was precede in death by her parents Joseph and Margaret Garpstas and a brother JosephGarpstas Jr. I leave you with what you expressed to your husband for 52 years each time you had to part company: “be good be careful and I love you”  Service will be grave side in Glen Haven, Glen Burnie MD

4 comments to Dorothy Elaine Braithwaite

  • I am sorry for your loss she will truly be missed

  • Edward B Bailey

    Dear Don, it was with great and heart felt sadness to learn of Dot’s passing. I had wanted to reach out to you guys many times just to say hi and see how things were. I am so sorry that I did not. A lesson in life sadly reinforced: Do not put off until tomorrow what you should do today. I am so sorry for your loss. Eddie and Karen!

  • Rose Bathgate Sunderland

    Will remember you every time I use my St. Athanasius cookbook. Strong prayers are going up for you. Cousin Rose

  • Kathy Elseroad

    Don, she was my boss, mentor and great friend when I first moved to Maryland years ago. She taught me how to live line for crabs off of the Frankie Point pier, sluff hard crabs in a bucket, make crab soup and Kriskies (bow ties). Going bra less on Uncles Gene’s boat was not in the cards, watching her watching you water ski for the first time on the bay was a great day. So many mmore great stories could be told. I know she will be missed and sorry we grew apart. We have to remember the holiday parties, picnics and gatherings, Dot made them all wonderful times. If there is anything we can do just let us know. XOXO Kathy and Bill

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