Published in The Capital Gazette on Mar. 4, 2018
Dorothy Edith Rhodes
Dorothy Edith Rhodes, 91, a 35 year resident of
Annapolis and formerly of Gaithersburg, passed away
peacefully February 27 at her home.
Mrs. Rhodes was born December 9, 1926, in Orlando,
She graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School
(1945) in Washington, DC.
At the age of 21, she married the love of her life, after
he returned home to her from World War II. She was a devoted Mother of 5 children.
She enjoyed family gatherings, knitting, cooking, swimming, and caring for her 29
grandchildren and great-grandchildren She loved the beach and animals of every
kind. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed her time on the golf course.
Once she raised her family, Mrs. Rhodes was successful in the secretarial field,
working for the Government, NIH, and a resort Real Estate office.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Patrick J. Rhodes,
Sr. in 2009.
Survivors include three daughters: Diana Marie Levinson of New York and New
Canaan, Connecticut; Margaret Ann Jacobs of Annapolis; Denise Louise Bonner of
Annapolis; two sons: Patrick James Rhodes, Jr. of Annapolis; John Timothy Rhodes
of Ocean View, Delaware, 13 Grandchildren; and 16 Great Grandchildren.
The immediate family will gather for a private celebration of her rewarding and loving
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Rhodes' children ask that any memorial contributions be made
to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Richie Highway, Pasadena, Md. 21122.