Published in The Capital Gazette on Sept. 29, 2017
Dorothy Whitney Stringer
Dorothy W. Stringer, 96, of Deale, MD passed away September
8, 2017 at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood, MD.
Dorothy was born July 16, 1921 to Winifred (Stuart) and Milton
Whitney. She was raised in Takoma Park, MD and graduated
from McKinley Technical High School (1938) with honors at
age 16. She was active in the Nature Club where she met her
future husband George Stringer.
After high school she worked to help support her family at
Woodward & Lothrop and later at the Department of Agriculture. When Congress voted to allow
women to join the Armed Services during WWII, Dorothy enlisted and served in the Women's
Army Corps, and was discharged as a Corporal February 25, 1946.
After the war, George and Dorothy were married in West Palm Beach and spent 64 years of
marriage together until his passing in 2010. They lived in Silver Spring where she was a
homemaker raising their three children, and spent weekends as a caregiver at the home of
George's parents in Deale, moving there permanently in 1980. Dorothy was known as a
gourmet cook, and the family paramedic, seamstress and diplomat. She was a faithful member
of Cedar Grove U.M. Church, a Sunday school teacher, Cub Scout Den mother, Girl Scout
leader, and election judge. She was known for her happy spirit and enthusiasm for life.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George, and a sister Margaret
She is survived by her sons George F. "Rick" Stringer III, with whom she lived in Deale, and
William B. Stringer, Lt. Col., USAF, Ret. and wife Lynn of St. Petersburg, FL, a daughter
Barbara Stringer Kumnick and husband Alan of Charlotte, NC, grandchildren William L.,
Whitney M., William F., and Kelly E. Stringer, and great-grandchildren Daisy and Jack Fenton.
Dorothy's family will receive visitors on Saturday October 7 from 10:30 to 11:00 AM at Cedar
Grove United Methodist Church in Deale, where a memorial service and celebration of her life
will be held at 11:00 AM. Following the service a reception for attendees will be held in the
church fellowship hall.
Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery for George and Dorothy will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's name may be made to Cedar Grove U.M. Church. To
leave a condolence visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com
Religious Service Information
Cedar Grove United Methodist
710 Masons Beach Rd
Deale, MD 20751