Dorothy Lee Reed Wohlfarth

August 24, 1919March 1, 2018
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Wohlfarth, Dorothy Lee Reed age 98 of Pompano Beach, FL passed away on March 1, 2018. Formerly of Maryland, she had been a local resident since 2006. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late George Cornelius Wohlfarth, the daughter of the late Herbert Gibbs Reed and of the late Janette Marguerite Stanford Reed, as well as the sister of the late Oliver Herbert Reed and of the late Stanford Gibbs Reed. She was the aunt of Janet Sanderson Reed Stowell Finkelstein and the late Carol Gibbs Reed Pickens. She was also the great- aunt of Mark Sanderson Stowell, Matthew Sargent Stowell and Mitchell McAllister Stowell, Lauren Sanderson Pickens Reichbaum and Kelly Allen Pickens as well as by three grandnieces and a grandnephew. She was also the aunt of the late Robert Sibley, William Jason Wohlfarth, the late Robert Waterman Wohlfarth, Joy Ruth Wohlfarth Davis, David Earl Wohlfarth, Stella Holly Wohlfarth Norley, and Theodore Alden Wohlfarth as well as by many great and grand nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm, noon, Thursday, March 8 followed by visitation from 12:30-3:30pm at Kraeer Funeral Home, 200 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, FL 33062. Phone: 954-941-4111. A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, March 16th, 1:00pm at Rock Creek Cemetery, Rock Creek Church Road & Webster Street NW, Washington, DC 20011. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice Services, 150 Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324-2667


  • Janet (Herrick) Sanderson Reed Finkelstein, Niece
  • David (Marcia) Wohlfarth, Nephew


  • Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, March 16, 2018

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Susan Jane Wohlfarth

March 8, 2018

I have many good memories of Aunt Dottie, and I love seeing all the pictures and comments here. She was a dear, sweet lady, always cheerful and encouraging, with a great sense of humor. Her smile could light up a room. She will be missed. 💐🕊💖

Jan Finkelstein

March 7, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories of times with Aunt Dotty. I was with her at the Reed family home on Rock Creek Church Road, as she was my dad Ollie’s sister, and I marveled at how she cared for my grandparents making strawberry shortcake for birthdays and doing special things. After college, I worked a few years as a medical secretary, for Groover, Christie and Merritt Radiology where she worked for many years. We had fun lunch times together, her favorite was chili. What fun we had shopping to find coordinated preppy outfits for college and my wedding dress. I enjoy thinking about how many chocolate birthday cakes she made for my dad especially after he moved to live on the Chesapeake Bay. For the past 14 years it has been my pleasure to help her and watch out for her after her beloved Dutch passed away. Our time together here in Florida means so much to me and my husband Rick. My Aunt Dotty was always so pleasant, kind, gentle, gracious, thoughtful and loved by all who met her. My family is comforted by memories of all the good times and thankful that she has gone to be with those who passed before her.

Randy Padgett

March 6, 2018

Aunt Dotty brings special memories to mind daily for our RRP-KLP family over the past 25 years.....our children are just now 25 and 24 years old. KLP has many earlier memories of Uncle George and Aunt Dotty 'wintering" in Lighthouse Point." Our RRP-KLP family enjoyed several pizza dinners on Wednesday's before Thanksgiving, at Aunt Dotty's house in Bethesda. KLP still raves often about her trip to Paris with Aunt Dotty and Aunt Joy. We will miss Aunt Dotty, and certainly applaud her exemplary lifestyle, and her "loud" Izod sweater wardrobe. (They both dressed so cute) We thank Aunt Dotty for her service/support as a military wife, an American Patriot and a GREAT Aunt. God Bless Aunt Dotty, and God Bless America!

Diane Davis

March 6, 2018

Two beautiful women. Aunt Dotty was always such a good friend to my Mom.

David Wohlfarth

March 6, 2018

I always enjoyed being with Aunt Dorothy - always happy and upbeat even when it was tough sometimes. She looked to see the good side of everything including you and me. I will miss her. Love to you Aunt Dorothy.

Joy Davis

March 6, 2018

Here’s Kathryn sitting with Aunt Dotty enjoying a special evening!

Marcia Wohlfarth

March 6, 2018

Aunt Dotty was an amazing woman. I never knew all the things she had done in her life until after she moved to Florida. Then she regaled us with stories of her being a ballroom dancer, a horse rider, an ice skater, and many more activities. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always upbeat. The only way to tell that she had had a bad day was when she said “well, that’s life in the big city! ”. I will miss our nightly phone calls to her and our weekly visits when we would take her to lunch and for a ride. May God bless you, Aunt Dotty!

Ted Wohlfarth

March 5, 2018

Aunt Dorothy brought quiet joy and peace with good humor as a natural part of her presence. I like to think of sitting in their kitchen with her and Uncle George eating breakfast as George told stories. Dorothy brought in gentle comments and thoughtful observations. For example, she clipped a newspaper article about game theory that she thought I would enjoy because of my work. She was like that -- noticing and caring about others.

Judith Serrecchio Vanstrander

March 5, 2018

She was my neighbor when I was a kid..She was a sweet lady..I rem. she has 4 children I can only rem. 3 of them Donna was the youngest ,Rick was her oldests &Tommy..I can"t rem. the other boy..But she would come & have coffee almost everyday with my mom Ada.While Bim her husband slept..He worked all night at wolfies Bakery..Very good people..Funny my husband went to school with her brother-in law..Richard who passed away..