Obituary: Dorothy P. Powell

Haddonfield resident and centenarian passed away last weekend.

Dorothy P. Powell (nee Potteiger), longtime Haddonfield resident, passed away on Sept. 28 at the age of 100. She was the wife of the late Edward S., beloved mother of Linda Powell of Haddonfield and Tim (Peggy) of Mickleton, loving grandmother of Jill Moxley (Steve), Kathy Wright (Greg) and Becky Kain (Brian) and cherished great grandmother of Timmy, Olivia and Colin Moxley, Grayson, Amelia and Bennett Wright, Henry and Milo Kain. 

Dottie graduated from Collingswood High School in 1937 and began her career at the Lutheran Publication House in Philadelphia. She married Eddie in 1944, and they raised their family on their farm in Thorofare. In 1972, they moved to Haddonfield and Dottie began another career as an administrative assistant for John Wanamaker’s. She was actively involved in the development and opening of its Deptford location, and her career with Wanamaker’s spanned over 20 years. 

Dottie was also an active member of the Lutheran Church in Haddonfield, the Cherry Hill Chapter of AARP, and the Virtua Haddonfield Auxiliary. She enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City every summer, spending time with her friends and family, playing cards, and reading. 

Friends and relatives are invited to the celebration of Dorothy’s life on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave, Haddonfield. Her family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Dorothy to the Church at the above address, where Dorothy was a longtime active and dedicated member.