Dorothy (Lantz) Lavinder (1923 - 2017)

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Dorothy Lantz Lavinder, 94, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, passed away on Dec. 3, 2017 at the Hospice of the Chesapeake Inpatient Care Center in Pasadena.

Dorothy was born on Dec. 1, 1923 in Edinburg, VA to the late Edward and Della (Pence) Lantz.

She was married to Alfred (Al) Lavinder for 62 years.

Whether you knew her as Dorothy, Miss Dottie or Aunt Dot she was a wonderful wife, mother, aunt and friend who was dearly loved and will be missed beyond measure. Her cup was always "half full" no matter what the adversity and remained strong in her faith to the very end. Her unconditional love was contagious and an example for others to follow. Dottie was a long-time and faithful member of the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church. In years past, she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Friendship Circle, and served on the Administrative Board. She was a woman of a quiet and very deep faith in God. She was greatly loved and was an inspiration to many within her church family and beyond.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Al; sons, Gregory Allen Lavinder, and Dwight Lynn Lavinder; daughter-in-law, Gloria Lavinder; brothers, William, Linden, Bobby, and Douglas Lantz; sister, Louise Luttrell.

She is survived by her nephews, Donald Luttrell of Gordonsville, VA, Keith Lantz of Woodstock, VA; nieces, Peggy Smoot of Woodstock, VA, and Melanie Gum of New Market, VA; and a host of extended family and friends.

The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A., 1 2nd Ave, SW, (at Crain Hwy), Glen Burnie, on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. for a visitation.

There will be a celebration of Dorothy's life at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 on Monday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church. For condolences, please visit

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Dec. 6, 2017
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