Dorothy A. Stocks passed away July 24, 2017, in Wilmington, North Carolina. She was 73 years old.
Dorothy was born to the late Drucilla and William Slee in North Merrick, New York on October 27, 1943. She lived a life of adventure traversing the European countryside in her post-college years, spending a winter as a ski instructor in Vermont, and ultimately making landfall in the Washington D.C. area where she spent the majority of her career as a property manager in Arlington.
In retirement, she continued her 25-year passion for sailing on the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay and made trips to Bermuda, the Bahamas, Florida Keys, and Cuba with her loving partner and first mate Steven Linke of New Bern, North Carolina. She will be remembered for her illuminating, ever-present smile and her zest for life and far-flung adventures.
She is survived by her brother Thomas Slee of Woodford, Vermont, his wife Kathy, and their two sons Michael and Thomas Slee. She also leaves behind two great nephews, Thomas and Billy Slee.
In honor of her passion for sailing, the family will host a celebration of life service Sunday, Aug. 13 at Lawson's Landing Café in New Bern from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society