Dorinda ROTE
ROTE, Dorinda Britton "Lynda" 81, passed away on August 30, 2021, at Wrights Health Care due to COVID-19 related complications. Born in Canadensis, PA, she and her family moved to St. Petersburg, FL in 1953 where she attended Boca Ciega High School. She later met and married David M. Rote Sr. with whom she welcomed four wonderful children. In the years to follow she worked in healthcare for Doctors Davis, Reily, Arias and Thompson, and later as an Emergency Room receptionist at St. Petersburg General and Northside Hospitals. In addition to her family, Dorinda's other passions included horseback riding, reading, music, and all things animal related. She attended the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs for many years and volunteered at the festival whenever possible. In her later years she was always caring for God's creatures and making rounds to feed hungry animals- her car was a rolling feed store! Dorinda is predeceased by her parents, Wallace Britton and Elizabeth Coley; her youngest son, Gerry L. Rote; and beloved son-in-law, Martin Miller. She is survived by her sister, Bonita Longaker and brother-in-law, Bruce; son, David Rote Jr. and daughter-in-law, Renee; daughter, Wendy Miller, Michael Rote and son-in-law, Robert Cappellanti; grandchildren, Meredith Walker and Bobby Miller; great-grandchildren, Adelyn, Mackenzie and Teddy Walker; and niece, Jennifer Neilon and family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Friends of Strays in St. Petersburg, or Wildlife Rescue and Rehab of Pinellas Park. Dorinda will be greatly missed and is now at peace in God's arms with other beloved family members.
Published by Tampa Bay Times from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2021.
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