Dorothy Quick Caldwell was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Caldwell died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. She was 87.
She was born in Florence, S.C. on June 14, 1925. She and her family moved to Philadelphia when she was an infant. Caldwell, a longtime resident of West Philadelphia, was baptized at Mount Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Her family said she was a good student who was always diligent in her studies. She attended both Martha Washington Elementary and Sulzberger Junior High School. In 1944, she graduated from West Philadelphia High School.
She married Robert Caldwell in 1946.
Her family said she was an industrious, hard-working, independent woman. She started working during World War II for the federal government in Newark, N.J. She later became a member of the Teamsters Union. In 1994, she retired from the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital.
“Dot, as she was affectionately called, was a jack-of-all-trades and took tremendous pride in her home and neighborhood,” her family said.
“She especially loved taking care of her family, her home and her garden.”
She is survived by her daughter, Aleese Chorice; son-in-law, Ronald; granddaughter, Joy Carpenter and husband Darron; granddaughter, Leah Ruffin and great-grandsons, Darron Jr., Devin and William.
Services will be held Dec. 8 at Terry Funeral Home, 4203 Haverford Ave. Viewing is at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 11 a.m.