Dorothy Underwood
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Obituary for Dorothy Underwood

Wed, Dec 09, 2009 5:56 pmToogie, Jim, & Mike, sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing.
Please accept my condolences. David Brown

Thu, Dec 10, 2009 9:47 amI am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Underwood was my English teacher in 11th grade and took us all on a trip to Europe over spring break that year. I still have found memories of that trip and of her.
E. Ryan Kennedy, Esquire

Mon, Dec 14, 2009 4:57 pmI will miss my dear friend, Dorothy. May the wind be at your back and, until we meet again, may you keep safe in the loving arms of God. We love Patches and think of you every day.
Our prayers are with Jim, Toogie, and all who loved her
Tamia Bible
Fri, Dec 11, 2009 I was a student of Miss Underwood at Washington Irving back in the 1970's. I had her for Speech my senior year and, to be honest, we fought tooth-and-nail for the better part of that year. At one point we had a shouting match in the hallway that was so bad that our principal, Mr. Scolopio, had to get involved. And yet, when I look back on things I probably had as much fun in her class as any class I ever took, through college and beyond. But here's the important thing --- after much reflection I have determined that the knowledge and skills I gained via Miss Underwood's teaching made her class the single most important class I ever took.
I served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force in the computer-communications field and I currently work for the government in information systems. But despite all the technology I have dealt with throughout my career, it wasn't just the math, science, physics, etc. classes that allowed me to be successful in my field. It was also the confidence Miss Underwood instilled by having all of us students give various types of speeches throughout the year. She taught us how to think on our feet, how to construct a proper argument, how to communicate verbally and non-verbally, etc. Honestly, if I had my way I would've made her class mandatory for graduation --- it was invaluable. So many problems are caused by miscommunication ... Miss Underwood taught us how to communicate properly.
The world is a better place for her being here and today is a sadder day because of her passing. May God bless Miss Underwood. Mizpah
Mike Propst WI Class of 1976
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