Obituary of Dorothea Elfriede Adsit
Dorothea Elfriede Adsit, 89
Dorothea (Dorle) Elfriede Adsit, 89, of Fort Belvoir VA, passed away April 5th 2018 at The Adler Center for Caring after a brief illness.
Dorle was born in Berlin Germany to Paul and Elfriede Spittler on March 20th, 1929. She grew up in Berlin and worked for Seimans and the Berlin Institute of Technology as an engineer. She married John Charles Adsit on December 6th 1961 and they lived in Frankfurt and Munich Germany where John was stationed. Dorle immigrated to the USA in 1970 when John took the family back to the states. She spent many years in Reston, VA and was well known for owning the Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Store at Hunters Woods Shopping Center. After John passed away she moved to Charles Town, WV to be closer to her son Tom and to get away from the fast paced city life. She made many friends in Charles Town and lead an active social life. For the past several years she has been living at The Fairfax at Belvoir Woods, an independent senior living facility where she also made many friends. In her youth, she enjoyed hiking, photography, cooking, and travelling throughout Europe. She delight in listening to classical music and gardening. She raised her children and was an active parent in youth soccer programs and swim teams. In recent years, she relished going to concerts at the Kennedy Center and spending time with her friends, children, grandchildren, and particularly showing off her 2 great grandchildren to all of her friends. She led a long, full, and adventurous life and had a great impact on anyone that met her.
Dorle is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Elfriede and her husband John Charles Adsit. She is survived by her 3 children Karen Adsit-Hunt (and her husband John), Thomas Adsit (and his wife Trang), and David Adsit; granddaughters Amy Letcher (and her husband Chris) and Leann Adsit; great grandchildren Clay and Allison Letcher; her sister Ursula Gelfert of Berlin Germany; and her very good friend Jackie Guernsey.
Funeral service will be held at Adams-Green Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Saturday April 21st 2018. Scattering of the ashes will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of the following charities in her name:
• Capital Caring – The Adler Center for Caring – 24419 Millstream Drive, Aldie, VA 20105 (https://www.capitalcaring.org/ways-to-give/)
• WETA - 3939 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (https://weta.org/support)
• Homeward Trails Animal Rescue – PO Box 100968, Arlington, VA 22210 (https://www.homewardtrails.org/help-out/donate-money/#.WsuV6ZWYqUk)
• The Salvation Army – 615 Slaters Lane, P.O. Box 269, Alexandria, VA 22313 (https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ways-to-give/)