09/20/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dot Jackson Harrell Schertle

Dorothy Lee Jackson Harrell Schertle
(1943 - 16 Sept 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Again this morning we bring you more sad news.        Dorothy Lee Jackson Harrell Schertle, Class of 1961, passed away in Fairfax on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at the age of 64.  Her siblings include Dennis Jackson, Helen Jackson Carey, and Ruby Jackson Hall.

From the Daily Press - 09/20/07: 

               Dorothy Lee Jackson Harrell Schertle

  FAIRFAX - Dorothy Schertle died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, while surrounded by family in Fairfax, Va. She was 64.

Born Dorothy Lee Jackson in Newport News, she graduated from Newport News High School in 1961 and spent many years employed at The Newport News Shipyard. She later earned a certificate as a medical receptionist and worked at Hampton Roads Eye Associates alongside many close friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Schertle Sr., and her parents, Dennis and Stella Jackson.

She is survived by daughters, Michelle Harrell and Cary Harrell Spewak, their father, Ed Harrell; sisters, Helen Carey and Ruby Hall; brother, Dennis Jackson Jr.; grandchildren, Julia and Robert Spewak III; eight nephews and nieces, including Sharon Gustafson, and best friend, Brenda Carter.

The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News on Saturday, Sept. 22, for a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Service will immediately follow viewing at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial will follow service at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News.

Published in the Daily Press on 9/20/2007.
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Dot, You will be greatly missed but your light will continue to shine remembering the laughter and fun that you brought to so many lives. I will remember the fun times and laughter shared while working together and your ability to see the bright side of all things! Miss you! Judy
Judy Moore (Bryant, AR) - September 20, 2007
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Dear Family of Dot: Was so shocked today to learn of Dot's passing. We were friends during the summers at Stuart Gardens and 8th grade in NNHS and later worked at C&P on switchboard together. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karrin Williams Frankie (Newport News, VA) - September 20, 2007
Dorothy was one of the most fun loving persons that I ever met.
I had the opportunity to work with Dot at Teledyne Hastings Raydist in the mid seventies.
What a great person she was and will be missed by many.
Go in peace Dot, we will meet again.

Richard Dawes
Richard Dawes (Providence Forge, VA) - September 20, 2007
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I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Dot. I will miss her wit and humor. She was so much fun to work with at HREA. She had a great love for life and for her family. We loved all the stories about her girls and her grandchildren and let me not forget all the Max stories. I will miss her but I know she is with her Joe again smiling
Linda Nichols (Newport News, VA) - September 20, 2007
Ms. Dot, we will always remember you as the "Candy Cane Lady". Thank you for being a special part of our lives over the last ten years. We will miss you and we will never forget you.
Bobby & Mary Martinez (Hampton, VA) - September 20, 2007
Dot was a wonderful person, friendly and loving. The world has lost a great lady. Love to the family, Liz Breeden
Liz Breeden (Newport News, VA) - September 21, 2007
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I worked many years with Dot and enjoyed her humor and wit. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with her family. We will miss Dot
Pamela Gilmore (Newport News, VA) - September 21, 2007  
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Our deepest sympathy.
Les and Claudine Smith (Big Canoe, GA) - September 21, 2007  
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I  worked with Dot at HREA and enjoyed her funny stories and her witty way to express things. She will be missed. Prayers and thoughts for the family.
Dee Verlander (Hampton, VA) - September 21, 2007
I worked with Dot back in the good ol' days at the Main Street office of HREA. We had many laughs together about the girls and the grandbabies. I always looked forward to seeing little miss Julia when she came to visit her grandma. Dot will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Lynne Ettleman (Hampton, VA) - September 22, 2007
I lived on 22nd St. in Newport News when Dotís family moved in the big white house two doors down from mine. She was the prettiest girl in town and I started making eyes at her right away. I remember swinging with her on her front porch, holding hands, my first kiss, a party at her house where we played spin-the-bottle, and she talked me into taking my first roller coaster ride at Buckroe Beach Amusement Park. All of this was around the ripe old age of 12. Dorothy was in my graduating class of 1961 from Newport News High School. I was saddened to hear of her passing.
Lloyd Nelson (Newport News, VA) - September 28, 2007  
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