Dorothy ParkDecember 2, 1925 ~ December 24, 2017 (age 92)
Dorothy Park, born in Baltimore, daughter of Earl and Sophia Carrick died peacefully Dec. 24, 2017. Her father, Earl was an engineer on the PRR from 1916-1963, her mom a homemaker.
Dorothy was a graduate of Eastern H.S. Her first job at Stewart Department store in downtown Baltimore is when she met her Marine Corp husband, Walter, where her fulfilling family life began.
When Walter returned from WWII her job had changed to the hosiery dept. in Hochschild Kohn. During those 2 years overseas they built such a loving relationship in letters, that after 3 dates, they married on Jan. 26, 1946. In these 71 years of marriage they shared good times, bad times and tragedies but she persevered.
Dorothy and Walter had 2 children, Linda, who died in 2004, and Karen who presently lives in Stuart Florida. They each bore a child, Adrian Colameco and Niko Iampieri, giving Dorothy two grandchildren. Niko married Gina Marie, bearing Sofia, giving Dorothy her great grandchild. They reside in Laurel, Md. Adrian is executive sous chef at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The Park family belonged to second English Lutheran Church where Dorothy taught Sunday school when her kids were young.
For over 30 years Dorothy received state and national achievements in the Credit Union financial services. She was CEO/President for 25 years of the Greater Baltimore Merchants Credit Union (formerly Hochschild Kohn’s Credit Union). In addition she was former board of Director for the Maryland Credit Union League for 10 years; former Board of Director for the Greater Baltimore Merchants Credit Union; former Board of Director of Social Security Credit Union; former Board of Director of Central Credit Union; and two time recipient of the National Credit Union Volunteer of the Year Award in 1990 and 1995. Dot and Walt traveled extensively nationally to CUNA, NAFCU and NCUA annual conventions and conferences.
Dorothy’s loves were always family first, the Marine Corp, Masons, Shriners, were all part of this warm and caring mothers’ life. Ocean City, Md., and the Braemar in particular, held a very special place in Dorothy & Walter’s hearts & lives.