Dorothy Andrews Sarter

Dorothy Andrews Sarter

printed 04/02/2021

Ocean Pines

Dorothy Andrews Sarter (Dottie) of Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed away on March 25, 2021.

She was born Oct. 14, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Emma Ramming and Frederick Andrews.

She earned high marks at Eastern High School for girls, and went on to the University of Maryland, where she pledged the Tri Delta sorority and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952. Following her graduation, she worked at Voice of America, and later at the Department of Justice.

While raising her children, she became the executive assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at C.W. Post College of Long Island University, where she simultaneously earned a Master’s degree in Spanish Education and Literature in 1973.

In 1978, she moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her second husband, Vincent Sarter, and worked as the executive secretary to the town Postmaster. She retired in 1995 and attained her dream of living in Ocean Pines, Maryland in 2004.

Dottie was known for her kindness, generosity and dedication to family. She would light up a room with her infectious smile, laughter and impeccable style.

She was intellectually gifted and highly organized, was an aficionado of crossword puzzles and loved zipping around in her 1965 GTO convertible.

She was the center of gravity of her family and was a strong force bonding them together. Her legacy will continue in our hearts as we strive to follow her example of a life lived to its fullest, full of love and caring for others.

In addition to her parents, and stepfather, John J. Clancy of Baltimore, Maryland, Dorothy is preceded in death by her late husband, Vincent E. Sarter; her beloved brothers, Carroll Andrews and Clarence Andrews; and sister, Emma May (Andrews) Marco.

She is survived by her first husband, William J. Raymond, and their daughters, Dana Raymond, Lynn Raymond and husband, Tim Murphy, and Carol Raymond and husband, Steve LaBrecque; her stepsons, Douglas, Timothy and Thomas Sarter; stepdaughters, Stephanie Dunwell, Barbara and husband, Butch Suter, Diana and husband, Joseph Crupi, and Patricia Sarter, as well as 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held at The Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, Maryland on April 1, 2021. Pastor Dale Brown officiated. Burial will be on April 2, 2021 at the Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, Maryland, with a service at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please consider donating to the Society for the Blind ( or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (

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