Dorothy Wade Masinter

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Dorothy Wade Masinter, a longtime resident of New Orleans, died Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Baton Rouge after a long and
beautiful life. Dot was born to John D. and Myrtie Wade in Negreet in 1924. In 1945, she married Louis Masinter, a musician and music teacher. Dot and Lou raised their five sons and one daughter in New Orleans during their nearly 50 years of marriage. The whole family enjoyed Jefferson Playground, attending opening day ceremonies in 1954. At the playground, Dot and Lou were trophy-winning tennis players. She sang with the New Orleans Chapter of Sweet  delines, was a past president and was named Sweet Adeline of the Year in 1976. Dot was secretary at Jefferson Presbyterian  Church for many years. She did secretarial work for Menge Pump and Machinery in Metairie and bookkeeping for over 20 years at Gulf Industries in Mandeville until she retired at the age of 80. Dot is survived by her children, Wade Arthur Masinter of Hanover, Germany, Susan Masinter Riley of San Antonio, Texas, Thomas Alan Masinter Of San Antonio, Texas, Stanley Paul Masinter of Baton Rouge, David Louis Masinter of Spokane, Wash., John Franklin Masinter of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one sister, Toynette Wade Cappel of Kinder. She was preceded in death her husband, Joseph Louis ‘Sherman’ Masinter and six sisters. Visitation was held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at the Jefferson Presbyterian Church, beginning at 9 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment followed at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may donations to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org On line guest book at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com  
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