Dorothy “Dot” Michener

Dorothy “Dot” Michener, age 88, passed away on October 27, 2019, at the Inn at Freedom Village’s skilled nursing, West Brandywine PA.

Dot was born June 17, 1931 in New York City. She was the daughter of Harold Weiner and Catherine Peterson Weiner.

In 1949 Dot graduated from Lakewood High School, Lakewood, N.J. In 1950 she married Edward Frankman. The couple had three children. In 1975 Dot married Milton Michener who died in 2010. After graduating from Monmouth College she went on to earn an advanced degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ

Her professional career included serving as a director of a pilot Head Start program as well as being the educational director with private schools in four states. Dot also served as assistant superintendent at the North Bellmore, New York school system. Her love for writing lead to another career as the author of numerous classroom guides for teachers. She also wrote curriculum for the American Lung Association.

Dot shared her passion for life with all whom she met. Whether she was shepherding children and eventually grandchildren through New York City’s Museum of Modern Art or watching a sunset with them at the beach, she he passed along her love of life.

Dot continued to thrive during retirement and worked each day to be a blessing to someone.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Reddinger and her husband Lee of Schaefferstown, PA, and Kathy Hanks of Lawrence, KS, a son Keith Frankman and wife Melissa Martin of Cochranville, PA, step children Dan and Sue Michener of Patterson, NY, and Dean Michener of Morrisville NC, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services and burial will be held privately.

To view Dot’s online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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