Dorothy Jane Scan­lan

April 1, 1919 – Jan­uary 7, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle - Late Edition (Sunday) - - OBITUARIES -

Mother of Diana Marie White (hus­band Ed), Daniel Robert Scan­lan (wife Marci), and Anne Scan­lan-Rohrer (hus­band Scot); grand­mother to James Joseph (wife Ralina), Chris­tine Is­born (hus­band Arnold Kim); and Ri­ley Scan­lan; great­grand­mother to T.J. Joseph, Naima Joseph, Wil­liam Kim, and Joe Kim. Pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Robert Mark Scan­lan.

Born at Mills Hospi­tal, San Ma­teo. Life-long res­i­dent of Burlingame. Grad­u­ated from McKinley Gram­mar School, Burlingame High School, and San Ma­teo Ju­nior Col­lege. Dorothy re­mained sharp and in­quis­i­tive un­til her fi­nal days. She was com­pas­sion­ate and fair, and an avid news fol­lower with daily read­ings of two pa­pers and many TV pro­grams. Ev­ery­one who met her loved her im­me­di­ately. She made friends by wav­ing out her kitchen win­dow at peo­ple pass­ing by and made neigh­bor­hood new­com­ers feel wel­come. She loved cats, gar­den­ing, and her fam­ily. She loved the smell and feel of the surf spray out­side her fa­vorite res­tau­rant, Nick’s of Rock­away Beach. Dorothy stayed at home to al­ways be there for her kids. She never drove a car, tak­ing her kids via bus to their des­ti­na­tions. She never thought twice about de­priv­ing her­self, but she al­ways thought first about her kids, and this never changed through­out her life. Dorothy’s grand­kids gave her a spe­cial joy, each trea­sur­ing their spe­cial mo­ments with each other.

The fam­ily would like to thank those who have been es­pe­cially help­ful in­clud­ing ex­tended fam­ily, close neigh­bors, and de­voted care­givers. Me­mo­rial dona­tions may be made to the Penin­sula Hu­mane So­ci­ety or Mis­sion Hospice. A pri­vate cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held later in the spring.

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