During a break in our Homecoming game on Oct. 5, we honored the life, and family, of Dorothy “Dot” Greeley Meador who, at the time of her death on June 15, 2018 – just 20 days shy of her 100th birthday – was the oldest living alumna of Roanoke Catholic School.
A 1935 graduate of St. Andrew’s Catholic School — a precursor to Roanoke Catholic — Mrs. Meador lived a life of humility, steadfastness and graciousness. Throughout her life she was a faithful supporter of both Roanoke Catholic and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, of which her grandparents were one of the founding families.
Mrs. Meador’s father, her three siblings, her three children, and three of her grandchildren attended Roanoke Catholic. Her son Russell completed grades 1-8 at Saint Andrew’s School and both of her daughters graduated Roanoke Catholic: Karen Mabry, Class of 1967, served as school principal from 1987 to 2002; Mary Pat Metz, Class of 1971, taught at Roanoke Catholic from 1986 to 2000.
In Mrs. Meador’s will, she left a generous bequest to Roanoke Catholic to create the Dorothy “Dot” Greeley Meador Memorial Scholarship that will provide up to $5,000 per year in scholarships to deserving students based on financial need and merit.
Pictured in photo are members of Dot Meador’s family joining Principal and Head of School Patrick Patterson (far right) at midfield of Homecoming game. From left: Shaun Mabry, ‘00, wife Lauren, son Arden; Mary Pat Metz, ‘71, and husband Gary; Steve Mabry and Karen Mabry ‘67; and Russell Meador.