FORT MILL, SC - Dorothy “Dodi” Honko, 66, died early Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC, following a six-year battle with cancer.
Born in Pinehurst, NC in 1947 to parents Thompson, a Presbyterian minister, and Anna, a schoolteacher, Dodi grew up with her sister, Margaret, and two brothers, Tom and John, moving from city to city as her father started new congregations.
Known for her outgoing, fun-loving personality, Dodi became one of the first commercially licensed female pilots in the 1960s while living in Atlanta, GA. Shortly afterward, she moved to East Windsor, NJ to work for a medical supply company where she met her husband, Nick. They were married in 1975, and their first child, Anna, was born in 1979 in Princeton, NJ. When her husband’s job moved them to Charlotte, NC in 1980, Dodi happily returned to the South and the family settled in Tega Cay, SC in 1981. Her second child, Nicholas, was born in 1983. Dodi loved raising her children and spent many hours volunteering at their schools before having a successful career in real estate.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Thompson, and two stepchildren, Curt and Craig.
Dodi is survived by her husband, Nick, and her two children, Anna of Frederick, MD, and Nicholas of Charleston, SC.
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