Dorothy Gertrude Post (née Hughes), 82, of Summit, New Jersey was Promoted to Glory on February 4th, 2021, at her home, surrounded by family. She was born June 21, 1938 in New York City, the daughter of the late Gertrude and Rowland Hughes and the youngest of three siblings. She is survived by husband Vernon K. Post, whom she married on April 14, 1989.
Dorothy graduated from Asbury College in 1960 and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1962. She served as an officer in The Salvation Army from 1964 through 1977 and again from 1984 through 1989, at ministries in New Jersey, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, and finally as a writer in the Publications Department of National Headquarters. She worked as a freelance writer for The Salvation Army for many years and was an active member of the Montclair Citadel Corps of The Salvation Army. Mrs. Post was an accomplished pianist, member of the songsters and led a monthly creative writing group for many years within her church community.
Dorothy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Fred Rustad and Brigitte Bernal of Washington DC; son Scott Rustad and his partner Carmen Phelps of Derwood, MD; son-in-law and daughter-in-law Vernon R. and Joyce Post of Summit, NJ; son-in-law and daughter-in-law Doug Post and Kim Reardon of Williamsburg, VA; grandchildren Andrew Post of Frederickton, NB, Canada and Laura Post of Athens, OH; and a sister, Roberta “Booty” Catlain of Chicago, IL. Mrs. Post was preceded in death by her brother Rowland Hughes.
A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. in Montclair, NJ, and will be live-streamed on the Montclair Salvation Army’s Facebook page. A memorial service/celebration of her life will be held this June in Montclair, NJ.
Gifts in her memory can be made to The Salvation Army, 13 Trinity Place, Montclair, NJ or the ALS Foundation.