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Obituary for Dorothy Beye

Dorothy J Beye, age 78, died peacefully on January 29 following a brief illness. Predeceased by Howard, her husband of 52 years. She was born on July 26, 1938 in Hornell, NY to Ethel Wood (Loren) of Woodhull, NY.
Survived by her mother, Ethel Wood; children, Elizabeth DeFrancesco and Elaine Cox; grandchildren, Nicole Miller, Natalie Peterka (Scott), Chloe Drew, Phoebe, Evan and Hillary Cox and 5 great-grandchildren, Maxwell Miller, Cali, Olivia, and Ellie Peterka, and Trevor Ross.

Dorothy worked for the Rochester City School District as an elementary school secretary for 30 years. She was a lifetime member of Covenant United Methodist Church and a member of their choir for over 30 years. Through the church, she was also a member of the musical group, Circle of Friends where she played a variety of instruments. Dorothy was a member of the Boy Scouts Woman’s Auxiliary for Boy Scout Troop 55 and the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, serving along with Howard running the service center for 20 years. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, camping and traveling. Dorothy also loved sewing, embroidery, crafting and sharing her knowledge of these skills with her children and grandchildren.

Friends may call Saturday, February 4th, 2-5 PM at Crawford Funeral Home (495 N. Winton Rd.) where a Celebration of Life Service will be held immediately following calling hours at Crawford’s.
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