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Dorothy B. Yanaitis

Dorothy B. Yanaitis, 93, Clayton and formerly of Rochester passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at Samaritan Medical Center. A graveside service will be held in October at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Rochester. There will be no calling hours or funeral service and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Dorothy was born in Newark, NY on November 11, 192​1​, daughter of Harry and Mary Ward Bidwell. She graduated from Newark Central School and attended Russell Sage College. In 194​8 she married Edward R. Yanaitis in Rochester and he died in 1997. She worked for several doctors and medical supply companies in the Rochester area, retiring from Physician's Supply in Rochester. She was a member for over 50 years of American Legion Guidinas Post 459 Auxiliary. Dorothy loved reading, solving crossword puzzles and bird watching. In her early years she had enjoyed bowling.

She is survived by her three children, Mary Kay Yanaitis, Carthage, Stephen Yanaitis, Rochester, and Elizabeth and Bruce Daugherty, Clayton; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren, Christin and Anthony Filippelli, and their children, Anthony, Joseph and Ian, all of Yonkers and Daniel and Kelly Daugherty, and their children Caitlin and Brendan, all of Watertown and one cousin, Doris Smith, of Rochester.

Donations in Dorothy's name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#4 Bob Yanaitis 2015-10-15 15:27
Aunt Biddie was a caring and genuine person. In 1964 or 65 we "ride shared" as she drove me to McQuaid High daily. I'm glad I was able to see her several years ago at Cartwright Inn in Rochester. My condolences to you all.
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#3 Sue Spall 2015-10-15 12:29
So sorry to hear about your Mom. 93 is a good run but it is hard to lose your mother no matter what the age. Guess you have to feel lucky to have her for all those years! It has been a long time since our St .George's days but I still have fond memories of the times I spent at your house. Glad I happened to check the paper today to see the notification. My condolences to you all. Sue Bartash Spall
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#2 carolyne borate 2015-10-15 11:51
My sympathy to you all. I have fond memories of our years at Physicians Supply. Joe (johnson) my husband died 2 months ago so now I think just Gary Gottfried and I are the all that's left. Would love to hear from you call - 585 624 1572. carolyne borate
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#1 Nancy&Louis Lifrieri 2015-09-24 06:49
With heartfelt sympathy we send our condolences, love & prayers on the passing of your beloved Mother. May the Good Lord comfort you all in this most difficult time.
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