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Obituaries from the Journal week of March 17

Frederick Dunn

Frederick Dunn

Frederick Tyler Dunn, 48, died Feb. 23. Fred was born on Oct. 22, 1964 in Springville, to Lester and Florence Dunn.

Husband of Beth, his wife of 25 years; father of Michael (Jamie) Dunn, Sarah Dunn (fiancé Craig Williams) and Katie Dunn; grandfather of Angil, Terrie and Christina Dunn and Levi Williams; son of Lester and Florence Dunn; brother of Frank (Kathy) Dunn, Thom (Robin) Dunn, Andrew Dunn and Suzanne Dunn; uncle of Meghan, Mallory, Connor, Madison, Zaine, Trent, Danyelle and Keyon; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and by his friends, the Lange family.

Fred received his Bachelor of Music Degree in music education from the State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music and his Master of Music Degree in music education from the Eastman School of Music. He taught vocal music for the North Rose-Wolcott School District, since 1986. He was a member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and New York State School Music Association. He had guest conducted all-county festivals for Tioga, Genesee, Ontario and Wayne counties. He was a member and organist choir director at the First Lutheran Church in Lyons, for 23 years.

He spent time with his family and friends, hiked in the Adirondacks, read, gardened, studied, held Bible studies, spent time studying genealogy and antiqued.

A reception will be held from the Wolcott First Presbyterian Church, located at 11988 West Main St. in Wolcott. on Saturday, March 23 at noon, with a celebration service to follow, at 2 p.m.

The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Frederick T. Dunn Family Memorial Fund at Reliant Community Credit Union in Sodus, N.Y. Arrangements by the Norton Funeral Home of Wolcott.


Doris Smith

Doris E. Smith (nee Kibler), 93, of Springville, died March 1, at her home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1920 in Buffalo, to Sherwood and Ethel (nee Midsonk) Kibler. She was employed at Moog in Elma for 23 years and made parts that were sent to the moon. She was also on the first aid squad at Moog.

She was a volunteer candy-striper at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, went on shopping trips to Blair and took her grandchildren to Ponderosa, for their birthdays.

She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springville, since 1959.

She and her husband were married on June 5, 1943.

She was the wife of the late Raymond Smith, who died Nov. 20, 1980. Mother of Paul (Karren Lux) Smith and the late Wayne Smith; grandmother of five grandchildren; great-grandmother of two great-grandchildren; mother-in-law of Linda Smith; sister of the late Betty Zalenski.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church of Springville. The Rev. Abel Roy will officiate. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery of Springville.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Online condolences may be made at

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