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CHURCH , Dorothy “Dottie” Elaine (McMahon) Dorothy passed away on October 6, 2016. She was born in Geneva, NY on September 18, 1937. She was the oldest child of William and Marjorie McMahon (Knesel). Dorothy graduated from Williamsville Central High School and then went on to study at Buffalo State Teacher’s College. Her family then moved to Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University in 1973 with a degree in Education. Dorothy was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and held a series of volunteer and paid positions, including teacher, substitute teacher, retail sales, hospital volunteer, church deacon, choir member, and Sunday school teacher. She met and married James A. Church. Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Pamela (Church) Mensch and son-in-law Kirk Mensch and two grandchildren, Kyle and Lauren Mensch all of Scottsdale, AZ. Dorothy is preceded in death by both parents. A memorial celebration will be held in Canandaigua, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your preferred charity in her name. Please Sign the Guestbook at eastvalleytribune.com
Published on  August 10, 2017
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