Dorothy West

Dorothy J. West

Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Dorothy J. West, age 86 of Corning, NY passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare.

Born on May 3, 1934 in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Ruth (Hale) Evans. Dorothy was a graduate of Northside Blodgett, class of 1952 and later received her Associate's Degree from Corning Community College. She worked as a real estate broker for Winter's Read Estate and later for Tina Lando Real Estate, retiring with 31 years of service.

Dorothy was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church, singing in the choir and playing for the bell choir for many years. She was a longtime volunteer for the Corning Community Food Pantry, Corning Meals on Wheels, Catholic Charities, the Southeast Steuben County Library, Faith in Action. For 20 years, Dorothy faithfully delivered the USA Today to various stores around the community, often taking many of her grandchildren along with her. Dorothy took great pride in her family. Each year, Dorothy's family would hold a special Evan's family reunion on Lake Arrowhead. Her grandchildren will always remember being treated to a personal lunch date and a special gift on each of their birthday's.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Kimberley (Joshua) Elks of Millerton, PA, Brian Paul West of Alpine Junction, NY, and Rebecca (Tom) Speciale of Hornby, NY; grandchildren: Lynn "T" Field, Carrie Elizabeth Field, Paul Griffith Field, Laura Ann West, RJ West, Brianna Jo West, Melissa Ann Queen, Belinda Daniels, Rachel Speciale, Tricia Alexander, Andrea DuVall; and 16 great grandchildren; best friends: Sharon Little and Toni Fratarcangelo and the many friends she made at the Village Manor; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by son, Richard West, Jr.; grandchildren: Christopher Paul Field, Roderick Daniel Jesse Field; sister, Beverly (Bob) Dunham; and brother-in-law, Don West.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s name may be sent to: Corning Community Food Pantry, 11715 E Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 NY-352, Elmira, NY 14903.

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    Hope Cemetery
    Park Avenue
    Corning, New York 14830
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Natalie Edwards

Posted at 08:19pm
Grandma West, you were so dearly loved by your whole family and we will all miss you terribly. I’ll never forget the many many many birthdays that we spent at Friendlys. You were such a caring soul. I’ll never have anything but the fondest memories of you. Rest peacefully. -Natalie

Davida Telehany

Posted at 08:56am
Dear RJ, Nicole, Carter and Carlee,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Grandma West. What a beautiful obituary and video. She must have been a remarkable woman. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time of great loss. Your Friend, Davida

mary goodwin

Posted at 02:25pm
I knew Dorothy thru my sister in law... Dorothy always had a smile for everyone and a great sense of humor. I'm sure she will be missed by many.

Diane Dunham Jeffer

Posted at 01:14pm
Godspeed Aunt Dot. Thank you for a lifetime of love and laughter.
Diane Dunham Jeffer
Hope, New Jersey and Brackney, Pennsylvania

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