Betty Dunn

Obituary of Betty C. Dunn

Betty C. Dunn (1925–2020) Betty C. Dunn passed away peacefully on July 3, 2020, of natural causes. Betty was a resident of the Friendly Home in Brighton, NY, at the time of her death. She was 95. Betty Claire Kipf was born in Elyria, OH, on February 25, 1925, and spent her childhood there along with her two sisters, Helene and Caryl. She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and was a proud graduate of the class of 1946. While on a blind date at the U of M on New Year’s Eve, she met her future husband, George T. Dunn. They were married on August 20, 1949. After three years’ teaching English in Flint and Detroit, MI, Betty moved with George to Brockport, NY, where they managed the family furniture business, Dunn’s Home Furnishings. In addition to working at the store, Betty was an active member of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church altar guild; was a devoted U.S. Masters swimmer who competed both nationally and internationally into her eighties; raced sailboats out of the Brockport Yacht Club; and enjoyed taking classical piano lessons at the Hochstein School in Rochester, NY, until her early nineties. Betty is survived by her husband of seventy years, George, a resident of the Friendly Home; her daughters Carolyn (Brockport, NY) and Julia (San Diego, CA) Dunn; her two sons, Todd (m. Sharon Dalaba) and John (m. Wendy Wilkin) Dunn, all of Spencerport, NY; and six grandchildren: Dena (m. David Milliner) and Laura Emmerson; Colin and Erin Dunn; and James and Kate Dunn. Donations in her memory can be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Brockport or the Hochstein School in Rochester.
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