Obituary of Esther Herrington Wheeler
Esther H. Wheeler
Pittsford/Dundee: Esther Herrington Wheeler, age 96, of Pittsford, NY formerly of Dundee, died Thursday July 18, 2019 at Highlands Living Center, in Pittsford.
She was the daughter of the late Bertha Brown and Roy Walker Herrington and was born in Woodhull, NY on November 28, 1922.
After graduating high school she went to Keuka College for two years and transferred to Bucknell University earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Education in December of 1943. She taught in Painted Post and Bradford, NY before coming to Dundee to finish out her teaching career.
She met her husband Clair "Doug" Wheeler in Dundee, and they were married on July 2, 1960. They continued to make this community their home for over 50 years. Esther was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Dundee where she served as treasurer for many years.
After retiring from Dundee Central School in the late 1970s, she and Doug wintered in Punta Gorda, Florida. In the early 2000s, they sold their home in Dundee and relocated to the Highlands Retirement Community in Pittsford.
She is survived by her husband, two nieces Tracey (Mark Sager) Herrington and Roxanne (James) Griep, two great nieces Madeline (Jacob) Krautwurst, Olivia Griep, a great nephew Joseph Herrington Griep, as well as several nieces and nephews on her husband's side.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother Merle (Nancy) Herrington, and an infant brother Clark Herrington.
Honoring her wishes, there will be no calling hours, A joint service for her and her beloved husband Doug Wheeler will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday Nov. 15, at the Winners Circle Event Center, formerly the First Presbyterian Church 31 Main St. Dundee, N.Y.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Esther Wheeler, please visit our Tree Store