Obituary of Clair Douglas Wheeler
Clair Douglas Wheeler
Pittsford: Clair "Doug" Wheeler, 90 of Pittsford formerly of Dundee, NY passed away on November 2, 2019 at Highlands Living Center in Pittsford.
There are no prior calling hours; a joint memorial service honoring Doug and Esther Wheeler's life with a luncheon reception following; starting at 1 pm Friday November 15, 2019 at the Winner's Circle Event Center, formerly the Dundee First Presbyterian Church 31 Main Street, Dundee. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery Dundee.
He was born on September 18, 1929 in Dundee, NY to the late Merlyn Homer Wheeler and Nina Lovisa Clark. Doug was very involved in his hometown community. Shortly after graduating high school, he served in the U. S. Navy from 1950-1954. After serving in the Navy, Doug worked as a loan officer for several years at the Dundee State Bank before taking over the Douglas B. Miles insurance agency. Doug and Esther Herrington were married on July 2, 1960. Upon retirement, they spent winters in their condominium in Punta Gorda, Florida. Doug's hobby during retirement was researching family genealogy.
They sold their Dundee home in the early 2000s and resided in the summer at the Highlands of Pittsford. Doug was an active member of the Dundee Presbyterian Church, a Paul Harris Fellow of the Dundee Rotary Club, the American Legion, Dundee Masonic Lodge, on the board and past president of the Soldier's and Sailor Association for over 10 years, and also served for over 10 years on the Starkey Town Board.
He is survived by his sister-in-law Jane Wheeler; several nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews; including Keith Wheeler, Kathy Wheeler, Steve Wheeler, Tom (Freida) Wheeler, Tracey (Mark Sager) Herrington, and Roxanne (James) Griep.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Esther Herrington Wheeler on July 18, 2019; and two brothers Merlyn H. Wheeler, Jr. (Dorothy) and Roger C. Wheeler.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.To send flowers to the family of Clair Wheeler, please visit Tribute Store