Dorothe R. Thomas (Pogue)


Rochester, NY- Passed away peacefully January 10th at age 94.  Predeceased by her parents, Leslie and Ida Pogue of Rochester, husband, James C. Thomas and his family members, and brothers, John of Palo Alto, CA and Leslie, Jr. of Rochester.

Survived by sisters-in-law Eleanor R. Pogue of Rochester and Patricia K. Pogue of Los Altos, CA. Also survived by nieces Barbara (Bob) Honaker, Dorothe Joan Pogue (Watson), and Marcia (Richard) Ryan, as well as nephew, David L. (Patricia J.) Pogue, many grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins, and grandson of James C.Thomas, Thomas Jaeger.

Former owner/operator, with husband, of Evergreens Motel in Canandaigua, model for Eastman Kodak and Yo-Yo champion of the City of Rochester in the 1930’s.  Special thanks to Dr. Robert Agostinelli, her long-time physician, and the Staff at Episcopal Senior Life Communities, where she resided the past 5 1/2 years.

In memory of her, a lifetime cat lover, contributions are welcomed to Lollypop Farm Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.

No calling hours; arrangements at the convenience of the family.  

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,

5 Condolences

  1. Fred Johnson on January 13, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Extending deepest sympathy to your family at this time of sorrow. Dorothe and my Dad, Lee, were friends when she was at Brentland Woods.

  2. R Agostinelli MD on January 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Surely a special Lady who certainly will be missed by all. It was my pleasure and priviledge to have had a part of her full life.

  3. Kim S Rivera on January 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    for the past 5 1/2 yrs. I had the pleasure of knowing dorothe as a resident where I was her recreational therapist. she became my best friend. that I am dearly missing. we shared many great stories. what a gracious woman who loved keeping up w the latest. her dearest loves were her pets. my deepest condolences to her family. love u dorothe, Kim Pete & tia xo

  4. Jim and Donna Szymanski on January 14, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Dave, Pat and family,

    We are sorry to learn of your ant’s passing. She was blessed to have you all in her life.

    Thinking of you.

    Jim and Donna

  5. Nancy Salzer on January 18, 2014 at 1:18 am

    I shared meals with Dorothe as “table-mates” at Brentland Woods for the past several years, and greatly enjoyed knowing her. She told such nice stories about her childhood (I remember the Yo Yo Championship!), her brothers, experiences operating the motel in Canandaigua, and the joy she had with the cats she had owned. She often expressed her gratitude for the loving support she had from David and Pat. My sympathies to your family.
    Nancy Salzer

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