Dorothy Marie Schmitt Burr

Dorothy S Burr - Henrietta, NY - Rochester Cremation

Henrietta, NY: August 1, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband Gerald Leon Burr; daughters Karen Burr and Catherine (Bill) Zachary; son John Burr; grandchildren Alexandria Stoltman, Matthew, Rachel and Meredith Zachary; sister Elaine Schmitt Brady; brother David (Joanne) Schmitt, many nieces and nephews. She was elegant and loving to the very end.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering celebrating her life at Mendon Ponds Park – West Lodge on Saturday, September 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. with a loving tribute at 3 pm. Family and friends are encouraged to bring a cherished photo or memory of Dorothy Marie. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dorothy’s memory to the Rochester Alzheimer Association at

7 Condolences

  1. Maryeva Schmitt Kindelan on August 4, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Uncle Jerry, Karen, Catherine and Bill, and John,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Brian, Stacey, Jill, Eric, and I are thinking of and praying for you. Hope you are sustained by all the great memories you had of her. I’ll see you in September.

    All our love,

    Maryeva and Brian

  2. Michael E. Brady on August 4, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Dear Uncle (G)Jerry, Karen, Catherine, John, and Uncle Dave and Mom,

    Sayuri, Michael Kenshiro, and I offer our prayers and sympathy to you and all of the family at Aunt Dorothy’s passing. As my Godmother, Aunt Dorothy was always a source of kindness and love to me; and I pray that the memories of her kindness and love to all of her family bring you blessings of peace and a tender joy now and always.

    Our love to you all,
    Mike and Sayuri

  3. Betty and Jack Smith on August 6, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Jerry … sincere sympathy to you and your family. Dorothy was a beautiful kind lady. We are sure you have many wonderful memories of your many years together. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Betty and Jack Smith

  4. Tanya Leibenguth on August 7, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Jerry, Karen, Catherine & John- My most heartfelt sympathies are being extended to all of you. Dorothy was a wonderful woman & am blessed to have had the fortune of knowing her. I pray for eternal peace for her & that all of you can find some peace & comfort in this difficult time of grief. Sincerely with love. Tanya L., LPN

  5. Joan Avery Eckhardt on August 7, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I always have fond memories of Dorothy Marie and all of your family.. It has been 35 years since Ben passed and I have lost contact.i. Dorothy Marie was always so elegant.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy.
    Joan (Avery) Eckhardt
    Pittsford, NY 14534

  6. Cheryl and Jim Turner on August 9, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Jerry, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Dorothy was a kind and wonderful person who is gone too soon.

  7. Linda Callari on January 28, 2020 at 11:09 am

    So very sorry to see this. I know she is at peace now and maybe she has seen Frank up there. But for us, the pain never seems to lessen. You are now and always have been in my prayers. About the only thing I missed when we went on the road was my dear friends. Can’t think of one of you without the other. Raucous bible studies, long walks among the trees, shopping, and happy days with the kids. Miss all of your faces and hope memories and being together help. Bottles of tears are not wasted, but kept by the Lord until we join them. Love you all always. Love, Linda

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