Dorothy May Wilke


August 24, 1924 – August 7, 2012

SCHENECTADY – Dorothy may Bruns Wilke, 87, went home to the Lord on Tuesday.  A native of Oneota NY, she was daughter to the late William & Gertrude Burr Bruns.  She and her husband of over 30 years, Karl, who preceded her in death, ran Wilkes Dry Cleaning for many, many, years.  She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Katlyn.

She is survived by her children, Merrie – Anne Santore (John) of Rotterdam NY & FL, Patricia Holmes (Bob) of Portland, OR, Delores Dunn (Elmer) of MD, Paula Wilke of Wake Forest, NC, Pamela HHladik (Edward) of Rotterdam,NY, & Candice Wilke of Duanesburg, NY, sister, Emily Champagne of Syracuse, NY, 13 grandchildren, & 9 great grandclhidren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Rose Garden Restoration Committee, PO Box 3814, Schenectady, NY, 12303.


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