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Dorothy "Dottie" E. Sayre Baird Beck, 83, of Erie, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Beaver Falls, Pa. on October 17, 1930, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Grimm) Sayre.
Dorothy was a graduate of Harborcreek High School. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Kaiser Aluminum Credit Union and retired from the Erie County School Employees F.C.U. in 1985. She had also worked at Jimmy's Al Dente Restaurant at East 26th and Brandes Street.
She was a very loving mother and grandmother. Dorothy enjoyed her animals, knitting, crocheting, travel, art, music, shopping, cooking, baking, and watching the Steelers. She was a hard worker who raised four children on her own. Mom was never afraid to speak her mind. She will be greatly missed.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James and Robert Sayre; a sister, Ruth Sayre; and her former husbands, Howard Baird and Paul Beck.
She is survived by four children, Debbi Rogers, husband Chet, Michael Baird and Patrick Baird, all of Erie and David Baird of Conyers, Ga.; five grandchildren, Paul Foster, Patricia Foster, Kristy Baird, Kara Baird and David Baird, II. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Bryna Pollitt, Nichole Foster, Kyle Barron, Aiden Baird and Rebecca Baird; and a brother, Michael Sayre of Erie.
Friends are invited to call at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th at Greengarden Blvd. Monday from 6 until the time of a service at 8:30 p.m. with Rev. Harry Johns officiating.
Memorials may be made to the
, 2115 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508. Condolences and photos may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com
Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 9, 2014