Dorothy Jayes

Dorothy Cary Jayes

1923 - 2019

Share Your Memory of

Obituary of Dorothy Cary Jayes

Jayes, Dorothy Cary on March 22, 2019 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of the late George F. Jayes; loving mother of Judy J. (Tom) Rutherford, Dan L. (Rose) Jayes, Barbara J. Christiano, and the late Georgia F. Jayes (Capasso); dearest grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 22; and great-great-grandmother of 4. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements with Lakeside Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences at


Dorothy or “Dot” as people called her, was a loving, caring, people person. Having a nurturing personality led Dot to pursue nursing as a career. She went to Bennett High School for nursing and was always very proud of her career. If you needed a nurse, Dot would be the one you wanted next to you.

Before Dot worked as a nurse for over thirty years at places like Buffalo General and Our Lady of Victory, she met and fell in love with her husband George as a teenager at the town of Hanover Beach. After the war, George and Dot were married and had four children. George was the easy-going parent and Dot was known as the disciplinarian or sometimes called the “German General.” It was her way or the highway, Dot knew it and was proud of it. George worked for NYC railroad, so he and Dot were referred to as Choo-Choo Papa and Choo-Choo Gram by their grandchildren. Dot loved to cook, and no one ever went hungry. You had better have been home by five o’clock, because if you were late, you owed her time. Dot loved to cook and bake everything, from lemon meringue pie to oyster stew for George. Dot loved to take vacations and would say that they were about experiences and once the day was done, it was done. No dwelling was allowed.

By all counts, Dots favorite thing in life was her children. She was a grandmother of ten, a great-grandmother of twenty-two and a great-great grandmother of four and loved every minute of it.

“I've lived a life that's full, I've traveled each and every highway, and more, much more than this
I did it my way” ­ - Frank Sinatra