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IN MEMORIAM: Dorothy M. Roediger, 88;

Ran Wagon Wheel Antiques With Husband

Dot Roediger

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Dorothy Marie Roediger, 88, who operated Wagon Wheel Antiques with her husband Rick for many years, passed away June 19, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Springfield Center.  She also lived in Spring Hill, Fla.

Born March 25, 1930, on Staten Island, Dorothy (“Dot”) was the daughter of William Joseph and Marie (Konroyal) Romaine.

Dot was as funny and witty as she was elegant. Beautiful inside and out, she was never known to say an unkind word about anyone. Dot loved growing beautiful flowers and arranging them artfully. She was a loving mom and homemaker.

She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and she enjoyed sharing Bible knowledge with others.

In 1955, she married Richard (“Rick”) William Roediger in Teaneck, N.J. They lived in Park Ridge and Hackensack, moving Upstate to Warwick, and eventually to Exeter to raise their family.

Following retirement, Dot and Rick operated Wagon Wheel Antiques on Route 20 in Richfield Springs, where they lived until 1994.  After wintering in the South for a number of years, they moved to Florida to enjoy a warmer climate. Their marriage was a loving union, full of devotion, support and respect. Following her husband’s death in 2014, Dot came to reside at Woodside Hall in Cooperstown.

Dot is survived by her devoted daughter, Diane Wells and her partner, Rob Fiorentino, of Springfield Center; six grandchildren, Amber Lange and husband, Jaret, of West Sand Lake, David Wells, Jr. and partner, Amy Wells, of West Winfield, Nate Wells and wife, Viki, of Endicott, Brian Wells and wife, Mandie, of Sidney, Sarah Wells of  Florida, Denise Malyana of Utica; and 11 great grandchildren, Mia, Sierra and Luke Lange, Kazmira Wells, Brian Wells, Jr., Amir and Sami Malyana, Kaylei Brown, Rena and Dennis Carlton, and Dani Wells

In addition to her parents, Dot was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Rick Roediger, who died in 2014, and a daughter, Gail Marie Wells, who also passed away in 2014.

A private memorial gathering will be held at the Otsego Golf Club in August.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Woodside Hall who cared for Dot’s daily needs, as well as the nurses and aides at Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care who helped provide comfort and care at the end of her life.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown, New York.


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