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Obituary of Dolores F. Mike


Dolores “Dodie” Mike, born to Mary and Charles Dunham on November 13, 1947, died peacefully on November 4, 2023 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York. With her son, Randi, and daughter-in-law, Debbi, by her side, she passed away, embraced in the comforting circle of family love.


Dodie was a cherished mother to her two children, Dean and Randi Rainbow, and a beloved sister to Pat Bushnell and Edith Rulison. Her legacy extended beyond her immediate family, as she was also a loving caregiver to her faithful feline companion, Barbie. She also treasured her friends and neighbors of these last 20+ years she lived in Cortland.

Dodie dedicated much of her life to the service of others. For many years, she served as a medical billing agent at Family Health Network in Cortland, New York, contributing her skills and compassion to the well-being of the community. In her retirement, Dodie continued to give back, generously volunteering her time at various local organizations, including the Senior Centers, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Food Bank, Center for the Aging, the Country Peddler, and more.

Known for her warm heart and caring nature, Dodie found joy in simple pleasures, cherishing family moments and the tranquility of quiet times at home. Her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those around her was evident in the selfless acts of kindness she performed throughout her retirement years.

Dodie will be remembered not only for her professional achievements but also for the indelible mark she left on the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her legacy of love, compassion, and service will continue to inspire and uplift those who carry her memory forward.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charitable organization of your choice in her honor. There will be a celebration of her life in the upcoming Spring. She will always be loved, her memory forever alive in the hearts of those she touched.

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