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Annette Young Von Dohlen
  • April 17, 1939
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  • February 03, 2022

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Annette Young Von Dohlen, age 82 of The Villages, Florida, passed away on February 3, 2022 in Leesburg, Florida.

Annette is survived by her husband, Bill, of The Villages, Florida; her son, Bill Jr. of Winston-Salem, NC; Joseph (Alexa) of Fort Mill, SC; and Christine (Bruce) Lowin of Santee, SC. She is also survived by grandchildren Sydney Pritchard of Charleston, SC; and Renee, Rachel and Brooke Von Dohlen of Winston-Salem as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father, Richard Young and mother, Mary Shields, and siblings, David Young, Carol Schwartz and Patricia Savino.

Annette was born on April 17, 1939 in Rochester, NY. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester, LeMoyne College in Syracuse and State University of New York at Geneseo with a Masters degree in Library Science. Annette accepted a position as the children’s librarian at the Ogden’s Farmers Library, where she thereafter served as library director for 16 years. Following her retirement, she dedicated many months curating a literary collection and other media for the opening of the Hamlin Public Library.

Annette was a beloved and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished every moment with family. She was a generous and kindhearted person, always with a warm word to say about anyone she met.

A memorial service celebrating Annette’s life will be scheduled in the future. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in The Villages, Florida or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


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  1. Dominic Castano says:
    16 Feb 2022
    Dear Bill and family, I was so sorry to hear of loosing my dear friend. Annette was the best boss ever and she trusted me with a job that opened up a whole new career for me ,and will always cherish the time we had together as boss and dear friend. Prayers are with you.

  2. Roberta Voelkl lit a candle:
    15 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 15, 2022 at 2:20:01 AM

  3. Roberta Voelkl says:
    15 Feb 2022
    I am so very sorry to learn the passing of Annette. She hired me at the Ogden Library where we worked many years together. I had the utmost respect for her and after her retirement we remained friends and I cherished our friendship. Please accept my sincere condolences. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

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