H. Scott Wiley



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H. Scott Wiley

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. – Psalms 23:6

Born in 1928 in Auburn, NY.

We are sad to announce the passing of Horace Scott Wiley of Rochester, NY. With family by his side, our deeply loved father and grandfather went to be with our Lord and Savior on September 9, 2022. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Carline Deplidge Wiley, his parents, Eva and Jason, and brothers, LaRue and Robert. He is survived by his daughters, Diane Wiley and Elizabeth (Michael) Wiegand, by his grandchildren, Shane Wiegand (Jennie Dixon) and Sarah Wiegand and by many nieces and nephews.

After attending Syracuse University, Scott graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He then served our country as a captain in the United States Air Force. He then established the first pediatric dental office in Greece in 1959 and grew it into a thriving practice before retiring in 1992.

He and Carline were long-time members of Bethany Presbyterian Church prior to their move to Aldersgate United Methodist Church. At Aldersgate Scott served for many years in the lay ministry practice, visiting church members who were ill; he was also dedicated to supporting their Grief Share program and its participants. Scott and Carline were loyal members of the Greece Historical Society and were avid bridge players. In addition, Scott was a dedicated member of the Greece Rotary Club for more than 50 years, serving as president and receiving recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow.

In later years, Scott served our Lord and many members of the community while volunteering for Aldersgate, hospice and Lifetime Care. He also continued a lifelong passion for travel, going on several cruises and international trips with family.

We would like to express our gratitude to the staff of the Highlands at Pittsford Living Center for their outstanding care and compassion during dad’s final months.

His celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m. at Aldersgate, 4115 Dewey Ave, Greece. Interment will be deferred as his remains have been donated to the University of Rochester School of Medicine. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or the Greece Rotary in his memory. 


  1. Mary-Beth R Leasure on September 15, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Diane – so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful Dad. He was always so positive, kind and caring, and a true gentleman. I remember him from our UR days and then on my visits to Rochester over the years. Always loved hearing your travel stories. He was such a trooper and right with you on all the adventures! Lifting you all up in my prayers during this difficult time. Peace be with you.

  2. Deb Durand on September 16, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Diane and Beth, your dad is at peace but it doesn’t take away the profoundness of his passage. So glad I got to spend time with him over the years. We had very special dads. My heart is with you all-

  3. Brian Bohrer on September 18, 2022 at 9:13 am

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of the wonderful Dr. Wiley. My brother and I were patients of his through the 1980s and always admired him. I have wondered all my life why so many people are scared to go to the dentist— Dr. Wiley was great with kids and always put us at ease. May he rest eternally.

  4. Sue Hasenauer on September 18, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Dear Diane& Beth, I was saddened to read of your dads passing. He was a wonder man and consummate professional. It was my honor and privilege to work for him during high school and while pursuing my RDH degree. He was a wonderful teacher. Also, I know how he worked with Dr Michael Bonicore in pioneering the first Dental teeth sealants, which is the cornerstone to a lot of today’s Dental work. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. Diane Wiley on September 19, 2022 at 9:22 am

    Thank you for your kind note, Brian. It is so nice to hear about your experiences with dad. A lot of my friends were also patients, with similar stories. Dad loved being a kid’s dentist, and was so good at it. – Diane

  6. Diane Wiley on September 19, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Thank you, M-B. Dad always loved to hear about our trips and loved our long friendship. I am grateful for you. – Diane

  7. Diane Wiley on September 19, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Thank you, Deb. Dad always loved you, and was so happy we’ve stayed close throughout the years. We both had wonderful dads who loved us unconditionally and taught us what’s important in life. – Diane

  8. Diane Wiley on September 19, 2022 at 9:27 am

    Thank you for your note, Sue. You brought back so many great memories of dad (sealants, teaching, pioneering dental research). He was a wonderful man on every level. – Diane

  9. Amy Weider on September 20, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Diane What a gem your dad was. He truly was a special man. Always taking time to "care" and play cards with my dad are memories I will always cherish. My personal time I spent with him was so special too. We had so much fun playing cards together. We both were all very blessed to have fathers from the "Greatest Generation" He will be missed. Sending you lots of Love…. Amy

  10. Diane Wiley on September 21, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Thank you, Amy. I’m glad we were able to arrange "play dates" for our dads so often. Dad always remembered you with love; he celebrated our close friendship, as do I. - Diane

  11. Addison Steven on September 21, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Dr. Wiley and Mrs. Wiley used to come in to the senior center to play bridge. I always enjoyed seeing them! After Mrs. Wiley passed, I would still see him and talk to him frequently. They were the only ones who would call me "Addy", I don’t know why they started calling me that but it was always welcome hearing it from them! I am truly sorry for you losses! The Bridge group misses them too! Sincerely, Addison from The Greece Community Center

  12. Beth on September 22, 2022 at 5:50 am

    Thank you, Deb. Beth

  13. Beth on September 22, 2022 at 5:51 am

    Hi, Sue! ☺️

  14. Beth on September 22, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Thank you, Addy! They loved their bridge games at the community center. Dad played there until about 2-3 years ago.

  15. Beth on September 22, 2022 at 5:56 am

    Thank you, Brian. -Beth

  16. CAROL LARDEO on September 22, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Diane & Beth, So very sorry about your dad. I will miss him. I have a lot of memories of him over the years. Uncle Scott was my dentist for my entire childhood. I enjoyed visiting your family in the summers when we were kids. We also had many family get togethers growing up. You guys were lucky to have had him for such a long time. He was a wonderful person & he will be missed.

  17. Diane Wiley on September 23, 2022 at 9:37 am

    Thank you for your note, Addy – so fun to hear this story! Mom and dad loved their bridge games at the Greece Senior Center. - Diane

  18. Diane Wiley on September 23, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for your note, Carol. Dad loved you and Dave; he always loved sharing holidays and other gatherings with our Lounsbury family. We were truly blessed to have dad in our lives for so long. See you tomorrow. ❤️ - Diane

  19. Dave & Vicky Lounsbury on September 23, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Diane & Beth We are very sorry for your loss. Your Dad was my favorite dentist even today as he was very patient and explained everything he was going to do before hand so no surprises. Always remember great trips to your house and holiday family celebrations.

  20. Jason Wiley on September 24, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Diane and Beth, It was a lovely service for a kind and gentle soul. We were all blessed indeed to have him with us for so long. Jason Wiley

  21. Diane Wiley on September 26, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you both for coming to Dad’s service and sharing your memories, Dave. It was great that you and Carol were able to spend so much time after the service with the extended family at my home. Loved seeing you all. - Diane

  22. Diane Wiley on September 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Thank you, Jay. I’m sorry you couldn’t be here in person, but we are grateful for your love and support from afar. - Diane

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