Gretchen Elizabeth Bearup of Honeoye Falls, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017 at her home at Pinehurst in Honeoye Falls, N.Y. At ten years of age her mother thought she was failing to thrive and took her to Germany to heal. It worked and she lived to be 100 years old. All who knew her loved her dearly. She was a gentle spirit with a strong will and it was always a delight to be around her. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her loving daughters Linda of Freeville, NY, and Diane of Salinas, CA., as well as grandchildren, Adam, Amanda, Amy, Jeff, and Michael; great grandchildren, Nick, Loren, Jake, Hayden, Clyde and Will; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear family friends. She was predeceased by her husband Edwin and son James and also by her parents Bertha and Max Schulze, sister Elsa and brothers Otto, Karl, and Hubert. The family wishes to express a most special thank you to Barbara McDougall-Serafin and Deanna and all of her friends at Pinehurst for their love and care.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday 10 am at St. Catherine of Siena, 26 Mendon Ionia Rd., Mendon. Burial, North Syracuse Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be announced for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in her memory. To light a candle in remembrance of Gretchen, please visit www.mertonkaysfuneralhome.com
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