Jane Greiten

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 26, 2024
Merton H. Kays Funeral Home, Inc.
59 Monroe Street
Honeoye Falls, New York, United States


10:00 am
Saturday, April 27, 2024
St. Paul Of The Cross Church
37 Monroe Streeet
Honeoye Falls, New York, United States

Obituary of Jane E. Greiten

Jane E. (Lynch) Greiten of Honeoye Falls, NY passed away peacefully on March, 26th 2024 at the age of 88. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Roger Greiten; her children: Paul Greiten and Karen (Greiten) Kibbey; son in law Aaron; her granddaughters: Gillian and Liah; her sister Mary (Lynch) Sweeney; nephews, John (Shelly) Sweeney, Tom (Ela) Sweeney, Kevin (Donna) Sweeney, Brian (Heidi) Sweeney; niece, Laurie (Jim) Fish and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Jane was first and foremost a loving and dedicated wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother and friend who led a long and full life. She was born to Clement and Laura Lynch on March 22, 1936 in Holley, NY. When she was a young child the family moved to Rochester where she graduated from Nazareth Academy in 1954.

Always intellectually curious, Jane was proud to be the first person in her family to pursue a degree in higher education. She graduated from Nazareth College in 1958 with a teaching degree and went on to teach Social Studies at John Marshall High School in the city of Rochester. She and Roger were wed at Holy Apostles Roman Catholic Church in Rochester in 1959. They raised their family first in Mendon and then in Honeoye Falls where she resided for over 50 years. She and Roger delighted in raising and showing Golden Retrievers and she taught dog obedience classes for the Rochester Dog Obedience Club. Jane was an active member of her church community, taught religious education and was instrumental in forming a youth outreach music program at St. Catherine's Church in Mendon. She later joined the St. Paul of the Cross Church Prayer Committee, knitting and distributing numerous prayer shawls for those in need. She made her Crucillo in Elmira NY, completed the Sunday Celebration in the Absence of a Priest program (SCAP) and was the first person to lead a service at St. Paul of the Cross Church. As a breast cancer survivor, Jane was an early member of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life team where she helped facilitate and participated in annual events for Team Honeoye Falls. Jane was an avid reader, lover of birds, geology, the ocean and anything related to nature. She and Roger enjoyed numerous trips to the coasts of Maine, Massachusetts and North Carolina as well as Alaska, Europe, Ireland, Puerto Rico and many of our esteemed national parks. She also adored the arts and was a season pass holder for years at her beloved Geva Theatre.

Family and friends may call on Friday, April 26th between 4 & 7pm at Merton H. Kays Funeral Home, 59 Monroe Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 10am at St. Paul of the Cross Roman Catholic Church in Honeoye Falls.

If interested, donations may be made in Jane's memory to the Breast Cancer Coalition Of Rochester at: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester | Home or the U of R Wilmot Cancer institute at: Wilmot Cancer Institute - University of Rochester Medical Center

A special thank you to the loving caregivers at the Avon Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility for your incredibly compassionate care of Jane at the end of her life.

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