David A. Kolbeck

david kolbeck

May 17, 1945 ~ April 6, 2018

Resided in: Brooklyn / Rochester, New York

David A. Kolbeck Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Rochester, NY - passed away unexpectedly from complications after a quadruple bypass heart surgery on April 6, 2018 at the age of 72. He was born on May 17, 1945. He is predeceased by his parents, Anton 'Tony' Kolbeck and Helen Cleary Kolbeck. He is survived by his sister, Linda R Kolbeck, her fiancee, Donald Cooper of AZ., 2 nieces, Erin and Stephanie Archer of Rochester, NY, cousins and Uncle Bernard (Laura) Cleary of Louisiana and host of friends that came into his life. His family would like to extend special thanks to Ed Lee, Brian Sanders and staff at the Brooklyn Rehab Center for all their care and support. David was a graduate of Nazareth Hall Cadet School, McQuaid Jesuit High School and St John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. He was retired from Philip Morris International in NYC, NY. He also studied at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Interment was held privately at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association, 25 Circle St., Suite 102, Rochester, NY 14607, Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450-9582 or the charity of your choice. For more information or to sign David's online guestbook, please visit www.meesonfamily.com

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  1. Rest In Peace, David! U aren’t suffering any more, it is great that ur faithful companion, Drew could be buried with u! Many will miss u!!

  2. Dave, our journey together began many years ago with the 716 area code. I am so grateful to have been part of your life. Thank you for sharing your kindness with myself and those close to me. You made the neighborhood so much brighter. Look forward to seeing you on the other side.

  3. Dearest Lindabyrd
    You have showed a great deal of responsibility with all you did for your brother.You should have peace of mind knowing that David and Drew, his best friend are at their final resting place and he is with your parents. Blessings to you at this time.

    Donald Cooper, your constant companion
    STV, Az

  4. Linda & Don,

    We wish you peace in knowing you were there for your brother in the end. He will be looking down on you and I’m sure he will be protecting you from now on. Your parents are very proud of you. Love, Sharon Russell Beeke

  5. Linda and Don. We are sharing in your sadness as you remember your brother David. Our deepest condolences
    Marion and Eric Weinberger

  6. Linda, It is sad that we all didn’t have more contact with David even when he was in Brooklyn. You did a wonderful thing to see that he and his pet were brought home to Rochester and he is now with his parents. They have to be very happy about this. May he rest in peace.

    God Bless from cousin Pat

  7. Linda & family, so sorry to hear of David’s passing but it was good to see you, Don and Stephanie at the graveside service and luncheon. I’m so glad David’s roommate Brian could make it for the service as well. Thanks for posting the videos of him playing his cello.

  8. Linda and Don, we were so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. What a nice sister, doing all you did for him. It was very special that you brought his dog back to Rochester to be buried with him. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
    Love, Lorraine and Bill Naylor

  9. Dear Uncle David, I am so glad we had the chance to reconnect via Facebook messenger. I’m so sorry that I never made the time to contact you via phone. Years passed and I hadn’t heard from you until I did a search on truthfinder that says you were no longer here. I’m also sorry that my mother didn’t bother to inform me of your passing or services. I have nothing to do with the family as they are not family and no longer exist in my life. My you rest in heavenly eternal peace with your beloved parents. I shall come and visit your graveside soon. Much love and blessings and I’m so sorry that my mother chose to exclude you throughout the years.

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