September 10, 1935 ~ December 5, 2021

Born in: Buffalo, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Donald Frank Wasielewski
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at age 86 went home to the Lord to be with his beloved wife, Susan;  He is survived by his loving daughters, Donna (Steve) Leonardo, Debra Curtis; step-children, Amy Santucci, Lisa (Brent) Middlebrook and Russell (Sarah) Goodman; grandchildren, Stephen Leonardo, Abigail and Catherine Muir, Alex and Claire Santucci, Shelbie (Darren) Lunde and Jacob Middlebrook; sister, Eleanor (Dr. Javad) Marhamati; special nieces and nephews; many loving family and dear friends.
Donald was a retiree of Eastman Kodak as a Chemical Engineer and a long time member in Hilton Rotary. In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting and traveling with Susan.  He had a passion for photography and loved Sunsets.  He looked forward to his weekly outings with the R.O.M.E.O’s, playing Poker and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. His proudest moments were spending quality time with his family.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to Dr. Bilal Ahmed and his team at Highland Hospital for their exceptionally compassionate care.
Donald’s celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 14th 2:00 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  Interment, Parma Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester ( in his memory and in honor of his daughter Debra. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


Service: Saturday May 14, 2022 02:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Parma Union Cemetery
Parma Center Road
Parma, NY 14468

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  1. So so sorry to hear of your loss, Donna and Debbie. You and all of your dad’s family are in our thoughts.

    Sending love,
    Susie (Sweeting)Armstrong

  2. Heartfelt condolences to the Wasielewski family. Death is by far the most difficult thing we must endure in losing those we love so much. I am holding you all in my prayers, healing intentions, peace and love.
    Tears. Peace. Rest. Strength. Comfort. Calm. All things in your own time. All my love, Linda (Eblacker) Geer
    Your strength will see you through.
    Much love 💜

  3. Dears,
    With much thoughts and prayers to the entire family, we shall celebrate Don’s wonderful life and his everlasting legacy and fine memories in our hearts.
    At this time of grieving, I offer everyone Rumi’s profound quote:


    With Love, Ray Marhamati & family

  4. Deb, Donna and family,

    I didn’t know your father well but I know he an amazing man. I remember being at a party with Deb, at a friends house, when Don’s name was brought up. Deb asked everyone (about 15 people) who was friends with him on Facebook and every hand in the room went up! We all had a good laugh because it appeared he was checking up on us. You and your family are in my thought and prayers.

  5. Sorry to hear of Don`s Passing. I live in Unionville Station and always enjoyed talking with Don and Sue. Praying for your family during this time of your loss.

  6. Donna and Debbie, Blessings to you both, be greatfull for all the years with your Father, my heart goes out to you both. Keep all the great memories alive to celebrate his life.


  7. Donna and Deb, I found out this week about Don’s passing from the Village of Hilton’s office staff, people Don use to work with when he served on the Village’s Planning Board. He helped plan our Senior housing development and as Bob Snyder mentions, then going there to live for awhile. Don loved our village, having car pooled with him for 3 years to Kodak, one gets to know one another. A very active member of Rotary he helped bring about with Sue many positive assets to our community and beyond. I especially enjoyed our group conversations at the family diner, us “retired old men eating out”, or as previously mentioned ROMEO’s, just one of the groups he went out with. A framed photo still hangs in the restaurant of us, it will never be the same. Don always kept track of our birthdays and made sure a card was made available. The last time I visited him at the villages for lunch, he mentioned that his food/booze monthly allowance was under, so I should order 2 or 3 beers , and take one home, what are friends for…… Your old neighbors, sorry for your loss. Larry and Carol Gursslin

  8. Was justing thinking about Don, today, as I would often check to see how is was doing after Sue, passed away. He was a blessing to have as a family member. Always had a kind heart. Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Now with Jesus. Amen!

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