September 15, 1936 ~ November 22, 2019

Born in: Oswego, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY

Greece: Friday, November 22, 2019 at age 83. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Nancy A. Dear; his children, Mike (Debbie) Dear, Laura (Gregg) Kellas, Bob Dear (Susan), Tom (Michelle) Dear, Fred Jr. (Jackie) Dear, Steve (Michelle) Dear; 16 grandchildren, Emily (Casey) Goodenough, Jim, Katie, Sean, Kari, Geoff, Charlie, Jack, George, Lily, Hannah, Josh, Emma, Travis, Mason, McKenna; many close friends. Fred was a Syracuse Orange Basketball and Buffalo Bills Fan.
Friends may call Tuesday (Nov 26th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday (Nov 27th) 9:30 AM at St. Lawrence Church, Greece. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in his memory.
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Visitation: November 26, 2019 4:00 pm - November 26, 2019 7:00 pm

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

Service: November 27, 2019 9:30 am - November 27, 2019 9:30 am

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Frederick H. Dear 's name.

Alzheimer's Association

919 N Michigan Ave Ste 1000 Chicago, IL 60611

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  1. Celebrating a life well lived. I will never forget meeting Mr. Dear in the early nineties while unloading bundles of shingles. You just knew he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. Something about doing simple work with a person you learn a lot about them. Mr. Dear will never be forgotten. Go Bills!

    My deepest sympathies,
    Bill Landers (RIT)

  2. The Fitz Morris family offers our condolences. We were saddened to learn of Fred’s death. Our family will always think fondly of Fred and the family.

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