May 11, 1931 ~ December 26, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Gilbert F. DeGrave


Greece: Saturday, December 26, 2020 at age 89.  Predeceased by his brothers, Gorman J. (Elaine) DeGrave and Ronald M. J. DeGrave.  Survived by his loving wife, Suzanne (Sue); his sons, Kenneth P. DeGrave and Michael J. DeGrave; former daughter-in-law, Farah Alli; granddaughter, Ava DeGrave; sister-in-law, Margaret W. DeGrave; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Gilbert was a graduate of Aquinas Institute and John Carroll University. Gilbert was a proud Korean War Veteran and a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company.


No prior calling.  His Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday (Dec 30th) 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Greece.   Interment will be private in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Memorial: Wednesday December 30, 2020 10:00 AM

St. John the Evangelist Church - Greece
2400 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. We are truly sorry for your loss at this time. Thanks so much for the family reunion you had in 2019 at your home. So glad we have those memories of spending quality time with Gil and the rest of the DeGrave family. Sincerely, Mary Jane and David DeGrave

  2. Dear Sue, Mike, Ken and family,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Always remember the wonderful memories that you have to carry with you always.
    With prayers and sympathy,
    Nancy Lader

  3. Dear Sue,

    I read of Gil’s passing in the paper with sadness for you and your family. And I apologize that I won’t be able to attend his funeral and support you in person. My kids are being very protective of Bob and I. As a result, we agreed to their request to stop attending our church and just watch mass online. My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow.

    With my deepest sympathy, Jan Esse

  4. Dear Ken & Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your father. Losing a parent is so hard; no matter what age we are, a parent plays a critical role in our lives and the loss is so graet. Please know I am thinking of you and wish you healing in the coming months.

    Thinking of you and your family,
    Julie Page Fiege

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