March 4, 1921 ~ February 21, 2009
Greece: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at age 87, with his loving, devoted wife at his side. Born, March 4, 1921. Predeceased by his brothers, Henry Elich and Alexander Elich; sisters, Anna Lutz and Marie Cragg. Survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Stella J. Elich; sisters, Margaret Roth and Gladys Dukett; nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews. Harold was an Army Veteran of World War II. He served in Sicily and under General Patton in North Africa. On his return, he worked for RG&E for 35 years, retiring in 1985. Harold and Stella enjoyed square dancing, traveling and cards with friends. He also enjoyed the time he spent on the waters of Long Pond, sailing, boating, ice boating, and loved his home overlooking the pond. Harold’s upbeat personality and good nature were a joy to all he met. He was loved by all. FLAG Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will follow calling at 4:00 PM in the Chapel of the funeral home. His Graveside Service will be held Thursday 10:30 AM at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Please meet at main gate). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4115 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY 14616 in his memory.