J. Barry Jesmer

j. barry jesmer
Rochester: Passed away peacefully on Thursday October 8, 2009 at age 78. Predeceased by his loving wife Marie Jesmer. Survived by his children, Jack (Kris) Jasmer Jr., Kathleen (Kenneth) Randall, Marea (J. David) Mahoney; brother, Eugene (Thelma) Jesmer, Jerry (Judy) Jesmer; sister, Doris Stoffel; grandchildren, Eric, Benjamin, Adam, Bryan, Lynn, Siobhan, Ciara, and Liam; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Barry would like to be remembered for his commitment to municipal service, his 25 years of teaching Public Administration at SUNY Brockport, receipt of LeMoyne College’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and his loyal participation in the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Philosophers Club of Rochester, and being a lifelong blood donor. No Prior Calling. His funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday 9:30 AM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave. Internment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LeMoyne College, Right to Life of Rochester, or Aquinas Institute, in his memory. No prior calling. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 9:30 AM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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  1. Barry and I taught together in the Public Administration Program at The College at Brockport.
    He helped me in so many ways to understand the field by sharing from his own rich and wonderful public service experiences to our community.

  2. During the many years we worked together in government I came to know Barry as an associate and friend. In our sorrow we all can take a certain amount of pride in knowing and working with Barry while he was with us.

  3. Jack, I am very sorry for your loss. May peace be in your heart at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Patti

  4. Jack, Kathy & Maria,
    I am so sorry about the passing of your father. He was a kind, thoughtful, BRILLIANT man. The family at 235 Wyndale Rd admired him. As your neighbor for 16 years, it was always obvious to me that Mr. Jesmer loved his children very much. He was truly devoted to you. My sisters and I wish that we were able to pay our respects on Tuesday, but we live too far away to attend on short notice. Our dad will be there. We will be thinking of you and the happy times our families shared on Wyndale Rd. Love, Nancy

  5. Jackie, Kathy, and Maria,
    I sure was sorry to hear about your dad passing away. I have very fond memories of him feeding us Skippy rejects, laughing while watching us play in the pool, and whistling for you guys to come home from playing kick the can! He was a very kind man. May he rest in peace and may you find some comfort in your memories of him.

  6. Our deepest condolences to Jack, Kris, Ben and Adam as you go through this time. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. the d-l’s.

  7. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Barry and Marie were wonderful neighbors. We derived a lot of enjoyment when our families interacted.

    Best wishes,

    Paul and Mary Jean

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