John David Wais

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Greece: Monday, July 19, 2010 at age 48. Survived by his loving companion, Roy Wise; mother, Eva Wais; father, Alan Wais; sister, Diane Hennekey; brother, Paul (Vicky) Wais; nieces, Megan & Carrie Hennekey, Tanya, Jennifer & Stephanie Wais. John loved spending time with family, friends and his pets. John was employed by Paychex and was very active in local theatre. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Friends may call Friday 4-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday 10:00 AM in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment private.

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  1. A light has gone out in the world. You shone so brightly, brought such happiness and laughter to everyone. I know you’re starting a garden somewhere and finding something to organize! As long as we speak your name, you will never truly be gone. We love you always. Say hi to Piggy, Shem and Ishtar for me!


  2. Dear Roy and Family;
    Our deepest condolences on your loss. It is a hard time and I wish I could be there for visitations and the service. Unfortunately we have obligations we can not get out of and work. Our thoughts are with you during this time. Roy if you need anything please feel free to contact me.
    Rob Sharman and Don Drachenberg

  3. Dearest Roy,

    My son Jonathan has been blessed by having both you and John in his life. John will live on because he left the people that loved him so many beautiful memories. Please know that you are in
    my daily thoughts and prayers. With love and heartfelt sympathy at this very difficult time.

    Betty Mate

  4. Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.

    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glint on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.

    When you wake in the morning hush,
    I am the swift, uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there, I did not die!

    And so it goes…he is with you now and then you will both be together. It’s what keeps us going and moving forward. I love you both, db

  5. I like to remember these your words :

    The Winter

    Time has come
    for time has gone
    But in its mere passage
    so too do we pass.
    From season to season
    and back again.
    Much has gone by,
    but still so little.
    The lessons learned
    mere practice
    For those to come
    or those already gone.

    But Winter must be
    Life must rest
    for Eternity is far
    patience needs time.

    Time for reflection
    and preparation.
    Change, if needed
    or perhaps Conviction.

    Beyond that time lies Spring.
    Birth after Death.

    Let go the dying
    Seek the Birth.

    ciao for now , John

  6. I want to express my sincerest sympathies to all who knew and loved ‘uncle John’ as I knew him. May he be in peace and may there be healing in the hearts of all who knew and loved John.
    To all his family, you are all amazing, loving, and kind and John was blessed to have been a part of such a loving and nurturing family. His time on earth was indeed blessed with you in it.


    Mia and Julian Guzman Keim

  7. I was truly blessed to have met John. He was the very first person I met at Paychex and was so warm and so eager to help me. We became instant friends and he was the reason I became a Webex Trainer at Paychex. John always had a way to cheer me up and I will always remember his ‘Coris quote of the day’ moments….John was Johnny to me and will always be in my heart…His love for life, others, nature and animals have touched the lives of so many…rest in peace Johnny.. I love you…

  8. John was a treasure to get to know at Isaiah House. We are missing him alot right now. I hope you are all doing well.

  9. John was an awesome person. I’m sad that he’s no longer with us, but glad that he’s no longer in pain. Roy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. John you know, there was Wyoming. Burns Brothers. That moving truck, me and you. That is something that will never be duplicated. Rest, my friend, in peace.

    Go on, pass through as your life is emptied.
    Forget me not, to a glance of everlasting joy and hope.
    Close the book, ring the bell, and quench all the candles.
    For you must journey on for your caring.
    A lone tear, we all must cry.
    A lone laugh, we all must smile.
    I gave your heart, I gave your soul,
    Will it be a life of roses,
    Or simply thorns?

    For everlasting peace and joy,
    Go on, pass through as your life is emptied.
    And we will never live another memory of you and me.

    The emptiness has filled a room,
    Where no one was,
    Except in the beginning.

    As our lives are, we are never more.
    Go, on, pass through, as your life is empty,
    But I am blessed because I knew you in my heart.

    As our lives are, we are never more.
    Go, on, pass through, as your life is empty,
    But I am blessed because I knew you in my heart.

    /Charles Kennedy, Austin, TX

  11. John you will truly be missed. You were so talented in everything you did. I will always remember all the ACE shows, your wonderful voice, your smile, your laugh and your love of life. May God hold you close and give you peace. You will never be forgotten. Roy, let me know if there is anything you need. Love, Vicki Stocking.

  12. Rest in peace John. Such a full life cut short way too early. I will cherish the many memories you have left me with in our 44 years together. You have left us behind for now but I’m sure God called you for his angel choir. Sing beautifully and say hi to our friends who have gone before us.
    My thought and prayers are with Roy and the Wais family.
    Sue Ward Malloy

  13. Roy and all of John’s family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John was a very special guy and I will always remember him for having such a great sense of humor and a very different outlook on life I will always try and aspire too. His life touched so many. We can only try to learn from him, and be like him. Rest in Peace John.

  14. Roy and family-

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. I will remember John as the first person I sat with at Paychex who told me exactly what I needed to here about the job. He was a wonderful friend and an amazing trainer. He was always willing to help, listen, and talk (especially about the animals). I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and get to know John.

  15. Roy, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find it comforting to be with family at this time. I’m thinking of you.

  16. Roy, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. John always had a smile for everyone he met and never hesitated to help whatever the problem! I will miss him.

  17. Roy, There are not enough words to express the sadness we are feeliing at this time. John was a wonderful person and brought much love and happiness into everyones life but not as much as the two of you have shared.

  18. We share in your sorrow and we keep you in our hearts. We wish we could be there with you to help you with our support but we just can’t make it. Please know you are in our thoughts and in our prayers. And we love you very very much.

  19. While I will be unable to attend the services, I will spend that time remembering John and what a truly special person he was. To Roy and John’s family…I am so very sorry for your loss.

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