February 15, 1931 ~ February 1, 2020
Born in: Rochester, New York
Resided in: Greece, New York
Greece: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at age 88. He is predeceased by his parents, Manuel and Isabel; step-father, Joseph Pontes. Survived by his brothers, Harry (Ethel) Freitas, Lionel (Dotty) Pontes; sister, Alice Gerard; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and very good friends.
John is a Korean War Veteran who enjoyed sailing, gardening and being a church and band vocalist for many years. He is a retiree of General Railway Signal Co after 40 years and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
John’s visitation will be held Wednesday, February 5th 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd. His Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 6th 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Church 4492 Lake Ave. Rochester, NY 14612. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church or Lollypop Farm in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in John F. Freitas 's name.