March 28, 1926 ~ October 5, 2020

Born in: Syracuse, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY

Kathleen F. Staub



Our dear, dear mom departed “God’s waiting room” on October 5 and is now at peace in Heaven where she joins her loving husband of 66 years, Robert Francis “Bob”,   She is predeceased by her parents, George Paul “Pat” and Frances Elizabeth “Frankie” (Meyer) Flanagan and her sweet “Sissy,” Patricia Ann Henry.

Kathleen is survived by her loving and devoted children David M. (Kathleen Cahill) Staub, James P. (Irene Jewell) Staub, Mary Frances Staub- (Dennis) Carr; grandchildren, Joseph & Dr. Milner Staub; Bridgid M. Staub; Daniel & Erica Staub;Corey and Kayla Jewell; great-grandchildren. Boyce; Charlotte; Asa; Joseph; and baby girl Staub.  She also leaves behind dear sisters-in-law, Louise Staub and Jean Staub and several very special nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  Mom will miss you all very much but know she holds an extra special place in her heart for everyone of you who made her last 94 1/2 year journey a beautiful one. 


Kathleen was a woman of faith and a dedicated volunteer for many organizations but especially for Our Lady of Mercy parish of which she was a devoted parishioner and, with dad, a founding member.  Mom was an excellent homemaker – a terrific cook and a wonderful hostess who always welcomed family and friends to 35 Northgate – entertaining with her special touches.  She enjoyed a good laugh, good music, gardening, hummingbirds, dinners and outings with long-time friends the Gordiniers, Finks and HIlers and the Zinks, Barkers and Kennellys.  She also enjoyed great friendships with Northgate neighbors, family vacations in the 1000 Islands, travelling with dad, Uncle Paul and Aunt Louise and simply being the best wife and mom she could ever be – one who was always there for us.  We are eternally grateful mom!


Our family thanks the “angels” at Wegmans (Ann’s) Cottage 300 for your care and friendship, helping to make mom’s almost two year stay the best possible.  We also send special thanks to Dr. John Robb for your compassionate care and concern for mom right up until her last day. 


In memory of Kathleen, we ask that you please say a rosary, perform an act of kindness, be kind to one another, volunteer or consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.


Her Mass of Christian burial and graveside service are private; though, a celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held in her honor at a later date.  


For more information or to sign Kathleen’s online guestbook, please visit www.MeesonFamily.com

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  1. Your obituary captured the essence of the lovely lady I knew as a cherished neighbor growing up on Northgate. Kind, compassionate, and accepting. She will always be a cherished part of my life.

  2. It was our blessing to know your Mother and Father in their later years.💜 We enjoyed our conversations during our Communion Visitations and admired the strength of their Faith and love of family. Kathy always radiated a quiet beauty that came from deep within.
    Please accept our sincere sympathy in your loss and may the loving arms of Jesus hold you all close to His heart during these difficult days .💕

  3. Dave, Mary Frances and the entire Staub family, I’m very sorry about the passing of your mother, prayers and condolences to your family!✝️

  4. Dave & Kathy and family, I will pray a rosary for your mom. I am sorry to hear of your loss, but I’m sure God will be good to her. As the Irish saying goes “A person who gives so much love to others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~ Michael & Eileen Prince

  5. We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  6. Dave and Kathy-
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family. May your mother Rest In Peace. God bless.
    Mike Giaconia

  7. Hi, my name is Ron Englert. I remember you from my parents Art and Mary. They were friends with your parents. I am so sorry to here of your mothers passing. They are now both with our parents together again. I have often thought about them every time we went to Northgate Plaza. They seemed like such great people. My condolences for your loss. My prayers are with them and your family.

  8. Dave, please accept our most sincere condolences for the loss of your dear mom. May she rest in internal peace. God bless.

  9. David: Your Mom is very proud of you in Heaven, she did a fine job in raising a Monroe County Deputy Sheriff, one of our best an also pleasure to work with over our years together!
    Leon Hill

  10. I loved your parents who were so part of my childhood and teen years! My dad and mom loved being with your parents. Your mom was always so kind and calm and sweet! I loved her hospitable way and welcoming arms. Special prayers and thoughts for all of you. God bless you in celebrating her and in mourning her loss. She and your dad are enjoying one another and God’s amazing presence!
    Elaine Englert SSJ

  11. David and Kathleen and Mary Frances and Dennis and the entire family please accept our condolences on your loss, please know that you all are in my family’s good thoughts and prayers.
    (retired QM) Mike Bialaszewski

  12. We had the pleasure of being next door neighbors with Kathleen and Bob when we lived on Northgate Road! She always had a smile and a kind word. Just a wonderful woman all the way around. She will be missed and never forgotten. My thoughts are with her family.

  13. Dear Dave and Family,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss, it’s not easy, but Faith helps get you through the pain, and know you will all be reunited.

    Thanks for the great times and memories in the old neighborhood, and OLM Parish.

    May God’s Blessings be with you and your family, and Eternal Rest, and Eternal Light for all who proceeded you back to our Real Home, with God.

  14. Mary Frances. Kathy, Dave and Dennis,
    Please accept my sincere condolences in the wake of your Mother’s passing. I am thinking of you all and sending blessings your way. May your fondest memories of your Mom bring you joy.
    With sympathy, Kim Bostley

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