o. davidrist jr.
Rochester: Unexpectedly, February 13, 2011 at age 41. David is predeceased by his grandparents. He is survived by his parents, David and Pat Rist, Sr.; children, Tyler and Isabella; brother, Scott Rist; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friends. David was a Deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for over 16 years. Friends may call Friday, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Deputy Sheriff Association, 167 Flanders Street, Rochester, NY 14619 in his memory.

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  1. Dave and Pat – I am so sorry to hear about your loss and will always remember the good times. Ours prayers are with you. Tim Voight

  2. Dave and Pat, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember Dave fondly. Tyler and Bella will always need their ‘nanna’ and ‘pappa’. I know you will always be there for them.

  3. Dave and Pat,
    Sam and I are so sorry for your lose. Dave was like our third son and we loved him dearly. We are in Florida and can’t come to the calling but know that we will be with you all in spirit and have prayed for him since we heard the news.
    We will miss him and pray that you two will be able to go on without him. Be strong for Tyler and Isabella.
    We love you, Sam and Rose Mary

  4. Dave and Pat,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of David especially at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Dave was a friend from High School and College. I am so very sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. David & Pat – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. CP will be with you every step of the way – to support you through this most difficult time.

  7. David and Pat,
    Our son and daughter-in-law, David and Vicki Rogers, were friends with Dave since high school. Our hearts go out to you, all of Dave’s family and all of his friends. He will be so missed!
    Kathleen and Bill Rogers

  8. I had the honor to work with David at the Sheriffs Department. He was a wonderful, kind and caring friend, one that always had our backs. To you my friend I say ‘Thank You’ and may you Rest in Peace. To the Rist Family my heartfelt condolences, May you find comfort and peace in our Lord.

  9. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

  10. I was so so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I know how important your family and your sons in particular are to you and your husband. I send my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. A loss this great is more than difficult and enduring. I wish you peace and the comforting knowledge your beliefs can bring you through this grieving process. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  11. I worked with dave when he first started at MCJ. I would like to offer my Condolences and Prayers to the entire Rist family during this difficult time.May he rest in peace.

  12. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of David, we worked together for several years at the Sheriffs Department. He will never be forgotten by us at the MCSD.
    My Condolences, Thoughts and Prayers are with the Rist Family.

  13. In life, many people cross your path, but few who have an effect; with his smile and his sense of humor, he could make your day. At this time, I offer my condolences to his family. God his reasons for all things. May the comfort of the Lord be with you at this time

  14. Mom, Dad and Scott…I am sending many prayers and hugs to you. I will miss Davie and hope that with each passing day you find comfort and always cherish the memories that you have. Your in my thoughts. Love you!

  15. My thoughts are with all of you through this difficult time. This is hard to grasp and as the time is coming closer for him to be layed to rest it is getting harder. I hope everyone is able to find comfort today and for the difficult times ahead. Although I will not be there today I am thinking of you. RIP Dave & remember with smiles~’Get to Me’

  16. Pat and Dave, I am very saddened tby the4 passing of David. I know he was a good man, raised by good parents. When we get to Heaven, he will be waiting to show us around. God bless you Cousin Rick

  17. Pat and David, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you and the family. Take comfort that you have Tyler and Bella to hold on to. Let me know if I can do anything. With love and hugs to you.

  18. Pat and David,

    Please know that I was so sorry to learn of about Davy’s death.

    While no words of mine can ease your loss, I just wanted you to know that I am grieving with you and thinking about you constantly.

    With heartfelt sympathy and love,

    Blony

  19. Pat and David,
    I am so very sorry for your loss, but by no means should any of us ever forget that God is in charge of everything. After the loss of my mother it took me some time to realize and understand what I already knew. My condolences go out to Tyler and Isabella. Please show them as much love as possible in that I know it is hard for them as well and if there is anything at all I can do please do not heasitate to call on me. Pat, you and the entire family are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Love to you all,
    Marilyn Perry

  20. Pat, we aer very sorry for your loss. What a courageous and giving son David was – spending his life protection others. You and your family are in our prayers.

  21. Scott and family – may your wonderful memories of Dave help you through this difficult time. I know I have some pretty awesome ones. I have heard so much about you all that I feel like I know you, he spoke of you all so often. Dave was a very special person.

  22. Scott, I shed tears of sorrow when Allison told me of your tragic loss. My heart goes out to you and your parents, as well as the other family members, especially to those precious children who lost a father. May the Lord be with you all, heal your pain, and be with you and comfort you in the coming days.

  23. The Final Inspection’

    The policeman stood and faced his God,
    Which must always come to pass.
    He hoped his shoes were shining.
    Just as brightly as his brass.

    ‘Step forward now, policeman.
    How shall I deal with you?
    Have you always turned the other cheek?
    To My church have you been true?’

    The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
    ‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,
    Because those of us who carry badges
    can’t always be a saint.

    I’ve had to work most Sundays,
    and at times my talk was rough,
    and sometimes I’ve been violent,
    Because the streets are awfully tough.

    But I never took a penny,
    That wasn’t mine to keep….
    Though I worked a lot of overtime
    When the bills got just too steep.

    And I never passed a cry for help,
    Though at times I shook with fear.
    And sometimes, God forgive me,
    I’ve wept unmanly tears.

    I know I don’t deserve a place
    Among the people here.
    They never wanted me around
    Except to calm their fear.

    If you’ve a place for me here,
    Lord, It needn’t be so grand.
    I never expected or had too much,
    But if you don’t…..I’ll understand.

    There was silence all around the throne
    Where the saints had often trod.
    As the policeman waited quietly,
    For the judgment of his God.

    ‘Step forward now, policeman,
    You’ve borne your burdens well.
    Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets,
    You’ve done your time in hell.’

    Author Unknown
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  24. The Lord bless him and keep him, the Lord make his face to shine upon him and be gracious unto him,
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon him and give him peace,
    AMEN

    Grandma S

  25. To my brother in blue, you will be truly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers!Rest in Peace!

  26. To my dearest nephew Davey…I wish heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again…..I thought of you today, that’s nothing new. I think of you in silence and often speak your name. I’ll think of you lovingly in all the days to come. All I have now is memories and your picture in a frame. My heart is aching. I love you buddy…..Aunt Linda

  27. To The Rist Family – God chose such a special person to become one of His angels and although his being gone from us on earth leaves us with sadness he is in a peaceful place. You will be in my prayers for the days, weeks and years to come. To you, Dave – Thank you for all of the wonderful memories from high school, jr. prom, and just hanging out, until the last message you sent just a few weeks ago, you always made my days brighter. So, until we dance again in Heaven, your love and memories I will hold in my heart and not a day will go by that you will not be thought of – love you!

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