Phyllis M.
Greece: March 13, 2009 at age 85. Predeceased by her husband, Wayne M. Gatewood, Sr. & son, Brian Gatewood. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (George) Jopek, Wayne M. (Donna) Gatewood, Jr., Trevor Gatewood, Gillian Gatewood (Jim Knight) & Susan (Larry) Willman; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Thomas of Great Britian; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Phyllis was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed. No prior calling. Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, 11 A.M. in the Chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pluta Cancer Center, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 in her memory.

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  1. Dearest Phyllis :

    It was great knowing you as a child
    as you were like a real mother to me
    when I came over to play , you always
    had a smile on your face and plenty of
    cookies and milk for we kids .

    You taught us many things about people and living in this world and surely we should have listened closer to your words of wisdom .

    We will miss you eternally ,
    love always ,

    Dave Terruli

  2. I am very sad at the loss of Phyllis. She was the most kind and loving person I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I am very sorry for your loss but I know she is looking down on us right now and smiling and wanting us to smile for the time we had with her. I loved her dearly and she loved me and my kids very much which I will never forget.

  3. Mom. It’s been less than a month since your Spirit soared and you moved on to the eternal presence of the Master Builder. You are missed Mom. I have an urge to call you everday….but then I remember……………….
    You were the best Mother anyone could ask for. Loving, giving, kind, selfless, gentle, joyful, caring. I love you Mom

    Your ever-grateful Son – Wayne ‘Junior’

  4. My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I often reminisce of her kindness, statliness, and daily gratitude.
    She was an inspiration to me.
    Fondly,
    Phil Damico (Previous Manager of Dohr Apartments.)

  5. We are sorry for your loss due to your Mom’s passing. She was, and still is a real sweetheart. I understand that if your loved one has gone to be with Jesus, and if you have Jesus in your heart, they are not very far away, are they? Just know that you and your family are in our prayers, and if we can help you through this time in any way, just let us know. Love, Michael & Judy

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