Selma A.
Rochester: Peacefully in her sleep, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at age 91. Predeceased by her husband, Lawrence H. Schmerbeck; brother, Donald Vay; sister, Geraldine Richter and brothers-in-law, Robert LaVigne, Robert Hammill, Richard Richter, Arthur Lester and John Ryan; son-in-law, Gary Welch. Survived by her children, Mary Leah Welch, Laurie (David) Insalaco, Joyce Delgatti, William (Erin) Schmerbeck; grandchildren, Nicole Welch (William Maurer), Shannon Welch, Matthew Welch, David (Erika) Insalaco, Kimberly (Christopher) Legg, Scott (Joelle) Delgatti, Tiana Cook; Anthony Rowe, M.D.; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene (Bud) Nealon, Eunice LaVigne, Bernice Hammill, Mary Louise Lester, Marguerite Ryan, Sister Concepta Vay, S.S.J.; sister-in-law, Margaret (Peggy) Vay; many nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friends and loving relatives. No prior calling. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday (May 24th) 9:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sister's of Saint Joseph or Stepping Stone's Learning Center in her memory.

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  1. Dear Laurie and family –
    So sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time God bless you.


  2. Dear Schmerbeck Family,
    Some of my greatest memories are spending time at your house back in the 60’s. Your mom and dad always made me feel like part of the family and I will forever be grateful. You are all lucky to have had her in your life for so many years. May your mom’s memories and love last a llifetime. God bless!
    Randy Garrett

  3. Joyce and Bill,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. It has been awhile since we have seen each other, hope all is going well.

    God Bless


  4. Laurie and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the loss of your mother. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of your Mom.

  5. Mary Leah … I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It’s never easy, but take comfort she’s at peace. I still think of you and our times at Wiser Shaw (now Harter Secrest) many years ago and wish you the best. I hope we can touch base again some day. — Elaine

  6. Scotty & Joelle, Joyce, Bill and all of your families,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Grandma and Mom. I know she was a very special person in your lives just as all of you are to us. Reflect on all of the wonderful memories you had with her to help you through this time. God Bless.

  7. Thank you Selma for making us a part of your family. Thank you for the smiles and laughter. You will be truly
    missed but never forgotten. To her love ones that she has left behind, may God comfort you and give you his strength until you meet again.

  8. To the Schmerbeck Family.

    I met Selma in 1935 as a freshman at Nazereth. She has always been a friend.
    We shared the same homeroom for four

    The past few years have been a struggle
    for her, but I still have to face those years.

    My sympathy to all. Clara Koerner She was one great lady.

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