April 7, 1932 ~ April 7, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Gates, NY

Thelma Scheib

Gates: 4/7/1932 – 4/7/2021 While celebrating her 89th birthday with family and friends, Thelma passed away comfortably. First and foremost, Thelma was a dedicated mother. She treasured her children and family and embraced every moment with them. She loved the role of Knock-Knock and feeding her family Sunday dinners and on holidays.

She was a lifelong member of Holy Family Church. She was in the graduating class of 1946 from Holy Family School and Our Lady of Mercy High School in 1950.

Thelma was a woman of great faith, whose life revolved around the church and activities at the church. She had a green thumb, enjoyed gardening and leading family Christmas carols on Christmas Eve.

She spent 20 years at the Hall of Justice finishing her career as Chief Clerk of the Assignment Office of Supreme Court in Monroe County retiring in 1995.

Thelma is predeceased by her husband, Eugene Scheib; brothers, John (Jack) Radel, William Radel; sister, Honeygirl Seniawski.  She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Alan) Redfern; sons, Robert (Nanette), John (Suzanne), James (fiancé, Ellen Van Zandt), Michael (Lauren), Paul (David Emlen), Daniel (Angela); grandchildren, Jason Scheib, Tiffany Ellis, Flynn (Amanda) Scheib, Kacey Scheib, Christopher Scheib, Elizabeth (Ryan) Gotschall, Patrick Scheib, Jack Scheib, Kim (Marc) Hixon, Allison Sands, Stephanie Scheib, Samantha Scheib, Kyrsten Scheib; great-grandchildren, Nory  Peña, Julian Sands, Elijah Ellis, Jonah Ellis and Emma Hixon; sister-in-law, Theresa Radel; dear friends.

Thelma’s visitation will be held Monday, April 19th 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond.  Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 20th 9:30 AM at St. Theodore’s Church 168 Spencerport Road. Livestreaming will be available through  Private interment.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter’s Kitchen ( will be greatly appreciated. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


Visitation: April 19, 2021 4:00 pm - April 19, 2021 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: April 20, 2021 9:30 am

St. Theodore's Church
168 Spencerport Rd.
Spencerport, NY 14559

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Thelma Scheib 's name.

St. Peter's Kitchen

PO Box 11031 Rochester, NY 14611

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  1. John, Suzanne, Flynn, & Kacey,

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time. I’ll be watching the funeral Mass online from here in SC.

  2. Please accept my condolences for the passing of Thelma. Wonder women, captured beautifully in the obituary above.

  3. My thoughts and prayers to the Scheib family on the loss of your Mom. Thelma was such a beautiful and loving woman. Always had a smile on her face. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to her at family events.Rest In Peace Thelma. You will be sadly missed by all who loved you. Joan Michaelson

  4. I only met Grandma Scheib on Christmas Eve two years ago. She was very nice and welcoming to me even though she had never met me before. She will truly be missed by all of her family. Prayers to your family.

  5. To all Scheibs I am so sorry to learn of Thelma’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and we always had such a good time catching up on our family’s news at the Heinsler/Watcher family reunions in the summer. May all the sweet memories and good times help all of you through this difficult time. Thelma was a beautiful person inside and out with such a lovely smile! Sending sincere sympathy. Thinking of you. Thelma will be missed.
    Mary Ellen Heinsler Stanton

  6. I am so sorry to hear that Thelma has passed. I have a lot of great memories of your whole family growing up. We had quite the crew when our families got together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  7. So sorry to hear of Thelma’s passing. I worked with her years ago at the HOJ and she was always the sweetest, kindest person. I ran into her several times over the years and she was always smiling and a pleasure to reconnect with. My thoughts are with all the family, I know she will be missed.

  8. God bless you and your are a wonderful in peace.Thelma you are a wonderful person I’m glad I got to know you.

  9. Sending my sincerest condolences to the entire family. Having gotten to know everyone over the past several years, one thing that was clear to me is how much everyone adored Grandma. She was loved by all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and has a tremendous legacy that will last forever. I have numerous memories with Grandma, from going to dinner at Sweet Chick in Brooklyn, to attending Jack’s graduation in Pittsburgh … even staying at her house in Rochester for a couple nights in 2018. I’m so grateful for the time that I got to share with Grandma Scheib. Love and prayers to all.

  10. Memories of Thelma go back to early Holy Family days. Her bright smile and cheerfulness touched us all. She truly was an Angel on Earth!

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