Zella M. Scheg

zella m. scheg
Greece: Friday, September 18, 2009 at age 55. Predeceased by her father, Walter Eddy; her nephews, Christian and Bryce Cutter. Survived by her beloved husband, Michael E. Scheg; her loving sons, Terence (Valerie) and Philip Scheg; her mother, Mary Eddy; her sister, Anne Cutter; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Laura Ann Scheg, Marie and Thomas Scholes, Norman and Heidi Scheg; her nieces and nephews, Ian, Courtney, Vanessa, Evan, D.J., Patrick, Jared, and Brandon and their father David Cutter; her cousin, Linda Medland. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Fuenral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road (north of Maiden Lane). Her Funeral Service will be celebrated Monday morning at 11 o'clock at Messiah Lutheran Church (Mt.Read Blvd at English Road). Interment, White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make contributions to Erna's Hope, c/o Ed Orlando, 173 Northwood Drive, Rochester, NY 14612 in her memory.

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  1. Although it has been many years and many miles since I danced with Cloverleaf Squares and Swinging Singles, I will always remember with fondness and love the way Zella welcomed me into the club. I amd most deeply saddened and wish you and your family well.

  2. Always a smile on her face and her needlepoint in her hand. I remember her project, The Last Supper…. She’ll be in my prayers for a long time.
    My heart felt sympathy to Mike and the boys.

  3. Dear Michael and Family, Words can not express how sorry we are for your loss. Zella touched the lives of everyone she knew. She was such a strong woman and was loved by so many. Wife, mother, friend, and that was just the beginning of who she was. She always put a smile on the faces of those who knew her. She will be missed by so many for so long. Michael, she did not fight alone. She had you, which helped make her the beautiful person she was. God Bless you and your family through this hard time.

  4. Dear Michael,Terence and Philip:

    I am so sorry to hear of Zella’s passing. She was a very special person-always warm and loving. She always made me feel so at home whenever I had the opportunity to visit you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear Michael,Terence, Philip

    Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I wanted you all to know that Zella was loved by so many. She was always a smiling face, a true happy soul. I know that this was because of you all. I am sorry I was unable to be there to tell you all this in person.

  6. Dear Mike & Family, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this difficult time. Zella will be missed by many. She was a wonderful lady, who was always smiling, and made others smile with her. We will miss you Zella, but will always keep you in our hearts and thoughts.

  7. Dear Mike,Terence and Philip,
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this very difficult time.
    Zella(my ‘Birthday Twin!’) will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her..she touched so many lives with her abundant faith and wonderful sense of humor and was a true inspiration to all of us.
    She will always have a special place in my heart as will all of you. God has carried you through this journey and will continue to guide you through the days ahead. The love that Zella had for all of you will be a constant source of strength and comfort for you…I know you will feel this every single day.
    This comes with love,

  8. Dearest Mike and Family,
    We were so saddened to learn of Zella’s passing away. It seems like just yesterday we were talking about square dancing, the birth of your boys and when you bought your first house.
    You are in the hearts and prayers of so many of us that worked in surgical services. We knew you two were just made for each other.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Zellas passing you have my deepest sympathy, ‘Z’ was a wonderful nurse , I have so many happy memories of our time together at Genesee. She often spoke of her family and how much she loved all of you. she touch so many people with her kindness and compassion, god bless you
    always, kelley verschneider

  10. I only met Zella a few times in the sewing room at Jackie Lynn’s but I remember how friendly she was. I found it so endearing that her husband was right by her side. I will miss her smiling face.

  11. I was the truly blessed one to have Zella as my friend!! Her love, smile, and hugs will always be with me. The day she died, I could feel her pushing the gray clouds away to allow the sun to shine through. Mike, Terence,Philip, Mary, and Anne, I am here if you should need anything. All my love and prayers, Judy.

  12. I will miss your smile and how you welcomed me into your life. May you now find peace in heaven and please keep looking after all of us. When I see the sunshine I will remember your bright smile and your great hugs.

    Love you always

  13. I will remember you always. We go back a long way. Our days at Genesee were always filled with friendship, love, laughter and sometimes tears. In my heart I will always remember ‘kitchen witch’ talks where we vented all of our frustrations of the day and everyone supported each other. So many great memories will always keep you alive and in my heart. My thoughts and prayers to husband Michael and children Terence and Phillip. I know Zella loved you all very much.

  14. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to make it back to NY before Zella passed. We miss her deeply and their is a piece of all of us missing now. But their is also so much we will share forever she will always a BIG part of who we are. She was one of the bright spots in our family, she always seemed cheerful, even when things weren’t going so well. I will miss her warm smile and upbeat personality. The two of you were truelly meat to be together. We have lost a great soul but she has left a part of that soul in each and everyone of us. Zella…..you were the BEST Sister-in-law I could have asked for and you made a big impact on my life. We all love you Mike, Terrance and Philip.

  15. Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay… Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey’s quicker, For some the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the lord Author unknown

  16. Mary, I was so sorry to hear about your daughters passing. I know that she had to be a wonderful person, because you are too. Please accept my deepest condolences, support and love.

    Mary/MVP, Wellness center

  17. Michael and family,
    I remember Zella, a woman who never wavered from her beliefs. She was a colleague at Genesee in the OR who you could count on for a friendly word of encouragement, a hand during a busy day and a kind ear as a friend. Zella brought knowledge to the job and helped so many people.
    Her struggle is over, her reward is at hand.
    Deepest condolences from an old friend.
    Elaine Lennox

  18. Michael, Terrance, & Philip:

    I was so very sorry to hear of Zella’s passing. We worked together many years ago at Genessee Hospital- when I was just starting my career as a Surgical Technologist. Zella helped mentor me in many services and I will always be grateful for her patience with me- I wasn’t always an easy student! And I’m pretty sure she was my circulating nurse on at least one occasion when I was a patient at Genessee as well. Imagine my relief at seeing a friendly and competent face upon having to go to the OR unexpectedly! Zella talked all the time about her ‘Boys’… She adored you so much and loved particiapting in all the cool BoyScout activities! She was always a willing & compassionate listener, a wonderful nurse and HAPPY!! I don’t think I ever worked once with her when she didn’t smile- even if things wern’t going so well.. I clearly remember her saying after one particually trying and difficult case- ‘Well.. That was about as fun as the day the pigs ate my brother…’
    She was so funny and such fun to be around- I haven’t seen her in many years (I have moved from the area) so in my memories of her she is healthy and happy. It hurts me to know she was robbed of so many more wonderful years with you all- but I am comforted in knowing how richly she lived her life, how greatly she loved, and how much laughter always surrounded her. The world has lost an excellent nurse and I a wonderful co-worker as well as friend, mother & wife to you-
    I wish you great Peace and hope the words and outpouring from all those that Zella touched bring you comfort.
    She was very special and will be missed..

    Deborah Obrien (Mort)
    St. Louis, MO

  19. Michael, Terrence and Phillip- I was very surprised to see Zella’s name in the paper. We ( at Dr. Barletta’s Office) have been wondering when she might stop in again. We have had the care packages waiting for her. Zella really touched all our hearts and we are deeply saddened to see her go. I wish simple words would make you feel better- but they cannot. Just know I am thinking of all of you. God calls up all the good people too early and I will miss Zella’s smiling face and always postive attitude.

  20. Michael, thinking of you and the boys and we shall always remember our bus trip in 1992 to Plymouth Rock for Thanksgiving, and what a joy to meet all of you and watch Zella sewing on the bus. Our thoughts are with you always.

  21. Michael,
    I worked with Zella at Genesee and remember her smiling face and wonderful laugh! One of my fondest memories of Zella was on your wedding day. She was so beautiful and so happy. It always seemed to me that she transformed from a shy, awkward young girl into a confidant, young woman from the minute she met you. You brought out the very best in each other and it was obvious to everyone how very much in love you were. Zella was an amazing woman and she will be remembered fondly always. My very deepest sympathies to you and your family for your deep loss. Lynn

  22. Mike, Terence and Philip, My deepest sympathy goes to you all about the lost of your wife and mother. Please accept my apologize for not attending the wake or service but I just found out about this minutes ago. Zella was a wonderful person and had such a gift for people. You are all lucky to have her the number of years that you did. It is a nice testament to her to have such a wonderful family. Zela was always fun to work with at Church with all of the different things she was involved with. This world has lost a great person but her legacy is the three of you.
    Best wishes
    Dale Pena

  23. Mike, Terence and Philip,
    Zella was truly a beautiful and giving person. You both worked very hard for Erna’s Hope even though she was so sick herself. Zella became our poster person after our wonderful Erna left us. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    We love you all.

    Susan & Ed

  24. Mike,
    Zella and you were like parents to me. You did more for me and my family than you’ll ever realize. You both made me feel at home when I felt like I had nowhere to turn to. Our hearts are all broken and will mend over time. I’m sure that Z will aid in the mending, after all, that’s what she was best at, mending many things– in the OR, at home and most of all, the people she cared for and loved. Now it’s time for us to take care of you, please don’t hesitate to ask if you ever need anything. We love you and are praying for you and your family. I have complete faith that Zella is at peace and will always be there to comfort all of us in some way. Love you guys!!

  25. Mr. Scheg, Terence, and Phil,
    It absolutly broke my heart when my mom called me to tell me about your loss. Zella was a wonderful person and was always there whenever anyone had to tell exciting news or just to talk to. I will never forget the times we have spent at your house for pasta dinners with the Youth group. She will always be there to support us all. My prayers and love to all of you at this time.

  26. My dearest Zella, I am a better person for have knowing you. From the day we met you welcomed me with such a smile and my days were that much brighter if I got the chance to see you in the OR. Bob feels fondly about you as well. Mike, Terance, Philip, and Zella’s closest, may you find peace. Your faith and her love will bring you through this. You will be in our prayers. She will always be missed.

  27. So sorry to hear of Zella’s passing. I worked with her at Genesee Hospital for 20 years. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Rest in peace Zella.

    Cheryl and Manuel Gonzalez

  28. There will never be another sweet spirit like Zella. She always made you feel like you were here best friend. She always had a smile for you, no matter how bad she was feeling. She touched my life in so many ways, and I will miss her terribly, especailly when I am quilting, as she started me doing the craft. My love goes out to Mike, her soul mate, and her sons….

  29. To Mike and family,

    Though it has been many years since we last saw each other, I am reminded of the great days of square dancing with Cloverleafs and Swinging Singles. Zella was such fun and always had a big smile on her face. You felt good being around her. As a matter of fact, just the other day I was looking through some old papers and found the souvenir napkin from your wedding!

    May the memories comfort you.

    Judy-Ann West

  30. Words can not express my heart fealt sympathy. Zella is the woman we all strive to be. She will be missed everday. Mike….you were the best husband and soul mate. I can only pray my marriage will reflect a fraction of what yours was. You have both touched our lives. Zella made me feel at home from day one on the operating room. A mother, a friend…..the love of a lifetime.

  31. Zella and I went to school together and then lost touch. I later reconnected with her when we both worked at The Genesee Hospital. I only recently learned of her illness and passing through my daughter, a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. I know everyone misses her and her indomitable spirit.

    Her family is in our prayers.

  32. Zella was truly an angel here on earth, sent to make others joyful. Although I have been away from Zella for many years her friendship has remained with me throughout the distance. She was a true inspiration to me as both a mother, wife, nurse and friend. Her love for her family was always evident in her everyday activities. I remember when she was involved with her boys in scouting, no activity was off limits if it involved her boys! Zella’s love for nursing and her amazing ability to comfort patients at their most vulnerable moments touched countless lives. Her infectious smile was irresistable, and her spirit will be missed.
    Michael, Terence, and Philip, I am so saddend for your loss. I am not very eloquent but just know that the world has truly lost someone special, and I am keeping you in my prayers.

  33. zztop thats what i used to call you. we go back a long way. when you were a student nurse and was my daughters nurse when she was 4 having her tonsils out. she is now 39. shure do have lots of memories love you shirley

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