Arthur C. Lester



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Lester, Arthur C. Greece: Friday, July 24, 2009. Predeceased by his grandson, Michael Sheets. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Lou (Vay) Lester; sons, David Lester, James Lester, Timothy Lester; daughters, Nancy (Zachery) Brice, Patricia (Michael) Grady; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandsons; many nieces and nephews; many dear friends. Arthur was an Army Veteran and a lifelong member and current commander of the Keith Miller Post # 6595 VFW. He was a retiree of the Rochester City Fire Department after 32 years. Friends may call Sunday 4-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice in his memory.


  1. Ron Graner on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Art was always a fun guy to work with at RFD. A real family man who will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Art

  2. Molly and Dave VerSchage on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dave and I will always remember seeing Mr. Lester’s smiling face in church! And selling us the ‘Packer’ car! Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.

  3. Sam Farah on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I will miss Art at rehab and talking about our ‘great golf game’. May you rest in peace.

  4. Robert King on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    It was a honor and priviledge to have known Art during his last years with the RFD, a true gentleman he was…to the family our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Tom & Connie Murphy on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary Lou & family, We have enjoyed seeing you and Art on Sundays during the summer – at St. Mike’s Church in Penn Yan. Art and Tom always reminisced about fire service. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tom & Connie Murphy

  6. Christina Mullen on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mr. Lester was a truely kind and loving man. Always speaking of his family and how he loved so much to spend time with the grandchilren. With always a kind word to say and a wonderful smile on his face. I will miss him. My prayers are with you all.

  7. the kisling family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Nancy… our deepest condolences to you and your family at this very sad time… you all are in our thoughts and prayers.. I am so glad I was able to spend the day with your mom and dad in Switzerland.. love to all… sue and wally.

  8. Dick Sousa on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Lester family…My sincere and deepest condolences…My thoughts are with all of you…

  9. Bridget Sweeney Rath on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Trish and Family, My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please remember that I am here for you. All my love, Bridget

  10. Joseph Bahamonde and family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Trish and family, Our deepest condolences in this sad time. Your dad was a great guy. Our prayers are with you all.

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