Bertha M. Claus



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Rochester: Thursday, November 5, 2009 at age 97. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Claus; step daughters, Marie Roth & Edith McElligott; siblings, Joseph, George, Frank & Theodore Schlaffer, Helen Armstrong and Marion Vent. She is survived by her children, children, Joanne (John) Fleig, Bill (Marie) Claus & Cathy Sippel; step children, Carl (Kay) Claus, Raymond (Joanne) Claus & Bernice Apeldoorn; many grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews. Friends may call MONDAY 3-7 PM at theVay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on TUESDAY, 10 AM in Holy Name of Jesus Church (St. Martin’s Way). Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Home Foundation.


  1. Chris Scribani on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Claus Family, I want to extend my sympathy at the passing of Bertha. May God comfort you all at this time in the very hope of eternal life that is now her’s through our blessed Lord Jesus. My thought’s and prayers are with you all. Chris

  2. Ann Kimball on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am a long time friend of Dr. Carl and Kay Claus…I grew with their family and their kids are my good friends. I want to send my condolences to the family…they are special people to me. I did not know Bertha Claus, but I am sure that she was a wonderful woman and lived a very long life. Having just lost my own mother 4 months ago I know that losing someone you love is a very difficult things to face. The Claus’s were very supportive during my mom’s funeral, and my love to them. Sympathy’s to the family. Sincerely, Ann Kimball

  3. Charles J. Claus on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My Dear Family, I am home with the flu and am terribly sorry that I cannot be with you all at this time. My eldest son Zachary will stand in my place as pallbearer. Love to you all, Chuck Claus

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