Donald R. Semrau



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Rochester: Friday, December 21, 2007. Predeceased by his wife, Catherine. Survived by his children, Ann Terry, Joan (Dick Schieck); Richard (Marychristine), Daniel; brother, Terrence (Marilyn) Semrau; sister-in-laws, Gay Semrau, June Fahrer; 8 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Donald was a Veteran of World War II. No prior calling. His Memorial Service will be held Friday (Dec 28th) 11:00 AM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. The family will receive friends following the Service at 29 San Gabriel Drive from 12:00-2:00 PM. Contributions may be made to the Lifetime Care Hospice, 3111 Winton Road S., Rochester, NY 14623 in his memory.


  1. Todd Fisher on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    As a friend of his son Rick, I remember Mr. Semrau was always nice enough to lend me his truck when I needed it a few times–and Rick drove it of course. Don showed me around his tool and die job one time–the one near the old Ragu factory in Rochester. (His garage was another tool showcase.) Of course Rick was very proud of his Dad’s service in WWII, from Normandy on D-Day plus 4, to the Battle of the Bulge, and finishing the war in Checkoslovakia, Don had walked halfway across Europe carrying a rifle for Uncle Sam. Rick told me all the stories, and I’m sure Don’s experiences inspired Rick and his brother Danny to enter the Army themselves. I’m glad Mr. Semrau is at peace now, as it was a hard year as you all know. Rest in Peace, Mr. Semrau

  2. David Coccia on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dan, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  3. Adam Vilinsky on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Danny my deepest sympathy go out to you and your family in this time of loss.You will be in our hearts and prayers-MEM

  4. Shirley (Mrs. James) Semrau on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My deep sympathy on the loss of your brother

  5. Michael and Shirley (Semrau) Ginevra on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our condolences from Jim Semrau’s youngest daughter

  6. Charles and Lorreen (Semrau) Jones on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother from Jim Semrau’s oldest daughter and her family

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