Ethel J. Furstenberg



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Ethel Macaluso Furstenberg

Rochester, New York passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at age 87

She is predeceased by her college sweetheart, Carl; her parents, Julia and Joseph Macaluso.

Ethel was retired from the East Irondequoit Central School District with most of her years spent as the Durand Eastman School Principal.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends as well as crafting, especially sewing.

Ethel is survived by her daughter, Julie (Steve); grandchildren, Steven (Laura) and Michael (Jessica);  2 great grandchildren; brother Charles, many relatives and friends.

Friends may call Tuesday (June 28th) 4-7 PM at VAY-SCHLEICH and MEESON, 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday (June 29th) 9:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Greece.  Interment, White Haven Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rochester Regional Hospice Donations, 330 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607 or the Episcopal Church Home Foundation, 505 Mt. Hope Avenue Rochester NY 14620 in her memory. 


  1. Linda Ryan on June 25, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Rest In Peace, Ethel. My prayers go out to the family for your loss. Ethel was a kind person and a helpful guide to me, at DE. May God give you all peace, as you share memories of her. Linda Ryan

  2. Steve Fede on June 26, 2022 at 6:07 am

    So sorry Julie. Seeing you and your mom was always a good time. She is at peace now and will always be with you. Wish I could be there for the service. Love you all, Steve Fede

  3. Kathleen McLean on June 26, 2022 at 10:58 am

    I loved working with and for Ethel at DE. She was always very supportive of me and had a great sense of humor. She will be missed. Kathy McLean

  4. Joe & Arlene Fede on June 28, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    We regret that we are out west & unable to be there to celebrate the life of our dear Ethyl. Our hearts and prayers are with the family at this time of great loss. She is greatly missed.

  5. Anne Matolka on June 29, 2022 at 8:20 am

    My fondest memories are of our years together growing up on Brayton Road. My funniest memory is when Mrs. Furstenburg scolded me for standing on the couch while trying to get away from Snowball. So many memories of all the fun, but simple things we did. And your parents were my second parents. I am sad for your loss, and may reflecting on the memories bring much joy and peace to your heart.

  6. Harriet Bliss on July 2, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    We are slowly losing the group of excellent, dedicated teachers from that era. Ethel was a great teacher and a good friend and that cadre of teachers cannot be replaced. My condolences to her family and friends. Harriet & Ken(deceased) Bliss

  7. Erin Stagnitto on July 6, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Your mom will never be forgotten. She surely was special! ❤️

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