Harold W. Elich



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Greece: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at age 87, with his loving, devoted wife at his side. Born, March 4, 1921. Predeceased by his brothers, Henry Elich and Alexander Elich; sisters, Anna Lutz and Marie Cragg. Survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Stella J. Elich; sisters, Margaret Roth and Gladys Dukett; nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews. Harold was an Army Veteran of World War II. He served in Sicily and under General Patton in North Africa. On his return, he worked for RG&E for 35 years, retiring in 1985. Harold and Stella enjoyed square dancing, traveling and cards with friends. He also enjoyed the time he spent on the waters of Long Pond, sailing, boating, ice boating, and loved his home overlooking the pond. Harold’s upbeat personality and good nature were a joy to all he met. He was loved by all. FLAG Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will follow calling at 4:00 PM in the Chapel of the funeral home. His Graveside Service will be held Thursday 10:30 AM at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Please meet at main gate). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4115 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY 14616 in his memory.


  1. Jim Schubert on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To everyone. Harold & I worked together for a long & wounderful time. He was a great guy & I enjoyed every day. I am sure that he will be loved & missed. My best to the family and all that were close to Harold. In loving memory Jim Schubert

  2. Mark Kristobak on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We knew Harold & Stella to be wonderful friends and neighbors. Harold was always fussing with things around the house but always willing to stop and take time to visit, to chat about the way the lawn was looking this year or what his next project might be. You are in our prayers and we are relieved to think you are now and will forever be resting in piece. We were blessed to have you in our lives. Your friends next door, Mark, Sandy, Nicholas, and Sabrina.

  3. Al and Barb Reed on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We will remember all the great times we shared Playing cards and square dancing. What a great friend.

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