John C. Wagstaff



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Greece: Found his peace on January 29, 2010 at age 64. Joined by his parents, John H. and Virginia Wagstaff and his mother, Ruth Colocci and brothers, Allen and Raymond Wagstaff. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Joyce (Stubbs); his son, Shawn (Jen Bryan) Wagstaff; daughter, Stacey (John) Vito; grandson, Brenden Wagstaff; brother in law, Jim Stubbs (Carol Harrison); niece, Nikki (Derek) Broyard and nephew, Michael Stubbs. He was a retiree of the Eastman Kodak Company and Sam’s Club. The family wishes to thank Park Ridge Living Center and Lifetime Care for their compassionate care for John. Friends may call 1-4 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. Funeral Services were held privately in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


  1. George and Carol Garvey on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Virginia and family, We are sorry to hear about John’s passing. George and I worked with John at Kodak years ago and used to see him at Sam’s whenever we shopped there. He was such a nice man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Tiffany (Reis) Bronzan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I have many fond memories of John during all my summers in Rochester. My thoughts and prayers are with Joyce and family. Love, Tiffany (Reis) Bronzan

  3. Dennis Zink on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I worked with John at Bldg. 502 back in the early eighties. John was a very conscientious worker. His work area was always immaculate and he had a cheerful and cooperative attitude. I consider it a privilege to have worked with him and I extend my very sincere condolences to his family.

  4. Joe and Celeste Mercury on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Joyce and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Fondly, Joe and Celeste

  5. Bill & Connie Chard on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Joyce and family, remembering John and the special person he was always brings a smile to me. The many years we spent together enjoying cars and get togethers, parades and shows. Know that he is fondly remembered.

  6. Patty Curtice on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Joyce, Shawn and Stacey: I’m so sorry to have missed calling hours for John as my Dad was rushed to emergency on that day, but I was pleased to have Alex represent our part of your neighborhood family. Alex and I have spoken along the way of John and you (you know, when we refer to your house, it’s still John & Joyce’s). I remember: your ‘neighborhood’ party eons ago with John cooking steaks ‘just so’; memories of chasing around his lawn mower; shoveling a path in the snow from your front door to the mailbox; driftwood. It appearded he was diligent and such a hard worker, especially with his outside chores. I remember when John would unveil the VET on occasion and you two would sail away out of the neighborhood looking pretty darn snappy. As you well know, everyone loved John. It has been so sad that he and your family had to endure such a difficult time prior to his passing. Jan Karon, author, wrote: ‘The fullness of his heart was inexpressible. He knew it could not always be this way. No, nothing ever remained the same. If he had learned anything in life, he had learned that such moments were fragile beyond knowing.’ Joyce, our faith teaches us of hope, and heaven, and God, and my favorite scripture at a time like this always makes me weep. It is from the Bible; Revelation 21: 4-7 : ‘. . . and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new . . . and I will be his God and he will be My son.’ Please take comfort in these words. If in the North Creek neighborhood, feel free to pop in . . . anytime. May I remain, with deepest sympathy and may the memories of John in healthier times stay with you always, Patty Curtice

  7. Denny and Louie Petitti on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Joyce, Stacy and Shawn, Our deepest sympathy to you all with John’s passing. Sorry we missed calling hours, but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. John was a wonderful man and fond memories are yours to behold forever. Wishing you the best, Love, Louie and Denny

  8. Lorraine Speciale on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My sincere condolences to Joyce and her family during their time of sorrow.

  9. Eric Toal on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. He was a great person as well as a loving father and grandfather.

  10. Fran DiTucci on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sorry for your loss. Think of you often Love, Fran DiTucci 32 Amberwood Place Rochester, NY 14626 225-6756

  11. RIchard R Toland on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Wagstaff Family, John was a pleasure to work with at Kodak. He was a true friend whom i will miss very much. With deepest sympathy Richard R Toland

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