Melissa Denise Kreuter Metzler



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Melissa Denise Kreuter Metzler Rochester, New York, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2023 at age 57. Melissa was born in Georgia and remained proud of her roots. She is predeceased by her father, Adam. Melissa is survived by her mother, Cheryl (Fred); siblings, Pam (Hector) and Adam; husband, Stephen; stepchildren, Katie (Pat), Madelyn (Justin), and Leo (Sarah); grandchildren, Lacey, Alani, and Josie; many beloved cousins and extended family members. Melissa was a devoted wife of 25 years and adored being a nana. She cherished time spent with family and will be greatly missed. The other loves of her life included the many cats and dogs she cared for throughout her life and the Buffalo Bills. Her legacy will live on in her generous gift of organ donation. Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service Friday, December 29, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. A celebration of life will be set at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in her memory.


  1. Lori Popen on December 27, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    We lost a very kind, generous soul. I was really blessed to have Melissa as my sister-in-law. Our whole family was blessed. Her dedication to Steve was always so sincere, especially after his heart attack. The optimism she displayed was an inspiration, even if it sometimes seemed so far fetched it had me shaking my head. I am sure many times Melissa shed tears alone before she could come up with an upbeat message for us. Heaven is so lucky to have her. Melissa will be truly missed.

  2. Lori Popen on December 27, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Lori and Craig Popen

  3. Anthony Campbell on December 28, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    My condolences to Steve Metzler and to the Kreuter family.

  4. Gregory Benedict on December 28, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    A treasured soul returns to heaven at the time when "a child is born to us". I hope the richness of her memory will help the wounds heal quickly. May you find peace!

  5. Angela Boylan on January 4, 2024 at 7:11 pm


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