Phyllis M. Gatewood



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Greece: March 13, 2009 at age 85. Predeceased by her husband, Wayne M. Gatewood, Sr. & son, Brian Gatewood. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (George) Jopek, Wayne M. (Donna) Gatewood, Jr., Trevor Gatewood, Gillian Gatewood (Jim Knight) & Susan (Larry) Willman; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Thomas of Great Britian; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Phyllis was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed. No prior calling. Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, 11 A.M. in the Chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pluta Cancer Center, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 in her memory.


  1. Dave Terruli on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dearest Phyllis : It was great knowing you as a child as you were like a real mother to me when I came over to play , you always had a smile on your face and plenty of cookies and milk for we kids . You taught us many things about people and living in this world and surely we should have listened closer to your words of wisdom . We will miss you eternally , love always , Dave Terruli

  2. Sue, Joe, Mike Feenin, Matt Knight on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am very sad at the loss of Phyllis. She was the most kind and loving person I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I am very sorry for your loss but I know she is looking down on us right now and smiling and wanting us to smile for the time we had with her. I loved her dearly and she loved me and my kids very much which I will never forget.

  3. Wayne M. Gatewood Jr. on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mom. It’s been less than a month since your Spirit soared and you moved on to the eternal presence of the Master Builder. You are missed Mom. I have an urge to call you everday….but then I remember………………. You were the best Mother anyone could ask for. Loving, giving, kind, selfless, gentle, joyful, caring. I love you Mom Your ever-grateful Son – Wayne ‘Junior’

  4. Philip Damico on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I often reminisce of her kindness, statliness, and daily gratitude. She was an inspiration to me. Fondly, Phil Damico (Previous Manager of Dohr Apartments.)

  5. Michael and Judy Milazzo on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We are sorry for your loss due to your Mom’s passing. She was, and still is a real sweetheart. I understand that if your loved one has gone to be with Jesus, and if you have Jesus in your heart, they are not very far away, are they? Just know that you and your family are in our prayers, and if we can help you through this time in any way, just let us know. Love, Michael & Judy

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