Stella Gnatek-Alley



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Rochester: Saturday, September 13, 2008 at age 85. Predeceased by her first husband, Edward John Gnatek; second husband, George W. Alley; daughter, Jacqua VanCola. She is survived by her son, Gary (Barbara) Gnatek; daughter, Cheryl (David) Kirby; sister, Judy Malara; grandchildren, Michelle (Frank) Sassone, Scott (Donna) Bader & Cynthia (James) Barron; special sons-in-law, Craig Bader & Peter VanCola; several nieces and nephews; many dear friends. Stella is the past State Commander and State Treasurer of the Disabled American Veterans. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Service will be held following visitation at 4 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment held at the convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VNS-Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster NY 14580 in her memory


  1. Karen Rumbutis Gilot on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Cheryl and family, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. We have many happy memories of your Mom and Dad while we were growing up. My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. Karen Rumbutis Gilot

  2. Nancy Jaime on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Cheryl, I’m sorry that I won’t be able to be at the celebration of your mom’s life, but know that my heart is there. I’m praying that the Lord will richly bless all of you with comfort and joy, even in your loss. love you, Nan 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

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

    Dear Cheryl and Family, We know that this is a difficult time — we hope that your wonderful memories will give you some comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dorothy and Jim Flaherty

  4. Carol Sassone on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am Michele’s sister in law and Stella was a wonderful, fun, caring person. I really liked her and will miss her.

  5. Tammy Capizzi on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I loved Stella – she was a wonderful lady and so funny! She will be greatly missed, but I’m glad I had the chance to know her.

  6. Annette Cranker on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Michele, How lucky you have been to have your Grandma in your life for so long. We have both been blessed to have been able to share our adult years with grandparents. I am sad for what you have lost, but I am happy that you will have so many memories to comfort you. All my love to you and Sonny.

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