I knew David Schlageter over the years as the physician of a dear friend, with whom he kept an ongoing friendship after she moved to NYC. After her passing, he and I remained in touch -- and I came to care about him personally as I grew more aware of his kindness, warmth, generosity of spirit, and complete lack of pretension. What an inspiration, and what a gentle steady force he was in the life of our mutual friend who had the good fortune to be his patient. I was so looking forward to seeing David on a recent trip to Rochester, and am deeply saddened by his loss. He was a truly extraordinary man. How honored and humbled I am to have known him. I will not forget him. My heart goes out to his beloved wife and family.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Schlageter family on your loss. Let the memories of his warm smile and happy soul live with each of us. I was a pleasure to have worked with such a wonderful man.
To our life long neighbor, you will always be missed, and will always have a special place in our hearts. It was wonderful to hear so much about your amazing journey this past weekend, and to learn what we have always known; that you were the smartest, kindest, and most loyal man in the room. Rest in peace.
Deepest and most heartfelt condolences to your family.
Deepest Sympathy to the Schlageter Family. Dr. Schlageter was one of the best at GHS, he had that wonderful smile and he was so good with all his patients. I had the pleasure of working with him many years ago and the staff adored him and his ways. May he rest in peace and we all have the fond memories of him.
Dr. Schlageter and my father worked together for decades at Genesee Hospital.
Due to health reasons, my dad cannot communicate right now.
If he could, he would repeat what he said so many times in the past, which is that Dr. Schlageter was a great physician for the same reasons he was a great person, husband and dad.
Our families were very close, and I know my mom is especially distraught over the sudden loss of such a compassionate and wonderful man... and the loss suffered by her lifelong frind, Chris, as well as Dave's children.
Dr. Schlageter helped my family immeasurably, even after he retired. The Wolfe Family is eternally grateful.
~John C. Wolfe
Son of Dr. John Wolfe and Terry Wolfe
Earest family, I am so sorry for this loss. The great doctor was our families physician for many years. A loss to our community.
My condolences to the family, Dr. Schlageter was the best Doctor I have ever had, he had a heart of gold, May The Lord continue to comfort the family . I will always remember Dr. Schlageter. God Bless you all.
To my good friend,Dr. Schlageter, I will miss that amazing grin and your great way you had of making everyone you listened to feel all important . To your family I can only say, thank you for sharing him with us. My prayers are for you. Melanie Kirchgessner
To the Schlageter family, my condolences and prayers for your loss. I was a patient of Dr. Schlageter for over 30 years and he is the sole reason I am alive today. I first came to him when I was 19 and in not very good health. He changed al that and put me on a course that has allowed me to live a full and rewarding life. I can never thank him enough! He was never about the "system" and its limitations. He was always about the patient and their needs. Please know he made a world of difference to so many people and take comfort that he will always be in our prayers.
Sending you and your family my deepest sympathy for the loss of dear David. I have known both of you since David's internship and residency years and remember all the many social gatherings we shared at Genesee Hospital functions.
We want to express our deepest sympathy on the loss of David. He was a good friend and colleague over the 20 years we worked together at The Genesee. He was always devoted to his patients and to the Genesee Health Service. He will be missed both by his family and the entire Rochester medical community.
To the Schlageter family, sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. Schlageter was a caring doctor and he always gave me a chuckle when he called me young lady even though I was in my 50/60's. May your memories of him get you though this difficult time.
The best friends are old friends. Our friend David died before his time,I think, selfishly.He died before Cris and their children and grandchildren were ready and before Paul and I carried out our thoughts of a reunion with Cris and David. You know,hey we will call maybe go skiing or travel together --- Maybe we could drive to Rochester when we are in Boston ---- Too many maybe's -----now David is gone
I have ,as does Paul and our family so many wonderful memories of our time together some on the finger lakes ,some at David 's family place. I make David 's clam's casino recipe, His spicy shrimp ,that both my children and grandchildren request as a favorite ,is from a lovely lunch with David and Cris ,our years together as very poor interns and residents at Genessee,our daughter Katrina's wedding in Arkansas,their son Mark's
Wedding in Colorado ,the early James Bond movie ,"gold finger" our children playing together with young David heading up the bunch, many many dinners shared as young families,cris marching to support Vietnam vets while I protested the war, Cris and I doing synchronized swimming class at theY ,Cris always beautiful ,David a man who could do so many things, a wonderful family.
David ,we will miss you Cris we love you and we send hugs and hugs to you,your children and grandchildren and David's family. Love from the kradel family.We are very sorry for your loss of David
Our heartfelt sympathy to your family. Dr David was our family physician for 30 years and also our friend. We missed him when he retired and will miss him now. God Bless
So sorry to hear this news. I hope you can all take comfort from each other and the love and support around you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I will always remember his kind smile as I trampled through your yard cutting through to the railroad path.
I was so saddened to hear of Dave's passing. The Reed family has wonderful memories of our friendship with your family during the Cub Scout and Park Road days. Love, Sue, Jonathan, Courtney ans Alexis xx
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW,MAY YOUR HEARTS SOON BE FILLED WITH WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF JOYFUL TIMES TOGETHER AS YOU CELEBRATE A LIFE WELL LIVED.
I was a secretary at Genesee Healht service and i was lucky to work with such a great Doctor. He was so sweet and funny. We all loved him at the office. He was always there for everyone.
I love you Dr.Schlageter... You will be misssed by all who knew you.. You are a great person...
To one of the most wonderful human beings I have ever met. Always referred to me in his famous "My Dear" when he spoke to me. The Perez family loved you so. My condolences to your family.
Dr. Schlageter was my doctor until he retired. He was by far the best doctor I ever had. He will be truly missed. My prayers are with his family. Sue (Tubbs) Briggs
David was my doctor for 30 years and his advice, accessibility and caring attitude were of immense help to me. He had wisdom, generosity and a personal touch that transcended the role of physician---he was a healer in every sense of the word. My prayers and hopes for comfort and renewed strength go to his wife, children and extended family and friends during this dark hour.
My sincerest and heartfelt regrets to David's family! He was so sweet and so funny and had the warmth and charm of a little boy whenever we chatted as I would pickup or dropoff Twyla. How kind he was to give me flu shots also on my visits to the home. I just gotta believe you are in the right place with Twyla and I'm sure you will be sorely missed by all who knew you!!!
Rest in peace Dr. David
Lisa Van Buren
I'm sorry to hear about your loss.He was our family doctor for years and there is 9 of us.He was a great man.
To an amazing dedicated Physican whom I had the pleasure to work with. Your patients and staff were honored to have you in their lives. Your dedication to The Genesee Health Service and RGH Medical Group was appreciated by your many patients and staff.God Bless you and your family. With love and hearfelt sympathy, Sincerely, Maryann Locigno
To the Schlageter Family. So sorry for your loss. Dr. Schlageter was our family doctor for many years from my parents down to all nine of us kids.
We couldn't have asked for a better doctor. God bless.
Randy Connor and Family
A human life is a story told by God. ~Hans Christian Andersen
What an amazing doctor. What an amazing man. What an amazing friend. My deepest sympathy.
We were patients of Dr. Schlageter for many years and attribute our elderly mother's health and longterm survival to his care. We want to send our sincere sympathy to the family. Know that he made a huge difference in the lives of his patients. Our prayers are with you.
Mrs Schlageter and family, Very sorry to hear the sad news.I worked at the Health
service with Dr Schlageter ( 1979 -2007). He was a wonderful leader,coworker and person.He will me missed by everyone who knew him. So very sorry for your loss.
Love, Jean Dolan from Az.
God Rest His Soul !! Dr. Schlageter was the best doctor anyone could ask for. He was my husband and my doctor-friend for over 25 years !! He will be missed !! Prayers to his family and friends !!
I had the pleasure of working as Dr Schlageter's secretary in the early 1990's in the Genesee Health Service. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I will always remember his smile and his wit, it kept us going through some crazy times at the office. Prayers to your family.
"Chief" You were an amazing man... Honor to have been a part of a 20 year journey with you at the hospital!
Always there for everyone no matter the situation "Genuinely & Professionally!.."Family" we all were and continue to be at RGMG no matter the situation...you have now crossed over but your spirit will live in us and around us until we are all "re-united" as one! God's blessings to all Family & friends!
Sorry for your lose. Dr. Schlageter was a wonderful doctor to me. he treated me more then just a patient. Blessings always.
Vert sorry for your lose. Dr. Schlageter was my doctor for many years. He took time to talk with me and treat me like a person not justva patient. Blessing to your family.
David's brother Noel and his wife, Grace, were two of my favorite teachers at Monroe High School a hundred years ago, I recall them as good people, good souls, I can only assume that Noel's brother also was a good man. My condolences to Noel and Grace, et al. Here's to lives well lived, here's to the good souls of the world. L'chaim.
Chris and family: So sorry to hear of David's passing. We are so glad to have gotten to see all the family on the 4th several years ago. Our love and prayers are with you. Bill and Barbara Frasch