Pittsford: Passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 12, 2012. He was born in Rochester, NY the fourth child of Andrew F. and Grace F. Schlageter. David graduated from East High School and went on to attend the University of Rochester for both his undergraduate work and medical school. David began what would become a long and dedicated career at the Genesee Hospital during his internship and residency. David served his country during the Vietnam War
(1969-1971) as a Major in the United States Army
Medical Corp. He was Company Commander and Battalion Surgeon, earning the Army Commendation Medal, Combat Medics Badge, and Bronze Star
. Returning to his hometown of Rochester he continued his service in the local medical community serving as Medical Director of the following: Genesee Health Service, Rochester General Medical Groups, and the Episcopal Church Home. He served on several boards including GRIPA and Lifetime Assistance.
David is predeceased by his parents, Andrew F. Schlageter and Grace F. Schlageter, his brother and his sister-in-law Andrew Bruce Schlageter and Grace D. Schlageter, and brother-in-law Richard E. Northrup. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, M. Cristina Schlageter, three sons, David A. (Catherine), Mark A. (Katherine), and Joshua N. (Megan), five grandchildren: Andrew, Noel , Hope, Ella, and Gwenyth, two siblings J. Noel Schlageter (Grace C.) and Janice S. Northrup, and many nieces and nephews.
David was a man with an incredible capacity for love and generosity and he served as an advocate and champion for those in his care.
Friends may call Friday, 4-7 PM at the funeral chapel (2305 Monroe Ave.). A celebration of life will be held Saturday, 11:00 AM at Spiritus Christi Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, Rochester 14604. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 020 (Rochester chapter) or to the Humane Society at Lollipop Farm.