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Robert F. Lays

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Lays, Robert F.

Rochester: Feb. 17, 2013, at age 84. He is survived by his wife of 62 joyous years, Martha K. Lays; five children, Lewessa DiBattista, Robert (Carla) Lays, Mary Lou (Mark) Wright, Martin (Theresa) Lays and Richard (Lori) Lays; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward and Laurence "Larry" Lays; sister-in-law, Lewessa Sorem; numerous nieces and nephews; and the caring staff, who were like family, at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. Mr. Lays was the former Assistant Director of Special Education in the Rochester City School District and was also a coach and wrestling official in the Rochester area. He was a 57 year member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester, where he also sang in the choir. Mr. Lays and his wife and family spent their summers in Denver and Cripple Creek, CO. for many years.

There will be no calling hours. A Memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:00, at the First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or Planned Parenthood of Rochester. Arr. are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Feb. 20, 2013
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