Fairport: Hannah Melissa Metzler, 17, of Fairport, New York, passed away on March 27, 2014 after a long battle with brain cancer. A memorial service will be held later this spring in Fairport, NY. Arrangements are being handled by Keenan's Funeral Home.
Hannah was born in Hinsdale. IL on September 15, 1996. She attended Montessori and Wilson elementary schools in Owatonna, MN. Upon moving to New York, she attended Brooks Hill Elementary, Martha Brown Middle School, Minerva Deland 9th Grade Academy, and Fairport High School where she was a member of the class of 2015.
Hannah was a sweet and caring young woman who was always up for adventure. Hannah enjoyed many activities including participating in the Brooks Hill Odyssey of the Mind state finals team, Girl Scouts, performing in musicals, singing in choir, volunteering at Camp Smile, playing goalie on the field hockey team, and helping coach younger players. Throughout her life, Hannah cared for others and made friends wherever she went. After her cancer diagnosis, as others reached out to help her, Hannah redirected that attention to helping others by holding a Crush Cancer Concert in April 2013, raising proceeds for cancer-related causes while still in the midst of her own struggle and treatments. In her waning weeks, she was planning her second concert and insisted that it happen with or without her. The second Crush Cancer Concert will be held on April 19, 2014 at Fairport High School.
Hannah is survived by her brother Luke, her parents, Nancy and Michael, grandparents Mary and Michael West of Akron, Ohio and Donna Metzler of Chicago, IL, as well as numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
In lieu of flowers please consider joining Hannah's family and friends as they celebrate her life and giving spirit at the second annual Crush Cancer Concert on April 19th at 2:00pm at Fairport High School. Tickets are available at all area Wegman's stores and at the door. Donations may also be directed to Golisano Hospital Bright Eyes Fund (300 East River Road, PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627) or Teens Living with Cancer (1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620). Additionally, donations may be sent to the newly established Hannah Metzler Memorial Fund, which will serve to support causes and endeavors Hannah valued (The Hannah Metzler Memorial Fund c/o Rochester Area Community Foundation, 500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607)
Hannah's journey has been documented online at Caringbridge.org
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Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Apr. 17, 2014.