Obituaries

Hope L. Rase

March 14, 1921 - January 28, 2019

Age 97, of Warsaw, passed away on January 28, 2019 at The Cloisters in Warsaw.

She was born March 14, 1921 in Oneida, NY, daughter of the late Paul and Christine Hope Lindkamp. Hope was a graduate of Oneida High School and attended Potsdam Normal School (SUNY Potsdam). She was a longtime federal employee serving as a secretary with the Agricultural Stabilization Board in Warsaw and was a longtime secretary for the Charlotte Smallwood Law Office in Warsaw.

Hope began the first Welcome Wagon program in Warsaw and proof read the booklet for the Warsaw community. She was an avid birdwatcher and reader and enjoyed camping. She played piano and organ and was an ardent lover of classical music.

Hope was a member of the United Church of Warsaw for over seventy years and was a member of the Warsaw Monday Club and the Red Hat Society.

Hope was predeceased by her husband, Jack F. Rase who passed away in 2000 and her sister, Faith Seiler Barnard.

Surviving are her sons, Jack (Jean White) Rase of Warsaw, Jeffrey (Mary) Rase of Warsaw, Peter (Michele) Rase of Chili, Stephen (Christine) Rase of Warsaw; grandchildren, Jennifer (Shawn) Schott, Tanni (Michael) Bromley, Marshall (Madison Houseal) Rase, Kelsey (Michael) Holmes, Cory Rase; great grandchildren, Kameron Rase, Adyson O’Donnell, Kennedy Holmes and Harper Holmes; brothers-in-law, Ted Pickering, Jr. and David Barnard both of Florida; niece, Christine Melton; nephews, Douglas Seiler and Jason (Aimee) Seiler.

Friends may call Thursday, February 7 from 3 – 6 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where Hope’s Memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at 6 PM. Private burial will be in the United Church of Warsaw Memorial Garden at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Church of Warsaw, PO Box 205, Warsaw, NY 14569 or the Genesee Valley Audubon Society, PO Box 15512, Rochester, NY 14615

Important Dates

February 7, 2019 : Calling hours for Hope L. Rase - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

February 7, 2019 : Memorial service for Hope L. Rase - 6:00 PM

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Feb 7.19 from Lee Fraissinet Hubbard:
To my dear friends Peter,Michele,Jeff, Mary, and all members of Hope's family,
I am thinking of you today as you celebrated your mother's life. I will always remember her to be as strong as she was sweet.It is so difficult to say goodbye to your mother, but as you do, she would want you to look at the wonderful legacy she has left to continue her life.
Most sincerely, Lee

Jan 31.19 from Judy Schoenemann:
Jeff, So sorry for the loss of your Mother. She had a long, fulfilling life. May your memories bring a smile to your face and perhaps even some laughter in the difficult days ahead. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

Jan 31.19 from Kathleen M Meacham:
My deepest condolences go out to the entire family and friends.

Jan 30.19 from Brenda and Dave Jones:
We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady. Cherish all the wonderful memories that were made over the years.