St. George-Forsythe Funeral Homes
Obituary of Aletha A. Morsch
Wayland – Aletha A. “Lee” Morsch, 95, passed away Wednesday morning, December 14, 2022. Lee was born September 5, 1927 in Perkinsville the daughter of Otto and Alma (Vogt) Gessner. She grew up in Perkinsville and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Wayland Central School in 1944. On October 18, 1947 Lee and Carl Morsch were married and together celebrated over 54 years of marriage. She has been a resident of the Perkinsville and Wayland areas her entire life. Lee worked at many different jobs throughout her life including, Bukowski’s / Quinlan’s Pharmacy; Lackawanna Railroad; Lauffers Jewelry and Whispering Hills Golf Club. She was an avid golfer and finally put her clubs away well after her 90th birthday. She was a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Community - volunteering and participating in many events and clubs. She was a member of the Rosary Society, the Lowell Club and the Golden Agers. Lee was the consummate quilter and sewer. She sewed clothes for her family and Halloween costumes when they were young. She enjoyed travelling and vacationed in Florida for 44 years. She loved her family and many friendships and will be missed by all who knew her. Lee was pre-deceased by her parents, Otto and Alma Gessner; her husband, Carl Morsch in 2002; and her sisters, Margaret Forsythe in 2009, Mary Smith in 2011 and Alice Shaver in 2014. She is survived by her children, Barbara (Jim) Hayes of Birmingham, MI, John (Ann) Morsch of Fairport, Peggy Morsch (Kathy Herson) of Milwaukee, WI, William (Rhonda) Morsch of Penfield and Laurie (Neil) Baverstock of Wayland; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; along with multiple nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Lee’s family and friends may call Monday December 19, 2022 from 4-7pm at St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Lee Tuesday December 20, 2022 at 10am at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Committal prayers and interment will take place immediately following at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in memory of Aletha A. “Lee” Morsch may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572.
Calling Hours / Visitation
Monday December 19, 2022 ~ 4-7pm ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday December 20, 2022 ~ 10am ~ Sacred Heart Church ~ Perkinsville
St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wayland
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Wayland, NY 14572
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