Frances Zastrow

Obituary of Frances M. Zastrow

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Frances (Flugel) Zastrow

Brockport: Died peacefully on January 15, 2024, with family at her side.  Preceded in death by beloved husband Gerald (Jerry) Zastrow after 56 years of marriage.  Also preceded in death by her parents Lucy and Henry Flugel, son Gary Zastrow, son-in-law Tom Schrage, brothers; Dick, Dan and Robert Flugel, sisters; Mae, Betty, and Marie.  She is survived by her loving children; Barb Schrage, Ann (Bill) Guilford, Steve (Colleen) Zastrow, Mary (Henry) Persia, Theresa (Mike) Krause, daughter-in-law Reneé Zastrow.  Grandchildren; David (Kathleen) Zastrow, Joel (Christine) Zastrow, Erika (Jon) Payne, Shelly (John) Rosario, Beth (Kevin) Mitchell, Matt (Lindsay) Schrage, Pete (Kristin) Schrage, Laura (Scott) Swarts, Carrie (Mike) Turbeville, William (April) Guilford, Mary (Stratton) Goins, Daniel Zastrow, Cara Zastrow (Miles Seefeldt), Brandon Persia (Danielle Edwards), Adam (Sarah) Persia, Heather (Danny) Schaeffer, Kyle Krause and Makayla Krause.  Great grandchildren Anthony, Julia, Maggie Frances, Leah, Silas, Mercy, Eden, Reese, Issac, Lyra, Bailee, Brian, William, Olivia, Lauren, Jenna, Colin, Gabby, Ameliah, Tyler, Brendan, Caleb, Gabe, Lucah, Wyatt, Lucy, Silas, Baby boy Goins, Josephine, Issac, Makenna, Gianna, and Logan. Survived by sister Dolores Schnacky, brother Donald (Pat) Flugel, sister-in-law Gail Flugel.  Many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Fran was born and raised in Rochester, NY.  When she and her beloved husband, Jerry, married in 1947, they moved to Clarkson, NY where they raised their family.  What Fran cherished most in her life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Fran was an avid gardener.  There wasn’t a day that went by when she wasn’t tending to her flowers and caring for her plants.  When people would visit, she loved showing them the beauty of what surrounded her home.  Fran took great pride in her gardens.  Near and dear to Fran’s heart, was her beautiful Catholic Faith, as she called it.  She was a devout Christian and loved God with all her heart and soul.  Fran and Jerry raised their family in the Catholic faith at Nativity BVM Church in Brockport, NY.

Fran and Jerry retired in Florida from 1993-2014 – a lifelong dream of theirs.  They loved their home there as well as the many friends and neighbors they met over the years.  They spent many hours golfing, bicycling, beach-going, dining at seafood restaurants and enjoying the foliage that is a unique part of Florida.

The family would like to thank ESLC @ Seabury Woods, Unity Hospital, Unity Geriatrics – Dr. Rab and staff; Rochester Regional Hospital Home Care, and Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for the compassionate care Fran received. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Frances Zastrow to: Elderlife Fund at Seabury Woods, ESLC Foundation Office, 1570 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610 OR Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 330 Monroe Ave., Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14607 or by visiting

Relatives and Friends are invited to call at Fowler Funeral Home Inc., 340 West Ave., Brockport, NY on Friday, January 19th from 5-8 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Saturday, January 20th at Nativity B.V.M. Church, 152 Main Street, Brockport, N.Y.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Spring.