Alicia Ainsworth was born September 3, 1972 to David Ainsworth and Marsha Holm in Rochester, NY.
Alicia had a huge heart and a magnetic personality, and it was impossible to not love her. Her empathetic core meant she welcomed everyone she met into her orbit and gave people the benefit of the doubt. She was an advocate for social justice, active in the Rochester community, and continued her involvement in protests and mutual aid even when her cancer became terminal. She was a foodie, loved nature, and was passionate about music, writing, and art, all of which she supported locally. Her passionate spirit fueled her tenacious fight against cancer, with her humor and wit still being doled out until the end.
Alicia passed away peacefully on October 27, 2022. She was preceded by her mother, Marsha Holm. She is survived by her partner, Bill Liktor; daughter, Adeline Ainsworth; sister Marsie (Carl) Panepento; brother, Bryan (Ginger) Ainsworth, and father David (Angella, deceased) Ainsworth. Her dogs held an important place in her heart, and Ava and Dharma have lost their human and loving companion.
A celebration of Alicia’s life will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 5:00pm at First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 Winton Road South Rochester NY 14610, with a reception to follow at the church. A further celebration will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022 from 5:00-10:00pm at Vertex Night Club, 169 N Chestnut St, Rochester, NY 14604.
In honor of Alicia, please consider a donation to the Cancer Research Institute (cancerresearch.org) or Metro Justice Rochester (metrojustice.org).