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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Clatus E. Van Zile

1941 - 2021

Rochester

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Born August 16, 1941. Passed away suddenly March 28, 2021. Survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Karen (Foltz) Van Zile; daughter, Tami; son, Greg (Alice); two brothers, William James (Judy) and Gary (Beverly); two grandsons; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; and an aunt. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Iola Van Zile.

Clatus was affectionately known as "Van" by his family and close friends. He followed in his father's footsteps as a welder. He was a certified high pressure vessel welder at Kodak for 20 years.

Clatus loved fishing and camping with his beloved dog, Kandi, and enjoyed the PBR.

He will be Interred privately at a later date. 

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Dick Preston

April 5, 2021 10:22 AM

Clatus, It was an honor knowing and working with you at Kodak. Sorry that after I left we never kept in touch. Playing in your backyard and meeting your family in Brockport was fun. Always a great guy and as you taught me - go ahead - back up!!

Eric Geihs

April 4, 2021 10:42 AM

 Karen, condolences hardly seems to say enough, but please accept them. What a perfect photo - Kandi girl and a stringer of fish. I saw you lost your Mom not long ago also.
Clatus I think was like a second son to my Dad  - how they loved fishing at the cottage.
If there is a lake in Heaven, they are out on it - and a Fly By Night cookie company awaits.

Karen Van Zile

April 3, 2021 8:59 AM

I know you and Kandi are waiting patiently for me at the end of the trail. I love both...
Karen Van Zile

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Bob & Mary Folts

April 2, 2021 10:14 PM

In loving memory of a great brother-in-law. You will be dearly missed. My you rest in peace with God forever.
Bob & Mary Folts

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Elaine Ewing

April 1, 2021 9:19 PM

To the family.  Sorry for your loss, may God give you comfort. Clatus known by  his maternal family as Junior. We will always have memories of our oldest cousin. 

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