Edith Pharmakis


ROCHESTER, NY – November 24, 2019 at age 87.  Edith is predeceased by husband, Andrew; children, Stefanie and Mark. She is survived by daughters, Christine and Pamela; grandchildren, Markus and Avery.

She retired from Visiting Nurse Service. Edie enjoyed spending time with friends and family, was active on a bowling league for many years and regularly attended the Chili Senior Center. Edie came to the United States from Hamburg, Germany when she was in her early twenties and took great pride in her accomplishments of learning to drive soon after she arrived here and receiving her US Citizenship. She never forgot her German heritage and shared many stories about growing up during WW II.  She was a loving mother and Oma and a great friend.  She will be missed tremendously.

Services will be held on Tuesday December 3, 2019 at 11am with a small reception to follow at The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 2415 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624.

8 Condolences

  1. Victoria Fox Walsh on November 30, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your mom, Chris. I remember her fondly. Love to you and your family. ❤️🙏

  2. Karlene Gross Cambisi on November 30, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Christine Gear on December 1, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Christine, I am very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was very nice and I was glad to know her through church. My sincere condolences. Christine Gear

  4. Irene Aizstrauts on December 2, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Christine and Pam,
    So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was an exceptional lady. May fond memories of her bring you comfort at this time.

  5. Kim L’Esperance and family on December 2, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Christine and Pam, we’re so sorry for your loss. Your mom was best friend and second mom to our family. You all were such a big and happy part of our life! We will miss her. Our deepest sympathy to you.

  6. Linda Fitzgerald on December 2, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. She was like a second mom to us while we were growing up. Now she is our angel.

  7. Peter M Stewart on December 3, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    I am so sorry and I loved her

  8. Avery Rose Pharmakis on February 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Miss you like crazy Oma these comment will never do justice to how amazingly strong you were and how much life has changed without you in my corner but i hope i see you again one day. I hope by then we will have a lot to talk about. I will never forget the countless stories of your life and i will pass them on to my kids as well so this family never forgets how much you meant to me and mom and pam and everyone you have crossed paths with. You truely were the most selfless person i have ever met . RIP – Love your grandaughter

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