Reverend L. Everett Waite


Churchville: Reverend L. Everett Waite passed away peacefully Sunday, February 15th in Rochester, NY. Everett was born on April 20, 1920, in Colton, NY. Throughout his ministry, Everett preached God’s love in more than 25 churches touching the lives of thousands. In his final years, he cherished life along the Racquet River, the smell of the air as he drove into St Lawrence County and his friendships at Legacy Village.   He shared his passion for woodworking with George Pixley. Everett is known for demonstrating God’s love with his positive outlook on life, first to his family and then to his fellow man as he knew no stranger.

Everett is the son of Rolla and Lila Waite of Pierrepont, NY. Predeceased by Clara (Cota) Waite, wife of 63 years. He is survived by his children, Nancy (Paul) O’Sullivan, Janice (Bill) Hoyt, Wayne (Christina) Waite, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Chili on Saturday, February 21st at 3:00PM. A Memorial Service will also be held at Chili Legacy at 11:00 AM on February 21. For friends in Northern New York, a Memorial Service will be held at the Crary Mills Church at 10 am on July 3, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made out to the Crary Mills Presbyterian Church, 159 CT RD#35, attention Linda Seeger, Canton NY 13617. Everett began his ministry in Crary Mills. Donations may also be contributed to Shoulder to Shoulder, a Honduran mission whose US address is 3445 South Dixie Drive Dayton Ohio 45439. Everett demonstrated his leadership and commitment to serve the poor by participating in four trips to Honduras following his ninetieth birthday.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,


5 Condolences

  1. Erin Pixley Carlson on February 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Everett was a dear and precious man and left an indelible mark on the hearts of many. He will be sorely missed. He truly made this world a better place! May God bless your sweet family and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. ️Kelly Tabolt on February 18, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Everett will be dearly missed. His smile was a beacon of light to all he encountered. Thinking of your family and the sadness that comes with missing this amazing man’s physical presence. I am thankful that he is with his precious Clara and experiencing God’s eternal peace.

  3. Steve and Jill Everett on February 19, 2015 at 11:14 am

    We are holding you all in our hearts, feeling your grief, giving you virtual hugs. We remember your dad as being the minister with a huge sense of humor! We only got to experience his ministry at Megan, Jenny and Whitneys weddings, but i know that humor followed him everywhere! Love to you all at this time of sorrow.

  4. Janelle & Mike Seavey on February 21, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Jan, Bill, Meaghan, Jenny, Whitney and all your loved ones,
    Saddened as we are to learn of Everett’s passing, it is greatly lightened by the joy we will always have that we shared time, conversation, family wedding celebrations, family meals, the best 1980 New Year’s Eve, ever, and “rhubub” pie ‘upta camp, on the river, with him.
    What a life of faith he lived and shared by way of the example of his words and his actions and what a love for all of you he showed by his joy and smile while in your midst. Love to all~Janelle & Mike

  5. Nancy & Frank Shea on February 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I delivered meals to Mrs. Waite(meals on wheels) a few years ago and became friends with Everett. He was one of the sweetest and kindest men we knew. He will be missed very much in Colton. Thoughts & prayers for the family.

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