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Theresa M. VanAuker

April 9, 1947 — February 4, 2024

Theresa M. VanAuker

Theresa M. VanAuker, of Medina, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Sunday, February 4, 2024.

Born April 9, 1947 in Medina, she was the daughter of the late Leo J. and Victoria (Szczechowiak) Grabowski. Theresa graduated from Sacred Heart School and then Medina High School in 1965. She went on to earn an associate’s degree in secretarial science from Bryant & Stratton College. In 1970 she married the late Jerit L. VanAuker, Sr. and the couple raised a family of four children. Theresa was employed at Rochester Products Div. of GM in Rochester for many years. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, collecting birdhouses and anything bird or rooster themed. Theresa loved spending time with her family and hosting family gatherings. Known as someone who always put others first, Theresa will be remembered as a kind and loving person and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jerit VanAuker, Sr. in 2009; brother, James L. Grabowski, Sr. in 2022; Nicholas Mastromonico; and her beloved dog, China.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jerit (Lisa) VanAuker, Jr., Deana Daniel, Todd VanAuker and Leighann VanAuker; grandchildren, Matthew (Thaara) VanAuker, Melissa (Duell) Brinn, Jeremy VanAuker, Drew Daniel, Tyler Daniel, Karsen VanAuker and Joshua Zimmerman; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward (Lori) Grabowski; and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside committal service will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411. 

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