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May 5, 1922 – December 15, 2020. Our family mourns the loss of our cherished father and grandfather Jesse. He passed away with his family by his side. Jesse is predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Rose and sons Mark and Michael Bresloff. He is survived by his devoted daughter Karen and son-in-law Michael Haymes; adoring grandchildren Benjamin Haymes and Michelle (Rob) DuPont; caregiver and best friend Marjorie Gutzmer; special nieces and nephew, Liz Relin, Barbara Dankoff and Robert Dankoff; also survived by extended family, Randy, Bob, Jamie, Doug, Shelley, Josh, Awilda, Sophie and Jonah.
He grew up in a very religious home on Wilkins Street, then to Crosman Terrace, the son of a monument maker. His Jewish faith and culture were defining aspects of his personality, committing himself to the values of charity and lifelong learning. He was a humble man, full of integrity, always wanting to teach his family “life lessons”. You always learned something in his presence (whether you wanted to or not!). He had fierce political opinions which his family embraced, at least most of them. He knew history like no other, reading all 11 volumes of Durant’s The Story of Civilization.
Practicing dentistry for many years, he retired to spend time with his cherished grandchildren. No weather was too cold or wet, no game too far to watch Ben and Michelle. He took great pride in overseeing the management and success of Bowl-A-Roll Lanes, and cherished his relationship with the loyal employees.
We are forever grateful for the care he received at the Jewish Home of Rochester. He was treated with so much respect and compassion there. Special thanks and love to Carmen and Yudit; he loved you so. His companion Marjorie gave him so much pleasure the last few years providing him with conversation, art projects, tv schedule, and above all love. There are not enough superlatives for you, Marge.
Funeral services were held privately with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Donations made to Ben Haymes Campership Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation [LINK], Michael Bresloff Fund for children at the JCC [LINK], and Jewish Senior Life [LINK].