Irondequoit; Saturday, May 6, 2017 after a long illness. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sonja; sons Robert (Tara) & David (Linda) of Colorado; 5 grandchildren: Benjamin, Andrew, Jessica, Anna and Madeline; sister Helen Knight; brother Robert (Fran)Shelton; and many nieces and nephews.
Wayne earned his Masters Degree in Music from The Eastman School in 1955 and began his career by teaching for 9 years in Illinois. He retired from the Brighton Central Schools, having taught music there for 27 years. Wayne also was organist and choir director at All Saints Episcopal Church for 29 years.
His family will receive friends FRIDAY 4-7 PM at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy S.). His memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimers Assoc., 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 or Friends of Music at Christ Church 141 East Avenue Rochester, N.Y. 14604.