Ivan E. Shuler
Came into the world March 21st 1934 and left this world on February 12th 2023. Predeceased by his sister Arlene and his brother Al. Ivan is survived by his beautiful wife, Nancy, to whom he was married to for just short of 66 years. Also survived by his son and daughter-in-law Steven and Robin Shuler; daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Mark Friga; grandchildren Colleen (Ron) Healey, Allison (Matt) Schraf, and Colby Shuler; and his beloved great-grandchildren Thea and Finn Healey. Also survived by his brothers-in-law Jim (Mary) Sliker and John (Ghandah) Sliker, nieces, nephews and very special friends and many granddogs.
Ivan was born on the south side of Chicago where he lived until he joined the Army Special Forces as a Paratrooper in 1952 where he served until 1955. It was in 1955 that he moved to Rochester and met his future bride Nancy on her front porch. They were married in April of 1957 and embarked on their lifelong journey of marital bliss. Ivan started his pressman career at Case-Hoyt and then moved on to Lawyer’s Coop where he worked until his retirement in 1994. Along the way, he and Nancy built a family with Steven born in 1960 and Cynthia in 1962. He also built a family home on Log Cabin where the family lived until 2014. The home was a labor of love, as he kept adding on through the years.
As busy as he was raising his family, he also found lots of time to give back to his community and spent countless hours with youth programs (the Jailhouse, a youth community center that he established in Fishers, NY) and many church youth groups the Sunday Raiders). Many of the youth that he worked with still fondly remember trips in the Green Machine and so many other happy times.
As his children got older and began families of their own, he found his greatest love in doting on his three grandchildren. There were many annual trips to Hershey Park (chocolate Ha-Ha’s), and other numerous camping excursions to so many different destinations. There were even a few Caribbean adventures involved! Another annual tradition that was much loved by Ivan was our annual family birthday bowling parties that we have celebrated for the past 30+ years!! To say that he was a very competitive bowler would be an understatement!!
Ivan loved traveling all over the country with Nancy (they hit all 50 states at least once!) and there were many adventures and stories that they would come back with to share with friends and family.
He was a committed member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Victor, NY where he had been a member since 1959. He served in many different leadership positions over those years.
We can’t complete Ivan’s story without mentioning the wonderful friendships that were cultivated over the years with life-long neighbors, church family and so many other people that his life touched.
Unfortunately, his life ended way too quickly, as his diagnosis was made only 3 weeks before he left us—his passing was made comfortable and peaceful with his last days spent at Serenity House, where he was surrounded by his family and many compassionate caregivers. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him, but as the saying goes, He completed a Job Well Done!
Calling hours will Thursday February 16th 4-7 p.m. at Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home (26 Maple Ave. Victor, NY). Ivan’s Funeral Service will be celebrated Friday February 17th 1 p.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church (888 County Road 9 Victor, NY). Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made Serenity House Of Victor (1278 Brace Rd Victor, NY 14564) or Family Promise Of Ontario (185 N. Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424) in his memory.