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KEARNS, Francis "Bud"

KEARNS, Francis "Bud"

KEARNS - Francis "Bud"
Of Pittsford, NY, August 3, 2018, at age 74, of Alzheimer's disease. Bud was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved learning, teaching, and meeting new people. His Christian faith was his rock and moral compass. His kindness and generosity touched many. Born in Pittsburgh, PA; raised in Wauwatosa, WI. Valuing education highly, he earned bachelor degrees from Cornell University and Harvard Divinity School, and an MBA and PhD from the University at Buffalo. A hard worker, he enjoyed his time as a minister at Harris Hill United Methodist Church in Clarence, as a CPA at Ernst & Ernst in Buffalo and finally as a professor of accounting at RIT in Rochester for 23 years. Predeceased by parents Francis and Alice Kearns; sister Margaret Baldwin. Survived by loving wife of 51 years, Janet Kearns; brother Rollin (Heidi) Kearns; brother-in-law Dick (Randi) Baldwin; brother-in-law John Lawrence; daughters Mary (Scott) Raffo, Elizabeth (Jeff) Steinheider, Joan (John) Hafner; grandchildren Mason, Margaret, Micah Raffo, Ella, Clay Steinheider, Annora, Gwendolyn Hafner; nephew Robert (Misty) Baldwin. He leaves behind many beloved family members and friends. Thank you to Dr. Wallace Johnson, Lisa and Karen of Eastside Internal Medicine; Kathryn of Touching Hearts at Home; and to the staff at Strong and Highland Hospitals, all of whom gave him such wonderful care. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 2, 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, 21 Church St., Pittsford. Calling hours will follow 3:30-5 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580, or First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, 21 Church St., Pittsford, NY 14534. To share a memory or send the family a condolence, please visit

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