Obituary of Grace Mols
Grace Jaeger Mols 1921-2021
Grace died peacefully in her sleep on September 2nd at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, NY, of natural causes. She was 99 years old.
Born October 24, 1921, the second daughter of Henry and Emma (Olskey) Jaeger, Grace was the last of four siblings, being pre-deceased by brothers Bob & Jack and sister Dorothy, whom she always called Mary. 1921 was the year Warren G. Harding was inaugurated President of the United States. Grace lived under 17 presidential administrations, and survived the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan War, and the COVID epidemic. She received the Moderna vaccination in April of this year.
A graduate of Fosdick-Masten High School, class of 1939, she worked as a comptroller for Iroquois Brewery and Socony Vaccuum in Buffalo, as well as in office administration at Sweet Home High School while her children were students there.
Grace met Bob Mols in Grade 9, the start of a lifelong romance. They were named King and Queen of the prom and he forever after called her “his Queen”. Grace married Robert W. Mols, USAAF, in 1943 and moved to Washington DC where Grace worked in Civil Service while Robert served in the US Army Air Force Band. They lived in DC for the duration of the war.
Robert was discharged in December 1945. Their three children: Karen, Robin and Jeff were born in Buffalo, Rochester, and Corpus Christi, Texas, respectively. In 1953, the family relocated to Buffalo, NY, when Robert was offered a position as a founding member of the University at Buffalo Music Department, a position which he held until his retirement in 1985 as Professor Emeritus. Grace and Bob were married for 70 years.
Grace spent the last seven years living independently at Sweet Home Senior Apartments, her “nest”, and enjoyed holidays with family and regular visits from family and friends. Grace corresponded with practically everyone in the family, wrote birthday cards, and ALWAYS returned a letter, handwritten in perfect cursive. Just this year she moved in with family into her old Amherst home when living independently became a challenge.
Grace is survived by her three children, Karen (Buz Miranda), Robin (Cecilia), Jeff (Claudia Staines); five grandchildren: Bridgitt Eades Borek, Christopher (Joni) Eades, Elizabeth (Steve) Lansing, Alexis (Natacha) Racloz, Caitanya Mols; and nine great grandchildren: Allison, Madalyn, and Andrew Borek; Adrienne Eades, Zachary Ensor; Matthew and Bryan Lansing; Mateo and Chloé Racloz. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and one cousin, Dr David C. Eldridge of Maryland.
A funeral service will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main Street, Eggertsville, NY 14226 at 11:00 a.m. on October 9th. All are welcome.
and, Those inclined may send flowers to St. Paul’s Church, or make donations to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Buffalo , NY 14227To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Grace Mols, please visit Tribute Store