Obituaries

Obituaries

View our most recent obituaries for our Rochester and Victor locations.
2002 - 2024

Dear Ginikachi, To say the news of your tragic demise came as a big shock to us does not even capture the state of our hearts right now. We love you but God loves you more. Our only consolation is that we now have an extra angel watching over us from above. Till we meet again . Good night Nwokike

Posted by KK Anuforo on February 26, 2024

Gika my little one, I remember your trip to Nigeria as a toddler with your dad. I remember asking your Name and you said 'Gika...Gikachuku' and that name stuck. It was fun taking care of you whenever your dad had errands to run in Owerri. Okwuchi n i grew fond of you which wasn't surprising cos you have your dad's easy and outgoing personality. Onwu ijo ka! Onwu e mee anyi aru! I still have not reconciled with the reality of your death but i know you are in a better place n it is well with your soul. I pray God gives us the comfort to bear your loss. I pray my uncle Kay finds solace somehow, someway for i cannot begin to imagine the pain he is in nor the struggle to understand what manner of darkness sorrounds him. Continue to rest in a better place Gika Nwakoike my little one, until we meet to part no more. Eternal Rest grant him O Lord! May Gika's soul, his mom Ugoezi's soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed, continue to rest in the Bossom of our Lord. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS!♡♡♡

Posted by Barr. Mrs. Maranatha Chukwuletam Duru on February 25, 2024

Ginikachi, It’s sad to contemplate not seeing you again. You were nice, kind and polite. You will be remembered for your warmth towards those around you. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest in His paradise.

Posted by George Mbata on February 24, 2024

Tribute to a kind and loving young man. Ginikachi, we are still in shock, we can’t find the words to describe the unimaginable pain. It’s feels like a knife has pierced through my heart. You were a kind, caring and thoughtful young man. We were so impressed by how much you sacrificed to care for your mother. You did all you could possibly do for her. I still can’t believe what has happened. It was the last thing I expected to hear on that cold Wednesday night. You had your whole life ahead of you and we were looking forward to going on that journey with you, attending your graduation ceremonies, wedding and all. We can’t believe that death has snatched all that away. We cannot question God, He knows best and we submit to His will but we remain devastated. May the Lord grant Chiaz, the strength to bear your irreplaceable loss. Amen O compassionate Lord Jesus grant Gini rest O Lord. May Gini’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace. Amen. Je nke oma. Auntie Uju Ugochukwu

Posted by Uju ugochukwu on February 23, 2024

London, UK

Posted by Uju ugochukwu on February 23, 2024

Ginikachi nwam , nwoke ike as we fondly called u when u were a baby, my heart is still bleeding , i cannot come to terms, the fact that i cannot hear yr sweet voice calling me over the phone to ask how we are doing. Chaii Gini nwam how i wish i could do anything possible to have u back on this side of the world again. Though i know you are in a better place, in the bosom of yr creator where there's no more sorrow nor pain but we miss u so dearly. You were the sweetest of all boys that i knew yr age chaii onwu amaghi ihe. I miss you so much my son. Continue to rest in everlasting peace. Aunty ChiChi loves u to death. It is well with yr soul. Adieu nwoke ike

Posted by Geraldine chichi Ihekire on February 19, 2024

Whenever Ginikachi and Chiazokam came over, it was always the highlight of my weekend. When I'm asked of a favorite childhood memory, two always come to mind, our backyard "Hunger Games" festivities, and Vincent and Ginika joining Chaz and I to play with barbie dolls. I credit Ginika for contributing to so much adventure and creativity throughout my upbringing. Not only was he a highlight of my weekend, but also a highlight of so many people's lives. During my sophomore year of high school, I started playing volleyball for a club team in Victor. It wasn't until then that I realized how special Ginika was to his entire school. Every time I mentioned "Ginikachi" it was followed with, "Oh Gin? We love Gin!" While I was 40 minutes from Victor Highschool, I was always well aware of how much Victor loved Gin. Even those you would least expect to know him, had nothing but great things to say about him. My favorite summers of high school were the summers I spent on the UofR campus with Gin. Gin quickly shifted from just a family friend to my partner in crime. We lived on campus, meaning we spent all day together for 3 weeks, and as you may think that could get annoying, it was the most fun ever. Gin was very confident and friendly, and the ease at which he made friends was admirable. He was a class clown, but while making everyone laugh, he always affirmed his ambitions in a career in medicine. Ginikachi, It deeply saddens me that we could not see you live out these dreams and continue to positively impact the lives of those surrounding you. But we know you are in a better place now in heaven. We thank God for the warmth you brought to everyone on earth and we thank God that we will continue to feel your warmth on us from up above. -Miriam Ibezim

Posted by Miriam Ibezim on February 19, 2024

University of Rochester Mini-medical school summer program "Prom"

Posted by Miriam Ibezim on February 19, 2024

Ginakachi was always someone that lit up a room. Growing up together and he being close to my family and my cousins from Ogwa blessed me with the opportunity to see that light all the time while he was on this earth . As kids, he was someone with so much optimism and positivity. He believed he could do anything and had that same belief in me. “Vince, you are great at this , at that ,,,,.” He would also say that he would be an orthopedic doctor like his uncle. So many indellible golden memories of us playing basketball, sleeping over, and traveling together. I took Gin like a younger brother and I saw so much potential in him. Even as we grew older, I began to see that his light didn’t just spread on me but on others, too. While attending University of Rochester summer STEP programs as High school students , Gin was always a joy to be around and gave many people as myself great moments to smile . In the past few months , we were able to get dinner together, play Fifa, take a walks around the city , play pick up basketball , and attend my university’s intramural games. My other friends also always wanted Gin around because others also saw that light Gin brought with his imposing personality . I am very sad that Gin is no longer here to share that light again, but I will always still keep in my memory the good moments we shared together and I believe you continue to shine in heaven. Adieu , Gin ! - Vince Ibezim

Posted by Vincent Ibezim on February 19, 2024

Posted by Vincent Ibezim on February 19, 2024

Tribute to Nwokeike! How dare you o death, snatch Ginikachi away from us? 😭😭😭 Nwokeike, your sudden disappearance is strange, It's shocking, unfortunate, and unbelievable. The entire family of Onyike Ajaero is still mourning the untimely demise of your mom, just a few months back. As if that is not enough pain. You, a jobless thief, called death. How dare you come back to cause confusion in my family? In fact, somebody should wake me up from this dream it's not happening 😭😭😭 If I visit your dad in the hospital and he says call O Koike, who will I call? Who will smile beautifully to him and console him for your mom's death? 😭😭😭 Ginikachi, you are an old soul. A kind gentleman. You found a job for me without request. Here, I am still waiting for you to process it. Nwokeike, you have so much value for others. You called me on Monday, January 13, 2024. You raised a number of valid points. You wanted us to travel to Africa to do a family reunion. You wanted to know about your numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. I was nodding my head in agreement to the sweetest conversation ever . Then you said I should make Okra soup for you that you wanted to spend the weekend with us so we could go together to the hospital to visit your dad. By Thursday, we had already started calling you because your little cousins, Adanna, Ugo, and Chi-Chi, became curious. We waited and waited, called several times without replying. 😭😭😭 The unbelievable sad news came on Saturday. Where are you, Nwokeike? Oyiri Nna ya! What will I tell your dad when I visit him in the hospital? Who will smile beautifully well to your dad and console him? How can I face your dad to tell him this unheard of news? Who will continue Onyike's generosity? O Koike, your Okra soup is getting cold. How can I come to terms with reality that you are no more? Nwokeike, if you're no more, why do you keep coming to me? you said you gonna tell me something if I stop crying. I'm quiet and calm now. So, I'm all ears. My father, Ezinna Godfrey Njoku Adjaero, of the blessed memories, had always said that the will of God must be done. So, good night, Ginikachi! Good night, oyiri Nna ya Good night, Nwokeike!!! 😭😭😭 We shall meet to part no more. 😭😭😭 May God Almighty rest you with the Saints. Amen!

Posted by Dr. Mrs. Jenevive Chinyere Odanwu on February 18, 2024

Group Video Call in 2023

Posted by Dr. Mrs. Jenevive Chinyere Odanwu on February 18, 2024

Our Precious pearl lives on. No words can express how I am feeling right now, but I'm sure only time can help me accept this situation and heal the tragic memory of such great loss of a hero. Ginika, you really radiated peace, love, empathy, goodness and mercy everywhere and every time. You were still a toddler when you came to Nigeria but your cheerfulness and smiles imparted positivity on the moods and countenance of everyone that came across your way. I wish grandpa, grandma and your mom had sent you back. Pray for your Dad, Chiazor and all of us. May your gentle soul continue to rest with the saints. Adeu care giver! Adeu Nwokoma!

Posted by Aunty Juliet on February 18, 2024

On the left is Nnanjo, Godfrey Adjaero. Onyike Adjaero carrying Nwokeike on his lap.

Posted by Aunty Juliet on February 18, 2024

I received the news of nwoeike’s death with grief ,though it’s the way all mortals shall go, but we all wish to exit when our bones are weak.I would have wished we had more time here on earth to exchange banters and share jokes are cousins but GOD almighty took you when he deemed it fit and by our doctrine no one can question GOD, as you have set out for the journey which all of us shall follow same route when it pleases our creator. I pray that GOD almighty who called you at this time shall accept your soul in his paradise adieu Nwokeike till we meet to part no more. Bye Nwokeike. Signed Your cousin Emeka odanwu.

Posted by Emeka odanwu on February 18, 2024

May your (fun-loving, kind and sweet) soul rest in perfect peace, amen.

Posted by Pam on February 18, 2024

Nwokeike!!! the only son of Engineer Camillus Onyike Adjaero, a beautiful soul, a remarkable cousin. You used to call me “mommy” when you came back to Nigeria with your daddy. I was looking forward to seeing you soon in Nigeria only to hear this devastating news. It’s well! As we bid you farewell, we know that you spirit will forever dance in the gardens of eternity, leaving a trail of beautiful memories and a legacy of love. Rest in peace my blood! Rest in peace NWOKEIKE! Rest in peace Oparauku Nnaya! Mrs. Jane Okwuchi Ene for the Ene family.

Posted by Okwuchi Eneh. on February 18, 2024

May your soul rest in the bosom of our dear God. Rest on Ginika

Posted by Greg S Onwuegbuzie on February 18, 2024

I still have very vague memories of NWOKEIKE, Son of ONYIKE THE GREAT, my amazing “NICK-NAMESAKE” uncle...! He was slim and super curious if my memories please me, full of every drop of friendliness life had to offer...!!! As the eternal ancestral grace, courage and winds blew my cousin back to The American 🇺🇸 Dream, I thought, “maybe someday I’ll see you again, maybe soon, maybe.....!! *UNTIL MAYBE NEVER....!!”* NWOKEIKE you were the one who took-up everything beautiful from your father ONYIKE ADJAERO...! You were the one who always calls everyone and checks up on them.. You make sacrifices for people and situations even when it wouldn’t benefit you immediately, even ever....!! I still remember how we reconnected as adults about 3 years ago...!! I chatted you up on WhatsApp and you went to a family group and asked “DOES ANYONE KNOW HIM” or something to that effect... I was flustered, I attacked you, but your meek response revealed your unbridled innocence and unashamedly mocked my very affordable anger...!!! NWOKEIKE you were a most generous, kind, loving and accommodating brother...!!! You took other people’s issues as yours and tirelessly helped to solve their problems....!!! Your presence brought so many people together and cleared many barriers.... Your death is a loss so painful to face and accept... Heaven gained a prince and earth had fewer good men the day you passed on bro... Rest on amazing soul and may we live all the lessons your life taught us....!! Till the day we meet again, I pray ÓZÓÈMÈNÀ...!! Rest on GINIKACHI ADJAERO...

Posted by Buchi Odanwu on February 18, 2024

Posted by Buchi Odanwu on February 18, 2024

Tribute to Nwokeike! How dare you o death, snatch Ginikachi away from us? 😭😭😭 Nwokeike, your sudden disappearance is strange to us. It's shocking, unfortunate, and unbelievable. The entire family is still mourning the untimely demise of your mom since late last year, as if that is not enough pain. How dare you, a jobless thief, cause confusion in my family? In fact, somebody should wake me up from this dream it's not happening 😭😭😭 Who will bury us? If I visit your dad in the hospital and he says call O Koike, who will I call? Who will smile beautifully to him and console him for your mom's death? 😭😭😭 Ginikachi, you were an old soul. A kind gentleman. You found a job for me without request. Here, I am still waiting for you to process it. You wanted us to travel to Africa to do a family reunion. You wanted to know about your numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. You called me and asked to make Okra soup for you that you wanted to spend the weekend with us so we could go together to the hospital to visit your dad. We waited and waited, called several times without replying. O death! Little did we know that you suddenly passed. 😭😭😭 Our mouth is agape with more questions than answers. Where are you, Nwokeike? Oyiri Nna ya! Nwoke Oma! It's hard to say goodbye Good night, Ginikachi! May God Almighty rest you with the Saints. Amen!

Posted by Dr. Jenevive Odanwu on February 18, 2024

Tribute to Nwokeike Ginika Adjaero Nwokeike, the world won't be the same without you. You may have left us, but your memories never will. A river of tears won't bring you back, but my thoughts are forever with you. Till we meet to part no more. Rest in Peace my dear cousin Nwokeike! Your Dear Cousin, Lina Ujunwa Odanwu

Posted by Lina Ujunwa Odanwu on February 18, 2024

A Tribute to an Unforgettable Soul My dear beloved cousin, Ginikachi “Nwokeike” (like your father foundly called you) you left an indelible mark on all of us, a legacy of love and friendship that will continue to live on in our hearts and our memories. We all fell in love with you the first time we met you when you were 3 years old when you came back to Nigeria with your dad, my beloved Uncle Cammy. Meeting you again after so many years as a teenager, renewed the love. Nwokeike, you were your Father’s Son, a true reflection of Onyike. Your kind and gentle attitude. The way you were always interested in knowing who everyone was. The way you always smiled and asked for clarifications when something was confusing, the way you always wanted to hear stories about everyone. You were all about family. You were excited to come visit us in the city and spend time with us. You wanted to have a family reunion so you can meet everyone again. I am still working on the reality that it will never happen again. There will never be a knock on the door and when I open it, I’ll see my gentle giant Cousin, Ginika. Ginikachi meaning (what is greater than God) as your name clearly begs the question; “what is greater than God?” My response is “nothing”. Nothing is greater than God. God gave you to our family and has taken you back. Who are we to question God. You were an extraordinary person, a beautiful soul and a remarkable cousin. As much as it hurts, we say goodbye with broken hearts. Goodbye Nwokeike! Adieu Ginikachi! Adieu Nwa na enweghi nsogbu! Adieu Nwa wu Nnaya! Till we meet again May your gentle soul rest in peace! Chizoba Okwor Esq.

Posted by Chizoba Okwor on February 18, 2024

It's hard to believe you're gone, Ginikachi. You had so much life ahead of you and all I can do now is surrender to our omni scient God. May God grant you eternal rest. Chiazokam, may our good Lord grant you the strength to keep going in the midst of this unimaginable tragedy.

Posted by Vighter on February 17, 2024

Ginika’s name means, “What is greater than God”. Ginika demonstrated a strong quest for knowledge of and reverence for the “Master”. He readily accepted a leadership role in our prayer group. His scriptural interpretation often was intuitive . He was in midst of pursuing a nursing career helping others. Ginika was like an oak sapling ,cut before it could become a towering tree. God bless you! Ginika, the world and I already miss you

Posted by Uncle “P”aul on February 15, 2024

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