It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Lacy Deforest Schless Rezek, 67. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 11, 2017, at the winter home she shared with her long time partner Neal MacDonald, in Incline Village, Nev.
Lacy was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on May 14, 1949, to Shirley and Robert Schless Jr. She grew up there until the age of eleven when she moved to Venice, Fla. She graduated from Venice High School, Class of 1967.
Prior to starting a family, she traveled the world with her then husband, Donald Rezek, living and working in the far reaches of the world including Morocco, Iran and Saudi Arabia. She was a lover of the world and traveling. She had a passion for learning and exploring; always saying she never really knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. She was a friend to many and brought joy to those around her. If you knew Lacy, you knew you were in for an adventure.
After having children, Lacy and Donald settled outside of Elizabethtown, N.Y., then Saranac Lake, N.Y. In her later years, she lived bicoastally with Neal MacDonald, spending her last summers enjoying the Adirondacks, living on Lake Titus, N.Y., and her winters in Incline Village, Nev.
As a school psychologist Lacy spent many years helping families in Saranac Lake, then the Lake Tahoe area, find help for their children with learning disabilities.
Lacy is survived by her two loving children: Samuel Rezek of Rochester, N.Y., and Alia Rezek and future son-in-law Jeffrey Anthony of Syracuse, N.Y.
Lacy is also survived by her three brothers: Beau Schless of Sudbury, Mass., Ely Schless of Ashland, Ore., and Peter Schless of Los Angeles, Calif.
Private memorial services will be held in the future at Lincoln Pond, N.Y., Venice, Fla., and Lake Tahoe, Nev. See Facebook page for further details. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory, upload photos or leave online condolences at
https://www.facebook.com/LacyRezekMemorial/. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Planned Parenthood.
"If there comes a time we can not be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." - Winnie the Pooh
Funeral services provided by La Paloma Funeral Services, 5301 Longley Lane, Suite E-180, Reno, NV 89511, 775-827-3700.
Published on March 20, 2017