A memorial Mass was held on Thursday for 17-year-old Blake Cognota, who passed away January 12th after a courageous battle with cancer.
St. John of Rochester Church hosted a standing room only Catholic mass at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Fairport High School broadcast the service simultaneously for Fairport students and their families at the High School auditorium and gymnasium.
Many attendants were seen wearing a yellow 'Be Like Blake' ribbon in his honor.
The family made a point to express their thanks for all of the support given over the last year.
Blake was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma last February.
In the near future, a Memorial Scholarship Fund will be established in Blake's name.
Blake became a role model for strength. His self-created motto that all of us could benefit from listening to: Find Your Strong.