ARPALER Members Last Roll Call 2020

01-01-2020 Officer Robert Burns- Retired Rochester Police Department
01-12-2020 Sergeant David Druzynski – Retired Rochester Police Department
01-17-2020 SAFIS Manager P. Scott Campbell – Retired Rochester Police Department & Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
01-30-2020 Sergeant Michael Lancer – Retired Rochester Police Department
02-10-2020 Investigator John Nicolosi – Retired Rochester Police Department

Robert Burns
Officer Robert Burns

Robert W. Burns Jr, 74, of Bonita Springs, FL, formerly of Rochester, NY, passed away at home on January 1, 2020 after a brief fight against pancreatic cancer. He was born on October 20, 1945 in Newark, NY, a son of Robert W. and Muriel (Norton) Burns.

Bob retired from the Rochester Police Department. He spent the majority of his 24 years on the force with the Evidence Technicians Unit, a job that he loved and took pride in. He attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology. Following his retirement from RPD, he began his own business of Accident Reconstruction. He also developed a gift for photography and enjoyed capturing the beauty of the birds and nature of Florida.

Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jo Ann Gifford Burns; his daughter, Tiffany Colleen Burns; his sister Linda Burns Santino and her husband Joseph. Bob was predeceased by his parents and his brother-in-law, Steven Gifford.

Services will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. Those wishing may contribute in memory of Bob to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306 or

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Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home.


David Druzynski
Sergeant David Druzynski
Chili: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the age of 66. Predeceased by his parents, Leonard Druzynski and Helen Hellis. Dru is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Judy; his amazing children, Christy, David, Jr (Danielle), Michael (Daina); his beautiful grandchildren, Riley, Reagan; siblings, Rick (Sandy), Steve, Ronnie (Dawn), Gary (Tilly), Donna (Martin) and Sue (Ken); brother-in-law, Larry (Georgiann); numerous nieces, nephews, many close friends and his RPD family. Dru was a dedicated Sergeant with the RPD for 32 years before retiring, and loved his job. He also ran a successful remodeling business for over 40 years where he met many of his close friends. His family wishes to thank the amazing Doctors at RGH, especially the incredible nurses, techs and staff of 5500. His family will receive friends Friday, January 17th, 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Friends are invited to join the family Saturday, January 18th, 9:30 am at St. Stanislaus Church for his funeral mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 4043 Maple Road, Suite 105, Amherst, NY 14226. The family also requests that you honor Dru’s memory by donating blood and platelets to those in need and signing up for the National Marrow Donor Program.

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P Scott Campbell
P. Scott Campbell

Passed away on Friday, January 17th 2020 with some family at his side. He was predeceased by his wife and soulmate of more than 41 years, Sandy Campbell; parents Anita and Pierre (Pete) Campbell; Aunt Marion Carpenter and mother-in-law, Anne Dolinic. Scott is survived by his daughter Kimberly (Daniel) Sile, son Scott (Liane) Knapp; grandchildren, Aaron Sile and Taylor (Luke) Trowbridge, Riley Knapp; also by many cousins, god-children and hundreds of friends, that he dearly loved and wanted to be closer to.

Scott loved music and enjoyed playing his keyboards or the organ for others, until hand tremors and arthritis prevented him from doing so. He would say that playing music relaxed his soul. “P. Scott” was well known in the law enforcement community of New York State for his expertise in the world of latent and known fingerprint examinations, comparison and expert testimony. He worked on many high profile and serious cases in Rochester and Monroe Co.

Per P. Scott’s wishes, there will be no Funeral Services.


Michael Lancer
Sergeant Michael Lancer

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend passed away peacefully on January 30, 2020 at the age of 78, after a long illness. Mike was born in Rochester’s 19th Ward on February 2, 1941, the son of William and Madeline Lancer and brother to Kathy (Dan) Cholish, Timothy (Mary Jo), Patrick (Marge) and Ellen (Jim) Reitter. He graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. In 1965, Mike joined the Rochester Police Department, where he proudly served for 31 years. In 1965, he married the love of his life and best friend, Mary Lou Richardson and together raised their three children, Patricia (Kenneth) Duarte, Michelle (Daniel) Bryson and Michael (Melissa LeBlanc). He adored his grandchildren, Annie and Addie Bryson and Caroline and Jack Duarte. Throughout his life, Mike was a member of the Rochester Locust Club and the Association of Rochester Police and Area Law Enforcement Retirees (ARPALER), St. Thomas the Apostle Church and Lakeshore Country Club. Mike loved his Rochester Police Department brothers and sisters, the City of Rochester, the Town of Irondequoit, his street, his porch, the Buffalo Bills and the Chicago Cubs. More than anything else, he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, preferably over a good meal, and following their pursuits and interests as they make their way in the world. A memorial mass will be held on Monday, February 3 at 9:30 am at St. Kateri at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, 4536 St. Paul Blvd. Interment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rochester Locust Club, ARPALER or Hildebrandt Hospice Center.


John Nicolosi
Investigator John Nicolosi
John Nicolosi of Port Saint Lucie, FL (formerly Rochester, New York) passed away February 10, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. John was born July 12, 1944 to John and Stella Nicolosi in Buffalo, New York.
John was living out his dream with family and friends as a retired Police Investigator of the Rochester Police Department.
John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia A. Nicolosi; sister Josie Ralleo; daughters Michele (Dominick) Satterlee, Melissa (Michael) Perkowski, Kelly (Paul) Harrer. Loving Papa of Rachele, Alexis, Samantha, Nicholas, Ryan, Stella and Delilah. Loving Great-Grandfather of Chantelle and Hailey. John loved all of his family and friends greatly.
Honoring John’s wishes, a funeral mass will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:30am at Holy Family Catholic Church, at 2330 SE Mariposa Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Blessed Sacrament Supper Program in Rochester, New York or The Pregnancy Care Center in Fort Pierce, Florida may be made in honor of John.
A memorial mass and celebration of life will be held in Rochester, New York by the family at a later date.