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
03-18-2020 Deputy Ronald Moody – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
03-31-2020 Lieutenant Charles “Buzz” Guyer – Retired Brighton Police Department
04-01-2020 Officer Joseph Rozzi – Retired Brockport Police Department
04-03-2020 Officer Charles Yannello – Retired Rochester Police Department
04-08-2020 Trooper Thomas DePrez – Retired New York State Trooper
05-15-2020 Officer Liborio “Bud” Ventimiglia – Retired Irondequoit Police Department
05-16-2020 Sergeant John Grande – Retired Rochester Police Department
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 www.tunnel2towers.org
Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home.
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Sergeant David Druzynski
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lieutenant Charles “Buzz” Guyer
Charles “Buzz” Guyer Jr. passed away on March 31st at home with his family by his side. He was 81 years old. He is survived by his wife Randi, daughter Lindsay and her husband Ignacio, sons Charles F. Guyer III, Brett, and Christian, his sister Nancy, and brother Bill, 7 grandchildren, other extended family, and many friends.
Buzz retired as a Lieutenant from Brighton Police Department in New York. After moving to Florida, he continued his career at Melbourne Police Department as a Training Coordinator and Crime Analyst for 20 more years before retiring.
Family first, sailing second. Per his wishes, his ashes will be scattered in the ocean. No services planned at this time.
“Live your life in such a way that when you leave it, earth will cry and heaven will smile.”
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Officer Joseph Rozzi
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at age 45. Predeceased by his grandparents, Andrew and Virginia Passafiume, Herman and Filomena Rozzi. He is survived by his daughters, Kylie, Makenzie and Taylor, mother, Mary Devine (Robert Christopher); father, Richard (Debbie) Rozzi; brother, Rich (Kristi) Rozzi; loving companion, Annette Lainson; nieces and nephew, Isabella, Luci and Nicholas; many uncles, aunts and cousins.
No prior calling. A Memorial Mass for Joseph will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Rochester, at a later date.
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Officer Charles Yannello
Charles passed away suddenly on April 3, 2020 due to complications from the COVID-19 virus.
He is predeceased by his wife Rosemary, parents John & Frances, and his brother John.
He is survived by his beloved, wife Diana (DeeDee), his children Chuck (Chris), Lori (Mark) Alaimo, extended children Tracy Sulli, Jodee (Dan) Laganello, Joseph (Gina) Carra, and Danielle (Marty) Krentz; grandchildren Mark & Justin Alaimo; extended grandchildren Nicholas, Alyssa, Johnny, Angelo (Maddie), Diana, Michael, Tiffany (Dan) , Joey, Giana, Cooper, Victoria,Nicholas and Arica (Peter); extended great-grandchildren Dominic, Joey Cristal, Brooklyn, and Baylee.
Chuck and DeeDee had one blended family and he was loved as a father and grandfather by the whole bunch! Chuck served in the Army and traveled all over Europe. He was a 20-year veteran of the Rochester Police Department and a member of the Police Locust Club.
Chuck was an avid reader, loved to play cards, tell stories, build or fix anything and was always willing to help anyone whenever asked. The most joy Chuck had was being home with his precious DeeDee and surrounded by his family.
The family will be having a Memorial Mass to be announced at a later time.
A special Thank You to the staff and nurses at Kirkhaven Nursing Home for the great care and compassion they showed to Chuck.
Please no flowers. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Chuck’s memory (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105)
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Trooper Thomas DePrez
April 8, 2020. Thomas is survived by his wife of 56 years, Irene; daughters, Sheri (Doug) Seitz and René (Chris) Carey; grandchildren, Jaymi Seitz, D.J. (Shauna) Seitz, Colin Carey; great-grandchildren, Rhyan, Braelyn; siblings, Gene (Patty) DePrez, Jim (Nancy) DePrez, Deb (Bruce) Campbell; many nieces and nephews.
Tom is a retired NYS Trooper. He was a driver for the Wegman’s family in retirement.
A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Private Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association (Rochester) Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA, 02241-7005.
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Officer Liborio “Bud” Ventimiglia
He is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of sixty-four years Elizabeth, and brother, Leonard.
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Sergeant John Grande
Webster – Born July 4, 1942 and passed away May 16, 2020 at age 77. Predeceased by his parents Anthony Grande and Teresa Keating. Survived by his beloved wife of 56 years Erika (Bendel) Grande, his sons Paul (Laura) Grande and Anthony (Brenda) Grande; his grandchildren Erika Grande (Eric Wright), Heather (Adrian) Tardy, John Grande, Matthew and Zachary Epolito, Samantha and Elisa Grande; great-grandchildren Lily, Aria, and Charlie; his sisters Angela Alloco, Mary Ann Grande and Patricia (David) Malta, many nieces and nephews.
John was a proud US Army veteran, a retired Sergeant with the Rochester Police Department and a Special Agent in charge of New England with the Department of Labor.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, John’s burial will be private at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and a Memorial Mass will be announced when restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice.
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