ARPALER Members Last Roll Call 2021

01-13-2021 Officer Joseph Tudisco – Retired Rochester Police Department
02-14-2021 Officer Michael Tunley – Retired Rochester Police Department
03-03-2021 Detective Christopher Melito – Retired Rochester Police Department
03-09-2021 Officer Gerald Gentile – Retired Rochester Police Department
03-13-2021 Officer Donald Agnello – Retired Rochester Police Department
04-09-2021 Officer Thomas Walsh – Retired Rochester Police Department
05-01-2021 Deputy John Gardner – Retired Monroe County Sherriff’s Office
05-17-2021 Captain Charles Price – Retired Rochester Police Department
05-25-2021 Deputy Louie Leone – Retired Monroe County Sherriff’s Office
05-27-2021 Sergeant Joseph Genier – Retired Monroe County Sherriff’s Office
06-15-2021 Sergeant Richard Sterling – Retired Rochester Police Department

Joe Tudisco 3Officer Joseph Tudisco

Rochester – Passed away on January 13th, 2021 at the age of 97 yrs.old.

Predeceased by his former wife, Betty and grandson, Michael Tudisco.

Survived by his children, Patricia, Thomas (Nancy), Sharon and Joseph Jr. (Donna), 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

He was a Police Officer with RPD for 39 yrs. After retirement in 1986, he moved to Florida. Returned to Rochester in 2008.

He will be remembered for his smile, friendship and beautiful singing voice.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 20th from 4-7pm and Funeral Service Thursday 10:30 am, both at Falvo Funeral Home, 1395 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY. Interment White Haven Memorial Park. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. To share a special memory, please visit

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Officer Michael Tunley

Williamson:  Entered into rest on February 14, 2021 at age 73.

Predeceased by parents: George and Gertrude LaBelle Tunley; grandson: Nicholas Leach.

Mike retired from the Rochester Police Department after 20 years of dedicated service. He was avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed many vacations with his family.

Survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Muriel; children: Stacey (Brandon Donnelly) Burkhard, Lisa (Steve Spinelli) Tunley and Michael C. (Amy Miller) Tunley; grandchildren: Elizabeth (David) Britt, Whitney Vanderbrook, Katelyn Barse, Jacob Morahan, and Devon Tunley; great grandchildren: Tre, Jazelle, Olivia, and Spencer; brother: Christopher (Wendy) Tunley; sister in law: Barb (Jim) DeFisher; many extended family members and numerous friends.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at a later date.

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Chris MelitoDetective Christopher Melito

Christopher A Melito Sr, was born on December 6, 1928, and passed away on March 3, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his first wife Ann (Schiano) Melito, his second wife MaryAnn (Vespa) Melito and his siblings Mary Grande, Vincent Melito, and Connie Melito. Chris is survived by his children Tom (Melissa) Melito, Linda (Calvin) Hebert, Chris (Liz) Melito Jr, Mike (Betsy) Melito and his grandchildren Adam Hebert, Carissa Hebert, Alexandra (Stu) Ferguson and Elise Melito, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

He joined the Rochester Police Department and retired as Detective after a long and successful career and helped solve many cases during his 34 years with the RPD.

Chris was well-known for his trumpet playing and lifelong passion for jazz which made him a fixture in the Rochester music venues, where he developed friendships with many famous jazz musicians like Bobby Hackett, Ray Mosca, Chuck Mangione and Stan Getz.

The family would like to thank Chris’s neighbors for their many kindnesses to their father. The family is also grateful for the loving care offered to him by the staff at Hildebrandt Hospice Center.

The family will be holding a private interment service at Whitehaven Memorial Park.

Donations can be sent in his memory to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, c/o Rochester Regional Health Foundations, 330 Monroe Ave., Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14607.


Gerald GentileOfficer Gerald Gentile

Gerald C. Gentile was born on July 23, 1930.  He left this world on March 9, 2021.  Gerald leaves behind his loving wife, Louise (Masciangelo), his two sons, Peter(Debra) and  Anthony, six grandchildren, Alyssa & Erica, Jake, Justin, and Morgan Gentile.  He joins in heaven, his grandson, Nicholas Gentile. 

Jerry was a 1948 graduate of Edison Technical Institute.  He started his career at Eastman Kodak in 1949, where he worked for 9 years, prior to joining the Rochester Police Department in 1958.  He served the public as a proud member of the RPD for 22 years before retiring in 1980.  After his service with the RPD, he held various security positions for Eastman Kodak retiring once again in 1992.  Jerry had tremendous entrepreneurial spirit in business and developed and owned a product patent, which he solicited in the 1970’s. 

Jerry had various sporting interests that included boxing, handball, softball and racquetball.  He was also very involved in youth sports.  He coached and helped to mold, not only his two sons, but many other Fairport community boys in both baseball and football.  Jerry enjoyed watching his grandchildren in athletics and other various activities and always  supported all  of their efforts.  Jerry enjoyed watching his beloved Buffalo Bills, Sabres, and New York Yankees.  His passion for sports was passed onto his boys and often fostered by disguising trips to Major league Ball Parks as family Vacations.

Most importantly, Jerry was a tremendous family man and his love for his family was insurmountable. You could always catch him smiling and always knew he was happy when you heard his whistling.

A private memorial service will take place on Tuesday, March 16that 1:00 White Haven Cemetery in Pittsford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601


Donald AgnelloOfficer Donald Agnello

Ontario / Webster: – Born on November 8, 1944 in Rochester to Sarah & Emanuel Agnello. Don passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 13, at age 76. He is predeceased by his parents and wife, Joanne. He is survived by his children Tracie (Mike) Farrow, Jennifer (John) Landers, Christina Klauck, Donald (Katie) Agnello Jr.; brother Sam Agnello; grandchildren, Timothy, Lauren, Sophia, James, Joanne, Dominic, Jaina, Enzo & Eilie; close friends Nancy Sylver and Michael Blandino; and a large extended family.
Don proudly served in the Rochester City Police Department for 20 years; he maintained friendships with many of his fellow officers. He was a wonderful grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and cherished all his friendships.


Friends may call on Friday, March 19, 3:00 – 8:00 pm at DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Gates. On Saturday, March 20, all are invited to attend his Funeral Mass 9:30 am in St. Theodore Church, 168 Spencerport Road, where masks are required and social distancing protocols will be followed. Du to COVID-19 restrictions, entombment will be following at held privately.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to: Association of Rochester Police and Area Law Enforcement Retirees, Inc, 1425 Lexington Ave, Rochester 14606 in his memory.

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Thomas WalshOfficer Thomas Walsh

Tom is Predeceased by parents Alexander and Florence Walsh, brother John Walsh, daughter Patricia (John Kiernan) sons Alex (Helen), Roger (Sarah), John (Sue), granddaughter April Duemmel Brimacomb.
Survived by wife of 71 years Gwendolyn, daughters Debra (Timothy) Zimmerman, Susan Walsh, Elizabeth ( Jorge ) Ruiz, son Steven ( Debra ) Walsh, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren.
Tom was a Marine Veteran as well as a former Rochester Police officer which included assignments on the Scuba Squad as well as a Detective.

No prior calling hours. Services and interment will be held at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, NY.

In lieu of flowers friends may make contributions to The Rochester Police Locust Club, 1425 Lexington Ave, Rochester, NY 14606 in memory of Tom.


Deputy Jack Gardner

Deputy John Gardner

Jack Gardner 83, passed away peacefully on May 1st, 2021.  He is pre-deceased by his parents William and Irene Gardner, and his brother Bill.  He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Margaret, sister Cathy (James),sons John(Gabriela) and David(Marnie), his grandchildren Zayne(Leslie), John III, Maryn, Shay.  Jack also leaves behind his sister in law Barb and several nieces and nephews.
Jack was born in Montreal Canada, prior to his family settling in East Rochester, NY. Upon graduation, Jack joined the United States Marine Corps for six years.   He dedicated his career to law enforcement while pursuing his BS degree at Rochester Institute of Technology.  After a stint with the LAPD, he returned to Rochester to raise his family and to serve as a Monroe County Sheriff until he retired in 1985.
Jack will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, son, grandfather, and friend.  He touched many lives over his lifetime and will be sorely missed.
Donations in Jack’s memory can be made to:
Honor Flight Rochester, Inc.
PO Box 23581
Rochester, NY 14692


Charles PriceCaptain Charles Price Jr.

ROCHESTER, NY – May 17, 2021 US Army Veteran Mr. Price was born January 21, 1923 in Rochester, NY. He is the son of the late Charles Henry Price Sr. and the late Jennie Louise (Stevens) Price.
He was employed by Rochester Police Department in Rochester, New York as a Police Captain.
Predeceased by; his wife, Pauline D. Hill Price. He is survived by; his daughters, Renee Price (Michael Carmichael) and Charlene Price Scaife (Frank Scaife), and grandchildren, Frank Scaife Jr., Rebecca Scaife, Charles Scaife and Karen Scaife; and a host of cousins, other relatives, church family and close family friends.
Captain Charles Henry Price Jr. will lie in state Friday, May 21 from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 9 Shelter Street, Rochester, NY. Funeral Service to Celebrate his life will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 9 Shelter Street with Rev. Julius D. Jackson Jr. officiating. Interment White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, NY.
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MCSO Deputy Lewis LeoneDeputy Louie Leone

Pittsford: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at age 82. Predeceased by his parents,
Jerry & Clara Leone; brother Gerald; sister, Carol Randise and
brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Chuck & Chicky Tisa. Louie is survived by
his wife, Eunice France Leone, daughters, Leah (Jim) Whittle, Lynsey
(Jammie) Klejna; granddaughter Nichole Whittle; granddogs; many nieces and nephews and special nephew (son), Tommy.


Louie was a Marine Corps Veteran and a retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy, a long-time member of the Pittsford Volunteer Fire Department and Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association.

His family will receive friends Sunday, May 30, 1:00 – 5:00pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Services and Interment private.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Philip F. Profetta

Paul W. Harris Funeral Home | Serving Rochester, New York


Joseph Genier

Sergeant Joseph Genier

Honorable Joseph T. Genier

Irondequoit: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the age of 76. He is survived by his children, Joseph (Karen Gorodetzky) Genier, Nicole (Michael Criscuolo) Genier, Phillip (Marisa) Genier, and their mother, Barbara Genier; grandchildren, Sivan and Raz Genier, Chase Criscuolo, Revlie, Indie, Stori and Cully Genier; brothers, John and Phillip Genier; several nieces and nephews.

Joe is a US Army Veteran and was stationed in Germany in the late 1960s. He then went on to work for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (Road Patrol) as a Sergeant and member of the SWAT team for 20 years. During this time, he was heavily involved in the Community Service department of the Sheriff’s Office.

Joe has served as an Irondequoit Town Judge for the last 28 years and also was the owner of J.T. Genier Security Inc.

Living in Irondequoit for over 70 years, Joe has been a member of the Irondequoit Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and former Director of the I.A.A. Basketball.

His family will receive friends Wednesday, June 2, 3-8pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Friends are invited to meet the family Thursday, June 3, 10:00 am at St. Kateri at Christ The King Church for his funeral mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Sunset House, 3746 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14617.

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Sergeant Richard Sterling

Greece: Friday, June 18, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at age 85. Dick is predeceased by his beloved wife Joan, his daughter in law Sue, his parents Lafe, Frances, step mother Nellie, brothers Lafe (Mary Ann) and Paul (Irene). Dick is survived by his children Daniel, Eileen (Michelle), Mary (Nick) Himes, Michael (Lisa), Julie (Beth); grandchildren; Cassandra, Mary, Richard, Robert, Jessica, Michael, Teresa, Nicholas, Jackson, William; sister in law Eileen Daly SSJ, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Dick is a Korean War Veteran who served in Germany. Dick worked as a police officer and sergeant with the Rochester Police Department for 20 years and as the Director of Safety for Rochester Institute of Technology for 18 years. He was a member of the Men’s Club and an Usher at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. He and his family have been parishioners for 57 years. Dick met his wife Joan at Rochester Business Institute in 1958. He always said that this was the best thing he ever did – the love of his life.

Friends may call Friday (June 25th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday (June 26th) 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Dick’s memory.