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 Sheriff’s Office
05-27-2021 Sergeant Joseph Genier – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
06-15-2021 Sergeant Richard Sterling – Retired Rochester Police Department
08-13-2021 Officer Peter Folino – Retired Rochester Police Department
08-13-2021 Officer Richard DePalma – Retired Rochester Police Department
08-26-2021 Lieutenant Charles Koerner – Retired Rochester Police Department
09-04-2021 Deputy David Gerew – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
09-06-2021 Detective Sam Farace – Retired Rochester Police Department
09-16-2021 Sergeant Prisco D’Angelo – Retired Rochester Police Department
09-29-2021 Detective Roland Ferrari – Retired Rochester Police Department
10-06-2021 Sergeant Daniel Fritz Woods – Retired Rochester Police Department
10-09-2021 Investigator Sergeant Michael McCarthy – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s
10-09-2021 Sergeant Kenneth Howard Rowe – Retired Rochester Police Department
10-11-2021 Detective Vincent Gallo – Retired Rochester Police Department
10-20-2021 Corporal Fred Lennon – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
10-28-2021 Lieutenant Charles Horvath – Retired Rochester Police Department
10-30-2021 Sergeant Paul Sucher – Retired New York State Police
11-28-2021 Investigator Sergeant Joseph Marhatta – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s
12-03-2021 Investigator Richard Dailey – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s
12-07-2021 Rochester Police Department’s Chaplain Father Thomas Wheeland
12-22-2021 Deputy Gordon “Gordy” Williams – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s
Officer 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 falvofuneralhome.com.
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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.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.youngfuneralhomeny.com.
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Detective 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.
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Officer 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
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Officer Donald Agnello
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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Officer Thomas Walsh
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.
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Deputy John Gardner
Honor Flight Rochester, Inc.
PO Box 23581
Rochester, NY 14692
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Captain Charles Price Jr.
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Deputy Louie Leone
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
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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.
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Officer Peter Folino
Peter Paul Folino passed away after a long and well-lived life. Predeceased by his wife Julia, daughter Regina, and grandson Vincent Paul Cooper.
Survived by his daughters Paula Peters Marra (Frank), Cheryl Cooper (Steven), and Wendy Frongetta (Tony), nine grandchildren and 16 (soon to be 17) great-grandchildren.
As a teenager, he traded work for flying lessons which fueled his love for aviation. He co-piloted a plane for his 88th birthday celebration.
He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and Marine Corps. He had a lifelong love and respect for all things military. Semper Fi!
He was a lifetime resident of Rochester and a retiree of the Rochester Police Department. We loved hearing his many stories about walking his beat on the West side back in a time very different from today.
Gratitude to the wonderful care he received at St. Ann’s, for his loving caregivers Barb and Patty and the rest of the caring staff on the 8th floor. They remembered “no mayonnaise.”
Family will receive friends 5 – 8 PM Thursday, August 19, 2021 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 6 Empire Blvd. His Graveside Service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, August 20, 2021 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 2461 Lake Ave.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Honor Flight Rochester or Golisano Children’s Hospital.
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Officer Richard DePalma, Sr
DePalma, Sr., Richard S. “Dick The Hair”
Irondequoit: Friday, August 13, 2021 at age 88. Predeceased by his son, Richard, Jr. on the same day due to Covid, brother Robert, parents Salvatore and Mayme DePalma, many aunts, uncles, and cousins Dennis and Michael DePalma. Also predeceased by our beloved Nana: Romilda Monacelli DePalma Cardone. Dick is survived by his SO Sherry, nephews Salvatore DePalma, Robert DePalma, niece Luann DePalma Romeo and families. Also survived by cousins Lawrence DePalma (Kathy) and Wendy DePalma Riesenberger (Bill) and families.
Dick was a veteran of the Marines and Coast Guard and served aboard ship during the Korean War. Dick retired from the Rochester Police Department after 20 years of service, and then moved to Las Vegas with his brother Bobby. They spent many happy years there. Dick loved animals, especially orange cats and leaves behind “Rusty”, his beloved pet. Dick returned to Rochester to live the last three years of his life with his son, Richard S. DePalma Jr. who was devoted to caring for his Dad. Dick and Richard Jr. lived together on earth, relied on each other daily and left to be together eternally the same day.
Friends are invited to meet the family Monday, September 20, 1:00 pm at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for his Graveside service. Memorials may be directed to Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.
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Lieutenant Charles Koerner
Charles L. Koerner “Chick”
Webster: August 26, 2021. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Bonnie; His children Michael (Robin) Koerner, Karen (Steve) Lucey, Mark (Deb Leahy) Tucker, Jeff (Lana) Baker & Jim (Tracy) Baker; adored Grandchildren Justine, Samantha, Owen, Shyloh & Liam and Great-granddaughter Gabriella; his Sister Kathleen and many dear friends. Chick lived a full life devoted to his family, friends and community.
He served 38 years in the Rochester Police Department in various sections and units as tactical Unit Officer, Commanding Officer, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant; Clyde Police Chief; and Director of the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy sharing his knowledge with upcoming recruits.
Calling hours MON 3-7 pm at Falvo Funeral Home, 1295 Fairport Nine Mile Pt. Rd. (Rte. 250) Webster. Please join the family for service TUES 10:30 am at St. Ambrose Church, 25 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609. Private entombment in White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at t2t.org in his memory.
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Deputy David Gerew
Greece, NY: David R. Gerew passed away with family close by his side, September 4, 2021. David is predeceased by his father, Gerald Gerew; mother, Marion Gerew DeWitt; sisters: Celia Goforth, Patricia Colangelo; Jean Stover and Shirley Lombardo; brother, Edward Gerew. He is survived by his sister, Judi (Don) Benham; sister-in-law, Judi Gerew and many loving nieces and nephews.
David served his country proudly, as well as his community, in the United States Airforce. He is a Vietnam Veteran and a retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy. He loved helping people at any time working as a driver for the State Farm Help Truck 103. Member of the American Legion Riders Greece Post 468 and the Patriot Guard. Proudly worked with the Rochester Americans Hockey Organization, former bus driver. Dave was noted for his extra firm handshakes and his bear hugs, which will surely be missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VA Outreach Center or Monroe County Sheriffs Foundation, in his memory.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 13th at 11am at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane, Greece. Burial immediately to follow Falls Cemetery.
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Detective Sam Farace
Gates: Monday, September 6, 2021, at age 95. Predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary (Pizzo) Farace; parents, Michele and Maria Faraci (Farace), father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sam and Josephine Pizzo, brothers and sister-in-law, Louis Farace & Michael (Hazel) Farace; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Anne DiSarra, and Frank & Mary Pizzo.
He is survived by his children, Tom (Melanie) Farace & Joy (Rick) Ott; grandchildren, Jennie Farace and Jessie (Jason) Dangle, Michael (Kaylie) Ott, David (Kelsey) Ott and Brian Ott; great grandson, Easton Dangle; sister and brothers -in-law, Grace (Eddie) Turner and Louis DiSarra; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Sam was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He served in the military (Army) and had a 25-year career as a Detective with the Rochester Police Department, working in the area of juvenile justice, retiring in 1984. Sam received many awards and accolades over his years of service and was selected as Youth Officer of the Year in 1983 by the State of NY Police Juvenile Officers Association for his extraordinary dedication to the youth of the city. He also served on the board of the Juvenile Detention Center in Industry NY. After retirement, as a snowbird in Greenacres FL, he worked with the West Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office as a Citizen Observer Patrol volunteer.
Friends may call Friday, from 3:00- 6:00 pm at DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Rd., Gates. On Saturday, September 11, all are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 9:30 am in St. Theodore’s Church, 168 Spencerport Road. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, 1 West Main St., Rochester, NY 14614 or Wilmot Cancer Institute, 300 East River Road, PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627 in his memory.
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Sergeant Prisco D’Angelo
Greece: September 16, 2021. Prisco is predeceased by his wife, Mary Jo (Pecoraro) D’Angelo; siblings, Anthony, Samuel, Vera Tiberio & Rosemary Gallo. He is survived by his children, Patty (Joe) Scarlata, Mark D’Angelo & Paula D’Angelo; grandchildren, Joey Prisco, Mark Samuel & Matthew Paul; several nieces & nephews.
Prisco’s life story will be shared during visitation, 4-7 PM on Tuesday, September 21st at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 AM on Wednesday at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Private interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY.
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Detective Roland Ferrari
ROCHESTER – Passed away peacefully on September 29, 2021. Predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline; brother, Frank; sisters, Joanne & Elizabeth. Roland is survived by his children, Roland, David, Kim Ferrari Bush, Karen Arce; grandchildren, Mara, Kelly, Zachary (Leonela), Ashlee, Jordan, Jiana, Jacqlene; great-grandchildren, Nina, Carter & Santino; sisters, Marlene Ferrari, Margaret Lepiane, MaryAnn Kregal, Alberta (Richard) Francis; sister-in-law, Nina Ferrari; several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Elderwood Nursing Home and his special friend Morganne Otte.
No prior visitation. Roland’s funeral service will be held on Monday, October 4th, at 11 am at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester NY 14626. Private interment.
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Sergeant Daniel Fritz Woods
Daniel “Woody” Fritz Woods of Bloomfield and Rochester, passed away on October 6, 2021 at the age of 66 after a short fierce battle with pancreatic cancer.
Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Marianne Woods; sister, Barbara (Arthur) Swamp. Survived by his partner in crime and in life, Lisa Storer and children, Dr. Joshua (Aaron Romel) and Justin Woods; children of Teresa Woods: Michelle (Jeffrey) Gallinger and Christopher (Nicole Panipinto) Woods; grandchildren: Valerie and Corinne Gallinger; siblings: Kitty (Michael) Kolozvary, Alfred (MaryAnn) Woods and Billy (Tacy) Woods; nieces and nephews: Anne and Catherine Castrechino, Michael (Elizabeth Arthur) Kolozvary, Abagail and Evan Arthur, Jennifer Taskan, Adrianna, Alessandra and Adam, and Frank Woods, and John and Nikkie Woods.
Dan was an avid outdoorsman, swooping down the ski hills at Bristol or Gore Mountain in the winter, and chasing the golf ball at Park View during the summer. He loved camping, hiking and kayaking. He loved being a ski instructor at Bristol Mountain, helping to get countless beginner skiers to enjoy the sport. He was always looking for new recipes or things to make on the grill. He was a sergeant in the Rochester Police Department from 1977 -2002, and then was a public safety officer at RIT.
The most important thing to Dan was his family. He supported his children in any path they chose in life, and loved the holidays when extended family would just spend time together. He will be dearly missed by so many people whose lives he touched.
Friends and family may call between the hours of 3:00 & 7:00pm on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. 3325 Winton Road South. The Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the All Seasons Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road.
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Investigator Sergeant Michael McCarthy
Greece: Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the age of 74. Predeceased by his parents, George and Ginny. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; sister, Lynne McCarthy; daughters, Michelle (Nathan) Phillips, Heather (Chris) Dutko, Nicole (Cale) Litolff, Lindsay (Todd) Ellsworth, Jessica Ellsworth; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many dear friends and colleagues. Mike proudly served at the MCSO for 22 years retiring as Investigator Sergeant. Mike also worked for the Kodak NASCAR Team, finishing out his career with Genier Security and the local courts. He was a true gentleman who loved his family and always put others before himself.
His family will receive friends Wednesday, October 13, 1:00 – 4:00pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Per Mike’s request please join his family at 4:30 PM at O’Loughlins on St. Paul Blvd. to continue the celebration of his life. Memorials may be directed to U of R Hospice or Golisano Children’s Hospital.
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Sergeant Kenneth Howard Rowe
Kenneth Howard Rowe, age 75, of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Kenneth was born June 22, 1946. Loving partner of Carolyn Stewart. Beloved father of Jason Rowe, and Jennifer Rowe. Cherished grandfather of Emilia Rowe, Lillian Rowe, Silas Rowe (Jason), and Gage Decker (Jennifer). Loving brother of George (Cindi) Rotolo. Loving uncle of Ann Rotolo and Michael Rotolo. Kenneth is predeceased by his mother Dorothy Joy.
Kenneth was part of many organizations such as the Blue Knights Motorcycles, Emerald Society, Rochester Police Locust Club. He served many years at the Rochester, New York Police department.
A memorial visitation for Kenneth will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913, followed by a memorial service from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
In lie of flowers please make donations to the South Wedge Food Program at 620 Park Avenue PMB 350, Rochester, NY 14607.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.leememorialparkfuneralhome.com for the ROWE family.
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Detective Vincent Gallo
Irondequoit: Unexpectedly on October 11, 2021, at age 88. Predeceased by his wife Virginia, his parents Louis & Mary, and his sister Jean. Survived by his children Marie Doty & Lorraine Saulsbury; Grandchildren Michael (Tracy) Doty & Steven Doty; Great-granddaughter Kelly Grey Doty; Sister, Margaret Finaldi; beloved companion Dolores Mauro and her children; many dear nieces and nephews.
Our father was a very thoughtful, caring, giving, person with a heart of gold. He served his country and community by serving in the US Army and was a detective with the RPD for many years. He was the youngest to retire at age 42, in 1976. Continuing to support his community, Vince started two businesses with his wife Virginia. In the early days, his flower shop was in our garage on Arbutus Street, followed by his Travel Agency, Four Seasons Travel. Many knew him for being a diehard Yankee’s fan, his meticulous yard, and his love for his family. He was so happy to be alive to see his great-granddaughter, Kelly. He called her “Pupa”.
Vince’s legacy lives on through the countless lives he impacted. Vince will always be loved, never forgotten, and forever missed. He will always be in our hearts.
Calling hours THUR 10/14/21 from 4-8 pm at Falvo Funeral Home, 1395 N. Goodman St. On FRI 10/15/21, please meet the family for his Funeral Mass at 10 am in Peace of Christ Parish at St. Ambrose Church (Empire Blvd. @ Culver Rd.). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Vince’s memory to the Rochester Police Locust Club Scholarship Fund. You may contribute over the phone at 585-254-5410 or by mail at 1425 Lexington Ave. Rochester, NY 14606. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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Corporal Fred Lennon
Died peacefully at home on October 20, 2021 at age 74. Predeceased by his father, Raymond W. Lennon; mother, Lorraine B. Lennon; brother, Dennis E. Lennon. He is survived by his wife, Dian G. Lennon; children, Amy (Jeff) Flagler, Fred Lennon (Donna Zimmerman); grandchildren, Jacob Flagler, Jarrett Flagler, Julia Lennon, Hanna Bunger, Isabelle Bunger; dear family friend, Jodi Alexander. Fred was retired from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. He was a lifetime member/ Past Chief with 54 years of devoted service with the Churchville Vol. Fire Dept.
On October 20, 2021 at about 22:10 Chief Fred Lennon Sr completed his journey on this planet at home, peacefully, surrounded by his family. He was just shy of his 75th birthday and just completed 54 years of service to the Churchville Volunteer Fire Department. He spent his career at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office – Rochester, NY and upon retiring went to work guarding the federal building downtown. His last job was “Bull” in court for the Riga Town Court. I think he held every office at CFD except as President. He gave so much of himself to his wife, his kids, his grandkids and the community. He was instrumental in the completion of the new fire station. When he worked at the MCSO, he was detailed to Arthur Shawcross during his trial. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the fire service, especially on the west side that had not met him. If you didn’t meet him, you probably heard him as he was usually the guy answering up for Churchville when a call came in. He was the epitome of a fire chief and a fine example of a man. He genuinely cared for people, was funny, and was looking forward to the next thing like getting the FD’s website started – something he knew nothing about, but it got done. He was a proud man, his office is filled with memorabilia from his days here and the things he did. Rest in Peace now chief, Your watch has ended.
Fred’s visitation will be on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 4-8 pm at the funeral home, 21 S. Main St. Churchville. Interment will be on Friday October 29 at 10 am at Creekside Cemetery in Churchville. (Please meet at the funeral home at 9:30 am to go in procession to the cemetery). Donations may be made in Fred’s memory to the Churchville Vol. Fire Dept. 24 Washington St. Churchville, NY 14428.
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Lieutenant Charles Horvath
Charles John Horvath, affectionately named “Duke” by his father, went into the arms of our Lord at 2:22AM on October 28, 2021, after a tragic accident while working outside. He was surrounded by his daughters and grandchildren as he began his journey to Heaven. Duke was 91 years old and a long-time resident of Bradenton Beach. Duke was born in South Bend, IN on June 12, 1930. His father was killed in a motorcycle accident when Duke was 4 months old, so for the next six years he was raised by his two Hungarian grandmothers. Duke’s mother remarried in 1936 and moved to Hastings, NY where he grew up and graduated from Hastings High in 1948. He then went to work for General Motors in Tarrytown, NY and attended Westchester Community College. In 1951 he was drafted into the United States Army when the Korean War began. Duke did his basic training at Fort Dix, NJ and contracted measles which caused him to miss his ship to North Korea and be sent to Panama. For the next two years he served as corporal in the Army Military Police while stationed in the Panama Canal Zone. His time in the military gave him a lifelong deep sense of patriotism for his country. After his discharge from the Army, Duke worked as a land surveyor on the New York State Thruway. In April of 1954, Duke, in his own words, met “the love of his life.” On their first date he said, “You know Shirl, I’m not the marrying kind.” They were married five months later in North Tonawanda where he was surveying the Grand Island Bridge to Canada. The Horvaths were married 68 years, so I guess Duke WAS the marrying kind….. In 1957 when the NY thruway was completed and the country was in a bad recession Duke took a civil service test for law enforcement. Out of 365 applicants he placed #2 on the list. For the next twenty years Duke and Shirl raised their five beautiful daughters in upstate NY. Duke enjoyed his work in the Rochester Police Department and retired as police lieutenant. Duke and Shirl relocated to Bradenton Beach, FL in 1978. He worked in crime prevention for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department and as a security guard for the Longboat Key Club. Duke also had his own taxi business in the 1980’s called “Duke’s Island Taxi”. Duke had a deep love of hunting and being in the woods. He treasured his time hunting and fishing with his family and sharing the close feeling of camaraderie. One of his favorite places to be was in a tree stand, enjoying the peace of the woods and waiting to see what animals would come out. The girls share their father’s love of the outdoors, spending time fishing, hunting, gardening and hiking. He taught his wife, children and grandchildren how to throw a cast net, find and harvest crabs and clams. He loved watching westerns with his wife every day and reading Louis L’amour books every night. At 91 years old, he was still dedicated to physical fitness, working out at AMI Fitness with his friends. He was the most honest man you could ever meet–a confidant, teacher, role model and the anchor of our family. His legacy of laughter and unconditional love of family lives on through his wife and best friend Shirley; their five daughters, Charlene Panipinto (Frank), Shirl McGivney (Tim), Cheryl Cicero (Joe), Shari Horvath (John) and Chandra Horvath; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and relatives in a great big family. We will cherish our precious time with him forever. Please visit with us to honor Charles “Duke” Horvath 11:00AM,Monday, November 29, 2021 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 with a 1:30PM Graveside Services with Military Honors to follow at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241 Immediately following (approximately 4:30) Mission BBQ at a family home. Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. God Bless you all!
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Sergeant Paul Sucher
Ontario: Paul passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the age of 77. Paul was born on Friday, March 10, 1944 in Sodus, NY to the late Paul and Lillian “Barker” Sucher. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Barbara; daughters, Dawn (Michael) Gumina and Lori (Robert) Sucher; son, Kevin (Terri) Sucher; stepson Gordan (JoAnne) Barron; stepdaughter Rhonda (Scott) Morehouse; 9 grandchildren, 4 great granddaughters; extended family and friends.
Paul was a retired sergeant from the New York State Police, Troop E, where he had served for a period of 23 years. He was a former Town of Ontario Justice and a member of the Town of Ontario Fire Company. Paul was an avid golfer and he gave 100% to everything he did in life. He will be missed but fondly remembered.
Family and friends are invited to gather for a time of visitation on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1961 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY 14519. Funeral and committal services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Paul may be directed to the NYS Troopers PBA Signal 30 Benefit Fund, 48 Howard St., Albany, NY 12207/www.signal30.org, or the Wayne County Humane Society, 1475 County House Road, Lyons, NY 14489. To light a candle, leave a condolence, or to upload a photo please visit http://www.murphyfuneralservices.com.
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Investigator Sergeant Joseph Marhatta
November 28, 2021 at age 78. Predeceased by his daughter, Denise; parents, Earl & Josephine; sister, Norma Weekes. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara Marhatta; children, Joseph R. Marhatta, Lynn (Mark) Huber, Michael Marhatta; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.
Joe was a Monroe County Sheriff Detective SGT Retired. He was a District Attorney SGT Investigator Retired and he was a Monroe County Investigator with the District Attorney’s Office for 10 years. He was Past Commander with the Monroe County American Legion and Past Commander with the Ferris Goodridge American Legion Post 330.
Joe’s life story will be shared during his visitation on Sunday, December 5 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the funeral home, 15 West Ave. Spencerport.
His funeral mass will be on Monday December 6 at 10 am at St. Pius the Tenth Church (Chili Ave.). Interment in Pittsford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to Honor Flight Rochester, Inc. P.O. Box 23581 Rochester, NY 14692 or www.honorflightrochester.org/donations.
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Investigator Richard Dailey
Richard M. Dailey was born on July 4, 1934. He passed away on December 3, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 87.
Predeceased by his parents George Dailey and Betty Fox.
Survived by his loving partner of 22 years, Joyce Noto. Also survived by his brother George Dailey.
Richard served in the United States Marine Corps and was discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He then went on to join the MCSO where he achieved the rank of Investigator. He retired from the MCSO and was employed by Eastman Kodak as head of security.
Upon retiring from Eastman Kodak he moved to Florida with his partner Joyce. Richard was a member of ARPALER.
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Chaplain Father Thomas Wheeland
The very beloved Rev. Thomas H. Wheeland passed peacefully Dec. 7, 2021. He was born in Elmira on June 7, 1939. Father faithfully served the people of the Diocese of Rochester as a priest for 55 years, 35 of those as pastor of Holy Cross Church. He was ordained by Bishop James E. Kearney on June 4, 1966 and served as assistant pastor of Holy Rosary Parish from 1966 – 1970, at Christ the King Parish from 1970-1972 and Sacred Heart Cathedral from 1972 – 1982. His first and only pastorate began in 1982 at Holy Cross Parish in Charlotte where he remained a fixture until reaching senior status in 2017 and was Pastor Emeritus until the time of his death. He passionately served his parish and its school. Father also was the longtime chaplain of the Rochester Police Department as well as having been a board member for the Clergy Relief, Bishop Kearny School, and Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Father was predeceased by his parents, Anna and Daniel Wheeland, his sister Mary Catherine “Mimi”, his brother, Rev. Daniel J. Wheeland, his brother and sister-in-law, John F. and Jeanne. He is survived by his nephews, Daniel (Paola), and Thomas (Christine), his nieces, Jacqueline, Jennifer and Mary Elizabeth “Liza” (Mark) Luhmann, great nieces and nephews, Daniel (Tara), Aurora, Matthew, Anna, Kate and Lucy and his great great niece and nephew, Penelope Mae and Otto James.
Father will lie in state at Holy Cross Church 4488 Lake Avenue Rochester, NY, Friday, December 10 from 2 pm – 7pm with an evening prayer at 7 pm. Father will lie in state at Sacred Heart Cathedral Saturday, December 11, 9 AM -10:30 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by the Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano will be Saturday, December 11th at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral. MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT BOTH CHURCHES. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Students at Catholic Schools are asked to wear their uniforms in honor of Fr. Wheeland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Father’s dear Holy Cross School 4488 Lake Avenue Rochester, NY. The services at Holy Cross will be live streamed at www.holycrossrochester.org and the services at Sacred Heart will be live streamed at www.cathedralcommunity.org
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Deputy Gordon Williams
Passed away on, December 22, 2021 at the age of 75.
Predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Helen Williams and his daughter, Dawn Rooker.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Kathleen Williams; son, James (Bonnie) Wharmby; grandchildren, Kevin (Amber) Smith, Chelsea (Brian) Gazzetta and Dylan Wharmby; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard (Linda) Williams, Paula Payne and Douglas (Florence) Williams; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Gordon retired from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and was active in most veteran’s organizations, especially the Marine Corps League and D.A.V.
Family will receive friends on Monday, January 3rd 4-7PM, at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Avenue.
Interment at White Haven Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to any veteran’s organization of your choice in Gordon’s memory.
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