01-03-2022 Officer Philip Caramante – Retired Rochester Police Department
01-05-2022 Officer Johnny Smith – Retired Rochester Police Department
01-11-2022 Deputy Chief Charles Richardson – Retired Rochester Police Department
01-12-2022 Honorable Edmund Calvaruso
01-17-2022 Officer Sam Maletta – Retired Rochester Police Department
01-25-2022 Officer Henry Hermanowski – Retired Rochester Police Department
02-05-2022 Deputy Chief Frank Dovidio – Retired Irondequoit Police Department
02-25-2022 Sergeant James Sconfietti – Retired Monroe County Sheriffs Office
02-27-2022 Captain Arthur Reynolds – Retired Rochester Police Department
04-21-2022 Honorable Fred Gallina – Retired Judge & Arpaler Attorney
04-28-2022 Officer Paul Russo – Retired Rochester Police Department
05-14-2022 Deputy Chief Terrence Rickard – Retired Rochester Police Department
05-29-2022 NYS Trooper Daniel DeJohn – Retired New York State Trooper
06-18-2022 Officer Robert Stanton – Retired Rochester Police Department
06-20-2022 Captain Gary Printy – Retired Brighton Police Department
07-14-2022 Sergeant Robert Zachmeyer – Retired Rochester Police Department
07-21-2022 Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz – Rochester Police Department
07-30-2022 Officer David MacFall Jr. – Retired Rochester Police Department
08-01-2022 Officer Michael Barbarita – Retired Rochester Police Department
08-21-2022 Deputy Chief Fred Bell – Retired Rochester Police Department
08-27-2022 Sergeant Joseph Cumbo – Retired Rochester Police Department
09-06-2022 Sergeant Gregory Kelly – Retired Rochester Police Department
09-08-2022 Corporal Robert “Joe” Heslor – Retired Monroe County Sheriffs Office
09-12-2022 Deputy Leo DeLuca – Retired Monroe County Sheriffs Office
10-17-2022 Commander Timothy List – Retired Rochester Police Department
10-27-2022 Officer Clarence Fitch – Retired Rochester Police Department
11-08-2022 Grant Specialist Michael Bialaszewski – Retired Rochester Police Department
11-14-2022 Sergeant James Strauss – Retired Monroe County Sheriffs Office
12-18-2022 Detective Blaise DiNardo – Retired Rochester Police Department
12-28-2022 Officer Robert Zorn – Retired Rochester Police Department
Officer Philip Caramante
Rochester – January 3, 2022, at age 94. Predeceased by 1 brother & 3 sisters. Survived by 7 nieces and nephews.
Philip was a proud Army veteran, an RPD officer for over 27 years, and a member of Arpaler.
Services and interment held privately in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Arpaler- 1425 Lexington Ave. Rochester, NY 14606.
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Officer Johnny Smith
Johnny L. Smith was the sixth child born to the late A. R. and Bertha Lee Fletcher Smith on July 28, 1948 in Brandon, MS.
Johnny was baptized at Sylvarena M. B. Church and remained a member there until he moved from Mississippi. He began his formal education at Sylvarena Church School. After completing school at Sylvarena he attended McLaurin High School where he served as senior class president. He graduated from McLaurin High School in 1967.
After graduation, Johnny worked for J. W. Underwood & Companies in Jackson for several years. He left Mississippi and moved to Kansas City, MO for a short time before moving to Rochester, NY. Once in New York, he worked for Bausch and Lomb for five years before joining the Rochester Police Department where he served for 20 years. During his time on the police force he served as a uniform officer, DARE officer and recruiter for the police department. After retiring from Rochester Police Department, Johnny returned to Mississippi in 1995 and began working with his brother, Charlie, at Smith Funeral Supply and Monument Company, which later became Smith Mortuary. Once the brothers opened the funeral home, Johnny became a Licensed Funeral Director. After the death of Charlie, Johnny became the owner of Smith Mortuary.
Johnny was active in his church and in the community. He served on the Board of Directors of the Clinton Community Christian Corporation in various capacities for more than 20 years and was the recipient of the Liz Payne Top Volunteer award. Additionally, Johnny was the recipient of the Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Beacons Blaze Award for his many contributions to the Clinton community. As a member of Sylvarena M. B. Church, he served as a trustee and a member of the cemetery committee. In his leisure time, Johnny could be found on a fishing bank. He was a friendly person with an easy-going personality, and others enjoyed being around him.
On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Johnny traded his time on earth for his heavenly home. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charlie Smith and R. T. Smith; and sisters, Inez Smith Green and Verlean Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his sisters, Willie E. Smith and Lou Vatta Mayers of Brandon, MS; daughter, JoAnn (Taures) Jackson of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, Asia Smith Johnson and Jeremiah Jackson of Marietta, GA; nieces, Joyce Kersh of Brandon, MS, Sherri Smith of Jackson, MS, Paula (Neil) Lawson of Brandon, MS, and Connie Kersh of Baton Rouge, LA; nephews, Robert (Helen) Smith of Jackson, MS Dedrick Mayers of Roy, Utah and Cedric Smith of Clinton, MS; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Deputy Chief Charles Richardson
Charles Joseph Richardson (“Chuck”), age 93, of 466 Front St., Jamestown, died on January 11, 2022, at the Salamanca Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Chuck was born in West Bloomfield, New York, to Oliver Lysle and Berniece Jenkins Richardson. He was a member of the class of 1945 at Honeoye Falls High School. After leaving high school, he served briefly in the United States Maritime Service, then enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1946. He was honorably discharged in 1949.
After leaving the military, he moved around working various jobs until joining the Rochester Police Department in 1953. He had a long and distinguished career with the RPD rising through the ranks until retiring in 1985 as Deputy Chief – Administration. Early in his service with the Police Department, he was instrumental in developing the RPD Motorcycle Squad. As he rose through the ranks, he implemented many policy and procedural updates, some of which are still in place today.
While serving the City of Rochester, he attended numerous law enforcement education institutes including Indiana State at Bloomington, Indiana, Washington University, St. Louis, and the FBI National Academy. In 1964 Chuck was awarded a diploma in Police Administration from the Traffic Institute at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He was a member of the NYS Association of Retired Chiefs of Police, the Association of Rochester Police & Area Law Enforcement Retirees (ARPALER), and the Rochester Chapter of ASIS International.
Among his personal memberships were the American Motorcycle Association, the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center, the Chautauqua County Historical Society, and the Jamestown Rifle Club. He served on the boards of Daybreak Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Center, the John L. Norris Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Center in Rochester, and on the Chautauqua County Substance Abuse Council in Jamestown. He was a long-time member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Chuck’s greatest pastimes included riding motorcycles, a lifelong favorite, and playing his Allen organ. Two of his more memorable later life adventures include making a solo 4,000-mile round trip on his Kawasaki Vulcan to Albuquerque, NM at the age of 80 to visit family, and a year later taking a ten-day sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands with his sons. He had an all-encompassing sense of adventure and was patriotic.
When he moved to the Southern Tier in 1989, he immersed himself in volunteer service through RSVP, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, especially at the Chautauqua County Probation Department. Chuck was very spiritual, and he and his wife, Ginny, were involved with and embraced by members of the Seneca Nation of the Allegany area.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Alexander Richardson, whom he married August 5, 1989; sons, David (Wendy), Hemlock, NY, and Karl, Rio Rancho, NM; stepsons, Quentin Yeager, Jamestown, NY, and Eric Yeager (Sharon Daugherty), Palmyra, PA; grandchildren: Kenneth Charles Johnson (Abigail), Zachary Johnson, and granddaughter-in-law Larissa Vogel-Johnson, all of Portland, OR; Caleb Johnson (Hannah), Albuquerque, NM, Joshua Richardson, Rochester, NY, Matthew Richardson, Denver, CO, and Jade Richardson and Evan Richardson of Rio Rancho, NM; great-grandson, Skylar Johnson, Portland, OR; sisters-in-law, Mary Richardson, Warsaw, NY, and Agnes Richardson, Bergen, NY; and goddaughter, Gail Craig, Churchville, NY. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and by his adoptive Seneca Beaver Clan brother, Mark Printup, Steamburg, NY.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Hedy Guse Richardson; his daughter, Karen Jean Johnson; a grandson, Granger Johnson; his four brothers, Oliver Lysle, James Andrew, Thomas, and Donald William; and three sisters, Virginia Eygabroat, Margaret Besse Ayers, and Ida Grace Favata.
In lieu of flowers, Chuck requests that donations be made to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring Street, Jamestown, NY 14701, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Visiting hours will be held at the Lind Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 19th from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a short slideshow of Chuck’s life and an open mic period for brief sharing.
A celebration of life will be announced for a later date at First Congregational Church in West Bloomfield, NY.
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Honorable Edmund Calvaruso
Greece: Passed away January 12, 2022. Retired NYS Supreme Court Judge and Monroe County Surrogate Court Judge. He was a graduate of Aquinas Institute (’62), St. John Fisher College (’66) and St. John’s University Law School (’69).
The true measure of a man is not the treasure he has accrued not the awards he has received, but the footprints he has left in people’s lives. Ed walked through life leaving positive imprints on everyone he met. He looked to help others by lifting them up through mentoring, coaching, teaching and encouraging them to reach beyond what they thought they could do. Ed achieved this through volunteering in numerous community organizations, youth sports leagues, Italian community groups, church committees and political groups. He welcomed people with his engaging personality and took joy in his daily encounters with peers, family, friends and even strangers. Everyone was equal in his eyes.
During his celebrated legal career, Ed was responsible for digitizing the case management system for the Monroe County Surrogate Courts, a change that was later adopted statewide and greatly contributed to the efficiency and transparency of the court system. Ed also served his community as a Justice of Supreme Court for the 7th Judicial District of New York, working to expedite the disposition of cases and streamline proceedings of the court. In his time outside of work, Ed acted as an active member, lecturer, and board member for numerous organizations pertaining to the legal profession, educational institutions, and Italian cultural tradition.
Ed is predeceased by his parents Thomas and Angela Calvaruso; brother Francis (Annette) Calvaruso Esq.; father-in-law John Wheeler and infant nephew Aiden Wheeler. He is survived by his loving wife, Joanne (Wheeler) Calvaruso; children Andrea Esq. and Matthew Perron, Dr. Francine Calvaruso, Todd and Stephanie Calvaruso; grandchildren, TJ, Cody and Savannah Calvaruso; mother-in-law Carole Wheeler; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, beloved cousins and friends. A special thank you to the staff of ICU at Unity Hospital. Even while working under grueling conditions you took the time to offer compassionate care to Ed and his family. True heroes.
Ed’s life story will be shared during visitation, 2:00 – 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 16th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. ***His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 18th at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Avenue. Please remember that masks are required for all services. The service will be live streamed at https://holycrossrochester.org/. Contributions in his memory can be made to Holy Cross School, 4488 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612 or Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY 14613
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Officer Sam Maletta
Irondequoit – Passed away on January 17, 2022 at the age of 86.
Predeceased by his wife, Ersilia; parents, Frank & Mary Maletta; brother, John Maletta.
He is survived by his children, Gina Marie Maletta & Frank Maletta; granddaughter, Katie Maletta; brother, Joseph (Cathy) Maletta; sister, Cora Stavalone; schnauzer, Max; several nieces & nephews.
Family will receive friends 3 – 6 PM Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 6 Empire Blvd. His Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Christ the King, 445 Kings Hwy. South. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 2461 Lake Ave.
Contributions may be made to: Rochester Police Locust Club OR Lollypop Farm.
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Officer Henry Hermanowski
Retired RPD Officer Henry Hermanowski passed away on January 25, 2022, at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth Ann. Henry started his career with the Rochester Police Department in 1958 and retired in 1991, spending most of his time in the Technician’s Unit. All services were private.
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Deputy Chief Frank Dovidio
Dovidio, Frank E.of Irondequoit, NY passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Rosalind (Rotoli) Dovidio, Daughters, Lynn (William) Steenburgh and Lisa (James) Kunzer. Son, Frank (Kathleen) Dovidio. sister, Celia Carretta. Brother, Albert (Joyce) Dovidio.10 Grandchildren and 10 Great-grandchildren. several nieces and nephews.
Frank married his loving wife of 66 years on April 23, 1955 at st. Margaret Mary Church. He went to work in 1957 as a Policeman for the Irondequoit Police Department and retired from IPD as the Dept. Deputy Chief. After retiring from the town of Irondequoit, Frank went back to work as the Director of Corporate Security for Chase Bank. In his free time, Frank enjoyed fishing, woodworking and traveling every winter to Florida with his wife Roz but he cherished the time he spent with his family and grandchildren.
Friends are invited to meet the family on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 1PM at Christ the King church for his funeral mass. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the National Parkinson’s Foundation in Frank’s memory.
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Segreant James Sconfietti
Rochester – Passed away February 25th, age 74. Jim was predeceased by his parents, James and Betty Sconfietti and sister, Alice Truglio. Survived by his wife, Sandra, son, James (Tracy), daughter, Lisa (Dan) Walton, seven grandchildren, two nephews, and sister, Betsy Sconfietti. Jim was a U.S. Navy Corpsman, a Vietnam War Veteran, and a retiree of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. After retirement, he began a second career as an instructor at the Public Safety Training Center and also as the Head of the Criminal Justice program at Finger Lakes Community College. He was a devoted family man, taking great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was a good man….
No prior calling hours. Interment private.
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Captain Arthur “Art” Reynolds
Greece – Passed away peacefully on Sunday February 27, 2022, at the age of 94. Art is predeceased by his loving wife June, brother Walter and sisters Marion and Carol. He is survived by his devoted children Patricia Wagar and Arthur (Karen) Reynolds; loving grandchildren Chris, Kira (Monica) and Stephanie (Erik) Wagar, Daniel (Kathleen), Mark (Kayla) and Matthew Reynolds; great grandchildren Peter Reynolds and Lakelyn Wagar-Storms; many nieces and nephews.
During the Korean Conflict, Art was in the Army/National Guard, 3633rd Ordinance, Medium Automotive Maintenance Company, stationed in Whittier, Alaska at Fort Richardson. He worked as an RPD Officer achieving the rank of Captain and retiring with 37 impressive years on the force. Art also earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Empire State College, at the age of 59. A proud accomplishment.
Family and friends may call Thursday (Mar 3rd) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Mar 4th) 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt Read Blvd, Internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Art’s memory may be made to Rochester Police Foundation (rochesterpolicefoundation.org/support-us)
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Honorable Fred Gallina
Fred S. Gallina, 74, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Rochester, NY, passed away suddenly in his home on Thursday, April 21. He was the husband of the late Marilyn (Marion) Gallina for 43 years. A true force of nature, Fred found lifelong friends in all of his endeavors, from his time as an Eagle Scout growing up on Clifford Avenue, through several occupational pursuits, to his work serving his community in a 13-year run as Town Justice in Pittsford.
Judge Gallina was born on Feb. 11, 1948 in Rochester to Victor and Laura (Montione) Gallina. He received his BA in psychology from St. John Fisher College in 1970. He was a regional manager at Bonds clothing store for many years, and backpacked across Europe with his wife, Marilyn, before attending Pepperdine Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1978. After passing the bar in California and New York, he served Monroe County as an Assistant District Attorney and Chief of Violent Felonies.
Settling in Pittsford, he was in private practice with law-partner Joseph DeMaria, and took much joy in his extended Italian-American family, relishing any opportunity to practice his Italian between frequent trips to the old country. He instilled in his family his passions for food, art, music, film, books, humor, sports, a deep sense of morality, and a devotion to justice. An irreverent jokester in his private life, he brought an unwavering professionalism into his 28-year career as a lawyer, including as attorney for the Retired Police Association. As Town Magistrate, Fred treated all who appeared before him with respect and compassion.
After a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2008, Fred applied himself to his pastimes: riding his Harley-Davidson whenever the weather allowed, reading at least a book a week, playing golf with the friends he loved, and swimming wherever and whenever possible — no matter the temperature of the water. He performed over 400 wedding ceremonies, continuing well into his retirement, and was lucky to find love a second time himself with his beloved Cathy, spending summers at their cottage on Conesus Lake, and winters at their home in the Gateway Community of Fort Myers.
His memory will be cherished by the friends and family he held so dear including his loving partner, Cathy Spiegel; his children, Victoria (Daniel Kelly), Adam, and Benjamin (Lillian) Gallina; his sister Nancy (Richard) Grenolds; nephew Richard (Alicia) Grenolds Jr.; and nieces Lori (Grenolds) Calcagni and Galina Marion; best friend Sam Fedele (Linda Isaacson); and his second-family, the late Max and Henrietta Levine, and Alan and Robert Levine.
Services will be held at the Falvo Funeral Home, 1295 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Webster, N.Y. with calling hours on Friday, May 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., and a memorial service on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at Pittsford Cemetery.
Donations can be made in his honor to the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida, 3372 Woods Edge Circle #103, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 (https://mscenterswfl.org/memorials-in-honor-of-donations/).
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Officer Paul Russo
Rochester: Thursday, April 28, 2022, at age 100. Predeceased by his wives, Lucy Russo and Patricia (McCoy) Russo; father and mother, Ignatius and Mary (Leone) Russo; sisters, Sarah Accorso, Mary Marussich, Grace Berardi, Josie Reina, Pauline Cappellino and Barbara Rumsey. He is survived by his children, Cynthia Russo, Paul J. Russo, Jr.; grandchildren, Isaac and Emma Russo; sister, Joanne Vergona; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Russo was a retired police officer with the Rochester City Police Dept., as well as a retired real estate broker. He was a loving father and lived his life to the fullest the way he wanted.
No prior calling. On Thursday, May 5, all are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 12:00 Noon at Parish of the Holy Family Church (St. Jude’s), 4100 Lyell Road. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Those wishing, donations may be directed to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory. Paul’s family would like to thank the staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital for their loving and compassionate care.
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Deputy Chief Terrence Rickard
Terrence Michael “Terry” Rickard of Fairport passed away on May 14, 2022 at age 76. Survived by his children, Debbie (Joe) Waidl, Michael (Crystal) Rickard, Sean (Bridget) Rickard; Karen Rickard (wife of 37 years); grandchildren, Joe (Candace) Waidl, Samantha Waidl, Tristen, Andrew and Abby Rickard, Teddy and Andy Rickard; great-granddaughter, Ava Rickard; brothers, Norm (Peggy), Tim (Dona) and Jim Rickard; many nieces and nephews. Terry is a Ret. Deputy Chief of Operations for the Rochester Police Department.
Friends may call at Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Road, Penfield, Thursday June 9, 2022 from 5-7PM. Terry’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday June 10, 2022 10AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 150 Varinna Drive, Rochester 14618. Interment White Haven Memorial Park. Those wishing may direct donations to School of the Holy Childhood or Donate Life in Terry’s memory.
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NYS Trooper Daniel DeJohn
Newark – Daniel J. DeJohn Jr., 86, died unexpectedly on May 29,2022. Calling hours will be held Wednesday June 8 from 2-6pm at the Schulz-Pusateri Funeral Home, 103 Maple Court, Newark. A Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday June 9 at 10am at St. Michael’s Church, Newark. Entombment with military honors will be at Whitehaven Memorial Park, Pittsford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus or the NRA.
Dan was born on April 29, 1936 in Buffalo NY to Daniel and Rose (Reed) DeJohn Sr. In his early years, Dan worked alongside his father in their construction business. He proudly served as a NYS Trooper from 1961-1976 when he retired. He was a former bodyguard for Al Martino. He was a proud Marine serving for 3 years reaching rank of Sergeant and was a member of the Military Order of Devildogs (Marine Corp League). He was a member of the Shortsville Knights of Columbus and was a Fourth Degree knight. He was a member of the Canandaigua Moose Club, the Newark Elk Lodge, Phelps American Legion, Italian-America Sport Club and Sons of Italy in Geneva.
He is survived by his son Daniel DeJohn III; granddaughters Heather (Andrew) DiDonato, Kimberly DeJohn; sister Suzanne Briggs.
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Officer Robert Stanton
June 8, 1942 – June 18, 2022 Robert was born in Rochester NY, served in the US Navy for four years and joined the RCPD in 1964 until 1984. He was a beat cop for 17 years transferring to the technicians unit working with the Monroe County Crime Lab as a fingerprint technician. He also processes gun permits. Retiring in 1984, he was rehired as a forensic arms examiner and fully retired in January 2004.
Robert was predeceased by his parents, James and Frances Stanton, his second wife, Marilyn Houseknecht and their second son, Saun.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years Rosemarie Stanton, four sons, Robert, Jr., Wade (Felicity), Kirk (Shaun) and Brent; nine grandchildren, Crystal (Eric) Hansen, Desiree (Matt) White, Nicole, Alexander, Kayla, Arch, Lulu, Cole and Marilyn Stanton; two step granddaughters, Kaitlyn Dattilo and Anna Fisher; four great-grandchildren, Payton and Weston White, Eva and Eli Hansen; brother James Jr. (Libby); two nephews, Craig (Jennifer), Geoffrey (Misty); five great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Friends may call Tuesday, June 28, from 1-3 PM at Fuller Funeral Home, Inc. 190 Buffalo St. Canandaigua. A 3 PM memorial service will follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Canandaigua Emergency Squad, 233 N Pearl St, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
To share a memory or express condolences online please visit www.fullerfh.com.
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Captain Gary Printy
Passed away on June 20, 2022. Gary was born in Rochester in 1937. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Robert Printy, wife, Joyce, brother, “Bob” Printy, and step-son, Todd Gregoire. He is survived by his second wife, Sally, sons, Robert (Melissa), Richard (Dawn), daughter, Pam (Gregory) Pedersen; 7 grandchildren; step-children, Yvette (Noel) Cummings, Mark (Tina) Gregoire, Barry (Denise) Gregoire, Nicole Gregoire and Carolyn Gregoire; 9 step grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Elizabeth “Bess” Printy, Carol Sonnenfroh and Jean Van Scott, nieces and nephews.
Gary was a retired Captain in the Brighton Police Dept., a volunteer firefighter for the Brighton Fire Department, a Commissioner and a Battalion Chief for the Brighton District, a bus driver for the Pittsford School District, a member of the Masonic Lodge Fairport-Flower City Lodge #476 F. & A.M. and a member of the East Rochester Fire Dept. Exempts.
Interment will be private. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Brighton Fire House #1, 3100 East Avenue on Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. The family requests those attending to please wear a mask.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider the American Cancer Society (restricted to research please) or the Brighton Fire Department, 3100 East Avenue, Rochester 14610.
The family would like to thank the staff of Aaron Manor in Fairport for all of their loving and compassionate care and support.
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Sergeant Robert Zachmeyer
Passed away July 14, 2022. Predeceased by his mother, Dorothy, brother, Richard. Survived by his brother Paul (Rose), step sister, Patricia and sister in-law, Christine. Bob was a Marine Corps Veteran and retired as a Sergeant from the Rochester Police Department.
A private service and interment was held in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Those who wish may make a donation to a charity your choice in his memory.
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Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz
It is with the greatest sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband and father, Anthony (Tony) Patrick Mazurkiewicz, of Fairport NY on July 21, 2022. Tony was born on November 7, 1967 in Amsterdam, NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Lynn; 4 children, Brooks (Shawn) Balcer, Bradley Jamison, Brent Mazurkiewicz, Bryce Mazurkiewicz; 3 grandchildren, Kinsley, Emery, and Noa Balcer; parents, Francis and Rose Mazurkiewicz; brother, Frank (Laura) Mazurkiewicz; sister, Lisa (Ross) Rumfola; aunt, Martha Gilchrist; brother in law, Alan (Vail) Gates; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and Anthony’s large Law Enforcement extended family.
Tony was a graduate of Avon Highschool and a graduate of SUNY Brockport College. He then went on to work for the Monroe County Sheriff’s department before transferring to the Rochester Police Department in 1993. He proudly served in RPD for 29 years and was eagerly awaiting spending his retirement fishing, traveling, relaxing and spending a lot of time with his family.
Tony was a smart, funny person who loved nothing more than to cook for people and spend his free time surrounded by his loved ones. He was a long time resident of Fairport, NY and enjoyed supporting his children and later, his grandchildren throughout their various cheerleading, hockey, football, lacrosse and softball events. Tony was a self proclaimed food connoisseur and enjoyed trying new recipes and unique restaurants. Tony’s ideal way to spend an evening was sitting around his backyard bonfire, telling jokes, sneaking snacks to his best friend Charlie (the cat), having good conversation and watching his granddaughters run through the yard.
Tony will be remembered as a witty jokester who could make anyone laugh. To his family, he will always be the absolute best man that ever existed. In Tony’s honor, please take an extra evening to cancel whatever else you had planned and instead share a good meal, stories and laughs with your family. What we wouldn’t give to spend even one more night like this with him. Anthony’s visitation will be Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 1 PM to 8 PM at the Richard H. Keenan funeral Home 7501 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd (Egypt Location), Fairport, NY 14450. All shuttle services will be provided at Fairport High School. His Funeral Service will be Celebrated on Monday, August 1, 2022, 12 PM at the Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14614. Interment White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rochester Police Locust Club FBO Anthony Mazurkiewicz 1425 Lexington Avenue Rochester, New York 14606.
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Officer David MacFall Jr.
Macedon – David, a beloved husband, father and papa, passed away surrounded by his family on July 30, 2022. He was predeceased by his mother, Suzanne MacFall.
David is survived by his loving wife, Joann MacFall; daughters, Samantha (Mike), Darci (Nathan), and Pamela; grandchildren, Cash, Alaina, and Nova; sister, Jeri Flack; father, David MacFall; several nieces, nephews, and incredible friends.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-7 PM on Thursday (August 4) at Cross Creek Church, 3700 Rte. 31, Palmyra, NY 14522, where David’s memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Friday (August 5) at 11 AM. If unable to attend, Mac will most likely want you to enjoy a beer in his honor.
Contributions in memory of David may be directed to Wings Flight of Hope, wingsflight.org or Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506.
To leave the family an online condolence, please visit Mac’s tribute wall, www.murphyfuneralservices.com.
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Officer Michael Barbarita
Michael Barbarita died in Rochester, NY at age 86.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents; Robert and Lucy Barbarita; brothers, Tony and Tom Barbarita; sons, Robert and Dominic Barbarita. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Josephine Barbarita; Brother, Bob Barbarita, sister Mary Cardarelli and children Michael Barbarita, Lucy (Jim) Collins, Josie (Pat) Fallon, Ronnie Barbarita, Richard (Heidi Massing) Barbarita; grandchildren Michael, Anthony, Kristan, Jenine, Jay, Bonnie, Gina, Joey, Dominic, Michael, Patrick, Jack; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Michael was a respected police officer for the Rochester Police Department for 36 years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, going to the casino, telling stories, having good food and making people laugh. He was incredibly kind hearted and will forever be missed.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
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Deputy Chief Fred Bell
Fred J. Bell, 79, of The Villages, FL formerly of Rochester, NY passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Fred was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Florence Smith and George Bell. His family moved to Cumberland, MD where he graduated from Allegany High School in 1961. Fred enlisted in the Navy and served four years on the USS Canberra until receiving an honorable discharge in 1965. Fred then moved to Rochester, NY and was employed at the Friden Company until his appointment as a Rochester Police Officer in1967. He received an AAS degree in Criminal Justice from Monroe Community College in 1973. Fred received numerous commendations and letters of recognition throughout his career with the City of Rochester attaining the eventual rank of Captain retiring in 2005. Captain Bell was “Larger than Life” and beloved among the rank and file and known throughout the Rochester Community. In 2014, Fred was asked to return to the Rochester Police Department to assume the role and rank of Deputy Chief of Operations. At age 70 Bell was responsible for a “hands on” around the clock command of the police officers who patrolled the streets of Rochester. During his tenure he taught, mentored, commanded and inspired them. While using his noted broad smile and cool easy charm he was also instrumental in fostering positive relations between the police force and the communities they served. Deputy Chief Bell retired from service with the Rochester Police Department in 2015., Fred was a member of Memorial A.M.E Zion Church where he served in several positions. He was a church Trustee, member of the Usher Board, Men’s Ministry and assisted with the food pantry. He especially enjoyed the special events of the Corn Hill Festival parking and the Men’s Cook-Off where he showcased his barbeque spare ribs. Fred was a member of the board of directors for the Mental Health Association, Unity Health System, YMCA Of Greater Rochester, Otetiana Council Boy Scouts of America; a Community Advisory Board Member of the DePaul Mental Health Services; a Steering Committee Member of YMCA Minority Achievers Program and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Baden Street Settlement. Fred was predeceased by his father and mother. He is survived by his wife, Grace Morris; brothers, Warren (Kathryn) Johnson, Henry (Isa) Davis; sisters, Sharon (Vincent) Brown, Grace L., Constance L. and Henrietta L. Davis; 2 aunts, June Smith and Judy Smith, several nieces, nephews, and cousins; honorary son, Mark Sofia; companion, Gail Sullivan. A memorial service will be held at Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 549 Clarissa St., Rochester, NY at 11:00AM Monday, October 3, 2022. Mourners can pay their respects to the family prior to the service from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Rochester Police Foundation, 115 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604. https://rochesterpolicefoundation.org
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Sergeant Joseph Cumbo
Passed away on August 27th, 2022 at the age of 78. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Josephine Cumbo; brother, Leonard Cumbo. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Barbara Cumbo; children, Louis (Jen) Cumbo and Jena Cumbo; grandchildren, Stella and Max; sister, Carol Bonferraro; brother-in-law, Thomas Hughes; sister-in-law, Karen (Mark) Lanzalaco along with many nieces; nephews; cousins and friends. Joe retired after 26 years from the Rochester Police Dept as a Sgt. as well as being a Sgt. in the United states Army. In his later years, Joe loved taking care of his local stray cats and was an avid fisherman. Joe’s Family would like to thank Hildebrandt Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion. Family will receive friends on Tuesday September 6th, 2022 from 4PM – 7PM at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Avenue. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday September 7th, at 9:30AM at Holy Apostles Church 7 Austin St, Rochester, NY 14606 Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. To share a memory please visit www.newcomerrochester.com
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Sergeant Gregory Kelly
Greece: Passed away peacefully on September 6, 2022. Predeceased by his father, Harold, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, John & Shirley Fess.
Survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 34 years, Mary; Daughter, Ashley; his son Gregory Jr. (Molly); cherished granddaughters, Bridget, Isabella & Madeline; his mother Ange; Brother Patrick (Cynthia) Kelly; Sister-in-law Shelley Fess; Brother-in-law, John (Lisa) Fess; sister-in-law Carol (Gary) Dennis; Nephews, Patrick (MacKenzie) & James Fess; John & Joseph Kelly; Nieces, Alexandra & Victoria Dennis; aunts, several cousins, dear friends, and many brothers and sisters in Blue.
Greg retired after 32 years of distinguished service as a Sergeant with the Rochester Police Department. He loved hunting, boating and treasured his family time. He will be deeply missed and, in our hearts, forever.
Calling hours Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2-6 pm at Falvo Funeral Home, 1295 Fairport Nine Mile Pt. Rd. (Rte. 250) Webster. Please meet the family Monday, September 12, 2022, at 10:30 am in Our Mother of Sorrows Church (5000 Mt. Read Blvd.) for the celebration of his Funeral Mass. Donations in Greg’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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Corporal Robert “Joe” Heslor
Penfield – On September 8, 2022 at age 85. He is predeceased by his parents, Claude and Alma “Ma” Heslor; brothers, Leslie (Norma), Claude “Spider” (Shirley), Duane “Red” and Leon “Bomber” (Barbara); sisters, Janet Waite, Shirley Bendschneider and Mary (Dale) Francis. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Reta; brother-in-law, James Edward (Cynthia) Bulau; sisters-in-law, Shirley Thieser and Linda Heslor; many nieces, nephews and dear friends; beloved poodle, Jasmine.
Joe was a proud Army Veteran and spent his career working for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. He was an avid golfer and belonged to Sodus Bay Heights. As a golfer, he was proud to have competed in and won many tournaments.
Family and friends may call at Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Road, Monday, September 12, 4-7 PM where his Funeral Service will be held at 7 PM. His Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, 11 AM at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to K9’s for Warriors – https://k9sforwarriors.org, Lollypop Farm or a charity of your choice.
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Deputy Leo DeLuca
Leo Joseph DeLuca Jr.
Irondequoit: September 12, 2022, at age 76. Predeceased by his parents Leo & Annette DeLuca, sister & brother-in-law Beverly & Rico Bonin, his in-laws, Charles & Carmella Oliveri, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law Sam Arbore and Eva & Silvester Fantauzzo.
Survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Josephine; daughters, Shari (Michael) Papp, Kim (Charlie) Impallaria; son, Joseph DeLuca; the loves of his life, grandchildren, Matthew & Makayla Impallaria and Emily Papp; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Alphonse (Anna) Oliveri, Bill (Jackie) Oliveri, Maria Arbore; Bonus granddaughters, Liz, Samantha & Mikayla Papp; Bonus great-grandchildren, Danny, Jackamo & Eloisa; dear friend, Jean Obi (Sam) deceased; also many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Leo was a retiree of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and a member of the Local B-90 Ushers Union. A special thank you to Leo’s Aquinas family for their love and support. He will be deeply missed.
No prior calling hours. Leo’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 16th at 10 am in St. Kateri Parish at Christ the King Church (445 Kings Hwy South).
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Shepherd Home (1959 Five Mile Line Rd. Penfield, NY 14526). Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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Commander Timothy List
Monday October 17, 2022
Predeceased by his late wife Michele A List.
Survived by his loving wife Denise (Peck), father William (Beverly) List, mother Marilynn Nilsson, children William List and Rebecca (Luke) Johnson. Step-children Kayla Peterman, Barbara Peterman, and Aaron Peterman. Grandchildren Christopher (CJ), Joseph, Tucker, and Cora. Brother Kenneth List, sister Ann List, step-brother Matt (Christine) James, step-sister Kathy Hall. Sister in-law Marie Schultz, father in-law Harold Peck. In-laws Marylou (Michael) Trice, Michael (Michele) Schnoor, and Mark (Christina) Schnoor. Many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Tim passionately served and protected the community. His Law enforcement career spanned 38 years. His career began in 1984 as a Monroe County Sheriff Deputy assigned to the Jail Bureau. From 1986-2017 Tim worked for the Rochester Police Department. His assignments there included the tactical unit, narcotics unit, and SWAT. Tim retired from RPD as a Commander of the Patrol Division. Most recently, Tim worked with the Monroe County District Attorney as a Violent Crimes Investigator. He also served on many boards and committees for public safety, homelessness and health including as a member of the Jordan Health Foundation Board.
Tim enjoyed coaching and playing most sports; especially soccer and hockey. He attended Hilton United Methodist church and enjoyed spending his summers with his extended camp family at Sun Valley Campgrounds. Tim also loved spending time with his family, and especially loved spending time and rough housing with his Grandsons CJ and Joseph.
Friends may call 1-4, 6-8 pm Sunday October 23, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 158 East Ave, Hilton, NY 14468. Funeral services will be held Monday morning in the church sanctuary at 10 am. Interment Falls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers friends may make contributions to the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, 82 Holland St, Rochester, NY 14605 or to a hospice of choice in memory of Tim.
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Officer Clarence Fitch
Palmetto, Fl – October 27, 2022, at age 73. Predeceased by his wife Mary, and son Gregory. Survived by son Michael, and grandson Christopher.
Clarence was a proud Rochester Police Department Officer of 31 years and longtime ARPALER member.
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Grant Specialist Michael Bialaszewski
Mike’s funeral mass to be held on Monday, November 14, 2021 at 10:00 am at Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1124 Hudson Avenue, Rochester, NY. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Tuesday, November 8, age 61. Predeceased by his parents; Arlene and Bernard; Mike is survived by wife, Brenda; sisters: Elaine, Pamela, Sandra Bialaszewski; niece, Mary (Kassie) and several godchildren.
After getting a BS in Business Administration at Nazareth College and an AS in Criminal Justice, Mike worked his for several law enforcement agencies in support and administrative roles. In 2015, Mike retired from Rochester Police Department as a grant specialist. Mike continued to work part-time as an instructor at the MCC Public Safety Training Facility, having worked in this role for over 40 years.
In 2001, Mike joined the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Over the years, he served in several leadership roles and staff officer positions at the flotilla, division, district and national level.
Mike enjoyed spending time with his wife of 34 years, Brenda and their fur babies. His love of rock music had them traveling to concerts around the north east and Ontario, Canada. He had a wonderful sense of humor and ability to make people laugh. Mike was a wonderful human being and kind soul. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.
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Sergeant James Strauss
James A Strauss passed on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the age of 99.
Jim was the youngest child of the late Adolph and Clara Strauss and was predeceased by his wife Dorcas and siblings Ken (Esther) Strauss, Carl (Marion) Strauss and Ruth (Leeman) Baize.
He is survived by his sons James W. (Jennifer) Strauss and Timothy A. (Cyndie) Strauss; grandchildren Trevor (Stacie) Strauss, Elisha (Pete) Berg, Leah (Donnie) Green and Michael (Jennifer) Palos; and great grandchildren Madisyn, Angel, Andrew, Rylie, Olivia, Austin, Reagan, Rebecca and William.
Special thanks to Bruce Centola, Pat Frearson, Cheryl Winchell, and Reuben Isaacson.
A graduate of Franklin High School, he served in the US Navy in World War II, making torpedoes for submarines. During this time, he married Dorcas. Upon separation from the service, Jim worked at several jobs while starting his family.
In 1955, Jim and Dorcas purchased a house at 626 Flynn Road, where they raised their sons. Dorcas passed away on 10/23/93, and Jim remained in that house until moving into Fleming Point senior citizen housing in the last two years.
From a young age Jim was devoted to serving God, both at Bethel Full Gospel Church and later at Greece Assembly of God. He provided much service and made lifelong friends.
Jim fulfilled a boyhood dream when he joined the Lakeshore Fire Department as a volunteer, serving 60 years. He is one of three life members enshrined in the Lakeshore Fire Department Wall of Fame. He served in many positions, primarily as Treasurer and Chaplain. He was blessed with many long friendships.
In the late 1950’s, Jim joined the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, working first at the Monroe County Penitentiary and later at the Monroe County Jail downtown. He retired after 20 years of service.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Greece Assembly of God Church, 750 Long Pond Road, Rochester, on Saturday, December 10, at 11 am, followed by a luncheon at the church. Private interment at Riverside Cemetery.
Contributions in his name may be made to Greece Assembly of God Church or to Lakeshore Fire District, 1 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14612.
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Detective Blaise DiNardo
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Officer Robert Zorn
On December 28, 2022. Predeceased by his wife Alice Zorn. Survived by children Nancy Dominicos, Robbie Zorn, Greg Zorn; sisters Helen Michael, Margaret McElwain; grandson Christopher Dominicos; 2 great grandchildren Diana & Kayden Dominicos, nieces, nephews & cousins.
Bob’s proudest accomplishments were being a US Navy veteran and retired Rochester Police Officer. Per Bob’s wishes, there will be no formal services.
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