01-01-06 Daniel P. Brennan – Retired Rochester PD Officer
01-02-06 Edmond Ranaletta – Retired Rochester PD Sergeant
02-12-06 Robert J. Specksgoor – Retired Rochester PD Sergeant
03-23-06 John E. Gropp – Retired Rochester PD Sergeant
03-23-06 David P. Hahn – Retired Rochester PD Officer
04-09-06 Daniel J. Glanton – Retired Rochester PD Officer
04-28-06 Joseph E. Battaglia – Retired Rochester PD Police Commissioner
05-16-06 George Daly – Retired Rochester PD Officer
06-06-06 Edward E. DiSabato – Retired Rochester PD Officer
06-16-06 Francis T. Newman – Retired Rochester PD Officer
06-60-06 Charles J. Bonsignore – Retired Rochester PD Sergeant
07-08-06 Salvatore “Sam” Marchione – Retired Rochester PD Officer
07-28-06 James D. Marasco – Retired Gates PD Officer
08-01-06 William Reynolds – Retired Rochester PD Sergeant
08-12-06 Margaret H. Pfuntner – Retired Rochester PD Investigator
08-31-06 Theodore G. Neidert – Retired Rochester PD Officer
09-09-06 John Gallagher – Retired Rochester PD Sergeant
09-22-06 John R. Culella – Retired Rochester PD Sergeant
10-07-06 Maury Imperial – Retired Rochester PD Detective
10-14-06 Terrance C. Villnow – Retired Rochester PD Officer
11-01-06 Louis C. Bertino – Retired Rochester PD Sergeant
11-13-06 Michael Popowich – Retired Greece PD Officer
12-06-06 Rocco “Rocky” Todisco – Retired Rochester PD Detective
12-08-06 Charles “Red” O’ Geen – Retired LeRoy PD Officer
12-19-06 Marcella “Betty” Sparks – Retired Rochester PD Lieutenant
Retired Rochester Police Officer Daniel P. Brennan passed away on January 1, 2006 at the age of 62 at his home in Menifee, California. He served 20 years with the Rochester Police Department (1969-1989) and after retiring, he moved to California and pursued a second career in teaching elementary school in the San Marcos School District. Although he loved both careers, he found a special enjoyment and reward in teaching and working with children.
He was born in Columbus, Ohio October 29, 1943, the son of Joseph E. and Sebastiana L. (Chessa) Brennan and was a graduate of Aquinas College High School in Columbus. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years during the Vietnam War, and served many years thereafter as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science at the University of Rochester and went on to received a professional degree in teaching at National University in San Marcos, California.
Dan was a member at Saint Vincent Ferrer Church in Sun City and also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Rochester Police Locust Club, and long time member of the ARPALER. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years Julia, two sons, Greg and Mark Brennan, daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Kip Shipley and grandchildren, Kelsey and Tyler Shipley. sisters and brothers, Margaret Belli of Columbus, Joseph (Judith) Brennan of Ft. Myers, Fl., James (Janet) Brennan of Westerville, Ohio, Mary Ann (Michael) Watson of Irvine, CA., Eileen (Edward) Sims of Columbus, and Kathleen (Clarke) Hounsell of Readfield, Maine. Several cousins, nieces and nephews.
There will be no visiting hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday 1-7-06 – 11:30 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Murrieta Rd. Sun City CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in the Name of Daniel P. Brennan.
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Retired Rochester Police Officer and Monroe County D.A. Investigator Edmond Ranaletta passed away on January 5, 2006 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his wife Josephine and parents Laurino & Celeste Ranaletta. Ed is survived by his son Raymond E. (Pamela) Ranaletta, grandchildren Raymond V. and Nicole M. – several nieces and nephews. Edmond was a loving husband, father & grandfather.
After many years with the Rochester Police Department, Ed joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, as an Investigator, and later was responsible for maintaining case evidence necessary for court trials. He was a local military hero, serving his country as a Tank Commander and Platoon Sergeant at the “Battle of the Bulge” in World War II. He also saw action again in the Korean War. He could best be described as easy going, generous, quiet, hard working and a loyal friend. Ed was an avid golfer, bowler and loved a good card game. He was also a loyal long time member of the ARPALER.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Joseph’s Villa, 3300 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14616. Services will be arranged by Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home 1411 Vintage Lane. Visitation hours will be Sunday, January 8th, 1-5 p.m. and his Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 9th, 9:30 a.m. at St. Theodore’s Church, 168 Spencerport Road – Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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Retired Rochester Police Sergeant Robert J. “Bob” Specksgoor passed away on February 12, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. He leaves his loving wife Dotty of 60 years; his 2 daughters, Diane (George) Taylor and Gina Specksgoor; his 2 grandsons, Robert (Amy) Taylor and Dennis (Ronni) Taylor; 6 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Joe, Kristin and Dennis Taylor, Bret and Nicholas Mulrain.
Bob served with the Rochester Police Department and retired after 37 years of dedicated service. He was also a Navy Veteran of WWII where he received a Bronze Star as a Deep Sea Diver. In addition to being a long time member of the ARPALER, Bob was also a member of the Rochester Police Locust Club, VFW Post #307, American Legion Post #1182 and P.A.C. Club.
Friends may call Wednesday 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English and Latta). Bob’s Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Andrew’s Church, 901 Portland Avenue – Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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John entered into rest on March 23, 2006, at age 57, after a courageous battle with cancer. John retired on March 15, 2005, from the Rochester Police Dept. as a Sergeant in the Homicide Unit, after 35 plus years of service. Many of you will remember him during his last year of service as the supervisor of a special event or filling in on a platoon needing a uniformed boss, or his invaluable insight at a homicide or critical incident. He was our friend, our comrade, and will be sorely missed. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the great outdoors.
John is survived by his wife, Patti (Imhof) Gropp; children Caitlin Rose Gropp, Christopher John Gropp; mother, Mary D. Gropp; siblings Gary (Valerie) Gropp, Nancy (Don) Anderson; father-in-law, Bernard Imhof; sisters-in-law, Anne (Ed) Chatt, CA, Susan (John) Whitaker; several nieces and nephews, relatives and close friends.
Calling hours are Sunday and Monday, 3-7 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 1961 Ridge Rd., Webster. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Rd., Webster. Interment at Furnaceville Cemetary, Ontario N.Y., immediately following the church service. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Finger Lakes BSA (Babcock-Hovey) or Ontario Rod & Gun Club in his memory.
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Retired RPD Officer David P. Hahn passed away on March 23, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dave is survived by his wife Bridget (Finn); daughters, Kristen (Mark) Vickers of Spencerport and Laura (Richard) Knapp of PA; grandson Jack David Peter Vickers; sister, Ellen (Raymond) Grabb; sister and brothers-in law, Judith (Gary) Pettit, Timothy (Maureen) Finn, Michael (Judith) Finn, Daniel (Nita Jo) Finn, Sr. Maureen Finn and T. Andrew Finn; many nieces and nephews and close friends.
Calling Hours: Monday, March 27, 2006 from 2:00-4:00 PM and from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Anthony Funeral Chapel, 1031 Ridge Rd., Webster, NY. Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul’s Church, 783 Hard Rd., Webster, NY. Interment at Webster Union Cemetery.
Contributions in Dave’s memory may be made to Lipson Cancer Center, Rochester General Hospital, 1425 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621. To light a candle in his memory please visit: www.anthonychapels.com.
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Retired RPD Officer Daniel J. Glanton passed on April 9th, 2006 at the age of 78. Dan is survived by his wife, Florence; children, Darcy (Tom) Brenner, Daniel (Kim) Glanton, Danielle (Rich) Allport, Michele (Lee) Henhawk, Diedre Reeves, Thomas Duthoy, John (Julie) Duthoy, Michael (Julie) Duthoy, Deborah (Steven) Cappon; brother James Glanton; 17 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Officer Glanton was a Veteran of WWII as well as a 20 year veteran of the Rochester Police Department. He was a long time member of the ARPALER.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday, April 12, 4-7 p.m. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc. 735 East Avenue – Hilton, NY. The service will also be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lakeshore Fire Department or the Greece Volunteer Ambulance.
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Retired Rochester Police Department Police Commissioner Joseph E. Battaglia passed on April 28th, 2006 at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene (Tornabene) Battaglia; sons Richard (Noreen) & Ray Battaglia; Brother Sam Battaglia; Sister Josephine Gallia; five grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. There are no prior calling hours. His Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday May 2 – 9:15 a.m. at St. Ambrose Chruch – 25 Empire Blvd. (at Culver) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association – 2113 Chili Avenue – Rochester, NY 14624 – Internment is private.
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I sadly report the passing of retired RPD Officer George Daley at the age of 87. George was also a veteran of WWII. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret. He is survived by his son George C. Daley, several nieces and nephews and close friends. His family will receive friends Tuesday 3-6 p.m. at Paul W. Harris Funeral Home 570 Kings Highway South (Corner of Titus Avenue) where his funeral service will also be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
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Edward DiSabato passed on June 06, 2006 at the age of 77. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Annette (Zaffuto) DiSabato; children Diane (Gary) Palmiere, Doreen Bonder, Edward DiSabato, David DiSabato, Steven (Veronica) DiSabato & devoted daughter Lynn Marie DiSabato; grandchildren Nicole & Michael Palmiere, Ian & Jordan Bonder, Nina Marie “Padina” & Anthony “Tony” DiSabato; sisters Beatrice (Bob Stefanello) Domizio & Lorraine DiSabato; step-brothers & step-sister Leonard Federico, Mary Federico & Robert Federico; sister-in-law & brother-in-law Betty (Vincent) Teresi; several nieces, nephews & dear friends.
Edward was born in Mt. Vernon, NY and he served his country as a US Marine during WWII. He was a retired detective, serving with the Rochester Police Department for 26 years. He was fond of collecting coins & jewelry and will be remembered for his ability as a handyman.
Visitation is Friday 2-4 & 7-9 at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home – 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 and Long Pond Road) Edward’s Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 a.m. on Sat. at Holy Cross Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the School of the Holy Childhood or to Lollypop Farm.
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Francis “Frank” T. Newman passed peacefully on June 16, 2006 at age 90. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Geraldine; children, Carol (Bill) Sharpe, Richard F. (Connie) Newman and Robert J. (Bev) Newman; sister, Doris Amick; grandchildren, Scott, Gary, Gregory, Kevin, Karen, Christine, Carrie, Holly, Elisabeth and Susanne; along with 16 great-grandchildren.
Frank retired from the Rochester Police Department after serving 29 years.
The family will receive friends on Monday, June 19, 4-8 PM at the New Comer Family Funeral Home, 2636 Ridgeway Ave. His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 AM in Spiritus Christi Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Spiritus Christi Outreach Program, 121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14614. To share a special memory, please visit: www.newcomerfamily.com.
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Charles J. Bonsignore passed peacefully on June 30th 2006 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine and brothers, Albert and Louis. He is survived by his loving family, children, Sue (Tom) Capuano, Charlie (Cathy) Bonsignore and Fran (Richard) Turk; grandchildren, Tom, Deanna, Danielle, Nicole and Jackson; sister, Mary Morphet; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Before Charlie entered the Rochester Police Department, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a long time member of the ARPALER, The Rochester Police Locust Club, The Rosewood Club, and The Police Benevolent Association.
Visitations will be held on Monday 4-8 p.m. at the Profetta Funeral Chapel – 1650 Empire Blvd. His funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday 9:15 a.m. at St. Rita’s Church – 1008 Maple Drive, Webster, NY. Contributions may be directed to Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14613 or Life-time Care/Hospice, 70 Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623.
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Retired Rochester PD Officer Sam Marchione passed away on July 8th, 2006. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Antoinette; and Brother Sebastian. He is survived by brothers, Thomas of Canandaigua, Joseph of Rochester and Peter of California. One sister, Clara (Claire) of Rochester; and several cousins. Sam retired from the RPD after serving 20 plus years. Many retirees remembered him from the old “Area A” First East and First West Sections. Sam was a long time member of the ARPALER.
Donations in his memory may be made to the School of the Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Pkwy, Rochester, NY 14623.
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James D. Marasco passed on July 28, 2006 at the age of 63. Predeceased by his first wife Annalee; his father, Samuel; and brother William. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his children Janine Jurgensen, James A. (Carolyn) Marasco; stepsons, Benjamin & David Roberts; Grandchildren James R. and Jason A. Marasco, Jaiden Jurgensen; his Mother Lillian Marasco; brothers and sisters, Michael, and Samuel Marasco, Betty (Joseph) Moriarty, Rose Young, Marianne (Carl) Ranney, Sandra “Tucky” Marasco, David Marasco, Diane Marasco, Dennis (Patty) Marasco sister in law AnnMarie Marasco; Many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Jim was a retired member of the Gates Police Department, and a long time member of the ARPALER. Calling hours are MONDAY 2-5 AND 7-9 at the Falvo Funeral Home 1295 FAIRPORT NINE MILE PT. RD. (Webster, Route 250, between 104 and Plank Rd.) His Funeral Mass will be Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral 296 Flower City Park – In lieu of flowers, donations to Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of Strong Memorial Hospital – 601 Elmwood Avenue – Rochester, NY 14642.
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Retired Sergeant Bill Reynolds passed on August 1st, 2006 at the age of 72. He was predeceased by his parents, Dornie and Eunice Reynolds. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mildred Reynolds; children, Richard Reynolds of Kailua, HI, Christian Reynolds of Jefferson, GA, and Meredith Arrington; 3 grandchildren; brothers John (Suzy) Reynolds and Dornie (Gloria) Reynolds; brothers-in-law, Dr. Herman (Joy) Jordan of Teaneck, NJ, and Dr. Robert (Dr. Winifred) Simmons of Kailua, HI; nieces and nephews.
Sergeant Reynolds retired from the RPD after serving 36 years. He was Korean War Veteran and a member of the Masons and Shriners. Bill was a long time member of the ARPALER as well as the Rochester Police Benevolent and Rochester Police Locust Club. Many of you will remember Bill as one of the Bagpipers for the Keystone Pipes and Drums at the annual C.O.P.S. Memorial Service.
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Margaret H. Pfuntner passed on August 12, 2006 at the age of 81 years. Survived by her husband, Richard, daughter, Marjorie (Robert) Delena of Citra, Fl; brother, David (Moira) Andrews of Parkgate, England; nephew, Jeremy (Cleo) Andrews of London; also 9 brothers and sister’s-in-law, several nieces and nephews in the U.S.
Margaret was raised and educated in England; joined the British Royal Women’s Army, serving in the Royal AA Battalion. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1953, and joined the Rochester Police Department in 1959. She was member of the Genesee Valley Pony Club, Geneseo Garden Club, Genesee Valley Breeders Association. She also volunteered for the Humane Society and the American Red Cross. She retired as an Investigator from the Rochester Police Department in 1980, and was a member of the ARPALER.
Her services were held at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Rte 15 Livonia.
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On August 31, 2006 Ted died peacefully at home in Fairport, NY at the age of 92 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Helen (Boehm) and daughters, Kathleen (Richard) Alrutz, Alice (John) Gucker, Joan Neidert and Helen (Jeff) Graham; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Schlueter; brother, Paul Neidert. Ted was an Army veteran of WW II, serving in the North African, Sicilian and Italian Campaigns.
He retired from the Rochester Police Department in 1970, after 26 years of service. No prior calling. Family and friends attended his Funeral Mass at Church of the Transfiguration, 50 West Bloomfield Rd., Pittsford Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 A.M. Interment, Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charity of your choice and keep his family in your prayers. Arrangements: Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home.
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I am sad to report the passing of retired Irondequoit Sergeant John Gallagher. John passed on Saturday September 9th, 2006. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret. He is survived by his daughters, Geralyn (Robert) Cone and Marybeth (John) Little. Brother Donald (Geraldine) Gallagher; Grandchildren and many neices and nephews.
John was a veteran of WWII. He was also a member of the Irondequoit Police Nightstick Club, Irondequoit PBA, and a life member of the ARPALER.
Gene had many hobbies, including fishing, hunting, golf, horse races, various outdoor activities, playing games of chance and scratch off tickets. He had a lot of faith in God and enjoyed Saturday morning breakfast with his friends. Gene was known to be a good listener, loving, thoughtful, strong, caring, humble and overall a good man. He was also helpful, reliable, selfless and competitive. Gene didn’t judge others and always had a good sense of humor. He retired in July 1991 after 24 years of service. Gene retired as a Rochester City Police Detective and was very proud of the work he did with the U.S. Secret Service. Gene will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by many family and friends.
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I sadly report the passing of retired Rochester Police Detective John R. Culella on Friday September 22, 2006. John joined the Rochester Police Department after serving with the U.S. Marines in WWII. He then served with the Rochester Police Department for 22 years, 1950 until 1972 and retired with the rank of Detective.
Detective Culella is predeceased by his wife Loretta, and is survived by his very special friend Beverly Currier, two daughters JoAnn (John) Pickard and Christina (Peter) Piampiano, 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren – brother Richard (Betty) Taccone and sister Martha Marian.
Besides being a long time member of The ARPALER, he was also a member of the Rochester Police Locust Club, the Rochester Police Benevolent Association, Elks Club and Knights of Columbus. John requested no visiting hours and no service, and will be buried in the National Cemetery in Riverside, California on VanBuren Blvd. Condolences and sympathy cards can be sent to: Ms. Beverly Currier or the Culella family at 574 Toledo Drive – Hemet CA. 92545. Memorial donations in his name can be made to a local hospice of your choice.
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Retired Rochester Police Department Detective Maury Imperial passed away on Saturday October 7, 2006 at the age of 89. Predeceased by his wife Ida, Maury is survived by his daughter, Maureen (Daniel) Corrigan, brother, Ernest (Grace) Imperial, several nieces and nephews.
Maury proudly retired as a Detective with the Rochester Police Department after 24 years of dedicated service. After his retirement, he worked security for 10 years at the YMCA. Maury was a member of the Rochester Police Locust Club, Rochester Police Benevolent Association and a long time member of the ARPALER. Memorial donations may be directed to the YMCA, 444 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604.
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Retired Rochester Police Department Officer Terrance C. Villnow passed away on Saturday October 14, 2006 at the age of 69 years. Terry was a native of Rochester, formerly of Norfolk, VA, and an eighteen month resident of Brooksville, Florida. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, and retired from the Rochester Police Department after 20 years of distinguished police service. He later became a 911 Officer for the City of Norfolk, where he also served on the Planning and Codes Administration. He also was employed with the U.S. Investigative Service in Norfolk. Officer Villnow was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, the Rochester Police Locust Club, and a long time member of the ARPALER.
Survivors include his wife, Susan; three daughters, Kristin (Kurt) Kumpt of Victor, NY, Amy Villnow
of Fairport, NY – Wendy (Robert) Schwartz of Springfield, MA. Brother, Robert P. (Delores) Clark
of Virginia Beach, VA; sister, Deborah Clark of Rochester, NY and four grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be conducted at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Spring Hill FL on Friday October 20th, at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Cremation Garden.
The family suggests that memorial donations may be made in memory of a loved one to: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, American Cancer Society, or Hernando Pasco Hospice in Brooksville, FL. A graveside service will be held in Rochester on Sat., Nov 4 at 11 A.M. at Mount Hope Cemetary.
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Retired RPD Sergeant Louis Bertino passed on November 1, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Cleo Bertino. Children Charles “Bo” (Robyn) Bertino; Kathy (Frank) Rossi; Lona (Dave) Sojda; Nine Grandchildren, Seven Great-Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and close friend Marc Germain.
Lou was a highly decorated Rochester Police Officer. His assignments included Area C, Detective Bureau, and the Tactical Unit. He was honored as Police Officer of the year in 1978. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. Throughout his career, he was honored and respected by his men.
Lou was awarded many Industrial League MVP’s in basketball and went on to play at the professional level for several years. His greatest gift was his loyalty and generosity to his fellow men as well as his fellow officers. He was a Member of the Rochester Police Locust Club, Rochester Police Benevolent, and long time member of the ARPALER. Donations may be sent to the VFW Post #1457 – 172 Picturesque Drive, Rochester, NY 14616.
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ARPALER reports the passing of Retired Greece Police Officer Michael Popowich. Mike passed on Monday November 13, 2006. He is survived by his wife Joan, daughter, Catherine (Tom) Lawson, son, Scott S. Reynolds, seven Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren; sister Pauline (Frank) Stasiw, sisters in law; Ruth Popowich and Angela Popowich, brother in law Charles E. Kent and several nieces and nephews.
Mike was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theatre and retired from the Town of Greece Police after his distinguished service to the community. He was a long time member and supporter of the ARPALER.
His calling hours were Wednesday, Nov. 15 – 4-7 p.m. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home – 1075 Long Pond Road. His funeral service was held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday at 10 a.m. – Interment was at Riverside Cemetery. Contributions may be made to ARPALER and mailed to 1425 Lexington Avenue – Rochester, NY 14606.
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I sadly report the passing of Retired Detective Rocco “Rocky” Todisco on December 6, 2006. Rocky was a WWII Army Veteran, Past State Commander of the NYS Italian-American War Veterans, & Past Commander of Post 26, Past Secretary of the Rochester Police Locust Club, and a long time member of the ARPALER.
He is survived by his wife Helen; Children; Rene (Dr. Charles) Gibbs, & Steven (Loni) Todisco; nephew, Larry (Judy) Tedesco; grandchildren, Shannon & Emily Gibbs, Jonathan Lipary, Alex & Anthony Todisco; also nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home 495 N. Winton Road (between Browncroft & Humboldt St.) His Funeral Mass will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John The Evangelist Church 549 Humboldt St. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Donations in Rocky’s memory can be made to a favorite charity (including ARPALER). Online condolences welcomed at: www.CrawfordFuneralHome.com.
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I sadly report the passing of Retired LeRoy Police Officer Charles “Red” O’Geen Sr. on Friday December 8th, 2006 at the age of 72.
Officer O’Geen was married for 46 years to Maridee Battaglia O’Geen of LeRoy, who survives with one son: Charles O’Geen Jr. and one daughter; Carol Ann O’Geen. 3 sisters-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Charles was a U.S. Army Veteran who served his country from 1955-1957, a member of St. Joseph’s Church, LeRoy American Legion Post #576, St. Nicholas Club in Batavia, and a long time member of The ARPALER. He served with the Town of LeRoy Police Department and retired in 1989 at the age of 55 years after 22 years of dedicated service.
Calling hours will be at Lovria’s Memorial Chapel – 36 West Main Street – LeRoy on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church located on Lake St. in LeRoy. Private Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the LeRoy Volunteer Ambulance fund or the Charity of the donor’s choice.
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I am sad to report the passing of Marcella (Betty) Sparks on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at the age of 88.
She is predeceased by her husbands Anthony Sparks, Vincent Papaleo and Robert Schneider Sr and her sister Dorothy Finucane.
She is survived by her son, Robert Jr. (Linda) Schneider; daughter, Linda (James) Fahy; Sister, Evelyn (John) DuBois; grandsons, Christopher and Eric Henninger; Niece, Bonnie (Steve) Passero; nephew, John (Sandy) DuBois; several stepchildren, step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
Marcella was one of the first police women appointed to the City of Rochester Police Department. She served with distinction and reached the rank of Lieutenant during her 20-year career. At the time of her retirement, she held the rank of Lieutenant, assigned as a supervisor in the Clinton Section of the Rochester Police Department.
She retired to Wolcott, NY in 1978. She recently resided at Forest Park Senior Living Center in Victor, NY.
Friends may call Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Lucey-VanVoorhis Funeral Home, 301 West Main St., Victor. Marcella’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Victor. Interment – North Wolcott Cemetary. Gifts in her memory may be directed to a charity of your choice.
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