ARPALER Members Last Roll Call – 2011

02-26-11 Officer Stanley J. Prewasnicak, Jr. – Retired Rochester Police
04-25-11 Sergeant Kenneth N. Dugan – Retired Webster Police
04-27-11 Captain Anthony Leonardo – Retired Rochester Police
05-15-11 Detective Lee Parini – Retired Rochester Police
05-30-11 Officer Edward O’Grodnik – Retired Brighton Police
07-07-11 Officer Albert R. Herman – Retired Rochester Police
07-20-11 Detective Patsy LaFica- Retired Rochester Police
07-26-11 Detective Supervisor John A. LiPari- Retired Rochester Police
08-05-11 Detective Francis Novitskey- Retired Rochester Police
09-18-11 Officer Leonard A. Lewandowski- Retired Rochester Police
09-21-11 Sergeant Charles R. Salvaggio- Retired Rochester Police
09-23-11 Sergeant Robert J. Dolan – Retired Rochester Police
11-10-11 Sergeant Joseph “Joe” Eeckhout – Retired Ogden Police
12-12-11 Police Officer Edward M. “Marty” Lyng Jr. – Retired Rochester Police
12-30-11 Police Officer Howard “Howie” Louis Davies- Retired Rochester Police

Officer Stanley J. Prewasnicak, Jr.

Chili: February 26, 2011. Survived by his wife, Marge (Roets) Prewasnicak; children, John (Maria) Prewasnicak & Linda (Tom) Sobczak; granddaughters, the joy of his life, Melissa Prewasnicak & Jenna Prewasnicak; sister, Barbara (Frank) Farsace; mother-in-law, Emma Bushey; sister-in-law, Sheryl Roets; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Stanley retired from the City of Rochester Police Department after 31 years of service. For more information about Stanley, visit

Stanley’s Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd.) His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 9:30 AM at Holy Cross Church (4492 Lake Ave.) Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Camp Good Days & Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506-9732, in Stanley’s memory.

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 receive 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.


Sergeant Kenneth N. Dugan

Monday, April 25, 2011, at the age of 71. Predeceased by his mother Ruth. He leaves his wife of 45 years, Dina; his children, Michael (Josea), Meg (John Roberts), Sean & Colleen (Richard Zanni); grandchildren, Dako9ta, Jax & Brody; father, William; siblings, William (Verna), Ruth (David) Fitzgerald, Richard (Gloria) Vincent, Brian (Jill), Mary (Neal) May & Tim (Linda); many nieces & nephews. Ken was a retired sergeant, serving 33 years with the Webster Police Department after his military service with the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed spending time with his family & friends at their cottage in Canada. He will be greatly missed! Ken’s family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the staff at Strong Memorial Hospital’s 7th floor, 3400 Unit for their loving care.



Captain Anthony Leonardo

April 27, 2011. Predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Hester. The Captain is survived by his son, Anthony F. Leonard Jr.; grandson, Anthony F. Leonardo III; granddaughter Jacqueline R. Leonardo; brother, John L. Leonardo; very dear family friend, Lillian Leone; several nephews and many loyal friends. Anthony was a decorated World War II veteran. He enlisted in the United States Navy two days after his seventeenth birthday, February 5th, 1942 and volunteered for the Naval Armed Guard. In 1942-43, he was involved in fierce combat in the North Atlantic on the very perilous “Murmansk Run”. On June 6th, 1944 D-Day, his ship carried troops to the Juno Beachhead. His commendations included the Victory Medal, Good Conduct award and American Campaign, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, the Murmansk Mission Medal, two Battle Stars and the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged on December 15h, 1945. In December, 1991, he was awarded the Commemorative Medal “40th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War” from at that time USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, the award was for the “personal contribution” and “allied support” for serving on the Murmansk Run. On August 9th, 2010, the Consulate General of France awarded Anthony the Commemorative badge celebrating the Normandy Landings and the battles for the Liberation of France from 1944-1945. Captain Leonard had a distinguished career with the City of Rochester Police Department that spanned 34 years and included many commendations. He retired in 1986. He was a proud member of the U.S.N. Armed Guard World War II veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Rochester Police Rosewood Club, Rochester Policed Locust Club and the ARPALER.



Detective Lee Parini

On Sunday May 15th, 2011 at the age of 81. Lee was predeceased by his loving wife Pauline. He is survived by his daughter & son in law, Donna and David Baker; brother & sister in law Carl & Sandra Parinni of DeKalb, IL; sister Amy Macaluso of Rochester, NY several nieces and nephews. Lee was a Korean War Veteran. After his military service, he joined the Rochester Police Department, rising to the rank of Detective and assigned to the Special Criminal Investigation Unit and General Crimes Unit. After his retirement he became a Security Supervisor for Sybron-ABB Corporation. Detective Lee Parini was a long time Member of the Rochester Police Locust Club, Rochester Police Benevolent Association, and The ARPALER.

His funeral service was celebrated on Saturday May 21 at 10 am at the Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home. Interment in Grove Place Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lee’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place. Memphis TN, or Gates Volunteer Ambulance, 1600 Buffalo Rd. Rochester, NY 14624.


Officer Edward O’Grodnik

Rochester: May 30, 2011. Survived by sons, Mark, Michael (Lisa) and Matthew (Amy)
Grandchildren, Stephanie, Mark, Riley, Megan, Jacob, and Maddie; brothers and sisters,

Marilyn (John) Hydek, Elaine (Bob) McAfee, Billy O’Grodnik and Karen Narcisi; former wife Gail O’Grodnik; many nieces and nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by his partner Carol Dunn. Ed was a career officer with the Brighton Police Department and a member of the ARPALER when he retired. His Memorial Service was held at the Church of the Assumption in Fairport. Please consider donations to the American Diabetes Association.



Officer Albert R. Herman


Newark: 85, July 7, 2011. Predeceased by his wife, Connie in 2003. Survived by his daughter, Alberta (Alfred) Dion of Newark; 2 grandsons, Mario (Kim) Herman of Victor, Robert (Sara Britton) Mange of Rochester; 2 great-granddaughters, Riley Herman & Abigail Britton; sister, Ruth Cousineau of Rochester; special friends, George & Libby Jopek of Rochester. He served in the Navy on the USS Montpielier. He was also the Past Commander of the American Legion & a Life Member of the V.F.W. After his military service, Al served as a dedicated Rochester Police Officer for 20 years. He was a member of the Rochester Police Locust Club, the Police Benevolent Association, and the ARPALER. Friends may call Sunday 1-4 P.M. at Schulz-Pusateri Funeral Home, 103 Maple Ct., Newark. Funeral Services Monday 10:30 AM at Funeral Home. Burial Fairville Cemetery with Military Rites. Memorials to American Heart or American Cancer Society.


Detective Patsy LaFica

Bradenton, FL: 75, died July 20, 2011. Born in East Rochester, NY. Former Rochester Police Detective. Moved to Bradenton where he was the owner of Pat’s Auto Sales. Predeceased by sister, Victoria Jean McEvoy. Survived by brother, Martin LaFica of S.C.; sister, Lucille Kuhn of East Rochester; life-long friend and mother of his children, Antoinette J. LaFica; sons, Richard LaFica of Las Vegas, Ronald LaFica of Fairport; daughters, Linda LaFica-Clifford (John) of Fairport and L. Erin LaFica of N.J.; and 5 loving grandchildren, Ronald, Carly, Michelle, Christopher and Coren.

Services will be held at St. John’s of Rochester, Saturday, August 6, 2011, 10 am.


Detective Supervisor John A. LiPari

“Big Papa,” “Our Hero,” “Our Pal”

(Irondequoit): Peacefully at the age of 85, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Predeceased by his loving wife, Edith; mother and father, George and Sadie; brother Joseph. Mr. LiPari is survived by his sons, John (Sharyn) & Anthony (Julie); grandchildren, John III (Doreen), Trisha, Marissa (Jason), Anthony, & Nicholas; great grandchildren, Phillip, Emma, Sadie, Hanna, & Alanna; sister and brother-in-law, Josephine and Sam DiSalvo; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of St. John’s on the 2nd floor of the Hastings building for their kindness, care and attention. John was a WWII US Navy Veteran and served 23 years in the Rochester Police Department.

His family will receive friends THURSDAY 4:00 – 7:00pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy South). Friends are invited to meet the family FRIDAY 10:00 AM at ST. PAULS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Hard Road, Webster for his Memorial Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Judes Children Hospital and St. John’s Home. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


Detective Francis Novitskey

Irondequoit: August 5, 2011 at age 86. Predeceased by his wife, Julia. Survived by his children, Nancy (Patrick) Matroniano and Michael (Patricia); grandfather of Christopher and Steven (Aubri) Matroniano; sister, Patricia (Lewis) Rossi; several nieces and nephews. Francis was a WWII Navy veteran and a retired detective with the Rochester Police Department. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Ann’s and Hospice of Rochester for their loving care.

Friends may call Sunday 8/14, 12-4 PM at the Dierna Funeral Home, 2309 Culver Rd. (near Norton). His Funeral Mass will be held Monday 10 AM at the St. Ann’s Home Chapel. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ann’s Home or Hospice of Rochester/Lifetime Care in his memory.



Officer Leonard A. Lewandowski

Gates: Sunday, September 18, 2011, at age 85. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Eleanor (Ciezski) Lewandowski; children, Thomas Lewandowski, Barbara Lewandowski, Paul Lewandowski, Diane Lewandowski (Halkiopoulos); grandchildren, Mark, Nicholas and Christopher Lewandowski; brother and sisters-in-law, Andrew and Debbie Lewandowski, Arlene Lewandowski; nephews and niece, David (Linda) Gaudioso, Mary Gaudioso, John Gaudioso; many other nieces and nephews; his very special friend and police partner Mike Barbarita. Leonard was a retired police officer from the City of Rochester, a member of the Police Locust Club, and a decorated Marine Corps Veteran of WWII.



Sergeant Charles R. Salvaggio

Hudson, FL: Charles R. Salvaggio Jr, 79, passed away on September 21, 2011 in Hudson, Florida. Born in Rochester New York, Charlie and his wife moved to Hudson in 1995 and were members of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Predeceased by his parents; Charles & Mary. He was the beloved husband of Marian for 52 years. Charlie is survived by his wife Marian (Armstrong), daughters; Charlene (Tony) Davis, Caterina (Kevin) Buckert, and son; Charles Damien; 6 grandchildren; sister; Ann Marie (Sam) Platania; brother-in-law; Leonard (Carrie) Schmeer.

Charlie enlisted in the Marine Corps receiving the rank of Sergeant. He served in the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged in 1953. He was a Life Member of the Marine Corps Association and the American Legion and a member of the Marine Corps League and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served as Commander of The Cooper Marine Post #603 and Commandant of the Holiday Detachment #567 Marine Corps League. He served as Captain on the New York State Guard and was President of the 21st Regiment Association.

In 1958, Charlie joined the Rochester Police Department and was assigned as a patrolman for 3 years. In 1961, he was transferred to plainclothes duty and was promoted to Detective in the Detective Bureau in 1962. In 1967, he was promoted to Sergeant and was named S.W.A.T. Squad Commander one year later. In 1971, after receiving specialized training, Charlie formed the Rochester Bomb Squad and was appointed Squad Commander. In 1977, he was named Commanding Officer of the Police Training Academy. Charlie retired from the Rochester Police Department in 1979 after 21 years of service.

He began his next career in 1979 at Eastman Kodak and retired in 1988 as Corporate Security Training Assistant. He continued with Kodak as a security consultant until 1990. He is the former Rochester Chapter Chairman of the American Society for Industrial Security and created their annual college scholarship award program.

In 1990, Charlie was hired as a contract employee by the U.S. Marshal Service, Western, NY and in 1991 was sworn- in as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal. He retired from the U.S Marshal’s Service in 1996 and was presented with the coveted U.S. Marshal’s Star.

Charlie was president of the Rochester Police & Area Law Enforcement Officers Association for five years and his leadership in uniting police and fire department retirees was the catalyst for the annual NY State Pension COLA increase. In 1991, he was elected to the American Police Hall of Fame and in 1996 was presented with the Anthony L. Fantigrossi Memorial Award. He was a member of various organizations including; the Police Locust Club, Rosewood Club, a Trustee of the Police Benevolent Association and a Life Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. His volunteer services included; the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the VA Clinic, the Toys for Tots Program, Chairman of Trikes for Tykes and an AAPR Driver Safety Instructor. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2284 in Florida.

During his career, Charlie was the recipient of 150 medals, commendations and plaques. He touched the lives of many through his faithful dedication and service to his family, country, community and charitable organizations. His life exemplified the characteristics of honor and valour. He was a loving husband and father who taught each of us the value of honesty, respect, and integrity. Charlie will be dearly missed.



Sergeant Robert Dolan

Retired Sergeant Dolan passed at the age of 89 years.on September 23, 2011 while residing in San Tan Valley, AZ. Bob was predeceased by his loving Phyllis Marie, Brother Ralph and Carl Dolan. Bob was a WWII Air Force Veteran and joined the RPD upon his discharge. After distinguished career with the RPD, he retired in 1973 and was employed by Eastman Kodak for 10 years, retiring in 1983. Bob was a member of the Police Holy Name Society, Locust Club, PBA, and ARPALER. His funeral mass was celebrated on Friday October 14th at Sea Catholic Church . Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E.Flower St., Phoenix AZ-85014 or The Alzheimer’s Association – 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl-17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633. Online condolences may be sent to the family at




Sergeant Joseph Eeckhout


Spencerport: Thursday November 10, 2011 at the age of 84 with his family by his side. Joe was predeceased by his daughter and son, Maureen and Michael Eeckhout. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Christina “Chris” (Patterson) Eeckhout; his children, Kathleen Fouquet, Elizabeth Mogray and John Eeckhout; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Joe was a US Navy Veteran of the Pacific Theater during WWII and retired after 20 years with the Ogden Police Department. To light a candle of remembrance visit

Joe’s visitation will be held on Sunday 2-4 PM at the funeral home, 15 West Avenue, Spencerport, NY 14559, where a Funeral Service will be celebrated immediately follow at 4:00 PM. Those wishing to send expressions of sympathy please consider Mercy Flight in Joe’s memory.


Officer Edward M. Lynk Jr.

Home: Victor, NY
Place of Birth: Watertown, NY
Date of Death: December 12, 2011
Birthdate: October 14, 1946
Mass Service: Saturday, December 17, 2011 11:00 AM St. Patrick’s Church, Victor, NY
Visitation: Friday, December 16, 2011 3-8 PM at Lucey-VanVoorhis Funeral Home, Inc., Victor, NY
Interment: St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Victor, New York, NY

Victor: Peacefully with loving family at his side on Monday, December 12, 2011, at age 65. Marty is survived by his loving wife, Mary; children, Kevin (Brenda) Lyng, Christen (Robert) Wawrek, Bryan (Krystal Woodruff) Lyng; 4 grandchildren; siblings, Sister Mary Eamon, Patrick J. (Debra) Lyng, Mary Marino, Terrance J. (Sue) Lyng; mother-in-law, Frances Shannon; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Suzanne Merritt, Jane (Robert) Pound; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday 3-8 at Lucey-VanVoorhis Funeral Home, 301 West Main Street, Victor. Marty’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at St. Patrick’s Church, 115 Maple Avenue, Victor. Interment, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Victor. Gifts in Marty’s memory may be directed to Serenity House, 1278 Brace Road, Victor, NY 14564 or Victor Fire Department, PO Box 48, Victor, NY 14564.


Officer Howard “Howie” Louis Davies

Howard “Howie” Louis Davies, 69, of Roanoke, formerly of Moneta, passed away on, Friday, December 30, 2011 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born in Rochester, NY on August 28, 1942, he was a son of Mary Wellman and the late Louis Davies. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Schmalzbauer.

Howie served his country as a U.S. Marine from 1959 to 1962 during peacetime; he was a motorcycle police officer with the Rochester, NY Police Dept. from 1967 to 1988 (retired) and a Deputy for the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office from 1997 to 2005 (retired); he was a member of both the Rochester, NY Police Locust Club. the Rochester, NY Police Dept. Benevolent Association AND THE Association of Rochester Police and Area Law Enforcement Retirees; past president and founder of Stone Mt. Bass Masters Fishing Club, Smith Mountain Lake, VA; a member and past secretary of the Bedford County Deputy Sheriff’s Association; a member of the VA Fraternal Order of Police and the John Lynch Lodge #34 of Lynchburg, VA; he was also a member of the Bedford County Mason Lodge #244; he was past president of Greer’s Ford Subdivision Association; a former firefighter with the Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Co., Boat #7 and a firefighter with the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company; he was a life member of the U.S. Marine Corps. League, Bedford, VA Detachment; and a member of Resurrection Catholic Church, Moneta, VA. In addition to his family, Howie loved model trains, fishing and NASCAR.

Howie is survived by one daughter, Marie Davies Benitez and husband, Sergio, of Roanoke, VA; a grandson, Darren Davies of Roanoke; a granddaughter Jovanna Davies Benitez of Roanoke; a brother, Bill Davies and significant other, Sue Hawley, of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his mother, Mary Wellman; a stepmother, Helen Davies, of Kill Devil Hills, NC; an uncle, Donnie Davies and wife, Judy, of Rochester, NY; and a niece, Cori Davies, of Kill Devil Hills, NC.