01-21-12 Officer John Walsh – Retired Rochester Police
01-27-12 Major Edward T. Blodgettt – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
03-23-12 Officer Salvatore “Sam” Cerami – Retired Rochester Police
04-01-12 Detective Irvin Carter – Retired Rochester Police
05-21-12 Sergeant Kenneth A. Brooks – Retired Monroe County Sheriff
06-02-12 Officer Sonny Chung – Retired Rochester Police & Gates
06-16-12 Sergeant Patrick C. LaGaipa – Retired Rochester Police
06-27-12 Deputy Dawne Barton Josh – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
07-20-12 Sergeant Glenn Bishop – Retired Rochester Police
07-30-12 Sergeant Fred Cartwright – Retired Rochester Police
08-08-12Officer David Marinelli – Retired Rochester Police
09-03-12 Deputy Leo E. Meehan – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
10-12-12 Lieutenant Kenneth Whitman – Retired Garden Grove CA Police
10-30-12 Officer Louis L. Grassadonia – Retired Rochester Police
10-31-12 Investigator Walter W. Makasziw – Retired Rochester Police
12-02-12 Detective Ronald J. Hayes – Retired Greece Police/MC Sheriff’s Office
12-07-12 Detective Anthony V. Minchella – Retired Rochester Police
12-24-12 Lieutenant Michael J. “Chip” Chiapperini – Webster Police
Officer John Walsh appointed to RPD in 1961 and retired in 1982 passed on January 2012, at 9:30 a.m. He was a long time police evidence technician as well as a member of the American Legion Law Enforcement Post 1182. He is predeceased by his Son George and Daughter Colleen, survived by his wife of 23 years Robyn Olsan Walsh and Granddaughter Raquel Walsh, Stepchildren Larry (Linda) Phillips Jon Michael Phillips of Wisconsin. John was also a member of the American Legion Law Enforcement Post 1182.
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Rochester: January 27, 2012. Survived by his wife, Margaret; sons, Tim (Susan), David, and Ned (Christina); grandchildren, Jackson, Declan, Jake, Zach, and Kate. Predeceased by his parents, Dewey and Julia. Edward was a retired Major of the Monroe Co. Sheriff’s Dept. and a retired Lt. Col. of the U.S. Air Force. Edward was a member of the ARPALER.
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Salvatore “Sam” Cerami – RPD retiree: Sworn in on 12-17-73 and retired on 9-30-94
Pinehurst, NC: March 23, 2012 at age 64. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Diane; children, Sam (Kristine), Shelley (Kyle Pagano) and Justin Cerami; grandchildren, Samantha, Libby & Stone; 4 Loving sisters, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Calling Sat. 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM at Falvo Funeral Home 1395 N.Goodman St.where funeral services will take place after calling at 2:30PM. Interment private.
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Detective Carter was 86 years of age, and retired from the Rochester Police Department in 1973. Irvin is survived by his wife Linda.
Irvin Carter was assigned as a Patrolman, then transferred to the Traffic Section as a Motorcycle officer. He was later promoted Plainclothes Officer in the Detective Bureau and finished his career as a Detective Grade C. He then went on to a second career in Security at Xerox Corporation.
Irv was a member of the Police Locust Club, Police Benevolent Association, and ARPALER.
Detective Carter was predeceased by his brothers Oscar and Dennis. He is survived by his wife Linda and two sisters – Virginia Carter of Docena, Alabama and Richardean Covington of Birmingham, Alabama – Sister-In-Laws: Patricia G. Caprini Woods of Bluffton, SC – Anne Caprini of Rochester, NY. – Nancy F. Caprini of Kinsale, Virgina – Rebecca J. Caprini of Canandaigua, NY -Brothers-In-Law -Dennis L. Wheaton of Canandaigua, NY, and Leo S. Caprini of Naples, NY.
Private Funeral arrangements were handled by Keenan Funeral Home – 7501 Pittsford Palmyra Road
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Kenneth is predeceased by his sister, Joanne Rose; brother Calvin Walbridge.
He is survived by his wife, Carol A. (DeBellis) Brooks; son, Christopher (Kelly) Audin; sibilings, Richard (Rosemarie) Brooks, Wayne (Michele) Walbridge, Sheila Walbridge, Marcia (Charles) Ellis, Paul (Laura) Walbridge, Kevin Walbridge, Thomas (Lisa) Walbridge; aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews & cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Rochester, Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623-9915 in Kenneth’s memory.
Kenneth’s visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 PM Thursday at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between Rte 390 & Long Pong Rd). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9 AM Friday at Holy Ghost Church, 220 Coldwater Rd. Interment private.
Ken was a devoted Catholic. He loved singing in his church. Ken belonged to the Knights of Columbus Member at St. Jude’s. He was a Police Officer for the Monroe County Sheriff. He was very supportive of law enforcement. He retired a Police Sergeant from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept. and he was very loyal to those he worked with.
Ken enjoyed family reunions. His many hobbies consisted of gardening, fishing, he was a sports enthusiast, he liked playing basketball in high school and was an SU fan. Keeping his yard looking impeccable was most enjoyable to him. He was most passionate about his family. Ken enjoyed children and was a generous man. He will be miss by all.
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Ogden: Suddenly Saturday June 2, 2012 at age 47. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Kara; sons, Jason & Elliot; parents, Kyung Soo & Okhee Chung; brother & sisters, Hyun Young (Okhee) Chung, Yoo Jin Chung, Yoo Ree Chung; mother-in-law, father-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, many dear friends and his extended family in the Rochester Police & Gates Police Departments.
Sonny was the first Korean Police Officer in Monroe County. He was a devout Christian. His love for his fellow officers was eclipsed only by his love of his wife and sons. A people person, Sonny’s warmth and smile will always be remembered and missed.
Family will receive friends on MONDAY, June 11, from 4:00-6:00 PM at Roberts Wesleyan Cultural Life Center, 2301 Westside Drive (N. Chili) where his Funeral Service will immediately follow at 6:00 PM. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chung Children Education Fund c/o Gates Police Department, 1605 Buffalo Road., Rochester, NY 14624 in his memory.
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June 16, 2012 at age 91. Predeceased by his wife and best friend, Elizabeth (Verna) and sister, Theresa Indivino. Beloved father of Susan and Debra LaGaipa. Brother of Frances Garritano. Many nieces and nephews. Pat served as a Rochester Police Officer for over 36 years. He was assigned to Area “B” 3rd District and then assigned to Headquarters in the Public Safety Building. Pat was a WW II veteran, U.S. 15th Air Force, and a member of a B-24 Crew. Sergeant LaGaipa was a member of the Rochester Police Locust Club, The Rochester Police Benevolent Association, and The Association of Rochester Police & Area Law Enforcement Retirees (ARPALER).
Funeral services were held on June 19, 2012 at the Dierna Funeral Home – 2309 Culver Road and Mass celebrated on Wednesday June 20th.
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New Port Richey, FL: (66) passed away on her birthday, June 27, in New Port Richey, FL. She is survived by her husband Stephen C Josh, sisters Stephanie Cooper, GA; Tamarra Barton, NJ; Marlayna Frutiger, NY and brothers Kim Barton and Jon Temple, NY and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her twin sister Diane Ellsessor, brothers Jaime and Brian Temple and her parents Dawn Temple and Stanley Bartosz.
Dawne was a Deputy Sheriff of Monroe County from 1975-1995. She was one of the first three women deputies to serve on the road patrol. Previously she worked in the technicians unit of the Rochester Police Dept, and as a trouble shooter for Xerox in Los Angeles, CA. After her mother passed away, Dawne, known as Dolly, stood in for her mother and was always there to support her sisters and brothers.
Memorial Services were held in New Port Richey and Rochester on Edgemere Dr. where she lived for twenty years on the lake shore with the best neighbors in the world.
In lieu of flowers, Dawne requested that donations be sent to The Assoc. for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
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Rochester: July 20, 2012. Survived by his wife, Isabelle; daughters, Judy (Guy) Rossi, Joyce Warner of Fl, Jane Bishop; 3 grandsons, Matthew Rossi, Brian & Mark Warner; his brothers, Robert (Betty), & Joe (Annie) Bishop; also nieces & nephews. Glenn was a Rochester Police Dept. retiree, member of The Locust & Rosewood Clubs & ARPALER. He was a US Air Force Veteran, member of Law Enforcement Post No. 9182 A.L., DAV Post No. 15, & Webster Masonic Lodge No. 538.
Please join the family to share memories on TUESDAY from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 PM at CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, 495 N Winton Rd. (between Browncroft & Humboldt). Masonic Funeral Service TUESDAY 8 PM. Private interment White Haven Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers please consider honoring Glenn with a donation to the Masonic Service Bureau (979 Bay Rd., Webster 14580).
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On Monday July 30, 2012 at the age of 80 after a courageous battle with cancer with his wife Diane at his side, Retired Rochester PD Sergeant Fred Cartwright passed away. (11-02-1931 to 7-30-12). Fred proudly served in the US Army combat Infantry during the Korean War. He then started a long career in Law Enforcement as a Rochester Police Department Sergeant and retired with honors. While residing in Monroe County, as a volunteer Fire Fighter, Fred received the Gold Seal Award for saving eight lives during his career. On October 31, 1993, Fred married Diane and moved to Naples, Florida.
Fred was a member of the Rochester Police Locust Club and the ARPALER
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Greece: August 8, 2012. David is survived by his wife, Bronia “Bernie” Marinelli; children, David (Patty) Marinelli, Brian Marinelli, James Vernille, Kristy (Daniel) Vernille Blocklin and Karrie (Brian) Rolwes; grandchildren, Michael Blocklin and Katrina Rolwes; siblings, Richard (Lena) Marinelli, Carol (William) Howard and Janet (Gordon) Vigilante; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. For more information about David, visit www.aliferemembered.com.
NO PRIOR VISITATION. David’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Camp Good Days & Special Times, Inc. 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506-9732 in David’s memory.
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Irondequoit: Monday, September 3, 2012 at the age of 91. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Doris M. Meehan (Myers); children, William (Kathleen), Kathleen (Richard) M. Magere, Michael (Beth), James (Catherine), Thomas (Diane); grandchildren, Heather, Matt, Michael, Timothy, Patrick, Christopher, Shannon, Sean; great grandchildren, Zachary & Hana. Leo served in both Pacific and Atlantic Theaters during WWII. He retired from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Irondequoit Art Club. His works of art could be seen in many areas of the community.
A special thank you to all the caregivers from Home Care from the Heart and the staff at Highland Hospital.
His family will receive friends FRIDAY 4:00-7:00pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy South). Friends are invited to meet the family SATURDAY 9:30 am at Blessed Kateri at Christ the King Church for his funeral mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. To share a memory or send the family a condolence, please visit http://www.harrisfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be directed to the Veterans Outreach Center, 459 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.
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WHITMAN, Kenneth L.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend Kenneth L. Whitman was born in Rochester, NY on August 29, 1943, and passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2012 following a courageous battle with melanoma cancer.
Ken is survived by his wife Mary (Crouch), son Thaddeus (Stacy) Crouch, daughter Heather (J.R.) Gendreau, son John Whitman, brother Eric (Charlotte) Whitman, grandchildren Paige and Bryce Crouch, and Brooke, Shelby, and Bridget Gendreau, and numerous extended family and friends.
Ken’s professional life spanned public safety with a career in law enforcement in New York and California, and a career as a volunteer fire fighter with the Rocklin Fire Department.
Beginning in 1965, Ken served as a Deputy Sheriff in Monroe County, NY and as a police officer with the Town of Brighton, NY. He joined the Garden Grove, CA Police Department in 1977 and rose to the ranks of Master Police Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. He served as the CALEA accreditation manager and explorer/cadet coordinator at Garden Grove PD.
While a police officer, Ken was also an adjunct instructor at the Regional Justice Training Center in Rochester, NY, and Golden West Community College, Costa Mesa, CA. He served on the criminal justice advisory board at Golden West College.
In 1990, Ken accepted a position as Senior Consultant with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). At POST, Ken was the manager of the Assembly Concurrent Resolution 58 (ACR 58) Project that created the foundation for a statewide network of regional law enforcement skills training centers and the development of electronic driving simulators for driver training- He was promoted to Bureau Chief in 1993 and managed both the Basic Training Bureau and the Center for Leadership Development. He also served as chair of the annual United Way Campaign and developed statewide leadership symposia. Ken retired in 2005 but continued to work at POST in the Homeland Security Training Program. In that capacity he directed the development and delivery of the innovative Tactical Medicine and Terrorism Liaison Officer training courses. Ken was primarily responsible for the management and coordination of homeland security grant funds and delivery of training courses statewide.
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Penfield: Oct. 30, 2012, age 70. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Anna M. Grassadonia; daughter, Lori (Michael) Heiler; grandchildren, Jeremy (Kelli) Heiler & Melissa Heiler (Brian); many other relatives and friends. He was a retiree of the Rochester Police Dept.
Calling, FRI. 4-8 PM at Falvo Funeral Home, 1295 FAIRPORT NINE MILE POINT RD. (rte. 250) Webster, where funeral services will take place 10 AM SAT. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre.
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Henderson, NV: Passed away Wednesday October 31, 2012 at the age of 65. Predeceased by his parents, Walter W. and Maria Makasziw. He is survived by his wife, Irene Makasziw of Henderson, NV; daughter, Oksana (Dan) Ward of Concord, NC; son, Taras Makasziw of Las Vegas; daughters, Kristie Bray and Kelly (Jeremy) Greer, both of Henderson, NV; grandchildren, C.J and Allison Ward of Concord, Chase and Megan Greer of Henderson; brother, Tony (Cindy) Makasziw of Rochester, NY. Walter was born January 1, 1947 in Mittenwald, Germany, was a retired police investigator with law enforcement in Rochester, NY and a 17 year resident of Nevada.
His family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 PM, November 4, 2012 at Palm Mortuary-Eastern, 7600 South Eastern Ave., Henderson, NV.
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Carolina Shores, N.C.: At age 76 after surviving numerous illnesses over the last 32 years. Ron was predeceased by his mother and father, Mary (Mae) and George L.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Walter Zagata; daughter, Suzanne M. (1979); nephew, Mark Zagata (1981); brother, Daniel R.; and brother-in-law, Charles Sample. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karoline; his son, Robert J. (Sherry) and the highlights of this life, grandsons, Justin Purkey and James R. all of Lexington, N.C.; sister, Mary Ann Hamill, Rochester; brother-in-law, John (Sue) Zagata of Chapin, SC; sister-in-law, Valerie Sample, Cape Coral, FL; several nieces, nephew and cousins; and many loyal life-long friends. Ron was honorably discharged from the N.Y. State National Guard, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He was a Security Guard at Eastman Kodak Co., an Officer of the Greece Police Dept. for 7 years, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for 12 1/2 years, retiring as Detective. He loved playing golf, watching football, and life.
A Memorial Mass will be held in the Spring at Holy Cross Church (announcement of a date later).
2/4/36 The day Ron was born, he cried, and people applauded. He treated others with respect, understanding, kindness and always shared his keen sense of humor.
12/2/12 The day Ron died, people cried, and the angels applauded for he was coming home
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Rochester: December 7, 2012 at age 84. Pre-deceased by his son, Martin. Survived by his spouse, Margaret “Marge”; children, Steve (Carol) Minchella, Toni Lynn (Bob) Johnson; daughter-in-law, Candy Minchella; grandchildren, Renee Minchella, Melissa (Brandon) Fitch, Jonathan (Andrea) Minchella, Kristine (Mastin) Jones, Rob (Rachel) Johnson, Kimberly Minchella; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Minchella; sister, Anna Eiff; sister-in-law, Frieda Minchella.
Tony attended Madison High School and after graduation joined the Marine Corp. After discharge, he joined the Rochester Police Dept where he worked for over 30 years. He was promoted to Detective and head of the White Collar Crime unit and worked closely with the Sheriff’s Dept, State Police and Secret Service. He served as president of the Rochester Police Locust Club and helped found the Monroe County Federation of Police serving as its first president.
Upon retirement, Tony and Marge moved to Englewood, FL where he joined the Elks Lodge and served as Exalted Ruler. He helped found the Florida Elks Youth Camp and served as president of the Florida Elks Youth Camp Board of Directors, and was named Elk of the Year.
Tony and Marge were married for 63 years, enjoying each other’s company in travel and dancing. His children and grandchildren remember him for his dollhouse workmanship, swimming pool volleyball, trips to bookstores, horseback riding and miniature golf. He was a great friend to many people who will remember him as someone who always lent a helping hand. For more information about Tony, visit www.aliferemembered.com.
Visitation will be on Monday 4-8 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd). Tony’s funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620 in Tony’s Memory.
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Webster: Passed away as a result of a tragic line of duty event on December 24, 2012, age 43, along with his fellow firefighter & friend, Tomasz Kaczowka. Predeceased by his father, John; grandmother, Eleanor Gildea. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; son, Nicholas, daughters, Kacie & Kylie; mother, Marcia; sister, Michelle (Dane) Ehrich; mother-in-law & father-in-law, Shari & Peter Munding; sister-in-law, Julie (Jeff) Dawson; brothers-in-law, Ryan & Michael Munding; Nicholas’ mom, Lynn and the Becker family; nieces, nephews, cousins and his “extended family” at the West Webster Fire Dept. and Webster Police Dept.
Chip was a West Webster Fire Department volunteer firefighter for 25 years. He was Past Chief of West Webster Fire Dept. and advisor for its Fire Explorer Post. He served with distinction for 19 years as a Police Officer with the Webster Police Department and rose through the ranks as a Dispatcher, Police Officer, Investigator, Sergeant and Lieutenant. He committed his life to public service for the Town of Webster. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed by family, friends and his community.
The public may call 6-9 PM Friday, 12-3 & 6-9 PM Saturday at Webster Schroeder High School, 875 Ridge Road, Webster where his Funeral Service will be held 12:00 PM (noon) on Sunday, December 30th. Interment with Honors will follow his funeral service at West Webster Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a fund being established for Chip’s children at ESL Federal Credit Union (any branch).
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