03-26-13 Officer Ronald Spanos – Retired Irondequoit Police
05-02-13 Office David Sackett – Retired Rochester Police
05-06-13 Detective Supervisor Eugene “Gene” LaChimia – Retired Rochester Police
06-09-13 Lieutenant Lowell Thompson – Retired Greece Police
06-10-13 Detective Thomas F. O’Connor – Retired Rochester Police
06-17-13 Sergeant Garrett LeMon – Retired Rochester Police
07-10-13 Sergeant Charles Creller- Retired Rochester Police
07-17-13 Officer Anthony Guarino – Retired Rochester Police
07-20-13 Sergeant Jon Eygabroat – Retired Rochester Police
10-12-13 Detective Supervisor John “Jack” Gerbino – Retired Rochester Police
10-15-13 Detective Donald Hartung – Retired Rochester Police
10-19-13 Assistant Chief Paul Hoy – Retired Brockport Police
10-28-13 Detective Joseph Gangemi – Retired Rochester Police
11-17-13 Deputy James Harrison “Levy” Leathersich – Retired MC Sheriff’s Office
12-03-13 Sr. Investigator Thomas Gervasi – Retired Irondequoit Police
12-22-13 Officer Charles Cometa – Retired Rochester Police
12-23-13 Officer Glenn Robert Goodno- Retired Rochester Police
Penfield: March 26, 2013 Age 70. Predeceased by his parents, John & Louise Lavoie; brothers, James, George & Richard Spanos, father-in-law John Reina, Sr. Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Marianne (Reina) Spanos; daughters, Gina Lee of Penfield & Denise (Dieter) Zimmermann of Mendon; grandchildren, Michael Houser, Katie, Zack & Skyler Clarke, Marella Lee, Courtney & Nicole Zimmermann; mother-in-law Carmella (Millie) Reina; brother-in-law, John (Kathy) Reina; nephew, Aron (Vicki) Reina; niece, Anastasia (Annie) Reina; best friend, Ralph DiGiovanni; his four legged friend Sophie, other nephews, family & friends. He retired as a Police Officer after 24 years of service with Irondequoit Police Dept. and was a member of the Nightstick Club. He had a passion for motorcycles, horses & planes.
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Greece: Lost a long, courageous battle with cancer, May 2, 2013 at age 64. He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene (Danzig) Sackett; children, Stacey (Joseph) DeGraeve, Stephanie (Kevin) Johnson, and Dave Sackett; 4 grandchildren, Ryan Johnson, Madison DeGraeve, Carter Johnson and Macie DeGraeve; brother and sister, Carole (John) Pettinger, Dick (Carol) Sackett; mother-n-law, Helen (Galbraith) Danzig; brother-n-laws, Kenneth (Kay) Danzig, Bill Danzig, Dave (Sherri) Danzig and Craig (Janet) Danzig; many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
Dave is a retired Rochester Police Officer after 20 years of service. He was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame in 1998. He will always and forever be remembered for his sense of humor, compassion for others, enthusiasm for life, and endless love for his family. He is an inspiration to all.
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Gene was a 26 year veteran of the RPD and also a WWII Army Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion, Moose Club, Police Locust Club, Rochester Police Benevolent, and the ARPALER. Many of you will remember him as one of the original K-9 Officers with his Dog “King” – Gene was also in charge of the RPD Narcotic Squad before retiring.
He leaves his wife Fannie, sons Eugene (Tamara) and David (Carrie), stepchildren: Anthony (Linda) and Russell (Kelly) Crispino and Palma (Ernie) Massaro, and many Grandchildren.
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Gates, N.Y.: On June 9, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Barbara (Prill) of 63 years. son, Jeffrey; daughter, Tamra (Jeffrey John) O’Donnell; granddaughter, Shannon Margaret; sister, Laurel (Chester) Marsh of Georgia; sister-in-law, Diane Thompson; brother-in-law, John F. (Pat) Prill; dear friend of the family, William Sigismond; several nieces and nephews. Former Lt. of Greece Police Dept. with 22 1/2 years of service. Member of Unity Lodge #479 F.&A.M. Retired director of Security at St. Mary’s Hospital. Former US Dept. of Justice (Special Deputy US Marshall).
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Irondequoit: Suddenly at age 74 on Monday, June 10 2013, after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his son Daniel. Tom is survived by his loving wife Barbara, son Thomas, mother-in-law Ida C. Saucke, granddaughter Nichole, sisters Margaret(John) Duggan of Kingsville MD, Helen Darby of Centreville
VA, brother John(Jean) O’Connor of Frederick MD, special nieces Patricia O’Connor, Anne Duggan and nephew Larry Sill, as well as many friends and family.
Tom was a retired Rochester Police Department detective. He was a member of the Police Benevolent Association, Locust Club and ARPALER.
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Greece: Passed peacefully Monday June 17, 2013 at age 80 in the presence of his family. He was predeceased by his parents, William LeMon & Lillian Kuitems. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Joan; son, Karl “Rick” (Julie) Nielsen; daughters, Patricia Nielsen, Lily Surace, Babette (Larry Jinks; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jacob) Canale, Joseph (Jessica) Surace, Michelle Surace, Stacey (Greg) Remillard, Erik Nielsen, Garett Jinks, Jessica Jinks; great-grandchildren, Jessie Mae Surace and Chase Remillard; and nieces and nephews. Garett was a retiree of the Rochester Police Dept. and a member of the Police Scuba Squad after 20 years of faithful service, where he had achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was also a member of the Locust Club and Free Masons.
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Charles E. Creller, 69, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Oswego Hospital.
Family services will be held privately.
Chuck was born on March 25, 1944 in Auburn, a son to the late Harold T. and Margaret F. Frazer Creller, Sr. He was a veteran of the Army during the Vietnam Era. Chuck retired from the Rochester Police Department in 1987 as a Sergeant. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and charter captain on Lake Ontario.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Shirley of 44 years; 3 children, Todd
(Christin) Creller of Liverpool, Debbie Levar of Canandaigua and Mark
(Michelle) Levar of FL; 5 grandchildren, Todd Jr., Josh, Jason, Lauren and Kayla; 1 great-grandson, Seth and 1 great-granddaughter on the way; 3 brothers, Tom (Robin) of AL, James (Dee) of Baldwinsville and Steve of Red Creek; several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his granddaughter Tara Creller in 1991.
Arrangements were entrusted to Becker-Keysor Funeral Home, Red Creek; keysorfuneralhomes.com.
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Eygabroat, Jon Jacob
Bristol, NY: Born in Rochester, New York August 7,1948. Died from pancreatic cancer July 20, 2013 in Bristol, N.Y. Jon is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Marcia (Hershberg) Eygabroat. He is also survived by sons, Jon Patrick, Justin (Sarah Kornuta), Brendan (Joanna Bengel), Brian (Amy Robinson). Jon is also survived by four young granddaughters; Lila, Lily, Ella and Ava. Surviving also, sister Deborah Moss (Rodney) and three brothers. Jon was predeceased by his son Adam; parents Jacob and Virginia (Richardson).
Jon was a highly decorated retired Sergeant with the Rochester Police Department. Jon will be remembered for his kind and curious nature, his passion caring for his small farmette, daily walks to the waterfall, and his dedication to serving his community.
A memorial service and celebration of life will take place August 7, 2013 at 11 AM. West Bloomfield Congregational Church, 9035 Routes 5 & 20, West Bloomfield, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations for the family to Baird-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 425, Naples, NY 14512.
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Rochester: July 17, 2013 at age 93. He is predeceased by his wife, Rose. Survived by his sons, Angelo (Annette) and Matthew; grandchildren, Lori (Christopher) Thompson, Lisa, Victoria, Angela (Mark) Houser and Janine Helfer; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Millicent (Chester) Seile; sister-in-law, Angie Guarino; brother-in-law, Anthony (Yolanda) Piccolo; many nieces and nephews; and beloved pet, Rex.
Anthony was a retiree of the Rochester Police Department serving as both Patrolman and Detective.
His Memorial Mass was held on Friday July 19, 2013, 9:30 AM at St. Theodore’s Church, 168 Spencerport Road, Rochester, NY. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. To share a special memory, please visit: NewcomerRochester.com.
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Rochester: October 12, 2013. Predeceased by loving wife, Mary A. (Guarino) Gerbino; sisters, Christine Ciaglia & Anna Salvaggio. Survived by children, Mark Gerbino, Roseann (Al) Terilli, Salvatore (Debi) Gerbino, Jacquie Gerbino, Mary Beth (Lynn) Allen, Christine Gerbino, Richard (Mary D.) Gerbino; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends. Jack was a WWII Army veteran. He retired from the Rochester Police Dept. after 32 years of service. He is a past President of the Rochester Police Locust Club, a member of ARPALER, Henotes, and the last living member of the BOJAKS. Jack was a loving and devoted husband and father and will be dearly missed by all. Special thanks to all the wonderful caregivers Jack encountered, especially those at the Jewish Home.
Visitation is 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Thursday at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Ln (between 390 & Long Pond Rd). Jack’s funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 AM at St. Christopher’s Church, 3350 Union St, N. Chili. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Al Sigl Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Suite 300, Rochester, NY 14620 in Jack’s memory.
Jack was born on May 27, 1924 in Rochester, NY. He was a 1942 graduate of Aquinas Institute. Jack was a WWII Army veteran, serving from 1943-1946 with the 1879 Aviation Engineer Battalion in the South Pacific Theatre of Operation. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal in June 1946.
He spent 32 years with the Rochester Police Department, serving as a Detective Supervisor in the Special Criminal Investigation Unit for 16 years, with a 3-year assignment in Arson Investigation Squad. Jack was the past President of the Police Locust Club, and past member of Al Sigl Sports Comm. He was also a proud member of the Italian American Veterans Post, Moose Club, American Legion, ARPALER, Henotes for approximately 50 years, and the last surviving Bojack Member after 65 years.
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Rochester: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at age 89. Predeceased by his wife, Leona (Morimando) Hartung; brothers, Theodore “Bumpy” Hartung. He is survived by his sons, Donald M. Hartung, Ronald (Kim) Hartung; granddaughter, Kendall Marie Hartung; sister, Rosemary Stefani; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Vincent Morimando of PA, William Morimando of NYC, Ginger Morimando, Rose Morimando of OR, Peggy Morimando of NV; many nieces and nephews. Donald was a loving father and husband. He retired as a detective from the Rochester City Police Dept. and was an Army veteran of WWII.
Friends may call FRIDAY from 6-8PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Gates. On Saturday morning, October 19, friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 9:30 in St. Theodore’s Church. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to American Diabetes Association 160 Allens Creek Rd. Rochester, NY 14618 in his memory.
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Date of Death: October 19, 2013
Mass: Friday, October 25, 2013 10:00 am Church Of The Nativity BVM, Brockport, NY
Interment: Mt Olivet Cemetery, Brockport, NY 14420
Brockport: On Saturday October 19, 2013 at the age of 75. predeceased by his wife Nan. He is survived by his children Colleen (Jose) Garcia and Dan Hoy, his grandchildren Sophia and Nicholas Garcia. Paul was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a retired Assistant Chief of Police with the Brockport Police Department, a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, a Navy Veteran and a Brockport Rotarian for many years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday October 25, 10 am at the Church of the Nativity BVM, Main St., Brockport. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute to the American Cancer Society.
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Home: Irondequoit, NY
Date of Death: October 28, 2013
Place of Birth: Rochester, NY
Birthdate: November 28, 1931
Mass: Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:30 AM St. Kateri At St. Cecilia Church, Rochester, NY
Visitation: Friday, November 1, 2013 2-4 and 7-9 at Paul W. Harris Funeral Home, Inc., Rochester, NY
Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, NY
Irondequoit: October 28, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Angelina (Proia) Gangemi; children, Joseph, Salvatore, Michael (Yvonne) and Maryanne; grandchildren, Joseph. Rebecca, Michael J., Rachael, Heather; sister, Phyllis Cioppa; brother, Angelo (Deborah) Gangemi of Hamburg, NY; nieces & nephews and cousins. Joe was a detective with the Rochester Police Dept. where he served for 27 years and a US Army Veteran.
His family will receive friends FRIDAY 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy South). Friends are invited to meet the family SATURDAY 10:30 AM at ST. KATERI AT ST. CECILIA CHURCH for his funeral mass. Entombment, Riverside Cemetery. To share a memory or send the family a condolence, please visit www.harrisfuneralhome.com.
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Irondequoit: James Harrison Leathersich “Levy” passed away on November 17, 2013 at the age of 68. Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Bill (Sonya) Boatman, Kim (Dale) Fair, Mary Jane (George) Fargo, Ann (Chuck Souza) Leathersich M.D., Jean Leathersich; grandchildren, Rick, Cristine, Damien, Dmitri, Christopher, Charles, Thomas, Dale, Charlene, Dana, Joy, Danielle, Harrison & Rosemary; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, William Leathersich; sisters & brothers-in-law, Joanne & Ron Mix, Norma & Don Goodman; mother-in-law, Marjorie Boyles; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his four-legged buddy, Sheena. Jim was a Monroe County Sheriff’s Department retiree. To light a candle of remembrance, visit www.walkerbrothersfh.com
Visitation is Thursday 3-7 PM at the funeral home, 21 South Main St., Churchville. Jim’s Funeral Mass is Friday at 10 AM at St. Ambrose Peace of Christ Parish , 25 Empire Blvd, Rochester. Interment at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 in Jim’s memory.
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Rochester, NY: 10/31/1936 – 12/03/2013. He is predeceased by his parents Josephine (Catalfo) Gervasi and Gaetano (Thomas) Gervasi.
Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elaine (Tschetter) Gervasi, daughters Debora (Matthew) Jamison, Oakley, CA, Lori (Hon. Richard Keenan), Pittsford, NY, son David T. (Kathleen) Gervasi, Fayetteville, NY, daughter Janine (Kevin) Vascukynas, Irondequoit, NY; grandchildren Matthew (Jamie Adams) Keenan, Christopher Keenan, Nicholas Gervasi, Sarah Gervasi, SN Zachary Jamison USN, Jacqueline Jamison, Tyler Jamison; brothers Michael (Catina) Gervasi, Rochester, NY, Mario (Merrill) Gervasi, Copiague, NY, sister Angeline (Richard) Bater, Williamsville, NY; “younger brother”/cousin Richard Catalfo, and several cousins, nieces and nephew.
Upon his graduation at age 17 from Benjamin Franklin HS, 1954, Tom enlisted in the US Marine Corps. While serving with the Corps at Camp Lejeune, NC, he and 80-plus fellow Marines were unknowingly exposed to contaminated water filled with toxic chemicals. Later many of the men and their offspring contracted breast, and blood lung cancers, as well as other blood disorders directly linked to this highly-contaminated water.
After his discharge he worked in the family aluminum business as a salesman/installer. In 1964, he joined the Town of Irondequoit Police Department and rose through the ranks, retiring in 1985 as Senior Investigator. He joined the Monroe County District Attorney’s office as a Violent Felony Investigator, retired in 2001 and moved to Sarasota, FL where he remodeled their home. Tom worked at the Wedgewood Condominiums in the Meadows doing light maintenance and gardening. He also enjoyed spring training at Ed Smith Stadium, working security in the visiting team dugout, meeting many pro ballplayers, including members of his beloved NY Yankees.
Funeral mass in Sarasota, FL, Friday, December 6, 2013 at St. Martha’s Church, 200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota at 9:30 a.m. The family wishes to thank Dr. Richard H. Buck and the staff of the Florida Cancer Specialists for 11 years of care, and caregivers and staff of Tidewell Hospice, as well as first responders. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and Tidewell Hospice. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester, NY.
A celebration of his life will be forthcoming, held at the convenience of the family in Rochester, NY.
Arrangements by Toale Brothers Funeral Home.
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Cometa, Charles A. – Rochester: On Sunday December 22, 2013
Charlie joined his wife Salome, his brothers, Ben and Tom, and his sisters, Grace, Rose and Connie in heaven. He leaves daughter, Charlene (Link), and son-in-law John; his grandchildren, Jonathan and Jennifer, Catina and Robb; and his great grandchildren, Gracie and Sharon. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Charlie was a WWII Army Veteran who fought in Normandy and Germany. He was a retired officer in the Rochester Police Department. Charlie’s life touched many people, and he will surely be missed by all.
Family and friends are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 28th at Peace of Christ Parish, St. Ambrose Church, 25 Empire Blvd. Rochester.
Interment with Military Honors will follow at White Haven Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name to the Veteran’s Outreach Program or Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated.
Willard H. Scott Funeral Home
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Glenn Robert Goodno, died 12/23/13 at his daughter’s home in Fort Myers. Glenn was born Jan. 1, 1922 to Harry H. Goodno and Ruth (Herriman) Goodno, both deceased. He grew up in the city of Rochester, NY, graduating from Monroe High.
A WWII veteran, Glenn enlisted in 1942 becoming an air to ground radio operator assigned to the 12th Troop Carrier Squadron. His group dropped paratroopers and supplies to the partisans, losing 5 of 12 planes. During the war he flew 53 missions, including N Africa, Italy and the PO Valley where they dropped British paras in 1945. A Staff Sergeant, Glenn was awarded the Air Medal, two Oak Leaf Clusters and five Battle Stars.
After the war Glenn returned to Rochester, NY, becoming a patrolman for Rochester Police Department. In 1947 he married Grace (Holtz). They had two daughters, Susan and (Sally) Callisto. Glenn joined the Greece, NY Police Department, moving his family to the town of Greece. He spent many years as a detective, rising through the ranks to eventually become Commissioner of Police. Glenn was a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Glenn retired more than 30 years ago, making Siesta Bay RV Resort, Fort Myers his home. Glenn loved to play pool volleyball, euchre and bid euchre, loved movies, music, Zweigle’s white hots and the New York Yankees. A lifelong avid golfer, Glenn joined the Fort Myers Golf Club and was a member for many years. During his life Glenn had six holes in one, all on regulation courses, the last when he was 82. Glenn was a former Master of Wakaan Masonic Lodge, Irondequoit, NY, and a 32nd Degree Mason.
Pre deceased by his siblings Dorothy (Robert) Childs, David (Janet), Douglas, Gary (Carol). Pre deceased by the mother of his children, wife Grace (Holtz), wives Barbara (Schultz), Sharlene (Shar) (Wilcox, Kozel) and special friend Geraldine Weeks.
Loving father, survived by two daughters, Susan (Bill) Netzman and Callisto, both of Fort Myers, sisters-in-law Carol (Gary), Janet (David) many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to a celebration of Glenn’s life at 11:00 am on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the VFW Fort Myers Beach, Post 10097, where Glenn was a life member.
Interment will take place at the Sarasota National Cemetery on Feb. 11 at 11:30 am with military honors.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
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