ARPALER Members Last Roll Call – 2014

01-28-14 Investigator William A. Simon – Retired Geneva Police
03-22-14 Deputy Robert DiNieri – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s
04-07-14 Sgt. George Ehle – Retired Rochester Police
05-16-14 Detective John N. Hryniw – Retired Rochester Police
07-03-14 Thomas J. Lauricella – Retired Monroe County DA’s Office
07-14-14 Detective Reginald Burns Amory Jr. – Retired Rochester Police
09-03-14 Officer Daryl Pierson- Rochester Police Department
10-05-14 Investigator Paul Kaseman – Ogden Police Department
11-04-14 Detective Sam Cimino – Rochester Police Department
11-07-14 Sgt. Eugene Keating – Retired Rochester Police
11-24-14 Lieutenant Daniel Wright – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s & U.S. Marshall
12-11-14 Chief Roy Irving – Retired Rochester Police
12-20-14 Lieutenant Garry Coles – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s
12-23-14 Major Richard Pfuntner “Dick”- Retired Rochester Police
12-28-14 Officer Kevin Yandow – Retired Rochester Police

Investigator William A. Simon

William A. Simon, 90, passed away peacefully on Tues. (Jan. 28, 2014), at the Geneva Living Center North. In honoring his wishes, there will be a Trisagion Prayer of Mercy Service at 11:30 a.m. Sat. (Feb. 1), at the Our Lady of Peace Parish Center, 130 Exchange St., Geneva, located off of the Center St. entrance.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 98 Genesee St., Geneva, N.Y. 14456.William was born on Oct. 14, 1923, in Worcester, MA, but was a life-long resident of Geneva. He was the son of the late Michael and Julia (Baroody) Simon. Following his graduation from De Sales High School, he worked in the family grocery business on Exchange St. for a number of years. He additionally worked at Sampson for several years before joining the Geneva Police Force in 1952. He rose from Patrolman to Special Investigator in the Detective Division until his retirement in 1985. William was a skilled investigator involved in many high profile cases during his service to Geneva. He was well respected in the law enforcement community, having dealings with other municipalities, county and state agencies. Following his retirement he was called to duty many times for assistance in several major cases. William was also an active Real Estate Broker for over 60 years. He had a hand in a significant number of real estate transactions involving residential, commercial and industrial ventures. He served as past president of the Police Benevolent Association, and was a member of the Lions Club. William was an active member of St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Geneva and in the past supported the Syrian Youth Organization and the lay lector program.He is survived by his children, Julia (Donald) Guerrieri of Geneva, Michael Simon of Geneva, William (Patricia) Simon of Clifton Springs, Christine (Ralph) Lyman of Henrietta and Edward (Penny) Simon of Phelps; numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.William was predeceased by his wife, Amelia (Pasqua) Simon; parents, Michael and Julia (Baroody) Simon; brother, George Simon and daughter-in-law, Lynn Simon.



DiNieri, Robert
Deputy Robert Dinieri

Robert L. “Bob” DiNieri

DiNieri, Robert L. “Bob”Webster: March 22, 2014. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane; children, Robert A. (Donna) of Newark, NY, Christine (Jim) Keddell of Walworth, Gene (Tracy) of Webster; 6 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter.

Bob started his police career with the RPD in 1953. He left in 1958 for a second career in the insurance field and then was the Security Director at Monroe Community Hospital. He then joined the MCSO and retired in 1994.

No prior calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday March 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Spirit Church (Plank at Hatch Rd.). Interment Webster Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Aaron Manor, 100 St. Camillus Way, Fairport 14450.


Sgt. George Ehle

Greece: Born, February 24, 1929, Passed, Monday, April 7, 2014 at age 85. Predeceased by his parents, George and Erma Ehle; son-in-law, Rusty Burkland. Survived by his loving wife, Ada L. Ehle; his children, Gail Burkland, Greg (Tori) Ehle, Warren (Keri) Ehle, Irene (Raghu) Athimoolam; grandchildren, Ryan, Joshua, Lindsay, Nathan, Marissa, Madison and Vijay; sisters, Beverly DeMitry and Erma Vinciquerra; many dear friends. George was a proud Marine veteran of the Korean War. He was a 35 year retiree of the Rochester Police Department. He was the recipient of the Golden Pen Award for his editorials. George enjoyed boating, fishing and spending time with his family.

Friends may call Friday (April 11th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday (April 12th) 10:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3450 Ridge Road West. Entombment, Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Veterans Outreach Center in his memory. For more information or to sign George’s online guestbook please visit


John Hryniw
Detective John N. Hryniw

Portland, OR: Born 10/19/1922 in Rochester, NY. Died 05/16/2014 in Portland, OR. He is survived by his beloved wife, Wanda; his two daughters, Suzanne Hryniw and Peggy Gomula (Joe), as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was a WWII veteran, a retired Rochester Police Detective, an auctioneer and an avid clock collector. He belonged to and was an active member of St. Josephat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Those wishing, may direct donations to The Rochester Police Foundation.



Thomas Lauricella

Greece: July 3, 2014. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Sam & Margaret Lauricella; brother-in-law, Art Goodwin. He is survived by his sister, Jo Ann Goodwin; niece, Allison (Troy) Stephenson; nephew, Jeff (Tammy) Goodwin; great-nieces & great-nephews, Reigh Goodwin, Josie Stephenson, Xavier Stephenson, Dehl Shaw; aunt, Vivian Lauricella; many cousins & dear friends. Special thanks to the Fourth Floor Caregivers at Kirkhaven NH & the Caregivers who helped Tom at Unity Hospital.

Visitation is Monday 1-3 & 6-9 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.) Tom’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 1 PM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 W. Ridge Rd. Private interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gift processing Center, 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite LL22, Lake Success, NY 11042 in Tom’s memory.

Tom was born on April 14, 1946 in Rochester, NY to Sam & Margaret. He grew up on Oak Street and Gayla Drive and attended Jefferson High School as well as Rochester School of Machine Shorthand. He eventually worked as a child protective advocate which had him testifying to the NY Senate and US Congress. He was also a Senior Investigator for the DA’s office.

The family Patriarch and a godfather to many, Tom always enjoyed Sunday dinner, Christmas, family phone calls. In his spare time, he played softball and raquetball, and was a member of Aralen and the downtown and Elmgrove YMCA.

Tom was an avid baseball fan, including being a Red Wings season ticket holder for more than 20 years, and a devout NY Yankees fan – even attending training camp, games, and the World Series. Tom also was a Notre Dame football fan. Several of his friends are professional baseball referees.

Tom liked to travel, including taking trips to Europe and multiple trips to Calgary. He enjoyed watching baseball and Law & Order on television, and also liked Mickey Mouse.

Family and friends would best describe Tom as someone who was very social, outgoing, a kid at heart, had a great sense of humor, was, generous, a caregiver, dedicated, dependable, a mentor, resilient, well-loved, respected, gracious, and had unquestionable loyalty. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.


Detective Reginald Burns Amory Jr.

Rochester: At age 74, entered into rest on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He was born September 19, 1939 in Canandaigua, New York to Reginald Burns Amory Sr. and Ida Amory Green.

Reginald, Sonny as friends and family affectionately knew him, grew up in Rochester, NY with his Grandmother Gertrude Amory. He attended high school at Franklin High School in Rochester, NY. He served in the United States Coast Guard from February 19, 1957 to February 1, 1960 when he received his discharged achieving the rank of SN (E3). He then attended college at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY where he received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. He was a member of the Rochester Fire Department from 1965 – 1970. He joined the Rochester Police Department in 1970 where he achieved the rank of Detective. He retired in March of 1986 after 16 years. After retirement Sonny worked various jobs at Wegmans, Brinks, and Xerox.

Sonny married Phyllis White in November of 1959 in Rochester, NY. They were married for 35 years. Sonny enjoyed giving to others, fishing, camping, photography, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. Sonny was preceded in death by his father Reginald Burns Amory Sr.; mother Ida Amory Green; grandmother, Gertrude Amory; step-mother Marion “Millie” Amory; sisters Carol Hines and Dorothy Simmons and favorite Aunt Sibby Jemison.

Sonny is survived by his former spouse and life long friend, Phyllis Amory of Rochester, NY; his son Reginald B. (Nancy) Amory III of Rochester, NY; son Michael Amory of Lowell, AR; daughter Kimberly Amory of Charlotte, NC; son Steven Amory of Carmel, IN; brother, Peter Amory of Los Angeles, CA; his grandchildren Reginald B (Jessica) Amory IV, Gene Amory, Rhiannon Amory, Aleem Farooq, Ariana Knox, Blaire (Britney) Coats, Edward Amory, William Amory, Stephanie Amory, Phillip Amory, and his nieces and nephews and other relatives.

A visitation will be held at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 3325 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY from 4:00pm – 8:00pm Friday, July 25, 2014. A memorial service will be held at AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa St. Rochester, NY at 10:00am, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua, NY.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, 25 Circle Street #102, Rochester, NY 14607. Condolences may be left on Reginald Burns Amory Jr. online guest book at:


Officer Daryl Pierson

Survived by wife, Amy E. Pierson; son, Christian Pierson; daughter, Charity Pierson; father, Steve R. Pierson; mother, Deborah J. Pierson; sister, Patty (Greg VanFleet) Pierson; brother, Brett Pierson; sister, Julie Pierson; mother & father-in-law, Mitch & Joan Evans; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins.

Daryl’s visitation is 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Monday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd), Rochester, NY 14626. His funeral service will be celebrated at 11 AM Wednesday at the Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14614. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Badge of Honor Association, PO Box 30735, Rochester, NY 14603 in Daryl’s memory.

To donate to a memorial fund to assist Officer Pierson’s family, go to:

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Amy Pierson will cherish the past eight months more than any other in the 12 years she knew her husband, Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson. Forced home by an injury to his hand in January, Daryl Pierson used that time to grow closer to his 4-year-old son, Christian, who was readying for kindergarten; and bond with his “angel baby,” Charity, who was born May 19 — five weeks premature due to pregnancy complications.

It was a time Daryl Pierson will never have again.

“We had all those months as a family, which will be something we will always cherish,” Amy Pierson said Thursday afternoon, little more than 12 hours after she put her head on her dead husband’s chest, kissed his face and said goodbye for the last time. “He was always such a family man and he had those months to pour into the family and into Christian; those three months to bond with Charity. I’m so grateful that he got to see her, and know her and bond with her, because he was so excited for that little girl to be born.”

On Wednesday, one day after he returned to work following the injury to his hand, the eight-year veteran of the department and a member of its respected Tactical Unit was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire between police and a man officers were pursuing. The 32-year-old officer was taken to Rochester General Hospital where doctors worked with “absolute fury,” and “tried to pull off a miracle, which was not to be,” said Chief Michael Ciminelli.

Amy and Daryl Pierson met about 12 years ago through family friends. “I thought he was so handsome, I think I told my girlfriend he was just the most handsome man I ever saw,” Amy Pierson recalled. “And he was just fun, just fun to spend time with.”

In a small ceremony in 2004, they married on a beach in Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Amy Pierson, also 32 and a part-time employee at Paychex, said she learned early on that her husband had unbending convictions about service and protecting people, which led him to the U.S. Army and then into police work. “He was very passionate about it, even from childhood it was the only thing he ever wanted to do, it was definitely where his heart was, serving and protecting,” she said, sitting on a couch in the three-bedroom ranch-style home on a tucked-away street in East Rochester where they have lived for six years. He loved it … he was just so passionate, he’d come home and be so fired up about those things, just making a difference and actually being a productive officer, it meant everything to him.”

The rooms of that home reveal the story of a life that was equally devoted to family and police work: Toy trucks and Legos cover the floors of the living room; Christian’s construction-paper artwork adorns a kitchen wall: (I am big and I am driving my mom and dad to the sandbox and I am going to play there, too).

Family photos line the walls, sit in frames on tables and cover the refrigerator door. They show the emergence of a young family, from the seaside wedding to the birthing rooms of Christian and Charity. A book of police memorabilia including citations, graduation certificates and others lies on a kitchen counter.

Daryl Pierson spent much of his childhood in East Rochester and graduated from the high school there. He had three siblings, an older sister, Patty Rizzo, and a younger brother, Brett, and sister Julie. His mother, Debi, still lives in East Rochester; his father, Steve, lives in Wolcott, Wayne County.

Kim Romach, secretary to County Court Judge Victoria Argento, graduated a year after Daryl Pierson in high school. “As my mother would say, he’s the type of guy your father would want you to marry,” Romach said. “He was a stand-up guy. He was very respectful, the way he talked to people and treated people.”

If you could pick guys we can’t lose, he would be at the top of the list.”

Daryl Pierson attended Monroe Community College before he became a police officer in 2006.

“It’s all he ever wanted to do,” Amy Pierson said. “He talked about possibly becoming a homicide detective but he wasn’t hard-core on what path he would take.”

He loved his brother and sister officers and the RPD, Amy Pierson said. “They genuinely cared about each other, more than regular co-workers, or more than being each others’ responsibility. They loved each other. And it’s showing, I’m just in awe of all these officers.”

And one thing her huband knew for sure: “He was definitely planning on retiring from the Rochester Police Department,” Amy Pierson said. “He loved it … he was just so passionate, he’d come home and be so fired up about those things, just making a difference and actually being a productive officer, it meant everything to him.”

On Thursday, Daryl Pierson’s colleagues called him a calming and steady member of the tight-knit Tactical Unit, a group known for proactive and aggressive policing which if often charged with dealing with some of the department’s most chaotic and dangerous situations.

“He was a very solid officer, never over-the-top or high-strung,” said Todd Baxter, executive director of the Veterans Outreach Center, former Greece police chief and a longtime member of the RPD. “He was the guy you want next to you when you’re stepping out on street corners, the guy you want next to you when you’re going on a robbery call because you know he’s always going to be there.”

Baxter met Pierson when Pierson went through the police academy. “He brought the ultimate sense of professionalism to a scene, even a chaotic scene. He was usually the calming factor.”

The tactical unit is put in areas of high crime and used to bolster the division’s regular patrols. Because of the intense nature of the work, its officers typically work in pairs, and the unit typically focuses on areas plagued by illegal guns, drug sales, robberies and violence. They often conduct corner enforcement and surveillance.

He was the best everything. He lived a hero, he didn’t have to die to be a hero.

“They are proactive, they enjoy shutting things down,” said James Sheppard, Rochester’s former police chief. “If there is a pattern of shootings, they are going to go in and shut it down. If there is a pattern of robberies, they are going to go in and shut it down, they are going to make those arrests,” Sheppard said. “Because they cover the whole city, they know the whole city. They have informants, they work closely with homicide, they work closely with narcotics.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Gregory said Pierson also worked closely with federal law enforcement agencies including a major investigation of a gang that had a “corner store pretty much kidnapped.”

Pierson knew the defendants and others and was key to the investigation in the Mark Street/Hudson neighborhood.

Death “just brings home the fact that these (police) are involved in dangerous work really on a day-to-day basis that often the general public takes for granted as to how dangerous it really is,” Gregory said.

Ciminelli described Pierson as an “exemplary officer” whose actions “speak volumes” about his character. He listed eight years’ worth of awards and accolades Pierson accumulated during his career. Among them were a 2010 Officer of the Month award, a 2013 Good Conduct award and 11 chief’s letters of recognition, most of which commended his efforts in removing illegal guns from city streets, he said.

Mayor Lovely Warren said, “there are no words” to diminish pain felt by the Pierson family. “I ask people to understand they great sacrifice Officer Pierson made last night. He lost his life trying to protect and serve this community.”

Her husband was constantly working on the house and in the yard, Amy Pierson said, and joked that he preferred Home Depot gift cards to more traditional presents.

He was the “most disciplined and productive person that I ever met,” she said, and he kept a close eye on the needs of the home, such as the above-ground pool in the backyard where he taught his 3-year-old niece, Madison, how to swim this summer.

The pool is already covered for the year in anticipation of the fall. “He never sat around, he was always doing house projects,” she said.

Amy Pierson’s mother, Joan Evans, said her son-in-law was a hero long before he was killed Wednesday night. “He was the best everything. He lived a hero, he didn’t have to die to be a hero,” she said. “He was a solid, strong guy. Strong and steady, the best, best dad, a hero daddy.”

Amy Pierson agreed. “He was always the best father that you could imagine, he was just always with the kids. He was just an incredible father, so that’s the hardest loss,” she said, crying. “I don’t know when it will all really start to sink in. I know for myself it will be a while for me to really be able to grieve because I am just completely focused on my children and trying to help our son.”

East Rochester’s interim superintendent Richard Stutzman Jr. said Christian started school on Wednesday. Grief counselors will be on hand for students and staff, as many knew the fallen officer, he said.

“They were just best friends,” Amy Pierson said of her husband and Christian. “I’ll try to have to help him learn how to live without a father and just try to get him through this process. So if there are any praying people out there, please pray for Christian, he’s going to be 5 this month, and that’s the devastating part.”

Christian’s birthday is Sept. 19, his father’s would have been Sept 20.

As he looked out the side door of his home Thursday, Christian spotted some officers who were standing guard and vigil on the street in front of the home. “There’s police cars out there,” he said, wearing a Sponge Bob T-shirt and twirling the propeller of a small toy plane. “Sixteen of them. More than 16!” Amy Pierson smiled. “Yeah,” she told her son. “It’s all in honor of your daddy, buddy.”

Amy Pierson said the same calm with which her husband went about his police work, held their family together and gave her peace when she considered the dangerous job he had — working Rochester’s toughest neighborhoods from 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

“You kind of worry about it ever single night, but you kind of get desensitized to it, and he was the strongest person I ever knew and I trusted that he knew what he was doing and I knew he did,” she said. “He made us feel safe in every way, including about his job, so it wasn’t a constant fear. He was just a calm person.” That sense of safety was destroyed about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Two officers came to the door and told me that Daryl had been shot and he was in critical condition and they didn’t know anything else at the time but they said it was bad and they rushed me to the hospital.

“I got to go be with him, and I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it when I got there, but it was just like it was him. I laid my head on his chest for a long time, and I held his hand, and kissed his face, and it was just like it was him. It was just like it was him. “He could have just opened his eyes right up.”

-Article by Jon Hand at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Includes reporting by Gary Craig and Victoria E. Freile.


Paul Kaseman
Investigator Paul Kaseman

Paul J. Kaseman, born 2/7/59, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family & friends after a brave battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his father, John Emmett Kaseman & brother, John E. Kaseman, Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Janis Kaseman; children, Christopher, Danielle Kalinowski (Jimmy), Andrew; faithful companion Buckwheat; mother, Margaret L. Kaseman; mother-in-law, Phyllis Selke; brothers & sisters, David (Rita), Daniel (Terry), Peter (Sue), Mary Beth Stein (David), Ann Marie Sirianni (Steve), Kathy Santangelo & Christine Panyard; many nieces, nephews, great niece & great nephew; the Spencerport class of ’77 & Dan; the Neighborhood Gang; Police Department Fraternities & many family and friends. Paul graduated from E.J. Wilson H.S. in Spencerport, attended Monroe Community College, was a Deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and retired from the Ogden Police Department as an investigator.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Thursday, October 9 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 158 East Ave., Hilton. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held immediately after the memorial service at Salmon Creek C.C., 355 Washington St., Spencerport. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a charity of choice in Paul’s memory.



Sam Cimino
Detective Sam Cimino

Rochester: November 4, 2014 at age 88. Predeceased by his parents, Andrea & Anna Cimino; brothers, Joseph & Charles Cimino. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorianne Elena; daughters, Lisa Delaney of NJ, Nina (Dan) Nowack, Katrina Cimino; grandchildren, Thomas & Margaret Nowack; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law; nephews & niece, Joseph (Denise), Anne, and Charles Jr. (Betsy) Cimino; many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sam was a US Army Veteran of WWII and had served in the Battle of the Bulge. He also served for 31 years (1956-1987) with the Rochester Police Department having retired with the rank of Detective. He belonged to St. Theodore’s Nocturnal Adoration Society, Police Locust Club, P.B.A., The ARPALER & Rochester Boxing Association.

Friends may call FRIDAY only 3:00-7:00 PM at DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Gates. On Saturday, November 8, all are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 11:15 AM in St. Theodore’s Church, 168 Spencerport Road. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Outreach Center, 791 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 or K9s For Warriors, 260 S. Roscoe Boulevard., Ponte Verda Beach, FL 32082 ( ) or St. John’s Home, 150 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 or Masses may be offered in his memory.


Sgt. Gene Keating
Sgt. Eugene Keating

Rochester: On Nov 7, 2014, peacefully at home. Predeceased by his daughter Joan Keating & son Richard Keating. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Violet; son Ken (Deborah); daughter Karen (Dominic) D’Agostino; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great- granddaughter; nieces; nephews & cousins. Gene was a WWII Army veteran & retired Rochester Police Sergeant.

Friends may call Monday 4-7 pm at the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 am at St. Monica’s Church, Genesee St. Private burial in Holy Ghost Cemetery.


Lieutenant Daniel Wright

Spencerport: Went to be with his Lord and Savoir on November 24, 2014. Predeceased by his sister, Patricia Cassidy; devoted to his family, friends and faith. Dan is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosemarie; children, Scott Wright and Sabrina (Jack) Jankowski; granddaughter, Arianna Jankowski and brother, John T. Wright. Dan was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired Lt. with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept. and a Federal Marshall. Dan lived life to the fullest.

Friends may attend a Memorial Service 2:00 Sunday at Parkminister Presbyterian Church, 2710 Chili Ave. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center or the Aurora House. – See more at:


Chief Roy Irving

Passed on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 69 years of age. He is survived by his loving Wife of 44 years, Connie; 2 Sons, Chris of Rochester, Patrick (Bethany) of Baltimore, MD; 2 adored Grandchildren, Benjamin & Henry; 1 Brother, Lee (Gwen) Irving of Penfield; and many dear family and friends. Roy retired after 25 years as the Chief of Police for the Rochester City Police Department.

Please join the family to share memories SATURDAY from 3-6 PM at Crawford Funeral Home (495 N. Winton Rd., between Browncroft & Humboldt) followed by his Memorial Service at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Roy with a donation to the U of R Medical Center Palliative Care Program (P.O. B. 270441, Rochester 14627). Online Condolences welcomed at


Garry Coles
Lieutenant Garry Coles

Coles, Garry Louis, 75, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Kindred Hospital St. Petersburg, FL. Garry was born in Rochester, NY and came here in 1995. He served in the Navy and was a member of the Monroe County NY Sheriff’s Department retiring as a Lieutenant after many years as a motorcycle officer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Pauline (Ackerman) Coles, Those left to cherish Garry’s memory are his wife Carol, brothers, King (Eileen) and George (Helen); his sons, TJ (Barbie), Garry Jr. (Aleece), and Joshua; his daughters, Deborah (John) Benedict, Suzanne (James) Jones, and Heather Coles, his step-son, Edward O’Brien, step-daughter, Sharon (Boyd) Marquardt; 8 grandchildren, 2 nephews, 3 nieces, and his beloved dog, Trixie.

Garry loved life and spent many happy hours riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, driving his Corvette, and camping in his motor home. He also enjoyed his friends at American Legion Post 273. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Legion or the charity of choice. Online donations can be made at


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Major Richard “Dick” Pfuntner

Conesus Lake/Geneseo: December 23, 2014 at age 83. Predeceased by his wife Margaret, parents Martin and Helen, brothers Paul and Jim, and sisters Marian and Virginia. He is survived by his daughter Margie (Robert) DeLena, brother Francis (Loraine), sisters Doris Miles, Eileen (Gene Cimino) King, Beatrice Robinson and Barbara Frey. Dick served in the US Army during the Korean War and retired in 1986 as a Major in the Rochester Police Department.

Friends may call on Sunday, December 28th, from 2-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia. Funeral mass and burial with full military honors on Monday at 11am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 11119 Chapel St. Perkinsville, NY. For further information or to send a condolence please visit:


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Officer Kevin Yandow

Webster: Sunday December 28, 2014. Survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Jeffery; brothers, Daniel (Shirley), Thomas (Florence) Yandow; sister, Katherine Williams; several nieces and nephews; his faithful companion (his dog) Baby. Kevin was an officer for the Rochester Police Department for 21 years. To send a condolence, please visit:

Friends may call Friday 4-8 PM at the DREIER-GILTNER FUNERAL HOME INC, 1717 Portland Avenue (at the corner of Portland Avenue & Ridge Road East). His Funeral Service will be Saturday at 10 AM at Christ the Good Shepard Lutheran Church (1000 N. Winton Road). Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to MDA. Thanks to the staff at Highland Family Medicine, Visiting Nurse Service and family and friends who unselfishly and lovingly assisted with Kevin’s daily care. A special thanks to Tocarra Fead for her sense of humor, loving compassion and ability to make Kevin’s day.