01-07-16 Sergeant Robert Cunningham – Retired Rochester Police
01-18-16 Sergeant James Atkins – Retired Monroe County Sheriff
02-07-16 Deputy Brian Natalie – Monroe County Sheriff
03-11-16 Investigator Julian Jackson – Retired Rochester Police
04-10-16 Officer Roger Bacon- Retired Rochester Police
05-22-16 Trooper Robert Barrus – Retired NYS Trooper
05-24-16 Deputy Richard Hildmeyer – Retired Monroe County Sheriff
06-07-16 Detective Lou Donofrio – Retired Rochester Police
07-00-16 Major Alfred Newell – Retired Monroe County Sherriff
07-26-16 Officer Robert O. Bishop – Retired Rochester Police
07-29-16 Deputy James Cimino – Retired Monroe County Sheriff
08-11-16 Officer Al Piacelli – Retired Rochester Police
08-19-16 Martha “Marty” Kester – Operations Manager ECD 911 Center
11-14-16 Deputy Hawley “Lee” Knitter – Retired Monroe County Sherriff
11-19-16 Sergeant Robert Fisher – Retired Greece Police Department
12-12-16 Officer Peter Walsh – Retired Rochester Police
MACEDON: Cunningham, Robert F., 64, of Macedon, NY, passed away on January 7th, after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in Elmira, NY, and raised in his beloved hometown of Millport, NY, on the shores of Catherine Creek. Growing up, April 1st was as important as any holiday, and Lamoka Lake was his second home in the summertime. Whether he had his line in the water, or was sitting in a tree stand, Bob loved growing up in Millport.
According to Bob, those who grew up in Millport usually end up on one side of the law or the other, so in 1972, he joined the Rochester Police Department. He served 33 years as a Police Officer and Sergeant, often bragging that he “never lost a foot chase.” In his time with the police Department, he earned numerous awards, letters of recognition, and more importantly friendships that could only be described as brotherhoods.In 1976, he was married to Susan LeRoy. Shortly thereafter, they began their family, which is when he found his true calling, as a husband and father.
Always strong and supportive, Bob was the role model that a child needs to grow into a responsible, respectable adult and loving parent. He was active in his church, always putting the needs of others first.
In 2004, a year before retiring from RPD, he gained a new title: Grandpa, “the best job in the world” according to Bob. His son, Bobby Cunningham, and his wife, Brenda gave him 4 granddaughters: Natalie (11), Summer (9), Amelia (6) and Elise (3). Jim Cunningham and wife Christina: Collin (10), Nina (8), and Maggie (2). Last year, Bob’s only daughter, Kelli, wed Ryan Beebe: Tyler (11). Bob is also survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Susan and Sister: Lynne Cunningham. Bob was predeceased by his mother, Helen Cunningham, cousin Michael Stoddard, and Aunts and Uncles.
Calling hours will be held from 4-8pm on Tuesday, January 12 at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc., 123 W. Main St., Palmyra. A memorial service will be at 11am on Wed., January 13 at the First Baptist Church in Macedon. In Lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Lifetime Care-Hospice, 800 W. Miller St., Newark, NY 14513 or to Alzheimers Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620
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Hamlin: Passed peacefully into everlasting life with family by his side on January 18, 2016. Born January 15, 1949 Kingston, NY to James and Carmen (Montroy) Atkins, he grew up in Clayton, NY.
Chet served in the U.S. Navy, Vietnam and was a retired Sergeant of Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept. He was a member of ARPALER and SOAR and was an amateur HAM radio operator N2JQP.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Weissinger Atkins; children, Rene (Tim) Leathers, Lisa (John) Spina, Kimberly (Terry) DeRider, Stanley Baird, Todd Baird, twins, James N. (Kimberly) Atkins III and Jennifer (Mark) Breslawski; grandchildren, Zachary, Arianna, Alisha, John, Jake, Priscilla, Charles, Stanley, Sierra, Kayla, Amber, Samantha, Colton, Camryn, James IV and Jarret; a great-grandson, Julian; sisters, Cecelia Norfolk, Helen (Don) Perkins, Sally Carollo, Renee (Gary) Futch, Carmen Ann Nutting; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; best friend, Wayne King; his MCSD Brothers and Sisters in Blue; and his loyal dog, Molson.
Predeceased by his parents, James N. Atkins, Sr. and Carmen (Montroy) Carlisle; brother, Ernest Stokes.
Family will receive friends 1-6PM Monday, January 25, 2016 at New Comer Funeral Home, 2636 Ridgeway Ave. followed by a Service at 6PM.
Donations in Chet’s memory may be made to:
Strong Golisano Children’s Hospital
Gifts & Donations Office
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14625
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Churchville February 7, 2016 at age 39. Predeceased by his grandparents, father-in-law, Angelo D’Ambrosio. Survived by his loving and devoted wife, Angela; beautiful children, Sabrina and Michael; parents, Bruce and Susan Natalie; sisters, Sally (Tommie Cranker), Heather (Tracy) Elston; mother-in-law, Cecilia D’Ambrosio; brother-in-law, David (Kelly) D’Ambrosio; sister-in-law, Mary D’Ambrosio; nieces, Isabella & Adriana D’Ambrosio; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
He was a Marine Corps Veteran and a Monroe County Sheriff Deputy.
The family would like to thank the Wilmot Cancer Center and Hildebrandt Hospice.
Friends may call Wednesday 2-8 at the Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English & Latta). Funeral Mass, 10:30 Thursday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center.
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ARPALER member and retired RPD Investigator Julian Jackson passed away on March 11, 2016 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Sheila. Julie started his career with the RPD in 1964 and served 21 years, the last nine in the Physical Crimes Unit, before retiring in 1985. He spent his retirement years in Rapidan, Virginia. There will be a memorial service in Rochester at a date to be determined.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016 at age 80. Predeceased by parents, Karl and Dorothy Bacon; brothers, Donald Bacon, Raymond Bacon; sister, Barbara Johnson; brothers-in-law, Alex Coppola, Sam Coppola, William Stacy and William Johnson. Roger is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Jean Bacon; daughter, Lisa (Bacon) Horak; son-in-law, Douglas Horak; and grandchildren, Nicholas and Alexander Horak; brothers-in-law, David Coppola, Tony Coppola, Phil Giardina; sisters-in-law, Vera Bacon, Marie Coppola, Mary Ann Coppola, Sarah Coppola, Diane Giardina, Patricia Stacy; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was in law enforcement for many years. Roger served for 20 years as a Police Officer with the Rochester New York Police Dept., retiring, then serving in a security role at Rochester Institute of Technology for 15 years. Roger served his country in the United States Army.
Friends may call Thursday 4-7 at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English & Latta). Funeral Mass, 10 AM Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Always an advocate of animals, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester.
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Brockport / Holley: Suddenly on May 22, 2016. Survived by his beloved wife Paula Ellen, children LuAnne (James) Cenci, Robert M. Jr. (Carole Jean) and Tyler (Tamara), stepchildren Kelly (Terry) Mosier, Sheri (John) Abdoo, Laurie (Andre) Callicutt and David Slone; 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, sisters Janet Carter and Patricia Lucero. Predeceased by his first wife Beverly Dill and sisters Ruth Prince and Marjorie Gallo. Bob’s family was everything to him and he was everything to his family.
Calling Thursday May 26 from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. at Fowler Funeral Home, 340 West Avenue, Brockport. Memorial Service on Friday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Brockport First Baptist Church, 124 Main Street, Brockport, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the 82nd Airborne Division, Hospice of Orleans County or Brockport First Baptist Church in his memory.
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Irondequoit: May 24, 2016, at age 85. Predeceased by his wife, Mary Ellen, and beloved cat, Molly. Beloved companion of Marian Corey; loving father of Lori Hildmeyer (Donnie Peterson) & Kelley Hildmeyer (Kim Lieber). Dick was a retired Monroe County Sheriff Road Patrol, a member of the Irondequoit Bay Fish and Game Club, the Liederkranz Club and a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He provided security for 30 years at the local LPGA and PGA Tournaments.
Friends may call TUESDAY, 11AM-1:30PM with his Service to follow at the Dierna Funeral Home, 2309 Culver Road (near Norton). Interment at the convenience of the family at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester.
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Rochester, NY: Passed away on, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; children, Charles (Larry), Francine (Jeff) Grunigen, Edye (Bob) Cocchiara-Dow, Kathy (Dana) Coffey, & Sheila (Jeneya); 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Sister Ann D’Assisi, Yolanda Ruggeri, Eleanor Piendel, & Jane Passino; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lou was a retired Detective in the RPD and a Navy Veteran.
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Honeoye Falls: age 94, Retired Major with the Monroe County Sheriff. Predeceased by his wife, Anna (1992). Survived by daughters, Patricia (Ronald) Ball & Beverly (Anthony) Angotti; son, Alfred Newell, Jr.; loving companion, Emilie Manzler; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great-grandchild.
A WWII Veteran, serving the 7th Infantry Division (Tech Sgt.) in the Pacific Theatre. A recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge & the Bronze Star. Served 28 years with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Retiring in 1978 as a Major.
Longtime Member of Grace Episcopal Church, American Legion Post 11825, SOAR & APPALER.
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Rochester: July 26, 2016. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Evelyn; sister, Betty Tierson; brothers, Glenn and George; nephew, Thomas. Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty; daughter, Debra (Tom McIlvene); granddaughter, Crystal (Brian Brownyard); great grandson, Andrew Brownyard; brother, Joseph (Annie); sisters-in-law, Isabelle, Claudette, Myrtle Peck, Dorothy Buscemi and Norma Coleman; nieces and nephews, Judy (Guy Rossi), Joyce Warner, Jane Bishop, Sherri Bishop, Susan (John Schreiber), Jonathan (Wendy), Jamie (Brandi), Carrie (Jake Petrotta), Faith (Doug Wilbert); many more family and friends.
Robert was a dedicated City of Rochester Police Officer for over 36 years, an Army Veteran and also an Army Reservist. He was a member of the Webster Masonic Lodge #109, American Legion Law Enforcement Post #1182, The Rochester Police Locust Club, The Rochester PBA, ARPALER, Soar, and ITALEO.
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Irondequoit: Friday, July 29, 2016 at age 71. Pre-deceased by his wife Marie, Jim is survived by his sister, Carol Cimino, SSJ, brother, Richard Cimino and stepchildren Karin Harriman, John Struble, Jeanne Weber, and Gary Struble.
His family will receive friends Saturday August 6th from 9:30am – 11:00am at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 150 French Road, Rochester, NY where his funeral mass will follow at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester. To share a memory or send the family a condolence, please visit http://www.harrisfuneralhome.com.
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Piacelli, Albert C. “Officer Friendly”
Rochester: August 11, 2016. Survived by his wife Gail; son, Scott (Jodi) Piacelli; nieces and nephews. Albert was a retiree of the Rochester Police Department.
Service and interment private. Those wishing to honor Albert, please consider donations, in his memory, to the Rochester Police Benevolent Association. To leave an online condolence, please visit: www.miller1889.com.
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Passed on August 19th, 2016 at age 54.
Predeceased by her mother Elizabeth, father William and sister Lynn.
She is survived by her brothers and sister, David ( Mary Jane), Janet (Joe) Gentile and Alan (Tracy) Kester.
Many nieces and nephews, Godson, Cole, and special friends, Cynthia, Bob, Tom and Laurie.
Marty was the past Chief of the Ogden Special Police, a member of the Gates Volunteer Ambulance, and a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.
Marty worked as an Operations Manager for the Emergency Communications Department 911 Center.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 11am on Saturday, September 24th at the Greece United Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane, afterwards the family will receive visitors from 12pm to 2pm in the church hall.
Contributions may be made in her name to:
Ogden Special Police -269 Ogden Center Road – Spencerport NY 14559.
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Knitter, Hawley E. “Lee” of Greece, New York on November 14, 2016. Predeceased by his step daughter: Sharon Burns. He is survived by his wife: Ruth; step son: Patrick (Shelley) Burns, 1 daughter: Nicole Knitter (Anthony Kalish); 1 sister: Mary Ann Sheflin; 2 grandchildren: Kristine & Michael Burns, and 1 great-grandson Haden Knitter; niece: Melissa Maracle. Air Force Veteran, Retiree of Monroe County Sheriff Dept., Member of Sheriff’s Office Association of Retirees. Friends may call at Arndt Funeral Home, 1118 Long Pond Road (South of Maiden Lane) on Monday 3-6 pm followed by funeral service at 6 pm in funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association.
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Greece: November 19, 2016, age 96. He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn; and sisters, Violet Clark, Marion Stephens & Lucille Foster. He is survived by his children, Robert (Karen) Fisher and Nancy (James) Martin; his grandchildren, Robin VanSlyke, Bryan (Aimee) Fisher, Aaron (Danielle) Fisher, Nicholas (Stacy Martin); 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. Robert’s family would like to thank the staff on the 4th Floor SW of the Jewish Home.
Family & friends are invited to call Saturday, November 26th from 11 AM – 1 PM, where his Funeral Service will take place at 1 PM at the THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, 735 East Ave., Hilton. Interment will be in Parma Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aldersgate Methodist Church, 4115 Dewey Ave., Rochester, NY 14618 in memory of Robert.
Arrangements entrusted to Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton, NY. http://www.burgerfuneralhome.com
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Canadice: On Dec 12, 2016, age 72. A good man who fought so hard not to leave us. Peter was predeceased by parents James & Florence Walsh; brothers-in-law Don DeMarse, Richard Gilzow & Fred Wechsler. He is survived by wife Kathryn; children Peter (Lynn), Patrick (Kerry) & James (April Burke); grandchildren Peter, Kyle, Sam, Taylor & Maddy; brothers James (Rosalie) & Kevin (Marianne); sister Noreen (John) Carlson; sisters-in law Judy (Tony) Palozzi, Rita Wechsler, Joyce Gilzow, Donna (Larry) Lockwood; special uncle Peter Cicoria; many favorite nieces & nephews.
With deepest gratitude to Dr. Jules Zysman, Dr. Jason Mendler, Dr. Michael Becker, Dr. Eunice Wang (Roswell), the wonderful special caring staff of Wilmot 7th & 6th floor & 1st floor infusion center all of whom made this long journey a little easier.
Peter’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 17 at 9:30 am at Holy Apostles Church on Lyell Avenue. Please join the family for a reception following the service at Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The SmileTrain, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or Wilmot Cancer Center in honor of Peter.
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