01-02-17 Captain Harold F. Connor – Retired Rochester Police Department
01-10-17 Detective Lou Tacito – Retired RPD & Monroe County District Attorney Investigator
01-21-17 Officer Robert Turner – Rochester Police Department
02-10-17 Captain George Reiss – Retired Rochester Police Department
02-24-17 Officer Donald Freeman – Retired Rochester Police Department
03-04-17 Assistant Chief Deputy James Wiesner – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
06-07-17 Sergeant Robert Kerr – Retired New York State Police
08-14-17 Sergeant Dominick J. Felice – Retired Geneva Police Department
08-19-17 Lieutenant Carl Patricelli – Retired Rochester Police Department
08-30-17 Detective Michael Chiello – Retired Rochester Police Department
10-10-17 Chief Thomas Roche – Retired Gates Police Department
12-15-17 Investigator Gustave J. D’Aprile “Gus” – Retired Rochester Police Department
12-24-17 Sergeant David Bonacchi – Retired East Rochester Police Department
Rochester/Florida: Harold Frederick Connor was born the youngest of three sons to Myrtle and Samuel Connor in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Monroe High School and Empire State College (at age 50) and joined the Rochester Police Force in 1953. He started the Rochester, NY K-9 Corps and retired as a Captain in 1988. He and his wife Joyce traveled the USA until they settled in Venice, FL in 1998.
Harold is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Starling Connor, their daughter Susan (Richard) Freeman of Englewood, FL, son William (Janis) Connor of Honeoye Falls, NY, and son James (Rhonda) Connor of Raleigh, NC. He has 3 grandchildren Sheila (Mike) Wasilewski, Katrina Connor, Rebecca Connor, two step-grandchildren James (Jen) DeMay, Suzanne (Tim) McLaughlin, and 7 great-grandchildren Claire, Robert, & Benjamin Wasilewski, Kate & Issac DeMay, Sarah & Avery McLaughlin.
Hal was a member of Waken-Hubbard Lodge #154, Englewood Elks, the Police Locust Club and ARPALER. He attended the Unity Church of Venice.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 PM, Saturday February 4, at Keenan Funeral Home, 7501 Pittsford-Palmyra Road, Fairport NY 14450.
Donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association (jury.org or JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10004) or Tidewell Hospice (tidewellhospice.org or Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Dept., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238).
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Irondequoit: Passed January 10, 2017 at age 88, born February 22, 1928 in Rochester, NY. Louis was a devoted family man who was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine; parents, Louis and Mary; and brother, Raymond. Louis is survived by his brother, Robert (Rosann) Tacito; 4 children, Michael (Cheryl), James and Thomas Tacito, Adrienne (Harry) Crawford, as well as his 2 granddaughters, Jamilyn Tacito and Allessandra Crawford; and his great-granddaughter, Natalie Greene.
Louis was commonly known by the nick names “Beeboy”, “Beebop the Cop”, Bopper” and “Cowboy”. He was easily and widely recognized as a result of his impressive assortment of western hats.
Mr. Tacito had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, first as a Patrolman, then a Sergeant and Detective with the Rochester Police Department for over 33 years from 1953-1986. Among his assignments with the RPD was the Traffic Enforcement Unit in which he was a Motorcycle Officer, and the Health Bureau, as well as the Robbery and Burglary Units. He also was an Investigator for the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office for 11 years in the Violent Felony Bureau. During his career he was involved in many high visibility cases and arrests and was wounded during a shootout as a result of his heroic efforts to thwart a well-publicized bank robbery.
Louis served his county in the Unites States Eighth Army in the Pacific Theatre and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan at the conclusion of World War II. In addition, he served in the Panama Canal Zone and in Honolulu, Hawaii. In later years he became quite the raconteur in drawing upon his countless experiences and celebrity acquaintances to recount stories and occurrences from his long and fascinating life.
Private Service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in his name may be made to Mount Carmel House, 288 Frisbee Hill Road, Hilton, NY 14468.
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Columbia, MD: January 21, 2017. US Army Veteran. Predeceased by his mother, Dolores T. Johnson and aunt, Dorothy Harris. He is survived by his wife, D. Deane Turner; 2 daughters, Barbara Turner and Robin Burgos; granddaughter, Delora Turner; 2 brothers-in-law, Joe (Pat) McElrath and George Owens; sister-in-law, Janet McElrath; godson, Greg Jones; best friends, Leroy Jones and Booker Williams; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
While with the RPD, he was a member of the Accident Prevention Division “White Hats” and left to become Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester.
Friends may call Saturday 10-11 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 445 Frederick Douglas St. Funeral Mass immediately following. Interment at the convenience of the family.
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Formerly of Rochester, NY George P. Reiss, 91, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in Wake Forest, NC. George was born August17, 1925 to George C. and Madeline (Rubens) Reiss in Canadaigua, NY. He attended Aquinas Institute, Monroe Community College and Empire State College.
He served in the Navy in WWII on the aircraft carrier, the Wasp. He began his long career on the Rochester Police Department attaining the rank of Police Captain before his retirement in 1983. George was actively involved in the VFW Post #307, American Legion Post #1182, DAV Chapter #15, 40 & 8 #111, the Police Locust Club, Rosewood Club, FBI National Academy Associates, Raleigh, NC Elks #736, ARPALER (Association Rochester Police Area Law Enforcement Retirees), Navy League, USS Wasp, the Moose Lodge # 1318.
George is survived by daughter Alice Fisher (Steve), son Edward Reiss, daughter Elizabeth Siver (Mark), grandchildren Lisa Fisher, Jennifer Torralba (Dominic), Sarah Fisher, George R. Reiss, Shawn Reiss, Katie Ledwin (Eric), Mark D. Siver, Ashley Siver and great grandchildren David Ledwin and Emilie Ledwin. He is also survived by a brother Robert and numerous nieces and nephews.
George was predeceased by a son George E. Reiss; mother of his children, Lois Reiss; twin sister Elsie D’Angelo; sister Marjorie Wilson and son-in-law, Ronald J. Siver.
Calling hours will be SATURDAY, February 18, 2017 from 1-3 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services (3325 Winton Rd S). Funeral services will follow immediately in the Interfaith Chapel at the funeral home. Interment White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Association of Rochester Police & Area Law Enforcement Retirees Bereavement Program, 1425 Lexington Ave., Rochester, NY 14696-3133.
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Freeman, Donald E. Sr. of Irondequoit, New York, on February 24, 2017. Predeceased by 1st Wife: Ruth D. son: Donald E. Jr., and daughter: Judy A. Stevens.
He is survived by his wife: Margaret L.; 1 son: Keith A.; son in law: Richard C. Stevens; 10 grandchildren; 2 step children: Bonnie (Louie) Pereia and Timothy May; several brother & sisters in law; 1 brother: William; several nieces & nephews.
Retired Rochester Police Dept. Officer, Member & Past Master of Charlotte-Corinthian Lodge #1088 F. & A.M., Member of Police Locust Club, Member of Unity Lodge #479 F. & A.M. Navy Veteran of WWII.
Friends may call at Arndt Funeral Home, 1118 Long Pond Road (South of Maiden Lane) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Masonic Service and Eastern Star Service will be held on Tuesday evening at 7 pm. Funeral Service on Wednesday 11 am in funeral home chapel. Interment: White Haven Memorial Park. Those wishing may make contributions to Masonic Service Bureau or Shrine Children’s Hospital in his memory.
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James R. Wiesner of Rochester passed away Saturday March 4, 2017. James Robert Wiesner, of Fort Myers, Florida, left this Earth peacefully, at age 96. Jim was a proud World War II Veteran, serving in the United Sates Army, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He had a 21-year career with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, retiring in 1974, as Assistant Chief Deputy.
Jim is predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Eileen Wiesner. He is survived by his son, Retired Rochester Police Department’s Robert (Maggie) Wiesner; daughter, Karen (Jeffrey) Manniello; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to celebrate Jim’s life at a mass on Friday March 10, 11AM at St. Joseph’s Church, 43 Gebhardt Road in Penfield.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to Honor Flight Rochester, Inc., PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692.
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Canandaigua- Passed away in his home on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the age of 89.
Predeceased by his parents, David and Harriet Johnson Kerr and his son James David Kerr.
Survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Ellen Kerr; His sister, Yvonne (Hugh) Belton; His children, Michael (Sally) Kerr, Alan Kerr, Tammy (John) Dixon, Deanne Stratton; grandchildren, Emily (Jim) Wishart, Heather (Terry) Rooze, Bradley, Rebecca, Rachel, Johnathan, Sarah, Jessica; great grandchildren, Alyssa, Alex; great, great grandchildren, Levi, Braelyn; nephews, nieces, David, Scott, Brian and Diane.
Born in London, Ontario Canada, December 11, 1927. He enjoyed playing rugby high school and at the age of 17 moved to Saskatchewan and worked at the Indian Trading Post. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1952 with an Honorable Discharge. He became a United States citizen on November 11, 1954. He worked for the Newark Police Department for two years then joined the New York State Police in 1957 and retired with the rank of Sergeant in 1976. He then became a Security Specialist for Bausch & Lomb and retired in 1996. Bob and his wife moved to Florida where he opened his Private Investigators business. He was a Guardian ad Litem and a Guardian for adults. He always followed his passion for upholding and enforcing the law. His faith was important to him and he was proud of all his children and grandchildren. He was admired and cherished by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Family will receive friends from 4-6pm on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Zion Fellowship, 5188 Bristol St., Canandaigua where a Memorial Service will be held following the calling hours at 6:30 pm.
To share a memory or express condolences please visit www.fullerfh.com.
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GENEVA – Dominick J. Felice, 82, of Linwood Ave., passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, in Strong Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St., Geneva on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Members of Winnek Post #396 American Legion will meet at 10:15 AM at the funeral home for a service for their departed brother. Members of the Hydrant Hose Co. of the Geneva Fire Department will meet at 10:30 AM for a service for their brother. Members of Knights of Columbus Council #272 will meet at 10:45 a.m. for a service for their brother knight.
Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions, in his memory, may be made to any veteran’s organization of your choice or to Happy Tails, County Rd. #46 Canandaigua, NY 14424.
Dominick was born in Geneva and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Dominick and Anna Candidori Felice. He was a graduate of Geneva High School and served his country with the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Intrepid.
Dominick was a member of the Geneva Police Department retiring with the rank of Sergeant. He later worked at the Seneca Army Depot and retired from the
Veterans Administration Hospital in Canandaigua. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and meeting his friends for Thirsty Thursday at the K of C. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post # 2670, Winnek Post #396 American Legion, a third degree Knight of Columbus with Council # 272, and a member of Hydrant Hose Co. #1 Geneva Fire Department.
He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Felice of Rochester; his brother, Joseph (Mary Jane) Felice of Waterloo; nephews: Joseph Felice, Michael Felice, James Galgano, Daniel Galgano, Andy and Joe Candidori; several cousins, and many friends.
He was predeceased by his wife, June Felice.
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Chiello Michael J.
Greece: August 30, 2017 Age 92.
Predeceased by his wife Norma (Falvo) Chiello and daughters Patricia Calabro & Frances Chiello. Survived by daughters Andrea (Richard) Topel & Susan (Michael ) Burk, son-in-law Raymond Calabro, granddaughters Jennifer Webb, Stephanie (Christopher) Atkins, Michelle and Kimberly Calabro, great-grandchildren Hailey, Jason & Addyson, nieces and nephews.
Michael was a WW II Army Veteran and retired Rochester Police Officer.
Calling Tues. 4 – 8 PM at Falvo Funeral Home 1395 N. Goodman St. Please join the family 10 AM. Wed. at St. John Evangelist Church (W. Ridge Rd.) for the celebration of his funeral mass.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Lifetime Care Hospice. Interment Holy Sepulchre.
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Greece: August 19, 2017. Carl is survived by his wife, Aletha (Parnaby) Patricelli; beloved son, Philip (Anne Marie) Patricelli; three wonderful daughters, Concetta (Carl) Boice, Felicia (Eric) Lefebvre and Carla (John) Twombly, seven dearly loved grandchildren & great-grandson; dear sister-in-law, Elaine Smith; aunt, Jean Parnaby; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins & many dear friends. Carl was retired from the City of Rochester Police Department & Delco Products. He served his country in the US Army from 1954 until 1956. To light a candle of remembrance, visit www.bartolomeo.com
Carl’s visitation will be held 4-7PM on Monday, August 21 at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM at St. Lawrence Church. Inurnment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Wilmot Cancer Institute, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 704, Rochester, NY 14642 or St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Rd, Rochester NY 14626 in Carl’s memory.
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Gates: Tom passed away on October 10, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his brothers Michael Roche & Jerry Roche. He is survived by his loving wife Jackie; children Joe (Lisa) Pantano & Mike (Betsy) Pantano; sisters-in-law Beverly Roche & Mary Pat Grove; brother-in-law Keith LeBeau; grandchildren Joey, Jenna, Michaela, Jesse (Lauren), Jason, John (Amanda) & Allanah (Patrick); nephews Rick (Lisa) Roche, Ron (Patricia) Roche & Ron (Bridget) LeBeau; grandnephews Jack & Matthew. Tom served as Chief of the Gates Police Department for 32 years and was an avid Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” football fan.
Family & friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11 am at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 4100 Lyell Rd. Burial to follow in Holy Ghost Cemetery. Kindly consider honoring Tom with a contribution to Gates Keystone Pipes & Drums, PO Box 24884, Rochester, NY 14624or James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Office of Advancement, 300 East River Road, PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627.
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On 12/15/2017 after a hard, valiant 30 year fight with heart disease and congestive heart failure. Predeceased by sisters Rosemary Ellis, Wilma Miller and brother Samuel D’Aprile. Survived by wife of 53 years, Beverly (Kuslik) D’Aprile, sons David (Katie), Tom and daughters Karen (Paul) Roche, Linda (Dave) Polizzi and Theresa (Brian) Denney; grandchildren, Lieutenant Danny Roche U.S. Army National Guard, Brooke and Jake D’Aprile, Joseph and Thomas Polizzi, Grace and Sophia Denney, several nieces and nephews. Gus will be missed greatly by many friends in the Western Finger Lakes area, especially the gang at “The Barn” in Piffard, N.Y.
Gus was a retired Investigator with the Rochester Police Department and former Conesus Town Judge.
He had many interests and many friends but his true loves and what he was most proud of, were his family, his service in the United States Army (serving stateside, as well as Germany and Southeast Asia) and cars. Boy, did Gus love cars!
Gus was the driving force of our family. We learned more about responsibility and service to family and society from him that can ever be quantified. He was our loyal leader, and we will miss him terribly.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 19th, from 4-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 20th, 11am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450 or the Rochester Police Locust Club, 1425 Lexington Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com.
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David P. Bonacchi of East Rochester passed away December 24, 2017 at age 62 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Beverly and Anthony Bonacchi. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Rosanne; 3 devoted sons, Ryan (Angela), Michael (Nicole) and Eric (Megan); 2 grandchildren, Vincenzo and Giorgio; 3 brothers, Paul, Greg (Jackie) and Stephen (Mary Kay); brother-in-law, Robert (Kathy) DiMarco; aunts, uncles, Nieces, Nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
Dave was a lifetime public servant to his country and community, serving in the US Army from 1973-1976 and 35 years as East Rochester police officer (Sergeant), Mayor and Town Justice. He was a very accomplished golfer, winning the NY State Amateur Golf Tournament in 1994.
Dave’s family would like to thank the medical team at the Wilmot Cancer Center Neuro-Oncology Unit and the staff and caregivers at Shepherd Home and Christina Morabito for their exceptional care.
PLEASE PARK IN THE EAST ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT, WHERE A SHUTTLE BUS WILL RUN CONTINUOUSLY TO THE FUNERAL HOME AND BACK.
Friends may call at Harloff Funeral Home, 803 S. Washington St., East Rochester, Thursday 12Noon-2 and 5-8PM. Dave’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 9AM at St. Jerome’s Church, 207 S. Garfield St., East Rochester. Interment, White Haven Memorial Park. Those wishing may direct donations to Adding Candles for Brain Cancer Research, http://www.addingcandles.com or PO Box 10717, Rochester, NY 14610 or Shepherd Home, 1959 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY 14526.
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