ARPALER Members Last Roll Call – 2019

01-12-19 Captain Richard Ryan – Retired Irondequoit Police Department
02-01-19 Sergeant Henry Rouse – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
02-06-19 Investigator Joe Louis Bradford – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
03-16-19 Detective Albert Brunette Jr. – Retired Rochester Police Department
03-17-19 Officer Michael Petromallo – Retired Rochester Police Department
04-27-19 Deputy Eugene Sokol – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
05-18-19 Captain Ed Frattare – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
06-04-19 Detective Gaetano “Guy” Pietrantoni – Retired Rochester Police Department
06-15-19 Officer Leonard “Butch” Johnson – Retired Rochester Police Department
08-16-19 Officer Edward Jensen – Former Rochester Police Department
08-25-19 Officer Joseph Taliento – Retired Rochester Police Department
08-31-19 Detective Sergeant Robert Russello – Retired Monroe County Sheriff’s Department


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Captain Richard Ryan

Passed away on January 12, 2019, at the age of 50. Predeceased by his father, Edward Ryan. Survived by his wife, Erin McCabe; children, Becca Ryan and Justin Ryan; mother, Olive (Thomas) Striffolino; sister, Laura Ryan; aunt & uncle, Angela and Stuart Kaiser; in-laws, Maureen and William McCabe; brothers-in-law, Sean (Amy) McCabe and Ryan (Beth) McCabe; nieces, nephews, dear friends, and his Brothers & Sisters in Blue.

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Sergeant Henry Rouse

ROCHESTER, NY – February 1, 2019. U.S. Army Veteran

Elder Rouse was born September 2, 1944 in Darlington, SC. He is the son of the late Otis Rouse and the late Lola Mae (Smith) Rouse. He married Mary Walker.

He served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired Sgt. with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department in Rochester, NY.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary A. Rouse; several children; a host of grand and great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Archie L. Rouse (Ardenia); 1 sister, Gloria Lawson; nieces, nephews; in-laws; other relatives, church family and friends.

Calling hours will be Friday, February 8 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Aenon Baptist Church, 175 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY.

The Funeral Service to Celebrate his life will immediately follow. Rev. Dr. Jonathan Jamal H. McReynolds, Pastor. Rev. Leon Dupree, Eulogist. Entombment in White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, NY.

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Investigator Joe Louis Bradford

Rochester – 2/6/2019 Age 81. Retired MCSO Investigator. Calling hours, Monday, 5-8PM, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street. Celebration of Life, Tuesday, 11AM, at the Church. Interment, Riverside.

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Detective Albert Brunette Jr.

Albert is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Rose Latone Brunette; parents, Albert & Dorothy Brunette. He is survived by his children,  Albert R. Brunette, III, Janet (Dale Raforth) Brunette-Raforth, Joseph Brunette, Sr. (Esther) & Lori (Duane) Licata; grandchildren, Joseph Brunette, Jr., Karina Licata & Nicholas Licata; brothers and sister, John Brunette, Gerald Brunette, William Brunette, Arthur (Linda) Brunette & Dorothy Brunette-Freeman; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Albert served in the United States Army Reserves and then went into the roofing business. In 1961 he joined the Rochester Police Department, furthered his career with an Associate Degree in Police Science from MCC in 1975 & later retiring in 1981 as a detective. After retirement, he was the proprietor of Brunette Bowl on Jay St for over 20 years and continued to serve the community as a school bus driver.

Albert’s life story will be shared during visitation, Sunday, March 24th 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 25th, 10:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 W. Ridge Rd. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to ARPALER, 1425 Lexington Ave, Rochester NY 14606 in Albert’s memory.

Albert Was born on July 12, 1937 to Albert and Dorothy Brunette in Rochester, NY. He was the oldest of 6 siblings and was very active in his youth, working a paper route and playing baseball. During his teen years, Albert continued in athletics, playing football, basketball and baseball. He also worked in roofing over the summers with his friend Tony Destino.

Albert graduated from Madison High School in 1955 and married his high school sweetheart, Rose Latone on September 1, 1956. He served in the Army Reserves and then went into the roofing business. In 1961, Albert joined the Police Department and retired as a Detective in 1981. After retirement, he became a proprietor of Brunette Bowl on Jay Street. Albert did not stop there, he continued to serve his community as a school bus driver.

One of the proudest and happiest moments of his life was becoming a grandfather to Karina, Joseph Jr. and Nicholas. Albert always made the grandkids a priority, rarely missing school or sporting events. He loved taking his grandkids to fun activities like fruit picking, pumpkin picking and lunches during their school breaks.

Albert traveled periodically to Las Vegas and always managed to ‘break even” in the casino. He enjoyed hosting large gatherings for holidays, birthdays and barbeques. Albert was known as the “grill master” as he was an excellent cook of any meat and seafood. Some of his hobbies were watching sports on T.V. and coin collecting. He was a proud member of the Rochester City Police Locust Club and the ARPALER. Albert looked forward to weekly breakfast meetings with fellow retirees and he was very generous with support and donations to Greece PAL and local youth sports.

He was an avid Yankees fan, as he looked forward to baseball season each year and planned everything around game time. While watching sports on T.V., he was always very passionate, often yelling at the T.V during a game. Albert also spent time watching detective shows on T.V. like Perry Mason, Columbo, Forensic Files and old western movies on TCM network. As a father of four children, he was a disciplinarian and a hard worker, which equaled a great provider to his family. Albert was described as loving, loyal, brave, strong and generous. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and he will always be fondly remembered by his loving friends and family.

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Officer Michael Petromallo

Webster: Sunday, March 17, 2019 at age 84. Predeceased by his daughter, Michelle and his brother, Philip. Michael is survived by his wife Rosalie (Bellomo); children, Mary Jean (Chris) Golojuch, Charles (Ron) and Michael (Jackie) Petromallo; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; his aunt, Bessie Domicello; sister-in-law, Carol Imburgia and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was a retiree of the Rochester City Police Department and of AAA.

His family will receive friends Wednesday, March 20th, 4:00 – 7:00pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Friends are invited to meet the family Thursday, March 21st, 11:15 am at St. Rita’s Church for his funeral mass. Entombment White Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Philip F. Profetta.

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Deputy Eugene Sokol

Eugene Francis Sokol, 75, formally of Hilton NY, Fort Myers Florida and most recently residing in Sussex WI, was called home by our loving God on April 27, 2019, with his family at his side. Gene was born in Rochester, NY, son of the late Emil Frank Sokol and Irene (Nowak).Gene is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years Ann Lee Gillette Sokol, his adoring daughter Christine (Paul) Maher, Step-daughters Linda Hackler (Duane), Brenda Lacrosse (David), and Grandsons, Benjamin and Adam Tribunella, Michael and Matthew Maher. Also survived by brother Ronald (Mary) Sokol, niece Ashley Sokol, Brother-in-law James (Patricia) Gillette, cousins and many friends.

Gene proudly served as a dedicated Deputy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for Twenty Years. He was close to many MCSD brothers in uniform, particularly Bill Kleinbach and Sean Noonan, his “true brothers”.

A Memorial Service will be held on May 4th at 11:00am at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home; W250N6505 Highway 164; Sussex WI 53089. The Family will be receiving visitors from 10:00am up until the time of the service. Gene’s Family would like to thank Legacy Hospice for the compassionate care they provided.

The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene’s memory may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Sussex United Methodist Church.

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Captain Ed Frattare

Greece: Passed peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, May 18th 2019 at age 68. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 32 years, Kathy; parents, Edward & Theresa. Survived by his sons, Gregory (Jessica) & Bryan Frattare; brother, Steven Frattare; brother-in-law, Mark (Maureen Churan-King) King; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Gilles) Blanchard; nieces & neph­ews, MSGT. USMC. Christopher (Ruth), Jeffrey (Kristyn DiFrancesca), Jaci (David), Karen, Kevin; great nephew, Christopher along with many cousins & close friends. Ed was a retired Captain after 25+ years of dedicated service with the MCSD.

Family & friends may visit from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Ave., Ed’s Funeral Ceremony will be celebrated at 10 AM on Thursday at Faith Baptist Church of North Chili, 2954 South Union Street, Rochester, NY 14624. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to:

M.C.S.F. (Monroe County Sheriff’s Foundation)
28 East Main Street Suite 111
Rochester, New York 14614

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Detective Gaetano “Guy” Pietrantoni

Rochester – Passed peacefully on June 4, 2019 at the age of 89.

Predeceased by his sister Julia Soscia.

Survived by his daughter Paula Pietrantoni; granddaughter, Lisa (Paul) Colaianni; great granddaughter, Ava Rose; brother in law, Sam Soscia; cousins, Julie, Nick, & Nicole; & his dear companion Rose Alvito & her children; & several nieces & nephews

Guy served in the Navy & retired as detective from the Rochester Police Department after 35 years.

Calling hours will be Monday June 10, 4-7pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Avenue. Service the following day, 10am at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, burial at Holy Sepulchre immediately following.

In lieu of flowers please donate to, The ARPALER.

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Officer Leonard Johnson

Mr. Leonard S. Johnson “Butch” was born February 11, 1946 in Rochester, NY. He is the son of the late Eli William and the late Lillian V (Shorts) Johnson Jr. He married Deborah J. Fields.

Retired City of Rochester Policeman. A graduate of Madison High School and Monroe Community College.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years; Deborah J. Fields-Johnson; 1 son, Andre V. Johnson; 1 brother, Marvin “Pee Dee” (Carolyn) Johnson; 2 sisters, Walterine “Trine” Richardson and Judith (Joe Louis) Johnson-Dunbar; Debbie’s children, Kelly Lynn Wachob and Jimmy Wachob; special friends, George Fontenette, Jr., Clifton H. Manns, Sr., Patsy Salvato and Dave Powers all of Rochester, NY, Robert “Bob” Poland of Las Vegas, NV; nieces; nephews; sister-in-law; brothers-in-law; other relatives, church family and friends.

Memorial Service Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:00 AM at Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street with Rev. Bessie Lucas, Eulogist. Interment at the convenience of the family.

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Officer Edward Jensen

Peacefully passed Friday, August 16, 2019 at age 93. Predeceased by his parents, Ret. Deputy Chief Henry and Dorothy Jensen; and wives, Marian Kraft Jensen and Leona Farley Jensen. Survived by his son, David (Kathleen) Jensen; adored grandchildren, Tina (Brandon) Sosa and Summer Jensen; beloved great-grandson, Brandon A. Sosa II. He is also survived by ex-wife, Marva Turner. Ed was a proud WWII Army Air Corps Veteran, former Rochester Police Officer, retired Kodak Supervisor, devoted Rotarian and a Paul Harris Award Recipient.

Friends may call at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, Saturday, August 31st, 1-4 PM. Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Rochester Rotary, 180 Linden Oaks, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14625 in Ed’s honor.

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Officer Joseph Taliento

Joe passed away on August 25, 2019. He was predeceased by his parents Ralph & Mildred Taliento; parents-in-law Jenny & John Gammariello. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jo Ann Taliento; daughters Jodi Lyn

(Frank) Churnetski & Jo-Al (Dave) Lettau; grandchildren Ashley (Matt) Florack, Kyle Lettau, Kristen & Katie Churnetski; great-grandchildren Philip, Vincent, Gavin, Nicholas & Dominic Brown & Riley Florack; sister-in-law Janice (John) Barnum; nephew Jason Barnum; niece Jenny Barnum & Joe’s precious “baby girl” Princess. Joe was a 20 year veteran of the Rochester Police Department.

Family & friends may call on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 4-7 pm at James R.

Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road. Joe’s Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 9:30 am at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 4100 Lyell Road. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Detective Sergeant Robert Russello

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the age of 85. Predeceased by his father and mother, Paul and Antoinette (Lippa) Russello; brother, Michael Russello; sister, Sandra Russello. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nancy (Betlem) Russello; children, Paul (Susan) Russello and Sandra (Carmine) Petrella; grandchildren, Robert (Tierney) Russello, Jaclyn (Greg) Niewiemski, Christina (Jason) Deats, Esq., Michael (Jennifer) Petrella, and Nicole Petrella, PharmD; great-grandchildren, Madison & Michael Petrella, Paul Russello; sisters-in-law, RoseMarie Russello and Jean (Thomas) Adams; many nieces and nephews.

Robert retired from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department as a Detective Sergeant in 1978 and was an Army Veteran. He is a member of ARPALER (Association of Rochester Police & Area Law Enforcement Retirees, Inc.) and the American Legion. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

Robert’s life story will be shared during visitation, 4-7 PM on Wednesday, September 4th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Thursday, September 5th at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to ARPALER, 1425 Lexington Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606, in Robert’s memory.

Robert was born June 22, 1934 to Paul & Antoinette (Lippa) Russello. He grew up in Rochester with his brother, Michael & sister, Sandra where he attended Jefferson High School. He loved his pets growing up, a dog named Pooch and a bird named Chirp. Robert joined the U.S. Army November 16, 1953 at age 19 actively serving his country as a Military Policeman during the Korean Conflict. He received a National Defense Service Medal and in November 1955 was transferred to Army Reserve to complete 8 years of service.

After the Army, he became a deputy for Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept. where he would become a Detective Sergeant. He was also a Kodak Retiree

Robert and his loving wife, Nancy have been married for 63 years. They enjoyed raising 2 children, Paul & Sandra. Robert loved to travel throughout his life, taking over 60 trips to Las Vegas and even overseas to Italy and Europe.

He loved watching the NY Yankees, Jeopardy & the History Channel & on Sunday’s you’d find him watching football and enjoying Sunday Sauce with family.

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