Sunday, March 25, 2018

2018 RFBA Scholarship

This year the RFBA is awarding a $1000 scholarship to one 2018 graduating senior who is scheduled to attend an accredited post-secondary institution, college or university. All applicants must have a parent/grandparent/legal guardian who is in good standing with the RFBA and must apply by May 15, 2018. Please see the attached application for further information.


2018 NYSPFFA Scholarship

NYS Honary Fire Chief's Association and the NYSPFFA is please to announce the 2018 Ted Green Memorial application is now available. Please see the below link for the application and all the details. Good luck!


Friday, January 26, 2018

Charity Hockey game For Operation Warm

Charity Hockey Game For The MDA

From The Newsletter

Your board wants you to be informed about what the association does for its members. Here’s a summary of what the RFBA does for you:

 -The RFBA provides a death benefit for all members in good standing. The current benefit is $17,500. It was recently increased from $15,000.

 -Both active and retired RFBA members pay dues. Members with fewer than 25 years pay $10/month and members with more than 25 years pay $2/month. Dues typically pay for things like office rent, office supplies, monthly meetings, bibles, florist expenses, officer salaries, retiree functions, and the Holy Childhood Christmas party. The board also occasionally votes to use dues for expenses related to the trust fund, such as legal and accounting fees. This takes some of the burden off the trust, allowing it to grow larger, which then allows for future death benefit increases.

 -The RFBA organizes and funds traditional events every year: The Holy Childhood Christmas party dates back to the 1960s, young children of deceased members receive monetary gifts at Christmas, and the Firefighters’ Ball was resurrected in 2009. The RFBA also funds a retiree picnic every summer and pays toward yearly shift calendars for retired members.

 -The RFBA administers the DeRoberts Fund, which is sustained by investment interest on the original $25,000 principle donated to the RFBA many years ago by the estate of Ruth DeRoberts, daughter of former Fire Chief Josiah Kinsey. Interest derived from the DeRoberts Fund pays for maintenance of grave sites of our fallen members at Mount Hope Cemetery. This includes headstone cleaning and repairs and general upkeep of the large firefighter monument at the center of the firefighters’ plot.

 -The RFBA administers the Fallen Firefighters Fund, which pays for maintenance of the Fallen Firefighters monument in front of the Public Safety Building. Responsibility for this fund was taken over by the RFBA several years ago at the request of the RFD personnel who were initially assigned the task of designing and placing the monument at its current location.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

School of Holy Childhood

School of Holy Childhood Christmas Party is December 22, 2018. The parade starts around 9am at the school, 100 Groton Parkway, Rochester NY.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Paxton H. "Packy" Maffett

Victor - Nov. 16, 2017. Predeceased by sisters Lois Jacques & Dora Terena; brothers David, Paul, & Charles. Survived by his wife of 29 years, Gail; children Timmy, Tommy (Judy), Bonnie (Walt), Katherine, & Andrew (Karen); step children Jody (Laura), Joni (Erle), Julie (Jerry), & Jeffrey; brothers Jimmy (Jackie) & Adrian; sisters-in-law Carol & Jenny; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, & nephews. Packy was a Rochester Firefighter, retiring as Battalion Chief. He was President of Rochester, Pittsford & Henrietta Art Clubs. As part of his firefighting responsibilities he taught firefighting techniques at the Academy & various fire districts, and was an exempt firefighter for the Mendon Fire Dept. He was an artist who was recognized with many accolades. In his retirement he was able to share his skills as an Instructor for 20 years at the JCC. He also loved his other hobbies of hunting, fishing and visits to the casinos. Friends may call MONDAY (11/20/17) from 4:30-9:00pm at Miller Funeral & Cremation Services of Victor Inc. (301 W. Main St. - Victor). His Funeral Service will be held TUESDAY 11am at St. Mark Lutheran Church (18 Victor Mendon Rd. Mendon 14506). Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association 435 E. Henrietta Rd. Rochester 14620 or St. Mark Lutheran Church. Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Nov. 19, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

William C. Huss

Lafayette, CO: Passed away on June 10, 2017. Bill was born on May 19, 1934 in Rochester, NY, to Elmer T. and Loretta Rose Huss. During his time at West High School Bill worked with his father at the Huss meat market on Genessee Street. Bill was a City of Rochester firefighter from March 16, 1964 until his retirement on April 10, 1989. Diane and Bill were married on May 4, 1957 in Rochester. Bill was an avid bow hunter, fly fisherman, sailor of the fingerlakes and WW II enthusiast. He had a great sense of humor and loved people. Bill is survived by a loving family, including his wife, Diane; children, Bill Huss Jr. (Jody), Kristine Thrush (Charles) and Jaemi Huss (Tasmi) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Mestler and grandsons, Wesley Huss and Mathew Powell.

Recitation burial will be on June 22 at 11:00 at Sacred Heart of Mary. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the William C. Huss memorial fund. Please visit to offer condolences.of the Rosary will be on June 21 at 6:00 PM at Sacred Heart of Mary. Mass of Christian   

Edward G. Frankenberger

Irondequoit: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at age 71. Predeceased by his parents, George and Jeannetta Frankenberger. Ed is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathleen; sons, Anthony (Jacqueline), Christopher (Amy); and his beloved granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Emma, Megan. Ed was a retired Battalion Chief, City of Rochester Fire Department who served for 30 years. His family will receive friends SUNDAY 2:00 ­ 4:00 pm & 7:00 ­ 9:00 pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy S.), where his funeral service will be held MONDAY 10:00 AM. Interment Irondequoit Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Stepping Stone Learning Center, 2111 Hudson Ave., Rochester, NY 14617.