Sunday, July 14, 2019

2019 RFBA Scholarship Winner

CONGRATULATIONS to Casey Hibbard as the 2019 RFBA Scholarship Winner! Thank you to all the impressive applicants this year, as it was a hard decission!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

David L. Griffith, Sr.


Rochester - David L. Griffith, Sr., entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 28, 2019. He was born in Rochester, NY and retired to New Bern, NC in 1999.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 yrs, Judy, and his children, Deborah Prato of Manasquan, NJ, Laurie (Jeff) Walker of New Canaan, CT and David (Jasyn) Griffith of New Bern, and a sister, Lisa (Ben) Trumble of Rochester, NY. He was also a loving grandfather to 8 grandchildren, Cole, Colin and Taylor Prato, Finley and Gwenan Walker and Nathan, Julianne and Danielle Griffith.

He served in the U.S. Navyfor 4 years and joined the Rochester Fire Dept. in 1968 where he served for 30 years, retiring as Rochester Fire Chief.

He was an accomplished woodworker and loved being on the water, fishing. He was a member of the East Carolina Saltwater Fishing Club.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Cotten Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service in the Chapel, beginning at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Lloyd Griffith officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Griffith Family.

Michael H. Moynihan

Chili - On July 6, 2019. Predeceased by his parents Jeremiah & Harriett Moynihan; brother Rev. Jerry Moynihan & sisters Eileen & Katherine Lehon. Survived by his wife Gail; children Kevin, Tim (EsĂȘ) & Dan (Andrea) Moynihan; granddaughter Melissa Moynihan; brothers Thomas (Barbara), Marty (Debbie), John (Rosie), Jim (Hiroko) Moynihan; nieces, nephews, cousins & many dear friends. Family & friends are invited to call Thursday July 11 from 4-7 pm at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. & to his Funeral Mass Friday at 11:30 am at St. Christopher Church. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider School of the Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Pkwy, Rochester, NY 14623. Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on July 10, 2019

Jonathan P. Grossi

Springwater: July 7, 2019. Jonathan is predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Grossi; parents, Leo & Jane Grossi & sister, Mary Ann Viola. He is survived by his sisters, Judith (Ronald) King & Patty (Vinny Reitano) Valerie; nephews & niece, Leo (Numia) Viola, III, Ronald King, Jr., Joey Valerie, Jane Marie Valerie, Vinny (Alicia) Valerie & Jonathan Valerie; great-nephews & great-niece, Nicholas Viola, Allison Viola, Giovanni Valerie & Antonio Valerie. Jonathan’s life story will be shared during his visitation, Sunday, July 14th from 1-5 pm at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 15th at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Parkway. Interment will be private. Those wishing may contribute to Humane Society @ Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450 in Jonathan’s memory. Jonathan was born February 23, 1953 in Rochester, NY. He was one of four children to his parents, Leo & Jane Rossi. During his childhood years Jonathan enjoyed playing baseball. While attending Aquinas Institute he played on the football team and boxed in the Mission Bouts. During his high school years he met the love of his life, Marilyn Willmott. Soon after graduation the two were married. He was very hardworking. He career spanning over 20 years found him working as a firefighter for the City of Rochester Fire Department. When not at the fire house Jonathan worked as a mason. Jonathan took a very simple approach to life, he always said, less is more. His love of the outdoors could be seen everywhere at his home in Springwater. There he and Marilyn were the stewards of over 50 acres of paradise. He loved being in the outside, fishing, hunting and managing the timber on his land. Jonathan enjoyed making, beer, wine, venison jerky and his self proclaimed best greens and beans for those he loved. During his freetime he enjoyed: reading the paper, watching TV shows to include, NCIS, Bull & the black list, watching all sports, especially the NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills, plaing cards, gin was his favorite and playing fellow firefighters at ping pong matches at the fire house. Getting together with family was important to him. Jonathan looked forward to and hosted Thanksgiving every year. His extended family included the likes of his cats and Labrador’s. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Khalid Abdus Salaam

Rochester - Born Clyde H. Manns Jr. to Clyde H. Manns Sr. (deceased) and Gertrude Moore Manns (deceased), Completed his journey in this life on Mon. Feb. 25, 2019, after a short illness. Khalid was a Retired Rochester Firefighter of 30 years. Former member of many softball teams. Children: Sean/Heather, Tynisha, Justin, Edward, Jordon, Lauren, & Lorye Manns; Brothers Carlos/Nadine, Clifton/Sheila, & Chris Manns; Sisters Andrea & Stephanie Manns. Memorial Service: Feb 28th. Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Feb. 27, 2019