Friday, February 10, 2017

Paver Order Forms Being Revised

Our new building on Hudson Avenue will eventually include a pavilion, a Rochester firefighter memorial, and a sign out front. To raise money for these projects, the Two Percent Committee and the Rochester Firefighters’ Benevolent Association (RFBA) have teamed up to sell engraved brick pavers that will make up the patio behind the building. The pavers can be engraved with the first name, last name, and date of appointment for any sworn active, retired, or deceased member of the Rochester Fire Department.

The order forms are being revised. Please send questions about this to Jim Smallwood  ( and Scott Joerger (

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Richard D. Nuijens Sr. "Dick"

Macedon: Predeceased by parents Robert and Elma Nuijens; and brother Paul Nuijens. Richard is survived by his beloved wife Shirley; his brother Dale (Jean) Nuijens; sons, Richard Jr. (Joanne) Nuijens, Andrew (Amy) Nuijens, Matthew (Maria) Nuijens, and Daniel (Kristin) Nuijens; Step-children, Brenda Marshall, William (Alicia) McKee, Richard (Liz) McKee and Julie (Doug) Rowe-Baxendell; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dick also left behind his beloved dog Rozie. Richard was an alumnus of Alfred State University, and served in the United States Coast Guard. After his service in the Coast Guard he became a City of Rochester Firefighter and completed twenty years of dedicated service with them. He retired when his father passed away in order to take over the family business Nuijens Greenhouses also in Rochester. In retirement, continuing his history of service, Richard moved to Macedon, NY in 1985 where he joined the Macedon Volunteer Fire Department and served for 11 more years. Richard’s passion was always in his barn where he restored many classic cars. He will be missed by many friends and family. Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1040 State route 31, Macedon, NY 14502. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please consider sending a donation to the Wayne County Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Dallas Police Department LODD

Bobby Soto Retirement Party

Broderick Walker Retirement Party

BC Tim Young Retirement Party

Philip Corriddi

Rochester: July 7, 2016, at age 79. Predeceased by his stepson, Stephen Sutton. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Lois; son, Bill (Melanie Forshee) Coriddi; daughter, Heidi Coriddi; son Dennis (Kacie Hoffman); daughter-in-law, Juliann Sutton; several grandchildren; brother, Frank (Jane) Coriddi; brother-in-law, Bob "Pete" (Lou Cynda) Putnam; & several nieces & nephews. Philip retired from the City of Rochester Fire Department after 32 years of service.Per Philip's request, calling hours will not be observed. Philip chose to be a donor to the Anatomical Gift Program at the University of Rochester Medical School to further the education of future medical practitioners.Please consider honoring Philip with a donation to Lollypop Farm

Anthony J. Pasquarella

Greece, NY: June 24, 2016 at the age of 95. Predeceased by his wife, Mary Pettrone Pasquarella; brother, Mario Pasquarella. Survived by his daughter, June (Vincent) Carfagna; son, Gary (Michele Napoli); beloved grandchildren, Jolene (Robert) Mezzio, Anthony & Mary Jo Pasquarella; precious great-granddaughters, Adrianna & Francesca; brothers, Remo Pasquarella, Elvio (Josephine) Pasquarella; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Frances Pasquarella, Angeline Lanio, Antoinette Ricci, Anne (James) Calandra & Richard Power; over 50 loving nieces & nephews and many dear friends. Anthony served his country during WWII in the US Navy & was retired from the City of Rochester Fire Department where he devoted 32 years. His family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Crimson Ridge, St. John's Nursing Home, Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. George Plain and his staff for their compassionate care. For more information about Anthony, visit Anthony's visitation will be Monday from 4-8 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd.) His funeral mass will be celebrated 9AM on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620 in Anthony's memory.

Stephen C. Erb

Irondequoit: Friday, June 24, 2016 at age 60 after a seven year battle with three types of cancer. Predeceased by his parents, John & Mary Erb. Steve is survived by his wife of 34 years, Heidi (Saracen) Erb; daughter, Jennifer Erb; son, Sean (Jessica) Erb; sisters & brother, Mary Liz Caravetta, Virginia Reimann, John (Kathi) Erb and Rita "Brat" Jewell; father- and mother-in-law, Paul & Anita Saracen; brothers-in-law, Paul (Sandi) Saracen and Gerald (Ruth) Saracen; nieces & nephews, Tina Rohring, Rick Rohring, Paul D. Caravetta, Jamie Corteville, Meagan Jewel, Rebekah Ivins, Pricilla Erb, Mike Erb, Katie, Christopher & Cynthia Offermann, and the late Lorrie Offerman; cousins, friends and fellow firefighters. Steve retired from the Rochester Fire Department where he held the rank of Captain, EMS Office/Firefighter and was a long time firefighter with the Laurelton Fire Department. His professional achievements include Firefighter of the Year-City of Rochester, Firefighter of the Year-Laurelton Fire Department and Distinguished Service Award- City of Rochester. Organization membership include Laurelton Fire Department, Monroe Community College-Adjunct Instructor EMS, Monroe County Fire Bureau, Monroe County Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association and Finger Lakes Building Officials. His passion for Disney included over 20 trips to Florida over the past 10 years. Steve’s visitation will be held on WEDNESDAY 2-9 PM (with his family present from 2-4:30 and 7-9 PM) at the funeral home, 1650 Empire Blvd., Webster. On THURSDAY, please join his family at Peace of Christ Parish at St. Ambrose Church, 25 Empire Blvd., Rochester at 10 AM for his Funeral Mass. Interment will be in the Fireman’s Plot Section 19 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to School of the Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Parkway, Rochester, NY 14623; Pluta Cancer Center, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 or Laurelton Fire Department, 405 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609 in Steve’s memory.