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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Irondequoit: April 22, 2015 at age 59. Beloved husband of Cindy; loving father of Peter C. (Meg) and Nicholas; son of Peter and Ida; brother of Doreen (David) Dennany, Rosanne Cortese and Steven (Suzy); son-in-law of Faith Allison; brother-in-law of Jackie Churchfield, Mark Allison, Brian (Jeanette) Allison and Danny Allison; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Pete was a member of the American Legion Irondequoit Post #134, a retired Lt. in the Rochester Fire Department and US Army Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division.Friends may call Saturday May 2nd, 3-7 PM at the Dierna Funeral Home, 2309 Culver Road (near Norton). Private Inurnment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please omit flowers. - See more at:
Chili: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at age 88. Predeceased by his daughter, Karen and son, Kevin. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jean (Donnelly); children, Jeanne Brown, Kris (Steve) Winter, Maureen (Donald) Thompson, Colleen (Marty) Runner, Timothy (Colleen), Thomas (Nance) and James (Patrice); 16 beautiful grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; many close nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jim is a WWII Navy Veteran, retired Rochester Firefighter, lifetime American Legion and VFW member. He had a zest for life and will be greatly missed.Friends may call at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, Sunday 1-5. Funeral Mass, Monday 10 AM at St. Helen's Church, 310 Hinchey Rd. Interment, Holy Ghost Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research Program A D Care U of R, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester
Rochester/Wolcott: On January 26, 2015 at age 91. Predeceased by his son, Stephen Myhers. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Grace; children, James F. (Maureen) Myhers, Sandra (Francis) McColl, Richard (Mechelle) Myhers; daughter-in-law, Nancy Myhers; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Leatrice Brutsman; many nieces and nephews. Eldred was a WWII Navy Veteran and served with the Rochester Fire Dept. for 30 years.
Gates: February 7, 2015. Predeceased by his wife, Palma Coriddi; parents, Maria & Luigi; sister, Leona (Angelo) LaVilla; brothers, Ferdinand, William, Patrick & Sam; brother-in-law, Anthony (Jean) Crispino; sisters-in-law, Mafalda Crispino & MaryAnn Crispino. He is survived by children, Michael Jr., Paul (Janet) & Rosemary (Dan) Cook; former daughter-in-law, Leslie (Chris) Hoyng; grandchildren, Stephanie, Jenna (Chris), Tina (Matt) Bachman & Paul (Jay), Brittany & Daniel Cook; great-grandchildren, Maci & Chase; brothers, Frank (Jane) & Phil (Lois); sisters-in-law, Josephine, Fern, Elsie & Laura; brothers-in-law, Steve, Joe (Jean) & Tom Crispino; many nieces & nephews. Michael's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Chili Ave. Unity Dialysis Unit for their loving care. Michael's visitation will be held 4-8 PM on Thursday at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Ln. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Friday at Holy Ghost Church, 220 Coldwater Rd. Interment will be in Holy Ghost Cemetery.
With open arms, we welcome our new RFBA President, Fred DeNunzio, and in the same breathe, we say thank you for all the years of great service to Wil Jackson. Along with this, Jim Johnstone has stepped out of his Rep spot, and has been elected into Fred's old Asst. Treasurer position. Also welcome Neel Yau and Devon Monin into the freshly vacated Rep positions! Congrats again!
Bristol/Canandaigua, NY: Ray went to be with the lord after a brave battle with melanoma and a very courageous and valiant battle with COPD on December 12, 2014 surrounded by family at the age of 78. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Elane Steidle "Fluffie" Barend, his son Raymond J., and his parents Bernard and Rose Barend. He will be sadly missed by his children Linda Barend, Penny (Tim) Hensler, and Heidi (Skip) Guerrie and 73 foster children. He is also survived by his ten grandchildren Steven, Jason, Alyssa, RaeLyn, Bryce, Noelle, Brynne, Clarissa, Sabryna and Owen and three great grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed by his brother Harold (Dorothy) Barend, his sister Alberta Austin, his sister-in-law Patty Steidle who was very helpful in his later years, his sisters and brothers in law, many dear nieces, nephews and devoted dear friends. Raymond "a Christmas baby" lived a very full life. He and Fluffie were married on April 16, 1955. He worked for E. J. Dupont Company before starting a career as a Rochester Firefighter. Being a firefighter was Ray's dream job, but early in his career he received a serious firefighting injury and was assigned to the Fire Alarm Office. It was here that Ray would become best known and make the most impact in the fire service, becoming an Emergency Communications Instructor for Monroe County's 39 fire districts. During the evolution of the Office of Emergency Communications (9-1-1 Center) Ray developed and trained all the new Fire and EMS dispatchers that would be needed before turning on the 9-1-1 system. Ray loved his time working with his family of firefighters. After retiring from the Rochester Fire Department, Ray became Bristol Town Supervisor and later became Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Ontario County. Ray was an active member of the Bristol Fire Department, the East Rochester Fire Department's Exempt Club, an Honorary Life member of the Lake-shore Fire District and a member of the Bristol Historical Society. Ray spent his life serving people. His favorite quote was: "The Power of the People, we did it together and we did it our way!" Ray will be remembered as being a very caring, honest, hardworking, funny, courageous and strong person. Ray always fought for what he thought was right and fair. Friends may call Friday, December 19, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Fuller Funeral Home Inc., 190 Buffalo St., Canandaigua. Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass Saturday, December 20, at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Library, 6750 County Rd 32, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or to the Levi Corser Memorial Park c/o Bristol Town Hall 6740 County Rd 32, Canandaigua, NY 14424.


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