Wednesday, December 4, 2019

John "Ty" W. Whitehair

Brockport: Ty passed away peacefully on November 22, 2019 at the age of 102. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Mary M. (McMahon) Whitehair & daughter Maureen A. Whitehair. He is survived by daughters Mary Wiseman, Kathleen (Joe) Amorese; sons Tyrone (Melanie), Mark, Thomas (Kim Bostley), Joseph (Ines), John (Lisa) Whitehair; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Ty was a World War II US Navy Veteran & firefighter with the City of Rochester Fire Department for more than 33 years. Family & friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10 am at St. Monica’s Church, Genesee St. Interment private in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Honor Flight Rochester at www.honorflightrochester.org in memoriam.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

School of Holy Childhood


RFBA Elections!

Elections for the 3 Retiree Reps are December 10th at the next meeting. Incumbents for Retirees Reps are Dan Cavuoto and Bruce Celento. Challengers are Mike Dupra, Frank Vallone, and Wayne Miller. The top 3 candidates with the most votes will take the 3 positions.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Francis "Fran" G. Klein

Ontario Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Survived by beloved family and friends. Fran was a firefighter for the City of Rochester, Engine #16 (Hudson Ave.) The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Highlands at Brighton for the wonderful care they showed Fran. Services will be held privately by the family. Memorials may be made to Highlands at Brighton 5901 Lac de Ville Blvd. Rochester, NY 14618.

Ross Palazzolo

Rochester - Passed peacefully with family October 31, 2019 at the age of 86. Predeceased by his brother, Ralph. Survived by his daughter, Debra Palazzolo; niece, Maria Giglio; nephews, Louis Giglio; & his nieces & nephew, children, Noelle, Lauren, & Sebastian; brother George & his children, Mark, Yvonne, & Tina. Ross was a Captain with the Rochester City Fire Department.

Richard A Carroll

Richard A. Carroll, 77, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Friday November 15, 2019 at his home in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. He was born on January 3, 1942 in Plattsburg, New York to the late Gordon & Katherine (Whitfield) Carroll. Along with his parents, Dick is preceded in passing by his beloved son, Paul Carroll; and brother, David Carroll. Dick was a hardworking man with a heart of gold. He proudly served our great country in the United States Air Force. Upon his honorable discharge, Dick was able to continue helping others and became a fire fighter for the city of Rochester, New York. Dick was proud of his accomplishments and community. He was a lifelong member and past commander of the American Legion post 1830. Above all else, Dick appreciated the simple things in life. In his free time and after his retirement from the fire department, Dick loved to be out doors and loved hunting and fishing. Above all else, Dick loved his family and visiting with friends at Dunkin Donuts. He will be truly missed. Left to cherish Dick’s memory are his beloved wife and soul mate of 56 years, Mrs. Carol (Bryson) Carroll of Murrells Inlet; their children, Suzanne Kier and her husband, Brian of Rochester, New York & David Carroll and his significant other, Tambra of Trevor, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Christine, David, Brett, Ryan, CayLeigh, Shane, & Jason; his cherished fur-babies, KiKi & Buddy; as well as a large, loving, extended family & many supportive friends and neighbors. A Celebration of Dick’s life will be held on Friday November 22, 2019 at 3:00PM at Seaside Community Church, 11540 Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, within the Inlet Square Mall. At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers in Dick’s name to the Wounded Warriors Project, 1990 Fordham Drive, Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC 28304.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Board Positions Up For Election


Please be advised that the following board positions are up for election:

 Treasurer 
 Retirees’ Representative
 Retirees’ Representative
 Retirees’ Representative


Anyone wishing to run for these positions must apply in writing to the RFBA Board of Trustees. Letters must be received by the November 14, 2019 board meeting. Letters of application should be sent via interoffice mail to the RFBA mailbox or to the RFBA mailing address farther down on this page. The terms for these positions end on December 31, 2019. Please consult the RFBA constitution or contact a board member for additional information.

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.