Tuesday, March 17, 2020

RFBA March 18 Meeting Cancelled

The normally scheduled meeting for Wednesday, March 18 has been cancelled. The April meeting is still scheduled, and if there is any change, we will update you.

Services For John Appleby UPDATE

Please note that due to the impact of Covid-19 on our community, the calling hours and funeral service for retired Lt. John Appleby have been cancelled.  The family plans to reschedule to a later date.

John Philip Appleby

Spencerport - Passed peacefully Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at age 67 with his family at his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Dorothy. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 33 years, Mary Kay, daughter; Callie (Tim Wilbert), son; Bob (Regina), grandchildren; Rose, Jack and William, sisters; Pat Lankheet, Jeanne (Richard) Leasure, Kate Appleby (Jim Barbour), brother; Joe (Melinda) and several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was a retiree of Rochester Fire Department, Engine Companies 1, 7 and 3. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, a United States Marine Corp Veteran, a member of American Legion Ferris Goodridge Post# 330. He was an avid runner who was very involved in the Rochester running community. John's family will receive friends on Friday, March 20th from 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 8pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals 6 Empire Blvd. where Marine Corps Honors will be held at 8pm. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 21st at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Golisano Children's Hospital 601 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14642. To share a memory of John please visit www.newcomerrochester.com

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

2020 RFBA Scholarsip

The Rochester Firefighters’ Benevolent Association is interested in assisting 2020 graduating high school seniors in securing the advantages of post secondary/college education. The Association will award one scholarship per year: A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student scheduled to attend an accredited post secondary Institution/College/University. This scholarship will be awarded to a student demonstrating scholastic aptitude and good citizenship.


Rules governing scholarship assistance are as follows:

1. No distinction as to race, color, creed, sex, rank of parent/grandparent/legal guardian, association with RFBA, City of Rochester or Local Union shall be drawn in granting of scholarship.

2. Applicants must have a parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is a member in good standing with the Rochester Firefighters’ Benevolent Association.

3. The candidate must be a graduating High School Senior in 2020.

4. The candidate must be accepted at an accredited post secondary institution.

5. No assistance will be provided to any student who is already receiving or anticipates receiving a fully paid scholarship, grant or financial aid package. (Not including repayable loans)

6. No request for assistance will be considered until the candidate has provided a complete application. Failure to complete the application in full and submit by deadline will result in disqualification.

7. Scholarships will be paid directly to the college/institution that the applicant will be attending and are to be used towards school related expenses such as tuition, room and board.

8. Scholarships will be made payable upon receipt of the student’s ID and a copy of the students deposit from the college bursar's office. All scholarships are a onetime payment for the first year of attendance.

9. Completed applications must be returned to: (Deadline May 15, 2020)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Earl E. Prevost Jr.

Gates - Passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at age 94. Predeceased by his wives, Mary Ellen Prevost and Christine Prevost; brother, Robert Prevost. Survived by his children, Dennis (Susan) Prevost, Debra (Douglas) Peris, and Deborah (Wayne) Meritt; grandchildren, Dennis Jr. (Kristin), Amanda (Kevin) Casper, Nicole (Jeff) Briggs, Brandon (Laura) Peris, Matt (Becky) Meritt and Melissa (Zack) Kuter; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Dean (Patricia) Prevost; special family members, Michael Prevost and Amy Stewart; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Earl was a WWII Navy Veteran and a retired City of Rochester Fire Lieutenant. He was an avid sportsman and Notre Dame fan, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Friends may call at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home Friday 4-7PM. Funeral Mass Saturday 12PM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave. Rochester, NY 14612. Interment White Haven Memorial Park. Memorials may be made in Earl's name to the School of the Holy Childhood.


Due to scheduling conflict that our venue has, this years Firefighters' Ball date has changed from Oct 10, 2020 to November 7, 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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.