Bernard LoBello

Bernard LoBello - Greece, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY: April 20, 2022 at age 71. Bernard LoBello is survived by his former wife of 25 years, Veronica, and their only child, daughter Natalie; as well as his 3 sisters, Yvonne, Diane, and Doreen, Aunt Antoinette; cousins, Trisha, Janet, Larry and Livia; along with several other family members. His countless friends he’s made throughout the years, coworkers, and even his daughter’s peers.

He left behind a fully renovated version of the home he built with his wife and daughter in Greece, NY. He was still actively working as a sous chef for Chef’s Catering. Bernard was self-taught in everything he succeeded at. He loved to create new dishes with his natural culinary talent. However, music had been his consistent biggest passion in life. He played several instruments (sometimes multiple at once) and produced and recorded countless songs about his life experiences. He truly was an artist and will be forever commemorated through his music. He managed to post an album on Spotify two months before his passing. His life dream would be for the world to hear it.

Thank you to the Rochester Police Dept for diligently keeping the family informed; to the neighbors, (Sandy, Mary-Beth), and community, (Kathy, Holly); as well as all family and friends, who have all been an incredible support system during this difficult time.

The family is accepting any moral, informative, or financial assistance, as we go through the process of handling his estate.

Bernard’s Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 19th, from 10AM-12PM at the chapel associated with Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626.

12 Condolences

  1. Livia Clemente on May 8, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    Sleep for now, cousin. You will be awaken to a peaceful Earth to live forever, trouble free, healthy and where death will be no more. Revelation 21: 3, 4.

  2. Bob Bell on May 9, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Rest in God’s eternal peace Bernie. Thank you for the music you left us.

  3. Madaline Listrani Ruff on May 9, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Bernie was a kind sole. Till I see you again playing your guitar on the corner of Charles and Mason Avenue. Rest in peace Bernie.

  4. Matthew Legas on May 9, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    RIP Bern Dawg. We miss ya

  5. Matthew Neels on May 9, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    You were such a gentle and pure soul that everyone loved. Love you Bern and I will see you again.

  6. Lynda Baird on May 10, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Rest In Peace. You always were the coolest in Junior and Senior high and my home room buddy. Over the years we would run into each other and I thought you were the same kind soul. God bless your family and friends in this time of sorrow. Lynda Mrzywka Baird

  7. Anne Milne on May 10, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Rip Bernie. One of my favorite people. Always gentle, kind and so talented. We had many good times together that I will always remember.

  8. Greg Milne on May 10, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    To one of my best friends growing up. To learning to play guitars. To playing in our first band with Sam and Dean and to my best man at my wedding !…It was a Great ride partner and the memories go on and on…Rest in Peace Bernie and I’m sure you’re up there playing with all the Greats !!

  9. Chip Harding on May 11, 2022 at 11:48 am

    I worked briefly with Bernie in a Boston-based band back in the mid-seventies. He and I were the primary songwriters, pushing each other to be better, working on arrangements, singing together and talking for hours about our influences, our passions and our dreams. He was truly a rare soul, a gifted artist and a genuine human being…and I’m forever grateful to have shared that sliver of time with him.

    • Butch cumings on July 15, 2022 at 11:17 pm

      Chip, Did Bernie live in copley square in the early 80s, I think I was his neighbor, great guy. Lost touch with him when i moved to Chicago. Same Bernie?😪 Butch Cumings

  10. Livia Clemente on May 19, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    Bernie’s poem

    Cousin, I dreamt of you the other night, so vivid was this scene.,.you were young and happy and free just as we were meant to be. But oh now it’s bittersweet. In my minds eye, as clear as if it were yesterday. My older, cool cousin, as a young girl, I looked up to you….but you really didn’t know. I can see your guitars, bell bottoms, Beatle boots and the excitement of watching the those boys from Liverpool perform live on The Ed Sullivan Show with you and all of our family too. I remember a handsome young man on that beach by the waters edge gazing at the summer sunset of lavenders, reds and blue with a pretty young woman sitting next to you. A talented musician performing, a gifted songwriter creating a sound so uniquely your own that the world just had to know! Not afraid to take a risk promoting your music from New York to Boston to L.A. and the Pacific. As the years flew by, older and wiser you grew… unexpectedly, one love met with a tragic end and then Love you found again. When elusive Fame did not so soon come your way, a journey back home to reinvent was made. A beautiful young wife and sweet baby girl by your side to share your dreams with and a new life in sight. One never knows what the future holds… never truly knows!
    At times disappoinment, frustration set in but you reinvented yourself once again. A new career of culinary delights, a new venue, a new way to create your music, your sound…..your life. Do you know the lives you’ve touched? The people you’ve inspired? The hearts that adored you so much? Your music and lyrics reveal your dreams and fears, the road life had taken you, the hearts you loved and your tears.Your life is a precious gift from up above. Cousin, I dreamt of you the other night…you were young and happy and free….just like you will forever be!

    May 13, 2022

  11. Anonymous friend on December 18, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Bernie, thank you for being a constant support in my life, You showed me what true love was, faithful and true you were, very loyal, patient, and kind…not to mention wildly creative… you are a one of a kind soul,your love is powerful and strong!I was your closest friend, just because our paths went separate ways doesn’t mean I stopped loving you? I will ALWAYS appreciate and love you, I tried to show you the ways of God and the importance of having a relationship with God but you wanted no part of it, human and material love will fail you, but God’s love will never fail you or your groovy pink guitar 😉love, your CLOSEST apparently secret friend.

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