Obituaries

Colon L. Tower (Baba)

September 13, 2021
Colon L. Tower (Baba) - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, New York: September 13, 2021 at 84 years old. Colon is predeceased by his parents Mother Norma and Father Merrel and Brothers Carl, Paul, and Norman. He is survived by Partner Jennifer S. LaBounty; Children Craig (Carol), Patti, Martin, Timothy (Keri), Monique (Dave), Daniel (Dona); Grandchildren Theodore (Nikita), Sido, Brooke (Chad), Vinnie, Mika, and Kaitlyn;…

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Helen I. Rauhala

September 12, 2021
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Fairport, NY- September 12, 2021, at age 97. Helen is predeceased by husband Kermit T. and son, Robert T. She is survived by daughter, Denise (John) Darling, granddaughters, Jennifer Darling and Johnna Wallace, great grandchildren, Ethan and Vanessa Koon. Our many thanks to all who cared for her at Aaron Manor for keeping her happy…

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Frances Ann Ayers

September 11, 2021
Frances Ann Ayers - Spencerport, NY - Rochester Cremation

Frances Ann Ayers, 77, of Spencerport, passed peacefully on September 11, 2021. Her final days were spent in home hospice, surrounded by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Carl Ayers, whom she was blessed to spend the last decade of her life with, after losing her late husband, Charles Phillips in…

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Charles J. Alger (C.J.)

September 11, 2021
Charles J. Alger (C.J.) - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY – 9/11/2021 at the age of 54. Charles is predeceased by his daughter Jessica Klahn. He is survived by his wife Renee (King) Alger, his parents Charles and Nancy Alger, Sisters, Kari, and Kim (Michael) Piccolo. His children, Jason Pool, Jonathan and Aaron Alger, several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He worked for Todd…

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Richard George Park

September 8, 2021
Richard George Park - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Richard George Park “The Big Guy” 10/21/1923-9/8/2021 Passed away peacefully September 8, 2021 after a short illness. Predeceased by his sweetheart Doris Ann (Auer) Park, after 59 years of marriage and beloved son Thomas Henry Park, whom he sorely missed. Also, Parents Alexander and Charlotte Park, Brother Charles and sister Margaret and Niece Sue Sherwood.…

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Mary Francis Sylvester-Burke

September 7, 2021
Mary Francis Sylvester-Burke - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY:  September 7, 2021.  Mary Francis Sylvester-Burke, predeceased by her mother and father, as well as her brother Jerry. Mary is survived by her sister, Ellen, Brothers, Denis, Brian, and Laurence, and her nieces and nephews. Mary’s Mass will be held at House of Mercy, 285 Ormond St, Rochester, NY 14605, on Wednesday, September 22nd at…

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Ruth C. Bickom

September 7, 2021
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Williamson, NY: Ruth C. Bickom passed away on September 7, 2021 at the age of 77. She is predeceased by her Mother Kathryn George Kempney Zeller, Father Leonard Zeller, Daughter Tina M. Smith, Sisters Kathryn Cassoni, Shirley Shattuck, Joyce Shumaker, Brothers Clinton George, Allen Kempney. She is survived by Sister Betty Endres, Sons Eddie (Sonia)…

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Charles L. Brooks 

September 5, 2021
Charles Brooks - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY: September 5, 2021 at age 78.  Chuck passed away peacefully after a short period of declining health.  He is survived by his children, Kim Dwyer, Kelly (Lynn) Sink, KC Brooks (Niki), Kevin Brooks (Jeannie).  Grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Chad), Chris, Jeyson, Sean, Kacie and Kaylee.  Great grandchildren, Sydney, Zoey and Hunter. He enjoyed Nascar and…

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Daniel “Danny” DuFrane

September 4, 2021
Daniel "Danny" DuFrane - Henrietta, NY - Rochester Cremation

Daniel “Danny” DuFrane of Henrietta, peacefully passed away on 9/4/21 at 74. He is survived by his wife Kathleen of 49 years, his children Jeremy, Amanda, and Jessica. His grandson Matthew and his siblings Margaret, Barbara, Jeanine, and Robert. He enjoyed going fishing with his daughters and he spent many years pulling garden tractor with his…

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Linda N. Rinas

September 4, 2021
Linda N. Rinas - Brockport, NY - Rochester Cremation

Linda N. Rinas: Brockport, NY:  September 4, 2021. Her beautiful journey began on January 30th, 1941. A loving sister to Les, Roger and Frances. In 1979 she met her devoted husband Oskar whom she was proud of beyond measure. Together they shared their love for traveling, dancing, skiing, the occasional ‘iced tea bomber’, and above…

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David R. Gerew

September 4, 2021
Paul Gerew - Greece, NY - Rochester Cremation

Greece, NY:  David R. Gerew passed away with family close by his side, September 4, 2021.  David is predeceased by his father, Gerald Gerew; mother, Marion Gerew DeWitt; sisters: Celia Goforth, Patricia Colangelo; Jean Stover and Shirley Lombardo; brother, Edward Gerew.  He is survived by his sister, Judi (Don) Benham; sister-in-law, Judi Gerew and many…

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David Clayton Pettig

August 31, 2021
David Clayton Pettig - Victor, NY - Rochester Cremation

Victor, NY – August 31, 2021, at age 75. He is survived by his wife, Susan; sons, Clark and Bruce (Elspeth); sisters, Virginia and Barbara; and beloved friends and extended family members. Born in 1946 in Orange, New Jersey, to William and Elizabeth Lee Pettig, David attended Hamilton College and Boston University law school before…

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Rose Marie (Manjack) Murphy

August 31, 2021
Rose Marie (Manjack) Murphy - Greece, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rose Marie (Manjack) Murphy,75, died August 31st, 2021, at Rochester Rehabilitation Center. A resident of Greece, NY, Rose Marie was born on June 25, 1946 in Johnstown, PA., daughter of Joseph & Helen Manjack. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Jack, her parents, Joseph and Helen, and brother, Joe.   Rose Marie is survived by…

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Peter Abbott

August 30, 2021
Simple Cremation - Rochester Cremation

Rochester NY:  August 30, 2021.  Peter is survived by loving family and friends.

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Bette Wiebeld

August 29, 2021
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Spencerport NY:  August 29, 2021.  Bette is survived by loving family and friends.

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Joan A. Meyer

August 28, 2021
Joan Am Meyer - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester – Joan A. Meyer, 61, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Joan was predeceased by her parents, William E. and Geraldine M. Meyer of Castile, sister Marilyn J. Rosenthal of Denver, CO, and two nieces. She is survived by two sisters, Rosemary G. Meyer of Spencerport and Judith M. (Charles) Barcellona of…

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Mary Gallagher

August 26, 2021
Mary Gallagher - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Mary Gallagher passed away suddenly at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY on August 26, 2021 around 3:50 AM, at the age of 68. She is survived by her two sons Robert and Mark Gallagher, her brother Thomas Vitrano, her daughter in law Ami Gallagher and her granddaughter Ava Gallagher, along with many treasured friends and…

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Loretta Julian

August 26, 2021
Loretta Julian - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY:  August 26, 2021 at age 86.  Loretta is predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Nicholas J. Julian. She is survived by her children Elizabeth (Casper) Astuto, Elaine (Scott) Baros, Catherine (Jeff) Hart, Carolyn (Thomas) Dzielski, Jim (Shannon) Julian; Grandchildren (10) Angela Dennis, Laura Dennis, Matthew (Emily) Dennis, Nathan (Brittany) Hart,…

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Susan Copenhagen

August 25, 2021
Susan Copehagen - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

On August 25th, 2021, Susan (Sue) Copenhagen died at Highland Hospital at the age of 65.  Sue was born and raised in Rochester, NY.  Sue is survived by her husband Roy Wildermuth, sister Margaret Bertella, and children Phillip (Melissa) Ruffo, Amy (Alan) Niespodzinski & Paul (Lindsay) Ruffo, and their Father Daniel Ruffo.  She was a…

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Susan M. Blum

August 25, 2021
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Greece, NY – On Aug. 25, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Predeceased by her parents Donald D. and Cynthia M. She is survived by her sister Diane C. (Jon) Brule, brother Michael R. (Elizabeth), 6 nieces, and uncle Roger (Marianne) Merriam. Memorial service at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Ave.…

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