Rochester Obituaries

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  • Yesterday | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Walter T. Reimer

    Walter T. Reimer, 87, of Fairport, NY, formerly of Lower Burrell, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 in Brightonian Nursing Home in Rochester, NY. He was born July 31, 1927 in Lower Burrell, son of the late Walter J. and Lillian Reimer.


  • Wednesday Dec 17 | via Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 

    Nancy Lopez In for Danielle Downey Golf Classic

    That's why when his daughter Danielle died tragically in an automobile crash in January this year at the age of 33, I was crushed. I knew Danielle.


  • Tuesday Dec 16 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Bonnie L. Knight

    Calling hours for Bonnie L. Knight, age 73 of Colton and formerly of Lisbon will be held on Thursday from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Pastors Patrick Severson and Steven Rockhill will officiate the funeral immediately following calling hours.


  • Thursday Dec 11 | via CBS Local 

    Man Pleads Guilty To Narcotics Charge In Electric Zo...

    NEW YORK - An upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to a narcotics charge in a prosecution that arose after an overdose death at a New York City music festival. The victim, 23-year-old Jeffrey Russ of Rochester, New York, collapsed at the August 2013 Electric Zoo music festival on Randall's Island.


  • Thursday Dec 11 | via Cape Coral Daily Breeze 

    Peter F. Derso

    Peter F. Derso, 98, also known as Petras Dirse, was born in Rochester, NY. He was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy.


  • Wednesday Dec 10 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Rochester man charged with criminally negligent homi...

    A Rochester man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide after being accused of assaulting a fellow St. Lawrence County Psychiatric Center patient who later died as a result of his injuries. Jose D. Miranda, 64, a patient of the Rochester Psychiatric Center, 1111 Elmwood Ave, was arrested Tuesday by detectives on a sealed St. Lawrence County Court indictment, according to a news release from Ogdensburg police.


  • Tuesday Dec 9 | via 13WHAM 

    Donation given to honor 5-year-old's memory

    Winter Weather Advisories for Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Orleans, Genesee, & Wyoming Counties, 1AM Wednesday through 4AM Friday. Most snow will fall between tonight and early Thursday.


  • Tuesday Dec 9 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Mary E. LaFave

    Mary Elizabeth Stebbins LaFave, formerly of Watertown and Duck Cove Rd., Hammond, NY passed away on Dec. 4th 2014 at the age of 84. Mary died peacefully at her daughter's home in Rochester, NY under the care of her loving family and Visiting Nurse Hospice. Born on July 7, 1930 in Watertown, NY daughter of William and Marie Stebbins, she attended St. Patrick's School and graduated with honors from Immaculate Heart Academy.


  • Sunday Dec 7 | via 

    Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

    I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in 'The Sun,' it's so."


  • Thursday Dec 4 | via 

    Marketta Gregory: The stories of our faith

    Few things are as important to me – or as sacred – as stories. I listened to stories before I could walk, and I told my own before I could read.


  • Wednesday Dec 3 | via 13WHAM 

    Reaction to grand jury finding in chokehold death

    We are told three people have been taken into custody after a major police presence in the Lyell Avenue and West Broad Street section of the city. Police originally responded to reports of a shooting in that area this evening.


  • Tuesday Dec 2 | via The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York 

    William D. "Willie" Thomas Jr.

    William D. "Willie" Thomas Jr., 53, of Fair Oak Street, passed away Dec. 1, 2014, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He was born Aug. 30, 1961, in Warren, Pa., the son of the late William D. and Janet Tho-mas Sr. Mr. Thomas worked for 18 years with the town of Little Valley.


  • Monday Dec 1 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Frederick L. Bestor, Jr.

    Massena: Frederick L. Bestor Jr., 86, of Saint Augustine, FL formerly of the Hough Road, Massena passed away late Saturday evening at the Friendly Home in Rochester, NY. A graveside service will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, NY at the convenience of the family.


  • Saturday Nov 29 | via Observer 

    Maxine Allessi

    DUNKIRK Maxine Allessi, age 82, of Dunkirk, N.Y. died peace- fully, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 with her loving family by her side. Maxine was the widow of the late Sam Allessi, whom she married on No- vember 26, 1952 and who died on August 31, 2005.


  • Saturday Nov 29 | via 

    Offering up some faith-based gift ideas

    Let me suggest 10 of my favorite things you can buy, a few items you might like to make yourself – and some ways to bring a spiritual focus to more typical gifts. For men or women: A scripture wallet sold by Treasured Word on


  • Tuesday Nov 25 | via WTEN-TV Albany 

    NY man pleads guilty in fatal wrong-way crash

    A Binghamton-area man has pleaded guilty in a wrong-way crash outside Rochester last year that killed an Eastman School of Music professor. Local media report that 38-year-old Thomas Rome of Kirkwood pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter.


  • Tuesday Nov 25 | via Cape Cod Times 

    Marketta Gregory: In trying times, trust what you kn...

    I've been driving for more years than I'd care to reveal, but it wasn't until I moved to the great frozen north that I learned about winter parking. By winter parking, I don't mean the complicated calculus-like formulas that you have to use to figure out what side of the street to park on in the city.


  • Tuesday Nov 25 | via HarnesRacing 

    Racing official Joe Crugnale dies at 62

    Joseph V. "Joe" Crugnale, Chief Investigator for the Ohio State Racing Commission and formerly a longtime judge at The Meadows, Louisville Downs, and other tracks, died Sunday, Nov. 23, after battling cancer. He was 62. A native of Rochester, NY, Mr. Crugnale was a graduate of the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program.


  • Monday Nov 24 | via Lincoln County News 

    Newcastle, ME

    Geraldine G. "Dena" Hibbert, 89, of Augusta, and formerly Alna, died Nov. 25 at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care at Glenridge Drive after an extended illness. Friday, December 5, 2014 Daniel Carl Tibbetts, 68, of Windsor, died on Dec. 3 after a brief battle with brain cancer.


  • Monday Nov 24 | via Lincoln County News 

    Newcastle, ME

    Robert A. Drake, of Damariscotta, passed away at home on the morning of Dec. 1, with his family by his side. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 A memorial service for Jeanne Eileen Foster, of Boothbay, who passed away on Nov. 22 at LincolnHealth - Miles Campus in Damariscotta, will be held at 2 p.m., Wed., Dec. 10 at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Boothbay Harbor.