Silivestro, Rocco

Gates: Rocco passed away on November 5, 2018. He is survived by his devoted & loving wife Lina; children Nancy Springett, Michael (Laura), Joseph (Michele) Silivestro; grandchildren Joseph, Bryant, Michela, Ella & Anna; brother Giuseppe (Ada) Silivestro; sister-in-law Josephine Silivestro; nieces; nephews & cousins. He was predeceased by sister Grace Carere & brother Dominic Silivestro.

Family & friends may call on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road. Rocco's Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 9:30 amat St. Theodore Church, 168 Spencerport Road. Entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


Seils, Herbert J.

Passed away October 27, 2018 at Kirkhaven Nursing Home. He was born June 16, 1920 in Elba, NY. Herbert served as a Rochester City Firefighter for 30 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II where he fought in the “Battle of the Bulge.” Herbert also served as a witness during the Nuremberg Trials. Herb was an active member of Trinity Emmanuel Lutheran Church and volunteered serving food with Meals on Wheels for over 20 years.  

Herb is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Jeanne; his three sons Richard (Amy) Seils, Daniel Seils and David Seils; and many grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited Sunday November 4, 2018 from 2-4pm to James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd, where a prayer service will follow. Interment private.  

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Rochester Chapter of the ASPCA at the link below. 


Caternolo, Tammy Jean

Greece: On October 22, 2018. Predeceased by her father Richard E. Caternolo. Survived by sons Dylan Caternolo and Hunter Youngblood; her mother Barbara Caternolo; brothers Chuck (Holly) Phillips, Dan (Yvonne) Caternolo, Dale (Carol) Caternolo, Ken (Barb) Caternolo, Rick Caternolo, Rob (Mary) Caternolo; sister Annmarie (Casey) Powers and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Family and friends are invited to James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road on Thursday from 4-7 pm. A prayer will follow. Kindly consider a donation to her boys.


Schorer, Harriett

Batavia: Passed away on October 18, 2018 at the age of 83. Formerly of Caledonia and Wyoming. Born in Clark Mills, NY. 
She is survived by her husband James; daughters Lauralie (Kevin) Gray and
Kathleen (Louis) Stout. She also leaves one granddaughter Kelly (Jon) McColl;
three grandsons Jacob Gray, Dean (Kim) Sehm, Robert (Yessica) Sehm and six great grandchildren. There will be no calling hours, Interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Westmoreland, NY. Arrangements are completed by James R. Gray Funeral Home.


Paris, Pasquale “Patsy”

Spencerport: Patsy passed away on October 17, 2018. He was predeceased by his sister & brother-in-law Anna & Armando DiBernardo. He is survived by his loving wife Julie Paris; children Terri (Michael) Parthum, Rita Johnson, Lisa (Mark) Piazza, Mark (Adele) Coelho & Susan (Jennifer Ramey) Coelho; 10 grandchildren; brother-in-law Nelson (Marilyn) Sabatini; nieces; nephews & cousins. Patsy immigrated from Celano, Italy & retired from Kodak in 1991 as a mason. He was an avid golfer & culinary aficionado. A special thank you to Dr. John Robb.

Family & friends are welcome to call on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road. Patsy's Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10 am at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 4100 Lyell Road. Interment in White Haven Memorial Park.


​Clarence W. “Bill” Grey, Jr.

Brighton: Bill passed away on October 14, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife Arlene. He is survived by his children Gary (Kelly) Grey, Linda (Rick) Hannan and Thomas (Julie) Grey; grand and great-grandchildren. Bill served on the Brighton Police Dept. for 20 years, 15 years as a Criminal Investigator and retiring as a Detective.  He then served as a Special Investigator with the NYS Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for 17 years, retiring as a Senior Special Investigator.  Bill was a U.S. Army Veteran; member of Webster Fairport Elks Lodge #2396 for over 22 years and possessed a NYS Funeral Directors license from 1954 until 2010.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Bill’s Life on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10 am at All Seasons Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road.  Kindly consider donating to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450 in his memory.


McMullan, David D., III

Rochester: Dave passed peacefully on October 9, 2018, age 69. He was predeceased by parents David & Betty McMullan. He is survived by son David IV & grandson Jesse. Dave retired early from JP Morgan Chase Bank after nearly 33 years to enjoy time with his family. He enjoyed bringing a smile to people’s day. His humor, wit, love & support will be missed.

Family and friends are invited to the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 5-7 pm where a prayer will follow visitation. Kindly consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. in his memory.


Bowks, Roland “Ron”

The proud adopted son of deceased parents Booker and Cleo Bowks. Ron is survived by his beloved partner Maria Papp Washington and her two children, Kristina and Jeremy and his lifelong friends Calvin and Eileen. Maria’s family, Ron’s “Music Family” including close friends Donna, Mary Ann, Bernie & Stacie, Glenn, Laura, George, Deb & Jim, John, BJ, Don, Anne, Sharon, and many others are feeling the same heartache.

Ron’s education included Immaculate Conception and St. Lucy’s grammar schools, Aquinas Institute high school, Rochester Institute of Technology (BS) and the Simon School of the University of Rochester (MS in Manufacturing and Operations Research).

He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967 and was in the top 1% in his graduating class. He served in Vietnam and voluntarily returned after his unit was overrun and several fellow marines died in combat. Upon returning stateside, he served out his enlistment at the Marine Air Wing in Cherry Point, N.C.

Roland’s work experience began as a ‘mail and messenger person’ at Eastman Kodak Company and ended as manager of Kodacolor Acetate Film. In between those 36 years, he worked in Materials Management, Purchasing, Safety, and was a supervisor for Single Use Cameras.

Ron’s musical career started as a soloist in 4th grade and continued as drum major of the state championship Aquinas band. During his career he has been awarded numerous state and national championships both as a performer and a leader, and served with distinction as a member of the United States Marine Corps band.He has taught several local high school marching bands and drum and bugle corps and held the position of drum major for many units.

Ron was a former adjudicator for both the New York State School Music Association and for the Rochester Broadway Theater League.Ron directed many community theater and high school musicals and was honored to return to Aquinas as an interim band director.

His musical career included conducting the Kodak concert band (performing over 500 free concerts throughout the community since 1980), leading the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, the Gateswingers Big Band, Papa Joe’s Crawfish Stew Dixieland band and performing with salsa band Grupo Calle Uno and his own jazz combo.

More than his accomplishments, Ron will be remembered for his kindness, patience, and positive loving nature. Our world has lost a good man.

Friends are invited to call Friday from 3-7 pm at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd., with a service to follow. Burial with Military Honors will be held on Saturday morning, 11 am at Oatka Cemetery in Scottsville. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hope Hall School, 612 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624


Schmitz, George E. “Gator”

Chili: George passed away on October 5, 2018. He was predeceased by his brother Robert. He is survived by his loving wife Linda Ann; children Laurie (Larry) Olguin, Susan Thompson, Wendy (Lee) Phillips, Amy (Michael) Walters, Michael Hickmott; grand and great-grandchildren; and brother Gary (Carol) Schmitz.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of George’s Life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 12 Noon at Chili American Legion Post 1830, 450 Scottsville-Chili Road. Burial in Chili Rural Cemetery No. 3. Kindly consider contributing to the Legion in George's memory.


Keck, Thomas R.

Greece:  Entered into rest on September 29, 2018. Tom "Bambino" Keck leaves his beloved wife Yu-Ling, affectionately known as "LuLiu," after over three decades of happiness together, as well as his son Ben, sister Sue (George) Ryan, his stepchildren John, Alice, and David Liu, and many cherished step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Tom was known to all as perhaps the kindest, most loving man on the face of the earth.  Everyone he ever met was his friend; all those who surrounded him comprised his family. The lives he touched are forever enriched.

Tom spent many years as an autoworker for GM/Rochester Products, where he met his beloved LuLiu, whose family embraced him. First and foremost, Tom loved people:  his family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers. His generosity knew no bounds. Children flocked to him, which gave him great joy.  His pleasures included music, movies, and all things baseball; the Yankees counted him among their biggest fans.

Friends and family may call Tuesday 5-7 pm at the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 am Wednesday at St. Helen Church, 310 Hinchey Road.  In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.