DePascale, David E.

Chili: Dave passed away on September 16, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents Earl & Josephine DePascale. He is survived by his sister Julie (Neil) Silvarole; children Raquel Walsh, Daniel (Jodi) DePascale, Nancy-Anne Fiorito; 8 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews & cousins. Dave was a heavy equipment operator and member of IOUE 158-832 Operating Engineers & an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed ATVs, boating & snowmobiles.

Family & friends may call on Monday September 25th from 5-7pm at the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. Service & interment private. Please consider doing a kind gesture toward someone in Dave’s memory.

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McQueen, Charles Arthur

Rochester:  Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 10, 2017 at age 92.  "Charlie" was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania March 9, 1925, the second of five children of Arthur and Mary (Mannion) McQueen. He was predeceased by Joseph, Gerald, Hugh and Rosemary. As a young man he moved to Rochester, NY with his wife, Jean (Hazen) McQueen where they raised their family.  He is survived by five children: Barbara (Roger Behrens), Joseph (Sue) McQueen, Patrick, Anne Marie (Gary Bestor) and John McQueen along with nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Jean; daughter, Linda Marie McQueen and second wife, Alice.

Charlie worked for many years at Ness Inc. and later at Strong Memorial Hospital. He enjoyed nearly twenty years of Florida living where he took up golf, tennis, woodworking and painting. He was an active community leader and a lifelong blood donor. He loved music and sang in several Barber Shop Quartets.

His later years were spent at River Edge Manor. He enjoyed greeting people as they came to work and visited.  Charlie was known as a true gentleman, always ready to lend a helping hand.  He had many friends and was particularly fond of Keri, Bonnie, Carmen, Sharon, Mimi, Judy, and Carl.  The family is very grateful for their kindness.

Family & friends may call at the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5-7 pm. Services & interment private.  Memorial contributions may be made to: Episcopal Life Senior Communities, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Rochester, NY.

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Oliver, Virginia E.

Gates: Virginia passed away on Sept 9, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband William & brother Reggie Lambert. She is survived by her daughter Amy Meister; sons Douglas & Barry (Tom Dodson) Oliver; grandchildren William Oliver & Sarah Meister; sister-in-law Kate Oliver; loving friends Gail & Thomas O’Connor; nieces; nephews & cousins. Virginia and William were married for 56 years.  She was a loving mother and grandmother. A special thank you to the Leo Center for Caring.

Family & friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:30am at St. Theodore Church. Burial to follow in Holy Ghost Cemetery. Kindly consider donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her memory.

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Forkell, Rickey A.

Forkell, Rickey A.

Gates: Rickey passed away Tuesday September 5, 2017 at Unity Hospital. Rickey was born November 25, 1952 in Rochester, NY to Alfred and Violet (Wallace) Forkell, who have predeceased him.

Rickey lived in Gates, NY his entire life. He recently worked at Nationwide Precision Products as a fork lift operator.

Rickey was a member of the Eagles Club in Gates for over 40 years. He always enjoyed coming out to his property in Livingston County to hunt and spend time with his family. He liked to tell hunting stories and stories of his childhood. He also liked to go to the 1000 Islands to fish and be with family. He liked to bowl. He bowled on many leagues in the area for many years and in tournaments.

Rickey was a Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers fan.  He loved NASCAR, his favorite was Dale Earnhardt, as was evident by his large collection of memorabilia and vast NASCAR collection.

In addition to his parents, Rickey is predeceased by his brother William Wallace, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is survived by his sister in law Shirley Wallace, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  He deeply missed his canine companions Spike and Moose.

Family and friends may call on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 4-7 pm at the James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. Rickey’s Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11 am in West Webster Cemetery (located on Ridge Road between Gravel Road and Bay Road).

 

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Corcoran, William P., Jr.

Rochester, NY:  William P. Corcoran Jr.  2/21/42 – 9/3/17

William “Billy” Corcoran Jr. was born to William Sr. and Alice Corcoran at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, NY, on a frigid fair weather Saturday in 1942. In 1949 at age 7, he contracted Polio, but survived without any lasting debilitation. He played baseball and basketball. He joined the Cub Scouts and served mass as an altar boy. Billy attended St. Mary’s Academyin Glens Falls, from K-12, and graduated in 1960. His Father, Mother, and his siblings Maureen, Patrick, Colleen, and AnneMarie, all graduated from the same academy. In the fall of 1960, as a freshman, he enrolled at Siena College in Latham, NY. Through his sophomore year, he played baseball until he was hit with a pitch and broke his left orbital bone. While going tocollege, he worked in the summers on the Delaware & Hudson Railroad laying track, and on a Budweiser distributor beer truck. He joined the ROTC in 1962. After graduating from Siena with a degree in Accounting, he joined the Army Reserves as an officer. Starting as a Sergeant, and while in basic training, he came down with pneumonia. A year later he was promoted to Lieutenant. Bill took his first job as an accountant in 1965 in Corinth, NY with International Paper. In 1967, he accepted his first position with Chesebrough Ponds in Oriskany Falls, NY. Shortly after, he moved to Pittsburgh, PA in 1968 to be an internal auditor. As an auditor, he traveled to Rochester, NY to audit a newly acquired company called Ragu Foods Inc. While there in 1969, he met Kathleen Reish, who was also employed at Ragu. As luck would have it, in 1969, Bill would move to Rochester to become an accountant at Ragu.On the move again, the 30 year old headed to Merced, CA to take a position as the plant accountant in 1972. There he stayed until 1974, when he came back to Rochester as the Division Finance Manager. Bill visited his ancestral homeland, Ireland in 1973. A few years later in 1978, he married Kathy, and they had their first child Sean in 1979. Later on,they had a second child Kerri in 1986. Bill and Kathy were both avid bowlers, played softball, loved camping and enjoyed many gatherings among friends and family. They served on the board at St. Christopher’s Church, and were involved in various activities involving their kids. Bill became a hockey, baseball, soccer, and cheerleading dad along the way. He attended every event, near and far, where his kids were involved. After Ragu, Bill worked for Elizabeth Arden,Rochester Colgate Divinity School, St. Peter and Paul Church, Head Start Of Rochester, and tried his hand with a Towne Club Beverage Center. In a tragic turn of events, Bill suffered a heart attack on November 22, 1996. He began as a Public Safety Officer with the Greece Police Department in 2000, and retired in 2012. In his last employed position, he worked as a Security Guard for Securitas, until 2016. Bill had a passion for books, and was a very loyal and frequent patron to the public library. He enjoyed Notre Dame football on TV, and attended 2 gamesin person. He was also a fan of the NY Mets,Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Golf, and college basketball. Westerns, both on TV and films were his favorite to watch.Bill had a love of plants and flowers, particularly his tomatoes and knockout roses. He was interested in trains, railroads, and lighthouses. Through the years Bill was an Uncle to KellieAnn, Karen, Timothy, David, and Jennifer. He was a Grandfather to Madeline Rose and Ryan. He was a brother in law to Bobby, Sharon, Melissa, Tom and Patty. Easily, he was a friend to many. Bill was quick as a whip and a storyteller to all. He could talk to anyone, anywhere, about anything. Health complications, due to his weakened heart,came creeping in during his last years. In his last months, Bill walked his daughter down the aisle, saw his first grandchild born, camped, visited the State Fair, and celebrated his 75th birthday with a huge surprise party. He had final complications with his health and visited Strong Hospital in Rochester, NY on Friday September 1, 2017. William left us September 3, 2017, on a calm, cool, and peaceful Sunday night with family close at his side.He is predeceased by his father William Sr., mother Alice, and niece Kellie Ann.He is survived by his wife of 39 years Kathy, son Sean (Paige), daughter Kerri (Jeremy) Klein,mother in law Marian, sisters Maureen, Colleen, Anne Marie, brother Pat, brothers in law Bobby, Tom, sisters in law Sharon, Melissa, Patty, nephews Timmy, David, nieces Karen, Jennifer, granddaughter Madeline Rose, and grandson Ryan.He will be missed beyond any defined measure. He will be remembered with a plethora of memories, shared by a great number of friends and family. He was always happy to recount his own moments with so manydifferent people, whose company he cherished. It is now, that we all shall share the void, absent the stubborn, yet principled, sincere, and undeniably genuine,Irishman.

- ArdheisDé go raibhaanam

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Sovereign, Savanna Rose

Chili: It is with great sadness that the Family of Savanna Sovereign announces her sudden passing on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the age of 26.  Savanna was beloved by all who knew her and will be remembered by countless friends and relatives. She is survived by her daughter Alexa Jo, brother Alex and parents Miles and Rebecca Sovereign, all of Chili, NY.  Savanna's life, kindness and endless capacity for love will never be forgotten.

Calling Hours will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, located at 2415 Chili Avenue on Saturday, September 9 from 9:30 to 11am followed by Savanna’s Memorial Service.

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Troche, José “Toño” Antonio

Rochester, NY: José “Toño” Antonio Troche born in Yauco, Puerto Rico on February 14, 1956, passed away peacefully on September 02, 2017 surrounded by his beloved and devoted wife of 45 years, Digna I. Nazario, his children and his grandchildren. Born to the late Juan Antonio Troche and Luz Selenia Ortíz, José is predeceased by his son, José A. Troche; sister, Zulma Troche;and granddaughter, Isabella Hunter. He is survived by his wife Digna Nazario; children Mónica (Jeffrey) Boxx, Verónica (Lamonze) Hunter, Zulma (Jeremiah) Troche, Javier (Estrella) Troche, Bárbara Troche, his son’s widow María Troche, and 18 grandchildren whom he adored. In addition, he is survived by many relatives and friends.

Joséwas a retired truck driver of 44 years.  Playing and watching baseball was his passion, he was an avid NY Yankees fan.  José was an amazing cook, a history channel enthusiast and an amazing father and grandfather who had a love for his children and grandchildren unlike any other.

Calling hours to be held on Thursday September 7, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm; service to follow from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at James R. Gray Funeral Home located at 1530 Buffalo Rd Rochester, N.Y, 14624.

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Jager, Patrick J.

Chili: On August 29, 2017. Patrick is survived by his twin brother Brian; parents Gail and John Jager; brother Joseph; sister Victoria (Rob) Santiago; nieces Serenity Jager and Luciana Santiago; nephews Jayden Jager, LJ and Lincoln Santiago; many aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Pat was forever a passionate artist. He developed an enthusiasm for cooking, spending his time working in kitchens. He was an overly sarcastic realist who lived in the moment each and every day.  He could be described best by one of his friends as having endless “unintentional wisdom and an inexplicably goofy level of self-destruction.”

Family and friends may call on Tuesday September 5, 2017 from 5-7pm at the James Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd.Private services and burial. Kindly consider donating to Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council (https://delphidrug.org/donate) in Patrick’s memory.

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White, Lori L.

White, Lori L.

Deland, FL: Our beautiful Lori unexpectedly took her final flight to heaven & was awarded her angel wings on August 16, 2017. She has been reunited with her dad, grandparents & other loved ones, in the Kingdom of God. She is survived & deeply missed by her mom Shirley; sissy & “bro-in-law” Bonnie and Ken; many, many aunts; uncles; cousins & friends.

A celebration of Lori’s life will be heldon Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 12 Noonat Union Station Park,25 Rock Island Rd in N. Chili(off Union Street). In lieu of flowers, a donation in Lori’s memory to Seminole County Parrot Rescue & Sanctuary,200 Saunders Trail, Geneva, FL 32732would be a wonderful way to honor her.

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Hurd, Charles J.

Hurd, Charles J.

Rochester:  October 19, 1935-August 28, 2017, 81 years old.  Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Charles Hurd and Katherine Kowalchek, and his only sister, Julie Hurd-Snyder.  He is survived by his children Sue (John Stevens), Chuck (Bea), John (Beverly), Jim, Laura (Andy Alvarez) and Eric (Andrea); grandchildren Stephanie, Anthony, Amy, Bridget, Johnnie, Brian, Rachel, Andrew, Ashley, Anderson and Stella; great-grandchildren Jackson, Camella and Isabella.

Charlie graduated from Irondequoit High School in 1953.  He went into the US Navy and served in the Korean War aboard the USS Macon.  After the Navy he went to work at Rochester Products where he met Agnes Haefner and they were married on July 13, 1957. They had five children together Sue, Chuck, John, Jim and Laura.

Charlie opened the Silver Horseshoe Bar and Restaurant in Brockport, NY and was there for about five years. When the restaurant closed Charlie worked at various places around Rochester - McGreals, Mardi Gras, Koerner Ford, Cinema Lounge, Rochester Airport Bar and even delivering pickles to area restaurants for his cousin.  He always wanted to own his own place again so he opened Charlie’s Place on Broad St. and with his determination he made it successful.

Charlie met Charlene Hunt and her son Jason, and soon to follow was a son they had together, Eric.  In 1975 Charlene and Charlie bought the Springbrook Inn in Caledonia, NY right in front of the NYS Fish Hatchery. It was not a thriving business when they bought it, but between their hard work and the help of a great staff and loyal customers it soon became a well-known destination.  After many years, Springbrook was sold and Charlie retired with the company of Diane Smith.

Throughout the years Charlie loved to socialize with friends and customers, play golf, bowl, ski, travel, dance, play cards and he was a devoted Bills fan.  Charlie loved to have an audience, whether it was engaging in conversation with someone new or telling one of his many stories. He will be missed by many.

Family & friends are invited to Charlie’s Funeral Mass on Friday, September 8 at 1 pm at Holy Ghost Church, 250 Coldwater Rd. A Celebration of Charlie’s Life will follow the Mass at Black Creek Park, Woodside Lodge.  Private burial.

 

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