Passed away at home at the age of 87 on November 9th, 2023. Bud is predeceased by sons, Steven and Brian Thayer. Survived by wife, Dorothy and sons, Robert (Susan) Thayer of Geneseo, Douglas Thayer of Fairport, and stepson, Jeremy Thayer of Fairport.
Lester was a former member of the Rochester Peacemakers MC Club and a current member of the Rochester Corvette Club.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 14th from 4-6pm at the Harris Funeral Home (570 Kings Hwy S). Memorial service will begin at 6PM with Pastor James Grobe officiating. No flowers, please. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Webster Emergency Medical Services in Bud's memory.
Warren Keith Riley (1959-2023)
Warren Keith Riley (64), September 28, 1959 - November 3, 2023, of Lake Echo Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on November 3rd, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia; he was the son of Joyce Riley (Johnston) and the late Deacon Merlin Riley. Warren grew up in Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia. He got his first job at Sobey’s while attending school in Dartmouth. Shortly after, he followed his father’s footsteps and joined the military as a weapons technician in 1978. He later followed his passion for cars into a career in auto body work.
Warren worked at shops in Nova Scotia and PEI, before moving to Rochester, New York in 2005 where he worked in metal fabrication and was a member of First Bible Baptist Church. Warren was outgoing and charismatic; he had many friends and could light up any room. Warren loved cars. He was a proud member of the Rochester Corvette Club where he loved to take fast cars out on the track.
Warren is survived by his mother, Daughters: Natasha Riley (Andre Tupper), Amber Dawn Slaunwhite (Mike Kelly), April Neale (Nathan), and Jennifer Riley (Quinn Galpin). Son: Darren Riley (Tara-Lee). Sisters: Marcia Winters (Christopher), Alanna LaPierre (Sylvio), Grandchildren: Jayshon, Landyn, Drequan, Lyncoln, Amarah, Nathalia, Rashard, Benjamin, Chandler, Zoey, Mason, Maverick, and Nephews: Christopher Riley, Robert and Ryan Winters. Predeceased by his father: Deacon Merlin Riley, sister: Joscelyn, brother: Darrin, maternal grandparents: Deacon Edgar and Deaconess Elizabeth Johnston, paternal grandparents: Osborne and Florence Riley, and special Godmother Alma Johnston-Tynes.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Home. Home-going service will be held at 1:00 p.m. - on Saturday, November 11 at Cherry Brook United Baptist Church, with Reverend Wayne Desmond officiating. Burial to follow at Cherry Brook United Baptist Church cemetery, and reception at Atlantic Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cherry Brook United Baptist Church.Warren Keith Riley | Obituary | Sharing Memories (arbormemorial.ca)
Ronald "Ron" Peter Ficarro (1945-2023)
Ronald P. Ficarro, 78 of The Villages, passed away on Oct 25th 2023. Ronald was born in Rochester, New York to Dolores and Louis Ficarro on August 8, 1945.
He married the love of his life Madeleine on October 19, 1971. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his loving Wife, Madeleine ( Mady) of 52 years.
His Sons, Ronald (Wife Haley) David Harrington/Ficarro, Daughter, Dawn Monti (Todd Blaschek) five Grandchildren, Martina Monti, Marisa Placious (Husband Stephen) Francesco Monti (Wife Gabrielle) Antonio Monti, Kayla Feeney (Husband Joseph) One Great Grandson, Santino Placious. Sister in law, Vivian Barton, Nieces, Nephews. Best friend Christel Sponsler.
Growing up his first love was cars. He started his drag racing career at the age of 16 racing Buicks and won hundreds of trophies. Ron was known locally as the top stock eliminator. His passion for cars led to his first career as a service manager and auto mechanic. This love affair included Corvettes. He purchased his first one in 1965 and throughout his life always had one in the garage. Modified of course, as his need for a little more speed was always present.
Watching the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 catapulted his life long love for music. With friends from school, they formed the band “Thee Rue” where he played the role as bassist. The band played together for decades at events for friends and family.
In 1975, Ron bought 24 acres of land & built his first home. This led to a home building career as Dayron Custom homes that lasted 35 years. He was a well respected home builder and an officer of the Rochester Home builder’s association. His award winning HOMARAMA houses are a testament to his work ethic, attention to detail and quality of people he worked with.
Ron and Mady moved to The Villages, Florida to enjoy retirement in 2018. He was a member of the villages Corvette club. He loved listening to the bands at the squares play the same music his band played years prior. Most mornings he could be found having coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts with the gang, and was a great friend to many people.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, October 31 at 2 PM at the Havana country club 2484 Odell Circle The Villages FL 32162
Joseph John Juzwiak of Irondequoit, passed away on Friday, August 4th 2023, at the age of 75 surrounded by his loving family. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Helen (Cieslinski) Juzwiak. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joyce (Wahl) Juzwiak; daughter, Lindsey (Brian) VanDerWoude; grandchildren, Lillian VanDerWoude and Benjamin VanDerWoude and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joe was born in Rochester, NY on September 17, 1947. He graduated from the Aquinas Institute of Rochester Class of 1965 and enlisted in the US Army where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam conflict. In 1971 Joe joined the Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 46 and began his career as a Sheet Metal worker. He worked for Postler & Jaeckle with over 24 years of dedicated service, retiring in 2005. In 2022 Joe received his 50 year pin with the Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 46.
Joe loved spending time with his family and friends, which brought him new adventures in different seasons of upstate New York. He kept busy fishing, hunting, boating, golfing and especially Friday lunches with his friends. Throughout his years he always taught us to be proud and supported us all throughout the many accomplishments and difficulties of our lives. Joe was a member of the Irondequoit Bay Fish & Game Club, the Rochester Corvette Club and Rochester Power Squadron.
Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial visitation on Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 4 to 7PM at Harris Funeral Home (570 Kings Highway So.). Friends are invited to meet the family on Friday, August 18, 2023 10 AM at St. Stanislaus Church for his funeral mass. Interment to follow at Holy Sepluchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Rochester Calkins VA Center, (260 Calkins Rd, Rochester, NY 14623) in Joe’s memory.
My Beloved Siggi passed peacefully, after a lingering bed confinement of 27 months. Siggi came here from Germany with his family in 1956 at the age of 14. He is predeceased by his Father Fritz Gallinat and Brother-in-law Siegfried Reichert.
Siggi is survived by His Wife of 56 wonderful yrs. Carmela (Terrana), His Mother of 101 yrs. of age Kaethe & Sister Gisela Reichert, Nephews Rainer (Joelle) Reichert & Wolf Reichert, Grand-Nephews Tyler & Andrew & Uncle Hugo Wengerofsky (98) in Germany. His Dearest Friend & Supporter Mo'nica Hueber & God Son Josh Hueber, Friend & Helper Hoji Jealeh & my Cousin John Terrano with us to the end & other Loving Cousins & Friends.
Thank you to his Aid & Friend of 3 yrs. Mary Reisig. A Very Special Thank you to Dr. Patrick Costa who made house calls every 6 weeks, the whole time as Siggi couldn't get up. He cared so much & tried his best to help us both in so many ways. Also Thank you Dr. Khan & Kim (P.A.) who came to our home. We Thank Marisa Storke, Sig's Nurse of 9 months, who became a dear Friend.
Siggi graduated from the old Edison Technical H.S. to go on to Alliance Mold Co. to serve an apprenticeship & become a Steel Die-Cast Mold Maker of plastic die cast injection. He studied at R.I.T. & after being a Journeyman with Alliance Mold for over 20 years, went off to Found & become Owner & President of Pro-Mold Inc., building Molds for General Motors & Kodak. He built the Gillette Techmatic Razor, had Pharmaceutical Companies as clients along with work here & abroad. He sold Pro-Mold & retired in early 2000. Now he could give more time to being the athlete he always was.
He was an avid skier, gymnast, swimmer, & runner. He was a Bowler on a couple leagues & Golfed for years till he tore a rotator cuff. Surgery was out of the question, as far as Siggi was concerned. Stop & it will get better & it did! He continued well into his late 70s, weight lifting and working out in the gym, usually 2 memberships going at once! In his later years the Greece Y was his favorite. He rode his Bike all over. He could out lift men in their 30s when he was in his 70s. Siggi loved to hunt & fish till he opened his business & cars were always a big love with 3 - 5 at once.
He was Passionate about his Corvettes & We are avid members of the Rochester Corvette Club, since '83. Many friends were made thru R.C.C. & Parades. He was a Founding Member of The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. We made many trips & caravans to be a part of its History.
He loved to travel thru Canada, U.S. & Europe, taking 4-8 week driving trips. Paris was our favorite, making 8 different trips there, Dinner top of the Eifel tower, Wow! Germany was usually included. Las Vegas was a 2nd enjoyment, not to gamble but the FOOD & Shows. Even though Fine dining was a passion & he loved dessert, he was fit & trim. He worked out every day at the Gym, sometimes twice. (Thus 2 Gyms.)
He loved his animals and the outside animals. He fed the birds daily, bought cracked corn weekly for the deer, they'd wait daily to be fed. Spunky & Toby, His last little dogs were at his bedside constantly & Mr. the cat of 15 yrs. also. Toby was with him in the hospital & with him right till the end in HOSPICE.
Siggi helped out & donated time to Journey Home Hospice, till he became ill. He was on the Board of Dir. of The Greece Community Partners & The Northwest AARP Chapter, which we joined upon our move back to Greece 16 yrs. ago. He was honored for his Charitable work & good deeds in Greece in 2008 & received a Certificate of Recognition from Senator Joseph Robach. The Greece Chamber Honored Myself & Him in Sept. 2022 for our many contributions thru the years.
He enjoyed the Sun & couldn't get enough, if he wasn't watching sports (His team was The Washington Redskins), He was outside working in the yard or building something. He leaves behind many Friends & Neighbors. Thank you to Jenna, John, Joe & Penny, very special neighbors who were always there to help him. Many will miss My Beloved. He never spoke ill of anyone & made friends along Life's way, whatever he did. His employees even became his friends.
I Thank all the Medical staff, Firemen & Medics who came to our home in this 27 months. The 3 Drs. in Unity Emergency tried so hard to help him. Dr. Lyons & Dr. Lee & Nurses in I.C.U. were so Special. Thank you to Bill & Jeff, Nurses at Hildebrandt & Dena & Kelly (Aids), they all, could not do enough for us both, among the rest of staff there. "God Bless all of You". Donations may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice (Ridgeway Ave.), Journey Home Hospice (Long Pond Rd.) & Lollypop Farm.
And Remember, SIGGI would like the Memory of him to be a Happy one. He'd like to leave an afterglow of Smiles when day is done. He'd like to leave an Echo whispering softly down the ways, of Happy Times & Laughing Times & Bright & Sunny Days. He'd like the Tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun and Keep the Happy Memories He Leaves behind, when Day is Done.
A Celebration of Life will be held in June for Him, for everyone who wants to join me. A Date & Address will follow in a later D. & C.
David P. Boddery (1946-2023)
Webster: Saturday, February 4, 2023, age 76. Predeceased by his parents, John and Marie; brother, Roger; brothers-in-law, Bob and Mike Lukasiewicz. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Kathleen; son, David (Bonnie); grandchildren, Emilee (Max) English, Kyle (Meghan Colin), Gage and Seth; several nieces and nephews; his dog, Missy-his BFF.
A 1964 graduate of East High School, David served in the US Army in Vietnam. David retired from Gleason Works. He enjoyed weekly car shows, was a member of the Corvette Club, and attended both the Syracuse Nationals and Carlisle, PA Car Shows yearly.
Services and interment at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to Disabled American Veterans or West Webster Volunteer Fire Dept.
Dan Riccardi (2023)
From Club President, Jeff Williams via email:
Good afternoon RCC,
It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of longtime RCC member Dan Riccardi.
Dan and his wife MaryAnn have been members with us since at least 2015 and were very active members of the club.
Dan was a proud Veteran of The United States Navy. He loved driving his red corvette, the Buffalo Bills, hunting and golfing and of course family and friends.
I've spoken with MaryAnn and she said that anyone is welcome to the Church on Wednesday February 8th at 11am. Location is The Parish of the Holy Family, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, NY 14606 for Dan's mass and burial.
Additional details can be found via this link here.
We send our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to MaryAnn and family.
Brockport, New York
Monday January 30, 2023
Predeceased by his parents, Alberto and Carmela Riccardi. Brother, Emilio Riccardi.
Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 32 years MaryAnn Riccardi.Siblings, Peter (Rose) Riccardi, Adelina Gallelli, Vincenza (Franco) Ciffa, Regina (Leonard) Montreal. Brother in law, Franco Gallelli. Brothers and sisters in laws, Linda (Charles) Alongi, Floyd Dianetti, Peter (Patti) Dianetti, Ernestine Dianetti. Our very dear and special neighbors, Zarpentine and Furlong families. Several, cousins, nieces, nephews, and beautiful friends.
Dan loved his time with his wife MaryAnn, driving his red Corvette, hunting, golfing. He was also a avid Buffalo Bills fan. He loved spending the winters with MaryAnn with their Arizona family. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Dan was a proud Veteran of The United States Navy and a member of The Rochester Corvette Club.
The family would like to express a special thanks to the nurses and technicians from the 8th floor Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Surgical Step Down Unit at Rochester General Hospital.
No prior calling hours.
On Wednesday morning at 11 am February 8, 2023 family and friends may gather at The Parish of the Holy Family, 4100 Lyell Rd, Rochester, NY 14606 for Dan's mass of Christian burial. Entombment All Saints Mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery full military honors by The US Navy.
In lieu of flowers friends may make contributions to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford Mendon Rd, Mendon, NY 14506 or RocDog, 321 Wood Rd, Rochester, NY 14626 in memory of Dan.
William 'Bill' Clark (2023)
William "Bill" Clark passed away peacefully on January 8, 2023, with his wife at his side, at age 76. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty ½ years, Margaret "Peggy" Montaglione Clark. He is predeceased by his parents Louis Morris and Gertrude Rudman Clark; brothers Louis Clark, Jr., Guy Clark, and Douglas Clark; Sisters Barbara Stewart and Connie Snyder. Bill was born in Rochester, New York. He graduated from the Rush-Henrietta Central School.
He proudly served our country as a Sargent in the U. S. Army from 1966-1968 in Qui Nhon, Vietnam. He had been employed by Lehigh Hanson Aggregates, Inc. and Halpin’s and Sons. He loved his Boxer dogs, Harley Davidson, and Chloe Marie. He was an avid race car fan and traveled to NASCAR tracks all over the country and Race of Champions asphalt tracks in NY/PA.
He loved his Corvettes, all seven, and belonged to the Rochester and National Corvette organizations. He was loved by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his sister Ginny Smith and brother C. Scott (Madelon) Clark. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews who all loved and adored their Uncle Bill. Calling hours will held on Monday, January 16, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 3325 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York. Bill’s funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace, 601 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, New York. To view the livestream Mass visit https://www.youtube.com/@OLQPSTM.
Internment with military honors will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waterloo, New York. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, New York 14450; Make-A-Wish of Western New York, 3901 Genesee Street, Suite 110, Buffalo, New York 14225; and Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Rochester, New York 14506 or a charity of one’s choice. Share condolences and see the full obituary at:
Pasquale LoMascolo (2022)
Message from Ed Steier, Club President 2022:
Pasquale LoMascolo passed away on April 25, 2022. I don't know exactly how long Pasquale and Patty have been members, they were active in the club when I first joined 10 years ago. He could always be counted on to have a larger than life smile and would engage anyone in conversation, whether it was about his garden or his car.
There will be a Visitation and Celebration of Pasquale's life on Tuesday May 10'th from 4 - 7 PM at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday May 11'th at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Read Blvd, Rochester, NY followed by Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 2461 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY.
I spoke with the Funeral Home this morning and they would love to have us participate in the funeral procession from the church to the cemetery on Wednesday morning. If you plan on attending simply inform the staff as you pull in and they will line us up so we are all together in the procession. If you do plan on participating, please e-mail or call me so we have a rough count.
Mark A. Welker (1942 - 2021)
Fairport — Mark passed away on December 23, 2021, at age 79. He is survived by his wife, Pat Welker; children, Craig (Candida) Welker and Terri (John) Strong; step children, Robin (Tom) Gibson and Todd Wheeler; grandchildren, Austin Welker, Bryan (Brandy) Vandermallie, Dan Vandermallie, Morgan (Jeremy) Dianetti, Scott Allen, and Stephanie (Clayton) Woodard; 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Barbara (Jim) Kahle and William (Pat) Welker; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Mark was a devoted grandfather. He was a long-time member of Locust Hill Country Club, Rochester Corvette Club and was the founder of Parkwood Heights Senior Living Community in Macedon, NY. Mark was an avid golfer and loved racing cars at Watkins Glen.
A celebration of Mark’s life will be announced at a date and time to be determined. Mark will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions in Mark’s memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.
Mark Welker Celebration of Life - Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at My Wine and Cheese Bar Too, 400 Packett's Landing (Lower Level) Fairport, NY 14450
Eugene 'Gene' LeDoux (2021) – Co-Founder, Past President 1959-1960, 1963
Gene LeDoux, one of our club's founders passed away this past Monday, November 15, 2021. Even though he was no longer active in the club, Gene still participated in our Past President's Advisory Group and, up until our forced Covid break, attended our annual Christmas Gala with his wife Susan. He could always be counted on to provide direction and guidance. He will be sorely missed. A Service was held on November 18 and, well Sue and the Family would have loved to have his many Corvette friends attend, unfortunately both Gene and Sue were impacted by Covid 19 and the family did not feel it would be right to risk any unnecessary exposure. They appreciate everyone's understanding.
Sue's message to RCC:
A Few Words
“And here’s Gene to say a few words,” the Club president would announce at each Christmas party. Gene’s words stopped on November 15 as Covid took his life.
I know how much Gene loved all of you and how proud he was of the Rochester Corvette Club. It was not just that the club grew from a handful of dedicated ‘Vette owners to over 700 folks who truly are the salt of the earth. He loved your generous spirit as you enjoyed everything Corvette, but still shared most generously with others. I know he would say, “Keep it up!” As I got to know many of you through Gene, I shared his love and respect for all of you and what you represent—the best of America.
Right now America is at war with a virus that does not care who you are or what you want. Over the last year, Gene’s battle with pain and other medical issues led him to spend most of his time in bed. The life he loved had become a cross. I was able to leave the house only when his caregiver was present (a saint if there ever was one!).
Despite being a homebody, I somehow managed to contract a light case of Covid. That’s how highly transmissible this virus is, even now when people, like Gene and I, are fully vaccinated. Fortunately, he was hospitalized and kept comfortable at RGH during his last seven days.
Because the Covid transmission rate in Monroe County is high and climbing, I made the difficult decision to hold a private funeral service. Nothing would have pleased me more than to share his Memorial Service with all of you, who have become my friends as you were his. But frankly I love you all too much.
I know he would agree with my decision because you were so close to his heart. Stay well to enjoy your Corvettes and most of all, the special fellowship you share.
Steve Finn (2021) – Past President 2006 and 2014
Steve Finn passed away Nov 12, 2021. He had one of those personalities that made you feel like a close friend even if you were meeting him for the first time. He and Margie always made you feel welcome and never alone at any event or activity.
Steve served as our President on two occasions and coordinated and participated in many club activities over the many years he was an active club member.
Steve's memorial was June 10, 2022, at King's Bend Park, Pittsford, NY.
Roy Gallo (1937-2020)
Roy Gallo passed away Friday, May 22, 2020. Roy was a long-time member of the Rochester Corvette Club. He was active in the club and was a Gene LeDoux Award winner. He had been ill for some time and had dropped out of the club. There will be viewing for family from 1:00 to 1:30 Tuesday, May 26th at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home in Greece. Club members may pay their respects 1:30 to 1:45. Internment follows at Riverside Cemetery. Only 10 cars will be allowed in the cemetery, however Carmela is organizing a caravan of cars to accompany the family to the cemetery. Roy is survived by his wife Carol, 2 Brisbane Lane, Rochester, NY.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in his memory.