Dominic

January 19, 1924 ~ April 15, 2020

Born in: Dowagiac, Michigan
Resided in: Greece, New York

Dominic (Dick) Richard Storti

April 15, 2020 at the age of 96 years old. Predeceased by his loving wife, Mary; parents Edward and Fernanda (Conti) Storti; sisters Josephine Storti, Emma Bosco, Pauline Cropo, and Mary DeFelice; brothers Angelo, John, Albert and Paul Storti.

Survived by his beloved children Deborah (Otto) Freyler and Rena Jo (Thomas Dini) Storti.  Dedicated grandfather to Steven Freyler, Maya Dini, and Tricia Dini. Caring uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Dominic enlisted in the Army in 1943, and even with a compromised hand from a printing press accident, he became a rifle sniper. Dominic fought in Africa and Europe during World War II, received a Purple Heart for wounds suffered in combat, and was a proud veteran. He returned home and restarted his career as a printer for the Times-Union and the Democrat and Chronicle, where he attained increasing levels of management before retiring. He married the love of his life, Mary, and was a devoted husband for 66 years, always by her side and her fiercest protector as she succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease before her death. He cherished his daughters and their husbands. His grandchildren were his world, always joking with them and being supportive. He loved playing the lottery and his wish if he won was to have a family compound so we could all be together and be there for each other. His biggest pleasure in life was to have the family all together, and was especially proud to treat us to a nice meal.

Some of Dominic’s other enjoyments included: grocery store couponing (he loved to brag about the sweet deals he got using his double and triple coupons); Ethel Merman songs; watching M*A*S*H; his flower garden (planting Mary’s favorites) and vegetable garden; jigsaw puzzles; Johnny Walker Red; and the New York Yankees.

Dominic was a hero to his immediate and extended family. The phone calls, texts and social media posts from his nieces, nephews and also grand nieces and nephews expressing their love, affection and respect for Dominic attest to an influence that spanned generations.

Dominic’s celebration of Life will be held Thursday, August 13th 9:30 AM at St. Lawrence Church.  Military honors following in Riverside Cemetery. (face masks required)

In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Rd, Rochester, NY 14626-1031 www.stlawrencegreeceny.org in Dominic’s memory.
For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com

Services

Service: August 13, 2020 9:30 am

St. Lawrence Church
1000 North Greece Church
Rochester, NY 14612


Graveside Prayers: August 13, 2020 10:30 am

Riverside Cemetery
2650 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612


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  1. To Deb and your family. I can’t describe how my heart feels for you in words. I just hate this for you dear friend. Love to you so much.

  2. Rena and family, our hearts are breaking for you. We will miss seeing your father at school/tennis events. He was an amazing person. We are here for you even if we can’t be together. <3

  3. He leaves a large hole in our hearts. He will never be forgotten. He and my sister Mary were guiding lights in our family. They always made you want to be better and to reach for the stars. They are in heaven together again. Love you both.

  4. So very sorry for your loss, my thought and prayers are with you. Dominic will certainly be missed at ETW, and I will miss him dearly on Bingo nights!

  5. I am a former nurse at Edna Tina and worked very closely at one time with both Dominic and Mary. They were both lovely. I am sorry for your loss Deborah and Rena.

  6. I met his daughter (one) a couple of times at the nursing home a couple of times, prior. Dominic was a very pleasant man and I enjoyed seeing him and talking to him when I could. I always thanked him for her service, and helped him where and when I could. I/we liked him a lot. I/we are so very sorry for your loss. Sincerely. What a terrible time, were heartbroken for all of you. Our sincerest condolences.
    Sandie and Andy Bailey
    & Bill Guyer (my dad)

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