November 15, 1919 ~ March 19, 2010
Greece: Friday, March 19, 2010 at age 90. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Rita; his children, John (Gail), Ron (Pam), Randy (Anne), and Triplets, Tom (Charita), Ann (Peter) DiProjetto & JoAnn (Marty) Yu; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa Jonasse, Louise Brooks & Catherine (Richard) Flanagan; brother, Paul (Barbara) Gefell; sister-in-law, Betty Gard; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. John served for 29 missions as a radio operator in the U.S, Naval Service during WWII. He married Rita in Alameda California on 8/1/45. Moved back to Rochester, then was employed by Kodak for 36 years as they raised their family. John was a member of Rochester's Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International and also an active and longtime parishioner of Mother of Sorrows Catholic church. John enjoyed reading his Bible daily, listening to music, building, repairing many things as well as spending time and joking around with his beloved family. Our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation goes out to the Episcopal Church Home South Hall #1 for the amazing job of taking care of our father in his last days and we know it was a blessing from God. Friends may call, Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Wednesday 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment will follow Mass in Holy Sepulcure Cemetery.