Joseph D. Ventura



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Rochester: Wednesday, August 26, 2009. Predeceased by his daughter, Kristine Ventura. Survived by his loving wife, Bette Doyle Ventura; children, Donna Sillato, Joe Jr. (Jennifer) Ventura, Anthony Ventura, Kim (Rich) Neuland; brother, Harold (Virginia) Ventura; sisters, Betty Arnone, Marianne Marcinkowski; 10 grandchildren; lifelong friend, Kathy Hendrix (Bunny Foo Foo); several nieces, nephews and cousins. No prior calling. His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday 10:00 AM in the chapel of Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in his memory.


  1. James Tuite on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Bette and family…i’m very sad to hear of your loss of Joe, although I never got to really know Joe very well, I knew enough to know that he was a courageous, warm, funny and inspiring guy…he will be sadly missed for sure, but don’t worry too much about him, he’s walking around in a better place and we will meet again someday!

  2. george pupparo on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    i worked with joe at kodak in the mid 80s and he was a very good man.I WAS a young kid and joe allways helped me when i made a mistake he would some times cover for me .i know he is still looking out for me ……

  3. Linda (Bortle) Coye on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I worked with Joe for many years at Kodak. I have fond memories of a great guy, who was fun to work with and always had a good story. May God bless him and his family. Linda (Bortle) Coye

  4. Jim Shafer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Joe and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. God bless.

  5. Marc J Curran on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sorrow for all of the ventura family. I lived with the ventura family from 58-61.Joe was like a BIG BROTHER to me, always upbeat and lots of jokes.I worked for joe when he had a lunch counter on the east side. He will be remembered in our prayers.

  6. Matthew and Kenushca Hendrix and kids on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go to all of the family of Joseph Ventura Sr. He was a great man to know. Once again our prayers are with you.

  7. jamie speares on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sorry about your father he was a good man he used to make me laugh eveytime i saw him in the olden days at the store or neighborhood god bless the family

  8. Kelly Bernice on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Uncle Joe, you will be missed much and remembered for your faith, strength and kindness to my family. I believe you are dancing and running up above!! Thank you for the times we shared and I was so blessed that you and Aunt Betty were able to come to Florida last year and meet my children. We love you! Jeff, Kelly , Raven and Richie Bernice.

  9. George Wagner on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    With much Synpathy a Foster child of Anthony and Fern Ventura…..

  10. JIm & Barb Marcinkowski on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You have our heart felt sympathies.

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