Richard G. Borelli



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Wednesday, September 27, 2023, age 72. Richard is predeceased by his parents, George and Mildred Borelli. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Candace Borelli; loving children, Julie (Gabe) Borelli, Jeffrey Borelli, Joseph (Lauren) Borelli, Jessica Borelli; devoted grandson Justin Borelli; brothers, Ronald (Beth) Borelli, Robert (Sheila) Borelli; brother-in-laws, Jon (Barb) Thomas, Tim (Karen) Thomas; several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Friends. Richard was a devoted family man. He was a Cancer survivor.  He retired from Kodak after over 40 years. In his free time, he loved going to the casino, meeting up with his brothers for breakfast, watching his favorite baseball team the Atlanta Braves, and of course listening to his favorite musician, Elvis. Thank you to all of the Nurses and Doctors at Strong ICU for their compassionate care the past 7 weeks. Also, thank you to the Nephrology department at URMC for their guidance the past several years. Richard’s visitation will be held Monday, October 2nd from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd at 9:30am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church 3003 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY 14616. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


  1. Julie on September 29, 2023 at 9:26 am

    Dad. You surely were loved by all. You were a great caring loving husband father and brother. I am gonna miss all our talks your guidance your jokes and your laugh. I have nobody to tease me now or remind me not to put your shoes in my saddle bag as you would call it. Love you dad with all my heart

  2. Candy Borelli on September 29, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Rick we will miss you everyday. I love you so much .No matter what they put through at Strong Memorial Hospital you always had a smile on your face. I loved your sense of humor. I loved staying in Canada, Del Lago for three days going to dinner at the buffets and playing the slot machines. I will always love you, Candy

  3. Justin on September 29, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Paps, I am going to miss you so much, all the life lessons you taught me and how you were there for me no matter what will never leave my memory. I’m going to miss all the football and basketball games we watched together, the fishing trips, hanging out in the front yard drinking beers, ultimately no matter what I was doing it was more fun if you were doing it with me. Not a day will go by that I’m not thinking of you Paps. Love your little Lou, Justin

  4. Fred Stuhlmiller on September 29, 2023 at 11:02 am

    I worked closely with Rick for years. We played a lot of softball together at Kodak and I’ll never forget our conversations about Frank Sinatra. I still have a CD collection he made for me back in the 80s! Great man.

  5. John C Miller on September 29, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Rick, It was great to know you through my career at Kodak. You were always pleasant and knowledgeable to work with. We had many laughs together and some good visits after retirement came along. Rest in peace buddy, I will always remember good times with you. John

  6. Michelle Barry on September 29, 2023 at 11:54 am

    My deepest condolences

  7. Jessica Borelli on September 29, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Dad I miss you terribly. I loved walking in the door and you picking on me and clicking your mouth to get my attention. You were the strongest person with a smile on your face no matter what you endured. Please watch over all of us and protect us all. Love you always, Jessica (aka drill sergeant)

  8. Jessica Borelli on September 29, 2023 at 2:08 pm


  9. Gabriel VanGilder on September 29, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    Dad it was a pleasure knowing you these many years, loved spending time with you during the holidays, watching the Bills,Braves and Yankees, not gonna be the same around here without you. You made the best damn hotdog sauce ever, also prime rib dinner on Christmas, rest in peace with much love!

  10. Lauren Miller on September 29, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    When Joe and I started dating we learned that Rick and my father had played on the Kodak softball team in the 70’s and Rick had worked closely with my grandmother (Kitty) at Kodak. The first thing my father and my grandmother remembered and said about Rick was that they remembered him being the nicest guy (and remembered this well even after not seeing him in decades). Our dog Phil always said hello to Rick when he came to the home (a hello that only a few select people receive from Phil) – I know Phil knew how special Rick was. Rick, I am so lucky to have met you. You were always a compassionate, kind, and positive presence in people’s lives. I have loved hearing all of the stories about you and how many peoples’ lives were better because you were in it. Thank you for raising Joe to be the man he is today. You were and continue to be well-loved.

  11. Molly Sidare on September 29, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    Kathy Gilboe and family, I am so so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Molly Sidare

  12. Fred Knauf on October 2, 2023 at 5:56 am

    Candy and Family, The Knights of Columbus have a saying, “that even a short life can be a great life.” In the case of our dear friend, Rick, that seems fitting, as he seemed to live life to its fullest and even through his tough times he still endured such a great life. Rick’s character led him to levels inside Kodak that not everyone attains. His name and his impact were known around the world during a time when the motion picture film business was king of entertainment capture, and his involvement on so many programs and projects both led to the success of Kodak then, and to its ability to still be around today. That is something that I know he was proud of when he retired, but we all should be proud of today, too. Credible is the best word I can use to describe Rick and as a co-worker, because if Rick said it, you could take it to the bank. We both learned so much from each other through the years. Our good Lord gives us all a bag of talents to use on our time on Earth. Rich certainly used his tools well and kept nothing locked away unused. His outward demeanor, his warm smile, and his memory will last with us all for all our time on earth. Our Lord asks us to love one another as He has loved us, and Rick certainly lived this in all the days I knew him. Please know that during this time of loss that you will be in my thoughts and prayers, and find comfort that Rick has gone back home to his Creator with that smile, and I’m confident that the Lord is smiling back for his doing a job very well done.

  13. Sharon Hall on October 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Julie, Lloyd and I are so sorry for your loss. You have a very strong family and so many memories that will help you all in this time of need. Just remember you are not alone in this journey.

  14. Dianna on October 2, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    Rick my dear friend, I am so going to miss you, and Candy my heart goes out to you I know this will be so very hard for you, I will give you a call

  15. Kenneth Bowers on October 2, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Rick, RIP my friend, God Speed you will be missed by many. Such a great guy!

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