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.

ed_steier@yahoo.com (585)645-4172

Pasquale LoMascolo Obituary | Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home

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.

Obituary for Mark A. Welker | Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapels, LLC (murphyfuneralservices.com)

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.

Roy G. Gallo - Vay-Schleich & Meeson (meesonfamily.com)

Elmer 'Al' Fredrick – Co-Founder

Message from Al's son:

Elmer R. Fredrick Jr., aka Al, passed away on February 12, 2019, at the age of 87. I hope that some of his old friends are still alive and doing well.

My dad, with Gene LeDoux and others, helped found this club, a club he was proud of all his life. I recall my dad owned two corvettes a 1958 and a 1964 (I think) both purchased new from Hoselton Chevrolet.

He loved the cars, the club and the people but the financial and time demands of a career and a young family forced him to eventual sell his beloved corvette, something he always regretted.  Also one of the founders of the Perinton Volunteer Ambulance Corps with its time demands, he drifted away from the club he helped start but throughout his life, was always proud of his involvement in its beginnings and proudly watched the club grow and flourish from afar, never to own a corvette again.

To any still alive who knew him, thank you for your friendship and camaraderie...you all meant so much to him.

Don Andrews (2020)

Message from RCC member Guy Andrews: 

We are sad to say “Our Papa”, as the boys called him, passed Wednesday morning, (1/22/2020) joining mom. Together they are looking over us.

I am blessed with two amazing parents and thankful that our boys were lucky enough to have “Our Papa” share every day with them making great memory. As a kid I remember dad being at every track meet and every BMX race through the years. He, as a proud Papa continued that tradition by watching Corey and Connor BMX Race, play Lacrosse and Flag Football until he physically couldn't.

Special thanks to his Rochester Corvette Club Family and Racing Team Family you all gave dad amazing memories. He would come home and share stories and picture for hours. I can not put into words how special each and everyone of you made those trips.

Message from Past President, Toby Burnside:

Early this morning (1-22-2020) we lost our ambassador, Don Andrews.  Don passed peacefully in his sleep in Newark hospital.  The wishes of Don and his family are to have no calling hours.  Guy will plan a memorial gathering at a future date to celebrate the life of his father.  As you can imagine, this is a difficult time for his family and surely additional information will be shared as appropriate.

As a man among men, Don will be missed by all and our love and wishes shall be with him.

Gary Clum (1947 - 2020) - Past Social Chairman

GREECE – Gary Lee Clum, 73, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, December 26, 2020, with loving family by his side.

Gary was born in Rochester, NY on April 4, 1947, to the late Cecil M. and Arlene M. Clum. Gary was a loyal employee of Eastman Kodak Co., retiring with over 35 years of service in 2004, and most recently worked at Micro Instruments since 2005. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Gary was as active member of the Rochester Corvette Club where his custom 1979 corvette won many awards and hearts. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Gary was predeceased by wife Sharon, and daughter Sherry Clum.

He is survived by his sister Brenda (Raymond) Budd, grandchildren Conner and Rowan Dupra, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made in Gary’s name to the Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester or animal charity of your choice.

New Comer Family Obituaries - Gary Lee Clum 1947 - 2020 - New Comer Cremations & Funerals (newcomerrochester.com)

Sharon Ann Clum (1947 - 2020)

GREECE- Sharon Ann Clum, 72, passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, surrounded by the love of her family.

Sharon was born in Rochester, NY on August 20, 1947, to the late Ora and Shirley Dayton. She was the wife to Mr. Gary Clum for over 30 years. Sharon was a loyal employee of several different companies over the years, and she retired from Neubert Financial Services. In her retirement she enjoyed spending time with her husband and friends at the Rochester Corvette Club. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her passion in life was her family.

Sharon is predeceased by daughter, Sherry Clum.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Gary, her children, Andre and Nathan DuPra, her siblings, David (Karyl) Dayton, Bruce (Judy) Dayton, and Sue Dayton, her grandchildren, Connor, and Rowan, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Sharon's name to the animal charity of your choice.

New Comer Family Obituaries - Sharon Ann Clum 1947 - 2020 - New Comer Cremations & Funerals (newcomerrochester.com)

Beverly A. (Campbell) Mueller (2020)

Passed suddenly, but peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 83.

Predeceased by her parents Melvin Campbell and Vivian (Campbell) Zarpentine.

Survived by her husband of 60 yrs., George, children; Inge (Mueller) Munnings and Greg (Teresa) Mueller.

Granddaughters; Dayna (Jim) Moon, Lauren LL Mueller and Karla Mueller

Great Grandchildren; Mason and Reagan Moon

Sister; Barbara (Ed) Walter, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be at a later date

New Comer Family Obituaries - Beverly Ann Mueller 1937 - 2020 - New Comer Cremations & Funerals (newcomerrochester.com)

Charles A. Koch (1945 - 2020)

Charles Albert Koch passed away on January 6th, 2020, at the age of 74 years old. He is recently predeceased by his beloved wife and world, Linda Koch. Charles and Linda Koch are also predeceased by their children, Charles Koch, Jr. and Linda Kucak, as well as Charles’ parents, Joseph and Laura Koch, and his brother-in-law- Gary Holowka.

He is survived by his two loving brothers Joseph (Janet) Koch and William (Nancy) Koch. He will be missed by his sister-in-law Maria Holowka and brother-in-law Nick (Anne) Olexenko. He leaves behind a granddaughter Sheila (Jeffrey) Reed and great-granddaughter Grace Reed.

He is survived by his nephews Joseph (Kerrie) Koch, Matthew Koch, Gary (Barbara) Holowka Jr., Eric (Jennifer) Holowka, Pete (Kitty) Olexenko, Dave (Rebecca) Olexenko and Nick (Ginny) Rister. His surviving nieces are Kara Koch, Kirsten (Dara) Koch, Molly (Hannon) Wright and Sarah Rister. Charles leaves behind two beloved great-nephews Blake and Kaleb. He will be remembered fondly by the special family members Luba (Mike) Davis and the Reeds.

Charles, Charlie by his friends and family, had a decades long career driving for the Regional Transit Service of Rochester, New York. In his “retirement”, he chatted up customers working alongside his friend Fred at the American Sportsman gun store. Charlie had a passion for firearms and the shooting sports and was himself an excellent marksman and sporting clays shooter. Above all, Charlie lived and breathed cars. He drove numerous Corvettes over his life and was an enthusiastic member of the Rochester Corvette Club for many years. In the last few years he enjoyed zipping around town in his Mustang.

Charlie struggled with complications of diabetes and heart disease. Despite feeling ill at times he found ways to make each day special. He had a great sense of humor that was contagious and he had a big heart for people. He drove over an hour each way multiple times a week to visit his late wife, Linda Koch, when she was in residence at a distant nursing home in Medina, NY. During his visits with her he would often lovingly tease her, and reminisce of all their good times together over a shared meal.

His smiling face and lighthearted spirit will be missed by all.

New Comer Family Obituaries - Charles A. Koch 1945 - 2020 - New Comer Cremations & Funerals (newcomerrochester.com)

Mike Jelfo (August 3, 2020) - Past President 1993, Past Car Show Coordinator

Predeceased by his parents Josephine and Samuel Jelfo and brothers Raymond and John. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce; daughters Jeanette (Nate Hubert) Jelfo and Anita (Patrick) Herring; his favorite grandson Shane Herring; brother Donald (Nancy) Jelfo; nieces, nephews & cousins. 

Memorial service was Tuesday, August 11 from 4-7 PM at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. Private Interment at the family's convenience. Kindly consider the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice in Mike's memory.

Obituary for Michael Jelfo | James R. Gray Funeral Home (jamesrgray.com)

Gene E. Cameron (April 2, 2018)

Fairport - Passed away on April 2, 2018, at age 70. He was predeceased by his parents, George, Sr. & Jane Cameron; brother, Clifford Cameron. He is survived by his siblings, George (Sharon) Cameron, Jr., Rex (Jean) Cameron, Sharon Cameron, Rhonda (Richard) Krahenbuhl; sister-in-law, Josephine Cameron; many nieces, nephews & friends.

Gene was a proud Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam, a retiree of Xerox in their transportation division and an avid member of the Rochester Corvette Club.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday April 6th from 4-8 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 3325 Winton Road South, where services will be held in the Interfaith Chapel of the funeral home on Friday April 6th at 12:30 PM. Interment, White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Veterans Outreach Center, 447 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620. www.Miller1889.com

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Apr. 4, 2018

Terry L. Sponsler (2017)

Penfield: May14,2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 70.

He is predeceased by his parents, William and Anna Sponsler; and brother, Robert Sponsler. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Christel Sponsler; sister, Margaret (Sam) Ammons; nephew, Shawn Ammons; many, many dear friends including Ron and Mady Ficarro, and their children Ronnie (Haley), Dawn Monti and her children, and David, Louis and Elaine Fico, Ann Casey. Terry served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Friends may call Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the funeral chapel (1031 Ridge Road). Services will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Lipson Cancer Center, 1425 Portland Ave, Rochester, NY 14621. To share a memory of Terry or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com.




Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from May 16 to May 17, 2017.

Terry Sponsler Obituary (2017) - Penfield, NY - Rochester Democrat And Chronicle (legacy.com)

Paul J. Dentinger (August 20, 1942 - February 13, 2017)

Went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Predeceased by parents, Paul and Gladys (Paul) Dentinger, and brother, James. Survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Gail, and beloved children; son, David (Maribel) Dentinger, daughter, Laura (Alan) Osborne, and step-daughter, Meredith Maidman Vinitsky; and grandchildren: Chad Carman (Laura's son), Estella Dentinger, and Joshua and Hannah Osborne. Also survived by brother James' precious daughters: Penny Dentinger, Holly (Andrew) Gallagher (children: Hannah, Jonah, Ethan, and Sophia), and Maggie (Cory) Winters (children: Owen, Isabelle, Olivia and Aaron). Also survived by brother, Donald, and sister, Kathleen. Paul was a proud graduate of Aquinas (1960). He earned two undergraduate degrees from RIT, two master's degrees and almost a doctorate (ABD) from University of Rochester. He was employed as a Research Chemist at Olin Chemical, Strassenburg Laboratories (Pennwalt Corp.) and the UR Medical Center (Radiology and Pharmacy departments). He had many articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals over his entire career.

Paul was an avid lifelong learner with many and varied interests, who actually enjoyed doing yard work, as well as exercising, jogging, reading, visiting with friends and family, writing his memoirs, and playing tennis, euchre and backgammon. Gail and Paul reread their wedding vows and renewed their commitment to each other monthly. They enjoyed extensive travels all over the U.S. and Europe. They were also fortunate to winter in Jensen Beach, Florida for 12 years in a beautiful condo right on the ocean. Most of all, Paul enjoyed the love and time spent with Gail, their extended family and their many close friends. They were proud members of the Rochester Corvette Club for over 12 years (red 2014 Corvette) and, as such, very good friends with a wonderful group of people.

Family and friends are invited to call THURSDAY 4-7 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. (3325 Winton Road South). A memorial service will take place FRIDAY at 11 AM in All Seasons Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park (210 Marsh Road). Interment private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Paul to The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213 - Liverpool, NY 13090. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit: 
www.miller1889.com.

Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2017.

Paul Dentinger Obituary (2017) - Rochester, NY - Rochester Democrat And Chronicle (legacy.com)

Upstate New York Chapter | The ALS Association

George Arthur Doohan (November 23, 1932 - October 3, 2017) - RCC Charter Member

George retired after 50 years as Co-Owner of Manufacturers Tool and Die Company in Spencerport, New York. He was a charter member of the Rochester Corvette Club and an aviation enthusiast.

George Arthur Doohan (1932-2017) - Find a Grave Memorial

Chimija 'Kim' Totsline (2016)

Castile: Age 77 on March 14, 2016. Survived by her husband, James; sons, Gerald (Traci) Totsline of Fairport, Greg (Debbie) Totsline of Monrovia, MD; grandchildren, Aubrey Totsline, Hunter Totsline, Susan Porteous and Noah Totsline; in laws, William (Jean) Totsline of Portageville, Joan Joslyn of Mt. Morris; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 at Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, 35 N. Main St., Castile. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 AM at St. Isidore's Parish, St. Mary's church site, Silver Springs. Private interme
nt in Assumption Cemetery, Portageville. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580. Online condolences at www.harmon-watson.com.

Chimija Totsline Obituary (2016) - Castile, NY - Rochester Democrat And Chronicle (legacy.com)

Jonathan 'Jon' Cona (2013)

Penfield: Saturday, August 3, 2013. Age 73. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne Cona; son, Frank; granddaughter, Sierra; brother, David (Pat) Cona; sisters, Elaine (Russ) West and Linda Cufari; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and dear friends. Jon was a Navy Veteran.

No prior visitation. Private entombment at White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517; Topeka, Kansas 66675 in Jon's memory.




Jonathan Cona Obituary (1940 - 2013) - Penfield, NC - Rochester Democrat And Chronicle (legacy.com)

Gary Jopson (2010)

As provided by Nadine:

Gary passed away 8-8-10. We joined RCC in March 1998. We went to the convention show and met then president, Bob Myers. We had a 1979 brown sting ray which was previously owned be member Charlie Koch. We traded that car in and bought our 1981 steel Blue metallic, MISTY from Turner Automotive. It was previously owned be Dave and Mary from the Club. Gary led a few cruises, especially for ice cream. Dave Kuchman set up a memorial for Gary at the Bob Johnson car show in 2010, just several days after his passing.

Patricia Maureen "Pat" Barry Doohan (August 24, 1942 - February 9, 2009)

Patricia was a former board member of the Irish American Cultural Institute. She was also a member of the Rochester Community Players, the Rochester Irish Players, the Comhalta Ceoltoiri Eireann, the Rochester Corvette Club, Toastmasters and former President of the A.R.N.A.

Patricia Maureen “Pat” Barry Doohan (1942-2009) - Find a Grave Memorial

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