Roche, Gerald D "Jerry"
Penfield: On May 10, 2013. Predeceased by his parents Albert W. and Kathleen D. Roche, his brother Michael W. Roche. Survived by his former wife and good friend Sally H. Roche, his brother Thomas J. (Jacqueline A.) Roche, sister in-law Beverly Roche, nephews Richard W. (Lisa) and their children Jack & Matthew, Ronald C. (Patricia) Roche. His beloved horses Prowling Wolf & Step Twice. Special thanks must go to his friends Laura VanValkenburg & Erin Murphy who helped Jerry care for the horses he loved so much. Jerry became a United States licensed Steward for horse shows and did many of them. Betsy Perry a special friend also shared his love of horses, his longtime business partner Lynn Pilaroscia was also a good friend to Jerry. His family would like to thank Dr. George Hicks, his heart team at Strong and the very caring staff in unit 7-1600 who took such good care of Jerry and his family during these past few weeks.
Friends may call Monday 2-6 pm at the James R. Gray Funeral Home 1530 Buffalo Rd. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10am at St. Thomas More Church 2617 East Ave. Interment Holy Ghost Cemetery, private. Kindly consider Strong Memorial Hospital Heart Unit Fund P.O. Box 660 Rochester, NY 14642 in Jerry's memory.