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Greece: At the age of 90, Dad completed his final mission on Sunday, January 27, 2013. He is eternally reunited with his loving wife Helen (April 1, 2012). Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary; brothers, Leo (Chic), Edward, Raymond, Ambrose (Whitey), Richard; sister, Leona. He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his daughters, Marianne (Tom) Pastecki, Nancy (Norm) Swanson, Joanne Ristuccia, Janice Fredericks; 13 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren. A special niece and Godchild, Susan Fredericks-Hodes; two of his best buddies, and partners in crime, Pat Rubino and Don Pawlaczyk.
Dad served our country during WWII as a ball turret gunner with the 306th Bomb Group (The First Over Germany). Stationed in Thurleigh, England, he flew 48 missions. Working for many years at the University Club of Rochester and Ridgemont Country Club, Dad could build, paint, wire, plumb and fix anything. His daughters, family and friends are grateful recipients of his many talents.
Family and friends are invited to attend Dad's Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 9, 2013, 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 N. Greece Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Honor Flight Rochester, Inc. PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692 in Dad's memory, to enable other WWII veterans the experience of a lifetime. For more information or to sign Dad's online guestbook, please visit www.MeesonFamily.com
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Feb. 3, 2013