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Obituary for Rockie J. "Rick" Pellegrino

Webster: Called home to the Lord, June 23, 2022, age 65. Predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Catherine Pellegrino; brother, Vincent Pellegrino. He is survived by his sister, Carmen Jean Pellegrino; brothers, Joseph Pellegrino, Gabriel (Maria) Pellegrino; sister-in-law, Debora Pellegrino; nieces, Juliette Pellegrino, Michelle Pellegrino, Natalie (Brian) Uhrmacher; nephews, Anthony and Robert Pellegrino; great-niece, Adriel (aka Annabelle) Kedley; great-nephews, William Kedley; Vincent N. Pellegrino II, Leo and Luca Uhrmacher.

Rick had a great passion for music. He was well known as a jazz musician in the Rochester area, playing saxophone in many bands, including The Convertibles, The Dukes, The Dynamics, and the Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra. Rick performed at many events, such as the Rochester Jazz Festival, the Lilac Festival and the Rochester Sesquicentennial Celebration. In addition, he had his own business, Rick’s Musical Instrument Repair, specializing in woodwind and brass repair and restoration.

Rick was an avid reader and loved to research history and art, especially from Italy. When he traveled there, he did much family history research and worked on the family genealogy. Rick loved to read and study the jazz masters, religion, and local history; he was intrigued by the many colorful and notorious figures of Rochester.

Calling hours, Monday, July 11, 3-8 pm at Profetta Funeral Chapel, 1650 Empire Blvd. On Tuesday, July 12, please join the family at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1355 Hatch Rd. (corner of Plank), Webster at 11 am for his Mass of Christian Burial. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.