Manuse, Joseph C. “Pino”
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Gates: Suddenly on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at age 48. Predeceased by his father and mother, Carmelo and Santa Manuse. He is survived by his daughter, Alexa Manuse; brother, Claudio (Kris) Manuse; nephew, Nico Manuse; many relatives in Italy.
Joe has been a resident of the Town of Gates for over 30 years and graduated from Gates-Chili High School. He has been a volunteer firefighter with Gates-Chili Fire Department for 29 years, holding the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain and Assistant Chief, and an employee of the Gates Fire District for the past 11 years as the Fire Prevention Officer. He was responsible for providing appropriate fire prevention and safety lessons through community outreach programs within the Gates-Chili School District, local businesses and senior centers. He was also a New York State Certified Building Inspector. Joe was an information resource for anyone with questions about fire safety, education and codes. Most recently, Joe was handling the duties of Public Information Officer. He was also a part-time Lakeshore Fire Department EMT and was a part-time educator at Monroe Community College. Students in the Gates-Chili School District knew him as “Fireman Joe”.
Friends may call MONDAY, September 9, from 3-8PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Gates. On Tuesday, September 10, friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 9:30AM at St. Jude’s Church, 4100 Lyell Rd. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Gates-Chili Fire Department, 2355 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624.