Sunday, April 26, 2020

Pioneers of RG&E Newsletter - 04/26/2020

A Newsletter for Retirees * Also posted at
Hello friends,
   Thinking of you today. I hope you are staying healthy and sane!

LIFESPAN wants you to know - 

Lifespan has compiled an informational page chock full of helpful information for older adults and retirees. It has “how to” techonology videos, information on the stimulus and a listing of their new services (that include grocery and prescription delivery for homebound and isolating elders) among other things.
Lifespan is open and accepting calls Monday – Friday at 585-244-8400.

Best regards,
PS - For those of you on Facebook - our group is HERE.
Don't forget these newsletters are also posted at
The old Pioneers site is active here:
Correction from last newsletter - Dan Crowley from Ginna didn't retire, it was his 50th birthday!
Picture from the March 2020 Picnic
Thank you to everyone that participated the year.  It was so nice to see everyone and catch up on the news.
The group is shrinking but as long as everyone wants to come we will keep it going.  The group is mostly the older retirees.  We only get a couple newbies.
We are reserved for 2nd Monday of March, 2021.  Hope to see everyone again next year.
John and Christy Klein
I went grocery shopping for the first time since early March!
It wasn't too bad. I donned a nice homemade mask that fits decently. I have been tweaking a good fit pattern. If anyone wants one, let me know, I plan on making more of them. I like the tie around version vs. the ear loops, it seems more comfortable and provides a better fit by cinching the sides. It also has an opening for a filter - where you can add a paper towel, coffee filter or other kind of material if desired.
Pictures below. I have a bunch of bandannas and a variety of solid colors and polka dot patterns I'll be playing with.
CANCELLED Armed Forces Memorial Day Ceremony
Tuesday Evening (4/21)...
As is my semi-annual practice, I reached out to RG&E, this afternoon, inquiring about the possibility of holding this year’s RG&E Armed Forces Club Memorial Day ceremony, at 12:00PM, on May 26th, at the flagpole at 1300 Scottsville Rd.
Understandably, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, they have decided to decline our request, for this year’s ceremony.
They are also expressing the hope that we will be able to resume this traditional, annual event, next year.
Please reach out to your respective groups (Payday Lunch & RG&E Pioneers) and make them aware that there will NOT be an RG&E Armed Forces Club Memorial Day ceremony, this year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic protection protocols.
Please stay tuned for an announcement regarding a November 11, 2020 RG&E Armed Forces Club Veterans Day ceremony, later this year.
Please stay well (and isolated)...
...Lee Loomis
Obits (Click names to see obituary)
Not in any particular order

Note that most of the ones without obit links, I'm finding out from the Facebook group posts.
Brian Stephen Lee (Ginna)
Charles F. Hurlbutt
Peter M. Mott
David P. Hamelink
Carmen A. Collini
Frederick Oscar Ritz
John Black (couldn't find obit)
Bob Wood (couldn't find obit)
Anthony J. "Musty" Matroniano
Frank Allenza
Patricia Vanderweel (couldn't find obit)
Kenneth Johnson (couldn't find obit)
Craig Czerkas (couldn't find obit)
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