Al passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2013 in Pultneyville, NY at the age of 90.
Friends gathered from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1961 Ridge Road, Ontario. Al's Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29 in St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Walworth Road, Ontario. Inurment with military honors was held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Lakeview Cemetery, Pultneyville. Memorials in memory of Al may be directed to Lifetime Care Hospice, 3111 Winton Road South Rochester, NY 14623.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on May 20, 1923, Al was raised by his father Carmen in Albany, NY and attended Christian Brothers Academy. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Ithaca College. Al was in the United States Navy for three years, three months and three days during WWII. Al spent 35 years teaching, coaching and administering in physical education at Wayne Central Schools, Ontario Center, N.Y. Among the many accolades Al received over his career was his recognition in the Section 5 High School Athletic Hall of Fame for both soccer and wrestling.
Al is predeceased by his lovely wife of 66 years, Mary; brother, Michael Gentile; and sister, Regina Cronin. Al is survived by his daughters, Deborah Wilson of Sterling, Va., Pamela (John) Pierri of Fairport, N.Y., Renee Erb of Evergreen, Colo.; son, Thomas (Shelley) Gentile of Pultneyville, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Stefany Glessner, Lindsey Ortega, Nicholas and Chris Pierri, Renee Bryce, Korey and Kaitlyn Erb, Emily and Jared Gentile; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
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