Gustave J. D’Aprile “Gus” – December 15, 2017

Canadice:  On 12/15/2017 after a hard, valiant 30 year fight with heart disease and congestive heart failure.  Predeceased by sisters Rosemary Ellis, Wilma Miller and brother Samuel D’Aprile. Survived by wife of 53 years, Beverly (Kuslik) D’Aprile, sons David (Katie), Tom and daughters Karen (Paul) Roche, Linda (Dave) Polizzi  and Theresa (Brian) Denney; grandchildren, Lieutenant Danny Roche U.S. Army National Guard, Brooke and Jake D’Aprile, Joseph and Thomas Polizzi, Grace and Sophia Denney, several nieces and nephews. Gus will be missed greatly by many friends in the Western Finger Lakes area, especially the gang at “The Barn” in Piffard, N.Y.

Gus was a retired Investigator with the Rochester Police Department and former Conesus Town Judge.

He had many interests and many friends but his true loves and what he was most proud of, were his family, his service in the United States Army (serving stateside, as well as Germany and Southeast Asia) and cars. Boy, did Gus love cars!

Gus was the driving force of our family. We learned more about responsibility and service to family and society from him that can ever be quantified. He was our loyal leader, and we will miss him terribly.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 19th, from 4-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY.  Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 20th, 11am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY.  Burial, with military honors, will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Geneseo, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450 or the Rochester Police Locust Club, 1425 Lexington Ave., Rochester, NY 14606.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


32 thoughts on “Gustave J. D’Aprile “Gus” – December 15, 2017

  1. Tom, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  2. Our sympathy to Beverly and family
    We were very saddened to hear of cousin Gus passing. We are so sorry we were unable to attend his service, but he is in our prayers. There is no doubt he is in heaven he was a wonderful man.
    Love and blessings,
    Cousin Barbara Ann D’Aprile/Cangialosi and husband Tony

  3. Oh, I remember Gus – from growing up on Reservoir Rd. and hanging out with his nieces. Such a kind man and lovely family. Rest in Peace.

  4. I would like to extend my heart-felt sympathy to the D’Aprile family. Gus always made my day when he’d stop by the patrol car at good old GPD. He will always have a special place in my heart. He was a wonderful, kind gentleman.
    Mary L Morsch

  5. We are so sorry to hear of Gus’ passing. He was one of Dad’s favorite cohorts…and I’m sure they’re having coffee together now and swapping stories. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Another great one from the class of ’67 retires to Precinct 1 in Heaven. We’ll miss you Gus.

  7. Gus was a fine Police Officer and at all times a Gentleman. He was so proud of his family and was a pleasure to work with. May you rest in peace good friend.

  8. My condolences and prayers to the D’Aprile Family. I had the pleasure to work with Gus in the R.P.D. Intelligence Unit. He was a great mentor to me. Rest in peace..

  9. We want to extend our sincere condolences the the Family Gus was a sincere and excellent Police Officer. I learned to so much from him and he was a mentor of mine who I will miss. I know Gus is looking down on us from Heaven. God Bless

  10. Our condolences Bev and the entire family. Dale worked with Gus in the Rochester Police Department and we both talked to him frequently about hunting in Canadice when we saw him in the town hall. He always had a smile and a hearty hello for us. He will be missed very much.

  11. My love, prayers and condolences to Beverly and your beautiful family. Gus was such a great guy and wonderful friend and partner @ RPD with my beloved husband Norm Rafferty who passed away in 1988. God Bless you Gus and now you and Norm can talk about old times. God Bless You and fly high with the Angels !!!

  12. I have fond memories of the kindness and professionalism Gus showed to us as recruits at the police academy. My condolences to his family.

  13. Gus was both a resource and mentor as I started my teaching career at the Training Center under his direction. Gus was patient and supportive and never missed an opportunity to give you a pat on the back. Gus D’Aprile was a kind and selfless leader. He and his family are in my prayers…

  14. I am really sorry about Gus. He was a good guy, I always enjoyed talking to him when I did see him. Again I am very sorry about Gus

  15. My prayers and condolences are offered to the D’Aprile family. I was lucky enough to work with Gus in the OCTF. He was a great Investigator, an honorable man and he taught me a lot. Rest in peace Brother.

  16. my condolences to Beverly and the entire D’Aprile family on Gus’s passing. He was a gentleman, and a true professional in his dealings with everyone. He was one of the first officers I rode with after leaving the Police Academy, and his wise council helped me in so many ways. He will be missed, yet his memory will reside in all of us for years to come.

  17. I liked Gus very much. He taught me a lot and I shall miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Dave: Prayers for you and your family at the loss of your Dad. He was a kind and welcoming teacher for young officers working with him in Maple Section, always with a smile and an offer to help.

    Ed Giblin
    RPD Retired

  19. I worked with Gus for many years in the vice Squad and he was always a great guy. My condolences to family and friends.

  20. My heart is broken for the D’Aprile family and all who knew Gus. Sending my love to you all! <3

  21. I worked with Gus for many years on the R.P.D. He was a good man, and a hard working law enforcement officer. Gus seemed to always have a smile and a good word, which lightened up a sometimes frustrating job. Please accept Jeanette’s and my condolences. Respectfully submitted,
    Richard E. Weaver [Retired Sergeant, Rochester Police Dept.]

  22. God Bless Gus, he was a good man and a real Professional Law Enforcement Officer. John J. Donlon Ret. RPD.

  23. Beverly,
    Many fond memories of the three man team of D’April, Luciano & Brown. A great investigator, and a better person. He will be missed.

  24. I have fond memories of Gus when working together at the Maple Section–RPD. Gus always had a smile and a warm welcome. Our paths crossed many times since our retirement(s) and that smile was still there.
    I send my condolences to all of Gus’s family.

  25. To the D’Aprile Family,
    Gus was a true Officer and Gentleman. I enjoyed working with him at the RPD and at the Academy. David, you had the best teacher and mentor to guide you through your career. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  26. Dear Beverly and family, please except my sincerest condolences on the loss of Gus, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. The loss of Gus is a loss for us all, Rest In Peace Gus.

  27. The Association of Rochester Police and Area Law Enforcement Retirees (ARPALER) sends condolences and prayers to the family of Inv. D’Aprile and we salute him for his service to his country and community. Rest in peace Brother.

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