Enable Updates – No matter what device you are using, you should ensure you’re device is always using the latest available versions of software. This ensures you have the latest security holes patched. If your device no longer gets updates and is connected to the internet, it may be time to consider a replacement
Track Your Credit – Our entire financial lives have been converted to a digital medium over the past 20 years. No one is looking out for your credit access, so its time you take ownership. Visit the US Federal Govt. authorized credit reporting site Annual Credit Report to get a copy of your credit report. Ensure your all items in your report contain legitimate line items. Additionally, check with your credit card company to see if they provide credit monitoring service. It’s a good feeling to get a quick text after you’ve opened a line of credit to ensure it’s really you.
Backups – Is your data safe? What is your computer or phone was lost, broke or stolen? The device is insignificant, but the data on there is as personal and unique as a fingerprint. Important financial docs, family pictures (few get real prints anymore) and so much more have been lost needlessly. Have a plan to ensure you are protected.
Wireless Bluetooth Headphones –are convenient for listening to your smartphone at the gym. However, most exercise machines require that you to plug your headset into the exercise machine’s audio jack. For less than $20.00 you can purchase a tiny Bluetooth Transmitter to plug into the exercise machine’s audio jack and pair to your wireless headset.
Mark Caine – The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”
Mark Twain – Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt – Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
David Brinkley – “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
John F. Kennedy – “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
Abraham Lincoln – I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”
Thomas A. Edison – “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Jim Morrison – A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”
Bob Dylan – A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”
Wayne Gretzky – “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”
Lao Tzu – “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Stephanie Shirley shared the following inspirational video: “A third grade drop-out changed my life | Rick Rigsby” on YouTube: Click to view YouTube Video
Puzzler – The Colored Socks
Ten red socks and ten blue socks are all mixed up in a dresser drawer. The 20 socks are exactly alike except for their color. The room is in pitch darkness and you want two matching socks. What is the smallest number of socks you must take out of the drawer in order to be certain that you have a pair that match?
Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want?
How much of life had I missed from underplanning or overplanning?
How could I be kinder to myself?
How could I better say no to the noise to better say yes to the adventures I craved?
How could I best reassess my life, my priorities, my view of the world, my place in the world, and my trajectory in the world?
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Irondequoit - Passed away peacefully Sunday, January 27, 2019 at age 90.
Predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Ann. Survived by his sons George (Kathleen) and Dr. Steven (Maureen) Privitera; ADORED grandchildren Lisa (Jason) Privitera Jones, Kristen (Michael) Amalfi, Lilyann and George Privitera; sister Barbara Birkett, sister and brother in law Jean (Larry) DiRienzo, sister in law Mary Maggio, brother Raymond (Joanne) Privitera and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
George graduated from the University of Rochester and then spent four years in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant JG. He graduated Columbia Dental School in 1960 and was a practicing dentist for over 50 years. His staff and many patients were like family. He was active in the dental society, receiving a Lifetime Merit Award in 2018. He is the past President of the Apollonian Dental Study Club and was Vice President of the Monroe County Dental Society.
George was an avid golfer and longtime member of Brook-Lea Country Club. He was a voracious reader, an ex-skier, runner and marksman. His bright blue eyes, vivid smile and wit will be greatly missed.
Robert "Bob" Relph, Sr.
Lakeland, FL - Robert "Bob" Relph, Sr. of Lakeland, Fl. passed away February 25, 2019 at the age of 84, In his final days, he was surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was also able to spend precious moments with many of his grandchildren who loved and adored him and were the light of his life. A favorite past time of his was following his grandchildren's and great grandchildren's sports and activities.
A memorial service celebrating a "Life Very Well Lived" will be held at Parkview Baptist Church, Lakeland, FL. On Saturday, March 2, at 11:00 am. Lunch will be served following the service for a time of fellowship and remembrances.
Vince Lombardi once said: "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have." From nothing, he built a life and business that truly blessed so many. At the same time, he was humble and remembered and often talked about how thankful he was for the many people that helped him along his life's journey.
Born on August 8, 1934 in Geneva, NY, son of Arthur and Florence Palmer Relph. He attended schools in Rochester, NY. He joined the Marine Corps, August 14, 1951 and was honorably discharged, August 13,1954. He returned to Rochester where he attended Rochester Institute and received his Associates Degree in Business. He entered the life insurance business in 1955 with John Hancock where he quickly established himself as a top agent in his office. He was promoted to Staff Manager for John Hancock's Batavia, NY office at the young age of 24. In 1963, Mutual of Omaha recruited him to their Watertown, NY office. In 1965, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to strike out on his own and led him to establish the Relph Agency, which he owned and operated with his wife, Marion, until his retirement in 1997. Bob's professional career epitomizes the "American Dream," he was truly a self-made man! His legacy and the foundation he laid continues to this day through Relph Benefit Advisors, which grew to one of the 50 largest privately-owned employee benefit firms in the country and recently was a founding member of the Alera Group; the 7 th largest privately-owned employee benefit firm in the USA.
He married Elizabeth Graham of Rochester, NY on February 2, 1952 in Hornell, NY. She was killed in a car accident, March 10, 1964, months after moving his young family to Black River, NY. Bob married Marion Gorman on July 10, 1965, at the United Methodist Church in Black River, NY, where they lived for many years.
Bob was a member of New Hope Baptist in Watertown, NY and Parkview Baptist Church in Lakeland, Fl. He taught Sunday School and his heart for youth led him to be involved as a teacher in his church's Awana program and Vacation Bible School as recently as the spring of 2018. He also taught math and mentored residents of Lighthouse Ministries in Lakeland, for many years where he was affectionately known as "Mr. Bob." His strong commitment to community service was evident from his 40 plus years as an active member of Kiwanis, he served as President of both the Black River and Watertown clubs, was co-founder of the Gouverneur Kiwanis Club and the Carthage Key Club and served as Lieutenant Governor of the St. Lawrence Division. He served as a Cub Scout Leader, youth basketball and little league baseball coach in Black River. He also served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and was co-founder and supporter of CareNet of Northern NY. He took up golf later in life and became an avid golfer and enjoyed his time on the golf course with family and his many golfing buddies.
Bob was a member of the Watertown Chamber of Commerce, the Marine Corps League, and served as Chairman of the Jefferson Conservative Party.
He is survived by his wife, Marion E. Relph of Lakeland; a son and his wife, Robert, Jr. and Deirdre Relph, of Victor, NY; and three daughters and their husbands, Cheryl and Michael Melnick of Greece, NY; Karen and Gary Mehler of Lakeland, Fl.; and Robyn Relph, of Canandaigua, NY. A stepson and his wife Jack and Beth Gorman of Rotonda West, Fl.; two stepdaughters and husbands, Nancy and Eric Buzzell of Fort Douglas, NY and Cindy and Neil Cosgrove of Malone, NY; 21 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren and half-brother Bill Peterson of New Mexico. His heart was broken with the passing of his grandson, Shane Graham Bartholf of Pittsford, NY and great grandson Jonah Yaworski of Malone, NY; he was also predeceased by a half-brother John Peterson and sisters Mary Tarbox and Rosalie O'Brien.
Carmela J. Coyne (Camelio)
Rochester - Friday, January 11, 2019, at age 92. Predeceased by her husband, Daniel Coyne (Lieutenant RFD). She is survived by her children, Sharon Gillette, Daniel J. Coyne of CA, Eileen (John) Iati; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jeff) Clarke, Rebecca (Clinton) Goodman, Christopher Coyne (fiancee, Tara); great grandchildren, Jesse and Joshua; brother-in-law, Robert Coyne; many nieces, nephews and special friends. Mrs. Coyne was a retiree of Delco Products.
Robert G. Kaimer Jr.
Greece, NY - On August 9, 2018. Predeceased by his parents, Robert Sr. & Dolores. He is survived by his friend, Joanie Macholl. Also survived by relatives and numerous close friends.
Jospeh Mogavero Parisi
Joseph Mogavero Parisi of Wayne, PA died suddenly of cardiac arrest on Monday January 23, 2017. Joe (Joey) was the son of Frank and Jeannie Baker Parisi of Wayne. He was a Writer with a passion for the Comedy and Film Industry and a Property/Construction Manager.
He is survived by Brother Anthony (Michelle)(Lyndsay, Thomas, Sophia), Brother John (Gabrielle)(Carter, Josie) and Sister Christine Sullivan(Daniel)(Wanda, Lucy, Adelaide, Mabel).
Joe had a special place in his heart for his nine Nieces and Nephews and many stand-up Friends, including Josh Gansky, Dave Lambert and Anthony Pryor. He was an honor graduate of Conestoga High School (1992) and an honor graduate of the University of Pennsylvania(1996).
Lawrence V. DiRienzo III
Fairport - April 6, 2018 at age 33. Larry was born June 12, 1984 in Rochester, New York; he was married in Breckinridge, Colorado on June 13, 2015 to the love of his life, Jessica Elizabeth. He was blessed with a love of adventure and enjoyed skiing, hiking, biking and travel with Jessica by his side. He was extraordinarily kind, generous, and loyal to family and friends throughout his life. He earned a BA from St. John Fisher College with honors. Before earning a Master’s in Accounting from CSU, he joined the Breckenridge Ski Patrol. He worked as a CPA for KPMG in Colorado, New Zealand, & NY, most recently working as Controller for N.G. Construction and Environmental, in Colorado.
He is survived by his wife Jessica Elizabeth, paternal grandparents, Lawrence V. DiRienzo, Sr. and Jean (Ciardi) DiRienzo, maternal grandparents Tom (Eleanore) Niccoli, step-sister, Samantha Murray, Aunts & Uncles, Christine (Chris) Peets, Susan (Greg) Duane, Lisa (Kevin) Black, Joe Niccoli, beloved cousin Stephanie Shirley, several loving cousins and many dear friends.
He is predeceased in death by father, Lawrence V. DiRienzo, Jr., grandmother Carol Niccoli.
Puzzler Answer: If we pull out 1 sock that cannot be a pair. If we pull out two socks they could be different colors, they might not be of course, but we are interested in guaranteeing a pair. Which brings us to three socks, worst case thus far is we have one black and one white sock. When we draw the third sock it has to be either black or white, thus forming a pair with one we have already. There’s your answer 3 socks