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AMY SAIA
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Bob King
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Lil Sis Marian
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Marian, Ralph and Family
"AL - you led us by example - and what a beautiful example you were! "
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Lisa Thompson
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Debbie DiNatale Edwin and family
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Sister-in-law Margaret
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Obituary for Alphonse Saia

Gates: February 16, 2014. Predeceased by father, Charles Saia; mother, Frances DiNatale; sister, Petrina Paoletti. Survived by his wife, Marge (Penksa) Saia; children, Ann (Joe) Denninger, Chuck Saia, Mike (Amy) Saia; grandchildren, Steve, Amanda & Matthew Denninger; brother, Sal (Marge) Saia; sisters, Josephine Saia & Marian (Ralph) Lauricella; brother-in-law, Leo Paoletti; many nieces & nephews.

Visitation is 2-4 & 7-9 PM Friday at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd). Al's funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 55 Martha St, Spencerport. Private interment St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. St. Mary's Abbey, 300 Arnold Street, Wrentham, MA 02093 in Al's memory.

Al was born on July 13, 1940 in Buffalo, NY to Charles & Frances Saia. By the age of 5, he began playing the piano. Growing up, he was an altar boy at St. Anthony's Church in Buffalo. He later graduated from Diocesan, Preparatory Seminary School in Buffalo.

He met his future bride on a blind date roller skating at Crystal Beach that was set up by a mutual friend. On April 8, 1961, they were married in Assumption Church in Buffalo.

Al spent 40 years working as Manager at Office Automation. In 1965, the business grew and expanded to Rochester, so Al moved his family here. He also continued with his love of music and was the piano & keyboard player for the band "Pennies Four" from 1965-2000. He was also a member of the Rochester Theatre Organ Society as well as St. John the Evangelist Men's Club and GVOC.

Some of Al's favorite things included cooking (he was a great Italian sausage maker!), and was also known for his homemade cannoli and pizza. He also made sicilian palm crosses at Easter time. Al enjoyed hunting and fishing, which included deer hunting and ice fishing, tent camping, playing piano for others, playing accordion, entertaining seniors, and visiting shrines. Al loved make-your-own-pizza nights with his grandchildren, singing, and would often be found swimming at the YMCA on Elmgrove Road.

Family and friends would best describe Al as quiet, loving, resilient, strong-willed, a devoted Catholic, devoted husband, great dad, and someone who had a great sense of humor and loved telling jokes. He always had the latest gadget and often helped others. He was known as "Grandpa Gadget". Al will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.