Dedication Ceremony

Mark Peterson and over 300 community attendees, excitingly clap their hands as Joseph and Rose Denaro cut the Ribbons at the entrance of the Rose and Joseph Denaro Interfaith Center for the Study of Genocide and Violence Prevention.

On October 20, 2002, Rose and Joseph Denaro dedicated the Interfaith Center.

People of all ages in the community will have the opportunity to study the causes and effects of genocide and violence in our society and the role of each individual in formulating peaceful resolutions.

The Dedication Ceremony

Greeting the guests was the Rochester Boys Choir under the direction of David Klement.

Mark Peterson

Dr. Allan O'Grady Cuseo,
Religious Brother, Mercy of God Community

Dr. Esther Denaro Maltese, Founder
"Mission of the Interfaith Center"

Honorable Chris Enos
"A Tribute to Long-time Family Friends"

Gregory C. Denaro, Esq.
"A Tribute to Our Parents"

Reporter from Fox News interviews Dr. Maltese.

Rochester Boys Choir

Holocaust Survivors

Mr. & Mrs. Mantelmacher

Sonya Kastner (left) and the Late Anna Suss Paull congratulate Rose Denaro

Civic Leaders

Honorable William A. Johnson Jr.
Former Mayor of the City of Rochester

(Left to Right) Dr. Reverend Michael Costanzo, Former Assemblymen Joseph Errigo and David Koon

Jean Carroll
President and CEO
YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

Jane D. Chase
Coordinator, Independent Living Services for the Regional Center for Independent Living


The Late Sister Marie Bernard Kinsella, SSJ (seated) and Dr. Marge Andrews

Dr. Frank Oliveri

Members of The Delta Kappa Gamma
Society International, Alpha Alpha Chapter

Irv Cohen, Retired RCSD Administrator

(R) Gaynelle Wethers, recipient,
Urban League Educator of the Year Award

(Left to Right) The Late Sister Marie Bernard Kinsella, SSJ., Dr. Marge Andrews, and Dr. Tina Pereda

Dr. Dea Gasbarre
Education Consultant

Mr. & Mrs. Rosenthal
League of Women Voters

George and Mary Bauer with Mr. Denaro (seated)

The Community

The Denaro Family

Photos in this section by Adrienne Denaro, Professional Photographer, Miami, Florida