On November 21st, the Pittsford Town Board recognized volunteer groundskeeper Tim Romeo for his outstanding service as the caretaker of Pittsford Cemetery.
Over the last three years, Romeo cleaned and repaired hundreds of headstones, painted fences, and maintained the grounds – all as a volunteer with no paid staff.
“His efforts are an inspiration to others, and his kind and caring greetings, shared freely and frequently as he works, bring warmth and cheer to those he meets,” said Pittsford Supervisor Bill Smith in his commendation. ” . . . [his] efforts have helped maintain the dignity of final repose for the interred.”
Following his commendation at the Town Board, Romeo received a standing ovation.
“Our region is lucky to have such a strong spirit of service and volunteerism,” said Monroe County Democratic Chairwoman Jamie Romeo. “It is people like Tim Romeo who make our hometowns truly feel like home.”