Stephen Esposito

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 October 2020 at 4:31 pm

Stephen J. Esposito, 71, passed suddenly September 28, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born November 8, 1948 in Lockport, a son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Pardo) Esposito.

Stephen retired from Harrison Radiator after 30 years. Stephen and Judy enjoyed retirement, splitting their time between their homes on Lake Ontario and Fort Myers, Florida, and they just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren to whom he was “Poppy” to Joey, Jimi, and Tommy and Grandpa to Kara and Bryson. Also, Stephen enjoyed the Buffalo Bills, riding his Fat Boy Harley Davison, outdoor sports and classic cars.

He was the beloved husband of Judy (Downs) Esposito; beloved father of Trisha (Brian) Bjumark, Joseph (Kelly) Esposito and Christina (Eric Stewart) Esposito; cherished grandfather of Kara and Bryson Bjurmark, Joey, Jimi and Tommy Esposito. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 13, at 11 a.m. at All Saints Parish. Memorials may be made in Stephen’s name to U of R Office of Gift and Donor Records, Att: Cardiac Care Unit/ICU, 300 East River Rd., Box 270032, Rochester NY 14627.

Arrangements by the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport.  More information is available on the Taylor and Reynolds website at