Daniel J. Markese

Daniel J. Markese

Greece: September 27, 2019, at the age of 70. Daniel is predeceased by his parents, James & Josephine (Brucato) Markese. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Iolanda (Micillo) Markese; children, Christine (Joseph) Skibitsky, Lisa (Henry) Markese O'Hara and Daniel J. (Stephanie) Markese; grandchildren, Jenna Skibitsky, Henry James & Liam Daniel O’Hara, Lucian & Lorenzo Markese; brother, James E. (Jean) Markese; sister, Patricia (Philip) Domicello; many nieces, nephews & dear friends.

Dan served 37 years as the Auditor for the City of Rochester and was a long time member of the Northwest YMCA. He will be remembered for his adoration of his grandchildren. 

Daniel’s visitation will be held 3-7 PM on Thursday, October 3rd at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. His funeral service will be celebrated 11:00 am on Friday at Greece Assembly of God Church, 750 Long Pond Road. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642 in Dan’s memory.

Dan was born on March 5th 1949 to James and Josephine Markese in Rochester, NY. Dan had many childhood memories that he cherished throughout his life. Family camping trips and vacations in the Thousand Islands and celebrating Christmas at his grandparent’s house with his siblings and cousins. During his teen years, Dan enjoyed hanging out and having fun with lots of friends. He liked going fishing, attending concerts and ball games.


Dan’s career led him to many places, Touche Ross, Keelox Manufacturing Co. and the City of Rochester. He met his wife, Iolanda at Keelox, where he never forgot his first encounter with her. Iolanda brought him into the interview with the manager and Dan noticed how beautiful she was. His memory of this day always remained vivid in his mind. He also held very fond memories of many special people during his time working for the City of Rochester.


Dan was a wonderful father, provider and husband. He was so sincere in his relationships with his family and friends. Dan’s children were always his pride and joy, and later on his grandchildren. He loved his wife’s cooking and always looked out for his family and his clients that he worked with. Some of Dan’s proudest moments in life was the birth of his three children. He loved to travel, especially to Florida every year with his family. His hobbies were watching the Stock Market, going to baseball games and playing and managing his own softball team. In time, Dan loved to cheer his grandson on at his baseball games. He cherished the times he took his children fishing when they were young and eventually he took his grandchildren fishing too.


Dan’s favorite sports teams were the NY Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. His favorite music was Rock N’ Roll and Jazz. His favorite artists were The Beatles, Bruce Springstein, Carlos Santana and many more. Dan enjoyed good, homemade food and would tell Iolanda about every meal- “This is my favorite!” His family said that Dan would always expressively say- “What? Are you kidding me?” after hearing any story that was told to him.


Dan is described as a hard worker, reliable, humble and quietly confident. He would put his family above all else in his life. His family recalled Dan’s favorite saying to his family, which was- “Do the best job you are able to do with everything you set out for.” He was known to enjoy the best things that life has to offer, which is good times with his friends and family. Dan will be dearly missed and always lovingly remembered by everyone who knew him.