Brian Benamati

Obituary of Brian L. Benamati

Brian Lee Benamati (1960-2024)
Brian Lee Benamati, 63, of Rochester, New York, was surrounded by his wife and daughters as he was called
home to the Lord on May 26, 2024.

He was born in Dunkirk, New York in 1960 to Frank and Dorothy Benamati. Brian discovered his passion for
baseball at a young age. He played baseball in Little League, Babe Ruth, and pitched for the Dunkirk
Marauders throughout his high school career. Brian began playing trumpet during his childhood and continued
to play throughout his life. Brian proceeded to study engineering at RIT, worked at Kodak, OnSemi Conductor,
and SRI International. He raised three beautiful daughters and married his soulmate, Merideth, in 2015. Brian
enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, playing trumpet in the Pittsford Fire Department Band,
traveling with his wife, and napping with his dog, Rue. Brian was a lifetime fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo
Sabres and New York Yankees. Brian was a man of faith, authoring heartfelt sermons and serving his
community generously. Brian always had a smile on his face and radiated love to everyone he encountered.

Brian is preceded in death by his father, Frank Benamati, mother, Dorothy Benamati, and sister-in-law, Mary
Benamati. He is survived by his wife, Merideth Benamati, daughters, Elyse (Timothy) Schirmer, Melinda
(Stephen) Howard, Jennifer (Daniel) Staab, grandsons, Ben and Michael LeBeau, and brothers, Frank
Benamati, Jim (Donna) Benamati, father-in-law Thomas Rao, and many nieces, nephews, and loving family
and friends.

Calling hours are on Wednesday, May 29th from 4:00PM-7:00PM, at Paul W. Harris Funeral Home located at
570 Kings Highway South, 14617. The Celebration of Life is on Thursday, May 30th at 10:00AM, at the
Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Ave., Rochester 14607. A private inurnment will take place
with Brian’s immediate family.

Click the link below to view a livestream of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Isaiah House would be most appreciated. A donation link is provided