Mary Genevieve Radobenko

January 20, 1927March 26, 2021

Mary Genevieve Radobenko, age 94, of Scottsdale was ushered to Heaven on Friday, March 26, 2021. Born in Rochester, New York on January 20, 1927 to Rose and Sam Venturelli, she attended Benjamin Franklin and Nazareth Academy High Schools, followed by nursing school at Rochester General Hospital. Working in the nursing profession, she served others and her family, retiring after 25 years as a pharmacist assistant.

Mary married Bill Radobenko on October 9, 1948 in Rochester, NY; moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1962 and took loving care of each other for 57 years until he passed in 2006. Her main role as domestic engineer kept their lively home with seven children running smoothly, with love. Both dedicated their lives to God early in their marriage and they enjoyed serving together at their home churches: Christian Missionary Alliance, Biltmore Bible, founding members of Trinity Church, McCormick Ranch where they served for more than 30 years, Scottsdale Bible and Grace Chapel.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband William, son, William Charles and grandson, Jonathan Gaub. She is survived by her sons, David (Janet), Sam (Donna), Richard (Cindy), Paul (Joyce) and daughters, Sue Gaub and Chris (Russ) Itami; daughter-in-law Julie; 13 grandchildren: Sammy, Bill, Jr. (Sue), Krishele (Will), Charlie, Richard James (Jessica), Nicole (Troy), Kristi (Sean), Jill (Andrew), Jay (Leen), Jessica and Michael (Rachel); 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, extended family grandchildren/great grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

For celebration information, contact Green Acres Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to Grace Chapel or Family Life Radio. Fond memories and expressions for the Radobenko Family at:


  • Sammy Radobenko, Pallbearer
  • Bill Radobenko, Jr., Pallbearer
  • Charlie Radobenko, Pallbearer
  • RJ Radobenko, Pallbearer
  • Sean Haugan, Pallbearer
  • Jay Gaub, Pallbearer
  • Michael Itami, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021



Mary Genevieve Radobenko

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April 14, 2021

there are so many memories it is difficult to choose favorites but I'll start with visits with our families in Rochester, Hamilton & Welland, often going to Niagara Falls to view the waterfalls - visiting with the entire family was special to me, many times sleeping over - with the move to Scottsdale such visits became less frequent but extra special as we visited Mariposa Drive to see Bill & Mary, plus all the grown family - hoping all family members can feel some comfort in the fact that Mary is now re-united with Bill