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Obituaries for December 2011

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L. Gay Stannard

Lonnelle Gay Hickox Stannard, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 28 2011. Gay grew up on Pompey Hollow Road on a farm. She loved plants, flowers gardening, herbs, antiques, traveling on bus trips, England and music. She was a member ...

John J. Powers

John J. Powers, 88, of Marietta. passed peacefully Nov. 30, 2011, with his family at his side. Born on Staten Island, N.Y., John graduated from St. Peter’s High School. His education at Manhattan College was interrupted when his entire class ...

Shirley J. Van Nostrand

Shirley J. “Ma” Van Nostrand, 76, of Liverpool, died Dec. 2, 2011, at home in her sleep. Shirley was a native of Elmira and resided on Meadow River Drive since 1963. She was the daughter of the late Randolph and ...

Edward D. Kaschel, Jr.

Edward D. Kaschel, Jr., 60, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at his home on Wyss Road in Cazenovia. He was a general contractor who owned/operated Associated Construction Services in Cazenovia. Edward was an avid sportsman whom especially loved fishing for ...

Ignatius DiBello

Ignatius “IG” DiBello, 85, of Clay, passed away at home on Dec. 3, 2011. He was born March 21, 1926, the son of the late Leonard and Isabella DiBello. A native of Oneonta, New York, Ig was a graduate of ...

Pauline Moryl

Pauline “Pede” Moryl, 86, of DeWitt went to heaven on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. She was born in Deferiet, N.Y. to Catherine (Peltz) and Samual Ganeriski. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Edward Moryl; sisters, Mary Ganeriski, Helen Werner, ...

George T. Culkin

George T. Culkin, 64, of East Syracuse, entered unto rest Dec. 3, 2011, at the Veterans Home in Oxford. He was a graduate of East Syracuse-Minoa High School and retired from Conrail. George was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the ...

Frederick J. Benedict

Frederick J. Benedict, 93, formerly of Bailey Road, North Syracuse passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at his home. Mr. Benedict retired as a foreman from General Electric after 36 years of service. He was a member of Pitcher ...

Joan Austin

Joan "Joanie" Austin went on to her eternal home on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Joanie was surrounded in prayer by her husband, boys and members of her church family just before she passed. Joanie was the assistant director of admissions ...

Warren F. Brothers

Warren Frank Brothers, 82, of Liverpool, formerly of Skaneateles, died Wednesday, Dec, 7, 2011. Born in Lowville, he was a retired engineer for Carrier Corporation. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Society of ...

Marjorie I. Bordwell

Marjorie I. Bordwell, 78, of Baldwinsville, passed away Wednesday, Dec., 7, 2011. She worked for the Messenger in Baldwinsville for over 20 years. She was a member of the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church. She was very active with the ...

Roger R. Consaul R. Consaul

A longtime resident of Skaneateles, Roger R. Consaul passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2011, in Fredericksburg, VA after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease and its related conditions. Roger was born in Clayton, N.Y., on Feb. 7, 1936, to Floyd ...

Roy F. Tank III F. Tank III

Roy F. Tank III, 65, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at home. Born in Syracuse on Dec. 10, 1945, he was the son of Roy Tank Jr. and Marie Clark Tank. A lifetime resident of the ...

Mary E. Raymond

Mary E. Raymond, 89, of Lakeland, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at University Hospital at Community General. Born in Syracuse on Saturday, May 20, 1922, she was the daughter of Theodore Patrick Yager and Ethel Blanche Hogan Yager. She ...

David A. Waldron

David A. Waldron, 60, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at home. He was a native of Baldwinsville, where he attended C. W. Baker High School. He was an Air Force veteran and retired from Onondaga Community College ...

Bernard Lavallee

Bernard “Bernie” Lavallee, born Dec. 11, 1917, in Mooers Forks, N.Y., passed away at nearly 94 years old on Dec. 6, 2011. He was a 60-year resident of Baldwinsville and his final years were made comfortable by the wonderful staff ...

Richard F. Long

Richard F. Long, 85, “Dick” to his friends and family, former Washington DC correspondent for the Syracuse newspapers, noted author and playwright and winner of several national awards for television productions, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at the Centers at ...

Charles M. Henson

Charles “Chuck” M. Henson, 71, of Syracuse, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in his sleep at Iroquois Nursing Home after fighting cancer for three years. Chuck grew up in Mattydale and resided in Syracuse for the past 21 years. He ...

W. Sean Rubado

W. Sean Rubado, 54, of Syracuse, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. Sean grew up and resided in Mattydale for most of his life. He was the son of the late Nelson and Roberta Rubado. Sean attended North Syracuse High School ...

William C. Shallcross

William C. Shallcross, 63, of Phoenix, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Crouse Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of the Baldwinsville area and was a 1967 graduate of Phoenix High School. He owned and operated Tri-Star Auto Sales ...

Sam J. Crouse

Family and friends mourned the loss Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, of Sam J. Crouse who died at Loretto of complications of COPD and Diabetes. Mr. Crouse, 89, of North Syracuse was the son of the late Lawrence and Antoinette DeMarco ...

Mary McGraw

Mary Waverchak McGraw, 89, of Syracuse, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at The Centers at Camillus. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was born on Sunday, Oct. 29, 1922, and was the daughter of Paul Waverchak and ...

Donald J. Swete

Donald J. Swete, 75, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Syracuse, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his chair at home. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of 14 years; son, Don (Nicole); daughter, Lisa Mixon; ...

Jean Teachout

Jean Walter Teachout, 92, of Fairmount, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at his niece’s home in Liverpool. Born in Erie, Pa, on Friday, Dec. 6, 1918, he was the son of Charles Henry Teachout and Inez Yager Teachout. He ...

William J. Myers

William J. Myers, 87, formerly of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Deltona, Fla. Born in Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 18, 1924, he was the son of William Myers and Lucille Burton Myers. A lifetime resident ...

Mary E. Shanahan

Mary E. Shanahan, 95, of Manlius, died peacefully at home on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. She attended St. Ann’s Church and was active at the Manlius Senior Center. Mary was also a member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. Survivors: ...

Craig A. Prosser

Craig A. Prosser, 46, of Brewerton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at University Hospital with his loving family by his side. Craig was an Army veteran who enjoyed football and loved camp. He was a very loving and caring ...

Alma M. Sevier

Alma M Sevier, formerly of Smith Road, New Woodstock, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Loretto. Surviving family are her husband of 62 years, Claude "Bill" W. Sevier; her children, Robert G. (Bonita) Sevier of New Woodstock, Charlene L. ...

Richard B. Barnhill

Richard B. Barnhill, 86, of Cazenovia, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, in Syracuse. Born in Forest Hills, N.Y., he resided in Cazenovia for over 40 years. Before joining the Newhouse faculty in 1966 as professor of television/radio/film, he was with ...

Russell J. Brownback, Jr.

Russell J. Brownback, Jr., 80, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Crouse Hospital. Surviving are his daughter Lydia Brownback of Wheaton, IL and son Russell J. Brownback, III of Cazenovia. Funeral Services will be private. Donations may be made to ...

Paul Hale

Paul Hale, 63, of Eaton, formerly of Manlius, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. He was born in Syracuse and worked at Johnson Controls at the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. He was a member of the Two-Cylinder club. Survivors: his fiance’, Sharon ...

Jim Walsh

Born in Geneva, Aug. 10, 1931, Jim Walsh passed peacefully with his six children and wife bedside at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft Lauderdale, Fl on Nov 22, 2011 He was the youngest of five children and a graduate of ...

Mary Rathbun

Mary Margaret (Burke) Rathbun, 88, went home to the Lord on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at home surrounded by her family. Born in Syracuse May 3, 1923, she lived in the Valley until 2000 when she moved to Westvale with ...

Mary Ellen Poorman

Mary Ellen (Carter) Poorman, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Syracuse on Saturday, Dec. 23, 1922, she was the daughter of John Edward Poorman and Lucy Edna Tucker Carter. A 1939 graduate ...

Joseph Cefaliello

Joseph Cefaliello, 53, of Baldwinsville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, at St. Joseph’s Hospital HC, after a courageous fight against cancer. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Joseph was a retired staffing analyst for Suburban Propane, where he was employed ...

Neva B. Peters

Neva B. Peters, 92, of Auburn, went to be with the Lord on Thursday evening, Dec. 1, 2011. Born in Lysander, Neva lived in Elbridge before moving to Auburn 30 years ago. She was the widow of Frederick H. Peters ...

Arleen C. Hallett

Arleen C. Hallett, 91, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 2, 2011, at Birchwood Nursing Home. Arleen was a native of New Haven, CT, where she graduated in the class of 1939 from Commercial High. She resided on Waterbury Drive in ...

William A. Phillips III

William A. Phillips III, 59, of Baldwinsville passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at University Hospital. He was born in Syracuse and was an avid hunter and fisherman. William also enjoyed Softball and golf. He was predeceased by his father, ...

Shirley Stocker

Shirley Garbinsky Stocker, 79, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, Dec. 4, 2011. She was an Auburn native who had lived in Cicero, West Monroe and Liverpool. She attended LeMoyne College and was a special ...

Philip E. Pedley

Philip E. Pedley, 75, of Liverpool, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Born in Des Plaines, IL, he was a resident of the Central New York area for the past 54 years. Phil retired in 1991 from General Electric with ...

David A. Wellman

David A. Wellman, 62, of Mountain Home, Idaho, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at his home, after a battle with lung cancer. David is remembered for his loving and caring lease on life; as well as all the ...

Robert L. Schleret

Robert L. Schleret, 87, of Liverpool, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at his home. A life resident of the Syracuse area, Bob was a communicant of Christ the King Church. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran ...

Lucy L. Ryan

Lucy L. (Dwinelle) Ryan, 94, of Liverpool, passed away on Saturday Dec. 3, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She retired from E.W. Edwards, Syracuse. Lucy was a 61-year communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and ...

Ruby Dixie

Ruby Dixie, 83, beloved sister and aunt passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Born in Mattydale, Ruby spent most of her life in Washington, D.C., moving back to Cicero in 2002. A very active and involved woman, she worked ...

Adolf E. Klinger

Adolf E. Klinger, 76, of Baldwinsville passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Community General Hospital. He was born in Ratzebuhr, Germany and came to the US in 1956. He served in the Army and was employed at Church & ...

Catherine Lilienthal

Catherine Morrison Lilienthal, 54, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday morning, Dec. 8, 2011, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Catherine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She was born in Leominster, Massachusetts on July 2, ...

Anne O’Brien

Anne Frances O’Brien, 81 of Syracuse, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. She was born in Syracuse, a daughter of the late Earl and Genevieve (Mooney) O’Brien. Anne was a graduate of Syracuse University, and continued her education in ...

Phyllis L. Wicks

Phyllis L. Wicks, 90, formerly of Liverpool, passed away peacefully Dec. 8, 2011, surrounded by her family. Born in Carthage, she graduated from Carthage High School. She was a member of the North Manlius United Church and former member of ...

Seet Weng Ng

Seet Weng Ng, 20, of Malaysia, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, of auto accident injuries. He was a junior engineering student at Iowa State University. Tuesday he had completed an internship with Carrier Corp in Syracuse. Surviving are his parents, ...

Betty J. Ryan

Betty J. Ryan, 80, of Camillus, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Crouse Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was raised in Auburn, the only daughter of Richard and Beatrice Curran. She worked at University Hospital on the psychiatry unit ...

Hamilton Armstrong, Jr.

Hamilton Armstrong, Jr., 85, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully Dec. 12, 2011, at home. Born in Syracuse, Hamilton was a 1945 graduate of Fayetteville High School and 1949 graduate of Tufts College. He worked for Crouse Hinds, Crucible Steel and ...

Marcia O. Lewis

Marcia O. Lewis, 63, of Liverpool, formerly of Liberty, N.Y., passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, with her family by her side. She was born March 6, 1948, in Panama City, Panama. Marcia came to reside in Liberty at ...

Richard A. Jackman

Richard A. Jackman, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. He was a self-employed school equipment consultant. He loved world traveling, brainteasers and the challenge of solving a good puzzle. His love of skiing inspired him to ...

Maria Patriarco

Maria Vita Patriarco, 79, of North Syracuse, died at her home Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. A native of Cortland, she had lived in North Syracuse since 1957. She worked as a sales clerk for Sears & Roebuck for over 25 ...

Kenneth L. Woodruff

Kenneth L. Woodruff, 86, of Pine City, formerly of Baldwinsville, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. He was born to the late Roy and Olive Woodruff in Plainville. Ken was a graduate of Baldwinsville Academy and ...

Helen S. Fountain

Helen S. Fountain, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Born in Fillmore, N.Y., she graduated from Fillmore High School, received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Buffalo and master’s degree from Syracuse University in human development. She taught ...

Colleen E. Gabilanes

Colleen E. (Armstrong-Moslander) Gabilanes, 41, died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at home after a brave fight against cancer. Mrs. Gabilanes was raised in Cicero. She was a member and captain of the Northstars Dance Ensemble at Cicero-North Syracuse High ...

John D. Crowe

John Douglas Crowe, 66, of South Street in Elbridge, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at home. Born in Lenoir, N.C., John moved to Elbridge a few years back. In his earlier years he was a meat cutter with the family ...

Marjorie J. Gaza

Marjorie J. (Bero) Gaza, 85, of Syracuse, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at her home. Born on the St. Regis (Akwesasne) Reserve on Monday, Dec. 7, 1925, she was the daughter of Loran Bero and Josephine Sawatis. Following her ...

Carlene F. Dietrich

Carlene F. Dietrich, 45, of Liverpool, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. She was born in Malden, Mass., and was a resident of Liverpool where she lived all her life. She was a 1984 ...

James H. Messenger, Sr.

James H. Messenger, Sr., 86, of Skaneateles, died unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 15, 2011. He was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., on July 16, 1925 to Henry James Messenger and Viola Hill Messenger. Until the sale of his business ...

Rev. Gregory C. LeStrange

Rev. Gregory C. LeStrange, 55, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Francis House. Born in Binghamton on Wednesday, April 11, 1956, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 15, 1982. Father Gregg was a graduate of ...

Allen R. Wood R. Wood

Allen R. “Chip” Wood, 56, of Minoa, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Olean, N.Y., the son of Allen and Marjorie Wood and graduated from East Syracuse-Minoa High School. Chip was ...

Peter Fialkovic

Peter Fialkovic, 82, of Jamesville, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at home. Peter retired from Allied Chemical Company and was the owner/operator of Pete’s Blacktop Service. He enjoyed bowling and golf. He served in the in Air Force during the ...

Howard Mack

Howard Mack, 91, passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in Florida. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star during the Battle of the Bulge. Howard was the owner of ...

Stanley E. Trexler

Stanley E. Trexler, 79, of Baldwinsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Crouse Hospital. He was born in Plainville and was a 1950 graduate of the Baldwinsville Academy. He was employed at Harris Red & White until he joined ...

Arlene E. Hayes E. Hayes

Arlene E. Hayes (Krupa), 75, of Mattydale, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was a native and life resident of Syracuse. Mrs. Hayes retired in 2003 as an administrator from Onondaga Community College. She was a ...

Evelyn Mae Schwartz

Evelyn Mae Schwartz, 75, of Liverpool, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at her home. She was a native and life resident of Syracuse. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Blake, in 2003. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, ...

Stephen C. Dickinson

Stephen C. Dickinson, 71, of Syracuse, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Born in Syracuse on Friday, Aug. 9, 1940, he was the son of John Thomas Dickinson and Ethel Cameron Dickinson. He retired in 1998 from the U.S. Postal ...

Pamela C. Meyers

Pamela C. Meyers, 59, of Syracuse, died on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. She is survived by her children, James Rinehart of Palm Bay, FL, and Star Esele of Syracuse; a sister, Kim Ledford of Vero Beach, FL; and her grandson ...

Norma K. Maher

Norma K. (Dwyer) Maher, 91, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Central Park Rehabilitation Center. Born in Syracuse on Wednesday, July 7, 1920, she was the daughter of Robert and Marjorie Dwyer. A lifetime resident of the ...

Arthur M. Cicchetti

Arthur M. Cicchetti, 79, of Baldwinsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Ithaca and received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Ithaca College. Arthur was a physical ...

Donald W. Loope

Donald W. Loope, 83 of Manlius, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. A lifelong resident of Central New York, Don was born in Cazenovia in 1928 to Clarence Loope and Eloise Crozier, he was the youngest of three children. ...

Alan R. Blatt

Alan R. Blatt, 72, of Cazenovia, formerly of West Winfield, passed away at home after a long struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Alan grew up in Deansboro and was a 1957 graduate of Waterville High ...

Richard T. Mayers

Richard T. Mayers, 56, of Baldwinsville passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Richard worked for UPS as a truck driver for 21 years. He was an avid hunter and liked to fish. Richard enjoyed motorcycles, four wheelers and sports cars. ...

Mykhaylo Galasa

Mykhaylo Galasa, 50, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. The son of Yaroslav Galasa and Antonina Dyak Galasa, he was born in Ternopil, Ukraine on Friday, Dec. 30, 1960. He is survived by his son, Volodymyr of Solvay. ...

Gregory L. Owens, Jr.

Gregory L. Owens, Jr., 42, formerly of Syracuse, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in Bradenton, Fla. Gregory is survived by his wife, Mildred; father, Gregory Owens Sr. of Syracuse; mother and stepfather, Kathy and Lewis Robinson of ...

Mary Patrick

Mary Patrick, 92, of Fayetteville, died on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Survivors: her daughters, Constance Juliano of Hickory, NC, Patricia Schrag of Appalachian, N.Y., Denise Bugenhagen of Manlius; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services are private. Arrangements are with Eaton-Tubbs ...

Olga M. Kaish

Olga M. Kaish, 83, of Camillus, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Upstate University Hospital at Community General after a long illness. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa, on Monday, Dec. 26, 1927, she was the daughter of Rade Mamula and ...

Carmella G. Mancini

Carmella G. “Millie”( Navarro) Mancini, 89, of Liverpool passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Loretto. She was born in Pittston, PA, a daughter of the late Vincent and Nancy Navarro. Mrs. Mancini was employed as an assembler with ...

Barbara Butler

Barbara Butler, 71, of Camillus, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 19, 2011. Born in Syracuse, she graduated valedictorian of Syracuse Central Schools in 1958. Barb received a three-year registered nursing diploma from Syracuse General Hospital and practiced as ...

Kellie J. Corrigan

Kellie Jeanne Corrigan, 51, of Camillus, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was born on Friday, Nov. 11, 1960 and was a graduate of West Genesee High School. Kellie was ...

Charles R. Mitchell, Jr.

Charles R. Mitchell, Jr., 81 of Syracuse, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. He resided in Syracuse for the past 55 years. He attended Cascadilla Prep School in Ithaca. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. ...

John A. Griffin A. Griffin

John A. Griffin, 50, of Liverpool, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. John is predeceased by his father Leonard Griffin and brother James Griffin. He is survived by his love of 20 years, Janet Christie; stepchildren James, Jessica, ...

Santough Blazak

Santough (Doomanian) Blazak, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. She was born in Watervliet, N.Y. Santough was a graduate of Central High. She was a retired employee of Dey Brothers where she worked for 30 years, and a ...

Emmett J. Ryan

Emmett J. Ryan, 83, of Skaneateles died Thursday Dec. 22, 2011. Born in Auburn, he owned and operated Ryan Trucking Company, retiring in 1994. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Tanya Mucher Ryan, his children Tanya Penna (Dan), Maureen ...

Jane Anne Scafire

Jane Anne Scafire, 66, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at home. Born in Syracuse on Thursday, Oct. 4, 1945, she was the daughter of Fredrick Bressette and Beverly Joan Christian Bressette. A lifetime resident of Camillus, Jane ...

Christopher J. Cleary, Jr.

Christopher J. Cleary, Jr., 92, of North Syracuse, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Troy, N.Y., he graduated from Lansingburgh High School, was a cum laude graduate of Sienna College and was the first president ...

Helen Fitzpatrick

Helen Amy Gates Fitzpatrick, 83, of Fredericksburg, VA formerly of Baldwinsville and Hermosa Beach, CA, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, at her residence. Helen enjoyed a 30-year career with Aerospace Corp. where she meet with dignitaries including President Gerald ...

Shirley A. McCabe A. McCabe

Shirley A. McCabe, 82, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, with her grandchildren at her side. Born and raised in Carthage, she moved to Syracuse in the 1950s and resided in Westvale for 45 years. Shirley wintered in ...

Thomas P. Carey

Thomas P. Carey, 87, of Liverpool, passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at his home. Thomas was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving as a Ranger, and was wounded on Normandy Beach. He received the prestigious Purple Heart, ...

John A. Cassella

John “Jack” A. Cassella, 75, of Minoa, passed away peacefully at home Christmas Eve morning, Dec. 24, 2011, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was born in Syracuse on April 25, 1936, to John M. and ...

Chester D. Thompson, Sr.

Chester D. Thompson, Sr., 89, of Baldwinsville passed away at home Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, with his loving family by his side. Chester was a WWII veteran, a proud father and hard worker having worked for many years with Dey ...

David Cremeans

David Dale Cremeans, 68, of Kirkville went to be with his Lord on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2011. Born in Logan, W.V., to his late parents, William and Dorothy Cremeans, he moved to upstate New York during his teen years ...

Frances R. Ahearn R. Ahearn

Frances R. Kozlowski Ahearn, 87, of Baldwinsville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at St. Josephs Hospital. She was born in Schenectady and has lived in Baldwinsville the past 51 years. Fran was employed for nine years at Durgee Junior ...

Sharon L. Wheeler

Sharon L. Wheeler, 67, of Liverpool, passed away at her home early Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2011, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Syracuse, Sharon was a retired employee of Packaging Corp. of America in Liverpool. ...

Eleanor S. Carrigan

Eleanor S. Carrigan, 102, of Geddes passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at her home. She was born in New York City and had resided in Lindberg Lawns since 1966. Eleanor retired in 1974 as a manager with Loft ...

Richard A. Piper

Richard A. Piper, 76, of Elbridge died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Francis House. Born in Utica, Richard lived in Camillus before moving to Elbridge. His wife Dolores died in 2010. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 ...

Kathleen S. Owen S. Owen

Kathleen S. Owen, 56, of Liverpool passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, surrounded by her loving family and friends after a brief illness. She was born in Syracuse and was a resident of Liverpool all of her life. She worked ...

Jack A. Cook, Jr.

Jack A. Cook, Jr., 77, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Loretto Nursing Home. Predeased by his parents Glenn and Lena (Cole) his loving wife Phyllis M. Cook, he is survived by two sons Jack (Dorothy) Jr., Mark J. ...

Milia Dayeh

Milia Dayeh, of Liverpool, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Crouse Hospital. Born in Jaffa, Palestine, on Monday, July 14, 1924, she was the daughter of Wadeeh Zabaneh and Zakieh Abu-Manneh Zabaneh. She moved to the United States in ...

Mary Krichbaum

Mary Krichbaum, 92, of Mattydale, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Born in Syracuse on Thursday, Oct. 23, 1919, she was the daughter of John Polech and Helen Najda Polech. She lived in Mattydale ...

Paul F. Peston

Paul F. Peston, 90, passed away Dec. 27, 2011, at Rosewood Heights. Paul was a native and life resident of the Syracuse area and a graduate of Syracuse University. He was a second lieutenant with the U.S. Army during WWII, ...

Elizabeth Farnham

Elizabeth Ida "Betty" Bowersox Farnham, 90, of Phoenix, passed away at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, on Friday morning, Dec. 23, 2011, with her family by her side. She was born to her late parents, Webster and Edna (Kline) Bowersox, in South ...

Robert R. Dumas

Robert R. Dumas, 87 of Cazenovia passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at his home. Born in Ormstown, Canada, Bob has been a resident of Cazenovia since 1964. Prior to retirement, Bob was a self-employed drywall contractor in the Cazenovia ...

Arthur N. Thomas

Arthur N. Thomas, 60, of Syracuse, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Surviving: A sister; Karen (William) Mandeville of Liverpool; a niece Beth; Nephew Doug (Anne), great-nephew; Zachary and several cousins. Graveside Service: at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at ...

Janet J. Michel

Born Jan. 23, 1930 in Watertown, Janet Joan Michel died Dec. 26, 2011, in Gainesville, Fla. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. She served and volunteered her time with the Ladies of the DAV. She is survived ...

John B. Redmond

John B. Redmond, 92, of Memphis, New York, passed away at home on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 20, 1919, in Brooklyn, NY. John was a graduate of Brooklyn Prep and ...

Charles Vitello

Charles Vitello, 85, of Baldwinsville, went to be with our Lord on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, after a long illness. Mr. Vitello served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a long time truck driver/business owner until ...

Sidney Ellis

Sidney Carpenter Ellis, 88, of Deruyter died Dec. 17, 2011. at Cortland Hospital. He was born in Madison and was employed as a custodian at Cortland Hospital. There were no services. A Spring Burial will be scheduled in Madison Cemetery. ...

Violet R. Fuller R. Fuller

Violet R. Fuller, 87, of East Syracuse, formerly of Cazenovia, died Dec. 23, 2011, at Loretto. Violet worked in several local homes as a housekeeper. While in Cazenovia she attended the Village Baptist Church and more recently, the Kirkville United ...

Robert H. Shadle

Robert Harry Shadle, 71, of Skaneateles, town of Spafford, died at home on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, following a valiant struggle with heart disease, diabetic complications and Parkinson's disease. Robert, a native of Hamburg, NY, had lived in Skaneateles for ...

Michael J. Heaney J. Heaney

Michael J. Heaney, 73, of Marietta, died Dec. 27, 2011, with his family by his side at Upstate University Hospital after a brief illness. A memorial service in celebration of his life was held at St. Mary’s of the Lake ...

Edna P. Anderson

Edna P. Anderson, 102, of Mottville, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. She was born in Rose Hill and was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Mottville and a 75-year member of the Mottville Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary. ...

Frederick H. Horning

Frederick H. “Rick” Horning, 56, of Baldwinsville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. Surviving are his two brothers, Edward (Donna) Horning of Baldwinsville, David (Diane) Horning of Bativia, his sister Linda (Ken) Olivia of Baldwinsville and several nieces and ...

Suzette Chandler

Suzette Barton Chandler, age 48, joined her Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 22, 2011, while at home in Mobile, Ala., following a lengthy illness. As a professional fine artist, Suzette’s work was a dichotomy of post-impressionist themes and expressionist abstracts. ...

John Filippi

John “Poncho” Filippi, 71, of Baldwinsville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, with his loving family and friends by his side. Born and raised in Watertown, John was employed with Edgcomb Metals as a shear ...

Carol Ann Collins

Carol Ann Collins (nee Clark), 62, of Camillus, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at home, surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of Helen and Dorrance E. Clark, Sr., she was born in Biddeford, Maine on Thursday, Feb. 10, ...

Edith K. Pearcey

Edith K. Pearcey, 94, formerly of Large Street, NE Philadelphia, PA, died in Liverpool on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at the home of her daughter. She was a life long Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resident and an 86-year member of St. Mark's ...

Barbara J. Pfeffer

Barbara J. (Ward) Pfeffer, 70, of Syracuse passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Crouse Hospital. She was a health aid for Syracuse Developmental Center before retiring in 2010. She also was a beautician for more than 30 years for ...