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Obituaries for July 2012

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Dolores M. Clifton

Dolores M. Clifton, 79, of Jordan, died Friday, June 29, 2012, in the Syracuse Home, Baldwinsville. She was a native and life resident of the town of Elbridge. Dee was a 1950 graduate of Jordan High School, a member of ...

James E. Waby

James E. Waby, 69, of Jordan, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, in VanDuyn Home & Hospital following a long illness. Born in Auburn, Jim lived in Jordan for the past 40 years. He was a graduate of Auburn West High ...

Frances Kriesel

Frances “Gloria” Kriesel, 83, of Liverpool, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Van Duyn Home and Hospital. Gloria was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and retired from BG Sulzle in Salina after 30 years of service. She was ...

Susan J. Myers

Susan J. Myers, 66, of Liverpool, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, among friends and family. Born in Syracuse, she was the daughter of the late Stanley A. and Lauretta G. Ruoff of Syracuse. For over 17 years she was ...

Richard A. Hesselbarth, Jr.

Richard A. Hesselbarth, Jr., 89, of Kirkville, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, June 29, 2012. He was born in Syracuse and worked for New York Central Railroad and drove school bus for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. ...

Betty West

Betty West, 80, of Baldwinsville, passed away Saturday June 23, 2012. Surviving: three daughters, Desiree (Joe), Shelia and Constance; five sons, Ronald, Donald, Mitchell, Nedd and Kevin; a sister, Barbara, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. ...

Margaret Brady

Margaret "Margie" Ann (Ryan) Brady, 69, a lifelong resident of Tipperary Hill, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at home, surrounded by her loving and devoted family after a yearlong struggle with ovarian cancer. Born in Auburn on Monday, May 3, ...

Eleanor Abbuhl

Eleanor Abbuhl of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Erieville, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Zephyrhills. Eleanor was born on December 5, 1929 to Olwen and William Field in Morrisville New York. After graduating high school she married Clarence (Sonny) Abbuhl, ...

Joseph J. Bernholz

Joseph J. Bernholz, 89, of Baldwinsville passed away at home on Sunday, July 1, 2012. He was a WWII and Korean War veteran, serving in the Army for 20 years as a very proud soldier. Joseph was predeceased by his ...

Robert W. Conner

Robert W. Conner, 84, of Syracuse, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. Born in Middletown on Monday, Dec. 26, 1927, he was the son of Charles Baldwin Conner and Elsie Terwilleger Conner. After spending his early years ...

Jean H. Shutsa

Jean H. (Du Bosh) Shutsa, 81, of Camillus, formerly of Syracuse, went to join her daughter, Sharon Nash, in heaven on Thursday, June 28, 2012. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was born on Thursday, March 12, 1931 ...

Joan C. Thompson

Joan C. Thompson, 92, formerly of Camillus, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at Stonehedge Chittenango Center. Born in Sheffield, England on Monday, Sept. 29, 1919, she was the daughter of James Carlton and Emma Lloyd Carlton. She and her ...

Alfred R. Stevens

Alfred R. Stevens, 86, of Skaneateles died Thursday June 28, 2012, after battling Parkinson’s disease for many years. He was born in Auburn and graduated from Skaneateles High School. He operated a dairy farm on the outskirts of Skaneateles for ...

James Anderson

James Thomas Anderson passed away peacefully on June 29, 2012, after battling with great bravery and dignity his diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer of four years. He graduated from Skaneateles High School in 1981 and Onondaga Community College in 1983. ...

Charles W. Hummell

Charles W. Hummell, 92, of Baldwinsville, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. He was born in Shandaken, N.Y., the son of Ward and Edna Hummell. He attended local schools and Colgate University before joining the U.S. Army. During ...

Ralph H. Porter

Ralph H. Porter, 80, of Cazenovia, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville. He served in the United States Air Force and was the former president of Ralph’s Diesel Service in Cazenovia. Ralph is predeceased by ...

Leslie E. Bertz

Leslie E. Bertz, 81, of Camillus, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, as his oldest son, Eric, softly played guitar. Les was born in the front bedroom of a small bungalow in New ...

Christine Carhart

Christine “Dolly” Galezzi Carhart, 88, of Kirkville, entered unto rest at home on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Born in Syracuse on Sept. 22, 1923, she was a lifelong resident of the Minoa Kirkville area. She graduated from Assumption School and ...

Robert C. LaGessie

Robert C. LaGessie, 88, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at Loretto's Cunningham Building. A native of Merrill, Wisc., he resided most his life in North Syracuse. He graduated from Merrill High School, and served in the Army during WWII. After ...

Joseph J. Germinio, Sr.

Joseph John Germinio, Sr., 59, formerly of Warners, passed away June, 17, 2012 in Brooksville, Fla. Born in Syracuse on Christmas Day 1952, he lived in Warners until moving to Brooksville three years ago. He retired from the West Genesee ...

Katherine P. Henrickson

Katherine P. Henrickson, 90, loving mother and grandmother of Solvay, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Rochester on Friday, Nov. 4, 1921, she was the daughter of Calogero Palermo and Michelina Abate ...

Thelma Kogut

Thelma June Kogut, 82, a five-year cancer survivor, of Brewerton, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012, at University Hospital. Thelma was a native of Syracuse and resided on Comstock Road in Brewerton for over 40 years. She was the daughter ...

May Grumet

May Weissberg Grumet, 84, passed away in Palm Beach, FL, on July 1, 2012. She was born on May 6, 1928 in New York, N.Y. May was a wife, mother, teacher, principal and friend.She is survived by her husband of ...

Marilyn Wheeler

Marilyn Merrill Wheeler, of Fayetteville, entered unto rest on Friday, July 6, 2012. Marilyn was born in Hinsdale, IL on July 3, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Marguerite S. Merrill. Marilyn graduated from Rye ...

Austin J. Elmore

Austin James Elmore, 17, of East Syracuse, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Austin attended East Syracuse-Minoa High School where he just completed his junior year. As a young child, Austin enjoyed playing soccer, biking and especially loved sledding ...

Joe Evans

Joe Evans, 42, of Baldwinsville departed this world Tuesday July 3, 2012. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. Joe owned a janitorial business at Fed Ex Ground for 15 years. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed ...

Matthew J. Porpilia

Matthew J. Porpilia, 63, of Baldwinsville passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Born in Gowanda, N.Y., he was raised and educated in Hamburg, N.Y. Mr. Porpilia was a proud U.S. Army veteran ...

James Stewart, Jr.

James Stewart, Jr., 87, of Baldwinsville passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Syracuse Home Association. He was predeceased by his wife Florence in 1989. Survivors: two sons; Kenneth (Sharon) and Jack (Nancy); his sister, Mary; Grandchildren, Michael, Megan, Emily, ...

Tex Meachem

Tex Meachem took off on her final flight on July 5, 2012, in the care of Vitas Hospice of Florida at John Knox Village, in Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 94 years old. A veteran of WW II, Tex was ...

Shirley A. Craver

Shirley A. Craver, born April 26, 1931, passed on July 9, 2012 after a long fought illness. Shirley was predeceased by husbands, Richard V. Tobin II , Robert Craver and grandson A.J. DiCuffa. Shirley is survived by children, Richard A. ...

Jonathon James Wight

Jonathon James Wight, our infant son, was taken from our arms on Saturday, July 7, 2012, the day he arrived. Our hearts are broken, and our tears are falling. He was a beautiful nine pound 12 ounce baby. He is ...

Ernest L. Raaflaub

Ernest L. Raaflaub, 99, former longtime resident of Mattydale, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Syracuse Home. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, the former Jean Till, in 1996. Survived by a son, Richard E. Sr.; his ...

Kimber Carey

Kimber Lee Carey, 59, of Manlius, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012. Kimber’s passionate love for her children created the foundation for her career as a professional nanny. She is survived by her children, Keyona Kelly (David Johnson), Kyla ...

Eileen M. McShane

Eileen M. McShane, 85, of Liverpool, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Loretto Fahey Nursing Home. Eileen was a native of Syracuse and was the daughter of the late Bernard J. and Mary E. (Flanagan) McShane. Eileen was a 1947 ...

Mary E. Young

Mary E. “Libby” Young, 84, of Marietta, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at St. Camillus. Mary was a life resident of Marietta. She worked many years as a car salesperson. Mary enjoyed family, bingo, playing cards and the ...

Col. James Von Kanel Ladd

Col. James Von Kanel Ladd, 89, of Cazenovia, exchanged worlds Monday July 9, 2012. He was born to the late General Jesse Amos and Florence Von Kanel Ladd, June 17, 1923, in Bowling Green, Ohio, in a car on his ...

Floyd W. Tillotson

Floyd W. Tillotson, 87, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died from cancer Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the home of his daughter Donna in Kentucky. Before retiring to Florida, he was a lifelong resident of the village of Liverpool proudly serving as ...

Elizabeth A. Abruzzese

Elizabeth A. Abruzzese, 87, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Loretto's Cunningham Building. A native and life resident of this area, she was a retired professional cake decorator who had worked for both Buttermaid and Williams bakeries. She was one ...

Jeanne DeGarie

Jeanne DeGarie, 84, loving mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, of Pinellas Park, Fla., died Sunday, July 8, 2012. She was a native of Montreal, Canada and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Drouin) Desgroseilliers. Jeanne was employed ...

Maureen T. O'Hara

Maureen T. O’Hara died peacefully in the early morning hours on July 13th surrounded by her loving family. She fought a valiant battle with ovarian cancer for the last four and a half years. Maureen was born in Bangor, Maine, ...

Richard L. Sokolowski

Richard L. Sokolowski, 77, of Liverpool, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Richard was a retired employee of Carrier Corporation in East Syracuse, and a member of BPOE #2348 Liverpool Elks Lodge. He ...

William H. Wolff, Sr.

William H. Wolff, Sr., 78, of Baldwinsville, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012. He worked for Burns Bros. in Syracuse for 44 years. He was a Navy vVeteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was an avid softball player. Surviving: ...

Rosemarie Guarente

Rosemarie Guarente passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012, after a short illness. Rosemarie was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, on July 8, 1988, and by her daughter, Linda, on Dec. 30, 1967. Surviving are her children, Edward (Patricia) Guarente, ...

Albert W. Grennell

Albert W. Grennell, 95, of Marcellus, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Auburn Nursing Home. Born in Navarino, Al moved to Marcellus in 1947. He worked 30 years as an independent auto appraiser. Al was predeceased by his first wife, ...

A. Christine Primrose

A. Christine Primrose, 89, of Jordan, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at home. She was native and life resident of the Jordan area. Christine was a retired nurse from VanDuyn Home and Hospital. She also ran the Primrose Greenhouses for ...

Joseph J. Rogala IV

Joseph J. Rogala IV, 19, of Phoenix, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 15, 2012, at University Hospital. Joey attended Baldwinsville High School where he loved playing football. He was a big Steelers fan. Joey had a big heart, loved his ...

Joseph C. Stotsky

Joseph C. Stotsky, 51, of Clay, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, surrounded by his family. Joe was employed as a mechanic. He enjoyed motor cross and golfing. He is predeceased by his parents Joseph R. and Naomi J. Stotsky. ...

Miyoko Fiel

Miyoko Fiel, 85, of Garden City Drive in Mattydale, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Iroquois Nursing Home. Miyoko was a native of Osaka, Japan and resided in the North Syracuse and Mattydale areas since 1960. Miyoko met her husband ...

Shirley Lombardi

Shirley Rolfe Lombardi, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012, after a brief illness. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family. Shirley attended North High School in Syracuse. She was active in many clubs and service organizations ...

Donald F. Landis

Donald F. Landis, 76, beloved husband and father, of Matty Ave in Mattydale, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at home. Born Feb. 3, 1936, in Watertown, Don resided in Mattydale since 1966 and was the son of the late Marvin ...

Col. James Von Kanel Ladd

Col. James Von Kanel Ladd, 89, of Cazenovia, exchanged worlds Monday July 9, 2012. He was born to the late General Jesse Amos and Florence Von Kanel Ladd, June 17, 1923, in Bowling Green, Ohio, in a car on his ...

Jason C. Michlovitch

Jason C. Michlovitch, 29, of Liverpool, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Leah Bella Michlovitch, children, Vincent Gianni, Angelina Gianni, John David Michlovitch, ...

Carolyn Simmons

Carolyn “Ann” Simmons, 84, of Jordan, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Auburn Community Hospital. She was a native and life resident of the Jordan- Elbridge area. Ann was a graduate of Elbridge High School. She was formerly employed at ...

Robert F. O'Connor

Robert F. O'Connor, 64, of Westvale, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, at University Hospital. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was born on Friday, July 16, 1948, and was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School and ...

Patricia A. Steer

Patricia A. Steer, 56, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Crouse Hospital from complications of colorectal cancer. Pat bravely fought her cancer with grace, humor and tenacity for eight long years. A Syracuse University graduate in journalism, ...

Thomas Yauger

Thomas “Bumpa” Yauger, 76, of Syracuse, was called home by our Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. He knows the promises our Father has made to him: the promise of eternal life, to wipe away all of our tears and ...

Arthur Morris III

Arthur Byron Morris III, 64, of Manlius, went to be with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 8, 2012. He was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico while his father was stationed in the Air Force, and spent ...

Robert DeSormeau

Robert “Bobby D” Hugh DeSormeau, 66, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Francis House in the loving presence of his family. Born Sunday, Nov. 4, 1945, he was the son of Leo Paul DeSormeau and Esther Genell ...

Lorraine M. Ruth

Lorraine M. Ruth, 88, passed away on July 23, 2012, at Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville. Lorraine was a proud, lifelong resident of Chicago, Ill., until three years ago, when she was brought to Syracuse by her beloved nephew Michael ...

Alma J. Furcinito

Alma J. (Kaldowski) Furcinito, 84, of Liverpool passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012. She was born in Solvay, and has been a resident of Liverpool for the past 42 years. Alma was a graduate of the Convent School in ...

Arthur L. Walters, Jr.

Arthur L. Walters, Jr., 79, of Liverpool, passed away on Saturday, July 21. 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Arthur was a life resident of Liverpool and retired from the Liverpool Central School District Transportation Dept. He proudly served ...

June M. Pritchard

June M. Pritchard, 80, of Fairmount, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. Born in Utica, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Emma Colacino and graduated from Utica High School. She was a secretary and ...

Joan Lewis

Joan Lewis, 80, of North Syracuse, passed away at home on July 8, 2012. She spent her career as a nurse and retired from Upstate Medical Center. She is survived by her daughters Deborah Emmert of Cicero, Dona Lewis Pearce ...

Don Droppa

Don Droppa, 87, of Ocala, Fla., went to his eternal home on July 10, 2012. He was the youngest of nine children, born to Czech immigrants that had settled on a farm overlooking Skaneateles Lake. His early education was in ...

Frederick G. Bastable, Jr.

Frederick G. Bastable, Jr., 74, of Red Creek, formerly of Minoa, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Born on Feb. 7, 1938 in Syracuse, he graduated from Skaneateles High School. He was a dairy farmer and served in the ...

Mary M. Dranchek

Mary M. Dranchek, 87, of Liverpool, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. Mary was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed homemaking and had a talent for crewel, embroidery and counted cross stitch, many samples of which ...

Keiko Chamberlain

Keiko Chamberlain, 81 of Liverpool passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Crouse Hospital. She was a resident of Liverpool for the past 40 years. She retired from General Electric Company after 20 years of employment. She is ...

Bradford Putnam

Bradford Crane Putnam, 79, of Syracuse, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Crouse Hospital after fighting a battle of several years with multiple myeloma and Parkinson’s disease. Son of the late Ronald W. ...

Daniel Hulchanski

Daniel Richard Hulchanski, 41, passed away unexpectedly July 14, 2012, at his home in Clearwater, Fla. Dan grew up in Baldwinsville and was a graduate of C.W. Baker High School. Dan attended SUNY Oswego where he studied mathematics. He began ...

Nancy Thompson

Nancy Thompson, 64, of Marcellus passed away peacefully at home Saturday, July 21, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong resident of Marcellus. Surviving are her husband of 43 years Wayne; children Christine (Dan) Bubser of Tampa, ...

Richard M. Enos

Richard M. Enos, 67, of Baldwinsville passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Providence, RI, and lived in the Central New York area most of his life. He was a graduate of Solvay ...

Irwin McIntosh

Irwin Charles McIntosh, 78, of Clay, passed away on July 8, 2012, at James Square. Irwin was born in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School. He was musically and artistically talented. He worked in food service all his life ...