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Obituaries for May 2012

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Mary Bogan

Mary Frances “Fran” Bogan, 73, of Camillus, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 1939, she was the daughter of Leo Furlong and Margret Corpa Furlong. After ...

Esther Adour

Esther Adour, 72, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. Born in Hornell on Saturday, May 6, 1939, she lived in Hornell and Lima until moving to the Syracuse area in 1975. ...

Anthony Pompi

Anthony “Tony” Pompi, 83, formerly of Fairmount, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in the presence of his family at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was born Sunday, July 8, 1928, ...

Geraldine McConnell

Geraldine Agnes Donohue Parker McConnell, 89, of Eastwood, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at Sunnyside Care Center. Born in Plattsburgh on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1922, she was the daughter of James Marcus Donohue and Helen Elizabeth Fultz Donohue. She ...

Warren S. Stahl

Warren S. Stahl, 91, of Baldwinsville passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. He was a dairy farmer all of his life, enjoyed dancing and making friends with all those he came in contact with. Survivors: His wife ...

Stephen W. Root

Stephen W. Root, 56, of Baldwinsville, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, at his home. He was born in Hartford, CT, and was a 1978 graduate of Manchester Community College where he was very active in their drama department. He ...

Michael J. Murray J. Murray

Michael Joseph Murray, 50, of Marcellus, formerly of Skaneateles, died Sunday April 29, 2012. Born in Syracuse, he was a graduate of Skaneateles Central School and Cayuga Community College. He had worked as a sales representative for Sysco, and US ...

Marian L. Chamberlain

Marian L. Chamberlain, 72, of Cicero, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital. A native of Plattsburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lena Chamberlain and had lived locally for 46 years. She was a ...

Stewart J. Woodcock

Stewart James Woodcock, 66, of Fayetteville, passed away at Crouse Hospital on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 10, 1945, in Oneida. He graduated from Oneida High School, then went onto Mohawk Valley Community ...

Leslie E. Hamm, Sr.

Leslie E. Hamm, Sr., 62, of Baldwinsville died peacefully at his home May 1. 2012. After graduating from Baker High School, Les proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. A Vietnam veteran, Les received multiple recognition awards and ...

Amalia Grosso

Amalia “Amy” Grosso, 82, of Jamesville, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 at home. Born in Veroli, Italy, on Sunday, Oct. 6, 1929, she was the daughter of Ilarino Fiorini and Restiuta Manganti Fioroni. She was a lifetime resident of ...

William J. Winegard

William J. Winegard, 47, died unexpectedly on April 27, 2012, at his home in Weaverville, NC. Bill grew up in Baldwinsville and graduated from C.W. Baker High School in 1983. He loved cars and travelling. He is survived by his ...

Florence Chilson

Florence Davis Chilson, 86, of Elbridge, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Born in Bakerstown, PA, Florence grew up in Elbridge. She was a 1944 graduate of Elbridge High School and she later ...

Etta M. Hayes

Etta M. Hayes (nee Ebeling) a lifelong resident of Fayetteville died on Jan. 27, 2012. She was the wife of the late Irving S. Hayes and the late James F. McDermott. She is survived by her son, Thomas J. (Suzie) ...

Elva B. Kendrat

Elva B. Kendrat, 88 died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Loretto Cunningham. A native of Princeton, WV, Elva graduated from Princeton High and resided in the Syracuse and Eastwood area for most of her life. She was the daughter of ...

LaVerne E. Eighmey

LaVerne E. “Geno” Eighmey, 83, of Manlius, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born in Cooperstown on Dec. 1, 1928, the son of the late Zeke Eighmey and Vivienne Bausinger. Gene attended ...

Marilyn L. Kenny

Marilyn L. Kenny (Joslyn) of Baldwinsville passed away at home on Saturday, May 5, 2012, surrounded by her family. She grew up in Schoharie County, graduated with honors from Middleburgh High School in 1957. Upon graduation she moved to the ...

Jacquelyn Pfisterer

Jacquelyn Leone Sommers Pfisterer, 80, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Liverpool, New York, passed away Wednesday May 2, 2012 after a brief illness with family at her side. She was born in Schenectady and resided in Liverpool for 54 years, ...

Clarence E. Bushnell

Clarence E. “Kan” Bushnell, 88, of Camillus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at McHarrie Place in Baldwinsville. Born in Solvay on Sunday, April 6, 1924, he was the son of Ernest J. Bushnell and Louise Mary Gettman ...

R. Terry McClurkin, Sr.

R. Terry McClurkin, Sr., 74, of Syracuse, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Birmingham, Ala. on Saturday, Feb, 5, 1938, he was the son of Charles C. ...

Virginia Goldsworthy

Virginia Grace Goldsworthy, 91, went to be with her Lord at her daughter's home after a courageous battle with cancer on April 17, 2012. Virginia is predeceased by her parents William and Dora Whitney and her husband of 58 years, ...

Honor C. C. Daniel

Honor C. Daniel, 102, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at The Nottingham in Jamesville. She was born in Buffalo on March 13, 1910, the daughter of Harry H. and Gertrude (Wilson) Cook. Raised in Buffalo, Chicago, and Sharpsville, PA, ...

Mary Woods

Mary Stalker Woods, 104, of Southport, N.C., passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Born in Tillicoultry, Scotland, Mary moved to Marcellus when just 18 months old, where she resided until 2009 when she moved to Southport with her daughter-in-law Donna ...

John Guthrie

John “Jack” Winfield Guthrie, 92, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the home of his son. Born in Syracuse, he was a long time resident of Camillus. Jack served in the US Army during WWII in North Africa ...

Pauline Beaver

Pauline (Sumoski) Beaver, 76, of Camillus passed away April 23, 2012. Born in Syracuse she graduated from St. Patrick High School and a communicant of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She was predeceased by a son John; three sisters, Betty Welch, ...

Betty W. Loss

Betty W. Loss, 98, of Skaneateles passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Betty was born April 9, 1914 to Frank and Edith Hawtin, and was a lifelong resident of the Skaneateles community. Betty graduated from Skaneateles ...

Irene J. Civil

Irene J. Civil, 86, of Marcellus passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at The Centers at St. Camillus. Born in Brooklyn, she was a life resident of Long Island until moving to Marcellus. She was corporate secretary for DeLalio Sod ...

Jeffrey G. Thorpe

Jeffrey G. Thorpe, 54, of Marcellus passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Syracuse to the late Harry and Ruth Torrey Thorpe and resided in Marcellus his entire life. Jeffrey worked for many ...

Margaret R. Wickham

Margaret “Peg” R. Wickham, 68, of Elbridge, began her eternal dance with Jesus on April 22, 2012. Born in Syracuse, she worked as a secretary at Chase Design in Skaneateles. She was a member of Grace Chapel, and a volunteer ...

Peter W. Cole

Peter W. Cole, 86, of Marcellus died Sunday, May 6, 2012 with family by his side. A native of Cherry Road in Geddes, Peter moved to Marcellus in 1955. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. Peter was a 1947 ...

Nancy Resch

Nancy Duncan Resch, a resident of the North Syracuse area most of her life, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Iroquois Nursing Home. She was a long time General Electric employee, working in quality control. She retired from WalMart in ...

Richard Keller

Richard H. "Dick" Keller, 71, of North Syracuse, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Francis House, after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Rochester, he was the son of the late Hermann and Lydia Heisler Keller. He ...

Durrance R. Gilmore

Durrance R. Gilmore, 96, of Liverpool and Murray Isle, N.Y., passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012, at James Square. Durrance was born in West Carthage on Jan. 22, 1916, to the late Daniel and Clara Gilmore. He was a ...

Roy C. Ciccarelli

Roy C. Ciccarelli, 79, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Lake Placid on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1932, he was the son of Elizabeth and Ned Ciccarelli. Roy retired as ...

Fern M. Goodrich

Fern M. Goodrich (LeMieux) passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Iroquois, surrounded by her family. She is survived by husband Charles E. Goodrich; daughter Renee Schneider and son-in-law Keith of Gainesville, Fla; son Matthew Goodrich of Seattle, ...

Lynne A. Northrup

Lynne A. Northrup, “Cricket,” 63, of Howlett Hill, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, at home. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Born in Duval County, Florida on Friday, May 28, 1948, she lived on Howlett Hill Rd. ...

Victoria A. Evans

Victoria A. Evans, 63, of Memphis, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. Born in Syracuse, Vicky lived in Fairmount before moving to the town of Elbridge in 1960. She was a 1967 graduate of ...

Charlotte Knight

Charlotte Knight, 82, a long-time resident of Baldwinsville, passed away Monday. May 7. 2012, in the loving care of two of her sons while visiting Keller, Texas. Born in 1929 in Ogdensburg, N.Y., Charlotte was the daughter of the late ...

Hobert Cook

Hobert Cook, 83, of Cazenovia, passed away May 6, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Mr. Cook owned and operated Maple Ridge Farm in Cazenovia with brother David until 1984. He then had his own contracting business and later ...

Karl J. Ammann

Karl J. Ammann, of Cazenovia, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Karl was 95 years old. Karl was born Sept. 27, 1916, in Albany, Wisc. to Joseph Ammann and Marie Oschner. ...

Howard P. Juno

Howard “Jake” P. Juno, 83, of Weedsport passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his daughter’s home with his family at his side. He was born in Altmar, N.Y., where he was raised and educated. Mr. Juno was ...

Evelyn A. Root

Evelyn A. Root, 96, of Syracuse, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Loretto. Born in Bellefonte, Pa, on Saturday, May 29, 1915, she was the daughter of David Victor Steele and Bertha Mae ...

Ret. Ssgt. Timothy P. Koegel

Ret. Ssgt. Timothy P. Koegel, 55, of Baldwinsville passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was a native of Baldwinsville and attended Baker High School. He was a retired staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1974 to 1996. ...

Anne Whelan

Anne K. McCarthy Whelan, 59, died Sunday afternoon, May 13, 2012, at her home in Marcellus. Anne received a kidney pancreas transplant in 1995 and she made the most of this precious gift of life. Anne graduated from Bishop Ludden ...

Mary Frank

Mary Connors Frank, 98, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Cohoes on Saturday, Sept. 27, 1913, she was the daughter of Peter Ambrose Connors and Agnes Margaret Gaw Connors. She ...

Carol R. Pendergrass

Carol R. Pendergrass, 71, of Syracuse, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at home. Born on Christmas Eve 1940, she was the daughter of John Caffrey and Mary Joyce Caffrey. She lived in Phoenix, until moving to Syracuse in 2001. ...

Mary V. Otts

Mary V. DiToro Otts, 88, of Baldwinsville, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Crouse Hospital. She was born in Syracuse and has lived in the Baldwinsville area all of her life. She retired from both the Associated Springs in ...

Elwyn D. Wolfanger

Elwyn D. “Sonny” Wolfanger, 90, of Jordan, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 12, 2012, at University Hospital. Born in Naples, Sonny lived for the past 80 years in the Jordan area. He was a 1939 graduate of Jordan High School ...

Patricia W. Kerwin

Patricia W. “Patty” Kerwin, 52, of Manlius, a woman of boundless energy, unexcelled love of family and immeasurable generosity, lost her life and the courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Patty, the daughter of Jerry ...

Victoria S. Leva

Victoria S. Leva, 88, formerly of North Syracuse, died on Friday, May 11, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. She was born in Watertown to the late Natale and Antoinette Carbone. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, North ...

James W. Kammer

James W. Kammer, 75, of Phoenix, N.Y., former Liverpool resident, passed away on Friday May 11, 2012, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Syracuse to the late Bertha Marie (Dicker) and John Henry Kammer. Jim ...

Charles Edgar Denson III

Charles Edgar Denson III died on Oct. 29, 2011. He was a retired master gunnery sergeant from the United States Marine Corps. Charles reported to Boot Camp, MCRD, Parris Island, South Carolina on Dec. 28, 1967. On April 15, 1968 ...

Charles Bohm

Charles "Bud" Bohm, 83, of North Syracuse, died on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was a 1951 graduate of Syracuse University and served in Newfoundland with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean ...

Robert A. Beers

Robert A. Beers, a longtime resident of Camillus, and career special agent with the Syracuse FBI, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2012, at his home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. He was 88. Born July 3, 1923, in Penn ...

John Bodnar

John Bodnar, 92, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Born in Hrabace, Czechoslovakia, he came to the U.S. at the age of 11. He settled in Dickson City, Pa, and eventually the family moved to Elkhorn, WV, ...

Patric Allen

Patric Lee Allen, of Skaneateles, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the age of 61. A long time Skaneateles resident, and a former Skaneateles High School Laker football stand-out defensive lineman, Pat earned a rare athtletic scholarship to ...

Anthony J. Pensabene

Anthony “Tony” J. Pensabene, 85, of Camillus, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was born on Monday, Oct. 25, 1926, and was the son of Anthony ...

Ida Bludger

Ida Corl Bludger, 88, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Sunnyside Care Center. She was born in Cortland, grew up in the Valley and spent most of her life in the North Syracuse area. She was the last surviving ...

Albert A. Busch

Albert A. Busch, 88, of North Syracuse, passed away Thursday May 17, 2012, at Upstate University Hospital. He was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, the youngest of 13 children born to Phillip and Elizabeth Glutting Busch. Albert ...

Mickey Sammartino

Mickey Paul Sammartino, 82, of Warners, passed away peacefully May 8, 2012, at his home with his loving family. A native of New Orleans, LA, he was born to parents Antonio and Jenny (Fragapani) Sammartino. When he married Lorna P. ...

William L. Boehmer

William L. Boehmer, 71, of Minoa, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. He was born in Syracuse on Dec. 4, 1940. He graduated from Minoa High School and retired from Carrier Corp. Bill was an ...

Alonzo W. Peterson

Alonzo W. “Lonnie” Peterson, 70, of Baldwinsville passed away Monday, May 16, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was a 1964 graduate of CCBI, Syracuse. He worked as a clerk for Niagara Mohawk for 37 years before retiring in 2003. ...

Theresa D'Onofrio

Theresa DeLorenzo D'Onofrio, 99, formerly of 460 Brattle Road, Syracuse, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Loretto. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, she was born on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1912, and was the daughter of Maurice DeLorenzo and Carmella ...

John Roloff

John Roloff, 85, of Baldwinsville, passed away on May 15, 2012, after a two-year illness. John was born in Buffalo to Richard and Laura Roloff. He served with the occupation forces in Germany in 1945-46. John was predeceased by his ...

Mary Rasbeck

Mary Eva Leonard Rasbeck, 77, of Baldwinsville, daughter of Thomas W. Leonard and Beulah Grant Leonard, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. She was born in Oswego and has lived in the Fair Haven area ...

John Pfeiffer IV

John James Pfeiffer IV “Jay”, 57, originally from Baldwinsville but living in Tyler, TX, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Baldwinsville; he graduated with honors from OCC and ...

Steven W. Ganoung, Jr.

Steven W. Ganoung, Jr., 33, of Mattydale, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, unexpectedly. Steven was born in Saratoga Springs and grew up in North Syracuse. He graduated with honors from Christian Brothers Academy in 1996. Steven resided in Mattydale ...

Edmund L. Wygonoski

Edmund L. Wygonoski, 91, of Liverpool, died May 21, 2012. He was a Syracuse native and life resident of the area. He was a WWII Navy veteran and a communicant of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He ...

Robert J. Teske

Robert J. Teske, 82, of Fayetteville passed away May 20, 2012, at Sunnyside Care Center after a long illness. Born in Fayetteville, Bob graduated from Minoa High School. Bob worked at Syracuse Bearing and retired as store manager of National ...

Leland J. Lashomb

Leland J. Lashomb, 73, of Kirkville, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Massena, N.Y. Leland retired from UPS in 1994 where he was a driver for 25 years. He was predeceased ...

Adam C. Heck

Adam C. Heck, 22, of Clay, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012, due to injuries from an automobile accident. He graduated in 2007 from Cicero-North Syracuse High School, and was currently going to OCC while working for Real Estate Sign ...

Richard Yakawiak

Richard “Dick” Yakawiak, 76, of Bridgeport, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He was born to Michael and Julia Yakawiak on June 28, 1935 in Syracuse. He was a plumber by trade, starting ...

Rosemary J. Gamlen

Rosemary J. Gamlen, 85, of Sylvan Beach, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at The Crossings. From 1973 to 2005, she wintered in Zephyrhills, Fla. She retired in 1991 as owner of Gamlen's Trailer Sales of Cicero. Mrs. Gamlen, ...

John Leach, Sr.

John Thomas Leach, Sr., of Marcellus, passed away peacefully May 20, 2012, at his home where he had been born 74 years ago and lived his entire life, except for the four years he served in the U.S. Navy. John ...

Eloise Burrows

Eloise Simmons Burrows, 96, of DeWitt, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012. Born in Syracuse, she resided in DeWitt for over sixty years. Eloise studied voice at Syracuse University and performed with Civic Morning Musicals. She was a member ...

Harry Lambrinos

Harry “Philip” Lambrinos, 81, passed away May 23, 2012. He was born in Fulton and was a longtime Liverpool resident and businessman, better known as the T.V. Doctor. He had his own radio show and was a dedicated H.A.M. Radio ...

Lou Anne Waterbury

Lou Anne Waterbury, 58, of Cazenovia, passed away May 22, 2012, at Faxton- St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica. Born in Syracuse, Lou Anne was a life resident of the Cazenovia area. She had been employed in private home care. Lou ...

Marietta Zuern

Marietta Johnston Zuern, of Baldwinsville, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Marietta was predeceased by her son, Jason Kuczminski. She is survived by her husband, Hans Zuern; brothers, Fletcher Johnston and Howard (Lucinda) Johnston; sister, Carol Ann ...

Elizabeth Buess

Elizabeth Lowenberg Buess, 66, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2012 at her home after a long illness. She was born on July 22, 1945, in Utica, to Louise L. Lowenberg and Leslie H. Lowenberg and grew up in Manlius. ...

Richard Coursen

Richard Carl Coursen, 87, of Manlius, died on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at home from prostate cancer. Born in Syracuse, he graduated from Nottingham High School in 1943 from Cornell in 1947 and from Drexel in 1958 with a master’s ...

Richard Williams

Richard "Dick" Williams, 76, of Sacred Heart Apartments in Cicero, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. Dick grew up in Bridgeport, Illinois, and resided in Wildwood, Florida for most of his life before moving to the Syracuse area ...

Robert Thibodeau

Robert T. “Bob” Thibodeau, 55, of Elbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 20, 2012. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday, March 30, 1957, but lived in the Syracuse area most of his life. Bob was ...

LaVern E. Russell

LaVern E. “Vern” Russell, 76, of Camillus, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Iroquois Nursing Home. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he was born on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1935, and was the son of LaVern E. Russell and Mary ...