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Obituaries for September 2012

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Constance Mason

Constance Jock Mason, 58, of Camillus, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was born Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1954, and was a graduate of West Genesee High School. A devoted mother, ...

Margaret L. Treat

Margaret L. Treat, 89, of Port Byron, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at home. Born in Elbridge, Margaret lived most of her life in the Brutus and Mentz areas. She was formerly employed at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Auburn and Dorothy ...

Rebecca Prevo

Rebecca “Becky” (Sugar) Prevo, 49, a 1981 Baker High School graduate, formerly of Baldwinsville and Cumming, GA, died June 29, 2012, in Bush, LA. She was predeceased by her father and sister, Richard and Amanda Sugar in 1983, and her ...

Gretchen Pearson

Gretchen Elaine Pearson, 62, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2012, at her home in Manlius after an eight-month fight with leukemia. Born in Boone, IA, she grew up in Harcourt, IA, and graduated from the University of Iowa. She worked ...

Dorothy H. McMahon

Dorothy H. (Sennett) McMahon, 94, of Marcellus, died on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Francis House in Syracuse, after a brief illness. Born on New Year’s Eve in 1917, Dot was raised in Syracuse, one of five children of Clarence ...

Loretta H. Waldt

Loretta H. Waldt of 3496 Hayes Road, Baldwinsville, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in her home. She was a retired machinist at Chrysler Corp. Mrs. Waldt is predeceased by her husband, Donald, a WWII Army beteran. Surviving are her children: ...

William D. Kortright

William “Bill” D. Kortright, 67, a lifelong resident of Syracuse, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at home after a long illness. Born in Syracuse on Thursday, Feb. 22, 1945, he was the son of Cornelius and Mary (Navin) Kortright. ...

Carmen N. Liberatore

Carmen N. Liberatore, 61, of Liverpool, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at his home. A life resident of the Syracuse area, Carmen was a musician since he was 12 years old. He was prominent in the Syracuse ...

Marian F. Polley

Marian F. Polley, 83, of Memphis, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in the Syracuse Home. Born in Syracuse, Marian lived in the Memphis area since 1948. She was the widow of Wilbur N. Polley who died in 1985. She was ...

Robert D. Kenny

Robert D. Kenny, 87, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. He was a WWII Navy veteran and retired from Whitacre Steel as an iron worker as well as a minor league umpire. After retirement he enjoyed umpiring, ...

William R. Raydo

William R. Raydo, 82, of Liverpool, a native of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at James Square Rehabilitative Nursing Home of Syracuse after a brief illness. Bill was born April 10, 1930 in Nanticoke, the son of the ...

Monica E. Thiele

Monica E. Thiele, 55, of Kirkville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Francis House after having fought long and hard with many ailments in recent years. She was born on March 13, 1957, the daughter of Karl and Eva ...

Horst T. Seibt

Horst T. Seibt, 83, longtime resident of Mattydale, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital. A native of Hannover, Germany, Horst was born to the late Theodore G. and Frida (Widler) Seibt. He retired in 1992 after 30 ...

Wanda M. Bernard

Wanda M. Bernard, 88, of Lind Ave. Mattydale, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Loretto Fahey. A native of Schenectady, Wanda resided in Mattydale for the past 80 years. She was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Gasiorowski) ...

Paul S. Edwards

Paul S. Edwards, 89, of Auburn, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Auburn Community Hospital. Born in Holland Patent, Paul lived in the Jordan-Elbridge area for several years before moving to Auburn. He retired from Rollaway Bearing Co. His wife ...

Carmelo Restuccio

Carmelo “Carmen” Restuccio, 88, of Phoenix passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Francis House. He was born in Oswego where he was raised and educated. Mr. Restuccio was a WWII Army veteran. Carmen retired from General Electric in ...

Debra J. Ryan

Debra J. Ryan, 45, of Clay, NY passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Deb was born on March 17, 1967 in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She worked for Sandoz ...

Raymond Weller

Raymond "Whitey" Weller, 86, of Baldwinsville, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Born in Lysander to his late parents, Lulu (Hammond) and Leslie Weller on May 11, 1922, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the ship USS ...

Daniel J. Finegan

Daniel James Finegan, 56, of Jamesville, passed away at home on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. on Aug. 24, 1956, to Helene Kuhn Finegan and Francis E. Finegan. A graduate of the SUNY College ...

Barbara Coates

Barbara Coates, beloved wife of the late Walter Coates, passed away on Aug. 18, 2012. She is survived by her children Carole Tuchrello, Susan Scott, Cheryl Armstrong, Christopher Coates and her six grandchildren. Services were held at the Robert D. ...

Stewart Cox

Stewart Cox, 101, of Syracuse, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at home. He was born on March 29, 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Reverend Charles and Henry Cox. Stewart grew up in Taunton at the “Old Home Place.” He married ...

Mary Malenczuk

Mary Malenczuk, 97, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born in Woonsocket, RI, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1914, she was the daughter of Nicolas Wecal and Rose Bukata Wecal. She graduated from Woonsocket ...

Wilma G. Moser

Wilma G. McManus Moser, 90, of Marcellus passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Cayuga County Nursing Home, Auburn. Wilma was born in Marcellus to the late Lorenzo Grant and Alice McManus. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal ...

Evelyn M. Horsford

Evelyn M. Horsford, 91, of Elbridge died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Born in Auburn, she and her late husband Carl owned and operated a farm in Marcellus. She was a member of the Marcellus United Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau ...

Bernard L. Townsend

Bernard L.Townsend, 89, of Marcellus, died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Born in Oneida, Bernie was the son of the late Lewis and Alice (Burns) Townsend. He was a 1941 graduate of Clinton High School and a 1942 graduate of ...

Charles Forchion

Charles Wesley Forchion, 69, of Marcellus passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Syracuse Home with his wife by his side. He was born to Melvin D. and Lucille M. Smith Forchion on June 19, 1943. Charles was a ...

Robert Petch

Fayetteville native Robert Petch passed away Aug. 23, 2012, in Anderson, SC. He was predeceased by his wife Marcia (Hall) Petch, his parents, Earl and Mary Creamer Petch, and brother James. He was born on July 26, 1925. He was ...

Betty A. Tryon

Talented dancer, loving mother, Betty A. Tryon, 88, passed away at home with family by her side on Sept. 8, 2012. The first born child of the late Earl and Susan Pulaski Tryon, Betty was a devoted mother to her ...

Leon J. Dombrowski

Leon J. Dombrowski, 90, of North Syracuse, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Born in Syracuse, he proudly served in WWII. Leon was a Pearl Harbor veteran and former VFW member. Leon retired from Niagara Mohawk as a gas ...

Marion Day

Marion “Jean” Day, 89, of Cicero, passed away quietly, at home on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, with family by her side. A lifetime resident of Cicero, Jean worked for several area employers including General Electric. She enjoyed traveling and gardening; ...

Cheryl A. Hurdman

Cheryl A. Hurdman, 55, a native of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, after a long illness. She is survived by her cousin, Jane Shupe. Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel. Calling hour: noon ...

Anne Bostley

Anne Bostley, of Liverpool, mother of Robert Bostley and Annemarie (Bostley) Lindau, mother-in-law to Herman Lindau, grandmother to Matthew Lawton Lindau and sister to Jim Scheutzow, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, and will be missed by all ...

Ralph A. Austin

Ralph A. Austin, 72, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Francis House after a brief illness. Ralph was a life resident of the Syracuse area and graduated from St. John the Baptist High School in ...

Avis B. Cummings

Avis B. Cummings, 99, of Jordan, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Seneca Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in East Syracuse on Thursday, June 26, 1913, she was the daughter of Edward Frank Pope and Frances Adell Case Pope. ...

Auriel Mason

Auriel "Susie" Stone Mason, 84, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at the Eastern Star Home in Oriskany. Susie worked as a bookkeeper, with her husband in FF Mason Plumbing and Heating, with Village Cleaners and lastly with M&N Plumbing Contractors. ...

Julia A. Sinay

Julia A. Barna Sinay, 101, of Syracuse left this earthly realm on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, to be with the Lord. Mrs. Sinay was born on April 23, 1911, on the family farm in Waymart, PA, the last surviving of ...

Dorothy M. Reeves

Dorothy M. Reeves, 88, of Baldwinsville, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. A 1941 graduate of Baldwinsville Academy, she spent her life raising nine children and as a partner in the creation and success of Reeves Farms. She was predeceased ...

Thomas K. Douglas

Thomas K. Douglas, 62, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. Thomas resided in Syracuse for most of his life and grew up on the North side. He was a 1969 graduate of Henninger High School. Thomas was employed ...

Hon. Albert E. Tait, Jr

Hon. Albert E. Tait, Jr., 86, of Cazenovia, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at his home. He was born in Bronxville, N.Y. He was an Army Air Corp Veteran of WWII and a graduate of the New York University College ...

Elsie M. Edwards

Elsie M. Edwards, 92, of Liverpool, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital. A Syracuse native, she graduated from Central High School and attended Syracuse Normal School. In 1982, she retired from Costello, Cooney and Fearon Law ...

Sidney Grumet

Sidney Grumet, 84, passed away on Sept. 8, 2012. in Palm Beach, Fla. He was born on Sept. 21, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Sidney was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He is predeceased by his wife of ...

Alfonso R. Pajarillo

Alfonso R. Pajarillo, 80, of Liverpool, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born in the Phillipines, he worked for SKF Corp. as an auditor. He also worked as a Position Controller for Certainteed Co., Carrier Corp., ...

Pearl Podolsky

Pearl Podolsky, 92, originally of Corona, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Birchwood Health Care Center in Liverpool. Pearl was a graduate of Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and worked as a stenographer for the Hotel ...

Virginia P. Anthony

Virginia P. Anthony, 90, of Camillus, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, with her loving family by her side. A devoted member of Holy Family Church and member of the Altar & Rosary Society, Virginia was ...

Robert R. Parsons

Robert R. Parsons, 85, of Liverpool, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at his home. He retired from Nationwide Insurance after 42 years of service. Robert was a town councilman for four years in Brewster, N.Y. He was a WWII ...

Abigail Hand

Abigail Curtiss Hand passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Cazenovia on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Gail was born in Staten Island, N.Y., the only child of Rodney and Mary Curtiss. Gail was a graduate of Cazenovia ...

Mitchell Murphy

Mitchell Murphy, a lifelong resident of Cazenovia, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. He was twenty years old. Born in Greenwich, CT, Mitch graduated from Manlius Pebble Hill School and attended New York University. His chosen field of ...

Mary H. Bowie

Mary H. “Sue” Bowie, 67, of Syracuse, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Born in Syracuse on Saturday, Jan.6, 1945, she was formerly employed by Syracuse University and was currently in sales. Surviving are several cousins. She was predeceased by ...

Juliana Grace Heisler

The Lord took our angel, Juliana Grace (DiFlorio) Heisler, born Thursday, May 24, 2012, unexpectedly and suddenly on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. A love no greater will there ever be. She leaves her family to cherish the greatest of joys ...

Josephine A. Shaughnessy

Josephine A. (O' Toole) Shaughnessy, 85, formerly of Liverpool, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. The daughter of Austin and Mary (O' Malley) O' Toole of Clinton, MA, Josephine graduated from Clinton HS in ...

Robert J. Kimball

Robert J. Kimball, 48, of West Monroe, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at his home. Robbie Grew up in the Valley section of Syracuse and has resided in West Monroe for the past 10 years. He was the son of ...

Stan Moul

Stan “Peach” Moul, 87, a lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Stan honorably served his country during two wars as a United States Marine. During WWII he was assigned to the battle cruiser USS ...

Arlene R. Cyphers

Arlene R. Cyphers, 95, of Auburn, formerly of Syracuse, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at The Centers at St. Camillus. She was born on Sunday, Oct. 15, 1916, and was the daughter of John Martlew Barrette and Mary Agnes ...

Mary S. Clark

Mary S. Clark, 71, of LaFayette, passed away peacefully Sept. 13, 2012, at home surrounded by the love of her family. Mary was born June 10, 1941, in Buffalo, to the late James and Dorothy Williams Schick. She graduated from ...

Richard L. Ford

Richard L. Ford, 69, of Baldwinsville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hosital. He was born in Auburn and was a 1961 graduate of Cato-Meridian High School. He moved to Baldwinsville in 1964 and was a drywall ...

Marion Casolare

Marion "Mo" Casolare, 61, resident of Kirkville for the past 11 years, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at home. Mo grew up in Rome and resided in the Syracuse area for 40 years before moving to Kirkville. She was the ...

Edward A. Cronauer, Jr.

Edward A. Cronauer, Jr., 86, of Federal Way, WA, formerly of Skaneateles and Camillus, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Born in Syracuse, he resided in Miami Springs, Fl for 25 years and retired from Pan American World Airlines in 1987. ...

Loretta C. Jackson

Loretta C. Jackson, 100, a longtime resident of Skaneateles Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, she was a 1932 graduate of the Auburn Nursing School and had worked at the former Auburn City Hospital and the Cayuga ...

H. Judson Gregory

H. Judson Gregory, 103, of Skaneateles died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. A life resident of Skaneateles he was a retired draftsman for Auburn Plastics. He was a graduate of RIT, enjoyed the outdoors and played semi-pro baseball in the 1930s. ...

William A. Scutt

William “Bill” A. Scutt, 70, of Lakeland, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, after a courageous 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer. A lifetime resident of the Solvay/Lakeland area, he was born Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1942, and was ...

Daniel Dowell

Daniel Roger Dowell, 59, of Jordan, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 10, 2012, in James Square after a courageous battle with a rare blood disorder. Daniel was born Dec. 8, 1952, spent his life in Jordan, ...

Thomas J. Bieber

Thomas J. Bieber, 46, beloved husband, father, and son, of Warners, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center after a year-long battle with leukemia. Born in Blue Island, Il. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1966, he ...

Henry J. Polech

Henry J. Polech, 53, of Liverpool passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, after a courageous battle with melanoma. Hank was a 1977 graduate of West Genesee High School and attended Cayuga Community College. Hank devoted his ...

Rudolf Stecher

Rudolf Stecher, 89, of Warners passed away at home Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 with his loving family at his side. He was born in Schnepfenbach, Germany and came to the U.S. in 1951 with his wife Emma. Rudy retired from ...

Mildred Goodsell

Mildred T. “Millie” Goodsell, 82, of Syracuse, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Born in Seneca Falls on Monday, February, 24 1930, she was the daughter of Harold B. Travis and Ruth Semple Travis. ...

Jane Annable

Jane Annable, 78, of Marcellus, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, surrounded by her family; her husband of 53 years Ronald; children Jack (Linda) of Nedrow, Bob (Donna) of Marcellus and Mary (Andy) Volcko of Marietta; five grandchildren; a nephew ...

Jeanne M. Raymond

Jeanne M. Raymond, 51, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully Sept. 27, 2012, at home surrounded by the love of her family after a brave battle with cancer. She was a graduate of F-M High School, OCC and received her bachelor’s ...

Bernard F. Kelly

Bernard F. “Bernie” Kelly, 84, of Jamesville, passed peacefully Sept. 25, 2012, at home with his family at his side. Bernie retired from the U.S. Postal Office in Manlius after 22 years of service. He served in the Army during ...

Thaddeus B. Oot, Jr.

Thaddeus B. Oot, Jr., Esq. “Ted”, 90, passed peacefully on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Syracuse on April 26, 1922, Ted was a life-long resident of the area. He settled in Solvay ...

Peter McCole

Peter Michael McCole of Mamaroneck, N.Y., died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at age 78, Peter was born on Sept. 29, 1933, to John and Elizabeth (Collins) McCole in the Bronx. Peter served and was honorably discharged from the United ...

Claire J. Godzac

Claire J. Godzac, 90, of Syracuse, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at St. Mary’s Home at Asbury Ridge, Erie, Penn. Born in Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 1, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Eunice (Moreau) ...

Patricia Lozott

Patricia Moore Lozott, 72, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at the home of her son in Baldwinsville. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was born on Sunday, Feb. 4, 1940 ...

Chester Kotyra

Chester "Chet" Kotyra, 85, of Solvay, passed away very peacefully at Kindred Hospital Clear Lake, Webster, Texas on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Born on Tuesday, May 31, 1927, he was the son of Joseph Kotyra ...

Susan A. Moore

Susan A. Moore, 58, of Cicero, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Rosewood Heights Nursing Home. A native of Clyde, NY, Susan was raised in Mattydale and resided in Kirkville for many years until moving to Cicero. She was a ...

Nancy S. Murphy

Nancy S. Murphy, 79 of Skaneateles passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Nancy was born on Dec. 27, 1932 in Skaneateles, the daughter of the late Harvey and Flora Smith. Nancy graduated from Skaneateles High School ...

Mark Cramer

Mark Charles Cramer, 50, of Cazenovia, died Sept. 15, 2012. Born in Syracuse, Mark had resided in Cazenovia since 2009. He was a Navy veteran. Mark attained a master’s degree from Syracuse University and was a contract computer specialist. Surviving ...

Daniel Warner

Daniel Warren Warner, 61, of Canon City, Colo., died Sept.13,2012. Surviving are his wife, Kayaudra Lynne of Manlius; his children, Wednesday Lynne(Greg) Hawf of Estes Park, CO., Daniel R. Warner of Lincoln, NE, Jennifer Rae (Chris)Lloyd of Eaton, Reuben D. ...

Dorothy Yeomans

Dorothy V. Wentling Yeomans, 86, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. She was a Syracuse native and had lived in North Syracuse since 1954. Mrs. Yeomans was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Charles "Harry" Yeomans on July 9, ...

Melvin H. Haselmayer

Melvin H. Haselmayer, 98, of North Syracuse, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Francis House. Born in Syracuse, he was a farmer for over 30 years on the family farm and was a self-employed trucker. Mr. Haselmayer was a ...

Beverly Klotz

Beverly Jane Klotz, 81, of Baldwinsville, beloved wife and mother, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, 2012. She was predeceased by her first husband, Fred White, Sr.; her sons Fred White, Jr. and Raymond (Brenda) White, and her sister Marietta ...

William E. Johnson

William E. Johnson, 70, of Baldwinsville passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Syracuse Home. He was born in Warners and lived in the Warners / Baldwinsville area all his life. William served in the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1959 ...

Charles H.S. Pace

Charles H.S. Pace, 82, of Cazenovia passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, after a brief illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. to Lawrence and Margaret Pace, he graduated from Meyers High School, Class of 1948 and ...

Suzanne Savage

Suzanne McCormick Savage, 87, of Providence, RI, died on Sept. 17, 2012, from complications of a stroke and Alzheimer’s. She resided for many years in her home on Wynridge Road in Fayetteville. Suzanne was born in Chicago, IL on July ...

Mary Merrill

Mary Tracy Merrill, 78, of Mud Mill Road in Brewerton, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at home. A native of the Bronx, Mary resided in Mattydale for many years raising her family before she moved to Brewerton in 1987. She ...

Clifford J. Shane

A noted Syracuse athlete of his day, Clifford J. Shane, 94, of Skaneateles died peacefully at home last Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, with wife Mary Kate and daughter Susan at his side. He graduated from North High School on the ...

Ernest W. Bishop

Ernest W. “Ernie” Bishop, 82, of Liverpool, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, surrounded by his family. In his early days he was a baseball player in the minor leagues. Ernie was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. ...