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Isabelle Breen

Isabelle "Izzy" F. Breen, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Upstate Hospital following a stroke. Izzy was loved by many and had a way of making friends wherever she went. Born on May 6, 1924 and raised ...

Patricia Seger

Patricia Anne Seger, 81, of Indiantown, Fla., passed away Monday July 29, 2013 at her daughter’s house surrounded by family in Mechanicsburg, PA. Patricia was born in Towanda, PA, to Edward and Anna Conklin on May 10, 1932. She attended ...

Richard T. Matthews

Richard T. Matthews, 67, of Skaneateles, passed away on July 27, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Queens, N.Y. to Joseph and Dorothy, he relocated to Central New York in 1970 and has resided in Skaneateles for ...

Katharine Fuess

Katharine Louise Fuess (Wissler) was released from her body, which gave up before her mind and spirit, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, after a long battle with diabetes and kidney failure. Born in Baldwinsville to Winifred and Frederick W. Fuess Jr., ...

Brian L. Beaumont

Brian L. Beaumont, 38, of Jordan, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Surviving: his wife, Michelle M.; two daughters, Taylor Solomon and Kendra Beaumont; a son Aydin Beaumont; mother Judy (Carl Scanlon) Beaumont; brother Bob (Michelle) Beaumont; mother and father ...

Helen F. Grant

Helen F. Grant, 95, formerly of Fairmount Hills, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at her home at Forest View, East Fayette St. Syracuse, where she lived since 2009. Born in McDonough, she moved to Fairmount in 1956 and retired ...

Alice W. Gurnsey

Alice W. Gurnsey (Roraback), loving mother and grandmother, 84, of Kirkville, passed away peacefully July 30, 2013, at Elderwood Health Care at Birchwood. Born in Utica, she graduated from Ellis Hospital School of Nursing in Schenectady and received a BS ...

Richard Baker

Richard M. "Ricky" Baker, 29, of Tucson passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Tucson. Surviving are his mother, Charlene A. Boyce-Baker; his father, Kevin E. Baker; his paternal grandmother, Betty Baker; three sisters, Teresa, Elizabeth, Jennifer; a brother, Patrick; ...

William L. Fadden, Jr.

William L. Fadden, Jr., 59, of Hanley Road in Liverpool, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at University Hospital surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill grew up in North Syracuse on Crestwood Drive and ...

Margaret Lormand

Margaret Ellen (“Peg”) Mondrick Lormand, 59, died peacefully on July 23, 2013, surrounded by her family in her home in Manlius after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Peg was born in Rome, N.Y. on Jan. 12, 1954, to Gwendolyn ...

George T. Failey III

George T. Failey III, 85, of Minoa, passed away peacefully July 24, 2013 at home surrounded by his family, following a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Brooklyn, George was the son of the late George T. and Frances ...

Harold N. Fields

Harold N. Fields, 84, of Baldwinsville, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at Seneca Hill Manor, Oswego. He was born in Watertown and has lived in the Baldwinsville area most of his life. He was an Army veteran of the ...

Marjorie B. Wilson

Marjorie B. Wilson, 92, of DeWitt, passed away July 29, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Marjorie is predeceased by her husband, George; her sister, Edith and brother, George. She is survived by her son, Charles and his wife, Patricia; granddaughter, ...

Barbara Mosher

Barbara (Blackwood) Mosher, 59, of Cazenovia, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013. She attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School and Powelson Business Institute. She worked for New York state at Camp Georgetown Correctional Facility for 33 years. She is survived by ...

Frederick Fais

Frederick William Fais, 88, of New Woodstock, passed away at his home on July 22, 2013, with his wife of 63 years and daughters by his side. He was born on July 26, 1924, to Nina Green and Oscar Biddle ...

Edward J. Radlowski

Edward J. Radlowski, 89, longtime resident of Syracuse, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Crouse Hospital. Edward grew up in New York Mills where he graduated from high school. He attended Utica College of Syracuse University and attended Penn State ...

Charles N. Beckendorf, III

Charles N. Beckendorf, III, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Born in Scranton, PA, he attended Annapolis Naval Academy and later graduated from Keystone Junior College. Charles was a chief clerk with the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad and ...

Roger M. Leppard

Roger M. Leppard, 66, of Baldwinsville, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Kingston Hospital. He was born in Syracuse and was a native of Baldwinsville where he graduated in 1965 from C. W. Baker High School. He served in ...

Helen Glowacki

Helen F. Glowacki, 71, of Sunnycrest Road, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Center. Helen was a native of Borodino, N.Y., and grew up in Cato for 10 years before residing in Syracuse for most ...

Lois Potter

Lois Adaline Potter (Jones), of North Port, Fla., and formerly of Brewerton, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2013 to reunite with her husband George “Dutch” Potter. Lois was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Syracuse to the late Myra (O’Hare) ...

Rudy Carlson

Rudy Carlson, 97, of Syracuse, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Loretto Cunningham. Born in Proctor, VT, he lived in the New England area before moving to Syracuse in 1965. Rudy was a graduate of Proctor High School and ...

Petronella Kaczmarek

Petronella “Pat” C. Kaczmarek, 89, of Solvay, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Born in Nanticoke, PA, she lived in Solvay since 1942 and was a communicant of Holy Family Church. Pat was devoted ...

Gloria A. Bersito

Gloria A. Bersito passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Crouse Hospital. Born in Delhi, N.Y., she resided in Baldwinsville. Gloria was pre deceased by her husbands Leonard M. Loizzo and Frank A. Bersito, and a son Leonard J. ...

David A. Widrick

David A. Widrick, 77, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at home. Born in Croghan, he lived in Camillus for 53 years and was an army veteran. He retired in 2000 after 35 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. ...

Thomas W. Eskholme

Thomas W. Eskholme, 85, of Marcellus, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Van Duyn Home and Hospital, Syracuse. Born in Brooklyn, Tom lived many years in Syracuse before moving to Marcellus in 1968. He worked 23 years for Chrysler’s New ...

Cynthia J. Holton

Cynthia J. Holton, 71, of Baldwinsville, passed away Monday Aug. 5, 2013. She worked for Stroehman as a manager for many years. Surviving: her husband, Earl K. Jr.; a daughter, Tammy L. Holton; a son Earl K. III; a sister, ...

James W. McDonald

James W. “Jim” McDonald, III, 68 died at his home in Fabius on Aug. 5, 2013. A native of Syracuse, Jim graduated from St. John the Evangelist High School, LeMoyne College (1967) and with an MBA from Syracuse University. He ...

Robert E. Schwarz

Robert E. Schwarz, 90, of Camillus, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a graduate of Most Holy Rosary School and a member of the ...

Suzanne MacClurg

Suzanne (Darling) MacClurg, 76 of Marcellus, formerly of Fox Point, Wisc., died peacefully Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Suzie was a graduate of Milwaukee Downer Seminary. She attended the University of Colorado and Wisconsin, and retired from JCPenney. Suzie enjoyed playing ...

Louise A. Naylor

Louise A. Naylor, 96, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Iroquois Nursing Home. A native of Lowell, Mass., she had lived in the Fayetteville Manlius area for many years. She received her Bachelors of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from ...

Dorothy A. Biven

Dorothy A. Biven, 84, of Minoa, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She was born in Fanwood, N.J., on Sept. 9, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Loretta Golden. She ...

Shirley H. Pawlewitz

Shirley H. Pawlewitz, 79, of Libby Street in Liverpool, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Our beloved mom, wife, sister, aunt and grandmother, Shirley Pawlewitz, was taken from our family and her loving husband of 57 years Clary. Shirley ...

Bernice Ash

Bernice E. (Sarna) Ash, 83, of Clay passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Buckley Landing in North Syracuse. She was born in Syracuse and has resided in the Clay area all of her life. She retired in 1997 after ...

Linda Kehl

Linda Joyce Kehl, 66, of Cicero, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Francis House. Born in Syracuse to the late Joseph M. and Julia F. Botz Clayton, she was also predeceased by her sister Judith in 1962. She graduated ...

Stephanie Baron

Before her passing on July 30, 2013, Stephanie (Pookie) Morgan Baron forged an 18-year-old path of laughter, compassion, and generosity which continued even in death as an organ donor. Born on Aug. 29, 1994 in Syracuse to Julie Baron and ...

Ruth Merkle

Ruth Merkle left this world peacefully on Aug. 2, 2013. Ruth was born in Stuttgart, Germany, came to the US to raise her children in Pompey, N.Y., and retired to Florida. She is predeceased by her husband, John and her ...

David Bigsby

David “Bryan” Bigsby, 40, of Syracuse, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he graduated from West Genesee High School and was a Marine Corps. veteran. Bryan was owner ...

Elizabeth A. Sweezey

Elizabeth A. Sweezey, 95, formerly of 208 Hyland Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at James Square in Syracuse. Elizabeth was a native of Sherburne, NY, and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine (Newman) Dromgoole. Elizabeth became ...

Maureen A. Peck

Maureen A. Peck, 75, formerly of 131 North Edwards St., died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Loretto Nursing Home. Maureen grew up in Syracuse and was the last surviving daughter born to the late Richard N. and Mary (Snyder) Peck. ...

Greta Renfro

Greta Grinnell Renfro, 88, of Skaneateles, died Saturday Aug. 3, 2013. Born in Amber, she had retired from Robtron Co. formerly of Skaneateles and had been an Avon representative for over 25 years. She was a member of the United ...

Marilyn Trask

Marilyn Trask, 70, of Pennellville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, with her family by her side. Also known as “Gran” to many in the area, she cared for her grandchildren as well as several other children on ...

Rosemary Smegelsky

Rosemary Smegelsky, 90, died peacefully in her sleep Aug. 3, 2013, in DeWitt. She was born in Oswego. Rosemary was a volunteer with the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary for over 20 years and worked for Ernst and Ernst in Syracuse ...

Harvey Dunn

Harvey Dunn, 89, of Kirkville, passed away Aug. 2, 2013, at home with his family. He had worked for Brown Fuel in Minoa and retired from the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. He was a member of the Kirkville United Methodist Church, ...

Mary Snow

Mary Alice Snow, 84, of Baldwinsville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at home with her loving family by her side. She was a native of Baldwinsville and a 1947 graduate of the Baldwinsville Academy. Surviving are her husband of ...

Horace Whiteley, Jr. MD

Horace William “Hod” Whiteley, Jr. MD , 84 of Chestertown, Maryland, and Lyman Island, Charleston Lake, Ontario, died Wednesday July 31, 2013, peacefully at his home. He was the son of Dr. Horace Whiteley and Sylvia Baker Whiteley of Jordan. ...

Clifford Graham

Clifford “Randy” Graham, aka 1-800-Randy, 65, of Manlius, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Francis House. He was born in Syracuse on May 11, 1948, and graduated from Fayetteville-Manlius High School. He served with the U.S. Navy from ...

William L. MacCombie

William L. MacCombie, 68, of Kirkville, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, with his children by his side. Born in Minoa, he was a lifelong resident of Kirkville. William drove truck for many years for Vitale’s. He was predeceased ...

Daniel M. Luczyski

Daniel M. Luczyski, 64, of Jamesville, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Crouse Hospital with his wife by his side. Born on March 8, 1949, he graduated from Jamesville-DeWitt High School and Loyola University in Montreal. During his ...

Margaret Durgey

Margaret Mary (Goode) Durgey, 80 of Fayetteville, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, after a long illness. Margaret attended Powelson Business School and worked for Niagara Mohawk for 15 years. She was a parishioner at Holy Cross Church. Margaret liked to ...

Howard A. Haffenden

Howard A. Haffenden, 91, of Jamesville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at University Hospital. He was born in Syracuse, the son of the late Howard and Elizabeth Haffenden. He graduated from Jamesville High School and attended SUNY ...

Beverly J. Christiansen

Beverly J. Vining Christiansen, 76, of East Syracuse passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. She was born in Cincinnatus. Beverly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and enjoyed crafts. She is survived by her husband of 56 ...

Eleanor Duke

Eleanor Reith (Hamlin) Duke, of Liverpool, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Beloved mother, wife, sister, aunt and grandmother, Eleanor was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Hamlin and her second husband, Alec Duke. She is survived by her two ...

Albert Kaval, Jr.

Albert George Kaval Jr., 55, of Baldwinsville, passed away on Aug. 10, 2013. Al was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and grew up in Massapequa Park, N,Y. He moved to the Syracuse area in 1991 and together with his beloved wife, ...

Helena Ozark

Helena Ozark 93 of Memphis died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in St. Joseph’s Hospital following a brief illness. Born in New Jersey, Lena lived in VanBuren for the past several years. She was employed as a decorator at Syracuse China ...

Elizabeth Bartella

Elizabeth “Betty” Calcary Bartella, 94, of Solvay, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at Iroquois Nursing Home with her two children at her side. Born and raised in Austria, she moved to the Solvay-Fairmount area in the late 1920s. Betty ...

Mary Jane Davis

Mary Jane “MJ” Davis, 90, of Solvay, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. Born and raised in Syracuse, Mary Jane lived in Fairmount, Manlius and Lakeland, Fla., before moving to Solvay in 2002. ...

Sterling Brisbin, Jr.

Sterling Grant Brisbin Jr., 58, of Oakton, VA, died of melanoma on Aug. 7, 2013. He was born in Stamford, CT, and moved with his family to Cazenovia in 1962. He attended local schools and graduated from Kent. He received ...

John E. Graves

John E. Graves, 64, of Cazenovia, died Aug. 5, 2013, at Loretto. John was born in Syracuse, the son of the late Charles and Marie Graves. John was an auto body technician for Lou Petrella’s in McGraw. Besides his parents, ...

Glenora Radley

Glenora Irene Sherman Radley, 94, of East Syracuse, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. at Loretto. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Ralph S. Radley in 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Glenora Rosen of Geneva; ...

Nicholas G. Halliday

Nicholas G. Halliday, 28, of Centennial, CO, formerly of Baldwinsville, passed away on Aug. 10, 2013. Nicholas was born July 26, 1985, in Syracuse, the son of James and Amy Burrows Halliday. He graduated from Paul V. Moore High School ...

Steven T. Sears

Steven T. Sears, 40 of Phoenix passed away suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A life-long Syracuse area resident, he had resided in Phoenix for the past 10 years. Steve was currently ...

Kay S. Logan

Kay S. (Songer) Logan, 76, of Skaneateles, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Born in Syracuse, she was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her love and devotion to family was most important. Many lives were touched by her ...

Winifred S. Byrne

Winifred S. Byrne “Winnie” passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Francis House in Syracuse. Winnie grew up on the west side of Syracuse and attended St. Patrick’s High School. She graduated from the Eastman School of Dental Hygiene in ...

Jane Davis

Jane Davis, 93, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Jane was born on Dec. 16, 1919, the daughter of Arthur and Hazel Hooper. She was a graduate of Syracuse University and married Stewart Davis in 1946. Jane has resided ...

Robert D. Morris

Robert D. Morris, 72, of Clay, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at home. Bob grew up on the north side of Syracuse and attended North Syracuse High School. He resided on Bonstead Road in Clay for the past 25 years ...

Stephanie L. Broska

Stephanie L. Broska, 63, of Baldwinsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at home. She was a life long resident of Baldwinsville and a 1968 graduate of C.W. Baker High School. She was a home health aide for CareGivers ...

Thomas R. Fox

Thomas R. Fox, 73, of Marcellus, passed away Aug. 13, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Troy, N.Y. After graduating from Syracuse University, he taught physics at West Genesee High School for ...

Terry Loftus

Terry David Loftus, 74, of the village of Camillus, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at James Square Health & Rehabilitation Centre. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a graduate of Hoosac High School in Hoosick, N.Y., ...

Eleanore S. Kinslow

Eleanore S. Kinslow, 86, of Aurora, CO, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Denver, CO. She grew up in the Syracuse area before moving out of state and was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Bolanowski) Hanus. ...

Donald Way

Donald Carroll Way, 91, of Carriage House Circle, Cazenovia, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. He was born March 8, 1922 in the town of Cazenovia, a son of Carroll and Lena Porter Way. ...

Levi R. Blouir

Levi R. Blouir, 95, formerly of Skaneateles Falls, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Born in Brave, PA, he was retired from the Consolidated Gas Corp. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and member of the Valentine Meyer American ...

Margaret L. Crosman

Margaret L. Crosman (Margie), 93, died at her home Aug. 9, 2013 in Skaneateles. Born in Syracuse, she was the daughter of Judge Edmund H. Lewis and Laura Strong Lewis. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Crosman, children, ...

Nancy Tuttle

Nancy Jean Tuttle, 87, of Chittenango, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, under the loving care she received for the past three months at Summit Elder Lodge in Moravia, N.Y. Nancy was the beloved wife of 62 years ...

Vivian C. Tymko

Vivian C. (Webster) Tymko, 96, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Vivian was born and raised in Syracuse. After the death of her husband in 1952, William Tymko, she worked to raise ...

Elizabeth Wightman

Elizabeth “Betty” (Coolican) Wightman, of Fairmount passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Community Hospital with her family by her side. Betty was born and raised in Syracuse, and was a graduate of Most Holy Rosary High School where ...

Patricia A. Quigley

Patricia A. Quigley, 86, of North Syracuse, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward F. Quigley in 2005. She leaves behind her brother, Jim (Denise) Turney; sister, Alice Hale; six children, ...

Hallie Bowser

Hallie Kartluke Bowser, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Stowe, VT where she had recently moved. Born in Wharton, NJ, she grew up and attended school in Knoxville, TN and Virginia Intermont College. She was ...

John J. Machan

John J. Machan, 79, of Syracuse, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center, Auburn. Born in Jordan the son Sidney and Frances McLane Machan, John lived in Syracuse for the past several years. He was ...

Eunice Colle

Eunice Lange Colle, 85, of Camillus, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Born in Le Roy, she lived in Camillus since 1964. She was a graduate of LeRoy High School and employed by Community ...

Carole A. Rerick

Carole A. Rerick passed away Aug. 17, 2013. Carole was born April 1, 1938 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Syracuse and lived in the city until moving to Chittenango in 1954. She returned to Syracuse in the early 1960s and ...

Louise Wilson

“Ricky" Louise Richardson Wilson of Marcellus passed on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Iroquois Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 3, 1930 in Syracuse.. She Graduated from SUNY Cortland and was employed as a physical ...

Matthew J. Sorber

Matthew J. Sorber 26 formerly of Jordan passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Mt. Nebo, W.Va where he had been living. Born in Syracuse Matt, grew up in the Jordan- Cross Lake area. He attended Jordan-Elbridge High School and ...

John Place

John Richard Place, 78, of Baldwinsville, passed away on Aug. 19, 2013. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Hillview Community Baptist Church in Baldwinsville. A private burial will be held at a later date. John was born ...

James A. Hall

James A. Hall, 73, of Tennessee and Webster, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 in Rochester. He was a Navy veteran and an electrician for Eastman Kodak. Surviving are his wife, the former Joan Grandin; sons, David, Robert and Jerry; sisters, ...

Leonard A. Fabian, Jr.

Leonard A. Fabian, Jr., 28, of Baldwinsville, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. He was a native of Baldwinsville and a 2004 graduate of C.W. Baker High. Jr. worked for McQuay International. He coached Upwards Basketball Youth at ...

Jeanne Jolliffe

Jeanne “Nina” (Pridday) Jolliffe, 82, of Manlius, died peacefully at home on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, with loved ones beside her. Nina was born in White Plains, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph E. and Mary (Mollie) Pridday and grew up ...

Thomas M. Hanley

Thomas M. Hanley, 65, of Baldwinsville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at University Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Gouverneur, and resided with his wife on Youngs Road in Star Lake for most of his life before moving to ...

Susan A. Fairclough

Susan A. Fairclough, 92, died peacefully at her home in North Syracuse on Aug. 16, 2013. Born to Ralph and Rose Casbarra on May 15, 1921, she was predeceased by her husband, Carl C. Fairclough in 2007. Graduating from Crouse ...

Kenneth Kammer

Kenneth Karol Kammer, 79, of Manlius, passed on to the Lord with family and friends nearby on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. He was born March 31, 1934, the son of John and Bertha Kammer. Kenneth was married to Phyllis Ann ...

James Dietz

James Parker Dietz, 87, former resident of Skaneateles, died peacefully in Durham, N.C., on June 20, 2013 from complications of heart disease. James was born in Mill Hall, PA, was a graduate of Penn State University, attended Syracuse University, and ...

Mary Lou Kraetz

Mary Lou (Weil) Kraetz, of Skaneateles, beloved wife of Richard J. Kraetz Sr., died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 after a brief illness. She was 84. Born in Buffalo to Raymond Ph. Weil, Sr. and Emma Austin Weil., she is survived ...

Kenneth F. Gates, Jr.

Kenneth F. Gates Jr. (aka Gatec), 73, of Fenner, passed away Aug. 10, 2013, at Oneida City Hospital. Born in Chittenango, he lived his life in Perryville and Fenner. He served in the Army and spent time in Germany. He ...

Joan A. Spink

Joan A. Spink, 79, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Recently of North Syracuse, she previously resided in Washingtonville (Orange County) for 52 years. She served on the board of elections, enjoyed jury duty and was director of tourism for ...

Marie J. Pike

Marie J. Heins Pike, 92, of North Syracuse, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Iroquois Nursing Home. She graduated from North Syracuse High School and went on to marry her beloved husband, Donald, ...

Robert E. Schwarz

Robert E. Schwarz, 90, of Camillus, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a graduate of Most Holy Rosary School and a member of the ...

Michael O'Connor

Michael J. O'Connor, 53, formerly of Syracuse, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Born in West Carthage, he lived in Syracuse most of his life until moving to Chicago. Michael was a construction worker and formerly employed by ...

Margaret Brisson

Margaret Mary Kelly “Peg” Brisson, of Camillus, died peacefully at Loretto on Aug. 15, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. Peg Brisson was born in 1932 in Beverly, MA, the daughter of Irish Immigrants, Tom and Bridie Kelly. Peg always ...

Jean Gorham

Jean Wright Gorham 88 of Elbridge, surrounded by her family went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Born to Fred and Nellie (Cottle) Wright on Feb. 21, 1925 in Hartlot, NY Jean was a life ...

George C. Uhlig

George C. Uhlig, 92, of Fayetteville, died peacefully Aug. 24, 2013, at Crouse Hospital. George was born in Canastota and worked for Prosperity Company and Syracuse Supply Co. He served in the Army during WWII and fought in the Battle ...

Dorothy Simmons

Dorothy "Dot" J. Simmons, 90, of East Syracuse, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Loretto Cunningham in Syracuse. A native of Worchester, PA, Dot resided in East Syracuse for over 70 years and was the daughter of the late Clarence ...

John Wales

John Thayer Wales “Whaler,” 70, of Camillus, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at home. He was born in New Britain, CT, and graduated from Nichols College in 1967 with a degree in business management. John was a pharmaceutical ...

Robert M. Bertrand

Robert M. Bertrand, 89, of North Syracuse, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. He was a 1942 graduate of Eastwood High School and a 1949 graduate of Syracuse University. Bertrand served in Italy during ...

Lieutenant Commander Richard Jones

Lieutenant Commander Richard N. Jones, USN (Retired) 78, of Baldwinsville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 at St. Josephs Hospital. He was born in Plainfield, NJ and attended Plainfield High School. He joined the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in 1957 ...

John H. Miller

John H. Miller, of Minoa, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20 after a long battle with lung cancer. He and his wife Joan had retired to Minoa several years ago; the home of Rich and Jeri McKenna (daughter and son-in-law) and ...

Robert Rice

Robert Elwood Rice, 84, of Redfield, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at McHarrie Pointe, Baldwinsville. Born and raised in Fulton, he lived in Syracuse before moving to Conway, SC and spent his summers in Redfield. He was a graduate ...

Kristen P. Ralph

Kristen P. Ralph, 64, of Fayetteville passed away Aug. 26, 2013, at home. Born in Syracuse, Kristen graduated from Manlius Pebble Hill School and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University, graduating cum laude. Kris began an exciting ...

Shirley J. Jackson

Shirley J. Jackson, 75, of Camillus, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she adored her grandchildren and loved cooking and watching the cooking shows. Surviving are ...

Christina Page

Christina Falisi Page beloved mother and mother-in-law of Tina and Peter Fietta and Dr. Ralph Page, grandmother of Christopher Fietta and Frank and R.J. Page; wife of the late Frank L. Page, died Aug. 11, 2013, quietly after a long ...

Willie Kiernan

The world has lost a brilliant, loving man. On July 10, 2013, Willie Kiernan passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He died surrounded by his family, who will always remember him for the love in his heart, the ...

Patricia Bonczek

Patricia Marie O'Reilly Bonczek, 82, of North Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. She enjoyed gardening, doted on her children and grandsons and loved her dog, Lady. Victor J. Bonczek, her husband of 59 years, predeceased her on July ...

Mary Kretschmer

Mary Alice "Meme" Kretschmer, 79, of North Syracuse, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at home after a long illness, surrounded by her family. She was born to the late John C. and Grace F. (Resch) Chase in Syracuse, New York ...

Helen R. Swanberry

Helen R. Swanberry, 88, died peacefully Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, 2013 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Elbridge. She was a graduate of Elbridge Central School, and a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Jordan. She is ...

Kylie Popps

Kylie Rose Popps, infant daughter of Brianna Popps and Tyler Scholl, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, William and Joanne Scholl of Solvay; maternal grandmother, Mary Kay Corcoran ...

Michael J. Adams

Michael J. Adams, 65, of Syracuse, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in the VA Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Syracuse, Mike lived in Skaneateles Falls for a time. He retired in May from Express Tire and formerly ...

Marion E. Peters

Marion E. Peters, 79, of Minoa, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. She was a nurse’s aid for many years at Minoa Nursing Home. Marion was predeceased by her parents William Peters and Daisy Myers Peters as well as ...

Roger Cross, Jr.

On July 25, 2013, Roger Cross, Jr passed away at Penney Farms Retirement Community in Florida. He was born January 17, 1926 in Fayetteville, NY. In 1944, he enlisted in the Naval Air Corp V-5 program. He was a Cornell ...

Maria Saumier

Maria M. (Herzog) Saumier, 53, of Liverpool, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, with her family by her side after fighting a long battle with lung cancer. Maria grew up on the North side of Syracuse where she graduated from ...

Nola Reeves

Nola M. Reeves, 73, of West Monroe, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital. A native of Delphi Falls, N.Y., Nola resided in West Monroe since 1976. She was a 1957 graduate of Fabius Pompey High School and ...

Margaret Falso

Margaret L. (Ortado) Falso peacefully went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug, 18, 2013. She was home at the Nottingham and was surrounded by her family. Margaret was born on December 22, 1924 to Mary F. and ...

George Harrold

George Burton Harrold, 83, of Manlius, passed away at home on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Born on June 27, 1930, in Geneva, he earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering and has worked for GE and as an Adjunct Professor ...

Alice Steckel Ruth

Liverpool

Alice (Steckel) Ruth, 98, formerly of Bethlehem, PA, passed away on Aug. 16 at Elderwood (Birchwood) in Liverpool. Survived by her son Robert and his wife, Donna, of Liverpool, their daughter, Renee (Stephen) Cole of Vail, AZ, and granddaughter Sara ...