unknown - January 5, 2013
Dorothy Champlain Aitchison, 90, of Syracuse passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at James Square Health & Rehabilitation Centre. Born in Syracuse on Monday, Jan. 16, 1922, she was the daughter of Paul E. Champlain and Lora Elizabeth (Kasson) Champlain. A lifetime resident of the Howlett Hill area, she was secretary for the Marcellus Central School District for more than 50 years, retiring in 1994. Dorothy was a life member of the Howlett Hill Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed flower gardening, birds, knitting, crocheting and reading.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Carl; brothers, Kasson and Hoyt Champlain; and niece, Sally Champlain.
Surviving are her nephews, Robert Champlain of Camillus and Howard (Cheryl) Champlain of Endwell; niece, Margaret Champlain of Camillus; great-nieces, Julia (Michael) Gauzza, Mary (Tom) Humphrey, Lora Champlain, Catherine (Steve) Emery, Melinda (Andy) Ferber and Pamela Champlain; cousin, Mickey (Adele) Kasson; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services followed at 7 p.m. with Rev. Robert Emery officiating. Dorothy will be laid to rest in the spring at Howlett Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Howlett Hill Fire Department, 3384 Howlett Hill Rd., Syracuse, NY 13215. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.