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Burns Garfield Funeral Home, Inc.

Burns-Garfield Funeral Home is in its 5th generation of funeral service to the families of Syracuse, Fayetteville, Manlius and Dewitt, New York. We are still committed to offering our families first class service at reasonable and affordable prices. Besides offering traditional funerals we also offer cremation services, graveside services, Home Funerals and Outdoor Funerals at our location on 3175 E. Genesee St. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. We also offer both pre-funded and pre-recorded Pre-arrangement.We realize that most families don't really know all the options available to them, wether it be Cremation or Burial the possibilities are limitless. Our goal is to make you aware so that all the emotional needs are met for all those bidding farewell to the deceased. Remember it is always appropriate to honor the wishes of the deceased, and that the service itself is for the living.

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Our Obituaries

Gertrude Williamson

September 5, 1932 - November 9, 2019

Trudy Williamson, 87, formerly of Ferndale, Michigan died on November 9, 2019 in Syracuse, NY. Trudy was born in Mariana, Arkansas where she lived for several years with her grandmother & grandfather (Lula & Albert) before moving to Ferndale, MI to be with her parents (Estella and Jack). She was formally educated in Ferndale — a city that forms part of the Detroit metropolitan area —...
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Joseph R. Pacheco II

July 9, 1965 - October 23, 2019

A much loved husband, father and friend, Joseph R. Pacheco II, 54, of East Syracuse, NY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 23 at 4:57 pm with his loving family and close friends at his side. As everyone knows, Joe has been battling heart and lung challenges for many years. He successfully beat the Hodgkin's Lymphoma he was diagnosed with in 1996. The LVAD he received in 2015 was a...
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H. Richard Hellstrom

March 22, 1928 - October 19, 2019

H. Richard Hellstrom, MD, 91, of Fayetteville passed away October 19, 2019 following surgery in the Upstate Medical Center. The son of his late parents Evertt A. and Rhoda (nee Kempfer) Hellstrom, he was born on March 22, 1928 in Marianna, Pennsylvania. In 1949, he received his under graduate degree from Waynesburg College followed by a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1952. ...
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Michael Piscitell

August 9, 1952 - October 6, 2019

Michael P. Piscitell, 67, of DeWitt, NY, passed away Sunday October 6, 2019 in his home. He was born in Syracuse, NY and graduated from LeMoyne College in 1975 and had a successful career in Accounting before retiring in 2017. He was a loving and generous son, brother, husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, tinkering with and fixing things,...
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Sophia Copanas

March 2, 1924 - September 21, 2019

Sophia Copanas (nee Thanos), 95, our loving, adventurous and independent minded mother, a life long resident of Syracuse, New York, passed away on September 21, 2019. Sophia was predeceased by her dearly loved husband of 70 years, Peter Nicholas and her brother Daniel Thanos of Cleveland, Ohio. She is survived by her sons Christopher of St Petersburg, Florida, George of Los Angeles,...
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Nat Reidel

June 12, 1947 - September 14, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Nathaniel Christian Reidel (Nat) passed away after battling pancreatic cancer. Nat was born on June 12, 1947 in Syracuse, NY to Joseph and Lillian Reidel. He graduated from Pebble Hill and received a degree from Curry College. Nat enjoyed life to the fullest and will always be remembered for his funny stories and the laughter that he brought to everyone. He...
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Donald R. Waful

April 8, 1916 - September 12, 2019

Donald R. Waful died Thursday September 12th at the VA Hospital in Syracuse, NY at the age of 103. Don was born in Newark, NY in 1916. His family moved to Syracuse when he was three. He became a member of the Reformed Church at the age of five and remained a member for 98 years. He graduated from Syracuse in 1937 and received his Masters degree from the Maxwell School of Political Science in 1939...
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David Ward

August 15, 1948 - September 10, 2019

David B. Ward of the Cortland area passed away September 10, 2019. Born August 15, 1948 in Canastota, the son of David and Hilda Ward. David loved life and lived it to the fullest as he enjoyed taking road trips to local vineyards, fruit stands and small shops. He had a passion for gardening, home building projects and collecting antiques. David and his wife Marsha owned The Village Lamp Shop...
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Joan Ripley Banks

January 1, 1950 - August 23, 2019

Joan Ripley Banks, born January 1, 1950 in Hamilton NY, died at home in Syracuse on August 23, 2019. She was a graduate of Morrisville College and worked as a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years. Her career reflected her commitment and care for others. Joni saw the dignity and value in each human life and met every challenge with empathy and compassion. She retired from Hospice of CNY. ...
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Ruth Emma Emmons

January 15, 1928 - August 13, 2019

Ruth Emma Emmons, 91, passed away August 13 at the Iroquois Nursing Home. Born is Syracuse the daughter of Albert C. and Emma M. Emmons. Ruth was a graduate of Nottingham High School, Buffalo State Teachers College and earned a Master's Degree in Education from Syracuse University. She spent 32 years in the Syracuse City School District as a dedicated and loyal kindergarten teacher, who...
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Benzy Harfosh

March 24, 1925 - August 9, 2019

"Benzy" Harfosh, age 94, passed away peacefully at the Nottingham Nursing Facility on August 9, 2019, surrounded by her family. She will always be remembered for the love she gave to her extended family and hosting countless family celebrations. Benzy always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Benzy graduated from Solvay High School where she was an all-star athlete for the girl's...
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David Vartabedian

October 30, 1937 - August 4, 2019

David J. Vartabedian of Syracuse, NY passed away suddenly at his home on August 4. David grew up in Somerville, MA and graduated with a business degree from Boston University. He later served as a pilot in the Air Force. David spent a large portion of his career working for Conagra. Most recently, David ran his own advertising business, Spectator Sports Marketing. David was a beloved father...
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Catherine Lewish Sharak

May 26, 1917 - August 1, 2019

Catherine Rose Lewish Sharak , 102, passed away peacefully Thursday August 1, 2019 at Menorah Park. Catherine lived at Menorah Park in DeWitt. Born in Jersey City, NJ., the daughter of Gregory and Tekla Lewush, she was raised with a family of ten children in Elmira, NY. A graduate of Elmira Notre Dame Catholic High School with scholastic honors, and the Elmira Business School. Catherine...
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Peggy Owens

August 8, 1939 - July 29, 2019

Peggy Hoberman Owens passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 29, 2019, fully in accordance with her wishes. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Peggy was born in Jersey City on August 8, 1939. She is the eldest of her two siblings Molly and Steve (deceased). After graduating from Millburn High School with honors in 1957, she attended Syracuse University. She obtained her...
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James A. "JC" Chapman

December 15, 1952 - July 25, 2019

James Andrew Chapman, known fondly as JC, passed away on July 25, 2109. JC graduated from Bishop Grimes HS and attended Syracuse University majoring in Fine Arts. He served in the US Army at the tail end of the Vietnam War. He owned and operated a landscaping and snowplowing business until his retirement at age 62. JC was a diligent, hard-working and responsible owner to his customers....
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Katherine Sullivan Gilbert

November 3, 1918 - July 23, 2019

Katherine S. Gilbert, 100, of Dewitt, New York, passed away July 23, 2019 at the home of her daughter Nancy McDowell in Skaneateles, New York. Katherine was born on November 3, 1918 in Syracuse, New York, to John L. and Margaret F. Flanagan. Katherine graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1938 and worked in New York City before returning to Syracuse to work in...
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Orville "Bud" Bakeman

May 11, 1926 - July 19, 2019

Orville "Bud" Bakeman died peacefully on July 19 at age 93. He leaves behind many who loved him. Bud was born on May 11, 1926, in White Pigeon, Mich. Upon graduation from high school he joined the Navy in 1944, and then earned an engineering degree from Michigan State. He met his future wife Marian while at college. Bud entered the Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, serving as a...
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Nancy Ridley

July 24, 1951 - July 6, 2019

Nancy Ridley, 67, of Fayetteville passed away July 6, 2019. Born July 24, 1951, in Buffalo, the daughter of Dr. Mario P. and Dorothy E. Pestillo. As a child growing up, Nancy enjoyed swimming, golf, snow skiing, and going on vacations with her family. Traveling to Canada, ocean beaches, and taking a Caribbean cruise. Nancy and her mom could often be found working on the flower garden at their...
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Rosalie Greenstein

August 9, 1925 - June 18, 2019

Rosalie (Levy) Greenstein, 93, born in Linden, N.J., died peacefully on June 18, 2019, at the Menorah Park adult care facility. The first in her family to go to college, Rosalie graduated from Hunter College of New York with a degree in social work. While raising her two children, she also worked for over 20 years as an attendance officer in the Freeport, N.Y., Public Schools. She and her beloved...
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Elizabeth Kent

April 12, 1971 - June 15, 2019

Elizabeth Anne Kent peacefully passed on in the heartfelt company of her family and friends on Saturday June 15th, 2019. Born in Rome, NY on April 12, 1971 to William S. Dumas of Fulton, NY and to Elizabeth Dumas (Mizgala) of Mexico, NY. Liz grew up in Syracuse with her four brothers and sisters and had treasured memories of growing up alongside them. She adored her Grandmother and the Barbie...
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Michelle E. Brisson

February 21, 1953 - June 8, 2019

Michelle E. Brisson passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on February 21, 1953 in Beverly MA to Margaret Kelly and Wilbur Brisson. When she was three years old, her family moved to Camillus, NY to a wonderful working-class neighborhood full of children, noise and friendships. Michelle always said she had lived several full lives. One of...
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Mildred Moreland

November 26, 1927 - June 5, 2019

Mildred Koch Franklin Moreland, aged 91, died unexpectedly on June 5th, 2019 . Millie was predeceased by her husbands Pete Franklin (1964), father of her four children, and Roger Moreland (2002). Millie is survived by her children, Nancy (Bill) Finch, Laurel (Gene) Mulvihill, Mark (Mary Ann) Franklin and Andrew (Susan) Franklin, 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; 3 step children, John...
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Spiros Mihou

November 10, 1930 - June 5, 2019

Spiros Mihou, 88, of Syracuse, son of the late Dimitrios and Vasiliki Mihou, passed away on June 5, 2019 at Francis House. He immigrated from Drosopighi (Florina) Greece to the United States in 1955 through the sponsorship of his beloved aunt, Paraskevi Peters. Spiros was a devoted husband of 61 years to Anastasia (Nakis) Mihou and a loving father and grandfather. He was a member of St....
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Patricia Fallon

August 17, 1932 - May 12, 2019

Patricia Mulgannon Fallon passed away peacefully on a beautiful Mother's Day morning, May 12, 2019 in Bradenton, Florida with family around her. Our Mom, Granny and Great-Granny, as we lovingly called her, was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Chevy Chase, MD. She attended The Academy of the Holy Cross and Immaculata College. While working at Georgetown Medical Center she met future...
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Thomas Joseph Walsh

February 10, 1949 - May 10, 2019

Thomas Joseph Walsh Tom was born on February 10th, 1949 in Passaic, New Jersey to Don and Evelyn Walsh. On May 10th, 2019, Tom died of multiple myeloma in Vero Beach, Florida, with his family by his side. If he was writing this, though, he would tell you that he died holding a glass of wine, looking out over Skaneateles Lake at his beloved Plunkie Point. Tom Walsh never had a problem with a...
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Helen Woulf

January 29, 1933 - May 3, 2019

Helen O'Donnell Woulf, age 86, died May 3rd at the Fahey Residence. Helen was born and raised in East Syracuse, but lived in Syracuse all her adult life. She received her education locally and attended Nazareth College. Helen was a Departmental Secretary at the State University of New York Health Science Center for thirty three years, twenty two of which was in the Department of Biochemistry and...
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David L. Harlow

August 27, 1945 - April 20, 2019

David L. Harlow, 73, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Harrison Terrace Nursing Home, Indianapolis, IN. He was born in Syracuse, NY on August 27, 1945. He graduated from Central Technical High School, served in the Navy and retired from Anheuser-Busch. He is predeceased by his father, Charles Harlow and son, Jeremy Harlow. Survived by his Mother Iva Harlow of Atlanta; sister Fay Harlow of...
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Mary Stathis

January 27, 1926 - April 9, 2019

Mary (Maria) Delaporta Stathis, 93, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully at home on April 9th surrounded by loving family members. A graduate of Syracuse University (Phi Beta Kappa), Maria raised her 10 children and also taught Spanish at various schools in the area. Born in Syracuse, she was a lifelong member of St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox church. Maria was predeceased by her husband Demosthenes...
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Richard Oparil

January 9, 1924 - April 6, 2019

Richard "Dick" Oparil died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Syracuse, NY at the age of 95. He was born on January 9, 1924 to Stanley and Anna (Penkova) Oparil, who emigrated to Elmira, NY from Czechoslovakia. Dick was the second-youngest of five children raised on a dairy farm in Elmira. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy and enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 20 in 1944. He served his...
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Margaret C. Morris

June 27, 1919 - March 27, 2019

Margaret (Peggy) Costello Morris Margaret (Peggy) Costello Morris died on March 27, 2019 in Syracuse, N.Y. She was born on June 27, 1919 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Edna (Halloran) and William H. Costello. She moved with her family to New York in 1926. She graduated from White Plains High School in 1936 and Columbia University School of Dental Hygiene in 1938. She and William Spencer...
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Mary Ann Kivlighn

April 13, 1928 - March 22, 2019

Mary Ann Kivlighn, age 90, died in Syracuse, NY on March 22, 2019. Born in Westbury, she was the only daughter of Francis J. Kivlighn and Mary Burke. Her early childhood summers were spent in Perryville, NY at her maternal grandparents farm. Mary Ann was affectionately known as "Kivi". She was a 1949 graduate of Fordham University where she met her dear friends Patricia Hanrahan Cunningham and...
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Arlene Pfohl

March 26, 1925 - March 14, 2019

Arlene Elizabeth O'Malley Pfohl, 93, passed away March 14, 2019 in the home she loved with her husband Joe by her side. Arlene was born March 26th, 1925 to George and Sarah (Hayes) O'Malley, in Geneva NY. Her early years in Geneva revolved around family, friends and St. Stephens Church. She graduated salutatorian form DeSales High School, was honored as queen of the Geneva Fire Department...
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Hillery Schneiderman

February 26, 1935 - March 3, 2019

Hillery Susan Schneiderman, 83, died peacefully on March 3rd at Francis House in Syracuse after a long illness. She was born in South Wales NY to the late Sanford and Virginia Cornwall on May 26, 1935. She attended Antioch College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, after which she taught Public School in Rochester NY and Syracuse NY for several years. After it was discovered...
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Diane Kerrigan

September 21, 1942 - March 3, 2019

Diane Kerrigan, 76 of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday March 3rd after saying goodbye to those who loved her most. Born in Syracuse, she was a 1960 graduate of West Genesee High School. Her career as a dedicated administrative assistant spanned decades and she made her most valued contributions to Pasqua Law, Exxon, Crouse Hospital and VIP Structures. She was a lover of all animals and...
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Thomas A. Francis

February 3, 1947 - February 24, 2019

On February 24, 2019, longtime Syracuse resident, Tom Francis, passed away at his home in Utica, NY with his wife, Laurie, by his side. His passing was the result of a valiant 10 year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Tom was born on February 3, 1947 in Rutland, Vermont to the late Harold Francis and Beulah Walker Francis. On October 31, 1969, he married Lorelei (Laurie) Wetsig at...
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Mary Carroll

October 27, 1925 - February 23, 2019

Mary Baron Carroll, 93, passed away peacefully in the evening on Saturday February 23rd surrounded by family at her home in Cazenovia, NY. Mary was born October 27, 1925 in Auburn, NY. She was a graduate of St. Josephs School of Nursing Class of '49 and worked for many years as an RN at St. Joseph's Hospital and then Castle Rest Nursing Home in Syracuse while she raised her 6 children. She was...
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Chuck Harmon

June 16, 1942 - February 11, 2019

After 76 years of a wonderful life, father, friend and mentor John Charles Harmon aka Chuck Harmon of Syracuse died surrounded by love on February 11, 2019. Born on June 16th, 1942 in Braddock, Pennsylvania to Sherman A. Harmon and Josephine P. Harmon, Chuck grew up in Dallas, Pittsburgh and Kansas City before his family settled in Philadelphia. At the age of 8, he was admitted into the...
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George J. Schunck

February 22, 1930 - February 6, 2019

George J. Schunck, age 88, of Jamesville, passed away on February 6 with his family by his side. George was born in Syracuse to the late Charles J. and A. Bernice Schunck, on February 22, 1930. George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. George earned his Eagle Scout Award-BSA in 1946. George graduated from North High School in 1948. He was a proud graduate of...
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Mary Jane Curtin

July 21, 1924 - February 5, 2019

Mary Jane Curtin, 94, passed away in the presence of her loving family on February 5th in Fairfield, Connecticut after a brief illness. Known to all as 'Teedie', she was born on July 21,1924 to John and Nora (Callow) Dunn of Syracuse. She grew up on Stolp Ave. and attended Most Holy Rosary School where she excelled at academics, piano and making friends. She graduated in 1942 with honors and...
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Barbara Harris

February 4, 1939 - February 4, 2019

Dr. Barbara (Bobbie) Harris died on February 4, 2019 at Crouse Hospital. Bobbie was born on February 4, 1939 to Grace and Lewis Harris. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother William. She is survived by her cousins Goldis Starling Reel and Anne Starling York and Louise Richardson as well as many close friends. Bobbie was born on Long Island and spent her adult life in Syracuse....
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Elvira C. Byrne

September 16, 1924 - February 4, 2019

Elvira C. Byrne, of Syracuse and Nantucket, passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 4, 2019. Vera was born on September 16, 1924, in New York City to John J. Costello, Sr. and Elvira Hageman Costello. She subsequently moved with her family to Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, and then to Syracuse in 1939. Vera graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Drexel Hill in 1942 and...
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Anne Tzivani

July 4, 1925 - January 29, 2019

Anne (Anastasia) Tzivani, 93, fell asleep in the Lord at her home in Dewitt, NY on the morning of Tuesday, January 29, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born in Syracuse, NY to Pericles and Athena (Anthopolous) Anthis who had emigrated from Neahoriou, Turkey. Anne married Leonidas (Harry) Tzivani in 1947 in Syracuse where together they raised their family. They were married for...
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Elizabeth Bockheim

February 9, 1922 - January 27, 2019

Elizabeth M. Bockheim passed away Sunday morning, January 27, 2019 at 96 years of age. Liz, or Betty as some called her, was born in Xanten, Germany on February 9, 1922. She immigrated to the United States at age 7 with her parents, Joseph and Kathryn Dillmann, and older brother Robert. She was predeceased by her husband of 75 years, Donald F. Bockheim , and is survived by three children,...
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M. Virginia Mooney

May 21, 1924 - January 25, 2019

Mary Virginia Ryan Mooney died on Friday, January 25, 2019, after a brief illness. Born on May 21, 1924, in Syracuse, she was a graduate of Nottingham High School then Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Class of 1946. During World War II she was selected to attend Cornell University for an accelerated Engineering training program for women sponsored by the Curtis Wright Company....
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Mary Dates

October 26, 1927 - January 20, 2019

Mary D. Dates, of Syracuse, passed away January 20 at the age of 91. With relentless determination and spirit, she never slowed down – remaining active and independent. She is predeceased by her husband, Bryant (By) Dates, Jr. Born and raised in Kenmore, N.Y., she and her late husband and four children moved to Syracuse in the late 1960s. There was always music playing in Mary's house....
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Dene C Zografos

August 6, 1929 - January 19, 2019

Dene C. Zografos, 89 of Onondaga Hill, passed away Saturday at St. Camillus. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to Christos and Merope Zografos who had immigrated from Greece. Dene served in the army medical corps during the Korean Conflict. He attended Syracuse University where he met his wife Christine Carageorge. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from...
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Benedetta Di Marco

March 10, 1928 - January 15, 2019

Benedetta Di Marco, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. A native of Linguaglossa, Sicily, who immigrated to Syracuse in 1967 at the age of 39. Benedetta was first employed at Syracuse China. She later went to work as a seamstress at Flah's, Addis's and retired from Learbury's. She was a marvelous cook, who loved to work in her garden. She was a devoted wife, mother, and...
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Michael Stark

July 28, 1927 - January 8, 2019

Michael Gus Stark, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday January 8th. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 71 years Ralphaline Anne Notarfrancesco; his daughters Cynthia Louise and Nancianne, his brother Peter "Pat" (Cathy) Stark, his loving extended family and many wonderful friends. Michael's Life Celebration will be held on Sunday, January 13th with calling hours from 2-5 pm at Burns...
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Henry Blizzard

January 11, 1918 - December 14, 2018

Henry Maynard Blizzard, 100, of Jamesville, NY, formerly of Wells, NY, passed away peacefully on December 14th with family by his side. He was the eighth child born to Emma Fowler and Harry Clayton Blizzard in Baltimore, MD. After graduating from Westminster High School, Henry moved to Long Island where he met and fell in love with Jane Viney. They married soon thereafter and raised 3 children in...
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Robert Wall

April 11, 1922 - November 15, 2018

Robert Wall, 96, a native of Syracuse, died Thursday, November 15. Born in Syracuse, Bob was a veteran of WWII, serving in the European Theatre. He resided in Cazenovia for over thirty years, where he was a communicant of Saint James Church and served as chairman of the Finance Committee, was president of the Parish Council, a lector and Eucharistic minister. Mr. Wall was chairman of the...
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Joe Curry

June 4, 1951 - November 13, 2018

Joseph Howard Curry died peacefully at home, on November 13, 2018. The son of Thomas J. and Mary M. Curry, both deceased, Joseph was born in Syracuse on June 4, 1951, Joseph was a graduate of Nottingham High School. Following graduation, Joseph enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from which he was honorably discharged after serving as an infantryman in Vietnam. For many years Joseph was...
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Charlene Hughes

December 10, 1944 - November 2, 2018

Charlene Phillips Hughes of Fayetteville, NY passed away on November 2, 2018 at the age of 73. She succumbed peacefully to a long-standing illness, in the presence of family, while in the loving care of the staff at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. Charlene was born on December 10, 1944 in Bluffton, Ohio, the third child of Genevieve F. and Arthur L. Phillips (both deceased). Charlene was raised...
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Michael R. Maar

August 15, 1948 - October 28, 2018

Michael R. Maar, 70 of Syracuse passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on October 28th after a brief illness. He now finds peace in the company of his brother, Jon, and his parents. Mike lived most of his life in Syracuse. A Nottingham High School graduate, he earned a degree in Business from Syracuse University and later a degree in Computer Technology. He retired from Verizon in 2015. Mike is...
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Rosemary DeHoog

March 27, 1939 - October 25, 2018

Rosemary Luther DeHoog, 79, of DeWitt, New York passed away peacefully on October 25 with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Rosemary was born on March 27, 1939 in Muskegon, MI to Edythe & Frederic Luther. She attended Muskegon High School and Kalamazoo College where she majored in history with minors in physical education and French. She was a four time WMIAA Singles...
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Salvatore Manfredi

August 18, 1933 - October 12, 2018

Salvatore Manfredi, 85, of Syracuse passed away peacefully Friday, October 12, 2018. Born in Staten Island, Sal was known as a hard worker who provided for his family, a dedicated employee of Western Electric for 30 years and a proud member of CWA Union, where he served as President. Sal raised his family in Syracuse, and with the help of his wife Margaret opened his home to friends and family...
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Carol E. Weichert

August 17, 1936 - October 4, 2018

Carol E. Weichert, our beloved mother, friend, doctor and mentor in living a joyful life, passed away October 4, 2018. Carol was born on August 17, 1936, alongside her identical twin sister Susan, to Isadore Edelstein and Jean Eisner Edelstein, in Brooklyn, NY. Raised in a closely-knit Jewish family, Carol's young life, and ties to family and culture were indelibly impacted by her father's...
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L.H.M. Lily Ling

November 14, 1955 - October 1, 2018

L. H. M. ("Lily") Ling Scholar and educator L. H. M. ("Lily") Ling has passed away. She had been recovering nicely from a brain aneurysm she experienced last February, but suffered a recurrence on September 30. She passed on October 1. Lily was a productive and widely-read scholar in the field of international studies. She was a leader in the subfield of post-colonial international...
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Anne McLaughlin LaCasse

August 29, 1929 - September 19, 2018

Anne McLaughlin LaCasse passed away on Wednesday, September 19th surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of Harry and Jane (Tucker) McLaughlin, Anne was born on August 29th, 1929 at Memorial Hospital in Syracuse. One of the first to be baptized in St. Charles Borromeo Church in Westvale, Anne would later attend and graduate from Cherry Road School, Solvay High School and Powelson...
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Thomas E. Bazydlo

April 25, 1951 - September 18, 2018

Thomas Edward Bazydlo, 67, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully at his home on September 18 surrounded by his loving family. A Syracuse native, Tom went to Cathedral High School, Niagara College, Wadhams Hall and Catholic University. Tom had a lifelong calling of service working at Bishop Foery Foundation, Catholic Charities, Southwest Community Center, Food Bank of Central NY and Northeast...
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Robert Ahern

January 29, 1935 - September 18, 2018

Robert Ahern, 83, of Syracuse passed away on Tuesday September 18, 2018. Born the son of William and Anne Ahern on January 29th 1935 in Middletown, N.Y. Robert served honorably in the United States Airforce. Robert was a graduate of the ILR School at Cornell University class of 1960; he spent his career as an arbitrator and mediator in labor relations throughout the country. Predeceased by his...
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Nancy Silkey

March 1, 1948 - August 29, 2018

Our sweet lady, Nancy Jane (Williams) Silkey was taken from us unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the age of 70 - (actually, 49 - according to her.) with her devoted husband by her side. Nancy was born in Hornell, NY on March 1, 1948 to her loving parents William Thomas Williams (deceased) and Natalie Smith Williams and has lived in Syracuse since 1963. Nancy was a graduate of...
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Gunter W. Remmling

December 10, 1929 - August 10, 2018

Gunter Remmling, December 10, 1929 - August 10, 2018. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Rosita Benavides, his family and many friends. Calling hours will be Monday, August 13 from 4-6 P.M. Followed by a funeral service at 6 P.M. at Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 East Genesee St. Syracuse www.burnsgarfield.com
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John D. Brule

March 13, 1927 - August 6, 2018

To the Editor: John D. Brulé, 91, of Syracuse, passed away Monday, August 6th surrounded by his family. John was born in Hancock, Michigan and had been a resident of Syracuse for over 60 years. A passionate seeker, John's life was spent educating himself and others around the world on how to achieve peace and justice. His travels took him from Selma, Alabama to the Philippines; from China to...
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Jane Viney Blizzard

June 8, 1919 - August 4, 2018

Jane Viney Blizzard, 99, of Jamesville, NY, formerly of Wells, NY, passed away peacefully on August 4th surrounded by her family. She was born to Charles Mortimer and Marie Jaeger Viney in Jamaica, NY, but soon moved to Freeport, NY where she spent her youth. After graduating from Hempstead High School and Nassau College, she married the love of her life Henry Blizzard and raised 3 children in...
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Francis J. Durgin

January 4, 1930 - July 24, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Francis J. Durgin announces his passing early Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018. He was eighty-eight years old. Born on January 4, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York, Frank lived in Baldwin, New York with his parents and siblings. He attended high school at St. John's Prep in Brooklyn, before attending St. Michael's College in Vermont where he obtained a B...
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Olga Anastasiou

June 20, 1925 - July 18, 2018

Olga Anastasiou, of Jamesville, passed away on Wednesday July 18, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born on June 20, 1925 in Kato Ydrousa, Florina, Greece. She came to the US in 1958 with her 3 children to join her loving husband Athanas, who came in 1956 for work and a better life for his family. Olga worked for several years at Crouse Irving Hospital and retired from Nettleton Shoe...
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John J. Gibson

April 23, 1937 - July 10, 2018

John J. Gibson, of Manlius, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018 from the result of an automobile accident in Florida. A humble, kind, and loyal man who dedicated his life in service of others. Small in stature, he opened his heart to everyone he met, and believed there was unique goodness in everyone. Born April 23, 1937, Johnny was raised in the House of Providence, in Syracuse, where he...
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Donald Steenberg

August 12, 1928 - July 9, 2018

Donald W. Steenberg, 89, of Manlius, NY passed away peacefully July 9, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Potsdam, NY on August 12, 1928 he lived most of his life in Syracuse and Manlius. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1951 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for the next 39 years at Bendix Aviation, Lamson, Westinghouse and Translogic before retiring at 62. He was a...
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Theodota Dorothy Skandalis

July 3, 1924 - July 9, 2018

Theodota "Dorothy" Skandalis, age 94, died on July 9, 2018. Born in Flambouro, Greece, she immigrated to the United States with her two daughters, Celia (Vasoula) and Athen (Anthoula) in 1954, joining her husband, Venizelos, who previously immigrated to the United States in 1951. They obtained their US citizenship in 1962. She was a life-long member of the Greek Orthodox Church. She was...
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Dorothy Pestillo

March 4, 1922 - June 21, 2018

Dortothy M. Pestillo, 96, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully June 21, 2018 at the Iroquois Nursing Home. Born in Forest City, Pa., Dorothy graduated as a Registered Nurse from Binghampton Hospital. Dorothy was an active member of the Cavalry Club where she was a member of the 18 hole golf league and bowling leagues. She was a masters duplicate bridge player and enjoyed playing the game during...
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Robert S. Pickett

September 12, 1931 - June 18, 2018

Robert S. Pickett, Ph.D, 86, passed away on June 18th surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Jane, their three children Elizabeth (John) O'Sullivan of Skaneateles, Tad (Tracey Strickland) of Syracuse, Sarah (Christopher Evans) of Pittsburgh, three grandchildren Meghan O'Sullivan Hinna (Robert), John O'Sullivan III (Erin Flaherty), Ceara O'Sullivan and their two great grandchildren...
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Robert P. Woulf

August 31, 1930 - June 14, 2018

Robert P. Woulf, 87, known as "Medoss" in Tupper Lake passed away Thursday, June 14th at Crouse Hospital. Mr. Woulf was a native of Tupper Lake and was a Korean War Navy Veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Quincy. He was a former printer with the Herald-Journal and retired from LeMoyne College, Building and Grounds in 1992. Predeceased by his parents Oscar W. and Lorenza P. Woulf of Tupper lake, and...
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Philip J. Molinaro

May 12, 1956 - June 9, 2018

Philip J. Molinaro, 62, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 9th. He had degrees in Business Administration, Food Service Administration and was a Certified Personal Trainer(CPT). Phil was partners in TMT Investment Properties, Westcott Big M, and owned Campuswood Café. He was a CPT with Hercules Gym which was his life passion and was a proud member of the NRA. Phil was a devoted husband,...
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Jack Loveland

September 24, 1937 - May 18, 2018

John R. (Jack) Loveland, 80, of Jamesville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018. A life resident of Syracuse, he was the son of the late B. Churchill and Edith Loveland. Jack was a graduate of Nottingham High School and Syracuse University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration. Jack held a professional engineering...
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Marilyn Osmun

January 18, 1927 - May 17, 2018

Marilyn "Mimi" Drake Osmun, 91, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Loretto Geriatric Center, Syracuse. Mimi was born in Syracuse on January 18, 1927. Mimi was well known in musical circles in Central New York, and throughout her long life played in many area bands. Entertaining was her passion, and music was her life. She led her own combo, Mimi's Music Makers, which took many forms with...
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Mary El-Amir

August 16, 1943 - April 30, 2018

Mary El-Amir, aged 74, died peacefully on April 30, 2018 with her family by her side after a brief illness. Mary was born August 16, 1943, in Amman Jordan the daughter of Yousef and Munira Shamma. Mary married the love of her life George El-Amir of 57 years in 1960 and immigrated with her young family to the United States in 1974. She enjoyed traveling, being at work with her co-workers and...
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Richard "Ranger" Heck

January 2, 1942 - April 14, 2018

Richard F. "Ranger" Heck, 76, passed away Saturday April 14, 2018. A graduate of CBA in Syracuse and Syracuse University where he played football for the Orange. Rick served his community as a detective in the Syracuse Police Department, an investigator with the District Attorney's Office and as the recreational director at the Jamesville Correctional Facility. In all his years he enjoyed hunting...
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Maria Luisa Lee

December 9, 1930 - April 3, 2018

Maria-Luisa Lee was born into a huge and loving family rich in both Spanish and Filipino customs. Along with her family, she survived the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II. She attended the Sacred Heart Convent School and was a postulant in the convent, when her grandmother suggested she take time to decide about becoming a nun. During that time off, she met the love...
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Helen Schafer

March 15, 1925 - March 25, 2018

Helen Schafer, 93, of Syracuse passed away at The Grand on Sunday. She was a graduate of Central High School and then spent most of her life in Fairmount. Helen worked for many years in the auto insurance industry. She volunteered at Community General Hospital in their gift shop and sang with women's barbershop groups. She loved to talk to everyone she met. She was predeceased by her husband...
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Margaret Feldmeier

July 5, 1922 - March 21, 2018

Margaret Luverne Feldmeier, known to the world as Peggy Lou, died at age 95—but her legacy lives on. Walk into the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, and you'll find the imprint of a woman determined to fight to preserve the historic building and the incredible story of the Erie Canal—she became the museum's founding trustee, and later, its president. Drive through South Dakota and feel...
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Barbara "Babs" Cluse

September 15, 1945 - March 13, 2018

Barbara "Babs" Walton Cluse, 72, of Manilus, passed away on March 13 after a long battle with cancer. Babs was born on September 15, 1945 in Charleston, WV to James B. Walton and Mary Peg Walton. She spent her early years in Beaver, PA before moving to Dewitt in middle school. She attended Jamesville-Dewitt High School, where she met her husband, Robert T. Cluse. She received a Bachelor of...
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Manuel Coilpillai

October 3, 1945 - March 7, 2018

Manuel P. Coilpillai, Beloved husband of Mabel. Beloved son of Late Rev. P.V. Coilpillai and Caroline. Loving brother of Shanthi Chelliah and Rev. Samuel Coilpillai. Loving brother.in.law of Blessing Chelliah and Hepsy Coilpillai, Dr. Neville Davidson and Jemima. Loving Uncle of Junie and Nimmie passed away peacefully on March 7, 2018. Calling Hours will be Today Friday March 9, 2018 from 4-7 pm...
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Harry Tzivani

November 9, 1925 - March 3, 2018

Leonidas "Harry" Tzivani, 92, fell asleep in the Lord at his home in DeWitt NY with his family by his side on the morning of Saturday, March 3, 2018. Harry was born in Endicott NY to Stavros and Dimitra Tzivanis (decd) who had immigrated from Turkey and Greece. He was one of 11 siblings. Harry married Anne Anthopulos (Anthis) in 1947 in Syracuse NY where they raised their family. Harry...
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David A. DePan

October 7, 1943 - March 3, 2018

David A. DePan (74) of Warners, NY passed away Saturday, March 3rd after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease and dementia while being cared for by The Cottages at Garden Grove. He graduated from West Genesee High School in 1961. From there he went to Oswego State Teachers College. He was a member of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity and also a lifeguard while at college. David then taught at...
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Ernest S. Rose

August 11, 1950 - March 2, 2018

Ernest S. Rose, 67, of DeWitt, passed away March 2, 2018 at Crouse Hospital. He was born to Samuel C. Rose and Helen G. Rose in Minneapolis on August 11, 1950. He earned degrees in psychology and law from the University of Minnesota. He spent much of his career in performing arts management with the Sioux City Symphony, the Binghamton Philharmonic, and as Operations Manager and later Executive...
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Michael Jaworski

May 6, 1954 - February 19, 2018

Dr. Michael Theodore Jaworski, 63, passed away peacefully on February 19th, surrounded by his closest loved ones following a long illness. Michael was born in Syracuse on May 6th, 1954, and grew up in Jamesville, where he attended Jamesville-DeWitt schools (Go Rams!). Michael pursued and attained his medical degree at the University of Texas at Houston, eventually going on to specialize and...
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Marjory Schuster

July 31, 1930 - February 17, 2018

Marjory Agnes Wilson Schuster, 87, passed away on February 17, 2018 surrounded by love. She was born on July 31, 1930 in Irondequoit, NY, to John and Mary (Fraser) Wilson, Scottish immigrants. Raised with three brothers, James, John (Jack), and Jeffrey, who predeceased her, they spent their youth in and near Lake Ontario. She graduated with a teaching degree from Brockport College. She married...
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Judith Haley Sachs

March 27, 1942 - February 9, 2018

Judith Haley Sachs, 75, passed away in her sleep on February 9, 2018. A lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, Judith graduated from Nottingham High School in 1960 and eventually received an Associate's Degree from CCBI. She spent the majority of her adulthood living in Liverpool with her family, until about ten years ago, when it became medically necessary for her to move to Loretto. Judy,...
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Maureen "Mo" Tessier

October 3, 1955 - January 29, 2018

Maureen "Momma Mo" Tessier, 62, passed away peacefully on Monday in the loving embrace of her family after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born to William J. Sr. and Marian Hayes on October 3, 1955, Maureen was one of six siblings and lived her entire life in the Syracuse community. A graduate of Nottingham High School, Maureen attended Central Vocational Tech in Downtown Syracuse where...
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Midge Sanford

April 26, 1932 - January 11, 2018

Mildred Power Sanford, better known as Midge Sanford, of Manlius, NY died January 11, 2018 at the age of 85 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on April 26, 1932 to Harry and Garnet Power, successful farmers of Harford, NY. Midge attended a one room school in Harford, NY until it's centralization with Dryden schools where she was enrolled until her father's death in December of her...
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Barbara Schunck

October 4, 1930 - January 7, 2018

Barbara G. Schunck, 87, of Jamesville, passed away on January 7, 2018 with her family by her side. Barbara was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania to the late Paul D. and Leone K. Godfrey, on October 4, 1930. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She graduated from Saint Vincent's Academy (Albuquerque, NM) in 1948. Barbara graduated from the University of New Mexico...
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Joseph Esposito

September 13, 1934 - January 6, 2018

Joseph F. Esposito of Fayetteville passed away on Saturday January 6, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Joe was born in Syracuse to the late Francis and Ursula Esposito. He graduated from Nottingham High School, spent 8 years in the National Guard Reserve and worked 40 years for Niagara Mohawk as a Supervisor. He resided for the past 46 years in Fayetteville NY with his wife Mitzi. ...
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Ernie Turner

March 7, 1949 - December 19, 2017

Ernest "Ernie" Brewster Turner, 68, of Sandy Pond, New York, passed away on December 19th, 2017. Born March 7th, 1949 in Oswego, New York, he was the son of the late Jane W. Roberts, his beloved mother and Thomas B. Turner his father. He grew up as a child in Fruit Valley and then the Syracuse area before spending most of his adult life on Sandy Pond. Ernie attended Nottingham High School...
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Audrey Jane Lytle

January 1, 1929 - December 7, 2017

Audrey Jane Lytle departed this life on December 7, 2017 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 88 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days. Audrey was born January 1, 1929 in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of the late Leo H. Nash and Inez Radley Nash. She is survived by her children, Robert E. Lytle (Bea) and Karen Lytle Lange (Dennis); grandchildren: Stephanie (Milton), Natalie, Danny, Samantha (Andrew); great...
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Richard Liddle

June 29, 1932 - December 3, 2017

Richard Bernard Liddle, 85, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home in DeWitt, New York. Richard was born June 29, 1932 to Clarence and Margaret (Conlan) Liddle in Johnstown, New York, the youngest of three children. As a graduate of Syracuse University, Richard worked for Key Bank (formerly First Trust and Deposit) for the entirety of his career. Upon retirement, Richard worked...
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Fritz Mueller

March 30, 1964 - November 27, 2017

Fritz Mueller of Henrietta passed away unexpectedly at his residence on November 27, 2017. Fritz was born and raised in Jamesville, NY, son of the late Fran and Trudy Mueller. He graduated from Jamesville-Dewitt High School in 1982 and graduated SUNY Brockport. He retired from Rochester Valve & Fitting in 2008. He was an active member of the Henrietta Moose Lodge where he established many...
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Mary Anselma Maleski

March 15, 1942 - November 21, 2017

Mary Anselma Maleski, 75, professor emerita of English at LeMoyne College, passed away peacefully on November 21 at Francis House in Syracuse, NY. Born March 15, 1942 in Avoca, PA, she was the daughter of John Maleski and Elizabeth Brezak Maleski. She graduated from Saint John's High School, Pittston, PA, and went on to earn her B.A. cum laude from Marywood College, M.A. from Fordham University,...
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Audrey Dwyre

December 6, 1927 - November 19, 2017

Audrey W. Dwyre died on November 19 at Crouse Hospital. She was born on December 6, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated in 1945 from St. John's Academy in Syracuse and from St. Mary's Nursing School in Amsterdam, New York in 1948. She began her nursing career in Syracuse, New York. Audrey, the only child of Bernice and Jack Wetmore married Daniel H. Dwyre, also an only child. They went on...
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Andrew Andy Speno

December 12, 1943 - November 18, 2017

Andy Speno, 73, of Manlius, went home to the Lord Saturday evening after a brief illness. Andrew Hughes Speno was born December 21, 1943 to Martin and Clarine (Hughes) Speno in Ithaca, NY. When Andy was an infant the family moved to the Berkeley Park area of Syracuse. Andy was a graduate of Nottingham High School (1962). He attended Broome Tech and held a degree in Accounting from S.U. Andy was a...
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Jack Helmer

April 20, 1928 - November 9, 2017

Jack Newell Helmer, 89 of Skaneateles, NY, passed away on November 9, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 20, 1928 in Rochester, NY. Jack was a graduate of Nottingham High School and Syracuse University School of Engineering. He established Eagle Metalcraft Inc. in 1953. He remained actively involved in the business until his recent passing. Jack was an avid skier,...
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