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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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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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Mary Lou Koenig

April 27, 1934 - November 1, 2017

Mary Lou H. Koenig, after a long illness, passed away on November 1, 2017. The daughter of Elizabeth and Albert Herbst, she attended the Neville Island Schools, PA. Upon completion of high school, she attended Carnegie Mellon University where she studied violin. An active member in the Chi Omega Fraternity, she graduated in 1956 and was hired as a music teacher in the Neville Island School...
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Raymond J. Blake, Jr.

March 3, 1929 - October 31, 2017

Raymond J. Blake Jr., 88, of Dewitt passed away on October 31, 2017. Ray was born March 3, 1929 in Johnstown, PA, to Rose Heinrich Blake and Raymond J. Blake, Sr. He grew up in Olean, NY, and graduated from Olean High School in 1947 and from Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University, 1951. After graduation, he worked as a retail pharmacist in Elmira, NY. He received officer training at Fort...
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Roberta Grimm

August 12, 1921 - October 2, 2017

Roberta Johnson Grimm left this life on October 2, 2017 at the age of 96, at the Nottingham Residential Health Care Facility in Jamesville, NY. Born in Kansas City, MO, Bobbie was a middle child. She met the love of her life Robert E. Grimm at Denison University, where she majored in theater arts. Bobbie and Bob began building their rich family life when he was in the Navy during World War II,...
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George Kanelis

August 22, 1926 - September 24, 2017

George Kanelis passed away of natural causes at his home in Morristown, New Jersey on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 91. George was born and raised in Syracuse, NY and later after serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps for 2 and half years during World War II. He attended Syracuse University receiving a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1950. George worked as an engineer at several...
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George Wehrle

January 20, 1924 - September 17, 2017

George Gustav Wehrle, 93, passed away on September 17, 2017 in his residence at the Nottingham, Jamesville, NY. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, he was a retired US Air Force Major serving his country during WW II, was a member of the Air Force Reserve and was a participant in the Honor Flight Program. After serving in the military he worked for Burroughs Corp. and Unisys Co. George enjoyed...
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William J. Drescher, Sr.

September 8, 1922 - September 3, 2017

William J. Drescher, Sr., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday September 3, 2017. He was born in Syracuse on September 8, 1922 the son of Anthony and Loretta Drescher. One of four children, he was predeceased by brother Howard and sisters Mary Katherine and Rita. His loving wife of 63 years, Mary O'Brien passed away on April 16, 2012. William was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy...
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Mary Moore

July 4, 1933 - August 25, 2017

Mary A. Moore August 25, 2017 Mary A. Moore, 84, went home on Friday, August 25. 2017, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Oneida, N.Y. Mary was married to William (Bill) Moore, for 53 years. She retired from Chase Bank after 20 years of service. After enjoying a period of retirement, Mary returned to work for the Syracuse City School's cafeteria. She was...
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Maurene Hogan

December 29, 1930 - August 25, 2017

Maurene G. Hogan, 86, of Syracuse passed away peacefully Friday Aug. 25, 2017. Maurene was a proud graduate of USC where she studied Art. An Avid reader, who enjoyed popular movies, and playing Bridge and Chess. She enjoyed a long career working as a legal secretary for her husband John M. Hogan and his law practice. She also enjoyed her time working for IBM. Predeceased by her husband John M...
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Chrisanthi Tzetzis

March 22, 1934 - August 8, 2017

Chrisanthi Tzetzis, 83, of DeWitt, fell asleep in the Lord Tuesday, August 8th at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Drosopigi, Greece she came to the U.S. in 1956 with her husband Nicolaos to live the rest of her life in Syracuse. Upon arriving in Syracuse, Chrisanthi started work at Nettleton Shoes before opening their own grocery store in 1960 with her husband. Nicolaos Grocery...
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Anne Hannon

July 1, 1935 - August 7, 2017

Anne Curtis Hannon, a Norwich native and social worker and counselor in the Syracuse area for many years, died in Fernandina Beach, FL, on Monday August 7th after a long illness. She was 82. Ms. Hannon held several social services positions, public and private, over a long career — most recently with the Cortland County BOCES. She was a graduate of the Maxwell School of Public...
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Shreyas Kumar Roy

March 1, 1979 - July 23, 2017

Shreyas Kumar Roy, beloved son of Geeta and Ajoy Roy, and brother of Preyas Roy, born March 1, 1979, passed away July 23, 2017. He was born in New York City and raised by his loving Naani and Naana in Patna, in the state of Bihar, India, until moving to Syracuse, New York. An ever inquisitive mind, Shreyas completed an undergraduate degree with majors in Chemistry, English, and Economics, and...
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Nancy DeLorenzo

August 16, 1932 - July 20, 2017

Nancy F. DeLorenzo passed peacefully from this Earth surrounded by her loving family on July 20, 2017. She was born in Syracuse, NY and was a lifelong resident of the area. A devoted Catholic, she and her husband were regular attendees of the Holy Cross Church 4pm mass in DeWitt. Nancy graduated from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education. She taught at local schools...
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Neil Driscoll

May 15, 1944 - June 21, 2017

Neil Driscoll, 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday at home with his family. Born in Staten Island, he and his wife Corinne moved to Syracuse in 1973 with the intention to stay for only a few years, yet made Central New York their home. He received his Bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY, followed by a Master's degree in Education from Fordham University. ...
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Lou Stark

April 6, 1934 - June 15, 2017

Louis G. Stark passed away on June 15, 2017, but lives on in the hearts and lives of his family and friends. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, he was the son of Gus and Kiratca Stark, owners of Stark's Bakery on Washington St. for 35 years. He attended Central High, Vocational High School, and graduated from Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL and then The Manlius School for a post-graduate year. ...
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Carol Porter

October 11, 1940 - June 14, 2017

Carol Will Porter of Fayetteville, NY and Snow Hill, MD passed away June 13th 2017 in her Fayetteville home with her family at her side. She was born October 11, 1940 in Syracuse, NY, to parents Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Will of the Will & Baumer Candle Company. Carol graduated from the Dana Hall School and Wheelock College. She taught kindergarten for 13 years in the Syracuse City Schools. Carol...
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Brian Patrick Byrne

May 12, 1958 - June 2, 2017

Brian Patrick Byrne (May 12, 1958 - June 2, 2017) After a courageous battle with cancer, Brian set sail towards his final destination on the evening of June 2, at his home in Boston with close friends and family at his side. Devoted brother, uncle and friend, Brian created deep bonds with so many he encountered through life. Born in Syracuse, NY, Brian attended Bishop Ludden High School and St...
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Jeffrey Carr

February 13, 1967 - May 28, 2017

Jeffrey Harlan Carr of Syracuse, NY passed away peacefully the morning of May 28th. Jeff was 50 years old and fought a courageous battle against breast cancer. Jeff grew up in Camillus and was a member of the football, wrestling and lacrosse teams at West Genesee. After graduating in 1985, Jeff took his legendary lacrosse skills to The College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and LeMoyne...
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Marilyn DeVoll Wehrle

September 28, 1926 - May 21, 2017

Marilyn DeVoll Wehrle passed away on Sunday, May 21,2017. She was born in Rochester, NY and graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in Education. Marilyn also grew up in Rochester, where she met and married her husband of 70 years. In 1969, she and her family moved to Manlius, NY where she taught preschool in several area locations. She was a passionate gardener, active member of the United...
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Gustavo P. Aponte

November 11, 1950 - May 8, 2017

Gustavo P. Aponte, affectionately known as Gus, of DeWitt, NY, died peacefully in his home May 8, 2017, with his family by his side. He was 66 years old. Gus is survived by his wife, Carol Dewitt Aponte of DeWitt, NY, his daughter Jan'Ann Aponte Liberman, son-in-law, Gregory Liberman, and his beloved grandson, Jacob Liberman, of Albany, NY. He is also survived by nine siblings, Jesús Maria,...
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Edward Carney "Ted" Costello

January 29, 1924 - April 27, 2017

Edward Costello, known as Ted to his family and friends, died on April 27, 2017 at the age of ninety-three. The son of Gregory M. and Helena (Carney) Costello, Ted was born January 29, 1924 in Baltimore Maryland and was raised and educated in the Syracuse area. He was inducted into the United States Army on February 6, 1943 and served during World War II in the Signal Corps with the 256th Field...
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James D. Fitzpatrick

October 21, 1938 - April 17, 2017

James D. Fitzpatrick of Syracuse died on April 17 at Crouse Hospital after a brief illness. Jim was the son of William F. Fitzpatrick and Margaret Mary Shortt Fitzpatrick and was a lifelong resident of the City of Syracuse. He was a graduate of Nottingham High School Class of 1956 and Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass. in 1960. He earned his law degree from the Syracuse University College...
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Pam Ganotis

April 19, 1940 - April 8, 2017

Pandoula "Pam" Ganotis, of Jamesville, NY departed us on April 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Pam was born on April 19, 1940 and lived in Jamesville her entire life. She was the beloved daughter and first child of the late Afendra and George Ganotis. Pam graduated from Jamesville-DeWitt High School in 1957 and thereafter from Central City Business Institute. Throughout her...
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Flora Workman

May 12, 1925 - March 29, 2017

Flora Workman, 91, a resident of Jamesville, N.Y., passed away March 29, 2017 at Francis House. She was the daughter of Alfred and Ersilia Ablondi. Born in New Jersey, she grew up in Pearl River, N. Y. Flora attended Syracuse University (S.U.) where she earned her B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. degrees. She was the recipient of a Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award and served on the S.U. National...
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Andreas Armatas

April 5, 1920 - March 22, 2017

Andreas Armatas, passed away March 22, 2017, born in Fterno, Lefkada, Greece to Ilias & Eleni Armatas on April 5, 1920. Andreas was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Pandelly) Armatas, brother of the late, Evangelia, Georgia, Spiro, George, Evangelos, and Niko. Dearest father of Christina (Michael) Auer, Nicholas (MaryAnn) Malagisi, Diane (Malagisi) Marcus; adoring grandfather to Andrea and...
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Helen M. Hunter

June 13, 1947 - March 6, 2017

Helen M. Hunter, 70, of Fayetteville, New York, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at The Cottages at Garden Grove. Helen was born and raised in Syracuse, New York graduating from Fayetteville-Manlius High School in 1968. As an adult, she continued to live in Fayetteville with her parents Madeline M. Hunter and Herbert W. Hunter. Helen worked for Dewitt Community Library and provided wonderful...
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Ruth V. Cranfield

November 29, 1919 - March 4, 2017

Ruth V. Cranfield, 97, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 4, 2017. Pre deceased by her husband of 64 years Arthur "Babe" Cranfield. Ruth was a graduate of Central High School and the Central City Business Institute. Ruth was employed for many years at several area companies as a secretary and bookkeeper. A longtime member of the Women's International Bowling Congress Ruth served as...
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Jeffery Farsaci

January 10, 1959 - February 25, 2017

Jeffery Farsaci formerly of Mattydale passed away after a serious injury on February 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada where he resided. While in Las Vegas, he graduated from Nellis Air Force Base with honors as an Engineer and then enjoyed his employment with the Clark City Water Reclamation with the same title. Private services will be held at the Onondaga Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday,...
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Mary Ezontubebebo Belleh

April 13, 1945 - February 22, 2017

Mary Ezontubebebo Belleh (née Ighogbunor) died peacefully in Tinley Park, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois on February 22, 2017 at the age of 71. She was married to the late Godfrey S. Belleh and had five children from the marriage. Mary is survived by her children, Susan Belleh, Ene Belleh, Ellaye Belleh, Owei Belleh, Perek Belleh, her step-son Lewis Belleh and several grandkids, Oreamo Belleh,...
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Ellen Andreatta

March 31, 1936 - February 6, 2017

Ellen Andreatta, the loving wife of Geno Andreatta, passed away at Crouse Hospital on Monday, February 6, 2017, surrounded by family. Born and raised in Berkeley, California but living most of her life in Central New York, she remained true to her west coast roots and was truly a "California Soul". Ellen and Geno met at San Francisco State and together headed east to Syracuse where they raised...
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Richard Allen Crounse

November 19, 1970 - February 2, 2017

Richard Allen Crounse, 46, of Dewitt, husband and best friend of Cindy Carnes, passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife and mother on Thursday, February 2, 2017at Upstate University Hospital after a brief illness. Rick attended Nottingham High School and was a self-employed home renovator. The world was a brighter place with him in it, and his kindness will be missed by all who knew him....
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Esther Baker Clark

October 5, 1917 - January 23, 2017

Esther Baker Clark (Esther Elizabeth Baker), of Syracuse, passed away peacefully in the home she loved on January 23, 2017 at the age of 99. She rejoins her husband, Robert E. Clark, whom she met in Earlville, NY and married on June 25, 1935. Esther worked at Syracuse University for seventeen years as Secretary to the Dean of the Graduate School of Education. She loved supporting the students,...
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Jeffery T. Cox

April 10, 1983 - January 20, 2017

Jeffery T. Cox, 33, died unexpectedly on January 19th. Jeff was born in Syracuse, NY, on April 10, 1983 to his wonderful mother Martha Austin. Jeff spent most of his life in Syracuse, NY, where he was surrounded by the family & friends he adored. He was a graduate of the Jamesville-DeWitt high school class of 2002, where he played varsity lacrosse and enjoyed spending time with his loyal...
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Thomas J. Cahill

June 26, 1935 - January 19, 2017

Thomas J. Cahill, 81, of Dewitt passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2017 after a lengthy illness. A srevice celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Church, 4112 East Genesee Street, Dewitt, NY. Calling hours for family and friends will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Burns and Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY. Tom, a son of Dr....
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Robert A. Perrine

May 31, 1922 - December 20, 2016

Robert Alden Perrine, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Born May 31, 1922 in Syracuse, NY. to Edna and Linden Perrine. His father's parents were Baptist missionaries in India. He loved being part of a Christian community and had a strong faith in God. Robert loved singing. He sang in a barbershop quartet & the church choir for years. He also enjoyed working outdoors, especially...
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Tara Causgrove

June 21, 1984 - December 8, 2016

Tara Causgrove died on December 8th, after a brief illness. She was born in Syracuse on June 21, 1984, and attended Syracuse City Schools. She graduated from Nottingham High School and went on to earn a BA in English (Cum Laude) from Ithaca College in 2006, and an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University in 2016. She lived in New York City and Chicago, but most of her life...
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Rosemary Curtis

March 20, 1925 - December 3, 2016

Rosemary Curtis, 91, of Summerfield Brookdale Senior Living, formerly of Croyden Ln. in Syracuse Passed away peacefully, Saturday December 3, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY Rosemary spent most of her life in the Syracuse area. Predeceased by her parents, she retired from the accounting department of Carrier Corp. after 40 years of service. Rosemary was an active member within the Rockefeller United...
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James Antwi Adjei

January 5, 1955 - December 1, 2016

James Antwi Adjei, 61, of Syracuse passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Crouse Hospital. He was born in Kumasi, Ghana, son of Yaa Brayie and the late Yaw Antwi Adjei. He had a deep love for the game of soccer which stemmed from where his youth playing days in Kumasi, Ghana where he played for the Kumasi Cornerstones. James immigrated to the United States from Kumasi, Ghana in 1981 where he...
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Dennis O'Hara

May 20, 1940 - November 21, 2016

Loving and dedicated Husband and Father, Dennis G. O'Hara passed away peacefully and unexpectedly, on the morning of November 21st, 2016 surrounded by his adoring family. He was 76 years old. Denny was Prince charming to his wife and soul-mate of 53 years Carol (Schopfer), a dream-father to his seven children, and the most magical and engaged grandfather to his 15 beloved grandkids. Denny and...
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Helen Paikert

April 22, 1918 - November 20, 2016

Helen Paikert, a resident of Syracuse for more than 65 years, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016. She was 98 years old. Helen was a school social worker for the City of Syracuse public school system for 20 years. She spent most of her career in McKinley School on the city's south side, and retired in 1983. Helen was also an adoption case worker for Catholic Charities, a social worker at...
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Fedora DeSantis Paolelli

November 5, 2016

Fedora DeSantis Paolelli, 62, of Jamesville passed away on November 5, 2016. Born in Queens, NY, Fedora was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. She grew up in Jamesville and attended Maria Regina College and SUNY Brockport. Fedora worked for O.D. Heck for many years before deciding to stay home to raise her children. Everyone will remember her kind and generous ways,...
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Mary Baker

April 2, 1929 - November 3, 2016

Mary (McCabe) Baker, 87, of Syracuse passed away peacefully Thursday, November 3, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Mary will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put the needs and wants of her family above her own. An avid reader, Mary also enjoyed her weekly bridge games with her garden club and bowling with the "Teddy Bears" in the Syracuse City...
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Frank B. Clark

October 12, 1920 - October 19, 2016

Frank B. Clark, 96 years old, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 19th 2016. Frank was born in Washington D.C. in 1920. His parents moved to Syracuse when he was a boy, and he attended the Pebble Hill School. He enjoyed spending summers with his parents at their camp, on Third Lake, in the Adirondacks. Frank graduated from Yale University and soon thereafter enlisted in the U.S. Army to...
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Margaret Manfredi

July 4, 1930 - October 18, 2016

Margaret (Fontana) Manfredi, 86, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 18th with her loving family at her side. A life resident of Syracuse Margaret was a graduate of North High and a dedicated employee of NY Telephone Co. for over 35 years. Margaret will be remembered as strong, generous and caring woman who devoted her life to her five loving children. Always placing the needs...
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Carmelita Giacobbi Italiano

March 17, 1926 - October 15, 2016

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend, Carmelita (Giacobbi) Italiano, choose to go home on 10/15/16 while in her family's loving arms. Carmelita was born on March 17, 1926 in Syracuse NY. She grew up in the Eastwood section of Syracuse. She married Joseph Italiano at Saint Vincent DePaul church at the age of 21 in 1947. She is predeceased by ex-husband Joseph...
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Wally Elmer

November 12, 1949 - October 9, 2016

He lived a life defined by loyalty. He was a truly loyal family man. He was married for more than 45 years to his beloved wife and best friend, Sheila. They had a wonderful life together; to the very end, he held her hand and pledged his love to her. He was a loving, dedicated and proud father to his two children, Robert and Kathryn (Elmer) Hellings, and he was a warm and loving father-in-law...
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Cara W. Christensen

August 8, 1974 - October 4, 2016

Cara W. Christensen, 42, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning October 4 at her home in Syracuse. Cara was born August 8, 1974, in Cleveland, Ohio to Joan Kumor Christensen and Craig Christensen. She graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and completed a secondary social studies teaching program at SUNY Cortland. She taught for several years in the Syracuse City School District, and...
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Fred A. Collier

February 12, 1921 - September 24, 2016

Fred A. Collier of Manlius passed away peacefully on Saturday September 24, 2016. Fred was born in St. Catherine, Canada to Austin and Alma Collier and resided for a short time in Minnesota with his family prior to moving to Syracuse, NY. Fred enlisted in the US Army during WWII where he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant in Company B, Sixth Armored Infantry division. He was honorably...
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Christopher M. Kennedy

October 31, 1991 - September 23, 2016

Christopher Michael Kennedy, 24, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Middlesboro, KY. He was born at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse on October 31, 1991. He was a graduate of Manlius Pebble Hill School and attended Onondaga Community College. Christopher is survived by his mother, Adrienne M. Kennedy and his father, Gregory L. Bates; a son Malakhi Cameron Kennedy; siblings Jacquiese Bates...
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James A. "Jim" Robb

January 21, 1941 - September 1, 2016

James A Robb Jr passed away Thursday September 1, 2016. Jim was a proud immigrant to the United States at age 15 from the "Old Country" of Glasgow, Scotland. After coming to America, he was a lifelong resident of Dewitt, NY, except for brief times away for college, service in the US Air Force and work. Jim was a graduate of Jamesville Dewitt High School, where he met the love of his life, his...
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Frances E. Ferris

September 7, 1924 - August 28, 2016

Frances E. (Gokey) Ferris 91, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday August. 28. Fran was born on Sept. 7, 1924 in Oswego NY and was known to her hometown as one of the Gokey twins. She fell madly in love with a handsome local lad, George Ferris. The two were married on December 9, 1944 in the midst of WWII. After the war they moved around central NY a bit, and finally settled in...
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Jerry Brown

January 15, 1941 - July 27, 2016

On July 27, 2016, Dr. Jerry Brown was called to his final resting place. Jerry was born January 15, 1941 in Gadsen, Alabama to Stella Brown. On July 28, 1960, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on July 27, 1964. During his time in the Navy Dr. Brown played in the Naval band and played at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. After his career in the Navy,...
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Mary C. Lambert

August 6, 1933 - July 27, 2016

Mary C. Lambert passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 27, 2016. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Jack Lambert, her parents Denis and Julianna O'Shea and Sister Patricia Maloney. Mary grew up in the Bronx, NY. Mary and Jack moved to Yorktown Heights in 1965 where they raised three children John, Denis and Theresa. She worked as a secretary in the Yorktown School...
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John J. Relihan

November 21, 1959 - July 17, 2016

John J. Relihan, 56, of DeWitt, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at home. He was born in Syracuse to the late Thomas M. and Margaret H. Relihan. John graduated from Wm H. Nottingham High School and Onondaga Community College. He was a proud employee of NAPA Genuine Auto Parts, having just celebrated his 35 year anniversary with the company. John is survived by his sisters,...
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Deborah Frame

June 13, 1954 - June 30, 2016

Deborah L. Frame died June 30, 2016, at the age of 62. Debi was born in the Syracuse area to the late Thomas J. Lowery, Jr, and Mary Frances Lowery. She attended the Franciscan Academy in Syracuse, and went on to the College of St. Elizabeth in New Jersey, where she majored in art and math. After college, Debi worked for the Cortland Repertory Theater and as a substitute teacher. In 1979, she...
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Valere Cuppens

July 5, 1931 - June 25, 2016

Valere Cuppens, 84, of Syracuse, passed away on June 25, 2016. Val was born on July 5, 1931 in Belgium. He immigrated to Massachusetts and served in the United States Army before moving to Syracuse in the late 1950s. He and his wife lived in Liverpool for many years while Val ran a newsstand in downtown Syracuse. Val was predeceased by his wife Yvette in 2004. Val was multi-lingual (French,...
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Veta Georgiades

August 22, 1918 - June 23, 2016

Veta Georgiades, 97, of Dewitt passed away June 23, 2016 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. Veta was born in Syracuse the daughter of Thimi Vangel and Constantina Naun on August 22, 1918. She married George T. Georgiades in 1934. Veta worked for General Electric in Syracuse from 1952 to 1982. Until she suffered a crippling stroke in 1994 she enjoyed cooking, gardening and making Afghans. Predeceased...
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David D. Fahey

July 28, 1970 - June 19, 2016

David D. Fahey, 45, passed away at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse on Sunday, June 19, 2016. He was born in Syracuse and was a 1989 graduate of Nottingham High School. He attended Onondaga Community College. He is survived by his mother, Carol P. Fahey, brothers Michael (Karen) of Ridgefield, Conn.; Kevin (Eleonora) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Christopher (Soledad) of Queens, New York, as well as...
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Elena Marie Lemondes

August 7, 1999 - June 17, 2016

Elena Marie Lemondes, 16, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 17, 2016. She was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on August 7, 1999. She spent most of her life in Fairfax, Virginia, followed by 2 years in Bel Air, MD prior to moving to Jamesville, NY in Nov 2013. The loving daughter of John and Martha Lemondes of Jamesville, NY, she is predeceased by her Grandmothers Bertha Fuqua and June...
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Jeri Nelson

January 30, 1935 - June 14, 2016

Jeri Irene Howard Nelson, Age 81, of Syracuse, passed away on June 14th, 2016 due to a complication from a long illness. Jeri was born in Kansas City, MO on January 30, 1935. She was the daughter of John Carroll Howard and Gertrude Shrank of Wittenburg Wi. She completed Amendsun High School in Chicago. Her father was a commercial artist who worked for an advertising firm in Chicago. He is the...
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Ralph A. Derby

July 20, 1936 - May 26, 2016

Ralph A. "Bud" Derby, 79 of Syracuse passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 26, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Ralph was born July 20, 1936 to his parents Melvina and Ralph C. Derby. Ralph worked at General Electric for 30 years and another 15 years at Phillip Morris before retiring in 1996. Ralph enjoyed being surrounded by his family and grandchildren. ...
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Roth W. Pynn

April 8, 1962 - May 17, 2016

Roth W. Pynn, aged 54, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on May 17, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. Roth was born in Syracuse, NY and was a graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High School and Paul Smith College. He resided with his family in Beecher, IL, just south of Chicago. After owning and operating his own restaurant, Roth moved on to pursue his passion for the culinary...
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Nancy K. McCarthy

May 21, 1932 - May 16, 2016

Nancy K. McCarty, May 16, 2016 Strength • Determination • Leadership Born on May 21, 1932, in Syracuse, New York, Nancy was the only child of Jerome Joseph Knapp and Harriet Salisbury Knapp. Nancy was a lifelong Syracuse advocate through politics, education, and the Arts. Nancy passed away peacefully on May 16, 2016 in Syracuse. She was 83. Nancy graduated from Nottingham High School...
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Gabriel M. (Ceasar) Tillman

April 25, 2016

Gabriel M. (Caesar) Tillman, 38, of Syracuse passed away Monday, April 25th with his mother and brother Elijah by his side. Gabriel was a lifetime resident of Syracuse and was studying to become a doctor. He was a member of the Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society where he held the position of President. Gabe is survived by his parents Willie and Dawn Tillman, two sons Johnathan Nolan and Caleb Tillman...
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Joseph Taylor

August 3, 1929 - April 16, 2016

Joseph Taylor, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16. Joe was born on August 3, 1929 in Syracuse and was a life resident of the area. Joe loved his time playing sports at Christian Brothers Academy(CBA- from 1944-1948) and LeMoyne College (1948-1952). In 1952 Joe married the love of his life, Anne Welch of Syracuse. Joe was a great booster and fan of many "family" sports' teams-...
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Marian L. Stone

October 14, 1915 - April 11, 2016

Marian L. Stone, 100 1/2, of Syracuse, departed this life on April 11, 2016, while sleeping peacefully and receiving loving care at Francis House. She was a native of Hudson, NY the daughter of Frank Leslie Lampman and Eugenia Raymond Lampman. She was born on October 14, 1915. She graduated from Hudson High School and subsequently from St. Luke's Hospital, School of Nursing, NYC., class of 1936....
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Jennifer MacPherson

April 22, 1943 - March 17, 2016

COMSTOCK REVIEW POET JENNIFER MACPHERSON WRITES NEXT CHAPTER , March 17, 2016 Jennifer MacPherson 72, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 born in Scranton, Pa. on April 22, 1943. Her father, killed in WWII, never saw his daughter. She was raised by her mother, Muriel Craft Bailey, and her grandparents. They were in the oil business. After attending the Avoca Public Schools, Jen was graduated...
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Gertrud Groncke Hong

March 27, 1929 - March 3, 2016

Gertrud Groncke Hong died on March 3, 2016 at the Iroquois Nursing Home in Syracuse, NY. Born in Gross-Bressen, Germany on March 27, 1929, she married US Air Force photographer William Hong in 1958 and moved to the United States. After her husband developed a debilitating illness, Gertrud spent much of her time arranging for his care. During this period and beyond she worked as a housekeeper, a...
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Jose Amado Benardete

March 24, 1928 - February 25, 2016

Jose Amado Benardete died on February 25 of sudden heart failure. He was born 24 March 1928 in Brooklyn New York, the son of Mair Jose Benardete and Doris Fox Benardete. He attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn and then went to the University of Virginia for undergraduate studies. He also received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia. He came to the Philosophy Department at...
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Jean FitzPatrick

June 15, 1928 - February 16, 2016

Jean FitzPatrick of Syracuse, formerly of Greenwich, CT, died peacefully on February 16 at the age of 87. Jean was a beloved friend and successful businesswoman. She went to Central High School and graduated from Syracuse University. She worked at the Herald Journal in Syracuse before moving to New York City where she held multiple executive positions at Bristol-Myers International. Jean was also...
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Helen Armatas

April 6, 1922 - February 16, 2016

Helen Armatas, 93, Passed away Tuesday February 16, 2016 born in Syracuse, New York the daughter of Theodora & James Pandelly. Helen was the beloved wife of Andreas Armatas; sister of the late Chris Pandelly; dearest mother of Christina (Michael) Auer, Nicholas (Mary Ann) Malagisi, Diane (Jim) Marcus & Mary (Nick) Politis; adoring grandmother of Andrea and Martina Auer, Irene Marcus, John Politis...
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Beverly J. Pulver

December 23, 1927 - February 15, 2016

Beverly J. Pulver, 88, of DeWitt, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at Crouse Hospital after a brief illness. Bev was born on December 23, 1927 in Syracuse to Dr. John Chase Wheat and Marian Julia (Van Benschoten) Wheat. Bev was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Frederick W. Pulver, Jr., on December 19, 1985, and by her brother Dr. John Donald Wheat, of Fairfield, CA, on March 4, 2009. ...
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Eilene S. O'Connor

September 9, 1930 - February 3, 2016

Eilene S. O'Connor, 85, passed away peacefully February 3, 2016. Eilene was born September 9, 1930 in Syracuse, the daughter of John and Catherine Sheedy. She was a devoted mother to her children whom she loved and her generosity was only exceeded by her kindness. Eilene went to high school at the Convent and graduated from LeMoyne College. She worked at Agway and Syracuse University. Eilene...
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Elvira Mary Bajjaly

February 29, 1932 - February 2, 2016

With Sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Elvira Mary Bajjaly on February 2, 2016, 27 days before her 84th birthday. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. She gave such courage and hope and reminded her family of the preciousness of life. She touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her gentle kindness all the way...
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Diane Collins

October 14, 1932 - January 22, 2016

Diane Collins, 83, of Syracuse passed away peacefully at Van Duyn after a nine year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. A graduate of Nottingham High School, Diane earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Latin American Studies from Syracuse University. She worked as the secretary for Chancellor Trolley at Syracuse University and was full time Mom until 1970 when she became the Director of...
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