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.

With our central location to Dewitt, Fayetteville, and Manlius and all parts of Onondaga County please visit the rest of our Web Site to see the reasons to choose us.

Our Obituaries

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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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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