Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, Inc.

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

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Our Obituaries

Marion Back

July 20, 1934 - October 20, 2021

Marion Louise Back, 87, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2021. A gifted pianist and cellist, performing with the All City Orchestra she graduated from Nottingham High School, class of 1952, Born to Harold and Gertrude Back, on July 20, 1934 the oldest of 5 siblings. Marion was predeceased by her parents, her Sister Nancy Lanza and niece Debra Stith. Survived by her brother George (Geraldine)...
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Spiros Ganias

September 18, 1930 - October 18, 2021

Spyridon D. "Spiros" Ganias, passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2021. Born in Plesio Greece September 18, 1930, and emigrated to the United States in the 1960's after serving in the Greek Military. He was the owner of several Greek Restaurants in various parts of New York state famous for his large portions at reasonable prices. Most notably Spiro's Diner in Cortland NY. He took...
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Tony Oates

May 29, 1964 - October 9, 2021

Tony Oates, 57, of West Monroe and formerly of Brooklyn, New York passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Crouse Hospital after a short illness. Tony was born on May 29, 1964 to the late Joseph Willis and Annette Oates. Tony is survived by his sister, Linda Gardner of West Monroe; brother, Carnell Oates of Brooklyn; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Services...
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Donald Koten

March 20, 1930 - October 9, 2021

Donald Elden Koten, 91, died peacefully at home with his beloved wife Margo by his side on October 9, 2021. Don was born in Normal, Illinois to the late Irvin and Dora Koten. From a young age he was kind and intelligent with a playful sense of humor. Those qualities always remained. Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margo Koten; his grateful children, Kathy Koten Sheehan (Kevin), and...
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Ronald D. Holmes

January 19, 1938 - October 9, 2021

Ronald D Holmes Obituary Ronald David Holmes passed away on October 9th, 2021 from complications related to heart disease.He was the son of James and Katherine Holmes. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Ellen Holmes and his daughters Lisa Holmes and Allyson Holmes (Yvon). He was a grandfather to Timothy Salzman (Gigi) and Emily Richard. Ronald became a great grandfather to Jack Raphael...
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Kenitha Stockham Nugent

September 18, 1927 - September 25, 2021

Kenitha (Stockham) Nugent, 94, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Kenitha was born in Eastwood on September 18, 1927 and was a life resident of Syracuse. A graduate of Eastwood High School, Kenitha was a loyal employee of Syracuse University before starting her family. She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother and grandmother and loved spending time...
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Luke Byrne

March 12, 1963 - September 20, 2021

Luke Thomas Byrne passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021, unexpectedly at home in Daytona Beach after suffering a heart attack. Luke was the 11th child of Jack and Ann Byrne of Hancock Drive. Born March 12, 1963, Luke attended St. Ann's Elementary school and loved playing basketball for the Purple Eagles. He attended Bishop Ludden and Corcoran High School. He attended a Joe Namath Football...
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Thérèse Royal

October 2, 1963 - September 20, 2021

Therese Marie Royal, 57 of Syracuse passed away on September 20th, 2021 under a full moon with her children at her side. Therese was born on October 2, 1963 in Groton, NY and raised in Eastwood. She attended Blessed Sacrament School and graduated from Bishop Grimes High School ('81). She married and moved to the University neighborhood in 1984. Therese, RN, CCRN, BSN graduated from St....
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Alice Barker Hale

October 7, 1925 - September 19, 2021

Alice Barker Hale of Bradenton, FL, age 95, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2021 at the family home on Cayuga Lake. Alice was born in Clifton Springs, NY on October 7, 1925 to Harry and Clara (Gannett) Barker. She raised her family of eight children in the Stolp-Strathmore neighborhood of Syracuse and later spent her time in Bradenton. She was an avid golfer at Bellevue Country Club and...
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Robert Bullis Salisbury

May 21, 1935 - September 10, 2021

On Friday 10 September 2021 Robert Bullis Salisbury, banker, community leader, sportsman and proud fifth generation Syracusan, died at age 86. The son of Dorothy MacMillan and Robert Mills Salisbury, he was born on 21 May 1935 in Elmhurst, Illinois. He graduated from Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA, and Williams College. He started his banking career at First Trust and Deposit (now...
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Georgios Sakellariou

March 23, 1946 - September 1, 2021

Georgios Sakellariou, 75, died the morning of September 1, 2021, in Syracuse, NY, USA. Georgios was born March 23,1946, in Leptokaria, Greece. He spent most of his early and formative years in an orphanage, where he developed his loves of woodworking and music. He honed both crafts, and played French Horn in the Symphony Orchestra in Thessaloniki, Greece. Georgios married his soulmate,...
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Susan Rathbun

May 23, 1943 - August 11, 2021

Susan Grant Rathbun passed away peacefully at her home on August 11, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Susan was born in 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts to Marjorie and William Grant, and from there her adventure began. She attended high school in Hawaii (where she saw Elvis Pressley perform in 1957) and then moved to Norfolk, Virginia, where she graduated from Old Dominion College (later to...
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Mary Dougherty

August 1, 1929 - August 8, 2021

Mary P. Dougherty (Fanning) (Holland) Mary Dougherty passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Sunday, August 8, 2021. She had celebrated her 92nd birthday on August 1. Mary worked in the Jamesville-Dewitt School District for many years as the school secretary at JD Middle School, Moses- Dewitt Elementary, and Tecumseh Elementary schools. She was pre-deceased by husbands...
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Krissie Oja

April 26, 1990 - July 29, 2021

Kristen Elizabeth Oja, 31, died unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep at her Syracuse home early on Thursday morning, July 29. Born six minutes before her twin sister, Katie, on April 26, 1990, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, Krissie was the daughter of David E. and Linda P. Oja. She was a 2008 graduate of Nottingham High School and a 2012 graduate of Syracuse University. Krissie's...
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Greg Damon

July 26, 2021

Richard Gregory (Greg) Damon, 71, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021. A lifelong resident of Syracuse, he was born in 1950 to Richard and Virginia Damon. He attended St. John the Baptist Academy and Christian Brothers Academy, graduating in 1968. Greg attended SUNY Oswego where he graduated in 1972. He spent his career as a Commercial Lines Underwriter, retiring in 2011. Greg was a quick...
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Ellen Taylor Bacon

July 16, 1932 - July 11, 2021

Ellen Taylor Bacon, 88, formerly of Syracuse, DeRuyter Lake, NY and Englewood, FL passed away on July 11, 2021 in Webster, NY. She was born in Norristown, PA, lived in several places before her family settled in Syracuse. She graduated from Eastwood H.S. and received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1954. Ellen married David Bacon on February 19, 1955 at University United Methodist...
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Jane Carol Stevenson

December 9, 1954 - July 7, 2021

Jane Carol (Porter) Stevenson, 66, of Syracuse passed away on July 7, 2021. Born December 9, 1954 In Syracuse. The most amazing mother, wife, sister aunt and Grammy anyone could ask for. She lived for family, spending as much time as she could be it related by blood or by chance. If you stopped by, she made sure you were fed and happy before you left. Following retirement from NYEX now Verizon...
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Helen Christopher

July 3, 1926 - July 4, 2021

Helen M. Christopher passed away peacefully on July 4, 2021, just one day after her 95th birthday. She was born at home on the family farm on July 3, 1926 to Mary (nee Walycki) and Alexander Klemm. She married her beloved husband, Anthony, on October 27, 1951. Anthony preceded her in death in 1967. At the time of her death Helen had been a resident of the Syracuse Home in Baldwinsville for three...
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Carol Ann King Hooper

April 5, 1956 - June 18, 2021

Carol Ann (King) Hooper, 65, passed away June 18, 2021 with her family by her side. She was born April 5, 1956 in Syracuse, to George King and Eugenia (Patruno) Olivia. She attended Central Tech and graduated from OCC with an associate's degree in Criminal Justice. She was employed at Fallon and Fallon's Family Dentistry as a scheduling coordinator for the last decade. She resided in Camillus, NY...
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Emily Aronson

February 18, 1931 - May 7, 2021

Emily Aronson, 90, of Syracuse passed away peacefully May 7, 2021 at home. Born February 18, 1931 in Southampton NY, the daughter of Andrew and Bertha Gardner. Predeceased by her husband Arthur A. Aronson in 2010, and her sister-in-law Janet Gilbert Gardner in 2015. Emily is survived by her brother Richard D. Gardner of Schenectady and her nephews Jeff (Beth) Gardner and James (Ruth) Gardner; as...
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James Walker

February 13, 1941 - March 24, 2021

Mr. James Walker passed away peacefully at home March 24, 2021 surrounded by his family. Jim was a sales representative for many years and recently retired from the American Red Cross. He was an active member of the St. Patrick's School graduating class of 1959,and his friendships continue to grow. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Leslie Yeomans Walker and his children Christine (John...
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Joy Sipple

February 11, 1933 - March 4, 2021

Joy Leslie Sipple, 88, of Dewitt, peacefully passed away on March 4th. Joy was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 11, 1933, to Helen and Dana Shadrick. She and her 4 younger siblings, Dana, Kathy, Tom and Scott grew up in Ohio. She attended Lakewood High School and Kent State University. Joy embraced her loving married life to Jack Sipple and moved to Syracuse, NY in 1955. Joy shared...
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Patricia Kelly Waelder

May 5, 1928 - March 3, 2021

Patricia Kelly Waelder, 92, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Patricia was born on May 5, 1928, in Rochester, New York to Charles and Monica (Johnston) Kelly and moved to New York City, where she grew up. She married William Charles Waelder in 1950. Pat and Bill moved to the Valley section of Syracuse in 1957, where they raised nine children. Patricia graduated from...
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Mitzi Esposito

November 26, 1934 - February 27, 2021

Mitzi (Mary) Esposito of Fayetteville passed away on Saturday February 27th, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. Mitzi was born in Orlando Fla. to the late Robert and Angela Brown. She graduated from Nottingham High School, worked at Smith Corona, and then retired from the Town of Manlius Assessors Office. She resided for the past 49 years in Fayetteville NY. "Grammie" dedicated her life to...
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Daniel Freeman

August 8, 1938 - February 7, 2021

Daniel Wheeler Freeman born August 8, 1938 in Syracuse passed away at the age of 82 from complications of Covid19 at Upstate University Hospital on February 7, 2021. Dan was a child care worker at Fairmount Children Center, Elmcrest Children Center and Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 8 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a boxer,...
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Matthew Crovella

January 26, 2001 - January 31, 2021

Mathew Crovella was born in Hamilton, NY on January 26, 2001, to his loving parents, Dilia and Paul Crovella. 15 months later he was joined by his younger sister, Sarah, and then 17 months after by his youngest sister, Isabel (aka "Izzy"). He reveled in youthful adventures living in the small, rural community of Madison, NY, exploring his surroundings, from the nearby forests behind the house...
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Georgia Katopes

January 31, 1924 - January 29, 2021

Georgia Katopes, of Fayetteville, NY, passed away on January 29, 2021. Georgia married Charles Katopes on June 25, 1950. She was the daughter of Gus and Della (Pappas) Kanelis. Georgia retired from Onondaga County, working in Vital Statistics. She was a member of St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church. Georgia served as Governor, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for the Philoptochos...
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Carl C. Spencer

January 10, 1937 - January 23, 2021

Carl C. Spencer Jr. was born in Philadelphia PA on January 10, 1937 to the late Carl and Olivia Spencer at Mercy Douglass Hospital. Carl was the second born of five children (June, Walter, Charles and Valerie). He was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system: Arnold Elementary and Fitzsimons Jr High. In 1954, Carl graduated from Central High (9th grade through 12th grade). In...
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Eleanor Theodore

January 15, 2021

Eleanor Theodore, age 92 passed away peacefully at home on January 15th. She grew up in Syracuse and was daughter to the late William and Helen Theodore. She was a graduate of Syracuse University, and Syracuse University Law School. She was the only woman in her graduating law class. She practiced law for over 50 years, 36 years of that time she was assistant corporation counsel for the city of...
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Mary Mastroianni

February 22, 1923 - January 7, 2021

Mary Lazzari Mastroianni, 97, peacefully passed away in her sleep surrounded by her loved ones at her daughter Mary's home in Fayetteville, New York. Her eternal life will be a joyous reunion with her beloved husband Pasquale and her devoted daughters Aurelia, Laura and sons, Dr. Anthony and Armond. Mary will gloriously see her cherished eternal family members, parents Aurelia and Joseph Lazarri;...
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Spyros Kitromilis

October 16, 1934 - January 5, 2021

Spyros D. Kitromilis January 5, 2021 We remember with fondness, my husband, Spyros D. Kitromilis M.D. FACOG and Professor Emeritus - Department OB/GYN of Upstate Medical University Hospital, my children's father, a brother to four surviving siblings and loving grandfather (Papou) to his favorite grandchildren. He died on January 5, 2021 at the age of 86 after battling Parkinson's and Dementia...
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Susan Blizzard-Halleran

June 30, 1953 - December 31, 2020

Susan Blizzard-Halleran, 67, of Jamesville, passed away peacefully at home on December 31st. She was born to Henry and Jane Blizzard in Massapequa, New York, where she spent her youth. After graduating from Massapequa High School she studied undergraduate nursing at Columbia University followed by graduate nursing anesthesia, also at Columbia. While working at The Roosevelt Hospital in New York...
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Mary Kay Hueber

April 14, 1928 - December 21, 2020

Mary Kathryn Hueber, 92, a resident of Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville, NY passed away peacefully on December 21, 2020. Born on April 14, 1928, in Syracuse, NY, she was the daughter of Francis S. Hueber (former president of Hueber-Breuer Construction Co.) and Mazie M. LaFontaine Hueber. Besides her parents, Mary Kay is predeceased by her brother, Donald F. Hueber, and her sister, Virginia...
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David Bacon

December 18, 2020

David Roland Bacon December 18, 2020 David Roland Bacon, 90, formerly of Syracuse and DeRuyter Lake, NY and Englewood, FL passed away on December 18, 2020 in Webster, NY. He was born and raised in Syracuse and graduated from Nottingham H.S. A 1952 graduate of Cornell University School of Mechanical Engineering and member of Phi Kappa Psi, David then served 2 years in the US Army Ordnance Corp,...
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Alice Boljonis

June 20, 2020 - December 15, 2020

On Tuesday, December 15th, 2020, Dr. Alice Boljonis, beloved mother, grandmother,great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and friend, passed away at home at the age of 91. Alice was born on June 20th, 1929, in Pittston, Pennsylvania to Constance (Shuckstes) Kizis and Alexander Kizis. She graduated from Pittston High School and went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Marywood College...
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Marjorie Maynard

February 10, 1931 - December 14, 2020

Marjorie K Maynard, age 89, of Syracuse, NY died on December 14, 2020 from COVID 19. She was the daughter of Burnett S Kimber, Gertrude Byer and Irving Byer. She was a child of the depression, born and raised in Central New York. Marj was a 1948 graduate from Fayetteville High School. She attended Rio Grande College where she met and eloped the day after her 18th birthday with the love of...
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Lucy McLean

March 4, 1924 - December 11, 2020

On Dec. 11,2020, Lucy Jane McLean passed away at home after a brief illness. A native of Utica, New York, Lucy attended college then sought a career with the U.S. Customs Agency. She was the first female inspector to be assigned to the U.S. Port at Alexandria Bay, N.Y. Her other assignments included Montreal, Toronto, Ohio, Panama Canal, Syracuse Airport and others. Upon retirement, Lucy...
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Valoree Suttmore

July 11, 1965 - December 4, 2020

Valoree N. Suttmore, More, Congel, 55, of Syracuse passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 from Ovarian cancer. She was born on July 11, 1965 in Syracuse, the daughter of John and Carolee More (Fiacco). She was a graduate of Bishop Grimes Highs School in 1983. Valoree obtained her Associates degree in Surgical Technology from Onondaga Community College. She later went on to obtain her BS in...
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Richard Nabinger

March 23, 1935 - December 1, 2020

Richard Warren Nabinger Son, Brother, Father, Grandfather Born March 23, 1935 in Binghamton N.Y. Went to school at Broome Community and received a B.S. from Syracuse University. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War era. After his service he moved to Syracuse in 1961 to start work at General Electric where he continued to work until he retired from Lockheed Martin in 1997. He and...
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Theodore G. Dalakos

March 3, 1935 - November 19, 2020

Dr. Theodore G. Dalakos passed away unexpectedly at home on November 19, 2020. Born in Athens, Greece on March 3, 1935, to George Theodore Dalakos and Despina Foscolos Dalakos, Ted endured a difficult childhood under Nazi occupation forces during World War II and the subsequent civil war right after. He attended the military medical school in Thessalonika and finished at the University of Athens...
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Geeta Roy

September 14, 1952 - November 11, 2020

Dr Geeta Roy passed away at SUNY Upstate Medical Center on Wednesday, November 11 at 12:15pm. She had been battling metastatic cancer for 19 months. She is survived by her husband Ajoy and her son Preyas, as well as her sisters Rita Sinha and Gayatri Sharma. She was pre-deceased by her son Shreyas Roy. She was born in Patna, Bihar (India) in 1952 to a politically active family. Her father,...
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Rhonda Stolz

September 10, 1953 - November 8, 2020

Rhonda L. Stolz born September 10, 1953, passed away on November 8, 2020 to be in a better place, reunited with the love off her life Arthur Eaton. Born in North Syracuse, she graduated from North Syracuse High School in 1971. She studied business law at Onondaga Community College and later obtained her nursing license from Central Tech. She loved her family dearly and always put her loved ones...
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Ralphaline Notarfrancesco Stark

February 22, 1929 - October 25, 2020

Ralphaline Anne Stark passed away peacefully October 25, 2020. Survived by her daughters Cynthia Tona-Stark and Nancy Ann Stark. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Church. 406 Court Street Syracuse, NY 13208
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Katherine Lowry

December 7, 1940 - October 21, 2020

On Wednesday October 21, 2020, Katherine Lowry, 80, of Otselic, NY fell asleep in the Lord. Born December 7, 1940 in Syracuse, NY she was the daughter of George T. Georgiades (Greece) and Veta (Vangel) Georgiades. She graduated from Nottingham High School in 1958. Kay and some friends arranged a double date where she met her future husband Ken Lowry who was on leave from the US Navy. They...
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Ann Wright

January 9, 1937 - October 11, 2020

Venera Ann Wright,83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. Born January 9, 1937 in Fulton, NY. She graduated from Fulton High School in 1954 and attended Syracuse University Business School of Management and graduated in 1958. Shortly after graduation she worked for the fledgling television station WHEN 5 for 12 years. Ann was married to William...
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Tarakad Ramachandran

April 11, 1948 - October 9, 2020

Dr. Tarakad Ramachandran, 72, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was the sixth of nine children born to Mrs. Alamelu and Mr. Tarakad Subramaniam in Aylam, Kerala and was raised in Erode and Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India. He excelled academically and at the age of just 14, his brilliance earned him admission to Stanley Medical College, Chennai, where he thrived....
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Dimitrios Georgiadis

April 26, 1964 - October 4, 2020

Dimitrios Georgiadis, 56, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with lung disease on October 4, 2020 with his loving wife, Eleni, by his side. Dimitrios was born on April 26, 1964 in Kato Idrousa, Greece to Kostandinos and Kiraki Georgiadis. At the age of 21, in search of "The American Dream", he emigrated to the United States, settling in Syracuse, NY. He worked as a baker, and...
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Michael J. Kaiser

October 1, 2020

Michael J. Kaiser, 68, of Syracuse passed away Thursday at his home. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and Le Moyne College, a United States Air Force veteran and retired financial controller. Michael is survived by two daughters, Sara (Justin) Lormand and Christiana (Andy) Semabia, and two adored grandchildren, Elinam and Kafui; sisters Susan (John) Andrews and Ann Reddick of...
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Jack Mott

March 27, 1962 - September 26, 2020

Jack Mott obituary John C Mott Jr. "Jack", 58, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 26th, 2020 following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Syracuse March 27th, 1962, Jack grew up in Camillus, and graduated West Genesee High School in 1980. He attended the University of Denver, participated in international studies abroad (London), and graduated Syracuse...
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Ononfrio Giordano

July 6, 1931 - September 24, 2020

Onofrio Charles Giordano, Emeritus Professor of Art and Synaesthetic Education at Syracuse University, died at the age of 89 on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Crouse Hospital. Onofrio was born on July 6, 1931 among a diverse immigrant community in the West End of Boston. His journey as an artist and teacher began while serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, where he specialized in...
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Charles Schunck

May 21, 1943 - September 21, 2020

Charles J. Schunck, age 77, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2020. Charles was born in Syracuse, New York to the late Charles J. and A. Bernice Schunck, on May 21, 1943. Charles was a devoted brother, uncle and friend. He graduated from Liverpool High School in 1961. Charles received his undergraduate degree from Paul Smith's College and a Masters of Science in Education...
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Alfredo Luis Valente

December 1, 1951 - September 14, 2020

Alfredo Luis Valente, age 68, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2020 at Upstate Community Hospital in Syracuse after a five-year battle with cancer. Alfredo was born in the seaside city of Mar del Plata, Argentina on December 1, 1951, to Alfredo Luis Valente, Sr and Poema Edelmira Molina de Valente. Alfredo attended the University of Buenos Aires Medical School, where he graduated in 1975....
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Craig Doby

October 27, 1947 - September 13, 2020

Craig Doby passed away peacefully on September 13, 2020. Craig was born October 27, 1947 in San Diego, CA. At age 3 he moved to Plainfield, NJ where his mother's family resided. He graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy and York College. He also attended the University of Kentucky. At U.K. he met Diane DeAngelis, a visiting student from Nazareth College in Rochester. He followed Diane to...
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Barbara Ahern

July 29, 1936 - September 11, 2020

Barbara Ahern, 84, passed away peacefully September 11, at St. Camillus. Born July 29, 1936 in Middletown, NY the daughter of Harry E. Barnes and Dorothy Barnes Ercoline. Barbara was a graduate of Middletown High School and Syracuse University, she retired in 2003 from Onondaga County after 30 years of service. She volunteered at Community General Hospital and CONTACT where she served as...
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George Soufleris

February 27, 1928 - September 4, 2020

On Friday, September 4, 2020, George Adam Soufleris, MD, loving husband, father of 3 sons, 8 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren passed away at age 92. George was born on February 27, 1928 in Astoria, NY to Adam and Morfou Soufleris. He was proud to have served in the US Army in Japan at the end of World War II and returned home to attend college at Dartmouth where he met his wonderful wife...
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Barbara Jean Wagner

June 16, 1930 - September 2, 2020

Barbara J. Wagner, age 90, and a long time resident of Fayetteville passed away on September 2, 2020. Survivors include her loving children Deborah Wagner, Brenda Wagner Redmond, Paul Wagner and Sarah Wagner. Services and burial will be private. Contributions in memory of Barbara Wagner may be made to the Fayetteville Beautification Committee and VERA House.
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Phyllis Jean McGlynn

October 28, 1930 - August 19, 2020

Phyllis Jean Williams McGlynn, 89 years, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2020. She was born in Binghamton, NY to Warren R. Williams and Pauline A. Hover Williams on October 28, 1930. She married the love of her life Edward T. McGlynn on May 15, 1954 in Binghamton, NY. She was an RN for over 40 years, working for various hospitals and doctors in Binghamton and doctors in Syracuse before...
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Marilyn Oparil

April 13, 1923 - August 12, 2020

Marilyn M. Oparil, 97, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in Washington, DC. Marilyn was born in Elmira, NY on April 13, 1923 to the late James and Mary (Rudnick) Lynch. She graduated from Elmira Business Academy. She married her husband, Richard, in 1959 and moved to Syracuse, NY. Their son, Richard J. Oparil, was born in 1960. Marilyn was an active parent at Our Lady of Lourdes School....
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Theresa B. Markert

October 29, 1925 - August 10, 2020

Theresa Byrne Markert died on August 10 in Syracuse. She was 94. The daughter of Loretta McNeill Byrne and Francis S. Byrne, Theresa grew up in Syracuse. She was educated at Most Holy Rosary School and the College of St. Rose, earning a BS in Accounting. At Rosary, she met and was courted by Leonard P. Markert Jr., who she married in 1948. Theresa had great style and a flair for fashion,...
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Zoi Kerkezi

June 30, 1922 - August 9, 2020

Zoi Kerkezi passed away on August 9th in her home at the age of 98. Born on June 30, 1922 in Drosopigi, Greece to Christos and Maria Tonas she emigrated to Syracuse in 1951 with her husband and three children. She worked at Nettleton Shoes and Syracuse China. A superb baker and cook of numerous Greek foods that all her family and friends enjoyed. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas, and...
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Maria Sinitsas

September 26, 1933 - July 25, 2020

Saturday July 25, 2020 Maria (Miko) Sinitsas passed away of natural causes at the age of 87. Maria was born September 26, 1933 in Flambouro, Florina, Greece. She immigrated to the States in 1966 with her husband of 70 years Anastasios Sinitsas and children. Maria was a devoted homemaker and a member of St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church. She enjoyed gathering with her friends in preparation...
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JoAnn Comanici

July 23, 2020

JoAnn (Everill) Comanici, 86 years old, passed away on July 23, 2020, in Jamesville, NY. Originally from Penn Hills, PA, she was predeceased by her husband Earl and is survived by her three sons: Alan (Laura), Dale (Erin), and Jeffry (Cydney); nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. JoAnn was predeceased by her parents; one infant child; brothers, Richard Everill, James and Robert...
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Dolores "Dolly" Adsit

November 26, 1936 - July 15, 2020

Dolores "Dolly" M. Adsit died peacefully at home on July 15, 2020 in Syracuse, NY. She was 83 Years old. Mrs Adsit was born Dolores Jean Manley on November 26, 1936 in Malone, NY to parents Clarence Manley and Ethel (Bradish) Manley. She graduated from Franklin Academy in Malone, NY in 1954 and earned a Bachelors Degree in Education from SUNY Potsdam in 1958. She worked as a secretary in...
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Don LaCasse

September 9, 1930 - July 9, 2020

Donald G LaCasse passed away on July 9, 2020 to reunite with his beloved wife Anne. The son of Napoleon Charles and Josephine (Ripton) LaCasse, he was born on September 9, 1930. A graduate of The Most Holy Rosary high school, he then earned a degree in Industrial Relations from LeMoyne College in 1953. He was also commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy in 1953 after successfully completing...
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Kelly McGlynn

June 18, 2020

Kelly Jean McGlynn, 53 years, of Daytona Beach, FL formerly from Liverpool, NY passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2020. She is predeceased by her father: Edward T. McGlynn. She is survived by her mother, Phyllis J. McGlynn, Syracuse, NY, daughter Erica Potash, Ormond Beach, FL, brother, Sean (Sheila) McGlynn, Syracuse, NY, nephew, Casey McGlynn, and longtime companion Larry Shavers, Daytona...
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Hazel Phipps

October 14, 1924 - June 17, 2020

Anna "Hazel" Revelle Phipps, of Jamesville, died peacefully on June 17, at the Nottingham Nursing Home. Hazel was born in Watertown, NY, on October 14, 1924, to Earl Balfour and Anna Hickey Revelle. She graduated from Albany State Teacher's College and taught one year at Albany Business College. After marrying William Knapp Phipps in 1947, she taught at the Watertown School of Commerce for...
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Dorothea Theodore

May 20, 1926 - May 18, 2020

Dorothea Theodore passed away peacefully at home with her sister by her side on Monday, May 18, 2020 just before her 94th birthday. She was born in Syracuse the daughter of the late William and Helen Theodore. She was a graduate of Syracuse University. Following graduation she was employed by crucible steel for 34 years and took an early retirement to be with her mother who was ill. She enjoyed...
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Patricia Macie

October 31, 1948 - May 12, 2020

Our loving mother and devoted wife, Patricia Rosann Macie (King), 71 of DeWitt, passed away at home while surrounded by loved ones on May 12, 2020. Born October 31, 1948 to the late William and Virginia King (Regnier), Patricia grew up in La Grange Park, IL. She earned her bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Loyola of Chicago which led her to a career in programming and accounting, but not...
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Andrea Downs

March 2, 1971 - May 7, 2020

Andrea Ellen Downs passed away on May 7th, 2020. She was born in Pittsfield, MA. on March 2, 1971, the daughter of Michael and Martha Downs. Andrea graduated from Canajoharie High School and went on to Le Moyne College in Syracuse, where she received a BA. in Business. She received a full tuition scholarship to play basketball at Le Moyne. Upon Graduation she worked for Verizon. Most...
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Sandra Stark

March 2, 1939 - April 26, 2020

Sandra J. Stark passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26. She was born March 2, 1939 to Anna Mae and James Costa of Jamesville, NY and graduated from St. Lucy's Academy. On November 24, 1956 she married the love of her life, Louis Stark. They settled and raised their family in Syracuse, NY and were lifelong members of St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church. Sandra's unconditional love and acts...
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Elsa Markert Williams

May 13, 1932 - April 22, 2020

Elizabeth (Elsa) Markert Williams,87, of Syracuse, NY, died peacefully with family at her side, on April 22, 2020, after living a full and joyful life. Born in Utica, NY, to Herman Weyer and Mary Baumgartner Weyer on May 13, 1932, she was a proud first generation American, who was always mindful and grateful of her heritage and all that her parents had done to provide her a beautiful life full of...
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Evan Weissman

March 20, 1978 - April 9, 2020

On April 9, 2020, Dr. Evan Weissman, PhD, passed away suddenly while at home with his family, having just turned 42 years old. Evan was born March 20, 1978, in Syracuse, New York, to Marsha Weissman and Jim Vermeulen. He grew up in the Strathmore neighborhood, and graduated from Nottingham High School. Evan earned his bachelor's degree from SUNY Binghamton in 2000, master's degree from the...
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Janet Dellas

February 13, 1931 - March 29, 2020

Janet Alberta Perrine Dellas, age 89, passed away on March 29, 2020 in Fayetteville, New York. She was born Friday, February 13, 1931 in Utica, New York to Donald and Edna Perrine. She graduated from the Crouse School of Nursing in 1950, married John Dellas on June 3, 1952. She lived in Syracuse until moving to East Syracuse and ultimately the Towne Center RLC where she enjoyed making new...
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Molly Voorheis

October 25, 1958 - March 3, 2020

Molly Clark Voorheis, 61, passed away on March 3, 2020 with her family by her side. Molly was born in Wells, Minnesota on October 25, 1958 to Jim and Noni Clark. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Tim, and their children Mattie, Tom, Ellen, and Patrick; parents Jim and Noni Clark of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; siblings Liz Menzer, Jenny, Tom (Nancy), Sarah, John (Kirsten), Pete; many...
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Christian Hall

September 11, 1983 - February 29, 2020

Christian Gregory Hall, 36, died on February 29th 2020. He born September 11, 1983 in Syracuse, NY. Christian was a graduate of Nottingham High School class of 2000. He is predeceased by his father Daniel Hall. He is survived by his mother Maureen Langan Hall, his sisters Kelly of Towson, Molly of Syracuse, and brothers Brendan of New York City, and Noah of Boston. He also leaves behind five...
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Joe Pfohl

September 1, 1925 - February 29, 2020

Joseph Robert Pfohl Jr., 94, died February 29, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He left this earth and is now reunited with his beloved wife Arlene. Joe was born on September 1, 1925 in Syracuse, NY. He graduated from Central High and was studying engineering at Syracuse University when he enlisted in the Navy. Joe was in flight officer training and proud of his time in the service. Joe...
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Anne Clark

June 23, 1923 - February 22, 2020

Anne O"Donnell Clark, 96, of 1301 Nottingham Road, Jamesville, New York died on Saturday, February 22 2020. She is survived by her children, Debora O'Carroll (Thomas), Lawrence Clark (Margaret), Constance Dalbo (Robert) and Mary Clark. She is survived by ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Jeanne Quigley and her brother, Edward (Catherine) O...
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Anthony M. DiBiase , Sr.

October 22, 1932 - February 19, 2020

Anthony M. DiBiase Sr., passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Born October 22, 1932. Tony was predeceased by his loving wife F. Theodora, his parents Michael and Theresa, and sister Madeline. Tony is survived by his sister Cecilia, sons Anthony, Michael and daughter Natalie, 5 Grandchildren and 5 Great- Grand Children. Tony owned and operated DiBiase Sunoco Service for approximately 35 years...
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Barbara Bates

August 6, 1940 - February 17, 2020

Barbara J. Bates, 79, passed away peacefully Monday, February 17, 2020, after a long illness, with which she dealt with courage and grace. Barbara graduated at the top of her class at North High School in Syracuse. In her younger years, she was an accomplished equestrian who competed at Madison Square Garden and earned a number of championship trophies. Barbara attended Syracuse University....
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Margaret Decker

October 6, 1924 - February 15, 2020

Margaret Alice Cherepes Decker passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Margaret was born on October 6, 1924 the child of two Hungarian immigrants Charles and Lola Cherepes in Alhambra, California. She had a sister Helen Cherepes LaForest Byrne who preceded her in death on February 5, 2018. During the depression the family migrated from California to Detroit, Michigan where Charles...
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Brigitte Browney

January 27, 1960 - January 16, 2020

No words can express the great sadness we feel to announce the peaceful passing of Brigitte on January 16th. Brigitte was surrounded by her spouse Mary and several family members. Brigitte was a blessing in the lives of her family and numerous friends. She was deeply loved by all. Brigitte had a compassionate nature that touched everyone around her. She spread love & joy every day of her life...
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Jeremy Jackson

July 4, 1939 - January 16, 2020

Jeremy Charles Jackson was born in Cheadle, Cheshire, England to Herbert and Millicent Jackson. He graduated Manchester Grammar School and St. Catharine's College, Cambridge University before completing a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked with Francis and Edith Schaeffer at L'Abri in Switzerland, where he met his wife, Lucinda Van Buskirk of Watertown, NY. Two years ago they...
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Yann Guigne

May 2, 1964 - January 3, 2020

Yann Guigne passed away peacefully after a battle with leukemia on Friday, January 3, 2020. Born in Paris, France to Angelo and Paulette Guigne on May 2, 1964 . He attended the Ecole de Paris des la Table, where he studied culinary art. His first job was at the La Tour D'argent- Les Celebrites (Hotel Niko), then Le Grande Vefour-Fauchon in Paris. His next job was the Executive Chef at the French...
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Jane Pigott

January 21, 1924 - December 18, 2019

Jane Dunnigan Pigott passed to her eternal reward on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Jane attended Holy Rosary school and the Franciscan Convent Schools for girls where she graduated. She then attended Syracuse University. On April 10, 1944, she married the love of her life, James Pigott. Her strong catholic faith was evident in many ways; including her founding of the Society for the...
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Fred Murphy

June 25, 1939 - December 14, 2019

Frederick R. Murphy, the former long-time director of the Syracuse Housing Authority, died peacefully on Saturday, December 14, 2019 surrounded by family at the age of 80 years old. Fred was born on June 25, 1939 in Ithaca, New York to John and Jean (Ross) Murphy. Fred fell in love with the water as a child, building his first boat at age 14. He spent all of his life sailing and boating,...
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Dan McCann

June 27, 1947 - December 6, 2019

Arthur Daniel (Dan) McCann, 72, of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Friday, December 6, 2019. Born June 27, 1947 to Arthur and Doris Ann McCann of Cazenovia. A graduate of Cazenovia High School Dan entered the seminary following high school and continued his studies in London England before returning home to Cazenovia to care for his family. Dan began his career as florist in Cazenovia NY,...
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Peter H. Miller

November 28, 2019

Peter H. Miller, retired owner and President of Paul de Lima Coffee Company, beloved father, brother, husband, and friend passed on November 28, 2019 after a brave fight with cancer. A resident of Bradenton, Florida and Manlius, New York, Peter was born in 1943 in Brooklyn, New York to Donald H. and Barbara D. Miller. He graduated from Wyoming Seminary in 1962, attended Syracuse University and...
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June Anne Dorschug

June 18, 1919 - November 14, 2019

June Anne (Sabo) Dorschug passed away November 14, 2019. Born in Syracuse on June 18, 1919 to John and Emma (Linzenbold) Sabo. She was a graduate of Parish High School. She studied violin for many years and graduated from Comptometer School. Her volunteer activities included the Laubach Literacy Foundation, Girl Scouts, the Landmark Theatre renovation, and the First Presbyterian Food Pantry. Her...
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Gertrude Williamson

September 5, 1932 - November 9, 2019

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

July 9, 1965 - October 23, 2019

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

March 22, 1928 - October 19, 2019

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

August 9, 1952 - October 6, 2019

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

March 2, 1924 - September 21, 2019

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

June 12, 1947 - September 14, 2019

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

April 8, 1916 - September 12, 2019

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

August 15, 1948 - September 10, 2019

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

January 1, 1950 - August 23, 2019

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

January 15, 1928 - August 13, 2019

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

March 24, 1925 - August 9, 2019

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

October 30, 1937 - August 4, 2019

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