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

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

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 โ€” a city that forms part of the Detroit metropolitan area โ€”...
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Joseph R. Pacheco II

July 9, 1965 - October 23, 2019

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

March 22, 1928 - October 19, 2019

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

August 9, 1952 - October 6, 2019

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

March 2, 1924 - September 21, 2019

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

June 12, 1947 - September 14, 2019

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

April 8, 1916 - September 12, 2019

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

August 15, 1948 - September 10, 2019

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

January 1, 1950 - August 23, 2019

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

January 15, 1928 - August 13, 2019

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

March 24, 1925 - August 9, 2019

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

October 30, 1937 - August 4, 2019

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

May 26, 1917 - August 1, 2019

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

August 8, 1939 - July 29, 2019

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

December 15, 1952 - July 25, 2019

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

November 3, 1918 - July 23, 2019

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

May 11, 1926 - July 19, 2019

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

July 24, 1951 - July 6, 2019

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

August 9, 1925 - June 18, 2019

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

April 12, 1971 - June 15, 2019

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

February 21, 1953 - June 8, 2019

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

November 26, 1927 - June 5, 2019

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

November 10, 1930 - June 5, 2019

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

August 17, 1932 - May 12, 2019

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

February 10, 1949 - May 10, 2019

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

January 29, 1933 - May 3, 2019

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

August 27, 1945 - April 20, 2019

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

January 27, 1926 - April 9, 2019

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

January 9, 1924 - April 6, 2019

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

June 27, 1919 - March 27, 2019

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

April 13, 1928 - March 22, 2019

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

March 26, 1925 - March 14, 2019

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

February 26, 1935 - March 3, 2019

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

September 21, 1942 - March 3, 2019

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

February 3, 1947 - February 24, 2019

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

October 27, 1925 - February 23, 2019

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

June 16, 1942 - February 11, 2019

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

February 22, 1930 - February 6, 2019

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

July 21, 1924 - February 5, 2019

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

February 4, 1939 - February 4, 2019

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

September 16, 1924 - February 4, 2019

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

July 4, 1925 - January 29, 2019

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

February 9, 1922 - January 27, 2019

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

May 21, 1924 - January 25, 2019

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

October 26, 1927 - January 20, 2019

Mary D. Dates, of Syracuse, passed away January 20 at the age of 91. With relentless determination and spirit, she never slowed down โ€“ 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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