Buranich Funeral Home Inc.

While the Buranich Funeral Home, Inc. is involved with death on a daily basis, we never forget that completing all the necessary arrangements of a funeral service is a task most families face only a few times. We are a family owned funeral home and can assist you in completing all of the arrangements within your financial means. Our intention is to help make every ceremony personal and meaningful, and truly reflective of the life that was well lived. Our belief is to offer excellent service and facilities with a price match guarantee.

For immediate assistance or more information you can reach us anytime at (315) 487-2412 or visit our website at www.buranichfh.com


Our Obituaries

MARION F. WRIGHT

March 7, 1927 - October 16, 2014

Marion F. Wright, 87, of Syracuse, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Wynwood of Manlius. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a 1948 graduate of Crouse Hospital School of Nursing and an active member of the Crouse Nursing School Alumni Association. Marion worked one year in labor and delivery at Memorial Hospital and then spent the rest of her nursing career with Dr....
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TERESA VISCOMI

September 29, 1928 - October 13, 2014

Teresa Procopio Viscomi, 86, of Syracuse, passed peacefully away Monday, October 13, 2014 at Crouse Hospital surrounded, as was her wish, by her loving family, relatives and friends. Her parting words were, "I love you all." Teresa immigrated to America from Davoli, Italy in 1956 with her husband, three small children, and their fourth child on the way. Through perseverance and hard work,...
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GEORGE R. GLEASON

April 16, 1928 - October 10, 2014

George R. Gleason, 86, of Camillus, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at home. Born in Ogdensburg, he lived in Camillus since 1957 and was a Navy and Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. George retired in 1990 after 40 years with the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 58. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the...
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CURTIS D. LEDERMANN

January 12, 1928 - October 7, 2014

Curtis D. Ledermann, 86, of Skaneateles, passed away Tuesday at home. Born and raised in Kenilworth, NJ, he raised his family in Cranford, NJ and resided many years in Chatham Township, NJ before retiring to Borodino with his wife. He was an Army veteran of WW II. Curtis spent his entire career in the typesetting industry. He was a member of the Borodino United Methodist Church and Martisco Lion...
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RUTH F. SEEBER

May 15, 1923 - October 6, 2014

Ruth F. Seeber, 91, of Solvay, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at Loretto. Born in Oxford, she lived in Smyrna and Syracuse before moving to Solvay in 1974. She graduated from Smyrna High School and served as a nurse's aide in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. Ruth retired after 12 years with Memorial Hospital and she previously worked with NY Telephone Co., Plymouth Day Care...
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JAMES C. LAWYER

August 6, 1961 - October 4, 2014

James C. Lawyer, 53, of Syracuse, passed away Saturday at home from heart complications due to his battle with lung cancer. One of nine children, Jim was a graduate of Corcoran High School and attended OCC. He was employed over 30 years with Onondaga County, first with the Highway Dept. and then Water Environment Protection in East Syracuse. He will be remembered for his quick wit, artistic...
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WANDA PIENKOWSKI WESLOWSKI

September 20, 2014

Wanda L. Pienkowski Weslowski, 93, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Crouse Hospital. Born in Syracuse, she lived in the Howlett Hill area for many years and retired to Naples, Florida where she lived until moving back to Onondaga Hill in 2005. Wanda graduated from Solvay High School in 1938, SUNY Cortland, and received her master's degree from Syracuse University. ...
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PHYLLIS CORCORAN

May 7, 1936 - September 16, 2014

Phyllis Corcoran, 78, of Camillus, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at University Hospital. She was born and raised in Castile, NY. Phyllis retired in 2012 from ARC of Onondaga. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and an avid SU basketball and football fan. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 1992; sister, Ruth Frederick; and brother, Robert...
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CRAIG D. GARCIA

June 23, 1954 - September 15, 2014

Craig D. Garcia, 60, of Baldwinsville, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a 1972 graduate of West Genesee High School and received his bachelor's from Minot State College. He was an Air Force staff sergeant veteran. Craig retired from Hanover Insurance after more than 25 years and previously worked...
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RONALD "JAKE" SENSENICH, SR.

May 4, 1937 - August 27, 2014

Ronald "Jake" Sensenich Sr., 77, of Camillus, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at James Square Health & Rehabilitation Centre. Born and raised in Irwin, PA, he lived in Camillus since 1961. He graduated from North Huntingdon High School in 1956 and received his bachelor's degree from Delaware Valley in 1961. Ron worked for the Railroad Inspection Agency and retired in 1999 as a...
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FRANK J. PANZINO

May 26, 1923 - August 26, 2014

Frank J. Panzino, 91, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he lived in Eastwood before moving to Camillus in 1960. He was a graduate of Eastwood High School and attended Syracuse University. Frank was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1983 after 33 years with General Electric. While at GE, he ran a subsidiary plant in Milan, Italy...
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MARGARET L. MCCARTHY

August 13, 1920 - August 22, 2014

Margaret L. "Marge" Bonner McCarthy, 94, of Westvale, passed away Friday. Born in Pulaski, she lived in the Camillus-Syracuse area most of her life and was a graduate of Pulaski Academy and CCBI. Formerly employed by GTE Products Corp. in Camillus, she retired in 1986 after seven years. Marge was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. McCarthy; daughter, Sharon McCarthy West; parents,...
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THOMAS J. WILLIAMS

February 14, 1955 - August 22, 2014

Thomas J. Williams, 59, of Cicero, passed away Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Centre with his family by his side. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he was a 1973 graduate of West Genesee High School and graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from Hofstra University. Tom retired from Camillus Cutlery Co. where he worked in sales and became the company historian. He had many...
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CLYDE I. HICKMAN

November 20, 1933 - August 22, 2014

Clyde I. Hickman, 80, of Jamesville, passed away Friday surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Cortland, he was a graduate of Cortland High School and moved to Syracuse in 1959. Clyde retired after 30 years with AT&T and then retired from Agway after 10 years. He was a communicant of St. James Church and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed...
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ROBERT "BOB" J. FRANK

April 26, 1945 - August 17, 2014

Robert "Bob" J. Frank, 69, of Camillus, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at home. Born in Utica, he lived in Syracuse since 1950 and was a graduate of St. Anthony's High School. He was a Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. Bob retired in 2003 after 28 years with New Process Gear and was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. He was a member of IBEW Local 43, UAW Local 624 and served on...
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RUTH ELAINE CLOS

June 11, 1944 - August 5, 2014

Ruth Elaine Clos, 70, formerly of Syracuse, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Scranton Regional Hospital in Scranton, PA. Born and raised in Syracuse, she lived in Pittston, PA since 2009. Ruth was a 1962 graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing. She worked over 40 years at various places including Temple-Inland, Inc., Crouse Hinds, and Mosler Safe Co. in Ohio. She enjoyed antiquing...
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MARY E. SIMMONS

November 3, 1924 - July 18, 2014

Mary E. Simmons, 89, formerly of Niskayuna, NY, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 in Agawam, Mass. Born in Saugus, Mass., she was a graduate of Swampscott High School, Swampscott, Mass. She lived most of her life in Niskayuna as a homemaker. Mary was a long-time volunteer at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Schenectady and long-time member of the Edison Country Club in Rexford, NY. She was also a...
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DANIEL M. JOHNSON

May 2, 1946 - July 12, 2014

Loving son, husband, father, grandfather, coach, role model, mentor and Orangeman, Daniel M. Johnson, 68, of Westvale, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Crouse Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a 1964 graduate of St. John the Evangelist. Dan retired in 2009 from Johnson Associates and previously worked for Gordon Tobacco Co., GE...
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LEONARD A. VAN HORN, JR.

March 11, 1971 - July 10, 2014

Leonard A. Van Horn Jr., 43, formerly of Syracuse, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 due to injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident in South Carolina. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he lived in South Carolina since 1993. Len was a graduate of West Genesee High School and the University of Buffalo. He was employed with Integrated Combustion Solutions in Duncan, SC. He enjoyed...
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JEAN E. CLOS

March 22, 1918 - June 29, 2014

Jean E. Clos, 96, of Fairmount, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at home. Born in Syracuse, she lived in Fairmount for 28 years. She was a 1936 graduate of Vocational High School and was formerly employed by Dr. H. Black. Jean was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Camillus Senior Citizens. She enjoyed golf. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Clos; parents,...
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MARILYN T. McCARTHY

September 27, 1930 - June 28, 2014

Marilyn T. McCarthy, 83 formerly of Camillus, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Broadlawn Manor Nursing Home in Amityville. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she retired from Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband, Donald, in 2003; and daughter, Karen Ann McCarthy in 1986. Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Albanese of Wantagh;...
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ETHEL J. MURPHY

July 22, 1920 - June 28, 2014

Ethel J. Murphy, 93, of East Syracuse, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Van Duyn Rehabilitation & Nursing. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of East Syracuse High School. Ethel was employed by the Syracuse Developmental Center for more than 30 years and was a former member of CSEA. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Kenneth; sister, Grace (Olin) Bockes of...
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SUZANNE J. KAZEL

October 14, 1949 - June 26, 2014

Suzanne J. Kazel, 64, of Fairmount, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, Suzanne retired in 2012 after 21 years with T.J. Maxx. She was predeceased by her father, Robert H. Clos, in 2013. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Kenneth; daughters, Alisa (Fred) Ingerson of Clay and Paula Contini of Baldwinsville; son, Kenneth Jr. of Syracuse;...
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EDWARD J. LaBARGE

October 9, 1945 - June 21, 2014

Edward J. LaBarge, 68, of Nedrow, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at University Hospital. Born in Oswego, he was a mechanic for Onondaga County Drainage & Sanitation for 30 years. Following his retirement, Ed was a school bus driver for First Student for seven years. He served in the Army National Guard and the Reserves. He was an active and long-standing member of Grace Baptist Church...
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MARY KOWALCZYK

October 7, 1922 - June 4, 2014

Mary Kowalczyk, 91, of Fairmount, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Herkimer, Mary moved to Syracuse in 1940 and retired after 30 years with General Electric. She was a communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and formerly of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. Mary was predeceased...
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SVIATOSLAV "SVIAT" MAKOHON

December 19, 1969 - May 30, 2014

Sviatoslav "Sviat" Makohon, 44, of Venice, Florida, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014. He left this world peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Sviat is survived by his parents, Ted and Stefania Dziergas of Syracuse; his vooyko/brother, Dr. Nykolai (Melissa) Pidhorodeckyj and their children, Andrew and Sonya of Akron, Ohio; cousins, Peter Dziergas, Regina Dziergas...
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Robert "Bob" Braunitzer

March 14, 1952 - May 28, 2014

After a long and brave fight with cancer, Bob Braunitzer, of Lakeland, returned to his Creator on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Francis House. Born in Fresno, CA on March 14, 1952, he was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area. He graduated from Corcoran High School and Le Moyne College. Bob and Sally were high school sweethearts and were married August 11, 1973. Those who have been blessed...
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ROBERT "SONNY" CEPARSKI, SR.

June 22, 1941 - April 29, 2014

Robert "Sonny" Ceparski Sr., 72, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center after a short illness. Born on June 22, 1941, he was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area and a graduate of Central Tech. Sonny was self-employed for over 40 years as a contractor and member of the Camillus Elks. He loved working and playing hard, a good laugh,...
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RAYMOND R. RINALDO

November 1, 1915 - April 25, 2014

Raymond R. Rinaldo, 98, of Warners, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at home. A lifetime resident of Warners, he attended Warners High School and was an Army veteran of World War II. Ray retired after more than 40 years from the Camillus Cutlery. He was a member of the American Legion in Baldwinsville and past member of Warners Fire Dept. He loved hunting, fishing and coaching softball. ...
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CECILE T. (MAYER) CARON

March 26, 1930 - April 21, 2014

Cecile T. (Mayer) Caron, 84, of Elbridge, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at home. Born in Chrysler, Ontario, Canada and raised in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, she lived in the Syracuse area since 1954. Cecile was employed by the Syracuse City School District for 10 years. A communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Jordan, she enjoyed word search puzzles, playing Euchre and visiting family in...
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MICHAEL "MUNCHY" MEYER

December 30, 1952 - April 20, 2014

Michael "Munchy" Meyer, 61, of Camillus, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at home with family by his side. A lifetime resident of the Camillus area, he was a 1971 graduate of West Genesee High School. Mike, with his wife, Shery, were tavern owners in Onondaga Hill and Fairmount for many years. He also was a taxi driver for many years, most recently with Orange Metro. A loyal supporter and...
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DIANE C. BOSS

February 4, 1946 - April 4, 2014

Diane C. Boss, 68, of Fairmount, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. She was born in Watertown, Wisconsin, and raised in Fort Atkinson. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she was also a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. Diane enjoyed reading and traveling. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, George; daughters, Alethea of...
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ALBERT "BUD" E. BAKER, JR.

December 31, 1917 - April 1, 2014

Albert "Bud" E. Baker Jr., 96, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Elderwood Health Care at Birchwood. Born in Malden, MA, he lived in Ipswich for most of his life until moving to Camillus in 2009. An Army veteran of WW II, Bud enjoyed meteorology his whole life and was honored to serve on General Eisenhower's staff as a meteorologist. He was a graduate of Malden High School...
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IVAN POTOTSKY

July 18, 1931 - March 31, 2014

Ivan Pototsky, 82, of Camillus, passed away peacefully Monday, March 31, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Krakow, Poland. After WW II, he moved to the Ukraine with his parents in 1946, at the age of 16. At the age of 20, he was called to serve in the military. In 1958, he married Anastasia Michaylechko and together they raised seven children. Ivan lived...
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EVELYN J. REVETTE

March 3, 1950 - March 29, 2014

Evelyn J. Revette, 64, of Elbridge, passed away Saturday, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was employed by Lockheed Martin for more than 25 years. She attended St. Patrick's Church in Jordan and Sacred Heart Church in Cicero. Evelyn enjoyed shopping, car rides with her husband, nights out with her girlfriends,...
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PATRICIA T. BURKE

June 18, 1931 - March 28, 2014

Patricia T. Burke, 82, of Camillus, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy. She lived in Tennessee from 1966 until moving to Camillus in 1976. Pat was employed by the Internal Revenue Service for more than 20 years. A communicant of St. Joseph's Church, she was a...
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JAMES F. SALANGER III

April 3, 1952 - March 27, 2014

James F. Salanger III, 61, of Fairmount, died peacefully Thursday at home surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Camillus, he attended Holy Family School and graduated from West Genesee High School in 1970. As a child, Jim studied Irish step dancing and won the coveted first place Irish jig in 1965. Graduating in 1974 from Le Moyne College, he earned a B.S. in Industrial Relations....
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JOHN J. GESWALDO

February 22, 1927 - March 23, 2014

John J. Geswaldo, 87, of Camillus, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at The Centers at St. Camillus. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was employed by General Electric Co. for 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II and member of the Camillus Senior Citizens. John enjoyed playing bingo, cards and dancing. John leaves behind his best friend of more than 40 years, Victor...
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DONNA DALY

November 9, 1960 - March 20, 2014

Donna Leigh Daly, 53, of Camillus, passed away Thursday at Francis House. Born in Hunterdon County, NJ, she lived in Camillus since 2007. Donna retired in 1990 from Swiss Bank in NYC and was most recently employed with Home Health Aides of CNY. She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Edward; and children, Jared, Jordan and Jaime Daly, all...
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SIGMUND "SIGGY" SOJDA

November 13, 1929 - March 20, 2014

Sigmund "Siggy" Sojda, 84, of Camillus, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. He was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, graduated from CBA and Le Moyne College, and served in the Army National Guard. Sigmund retired after 30 years with Niagara Mohawk. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church and member of the Camillus Elks Lodge. Sigmund was...
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MARY ANN GRIFFIN

April 7, 1935 - March 18, 2014

Mary Ann Griffin, 78, of Camillus, went home to God Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Francis House. Born in Hamilton, she was a 1957 graduate of St. Lawrence University and master's degree holder from Syracuse University. She taught English for over 30 years at West Genesee High School. Mary Ann was an active communicant of St. Joseph's Church. An avid golfer, she was a member of Tuscarora Golf...
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ANNE MACKO

February 5, 1924 - March 18, 2014

Anne (Bruciak) Macko, 90 , of Liverpool, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Elderwood Health Care at Birchwood with her family by her side. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, she was a graduate of Blodgett Vocational High School. During World War II, Anne worked for Remington Rand and A&P Tea Co. She retired from Sears & Roebuck after 25 years. She was a member of SS. Peter ...
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ROBBIE A. SHERRILL

September 23, 1946 - March 12, 2014

Robbie A. Sherrill, 67, of Camillus, passed away, Wednesday March 12, 2014 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he was an Air Force veteran. Robbie was employed by Cement Masons Local 519 for more than 20 years. An avid billiard player, he also enjoyed summers at his camp on Sylvan Beach. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his 12...
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LINDA COST RYAN

September 7, 1957 - March 11, 2014

Linda Cost Ryan, 56, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center surrounded by her loving family. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of Cazenovia College. Linda worked 25 years with Dr. Ramon Berrios and the last eight years with Joslin Diabetes Center. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and enjoyed golf, bowling...
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PHILLIP M. VISHNESKY

September 21, 1942 - March 9, 2014

Phillip M. Vishnesky, 71, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. Born in Scranton, PA, he lived in the Syracuse area since 1964. A graduate of the University of Dayton Ohio, Phillip received his master's degree from SUNY Cortland. He was a physical education teacher at the West Genesee High School for 34 years. He was a...
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JOSEPH P. ZAPISEK

February 7, 1937 - March 8, 2014

Joseph P. "Dziadz" Zapisek, 77, of Syracuse, passed away Saturday at home. He was born in Utica and moved to Syracuse in 1984. A graduate of Utica Free Academy, he was an Army veteran, having served in the Lebanon Conflict. Joe was employed by ABF Freight Systems in Utica for 17 years, retiring in 1994. He was also formerly employed by Boss-Linco Lines in Utica. A member of the Local 182...
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BEATRICE BOYCE WARREN

January 17, 1914 - March 7, 2014

Beatrice E. Warren, 100, of Syracuse, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Cunningham Building at Loretto. Born in Tarrytown, she lived in Ossining until moving to Syracuse in November 2000. Beatrice was a graduate of Ossining High School and a secretary for Drs. Kipp and Kaplan in Ossining for 20 years. A member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, she was also a former member of Highland...
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SHIRLEY A. WEGERSKI

April 13, 1929 - March 7, 2014

Shirley A. Wegerski, 84, of Camillus, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of Vocational High School. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Alfred, in 1987. ...
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STELLA T. DEC

September 17, 1920 - March 4, 2014

Stella T. Dec, 93, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, she lived in Camillus for over 50 years. She retired after over 10 years with the West Genesee Central School District and formerly worked at Sealtest Ice Cream. A communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Stella was a...
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JAMES R. SHOPE, JR.

October 3, 1934 - March 2, 2014

James R. Shope Jr., 79, of Camillus, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Crouse Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born in Lancaster, PA, he grew up in York, PA before moving to the Central New York area in 1967. James was a graduate of York High School, the University of Pennsylvania and NYU where he received a master's degree. He was a financial advisor with Prudential...
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Jo Lilena Danes McNamara

August 5, 1950 - February 23, 2014

Jo Lilena Danes McNamara, 63, of Syracuse, passed away Sunday at Crouse Hospital. Born on August 5, 1950, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Jo was a waitress for 39 years at Hotel Syracuse, Sheraton Inn and Holiday Inn. She was also a former communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed...
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April L. Nuzzi

April 1, 1953 - February 22, 2014

April L. Nuzzi, 60, formerly of Westvale, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Hudson, FL after a 2-year battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Syracuse, she lived in Florida since 2004. April was president of Amvets Post 16 Ladies Auxiliary in Hudson, FL. Surviving are her husband, James Jr.; sons, James III (Paula), Matthew (Christina), and Marc; grandchildren, Corrinne, Hunter,...
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Nora Moran

February 10, 1943 - February 18, 2014

Nora Moran, 71, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at The Centers at St. Camillus. Born and raised in Syracuse, she lived in Camillus since 1970 and was a 1960 graduate of Central High School. She retired after 15 years with the Town of Camillus. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church. Nora loved the outdoors, especially playing tennis and fishing. She was a member of...
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Ruth L. Larkin

August 12, 1926 - February 18, 2014

Ruth L. Larkin, 87, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at University Hospital. A lifetime resident of Camillus, she was a stay-at-home mom, later working part-time at The Addis Co. where she enjoyed her time with co-workers and meeting and greeting customers. Ruth was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and an avid reader. She enjoyed spending time with her family and...
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Robert Frank Keane

July 24, 1932 - February 18, 2014

Robert Frank Keane, 81, of Camillus, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Loretto. Born and raised in Douglas, Arizona, he lived in Gary, Indiana from 1945 until moving to Camillus in 1953. Bob was a 1950 graduate of Tolleston High School where he met his bride, Doris, and a 1952 graduate of Valparaiso Institute of Technology. He served in the US Army from 1955-1957 and was...
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Ann Adrianne Volsko

May 1, 1925 - February 17, 2014

Ann Adrianne Volsko, 88, of Camillus, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of Vocational High School and Kathryn Gibbs Secretarial School. Ann was employed by the NYS Health Dept. for more than 20 years and was a member of the Lincoln Cultural Assn. and Civil Service Employees Assn. A communicant of Holy...
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Richard P. Sacco

November 4, 1943 - February 17, 2014

Richard P. Sacco, 70, of Camillus, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at Upstate University hospital at Community General. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he attended Cerebral Palsy Clinic and Percy Hughes school. He retired after 20 years with Lipe Rollway Bearing and also worked many years for Goodwill Consolidated Industries. A longtime communicant of St. Lucy's Church, Richard...
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Vincent J. Klementowski

September 29, 1927 - February 16, 2014

Vincent J. Klementowski, 86, of Syracuse, passed away Sunday at the VA Medical Center. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a 1947 graduate of St. Lucy's Academy. Vincent served in the Coast Guard during WW II. He was employed by Loblaw's for 27 years and Peter's IGA for 16 years. He was a communicant of St. Lucy's Church and member of the Valley Men's Club. An avid SU fan, he also...
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Natalie C. Haggett

February 5, 1922 - February 13, 2014

Natalie Chandler Haggett, 92, of Howlett Hill, passed away Thursday at Loretto. Born in Dunkirk, she was the daughter of Heman W. and Bertella Hardy Chandler. Nat graduated as a registered nurse from Buffalo General Hospital in 1945 and was employed by Dr. Bluto and Dr. Palmer in Camillus for 30 years. A member of Howlett Hill Presbyterian Church for more than 60 years, she was also a former...
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Theresa Kunai Dobrowolski

June 11, 1930 - February 12, 2014

Theresa Kunai Dobrowolski, 83, of Camillus, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of Cathedral High School. Theresa was employed by General Motors for more than five years. An active member of the Camillus Seniors, she was also an avid bridge player. Theresa loved singing at family events. She was a communicant of...
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Thomas S. Grier

May 19, 1928 - February 12, 2014

Thomas S. Grier, 85, of Camillus, went home to The Lord on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, after a short illness. He was born in Akron, Ohio on May 19, 1928. While growing up, his family lived in various locations across the U.S., finally settling in Central New York in 1943. He attended Marcellus High School and honorably served two tours in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1949 and 1951 to 1952. ...
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Dorothy Bilecki Gleason

May 6, 1929 - February 6, 2014

Dorothy Bilecki Gleason, 84, of Camillus, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Crouse Hospital. Born in Syracuse, she lived in Camillus since 1957 and was a graduate of Blodgett Vocational High School. Dorothy retired in 1994 after 14 years with Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital and was formerly employed with Brown-Lipe Chapin and Bristol Labs. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church...
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Daniel D. Bandera

July 7, 1928 - January 31, 2014

Daniel D. Bandera, 85, of Syracuse, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014. He was a graduate of Central Tech. He was a Navy veteran of World War II after enlisting at the age of 17. He attended Syracuse University through the GI Bill where he received a B.S. in Business Administration and graduated third in his class. He retired from Niagara Mohawk in 1987 after 34 years. Dan founded the...
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Kevin Hickey

January 18, 1994 - January 31, 2014

Kevin Ryan Hickey, 20, of Camillus, passed away Friday at The Centers at St. Camillus. Born in Long Beach, California on January 18, 1994, he lived in Auburn from 1994 until moving to Camillus in 2009. Kevin was a student in the Auburn City School District before graduating from West Genesee High School in 2012. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Camillus and former communicant of St....
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Gerald "Gerry" S. Inman

July 20, 1945 - January 30, 2014

Gerald "Gerry" S. Inman, 68, of Camillus, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014. Born and raised in Ithaca, he resided in Syracuse and Camillus for 34 years. Gerald graduated from Ithaca High School in 1963, Tompkins Community College in 1970 and Cornell University in 1972. He received his master's degree from SUNY Binghamton in 1978. An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, Gerry was...
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Pasquale "Pat" Allegro

October 28, 1921 - January 27, 2014

Pasquale "Pat" Allegro, 92, of Camillus, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. Born and raised in Syracuse, he lived in Camillus since 1969. He was a 1940 graduate of Assumption High School and an Army Air Corps veteran of WW II. Pat retired in 1971 after 24 years with GE and also drove a school bus for West Genesee Schools for over 12 years. A...
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Filomena Caputo Rudiger

April 7, 1940 - January 27, 2014

Filomena Caputo Rudiger, 73, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Monday at Syracuse Home at McHarrie Place, Baldwinsville. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, Filomena received her RN degree from Syracuse General Hospital and nurse practitioner license through Community General Hospital. She retired from Community General Hospital after 41 years. She was a communicant of The Church of St. Michael...
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Gary C. Welling

February 7, 1947 - January 26, 2014

Pastor Gary C. Welling, 66, of Syracuse, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 27, 2014 at home. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. Born and raised in Hannibal, he lived in the Syracuse area most of his life and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Pastor Welling graduated from Hannibal High School in 1965,...
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Jo-Ann M. Gates

May 9, 1934 - January 26, 2014

Jo-Ann M. Dykeman Gates, 79, of Fairmount, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 26, 2014 at University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of Solvay High School. She worked at Carrier Corp. and Onondaga Road Elementary School library. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and served as a Eucharistic minister. An...
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Diane M. Scaramuzzino

March 22, 1927 - January 25, 2014

Diane M. Scaramuzzino, 86, of Camillus, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 at The Centers at St. Camillus. Born in Utica to Charles and Clara Merlini, she was the seventh of nine children. She lived in Utica before moving to Camillus in 1965. She was a graduate of St. Francis De Sales School in Utica and communicant of Holy Family Church and member of the Altar & Rosary Society. Diane...
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Susan C. Cordner

October 25, 1948 - January 24, 2014

Susan C. Cordner, 65, of Camillus, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2014 at home with her family by her side. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Richard and Corinne Webster on October 25, 1948, she spent most of her life in Camillus. Susan was a graduate of the Class of 1966 West Genesee High School and later attended SUNY Potsdam. She retired after 27 years with Chicago...
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Archibald McNeill

September 5, 1934 - January 15, 2014

Archibald McNeill, 79, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Loretto. Born and raised in Belfast, Ireland, he lived in Syracuse since 1952. Archie retired from Carrier Corp. after 35 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. Archibald was predeceased by his wife, the former Stella LaFlesh, in 2005; and grandson, Joshua David Keller, in 2000. Surviving are his sons,...
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Peter Carr

January 14, 2014

Peter V. Carr, 77, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Iroquois Nursing Home surrounded by his wife and children. Born and raised in Westvale, he was a longtime resident of Camillus. He was a 1954 graduate of CBA, attended Alfred University, and served in the Army National Guard. Peter retired in 2001 after 17 years with New Venture Gear. He was previously self-employed...
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Michael Robinson

March 15, 1957 - January 13, 2014

Michael A. Robinson, 56, of Syracuse, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at VA Medical Center. He was a 1975 graduate of Corcoran High School and an Army veteran. Michael was a missionary in Bolivia, South America, out of Grace Baptist Church. Michael was predeceased by his mother, Estella; and brother, Dale Robinson. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Caroline; daughter, Hillary...
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Catherine J. McCracken

May 31, 1938 - January 11, 2014

Catherine "Kaye" J. McLaughlin McCracken, 75, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 11, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Osceola Mills, PA, she lived in the Syracuse area since 1956. Kaye was a 1956 graduate of Clearfield Area High School. She loved butterflies. She also enjoyed playing Bunco and camping at her family camp on Brennan Beach. Kaye was predeceased by...
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Theresa Delaney Khammar

April 23, 1933 - January 8, 2014

Theresa Delaney Khammar, 80, of Fairmount, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a 1951 graduate of Baldwinsville High School. Theresa was a home day care provider for over 20 years and an Avon representative, which earned her the President's Award. She most importantly loved being with her family and would never miss any event. ...
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Margaret "Peg" H. Hebert

January 31, 1922 - January 7, 2014

Margaret "Peg" H. Hebert, 91, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at home. Born in West Chazy, she lived in Utica for approximately eight years and Camillus since 1961. She was predeceased by her husband, Berkley W. Hebert, in 1992. Surviving are her son, Brian of Syracuse; beloved grandson, Stephan of Manlius, whom she thought the world of; nieces, nephews, great-niece, and...
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Pelleno "Bill" Bianchi

June 11, 1951 - January 3, 2014

Pelleno "Bill" Bianchi, 62, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014. Born on June 11, 1951, he was a long-time resident of Camillus. Bill was a graduate of West Genesee High School. He worked for Dey Bros., Ames Department Stores and Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Bill was an active member of Sing Out Syracuse, an avid reader and enjoyed cooking and baking. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Andrea...
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Imelda Holzner

November 21, 1944 - January 1, 2014

Imelda Holzner, 69, of The Hearth at Greenpoint, Liverpool, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. In March 2007, she had moved to Central New York from Yonkers along with her mother. Born in San Francisco on November 21, 1944, she moved with her parents to NYC in 1946. She attended school at St. Barnabas in the Bronx and graduated from Lincoln High...
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Edward J. Shewchuk

April 20, 1934 - January 1, 2014

Edward J. Shewchuk, 79, a lifelong resident of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at home. He was a graduate of Vocational High School. A U.S. Navy veteran from 1952-1956, he served in the Korean War aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S Lake Champlain CVA-39 and later at the U.S. Naval Air Station Glynco in Brunswick, GA. He retired as a senior research technician and foreman of the...
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Joanne L. Morrissey

September 8, 1930 - December 30, 2013

Joanne Leahey Morrissey, 83, of Fairmount, passed away Monday at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of St. Patrick's School and St. Joseph's School of Nursing. A communicant of St. Patrick's Church, she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joanne was predeceased by her husband of 51 years,...
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Alma Derby Ballester

June 3, 1929 - December 28, 2013

Alma C. Derby Ballester, 84, of Camillus, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Crouse Hospital. Born in Syracuse, she was raised in Jordan and lived in Camillus since 1964. Alma retired from the West Genesee School District after five years and was formerly employed by the Merchants Mutual Casualty Insurance. Co. An active band parent with the West Genesee marching bands, she also...
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Alice L. Kelleher

February 26, 1920 - December 23, 2013

Alice L. Kelleher, 93, of Camillus, passed away Monday at Iroquois Nursing Home. Born in New York City, she lived in Camillus for more than 50 years. Alice retired in 1985 after 15 years with the Syracuse City School District. A communicant of St. Joseph's Church, she was actively involved with Eucharistic adoration. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Westhill Golf League. She also enjoyed...
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Gertrude "Gert" Pfeiffer Warriner

February 25, 1921 - December 17, 2013

Gertrude "Gert" Pfeiffer Warriner, 92, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Van Duyn Rehabilitation & Nursing. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse-Camillus area, she was a graduate of Most Holy Rosary School. Gert was formerly employed for many years by Pfeiffer's Drive Inn and Witherill's Department Store. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and enjoyed golf,...
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Phyllis M. Otis

April 26, 1924 - December 17, 2013

Phyllis M. Otis, 89, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Loretto. Born in Ashton, SD, she lived most of her life in the Syracuse area and retired from Americanization League in Syracuse after many years. Phyllis was a 50-year communicant of St. Vincent DePaul Church and attended St. Joseph's Church since living in Camillus. Her favorite hobby in life was taking care of her...
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Marcel A. Voumard

February 3, 1920 - December 15, 2013

Marcel A. Voumard, 93, of Warners, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Loretto. Born and raised in Moutier, Switzerland, he moved to the US in 1950 and lived in Warners for more than 50 years. When he first came to the US, Marcel worked two years with Pass & Seymour and then was employed by William Bailey Construction, for more than 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a former...
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Ann Czebiniak Finch

December 22, 1920 - December 15, 2013

Ann Czebiniak Finch, 92, of Camillus, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Crouse Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised on a strawberry farm in Parish, she lived in the Syracuse area since 1940. Her work ethic and love of gardening continued throughout her life. As a young woman, Ann worked at the L.C. Smith Co. where she met Ray Finch. They...
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Timothy M. Potts

May 16, 1953 - December 10, 2013

Timothy M. Potts, 60, of Liverpool, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Crouse Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Tim showed amazing courage and strength during his illness. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a graduate of Liverpool High School. He was employed with Tops in Clay for over 30 years. An avid golfer and Yankee fan, he loved the Adirondacks and...
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Earl M. Macholl, Jr.

February 2, 1946 - December 9, 2013

Earl M. Macholl Jr., 67, of Baldwinsville, passed away Monday at University Hospital. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a graduate of Marcellus High School and OCC. He was a Vietnam Army veteran and member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Earl retired in 1999 as police chief after 26 years with the Town of Camillus Police Department. He loved spending time with his family and...
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Christopher S. Thomas

February 6, 1965 - December 2, 2013

Christopher S. Thomas, 48, of North Syracuse, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a 1983 graduate of West Genesee High School and attended Penn State University. He was formerly employed with Marcellus Casket Co. and Sabert Insulation, Inc. Christopher was predeceased by his father, William, in 2010. Surviving are his sons, Sean, Eric and...
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Beverly G. Spooner

November 15, 1932 - December 1, 2013

Beverly G. Spooner, 81, of Camillus, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Syracuse Home at McHarrie Place. Born in Groton, she lived in Camillus since 1965. She enjoyed her summer cottage in Moravia. Beverly was a 1950 graduate of Groton High School and 1953 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse with ENT Associates. A member of St. Luke's...
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Louis "Louie" J. Procopio

November 25, 1930 - November 25, 2013

Louis "Louie" J. Procopio, 83, formerly of Lafayette, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at Loretto. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he grew up on the West end and was a graduate of St. Lucy's Academy. Louis was an Air Force veteran. He retired from Colonial/Chubb Life Insurance Co. and ran Pro's Produce stand for many years. He spent many years volunteering at St. Lucy's Food...
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Robert F. Nolan

June 15, 1924 - November 24, 2013

Robert F. Nolan, 89, of Camillus, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a graduate of CBA and Niagara University. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Robert retired with over 35 years as an accountant with L.B. Smith, Inc., John Deere and General Electric. A communicant St. Joseph's Church,...
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William Francis Bellotti

March 14, 1925 - November 23, 2013

William Francis Bellotti, 88, of Kirkville, formerly of Warners, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013 at James Square Rehabilitation Centre. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he retired in 1980 after 33 years with Allied Chemical Corp. William was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and member of the Tyrol Club of Solvay and Camillus Seniors. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed...
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Ronald A. Murray

February 3, 1934 - November 21, 2013

Ronald A. Murray, 79, of North Syracuse, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he attended Onondaga Valley Academy. Ron retired in 1994 after 30 years with Carpenters Union Local 12. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed singing, dancing and listening to music. Ron was predeceased by his parents,...
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Walter Charles Patrick Guthrie

April 27, 1928 - November 21, 2013

Walter Charles Patrick Guthrie, 85, of Camillus, passed away Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a 1947 graduate of Vocational High School and a Marine Corps veteran of WW II. He served three years in the 27th Division of the National Guard. Walter retired after 20 years with the Teamsters Local Union 317. He was a communicant of St....
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Michael D. Perry

February 27, 1951 - November 20, 2013

Michael D. Perry, 62, of Camillus, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Born in Syracuse, he lived in Camillus for 36 years. Michael was a 1968 graduate of Corcoran High School. He was employed by FedEx Custom Critical for 15 years. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. A great athlete, he was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast who "bleeds Orange". He also enjoyed cooking,...
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Rosalie Kenny

October 25, 1939 - November 16, 2013

Rosalie A. Kenny 74, of Camillus, passed away Saturday November 16, 2013at Francis House. Born in Rochester, she was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and retired from the Onondaga County Dept. of Finance. Rosalie was a volunteer with Upstate Medical Center, former member of the Pompey Community Council and foster mother for many years. She enjoyed golf, gardening and spending time at Owasco...
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Lynn Ann Davis

May 16, 1941 - November 15, 2013

Lenora Ann Davis, 72, of Camillus, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at University Hospital. Born in the Bronx, she was a graduate of Grasslands School of Nursing in Valhalla. Lynn worked at Westchester Square Hospital and at Chappell's and The Bon-Ton in Camillus. She was a wonderful wife, mother, nana and friend. Lynn was predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Nora Worrall. ...
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Winona Frye Lee

February 2, 1920 - November 14, 2013

Winona Frye Lee, 93, of Liverpool, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013 at home. Born in Syracuse, she lived in Marcellus for 27 years until moving to Liverpool in 1977. Winona taught for a short time with the Peru Central School District. She left her teaching career to work with her husband, The Rev. M. Dennis Lee, in a number of ministries. A former member of St. John´s Episcopal...
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