Burns Garfield Funeral Home, Inc.

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

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


Our Obituaries

Chrisanthi Tzetzis

March 22, 1934 - August 8, 2017

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

July 1, 1935 - August 7, 2017

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

March 1, 1979 - July 23, 2017

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

August 16, 1932 - July 20, 2017

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

May 15, 1944 - June 21, 2017

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

April 6, 1934 - June 15, 2017

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

October 11, 1940 - June 14, 2017

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

May 12, 1958 - June 2, 2017

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

February 13, 1967 - May 28, 2017

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

September 28, 1926 - May 21, 2017

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

November 11, 1950 - May 8, 2017

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

January 29, 1924 - April 27, 2017

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

October 21, 1938 - April 17, 2017

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

April 19, 1940 - April 8, 2017

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

May 12, 1925 - March 29, 2017

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

April 5, 1920 - March 22, 2017

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

June 13, 1947 - March 6, 2017

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

November 29, 1919 - March 4, 2017

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

January 10, 1959 - February 25, 2017

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

April 13, 1945 - February 22, 2017

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

March 31, 1936 - February 6, 2017

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

November 19, 1970 - February 2, 2017

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

October 5, 1917 - January 23, 2017

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

April 10, 1983 - January 20, 2017

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

June 26, 1935 - January 19, 2017

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

May 31, 1922 - December 20, 2016

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

June 21, 1984 - December 8, 2016

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

March 20, 1925 - December 3, 2016

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

January 5, 1955 - December 1, 2016

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

May 20, 1940 - November 21, 2016

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

April 22, 1918 - November 20, 2016

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

November 5, 2016

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

April 2, 1929 - November 3, 2016

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

October 12, 1920 - October 19, 2016

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

July 4, 1930 - October 18, 2016

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

March 17, 1926 - October 15, 2016

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

November 12, 1949 - October 9, 2016

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

August 8, 1974 - October 4, 2016

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

February 12, 1921 - September 24, 2016

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

October 31, 1991 - September 23, 2016

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

January 21, 1941 - September 1, 2016

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

September 7, 1924 - August 28, 2016

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

January 15, 1941 - July 27, 2016

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

August 6, 1933 - July 27, 2016

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

November 21, 1959 - July 17, 2016

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

June 13, 1954 - June 30, 2016

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

July 5, 1931 - June 25, 2016

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

August 22, 1918 - June 23, 2016

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

July 28, 1970 - June 19, 2016

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

August 7, 1999 - June 17, 2016

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

January 30, 1935 - June 14, 2016

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

July 20, 1936 - May 26, 2016

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

April 8, 1962 - May 17, 2016

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

May 21, 1932 - May 16, 2016

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

April 25, 2016

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

August 3, 1929 - April 16, 2016

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

October 14, 1915 - April 11, 2016

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

April 22, 1943 - March 17, 2016

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

March 27, 1929 - March 3, 2016

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

March 24, 1928 - February 25, 2016

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

June 15, 1928 - February 16, 2016

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

April 6, 1922 - February 16, 2016

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

December 23, 1927 - February 15, 2016

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

September 9, 1930 - February 3, 2016

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

February 29, 1932 - February 2, 2016

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

October 14, 1932 - January 22, 2016

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

July 24, 1953 - January 15, 2016

Mary Ann Lewis, 62, of Onondaga Hill, born in Rochester, NY, passed away on January 15, 2016, with her family by her side. Mary Ann married Charles Lewis on October 4, 1982. She was the daughter of Charles G. and Georgia (Kanelis) Katopes. Mary Ann graduated from Syracuse University with a Biochemistry degree, where she was the coxswain and captain on the rowing team. She continued her studies at...
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Mary L. (Doe) Chase

August 6, 1926 - January 12, 2016

Mary L (Doe) Chase, 89, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at her home in Oneida NY, on January 12, 2016. She was born in Watertown, NY on August 6, 1926, the daughter of Alexander and Marie (DeVeau) Doe. She married the late Paul Everett Chase on June 15, 1946 and was a homemaker her whole life and totally dedicated to her family. She volunteered at the Knoxville...
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Norene E. Condon

July 18, 1930 - January 5, 2016

Norene E. Condon, 85, of Syracuse passed away at the Cottages at Garden Grove in Cicero. She was a lifelong resident of Syracuse, graduating from the original Nottingham High School in 1948. She earned her Bachelor degree from Syracuse University in 1952 and later her Master of Education degree from there. She went on to become a home economics teacher in the Clyde and Pleasantville school...
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Geri Archambeault

February 18, 1933 - December 24, 2015

Geri Archambeault passed away peacefully on December 14, 2015 after a short illness. Geri was born on February 18, 1933 in Pittsfield MA. She was married to John Archambeault for 24 years until his passing in 1986. Geri retired from General Electric in 1992 but continued to keep busy with jobs at Pompey Country Club, NY State Fair and ushering for hockey games and shows downtown. Geri enjoyed...
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John T. (Jack) Fegley

October 18, 1925 - November 26, 2015

John T. (Jack) Fegley, 90, passed away Thursday after a long illness. Jack was born in Fulton, NY, the son of Catherine and Charles Fegley. A proud veteran of WWII, he served as a Corporal in the US Army Infantry in the Philippines and was selected for the Signal Corps. Jack was a Fulton High School graduate and a cum laude graduate of SU with a BA in Public Accounting. He was a supervising...
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Margaret (Margie) Zeece

December 3, 1920 - November 25, 2015

Margaret (Margie) Zeece, 94, died early Wednesday morning, November 25, 2015, at Holmes Lake Manor in Lincoln, NE. From her birth in Wood River, IL. on December 3, 1920, to her death, she was devoted to her family and her faith. Her long life provided her the opportunity to touch the hearts of all who knew her – even those she consistently outpaced at bingo in her Holmes Lake Manor community. ...
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Harry E. Rook

October 27, 1925 - November 23, 2015

Harry E. Rook 90 of Syracuse, son of Jane M. and Harry Rook, passed away on November 23, 2015. Born in 1925 in Cortland, N.Y., he attended Cortland High School, graduating in 1944. He then graduated from Syracuse University earning his B.S. in Education in 1948 and his M.S. in 1951. His studies included semesters at University of Oxford, UK and Cornell University. Harry worked in the City of...
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Patricia Harte Durgin

March 9, 1934 - November 18, 2015

Patricia Harte Durgin passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on November 18, 2015. She was born Patricia Helen Harte on March 9, 1934 in Addison, Vermont to parents Helen Cawley Harte and Patrick Francis Harte. She was the oldest of six girls (Patricia, Helen, Catherine, Marie, Frances and Elizabeth) who grew up on a dairy farm in Northern Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain. Her...
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Paul E. Britton

February 23, 1922 - November 10, 2015

Paul E. Britton, 93, passed away on November 10. Born in Syracuse, he attended Bellevue Elementary School, Central High School and CCBI. Paul graduated from Syracuse University in 1943 with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and was a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. Paul worked at Westinghouse Steam Division in Pennsylvania until he joined the Army in 1945. In 1947, he began...
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Alice Najeeb Jelda

December 16, 1940 - November 9, 2015

Alice Najeeb Jelda November 9, 2015 Alice Jelda, 75, passed away on Monday November 9th at Upstate University Hospital after a long battle with breast cancer. After her husband, Jabra Tarazi passed away at a young age; Alice devoted her life to raising their five successful children, Iman Shahine, Joseph Tarazi, Akram Tarazi, Mona Tarazi-Khouri, and Ihab Tarazi. She was also a loving grandmother...
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Elizabeth M. Coss

April 14, 1917 - November 7, 2015

Elizabeth M. Coss, 98, of Syracuse passed away Saturday November 7, 2015. Betty chose to leave this life as she lived it, peacefully with great dignity and on her own terms. A native of Syracuse Betty had been a resident of St. Camillus for the past six years where she enjoyed actively participating in the community and treasured the friendships she was able to make throughout her time there. A...
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Michael Gillespie

July 3, 1994 - November 5, 2015


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Agnes J. (Shipman) Coon

June 28, 1925 - October 26, 2015

Agnes J. (Shipman) Coon, 90, passed away peaceably after a short illness on October 26, 2015. Agnes (Aggie) was born June 28, 1925 in Fall River, MA the daughter Angelo and Mary Pacheco. She was a devoted mother to her 9 children whom she loved and her generosity was only exceeded by her kindness. Agnes was a long time member of the Moose Club where she loved to listen and dance along to her...
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Thomas Robb Watt

February 18, 1950 - October 21, 2015

Commander Thomas Robb Watt, crossed the bar on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in Syracuse, NY, at 65 years young. Tom was born February 18, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph and Mary Watt. He moved to Syracuse as a young boy, growing up on Euclid Avenue, meeting the love of life, Mary Lou Van Der Bogart, at the age of 12. He graduated from Nottingham High School, and later Syracuse University in...
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Ruth (Vanderpool) Dickerson

December 26, 1925 - October 16, 2015

Ruth (Vanderpool) Dickerson, 89, of Syracuse passed away October 16, 2015. Born in Syracuse one of seventeen children to Grant and Gertrude Vanderpool. Ruth spent her career as an LPN in the neonatal unit of St. Joseph's Hospital dedicating her life to the care pre-maturely born babies. In retirement Ruth discovered a passion as an artist creating beautiful art for her family to enjoy. An avid...
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Anna Skopelianos

April 7, 1920 - October 12, 2015

Anna Skopelianos, 95, of DeWitt, passed away Monday October 12, 2015. She was born and lived in the village of Kladorahi, Florina, Greece before immigrating to Syracuse in 1970 with her husband and son. Anna imparted her strength and wisdom to her family who will miss her dearly. She enjoyed tending to her legendary garden, cooking and baking (especially her wonderful pita), watching Syracuse...
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John Michailidis

March 5, 1932 - October 2, 2015

John Michailidis of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Friday October 2, 2015. Johnny was a long time employee of the Hotel Syracuse where he worked from 1947 until its closure totaling 54 years of service. John was a permanent fixture of the Hotel Syracuse. He enjoyed sharing stories of his experiences at the Hotel and the people he met encountering thousands of people including Presidents,...
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Jay A. Haight

April 18, 1943 - September 29, 2015

A memorial service for Jay A. Haight is being held on April 16, 2016, at 10:00 am at Burns-Garfield Funeral Home. Jay's family will receive visitors from 9-10 with a reception to follow in the Great Room following the service. Our brother left us on September 29, 2015, released from the bonds of earth, he resides in peace now. Jay was born on April 18, 1943, to Jay and Polly Haight, who...
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