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Mary Patricia Chapman
March 17, 1927 to July 24, 2018 

Mary Patricia “Pat” (Fisselbrand) Chapman, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Born in Syracuse to the late Mary (Doyle) and John Louis “Sport Weaver” Fisselbrand

Graduated from St. Vincent’s and worked at New York Telephone Company for many years retiring from the City of Syracuse, Bureau of Water.

Pat belonged to St. Vincent’s Altar & Rosary Society, St. Vincent Happy Roamers, Holy Trinity Seniors , the “Telephone Cover Dish Gals” and very active in the Democratic Party.

Pat enjoyed spending time with her bowling friends, telephone girls, school friends and most especially, her family. Pat was a special person who was active in her community and enjoyed helping others and volunteering her time.

The family wishes to thank and acknowledge some very special people in Pat’s life. Pat’s neighbor and loyal friend, Neal Landers and his daughter, Desiree along with the ladies at St. Vincent’s Church. We thank Mary Jane, Kathy, Lori and Angela Merola, Eileen Long and all of the health care aides that provided wonderful care to our mother enabling her to stay in her beloved home.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her beloved daughter, Mary Pat (Eddie Cordon) Chapman on May 15, 2016

SURVIVED BY: Three sons, Tim (Diane Smith) Chapman , Bob (Jill Swanson) Chapman, John ( Pam) Chapman

Eleven grandkids: Amelia Chapman, Michael Chapman, Ryan (Heather) Chapman, Seann Chapman, Courtney Chapman, Ben Chapman, Kyle Chapman, Jessica (Kevin) Chapman, Olivia (Greg) Chapman, Ashley (Kevin) Chapman and Robbie (Maureen) Chapman

Seven great grandchildren and several cousins from the Krick and Doyle families.

Calling hours will be TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 342 Vine Street, Syracuse, New York

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Vincent de Paul Church on TUESDAY at 12:00 PM

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery


Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 342 Vine Street, Syracuse, NY 13203







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Jennifer B. (Potter) Morgan
August 26, 1973 to June 23, 2018

Jennifer B. (Potter) Morgan, 44 of Liverpool passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 after a long illness.

Native of the Syracuse area, Jennifer grew up in Constantia.

Jennifer was the devoted mother of two sons, Derek Morgan and Cody Wessing.

Pre-deceased by her father, David M. Morgan

She is survived by her two sons, her boyfriend, Simon Asbury, her mother, Kim Potter and three siblings.

Visitation will be on MONDAY, July 2, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse.

Funeral Services will immediately follow at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Loomis Hill Cemetery on Howlett Hill Road in Syracuse

Contributions may be made directly to the family or in memory of Jennifer to the local Autism Support group (FEAT OF CNY--Family for Effective Autism Treatment) 






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THOMAS C. TUCKER
        July 13, 1942 to May 9, 2018 


Thomas C. Tucker, 75 of Syracuse died on May 9, 2018.

Native of Belmont, NY, Tom was the son of the late Clyde and Marguerite (Snyder) Tucker.

There are no known survivors

Funeral Services are private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements



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      ROSS COSIMANO
April 9, 1929 to June 3, 2018

Ross Cosimano, 89 of Homewood, Illinois and formerly of Syracuse passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Beloved husband of Rosemary (Goult) Cosimano.  Loving father of Lawrence (Karen), Patricia (Jeffrey), Robert, Edward (Michel), Thomas and the late Nancy Cosimano (1970).  Cherished grandfather of Alex and Kathryn and Great-grandfather to Maya.  

Ross retired after 40 years for G.E. in Chicago Heights and Oak Brook as an Employee Relations Manager. Former owner of the Homewood Drive-In Cleaners.  

Ross was an avid tennis player and a longtime member of the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club. 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday June 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with A Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at the St. Joseph Church, 17951 Dixie Highway in Homewood, Illinois.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Assumption Cemetery, 2401 Court Street, Syracuse, NY.  (Section 13D)

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the Syracuse arrangements and Tews-Ryan Funeral Home in Homewood, IL has been entrusted with the Illinois arrangements



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Mary S. Chao
October 14, 1927 to May 28, 2018 

Mary S. Chao, 90 years old of Manlius, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, May 28, 2018.  

Mary was born in Shanghai, China. She married Joseph Chao at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan and immigrated to the US. 

Mary led a full life that spanned three countries.  She was a teacher while in Taiwan and a loving wife, mother of four children, grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 3 in her six plus decades in the United States.  

She is survived by four children, Dr. Andrew Chao (Dailing Lee),  
Dr. Margaret Chao (Dr. Joseph Ang), Prof. Pamela Chao (Kevin Hoffman) and Dr. Lawrence Chao (Anne Tran).

Visitation for friends and family will be on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 259 E. Onondaga St in Syracuse.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
celebrated at 10:00 AM in the church.  

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Graveside services will take place at the Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church, 259 E. Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202






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                                      Eric V. Burke
December 22, 1950 to December 29, 2017 

Eric V. Burke, formerly of Syracuse, NY, who passed away on December 29, 2017, will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the North Syracuse Cemetery on South Bay Road in North Syracuse, NY.

Friends who wish to pay their respects are invited to join the family as we say our final goodbyes. 

Eric was predeceased by his son Todd Burke, his father Martin Burke, and his sister Janine Burke.

He is survived by his mother, Irene Hansen Burke; brothers Wayne Burke, Tux Burke, and his wife, Billi, of ME; niece, Adora Grave, and nephews, Keegan and Kamden Burke, fiance’ Joanie Shine, of NH. 



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Marijane "Mickey" Genovese
              September 28, 1951 to May 23, 2018

Marijane “Mickey” Genovese, 66 of Syracuse passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2018.

Native of Brooklyn, Mickey was the widow of the late David Genovese who passed away on January 26, 2008.

Survived by her loving husband, Francis “Cowboy” Mason of Syracuse

A Celebration of Life will be at a date to be determined.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


    






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Diane M. "MITZI" (Probst) Heffron
   July 27, 1925 to May 17, 2018 

Mrs. Diane “MITZI” (Probst) Heffron of Syracuse passed away peacefully on May 17, 2018.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Mitzi retired from Rockwell Industries in 1978 after 10 years of employment

Pre-deceased by her husband, John Heffron in 1988 and two brothers, Donald Probst in 1993 and Robert Probst in 2003.

Survived by:  Four children: Michael (Nancy) Heffron of Syracuse

                                          Patricia D. Heffron of Syracuse

                                          Scott Heffron of Syracuse

                                          Kelly (Brian) DeSocio of Syracuse

Three grandsons,               Sgt. Sean (Jess) Heffron of Syracuse

                                          Nathan Heffron of New York City

                                          Joseph DeSocio of Syracuse

Two-great granddaughters, Riley and Annabelle Heffron

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

Funeral Services are TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home with the Rev. James D. Mathews officiating

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Baldwinsville immediately following the services

Calling hours will be MONDAY, May 21, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

Contributions:  Syracuse Turners, 619 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

***The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com to sign the Guestbook or leave an online condolence. ***






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Roberto Lopez
October 23, 1950 to May 16, 2018


Roberto Lopez, 67 of Syracuse passed away on May 16, 2018


SURVIVED BY:  5 children, Nicole, Robert and Louis Lopez along with Elena Rios and Janet Lee Sousa and his mother, Emelina Morales.

8 siblings, Raquel Torres, Vivian Irizzary, Anna Nivia Soto, Madelyn, James and Angelo Morales along with Lisa Elena Velex and Emelina Tavares 


12 grandchildren and girlfriend, Wendy Raff


Visitation will be MONDAY from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home.

Funeral services immediately following at 11:00 AM with Associate Pastor Michael Santy officiating. 


Burial will be in the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery

***The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard. ***




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Sister Elizabeth John Timson, OSF
(Patricia Ann Timson)
      October 31, 1934 to May 12, 2018

SISTER ELIZABETH JOHN ‘EJ’ (PATRICIA ANN) TIMSON, OSF

Sister Elizabeth John went home to God on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Francis House in Syracuse, New York.  Sister was born in Syracuse, New York to John and Mildred Gaske Timson.  She had been a Sister of St. Francis for 65 years.

Sister received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and a Master’s in Administration from the State University of NY in Albany.  Her ministry found her working in schools as a teacher and a principal.  She felt very blessed to find her calling in education and she loved her relationships with students, families and friends.  From 1987 to 1989, Sister served as the Area Superintendent for the Western Region of the Syracuse Diocese.

In 2001, she began her work as Director of Development for the Sisters of St. Francis and later became the CNY Director of Donor Relations.

Sister will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, her love of her family and friends, cheerfulness, friendship, generosity of spirit, prayerfulness, and always having the time for encouraging words to so many others.   She will be especially remembered for her love for her religious community.

Sister is pre-deceased by her parents, her brother Robert Timson and her brother-in-law Jack Joyce.  She is survived by her sister, Joan Joyce, her brother John (Catherine) Timson, many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much and the Sisters of St. Francis.

Calling hours will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018                     in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville, New York.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office at 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, New York 13212 and Francis House at 105 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13208.  Sister EJ was grateful for the wonderful care and kindness shown her and her family and friends at Francis House.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 

 







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  WILLIAM J. FOX
June 30, 1956 to May 6, 2018

William J. Fox, 61 of Central Square passed away on May 6, 2018

Survived by his five children, David, Stephanie, Sarah, Nicholas and Maryellen Fox

14 grandchildren, 13 siblings and his ex-wife, Denise Floss

Visitation is FRIDAY from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

Funeral Services will be immediately following at 4:00 PM with Deacon Steven Manzene officiating from St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. 












             Patrick J. Svoboda
 February 16, 1979 to May 1, 2018

Patrick J. Svoboda, 39 of Clay passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday,
May 1, 2018.

Patrick was a 1997 graduate of the North Syracuse Central School District.  He passionately served on the Board of Education from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2016 and from July 1, 2017 to the present, serving as President of the Board of Education for three years.  Patrick's dedication and commitment to the North Syracuse Central School District students, parents and community will be profoundly missed.

Patrick started his career with Verizon and dedicated 16 years of loyal service before retiring in 2016.  Patrick was driven to make a difference in the lives of children throughout the community. His passion for education led him to embark on a career with the Syracuse City School District in 2017.

In addition to Patrick's contributions to the community, his greatest accomplishments and most tremendous sense of joy came from time spent with this family.  Patrick was blessed with seven children in Gabriella, Cassidy, Brody, Joseph, Addie Jean, Charlie and his "Angel in Heaven", Ivy Jane (2014) along with his loving and nurturing wife, Jessica (Frezza) Svoboda. 

Also left to cherish his memory are his parents, Raymond and Kathy Svoboda; two siblings, Jennifer (Paul) Rose and Christopher (Darlene) Svoboda.

In-laws, Jim and Cheryl Frezza and their children, Adam (Terri Chiao) Frezza, Nikki (Brent) Polos and Tyler (Shannon) Frezza and Elizabeth Chase.

8 nieces and nephews along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Patrick loved sharing stories about the simplest and most profound details of those he admired most.  Patrick adored all of his family and treasured each of his children beyond measure.  He was proud of who they are and excited about what the future holds for them.  His presence is deeply felt and his family and friends will continue to shine the light he shared with us. 

Visitation will be on SUNDAY, May 6, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on MONDAY at 10:30 AM at the church. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Private burial will be in Assumption Cemetery

The family respectfully DECLINES flowers but a donation in Patrick's name may be made to: North Syracuse Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 5205, Syracuse, New York  13220-5205. (Please write "Patrick J. Svoboda Memorial Scholarship" in the memo section of your check)

Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or to leave an online condolence message.  The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard 









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ROBERT E. WRIGHT, Jr.
  June 26, 1967 to April 9, 2018 

Robert E. Wright, Jr. 50, of Syracuse passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at his home.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Bob was survived by his mother, Gloria Ranger; three siblings, Charles Wright, Michael (Candy) Wright and Tina (Roy) Wright-Hart and one half-sister, Jessica Wright.

Arrangements are not yet finalized for the visitation and services but are tentatively scheduled for Friday morning.  Please check back tomorrow for an update. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. have been entrusted with the arrangements. 


                                    

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          RICHARD ZAKIN 
       April 5, 2018 

 Richard Zakin died peacefully in his sleep on April 5, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 81 years old. He exhibited ceramic work, drawings, and graphic work in locales throughout New York state (Everson Museum, Syracuse; the Greenwich House Pottery, NY), the United States (Fort Worth, Texas; Chicago, Illinois), and in Canada. He published a number of important books, including: Electric Kiln Ceramics, the most recent edition (2015) with F. Bartolovic; Ceramics: Mastering the Craft; Ceramics: Ways of Creation; and Hand Formed Ceramics. He published articles in many venues, including Spanish, British, Canadian, and Australian journals. In his books and articles, he provided innovative glaze formulas and glazing techniques, which many potters use. He conducted workshops in lots of locales (notably Honolulu and Chicago).

 Richard Zakin was born in Manhattan to Ethel and Lester Zakin, and grew up in Spring Valley and Monsey, New York, along with his sister, Elaine (Lani). He studied painting at Syracuse University with George van der Sluis (BFA, 1956), and at the Brooklyn Museum School with Reuben Tam. He studied ceramics at Alfred University (MFA, 1966). The Everson Museum has several of his pieces in their collection. He taught ceramics at the State University of New York at Oswego from 1967 until 2008, and retired as Professor Emeritus. In 1994 he received the SUNY Oswego's President's Award for Creative Research.

In 2015 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and in that same year he gave the keynote address to a large crowd at the annual Alzheimer's Walk of Syracuse. Mr. Zakin came to Judson Park, Cleveland, Ohio, in April, 2017, to be with Helen, his wife of forty-eight years. His most recent exhibition, which opened in Judson Park's Streeter Gallery on 1/19/18 and will close on 5/10/18, is entitled “Richard Zakin: The Art and the Craft: A Retrospective.”

Richard donated his body to the Cleveland Clinic, Body Donation Program, for medical research. Mr. Zakin leaves behind his beloved wife, Helen, sister, Elaine (Zakin) Murphy, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Margaret Cannon, and close maternal cousins, Paul and Kathleen Yorkis, as well as his niece, nephew, and his paternal cousins.

There will be a memorial service at Judson Park, 2181 Ambleside Dr., Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, June 24, at 1:30 in the Auditorium.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Judson Foundation (address: Judson Foundation, 2181 Ambleside Dr., Cleveland, Ohio 44106), which will support the Expressive Arts Center that brought so much joy to Richard.

**Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.  This obituary will appear in Sunday, April 15, 2018 edition of the Syracuse Post Standard. 




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EDWIN WALTER SNYDER
  March 31, 1952 to March 15, 2018

Edwin Walter Snyder, 65 of Syracuse passed away on March 15, 2018.

A Celebration of Ed's life will be on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM at George O'Deas, 1333 West Fayette Street in Syracuse, NY. 




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Sister David Marie (Barbara Jean) Kelly, OSF
   February 5, 1932 to March 4, 2018

Sister David Marie (Barbara Jean) Kelly OSF, went home to God at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, New York on Sunday, March 4, 2018.  She was 86 years of age.  Sister was born in Syracuse, New York to Francis and Eva (Edem) Kelly. She entered religious life from Assumption Parish in Syracuse, New York and was a Sister of St. Francis for 63 years.

She received a BS in Education from SUNY at Oswego and an MS in Elementary Education from the University of Scranton, PA.  She was a beloved teacher for over 50 years in many places in New York State including Cohoes, East Syracuse, Fayetteville, Gloversville, Syracuse and Utica.

Sister will be remembered for her extraordinary sense of humor, her love of life, her faithfulness and dedication to her community and family and her special   love of children. 

She was predeceased by her parents, and her brother David Kelly.  Sister is survived by her brother Patrick Kelly, sister-in-law Justine (David) Kelly, her niece Kathleen Schilling; three nephews: David Kelly, Kevin Kelly, Scott Kelly,  five great nephews: Ryan Kelly, Aaron Kelly, James Kelly, Carter Kelly, Bradley Schilling and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Calling hours will be at the Chapel from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  A farewell service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel.  Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road Syracuse, NY  13212.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

***The obituary will be published in Tuesday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave an online condolence message.***







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Sister Edward Marie (Marion Elizabeth) Seubert, OSF
     April 5, 1924 to March 1, 2018

Sister Edward Marie Seubert, went home to God on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, New York.   Sister was born in Utica, New York to Edward John and Dorothy Mary (Achen) Seubert.   She was 93 years old and had been a Sister of St. Francis for 72 years.

She received  a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York  and a Master’s in Business Education from Catholic University of America.   Sister taught in schools in Syracuse, Utica, Amsterdam, Albany and Oswego, NY as well as Riverside and New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her early teaching experience spanned first through seventh grades, all four years of high school and instruction at Maria Regina College in Syracuse, New York.  Sister served as principal of an elementary school in Fulton New York.  In 1978 she was asked to serve as Treasurer of Maria Regina College, a post she held until the College surrendered its charter in 1989. 

Sister was also involved in various forms of service to her religious community including Receptionist and Bookkeeper at St. Francis Social Adult Day Care Center, Transportation Coordinator for Jolenta Convent and Office Assistant in the Community Finance Office.  She currently had been a powerful prayer minister for the Sisters of St. Francis.

Sister will be remembered for her love of God’s sunshine and the outdoors, her endless wit, (sense of humor,) her singing and playing the violin, being a member of the Hospice Harmony Singers, her love of Community, family and her God.

Sister was pre-deceased by her parents, a brother Richard F. Seubert and four sisters :  Sister M. Constance Seubert, OSF, Dorothy L. Seubert, Mildred E. (Vincent Fox;  Raymond) Merrill, Gertrude S. (William) Williams, and a niece Ms. Kathleen Kennelty.  She  is survived by two nephews, Russell Williams and Paul Fox; five nieces:  Judith Daviau, Anne Marie Fox, Mrs. Monica Haley, Susan Prevette, Carol Williams and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.  Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the Chapel.  A farewell service will be held at 8:30 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Franciscan Villa Chapel. Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

**Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message. The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of both the Syracuse Post Standard and the Utica Observer Dispatch.***





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JOHN PATRICK THERRE, Sr.
August 1, 1951 to February 14, 2018

John Patrick Therre, Sr. , 66 of Syracuse died on February 14, 2018.

Native of Syracuse, John was the son of the late John Daniel Therre and Margaret (Middlesteadt) Therre.

John attended the University of Wisconsin--Madison and graduated with an Engineering Degree from Syracuse University.

There are no known survivors and we are currently searching for John’s relatives.  Please call the funeral home at (315) 422-2534 if you can be of any assistance.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church this upcoming week with burial to follow in Assumption Cemetery.




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HENRY "Hank" G. JOSEPHSON
  September 3, 1932 to February 22, 2018 

Henry “Hank”  G. Josephson, Jr., 85 of Manlius passed away on February 22, 2018.

Native and lifetime resident of Manlius, Hank served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Worked for 34 years at Allied Chemical (Jamesville) and 18 years at St. James Catholic Church in Cazenovia

Pre-deceased by his first wife, Carol (Foote) Josephson along with two daughters, Vicki and Francine Josephson and one son, Herman Josephson.

Survived by his wife of almost 20 years, Cynthia (Lelakowski) Josephson

Two daughters, Terri Josephson-Haines and Marysia Lelakowski-Josephson

Two brothers, Vince (Kathy) Giordano and Gaetano “Guy” (Sharon Checkosky) Giordano

2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM at St. Ann’s R.C. Church , 104 Academy Street, Manlius.

A Mass will be held on SATURDAY at 12:00 PM at the church.

Burial will be immediately following in Manlius Village Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Manlius Senior Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Avenue, Manlius, New York  13104 

**Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.  The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard. **


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DOUGLAS SIMMONS
June 2, 1966 to February 9, 2018

Douglas Simmons, 52 of Syracuse passed away on February 9, 2018.

Doug was a longtime Dishwasher at Pastabilities in Armory Square for over 30 years.

There are no known survivors.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

Burial will be private in Loomis Hill Cemetery

**The newspaper obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.**

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TIMOTHY R. WHITE
September 26, 1951 to February 21, 2018

Timothy “Tim” R. White, 66 of North Syracuse passed away on February 21, 2018 due to a motor vehicle accident.

Native and life resident of the Syracuse area, Tim was the son of the late Bernard J. and Anne (Phelan) White.

Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1971 to 1975 and he retired in 2013 after 30 years with the United States Postal Service.

Tim loved to drag race and was the proud owner of both a 1967 and 1968 Mopar and member of the local Mopar club.

Survived by:  His daughter, Christina (Peter) Seidel of Rochester

One granddaughter, Victoria Seidel and his ex-wife, Deborah Smith.

Also surviving are three aunts, Ellen F. Kirsch, Clara M. Pfrang and Joan Phelan and many cousins

Visitation will be SUNDAY, February 25, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

A Mass of Christian Burial will be MONDAY at 1:00 PM at The Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse.

Contributions may be made to the Assumption Church Food Pantry, 808 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 



***Please visit www.syracuse/obits.com to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.**

**The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Post Standard. 




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DONALD L. "The Don" SPURZA
May 15 1942 to February 18, 2018 

Donald L. “The Don” Spurza, 75 of Liverpool passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Born in 1942 in Little Falls, NY to the late John G. and Ann (Bundyk) Spurza.

Don was a longtime Machinist in the Central New York area for over 40 years retiring in 2011.

His favorite place to be was Lake George , NY and his favorite choice of drink was a nice cold beer.  When not in Lake George, you could find Don daily at Taft Road Wegmans catching up with old friends.

SURVIVED BY:  His beloved wife of 34 years, Karen (Tackman) Spurza

Four children:    Kim (Dwayne) Phelps

                                Donald (Sandy) Spurza

                                Jessica (Andrew) Zilnik

                                Katherine (Joel) Ralston

4 grandchildren, Amanda, Danielle, Hunter, and Jonah

1 great-granddaughter, JayLynn

Several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be on WEDNESDAY, February 21, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

A Celebration of Life will be immediately following at 5:00 PM at the funeral home.

Burial will be private

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057 





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MARY L. DENKA
August 13, 1917 to February 11, 2018

Mary L. Denka, 100 of Liverpool passed away peacefully on February 11, 2018.

Native and life resident of the Syracuse area, Mary was a strong, selfless, independent lady who never complained and proudly lived in her own home up until three weeks ago.

She was an avid reader who loved to knit, do crossword puzzles and take care of everyone that she came into contact with both people and animals alike.  Mary was called “Nanny” by many people and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Frederick L. Denka in 1977 and her son, Fred “Buddy” Denka in 1984.

SURVIVED BY:  One daughter, Deborah (John) Hauswirth of Liverpool

Two sons,  David Denka of Fayetteville

                 Ronald (Sue) Denka of Camillus

Five grandchildren,  Charles (Clara) LaPrease of Baldwinsville

                                Nicholas  LaPrease  of Liverpool

                                Kimberly  ( James ) Wilkins of Falls Church, VA

                               Michelle Hauswirth of North Carolina

                               Matt Hauswirth of East Syracuse

Four great-grandchildren, Jason Williams of Hastings, NY

Berkeley, Quincy and Paisley Wilkins of Falls Church, VA

Extended family, Charles and Barbara LaPrease of Baldwinsville

A Mass of Christian Burial will be THURSDAY, February 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1001 Tulip Street, Liverpool.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will immediately follow in Assumption Cemetery

Calling hours are THURSDAY from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Church

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to :  St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105

Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to leave a message or sign the Guestbook. Obituary will be published in Tuesday's Post Standard. 

       
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M. LOUISE (Cannon) RATKOSKI
August 11, 1926 to February 1, 2018

Mrs. M. Louise (Cannon) Ratkoski, 91 formerly of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2017 at Elderwood in Liverpool, NY after a long illness.

Born on August 11, 1926 in Carbondale, PA to the late Kathryn (Loughney) Cannon.

Louise was raised in Carbondale and after moving to Dunkirk, was happily employed for over 30 years as a newspaper Reporter, Columnist and an Obituary Writer for the Dunkirk Observer.

Pre-deceased by her mother, her beloved husband of 35 years, Leo Ratkoski in 1991 and one brother, Gerard Cannon in 1999.

SURVIVED BY:  Her devoted sister and brother-in-law, Rosamond and Frank Rudy of North Syracuse, NY

Several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand nephews and dear friends, Marianne and Paul Parker.

Visitation will be MONDAY, February 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Avenue, Dunkirk, NY

A Mass of Christian Burial will be MONDAY at 1:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. 

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following at St. Hyacinth's Cemetery on Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 





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LINDA MARIE HECKMAN
    March 24, 1951 to January 18, 2018 

Linda M. Heckman, 66 of Syracuse passed away on January 18, 2018.

Born in Auburn, New York on March 24, 1951 to the late Earl and Wanda Mae (Jones) Heckman.

Pre-deceased by her son, Jessie Janes, Jr. and two sisters, Suzie Geelan and Bonnie Last

Survived by her lifelong partner, Wolfgang Pettner and two daughters, Gina Trumble and Tammy Janes.

4 siblings, Butch (Marie) Heckman, Chris (Barb) Heckman, Tammy (Burt) Lakatos and Philip Heckman

11 grandchildren including Raymond Trumble who Linda lovingly raised from infancy and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation is on WEDNESDAY from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

Funeral Services will be immediately following at 3:00 PM at the funeral home. 

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RITA MARIE (Nichols) GREENIA SCHILLO VAN HOESEN
      December 25, 1924 to January 15, 2018 

Rita (Nichols) Greenia Schillo Van Hoesen, 93, formerly of the Syracuse area, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Morrisville.

A native of Syracuse, Rita was the daughter of the late Clarence and Anna (Purcell) Nichols.

She was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph the Worker Church and member of the Altar Rosary Society .

She worked at Carrier Corporation as an Accounting Clerk for over twenty years retiring in 1980.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, her husbands, one brother, Clarence Nichols, Jr. and her daughter, Barbara (Greenia) Milewski.

She is survived by:  her daughter, Lisa Greenia, a sister-in-law, Mary “Katie” Nichols and her 3 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on WEDNESDAY, January 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1001 Tulip Street in Liverpool.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be immediately following the visitation at 11:00 AM at the church

Private Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery





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ROSE MARY (Leskoske) PINKASEWICZ
   July 22, 1930 to January 9, 2018 

Mrs. Rose Mary (Leskoske) Pinkasewicz, 87 of Camillus, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018 at Elderwood of Liverpool.

Born in Syracuse on July 22, 1930 to the late Paul P. and Rose M. (Schultz) Leskoske, Rose graduated from the Assumption Catholic Academy in 1948.

Rose was an Internal Auditor for the Internal Revenue Service for over 20 years where she met her beloved late husband of 34 years, Michael E. Pinkasewicz.

Rose was truly devoted to Mike and he was her entire world.  Before his passing on February 13, 2005, they spent much of their free time with many singing groups in the Central New York area.  These groups included the Dr. Tom Dooley Choraliers, which her husband founded and directed; the Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. #1 in Camillus, along with the Tyrolean Alpine Choraliers and the English Liturgy Choir of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church.

Rose always enjoyed accompanying Mike on his business trips to New York City and Boston where she would spend her time (and Mike’s money), shopping (hats, jewelry, lipstick, purses and shoes were her specialty;  trips with the Dooley Choraliers (especially Ireland) and the “sister reunions” in the Fall to Tupper Lake.

Pre-deceased by her husband, her parents and seven siblings;  Joseph and  Leonard Leskoske (who died in infancy), Catherine Guiney, Sr. M. Judith Leskoske, OSF, Marion King, Anne Barnett and John W. Leskoske, Sr.

SURVIVED BY:  Her sister, Joan Leskoske of Syracuse and many nieces and nephews encompassing three generations.

Sister-in-law:  Julia Pinkasewicz of Syracuse

Visitation will be on SUNDAY from 2:00 to 5:00PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on MONDAY  at  11:30 AM at The Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street

The Rite of Christian Burial and Committal will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Contributions may be made to the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208




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Sister M. Adele (Mary Beverly) Bullock, OSF
     October 1, 1920 to January 8, 2018 

Sister  M. Adele slept peacefully into the Lord on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, New York.  Born in Syracuse, NY, she was the eldest child of the late Col. (US Army, Ret.) Edward John and Mary Adele (Johnson) Bullock.  She was 97 years old and had been a Sister of St. Francis for 76 years. 

Sister received a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and a Master’s Degree in Education from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  For almost 50 years she was engaged in the field of education in several states, including New York, Florida, California, New Mexico and Hawaii. She taught at both the elementary and secondary levels and served as administrator in several locations. 

Sister’s second career was devoted to the Health Field.  She served as Director of Volunteers at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica, NY.  During this time, she was elected to the Greater Utica Catholic School Board and was appointed to the Bishop’s Task Force to work out consolidation for the Greater Utica Area (Rome included).  Her next assignment found her as Pastoral Assistant in Blessed Sacrament Parish in Margate, NJ.  After nine years, she was missioned as receptionist at Villa San Carlos II, a HUD Housing for the elderly in Port Charlotte, Florida, where she also volunteered at a nearby Catholic Hospital.    In 2009, sister returned to Jolenta Convent in Syracuse, New York where she was a prayer minister.

Sister Adele will be remembered for her prayerfulness, enthusiasm for life, outgoing personality, love of her community, willingness to serve wherever needed, joyful spirit, and her sense of humor.

Sister was pre-deceased by her parents, two brothers -  John Edward Bullock and Edward John Bullock; and her sister Adele Bullock (Hal) Lombard.  Sister is survived by several nephews, great nephews, great nieces and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.  Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the Chapel.  Burial in Assumption Cemetery will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212


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     Sister Rose Ann (Rose Anthony) Renna, OSF 
                       July 21, 1937 to January 7, 2018 

Sister Rose Ann Renna , went home to God on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Francis House in Syracuse, New York.   Sister was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to Ralph and Adeline (Carbone) Renna.   She was 80 years old and had been a Sister of St. Francis for  62 years.

She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from State University of New York at Oswego, a Masters in Liturgical Music from Catholic University of America and a Masters in Nursing from Catholic University of America.  Her early years in ministry found her teaching in schools in Syracuse and Utica, New York as well as Camden and Hoboken, New Jersey.  Sister Rose Ann was a nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica, NY and St. Joseph Hospital in Syracuse, NY.   While at St. Joseph Hospital she was the Assistant Director of Nurses and Vice President for Ethics and Mission Effectiveness and later Vice President for Mission Services.  Sister also used her talents in nursing to be a part time faculty member at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.  Her musical talents found her as the Director of Music for the Syracuse Diocese and the organist at the former St. Anthony Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis, as well as Accompanist for the Hospice Harmony Singers.  Her Leadership skills were tapped when she was elected a General Councilor on the Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Francis.

Sister will be remembered for her heartwarming smile, gentleness, musical talent, friendliness, encouraging manner, teaching skills and her compassion for others. 

Sister was pre-deceased by  her parents.  She is survived by two sisters: Toni (Michael) Gallo and Kathy (Elio) Cettina, several nephews, grand nephews, a niece and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.  Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the Chapel January 11, 2018.  Burial in Assumption Cemetery will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212 or Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208.

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SHIRLEY ANN ROOT
March 26, 1930 to December 19, 2017

Shirley Ann Root, 87 of Liverpool died on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born on March 26, 1930 in Mattydale, NY to Andrew and Margaret (Kirsch) Root.

Shirley graduated from Assumption Academy in 1947 and began her career at New York Telephone as a clerk.  She worked her way up to management and retired in 1988 as a well respected supervisor in the Accounting Department.

Shirley enjoyed traveling all over the world.  Her favorite places to vacation were Aruba and Portugal.  She was also an avid skier, golfer and bowler.  She enjoyed her monthly lunches with the “Golden Girls” from New York Telephone.

In the mid 1990’s, she and two friends each bought attached patio homes in a new development in Liverpool where they enjoyed many years as neighbors.

Shirley was a communicant and volunteer at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Liverpool for many years and also a longtime volunteer at the Assumption Church Food Pantry.

Shirley made a wonderful life for herself as a successful career woman, good friend and beloved sister and aunt.

Pre-deceased by her parents; her brothers, Donald and Edward Root as well as her sisters, Elinor Walker and Norma Kilpatrick.

Survived by her sister, Margaret Groginski, her best friend, Susan Gold and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on  FRIDAY, December 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1001 Tulip Street, Liverpool.

Burial in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Shirley’s name to Franciscan Northside Ministries, 804 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

***Obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.***





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ANTHONY "Tony" J. NIXON
      January 29, 1975 to October 13, 2017 

Anthony “Tony” J. Nixon, 42 of Liverpool passed away on October 13, 2017.

Native of Texas and Syracuse area resident since 2014.

Survived by:  One daughter, Jasmine Jewett

His fiancée, Jennifer Cronin and two sisters, Darlene Dean and Tammy Townsend

Services will be private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements 



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PAUL LEO WALSH
January 14, 1953 to November 18, 2017

Paul Leo Walsh, 65 of Syracuse died on November 18, 2017.

Native and life resident of Syracuse

Graveside Services will be FRIDAY, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Loomis Hill Cemetery on Howlett Hill Road in Syracuse.



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GAIL M. (Vickers) KANY
 February 28, 1946 to October 31, 2017 

Gail M. (Vickers) Kany, 71 of Baldwinsville passed away on October 31, 2017.

Born in Syracuse, Gail was the daughter of the late George Hewitt Vickers and Cora (Welch)Vickers.

Gail worked in the medical field for various physicians in the Syracuse area assisting with coding and other medical office duties for her entire working career.

Known for her independent spirit, she loved NASCAR Racing as well as knitting. She was an avid reader on many varied subjects.  Gail also enjoyed spending coffee time with her friends.

Pre-deceased by her parents, her brother George and her beloved infant son, Warren Donald Greenwood, Jr.

Survived by her dear friends, Virginia Fiscoe, Cheryl Wright and Michael Kany along with the many  friends she made working as well as in her long-time apartment complex.  

Graveside services will be FRIDAY, November 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Onondaga Valley Cemetery in Syracuse.

CONTRIBUTIONS: VICTORY JUNCTION (Founded in honor of Adam Petty), 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, North Carolina, 27317

                               

**The obituary will be published in Tuesday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com to leave a message or sign the Guestbook in the Obituary section.**
 


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BARBARA JANE MEACHAM 
May 31, 1943 to November 6, 2017

Barbara Jane Meacham, 74 of Syracuse died on November 6, 2017.

Barbara was a very giving person who cared for everyone in her life especially her animal companions.

She is survived by her dear friends, Paulette Miller and Patricia Hannon and everyone at Mount St. James Apartments.

Burial will be private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. 







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DANIELLE M. TUBBERT
    December 11, 1980 to October 31, 2017

Danielle M. Tubbert, 36 of Tampa and formerly of Liverpool went home to the Lord on October 31, 2017.

Danielle was a beautiful and vibrant young woman. Though all too brief, she lived life to the fullest. She traveled the world, touching the hearts of innumerable people wherever she went. She has left behind an amazing legacy and left a deep void in the hearts of all of us.

She was highly educated, and a highly successful accountant and software consultant, a graduate of Liverpool H.S., Franciscan University and Monmouth College. Danielle was a CPA/Tax Accountant for various firms including Corptax, Deloitte, Barclays and KMJ & Associates

Danielle leaves behind her loving family including her parents, Barbara (Tresmond) and Michael Tubbert; two brothers, William (Joseph) Tubbert and Albert Tubbert along with many aunts, uncles and cousins

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on MONDAY, November 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church in Liverpool. Visitation will be held on MONDAY from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church prior to the funeral mass. Burial will be private in Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to HOPE FOR BEREAVED, 4500 Onondaga Blvd. Syracuse, NY 13219.

***The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.  The obituary will be online late Wednesday afternoon.***

    

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VINCENT "Vince the Barber" GULLOTTO
   July 3, 1928 to October 26, 2017

Vincent "Vince the Barber" Gullotto,Sr. 89 of Syracuse passed away on October 26, 2017.

Vincent was born in Randazzo, Italy and came to America in 1959.

Known to his family and friends for his strong faith, family values and his kindness.

Pre-deceased by his wife, Lucy (Spuches) Gullotto and his mother, Maria (Romano) Gullotto.

He is survived by his sister, Gaetana "Tina" Gullotto and three sons, Sam (Luann Nosko) Gullotto, Carmen and Vincent Gullotto.

Three grandchildren, Vincent, Samantha and Anthony

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on TUESDAY, October 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church, 406 Court Street, Syracuse.

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements

There are no calling hours

CONTRIBUTIONS:  The Dominican Monastery of the Perpetual Rosary, 802 Court Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 


**The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com to leave an online condolence or to sign the Guestbook**










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MARY ANNE LELAKOWSKI
May 6, 1940 to October 15, 2017 

Mary Anne (Balenske) Lelakowski of Pompey, NY and Lakeland, FL passed away on October 15, 2017 after a short illness.

Born in Fabius on May 6, 1940, she was a life resident of Pompey .

Mary Anne enjoyed her grandchildren, her strawberries, baking countless pies, her gardens, making crocks of pickles and canning.  She was a member of the Pompey Hill Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church of Pompey.

Pre-deceased by her parents, Chester and Mary Balenske and her sister, Helen “Sue” Dudley.

SURVIVED BY:  Her husband of 59 years, Theodore F.  “Ted” Lelakowski, Jr.

Daughters, Cindy (Hank) Josephson of Manlius, Debby (Jack) Niles of Pompey, Elaine (Kenny) Lelakowski of Greenwood, Indiana, Dawn (Dutch) Lelakowski of Natural Bridge and one son, Edward (Michelle) Lelakowski of Pompey.

Her sister, Connie (Brian) Sternberg of Owego and brother, Robert Balenske of DeRuyter.

Ten grandchildren; Marysia Josephson, Kevin Niles, Jessica Taylor, Holly Taylor; Seara, Sidney, Skyler, Elijah and Sasha Lelakowski and Tori Martle

Two great-grandchildren, Alyssa Thompson and Bailey Taylor and many nieces and nephews

A Mass of Christian Burial will be SATURDAY, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Pompey

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Pompey

Calling hours will be FRIDAY, October 19, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the church, 7386 Academy Street, Pompey, NY

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pompey Hill Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 268, Pompey, NY 13138 or Fabius-Pompey Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 115, Fabius, NY 13063

**The obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Post Standard.  Please visit www.syracuse.com in the obituary section to leave a message or sign the Guestbook.**


   

   Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. 
(315) 422-2534

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PAUL FRANCIS COLLINS
   May 3, 1931 to October 5, 2017

Paul Francis Collins, 86 of Court Street, Syracuse passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Native of Syracuse, Paul was the son of the late Dr. Paul F. Collins, Sr. and Catherine (Mara) Collins

Lifetime communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and Veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War.

Paul was a Pipe Fitter with the Asbestos Workers Local #30 for many years and formerly worked as a Printer with the Syracuse Newspapers

Lifetime member of the Pastime Athletic Club, member of the American Legion Post # 1832 in Mattydale,  Paul loved spending time at his camp on Lake Ontario, hunting, fishing and enjoying a nice cold Labatt’s Blue.

Pre-deceased by his parents, his brother Charles Collins (1997) and his sister-in-law, Joan Collins (2017)

SURVIVED BY:  His sister, Margaret “Peggy” Collins

Six nieces and nephews, Marty (Sue) Collins, Maureen (Steve) Hubbard, Katy (Joe) Krawczyk, John “Mickey” (Carol) Collins, Susan (Vinnie) Henson and Kristen (Jamie) Czaplicki

Along with many great nieces, great nephews and several cousins

A Mass of Christian Burial will be MONDAY, October 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church, 406 Court Street, Syracuse

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Minoa

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the church

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements

CONTRIBUTIONS: All Faith’s Food Pantry, 406 Court Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

**Obituary will be published in Syracuse Post Standard on Sunday.  If you would like to leave an online condolence, please go to www.syracuse.com to the obituary link. ** 









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JOHN ARDEN BURTON 
       May 27, 1953 to September 24, 2017

John A.”Sarge” Burton, 74, of North College Hill, Ohio passed away on September 24, 2017 due to persistent complications of lung cancer.

John was born in New Jersey to John H. Burton and Arlene E. Harmon, both who preceded him in death.  He graduated from Onondaga Central High School in New York; where he participated in sports, band, and various clubs like Youth For Christ.  He pursued Civil Engineering at Syracuse Technical College before resuming work as an Ironworker in the Local Unions, where he mastered his craft for twenty-two years.  He was heavily involved in Ironworker activities for Locals #372 & 44 in the Greater Cincinnati area.  He was an avid bowler with noted success, especially at Brentwood Bowl.  He was admirably known for lifting up persons he met and pointing them to our Savior Jesus Christ and a relationship with Him.

            He is survived by Dorothy “Dottie” Burton to whom he was married for thirty years; son Jeffrey “Jeff” and Lisa Burton;  sisters and brother Patricia and Jim Thayer, Carol Poland, Marlene Concepcion, Steven and Susan Burton, Judith Byrd, and Sharon Serbun; grandchildren Jonathan, Brandon, Emmalee Burton; and many nieces/nephews.

            There are no local arrangements and services will be held privately by the family.

            Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association (www.lung.org); American Cancer Society (www.donate.cancer.org); or charity favored by the contributor.

            The family wishes to thank the medical caregivers, prayer warriors and persons throughout his time that provided well and encouraged him in life and his faith.









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     PATRICIA LYNN WINSLOW
May 1, 1965 to September 24, 2017

Patricia L. “Patty” Winslow, 52 of Palmyra passed away suddenly on September 24, 2017.

Survived by her three children, Frank, Rachel and Jimmy Smith

Longtime companion, Mike Epolito

Her father, Gerald Winslow

Four siblings, Sheryl, Michael, Kevin and Gerald Winslow and many nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Italian American War Veterans, John Vendetti Post #1, 500 Danforth Street, Syracuse, NY

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Contributions are gratefully accepted for the care of Patty’s children 






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GEORGE H. LEONARD, Sr.
September 13, 1935 to September 9, 2017 

George H. Leonard, Sr. 81 of Fulton and formerly of Syracuse passed away on September 9, 2017 at Iroquois Nursing Home.

Native of Syracuse, George was the son of the late George and Gertrude (Gardner) Leonard

George was a long-time Truck Driver for various furniture stores in Central New York for many years

Pre-deceased by his wife of 40 years, Cora J. (McEwen) Leonard on August 23, 2017 along with two siblings, Henry “Hank” Leonard and Rollie Graham.

SURVIVED BY:  Seven children: George H. (Kimberly) Leonard, Jr. of Rochester, Joseph Leonard and Samuel (Lona) Leonard of Fulton; Pearl (Harold) Leonard, Robert Leonard, Patricia (Santos) Leonard and Christine (Wayne Glover) Leonard all of Syracuse.

Three siblings, Doris Goss, Pearl (Gordon) Bellinger and Edward (Carol) Leonard

Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be SATURDAY, September 16, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street.







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CORA J. LEONARD
 December 13, 1952 to August 23, 2017 

Cora J. Leonard, 64 of Syracuse passed away on August 23, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Native of Syracuse, Cora was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Genevieve McEwen

Cora worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 17 years in the Environmental Services Department

Pre-deceased by her parents and two siblings, Carol Frye and Alwin McEwen

SURVIVED BY:  Her husband of 40 years, George H. Leonard, Sr.

Three daughters, Christine (Wayne Glover) Leonard, Patricia (Santos) Leonard and Pearl (Harold) Leonard all of Syracuse

Four sons, George H. (Kimberly) Leonard, Jr. of Rochester, Joseph Leonard, Samuel (Lona) Leonard and Robert Leonard all of Syracuse

Eight siblings:     Thomas (Linda) McEwen, Robert (Laura) McEwen, Laura Carroll, Wilma McEwen, Loren(Kay) McEwen, Ruth (Frank) Hall, Raymond (Victoria Dunn) McEwen and Shirley (Phil) Fellows

25 grandchildren,11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be on WEDNESDAY, August 30, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

Funeral Services will be at 7:00 PM at the funeral home 













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ROBERT E. HOLLENBECK
October 15, 1959 to July 25, 2017 

Robert E. Hollenbeck, 57 of Syracuse passed away on July 25, 2017.

Survived by his wife, two daughters in South Carolina and various family members

There will be no services in New York. Memorial Services will be held in South Carolina

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements 






 
 
BETTY J. PHELAN
      July 20, 1923 to July 23, 2017 

Betty J. Phelan, 94 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, July 23, 2017.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Betty was born to the late John J. and Clara (Argy) Phelan.

Betty was a kind-hearted, generous and loving woman who’s smile could brighten any room and who was welcomed at any gathering or party.

Betty was employed with the Bene Dixen Tobacco Company for 20 years and retired from Gaylord Brothers in 1988 after 20 years of employment.

Lifetime communicant of her beloved Assumption Church and member of the Altar Rosary Society and parish volunteer for many years.

Member of the Syracuse Turners

Pre-deceased by her parents and her siblings, John, Anne White, Dorothy Phelan, Kate Leskowski, Edward Phelan, Sr. and James “Lefty” Phelan, Sr.

SURVIVED BY: Two sisters, Ellen F. Kirsch and Clara M. Pfrang

One sister-in-law, Joan Phelan

Several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral Services will be on THURSDAY at 9:45 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will at 10:30 AM at Assumption Church

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Friends may call on WEDNESDAY from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, New York  13208





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          JOHN A. NEWMAN 
     January 7, 1956 to July 21, 2017

John A. Newman, 61 of Syracuse, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at University Hospital.

Born in Syracuse to the late Adolph "Blackie" Newman and Velma (Fassinger) Newman.

Pre-deceased by his parents and his sister, Cecilia A. "Cece" Newman in 1997

SURVIVED BY:  One aunt, Rosemary Butkins and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Assumption Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Fitzpatrick officiating. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 








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ROBERT E. "Bob" RESCH
February 29, 1924 to July 17, 2017

Robert “Bob” E. Resch, 93 of Syracuse passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at The Cottages at Garden Grove.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Bob was the son of the late Joseph A. and Eva (Siguler) Resch

Bob graduated from Vocational High School in 1942, where he was the catcher, and he continued his baseball career during his military service.

Bob retired in 1987 after 22 years as the first  Tax Map Supervisor for Onondaga County.  He was also a licensed New York State Land Surveyor and formerly employed for 17 years with New York Central Railroad.

Veteran of WWII, U.S. Army serving in the Southwest Pacific with the 880th Airborne Engineers and achieved the rank of Staff Sgt. Surveyor Chief.

Bob enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and doting on his grandchildren. His flower and vegetable gardens were spectacular.

Bob was a regular at the Turning Stone Casino and often referred to his time there as his “retirement job”.

Communicant of Assumption Church

Pre-deceased by the love of his life, Helen L. Resch in 1998 and five brothers, Joseph, Harry, Alfred, Howard and Donald and his three sisters, Alice McDermott, Grace Chase and Mary Brazell.

SURVIVED BY:  One daughter, Kathleen Resch and her husband, Gene Hares of Syracuse

His brother-in-law, Jack (Inga) Levante of Mesa, Arizona

One granddaughter, Anamaria (Nick Alves) Resch  of Syracuse and one grandson, Robert  Resch of Tully

2 great-grandchildren, Sophia and Tristan Alves

Several nieces and nephews

Funeral Services will begin on FRIDAY at 9:30 AM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at  10:00 AM in Assumption Church

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Woodlawn Cemetery

Calling hours will be THURSDAY from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home, 900 N. Salina Street

CONTRIBUTIONS:  Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 or the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057

***Please visit www.syracuse.com to sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence message.  The obituary will be published in the Thursday edition of The Post Standard.***





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ANNA MAY CANFIELD
June 8, 1934 to July 3, 2017

Anna May Canfield, 83 passed away July 3, 2017.  She is survived by her husband Robert, and her loving family. She was a devoted wife and mother, an accomplished singer and musician; she sang with the Syracuse Chorale and Assumption Church choir. She worked diligently with the disabled and those with Alzheimer's. 

Calling hours 11-12 with Service to follow at 12 noon: Saturday 7/8 at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

**Please go to www.syracuse.com to sign the Guestbook or to leave an online condolence**







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JOHN W. LESKOSKE, Sr. 
December 15, 1932 to June 24, 2017

John W. Leskoske, Sr. 84 of Sylvan Beach passed away on June 24, 2017 at the VA Medical Center after a short illness.  
Born in Syracuse on December 15, 1932 to the late Paul and Rose (Schultz) Leskoske, John graduated from the Assumption Catholic Academy in 1950. 

Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 to 1955, John retired from Victor Conte, Inc. in Utica after 40 years as an Electronics Technician.

Although John never took a piano lesson, he could play any song you would request and he was always in demand and the life of any party. He was also a big fan of fishing, the New York Yankees and all S.U. sports.

John was pre-deceased by his wife of 29 years, Diane in 1989 along with his parents, his infant brothers, Joseph and Leonard; four sisters, Catherine Guiney, Sr. M. Judith Leskoske, OSF, Marion King and Anne Barnett  and his companions, Mary Henry and Charlotte Williams.

SURVIVED BY:  Three sons, Steven Leskoske of Utica, NY

 Michael (Dawn) Leskoske and CPO John W. (Denise) Leskoske, USN, Retired---both of Jacksonville, FL

Two sisters, Rose Mary Pinkasewicz of Camillus and Joan Leskoske of Syracuse

5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins encompassing three generations.

Visitation will be on WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM at The Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on WEDNESDAY at 11:00 AM

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

The Rite of Christian Burial and Committal will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Contributions may be made to the Syracuse VA Medical Center, Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210

***Please visit www.syracuse.com to sign the Guestbook or to leave a condolence message.  The obituary will be published in the Syracuse Post Standard newspaper on Tuesday.  The obituary will be online sometime on Monday afternoon.***

                

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ALBERT DANIEL CLEVELAND
    April 23, 1958 to June 17, 2017 

Albert Daniel Cleveland, 59 of Syracuse died suddenly at Attica Correction Facility on June 17, 2017

Albert is survived by his mother, Twila Cleveland

8 siblings, Becky Simon, James Porter, June (Robert) Cranney, Elby (Wanda) Cleveland, Betty Sue (Leroy) Stevens, Marian Braithwaite, Trina (Jay) Midgal and Earl Cleveland

Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

Visitation is MONDAY, June 26, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse.

Funeral Services will be on MONDAY at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor B.J. of Brown Memorial United Methodist Church officiating.

After the services, we will all process to Loomis Hill Cemetery for burial. 


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SHARON C. HOLLAND

Sharon C. Holland, 73 of Liverpool, New York died on May 28, 2017 at home. 

Native of West Virginia, Sharon was born on June 10, 1943 to the late Romie E. Taylor and Irma C. Kennedy. 

Pre-deceased by her daughter, Patricia (Dinklocker) Risley, her two granddaughters, Michelle and Danielle Risley and her long-time companion, Walter O'Brien. 

Survived by two grandsons, Joshua and John Risley

Funeral Services are private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 



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NORMA M. (Root) KILPATRICK
March 2, 1935 to June 5, 2017

Norma M. (Root) Kilpatrick, of Liverpool passed away peacefully at home on June 5, 2017. Born on March 2, 1935 to the late Andrew and Margaret (Kirsch) Root of Syracuse, NY.

Norma was a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church where she was a Eucharistic minister and active member of the Legion of Mary for over 30 years. She worked at Syracuse University as the Men’s Basketball office secretary for over 20 years.  She enjoyed homemaking and was very proud of her children and grandchildren’s accomplishments in academics, sports, music, religious activities and enjoyed summers at their Chaumont Bay cottage.

Norma is survived by five children, Eugene D. (Kim) Kilpatrick, David (Andrea) Kilpatrick, Tim Kilpatrick, Karen (Tim) McMahon, and Jim (Sara) Kilpatrick; seventeen grandchildren, Michael, Ryan, Kate, Stephen (Rachel), Kevin, Brendan, Sean, Erin, Brenna, Christian, Lindsey, Margaret, Nora, Elizabeth (Martin), Tim, Patrick and Brendan; and four great-grandsons, Gabriel, Luke, Daniel and John.

She is also survived by three sisters, Shirley Root, Ellie Walker and Margaret Groginski; sister-in-law, Eileen Kilpatrick, brother-in-law, Tom Gibbons and many nieces and nephews. 

Norma is predeceased by her husband, Gene in 2016 and two brothers, Donald and Edward Root.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM on FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Liverpool.

Private burial will be at Onondaga County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. 

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Franciscan Northside Ministries, 804 N. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13208 or Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 425 Beechwood Ave. Liverpool, NY 13088




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NANCY JANE (Lovell) JACKSON
February 18, 1947 to May 7, 2017

Nancy Jane (Lovell) Jackson, 70 died on May 7, 2017.

Daughter of the late William E. Lovell and Marian Crysler Lovell

There are no known survivors

Please contact the funeral home at (315) 422-2534 if you have any additional information regarding Nancy and her family.

We have discovered that her parents are buried in Marcellus and we are making plans to bury her there in June. 


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ROBERT "Bob" A . SCHUH
May 3, 1933 to May 9, 2017

Robert A. “Bob” Schuh, husband of Susan; brother to Sister Marie, CSJ in Peru and brother Bill (deceased); father of Cathy, Mary, Amy, and David; and grandfather to Will, Andrew, David, Lucy, Max, Ava, Simon, Noelle, Olan, and Mason, died on May 9th, 2017.

Bob deeply loved his family and friends, baseball, golf, music, biking, travel, napping at the opera and symphony; and was a voracious reader of all genres including history, baseball, poetry, grammar rules, politics, and religion.   He was a “Renaissance Man” without pretense.  He inspired many adventures, including a cross country bike trip with Sue, visiting his sister in Peru, and family camping trips.  The Syracuse Southside/Valley was his lifelong home, along with the many he supported as a landlord through his passion for building and sustaining community.

A graduate of St. Anthony’s, Lemoyne, and SU Law School, Bob used his degrees to defend the law, teach, and perform tax return magic.

Wise. Mischievous. Kind. Witty. If you knew Bob you knew you were special – his warmth and the twinkle in his eyes told you so.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held May 27th, 11am at St. Lucy’s, 432 Gifford St., Syr. 13204.  Reception to follow. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations welcomed at A Tiny Home for Good, PO Box 69, Syr. NY 13205 http://www.atinyhomeforgood.org/

Please go to www.syracuse.com/obits to sign the Guestbook or leave a message of sympathy.



 

                                     

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JeanneAnne Mader 
      April 24, 1946 to April 24, 2017

JeanneAnne Mader, 71 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on her birthday, April 24, 2017.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Jeanne was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Anne (Farron) Mader.

Graduate of Assumption Catholic Academy, Jeanne spent over 40 years working and volunteering at the Northside CYO.

Lifetime Associate for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities

Jeanne was devoted to her family and many friends

SURVIVED BY:  Three sisters,      Mary Ellen (John L.) Annesi

                                                     Lorry (Jamie) Nestor

                                                     Maria (William Burns) Holmes

Three nieces, Natalie (CPT Christopher D. Goren) Annesi-Goren, Emily Jeanne Nestor and Sara Healy Nestor

Two nephews, John Nicholas Annesi and Michael Anthony Annesi

Close friends, Jeanette Angeloro, Wendy Yost, Jo-Anne Watt and Lee Cash

A Mass of Christian Burial will be FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Assumption Church

Burial will be private in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Minoa

Calling hours are THURSDAY from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 OR Assumption Church Food Pantry, 808 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208



To sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence, please visit www.syracuse.com. The newspaper obituary will be published in the Thursday edition. 






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THOMAS E. DAWLEY
   October 3, 1944 to April 18, 2017 


Thomas E. “Tom” Dawley, 72 of North Syracuse passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Native of Syracuse, Tom was the son of the late Ralph E. and Katherine (Krause) Dawley.

Tom attended both Assumption and North High Schools in the City of Syracuse.

Veteran of U.S. Army serving from 1965 to 1967

Tom loved music, NASCAR, anything to do with the Indy 500 and fishing--- especially on Lake Ontario.

Pre-deceased by his parents and nephew, Michael Dawley

SURVIVED BY:  Two siblings, Paul (Judi) Dawley of Fort Wayne, IN
 Patricia (Gary) Howe of Liverpool

Four nephews:  Jeffrey (Manju) Dawley, David Dawley, Paul (Laurie) Dawley and James Howe

Several grand nieces and nephews and several step-children and their families.

A Memorial Mass will be held on SATURDAY, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse

Burial will be private in Onondaga County Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery

***Please visit www.syracuse.com to sign the Guestbook***



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FR. SIMEON (DANIEL) RUKSTALIS, OFM Conv.
   September 25, 1933 to March 27, 2017 


+Fr. Simeon (Daniel) Rukstalis, OFM Conv., was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on September 25, 1933, and passed away on March 27, 2017.   He was the son of William and Nellie (Sankus) Rukstalis.  In addition to his Franciscan family, his family and friends survive him.

After service in the US Navy, Friar Simeon entered the Novitiate of the Franciscan Friars Conventual, August 11, 1957 in Middleburg, NY.   He professed his Solemn Vows on September 16, 1961, and was ordained to the priesthood at Immaculate Conception Cathedral on May 23, 1964.  He did his philosophy and theology studies at St. Anthony-on-Hudson, Rensselaer, NY.

After his Ordination Fr. Simeon was a teacher at Catholic Information Center, Binghamton, NY. He was Assistant Pastor at St. Francis Parish, Lambert, Quebec, St. Cyril and Method Parish, Binghamton, NY.  He became the hospital Chaplain at St. Francis Hospital in 1972 – 1974.  He was Pastor of St. George Parish, Utica, NY from 1974-1982, and Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Elizabeth City, NC from 1982-1985.  He returned to Trenton in 1986 where he once again served as Chaplain to St. Francis Medical Center until 1986. 

In the years after 1986, Fr. Simeon served and the communities of St. Joseph – St. Patrick, Utica, NY, St. Joseph Parish, Endicott, NY; St. Anthony, Inlet, NY and St. Henry’s, Raquette Lake, NY; he was also Chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Utica, NY, and he returned to St. Cyril and Method Church in Binghamton in 1996. Since 2014, he retired to Fr. Justin Senior Friars Residence, Hamburg, NY. 

Visiting hours will be held on April 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Assumption Church, Syracuse, NY.   A Franciscan Wake Service will take place at 7 p.m.   On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. preceded by visitation 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.    Interment will be at St. George Cemetery, Whitesboro, NY on Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m.  Memorial Donations may be made to the Franciscan Education Burse, 12300 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042.


***The obituary will be printed in the Sunday edition of the Syracuse Post Standard**







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JACQUELINE "Jackie" K. LEE-ENGEL
            January 15, 1933 to March 24, 2017

Jacqueline K. Lee-Engel, 84 of Dewitt passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Crouse Hospital.

Pre-deceased by her husband, Donald A. Engel on September 29, 2002.

Jackie retired from Baylor Hospital in Garland, Texas.

Pre-deceased by her husband, Donald A. Engel in 2002

SURVIVED BY:  Her children, Brian F. Lee and Thomas W. Lee, Jr.

Grandchildren, Shannon Lee, Jhanna Lee-White, Ryan Lee, Joshua Lee, Tiffany Lee and Nicole  Abrams

Great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Cameron, Brianna Lee and Kayla Lee

Services will be private

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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KENNETH EUGENE BISHOP
September 6, 1960 to March 1, 2017 

Kenneth Eugene Bishop, 56 of Syracuse. died on March 1, 2017.

Native of Syracuse, Ken was the son of the late Howard and Beverly Bishop

Graveside services will be WEDNESDAY at 10:00 AM at Loomis Hill Cemetery, Town of Onondaga

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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ROGER P. RUSH
July 18, 1949 to March 10, 2017


Roger P. Rush, (N2TRB), 67 of Syracuse passed away peacefully at the VA Medical Center on March 10, 2017.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Roger was the son of the late Rita (Roskopf) and Roger A. Rush.

Graduate of Henninger High School, Class of 1968

Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970.

Roger enjoyed boating and fishing on Oneida Lake and on the Seneca River.  He was also an avid amateur ham radio operator with the call sign of N2TRB.

SURVIVED BY:  One sister, Nancy (Doug) Foley of North Syracuse

One brother, Daniel (Susan) Rush of Syracuse

2 aunts, Barbara Muhl and Margaret (George) Cole

One uncle, Robert Roskopf

His nieces and nephew, Jennifer, Kari and Jeff along with several cousins

Calling hours will be TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

A Mass of Christian Burial will be WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM at St. Daniel’s Church,

The Christian Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the VA Medical Center, especially Floor 4 SCI and the ICU for the compassion and care that they showed to Roger.

CONTRIBUTIONS:  VA Medical Center, c/o DAV Transportation Department, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210 

***The obituary will be published in the Sunday's edition of the Post Standard.  Please sign the Guestbook or leave a condolence. ***







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SISTER MARY KEVIN DeTORE, OSF
     August 13, 1919 to March 8, 2017

Sister Mary Kevin (Dolores) DeTore OSF, went home to God at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  She was 97 years of age.  Sister was born in Utica, New York to Thomas and Frances (Sacco) DeTore.  She entered religious life from St. Anthony Parish in Utica, New York and was a Sister of St. Francis for 71 years.

She received a BS in Education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y.

Sister taught in many schools in the states of New York and New Jersey.  She also did secretarial work at St. Joseph Hospital in Syracuse and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica. She will be remembered for her years of dedicated service to Community, for her caring, dedication and devotion to family and friends and for her great sense of humor and love of life.

Sister was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Roger and Rudolph DeTore and her sisters Evelyn and Gloria DeTore.  She is survived by her cousins Mary Lou Scalese, Elizabeth Van Wie and the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Calling hours will be at the Chapel from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  A farewell service will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel.  Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road Syracuse, NY 13212











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 PATRICIA A. "Patty" (Rossi) WALL
    June 29, 1934 to February 27, 2017



Mrs. Patricia A. (Rossi) Wall, 82 of Syracuse passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Francis House.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Patty was the daughter of the late David and Virginia Rossi.

Longtime communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Patty loved to cook, bake and spend time with her family and friends.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her four siblings; Anna Adams, Anthony Rossi, Sandy Adams and Jennie Lizzio.

SURVIVED BY:  Her husband of 58 years, John E. “Jack” Wall

One son, Patrick (Tracy) Wall

4 grandchildren, Kelsey and Parker Wall, Joshua Claps and Makenzie Gransbury

One sister, Grace Antonio

Many nieces and nephews encompassing three generations

A Mass of Christian Burial will be SATURDAY, March 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Church

The Rite of Christian Burial will be immediately following at St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Dewitt.

Calling hours are FRIDAY from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all of those who assisted Pat during her illness especially Michelle Sands and her dear friend and neighbor, Lizzie Corapi.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208



***Please go to www.syracuse.com to sign the Guestbook and leave a condolence message.  The newspaper obituary will be published on March 2, 2017 in the Syracuse Post Standard.






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BARBARA A. (Bernet) OSBELT
       December 10, 1930 to February 18, 2017

Mrs. Barbara A. (Bernet) Osbelt, 86 of Syracuse passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Native of Syracuse, Barbara was the daughter of Paul and Marie (Hagy) Bernet.

Graduate of the Central Vocational High School in Syracuse and retired from Ral-Rich Tool Supply Company after 30 years of service.

Communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church and former member of its Altar Rosary Society and longtime Leader with Campfire Girls at Blessed Sacrament.

Barb was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed being a NY Yankee fan, an avid Syracuse University supporter and a Buffalo Bills fan.

Pre-deceased by her parents; her husband Robert P. Osbelt, Sr. in 2006; her daughter, Cindy Osbelt Clarke in 2001 and grandson, Andy Clarke in 1989.

SURVIVED BY:  Two sons, Gary R. Osbelt of Georgia and Robert P. Osbelt, Jr. of Cicero

Many nieces and nephews and cousins encompassing three generations.

Calling hours are TUESDAY, February 21, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home with funeral services immediately following at 6:00 PM with Rev. Peter Reddick officiating.

The Rite of Christian Burial will be held on WEDNESDAY, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt

Contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 1320



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MARGARET LYNN PRICE
    May 11, 1950 to January 24, 2017


Margaret Lynn Price, 66 of Syracuse died on January 24, 2017.

Native of Maryland, Margaret was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mary (King) Price.

Margaret worked at the University of Rochester as a Facilitator for the blind community.

There are no known survivors.

Graveside services will be held on FRIDAY at 11:00 AM at Loomis Hill Cemetery in the Town of Onondaga


***If you knew Margaret, please call the funeral home at (315) 422-2534 in order to assist with family notifications.**


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CATHERINE F. NELIPOWITZ
     March 7, 1928 to January 14, 2017

Catherine F. Nelipowitz, 88 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on January 14, 2017 at Loretto Geriatric Center.

Native of Syracuse, Kate graduated from Assumption High School in 1946 and spent 45 years as a Payroll Specialist at Cooper Crouse-Hinds in Syracuse.

Pre-deceased by her parents, three siblings. Fr. Charles F. Nelipowitz, OFM Conv.; Joan Lukenbill and Louis Nelipowitz.  She was also pre-deceased by her dear friend, Phyllis Ryan and great-nephew, Sgt. Christopher C. Simpson.

SURVIVED BY:  Her dear friend of 55 years, Carolyn Maestri and many nieces and nephews which encompass two generations.

Graveside services will be held on SATURDAY, January 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

CONTRIBUTIONS:  Sgt. Christopher Simpson Foundation, C/O The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York  13502


** Newspaper obituary will be published in the Syracuse Post Standard on Sunday, January 22, 2017.  Guestbook and online condolences will be available online at Syracuse.com beginning later today. 







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JEFF SHERARD
          June 26, 1976 to December 29, 2016 

Jeff Sherard, 40 of Syracuse passed away on December 29, 2016.

Survived by his wife, Jody Sherard.  His mother, Alice M. Green, one sister, Theresa DeLeon; his aunt, Roberta Emerson; step-son, Donovan; three uncles; several nieces, nephews and cousins

Visitation is on SATURDAY, January 7, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday at 1:00 PM at the funeral home, 900 N. Salina Street.

Burial will be private

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MARY VERONICA "Roni" YUNGWIRTH
         March 15, 1921 to November 26, 2016



Mrs. Mary Veronica "Roni" Yungwirth, 95 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2016. 

Native of North Fond Du Lac Wisconsin and Syracuse resident for over 70 years.

Mrs. Yungwirth was a salesperson at the former E. W. Edwards, Wells & Coverly and retired from Sibley’s Department Store in 1986.

Communicant of Assumption Church and member of its Altar Rosary Society, the Third Order of St. Francis, a Bible study group and an active volunteer with the former Assumption Academy and the Convent School.

Former member of the Ross Park Neighborhood Watch Association

Mrs. Yungwirth and her husband traveled to Fatima Portugal to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in 1983.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her beloved husband of 68 years, Gregory J. Yungwirth who passed away on February 22, 2011.

SURVIVED BY:  Three daughters:  Mary M. (Joe) Howard of Silver Spring, MD

                                                         Joan M. (Jimmy Ryan) Yungwirth of Liverpool, NY

                                                         Anne M. Grome of Liverpool, NY

One son, Joseph G. (Inga) Yungwirth of Hagerstown, MD

19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and  34 great-great grandchildren

Two sisters-in-law, Anita Thompson and Beatrice Pilkenton

Two brothers-in-law, Thomas (Agnes) Yungwirth and Jerome Yungwirth

Many nieces and nephews encompassing three generations

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Assumption Church at a date to be announced in the Spring . The Rite of Committal and Christian Burial will follow in the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum.

There are no calling hours

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

**This obituary will be published in the Syracuse Post Standard on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Please visit www.syracuse.com to leave a message or sign the Guestbook.  The online version will be posted on November 28, 2016. 

                                                                               





JOHN H. LEHMAN
February 24, 1953 to November 23, 2016

John H. Lehman, 63 of Syracuse passed away on November 23, 2016 at Van Duyn Home and Hospital

Native of Queens, New York, John grew up on Long Island and came to Syracuse about 30 years ago residing on the Northside, Eastwood and in Solvay.

Graduate of St. John’s University, John was known as a highly intelligent, kind-hearted gentle soul who assisted many people in his work in Human Services.

John will be entombed privately at the Woodlawn Cemetery Cremation Center

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JOSEPH G. CYR, Jr.
     July 6, 1948 to October 27, 2016 


Joseph G. Cyr, Jr. 68 of Syracuse died on October 27, 2016 at University Hospital as a result of a pedestrian-automobile accident.

Native and life resident of Syracuse, Joe attended Assumption Academy from K-12 and was a proud graduate of the Class of 1966.

Joe continued his education at Onondaga Community College earning an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Technology.   He then graduated from RIT with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Technology in 1974. He continued his education taking additional post graduate classes in Informational Science at Syracuse University.

Joe worked at the AMF Strike ‘N Spare Lanes in Mattydale for over 30 years retiring in 2014.

He was an avid coin collector and sports card collector owning and operating the former “Joe’s Sports Cards” on Park Street for a number of years.
Lifetime communicant of Assumption Church.


Pre-deceased by his parents, Joseph and Helen (Koppel) Cyr


SURVIVED BY: Two siblings, William A. Cyr and Marie T. Cyr, both of Syracuse

Calling hours are SUNDAY, November 6, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N. Salina Street.

A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following the Mass in Assumption Cemetery.


Contributions may be made in Joe’s honor to Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 















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                                                                                 CECILIA BROWNING (CAMER) GOODWIN
                    November 17, 1926 to October 24, 2016 

Cecilia Browning Camer Goodwin, 89, of Suwanee, GA,  passed away peacefully Monday morning, October 24, 2016 at her home in Suwanee, Georgia.  She was born November 17th, 1926 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Edward Camer, Stanislau, Austria and Sarah Lavinia Murray Camer, Lake George, New Brunswick, Canada. She married Roy Charles Goodwin on March 1st 1953 in Rochester, New  York. 

She is survived by her son, Dr. R. Clark (Mary) Goodwin of Fayetteville, New York; her daughter, Valerie  Diane Goodwin (Robert) Dirksen of Suwanee, GA; her daughter-in law, Barbara Wilde Goodwin of Upper Marlboro, Maryland;  two granddaughters Sarah and Catherine Dirksen of Suwanee, Georgia, and two grandsons Andrew and David Goodwin of Fayetteville, New York, and two adopted grandsons, Stanley Cayo and Patrick Caporal; one nephew, Keith Barkley of Rochester, and several cousins.
Cecilia is predeceased by her  beloved husband of 63 years Roy Charles Goodwin, sons John Paul, Roy Cole, and daughter Heather Elizabeth.  Her only sister Nancy Murray Camer Stapley also predeceased her.

After attending Kings College at the University of Toronto, Cecilia went on to work at the Imperial Bank of Canada, before coming to New York in 1951.  She accepted a position with Executive Offices at Kodak Park, in Rochester, New York , and worked there until 1954, when she quit to stay home and start a family.  She ultimately returned to work , and was a Federal  Retiree, having worked in Germany and Ft. Drum, Watertown, New York

Her mother’s family was United Empire Loyalists  from Donnelly Settlement in the Maritime province of New Brunswick, and her father’s family were horse brokers , and traded horses throughout Europe for multi generations, providing horses for the Austrian Army and the Czar of Russia. As a result, her father spoke 7 languages fluently.  He was well traveled throughout the world where he had worked as a ship engineer.  Upon arriving in Canada in 1905, he was a Real Estate Broker, and Stock Broker on the Canadian
Stock Exchange.   Her Mother was a nurse who had survived the 1918 Flu pandemic in Montreal, and was the last remaining nurse assisting the last doctor at the Montreal General Hospital.  She was never sick, and didn’t get a sniffle when 50 to 100 million perished in the pandemic, as she was extremely healthy.

Cecilia was very proud of her heritage and her family, but never boastful.  Anyone who knew her, were amazed at her literary skills (as she loved to read the dictionary and could spell anything), her love of history and amazing wealth of knowledge, and her writing skills were incredible.  One day she asked to look up her mother’s cousin Bliss Carmen,  whom she said  was “some writer and her mother adored him”.  In fact, William Bliss Carmen was the Poet Laurate of Canada!  His literary roots run deep with an ancestry that includes a mother who was a descendant of Daniel Bliss of Concord, Mass, and the great-grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  His sister, Jean married the botanist and historian William Francis Ganong.  Additionally, on his mother’s side, he was a first cousin to Sr. Charles G. D. Roberts.

What she loved most, was enjoying time with her family, listening to classical music, drinking a hot cup of Red Rose Tea, and having an incredible conversation, as she was an expert on just about everything.  She was the most incredible, kind, positive, inviting, hospitable, loving person you ever met.  You could not leave her, not know how much she loved you.  She will be forever in our hearts and souls, and her spirit will live on through all of us. 

Services will be conducted at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Geneva, New York.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arra
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ecilia Browning (Camer), 89, of Suwanee, GA, and formerly of Watertown, passed away peacefully in her home Monday morning, October 24, 2016.  She was born November 17th, 1926 in Toronto, Canada, to the late Edward and Sarah (Murray) Camer.

She married Roy Charles Goodwin on March 1st 1953 in Rochester, New York. 

Cecilia is predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Roy Charles Goodwin; three children, John Paul Goodwin, Roy Cole Goodwin and Heather Elizabeth Goodwin and her only sister, Nancy Murray (Camer) Stapley. 

Survived by her son, Dr. R. Clark (Mary) Goodwin of Fayetteville, NY; her daughter, Valerie Goodwin (Robert) Dirksen of Suwanee, GA; her daughter-in law, Barbara Wilde Goodwin of Upper Marlboro, Maryland;  four grandchildren, Sarah and Catherine Dirksen, and Andrew and David Goodwin. Two adopted grandsons, Stanley Cayo and Patrick Caporal; a nephew, Keith Barkley of Rochester, and several cousins.

Cecilia worked at the Imperial Bank of Canada, before moving to New York in 1951.  She accepted a position with the Executive Offices of Kodak Park, in Rochester. She worked there until 1954, when she elected to stay home and start a family.  With college bound children, she returned to work for the US Government, Department of the Army at Fort Drum and West Germany.   While living in Germany, she enjoyed traveling throughout Europe.

What Cecilia loved most, was enjoying time with her family, listening to classical music, drinking a hot cup of Red Rose Tea, and engaging in spirited conversations.  She was the most incredible, kind, positive, inviting, hospitable and loving person.  You could not leave her without knowing how much she loved you.  She will be forever in our hearts and souls, and her spirit will live on through all of us. 

Services were privately conducted at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Geneva with a private burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Cecilia and her late husband loved children, and supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for Children.


















 

                                                 







     JOAN V. (Davis) BURTON
  March 5, 1928 to October 9, 2016 


Joan V. Burton, 88 of Syracuse passed away on October 9, 2016.

Joan was born in Oneonta to the late Russell and Edith (Foster) Davis.

Longtime resident of the Syracuse area, Joan spent her last years at Loretto Geriatric Center. 

There are no services. 

A brief obituary will appear in Sunday's edition of The Post Standard 

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KATHERINE HANNA
      July 15, 1950 to October 13, 2016 


Katherine Hanna, 66 of Fayetteville, widow of Johnnie Hanna, passed away on the evening of October 13, 2016 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, surrounded by loving family, after an extensive illness.

Katherine was a Brooklyn native who spent most of her life in the New York City area before moving to Syracuse after her retirement from her 25-year career with Verizon.

She was born July 15, 1950 in Brooklyn, daughter to the late Chaim and Hilda Wolinski. Her brothers George and Max, and sisters Bessie and Johanna survive her. One brother, Charles, preceded her in death. She was mom to daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Robert, son Matthew and daughter-in-law Stephanie. She was grandma to Deonna, Courtney, Nick, Makayla and Aaron, and great-grandma to Layton. She was aunt to Jasmyne, Autumn, Jourdan, Brooke, Christopher and Joshua. She had many cousins, to which she was especially close to Hanni-Rose and husband Robert; Ruth and husband John; and Paul and wife Susan. She was very close to and the niece of her Tante Ilse and Inge, who will miss her deeply.

Family and friends remember Katherine as being an enthusiastic board game player, Scrabble game competitor, and card game-playing shark. She enjoyed the pleasure of eating out with family and friends, having someone else preparing a delicious meal, especially if it were pork chops or a savory steak. She was a lover of reading crime fiction and fantasy thriller books, writing poetry and short stories, and putting puzzles together. Her talent for crocheting blankets of all sizes, shapes and colors were a gift to many family members and friends. During the last four years, she found the most gratification in the giving of her talent as a volunteer donor of children’s blankets to the Crouse Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to make a charitable contribution in memory of Katherine to the charities she too contributed, including, Crouse Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, St. Jude Research Hospital, or the American Cancer Society in support of breast cancer awareness.

Services will be private and have been entrusted to Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc. in Syracuse.


By Henry Scott-Holland

 

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way, which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!












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  SISTER M. GWENDOLYN LARKINS, OSF
                     November 10, 1926 to October 5, 2016

Sister M. Gwendolyn (Helen) Larkins, went home to God at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse,    New York on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  She was 89 years old.  Sister was born in Cambridge, New Jersey to Joseph and Helen (Cassidy) Larkins and grew up in Riverside, New Jersey. She was a Sister of St. Francis for 71 years.

 

She received a BS in Humanities from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and also graduated from Syracuse University as a certified Music Educator.  Sister’s early ministry included catechetical and social work at St. Matthew Parish in East Syracuse and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Endicott, New York.  She was known as an educator having spent most  of her life as a teacher in Riverside and Trenton, New Jersey;  Lakeland, Florida; as well as Endicott, North Syracuse, Minoa, Utica and Syracuse, New York.  Sister also served well as a Hospitality Minister at St. Francis Pensione in Rome, Italy.

 

She spent her religious life quietly following in the footsteps of Jesus, St. Francis and St. Clare.  Sister will be remembered for her gentleness, prayerfulness, warm smile, and readiness to serve the needs of others.  Many were drawn to Sister by her warm-hearted, welcoming spirit.

 

She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Julia Evans, and four brothers, Clement, Edward, Francis and Joseph Gross.  She is survived by her sister, Bernadette Toner; two brothers, Joseph Larkins and Gerard Gross, nieces and nephews, and the Sisters of St. Francis.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Calling hours will be at the Chapel from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  A farewell service will be held on Tuesday, October 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel.  Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mission Advancement Office,  6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.




This obituary will be published in the Syracuse Post Standard on Sunday, October 9th.

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 KATHRYN "JANE" GLYNN 
                July 15, 1927 to September 22, 2016

Kathryn (Jane) Ziegler Glynn,89, wife of the late George T. Glynn died September 22, 2016.

Born in Syracuse to the late Kathryn and Fred Ziegler, Jane was a graduate of Assumption Academy, she worked at NY Telephone, and later was a Liverpool Schools bus driver. As their children grew, she volunteered as lector, Eucharistic minister and in funeral ministry at St. Joseph the Worker and was an active member of the prayer groups.

Jane always wanted to be a mother and have a large family. She and George did, yet there was always room at the table for more!

Pre-deceased by her parents, her beloved husband, her infant sister Anne and her step-mother, Louise.

She is survived by her children for whom she is an example of grace: Kathryn, Pat (Joe) Rao, Dan (Lynn), Nancy, Mike (Wendy), Mary (Paul) Keller, Beth, Tom (Donna), Erin (Keith) Molinich.

She was proud of her grands and followed their achievements, large and small: Janel and Jordan Rao; Kaiti and Jim Glynn; Capri (Carlo)Tamilia and Kendal Glynn; Zack, Haley and Ryan Keller; George, Anthony and Ashley Glynn; Glynn, Jake, and Wyatt Molinich,  great-grandson James Glynn, sister Marguerite (Earl) Seeber and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on SUNDAY from 12:00 to 3:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 N.Salina Street in Syracuse

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1001 Tulip Street in Liverpool

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Menorah Park for their assistance in caring for Jane.

Donations may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry, 1001 Tulip Street, Liverpool, NY 13088  or The Franciscan Northside Ministries, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208.

 
If you would like to leave a remembrance or sign a virtual guestbook, please go to www.syracuse.com/obituaries.  The published obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Post Standard

                                     




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                SCOTT H. CAYAN
          January 11, 1975 to September 15, 2016

Scott H. Cayan, 41 of Camillus and formerly of Texas passed away on September 15, 2016.

All Services will be private per the Cayan Family's wishes.



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  SISTER BARBARA(MARY)KARDOS,OSF     
                        October 21, 1921 to August 26, 2016

Sister Barbara (Mary) Kardos, OSF, went home to God on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Franciscan Villa.  She was born in Taylor, PA to George and Barbara (Belensky) Kardos.  Sister was 94 and had been a Sister of St. Francis for 70 years.  Sister Barbara received a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY and her Teacher Certification from SUNY and also in Florida. 

Sister taught in many schools in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida. In her later years, Sister taught at the former Pen and Pages Tutorial Center and worked as an Assistant in the Community Finance Office. Sister also served in many Community Leadership positions.

She was predeceased by her parents, four siblings, Father Blasé Kardos, OFM Conv.; Edward and Joseph Kardos, and Barbara Donohoe.  She is survived by a brother, Thomas (Patricia) Kardos, two sisters-in-law, Frances (Joseph) Kardos and Audrey (Edward) Kardos,  several nieces and nephews and the Sisters of St. Francis.

Sister Barbara will be remembered for her years of devoted service to her community, her caring and compassionate ways, her prayerfulness, diligence, loyalty, patience and her creative baking skills.  She was a quiet, gentle influence on many and endeared herself to all those she encountered. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Franciscan Villa Chapel, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, New York 13212.  Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the chapel.  A farewell service will be held at 8:30 am on Friday, September 2, 2016  at the Franciscan Villa Chapel.  Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Mission Advancement Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY  13212.


Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. 


                        






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 WILLIAM ROBERT DOMRES 
                 March 9, 1924 to August 7, 2016

William Robert Domres, 92, a life-long resident of Syracuse passed away on August 7, 2016 at the Englewood Hospice House in Englewood Fl after a brief illness with his daughter at his side. 

William was born to the late Leonard Domres and Dewey Edna (Lamp) Domres on March 9, 1924.  A proud graduate of Assumption High School, Bill served in the U.S Army from July 1943 to February 1946 and on August 13, 1949, he married the former Lorraine Price

Bill was a Butcher who worked for Maiers Market on Park St in Syracuse for many years.  Upon his “retirement”, he continued to work at Liehs and Steigerwald’s on Butternut Street well into his 80’s.

For many years, Bill was an usher at Assumption Church, a life-long member of the Pastime Athletic Club as well as a member of the Assumption Church Men’s Golf League.

He was thrilled to have his first and only hole-in-one on May 17, 2012 at the young age of 88.  A life long member of the VFW South Salina until his moving to Florida at which time he became a member of the Port Charlotte VFW

Pre-deceased by his parents, his brother Leonard and his loving wife Lorraine

Survived by his sister, Virginia Bottorff of Liverpool

One son, William (Joy) of Nampa, Idaho; His daughter and care giver, Susan Dickinson of Palm Coast/Englewood Fl

Five grandchildren,  Tammi (Brian) Haas of Winter Haven Fl; William Dickinson of  Fort Collins CO; Traci Monroe of Englewood Fl;  Amanda and Michael Domres both of  Nampa Idaho. 

The “loves of his life”; His 3 great grandchildren; Robert and Emily Haas of Winter Haven Fl and Sidney James Monroe of Englewood, FL. 

As well as many nieces (including Joanne DeKing of Liverpool) and nephews, cousins and many friends from the Syracuse area.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on SATURDAY, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church which is the same day and place that he married the love of his life 67 years ago.

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Visitation will be held on FRIDAY, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 North Salina Street in Syracuse where the family will be greeting friends at that time. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be made in William’s name to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd Sarasota, Fl 34238. 

                                                                

 






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  M. EVELYN AUBER
                              October 4, 1936 to July 28, 2016


Per Evelyn's longtime wishes, there will NOT be an obituary.

Evelyn will be buried with her family in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at a later date.

If you are a member of her family or have any knowledge regarding any family, please call our funeral home at (315) 422-2534.





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   GEORGE RAYMOND PELKEY
                                September 25, 1921 to July 23, 2016


G. Raymond Pelkey, 94 of Hyattsville, Maryland passed on to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 23, 2016. 

Ray (along with his twin brother John)were born to the late George Edward Pelkey and Nina Padden Pelkey in Geneva, NY on September 25, 1921. 

Ray was a longtime Floral Designer in Washington, DC

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church in Washington, DC.

Ray will be buried privately in the Fall alongside his parents and beloved brother in St. Mary's Cemetery in Dewitt.

McGuire Funeral Services in Washington, DC handled the local arrangements and Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. will be handling the burial.





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 JAMES A. "Jessie" JANES, Jr. 
                  July 29, 1972 to July 11, 2016

James A. “Jessie” Janes, Jr. 43 of Syracuse, July 11, 2016.

SURVIVED BY: Three children, Jessie, Sondra, Nathan and their mother, Marie.

His mother, Linda Heckman and his Fiancée,  Stephanie Favata.

Two sisters, Gina Trumble and Tammy Janes and only grandson, Christopher Courtney, Jr.

Visitation on TUESDAY from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, 900 North Salina Street with services to follow at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Terrence Millbyer officiating.

Per Jessie's wishes, he was cremated and his cremated remains will be given to his family.

Contributions may be made directly to the family.

The Obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Post Standard.


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                       THOMAS P. BERGAMO
              August 14, 1939 to July 6, 2016

Thomas P. “Tom” 76 of Tully passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 6, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.


A native of Syracuse, Tom was born on August 14, 1939 to the late William and Kathryn (Barry) Bergamo

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1957 to 1961 on the USS Yorktown and USS Boxer Aircraft Carriers.

Tom became a Syracuse Police Officer serving for 20 years in the City of Syracuse.  After his retirement from the police force, he worked as a Security Officer for 1 Park Place for over 15 years retiring again in 2007.

Tom was a nature enthusiast enjoying fishing and hunting and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

SURVIVED BY:  His wife of 30 years, Suzanna Hier Bergamo

Three children: Laurie (Mark) Kirkpatrick, Patrick (Jennifer) Bergamo and William (Michelle) Bergamo

One step-son, Eric (Megan) Hier

4 grandchildren, Nicole, Kelly, Christopher Bergamo and Luke Hier

Two brothers, Peter W. (Rita) Bergamo and Barry James (Sue) Bergamo as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on MONDAY, July 11, 1016 at 9:30 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Howlett Hill Road, Syracuse

Visitation will be on SUNDAY, July 10, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc., 900 N. Salina Street, Syracuse

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tully Volunteer Fire Department, 1 Railroad Street, Tully, New York  13159

***The obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Post Standard.  Please visit
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                   NORMA KUNZELMAN KESSLER
               September 10, 1929 to July 6, 2016

Norma Kunzelman Kessler, 86 was called to be with the Lord on July 6, 2016.  
 
She was born on September 10, 1929 in Syracuse and lived there for 57 years before moving to Liverpool in 1987.


Norma was a lifelong communicant of Assumption Church.

She married Howard Kessler on June 18, 1949, a marriage that lasted 55 years until his passing.

Norma was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, playing scrabble and doing crossword puzzles.

Norma will be reunited with her parents, Frank and Nettie, her husband Howard, sisters, Ellen, Marion, Mildred, Shirley and her brother, Chuck.

Left to cherish Norma’s memories are her sons, Jerry (Bernadette) and Don(Judy); grandchildren, Shana (Kevin), Brett (Katie), Briana (John), Corey (Erika) and great-grandchildren, Connor, Jayden, Ella, and Lyra.

Her sister, Germaine Corbett and brother, Fran (Mary) Kunzelman and numerous nieces and nephews.

As a family, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Central New York and Francis House of Syracuse and the many friends for their unwavering love and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street.

The Rite of Committal and Burial will be held immediately following the Mass in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208

***Please go to www.syracuse.come to see the published obituary in Thursdays Post Standard or to leave a message or sign the Guestbook.***
                                        














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 RITA P.KALIN
                   October 1, 1921 to June 29, 2016

Miss Rita P. Kalin, 94 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, June 29, 2016 at Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center.


Native of Syracuse, Rita was born on October 1, 1921 to the late Engelbert and Margaret (Hipkens) Kalin.

Rita was a lifelong resident of Syracuse and was employed as a Clerk for the Small Business and Internal Revenue Service for 31 years retiring in 1981.

Longtime communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, the Golden Agers of Blessed Sacrament and the Catholic Women’s Club.

Member of the National Association of Federal Employees

Pre-deceased by her parents and her four siblings; Alfred Kalin, Edward Kalin, Marie Gurzny and Helen Ours

SURVIVED BY:  One sister, Margaret “Peggy” Young of Syracuse and several beloved nieces and nephews encompassing three generations.

Rita was a sweet, kind, gentle, faith-filled loving lady who touched many lives during her long life.  She always had a sparkle in her eye, a hug and kiss at the ready and was always willing to listen.  We will miss our dear sister and aunt very much and we wish her peace in her eternal reward.

The entire family wishes to express their gratitude to the 13th Floor at Loretto with a special thank you to Sonja, Cassy and Bill. We appreciate all of the kindness and support that you showered on Rita for the past two years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church in Syracuse

The Rite of Committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Visitation will be held on TUESDAY in the church from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, 3127 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206

 
***The obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please go to www.syracuse.com to view the Guestbook and leave a condolence message. ***





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   GEORGE J. BRANDT, Sr. 
                  November 23, 1919 to June 16, 2016


George J. Brandt, Sr., 96 of Syracuse passed away on June 16, 2016. 


Born to the late Frank J. Brandt and Mary (Benyacska) Brandt on November 23, 1919.

Veteran of World War II proudly serving in the U.S. Army and fought in “The Battle of the Bulge”.

Pre-deceased by his parents, his two sisters, Mary and Viola as well as his first wife, Prudy (Bellomo) Brandt and second wife, Dorthy (Klering) Brandt.

SURVIVED BY:  Two sons, George J. Brandt, Jr. and Charles (Jennifer Becker) Brandt

Three granddaughters, Kayla, Nicole and Maria

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. was entrusted with the arrangements

Services were private



**The obituary will be published in Sunday's Post Standard.  Please go to
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