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Alexander J.F. Black
Alexander J.F. ''A.J.'' Black, 6, of Route 90, Locke, died Monday as the result of injuries suffered in an auto accident in Homer. He was born in Cortland. He was a kindergarten pupil in the Homer school district. Survivors: His parents, Martin G. and Vickie L. Edwards Black of Locke; a sister, Brandie Edwards; two brothers, Dallas and Casey Black; his paternal grandparents, Fred and Connie Black of Cincinnatus; his maternal grandparents, James and Mary Edwards of Cortland. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Zirbel Funeral Home. Burial, St. Anthony's Cemetery, Groton. Calling hour, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
[Published May 5, 1999]

Dick D. Burleson
Dick D. Burleson, 74, of Siloam Road, Siloam, died Monday at home. Born in Lincoln, he attended Morrisville schools. He was a veteran of World War II and later served in the National Guard. He worked for 34 years at Snyder Construction Corp. He retired in 1990 after 10 years at Munnsville Limestone Corp. He was a member of Munnsville American Legion and Camden Rod and Gun Club. Survivors: Four sons, Timothy of Canastota, Paul of Munnsville, Stanley of Deland, Fla., and Michael of Garden Grove, Calif.; five sisters, Katherine Barletta of Durhamville, Fredericka Bielasz of Escondido, Calif., Marjorie Smith of California, Betty Vandermark of St. Louis Park, Minn., and Ruth Homets of Oneida; a brother, Stewart of Farmington, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home. Burial, Oneida Castle Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 260 Main St., Oneida. Contributions: Smithfield Fire Department Rescue Squad, Park Street, Peterboro 13134. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Jeanne E. Crook
Jeanne E. Crook, 55, of Jordan Road, Skaneateles, died Tuesday at her son's home in Clay. Born in Newton, Mass., she lived in Skaneateles since 1975. She was a receptionist at State Farm Insurance, Auburn. Her husband, Donald, died in 1995. Survivors: Two daughters, Marlene L. Gratzer of Plymouth, Mass., and Deborah J. Teachout of Liverpool; a son, Daryl C. of Clay; a granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home. Burial, Soule Cemetery, Sennett. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles. Contributions: American Cancer Society, 7145 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool 13088. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

M. Dorothy Eagan
M. Dorothy Eagan, 80, of 418 Fabius St., Syracuse, died Saturday at home. She was born in Little Falls. She retired in 1991 after 25 years as a home health aide for Home Aides of Central New York, Syracuse. She was a member of St. Lucy's Church. Survivor: A daughter, Rita Marco of Syracuse. Services: 7 p.m. today in the rectory of St. Lucy's Church, 432 Gifford St., Syracuse. The family will greet friends after the service. Greenleaf Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Marie J. Hickey
Marie J. Hickey, 83, of LaFayette died Tuesday at home. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, she was a homemaker. Survivors: Three daughters, Beverly J. LaBarre of Syracuse, Loretta J. White of Massena and Joyce Fink of Tampa, Fla.; four sons, Phillip Perrigo of Bridgeport, Conn., R. Terrance Perrigo and Lawrence Perrigo, both of Georgia, and Robert A. Perrigo of LaFayette; two sisters, Marguerite Henderson and Olga Ellis, both of New Brunswick, Canada; a brother, Donald Taylor of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Chase Funeral Home. Burial, Saturday in Maine. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 1520 South Ave., Syracuse. Contributions: Limestone Fellowship Baptist Church, Box 604, Jamesville 13078. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Jeremy L. Klein
Jeremy L. Klein, 28, of Lupine Drive, Baldwinsville, died Tuesday at home. Born in Ithaca, he lived in Baldwinsville most of his life. He graduated from Baker High School in 1989 and attended Onondaga Community College. He was an artist, naturalist and shoemaker. He served in the Navy as a crew chief for TC-4C training jets in Oak Harbor, Wash. Survivors: His parents, Cameron and Rosemary Klein of Baldwinsville; two sisters, Gwen Jones and Lauren Klein, both of Baldwinsville; his maternal grandmother, Doris Pace of North Syracuse. Services: 11 a.m. Friday in Grace Episcopal Church, Oswego Street, Baldwinsville. Burial, Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville. Contributions: Nami-Promise Inc., 375 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse 13202. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Alma H. Leonard
Alma Hammond Leonard, 83, formerly of Westvale, died Monday in Clinton, Tenn. She was born in Jellico, Tenn. She retired in 1980 as an office worker at New York Telephone. Survivors: Two sisters, Lois Meier of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Wilma Patterson of Lake City, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jerry, Andrew and Scott Lay, all of Tennessee, Laura Smith of Syracuse and Cheryl Zehner of Camillus. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at John C. Tindall Funeral Home. Burial, White Chapel Memory Gardens, DeWitt. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 1921 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Anthony R. Pelligra
Anthony R. ''Tony'' Pelligra, 75, of 128 Hosmer Drive, Syracuse, died Tuesday at home. Born in Syracuse, he was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He retired after 37 years as a molder teamer at Crucible Steel. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Baldwinsville. Survivors: His wife, the former Julia Smith; a daughter, Sandra Payne of Clay; two sons, John G. and Paul A., both of Syracuse; a sister, Rose Spadafora of Syracuse; a brother, Louis of Syracuse; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Pirro & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 514 Turtle St., Syracuse. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Janet H. Pisano
Janet H. Walters Pisano of 108 Homer Ave., Geddes, died Tuesday at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. She was born in Virginia. She was a homemaker, communicant of St. Lucy's Church and member of the Legion of Mary Auxiliary. Survivors: Her husband, Mario J.; a nephew, Thomas Brewer of Syracuse. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Lucy's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Edward J. Ryan & Son Funeral Home, 1628 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Contributions: St. Lucy's Church. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Arthur G. Pitts
Arthur G. Pitts, 62, of 14005 Cramer Road, Red Creek, died Monday at home. Born in Fair Haven, he was a Marine Corps veteran. He retired in 1993 after 30 years at Xerox in Webster. He was a member of North Wolcott Christian Church and Wolcott Elks Lodge 1763. Survivors: His wife, the former Mary LeClair; two daughters, Catherine Tilebein of Groton and Valerie VanKowenberg of Gates; three sons, Bill Pitts of Wolcott and Scott Crowell and Richard Pitts, both of Red Creek; his mother, Lillian Pitts of Fair Haven; two sisters, Janice Hardy of Red Creek and Alice Bigelow of Phoenix; three brothers, Frank Perkins of Sterling, Edward Perkins of Fair Haven and Thomas Perkins of Garden Grove, Calif.; nine grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Becker Funeral Home. Burial, North Wolcott Cemetery, Wolcott. Calling hours, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, Church Street, Red Creek. Contributions: Genesee Region Home Care, 49 Stone St., Rochester 14604. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Helen L. Puzauskas
Helen L. Puzauskas of 114 W. Fourth St., Oswego, died Monday at home. A life resident of Oswego, she graduated from Oswego High School and Keuka College of Nursing. She retired as a school nurse in the Oswego City School District and as a nurse at Oswego Speedway. She also formerly owned and managed The Book Store, Oswego. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, a member of the Oswego Hospital Auxiliary, Oswego Women's City Club and Oswego Medical Society, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Her husband, Dr. John S., died in 1993. Survivors: A daughter, Cynthia Wertz of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, John of Tempe, Ariz., and Paul of Chandler, Ariz.; a sister, Mary Caruso of Oswego; two brothers, George Caruso Sr. and William Caruso, both of Oswego; two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Church. No calling hours. Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Oswego, has arrangements. Contributions: Friends of Oswego County Hospice Inc., Box 102, Oswego 13126.
[Published May 5, 1999]

Virginia H. Rankin
Services and burial for Virginia H. Rankin, 85, of 100 Flume Road, Manlius, who died April 11 at Francis House, are 11 a.m. Friday in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Syracuse. Newell-Fay Funeral Home, Manlius, has arrangements. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Marion Schafer
Marion Schafer, 88, of Rugby Road, Syracuse, died Monday at home. She was born in Syracuse. She retired as secretary to the president of Prosperity Co. and also worked at Betz Laboratories. She was a member of South Presbyterian Church. Survivors: A sister, Katherine Fowler of Mesa, Ariz.; a nephew, Charles Dodge of Syracuse. Services: Private. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse. No calling hours. Frasier-Shepardson Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements. Contributions: South Presbyterian Church, 112 W. Colvin St., Syracuse 13205. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Helen F. Scheible
Helen F. Scheible, 82, of 115 Primo Ave., Sherrill, died Monday at her daughter's home. Born in Syracuse, she was a former resident of Oneida. She graduated from Central City High School and Central City Business Institute, both in Syracuse. She was a member of Christian-Missionary Alliance Church in Kenwood, the Sherrill Bird Club, Oneida Community Golf Club, Sherrill Stamp Club and Sherrill Women's Bible Study Group. Survivors: A daughter, Betty Breckenridge of Sherrill; a son, Clement of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday in Christian-Missionary Alliance Church, Kenwood. Burial, Valley View Cemetery, Oneida. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Malecki Funeral Home, 464 Sherrill Road, Sherrill. Contributions: Hazel Carpenter Home, Main Street, Oneida. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Henry C. Schrader
Henry C. Schrader, 79, of Chatham died Sunday at Albany Medical Center. Born in North Victory, N.J., he graduated from Weedsport High School. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He worked for 20 years at Penn Central Railroad, was a bus driver for 20 years for Chatham Central School, and worked for 10 years at Sterling Drug, Rensselaer. He was a member of Ghent VFW Post 5933, Chatham Lions Club and First Reformed Church of Chatham. His wife, the former Cora Wieland, died in 1989. A son, Charles ''Skip,'' died in 1998. Survivors: A daughter, Gayle Schrader of Chatham; two sons, John ''Jack'' and Mark, both of California; seven sisters, Iva Smith of Gordonsville, Tenn., Dorothy Jorolemon, Florence Mathews and Barbara Hunter, all of Weedsport, Gertrude Woodworth of Elbridge, Ruth Shaffer of Port Byron and Luella McGetrick of Ghent; seven grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday in First Reformed Church of Chatham. Burial, at a later date in Saratoga National Cemetery. Calling hours, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham. Contributions: Chatham Rescue Squad, Box 55, Chatham 12037. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Lucy M. Swan
Lucy M. Swan, 97, of Sherburne died Sunday at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton. Survivors: None. Services: 9 a.m. today in Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Classic Street, Sherburne. Burial, Episcopal Church Cemetery, Sherburne. No calling hours. Burgess Funeral Home, Sherburne, has arrangements. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Helen W. Tobin
Services for Helen Walsh Tobin, 85, formerly of Cazenovia, who died Jan. 18 in De Soto, Texas, are 9 a.m. Saturday in St. James Church. Burial, St. James Cemetery, Cazenovia. No calling hours. Richard F. Ayer Funeral Home, Cazenovia, has arrangements. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Walter Vader
Walter Vader, 85, of Syracuse died Tuesday at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Baldwinsville, he lived in Syracuse most of his life. He was a furniture refinisher for several companies and later worked at Lipe Rollway. His wife, Myrtle, died in 1983; a son, Walter Jr., died in 1997; a daughter, Connie Gale, died in 1993. Survivors: Four daughters, Diane Cramer of Penn Yan, Sandy Langdon of Syracuse, Patty Shaw of Central Square and Donna Counterman of Youngstown, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Gaynor-Maslyn Funeral Home. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Baldwinsville. Calling hours, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 119 South Ave., Syracuse. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Fredrick W. Wermuth
Fredrick W. Wermuth, 78, of 212 N. Main St., North Syracuse, died Monday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born in Syracuse. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a welder for more than 30 years at Continental Can Co., Syracuse. He was a member of Ka-Na-Wa-Ke Canoe Club and the Soaring Club and a glider pilot with the U.S. Power Squadron. A son, Fredrick W. Jr., died in 1964. Survivors: His wife, the former Ethel McAllister; five daughters, Nancy Schad and Joanne LaCont, both of North Syracuse, Lidge Kelly and Maryann Dedeno, both of Baldwinsville, and Susanne Miller of Indiana; a sister, Diana Colunio of DeWitt; two brothers, Milton Wermuth of Nevada, and Joseph Holroyd of Syracuse. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Sears-Middleton-Jones Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. John's Church, Soule Road, Liverpool. Burial, Valley Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 209 N. Main St., North Syracuse. Contributions: American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse 13206. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

J. Aubrey Williams
James Aubrey Williams, 91, of Mattydale, a news editor for the Herald-Journal/Herald American for more than 25 years, died Monday at home. Born in Richwood, W.Va., he worked for the Beacon-Journal and Times Press, both in Akron, Ohio. His career in journalism, broadcasting and advertising carried him from Ohio to New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans before he came to Syracuse in 1964, initially to manage a trouble-ridden radio station. When the station was sold, he joined the staff of the Herald-Journal. He retired as a part-time copy editor in 1992 at age 84. He also was a promotion director for Eagan Shopping Centers for several years. He was a member of Central City Lodge 305 F&AM. His wife, Roberta Ellen, died in 1997. Survivors: A daughter, Ann Tasseff of Whidbey Island, Wash.; a son, Victor B. of Mattydale; two sisters, Grace Collins and Marjorie Bauer, both of Akron; three grandchildren. Services: In Akron. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron. No calling hours. Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel has local arrangements. Contributions: Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool 13088. 
[Published May 5, 1999]

Marjorie F. Belton
Marjorie F. ''Midge'' Belton, 73, of Earlville died Thursday at home. Born on Staten Island, she graduated from Panzer College, New Jersey. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Earlville Sunday Night Couples' Bowling League, Barker Brook Golf Association in Oriskany Falls, the Women's Ninth Hole League at Mountain Top Golf Course, Sherburne, and Eastern Star Chapter 511, Hamilton. She was active with the Cub Scouts of America. Survivors: Her husband, Lloyd H.; three sons, Curtis of Underhill, Vt., Steven of Blairstown, N.J., and Leigh of Mountain Home, Idaho; a sister, Janet Webber of Middletown Springs, Vt.; six grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday in East Hamilton United Methodist Church. Burial, Graham Cemetery, Hubbardsville. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Paul Funeral Home, South Street, Madison. Contributions: East Hamilton United Methodist Church, Route 12, Hubbardsville 13355. 
[Published May 7, 1999]

Raymond E. Drake
Raymond E. ''Ducky'' Drake, 72, of 205 E. Bridge St., Oswego, died Wednesday at home. Born in Oswego, he graduated from Oswego High School. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a construction worker and later a longshoreman for the Oswego Port Authority. He was a member of the Oswego Softball Hall of Fame, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5885 and the American Legion. Survivors: A daughter, Deborah Roy Soogree of Oswego; three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, All Saints Mausoleum, Oswego. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home, 154 E. Fourth St., Oswego. Contributions: Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse 13204. 
[Published May 7, 1999]

Frances C. Blake
Frances C. Blake, 98, of 315 Walradt St., Fulton, died Friday at St. Luke Health Service, Oswego. She was born in Fulton. She owned and operated an African violet flower shop in her home and previously worked at Armstrong World Industries and the Walradt Elementary School, both in Fulton. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and Elizabeth Chapter 105 of the Order of the Eastern Star and a Girl Scout leader. Survivors: Two sons, Harold A. Jr. of Fulton and Bernard B. of Oswego; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home. Burial, Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Contributions: Elizabeth Chapter 105, OES, in care of Betty Bartholomew, 835 W. Third St., Fulton. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Evelyn Brossus
Evelyn Badgley Brossus, 90, of Palmer Circle, Bridgeport, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital Health Center. Born in Fayetteville, she graduated from the Fayetteville High School. She and her husband co-owned Brossus Appliance Sales and Service, Fayetteville, for 21 years until retiring in 1967. She was a former member of the Fayetteville Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary and Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Stuart, Fla. Her husband, Paul, died in 1996. Survivors: A daughter, Judith Nash of Bridgeport; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services: Private. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Minoa. No calling hours. Traub Funeral Home, Bridgeport, has arrangements. Contributions: Fayetteville Fire Department Auxiliary. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Dorothy B. Cafferty
Dorothy B. Cafferty, 84, of Hall Road, South Apalachin, died Saturday at the state Veterans Home, Oxford. She was born in Scanton, Pa. Her husband, Donald, and a son, Donald Jr., died previously. Survivors: A daughter, Dorothy Lynch of Morrisville; a son, Kenneth of El Segundo, Calif.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joan of Arc Church, Morrisville. Burial, 3 p.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Scranton, Pa. No calling hours. Barker-Burgess Funeral Home, Morrisville, has arrangements. Contributions: St. Joan of Arc Church, Brookside Drive, Morrisville 13408. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Harriet W. Delavan
Harriet W. Delavan, 91, of East Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, died Tuesday at home. Born in Richfield Springs, she graduated from Skidmore College. She was a member of St. James Church, a volunteer at the Skaneateles Thrift Shop and a member of the Monday Evening Club and the Girl Scouts, both in Skaneateles. Her husband, William H. Sr., died in 1986. Survivors: Two daughters, Holly A. Delavan of Syracuse and Katherine Delavan Dyson of Richfield, Conn.; a son, William H. of DeWitt; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles. No calling hours. Fairchild and Meech DeWitt Chapel has arrangements. Contributions: St. James Episcopal Church, E. Genesee St., Skaneateles 13152. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Eleanor B. Evans
Eleanor B. Evans, 85, of Leesburg, Fla., died Monday at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Clockville, she graduated from Crane School of Music at the State University College at Potsdam. She taught music 27 years in public schools. Survivors: Her husband, Carl; a daughter, Janice Shorkey of Mahomet, Ill.; two sons, Eric of Louisville, Ky., and Richard of Massena; seven grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial, Cortland Rural Cemetery. No calling hours. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Steven A. Fayette
Steven A. Fayette, 50, of Albro Tract, Sandy Pond, died Saturday at Oswego Hospital from injuries suffered in car accident in the town of Sandy Creek. Born in Watertown, he graduated from Watertown High School. He worked 28 years at New York Air Brake, Watertown and, until recently, owned and operated Eddie's Cove and Scoops Ice Cream. He was a member of the Sportsman's Club at Sandy Pond. Survivors: Three sons, Steven of Sandy Pond, Joseph of Cape Vincent and Robert of Watertown; three sisters, Sharon LaFave, Nancy Beecher and Christine Lawlor, all of Watertown; two brothers, Gary R. of Rodman and Roger J. of Watertown; his stepfather, Douglas J. Putnam of Cape Vincent; three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reed and Benoit Funeral Home. Burial, Brookside Cemetery, Watertown. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 632 State St., Watertown. Contributions: American Cancer Society. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Arlene E. Geller
Arlene E. Geller, 67, of Church Street, North Syracuse, died June 18 at Crouse Hospital. She was born in Syracuse. She was a dietary aide at Community General Hospital. Survivors: A brother, Walter F. Geller of North Syracuse. Services: Private. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse. No calling hours. Sears-Middleton-Jones Funeral Home, North Syracuse, has arrangements. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Girgis Ghobriel
Dr. Girgis Ghobriel, 79, of 71 Third Ave., Oswego, died Friday at Oswego Hospital. He was born in Egypt. He retired in 1992 as a professor of geography at the State University College at Oswego, serving as chairman of the geography department from 1977 to 1983. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and Phi Beta Kappa. Survivors: A niece. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church, Oswego. Burial, All Saints Mausoleum, Oswego. No calling hours. Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego, has arrangements. Contributions: St. Mary's Church, 103 W. Seventh St., Oswego 13126. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Edgar E. Hammond
Edgar E. Hammond, 73, of North Syracuse died Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. He was born in Saratoga. He retired as a sergeant major in 1973 after 30 years in the Army, serving in World War II, and Korea and Vietnam, and receiving several Bronze Stars and a Silver Star. He retired as director of materials at Saulsbury Fire Equipment Corp. He was a member of American Legion Post 915 and Greenview Country Club. Survivors: His wife of 48 years, Betty; four daughters, Sylvia Sisson of Exeter, N.H., Carol Welling of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Judy Konst of Mentor, Ohio, and Joy Hammond of Tully; a son, Jay of Syracuse; four sisters, Jane Moyer of Reading, Pa., Jeanette Russell and Doris Baldwin, both of Sarasota Springs, Fla., and Barbara Hildreth of Florida; two brothers, Fred and Dale, both of Schuylerville; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Gaynor-Maslyn Funeral Home. Burial, North Syracuse Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 119 South Ave., Syracuse. Contributions: American Legion Central Square Post 915, Fulton Street, Central Square. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Robert C. Hollenbeck
Robert C. Hollenbeck, 88, of 10799 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, Md., died Friday at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia. Born in Munnsville, he graduated from Stockbridge High School and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cornell University. He operated the Hollenbeck Hardware Store in Munnsville with his father from 1947 to 1959. He also was a carpenter and operated a television and radio repair shop in Vernon. He was an executive with the Boy Scouts and a member of the First Congregational Church, Munnsville. His wife, the former Ruth H. Lamb, died in 1998. Survivors: Two sons, William L. of Rochester and Gary of Ellicott City, Md.; a sister, June VanHall of Church Hill, Tenn.; four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First Congregational Church, Munnsville. Burial, Stockbridge Cemetery, Munnsville. Calling hours, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ball Funeral Home, 5327 N. Main St., Munnsville. Contributions: First Congregational Church, Box 80, Munnsville 13409.
[Published July 1, 2001]

Emma Jenkins
Emma Schram Jenkins, 94, of 5125 Jenkins Road, Vernon, died Friday at Stonehedge Nursing Home, Chittenango. She was born in Lairdsville. She was a homemaker and a 50-year member of Hecla Union Church. Survivors: Her husband, John; a daughter, Marlene Grygiel of Elizabethville, Pa.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Malecki Funeral Home. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Vernon. Calling hour, 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 23 Front St., Vernon. Contributions: Hecla Union Church, in care of Charles Thaler, Cooper Street, Westmoreland. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Ronald W. Kenyon
Ronald W. Kenyon, 71, of 1234 Route 34, Genoa, died Friday at Auburn Memorial Hospital. He was born in the town of Venice. He was part owner of the former S, K and M Implement Corp. of King Ferry and a driver for Hewitt Brothers of Locke, Genoa Ag Center and the former Genoa Bean Co. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7127, Moravia, and a former member of the Genoa Fire Department. An Army veteran, he served in Germany and Korea from 1948 to 1952. Survivors: His wife of 47 years, the former Joan Tyrrell; four daughters, June Kenyon of Locke, Lorraine Bennett, Sandra Sellen and Joanne Hilliard, all of Genoa; two sons, Ronald F. of Moravia and Philip of Genoa; a sister, Loris Beyea of Genoa; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Shurtleff Funeral Home. Burial, Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery, King Ferry. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 10117 state Route 90, Genoa. Contributions: Southern Cayuga Ambulance, Box 7, Poplar Ridge 13139. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Carnaizah L. Knight
Carnaizah L. Knight, 4, of 106 Wood Ave., Syracuse, drowned in a bathtub Thursday at Elmcrest Children's Center. She was born in Syracuse. Survivors: Her parents, Sharon Rouse of Syracuse and Carlton Knight of New York City; a stepfather, Godfrey Tull of Syracuse; her paternal grandmother Margaret Knight of New York City; her maternal grandparents, Bernice Rouse of Jeffersonville, Ga., and Isaac Young of Syracuse; three sisters, Tonquesha Rouse of Syracuse, Raven Knight and Kira Knight, both of New York City; three brothers, Shmar Tull of Syracuse, Dominque Knight and Tuon Knight, both of New York City. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday in Bethesda Pentcostal Faith Deliverance Temple. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hour, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 711 E. Fayette St., Syracuse. Garland Bros. Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Margaret Lopitz
Margaret ''Betty'' Peters Lopitz, 78, of Watson Road, Clockville, died Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. Born in Canastota, she attended Canastota schools. She was a homemaker and a member of Clockville United Methodist Church. Her husband, Joseph, died in 1981. Survivors: A daughter, Sharon Lopitz of Clockville; two sons, Charles and Bobby, both of Clockville; two brothers, Charles Peters of Canastota and Robert Peters of Central Square; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Lenox Rural Cemetery, Canastota. No calling hours. Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Canastota, has arrangements. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Gertrude R. McCormick
Gertrude Rose McCormick, 88, of Camillus died Saturday at Community General Hospital. Born in Syracuse, she graduated from Cathedral Academy. She was a member of Holy Family Church and a former member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Her husband, John R., died in 1963. Survivors: Three daughters, Joan Collins, Susan Hartnett and Marilyn Cappuccili, all of Syracuse; five sons, Daniel of Westport, Charles, John J., D. Michael and Patrick, all of Syracuse; two sisters, Margaret Daly and Elizabeth Keegan, both of Syracuse; two brothers, Richard F. Daly and Fred Daly, both of Syracuse; 30 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Tindall Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Fairmount. Burial, St. Agnes Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 1921 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Contributions: St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
[Published July 1, 2001]

Hugh E. Negus
Hugh E. Negus, 102, formerly of 120 Bungalow Terrace, Syracuse, died Friday at Harbor Hill Center, Lewes, Del. Born in Fabius, he retired in 1972 after 49 years as a self-employed milk delivery dealer. He was a member of Most Holy Rosary Church. His first wife, Gladys, died in 1935; his second wife, Dorothy, died in 1995; a son, Donald, died in 1993. Survivors: A son, Gordon Negus of Lewes; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 8:45 a.m. July 14 at Whelan Bros. Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Chapel of Most Holy Rosary Church, Syracuse. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours, 6 to 8 p.m. July 13 at the funeral home, 3700 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Francis L. O'Grady
Francis L. ''Red'' O'Grady, 78, of 353 Blythe Road, Hannibal, died Friday at home. He was born in Meridian. He retired from Xerox Corp., Rochester, and previously worked for General Electric, Sealright Packaging, Oswego Falls Paper and Nestle, all in Fulton. He was a member of South Hannibal Federated Church and an honorary member of the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Department. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. Survivors: His wife, Myrtle M.; a daughter, Diane VanBuren of Hannibal; six stepdaughters, Ann Bunning of Maryland, Mary Reis, Linda DeRocha, Florence Saunders and Dawn Louise, all of Hannibal, and Viola Tietsma of Cato; three stepsons, Angus Ritchie of Kempner, Texas, George Ritchie of Hannibal and Dale Ritchie of Martville; two sisters, Ellen Hughes of Fulton and Mary Margaret Crofoot of Hannibal; 21 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Foster Funeral Home. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Contributions: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego 13126. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Constance L. Sagert
Constance L. Tanner Sagert, 58, of Clay died Saturday at Francis House. She was born in Syracuse. She was a custodian in Central Square schools for the past 16 years and previously worked eight years with Burnett Process, Syracuse. Survivors: Her former husbands, Carl Salisbury and Joseph Sagert; a daughter, Carol Fox of Clay; a son, Brian Salisbury of Syracuse; two brothers, Roy Tanner of Pulaski and Norman Tanner of Altmar; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fergerson Funeral Home. Burial, White Chapel Memory Gardens, DeWitt. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 215 S. Main St., North Syracuse. Contributions: Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse 13208. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Wilhemina Schuehler
Wilhemina Schuehler, 84, of Delaware Avenue, Cortland, died Saturday at Cortland Care Center. She was born in Cortland. She worked for K & MW Bennett Agency for 40 years and retired from Ibbottson Insurance after 10 years. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church, its Women's Association and the 20th Century Club. Survivors: Several nieces and nephews. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. Burial, Cortland Rural Cemetery. No calling hours. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Rebecca A. Scrimale
Rebecca Anne Schwalm Scrimale, 47, of Syracuse died Friday at home. Born in Rochester, she graduated from Paul V. Moore High School, Central Square. She worked at Francis House. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Church and the Parent-Teacher Organization at St. Cecilia's School. Survivors: Her husband, Charles E.; three daughters, Amanda Kean of Michigan, Elizabeth Demperio of Solvay and Sarah Scrimale of Syracuse; four brothers, Stephen Schwalm of Central Square, David Schwalm of Constantia, Peter Schwalm of New Hope, Pa., and Daniel Schwalm of London, England; two grandsons. Services: 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at Farone and Son Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, Solvay. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 1500 Park St., Syracuse. Contributions: Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse 13208. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Ethel B. Shisler
Ethel B. Shisler, 98, of Camillus died Friday at the Syracuse Home Association, Baldwinsville. She was born in Cranberry Lake. She retired in 1974 after 35 years at the former Syracuse University College of Medicine. She was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Camillus. Her husband, Francis E., died in 1978. Survivors: A son, John F. of Marcellus; two sisters, Thelma Novenchie of Camillus and Margaret Moody of Weedsport; two brothers, Leonard Hughes of Houston and Lloyd Hughes of Auburn; a granddaughter. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Michael's Lutheran Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. No calling hours. Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus has arrangements. Contributions: Syracuse Home Association, 7740 Meigs Road, Baldwinsville 13027. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Selma M. Smith
Selma M. Bell Smith, 90, of Syracuse died Friday at the Jewish Home of Central New York. She was born in Syracuse. She retired in 1975 as a supervisor after five years at the Elmcrest Children's Center. Her husband, Edward P., died in 1977. Survivors: A sister, Ethel Whipple of Liverpool; a grandchild. Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Welter-Price Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 2649 James St., Syracuse. Contributions: Multiple Sclerosis Resources of Central New York, Box 237, East Syracuse 13057. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Lucille M. Spaide
Lucille M. Strack Spaide, 76, of Eastwood died Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. She was born in Saranac Lake. She retired in 1987 as an inspector after 20 years with B.G. Sulzle. Her husband, George R., died in 1995. Survivors: Three daughters, Linda L. Zerbinos of Cicero, and Sophia A. Dickinson and Debra A. Stairs, both of Syracuse; a sister, Alice Devendorf of Minoa; a brother, Vernon Stevens of Kirkville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Welter-Price Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 2649 James St., Syracuse. Contributions: St. Jude Children's Hospital Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Tenn. 38105. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Naomi R. Uhlig
Naomi R. Uhlig, 92, of Rossland Circle, Cicero, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. Born in Export, Pa., she graduated from Indiana State University. She was a teacher. Her husband, Robert C., died in 1993. Survivors: A son, Walter J. of Cicero; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Services: Private. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. No calling hours. Sears-Middleton-Jones, North Syracuse, has arrangements. Contributions: Cicero Fire Department. 
[Published July 1, 2001]

Philip E. Wycker
Philip E. Wycker, 85, of 615 Cadena Circle, Lady Lake, Fla., died Tuesday in Florida. Born in Seneca Falls, he graduated from Mynderse Academy. He retired after 48 years with Goulds Pumps, Seneca Falls. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seneca Falls and St. Paul's Episcopal Church Couples Group, Waterloo, and past exhalted ruler of Seneca Falls Elks Lodge 992. He was a Navy veteran. His wife, Thelma M., died in 2000. Survivors: Two daughters, Mary E. Foley of Lady Lake and Candace Langon of Fairport; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. July 21 in the First Baptist Church, Seneca Falls. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo. No calling hours. Doran Funeral Home, Seneca Falls has arrangements. Contributions: First Baptist Church, Route 89, Seneca Falls. 
[Published July 1, 2001]


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