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Stephen J. D'Agata
Stephen J. D'Agata, 64, of Schilly Road, Central Square, died Sunday. He was born in Fulton. He retired in 1992 after 32 years as a packer for Carrier Corp. in DeWitt. He also worked at Caps & Campers in Cicero. He was a member of St. Michael's Church in Central Square, Knights of Columbus Council 907 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 527. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: His wife of 18 years, Audrey; five daughters, Barbara D'Agata and Stephani D'Agata, both of Central Square, Cindy Hoffart of Texas, Sandy Hearn of Tennesee and Stephanie VanCamp of New Jersey; a son, Stephen II of Central Square; his stepmother, Lena D'Agata of Oswego; three sisters, Catherine Fitzsimmons of California, Mary Hansen of New York City and Linda D'Agata Kelley of Liverpool; two brothers, Joseph of California and Lawrence of Tennesee; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael's Church. Burial, Hillside Memorial Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. today in the church. Traub Funeral Home, Central Square, has arrangements. Contributions: St. Michael's Church, 589 S. Main St., Central Square 13036.
[Published July 10, 2001]

Margaret M. Duell
Margaret M. Ryan Duell, 90, of Conifer Drive, Baldwinsville, died Sunday. Born in Syracuse, she lived in Baldwinsville most of her life. She graduated from Baldwinsville Academy and Syracuse Secretarial School. She was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Baldwinsville. Her husband, Walter C., died in 1998. Survivors: Three sisters, Helen Ryan, Alice Ryan and Mary Ryan, all of Baldwinsville. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Baldwinsville. Calling hours, 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her sisters, 76 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville. Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville, has arrangements. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Charles E. Flowers
Charles E. Flowers, 78, of Syracuse died Saturday. He was born in Buffalo. He was a foreman at Rockwell International Corp. and a security guard at Burns Security. Survivors: His wife, the former Mary Anna Deitrick; four daughters, Candace Wilson of Florida, Tamara Birchmeyer of Mattydale, and Mary Anne Nesheiwat and Mary Beth Veliz, both of Syracuse; four sons, Chucky Flowers of Massena, Carl Corless of Constantia, and Curtis Corless and Charles Corless, both of Syracuse; 36 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at DeWitt Memorial Funeral Home, 4901 Jamesville Road, DeWitt. No calling hours. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Catherine M. Hertkorn
Catherine M. Seibert Hertkorn, 77, of 257 Armstrong Place, Syracuse, died Sunday. Born in Syracuse, she graduated from Syracuse Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Survivors: Her husband of 52 years, Herman C.; four daughters, Kathryn Barstow of Marcellus, Carol Peltier of Clay, Barbara Hatinoglou of Arlington, Mass., and Karen Balbierer of Waterloo; a son, Paul C. of North Highlands, Calif.; a sister, Jeannette Liggett of Pulaski; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Frasier-Shepardson Funeral Home, 1217 N. Salina St., Syracuse. Contributions: St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 853 Dewitt St., Syracuse 13203. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Leonard C. Huntley
Leonard C. Huntley, 67, of Lafayette, La., died Thursday. Born in Deerfield, Fla., he graduated from Central Technical High School in Syracuse, attended Florida A&M University and lived most of his life in Syracuse. He retired in January from American Airlines, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; he had been with the company for 27 years, including having worked in Syracuse. Survivors: His wife, Henrietta; three daughters, Denise Bryant of Syracuse, Robin Huntley-Mitchell of Safford, Va., and Irma Pratt of Lafayette, La.; a sister, Margaret Huntley of Syracuse; four brothers, Eugene, Kenneth, Thomas and Wayman, all of Syracuse; two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Syrie Funeral Home, Lafayette, La. Garland Bros. Funeral Home, Syracuse, has local arrangements. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Stella M. McDonald
Stella M. McDonald, 83, of 1 Franklin Square, Syracuse, died Saturday. She was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She retired after 18 years with the Foster Grandparents Program at the Syracuse Developmental Center. Before retirement, she was a home care provider in Onondaga and Oswego counties. Her husbands, Harold E. Stacy, Kenneth Bennett and Charles Buckman, died previously. Survivors: A daughter, Emma M. Hoyt of Syracuse; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. today at Pirro & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday in Loomis Hill Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, 514 Turtle St., Syracuse. Contributions: American Diabetes Society, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse 13206. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Doris M. Noble
Doris Mineberg Noble, 81, of 400 Lamb Ave., Canastota, died Saturday. She was born in New York City. She retired in 1975 after 10 years as a secretary for SUNY Morrisville. She had been vice president of the Civil Service Employees Association Local 609 while at SUNY Morrisville. She was a member of the Canastota-Lenox Senior Citizens Club. Her husband of 45 years, Herman J. ''Joe,'' died in 1987. Together, they operated Noble's Dairy in Canastota from 1975 to 1984. Survivors: A daughter, Lisa D. Noble-Walton of Orlando, Fla.; three sons, J. Donald of Liverpool, Gene L. of Garden Grove, Calif., and Marc R. of Lakeport; a sister, Bertha M. Deveau of Bervard, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at J. Homer Ball Funeral Home. Burial, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 201 James St., Canastota. Contributions: Greater Lenox Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 382, Canastota 13032. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Vernon A. Partridge
Vernon A. ''Pat'' Partridge, 85, of Earlville Road, Poolville, died Sunday. Born in Earlville, he attended Earlville schools. He retired in 1975 after 33 years with the state Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Poolville United Methodist Church, where he served on the board of trustees and was a lay leader. He was a charter member and past chief of the Poolville Fire Department, a life member of the American Legion Post 236 in Earlville, and a member of International Order of Odd Fellows 622 in Earlville. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Pearl, died in 1998; a son, Larry, died in 1999. Survivors: A daughter, Judy Dickenson of Morrisville; two sons, Joel Partridge of Poolville and Herman Sitts of Norwich; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Burgess Funeral Home. Burial, Willcox Cemetery. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 3 Preston St., Earlville. Contributions: Poolville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 67, Earlville 13332. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Peter R. Percia
Peter R. Percia, 48, of Eastwood died Monday. Born in Syracuse, he graduated from Central Tech High School and Onondaga Community College. He had worked for Sear-Brown. He was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church. Survivors: His wife, the former Susan Campbell; three daughters, Megan, Catherine and Lauren Percia, all at home; his mother, Concetta Percia of Syracuse; two sisters, Maryanne Silino of Cary, N.C., and Nancy Percia of Binghamton. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial, Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hours, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home, 3111 James St., Syracuse. Contributions: Percia daughters education fund in care of Susan Percia. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Jack J. Pharoah
Jack J. Pharoah, 77, of 130 Stockton Place, Camillus, died Monday. He was born in Syracuse. He retired in 1988 after 25 years as a sheet metal fabricator for the state Department of Transportation. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5284 and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: His wife of 51 years, the former Janet Young; two sons, Donald J. of Hacienda Heights, Calif., and Gary J. of Oakley, Calif.; a sister, Leatrice Toper of Manchester, Tenn. Services: None. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Whelan Bros. Funeral Home, 3700 W. Genesee St., Fairmount. Contributions: Hospice of Central New York, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool 13088-6148. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Walter G. Schiess
Walter Gaehler Schiess, 87, of Nottingham Road, Syracuse, died Saturday at Francis House. Born in Syracuse, he graduated from Solvay High School and Syracuse University. He owned Gaehler Studios and was a sporting goods specialist at Dick's Clothing and Sporting Goods. He was a member of Rockefeller United Methodist Church and Oneida Lake Association and was a volunteer at Unity Kitchen. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. His wife, Jessie C., died in 1998. Survivors: Two daughters, Susan S. Beattie of Shokan and Amy Schiess-Friello of Johnstown; a brother, Dr. William A. of Syracuse; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. July 21 in Rockefeller United Methodist Church. Tindall Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements. Contributions: Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse 13208. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Walter S. Stepien
Walter S. Stepien, 82, of 2102 county Route 7, Oswego, died Sunday. Born in Durby, Conn., he graduated from local schools. He was a builder and owner of Country Inn Motel, restaurant, bar and liquor store. He was listed in the Oswego Hall of Fame as a softball pitcher with 528 wins and 23 losses. He was a communicant of St. Stephen's Church and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Survivors: His wife of 52 years, the former Louise White; a daughter, Sherry Stepien of Oswego; two sons, Jerry of Oswego and Steven of Elmira; four stepgrandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen's Church. Burial, St. Peter's Cemetery, All Saints Mausoleum, Oswego. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. today at Nelson Funeral Home, 124 W. Fifth St., Oswego. Contributions: St. Stephen's Church building fund, Niagara Street, Oswego 13126. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Edward A. Stern Jr
Edward A. Stern Jr., 70, of 4708 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls, died Saturday. He was born in Oswego. He retired in 1996 after 41 years as a machine operator for Lamson Corp. in Syracuse. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, a member of the Army Ski Team and a medic. Survivors: His wife of 46 years, the former Gertrude ''Trudy'' Carmer; a daughter, Marjorie I. Stern of Elbridge; three sons, Sgt. Edward A. III of Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas, Arthur A. of Pennsylvania and Eric A. of Weedsport; nine grandchildren. Services and calling hours: None. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, Elbridge, has arrangements. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Kathleen M. Stevens
Kathleen M. Buske Stevens, 100, of St. Luke's Health Services, Oswego, died Monday. Born in Oswego, she attended Oswego schools. She had worked at Columbia Mills. She was a communicant of the Church of the Resurrection and a member of its Altar Guild and Episcopal Church Womens Group. Her husband, Frederick, died in 1987. Survivors: Two sons, Laverne F. of Oswego and James S. of Copake; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Services: Private. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Oswego. No calling hours. Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Oswego, has arrangements. Contributions: Church of the Resurrection memorial fund, 120 W. Fifth St., Oswego 13126. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

Arthur C. Watkins Sr
Arthur C. Watkins Sr., 84, of Syracuse died Sunday. He was born in Syracuse. He was a former member of Teamsters Local 317. He was an Army veteran of World War II. A son, John, died in 1995. Survivors: His wife of 64 years, Erma M.; a daughter, Irene M. Mantaro of Eastwood; a son, Arthur C. Jr. of Syracuse; a sister, Carol Closs of Camden; two brothers, William G. of Florida and Covert D. of Williamsville; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren. Services and calling hours: None. Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements. 
[Published July 10, 2001]

John George Ostroski,
John George Ostroski, 85, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Sunday. Born in Syracuse, he graduated from Vocational High School. Among survivors: A sister, Jadwiga ''Hattie'' Jachimczuk of Syracuse. Woodfin Funeral Chapel, Murfreesboro, has arrangements.
[Published July 10, 2001]

Eleanor Day Trost
Eleanor Day Trost, 93, of Presbyterian Home, New Hartford, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday. She attended Vernon High School. She was a home aide at Maple Park Home, Vernon Center, for 23 years. She was an 80-year member of Vernon Center Presbyterian Church. Among survivors: A son, George of Canastota. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Vernon Center Presbyterian Church. Burial, Vernon Center Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. today at Malecki Funeral Home, 23 Front St., Vernon. Contributions: Vernon Center Presbyterian Church in care of Jean Langford, Vernon Center 13477.
[Published July 10, 2001]

James Black
James Black, 64, of 1207 Almond St., Syracuse, died Sunday. He was born in New York City. He worked for Syracuse Uni versity 35 years. He attended Jesus Christ Soul Out Reach Church. His wife, Barbara, died in 1993. Survivors: Two daughters, Sherrell Jones of Korea and Germesia O. Grady of Syracuse; three sons, Tony A. Robinson of Nedrow and Rickey D. Robinson and George Bartlett, both of Syracuse; 10 grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Garland Bros. Funeral Home. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 143 W. Castle St., Syracuse. 
[Published July 11, 2001]

Mary Hoysak
Mary Wlodarski Hoysak, 92, of 407 Nelson Ave., East Syracuse, died Friday. Born in Syracuse, she was a member of St. Matthew's Church in East Syracuse. She retired as a seamstress for Learbury's in Syracuse. Her husband, Felix, and a daughter, Rosemary Goering, both died previously. Survivors: A daughter, Phyllis Lewis of Brant Lake; four sisters, Celia Salbert and Agnes Kruczek, both of Syracuse, Bertha Mahanny of North Syracuse and Jen Kowalski of South Bend, Ind.; a brother, Edward Wlodarski of Clay; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday in St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church. Burial is private. No calling hours. Barton-McDermott Funeral Home, Chestertown, has arrangements. Contributions: High Peaks Hospice of Warren County, 286 Glen St., Glens Falls 12801. 
[Published July 11, 2001]

Harriet F. Lynch
Harriet Fraser ''Hattie'' Lynch, 78, of 2819 Rose Hill Road, Marietta, died Monday. Born in Lakeville Plantation, Maine, she lived in Rose Hill 33 years. She worked at the Marcellus Central School District. She was a volunteer with Onondaga County Cooperative Extension and a foster parent with Onondaga Social Services for 12 years. She was an original member of the Thumbstall Quilt Guild. Survivors: Her husband of 58 years, N. John; three daughters, Susan Gutman of Delmar, Mary Tanner of Marcellus and Kate Pacelli of Auburn; five sons, John F. ''Jack'' of Downingtown, Pa., twins Robert and Thomas of Syracuse, Michael of Conyers, Ga., and William of Marietta; 12 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Norris Funeral Home. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 33 North St., Marcellus. Contributions: Hospice of Central New York, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool 13088. 
[Published July 11, 2001]

Valerie A. Morgan
Valerie Ann Morgan, 46, of 4340 S. Salina St., Syracuse, died Saturday. Born in Ithaca, she graduated from Central Technical High School. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. She had worked as a nurse's aide at Van Duyn Home & Hospital and had worked at General Super Plating. Survivors: A daughter, Kenesha Vick of Syracuse; two sons, Michael Morgan and Keenan Vick, both of Syracuse; six sisters, Nancy Reed, Deborah Johnson, Donna Pace, Rhonda Kearse and Mary Jo Sanders, all of Syracuse, and Toni Malone of Ithaca; two brothers, Rickey C. Johnson of White Plains and Henry Kearse Jr. of Syracuse; five grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday in Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Burial, Onondaga Valley Cemetery. Calling hours, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the church. Garland Bros. Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements.
[Published July 11, 2001]

Christopher A. Oliver
Christopher A. Oliver, 24, of 7234 Route 20, Madison, died Sunday of a heart attack. Born in Oneida, he graduated from Madison Central School and Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He was a freelance artist and helped with his family's business, Quacks Diner in Madison. Survivors: His parents, Ronald and Joan Oliver of Madison; three sisters, Michelle Bruno of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dawn Tarquinio of Steubenville, Ohio, and Kristy Oliver of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Chad of Madison; his maternal grandmother, Thelma Healing of Brunswick, Maine. Services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hamilton. Calling hours, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 3592 South St., Madison. Contributions: Madison Fire Department Ambulance, Madison 13402. 
[Published July 11, 2001]

Henry J. Thurn
Henry J. Thurn, 77, of North Syracuse died Monday. Born in Fredonia, he graduated from St. Mary's Academy and Buffalo State Teachers College. He taught industrial arts and driver training in the Letchworth school district. He retired in 1983 from the Civil Service Commission and had worked as a federal investigator and a personnel staffing specialist. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, having served as a pilot in the 442nd troop carrier wing. He received an Air Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster and a Bronze Arrowhead. In January 1946, he was given a special mission to fly the priceless treasures of the Holy Roman Empire from Nuremberg to Vienna. Survivors: His wife of 53 years, the former Marion E. Stone; four daughters, Anne Ashwell of Bethesda, Md., Martha Kline of Liverpool, Mary Thurn of Ithaca and Karen Karker of Cazenovia; four sons, David of Princeton, N.J., John of Cicero, Daniel of Niskayuna and James of Buffalo; three sisters, Margaret Persch and Julia Keller, both of Dunkirk, and Mildred Kolodziej of Fredonia; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Maurer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fredonia. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. Contributions: American Heart Association, Box 3049, Syracuse 13220-3049. 
[Published July 11, 2001]

Pasqualena G. Bedient
Pasqualena Gelsi Bedient of Northbrook Heights, Auburn, died Friday. Born in Auburn, she graduated from Central High School. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Jack, died in 1978. Survivors: Two brothers, Anthony W. Gelsi of Auburn and James P. Gelsi Jr. of Fleming. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at Langham Funeral Home, 75 E. Genesee St., Auburn, and 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Auburn. Burial, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fleming. No calling hours. Contributions: St. Mary's Building Fund, 15 Clark St., Auburn. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Mary G. Cretarola
Mary Grace Lombardo Cretarola, 95, formerly of South Midler Avenue, Syracuse, died Friday at Birchwood Health Care Center, Liverpool. She was born in Syracuse. She was a seamstress at Learbury Clothes for more than 20 years. She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church and a member of the Legion of Mary and St. Ann's Circle. Her husband, Albert, died in 1982. Survivors: A daughter, Angeline J. Burke of North Syracuse; a son, Ralph of Ilion; a sister, Sue Speach of Syracuse; two brothers, Salvatore Lombardo and Cosmo Lombardo, both of Syracuse; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home, 3111 James St., Syracuse, and 9 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial, Assumption Cemetery. No calling hours. Contributions: Blessed Sacrament School, 3127 James St., Syracuse 13206. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Thomas J. Dann
Thomas J. Dann, 66, of Fulton died Saturday. He was born in Fulton. He retired in 1997 after 26 years as a laboratory technician with the City of Fulton Water Pollution Control Center and also was a free-lance artist. He previously owned a sign business in Fulton and worked 17 years at Barlow Johnson Advertising Agency, Syracuse. He was a member of CSEA/AFSCME Local 838, Fulton, where he was former treasurer and union steward. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: His wife, the former Ann Marie Spataro; his mother, Alice Breen Dann of Fulton; a sister, Mary Jane Dann of Fulton; two brothers, Francis of Mexico and William of Florida. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fulton. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Margaret H. Hilliard
Margaret Heiby Hilliard, 81, of 4845 Coventry Road, Onondaga, died Thursday. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she was a 1941 graduate of Oberlin College. She was a first-grade teacher in Hillsboro, Ohio, and a musician. Survivors: Her husband of 55 years, Robert L.; two sons, James A. of Lancaster, Pa., and John R. of Midland, Mich.; four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fairmount Community Church. Burial, private. No calling hours. B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, Camillus, has arrangements. Contributions: Fairmount Community Church, 4801 W. Genesee St., Syracuse 13219. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Frank W. Hopkins
Frank W. Hopkins, 83, of County House Road, Sennett, died Thursday at Cayuga County Nursing Home. He was born in Bristol. He was a machinist at Alco, Auburn. He was a former Sunday school teacher and deacon at Second Baptist Church, Auburn. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: His wife of 55 years, the former Mildred Ray; two daughters, Suzanne Searing of Auburn and Kathryn Filkins of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday in Second Baptist Church. Burial, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron. Calling hours, noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. Audioun Funeral Home, Port Byron, has arrangements. Contributions: Second Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 1 N. Herman Ave., Auburn. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Mary J. Lancette
Mary J. Isbell Lancette, 77, of 220 Forest Ave., Syracuse, died Friday. She was born in Binghamton. A son, Dennis J., died in 1994. Survivors: Two daughters, Eileen Sullivan of Pennellville and Sheila Lancette of Syracuse; two sisters, Mable Paul of Syracuse and Clara Lawson of Buffalo; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home. Burial, Onondaga Valley Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 4612 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Contributions: St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Center, 813 Fay Road, Syracuse 13219. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Frances L. Lee
Frances L. Meyers Lee, 92, of 306 Lansdowne Road, DeWitt, died Friday. Born in Syracuse, she graduated from Nottingham High School and Central City Business Institute. She owned Lee's Restaurant on Westcott Street. Her first husband, Howard Evans, died in 1960; her second husband, Kenneth Lee, died in 1979. Survivors: A daughter, Beverly Fix of DeWitt; a son, Richard Evans of Syracuse; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services: Private. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery. No calling hours. Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements. Contributions: DeWitt Fire Department, 4500 E. Genesee St., DeWitt 13214. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Richard I. Matteson
Richard I. Matteson, 35, of 4907 Grolier Road, Apt. 2, Onondaga, died Tuesday. Born in Syracuse, he was a life resident of the Syracuse area and a 1984 graduate of Onondaga Central School. He worked at Carrier Corp. and Warrior Custom Golf. Survivors: His mother, Alice G. Matteson of Syracuse; his father, Monford D. Matteson of Fort White, Fla.; two brothers, Maurice J. and Paul D., both of Syracuse. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Funeral Home. Burial, South Onondaga Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 44 E. Main St., Marcellus. Contributions: American Diabetes Association, CNY Region, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse 13206. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Ilias Papazides
Ilias Papazides, 60, of 508 Yale Ave., Syracuse, died Thursday. He was born in Vathelakos, Greece. He was a steelworker at Roth Steel and also worked at Solvay Bakery. He was a member of St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors: His wife of 37 years, the former Anastasia Nestrus; a daughter, Joy Papazides of Buffalo; a son, Stavros of Syracuse; two sisters, Kivalie and Anastasia, both of Greece; a brother, John of Camillus. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

John D. Patterson
John D. Patterson, 75, of 8 Homeland Road, North Syracuse, died Saturday. He was born in Tiffin, Ohio. He retired in 1985 after 35 years at General Electric Co. He was a member of the General Electric Quarter Century Club, a life member of Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 77, Tiffin, and past exalter ruler of Elks Lodge 2454. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: His wife, the former Margaret Schauder; three daughters, Ruth Shirley of Baldwinsville, and Kathleen Fuller and Eileen Snook, both of LaGrangeville; a son, J. Michael of North Syracuse; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sears-Middleton-Jones Funeral Home. Burial, Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 209 N. Main St., North Syracuse. Contributions: American Lung Association. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Sharon M. Prunoske
Sharon M. Haberek Prunoske, 41, of Route 49, Constantia, died Friday. Born in Syracuse, she lived most of her life in Constantia. She graduated from Paul V. Moore High School, Central Square. She worked five years at Oswego Industries, Fulton, and previously worked for Consolidated Industries and as a secretary at Carrier Corp. Survivors: Her parents, Paul and Joan Haberek of Constantia; two sisters, Mary Ferrara of Mattydale and Carolyn Blanco-Losada of Springfield, Va.; two brothers, Walter Haberek of Constantia and Paul Haberek II of North Syracuse; her paternal grandmother, Caroline Haberek of Syracuse. Services: 11 a.m. Monday in St. Bernadette's Church. No calling hours. Watson Funeral Home, Central Square, has arrangements. Contributions: Oswego Industries, 7 Morrill Place, Fulton 13069. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Patricia J. Raner
Patricia J. Sloan Raner, 55, of 37 N. Fulton St., Auburn, died Friday. Born in Auburn, she graduated from Central High School. She was a clerk at Big Apple Convenience Store, Auburn. Her husband, Gary, died in 1966. Survivors: A daughter, Crystal Raner of Norfolk, Va.; a son, Randy of St. Albans, Vt.; her stepfather, Harold Kent of Auburn; two sisters, Ellen Wilke of Diamond City, Ark., and Shirley Bobbett of Auburn; a stepsister, Grace Richardson of Buffalo; three brothers, John Sloan Jr. of Harrison, Ark., James Sloan of Jasper, Ark., and Thomas Sloan of Grove, Okla.; a stepbrother, David Kent of Hartford, Conn. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Farrell's Funeral Service. Burial, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fleming. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 84 South St., Auburn. Contributions: Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn 13021. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Carol Ann Roock
Carol Ann Grant Roock, 73, of Salina died Friday. Born in Syracuse, she graduated from St. Anthony's High School and was a 1950 graduate of Syracuse University College of Human Development. She was a social worker at various local agencies and retired in 1991 from the Jewish Home of Central New York. She was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Liverpool, and a member of the Colonial Rug Hooking Guild. Survivors: Her husband of 46 years, Richard R.; four daughters, Mary Kay Ward of Marietta, Diane Roock of Fayetteville, Sheila Roock of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jennifer Roock of Bridgeport; two sons, Daniel of Ithaca and Edward of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Janet Leeb of Syracuse; four grandchildren. Services: 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Maurer Funeral Home and 9:30 in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial, Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. Contributions: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 401 N. Salina St., Syracuse 13203. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Theresa A. Scanlon
Theresa Ann Scanlon, 40, of Camillus died Saturday. Born in Syracuse, she was a 1979 graduate of West Genesee High School and a 2001 graduate of the University of Phoenix. She also attended Onondaga Community College. She retired this year as a weapons control systems specialist at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, after 20 years with the Air Force. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church, Fairmount. Survivors: A son, Paul H. Scanlon of Aurora, Colo.; five sisters, Karen Burchell, Barbara Saunders and Patricia Scanlon, all of Camillus, Kathleen VanWie of Fayetteville and Maureen Davis of Hunt; her parents, Francis J. and Sheila F. Mulvihill Scanlon of Camillus; a brother, Edward Scanlon of Kiowa, Colo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Contributions: American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., Box 7, East Syracuse 13057. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Charlotte Stemmler
Charlotte Poplawski Stemmler, 83, of Syracuse died Wednesday. She was born in Syracuse. She worked at Killian Manufacturing Corp. Her husband, Robert E., died in 1997. Survivor: A sister, Hedwig Poplawski of Syracuse. Services: 8:15 a.m. Monday at Farone & Son Funeral Home, 1500 Park St., Syracuse, and 9 a.m. in St. Daniel's Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse. No calling hours. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Albert C. Theel
Albert C. Theel, 72, of Carpenter Road, Sheds, died Friday. He was born in West New York, N.J. He was a foreman with U.S. Gypsum, Stony Point, and manager of Masonic Lanes Bowling Alley, DeRuyter, retiring in 1989. He was a member of DeRuyter Masonic Lodge 692, Scottish Rite in Cortland and American Legion Post 139, Milford, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors: His wife, the former Elizabeth Rock; four daughters, Joanne Amundson of St. Johnsbury, Vt., Elizabeth Haskins and Ruthanne Stone, both of Sheds, and June Theel of Milford, Pa.; five sons, Philip Bluschke of Daytona Beach, Fla., Albert Bluschke, Mitchell Theel and Peter Bluschke, all of Coxsackie, and Michael Theel of Edmond, Okla.; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Smith Funeral Home. Burial, Sheds Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 42 Albany St., DeRuyter. Contributions: American Cancer Society, Madison County Unit, 6725 Lyons St., Box 7, East Syracuse 13057. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Andrew J. Williams
Andrew James Williams, 92, of Seaford, Va., formerly of 1514 Park St., Syracuse, died Thursday. Born in Syracuse, he lived at 1514 Park St. 56 years. He grew and sold produce in Syracuse for many years and later operated a Rexair Rainbow cleaner business. He was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church, Seaford, and a former communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Syracuse. His wife of 72 years, Bernice S., died in 2000. Survivors: A son, Andrew A. of Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Mary Rose Wright of Bernhards Bay, Carolyn Turner of Anchorage, Alaska, and Ann Dinning of Seaford; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. No calling hours. Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va., has arrangements. 
[Published July 15, 2001]

Sharon L. Bailer
Sharon L. Olds Bailer, 59, of 847 N. Lamont Circle, Cortland, died Tuesday. She was born in Cortland. She did custodial care for State University College at Cortland. She was a member and trustee of the First United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Cortland County Dairy Board and the Virgil School PTA. Survivors: Her husband of 15 years, Ronald; two daughters, Debora Howe and Lisa Marie Drach, both of Cortland; two sons, Thomas Kohne of Grand Island and Michael Kohne of LaFayette; a stepdaughter, Lynn LaFrance of Syracuse; two stepsons, Jay Bailer of Syracuse and Thomas Bailer of Fulton; her father, Leon Olds of Freeville; a sister, Donna Dodge of Marathon; a brother, Leon Olds of South Carolina; 10 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Contributions: Hospice Foundation of Cortland County, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland 13045. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

Helen D. Brown
Helen Donegan Brown, 88, of Syracuse died Tuesday. She was born in Syracuse. She was a legal secretary for various law firms including Hancock, Dorr, Ryan & Shore. She was a communicant of St. Michael's Church and a member of the Syracuse Turners Club, the Polish Home and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Robert Edwards Post. Her husband, Francis L., died in 1980; a son, Ronald, died in 1971; a son, Donald F., died in 1998. Survivors: A son, Thomas J. of Pulaski; five sisters, Arlene Sutor, Sarah E. ''Betty'' Moss, MaryJane Kraushaar and Norma V. Thater, all of Syracuse, and Jeanne E. Sweeting of Tully; a brother, Bernard N. Donegan of Syracuse; eight grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Tindall Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Burial, Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Pompey. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 1921 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

Mildred W. Cunningham
Mildred Ward Cunningham, 99, of Dallas, Texas, died July 4. Born in Fenner, she had lived in Oneida and Canastota and lived in Rome from 1979 to 1994 before moving to Texas. She attended Fenner schools and Cazenovia Seminary. She was a homemaker and caretaker. Her husband of 43 years, Leslie G., died in 1963. Survivors: Two daughters, Wanda Herrick and Shirley Cunningham, both of Dallas; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, 201 James St., Canastota. Burial, Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida. No calling hours. Contributions: Odyssey Healthcare, 13800 Montfort Drive, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75240. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

Lilly M. Davis
Lilly Mae ''Lil'' Davis, 68, of 116 E. Castle St., Syracuse, died Monday at Vivian Teal Howard Residential Health Care Facility. Born in Georgia, she attended Georgia public schools. She was a former nurse's aide at Community General Hospital. She was a former member of Second Olivet Missionary Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors: Two daughters, Joanne Allen of Georgia and Janice Jenkins of Syracuse; a son, Rufus L. Banks III of Syracuse; 12 grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Garland Bros. Funeral Home. Calling hours, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 143 W. Castle St., Syracuse. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

Mary DeMartino
Mary DeMartino, 86, formerly of DeWitt, died Tuesday at The Nottingham in Jamesville. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she moved to the Syracuse area in 1952. She was a member of Holy Cross Church. Her husband, Leonard, died in 1997; her son, Gerald, died in 1995. Survivors: Two grandchildren, Carin DeMartino and Michael DeMartino, both of Irvine, Calif. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel and 9:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 3690 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Contributions: Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee St., DeWitt 13214. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

John T. Dunham
John Thomas ''Bucky'' Dunham, 51, of 127 Spring St., Syracuse, died Monday. He was born in Syracuse. He was a postal worker for seven years and a self-employed photographer. He was base photographer for Hancock Air Force Base before it closed. He had served as a board member for the Pop Warner Football Eastwood Bears. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, having served as combat photographer. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Association and received two Purple Hearts. Survivors: Two daughters, Jennifer Dunham-Rolfe and Jessica Dunham, both of Syracuse; a son, Christopher of Syracuse; two sisters, Carol Sawyer of Baldwinsville and Edith Pisik of Elton, La.; one grandson. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Church, 501 Park St., Syracuse. Burial, Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. No calling hours. Fairchild & Meech Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

Earl R. Ingerson Sr
Earl Robert Ingerson Sr., 67, of 1765 Route 11, Hastings, died Tuesday. Born in Jamesville, he was a sergeant in the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1956. He was a self-employed painter from 1965 to 1968. He was painter for Local 31 Syracuse. A son, Earl Jr., died in 1991. Survivors: His wife, the former Geraldine Weaver; three sons, Dannie Green of West Monroe, Dennis Green of Hastings and Darren Green of Roswell, Ga.; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Pleasant Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 2983 W. Main St., Parish. Contributions: Oswego County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego 13126. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

Sarah M. Peacher
Sarah Moore Peacher, 80, of Greenville, N.C., died Saturday. Born in Ayden, N.C., she was a graduate of Kings Daughters School of Nursing in Virginia. She lived in the Fayetteville-Manlius area from 1945 to 1983. She was a member of First Christian Church in Greenville and a former member of DeWitt Community Church. She was a homemaker and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: Four daughters, Lynne Goetting of Chester Springs, Pa., Gayle Bartlett of Woodridge, Ill., Sarah Yafchak of Manlius and Alison Coon of Highland Village, Texas; two brothers, Jesse Carr Moore of Boone, N.C., and Troy Moore of Kinston, N.C.; her former husband, Dr. William G. Peacher of Riverside, Calif.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services: Today in North Carolina. James J. Terry Funeral Home, Downingtown, Pa., has arrangements. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

Julia Rafka
Julia Podolak Rafka, 85, of Syracuse died Wednesday. Born in Syracuse, she graduated from Transfiguration School in Syracuse. She had worked at Syracuse China and General Electric Co. She was a communicant of Transfiguration Church and a member of its Altar & Rosary Society and Christian Mother's Club. She was active in Girl Scouts and was a member of Orchard Lake Woman's Auxiliary. Her husband, Robert, died in 1997; her daughter, Kathleen, died in 1986. Survivors: Two sisters, Eleanor Matkowski of Brewerton and Irene Orzel of North Syracuse; a grandson. Services: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Giminski-Wysocki Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. in Transfiguration Church. Burial, Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 1320 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

Charles H. Sanford Jr
Charles Hamilton Sanford Jr., 94, of Southport, Conn., died July 12. Born in Syracuse, he graduated from Phillips Academy and Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School. He was assistant vice president of the Syracuse Trust Co., vice president of Merchants National Bank and Trust Co., and personnel manager and labor relations director for Church & Dwight Co . He retired in 1973 as vice president and trust officer of City Trust Co. in Bridgeport. He served as president of the Yale Club of Central New York and was a member of Yale Alumni Board. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe as a major. He received the Bronze Star with two battle stars. Survivors: Two sons, Samuel C. of Manlius and Charles H. ''Tim'' III of Greenwood Village, Colo.; two daughters, Polly Sosnowski of Wadmalaw Island, S.C., and Sally Sanford of Concord, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Suzette Spitzer King of Tucson, Ariz.; a stepson, Horton Spitzer of Jackson, Wyo.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: Aug. 9 in Fairfield, Conn. MacRae-Tunnicliffe Funeral Home, Concord, Conn., has arrangements. Contributions: Anthony Trust Association, Box 205471, New Haven, Conn. 06520. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

Jamie L. Seamans
Jamie L. Seamans, 19, of 17 Ripley Hill, Homer, died Tuesday after a motor vehicle accident in Spafford. Born in Syracuse, she graduated from Homer High School in 2000 and lived in the Homer area all her life. She had worked at Tops Market in Cortland. Survivors: Her parents, Richard and June Orme Seamans of Homer; her paternal grandmother, Carol Baker of Cleveland, Ohio; her maternal grandmother, Rumiko Foote of New Jersey; her maternal grandfather, James Orme of Florida. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Donald L. Barber Funeral Home. Burial, Scott Union Cemetery. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Contributions: American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Research, 57 Front St., Binghamton 13905. 
[Published July 19, 2001]

David L. Stage
David L. Stage, 74, of Wilmington, Del., and Three Mile Bay, died Monday. Born in Albany, he lived in Liverpool 25 years. He graduated from Albany High School. He was a tanker truck driver for the former Esso in Syracuse. He was a founder and longtime member of the Clay Towne Players community theater group during the 1960s and '70s. He was a former member of Liverpool United Methodist Church. He was a Navy veteran. His first wife, the former Sally Feldman, died in 1998. Survivors: His wife, the former Dianne Kefelian; two sons, Clifford P. of Cicero and Jeffrey A. of Liverpool; four sisters, Nancy Keyser of Rensselaer, Carol Hoen of Laurel, Md., Martha Myers of Schenectady and Alice Zebrowski of Albany; three grandchildren. Memorial services: To be announced. TLC Funeral Home, Watertown, has arrangements. Contributions: Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse 13208. 
[Published July 19, 2001]


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