Our Obituaries

Sue W. Reichenberg

August 23, 1939 - November 4, 2013

Sue W. (Morey) Reichenberg, 74, a lifelong Holland Patent resident, passed away on November 4, 2013 at home with her family by her side, following a courageous 20+ year battle with Breast Cancer. Sue was born in Utica on August 23, 1939, the only child of Ira and Lydia Smith Morey. On May 16, 1959, she married Carl Reichenberg, a loving marriage until his death in 1977. She attended Holland...
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Lucille D. White

January 14, 1921 - November 3, 2013

Lucille D. White, 92, of Oriskany, passed away November 3, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. She was born January 14, 1921 in Vernon, the daughter of Lynn and Jean Logan Dager. She was a graduate of Verona High School and Petradues Beauty Culture School in Oneida. Lucille married Charles E. White, Sr. in 1942 in St. Peter's Church, Oriskany. Mrs. White was a beautician for almost 50...
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Douglas E. Doremus

November 2, 1952 - November 2, 2013

Douglas E. Doremus was called home on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare with his family by his side. Doug was one of 15 children born to Eugene and Ida Doremus on November 2, 1952. He was raised on the family farm in Cedarville, NY and educated at the West Winfield School System. Doug enlisted in the Army in 1968. In 1970, he married Kathy Kiley and the couple moved...
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Jeannette G. Hoffman

October 22, 1918 - November 2, 2013

Jeannette G. Hoffman Holland Patent Jeanette G. Hoffman 95, of Holland Patent passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Mark and Linda's in Holland Patent. She was born on October 22, 1918 the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Laska) Kocaj. On January 15, 1938 she was united in marriage to Harold A Hoffman. Jeannette was employed...
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Frank C. Ritz, Jr.

August 7, 1921 - November 1, 2013

Frank C. Ritz, Jr., 92, of Old Forge, died November 1, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica. He was born August 7, 1921, in Old Forge, a son of the late Frank, Sr. and Jessie (Hutchin) Ritz. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked as a mechanic for NYS DOT. Frank was a member of Covey-Pashley American Legion Post 893, and was a lifelong member of the Town of Webb Fire...
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Elizabeth I. Hubbell

May 29, 1921 - November 1, 2013

Mrs. Elizabeth I. Hubbell New Hartford Mrs. Elizabeth I. Hubbell 92, of New Hartford passed away peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford. She was born on May 29, 1921 in Utica a daughter of the late Alfred and Alice Ireland. She was a 1939 graduate of Proctor High School and Memorial Hospital Nursing School where she received her degree as a Registered...
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Roger James Austin

October 30, 2013

Roger James Austin, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at St. Luke's Home in New Hartford, NY following a brief illness. He is predeceased by his father and mother, James and Dorothy (McIntyre) and sister Delores J. Allbright. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Nancy (Brown) Austin; daughters Judith Austin-Hubsch (Michael) and Barbara Peck (Perry); sons...
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Mary K. Henault

July 17, 1925 - October 27, 2013

Mary K. Henault New Hartford Mary K. Henault 88, of New Hartford passed away peacefully on Sunday October 27, 2013 at Valley Health Services in Herkimer. She was born on July 17, 1925 in Vermont a daughter of the late John and Mamie (Sargent) Salter. She was a 1943 graduate of New Hartford High School and a 1945 graduate of Green Mountain Junior College in Vermont. Mary was a bookkeeper for...
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Timothy K. Lasher

April 8, 1951 - October 26, 2013

Timothy (Baggs) K. Lasher, 62, passed away on October 26, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born the son of Kenneth and Lorraine Cline Lasher and was a graduate of Oriskany High School. Baggs was a chef at Trinkaus Manor and the White Lake Inn, and was a salesman for Colony Liquor Co. He is survived by four sisters and brothers-in-law, Jackie and Edward White, Kelly and Benny Rotundo, Pamela...
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Robert John Hausle

April 23, 1957 - October 23, 2013

Robert John Hausle went to be with the lord on October 23, 2013 in Tulum, Mexio with his loving family by his side. Robert was born in Buffalo, NY to Mr. William (Bill) (deceased) and Mary Yetta Hausle. He graduated from St Josephs Collegiate Institute in 1975 and Rochester Institute of Technology in 1979. He married the love of his life, Kathleen Marie Wray on October 10, 1981; they recently...
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Day Day

November 6, 1962 - October 23, 2013

Day Day, 50, of Utica, passed away October 23, 2013, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. He was born November 6, 1962, in Burma, the son of Shwe Aung and Yu Paw. Day Day and his family arrived in the United States in 2007. His wife, Paw Laymyunt, cared for her husband throughout his illness with love, compassion, and tenderness. Their six children; Paw Htoo, Hero Day, Paw Day, Amy Day, Mandy Day,...
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Alice S. Hughes

February 11, 1927 - October 22, 2013

Alice W. Hughes (Weller) returned to her lord Tuesday Oct 22 2013. Alice had been a patient at Samaritan Medical Center (Watertown) for several weeks. Prior to her illness, Alice had lived at the Farrar Home in Malone, NY. Alice was born in Little Falls NY on Feb 11 1927, the daughter of the late Grant L. Weller and Alicia M. Clark. Alice lived most of her life in Utica NY, attending local...
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Eleanor June Pritchard

June 10, 1930 - October 22, 2013

Eleanor June Pritchard West Winfield Eleanor June Pritchard 83, of West Winfield passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at St. Luke's Home surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on June 10, 1930 in Sprakers, NY the daughter of the late Henry and Leah (Luck) Gessinger. She was a graduate of Albany State College and received her Masters Degree in Education from Syracuse...
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Robert C. Saunders

October 21, 1943 - October 19, 2013

Robert C. Saunders, 69, of Whitesboro, passed away October 19, 2013 at home, with his family at his side. He was born October 21, 1943 in Oneida, NY, the son of the late Donald and Catherine Cochran Saunders. His mother passed away when Bob was very young, he was raised by his father's second wife, Mary Rose, whom he loved dearly. Robert received his education in Utica Schools, attending Utica...
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Janice Eileen Madden Hunt

February 20, 1925 - October 19, 2013

Janice Madden Hunt passed away on October 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV at the home of her daughter, Virginia L. Hunt. Janice resided in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC for the past 24 years. She lived in New Hartford, NY prior to moving to North Carolina in 1989. Janice was born on February 20, 1925 in Syracuse, NY to Genevieve and Eugene Madden. She was the fourth of their seven children....
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Inez M. Truman

May 18, 1934 - October 18, 2013

Maryland, NY – Inez M. Truman, 79, of Maryland, NY, and formerly of Cooperstown passed away peacefully October 18, 2013 at A. O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta. She was born May 18, 1934, in Ilion, NY, a daughter of Orval and Merle (Graves) Truman. Inez worked for 42 years as a dietitian at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. Her church and family were very important to her...
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James J. Domser

April 30, 1938 - October 16, 2013

James J. Domser 75, of Utica, passed away Wednesday October 16, 2013, at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare. He was born on April 30, 1938, in Utica, the son of Ambrose and Bertha (Jerome) Domser. James was educated in Utica schools and was employed with Utica Transit for 42 years until his retirement in 2000. On April 25, 1971 he married Gloria (Burton) Doty. Gloria passed away on September 5, 1997....
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Judith F. Sparks Excell

November 24, 1940 - October 16, 2013

Judith F. Sparks Excell Utica Judith F. Sparks Excell 72, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Faxton St. Luke's Health Care in New Hartford surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on November 27, 1940 in Lafollette, Tennessee a daughter of the late Leonard and Juanita Miller. She was raised in Louisville, KY where she attended local schools. She was...
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Willliam A. Martin

March 11, 1918 - October 15, 2013

William A. Martin, 95, of New Hartford, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2013. Born in Little Falls on March 11, 1918, he was the son of Myrtle (Owens) and William Martin. He was married to Dorothy Merritt who died in 1969. He later married Millicent Fischer who died in 2007. He served his country honorably in the US Army in SE Asia during WWII. Bill worked for the former Rome Tobacco...
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Ronald H. Hovey, Sr.

October 21, 1934 - October 15, 2013

Ronald H. Hovey Sr., also known as Dad, Big H., Poppy, and Gramp, joined his departed loved ones and passed into the hands of our Lord on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loved ones, just six days shy of his 79th birthday. Dad's life was a gift to all who knew him, and he lived it fully. Ron was born on October 21, 1934 in the old Memorial Hospital in...
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Dominic Joseph LaZore

September 15, 2013 - October 14, 2013

Baby Dominic Joseph LaZore, infant son of Zachary LaZore and Kassie Misiaszek, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013, at Faxton St. Luke's Hospital with his loving parents and family by his side. He was born on September 15, 2013. Dominic was a very happy baby who was always smiling, and when asleep, he loved to have his arms raised in the air. Although his life was so short, he was the...
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Danny Thomas Williams

December 27, 1961 - October 11, 2013

Danny Thomas Williams Whitesboro Danny Thomas Williams 51, of Whitesboro passed away peacefully on Friday, October 11, 2013 at his home surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on December 27, 1961 in New Hartford a son of the late Harold and Genevieve (Corio) Williams. He was a 1981 graduate of Whitesboro High School and a graduated from MVCC. On April 2, 1994 in Westmoreland he was...
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Kim Savett Kershaw

October 18, 1952 - October 10, 2013

Kim Savett Kershaw passed away on October 10, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kim was born on October 18, 1952 at Faxton Hospital in Utica, NY. Her education began at New Hartford schools where she cultivated an early love of art that was nurtured through additional classes at Munson Williams Proctor Museum art school. As a child she spent her summers at camp ALS AKH KAN on...
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Sandra Mae Zalewski

August 4, 1942 - October 10, 2013

Sandra Mae Zalewski Whitesboro Sandra Mae Zalewski 71, of Whitesboro passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. She was born on August 4, 1942 in Rome a daughter of the late Willard and Madeline (Gross) Bingham. She was a graduate of Holland Patent High School. In November of 1965 she was united in marriage to Stanley M. Zalewski a blessed...
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John E. Fadrowski

November 20, 1934 - October 4, 2013

John E. Fadrowski, 78, of Whitesboro, passed away October 4, 2013, at home with his family at his side. He was born November 20, 1934, in Mount Carmel, PA, the son of John B. and Esoline Borga Fadrowski. John was a United States Air Force veteran, having served from 1952-1956, with the 1110th Air Support Group, HEDCOM. Mr. Fadrowski earned his BS, Electrical Engineering, from The Pennsylvania...
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Sophia M. Keyes

March 17, 2009 - October 2, 2013

Sophia Marcelle Keyes, age 4 of Vernon NY, passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2013 at Upstate Hospital in Syracuse NY. Sophia was born on March 17, 2009 in Hamilton NY, precious daughter of Barbara and Justin Keyes. Sophia was a Pre-Kindergarten student at Wettel Elementary School in Vernon. Sophia loved to swim, read, draw, sing and dance. She enjoyed playing outside, riding her bike and...
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Paul A. Brown

October 1, 2013

Paul A. Brown, 96, of Leonardsville, NY, beloved father, grandfather, uncle, and friend passed away on October 1st , 2013 after a brief illness. Paul was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and a member of Johnson-Rogers American Legion Post 1492 in Brookfield, NY. He worked as a New York State Environmental Conservation Officer for over 30 years. Paul Brown was predeceased...
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Katharine Howard Kernan

December 16, 1916 - October 1, 2013

Katharine Howard Kernan, 96, of Utica, died October 1, 2013 at her home. She was born December 16, 1916 in Utica a daughter of the late David S. and Gertrude Howard. She was educated at the Utica Country Day School, the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry and graduated from Vassar College. She married William Kernan on April 26, 1941. He died in May of 1994. Mrs. Kernan was instrumental in...
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Joan C. Backus

April 21, 1928 - October 1, 2013

Joan C. Backus, 85, of Grant, NY, died on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center. She was born on April 21, 1928, in Woodhaven, NY, a daughter of the late George and Helen Quinn Frick. She married Donald G. Backus in 1949, in Brooklyn and he died on August 7, 2001. She is survived by her children, Susan Lynn Backus of Queens and David R. Backus and his wife, Linda of...
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Marie Gorsline Loomis

September 30, 2013

Marie G. Loomis, 92, of Millers Mills, died peacefully Monday, September 30, 2013 in the comfort and dignity of Sitrin Health Care in New Hartford, N.Y. She was born June 30, 1921 in Millers Mills, only child of William D. Gorsline, Jr. and Mamie Miller. She was a student in the Millers Mills one-room school, graduated from West Winfield High School in 1938 and attended the Utica School of...
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David E. Fleishman

May 25, 2013 - September 30, 2013

David E. Fleishman Whitesboro: David E. Fleishman, 87, of Whitesboro, passed away September 30, 2013, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. He was born May 25, 1926 in Newark, NJ, the son of Samuel and Gertrude Kramer Fleishman. Mr. Fleishman proudly served in the US Army during World War II, in the European Theatre of Operations, and was awarded the Silver Star Medal for bravery under fire. He...
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Robert J. Feldman, Sr.

June 11, 1929 - September 28, 2013

Robert J. Feldman, Sr., 84, of Unadilla Forks, passed away September 28, 2013, at home with his family by his side. Mr. Feldman proudly served with the US Army during the Korean War. Robert married Phyllis Jean Montigny on November 4, 1951 in West Winfield. She died February 24, 2011. He was an avid dairy farmer for many years, worked at the Doeskin Paper Mill in Clayville, and worked for...
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Howard A. Townsend

February 18, 1916 - September 27, 2013

Howard A. Townsend Plant City, FL Howard A. Townsend, 97, of Plant City, FL, passed away September 27, 2013. He was born February 18, 1916, in Utica, NY, the son of Leo and Frances Hennessy Townsend. Howard was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army, having proudly served during World War II. Mr. Townsend began his career with New York Telephone as a lineman, and retired as an Engineer after many...
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Concetta DeBellis

February 6, 1945 - September 26, 2013

Concetta (Tina) DeBellis Marcy Concetta (Tina) DeBellis 68, of Marcy passed away peacefully on Thursday September 26, 2013 at her home surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on February 6, 1945 in Tocco Casauria, Italy a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Irma (DiPiero) D'Angelo. Tina was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Whitesboro. She was a...
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Connie Isgro

November 25, 1917 - September 21, 2013

My Mom, Connie Isgro, passed away in her sleep, September 21, 2013 at Magnolia in Sitrin Healthcare. She was 95. She had a good life and was a great Mom. You might remember her from Oneita, Neisner's, Columbus School or Proctor Cafeteria. She took the train to California in 1942 and married my Father, Joe. He passed away in 1990. She is the last of her Greco Siblings, but her step-sister...
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Rosemary Elsenbeck

October 10, 1932 - September 20, 2013

Rosemary Elsenbeck New Hartford Rosemary Elsenbeck, 80, of New Hartford died September 20, 2013 at Faxton­St.Luke's Healthcare, surrounded by love. She was born October 10, 1932 in Rome, daughter of the late Karl and Maria Bogner Wolf. She married Joseph F. Elsenbeck, Jr. April 11, 1953. He died October 25, 2001. Rosemary started her working career at Oneida National Bank and later worked...
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Shirley Gardner

November 1, 1928 - September 20, 2013

Shirley M. Gardner, beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, was called home to the Lord on Friday, September 20, 2013, following complications from a brief illness at Faxton-St. Lukes Hospital. She spent her final few days at the Presbyterian Home in Palliative Care. Shirley was born on November 1, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was raised and educated. She was an accomplished pianist and...
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William G. Rubitski

September 19, 2013

William (Jerry) G. Rubitski, 70, of New Hartford, died suddenly on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at his home. The funeral will be on Monday at 10:00 at St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. A complete obituary...
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Michael D. O'Shea

May 13, 1940 - September 17, 2013

Michael D. O'Shea Bridgewater Michael D. O'Shea 73, of Bridgewater passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Faxton St. Luke's Health Care surrounded by the love of his family. He is survived by his wife of 27 years Rosemarie O'Shea of Bridgewater, his children, Michael O' Shea Jr. of Bridgewater, Karen Tanoury of Utica, Betty Glogowski and her husband Pete of Herkimer, and Terri...
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Eileen Houghton Lloyd

May 8, 1923 - September 15, 2013

Eileen Houghton Lloyd, 90, of Utica, entered into her eternal rest on September 15, 2013. Eileen was born in Port Leyden, NY on May 8, 1923, the youngest daughter of James O. and Mary Howley Houghton. After graduating with high honors from Port Leyden schools, Eileen began a career as an Executive Assistant, working for IBM, White Plains, NY, until 1961. Eileen was recognized for activity in a...
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Marie A. Raymonda

July 25, 1928 - September 15, 2013

Marie "Toni" A. Raymonda Whitesboro Marie "Toni" A. Raymonda, 85, of Whitesboro passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on July 25, 1928 in Utica a daughter of the late Raymond and Juliette (Devisy) Countryman. She was a graduate of Utica Catholic Academy. In 1956 at Historic Old St. John's...
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Mark S. Resto

September 21, 1918 - September 14, 2013

Mark S. Resto, 94, of Whitesboro, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Presbyterian Home with his loving family by his side. Born on September 21, 1918 in Utica to the late Angelo and Saletta Pignatelli Resto, Mark attended school in Utica and later was part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), serving in Quoddy Village, Eastport Maine and Fayetteville...
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William L. Thomas

June 24, 1921 - September 13, 2013

William (Poppie) L. Thomas, 92, of New Hartford, died on Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Presbyterian Home. He was born on June 24, 1921, in Utica, a son of the late Louis and Jane Thomas. He attended UFA and served in the United States Navy during WWII. Bill married Ione Miller on January 17, 1942, in Grace Church, Utica. He worked for Drop Forge as a supervisor and later worked as a...
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Richard C. Countryman

May 26, 1925 - September 9, 2013

Richard C. Countryman Whitesboro Richard C. Countryman, 88, of Whitesboro passed away peacefully on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Faxton St. Luke's Health Care with family members by his side. He was born on May 26, 1925 in Syracuse, NY, a son of the late Benjamin and Grace (Yorkey) Countryman. He was a 1943 graduate of the Andrew Burr Blodgett Vocational High School. Following his military...
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Donald E. Blanchard

June 29, 1925 - September 9, 2013

Donald E. Blanchard, 88, passed away peacefully September 9, 2013 at Upstate Medical Center, with his family by his side, where his caregivers worked tirelessly. He was born June 29, 1925 in Manhattan, NY a son of Harold and Georgia Jacoby Blanchard. He received his education in New York City schools, and was a graduate of Saint Lawrence University. Donald served in the US Marine Corps,...
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John F. Green

September 27, 1932 - September 8, 2013

John F. Green New York Mills John Francis Green "Duke" 80, of New York Mills and formerly of Utica NY, peacefully passed surrounded by his loving family September 8, 2013 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He was born September 27, 1932 in Whitesboro, New York to Blanche Schmidt and John E. Green. He attended Utica schools and joined the US Navy in 1950. He proudly served during the Korean War on...
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Irena Polkowski

March 31, 1930 - September 7, 2013

Irena K. Polkowski Utica Irena K. Polkowski, 83, a resident of the Masonic Care Community died September 8, 2013. She was born March 31, 1930 in Poland daughter of the late John and Stefania Orszulak Morawiec. Irena worked as a nurse in Poland and came to the United States in September of 1964. She worked as a seamstress with Joseph & Feiss and as a nurse's aide. Irena was a member of Holy...
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George J. Dillon

April 23, 1923 - September 4, 2013

George J. Dillon, 90, of New Hartford, passed away suddenly on September 4, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. He was born April 23, 1923 in Utica, a son of Reynold and Clara Bailey Dillon. George was a graduate of Whitesboro High School. A World War II veteran, Mr. Dillon proudly served in the US Navy from 1940-1946. He married Ruth Elizabeth McSweeney on June 22, 1946 at St. Mary's...
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Sally A. Colburn

October 13, 1930 - September 1, 2013

Sally A. Colburn Whitesboro Sally A. Colburn 82, of Whitesboro passed away peacefully after a long illness on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at her home surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on October 13, 1930 in Canaan, NH a daughter of the late Leo and Thelma (Goss) McAllister. She was a graduate of St. John Parochial schools in Concord, NH. On August 19, 1950 at St. John's Church...
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Wilbur G. Wessing, Jr.

October 16, 1928 - September 1, 2013

Wilbur G Wessing Jr. Whitesboro Wilbur G. Wessing, 84, of Whitesboro entered peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, September 1, 2013, with his family by his side. He was born in Utica on October 16, 1928, the son of the late Wilbur G and Cecilia Wessing. He was educated in the Whitesboro School System graduating in the class of 1946. He was a US Army veteran, serving his country...
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Glenn D. Kessler

December 7, 1926 - August 29, 2013

Rev. Glenn D. Kessler, 86, of New Hartford died August 29, 2013 at the Siegenthaler Center. He was born December 7, 1926 in Utica, son of the late Vernon and Myrtle Moyer Kessler. He graduated from Whitesboro High School, Stetson University in Deland, Florida, and attended Southeastern Seminary at Wake Forest, North Carolina. He served in the Pacific Theater with the US Navy from 1944-46. Glenn...
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Richard C. Thomas

March 22, 1941 - August 26, 2013

Richard C. Thomas Marcy/ Tavares, FL Richard C. Thomas 72, of Marcy and Tavares, FL passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, August 26, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on March 22, 1941 in the Bronx, NY a son of the late Clifton and Veronica (Meserole) Thomas. Early in his life he served in the Army National Guard. On November 7, 1964 he was united in marriage...
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Matthew Paul Kantor, Jr.

August 28, 1987 - August 18, 2013

Matthew Paul Kantor Jr. West Winfield Matthew Paul Kantor Jr, 25, of West Winfield passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at his home. He was born on August 28, 1987 in Cooperstown, a son of Matthew P. Kantor Sr. and Shannon Manion. Matthew was a 2005 graduate of Mt. Markham High School. At one time, Matthew was employed with the Horned Dorset Restaurant and the Colgate Inn as a...
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Margaret M. Roman

August 20, 1931 - August 16, 2013

Margaret M. Roman New Hartford/Holland Patent Margaret M. Roman 81, of St Luke's Home in New Hartford and formerly of Holland Patent passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2013 at Faxton St. Luke's Health Care surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on August 20, 1931 in Port Lyden, NY a daughter of the late George and Elsie (Taylor) Hoffert. On August 23, 1952 at the...
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William Thayer

May 23, 1952 - August 15, 2013

William (Bill) Thayer, 61, passed away peacefully Thursday August 15, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. He was born in Rome on May 23, 1952, the son of the late Oliver Thayer and Mildred (Smith) Thayer-Ulmer. On November 28, 1970, he was united in marriage with Mary King, a blessed union of almost 43 years. He was employed by the Oriskany Central School District for 31 years. His...
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Ernest F. Paquette

May 27, 1923 - August 13, 2013

Ernest F. Paquette Schuyler Ernest F. Paquette 90, of Schuyler passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. He was born on May 27, 1923 in Raquette Lake, NY the son of the late Hector and Helen (Streeter) Paquette. On September 9, 1950 in Montrose, PA he was united in marriage to Arlene Thompson. A blessed union of almost 53 years, Mrs. Paquette died on September 7, 2003. ...
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Carolyn B. Roy-Guckemus

May 22, 1953 - August 13, 2013

Carolyn Roy-Guckemus, 60, of Barneveld, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital with her family by her side following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on May 22, 1953, in Utica, the daughter Francis and Eleanor Brisson. Carolyn attended Utica schools, graduating from Kennedy High School. Carolyn was married to Robert Guckemus of Barneveld. Carolyn...
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Ruth F. Oster

December 27, 1915 - August 13, 2013

Mrs. Donald C. Murray (nee Ruth Fisher) 97, of New Hartford, died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the Presbyterian Home. She was born on December 27, 1915, in Philadelphia, PA. She was educated from Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA, received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.E. from Oneonta State. Mrs. Murray taught elementary grades at Harts Hill School, Whitesboro, NY. She is survived...
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June L. Scarano

July 3, 1924 - August 10, 2013

June L. Scarano, 89, of Herkimer, formerly of Whitesboro, passed away August 10, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. She was born, July 3, 1924, in Salisbury Center, NY, a daughter of Willard and Mabel Decker Belcher. On May 15, 1943, she married Leonard A. (Skip) Scarano at St. Joseph's Church, Dolgeville, NY. Mr. Scarano passed away March 17, 2002. June attended St. Paul's Church,...
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Robert H. Griffith

October 26, 1923 - August 8, 2013

Robert H. Griffith, 89, a lifelong resident of New Hartford, died on August 8, 2013, at his home. He was born on October 26, 1923, in New Hartford, a son of the late Robert and Nellie Jennings Griffith. He attended New Hartford Schools and was a prominent contractor in the area with his brother and father. Robert served in the Coast Artillery during WWII in the United States Army and was a...
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Maurice E. Waldron

May 18, 1925 - August 7, 2013

Maurice E. Waldron Raquette Lake, NY Maurice E. Waldron 88, of Raquette Lake passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 7, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 18, 1925 in Raquette Lake a son of the late Darious and Minnie (Hunt) Waldron. He served his country with honor during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps where he served two tours of duty. ...
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Robert R. Jorgensen

November 3, 1932 - August 6, 2013

Robert R. Jorgensen, age 80 of Fort Myers, FL and formerly of New Hartford, NY died on Tuesday, August 8, 2013, peacefully at home. He was born on November 3, 1932, in Auburn, NY a son of Delmar and Mildred Jorgensen. Mr. Jorgensen was educated at Union Springs Central School and Cortland State where he was a multi-sport athlete graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1954. He then...
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Kelvin B. Sperry

June 10, 1957 - August 2, 2013

Kelvin B. Sperry, 56, of Herkimer and formerly of Whitesboro, passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2013. He was born June 10, 1957, in Utica, the son of Charles and Claire Currier Sperry. Kelvin was a graduate of Whitesboro Central High School. On April 21, 1990, he married Melissa Costello in Whitesboro. Mr. Sperry enjoyed hunting, and time spent with his family at their camp on North Lake. ...
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Lena Rita Zacaroli

June 22, 1910 - July 25, 2013

Lena "Lee" Rita Zacaroli, 103 died July 25, 2013at the Village of the Isle, Venice, FL. Lena was a lifelong resident of Utica and New Hartford prior to moving to Venice, Fl in 2009 to be near her family. She was born June 22, 1910 in Utica, NY, first child of the late Arthur and Mary Cinque Eso and attended Utica Public Schools. Lena married Thomas Zacaroli on August 5, 1933. He died May 27,...
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Margaret Wameling Boehlert

February 14, 1917 - July 25, 2013

Margaret Wameling "Peg" Boehlert, 96, of Whitesboro, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2013, with several of her 'kids' at her side. Born on February 14, 1917 in the family homestead on Seymour Avenue in Corn Hill, Peg was educated at St. Mary's School, Utica Free Academy and the Utica School of Commerce. She worked for many years at Utica Office Supply Company, and later at Neisner's...
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Elsie M. Buell

February 16, 1920 - July 25, 2013

Elsie M. Buell joined her family on July 19, 2013. She was born, February 16, 1920 the daughter of G. Rockwell and Mabelle Record Buell. Elsie graduated from Stittville Elementary School and Holland Patent High School in 1937. After graduating from the Utica School of Practical Nursing she worked at Faxton Hospital, later she was a pediatric nurse with Dr. Wood and Dr. George and retired as a...
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Gerda R. Lamb

January 19, 1926 - July 24, 2013

Barneveld – Gerda R. Lamb, 87, of Barneveld, died July 24, 2013 at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Germany, the daughter of Karl and Elfriede (Stempel) Runge. Gerda attended Teachers' Training College in Germany, and was married to Charles R. Lamb on November 6, 1954 in Utica. Mr. Lamb died in 1999. Mrs. Lamb worked as a certified interpreter/translator with the Allied...
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Charlotte F. Wisniewicz

April 4, 1933 - July 23, 2013

Charlotte F. Wisniewicz Marcy Charlotte F. Wisniewicz passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at her home with her son Kevin by her side. She was born on April 4, 1933 in Utica a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Keida) Victor. In 1962 at St. Marks Church she was united in marriage to Richard Wisniewicz a blessed union of over 29 years Mr. Wisniewicz died in 1991. ...
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Mary E. Sittig

December 25, 1928 - July 19, 2013

Mary E. Sittig of Utica died July 19, 2013 at the Eastern Star Home. Mary was born December 25, 1928 in Utica, NY, the daughter of George and Cleona (Chapman) Sittig. She graduated from Utica Free Academy in 1948 and complete additional courses at Utica College. For nearly 50 years, Mary worked in the business office of the Utica Newspapers. Prior to her employment at the OD, she worked at...
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Roswell W. Buckingham

March 5, 1925 - July 19, 2013

Roswell W. Buckingham New Hartford Roswell W. Buckingham 88, of New Hartford passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Faxton St. Luke's Health Care, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Utica on March 5, 1925 a son of the late Roy C. & Nellie (Woodworth) Buckingham. He was a graduate of T.R. Proctor High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Utica...
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Genevieve E. Waskiewicz

October 4, 1918 - July 17, 2013

Genevieve E. Waskiewicz New Hartford Genevieve E. Waskiewicz 94, of New Hartford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on October 4, 1918 in Utica a daughter of the late Walter and Agnes (Flaga) Ziobro. On April 16, 1945 she was united in marriage to Edward Waskiewicz a blessed union of over 32...
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Kathleen O'Malley

March 11, 1930 - July 17, 2013

Kathleen O'Malley, 83, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at St. Joseph Nursing Home with her family at her side. She was born on March 11, 1930 in New York City, the daughter of Peter and Mary Kate (Lardner) O'Malley. Kathleen was raised and educated in Manhattan, where she worked as a secretary until moving to Utica. She worked for many years at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. ...
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Betty J. Reilly

December 11, 1918 - July 16, 2013

Betty J. Reilly, 94, of Westmoreland, passed away July 16, 2013 at Katherine Luther Home. She was born December 11, 1918 in Utica, the daughter of Earl and Bessie Loudon Shilling. Betty graduated from Whitesboro High School, class of 1937, and furthered her education at Utica School of Beauty Culture. She married Robert M. Reilly on December 29, 1937, at St. Paul's Church, Whitesboro. Mrs....
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Mary Jones Harrington

June 22, 1921 - July 16, 2013

Mary Jones Harrington, 92, of the Meadows, New Hartford, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Presbyterian Home. Mary was born in Utica on June 22, 1921, a daughter of Ivor and Laura Roberts Jones. She was raised and educated in Utica, graduating from Utica Free Academy. On June 22, 1942, she married Drayton Harrington at Bethesda Congregational Church in Utica. They shared 65 years of love and...
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Theresa Grillo

April 12, 1923 - July 15, 2013

Theresa Grillo, 90, of West Winfield and formerly of New Hartford and Floral Park, NY died July 15, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare surrounded by her family members. She was born April 12, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of Francesco and Margaret Misiano Mascara. She happily married Vincent S. (Jimmy) Grillo, June 2, 1946 in Brooklyn. He died September 16, 2000. She was a member of St....
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Doris P. Bowman

August 23, 1923 - July 15, 2013

Doris P. Bowman, 89, of New Hartford died July 16, 2013 at the Presbyterian Home for CNY. She was born August 23, 1923 daughter of the late John and Lena (Petch) Pryor and graduated from Chadwicks High School. She married Douglas Bowman on November 20, 1941 in St. Anthony's Church, Chadwicks. A loving union until his passing in 1992. Doris was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, a charter...
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Barbara J. Hungerford

August 23, 1927 - July 14, 2013

Barbara J. Hungerford West Winfield Barbara J. Hungerford 85, of West Winfield passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Rome Memorial Hospital surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on August 23, 1927 in Oneida, NY a daughter of the late Phillip and Ellen (Childs) Petrie. Barbara was employed with Griffiss Air Force Base, retiring after more than 25 years of dedicated...
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Eugene J. Heil

October 23, 1927 - July 13, 2013

Eugene J. Heil, 85, of Acacia Village, Utica, and formerly of the Town of Evans, Angola, NY, died July 13, 2013, at the Masonic Care Community. He was born October 23, 1927, in Hamburg, NY, son of the late John and Edith (Thompson) Heil. He served with the US Army from 1946-48 and 1950-51. Eugene married Nancy Pulkowski on October 7, 1950, in Angola, NY. He owned and operated the Eugene J. Heil...
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Elizabeth J. Boise

November 16, 1921 - July 9, 2013

Elizabeth (Bette) J. Boise, age 91, passed away at home surrounded by her family on July 9, 2013. Born in Sherburne, NY on November 16, 1921 Bette was the daughter of Charles and Ellen White. Along with her parents, sister, and brother, Bette was predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years George. George was the love of her life and they shared wonderful memories together. Once again, they...
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Ruth S. Ames

December 12, 1922 - July 6, 2013

Ruth S. Ames, 90, of New Hartford, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. She was born on December 12, 1922, in Utica, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Jones Scholl. She graduated from New York Mills High School. Ruth married George Ames on June 3, 1950 and was predeceased by George on April 23, 2011. She was a...
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Marjorie Elizabeth Farr-Roberts

February 28, 1920 - July 4, 2013

Marjorie Elizabeth Farr-Roberts went to be with the Lord July 4, 2013. She was born February 28, 1920, the daughter of Ward Evans and Libby Charles Evans. Marjorie was a graduate of Holland Patent School and worked at Holland Patent Elementary School for 25 years, retiring in 1990. She married Milton Farr December 25, 1942. He died April 14, 1977. She married Rev. Raymond Roberts December 31...
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Winfried J. Hoeller

October 15, 1931 - July 2, 2013

Winfried (Winn/Willy) J. Hoeller, 81, of Clinton, died July 2, 2013 at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, MA. He was born October 15, 1931 In Füssen, Germany son of the late Georg and Frieda Diebolder Hoeller and received his education in Germany. He came to the US April 11, 1952 and began working on a farm in Poland, NY. Winfried retired from Bendix/Lucas Aerospace after 44 years...
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Charles S. Paige

September 19, 1935 - July 2, 2013

Mr. Charles S. Paige, 77, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, after a long illness. Born in Cooperstown, NY on September 19, 1935, to the late Herbert and Dorothy (Darrigrand) Paige, Chuck was a 1949 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1952 graduate of New Hartford High School, 1958 graduate of Utica College/Syracuse University, and 1983 graduate of the Air Command and...
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Duane G. Carpenter

November 15, 1957 - July 1, 2013

Duane Gerard Carpenter Holland Patent Duane Gerard Carpenter, 55, died without notice Monday, July 1, 2013. His family, to say the least, is devastated. Born on November 15, 1957, he was the son of Arthur William and Geraldine Mary (Wheelock) Carpenter, Sr. He enlisted and served in the United States Navy from 1975-79 and 1982-86. Duane was a true patriot and kept up on current affairs. He...
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Renee C. Mims

March 10, 1957 - June 29, 2013

Ms. Renee C. Mims Utica Ms. Renee C. Mims, 55 passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013. She was born on March 10, 1957. She was the daughter of Hosea & Henrietta Mims Sr. She attended Utica Schools and was a 1976 graduate of Utica Free Academy. She retired from the State of New York after many years of dedicated service. Renee was one of Jehovah Witnesses. She loved taking walks and quiet times...
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Jane Brooks Kaskela

April 1, 1928 - June 28, 2013

Jane Brooks Kaskela, 85, formerly of Whitesboro, died died June 28, 2013 at The Presbyterian Home. She was born April 1, 1928 in Morrisville, NY daughter of Harold and Mary Howell Brooks. She graduated from Morrisville-Eaton Schools in 1944 and Syracuse University in 1949. She married William N. Kaskela on April 10, 1965, in Utica. Jane was a hiring specialist for Cornell University, then...
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Deborah J. Harris

July 24, 1962 - June 28, 2013

Deborah J. Knamm Harris (Mom), 50, of Steuben and formerly of Whitesboro, passed away June 28, 2013 at home, with her loving family and dear friends by her side. She was born July 24, 1962, in New Hartford, the daughter of the late Edward A. and Jeanette L. Podoris Knamm. Debbie is a graduate of Whitesboro Central High School. She is married to James D. Harris. She was employed as a C.N.A. at...
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Kristine E. Vanderhoff

June 9, 1949 - June 27, 2013

Kristine E. Vanderhoff Utica Kristine E. Vanderhoff 64, of Utica passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born on June 9, 1949 in Utica a daughter of the late Harold and Norma Jean (Lubey) Eddy. She graduated in 1967 from Sauquoit Valley High School. She was employed for many years with the Utica Observer Dispatch...
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William E. Dumka, Sr.

July 15, 1924 - June 26, 2013

Utica – William E. Dumka, Sr., 88, passed away with his family at his side June 26, 2013 at the Presbyterian Home for Central New York where he had resided since 2012. Bill was born July 15, 1924 in Utica, a son of Edward A. and Margaret (Lehman) Dumka. He received his education in Utica schools, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941. He served with the Army Air Corps as a B-17 crew chief...
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Joseph T. Giliberti

October 10, 1920 - June 26, 2013

Joseph Thomas Giliberti, 92, Groton (formerly of Oriskany) went to be with his Savior on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Joe was born in Manhattan, NY on October 26, 1920. His parents were the late Peter and Grace Micelli Giliberti. He graduated from New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn NY, having won many awards in track and basketball. Joe entered the Army in 1939 and served in the Third Army, Fourth...
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Donal Robert Carpenter

June 11, 1962 - June 22, 2013

Donal Robert Carpenter, 51, died suddenly Saturday, June 22, 2013. He will be greatly missed. Born on June 11, 1962, he was the son of Arthur William and Geraldine Mary (Wheelock) Carpenter, Sr. He was a 1980 graduate of Holland Patent Central School. As the youngest of ten children, he frequently claimed he earned the right to be especially cherished; he explained he was the tail end reward...
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Bernice N. Capuana

August 22, 1927 - June 22, 2013

Bernice N. Capuana, 85, of Whitesboro, died on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare. She was born on August 22, 1927, in Whitesboro, a daughter of the late Leo and Edna Newman Cornmire. She graduated from Whitesboro Central Schools in 1945. Bernice married Albert Capuana on June 10, 1950, in St. Paul's Church and he died on April 18, 1998. She worked for Whitesboro Central...
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James D. Trevvett

December 27, 1940 - June 22, 2013

James D. Trevvett, 72, of Cold Brook, died on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, with his family by his side. Jim died from complications related to Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Motor Neuron Disease (ALS), two devastating diseases that he faced with courage and dignity. Jim was born on December 27, 1940, in Utica, a son of Edward and Sara Paull Trevvett. He attended...
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Penelope E. Hotaling

June 26, 1943 - June 19, 2013

Penelope E. Penny Hotaling passed away peacefully June 19, 2013, at the home of her daughter, with her family by her side. Penny was born on June 26, 1943, in Utica, NY. She was the daughter of Walter B. McNally and M. Aurora Small McNally. Penny was raised and educated in Uticas parochial school system, graduating from St. Francis De Sales High School in 1960. On October 10, 1964 she was...
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Beverly Dittl

June 2, 1935 - June 18, 2013

Beverly Disque Dittl Holland Patent Beverly Disque Dittl 78, of Holland Patent, NY, passed at home (her most cherished place) with family by her side on June 18, 2013 after a 15 year battle. Beverly was born on June 2, 1935, in Sistersville, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Clifford Boice Disque and Florence Marian Rowland Disque of Holland Patent NY. At age 4 she moved back to the...
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John P. Wengert

November 1, 1951 - June 15, 2013

John P. Wengert New York Mills, NY Surrounded by his loving family, John (Pete) Wengert passed away peacefully at Albany Medical Center on Saturday, June 15th. He is survived by his Mother, Jane Wengert, Beloved Wife, Beth Wengert, Beloved Son, Bill, and his significant other, Jamie Popiel, his adored Granddaughter, Abrien (The Kickapoo Pook), his very special Sister, Cindy and her Husband,...
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Gary Yozzo

December 2, 1941 - June 14, 2013

Gary Yozzo, 71, passed away June 14, 2013, at Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center. He was born December 2, 1941, in Utica, the son of Lawrence and Santina Sorrentino Yozzo. Gary had a caring and gentle nature. He will be remembered for his genuine acceptance of others, which endeared him to people of all ages. He was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law and...
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Vincente Rafael Gamboa

September 27, 1943 - June 12, 2013

Vincente R. Gamboa, 69, formerly of Rome, NY, passed away June 12, 2013, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. He was born September 27, 1943, in Ambato, Ecuador, a son of Julian R. and Rosario A. Bonilla Gamboa. On November 9, 1965, he married Elida I. Medina in Quito, Ecuador. He was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Gamboa was a talented tailor and fashion designer, and had a love for music. He is...
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Rita A. Boutet

February 27, 1925 - June 12, 2013

Rita Alice Boutet, 88, of New Hartford died June 12, 2013 at the Presbyterian Home. She was born February 27, 1925 in Tupper Lake, NY, daughter of the late Andrew and Lena DesJardines Caron. She married Lionel Boutet on June 22, 1945 in Tupper Lake, NY. He died October 7, 2012. She was a Roman Catholic. Rita was a member of the New Hartford American Legion Auxiliary, the New Hartford Young...
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Charlene Camerona Witusik

July 21, 1957 - June 11, 2013

On June 11, 2013, Charlene (Camerona) Witusik, passed away at Faxton St. Luke's Helathcare with her family at her side. Charlene was born on July 21, 1957, to the late John and Eva Costello Camerona of Frankfort. She was united in marriage to the late David Witusik on November 15, 1986, at St. Paul's Church in Whitesboro. Charlene is survived by her son, John Thomas Witusik and his finance...
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