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Sally C. Snyder

SKANEATELES — Sally C. Snyder, 83, of Skaneateles, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at The Commons on St. Anthony.

She was born Feb. 16, 1934 to Elizabeth and Kenneth Cook. She grew up in Skaneateles and continued to live there until recently. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of St. James Church. Sally graduated from Skaneateles Central School in 1951. After graduating, she attended Catherine Gibbs School in Boston and then worked for Kemper Insurance in Syracuse. Sally then went on to work for the Skaneateles School District. There she worked as both a library aide and in the State Street office until she retired. She also worked part time for the Town of Skaneateles as a secretary to both the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Skaneateles Town Court.

Sally is survived by her husband of 44 years, Richard “Duke” Snyder; their children, Mary (Jim) Dries, and James (Heather) Snyder; grandchildren, Ashleigh and Matthew; sister-in-law, Tully Cook; nieces, Cammy and Jodi, along with their families. She also leaves behind her dear friend, Larry Loveless, and his family.

Sally was predeceased by her parents, and brother, Kenneth Cook Jr.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to SAVES Ambulance Service, 77 Fennell St., Skaneateles, NY 13152, in Sally’s memory.

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Jeffrey M. Young

SYRACUSE — Jeffrey M. Young, 44, of Syracuse, died Aug. 23, 2017 at his home.

Jeffrey was born Nov. 15, 1972 in Auburn, a son of Frederick Young Sr. and the late Gladys Mae Stroup Young. He had lived in Niles and was a graduate of Moravia High School class of 1991. He was employed as a driver for Dependable Taxi in Syracuse.

Surviving him are his father, Fred Young Sr., of Niles; brother, Fred (Jill Grobelny) Young Jr., of Niles; sister, Tammy Bumpus, of Moravia; niece, Cheyenne Bumpus; nephew, Dakota Bumpus; paternal grandmother, Vivian Haswell, of North Carolina; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.

Kelly Rocheleau / The Citizen file 

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Ronald Allen 'Ron' Saunders

LANCASTER, Pa. — Ronald Allen “Ron” Saunders, 71, of Lancaster, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.

Born in Auburn, N.Y. to the late Orlie R. and Doris L. (Rawson) Saunders, he married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy (deBeaumont) in 1968. The couple celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this past June. In 1985, Ron moved with his family to Lancaster, Pa.

A 1964 graduate of West High School, he earned an AAS degree in electronics from Auburn Community College and attended Syracuse University with a major in physics and Widener University for managerial studies. Ron spent most of his career working in the television manufacturing industry with GTE Sylvania, General Electric, and RCA Thomson Consumer Electronics. He retired as a district manager from K.C. Building Maintenance in January. Ron enjoyed traveling with Nancy and visiting area wineries with friends. He was a talented photographer and artist and pursued those interests in his spare time.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Wendy, wife of Randall K. Nolt, of Gordonville, and a grandson, Zackory. Ron and Zackory shared a love of sports, especially watching Green Bay Packers football together. He will also be greatly missed by his brothers, Gary R. Saunders, married to Ginger, of South Daytona Beach, Fla., and Brian D. Saunders, companion of Edi Brooker, of Cocoa Beach, Fla. Sharing in our grief are cousins, nephews, and a niece all residing in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, South Carolina, and California.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a son, Timothy A. Saunders.

The family is grateful for the compassionate care Ron received through hospice services and Evergreen Estates Retirement Community.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by the funeral at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 with Rev. Daniel O’Brien officiating at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Interment will take place at noon Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in St. Joseph Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.

Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lancaster General Health Foundation, 609 N. Cherry St., 3rd Floor, Lancaster, PA 17602, with “Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute” in the memo line or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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Mary 'Marie' C. Masotto

AUBURN — Mary “Marie” C. Masotto, 79, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Matthew House of Auburn.

Marie was born in Auburn on July 18, 1938 to the late Paul and Carmela Bruno Masotto. She was a graduate of Auburn’s West High School, class of 1956 and retired from FOSTEC where she had been employed as a receptionist for many years.

Marie was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and enjoyed golfing and caring for her home, where she took great pride in its appearance.

Surviving Marie are her sisters, Jo Coleman, Nancy Vivenzio, both of Auburn, and Toni (Robert) Calhoun, of Florida; nieces and nephews, and many special friends.

Marie was predeceased by her sister, Connie Catalano, and a brother, Joseph Masotto.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church. Following services, interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fleming. Following Marie’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours.

Marie’s family would like to extend their appreciation to Hospice and Matthew House for the care and compassion shown to her.

Those wishing may contribute to Matthew House, Hospice of the Finger Lakes, or to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Marie Masotto.

Funeral arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home, 197 South St., Auburn.

Ronald L. White

PORT BYRON — Ronald L. White, 67, of East Dock Street, Port Byron, passed away at Auburn Community Hospital on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

Ron was the son of the late Robert and Mary Winters White, and was born March 1, 1950 in Williamsport, Pa. A graduate of Jordan-Elbridge High School, he enlisted in the Air Force after high school and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He retired from Tessy Plastics of Elbridge following eight years of employment. He enjoyed fishing, video games and recording music; his greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lori Grant White; his daughters, Karen Hayne, of Florida, and Heather White, of Port Byron; three sons, Craig White, and Josh and Tyler White, of Port Byron; six grandchildren, Logan, Caitlyn, Conner, Ethan, Owen, and Bailey; a sister, Theresa (Ben) Porman; two brothers, James and Thomas White, all of Weedsport; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at White Chapel Funeral Home, 2719 Erie Drive, Weedsport. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron. Friends are invited to call on Ron’s family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, prior to services at White Chapel.