AUBURN — Mary Rose Ruta Workman, 88, formerly of Mercy Apartments, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Auburn Community Hospital. Born in Auburn, Mary retired as a retail associate from Sears. She enjoyed Bingo, shopping, and watching the television show Law and Order. Most of all, she cherishe…

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — Helen V. Kukiela, 93, formerly of Auburn, N.Y., passed March 6, 2018 in Winter Springs, Fla.

NAPLES, Fla. — John J. Whittle passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Naples, Fla., surrounded by his loving family after having suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. He had just turned 82. Born in Harrisburg and reared in Stroudsburg, Pa., John was the youngest of six children of …

RED CREEK — Sandra “Sandy” Ann (Miles) Lupien, 57, of Red Creek, N.Y., passed away on March 11, 2018. The daughter of Harold and Lena Miles, Sandy was born March 22, 1960. She graduated Skaneateles High School in 1979. Sandy was a nurse’s aide for 35 years, and retired from Cayuga County Nur…

AUBURN — Helen Murinka Raesler, 96, died peacefully Thursday, March 15, 2018, at her daughter’s residence.

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — Carol A. Sheftic, age 79, formerly of Auburn, N.Y., died on March 13, 2018 in Mission Viejo, Calif.

MORAVIA — Jeanne R. Crandall Burt, 91, of Moravia, died peacefully at her home March 14, 2018 with her children by her side.

STILLWATER, Minn. — John Loperfido was the oldest of seven children, born Sept. 19, 1943 to John and Mary Loperfido, of Auburn, N.Y., and died on March 11, 2018 in Stillwater, Minn.

Death notices

LAMBERT, Ben G., 57, died Thursday at his home in Syracuse after a short illness. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at Carter Funeral Home, 1604 Grant Boulevard, Syracuse, and prayer and reflections services will follow at 4 p.m.   

SPROUL, Evelyn Joy, 100, formerly of Bonta Bridge Road in Meridian, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Finger Lakes Center for Living, Auburn. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Finger Lakes Center for Living. Interment w…

WORKMAN, Mary Rose Ruta, 88, formerly of Mercy Apartments, died Thursday, March 15, 2018. Service at 1 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark St. Road, Auburn. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A calling hour from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, prior to the service.

RAESLER, Helen Murinka, 96, of Auburn, died Thursday, March 15, 2018. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in SS. Peter and Paul Church. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Plis Funeral Home, 220 State St., Auburn.

WEIGAND, Donna E., 75, of Stryker Homes, Auburn, died March 14, 2018. There are no calling hours or services. Contributions in her name to VFW, Auburn. Langham Funeral Home is assisting family.

BOSWORTH, Ray Stillman, 88, of Union Springs, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Scipio Baptist Church, 4324 State Route 34B, Union Springs, NY, with a service to follow at 4 p.m. Brew Funeral Home, 48 South St., Auburn, NY 13021, …

ROOKER, Linda L., 71, of Weedsport, passed away March 10, 2018. Calling hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at White Chapel Funeral Home, 2719 Erie Drive, Weedsport. A memorial service will immediately follow at 6 p.m.

BOGART, Rev. Wesley C., 89, of Auburn, passed away on March 11, 2018. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. (today) Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Brew Funeral Home, 48 South St., Auburn, with a Masonic service. A funeral service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the funeral home.

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