ELBRIDGE — Phillip M. McCann, 47, of Elbridge/Skaneateles, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
Phillip was born in Victorville, Calif., on June 4, 1972. He graduated from Cato-Meridian High School and Canisius College where he received a degree in finance and economics. Phillip continued his education at Le Moyne College where he received his MBA. He was previously employed at Key Bank, Agribusiness, and Farm Credit WNY. Most recently Phillip was the Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Lyons National Bank. He donated his time at The United Way of Wayne County as the Board Treasurer and was the Past Board President. He was also involved with the Oswego Valley ATV Club. Phillip had a passion for anything with an engine, classic cars, ATVs, tractors, and planes were a few of his favorites. He enjoyed NASCAR and DIRT races, reading, and skeet shooting. Phillip was an avid music lover, SU and Yankees fan, and enjoyed the outdoors. Above all he loved the time he spent with family, especially summer pool days.
Phillip is survived by his loving wife, Juli Porter McCann, whom he just celebrated 20 years of marriage with on Sept. 11; their black lab, Beau; his parents, Bruce and Janice Claycomb Leyburn; his brothers and their families, Dale (Stephanie) Leyburn and their children, Jackson and Mae, of Victor, Nathan (Megan) Leyburn and their son, Ethan and golden doodle, Cusey, of Maryland; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Francis and Anne Porter, of Cato; his grandmother-in-law, Gladys Sponable (the late, Robert Sponable); and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Phillip was predeceased by his grandparents, Leo and Gertrude Claycomb, and Lawrence and Ruth Leyburn; his uncles, Howard Mosher, Earl Leyburn, and Dick Claycomb; and his black lab Jeter.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at White Chapel Funeral Home, 2719 Erie Drive, Weedsport. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Phillip’s love of animals by donating to The Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY, 41 York St., Auburn, NY 13021; flspcaofcny.org, or by adopting a shelter animal.
In keeping with Phil’s generous spirit, the gift of life was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation.
McCANN, Phillip M., 47, of Elbridge/Skaneateles, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at White Chapel Funeral Home, 2719 Erie Drive, Weedsport. A memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY, 41 York St., Auburn, NY 13021 or by adopting a shelter animal.
RUTLAND TOWN, Vt. — Eleanor (Hague) Hommel, 96, of Rutland Town, Vt., died Sept. 15, 2019, at The Meadows.
She was born in Delmar, on April 6, 1923, daughter of John and Ella (Agard) Hague. She graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1941, and attended Syracuse University and Cornell University, where she studied nursing. In 1943 she married Roger Hommel, who died in 1991. In 1993 she married Edwin Lemke, who died in 1995.
She lived for many years in Manlius, and Union Springs, and spent many winters in Key Largo, Fla. She moved to Vermont in 2008.
During her long life she was involved in a variety of civic, religious, educational, and artistic endeavors. She was an avid reader and painter, and also enjoyed swimming, square dancing, and playing music. She was an animal lover and while raising her family in Manlius taught her children to ride horses and care for a small herd of beef cows. She had a dog almost to the end of her life. She and her husband, Roger both had private pilots’ licenses and enjoyed attending fly-in breakfasts.
Throughout her life she was sustained by a deep faith which quietly influenced others.
Surviving are a son, Timothy Hommel, of Conrad, Iowa; two daughters, Priscilla (Robert) Hoag, of Owego, and Nancy (Richard) Luzer, of Poultney, Vt.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; a daughter-in-law, Jane Hommel, of Eldora, Iowa; and a sister, Arleen Hilgenhurst Gregg, of Brentwood, Tenn.
She was predeceased by her parents, and her sister, Anne Arthur.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date and burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery in Fabius.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 1 Scale Ave., Rutland, VT 05701.
AUBURN — Anna Belle (Ann) Bradley, 92, formerly of Franklin Street Road, Auburn, passed away peacefully on Sept. 20, 2019, at Finger Lakes Home for Living.
Born in Churchville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Stuart and Carletta (Fry) Roudabush. Ann was a graduate of King Ferry High School and Auburn Business School.
For many years Ann worked with her late husband, Dana, at their family business, Bradley & McNally, Inc. as the company’s bookkeeper. She was a former board member of The Home and showed great delight in her commitment. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church where she had been active in many groups and events. She enjoyed crafting of any kind, but her biggest enjoyment in life was being a proud mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Odell and husband, Philip, of Auburn, and their son, Bradley and Sara, and their sons, Landon and Logan and daughter, Charli, of Weedsport; her son, Scott Bradley and his wife, Michelle, of Livermore, Calif., and their sons, Austin, of San Diego, Calif., and Alec, of Reno, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.
Ann was predeceased by her husband, Dana in 2009; a brother, Marion Roudabush, and by her sisters, Virginia Davis, Elizabeth LaFave, Whanetia Culver, Edith Morrow, Helen Dinkel, and Elaine Reveal.
A celebration of life will be held for the immediate family, in lieu of calling hours or a service.
The family requests anyone interested in paying tribute to Ann to please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org/donate in memory of Anna Belle Bradley.
MORAVIA — Patricia J. Scavone, 83, of Moravia, died Sept. 23, 2019.
She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Scavone. Pat was the founder of Scavone’s Tax Service and spent many years serving her customers in the tax office.
Born in Allentown, Pa. on Jan. 29, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Osmun) Shea.
She is survived by her son, Phillip S. Scavone (Ann Marashian); daughters, Natalie R. Scavone, and Colleen L. Fitts (Gregory); stepdaughters, Mary Kay (Reggie) Henderson, and Betty R. Stephens; sister, Alice Bowman; brothers, Patrick (Mary) Shea, and Joseph (Donna) Jordan, and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, Phillip S. Scavone Jr., Alicia Scavone, Asa I. Fitts, Jakob C. Fitts, Jarod T. Fitts, Nathan Henderson, Richard L. Henderson, Lisa Meyers, Rikki (Faye) Nelson, Kevin (April) Stephens, and Galadriel Stephens, and several great-grandchildren.
To celebrate her unique life, friends and family are invited between the hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia, with a service to follow. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 26, 2019, in Kelloggsville Rural Cemetery on White Road, Moravia.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Home Stretch Dog Haven, Inc., in Moravia or an animal rescue of your choice.
SKANEATELES — Samuel Lonzo Hall Jr. quietly passed away at his home on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
Born April 1932 in Harriman, Tenn., he was the son of the late Samuel Lonzo Hall Sr. and Audera Judd Hall. Sam was also known to family and friends in Tennessee as “Doc” and “Jr” and graduated from County High School in 1951. From there, Sam joined the Navy in September 1951, where he met the love of his life, Julia (Judy) Loperfido. He served eight years in the Navy, earning the National Defense Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Sam’s most significant duty assignment was with the U.S. Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan upon the U.S.S. Kirpatrick.
While in the service, he and Judy were married, and upon being honorably discharged in 1959, they moved to Skaneateles to live the rest of their lives in the family home. Sam then was hired by the NYS Correctional Services, beginning at Sing Sing Prison and spending the remainder of his career at Auburn prison, Auburn, N.Y. He was also involved with the Mottville Fire Department for many years.
Sam will be fondly remembered for camping and fishing with his family, especially his grandchildren, singing Johnny Cash songs and watching John Wayne movies.
He was predeceased by his wife, Judy in 1998, and siblings, Ruth, Lester, Aubrey, and Harvey.
Sam is survived by his children, Joyce Hall, Carol (Mark) Speach, Tim Hall, and Todd Hall; four adored grandchildren, Kate (Nick) Sambuco, Nick (Christina) Speach, Cassie (Tyler) Dufford, and Zachary Hall; nine beloved great-grandchildren, Cole, Eva, and Luca Sambuco, Jimmy and Vicki Speach, and Maya, Sam, Anna, and Jenny Dufford. He is also survived by two sisters, Betty Jo Murray, of Tennessee, and Maude Taylor, of Texas.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Robert Gray Funeral Home in Skaneateles. Following the service, burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Skaneateles.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to your local volunteer fire department, S.P.C.A., or your veteran’s association.
Arrangements are with Robert Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles, NY.
AUBURN — Alice M. Guilfoos, 85, of Auburn, passed away Sept. 18, 2019, at Bishop Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after battling complications following open heart surgery.
Born in Catskill, N.Y. on March 13, 1934, Alice was the daughter of the late Henry and Harriet Spaulding O’Neil, of Hudson Falls, N.Y.
Alice was an intelligent, strong, and independent woman. She was valedictorian of her Hudson Falls High School class, and went on to attend Cornell University, majoring in education. After settling with her then husband, Robert Guilfoos in Auburn in 1965, Alice was an elementary teacher for the Auburn School District for more than 30 years, having a positive influence on hundreds of children who passed through her class doors. She was especially good with young children, with a real talent for child communication and empathy.
Alice loved music and singing in her church choirs. She was also in the Marcellus Chorale for a number of years. She was a volunteer usher at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and enjoyed numerous plays and musicals performed there. Although very much the stereotypic stoic Irish woman, Alice was a kind, loving, and giving person. She volunteered at the Calvary CNY Food Pantry, Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County, Matthew House, Auburn Community Hospital, and in the visitor center of Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Alice loved to swim, and later in life she also took up golf and snow skiing to stay in shape. Reading and spending time with family were her greatest joys, and she many times sacrificed her own wants and needs for the needs of her children and grandchildren. Alice loved to travel, but her family always came first.
Alice is survived by her children, Karen Ryan and Eric Guilfoos; her grandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Pultorak, Rebecca Ryan, and Hannah Ryan; her great-grandchild, Sylvia Pultorak; her brother, Frank (Jan) O’Neil; her sisters, Patricia Gould, Marcia Colvin, and Pegeen (Ross) Meo; along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Alice was a truly unique lady, who holds a special spot in the hearts of friends and family that will be forever empty until they are again reunited.
Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn. A memorial service will follow immediately at noon.
Donations in Alice’s name may be made to the American Heart Association or to Matthew House hospice.
UNION SPRINGS — It is with great sadness that the family of Helen M. Mosher, 87, of 3985 Chase Road, Union Springs, announces her passing peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019; after a lengthy journey with COPD, heart disease, and cancer.
She was born in Cayuga, N.Y., the daughter of Lee (Levi) and Genevieve Marsh Scott. She graduated from Union Springs High School in June 1950, and married the love of her life, Ted Mosher, in July 1950. It was the beginning of a short, wonderful military life, and had the good fortune of living or visiting the lower 48 states. Losing her husband at an early age, she raised five children, and worked a variety of jobs. At the age of 50, she graduated from college with a degree in dietology.
Helen returned to Auburn in 1990 and quickly became very active in the greater Auburn community. As a member of the United Church of Auburn, Meals On Wheels, Republican Club, Sennett Seniors, travel coordinator for the Cayuga Aurelius Senior Citizens, Matthew House, a Charter Social member of the Scipio Fire Department, she made many, many friends through her volunteering, and brought herself great joy in helping others.
Surviving are her daughters, Darcell “Darcie” (James) Perkins, of Scipio, Doreen (Michael) Hares, of Union Springs, Debra (Robert) Dowd, of Aurora, and Denise (Stephan) Arnold, of Aurora; grandchildren, David Perkins, Tim Perkins, Mandy Applebee, Terry Hares, Micki Hares, Megan Alnutt, Lauren Dowd, Aaron Dowd, Stephan Mosher-Arnold, Anastacia Mosher-Arnold, and Jonathan Mosher-Arnold; great-grandchildren, Taylre, Grace, Elliott, Trevor, Lukas, Julia, Karlie, Lydia, Tucker, Julian, and one coming in February 2020; brother-in-law, Charles Brown; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many wonderful friends.
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Ted in 1969; a son, Ted in 1986; mother in 2004; father in 1971; her sister, Marlene in 2005; an infant sister in 1940, and niece, Lori in 2013. Loss has been a part of her journey.
Her family will have calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Farrell’s Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St., Auburn. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in the United Church of Auburn, 77 Metcalf Drive, Auburn. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be remembered to Matthew House.
“Thank you to my running buddy, you made the trip easier these last few miles.”
AUBURN — Patricia D. Kricks, 78, of East Lake Road, Auburn, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at home.
Patricia was born in Syracuse, to the daughter of the late Leo and Evelyn Bronner Purcell. Patricia worked over the years in the credit department for the Addis Co., Fleet Bank as a teller and as a senior sales manager for S & K Men’s Clothing. Patricia enjoyed her travel with her family to Europe, but especially to Italy.
She is survived by her daughter, Kristin Whitehouse and her husband, William; brother, Michael Purcell and his wife, Linda; mother-in-law and caregiver, Rita Kricks; grandchildren, Jessica and Shannon Guido; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was predeceased by her husband, Daniel J. Kricks who died on May 24, 2014; sister, Rita Gorman and her husband, Bill, and father-in-law, Helmut Kricks.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at the Brew Funeral Home, 48 South St., Auburn, with a memorial service to follow at noon.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the SPCA of CNY, 41 York St., Auburn, NY 13021, in memory of Patricia Kricks.
AUBURN — Jan (John) Koziej, 88, of Auburn, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at his residence.
Jan was a native of Poland and had resided in the Auburn area since the early 1960s. He was retired from Auburn Memorial Hospital, and worked many years at the SS. Peter and Paul Church and School complex. He was a communicant of SS. Peter and Paul Church.
He is survived by his daughters, Danuta Pinckney and Alexandra (Walt) Holak; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Deborah (Paul) Marshall, Beverly St. George, Jacqueline DelFavero, Charlene Roy, and Kenneth (Roxanne) DelFavero; 10 step-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Irene Koziej in 1975; his wife, Anna DelFavero Koziej in 2015, and his son, Zenon in 2008.
Funeral services were at the convenience of the family; there were no calling hours.
BRADLEY, Anna Belle, 92, formerly of Franklin Street Road, passed away Sept. 20, 2019 at Finger Lakes Center for Living. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are incomplete with Langham Funeral Home, LLC.
HALL, Samuel L., 87, of Skaneateles, passed away at his home on Sept. 20. There will be a service at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles, this week. Arrangements have not been finalized yet. To send condolences, visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com.
JUHL, Thomas L. Sr., 77, formerly of Port Byron, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Central Park Rehab & Nursing Home, East Syracuse. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Inc., Auburn.
ALLEN, Stella (Bishop), 100, of Auburn, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. As were Stella’s wishes, there are no calling hours or services. Private burial will in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements by Pettigrass Funeral Home.
AUBURN — Betty A. Alfieri, age 79, of Washington Street, Auburn, was called home by the angels and entered into eternal rest with the Lord on Sept. 13, 2019.
Betty served our nation for two years in the Army before serving her community working for 21 years as a nurse’s aide at Auburn Memorial Hospital. Betty, who loved tending to her rose bushes and garden, also enjoyed reading, doing crosswords and building puzzles with her family.
Betty is survived by two brothers, Cecil and Bobby Joe Whitehead; five sisters, Leona, Doris, Carolyn, Peggy, and Mary. She is also survived by four daughters, Donna, Tina, Rose (Kevin) Kumpf, and Patricia (Vyonne) Elliott; as well as six grandchildren, Alexandrya, Jyrrad, Evan, Jacob, Maddie, and Justin, and two great-grandchildren, Corlei and Auriella. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lois and Lloyd Whitehead; brothers, James and Billy; and sisters, Lucille and Florence.
Friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery where a military service will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Betty’s name to the Cayuga County SCAT Van, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, NY 13021.
CAYUGA — Doris Llewellyn Clark, 91, of Cayuga, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Auburn Nursing Home.
Born Dec. 9, 1927 to Gladys (Walters) and Edward Llewellyn in Auburn. Dory graduated high school in Auburn and later Austin Beauty school in Albany. She married Fred Clark, of Romulus on Sept. 21, 1947. They built a home in Cayuga in 1954 where they resided until recently. Dory was an avid gardener -- growing over 100 roses. She loved garage sales and never met a collectable she didn’t like. She also loved cats, feeding many strays and ferals in addition to her own pets. Dory and Fred spent many winters in Florida, eventually settling in N. Fort Myers where they frequented “trash and treasure” sales and Dory added to her extensive seashell collection. They also loved to visit Prince Edward Island and Cape Cod on their anniversary, as well as taking extensive trips around the country.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fred, in 2016, and her four siblings, Virginia, Marion, Alice, and Edward.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra (John) Brott; a son, Curtis (Signe) Clark; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are with Sanderson-Moore Funeral Home, Seneca Falls.
Please consider a donation to an animal charity of your choice.
AUBURN — Judith B. Lannon, 75, of Auburn, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville.
Born November 1932 in Auburn, she was the daughter of the late Louise Jenner Klock and Vincent Paul Klock. Margery grew up on family farms in Fleming and Springport. She graduated from Union Springs Central in 1950, received a degree in elementary education from SUNY Oswego in 1954 and attended The University of Miami for graduate school. She started her teaching career at Fulton Street School as a kindergarten teacher and later as an assistant principal. For 16 years, she thoroughly enjoyed taking field trips to local farms, playing the piano and putting on plays with 70 kindergartners every day. These were the happiest days of her life.
After Fulton Street School closed in 1970, Margery continued to teach at King Ferry Central School and then substitute taught at every elementary school in Auburn. She was always extremely proud and eager to catch up with former students and colleagues around town.
In addition to a fulfilling teaching career and raising four children, Margery was a treasurer for the Dairymen’s League Young Cooperators, President of the St. Bernard’s Rosary Society, Town of Scipio Election Inspector and Crop Walk Volunteer.
In recent years, Margery relished her winters in Florida, traveling to Lourdes, visiting her grandsons in Indiana, and singing along to musicals at The Merry Go Round Playhouse. She was so grateful to laugh and share memories at family reunions.
She will be fondly remembered for her homemade banana bread, rosary recitations, and being an excellent listener. She was always nostalgic about her early days growing up on a farm and absolutely understood the value of a hard day’s work. She had a very strong work ethic and independent spirit. Her mind was incredibly sharp; it was a beautiful gift she gave to all of us.
She was predeceased by her son, James Connell, and brother, James “Sonny” Klock.
She is survived by her son, LTC Colonel Bernard Connell, U.S. Army, Ret., of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughters, Jennifer Connell, of Auburn, and Maria Connell (Matthew Donovan), of Trumansburg; grandsons, Andrew and Matthew Connell, of Indianapolis, Ind.; brother, Ronald (Carol) Klock, of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.
The family is eternally grateful for the superb cardiac care at St. Joseph’s Hospital and to all the caregivers who provided companionship to help make her last year as comfortable as possible.
A memorial funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in St. Alphonsus Church, Auburn; with the Rev. Louis Vasile, as celebrant.
Please consider donating to Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate in memory of Margery Connell.
Arrangements are with Farrell’s Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St., Auburn.
AUBURN — Dominic A. Ciampaglia, 81, of Auburn, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, Sept. 19, 2019, at his home.
He was a lifelong resident of Auburn, the son of the late Dominic and Elizabeth (DeSocio) Ciampaglia Sr. Dom was a member of both Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s parishes. He retired from Alco after more than 42 years of service. Dom was a member of the Prison City Ramblers, an avid golfer, bowler, and enjoyed doing an occasional scratch-off ticket at Wegmans. He also enjoyed helping others and often donated his time to various functions, including collecting can tops which helped fund the Shriner’s Hospital. Above everything, Dom loved being around his family and friends and especially cherished the times spent with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary (Elice) Ciampaglia; two sons, David (Tracey) Ciampaglia, and John (Katherine) Ciampaglia, all of Auburn; two grandchildren, Dominic and Elizabeth Ciampaglia; a sister-in-law, Anna Elice; brother-in-law, Henry Elice; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by a sister, Marie Socci.
Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at 10 a.m. this Monday in Sacred Heart Church for Dominic’s Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. (today) Sunday at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn.
Contributions may be made in Dom’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
CIAMPAGLIA, Dominic A., 81, of Auburn, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. this Monday in Sacred Heart Church. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn. Contributions to a charity of one’s choice.
GUILFOOS, Alice M., 85, of Auburn, passed away Sept. 18, 2019. Calling hours from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28, at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., Auburn. A memorial service will follow immediately at noon. Donations in Alice’s name may be made to the American Heart Association or the Matthew House.
CONNELL, Mrs. Margery A. Klock, of 138 Standart Ave., Auburn, formerly of Scipio, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Funeral arrangements are pending with Farrell's Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St., Auburn.
ALFIERI, Betty A., 79, of Auburn, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. No calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in St. Mary's Church. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider SCAT Van of Cayuga County, 17 Nelson St. Suite 3, Auburn, NY 13021. Arrangements by the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home, LLC.
UNION SPRINGS — Nancy A. (Perkins) Bianco, 83, of Union Springs, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at SUNY Upstate, surrounded by her loving daughters.
She was born in Auburn, the daughter of the late William J. Perkins Sr. and Ethel P. Bowen Perkins and had been an area life resident. Nancy was an avid bowler, enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, and was a huge Syracuse sports enthusiast and a lover of any type of cat. Nancy’s most cherished and special times were those spent with her grandchildren and friends. She will be sadly missed.
She is survived by her two loving daughters, Janet Killian and longtime companion, William Blank, of Union Springs, and Cornelia Bianco and special friend, Aziz Bardi, of Syracuse; grandchildren, Erick Killian, Kayla Blank (Quendel Ellison), Amberly (Dale) Delmage, William C. Blank III (Ashlee Blank), Michael Bianco, Brian Morris Jr., Matthew (Rebekah) Morris, and Cheri Killian; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Cornelia Marks, of Moravia; brother, Robert (Susanne) Perkins, of Genoa; sister-in-law, Roseann Giusti; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lewis, in 2006; a daughter, Polly Ethel; brother, William J. Perkins Jr.; grandson, Jayson Killian; and great-grandson, Brian Morris III.
Nancy’s Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday in St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her daughter. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Rochester School for the Deaf.
A special thank you to the staff on 9 F at SUNY Upstate for their amazing level of care, dedication, and compassion that was shown to Nancy and her entire family during her stay.
BIANCO, Nancy A. (Perkins), 83, of Union Springs, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Services are at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday in St. Francis of Assisi Church. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn. Contributions to Rochester School for the Deaf.
SALOMON, Mark E., 68, of Auburn, passed away Sept. 14, 2019. Visiting hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in St. Mary’s Church with a memorial service to follow. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles. Contributions to American Lung Association or to the Finger Lakes Humane Society.
AUBURN — Mr. Casimer Popek, 96, of Auburn, died on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at The Commons on St. Anthony, Auburn.
Mr. Popek was born on Dec. 20, 1922 in Auburn, the son of Karl and Mary Kosarek Popek. He was a United States Navy Veteran having served from 1942 to 1946. Mr. Popek had retired from Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, N.Y.
He was predeceased by his wife, Stella, on Sept. 19, 2001.
He is survived by his daughter, Eileen Jacobs and her husband, Timothy, of Merritt Island, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and wife, he was predeceased by several siblings.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Farrell’s Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St., Auburn. Entombment with military honors will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Fleming, N.Y.
CONCORD, N.C. — James Peter McKeon Sr., 79, of Concord, N.C., passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Accordius Health of Mooresville, N.C.
Jim was born June 9, 1940 in Teaneck, N.J., to the late James and Mary McKeon. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert and David McKeon.
Jim was a very skilled carpenter, well-known for his grandfather clocks and other handcrafted pieces. He was former president of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 453. Jim lovingly raised his family and enjoyed living in Union Springs, N.Y., and later Poplar Ridge, N.Y., before retiring in North Carolina. He was a big fan of bluegrass music and known for playing bluegrass on his banjo. Jim was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 54 years, Elaine Downing McKeon; son, James “Jimmy” McKeon Jr. and wife, Sandy, of Mooresville, N.C.; daughter, Maureen McKeon, of Clinton, Mass.; son, David McKeon and wife, Mary, of S. Salem, N.Y.; sister, Martha McElkenny and husband, Jack, of Rhode Island; and grandchildren, Seamus, Myra, Conor, Elena, and Molly.
A memorial service in celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Concord Chapel, officiated by Rev. Glenn Parker. Immediately following the service, please join the family for a reception at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Accordius Health at Mooresville, 752 E. Center Ave., Mooresville, NC 28115.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the McKeon family.
AUBURN — Kathryn Cole, of Auburn, N.Y., and Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away Aug. 16, 2019, at the age of 98.
She had many happy years in Zephyrhills golfing and cross stitch sewing. She also played the organ. Kathryn was the daughter of Edward and Arlene Dunn. She graduated from Auburn City Nursing School as an RN and became a head nurse at Auburn Memorial Hospital. She married Clayton Cole and had four children, William Cole, Edward Cole, Richard Cole, and Mary Hughes (nee Cole); she had eight grandchildren.
There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Oct. 5, in Holy Family Church, 85 North St., Auburn, NY 13021. The burial will be directly after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 6020 Lake Ave., Auburn, NY 13021, followed by a get together.
AUBURN — Ronald “Slim” W. Summerville Sr., 84, passed away suddenly Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, while working outside doing what he loved.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Ann (Connors) Summerville. He was the son of James and Jean (Wallace) Summerville Sr., born in Onondaga, N.Y. He is survived by three children, Ronald Jr. (Linda), Raymond, and Missy (Roger); one granddaughter, Zoe; one brother, James Jr. (Joan); three sisters, Mary Jean Muhlnickel, Faith Pollock, and Joy Watson; two sisters-in-law, Jeannette Rindge and Nancy Connors; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Frances Becker; and five brothers-in-law.
Ron enjoyed bowling, photography, videoing weddings, and hunting with his sons. He was an avid golfer, played in many leagues and especially enjoyed his golf buddies through the years. On one trip to Florida he shot a memorable hole-in-one playing with his family and he also picked up the tab. He enjoyed woodworking; built their present house and the “A” frame camp on Owasco Lake. He was a jack-of-all trades and repaired everything he could. He also enjoyed baking, famous for his molasses cookies, and enjoyed watching the Giants!
He served in the Army three years and retired after 37 years from Bombardier (Alco) in 2000 as a chief plant engineer. He was known for his quick wit, humor, and laid-back personality. He will be sorely missed.
Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the Audioun Funeral Home LLC, 218 Main St., Port Byron. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Weedsport, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Port Byron Food Pantry, C/O United Methodist Church, South Street, Port Byron, NY 13140.
SEMPRONIUS, N.Y. — Bruce Yaw, of Big Hill Road, Sempronius, N.Y., died on Sept. 12, 2019, at Cortland Hospital surrounded by family.
Bruce was born in Jersey City, N.J. on July 26, 1946 to Sheldon and Jeanette Yaw. He grew up on the grounds of the historic Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital where his father worked. He attended Eastern Kentucky University and graduated from Montclair State University summa cum laude.
Influenced by his father’s appreciation of jazz and the live Americana music he heard in the home of his beloved neighbor, Foster Noble, he picked up the guitar as a teenager. Bruce quickly moved to the bass guitar and became known as an inventive RnB groove player. His professional playing started as a college student. Stints with psychedelic rock band, “Clockwork Orange,” churned out short run 45s. In the 1970s, his playing became more progressive as he experimented with jazz fusion and world music. These forays resulted in much success as a member of “The Everyman Band.” Beginning in 1975, “The Everyman Band” toured the world and recorded with Lou Reed. Bruce performed on the iconic albums “Coney Island Baby,” “Rock And Roll Heart,” and is heard on “Street Hassle.” “The Everyman Band” then toured Europe and the United States with the renowned avant-garde trumpet player, Don Cherry. Bruce was known for his intense “groove” playing and sudden shifting melodic explosiveness that enriched all his performances. “The Everyman Band” recorded two highly acclaimed albums on the German record label, ECM. During this eclectic musical period, “The Everyman Band” performed at the Berlin and Zurich Jazz Festivals. He later played and toured with an East Coast bop band, “Blow Daddyo,” featuring his dear friend, Grover Kemble. As touring became more demanding, he cut back his musical career and played locally for fun and artistic fulfillment.
In 1986, he pursued his career as a French and Spanish teacher in the Moravia Central School District. Teaching was an equal passion to music for Bruce. When asked what he taught, he said, “character.” He led guitar and fly-fishing clubs at the school that had significant impact on students.
In the early 1970s, Bruce and other New Jersey friends made their way to upstate New York, where land was cheap and plentiful. Bruce and his first wife settled in the town of Sempronius, N.Y. where they lived in a school bus with their six-month old daughter, Sarah. They cleared the land and built homes and cabins that are still in use today. In 1976, Bruce met the love of his life, Geraldine Germano-Yaw, and together they lived off the land on Big Hill.
Their homestead has been a playground and haven for family and friends. As with all things in Bruce’s life, his family defied convention. Bruce, Geraldine, his first wife Gilda, and her husband, Robert Brower created a blended family that collectively raised two children and extended to include many who gathered for decades at parties and Sunday dinners on Big Hill. Bruce was an adventurer. He and Geraldine hiked the Adirondacks, the Alps, and loved canoe camping and mountain biking. Bruce was an avid fly fisherman, hunter, accomplished chef, mentor, and friend and ally of children.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Christopher Yaw; and his daughter’s stepfather, Robert Brower.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Germano-Yaw; his first wife, Gilda Brower; daughter, Sarah Yaw (Doug Lloyd); Gilda and Robert’s son, Patrick Brower (Erin Brower); and grandchildren, Ella and Jed Lloyd, and Celia and Avery Brower.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21, 2019, at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn.