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Recent Obituaries


Lutfi Salloum
Calling hours will be TODAY, Sunday, March 17 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 18 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 4112 East Genesee Street, Dewitt, NY with Burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. 

Lutfi Salloum, 88 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Thursday, surrounded by his family. Born in Haifa, Palastine, “Louie” and his family emigrated to the United States in 1972.  They made their way to Syracuse where he started a career in the restaurant business. He was the owner of the Westwood Inn and General Hutchinson Headquarters.
Predeceased by his wife Chake in 1994. 
Survived by his son Camile (Dena) and daughter May (Ihab) Salloum-Shraim, four grandchildren, Jacob, Hannah, Grace, and Cristian.
Calling hours will be TODAY, Sunday, March 17 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 18 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 4112 East Genesee Street, Dewitt, NY with Burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers Contributions may be made to The Dementia Society of America,  DementiaSociety.org.



Sister Laurine Mc Donald
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 
the Franciscan Villa, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY. Calling hours will be from 
3:30 to 6:30 PM. There will be a farewell service at 8:30 AM on Friday March 8, 
2019. Burial will follow at the Assumption Cemetery.

     Sister Laurine Mc Donald, age 97, went home to God on Monday, March 4, 2019. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii to Harvey and Virginia Crivello Mc Donald. She was a Sister of St. Francis for 78 years. Sister graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Syracuse N.Y. and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Education and a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Catholic University in Washington, DC.
     Sister’s experiences made for a very fruitful, colorful, inspiring life of ministries. She had a nursing career at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu Hawaii, and at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Sister was the Director of Religious Education, a Parish Minister and Child Caregiver in several parishes. These ministries sent her to Florida, Pativilca, Peru, and Kenya, Africa. After returning to Syracuse, NY, she devoted her time volunteering at The Franciscan Place in the Carousel Mall and Francis House. 
     Sister Laurine will certainly be remembered for her years of devoted service to her Community and for her spirit of giving, caring, and missionary zeal. She had a great rapport with those whom she encountered in all walks of life and ministry.
     She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, Mabel Moynihan, Blanche Korb, Jeanne Feldmeth, and nephew Matthew Moynihan. She is survived by her nieces and nephews Laurine Feldmeth, Michael (Diane) Feldmeth, Paul (Angie) Feldmeth, Kelly (Moynihan), Todd Collier, Marty (Lori) Moynihan, Shawn (Leanne) 
Moynihan, many great nieces and nephews, and the Sisters of St. Francis.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Franciscan Villa, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY. Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 6:30 PM. There will be a farewell service at 8:30 AM on Friday March 8, 2019. Burial will follow at the Assumption Cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Development Office, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212.



Margaret Krebs Briggs
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 8 from 4:00-7:00pm at Whelan Bros & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Rd, Syracuse, NY, 13209. 
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30am on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Church of the Most Holy Rosary, 111 Roberts Ave, Syracuse, NY, 13207.

Margaret Krebs Briggs, age 61, of Orchard Park, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born January 11, 1958 and spent her childhood in Clifton Springs and Syracuse, NY. She is the daughter of the late Francis Warner and the late Agnes Regina (Slattery) Krebs.  A member of National Honor Society, Margaret participated in cheerleading and school theater productions in high school, and graduated from Most Holy Rosary school in Syracuse, NY in 1976. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her Bachelors of Arts in English from SUNY at Buffalo in 1980. She also earned her Masters of Arts in Education from SUNY at Buffalo in 1999, graduating with highest honors.  Margaret taught Honors English and British Literature at Nardin Academy from 2002-2018. She was renowned by her peers for her extensive knowledge and passion for her students and her coursework. 
She was an avid reader, and talented at baking, sewing, and gardening. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Beloved wife of Richard Briggs; loving mother of Berkeley (Daniel) Sassman and Matthew (Katie) Briggs; grandmother of Aubrey, Elise, Jack, and Zoe; sister of Jean (Peter) Babbles, Stephen (Christine Povinelli) Krebs, Andrew (Laurie) Krebs, John (Margaret) Krebs, Ellen (Stephen) DiRienzo, and Michael (Charmaine) Krebs.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30am on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Church of the Most Holy Rosary, 111 Roberts Ave, Syracuse, NY, 13207.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 8 from 4:00-7:00pm at Whelan Bros & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Rd, Syracuse, NY, 13209. 
Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations may be made to: Hospice Buffalo https://www.hospicebuffalo.com/giving/give-hospice/Roswell Park or https://www.roswellpark.org/giving


Wayne R. Cary
Calling Hours will be Saturday, January 26 from 9-11:00 AM with a service at 11:00 AM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
Burial with Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, 800 Grant Avenue, Syracuse, NY. 13203.

Wayne R. Cary, 89 formerly of Camillus, passed away peacefully at Rochester General Hospital.  Born in Long Lake, NY the son of Burton and Rose Cary. He was one of nine brothers and sisters. After graduation he worked for Lincoln First as a messenger.  He was drafted into the US Army and served during the Korean War.  He returned to Lincoln Bank and worked for 47 years, reaching the rank of Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending.  He married Maryann (Evans) in 1958 whom he met at Lincoln Bank. They raised three children and lived in Camillus until 2016.  He loved golfing, coaching baseball and was a avid hockey Dad.
Survived by his loving wife of 60 years Maryann (Evans), and three children, Kathy (Mark) Sloan of Lakeland, Robert (Lynn) and Thomas (Kelly) both of Victor, NY, eight grandchildren, Joshua, Justin, Jason, Kayla, Jake, Ben, Julianne and Mathew, and three great-grandchildren, and one sister Alice Pazaras of Syracuse.
Calling Hours will be Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM  with a service at 11:00 AM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, 800 Grant Avenue, Syracuse, NY. 13203.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Wayne’s name may be made to Honor Flight of Rochester, PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692 or online www.honorflightrochester.org



Francis Anthony Silvaggio
Calling hours will be Sunday, January 27 from 2 - 5PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 28 at 10:00 AM in Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219.
Burial to follow in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors.

Francis Anthony Silvaggio, born in Syracuse in 1925, son of Anthony and Mary (DelVecchio) Silvaggio was born into eternal Life on January 22, 2019.  His Catholic faith was especially  important to Frank. Ambitious at work from the age of eight, he was in the car business for decades and retired as a sergeant in the Civil Division of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. An avid golfer and long-time member of Holy Family Golf League, Frank achieved his first hole-in-one at 88 and another at 90! He enjoyed the warmth of Florida friends, and when he was absolutely certain there would be no snow in Syracuse, would venture north for time with family.
Pre-deceased by son Peter and grandson Michael; sisters: Margaret Logana, Dorothy Lischak and Della Fortino, and brothers John and Peter Silvaggio.
Survived by children: Susan (Thomas) Cunningham, Mary (Michael) Farina, John (Patti) Silvaggio, Patricia (John) Nolan, Paul (April) Silvaggio, and Elizabeth (Michael) Adams. Grandchildren: Lucy, Joe, Katie, Llazmin, Kevin, Andres, Andrew, Ben, Frank, Autumn, John Harley, Delaney, Jessica, Nicholas, Emily, Trevor and Noah,. Great-grandchildren: Harrison, Ella, Henry, Christian, Sibyl, Sam, Luke, and Evelyn.
Calling hours will be Sunday, January 27 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 28 at 10:00 AM in Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219. Burial to follow in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors.
Contributions in lieu of flowers to: Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088 or Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208.





Jean M. (Grochowiak) Podkowinski

Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, January 20 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 21 at 10:00 AM, in Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219.  
Entombment will be Tuesday, January 22, in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, 700 Pine Ridge Heritage Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY.14425.

Jean M. (Grochowiak) Podkowinski, 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday surrounded by her family.  Born in Buffalo, NY the daughter of Walter and Jean Grochowiak. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Buffalo.
She was employed at Niagara Mohawk in Buffalo where she met her husband Stephen.  They were married in 1954.  The family moved to Syracuse in 1970.  She was  a wonderful, caring, loving mother and home maker.  After the children were grown she was employed at Onondaga Savings Bank.   Jean enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, tennis and golf. She achieved a hole in one twice at West Hill Golf Course.
She was a communicant and Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family Church.  She also volunteered and was Director for the Holy Family Food Pantry.  Jean was a member of the Diocesan Parish Historians and volunteered at the Archives of the Diocesan Chancery. She also volunteered at St. Camillus and for the Literacy Volunteers of America.
She was predeceased by her husband Stephen in 2003 after 49 years of marriage.
Jean is survived by her beloved children, Joanie (David) Podkowinski-DeKoker, David (Marie) and Susan Podd and many nieces and nephews. 
Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, January 20 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 21 at 10:00 AM, in Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219.  
Entombment will be Tuesday, January 22, in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, 700 Pine Ridge Heritage Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY.14425.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Jeans name to Holy Family Food Pantry.





Andrew Thomas “Tom” Whelan
Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 19 from 4 - 7 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
Services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 20 at the Brewerton United Methodist Church, 5395 Orangeport Road, Brewerton, NY 13029.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 Andrew Thomas “Tom” Whelan, 81, of Mattydale, passed away peacefully on Friday at Loretto. He was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area. Tom was a 1956 graduate of Most Holy Rosary High School.  He retired from General Electric after 35 years of service. Tom was an active member of Calvary and Brewerton United Methodist Church.  He was an avid golfer and fly fisherman. Tom served in the US Army. He was a most loving husband, father, and grandfather and he will be truly missed by his family and friends. 
Predeceased by his parents Edward and Eva Whelan, his brothers James, and John, and his sister Mary Pat (Whelan) Quinn.
Survived by his loving wife of 55 years Carol (Zube) Whelan, his daughters Patricia (Mike) Bohne, Deborah (Patrick) Utano, a son Andrew (Tricia) Whelan Jr., and a  sister Anne (Whelan) Slade, sister in laws Mary Whelan, Lillian Whelan, and Marlene (Zube) Abell, four grandchildren, Michael and Brian Bohne, Sarah and Brent Utano. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 19 from 4:00 Pm to 7:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
Services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 20 at the Brewerton United Methodist Church, 5395 Orangeport Road, Brewerton, NY 13029. 
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association CNY Chapter, 441 Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1305


Mary Louise Maier

Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, November 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Rd. Syracuse, NY, 13209.  
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 30 at 10:00 AM in Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr. Syracuse, NY.  Burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 70 Wood Rd., Whitesboro, NY.

Mary Louise Maier, 83, Memphis, NY, formerly of Holland Patent, NY, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2018.  She was born in Utica to Lawrence and Gertrude Bogan.  Mary Lou was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Legion of Mary and a Third Order Carmelite.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Maier in 1978 and her brothers Francis, Donald and Fr. Robert Bogan.

A loving mother and grandmother, survived by her children Brian (Yvonne), Mary Ellen, Sr. Christine Marie, Donald, Anne (John) Hartman and Thomas (Rhonda), 12 cherished grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, November 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Rd. Syracuse, NY, 13209.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 30 at 10:00 AM in Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr. Syracuse, NY.  Burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 70 Wood Rd., Whitesboro, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage, a respite home for families with children who have serious medical conditions.  www.homeofcourage.com or mailed to Champions for Life, Inc., 453 Grant Ave., Auburn, NY 13021.






Carl O. Harlan
Services will be Friday, October 26 at 12 noon with visitation from 11:00 AM to Noon at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners, NY.

Carl O. Harlan, 81 of Fairmount passed away peacefully on Saturday. He was retired from Lamson Corporation after 38 years. Carl was a avid SU fan, enjoyed golfing, and was a stock car driver. 
He was predeceased by his parents Rev. Samuel and Thelma Harlan and a granddaughter Melanie Mitchell. 
Carl is survived by his wife of 41 years Mary (Donigan) Harlan, a son Mark (Cheri) Harlan of Virginia and two great grandchildren Laina and Howard Mitchell.
Services will be Friday, October 26 at 12 noon with visitation from 11:00 AM to Noon at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners, NY.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Carl’s name to the CNY SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY 13211.



Romelda “Rose” Clark
Calling hours will be held on Monday, October 15th  from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
A funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 25 at the funeral home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warner’s, NY.
Romelda “Rose” Clark, 90 of Fairmount passed away peacefully on Saturday.  Born in Syracuse to Thomas and Ann Dunlap.  Rose was married to Lyle Clark who predeceased her in 1995.  She worked at the Fairway Restaurant for many years until her retirement. 
She is also predeceased by two brothers; Thomas H. and Donald W. 
Survived by a son Robert (Karen) Clark, three grandsons, five great-grandchildren, a brother Richard Dunlap, two sisters Jane Juhl and Marilyn Kocur and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, October 15th  from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
A funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 25 at the funeral home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warner’s, NY.
Contributions may be made in Rose’s name to WAVES, 202 Bennet Road, Camillus, NY 13031.




Michael D. Minahan
A private grave side services will be in St. Agnes Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Michael D. Minahan, 79, of Central Square, passed away on Thursday at Home. Michael was born in Syracuse and he graduated from Eastwood High School.  He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Midway.  Michael retired from the Onondaga County Sheriffs Department as a Lieutenant after 25 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 915 in Central Square.
Predeceased by his wife of 28 years Anne (Furlong), two brothers, Tim and Steve Minahan, and one sister, Marylou Clement.
Survived by one brother Albert (Judy) Minahan, one sister Ann Lader and many nieces, nephews   and cousins.
A private grave side services will be in St. Agnes Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

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