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5854 Belle Isle Rd ~ Town of Camillus ~ Syracuse, NY 13209 ~ (315) 488-5555


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Recent Obituaries



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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