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Obituaries

Recent Obituaries


Audrey Dorothy Hook Carroll
Calling hours are 4 – 7 pm on Friday, June 22 at Whelan Brothers & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Rd, Syracuse, NY. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY on Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am. 
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Audrey Dorothy Hook Carroll, 93, of Camillus, passed away peacefully at her home on June 19. Born in Bloomfield, NJ, she graduated from Niagara University summa cum laude. She served in the US Navy during World War II, working in the Judge Advocate General’s office under Admiral Nimitz. She retired after many years at the Onondaga County Medical Society as editor of their monthly bulletin. A long-time communicant of Holy Family Church, Audrey was active in several ministries. She was also a member of the Salt City Blues. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward T. in 1994 and her daughter, Christina “Tina” Carroll Bazydlo in 2010. 
Surviving are her children: Joan M. Carroll of Camillus, Rosemary Revoir of Albany, Joseph (Andrea) Carroll of Marcellus, Virginia Bendo of Camillus, Donna (Bob) Rice of Marcellus and Timothy (Heather) Carroll of Skaneateles, and son-in-law Thomas Bazydlo; grandchildren: Micky, Nate, Andrew and Owahn Bazydlo, Nikki and Dessa Carroll, Sean Revoir, Steven and Liam Carroll, Billy and Tyler Bendo, Sam Rice and Minne, Bridget, Vivian and Charlotte Carroll, and eight great grandchildren.
Calling hours are 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, June 22 at Whelan Brothers & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Rd, Syracuse, NY. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY on Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am. 
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made to Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Rd., Niagara University, NY 14109


Helen Marie (Walsh) Baumann
The family invites you to join us as we celebrate the life of this wonderful woman on Saturday, August 4th at 11:00 AM, in St. Ann’s Church, 4471 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13219.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Helen Marie (Walsh) Baumann joined her heavenly Father in a loving embrace on Monday, June 11th, 2018.  Heaven truly gained an Angel.
Born Helen Marie Walsh, she was raised on family values and frugal virtues in the Buffalo area during the Great Depression and World War II.  She held paying jobs as early as age 7, tending a fruit stand and reading books to a mentally handicapped neighbor.  She served as a volunteer in the USO and maintained supportive correspondence with around 25 soldiers.  She attained a management position in sales prior to marrying her neighbor, a friend of her oldest brother, shortly after the war.  Soon she made the difficult choice to put her career on the back burner so she could pursue her other dream of raising her growing family.  
She passed on the values she learned during hard times to her children through example.  She taught her girls to sew, making most of their Sunday dresses herself.  She taught the boys and girls alike to cook, making every meal and every birthday cake from ‘scratch’.  She was a nurturing mother who cared for 10 children through a wide variety of sicknesses, ailments and emergencies.  She was a staunch believer in discipline and hard work and accepted nothing less than a 100% effort.
Helen taught her children to be happy with what they have.  She cried openly at the gift of a new dress and would become giddy when presented with a rocky road ice cream cone or a bite of black licorice.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards on family nights and in several bridge groups.  She enjoyed swimming especially with her grandchildren. She loved to knit & crochet, making a multitude of socks, sweaters & afghans, most she designed herself.
She persevered through many trials and hardships including what can only be considered the greatest heartbreak a parent can have: burying two of her children.  
Later in life she continued to pass these virtues on to her grandchildren.  She tended to each of them as if they were her own.  By the time of her passing she was the revered matriarch of almost 40 children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  
She was preceded by her husband Paul A. Baumann, daughter Mary Ellen, son James F., sisters Peggy and Jane, and brothers Francis, Edward and Thomas.
Helen is survived by her eight children; Paul A. Jr. (Ramona) of Gettysburg, PA, Patricia A. Ohanian of Frederick, MD, Barbara J. Mooney-O’Brien (Steven) of Syracuse, NY, Mark E. (Joyce) of Oneida, NY, Martha J. of Syracuse, NY, Joan B. Skawski of Ithaca, NY, Margaret B. Bergdolt (Mark) of Lafayette, CO, and Thomas M. (Diane) of Zephyrhills, FL., 20 grandchildren and 14 (and counting) great grandchildren; her brother and sisters, Dr. William Walsh, Mrs. Marie Dubick, Mrs. Patricia Herman, all of the greater Buffalo, NY area and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
We, her children, have no doubt she now resides in heaven laughing with her siblings who have gone before her and maybe showing the angels how to remove tarnish from halos with vinegar and a little elbow grease.  
The family invites you to join us as we celebrate the life of this wonderful woman on Saturday, August 4th at 11:00 AM, in St. Ann’s Church, 4471 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13219.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Richard P. Kaley

Calling hours will be Friday, June 15 from 4 -6 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, New York, 13209.

       Richard P. Kaley, 89 of Baldwinsville, passed away peacefully on Monday at the Syracuse Home.  
       Born in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Garden City High School and Cornell University. He retired from Agway Inc. after 27 years as a Construction Manager and was a Professional Engineer in the State of New York. He served in the US Army 508 Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War. 
       Predeceased by his mother, Lucile Kelly, two brothers John and Robert, his wife Jean, and daughter Melinda Leaf.
       Survived by a son Todd (Denise), two daughters, Laurelle and Lisa Kaley-Heyn (Matt) of Camillus, and five grandchildren; Stephanie Leaf, Lindsay Kaley, Shane Heyn, Amanda Kaley, and Samantha Heyn.
       The family would like to thank the staff at the Syracuse Home for the great care and love over the past five years.
       Calling hours will be Friday, June 15 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, New York, 13209.
       In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the CNY Alzhiemers Association,  441 W Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse, NY 13204.
 
 


Mary Ellen (Aungier) O’Hara

There will be no calling hours. 
       A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Ave., Syracuse, NY. by her son, Fr. Michael. 

Mary Ellen (Aungier) O’Hara, 94, died May 8, 2018, at home in the presence of her loving family. Born in Lafayette, Mary was the daughter of the late Edward and Julia (McManus) Aungier. 
Mary graduated at the young age of nineteen from Syracuse University with a degree in Home Economics. In years past, she was an active member of the Women’s Club of the NY State Fair, the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and was an active member of the Democratic Party. She retired from the Onondaga County Department of Social Services. Mary was a very active member of the parish she loved for over 65 years, Most Holy Rosary Parish.
Most important in Mary’s life were her faith and her family. On any special occasion when Mary would be asked by one of her daughters “what piece of jewelry could we give you”, she would always respond “I have all the jewels I could ever want with my children and grandchildren”.
Mary was pre-deceased by her husband, Robert V., and three daughters, Colleen, Mary Margaret and Maureen and one grandchild, Brigid. She was also pre-deceased by her two brothers, Bernard and William. 
       Mary leaves behind five daughters, Kathleen, Eileen, Sheila (Chip) ,Teresa (Mark), and Donna(Todd), and five sons, Fr. Michael OMI, Joseph (Ann), Robert, Daniel (Monique) and Kevin (Dawn). 
       Mary is survived by thirty-two grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren.
       There will be no calling hours. 
       A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Ave., Syracuse, NY. by her son, Fr. Michael. 
       A special thanks and appreciation are extended by the family to Hospice of Central NY for their gentle care given to our mother. 
       In lieu of flowers donations made be made to “Teal There’s a Cure” 157 Hancock Dr., Syracuse, NY, 13207 or to Most Holy Rosary Church. 
        Arrangements are being handled by Whelan Bros. and Hulchanski Funeral Home of Syracuse, NY.






Thomas E. Donaldson

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Hope Church, 4845 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205.                      
There will be two hours of visitation at the Church prior to the service from 9:00 - 11:00 am.
Burial with Military Honors in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Thomas E. Donaldson, 82, of Syracuse passed away peacefully on Monday.  A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he graduated from St. Anthony of Padua High School.  Tom was a self employed Licensed Master Plumber for sixty years, doing business as William L. Naughton Plumbing & Heating.  He was a member of the National Guard and was honorably discharged from the US Air Force.  
Tom was predeceased by a brother George.
He is survived by his wife of sixty years Joan (Forget) two sons, Thomas II (Lisa) and William.  Four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister Eileen Pelletier, a sister-in-law Cheryl De Forget, a brother-in-law Robert (Ann Marie) and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Hope Church, 4845 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205.                      
There will be two hours of visitation at the Church prior to the service from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Burial with Military Honors in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
Contributions in Toms name may be made to the CNY SPCA, 5878 East Molloy Road, Syracuse, New York, 13211.

Mary Hartnett Schirmer

A memorial gathering for family and close friends will be held at The Hiawatha Inn in Truxton, NY from 1 – 5 PM on Sunday, May 6.

Mary Hartnett Schirmer, age 87, of Fairmount, NY passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Camillus.  


Mary was born to the late Daniel and Gertrude Hartnett on October 5, 1930 in Syracuse, and was a native of Truxton.  Mary was a graduate of Truxton Central School, SUNY Cortland, and Onondaga Community College. She taught at Liverpool Central Schools and Jamesville-Dewitt Central Schools and worked at the Department of Agriculture for several years.  


Mary is survived by daughter Margaret Timofy of Camillus; son Charles Schirmer (Sara Scanga) of Cazenovia; grandsons William and Robert Schirmer; sisters Katherine Hartnett of Truxton, Helen Anderson of Fairmount, and Anne Neugebauer of Cortland; nine nieces, sixteen nephews; and many cousins.  She is predeceased by her brothers, Donel, Charles, and Louis Hartnett, all of Truxton; and 2 nephews.


A memorial gathering for family and close friends will be held at The Hiawatha Inn in Truxton, NY from 1:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 6.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Hartnett Scholarship Fund, c/o Homer Education Foundation, PO Box 174, Homer, NY, 13077.



Joyce M. Schultz
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 20th at St. Michaels-St. Peters at 11:00 AM.
Reception to follow. Burial will be private.

Joyce M. Schultz, 76 of Syracuse, Passed away on Saturday. Survived by her four children Michael (Antoinette) Schultz, Sandy (Art) LaBoon, Lori (John) Hentschel and Philip (Monica) Schultz. Nine grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. 
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 20th at St. Michaels-St. Peters at 11:00 AM. Reception to follow. Burial will be private.
     Arrangements have been entrusted to Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski FH.


  



Margaret B. Powless

Visitation will be held at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home on Thursday, April 19
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 A Prayer Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. 
Burial to follow in Onondaga Valley Cemetery.

Margaret B. Powless, 95, of Camillus passed away peacefully on Friday. She was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area.
She was predeceased by her husband Gilbert, son Bruce and her brothers and sister.
Survived by a son Gilbert Powless of Syracuse, daughter Nancy (William) Rockwell of Camillus. Several nieces and nephews.
  A special thank you to Cindy Mike.
Visitation will be held at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home on Thursday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. 
Burial to follow in Onondaga Valley Cemetery.




George D. Carbery
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM on Friday,  April 6 at St. Rose of Lima Church, 407 S. Main Street, N. Syracuse, NY 13212
Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt, NY.

George D. Carbery, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday. He was a lifetime resident of Westvale and graduate of Westhill High School. George was a fan of Westhill sports and could usually be seen on the sidelines of their sporting events. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force. 
He retired from St. Rose of Lima Parish. 
Predeceased by his father John Carbery, and a brother John. 
Survived by his mother Ann Carbery, sister Peggy (Chuck) Cassidy, nephews and a niece. 
Grand-nephews and one grand-niece.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM on Friday,  April 6 at St. Rose of Lima Church, 407 S. Main Street, N. Syracuse, NY 13212
Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dewitt, NY.
Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Westhill Booster Club, 4501 Onondaga Blvd. Syracuse, NY.



Patrick C. Witt
Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 2 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
Services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, April 3 at 9:00 AM.
Burial in Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors.

Patrick C. Witt, 63, of Solvay passed away peacefully on Wednesday after a long term illness.  He was born in Rome, NY to Paul and Veronica Witt. After graduating highschool he served for four years in the US Air Force. Patrick was employed by North American Van Lines for 28 years and the last ten years was a driver for Humphey’s Trucking. He was awarded  “Top Driver” for the last four years. He loved classic cars, his motorcycle and his dog “Bud”.  
He is predeceased by his parents and brother Paul, and Mother in law Joy Retzos.
Survived by his loving wife Christine Retzos-Witt, his three children; daughter Jennie (Marty) Alesia, a son Michael and daughter Laura Witt, three brothers; John, Rob, and Tom, his father in law George Retzos, sister in law Alicia Messer, and brother in law Jimmy Retzos.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 2 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209.
Services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, April 3 at 9:00 AM.
Burial in Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors.
Contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN, 38105




      

James W.  Pastella

Friends may call on Monday, March 19 from  5 - 7 p.m. at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209
       
A prayer service will be held Tuesday, March 20, at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home.
       
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. at St Michael’s & St. Peters Church, 4782 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215.
Entombment in St. Mary's Mausoleum. 


       The world lost another really good guy the other day.  James W.  Pastella, 95, of Onondaga Hill, a former longtime Southside resident, passed away March 15, 2018. He was a communicant of St Michael’s Church of Onondaga Hill and Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Jim graduated from Syracuse University and was a New York State Licensed Public Accountant; he had served as an officer in the NY Society of Public Accountants. He and his wife were long time bowlers at various lanes in Syracuse. While living in Brookdale at Summerfield after his wife’s passing, Jim continued his bowling with the Wii bowling league. He loved to golf and had been a member and treasurer of the Hatalla golf league at Pine Grove in Camillus; he finally agreed at age 92 to use a golf cart.            He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran serving in the European theatre with the 801st/492nd Bombardment Group, the Carpetbaggers. Like many veterans, Jim did not talk about his service. His family was surprised to learn about his actions as a copilot of a B-24 bomber.  In addition to bombing runs, one of his crew’s roles was for the OSS (forerunner of today's Central Intelligence Agency) delivering insurgents and supplies behind enemy lines at night and at low altitude, flying through Swiss Mountain passes. For this service, in 2014, he was honored in a ceremony at the French Consulate in New York City with France’s highest award, the Insignia of Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honor of France.  Another of the highlights for Jim as a veteran was his trip to the World War II memorial in Washington on Mission 1 with Honor Flight Syracuse. Because of this, he met a new friend who took him for a thrilling ride over Skaneateles in a Stearman PT-17 biplane. He loved to fly through the clouds.
       He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, and daughter Christine James. 
       Jim is survived by his daughter, Linda (Thomas) Quinn of Baldwinsville;  four grandchildren, Alissa (Jay) Haas, Courtney (Joshua) Kraham, Scott James, Dan (Erica) James; five great-grandchildren, Jayden, Samuel, Casey, and Olivia Haas and  Kellen Kraham. 
       Jim enjoyed his time with his many friends at Summerfield. The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale Summerfield for their care and concern and all those involved with Jim’s care at the University Hospital Community Campus.
       Friends may call on Monday, March 19 from  5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209
       A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home.
       A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. at St Michael’s & St. Peters Church, 4782 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215. Entombment: St. Mary's Mausoleum. 
       Contributions may be made to Honor Flight Syracuse, PO Box 591, Syracuse, NY 13209 or to the Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204



James Togias

 There will be an hour of visitation on Monday, March 19 at 10:00 AM prior to the 11:00 AM funeral service at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 
325 Waring Road, Syracuse, NY 13224.
Burial in Onondaga Valley Cemetery.

James Togias passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday.  Born on April 15, 1923, James was a lifetime resident of Syracuse. He worked on his parents farm for many years and was employed for over 40 years at General Electric as a Production Supervisor.  An avid golfer, he loved to challenge his nephews to a match, results were always in question. He was a die hard Yankees fan; loved his Syracuse sports teams. He was an avid reader with a love for American history, westerns, and novels.
He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Alexandria Togias, his wife Mary, and infant daughter Alexis.
Survived by his daughters Stephanie (Robert) Demont, Diana (Aldo) Farneti, a brother Ned Togias, six grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 19 in St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 325 Waring Road, Syracuse, NY 13224.  There will be an hour of visitation at 10:00 AM prior to the service at the church.
Burial in Onondaga Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers Contributions may be made in to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088.



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