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Obituaries

Recent Obituaries
 


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.





Helene Irma (Smidt) (McDonald) Smith


Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 19 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, New York, 13209.
A service will follow calling hours at 12:00 noon with Dc. Robert Fangio.
Burial will be private. 


Helene Irma (Smidt) (McDonald) Smith, 91, of Marcellus, New York, passed away Sunday at Upstate Medical Center after a short illness.  
Born in Bremen, Germany, she immigrated to the United States in 1948 and lived in Marcellus most of her life. Helene retired from General Electric in 1986 after 37 years where she worked as a coordinator in the Television Department and HEMD (Heavy Military Department) on Farrell Road.
Helene enjoyed a very active retirement. She volunteered at Community General Hospital for a time, and she was a very active member of the German American Society of Central New York, as well as an avid and skillful Bingo player. She enjoyed traveling and made many trips to Germany and Austria as well as Hawaii.
She was predeceased by her husbands Roderick McDonald and George Ray Smith, (Smitty).
She is survived by many nieces and nephews both in the United States and Germany.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 19 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, New York, 13209.
A service will follow calling hours at 12:00 noon with Dc. Robert Fangio.
Burial will be private. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33607.





David J. Fox

Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 4 - 7 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30PM, on Friday, February 16, at Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219.  
Burial will be private.


David J. Fox, 64 of Camillus passed away Friday after a long courageous battle with brain cancer. David was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Ralph and Mary Fox. He retired as a Sergeant from Fayetteville-Manlius Police Department and from New Venture Gear.  David’s passion was working on and racing his #50 stock-car, fishing, traveling, and warm weather. He had a very charismatic personality and will always be known as the family comedian. 
David is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Walsh); son, Christopher Fox; two daughters, Stacey (TJ) MacDonald, Brenda Fox (Fiancé, Ryan Schmid); 5 grandchildren; brother Dennis (Petra) Fox, Doug (Rita) Fox; sister Diane Gould; and several nieces and nephews. 
Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30PM, on Friday, February 16, at Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219.  
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.




Rose Marie Bronzetti

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 AM in Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Avenue, Syracuse, NY
Burial will be private. 


Rose Marie Bronzetti, 93, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Auburn, NY to Antonio and Carmella Leonti.  Rose retired from Dey Brothers Department Store after 20 years.  She was a member of the Italian Heritage Club, the Catholic Golden Agers and the IAAC.  Rose loved to garden, cook and spend precious time with her family.
She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years Vincent “Jim” Bronzetti in 2011.  Her son Joseph Bronzetti, her brother Orazzio Leonti and son in law Gregory Paige.
Rose is survived by her three daughters, Teresa Paige of Tyler, TX, Carmel Ann Bronzetti of Miami, FL, and Sylvia (James) McCarthy of Syracuse, daughter in law, Betsy Webb-Bronzetti. Six grandchildren, Michael Paige, Elizabeth (Matthew) Beadnell, Melissa (Nicholas) Stancato, Lisa (Daniel) Duffy, Thomas (Sarah) and Alicia Bronzetti. Two great-grandchildren Evelyn Rose Stancato and Michael McCarthy Beadnell; and several nieces and nephews. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 AM in Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Avenue, Syracuse, NY
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 
Burial will be private. 
Contributions may be made in Rose’s name to Hospice of CNY.





Ramona Leitner Perrine

Visitation will be held at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209 on Saturday, January 6 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 
A service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 AM. 
Burial will be private. 


      Ramona Leitner Perrine, 100, passed away peacefully on New Years Day.  Ramona was born at home on the family farm in Nebraska before women had the right to vote. She drove a car at 9 and was a trick horse rider.  She married Roy Perrine in 1940. They remained married until Roy's death in 2003. They moved to Syracuse in 1942. She went to work for USAir (then called Mohawk Airlines) at age 50. This allowed her to travel the world from Kenya to Japan. She retired at 65. Ramona was an excellent cook, expert seamstress, golfer and bridge player. She was active in the community and belonged to the Tuscarora Golf Club.
Ramona is survived by three daughters. Rochelle Perrine, grandson Gregory Schmalz of Berkley, CA., granddaughter Kirsten Leitner (Paul Loomis) of Nevada City, CA.  Stephanie Publicker (Mark) of Gorham, ME., grandson Daniel Publicker and great-granddaughter Isabelle of Gorham, ME., granddaughter Suzanna Mettham (James) and great-grandson, Henry, of Brooklyn, NY. Wendy Osborne (Mark) of Syracuse, NY, granddaughter Lauren Osborne of Portland, OR., and grandson Ethan of Syracuse, NY. and a sister Gerada Nelson (Ted) of Stillwater, OK. 
      Ramona’s family would like to thank Dr. Martin Noonan for his compassionate care over many years. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Clarebridge Assisted Living, Keepsake Village at Greenpoint and St. Camillus for their devoted care and attention.
      Visitation will be held at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Syracuse, NY 13209 on Saturday, January 6 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 AM. 
Burial will be private. 
     Contributions may be made to Ovarian Cancer, Research Fund Alliance, ocrfa.org.



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