Obituaries

Grace Virginia (Falcone) Corrente

Aug 15, 2022

   Grace Virginia (Falcone) Corrente, 99, of Camillus, passed away Monday at home. Born on June 7, 1923, in Gala, Sicily, she arrived at Ellis Island on July 11, 1929, at the age of six. At age 16, she met the love of her life and they shared 63 years of marriage.

   Grace loved her native Italy. However, she...

Edward J. Widowski

Aug 15, 2022

Edward J. Widowski, 92, of Fairmount, passed away Monday at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Scranton, PA, he served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Ed retired from Allied Chemical Corp. in 1988 after 33 years as a maintenance supervisor. He also worked at his beloved wife’s family business, South Side Recreation Lanes. Ed’s...

Esther G. Underwood

Aug 14, 2022

Esther G. Underwood, 89, of Elbridge, went home to be in the arms of Jesus on Sunday at home. Born in Syracuse, she grew up near Split Rock on Onondaga Hill. She lived in Camillus for 40 years before moving to Elbridge in 1988. Esther was employed for 30 years by Penn Traffic Co. as an accountant before retiring. She...

Diana J. DeLong

Aug 13, 2022

Diana J. DeLong, 82, of Camillus, passed away Saturday at Francis House. She received her bachelor's degree from Columbia College and was elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment as a student. Diana was employed for many years at Carrier Corp. as an inside sales and customer service representative....

Thomas L. "Big Jake" Jacobsen

Aug 11, 2022

Thomas L. “Big Jake” Jacobsen, 94, of Camillus, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Thursday. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was employed at Dorco. for over 40 years as an overhead door salesman before retiring in 1992. Thomas enjoyed retirement in Arizona and Florida before moving back to the Syracuse area. He was...

May Mei Yun Huang Li

Aug 10, 2022

May Mei Yun Huang Li passed away on Wednesday, in New York City where she lived for the past 20 years.    May was born in Changhua, Taiwan in 1947 to parents Sam-Mu Huang and Kao-Miao Huang. She graduated from the prestigious National Taiwan Normal University’s Department of Music in 1969, an exclusive and renowned music program.  Upon graduation, she taught...

Ruth Ann Lawton

Aug 9, 2022

Ruth Ann Lawton, 72, of Syracuse, passed away Tuesday at Crouse Hospital. She was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area and attended Corcoran High School. Ruth was employed by West Genesee School District for over five years with the food services and transportation departments. She then worked for over 20 years at Upstate Community Hospital in environmental services before...

Olga Burko

Aug 8, 2022

Olga Burko, 78, of Syracuse, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Crouse Hospital. Born in Ukraine, she moved to the Syracuse area on April 15, 1992. Olga was employed by Arcom Labs as an assembler and then worked at PPC Broadband, Inc. She was a member of the First Ukrainian Pentecostal Church.

Olga...

Mary (Petrocci) Crawford

Aug 7, 2022

Mary (Petrocci) Crawford, 92, of Geddes, passed away Sunday. Born and raised in Solvay, she was a 1948 graduate of Solvay High School. Mary began her work career in 1949 with the County of Onondaga, later being chosen as the first executive secretary to County Executive John H. Mulroy. She later retired from Onondaga Community College after working in the...

Timothy Ryan Bushallow

Aug 4, 2022

Timothy R. Bushallow, 41, of Camillus, passed away Thursday. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a graduate of West Genesee High School and HVAC School in Myrtle Beach, SC. Tim was employed by Eaton Crouse-Hinds in Syracuse. He was a former West Genesee School hockey player and enjoyed cooking. Above all, Tim loved spending time with his...

Joseph John Isyk

Aug 2, 2022

Joseph J. Isyk, 81, of Jacksonville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday at his home. Born on February 1, 1941, and raised in Syracuse, he moved to Virginia in 2001 and resided in Florida since 2017 under the excellent care of his daughter, Melinda, and her spouse, Betty. Joseph was a graduate of Central Tech High...

Sister Helen Dolores Hart, CSJ

Jul 30, 2022

Sister Helen Dolores Hart, CSJ, died on July 30 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.   Sister Helen was 77 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 58 years.

A Syracuse native, Sister Helen was the daughter of Helen Mertz and Cornelius Hart. She was the youngest of three children, joining older brothers Neil and Bill. Sister...

Bobbie O'Brien

Jul 30, 2022

Bobbie O'Brien, 75, of Camillus, passed away Saturday at Crouse Hospital. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of West Genesee High School. Bobbie was employed by Dun & Bradstreet for 25 years. She was also a hairdresser and worked at Home Depot before retiring in 2012. She was an avid Yankees fan and loved spending...

William David McConnell

Jul 30, 2022

William D. McConnell, 67, of Fairmount, passed away on Saturday.  Bill was a “Halloween baby” born to Catherine and Jack McConnell. He was a graduate of West Genesee High School and Onondaga Community College. 

Bill worked at Crucible Steel in the melt shop for over 30 years.  He had always been an avid reader and after his retirement, he seized...

Richard Anthony Lucio

Jul 30, 2022

Richard Anthony Lucio, 80, of Solvay, passed away Saturday. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a 1959 graduate of Solvay High School and attended Bakersfield College. He worked for Allied Chemical for over 20 years. He then opened his own restaurant, Lucio’s Seafood, with his wife, Rose Ann. Rich was a former member of Western Hills Church...

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