Obituaries

Helen J. (Lenkiewicz) Vickers

Oct 4, 2022

Helen J. (Lenkiewicz) Vickers, 83, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday at home. Born in Syracuse, she was employed by Dr. Anthony J. LaTessa for 29 years, retiring in 1998. Helen was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School. She was a former communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Syracuse where she was a member of the choir, officer of the...

Audrey Elaine Denny

Oct 3, 2022

Audrey Elaine Denny, 75, of Syracuse, passed away Monday at Upstate Community Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she earned her nursing degree in 1971 and began working at Upstate Medical Center. Audrey retired after over 40 years of dedicated service with Planned Parenthood and was a strong advocate of women’s health. She...

James "Jim" Lozott

Oct 1, 2022

James "Jim" Lozott, 84, of Camillus, passed away Saturday at Crouse Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse and Camillus areas. Jim was employed by Roadway Express for 25 years before retiring in 1992 and was a delivery driver for Sam Rao Florist for many years after retirement. Jim was a member of the Teamsters Local 317, Elbridge...

Kurt B. Peterson

Sep 29, 2022

Kurt B. Peterson, 81, of Cicero, passed away Thursday at The Cottages at Garden Grove. Born in Salem, MA, he spent most of his life in the Syracuse area. Kurt graduated from Solvay High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Hobart College. He was an Army veteran and retired from Mid-State Contracting after 30 years. Kurt was an avid...

Virginia Katherine (Graf) Rand

Sep 23, 2022

Virginia Katherine (Graf) Rand, 96, of Camillus, passed away Friday, September 23, at Francis House.

Virginia was born in 1926 in Syracuse and raised on Tennyson Avenue on Tipperary Hill.  Her parents, Marie and Simon Graf, were Ellis Island immigrants from Germany who met in Syracuse in 1910.  Virginia was a graduate of Central High School and received her BSN...

Teruko A. Stacy

Sep 17, 2022

Teruko A. Stacy, 92, of Nedrow, passed away Saturday at home. Born and raised in Japan, she moved to the United States in 1954. Teruko was employed with Loretto for over 20 years, working as a nurse’s aide and as a clerk in the Central Supply Dept. She was a member of the Japanese American Cultural Exchange Society and enjoyed...

John R. "Jack" Kelly

Sep 13, 2022

John R. “Jack” Kelly, 97, of Skaneateles, passed away Tuesday at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, Jack was an Army veteran of WWII, and received the Silver Star Medal and Purple Heart. He was employed with the Syracuse City School District for 32 years. A communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Skaneateles, Jack enjoyed...

Ruth M. Holden

Sep 13, 2022

Ruth M. Holden, 94, of Baldwinsville, passed away Tuesday at Syracuse Home at McHarrie Place.

Ruth was predeceased in 2002 by her husband of 20 years, William; son, Gary in 1994; and brother, Paul McIntyre in 2018.

  Surviving are her daughter, Janet E. (Bernie) Horning of Parish; grandson, Phillip L. (Jamie) Eipp II of Pulaski; great-grandchildren, Cali Rey and...

Lois Jean Harter

Sep 11, 2022

Lois Jean Harter, 77, of Camillus, passed away Sunday at Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of Cazenovia High School and earned her master's degree from SUNY Cortland. Lois taught elementary school with the Skaneateles School District for 33 years, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed traveling the world, painting,...

Mark Thomas Ganley

Sep 11, 2022

Mark Thomas Ganley, of Camillus, passed away on Sunday, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on November 7, 1954 to Bob and Rita (Sharkey) Ganley. Mark grew up in a large Irish Catholic family in the Eastwood neighborhood of Syracuse.

Mark attended Blessed Sacrament Church and graduated from Henninger High School. He spent over a 30-year career...

Maurice Patrick Downey Jr.

Sep 10, 2022

Maurice P. Downey, Jr., 67, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, after a long illness. Maurice was an honor graduate of Bishop Ludden High School and attended SUNY Plattsburgh. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years on the USS Enterprise. He worked for many years at Cicero-North Syracuse School District and at NYS Thruway Authority. Maurice will be...

Eugenia Dmytryszyn Don

Sep 9, 2022

 

 

Our beloved mother and Baba, Eugenia, (Zhenia), passed away on Friday.  Eugenia was born in Zhitomir, Ukraine, the second eldest of five children.  At the end of World War II, she and her family were relocated to Stuttgart, Germany, where she met her future husband, Walter.  During the time in Germany, Eugenia trained as a seamstress.  She and...

John H. Chatfield

Sep 8, 2022

John “Jack” H. Chatfield, 70, of Camillus, passed away Thursday at home. A lifetime resident of the Camillus area, he was employed at Carrier Corp for over 25 years. He enjoyed woodworking and classic cars, but, above all, he loved spending time with his family.

John was predeceased by his parents, Geraldine “Jerry” and John “Chatty” Chatfield.

Surviving are his...

Raymond John Ackerman

Sep 7, 2022

Raymond John Ackerman, 94, passed away Wednesday, September 7 in Winston Salem, NC, surrounded by his family. He was born in Brooklyn on September 12, 1927.  Raymond lived in NYC until moving to Syracuse in 1955. He then settled in North Carolina 25 years later.  

Raymond worked for New York Telephone Co. before transferring to North Carolina to work...

Mark Kevin McQueeney

Sep 7, 2022

Mark K. McQueeney, 68, of Marcellus, passed away Wednesday, peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Born in Auburn, he was a 1972 graduate of West Genesee High School and attended Auburn Community College. Mark began his career in telecommunications at NY Telephone Co., where he spent 30 years in data communications. He led the effort to design and build NYSERNET,...

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