Kent G. Wheeler Sr., 82, of Camillus, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Syracuse on Saturday, May 5, 1928, he was the son of Ralph Edward Wheeler Sr. and Grace Edna Wheeler. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse and Camillus area, he was a Navy veteran of World War II. Kent retired in 1980 after 26 years with Centro Bus. He was a former member of Howlett Hill Fire Department. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Kent was predeceased by his brother, George; and sister, Mary Lou. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Martha Slater; sons and daughter-in-law, Kent Wheeler Jr. of Cuyler, Michael and Katherine Wheeler of Syracuse and Edward Wheeler of Auburn; grandchildren, Kent and Karissa Wheeler III of Windsor, Joel and Jennifer Wheeler of Weedsport, and Meghan and Cory Sheldon of Rochester; great-grandchildren, Kyler and Kenzee Wheeler; sisters, Gloria Higgins, Grace Colton and Dorothy Erlenbach; brothers, John, Robert, Henry and Ralph Jr.; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call Monday, December 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 21 at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Jewell officiating. Kent will be laid to rest in the spring at Howlett Hill Cemetery, Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Golisano Children's Hospital, c/o University Hospital, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.