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LaVerne L. Powell

August 14, 1931 — September 23, 2021

LaVerne L. Powell, 90, of Raleigh, NC, passed away Thursday at home. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, she moved to the Syracuse area in 1957. A graduate of Port Richmond High School, LaVerne worked as a keypunch operator for several years while her fiance, and later husband, Noble was serving in the Air Force. She returned to work to support her children in college. A communicant of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, she volunteered for more than twenty years at ECHO Meals on Wheels and at the Fairmont Community library where she was also a trustee. She enjoyed playing bridge and participated in the Empire State Senior Games. Above all, LaVerne loved spending time with her family.

LaVerne was predeceased by her husband, Noble in 1987; parents, William and Alberda Izett, and brother, Reynold Izett.

Surviving are her sons, Kenneth (Margaret) of Raleigh, NC and Donald of Dallas, TX; daughter, Ellen (John) Fotino of North Andover, MA; grandsons, Stephen and Thomas Powell; granddaughters, Samantha and Kaitlyn Fotino; great-grandsons, Charles and Henry; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 am at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 5108 W. Genesee St., Camillus. LaVerne will be laid to rest in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Development Dept., 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

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