The Observer-Dispatch Obituaries

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October 24, 2017

Richard F. Blau

Richard F. Blau

Minoa, NY

Richard F. Blau MINOA, NY - Richard F. Blau, 84, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Born in Deansboro, he graduated from Waterville High School. He served eight years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Lockeed Martin. He was an amateur...

Betty J. Buck

Betty J. Buck

Yorkville, NY

Betty J. Buck 1929 - 2017 YORKVILLE - Mrs. Betty J. Buck, 87, of Yorkville, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the St. Luke's Home in New Hartford with her loving family by her side. Betty was born in Herkimer, NY on December 14, 1929, the daughter of Charles and...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2017.

Marylou Friers

Marylou Friers

Waterville/oriskany Falls, NY

Marylou Friers 1941 - 2017 WATERVILLE/ORISKANY FALLS - Marylou Friers, 75, a resident of the Waterville Residential Care Center, formerly of Oriskany Falls, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the home. Marylou was born December 8, 1941 in Utica, the...

Ronald Schaupp M.D.

Ronald Schaupp M.D.

Hamilton, NY

Ronald Schaupp, M.D. 1934 - 2017 HAMILTON - Ronald Schaupp, MD, formerly of Watertown, NY, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. Ron was born in Floral Park, Long Island, NY on May 17, 1934. He was educated in the public school system, including Sewanhaka High School in Floral...

October 23, 2017

Clara T. Potenza

Clara T. Potenza

Frankfort, NY

Clara T. Potenza 1921 - 2017 FRANKFORT - Clara T. Potenza, 96 years old, of 106 Seventh Ave., passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Bassett Health Care with her family by her side. She was born on Wednesday, January 5, 1921 in Herkimer, the daughter of the late Anthony...

October 22, 2017

Frances M. Donovan

Frances M. Donovan

New Hartford, NY

Frances M. Donovan 1934 - 2017 NEW HARTFORD - Frances M. Donovan, 83, passed away on September 23, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in the Bronx, NY, on August 10, 1934, the daughter of the late Francis and Virginia Colkin Carson, Fran...

Lorraine F. Gallup

Lorraine F. Gallup

Deansboro, NY

Lorraine F. Gallup 1930 - 2017 DEANSBORO - Lorraine F. Gallup, 86, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Sitrin Health Care Center, New Hartford. She was born December 13, 1930 in Sauquoit, a daughter of the late Chester and Florence Shaw DeCarr and received her...

Donna Collver Harris

Donna Collver Harris

Frankfort, NY

Donna Collver Harris 1942 - 2017 FRANKFORT - Donna Collver Harris, 75, left this world to join her Lord in Heaven on October 18, 2017, with her devoted husband at her side. She was born in Utica, on April 23, 1942, a daughter of the late John (Tick) and Lois Bloomfield Collver...

Marilyn Hess

Marilyn Hess

Utica, NY

Marilyn Hess 1943 - 2017 UTICA - Marilyn Hess, 74, of Heritage Healthcare, formerly of Willow Park and Little Falls, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was born on June 4, 1943, in Utica, a daughter of the late Everett and Marion Taylor Hess. Marilyn was a graduate of T.R....

Forrest Robinson Kelly

Forrest Robinson Kelly

Palm City, FL

Forrest Robinson Kelly 1923 - 2017 PALM CITY, FL - Forrest Robinson Kelly, 94, died October 19, 2017 at Water's Edge in Palm City, Florida. He was born in Harlingen, Texas, on May 29, 1923. From 1943-945 he served with the 251st QM CO., 71st Division XX Corps, 3rd Army. He...

Carolyn LaRock

Carolyn LaRock

New Hartford, NY

Carolyn LaRock 1936 - 2017 NEW HARTFORD - Carolyn LaRock, 81, passed away on October 18, 2017 at the Presbyterian Home with her devoted sister at her side. She was born on May 28, 1936, in Utica, to the late Edward and Lela Roth Coughlin and was a graduate of Sauquoit Valley...

Florence D. Siemski

Florence D. Siemski

Newport, NY

Florence D. Siemski 1936 - 2017 NEWPORT - Florence D. Siemski, 81, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2017 at Eastern Star Home. She was born on March 22, 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Anna Di Siena Castelli and was a graduate of Proctor High...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2017.

James L. Smith Jr.

James L. Smith Jr.

New Hartford, NY

James L. Smith, Jr. 1951 - 2017 NEW HARTFORD - James L. Smith, Jr., 65, died October 19, 2017 at Albany Medical Center after a long illness. He was born December 5, 1951 in Kenosha, WI, son of the late James L., Sr. and Alice Johnson Smith. He received his Master's Degree in...

Robert A. Toukatly

Robert A. Toukatly

Whitesboro, NY

Robert A. Toukatly 1931 - 2017 WHITESBORO - Robert A. Toukatly, 85, died on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare. He was born on December 13, 1931, in Utica, a son of the late Fraser and Suzanne Korchio Toukatly and was educated locally. At one time, he...

Richard Morris "Dick" Waldron

Richard Morris "Dick" Waldron

Whitesboro, NY

Richard Morris "Dick" Waldron 1933 - 2017 WHITESBORO - Richard Morris "Dick" Waldron, 83, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 after a brief illness. Born November 18, 1933 in Utica, New York, he was the son of Helen Richards Waldron and Howard Ellison Waldron. He grew up...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2017.

October 21, 2017

George M. Calicchia

George M. Calicchia

Ilion, NY

George M. Calicchia 1928 - 2017 ILION - Mr. George M. Calicchia, age 89, passed away peacefully, early Thursday morning, October 19, 2017, in the privacy and comfort of his home. At the time of his passing, he was blessed with the love and support of his devoted family and...

Richard E. Primmar

Richard E. Primmar

Barneveld, NY

Richard E. Primmar 1929 - 2017 BARNEVELD - Richard E. Primmar died peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017 at age 88. He was born July 10, 1929 in Little Falls, NY. Richard graduated from Little Falls High School, with honors, in 1947 and attended MVCC to enhance his knowledge...

Congetta T. Sykes (Carbone)

Congetta T. Sykes (Carbone)

Frankfort, FL

Congetta T. (Carbone) Sykes 1930 - 2017 FRANKFORT/MARGATE, FL - Mrs. Congetta T. "Connie" (Carbone) Sykes, age 87, went peacefully home to our Lord on October 13, 2017 with her loving family by her side at her Florida home. Born in Frankfort on April 28, 1930, Congetta was...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2017.

October 20, 2017

Yolanda A. Benedetto (Viti)

Yolanda A. Benedetto (Viti)

New Hartford, NY

Yolanda A. (Viti) Benedetto 1923 - 2017 NEW HARTFORD - Mrs. Yolanda A. "Yo" (Viti) Benedetto, age 94, went home to the Lord as she passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Born in Utica on April 15, 1923, Yolanda was the daughter of the...

John M. Cooper (Jack) Jr.

John M. Cooper (Jack) Jr.

New Hartford, NY

John (Jack) M. Cooper, Jr. 1931 - 2017 NEW HARTFORD - John (Jack) M. Cooper, Jr., 86, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in the comfort of his home. He was born on June 21, 1931, in Springfield, MA, son of the late John M. and Norma Smith Cooper. He graduated from...

Robert G. Gossin

Robert G. Gossin

Whitesboro, NY

Robert G. Gossin 1936 - 2017 WHITESBORO - Robert G. Gossin, 81, of Whitesboro, entered into his Heavenly Home, Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Presbyterian Home for CNY. He was born on January 24, 1936, in Utica, a son of Harry and Margaret (Kunkel) Gossin. He graduated from...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2017.

October 19, 2017

Louis Richard Diana

Louis Richard Diana

Frankfort, NY

Louis Richard Diana 1943 - 2017 FRANKFORT - Louis "Lou" Richard Diana, age 74, entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 12, 2017. At the time of his passing, which occurred at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, he was surrounded by his loving...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2017.

Richard J. "Dick" Graniero

Richard J. "Dick" Graniero

New Hartford, NY

Richard J. "Dick" Graniero 1927 - 2017 NEW HARTFORD- Mr. Richard J. "Dick" Graniero, age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2017 amid the love of his family and the amenity of the Abraham House. Born in Utica on February 3, 1927, Richard was the son of the late...

Jeanette I. Kennard

Jeanette I. Kennard

Deansboro, NY

Jeanette I. Kennard 1928 - 2017 DEANSBORO - Jeanette I. Kennard, 89, a lifelong resident of Deansboro, passed away in the Waterville Residential Care Center on Monday, October 16th, 2017. She was born in Oriskany Falls on February 06, 1928, to Edward DeForest Ingersoll and...

Patrick Tynan Kress

Patrick Tynan Kress

Chadwicks, NY

Patrick Tynan Kress 1934 - 2017 CHADWICKS - Patrick T. Kress, 83, avid horseman and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Friday, October 13th, 2017 after a short illness at the Lutheran Home, in Clinton, with his family by his side. He was...

Joseph W. Morelle

Joseph W. Morelle

N. Utica, NY

Joseph W. Morelle 1957 - 2017 Original Greens NORTH UTICA - Joseph Walter Morelle, 60, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born in Utica on July 2, 1957, a son of the late Walter and Dolores...

Neil A. Palmer

Neil A. Palmer

Utica, NY

Neil A. Palmer 1949 - 2017 WHITESBORO - Neil Alan Palmer, 68, passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. Neil was born in Cooperstown, NY on January 20, 1949, the youngest son of Norman and Madeline (Hoffman)...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2017.

October 18, 2017

Kurt Eric Beek

Kurt Eric Beek

Claremont, NH

Kurt Eric Beek 1966 - 2017 NEW HAMPSHIRE - Kurt Eric Beek, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 13, 2017. Kurt was born July 14, 1966 in Utica, NY. He grew up in New Hartford, NY. Upon graduating from New Hartford High School, he attended Mohawk Valley Community...

Evelyn Marie Jakubowski

Evelyn Marie Jakubowski

Endicott, NY

Evelyn Marie Jakubowski 1939 - 2017 ENDICOTT - Evelyn Marie (Turner) Jakubowski, 78, passed away peacefully and entered Heaven with her Lord, Jesus, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Absolut Care of Endicott. Evelyn was born on February 8, 1939, daughter of the late Lawrence...

Robert G. Johns

Robert G. Johns

Clinton, NY

Robert G. Johns 1935 - 2017 Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather CLINTON/UTICA - Robert G. Johns, 82, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. Bob was born on August 17, 1935, in Utica, the son of the late Chestly and Alice (Morgan) Johns. He...

October 17, 2017

Maria Abelli (Puglisi)

Maria Abelli (Puglisi)

Syracuse, NY

Maria (Puglisi) Abelli 1930 - 2017 SYRACUSE - Maria (Puglisi) Abelli, 87, formerly of New Hartford, NY, went home to be with the Lord on October 12, 2017. She has been happily reunited with her husband, Dino J. Abelli; her parents, Josephine and Antonino Puglisi; and her...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2017.

Elaine P. Violando

Elaine P. Violando

Bowens Corner, NY

Elaine P. Violando 1943 - 2017 BOWENS CORNERS, NY - Elaine P. Violando, 73, passed away on October 13, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse. Born Elaine Rose Parker on November 24, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Alton and Gelia Kling Parker. Elaine...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2017.

October 16, 2017

Arline Kolb (Kress)

Arline Kolb (Kress)

New Hartford, NY

Arline (Kress) Kolb 1918 - 2017 NEW HARTFORD - Mrs. Arline (Kress) Kolb, age 99, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Presbyterian Home for CNY with the love of her family in her heart. Arline was the matriarch of her family and bestows memories to her survivors,...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2017.

Damiana Panetti (Bruno)

Damiana Panetti (Bruno)

Utica, NY

Damiana (Bruno) Panetti 1930 - 2017 UTICA - Mrs. Damiana (Bruno) Panetti, age 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Center with her loving family at her side. Damiana was born in the town of Massafra in the province of...

October 15, 2017

Thomas A. Berntsen

Thomas A. Berntsen

Whitesboro, NY

Thomas A. Berntsen 1946 - 2017 WHITESBORO - Thomas A. Berntsen, 71, formerly of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Thomas was born on August 24, 1946 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the son of...

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2017.
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