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Ballard, Adeline E.W.  
Adeline E.W. Ballard UTICA Adeline E.W. Ballard , 76, of Utica, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Upstate Medical Center. She was born on April 3, 1939, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to the late John and Jane Wilson Pascoe. She graduated from MVCC and continued on to earn a B.A. from SUNY Institute of Technology @ Utica/Rome. Adeline married Clevis Ballard in 1962, in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. He died in 2011. She worked for Career Development Center and McPike ATC and voluntereed with the Emmaus House. Adeline enjoyed the music and fine arts and loved to support local events, especially at the Stanley Theater. She is survived by her children, Michca Fortin (Louie) of Syracuse and Simon Ballard of Utica; her grandchildren, Zoe & Ronan Fortin; siblings, James Pascoe, Margaret Pascoe, Wesley Pascoe (Wendy) and Sandra Petelko; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Amelia Keist, Kathleen Hall and Harry Pascoe. The family appreciates the compassionate care given to Adeline by Dessie Kelly and the staff at the Heritage Apartments and Upstate Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 1, at 6:00 at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 1123 Court St., Utica. Calling hour will begin at 5:00 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Alzheimer's Association of CNY in memory of Adeline. For online expression of sympathy, go to: www.dfwefh.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from May 24 to May 31, 2015

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Basilio, Rose M.  
Rose M. Basilio UTICA Visitation for Rose M. Basilio , age 87, will be held on Tuesday (tomorrow) from 10:30 to 12:00 noon at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South Street, corner of Hammond Ave. In lieu of floral offerings, donations in Rose's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Chapter Headquarters Central New York, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 (315-472-4201) www.alz.org/centralnewyork or the American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Rose's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence at 12:00 at the funeral home officiated by Rev. James Cesta. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Oneida Street, Utica, NY. Online tributes at: www.EannaceFuneralHome.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 25, 2015

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Babowicz Sr., Edward P.  
Edward P. Babowicz, Sr. N. UTICA Mr. Edward P. Babowicz, Sr. , 91, of N. Utica, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare in New Hartford. Edward was born in Utica on November 26, 1923, the son of Alexander and Helen (Kaminski) Babowicz. He was raised and educated in Utica, was a graduate of Utica Free Academy, Mohawk Valley Community College and attended Syracuse University. Edward proudly served in the US Army during WW II. In 1951, Edward married Jessie C. Wojdyla at Transfiguration Church of Our Lord in Rome, NY, a devoted union of 63 years until Jessie's death in 2014. Prior to his service in the US Army, Edward was employed with Savage Arms and for many years he was employed as a Manufacturing Engineer Programmer with Chicago Pneumatic Company until his retirement after 37 years of dedicated service. Edward enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, fishing and going to the casino. He was also a very talented "Gadget" maker for anything that needed to be fixed and was a stamp and coin collector. He was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church in Utica. Mr. Babowicz is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Edward, Jr., and Kathy Babowicz, of Westmoreland; two cherished grandchildren, Jason Babowicz and his fiancee, Samantha Barnes, of Westmoreland, and Kristin Matthews and her husband, Hal, of Westmoreland; a great-grandson, Tristan Matthews, of Westmoreland; a sister-in-law, Helen Babowicz, of Utica; a close family friend, Jim Rondinelli; as well as several nieces and nephews, including his God daughter, Susan Green. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Sahli and Jane Smolka, and a brother, Walter Babowicz. In keeping with Mr. Babowicz's wishes, his funeral will be held privately at the convenience of his family. His Rite of Committal and entombment, with military honors, will be in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Yorkville. There are no calling hours. Those wishing to make a donation in Edward's memory, please consider Holy Trinity Church, 1206 Lincoln Ave., Utica, NY 13502. Mr. Babowicz's family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff on the 3rd floor, Allen Calder Wing, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare for the wonderful care provided to Edward. A special thank you to Edward's wonderful neighbors for the compassion, concern and friendship you shared with Ed over the years. Your kindness will not be forgotten. Arrangements have been entrusted to Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., N. Utica. Online guestbook and messages of sympathy at: heintzfuneralservice.net
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from May 19 to May 20, 2015
Basilio, Rose M.  
Rose M. Basilio UTICA Rose M. Basilio , age 87, from Utica, NY, passed away on May 20, 2015 at Seigenthaler Center of Hospice & Palliative Care in New Hartford, NY. Rose was born on July 13, 1927 and raised in Utica, NY, living in East Utica in the family homestead her entire life. She attended Utica public schools and Proctor High School. Rose led a very active life, was extremely hard working and if you ever had the pleasure of meeting Rose, you would never forget her. She was a warm-hearted, witty, and fun-loving person who especially loved to dance and sing. One of her defining characteristics was the flower Rose wore every day in her hair. She often referred to herself as "Rosie B." Family meant the world to Rose and always was first and foremost in her life. Rose had much faith, prayed the Rosary daily, attended Mass regularly, and was a parishioner of St. Mary Mount Carmel Church. Affectionately known as "Miss Rose" by all the children she tended to, she loved them as much as they loved her. She worked at United Cerebral Palsy and the Neighborhood Center as well as substituting in the Utica school system for many years. Rose also was employed by Candella's Farm & Greenhouses in Marcy, NY, Tony's Pizzeria formerly on Mohawk Street, Utica, NY, the Utica Public Library, and the Family Nurturing Center. Rose was also a Foster Grandparents Volunteer with the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency. She is survived by two sisters, Marie Jo and Richard H. "Dick" Costa of New Hartford, NY, and College Station, TX, and Loretta B. Giambona of Rome, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, John E. and Carmella (Calogiero) Basilio; two brothers, Fred F. Basilio, Oneonta, NY, and Anthony T. Basilio, Utica, NY; a brother-in-law, Frank J. Giambona, Daytona Beach, FL (formerly of Rome, NY). Rose is also survived by her beloved nieces who devotedly cared for her, Darleen G. Arcuri and Bradley E. Bliss of Lee Center, NY, and Dyann G. and husband Gary R. Scharf of New Hartford, NY. She also leaves behind nieces Bonnie Jean and Stephen Havens of Oneonta, NY, and Lauren Ann and Jeff Knapp of Jacksonville, FL; and nephews Philip H. Costa of New Hartford, NY, and John Basilio of Sarasota, FL. Rose's family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the Siegenthaler Center, Lutheran Care Adult Home, and Selena Fuller, Rose's caregiver of two years for the care and kindness given to Rose during her illness. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:00 noon at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South Street, corner of Hammond Ave. In lieu of floral offerings, donations in Rose's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Chapter Headquarters Central New York, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 (315-472-4201) www.alz.org/centralnewyork or the American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Rose's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence at 12:00 at the funeral home officiated by Rev. James Cesta. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Oneida Street, Utica, NY. Online tributes at: www.EannaceFuneralHome.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 23, 2015
Blaisdell, Catherine M. (Kate) - North Myrtle Beach  
Catherine M. (Kate) Blaisdell N. MYRTLE BEACH, SC Catherine M. Blaisdell, 63, of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at MUSC, after an extended illness. She was born April 12, 1952, in New Hartford, NY, daughter of John & Marilyn Doyle. She received her education in New Hartford schools, and worked many years for NY Telephone Co. and Verizon in Utica, NY. She married Richard Blaisdell on September 9, 1995. In 1999, they moved to South Carolina. Katie is survived by her husband, Dick; her mother, Marilyn; sisters, Dianne, Nancy and Eileen (Fay Harney); and nieces/nephew, Amy, Elizabeth and David; as well as several great-niece/nephews, (Zaria, Calvin and Lorenzo). She is also survived by stepchildren, Kelly, David and Brett. She was predeceased by her father, John Doyle. Katie spent her entire life giving to and always thinking of others, always with a smile on her face and a laugh in her heart. She left us with a lifetime of great memories. She will forever be remembered as a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt and wife. A service was held in Little River, SC, and interment was at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens. There will be a memorial service for Kate in the future at the convenience of the family.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 23, 2015
Bouck, Hugh R.  
Hugh R. Bouck ILION Hugh R. Bouck , 71, of Pine Tree Dr., in Ilion, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at home with his family by his side. Hugh was born on October 5, 1943, in Ilion. He was the son of the late Ralph and Mary (McSherry) Bouck. He was a graduate of Ilion schools and Utica School of Commerce, and was employed as a sub assembler at Remington Arms Co., until retiring in 2007. On October 16, 1965, he married the former Nancy Eastwood at Annunciation Church in Ilion. Hugh is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Ellen; a son, Robert and his wife, Simone, all of Ilion; two brothers, Russell and his wife, Diane, of Raleigh, NC, and James and his wife, Rosemary, of Frankfort; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Batman, of Fredonia, and Ellen and her husband, Winfred Arnold, of Mohawk; his special grandson and great-grandson, Jake and Jaylon; as well as several nieces and nephews; and a special feline granddaughter, Galaxi. In keeping with Hugh's wishes, there are no calling hours, and a graveside service will be held at Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion at a date to be announced. Friends are asked to consider memorial donations to either HOSPICE, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413 or the Herkimer County Humane Society, PO Box 73, Mohawk, NY 13407; envelopes are also available at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., in Ilion. "You are my rock, my friend, my devoted husband and a devoted father." To send an online condolence, please go to: www.whiter-hendrix.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 20, 2015
Bouck, Margaret E.  
Margaret E. Bouck UNADILLA FORKS Margaret E. Bouck , 75, of Unadilla Forks, passed away May 17, 2015, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. She was born March 2, 1940, in West Winfield, NY, the daughter of Evan and Gladys Horning Ephraim. She graduated from West Winfield School in 1958. On February 20, 1962, she married Walter I. Bouck. She is survived by her husband, Walter; son, Walter; sister, Mary Jane Williams; three brothers, Lloyd, Donald and Jon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, David, and a sister, Eloise. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday (today) from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 365 W. Main Street, West Winfield. Interment will follow at Unadilla Forks Cemetery. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at: www.dfwefh.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from May 20 to May 21, 2015
Brown Sr., Robert J. "Brownie"  
Robert "Brownie" J. Brown, Sr. WHITESBORO, NY Mr. Robert "Brownie" J. Brown, Sr. , 82, of Whitesboro, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 18, 2015, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare in New Hartford. Robert was born in Rome, NY, on May 26, 1932, the son of George C. and Katherine (Fleming) Brown. He was raised locally and was a graduate of Whitesboro High School. Robert proudly served in The US Navy during the Korean War. On October 27, 1956, Robert married Arlene Maxwell, a devoted union of 55 years until Arlene's death in 2011. For 31 years, Robert was employed with Rome Air Development Corp. (Rome Labs) until his retirement in 1987. Robert was a well-known football and basketball referee and enjoyed golf, sports and card games. He was a member of American Legion Post 1113 in Whitesboro, American Legion Post 1376 in New Hartford, and the Elks Club 33 as PER. Robert will be remembered for the great love and devotion he showed to his family, especially his children who were the joy of his life. Mr. Brown is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Jim Mills, of FL, and Tracey and Tom Lehman, of NY; seven sons and five daughters-in-law, Robert, Jr., and Lisa Brown, of CT, Marc and Grace Brown, of FL, Chris and Sue Brown, of NY, Frank and Barbara Brown, of MD, Steve and Randy Arichea-Brown, of CA, Pat Brown, of NY, and Donny Brown, of Whitesboro; one brother, George "Brownie" Brown, of MD; a sister-in-law, Shirley Brown, of NY Mills; as well as 19 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Joellyn Maxwell; son, Joseph Leigh; grandson, Christopher Brown; sister, Barbara Tobiasz; and brother, Michael Brown. Mr. Brown's funeral will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Whitesboro, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. His Rite of Committal and burial, with military honors, will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Whitesboro. Calling hours for family and friends are Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 1517 Whitesboro St., Utica. Online guestbook and messages of sympathy at: heintzfuneralservice.net
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from May 20 to May 22, 2015
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