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Tinkler, Reed R.  
Reed R. Tinkler CLINTON Reed R. Tinkler , 79, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Indian Castle, town of Danube, a son of the late Reed and Madeline (Leonard) Tinkler. He grew up on the family farm and went to a one-room school house until 8th grade. He attended St. Johnsville High School where he loved playing basketball. While in high school, he was selected and participated in Boy's State at Syracuse University in the summer. After graduation in 1954, he furthered his education at SUNY Oswego, majoring in industrial arts, and graduated in 1958. During his years at Oswego, he was a member of Sigma Gamma fraternity and met Rosemarie Limmer. In 1960, Reed married his sweetheart and best friend, Rosemarie, and they have spent the past 55 years together. Reed began his career in 1958 as an industrial arts teacher at New Hartford High School and also taught Driver's Ed. While teaching, he completed his Master's degree in Education for Counseling at Syracuse University in 1968. He spent over 20 years as a guidance counselor at Ralph Perry Junior High School. In addition, he was director of the Adult Education Program at New Hartford Central School District for many years. Because of his leadership, service, achievement, excellence and passion for working with students, he was awarded NYS Guidance Counselor of the Year in 1991. He retired in 1993. First and foremost was Reed's love and devotion to his family. He was also a dedicated member of Clinton United Methodist Church. He served as a lay leader, trustee, and active member in the men's club in which he was in charge of the annual pancake breakfast for many years. In his early years, he coached Little League baseball and youth basketball. His woodworking skills and expertise came through in his many projects throughout his life. Reed especially enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Westmoreland Golf Club. He was an avid Yankee and Syracuse fan. He spent many of his years of retirement traveling to Europe, the Western states, and Florida with his wife. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; his daughter, Debbie (Randy) White, of Owego; his three sons, Doug (Mary) Tinkler, of New Hartford, Steve (Janet) Tinkler, of Clifton Park, and Gary (Katie) Tinkler, of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Cait (Jeff) Maendel, Ryan and Maddy White, Lauren Tinkler, and Owen, Eliot and Emily Tinkler; his brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Pat Tinkler, of Little Falls; sister-in-law, Sandy Tinkler; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Bob Tinkler. All are invited to call Monday, May 4, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Clinton United Methodist Church, 105 Utica Rd., Clinton. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Please consider donations in Reed's memory to Clinton United Methodist Church or the National Foundation for Cancer Research. owenspavlotrogers.com
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Andereck, John L.A.  
John L.A. Andereck UTICA John L.A. Andereck , 60, of Utica, died on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Heritage Health Care. He was born on December 30, 1954, in Platteville, WI, a son of the late Edwin and Jean Odom Andereck. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Lawrence University. John married Cynthia Perry on June 19, 1999, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Utica. He worked as a math and business teacher at the following schools, Owen D. Young Central School, Cherry Valley Central School, Utica Access Center and the Madison and Oneida County BOCES. John was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church where he was a member of the choir. He was also a member of the Ziyara Shrine and Masonic Lodge. He was a faithful Cheese Head loving the Green Bay Packers and also enjoyed reading, especially books written by his favorite author John Grisham. John loved the fresh breeze and driving with the windows down. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Andereck; two daughters, Sheena and Moeisa Andereck, all of Utica; sister, Vicky Sanders and her husband, Steve, of Land O'Lakes, FL; brother, Tony Andereck and his wife, Susan, of Hartford, WI; sister, Angie Berrios and husband, Julio, of Memphis, TN; mother and father-in-law, Susan and Harold Perry; sisters-in-law, Kathy, Nancy and Beth; brother-in-law, Matt; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to offer a very special thank you to Dr. Le and all the staff at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare for excellent care given to John. A memorial service will be on Monday, May 4, at 1:00 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1640 Genesee St., Utica. A reception will follow at church following the service. Arrangements are with the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, New Hartford. Please consider Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare or Our Saviour Lutheran Church in memory of John. For online expression of sympathy, go to: www.dfwefh.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Apr. 29 to May 3, 2015
Benedetto, Mary T. (Cuda)  
Mary T. (Cuda) Benedetto UTICA Mrs. Mary Theresa (Cuda) Benedetto, age 96, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, when she passed away at the Presbyterian Home for CNY. At the time of her passing, she was in the hearts of those she loved most. Born in Utica on March 8, 1919, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Talerico) Cuda. Raised and educated locally, she was a graduate of Utica Free Academy. On May 20, 1946, she wed George J. Benedetto with whom she shared 62 years in a marriage common of their era. Mary was nurturing in her love and respect for her husband and together they made sacrifices and worked hard to provide for their family. Her beloved George passed away on May 31, 2008. At one time, Mary held employment with the Boston Store as an Office Manager. Upon the birth of her daughter, she left the workforce and dedicated herself to family life and maintaining her home with pride. Like her mother before her, she furnished her family (and her African violets) with the love and nutrients they needed to flourish. She enjoyed gardening, and alongside her husband, they cultivated outstanding vegetables and produce. Blessed with a knack for baking and a skill for cooking, her culinary talents produced bountiful meals which made for decades of memorable holidays and family gatherings. As a mom, she made things seem easy, but she never knew how highly she was held in esteem by her daughter and loved ones. Mary was a giving soul and a great friend mindful of the many happy memories made over the years of her life. A communicant of Historic Old St. John's Church, her life was guided by her strong faith and she attended faith services of different denominations with an open heart and deep spiritual devotion. Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Theresa M. and Dr. Sam Pennise of Hammondsport, NY. Always close to her heart was the memory of her son, Leonard M. Benedetto, who passed away on December 8, 1957. She also leaves her grandchildren, Andrew and Patricia Pennise of Oneida, Timothy and Bridget Pennise of Kenilworth, IL, and Jennifer and James Kruger of Penfield, NY; her great-grandchildren, Patrick, Sarah, Matthew, and Thomas Pennise; Henry, and Molly Pennise; Ella, Emilia, and Alexa Kruger. Her extended family includes many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, sister-in-law, Yolanda Benedetto, and her special and devoted friend, Carol Palmieri. She was predeceased by her brothers and sister-in-law, Charles and Nancy Cuda, and Anthony Cuda; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Fanny and Frank Flint, Flora and Carl Plano, and Gloria and Casper "Cappy" Vassallo; her in-laws, Antoinette S. Benedetto, Angelo J. and Norma Benedetto, and Leonard A. Benedetto; her nephews, James "Jamie" Benedetto, Robert J. Benedetto, and Francis "Butch" Montrose. The family extends appreciation for the loving care and comforting surroundings offered to Mary by the staff of the Birch Unit at the Presbyterian Home. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Mary's funeral service and Celebration of Life which will commence on Monday morning at 10:00 at Historic Old St. John's Church where her Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. John Buehler. The family will receive visitors at the conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary's honor may be made to Historic Old St. John's Food Pantry or Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., c/o 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506; envelopes will be available at the service. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Online tributes at: www.EannaceFuneralHome.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from May 1 to May 3, 2015
Bulinski, Stephen G.  
Stephen G. Bulinski FORESTPORT Stephen G. Bulinski , 63, of Forestport, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at home, with his loving family by his side. Stephen was born on October 8, 1951, in New Hartford, the son of Adam Bulinski and Shirley Lane Roberts. He was a graduate of Utica Free Academy. Stephen was proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971. He was a Lance Corporal and received the Good Conduct Medal. On September 12, 2003, Stephen married Debra Heiland at Lock 49 in Marcy. He was employed with Utica Metals. Stephen was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Stephen was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather who considered his riches to be his children. He was a generous and kind hearted man whose dream came true when he found his piece of paradise in the Adirondacks on Deep Lake with the love of his life, Debbie. Surviving besides his wife, Debra, are his children, Rochelle Bulinski and significant other, Michael Swider, Whitesboro, Stephanie Korthas and her husband, Charles, Liverpool, Patrick Bulinski, Whitesboro, and Michelle Crowe and her husband, Joshua, Sauquoit; stepson, Mark Schiffinger and his wife, Mary, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Alexander, Chloe, Reilly, Jaxsin, Shay, Lex and Mark; brothers, Craig (Paula) Bulinski, Maine, and Brian (Linda) Bulinski, New York Mills; sister, Roseanne Fleetwood, New Hartford; and in-laws, Helen and Clarence Drumond, Kim and Ron Neale and Ed and Susan Heiland. Stephen is also survived by nieces and nephews, including his niece, Kelly Heiland, whose care and compassion for him was greatly appreciated by the family, and his lifelong best friend, Carl Davis. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, John M. Heiland. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Myslinski Funeral Home, 470 French Rd., Utica. Funeral services will commence following visitation at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Stephen's name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Messages of sympathy at www.myslinskifuneralhome.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Apr. 29 to May 3, 2015
Gardner, Julie  
Julie Gardner COLORADO SPRINGS Julie Gardner lost her battle with cancer and passed away at her home in Colorado Springs, CO, on April 24, 2015. Julie was born on May 5, 1949, in Herkimer, NY, to father Thomas Puskarenko and mother Pauline Puskarenko. She grew up on a farm in the VanHornesville/ Jordanville area with her two brothers, Paul and Peter Puskarenko. In 1967, Julie attended the University of Albany with a degree in Math, graduating in 1971, and completed a MBA from the Colorado Technical University. Julie married Cliff Gardner in 1975. While traveling the world in support of her husbands air force career, they raised three children: Ben, Adam, and Rebecca. Julie retired from Hewlett-Packard in 2010. Julie was passionate about photography and nature. She had a passion for gardening and walking along local trails in the pursuit of the perfect photograph. Julie is survived by her father, Thomas Puskarenko; husband, Cliff Gardner; her daughter, Rebecca Gardner; and her sons, Ben and Adam Gardner and their spouses; and a grandson, McCord Gardner. Julie's family has requested that a private memorial service be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The American Cancer Society.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 3, 2015
Haas, Rada R.  
Rada R. Haas HENRIETTA, NY A graveside service for Rada R. Haas , who passed away January 27, 2015, will take place at 12 noon on May 16, 2015, at Madison Village Cemetery, 3592 South St., Madison, NY. Family and friends are welcome.
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Hanretty, Rosemary E. (LaNeve)  
Rosemary E. (LaNeve) Hanretty UTICA Mrs. Rosemary E. (LaNeve) Hanretty, age 96, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 30, 2015, as she passed away in the comfort of her own home with her loving family by her side. Born in Utica on February 8, 1919, Rosemary was the daughter of the late Pietro "Peter" and Maria (Muto) LaNeve. She was raised and educated locally. As many others of her era, Rosemary honored her heritage and held dear her family members who were proud to have worked hard in the "bean lots" where they shared many memorable stories. On April 12, 1947, Rosemary married James W. Hanretty with whom she shared 40 years in a unique marriage. Their home was filled with family and was brimmed with God's grace and blessings. James passed away on October 30, 1987. An independent and self-sufficient woman, Rosemary was employed by the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company as a drill press operator, a skill she acquired at trade school, an accomplishment of which she was so proud. She worked alongside many experienced and efficient machinists for over 30 years, retiring in 1981. As a matriarch, her family was the foundation of her life. She watched over her grandchildren and appreciated their innocence. The door to her home and heart was always open to the children. Rosemary was generous, kind-hearted, and accepting. A selfless, sincere woman, she felt satisfaction in serving others. She was truly a good soul, and her loved ones abound with legendary stories to share about this extraordinary woman. Rosemary was a faithful parishioner of St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church which was her second home. Her parish was a sanctuary and a sacred place to reflect and worship. She was devoted to her Monday prayer group, annual 13-week novena, and the St. Theresa Society. Rosemary is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, James W. "Jim", Jr. and Catherine "Cathy" Hanretty of New Hartford, and John H. Hanretty of Utica; her grandchildren, Tracy Bova, F.N.P., and her husband, Dennis Jr., James W. III and Sarah Hanretty; Shelly Boehlert and Alan Dee and Shelly's mother Lisa; her great-grandchildren who affectionately knew her as "Little Nonnie", Thomas "TJ" Abounader, and Amanda Abounader, as well as their dad, David; Brianna, James IV, and Emily Hanretty; Michael, and Taylor Boehlert; and her great-great-grandson, Julius "JJ". She also leaves her sister, Loretta Calenzo; and her brother, Cosmo LaNeve, both of Utica. In addition, she will be remembered in the hearts of her nephews and nieces, especially acknowledging those she raised, Theresa Schilling and her husband Brian, Patricia Monescalchi and her husband Richard; her sister Loretta's children who were also a blessing to her life and who affectionately called her "Zitzi"; her great-nieces, great-nephews, in-laws, Ellen White, Francis O'Connor, Elizabeth and Carl Senter, Bernard Hanretty, and Francis Hanretty. She was also favored with many friends, especially those with whom she attended Mass and church activities. She was predeceased by her brothers, Dominick LaNeve, and George P. LaNeve; her in-laws, Frank Calenzo, Tina LaNeve (who passed the day after Rosemary), Floyd White, Anna O'Connor, John Hanretty, Aurie Hanretty, and Collette Hanretty. Rosemary felt pride and praise for the auspices of her family which allowed her to remain in the comfort of her home. It was the help of her sons, her daughter-in-law Cathy, granddaughters Tracy (who coordinated all the schedules) and Shelly, her nieces Maryann Thrasher and Betty Calenzo, and kind caregivers, Ellie Casey that made her days pass peacefully; the compassionate and genuine attention given to Rosemary by Suzette Jones will remain in their hearts. It was clear to all who tended to her needs that she was pleasant and grateful for their personal attention. Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00-7:00 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South Street, corner of Hammond Ave. Rosemary's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Tuesday morning at 10:00 from the funeral home and at 11:00 at St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Entombment will take place in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum at the convenience of the family. Online tributes at: www.EannaceFuneralHome.com
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Langdon, Diane  
Diane Langdon RUSKIN, FL Yvonne (Diane) Desgrosiellier Langdon, of Wellesley Island and Ruskin, Florida, departed for heaven on April 23, 2015, at Superior Residence ALF of Brandon, FL, under the care of Hospice. Her wishes were to donate her organs in hopes of improving the health of others through medical research. Her remains will be cremated and laid to rest in the Westmoreland Cemetery. She was born February 2, 1943, in Rome, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Hazel Hawkins Desgrosiellier. She graduated from Westmoreland High School, where she was a majorette. She was employed by General Electric Co. and Marcy and Utica Psychiatric Centers from where she retired. She then worked at the family business, Utica Cash Register Company, until she and Charles retired in 1995. She was a Sister of the Order of the Eastern Star in Westmoreland for many years and remained until her passing. A fine homemaker and loving mother, she always placed the well-being of others first. She had a great love for horses and spent much time riding and caring for them. She was a dog and pet lover. She enjoyed boating and took great pleasure spending time with family on Wellesley Island where they owned a summer residence. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Charles (Chuck) Langdon; her sister, Flora and her husband, Phil Howe; brothers, Joe and his wife, Lillian, Bill and his wife, Joann, and George and his wife, Eileen Desgrosiellier, and their respective families; her children, including Robert DeVito and his wife, Patricia, Pamela Leone and her husband, Antonio, and Christina Williams and her husband, Ryan; stepson, Christopher Langdon and Lori; stepson, Kevin Langdon and Nichole; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Dante and Isabella Williams, Antonio, III, and Brianna Leone, and Lorenzo DeVito; and five step-grandchildren, Andrea, Courtney, Lindsey and Christie Langdon, and Casandra Merwin; one step-great-granddaughter, Jaelyn; and several nephews, nieces and cousins to whom she was very close. A celebration of her life will be held at a date and time to be announced at the Lifestyle Clubhouse in the Riverside Club Resort, Ruskin, FL, and at the Masonic and Eastern Star Temple. A graveside service will be conducted later this summer by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton, at the Westmoreland Cemetery on Stone Road. The family asks that donations be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 West Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609 or The Order of the Eastern Star, 6185 Airport Rd., Oriskany, NY 13424-4003. owenspavlotrogers.com
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MacDonald, Theodore M. (Ted)  
Theodore M. (Ted) MacDonald FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Theodore M. MacDonald (Ted) died on April 23, 2015, at the age of 76. Born in Freeport LI, NY, he was raised in Utica, NY, and graduated from Proctor HS. He attended Utica College of Syracuse University, where he met his future spouse, Al Tamburrino. They were finally married in Utica in 2013. Ted's mother introduced Ted to the Broadway musical theater while Ted was a young boy with frequent trips to NYC, and the theater became a life-long passion for Ted. Ted was employed as a civil engineer for the NYS Dept. of Transportation, but his favorite assignment was with the Personnel Dept. He was a people person and everyone liked him through his whole life. Ted retired at the age of 52 and spent his early retirement sailing the St. Lawrence River in their Catalina 34. Then, he and Al bought a cabin in the Adirondack woods on the Black River called the "Radical Dude Ranch". A few years later, they moved to a Fort Lauderdale condo on the Intracoastal Waterway, with extensive views of the Atlantic Ocean, where they resided since. Ted was active in the nearby Bonnet House and Garden Museum, and was recognized as one of the top docents there, and was a sponsor of the Young Artist Series. Ted and Alfredo became avid travelers, visiting almost every country in Europe. He and Alfredo were members of the River of Grass UU Congregation.
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Naida, Edna  
Edna Naida BRADENTON, FL Mrs. Edna Naida , 77, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Utica, NY, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Riverfront Nursing Center in Bradenton, Florida. Edna was born in Utica, NY, on February 18, 1938, the daughter of Rock and Zolide (Charboneau) Schneider, and received her education in Utica schools. On February 4, 1961, she married Louis Naida in St. Joseph St. Patrick Church, Utica. They enjoyed a blessed union of 54 years. Edna was a member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church. For many years, she owned and operated Sweet Temptations Candies store. Edna was an avid tennis and volleyball player and, in recent years, she loved to spend her time with her granddaughters. Edna was full of laughter and will be greatly missed. Edna is survived by her beloved husband, Louis; her daughter, Deborah Hoagland and her husband, Chris, of Parrish, FL; two grandchildren, Abigail and Alexa; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Ray Greco, of FL, Jeannette Simpson, of Utica, Yvonne and Charles Thompson, of Utica, Diane Kowal, of Watertown, Marilyn and Ray Crossley, of Utica, and Linda and Eddie Kloster, of Whitesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was predeceased by her sisters, Fleurette Thompson and Evelyn DiPiero, and brothers, Rock and Adolph Schneider.
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