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Kennerknecht, Helen M. - New Hartford  
Helen M. Kennerknecht 1914 - 2016 NEW HARTFORD - Helen Mae Kennerknecht, 101, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Presbyterian Home for CNY. Helen was born on December 28, 1914, the daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Sieber) Kennerknecht. She attended St. Joseph's Parochial, Utica Free Academy and also took courses at M.V.C.C. and Utica College. She received a degree as an L.P.N. from St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse in 1948. Helen was employed at the Utica Psychiatric Hospital with 35 years of service, retiring in 1975. She was an active member of the St. Elizabeth Guild and worked in the Thrift Shop, the Volunteer Off Ice and was a member of the Heart Pillow Sewing Group. The Guild acknowledged Helen's service with the "Eleanor Nelson Award" in 2014. She held membership in the C.S.E.A., the R.S.V.P. Volunteer Program and was a recipient of the Mother Lavender Award. Helen was extremely dedicated to her profession and her volunteer service. Helen's greatest joy in life was playing the violin. She played in the Utica Chamber Orchestra for 14 years and the M.V.C.C. Orchestra for 4 years. In recent years, she enjoyed playing in "The Senior Band". She is survived by special cousins, Joan Cecconi, Betty James and Monica Maier, and many more cousins and friends. Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased by two brothers, Francis T. and George L. Kennerknecht, and an uncle, Theodore Sieber. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 66 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Her burial will be at the convenience of the family at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Whitestown. There are no calling hours. In Helen's memory, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., Utica.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 29, 2016
Raspante, Jerry - Utica  
Mr. Jerry Raspante 1926 - 2016 A Lifelong Baker UTICA - Mr. Gerald "Jerry" Raspante, 90, passed away with his loved ones by his side on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Gerald was born in Utica on May 2, 1926, a son of the late Ciro and Isabelle (Giardino) Raspante. He was educated in local schools. Mr. Raspante served in the US Army during WW II. Jerry was a baker and worked in the family business, Raspante's Bakery in East Utica, for many years. On August 6, 1955, Jerry was joined in marriage to the former Anna Grace Clawson of Oriskany. They shared forty-five loving years together; raised their family; and worked in their family business, J&A Bakery in North Utica for many years. His beloved Anna passed away on September 29, 2000. Jerry had a passion for his profession and truly loved to bake bread all his life and well into retirement. Poppy also enjoyed sports, music, and time spent with his family. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Harold Holmes, of Sylvan Beach; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Jackie Raspante, of Utica; daughter and son-in-law, Anna Marie (Monaco) and Vincenzo Policino, of FL; two stepdaughters, Grace Shortell and Edna Hobbie; grandchildren, Steven and Nicholas Monaco, Christine and Christopher Raspante, Amanda and Carl Robertello, and Doug Mondrick; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Orsaio; two brothers and one sister-in-law, John and Barbara Raspante and Ciro Raspante; and also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Sam Raspante. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial, with Military Honors, on Monday at 12 Noon at St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church, Utica, with interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Canastota. Visitation will be on Monday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., at Mohawk St., Utica. The family would like to offer their thanks to Dr. Kachare, the staff of the Presbyterian Home Cedar Unit, as well as the staff of St. Elizabeth Medical Center for the care and compassion shown to their dad during this difficult time. In memory of Jerry Raspante, please consider donations to the Cedar Unit of the Presbyterian Home of CNY. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online Memorials at MattFuneralHome.com
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 29, 2016
Rotundo, Felix - Port St. Lucie, Fl, And Utica  
Felix Rotundo 1933 - 2016 PORT ST. LUCIE, FL & UTICA, NY - Felix (Phil) Rocco Rotundo, 82, passed away on May 1, 2016, at home, with his family at his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He faced his illness as he faced life, with strength, dignity, and an upbeat spirit. Felix was born on July 27, 1933, in Utica, NY, the son of Rocco and Nellie Langone Rotundo. He was educated in local schools and graduated from TR Proctor High School. Felix worked as a sales rep for P&R Macaroni Co. selling pasta. He later accepted a position with Hershey Foods Pasta Group as an account supervisor. On September 30, 1961, Felix was joined in marriage to Lucille Grasso. They shared over 55 loving years together. Felix greeted everyone with a gentle smile and sincere kindness. There was nothing he loved more than family and friends gathered at his home. He loved to cook and made sure all of your favorites were prepared for your arrival. He was also a train, camera, and history enthusiast and shared his wealth of knowledge on these subjects with many lifelong friends. He was a longtime resident of Utica, NY, and moved to Port St. Lucie, FL, when he retired. Felix was loved by all who knew him. He was a devoted friend and mentor and will be dearly missed by those who visited with him on a daily basis. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Jeff Kinsler; son and daughter-in-law, Rocco and Dina Rotundo; and three grandchildren, Nicholas Rotundo, Nadine Rotundo, and Maurice Kinsler, all of whom he so enjoyed spending time with. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish, 648 Jay St., Utica, NY. The family will greet visitors before mass and a celebration of his life will directly follow the mass. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to The Regional Cancer Center at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. Donations may be made at the church services. Arrangements are with The Matt Funeral Home, Utica. Online memorials at MattFuneralHome.com
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Serway, Charles F. - Syracuse  
Charles F. Serway 1969 - 2016 SYRACUSE - Charles F. Serway, 46, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully at home, with his family surrounding his bedside, May 25, 2016. Born in Rome, NY, on December 21, 1969, Charles was raised in Fish Creek Landing. He graduated from Camden Central High School in 1988 and went on to attend Utica College where he was an active member of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity studying business administration. His ultimate goal was to operate his family business, Serway Cabinet Manufacturing, located in Rome, NY. In 1991, his junior year in college, Charles left school suddenly after being involved in a devastating motor vehicle accident which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. His life was forever changed that day, though his will to live never did. His physical progress was due in part to the love and support of his long time friend, Michelle Barry, of Fayetteville. Once well enough after his accident, Charles became one of the founding members of the David Clark Learning Center, named in honor of the late David Clark and employee of The Centers of St. Camillus whose passion and dedication was to helping those with a traumatic brain injury. Charles spent atleast three days a week at that center with all of his friends and staff and played the high hat in the David Clark 10 band. Charles loved to paint and was once featured on the cover of an arts and literary magazine, UNIQUE, which published annually, highlighting community members who faced various challenges. His painting advisor, Steve Healy, became his confidant and inspirational friend. Charles loved to get up and go away for any reason, including his most recent trip to the Bahamas where he lived his lifelong dream of swimming with dolphins. He loved to travel to Albany on occasion to visit his best friend and soul mate, David Guistina and his wife, Karen Pirozzi. His long time caregiver of over 20 years, Kim Hyde, treated him like her son and stayed by his side until his last breath. She was with him 5 days a week which including taking him on his vacations. He had many caregivers over the years who worked diligently to improve his stamina and increase focus. He was predeceased by his father, John F. Serway, and his godmother, Sophie Pelose. He is survived by his dedicated sister, Laura Serway and her wife, Cindy Seymour; his mother, Leola Serway, of Jensen Beach, Florida; and other half brothers and sister, uncles, aunts and many cousins. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, June 1, at 9 AM in Blessed Sacrament Church. Private burial will be in Rome Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at the Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home, 3111 James Street, Syracuse. Contributions in Charles' memory may be made to The Centers at St. Camillus ( www.st-camillus.org/support ), 813 Fay Road, Syracuse, NY 13219 or to the David Clark Learning Center ( www.accesscny.org ), 610 N. State St., Syracuse, NY 13203. To leave an online condolence, visit www.shepardsonfh.com .
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 29, 2016
Stevens Jr., Ward F. - Utica  
Ward F. Stevens, Jr. 1930 - 2016 UTICA - Ward F. Stevens, Jr., 85, of Utica, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016, at St. Luke's Home. Ward was born on May 30, 1930, in Hartford, CT, the son of Ward F., Sr., and Ethel (Nichols) Stevens. Ward was a graduate of Simsbury High School and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Business from Colby College. On June 17, 1952, he married Irene Laughlin in Simsbury Methodist Church. They shared a blessed union of over 53 years prior to her passing on December 22, 2006. Ward served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1952-1954. He was employed as an underwriter and commercial lines manager with the Hartford Insurance Company. He was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors, especially the Adirondacks. He especially enjoyed family gatherings held at his camp at Chase Lake and always looked forward to the next one. Ward is survived by his children, Diane Stevens (Charles DeFalco), Ancaster, Ontario, Charles (Teresa) Stevens, Mooresville, NC, Ward Stevens, Rockville, MD, Richard (Kelly) Stevens, Charlotte, NC, and Robert Stevens, Norfolk, VA; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Lockhart, Jamison, PA; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Adirondack Council, PO Box D2, Elizabethtown, NY 12932, or through this website: www.adirondackcouncil.org . Relatives and friends are invited to gather together on Friday, June 17th. Information regarding the time and location will be supplied in notices the week of June 12th and on the website below. Arrangements are under the direction of Surridge & Roberts Funeral Home, 470 French Rd., Utica. Messages of sympathy at www.surridgeandroberts.com .
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VanEtten, Paul - Clinton  
Paul Van Etten 1934 - 2016 CLINTON - Paul Van Etten, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Clinton, NY, on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The son of Samuel and Anne (Brazaitis) Van Etten, Paul was born in Muskegon, MI, on March 17, 1934. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Electrical Engineering at Tri State Engineering College, Indiana. He was an Engineer at Farnsworth Electronics, Ft. Wayne, IN, a Radar Engineer at General Electric, Hartford, CT, and General Electric, Utica, NY. He then worked as a Radar Engineer, Rome Laboratory at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, NY, from where he retired. He received many Certifications and Patents for his works, some unclassified and some still classified. Paul was a Ham radio buff and enjoyed Genesee Beer with friends and neighbors. The weekly Texas Hold 'Em card games will never be the same without Paul. Paul was father of Teresa Van Etten of Whitesboro, NY, Virginia Van Etten of Utica, NY, and Alan Van Etten of Forestport, NY. His beloved grandsons are David P. Testa and Evan F. Testa, Utica, NY. Surviving, also, are his brothers, Col. William D. Mol (ret.) and wife, Betty, of Austin, TX, and James Richard Van Etten and wife, Lynne, of Wofford Hts., CA, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his ex-wife and mother of his children, Patricia Joan (Barbknecht) Van Etten. Also, he was predeceased by his brothers, Samuel Van Etten, John Van Etten and Eugene Van Etten, and his sister, MaryAnne Van Etten. A memorial gathering will be held in Paul's backyard, by the fire pit, at a later date. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton, NY. owenspavlotrogers.com
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Zogby, Josephine - New Hartford  
Josephine Zogby 1919 - 2016 NEW HARTFORD - Josephine Zogby, of New Hartford, died May 26, 2016. Josephine was born on August 3, 1919, in Detroit, Michigan, as one of five daughters to Joseph and Ida Bell. By her early twenties, she was already part of the first recognized woman's Synchronized Swimming group in the United States, the first Woman Court Stenographer in Mount Clemens, and worked for the Prosecuting Attorney's Office there on cases such as the Purple Gang. Growing up, she was also very active in the Christian Science Church. In 1944, on her way home, a young Army officer came onto the bus, and as he passed by she thought to herself, that is the man I am going to marry. Later that year, she and Joseph indeed married and after the birth of her first son, moved to Utica, New York, eventually relocating to New Hartford, New York, five years later. They continued to live there for thirty-seven more years before his untimely passing. In that time, they raised their two sons, Reagan and William. Her family remained throughout her life as a source of her happiness and a reflection of the values that she and her husband demonstrated on a daily basis. While raising her family, Josephine was active in the community, including the League of Woman Voters. In the early sixties, with her sons going off to college, Josephine went to work at the Munson William Proctor Institute in Utica, New York, eventually becoming their Curator of Education. As part of her responsibilities, she would organize museum trips to various worldwide venues that were attended by many of her neighbors and friends in the Utica-Rome area. As part of her love for art, she also painted and sculpted. In the early eighties, when her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease, she dedicated herself to insuring that he would live out his days at home. She took him on many of her Museum trips, including Russia and Egypt, as well as taking him out to play golf at the Skenandoa Golf Club. One of her proudest accomplishments was that he was able to live out his life surrounded by those who loved him. When she finally retired from the museum, she remained active. She worked extensively with the Oneida-County Historical Society. She continued with her love of sailing and eventually became the commandant for the Power Squadron. Josephine lived a long and productive life. And for those 96 years, her mind remained sharp. She was able to recollect and laugh over shared events with those who loved her. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Reagan and Fortiene, and William and Janet; six grandchildren, Anne, Mathew, Lauren, Elizabeth, Tyler and Nate; one great-grandson, Oliver; and her loving younger sister and her husband, Ida and Lawrence, all who will miss her light in their lives. Josephine's wishes were that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society, and that instead of a formal funeral a celebration of her life be scheduled with details to be announced at a later date. Online messages of sympathy may be left at www.dfwefh.com .
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Plante, Robert H. "Heckie" - Town Of Russia  
Robert H. "Heckie" Plante 1919 - 2016 TOWN OF RUSSIA - Robert H. "Heckie" Plante, 96, of Mill Road, Poland, died unexpectedly on May 25, 2016, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford. Mr. Plante was born on October 19, 1919, in Fall River, MA, a son of the late Leopold and Albina (Moreau) Plante. He graduated from Berlin High School in CT and studied Art in Chicago. Robert served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946 during WW II. On September 8, 1951, he was united in marriage with the former Carol M. Maher at St. Peter's Church in North Utica. Heckie was a self-employed and talented sign painter for many years. Survivors besides his wife of nearly 65 years, Carol, include five children, Walter (Bernice Rae) Plante, of Monroeton, PA, Chris Plante, of Houston, TX, Cathy Plante, of the home address, Tom (Sandy) Plante, of Remsen, and Margaret "Peg" (Ken) Blais, of Foster, RI; four grandchildren, Savanah River Plante, Emily and Jon Plante, and Nathan Blais; one great-grandson, Paden Monroe Bufkin; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother and sister, Gerald and Jeanette Plante. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, on Tuesday, May 31st, from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be no formal funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kuyahoora Valley Ambulance Corps. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Online tributes at www.autenrithfuneral.com .
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 28, 2016
Zacharewicz, Nelly - Glen Cove  
Nelly Zacharewicz 1929 - 2016 GLEN COVE, NY - Nelly Zacharewicz, 87, of Glen Cove, NY, died May 27, 2016, at the Hawthorne House of Sitrin Healthcare. She was born April 11, 1929, in Warsaw, Poland, daughter of the late Jan and Eugenia Spundar Spielrein. Nelly received her RN degree and worked as a nurse at Glen Cove Community Hospital. She married Mieczyslaw Zacharewicz July 20, 1952. He died October 5, 2004. She attended Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Nelly enjoyed entertaining, parties, cooking, dancing, and traveling. She was an avid reader and enjoyed the opera. She was especially proud of her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Ava Giese, of Glen Cove, NY; her daughter, Dana Zacharewicz, MD, and husband, Bruno Aploks, MD, of New Hartford; her son, Eugene Zacharewicz and wife, Vicki; and her grandchildren, Krist, Kaija and Stasia Aploks, and Ian and Adam Zacharewicz. She was predeceased by one brother, Stanislaw Spierlein. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Sitrin Hawthorne House, including JoJo, Tammy and Donna, and to Dr. Jerry Sloan and his staff for all of their care and support. The funeral will be on Sunday at 3:00 PM at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1640 Genesee St., Utica. The family will greet friends following the service. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Arrangements are with Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Online messages of sympathy may be left at www.dfwefh.com .
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 28, 2016

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Czech, Marian W. - Whitesboro  
Marian W. Czech 1924 - 2016 WHITESBORO, NY - Marian W. Czech, 91, of Whitesboro, passed away May 26, 2016. She was born December 6, 1924, in Amsterdam, NY, a daughter of the late Stanley and Magdalena Mroczka. Marian was a graduate of Wilbur Lynch High School and attended Rider College. She married Francis Czech on September 6, 1947, in Amsterdam, NY. Mrs. Czech was employed in the advertising dept. of General Electric in Syracuse, NY. She was a member of St. Paul's Church, Whitesboro. Marian was also a member of the Early Birdies Golf League and enjoyed bowling, gardening, and walking. She is survived by her daughter, Magdalen Czech, of Whitesboro, NY; a sister, Clara, of Albany, NY; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis, on April 27, 1971; three sisters, Sadie, Jane and Sophie; and a brother, Hank. The family would like to thank all of her caregivers and neighbors, as well as the Police Dept. and EMT responders. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Whitesboro.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on May 27, 2016
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