D. Pauline Sier Burroughs
D. Pauline Sier Burroughs, 79, of Syracuse, died Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Loretto. She was born in Ijamsville, Maryland on Monday, August, 31, 1925, the daughter of Walter F. Sier and Margaret Cora Umberger.
Her first husband, Harry A. Wymer, Sr., died in 1967 and second husband, Robert J. Burroughs, Sr., died in 2004.
Surviving are her son Harry Wymer, Jr., daughter; Darlene Wymer; sister, Mildred Sier of Frederick, Maryland and granddaughter, Miracle Sue Mims.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 3, 2005 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Friends may call preceding the funeral from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, Suite 300, E. Syracuse, NY 13057.
John Renzi, 70, of Kingston Road, Elbridge, died Monday, January 31, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Born in Syracuse on Monday, November 12, 1934, he was the son of Frederick Renzi and Viola Germani. John lived in Elbridge for 24 years. He was owner of Criterion Dental Lab. He was a Marine Corps veteran.
John was an avid camper and enjoyed his Fifth Wheel. He also enjoyed photography, especially of outdoor scenes.
Surviving are his wife of 23 years, the former Frances Pisik; sons, John F. Renzi of Syracuse and Donald T. Renzi of Baldwinsville; stepsons, Randy J. DeSellems of Camillus, Chris N. DeSellems of Baldwinsville and Jeffrey M. DeSellems of North Syracuse; sisters, Marge Detran of Liverpool, Phyllis D'Arrigo and Rose Snyder, both of Syracuse; grandchildren, Rachael Renzi, John Chase Renzi, and Shannon, Amanda, Andrew and Bianca DeSellems and former wife, Marlene.
His sisters, Mary Gentile and Pauline Smallwood, died earlier.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus and at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Friends may call Thursday, February 3, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Jordan, in the spring.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Richard A. Kowalczyk
Richard A. Kowalczyk, 60, most beloved son, brother, uncle and friend to all who had the good fortune to know him, was called home to Our Lord on Monday February 7, 2004. Born in Syracuse on Wednesday, August 30, 1944, he was the son of Andrew Henry Kowalczyk and Mary Lytwynec.
Richard resided most of his life in Atlanta, Georgia, Nashville, Tennessee and San Francisco, California before moving to Syracuse seven years ago to be closer to his family. He was owner of Kowal Enterprises in Atlanta and was a former interior decorator for Edwards, Flah´s and Dey Bros. He was a Navy veteran. A 1964 graduate of West Genesee High School, Richard was also a graduate of the Institute of Interior Design in Atlanta and attended Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Camillus and former member of the Jaycees of Syracuse and Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta.
Richard loved to play games, read and listen to country music. He also sponsored many local charities. He truly touched many lives and will be greatly missed but forever remembered by those who had come in contact with him.
Richard is predeceased in death by his father, Andrew Kowalczyk.
Surviving are his mother, Mary Lytwynec Kowalczyk of Fairmount; sisters, Kathleen Matott of Camillus and Mary Ellen (David) Masterpole of Syracuse; brothers, Dr. Nicholas (Andria) Kowalczyk of Chandler, Arizona and David Kowalczyk of Camillus and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and his beloved cat, Misty.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, February 11, 2005 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Friends may call Thursday, February 10, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 356 No. Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206 or to to Eternal World Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale, AL 35210 or www.ewtn.com
Janet Richards Plants
Janet Richards Plants, 52, of Columbia, South Carolina, died Wednesday, February 9, 2005. Born in Syracuse on Thursday, September 4, 1952, she was the daughter of Robert M. Richards, Sr. and Sarah Jane McMahon.
Janet was the devoted mother of Joseph and Jessica Plants, also of Columbia, South Carolina. She is also survived by her father, Robert M. Richards, Sr., of Camillus; brothers, Robert M. Richards, Jr. of No. Syracuse and Daniel F. Crough of Media, Pennsylvania; former husband, Kenneth Plants of Columbia, South Carolina; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her mother, Sarah Jane Richards, died in 1972.
Janet was a graduate of Morrisville State College and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. She was a dietician for the Richland County School District One in Columbia, South Carolina.
Interests of Janet’s included cooking and traveling.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus with Rev. Craig French officiating. Friends may call Wednesday, February 16, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt.
Contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., CNY Chapter, 5858 E. Molloy Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211.
Patricia M. Connell
Patricia M. Connell, of Camillus, went to be with the Lord and her daughters, Barbara Connell Knight (1997) and Susan C. Connell (1985) on Friday, February 11, 2005. The daughter of Joseph Xavier Meehan and Helen Veronica DePaul, she was born in Maplewood, New Jersey and resided in Camillus since 1955. Pat was Vice President of Connell Financial Group LLC in Camillus and previously worked for the EW Edwards and Dey Bros. department stores in Camillus. Pat was an active member of Holy Family Parish in Fairmount, where she taught religious education classes, served as a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Funeral Luncheon Team, the Altar & Rosary Society, and led many Bible Studies. Pat was also a member of the Tuesday Morning Bible Study at the Immanuel Church of the Nazarene in Taunton, the Camillus Business & Professional Women´s Club and Tuscarora Golf Club. Pat enjoyed helping others and spending time with her husband, children and their families.
Surviving are her husband and best friend of 51 years, James V. Connell, of Camillus; daughter, Karen C. Wheeler of Westvale; son, James V. (Jennifer) Connell, Jr. of Onondaga Hill; granddaughters, Casey and Emily Wheeler, Jordan and Allison Connell, Kate and Haley Knight; grandsons, Zachary Knight and Matthew Connell; sons-in-law, Jerry (Susan) Knight of Maryland and Chris Wheeler of Camillus; sister, Joan M. (Robert) Lockwood of New City; brothers, Joseph X. (Diane) Meehan, of Stamford, Connecticut and Daniel J. (June) Meehan of Convent Station, New Jersey; brother-in-law, John P. (Christine) Connell of Parsippany, New Jersey and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in Holy Family Church, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Friends may call Tuesday, February 15, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 127 Chapel Dr., Fairmount. Spring burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Camillus. Arrangements are by the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
Contributions may be made to the Patricia M. Connell Memorial Scholarship for Holy Family School, P.O. Box 310, Camillus, NY 13031.
Michael E. Pinkasewicz
Michael E. Pinkasewicz, 74, of Camillus, died Sunday, February 13, 2005 at St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Center. The son of Andrew Pinkasewicz and Victoria Znaczko, he was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse-Camillus area. A 1947 graduate of Vocational High School and valedictorian, Michael was a member of the marching band where he played the trombone and tuba. A graduate of Syracuse University, he received a degree in liberal arts in 1953 and a College of Law degree in 1958.
Michael was U.S. Treasury Attorney for the federal government, retiring in 1995 after 32 years. He was a member of the Brigadiers Drum & Bugle Corp. where he played the baritone and soprano bugle. He was a member of the Modern Male Chorus, Syracuse University Male Chorus, St. John’s Church Choir, Ukrainian Men’s Chorus, Surma Male Chorus, Tyrolean Alpine Choraliers and director of both St. John’s English Liturgy Choir for 20 years and Dr. Tom Dooley Choraliers for more than 40 years.
Michael was also a member of St. John’s Holy Name Society, Ukrainian National Home, Polish Legion of American Veterans, Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. #1 Camillus, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Assumption Church and the Notre Dame Retreat League in Canandaigua for 44 years. He was member of the Fort Dix Glee Club, Manhattan Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corp. and National Honorary member of the A.O.H. He began composing music for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade theme in 1982 and was grand marshal of the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2000. He was a corporal for the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Rose Mary Leskoske; sisters, Julia Pinkasewicz and Tillie Fanok, both of Syracuse, and many nieces and nephews.
Michael was predeceased by his brothers, John Pinkashewicz and Andrew Pinkes.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2005 in Assumption Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Friends may call Thursday, February 17, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 West Genesee St., Camillus. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 207 Tompkins St., Syracuse, NY 13204 or to Assumption Church, 812 N. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13208.
Lindsey A. Bridge
Lindsey A. Bridge, 85, of Syracuse, died Feb. 20, 2005 at the Veterans
Affairs Medical Center. The son of Louis Bridge and Edith Kellogg, he was born in Syracuse on May 28, 1919. He lived in Clockville on a farm for 25 years until moving to the Camillus area.
Lindsey was a 1941 graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in chemical engineering. He was a chemical engineer for Allied Signal Corp. for 33 years. An Army Air Corps veteran, he served as captain during World War II.
Lindsey was a member of the Men´s Garden Club since 1967, its Shutterbug (photography of plants, trees and flowers), recipient of the Master Gardener Award in 1984 and president in 1986. For years Lin was well-known for filling the large cast iron pots at his “Church of the Bells” Immanuel United Methodist Church with a multitude of brilliantly-colored tuberous begonias. He was a horticultural judge at the New York State Fair and for years worked with his good friend, Stanley Buckhout, at the Horticultural Building throughout the duration of the Fair each year. He was also a volunteer flower planter at Burnet Park Zoo.
A member of Habitat for Humanity, Lin helped build 22 homes in Florida. He was also a member of the Immanuel United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Trustees. Years ago, he enjoyed bowling at Raabs on a mixed league with his wife.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Jeanette Britton; daughters, Carol (Don) King of McKinney, Tex. and Jeanne (Edward) Keplinger of Pompey; sons, Robert (Diane) Bridge of Fairfax, Va. and Jay W. Bridge of W. Palm Beach, Fla. and six grandchildren; David and Ellen King of McKinney, Tex., Michael and Mary Bridge of Fairfax Va. and Amanda and Jacob Keplinger of Pompey.
Services were at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus, with Rev. Craig French officiating. Friends called at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring at the Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida.
Contributions may be made to the Immanuel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 303 Kasson Rd., Camillus, NY 13031 or to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 13057.
Paula A. Cico
Paula A. Cico, 92, of Syracuse, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Loretto. The daughter of August Mayershofer and Agnes Caffrey, she was born in Syracuse on Sunday, July 28, 1912. Paula lived in Syracuse until moving to Baldwinsville. She was a graduate of Central High School. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Baldwinsville, member of the New York
State Water Ski Federation, Hank’s Pond Water Ski Team and the American Motorcycle Association.
She is predeceased by her husband, Stephen L. Cico.
Surviving are her daughters, Sylvia (Daniel) Votra of Weedsport, Francine Cico (David Vanslyke) of Syracuse and Mary Cico of Liverpool and son George Cico of New York.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2005 in St. Mary’s Church, 47 Syracuse, St., Baldwinsville, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Friends may call Thursday, March 3, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville.
Contributions may be made to the SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Mattydale, NY 13211.
Irene Birchmeyer Ryan
Irene Birchmeyer Ryan, 70, of Camillus, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at Crouse Hospital. Born in Syracuse on Tuesday, April 17, 1934, she was the daughter of Severin Birchmeyer and Loretta Ryan. A lifetime resident of Camillus, she was a graduate of CCBI. Irene was an assistant manager for Prudential Insurance Co. and communicant of Holy Family Church.
Irene enjoyed traveling, her family and grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Robert T. Ryan; daughter, Catherine (Michael) Ryan Knapp; son, Robert T. Ryan, Jr.; grandchildren, Heather and Christopher Knapp, all of Camillus and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Holy Family Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt.
Arrangements are by the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
Contributions may be made to the Shrine of the Infant of Prague, Dominican Friars, P.O. Box 1202, 5 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 06505
Eric "Rick" Hackbarth
Eric “Rick” Hackbarth, 51, of Penn Yan, died Thursday, March 24, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. The son of Carl and Charlene Hackbarth, he was born in Syracuse on Monday, March 22, 1954.
Eric grew up in Camillus, before moving to the Rochester area, where he lived for more than 20 years. He graduated from West Genesee High School in 1972 and received his associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester.
Eric was a digital design engineer for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, since 1981. Previously, he also worked for Penn Yan Airport. Eric was an FAA Inspector. He enjoyed flying and boating.
Surviving are his former wife, Pamela; parents, Carl and Charlene Hackbarth of Camillus; sisters, Patricia Hackbarth of New York City and Christine Hackbarth of Syracuse; three nieces and one great-niece.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5 at Fairmount Community Church, with Rev. Dr. Joseph Jankowiak officiating. Friends may call on Monday, March 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fairmount Community Church, 4801 West Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13219 or to the American Heart Association, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624.
George "Bill" Stoyan
George “Bill” Stoyan, 84, of Fairmount, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at Community-General Hospital. He was born in Syracuse on Saturday, March 19, 1921, the son of Angelo and Anna Stoyan. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a graduate of Vocational High School.
Bill was employed by MCL Industries for 20 years. He was also formerly employed by A-1 Music. He was an Army veteran of World War II and communicant of Holy Family Church. Bill enjoyed fishing, especially for walleye.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, the former Marjorie Frances Doyle, of Fairmount; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and George Petty of Fairmount; son and daughter-in-law, George and Susan Stoyan, Jr. of Liverpool; five grandchildren, five great-grandsons, four sisters and four nephews.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus and at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Friends may call Thursday, April 7, 2005 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Holy Family Church Food Pantry, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219.
Robert C. Furth
Robert C. Furth, 89, of Camillus, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at home. Born in Trenton, NJ on Saturday, July 13, 1915, he was the son of Elmore and Ethel Furth. He lived in Skaneateles until moving to Camillus 25 years ago.
Bob was a 1938 graduate of the Newark School of Industrial Arts. He was formerly employed by Lipe Rollway Bearing and L.A.B. Corp. in Skaneateles, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Chapter 19, in Syracuse and the Immanuel United Methodist Church.
Bob enjoyed fishing, camping, stamp collecting and model railroads.
Surviving are his wife of 26 years, the former Elizabeth Cullinan, of Camillus; daughters, Gail Furth Norwood of Cayuta, and Patricia Leigh Vanderbrook of Westlake Village, California; son, David Allen Furth of Skaneateles; brother, Frank Furth of Killingworth, Connecticut and grandchildren, Kimberly, Robert, Jennifer, Christian, Sierra and Kelsey.
Bob was predeceased by his twin sister, Ruth Furth Lewis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus with Rev. Craig French officiating. Friends may call preceding the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners.
Contributions may be made to the Western Area Volunteer Emergency Services, 202 Bennett Rd., Camillus, NY 13031.
Kenneth Wells Burrows
Kenneth Wells Burrows, 89, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Syracuse. He was born in Syracuse on Tuesday, November 11, 1914 and was the son of George David Burrows and Marcia Elizabeth Smith.
Ken lived in Camillus from 1957 until moving to Fayetteville in 1975. He worked in pharmaceutical sales for years and retired as owner of Empire Maintenance Products in Syracuse.
A Navy veteran of W.W. II and the Korean Conflict, Ken served in the following conflicts: Okinawa, Japan Occupation, Layti Gulf, South Pacific Theater, Iwo Jima and Korea. During World War II, he served on the USS Bland and during the the Korean Conflict, he served aboard the USS Blue and USS Saucelito.
Ken was a past member of the Masonic Order, 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and presently a member of the VFW Eastwood Post.
Ken is predeceased by one sister and two brothers.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Jeannette R. Petta; five daughters, Kathy (Ed) Schilling of Syracuse, Marcia Smythe of Syracuse, Toni Marie (Michael) DeGaetano of Atlantic, North Carolina, Joni Marie (Robert) Salvagni of Solvay and Gina Marie Burrows of Liverpool; three sons, Gary Anthony (Michele) Burrows of Marcellus, Kenneth G. Burrows of Syracuse and Anthony J. Burrows of Manlius; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mary Miller of Skaneateles and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 4 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus with Pastor Justin Campbell of the Liverpool Christian Church officiating. Friends may call Tuesday, August 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Committal services will be in the Burrows Memorial Chapel in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles.
Robert J. Parkhurst
Robert J. Parkhurst, 78, of Camillus, died Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Community-General Hospital. He was born in Watertown on Thursday, March 5, 1925 and was the son of R. Parkhurst and Rose Ritchie.
"Parkie" lived in Syracuse until moving to Camillus in 1954. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1950-1952. At the start of his career, he served as radio engineer at WWNY in Watertown and WMSA in Massena. He was involved in Central New York broadcasting since 1953 and retired in 1989 as Chief Engineer of WSTM after 36 years. He was charter member of the Society of Broadcast engineers. He adored his two godchildren, Nicholas and Christian Marco.
Golf was a sport which "Parkie" enjoyed. He would play at Camillus Country Club where he was a member of a league and also at Westvale Golf Club. He enjoyed couples’ bridge as well.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Lillian E. Bell, two nieces and several cousins.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Baldwinsville. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
Contributions may be made to Western Area Volunteer Emergency Services, 202 Bennett Road, Camillus, New York 13031.
Charles Samuel Miller, Jr.
Charles Samuel Miller, Jr., 76, of Warners, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. He was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania on Thursday, March 17, 1927 and was the son of Charles Samuel Miller and Mary V. Seebolt.
Mr. Miller lived in Warners most of his life. He was a 1945 graduate of Warners High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. A navy veteran of World War II, he served from 1945-1947 and was a member of the Sampson World War II Vets. He retired as traffic manager from Church & Dwight. He was a member of Warners United Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows. He was also a former member of the Warners Fire Department.
Known for his fine woodworking skills, Mr. Miller built most of the furniture in his home, including a grandfather’s clock and end tables which he also made for many in his family. He enjoyed golf and vegetable gardening as well.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Elma Jane Weisbrod; a daughter, Darlene Cushman of Syracuse; two sons, Mark of Syracuse and Gregory of Camillus; two sisters, Joan Weisbrod of Warners and Nancy Hagadorn of Baldwinsville and three grandchildren, Kimberly, Justin and Ryan Miller.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 at the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus, with Rev. Jack Kissel officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Warners. Friends may call on Friday, April 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
Contributions may be made to the Warners United Methodist Church, 6514 Canton Street, Warners, New York 13164.