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2002 OBITUARIES

John W. Bobenhausen
Miss Louise D. Brown
Grace C. Doran
Otto W. Edkin
Thomas Daniel Eisenhauer
Eleanor M. Eldridge
Catherine "Kay" Ferrara
Robert B. Foster, Sr.
Robert B. Foster, Sr.
Oliver H. Frost
Raymond C. Galen
Elizabeth W. Gannon
Dorothy L. Hull
Bruce A. Judd
Joan M. Lavassaur
Lawrence R. Linton
Gerald A. Locke
Barbara C. Pinkosky
Henry Thomas Potter
Bernard F. Rauscher
Betty F. Scholl
Ethel Lent Small

John W. Bobenhausen
November 28, 1915 - March 24, 2002

 John W. Bobenhausen, 86, formerly of Box 96 South Street died Sunday evening March 24, 2002 in St. Luke’s Memorial Health Center, New Hartford where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

John was born on November 28, 1915 in Pennellville, NY the son of William and Johanna Rengstorf Bobenhausen. He attended the North Syracuse Schools.

He married Ruth Johnson on May 27,1939 in Syracuse.

John had been a resident of Westmoreland since 1966 until moving to the Lutheran Home in Clinton in May of 2000.

He was a truck driver with Associated Transport of Yorkville for 28 years retiring in 1978.

John was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Rome and Oneida.

 

Surviving is his wife Ruth also a resident of the Lutheran Home in Clinton, one son and daughter-in-law David and Maggie Bobenhausen of Cartersville, GA; three daughters and three son-in-laws, Joyce and Roger Andrews of Washington, VA, Janet Collins and her special friend Gary Markowicz of Whitesboro, Kathy and Jerry Knieram of Fife, WA, Robert Slantz Sr. of Highland, IL; two sisters, Louise Eno of Minoa, and Dorothy Gallinger of Copperopalis, CA; ten grandchildren and spouses, Paul and Stephanie Bobenhausen, Kimberly and Matt Harris, Carrie Bobenhausen, Jonathan and Becky Andrews, Teri and Rob Miner, Kristine and Andrew Puckey, Robert Slantz Jr., William and Jean Slantz, Jayne Slantz, Mary and Doug Taylor; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by a stepdaughter Joan Slantz in 1972.

John’s family wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff of the Lutheran Home for the exceptional care, concern and love extended to John and his wife Ruth.  Their kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.

Memorial Services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday April 13, 2002 from the Seventh Day Adventist Church 6739 Sutliff Rd. Rome, NY with Pastor Bruce Wilkinson officiating. Interment will be made in Crown Hill Memorial Park, Town of New Hartford. .  There will be no calling hours.  Memorial Contributions may be made to either the Lutheran Home Foundation 108 Utica Road Clinton, NY 13323 or the Seventh Day Adventist Church 6739 Sutliff Rd. Rome, NY 13440.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 Main Street Oneida, NY 13421.

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Miss Louise D. Brown
March 6, 1920 - June 13, 2002

 Miss Louise D. Brown, 82, a resident of the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility since August 17, 2000, died Thursday June 13, 2002 in the Oneida Healthcare Center following a lengthy illness.

Louise was born on March 6, 1920 in Vienna the daughter of David A. and Elvira M. Mott Brown. She attended Canastota Schools.

Louise was the owner and operator of Brown’s Campground at Fish Creek Landing from 1960-1974. She had previously been employed at Camden Wire Co.

Louise moved to Oneida in 1976 from Fish Creek and resided at 516 Cleveland Avenue for many years then moved to 401 Williams Street and the Oneida Towers before entering the Extended Care Facility.

She was a former member of the Vienna Methodist Church and a member of the Oneida Chapter AARP.

Surviving is one sister, Marjorie L. Brown also a resident of the Extended Care, one sister-in-law; Mary C. Brown of Canastota, three nephews; David Brown of Canastota, Dennis Brown of Peterboro, Dale Brown of Sylvan Beach and several cousins.  She was pre-deceased by one brother J. Silas Brown in 1974.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday June 15, 2002 from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Dean Moyer officiating.  Interment will be made in the McConnellsville Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home 342 Main Street Oneida. Memorial Contributions in Louise’s memory may be made to the Resident’s Fund of the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility 323 Genesee Street Oneida, NY 13421

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Grace C. Doran
January 25, 1918 - January 11, 2002

 Grace C. Doran, 83, of 233 Park Avenue, died Friday, January 11, 2002 at the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility following a lengthy illness.

She was born on January 25, 1918 in Constableville, NY the daughter of Fay and Amelia Myers Ackerman. 

Grace spent her early years in Constableville, attending the Turin schools.  She had lived in the Oneida area for more than 40 years. 

She enjoyed bingo and traveling and square dancing with the “Belles and Beaux” of Oneida. 

Grace had been a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Oneida. 

She married Dennis F. Doran, Sr. on August 16, 1940 in Utica, NY.  

Surviving besides her husband are:  Two (2) sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis, Jr. and Sandra Doran, and William and Mary Doran all of Oneida; one (1) daughter, Sharon Doran of Grand Prairie, TX; One (1) brother and sister-in-law, Fay and Marlene Ackerman, Jr. of Constableville; two (2) sisters, Beverly Bronson of W. Leyden, and Ann Brown of Talcottville; seven (7) grandchildren, John Doran, Shawn Doran, Jill Rockwell, April Perry, Christopher Doran, Sheena Harrington and Kyle Harrington; six (6) great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Grace was pre-deceased by two (2) brothers, Leonard Ackerman and Lincoln Ackerman; and three (3) sisters, Blanche Jones, Jean Stanford and Alair Barron. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 9:15 a.m. from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., Oneida, and 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Oneida, where a funeral mass will be held.  The Rev. William Lorenz will officiate.  Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Oneida.  Friends are invited and may call on Tuesday  evening (tomorrow night) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 342 Main Street, Oneida.  In her memory contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 121 St. Joseph’s Place, Oneida, NY  13421, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Otto W. Edkin
November 25, 1923 - June 25, 2002

 Otto W. Edkin, 78, of 442 Sayles Street Oneida passed away Tuesday June 25, 2002 in University Hospital Syracuse where he had been a medical patient for the last six days.

Otto was born on November 25, 1923 in Canastota, NY the son of Otto M. and Lydia E. Burton Edkin. He married Thelma Scott on September 14, 1947 in the First United Methodist Church Oneida.

He was a graduate of Oneida High School Class of 1941 and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Syracuse University in 1949.

Otto taught art following his graduation from Syracuse University, first in Grahamsville, Morrisville and then at Vernon Verona Sherrill Central School.  He then became an administrator in the district serving as Vice Principal of the VVS Middle School and VVS High School before retiring in 1982. He later was employed as a ticket taker at the Carrier Dome for 17 years.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during World War II as a signalman 3rd Class.

Otto was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Oneida, and was current Treasurer for the Memorial Fund, was a former member of the Board of Trustees, former Finance Chairman, former Superintendent of the Sunday School Program and Teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class and had also served on the Council of Ministries.

The Oneida American Legion Post #169 held a special place in Otto’s life where he was a member, Past Commander, former Chaplain and member of the Honor and Color Guard.  He had also served as the Program Director for Boy’s State for many years. He was also Past District Commander of the American Legion.

Otto was a member of the Sherrill-Oneida Lions Club and was Past President, a member of the Oneida- Canastota Masonic Lodge #270, a former member and chairman of the City of Oneida Planning Commission, a member and chairman for the voting inspectors for Ward 2 in the City of Oneida, former Leader of Troop 4 Boy Scouts of America and served as a judge at many NYS Scholastic Art Competitions.

Otto had donated over 13 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross.

The Rotary Club of Oneida recognized Otto in 1986 when he was a recipient of the Rotary Rose to the Living Award.

Surviving is his wife Thelma, three sons and daughter-in-laws; Wayne and Robin Edkin of McConnellsville, Dwight and Terry Edkin of San Luis Obispo, CA, Timothy and Gina Edkin of Munnsville, two grandchildren Scott Edkin and Trevor Edkin, one brother and sister-in-law: Roger and Marilyn Edkin of Hayesville, NC and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services with full military honors will be held 10:00 AM Saturday July 6, 2002 from the First United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Grove Street Oneida with Rev. Thomas F. Schafer officiating.  Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery Oneida.  Friends are invited and may call 2-4 & 7-9 PM Friday July 5 at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 main Street Oneida, NY.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund corner of Main and Grove Street Oneida, NY 13421 or the Otto W. Edkin Art Scholarship Fund at VVS High School Rt. 31 Verona, NY  13478.

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Thomas Daniel Eisenhauer
May 4, 1917 - March 8, 2002

 Thomas Daniel Eisenhauer, 84, formerly of 519 Broadway died Friday afternoon March 8, 2002 in the Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility of Cortland where he had been a resident since September 8, 1997.

Tom was born on May 4, 1917 in Clearfield, PA the son of William and Ruth Curley Eisenhauer.

He was a graduate of Clearfield High School.  Tom was a resident of Oneida from 1955 until 1997 when he entered Northwoods.

He married Winifred Wharton on May 2, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA. Mrs. Eisenhauer died on August 21, 1999.

Tom proudly served as the custodian for St. Patrick’s Church and School in Oneida from 1959 to 1987.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Oneida, a bingo worker at St. Patrick’s School and a former member of the E. Bart Hanifin Council #473 Knights of Columbus in Oneida.

Surviving are two daughters and son-in-laws, Winifred and Dr Arnold Talentino of Cortland, Margaret and George Ransom of Walpole, MA; four grandchildren, Dr. Andrea Talentino and her husband Thomas Tarnow of New Orleans, LA, Justin Talentino of Austin, TX, Elizabeth Ransom and Emily Ransom both of Walpole, MA and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Saturday March 23, 2002 from the Ironside Funeral Home Inc. and 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. William A. Mesmer.  Interment will be made in St. Patrick’s Cemetery Oneida.  Friends are invited and may call from 8:30 to 9:30 AM Saturday at the funeral home 342 Main Street Oneida. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Church Organ Fund 347 Main Street Oneida, NY.

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Eleanor M. Eldridge
July 5, 1932 - November 9, 2002

Eleanor M. Eldridge, 70, of 5589 Sand Hill Road Verona died Saturday morning November 9, 2002 in the Rome Nursing Home where she had been a resident since October 18, 2001.

Eleanor was born on July 5, 1932 in Fulton, the daughter of Edward and Eva Mae Williams Wallace.  She attended the Fulton Schools.

She married Howard G. Eldridge on November 17, 1956 in Oneida. Mr. Eldridge died on January 6, 1988.

Eleanor was employed with Oneida Limited Silversmiths from 1963 to 1969.  She then became a foster parent and grandparent with Oneida County.

Eleanor was a member of the Verona United Methodist Church.

She was pre-deceased by one daughter Gail Marie Eldridge on November 8, 1966.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Friday November 15, 2002 from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 Main Street Oneida with Rev. Nancy E. Araujo officiating.  Interment will be made in Peterboro Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Verona United Methodist Church P.O. Box 125 Verona, NY 13478.

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Catherine "Kay" Ferrara
February 8, 1911 - August 26, 2002

 Catherine “Kay” Ferrara 91, of 303 Village Drive Apt.1 died Monday morning August 26, 2002 in Loretto Fahey Center where she had been a resident since July 26, 2002.

Kay was born on February 8, 1911 in Oneida the daughter of Frank and Mary  Fuschino Carnevale. A resident of Oneida for many years she was a graduate of Oneida High School class of 1927.

Kay was employed as a secretary in the Physical Plant Engineering Section at University Hospital in Syracuse for 11 years retiring February 26, 1980.  She had previously been employed at the former Amos Rice Coal Co. in Syracuse from 1955 to 1969.  Prior to that she was a supervisor in the billing department of Oneida Ltd. Silversmiths.

Kay was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Syracuse where she was a member of St. Anne’s Circle, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Golden Agers Group.

Surviving is one daughter Nancy Newell of Lancaster, PA; one brother Raymond F. Carnevale of Sherrill; three grandchildren Steven and Anita Newell of Denver, CO, Lisa Wolfe of Lancaster, PA and Richard Newell of Lancaster, PA, 2 great grandsons Steven Newell and Matthew Wolfe and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Friday from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. and 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Church Oneida where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated.  Interment will be made in St. Patrick’s Cemetery Oneida.  There will be no calling hours.  Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church Memorial Fund 121 St. Joseph’s Place Oneida, NY 13421

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Robert B. Foster, Sr.
September 2, 1936 - December 4, 2002

Robert B. Foster Sr. 66 of 5931 Stockbridge Hill Road Munnsville died unexpectedly Wednesday December 4, 2002 in the emergency room of the Oneida Healthcare Center after being stricken at home.

Bob was born on September 2, 1936 in Rome the son of Charles L. and Dorothy L. Markell Foster.  A lifelong resident of the area he attended Verona Schools

He married Annonia H. Carswell on November 24, 1956 in the Verona First Presbyterian Church.

Bob was employed with Oneida Limited Silversmiths as a truck driver in General Stores for 32 years retiring in January 1999.  He had previously been employed with the NYS Department of Transportation in Oneida.

He attended Stockbridge United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Oneida Moose Lodge # 421 in Oneida

Bob was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served from 1954 to 1957.

Surviving is his wife Annonia, one daughter, Delphine Foster and Michael Sharon of Munnsville; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Jacalyn Foster of Canastota; four grandchildren, Arron Foster, Anna Sharon, Alexander Foster and Shea Foster, one great grandson Arien Foster, his mother-in-law, Annonia Fox of the Lutheran Home in Clinton, a sister-in-law Ruth Foster of Durhamville and many nieces and nephews. Bob was pre-deceased by a son Robert B. Foster Jr. on January 12, 2000 and his brother Charles R. Foster on November 13, 2002.

Graveside Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday December 7, 2002 at the family plot in Stockbridge Cemetery with Pastor Mary Morris officiating. Friends are invited and may call 6-9 PM Friday at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Munnsville Fire Department Rescue Squad P.O. Box 300 Munnsville, NY 13409.

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Oliver H. Frost
May 30, 1929 - January 2, 2002

 Oliver H. Frost, 72 of 540 Sayles Street Oneida died Wednesday morning January 2, 2002 at his residence.

Oliver was born on May 30, 1929 in Munnsville the son of John R. and Rosalind Hickox Frost Jr.  A lifelong resident of the area he was a graduate of Oneida High School and attended Syracuse University.

He married Betty J. Staple on July 31, 1954 in Zion Episcopal Church in Rome.

Oliver was employed with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance in Syracuse as a tax compliance officer for 27 years retiring in 1995.  He had also been employed at Vernon Downs Raceway as a money handler for 36 years retiring in 1993.

Oliver attended Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Sherrill.

He was a veteran of the US Navy having served in the Korean Conflict.

Surviving is his wife Betty, two daughters and son-in-laws; Linda and F. James Lane of Dublin, GA, Laurie and Daniel Grossman of Rome and four grandchildren, Laurie Lane, James Lane, John Grossman and Timothy Grossman.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday from the Gethsemane Episcopal Church, 320 Park Street Sherrill with Rev. Beverly Messenger-Harris officiating.  Spring interment will be made in St. Helena’s Cemetery Oneida.  Friends are invited and may call 5-8 PM Friday at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice Care Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Rd.  New Hartford, NY  13413 

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Raymond C. Galen
January 1, 1907 - January 29, 2002

 Raymond C. Galen, 95, of 620 Ponte Vedra Blvd, formerly of 428 Leonard Street Oneida died Tuesday January 29, 2002 at his son’s residence following an illness of the last four days.

Ray was born on January 1, 1907 in Rochester, NY the son of Frank and Catherine Finzer Galen.  He attended Rochester Catholic High School.

He had been a resident of Oneida since 1941 until 2001 when he moved to Florida to live with his son.

Ray was employed as an employment officer at the Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome for 24 years retiring May 31, 1971.  He then was employed as a personnel specialist with the US Civil Service Commission for 9 years.

He married Lucille Heilman on September 14, 1932 in St. Andrews Church Rochester.  Mrs. Galen Died on August 20, 1997.

Ray was a veteran of the Army Air Force from 1944 –1945 where he served as an Air Transport Technician.   

Ray was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Oneida, a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #767 in Oneida, a life member and Past Post Commander on the Oneida American Legion Post #169, a former American Legion District Commander and an Honorary Life Member of the Kanon Valley Country Club.

Surviving is one son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Judith Galen of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, four grandchildren; Somar Fleming of Shreveport, LA, Sean Galen, Christian Galen and Matthew Galen all of Jacksonville, Fl, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday May 8, 2002 in St. Joseph’s Church Oneida at 10:00 AM with Rev. William A. Lorenz officiating.  There will be no calling hours. Local Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 Main Street Oneida. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry 121 St. Joseph Place Oneida, NY 13421.

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Elizabeth W. Gannon
October 3, 1898 - November 13, 2002

 Elizabeth W. Gannon, 104, formerly of 406 Broad Street Oneida died Wednesday November 13, 2002 in Stonehedge Health and Rehabilitation Center Rome where she had been a resident since February 15, 1993.

Elizabeth was born October 3, 1898 in Sackets Harbor the daughter of John and Nellie McKray White.  She graduated High School in Sackets Harbor and spent most of her life in New York City as a homemaker.  She moved to Syracuse in 1980 and to Oneida in 1990.

She was the widow of Michael J. Gannon who died December 28, 1967.

Elizabeth attended St. Patrick’s Church in Oneida.

Surviving is a niece Mary Bunkley and a nephew John White.  She also has very close friends Diana Collins of  Verona and the Robert Seitz family formerly of Oneida.

 

Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Wednesday November 20, 2002 from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. and 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. David J. Orzel.  Interment will be made in Lakeside Cemetery Sackets Harbor.  Friends are invited and may call 7-9 PM Tuesday at the funeral home 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Church 347 Main Street Oneida, NY 13421

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Dorothy L. Hull
February 5, 1899 - May 11, 2002

 Dorothy L. Hull, 103 formerly of 4986 Route 365 Verona passed away Saturday evening May 11, 2002 with her loving family at her side, in the Eastern Star Home Oriskany where she had been a resident since September 2, 1993.

Dorothy was born on February 5, 1899 in Little Falls, the daughter of Adelbert A. and Cornelia Boyer Pullman.

In 1911 her family moved to Chadwick’s and there she attended the Chadwick's and New Hartford Schools. She then resided at 15 Kellogg Road New Hartford for many years until moving to Verona in 1983.

She married William H. Hull on August 16, 1924 in Chadwick's. Mr. Hull died August 8, 1968.

Dorothy was employed at the Willowvale Bleachery where she was a Floor Lady in the Sewing Room.

She was a member of the Sauquoit Valley United Methodist Church, the Edward L. Clonan Post #1000 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Chadwick’s. She was a member and Past Matron in 1933 of the Maple Valley, New Hartford Chapter #393, Order of the Eastern Star in Sauquoit, the Thimble Club and the Westlanders Senior Citizens.

Surviving is one daughter-in-law, Elmina R. Hull of Verona, one granddaughter, Suzanne E. and Peter Geer of Verona, two grandsons, Donald A. and Tammy Hull  Sr. of Rome; Jeffery W. Hull of Verona, four great grandchildren; Donald A. and Deidra Hull Jr. of San Diego, CA and Joshua, Kevin and Savannah Geer of Verona and three great-great grand children Denali, Willow and Camryn Hull, and one very special nephew Adlebert  E. Stauring of Pounder Hall in Oriskany.  She was pre-deceased by her son Donald A. Hull on February 16, 2002 and her sister Gertrude Stauring on February 9, 1974.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Robert Wollober officiating. Interment will be made in New Union Cemetery, Verona.  Friends are invited and may call 6:30 to 8:30 PM Tuesday at the funeral home 342 Main Street Oneida. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Home Activities Fund P.O. Box 959 Oriskany, NY 13424

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Bruce A. Judd
February 22, 1950 - December 9, 2002

Bruce A. Judd, 52, of 3982 State Route 26 Vernon died Monday morning December 9, 2002 in Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital Syracuse following a long illness

Bruce was born on February 22, 1950 in Syracuse the son of Leslie and Merle Buckout Judd. A lifelong resident of Central New York he was a graduate of Central Tech High School in Syracuse and he attended Onondaga Community College.

Bruce proudly served with the US Navy from 1968 to 1972 where he was an Engineman Class 3 aboard the USS Hawkins stationed at Portsmouth, VA.  He was recognized with the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Bronze Star with Combat “V” for his service to his country.

Bruce was employed as a mechanic with Haun Welding Supply in Syracuse since 1978.

He married LuAn T. Jones on January 23, 1993 in Vernon.

Bruce was a founding member of the CNY Ice Racing Association, a former member of the Syracuse Chapter of the Sports Car Club of America and was a member of the American Kite Flyers Association.

Surviving is his wife LuAn, his mother Merle Judd of Fayetteville, two stepsons, Benjamin Conley and Seth Conley both at home, one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Richard Barber of Jamesville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. M. Russell Lee officiating.  Interment will be made in Lee Valley Cemetery.  Friends are invited and may call 2-4 & 7-9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Benjamin & Seth Conley Scholarship Fund c/o Thomas Jones P.O. Box 12 Redfield, NY 13437.

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Joan M. Lavassaur
March 9, 1927 - September 6, 2002

  Joan M. Lavassaur, 75 of 531 Sconondoa Street Oneida died Friday morning September 6, 2002 in the Oneida Healthcare Center where she had been a medical patient for the last week.

Joan was born on March 9, 1927 in Niagara Falls, NY the daughter of Roland and Florence Henery Prudhomme.  She attended school in Niagara Falls and moved to Oneida in 1950.

She married Maxwell J. “Max” Lavassaur on June 1, 1946 in Niagara Falls.

Joan was employed as a quality control inspector for Hubbard Industries in Wampsville for several years retiring in 1982.  She had previously been employed as an inspector with Oneida Silversmiths.

Joan was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Oneida and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member and Past Regent of Court of Our Lady #1250 Catholic Daughters of America and was Past Regent of the Syracuse Diocese. She was a member of the Oneida Healthcare Center Ladies Auxiliary.  She also volunteered with the Karing Kitchen, the Community Theatre, the Oneida Area Little Theatre and the Present Day Players.

Joan was a member of the Oneida Community Golf Club and was actively involved with the Tuesday and Thursday Ladies League.

Surviving besides her husband Max is one son and daughter-in-law Richard and Kathy Lavassaur of Liverpool; four grandchildren Melanie Lavassaur of Oneida, Michael and Michele Lavassaur of West Virginia, Jeremy Wray of Myrtle Beach, SC and Brandon Wray of Columbia, SC; one great granddaughter Haley Lavassaur; one brother and sister-in-law Robert and Patricia Prudhomme of Denver, CO; one sister and brother-in-law Mary and Frederick Freeman of Littleton, CO and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Monday September 9, 2002 at 9:30 AM from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. and 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. David J. Orzel.  Interment will be made in St. Patrick’s Cemetery Oneida.  Friends are invited and may call on Sunday from 2-4 PM only at the funeral home, 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Rd. New Hartford, NY 13413

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Lawrence R. Linton
July 9, 1914 - January 15, 2002

 Lawrence R. Linton, 87 of 4706 Williams Street Road Oneida died Tuesday morning January 15, 2002 at the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility where he had been a resident since November 18, 1997.

Lawrence was born on July 9, 1914 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin the son of Forest and Olive Mepham Linton.  He was a graduate of Cincinnatus Central High School and had been a resident of the Oneida area since 1934.

He married Jean Drake on July 25, 1941 at Hickory Knoll in Oneida Castle.

Larry was employed for many years with Oneida Ltd. Silversmiths as a security guard retiring in 1991.  He had also been employed with the former Agway Feed Store in Canastota and later the Kime Hardware of Canastota.  He also served as sexton of the Oneida Castle Cemetery for many years.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army where he served as a Private 1st Class from 1942 to 1945.

He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Sherrill.            

Surviving is his wife Jean, three sons and two daughter-in-laws; Wilbur Linton of Sherrill, Daniel and Kathy Linton of Sherrill, Andrew and Cyndi Linton of Hagaman, NY, two daughters and one son-in-law; April Gates of West Oneonta, NY and Robin and Gary Haddock of Oneonta, one brother and sister-in-law Archie and Edna Linton of Vernon Center, and one sister Edith Griffin of Syracuse, and a very dear special friend Judy Tator of Oneonta, 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. M. Russell Lee officiating.  Interment will be made in Sunnyside Cemetery Merrillsville.  Friends are invited and may call 2-4 & 7-9 PM Thursday at the funeral home 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility Patients Fund 323 Genesee Street Oneida, NY 13421 or the Alzheimer’s Disease Assn. 441 West Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse, NY  13204.       

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Gerald A. Locke
October 7, 1922 - July 21, 2002

 Gerald A. Locke, 79 of 10 Circle Drive Oneida Castle died Sunday morning July 21, 2002 in the Oneida Healthcare Center following a brief illness.

Gerald was born in Fabius on October 7, 1922 the son of Clayton D. and Marguerita Alcott Locke.

He married Dorothy Keller on April 11, 1944 in St. Louis, MO.

Gerald was employed as a stock handler with Oneida Limited Silversmiths for 40 years retiring in 1984.

He served with the U. S. Army during World War II as a Private First Class at the Army Air Forces Base in Madison WI.

Gerald was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Oneida.

Surviving is his wife Dorothy, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary A. & Missy Locke of North Bay, Chris Locke of Oneida; two daughters and son-in-laws, Jeannine and John Briedis  of Manlius, Karen and Charles green of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one sister, Sharon and Benjamin Richmond of Oneida, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday July 24, 2002 from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. John Quinn officiating.  Interment will be made in Oneida Castle Cemetery.  Friends are invited and may call 4-7 PM Tuesday at the funeral home 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Oneida Castle Fire Department, Castle Street Oneida Castle, NY 13421.

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Barbara C. Pinkosky
July 6, 1932 - October 27, 2002

 Barbara C. Pinkosky, 70, of 305 Phillip Street Oneida, NY died Sunday morning October 27, 2002 in St. Joseph’s Hospital Syracuse following an illness of the last month.

            Barbara was born on July 6, 1932 in Oneida the daughter of Harry G. and Gertrude Besenfelder Pflieger. A lifelong resident of Oneida she was a graduate of Oneida High School Class of 1950 and also attended Central City Business Institute in Syracuse.

            Barbara married Joseph J. Pinkosky on June 6, 1953 in St. Joseph’s Church Oneida.  Mr. Pinkosky died on July 1, 1985.

            Barbara was always a loving wife and mother and she had been employed as a nursery school aid at St. Patrick’s School in Oneida. She was also employed as a teller at the Oneida Valley National Bank in Sherrill and had been an administrative assistant to the Guidance Department of the Oneida City School District.

            Mrs. Pinkosky was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Oneida, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a former member of the Choir.  She had also been a participant in the Oneida Hospital Follies.           

Surviving is one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and James Sheldon of Camillus; one son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Cheryl Pinkosky of Sayre, PA; five grandchildren, Jaime Sheldon, Jennifer Sheldon, Joanna Sheldon, Kendra Pinkosky and Brian Pinkosky; one sister Margaret Tucker of Oneida and one aunt Florence Pflieger of Oneida and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Wednesday from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. and 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Church 121 St. Joseph’s Place Oneida where the Funeral Mass will be concelebrated by Rev. Edmund A. Castrovono and Rev. Michael J. Carmola. Interment will be made in St. Francis Cemetery Durhamville.  Friends are invited and may call 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220-0349 or the American Kidney Fund 6110 Executive Blvd. Suite 1010 Rockville. MD  20852-9813

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Henry Thomas Potter

 Henry Thomas Potter infant son of Steven J. and Deborah A. Kaffka Potter of 360 Earl Avenue Oneida died at birth Tuesday December 17, 2002 in the Oneida Healthcare Center.

Surviving besides his parents are one sister, Laura; two brothers, Ted and Scott; maternal great-grandfather Robert J. Smith of Whitesboro; maternal grandparents, Harold C. and Bernadette Kaffka of Utica, paternal grandparents Robert W. and Barbara Potter of Oneida Castle and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial Services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 Main St. Oneida with Rev. David J. Orzel officiating.  There will be no calling hours.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Knee High to Knowledge Preschool P.O. Box 435 Oneida, NY 13421-0435.  

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Bernard F. Rauscher
June 28, 1908 - September 6, 2002

 Bernard F. Rauscher, 94 of 5554 West Genesee Street Applewood Manor Camillus formerly of East Walnut Street Oneida died Friday afternoon September 6, 2002 in Forbes Regional Hospital Monroeville, PA following a four-day illness.

Bernie was born on June 28, 1908 in Stittville the son of Charles A. and Lydia Siegman Rauscher. He was a lifelong resident of Oneida until moving to Camillus about 11 years ago.

Bernie attended Westmoreland Schools

He married Frances A. Behr on December 31, 1931 in St. Joseph’s Church Oneida. Mrs. Rauscher died on August 10, 2001.

Mr. Rauscher was a foreman in the shipping room with Smith Lee Co. of Oneida for 31 years retiring in 1970. He had also be a barber at Joseph Hyland’s and other various locations in Oneida.

Bernie was a former member of St. Patrick’s Church in Oneida and the St. Patrick’s School Kitchen Committee. He was also a former member of the Oneida Moose Lodge #421 in Oneida.  He currently attended St. Joseph’s on the Hill Church in Camillus.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law Ann and John Eagan of Syracuse; two sons and daughter-in-laws Donald J. and Sally Rauscher of Murraysville, PA, William B. and Carol Rauscher of Syracuse; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30AM Wednesday September 11, 2002 from St. Joseph’s on the Hill Church Camillus with Rev. John Finnegan officiating.  Interment will be made at 3:00 PM Wednesday in St. Patrick’s Cemetery Oneida.  Friends are invited and may call 4-7 PM Tuesday at the Buranich Funeral Home Inc. 5431 West Genesee Street Camillus.  Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s on the Hill Church 5600 W. Genesee St. Camillus 13031.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 Main Street Oneida, NY  13421

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Betty Scholl
July 27, 2002

 Betty F. Scholl of 530 Genesee Street Oneida died Saturday afternoon July 27, 2002 in St. Luke’s Hospital Allen Calder Skilled Nursing Center in the Town of New Hartford where she had been a resident since February 6, 1996.

Betty was born in Fitchburg, MA the daughter of Charles and Lillian Smith. She moved to Rhode Island where she attended school then became a resident of Utica from 1963 to 1987 then moved to Oneida in 1987.

Betty married Peter J. Scholl on May 4, 1963 in Providence, RI.

Betty was employed as a crossing guard for the City of Utica on Oneida Street for several years.

She had attended St. Patrick’s Church.

Surviving besides her husband Peter, is one son, Robert Scholl of Gloversville; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Steve Sherman of Hollywood, FL; one sister Irene Matson of Las Cruces, NM; one brother Charles Smith of Florida; two grandchildren Elizabeth Sherman and James Scholl.  She was pre-deceased by one daughter Lisa Scholl and one sister Marian Bonano.

Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Wednesday Jul 31, 2002 from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. and 10:00 AM in St Patrick’s Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated.  Interment will take place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Utica.  Friends are invited and may call 4-7 PM Tuesday at the funeral home 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assn. 356 N. Midler Avenue Syracuse, NY 13206

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Ethel Lent Small
January 8, 1918 - August 22, 2002

 

 Ethel Lent Small, 84, of 1115 Dudley Avenue Utica died Thursday evening August 22, 2002 in the Eden Park Nursing Home where she had been a resident since June 3, 2002.

Ethel was born on January 8, 1918 in Whitesboro the daughter of Frank and Mary Bevan Copperwheat. She was a graduate of Whitesboro High School.

Ethel spent most of her life in the Vernon and Oneida area and moved to Stoneleigh housing in Canastota in 1982 and moved to Utica in 1997.

Ethel was employed as a cook at the Village Inn in Vernon for 10 years retiring in 1976.

She married Edward Lent on April 9, 1937 in Rome, NY.  Mr. Lent died in October 1965.  She then married Donald Small on November 4, 1970 in Munnsville. Mr. Small died in August 1975.

Ethel was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Canastota and a member of the William Russell Post # 404 American Legion Auxiliary in Vernon.

Surviving are three daughters and son-in-laws, Dorothy and Alanson Jackson of Verona, Janet and Aaron Jones of Utica, Daisy and Brock Bickom of Sherrill; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Edward and Sandra Lent of South Carolina, Frank and Patricia Lent of Canastota; one sister and brother-in-law Sarah and Thomas Barrington of Albany; one brother David Charles Copperwheat of Utica, 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Monday in St. John’s Episcopal Church 341 Main Street Oneida where the Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated by the Very Rev. W. Richard Hamlin.  Interment will be made in Maple Grove Cemetery Vernon.  Calling hours will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 Main Street Oneida.  Memorial Contributions may be made to American Heart Assn. P.O. Box 3049 Syracuse, NY  13220-3049.

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