Funeral notices — Feb. 14, 2017

Published Feb 14, 2017 at 4:00pm

BACKER — Lou Ann Backer, 61, of West Leyden, on Feb. 9, 2017.

Services noon Friday at Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

Calling hours 10 a.m.-noon Friday.

Contributions to The National Audubon Society P.O. Box 97194, Washington, D.C. 20090-7194.

FRAGAPANE — Mary J. Fragapane, 85, of Rome, on Feb. 8, 2017.

Private services, no calling hours.

Burial St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road.

Contributions to Rome Memorial Hospital Residential
Healthcare Facility, 1500 N. James St., Rome NY 13440.  

GAVIN — William Gavin, 77, of Lee, on Feb. 13, 2017.

Arrangements by Strong- Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, are incomplete.

HAND — Kenneth A. Hand, Jr., 72, of Taberg, on Feb. 12, 2017.

Services 7 p.m. Friday at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden. Calling hours 4-7 p.m. Friday.

Contributions to the National Kidney Foundation or the Humane Society of Rome.

JOSLIN — Tracy D. Joslin, 55, of Lake Clear, formerly of Rome, on Feb. 11, 2017. 

Spring services will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Lake Clear.

LaVANCHER — Ruth I. LaVancher, 98, formerly of Camden, on Feb 9, 2017.

Services 1 p.m. Sunday at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden.

Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery. Calling hour noon-1 p.m. Sunday.

MASTRACCIO — Albert J. Mastraccio, Sr., 93, of Rome, on Feb. 7, 2017.

Services at a later date at St. John the Baptist Church.

Burial parish cemetery. No calling hours.

Contributions to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation at

Arrangements by the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road.

VAN VECHTEN — Clarence Frank Van Vechten, III, 80, of Sumter, S.C., and formerly of Rome, on Feb. 9, 2017. 

Services 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel, Sumter, S.C. Calling hours 3-4 p.m. Wednesday.

Contributions to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.