Beverly D. Kinel

PORT LEYDEN — Beverly D. Kinel, 87, went to be with Our Lord on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, while surrounded by the love and care of her family at the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany.   Beverly was born on November 17, 1930 in Boonville, a daughter of Fred and Viola Rudd Kellogg. Following her education she was employed at Lally Manufacturing Co., Port Leyden as a clothing... 4:00pm 08/16/18

John T. Van Schoick

John T. “Jack” Van Schoick, 89, of Camden, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility. He was born on December 19, 1928, in Flint, MI, the son of the late Elias and Lumilla (Laveck) Van Schoick. Jack was a 1947 graduate of Camden High School where he was a standout tennis player and high school champion. On April 16, 1949, he was... 4:00pm 08/16/18

Douglas K. Beach, Jr.

Douglas K. Beach, Jr., age 69, of West Seneca, NY and formerly of Rome, passed away June 29, 2018 with his loving family at his side. He was born in Rome on February 9, 1949, a son of Douglas Sr. and Anne (Angelicchio) Beach. He graduated from Rome Free Academy. Doug was united in marriage to the former Kathee Sowa in 1983. He retired from Empire Merchants North. Doug had a... 4:00pm 08/15/18

Andrew Haggart

Andrew Haggart, 62, formerly of Rome, passed away at home on July 25, 2018 in Maryland following a long battle with cancer.  Andy was born October 20, 1955 in Wheelus Air Base, in Tripoli, Libya to George Philip Haggart and Prudence Stolworthy Haggart who both predeceased him. Andy was married to Kathy Thornton Haggart on Sept. 21, 1991 who lovingly cared for Andy down to his... 4:00pm 08/15/18

Clarence M. ‘Mike’ Alexandra

ROME — Clarence M. “Mike” Alexandra, 66, of Rome, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at Oneida Healthcare, with his family by his side.   He was born March 26, 1952, in Boonville, the son of the late Willis and Ethel Bouldon Alexandra and was a graduate of VVS. For many years, Mike was a custodian with the Rome Public School System, retiring May 31, 2018.   Mike was a very... 4:00pm 08/15/18

Russell J. Hirschey

KAYUTA LAKE — Russell J. Hirschey, 71, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 12, 2018.   A native and life resident of Boonville, Russ was born on June 10, 1947, a son of Dr. Wilbur C. and Marion Davis Hirschey. He graduated from Boonville Central School, before earning a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Utica College of Syracuse University. Thereafter for over... 4:00pm 08/15/18

Iliana Niciu

Iliana Niciu, 88, of Rome, and formerly of Camden, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Grand in Rome. She was born in Osceola, NY, on May 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Andron and Elena Anghelache Niciu. She was a 1948 graduate of Camden High School and she went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in 1952 from the University of Albany.  Iliana taught in the Lewis... 4:00pm 08/14/18

Connor Arthur Lynskey

Connor Arthur Lynskey, age 18, of Hinckley died August 11, 2018, as a result of a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident in the Town of Darien, Genesee County, New York. He was born September 22, 1999, in New Hartford, a son of Michael A. and Donna K. Jones Lynskey. Connor graduated with honors from Holland Patent Central School and was currently a student at Siena College. Connor... 4:00pm 08/14/18

Gloria B. Olney

Gloria Bird Olney, 86, went peacefully to the Lord on August 12, 2018 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Gloria was born to William Bird and Dorothy White Bird on March 9, 1932, one of eight children in her family. She graduated high school from The Academy of Holy Names, and later from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame. Gloria married her best friend, William Howard... 4:00pm 08/14/18

Lawrence L. Riolo, Sr.

Lawrence L. Riolo, Sr., age 90, of Rome, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2018. He was born August 27, 1927, in Rome, a son of the late Giuseppe and Concetta Magno Riolo, and educated in Rome schools. Lawrence was united in marriage to the former Alice Brennan on July 14, 1951, in St. Peter’s Church; she died March 31, 2007. He began his career by founding Riolo’s Body Shop... 4:00pm 08/13/18

Gordon H. Sprague, Jr.

WESTMORELAND — Gordon H. Sprague, Jr., 88, passed away with his loving family beside him on Saturday, August 12, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born November 7, 1929, a son of the late Gordon H. and Bessie (Craver) Sprague, Sr. He graduated from Westmoreland Central School and served his country with the US Army during the Korean War. Upon return from the war, he married... 4:00pm 08/13/18

Blanche R. (Chernesky) Kapps

Blanche R. Kapps, 93, of Rome, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018, at Rome Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility where she had been a resident since December 5, 2017. She was born on April 22, 1925, in Shenandoah, PA, the daughter of George and Rosella Drogalas Chernesky. She was a graduate of Shenandoah High School. On July 20, 1945, Blanche was united in marriage to... 4:00pm 08/11/18

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