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2023 Death Notices
Obituaries on this page are listed by issue date and are updated weekly.


June 7, 2023

Robert  ‘Bob’ Francis Hosey, 93, of Sauquoit, died Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Lorena Jean (Schram) Zainchowski, 82, of Clinton, died Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Katherine Luther Home after a long illness. 

May 31, 2023

Frank H. Cresswell, 67, of Deansboro, died Friday, May 19, 2023 at St. Luke’s Faxton Hospital after a short illness.

Sylvenus S. “Bob” Kirkham, 92, of Oriskany Falls, died Monday, May 22, 2023 in his home. 

Julie Ann (Suppe) Lopata, 75, of Clinton, died Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Center, New Hartford.

Larry Warren Youngs, 71, of South Caroline, died May 19, 2023 at Brushy Creek Post Acute Rehab in Greer.

May 24, 2023

James R. Calhoun, 90, of Bouckville, died Monday, May 15, 2023, at Community Memorial Hospital.

Mary L. Cook, 97, of Hubbardsville, died Thursday, May 11, 2023, at her home.

Col. Robert C. Hammerle, 91, died Thursday, May 11, 2023, in Boerne, Texas. 

Genevieve M. Johnson, 90, of Bouckville, died Friday, April 28, 2023 at Community Memorial Hospital.

Christopher L. Rauscher, 71, of Manlius and formerly of Glens Falls, died at the Klinikum Nürnberg Süd, in Nürnberg, Germany Jan. 14, 2023 while vacationing in Europe.  

Shirley Jean Strong, 88, of Deansbor, died Saturday, May 6, 2023 at her home after battling a two-year illness.

Ella Wootton, 84, of Oriskany Falls, died at St Luke’s Hospital after a short illness Friday, May 5, 2023.

May 17, 2023

Karen R. Arthur, 79, of Rochester, died after a valiant 10-year battle with ovarian cancer.

Wayne David Brown, 73, of Homosassa, FL, died March 5, 2023. 

Stanley A. Fisher, 71, of Hubbardsville, died Thursday, May 4, 2023.

Carl Fredrick Talbot of Oriskany Falls died Monday, May 8, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica. 

Arthur Withington, 91, of Lander, Wyoming, died Feb. 19, 2023 in the comfort of his home. 

Thomas L. Wilson, Sr., 86,  of Richfield Springs, died Tuesday May 9, 2023 in his home. 

May 10, 2023

Francis G. Jordan, 77, lifelong resident of Oriskany Falls, died at his home Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Joneen Elizabeth Matthews, 72, of Clinton, died Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Albany Medical Center.

Thomas K. Prouty, 81, husband of the late Eleanor Brown Prouty, died Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at Sitrin Healthcare Center, New Hartford.

Bonnie Leigh Winfield, 76, of Waterville, died May 1, 2023 after a long and courageous battle with illness. She now takes her place in the Kingdom of our Lord.

May 3, 2023

Sally Ann Bacon, 81,  of Whitesboro, died Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at the Abraham House in Utica.

Sherry Ostrander, 76, of Richfield Springs and formerly of West Winfield, died Monday April 24, 2023 at her daughter’s home in Richfield Springss.

James D. Rivenburgh, Sr. (Jim, Big Jim, The Rock, Slim, Pugs) died March 11, 2023.

April 26, 2023

Robert C. Piersma died April 11, 2023 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton. He passed away six months after his wife, Pat, of 64 years died. His Parkinson’s disease took a toll on both of them.

April 19, 2023

Gerald L. Chesebro, 81, of Brookfield, died March 28, 2023 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica.

Kathleen Ellen Slate Kicinski, 67, of Kannapolis, previously of New York, died April 8, 2023. 

April 12, 2023

Jean M. Blair, 86, of Waterville, formerly of Oriskany Falls, died Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at the Waterville Residential Care Center.

Judith E. Forward, 74, of Bouckville, died at her lifelong home Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Richard A. ‘Sonny’ Olmstead, 82, died April 1, 2023. 

Dean F. Williams, 52, of Hubbardsville, died Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Hamilton’s Community Memorial Hospital, following an apparent cardiac episode.

Suetta I. ‘Sue’ York, 92, of Hubbardsville, died Monday, April 3, 2023 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.

April 5, 2023

Leo W. ‘Pepper Belouin of New Hartford died March 25, 2023. 

William Patrick Bootie, 75, of North Brookfield, died at home March 25, 2023.

Patricia Carrier, 89, died March 28, 2023 in Homosassa, Florida.

Rita Gigliotti Liadka, 92, died March 8, 2023 at her home.

Robert C. Thomasch Sr., 92, of Vernon, died in his home Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

March 29, 2023

George Edward Cowen, 67, died after a massive stroke March 12, 2023 at Osborn Medical Center.

Georgianna L. Golden, 65, of Brookfield, died Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at the home of her sister, Jenny following a valiant two-year battle against cancer.

Gregory C. Jackson, 53, died March 23, 2023. 

Esther M. Larkin died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 at the Waterville Residential Care Center. She was 97 years old. 

Wendy Jayne Wahl Lewis, 49, died Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Jacqueline (Jill) Heintz Niles, 80, died Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

Shirley M. Rice, ‘Nana, died Monday, March 6, 2023, at the age of 94.  

Leo Francis Stockbridge, 70, of Franklin Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.  

Jerry C. Tanney, 71, of Brookfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, shortly after admission due to cardiac issues.

March 22, 2023

Barbara Ann Williams Cresswell, 83, died March 14, 2023 at The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, after bravely enduring Parkinson's disease for many years.  

March 15, 2023

John H. Techmanski, 89, of Clinton, husband of Jennie Barlow, died Feb. 19, 2023 in Orange Beach, AL.

March 8, 2023

Lila Ann Moda, 88, died Feb. 28, 2023.

Michael A. Pryputniewicz, 80, of Waterville, died Feb. 24, 2023. 

Margaret G. Way, 100, of Oriskany Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 at her home.

Jean D. Wilmot, 89, of Oriskany Falls, died Feb. 28, 2023.

March 1, 2023

John Bikowsky Sr., 85, of Madison, died at his home Feb. 17, 2023. 

Aisling Carroll, grandchild of former Waterville mayor and WCS principal Paul Carroll, died Nov. 27, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland due to complications of a seizure.

Shadia Rhunda (Sayegh) Fuess, 57, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, in Azle, Texas.

Richard Harvey, 75, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center after a brief illness.

Richard P. Lee, Sr., 81, died at home Feb. 19, 2023.

Michael L. Stuttard, 77, of Clinton, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 at the Folts Home in Herkimer after a brief illness.

February 22, 2023

Charles (Chuck) Douglas Gray died Feb. 9, 2023 at his home in McLean, VA. 

Lena Plows, 80, of Brookfield, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at the home of her daughter, Sandra.

February 15, 2023

Mary Lou Walter, 78, formerly of Waterville, died Jan. 23, 2023, at the Katherine Luther Home in Kirkland.

Lorraine D Zakrzewski, born Feb. 22, 1934 in Frankfort,  89, died Feb. 6 in her New Hartford home.

February 8, 2023

JoAnne P. Ashforth, 68, of Waterville, died Feb. 1, 2023 at her home after battling colon cancer.

Gerald R. Hoff, 89, of Clinton and Florida, died Jan. 30, 2023 at the Masonic Care Community in Utica.

Olga Risley, 86, of Deansboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 at Waterville Residential Care Center. 

Carol H. Smith, 82, of Cassville, died Jan. 30, 2023.

Grace Stolarcyk, 90, a life resident of Oriskany Falls and more recently of The Meadows, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

Frances J. Zielinski, 77, of Clinton, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 in the comfort of her home.

Stephen Joseph Vangura, 89, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 after a short illness.

Richard J. ‘Lock’ Worwa, 70, of Waterville, died at his home Jan. 29, 2023.

February 1, 2023

Donald M. Brown, 81, of Brookfield, died at home Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

Eleanor Brennan Frost of Waterville died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 at the age of 88 after a long struggle with a number of tough medical challenges.  

Mary Ellen O’Neill Dougherty, 57, died Jan. 26, 2023.

Kenneth A. Knapp, 93, of  Hamilton, formerly of Oriskany Falls, died Jan. 21, 2023.

Robert D. Peckham, 91, of Madison, died at the Abraham House Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.

January 25, 2023

Frederick D. Eaton, husband of June Eaton, died Jan. 5, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital. As he wished there will be no calling hours. 

January 18, 2023

William ‘Bill’ Victor Abounader died Jan. 9, 2023 in Utica at the age of 69, after a courageous battle with diabetes.

Charles R. (Chuck) Gay, 84, of German Flatts, Mohawk and a former Herkimer resident, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, at the home of his son, Steven.
Timothy W. Hodge Sr., 59, affectionately known by all as Hodgie, of Oriskany Falls, died at his home following his courageous battle against cancer early Saturday morning Jan. 7, 2023.

Peyton Marie Ponton, 2, of Oriskany Falls, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.

Ernest E. Randall, 92, of Clinton, died at home Jan. 6, 2023.
James Younes, 87, a resident of Waterville Residential Care Center, formerly of Waterville, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 at the nursing home.

January 11, 2023

Edward G. Hage, 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died Dec. 26, 2022, at Waterville Residential Care Center, where he and wife have resided since September 2021.

Donald F. ‘Red’ Howe, 89, of Hubbardsville, died at his home Dec. 30, 2022.

Joseph (Joe) A. LaPointe, 62, died after a short battle with cancer Dec. 24, 2022 at his home in Sauquoit, where he resided with longtime girlfriend Amy Mathers. 

Lamya M. (Shaheen) Stowens died Friday, Dec. 30, 2022.

January 4, 2023

Karen Anne Ostinett, 67, of Clinton, died at home Dec. 27, 2022. 

Ilene Langone of Waterville, born April 13, 1929 in Beverly, N.J., daughter of Michael and Marion Jannone, died Dec. 23, 2022 at the age of 93. 

Marion E. Marris, 87, of Madison, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, following a lengthy illness at Upstate University Hospital.

Eileen L. Martin, 66, of Clinton, died peacefully with her husband by her side Dec. 20, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.  

Russell T. Williams, 75, of New Hartford, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Center in New Hartford.

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