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In Memory of our Classmates Who are No Longer with Us

"We miss you."

Rose Acquisto McKenna


Carl Alexander

in California

Carman Angarano


Joseph Ascioti

December 13, 2008     

Joseph C. Ascioti, 62, of Solvay, passed away Saturday at Francis House. Born in Syracuse, he lived in Solvay most of his life. He was a 1964 graduate of Solvay High School and attended OCC and Fredonia State University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Joe was employed by General Motors for 30 years before retiring in 1997. He was an avid golfer and sports fan, having five holes in one, and was a member at both McConnells-ville Golf Course and The Links at Erie Village. He was a member of the Solvay Tigers AC and a longtime communicant of St. Cecilia's Church. Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law; Dem-etrio and Sandi Ascioti and Jim and Mary Ascioti, all of Camillus; one niece, Lindsey Ascioti; three nephews, Richard Phillips and Jamie and Demetrio Ascioti; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in BA-GOZZI TWINS FUNERAL HOME and 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 2601 Milton Ave., Solvay. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208 or Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool 13088. Dignity Memorial 

Ascioti, Joseph C.


Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 12/15/2008

Richard Balduzzi


Henry Bresadola

July 12, 2007

Bresadola Jr., Henry L. -  July 12, 2007 Henry L. "Hank" Bresadola Jr., 60, of Westvale, passed away Thursday at home. A life resident of Syracuse, he graduated from Solvay High in 1964.

Bob Campagnoni

May 28, 1977

Taken from the Syracuse Herald-Journal, June 1, 1977     Robert T Campagnoni, 31, of Henderson Place was drowned when his boat capsized in Cross Lake on May 28, 1977.  Funeral was held at the Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home in Solvay and in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Onondaga Boulevard.  Burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery.  Mr. Campagnoni was employed by Allied Chemical Corp. for 11 years as a security patrolman.  He was a member of the United Steelworkers union.  He was a communicant of St. Ann's Church.

Mr. Campagnoni is survided by his wife, Mrs. Frances Mayhew Campagnoni, two sons, John and Michael, both at home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Campagnoni of Solvay; a sister, Miss Sandy Sampagnoni, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Campagnoni of Solvay , and a paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Louis Petrocci of Solvay.

Barry Deckert

September 18, 2008       

Russell Barry Deckert, 62, of Syracuse, passed away Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Lebanon, PA, he was a graduate of Solvay High School in 1964, attended Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University. He was employed by the Syracuse City School District. He was an active member of New Beginnings Community Church, an usher, and a member of the board of trustees. He was also active in Valley Hockey and Onondaga Lacrosse. Survivors: his wife of 26 years, the former Eileen M. Scott; one son, Bill Deckert; several in-laws, nieces and nephews. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Tindall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Onondaga Valley Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 1921 W Genesee St. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Beginnings Community Church, 5963 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Rome, NY 13440. TINDALL FUNERAL HOME INC 

Deckert, Russell Barry


Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 9/19/2008

Cecilia DeFlorio

October 28, 1996

Joe DeSocio

November 11, 2002

From the Post-Standard: "Joseph J. Descio II, 56, of Williams St, Solvay, died Monday, November 11, 2002.  Born in Syracuse, he was a life resident of the Syracuse area.  He had been a nurse at several local hospitals for many years and did clown ministry for many years.  His father, Joseph J, died in 1973.  Survivors: His mother, Mary Vanelli DeSocio of Solvay; a brother, Nicholas of Melbourne, Fla.  Services: Farone & Son Funeral Home and St. Cecilia's Church.  Burial, Assumption Cemetery." 

It has been said that Joe brought much joy to the children that were patients at our local hospitals.

Nancy Duda Mezzanotte

May 18, 2009      

Nancy Duda Mezzanotte passed away at her sonís home in Arizona.  She is survived by her husband John, son Michael, and daughter Marie. Plus her mother still lives in Solvay, Vickie Duda.

From Nancy's husband, John Mezzanotte:  To all of you that have communicated with Nancy over the years have known of her 3 year battle with cancer.  She handled it head on with courage, dignity and class.  I have seen and experienced the impact she had on all the people she came in contact with.  She was my hero and the love of my life for 45 years and it is with great sorrow to advise you she passed peacefully to a grander place yesterday May 18, 2009.  Her wish was to be in AZ surrounded by our children and grandchildren in the last weeks of her fight.  My life will never be the same without her but is greater because of her.  Please pray for her safe journey.

 If anyone would like to e-mail me please do so at:

Bob Fiori

January 23, 1999

From the Post-Standard: Robert D. Fiori, 53, of Alice Ave, Solvay, died January 23, 1999 at University Hospital. 

He was born in Solvay.  He graduated from Long Island University.  He was a teacher 27 years at Grant Middle School in the Syracuse school district. 

Survivors:  His wife of 15 years, the former Linda Yennock; two daughters, Cara Fiori Potamianos of Fayetteville and Amanda Fiori of Solvay; a son, John of Solvay; his mother Lena Fiori of Solvay; a sister, Martha Boston of  Jensen Beach, Fla; a brother, Peter of Jensen Beach.

Services held at Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home and St. Cecilia's Church.  Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Contributions: National Parkinson's Foundation Inc.

Terry Foxton

August 13, 1996 in Buffalo.  Terry had been a Chautauqua County sheriff.

Rick Himpler

Syracuse, July 2005

July 29, 2005 Robert R. "Rick" Himpler, 58, of Solvay, died Friday at home. Born in Syracuse, he was a life resident of the area. He was retired from the NY State Thruway Authority, where he worked as a carpenter for over 25 years. He was a graduate of Solvay High School. Rick enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing cards with his friends and family. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Himpler of Syracuse; a brother, Peter (Barbara) Himpler of Syracuse; three sisters: Mary (Richard) Fratini of Syracuse, Cathy (Ed) Corbett of Syracuse and Beth Casion of Spencerport, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from Lucians Memorial Chapel, Inc., 315 Bridge St., Solvay. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery. Lucians Memorial Chapel, Inc.
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 7/31/2005.

Marcia Hoag Merryweather

December 30, 2000

Marcia Hoag Merryweather was 54 when she died on December 30, 2000.  Marcia was caring for her mother at the time of her death and was survived by her daughter, Wendy.

Steve Kaminski

May 25, 2002, Florida

"Kaminski, Stephen J., 55, of Margate, FL, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2002.  Stephen was born on August 22, 1946 in Syracuse, NY to Matthew and Delores Kaminski.  He has been a resident of this area since 1984, having previously resided in Minnesota.  Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Joan; son, Devin; daughter, Rachael; granddaughter, Marissa; and brother, Richard "Rick" Kaminski.  Arrangements by KRAEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs (954) 753-8960."From KWS newspaper

Gary King


Paul Korrigan

May 16, 2004

Paul Korrigan, 57, of Lakeland, died Sunday at home. He lived all his life in Lakeland. He was predeceased by parents, Paul and Ann Korrigan. He retired after 33 years at Crucible Steel. Paul enjoyed his days at home with his dog "Rascal" andfamily. Survived by his wife Roxanne Beeles Korrigan; three stepchildren, Percy L. Clarke III and wife Joanna of E. Syracuse, Jessica Clarke Chapman and husband Frank of Elizabethtown, KY, Jason Clarke of Jacksonville, FL; and finally Grumpy Paulie's baby Bella Clarke. Services: Calling hours are Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. at Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St, Baldwinsville. Falardeau Funeral Home
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 5/18/2004.

Paul J Kosakowski Jr

February 13, 2004

Paul J. Kosakowski, Jr., 57, of Solvay, passed away Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. He was a life resident of Solvay and 1964 graduate of Solvay High School. He received an A.S. business degree from O.C.C. He was an MP with theU.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He retired in December 2003 after 31 years of service at New Process Gear and was past president of UAW local 2149. He served as trustee on the Solvay Village Board from 1983-1991 and was proud of his involvement in the Woods Road Solvay-Geddes Veteran's Memorial Plaza. He was a member of the Democratic Committee, Solvay Centennial Committee, Tyrol Club of Solvay, past president of the Solvay-Geddes Veterans, past commissioner of the village of Solvay fire departments and a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church. Survivors: his wife of 32 years, the former Carmela Piccitto, two sons: Kevin of Syracuse and Chad (Stephanie), of Pennellville; two sisters: Geraldine Weiner and Carol (Ed) Shewchuk, all of Camillus; two grandchildren: Morgan and Nathan; a mother-in-law; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; an uncle; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services are Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, where a funeral mass will be celebrated. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Warners. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 2601 Milton Ave., Solvay.
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 2/16/2004.


Billy Kranz

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William Francis Kranz, Jr

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
Solvay, New York
October 15, 1946 to January 26, 1967
WILLIAM F KRANZ Jr is on the Wall at Panel 14E Line 081
See the full profile for William Kranz

Jerry Kranz


Kathy Krause Bellomio

November 3, 2011


Kathleen A. Krause Bellomio November 3, 2011 Kathleen A. Krause Bellomio, age 65, of Liverpool, died on Thursday at Crouse Hospital after a long battle with lung cancer. She was a graduate of Solvay High School (Class of 1964) and worked as a customer service trainer for Clarke American Checking for over 10 years. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents, George and Kathleen Krause; and a brother, David Krause. Surviving are her husband, Bob; three sons Randall (Dina) of Liverpool, Ronald (Nina) of Austin, TX and Richard of Liverpool; a sister, Anne (Dick) Scobell of Tip Hill; a brother, Frederick (Patricia) Krause of Fairmont; five grandchildren, Alexys, Destinee, Devyn, Max and Zoe and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8:30 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2011 at the Maurer Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 425 Beechwood Ave., Liverpool, with burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. Contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation. Maurer Funeral Home, Inc.

Jimmy Loperfido


Edward Martini

October 25, 2007

Edward C. Martini, 60, of Camillus, passed away Thursday at Francis House. Born in Syracuse, he graduated from Solvay High School and had lived in Camillus many years. Ed was an automotive salesman for several Syracuse-area car dealers be-fore retiring from Eastwood Auto Sales. He was an avid golfer and woodworker. Ed was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club. He was predeceased by his father, Michele Martini. Surviving are his beloved companion, Susie Spilker of Camillus; two sons, Brian (Charna) Martini of Ohio and Scott Martini of Liverpool; mother, Josephine (Chistolini) Martini of Solvay; one brother, Richard (Anne) Martini of Solvay; three aunts, Mabel Speziali of Solvay, Georgia Sauda of Westvale and Mary Chistolini of Camillus; three nephews, David (Kelly) Martini of Liverpool, Kenny (Sook) Martini of Boston, MA, and Steven (Shannon) Martini of Solvay; and four great-nieces and -nephews. Services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Monday in BAGOZZI TWINS FUNERAL HOME. Calling hours are Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home, 2601 Milton Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208. Dignity  

Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 10/28/2007.

Michael McManus

June 15, 2011

Michael G. McManus, 64, of Liverpool, died Wednesday. Mike retired from USPS after 39 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Patalino and brother, Tigh (Deborah) McManus. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, the former Suzanne Buffum; two sons, Christopher (Patricia) of Tampa, FL and Jeffrey (ReBecca) McManus; sister, Karen (Kenneth) Ferrante; brother, Shawn (Tammy) McManus; grandchildren, Abigail, Connor and Maria Victoria; Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Cecilia's Church, Solvay. There will be no calling hours. Michael, a 36-year cancer survivor requested his body be donated to SUNY Health & Science Center. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewComer Funeral Home

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on June 19, 2011

Matt Orioli

November 19, 1996

Matthew S Orioli, 49, of South ave, Solvay died Tuesday, November 19, 1996 at Community-General Hospital.

Mr. Orioli was a life resident of the Syracuse areaand was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church.    He worked for 18 years at Allied Chemical Co. and for the pat 10 years was the quality auditor for Thomson Consumer Electronics.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Masterpole Orioli; two sons, Matthew S. Orioli, Jr. of Rochester and Michael P. Orioli of Solvay; a daughter, Michelle Orioli of Solvay; his mother, Mary Orioli of Solvay,; three brothers, Anthony Orioli of Fayetteville, James Orioli of Dayton, Ohio, and John Orioli of Solvay; a sister, Bernadine Testa of Camillus; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services: Pirro & Sons Funeral Home and at St. Cecilia's Church.  Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

George Patapow


Marcia Rydelek


Sue Steger

January 18, 1999 in Dallas.

Russ,My name is Anthony Centore and live in Dallas, Texas. I did not graduate from Solvay in 1964, but wanted to drop you a note how delighted to see your Solvay 1964 Web page. The memory section did interest me because Susan Steger was my wife and passed away on January 18th, 1999 in Dallas, Texas. Susan was a devoted wife and mother of two and miss her more every day. Often she talked of her class mates of Solvay and she felt a certain bond even though she did not have the opportunity to keep in touch. In memory of Susan wanted to tell everyone that she was a terrific person. She has touched so many lives with her kindness and caring.

Anthony Centore

Susan Tubbert Zelesnik




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John Testone

John J. Testone January 9, 2010 John J. Testone, of Camillus, passed away Saturday following a long illness. A life resident of Syracuse, he was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from Le Moyne College and his master's degrees from SU in education and guidance, and Fordam University in British literature. He was a teacher in the English Department for the Solvay School District for 30 years before retiring in 1991. He was department chairperson and also served as yearbook advisor at Solvay High School for 25 years. John was a former Golden Gloves boxer, played semi-pro baseball in Syracuse and was scouted by the New York Yankees. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Sharon Ponti; a son, John Michael (Kim) Testone of Orlando, FL; mother- and father-in-law, Helen and Henry Ponti of Solvay; brother-in-law, Richard (Donna) Ponti of Virginia Beach; a nephew, Tyler Ponti of Virginia Beach; cousins, Mary-Ann (Michael) Andrusyszyn and Thomas (Linda) Goglia; and several aunts and other cousins. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Church, Fairmount. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lakeland. There are no calling hours. Condolences may be offered at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208. Dignity Memorial





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