Clara M. Kurhela, 88, former Schroeppel resident, passed away at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton, on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Born in Volney to her late parents, Clara (Baker) and James Curran. She was a lab technician for General Electric, Syracuse, retiring in 1984 after 24 years of service. A lady of faith, she was a member of the Central Square Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnessess.
Predeceased by her husband, Wlfred G. Kurhela in 2004,and her son, Eric Kurhela in 2003. Surviving are her daughters and son, Elizabeth Russell of Inverness, FL, Elsa (Sully) Nappa of Hannibal, and Arvid Kurhela of Phoenix, NY; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services are on Saturday July 7, at 10 a.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY 13135. Calling hours will be the day before, on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home 431 Main St.. The burial will be on Tuesday July 10, at 10 a.m. in Roosevelt Cemetery, 4434 State Rt. 49, Schroeppel. In Lieu of Flowers, donations to Central Square Congregation of the Jehovah’s Wittnesses, 12 Gildner Rd., Central Square, NY