Donald Jospeh Grew, 80, of Maplehurst Drive,
Phoenix, NY, passed away on Friday January 20, 2017. Born to his late parents, Erna Rosalie (Grimm) and Frank Napoleon Grew on August 26, 1936 in Syracuse, NY.
Donald was a cab driver for Bellavia Transportation, Inc., East Syracuse, NY
A calling hour was on Thursday Jan. 26, from
2 to 3 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY.
A spring burial will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery,
126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY 13135.
Maynard J. Lonis, 97, of Phoenix, NY, passed away Wednesday surrounded by family. Born in 1919 to New York State Assemblyman Ernest J. Lonis and
wife Gertrude (Countryman) Lonis. Maynard grew up during the great depression working on his father’s
farm in Hannibal, NY. He graduated from Hannibal High School in 1936 and continued on with his education, a value he instilled in his family, with both his Bachelor’s Degree in (1940) and Master’s Degree (1951) from Oswego State. He served in WW II with the U. S. Maritime Service as the ship’s Chief Radio Officer, where he earned the nickname “Sparks” during 3 Theaters, in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean. Maynard had a passion for HAM Radio (W2MXE) and after the war, reveled in his time spent circumnavigating the world on sea-going voyages.
Following his career on the seas, he began teaching Industrial Arts at the Fulton School District. His love for electronics then lead him to a career working
for General Electric and Black Clawson.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty G. (Neilson) and his sister Bernadette Lonis.
Surviving are two sons, William E. of Phoenix and
Robert M. (Karen) of Murfreesburo, TN; a daughter,
Mary E. Alton of Pennellville; grandsons, Gregory
Alton (Elizabeth), Ryan, Preston and Blake Lonis;
granddaughter, Catherine Alton; great-grandchildren,
Maggie & Jackson Alton.
Services: Calling hours
Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m., and a
funeral on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Allanson-Glan-
ville-Tappan Funeral Home in Phoenix, NY. Spring
burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests that contributions be made to:
Phoenix Central Schools Dollars for Scholars.
Norma J. Burton, 90, of Pennellville, NY, passed away on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY.
Born in Fulton, NY on October 27, 1926 to her late
parents, Gladys (Churchill) Smith and Ernest William Smith. Norma married Donald in 1948 and had three children. She was a loving wife and mother of her kids. Predeceased by her husband of nearly 59 years, Donald W. Burton on Sept. 20, 2007; her daughter-in-law, Sheila Burton in 2015.
Surviving are her children, Brenda (James) Callen of Phoenix, William Burton of Interlachen, FL; and Linda (Edward) Mason of Pennellville; 5 grandchildren Tammy Mantor, Nicole (Rick) Mason, Edward (Heidi) Mason, Jr., Erny (Mary) Mason, and Eric (Audrey) Mason; 9 great-grandchildren; cousins; and her canine Haylee.
Calling hours are on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. with a 5 p.m. funeral service all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135
Contributions in Norma’s memory to: Paws Across Oswego County, 2035 Co. Rt. One, Oswego, NY 13126.
Edward B. “Ed” Fyler, 78, of Phoenix, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday January 6, 2017 at home. He
was born in Syracuse, NY to his late parents, Helen (Neupert) and Eldon C. Fyler on April 28, 1938. He was
active in Boy Scouts. Ed graduated from C. W. Baker High School, Baldwinsville, class of 1956. He served in the US Army from 1957-59. Ed was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Local Union # 317, Syracuse. He was a former president for the Phoenix Lions Club; member of the Syracuse
Pistol Club in Clay; enjoyed hunting and fishing; a proud New York Yankee fan; and he loved to go to the Turning Stone Casino with friends and family.
He was predeceased by his brothers Walter in 1981 and James in 1954.
Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Leanne (Bettinger) Fyler; his children, Debra (Brian) Dates,Carolyn (Mike) Sacco, Ed Fyler, and Jan (Steve)
Strathmann; his sister-in-law Melissa Bettinger (Nancy Reed Carpenter); six grandchildren; four,great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews,
cousins, and many friends; his beloved canine Bailey.
A Catholic Mass will be on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 9 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating. Burial will follow the mass in Pine Plains Cemetery, 8686 Henry Clay Blvd., Clay, N.Y. 13041, where a military honor guard will offer veteran honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Ed’s name to: Phoenix Fire Dept., Fire & Emergency Fund, 457 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135 or St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135
Arrangements by Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral
Homes, Inc., 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.