Carole G. Sponable

Carole G. Sponable, 80, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Friday April 21, 2017 in Syracuse. Born to her late parents, Doris E. (Planck) and Cecil M. Group on September 17, 1936 in Syracuse, NY. A graduate of Baldwinsville Academy, class of 1954.
In 1958 Carole move to Phoenix with her late husband Willard C. “Spike” Sponable. Since 1973 she was the owner /operator of Carole G. Sponable Accounting. Carole was a member of Pennellville United Methodist Church; a former member of Phoenix United Methodist Church; a Village of
Phoenix Trustee in 1989; the Mayor of of the Village of Phoenix from 1990-1994; lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary Enterprise Fire Co. # 1, Phoenix; the chairwoman
of the Community Youth Council; and a major proponent of
the annual fireworks program on the Oswego River, as well
as a longtime co-coordinator of the Bridge House Brats
youth program. Go to for a
tribute to Carole in costume and of course donning her
signature sunflower hat. Recently, she was bestowed the
honor in an inaugural event by receiving a Lifetime
Achievement Award in 2016 from the village of Phoenix
officials and the Phoenix community. Carole was also
active in the Schroeppel Community Services department
in various programs for adults and children. She served
on the Schroeppel Town Council as well.
Predecease in death by her husband Willard C. “Spike”
Sponable on November 28, 1973; her son Danny T.
“Puffy” Sponable on April 1, 2005; her sisters Barbara
Gerhardt and Marcia Boyce.
Surviving are her son Robert T. (Betsy) Sponable of
Tunbridge, VT; three daughters Delaine Virtucio of Columbia,
SC, Kim Fields of Plant City, FL, and Jennifer Sullivan of
Virginia Beach, VA; one sister Shirley Johnston of Baldwins-
ville; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Services are on Sunday June 4, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. in the
Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54,
Pennellville, NY 13132. The Rev. Jeff Hodge will officiate
the service. A calling hour period will be from 1 to 2 p.m.
prior to the service in the church sanctuary as well.
At 4 p.m. the same day, following the church service a
celebration of life remembrance service for Carole will be
held in Henley Park at the Bridge House downtown Phoenix.
In lieu of flowers: contributions in Carole’s memory can be
made to Francis House, Syracuse; The Bridge House Brats
Youth Council; and the Pennellville United Methodist Church.
Burial will be on Monday June 5, at 10 a.m. in Pine Plains
Cemetery, 8686 Henry Clay Blvd., Clay, NY 13041.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix has
care of arrangements.

Retired Chief Petty Officer, Edward Patrick Collins

Retired Chief Petty Officer, Edward Patrick Collins, 78,
passed away in Rochester, NY on Sunday January 1,
2017. Born to his late parents, Edna Ruth (Carter) and
Patrick Lionel Collins in Fulton, NY on October 6, 1938.
He was a graduate of Phoenix High School, Phoenix, NY.
Edward began his U. S. Navy career in Albany, NY on
November 2, 1955. He served aboard many ships during
his twenty years of service to his country. Beginning with
the U. S. S. Intrepid, the U. S. S. Randolph, and the
U. S. S. Forrestal. Ed’s final duty station was the Naval
Air Station in Brunswick, Maine, where he received his
honorable discharge from the Navy. Ed enjoyed hunting
and fishing, as well as photography.
Besides his parents passing away, Edna R. (Collins) Levy,
in 2008, and Patrick L. Collins in 1979; he was also
predeceased by his sister Patricia A. Langdon in 1995;
and his brother Michael Collins in 2007.

Surviving are his six children, Shawn (Raquel) Collins of
Brooklet, GA, Pam Collins (Mike Hoffman) of Hanover, PA,
Steven (Susan) Collins of Clarksville, TN, Dan (Vanessa)
Collins of Mountain Top, PA, Maureen Collins of Twisp, WA,
Annie Collins of Glenburn, ME; three sisters, Margaret A.
Collins of Ormond Beach, FL, Mary Tassone of Liverpool,
NY, and Ann (Ted) Anderson of Oswego, NY; a brother
Richard J. (Becky) Collins of Welling, OK; 15 grandchildren;
several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services are at 1 p.m. on Saturday June 3, 2017 in Saint
Stephen’s Catholic Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY
with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating. Burial following
the church mass will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126
Chestnut St., Phoenix. U. S. Navy and Phoenix Memorial
VFW Post 5540 honor squads as well as a bugler, to
offer military rites for retired Chief Petty Officer Edward P.
There are no calling hours. Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY has charge of arrangements.

Graveside services for Earnest Lee Milstead

Graveside services for Earnest Lee Milstead,  92, will be on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in Pennellville
Cemetery, on County Route 54, Pennellville in the town
of Schroeppel, with Pastor Douglas Miller, officiating.
U. S. Navy and Phoenix Memorial Post 5540 VFW
honor squads and a bugler, will offer the family and
friends military rites.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY
has charge of arrangements.

Arlene I. Myers

Arlene I. Myers, 82, of Fulton, NY passed away on May 16, 2017
at Michaud Residential Health Services facility in Fulton. She was
born to her late parents, Ida May (Finster) and William Edward
Hurlbut on June 9, 1934 in Phoenix, NY.
She had been employed by Eagle Comtronics Co., Liverpool, NY. Arlene was a former member of Phoenix Memorial Post VFW 5540 Ladies Auxiliary.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband
of 49 years, Alfred R. Myers on October 10, 2004; and her
son-in-law Carl K. LaPierre on November 14, 2016.
Surviving are her three children Richard C. and Diana M.
Myers of Syracuse, NY, Suzanna LaPierre of Martville, and
Daniel E. and Christine J. Myers of Liverpool, NY; seven
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours only are on Friday from 4 to 6 p. m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.