Joseph B. Donhauser, 22, of Fulton, NY (Granby) passed away unexpectedly on Sunday Sept. 24, 2017. Born in Syracuse, NY on June 13, 1995 to his parents Patricia A. (Hanley) and Brian
D. Donhauser. He was a 2013 graduate of Hannibal High School. Joe was an operator for Eagle Creek Co., power generator in W. Phoenix. A member of Little Utica United Methodist Church;
a longtime firefighter with Cody Volunteer Fire Dept., Granby, where served the department as a youth member eventually becoming an adult member.
Predecesed by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Eugene Donhauser, Apr. 25, 2003.
Surviving are his mother and father Patricia A. and Brian D.
Donhauser; his sister Brittany A. Donhuaser (Luke); his fiance
Sara Lynch; their daughter Kynsleigh Donhauser; Sara’s parents,
Rick and Dawn Lynch; maternal grandparents, Michael and
Karen Hanley; paternal grandmother Frances Donhauser; one
niece Paisley Smith; several aunts, uncles, cousins; one nephew.
Calling hours are on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Allanson-
Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Services
are on Saturday Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, with
the Rev. Vivian Summerville officiating. Burial to follow with
firefighter honors in Jacksonville Cemetery, 9250 Fenner Rd.,
town of Lysander.
In Lieu of flowers please consider contributing to Joe’s daughter’s
fund in care of Sara Lynch at Empower Federal Credit Union,
520 S. Second St., Fulton, NY. 13069.
Gertrude Annie Converse, 97, of Phoenix, NY passed away on
Thursday Sept. 21, 2017 in Syracuse. Born in Boston, MA on
Nov. 28, 1919 to her late parents, Walter G. and Ethel (Bigelow)
Crawford. Attended Boston schools, graduating from Dorchester
High School, class of 1936. Gert began working in a laundry;
Walter Baker Chocolate Co.; Sears Roebuck & Co., and S. A.
Woods Machine Co. as a bookeeper. Married on April 3, 1943
to Frederick M. (Pete) Converse. She was predeceased by
him on Dec. 2, 2009.
Gert leaves one son, Frederick P. (Chris) Converse; three
grandchildren Nancy (Thomas) Johnson, Susan Peters, and
Frederick L. (Sabrina) Converse; nine great-grandchildren;
three great-great grandchildren; all of Phoenix; and four step-
Served as Past Noble Grand of Azar Rebekah Lodge # 27,
Mattapan, MA a 54 year member. Living in Springfield, MA
until 1963 when they moved to Clay, NY. A member of Phoenix
Lioness Club1974 serving as secretary and then president.
Received Lioness of the Year-1975 from the Lions Club for her
involvement in the Horseshow.
In 1981 when Pete retired, they moved to Hinsdale, MA, their
summer home since 1946. Transferred her Lioness member
ship to Hinsdale holding serveral positions. She was heavily
involved with Hinsdale-Peru Sr. Citizens, Hinsdale C.O.A, a
23 year secretary for Skyview Grove Assoc. at Lake Ashmere,
receiving an award for service.
In 1995 Gert joined the new Lions Club which included
women receiving the 1998-99 Lion of the Year Award and the
Charles J. DeAngelus Fellowship Award for Emergency Sight
& Hearing Treatment Memorial Foundation. She worked Bingo
as well and attended 13 Lions International events one in Taiwan.
Once coming back to Phoenix in 2004, became active in the
Phoenix Lions Club as membership chairwoman and worked on
all projects up to a week ago.
Visiting hours are on Monday Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. and
Tuesday the 26 th from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-
Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. The funeral
service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Stan Bennett
officiating. Burial will follow in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126
Contributions to: Phoenix Lions Club, P.O. Box 92, Phoenix,
NY 13135 or Hindale Lions Club 319 Grange Hall Road,
Dalton, MA 01226
Barbara Louise (Bower) Hunkins, 84, of Mesa, AZ, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017 peacefully at her home. An Arizona resident for 31 years, she had previously resided in
Phoenix, NY. Barbara was born in the town of Cato, NY to her late parents, Cassie Mary (Dennison) and Walter C. Bower
on June 13, 1933. Barbara was a property manage for Lincoln Gardens in Scots
dale, AZ. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, especially roses, tulips, and daffodils.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Walter F. Bower in 1997; her sister Lois M. Kimball in 2013. Surviving are her four children Cherie Lee (Fred) Imhoff,
Terry R. Hunkins, Robin Louise Grant, and Robert A. (Suzy)
Hunkins; several grand and great-grandchildren; two sisters
Marcia E. Bracy and Mary Ann (Gus) Pitcher; many nieces,
nephews, cousins; and the father of her children Russell J.
A calling hour will be on Saturday Sept. 23, from 1 to 2 p.m.
in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main
St., Phoenix, NY. We will then proceed to the Roosevelt
Cemetery, 4434 State Rt. 49, Pennellville for a graveside
service, where the Rev. Jeff Hodge will be officiating the
Contributions in Barbara’s memory to: Paralyzed Veterans
of America, 7 Millbrook Rd., Wilton, NH 03086.