Gordon C. Tappan

Gordon C. Tappan, 87, of Phoenix, NY died on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY with family by his side. Gordon had taken a fall on October 13, in his residence/business inside the building.

Born in Syracuse,on June 26, 1930 to his late parents, Ardus G. (Kratzer) and Clifford H. Tappan. Residing in Baldwinsville, he grew up with horses, competing in shows.
he graduated Baldwinsville Academy, class of 1950. He served three years in the 174 th Air National Guard, Mattydale. Always a worker, he hauled coal, oil and milk, contents were not the same truck. He joined the Seneca River Masonic Lodge # 160, Baldwinsville. *A side note. Gordon is a descendant of the late John McHarrie, an early
inhabitant who settled on the South side of the Seneca River, whose daughter Lydia, married Col. Gabriel Tappan, the first town of Van Buren Supervisor.

With the help of Mary Anne’s dad, Joe Glanville, Gordon enrolled into Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse. They married on June 6, 1952. They began raising a family in 1953. he studied and eventually received his funeral directors license
1955. That same year they bought a house in Phoenix, and moved from the hamlet of Lysander to Phoenix. The history of the firm can be found on the funeral home website.
In 1961 Gordon bought the Allanson-Glanville Funeral Home and added his surname, Tappan, moved to Main St. in 1963.

A longtime member of the First Congregational Church serving as Deacon, Trustee, and Head Usher. a charter member of the Phoenix Lions Club, serving as secretary, treasurer, and past president. He and the late Raymond Olds first co-chaired the annual Lions Christmas Basket Program. Gordon was the chairman of the annual Crop Walk event; a member of the Schroeppel Historical Society. Gordon had been a Village of Phoenix Trustee, deputy mayor; Phoenix Public Library President since 1968. Many other activities he was a part of. He loved serving his community and sharing the
experiences with others who were doing the work.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of nearly 65 years, Mary Anne (Glanville) Tappan, who died on April 27, 2017.

Surviving are his children Douglas G. (Lisa M.) Tappan, Saralyn “Sunny” (David A.) Van Auken, Charles J. Tappan (Patti Young); four grandchildren Tricia A. Van Auken, Janine M.(Paul M.) Sabo, Geoffrey D. Tappan (Bridget Burnett), Elissa R. Tappan; two
great-grandchildren Dylan M. Sabo and Emily M. Sabo; his “little sister” Marlette A. Frye of CA; nephew Steve Sickler of OR; nieces Pam Kruse and Sue Tobler both of CA; grandnephews Robert and Tommy Kruse; grandnieces Lauren and Natalie Sickler, and Montana Tobler; cousins John (Pat) Tappan and Molly Tappan and their children Josh, Aaron, and Jonathan Tappan.

Calling hours are on Tuesday October 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. ,
Wednesday November 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Allanson- Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

An additional calling hour will be on Thursday November 2, in
First Congregational, UCC (church) from 10 to 11 a.m..
The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stan
Bennett and Pastor Karen Marshall officiating. Burial after
the service in Riverview Cemetery, 70 Tappan St., Baldwinsville.

Contributions in Gordon’s memory to: First Congregational, UCC;
Phoenix Lions Club; Phoenix Public Library, Schroeppel Historical
Society; Callimachus Masonic Lodge, # 369 F & A M, Phoenix.

Winona Jane (Hess) Gifford

Winona Jane (Hess) Gifford, 94, former W. Phoenix,
NY resident passed away in Grass Valley, CA on
December 7, 2016. Born on May 12, 1922 to her
late parents, Laura May (Trana) and Benjamin F. Hess
Winona was also predeceased by her daughter
Sharon Lee in 2011; and a grandson Shawn Hunt.

Surviving one son, R. Marc (Karen) Gifford; one grandson
Scott A. Hunt; other relatives include: Sue (Duell) and
Mike Malazewski, Roberta Duell; lifelong friends, Doug
& Anne Ruetsch.

Burial was Oct. 10, 2017 in Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix had care
of local arrangements

Georgia M. Draughn

Georgia M. Draughn, 76, of Schroeppel (Phoenix),
passed away suddenly on Sunday October 22, 2017
at her home. Born in Syracuse on Nov. 11, 1940 to
her late parents, Ruby Thelma (Green) and George
H. Simmons. Georgia was employed by Syroco Co.,
in Van Buren (Baldwinsville) for 15 years.
Georgia was a member of the Kingdom Hall of the
Jehovah’s Witnesses, Fulton Congregation; enjoyed
needle point, baking, music, and loved to play games
with family and friends on Saturday nights.
Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, Royce M.;
her children Diana (Steve) Denslow of Lowville, Duane
Draughn of Hannibal, Royce “Daryl” (Michele) Draughn
of Smithton, IL, George (Michelle) Draughn of Hannibal,
and Owen (Nancy) Draughn of Fulton; nine grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; one sister Leslie Orman; nieces
and nephews.

Services are on Friday October 27, at 1 p.m. in the
Kingdom Hall, at 13 County Rt. 85, Fulton, NY.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY
has care of arrangements.

Milton E. Candee

October 21, 2017
Milton E. Candee, 86, of Forestport, NY, passed away on Saturday October 21, 2017. Milt was born and raised in Phoenix, NY, and lived there for 50 years until his transfer to Cincinnati, OH, then Fort Wayne, IN. He worked for GE for 40 years until his retirement in 1991 as a Senior Value Engineer. Milt was also an active member of the 1st Cong regational Church in Phoenix for many years, and a five year member of the NYS National Guard.

Milt was predeceased by his brothers Wilson and Lynn; a sister Winifred. He is survived by Marian, his loving wife of 65 years, children Sue Candee, Sandy Pietrowicz, Kathy Stratton, and Marty (Mary Ann) Candee, 14 grand children, 12 great-grandchildren, brother Irving Candee, sisters Joyce (John) Godfrey and Marjorie (Bill) Godfrey, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Tuesday October 24, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. with an 11 a.m. funeral service all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

Burial following the service in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Contributions in Milt’s memory to: Forestport Presbyterian
Church, 11298 Woodhull St., Forestport, NY 13338.

Norman T. Bloss

Norman T. Bloss, 66, of Hannibal, NY passed away on
Friday Oct. 6, 2017 in Oswego. Born to his late parents,
Elizabeth (Storen) and Norman H. Bloss on April 11, 1951
in Syracuse. A graduate of Cape Cod, MA high school.
Norm worked for Specialized Packaging Co.,
Baldwinsville for 15 years, retiring in 2013. An avid sports
man, fishing, and baseball, collector of baseball cards.
Besides his parents, predeceased by his wife of 26 years,
Shirley (Henderson) Bloss on Dec. 12, 2012.
Surviving are his daughters Jennifer Weeks, Gwen
Michelle Rook and Doris Bloss; his brother Garrette Bloss and sister-in-law
Jean Gardner; several grandchildren; several half-brothers
and half-sisters; many nieces and nephews.
Services are on Monday Oct. 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St.,
Phoenix, NY, with the Rev. Terry Millbyer officiating.
Calling hours are same day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior
to the service in the funeral home.