Larry Alan Dobson

April 18, 2019

Larry Alan “Dobber” Dobson, passed away on April 18, 2019,
at his home in Baldwinsville, with his wife by his side, a
casualty of the Vietnam War, Agent Orange Lung Cancer.
Born Nov. 4 1949 in Fulton, raised in Phoenix, NY where
he maintained life long friendships. He married the love
of his life LuAnn Tanner August 6, 1994.
Larry served with the 82nd Airborne in Vietnam in 1968-1969 and his welcome home occurred on his 20th birthday, on his birthday always noting his age and the number of years home from Vietnam. His awards among others are: a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation  Medal with “V” device; and a Purple Heart.
Larry lived his life to the fullest, he rode a 1978 Harley
Davidson he rebuilt from 2 bushel baskets, had a private
pilots license, and spending time boating. He particularly
enjoyed going for rides in his truck saying “if you don’t
go anywhere, you don’t see anything”.
He is a member of Baldwinsville VFW Post #153; Parish
American Legion Post #601; and Liverpool Elks #2348
where he spent nearly his entire membership serving
veterans, most recently as the VAVS for Syracuse VA
Hospital. Larry worked at Babbitt Bearings as a machinist
for nearly 30 years.
Larry is survived by his loving wife LuAnn; sister-in-law
Sally Bovee and her family in Tennessee; his nephew
Dalton Dobson of Phoenix; and several cousins; his dear
friends of the Breakfast Club at Bombadils Tavern and good
friends too numerous to mention. “Get in the Truck”
Calling hours only are on Monday April 22, 2019 from 4 to 7
p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431
Main St., Phoenix, NY. Burial at a later date in Arlington
National Cemetery.
To honor Larry’s wishes, there will be no flowers at his
visitation. Instead he had asked to consider his wife, LuAnn,
should anyone desire to make a contribution to her in his
memory.

James Dean DeWitt

James Dean DeWitt, 59, of Pennellville, NY  passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  He was born in Albany, NY on

Feb. 29, 1960 to his mother Georgianna M. (Wilday) and his

late father Olin Dean DeWitt.  He worked for Price Chopper

Supermarkets in the Capital region eventually coming to

Central New York area.  His last position was at the Erie Blvd. location, town of DeWitt, NY. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, a

good handyman and liked to cook.

 Predeceased by his father Olin Dean DeWitt; his siblings

Olin DeWitt and Tina DiNova.

 Surviving are his loving companion of 24 years Nancy Reno;

his children Jimmy (Jessica) DeWitt and Danielle DeWitt all

Schenectady, NY, Dylan (Emily) DeWitt of Fulton, NY, Daniel

(Kayli), Reno of Fulton, NY,  and Christopher (Alicia) Reno of Fulton, NY

ten grandchildren; his mother Georgianna (Lloyd)

Proctor of Wynantskill, NY,his siblings Tammy (Lester) Douglas

of Troy, NY, Georgette (John) Neeld of Jacksonville, FL,

Cathy Lemner of Poestenkill, NY, Lloyd (Christa) Proctor, of

VA, several nieces, nephews, cousins,and friends.

 Calling hours are on Monday April 15, 2019 from 11 a.m. to

1 p.m. with a 1 p.m. funeral service all in the Allanson-

Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY

 Contributions to American Cancer Society.

Geraldine S. Smith

Geraldine S. Smith, 81, of Phoenix, NY, passed away at St. Joesph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY on Wednesday April 3, 2019. Born to her late parents, Helen (Fausman) and
George T Farrarr in Syracuse on Jan 9, 1938. She was a graduate of Central Square High School. Geraldine wa a wonderful homemaker. And she was the manager at the Bavarian Pretzel Co., in Great Northern Mall, Clay, NY. Geraldine loved being with her family. She enjoyed raising her
granddaughters. She also enjoyed working on the computer and spending time on Facebook.
Geraldine was Predeceased by her brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her loving husband of 53 years, August M. Smith;
her seven children Edward, Steven, Ronald George, Cynthia,
Anna and Ellen; her 15 grandchildren; her 15 great-grand
children; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and friends.

Funeral service only on Saturday April 6 at 1 p.m. in the
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St.,
Phoenix, NY 13135. The Rev. Jeff Hodge will be officiating
Geraldine’s service.