Catherine Mills

March 20, 2015
Catherine  MillsCatherine Mills, 59, of Pennellville, NY,
passed away on Friday at the V. A.
Medical Center, Syracuse, NY. Born in
Born in Greenock, Scotland to her late
parents, Catherine (Orr) Milligan and
William Milligan on May 8, 1955. She was
a homemaker. A Member of H. F. American
Legion Post 418 Phoenix.
Predeceased by her husband George M.
Mills, Sr.; her son George M. Mills, Jr.; a
brother, George Milligan.
Surviving are her son and his wife, William J.
and Stacey Mills of Hannibal; one grandson,
Austin Mills; her brothers and sisters, Andrew
(Margaret) Milligan, William Milligan, May (Jim)
Dykes, Anthony Milligan, and Isobel Milligan
Malone all of Greenock, Scotland; several
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends and family are invited to the service
at 3 p.m. on Friday March 27, 2015 in the
American Legion Post 418, at 9 Oswego River Road, Phoenix, NY. The
Rev. Jeff Hodge will officiate. Visitation will
follow Cathy’s service until 6 p.m. in the American
Legion Post.
A Spring burial will occur on a week day at a later
date in Pennellville Cemetery, Schroeppel. Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY has charge of arrangments.

Claudia J. Ferlito

Monday March 16, 2015
Claudia J. FerlitoClaudia J. Ferlito, 68, of Fulton, NY, passed away at University Hospital,
Syracuse, after a long illness. Born in Syracuse, on March 27, 1946
to her late parents, Olive M. (Tidwell) Sprague and Harrison W. Sprague, Sr..
Claudia was a homemaker. She loved to knit and to do gardening, spending
time outside and fishing. She loved to help people, her dogs Susie and Brandy,
were loved. Country music and dancing were enjoyed by her. Baking for her
family and friends was an important part of her life. Claudia’s grandchildren and
and great-grandchildren were held deeply in that special place in her heart.
She was predeceased by her two brothers, Bob and Bill Sprague; a sister,
Betty Reed.
Surviving are her husband, Robert W. Ferlito of Pennellville; her son, Louis
A. Massey, Jr. of Antwerp; her daughter, Claudette J. Alvez and her companion,
Michael Ward both of Gouverneur; a dear nephew, Raymond Sprague of
Pennellville; her sister, Carol Y. Hollenbeck of Mexico; 10 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours are on Saturday March 21 from 12 noon until 2 p.m., and then
from 4 until 6 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main
St., Phoenix, NY 13135. The funeral service will be the next day, Sunday
at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Hodge officiating.
Spring burial in Pennellville Cemetery, Co. Rt. 54, Pennellville, NY 13132
Contributions in Claudia’s memory to: American Caner Society, P. O. Box 7,
East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Robert Allen Schreiner

Robert Allen Schreiner, 61, of the Town of Palermo, Fulton,
passed away on Wednesday March 11, 2015 after a long illness.

Robert is predeceased by his parents, Mildred A. (Schroeder)
and Edward P. Schreiner; his beloved dogs, Max and Gizmo.

Bob loved his Syracuse Orange Sports; the Buffalo Bills
football team; and he enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are his siblings Phil (Marie), Ruth (Butch), Pearl,
Mary (Emory) Ford, and Nancy Schreiner; as well as three
generations of nieces and nephews; also survived by his
work family, including Eric Francisco, whom he thought of
as a son; and a longtime neighbor, Frank Gravlin.

Robert worked for Crucible Industries, Solvay, NY for 41
years as a maintenance technician, and he was a mentor
to many employees.

Calling hours will be on Saturday March 14, 2015 from 2 to
5 p.m., with a funeral service to following the visitation, all
in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main
St., Phoenix, NY 13135. Pastor Stan Bennett from the
First Congregational, United Church of Christ will officiate.

Contributions in Robert’s memory to: CNY SPCA, 5878 East
Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY 13211, or the Hospice Foundation
of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088.

Betty T. Ruetsch

 Betty  T. RuetschBetty T. Ruetsch, 96, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Tuesday
March 10, 2015 at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton, NY.

Born in the town of Granby (South Granby) to her late parents,
Emma Harriet (Butler) and Harry Bennett Turner on January 7, 1919.

Betty was a 1937 graduate of Phoenix High School. She was a
fine homemaker.

Betty was an active member of Phoenix United Methodist Church. She was
involved with the United Methodist Women, Sunshine Circle and other activities.
She also was the surviving charter member of the Enterprise Fire Co.
Auxiliary, past president of the Mothers Club, and the Amaranth chapter all
in Phoenix, NY.

Predeceased by her husband, Charles D. Ruetsch on July 3, 1988; her
brothers, Staff Sgt. Earl B. Turner on April 10, 1944 in the Central Pacific,
WW II, and Donald H. Turner on September 6, 2011; her sister-in-law,
Bette Turner on September 4, 2012.

Surviving are her son Douglas Earl Ruetsch and his wife Elizabeth “Ann”
Ruetsch both of Phoenix; her daughter Pamela Betty (Ruetsch) English
and her husband Bernard English both of Liverpool;
three grandchildren Michael (Trisha) English, Charles Ruetsch, II,
Douglas (Nancy) Ruetsch, II; three great-grandchildren, Sara Ruetsch,
Lily Emma English, and Benjamin Kabot; several nieces, nephews,
and cousins.

Calling hours are on Saturday March 14, from 11 a.m. until noon, followed by
a funeral service all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431
Main Street, Phoenix, NY. The Rev. Marion Mae Moore-Colgan will officiate
the service. Spring burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery at the convenience of
the family.

Contributions in Betty’s memory to: Phoenix Fire Dept. Auxiliary, 457 Main
Street, Phoenix, NY 13135.

Virginia A. Lewis

Virginia A. LewisVirginia A. Lewis, 89, of Lake Alfred, FL, passed away on Saturday
March 7, 2015. A Florida resident since 1994. She was born in
the town of Salina to her late parents Nellie R. (Joseph) Meeks and
Gilbert B. Meeks on October 17, 1925. She was the last child from
a family of 10 children.

Virginia was a fork lift operator for General Electric Company,
Syracuse, for many years.

Predeceased by her husband, Henry J. Lewis in 2000; her son,
William H. Lewis, Sr. on February 4, 2009, nine brothers and

Surviving are her granddaughter, Bonnie K. (Lewis) Lough of
Pennellville, NY; two grandsons, William Lewis of Davenport,
Florida, and Jeremy Lewis of Georgia; several grand and
great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be on Friday March 27, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m.,
followed by a funeral service at 8 p.m. Deacon Frank Forish from St. Stephen’s Church Parish, Phoenix, will officiate the service.

Paul Charles Litchison

Paul Charles LitchisonPaul Charles Litchison, 88, of Phoenix, NY died Saturday February 28, 2015
in St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long illness. He was born on May 19, 1926,
son of Paul Charles and Josephine E. Litchison (nee Whitecotton {Wirt}.
He spent his early childhood in Syracuse and high schools in Liverpool. Paul
joined the Boy Scouts in 1939, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in 1943.
He was a U. S. Army veteran and served in Italy at the very end of World
War II. A huge fan of the Big Bands of the 1940’s, he greatly enjoyed events
at Drumlins and at the Persian Terrace of Hotel Syracuse.

Paul married Alma Jean Hill on October 21, 1950 at the First United Methodist
Church on West Genesee Street, Syracuse. They moved to Phoenix in 1954
where they raised four children, Louis, Charles, Becky, and Bonnie. Paul
worked for Allied Chemical at Solvay Process as a Lab Technician from 1949
to 1981. He was assistant and Scoutmaster for 40 years with Boy Scout Troop
20. He was a member of the Phoenix United Methodist Church; the
Kananake Canoe Club; the Joy Germ Club; and the Phoenix Village Players
theatrical group. He donated well over ten gallons of blood to the American
Red Cross over his lifetime. Paul loved family vacations camping in the
Adirondacks with his home-made camper, and later at Camp Litchhaven. He
loved music and played the ukulele and recorder instruments.

After retiring, Paul made and played a broom-handle wash-tub bass with the
“Chuckles ‘n’ Tunes”, performing hundreds of times at area VFW’s senior
facilities, and social venues for over 20 years. His friend, and radio personality,
Phil Market, dubbed him “Hot Tub Paul”! Reading, doing the daily word
scramble, and writing rhyming poems were his lifelong passions.

Paul is predeceased by his wife Jean, of 45 years (12/24/1995); his son
Charles (7/16/1990); a brother-in-law, Rev. Irving G. Hill (6/10/2010)

Surviving are his son Louis and Krista Litchison (nee Sweetser) of Manlius;
two daughters, Becky Betts of Baldwinsville, and Bonnie Litchison of
Oswego; daughter-in-law Diane Litchison-Kuzio (nee Reitz) of Fulton;
sister-in-law Marcia Hill (nee Coons) of Syracuse; eight grandchildren, Aaron
Litchison of Manlius, Stephanie (Betts) and Miller Young of Delmar, NY,
Katherine Betts of Hartford, Ct., Erica (Betts) and David Smith of Baldwinsville,
Amy (Litchison) and Brian DeMott of Fulton, Jeffrey and Cory (Greenwood)
Litchison of Fulton, Teresa (Litchison) and Carlos Cruz-Tejeda of Hawaii,
and Jaielle Litchison of Oswego; ten great-grandchildren, Emma Litchison,
Mya, Sawyer, and Macy Young, Charlotte Smith, Kayleigh, Skylar, Piper and
Aubrie Litchison, and Athena DeMott.

Calling hours will be at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix,
NY 13135, on Monday March 2, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.. Services will be
at the funeral home on Tuesday March 3, at 11 a.m.

Contributions to: American Red Cross in Paul’s Memory.

James L. “Jimmy” Barber

James  L. "Jimmy" BarberJames L. “Jimmy” Barber, 76, of Ira, (Cato), passed away on Tuesday
Feb. 10, 2015. Born in Utica, NY on Dec. 12, 1938. He was a graduate
of Phoenix Central Schools. James was an U. S. Army veteran serving abroad and stateside. He achieved the rank of PFC.
Jimmy was an automobile salesman for Burdick B. M. W. Co., in North
Syracuse, retiring in 1996 after 20 years of service. Upon retiring Jimmy moved to the country. His love for cars continued, including antique, muscle cars, and luxury automobiles.

He enjoyed playing billiards with his nephews, Jay, Collin, and his friend
Dave. Jimmy loved the NY Giants Football, the NY Yankees baseball,
Syracuse Orange sports, loved the out of doors, including mowing his lawn, Cocker spaniel dogs,Jimmy enjoyed music.  He loved playing the piano and singing. Jam sessions with his brother Doug were at the top of his list. He also like country western music.

He was a member of the Little Utica United Methodist Church, and loved his church family.

He was predeceased by his mother and father, Marion (Pottleton) and
Edward Barber; a brother Rev. Douglas E. Brushell in 2012; sisters, Sally Jean and Janie.

Surviving are his loving wife Joyce (Johnson) Barber; one brother, Gareth
(Dee) Wood; three sisters, Joanie Petrucci, Sandy Couch, and
Linda (David) Felix; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
No calling hours. Services are on Tuesday February 17, at 10 a.m. in
the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix,
NY, with nephew Jason D. Brushell officiating.

Carol Louise Cole

Carol Louise ColeCarol Louise Cole, 95, of Granby, (Fulton), passed away at home on Tuesday February 10, 2015. Born in Phoenix, NY, to her late parents, Leal M. (Henley)
and George A. Archambo on December 25, 1919. A graduate of Phoenix High School, and continued her education in the field of cosmetology.

Carol was a licensed beautician, self employed salon owner known as Carol’s Beauty Shop. She was a lady of faith, belonging to Fulton Alliance Church. Carol served as a deaconess, a Sunday school teacher, bible study group, and participated in the vacation Bible School program, summers.

Predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Daniel C. Cole, Jr. on March 16, 2011; her granddaughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Thompson, died December 4, 2013.

Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Louise Sivers of Fulton; a grandson, William (Ronica) Sivers; Cindy’s husband David Thompson; four great- grandchildren, Will (Kristina) Sivers, Kyle Stapleton, Melinda Stapleton, and Cody Sivers; a sister Frances Currier; a brother-in-law, Leo Borte; several nieces, nephews.

Memorial services will be on Saturday February 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the
Fulton Alliance Church, 1044 State Route 48, Fulton, NY 13069, with the
Rev. J. Spurling officiating.

Per Carol’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.

Spring burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery, 9250 Fenner Rd., town of
Lysander, NY.

Contributions in Carol’s memory to: Fulton Alliance Church.

Ruth N. Waldron

Ruth  N. WaldronRuth N. Waldron, 92, of Oswego, former Phoenix, NY resident, passed away
Monday January 26, 2015 at Oswego Hospital. Born in Charlotte, NC to her
late parents, Clara (Roberts) and James M. Cash on October 14, 1922. She
was an employee of General Electric Co., Syracuse, retiring in 1985 after 20
years of service.

Ruth is predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Carl R. Waldron, Sr. on
February 13, 1976; her sons, Derick E. Waldron on October 17, 1981 and James E. Waldron on November 14, 2008.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl R. and Roxanne Waldron, Jr., and Austin F. and Judy Waldron all of Fulton, NY; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter;
several nieces, including Sharon and her husband Larry Brower of NC;
several nephews, and many cousins.

Calling hours are on Thursday January 29, 2015 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.
Mrs. Waldron’s funeral service will follow the calling hours at 4:30 p.m. in
the funeral home, with the Rev. James C. Tschudy officiating.

Spring interment will be in Chase Cemetery 9450 State Rt. 48, Phoenix, NY.

Aubrey Marie Horne

Aubrey Marie Horne, infant daughter at birth, passed away on Thursday
January 8, 2015.  Surviving are her loving parents, Andrea Burr and William
Horne; a brother, Marcus Horne, two sisters, Kaylee Horne and Taylor Horne;
paternal grandparents, James and Anne Doss; maternal grandparents,
Raymond and Patricia Burr; many caring relatives and friends.
 Services have taken place, and were held at the convenience of the family.
 Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Homes, Inc., Phoenix, NY had charge of