Leo C. Borte

Leo C. Borte, Jr.Leo C. Borte, Jr., 92, former Phoenix, NY, and Zephyrhills, FL resident, passed away on
Monday May 2, 2016 in Syracuse, NY. He was born on May 3, 1923 in Syracuse, NY,
and was the son of the late, Helen (Ware) and Leo C. Borte, Sr.. A proud veteran, serving
in the US Coast Guard from 1943-1946. Leo was bridge and highway construction Inspector for the State of New York for
many years.

Leo had been a Phoenix Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and a Phoenix Memorial Post
VFW 5540 member. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Kathleen
(Archambo) Borte on April 12, 2012; his son, Stephen C. Borte, Sr. on January 16, 2013.

Surviving are his grandsons, Stephen C. Borte, Jr. of LaFayette, and Todd Stoutenger of
Pennellville, his granddaughter Lisa M. Batt of Walkersville, MD; six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services only on Saturday May 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Phoenix Rural
Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY 13135. The Rev. Philip Brockmyre will officiate.
Coast Guard and VFW Post 5540 Honor Squads will offer military rites at the conclusion
of the service.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY has care of arrangements.

Christina M. Countryman Runeare

Christina M. Countryman RuneareChristina M. Countryman Runeare, age 37, a recent Fulton, NY resident, passed away on Friday April 22, 2016. She was born in Syracuse, NY to her parents, Ella M. (Fisher) and James M. Countryman on January 30, 1979. A graduate of Phoenix Central Schools, J. C. Birdlebough High School, class of 1997. She had lived in Grovetown, Georgia. Christina
was a scheduler at the C B & I Company, in the town of Scriba.

Christina loved the beach, antiquing, reconditioning furniture, and loved her family and friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Jennifer L. Kimball on Aug. 4, 2008.

Surviving are her daughter, Savannah Runeare, Savanna’s father, David Runeare; her
parents, James M. and Ella M. Countryman of Wolcott; her brother, James D. and
sister-in-law, Brandy Countryman of Loveland CO; her two sisters and brother-in-laws,
Kimberly Ann and Lebert Cleveland of Buffalo, and Kelly Lynn Fillmore of Kincardine,
Ontario Canada; her brother-in-law Kyle E. Kimball of Phoenix, NY; a goddaughter,
Malerie LaBarge; aunts and uncles before nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Calling hours are on Thursday April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Roosevelt Cemetery, 4434 State Route 49, in the town of Schroeppel. The Rev. Jeff Hodge will be officiating the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: Empower Federal Credit Union, earmarked
for Savannah Marie Runeare, at One Member Way, Syracuse, NY 13212.

Jack Cromie

Gilbert Jack CromieJack Cromie, 83, of Lamson Road, Phoenix, NY, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital,
Syracuse, on Monday March 28, 2016. He was born on August 10, 1032, in
Rotterdam, NY to his late parents, Ruth L. (Gebhardt) Cromie and Gilbert D. Cromie.
Jack served his country in the US Navy from 1951-1955 as a chief petty officer, and
continued his service as a navy reservist from 1963-1984. He was a life member of the
N. E. R. A.. Jack also worked for General Electric Co., Syracuse, retiring in 1988. He
was a former member of the Phoenix Memorial Post, VFW Post 5540, Phoenix.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother William E. Cromie in 1999,
and a brother Gary Cromie in 1944.
Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Florence L. (Kaulback) Cromie; his son,
Steven G. Cromie and daughter-in-law, Sharon Cromie of Phoenix; his daughter, Patricia A. Mott and son-in-law, William Mott of North Carolina; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother David M. Cromie of Ramrode, FL; a sister Lee Cann of
Pensacola, FL; five nieces and nephews; and friends.
Calling hours are on Saturday April 2, 2016 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Allanson-
Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. The funeral service
will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Hodge officiating. US Naval honors will be
performed in the funeral home. Burial in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to: Phoenix Memorial Post, VFW Post 5540,
70 Culvert St., Phoenix, NY 13135, or the S P C A, 5878 East Molloy Rd., Syracuse,
NY 13211.

Stanley Joseph Pokrentowski

Stanley Joseph PokrentowskiStanley Joseph Pokrentowski, 88, of Baldwinsville, passed away on Wednesday
March 30, 2016. He was born in Syracuse on October 7, 1927. Stanley served as
an aviation electrician’s mate in the US Navy from 1945 to 1949.
As an electrician for New Process Gear in Syracuse, he worked for many years.
Stanley was a member of the U. A .W. Local 624; also served as the financial secretary
for the retirees organization for 30 years. He was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Church,
Phoenix, NY; and a member of the Jayco Camping Club.
He was predeceased by his grandson, Andrew Bottino; and his six sisters, Josephine,
Sophie, Helen, Jenny, Regina, and Mary Jane.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Anna May (Soluske) Pokrentowski; his two sons,
Stephen and daughter-in-law Mary Pokrentowski, Ronald and daughter-in-law Tammy
Pokrentowski; his three daughters, Sharon Davis, Donna and son-in-law Richard Korte,
and Susan Manning; his 14 grandchildren, Frank, Chris, Kari, Steven, Jason, Brian,
Joshua, Trevor, Marshall, Cooper, Denise, Michele, Joseph, and Antony; his brother-in-law
Richard (Linda) Soluske; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are on Sunday April 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135
Services are on Monday April 4 at 8:45 a.m. beginning with prayers in the Allanson-
Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. in
St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY., with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre
officiating. After the mass, Entombment will occur in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery
Mausoleum, 8668 County Route 57, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. US Navy honors
will be offered during the committal service at the mausoleum. “Keep Smiling”

Ruth C. Starusnak

Ruth C. StarusnakRuth C. Starusnak, 76, former Phoenix, NY resident, passed away at The Grand
Rehabilitation & Nursing, Chittenango, Madison County, on Tuesday March 29, 2016, where she had been a resident since September of 2014. She was born on December 2, 1939 to her late parents, Gladys (John) Jacobs and Ezra Jacobs in Warren, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Seneca Indian Nation, Heron Clan.Ruth loved her cats; she played organized softball; and talked fondly of her days as a hairdresser. She was a machine operator for General Motors, Syracuse, NY.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Starusnak in 1990.

Surviving are her son, and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Wendi Starusnak of Phoenix,
NY; six grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, Ronnie, Charlotte, Luke, and Laurie; four
step-grandchildren, David, Jade, Derrick, and Jenna; eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will on Wednesday April 6, at 10:30 a.m. in Assumption
Cemetery, 2401 Court Street, Syracuse, NY 13208. The Rev. Diane Kimpland will officiate the graveside service.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Homes, Inc., Phoenix, NY has care of arrangements.

Robert Wilkinson

Robert Wilkinson Sr.Robert Wilkinson, 85, of Pennellville, peacefully left this world on Good Friday,
March 25, 2016,
and is now reunited with his wife Kathleen, and their many dogs. He was a
graduate of North Syracuse and served in Korea.
Bob retired from Masterpol Construction and was a member of the Collie Club
of CNY and Collie Club of America. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen,
in 1995 and eight siblings; Eudora and Barbara Doughty; John, Charles and
William Wilkinson; Beverly Moreth, Lois Choroser and Sherry Sullivan.
He is survived by his four children: Robert Wilkinson, Stuart (Clarice) Wilkinson,
Karleen (Duane) Preske, and Charlene Wilkinson; six grandchildren, two sisters,
Marilyn Dunbar and Georgia Larner and many nieces and nephews.
Bob loved his family and his dogs. He and his sense of humor will be sorely missed.
Calling hours are on Tuesday March 29 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-
Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. The funeral service will be the
next day, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre
officiating. Burial will follow in Pennellville Cemetery, Co. Rt. 54, Pennellville, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials to: Pet Smart Charities or Hospice of C.N.Y..

Joseph M. Harriger

Joseph M. HarrigerJoseph M. Harriger (Tennesee Jody), born August 30, 1937, passed away Mar. 11, 2016.
Will be missed and remembered by his loving children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews,nieces, cousins, and close personal friends. Predeceased by his wife
of 43 years, Evelyn (Duell) in August 2013. Army veteran, owner/operator of Jody’s
Well Drilling, 30+ years. Lead singer and guitarist for over 60 years, inducted into
Country Music Hall of Fame, Cortland, NY. Performed with the Jamboree Boys for
Nashville shows in the Syracuse area. People who truly loved country music, truly
loved Jody! A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion in Phoenix, NY,
Saturday March 19, from 5 to 9 p.m..

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, had care of arrangements.

Carolyn A. Caltabiano

Carolyn  A. CaltabianoCarolyn A. Caltabiano, 84, of Phoenix, NY, passed away at home peacefully, on
Wednesday March 9, 2016. Born in Phoenix to her late parents, Nina (Sixberry)
and William Neilson on October 3, 1931. She was a graduate of Phoenix High
School, class of 1949.

Carolyn worked for General Electric Co., Syracuse for 10 years. Most of her
life was spent with her family at their agricultural business, A. A. Caltabiano
and Sons. She loved to arrange flowers, and making preparations to go to
market. Carolyn served on the Board of Education for Phoenix Central Schools
for a total of nine years.

Predeceased by her husband, Alfred A. “Fred” Caltabiano, Sr., on May 10, 2000;
her eldest son Alfred A. “Cal” Caltabiano, Jr. on January 6, 2009; as well as her
brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her two sons, Angelo William “Billy” (Patty) Caltabiano of Dover, FL,
Keith R. (Debra) Caltabiano of Phoenix; five grandchildren, Tricia Izyk, William
Caltabiano, Amy Caltabiano, Heidi Caltabiano, and Brian Caltabiano; eight
great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours are on Saturday March 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a
funeral service at 2 p.m., all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
431 Main St., Phoenix. Pastor Karen Marshall will officiate the services. Burial
in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY.

Contributions in Carolyn’s memory to: P C S Dollars for Scholars, P. O. Box 445,
Phoenix, NY 13135.

Herbert E. Litterbrant

Herbert E. LitterbrantHerbert E. Litterbrant, 93, of Lysander, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital
Health Center on Wednesday March 2, 2016. He was born on March 30,
1922 in Cape Vincent, NY, to his late parents, Marie (DeJourdan) and
Allie Litterbrant.

Mr. Litterbrant was a U. S. Navy veteran serving from October 31, 1940
honorable discharge on December 15, 1946 with a rank of Carpenter’s
Mate, First Class. Later, Herb was employed by Allied Chemical, Syracuse,
for 31 years.

Herb was a member of the Phoenix Memorial Post, VFW Post 5540, and
the Horning-Fournier American Legion Post 418, both located in Phoenix,
NY. He also enjoyed fishing and other hobbies.

He was predeceased by his “one and only”, loving wife of 58 years,
Rose Ione (Dennee) Litterbrant on January 7, 2002.

Surviving are three sons and their spouses, Terry and Wendy Litterbrant,
Lee and Chris Litterbrant, and Brandon Litterbrant; five grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday March 12, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m.
in the Phoenix Memorial Post, VFW Post 5540, at 70 Culvert St., Phoenix,
NY 13135, with a memorial service following.

A spring burial will take place in Lysander Union Cemetery, Lamson Rd.,
in the hamlet of Lysander.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, has care of arrangements.

Patricia L. DeVore

Patricia L. DeVorePatricia L. DeVore, 76, former Phoenix, NY resident, passed away at
Morningstar Care Center, Oswego, on Saturday February 27, 2016. Born
to her late parents, Doris M. (VanEpps) and Earl H. DeVore on October
12, 1939. She was a member of the first graduating class, 1957,of the new John C. Birdlebough High School located on the north end of Main St.
in the Village of Phoenix.

Pat was a school bus aide as well as a teaching assistant in the Phoenix
Central School District. She the became a bank teller at the Phoenix
Branch of the Fulton Savings Bank in the Three Rivers Plaza. Her interests
and hobbies included planting and caring for flowers, other gardening as well.
She also enjoyed baking, especially cakes, and taking care of her family.
Pat was a member of Word of Life Assembly of God Church, Baldwinsville.

Patricia was predeceased by her brother James and his wife Judy DeVore.

Surviving are her children, Russell E. DeVore of Pennellville, Kelly J.
DeVore of Pennellville, and Valerie M. Roy and son-in-law, Rob Roy of
Oswego; seven grandchildren, Mikhael, Brad, Jaclyn, Caleb, Donovan,
Abby and Madeline; four siblings Timothy DeVore of Pennellville, Kenneth
“Joe” DeVore of AZ, Randy DeVore of FL, and Kimberly DeVore of AZ;
several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and friends.

Calling hours are on Friday March 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Allanson-
Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. The
funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home, with Senior Pastor
Randy Czyz officiating.