Jill A. (Sherlitz) Dietz

Jill  A. (Sherlitz) DietzJill A. (Sherlitz) Dietz, 90, of Smokey Hollow Road, Baldwinsville, passed away
on Sunday May 17, 2015. She was born in Michigan on January 5, 1925. An
adorable baby, she was soon adopted by Otto Sherlitz and his fashionable
wife Margaret. Her best memories of her childhood were of playing with and
training the dogs her mother raised, which she counted as the beginning of
her teaching career, and of visits to her cousin in Fergus, Ontario.

Jill graduated from Wayne University in Michigan with a degree in art, and
later, earned a Master’s degree in education at SUNY Oswego. This was the
beginning of a teaching career spanning 30 years, initially as an art teacher,
and later as a classroom teacher. She took a personal interest in each of “her
kids”, sometimes expressing a wish that she could just bring some troubled
youngster home with her. Teaching was the joy of her life, and she will be
remembered by many who were her students.

When not teaching, she was traveling. Every vacation, or even a three day
weekend, she was off somewhere, on a camping trip, or traveling the world
by car, plane, train, or cruise ship, looking for adventure. One way or another
she visited every state in the union, and many countries in Europe, always
taking family or friends along with her, and snapping thousands of pictures
as she went.

Jill was a devout Christian, and very active member of Phoenix United
Methodist Church. She gave many sermons as a lay speaker there, and
painted a beautiful mural in the Narthex. She wore out her favorite Bible,
and was known for her warmth and generosity, her unfailing sense of humor
and her ready smile.

Jill was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Kenneth M. Dietz, Jr.,
on June 27, 2013; her son Kenneth P. Dietz, on September 19, 1981;
her grandson, Joshua Dietz.

Surviving are her children, John C. Dietz of Charlotte, NC, Katherine R.
and her husband Bruce Coville of Syracuse, and David J. and his wife Lisa
Dietz of Phoenix, NY; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Dietz of Myrtle Beach, SC;
nine grandchildren, Eric and Alex Dietz, Orion, Cara, and Adam Coville,
Jared, Landon, Nathan, and Bradley Dietz; a brother and his wife Bill and
Nancy Snover; a sister-in-law, Barbara Johnson of Baldwinsville; sister-in-law, Nila Wilson of Canada several nieces; nephews, including Eric Snover; and cousins.

Calling hours are on Wednesday May 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Allanson-
Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.

Services are on Thursday May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Phoenix United Methodist
Church, with the Rev. Susan Townsend officiating. Burial will follow in
Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix.

Contributions in Jill’s memory to: Phoenix United Methodist Church, 49
Jefferson St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

Romona A. Rogers

April 30, 2015

Romona  A. RogersRomona Arlene Deuty Rogers, died on 4/30/2015 at the age of 72. Born on
5/6/1942 in Phoenix, NY, she graduated from John C. Birdlebough High School
in 1960. Years later, she completed an associate’s degree from the Rochester
Institute of Technology.

Her long and varied career included work as a beautician, medical assistant,
data entry clerk, and a claims processor. She retired from National Grid
(Niagara Mohawk), in NY, but went on to work part time for several more years
at the Virginia Employment Commission in Hampton, VA. She was one of the
first female firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians in Enterprise
Fire Company No. 1, Phoenix, NY. She was actively involved in scouting and
sports with her sons.

Her pastimes included: gardening, camping, puzzles, cooking, and watching
Wheel of Fortune. She loved music, especially of her nephew, Randy DeVore
and of Herb Reed’s Platters. Her greatest passions were helping people,
spending time with friends, and doting over her family.

She was preceded in death by her father; William Deuty, her mother; Lillian
Deuty; brothers, Carlton VanEpps, Harold VanEpps, Bob Deuty; sisters, Doris
DeVore, and Kate Hotaling; first husband Gene Grifin, and third husband,
James Rogers.

She is survived by her sister, Dawn Deuty Perry of Fredericksburg, VA; sons,
Michael Wade Lynk (Lisa) of Hampton, VA, and John Henry Lynk (Michelle
Bramble) of Salisbury, MD; eight grandchildren; and numerous cousins,
nieces, and nephews.

Even in death, she continues serving others via her choice to donate her body
to the Anatomy Gifts Registry for the advancement of medical science. An
informal, come as you are, celebration of life is planned for Friday 5/15/2015
from 6 to 8 p.m. in the front lobby of Northside Christian Church at 1300 George
Washington Highway in Yorktown, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages
friends to make donations in her memory to: Northside Christian Church of
Yorktown, VA or the Enterprise Fire Co., No. 1, of Phoenix, NY.

David M. Spano

David  M. SpanoDavid M. Spano, 53, of Phoenix, NY, passed away suddenly on Wednesday
May 6, 2015. He was born in Syracuse to his parents, Eleanor (Boardman)
and Leonard C. Spano, Sr. on October 1, 1961. Dave was a graduate of J. C.
Birdlebough High School, Phoenix, class of 1979. He was also a graduate of
B.O.C.E.S. school in Mexico, NY..

Dave was a welder & maintenance for many years with Feldmeier Equipment,
and later with Giovanni Food Co., both in Syracuse. He was an avid hunter
and fisherman, member of CNY Rod & Gun Club, Pennellville; outdoorsman,
and enjoyed boating. He was predeceased by his brother, Mark A. Spano on
April 19, 1978.

Surviving are his son, David L. and his wife Amanda Spano of Faquay-Varina,
NC; his daughter, Cindy M. Spano of Baldwinsville; two grandchildren,
Giavonna and Amelia; his parents, Eleanor (Boardman) and Leonard C. Spano,
Sr., of Phoenix; his sister, Patricia A. Cornell of Phoenix; two brothers,
Chris L. Spano of Phoenix, and Leonard C. Jr., and his wife Lorrie Spano of
Pulaski; aunts & uncles; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and friends.

Services begin on Tuesday May 12 at 8:45 a.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix. The Rev.
Philip Brockmyre officiating. Burial will follow the mass in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix.

Calling hours are on Monday May 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in
the funeral home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

Contributions in Dave’s memory to: Phoenix Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St.,
Phoenix, NY 13135.

Bernard Lowe Clapp

Bernard  Lowe  ClappBernard Lowe Clapp, 82, of Central Square, passed away at Michaud Residential Health Services home in Fulton, NY, on Sunday May 3, 2015.
He was born in Syracuse, NY to his late parents, Grace (Lowe) and
Clarence Clapp on May 30, 1932.

Bernard was a graduate of Central Square High School. A superb salesman,
he represented many firms, including Penn Mutual Insurance Co., Johnson’s Wax, and lately Lawson Tools in Syracuse.

Bernie was active in the Finger Lakes Antique Boat Club, both as a member, serving on the Board of Directors and helping to organize the Annual Boat Show in Skaneateles. He had a passion for classic wooden boats and
loved throwing a wake with his Chris Crafts and Lymans. He was an avid
fisherman and also threw down a mean hand in Pitch tournaments and
other card games. He loved putting together and flying model airplanes; and creating woodworking projects.

Surviving are his companion, Sally Slack; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Casey and Jennifer Lord Clapp of CA, Jeff Clapp of NYC, Kevin and Lisa
Clapp of Phoenix; one daughter, Lisa Tiffany of VA; 10 grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 12 noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday May 7, followed by
the funeral service at 2 p.m. all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral
Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. The Rev. Marion Moore-Colgan
will be officiating.

Committal burial services will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens,
Kinne Road, DeWitt, NY.

Beverly Joan Snow

Beverly Joan SnowBeverly Joan Snow went home to be with the lord on Jan. 20, 2015 in Ocala, FL.
She was born on April 1, 1935 to her late parents, Erwin F. & Florence (Mohr)
Reddick. The family lived in Syracuse, then moved to Clay, NY.

A graduate of Phoenix High School in 1953; and over the years kept in touch
with members of the class. On Sept. 11, 1957, she married Howard W. Snow;
they resided in Clay and in later years wintered in FL.

She worked for many years at insurance agencies in the Clay & Syracuse area.
They enjoyed many trips to sites in the U. S. and Caribbean. She enjoyed
keeping detailed photo and local historical albums; and sending greeting cards
to many. She was an active member of the Clay Historical Association and Trinity United Methodist Church. She is predeceased by her brother, Erwin
K. Reddick.

Bev is survived by her husband of over 57 years and many relatives of the
Snow and Reddick and Mohr families. She will be remembered by neighbors
and long time friends, from her childhood, and those made over the years.

A Memorial Service will be held at Pine Plains Cemetery, 8686 Henry Clay
Blvd., Clay, NY on Saturday May 9, 2015 at 11 a. m.. Please join the family
after the service for a fellowship meal at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Donations may be made to: Trinity United Methodist Church; 8396 Morgan
Road; Clay, NY 13041.

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

Joanne F. Lefebvre

Joanne F. LefebvreJoanne F. Lefebvre, 51, of Pennellville, NY, passed away on Monday April 27, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
on July 19, 1963.

She was a student at Assumption School, Syracuse, then a graduate of J. C.
Birdlebough High School, Phoenix, NY, and a graduate of B.O.C.E.S.
nursing school.

Joanne was a Phlebotomist for the American Red Cross, Syracuse.

Predeceased by her mother, Vanita (Theoret) Lefebvre on April 5, 2003.

Surviving are her father and step-mother, Lucien R. and Louise Joanne Lefebvre of Pennellville; two brothers, Jacques Lefebvre of Cornwall,
Ontario Canada, and Andre Lefebvre of Pennellville; five nieces and nephews,
Lucien, Jenna, Danielle,Darren, and Derek; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Calling hours are on Thursday April 30, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

Services are on Friday May 1, at 8:45 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by
a church mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix.
The Rev. Philip Brockmyre will officiate.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday May 6, at 11:00 a.m. in the Sand Ridge Cemetery, the corner of County Routes 10 and 12 Sand Ridge,
in the town of Schroeppel.

Memorials in Joanne’s name to: Saint Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St.
Phoenix, NY 13135

Raymond Richard Ackerman

Raymond Richard Ackerman
Raymond Richard Ackerman, 98, former Canastota resident, passed away on
Friday April 10, 2015, at the Manlius Home for Adults in the village of Manlius, NY.

He was born in Whitelaw, town of Lenox, NY, to his late parents, Dahlia (Wuillez) and Edward Ackerman, on March 21, 1917.

Raymond was a self employed carpenter, a man with many talents. He was
a member of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church; Card Club; the Oneida Lake
Community Club; and he was an avid fisherman.

Predeceased by his loving wife, the former Valarie Hardy in 2003; his brothers
and sisters.

Surviving are his children, Raymond and Sonia Ackerman, James and Lilly
Ackerman, Richard and Cynthia Ackerman, Joan Effland, and Jerri and Marc
Hemboch; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and great-great
grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Whitelaw
Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services will be at the convenience of the family in Whitelaw
Cemetery.

Arrangements by Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home.

James Patrick Austin

James Patrick AustinJames Patrick Austin, 71, of Birmingham, AL, former Phoenix, NY native, and
Augusta GA resident, died on Wednesday April 8, 2015, at UAB Hospital of
complications related to long-term illness. He was born in in Syracuse, NY
in November of 1943 to his late parents, Eleanor M. (Morrow) and Harrison
G. Austin.

Jim was a heavy equipment operator and mechanic for Pioneer Concrete Co.,
in Augusta, GA. He was a member of the IOUE Local 545, Syracuse, and
former member of the Lions Club; a volunteer with the Phoenix Fire Dept.
Jim enjoyed repairing old cars, hunting and fishing, and riding his Harley
Davidson motorcycle. His greatest joy was being a proud grandfather.

Jim’s parents predeceased him, both in 1980; he lost his loving wife of 34 years
Donna L. (Pickard) Austin in 1999; his brothers William Austin in 1990, and
Edward Austin in 2014.

Survived by his daughter, Dr. Heather Austin McGinnis, her husband,
Kazuhiko McGinnis, and granddaughter, Emi McGinnis all of Birmingham, AL;
a brother, Charles Austin of Syracuse; a sister-in-law, Jan Austin f Clay;
his aunt, Ruth Austin of Cicero; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.

Services will be held on Friday April 24, at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Stephen’s
Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre
officiating. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cemetery, 8668
Oswego Rd. (Co. Rt. 57), Baldwinsville, NY 13027. Reception to follow
at the Elk’s Lodge.

Contributions in Jim’s memory to: American Lung Association of CNY,
506 East Washington St., Syracuse, NY 13202.