Sonja Ann “Nee” (Robinson) Bradshaw

Sonja Ann “Nee” (Robinson) Bradshaw, 76,
of Alexandria Bay, NY, passed away on Monday
October 20, 2014, in her home, surrounded by
loved ones after a long battle with cancer.
Her parents Joseph and Marcella (Graves)
Robinson predeceased her. She is survived
by her devoted husband of 58 years, George L.
Bradshaw; two loving children, George M.
Bradshaw of Hannibal, and Deborah Gymarthy of
Ft. Myers, FL; three siblings, Sandra Camardell of
N. Syracuse, Joseph Robinson of Syracuse, and
Melanie Checksfield of Collingswood, NJ; many
devoted brothers-in-law; and sisters-in-law;
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Sonja was born in Florence, NY on January 10,
1938. She attended St. John the Baptist School,
Syracuse. Employed by General Motors Corp.,
Syracuse. Sonja and George operated a motel
business in Alexandria Bay, and was their summer
residence. Winters, they traveled to their home in
Daytona Beach, FL.
Sonja was a devoted, generous, loving relative
and friend to all who met her. She loved traveling
with her husband and beloved dog, Boomer.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Hospice of
Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown,
NY 13601.
A memorial service will be held at R F H Hide-a-Way
restaurant, 1058 County Rt., Phoenix, NY, on
Saturday, October 25 at 12 noon, with the Rev.
D. Yost, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clay.
A memorial luncheon will follow Sonja’s service.

Mary R. (Prue) Abare

Mary R. (Prue) Abare, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on
Friday October 17, 2014 at Upstate University Hospital,
Community Campus, in the town of Onondaga, NY.
Born in Saranac Lake on December 31,
1934. She was a graduate of Saranac High School.
Mary was parishioner at Saint Stephen’s Church, Phoenix.
Predeceased by her husband, Lawrence L. Abare in 1989;
her daughter Nancy Lynn Abare in 1982; her three sons,
Allen W. Abare in 1982, Gene L. Abare in 2004, and Donald
E. Abare in 2013.
A funeral mass service will be on Wednesday October 29,
2014 at 9:30 a.m. in Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church, 469
Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre
officiating. Deacon Frank Forish will also take part in the mass.
Burial will follow in Chase Cemetery, 9450 State Route 48,
Phoenix, NY 13135.

Shari Lynn Calkins

Shari Lynn CalkinsShari Lynn Calkins, 52, of Phoenix, NY,
passed away on Thursday October 16,
2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Ctr.,
Syracuse. Born in San Jose, CA on
July 17, 1962, to her late parents, Patricia
Ann (Garey) and Patsy Kuntz McElfresh.
Shari had been a bus driver for Phoenix
Central Schools and for Oswego County
Opportunities for many years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 19
years, Glenn R. Calkins; her son, Michael
Alan Calkins; her two brothers, Doug McElfresh,
and Scott McElfresh; one sister Kelly Dowell;
her sister-in-law, Patsy Krech; several nieces,
nephews, and cousins; her friends at both
the P. C. S. and O. C. O. Transportation
Departments.
Calling hours will be on Sunday October 19,
2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. with a 4 p.m. funeral
service all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., (County Rt. 57),
Phoenix, NY 13135.

Florence Loretta Thomas

Florence Loretta ThomasFlorence Loretta Thomas, 78, of Fulton, NY, passed
away on Monday October 13, 2014 at Oswego
Hospital. Born in Syracuse, to her late parents,
Cora (Fuller) and Grover Sweeting on October
20, 1935. She was a fine homemaker and a
loving mom.
Florence was predeceased by her husband,
William E. Thomas, Jr. on October 24, 1986;
her son Russell E. Thomas on May 17, 1980.
Surviving are her daughters, Donna L. Kent, and
Elizabeth Cooper; her sons, Charles E. Thomas,
and William E. Thomas, III; a brother James
Sweeting; two sisters, Martha Fedele and Harriet
Marks; sixteen grandchildren; several great-grand
children; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours will be on Thursday October 16,
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m.
funeral service with the Rev. Terry E. Millbyer
officiating all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.
Burial in Ira Union Cemetery, Town of Ira, NY.

Mary L. Narewski

Mary L. NarewskiMary L. Narewski, 98, of Phoenix, NY,
passed away at Michaud Health Services,
Fulton, on Monday October 6, 2014.  Born
in the Town of Schroeppel, Pennellville, to
her late parents, Mildred (Allen) and Egbert
Richardson on October 11, 1915.  She was
a 1934 graduate of Phoenix High School.
 Mary was an inspector for the General
Electric Co., Syracuse, retiring in 1971.
 A parishioner of St. Stephen’s Catholic
Church, Phoenix, she served on the Altar
Rosary Society; and a member of the
Phoenix Senior Citizens group.
 Predeceased by her husband, Stanley P.
Narewski on January 31, 1992; her sister,
Adelia  E. Milligan on November 9, 2004;
her brothers, Allen Richardson and Henry
Allen.
 Surviving are her two sons and their wives,
Allen P. and Rosemary J. Narewski of Phoenix,
Jan L. and Kay L. Narewski of Pennellville; four
grandchildren and their spouses, John and Jill
Narewski, Stacy and Brian Kubiak, Mary Jean
and Chris Kulle, and Katie and Forrest Warner;
five great-grandchildren, Kaelyn, Madelyn, and
Emersyn Kubiak, Emma Kulle, Jakub Narewski,
several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 Calling hours are on Thursday October 9, from
4 to 7 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.
Services will begin on Friday October 10 at 9 a.m.
in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass
at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St.,
Phoenix, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating.
Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut
St.,  Phoenix at the conclusion of the church mass.
 Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to:
Phoenix Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix,
NY  13135.

Emerson Francis Hamlin

Emerson F. HamlinEmerson Francis Hamlin, 85, of Phoenix, NY
passed away on Monday October 6, 2014.
Born in Syracuse to his late parents, Mary
(Bettinger) and Maurice Hamlin on Sept. 27,
1929.  A graduate of Phoenix High School,
class of 1947.  He was a self employed carpenter,
an insurance agent, a farmer, and a school bus driver.
 Emerson was a member of the Pennellville
United Methodist Church, serving as a lay reader,
trustee, a Sunday school teacher, a council of
churches chairman;  he was a director for the
Oswego County Mutual Insurance.
 He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Andrew
C. Young on Feb. 18, 2003.
 Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 60 years,
Joyce A. (Van Alstyne) Hamlin; his son and his
daughter-in-law, Edward and Nancy Hamlin; his
daughter, Elizabeth A. Young; a sister, Martha
Dubois; four grandchildren and their spouses,
Eric and Daidra Hamlin, Alisa and Ryan Conger,
Andrew and Seble Young, and Aaron and Emily
Young; seven great-grandchildren, Rocco Mistico,
Ryken Conger, Aviva Conger, Isaac Hamlin, Eli
Hamlin, Ethan Young, and Blair Young; several
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 Services are on Thursday October 9 at 10 a.m.
in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
431 Main St., Phoenix, NY, with the Rev. Jeff
Hodge officiating.
 Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery,
126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY 13135.  Calling
hours will be on Wednesday Oct. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m.
in the funeral home.
 Contributions in Emerson’s memory may be made
to Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County
Route 54, Pennellville, NY  13132.

Francis E. Wright

Francis  E. WrightFrancis E. Wright, 85, of Phoenix, NY passed
away on Thursday October 2, 2014 at St. Joseph’s
Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Born in
Downsville, NY (Deleware Co.), on October 4,
1928 to his late parents, Rita (Snyder) and Harold
Wright. After high school, Francis served in the U. S.
Army, 1950-53 stateside and in Germany.
He was employed by General Electric Co., Syr
acuse, retiring in 1990. A member of the First
Congregational, U.C.C. church, Phoenix; the
G. E. Century Club Survivors.
Predeceased by his loving wife of 47 years, Norma
G. (Niles) Wright on August 19, 1994; his son, Jack
L. Wright, Sr., on August 26, 2012.
Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Theresa M.
Darling-Wright of Fulton; four grandchildren, Mary
Jane Wright, Jack L. Wright, Jr., Jeremy Wright, Sr.,
all of Fulton, and Nathanael Darling and his wife
Christine of Phoenix;
four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Emma,
Jeremy, Jr., and Natalie; one sister, Fannie W.
and brother-in-law, Ziggy Feurherm of Fort Plain, NY.
Calling hours are on Sunday October 5, 2014 from
2 to 4 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral
Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Services will be on
Monday October 6, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home,
with the Rev. Richard H. Scheffler, Pastor Emeritus
officiating. Military honors will also be conducted.
Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery 126 Chestnut St.,
Phoenix, NY 13135.

Mary Lou F. Brown

Mary Lou F. BrownMary Lou F. Brown, 82, of County Rt. 57,
Phoenix, NY, passed away at St. Joseph’s
Hospital, Syracuse on Monday September
22, 2014. Born in East Syracuse to her late
parents Lucille Goodrich Lawler and Martin
Lawler on October 19, 1931.
Mary Lou was a Line Operator for The Nestle
Corporation, Fulton, NY for many years. She
was an active parishioner of St. Stephen’s
Catholic Church, Phoenix.
Predeceased by her husband, Charles E.
Brown on January 21, 1990.
Surviving is her brother Richard Lawler of Florida and her two daughters and their
husbands, Cynthia L. and Douglas Claflin of
Palermo, NY. and Patricia M. and Thomas
Cook of Phoenix; one son and his wife, Charles
A. and Penney Brown of Edgewater, FL; seven
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three
sisters, Jeanne M. Bills of Gulf Breeze, FL,
Vivian Cooper of Pennellville, and Jacquelyn
Caltabiano of New Smyrna Beach, FL; several
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours will be on Friday Sept. 26, from
4 to 7 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.
Services will be at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday at the
funeral home, with Deacon Frank Forish conducting
prayers. The funeral mass will follow at 9:30 a.m. in
St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, with
the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating.
Burial will follow in Pennellville Cemetery, Co. Rt.
54, Pennellville, NY 13132.
Contributions in Mary Lou’s memory to: The American
Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., East Syracuse, NY
13057 or The American Heart Association,
17 Technology Dr., East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Robert Edgar Newcomb

Robert NewcombRobert Edgar Newcomb, 86, of Lamson Rd.,
Baldwinsville, Town of Lysander, passed away on
Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014 at University Hospital, Syracuse.
Born to his late parents, Irene A. (Beers) and
George L. Newcomb in Baldwinsville, NY, on
March 24, 1928. As a young man he was a
pinsetter at the bowling alleys in Baldwinsville.
A graduate of Baldwinsville Academy High School.
Bob later retired from Baldwinsville Central
Schools as a custodial supervisor.
He was a member of both Baldwinsville and
Lysander Fire Department, where he served
as fire commissioner; a member of the Onondaga
County Fireman’s Association; NYS Building &
Grounds Association; CSEA Union.
Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Marcella
F. (Walker) Newcomb; his two daughters, Marta
C. (Adrian) Jetty of Phoenix, NY, and Lori G.
Newcomb of (Town of Van Buren), Syracuse;
a granddaughter, Amanda Newcomb; three sisters,
Lola Merriam of Baldwinsville, Laura Schuler of
Marcellus, and Joan Newcomb of Tampa, FL; nieces,
and nephews.
Graveside services only are at the Jacksonville
Rural Cemetery, 9250 Fenner Road, Town of Lysander,
with Pastor James Pannafino of the First Baptist Church,
Baldwinsville, will officiate the service at the cemetery only.
Contributions in Bob’s memory mail be sent to: Greater
Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps., Box 744 Baldwinsville,
NY 13027.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY
has charge of arrangements.

Violet M. Pulvere

Violet  M. PulvereViolet M. Pulvere, 86, of Buckley Rd., N.
Syracuse, former Town of Granby resident,
passed away peacefully at the Iroquois
Nursing Home, Jamesville on Saturday,
August 30, 2014. Born in Oswego, NY to
her late parents, Eva Crocker and George
Maddock on July 19, 1928. She was a bank
teller for Merchants Bank Syracuse for 36 years.
Violet was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s
Church, in Phoenix, NY. Her daughters
remember her fondly for her love of nature and
all of God’s creatures. Other passions include:
travel, reading, and being with her family and
friends. Violet was married to Louis Pulvere for
25 years and they remained loyal friends
throughout his lifetime.
Surviving are her two daughters, Maria Gay of
Liverpool, and Theresa Pulvere of San Diego, CA;
two grandsons, David and Brian Gay; one sister,
Erma Payne of Hinmansville; several nieces and
nephews; a godson, William Yochum; and beloved
long-term friend, Nadine Yochum.
Services are on Friday September 12, 2014 at
6 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral
Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135, with
Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating. Calling hours
will be prior to the service from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in
the funeral home.
Contributions in Violet’s memory to: Beaver Lake
Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Road,
Baldwinsville, NY 13027