Alexander Giovonni James Pethel

Alexander Giovonni James Pethel passed away at home on Sunday April 29, 2018. He was born in St. Luke’s Hospital on April 13, 2018, the infant son of James A. and Bianca K. Berg Pethel. He is survived by his beloved family, his parents, James and Bianca; three brothers, James Pethel, Andrew Sutton and Julian Sutton; grandparents, Patricia Pethel and Gary Pugh; great grandparents, Rocco and Delores Nigro, Janie Saunders and Patricia Mangrum; two aunts, Jill Martingano and Brittany Pethel; an uncle, Matthew Martingano; a great aunt, Nancy Nigro and a great uncle Rocco Nigro; cousins, John Rukavena, Katherine Saraceno, Marie Nigro, Hanna Martingano, Amy Berg and Jerry Berg. He was predeceased b

Dominic A. Giambona

Dominic A. Giambona, 79, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after an 11-year courageous fight with prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife Laura; a son, William Giambona; a sister, Rosette Fortner; granddaughter, Cristina Peterson; great granddaughter, Kaitlyn; uncle, Louis (Celia) Bartholomew; and many nieces and nephews. Dominic was born to Nicholas and Lola Bartholomew Giambona. He graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1956. He attended Clarkson University and received his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. Initially he worked as a field manager for a building construction company in New York City. In 1965, he moved to Hyde Park, NY and op

Thomas Edward Sherman

Thomas Edward Sherman, 78, of Lee Center, passed away at home on Monday, April 16, 2018 after a long illness. He was born on March 8, 1940 in McKeever, NY, the son of Elmer G and Mariam A. Bolich Sherman. On April 18, 1964 in Whitestown he married Victoria L. Dianna. She passed away on November 13, 2008. Tom attended Holland Patent Schools. He proudly served with the US Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1963. After leaving the military he returned home to work at many mills in Rome and retired from Revere Copper and Brass in 1986. In 2002 he retired from the Rome City School District. He was a HAM Radio operator and enjoyed his time attending to his bees as well as his daily

Marie Sanzone

Marie Sanzone, 54, formerly of Rome, passed away on Tuesday April 3, 2018 in Ithaca, NY. She was born in Rome on February 21, 1964, daughter of Joseph and Anna Rose Ritz Sanzone. She attended Rome Schools and was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. Marie is survived by her mother Anna Rose of Rome; a sister; RoseAnn Sanzone of Rome; a brother, Michael Sanzone of Rome; and a nephew; Michael Sanzone of Rome. She was predeceased by her father Joseph. Funeral services will be celebrated on Monday morning, April 9th at 11:00 in St. John the Baptist Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. Abe Esper as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery. There will be no callin

You can shed tears that I am gone
or you can smile because I have lived
You can close your eyes and pray that I’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that I have left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see me
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of my yesterday
You can remember me and only that I am gone
or you can cherish my memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what I would want
smile,
open your eyes,
love
and go on.

 rmb

                                    

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