John J. Patane

John J. Patane, 72, of 1911 N. James St. passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was born on May 29, 1946 in Rome the son of John S. and Angeline Vaccaro Patane. He attended Rome Schools. He was the Administrative Assistant at Job Connections. John loved watching the Yankees, listening to country music, working the vegetable garden and playing pool with his friends. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid traveler and bowled and golfed for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Ukrainian Club and enjoyed his Saturdays there with his many friends. He was the flag bearer for the various parades they participated in.

Louis F. Tork

Louis Frederick Tork, 88, of Lee Center, passed away on June 4, 2018 in the Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 5, 1930 in Syracuse the son of Louis and Lillian Ryder Tork. On August 28, 1948 he married Peggy McElhannon in Syracuse, a blessed union of 48 years. Louis attended school in Syracuse. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. He had worked for Syracuse Foundries and later with his brother George for Tork Concrete and continued the business after the passing of his brother. He was a very hard worker and still poured concrete in his 70’s. He was an avid swimmer, getting many ribbons and awards for swimming. Louis is survived by his beloved family, a son L

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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