Douglas A. "Joey" Sunderland

Douglas A. “Joey” Sunderland, 71, of Rome, passed away on October 12, 2018 in Upstate Medical Center. He was born on June 14, 1947 in Port Leyden, the son of Douglas and Marcell Sunderland. He had worked for many years for the Mid York Library System. He had an extensive collection of elephant models and enjoyed reading. Joey had a great love for cats and dogs. Douglas is survived by a niece, Kelly and her husband Edwin Oakes of Rome; grandnephew Christopher Sexton and grandniece Erica Sexton; special friends, Elaine (Romano) Tekce and Murat Tekce, Nicholas and Pauline Romano, Dr. David Romano, and Brian and Linda Romano and their children Dominic, Michael and Isabella Romano. Relatives an

James J. Genovese

James J. Genovese, 72, of Marcy, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Abraham House, Utica. He was born on April 28, 1946 in Rome a son of Salvatore and Rose Farino Genovese. On January 4, 1980 he married Elaine Merola, a loving union of 38 years. He was a graduate of RFA and attended MVCC. He worked for 27 years at Revere Copper and Brass, Inc. and later in the Elaine Genovese Insurance Agency with his wife for 22 years. He was an avid sports fan enjoying the Cleveland Browns and the New York Yankees. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. James is survived by his beloved family, his wife Elaine; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Joseph Hammill of Marcy; sons and d

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.

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