Douglas C. Dean,Sr.

Douglas C. Dean,Sr. 79, of Taberg, passed away at home on Sunday, June 30, 2019. He was born on May 30, 1940 in Taberg a son of Harold and Mary Allman Dean. On April 23, 1960 he married Carolyn Warner, Rome, a blessed union of 59 years. He was a 1958 graduate of Camden Central School. Doug was the owner and operator of Watt’s Express, Inc. for 57 years. In his retirement he enjoyed working for Dean’s Concessions, especially at Vernon Downs. He was a former Assistant Chief of the Taberg Volunteer Fire Company, a member of the Rome Elks Lodge and St. Patrick’s Church, Taberg. He is survived by his beloved family, his wife Carolyn; three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas C. (Gwen Reader) D

Patrick J.(Sonny) Salerno,Jr.

Patrick J.(Sonny) Salerno, Jr., 95, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Bethany Gardens. He was born on August 3, 1923 in Rome a son of Patrick J and Lillian Campanaro Salerno, Sr. In 1950 in St. John the Baptist Church he married Maryrose Giordani, a blessed union of 69 years. He was a graduate of RFA. He proudly served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946 during WW II. He owned and operated Salerno’s Service Station, a gas and oil business. He enjoyed being with his family and friends and being with his companions at DeMatteo’s Restaurant. He was a member of the Toccolana Club. Patrick is survived by his beloved family, his wife MaryRose; two sons and daughters-in

Kristin M. Brown

Kristin M. Brown, 48, of Blossvale, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2019, with her loving family by her side. Born in New Hartford, on January 5, 1971, the daughter of Kathy Mauro and James Tebsherany. Kristin was a lifelong resident of the Sylvan Beach area. She was a graduate of Camden High School and received her cosmetology degree from Phillips Institute in Syracuse. Her career began in Oneida at Smart Style where she managed the salon for many years. She later fulfilled her dream of owning and operating her own salon “Sylvan Styles”, in her hometown of Sylvan Beach. Kristin was most recently employed by Eddie’s Restaurant in Sylvan Beach where she created many life-long

Kenneth Woodhouse

Kenneth Woodhouse, 85, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019. He was born on January 10, 1934 in Rome the son of Thomas and Florence Woodhouse. On June 11, 1955 in St. John the Baptist Church he married his soul mate and love of his life, Frances Ann D’Alessio. She passed away on April 8, 2016. He was a graduate of Oriskany Schools. He worked at Revere Copper and Brass in the Box Shop until his retirement. Kenny is survived by his beloved family, a daughter, Maureen Utter of Rome; two sons, Kenneth (Theresa) Woodhouse of N. Attleboro, MA and Eric (Debra) Woodhouse of Syracuse; cherished grandchildren, Derek (Stephanie) Utter, Andrea (Michael) Gilbert, Douglas Woodhous

Josephine Calicchia

Josephine Calicchia, 103, of Rome, beloved sister and aunt, peacefully passed away on June 10, 2019 at Rome Memorial Hospital Residential Health Care Facility. Josie was the daughter of Alio and Francesca Calicchia from Italy. Josie worked for the Rome Manufacturing for over 40 years. In 1948, she completed training and served as a volunteer nurse’s aide for the American Red Cross. Having left high school to work and help support her family during the Depression, she proudly completed her GED in 1981. Josie had many passions including gardening, cooking, baking, painting, and was highly accomplished in knitting, crocheting, ceramics and Bunka embroidery. She was an avid Yankees fan. Jos

Frances M. Trotz

Frances M. Trotz, 81, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. She was born on August 16, 1937 in Rome the daughter of Attilio and Theresa Notarianni Santoro. On August 22, 1964 in St. John the Baptist Church she married Joseph E. Trotz who passed away on January 11, 2014. She was a graduate of RFA. She had worked as a secretary at GAFB. She and her husband owned and operated Trotz Food Market for many years until their retirement. Frances is survived by her beloved family, her daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie and George Rothfritz of Lee Center; cherished grandchildren, Steven Rothfritz and Amanda Rothfritz. She was predeceased by a sister, Antoinette Santoro and a brother Mari

John G. Zullo

John G. Zullo, 80, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on March 6, 1939 in Rome, the son of Joseph and Madeline Frank Zullo. On January 6, 1960 in St. Mary’s Church he married Betty Campbell, a blessed union of 59 years. He was a graduate of RFA, class of 1957. John was a successful entrepreneur in Marketing and an inspirational speaker. He was an accomplished basketball referee; enjoyed carpentry; was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He formally was a disc jockey (DJ). He was an avid sports enthusiast and loved watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. He loved music and played in a band, loved cars and enj

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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