Obituary: Frank J. DiChristina

Frank J. “Coach Di” DiChristina, 79, of Chittenango passed away Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Frank was born on August 22, 1934 in Bronx, NY, son of Thomas and Mildred DiChristina.

After graduation from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx, Frank matriculated to Brockport State University where he received a […]

Flower Pot Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini Dies at 89

By Margo Frink

(Chittenango, NY – Aug. 7, 2013) Margaret Pellegrini, who played the flower pot Munchin and one of the sleepy head kids in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” died this morning around 7 a.m. near her home in Phoenix, Ariz., according to Colleen Zimmer, one of the organizers of the Oz-Stravaganza […]

Lebanon Town Board Pays Tribute to Deland Niles

Dear Lebanon Residents:

On behalf of the Lebanon Town Board, I am saddened to report the loss of a friend and community institution for the Town of Lebanon.

Deland Niles, 55, of Bradley Brook Road, passed away Thursday July 18, 2013 at his home.

Deland leaves behind two sons and many other family locally and […]

Obituary: Donald H. Behr, 84

(Oneida, NY –May 2013) Donald H. Behr, 84, of 223 North Street, Oneida, died Tuesday, May 7, from complications from injuries from a fall at his home on Monday. He was surrounded by loving family at Oneida Healthcare at the time of his passing./

Don was born May 27, 1928, in Oneida, the son of […]

Obituary: Leonard Heath, 67

(Waterville, NY – May 2013) A legend of sorts has passed away. On April 14, 2013, Leonard Heath, 67, of Waterville, New York, went to the big tractor pull in the sky.

Tractor pull fans will remember Leonard as the big guy with the whistling, flying 1086 who won nearly every pull he entered; Leonard […]

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Basilio

Carmen Basilio, right, and Dickie DiVeronica are pictured together during the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Induction Weekend in June 2007. (Photo by Margo Frink)

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) A memorial mass was held at St. Agatha’s Church Feb. 9 to say goodbye to Canastota’s world boxing champion Carmen Basilio. Despite frigid temperatures in […]

To the Family of Mayor Hudson

(Oct. 20,2012) On behalf of the staff at the Madison County Courier we would like to send our deepest sympathies to the family of Oneida Mayor Donald Hudson, who passed away last night.

He was one of the finest men we knew and will truly be missed.

The bottom photo was taken by one of […]

Schrag Interment to Include Time of Fellowship

(Brookfield, NY – Oct. 7, 2012) Interment for Ruth E. (Manchester) Schrag, formerly of West Edmeston, will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the West Edmeston Cemetery; Ruth will be buried with her husband of 59 years, the late Wayne M. Schrag, formerly of Leonardsville, in services to be officiated […]

Obituary: Ruth E. Schrag

(Brookfield, NY – Oct. 7, 2012) Interment for Ruth E. (Manchester) Schrag, formerly of West Edmeston, will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the West Edmeston Cemetery; Ruth will be buried with her husband of 59 years, the late Wayne M. Schrag, formerly of Leonardsville, in services to be officiated by […]

Heather M. R. Taylor

On Aug. 5, 2012, Heather M. R. Taylor of Chittenango, New York, passed away from complications related to breast cancer. In addition to the numerous friends and community members she has touched over the years, Heather leaves behind her two young children – a son and daughter – as well as her father, sister and […]

Hall of Fame Flies Flags at Half-Staff for Heavyweight Jimmy Bivins

 

(Canastota, NY – July 5, 2012) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of light heavyweight and heavyweight standout Jimmy Bivins. He passed away yesterday at McGregor Home in East Cleveland, Ohio. He was 92.

Born Dec. 6, 1919 in Dry Brach, Ga., he moved […]

Obituary: Daniel Joseph Stabb

 

Daniel Joseph Stabb, 70, of Longwood, formerly of Chittenango made the journey to heaven on June 2 2012.

Born Jan 17 1942 in Montrose, Pa. he was the son of the late Donald G. and Catherine Murray Stabb.

Dan had such a great love of antiques and spent the last several years restoring […]