Colgate Grad, Author of Work on Amelia Earhart Dies

(Lancaster, Pa. – Feb. 2015) Noted author Richard G. Strippel has died. Strippel earned national recognition as a leading authority about Amelia Earhart and his highly-researched book, Amelia Earhart — The Myth and the Reality. He was 85.

Strippel’s 1972 landmark book methodically refuted the many theories that claimed Earhart worked for the government as […]

Obituary: Diane Linda Allen

Diane Linda Allen, who passed away suddenly on December 29th, 2014 in Cape Coral, Florida, would like everyone she ever touched in life, to know that her work here is done. At the young age of 62, having just retired as a Professor at Idaho State University, Diane recently received a call, a sort […]

Obituaries – J. Paul Konowich

(Canastota, NY – Oct. 2014) J. Paul Konowich, 57, of 7955 N. Court Street, Canastota, died on Friday, October 17, 2014, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Oneida.

He was born on August 21, 1957 in New Hartford, the son of John Konowich, Sr., and Gloria Gray.

Paul spent his early years in […]

Obituary: Donald Woodward Krueger, 85

Cazenovia Curmudgeon, great-grandfather, retired educator, researcher, artist, writer

(Cazenovia – Aug. 3, 2014) Donald Woodward Krueger, 85, of Cazenovia, died Aug. 3, 2014, at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center Hospital in Syracuse after a series of prolonged health problems.

Krueger was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Morningside Hospital, Tulsa, Okla., to Clarence Frederick and Mary […]

A Legend Passes; Cazenovia Curmudgeon Dies at 85

The Human Condition

By Martha E. Conway

(Cazenovia, NY – Aug. 3, 2014) A great man left our community and this earth Sunday. Donald W. Krueger, more famously known as the Cazenovia Curmudgeon, died Aug. 3 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Syracuse after struggling with health issues for a prolonged […]

Obituaries: Mary B. Fellows

Mary B. Fellows, 71, of 225 Farrier Avenue, Oneida, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, at her home, following a lengthy illness.

She was born on June 1, 1942, in Canastota, the daughter of Raymond Stage and Theresa Relyea Ptak.

Mary spent her early years in Canastota, graduating from Canastota High School in 1960. She […]

Obituary: Ruth O. Ackley, 87

Ruth Olive (Howard) Conway Ackley, 87

(Onondaga) Ruth Olive Ackley, 87, died at Loretto Nursing Home Feb. 13, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Ruth was born at home in Clark’s Hollow, New York, June 24, 1926, to Orliss Bacon and Elsie (Berean) Howard. She received her primary education at Fabius-Pompey Central School […]

Obituary: Janet (Spawn) Westerberg

(Chittenango, NY – Feb. 2014) Janet (Spawn) Westerberg, 86, lost her battle with a long illness Feb. 5, 2014, while at Blossom View Nursing Home. She is the beloved wife of and survived by husband John C. She leaves her son, Douglas; daughter-in-law, Marty; two grandchildren, Kim (Dan) Verdine and James; two great grandchildren, […]

Obituaries: Richard J. “Dick” Frink

(Canastota, NY – Dec. 2013) Richard J. “Dick” Frink, 55, of 207 Wilson Ave., Canastota died on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at Crouse Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born on February 26, 1958 in Canastota, the son of Robert L. and Marcia Albanese Frink.

Dick lived in Canastota all of his life […]

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 […]