Obituary: Salka

Emily D. Salka, 22

EMILY D. SALKA BROOKFIELD: Emily D. “Emmy” Salka, 22, of Keith Rd., passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Emmy was born on May 2

0, 1993 in Hamilton, NY, a daughter of John and Erin Earl Salka. She was a graduate […]

Obituaries: Robert John Kling

Former Sherburne, Madison Resident

(May 2015) Robert John Kling, aged 82, passed away on May 1, 2015 in Culpeper, Va. Born in Staten Island, he lived most of his years in NJ where he was a dedicated member of the National Guard, retiring as CWO 4, and led the Public Works departments of Westfield […]

Obituaries: Alice Marie (Graszler) Becker

(Canastota, NY – April 7, 2015) Alice Marie (Graszler) Becker passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 7th, after a lengthy, courageous battle with lung cancer.

She was born in Oneida on April 26, 1943 to Justin and Katherine Graszler and raised in the Catholic faith. Alice was the youngest […]

Condolences Offered to Fredenburg Family

Pictured is Donald R. Fredenburg.

(March 14, 2015) New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico is saddened to announce the death of Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg. Trooper Fredenburg was assigned to the New York State Police Academy for Basic School Training.

On March 13 Trooper Fredenburg collapsed while participating in a daily physical […]

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, […]