Albert R. Sahm November 1, 2019 Albert R. Sahm, 93, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday. Albert was born August 27, 1926 to Estella and Roy Sahm in New Bremen, and grew up on Dewberry Drive in Rochester. He served as a yeoman in the Navy during WWII, and was stationed in Hawaii. Albert and Anne lived in both Rochester and Syracuse briefly before settling in Liverpool to raise their family. Al worked at General Electric as an engineer, but held many jobs throughout his life including television repairman, bus driver, salesman, grocery manager, and realtor, in addition to serving as Mayor of Liverpool. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Anne Costello Sahm; his brother Ralph Sahm and brother-in-law Dan Tucker; his children-in-law Cindy Gordon-Sahm and Francisco Lespier. He is survived by his six children: Raymond Sahm, Mary Anne (Daniel) Brigandi and Kathleen (Van) Hepfner, Margaret (Gene) Caiello, Elizabeth Lespier and Jeanine (Chuck) Fieldson, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, his sister Ruth Tucker and sister-in-law Lois Sahm. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:30 am in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 425 Beechwood Ave., Liverpool. The Rite of Committal and burial will be private in Onondaga County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
John “Jack” G. Butler, Jr. October 19, 2019 John “Jack” G. Butler, Jr., 77, of Skaneateles passed away on October 19th at Francis House surrounded by his family. A loving husband, adoring father, and kind-hearted Irishman, he was born on February 20, 1942 in Syracuse, the eldest child of the late John G. Butler and Jane Burns Butler. John was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in Aviano, Italy. He was a 1965 graduate of Simmons School of Mortuary Science, a licensed funeral director, and a retired sergeant from the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, having served the department for over 30 years. John was a gregarious, kind, and generous man who loved people and could strike up a conversation with a stranger in a matter of minutes. His life’s motto, a poem borrowed from the Girl Scouts, was “Make new friends, but keep the old, for one is silver and the other gold.” He aimed to bring a smile to anyone who crossed his path because he always said, “you never know what kind of day someone is having”. Whether he was giving out candy bars to the veterans, adorning the graves of family, friends and colleagues to keep their memory alive, or helping a friend through hard times, he touched the lives of so many. A true gentleman, and an Irishman to the core, John treasured the moments when he could share a smile and a story with all those whom he had the good fortune to meet. Proud of his heritage, he was a devoted member of the Cavalry Club and served on the Troop D Veterans Board of Directors for many years. He also served as a member and former President of the Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association. He was an active member and past president of the Central New York Funeral Directors Association, a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Irish Cultural Society of Central New York, American Legion Post #239 Skaneateles, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, New York Guard, Ancient Order of Hibernians, a 40-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 501 Liverpool, a life member of the Tigris Shrine, Central City Commandery, Central City Riverside Royal Arch Masons, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Valley of Syracuse, Central City Cryptic Council, Masonic War Veterans, Skaneateles Masonic Lodge #522, and the Skaneateles Rod & Gun Club. John will be greatly missed and is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara (Comstock); three children, Stacy Drake (Dale), John G. Butler, III (Christa), and Jennifer Grippa (Chris); five grandchildren, Michael, Patrick, Hannah Jane, Chase, and Carson; three step grandchildren, Alex, Matthew, and Christopher; his sister Anna Janet Maloney-Brobst (Bernie) of Florida; his brothers Anders Butler (Deborah) of Syracuse, J. Langley Butler (Eileen) of Virginia, William Butler of Massachusetts; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 25th from 4 to 8pm at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles, with a Masonic Service at 7:45pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church, Skaneateles on Saturday, October 26th at 10:00am with a private burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Following the services at 1:00pm, family and friends will gather at John’s favorite spot, the Cavalry Club, Troop K Road, Manlius to toast to his life and honor his memory. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s name can be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208 or SAVES Ambulance of Skaneateles, or any of the organizations that John loved and supported. The family would like to thank the talented and caring physicians and nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, all of whom worked hard to care for John and prolong his life, and to the caregivers and volunteers at Francis House who gave him the very best last days of a full and rich life.
Alexander B. Eassa Sr., 84, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2010, at Van Duyn, after a short illness. Born in Syracuse to Beshara and Alexandria Eassa on January 15, 1926, he was a graduate of Central Tech High School and attended Syracuse University. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII in the Philippines and Japan. Returning to Syracuse, he rejoined his father at the Sunnyside Market, retiring in 2001. It was the longest family-owned grocery store in Onondaga County. Al was a 60-year member of Danforth and Liverpool Syracuse Lodge. He was also active in real estate, owning Al Eassa Real Estate. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Laurice Otakie.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Eassa, and two sons, Alexander Jr. and Thomas N., all of Syracuse; one aunt, Charlotte Peter; one brother, Nickolas B. Eassa of Denton, Texas; two sisters, Marguerite Aswad of Naples, Florida, and Frances J. Eassa of Melbourne, Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral Liturgy will be Monday, November 1, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elias Orthodox Church, 4988 Onondaga Road, Syracuse, NY 13215.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Calling hours will be in St. Elias Church on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Contributions in Al’s memory may be made to St. Elias Orthodox Church General Fund, 4988 Onondaga Road, Syracuse, NY 13215.
Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.
Robert E. Rockdashil, former owner of Liverpool Bookkeeping Services, passed away on Thursday.
He was predeceased by his father, Bro. Willard J. Rockdahshil in 1996. He long enjoyed scuba diving throughout central New York.
His funeral service was 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Maurer Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Harold W. Main , 87, of Taunton, died Monday at his home of 48 years. Born to John and Hilma Main on November 21, 1922, in Syracuse, Harold was a lifelong resident. A single man, Harold loved children and he was the Boy Scout Master of Troop No. 34 from 1947 to 1970. Friendships remain to this day.
Harold was predeceased by his brother, John and sister, Dorothy Behnke. Survived by his niece, Barbara Cimino; nephew, John Main; and caregiver, Lizabeth Iglesias. He was employed by General Electric, Harold retired in 1984.
He was a member of Liverpool Syracuse Lodge No. 0501, also a Tigris Shriner life member. Harold loved to sit by the sea with his dog, Chip, and watch the ships. He had a big affection for trains and fished on Oneida Lake for many years. A longtime member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Harold will be missed by all who knew him.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, Inc.
Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home, 503 W. Onondaga Street in Syracuse.
Contributions can be made to the Boy Scouts of America. Greenleaf Funeral Homes, Inc.
Richard G. Buck, 80, of the Masonic Home of CNY, formerly of Liverpool, Clayton and Utica, died Easter Sunday, 4 Apr 2010.
Born 18 Dec 1929, in Cicero, NY, the son of H. George and Grace Vanas Buck, he graduated from Nottingham High School, 1947 and Princeton University, 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He married Shirley Jean Cragle 23 Apr 1955, in Camp Hill, PA. He and his wife ran their own business in Horsham, PA, for many years before moving back to Liverpool, NY. For many years Mr. Buck owned a personal income tax business. After his wife’s death Mr. Buck moved to the Masonic Home in Utica, NY. He was a member of the Clayton American Legion Auxiliary and Liverpool Syracuse Lodge No. 501. He enjoyed gardening, travelling, drum corps and spending time with good friends and family. Surviving are his daughter, Barbara Brooker and his granddaughter, Jennifer Brooker, both of Liverpool.
A graveside service at the Sackets Harbor Military Cemetery is being planned for late May.
Arrangements are with the Cleveland Funeral Home.
Our Fraternal Condlences are extended to family of Bro. Buck.