Francis “Bud” Dell, age 93, of Manlius, passed away at home Monday. Born in Newton, MA, he resided in the Syracuse area since the age of 10. He was a Cadet in the Manlius Military Academy for two years, a graduate of Nottingham High School and attended Syracuse University.
He was raised in the William F. Farmer Masonic Lodge No. 1109 in 1948, becoming a 32nd degree Mason and receiving his 55-year pin and award. He affiliated with Liverpool Lodge No. 525 in 1976, was a Shriner and a member of the Shriners Oriental Band. He retired in 1980 from government service.
He was predeceased by a brother, Herbert; a sister, Mabel; and his first wife, Jane. Surviving are his wife, the former Janice Horton; two sons, Anthony M.(Tina) Dell and John G. Dell; a daughter, Cherolyn (Warren) Ottey of Manlius; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.