Date of Passing: Monday, December 25, 2006

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.