Martha (Shuffler) Lavine ('61), 71, of DeWitt, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. A native of Syracuse, Martha graduated from Nottingham HS. She trained as a lab technician and histologist at the VA Hospital and then later worked at Community General Hospital. Martha left her career to fulfill her wishes to be a full time wife, mother, and caregiver.
Susan H. Walsh ('61), 70, a native and life resident of Syracuse passed away February 25, 2014 at Francis House. Susan received a degree in Labor Relations from Syracuse University in 1968. She retired as a Human Resources Manager after 30 years with Crucible Materials Corporation. She was a volunteer with the ACMG Federal Credit Union. She was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Mattydale. Surviving are her son, Brian (Paul) Webb-Walsh of Pittsford, NY; a sister, Judith Sachs; two brothers, John (Rosalie) and Timothy (Nina) Haley; several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Susan M. (Mesmer) Stevenson ('61), 68, of
Liverpool, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012, at Upstate
University Hospital. She was born in the Bronx, NY. As a young
child, Susan came to the Syracuse area and had resided in
Liverpool for the past 40 years. Mrs. Stevenson was employed
with the former Fay's Drug Store as an executive secretary for
over 20 years and continued on with Eckerd Drug Store as a photo
lab technician, retiring in 2006. She enjoyed bowling, watching
Buffalo Bills football and spending time with her BFFs. Susan
devoted her life toward the care of her family, especially the
needs of her daughter Missy. She was predeceased by her husband,
Dennis J. Stevenson, in 2009.
Surviving are her son, Michael J. (Karen) Goler of Sandy, Utah; two daughters, Melissa Stevenson and Marla B. Goler, both of Liverpool; a brother, Perry (Ellen) Mesmer of Long Island, NY; two grandsons, Kenneth and Thomas "TJ" Goler of Sandy, Utah; several nieces and nephews; and close friend Patty Franz.
Carl Neuhierl ('61), 69, of Chittenango passed away peacefully of natural causes Saturday evening at his home. Born in Syracuse, Carl had been a resident of the Chittenango area since 1975. He was a graduate of Nottingham High School and Columbia College. Carl was self-employed in newspaper distribution with the Syracuse Newspapers and was the owner of The Commons coffee stand at the Northeast Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Chittenango and a charter member of the Woodcrest Golf Club in Chittenango. Survivors are his wife of 43 years, Margaret "Maggie" and his son, Martin Neuhierl of San Jose, California. Carl received a lung transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in October 2012.
Jean Theresa Davies Kokernak ('61), 68, of 554 Cumberland Ave., Syracuse, and Palm Harbor, FL, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Florida after a brief illness. Jean, known to family and close friends as Jeannie, was born in Elmira, NY, and moved to Syracuse when she was a baby. She was a lifelong resident of Syracuse and was very active in the school system, having been a teacher in the Syracuse City School District for 25 years. Jeannie was a dedicated parishioner of St. Therese Church (now All Saints), where she was a Eucharistic minister and was involved in baptism preparation and marriage preparation. She was also active with OASIS, a local senior citizen organization. She loved to travel and spend time with her family, and enjoyed gardening and reading. Above all, Jeannie enjoyed life to its fullest and loved to laugh. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Edward Kokernak; four siblings, Don Davies (Kasia) of Nottingham, PA, Aileen Drosendahl (Jon) of Glenshaw, PA, Mary Davies of Framingham, MA and Anne Smith (Curtis) of Arlington, VA; six children, Thomas Kokernak (Karen) of Shrewsbury, MA, Louise Agricola (Corrado) of Pachino, Sicily, Theresa Furman (Christopher) of Cary, NC, Maria Ponto Ligon (Robert) of Hillsborough, NC, Sara Clarke (Andrew) of Alexandria, VA, and Diana Kieltyka (Ken) of Alsip, IL; and 10 grandchildren.
Cheryl Frank Davis ('61), 68, died Saturday morning, March 10, 2012 in Altamonte Springs, FL. Born in Syracuse, Cheryl had been a resident of Casselberry, FL, for almost 30 years. She was a secretary for Gay and Taylor Insurance Adjusters of Orlando, FL, until retiring. Cheryl then joined her husband in their family business, Arnold Bread and Thomas's English Muffin Distributorship of Orlando. Survived by her husband Stuart; their children, Brian, and Melissa; and her brother, Gene Frank of New Mexico.
Maris Ozols (’61), of Watertown, NY, died December 28, 2005. He was an inhalation therapist working in northern Arkansas when he died. He is survived by his mother, two daughters, one granddaughter, and his sister Rita.
Ralph M. Weinstein, 90, died December 15, 2007, at his home in Jamesville. He lived in Syracuse most of his life. He retired in 1984 as a senior sanitarian for the state of New York, inspecting nursing homes and other facilities. He was a fine tenor and sang with the Syracuse Chorale. He is survived by his wife, Bernice, daughter Annette Weinstein Buckmaster (’61), son Mark Weinstein (’62), three grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Virginia Dodge Goulet (’61), 63, died August 22, 2007, in West Monroe. Formerly employed by the Syracuse News Co. and Syracuse University, she furthered her education and became a sign language interpreter for Oswego County BOCES for 28 years before retiring in 2006. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Goulet, Sr., a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren.Margo Sachs Barbaria ('61) passed away peacefully on October 15, 2009 at her home in New York City, after a very long illness and courageous battle with cancer. Her husband Garrett and her sister Laurie were by her side. From - Laurie Sachs ('66), 11 Arnon Street, Jerusalem, 94517, Israel