Margaret L. Hobbs, 84, of Manlius passed away peacefully after a courageous fight with breast cancer. She was a graduate of Manlius High School and CCBI. She was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Manlius. She was very devoted to her family and friends. She was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence and Michael Lennon; and her sister, Mary Susan Rosivach. She is survived by her children, Teresa Hobbs (Louis Manzietti) of Syracuse and J. Kevin Hobbs (Christina) of Apex, NC; sister, Teresa Crowe of Manlius; and several nieces, nephews and two step-grandchildren. Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 18th at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Rd., Manlius. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Friday, January 19th at St. Ann’s Church in Manlius. Spring burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Pompey. The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Kirschner, Samantha Burke PA and the staff at HOA Brittonfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Richard B. Leo, 80, formerly of Kirkville died at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse. He was a resident of Arizona for many years before returning to the Syracuse area. Services will be private.
Nansi F. Clement, 88, passed away peacefully after a long and brave bout with Parkinson’s disease. She was the daughter of Neal and Nana Clement of Rochester, NY. She is survived by her sister-in-law Leah Clement and several nieces and nephews. Nansi was dedicated to ballet her whole life and danced with The Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas, American Ballet Theatre and the American Festival Ballet. This was followed by 35 satisfying years of teaching dance in New York City. There will be no services. Our thanks to the Iroquois Nursing Home for their understanding and care. Contributions in her memory may be made to the AMerican Ballet Theatre, 890 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003, the HumaneCNY, 4915 West Taft Road, Liverpool, NY 13088 OR THE Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1ST Street, Miami, FL 33131.
Thomas A. Hoke, 82, of Fayetteville passed away Friday evening, January 5, 2018 unexpectedly. Born in Meadville on January 22, 1935 he was the son of Arthur and Marian Hoke. Tom was a graduate of Gannon College in Erie, PA and St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. He worked for Nationwide Insurance for over 35 years He loved golf, Syracuse sports and spending time with his grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents; his brother, James and his wife Jackie; sister, Ann Heile and her husband George; and brothers-in-law Bob Barrickman and Ed Dougherty. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Barbara; his children, Kathleen (David) Chubb, Thomas (Lesa) Hoke, Kimberly (Matthew) DeCastro and Douglas (Charlene) Hoke; grandchildren, Katelin, Alec, Daniel, Chelsea, Chad, and Ashley; sisters, Sister Mary Carol Hoke, Rita Barrickman and Jane Dougherty; and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Maryle Carns a dear family friend. Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 10th from 10 am to Noon at Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville with a Memorial Mass to follow at noon. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception School, 400 Salt Springs Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066 or the American Cancer Society.
Daniel M. Valletta, 51, of Syracuse passed unexpectedly away Friday January 5, 2018. Born in Syracuse on October 15, 1966 he was the son of Joseph and Suzanne Valletta. He was a graduate of Fabius Pompey High School. He was a professional painter for many years. Dan enjoyed photography, camping, wildlife, music and spending time with his dog Nike. Surviving are his life partner, Marylou Falco; parents, Joseph and Suzanne; siblings, Eric Valletta, Paul Valletta, Chris Valletta, Rachele (Leonard) Widdekind, and Andrew (Nancy) Valletta; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be Saturday, January 13th from 2 to 4 pm at the Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Road, Manlius. A Memorial Service will follow the calling hours at 4. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the CNY SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY 13211.