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Ron Campbell
died October 2, 2001
CAMPBELL, Ron — Peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 65. Loving father of [Cora?] (Sherry), Joanne (Luciano) DiBlasio, and Sandra. Cherished grandfather of Christina, Michael, Alexander, Arlene, and Owen. Predeceased by his mother Janet (Jenny). Survived by his sister Jennie and his nephew Ian in Scotland. Will also be sadly missed by his dear friend Corrinne. Friends will be received at the Oakview Funeral Home, [?] Lakeshore Road West (1 block east of Kerr St., Oakville) Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 5, 2001 in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at O.T.M.H. for their care and support. A donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. The family invites to sign the Book of Visitation at www.obituariestoday.com
[Source: Obituary for Ron Campbell, original source unknown; photocopy of clipping provided by Ron Conron, October 2002.]
Edward L. Capels
died March 23, 1979


1957
Edward L. CAPELS, 62, of 2136 S. Geddes St., died Friday at Community-General Hospital after a short illness. A native of Gasport, Capels had resided in the Syracuse area for the past 60 years. He was a foreman in the roll department of Crucible Steel Co. of America. Capels was a member of the Management Club of the Crucible Steel Co. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Bidswll [sic–BIDWELL]; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia A. SUTLER, and Miss Carolyn; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Capels; two brothers, Norman of East Syracuse and James; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth STOLUSKY of Albany, Mrs. Helen BARTHOLOMAY of Rochester, and Mrs. Catherine SPIES of Liverpool; four grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Services will be 9 a.m. Monday at the John C. Tindall Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home, 1921 W. Genesee St.
[Source: either Syracuse Post-Standard or Herald-Journal, 03/24/1979; notes in brackets and capitalizations added by compilier VC]

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Elizabeth Easton Findlay Capels
died September 28, 1986


1916
Elizabeth E. CAPELS, 93, of 715 E. Brighton Ave., died Sunday at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Capels was born in Scotland and lived in Syracuse since 1915. Surviving are two sons, Norman of East Syracuse and Frederick J. of Syracuse; three daughters, Mary STOLUSKY of Guilderland, Helen Bartholomau [sic - BARTHOLOMAY] of Rochester and Catherine SPIES of Liverpool; a sister in Scotland; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, the Rev. Tyler Dudley officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. There will be no calling hours.
[Source: either the Syracuse Post-Standard or the Herald-Journal; September, 30, 1986; notes in brackets and capitalizations added by compilier VC]

Services for Elizabeth E. CAPELS, 93, of 715 E. Brighton Ave., who died Sunday at a local nursing home, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. There will be no calling hours. A native of Scotland, Mrs. Capels lived in Syracuse since 1915. Surviving are two sons, Norman of East Syracuse and Frederick J. of Syracuse; three daughters, Mary STOLUSKY of Guilderland, Helen BARTHOLOMAY of Rochester and Catherine SPIES of Liverpool; a sister in Scotland, 14 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.
[Source: either the Syracuse Post-Standard or the Herald-Journal, October 1, 1986; notes in brackets and capitalizations added by compilier VC]
Frederick James Capels
died June 25, 1988


WW II


Memorial services for Frederick James Capels, 62, of 502 Hillside Ave., who died Saturday at Community-General Hospital, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse. The Rev. Calvin Wilson will officiate. The family will greet friends at the church. Mr. Capels was employed as a clerk with Conrail in East Syracuse for 43 years and retired in 1987. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks, Syracuse United Neighbors and the Bellevue Neighborhood Watch. Surviving are his wife, the former Marna June SMIDT; four daughters, Leslie and Lori Capels and Jody BOEHM, all of Syracuse, and Valerie Capel-SHUPE [sic] of Rutland, Vt.; three sisters, Betty STOLUSKY of Albany, Helen Bartholomai [sic - BARTHOLOMAY] of Rochester and Catherine SPIES of Liverpool; a brother, Norman Capels of East Syracuse; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the Caring Coalition of Hospice. Greenleaf Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
[Source: Syracuse Herald-Journal, Monday, June 27, 1988; notes in brackets and capitalizations added by compiler VC]

Services for Frederick James CAPELS, 62, of 502 Hillside Ave., who died Saturday at Community-General Hospital, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse. Burial will be in Oakwood-Morningside Cemetery [not accurate: he was cremated and his ashes were scattered behind the home without burial]. There will be no calling hours. Mr. Capels was employed as a clerk with Conrail in East Syracuse. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks, Syracuse United Neighbors and the Bellevue Neighborhood Watch. Surviving are his wife, the former Marna June SMIDT; four daughters, Leslie, Lori [Capels] and Jody BOEHM, all of Syracuse, and Valarie [Valerie] SHUPE of Rutland, Vt.; three sisters, Betty STOLUSKY of Albany, Helen BARTHOLOMAY of Rochester and Catherine SPIES of Liverpool; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the Caring Coalition of Hospice. Greenleaf Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
[Source: Syracuse Post-Standard, Monday, June 27, 1988; notes in brackets and capitalization added by compiler VC]
Lydian "Tootie" Capels
died November 10, 1960

Lydian Capels
East Syracuse

Mrs. Lydian L. CAPELS, 36, of 604 Winchester Rd., East Syracuse, died in University Hospital today. Surviving are her husband, Norman A. CAPELS; four daughters, Ellen, Janet, Norman [sic] and Linda Capels; a son, Joseph Capels; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MILLER of Auburn; a sister, Mrs. Vivian SCHOECK of Liverpool, and two brothers, Edwin and Owen MILLER of Auburn. Services will be conducted at the DeWitt Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dr. Alfred H. N. Boutwell officiating of Elmwood Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Collamer. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
[Source: either the Syracuse Post-Standard or Herald Journal, November 10, 1960; notes in brackets and capitalizations added by compiler VC]
Marion J. Walsh Ford Capels
died March 14, 2001


date unknown
Marion J. WALSH CAPELS, 77, of Deerfield Road, East Syracuse, died Wednesday [March 14, 2001] at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. She was born in Syracuse [Onondaga County, NY]. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthew's Church and Eastwood Senior Citizens Club. Her husband, Norman A., died Feb. 17. Survivors: Five daughters, Patricia THOMS of North Syracuse, Janet Capels KELLEY and Linda DRAZEK, both of Liverpool, Ellen CAPELS of Syracuse and Norma DenBLEYKER of Clay; two sons, David FORD of North Syracuse and Joseph CAPELS of Colorado; a sister, Margaret CAREY of Auburn; a brother, Edward WALSH of Missouri; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Forani & Cline Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Matthew's Church. Burial, Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Onondaga Hill. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 206 Kinne St., East Syracuse. Contributions: Vera House, 2112 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse 13224.
[Source: Syracuse Herald-Journal, March 15, 2001; notes in bracket and capitalizations added by compiler VC]
Mary A. Carroll Capels
died January 10, 1935


date unknown
Mary A. CAPELS died Thursday at home, 1010 Avery Avenue. Surviving are 8 sons; 2 daughters, a brother Daniel and sister Johanna CARROLL. Services will take place at the home 9:00 Monday morning and in St. Brigid's Church at 9:30 o'clock.
[Source: Syracuse Post Standard, January 12, 1935, Sunday; notes in brackets and capitalizations added by compiler VC]

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Norman A. Capels
died February 17, 2001


WW II
Norman A. CAPELS, 82, of Deerfield Road, East Syracuse, died Saturday [February 17, 2001] at James Square Health & Rehabilitation Centre. He was born in Syracuse [Onondaga County, New York]. He retired in 1980 after 37 years as a truck driver with I. Fleischman & Sons Furniture Co. He was a communicant of St. Matthew's Church, a life member of 101st Airborne Association and a member of Eastwood Senior Citizens Club. He served in the Army during World War II and led a parachute squad of the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Normandy. He received a Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross and the Jubilee of Liberty Medal from the governor of Normandy. Survivors: His wife, the former Marion J. WALSH; five daughters, Janet KELLY [sic-KELLEY] and Linda DRAZEK, both of Liverpool, Ellen CAPELS of Syracuse, Norma DenBLEYKER of Clay and Patricia THOMS of North Syracuse; two sons, Joseph CAPELS of Colorado and David FORD of North Syracuse; three sisters, Betty STOLUSKY of Guilderland, Helen BARTHOLOMAY of Rochester and Catherine SPIES of Liverpool; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Forani & Cline Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Matthew's Church, East Syracuse. Burial, Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 206 Kinne St., East Syracuse. Contributions: Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse 13204.
[Source: Syracuse Herald-Journal, February 18, 2001; notes in brackets and capitalization added by compiler VC]
Thomas F. Capels
died August 1, 1932
Thomas CAPELS, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester H. CAPELS of 1219 Carbon street, was injured fatally late yesterday afternoon when struck by an automobile as he ran into Hiawatha boulevard east at Carbon street during the heaviest traffic period of the day. The child was placed in a car and rushed to St. Joseph hospital where he died half an hour later. Dr. J. Howard Ferguson, who assisted in the investigation by James Bennett, coroner's assistant, conducted an autopsy and reported a crushed chest and fractured neck as the causes of the boy's death. Norbert Frey of 331 Wayland road, Lynnwood, driver of the car, picked the child from the pavement, took him to the hospital and reported the accident at police headquarters. In his story of the case Frey said he left his home in Lynnwood at 5 o'clock to drive to the plant of the Muench-Kreuze Candle Co., Inc., 617 Hiawatha boulevard east, where he is employed as a night watchman. He planned to arrive a little earlier than usual he said. As he approached the intersection of the boulevard and Carbon street, the boy stepped off the curb and darted into the street. He ran between two eastbound machines and into the path of the Frey car. The car struck him and threw him aside before the driver could swerve away. Frey said traffic on the boulevard, east and westbound, was heavier than usual late yesterday afternoon and his car was forced to travel at a moderate rate of speed.
[Source: Syracuse Post-Standard, August 2, 1932; notes in brackets and some capitalization added by compiler VC]

CHILD KILLED, ANOTHER HURT IN ACCIDENTS
Thomas CAPELS, 4, Suffers Fracture of Neck Near Home----Betty Stroup Hit---South Clinton Street Girl Reported in Critical Condition--- One child suffered fatal injuries and a four-year-old girl is in a critical condition in Onondaga General Hospital as a result of being struck by automobiles late yesterday afternoon. The dead child was Thomas Capels, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester H. CAPELS of 1319 Carbon Street, who suffered a crushed chest and fractured neck when he was knocked down by an automobile at Hiawatha Boulevard East and Carbon Street. Norbert Frey of 331 Wayland Road, Lynwood, driver of the machine, picked the boy from the pavement, placed him in his car and took him to St. Joseph Hospital, where he died a half hour later. An autopsy was conducted by Dr. J. Howard Ferguson, who was assisted by James Bennett, coroner's assistant. After taking the dying boy to the hospital, Frey reported the accident to police. He said that he left his home in Lynwood at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon to drive to the plant of the Muench-Kreuzer Candle Company, Inc., 617 Hiawatha Boulevard East, where he is employed as night watchman. As he approached the intersection of the boulevard and Carbon Street, Frey said, the boy stepped from the curb and darted into the street, running between two eastbound machines into the path of Frey's car. The machine struck him and tossed him aside before the driver could apply the brakes. The boy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Capels; three sisters, Elizabeth, Helen, and Catherine Capels; and three brothers, Edward, Norman, and James Capels. The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Betty Stroup, 4, of 847 South Clinton Street, was in critical condition this morning in Onondaga General Hospital where she was taken yesterday afternoon after being struck by an automobile in front of her home. The girl was returning to her home after running an errand at a store across the street. According to Earle J. Marseillaies of 113 Beard Avenue, driver of the car, the child ran into the front of his machine. He picked her up and carried her to the hospital where examination revealed she was suffering a fracture of the collarbone and possible internal injuries. Marseillaies reported the accident to the police.
[Source: Syracuse Herald-American, August 2, 1932; notes in brackets and some capitalization added by compiler VC]

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Helen Shanks Gillespie
died January 25, 1997
GILLESPIE, Helen (nee SHANKS) — Peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital on Saturday, January 25, 1997, following a brief illness. Helen, beloved wife of the late Robert GILLESPIE. Dear mother of Jacqueline and Mario [Venuttiti?] of Gu[?]lph, Elizabeth (Betty) of New South Wales, Australia and Bob at home. Much loved grandmother of Jennifer and Robert. Will be sadly missed by her sister Elizabeth SHANKS of Mississauga. Predeceased by her sisters Jean PARTIDGE and Marion O'BRIEN. Helen will be remember by her family for her bravery and selflessness. Friends may call at the EARLE ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME "COOK-THOMPSON CHAPEL", 715 Dovercourt Rd. at Bloor (Ossington subway - Delaware exit) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete funeral services will be conducted in the Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Parking adjacent to the funeral home. Elliott, Cook and Thompson, 416-532-3301.
[Source: Obituary for Helen Shanks Gillespie, original source unknown, Canada; photocopy of clipping provided by Ron Conron, October 2002; notes in brackets and some capitalization added by compiler VC]
Michael O'Brien
died April 29, 2002
O'BRIEN, Michael -- Passed away on Monday, April 29, 2002 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket. Michael, beloved husband of Rose and loving father of Kevin, Loretta, Michael, Terry and Patricia. Predeceased by one son Thomas. Dear grandfather of Gordon, Kelly, Daniel, Wayne, Brian, James and David. Great grandfather of Sean, Sarah, Micayla and Matthew. Brother of Bridie McGARRY, Helen NEWELL, Theresa HARBISON, Lily O'CONNOR, Ann PARODY, Emily HUGHES and Loretta PARODY. Predeceased by one sister Maeve McALLISTER and one brother Charles. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St, S. Newmarket from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday from St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 17955 Leslie St. (north of Davis Drive), Newmarket followed by interment at St. John's Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mr. O'Brien may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 665 Davis Dr., Suite A2, Newmarket L3Y 2R2 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 17665 Leslie St., Suite 29, Newmarket L3Y 3E3.
[Source: Obituary for Michael O'Brien, original source unknown; photocopy of clipping provided by Ron Conron, October 2002; notes in brackets and some capitalization added by compiler VC]
Jean (Shanks) Partridge
died September 24, 1993
PARTRIDGE, Jeanie — Passed away at the Toronto Grace Hospital on Friday, September 24, 1993 in her 75th year. Jeanie PARTRIDGE, beloved wife of the late Harry John PARTRIDGE. Dear mother of Tom and his wife Dian, Jim and his wife Lynda, and Brian PARTRIDGE. Fondly remembered by 4 grandchildren David, Darren, Jill and Heather. She will be fondly remembered by those who knew her. Resting at the A. Ray Miller Funeral Home, 1695 St. Clair Ave. W. (between Keele St. and Lansdowne Ave.) on Sunday after 3 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Toronto Grace Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated by the family. (The family will receive their friends in the funeral home on Sunday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.).
[Source: Obituary for Jeanie Partridge, original source unknown, Canada; photocopy of clipping provided by Ron Conron, October 2002; notes in brackets and some capitalization added by compiler VC]
Kimberly L. Smith
died April 16, 1975

Kimberly L. SMITH, 9, of 211 Elliott St., died yesterday at State University Hospital after a long illness [leukemia]. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William L. SMITH, two brothers, Darin and Jamie, both at home; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bernice SMITH, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward CAPELS. Services will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the John C. Tindall Funeral Home, the Rev. John D. Roock officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
[Source: either the Syracuse Herald-Journal or Post Standard, April 15, 1975; notes in brackets and capitalizations added by compiler VC]

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Christian Spies
died January 24, 1988
Services for Christian G. SPIES Sr., 67 of 7708 Morgan Road, Liverpool, who died Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph the Worker Church, Liverpool. Burial will be Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay. There will be no calling hours. A native of Syracuse, Mr. Spies lived in Liverpool 55 years. He retired from Interstate Motor Freight Co. Mr. Spies was a communicant of St. Joseph the Worker Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Catherine [CAPELS, daughter of Elizabeth Easton Findlay Capels]; a son, Christian G. Jr. of Syracuse; a sister, Caroline HARRINGTON of North Syracuse; a brother, John A. of Pennellville; a grandson and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the Moyers Corners Fire Department ambulance fund. Maurer Funeral Home, Liverpool, has charge of arrangements.
[Source: either the Syracuse Post-Standard or Herald-Journal, January 26, 1988; notes in brackets and capitalizations added by compiler VC]
Benjamin Stolusky
died April 24, 2000
Benjamin STOLUSKY, 85, of Guilderland died Monday at Daughters of Sarah, Guilderland. Born in Syracuse, he had lived Albany since 1950. He retired in 1980 as a sales representative for Philip Morris. He was a member of Knights of Pythias, Albany. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: His wife, Mary E. [CAPELS, daughter of Elizabeth Easton Findlay Capels] of Guilderland; two sons, Robert of Schenectady and Thomas of Claremore, Okla.; two sisters, Roz WILKINS and Mickey JERRY, both of DeWitt; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Birnbaum Funeral Chapel. Burial, Beth El Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hour, 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel, 1909 E. Fayette St., Syracuse. Contributions: Hospice of Albany, in care of St. Peter's Hospital, Albany.
[Source: Syracuse Online Obituaries, http://www.syracuse.com, April 30, 2000; notes in brackets and capitalizations added by compiler VC]
   


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