Albert Jacob Meyers

March 2012 4 Messages of Sympathy

March 20, 2012

Albert Jacob Meyers, 80, of Red Creek, formerly of Liverpool, passed away Tuesday at his home after a brief illness surrounded by loved ones at his side. Albert took great pride in his forty-year career at Midstate Printing Corporation, where he served as a lithographer. Albert served proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a radarman on the USS Scout. He was a member of the American Legion Peterson Post #436 in Red Creek, and Elks Lodge #1769 in Wolcott, NY. Albert also served as an instructor for the arthritis aquatic program in Red Creek and as president of Hope Community Lutheran Church in Red Creek. Albert was predeceased by his first wife Margarete and sister, Coralene Finger. Albert is survived by his wife, Delores Kompe-Meyers; son, W. Bruce (Debi) Meyers of Savannah, Georgia; daughters, Terri E. (Michael) Farnsworth of Volney; and Gail M. (William) Longcore of Manlius; stepchildren Karl E. (Katie) Kompe of AZ; Paul M. Kompe, of Rochester; and David V. (Ruth) Kompe of West Monroe; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Hope Community Lutheran Church, 6847 Main St., Red Creek. Contributions in Albert’s memory may be made to a memorial fund c/o Hope Community Lutheran Church; Hospice of Wayne County; or the American Legion of Red Creek.


Thomas J. El-Hage

March 2012 11 Messages of Sympathy

March 20, 2012

Thomas J. El-Hage, 80, of Baldwinsville, passed away Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. A native of Palermo, where he had resided most of his life, Tom moved to Baldwinsville in 2003. He had worked as a sales manager for Combined Life Insurance Company of New York, Mexico Academy Central School as the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for 32 years, NYS Conservation Department/ D.E.C. and was a self-employed landscaper/ general contractor. Tom was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Baldwinsville and a former communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Baldwinsville Council (4th degree); Fulton Art Association, Rockport, MA Art Association, Liverpool Art Guild and the Oswego Art Guild. Tom was a co-founder and past president of the Oswego County Federal Credit Union and a member and past president of C.S.E.A. Local #838, Oswego.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Rosemary Dawley El-Hage who died in 1996; a son, Eric and grandson, Justin El-Hage who both died in 1995 and by a step-son, Skip Gates, who died in 2008. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Gates El-Hage of Baldwinsville; his children Craig El-Hage of Palermo and Shawna El-Hage of Lake Worth, FL; step-children, Ralph Gates of Baldwinsville and Cheryl Rinier of East Syracuse; two grandchildren, Eric Justin and Cassidy El-Hage; a sister, Naivie Moses of Baldwinsville; several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Church, corner of Rochester and South Third Streets, Fulton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Contributions in memory of Mr. El-Hage may be made to the Syracuse Right to Life Assn., P.O. Box 185, Dewitt, NY 13214 or the Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps., 11 Albert Palmer Lane, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.


Donald J. Reed

March 2012 3 Messages of Sympathy

March 20, 2012

Donald J. Reed, 60, of Fulton, passed away Tuesday. He was born in Canastota and lived most of his life in Fulton. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Don was a farmer for Patane Farms and was previously employed as a cook at the Baldwinsville Diner. Don was a member of I.O.O.B., Hannibal and the V.F.W. Post #569, Fulton. He is survived by his companion, Diane Wheeler; four children, Jasson  Reed, Patricia (Scott) Loetterle, Timothy (Stephanie) Reed and Joseph Reed; seven siblings, Sandy (Darrel) Sands, Harold “Butch” (Mary) Reed, Sara (Chris) Young, James (Mildred) Reed, Charlotte “Robin” (Robert) Perkins and Charles “Hillbilly” Reed; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be in Cato Union Hill Cemetery