In Memoriam

This page is dedicated to all of our beloved former CNY PT Cruiser/Chrysler Owner's Group members. Thanks for the memories! 

Toni Ginty

April 8, 2005 Altonette A. Ginty, 54, of DeWitt, died peacefully at her home on E. Genesee Street after a long illness. Toni was born in Niagara Falls, NY, and attended Niagara University. She married Sean Ginty in 1970. The family moved to Syracuse 13 years ago, settling on its east side. She was the district manager for K&M Associates, wholesale jewelers from RI. Mrs. Ginty was a member of Holy Cross Church and its Rosary Altar Society. She attended Abundant Life Christian Center with her husband. Toni was active in foster parenting for 30 years, raising many children along with her four children. She also enjoyed her membership in the P.T. Cruiser Club and attending her children's activities at Nottingham High School. Besides her husband Sean, Altonette is survived by three sons: John Phillips, Declan and Billy-Brendan Ginty, of Syracuse; two daughters, Brigid Siobhan Ginty and Floree Sakpedeh of Syracuse; two brothers, Wesley Anderson of Niagara Falls and William Anderson of Rochester; a sister, Shirley Harris of Alexandria, LA; five grandchildren: Isaiah and Isaac Ginty, Jedaiah Ginty, Deja Jones and Kayla Grant; and several nieces and nephews.

Leslie Marie (Wasson) Carnrite

August 2, 2008 Leslie Marie (Wasson) Carnrite, 55, of Liverpool, passed away Saturday, with family by her side, after a long illness. Leslie retired from Babbitt Bearings after 20 years of service. She loved Corvettes and was a NASCAR enthusiast. Leslie was predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Florence Wasson, and her brother, Jeffrey Wasson. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Steven Carnrite; a brother, Bradley (Kate) Wasson; a nephew, Jeffrey Wasson; and a niece, Jennifer Gilligan. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Carolyn M. (White) Goodale

December 25, 2009 Carolyn M. (White) Cartino Goodale, 66, of East Syracuse, died Friday, December 25, 2009, at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, NY. She was born in Rochester, NY, and was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her first husband of 23 years, John Cartino. Survivng are her husband of 21 years, Lawrence Goodale; four daughters, Brenda Cartino of Oregon, Lore Dexter of Wisconsin, Pam Drake of North Carolina and Becky O'Donnell of Fayetteville; four sons, John Cartino of Texas, Joe Cartino of Oregon, Rocky Goodale of Wisconsin and Jim Goodale of East Syracuse; two sisters; four brothers; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Steven "Beat Feet" Carnrite

November 6, 2010 Steven "Beat Feet" Carnrite, 68, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Saturday after a long illness. Steven retired from Babbitt Bearing. He was a member of South Shore Rod & Gun Club. Steven was predeceased by his wife, Leslie Marie (Wasson) Carnrite. He is survived by his daughter, Cam (James) Sheldon; his son, Steven (Deb) Carnrite Jr.; his sisters, Barbara Carnrite, Victoria (Richard) Fiorino, Deborah (Morris) Harvey, Joann (David) Keller and Mary (Michael) Cornish; his brother, Gary (Lorrie) Carnrite; and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. There will be no services.

Joan (Palmer) Hayes

April 27, 2011 Joan Kathlean Palmer Hayes, 72, Cicero, passed away Wednesday with her family by her side. She was a lifelong homemaker who adored her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Kenneth A.; a daughter, Kathlean R. (John H. Jr.) Still; five sons, Kenneth A. Jr., Robert J. (Susan), Phillip R., William L. (Sue Ellen) and Timothy J. Hayes; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Donald G. Gitzen Sr.

July 30, 2011 Donald G. Gitzen Sr., 74, passed away peacefully Saturday at home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he loved fishing, cars and was a member of the PT Cruiser Club. On June 4, 1960, he married Mary Donato. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary; two daughters, Mary (Gary) Hewitt and Lisa (Jim) Galla; son, Donald Jr. (Amy); two grandchildren, Martika and Angelina; two brothers, Norman and Russell Gitzen; sister, Betty Susnak; along with several nieces and nephews.

Roy F. Tank III

December 1, 2011 Roy F. Tank III, 65, of Onondaga Hill, passed away Thursday at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a graduate of West Genesee High School and attended Onondaga Community College. Roy was employed as a machine repairman for New Process Gear for 30 years, retiring in 2002. He was also co-editor of "The Mouse." He was a former volunteer fireman for Moyers Corners Fire Dept. and Sentinel Heights Fire Dept. He was a member of the Otisco Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed classical cars, Irish music, Scottish culture and discussing politics. Surviving are his wife of 18 years, the former Sally Machin; daughters, Cory Clark of Chicago, IL, and Danielle (Matt) Peek of Macon, GA; sons, Eric (Lori) Tank of Annandale, VA, and Roy (Mindy) Tank IV of Macon, GA; five grandchildren; mother, Marie Tank of Syracuse; brother, William (Lois) Tank of Skaneateles; and nieces and nephews, Trevor, Heather, Sarah, Tim and Mackenzie.

Richard E. "Dick" Lang

February 21, 2012 Richard E. Lang, 66, of Jamesville, passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of Tuesday, February 21. Richard was born on June 19, 1945, to Kathryn and William Lang in Liverpool, NY, and was a graduate of Liverpool High School in 1963. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1966-1969, and was a retiree from New Process Gear, where he worked for 30 years. Richard was an amazing husband and father, and was an active member of the community, serving as a volunteer fireman for the Sentinel Heights Fire Department for 20 years. Richard touched many lives as a girls' softball coach at LaFayette High School, Syracuse University, and as the head coach for the Empire State Games CNY Softball Team, where his teams won two consecutive gold medals. After his retirement, Richard founded the CNY PT Cruiser Owners Club, allowing him to remain close to his work and his passion, Chrysler vehicles. Richard and Sue traveled all over to shows and events as part of the PT Cruiser Club, where they met many of their closest friends. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Susan (Buck); his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Shawn Carter; and two siblings: his brother, Mike Lang and his sister, Kathy Irwin and their families. Richard's family would like to thank all the caring and responsive staff at Hospice of CNY for all their help during his final months. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Butler-Badman Funeral Home, Inc., 4504 West Seneca Turnpike, with a memorial service immediately following. A celebration of Dick's life will be held at the Cobblestone in Liverpool for family and friends immediately following his memorial service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Humane Association of CNY or Hospice of CNY in Richard's memory. Butler-Badman Funeral

Mary D. Gitzen

May 1, 2012 Mary D. Gitzen, 70, of Liverpool, passed away on Tuesday at the Francis House surrounded by her family. She was born on May 31, 1941, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Donald Sr. She was a member of the PT Cruiser Club and the Salina Town Hall Senior Citizen Club. Surviving are her son, Donald Jr. (Amy); daughters, Mary (Gary) Hewitt, Lisa (Jim) Galla; two grandchildren, Martika and Angelina; two brothers, Abraham and Frank Donato. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at New Comer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St., North Syracuse with services to follow. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made to the Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, 13208. To leave a special message for the family please visit

William H. Rice

December 14, 2012 William H. Rice, Age 57, of Watkins Glen, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on December 14, 2012. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen; Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon will officiate; followed by burial at Montour Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Adam Rice of Watkins Glen and Portsmouth, VA; mother, Marjorie Rice of Watkins Glen; sister and brother-in-law, Kathie and Daryl VonNeida of Montour Falls; mother-in-law, Clara Wheaton of Montour Falls; sisters-in-law, Clara (Ted) Pike of Montour Falls, Florence (Terry) Wheatcraft, of Addison, Carol Wheaton (fiancé Robert Levis) of Addison, Michelle (Paul) Holley of Sinclairville; brother-in-law, Fred (Mary) Wheaton, of Montour Falls; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father, James Rice. Bill served on the Watkins Glen Police Department for 25 years, recently retiring in 2010. He currently worked for Security at Watkins Glen International. He was a member of the Watkins Glen P.B.A., B.P.O.E. Lodge #1546, V.F.W. Post #2674, Empire State Cruizers Car Club, and past member of the Watkins Glen Volunteer Fire Department. He was very generous in his support of Seneca Santa, Children’s Miracle Network, the P.B.A, and an American Red Cross blood donor. Bill was also well known as an avid gun collector and a PT Cruiser car enthusiast. Those wishing to remember Bill, may consider a memorial donation in his memory to Seneca Santa, P.B.A., Children’s Miracle Network, American Red Cross, or charity of one’s choice. Addresses will be available at the funeral home or online at You may express condolences to the family or “Light a Candle” in his memory online in "Obituaries" 

John F. Rizzo

March 1, 2013. Predeceased by his parents, John and Josephine. John is survived by his devoted wife, Ellen; son, Christopher (Kelly) Rizzo; daughter, Nichole (Cliff) Leteure; grandchildren, Addison and Spencer Rizzo and Clifford John "C.J" Leteure; brother, Frank (Michele) Rizzo; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Allen, Arlene (Bob) Ogie, Marilyn (Dale) Maracle, Cathy (Ron) Calcagno, Sharon Henry and Tina Allen; brothers-in-law, Ed (Linda) Allen and Roy Allen; nieces, Lisa (Jeff) Harrison, Danielle (Jake) Phillips, Melissa (Mark) Lowery, Dana (Matt) Wilkins, Crystal Allen, Renee Brown, Melisa (Jeff) Phillips; nephews, Tim, David Paul, Michael, Peter, Jon-David and Benjamin Allen, Don and Mickey (Karen)Pratt, Sam (Deb) Ogie, Michael (Karen) Burns, Luke Brown; nephew & godson, Michael J. (Megan) Rizzo; several great nieces and nephews. Treasured friends, Kathy & Jim Burns, Brian & Camille Julian, Gary and Melanie Popick, Jim Cole, Jerry Parisi, Sam & Gail Trifiro, Kathy (Larry) Johnson, Susan Findley and family.

John brought much joy as Santa to countless children and adults. He was proud to be part of the Irondequoit Police Department Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. He enjoyed his many activities with the Empire State Cruzers Club. John, aka "Tombstone" spent many happy times with his shooting buddies in the Long Riders, Salt Pork Regulators and Mystical Riders of Erie County.

His family will receive friends Tuesday 4:00-8:00pm at the funeral home. Friends are invited to meet the family Wednesday 11:00am at St. Kateri at Christ the King Church for his funeral mass. Interment Private. In memory of John, memorial donations may be directed to Children's Miracle Network at Golisano Children's Hospital, 300 East River Road, PO Box 23029, Rochester, NY 14692. To share a memory or send the family a condolence, please visit

Maurice "Moe" Tucker

May 3, 2013 Maurice Moe Tucker, 82, of N. Syracuse, passed away on Friday at home with his family. The most important thing in his life was the love he had for his family. He was very proud of his son and three grandsons. He was last employed at Carrier Corp. as a machine operator and an inspector. He was very proud of his perfect attendance for 30 years of work. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Moe was an avid NASCAR Fan attending the Daytona 500 for 25 years. He enjoyed NHRA Racing and belonged to the Road Aces Car Club which helped found the local ESTA Drag Strip. He drag raced his own car for close to 50 years, was still involved as a member of the board of directors and was an avid fan of Oswego Speedway for over 40 years. He was a member of the CNY Chrysler Owners Club and was very proud of the awards he received for his beloved PT Cruiser. Moe was an avid bowler and he wants everyone to have a Bud for him. Surviving are his wife, Shirley of 37 years; son, Gary; three grandsons, Josh, Derrike, and Kyle; along with his brother, Willard of LA. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at New Comer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St., North Syracuse. Services will be held on Tuesday 11 a.m.from the funeral home. Burial will take place at Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay.

John J. Guarracino

June 15, 2014 JOHN J., suddenly June 15, 2014. Son of the late Charlotte C. (nee Zaleski) and John R. He is survived by his cousin, Ronald Kritt and many friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Saturday, July 12th, 2014, 9 A.M., at BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 9708 Frankford Ave. (So. of Grant Ave.), followed by Funeral Service 10:30 A.M. Int. Hillside Cemetery. - See more at:

Patricia A. Hamer

November 6, 2014 Patricia A. Hamer, 66 of Canastota passed away Thursday with her family by her side. Born in Aberdeen, Maryland, Pat had been a resident of the Chittenango-Canastota area the past 30 years. Pat had been a hairdresser and later a private duty nurse in Madison County. For many years she enjoyed bartending at the former Little Kitchen, the Cottage and the Seneca Tavern. Pat attended the Fyler Community Church. She was a member of the PT Cruiser Club and a past member of the William Cain American Legion Post 1287 Women's Auxiliary. Pat will be remembered as being a great mom and a loving sister and gramma.

Surviving are her son, Matthew Walrath (Aleace); her daughters, Angela Walrath and Jessica Cornue (Ben); and her brother, Daniel Hamer (Gisela), all of Canastota; 6 .5 grandchildren; and one nephew.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the SPCA, 5878 E. Malloy Rd., Mattydale, NY 13211.

Betty J. (Babcock) Remillard

June 6, 2015 Predeceased by husband Louis Remillard and daughter Cheryl Hinz. Survived by children, Christopher (Donna) Babcock, Kathy (Rob Sheffer) Machado; grandchildren, Scott Machado, Shawna Day; sister, Ginny Deguchi.

No prior calling, Betty's Memorial Service will be held FRIDAY 4pm at the Henrietta United Church of Christ, 1400 Lehigh Station Rd. Interment private. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation benefiting Breast Cancer awareness in her memory. To leave an online condolence please visit: 


Mariam "Mimi" Lewerenz

Mariam C. Lewerenz, 54, of Binghamton died unexpectedly Saturday June 24, 2017. Mariam was predeceased by her parents Max E and Alice V (Carrigan) Lewerenz. She is survived by her partner of 34 years, Michael Berry; four sisters, Karen M )Paul Harvey, Endicott, Kimberly A (Ernest) Matott, Pulaski NY, Stephanie L (Dean Goodsell) Green, Pulaski NY, Stacey L (Thomas) Sperati, Pulaski NY; 2 nephews and 4 nieces; several cousins and many friends. She worked many years before retiring in 2008 as a Nurse for NYS working at the Binghamton Psychiatric Center and Broome Developmental Center.

A Memorial Service will be held 6 PM Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Savage Family Center 338-344 Conklin Ave Binghamton, NY 13903 with Rich Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00PM - 6:00PM at Savage Family Center. Friends may express condolences online at Arrangements by Savage-DeMarco Funeral Home, Endicott.

Donald Hurst

Donald W. Hurst, 76, of North Syracuse, passed away Friday, October 13th. Don was born in Syracuse, the only child of the late Walter D. Hurst, and Ethel L. Carley Hurst.
Don retired from New Process Gear in 1998, after 34 years of service. He was a member of the UAW, Local 624. Don loved his family, his pets, and especially his grand children. He was an avid classic car enthusiast, model car hobbyist, and loved camping. 
Survivors: His wife of 55 yrs., Roberta "Bobbie" Hurst; sons, David (Deborah) Hurst and Brian Hurst (Nikki Morales); daughters, Debbie (Timothy) Justian and Kimberly Morford; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. 
Services: Calling hours - Thursday, October 19th from 5 to 8 PM at Fergerson Funeral Home in North Syracuse. Services - Friday, October 20th at Fergerson at 10 AM, followed by his burial at Assumption Cemetery.
Donations would be appreciated in lieu of flowers, to a favorite local pet charity.


Date of Death: October 13, 2017

Mike Nash

Michael E. Nash February 21, 2021 Michael E. Nash, 68, of Clay, NY, born October 23, 1952, passed away on Sunday. How do you celebrate a man's life in just a few words... He was loved by everyone who knew him and was known for his warped sense of humor. Mike was a hard worker and a family man, who enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved to travel, and some of his favorite trips included Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and Florida. He enjoyed fishing, bowled in several leagues, and always looked forward to going to Red Lobster for a meal. Michael was employed at Crucible Steel, Local 1277, for 32 years, and was the Union Recording Secretary for many years. Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife, of 37 years, Donna (Bubis) Nash; his father, that Mike so admired, Robert Nash (Lois) of Albany, NY and Florida; his loving brother, Eric Nash (Nancy) of Columbia, MD; his sister, Wendy of CT; his sister-in-law, Sandy and her husband, Frank Verra of Lake Luzerne, NY; his brothers-in-law, Murray Bubis of Colorado Springs, CO and Dan Bubis (Jax) of Mary Esther, FL, and several uncles, aunts and cousins. Not to be forgotten are his beloved furry companions, who will miss him dearly, his dogs, Lacey and Daisey and his cat, Rocky. Mike was predeceased by his mother, Joan (Heck) Nash, and by his son, Christopher Nash. Donna would like to acknowledge all the love and support from their many cousins, friends, extended family, and his devoted caregivers. Calling hours will be Saturday, Feb. 27th, from 1 to 4 pm at Carter Funeral Home, 1604 Grant Blvd., Syracuse. Sharing of memories will be encouraged at the conclusion of hours. Social distancing and face masks will be required. Online Condolences at