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In Memoriam: Upstate Medical University Staff, Retirees, Volunteers and Students

If you are aware of a recently deceased person for inclusion, please contact the appropriate person below:

Employee and Retiree (includes current NYS, RF, MedBest, Food Service, University Police and Public Safety, Parking Office personnel, and retirees from above): 

Volunteer: 

  • Kristin Bruce, Director of Volunteer Services (Upstate University Hospital) at brucek@upstate.edu or Rhonda Butler, Manager of Volunteer Services (Upstate University Hospital) at butlerr@upstate.edu

Student: 

Please note: While we would like to recognize all members of our extended Upstate family  (i.e. prior employees/students/volunteers, former Residents, and Alumni) from any time, we simply cannot do so accurately given our size.  Therefore, the information listed
on this page represents only deaths from 2014 onwards and only current employees, official retirees, and current students are listed. Our gratitude is extended to all who have been associated with Upstate Medical University even if they are not represented here. 
We thank you for your understanding
.

This page is a tribute to current Upstate employees, retirees, volunteers, and students who have passed away. The Upstate Medical University community extends our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased and offers our deepest gratitude for their dedicated service.

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Dr. Richard Aubry, Retiree
Professor, OB/GYN Department
Date of Death: October 11, 2014
Approximate Time of Service:  50 years (1963-2013)
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Catherine Petitte, Retiree
T&R Center Nurse 2, Nursing
Date of Death: September 17, 2014
Approximate Time of Service: 2003-2014 (11.5 years)
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Frances Beckwith, Retiree
T&R Center Practical Nurse, Nursing
Date of Death:  September 10, 2014
Approximate Time of service:  22.5 years (1969-1991)
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Regan R. Gresham, Employee
General Mechanic, CG-Plant Operations
Date of Death:  August 13, 2014
Approximate Time of Service: 2011-2014 with Upstate (3 years) and 2007-2011 with Community (4 years)
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Sonja Robinson, Retiree
Nursing Assistant 2, Emergency Department
Date of death: August 9, 2014
Approximate time of service: 17 years (1996-2013)

Martha A. Temple, Retiree
Nursing Station Clerk 1, Nursing
Date of death:  July 17, 2014
Approximate time of service: 19 years (1978-1997)
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Leonard Hersher, PhD, Retiree
Associate Professor, Health Sciences-Pediatrics
Date of Death: July 11, 2014
Approximate time of service: 38 years (1954-1992)
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James Fuller, Retiree
General Mechanic, Physical Plant-Hospital Construction Crew
Approximate time of service: 15 years (1994-2009)
Date of Death: July 20, 2014
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Janice Reynolds, Retiree
Secretary 1, Physical Plant-MOC Center
Date of Death: June 28, 2014
Approximate time of service: 22 years (1987-2009)
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David Martinez, Employee
Clinical Assistant Professor with Clinical Campus-Medicine
Date of Death: June 13, 2014
Approximate time of service: 8 years (2005-2014)
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Rosemary Klein, Retiree
TH Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine-CNYOHCC
Date of Death: June 12, /2014
Approximate Time of Service: 1979-2013 (37 years)
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Thomas Brisk, Retiree
Maintenance Assistant, Physical Plant-North Zone
Date of Death: April 14, 2014
Approximate time of service: 32 years (1982-2013)
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Linda Ryan, Employee
TH Staff Assistant 1, Ambulatory Services Administration
Date of Death: March 11, 2014
Approximate Time of Service: 2009-2014 (5 years)
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Louise Day, Volunteer
Date of Death: March 10, 2014
Approximate time of service: 41 years
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Helen Pierson Hoverstad, Volunteer
Date of Death: February 9, 2014
Approximate time of service: 40 years
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Filomena Caputo Rudiger, Volunteer
Date of Death: January 27, 2014
Approximate time of service: 8 years
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Karen Adams, Retiree
TH Sterile Supply Technician 1, Central Distribution Services
Date of Death: January 27, 2014
Approximate Time of Service: 1979-2013 (34 years)
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Georgette Phillips, Volunteer
Date of Death: January 26, 2014
Approximate time of service 13 years
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Jack White, Volunteer
Date of Death: January 4, 2014
Approximate time of service: 19 years
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Robert Donahue, Volunteer
Date of Death: January 1, 2014
Approximate time of service: 37 years
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David Temple, Retiree
Assistant to the VP, Research Administration
Date of Death:  January 1, 2014
Approximate Time of Service:  1976-2010 (34 years)
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