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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: 

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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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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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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Sonja Robinson, Retiree
Nursing Assistant 2, Emergency Department
Date of death: August 9, 2014
Approximate time of service: 17 years (1996-2013)

Leonard Hersher, PhD, Retiree
Associate Professor, Health Sciences-Pediatrics
Date of Death: July 11, 2014
Approximate time of service: 38 years (1954-1992)

James Fuller, Retiree
General Mechanic, Physical Plant-Hospital Construction Crew
Approximate time of service: 15 years (1994-2009)
Date of Death: July 2, 2014

Janice Reynolds, Retiree
Secretary 1, Physical Plant-MOC Center
Date of Death: June 28, 2014
Approximate time of service: 22 years (1987-2009)

David Martinez, Employee
Clinical Assistant Professor with Clinical Campus-Medicine
Date of Death: June 13, 2014
Approximate time of service: 8 years (2005-2014)

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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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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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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