Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home Inc

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. is a family-owned and operated funeral home specializing in
all types of funeral service memorialization including cremation, Celebrations of Life, traditional burial options, green burial options and Anatomical Donations.

We can also assist you in all types of pre-planning and we proudly use PrePlan as our master pre-arrangement trust.

Please contact us at anytime with any questions or concerns that you may have at (315) 422-2534.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Patty Knight Scholl and Donald W. Knight--Owners and Funeral Directors


Our Obituaries

Mary "Dinny" Merriett Kalska

January 22, 1917 - August 27, 2014

Mary R. "Dinny" (Merriett) Kalska, 97 of Syracuse went home to her final resting place on Wednesday evening, August 27, 2014 at University Hospital. Native and life resident of Syracuse, Dinny was born on January 22, 1917 to the late Raymond and Mary (Daz) Merriett. Lifetime communicant of Assumption Church Pre-deceased by her parents, one sister, Joan T. Merriett (formerly Sr. Mary...
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Rebecca "Becca" Szymanoski

September 2, 1976 - June 29, 2014

SZYMANOSKI, Rebecca M. "Becca" Szymanoski, 37 of Syracuse passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 after a long illness. Becca was born in Syracuse and spent most of her life here except for seven years that she was in Virginia. Graduate of Corcoran High School and ITT Technical Institute in Liverpool SURVIVED BY: Her two sons, Bryce Cameron and Braxton Holder ...
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Edward "Eddie" Abt, Sr.

October 13, 1926 - May 9, 2014

Edward "Eddie" C. Abt, Sr., 87, of Syracuse died Friday evening, May 9, 2014 at home with his family. He was a lifelong resident of Syracuse's North Side and the son of the late Joseph J. and Eleanor (Burst) Abt. A graduate of the Vocational High School, Eddie initially learned the printing trade. He served with distinction as an artilleryman in the South Pacific during World War II and...
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Augustine "Fr. Gus" Kapinus, OFM Conv.

April 17, 1931 - March 6, 2014

Father Augustine Kapinus, OFM Conv., died on March 6, 2014 at University Hospital in Syracuse, NY. He was born on April 17, 1931 in Jermyn, PA, to the late George and Mildred Kapinus. He is survived by two brothers, Edward (Barbara) and Richard (Kathleen) Kapinus, as well as several nieces and nephews. Father Augustine was professed as a Conventual Franciscan Friar on August 27, 1952...
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William J. Hunter

May 26, 1927 - March 6, 2014

HUNTER, Mr. William J. Hunter, 86 of Liverpool passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Crouse Hospital after a sudden illness. Bill was born in Syracuse and was a Syracuse area resident for his entire life and he was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School and a veteran of WWII, U.S. Navy. Longtime communicant and volunteer at Assumption...
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John Robert Pelkey

September 25, 1921 - January 30, 2014

PELKEY, John Robert Pelkey, 92 of Syracuse crossed over during the early morning hours of January 30, 2014. John (and his twin brother Ray) were born in Genoa, NY to the late George and Nina (Padden) Pelkey on September 25, 1921. The Pelkey Family moved to Syracuse in 1938 and John graduated from Central High School in 1939. Veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Air Force ...
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Desmond Carr

January 13, 2014

THE FUNERAL FOR DESMOND CARR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014. (PLEASE SEE OBITUARY BELOW) Desmond Carr, 9 of Syracuse passed away on January 13, 2014. Desmond is survived by his parents, Lucia Carr and Edward Brooks His father, Alimany Mustapha Two siblings, Chris Joseph and Oretha Brooks His grandmother, Musa Carr One aunt, three uncles and many other family...
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Mary P. Goettel

December 25, 1932 - December 25, 2013

GOETTEL, Miss Mary P. Goettel, 81 of Syracuse passed away peacefully on her birthday, December 25, 2013 at Loretto Geriatric Center after a long illness. Native and life resident of the Northside of Syracuse, Mary was born on Christmas Day in 1932 to the late William F. and Margaret (Richter) Goettel. Mary was the Valedictorian at North High School, Class of 1951 and went on to college...
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James W. Hayes

June 2, 1931 - December 22, 2013

James W. Hayes, 82 of Syracuse passed away at home on Sunday, December 22, 2013 Native and life resident of Syracuse, Jim was born on June 2, 1931 to the late Blanche A. (Curran) and J. Howard Hayes, Sr. Jim worked at the West End Brewery in Utica for many years as well as for the New York State Canal System. Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1950 to 1951 SURVIVED BY: Two...
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Raynald Yudin

July 27, 1935 - December 10, 2013

FRIAR RAYNALD YUDIN, OFM Conv. Friar Raynald Yudin, OFM Conv., died peacefully at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY on December 10, 2013 after a long illness. Born in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of the late John and Frances (Kiley) Yudin. Fr. Raynald was professed as a Conventual Franciscan Friar on August 15, 1956 in Middleburgh, NY. He made his solemn profession of vows on...
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Conrad (Jay) Somerville, OFM Conv.

August 3, 1928 - November 21, 2013

FRIAR CONRAD SOMERVILLE, OFM Conv. Fr. Conrad (Jay) Somerville, OFM Conv. died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, NY on November 21, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born in Cohoes, New York on August 3, 1928, the son of the late Earl and Catherine Somerville. Fr. Conrad professed his first vows as a Conventual Franciscan Friar on August 18, 1948 in Cohoes, NY and his...
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Sandra L. Bronner

February 2, 1947 - November 4, 2013

BRONNER, Miss Sandra L. Bronner, 66 of Syracuse passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Native and life resident of Syracuse, Sandy was born on February 2, 1947 to the late George and Dorothy (Ostroski) Bronner, Pre-deceased by her parents, her sister-in-law, Judith Bronner in 2008, her nephew, Scott Bronner in 2010 and her only brother,...
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Marion (Block) Nade Coppins

May 26, 1914 - October 17, 2013

COPPINS, Mrs. Marion (Block) Nade Coppins, 99 of Syracuse passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Loretto Geriatric Center with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Coppins was born on May 26, 1914 to the late John and Mary (Hochstuhl) Block in Syracuse, NY. Lifetime communicant of Assumption Church and member of the Eastwood Senior Citizens Group. Marion worked as a Sales Lady at...
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John Joseph "Jae" Kaiser II

December 9, 1963 - October 12, 2013

KAISER, John "Jae" Joseph Kaiser II, 49 of Syracuse passed away unexpectedly on October 12, 2013 at his home in Syracuse. Jae was born on December 9, 1963 to John Joseph Kaiser and Donna Beverly (Kaiser) Foster. He graduated from East Syracuse-Minoa High School in 1982 and attended Fulton County Community College. Jae took photos for the "Gater Racing News" and loved to watch car racing...
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Maryann Krepps

September 25, 2013

Maryann Krepps was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on March 15, 1952 and found in Syracuse on May 16, 1998. "Our search is over after 15 years....Maryann is finally home!" Maryann graduated from Emerson High School in Union City, NJ in 1970 and lived in Manhattan for many years before her move to Syracuse, NY Maryann worked in a Group Home for impaired adults as a Care Giver for many...
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Shirley Smith Regna

July 28, 1944 - September 18, 2013

Shirley A. Smith Regna, 69 of Syracuse passed away at Crown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cortland in the early morning hours of September 18, 2013. Our mother was born in Manlius on July 28, 1944 to the late Donald and Catherine Smith. Shirley was one of three daughters born to Catherine and Donald and she grew up in the Fayetteville-Manlius area and attended school in...
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Catherine A. McNair

January 31, 1977 - June 28, 2013

Catherine A. McNair, 36 of Syracuse went home to the Lord on June 28, 2013 after a very long illness. Pre-deceased by her beloved sister, Zetherene McNair who passed away on August 14, 1987 Cathy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother Rutha (Efrain) DeJesus of Atlanta, Georgia Her many aunts and uncles including, Frederica (Reginald) Swanson of Syracuse, Susan and Janice Brown...
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Joseph Michael Hughes

November 25, 1980 - June 15, 2013

Hughes, Joseph Michael Hughes was born on November 25, 1980 in Amarillo, Texas and passed away in Syracuse, New York on June 15, 2013 at the age of 32. While all are saddened by his sudden passing, we are comforted in knowing that Joe is at peace. Joe was a beautiful person who was always supportive, loving and never a burden. He is survived by his loving parents, Tom and Ann Hughes, his...
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Frances Green Vogt

May 30, 1921 - June 15, 2013

Frances Green Vogt, 92 of Camillus died on Saturday evening, June 15, 2013. She was a native of Syracuse growing up in the west side with her four younger brothers. She graduated from the Syracuse School of Business then happily worked for many years as a secretary, jewelry model and display window dresser at A.H. Ponds Jewelry Store in Downtown Syracuse. While living in Arizona for several...
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Theodore "Ted" Pasinski

May 23, 2013

Ted Pasinski passed into eternal life on May 23, 2013 after 94 years of what he considered a gift of a wonderful life. Born and raised in Meriden, CT, he was the last of six other brothers and sisters born to Frank and Anna (Pisarz) Pasinski. Although a Depression era youth, he said he was blessed with family and friendship even in meager times. He was proud of being part winning the New...
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Douglas Rohrs

March 23, 2013

Douglas "Doug" Rohrs, 73 of Brookfield, Wisconsin passed away on March 23, 2013 peacefully in his sleep in Seattle, Washington. Doug was born in Oakland, California in 1940 the eldest of three children. He graduated from Palo Alto High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Doug began his 38-year electrical...
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Frances Wilcox Brown

October 18, 1944 - March 11, 2013

Frances A. (Wilcox) Brown, 68 of Syracuse passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013. Native and life resident of Syracuse, Fran was born on October 18, 1944 to the late Roy and Catherine (Quirk) Wilcox Fran was employed as a Senior Correctional Officer at Jamesville Penitentiary for over 20 years retiring in 2007 due to her illness. Fran enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading mystery novels,...
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