Most of the information below was gleaned from War Department announcements that appeared in the Syracuse Herald-Journal. Some of the servicemen and women listed on these pages did not live in Solvay or the town of Geddes, but in neighborhoods associated more with the village than with the city of Syracuse where their homes were located. I've corrected what I believe were spelling errors, particularly in regard to names. However, I'm sure errors remain. To correct them or to add people I inadvertently overlooked, contact me at the email address at the bottom of the page. — JACK MAJOR
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Pfc. Alberto Caiella, son of Carmine Caiella, 2009 Milton Avenue, Solvay, was wounded in action in the European Theater of Operations, it was reported today by the War Department. (12/27/44)

The link above connects with Albert Caiella's page in the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

Pvt. Anthony R. Callisto, a life resident of Solvay, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the Special Forces Unit, Merrill's Marauders; he was awarded two Bronze Stars. Callisto was employed by Allied Chemical as a maintenance mechanic for 36 years before retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Solvay-Geddes Veterans Association and Stanley B. Pennock VFW Post 2893. He died on Christmas Day, 2011, at the age of 90, survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Ida Edith DellaPeruta; a daughter, Lucille Flaherty of Solvay, two sons, Dr. Daniel Callisto of Ohio and Anthony Callisto Jr. of Lakeland; one sister, Frances Miguel of Solvay, and two brothers, Jack Callisto (below) of California, and Pat Callisto of Florida.
Seaman John J. Callisto, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Callisto, 103 South Street, Solvay, enjoyed a furlough after completion of basic training at the Sampson Naval Training Station. (10/14/43)

John (Jack) J. Callisto was identified as Jacob J. Callisto in the 1940 United States Census.

Joseph E. Callura, 406 Fourth Street, Solvay, was graduated from Deming Army Air Field, New Mexico, bombardier school of the Army Air Forces, won wings and a commission as a second lieutenant. (7/14/44)

Four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Campagnoni, 102 Gillis Street, Solvay, are serving their country:

• Pfc. Alfred Campagnoni is in a medical unit of the AAF at Clovis, New Mexico.
Ernest Campagnoni is with a bomber squadron in England.
• Pvt. Robert Campagnoni is a radio operator at Fort Riley, Kansas.
• Pvt. Arthur Campagnoni is in the infantry at Camp Wheeler, Georgia.

On a 15-day furlough home, Pft. Alfred Campagnoni met an uncle, Sgt. Raleigh Petrocci, a Marine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Petrocci, 416 South Avenue, Solvay. Sgt. Petrocci is a veteran of four major battles. Mrs. Campagnoni is kept busy writing and sending packages to her sons and also three brothers, as well as being a Red Cross worker. (8/3/44)

Alfred A. Campagnoni died in 1990. He was a life resident of Solvay and a retired painting contractor. His obituary indicated that he and brother Robert had changed the spelling of their last name to Campagnone.

Ernest Campagnoni died in 2011 at the age of 88. He did his service with the Army Air Corps. After the war he was a painter and wallpaper designer until retiring in 1986. Among his survivors was his wife of 65 years, the former Agnes Malecki.

Pvt. Arthur D. Campagnoni, 18, serving with an infantry battalion, has been reported as missing in action somewhere in Germany, according to a War Department telegram received Sunday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Campagnoni, 102 Gillis Street, Solvay. (1/3/45)

Later his status would be changed to killed in action.


Syracuse Herald-Journal, September 7, 1945
FIFTEENTH AAF in Italy — Second Lieut.
Patsy J. Campolieta, 201 Chemung Street, Syracuse, has been awarded the Air Medal for "meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy."

Lieut. Campolieta, 15th Air Force Liberator bombardier, is a veteran of 37 missions against German installations and has been over such heavily defended targets such as Munich, Vienna and the Ploesti oil fields.

A former student at New York University, where he starred in football and basketball and was undefeated in intermural boxing, Campolieta entered the Air Force in July, 1942. (8/15/44)

Fifteenth AAF in Italy — It's a long haul up to Ploesti. It's even longer to Vienna or Munich, so when you make 50 of them it's something to talk about. Second Lieut. Patsy J. Campolieta, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patsy Campolieta, 201 Chemung Street, Syracuse, recently stepped from his Liberator with a full 50 missions to his credit.

"It wasn't as long as I first thought it would be," Lieut. Campolieta mused. "It seems like only a week ago when I flew my first raid."

Arriving in Italy in the spring, he started flying combat missions almost immediately. Targets such as Budapest, Timisoara, Rumania, Toulon are an old story to the youthful veteran who holds the Air Medal and two Oak Leaf Clusters.

Campolieta entered the Air Force in July, 1942, later won his wings after intensive air training.

On March 30 Patsy J. Campolieta died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Solvay. He was the brother of Michael A. Campolieta who returned from service in the Army Air Force and began a long career in the Solvay School District where he became the high school principal. Michael Campolieta, who died in 2005 at the age of 87, also served as a councilman for the town of Geddes. He was married for 66 years to the former Josephine Russo, who also died in 2005.


Daniel J. Canestraro, a life resident of Solvay, served in the infantry division and was a recipient of the combat infantryman's badge. He worked at New Process Gear for over 30 years before retiring in 1981. He died in 2012 at the age of 87.


EM2/c Arthur F. Caporin, of 120 Worth Avenue, Solvay, served with the Naval Ship Repair Unit in the Pacific. His son, Roy Caporin, seaman, first class, completed his basic training at Sampson Naval Training Base in 1943, and made the Navy his career for the next 20 years, retiring from the service in the early 1960s.

Frank R. Caporin, a native of Solvay, and brother of Arthur, also served in the Navy during World War 2I. Frank Caporin was both a husband and a father when he joined the Navy. He died in 1990 at the age of 72.

Thanks to Ed Caporin, son of Arthur, brother of Roy, and nephew of Frank, for providing the information. Ed Caporin graduated from Solvay High School in 1951, joined the Army and served until 1954. He then attended Syracuse University on the GI bill, left for a job at Westinghouse, and lives, retired, in Maryland.

Four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Carbone, 1211 Avery Avenue, are in service:
• Pvt. Jack Carbone is in the paratroops at Fort Benning, Georgia.
• Pvt. Joseph Carbone* and Staff S/Sgt. Louis Carbone are serving overseas on the Atlantic side.
• Pvt. William Carbone went to Camp Upton for assignment. (11/26/43)

1211 Avery Avenue isn't Solvay, but it is close enough. At least one of the brothers, Louis Carbone, moved to Solvay and lived at 201 Charles Avenue, just a short walk from where he grew up. He worked at Allied Chemical Corporation and the New York State Fairgrounds. He died in 1996 at the age of 79.

William Carbone worked at Allied Chemical, then was self-employed in the milk business before moving to Haines City, Florida, where he died, also in 1996.

* Joseph Carbone was a T/5 — technician fifth grade — when he was discharged in 1945.

Brothers Alfredo Carducci and Clerio R. Carducci of Center Street, Solvay, both served during World War 2, Alfredo in the Army, Clerio in the Navy.

"Fred" Carducci was with the 512th Field Artillery Battalion, and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a steelworker at Crucible Steel for 40 years before retiring in 1990. He died in 2009 at the age of 84. Among his survivors was his wife of 60 years, the former Elda Artini.

Clerio Carducci also was employed by Crucible Steel for 40 years, retiring as an ultrasonic inspector. He died in 2012 at the age of 94.

David J. Cassalia, 1118 Avery Avenue, has been assigned to Penn State College, State College, Pennsylvania, as an air crew trainee in the Army Air Forces College Training program. (8/31/43)

Albino L. Cavedine, who grew up in Solvay, was an Army veteran of World War 2. Afterward he worked in repair and maintenance at Allied Chemical before retiring in 1980. He and his wife, the former Elva Hatch, moved to Sun City, Arizona, where he died in 2005 at the age of 81.

Angelo A. Cavedine, older brother of Albino, also was an Army veteran of the war. Angelo Cavedine was a life resident of Solvay and employed by Hopkins-Reilly and Son Contractors for 28 years. He died in 2009 at the age of 90.

Another brother, Joseph P. Cavedine, was a Navy veteran of World War 2. In 1956 he founded Cavedine Sales and Service in Solvay. He was a member of the Tyrol Club of Solvay, the Geddes Veterans and the American Legion. He died in 2005 at the age of 79, survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Elizabeth Bevivino.

Dominick Cavelli of 213 Freeman Avenue, Solvay, has begun a course in aviation mechanics at the Army Air Field at Amarillo, Texas. (1/9/43)

Dominick L. "Doc" Cavelli was born in Italy in 1922 and came to America nine years later. He lived in Solvay for 17 years and was a graduate of Solvay High School. He moved to Liverpool in 1959 and for many years worked at the family meat and grocery store on Pond Street, Syracuse. He died in 2005 at the age of 83.

Seaman Second Class Gaudenzio Cerutti, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldo Cerutti, 3145 Milton Avenue, is stationed at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Solvay High School and formerly was employed by Halcomb Steel Company. (7/19/43)

Gaudnzio "Dan" Cerutti was a life resident of Solvay. He worked for Allied Chemical and later Lyndon Chemical Corporation, retiring in 1985. He died in 1998, at the age of 74.

Corp. Henry J. Chajka, lived at 573 State Fair Boulevard, Lakeland, when he was in the Army Air Corps. Later he was a teacher in the Syracuse School District, retiring in 1981 and living in Camillus. He died in September, 2012, at the age of 90, and was survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Norine Moore. He was the brother of Mrs. Jean Chajka Blackmore, a longtime teacher in the Solvay school system.

James Charles and Nicholas Charles, privates, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Charles, 110 Power Street, Solvay, are both in the Army. James is with a military police detachment at Jefferson Barracks, New Orleans, while Nicholas is with an Air Forces technical school squadron at Goldsboro, North Carolina. (12/11/42)

Pvt. Nicholas C. Charles of 100 Power Street, Solvay, a graduate of Solvay High School and a former employe of the Crucible Steel Company, has completed the aviation mechanics course at Seymour Johnson Field, North Carolina. He was inducted on July 22 last. (1/16/43)

Pfc. James Charles of Solvay, enjoyed a 16-day furlough. He is stationed at Camp Plauche, New Orleans, Louisiana, as a military policeman. He was inducted in April, 1942. (2/3/44)

James P. Charles served four years in the Army, being sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations after his stint at Camp Plauche. He worked at Remington Rand and Iroquois China, then began a 34-year career as an electrical engineer at Syracuse Developmental Center. He died in 2005 at the age of 87, survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary E. Rubado Charles.


Pfc. Daniel Checola, 1324 Willis Avenue, cook in a rifle company, has been awarded the Pacific-Asiatic theater ribbon He has been in the South Pacific eight months. (10/6/44)

In 1945 Corp. Rocco J. Checola, brother of Daniel, was an aerial photographer with the 648th Engineers in the Southwest Pacific. Rocco Checola lived in Solvay for 58 years, was a foreman at Allied Chemical for 40 years and also worked at Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home of 30 years. He died in 2007 at the age of 91.

Sgt. Modesto Chemotti, 113 Sixth Street, Solvay, son of Ambale Chemotti, was promoted to his present rank in Italy in the Quartermaster Section. (4/16/44)
Sgt. Stanley Chesneski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Chesneski, 514 Second Street, Solvay, is in charge of the carpenter shop in the aircraft salvage division of an air force command depot in Ireland. He has been overseas 14 months. (10/10/44)

Stanley Chesneski died in 1996; he was 84. He was an inspector for Allied Chemical Company. He was one of three brothers in service during the war. The others were Peter Chesneski and Joseph Chesneski. The latter is subject of an interesting story from 1943.

Stanley Chlebus, a New Jersey native, settled in Solvay, probably in the 1930s. He was living at 115 Abell Avenue in 1941 when he was drafted into the Army. After the war he returned to Solvay and remained there the rest of his life. He retired from Syracuse Lithograph Company. Chlebus died in 1994 at the age of 78, survived by his wife, the former Lucille Alexander; a son, Richard of Dublin, Ohio; a daughter, Barbara Dubiel of Quebec, Canada, and a brother in Poland.
The 680th Ordnance Company is publishing a four-page weekly paper, “The Detonator,” on seized German presses. Pfc. Fred Ciarla of 201 Lamont Avenue, Solvay, is a member of this company. (7/20/45)

Fred Ciarla died in 2006 at th age of 84. His obituary was more specific about his assignment — he served with the 3rd Army Ammunitions Platoon. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He was an assembler at Greif Brothers Corporation for 40 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Solvay Tigers AC, the Stanley Pennock VFW Post 2893 and the Knights of Columbus.


John Joseph Cicero, 407 First Street, Solvay, was recently promoted to the rank of aviation machinist’s mate after graduation from specialist school at the U. S. Naval Air Station at Jacksonville, Florida. Cicero enlisted in the Navy in May, 1942, and was sent to Newport, Rhode Island, for indoctrinal training. (3/12/43)

Pfc. Paul Cicero of 407 First Street, Solvay, who served 18 months aboard the Bunker Hill, is now at the Marine Corps Base, San Diego, California, awaiting a furlough home. (8/12/45)


Word that Pvt. Peter J. Cimini, previously reported missing, was killed in action in France November 20, has been received from the War Department by his mother, Mrs. Antoinette Cimini of 102 Boyd Avenue, Solvay. (12/19/44)

Peter Cimini was one of four brothers to enlist. The others were Corp. Albert Cimini, with the Air Corps in Belgium; Pfc. Louis Cimini, with the Signal Corps in Italy, and Pvt. Samuel Cimini, with the Amphibious Engineers in New Britain, and two nieces. (12/19/44)

Louis Cimini graduated from Humboldt State University, returned to Solvay and was a machine operator at New Process Gear before retiring. He was active with the Geddes Vets, the Solvay Tigers and the Tyrol Club. He died in 2005 at the age of 84.

Samuel J. Cimini returned to his neighborhood and was living at 102 Boyd Avenue, Solvay, when he died in 1997 at the age of 74. He retired from Carrier corporation where he had worked for 42 years. He also was a member of the Solvay-Geddes Veterans Association.

Albert Cimini returned to Solvay and entered local politics and for several years was a member of the village board of trustees, representing the third ward.

Second lieutenant Clifford R. Clary, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Clary, 208 Second Street, Solvay, has completed training in the Medical Administrative Corps Candidate School, Camp Barkeley, Texas, and was commissioned. (7/1/43)

Clifford R. Clary was a Solvay native who, in 1953, moved to Marcellus where he remained the rest of his life. He became a medical captain during World War 2, serving in France and Germany, where he was involved in the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp. He died in 2005 at the age of 83.


AN EIGHTH AAF BOMBER STATION, England — After five months of active duty as left waistgunner of the Eighth AAF Flying Fortress, Thoroughbred, Staff Sgt. Harold G. Cleary, 22, a Solvay High School graduate, has been decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for “extraordinary achievement” in defending his ship during numerous bombing operations against military and industrial targets in Germany and German-occupied countries. he also has been awarded the Air Medal and four Oak Leaf clusters to the Air Medal.

Sgt. Cleary has taken part in three bombing operations against industrial targets in Berlin. Among his other bombing operations are attacks upon the submarine pens and dock installations of Kiel and Wilhelmshaven; railroad yards of Frankfurt; aircraft factories of Regensburg and Warnemuende, and several airfields used by the Nazis. (6/4/44)

Pvt. William R. Cloney, nephew of Mrs. Mary C. Cosgrove, 1016 Avery Avenue, Syracuse, and 2d Lieut. Hilton O. Moore, son of Mrs. Ida M. Moore, 503 Third Street, Solvay, were wounded in action in the North African-Sicily area, it was reported today in a War Department bulletin. (10/9/43)
Corp. Edward J. Cloonan, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Cloonan of 427 Chemung Street, Solvay, has returned to duty at th Army Air Base, Greenville, South Carolina, where he is an instructor, following a furlough at home. A graduate of Solvay High School and Central City Business School, he entered the service last March and subsequently was graduated from the technical school at Lowry Field, Colorado, and Bendix School of Aircraft Turrets at South Bend, Indiana. (1/15/43)
T/5 William J. Clute of 2347 Milton Avenue, Solvay, a veteran of the 443d Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, was recently awarded the Bronze Arrowhead to wear on his European Theater of Operations Ribbon. The award was made for his participation in the Moroccan invasion in November, 1942. He has also participated in eight campaigns. (8/23/45)

William J. Clute died in 1999. He was listed as a Solvay resident in both the 1930 and 1940 U. S. census, but moved to Syracuse after the war. He retired in 1982 after 16 years with Prestolite Electric, a division of the former Allied Chemical Company of Solvay. In addition to the award mentioned above, Clute received a Purple Heart. His younger brother, Thomas J. Clute, joined the Army during the summer of 1943.

Pvt. William E. Coe of 107 Caroline Avenue, Solvay, is undergoing six weeks of primary instruction at Parris Island, South Carolina. Coe enlisted in the Marines on December 12, 1942. (1/16/43)

William E. Coe moved to Camillus after the war and worked for Otis Elevator. He died in 1995 at the age of 71. In looking for information about him I came about Arlyn F. "Lyn" Coe, a Solvay native who was an Army veteran of World War 2. He spent most of his life in Fairmount and died in 1994 at the age of 70. He and William E. Coe were not brothers, but might have been related.

The promotion of Asher Samuel Cohen, Quartermasters Corps, of 2281 Milton Avenue, Solvay, from first lieutenant to captain, was announced officially today by the War Department. (10/5/44)
Miss Virginia L. Colbourn, who resides with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Colbourn, 714 Scarboro Drive, has enlisted in the Waves and left Thursday for training at Hunter College. Prior to her enlistment Miss Colbourn was employed by the Group Hospital Service, Inc. (1/21/44)

Pfc. Alfred V. Colbourn, 20, has been missing in action in Germany since December 20, according to a War Department telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Colbourn, 714 Scarboro Drive.

Pfc. Colbourn was a student at Syracuse University when he enlisted in June, 1943. He attended Solvay High School and Carson Long Military Academy in Pennsylvania. He was sent overseas in October, 1944. (1/15/45)

Taken prisoner by the Germans, Pfc. Alfred V. Colbourn has since been released and is now in France awaiting transportation back to the United States.

The Syracuse soldier wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Colbourn of 714 Scarboro Drive, that he expects to arrive in this country soon. He is well, but lost considerable weight in the prison camp, he said. (5/13/45)

Alfred V. Colbourn was discharged from the Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in December, 1945. He lived in Westvale and Fairmount before setting in Onondaga Hall. He was a manufacturer's representative for 15 years at Colbourn Wheel & Rim and for 15 years at Butler Manufacturing. He was a 60-year member and a former elder and deacon of Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church. He died in 2000 at the age of 76.


Lieut. Douglas J. Cole, son of Mrs. Marsh Foster of 267 McKinley Avenue, reported as missing in action October 5, is a prisoner of war of Germany. Mrs. Foster was informed of his imprisonment by the International Red Cross and later received a letter from her son, dated December 8, at a prison camp in Germany.

Lieut. Cole was with an infantry unit in the Third Army. He enlisted in 1940, was mustered out later, and rejoined the Army after Pearl Harbor. He has been overseas since last June. He is 24, a graduate of Solvay High School and had been employed by the Solvay Process Company. (1/12/45)

Douglas J. Cole died in 1991. The following is from his obituary in the September 10, 1991 edition of the Syracuse Herald-Journal:

Douglas J. Cole, a prisoner of war in Germany and Poland during World War II, died Monday at his home after a long illness. He was 72 and lived at 126 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse.

Mr. Cole was commissioned a lieutenant in the Army in February 1942. He was serving in the European Theater near Scarbrucken, Germany, on Oct. 5, 1944, when he and his small unit were surrounded by German troops. They were captured and kept in a barn in the freezing cold before being forced to march to Lumburg.

Corp. Myron J. Cole, husband of Mrs. Helen Cole of 110 Charles Avenue, Solvay, has been transferred to the Air Corps, it was recently announced by the commanding officer at George Field, Lawrenceville, Illinois. (6/7/45)
Tech 5/G Joseph J. Colelli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Colelli, 411 First Street, Solvay, was awarded the good conduct medal and the Asiatic Pacific campaign medal at a South Pacific base. He has been overseas 24 months and at present is with a Signal Corps unit. (2/12/44)

Joseph J. Colelli was a foreman at Allied Chemical for more than 30 years. After retirement he moved to Largo, Florida, where he died in 1989 at the age of 71.

William R. "Bill" Coleman lived in Solvay until he joined the Army during World War 2. After the war he married Angie Mondo and they lived on the Syracuse North Side until they moved to Liverpool. He owned and operated Coleman Construction. He died in 2010 at the age of 89.
Corp. Edward J. Corbett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Corbett Sr., of 223 Draper Avenue, has been promoted to sergeant at Key Field, Mississippi. (9/10/42)

Edward J. Corbett II died in 1990 at the age of 71. He served in the Army Air Corps and after the war became a member of the Syracuse Police Department, retiring as a captain in 1981.

Captain James E. Corey Jr., husband of Mrs. Julie Corey, 209 Sixth Street, Solvay, and son of James E. Corey, 205 Tompkins Street, was promoted to his present rank from first lieutenant in France. He landed with the invasion forces on D-Day, June 6. Captain Corey is attached to a field artillery group. (9/16/44)

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gasparini of North Street, Jamesville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Carolyn Gasparini, to Santo Corrente Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Santo Corrente Sr., Armstrong Road, Lakeland. The wedding will take place next April. Miss Gasparini was graduated from Jamesville High School and is employed in the merchandise department of Rudolph Brothers and Company.

Mr. Corrente, Solvay High School alumnus, received a medical discharge from the Army recently, after three years service. He is enrolled in the College of Business Administration, Syracuse University. (10/28/45)


Arthur E. Cotier, a native of Solvay and a member of the class of 1939 at Solvay High School, served with the Army in Italy during World War 2. He lived on Fay Road, Westvale, after the war and was a retired service technician for Atlantic Tug and Equipment. He died in 2004, survived by his wife, Mary Kotanich Cotier.

At the time of his enlistment, Arthur E. Cotier lived at 318 Second Street, Solvay. His brother, Robert W. Cotier, also was in the Army, being inducted in April, 1942.

MMR 1/c Bernard W. Cottrell, Solvay, was discharged from Samspon Naval Station. (11/16/45)

Bernard W. "Bud" Cottrell, 78, of 204 Power Street, Solvay, died in 1996 as the result of an automobile accident. He remained in the Solvay area, retiring in 1982 after 41 years of service at Pass & Seymour Company.


S/Sgt. John L. Craig, 25, of Solvay, has been liberated from a German prison camp. “Am well and safe. Hope to see you soon,” he wrote to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Craig of 300 Hall Avenue. Sgt. Craig told them he was now on the coast of France and expected to be home some time in June. He had been a prisoner since last November.

He went into service in April, 1942, and received his basic training at Camp Croft, South Carolina. He embarked for overseas duty from Camp Meade, Maryland, last August. Sgt. Craig is a graduate of Solvay High School and was employed by the Solvay Process Company before going in service. (5/24/45)

John L. "Jack" Craig retired in 1985 from Allied Chemical and was a member of its 40-year club. He died in 2003 at the age of 83.
Miss Mary Cunnan, 202 Charles Avenue, Solvay, was to be sworn in as a Red Cross Army nurse today. A graduate of Syracuse Memorial Hospital, Miss Cunnan has been Solvay school nurse for 12 years and has served as a Red Cross home instructor. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cunnan of Skaneateles, formerly of Solvay. She will report for duty at Fort Ontario. (12/7/42)

Thanks to Chrissy McCormick for sending information about her grandfather and his brother:

Frank J Czyz, 110 Gerelock Road, Solvay, entered the Army on February 16,1943, and went to Europe that November as a medic with the 201st Battalion. After the war he lived in Solvay, worked as a mechanic at Rusterholtz & Rossell, also worked at (and retired from) Niagara Mohawk and was the proprietor of Frank's Service Station. He died August 24, 2014, at the age of 90.

Younger brother Stanley Czyz, 822 Milton Avenue, was in the Air National Guard at Hancock Airfield Base, and active in the "Cold War" that broke out after World War 2 ended. He participated in the Berlin Air Lift, flying supplies to the section of the city that was American-controlled, but surrounded by Russian-controlled territory. The Soviets had blocked access to the city by land or water routes, and the United States responded by flying in supplies.

Their older brother, Henry S. Czyz, enlisted in the Navy in 1943. After the war he lived in the Phoenix (NY) area, but worked close to his old home at Crucible Steel (later Crucible Specialty Metals). He died in 1991.

The three Czyz brothers were the children of Sebastian and Frances (Sczurek) Czyz, natives of Poland. According to a 1964 obituary for Frances Czyz, there were five other children in the family — John, Catherine, Elizabeth, Johonna (Joanne) and Lottie. The family home at 822 Milton Avenue is in Syracuse, but in that West Side area where the city and the village of Solvay seem to merge.


Inducted into the armed services:
Donald E. Camp, 332 Beach Road, Lakeland (Army, 9/5/43)
Nick Cefaratti, 406 Cogswell Avenue, Solvay. (4/23/42)
Dominic J. Cellecitti
, 709 Third Street, Solvay (Army, 4/2/44)
Rocco J. Chiaferi, 301 King Avenue, Solvay (Army, 3/2/44)
Anthony L. Cianfrocca, 208 Fifth Street, Solvay (Army, 9/5/43)

William E. Cloonan, 208 Caroline Avenue, Solvay (Army, 5/22/43)
William P. Conahan, 3113 Milton Avenues, Solvay (Navy, 3/2/44)
Floyd E. Coulter Jr., 231 Caroline Avenue, Solvay (Navy, 9/5/43)

Discharged from Fort Dix, New Jersey:
T/5 John F. Chamberlin, 122 Caroline Avenue, Solvay. (11/20/45)
Sgt. Angelo J. Cherchio, Solvay. (12/24/45)
Pfc. Philip Colotti, 213 William Street, Solvay. (6/23/45)
Pfc. Peter Czebeniak, Solvay. (12/24/45)

Pfc. Celestino Cianfrocca, Solvay, returned to New York City on the Hermitage. (11/7/45)

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