Ira Fisher, chairman of Advocate, announced
today the organization is calling
for an investigation of a funeral held for a
man who died in December.
Fisher said Howard OViatt, who was in
his 70s, had lived at the Syracuse Developmental
Center before he moved to Sunny- w* side Nursing Home 18 months ago.
When Oviatt died Dec. 15 he was receiving
assistance from Medicaid, and his funeral
arrangements were made by the
County Department of Social Services.
Fisher said there were no calling hours,
the casket was of poor quality, a station
wagon was used (as opposed to a hearse)
and Oviatt was not buriedimmediately.Syracuse Herald Journal | 1979-02-06
yesterday in a local nursing home. A native
of Vermont, he lived in the Syracuse
ares for many years. There are no known
Services will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. at
I>elaney and Greabell Funeral Home,
East Syracuse, the Rev. Dr. Lloyd Shepftard
officiating. Burial will be in Loomis
There are no calling hours.Syracuse Herald Journal | 1978-12-14 www.newspaperarchive.com, worth the cost, which is minimal
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