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Posted by: Thomas Roux Date: April 18, 2000 at 08:10:34
In Reply to: Obit lookup, Syracuse/Onondaga Co. by Sheila Page Gault of 1913

Hi again,
Here is some more info:

Syracuse Post Standard Monday 8FEB1937

Dies on Stage During Church Society Show

Anthony Lavelle Stricken During Minstrels in St. Vincent de Paul Hall

Anthony Lavelle, 43, of 112 Kinne street, died on the stage of St. Vincent de Paul's school auditorium last night in the middle of a minstrel show in which he appeared as an end man. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
An audience of more than 600 persons saw Mr. Lavelle slump forward in his chair while the crowd was still applauding a joke he told a moment before. Unaware that Lavalle was fatally stricken, the audience saw him carried from the stage between two fellow performers.
While the performance of the "Merry Melody Moods" continued with a gay dance immediately after Lavelle stepped from the spotlight, the stricken man was taken back stage. He was removed to an adjourning room by Rev. Charles F. Aylesworth, curate, and others and an ambulance was called from University hospital.
The interne pronounced Lavelle dead on his arrival.
Before the arrival of the ambulance, the black faced minstrel was given the last rites of the church by Rev. William F. Dougherty, pastor of St. Vincent's.
The body was taken to the morgue and released in care of a physician who had been attending Lavelle intrmittently for some time.
The minstrel was the annual pre-Lenten presentation of the Holy Name society of the parish. The performance was to have been repeated tonight, but the second showing was cancelled due to Mr. Lavelle's death.
Lavelle, native of Syracuse, was assistant traffic manager for the Easy Washing Machine corporation. He was a member of the Holy Name society and on the board of counselors of St. Vincent's church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Lavelle; three sons, Thomas, Richard and Raymond Lavelle; a daughter, Anne G. Lavelle, and six sisters, Mrs. Frank Page, Mrs. Merton Smith, Mrs. George Stevens, Mrs. Russell Kiggins, Miss Anna Lavelle and Miss Rose Lavelle.



Syracuse Post Standard Thursday 11FEB1937

Services for Anthony Lavelle, who died suddenly Sunday, were conducted at 9.30 o'clock yesterday morning at the home, 112 Kinne street, and at 10 o'clock in St. Vincent de Paul's church where a solemn high mass of requiem was sung by Rev. William F. Dougherty, Rev. C.F. Aylesworth and Rev. J.E. Callaghan, assisted by Rev. Gerard Horan. Active bearers were John Murray, Harold Potts, Floyd Corcoran, John O'Hern, Charles Robinson and Irwin Milbach. Honorary bearers, members of the Holy Name society, were Joseph Riley, Henry Barron, John Cahill, William Kendrick, Patrick Kelly, Allan Dippold, Frank Gabriel, John Shepardson and Frederick Landers. Burial was in St. Agnes' cemetery.


That's all for now,
Tom




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