Thelma Belitz (Brown)
Thelma F. Belitz, 73, of Airport Rd., Hamilton, NY, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.
She was born May 8, 1944 in Norwich, a daughter of William and Margaret Dietz Brown and was a graduate of Norwich High School. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1963 to 1965. On December 19, 1964, Thelma married Francis X. Belitz at Great Lakes, IL, a loving union of 53 years. Thelma had worked for the Morrisville Auxiliary Corp. at SUNY, Morrisville for 28 years until retiring.
Thelma was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Hamilton. She was a member of the American Legion Post #375 of Hamilton.
Surviving are her husband, Francis; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Shannon Belitz of Rome; a sister, Janice Hooftallen of Earlville; and a niece, Esther Hooftallen, who was like a daughter to her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 PM Monday, January 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s Church, 16 Wylie St., Hamilton.
Interment will be at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hamilton, NY with military honors.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton on Monday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Upstate Cancer Center, 750 East Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.