Clara M. Kurhela, 88

PHOENIX, NY – Clara  M. Kurhela, 88, former Schroeppel resident, passed away at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton, on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

Born in Volney to her late parents, Clara (Baker) and James Curran.

She was a lab technician for General Electric, Syracuse, retiring in 1984 after 24 years of service.

A lady of faith, she was a member of the Central Square Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnessess.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wlfred G. Kurhela in 2004; and her son, Eric Kurhela in 2003.

Surviving are her daughters and son, Elizabeth Russell of Inverness, Fla., Elsa (Sully) Nappa of Hannibal and Arvid Kurhela of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix.

Calling hours will be on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home 431 Main St.

The burial will be on July 10, at 10 a.m. in Roosevelt Cemetery,  4434 State Route 49, Schroeppel.

In lieu of flowers,  donations to Central Square Congregation of the Jehovah’s  Wittnesses, 12 Gildner Road, Central Square, NY 13036.