Kathleen  (Lingyak) Arcaro
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Kathy “Kathleen” (Lingyak) Arcaro, 61, of Camillus passed away Monday at home. Born in Camillus, she graduated from West Genesee High School and retired after 27 years from NY Telephone Co. Kathy was involved in many activities including past president and volunteer with Pioneer Iroquois chapter; Board member of CNY Sports Corp.; Founder & President for 16 years of Syracuse Crunch Booster Club; volunteer coordinator for Summer and Winter Special Olympics; volunteer coordinator for Susan G. Koman – Race for the Cure; coordinator for Police Olympics; associate member of CNY Fraternal Order of Police; Three times Past President of Camillus Elks Auxiliary; ran blood drive, craft show and garage sales at Elks Lodge for many years; chair person and volunteer coordinator for CNY FOP golf tournament for 7 years; past President American Hockey League Booster Clubs Organization. She is predeceased by her sister Mary L. Petosa in 1998.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 37 years Rocco; her dog Lacey; two sisters Nancy Spillett and Joan McManus; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews; her mother-in-law Lee Arcaro; sister-in-law Maria and brother-in-law John.

Calling hours were 4 to 8 pm January 21 and 4 to 8 pm January 22 at B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, 10 Genesee St., village of Camillus. A Mass was celebrated at 10:30 am Saturday, January 23at St. Joseph’s Church.

Spring burial service will be held at 1 pm April 24th in Maplewood Cemetery, Camillus.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to NYS Elks Major Projects - CP, c/o Rocco Arcaro, 215 Stonehedge Rd, Camillus, NY 13031.

Please sign her guestbook at www.BLBUSH.com

Rocco, Kathy was a very dear friend to me, she helped me to grow into a more caring and sharing person, There are too many special times to list but they will never leave my heart. She will be missed. RIP Kathy I love you!!!!

Written by LoriLori Galoni  of Liverpool, NY on 01/20/2010.
Rocco- I am so very sorry to hear that You lost Kathy. She was a great lady. Hope you are doing OK.

Written by Gary Scherer  of Syracuse, N.Y. on 01/20/2010.
Racco - our prayers are with you and the family.... Kathy was special in so many ways and will be missed every day for the rest of our lives. We are blessed to have known the both of you.
All our love.
Joe and Cindy

Written by Cindy and Joe LaFountaine  of Syracuse, NY on 01/20/2010.
Rocco so sorry for your loss, she was so special in all that she did, she will be missed dearly. Love, Theresa

Written by Theresa  Jackson  of Cicero, NY on 01/20/2010.
Deepest wishes to Rocco... I have had the pleasure of knowing Kathy through the crunch and she was always smiling and always said hello. She surely will be missed by all...REST IN PEACE

Written by John  Law  of syracuse, ny on 01/20/2010.
Rocco I am deeply saddened by your loss. I will always remember Kathy smiling and having a good time at convention and at the hockey games. I will certainly miss seeing her there. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Written by Amy Shellehamer  of Enola, PA on 01/20/2010.
I am so sorry to read of Kathy's untimely death.
When did we meet first? Police Olympics, Special Olympics? Don't know for sure, but I always saw her around Syracuse when I would go out to volunteer. It was like a ritual!
This Fall, a friend took me to a Crunch Game. I looked for Kathy in her usual location, but she wasn't there. I then read the Newsletter and learned of her hospitalizations & surgeries. I emailed Feel Better/Get Well wishes to her from my brother & myself, and had thought of her many times since then.
We only knew Kathy from the various community activities she was involved in. She was a great person, she has certainly made a difference in many lives and will be missed forever!
Our deepest condolences to all of Kathy's family and friends!
Anne & John Ruggeri (John is a Special Olympics athlete from Massachusetts that really enjoys his volunteering to help others).

Written by Anne Ruggeri  of Brewerton, NY on 01/20/2010.
Rocco, Sorry for your loss. Kathy will be remembered for many years to come by all who had the opportunity to meet her. Her passing is a big loss to the AHL Booster Club family. My thoughts and prayers to you.

Written by Bill Walch  of Manchester, New Hampshire on 01/20/2010.
We are so sorry to hear about Kathy,she was a wonderful person, We know she will be missed by many. For as long as we have known her she always was one to help when ever or wherever she could. We very much appreciated the thoughtfulness of the card she sent when Rich's sister passed.
Again, she was a wonderful person and we were lucky to have known her.
Rich and Linda MacDowell

Written by Rich and Linda  MacDowell  of Warners, NY on 01/20/2010.
Rocco, I am so sorry for your loss. I have gotten to know Kathy over the last couple of years. She was a wonderful person, who always had a smile on and did so much for other people. I am glad I got a chance to know such a special person as Kathy. I will miss her. Love, Tina

Written by Tina Swab of Baldwinsville, NY on 01/20/2010.
Dear Rocco,
My mother and I are so sorry about the loss of your wife Kathy. We got to know her and love her over the years thru the blood drives at the Elks. She was such a caring person. When we didn't make it appts she always called to see if we were alright and she always kept us posted on what kind of cookie she was making for each blood drive. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to you.

Linda Kiteveles & Virginia Penalva

Written by Linda Kiteveles  of Warners, NY on 01/20/2010.
Rocco I am lost for words. Kathy was a special lady, always doing for others. I am so glad I got to see you and her not too long ago for a short visit at the store. You and her will be in our prayers. Kathy will always be in our memories. Such a loss for everyone.
Mary and Jim

Written by Mary and Jim Fuller  of Marcellus, NY on 01/20/2010.
Rocco -

Kathy was a special lady. She cared more about others than herself and always looked out for those in need of a hand. That will continue on, just in another form. The arena doors will forever be open to her.

Written by Michael  Folsom  on 01/20/2010.
It saddens to read of Kathy's Passing. I have many found memories of her especially those @ Hockey games and the Arena afterwards. She is a symbolic icon for all that she did for the community. Heaven truly has welcomed a new Angel. God Bless you and yours, Tina (Manzi) Krug

Written by Tina Krug  of North Syracuse, New York on 01/20/2010.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. She is a wonderful person that is going to be greatly missed by all.

Written by Christy, Lance, & Connor  Wentworth  of Lititz, PA on 01/20/2010.

How much she has meant to me and over the years and how lucky I was to have known her does not come close to the loss you must be feeling. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and rest easy knowing that her legacy of kindness lives on in the things she did and the lives she touched with her kinds words or that quick note to let you know she was thinking of you.

Written by Kerry Damon  of Rome, NY on 01/20/2010.
Sorry to hear about Kathy and sorry I havent been around.
She was a great lady and I will miss her dearly

Written by Ann  DeSocio  of Syracuse, NY on 01/20/2010.
Rocco and family
Kathy will be missed in many ways. She would always call me, with information on sickness and or a death of an Ladies auxiliary member, so that I may send a card.
So many activities she was involved with, I have lost count. She will be missed greatly.

My God bless her and keep her.
Shirley Erickson

Written by Shirley Erickson  of Elbridge, New York 13060 on 01/20/2010.
Rocco, I was deeply saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a special person who brought joy & fun to all she met. Her friendship & kindness over the years meant a lot to many people. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers.

Written by Jim Pertuso  of West Warwick, RI on 01/20/2010.
So sorry for the loss of kathy, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her, she was a tremendous worker for the AHLBCCand for her own club, it was a pleasure working with her over the years and i will t4u3ly miss her.tap6

Written by alfred lawrence  of Holyoke, Ma on 01/20/2010.
Rocco - We will miss her wonderful smile in September. I am saddened that she is gone.


Written by Lee & Steve Doyle  of Lowell Devils Booster Club, MA on 01/20/2010.
Rocco, we're so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She always had a smile on her face - always full of fun. She will be greatly missed by her hockey family and I'm sure all the charities she so generously gave of her time. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Written by Frank & Kathy Marshall  of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey on 01/20/2010.
Dear Rocco,
So sad to hear about Kathy. I know it is a great loss to you and your family. She will be greatly missed by so many people that she has met and lives that she has touched over the years. The AHLBC has lost a truly great and loving person. I know that I will greatly miss her at convention - her laughter and sense of humor. Kathy will live on forever in our hearts and memories. She has already started a AHLBCC Heaven bound and is president. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Written by Teddy & Dale Kaltreider  of McSherrystown, PA on 01/20/2010.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We appreciate having such good neighbors and we will miss Kathy. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Janet, Mike & Kelly Strong

Written by Janet Strong  of Camillus, NY on 01/20/2010.
Rocco - We are so saddened to hear about Kathy's passing. She was a role model for all volunteers, never complaining about some of the tasks asked of her and always doing her work with a smile and often a great joke. She will be missed by the many circles of charitable organizations and the entire Central New York community.
Caroline and Dan Stanistreet

Written by Caroline and Dan Stanistreet  of Camillus, NY on 01/20/2010.
Another old friend gone too soon. May your memories comfort you at this difficult time.

Written by Judith Grobsmith-Chengerian  of Lakewood Ranch, Fl on 01/20/2010.
I am very sorry for your loss.
I did not know Kathy as well as others,
however she was very loved and well-respected.
May God bless you and your Family.

Written by Bill Commisso on 01/20/2010.
to Rocco and Kathy's Family
My Heart goes out to you on Kathy's passing.She was a wonderful and speciallady who touched so many people with her smile,her laughter and all the work she did in hockey and outside of hockey.We all have lost someone truly awesome.Syracuse has lost their biggest Booster.The AAHLBC has lost a member of their family and we will all miss her so much.Rocco you have lost the love of your life and I'm truly sorry for that.ALL her friends will carry her spirit forever and where ever they go and travel.We will hold memories close to our heart and she'll never be forgotten.May God bless you Rocco and may Kathy rest in peace forever

Written by Chris O'Shea  of Worcester, MA on 01/20/2010.
Rocco----------I am so sorry for your lost.. I am sure that there are going to be so many people that are going to miss Kathy at all the events that she has hosted in the past years.. She did so much good for others.
She always had a smile and a hello for all that she knew.. She was a great lady and person to know but I am sure you know this already..
Rest In Peace Kathy for you surely deserve it more than anyone knows..

Written by Tricia Cawley  of Brewerton, NY on 01/20/2010.

So sorry to hear about Kathy's passing. I know that for me it will be a great loss as we always had so much fun at convention. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will be missed deeply.

Written by Beatrice Smith  of Halifx, Nova Scotia, Canada on 01/20/2010.
Our sincere condolences to Rocco and family on the loss of Kathy. She touched so many lives in so many ways. Always remember the great memories of her vivacious personality and her ability to make newcomers feel welcome. I know we will always remember her that way. We will miss her and I'm sure you will also. Let her struggle not be in vain but as a tool to further research to battle this horrible disease.

Written by Mark & Nancy Haryasz  of Wilbraham, MA on 01/20/2010.
Kathy was a great person. She had a great personality, she was always quick with a smile, or a laugh. SHe knew how to take charge, of anything. She will be sadly missed. A life ended way to short.

Written by Alice Bauder  of homer, ny on 01/20/2010.
Rocco - Gene and I were so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. We both send you our sympathy. You are in our prayers at this difficult time. Take Care and draw on all who surround you at this time.

Written by Gene & Kathy Palladino  of Syracuse, NY on 01/20/2010.
I was saddened to hear about Kathy's passing... she was a great person and will be sorely missed by all. I hope to see you at this year's convention... Take care

Rick DiLorenzo

Written by Rick DiLorenzo  of Dracut, MA on 01/20/2010.
Dear Rocco,

Words can't express how sorry I am. Kathy and I had so many good years of friendship in the office and personally. The world won't be the same without her. Her kindness and commitment to so many people. I hope that all of your wonderful memories of her will help to comfort you.

Written by Lydia Dumas  of Auburndale, Florida on 01/20/2010.
Kathy You will be missed. I know you and Doug Clark are already planning a Pig Roast for the Angels. RIP

Written by Joseph Roy  of Newburgh, New York on 01/20/2010.
Rocco, I am so very sorry for your loss. Kathy was a wonderful woman who touched many lives, she will be truly missed...My deepest sympathy to you...

Natalie Sgambati

Written by natalie sgambati  of Minoa, NY on 01/20/2010.

I only knew Kathy for a shot time and looked forward to seeing her at FOP meetings and Virginia Beach. She made me feel welcome at both and will miss her. Man could she talk and organize people to help at funraisers. She had a generous heart and I will especially miss her at Christmas when I hang her VB Christmas ornament. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Karen Williams

Written by Karen WilliamsRocco,   of Liverpool, NY on 01/20/2010.
Rocco and Family,

I had met Kathy through hockey and the booster club. She was kind and a great person. I will miss her when I go to the convention. My sympathies to all of you. She will be in my prayers.

God bless,

Pat Haarrington
Cleveland Hockey Booster Club

Written by Pat Harrington  of Lakewood, Ohio, 44107 on 01/20/2010.
Dear Rocco,
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family on Kathy's untimely passing. We had many years at New York Telephone and what a wonderful person she was. Organizing and helping others was her passion. She will be missed and remembered for all the wonderful things she made happen. May she rest in peace and help heaven get organized to greet us when we arrive. We ask God's Blessing on all the family.

Jim & Flora Baines

Written by Jim Baines  of Englewood, Florida on 01/20/2010.
So sorry Rocco. I enjoyed my visits with Kathy while in Virgina Beach. VB will not be the same. Kathy was such a friendly person and will be missed.

Written by Eileen Knickerbocker on 01/20/2010.
Tom and I are so very sorry for your loss. Kathy was a wonderful person who always thought of others. It will take a long time for us not to look for her when we visit Camillus. Take care of yourself Rocco. I can't imagine how difficult this is for you.

Written by Barbara Bush  of Greene, New York on 01/20/2010.
Rocco and family - I was deeply saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. Her good cheer, sense of humor, and selflessnes will be missed by all who knew her.

The hockey community now has a deep void, which will be hard to fill. I am sure that all of the other communities of which she was a part will also feel her loss.

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Written by Marlene Lein of Hooksett, NH on 01/20/2010.
It is with great surprise that we hear about the death of Kathy. We never knew a sweeter girl. Barb remembers her from our high school days and also from her dedicated work at the blood drives at the Elks Club. We never saw her without a smile on her face. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her husband and family.

Written by Barb & Jim Aureli  of Thonotosassa, Florida on 01/20/2010.
I haven't seen Kathy in a couple of years but from the first time I met her and got to know her through the Crunch Booster Club, I always felt a special kinship. She made everyone feel important. I will miss her. My prayers and condolences are with you.

Written by Sandy Shepard  of Baldwinsville, NY on 01/20/2010.
I Have worked with Kathy many years at the phone company and have also had the pleasure of chatting with her at the elks lodge. She was a great lady, im very sorry for your loss.

Written by Tracey Keyes  of Liverpool, NY on 01/21/2010.
Rocco and Family

I'm sorry for your loss. I will miss her alot.

Mike Manning

Written by Michael  Manning  of Everett, Ma on 01/21/2010.
Rocco and family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.



Written by Carla D'Antonio of Akron, Ohio on 01/21/2010.
We were very saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. She was always the smile that greeted us when we came to watch the Rats and Crunch play. She was a great lady. The Booster Club conventions will never be the same without her. It is a great loss. We hope that our prayers can give you some comfort at this time.

Written by Sue & Tom Schamerhorn  of Catskill, NY on 01/21/2010.

Sorry for your loss. Kathy was truly a gem. Through all the years at NYT and the many pioneer functions, booster club, special olympics etc that I came in contact with her,when something needed to be organized Kathy was there. As a fellow Elk,the motto Elks,Care Elks Share,certainly is what Kathy lived for. She will be missed by the many she has touched.

Written by Michael Markham  of New Bern, NC on 01/21/2010.
I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy was a very kind and well respected woman. She will be greatly missed.

Written by Danielle Wilson  of Cicero, NY on 01/21/2010.
my deepest sympathy
from cousin bill jennings in texas

Written by bill jennings  of katy, texas on 01/21/2010.
Rocco -My wife and I are very sadden for your lost. It was a pleasure to have known Kathy. We will remember her for the good times at the Crunch games and for you and Kathy's hoaspitality and friendship on the road trips, at the golf tournaments and the summer picnic gatherings at your home. We will miss Kathy.

Our Deepiest Sympathy,
Wayne and Cindy Gallaher

Written by Wayne Gallaher  of Syracuse, N.Y. on 01/21/2010.
Sorry to hear about Kathy. We will really miss her as was a lot of fun right from the start when we met both of you at the booster club convention years ago. She made us feel so welcome when we first met and it will not be the same.

bruce & charlotte dinning hamilton ontario

Written by bruce & charlotte dinning  of hamilton, ontario on 01/21/2010.
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Kathy's passing. A very special lady who fought a courageous battle. From the AHL convention to the many charities that she graciously gave her time and energy to, she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Until we meet again, rest in peace Kathy.

Written by Melinda Harty  of Pittsburgh, PA on 01/22/2010.

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Kathy was a great lady and I have many memories on the bus rides to the away Crunch games...She will be missed.

Jim Snowberger

Written by Jim Snowberger  of Cicero, NY on 01/22/2010.
My prayers are with Kathy's family - she was a nice lady who i met at special Olympics

Written by Shelia Daniels on 01/22/2010.

I am sorry to hear about Kathy. She will be

Bruce R Dinning

Written by Bruce R Dinning  of Hamilton, Ontario on 01/22/2010.
Dear Rocco:

It was with great sadness I read of Kathy's passing. We always shared some laughs when she came to the dentist office. She was a great lady.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Written by Joan Egan on 01/22/2010.
We are sorry to hear about Kathy, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Written by Billie & Carl Mills  of Brewerton, New York on 01/22/2010.
Just remember all the great times you had together, I'm sure she's looking down on you. So sorry for your loss

Written by sue green on 01/23/2010.
Dear Rocco & Family -
I am very sorry for your great loss. Although I only knew you both from the Booster Club Conventions, it was always very clear to me that you two shared a special relationship. She was a devoted lady and will be missed.
HUGS & Prayers
Jody Cady
(Albany Booster Club)

Written by Jody Cady  of Mechanicville , NY on 01/23/2010.
Rocco, we were so saddened by the news of Kathy's passing. We remeber her from past conventions, and know she will be missed! May God bless you. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Lisa & Ray Doherty

Written by Ray Doherty  of Lewiston, ME on 01/23/2010.
I was in high school with Kathy and I will always remeber the wonderful smile she always had for everyone. Kathy was a selfless person and I know how much she will be missed.

Written by Anne Kasper-Morgan  of Jacksonville, Florida on 01/23/2010.
Rocco, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We extend our deepest sympathies.

Mike and Mary

Written by Mike & Mary Smorol  of LaFayette, New York on 01/23/2010.
Dear Rocco

On behalf of the Hamilton Booster Club members and executive please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss of Kathy.
She will always be remembered for her contributions to the Booster Club Conventions.

Yours sincerely

Ray RIchardson, President
The Growl, Hamilton Bulldogs Booster Club

Written by Ray  Richardson  of Ancaster, Ontario on 01/23/2010.
From the ushers and ticket takers at the War Memorial, Kathy will be truly missed. She was a wonderful friend and was very kind to all of us. On every holiday she would give us cookies and candy for the occasion. We are so sorry that she lost her battle with cancer. She was very courageous.

Written by Barbara Albro  of syracuse, ny on 01/24/2010.
Dear Rocco, I only knew Kathy in the last couple of months of her life but she was special. God bless and take care of yourself. Deb Patterson, Crouse

Written by deb patterson on 01/25/2010.
Rocco -
On behalf of the Baltimore Bandits Booster Club we offer our deepest sympathies on the passing of your wife and best friend. Kathy was a very special lady who touched many lives. She is loved by all of the AHL Booster Club members. We will miss her smile and sense of humor at the conventions. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
I hope to see you in Binghamton in September. I need my right hand guy at initiations !!!!

Howie Lewis
Baltimore Bandits Booster Club

Written by Howie Lewis  of Baltimore, MD on 01/26/2010.
Rocco,So sorry to hear of your loss. As Kathy's VP with Pioneers, she showed great concern for her community. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Written by April Schad of Syracuse, NY on 02/06/2010.
Rocco - I am so truly sorry for your loss of Kathy. I had the privlige of working with her for the last 6 1/2 years with the Elks Lodge blood drives. She always made every blood drive special and every donor feel appreciated. She helped to save so many lives with her efforts. I will miss Kathy dearly not only as an exceptional volunteer, but as a great friend. Please take care of yourself Rocco. I can only imagine how difficult this time must be for you.

Written by Kristin Crandall on 02/10/2010.
My sincerest condolences on your loss.
Marc J Speziali

Written by marc speziali  of norwich, ny on 04/18/2010.
Again, so sorry to hear about Kath. My sincere condolences go out to you my friend.God Bless for someday you will meet again.

Written by Robbie Wewlls  of Las Vegas, Nevada on 04/18/2010.
A beautiful lady, a treasured, irreplaceable friend...a perfect soul. Rocco...I love you and am there for you. Just ask. And Kathy...I know where you are. Close to a field, by a stream, with every dog you ever loved. And the angels sing.....Peace

Written by Sue Galster  of Camillus, NY on 04/24/2010.