Bill Macko

 May 21, 2011

William F. Macko May 21, 2011 William F. Macko, 78, of Marcellus, passed away Saturday at home. Born in Auburn, he grew up in Scipio Center and was a graduate of Union Springs High School and Syracuse University. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Bill was a retired police officer with the Syracuse City Police Dept. and was also formerly employed by Niagara Mohawk in the security and print department. Bill was a member of Marcellus United Methodist Church, where he served as head usher. He was also a member of the American Legion in Baldwinsville, the Fraternal Order of Police and Syracuse Police Benevolent Assn. An avid golfer and hunter, Bill was a certified instructor for the NYS Hunter Safety Course and a member of the Payne Lake Rod and Gun Club. He volunteered at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Meals on Wheels and served on the Marcellus Village Planning Board. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge in Syracuse. He also enjoyed kayaking, reading, gardening and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William and Ann Macko. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, the former Janet Prior; children, Cheryl Macko (Mario) Hazen of Weatogue, CT, Mark (Susan) Macko of Camillus, Scott (Holly) Macko of Satellite Beach, FL, Elizabeth Macko (John) Zellar of Manlius, Stephen (Donna) Weaver of Lynchburg, VA, Linda (Don "Dondo") Forth of Canastota and Jeanne (Jim) Clary of High Point, NC; uncle, Paul Macko of North Syracuse; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one on the way; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and a multitude of wonderful friends. Relatives and friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marcellus United Methodist Church, One Slocombe Ave. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jan Smith Fund, (care for needy children), c/o Becky Eaton, 2 Learners Landing, Marcellus, NY 13108 or Marcellus Free Library, 32 Maple St., Marcellus, NY 13108. Buranich Please share condolences at