Obituary of Alderic R Caza
Alderic R. Caza, age 87, of passed away on April 27, 2020. He was born in Syracuse, NY on January 9, 1933, the only son of the late Anna (Rutkowski) and Alderic G. Caza. Al was a graduate of Syracuse Central High School and served honorably for 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He later received his Associate’s Degree from Central City Business Institute in Syracuse.
Al was the proud and loving husband for 62 years of Dotty (Pinkowski) Caza who died in 2017. He is also predeceased by his son-in-law, David Dolan of Otego, NY and his granddaughter, Jessica Caza of Marcellus, NY. Survivors include Al’s 5 children: Patricia (Peter) Matone of Skippack, PA; Michael (Robin) Caza of Marcellus, NY; Elizabeth (Stephen) Steenrod of Laurel, MD; Susan (David) Matour of Audubon, PA; and Mary Dolan of Otego, NY. Al is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Meredith (Matone) Cross, Adam Matone, Erin Colwell, Nathan Caza, Mallory Caza, Zachary Caza, Natalie (Steenrod) Lopresti, Camille Steenrod, Daniel Matour, Sarah Matour, and Martha Dolan, and 3 great grandchildren: Gabrielle Cross and Gavin and Connor Colwell.
Al lived most of his life in the greater Syracuse, NY region, including 34 years on the family farm homestead in Fabius, NY. In 2010, Al and Dotty moved to Audubon, PA.
Al was a barber for 55 years, and co-proprietor with his father of Frenchy’s Barber Shop, a fixture in Syracuse from 1922 through Al’s retirement in 2005. He was honored at the time of his retirement by the mayor with a Community Recognition Day. Al was active in the American Legion, serving two terms as Commander of Post 41.
Al was a faith-filled, life-long, practicing Catholic and was a regular volunteer at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Syracuse, NY, St. Paul/Immaculate Conception in Fabius/Pompey, NY and St. Teresa of Avila in Norristown, PA.
Al was a prolific storyteller. During his career as a barber, he was a frequent guest on local radio talk shows and was often featured in local newspapers. After moving to PA, he was a popular, regular contributor to his community magazine.
Due to current public health concerns, Al’s funeral mass will take place at a later date at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Syracuse, NY followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A Memorial Mass will also be celebrated at St. Teresa of Avila, Norristown, PA at a later date Please check www.hollisfuneralhome.com for updated service information.
Memorial may be made in Al’s memory to Honor Flight Philadelphia, PO Box 003, Broomall, PA 19008.