8/12/2019 – Mary Ellen Giltz, Alexandria Bay

Mrs. Mary Ellen Giltz, 88, a longtime resident of Alexandria Bay, died Saturday, August 10th, at Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego where she resided for a short time. There will be a graveside committal service on Wednesday, August 14th, at 10am, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt, N.Y. There will be no calling hours.

Mary Ellen was born, August 24th, 1930, in Syracuse, the daughter of Albert and Nellie Trant Markert. She graduated from Syracuse Catholic Schools and also from Le Moyne College.

She married Robert (Bob) Giltz, on September 10th, 1960, at St. Cyril’s Church in Alexandria Bay. He died on November 24th, 2010.

She worked for a 10-year period for the Onondaga Department of Social Services. Upon her marriage, she moved to Alexandria Bay. She also worked for the Jefferson County Department of Social Services for a time, then she assisted her husband in the operation of their business, Giltz Funeral Home, for many years.

Mary Ellen was a member of Saint Cyril’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her son, Charlie (Suzanne) of Baldwinsville; two daughters, Rita Graham of Florida, and Eileen of Alexandria Bay; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Albert and Thomas Markert, both of Syracuse, died before her.


  1. Don Keegan Posted

    Charlie- your friends at NSCSD are thinking about you during this time of loss. With Sympathy.

  2. Rob Premo Posted

    Eileen, I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Chuck Yonko Posted

    Charlie – Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

  4. Carla Donohue Posted

    Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  5. Mary beebe Posted


    I am sorry for the loss of your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    Through this difficult time

    Mary Rob and Jake Beebe

  6. Rita and Family,
    Thinking of you all as you say good bye to your mom. Your mom will always be with you in your heart and in your memories. May she Rest In Peace as she is reunited with your dad and other loved ones on the other side.
    So sorry for your loss.

  7. Matthew Heinrich Posted

    Charlie, so sorry to hear this sad news. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Judy Hadley Posted

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a beautiful lady. I used to do hair for them at the funeral home was how I got to know her. You are all in my prayers! Judy

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