Diocese of Syracuse Deacons Richard (Dick) Dwyer and George (Bud) Maynard died last weekend. Both were on retired status, said Deacon Dr. Robert Fangio, Director of Deacon Personnel.

Deacon Maynard, of Fulton, had served at Holy Family in Fulton, Pope John XXIII in Liverpool, and St. Paul in Oswego. He was a member of the second class of deacon formation, the class of 1979, and retired in 2016 from his assignment at St. Paul.

Deacon Maynard, who earned his pilot’s license at 14, served in the U.S. Air Force as a marksmanship instructor training flight crews for the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Angela, and their three children and their spouses and six grandchildren. Calling hours for Deacon Maynard are 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Pope John XXIII in Liverpool, and the funeral will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 at the same church; Bishop Douglas J. Lucia will celebrate the Mass.

Deacon Dwyer was ordained in the third class, the class of 1981, and would have celebrated his 40th anniversary to the diaconate this November. He served at St. Mary in Cortland for 21 years. Deacon Dwyer had been living in Florida since 2002. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

Deacon Dr. Fangio asks for your prayers for the repose of the souls of Deacons Dwyer and Maynard and for peace and comfort within their families, including their wives, Angela Maynard and Coraljean Dwyer.

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