Hear from a few of our former residents and family members.
“Janice and I have been blessed to have been born and lived our lives in the Baldwinsville community. We both attended Baldwinsville schools, as did our four parents, our three children and two grandsons. Our lives have been interwoven with the Baldwinsville community and the wonderful people who live and have lived in it. We have tried to give to our community in both service and monetary ways as means of giving back some of what we received.
McHarrie Life has provided comfort and care to thousands of people during the many years of its existence. With its Baldwinsville location it allows people who are in need of nursing home care or rehabilitation to stay in their own community. Each of us may hope never to need this special care, but if we do it is there to take care of our needs. There would be a major void in our community if McHarrie Life was not here. Every person in our community should be thankful for its existence and support it to the best of their capabilities.
Janice and I were both taught as children, by examples set by our parents, that services to others is the greatest gift you can give yourself. It is the way to be truly happy. You do not have to be wealthy to give and our parents were not, but it is important to give what you are capable of.
There are many worthwhile organizations in our community and beyond that are worthy of our support. There are a number that we try to help. We feel that McHarrie Life should be at or near the top of every Baldwinsville area resident’s list because of its service to so many people in our community.”
Frederick S. Marty
“My family has been involved with McHarrie Life since the 1930’s. At that time, my grandmother Bertha “Berd” Marty represented her church on the Board of Directors of the MLF. When “Berd” died in 1963, her daughter (my aunt) Virginia Weidig became active, as she still is today. Around 1988, I was asked to join the Board of Directors, and I continue to act in various capacities with the McHarrie Life Foundation.
When I was a child, my mother Virginia B. Marty, used to help me study for my vocabulary quizzes. One of the words I learned was “eleemosynary” which means “pertaining to charity” and I remember my mother saying that is one of things that the Marty family is about, giving to charity.
I feel that the Syracuse community has been good to our family. My grandfather owned and operated the successful F. Marty Candle Company on Hickory Street in the city for many years. We were taught to give to our community, which has richly blessed us. Because of my connection with the Foundation, the choice to give to the Caring for Generations Capital and Endowment Campaign was easy. It allows me to do two things that are very important to me: be philanthropic and support the Foundation.”
“Like my nephew (Fredrick S. Marty) I feel very fortunate to be able to contribute to organizations that I believe in. That is much of the reason why I continue to include McHarrie Life and the Foundation in my charitable plans. It has always been exciting to be a part of McHarrie Life, but at no time greater than now. We are poised for the next generation of healthcare! I am deeply proud of my involvement with the Foundation.”