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Margaret Lorraine Barlow

- - September 10th, 1964


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From Carolyn Barlow on August 19th, 2012
Always in our hearts, never forgotten.
 
From Margaret Lorraine Barlow on August 21st, 2012
From: Carolyn Barlow: 

Always in our hearts, never forgotten.

 

Kathleen T. Barry (McDonough)

March 18th, 1944 - December 15th, 1997


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Kathleen Theresa McDonough, 53, of Clear Lake City, Texas, died Wednesday in Webster, Texas.  Mrs. McDonough was born in Oswego, New York.  Surviving are two children, Michael John III of Clear Lake City and Mary Moon of Webster, Texas;  four brothers John B. Barry of Saco, Maine; Kevin Barry of Oswego, N.Y.; William Barry of Providence, R.I.; Dennis Barry of Liverpool, N.Y.; and three sisters, Evelyn Hutcheson and Mary Bellardini, both of Oswego, N.Y., and Linda Hayes of Plymouth, Minn.

Services were in St. Paul’s Church, Nassau Bay, Texas.  Burial is in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Oswego, NY.  Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

 

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Sallie Baxter (Steinburg)

- - December 22nd, 2004

 

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Carol Jean Bennett (Michnick)

- - May 25th, 1998


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OSWEGO – Carol J. Michnick, 54, died May 25, 1998, at her home.

Born in Oneonta, she had resided many years in Oswego.

Mrs. Michnick was employed as a teacher for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in the Incarcerated Youth Program at the Oswego County Correctional Facility. She previously operated a day care center for seven years. Prior to that she was employed by USA Airways.

She loved cooking and was an avid gardener.

Surviving are her husband, Howard; a daughter, Marjorie Sincavage of Oswego; four stepchildren; a sister, Shirley Baker of Oswego; a grandchild, Elizabeth Rose Sincavage; five step-grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her mother, Marjorie (Coller) Bennett; her father, Gerald A. Bennett; and her brother, Gerald R. Bennett. 

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Services will be private.
There are no calling hours.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dr. Jonathan Wright, Health Science Center, Oswego, for continued
cancer research.

Arrangements in care of the Nelson Funeral Home, 124 W. Fifth St., Oswego

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From gretchen Peebles Ballmer on February 26th, 2012
Carol Bennett was so gifted and intelligent.  I remember her beautiful handwriting.  So was so kind during our days at Campus School.  She has written her memory in so many hearts.
 

Catherine Ann Blunt (Campney)

- - October 25th, 1993


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Mexico Independent
October 25, 1993

Catherine A. Campney
Catherine A Campney, 49, former Mexico resident of 1980 Friendship Road, Auburn, KY died Monday,
October 25, 1993, at her home.  She was born in Oswego on March 21, 1944.  Mrs Campney is the daughter of Eleanor (Guyett) Blunt and the late Clarence Blunt.

She was a graduate of Oswego High School in 1962.

She is survived by her Mother; her husband Charles H. Campney of Auburn, KY; 
a daughter Christa L. Smotherman of Auburn, KY;  and two sisters, Karen Mangano and Carol Pringle, both of Oswego.

Burial will be in Mexico Cemetery.


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From Bob Workman on April 6th, 2014
Kathy was a sweet girl that everyone liked in high school. Around 1960 our class took a bus trip to NYC where we toured a big Museum, ate at the Automat, and rode the subway system.  On the bus ride home I sat next to Kathy. We talked a long time, and after a while she laid her pretty head on my shoulder and fell asleep with her hand in mine. It was the first time I had ever held a girl's hand, and it remains one of my life's most unforgettable and most precious memories. God Bless, Kathy!
 

Marianne Boyzuck (Strong)

- - June 10th, 2012

 

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Born in Oswego, Marianne was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Van Buren) Boyzuck and was a graduate of Oswego High School.


She was employed as a teacher’s aide and worked in the office at Oswego High School for more than 20 years.

Marianne was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Church, from teaching Bible School to being a Eucharistic Minister.

She was an avid spoorts fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing softball and always enjoyed playing a round of golf.  She loved to go camping, was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed planting and taking care of her flowers.

Marianne loved to bake and crochet and enjoyed working the voting booth for elections.

Surviving are her husband of 23 years, Thomas “Dick” Strong; three brothers, Edward Boyzuck, Patrick Boyzuck and Timothy (Tracy) Boyzuck all of Oswego; a sister-in-law, Teri Boyzuck; and she was the proud aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Mariannee was predeceased by her brother, Daniel Boyzuck, in 2002.

Funeral service was held on  Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Paul’s Church.

Burial was  in  St. Peter’s Cemetery.

 

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Allan Broder

- - January 30th, 2006


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ALAN BRODER

January 30, 2006 Alan Broder, 61, of Weedsport and formerly of Oswego, died Monday. Employed many years as window washer in Oswego. There  are no survivors. No Services. Spring Burial in riverside Cemetary.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on February 3, 2006

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Joanne Butera (McRae)

- - November 9th, 2014

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OSWEGO — Joanne M. (Butera) McRae, daughter of the late Margaret N. Raymond and
Joseph Butera Sr., passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.

She was also predeceased by her former husband, Robert E. McRae, and her great-granddaughter, Julianna Weller.

Joanne was employed 22 years with Eagan Real Estate.

She is survived by her brother, Joseph (Joy) Butera Jr.; her aunt, Lucille Cortese Russell;
her son, Robert T. McRae; grandchildren Angela (Jacob) Weller and Anthony McRae; three great-grandchildren, Arianne, Jordan and Alexis Weller; a cousin, Angela (Tim) McHenry; and several nieces, nephews and other cousins.

Services will be private.

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Richard Callen

- - February 17th, 1987

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Richard Callen, 43, a former resident of Oswego, died Feb. 17 in Chicago, Ill.

Mr. Callen was born in Oswego and was the son of Ann Callen and the late James Callen.  He was a graduate of Oswego High School.

Mr. Callen served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Ann Callen, are two brothers, James Callen of Vallejo, Calif., and Bruce Callen of Oswego, a sister, Mrs. Michael (Rose) Parker of Pinole, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:15 a.m. from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home at 9 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Burial with full military honors will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

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Joseph Chesare

April 16th, 1944 - July 4th, 1987


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From John Chesare on July 29th, 2013
My name is John, I am Joe's youngest of 2 boys...  It took me a while to find this article...it was written shortly have his death...  Thought I would share it...
 
 
A Tribute To Joe Chesare...

July 11, 1987

To the Editor:

Oswego and it’s youth baseball programs lost a good friend recently.  He was a kind, soft-spoken, good-natured friend, and a sportsman in the truest sense.  He was a friend and coach who was revered by youngster, teens, and adults.

Such a man was Joe Chesare; loved and respected by so many.

As a coach, he never demanded more - but never expected less.  His kids on his teams, or those he helped along the way, always gave their all because Joe had a special way of bringing out their best.  His encouraging remarks, positive reinforcement, helpful practice sessions, and constant guidance not only developed individual players but brought about fine team play and effort.

He was a fine example of good sportsmanship, fair play, and giving credit where credit was due even if it was for the opposing team; he would be the
first to acknowledge a fine play by the opposing team.

Many practice seasions did he attend, not only those he called weekly for his own team, but those of others as he thoroughly enjoyed watching the progress and growth of the players and was always there with helpful tips along the way.

He was always at the Fort, pursuing that interest. 
His presence we will see no more, but he will never leave our hearts and minds.

There was one more ball game to be played, and HE knew who to call.

Art & Jean Chetney
 
 

Cal Burdett Clark

- - March 11th, 1992


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Cal was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the Navy from 1966 to 1968. He was buried Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Erie, PA with military honors.  A resident of East Springfield, PA at time of death.
 

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William Joseph Cloonan

- - December 3rd, 1986


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William J. Cloonan Jr., 42, a resident of 126 W. Seneca St., was pronounced dead on arrival this morning at Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Cloonan was born in Oswego and was the son of William J. and Grace C. (Goewey) Cloonan and was a life resident of the area.  He was a graduate of St. Mary’s School and Oswego High School.

Mr. Cloonan was employed with station maintenance at Niagara Mohawk.

He was a member of VFW Post 2320.

Surviving in addition to his parents are is wife, Phyllis (D’Imperio), one daughter, Kelly Cloonan, two sons, Kevin and William Cloonan, all of Clay, two brothers, James of Clifton Springs, N.Y. and Daniel of Oswego, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. from St. Mary’s Church.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

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Donald Edward Coon

- - May 20th, 2007


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Oswego – Donald E. Coon, 64, and a resident of County Rt. 4 in the Town of Scriba, passed away Sunday, at the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Coon was born on Oswego, the son of the late Orlon and Mary (Arroway) Coon. He was a life resident. Prior to his retirement, he was employed, for many years, as a carpenter on various local construction projects. He was a member of Carpenter’s Local #747. Mr. Coon enjoyed woodworking, and operating radio controlled airplanes, and was a member of the Oswego Valley Modelaires. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn (McCabe) Coon of Scriba; 2 sons, Donald (Jennifer) Coon of Texas, and Michael (Debra) Coon of Lacona; a sister, Valerie (Tom) Lockwood of Florida; 3 grandchildren, Audrey Coon, Devin Coon, and Ripley Coon; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Robert Coon and David Coon. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in North Scriba Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 69, Lycoming, NY, 13093. Arrangements are in care of the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Oswego.

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Charles "Chip" Corbett

July 16th, 1944 - October 28th, 2011


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Written by Chip Corbett.

On October 28, 2011 Charles F. “Chip” Corbett, 67, life resident of Scriba, departed to finally see the face of God, and be welcomed into the arms of his wife for their final journey together. Barbara was able to leave on this adventure in October of 2009, but due to earthly circumstances, Chip had to remain here until today. During their time together here, they were fortunate to be able to enjoy much of our great country by motor home and motorcycle.

Together for almost fifty years, they were to be blessed with four children; Valerie (Joe) Raffa, Scott (Peggy) Corbett, Joe (Tammy) Corbett, and Ginny (Warren) Vandish, who presented them with eleven grandchildren and four (soon to be six) great-grandchildren.

Chip was the proprietor of Chip’s Collision for forty-five years. During this period he was able to help preserve several vintage cars and motorcycles for future generations, as well as maintaining more modern vehicles. In earlier years he was also a private pilot.

Although he enjoyed many things in life, his family brought him the most satisfaction. He considered himself a “professional grandfather” and tried to set an example for all the grandkids. He and Barbara will be patiently waiting for all of their family to be reunited in Heaven.

Surviving, besides his children, are his eleven grandchildren, Patricia (Brad) Taylor, Capt. USAF Joe (Angela) Raffa, Nicolas Raffa, Jared (Leah) Raffa, Kristen Corbett, Aaron Corbett, Brett Corbett, Alida Ann Corbett, Caleb Joseph Corbett, Lindsey Rose Vandish and Emily Rose Vandish; a sister, Judy (Doug) Smith; four great-grandsons, Isaiah Taylor, Gideon Taylor Uriah Taylor and Joseph Anthony Raffa Jr.; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Patricia Whaley.

Calling hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Tuesday, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 2819 Co Rt. 45, Fulton. Burial will be in North Scriba Union Cemetery where seven generations of his family repose.

You may honor Chip’s memory by making a donation to the local Salvation Army or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Lawrence Robert Decker

- - October 17th, 2009


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Mr. Lawrence R. Decker, of Medina, died suddenly Saturday evening, October 17, 2009, at the Orangeburg Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, SC, while on his way to Florida.

Larry was born in Oswego, NY on February 10, 1945, a son of Vivian J. (Garlock) Decker-Millis and the late Milton Decker. He graduated from Oswego High School in 1962 where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BS in Education in 1966. While at St. Lawrence, he was a four year player on the Saints Football Team and a member and officer of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Larry began his mathematics teaching career in Medina in the fall of 1966. He taught in both the middle and high school until he retired in 2000. After retirement, he worked four years at the Albion Middle School as part of their AIS Math program. He was an important part of Medina Mustangs Sports. After working in the Medina Freshman and J.V. programs, he became a head varsity football, basketball and tennis coach. While varsity football coach, he had three undefeated seasons culminating with trips to Rich Stadium. After retirement, he also led the Albion Tennis Team to a League Championship. He earned many coaching honors throughout Western New York and was a member of the Medina Mustang Hall of Fame. Survivors include his mother, Vivian Millis of Chico, CA; his wife of 40 years, Judy; his two beloved children and son-in-law, Brett Decker and Melissa (Tony) Osburn; very special papa to Justin and Derek Osburn; a brother, Richard (Kathleen) Decker of Ballston Spa; a sister, Debby (William) Munno of Great Neck, NY; several nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth. Larry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Medina and an active member of Shelridge Country Club. For the past four years, he was a member of Del Webb Spruce Creek Country Club in Summerfield, FL where he was very active in many community activities. Besides playing golf, his newest sports love was playing pickleball. He was a good man who will be missed by his family and many, many friends. Friends may call on Thursday (4-8) and Friday (2-5) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center Street, Medina. The Reverend Alfreda E.S. Morse will officiate at an 11 AM funeral service on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 522 Main St., Medina. Interment will be in West Ridgeway Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Medina High School Athletic Department where a scholarship will be set up in Larry’s name. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhomemedina.com.

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From Judy Decker on February 16th, 2012
Larry was a wonderful man, a devoted husband and an amazing father and grandpa.  He had a very successful career teaching mathmatics and coaching football, basketball and tennis in Medina, New York.  He spoke fondly of his years at Oswego High School and the friends he had there.  He was so looking forward to the 50th reunion.  Please think of him when you are reminiscing about times at OHS.  Best wishes for a great weekend.  Thank-you.  Judy Decker
 

Felicia Diment (Smith)

March 31st, 1944 - December 14th, 2013

 

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Felicia F. Smith, 69, a resident of Oswego, passed away December 14, 2013, at home.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Louie and Bernice (Clary) Dement.

Felicia worked as a Certified Aide at St. Luke Health Services.

Surviving is her husband, Albert Smith; three daughters, Connie (Tim Jacobson) Smith, Vicky Smith, and Tracey Olcott; one son, Albert Smith Jr.; grandchildren, Felicia, Cyle, and Dillon.

Services will be held privately.

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Robert Charles Dingman

- - June 23rd, 2007


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Robert C. Dingman, Sr., 63, died Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Rochester General Hospital.

Robert was born September 16, 1943 to Clifford and Lilla Slocum Dingman in Oswego, N.Y.  A U.S. Navy veteran in the Vietnam era, Robert worked as a custodian in the Webster Central School System.

Robert is survived by his wife, Betty J.; two children, Robert Jr. (Nicole) of Union City, NJ and Gretchen (Drew) Wirges of Tucson, Ariz.; father, Clifford of Oswego, N.Y.; two brothers, Thomas (Patricia) of Albany, N.Y. and David (Lorraine) of Fulton, N.Y.

The Rev. Peter Mills officiated at the 1:00 p.m. funeral service at Crossroads Community Church, Webster on Monday, June 25.  Interment was at Webster Union Cemetery.  Memorial may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
 

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James Ronald Familo

- - September 8th, 2006


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September 13, 2006

JAMES RONALD FAMILO

Feb. 7, 1944-Sept. 8, 2006

James Ronald Familo, 62, of San Diego died Friday. He was born in Oswego, N.Y., and was an employment caseworker.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Familo; daughters, Lisa Familo, Kirsten Jackson and Abbey Familo, all of New York, and Jennifer Familo of San Diego; sons, Scott Familo of New York and Jamie Familo and Cory Familo of San Diego; brothers, Kenneth Familo and Michael Familo of New York; and seven grandchildren.

Services: private.

Donations: Nature Conservancy, 3033 Fifth Ave., Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92103.

Arrangements: El Camino Pacific Beach Mortuary.


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Suzanne Ferris

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From Bonnie (Pitcher) Davis on February 9th, 2012
Susie was one of my very best friends from grade school up there isnt a day goes by i dont miss all the fun we had growing  was at her house more than     i was home . she was the brain of this friendship I love and really miss you sue. I know you are watching me and laughing at this memo forgot a few words!!!!!!!!!         
 

Ralph P. Fontana

November 1st, 1942 - April 17th, 2009


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Ralph P. Fontana, 66, a resident of 946 Middle Rd. in the town of Scriba died Friday at his home. He was born in Oswego, and was the son of the late Silvio and Frances Nasca Fontana. He was the husband of Lynda Callen Fontana. Mr. Fontana served in the US Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mr. Fontana was an Oswego City Fireman for a short time prior to his employment at Alcan, where he served as a member of the Alcan Volunteer Fire Department. He was a former member of the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Fontana had also been employed as a control room operator at the Oswego Steam Station and retired from NRG Power Co. in June 2003. Mr. Fontana was involved in many civic organizations including American Legion Post 268, VFW Post Quattrini-Dehm Post 5885, Friends of Fort Ontario and a past member of H. Lee White Museum. Mr. Fontana was instrumental in the development of the Oswego Veteran’s Museum and Heritage Center, and an advocate for local veteran’s affairs. He was a Communicant of St. Mary’s Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Angela (Mark) Spreter of Brewster, Lisa (John Belt) Ellis of Oswego, Teresa (Chad) Evans of Cutchogue, NY.; two sisters: Nancy (Vito) Pace of Ft. Myers, Fl. and Cosimina (Joseph) Masuicca of Oswego; four grandchildren: Samuel Spreter, Aidan Spreter, Timothy Ellis, Maggie Ellis, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wed. 8:30AM from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 9:00AMAM in St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday 4-7PM at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to: Oswego County Veteran’s Museum and Heritage Center PO Box 397 Oswego, NY 13126, or a charity of one's choice.

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Ronald Joseph Galletta

- - September 1st, 1985


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Ronald J. Galletta, 41, of RD 3, died Sunday at the Oswego Hospital.
 
Born in Oswego, Mr. Galletta graduated from Oswego High School.
 
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Galletta of Oswego; four brothers Gerald, Eugene, John and Paul Galletta, all of Oswego; one sister, Mary Stevens of Oswego; one half-sister, Tammy Collins of Fulton; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
 
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Familo-Scanlon Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

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Kenneth Charles Goodroe

- - July 5th, 2012


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Kenneth Charles Goodroe, passed away July 5, 2012, at home with his family by his side, at the age of 67.

Goodroe was born and raised in the town of Scriba.  He graduated from Oswego High School in 1962, served two years in the United States Navy aboard the USS Davis DD-937, where he was a 3rd class gunners mate.   After the military in 1965, Goodroe worked at Alcan Aluminum Corp in Scriba, where he completed a New York state four-year mechanical millwright machinist apprenticeship.  In 1974 Ken switched jobs to a mechanical supervisor at the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant.  He retired after 25 years in September 2000.

Ken was a life member of the Oswego Elks No. 271, VFW No. 9218, Scriba and  15 years as a member of Scriba Volunteer Fire Department.  Ken also spent 20 years as a special deputy with the Oswego Sheriff’s Department.  Also, Ken was a member of the New Haven Leatherstocking Club.  Ken was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved his time at Fallbrook hunting camp; It was what he called “God’s country,” and why not!


Ken was predeceased by his parents, Ken and Aletha in 1990 and 1993; a brother, David in 1974; and in 1985 by a daughter, Cheryl Anne.

Ken is survived by his loving wife, Sharon, of 46 years; daughter, Cynthia Farella of Oswego; son, Robert Goodroe (a commander with the United States Navy) of 17 years; daughter, Eva (Pete) White of Moorsville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Joey and Nick Farella of Oswego, Ryan Goodroe of Virginia Beach, Va., and Kennedy Cheryl White of Moorsville, N.C.; one brother, Carl (Joan) Goodroe of Scriba; numerous sisters and brother-in-laws; and many nieces and nephews.


 
Services were held  July 9 at St. Mary’s Church.

Burial was in Peck’s Cemetery.

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Julie Ann Hadlow (Taormina)

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Barbara A. Hogaboom (Corbett)

- - October 14th, 2009


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Barbara A. Corbett
(August 7, 1944 - October 14, 2009)
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Barbara A. Corbett, 65, a resident of Co Rt. 1, Scriba, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Watertown, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph R. and Florence I. (Franklin) Hogaboom.

Barbara was a retired Teacher’s Assistant of Special Education at Riley Elementary, Oswego.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling in her RV, bluegrass festivals and spending time with family and friends at the lake.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Charles “Chip” Corbett of Scriba; two daughters, Valerie (Joe) Raffa of New Haven and Virginia (Warren) Vandish of Palermo; two sons, Scott (Peggy Ann) Corbett of Fulton and Joseph (Tammy) Corbett of Oswego; four brothers, Keith Hogaboom of Colorado; David Hogaboom of Florida; Ret. Capt Salvation Army, Larry Hogaboom of Michigan and Leroy Hogaboom of Oregon; one sister, Beverly Ahern of Florida; eleven grandchildren, Patricia (Brad) Taylor, 1st Lt. USAF Joe (Angela) Raffa, Nicolas Raffa, Jared Raffa, Kristen Corbett, Aaron Corbett, Brett Corbett, Alida Ann Corbett, Caleb Joseph Corbett, Lindsey Rose Vandish and Emily Rose Vandish; three great-grandsons, Isaiah Taylor, Gideon Taylor and Uriah Taylor; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by two brothers, Norman Hogaboom and Gary Hogaboom.

A Celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Co Rt. 45, Volney, with family friend, Pastor David Grey officiating.

Burial will be in North Scriba Union Cemetery immediately following the Service.

Calling hours will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Friday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Oswego County Hospice, St. Jude’s Children Hospital or the Oswego Salvation Army.


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William Hogan

- - October 25th, 2012


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William E. "Hoagie" Hogan Jr.,70, a resident of Liberty Street passed away on October 25 at St.Luke Health Services.

Born in Oswego, he was a son of the late William and Edith (Wallace) Hogan and was a graduate of the Oswego High School.
He was employed with many grocery stores in the Oswego area and later was a bartender at the Shamrock Tavern.

He was a member of the Moose.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Frances Crego, three children, Victoria (Ralph Jr.) Lagates of Oswego, William Hogan III of Oswego, and Richard (Cindy) Hogan of Cato, a brother, Andy Hogan of Oswego,four sisters, Mary Ketcham of Oswego,Nancy Bond of Mexico,Barbara Hogan of Syracuse, Donna (Fred)Hammond of Mexico, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 from the Dowdle Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5.

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Lyons Thomas Hunt

- - May 22nd, 2002

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Lyons T. Hunt, 57, of 251 W. Sixth St., Oswego, died Wednesday.  He was born in Oswego.  He was a draftsman at Black Clawson Co., Fulton and Xerox Corpl, Rochester.  He was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2320, Oswego, Guacho’s Marching Band, Fulton, and the Oswego High School Marching Band.  He was an Air Force veteran.

Survivors:  Two sister, Johanna McCann and Charlene Weldin, both of Oswego. 

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From Bonnie (Pitcher) Davis on February 9th, 2012
 Lyon and I were great friends for a long time in Drum Corps"' we had alot of fun on our road trips to different parades! I will truly miss you my friend
 

Gary Illingworth

January 27th, 1944 - March 26th, 2013

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  1. Gary L. Illingworth, 69

OSWEGO, NY – Gary L. Illingworth, 69, a resident of Crestwood Drive, passed away on Tuesday March 26, 2013, at his home.

Born in Sackets Harbor, he was the son of the late Floyd Ilingworth and Ethel (Rehor) Kymer of Oswego.

He was a graduate of Oswego High School and SUNY Oswego and had attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.

Mr. Illingworth was a 20-year veteran of the New York Air National Guard.

He was an accomplished musician who was involved in the music industry for many years.

Surviving besides his mother, are his wife of 47 years, the former Jan Hampton; two daughters, Heather Illingworth of New Paltz and Sarah Illingworth of Denver.

He was predeceased by his brother, Donald Anderson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. from the Dowdle Funeral Home.

There are no calling hours.

Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charles and Mary Haney Fund, 140 W. Sixth St., Suite 110, Oswego NY 13126.

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From Yolanda Precioso on April 30th, 2013
I offer my condolences to you.  I will be praying for Gary and for your family.
I was the AFS exchange Student from the Philippines during our Senior Year at OHS.  I stayed for a year with Carol Bennett Michnick and her family.  I remember Gary in the hallways.  Always remember your happy times with Gary.  Hopefully, that will help ease your grief.
 
Yolanda
 
From Martha Steinbach on April 30th, 2013
I got to know Gary again through emails leading up to our class reunion. He made his family and our class proud with the achievements he accomplished in his lifetime. He built their house himself, spent 20 years in the National Guard helping to protect our country, did website development in addition to his real avocation as a professional musician. He was a successful songwriter and backup musician who worked with some of the biggest names in the business. His footprint is large and will be difficult to duplicate.
 

Robert Jensen

- - February 28th, 2011


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Robert M. Jensen, 67 and a resident of Meadowbrook Circle in Fulton and formerly of Oswego passed away Monday in the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Jensen was born in Oswego and was the son of the late Kenneth D. and Marguerite Martin Jensen. He was a Communicant of St. Mary’s Church and was a graduate of St. Mary’s School and the Oswego High School. Bob had a heart that touched many people and was well known and loved by many. He was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous and had eleven years of full sobriety. He is survived by his sister Barbara Jensen of Syracuse, a close friend Schuyler Alguire with whom he resided and two cousins. Funeral services will be Tuesday 10:30AM from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 11:00AM in St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 5-7PM at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army 73 West Second St. Oswego, NY 13126

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From Martha (Meyer) Steinbach on March 5th, 2012
Bobby was a gentle soul who always entertained us and we loved him.  His life was hard and often cruel but he was a survivor and to his immense credit, he  overcame adversity. I will miss his not being at the reunion because I was really looking forward to hanging out with him and catching up on the last 50 years.    
 
From brad russell on December 21st, 2013
late 1964, early 65.basic training fort dix nj. cold winter lots of flu and pneumonia. bob and I survived. such a cute little guy always made us laugh.and a good laugh is what all of us needed.i never told him I was gay and I'm sorry I didn't have the courage to tell him.i can only imagine how much his relatives and schuyler miss him. he was such a radiant light. and I can see in the photo of him as an older man,the young boy of 21 that I knew so long ago.i will always remember him. brad
 

Barbara Kapuscinski

- - December 27th, 2013

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Kenneth Ketcham

- - June 8th, 1977


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Services for Kenneth C. Ketcham, 32, of 199 E. Second Street, who died Wednesday will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dain Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in Saint Peter's Church. He was a supervisor at Oswego Castings Company.

Mr. Ketcham was an ardent hunter, fisherman and sportsman.

Surviving are his wife, the former Judith Mullen; three daughters, the
Misses Jennifer, Kathy, and Janet; and four sons, David, Kenneth Jr., Steven and Randy, all at home; two brothers, Kevin and James, both of Oswego, a sister, Mrs. Joan Corey of Scriba, and several nieces and nephews.

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David Gregory Kolch

- - June 2nd, 1986


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WAACNewsletter
Volume 8, Number 3, Sept. 1986, p.7

Memorial: David Kolch, 1944-1986

by Victoria Blyth-Hill

David Kolch died in Chicago on June 2, 1986. His ashes will be buried in Minetto, New York and Florence, Italy. While earning a Masters Degree in Art History from Syracuse University (1973), David spent several years in Florence working with fresco paintings and participating in the post-flood effort. In 1974, he began an apprenticeship at the Fogg Art Museum, receiving his Certificate in Conservation in 1977.

Interrupting his work as Museum Conservator for the Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, CT from 1977-1981, he served as Temporary Associate Conservator of Paintings at the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT in 1980. In 1981, David moved to Los Angeles to become the Paintings Conservator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. To mention only a few of his projects, he worked on such noteworthy exhibitions as the French Impressionist "A Day in the Country" and also contributed research to the field on "Materials and Techniques in an Unfinished Altarpiece by Rosso Fiorentino" (AIC Annual Meeting 1983). In 1985, David moved to Chicago to become the Paintings Conservator for the Art Institute of Chicago.

David touched many of our lives and hearts during his short, but full lifetime. He contributed not only to the field of conservation but enriched the lives of all who came to know him. An artist in his own right, the holiday season never failed to inspire him to communicate a seasonal greeting through his beautifully collaged artworks. Wherever he made his home, David set aside a "studio" space, reserved to create and view his work. If you weren't aware of him as a conservation professional, one would think he was an artist, historian and collector first, judging by his knowledge, enthusiasm and gift of appreciation for the arts. His talent and interests didn't stop there, he was also a gourmet chef and loved to entertain with luxurious dinner parties and lively conversation.

Many have lost David but many more will be denied the pleasure of having known him. In his dry humor as he was often heard to say on leaving the Museum at night, "I'm getting out of this Hell Hole," and he has, but far too soon.

Contributions can be sent to: David Kolch Memorial, Epigraphic Survey Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago, 1155 East street, Chicago, Illinois 60637.


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Daniel LeMay

- - July 26th, 2013

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Daniel F. LeMay, 69, a resident of Columbus, IN and a former resident of Oswego, N.Y. passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013.
Daniel is survived by his wife of 50 years, Agnes “Penny” LeMay, four children, Darryl F. (Dawn) LeMay of Naples, Dwayne G. (Lisa) LeMay of Mexico, Deanna L. (Dave) LeMay-Schipper of Columbus, IN and Jerret K. (Suzanne) LeMay of Baldwinsville; two sisters, Betty (Jim) Anderson and Barbara Knosp both of Oswego; a brother Fred (Carol) LeMay of Oswego; and 7 grandchildren.
There will be a service and celebration of life held to honor Daniel in the Fall in New Haven, NY. Further information concerning the service will be announced at a future date.
           

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Joseph Anthony Loguidice

- - May 2nd, 2011

 

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 Joseph A. Loguidice, 67, of Las Vegas, Nev., died at home May 2, 2011.

Born in Fulton, Oct. 1, 1943, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  For much of his life, Joe traveled extensively through the Middle East -- including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Bangladesh -- while working in communications for the U.S. government and General Elecric Co.

Joe was predecesed by his mother, Mary (Cosimento) Zeno, and is survived by brothers Thomas (Annette) Loguidice of Futon, Leo (Rita) Loguidice of Fulton, sister  Catherine (William) Langdodn of Fulton and numerous neices and nephews.

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Walter G. McCracken, Jr.

May 11th, 1943 - November 13th, 1959


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Walter G. McCracken, Jr.

Walter G. McCracken – died on November 13, 1959. He was hit by a truck while returning home after taking his brother, Douglas, 11, to a neighbor’s home near Perry Hill. He was born May 11, 1943 in Oswego and entered Oswego High School this fall, having graduated from the Campus School at Oswego State College of Education ninth grade last June. He had been a member of the Campus School basketball team and was trying out for this year’s Oswego High School varsity quintet. He attended Trinity Methodist Church.

Besides his parents and brother, Douglas, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Leonard (Betty) Ouderkirk, Fulton; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. McCracken, Fruit Valley; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Des Jardine, Burlington, Vt., and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Monday at the Scoville Funeral Home, The Rev. George M. Butler, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home tonight 7 to 9 p. m. and Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m.


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From Gretchen Peebles Ballmer on February 26th, 2012
Walt died a month after we left for California.  He was such a joker and such fun at Campus School.  I have a feeling that Walt is still very happy in fact better in Heaven He died helping his brother.
Do you think they have basket ball in Heaven ?

 

Marguerite Leona McLean (Romanoff)

- - May 20th, 1991


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Services for Marguerite Romanoff, 47, of Mexico RD2, who died Monday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Young & Son Funeral Home, Fulton.  Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.

Mrs. Romanoff was born in Oswego.  She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Oswego, and sang in its choir for several years.  Mrs. Romanoff was a musician, singer and songwriter, and was serving as secretary of the Snowbelt Songwriters Guild at the time of her death.

Surviving are her husband William; four daughters, Shawna Romanoff at home, and Marguerite Clark, Carolyn Criss and Tammy Lynn Criss, of Oswego; a son, William Criss of Oswego; her mother, Marguerite McLean of Mexico; three sisters, Carolyn Gunther, Dorothy Alton and Patti Hodges, all of Oswego; a brother Frederick McLean of Mexico; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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Judith Mumford (Goodman)

- - April 22nd, 2005


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Judith A. Goodman

April 22, 2005 Judith Goodman, 60, of Oswego, died Friday. Survived by her husband, William Goodman; a daughter, Susan (Matthew) Coffey; a son, Robert (Julie) Goodman; four grand- children: Matthew and Steven Coffey, and Emily and Haley Goodman. Funeral services will be held Monday at  9
a. m. from Dowdle Funderal Home, 154 E. Fourth St., Oswego. Calling hours will be today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on April 24, 2005.

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From Gretchen Peeblels Ballmer on February 26th, 2012
While traveling back to Oswego several years ago I was so happy to see Judy.  She was a classmate at Campus school.
She lived close to my home in Oswego.  I will always remember Judy and smile.

 

Paul Murray

- - July 9th, 2013

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Paul D. “Bud” Murray, 69, a resident of Co Rt. 89, Oswego, passed away July 9, 2013 at Crouse Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Paul P. and Helen (Rose) Murray.

He was a graduate of Oswego High School and received his Associate Degree at Onondaga Community College.

He was a US Navy Veteran serving from 1961-1968.

Bud was employed many years with Verizon Telephone.

He was a guitar player in many area bands, an amateur radio operator, “N2BCQ”, a classic car owner (member of the Country Cruzers), and enjoyed fly fishing. Bud was a past member of the Oswego Elks 271.

Surviving is his wife, Janet (Wilshire) Murray; a daughter, Brenda Murray of Georgia; two sons, Brian (Melissa) Murray of Georgia; John (Angie) Murray of North Carolina; three sisters, MaryAnn (Fred) Bailey of Florida; Shirley (Donald) Wallace of Georgia; Judy (Victor) Darrow of PA; five grandchildren, Kylie, Shea, Wynn, Evan and Audrey Murray; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, at St. Mary’s Church.

Calling hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

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Robert Anthony Natoli

- - August 5th, 2012

 

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Robert Anthony Natoli, 68, of Minetto, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Bartolo and Josephine (Alaimo) Natoli.

Robert worked at Alcan Corp. for more than 38 years, retiring in 2006. Bob was a graduate of the National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo. For a time he worked at the IGA.


Bob loved to trout fish with his children and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Bob enjoyed gardening and was well known for his beautiful tulips and irises and his strawberries and braided garlic. He enjoyed cooking and making flowers from a piece of copper wire.

Bob was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea. He was a member of American Legion Post 486. He was a former councilman and town supervisor in Minetto. He collected Minetto memorabilia.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, JoAnn (Pappalardo) Natoli; son, Paul (Kimberly) Natoli, of Oswego; three daughters, Deborah Natoli, of Minetto, Pamela (Christian) Sturick, of Oswego, and Amanda (Fred) Deinhardt, of Vesta; his beloved grandchildren, Dominick Natoli and Natalie and Sophia Deinhardt; brother Felix (Rose) Natoli, of Perry; his in-laws, Richard (Rosa) Kemmis, Salvatore (Rosalie) Pappalardo, and Leo (Wanda) Pappalardo, all of Fulton.  

Services were August 8 at Our lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto.

Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery of Fulton.

There are no calling hours, at the request of Robert.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Walter RG Baker Neonatal Unit at Crouse Irving Hospital, Syracuse, or St. Jude's Hospital.  Nelson Funeral Home had care or arrangements. 

 






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Margaret Olin (Thomas)

- - December 20th, 2004


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December 20, 2004 Margaret Mary Thomas, 61, of 187 West Sixth St., died Monday at her home after a short illness. Mrs. Thomas was born in Oswego. She was a Catholic Charities Family Care Provider. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Thomas was predeceased by her husband, Lowell Thomas Sr.; and her father, George Olin. She is survived by her son, Lowell (Jennifer) Thomas Jr. of Oswego; two daughters, Mary (Donald) Graham of Oswego, Susan Thomas of PA; her mother, Mary Olin of Oswego; one brother, George (Christine) Olin of SC; six grandchildren, Tiffany, and Jolena Graham, Angela, Cassandra, Jessica, and Michael Thomas, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 8:15 a.m. from the Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Cemetery. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum. Calling hours will be Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on December 21, 2004

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From Susan Thomas on January 30th, 2013
Mater...you are wiser than you know. May God bless  you with peace and love. May you have found happiness that seemed to elude here on earth. May Grandma Sissy and you be doing the Irish jig with all the angels in heaven. Ya vas la blu always...Susie
 

Garry Paice

September 29th, 1942 - July 16th, 2013

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Edward “Garry” Paice, 70, of Fulton, NY and Chandler, AZ passed away suddenly at his home in Fulton on Tuesday July 16th, 2013.

Born in Fulton on September 29th, 1942, to the late Catherine Paice Lass and Harold V. Paice, he grew up and attended school in Oswego. It is there that he met the love of his life, and wife of 48 years, Leslie Brown Paice. Together they have resided in Fulton for the majority of their time together while recently spending winter months in Arizona.

He served in the National Guard and was a former member of the American Legion Post 268. He spent the majority of his career in the masonry trade before retiring from the NY Power Authority in 2000. Garry had a passion for long distance running and accomplished 10 marathons, including the NYC Marathon twice. He was an avid golfer, a member at the Oswego Country Club and enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. He attended Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fulton.

Surviving are his wife, Leslie; a son, Scott (Samara) Paice of Bradenton, FL; a daughter Karri Lee (Mark) Gibala of Phoenix, AZ; two brothers, Ronald Paice of NJ; Dennis Paice of AZ, four grandchildren, Ryan and Keegan Paice and Sean and Matt Gibala; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Charles Paice.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St, Oswego, NY 13126.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 64 Gillespie Road, Fulton, NY 13069.

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James Michael Parker

- - November 6th, 2014

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Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2014 4:00 am | Updated: 2:01 am, Mon Nov 10, 2014.

 OSWEGO — James Michael Parker Sr., 72, a longtime resident of Oswego , passed away on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at Oswego Hospital.

 Mike was born in Plattsburgh, the son of the late George and Mary (McDermott) Parker.

 He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Reynolds Parker, and is survived by his sons, James Michael Parker Jr., of Middletown, Conn.; and Christopher Parker, of Oswego; their wives, Heather Parker and Keri Parker; and four adoring grandchildren: Jude, Jade, Charlotte and Stella Parker. He is also survived by his oldest brother, Robert Parker, and his wife, Madelyn, of Saranac.

 Mike served as city assessor for the city of Oswego for several years. In addition, he served on the boards of the Oswego Credit Union and Riverside Cemetery. Most importantly, he was a long-standing member of St. Stephen's Church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister and a business administrator.

 Calling hours will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.

 The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at St. Stephen's Church in Oswego.

 Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

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Edward Penfield

- - December 2nd, 1997


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Edward R. Penfield, 53, of 25 E. Seventh St. died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born in Oswego.  Mr. Penfield served in the Army in Germany from 1965 to 1967.  He was a member of Laborers Local 214 and loved to bowl and played city league softball for many years.

Surviving are his wife, the former Maryanne Walker; a daughter Theresa Penfield of Oswego; two stepdaughters, Victoria Nelson and Cathi Calvin, both of Oswego; two sons, Jerry of Texas and Brian of Oswego; three stepsons, Lawrence Dunsmore of Oklahoma, Scott Dunsmore of Maryland and David Robbins of North Carolina; four brothers, Richard of Oswego and Donald, Howard and Paul, all of Scriba; five sisters, Helen Babcock and Frances Wadas, both of Scriba, Shirley Dashnau of Oswego, Peg Troglin of Texas and Barbara Hoyt of Scriba; and a grandson.

A brother, Ted Penfield, and a sister, Sue Sarat, died previously.

Burial is in St. Peter’s Cemetery

 

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Mary A. Reidy (Barbera)

December 31st, 1943 - September 17th, 2011


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Mary A. Barbera
(December 31, 1943 - September 17, 2011)

 

Mary A. Barbera, 67, a resident of Syracuse Ave. Oswego, passed away September 17, 2011 at her home.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel (Hotaling) Reidy.

Mary worked as a Register Nurse throughout New York and Connecticut.

She enjoyed crafts, reading books and spending time with her family.

Surviving are five daughters, Ann Marie (Jonathan) Summerville of Hannibal; Annette Barbera of Fulton; Chrystal (Tony) Mayo of Orlando, Fl; Cynthia Smith (Dave Stevens) of New Haven; Theresa (Gerry) Amyot of Grand Island; a son, Joseph (Kristine) Barbera of Oswego; a brother, Larry Reidy of Minetto; two sisters, Audrey (Bill) Chetney of Fulton; Sevilla (George) Talamo of Stewart, Fl; a brother-in-law Gilbert Dubouis of Rochester; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her loyal companions Collin and Aura; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Richard Barbera, a sister Dorethea Dubouis, and grandchildren, Angelina Marie and Richard Maynes.

Funeral Services will be held 11a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 9-11a.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, at the funeral home 11 West Albany St. Oswego.


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Gaytonne Marie Reynolds (Loughney)

- - July 25th, 2008


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Gaytonne Marie Reynolds Loughney of Oceanside, Ca. lost her 31/2  year battle with ovarian cancer on 07/25/2008. Gaytonne was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing, her loving husband, Vince, children Abby and Vince, Jr. and her sister-in-law Sue.   

Born 07/15/1944 in Gouverneur, NY to Ken and Ruth LaPlatney Reynolds she grew up in Oswego, NY graduating from Oswego High School. She worked for Sealright Corp. in Fulton, NY in the payroll division for 12 years.

Gaytonne is survived by her husband, Vincent J. Loughney, her daughter Abby Loughney-McKinney of Fayetteville, AR, her son Vince Loughney, Jr. of San Diego, CA, sisters Jeanne Hendon and Nancy Spangler both of Rensselaer, IN and sister Susan Bies and brothers Roger and Jon Reynolds all of Oswego, NY.

She married Vincent Loughney of Geneva, NY on 12/29/1972. She left work to devote her time to her family raising two wonderful children and supporting her husband throughout his career.

Her hobbies included horseback riding and paper doll collecting.

In  recent years she participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” helping to raise funds for cancer research.


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David Joseph Segal

- - December 21st, 2004


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David Joseph Segal – born 27 May 1944; died 21 December 2004
 
David J. Segal, Mechanical Engineer
 
David J. Segal, 60, a mechanical engineer and computer programmer, died Tuesday in his Clarence home after a short illness.
 
The Oswego native graduated from Oswego High School and then went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. He moved to the Buffalo area in 1966.
 
Mr. Segal enjoyed sailing on his boat and was a member of the Tuscarora Yacht Club.
 
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Bettie L. Parker; a daughter, Stacey Palermo of Lancaster; a son, Jeoffry of Akron; a sister, Suzan Nesbitt of Oswego; a brother, Michael of Minneapolis; and two grandchildren.
 
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Joseph Evan Shoenfelt

- - June 24th, 1992


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Joseph E. Shoenfelt
Sister resides in Oswego
Randolph, N.J. - Joseph E. Shoenfelt, 48, a resident of Randolph, died Wednesday at the Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y., following a long illness.

Mr. Shoenfelt was born in Pensacola, Fla., on May 12, 1944. He had been employed as a technical researcher with AT&T, Bell Labs for 22 years.

Mr. Shoenfelt was a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, class of 1966. He received his masters degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity of Union College, Sigma X, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. He was a coach for the Girls Recreation Basketball Team of Randolph.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Stopher) Shoenfelt; three daughters, Nanette Holder of Randolph, Tanya Shoenfelt of Newport, R.I., and Jodi Shoenfelt of Randolph; his mother, Ann R. Steinen of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a sister, Debra Jaskula of Oswego; and a granddaughter.

Arrangements are in care of the Tuttle Funeral Home, Randolph.




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From Gretchen Peebles Ballmer on February 26th, 2012
I was a classmate with Joe at Campus School.  He was such an intellengent person. Reading his obituary I learned how truling gifted he was.  I remember that Joe was not a showoff and how he did care about his classmates.  I was really stugging with my math assignment and he was able to help me understand it.  He was a great person.


 

Norman Siembor

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From Bob Workman on January 1st, 2012
 Norm was a very close friend of mine all through high school. We played golf together, constantly. He lived out around the loop in a little green house with his dad and grandmother. Many a time he would get up at 5AM, make a lunch, slip his golf bag over his shoulders, get on his bike, and pedal all the way to Battle Island to meet me for a day of golf. We'd pay $3.50 to get on the course and then play from dawn to dusk. One Saturday, we played 54 holes, carrying our bags all the way. Then he would slip his club bag over his shoulder and ride his bike back home, in the dark.  Norm was a good, kind, loving, caring father who adored his kids and his lovely wife. Losing them, was more than he could bear. Nowadays, whenever I play golf, I use a cart...and Norm always rides along with me. I miss my friend.

 

Betty Marie Skinner

- - November 7th, 2001


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Betty Skinner, 56, of 415 Hudson St., Syracuse, died Wednesday.  Born in Oswego, she graduated from Oswego High School in 1962.  She was a legal secretary for Pinsky & Skandalis in DeWitt.  Her companion, Arlen Hofmann, died previously.

Survivors:  A son, Eric of Nedrow; her mother, Elida LuLu Weidman of Fulton; two brothers, William and Charles Skinner, both of Oswego; five grandchildren.  Services:  11 a.m. at Nelson Funeral Home.  Burial, Mexico Cemetery.  

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Catherine Elmina Smart (Boyzuck)

- - July 5th, 2007


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Catherine E. Boyzuck
 
July 5, 2007 Catherine E. Boyzuck, 64, of Oswego, died Thursday. Mrs. Boyzuck is survived by her husband of 44 years, Edward Boyzuck II; sons, Edward III and Richard Boyzuck; brother, Richard Smart; sister, Nadine Haines; five grandchildren. At Catherine's request, there will be no calling hours, and no funeral services. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on July 7, 2007

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From Richard Boyzuck on October 5th, 2011

I love and miss you mom, but I still your love and caring.  Your grandchildren are doing great.  Mom your are a great lady.

Love Always
Ric

 

James Joseph Stepien

- - May 31st, 2008


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James J. Stepien, 64, a resident of Co Rt. 4, Scriba, passed away May 31, 2008 at his home.

He graduated from Oswego High School in 1962.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Collard) Stepien.

Jim was a Chef for several local restaurants. He enjoyed working in the yard, flowers and carpentry work. He was a NASCAR fan and Dale Earnhardt and Jr. Fan.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia (Fox) Stepien, they celebrated their 30th anniversary on April 8th, a daughter, Andrea Painter of S.C., one son, Jeffrey Stepien of Las Vegas; a brother, Paul R. (Denise) Stepien of Oswego; a grand-daughter, Taylor Stepien of Las Vegas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 4-8p.m. Tuesday at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

Contributions can be made in his great-nieces honor to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 100 Metropolitan Park Drive, Suite 400, Liverpool, NY 13088.


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Margaret Louise Stopher (Shoenfelt-Kirsch)

- - January 1st, 2000


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RANDOLPH, NJ  - Margaret Shoenfelt-Kirsch, 56, a resident of Randolph, N.J. since 1970 and a former resident of Oswego, died Jan. 1, 2000 at St. Clare’s Hospital/Dover, Dover, N.J., of an apparent heart attack.  She was predeceased by her first husbland, Joseph Shoenfelt, in 1992.  Surviving are her husband, Helgard Kirsch; three daughters, Nanette Holder of Randolph, N.J., Tanya Nizialek of South Riding, Va., and Jodi Glenn of Linwood, N.J.; her mother E. Margaret Stopher of Oswego; two brothers, Emmet Stopher of Camillus and John Stopher of Dewitt; one sister, Pat Mitchell of Clovis, N.M.; seven grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Rockaway Memorial Fund, 1 Hoagland Ave., Rockaway, N.J. 07866.


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From Susn Miller (Chamberlain) on November 18th, 2012
Margaret was not only my friend, but my backyard neighbor.  Margaret was smart, very musical, steady, a loving daughter and sister and a loyal friend.  She always gave 100% to any activity or academic pursuit.  Margaret truly loved life.

Margaret and Joe Shoenfelt were sweethearts from Campus School all through high school.  Margaret went off to Syracuse and Joe to Union. They married young, during freshman year, and Margaret moved back with her parents and to SUNY Oswego while Joe continued at Union.  I admired how they made a difficult situation work.  Margaret and Joe had a solid marriage and three terrific daughters.  Unfortunately, both Margaret and Joe passed way too early, and the world is a lesser place for that.

Margaret and I stayed in touch over the years; I looked forward to hearing from her.  I miss Margaret and thnk of her with fondness.  She was a great lady.





 

John Gordon Sullivan

- - February 9th, 2006


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John G. Sullivan, 61 and a resident of 928 County Route 20 died February 9, 2006 at his home. He was born in Oswego and was the son of the late Harold and Frances Schultzkey Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan had been employed for many years as an artist with several newspaper publications in Los Angeles, California. He had served in the US Navy and the US Naval Reserves, serving two tours of duty off the coast of Vietnam. He was Communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He is survived by 1 brother Gary F. Sullivan of St. Augustine, Florida, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Monday February 20, 10:00AM from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 10:30AM in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 4-7PM at the funeral home 112 East Second St.

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Edwin Charles Tifft, Jr.

- - March 15th, 1995


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Edwin “Ted” C. Tifft, Jr., 50, of 221 Windcrest Drive, Camillus, died March 15, 1995, at home.  Ted had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Ted, an Oswego native, resided in Camillus for 25 years with his wife, the former Karen Churchill and three children, Bob, Joe, and Molly.

With his family Ted was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, where he was a lecturer and Eucharistic Minister.  He was a member and former president of the Camillus Optimists Club. Ted served on the Board of Directors of Hospice of Central New York in its formative years and the Hospice Development Foundation.  He was also a member Syracuse Chargers, participating in local races and the Marine Corps Marathon. 

A graduate of Syracuse University with a PhD in chemistry and of the University of Rochester with a BA in chemistry, Ted joined O’Brien & Gere in 1971. His 25-year history with the firm holds many accomplishments.

Ted served as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist for O’Brien & Gere Engineers, as well as president of O’Brien & Gere Laboratories.  He was also a member of the Board of Directors of several of the O’Brien & Gere companies.  Ted was an adjunct professor of Civil Engineering at Syracuse University for 10 years and a long time member of Onondaga County’s Environmental Management Council.  He was one of the principal authors of O‘Brien & Gere’s two textbooks on hazardous waste management. Ted was a member of several professional and technical committees, such as the State University of New York Advisory Committee on Academic Curriculum and was a lecturer on environmental trends and regulatory issues.

Ted served as an expert witness in adjudicatory hearings and lawsuits on behalf of the firm’s clients. His strong sense of client advocacy and credibility were recognized in both academic circles and in the regulatory community.  As chief scientist, Ted had responsibility for the technical quality and oversight of O’Brien & Gere Engineers’ scientific endeavors.  He was active in the development and implementation of the firm’s quality improvement program; training in scientific matters and regulatory programs; and review and assistance in scientific projects and reports.

Ted received many professional appointments throughout his career.  Each year O’Brien & Gere recognizes one of its employees with the Edwin C. Tifft Award.  Also, in his memory, the New York State section of the American Waterworks Association sponsors its annual Edwin C. Tifft Water Supply Symposium. 

At Ted's death, contributions were made to the “Edwin C. Tifft, Jr. Lacrosse Scholarship for Men & Women at West Genesee High School in Camillus.”  As a result of the thoughtfulness of so many, 20 young men and women received college scholarship assistance.

Ted’s family and friends remember him as our father, our teacher, our mentor, our friend. We thank Ted for having made us a part of his life -- we are grateful he was a part of ours. 

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Wayne Steven Verny

- - March 17th, 1997


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From Terry Lanigan on July 8th, 2012
I once was a paperboy to the Verny house on East 2nd St.  We were friends during our days at Oswego High.   Lost touch for about 2o years where we met again of all places in Wurzburg, Germany.  He was a classroom teacher for the US Army base in Wurzburg and I arrived from Newfoundland, Canada.  We were both toatally shocked, but picked up our frienship.  He became a vice principal at a large military elementary school, and  later he became principal at Kitzigen Elementary. We traveled to ski resorts, wine and beer fests all over Germany.  Wayne came down with a severe case of dementia and was in a special health care facility in Wurzburg where he continued his slide into another world. Wayne was a respected educator both as a teacher and administrator and was sorely missed by the Wurzburg and Kitzingen comunities in Germany.
 

Charlene Watters (Russell)

- - March 12th, 2010


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Charlene Russell, 68, a resident of 84 Liberty Street, Oswego, passed away, Friday, March 12th, 2010 at SUNY Upstate Hospital.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Dolittle) Watters.

She was a loving wife, mother, Nana, aunt, and friend.

Char was a Lifelong member of the Church of the Resurrection, where she was a church school teacher, a member of the altar guild for over 30 years and volunteered many hours running the "Thrift Shop".

She Loved her family, watching children, going to Dunkin Donuts to hang with her friends "The Coffee Club" and making cakes.

Char loved having all her family over for the holidays and she always made it very special for everyone with all of the care she took from preparing food to decorating.

Charlene put everyone before herself always.

Surviving is her husband David Russell, a daughter, Melissa Russell of Oswego; a son, Robert (Gina) Russell of Oswego; a sister, Joanne Seymour of Hannibal; a grandson, Alexander J. Williams and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Robert Watters, Richard Watters, Chuck Watters and Clarence Watters.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Resurrection, Oswego.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.


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Mary Jane Wegzyn

- - February 24th, 1987


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Mary Jane Wegzyn, 42, a resident of 8 Ash St., died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse following a brief illness.
 
Born in Oswego on May 23, 1944, she was the daughter of Pauline (Jadus) Wegzyn and the late Stanley Wegzyn who died August 1966. She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of Oswego High School. She was a life resident.
 
Ms. Wegzyn was employed as office manager for Ovid White Surveyors for several years.
 
She is survived by her mother, Pauline; two brothers, Stanley Wegzyn Jr. of Oswego and John Wegzyn of Pulaski; a sister Ms. Frances Wegzyn of Oswego; a niece, Caroline Wegzyn; and two nephews, Stanley and Stephen Wegzyn.
 
Funeral services will be held Friday from the Nelson Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. from St. Stephen’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
 
Family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Stephen’s Church Building Fund. 

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Gary Whaley

- - October 7th, 2009


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Gary Paul Whaley

 
October 7, 2009 Gary Paul Whaley, 65, of Fulton. There will be no funeral services or calling hours. Burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. Gary wanted to wish everyone "Happy Everything."
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on October 8, 2009

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Veronica Ann White (Buske/Wulfert)

- - May 7th, 2010


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Ann V. Wulfert, 66, a resident of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Fair Haven, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family members during her last days.

Mrs. Wulfert was born in Oswego on Feb. 2, 1944, the daughter of the late William and Veronica (Ross) White. She was raised in Oswego and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was the sixth generation of her family to have lived in Oswego.

As a young girl, Mrs. Wulfert attended Castle School and later entered the Campus School in Sheldon Hall at the Oswego State Teacher’s College, now SUNY Oswego, where she graduated from ninth grade. She then attended the Oswego High School and was a graduate of the class of 1962. Following graduation she enrolled in the second class of the Oswego City School District’s School of Practical Nursing from which she received her Licensed Practical Nurse degree in 1964. Early in her career she worked for Community General Hospital in Syracuse. She then became a surgical nurse in the operating room at the Oswego Hospital for more than 20 years, and later worked for private practices in Oswego and Fulton from which she retired.

Mrs. Wulfert had a multitude of pastimes, including travel and a passion for reading. She enjoyed various types of entertainment, including live shows and movies. She had a knack for trivia, board games and playing cards. Later in life she discovered the game of golf and participated in leagues at both the Easy Par and Tamarack golf courses in Oswego. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with longtime friends, coworkers and her family.

On Dec. 24, 1970 she was married to Richard (Rick) Buske, who predeceased her in 2000 after 29 years of marriage. In 2004, she remarried to her childhood classmate William (Bill) Wulfert from the Campus School. Since that time she had lived in Fair Haven on Little Sodus Bay and spent the winters at her home in Zephyrhills.

Besides her husband she is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Robert Hogan) Bennett, of Oswego; a stepdaughter, Deborah Buske, of Oswego; three stepsons, Jonathan Wulfert, Craig Wulfert and Andrew (Tia) Wulfert, all of Ontario; three granddaughters, Jill Familo, of Atlanta, Ga., Sarah (Melvin Cooper) Hogan, of Fulton and Aubre Wulfert, of Ontario; one great-grandson, Cameron Cooper, of Fulton; three brothers, W. David (Sandy) White, of Oswego, Richard (Kathy) White, of North Syracuse and John (Sharon) White, of Ontario; a sister, Kathy (David) Wahrendorf, of Oswego; two brothers-in-law, Paul (Ellen) Buske, of Auburn and Gary (Jean) Wulfert, of Oswego; six nieces, Christina Chamberlain, of Oswego, Patricia White and Carla White, both of Southern California, Lisa Efraimson, of Ballston Spa, and Emily Wahrendorf and Vanessa Wahrendorf, both of Oswego; four nephews, John Paul White Jr., of Penfield, Jerry White, of Walworth, Justin White and David Wahrendorf, both of Oswego. She is also survived by her aunts, Virginia Leonard and Connie Goodall, both of Oswego, and many loving cousins.

Committal services will be held at a later date with a spring burial to take place in Riverside Cemetery in Scriba.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Ann Wulfert to the Gulfside Regional Hospice, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33542.


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From Gretchen Peebles Ballmer on February 26th, 2012
We visitied with my family and am so glad that we were able to see Veronica when she was well.  I remebered her in our campus school days and the good times we all shared.
Ronnie as we called her was full of fun. I know now she is really having a wonderful time in Heaven with a healthy body and great joy.

 

Carol Louise Wiltsie

- - July 15th, 2005


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Carol L. Wiltsie
 
July 15, 2005 Carol L. Wiltsie, 61, of Oswego. Died July 15, 2005. Survivors: Daughter Martha VanSteenburgh; brother Bill Wiltsie; sisters Elizabeth Pecora and Martha Barney. Services: 9am. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church. Calling 4-7pm Monday at Nelson Funeral Home.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on July 17, 2005

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From BILL WILTSIE on August 7th, 2011
There is not one day goes by that I don't think of my Beautiful Sister "Sis" ,,,,Sissy we all miss you so much and will until we meet again. My Sis was the most caring and loving person in the world and touched everyone she met. After you met Sissy you smiled because you had to , she would always make people feel welcome and warm. Love ya Sis,,,Bill
 

Kareth Young (Towne)

May 9th, 1944 - August 10th, 2013

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Kareth D. Towne, 69, of Williamstown, NY passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the University Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Kareth was born May 9, 1944 in Oswego, NY the daughter of Harold and Loretta Dowd Young. She graduated from Oswego High School and went on to receive a Bachelors of Science degree from Morrisville College in the dietary program. Kareth married Lewis C. Towne in 1968 and he predeceased her in 2003. She was also predeceased by a sister Carol Chimbole. Kareth is survived by three sons Mark (Monica) Towne of Constantia, NY, Joseph (Sonya) Cascanett of Constantia, NY, Duane (Carol) Dempster of Cicero, NY, she was guardian of her cousin James Towne, eight grandchildren, a sister Marilyn (David) Towne of Nevada, Two brothers Ronald and Donald Young both of Tennessee and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces, nephews. Calling hours will be Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 4-7:00 PM at the Watson Funeral Home, 631 South Main Street, Central Square, NY 13036 and services will be on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home with Reverend J. Michael Thesier officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Mallory, NY. Donation may be made to Oswego County Opportunities, 239 Oneida Street, Fulton, NY 13069.

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From Jinny Lee on August 16th, 2013
What a beautiful person you were...and always will be...