James A. Gardner

January 15, 2012

James A. Gardner, 86, of Fulton died Sunday at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Gardner was born in Fulton, the son of the late Loren and Gladys Gardner. Mr. Gardner retired in 1991 from the North End Papermill, where he worked in the shipping and receiving department. He was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church, and the Fulton VFW Post 569. Mr. Gardner served in the United States Army during WWII. He was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, combat Infantryman Badge, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, and the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster. He was predeceased by his brothers Donald and Robert Gardner. Mr. Gardner is survived by his wife of forty-eight years Florence Gardner of Fulton, children Eileen (Jim Steele) Clark of Mexico, James L. (Mary) Gardner of Syracuse, Cheryl (Thomas) Farrell of TX, sister Norma (Joseph Brown) Wilson of Fulton, grandchildren Sherri, Tom, Brandy, Adam, Kate, Steven, five great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will Thursday 9:30 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. Harold Avery. Spring burial will be in Chase Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday 4:00 – 7:00 at the funeral home 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the VA Hospice Program, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.


Charles E. Blair

January 4,2012

Charles E. Blair, 66 of Hannibal died Wednesday January 4, 2012 at the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Blair was born in Burlington VT, and has been a resident of the Hannibal area for most of his life. He was retired from Anheuser-Busch, Radisson as a machinist. Mr. Blair served in the Air National Guard. He was a member of the Battle Island Golf League, and the Experimental Aircraft Association. Mr. Blair was predeceased by his daughter Carol Blair, son Joey Blair, and brother David Blair. Mr. Blair is survived by his wife Cleta Blair of Hannibal, son Gary Blair of Fulton, daughter Jackie Blair of SC, brother Phillip Blair of Fulton, sisters Victoria Girvan, and Virginia Slingerland both of VT, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Calling hours will be Saturday  2:00 -4:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St. Oswego. Burial will be private.


Beverly J. LaVeck

January 2, 2012

Beverly J. LaVeck, 84; formerly of Fulton died at the Carolina Medical Center, North Carolina. She was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Floyd and Mabel (Grant) Dennison. Mrs. LaVeck was pre-deceased by her husband Richard J. LaVeck, brothers: Gerald and Raymond Dennison and sister Cassie Bower. She is survived by her daughters: Brenda LaVeck of Mexico, NY and Karen LaVeck of Charlotte, NC, 4 grandchildren: Bryana Reeves, Travis Reeves both of Charlotte, NC; Austin LaVeck of Clearwater, FL; and RJ LaVeck-Adams of Mexico, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted at 9:00 AM Saturday at St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Philip Brockmyre. Burial will be held in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held in 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton


Margaret DiNardo

January 1, 2012

Margaret DiNardo, 82, of Liverpool, died Sunday January 1, 2012, with her husband by her side at Loretto Health, Syracuse. Mrs. DiNardo was born November 29, 1929 in Oswego, to the late James and Sarah (Corso) Tesoriero. Mrs. DiNardo attended Oswego City Schools, and worked, alongside several of her siblings, in Tesoriero’s her family’s bakery while growing up. She later worked at Kline’s Department Store, Oswego, and for several auto dealerships in the Syracuse area. Married October 29, 1955 to Anthony DiNardo of Fulton, the couple moved to Liverpool, where they spent the next five decades together. She was an active member for many years at Christ the King Church in Liverpool. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years husband Anthony DiNardo of Liverpool, sisters Virginia Saylor of Oswego, and Ida Godkin of Norwich, brothers James and Samuel Tesoriero of Oswego, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. DiNardo was predeceased by her sisters Catherine Vergona, Ann Kuno, Theresa D’Archangelis, Mary DiMiero, Sarah Hilton and Frances Todaro and brothers, John and Anthony Tesoriero. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Oswego. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum. Calling hours will be Friday 3:00 – 5:00 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego.