Tanya M. Kneeskern, 33, of Fulton died Monday June 11, 2018, in the Oswego Hospital, with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Syracuse the daughter of Suzette Taskey of Fulton, and Daniel Kneeskern of Syracuse. Tanya worked for the Home Health Aides of Syracuse, and was the manager of Family Dollar in Syracuse, and as a cashier at Dollar Tree, Syracuse. In addition to her parents Tanya is survived by her children Nicole Tysco and Kayla Kneeskern both of Fulton, her brothers Daniel Kneeskern and Jonathan Casey both of Syracuse. She is also survived by her aunt and godmother Kathleen Dzencelowcz of Baldwinsville, special friends John Tysco and Sasha Garn, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.
Chester T. Hoffman Sr., 72, of Fulton died Friday June 8, 2018 in the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Hoffman was born in Auburn the son of the late Chester and Rose (Hosier) Hoffman. He was a truck driver for Fulton Iron & Steel for many years, prior to that he worked for Rodger Dairy Farm and Elmer Taylor’s Dairy Farm, and Darrel Paper Bag’s in Florida. He was a former volunteer with the Volney Fire Department. Mr. Hoffman enjoyed playing cards, bingo, dice, coloring and watching the races. He is survived by his children Diane (Greg) Tyler of Lyons, Brenda (Robert) Hoffman of Savannah, Chester Hoffman Jr. of Oswego, Mary (Richard) Bardin of Hannibal, Dustin (Kay) Hoffman of Fulton, Tammy (Mike) Allen of Clyde, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings Ina Ward, Sam Hoffman, Ella Ward, and Rose Graves. Calling hours will be Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2nd. St. S. Fulton. Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery.
May 30, 2018
David Lee Ouzts, 63; of Fulton passed away Wednesday at his home. David was born in Savannah, GA to the late James and Kathryn (Helmly) Ouzts. He previously resided in Rochester, NY from 2012 until moving to Fulton in January. David had worked in construction for 45 years. He mainly specialized in roofing. More recently he worked with his son’s business C&C Renovations, Fulton. David enjoyed drawing and he was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his 3 children: John Ouzts of AZ, Rebecca (Joseph) Rath of Rochester, and Chris (Casey) Ouzts of Fulton, 5 grandchildren: Jordan, Jayden, Bryce, Nolan, and Caleb. Calling hours will be conducted Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. The Funeral Service will follow at 4:30 PM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc.
Joseph P. Scanlon, 63, of Oswego died Tuesday May 29, 2018 at his home after a sudden attack of illness. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Lynch) Scanlon. Joe was employed with SUNY Oswego in the facilities maintenance of operations. Joe was an avid race fan, golfer, and Oswego State Men’s Ice Hockey fan. Joe golfed in the Blum Monday night golf league, and Bud Boys Thursday night league. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Patricia (Carney) Scanlon of Oswego, and their beloved children Sarah (Mike) Zalewski of Oswego, Megan (Cody) Crouse of Oswego, and loving grandsons Liam and Declan Zalewski Joe is also survived by his siblings Beth Scanlon of Oswego, Jay (Kathy) Scanlon of Oswego, Shawn (Theresa) Scanlon of Oswego, Paul (Beth) Scanlon of Florida, Katrina (Gary) Ludwigsen of Oswego, Alice (Tom) Benjamin of Oswego, and Patricia Sweeney of Oswego, brother-in-law Dan Poprawski, mother-in-law Anne Carney, several aunts, uncles, nieces, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He was predeceased by his sister Marie Poprawski in 2014, and brothers: Lawrence Scanlon, and Joe’s twin brother James Lawrence Scanlon.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Monday in St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego, NY with Deacon Nick Alvaro officiating.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be conducted Sunday from Noon to 3:00 PM in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY.
May 25, 2018
Betty J. Somers, 82, of Fulton died Friday May 25, 2018 at St. Luke Health Services. Mrs. Somers was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Byron and Mildred (Closs) France. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 569 Auxiliary, Fulton. She enjoy playing Bingo, and Yahtzee. Mrs. Somers was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Joseph R. Somers of Fulton, and their children Donald Somers of Cicero; Joni (Chris) Locke of Marietta; William Somers of Fulton; Pamela (Michael) Puterbaugh of Fulton; Richard Somers of S. Carolina; and Joseph Somers of Cicero. She is also survived by her grandchildren Desirae, Jared, Zoie, Kellan, and her great granddaughter Ella. In addition Mrs. Somers is survived by her siblings Edward (Janette) France of Volney, Leon (Cathy) France of Fulton, sister-in-law Jean France of Fulton, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Floyd France. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., with Pastor Shawn Porter officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday May 29, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.
May 24, 2018
Rita C. Lavaway, 59; of Fulton passed away peacefully at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Syracuse after a short illness. She was born in Watertown, NY to the late Robert and Jean (Yates) Gorgen. Rita had been a resident of Fulton for 30 years. She was past employed with Nestles, Co., Fulton. Rita was a member of the Fulton Polish Home Ladies Auxiliary. She was pre-deceased by her husband Jack Lavaway in 2017. Rita is survived by her 4 children: Mandy Vieni of Fulton, John Scholoeder of NC, Nicole Halsey of Fulton, Corey Halsey of Fulton; 2 siblings: David Yates of Schuylerville, NY and Lyda Yates of MO, and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Calling Hour will be held Friday, June 8th from 5:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with Funeral Service to follow at 6:00 PM. Inurnment will be held Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Bath National Cemetery with military honors bestowed by the Corning American Legion Honor Guard.
Daniel J. Trout, 38, of Scriba died Thursday May 24, 2018. He was born in Oswego the son of Deborah Larkin, and Gilbert Trout Jr. He was a boilermaker working with the Boilermaker Local # 175, Oswego. He is survived by his loving family, father Gilbert (Bonnie) Trout Jr. of Truxton, mother Deborah Larkin of Florida, his daughter Skylar Trout of Scriba, stepdaughter Alexis Campbell of Scriba, brothers Gilbert (Andrea) Trout of Alaska, Benjamin Trout of North Rose, stepbrother David LeVea of Syracuse, and his girlfriend Trisha Wyman of Scriba. Dan was predeceased by his stepbrother Michael LeVea, and grandparents. Funeral services will be Tuesday 6:00 P.M. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
December 8, 2017
Anna McCann of Fulton will be buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton Thursday, May 24th at 11:00 AM with Deacon Joseph Casper giving the final rite of committal. The Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Howard L. Baker, 73, of Oswego died Sunday May 13, 2018 at his home peacefully with his family by his side. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Clarence and Ida (Bristol) Baker. Mr. Baker was a former employee with the Department of Public Works for the City of Oswego. He enjoyed reading, playing cards, going to the races at the Oswego Speedway and watching NASCAR. He was also an avid Dallas Cowboys Fan, and enjoyed horse racing. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife of 52 years Gloria Baker of Oswego and their children Michael Baker of Oswego; Christine (Mark) Duplessis of Oswego; Howard Baker Jr. of Oswego; Rockwell (Jennifer) Baker of Oswego; Gina Noto of Oswego; and his ten grandchildren Dylan, Joshua, Nicole, Morgan, Brandon, Haley, Devin, Nolan, Abigail, and McKenna. In addition he is survived by his siblings Mary (Ed) Johnson of Oswego; Nancy (Kevin) Furletti of Oswego; Kathy (Charles) Gibson of Oswego, and Thomas (Holly) Baker of Oswego. Funeral services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego NY.
May 13, 2018
Monique S. Laws, 82; of Fulton passed away peacefully at Morningstar Care Center, Oswego. Mrs. Laws was born in France and she has lived in Fulton for most of her life. She was a past member of the Oswego County ARC and Fulton Art Association. Mrs. Laws was pre-deceased by her mother Wilhelmine Lang-Morbe and son Mason Laws. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Maurice A. Laws of Fulton, their daughter Michelle (Richard) McCann of Fulton, 2 brothers: Wolfgang Morbe of Germany, Manfred Morbe of Germany, and her grandson Michael (Erika) Laws of WA. There will be no funeral service or calling hours. Burial will be held privately. In honor of Monique the family has requested that donations may be made to a charity of your choice. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.