Michael J. Beaumont

August 19, 2017
Michael J. Beaumont, 62; of Syracuse passed away Saturday at University Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Fulton, NY. Mr. Beaumont has been a resident of Baldwinsville, NY for the past 8 years. He was employed with Central Packing, Syracuse, NY as a Blender. Mr. Beaumont is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Shannon Beaumont Fitzpatrick and Cory Fitzpatrick both of Cicero, NY; 3 siblings: Dennis Beaumont and Jamie Beaumont both of Syracuse, NY; Sue Garrows of AZ, and his grandchild: Regan Ann Fitzpatrick of Cicero, NY. 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, NY 13069

Alice M. Ketcham

August 19, 2017
Alice M. Ketcham, 93, of Oswego died Saturday August 19, 2017 in Morningstar Care Center. Mrs. Ketcham was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Balz and Elizabeth (Schiesser) Schwitter. Before retiring she worked for over forty years side by side with her husband at Sealright Co., Fulton. Mrs. Ketcham enjoyed tending to her beautiful flower garden, which were loved by all who saw it. She was predeceased by her husband James I Ketcham in 2004, and her siblings Francis, David, Robert, Janet, Barbara, Mary and Carl. She is survived by her son Gregory (Martha) Ketcham of Fayetteville, granddaughters Sarah and Hannah, stepchildren Jean (Clint) Anderson of TN, Richard (Vonda) Ketcham of Oswego, Donald F. Ketcham of Hannibal, Ronald (Carolyn) Ketcham of FL, Beverly (Walter) Roach of Fulton, Garry (Barbara) Ketcham of Hannibal, Diana Romano of Fulton. She is also survived by her siblings Katherine Creighton of Fulton, Mildred Durfee of Chittenango, James (Shirley) Schwitter of Oswego, Doris Schwitter of Oswego, and John (Carole) Schwitter of Hannibal, and several step grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday 5:30 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home. Private burial in Oswego Town Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be conducted Thursday 4:00 to 5:30 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126.

Barbara J Snyder

August 17, 2017
Barbara J. Snyder, 74, of Oswego died Thursday in the Oswego Hospital. Mrs. Snyder was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of the late Carl and Bernice (Wagner) Thomas, and she has resided in Oswego most of her life. She was a former employee of Oswego County, in the maintenance department; she also worked for Portrait Kitchens in Rochester. She was a member of the Wolcott senior nutritional center. Her husband Alfred Snyder Jr. predeceased Mrs. Snyder in 2013. Her children Tim Myers, Alfred (Julie) Snyder, Cindy Rosato, David Snyder, and Brenda (John) Meyers survive her. In addition she is survived by her sister Joyce Brandano, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private burial services will be in Roosevelt Cemetery.The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St., Oswego, NY.

Bart Paura

August 16, 2017
Bart Paura, 79, of Oswego passed away Wednesday peacefully at home with his family after a short illness. He was born in Sicily, Italy to the late Guiseppi and Mary (Colocca) Paura. Mr. Paura immigrated to the United States when he was nine years old with his mother and sister followed two years later by his father and two younger brothers. Since then he has remained a resident of Oswego. Mr. Paura worked as a Meat cutter at Loblaws and he owned and operated Paura Farms. He was also a landlord with several properties in Oswego and Phoenix, NY. Mr. Paura was a former member of the D.A. Lodge, the Elks Club, and the Oswego County Growers. He was also a member of the Moose Pond Investors. Mr. Paura was an avid hunter and fisherman and he thoroughly enjoyed working. Mr. Paura is survived by his wife of 48 years Carol Paura of Oswego, and children Mary Beth Howard of Constantia, NY; Joseph (Stacey) Paura of West Monroe, NY; 3 siblings: Vera Bonacorsi of Oswego, Geatino “Ken” Paura and Joyce Duvall of Scriba, NY; Santino and Margaret Paura of Oswego, and grandchildren: Chad (Rebecca), Anthony, and Nicholas Howard, and Bart, and Sheldon Paura and 3 great grandchildren Natalie and Haley Adams, and Brantley Howard and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Paura was pre-deceased by his brother Anthony Paura in 1968. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church with Deacon Nicholas Alvaro officiating. Entombment will be held at All Saints Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 6:00 PM Monday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Donald J. O’Bryan Jr.

August 14, 2017

Donald J. O’Bryan, 59; of Fair Haven, NY passed away peacefully after a courageous fight with cancer at University Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Auburn, NY to the late Donald J. and Elaine (Scott) O’Bryan Sr. Mr. O’Bryan has been a resident of the Fair Haven, NY area for most of his life. He became certified as a truck driver 39 years ago and had been employed with McLane Northeast, Radisson, NY. He was pre-deceased by his infant daughter Amanda O’Bryan in 1989. Mr. O’Bryan is survived by his three children: Jessica O’Bryan, Magen (Keaton) Doyle and Donald J. O’Bryan III all of Fulton, NY, 2 brothers: Michael O’Bryan of Jamesville, NY and Lance O’Bryan of Fair Haven, NY, 1 sister Shannon Vanderstouw of OR, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday, August 19th at the Emmanuel Baptist Bible Church 15564 State Rte. 104 Martville, NY. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will be held at Springbrook Cemetery, Fair Haven, NY. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.

Melvyn John Smith

August 2, 2017
Melvyn John Smith, 52; of Fulton passed away peacefully after a long illness. He was born in Nantwich, England to Edward and Violet Smith. He has been a resident of the United States for most of his life. Mr. Smith was past employed with McDonalds, Central Square, NY for 20 years. He is survived by his wife Lisa Smith of Locke, NY, daughters Miranda Bautista of Wolcott, NY, and Nicole Fortino, siblings: Pete Smith and June Smith both of Central Square, NY and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held 1:00 to 3:00 PM Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Burial will be held privately. There will be no funeral service.

Steven H. Cole

July 30, 2017
Steven “Steve” Harold Cole, 60; passed away peacefully Sunday at his Fulton, NY home. Steve was born in the hamlet of Lysander, NY and later attended school in it’s one-room schoolhouse. He earned a high school degree from the Baldwinsville School District and then he pursued vocational education while serving with the United States Marine Corps., Steve served from 1974 until 1978 when he received an honorable discharge. He was employed with the Fulton Water Works for several years. Steve was an avid bicyclist, a motorcyclist and outdoors adventurist, a true friend and one heck of a dad. Steve is survived by his son Michael Steven Cole, his “sweet girl” and life partner Lisa Sidoti and her daughter Elizabeth, father Harold (Jean) Cole of Phoenix, NY, mother Patricia (Robert) Aaserud of Fulton, NY; siblings: Laura (Tom Romeo) Cole, Kathleen (Dan) Cole Perkins, Patricia Sue (Eric Mackin) Cole-Landers, Valerie (Patrick) Cochrane, Belinda Cole, Mary-Ellen (Todd) Hampton, Ed (Mary) Ware, and his “unofficially-adopted brother” and best friend Red Conklin, and dozens of nieces, nephews and many, many other beloved relatives. Calling hours will be held from 11:00 to 1:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with a Funeral Service following at 1:00 PM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Burial and committal service will be held at Lysander Union Cemetery with military honors bestowed by the United States Marine Corp., Honor Guard. In Honor of Steve’s service with the City of Fulton the Cole family has been notified that all municipal flags will be flown at half staff on August 1st and August 5th.

Rachel C. Morton

Rachel C. Morton, 79, of Fulton and more resent of Liverpool, died Monday July 31, 2017 in St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Morton was born in Syracuse the daughter of the late Schuler and Leta (Baird) Cole. Mrs. Morton worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton, retiring in 2001 after thirty years. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas Morton, and their daughter Kathleen Morton Gristwood, and her sister Janice Crow. Mrs. Morton is survived by her children Naomi Somers of Syracuse, Karen ( T.J.) Stuber of Fulton, Judith (Paul) Altieri of PA, Robert Morton of Liverpool, and Linda Cougler of Liverpool, her grandchildren Christopher, Chad, Jennica, and Patrick, and great grandchildren, Gianna, Arianna, and Lennox. Mrs. Morton is also survived by her brother Harold (Jean) Cole of Fulton, and sister Sharon Criss of Baldwinsville. Funeral services will be conducted Friday August 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday August 3, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. 2nd. St Fulton.

Kathy Becker

Kathy A. Becker, 46, of Fulton died Sunday July 30, 2017 at her home after a sudden attack. She was born in Fulton, the daughter of Donna Miner of Fulton, and the late Raymond Miner. Kathy loved to spend time with family and friends especially her husband, son, and the family dog. She enjoyed making people laugh and had a great sense of humor. Kathy is survived by her loving family, her husband of 16 years Jacob Becker of Fulton, her son Brandon Miner of Fulton, her mother Donna Miner of Fulton, siblings Jeff (Tabitha) Miner of Fulton, Amy (Brett) Brien of Fulton, Jennifer (Dan Thomas) Miner of Baldwinsville, Raymond Miner Jr. of Fulton, Raylene Miner of Fulton, several nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles, and cousins. Calling hours will be Friday August 4, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. 2nd. St Fulton.

Mary Ann E. Kuba

July 29, 2017
Mary Ann E. Kuba, 74; passed away peacefully at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA and remained a resident of Pittsburgh until 2015 when she moved to North Syracuse to be closer to her daughter. Mrs. Kuba was retired from First Student, Pittsburgh, PA where she worked as a Bus Driver for 50 years. She was pre-deceased by her husband Joseph Kuba. Mrs. Kuba is survived by her children: David Joseph McLaughlin of CO, Donald James McLaughlin of PA, and Donna (Charles) Squires of Baldwinsville, NY, her brother Albert (Debbie) Durick of PA, and her sister Annette Gardner of PA, 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Pittsburgh, PA. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.