December 7, 2017
Mary P. Schrader, 93, of Oswego died at home peacefully with her family by her side. Mrs. Schrader was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Ersilio and Victoria (Molinari) Polega. She was a secretary and stenographer at St. Regis, Oswego, and was the clerk for the Oswego Library for many years. Mrs. Schrader was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. Mrs. Schrader is survived by her loving husband of sixty-eight years John Schrader of Oswego, and their children Karen Schrader of Delmar, NY, Susan (George) Schrader-Rank of Pattersonville NY, and Richard (Diane) Schrader of Oswego. In addition she is survived by her grandchildren, Amalea, Nicholas, Ariana, Aubree, Mitchell, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Schrader was predeceased by her brother Augustine Polega. Funeral services will be Monday December 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, Oswego, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. There will be no calling hours. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Oswego County Salvation, or the Oswego County Humane Society.
December 4, 2017
Chester E. Bogdziewcz, 89; of Fulton passed away at the Veteran Administration Hospital, Syracuse, NY after a long illness. Mr. Bogdziewcz was born in Fulton, NY to the late Peter and Stella (Godula) Bogdziewcz. He remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mr. Bogdziewcz was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He retired as the service manager with Burritt Chevrolet, Oswego. Mr. Bogdziewcz was an avid collector, buyer, and seller of antiques. He especially enjoyed collecting and tinkering with clocks. Mr. Bogdziewcz had many great memories of travelling with his wife especially to Canada. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 47 years Jean Bogdziewcz in 2002, 2 siblings: Jessie Biela and Stanley P. Bogdziewcz. Mr. Bogdziewcz is survived by his children: Chester (Joyce) Bogdziewcz Jr., of Fulton, and Stephanie (Kevin Bossick) Bogdziewcz of CA, granddaughter Mariah (John III) Wallace of Fulton, 3 great grandchildren: Ashlyn, John, Justin Wallace and several nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service and Military Honors will be held at the convenience of the family. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
November 30, 2017
Jack “John” Lavaway, 71; of Fulton passed away at Oswego Hospital, Oswego after a long illness. He was born in Amberg, Germany to the late Robert and Hildegard (Staffius) Lavaway. Mr. Lavaway has been a resident of Fulton since the 1970’s. Mr. Lavaway was proud American Disabled Veteran having served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War from 1965-1967. He retired from CT Light & Power after 33 years where he worked as an Electrician. Mr. Lavaway was also employed with National Grid and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Mr. Lavaway was a member and past commander of the following veteran groups: Fulton VFW Post #569, Tarpon Springs VFW, FL., and AMVETS, FL. He was also a member of the Fulton Polish Home. Mr. Lavaway is survived by his wife Rita Lavaway of Fulton, 3 sons: Karl Lavaway, Mathew Lavaway, and Sean Lavaway all of Parish, NY; 4 step-children: Mandy Vieni of Fulton, John Schloeder of SC, Nicole Halsey of Cleveland, NY, and Corey Halsey of Fulton, his brother Mark Lavaway of CT and FL, 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00-6:00 PM Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with the Funeral Service to follow at 6:00 PM with Rev. Sandra Rude officiating. Inurnment will be held privately in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY with military honors to be bestowed by the United States Navy Honor Guard.
November 29, 2017
Madalyn A Harris, 89, of Oswego, died Wednesday November 29, 2017 in St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse. Mrs. Harris was born in Fulton the daughter of the late James and Anna (Custer) Murphy. She owned and operated Madalyn’s Beauty Shop in Fulton, for many years. Mrs. Harris was predeceased by her husband Charles E. Harris, and daughter Suzanne Monroe. She is survived by her daughter Roxanne (Phil) Falise of Colorado, and her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mrs. Harris was predeceased by her siblings Margaret Crahan , Catherine Brooks, Loretta Dehm, Rosemary Tubolino, Helen Lyons, John Murphy, William Murphy, and James Murphy. A celebration of Life for Mrs. Harris will be held Sunday December 3, 2017 at Mimi’s Drive In, Fulton from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126.
November 21, 2017
Howard G. Christensen, 82; a longtime resident of Fulton and Oswego passed away peacefully Tuesday at Morningstar Nursing Care Facility, Oswego. He was born at the Norwegian Hospital, Brooklyn, NY in 1935 to the late Howard and Mabel Christensen. Mr. Christensen attended Kindergarten in 1940 at PS127, Brooklyn, NY where he met his future wife Marilyn Miller. He later graduated from Fort Hamilton High School. Mr. Christensen entered the United States Navy in 1952. In 1953 Howard convinced Marilyn to marry him 13 years after their first meeting and the ceremony was performed at the Chapel on the Naval Base in Key West, FL. He remained in the Navy as a Sonar Man 2nd Class until 1956 when he was honorably discharged. Mr. Christensen retired from the New York State Police. He served as a Trooper from 1962-1983 working in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation as a Senior Investigator which included several undercover assignments. Mr. Christensen began working with Niagara Mohawk in 1983 at Nine Mile where he was named Manager of Nuclear Security in 1994. He later retired in 2001. Mr. Christensen is survived by his wife Marilyn Christensen of Oswego, and their 4 children: Dorene (William) Hiestand of VA, Cheryl Ballou of Oswego, NY; Russell Christensen of New Haven, NY; and Gregory (Katherine) Christensen of OR, 8 grandchildren: Alexander and Madeleine Hiestand, Collin, Ashley, and Caitlyn Ballou, Noah Christensen, Daniel and Andrew Christensen; and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held privately. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 West 4th St., Oswego, NY has care of the arrangement.
November 21, 2017
Christine R. Sturgis, 69, of Fulton died Tuesday November 21, 2017 in the Oswego Hospital. Christine was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Charles and Harriett (Allen) Sturgis. She was a former employee of OCO, Fulton. She always enjoyed playing jokes on her family and friends, and was very loving to all. Christine is survived by her sisters Mary Joice of Fulton, Martha (Willard) Becker of Fulton, Margaret Mack of NC, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brothers David and Peter Sturgis. 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.
Funeral Services for Concetta Pauldine who died on Sunday November 19, 2017 were held Friday November 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Oswego where a Rite of Christian was celebrated by Deacon Nick Alvaro. The placing of the pall on Mrs. Pauldine’s casket was by her children Mary Plummer, Ralph Pauldine, Joseph Pauldine, Anthony Pauldine, Michael Pauldine, and James Pauldine. The Old and New Testament readings was proclaimed by Fred Byrne. Mary Plummer signed her mother’s name into the Book of Remembrance. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery where Deacon Alvaro presided at the committal service. Pallbearers were grandsons Arthur Jones, Jon Pauldine, David Pauldine, James Pauldine, John Pauldine Jr., Jason Pauldine, and Adam Pauldine. The arrangements were in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West Fourth Street Oswego
Date November 19, 2017
Concetta Gianetto Pauldine, 90, of E. Fifth St., Oswego died Sunday November 19, 2017 at Pontiac Rehabilitation Center, Oswego. Mrs. Pauldine was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Dominic and Rose (Barbera) Gianetto. Mrs. Pauldine owned and operated Connie’s Beauty Shop in Oswego. She was the inventor of the rotating hair brush. Mrs. Pauldine was a seamstress and she was an antique collector. She was a communicate of St. Joseph Church. Mrs. Pauldine was predeceased by her husband Ralph V. Pauldine in 1993, her son John Pauldine in 1972 and her granddaughter. Mrs. Pauldine is survived by her children Mary Linda (Kevin) Plummer of Oswego; Ralph (Denise) Pauldine of Oswego; Joseph (Gia) Pauldine; Anthony Pauldine of Oswego; Michael Pauldine; of Oswego; James (Kathy) Pauldine of Oswego; and her brother Anthony Gianetto of CA. She is also survived by forty-five grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Mrs. Pauldine was predeceased by her siblings Joseph Gianetto, and Mary Moshier.
When Mrs. Pauldine was a young child she would talk through the fence to the refugee children at the safe haven, where friendships were forged. Funeral services will be conducted Friday November 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4:00 to 6:00 PM Wednesday November 22, 2017 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
November 16, 2017
Timothy J. Sherman, 46; of Fulton died peacefully on Thursday, November 16th at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in Syracuse, NY and he has been a resident of Phoenix and Fulton all of his life. Tim was graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego where he received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Master Degree in Counselling. Tim had a wonderful personality and enjoyed using his sense of humor to make people laugh and feel at ease. He was an avid fan of Hockey, and enjoyed watching Syracuse University’s Basketball and Football teams along with his Dad. Tim also liked playing cards. He is survived by his parents John and Laura Sherman of Fulton, brother and sister-in-law Ted and Angela Sherman of Buffalo, NY, nephew Ian, and nieces: Audrey and Nina. Calling hours will be held 1:00 to 2:30 PM Sunday followed by the Funeral Service at 2:30 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. James Lagoe officiating. Burial will be held privately.
November 13, 2017
Brenda Woodard, 70; formerly of Fulton passed away at Van Duyn, Syracuse, NY. She was born in Potsdam, NY the late Kent and Shirley (Alexander) Woodard. Brenda was a resident of Fulton and Oswego for most of her life. Miss Woodard received an Associate Degree from Maria Regina College, Syracuse, NY. She received a Bachelor Degree from D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY where she was on the Dean’s List. Miss Woodard received a Master Degree in Education from State University of NY College at Geneseo where she was also on the Dean’s List. Miss Woodard was a former member of St Joseph’s Columbiette Auxiliary #254, and St. Joseph’s Columbiette Auxiliary #227. She was also a charter member and volunteer of the Step by Step Club House. Miss Woodard was an active volunteer and member of choir at Holy Family Church, Fulton; and Our Lady of Solace Church where she also acted as a Cantor for four years. Brenda was the prior owner of her beloved “Dallas.” Dallas was her Black Labrador Retriever and graduate of the animal service program–Guiding Eye’s for the Blind. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Kent and Betty-Jo Woodard of Oswego, and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held privately at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego, NY 13126. Burial will be conducted privately at Hillside Cemetery, Central Square, NY. There will be no calling hours. Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL; 33607