Mary F. Becker

August 11, 2018
Mary F. Becker, 88, of Fulton passed away peacefully on Saturday August 11, 2018 in University Hospital, Syracuse. Mary was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Francis and Eileen (Byrne) Becker. She taught Math at the Fulton Junior High School for over thirty years. She was an avid dog lover, and throughout her life, was surrounded by many French Bulldogs. Mary devoted much of her life caring for her elderly aunt who died in her late nineties. We would like to give a special thanks to the caregivers at Upstate Medical University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday August 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2nd. St. S. Fulton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Contributions may be made to the SPCA, or the charity of your choice.

Stanton Paul Ryther

August 3, 2018
Stanton Paul Ryther, 68, passed away Friday, August 3rd after a long illness. Mr. Ryther was born in Fulton, NY on July 4th, 1950 to the late Neal W. and Barbara (Stanton) Ryther. He graduated from G. Ray Bodley High School and attended SUNY Oswego before joining the United States Military. He served in the U. S. Army from 1971 to 1978 as a 91 Bravo 4 Sierra Airborne Medic with the Special Forces. While in service for his country Mr. Ryther was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Medic Badge and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm. Upon discharge he furthered his medical education and training at Cayuga Community College where he earned his Registered Nursing license. Mr. Ryther worked in various hospitals around Central New York. He also worked as a traveling nurse for many years on both the east and west coasts of the United States. Mr. Ryther was active in the Boy Scouts of America throughout his entire life. In his youth he earned his Eagle Scout and after his honorable discharge from the Army he went on to serve as Troop Leader for 14 years. Mr. Ryther was an avid reader and news junkie until his illness claimed his eyesight almost 8 years ago. He learned how to use electronic devices to continue his joy of reading by using audio books. He would stay informed on current events and he was an active participant of online debates of the issues of the day. He stayed in touch with family and friends online and he even began to write a blog. Mr. Ryther always enjoyed music and was a talented piano and guitar player. He was also a gifted artist, an exceptional storyteller. He was a repository of knowledge and trivia—which made it nearly impossible to beat him at Jeopardy. Mr. Ryther is survived by his children: Katharine (Jason) Smith of Florence, SC; Aaron Stoughtenger of Oswego; Matthew Ryther of Olympia, WA; and Benjamin Ryther of Fulton; his sister Elizabeth (Charles) Copps of Fulton; 2 granddaughters: Beth Smith and Trinity Ryther; his former wives but forever friends: Doreen Stoughtenger Ryther, Merrie Meacham (George) Willis; and Dawn Kendrick (Thomas) Gibb and several nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. A Calling Hour will be held Monday from Noon to 1:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with the Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 PM officiated by Rev. Charles Copps in the funeral home. Military honors will be bestowed by the New York Military Honor Guard. Burial will be held privately. Donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America (National or Local Chapter,)

Teresa A. Raponi

August 2, 2018
Teresa A. Raponi, 92; of Fulton passed away peacefully Thursday surrounded by her family at Francis House, Syracuse. She was born in Fulton to the late Samuel and Theresa (Gaultire) Viscome. Mrs. Raponi graduated from Fulton High School and worked at Dilts Machinery, Fulton where she met her husband Arcidis Raponi. Teresa returned to school later in life to enter the workplace working for the Fulton Chamber of Commerce as a secretary and then as the ER Clerk for A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton where she retired. Teresa’s favorite past time was gardening, reading and enjoying life with her family who she spoiled with love and kindness daily.
Teresa was pre-deceased by her husband Arcidis Raponi in 1956, brothers: Tony Viscome, Alphonso Viscome, Alfred Viscome, Robert Viscome and her sister Victoria (Viscome) Czerow. She was a devoted mother to her children: Ronald (Patricia) Raponi, Claudine (Donald) Carsto, Cynthia (John) Hay, John (Debra) Raponi, Samuel (Elizabeth) Raponi and Gerard Raponi. Teresa was also a loving grandmother to 21 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and an aunt to several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 AM Monday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted privately at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Patricia A. Hyde

July 27, 2018

Patricia A. Hyde, 60 of Scriba died Friday July 27, 2018 in the Oswego hospital, after a long illness. Mrs. Hyde was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Robert and Rita (Guernsey) Burns. Mrs. Hyde worked as a computer systems manager for the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant for ten years. She was inducted into the Oswego Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame, she help implement the Oswego Youth Softball Program. Mrs. Hyde was predeceased by her husband Rae Hyde Jr., in 2000. She is survived by her loving family, daughters Crystal Hyde and Bobbi Rae Hyde both of Oswego, her three grandchildren Liam Hill, Raelyn Hill, Riley Hyde, and great grandson Christopher Gonzalez all of Oswego. Mrs. Hyde is also survived by her siblings Tom (Laurie) Burns of Minetto, Paul Burns of Oswego, Tammie (Dana) Hollister of Oswego, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Leianna A.R. Ryder-Yager

July 16, 2018
Leianna A.R. Ryder-Yager, infant daughter of Joseph Yager and Marisa Ryder of Fulton, NY passed away peacefully Monday evening at Oswego Hospital. Leianna is also survived by her Maternal Grandparents: Timothy J. Ryder of Syracuse, NY; Apphia (Cary) Parker of Watertown, NY; Paternal Grandparents: Heidi and Stephen Clookey of Cleveland, NY; Maternal Great Grandparents: Carol (Richard) Fontinha of Maine, Richard and Patricia Ryder of MA, and Edith Ryder of CT; Paternal Great Grandparents: John and Laurie Yager of Lakeport, NY; Tom O’Connor of Parish, NY; Denise St. Dennis of Parish, NY and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her Step Paternal Great Grandmother Frances “Du-Da” Casey. A Calling hour will be held Saturday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. A Memorial Service will be conducted by Leianna’s family to follow at 10:00 AM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton. Burial will be held privately.

Jane M. Hart

July 7, 2018

Jane M. Hart, 90, of Fulton, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Morningstar Nursing Home. She worked at Nestles in Fulton. Jane was a former Communicant of St. Michaels Parish, now Holy Trinity. She was a member of the St. Michaels Club and a charter member of Fulton Polish Home. Jane was also a member of the Golden Ager’s and the Fulton Women’s Club. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Jack E. Hart.
Jane is survived by her three sons, Jack R. Hart, David Hart and Charles R. Hart; along with her three grandchildren, Joseph, Michael and Paige.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 from Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, in Fulton, NY. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton NY. Friends and family are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 from Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second Street, South, Fulton, NY.

Gage J. Mayer

July 3, 2018
Gage J. Mayer, 24, of Fulton died Tuesday July 3, 2018 at the Oswego Hospital after a sudden attack at home. He was born in Oswego, and has been a lifetime resident of Fulton. Gage was employed as a front end cashier at Price Chopper, Fulton. He enjoyed playing the card game “Magic” and video games. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. Gage is survived by his loving parents Tyrone and Amy (Woodward) Mayer of Fulton, maternal grandparents Lynda Woodward of Fulton, Charles Woodward of Fulton, paternal grandfather Thomas Mayer Sr. of Fulton, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Gage was predeceased by his grandmother Dawn Mayer. Calling hours will be 4:00 to 6:00 PM Tuesday July 10, 2018 at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton. Burial will be private.

James B. Shutts Jr.

June 24, 2018
James B. Shutts Jr., 48; passed away on Sunday, June 24th. He was born in Oswego, NY and he had remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. James was a sheet metal worker for several years and had worked the past few years for Novelis, Scriba, NY. He has always been an avid race fan of all types of racing. The last few years he and his son James had spent time racing Karts at Oswego Speedway. James also loved Hockey and enjoyed playing for many years. He was pre-deceased by his sister Vickie Frawley Gioia in 2004. James is survived by his children: James (Rachel Barnes) Shutts and Jessica (Eric) Francis; his best friend and love Melissa Mansfield and her sons: Mitchel and Connor; his mother: Judy (Robert) Young and his father James (Barbara) Shutts Sr., his grandchildren: Austin James Shutts, Ava Lynn Francis and Alaina Francis. James is also survived by his siblings: Donald (Jean) Hart, Joseph Hart, Jennifer (John) LeBlanc, Donna (Erie Baum) Shue, Debra (Dean) Burridge, Douglas (Cynthia) Young, Dennis (Arlene) Young, Danny (Connie Clancy) Young, David (Tom Walker) Young, Mark Cole, Billy Cole, Barbie King, Dickie Whipple and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held 4:00 to 6:00 PM Thursday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., followed by a funeral service at 6:00 PM in the funeral home officiated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be held privately at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, NY. The family has requested that donations may be made to Paws Across Oswego County: 2035 County Route 1 Oswego, NY 13126 or via PayPal at

Betty Parish Dannan

June 23, 2018

Betty J. Parish Dannan of Fulton died Saturday June 23, 2018 at the Manor at Seneca Hill. She was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Raymond and Rose (Ingersoll) Schnur. She was a real estate agent for Century 21, for over forty years. She was a member of the Red Hats, the Women’s Club, and OCDI. Mrs. Parish – Dannan was predeceased by her first husband Clarence Parish, and their son Phillip Parish. She is survived by her husband Thomas Dannan of Fulton, children David Parish of FL, Sandra (Tom) Bryant of Sackets Harbor, and stepchildren Richard (Karen) Dannan of Syracuse, Sandra (George) Sutfin of Ithaca, granddaughter Jennifer, step grandchildren Richard and Eric, great grandchildren Grace, Lauren, and step great grandchildren Blaze, Skylar, and Luther. Funeral services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Jean Marie Wise

Jean Marie Wise passed away on November 20, 2017, surrounded by her family at Plymouth Village. She was born in Susanville, California on November 25, 1928 to Raymond J. Wood and Anna T. (Hall) Wood. She grew up in Albany, California with her 2 brothers and attended church at Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, where she is a Life Deacon. She graduated from San Francisco State and went on to teach in the Berkeley School District for 30 years before retiring in 1985. It was on a train trip to New York for a church camp and a visit to see her older brother after graduation that Jean met her husband of 63 years. She was one of a couple of women ticketed on a troop train and John was tasked to keep her safe for the trip. In 1952 John came out to California for a third date and married Jean.
Jean was always very active in Thousand Oaks Church and the Berkeley schools serving in a variety of ways. She was a Kindergarten teacher for most of her years in Berkeley schools, but served as Vice Principal during integration and later was President of the Berkeley Teachers Association.
Upon her retirement she moved to Sebastopol, CA to the apple orchard that they had purchased for retirement. Jean quickly became involved with Red Cross volunteering. In 1997, Jean & John sold the orchard and moved to Plymouth Village in Redlands to be near their only daughter and grandchildren. Here they continued as a community volunteers, active grandparents, education advocates, and still had time to travel, especially trips back east to visit relatives.
Jean is preceded in death by her loving husband, John.
Jean is survived by her brothers, Albert Wood, St Helena Island, SC and Harold Wood, Forestville, CA, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jean is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rae Ann and Dale Adama of Redlands, three grandchildren, Kirsten and Caleb Allen of Yucaipa CA , Kendra Adama of San Francisco CA, and Kyle Adama and fiancée Ingrid Petersen of Cleveland , OH, along with three great grandchildren, Aila, Alli, and Asher Allen.
Interment in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, will be 11:00 A.M. Friday June 29, 2018. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., Fulton.