Clarence “Chuck” Alvin Bailey

Clarence “Chuck” Alvin Bailey

Clarence “Chuck” Alvin Bailey

Clarence “Chuck” Alvin Bailey born January 21, 1919 went to be with the Lord May 22, 2020. Chuck was born in Sharbot Lake, Canada and was a lifelong resident of Oswego NY, where he was self-employed. He was a WWII Veteran serving in the United States Army, who loved attending church, singing and was a great storyteller.
Preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary (Beebe) Bailey, wife Bernice (Woods) Bailey, sons, Roy A. Bailey and Gary T. Bailey. He was also predeceased by his brothers; Ray, Herbert and Frank Bailey, and sisters; Edna Burza, Gladys Van Horn, Easter Rice and Edith McQuaid.
He is survived by his loving friend June Ferraro-Harrod, daughters- in- law Lynn (Gary) Bailey and Mae (Roy) Bailey, sisters; Helen Lehman and Hazel Dopp. Mr. Bailey is also survived by his loving granddaughters; Theresa Bailey, Kristina Bailey, Brandy Bailey Lagasse, Marlee Bailey and Victoria Bailey, and grandsons; Roy “Rusty” Bailey and Thomas Bailey and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and several great great grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. is in care of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to www.facebook.com/Forever- Logan -Strong-1399886496904258/ 2489 Route 563 Egg Harbor, NJ 08215 in memory of his great grandson Diontae Smith.

Richard T. Lower

Richard T. Lower of Scriba, died Friday May 22, 2020 at Seneca Hill Manor with his wife by his side. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Richard and Sarah (Moran) Lower. Richard worked as a welder for 49 years with the Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local # 73, Oswego. He always enjoyed hunting and his time with nature being outdoors. He is survived by his wife Darlene Lower, of Scriba and children Shawn (Joy) Lower of Volney, Sarah Gilbank of Verona, Ryan (Reika) Lower of Japan. Richard is also survived by his sister Joyce (Paul) Galletta of Oswego, 3 grandchildren Christopher, Tyler, and Christabella, and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St Oswego.

Nicolino F. Sterio

Nicolino, F. Sterio, 97, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 18.
The son of the late Carmelo and Maria Sterio, Nick was born May 20 in Oswego, New York. The second of three children, he attended and graduated from Oswego High School, and later Aviation School in Elmira, New York.
Nick began a musical career that would span his lifetime, at a young age, first learning to play the banjo, and earning a small wage playing with his father’s Italian American Citizens Band.
At Oswego High, he learned to play the clarinet, and at 16 years old performed for the first time with the Oswego City Summer Concert Band.
After attending Aviation School, where he proudly met Orville Wright, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp. in 1941, spending time in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Corpus Christi, Texas, where he became a member of the “Air-Sea Rescue”. While in the service he also attended George Peabody College, now part of Vanderbilt University, in Nashville Tennessee.
He returned to Oswego, working as a carpenter for many years before opening Sterio’s Men’s Shop in 1954. He married his wife of 62 years, Adele Stracuzzi in 1958, and they raised two children, David and Judy, in his family homestead. Nick was a life member of many organizations including the American Federation of Musicians, Oswego Country Club, Carpenter’s Union Local 747 (now 277), Elks Club, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Charles C. Crisafulli Post, and was past president/vice president of the Oswego County Musician’s Union, Oswego Kiwanis, Oswego Jaycees, Oswego YMCA and Retail Merchants. Nick was also a Board Member and Trustee of the Oswego City Labor Board and served two years in Oswego government representing the Fourth Ward.
Besides his family and business interests, Nick’s true passion was his music. His career took off in the 1940’s, when he started his first band, a quartet, which played regularly at The Hillview Inn. As time went on, the bands got bigger, the gigs more frequent, and in their heyday, his Nick Sterio Orchestra was playing two, three and sometimes four jobs a weekend. Nick’s band was the “Go-To” group for every wedding, prom, fraternity/sorority formal, dinner dance and Policeman’s/Fireman’s Charity Ball for many years. Most every prominent musician in Central New York played with Nick during his 75-year run as a band leader. Those musicians became life-long friends and memories. Late in his career, while in his eighties, he performed several times with the National Community Band along the east coast, and at 92, Nick was still performing with the Oswego City Band, the longest participating member of the organization.
In recent years, Nick and his wife Adele were still very active around the Oswego community, enjoying dinners at their favorite restaurants in town, golfing at the Oswego Country Club, and/or simply enjoying conversations with friends and family. Nick also loved watching his son at Oswego City and Jazz Band concerts, spending time with his daughter and family during the holidays, and practicing his clarinet and saxophone while watching television.
A proud and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, Nick is survived by his devoted wife Adele (Stracuzzi) Sterio of Oswego, son David (Jill) Sterio of Oswego, and daughter Judy Sterio of New York City, grandchildren Shane and Shelby Stepien, great-grandchildren Spencer, Addison, Jameson and Connor, sisters Mamie Ellis, as well as dozens of nieces/nephews in Oswego, Massachusets, Maryland, and California. Nick was predeceased by his sister Mary Loschiavo.
A memorial service and celebration of Nick’s life will take place on a future date. Arrangements are in care of Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego.

Todd R. Richardson

May 18, 2020
Todd R. Richardson, 62; of Red Creek, NY passed Monday suddenly at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Oswego, NY and he has resided in Red Creek, NY for most of his life. Mr. Richardson was passed employed as an Independent Truck Driver. He retired from Nestles Co., Fulton. Mr. Richardson loved to attend car shows especially the Syracuse Nationals. He was pre-deceased by his mother: Shirley (VanPatten) Keil, and his sister: Rhonda Furlong. Mr. Richardson is survived by his children: Melissa (Kevin) Stout of Red Creek, NY; Aaron (Hannah) Richardson of Red Creek, NY; and Joe (LuCinda) Richardson of Weedsport, NY; his father and step-mother: Russell and Susan Richardson of FL., 4 siblings: Ted Richardson of Hannibal, NY; Lisa Kinville of Hannibal, NY; Cindy Falter of Rochester, NY; Justin Richardson of CA, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Anna Cozart Spring Burial

January 15, 2020
Anna Cozart 102; of Fulton was privately buried May 11th at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with Deacon Nick Alvaro giving the final rite of committal. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton had care of the arrangements.

Emilie Lyn Slight

May 14, 2020
Emilie Lyn Slight, 29; passed away unexpectedly at home due to an acute asthmatic attack. She was a loving mother to her three babies: Jordan, Camron and Brynlie. Emilie is survived by her parents John and Karin Slight, her sister and best friend: Sara Slight who is the mother to her nephews: Tanner and Griffin and she is also survived by her sister’s girlfriend: Jamie Reed and her son Donovan. Emilie was a loving sister and aunt to her brother Ronald Mitchelson and his children: Logan and Lucas. She is also survived by her brother Michael Slight and sister Stephanie Capozzi, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Due to the national outbreak a Celebration of Life will be held when family and friends may be included. Burial was held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. The family has requested that contributions may be made in honor of Emilie to the American Lung Association 1595 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14620.

Emilie Lyn Slight

May 14, 2020
Emilie Lyn Slight, 29; passed away unexpectedly at home due to an acute asthmatic attack. She was a loving mother to her three babies: Jordan, Camron and Brynlie. Emilie is survived by her parents John and Karin Slight, her sister and best friend: Sara Slight who is the mother to her nephews: Tanner and Griffin and she is also survived by her sister’s girlfriend: Jamie Reed and her son Donovan. Emilie was a loving sister and aunt to her brother Ronald Mitchelson and his children: Logan and Lucas. She is also survived by her brother Michael Slight and sister Stephanie Capozzi, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Due to the national outbreak a Celebration of Life will be held when family and friends may be included. Burial was held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. The family has requested that contributions may be made in honor of Emilie to the American Lung Association 1595 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14620.

Willard P. Jones

May 13,2020
Willard P. Jones, 57, of Oswego died Wednesday May 13, 2020. Willard enjoyed being with people, talking, spending time together, and especially telling jokes to make you laugh. He would refer to myself as Santa do to his white hair and white beard. Willard loved to make others laugh, as he went for his walks he would stop other walker just to tell them a quick joke, so he could see them smile. Willard was an avid collector of all things. He will be missed by his friends and his loving cat “Mick Jagger”. Private services and burial will be in Peck Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego