Edward J. Kasperek, 86; of Fulton passed away Tuesday morning peacefully at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney after a long illness. He was born in Oswego to the late Joseph and Anne (Stobnicke) Kasperek. Ed was a resident of Fulton for most of his life. While in Oswego High School he was named All-State in Football. Mr. Kasperek was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked and retired as a Lineman with Niagara Mohawk after several years of employment. Mr. Kasperek modeled his life by these words: Family, Church, Work, Play. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, cutting wood and working hard. He was a past Alderman, and he was a member of the Fulton Gauchos. He loved playing the bugle/trumpet and singing. Ed received much peace through music and the outdoors. He was an avid volunteer and morning mass attendee with Holy Family Church and Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. He was longtime member of the Fulton Polish Home. Ed was well-known for his corny jokes and always enjoyed helping make people laugh. Mr. Kasperek liked to play cards and he was an loyal fan of his grandchildren’s sports events and endeavors.
He was pre-deceased by his 1st wife: MaryAnn Kasperek, and brother: Thomas Kasperek.
Mr. Kasperek is survived by his wife of 18 years Geraldine “Jerry” Hogan Kasperek of Fulton, children: Edward P. (Sue Jones) Kasperek of Fulton, Joanne (Michael) Pollock of Fulton, Teresa Wendt of IN, step-children: Karen (Charles) Fadden of Hannibal, NY; Lynn (Dennis) Lyons of Fulton, Michael (Michele) Hogan of OR, Andrew (Gina) Hogan of Fulton; his sister Anna Mae Wapen of Lockport, NY; 7 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 14 step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Monday in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 1:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday in Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Donations may be made to Unity Acres 2290 County Rte. 2, Orwell, NY 13426;
or the Oswego County Humane Society 29 W. Seneca St. Oswego, NY 13126.
July 16, 2019
Tim J. Tompkins, 53; of Hannibal passed away at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. He was a lifetime resident of Hannibal. Tim enjoyed carpentry, fishing, and farming. He had a great love for animals and family. Tim is survived by his wife of 26 years Lyda L. Wing of Hannibal, 5 children: India Tompkins, Crystal J. Tompkins, Tim Tompkins Jr., Beau Tompkins, Xavier Tompkins, his adoptive Mother Norma Tompkins, first wife: Tina Tompkins, siblings: Cindy (Rush,) Wendy, Cindy (Halstead,) and Joyce, 9 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Tim was pre-deceased by his adoptive Dad Bill Tompkins. Funeral Services and Burial will be held private. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
July 16, 2019
Margaret Elizabeth Thrasher, 90; of Fulton passed away peacefully at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. Ms. Thrasher was born in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Charles and Jennette G. (Smith) Thrasher. She was a resident of Fulton since 1972. Ms. Thrasher retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was past employed with the Office of the Aging, Green Thumb Program. Mrs. Thrasher enjoyed researching her family’s Geneology and watching old movies. She was also an avid Yankee fan. Ms. Thrasher loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Tammy (Thrasher) and Jim LaGraffe of VA, and her grandson Simon LaGraffe. She was pre-deceased by her siblings: Wesley Thrasher, Edward Thrasher, and Isabelle Thrasher. Calling hours will be held 2:00 to 4:00 PM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Burial will be held privately. There will be no Funeral Service.
July 14, 2019
Gregg Peter Tubolino, 62; of Fulton passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Francis and Mary (Galini) Tubolino. Gregg lived in Texas for several years before returning home to Fulton. He worked for Onondaga Paper, Syracuse, NY. Gregg enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a Life Member of the North American Hunting Club. Gregg is survived by his wife Kristine Tubolino of Fulton, stepchildren: Kori Gushlaw of Baldwinsville, NY; Jerome Lasinski of Phoenix, NY, 3 grandchildren: Ella, Abby, Deni. He is also survived by several extended family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be conducted: 2 PM Saturday, at the Fulton VFW, 216 Cayuga St., Fulton, NY.
Burial will be held privately.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
July 14, 2019
Richard James LaClaire, 76; of Granby passed away early Sunday morning at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Peter and Margaret (D’Ambrose) LaClaire. Mr. LaClaire worked as an Auto Mechanic and a Commercial Truck Driver with Pepsi. He retired from Nestles, Co., Fulton after 32 years as a Laborer and Machinist. Mr. LaClaire had a passion for vehicles especially classic cars. He had a great sense of humor; a warm heart and he was loved and will be missed by many. Mr. LaClaire is survived by his wife of 22 years Carole LaClaire of Granby, 2 children: Richard (Yong) LaClaire II of Fulton, Michelle Everson of Scriba; 4 step-children: Dale Cook of Fulton, Craig (Laurie) Nelson of Fulton, Tracy (Mark) Clark of AZ, Kelly (David) LaClair of IN; his sister: Beverly (Larry) Parkhurst of Fulton; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and several extended family members including nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was pre-deceased by 5 siblings: Peter LaClaire, George LaClaire, Dorothy Spiegel, Janet Hart, Patricia Erb and stepson: Frederick Nelson Jr. Mr. LaClaire’s wishes included a private funeral service and burial. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of his arrangements.
July 12, 2019
Arlene J. Nardozzi, 85; of Fulton passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse Friday morning. She was born in Geneva, NY to the late Frank and Josephine (Perry) Cosentino. Mrs. Nardozzi has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. She owned and operated Arlene’s Beauty Shop, Fulton and Appearance Beauty Salon & Retail Center, Fulton for over 40 years. Mrs. Nardozzi was an avid volunteer in several local organizations. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Richard Nardozzi of Fulton, their children: Deborah (William) Walberger of Phoenix, NY, Cindy Nardozzi of Clay, NY, and Tammy (Daniel) Nardozzi-Irovando of Clay, NY; 4 grandchildren: Richard (Lauren Demicolo) Walberger, Michael (Tonja) Metcalf, Mathew Metcalf, and Nicholas Metcalf; and 2 great grandchildren: Grayson and Maverick. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 2:00 to 4:00 PM Monday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton
Isobel Haney, 98, of Volney died Monday July 8, 2019 in Seneca Hill Manor. She was born in St. Catherines Ontario Canada. She worked as a seamstress sewing raincoats in Twinsburg, Ohio. Mrs. Haney leaves behind one son John Haney. Funeral services and burial were private. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, is in care of the arrangements.
July 6, 2019
Chester A. Misercola, 81, a resident of Oswego and Syracuse died Saturday July 6, 2019 in Loretto, Syracuse. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Pasquale and Assunta (Cellini) Misercola. He followed the path of service and faith having worked for several years in the Roman Catholic Church as a priest with the Syracuse Diocese serving in schools and parishes in Oswego, New Hartford, Syracuse, Utica and Cortland. Chester’s longest tenure was an educator from 1970 until 1992 at Oswego Catholic High School and Bishop Cunningham High School in Oswego. He treasured his Italian heritage, and its dialect, he also enjoyed traveling. He is survived by several cousins, and friends. May he rest in peace as he is reunited with his beloved parents. Services and burial were held at the convenience of the family. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego is in care of the arrangements.
Frank “Chuck” Bahner Jr., 51 a former resident of Oswego died Saturday June 29, 2019 at his home in Ohio. He was born in Oswego the son of Phyllis Scozzari Myer of Oswego. Chuck had a love for his country, and the United States Marine Corp where he proudly served. Chuck was a very hard worker, but most of all Chuck loved his son and family more than anything. In addition to his mother Chuck is survived by his wife Kimberly Sue Bahner of Ohio, his son Phillip James Bahner of CO., his siblings Michelle (Dave) France of Ga; Lisa Solazzo of Oswego; Tim (Beth) Myer of Pennelleville. He is also survived by his step-sons Travis, Tyler and Wayne McCarty all of Ohio, and several nieces, nephews and step grandchildren. Calling hours will be Friday July 5, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego.
July 2, 2019
Zachary Albert Verdoliva, 27; of Oswego died
unexpectedly at home due to an accidental
drug overdose. Zachary was born on March 5, 1992
in Oswego to Amy (Scott) Ponzi Pelow of Oswego and
Ronald (Terri Penfield) Verdoliva Jr., of TN. He
had remained a resident of Oswego for most of his life.
Zachary was a Trinity Catholic School Alumnus. He also
attended Monroe Community College for two semesters.
During his childhood, Zachary enjoyed playing on the local soccer
and travel soccer teams for several years. As an adult, Zachary
was past employed with Novelis and also worked with his father as
a laborer at CCC group, TN. Much to the disdain of his family,
Zachary was always proud of his beard growing ability.
However, his proudest moment was becoming a father to his son,
Connor Verdoliva of Endwell, NY. Zachary is
also survived by his siblings; Isabella Pelow, of
Oswego; Jordan Verdoliva of TN; step siblings Ashley Rhoades
of NC, Eric Pelow of Oswego, Mitchell Pelow of Oswego and
Lindsay Gardner of NC; Maternal Grandparents:
Linda and Ronald Shurr of Oswego, Paternal
Grandmother: Donna Verdoliva of Oswego;
Maternal Great Grandma: Jacqueline Ponzi of
Oswego, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews
and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his Paternal
Grandfather; Ronald Verdoliva Sr., and Maternal
Grandfather; Albert “Butch” Ponzi. Funeral Service and
calling hours were held privately at the Sugar &
Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Connor Verdoliva’s Education Fund.