June 23, 2017
Jason E. “Jay” Yager Jr., 89; of Fulton passed away peacefully at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Jason and Ethel (Allen) Yager Sr. Mr. Yager remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mr. Yager was a United States World War II Veteran having served in the Navy from 1945-1947. He retired from General Electric after 37 years of service as a plumber and steamfitter. Mr. Yager was a past communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 66 years Carmela L. Yager in 2013, their son Jason Yager III in 2000, siblings: Willard Yager, June Niver, Mildred Kelly and Anna Mae VanBuren, and son-in-law Stephen Turner. Mr. Yager is survived by his children: Daniel (Jamie Barron) Yager of Elmira, NY; Christine (Howard) Rose and Julie (Joseph) Crahan both of Baldwinsville, NY and Joyce Turner of Hannibal, his sister Beverly Hudson of Fulton, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with a funeral service to follow at 4:00 PM with Rev. John Canorro officiating. Burial will be held 11:00 AM Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
June 8, 2017
Samuel Barbasso, 96, of Oswego died Thursday June 8, 2017 in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Mr. Barbasso was born in Oswego the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Virgo) Barbasso. Mr. Barbasso was a First Sergeant in the United States Army serving during WWII. He was a purchasing agent for Cyclotherm Boiler Works, Oswego for many years, and later worked as a traveling salesman for Rumetco, Syracuse until his retirement at the age of 91. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church where he served as an Usher. He loved to golf and play baseball. Mr. Barbasso was predeceased by his wife Darlene Barbasso in 1988, and his sisters Frances Canale, and Rose Kramer. He is survived by his sister Carmella Wolfe of Delaware, and his nieces and nephews Geraldine and John Knosp, of Oswego; Donna and David Brown; Karen and Michael Walker; Roger and Rosemary Mullens, Joe and Michelle Wolfe; David and Cherie Wolfe; Leon Kramer, and Renee Kramer. Funeral services will be Thursday June 15, 2017 at noon following the calling hours, at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be conducted Thursday 10:00 to 12:00 noon at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126.
Spring burial for Mary Hoyt who died January 18, 2017 will be Saturday June 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM at Hillside Memorial Cemetery, Central Square. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.
June 1, 2017
Salvatore “Sam” Firenze, 92; formerly of Fulton, and Annapolis, MD passed away peacefully Thursday morning at his son’s home in Clay, NY. Mr. Firenze was born in Fulton, NY to the late Richard and Mary (Amico) Firenze. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Navy during WWII. Mr. Firenze retired in 1983 from Niagara Mohawk where he worked for several years as a Line Supervisor. He was an Umpire and Sports Referee. Mr. Firenze was very involved with the success of the Fulton Gauchos and the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum Corp. He was pre-deceased by his son David Firenze in 1994, and siblings Grace Raneri; Carmella Barnett, Virginia Carioti, Anthony and Paul Firenze. Mr. Firenze is survived by his children: Kathy Firenze of Florida; Mary Beth (Chuck) Modzelewski of Hamlin, NY; Samuel (Stephanie) Firenze of CO, and James (Kristine) Firenze of Clay, NY. He is also survived by his longtime partner Rose Rivera of MD, and her children Debra (Curt) Weinhold; Janice (Peter) Halverson, and Denise Rivera, and his 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with Rev. John Canorro officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of CNY, or the Alzheimer Association.
May 27, 2017
Sidney N. LeCeur, 25; of Oswego passed away suddenly Saturday morning. He was born in San Bernardino, CA and had currently been a resident of Oswego, NY. Sidney enjoyed Boxing and loved Tech N9NE. He was a wonderfully devoted Dad and he would always brighten people’s day with his awesome smile. Sidney also enjoyed mentoring children in physical fitness and boxing. He is survived by his longtime partner Alicia Davis and their 2 children: Noah and Judah LeCeur all of Oswego, his father: Sidney LeCeur of CA, and mother and step-father Emma and Gary Garcilazo of TX, 6 siblings: Melvin Harris, Lamont DeJurnett, Muslima Harris, Jemeila Moore, Doug Thomas, Sidney’s twin sister Brittney LeCeur, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 7th from 3:00-4:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego, NY. Funeral Services will follow at 4:00 PM in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be held privately.
May 26, 2017
Phyllis M. Walts, 81; formerly of Fulton passed away peacefully Friday at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego, NY. She was born in Pooleville, NY; to the late Glenn and Marion (Salsbury) Goff. Mrs. Walts was a longtime resident of Phoenix, NY. She was a homemaker and active volunteer knitting and crocheting blankets for several cancer patients, and taking shifts at the gift shop that was available for the Michaud Nursing Home and A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital visitors and residents. Mrs. Walts was pre-deceased by her husband Edward Walts, 2 sisters: Patricia Walts, and Louella Beaman, and her son-in-law Richard Arden. Mrs. Walts is survived by her children: Glenda Arden of Fulton, and James Walts of New Haven, NY, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Noon to 2:00 PM Sunday at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. There will be no funeral service. Burial will be held privately.
May 23, 2017
Nancy E. Ritchie, 53, a former resident of Fulton and more recent of Rockwell, NC, died Tuesday May 23, 2017 in Tucker Hospice Center, NC surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Alfred and Helen (Chapman) Arnold. Nancy retired after many years of working from a NASCAR Busch Grand National team and racing car industry. She especially loved traveling and spending time with her husband, children, granddaughter, family and friends. Nancy is survived by her husband of 35 years, Michael Ritchie of NC, and their daughters Arica Ritchie of NC; Michael Ann Ritchie of NC; Gina Ritchie of NC, and her granddaughter Ava Ritchie of NC. She is also survived by her siblings Bill (Cheryl) Arnold of Fulton; Mary (Tom) Yager of Fulton; David (Chris) Arnold of Fulton; John (Sherri) Arnold of Minetto; Bob (Wendy) Arnold of NC; Stephen Arnold of Colorado; Martha Crofoot of Oswego; Kathryn (Craig Prior) Arnold of Fulton; Suzanne (Tom) Davis of Fulton, and several aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be Wednesday 10:00 AM in Holy Trinity Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton, NY.
May 21, 2017
Frances A. Rupert, 87, of Fulton passed away on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Seneca Hill Manor, Volney NY with her family by her side. She was born in Phoenix, NY the daughter of the late Fredrick and Elizabeth (Jackson) McMullen. Frances owned and operated the Farm Tavern of Fulton for over 20 years. She was the caretaker for the home of Ajoy and Geeta Roy, where she was the nanny for their children, Shreyes and Preyas, her second family. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Frances loved playing bingo, loved cats and spent most weekends going to garage sales. She is survived by the father of her children Douglas Rupert of Florida, her children Douglas (Sandy) Rupert of PA, Daniel (Diane) Rupert of Oswego, Donald Rupert of Fulton, Darlene (Michael) Kempston of Fulton, Diane Smith of Florida, Donna Gorman of Brewerton, Dennis (Denise) Rupert of Fulton, Darryl (Christine) Rupert of Hannibal, 16 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Frances was predeceased by her grandson James J. Rupert, great granddaughter Kendall M. Libbey, siblings Mack, Mick, Dorothy, Ruth, and Dot. Funeral services will be Thursday 9:00 AM at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., Fulton. Burial will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. The family would like to extend their gratitude to all of the staff at the Seneca Hill Manor, Volney, NY that provided care for their mother for the past 5 years. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Seneca Hill Manor Activities Department, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, NY 13126
May 19, 2017
Dallas J. Montgomery, infant son of Cassandra Wait and Levi Montgomery of Fulton, went into God’s loving arms Friday May 19, 2017. Dallas was born May 19, 2017, along with his twin brother Levi Montgomery Jr., in the Oswego Hospital. In addition to his twin brother and parents Dallas in survived by his sisters Isabella, and Peyton and his brother Lucas all of Fulton, paternal grandparents Michael Montgomery of TX, Donna Donaldson of Fulton, step-grandfather Jim Humphrey of Fulton, maternal grandparents Brian and Diann Durran of Fulton. He is also survived by his uncles David (Stephanie Scheirer) Wait, Ronald Horn Jr., Michael Montgomery, aunts Amandamay Horn and Julia Durran. Services were private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home.
May 19, 2017
John Semeraro, 59; passed away suddenly at the Oswego Hospital. He was born in Fulton the son of the late Quirico and Mary (Clinton) Semeraro and he has been a lifetime resident of Fulton. John was a 35 year employee of Novelis , Scriba, NY where he worked as a Specialist. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, (ROC) Ride Oswego County Group, and he loved sailing with his family. He thoroughly enjoyed teaching his children the skills necessary for boating and he passed on his love of being on the water. John also had a passion for motorcycles especially his Harley Davidson. John could always be described as a true friend; especially his childhood friends he grew up with and they remained close friends into adulthood. He also had a special love for his “Family Van,” which was also used as the “Vacation Van.” He always felt it was necessary to place the Harley Davidson Wings decal on every motorized vehicle he and his wife purchased. John was an Old Rock Music enthusiast. John is survived by his wife of 27 years Brenda Semeraro of Fulton, 2 children: Alexis Semeraro and Anthony Semeraro both of WA, step-mother Vivian Semeraro of Fulton, mother-in-law Gloria White of Fulton, his cousin: Ronald Briggs, and several nieces, nephews and in-laws. John was pre-deceased by his brother Richard Semeraro. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 10th at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Canorro. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held Friday, June 9th from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association 2 Clinton Square Site 305, Syracuse, NY 13202.