December 25, 2017
Judith A Crook, 75, of Fulton died Monday December 25, 2017 at her daughter’s home, with her family by her side. Mrs. Crook was born in Syracuse the daughter of the late Lucius and Helen (Hayes) Gates, she has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. Mrs. Crook retired in 2003 from the Empower Federal Credit Union, Fulton as a loan officer. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Alfred Crook of Fulton and their loving children Mary (Tom) Hitchcock of Scriba, Susan (Tim) Reitz of Scriba, and Patrick (Shannon) Crook of Fulton. She is also survived by her 7 loving grandchildren John (Kelly) Reitz, Michael (Salme Cook) Hitchcock, Eric (Jennifer Snow) Hitchcock, Matthew (Anna McNamara) Reitz, Christie (Zachary) Love, Kayleigh (Adem Ademi) Crook, Corey (Amber Spiddle) Crook and her beautiful great granddaughter Evelyn Love. She is also her by her siblings Margaret (Joe) Mandolfo of Camillus, Michael (Jackie) Gates of Liverpool, and Patrick (Jennifer) Gates of England. In addition she is survived by her beloved dog Jeter. Services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St., Oswego.
December 26, 2017
Joseph Ritz, 55, of Oswego died Tuesday December 26, 2017 in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Kentucky the son of the late James and Nancy (McHugh) Ritz. Joe was a resident of Oswego most of his life. He worked in the construction field painting and roofing for many contractors in Oswego. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister Susan Ritz. Joe is survived by his sister Lisa Ritz of Florida, his brother Doug Ritz of Oswego, and his niece and nephew. Calling hours will be Tuesday January 2, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
December 25, 2017
Neva P. Catalano, 97; of Fulton passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, December 25th at Morningstar Residential Center, Oswego. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late Glenn and Leila (Chesbro) Parker. Mrs. Catalano resided in Fulton for most of her life except when she was a resident of Mooers, North Syracuse, and Central Square, NY. Mrs. Catalano was past employed as a nurse for 16 years with Hutchings Psychiatric Center, Syracuse. She also worked at Precision Castings and Crouse Hinds in Syracuse. She was pre-deceased by her 1st husband Cecil A. Warner, 2nd husband Robert Barnard, and 3rd husband Frank Catalano. Mrs. Catalano was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter and sister. Neva Catalano was a woman of many interests and talents. Through the years she enjoyed spending time with her family and doing special things with them and for them. In her early life as a young wife and mother, she was a Cub Scout den mother. She was a very talented seamstress and quilter. Additionally, she enjoyed creating works of cross stitch, embroidery and scrapbooking. She often made special dolls for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. One of her favorite creations was Paddington Bear. Several grandchildren were recipients of this special doll. Adults in the family received her handmade quilted gifts, knitted scarves and mittens, or embroidered tablecloths and napkins. In addition, Neva enjoyed traveling, creating genealogical records for her family, collecting post cards of places well known to her, camping and hiking in the Adirondacks with her family, playing the organ, singing, and celebrating family summer birthdays with special picnics. She was very proud of the fact that she was a descendent of Thomas G. Hawkes of the T.G. Hawkes cut glass company of Corning, New York. Mrs. Catalano was a member of the Pennellville Cemetery Association, the Oswego County Postcard Club, CSEA and Oswego County Home Bureau. She enjoyed taking day trips and meeting new friends through Aurora of Central New York. She took great pride in providing home health care for the elderly right up until her retirement at the age of 78. Neva provided her family with a model for overcoming adversity and the importance of integrity and a strong work ethic. She is survived by her beloved children: Eleanor (Ronald) Burdick of Fulton, and Clarke A. (Mary Anne) Warner-Long of Fulton, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one cousin: Arlene Stoltz and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and Burial will be held in the spring at Pennellville Cemetery, Pennellville, NY. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
December 22, 2017
Kevin A Bennett, 73, of Fulton died Friday December 22, 2017 in the VA Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Fulton the son of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Williams) Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a retired welder from Interface Solutions, Fulton. He is survived by three children Dawn McClellan of Fulton, Brian (Jammie) Bennett of SC, and Scott (Jennifer) Bennett of Fulton, five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Richard (Marianne) Bennett of Fulton, Bob Horning of Pennellville, and Al Horning of Syracuse. Services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.
December 19, 2017
Gary Wesley Swan II, 34, of Fulton died Tuesday December 19, 2017 at home after a brief illness. He was employed with Walmart, Fulton. He is survived by his mother Theora Plude, sister Kala Kemper, his aunts, uncles, and cousins. Calling hours will be Wednesday December 27, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.
December 8, 2017
Anna Marie Julian McCann, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Cottages at Garden Grove, Cicero, NY. Mrs. McCann was born in Fulton, NY to the late Harry and Catherine (Celella) Julian. She remained a longtime resident of Fulton. Anna worked as a telephone operator for Alltel in Fulton. She also worked at Sealright and Nestles, and was a hostess for the Swiss Chalet in Baldwinsville. Mrs. McCann was a licensed beautician and a graduate of the Syracuse Beauty School. She was a member of the Lake Country Quilt Guild. She won many awards for her beautiful quilts. She created a quilt panel for the AIDS Awareness Quilt in the 1990s, which continues to be shown around the world. Her family and friends were blessed with the fruits of her artistic talents, and her delicious meals and baked goods. Anna was pre-deceased by her husband Donald McCann in 2005 and siblings Phillip, Michael, and Joseph Julian, Mary Mullen, Angie Marino, Ernestine Price, Frances VanWie, and Yolanda Roy. Mrs. McCann is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law Sylvia (Loren) Preston of Oswego and Donna (Christopher) Dennihy of Auburn, and her loving companion Robert Ryan of Camillus, NY. Also survived by grandchildren Shaun McKinney (Maria Wszolek) and Katherine Dennihy (Sean Owens), great grandson Maximus Owens, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services: 9:30 AM Friday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Spring Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours: 4:00 to 6:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton, NY. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.
December 9, 2017
Rhoda A. Brown, 89, of Fulton, died Saturday December 9, 2017 in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. Mrs. Brown was born in Lysander, NY the daughter of late Newton and Genevieve Ward. She worked for General Electric, Syracuse, as a painter until her retirement in 1975. Mrs. Brown enjoyed watching NASCAR. She was predeceased by her husband Frank N. Brown in 2006. Mrs. Brown is survived her son Randy (Jean Allen) Brown of Fulton. Services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.
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.