Mary Scandura

January 22, 2015
Mary ScanduraMary Scandura, 99, of Oswego died Thursday January 22, 2015 in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Mrs. Scandura was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Joseph and Norma (LaFotuna) Miuccio. Mrs. Scandura was a former communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton, and St. Joseph Church, Oswego. She was predeceased by her husband George Scandura in 1997. Mrs. Scandura is survived by her sons George (Ruth) Scandura, and James (Nora) Scandura both of Scriba. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Kim Scandura, Donna Wright, Stephanie Sheffield, James Scandura, and Sarah Mansfield, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. Funeral services will be private. There will be no calling hours. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St Oswego is in care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Robert W. Orr

January 9, 2015
Robert W. OrrRobert W. Orr, 86, of Oswego died Friday January 9, 2015. Mr. Orr was born in Oswego the son of William and Catherine (DeGroff) Orr. He retired from Flexo Wire in 1987, as a machine operator. He was predeceased by his wife Janet L. Orr in 2014. Mr. Orr is survived by his children Deborah (William) Knight of Hannibal, Claire (Daniel) Malone of Hannibal, and Patricia (Larrie) Halstead of Hannibal. In addition to his children Mr. Orr is survived by ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial in Fairdale Cemetery were private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego

Marie J. Wright

January 8, 2015
Marie J. Wright, 83, of Oswego died Thursday January 8, 2015 in the Niagara Hospice, Lockport, NY after a short illness. Mrs. Wright was born in Oswego, NY the daughter of the late James B. and Dorothea (Hunt) Lynch. Mrs. Wright was a resident of Oswego until moving to Grand Island to be near her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Mrs. Wright worked for Oswego County BOCES with the special needs children. She was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Oswego Bowling League, the Oswego Bridge Club, and a communicant of St. Paul’s Church.
Mrs. Wright is survived by her son and daughter-in-law John and Sandra Wright, her grandchildren Bennett and LeeAnn Wright, all of Grand Island NY. In addition she is survived by her sisters Dorothea “Jackie” Root and Ann “Nancy” (Jason) Gelarden both of Oswego, and several nieces, and nephews.
Mrs. Wright was predeceased by her husband Robert W. Wright in 1973, there children William Wright, Robert G. Wright, Mary Wright, her sister Barbara Scanlon, and brothers Charles, and James Lynch.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 11:00 a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the services at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Joan Terranova

January 7, 2015
Joan TerranovaJoan Terranova, 93; of Fulton died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. She was born in Fulton to the late Clement and Joanna (Brady) Thompson. She has remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Terranova was past employed with the law office of Dwight Murphy as a secretary at the Oswego County Veterans Service office. She was a past communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton and Holy Family Altar Rosary Society. She was pre-deceased by her son Joe Terranova in 1992 and her husband Carmelo “Charles” Terranova in 2008. Mrs. Terranova is survived by her 3 children: Donna Seeber of Fulton, Harold (Pam) Terranova of FL., and Charles “Terry” (Sharon) Terranova of CO., 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, “special” niece Helen Thompson of Fulton, and granddog Charlye. A funeral service will be conducted in the spring. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Dennis T. Gantley

January 6, 2015
Dennis T. Gantley Dennis T. Gantley, 74 of Fulton passed away peacefully at his home after a battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Everett and Esther (Pitcher) Gantley. He has remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mr. Gantley was a self-employed Logger and he owned and operated Black Creek Lumber, Fulton for 50 years. He was an avid hunter, and fisherman. Mr. Gantley was a licensed pilot and his passion was flying his Cessna. Mr. Gantley is survived by his wife of 53 years Merry Gantley of Fulton, their 4 children: Eric (Patricia) Gantley of Syracuse, Rev. Mark Gantley of Hawaii, Denise Fleet of Baldwinsville, NY, and Kristen (Rafael) Gantley Chavez of Cicero, NY; 3 siblings: Everett Gantley of CA, Maria Murdoch of Phoenix, NY, Joseph Gantley of CA, 6 grandchildren: Kathryn, Erin, Evan, and Brian Gantley and Alexander and Julian Chavez and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday 11:30 am at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Mr. Gantley’s son Rev. Mark Gantley. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 1:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West 2nd St. S., Fulton.

James E. Smith

January 5, 2015
James E. Smith, 60; of Fulton. He was born in Oswego, NY to Edward and Florence (Lovejoy) Smith. Mr. Smith has been a resident of the ADK and Fulton for many years. He was past employed with Crouse Hinds, Syracuse, NY as a welder. He also previously worked at Nestles and Hutamaki, Fulton. Mr. Smith’s passion was hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking and camping. He absolutely loved the outdoors. He is survived by his children: Shannon (James) Clew of Fulton, and Joshua (Mary) Smith of Clifton Park, NY, companion: Alice Humiston of Fulton, 9 siblings: Harold Smith of Fulton Harrison Shephard of Hannibal, Joanna Shephard Rawlins, and Cathy Butler both of GA, Jimmy Shephard of Rochester, NY, Kenny Shephard, Debbie Smith, Freddy Smith and Star Smith Moran all of Fulton, 7 grandchildren: Montanna Smith, Nathen Smith, Abigail Lunderman, Hayden Smith, Noah Smith, Benjamin Smith and Lillylyn Humiston Seaton and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be conducted 9:30 am to 11:00 am Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Burial will be held privately.

Stanley R. Ottman

January 2, 2015
Stanley R. OttmanStanley R. Ottman, 89; of Phoenix died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Minetto, NY to the late Roscoe and Anna (Savery) Ottman. He remained a lifetime resident of the area living in Oswego, Baldwinsville and Phoenix NY. Mr. Ottman served in the Merchant Marine. He was past employed at A&P, Tops, Price Chopper, and Walmart in the management departments before retiring at 80 years old. Mr. Ottman was a member of the Lion’s Club, and the American Legion. He was a Volunteer Ambulance Driver for Baldwinsville Ambulance Corp. Mr. Ottman was pre-deceased by his children: Robert and Judith Ottman. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Josephine Ottman of Phoenix, 8 children: Jo Ann Ottman of LaFayette, NY; James Ottman of Oswego, NY; Carol (William) Mosley of TN, Mary Jo (Daniel) McCarthy of NM, Debra (Robert) Martin of TN, Stanley (Lisa) Ottman of North Syracuse, NY; Mark (Ginny) Ottman of NJ; Matthew (Diane) Ottman of NM; sister Adrienne DeGroff of Oswego, NY; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. S., Oswego with Rev. John Carter officiating. Burial will be held in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be held Monday 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Donations may be made to Food Bank of CNY, 7066 Interstate Island Road, Syracuse, NY 13209; www.foodbankcny.org

Mary J. Losurdo

December 29, 2014
Mary J. Losurdo, 95, of Oswego died Monday December 29, 2014 in the Oswego Hospital. Mrs. Losurdo was born in Oswego the daughter of the late James and Anna (Curci) Signorile. Mrs. Losurdo was a former employee of Taggarts Bag Factory and Canale’s. She was predeceased by her husband James V. Losurdo, and siblings Grace Palmitesso, Virginia Familo, James and Francis Signorile. Mrs. Losurdo is survived by her sons James (Cindy) Losurdo of Baldwinsville, Joseph (Bonnie) Losurdo of TN, brother Joseph (Elsa) Signorile of Oswego, sister Anne (David) Walpole of Oswego. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Private burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum. There will be no calling hours. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Michael A. Castiglia

Michael A. CastigliaMichael A. Castiglia, 25 of Minetto passed away on Sunday the 28th of December at his home. Mike was born in Minetto on September 9, 1989.
Mike is predeceased by his brother James M. Jr and by his maternal grandfather Fernand Duhamel.
He is survived by his parents, Jim and Cindy Castiglia of Minetto, sisters Nicole (Mike) Jenson of Minetto; Samantha (Jon) Campbell of Portsmouth, Virginia; Jennifer (Ted) Kuriger of Oswego; and Jamie Castiglia of Oswego. Michael is also survived by his paternal grandparents Jim and Katherine Castiglia and by his maternal grandmother Jean Duhamel. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews as well as cousins.
Mike loved to hunt and spend time with family. He had a big heart and a lot to give, he could always put a smile on anyone’s face.
He was loyal and dedicated to his family and friends. Mike’s services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Francis P. Kehoe

December 22, 2014
Francis P. KehoeFrancis P. Kehoe, 86, of Fulton, died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.
He was born in Sargent, Nebraska to the late Bernard and Florence (Knight) Kehoe. Mr. Kehoe was retired from Sealright Corp., Fulton after 30 years of service. Mr. Kehoe is a United States Veteran having served for nine years the United States Marine Corp. One of the highlights of his military career was his service as a Military guard for President Eisenhower at both the White House and Camp David. Mr. Kehoe followed his active duty service with 31 years in the Navel Reserves were he retired as a Navy Reserve Chief Warrant Officer-4. Since leaving the service he became active in several veterans organizations such as the Fulton VFW Post # 569. He was a lifetime member of Post #569 serving in every position including commander and the color guard. He was also an active member of the Fulton Veterans Council and the Fulton American Legion. He was once selected as Fulton’s Veteran of the year as well as a nominee to the New York State Senate of Veterans Hall of Fame where he was honored by Senator Nancy Richie at Fort Drum Military Base, NY in May of 2012. His most recent honor came from the Fulton VFW Post # 569 with the dedication of the Francis P. Kehoe Memorial Park located near Route 481 in Fulton. He was a longtime parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fulton.
He was a long time member of the Fulton Elks, the Fulton Polish Club, and the Ancient Hibernians. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, and listening to country music with his many friends and family.

He was predeceased by his wife; Betty Jo (Fisher); his brothers: Bernard J. (Pat); Darrell G. Mr. Kehoe is survived by his three children; Debra (Robert) French, of Palermo; Deacon F. Phillip (Sara) Kehoe, of Oswego; and Michael (Ria) Ballou, of Irvin, Calif.; one brother, Richard (Joyce) of Franklin, N.C; one sister, Kathleen LaComb of Niskayuna N.Y.; and his loving companion of 12 years, Ruth McAllister; eight grandchildren, Gary, Becky, Kelly, Phillip, Ryan, Matthew, Noah and Owen, and several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 PM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and 12:30 PM at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. A spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Donations may be made in honor of Mr. Kehoe to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. (www.michaeljfox.org)