December 11, 2018
Alice M. Sobota, 99; of Fulton passed peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday morning at Oswego Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Sobota was born to the late Napoleon and Mary LeBlanc. She has been a longtime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Sobota lived a full life and even at 99 years old she lived on her own. She was a respected and cherished community member and in her younger years was active in both school and church volunteer activities. She worked during the war and became an avid traveler prior to her marriage to her late husband Frederick Sobota who died in 1999. Mrs. Sobota was an athlete having enjoyed cross-country skiing, golfing, tennis and bowling. She was an active mom who helped with photography and additionally became a bowling coach to several community children. Mrs. Sobota was also known for the “Mom Column” which she wrote for the local newspaper. It was important to her to make all children feel special and loved. Mrs. Sobota was pre-deceased by her son Tom Sobota in 2000. She is survived by her 3 daughters: Lorraine Johnson and Nancy Warren both of Cape Cod, MA; and Janice Sobota of Fulton, her two sisters: Dina Koliada of Fulton, and Dora LeBlanc of Norwood, NY; 2 grandchildren: Gretchen Johnson of ME, and Dustin Johnson of MA; 3 great-grandchildren: Benjamin Johnson, Alice Johnson-Cummings, Luke Johnson and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 AM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Deacon Nick Alvaro will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Donations may be made to the Oswego County Humane Society, 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, NY 13126.
John F. Schrader, 96, of Oswego died Sunday December 9, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Schrader was born in Oswego the son of the late Otto and Elizabeth (Stock) Schrader. Mr. Schrader served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Local # 747, Oswego retiring in 1984. Mr. Schrader was a member of the ELK’S Lodge, Oswego, and former member of the Oswego Bowling League. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, where he was an Usher, Festival Volunteer, Treasurer of the Holy Name Society, and the Finance Committee. Mr. Schrader was predeceased by his wife Mary (Polega) Schrader in 2017. He is survived by his children Karen Schrader of Delmar, NY, Susan (George) Schrader – Rank of Pattersonville, NY, Richard (Diane) Schrader of Oswego, and five grandchildren Amalea, Nicholas, Ariana, Aubree, and Mitchell. In addition he is survived by his siblings Agnes Neumann of Delmar, NY, Ann Hewitt of OH, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Scrader was predeceased by his siblings Verna Lass, Norbert Schrader, William Schrader, Joseph Schrader, Patrick Schrader, Edward Schrader, Francis Schrader, Mary Sagneri, Thomas Schrader, Robert Schrader, and Daniel Schrader. Funeral services will be Wednesday 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, where a Mass of Christian will be celebrated. Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego
December 3, 2018
Richard “Scott” Tice, 62; of Oswego passed away at University Hospital, Syracuse after a long illness. He was born in Oswego, NY to Richard and Dawn (Pelkey) Tice currently of Oswego. He has remained a lifetime resident of Oswego. Scott had worked at Nine Mile, Scriba, NY as a Nuclear Operator for 30 years. He was an active volunteer fireman with the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department, Granby Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Fire Brigade with Nine Mile. Scott was a Minetto Volunteer fireman, past chief and a NYS Fire Instructor. He was also a trainer at Onondaga Community College, and at Nine Mile. Scott was a past member of the Oswego County Hazmat Team. He was a hard worker who enjoyed old cars and Scott was happiest riding his motorcycle or fishing.
He is survived by his wife Jill J. Tice of Oswego, their 2 children: Jessica Cooley of Fulton, and Benjamin C. Cooley of Tulsa, OK; 3 siblings: Kevin (Laurie) Tice of Oswego, Brett (Kathy) Tice of Oswego, Brandi (Dave) Engle of Oswego, 11 nieces and nephews: Amity (George) Kerr, Mandy Tice, Briane Tice, Meghan Tice, Sunny Tice, Miranda Tice, Maddie Engle and Morgan Engle, Taylor Tice, Cody Tice and Kevin Tice. Calling hours will be held 4:00 to 6:00 PM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with a funeral service to follow at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations may be made to Paws Across Oswego County, 2035 County Route 1, Oswego, NY 13126,
Debra L. Piazza, 56, of Oswego died Saturday December 1, 2018 in University Hospital. Debra was born in Oswego the daughter Marion (Fletcher) Curcie of Florida and the late Robert Curcie Sr. She has worked at Morningstar Rehabilitation Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the past five years. She was predeceased by her husband Matthew Piazza in 2008 and her siblings Robert Curcie Jr., and Ralph Kranz. Debra was a loving mother and grandmother, and enjoyed her time with her seven grandchildren and looking forward to the birth of another grandson. In addition to her mother Marion Curcie, she is survived by her children Christopher Curcie of Washington, Heather Piazza of Oswego, Kayleen Piazza of Oswego, seven grandchildren Joseph, Zachary, Damien, Donovan, Bentley, Brooklyn, and Carson. Debra is also survived by her siblings Edward Curcie of CO, David Curcie of SC, Melinda Sandford of Pennellville, Cheryl Piazza of Cicero, Tammy Stone of Chittenango, Tina Cook of TN, Kip Curcie of FL, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY. Burial will be at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
November 30, 2018
Robert Raymond Halstead, 57; of Martville, NY passed away at his home Friday after a long illness. He was beloved by his family, friends and neighbors. Bob graduated in 1979 from Red Creek High School, and then served in the United States Army from 1979 to 1982. He was past employed with Millis Transfer, Weedsport, NY and the at J.B. Hunt, Syracuse as a mechanic for several years. During his tenure Bob was the recipient of awards from his employer. Bob was a member of the Hannibal American Legion. He was good-natured, with a happy, joyful personality. Bob loved to hunt, fish and ride motorcycles with his sons. He enjoyed country music and playing the guitar with his good friend Corky Mattice and dining out with Corky and his wife Tina. He also liked sharing cookouts with his father, sister and Brian Hudson. Bob was kind, generous, and helpful to family and friends taking great pleasure in solving home and auto problems for them. He enjoyed building things and loved animals and wildlife. He faithfully fed cats, birds, squirrels and hummingbirds at his home. Bob is survived by his sons: Robby Halstead and Benjamin Halstead both of Martville, NY, his father Robert Halstead of Sterling, NY, sister: Lorraine Ritchie of Martville, NY, step-son Justin Edmondston, step-granddaughter Aurelia, nephews: Charles Ritchie of Hannibal, NY, Kevin Ritchie of Auburn, NY, niece: Alicia Bentley of Fulton, NY and great nieces and nephews: Alexander Ritchie, Allyianiya, and Auston Bentley. Bob is also leaving behind his loving companion Snickers. He was pre-deceased by his mother Beverly Halstead in 2012 and his infant brother Kenny Halstead. A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held in Spring at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held privately in Springbrook Cemetery, Sterling, NY. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Fair Haven Ambulance crew, the New York State Police, and the Cayuga County Coroner for their kind assistance.
Beatrice M. Denny, 93, of Utica St. Oswego died Wednesday November 28, 2018 in Morningstar Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Denny was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Cassie and Josephine (LoMenzo) Catalano. She was a nurse’s aide at St. Luke Health Services for many years prior to her retirement. She was predeceased by her husband George Denny in 1981 and her brothers Joseph, Andrew, Anthony and George Catalano. Mrs. Denny is survived by her sister Josephine Jadus and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday 11:30 A.M. at the Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum. Calling hours will be Friday morning 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the service at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY.
Ann M. Clark, 54, of Oswego died Wednesday November 28, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Donald and Concetta (Solazzo) Pelkey. Ann was a waitress at the Char Pit and later at Mimi’s drive Inn where she worked many years. Ann was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her husband Vernon “Butch” Clark of thirty-five years, sons Vernon (Kendall) Clark of Fulton, Joseph (Thomas Souriya) Clark of Orlando, Michael Clark of NC, Andrew Clark of Oswego, and grandchildren Oliver and Elliott. Ann is also survived her brother Donald (Sally) Pelkey of Oswego, and sister-in-law Lisa Pelkey of Oswego, two aunts and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother Gerry Pelkey.
Calling hours for Ann will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY.
November 27, 2018
Norma Heppell, 91; formerly of Fulton passed peacefully at home in Seminole, Florida. Mrs. Heppell was born in Fulton, NY to the late Carlton and Eva (Chetney) Longley. She had been a longtime resident of Fulton, NY until recently moving to Florida. Norma was past employed as a Dental Assistant with Dr. Walter Knych Dental Office, Fulton, NY and she also managed the cafeteria at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Fulton. Mrs. Heppell was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court Pere LeMoyne #833, and the Fulton Women’s Club. Mrs. Heppell was pre-deceased by her husband Robert S. Heppell in 2003, and her brother Robert Longley. She is survived by her children: Douglas (Carol) Heppell of Fulton, and Yvonne (Thomas) Heppell Libsansky of FL., 4 granddaughters, 2 great grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held
Monday, December 3rd at 9:30 AM at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted
Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.
November 10, 2018
Dale A. Bates, 65, of Fulton died Saturday November 10, 2018 at his home. He was born in Alexandria Bay, the son of the late Roland and Bertha Bates. Burial was in Mt. Adnah Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of theSugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.
November 5, 2018
Mary J. Whalen, 76; of Scriba, NY passed away peacefully at home Monday surrounded by her family.
She was born in Oswego, NY to the late Mary (Chalone) and Angelo Capizzi. Mrs. Whalen has remained a resident of Scriba, NY for several years. She was pre-deceased by her husband John Whalen Sr, 2 grandsons: Todd Kingsley, and Joey Hammond III, step-mother: Genevieve Capizzi, 3 siblings: Alfred Capizzi, Joseph Capizzi, and Kathleen Palermo. Mrs. Whalen was a loving wife, mother, and friend. She is survived by her lifetime partner: Bill Madill of Scriba, 5 children: Theresa (Steven) Woolson of Oswego, Michelle Kingsley of SC, Michael Whalen of Oswego, Donna Whalen of Oswego, Colleen Whalen of Oswego, sibling: Peter (Marilyn) Capizzi of Camillus, NY; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM Friday at Christ the Good Shepherd of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Inc, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego, NY.