Donna M. Nagelschmidt

September 7, 2014
Donna M. NagelschmidtOSWEGO – Donna M. Nagelschmidt, 72, of Oswego, died Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2014, at Oswego Hospital. She was born in Yonkers, the daughter of the late John and Doris (Holcomb) Nagelschmidt IV.

Donna spent her childhood in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School in 1960. Following this she was employed at Snyder & Mackin in Oswego for several years, as a very conscientious book keeper in their accounting department. Donna also worked at the Midway Drive-In Theatre in Minetto.

She had a strong desire to see all of the 50 states (eventually visiting 46). In 1967, Donna started with a grand loop bus tour, offered by the Greyhound Co., which included parts of Canada. After this sampling, at age 25, she set her dreams on Las Vegas and moved there a couple of years later. Donna fully enjoyed the stars and glitter of show business. Her favorite was Elvis, and she attended at least 40 of his live performances; shaking hands with him once. She was employed at the Horseshoe Casino for many years, and made many friends.

Donna was very loving, with a special compassion for homeless people.

Donna was very grateful, as is her family, for the top-notch care she received from the Doctors and Nurses at the Oswego Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her only brother-in-law, James E. Drips.

She is survived by siblings John F. (Judith) Nagelschmidt V of Minetto, George T. Nagelschmidt and Joan L. Drips both of Oswego; nieces Heidi M. Nagelschmidt and April M. (John) Eckburg; nephews John F. Nagelschmidt VI and Shane R. Drips; grandnieces Tessa M. Eckburg and Emily E. Sohoski; grandnephews Tyler A. and Scout R. Eckburg and Mitchell J. Nagelschmidt.

Calling hours are Wednesday, Sept. 17th, 4-6 PM at Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego, with a memorial service to follow. No burial service is scheduled.

Instead of flowers, please contribute to the cancer research organization of your choice; Thank you.

William Schroeder

September 6, 2014
William Schroeder, 50, of Oswego died Saturday September 6, 2014 in St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Oswego the son of the late William and Dorothy (Dyer) Schroeder. He was a former employee with Syroco, Baldwinsville. Mr. Schroeder is survived by his wife Tammy Dunlap, children William Schroeder, Edward (Jessica) Schroeder, Elaine Schroeder, April Schroeder, and Raymond Schroeder all of Oswego. He is also survived by his grandchildren and siblings Robert Schroeder, Debbie Murray, Sylvia Thompson, and Peter Schroeder. Calling hours will be Wednesday September 10 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Robert Baker

September 5, 2014
Robert BakerRobert Baker, 81, of Granby died Friday in the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Baker was born in Oswego the son of the late Leighton and Dorothy (LeFlemme) Baker. He was an operating engineer at Nine Mile I and II, and the Steam Station, before going to work for the Town of Oswego Highway Department. He is survived by his children Larry (Karen) Baker of Oswego, Cheryl Baker of Oswego, Roberta (Richard) Caprin of Arizona, Renee Ecker of Fl., Benjamin Baker of FL., and his siblings Jerry Baker of Oswego, Ella Shatraw of Oswego, Clifford Baker of CA., Charles Baker of MA., John Baker of MA, Kay Baker of MA., 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings Helen Reedy, Ada Baker, Mary Smith, Sonny, Ralph, Sam and Roy Baker. Private burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Anthony Bellardino

September 5, 2014
Anthony Bellardino Anthony Bellardino, 94, of Oswego died Friday at his home peacefully surrounded by his family. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Luigi and Aniela (Wieliezko) Bellardino. Mr. Bellardino retired in 1980 from the NY Railroads, having worked for NY Central, Conrail, and Penn Central as a conductor and yard foreman for 42 years. He served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1945 during WWII. Mr. Bellardino was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph Golden Age, Oswego Senior Citizen Group, the Polish Legion of American Veterans, Conservation Corp in Idaho and Selkirk, NY. He was very proud of the fact that he built a camp in the town of Orwell with his wife, and their five children. Mr. Bellardino was predeceased by his wife Mary Meade Bellardino, sons-in-law Ernest Chiarella, Alfred Schwandl, grandson Joey Fenske, granddaughter-in-law Natalie Schwandl, and his sisters Helen Castiglia, Philomena Proppe, and Louise Ardiuni. He is survived by his children Steven (Sam) Bellardino of Boston, Anthony (Donna) Bellardino of New Haven, Antionette Chiarella of Minetto, Christine Schanwkl of PA, Lorraine (Charles) Fenske of Oswego, sisters Janette Mulcahey of Minetto, Susie (Frank) Fox of Granby, Mary Tremack of Oswego, Nellie Roach of SD, 12 grandchildren Lisa (Andrew), Gary (Nicole), Mary Beth (Sean), Christopher, Lisa (Randy) Charles, Travis (Heather), Steward (Melissa), Clinton, Anthony, Alexander, and Angela, 21 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday September 12th at 9:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Minetto Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Family request in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to friends of Oswego County Hospice.

Bernice Caprin Rowe

September 3, 2014
Bernice Caprin Rowe, 52; of Fulton died Wednesday at University Hospital, Syracuse after a short illness. Bernice was born in Fulton to the late Raymond and Mary Evelyn (Samson) Caprin. She had remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Bernice retired after 14 years with Staff King, Oswego where she worked as a Home Health Aide. She enjoyed being an active member of the Elk’s BPOE Lodge #830, Fulton and the Fulton VFW Auxiliary. She also loved bowling. Bernice is survived by her boyfriend of 15 years Jonne Harvey of Fulton, children: Raelyn (Russ) Rowe of Fulton, Clinton Rowe, Jr., of Fulton, Michael (Shelby) Rowe of Fulton and step daughter Sarah Harvey of West Monroe, NY, ex-husband Clinton Rowe, Sr. of Fulton, siblings: Christine (Tim) Bartlett of Parish, NY, Raymond (Debbie) Caprin of Hannibal, Beth (Rick) Nixdorf of Florida, 4 grandchildren: Landon, Damien, Conner, and Kaydence and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Bernice was pre-deceased by her sister Maurine “Moe” Caprin in 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted 9:30 AM Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Jerome Amaechi. Burial will be held in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, NY. Calling hours will be conducted from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Darlene K. Chappell

September 1, 2014
Darlene K. Chappell, 58; of Fulton died Monday at University Hospital, Syracuse after a long illness. Mrs. Chappell was born in Syracuse, NY to Willis and Gladys (Gardner) Martinez. She has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. Mrs. Chappell was previously employed as a private home health aide. She truly loved playing BINGO. She was pre-deceased by her husband Gordon Chappell in 2013 and her brother Harold DeSalvatore. Mrs. Chappell is survived by her 3 children Victor Chappell of Fulton, Christopher (Kelly) Chappell, Sr., of Fulton, and Nicole (Douglas) Finley of Auburn, NY, 4 siblings: Patty Gonzalez, Ronald Martinez, Juanita Damarville, and Larry DeSalvatore, 12 grandchildren: Christopher Jr, Christine, and Andrew Chappell, Douglas, Melissa, Andrew, Megan, Nicholas, Josh, Nathaniel, Kenyan, and Jonathon Finley and several nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral services. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

George T. Stephenson

August 29, 2014
George T. Stephenson, 90; of Fulton died Friday at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. He was born Fulton to the late George and Irene (St. Onge) Stephenson. He remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mr. Stephenson was WWII Veteran having served in the Army from 1942-1945 in the European Theatre. He retired from Armstrong Industries, Fulton after 40+ years where he worked as a Quality Controller. Mr. Stephenson was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus Council #254. He was a 4th degree knight and a past member of the color corp. Mr. Stephenson was a member of the Volney Senior Citizens and Oswego County Visually Impaired. He was also a trainer with the RSVP Senior Bone Builders Group and a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton and Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 43 years Reina Stephenson in 1994. Mr. Stephenson is survived by his children: Arthur (Sherry) Stephenson of CA, Thomas (Faith) Stephenson of Ottawa, Canada, Michael (Linda) Stephenson of Fulton, Mary (Daniel) Spier of Fulton, sister Pauline Chesbro of Florida, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM Saturday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where Rev. John Canorro and Rev. Robert Stephenson (nephew of George) will celebrate a mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Sylvester B. Bentley

August 22, 2014
Sylvester B. Bentley, 67 of Fulton died Friday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse after a long illness. Mr. Bentley was born in Fulton and he has remained a life resident of Fulton. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Priscilla Bentley of Fulton, 3 daughters: Amber Bentley, Tabitha Bentley, and Jennie Bentley all of Fulton, his sister: Barbara Yarman of Central Square, NY, and 3 grandchildren: Olivia, Emily, and Angel. There will be no Funeral Services. Burial will be held privately in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 1:00 to 3:00 pm Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc.

Donald “Fitz” French

August 21, 2014
Donald “Fitz” French, 59; of Granby passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends. He was born to Louis H. French of Pulaski and the late Shirley Frances (Mason) and Alphonso Viscome. Fitz was born in Oswego and he has been a resident of Granby for most of his life. He retired in 2010 from the Oswego Boilermakers Local 175 after 25 years of service. In his youth he was an altar server to the area catholic churches. In his later years his passion was the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He was also interested in the conservation of the wild. Fitz was a longtime member of the Mad River Club and the Trappers Association. In the past he enjoyed being active with dirt bike racing, snowmobiling and 4-wheeling. He is survived by his 5 siblings: Katherine (Gene) Stone, Robert (Debra) French, Herbert French, Julie (Bruce) Knapp, and David (Gail) Viscome all of Fulton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Deacon Philip Kehoe officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc.

Josefina Feliciano

August 18, 2014
Josefina Feliciano, 66; of Fulton died Monday at University Hospital, Syracuse. She was born in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Tomas Acevedo and Eugenia Vegas. Mrs. Feliciano is survived by her husband of 45 years Hignio Feliciano of Fulton, 5 children Esmeralda Feliciano of Fulton, Jose Javier Feliciano, Daniel Feliciano, and Yesenia Feliciano all of Oswego, and Dimayra Feliciano of Fulton, 2 sisters Lydia Rice, and Carmen Acevedo both of NC and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Pastor Gonzalez and Rev. Carmencita officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.