July 7, 2015
Joan G. Farmer, 78; of Liverpool passed away Tuesday evening peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Farmer was born in Pulaski, NY to the late Charles and Geraldine (Young) Freeden. She has been a resident of Liverpool, NY for the past 16 years. Mrs. Farmer was a United States Veteran having served in the Air Force. She was retired from Syracuse Regional Airport Taxi, East Syracuse, where she worked as a Dispatcher. Mrs. Farmer loved to read, birdwatch, and cook and occasionally visit the casino. A devoted and loving mother and wife she is survived by her husband of 60 years: James D. Farmer Sr., of Liverpool, NY; their 8 children: Mary Beth Farmer of Liverpool, NY; James Farmer Jr., of OH, Jon Farmer of IN, Tim Farmer of Liverpool, Tom Farmer of ME, David Farmer of SC, Amy Hayden of NC, and Darren Farmer of Syracuse, NY; 5 siblings: Joyce Comstock, Dian Johnson, Sharon Keating, and Mary Lou Betts all of Pulaski and Jim Freeden of Oswego, 23 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Burial and Committal Services will be conducted by the Onondaga County Hospice Chaplain Jeannie Moore followed by military honors bestowed by the United States Air Force Honor Guard at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse, NY. Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.
July 16, 2015
Rosemary Snow, 83; of Fulton passed away peacefully in Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton. She was born in Rochester, NY to the late Angelo and Virginia Lisuzzo. Mrs. Snow spent her younger years in Rochester and has been a resident of Phoenix and Fulton for most of her adult life. She was a past communicant of St. Peter’s and Paul Church, Rochester, NY. Mrs. Snow enjoyed attending church services, and bible study while she was a resident of Michaud. She enjoyed music and playing BINGO. Mrs. Snow was pre-deceased by her husband Walter L. Snow Sr., in 2000 and by her 4 brothers. Mrs. Snow was a loving mother and grandmother and she enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her 7 children also known as her seven J’s: Jacqueline Snow of Oswego, Gerald (Trudy) Snow of Phoenix, Jo-Ann (Craig) Wright of Fulton, Julie Waterhouse of FL., Joseph (Kathy) Snow of FL., Janet (Gary Manford) Snow of Fulton, and Walter (Sara) Snow Jr., of FL., 22 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 6:00 PM Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. Vivian Summerville officiating. Burial with a committal service officiated by Rev. Summerville will be held 11:30 AM Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 6:00 PM Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.
July 15, 2015
Leonard D. Malone, 94; of Oswego Town, NY passed away at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in Oswego Town to the late John and Anna (Gray) Malone. Mr. Malone remained a life resident of Oswego Town, NY. He was retired from the Oswego Town Highway Department where he worked on highway maintenance for several years. Mr. Malone also enjoyed farming on the family farm for many years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Hannibal, and St. Joseph’s Chapel, Hannibal. He was pre-deceased by his wife Louise Malone in 1997, 2 grandchildren: Marcia Ukleya in 2014 and Dennis Malone in 2014, his son Dennis Malone in 1957, and also 4 brothers and 1 sister. Mr. Malone is survived by his 5 children: Robert (Sonya) Malone, Richard (Candy) Malone, Loretta (Joseph) Ukleya, Noreen (Eric) Kaltenborn, and Virginia (Terry) Wilbur all of Hannibal, NY, brother Leo Malone of Hannibal, NY 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held 9:30 AM Saturday at Our Lady of the Rosary, Hannibal where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Smegelsky. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY.
December 12, 2014
Dorothy Durfey, 82; of Fulton will be buried 9:30 AM Friday, July 17th at Peck Cemetery, Scriba, NY with the last rite of committal to be given by Rev. Vivian Summerville. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
July 8, 2015
George F. Matthews Jr, 81, of Fulton died Wednesday July 8, 2015 in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in Oswego the son of the late George and Zelma (Blake) Matthews. He worked with the Painter’s Local # 31 Oswego. Mr. Matthews served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955. He was a former member of the VFW; Elks; American Legion; and the Polish Home. He loved all sports especially baseball and the N.Y. Yankees. He is survived by his daughters Becky (William) McCarron of PA, Amy Matthews of PA., Sarah (David) Soutar of Elmira, and siblings Sharon (John) Huddleston of Alexandria Bay, Mary (Dan) Parrish of Baldwinsville, Frances (Gary) Oakley of Hannibal, Michelle (Walt) Dingman of Alexandria Bay, Kevin Crary of Watertown, Tim Matthews of FL., Mark Matthews of Fulton, Patrick (Janet) Matthews of Oswego, David Matthews of Baldwinsville, Michael Matthews of Baldwinsville, Judy House of Baldwinsville, and Connie Bertollini of Baldwinsville, and several grandchildren. Graveside services will be Friday July17, 2015 at 12 noon at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd St. Fulton.
July 5, 2015
Linda A. Gowda, 76; of Fulton passed away at Oswego Hospital Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mrs. Gowda was born in Fulton, NY to the late Robert and Mary (Moore) Stevenson. She has been a lifetime resident of Oswego County. Mrs. Gowda was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was also an avid golfer. Mrs. Gowda was pre-deceased by two brothers: Robert (Carol) and Michael Stevenson. She is survived by her husband of 56 years John Gowda of Fulton, their son John Gowda of Fulton, 2 brothers: James (Beth) Stevenson of Liverpool, NY and Dennis (Kathy) Stevenson of Fulton, sister-in-law Joanne Stevenson of IN, and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
July 1, 2015
Dorothy Burr, 80; of Phoenix, NY passed away Wednesday. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late Theodore and Nettie (Lamb) Jackson. Mrs. Burr was a lifetime resident of Phoenix. She retired from Jim’s Restaurant, Fulton where she worked as the cook and manager for many years. Dorothy was an avid bowler and BINGO player. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 60 years Richard Burr in 2012 and her son Melvin Burr in 2001. Dorothy is survived by her sons: James Burr and Raymond (Patty) Burr both of Phoenix, NY, and several grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Burial will be held privately. Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Golisano Children’s Hospital c/o Upstate Foundation, Inc., 750 E. Adams CAB326; Syracuse, NY 13210.
June 30, 2015
Nicasia “ Gussie” Cerklewich, 85, of Oswego, died Tuesday June 30, 2015 in St. Luke Health Services, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Samuel and Josephine (Gambino) Miceli. Mrs. Cerklewich worked for New York Telephone Company, Oswego,as an operator; and for Pontiac Nursing Home. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Oswego, and her faith was very important to her. Mrs. Cerklewich was predeceased by her husband Henry Cerklewich, son John Cerklewich and brothers Anthony and Matthew Miceli, sister Stephanie Miuccio. Mrs. Cerklewich was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children Anne Thomas of Oswego, Patricia (Michael) Blackwell of Oswego; Paul (Janese) Cerklewich of Oswego; and Mary Beth Cerklewich of Oswego; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Oswego. Calling hours will be Friday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Burial will be Monday 9:00 a.m. in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
June 28, 2015
James “JP” Peter Gray Jr., 43; passed away suddenly Sunday. He was born in Syracuse, NY and he was originally from Phoenix, NY and has been a resident of Fulton for 19 years. JP had worked for McLane Northeast, Baldwinsville, NY for 20 years as an Inventory Controller. He also owned and operated Gray Enterprise, Fulton. He was a loving and devoted husband and dad. He most enjoyed spending time outdoors with his children. JP was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved to snowmobile. He was pre-deceased by his grandparents: Adolf “Goldy” and Martha Gray and William and Gladys Hansen. James Peter was survived by his wife of 19 years: Tracey (Carioti) Gray, their sons: James Peter Gray III, and Joseph Michael Vito Gray all of Fulton, his parents James Peter (Carol) Gray Sr. of Phoenix, NY, and Gertrude (Charles) Hollenbeck of TN, 4 siblings: Sandra Gray of Mattydale, NY, Christine Spinelli of Auburn, NY, William Gray of TN, and Jayson Gray; 7 stepsiblings: Tammy, Troy, Stephen, Robbie, Cricket, Chuck, and Tony and JP’s mother and father-in-law: James and Linda Carioti and sisters-in-laws: Jennifer (Steve,) Aimee (John,) and Samantha (Seth,) and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Baldwinsville, NY where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Finnegan. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held 3:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.
June 26, 2015
Teresa Marie Grasso, 71, of Oswego died Friday morning in the Oswego Hospital. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Thomas and Marian (Cernaro) Grasso. Teresa was a graduate of Oswego High School and CCBI. She was the secretary for the Dean of Students at SUNY Oswego, for over 25 years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. Teresa was a former board member with the Heart Association, and the Salvation Army. She was an environmental activist before most people knew what it was; she was a member of the Environmental Support Group, and a chair member of the CSEA. She was a proud sister of the Beta Chi Sorority. She was the life of the party and a joker at heart; she enjoyed making people laugh. Having a happy home was a priority for her and one she devoted her life too. She was happiest when the house was full. Teresa was a loving mother, grandmother, true and good sister, and a caring friend. She is survived by her children J. Scott (Patti) Tripp of Syracuse; Marianne (Steve) Thomas of AZ; her stepchildren Kim Martin Sassa of Oswego; Ken (Roshmi) Martin of Oswego; her siblings Thomas (Donna) Grasso of Rosendale; Maryann (Michael) Masuicca of Oswego; Joseph (Sue) Grasso of Westmoreland. She is also survived by her grandchildren Brandon (Andreea) Thomas; Evan Thomas; Kaziah Searles; Alexander Tripp; Angelique McDuffie; and Cassandra Martin. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Oswego. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours will be Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St Oswego. Contributions may be made to the Oswego Salvation Army.