Kristy Lea Draper

September 12, 2018
Kristy Lea Draper, 40; of Fulton passed away after a sudden attack of illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Kristy was born in Oswego, NY and has been lifetime resident of Fulton. She had been employed with Mimi’s Drive In, Fulton for three years as a waitress. Kristy enjoyed being involved with the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club, and Dirt Sportsmen. She loved listening to music and using her i-phone. Kristy was a great caregiver and Mama. She is survived by her husband of 23 years Jeffrey Draper of Fulton, children: Brett Draper of Fulton, Karlee Draper of Fulton, Cassandra Draper of Parish, NY; and Alivia Diefenbacher of Fulton; her parents Terry and Chris Fitzgerald of Fulton and Michael Diefenbacher Sr., of Fulton; 3 brothers: Michael Diefenbacher Jr., of Fulton, Thomas Deloff of Fulton, and Timothy Clark of Fulton; 5 step-siblings: Kim Deloff of Fulton, Mike Deloff of Cicero, NY, Stephanie Fitzgerald of Fulton, Chris Fitzgerald of Oswego, and Daniel Fitzgerald of Fulton, 1 granddaughter: Aubree Draper and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be conducted Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 PM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton. Burial will be held privately.

Kenneth J. Verdoliva

August 29, 2018
Kenneth J. Verdoliva, 78, of Oswego died Wednesday August 29, 2018, at his daughter’s home. He was born in Oswego the son of the late John and Mary (Knopp) Verdoliva. Mr. Verdoliva retired from Hammermill Paper and later International Paper as a meter engineer after forty years of service. He loved spending time with his family, and especially with his grandchildren, he also enjoyed gardening. Mr. Verdoliva was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Verdoliva, and his brother Mike Verdoliva. He is survived by his children Ken (Cecelia) Verdoliva of PA, John Verdoliva of LA, Theresa Verdoliva of Oswego, and Lisa Molinari of PA. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren Megan, Kevin, Vanessa, Sabrina, Kenneth, Anthony, Gabrielle, and Matthew, 4 great grandchildren Justin, Madison, Syrus, and Chase, and his brother Ronald (Donna) Verdoliva of Oswego. Funeral services and burial at St. Paul’s Cemetery will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Lena Sophia Aluzzo

August 29, 2018
Lena Sophia Aluzzo, 84; passed away peacefully Wednesday at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late James and Carrie (Towsley) Butler. Mrs. Aluzzo remained a life resident of Fulton. She was a loving homemaker, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Aluzzo also enjoyed crocheting. She is survived by her two daughters: Darlene (Don) Baum of NC, and Gina Scerbo of Fulton, 4 grandchildren: Donny Baum, Jackie (Brandon) Harvard, Joseph (Brittany) Scerbo, Lindy (Kenny) Calkins; 4 great grandchildren: Kairra, Bella, Talon, and Emery and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Aluzzo was pre-deceased by her siblings and great grandchild Geonna Angelina Calkins. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.

William Owen Cady

August 29, 2018
William Owen Cady, 90; of Fulton passed away at the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford, NY. Mr. Cady was born in Lakeland, NY to the late Asa C. Cady and Gladys (Knapp) Cady. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Cady had worked for Tip Top/Ward Foods, Albany, NY and he retired from tractor trailer driving after working for several years as an independent transport hauling retail goods. Mr. Cady was pre-deceased by his son Christopher Cady. He is survived by his daughters Cathy Cady of Mechanicville, NY and Colleen Cady of CA, 2 siblings: Doris VanDusen of Jordan, NY and Daniel Cady of KY. Funeral Services and Burial will be private. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Deborah A. Segretto

August 29, 2018
Deborah A. Segretto, 64; of Fulton passed away at her home Wednesday after a short illness. She was born in Scranton, PA to Vince and Dorothy Fischi. Mrs. Segretto was previously employed as a Nurse with Broward Health Medical Center. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed painting, crocheting and growing plants. Mrs. Segretto is survived by her husband Phillip Segretto of Oswego, 2 sons: James Segretto of Albany, NY and Michael Segretto of MI; her siblings: Jimmy Fischi and Judy Thompson both of FL, grandchild: Olivia Segretto and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Craig L. Fuller

August 12, 2018
Craig L. Fuller, 62, of Granby died Sunday August 12, 2018, peacefully with his family by his side after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Fulton, the son of the late Rodney and Agnes (Ware) Fuller. Mr. Fuller was a life member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his loving family Debra (Jim) Miceli of Hannibal, his daughter Amanda (Andrew) Dreis of N. Syracuse, son Justin (Jay) Truax – Mendez of Las Vegas, Nevada, and two grandsons Landon and Mathias. Mr. Fuller is also survived by his siblings Roxanne (Duane) Arnold of Fulton, Brett (Laura) Fuller of Virginia, Lance Fuller of Fulton, and Tim Fuller of Fulton. He was predeceased by his brother Eric Fuller, and sister-in-law Donna Fuller. The memorial will be Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Pathfinder Fish & Game Club, 116 Crescent Rd. Fulton, NY. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.

Mary F. Becker

August 11, 2018
Mary F. Becker, 88, of Fulton passed away peacefully on Saturday August 11, 2018 in University Hospital, Syracuse. Mary was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Francis and Eileen (Byrne) Becker. She taught Math at the Fulton Junior High School for over thirty years. She was an avid dog lover, and throughout her life, was surrounded by many French Bulldogs. Mary devoted much of her life caring for her elderly aunt who died in her late nineties. We would like to give a special thanks to the caregivers at Upstate Medical University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday August 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 w. 2nd. St. S. Fulton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Contributions may be made to the SPCA, or the charity of your choice.

Stanton Paul Ryther

August 3, 2018
Stanton Paul Ryther, 68, passed away Friday, August 3rd after a long illness. Mr. Ryther was born in Fulton, NY on July 4th, 1950 to the late Neal W. and Barbara (Stanton) Ryther. He graduated from G. Ray Bodley High School and attended SUNY Oswego before joining the United States Military. He served in the U. S. Army from 1971 to 1978 as a 91 Bravo 4 Sierra Airborne Medic with the Special Forces. While in service for his country Mr. Ryther was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Medic Badge and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm. Upon discharge he furthered his medical education and training at Cayuga Community College where he earned his Registered Nursing license. Mr. Ryther worked in various hospitals around Central New York. He also worked as a traveling nurse for many years on both the east and west coasts of the United States. Mr. Ryther was active in the Boy Scouts of America throughout his entire life. In his youth he earned his Eagle Scout and after his honorable discharge from the Army he went on to serve as Troop Leader for 14 years. Mr. Ryther was an avid reader and news junkie until his illness claimed his eyesight almost 8 years ago. He learned how to use electronic devices to continue his joy of reading by using audio books. He would stay informed on current events and he was an active participant of online debates of the issues of the day. He stayed in touch with family and friends online and he even began to write a blog. Mr. Ryther always enjoyed music and was a talented piano and guitar player. He was also a gifted artist, an exceptional storyteller. He was a repository of knowledge and trivia—which made it nearly impossible to beat him at Jeopardy. Mr. Ryther is survived by his children: Katharine (Jason) Smith of Florence, SC; Aaron Stoughtenger of Oswego; Matthew Ryther of Olympia, WA; and Benjamin Ryther of Fulton; his sister Elizabeth (Charles) Copps of Fulton; 2 granddaughters: Beth Smith and Trinity Ryther; his former wives but forever friends: Doreen Stoughtenger Ryther, Merrie Meacham (George) Willis; and Dawn Kendrick (Thomas) Gibb and several nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. A Calling Hour will be held Monday from Noon to 1:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with the Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 PM officiated by Rev. Charles Copps in the funeral home. Military honors will be bestowed by the New York Military Honor Guard. Burial will be held privately. Donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America (National or Local Chapter,) https://donations.scouting.org

Teresa A. Raponi

August 2, 2018
Teresa A. Raponi, 92; of Fulton passed away peacefully Thursday surrounded by her family at Francis House, Syracuse. She was born in Fulton to the late Samuel and Theresa (Gaultire) Viscome. Mrs. Raponi graduated from Fulton High School and worked at Dilts Machinery, Fulton where she met her husband Arcidis Raponi. Teresa returned to school later in life to enter the workplace working for the Fulton Chamber of Commerce as a secretary and then as the ER Clerk for A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton where she retired. Teresa’s favorite past time was gardening, reading and enjoying life with her family who she spoiled with love and kindness daily.
Teresa was pre-deceased by her husband Arcidis Raponi in 1956, brothers: Tony Viscome, Alphonso Viscome, Alfred Viscome, Robert Viscome and her sister Victoria (Viscome) Czerow. She was a devoted mother to her children: Ronald (Patricia) Raponi, Claudine (Donald) Carsto, Cynthia (John) Hay, John (Debra) Raponi, Samuel (Elizabeth) Raponi and Gerard Raponi. Teresa was also a loving grandmother to 21 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and an aunt to several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 AM Monday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted privately at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.