John Edward Pierce

May 22, 2016

John Edward Pierce, 69; of Palermo, NY passed away peacefully at home. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Kyes and Leta (Kelley) Pierce. Mr. Pierce was a resident of Fulton for most of his life until moving to Palermo, NY 8 years ago. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Pierce was past employed with Nestles, Co.; Fulton and later retired from the Fulton Consolidated School System after 35 years of employment. He was a past member of the Fulton Elk’s Lodge. Mr. Pierce was pre-deceased by his siblings: Doris Waite and Paul Pierce. John is survived by his wife of 36 years Ellen Pierce of Palermo, NY, 3 children: their son Troy Pierce of Fulton, and his twins: Terry Pierce of Fulton and Sherry Pierce of NC, 2 brothers: William Pierce of Fulton, and Albert Pierce of TN, 3 grandchildren: Keisha Pierce, Jenna Capria, and Tattiana Pierce, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with family friend Adele Haskins officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be bestowed by the NYS Honor Guard at Upson Corners Cemetery, Central Square, NY. Calling hours will be conducted from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

John Edward Pierce

May 22, 2016

John Edward Pierce, 69; of Palermo, NY passed away peacefully at home. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Kyes and Leta (Kelley) Pierce. Mr. Pierce was a resident of Fulton for most of his life until moving to Palermo, NY 8 years ago. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Pierce was past employed with Nestles, Co.; Fulton and later retired from the Fulton Consolidated School System after 35 years of employment. He was a past member of the Fulton Elk’s Lodge. Mr. Pierce was pre-deceased by his siblings: Doris Waite and Paul Pierce. John is survived by his wife of 36 years Ellen Pierce of Palermo, NY, 3 children: their son Troy Pierce of Fulton, and his twins: Terry Pierce of Fulton and Sherry Pierce of NC, 2 brothers: William Pierce of Fulton, and Albert Pierce of TN, 3 grandchildren: Keisha Pierce, Jenna Capria, and Tattiana Pierce, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with family friend Adele Haskins officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be bestowed by the NYS Honor Guard at Upson Corners Cemetery, Central Square, NY. Calling hours will be conducted from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

Arlene A. Hopman

May 20, 2016
Arlene A. Hopman, 99; formerly of Fulton, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by family at The Grand in Chittenango, Chittenango, NY. Mrs. Hopman was born in Fulton, NY to the late Richard and Gladys (Sommers) Acker. She was a resident of Fulton for most of her life. Mrs. Hopman was a past member of the Fulton Elks Lodge, and the Fulton V.F.W. Post #569 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Hopman was pre-deceased by her husband of 69 years Nicholas Hopman in 2003, their daughter Sharon Hopman in 1944, and siblings: Richard Acker, Fred Acker, Helen Hayden, Dorothy Gifford, and Betty Moon. Mrs. Hopman is survived by her three children: Richard (Kay) Hopman of Florida, Gerald (Theresa) Hopman of Texas, and Mary (Robert) Blanchard of Canastota, NY, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 9:00 AM Monday, May 23rd at Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Schultz. Burial will be held St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton, NY. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Marjorie L. Calkins

Marjorie L. Calkins, 87, a former resident of Fulton, Hannibal, Sterling and Oswego, died Wednesday May 18, 2016 in the Oswego Hospital. She was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Elmer and Mary (Carr) Bartlett. Mrs. Calkins was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband Edward J. Calkins, and son Waynes R. Calkins. She is survived by her children Lyle (Connie) Calkins of NC; Patricia (Charles) Hicks of NC; Stephen Calkins of MS; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. In addition she is survived by her siblings Shirley Schumaker of Fulton; Elmer (Alice) Bartlett of Hannibal; Ronald (June) Bartlett of Oswego, several nieces and nephews, and a very special niece Vicki Calkins. Funeral services will be conducted Monday 11:00 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in the Hannibal Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton

Carla A. Abbott

May 17, 2016
Carla A. AbbottCarla A. Abbott, 68; of Fulton passed away Tuesday at her home surrounded by her family. Carla was born in Fulton, NY to the late Carl and Virginia (Cook) Taylor. Mrs. Abbott was previously employed with NY Telephone, and later retired from Nestles Co., Fulton after 20 years of service. In retirement Mrs. Abbott retrained as a Dental Assistant and also a Home Health Aid. Carla took a job at Bishop Commons, Oswego where she enjoyed working until she decided to truly retire. Mrs. Abbott was an avid reader, decorator, and shopper. She also enjoyed completing crossword puzzles. Carla was an active grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her children: Stephen (Amy) Otis of Rochester, Stephanie Congdon and fiancée Patrick Dillingham of Fulton, Kearsten (Donald) Blake of Fulton, her sister: Nancy (Brian) McKiernan of Oswego, 8 grandchildren: Shelby, Stephen, Brittany, Andrew, Kylee, Evan, Maddison, Nathan, 2 great grandchildren: Jade and a Baby Boy due in July and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Abbott was pre-deceased by her brother: Michael Taylor. Funeral Services will be held Friday 9:00 AM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with Rev. Greg Kreinheder officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Brad Collar

May 14, 2016
Brad Collar, 55; of Lysander passed away at University Hospital, Syracuse after a short illness. Brad was born to the late Roland “Red” and Janice (Moore) Collar. He has been a resident of Phoenix, NY for most of his life. Brad was a United States Veteran having served in the Army from 1983-1987. He had been past employed with the Carpenter’s Local, Syracuse, NY. Brad is survived by his three children: Misty Collar of TN, Joshua Collar of Phoenix, NY; and Cody Collar of Oswego, NY, one brother Scott (Sally) Collar of Redfield, NY; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Services and Burial were held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Raymond R. Chrisler

May 13, 2016

Raymond R. Chrisler, 71; of Liverpool, NY passed away Friday, May 13th. 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.

John G. Barker Sr.

May 8, 2016
John G. Barker Sr.John G. Barker Sr. 76, of Scriba died Sunday at his home with his family at his side. Mr. Barker was born in Oswego the son of the late Charles and Irma (Poli) Barker. Mr. Barker served in the United States Army, during Desert Storm, and the National Guard. He retired from Alcan after over 33 years of service, working in many positions at the company. Later he worked at Leon Shapiro Motors in Oswego. Mr. Barker was a member of the Mexico VFW, and the Elks. He was an avid race fan, and worked at several NASCAR tracks. He was very proud to be the crew chief for his sons and grandsons race team. He was a very active grandfather, and enjoyed helping with and attending all of the grandchildren’s many activities and sporting events. He is survived by his loving children John (Sharon) Barker Jr. of Granby; James Barker of New Haven; Julia (William) Johnson of Oswego Town; Jennifer (Michael) Ariola of New Haven, and his sister Adelaide “Addie” Kells of Scriba. He is the proud grandfather of Alecia (Greg) Metz; Gynnelle (Andrew) Ekberg; Zachary Johnson; Jillian (Ryan) Pitcher; Michael (Lynnette West) Ariola; Shawn Ariola; Corey John (Taylor Whipple) Barker; and great grandchildren Hudson, Everleigh, Maverick, Alex, Christian, Liannah, and Vincent. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9:30 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will the Oswego Town Rural Cemetery. Calling will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the American Heart Association, or the Diabetes Foundation.