February 18, 2019
Donald Fitzgerald, 89, of Oswego, died Monday, February 18, 2019, in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in East Hartford CT., the son of the late Arthur and Hazel (Courtney) Fitzgerald. He was a former employee of Oswego State University in the maintenance and security departments. Mr. Fitzgerald served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a life member of the VFW Post # 5885, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, volunteer with the American Red Cross, and at many organizations. He was a communicant, sacristan, and longtime volunteer of Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego. Mr. Fitzgerald is survived by his wife of 34 years Delores Ponzi Fitzgerald of Oswego, children James Fitzgerald of Oswego, Donald (Judy) Fitzgerald of Oswego, Karen (Jeff) Burke of PA., stepdaughter Nancy (David) Henderson of Oswego, four grandchildren, one great-grandson and his brother Vincent Fitzgerald of Syracuse. He was predeceased by his brothers Kenneth, Robert and Arthur Fitzgerald. Funeral services will be Thursday 10:00 at Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego.
February 18, 2019
Shirley R. Godici, 92; beloved wife of Angelo “Buck” Godici passed away Monday with her family by her bedside. Shirley was born in Elmira, NY and grew up in Waverly, NY. She graduated from Waverly High School and became a Medical Assistant in Fulton while raising their four children. Mrs. Godici is survived by her husband of 70 years Angelo Godici, their children: Nicholas (Louise) Godici of San Diego, CA; Nancy (Bill) Caltabiano of Baldwinsville, NY; Michael (Eileen) Godici of Hilton, NY and Thomas (Gillian) Godici of Manhasset, NY; her brother: Robert Reed of Spokane, WA, 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Godici was pre-deceased by her siblings: Mary Kester, John Reed, and Alan Reed. Calling hours will be held Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. A Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 PM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. John Manno officiating.
February 16, 2019
Kenneth H. Tyler, 61; of Fulton, NY passed away unexpectedly after a short illness Saturday morning at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Mr. Tyler was born in Oswego, NY to the late George and Dorothy (Perkins) Tyler. He was a resident of Fulton for most of his life. Mr. Tyler had worked for 17 years as a Machinist and more recently as a Tow Motor Operator with Huhtamaki, Fulton. He was an avid Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. Mr. Tyler most enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Kenneth H. and Jeanette Tyler Jr. of Baldwinsville, NY; his 2 grandchildren: Nolan Andrew Tyler and Ada Carmel Tyler; 6 siblings: JoAnn (Fran) Loomis of Fulton, Michael E. Tyler of WI, David (Joanne) Tyler of Oswego, George (Karen) Tyler Jr., of Hannibal, Terry Bross of East Syracuse, Walt (Carol) Tyler of Hannibal; his former wife and best friend Kelly Battista of Baldwinsville, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours, Funeral Services and Burial will be conducted privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.
Gerald M. Rhinehart, 54, of Oswego died Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in University Hospital, Syracuse, with his family by his side after a long illness. Gerald was born in Oswego the son of Ralph Rhinehart of Oswego, and Kandis (Oliver) Hills of Florida. He was a self-employed laborer and painter. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children Cassidy Anchando, J.R. Rhinehart, Lindsay Rhinehart, Gretchen Rhinehart of Geneva, and Gregory Rhinehart of Oswego. Gerald is also survived by his brother Timothy (Mary Ann) Rhinehart of Oswego, sister Stacey Restuccio of Florida, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Private spring burial will be in Peck Cemetery. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego is in care of the arrangements.
February 12, 2019
Mary C. Connell, 92; formerly of Fulton passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 12th at The Villages Hospice House, The Villages, FL. Mrs. Connell was pre-deceased by her husband of 74 years William Connell on February 1st, 2018. A complete obituary will follow. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Ada Malette, 92, of Fulton died Saturday February 9, 2019 at St. Luke Health Services. She was born in Allentown, PA the daughter of the late Selden and Lillian (Schlicher) Repsher. Mrs. Malette was a former office employee of Eastern Shore Associates Insurance Agency of Fulton. She was predeceased by her husband John Malette and son Michael Malette. Mrs. Malette is survived by her daughter Judith Malette of AZ, daughter-in-law Margie Malette of Fulton; grandchildren Kenneth Malette, Deanna Leone, Jeremy Malette and 6 great grandchildren, one niece and two nephews. Funeral services and burial will be private in Cobleskill, NY. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home Inc. 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.
February 8, 2019
Ruth Greenway, 98, of Mexico died Friday February 8, 2019 at her home peacefully with her family by her side. Mrs. Greenway was born in Syracuse the daughter of the late George and Anna (Kenyon) Gill. She was a sales clerk for many years at Crandall’s Pharmacy, Mexico, NY. Mrs. Greenway was predeceased by her husband John Greenway, and her siblings. She is survived by her children Hugh (Judy) Greenway of Mexico, Kathryn (Richard) Rose of Mexico, and her five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Burial will be private. The Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. 2nd St Fulton is in care of the arrangements.
Albert Bathrick, 93, of Sterling died Thursday February 7, 2019 in the Oswego Hospital. He was born in Newark NY, but he has been a resident of Sterling for most of his life. Albert enjoyed playing cards, and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. He is survived by his caregivers Walter and Genevieve Brown of Sterling. Services and burial will be private. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego is in care of the arrangements.
February 4, 2019
Heriberto Rivera Sr., 51; passed away suddenly Monday morning at the Oswego Hospital, Oswego. He was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico and he has been a resident of Oswego for most of his life. Mr. Rivera worked for several years as a handyman. He loved to fish and be in the outdoors. Mr. Rivera enjoyed helping family and friends and he was loved by many. He was pre-deceased by his father Jose Raul Rivera. Mr. Rivera is survived by his children: Heriberto (Kayla) Rivera Jr., of Fulton, Yadira Rivera of Solvay, NY; his mother Edelmira Perez of NJ, siblings: Nilka Rivera, Lissette Rivera, Alex Rivera, Tita Rivera, and Norberto Rivera, 2 step-grandchildren: Serenity, and Joseph and several nieces and nephews. A Calling hour will be held Friday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 10:00 AM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Burial will be held in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.
February 4, 2019
Idamae Thurlow, 87; of Fulton passed away peacefully with her family by her side at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. She was born in Fulton to the late Levi and Mary (Barton) Brown Sr. Mrs. Thurlow remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Thurlow was past employed with Sealright and as a bus driver with the Fulton Consolidated School System. She was a past president of Columbiettes of St. Joseph’s Council #254 and the Oswego Council Columbiettes #227. Mrs. Thurlow was a life member of the Fulton VFW #569 Auxiliary. A life member of the Parent Teacher’s Association/Erie St. School Chapter, past president of the Towpath Towers Association where she lived and served for several years. Idamae was an avid volunteer at the Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton and later Holy Trinity Church with BINGO, serving as a money counter, and Bazaar worker. She was a past member of the Volney Seniors. Idamae was a dependable driver for so many of her friends and family for many many years. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Thurlow in 1986 and her brother Levi C. Brown Jr. Idamae is survived by her beloved family: Joan (Gary Firenze) Thurlow of Volney, Arthur (Linda) Thurlow of FL, Allen (Sue) Thurlow of Oswego, James (Carol) Thurlow of WY, Howard (Patsy) Thurlow of New Hartford, NY, William (Nancy) Thurlow of Fulton, and Robert (Kimberly) Thurlow of Granby, 15 grandchildren: Krissy (Brian) McDermott, A.J. (Serena) Thurlow, Jeffrey (Kelley) Thurlow, Shawna (Scott) Campbell, George (Wendy) Parrott, Richard (Stephanie) Parrott, Ryan Leuthhauser, Ashley (T.J) Corey, Nikki Thurlow, Krysta (Keith) Snow, Gary Firenze Jr., Beth Potocnak, Morgan Firenze, Elizabeth Thurlow, Robert Thurlow Jr., and 16 great-grandchildren, 1great great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Thursday at Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be held the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.