Donald L. Besaw

August 21, 2015
Donald L. Besaw, 92; of Fulton passed away at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late George and Ellen (Garno) Besaw. Mr. Besaw has remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Marine Corp from 1948-1952. Mr. Besaw retired from Nestles, Co., Fulton. He loved to hunt and fish and he was still actively hunting deer and turkey into his 89th year. Mr. Besaw was pre-deceased by his first wife Agnes Besaw in 1992. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Mary Besaw of Fulton, 2 sons: Terry L. Besaw of Fulton and Kevin L. Besaw of Oswego, and granddaughter Michelle Besaw of Oswego. Graveside Services and Burial will be held 11:30 AM Thursday at St. Mary’s Cemetery with Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Joseph Murabito Jr.

August 24, 2015
Joseph Murabito Jr.Joseph Murabito Jr., 94 of Dublin Street, Oswego died Monday August 24, 2015 in St. Joseph Hospital. Mr. Murabito was born August 28, 1920 in Oswego the son of the late Joseph and Rosaria (Rapisardi) Murabito. He was a member of the Carpenter’s local #747, serving as the treasurer for 27 years, and working with Stone & Webster at the local power plants. Mr. Murabito was communicant of St. Joseph Church, where he was a past trustee, and treasurer. Mr. Murabito has been as usher at St. Joseph Church since 1956. He was a past committee chairman of the 3rd. Ward Democratic party. He served in the United States Army 155th infantry in the South Pacific during World War II. Mr Murabito was a member of the VFW Quattrini Dehm Post, and the Crisafulli Post where he was past commander. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. Mr. Murabito was a 4th Degree Knight and a member of the color corp, with the Knights of Columbus #227, and the Elks. He was a century club member of the Oswego Hospital; a volunteer at the Hospital since Dec. 12, 1994; a member of the RSVP. Mr. Murabito enjoyed riding his Harley since 1974. He was a former member of the Dante Alieghieri. He was the recipient of the Immaculata Ward from the Bishop; and he received the volunteer of the year award from the City of Oswego, St. Joseph’s Church, and RSVP. Mr. Murabito was predeceased by his wives Lena Murabito in 1974 and Elizabeth Brown Murabito in 1996. He is survived by his daughter Judi (Mike) Kenific of Oswego, sons John and David Murabito of Oswego, brother Angelo Murabito of Oswego, 10 grandchildren, four great grandchildren several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sibling Santo, Fred, Sam, Sally, Clara, and Grace. Funeral services will be conducted Friday 10:00 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, and 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego

Mary Pluff

Mary Pluff, 86, of Fulton, died peacefully on Saturday August 22, 2015, at Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, Oswego.

Mrs. Pluff was born in Fulton, to the late Leo and Menta (Ellis) Besaw.

She was remained a lifetime resident of Fulton.

Mrs. Pluff was past employed with the Fulton Woolen Mill and she was a 14-year employee with General Electric, Syracuse, NY.

Mrs. Pluff was a member of the Grace Bible Church, the Fulton Moose Lodge and the Volney Senior Citizens.

She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn Pluff, in 2000; two infant children: Baby Pluff and Glenn Pluff Jr.; and two brothers, William Besaw and Leonard Besaw.

Mrs. Pluff is survived by her sisters: Dorothy Green of Palermo and Carol (Mark) Wilcox of Phoenix; special nephew, Gary Pluff; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Rick Sivers officiating.

Burial will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Volney, NY.

Calling hours will be conducted 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Karen Warren

August 22, 2015
Karen Warren, 68, of Oswego and a former resident of Fulton died Saturday August 22, 2015 in the Oswego Hospital, from complications with her longtime battle with emphysema. Karen was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Richard and Muriel (Arcadi) Ellis Sr. She was a Baptized member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dexterville, and Fulton. She was a bible study leader. Her life represented her faith, love and devotion for God, and His Blessed Son Jesus Christ was in every aspect of her life. Karen was a witty, fun loving person with a gentle character, and spirit. She was intelligent, humble, and had an active imagination, and unconditional love for all of humanity. She is survived by her children Russell (Julie) Warren of Fulton; Kathleen Warren of Auburn; Jacqueline (Frank) Bruce of Oswego; Beverly (Richard) Wheeling of Auburn; Richard and Michael Warren both of Oswego; siblings Linda Ellis of Fulton; Richard (Vicki) Ellis of Michigan; and Tina Arcadi of Iowa, 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

Merrill T. Young

Merrill T. Young, 94, passed Sunday August 16, from this life peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Luke Health Services after a brief illness.
He was the son of Ethel (Mayne) and Tracy Young. He graduated from Oswego High School before enlisting in the Army-Air Force to serve in WW II.
He retired as Maintenance Supervisor at the Oswego Steam Station in 1981 with 40+ years of service. He relished time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he was often behind the lens of a camera photographing family events.
He was a communicant of Faith United Church.
Merrill is survived by daughters, Patricia (Jim) O’Reilly, Mexico; Barbara (Bob) Sugar, Oswego; Marjorie (Lyle) Whitney, Scriba; sons, Francis Young, Oswego; William (Brenda) Young, Williamstown, his companion of 15 years, Mary F. Stone, brother, Charles Young and 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Merrill was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Mary Agnes (McManus) Young and siblings Frances Wilson and Harold Young.
Funeral services will be Thursday 12 noon at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Calling hours will be Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 prior to the services at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Merrill and Mary Agnes Young Scholarship Fund at Trinity Catholic School, 115 East 5th St., Oswego.

Julia Z. Wallace

August 15, 2015
Julia Z. Wallace, 92; passed away at Oswego Hospital. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late John and Mary (Kunicka) Zanewych. Mrs. Wallace has remained a life resident of Fulton. She retired from Nestles Co., Fulton after 50 years of service. She was a hard worker. Mrs. Wallace’s first love was her family. She also enjoyed reading and taking drives. In her later years she especially enjoyed taking a ride and ending her excursion with a meal at Mimi’s, Fulton. Mrs. Wallace was pre-deceased by her siblings: Mike, Willy, James, and Peter Zanewych, Mary Barton, and Anna Robinson. She is survived by her children Sharon Wallace-Kerfien of Fulton, Floyd W. (Carol) Wallace of Fulton, Joseph (Jean) Wallace of Greece, NY, and Gary (Renae) Wallace of Fulton, sister Estelle Holmes of Fulton, sister-in-law Charlene Zanewych, 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held privately. Burial will be held privately in St. Mary’s Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Sebastian “Saby” Murabito

Sebastian “Saby” Murabito, 91, of Oswego died Wednesday in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Mr. Murabito was born in Oswego the son of the late Joseph and Nancy (LaFortuna) Murabito. He was the owner and operator of Wilson’s Food Market in Oswego from 1949 until 1969, he then began working as a meat cutter at P & C Foods, in Oswego until his retirement in 1987. Mr. Murabito was a communicant and usher at St. Joseph Church, he was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, the ELKS Lodge and the Dante Alighieri. Mr. Murabito was predeceased by his wife Helen Murabito in 2004. He is survived by his children Joanne Murabito of Oswego; Michael (Joanne) Murabito of Maryland; Stephen (April) Murabito of PA; John (Frances) Murabito of Liverpool; his sister Mary Phyllis (Arthur) Fleishman of Syracuse; brother Rev. Angelo Murabito of Syracuse; seven grandchildren, and nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday 10:00 a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. There are no calling hours.

Betty L. Meeker

August 6, 2015
Betty L. Meeker, 71; of Fulton passed away Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse after a brief illness. Mrs. Meeker was born in Fulton, NY to the late Harry and Lillian (Green) Shaw. She remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Meeker previously owned and operated Betty’s Place, Fulton. She was longtime member of All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Fulton. Mrs. Meeker was pre-deceased by her husband Harold J. Meeker in 1998, and brother-in-law Jim Gardner in 2012. She is survived by her children: David (Christine) Meeker of Fulton, Harry (Danette) Meeker of Fulton, and Cheryl (Thomas) Farrell of TX, her sister: Florence Gardner of Fulton, 9 grandchildren: Eva-Mae, Stephanie, Samantha, Joshua, Tristan, Jacob, Karlee, Nicholas, and Derek and 2 great grandchildren: Lily, and Harper. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Monday at All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Fulton with Rev. Harold Avery officiating. Burial will be held in Chase Cemetery, Lysander, NY. Calling hours will be conducted 1:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Jacqueline Snow

August 6, 2015
Jacqueline Snow, 64; of Oswego passed away at her home after a short illness. She was born in Rochester, NY to the late Walter L. and Rosemary (Lisuzzo) Snow Sr. Ms. Snow had been a resident of Fulton for most of her life before currently residing in Oswego. She was a true animal lover at heart. Her favorites being chimps, orangutans and dogs. She always said if she won the lottery her dream job would be to open an animal rescue. Ms. Snow was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her sons: Allen Palmer of CA, Ronald (Audra Love) Castle of Fulton, 6 siblings: 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., 5 grandchildren: Cheyanne and Savannah Castle, and Madison, Dana, and Skyler Palmer, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 PM Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church followed by a 4:00 PM Funeral Service with Rev. Michael Weeden officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Fulton. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Mildred Bullard

Mildred Bullard, 92, of Homosassa, Florida, and formerly of Fulton, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday August 4, 2015.

Born in Yonkers, NY, on March 23, 1923, Mildred lived most of her life in the Fulton area. She sold her house in 2006 and traveled for a while, staying with her daughter in New Jersey, her son in Oklahoma, and finally settling in Florida in 2008. Mildred married Tracey Bullard Sr. on August 23, 1942. Tracey and Mildred lived their life together in Fulton while raising their six children. Throughout her life, Mildred devoted herself to the needs of her husband and children. She also found great happiness in practicing her faith, and devoted herself to helping out her church family and raising her children to believe in the power of prayer and the Love of God for all of us. She was a staunch supporter of the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, as well as many children’s and veterans’ charities. In her leisure time she enjoyed the company of dear friends, participated in a Fulton City Bowling League and attended Holy Family Church Bingo. Her greatest joys, though, came from family time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially at the holidays.

Mildred was predeceased by her husband; her sister, Betty Calabra; her step-sister, Bon Tuminello; and her grandson, Joseph Wood. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her children: Tracey ( Anita) Bullard of Florida, Charlene (Robert) Furlani of New Jersey, Lou Ann (Jim) Monahan of Massachusetts, Faye Wood of New York, Edwin (Michelle) Bullard of Oklahoma and Robert (Anne) Bullard of New York. She also leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Jean; as well as 13 grandchildren and their spouses; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Monday, August 10, from 5-7 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

An interment service will be held on August 11 at noon at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Baldwinsville, NY