December 17, 2014
Anthony C. Miceli, 78; of Oswego, NY died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Oswego to the late Salvatore and Josephine (Gambino) Miceli. Mr. Miceli was retired from the Iron Workers Local #60 after 28 years of service. He also worked as a Real Estate Agent for 15 years with Century 21, Oswego. Mr. Miceli served for several years with the United States Army National Guard and United States Air National Guard. He was an avid volunteer serving as an usher, Eucharistic Minister and Past Trustee at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto. Mr. Miceli was a Minetto Cub Master for Boy Scouts of America PAC #819. He volunteered as a Bingo caller, and served as past president of the Dante Alighieri Club, Oswego. Mr. Miceli is survived by his wife of 56 years Catherine Miceli of Oswego, 3 children: Catherine (Charles) Reed of Hemlock, NY; James (Debra) Miceli of Hannibal, NY; and Jean Peterson of Bath, NY; 1 sister Nicasia “Gussie” Cerklewich of Oswego, 6 grandchildren: Justin, Michael, Amanda, Angela, Alicia and Anthony and 6 great grandchildren: Ashley, Landon, Mathias, Trenton, Olivia, and Charlotte and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 9:00 AM Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church where Rev. Smegelsky will celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego, NY. Calling hours will be held 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. Donations may be made in honor of Mr. Miceli to the Human Concerns Center, 85 East 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126.
December 16, 2014
John L. Gioia, 62; of Oswego died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Oswego to the late Philip and Hazel (Ritchie) Gioia. Mr. Gioia was a lifetime resident of Oswego. He was past employed with the Oswego City School District as a Bus Driver. Mr. Gioia was also a former member of the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department. He was pre-deceased by his brother Philip Gioia and granddaughter Holly Gioia. Mr. Gioia is survived by his wife of 37 years Grace Gioia of Oswego, 4 children: Shannon Gioia of Oswego, John L. Gioia II of Oswego, Elery (Alicia) Gioia of Redfield, NY; and Timothy Gioia of Oswego, his sister Margaret (Bradford) Beers of Oswego, 8 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Inc., 147 W. 4nd St. Oswego has care of the arrangements.
December 16, 2014
Judy E. Catalone, 71, of Fulton died Tuesday December 16, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse. Mrs. Catalone was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Harold and Frances (Caprin) Jessmore. Mrs. Catalone was a former lunchroom monitor for the Fulton City School District. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters Court Pere LeMoyne. Mrs. Catalone was predeceased by her husband Joseph Catalone in 2012. She is survived by her children Rhonda Pierce of Fulton, Bruce Pierce Jr. of Hannibal, Kristi Catalone of Fulton, her siblings Harold (Rita) Jessmore of FL, Mary (James) Serino of Fulton, grandchildren Tyler, Kitty, Vharie, and great grandchild Alphia, along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:00 AM in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Spring burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Friday 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton.
December 13, 2014
Philip A. Manitta, 89, of Fulton, died Saturday in The Grand at Chittenango. Mr. Manitta was born in Skaneateles the son of the late Salvatore and Angelina (Vasco) Manitta, and later moved to Fulton in 1937. Mr. Manitta co-owned and operated Manitta Bros. Grocery Store in Fulton. He served in the United States Army as a sergeant during World War II, from 1949 until 1954. Mr. Manitta is survived by his wife of 57 years Columbia “Chickie” Manitta, and daughters Phyllis (Dave) Hutchinson of PA, and Annette (Martin) Bargabos of Canastota, and siblings Dominic “Doc” (Gloria) Manitta of Fulton, Lucille Runeare of Fulton, Emily (Joe) St. Phillips of Fulton, Mary (Joe) Jonientz of Liverpool, three granddaughters Rachel, Celia, and Ella, and several nieces and nephews. In addition he was predeceased by his sisters Josephine Borek, and Anna Koczan. Funeral services will be Thursday 9:30 in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. There will be no calling hours. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. 2nd St., Fulton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association.
December 12, 2014
Dorothy M. Durfey, 82, of Fulton died Friday December 12, 2014 in Michaud Residential Heath Services, Fulton. Mrs. Durfey was born in Oswego the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Deno) Manwaring. Mrs. Durfey was a salesperson in the appliance department at Montgomery Wards, in Fulton. She was a member of the Fulton Woman’s Club. Mrs. Durfey is survived by her husband of 64 years Jack Durfey of Fulton, and children Richard (Elizabeth) Durfey of Oswego, Debora (William) Chapman of Ogdensburg, Patricia (John) Kulie of Windfield, Illinois, Barbara (Donald) Clonch of Hannibal, her siblings William (Barbara) Manwaring of Oswego, Barbara Fragale of Oswego, Nancy (Joe) Caza of Fulton, Diane (Adrian) Richardson of Oswego, she has 7 grandchildren Sean, Kimberly, Allison, Katielynn, Patrick, Paige, Douglas, and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 11:00 a.m. in the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton. Spring burial will be in Peck Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home 224 W. 2nd. St. Fulton
Gerald M. Zeitlin, 77, of Oswego died Tuesday December 9, 2014 at his home. He was born in Philadelphia, PA. He was a graduate of Cornell University (BEE 1960, and the University of Colorado (MSEE 1969). He pursued further graduate studies in physics, astronomy, and astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley. He devoted his energies to the Open SETI Initiative. Mr. Zeitlin had held a private pilot certificate since 1981. Mr. Zeitlin served in the United States Army, where was a 1st Lieutenant. Mr. Zeitlin was predeceased by his wife Mary Louise Zeitlin in 2013. Mr. Zeitlin is survived by his sister Susan Baer of PA, stepchildren Jennifer Kagan of Syracuse, and Eliot Kagan. Services and Burial were private. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., is in care of the arrangements
Frank (Francis) Joseph Barilla, 80, Oswego, NY, who passed away on December 7, 2014 after battling a long illness.
Frank was born February 11, 1934 in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine of 60 years; his 5 children: Deborah (Thomas) Akers, Donna (Michael) Weigelt, Diane (Thomas) Putnam, Darlene (Rick) Favata, Frank (Caryn) Barilla; 3 sisters: Carmella VanRensellaer, Theresa Witchtowski, Rose Moshier; 10 grandchildren: Joey, Angela, Josh, Karissa, Brianna, Rachel, Gavin, Garrett, Isabella and Jacob; 4 great grandchildren: Judah, Lydia, Luella and Lyla.
He was the owner and operator of Barilla’s Auto Service, as well as many properties in Oswego alongside his wife Lorraine, from 1958 until he was no longer able to work due to his illness.
Frank was also active in local politics, serving as 3rd ward Alderman and chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Most importantly, Frank can be remembered as a hardworking and loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather to his family.
“I Love You More!”
Private, family services will be held. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
December 1, 2014
Albert Wygant, 88, of Oswego died Monday December 1, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Scott and Maude (Richmond) Wygant. He was predeceased by his son Michael Wygant in 2009. Mr. Wygant worked as a furnace technician, for Babcock Oil, Fulton, in addition he also worked at Nestle’s Fulton and General Electric in Syracuse. Mr. Wygant served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Wygant was a member of the Barbershop Society, and St. Mary’s Mens Choir for 16 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Ruth Wygant of Oswego, and their children Susan (Donald) Crofoot of Martville, Diane (David) Ferris of Oswego, Peggy (Roderick) Longo of Phoenix, Steven (Nancy) Wygant of Oswego, his sisters Pearl Babiarz of Fulton, Ruth Ketchen of Syracuse and grandchildren Wendy, Christina, Shawn, Jeremy, Sara, Brad, and great grandchildren Catherine, Dalton, Ethan, and Nicholas. A Memorial Mass will be held in the spring of 2015. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
November 27, 2014
James D. Raney, 44, of Oswego died Thursday November 27, 2014 in University Hospital. He was born in Athens, AL the son of the late William and Ruby (Davis) Raney. James has been a resident of Oswego for the past five years. He was a former member of the Order of the Masons in Mexico, NY, and he always enjoyed playing a joke and making people laugh. In addition to being predeceased by his parents he was predeceased by his sister Pamela Minnick. James is survived by his wife Kathleen Raney of Oswego, children Brittany, Ashley, and Sean Raney all of AL., and his stepchildren Shawn, Mark, Brandon, and Tyler Washer all of Oswego, his brothers Frankie and William Raney, and sisters Davie Smith, Sarah Higginbotham and grandson Braydon and step grandchildren Emily and Sophia. Calling hours will be Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
November 25, 2014
James J. Tetro, 89, of Fulton died Tuesday November 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Tetro was born in Fulton the son of the lateJoseph and Adeline (Raymou) Tetro. Mr. Tetro retired from the teamsters local at twenty-five years where he worked at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plants and Sealright, Fulton. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Tetro was a longtime volunteer at Holy Family Church, and he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Sealright Recreation Club. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing. Mr. Tetro is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Tetro of Fulton, children Nancy (Richard) Matthews of TX, Joseph (Lorraine) Tetro of Oswego, sisters Julie Hoyt, Pearl Canale, Josephine Puglia all of Fulton, and grandchildren Ryan (Michelle) Matthews, Jason Strickland, Rebecca and Shandelle Tetro, and one great granddaughter Melody. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday,11:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd. St. Fulton.