November 17, 2014
Barbara Marie Scruton, 84, of Hannibal died Monday November 17, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Scruton was born in Sterling the daughter of the late John and Pearl (Hart) Matthews. She retired from General Electric, Syracuse after years of service. Mrs. Scruton was predeceased by her husband Charles “Bill” Scruton in 1998. She is survived by her children Peggy (Michael) Pisa of Oswego, Steven (Anne) Scruton of Pennellville, Alan (Stephanie) Scruton of SC, Kevin (Brenda Taylor) Scruton of Hannibal, 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
November 14, 2014
Michael P. “Mike” Segretto, 86, of Oswego died peacefully Friday at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Phillip and Fannie (Sugar) Segretto. Mr. Segretto retired from Alcan in 1986, after many years of service. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, a former member of the Dante Aliegheri, and the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Anna Segretto of Oswego, their daughter Sandra Segretto of Oswego, brothers Francis (Josephine) Segretto of Baldwinsville, and Phil Segretto of Oswego. In addition to his parents Mr. Segretto was predeceased by his brother Peter Segretto and sister Dorothy Spataro. Funeral services will be Tuesday 8:30 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, and 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
November 14, 2014
Joseph Pecora, 92, a lifelong resident of Utica St, Oswego, NY died Friday November 14, 2014 in Bishop Commons, Oswego. He was born in Oswego the son of the late F. Daniel and Carmela Pecora. Mr. Pecora worked at Alcan in Scriba, as a crane operator and office scheduler before his retirement. He served in the United States Army in China, Burma, and India during World War II. Mr. Pecora was a life member of the Knights of Columbus #227, Oswego, the Elk’s #271, Oswego, and the VFW Post 2320, Oswego. He was an avid bowler and held the position as secretary and treasurer of the Oswego Bowling Association. He was inducted into the Oswego Bowling Hall of Fame. Mr. Pecora enjoyed Syracuse University sports where he and his brother Anthony held SU Football tickets for over 45 years. He was also inducted into the Oswego Softball Hall of Fame. He was a Little League coach where he coached the Local #214 team in its inaugural season of Little League in Oswego in 1955. In addition to his parents Mr. Pecora was predeceased by his brothers Daniel Pecora Jr., Anthony Pecora, Philip Pecora, and sisters Nellie Cafalone, and Frances Pecora. Mr. Pecora is survived by his sister-in-law Theresa Pecora of Oswego, nieces and nephews Richard (Sally) Cafalone, Phyllis (Dan) Masuicca, Dan (Kathy) Pecora, Dennis (Dana) Pecora, Janet Spiwak, and Dorothy (Floyd) Alpher, and great nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 8:30 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home and 9:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. The family has requested that donations may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126 or to the Bishop Commons Activity Fund, 4 Burkle St., Oswego, NY 13126.
November 8, 2014
Helen H. Spinner, 91, of Fulton died Saturday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. She was born in Fort Covington, NY to the late Frank and Rachel (Smith) Hamood. Mrs. Spinner has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. She retired as a registered nurse after working for several years at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton. Mrs. Spinner was a past member of Catholic Daughters of America, the Holy Family Altar Rosary Society, Legion of Mary, and the A.L. ee Memorial Hospital Retired Nurses. She was a counselor with the Al-Anon program for over 16 years, a volunteer with hospice and a past member of several Senior Citizen organizations both locally and in Waverley, NY. Mrs. Spinner was pre-deceased by her husband Romeo, daughter Barbara Jeanne and sister Mildred LaPage. She is survived by her son Romeo Spinner Jr., of Hannibal, sisters: Elizabeth Facteau of Tupper Lake, NY, and Dorothy Lassonde of FL., her former daughter-law Marcella (Daniel) Ferens of Fulton, grandsons: Romeo Phillip (Jacqueline) Spinner, Ryan Adam Spinner, great granddaughter Skyler Barbara Spinner and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:15AM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. James Schultz officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours be held 10:00AM to 11:15AM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West 2nd St. S., Fulton.
November 6, 2014
James J. Schroeder, 27; of Oswego died Thursday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. He was born in Syracuse, NY and he has been a resident of Oswego for 5 years. James enjoyed life and he especially enjoyed spending time with his children and large extended family. He was pre-deceased by his mother Toni Hemingway. James is survived by fiancée Shana McRae of Oswego, 3 children: Davis McRae, Hailey McRae and Anita McRae all of Oswego, father Peter Schroeder, Sr., of Oswego, NY, step-father Richard Hemingway of Syracuse, NY and several brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 10:15 am Saturday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:15 AM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St., Oswego.
October 28, 2014
Edward P. Carpenter, 59; of Dunbridge, OH passed away October 28th at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, OH. He was born on January 25, 1955 in the Bronx, NY to the late Richard and Eddie (Rhamos) Pealo. Ed worked as a diesel mechanic for various companies. He also loved riding his motorcycle, building model cars and watching old cowboy movies. Ed is survived by his wife of 15 years Lisa Busler Carpenter of OH, son: Dennis Carpenter of Syracuse, daughter: Billie Jean Carpenter of Fulton, 3 brothers: Mitch Carpenter of Fulton, Dave Pealo of Fulton, Duane Pealo of MA and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was conducted Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church, Waterville, OH. Arrangements were handled by the Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, OH. The local arrangements are in care of the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.
October 28, 2014
Ernest Valelunga, 91; of Fulton passed away Tuesday peacefully at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late James and Anna (Fichera) Valelunga. Mr. Valelunga remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. He was past employed with Valelunga’s Grocery Store, Fulton for 10 years, Valelunga’s Muck Farm and the West Side Hardware where he was partnered with his brother-in-law Joseph Galletta. He also owned and operated Rural Supply Hardware, Fulton before retiring from General Electric, Syracuse after 10 years of service. Mr. Valelunga enjoyed fishing and was an avid fisherman. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Nancy Quinn in 2005, and sister Catherine Galletta in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Doris Valelunga of Fulton, their 3 children: Vincent Valelunga of Fulton, Patricia (Daniel) Hall of Fulton, and Sharon (David) Reiter of AZ, sisters: Laura Browning of Scarsdale, NY and Mary Anne Brunwin of CA, 3 grandchildren: Eileen (Aaron) Quinn Fritton, and Dayna and Devin Reiter, 2 great grandchildren: Kylie and Cole Fritton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held 9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.
October 25, 2014
Charles E. Ahern, 74; of Oswego died Saturday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Ahern was born in Oswego the son of the late Dr. Charles and Mary Ahern. He moved back in 2005 to his hometown Oswego after living in California for several years. He retired as a sales manager from Thrifty Drug Corp., CA. Mr. Ahern served in the United States Army. He was also a communicant of St. Mary’s Assumption Church. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Linda Arduini Ahern of Oswego, daughters Marybeth (Scott) Ahern Johnson, and Lee Ann Ahern both of CA., his sister Denise (Paul) Ahern-Forberg, and several cousins. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Friday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY with Rev. Richard Morisette officiating. Burial will be held in California at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the staff of Morning Star and Oswego Hospital for their exceptional care and respect.
October 24, 2014
Mary Leotta, 95; of Fulton passed away peacefully with her family by her side Friday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. She was born in New York City, NY to the late Guiseppi and Providenzia Tomarchio. Mrs. Leotta has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. She owned and operated Mary’s Beauty Shop in Fulton for several years. Mrs. Leotta was a former member of the Italian American Club, Fulton and a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton. Mrs. Leotta was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and was the heart of her family. Mrs. Leotta was pre-deceased by her husband Joseph Leotta in 1988 and her sister Frances Figiera in 2003. She is survived by her children: John (Nancy) Leotta of Fulton and Virginia Leotta of Fulton, her sister Angie Farfaglia of Fulton, 3 grandsons: Matthew, Michael, and Robert her great granddaughters Abigail and Sophia, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Schultz. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.
October 17, 2014
Peter R. Walker 71, died Friday October 17, 2014 at his home peacefully with his family by his side. He was born in Syracuse the son of the late Michael and Margaret (Trait) Walker. Mr. Walker was retired from Niagara Mohawk after thirty years of service. He was predeceased by his brothers John “Dixie” Walker and Martin Walker. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of 44 years Mary Jean Walker and their children Shannon (Anthony) Walker Seymour of Chicago, IL, Peter (Nora) Walker of Winchester, MA, and John Walker of Oswego who assisted with the caregiving for the past 6 years, his grandchildren Nicholas and Chloe Walker of MA. In addition he is survived by his siblings, Michael “Joey” Walker of Syracuse, James Walker of Syracuse, Margaret Ann Walker of Syracuse, Mary Fallon of Syracuse, and his triplet siblings Sr. Margaret Walker of PA, and Paul Walker of VA. Funeral services will be Tuesday 10:00a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made the Alzheimer’s Association.