April 16, 2015
Robert J. Anthony, 83; of New Haven, NY passed away peacefully Thursday morning surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Oswego, NY to William and Elizabeth (Blaise) Anthony. Mr. Anthony remained a lifelong resident of Oswego. He was a 1948 graduate of Oswego High School. Mr. Anthony was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954. He was past employed with Marathon, Oswego, the Hammermill, Oswego and later retired in 1999 as an Engineer with International Paper, Oswego after 47 years of service. Mr. Anthony enjoyed bowling, painting, and drawing. He was also an avid reader. Mr. Anthony is survived by his wife of 58 years Mary Anthony of New Haven, NY; 4 children: Denise (Richard) Baldwin of NV, Barbara (Bob) Bateman, Lisa (John) Johnston and Jamie (Daniel) Buske all of Oswego, 15 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his siblings: Margaret Beach, William Anthony and Charles Anthony. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, NY. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102 Oswego, NY 13126.
April 12, 2015
Nicola “Nick” Semeraro, 88; of Fulton passed away Sunday at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Syracuse, NY. Nick was born in Fulton to the late Leonard and Isabella (D’Amico) Semeraro. He remained a lifelong resident of Fulton, NY. Nick was a United States Veteran having served in the Navy during WWII. He began working as a Hucksteer for many years, and later obtained his Real Estate License from Purdue University. Nick was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton. He enjoyed spending time at the local library. Nick was truly a free spirit and lived life his own way. Nick was pre-deceased by his sibling Quirico Semeraro and nephew Richard Semeraro. He is survived by his nephew John (Brenda) Semeraro of Fulton, great niece Alexis Semeraro of Tacoma, WA and great nephew Anthony Semeraro of Fulton and several cousins. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James
Schultz. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Military honors will be bestowed by the Fulton VFW Post #569. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Contributions may be made to the Fulton Salvation Army 62 South 1st Street Fulton, NY 13069.
Alfred J. Tesoriero, 90, of Oswego died Sunday April 12, 2015 in the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Tesoriero was born in Manhatten, NY the son of the late Dominico and Maria (DeStafani) Tesoriero. He has been a resident of Oswego County since 1945. Mr. Tesoriero retired from the maintenance department at Nestle’s Fulton in 1981, prior to his retirement he work at Sealright Corp. Mr. Tesoriero served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II, from 1942 until 1945. He was a former member of the VFW. Mr. Tesoriero was predeceased by his first wife Jennie Zeno Tesoriero, and his second wife Mary Mattot Tesoriero. He is survived by his children Catherine (William) Deban of Oswego; JoAnn (Joseph) Conzone of Oswego; James (Vicky) Tesoriero of Oswego; and MaryAnn Drumm of Baldwinsville. In addition he is survived by his grandchildren, Holly, Shannon, Keri, Joe, Lindsey, Kaelyn, step granddaughter Carrie: and great grandchildren, J.J., Anthony, Miller, August, and Giuliana. Mr. Tesoriero was predeceased by his siblings Josephine, Mary, Anthony, Dominick, and Nancy. Funeral services will be Wednesday 12 noon at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kreinheder. Calling hours will be Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 at the funeral home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego, NY.
April 11, 2015
Mary Closs, 88; formerly of Fulton passed away peacefully in Suncoast Hospice Care Center Palm Harbor, FL. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late Frank and Catherine (Yucura) Gowda. Mrs. Closs remained a life resident of Fulton until moving to Clear Water, FL with her son. Mrs. Closs was pre-deceased by her husband of 56 years John Closs in 2008, and 3 siblings: Anne Phillips, Veronica Gowda and Peter Gowda. Mrs. Closs is survived by her daughter Joan Marie (Gene) Seabaugh of CO, and son Gary J. Closs of FL. Mrs. Closs was buried privately Wednesday, April 15th at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, NY following her last wishes. The family has requested that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 6725 Lyons St. East Syracuse, NY 13057. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton had care of the arrangements.
April 8, 2015
Herman R. Harrington, 73; passed away home peacefully with his family after a long illness. He was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late George and Elva (Laws) Harrington. Mr. Harrington was a United States Veteran having served from 1960-1963. He was past employed as an Ironworker at Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, FL., and Allied Chemical, Syracuse, NY. Mr. Harrington with his wife co-owned and operated Midway Stables, Fulton. He enjoyed being an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Harrington is survived by his wife Linda Harrington of Fulton, 3 children: Christopher (Jill) Harrington of Phoenix, NY; Kirk (Tracy) Harrington of Volney, NY; Nichole (Dennis) Deyo of Fulton, NY; brother: Glenn Harrington of CA, 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 19th at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton followed by Military Honors bestowed by the NYS Army Honor Guard. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted Sunday, April 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton. Contributions: VA Medical Center 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210; and/or Oswego County Hospice P.O Box 102 Oswego, NY 13126.
April 7, 2015
Marilyn H. Clyne, 70, of Oswego died Tuesday April 7, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Clyne was born in Cicero, NY the daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Nacewicz) Herbert. Mrs. Clyne retired from Constellation Nuclear Plant where she was a control room clerk. She was a former employee of SUNY Oswego where she worked in the Library, and was a job coach for the developmentally disabled teens. She was also a past employee of Carrier Corp., Syracuse. Mrs. Clyne was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed her family, dedicating her life to her husband, children, and sister. Mrs. Clyne is survived by her husband of 47 years Michael W. Clyne of Oswego, children Karen Michelle Clyne, and Brian Daniel (Janet) Clyne all of Oswego; her sister Paula Herbert of Oswego. In addition she is survived by her grandchildren Eric Charles Clyne, Joshua Daniel Clyne, and nephews Daniel Herbert Jr., and Ian Herbert. Along with her family she is survived by her granddogs Tasha, and Reo. Mrs. Clyne was predeceased by her brother Daniel Herbert Sr., in 2002. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Funeral services will be Monday 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Hogan. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice.
March 29, 2015
Phyllis E. Jackson, 73; of Fulton died Sunday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego after a brief illness. She was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Raymond and Esther (Maloney) Combs. Mrs. Jackson retired as a manager from K-Mart, Mattydale, NY after working for 25 years. She was pre-deceased by her husband Neil Jackson and granddaughter Christina Elkin. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her 5 children: Scott Jackson of Camillus, NY, Tracy (Michael) Elkin of Fulton, NY Neil Jackson of Cato, NY; Brian Jackson and Lisa (Thomas) Searor both of Fulton, NY, 4 siblings: Charles (Lois) Maloney and Beverly (Lester) Grome both of Baldwinsville, NY; Shirley (Jack) Whipple of FL, and Thomas (Cindy) Maloney of Auburn, NY; 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 5:30 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Deacon Melvin J. Anthony Jr. officiating. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 PM Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.
March 29, 2015
Patricia A. Grant, 74; of Hannibal passed away Sunday at home. Mrs. Grant retired in 2003 from Nestles after working for 41 years from 1962 t0 2003. She was pre-deceased by 2 infant sons: Kevin and Edward Grant and 2 grandsons: Ian Woodridge and Kelsey Devenney. Mrs. Grant is survived by her husband of 53 years Gerald Grant of Hannibal, 2 children: Eric (Lynn Burns) and Heidi (Ronald) Samson, 4 grandchildren: Jared Grant, Alex Grant, Lauren Samson and Morgan Samson. A Graveside Service and Burial will be privately held in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Ralph E. Virgo, 68, of Oswego died Sunday March 29, 2015 at his home with his family at his side. Mr. Virgo was born in Oswego the son of Mary Helen Virgo of Oswego and the late Nicholas Virgo. He received a Bachelor’s of Art in Sociology, and Educational Psychology from SUNY Oswego; a Master’s of Science Degree from SUNY Binghamton, and he was a graduate fellow in Educational Communication at the University of Iowa. Mr. Virgo worked at Control Data Corp. in Minneapolis, MN, as an educational programmer and computer trainer. He was the founder and CEO of Virgo & Associates an innovator of computer- based education and training. He is survived by his sister Linda Carter of Oswego; brothers Daniel (Karen) Virgo of Dunkirk, NY; Michael Virgo of Oswego: and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Saturday April 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. Oswego, NY.
March 27, 2015
Lorraine “Lori” Woodworth, 64; of Fulton passed away at her home surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Lloyd and Mildred (Recore) Rathbun Sr. She has been a resident of Fulton for 23 years. Lori previously worked for the Syracuse Home Association for 19 years. Currently and for 23 years, she has co-owned and operated Fulton Auto Salvage with her husband. Lori loved spending time with her family. She was also an avid BINGO player and she enjoyed going to the casino. She was pre-deceased by 2 siblings: Lloyd Rathbun Jr., and Ruth Bell. Lori is survived by her husband of 45 years Steven Woodworth of Fulton, 3 children: Diana (Darren) Kelso of Baldwinsville, NY, Kathy (Scott) Grevelding of Clay, NY and Steven (Jaime) Woodworth II of Baldwinsville, NY, 2 siblings: Lee Ashby of Baldwinsville, NY, and Frank Rathbun of Plainville, NY; 7 grandchildren: Stephanie, Jordan, Cassidy, Scottie, Michael, Kaelyn, Zayne 1 great grandchild: Brynlee and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 -6:00 PM Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Burial will be held privately.