July 28, 2019
Robert M. Hensel, 50, of Fulton N.Y., passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Born on May 8, 1969, in Rota Spain, Robert M. Hensel was born with a birth defect known as Spina bifida. A disability that never stopped him from achieving success in his life. Mr. Hensel was a leading figure within the disability community. In 2000, Hensel sought to have a week designated that would bring to light, accomplishments being made by individuals with disabilities. Due to his efforts, Oswego County passed a motion recognizing Oct. 1-7 as Beyond Limitations week. He made it into the Guinness World Record and Ripley’s World Record for longest wheelie in a wheelchair. He was also an International Poet-Writer. He loved fishing, traveling, collecting antiques and music. He will be greatly missed by all. Wheelie on Bobby !! Survived by his Girlfriend- Kathy St.Andrew, Mother-Linda H. Conzone, Father- Robert J. Hensel and wife Patty , Stepbrother- Patrick Halstead and Stepsister-Sherri Halstead
Calling hours are Thursday August 1, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm at Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St Oswego NY
Anna Kozel Roy 68 of Oswego passed away peacefully at home on July 28.
She was surrounded by her loving family and closest friends. Anna was born in Baltimore, Maryland the daughter of the late Frank Kozel and Lucia (Lucy) McCracken. Anna was a Special Education Teacher; she loved to encourage her students to excel. Her creativity showed in her beautifully landscaped gardens and richly decorated home where she enjoyed cooking her favorite recipes. Alexandria Bay was Anna’s favorite yearly vacation for ‘Blues in the Bay’ with her best friends. Above all, Anna’s heart was first and foremost with her daughter Jessica, her grandson, family and her many loyal and devoted friends…’her girls’.
Anna is survived by her Daughter Jessica Rettig Ponti of Baldwinsville (Fred Orr Jr.), Grandson Nolan. She is also survived by her siblings Terri Burns of Oswego, Rosalie Kozel of Oswego, Mike McCracken of Baldwinsville, Lauren Comerford (Joe Ferlito) of Oswego, Jeff McCracken of Oswego, Stepfather Pat McCracken of Oswego, Stepdaughter Leslie Rettig Pcolinsky (Brad Pcolinsky) and son Jacob of Canastota. She is blessed by several nieces and nephews and she leaves behind her ‘babies’, Grayson and Ellie May (Pugs). Funeral services will be private.
A celebration of Anna’s life to be held at Bridie Manor, Saturday August 10 at 5:00 PM with music, dancing and making memories in Anna’s style. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Friends of Oswego County Hospice and Oswego County Humane Society.
The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 West 4th St. Oswego NY.
June 5, 2019
Agnes Familo, a long –time resident of Oswego, before retiring to Zephyrhills, Florida, where she resided for many years, passed away Wednesday, the fifth of June 2019.
She was born February 12, 1930 in Fulton, New York to the late Marie and Richard Barton. She married Joseph E. Familo in 1950, and started her own successful business, Agnes’ Ceramic Studio, in Oswego which she ran until she retired in 1982. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph E. Familo. Agnes is survived by her six children Therese (Barry) Bivens of Oswego, Mary Familo, Zephyrhills Fl. Joanne Doran , Dothan Alabama, Marc Familo, Hornell NY, Joseph (Carol) E. Familo Jr, Oswego, and Stacia (Robert) Familo-Hopek, Atlanta Georgia, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Agnes was a volunteer with her local church and senior center for many years and was an avid reader. Memorial services will be held in Oswego, New York, later this year, and she will be brought to rest next to her husband at St Paul’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday July 29, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. A Memorial Mass will be Tuesday at 9:00 AM at Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care, 2061 Collier Parkway, Land O’Lakes FL 34639-9978.
Edward J. Kasperek, 86; of Fulton passed away Tuesday morning peacefully at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney after a long illness. He was born in Oswego to the late Joseph and Anne (Stobnicke) Kasperek. Ed was a resident of Fulton for most of his life. While in Oswego High School he was named All-State in Football. Mr. Kasperek was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked and retired as a Lineman with Niagara Mohawk after several years of employment. Mr. Kasperek modeled his life by these words: Family, Church, Work, Play. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, cutting wood and working hard. He was a past Alderman, and he was a member of the Fulton Gauchos. He loved playing the bugle/trumpet and singing. Ed received much peace through music and the outdoors. He was an avid volunteer and morning mass attendee with Holy Family Church and Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. He was longtime member of the Fulton Polish Home. Ed was well-known for his corny jokes and always enjoyed helping make people laugh. Mr. Kasperek liked to play cards and he was an loyal fan of his grandchildren’s sports events and endeavors.
He was pre-deceased by his 1st wife: MaryAnn Kasperek, and brother: Thomas Kasperek.
Mr. Kasperek is survived by his wife of 18 years Geraldine “Jerry” Hogan Kasperek of Fulton, children: Edward P. (Sue Jones) Kasperek of Fulton, Joanne (Michael) Pollock of Fulton, Teresa Wendt of IN, step-children: Karen (Charles) Fadden of Hannibal, NY; Lynn (Dennis) Lyons of Fulton, Michael (Michele) Hogan of OR, Andrew (Gina) Hogan of Fulton; his sister Anna Mae Wapen of Lockport, NY; 7 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 14 step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Monday in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 1:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday in Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Donations may be made to Unity Acres 2290 County Rte. 2, Orwell, NY 13426;
or the Oswego County Humane Society 29 W. Seneca St. Oswego, NY 13126.
July 16, 2019
Tim J. Tompkins, 53; of Hannibal passed away at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. He was a lifetime resident of Hannibal. Tim enjoyed carpentry, fishing, and farming. He had a great love for animals and family. Tim is survived by his wife of 26 years Lyda L. Wing of Hannibal, 5 children: India Tompkins, Crystal J. Tompkins, Tim Tompkins Jr., Beau Tompkins, Xavier Tompkins, his adoptive Mother Norma Tompkins, first wife: Tina Tompkins, siblings: Cindy (Rush,) Wendy, Cindy (Halstead,) and Joyce, 9 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Tim was pre-deceased by his adoptive Dad Bill Tompkins. Funeral Services and Burial will be held private. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
July 16, 2019
Margaret Elizabeth Thrasher, 90; of Fulton passed away peacefully at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. Ms. Thrasher was born in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Charles and Jennette G. (Smith) Thrasher. She was a resident of Fulton since 1972. Ms. Thrasher retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was past employed with the Office of the Aging, Green Thumb Program. Mrs. Thrasher enjoyed researching her family’s Geneology and watching old movies. She was also an avid Yankee fan. Ms. Thrasher loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Tammy (Thrasher) and Jim LaGraffe of VA, and her grandson Simon LaGraffe. She was pre-deceased by her siblings: Wesley Thrasher, Edward Thrasher, and Isabelle Thrasher. Calling hours will be held 2:00 to 4:00 PM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Burial will be held privately. There will be no Funeral Service.
July 14, 2019
Gregg Peter Tubolino, 62; of Fulton passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Francis and Mary (Galini) Tubolino. Gregg lived in Texas for several years before returning home to Fulton. He worked for Onondaga Paper, Syracuse, NY. Gregg enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a Life Member of the North American Hunting Club. Gregg is survived by his wife Kristine Tubolino of Fulton, stepchildren: Kori Gushlaw of Baldwinsville, NY; Jerome Lasinski of Phoenix, NY, 3 grandchildren: Ella, Abby, Deni. He is also survived by several extended family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be conducted: 2 PM Saturday, at the Fulton VFW, 216 Cayuga St., Fulton, NY.
Burial will be held privately.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
July 14, 2019
Richard James LaClaire, 76; of Granby passed away early Sunday morning at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Peter and Margaret (D’Ambrose) LaClaire. Mr. LaClaire worked as an Auto Mechanic and a Commercial Truck Driver with Pepsi. He retired from Nestles, Co., Fulton after 32 years as a Laborer and Machinist. Mr. LaClaire had a passion for vehicles especially classic cars. He had a great sense of humor; a warm heart and he was loved and will be missed by many. Mr. LaClaire is survived by his wife of 22 years Carole LaClaire of Granby, 2 children: Richard (Yong) LaClaire II of Fulton, Michelle Everson of Scriba; 4 step-children: Dale Cook of Fulton, Craig (Laurie) Nelson of Fulton, Tracy (Mark) Clark of AZ, Kelly (David) LaClair of IN; his sister: Beverly (Larry) Parkhurst of Fulton; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and several extended family members including nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was pre-deceased by 5 siblings: Peter LaClaire, George LaClaire, Dorothy Spiegel, Janet Hart, Patricia Erb and stepson: Frederick Nelson Jr. Mr. LaClaire’s wishes included a private funeral service and burial. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of his arrangements.
July 12, 2019
Arlene J. Nardozzi, 85; of Fulton passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse Friday morning. She was born in Geneva, NY to the late Frank and Josephine (Perry) Cosentino. Mrs. Nardozzi has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. She owned and operated Arlene’s Beauty Shop, Fulton and Appearance Beauty Salon & Retail Center, Fulton for over 40 years. Mrs. Nardozzi was an avid volunteer in several local organizations. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Richard Nardozzi of Fulton, their children: Deborah (William) Walberger of Phoenix, NY, Cindy Nardozzi of Clay, NY, and Tammy (Daniel) Nardozzi-Irovando of Clay, NY; 4 grandchildren: Richard (Lauren Demicolo) Walberger, Michael (Tonja) Metcalf, Mathew Metcalf, and Nicholas Metcalf; and 2 great grandchildren: Grayson and Maverick. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 2:00 to 4:00 PM Monday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton
Isobel Haney, 98, of Volney died Monday July 8, 2019 in Seneca Hill Manor. She was born in St. Catherines Ontario Canada. She worked as a seamstress sewing raincoats in Twinsburg, Ohio. Mrs. Haney leaves behind one son John Haney. Funeral services and burial were private. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego, is in care of the arrangements.