February 13, 2020
Jean P. Derby, 90, of Oswego, a former resident of Sterling died Thursday morning February 13, 2020 at Seneca Hill Manor. Jean was born in Rochester the daughter of the late Mynor and Anna (Attridge) Grapensteter. Jean was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved to care for her family. She enjoyed gardening, and quilting. She was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Hannibal and an active volunteer, especially at the chicken and biscuits dinners. Jean was a Religious education teacher for 20 years, and a Scout Den Mother. Jean worked as a private aide at Dulin’s and Meadowbrook Adult Home, Hannibal for more than 22 years’. Jean and her husband Richard were proud owners of a Dairy Farm in Sterling, where they also produced of maple syrup. Jean was predeceased by her husband Richard Derby in 2012, and their son Ronald Derby. She is survived by her children Don (Bonnie) Derby of FL; Sue (Dean) Percival of Sterling; Wayne (Mary) Derby of Georgia; Randy Derby of FL; and William (Lori) Derby of Sterling. In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Calling hours will be Saturday February 22, 2020 from 11:00 to 1:00, with a funeral service at 1:00 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Burial in Springbrook Cemetery will be in the spring. The family has requested contribution may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Food Pantry.
February 5, 2020
Rosalie E. “Rose” Powers, 69; of Mexico, NY passed away peacefully Wednesday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. She was born in Oswego, NY the daughter of the late Galin and Rosemarie (Caloren) Dingman. She has been a resident of Mexico for over 30 years. Mrs. Powers was past employed with Eagle Comtronic, Liverpool, NY for 15 years. She was pre-deceased by her husband: LeRoy Powers, son: David Powers and her sister: Diane Lamphear. Rose is survived by her children: Kenneth Dingman of Mexico, Michael Currier of Fulton, Kimberly Weir of Moravia, NY; Donald Currier of Fulton, 4 siblings: Ronald Dingman of TX, Butch Dingman of Mexico, Yvonne Fredette of Fulton, Rick Dingman of Fulton and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be conducted Wednesday 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Funeral Service will follow at 5:30 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Ormsby officiating. Burial will be held privately.
February 7, 2020
Donald Z. Cornell, 92; of Scriba, NY passed away peacefully Friday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. Mr. Cornell was born in Owego, NY and he has been resident of Scriba for 50 years. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Army where he was stationed in Japan. Mr. Cornell worked for over 65 years as an Operating Engineer with the Operating Engineer Local #545, Syracuse. He was a former member of the VFW and American Legion. Mr. Cornell was pre-deceased by his children: Steve and Donna Cornell. He is survived by his wife Judy Cornell of Scriba, NY 8 children: Michael Allen, Melanie (Clyde) Pangburn, Deb (Mike) Whitney, Donald (Jan) Cornell, David (Song) Cornell, Jeffrey (Kathy) Cornell; 2 stepsons Randall and Ronald Allen; 3 siblings: Bill (Holly) Cornell, Paul (Gwen) Cornell, and Carol Mackey and several grandchildren, great grandchildren nieces and nephews. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St., Oswego has care of the arrangements.
February 3, 2020
Oby Tisdale, 36, of Ohio and for the past three years a resident of Oswego, died Monday February 3, 2020 at Crouse Hospital due to complications from an accident. He was born in Circleville, Ohio the son of Shela K. Tisdale of Ohio and the late Oby D. Tisdale. Oby was a clerk at Fastrac in Mexico, NY. He enjoyed writing poetry, drawing, wrestling and playing board games. In addition to his mother Oby is survived by his fiancé Ami Jo Stinson of Oswego, and his siblings Darlene (Al) Hill of Ohio, and Marlin (Darcey) Tisdale of Ohio. Services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego.
February 1, 2020
Scott Warner, 56, of Oswego died Saturday February 1, 2020 in University Hospital Syracuse. He was born in Watertown the son of the late Daniel and Lorraine (Trumble) Warner. He was a machinist at Owens – Illinois, Volney, and at Lagoe’s Machine Shop Oswego. Scott enjoyed going to the Oswego Race Track, watching the NY Yankees, football and caring for his cat Mew. He is survived by his children Kristin Warner of Oswego, Sarah Warner of Oswego, Scott Warner of Oswego; and his siblings Robert Wetherwax of Louisiana, Daniel (Laurie) Warner of Buffalo, and Susan (Greg) Peterson of Volney. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday February 22, 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM at the Woodchuck Saloon, Oswego. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.
Rebecca Lynn Gunther, 48, of Mexico and Oswego died Saturday February 1, 2020 in University Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Oswego the daughter of Ronald and Linda (Love) Shurr. Rebecca was a graduate of Oswego High School and she attended Cazenovia College. While attending high school she modeled for Barbizon School of Modeling, Syracuse. She enjoyed working at various retail stores throughout her years. Rebecca loved gardening and was the envy of the neighborhood with her beautiful rose gardens in her front yard. She was generous to a fault, ready to help everyone even if she wasn’t in the position to help. Her four children were her pride and joy; she would brag about their accomplishments to everyone she spoke to. In addition to her parents Rebecca leaves behind her husband Randall Gunther and children David Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Ashton Johnson, and Randall Gunther. She is also survived by her sister Amy Ponzi – Pelow, aunt Julie McLaughlin, uncle David Love, and niece Isabella Pelow, and cousins. Rebecca was predeceased by her grandparents Harold and Martha Shurr, and Sam and Harriet Love and nephew Zachary Verdoliva. She will be forever in our hearts. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the education fund for her children. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Private burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum.
January 26, 2020
Joyce E. Richards, 77; of Granby passed away peacefully Sunday morning at St. Luke’s Health Services, Oswego after enduring a brief illness. She was born in Yonkers, NY to the late Grace Cooper Collins. Mrs. Richards was a longtime resident of Fulton having moved there in 1958. She was a past Leader with 4H, a member of the United Methodist Women, Bowen’s Corners Church; and a former member of the Cody Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary where she was also an active volunteer with the annual fundraising events. She was pre-deceased by her grandson: Jacob Richards, and her siblings and in-laws: Patricia and Harry Henze, and John and Joyce Collins. Mrs. Richards is survived by her husband of 59 years Nelson Richards Sr., of Fulton, their sons: Michael (Susie) Richards of Fulton, and Thomas (Kitty) Richards of MA, her 2 brothers: Gilbert (Shirley) Collins of Fulton, and James (Ellen) Zahakos of MA, 2 granddaughters: Grace and Corinne Richards and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held 9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:15 AM in the funeral home with Rev. Mary Johnson officiating. Burial will be held privately.
January 23, 2020
Josephine Hitchcock, 92; of Fulton passed away peacefully Thursday morning at Morningstar Residential Care Center, Oswego. Josephine was born in Fulton to the late Stephen and Anna Kush. She remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Josephine retired from Nestles Co., Fulton where she worked as a secretary. She was previously employed with Fulton Savings. Josephine was a past member of the St. Michael’s Church and Holy Family Church, Fulton. She enjoyed playing the piano and being active with her husband in Ballroom and Polka Dancing. Josephine was pre-deceased by her husband of 59 years: Richard J. Hitchcock in 2008, and 5 siblings: Kate, Rose, Sarah, Nicholas, and Julia. She is survived by her children: Linda Hitchcock-Lindop of Daly City, CA; Stephen Hitchcock of Fair Haven, David (Cornelia) Hitchcock of Yorbalinda, CA; and Alan Hitchcock of Fulton, her sister Jean Barrus of Fulton, 3 grandchildren: Zachary and Cassandra Lindop, and Jennifer Hitchcock and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Thursday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Canorro. Burial and committal service will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Wednesday 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St., Fulton.
Richard A Babbidge, 51, of Scriba died Friday January 17, 2020 in Rochester General Hospital. Richard was born in Providence, Rhode Island the son of the late Daniel and Roberta Babbidge. He has been a resident of the Scriba area since 2008. Richard enjoyed farming and tending to and riding his horses with his wife Cindy and their grandchildren, and children. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Cindy Cooper of Scriba and daughters Rebecca Cooper of Parish, Hiedi Cooper of Oswego, and Virginia Cooper of Fulton. He is also survived by his grandchildren Isiah, Thomas, Emma, Bentley, and Adele, and his siblings Georgia, Arthur, Daniel, Dannette, and Kimberley. In addition to his parents Richard was predeceased by his siblings Jean, Sandra, and Alfred. Calling hours will be Saturday January 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego, NY. Burial will be private.
January 15, 2020
Anna Cozart passed peacefully one day after celebrating her 102nd birthday at The Cottages at Garden Grove, Cicero, NY. She was born to the late Stephen and Mary (Ksenek) Kozar. Anna remained a lifetime resident of Fulton until 2012 when she relocated to Liverpool, NY to be closer to her family. She was retired from Nestles, Co., Fulton. Anna was pre-deceased by her sisters Julia Youngs and Mary Petrilak and brother John Kozar brothers-in-law Fred Chalone and Mihal Petrilak. She is survived by her brother Joseph (Betty) Cozart of Fulton, her sister Katherine Chalone of Liverpool, NY and several nieces, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Anna’s Funeral Service will be held 10:30 AM Tuesdayat the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with Deacon Nick Alvaro officiating. Burial with a committal service will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be conducted privately. Anna’s family would like to extend their deep-feltgratitude to the staff at The Cottages for their wonderful care to Anna and her family.