Myron E. Harbison

Myron “Jim” Harbison, 93, of Oswego, died Wednesday January 15, 2014, at St. Luke Health Services.

He was born in Oswego, the son of the late Eugene and Sarah Harbison.

Mr. Harbison retired from the United States Navy, and was a World War II veteran, after 25 years of service.

He later retired as manager of Alchol Beverage Control Store in Norfolk, Va.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge #271, Oswego, where he was honored as NYS Veteran of the year.

Mr. Harbison was a fourth degree Knight and life member with the Knights of Columbus Council #227, Oswego.

Mr. Harbison was predeceased by his wife, Mary Harbison, in 2008, after 68 years of marriage.

He is survived by several nieces, nephews; and close friends.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in All Saints Mausoleum, Oswego.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego

Adam A. Hartman

January 12, 2014
Adam A. Hartman, 92; of Hannibal, NY died Sunday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego after a short illness. He was born in Lebanon, PA and he has been a resident of Hannibal since 1957. Mr. Hartman was a United States Veteran having served in the Army 101st Airborne during WWII. He was past employed as a school bus driver with the Hannibal School District. Mr. Hartman later retired from Sealright Co., Fulton after 25+ years as a 1st Class Machinist. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #254 for 70 years. Mr. Hartman was honored in 2013 by the Knights of Columbus for being the oldest living member of the council. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Hannibal and Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. Mr. Hartman was pre-deceased by his wife Clara Hartman in 2008, son Francis A. Hartman in 2010 and 10 siblings. He is survived by his sons: Frederick (Constance) Hartman of FL., Gerald (Mary Ann) Hartman of Hannibal, NY, and Martin (Mary Beth) Beckwith of Oswego, 1 sister: Helen Nigle of WI, and grandson Jason A. Hartman of PA. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday 10:15 AM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Rosary, Hannibal where Rev. Smegelsky will celebrate a mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton, NY where military honors will be bestowed. Calling hours will be held 9:00 to 10:15 AM Saturday at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Frances L. Kray

January 10, 2014
Frances L. Kray, 83, of Oswego died Friday at Moringstar Care Center, Oswego. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Francis and Edith Boyer. Mrs. Kray was a former secretary for Dr. Sam Tripp, and at SUNY Oswego. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, and the Lord’s Delight Prayer Community. Mrs. Kray was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Richard Kray of Oswego, children Carolyn Barcomb, of Oswego, Diane (Tom) Murray of Oswego, Timothy (Elizabeth) Kray of Florida, Gerald (Linda) Kray of Oswego, Patrick Kray of Oswego, James (Marcia) Kray of Oswego, Mary (Rodney) Gehan of Oswego, brothers James (Peggy) Boyer of Oswego, Edward (Terry) Boyer of Fl., sisters Dorothy Kenyon of Oswego, Evelyn (Jack) Hennessey of St. Louis, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Eleanor Parker. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 8:45 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego, and 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be Monday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Kenneth H. Taylor

January 10, 2014
Kenneth H. Taylor, 64 of Sandy Creek, NY died Friday at his home after a sudden attack. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Charles and Norma Taylor. Kenneth enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was predeceased by his brother Daniel Taylor. He is survived by his siblings Charles (Margaret) Taylor of CA, Georgiana (Victor) Ayers of Cleveland NY, Floyd Taylor of FL, James (Betty) Taylor of Kentucky, William (Linda) Taylor of Montana, Michael (Cindy) Taylor Wisconsin, Jonathon (Sue) Taylor of Sandy Pond, Gene Taylor of Parish, Norman (Elizabeth) Taylor of Oswego, Timothy Taylor of Montana several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday January 18, at 12:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Calling hours will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kenneth’s name to the Sandy Creek Food Pantry.

H. Lewis Lower

January 10. 2014
H. Lewis Lower, 75, of Oswego died January 10, 2014 in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Fulton the son of the late Lewis and Christabelle Lower. He owned and operated Lower’s Insurance in Oswego. He is survived by his daughter Leslie Chase of CA. A gathering will be held Sunday January 26, 2014 at Bridie Manor from 11:00 until 2:00 p.m. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Velma Johnson

January 3, 2014
Velma Johnson, 98; of Fulton died Friday at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton. Mrs. Johnson was born in Phoenix, NY and she has been a lifetime resident of Fulton. She was pre-deceased by her husband Harold Johnson and children: Tracy, Neil and Kathy. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Patrick and Lee Furlong Sr. of Fulton, 12 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Alfred A. Pyzdrowski

January 2, 2014
Alfred A. PyzdrowskiAlfred A. Pyzdrowski, 93, of Fulton died Thursday evening. He was born in Syracuse November 30, 1920; and graduated from Central Square High School in 1938. Mr. Pyzdrowski was a resident of Fulton for most of his life, he enjoyed winters in Florida since his retirement in 1982 from the Oswego Hospital as a boiler technician. He was a member of the Carpenters local of Syracuse where he worked for Terry Heights Corp., as a master carpenter and cabinet maker for over 25 years. He was a self-employed contractor and builder of new homes in the Fulton area. Mr. Pyzdrowski was both an accomplished builder for many years and a faithful Jehovah’s Witness since childhood, he helped establish the first Kingdom Hall in Fulton – Oswego area. He will always be remembered as one who gave freely to the needs of others. Mr. Pyzdrowski was predeceased by his wife of 69 years Barbara, and their daughter Peggy Ann O’Brien. He is survived by his son Stephen John Pyzdrowski of Florida; 2 grandsons Curtis O’Brien of Volney, Cordell O’Brien of Baldwinsville and triplet great grandsons. He is also survived by his brothers Julian (Lois) Pyzdrowski of Central Square, Stanley Pyzdrowski of Baldwinsville, his sister Jenny Ryan of Fulton. Funeral services will be Tuesday 1:30 p.m. at the Fulton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, where his nephew David Ryan will conduct the services. Calling hours will be Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Spring burial will be in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton

Shawn D. Manchester

December 26, 2013
Shawn Manchester, 41, of Sandy Creek, died Thursday December 26, 2013 at his home after a sudden attack. He was born in Thailand, the son of Carl F. Manchester. He was a former employee of MS Kennedy of Liverpool, NY, where his was a data processor. Shawn enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He was predeceased by one son Robert Senke in 2011. Shawn is survived by his wife Harriet Manchester of Sandy Creek, children Joshua Bell of Oswego, Justin Bell of Fl., Stefani Senke of Sandy Creek, Christopher Senke of Sandy Creek, his sister Missie Gamble of Oswego, 8 grandchildren, 2 nephews, and 1 niece. Services will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St Oswego.

Geraldine (Fragale) Vivlemore

Geraldine (Fragale) VivlemoreGerry Vivlemore, 71, of Scriba passed away Dec. 24, 2013 in Las Vegas, enroute to visit her father. Born in Syracuse in October 1942 she grew up in the Oswego area. A 1960 graduate of Bishop Cunningham High School, she had a strong faith in God that carried her through life. She loved life and each member of her family, she will be missed by all who knew her, aloha for now. She is survived by husband of 36 years Raymond, her children Tina (Jeff) Henkiel of Vestal, Jim (Sue) Toy, Ken (Carolyn) Toy both of Oswego, and Ray Vivlemore III of Auburn, and Christa VanWie of Mexico. She is also survived by her father John (Anita) Fragale of Arizona and brothers John ‘Boo’ of Arizona, Tom of Nevada, sisters Pat (Steve) Burch of Oswego and Michelle (Scott) Burgess of Texas; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter, 2 aunts an uncle, cousins, several nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by her mother, Francene Fragale of Oswego. Gerry’s family wishes to give a very special thank you to the staff of University Physicians Oswego Oncology. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Per Gerry’s wishes there are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday January 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Oswego where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St Oswego, is in care of the arrangements.

David A. Smith

December 7, 2013
David A. Smith, 61 of Oswego died Saturday at his home. David was born in Syracuse the son of the late Merritt and Thelma (Corsette) Smith, and he was a resident of Fulton before moving to Oswego thirty years ago. He was a former employee of the Fulton School District where he worked in the maintenance department. David is survived by his sister Millie (Joe) LaBeef of Fulton. Services will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home 224 West Second Street, Fulton.