February 11, 2014
Florence L. Rogers, 86; of Fulton died Tuesday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego. She was a born to the late Theron and Eva (Chapman) Clemons and she remained a life resident of Fulton. Mrs. Rogers retired in 1993 from A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital after 20 years of service. She is survived by her 3 daughters: Margeurite (Larry Davis) Tetro of CA, Cheryl “Susie” (Mike) Snyder of Fulton, and Edith (Todd) Burdekin of Fulton, 4 grandchildren: Christine Tetro, Tina Donaldson, Mike Chrisman, Jamie Burdekin, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 7 PM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Major James Purvis, from the Oswego County Salvation Army. Burial will be held in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton.
February 10, 2014
Mary Ann Cavallaro, 94, of Fulton, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday at her son’s home in Syracuse. She was born in Fulton, NY June 7, 1919, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Santa Cutuli. She and her husband Morris were married on December 12, 1942 in Fulton where they lived and raised their family.
Mary worked for a short time at the Fulton Woolen Mill and in New York City during World War II. As a homemaker she babysat for the children of several families and sold homemade baked goods. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who loved being in the midst of her family.
Mary’s door was always open for company who would gather around the dining room table for delicious food, coffee and conversation. She was a longtime member of Holy Family Church in Fulton. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Morris, in 1985, and by her sisters Ida Greco and Lucy Greco. Mary is survived by her son, Maurice, of Syracuse, daughter, Linda (Gerald H) Brown of Oswego, grandsons Gregory and Christopher, sister Ann Louise of Syracuse, step granddaughters Bethany VanBuren, Renee Mulkerin, Cindy Lockler, seven step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday February 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton.
Calling hours will be Friday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton, NY.
Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
February 4, 2014
Terry J. Ledger, 65; of Fulton died Tuesday at University Hospital, Syracuse. Mr. Ledger was born to the late Elmer and Florence (Wallace) Ledger in Malone, NY. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Air Force. He was a resident of Fulton for 22 years. Mr. Ledger was past employed with Continental Can, Syracuse, NY. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Melissa Eklund, and brother Robert Ledger. Mr. Ledger is survived by his 4 children: Kenneth (Alicia) Ledger of Fulton Nanette (Gary VanGorden) Ledger of Fulton, Candi (William Castine) Ledger of TX, Sandi Ledger of VA, brother: Charles (Diane) Ledger of Fulton, Raymond Ledger of CT, Leland Ledger of West Monroe, NY; several grandchildren and close niece Amanda Vargas. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Friday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Friday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton.
February 3, 2014
Anthony Miller, 46; of Phoenix, NY tragically died Monday, February 3rd at his Phoenix home. Mr. Miller was born in Syracuse, NY and he previously lived in TN before returning to Phoenix, NY. He enjoyed listening to music and spending time with his amazing friends and loving family. Mr. Miller is survived by his 6 siblings: Fred Miller, Jr., Ed Miller, Thomas Miller and Lulia Brown, Marion Brosteck, Gerald Kimball, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 4 PM Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Peter Williams officiating. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted 2:00 to 4:00 PM Tuesday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton
February 2, 2014
Joseph Runeari, 99; of Fulton passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2nd at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton. He was born in Fulton the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Barberi) Runeare. He was a life resident of Fulton. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from 1938 to 1939. Mr. Runeari was a United States Veteran having served in the Navy during WWII, aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown from 1940 to 1946. Mr. Runeari retired from the United States Postal Service after many years of service. After retiring from the Post Office, he worked for the Fulton City School District as a custodian. He was a life member of the Fulton VFW Post #569, a past member of the Italian American Club, and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Mr. Runeari loved to play cards, make his own Italian sausage, and entertain his family with stories, most of which were untrue. He had fond memories of growing up on the family farm with walks down to the spring for fresh water. Mr. Runeari is survived by his wife of 68 years Mary (St. Phillips) Runeari of Fulton, his daughter JoAnne Ciciriello, daughter-in-law Patricia “Sis’ Runeari, grandchildren: Kate (Ryan) Drajewicz, Meg (Emily Bishop) Runeari, Nick and Angela Cicirello, his great grandson Charlie Drajewicz, sisters Ceclia Vespa, and Columbia (Phil) Manitta, sisters-in-law, Stella and Lucille Runeare, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Runeari was pre-deceased by his beloved son William Runeari in 2013 and siblings Theresa, Geneva, Barbara, Doris, Linda, Patrick, Carcido, Anthony, Victor, and Mary. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Contributions can be made to The Residents Council at Michaud Residential Health Services, 453 Park St. Fulton, NY 13069
January 26, 2014
Donald R. Malone, 83, of Oswego died Sunday January 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Malone was born in Hannibal and has been a lifetime resident of Oswego County. Mr. Malone served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Minetto American Legion. Mr. Malone retired in 1992 from the maintenance department at SUNY Oswego. After retirement Mr. Malone and his wife Betty enjoyed living in Florida during the winter months. Mr. Malone is survived by his wife of 62 years Betty Malone of Oswego, children Patrick (Sarah) Malone of Oswego, Pamella (William) AuClair of Oswego, Annie (Jerry) Micho of Oswego brothers Leonard and Leo Malone both of Hannibal, seven grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday January 30, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego. Spring burial will be in Oswego Town Rural Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice.
January 19, 2014
Charlene (Ross) Weldin, 76, of Oswego, passed away peacefully at home under the loving care of her daughters. She was born January 5, 1938 to the late Charles and Florence Hunt, and was a life resident of Oswego. Charlene worked at various jobs throughout her life, including Singer’s, Cahill’s Fish Market, and Tops. Charlene was an accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed her pets and camping with her husband George at Black River Bay Campground. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Ross, her brother, Lyons Hunt, and son-in-law Greg Thomas. Mrs. Weldin is survived by her husband George Weldin, daughters Florence Ross of Oswego, Cynthia (Mark) Masuicca of Oswego, her sister Joan (David) McCann, grandchildren Karolyn Thomas, Kassidy (Jeremy) Pekarek, Sarah Thomas, Ross Thomas, Angela Thomas and four great grandchildren. All who knew Charlene enjoyed her talent to make them smile. A celebration of Charlene’s life will be held Saturday January 25, 2014 at Vona’s Restaurant, Oswego from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Syracuse Ronald McDonald House. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th. St. Oswego.
January 18, 2014
Margaret A. Beckwith, 79; of Fulton passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, January 18, 2014 after a long illness. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late Anthony and Elizabeth White. Mrs. Beckwith was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School and a lifelong resident of Fulton. She retired from Niagara Mohawk after more than 40 years of service. Mrs. Beckwith was an active volunteer and member of the Fulton Athletic Booster Club for many years and served as treasurer for 25 of those years. Margaret received many accolades as both an athlete and avid sports fan. However, one of her proudest and honored achievements was being recognized with a scholarship named in her honor for the senior female student athlete of the year. Margaret’s greatest passion was the love she had for her family, friends and beloved Yankees. She was a permanent fixture at most sporting events, but none more so than her own grandchildren from whom she would watch with pride and admiration.
Mrs. Beckwith was pre-deceased by her husband of 46 years George W. Beckwith in 2011 and her siblings: Henry, Ralph, Janette, Joseph, Fred and Edie. She is survived by her loving family George (Christine) Beckwith of Fulton, and Bill (Sue) Beckwith of Fulton and much-loved grandchildren Megan, Courtney, Austin, Callie, and Evan, and several nieces and nephews. There will be a spring burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery with a graveside service. A gathering for family and friends will follow the cemetery service in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the Fulton Athletic Boosters Club C/O Daniel Shue 31 Aspen Cove Lane, Fulton, NY 13069. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
January 16, 2014
Julie A. DeGroff, 55, of Hannibal, NY died Thursday in the Oswego Hospital after a sudden attack. She was born in Oswego the daughter of Anne Carney of Oswego and the late William Carney. She was a former cashier at Walmart, Oswego. She enjoyed crocheting, walking her dogs and being with her family. Julie was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She is survived by her husband of 35 years Richard “Doc” DeGroff of Hannibal, sons Rick (Chrissy Williams) DeGroff of Hannibal, Jeremy (Kate) DeGroff of Fulton, granddaughter Olivia DeGroff, mother Anne Carney, siblings Cathy (Dave) Goettsch of CA, Billy (Lisa) Carney of Oswego, Patti (Joe) Scanlon of Oswego, Maureen Carney of Oswego, Monica (Dale MacDonald) Carney of Fulton, Theresa (Nate Johndrew) Carney of Oswego, John Carney of Syracuse. Funeral services will be Monday 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Flemming. Spring burial will be in Hannibal Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
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