Ralph J. Plata

June 27, 2014
Ralph J. Plata, 89; of Fulton died Friday at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton. Mr. Plata was born in Oswego, NY to the late Joseph and Mary (Kruppa) Plata. He retired from Sealright Co., Fulton after several years working as a Machine Operator. He was a past communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton. Mr. Plata was a past member of the Fulton Polish Home. He was pre-deceased by his wife Charlotte Plata in 2009. Mr. Plata is survived by his children: Thomas Plata of NC, Tamara (Tony) Santiago of CA, brother: Frank Plata of Oswego, and sister Azelyn Alfiere of Syracuse, NY and 2 grandchildren: Nicole Plata and Christian Plata both of WI and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 12:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

David LaClair, Sr.

April 18, 2014
David LaClair Sr., 78; of Fulton. There will be a Celebration of Life held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Saturday, July 5th at Morning Star Care Center, Oswego (please enter from the Sunrise Drive entrance.) The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

George G. Weldin

June 23, 2014
George G. Weldin, 85, of Oswego died Monday June 23, 2014 in Seneca Hill Manor, Volney NY. He was born in Granby, and has been a lifetime resident of Oswego County. Mr. Weldin retired from Carrier Corp. in Syracuse as an air compressor builder. He was a former Granby Volunteer Firefighter, a member of the National Campers and Hikers Association, and the Fulton and Oswego Stamp Club. Mr. Weldin was predeceased by his wife Charlene Weldin in 2014, his daughter Katrina, and grandson George Carvey. He is survived by his children Ola (Paul) Williams of AK, Bruce (June) Weldin of SC, Donnajean VanBuren of Fulton, stepdaughters Florence Ross and Cynthia Masuicca of Oswego, sister Nellie Hillman of Oswego, and several grandchildren. Funeral services, and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Kenneth W. Richards

June 21, 2014
Kenneth W. Richards, 91; of Fulton died Saturday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Fulton to the late George and Iva (Dolbear) Richards. Mr. Richards was a United States WWII Veteran having served in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He retired from Sealright Co., Fulton where he worked as a Machinist for several years. Mr. Richards is survived by his wife of 67 years Marion Richards of Fulton, 2 daughters Kathy (Al Kieswetter) Richards of Messina, NY and Kim (Martin) Roarke of Fulton, 3 siblings: Karl Richards of Fulton, Austa Koes of Oswego, and Keller Richards of Fulton, 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Richards was pre-deceased by 4 siblings: Thelma, Nila, Norma, and Kyle. Memorial Services will be conducted 10 AM Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, County Rte. 176, Fulton where Rev. Vivian Summerville will be officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. There will be calling hour conducted from 9:00-10:00 AM Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to a charity of your choice in Mr. Richards honor.

Russel Stannard

June 19,2014
Russel Stannard, 76, of Sterling died Thursday in the Oswego Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Stannard was born in Boonville, NY, the son of the late William and Winifred Stannard. He retired in 1995 as a chief lock operator for the NYS Canal Corp. He served in the US Navy from 1955 until 1969. Mr. Stannard was a member of the American Legion Post 1, Albany NY, and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 658, Fair Haven, he was the Fair Haven Village Trustee from 1974 until 1978 during their Bicentennial Celebration. Mr. Stannard is survived by his wife Patricia Stannard of Sterling, children Janice (Jeff Treasure) Skinner of Sterling, Darlene (Ron Dates) Burley of Martville, Lee Simpkins of Hannibal, Arica (Mark) Harteis of Oswego, sisters June MacArthur of Oswego, Carol Brookes of FL, Donna Cooke of Fair Haven, 13 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial in Springbrook Cemetery will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego

Leo P. Pappalardo

June 17, 2014
Leo P. PappalardoLeo P. Pappalardo, 73, of Fulton, passed away on June 17, 2014, at Upstate University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Fulton he was the son of the late Phil and Angelina (Curcuruto) Pappalardo.
Leo was employed by Triline Automation Corporation. He was an active member of his parish church. Leo loved cooking, singing, fishing, and spending time with his family. His kindness and spirit left a lasting impression on all who met him.
Leo leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Wanda (Cooper) Pappalardo and four daughters:  Beth Pappalardo-Mitchell (David) of Whitesboro, NY; Cheryl (Steven) Sovare of Webster, NY; Angela Pappalardo (Ted Sherman) of Buffalo, NY and Deanna Pappalardo of Fulton, NY.
Known to his four grandchildren as “Nano,” he will be deeply missed by Leo, Ian, Audrey and Nina.   He is survived by his sister Rosa (Richard) Kemmis, brother Salvatore (Rosalie) Pappalardo, all of Fulton, and sister JoAnn Natoli of Minetto.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7pm on Friday, June 20th at Sugar Funeral Home, 224 West 2nd Street South, Fulton, New York.
Funeral services are 11am Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2912 NY Rt 48, Minetto, NY. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Syracuse or the Catholic Charities Food Pantry of Oswego County.

Lucy R. Signorile

June 15, 2014
Lucy Signorile, 87, of Oswego died Sunday in the Oswego Hospital. Mrs. Signorile was a loving mother and grandmother assisting in raising her grandchildren Kally, Kassidy, Aubrianna, Aaliyah, Bella and Lexi, she loved spending time with them and taking them shopping. Mrs. Signorile was a member of the Oswego Alliance Church. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Signorile in 1998 and her great grandson Dominick Carr. Mrs. Signorile is survived by her children Mary Signorile of Oswego, James (Mary) Signorile of FL., Frank. (Pat) Signorile of NC, seven grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Calling hours will be Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego

Margaret Beckwith – Spring Burial

January 18, 2014

Margaret Beckwith, 79; of Fulton will be buried at 9:15 am, Saturday, June 21st,  in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating. Following the burial a celebration of Mrs. Beckwith’s life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 21st at the Oasis at Thunder Island, Fulton.  The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements

Michael J. Jessmore

June 10, 2014

Michael J. JessmoreMichael “Bumpa” Jessmore, 68; formerly of Fulton, NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 10,th at his St. Petersburg, FL., home with his family at his bedside after a long illness, leaving behind his wife Linda of 48 years along with 5 daughters:  Teri (Dale) Christensen of Hawaii, Mary Beth (David) Crouch of Clearwater, FL, Michelle (Kevin) LaFave of Palm Harbor, FL. Mollie (Frank) Renee of Fulton, NY and Monique Jessmore of St. Petersburg, FL.  He is also survived by 3 siblings, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.  Mr. Jessmore was pre-deceased by his brother John Jessmore.  Michael was born in Fulton, NY on April 23, 1946 to the late Harold and Frances Jessmore.  After graduating high school he was employed by Riverside Dairy, Fulton delivering milk to homes and local grocery stores.  In 1968 he joined the Local #38 Painters & Allied Trades, Oswego, NY and served as vice president.  In 1988 he and his wife moved to Kissimmee, FL where he worked at Disney World with Local #1010 where he also served as past president.  During his time in Florida he spearheaded many volunteer efforts including organizing volunteers to paint at “Give Kids the World,” Orlando and he travelled to Atlanta, GA to help beautify the city by painting some run down areas  before the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  His efforts and hard work were nationally recognized when he was presented with the Presidential Award in Washington, D.C.  Michael retired from Disney in 2000 and returned to Fulton, NY where he continued his volunteering with the help of his friends by painting buildings at Camp Hollis where he also served on the board.  When his grandchildren were involved in Pop Warner he tried to help maintain the facilities by painting the bleachers, snack bars, and goal posts with his son-in-law David Crouch.  Michael loved traveling, spending time with his family, and traveling with the family in a caravan of cars with him in the lead.  Michael also loved to golf and was well known for his sense of humor and quick wit.  He was never short on jokes or making people laugh.  Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 AM in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Jerome Amaechi.  Burial will be held privately.  Calling hours will be conducted Monday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

William Hamilton, Sr.

June 10, 2014

William Hamilton, Sr., 83; of Pennellville died Tuesday at home.  He was born in Syracuse, NY and was a lifetime resident of Volney until 2010 when he moved to Pennellville.  As a child he grew up on a farm and later in life he continued to work in farming, and Silo construction.  Mr. Hamilton was past employed as a truck driver and he retired from OCO, Fulton where he worked as a bus driver and aide for 25 years.  He was a past member of the Fulton Moose Lodge and he enjoyed bowling at the Fulton Recreation Club and Lakeview Lanes.  Mr. Hamilton was pre-deceased by his granddaughter Tabitha.  He is survived by his 6 children:  Cheryl Hamilton of Pennellville, William Hamilton Jr., of Fulton, Michele Bradley of Fulton, Theresa Akarpinar of Granby, Eric Hamilton of Hannibal, Joanne Taylor of Granby, 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Burial will be held privately.  Calling hours will be conducted from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.