Philip A. Manitta

December 13, 2014
Philip A. ManittaPhilip A. Manitta, 89, of Fulton, died Saturday in The Grand at Chittenango. Mr. Manitta was born in Skaneateles the son of the late Salvatore and Angelina (Vasco) Manitta, and later moved to Fulton in 1937. Mr. Manitta co-owned and operated Manitta Bros. Grocery Store in Fulton. He served in the United States Army as a sergeant during World War II, from 1949 until 1954. Mr. Manitta is survived by his wife of 57 years Columbia “Chickie” Manitta, and daughters Phyllis (Dave) Hutchinson of PA, and Annette (Martin) Bargabos of Canastota, and siblings Dominic “Doc” (Gloria) Manitta of Fulton, Lucille Runeare of Fulton, Emily (Joe) St. Phillips of Fulton, Mary (Joe) Jonientz of Liverpool, three granddaughters Rachel, Celia, and Ella, and several nieces and nephews. In addition he was predeceased by his sisters Josephine Borek, and Anna Koczan. Funeral services will be Thursday 9:30 in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. There will be no calling hours. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. 2nd St., Fulton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association.

Dorothy M. Durfey

December 12, 2014
Dorothy M. DurfeyDorothy M. Durfey, 82, of Fulton died Friday December 12, 2014 in Michaud Residential Heath Services, Fulton. Mrs. Durfey was born in Oswego the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Deno) Manwaring. Mrs. Durfey was a salesperson in the appliance department at Montgomery Wards, in Fulton. She was a member of the Fulton Woman’s Club. Mrs. Durfey is survived by her husband of 64 years Jack Durfey of Fulton, and children Richard (Elizabeth) Durfey of Oswego, Debora (William) Chapman of Ogdensburg, Patricia (John) Kulie of Windfield, Illinois, Barbara (Donald) Clonch of Hannibal, her siblings William (Barbara) Manwaring of Oswego, Barbara Fragale of Oswego, Nancy (Joe) Caza of Fulton, Diane (Adrian) Richardson of Oswego, she has 7 grandchildren Sean, Kimberly, Allison, Katielynn, Patrick, Paige, Douglas, and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 11:00 a.m. in the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton. Spring burial will be in Peck Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home 224 W. 2nd. St. Fulton

Gerald M. Zeitlin

Gerald M. Zeitlin, 77, of Oswego died Tuesday December 9, 2014 at his home. He was born in Philadelphia, PA. He was a graduate of Cornell University (BEE 1960, and the University of Colorado (MSEE 1969). He pursued further graduate studies in physics, astronomy, and astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley. He devoted his energies to the Open SETI Initiative. Mr. Zeitlin had held a private pilot certificate since 1981. Mr. Zeitlin served in the United States Army, where was a 1st Lieutenant. Mr. Zeitlin was predeceased by his wife Mary Louise Zeitlin in 2013. Mr. Zeitlin is survived by his sister Susan Baer of PA, stepchildren Jennifer Kagan of Syracuse, and Eliot Kagan. Services and Burial were private. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., is in care of the arrangements

Frank Barilla

December 7,2014
Frank BarillaFrank (Francis) Joseph Barilla, 80, Oswego, NY, who passed away on December 7, 2014 after battling a long illness.
Frank was born February 11, 1934 in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine of 60 years; his 5 children: Deborah (Thomas) Akers, Donna (Michael) Weigelt, Diane (Thomas) Putnam, Darlene (Rick) Favata, Frank (Caryn) Barilla; 3 sisters: Carmella VanRensellaer, Theresa Witchtowski, Rose Moshier; 10 grandchildren: Joey, Angela, Josh, Karissa, Brianna, Rachel, Gavin, Garrett, Isabella and Jacob; 4 great grandchildren: Judah, Lydia, Luella and Lyla.
He was the owner and operator of Barilla’s Auto Service, as well as many properties in Oswego alongside his wife Lorraine, from 1958 until he was no longer able to work due to his illness.
Frank was also active in local politics, serving as 3rd ward Alderman and chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Most importantly, Frank can be remembered as a hardworking and loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather to his family.
“I Love You More!”
Private, family services will be held. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Albert Wygant

December 1, 2014
Albert Wygant, 88, of Oswego died Monday December 1, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Scott and Maude (Richmond) Wygant. He was predeceased by his son Michael Wygant in 2009. Mr. Wygant worked as a furnace technician, for Babcock Oil, Fulton, in addition he also worked at Nestle’s Fulton and General Electric in Syracuse. Mr. Wygant served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Wygant was a member of the Barbershop Society, and St. Mary’s Mens Choir for 16 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Ruth Wygant of Oswego, and their children Susan (Donald) Crofoot of Martville, Diane (David) Ferris of Oswego, Peggy (Roderick) Longo of Phoenix, Steven (Nancy) Wygant of Oswego, his sisters Pearl Babiarz of Fulton, Ruth Ketchen of Syracuse and grandchildren Wendy, Christina, Shawn, Jeremy, Sara, Brad, and great grandchildren Catherine, Dalton, Ethan, and Nicholas. A Memorial Mass will be held in the spring of 2015. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

James D. Raney

November 27, 2014
James D. Raney, 44, of Oswego died Thursday November 27, 2014 in University Hospital. He was born in Athens, AL the son of the late William and Ruby (Davis) Raney. James has been a resident of Oswego for the past five years. He was a former member of the Order of the Masons in Mexico, NY, and he always enjoyed playing a joke and making people laugh. In addition to being predeceased by his parents he was predeceased by his sister Pamela Minnick. James is survived by his wife Kathleen Raney of Oswego, children Brittany, Ashley, and Sean Raney all of AL., and his stepchildren Shawn, Mark, Brandon, and Tyler Washer all of Oswego, his brothers Frankie and William Raney, and sisters Davie Smith, Sarah Higginbotham and grandson Braydon and step grandchildren Emily and Sophia. Calling hours will be Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

James J. Tetro

November 25, 2014
James J. Tetro, 89, of Fulton died Tuesday November 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Tetro was born in Fulton the son of the lateJoseph and Adeline (Raymou) Tetro. Mr. Tetro retired from the teamsters local at twenty-five years where he worked at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plants and Sealright, Fulton. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Tetro was a longtime volunteer at Holy Family Church, and he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Sealright Recreation Club. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing. Mr. Tetro is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Tetro of Fulton, children Nancy (Richard) Matthews of TX, Joseph (Lorraine) Tetro of Oswego, sisters Julie Hoyt, Pearl Canale, Josephine Puglia all of Fulton, and grandchildren Ryan (Michelle) Matthews, Jason Strickland, Rebecca and Shandelle Tetro, and one great granddaughter Melody. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday,11:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd. St. Fulton.

Kenneth Dewitt Gardner

November 24, 2014
Kenneth Dewitt Gardner, 57, of Fulton, NY died Monday November 24, 2014 at the Oswego Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Syracuse, NY. Ken for many years was employed at Oswego Industries, Fulton NY. He enjoyed participating in Special Olympics, and going bowling. He was best known for his favorite pass time of playing the harmonica. Ken is survived his mother Doris Gardner, and sisters Karen Matson, Deborah Lang, Jackqueline Guilcher, and brother David Gardner. Funeral services will be Monday 10:00 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. 2nd. St. S., Fulton. Calling hours will be Monday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Hugh M. MacKenzie

Hugh M. MacKenzie, 68, died on November 24, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.
Hugh learned integrity and a tremendous work ethic from his parents Hugh and Mary MacKenzie, traits he possessed until his last breath. He also enjoyed golf and loved to play the game with his Dad.
A graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo, Hugh received a BA in 1969 and an MBA in 1970. He went to work for the Long Island Railroad as a Labor Relations Analyst. It was there he met his wife Monica Mulvey. They married in 1971 and moved to Fulton, NY. He worked for Nestle as Personnel & Labor Relations Manager until his retirement in 2000. Hugh negotiated labor contracts for Nestle around the country, but his heart was always in Fulton.
After retiring Hugh enjoyed teaching at Cayuga Community College, Fulton Campus.
Hugh was a communicant at Holy Trinity Church. A proud Democrat to the end, he had served as chairman of the Fulton City Democratic Committee for several years. He was a past chairman of City of Fulton Fire & Police Commission and served on the Board of Directors for Fulton Youth Soccer and Fulton Youth Hockey. He enjoyed coaching soccer when his children where youngsters. Hugh served as a member of IMC, and Fulton Nestle Golf League.
His greatest accomplishments and love were his family. Beside his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a son Hugh “Dan” MacKenzie and wife Tracy Cass MacKenzie of N.Y., a daughter Megan MacKenzie of Syracuse, NY., a beloved sister, Nora MacKenzie of Phoenix, AZ. Hugh was especially proud of and loved his grandchildren, in birth order: Kameren Jackson, Jasmine Jackson, Maureen MacKenzie, Colleen MacKenzie, Emma J. Berkley and Aileen MacKenzie, as well as nieces and nephews. He enjoyed the raucous Mulvey family: Mark, Terence, Jim, Dan, Claire and Mary and their spouses, especially his Mother In Law, Theresa Mulvey who prayed ceaselessly for his recovery.
His parents and brothers Gerald and Dennis predeceased Hugh.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 9:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be Monday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton, NY.
The family would like to acknowledge and give thanks to Drs. Eugene Lozner and Louis Green of Syracuse, the staff at Berkley Physical Therapy of Oswego, the angels who work at Strong Hospital units 7-1400-Cardiac Transplantation ICU and 7-3400 – Unit for Heart Failure & Transplantation, as well as the LVAD staff who cared for Hugh during the last year of his life.

Barbara Marie Scruton

November 17, 2014
Barbara Marie Scruton, 84, of Hannibal died Monday November 17, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Scruton was born in Sterling the daughter of the late John and Pearl (Hart) Matthews. She retired from General Electric, Syracuse after years of service. Mrs. Scruton was predeceased by her husband Charles “Bill” Scruton in 1998. She is survived by her children Peggy (Michael) Pisa of Oswego, Steven (Anne) Scruton of Pennellville, Alan (Stephanie) Scruton of SC, Kevin (Brenda Taylor) Scruton of Hannibal, 12 grandchildren and several great 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.