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, 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.
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.
November 14, 2014
Michael P. “Mike” Segretto, 86, of Oswego died peacefully Friday at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Phillip and Fannie (Sugar) Segretto. Mr. Segretto retired from Alcan in 1986, after many years of service. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, a former member of the Dante Aliegheri, and the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Anna Segretto of Oswego, their daughter Sandra Segretto of Oswego, brothers Francis (Josephine) Segretto of Baldwinsville, and Phil Segretto of Oswego. In addition to his parents Mr. Segretto was predeceased by his brother Peter Segretto and sister Dorothy Spataro. Funeral services will be Tuesday 8:30 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, and 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
November 14, 2014
Joseph Pecora, 92, a lifelong resident of Utica St, Oswego, NY died Friday November 14, 2014 in Bishop Commons, Oswego. He was born in Oswego the son of the late F. Daniel and Carmela Pecora. Mr. Pecora worked at Alcan in Scriba, as a crane operator and office scheduler before his retirement. He served in the United States Army in China, Burma, and India during World War II. Mr. Pecora was a life member of the Knights of Columbus #227, Oswego, the Elk’s #271, Oswego, and the VFW Post 2320, Oswego. He was an avid bowler and held the position as secretary and treasurer of the Oswego Bowling Association. He was inducted into the Oswego Bowling Hall of Fame. Mr. Pecora enjoyed Syracuse University sports where he and his brother Anthony held SU Football tickets for over 45 years. He was also inducted into the Oswego Softball Hall of Fame. He was a Little League coach where he coached the Local #214 team in its inaugural season of Little League in Oswego in 1955. In addition to his parents Mr. Pecora was predeceased by his brothers Daniel Pecora Jr., Anthony Pecora, Philip Pecora, and sisters Nellie Cafalone, and Frances Pecora. Mr. Pecora is survived by his sister-in-law Theresa Pecora of Oswego, nieces and nephews Richard (Sally) Cafalone, Phyllis (Dan) Masuicca, Dan (Kathy) Pecora, Dennis (Dana) Pecora, Janet Spiwak, and Dorothy (Floyd) Alpher, and great nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 8:30 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home and 9:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. The family has requested that donations may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126 or to the Bishop Commons Activity Fund, 4 Burkle St., Oswego, NY 13126.
November 8, 2014
Helen H. Spinner, 91, of Fulton died Saturday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. She was born in Fort Covington, NY to the late Frank and Rachel (Smith) Hamood. Mrs. Spinner has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. She retired as a registered nurse after working for several years at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton. Mrs. Spinner was a past member of Catholic Daughters of America, the Holy Family Altar Rosary Society, Legion of Mary, and the A.L. ee Memorial Hospital Retired Nurses. She was a counselor with the Al-Anon program for over 16 years, a volunteer with hospice and a past member of several Senior Citizen organizations both locally and in Waverley, NY. Mrs. Spinner was pre-deceased by her husband Romeo, daughter Barbara Jeanne and sister Mildred LaPage. She is survived by her son Romeo Spinner Jr., of Hannibal, sisters: Elizabeth Facteau of Tupper Lake, NY, and Dorothy Lassonde of FL., her former daughter-law Marcella (Daniel) Ferens of Fulton, grandsons: Romeo Phillip (Jacqueline) Spinner, Ryan Adam Spinner, great granddaughter Skyler Barbara Spinner and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:15AM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. James Schultz officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours be held 10:00AM to 11:15AM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West 2nd St. S., Fulton.
November 7, 2014
Roger Dings, 83; of Fulton passed away peacefully with his family Friday. He was born in Fulton to the late Robert and Clarissa Andrews Dings. Mr. Dings remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Marine Corp. from 1952-1954. Mr. Dings retired from Armstrong World Industries after 38 years of service. He was a longtime communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton and a current member of Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Mr. Dings was pre-deceased by his son Roger Andrews Dings, sisters: Lena Brown, Margaret Keil, Eleanor Durfey, Carol Dings, and brother Robert Dings, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Teresa M. Dings, children: Mary Beth Dings, Michael and wife Ann Dings, Steven and wife Sheila Dings, grandchildren Matthew Dings, Erin Dings and Adam Dings and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Schultz. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted 1:00 to 4:00 PM Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Charles and Mary Haney Fund, in care of Mr. Steven Thomas, 140 W. 6th St., Suite 110, Oswego, NY 13126 with thanks and recognition to Dr. Jonathan Wright and his staff.
November 6, 2014
James J. Schroeder, 27; of Oswego died Thursday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. He was born in Syracuse, NY and he has been a resident of Oswego for 5 years. James enjoyed life and he especially enjoyed spending time with his children and large extended family. He was pre-deceased by his mother Toni Hemingway. James is survived by fiancée Shana McRae of Oswego, 3 children: Davis McRae, Hailey McRae and Anita McRae all of Oswego, father Peter Schroeder, Sr., of Oswego, NY, step-father Richard Hemingway of Syracuse, NY and several brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 10:15 am Saturday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:15 AM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th St., Oswego.
October 28, 2014
Edward P. Carpenter, 59; of Dunbridge, OH passed away October 28th at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, OH. He was born on January 25, 1955 in the Bronx, NY to the late Richard and Eddie (Rhamos) Pealo. Ed worked as a diesel mechanic for various companies. He also loved riding his motorcycle, building model cars and watching old cowboy movies. Ed is survived by his wife of 15 years Lisa Busler Carpenter of OH, son: Dennis Carpenter of Syracuse, daughter: Billie Jean Carpenter of Fulton, 3 brothers: Mitch Carpenter of Fulton, Dave Pealo of Fulton, Duane Pealo of MA and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was conducted Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church, Waterville, OH. Arrangements were handled by the Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, OH. The local arrangements are in care of the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.
October 28, 2014
Ernest Valelunga, 91; of Fulton passed away Tuesday peacefully at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late James and Anna (Fichera) Valelunga. Mr. Valelunga remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. He was past employed with Valelunga’s Grocery Store, Fulton for 10 years, Valelunga’s Muck Farm and the West Side Hardware where he was partnered with his brother-in-law Joseph Galletta. He also owned and operated Rural Supply Hardware, Fulton before retiring from General Electric, Syracuse after 10 years of service. Mr. Valelunga enjoyed fishing and was an avid fisherman. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Nancy Quinn in 2005, and sister Catherine Galletta in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Doris Valelunga of Fulton, their 3 children: Vincent Valelunga of Fulton, Patricia (Daniel) Hall of Fulton, and Sharon (David) Reiter of AZ, sisters: Laura Browning of Scarsdale, NY and Mary Anne Brunwin of CA, 3 grandchildren: Eileen (Aaron) Quinn Fritton, and Dayna and Devin Reiter, 2 great grandchildren: Kylie and Cole Fritton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held 9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.