Angeline Santore

September 3, 2015
Angeline SantoreAngeline Santore, 96, of Oswego, died Thursday September 3, 2015 in Seneca Hill Manor. Mrs. Santore was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Arena) Zappala. Mrs. Santore retired in 1962 from General Electric in Syracuse. She was a former member of the Legion of Mary, and is a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Oswego. Mrs. Santore was predeceased by her husband Carmen Santore, her son Paul Santore, and siblings Morris Zappala, Jenny Rookey, Helen Battiato, Sally Manasseri, and Rose Manasseri. Mrs. Santore is survived by her children Robert (Kate) Santore of Syracuse; Joanne (Michael) Segretto of Oswego; Jane (Paul) Santore-Talbot of Baldwinsville; Marian (Steve) Bischof of IN; and daughter-in-law Judy Santore of FL. She is also survived by her siblings John (Alice) Zappala of Oswego; Sam (Ginny) Zappala of Oswego; and 8 grandchildren Paul (Karyn) Santore, Lisa (Joe) Miller, Stephanie Segretto, David (Michelle) Henderson, Jonathan (Ashley) Bischof, Ann Bischof, Robert Santore, and Nathaniel Santore, and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday 8:30 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, and 9:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum. Calling hours will be Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Seneca Hill Manor, activities fund, 20 Manor Dr., Oswego, NY 13126.

Donald F. “Dumper” Woodard Jr.

August 31, 2015
Donald F. “Dumper” Woodard Jr.Donald F. “Dumper” Woodard Jr., 71; of Fulton passed away peacefully Monday at home surrounded by family. He was born in Santa Barbara, CA to the late Donald F. and Evelyn (Harris) Woodard. He has been a resident of Fulton all of his life. Mr. Woodard retired in 1999 from Niagara Mohawk as a chief maintenance Foreman where he had 34 years of service. After retirement he owned and operated DW Bodee’s Bar and Restaurant, Fulton for 8 years. Mr. Woodard was a member of the Hannibal American Legion Post #1552, and the Hannibal American Legion Riders. He enjoyed his motorcycle and loved to ride. He was also an avid pool player, skier and hunter. Mr. Woodard helped begin the Livestock/Farm program with Fr. McVey at Unity Acres which allowed the residents to have a self-sustained food supply within their establishment which allowed them further independence from outside sources. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Sandra (Thompson) Woodard of Fulton, 3 children: Denise (Terry) Carr of Phoenix, Timothy (Joanne) Woodard of Oswego, Donald (Tammy) Woodard III of VA, 3 sisters: Evelyn (Gordon) Infantine of Rensselaer Falls, NY Rosemary Woodard of Fulton, and Beatrice (David) Lathrop of Lacona, NY; 10 grandchildren : Stephanie, Samantha, Sean Courtney and Jessica; Shannon, and Timmy and Sara, Julie, and Donald, 8 great grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Saturday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton 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 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton. Contributions: Hannibal American Legion Post #1552 or the Hannibal American Legion Riders, 226 Rochester Street, Hannibal, NY 13074.

Thomas Robert Seawell

Thomas Robert SeawellThomas Robert Seawell passed away August 28, 2015, in his home in Sterling, NY.
He was born March 17, 1936, in Baltimore, MD to Robert James Seawell and Cynthia Edith Bass. He spent his childhood in Columbia, SC, and moved to St Louis in 1948. He received his art education at Washington University St Louis and Texas Christian University. He taught for two years at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR. In 1963 he was hired by SUNY Oswego to establish a fine art printmaking program for the art department. He taught there until his retirement in 1992. During his tenure at Oswego, he was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, the SUNY system’s highest form of recognition for teaching. In 1992 he moved to Commerce, TX where his wife, Barbara Frey, teaches ceramics at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Thereafter, they spent the academic year in Texas and summers in Sterling, NY. From 1992 through spring 2014, he taught screen printing and beginning printmaking classes as an adjunct instructor at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Thomas Seawell is particularly well known for his screen prints and collagraphs and has been recognized as one of the earliest practitioners of the collagraph medium. His work is defined by a variety of noteworthy series including Family Album, States and Provinces, The Streets, Empty Centers, Variations on Themes of Jacques Callot, the Art Doors project, and a series of images of stock exchanges and trading floors commissioned by Geldermann, Inc. of Chicago.
Thomas Seawell’s work can be found in many public, private, and corporate art collections. His work is archived in the Artist Printmaker Research Collection at The Museum of Texas Tech University.
During his long career as an artist and teacher, Thomas Seawell demonstrated an unwavering passion for art and love for teaching. He has touched many lives through the art he has created and has inspired numerous students in their quest to become artists and teachers of art. He will be remembered for his zest for life, his devotion to art, his love of music and travel, his wide repertoire of great stories, and his sense of humor and wit.
Thomas Seawell is survived by his wife, Barbara Louise Frey of Commerce, TX and their son, Jay Turner Frey Seawell of Washington, DC. He is survived by three sons from his previous marriage to Eva Jo Bradford: James Bradford Seawell of Cambridge, MA; Lee Thomas Seawell of Syracuse, NY; and Gustin Charles Seawell of St Louis, MO. He is also survived by his dear sister, Nancy Jo Brown of Longmont, CO, and nieces Cindy Poinsett, Cara Frihauf, Jana Schulder, and nephew David Brown.
The Frey-Seawell family wishes to thank Hospice of the Finger Lakes for their devoted care of Thom. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home of Oswego, NY has care of the arrangements. There will not be a funeral. A memorial will be scheduled for a future date. Share condolences at www.sugarscanlonfuneralhome.

Donald L. Besaw

August 21, 2015
Donald L. Besaw, 92; of Fulton passed away at Oswego Hospital, Oswego. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late George and Ellen (Garno) Besaw. Mr. Besaw has remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Marine Corp from 1948-1952. Mr. Besaw retired from Nestles, Co., Fulton. He loved to hunt and fish and he was still actively hunting deer and turkey into his 89th year. Mr. Besaw was pre-deceased by his first wife Agnes Besaw in 1992. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Mary Besaw of Fulton, 2 sons: Terry L. Besaw of Fulton and Kevin L. Besaw of Oswego, and granddaughter Michelle Besaw of Oswego. Graveside Services and Burial will be held 11:30 AM Thursday at St. Mary’s Cemetery with Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Joseph Murabito Jr.

August 24, 2015
Joseph Murabito Jr.Joseph Murabito Jr., 94 of Dublin Street, Oswego died Monday August 24, 2015 in St. Joseph Hospital. Mr. Murabito was born August 28, 1920 in Oswego the son of the late Joseph and Rosaria (Rapisardi) Murabito. He was a member of the Carpenter’s local #747, serving as the treasurer for 27 years, and working with Stone & Webster at the local power plants. Mr. Murabito was communicant of St. Joseph Church, where he was a past trustee, and treasurer. Mr. Murabito has been as usher at St. Joseph Church since 1956. He was a past committee chairman of the 3rd. Ward Democratic party. He served in the United States Army 155th infantry in the South Pacific during World War II. Mr Murabito was a member of the VFW Quattrini Dehm Post, and the Crisafulli Post where he was past commander. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. Mr. Murabito was a 4th Degree Knight and a member of the color corp, with the Knights of Columbus #227, and the Elks. He was a century club member of the Oswego Hospital; a volunteer at the Hospital since Dec. 12, 1994; a member of the RSVP. Mr. Murabito enjoyed riding his Harley since 1974. He was a former member of the Dante Alieghieri. He was the recipient of the Immaculata Ward from the Bishop; and he received the volunteer of the year award from the City of Oswego, St. Joseph’s Church, and RSVP. Mr. Murabito was predeceased by his wives Lena Murabito in 1974 and Elizabeth Brown Murabito in 1996. He is survived by his daughter Judi (Mike) Kenific of Oswego, sons John and David Murabito of Oswego, brother Angelo Murabito of Oswego, 10 grandchildren, four great grandchildren several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sibling Santo, Fred, Sam, Sally, Clara, and Grace. Funeral services will be conducted Friday 10:00 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, and 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego

Karen Warren

August 22, 2015
Karen Warren, 68, of Oswego and a former resident of Fulton died Saturday August 22, 2015 in the Oswego Hospital, from complications with her longtime battle with emphysema. Karen was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Richard and Muriel (Arcadi) Ellis Sr. She was a Baptized member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dexterville, and Fulton. She was a bible study leader. Her life represented her faith, love and devotion for God, and His Blessed Son Jesus Christ was in every aspect of her life. Karen was a witty, fun loving person with a gentle character, and spirit. She was intelligent, humble, and had an active imagination, and unconditional love for all of humanity. She is survived by her children Russell (Julie) Warren of Fulton; Kathleen Warren of Auburn; Jacqueline (Frank) Bruce of Oswego; Beverly (Richard) Wheeling of Auburn; Richard and Michael Warren both of Oswego; siblings Linda Ellis of Fulton; Richard (Vicki) Ellis of Michigan; and Tina Arcadi of Iowa, 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated October 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, in Fulton on the corner of Hart St. and W. 4th. St. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

Mary Pluff

Mary Pluff, 86, of Fulton, died peacefully on Saturday August 22, 2015, at Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, Oswego.

Mrs. Pluff was born in Fulton, to the late Leo and Menta (Ellis) Besaw.

She was remained a lifetime resident of Fulton.

Mrs. Pluff was past employed with the Fulton Woolen Mill and she was a 14-year employee with General Electric, Syracuse, NY.

Mrs. Pluff was a member of the Grace Bible Church, the Fulton Moose Lodge and the Volney Senior Citizens.

She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn Pluff, in 2000; two infant children: Baby Pluff and Glenn Pluff Jr.; and two brothers, William Besaw and Leonard Besaw.

Mrs. Pluff is survived by her sisters: Dorothy Green of Palermo and Carol (Mark) Wilcox of Phoenix; special nephew, Gary Pluff; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Rick Sivers officiating.

Burial will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Volney, NY.

Calling hours will be conducted 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Karen Warren

August 22, 2015
Karen Warren, 68, of Oswego and a former resident of Fulton died Saturday August 22, 2015 in the Oswego Hospital, from complications with her longtime battle with emphysema. Karen was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Richard and Muriel (Arcadi) Ellis Sr. She was a Baptized member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dexterville, and Fulton. She was a bible study leader. Her life represented her faith, love and devotion for God, and His Blessed Son Jesus Christ was in every aspect of her life. Karen was a witty, fun loving person with a gentle character, and spirit. She was intelligent, humble, and had an active imagination, and unconditional love for all of humanity. She is survived by her children Russell (Julie) Warren of Fulton; Kathleen Warren of Auburn; Jacqueline (Frank) Bruce of Oswego; Beverly (Richard) Wheeling of Auburn; Richard and Michael Warren both of Oswego; siblings Linda Ellis of Fulton; Richard (Vicki) Ellis of Michigan; and Tina Arcadi of Iowa, 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. The Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

Merrill T. Young

Merrill T. Young, 94, passed Sunday August 16, from this life peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Luke Health Services after a brief illness.
He was the son of Ethel (Mayne) and Tracy Young. He graduated from Oswego High School before enlisting in the Army-Air Force to serve in WW II.
He retired as Maintenance Supervisor at the Oswego Steam Station in 1981 with 40+ years of service. He relished time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he was often behind the lens of a camera photographing family events.
He was a communicant of Faith United Church.
Merrill is survived by daughters, Patricia (Jim) O’Reilly, Mexico; Barbara (Bob) Sugar, Oswego; Marjorie (Lyle) Whitney, Scriba; sons, Francis Young, Oswego; William (Brenda) Young, Williamstown, his companion of 15 years, Mary F. Stone, brother, Charles Young and 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Merrill was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Mary Agnes (McManus) Young and siblings Frances Wilson and Harold Young.
Funeral services will be Thursday 12 noon at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Calling hours will be Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 prior to the services at the funeral home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Merrill and Mary Agnes Young Scholarship Fund at Trinity Catholic School, 115 East 5th St., Oswego.

Julia Z. Wallace

August 15, 2015
Julia Z. Wallace, 92; passed away at Oswego Hospital. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late John and Mary (Kunicka) Zanewych. Mrs. Wallace has remained a life resident of Fulton. She retired from Nestles Co., Fulton after 50 years of service. She was a hard worker. Mrs. Wallace’s first love was her family. She also enjoyed reading and taking drives. In her later years she especially enjoyed taking a ride and ending her excursion with a meal at Mimi’s, Fulton. Mrs. Wallace was pre-deceased by her siblings: Mike, Willy, James, and Peter Zanewych, Mary Barton, and Anna Robinson. She is survived by her children Sharon Wallace-Kerfien of Fulton, Floyd W. (Carol) Wallace of Fulton, Joseph (Jean) Wallace of Greece, NY, and Gary (Renae) Wallace of Fulton, sister Estelle Holmes of Fulton, sister-in-law Charlene Zanewych, 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held privately. Burial will be held privately in St. Mary’s Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.