Mary Walsh

July 22,2012

Mary Walsh, 75, of Oswego passed away at home on Sunday with her family by her side. She was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Joseph and Concetta (Gambino) Solazzo Sr.

Mary was a 1956 graduate of Oswego High School and was employed by the Oswego County Mental Health Department and secretary for Local 73 Business Plumbers & Steamfitters, managed by David “Bucky” Lavery.

She was a devout communicant of St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, and her faith was the cornerstone of her life. She was proud to be the mother of Thomas and Bernie, and considered them her greatest accomplishment. She made time every day to visit and enjoy her family and friends, and her laughter could always be heard. The essence of Mary was seen in her warm and encompassing smile. Her strong spirit exemplified graceful dignity and a positive attitude.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Walsh of Oswego, sons Thomas Walsh of Hannibal, Bernard (Tammy) Walsh of Pennsylvania, brothers Joseph and Michael Solazzo of Oswego, sisters Jane Farfaglia of Fulton, Anna Fitzsimmons, Connie S. Pelkey, and Frances Solazzo all of Oswego, two grandchildren Bernard Jr. and Nicholas Walsh and many nieces and nephews.

Her sisters Augustina Bendzunas, Rose Solazzo, and brothers Nicholas, Tony, Dominic, and John Solazzo predeceased Mary, as well as her Godchild Mark Solazzo.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8:30 am from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home Oswego, 9:00 am in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Friends of Oswego County Hospice or to St. Joseph’s Church.

Eugene Ropelewski

July 22,2012

Eugene Ropelewski, 87, of Fulton died Sunday morning at Seneca Hill Manor, with his family by his side. He was born in Elmira, NY and has been a resident of Fulton for over twenty-five years. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local # 273. He was the owned and operated Gene’s Heating & Air conditioning, of Fulton. Mr. Ropelewski is survived by his wife Carol Cathcart of Fulton children Paul of Florida, Antionette Lyons of Florida. Markee Cathcart of Fulton, Kevin and Keith Sheridan of Oswego, Kim McPherson of Oswego, Kathy Sheridan Bradwisch of Oswego, Erin Cartcart of Syracuse, and Shawn Cathcart of Baldwinsville, and several grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd. St. Fulton.

Ann Foster

July 14, 2012

Ann Foster, 94; of Fulton died Saturday at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. She was born in Utica, NY to the late Graham and Carrie (Fuller) Bushell. Mrs. Foster retired as a bookkeeper with Ure Insurance Agency, Fulton. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, and a past Matron of Elizabeth Chapter #105 Fulton, the Fulton Women’s Club, and the Interior Decorators Club. She is also a member of the Granby Seniors, Volney Seniors, and A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Foster was a past member of the 1st Baptist Church, Fulton and a member of the 1st United Church, Fulton. She was pre-deceased by husband Willard Foster in 1980. Mrs. Foster is survived by her daughter: Sharon (Charles) Irwin of Martville, her twin sister Mary Phares of Fulton, 2 grandchildren: Cheryl Horning, and Richard Burdick, nephew David Phares, 7 great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren. Funeral Services and Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Shirley M. Allen

July 10, 2012

Shirley M. Allen, 83; of Fulton died at University Hospital. She was born in Solvay, NY to the late Oscar and Edith (Olmstead) Cole. Mrs. Allen retired in 1990 from General Electric after 43 years of service. She was a member and volunteer of the First United Church, Fulton. Mrs. Allen was an avid reader, and she also enjoyed crossword puzzles. Mrs. Allen was pre-deceased by her grandson Kenneth E. Stoutenger in 1989 and her husband of 57 years Erwin Allen in 2007. She is survived by her 4 children: Richard (Alice) Allen of Fulton, Diane (Mike) Stoutenger of TX, Martin (Diane) Allen and Rodger (Tyran) Allen both of Fulton, 3 siblings: Barbara Shoemaker of Homer, NY, Thelma Chapman of Marcellus, NY and Frederick “George” Cole of Camden, NY, 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday at the First United Church with Rev. David Nethercott officiating. Burial will be held privately. Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements. Contributions: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102 Oswego, NY 13126 or First United Church 33 S. 3rd St., Fulton, NY 13069.

William I. Baldwin

July 4, 2012

William I. Baldwin, 87; of Fulton died Wednesday at home with his family. He was born in Irving, MA to the late Milton and Matilda (Kline) Baldwin. He was a resident of Fulton for most of his life and later in retirement he and his wife wintered in Florida. Mr. Baldwin was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during WWII. He retired from Sealright, Co., after 28 years and 6 years with Armstrong, Co., Fulton as a chef with food service. He was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus #254. Mr. Baldwin was in charge of catering the Knights of Columbus functions for several years. He was pre-deceased by his siblings: Frank Baldwin, and Virginia Gifford. Mr. Baldwin is survived by his wife of 66 years Anna Mae (Hogan) Baldwin of Fulton, 2 children: William M. (Bonnie) Baldwin of NC, and Daryl Ann (Phillip) Cobb of Oswego, 3 siblings: Louis (Colleen) Baldwin of Fulton, Milton (Nancy) Baldwin and Joan (Robert) Smith all of Fulton, 4 grandchildren: Tracie, Tim, Deana, and Michelle; 6 great grandchildren: Andrew, Gabriela, Greyson, Avery, Quinnton, and Casey; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Saturday in 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 conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton. Contributions should be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126 or the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204

Joanne W. Parks

June 26, 2012

Joanne W. Parks of Fulton died Tuesday at home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY to the late Blair and Mary (Casey) White.  She has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life.  Mrs. Parks was past employed with Marine Midland Bank, Fulton and she was also a past member of the Holy Family Altar Rosary Society.  Mrs. Parks is survived by her husband of 47 years Donald Parks of Fulton, 3 daughters:  Sharon (Thomas) Burns of New Windsor, NY, Sheila (Robert) Britton of Fulton, Kathleen (Mike Wright) Parks of Webster, NY, brother J. Casey (Margie) White of CA, sister Phyllis (Blayne) Webb of Fulton, 8 grandchildren:  Dylan, Jocelyn, Kelsey, Alex, Seth, Zachary, Michael, and Cory; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral Services will be conducted 9:00 AM Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Robert Stephenson.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.  Calling hours will be held 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Carmella Fitzsimmons

June 22,2012

Carmella M. Fitzsimmons, 91, of Oswego died Friday morning in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Mrs. Fitzsimmons was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (DeSantis) Musa. She was the office clerk at Triangle Shoes and Modern Shoes, Oswego for many years. Mrs. Fitzsimmons was a member of the Legion of Mary, and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. She was predeceased by her husband Paul Fitzsimmons in 1983. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Michael and Carol Fitzsimmons of Oswego and her grandchildren Matthew and Rebecca. Funeral services will be held Monday 9:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum. There will be no calling hours. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego.

 

Joseph Castiglia

June 21, 2012

Joseph Castiglia, 91; of Fulton and formerly of Sandpiper Golf and Country Club Lakeland, FL., passed away Thursday at Seneca Hill Manor after a long illness. He was born in Minetto, NY and attended schools in Minetto and Oswego. Joseph volunteered in the US Navy in 1941. After training he was assigned to the USS Mississippi and sailed to the North Atlantic. When World War II was declared the ship was ordered to the Pacific Theater. After 18 months aboard the ship he volunteered for the Amphibious Force and was assigned to the USS Feland. Following the invasion of Tarawa, he volunteered for submarine duty and after training he was assigned for duty on the USS Sennett Submarine. Joseph was later assigned to the USS Skate Submarine where he participated in the Bikini-A-Toll Atomic Bomb Test. He was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 1947. On September 6, 1947 Joseph married Mary Fichera of Fulton, NY. They remained lifetime residents of the area. Joseph was a past member of the Knight’s of Columbus, a past member and officer of the Fulton Elk’s Club. He was a charter member of Beaver Meadows Golf Club where he also served on the Board of Directors for 3 years. Joseph was also a member of the Radisson Golf Club. He avidly enjoyed playing golf. Joseph worked in Sales all of his life and retired in 1986 as a Marketing Manager for a NY Parts Co., Syracuse, NY. He was also a past member of Holy Family Church, Fulton. Joseph was pre-deceased by 1 son Joseph Castiglia in 1976. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Mary Fichera Castiglia of Fulton, 2 children: Paul Castiglia of Fulton, and Mary Castiglia of NC, 1 brother: James Castiglia of Minetto, 2 sisters Betty Tetro, and Theresa DeStevens both of Fulton, 1 grandson, 1 granddaughter, two great grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be conducted 10:30 AM Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Minetto where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Larkin. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

 

Yvonne Shatrau

June 18, 2012

Yvonne J. Shatrau, 71; of Fulton died Monday at University Hospital, Syracuse after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Oswego, NY to the late Charles and Doris (Coville) Haynes.  She has been a longtime resident of Fulton.  Mrs. Shatrau worked for many years at Betty’s Place, Fulton as a waitress.  She was an avid bowler and she served as the past secretary for the Thursday Night Women’s League, the Mixed League and the Bowling Association.  Mrs. Shatrau was an honored recipient of the Bowling Hall of Fame.  She was an avid volunteer and participant of All Saints Episcopal Church, Fulton.  She was also a past Brownie Leader and Daisy Troop Leader.  Mrs. Shatrau was pre-deceased by her granddaughter:  Janell Granger.  She is survived by her husband of 41 years:  Robert Shatrau of Fulton, 5 children:  James L. Cummins of VA, Jeanette (Richard) Mills of Fulton, Wallace (Deborah) Cummins of Fulton, Melissa Granger of Fulton and Robert “Boog” (Christine) Shatrau Jr., of Fulton, 5 siblings:  Charles (Pauline) Haynes of NH, Charlotte Cahill of Oswego, Harriet Whitten of Fulton, Doris Mae Ritz of Pennellville, NY; Barbara Haynes of Gouverneur, NY; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral Services will be held 9:00 AM Saturday at All Saints Episcopal Church, Fulton with Rev. Harold Avery officiating. Burial will be held privately.  Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton, NY.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donation be made to the Regional Oncology Center of Syracuse, East Adams St. Syracuse, NY 13210.

Richard J. Hibbert

June 18,2012

Richard J. Hibbert, 69, of Oswego died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Hibbert was born in Oswego the son of the late Leo and Maryann (Briggs) Hibbert. He retired in 2002 from SUNY Oswego as a supervisor in the Janitorial Department. He worked as a longshoreman for thirty years at the Port of Oswego Authority. Mr. Hibbert served in the US Airforce in the Philippines, and at Otis Airforce Base Massachusetts, where he was assigned special security for former President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He was a proud member of the music minister for the Lord’s Delight Prayer Community. Mr. Hibbert was a communicant of St. Joseph Church for 23 years. Mr. Hibbert was predeceased by his brother Leo Hibbert. He is survived by his wife of forty-eight years Joan Hibbert of Oswego, his children Pamela (Lawrence) North of Oswego, Anna (Jonathan) Waite of Parish, Renee (Michael) Mournighan of Oswego, Veronica Hibbert of Oswego, Maribeth Hibbert-Nelson of Oswego, siblings Ann (Frank) Brand of FL, Patricia (Robert) Gehan of Scriba, William (Leona) Hibbert of Oswego, Cynthia (Maurice) Leavens of Oswego, Raymond (Judith) Hibbert of Scriba, Randy (Cindy) Hibbert of Central Square, Bernadette Grinnell of Palermo, grandchildren Tanya, Matthew, Larry, Michael, Anastasia, Elizabeth, J.P., Tommy, Katheryne, James, Lilly and great grandson Landon, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday 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 Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St Oswego.