June 24, 2013
Kenneth J. Crisafulli, 65, of Oswego died Monday peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Ken was born in Oswego the son of the late Catino Crisafulli and Laura (Murray) Eicholzer. Ken was a cook at the Oswego County Public Safety Building from July 1989 until 2013, in addition he cooked for several local restaurants including the Colonial House. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and was the former local, state, and national commander for the Italian American War Veterans. He was the current commander of the Charles Crisafulli Post #15. He enjoyed watching the Yankee’s, Nascar and Syracuse University Sports. Ken is survived by his devoted and loving family, his wife Danielle Crisafulli, children Scott DeStevens, Katrina Crisafulli, Danika Crisafulli , his siblings Anne (Charles) Demm, Geralyn (Gerard) Roy, Tina (Keith) Peterson, and Michael (Stephanie) Pasco, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be private in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Calling will be Thursday from 4:00 -7:00 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.
June 23, 2013
Lorraine Warner, 71, of Oswego died Sunday evening in Oswego. Mrs. Warner was born in Carthage, NY the daughter of the late Kenneth and Eunice (Ellsworth) Trumble. She was a retired nurse’s aide for Sunrise Nursing Home. Mrs. Warner was predeceased by her husband Daniel Warner in 1981. She is survived by her children Robert Wetherwax of Texas, Scott Warner of Oswego, Daniel (Laurie) Warner of South Wales, NY, her sister Joyce Austin of Harrisville, NY, and ten grandchildren. Services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego.
June 22, 2013
Gerald Moore, 70; formerly of Fulton passed away Saturday at Rosewood Heights Nursing Home, Syracuse after a long illness. Mr. Moore was past employed with the United States Postal Service, Syracuse and he enjoyed photography. Mr. Moore was pre-deceased by his mom Minnie Moore, and brother Michael Moore. He is survived by his dad Francis Moore, and sister Roberta Mahar both of Baldwinsville, and several aunts, nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held privately at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with Rev. Stephen Wirkes officiating. Contributions: St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
June 17, 2013
Philip “Phadob” F. Pecora, 93; of Oswego, NY died Monday in the Oswego Hospital. He was born in Oswego to the late F. Daniel and Carmela Pecora. He remained a life resident of Oswego. Mr. Pecora was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during WWII and was present during the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from Cyclotherm Boiler Co., Oswego after 39 years of service. He worked as a crossing guard at Bridge, Liberty, and Utica Streets for 20 years. Mr. Pecora was a member of the Elks Lodge BPOE # 271, Knights of Columbus Council #227, the American Legion and the VFW Crisafulli Post. He was also a Bartender at Sereno’s Restaurant, Oswego and Canale’s Barn, Scriba . Mr. Pecora was a faithful communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego and he enjoyed being with his family. Mr. Pecora was pre-deceased by his siblings: Daniel Pecora Jr., Nellie Cafalone, Frances Pecora, and Anthony Pecora. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Theresa Pecora of Oswego, children: Phyllis (Dan Greene) Masuicca of Oswego, Daniel (Kathleen) Pecora of Oswego, Dennis (Dana) Pecora of Oswego, brother Joseph Pecora of Oswego, grandchildren: John “JP” (Laurie Davis) Masuicca, Terri (Jason) Wills, Brian (Julie) Masuicca, Kristina (Arthur) Bennett, Daniel Pecora Jr., Dustin Pecora, Stacy (Sam) Ware, Megan Pecora; 8 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 8:15 am Thursday in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, and 9:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be held Wednesday 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 West 4th St., Oswego.
June 17, 2013
Helaine A. Gorton, 72; of Fulton died Monday at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. She was born in Fulton to the late Walter and Rose (Lalik) Wallace. Mrs. Gorton has remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Gorton was past employed with Beneficial Finance, Fulton and General Electric, Syracuse. She retired from the Oswego County Department of Motor Vehicle, Fulton after 19 years of service. She was a member of the East Coast Breweriana, and the American Breweriana. Mrs. Gorton was an avid collector. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Jeffery Gorton of Fulton, 3 sons: Michael Gorton of Fulton, David (Kim) Gorton of Volney, and Christopher (Lauren) Gorton of Longwood, FL, her sister Barbara Gadziala of Fulton, 2 grandchildren: Hunter Gorton, Tanner Gorton and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Services and Burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Contributions may be made to the Fulton Knee High Basketball, c/o Jerry Schremp War Memorial 609 W. Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069
June 16, 2013
Nicholas Taormina, 94, of Oswego died Sunday June 16, 2013 peacefully with his family by his side, in Houston TX at his son’s home. Mr. Taormina was born in Minetto, NY, the son of the late Phillip and Antoinette (Castiglia) Taormina. He retired in 1982 from the Carpenter’s Local # 747, Oswego, in May 2012 with 50 years of continuous membership; he was awarded a Life Membership. Mr. Taormina served in the United States Army-Air force during World War II. He was a member of St. Joseph Church Oswego and the Oswego Moose Lodge. Mr. Taormina was predeceased by his wife Betty M. Taormina in 1994, and his siblings Vincenzo (James) Taormina, infant Larry Taormina, Joseph Taormina, Samuel (Salvatore) Taormina, Tony Taormina, Mary Malambri, Frederick (Alfredo) Taormina, Susan Frani, Anna Demmins, Kathleen Arduini, and Anthony Taormina. He is survived by his children Nicholas T. (Thelma) Taormina of Houston, TX, Donna M. (Roger) Johnson of Colorado, his brother Larry Taormina, of TX, 3 grandchildren Kimberly, Roger, Dawn, and 8 eight great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday 8:00 a.m. from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home and 9:00a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours will be Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.at the funeral home 147 W.4th. St Oswego. The Family requests donations in lieu of flowers to be sent to “Houston Hospice”, 1905 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 on his behalf. http://www.houstonhospice.org Houston Hospice is a non-profit organization.
June 9, 2013
Robert “Bob” Somers Sr., 80; of Fulton died Sunday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Leonard and Clara (Mustard) Somers. Mr. Somers remained a life resident of Fulton. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Somers was past employed as a City of Fulton Policeman. He later retired from Container Corporation of America, Fulton after 30+ years of service. He was a past member of the Fulton School Board and he was a former City of Fulton 1st Ward Alderman. Mr. Somers was a past communicant of Holy Family St. Michael’s Church where he was an avid volunteer, usher, and bingo worker. He was a co-chairman for several years with his wife Rose for the annual church festival and tour director for the Holy Family St. Michael’s Golden Agers. Mr. Somers was also a volunteer with Oswego County Catholic Charities. He was pre-deceased by his wife Rose Somers in 2006. Mr. Somers is survived by his two sons: Robert (Deborah) Somers Jr., of Fulton, and Michael (Kerry) Somers of Fulton, brother: Joseph Somers of Fulton, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 6:00 PM Thursday 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 6:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.
June 7, 2013
Sharon Goss Malcolm, 72; of Pittsford, NY died Friday at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY after a short illness. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late Elmer and Virginia Goss. Mrs. Malcolm was a former resident of Fulton and she has been residing in Pittsford, NY for 43 years. Mrs. Malcolm worked for the Genesee Hospital, Rochester, NY and Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY as a Program Analyst. She enjoyed travelling and going out to dinner and to the movies with her husband. She is survived by her husband of 44 years Roger Malcolm of Pittsford, NY, Aunt Arlene Sikes
Okoniewski of FL., cousins: Joseph (Janet) Sczupak of Fulton, and Kathy (Wayne) Fisher of Glens Falls, NY, Paul “Rusty” Okoniewski of FL., James Okoniewski of VA., Lee Okoniewski of Fulton, NY, Joy Okoniewski of IL., Dr. Lisa Okoniewski of PA., and Karen Okoniewski of Buffalo, NY. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and 11:30 AM at Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Stephen Wirkes. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted
9:00 to 11:00 AM Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton, NY. Donations may made to CNY Region-American Cancer Society 6725 Lyons St., PO Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057 or the Alzheimer’s Association CNY Chapter 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1361.
June 7, 2013
Wava Wilson, 92, of Oswego County died Friday June 7, 2013 in Rome Center, Rome, NY. Mrs. Wilson was born in Peterboro, NY the daughter of the late Earl and Pearl (Gough) Hauck. Mrs. Wilson retired from Oneida Ltd. after many years of service. She was predeceased by her husband Robb Wilson in 1995. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children Audrey Wilson of Rome, Richard Wilson of Central Square, grandchildren Georgia Newbury, Shari Rizio, Robb Clark, Karen Kotary, Lisa Clark, her brother Richard Hauck, her niece and caregiver Judith (Richard) Parker, and several great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday June 25th at Peck Cemetery County Rte 4, Scriba. Donations may be made to the Oswego County Office of the Aging.
The arrangements are in the care of Sugar-Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 West Forth Street, Oswego, NY.
June 6, 2013
Muriel A. Adams, 89, of Baldwinsville died Thursday in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. She was born in Gilboa, NY. Mrs. Wilcox was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, of Baldwinsville. She was predeceased by her husband Michael Adams, and is survived by her daughter Loretta (James) Lentricchia of Oswego. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements.