Michael A. Castiglia

Michael A. CastigliaMichael A. Castiglia, 25 of Minetto passed away on Sunday the 28th of December at his home. Mike was born in Minetto on September 9, 1989.
Mike is predeceased by his brother James M. Jr and by his maternal grandfather Fernand Duhamel.
He is survived by his parents, Jim and Cindy Castiglia of Minetto, sisters Nicole (Mike) Jenson of Minetto; Samantha (Jon) Campbell of Portsmouth, Virginia; Jennifer (Ted) Kuriger of Oswego; and Jamie Castiglia of Oswego. Michael is also survived by his paternal grandparents Jim and Katherine Castiglia and by his maternal grandmother Jean Duhamel. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews as well as cousins.
Mike loved to hunt and spend time with family. He had a big heart and a lot to give, he could always put a smile on anyone’s face.
He was loyal and dedicated to his family and friends. Mike’s services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Francis P. Kehoe

December 22, 2014
Francis P. KehoeFrancis P. Kehoe, 86, of Fulton, died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.
He was born in Sargent, Nebraska to the late Bernard and Florence (Knight) Kehoe. Mr. Kehoe was retired from Sealright Corp., Fulton after 30 years of service. Mr. Kehoe is a United States Veteran having served for nine years the United States Marine Corp. One of the highlights of his military career was his service as a Military guard for President Eisenhower at both the White House and Camp David. Mr. Kehoe followed his active duty service with 31 years in the Navel Reserves were he retired as a Navy Reserve Chief Warrant Officer-4. Since leaving the service he became active in several veterans organizations such as the Fulton VFW Post # 569. He was a lifetime member of Post #569 serving in every position including commander and the color guard. He was also an active member of the Fulton Veterans Council and the Fulton American Legion. He was once selected as Fulton’s Veteran of the year as well as a nominee to the New York State Senate of Veterans Hall of Fame where he was honored by Senator Nancy Richie at Fort Drum Military Base, NY in May of 2012. His most recent honor came from the Fulton VFW Post # 569 with the dedication of the Francis P. Kehoe Memorial Park located near Route 481 in Fulton. He was a longtime parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fulton.
He was a long time member of the Fulton Elks, the Fulton Polish Club, and the Ancient Hibernians. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, and listening to country music with his many friends and family.

He was predeceased by his wife; Betty Jo (Fisher); his brothers: Bernard J. (Pat); Darrell G. Mr. Kehoe is survived by his three children; Debra (Robert) French, of Palermo; Deacon F. Phillip (Sara) Kehoe, of Oswego; and Michael (Ria) Ballou, of Irvin, Calif.; one brother, Richard (Joyce) of Franklin, N.C; one sister, Kathleen LaComb of Niskayuna N.Y.; and his loving companion of 12 years, Ruth McAllister; eight grandchildren, Gary, Becky, Kelly, Phillip, Ryan, Matthew, Noah and Owen, and several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 PM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and 12:30 PM at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. A spring 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. Donations may be made in honor of Mr. Kehoe to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. (www.michaeljfox.org)

Virginia Cardinal

December 21, 2014
Virginia Cardinal, 79; of formerly of Fulton died Sunday at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cortland, NY. Ginny was born May 12, 1935 in Syracuse, NY to the late Victor and Loretta (Mott) Cardinal. She had been a resident of Fulton for most of her life. Ginny was a 1953 graduate of Fulton High School and she continued her studies at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY graduating in 1956 as a Registered Nurse. Ginny was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1983 as a Major in the Nurse’s Corp. While she was in the service Ginny travelled extensively in the United States and across Europe. After retirement she enjoyed Bingo, going to the casino, and golfing. She was a past communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton. Ginny was a member of the Retired Officers Association, American Nurses Association, and Catholic Daughters of America Court Pere LeMoyne. She is survived by her sister Elaine Pickard of Baldwinsville, NY; her niece Ann Pickard and 2 nephews John (Michelle) and Edward Pickard, dear friend Carol Gordon and cousins Ann Singleton, and David Cardinal. A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton in the spring with burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held 9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.

Marie T. Scanlon Poprawski

Marie PoprawskiMarie T. Scanlon Poprawski, 56, of Livonia, NY died Thursday December 18, 2014 in Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY after a brief illness. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Lynch) Scanlon. Marie was a machinist at Southco, Honeoye Falls, NY. She was a graduate of SUNY Brockport. Marie is survived by her loving husband and family Daniel Poprawski, and their children Jessica (Ronald) Warner, Daniel (Merica) Poprawski. Marie was the proud and loving grandmother of her three grandchildren Riyen, Ronnie, and Jace. In addition she is survived by her siblings Joe (Patti) Scanlon of Oswego, Beth Scanlon of Oswego, Jay (Kathy) Scanlon of Oswego, her twin brother Shawn (Theresa) Scanlon of Oswego, Paul (Beth) Scanlon of FL, Katrina (Gary) Ludwigsen of Oswego, Alice (Tom) Benjamin of Oswego, Patty (Fred) Sweeney of PA, and brother-in-law Gary (Mary) Poprawski, and sisters-in-law Cindy (Richard) Hughes, Pam (Kenny) Poprawski, several nieces, and nephews. Marie enjoyed being outdoors especially camping and spending time with her family and friends.

Friends may call on Sunday, December 21st, from 3pm-6pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Rt. 15 and 20A Livonia, NY, where services will be held on Monday at 10am. Burial will be Richmond Center Cemetery Honeoye, NY. Marie’s arrangements are in the care of her sister-in-law of the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Anthony C. Miceli

December 17, 2014
Anthony C. MiceliAnthony C. Miceli, 78; of Oswego, NY died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Oswego to the late Salvatore and Josephine (Gambino) Miceli. Mr. Miceli was retired from the Iron Workers Local #60 after 28 years of service. He also worked as a Real Estate Agent for 15 years with Century 21, Oswego. Mr. Miceli served for several years with the United States Army National Guard and United States Air National Guard. He was an avid volunteer serving as an usher, Eucharistic Minister and Past Trustee at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto. Mr. Miceli was a Minetto Cub Master for Boy Scouts of America PAC #819. He volunteered as a Bingo caller, and served as past president of the Dante Alighieri Club, Oswego. Mr. Miceli is survived by his wife of 56 years Catherine Miceli of Oswego, 3 children: Catherine (Charles) Reed of Hemlock, NY; James (Debra) Miceli of Hannibal, NY; and Jean Peterson of Bath, NY; 1 sister Nicasia “Gussie” Cerklewich of Oswego, 6 grandchildren: Justin, Michael, Amanda, Angela, Alicia and Anthony and 6 great grandchildren: Ashley, Landon, Mathias, Trenton, Olivia, and Charlotte and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 9:00 AM Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church where Rev. Smegelsky will celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego, NY. Calling hours will be held 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. Donations may be made in honor of Mr. Miceli to the Human Concerns Center, 85 East 4th St. Oswego, NY 13126.

John L. Gioia

December 16, 2014
John L. Gioia, 62; of Oswego died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Oswego to the late Philip and Hazel (Ritchie) Gioia. Mr. Gioia was a lifetime resident of Oswego. He was past employed with the Oswego City School District as a Bus Driver. Mr. Gioia was also a former member of the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department. He was pre-deceased by his brother Philip Gioia and granddaughter Holly Gioia. Mr. Gioia is survived by his wife of 37 years Grace Gioia of Oswego, 4 children: Shannon Gioia of Oswego, John L. Gioia II of Oswego, Elery (Alicia) Gioia of Redfield, NY; and Timothy Gioia of Oswego, his sister Margaret (Bradford) Beers of Oswego, 8 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Inc., 147 W. 4nd St. Oswego has care of the arrangements.

Judy E. Catalone

December 16, 2014
Judy E. CataloneJudy E. Catalone, 71, of Fulton died Tuesday December 16, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse. Mrs. Catalone was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Harold and Frances (Caprin) Jessmore. Mrs. Catalone was a former lunchroom monitor for the Fulton City School District. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters Court Pere LeMoyne. Mrs. Catalone was predeceased by her husband Joseph Catalone in 2012. She is survived by her children Rhonda Pierce of Fulton, Bruce Pierce Jr. of Hannibal, Kristi Catalone of Fulton, her siblings Harold (Rita) Jessmore of FL, Mary (James) Serino of Fulton, grandchildren Tyler, Kitty, Vharie, and great grandchild Alphia, along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:00 AM in Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Spring burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Friday 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton.

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