Jeffery Gorton

January 16, 2016
Jeffery GortonJeffery Gorton, 76; of Fulton passed away Saturday at Oswego Hospital. He was born in Fulton to the late Philip and Agnes (Plumber) Gorton. Mr. Gorton remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. He was a graduate of Fulton High School, where he was a Varsity Letterman in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Mr. Gorton received a scholarship to play Football at Ithaca College. He transferred home to Oswego State University when his Dad passed. He was a team member of the Oswego State University 1960 Division III Championship Basketball Team. Mr. Gorton graduated Oswego State University of NY with both a Bachelor and Master Degree and then he continued his studies and received a Certificate of Administration. He later retired from the Education System after working as a History Teacher and Vice Principal for Emerson J. Dillon Middle School, Phoenix School District, Phoenix NY, and Principal with Pennellville School District and Elm Street School, Phoenix, NY. Mr. Gorton was also a past Athletic Director at the Fulton YMCA. He was pre-deceased by his wife Helaine Gorton in June 2013. Mr. Gorton is survived by his 3 children: Michael Gorton of Fulton, David (Kim) Gorton of Volney, and Christopher (Lauren) Gorton of Longwood, FL, 2 sisters: Rosemary Scott, Glenda (Joe) Abbate both of Fulton, 2 grandchildren: Hunter Gorton of CA, Tanner (Kassidy) Gorton of Fulton, great grandchild Briella Gorton and several nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Arrangements are in the care of Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton. Contributions may be made to the Fulton Knee High Basketball C/O Shawn Broderick, Fulton War Memorial, 609 W. Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069.

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  1. I forward my deep regrets and heartfelt condolences to Jeff’s family. I am an old friend who has known and stayed in touch with Jeff for at least 72 of his 76 years. I was born in Fulton in 1940 but moved away when I was six years old. I am 75 now but I still have close family there. My Aunt Marilyn Datz informed me of the sad news last week. As a kid I always visited my grandparents in the summer.Jeff was one of the first old friends I would call when returning to my old hometown. One summer Jeff returned home with us for a week at our home in Canton NY. He got a little homesick at first but we had a great time and we often laughed about it as adults. Rosemary will remember who I am. I also met one of Jeff’s sons who was staying with him in the recent past. Jeff came very far and accomplished much of his life. It was my good fortune to have shared our infrequent but long term friendship for most all of our lives. God bless him.
    In Sympathy, . . . . Michael McKenney

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