Donald F. Samson

June 16, 2020
Donald F. Samson, 86 of Volney, NY; passed away Tuesday morning at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Syracuse. Mr. Samson was born in Oswego, NY to the late Harold and Flora Samson. He remained a lifelong resident of Volney and was also a snowbird of Florida where he and his wife wintered for over 20 years. Mr. Samson was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Carpenter’s Local #747, Oswego after 25+ years of service. Mr. Samson was a horse racing fan and enjoyed playing pin pong, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and pool. He was also an avid reader. Mr. Samson was pre-deceased by his brothers: Neil and James Samson. He was survived by his wife of 38 years Almeda Samson of Volney, his children: Eric (Pam) Samson of TX, Teresa (Alan) Cady of Fulton, Ronnie Samson of ID, Terry (Chuck) VanBuren of Fulton, Dennis (Joann) Samson of Volney, Donna McKnight of TX, Kelly (Paul) Bristow of IA, Scott (Tracy) Samson of Oswego, Deana (Ian) Levine of Burnt Hills, NY; Karen (Mark) Zeske of TX, Kathleen Broderick of Red Creek, NY; Charles (Judy) Dillabough of TX, Raymond (Marsha) Dillabough of West Monroe, NY; siblings: Harold (Rose) Samson of CA, Ellen Woodruff of Volney, NY; Edna Taylor of AZ, Howard (Joan) Samson of Volney, Shirley (Rick) Samson of KS, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held privately at Oswegotown Rural Cemetery, Oswegotown, NY. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Christine Lynn Marie Smith

Christine Lynn Marie Smith 39, of Oswego died Thursday June 11, 2020 unexpectedly at the Oswego Hospital. Christine was an awesome mother, daughter, companion, friend, aunt and godmother. Christine enjoyed playing cards, and relaxing by coloring. She is survived by her children Logan, Kaylee of Camillus, Joey of Syracuse, and stepchildren Brittney, Dean, April, and Jacob all of Oswego. She is also survived by her siblings Lisa Perez of E. Syracuse, Stephanie & Karen Dice of Syracuse, Michael and Steven of Fulton, Regina & Terri Easley of Syracuse. Christine also leaves behind her life partner and forever love Richard Crandall Jr., of Oswego, adopted mother Lorrline Crandall of Oswego, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and her many godchildren. Please note that Facial masks and Hand Sanitizing will be required and please understand we are at 25% capacity and you will be invited in as others exit calling hours. The calling hours will be Monday June 22,.2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Peter T. DiPasquale

Peter T. DiPasquale, 94, of Plymouth Meeting, died on May 31, 2020 at Blue Bell Place. He was born in Oswego, NY on October 17, 1925 to the late Gaetano and Mary Louise (Gentile) DiPasquale. He was a graduate of Oswego High School and Rochester Business Institute. He relocated to Philadelphia in 1959 and graduated from LaSalle College before moving to Plymouth Meeting in 1968. Mr. DiPasquale was employed as a Finance Director for Unisys in Blue Bell, and later was Finance Director for Plymouth Township until retiring in 1988. He was a veteran of the US Navy during WWII. He served in the Pacific Theater including Pearl Harbor and was rank of Radioman Third Class. He received the American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, and Victory Medal. In his spare time, Peter enjoyed playing the saxophone, clarinet and violin for the Oswego City Band and several local dance bands in his early years. More recently, he enjoyed travel, especially cruises and attending summer concerts. Peter is survived by his close friend Diane Clemson, his daughter Ann Kathleen Fried (George), his sons Peter Stephen DiPasquale (Traci), Philip J. DiPasquale (Lynda), 7 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nephews Thomas Scott and William Russell, and a niece Mary Louise Cole. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna M. (Korajwo) DiPasquale, a son Mark DiPasquale, and sisters Rita A. Scott, Mary DiPasquale, Catherine Butler, and Helen Morgan. Due to the social distancing requirements from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral will be held privately, with a Funeral Mass at Epiphany of Our Lord Church and Interment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s name can be sent to Kindred Hospice, 1777 Sentry Parkway West, Ste. 110, Blue Bell, PA 19422. Condolences may be made at www.ciavarellifuneralhomes.com. Local arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Afton Louise Elhage

June 9, 2020
Afton Louise Elhage, 91; formerly of Fulton passed away June 9th at Advent Health Care Center, Zephyrhills, FL. She was born in LaBelle, Idaho to the late Arnold Alfonso and Cora Isabell (Hall) Bate. Mrs. Elhage grew up in Boise, Idaho and lived there until she married at 17 years old. She and her husband resided in Palermo, NY until 1987 and after his death she moved to Zephyrhills, FL to be closer to her family. Mrs. Elhage was a loving homemaker, who enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, and teaching her children simple yet useful tasks to make life a little bit easier. She was pre-deceased by her husband: Ferris Anton Elhage, their son Jeffrey Arnold Elhage, Grandson: Jeffrey Ferris, and 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Mrs. Elhage is survived by her children: Eileen (Raymond) Rice of Baldwinsville, NY; Steven (Joyce) Elhage of Bedford, VA; Roger (Cinde) Elhage of Bulls Gap, TN; Kathryn Godfrey of Phoenix, NY; and Nancy (Danny) Charles of Dade City, FL; siblings: Ralph (Ruby) Kangas of Donnelly, Idaho; over 40 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Elhage was buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with a private graveside service and committal rites that included her immediate family and was officiated by Rev. Jeff Hodge. The local arrangements were in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, NY.

Arthur C. Adkins

June 8, 2020
Arthur Adkins, 71; of Fulton passed away at his home Monday. He was born in Oswego, NY to the late
Arthur and Frances Ferraro Adkins. Mr. Adkins has been a longtime resident of Fulton. He was a graduate of SUNY Oswego with a bachelor’s degree. He retired from Nestles Chocolate & Confection Company Inc., Fulton where he worked as a Purchasing Manager. Mr. Adkins loved driving his 1987 Black Monte Carlo and spending time with his grandchildren which he considered to be his lifeline. He also enjoyed fishing with his grandson and having p.j. parties with all his grandchildren at Grandpa and Grandma’s house. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Muriel Adkins of Fulton, their children: Christopher (Nicole) Adkins of Fulton and Jeffrey (Meegan) Adkins of Oswego, his sister Margaret “Peggy” (Jim Pryse) Laird of Scriba, NY; grandchildren: Spencer, Nina, Moira, Lucy, Ella and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Adkins was pre-deceased by his brother-in-law: William Laird. Funeral Service will be held Friday 9:30 AM at Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be held at 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. Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 401 N. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13203. Please note that Facial masks and Hand Sanitizing will be required and please understand we are at 25% capacity and you will be invited in as others exit calling hours. At this time reservation are not required for the funeral mass.

Mary Wallace

June 7, 2020
Mary Wallace, 90; of Fulton passed away early Sunday morning at Metro West Medical Center, MA. She was born in Fulton, NY to the late Phillip and Ida (Federici) Cafolla. Mrs. Wallace remained a lifetime resident of Fulton until moving to be closer to family in Massachusetts.
She was a proud graduate of St Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing and began a lifelong career in providing nursing care to many living in Fulton and all over Oswego County.
She retired from Sealright Co. (now Huhtamaki), Fulton where she worked as the First Aid Nurse for 20 years. Mrs. Wallace had previously been employed with A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton as a Registered Nurse. Just prior to her retirement she had worked for two years at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Retired Nurse’s Association, Fulton Women’s Club, Granby Seniors, and a past member of the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her devoted husband Adam Wallace in 2005, their infant daughter Mary Margaret Wallace in 1962 and her sister Albina Cary in 2014. Mrs. Wallace is survived by her beloved children: James (Jodie) Wallace of TX, Kathleen (Mirko) Antloga of OH, and Deborah (Tim) Moore of MA; her siblings Bruno Cafolla of Fulton; Joseph Cafolla of Liverpool, Rosalie Pierce of Webster, NY; and Peter Cafolla of North Carolina; six cherished grandchildren: Sarah (Antloga) Carl and Maria (Antloga) Parkinson, Zachary and Elisabeth Moore, Phillip and Michael Wallace; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be a Funeral service at the Holy Trinity Parish Church at 9:30 am on Saturday June 13, 2020 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Scardella. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held privately the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, NY. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Mary’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Face Masks and hand sanitizing are required at both the funeral home and church.

Richard George Sheldon

June 5, 2020
Richard George Sheldon, 90; of Fulton passed away peacefully Friday evening at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Sheldon was born to the late Edward and Margaret (Smith) Sheldon. He was raised in Oswego, NY and he has been currently living in Volney for over 20 years. Mr. Sheldon was a graduate of Oswego High School. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Sheldon was past employed with Nestles, Co., Fulton, and Alcan, Scriba in the maintenance departments. He enjoyed working with his hands, puttering around with a variety of crafts such as woodworking, macramé and more. Mr. Sheldon particularly loved to deer hunt and camp. Richard was pre-deceased by his first wife: Anne (Losurdo) Sheldon. He is survived by his wife of 23 years: Helen (Salvage Phillips) Sheldon of Fulton; his daughter: Gail (Theresa Keel) Sheldon of AL; grandchildren: David (Misty) Brown, and Cassandra Brindle; great grandchildren: Cameron, Grace and Brooklyn Brown; and several step-children and step grand and great grandchildren. Due to the national outbreak the family has chosen to have a private service at All Saints Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego, NY. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations may be made to the Hospice of Central NY, 990 7th North St., Liverpool, NY 13088 or Alzheimer’s Association of Central NY; 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

Katherine Sugar

Katherine Sugar 87, of Oswego died peacefully Sunday May 31, 2020 at her home surrounded by her children. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late John and Onofria Palmesono. Mrs. Sugar dedicated her life to being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed being with her family and friends. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. In her younger years she was a member of Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary and was chosen to be crowned during the “May Crowning” ceremony. In later years she was a member of the Golden Age Group. Mrs. Sugar was predeceased by her husband of 68 years Samuel Sugar in 2018. She is survived by her son Samuel Sugar of Oswego, her daughter Linda Sugar of Liverpool, her grandson Christopher Sugar of Oswego and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sugar was predeceased by her brother Angelo Palmesono, and her sisters Rose Pilotta, Josephine Sansone and Virginia Ross. Calling hours and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date, due to the pandemic. In memory of Katherine the family has requested donations can be given to Hospice of Oswego County and St. Jude Children Center. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Emily Miner

May 26, 2020

Emily Miner, 34; of Oswego passed away Monday at her home.  She was born in Syracuse, NY and she has been a longtime resident of Scriba, NY.  Emily enjoyed arts and crafts, hiking and participating in any activity that had to do with nature.  Emily is survived by her father Rick Razzone of Syracuse, her mother Penny Shultz of OH; 2 daughters:  Avangelina and Allianna; 6 siblings:  Olivia Brook, Nicole , Shelby Lanae, Noah Jacob, Zach Seth, Taylor Steven; and her maternal grandparents Tom and Charlene Powers.  Due to the national outbreak the family has chosen to have a private calling hour.  The family will have a Celebration of Life in the future so that family and friends may be included. Burial was held privately. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego has care of the arrangements.

Betty Ann Tanner Goodfellow Brown

Betty Ann Tanner Goodfellow Brown, died Thursday May 28, 2020 in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

Born July 9, 1932 in Oswego, NY, the daughter of the late Herbert and Alsada Tanner.

Betty was a resident of Oswego, Fulton, Pulaski and North Carolina. She has lived at St. Luke’s Heath Service in Oswego since December 2017.

She lived in Pulaski for over 40 years and was employed by P&C Grocers for 37 years, retiring in 2008.

Betty enjoyed sewing, crocheting and was an avid knitter since her teen years. Many friends and family members were blessed to receive beautiful knit sweaters, Afghans and Christmas stockings from her.

While living in Fulton she attended the Believer’s Chapel and was often “knitting for Jesus” as she called it, making blankets, scarves, mittens and hats for the needy.

Betty is predeceased by her first husband, Bruce Goodfellow and her second husband Robert Brown. She is survived by her daughter Kim (Mark) Keller of Norwood, NY, her sons Brian (Karen) Goodfellow of Georgia, and B. Jay (Marlene) Brown of North Carolina, along with five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and her brother Donald Tanner of Oswego.

Burial will be at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery.

Memorial Service will be held at Believer’s Chapel in Fulton, at a later date.

The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego is in care of the arrangements.