Robert Somers Sr., Korean War veteran

Robert “Bob” Somers Sr., 80,    of Fulton, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Fulton 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 Fulton police officer.  He later retired from Container Corporation of America, Fulton after more than years of service. He was a past member of the Fulton Board of Education and he was a former Fulton First 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, a brother, Joseph Somers of Fulton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13 in Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton with Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be conducted Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.  at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S.,  Fulton.

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