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Saturday is Mayberry Day in Fulton

Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward met recently with the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Fulton Project Bloom committee to proclaim today, May 4, 2013 Mayberry Day in the City of Fulton.

Mayberry Day is a beautification project to clean up sand, salt and debris in the city after a long winter.

Local businesses as well as organizations, student groups and private citizens have all participated in this clean-up.

Groups or individuals interested in participating may call Joann at the Fulton Department of Parks and Recreation at 598-3593 to “register” themselves or their group and they will be assigned an area to work or you may request an area.

This helps insure that all area’s needing assistance will be attended to, plus it will provide a meeting spot for clean up and supplies.

Clean up begins today, May 4 at 8 a.m. and ends approximately at noon. A representative from each team can pick up supplies at the chamber office at 12 Canalview Mall, starting at 7:30 a.m. Trash bags will be supplied, with a limited number of safety vests and gloves available. Gloves and brightly colored clothing are recommended.

More information is available by contacting the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681.

Marian Fanning, retired teacher

OBITS-FanningMarianMarian Hudson Fanning, 90, of Volney, died Monday, April 29, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

A native of Granby, she lived in the Volney and Fulton areas most of her life. She graduated in 1944 from Oswego Normal School where she received her teaching certificate. She taught kindergarten at Port Byron Elementary School in Port Byron and concluded her 34 year teaching career at Moses DeWitt Elementary School in DeWitt.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fulton, Kayendatsyona Chapter of D.A.R., Fulton Women’s Club, A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where she volunteered in the snack bar for many years, various bridge clubs, N.Y.S. Retired Teachers Association and Oswego State Alumni Association.

She enjoyed playing golf, starting at the age of 65, and was a member of various golf leagues and was an avid bridge player.

She traveled to Ireland and Switzerland and resided in Bonita Beach, Fla. during the winter months.

She was predeceased by her twin brother, Daniel Hudson; brother, Verner Hudson; sister, Sally Wilcox; and sister-in-law, Jean MacDougall.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Fay Fanning of Volney; children, Fred (Elaine) Fanning of Northampton, Mass. and Mary Ellen (Bob) Guyette of Volney; grandchildren, Kelly and Carson Fanning, Amy (Phil) Ilardi and Scott and Jeffrey Guyette; great-grandson, Colton Ilardi; siblings, Harriet Rowell of Westdale and Henry (Beverly) Hudson of Granby; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with services immediately following. Rev. Mark Kimpland will officiate.

Contributions may be made to The Kara Fund, 5827 Augsburg Circle, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

William Raymond II, U.S. Army veteran

William B. Raymond II, 55, of Phoenix, died at home Saturday, April 27, 2013.

He was born in Syracuse to the late William B. and Barbara (Kilbourne) Raymond I. He has been a resident of Phoenix since 1996. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1974 to 1975.

Mr. Raymond worked as a presser for the Tailor Division for Pietrafesa, Co., Liverpool.  He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR. He was an avid reader of newspapers.

He was pre-deceased by his brother, Joseph Strunk.

Mr. Raymond is survived by his wife of 33 years, Anita Raymond of Phoenix; children, William B. (Ashley) Raymond III of Fulton, and Nichole (Dan) Gibides of Fulton; six siblings, Barbara Painter of Tennessee, Theresa Strunk of Tennessee, Amy Brown of Tennessee, Michael Strunk of Tennessee, Timothy Strunk of Flroida, and John Strunk of Indiana; two grandchildren,  Jayce Dena Gibides and Damien Cage Raymond; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Samuel Giambo, Army veteran

OBITS-GiamboSamuelSamuel J. Giambo, 80, of Oswego, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 after a sudden illness while on vacation.

He was born and raised in Oswego, the son of the late Anthony and Virginia (Amedio) Giambo. He remained a lifelong resident of Oswego. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church and a member of the American Legion and the Dante Alighieri Lodge, Oswego.

He served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1962.

He worked at Miller Brewery in Fulton from the time the plant opened until its closure in 1994. After retirement, he relished in the warmth and sunshine of Florida winters. When spring arrived, he returned to Oswego where he would often spend the afternoons gardening.

As the child of Sicilian immigrants, he carried on the wine-making tradition passed down to him by his father. He and Anthony Mesiano spent many hours tending to their small vineyard.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Giambo, in 1999; son Thomas; and grandson Philip.

He is survived by his children, William (Irene) Giambo of Hudson, Fla., Cindy Giambo and partner, Cynthia Lyons-Brush of Atlanta, Ga., and Suzanne (Kevin) Watts of Oswego; his grandchildren, Stephanie Mandurano of Oswego, Steven Mandurano of Seattle, Wash., Karl Giambo of Hudson, Fla.; and Brittany Watts of Oswego; two great-grandchildren; and his companion of 12 years, Emma Jean VanDusen.

A memorial service was held Monday in St. Joseph Church, Oswego. Burial was in All Saints Mausoleum.

Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Marjorie Phelps, worked at Birds Eye

Marjorie Crouch Phelps, 82, of Fulton, died Monday, April 29, 2013 at home following a long battle with cancer.

Born April 1, 1931 in Volney to the late Hulbert and Sara Crouch, she lived over 40 years in Fulton and worked in packaging at Birds Eye Foods of Fulton for many years.

Surviving are her children, David and Rory Jones of Michigan, Debra Jones of Tennessee, Lorrie Wordan of Martville, Diane “Dee” Sabin of Central Square, Wendy Kolb of Albany, and William Sabin of Fulton; her brother, Lee Crouch of Oswego; her sister, Beverly Babcock of Albuquerque, N.M.; and several grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at her home, 79 Patrick Circle, Fulton.  There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visit www.traubfh.com for the On-Line Guest Book.

Clyde Osborne, life resident of Fulton

Clyde H. Osborne, 65, of Fulton died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Fulton to the late Homer and Cassie (Ives) Osborne.  Mr. Osborne was a lifetime resident of Fulton. He worked as a meat cutter with Ives Meat Market, Volney; and he was the Meat Room Manager at Tops, Fulton for several years.

Mr. Osborne later retired from the Town of Volney Highway Department. He enjoyed watching car racing.

Mr. Osborne was pre-deceased by his siblings, Bruce and Lois.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Kathleen Osborne of Fulton; four children, Shawn and Wesley of Fulton, Todd of Liverpool, and Debra (Shelly King) Dixon of Durhamville, N.Y.; siblings, Vance (Evelyn) Osborne of Baldwinsville and Ellen Allen of Phoenix; five grandchildren,  Jacob Osborn, Karlee (Taylor) Nichols, Nicholas Osborn, Cassie Osborne, and Isabella Osborne; one great-grandchild, Harper Nichols; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Volney, with Rev. David Grey officiating.  Burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Dale Borst, Scriba resident

Dale V. Borst, 51, of Scriba, died unexpectedly Monday, April 15, 2013.

He was born in Binghamton and resided in Scriba for the last several years.

He was predeceased by his one and only love, Marlene and by his mother, Vandra Haman.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Henry and Carol Borst of Johnson, Vt.; two brothers, Brian Borst of Nashville, Tenn. and Michael Borst of Endicott.

There are no calling hours or funeral services.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Barbara Sitzer, worked at Nestle

OBITS-SitzerBarbaraBarbara J. Lagoe Sitzer, 78, of Sterling, died peacefully Tuesday, April 23, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and extended family.

A native of Oswego, she lived in the Oswego and Sterling areas most of her life. Barbara had worked at Nestle Company in Fulton for 25 years, Mirabito’s Big M Supermarket in Hannibal, General Electric Company and Sterling Canning Factory.

She was a member of Sterling Senior Citizens and enjoyed golfing, bowling, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard A. Sitzer Jr. in 1996, and sister, Connie Foster.

Surviving are her children, Barbara “Cindy” (Robert) Deming of Oswego, Karen (Richard) Walker of Pulaski, Richard A. Sitzer III of Oswego and Mary (Edward) Flynn of Fulton; siblings, Richard (Kaye) Lagoe of Scriba, Ruth Fellows, Betty (Bill) Farnham and Kathy (David) Fellows, all of Oswego; many nieces, nephews and extended family including, Shirley and Kevin Lamie and family, Joey Taylor and family, Jean Flynn and family, RaeDee Kelley, Amberanne James and Henrietta Wood.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 29 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal with services immediately following.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.