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Pictured are Joe Hegadorn, Catherine Tesoriero, and Mae DeCastro at Bishop’s Commons twelve year anniversary luncheon. All three seniors have enjoyed living at the Enriched Living Residence for several years.

Bishops’s Commons celebrates 12th anniversary

Pictured are Joe Hegadorn, Catherine Tesoriero, and Mae DeCastro at Bishop’s Commons twelve year anniversary luncheon. All three seniors have enjoyed living at the Enriched Living Residence for several years.

Twelve years ago Bishop’s Commons opened it’s doors to just a few seniors who opted for the new lifestyle that was described as
“the comforts of home without the worries.”

Since March of 2000, over 300 seniors have been served at the Enriched Living Residence while remaining active and independent.

A special Anniversary luncheon was held recently to commemorate the twelve year anniversary where Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen thanked Residents for choosing Oswego, “Thank you for staying in Oswego, and making Oswego your home,” Gillen noted to a full dining room of Residents.

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Edward Reich, Navy veteran

Edward O. Reich, 89, of Fulton, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at The Manor at Seneca Hill in Volney.

Born in Manhattan, he was a 60-year resident of Fulton. Mr. Reich retired from Sealright Corporation in Fulton after many years as an accountant. He was a Navy veteran serving on the U.S.S. Langley.

He was an avid New York Giants and New York Yankees fan. He loved music and movies.

He was predeceased by his wife, Doris M. Reich, who died Dec. 9, 2011.

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Timothy Cook, Phoenix graduate

Timothy Cook, 53, of Tampa, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at Life Path Hospice.

He was born March 8, 1958, the son of Patricia (Dight) Cook Rill and the late John J. Cook.

He was a 1976 graduate from Phoenix. He earned a degree in economics from SUNY Potsdam in 1980.

He spent 17 years at Newfane Lumber Co., Lockport; later management positions elswhere.  Besides his father, he is also predeceased by his step-father, Paul W. Rill in 2011.

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Roderick Marsh, Purple Heart recipient

Roderick Marsh, 87, of Fulton, died Friday, April 13, 2012 at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Watertown to the late Fredrick E. and Margaret D. Marsh he was a longtime resident of the Fulton area. He retired from NY Central Railroad where he was a brakeman and conductor.

An Army veteran serving in World War II, he was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium and had received the Purple Heart for his injuries.

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Rose Antone, certified nurse’s aide

Rose M. Antone, 73, of Fulton, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Fulton she was a life resident. She had worked as a certified nurse’s aide at Kalet’s Nursing Home in Syracuse. She loved to watch TV especially the SyFy Channel.

She was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Watts.

Surviving are two daughters, Judith Marshall and Susan Bean both of Fulton; a son, Douglas D. Marshall, Jr. of Syracuse; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ethel Jackson, Dorothy Streevers and Carol Keenen; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and service were held Monday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Chamber of commerce opens new office in downtown Fulton

by Andrew Henderson

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce recently opened a new office in the City of Fulton.

Located at 12 Canal View Mall, the office offers a more visible appearance within the community, said chamber Executive Director Beth Hilton.

“The new office allows us to provide expanded and enhanced services to the Fulton community,” said Hilton. “It will include visitors/tourist information as well as meeting space for the chamber’s many Fulton-based committees, such as Project Bloom-Fulton, the Greater Fulton Business Committee, and Jazz Festival.”

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