The Thomas G. Cantine Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established after the untimely death of Thomas G. Cantine Jr, who was an active amateur radio operator for over 50 years. Obtaining his license at the age of 13 in 1957, he held the call sign: W2TQF.
Cantine’s hobby of amateur radio led to a career as a sales engineer and engineering consultant. He taught amateur radio classes, was a volunteer examiner, active in ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) and was a charter member of the Fulton Amateur Radio Club and served as the president of the radio club for several terms.
This scholarship has been set up in memory of Tom and his passion for amateur radio.
Walter “Walt” J. Hubbard, 91, of Hannibal died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton. Born in Fulton, he was a life resident of Hannibal.
In 1983, he retired from General Electric in Liverpool after 32 years as a maintenance mechanic. He was a member of the Hannibal Community Church where he served as trustee and custodian for many years.
Mr. Hubbard had delivered Meals-on-Wheels in the Hannibal area. In October of 1964, he joined Hannibal Volunteer Fire Company and in March of 2008 became an Honorary Member.
Dorothy L. Dunbar, 79, of Rochester, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at home. Born in Oswego, she had recently moved to Rochester four months ago.
Mrs. Dunbar and her late husband Leon travelled extensively for 25 years, living in such countries as Morocco, Spain and Taiwan, as well as many states including Maine, Michigan, Washington, Colorado, Texas and Long Island, NY before returning to the Hannibal area in the early 70’s.
She later retired from Birdseye Foods in Fulton.
She is predeceased by her husband, Leon A. Dunbar. Surviving are her son, Tom Dunbar of Rochester; a sister, Gwendolyn Adams of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours and services were held March 19 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.
Anderson David Monty, 83, of Fulton, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Syracuse.
Mr. Monty was born in Mariah, N.Y. to the late Anderson J. and Mildred (LaRock) Monty. He has been a resident of Fulton since 2000. Mr. Monty retired from OCRA, Onondaga County after 11 years of service.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Florence Monty, who died in October 2009, and his sons, Michael Monty in September 2009 and Richard Monty in April 1984.
SUNY Oswego theatre students and community members will model popular fashions through the decades — starting with the 1860s — in a sesquicentennial event titled “A Fashionable High Tea” Saturday, March 24.
The ticketed public event, celebrating the 1861 founding of the Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School, forerunner of what is now known as SUNY Oswego, will feature music and fashion of selected eras at 2 p.m. in Sheldon Hall ballroom.
I write this week’s column from the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, two hours by air from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. I’m sure like I did, you have a picture of PR as a sun-drenched island full of swaying palm trees, tourists and lots of poverty – some might even call it ‘backwards.” Let me try and burst that misconception!
So far I have visited several neat places and more are anticipated but I wanted to share some general info about Puerto Rico – and save those experiences for later!
Puerto Rico and the United States have a unique relationship. Puerto Rico is not a state, yet it has United States Post Offices and even a U.S. National Park. How can that be?…I just knew you’d ask!