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Lawrence Croucher, plant pathologist and crop consultant


Lawrence F. Croucher, 63, of Oswego died Friday July 4, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Syracuse, the son of the late Leslie and Anna (Perry) Croucher.

Larry was a plant pathologist and crop consultant for Crop Production Services, of Sodus, NY.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Joyce Croucher of Oswego; children Benjamin (Melanie) Croucher of PA, Carrie Croucher of Boston Sean Croucher of HI; stepchildren Judith (Eric) Emerling of Springville, Tanya Kszystyniak of Ithaca, Joshua Kszystyniak of Syracuse; his brother, Thomas (Sonia) Croucher of Indiana; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday July 8 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were Monday July 7 at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Ian Stanbridge, worked at Anheuser Busch, volunteered for Boy Scouts, Little League


Ian P. Stanbridge, 61, of Phoenix, NY passed away at his home surrounded by family after battling a long illness.

Mr. Stanbridge was born to the late John and Olive “Joyce” (Jones) Stanbridge of Cheltenham, England. He has been a resident of the United States since 1976 and has been living in Phoenix, NY since 1977.

Mr. Stanbridge had served in the Territorial Army in England. He worked as a maintenance mechanic and machinist at Anheuser Busch, Baldwinsville, NY for 24 years.

Mr. Stanbridge was the founding member of the Baldwinsville Brewery Bicycling Club. He enjoyed being a past volunteer with Boy Scouts of America and the Phoenix Little League.

Mr. Stanbridge is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glenda Stanbridge of Phoenix, NY; children, Matthew (Jesse) Stanbridge of CA and Katherine (Matthew) Maine of Pennellville, NY; granddaughter Vivian Maine of Pennellville, NY; sisters and brother-in-laws, Jennifer Kinder, Gillian (Clive)  Berriman both of Cheltenham, England, and Debra (Martin) Jenkins of Staffordshire, England; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours.

The family has requested that donations may be made in honor of Ian to Rails to Trails Conservancy, The Duke Ellington Building, 2121 Ward Ct., NW 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or to All Saints Episcopal Church, 149 S. First St. Fulton, NY 13069.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.


Richard Barnes, long-time Fulton resident

Richard Barnes, 61, of Fulton, passed away Saturday July 5.

Born in Syracuse, he was a long time resident of the Fulton area.

Richard had worked at Radio Shack in Oswego.

He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Gloria Barnes.

Richard is survived by his wife Debbie and several other extended family members.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday July 10 at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Section 28 in Fulton.  There are no calling hours.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Foster Funeral Home in Fulton.

Maudie M. (Spady) Jacobs, Carrier Corp. retiree

 Maudie  M. (Spady) Jacobs, 74, of Phoenix, NY,
passed from this life, to life eternal on Saturday
July 5, 2014 after a long illness.
Born in Northhampton, VA to her late parents,
Maudie M.(Whitman) and William T. Spady on
April 6, 1940.
 She graduated Northhampton High School, class
of 1958.  Maudie was a 23-year employee of Carrier
Corp., Syracuse, retiring in 2000. She was a member of
Carrier Retirees Association.
She was predeceased by her son, Gregory James Jacobs on
May 13, 1986; and brothers and sisters.
She leaves one surviving son, George Robert Jacobs,
Jr.; very dearest friends Ron and Mary Smith of Phoenix,
and Lori and Rick Matot of Phoenix; one sister, Ruth
Gladys (William) Smith of Richmond, VA.; many nieces, nephews
and cousins.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday July 9 at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, followed by a 3 p.m. funeral service, at 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.
 Burial will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St..
Contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.