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William Hamilton Sr., farmer, truck driver for OCO

William Hamilton, Sr., 83, of Pennellville died Tuesday June 10 at home.

He was born in Syracuse, NY and was a lifetime resident of Volney until 2010 when he moved to Pennellville.

As a child he grew up on a farm and later in life he continued to work in farming, and silo construction. Mr. Hamilton was past employed as a truck driver and he retired from OCO, Fulton where he worked as a bus driver and aide for 25 years.

He was a past member of the Fulton Moose Lodge and he enjoyed bowling at the Fulton Recreation Club and Lakeview Lanes.

Mr. Hamilton was pre-deceased by his granddaughter Tabitha.

He is survived by his six children:  Cheryl Hamilton of Pennellville, William Hamilton Jr., of Fulton, Michele Bradley of Fulton, Theresa Akarpinar of Granby, Eric Hamilton of Hannibal, Joanne Taylor of Granby; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Burial will be held privately. Calling hours were Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton.

Margaret Beckwith, spring burial

Margaret Beckwith, 79, of Fulton will be buried at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, June 21,  in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with the Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating.

Following the burial, a celebration of Mrs. Beckwith’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21st at the Oasis at Thunder Island, Fulton.

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

Fulton Noon Rotary honors students

Each month, the Fulton Noon Rotary Club invites two senior honor students from G. Ray Bodley High School to share lunch and the students receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Rotarians. The students discuss their high school careers and their future plans. The students were introduced by Judy Young, center, club chairperson for Youth Activities. Courtney DeLong, left, will graduate ninth in her class, attend SUNY Oswego and major in wellness education. Her career goal is to be a health educator. DeLong has volunteered in numerous church and community activities and enjoys teaching and performing for her dance studio. Alissa Robinson, right, has taken several Advanced Placement courses and enjoyed her time as a cheerleader. Robinson plans on attending the joint nursing program at Le Moyne College and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, both in Syracuse.
Each month, the Fulton Noon Rotary Club invites two senior honor students from G. Ray Bodley High School to share lunch and the students receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Rotarians. The students discuss their high school careers and their future plans. The students were introduced by Judy Young, center, club chairperson for Youth Activities. Courtney DeLong, left, will graduate ninth in her class, attend SUNY Oswego and major in wellness education. Her career goal is to be a health educator. DeLong has volunteered in numerous church and community activities and enjoys teaching and performing for her dance studio. Alissa Robinson, right, has taken several Advanced Placement courses and enjoyed her time as a cheerleader. Robinson plans on attending the joint nursing program at Le Moyne College and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, both in Syracuse.

Herbert “Butch” Kelly Jr., maintenance supervisor at Interface, National Guard member, NASCAR enthusiast

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Herbert “Butch” Kelly, Jr., 64, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 16 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse after a brief illness.

He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, class of 1969.

Butch recently retired from Interface Solutions in Fulton as a maintenance supervisor after 42 years. He served with the Army National Guard of New York from 1970 to 1976. Continue reading

Auditions begin this week for Romeo and Juliet at CNY Arts Center

Auditions for CNY Arts Center production of “Romeo and Juliet” are set for this Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at its theatre located at 357 State St. in the Methodist Church.

Enter through the Park Street entrance.

Rehearsals will begin immediately Tuesday, June 24.  Actors are asked to prepare four lines of Shakespeare for auditions. The show will run mid-August. Exact dates will be announced soon.

“Doing Shakespeare is a departure from what we’ve done so far,” said Nancy Fox, producer, “and few other local theatre companies in Oswego County have done it. It’s a response to interest among local actors who want something they can really challenge themselves with and we’re open to exploring the idea.”

“It’s also a familiar title and who doesn’t know the story? It will be a classic retelling of the tragic love story and a new theater experience for many.”

Information is available on the website at www.CNYArtsCenter.com or email your questions to CNYArtsCenters@gmail.com.