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Gladys Rappleye

Oswego woman celebrates 100th birthday

Gladys Rappleye

Over 100 family and friends gathered together to celebrate the 100th birthday of Gladys Rappleye Sunday Aug. 5 at the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department Hall. Rappleye was born in the town of Palermo August 4, 1912 to Carl and Edna Snyder. She has resided in Oswego most of her life.

Mrs. Rappleye was the first recording secretary for the Scriba Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary, where she is still a member. She is a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and a member of The DAR. She is an active member of the First United Methodist Church.

Gladys retired from Frank G. Wells men’s clothing store after 33 years as a secretary. She resides in Oswego with her husband Stewart, where she enjoys quilting, eating at restaurants, spending time with her family and fascinating them with stories of her life.

Family members from all over New York State, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Oregon, New Hampshire, Texas, and Michigan joined her in the celebration of her century long life.

In addition to the many well wishes she received from family and friends, Mrs. Rappleye also received birthday wishes from President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Patty Ritchie and Willard Scott.

Bill and Pat Sawyer of Phoenix and originally from Fulton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 2. Their children sent them on a second honeymoon.

Phoenix couple celebrate 50 years together

Bill and Pat Sawyer of Phoenix and originally from Fulton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 2. Their children sent them on a second honeymoon.

Lindalee, David, and Dennis Sawyer announced the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents, Bill and Pat Sawyer of Phoenix and originally from Fulton. Swayer is the son of Ben and Margaret Sawyer while Mrs. Sawyer is the daughter of Roger and Betty Marra. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 2.

There was an anniversary party in their honor at The Oasis at Thunder Island June 17th with family members, high school friends and close friends.

They met each other at Phillips Street School and were sweethearts all through high school at Oswego Catholic High. They graduated in 1960.

They were married at Holy Family Church June 2, 1962. He retired from the New York Army National Guard with 34 years of service, while she retired from Marine Midland bank.

They have two daughters-in-law, Cheryl and Jennifer, and two granddaughters, Alaina and Elizabeth.

They enjoy their house on the Oswego River also well as going to Florida during the winter.

Their children sent them on a second honeymoon, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

JustineAndCarlNyen

Fulton couple married in Liverpool

Justine Mae Vehrs and Carl Richard Nylen, both of Fulton, were joined in marriage Friday, July 15, 2011.

The Rev. Doctor Russell Hall officiated the double-ring ceremony at Liverpool First United Methodist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Renae Vehrs of Fulton and William Vehrs, of Midlothian, Va. She was given in marriage by her father and her mother.

The groom is the son of Barbara Nylen of Central Square and Clarence Nylen of Fulton.

Maid of hon or was Jennica Vehrs, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Kristin Nylen, sister of the groom, and junior bridesmaids were MaKenna Cealie and Shaylee Cealie, cousins of the bride.

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, From left are daughter-in-law Lyn Cornell, Anthony Cornell and his daughter, Joyce Murphy. Standing from the left are son Ron Cornell, godson Anthony Roe, and Tom Weatherup, a family friend.

Manor resident celebrates 101st birthday

From left are daughter-in-law Lyn Cornell, Anthony Cornell and his daughter, Joyce Murphy. Standing from the left are son Ron Cornell, godson Anthony Roe, and Tom Weatherup, a family friend.

With a special party that included family members and fellow residents of The Manor at Seneca Hill, Anthony (Tony) Cornell celebrated his 101st birthday Feb. 22.

Cornell was a well known resident of the Hastings/Parish area where he owned Cornell’s Garage, located on County Route 38 in Hastings.

In addition to owning a local business, he was active in the community. He was one of the original members of the Hastings Volunteer Fire Department, which was founded in 1953.

He served as fire chief for many years, and was an active member for nearly 58 years.

Lyndsay Frank

Oswego Industries, Inc. and ARC hire Director of Communications

Lyndsay Frank

Oswego Industries, Inc. and its sister agency ARC of Oswego County have announced the hire of Lyndsay Frank as Director of Communications and Community Relations for the organization. In her position, Frank is responsible for fundraising, donor relations, communications, special events, public awareness and media relations for both organizations.

Frank comes to Oswego Industries, Inc. from Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania, a dropout prevention organization, where she served as Executive Director of the Capital Region affiliate based in Harrisburg. Prior to that, she worked in the public relations division in the Harrisburg office of Tierney, a full-service agency, based in Philadelphia, where she worked on a variety of clients including Verizon Wireless, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, FELD Entertainment, Jack Welch MBA program and the ACES Train, to name a few. Frank received her Bachelor’s Degree from Pennsylvania State University and currently resides in Fulton.