Category Archives: Obituaries

Genevieve Runeare, Fulton resident

Genevieve Runeare, 97, of Fulton died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at Oswego Hospital, Oswego.

She was born in Fulton to the late Louis and Anna (Bevacqua) Rotella. She remained a life resident of Fulton and spent considerable time visiting her sons in Santa Cruz, Calif. Mrs. Runeare was past employed with the Fulton Consolidated School District Lunch Program.

She was a past member of the Holy Family Altar Rosary, Fulton Women’s Club, and past president of the Holy Family Golden Agers.

She was a longtime member of the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Catholic Daughters Court Pere LeMoyne.

She made dozens of trips to California over the years and formed relationships on both coasts.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Carcido Runeare, who died in 1982.

She is survived by six children,  Joseph Runeare, Louis Runeare, Larry (Colleen) Runeare, and Michael (Linda) Runeare, all of California, Kathleen (Walter) Lotz of Florida, and Christine (Christopher Shue) Runeare of Fulton; 10 grandchildren, Jamie, William, Tracey, Matthew, Gina, Maggie, Gabrielle, Nicholas, Sebastian, and Maxwell; and several great grandchildren nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday in Sugar Funeral Home and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Minetto where a mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Robert Stephenson. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were held Sunday at the funeral home in Fulton.

Anthony Reisman, former Fulton resident

Anthony Reisman, a resident of New York City who was raised in Fulton, died Sept. 21, 2012 due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Mr. Reisman was associate executive director for the Child Center of New York.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held Friday Oct. 5 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 463 S. Seventh St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to The Child Center of New York, 60-02 Queens Boulevard, Woodside, NY  11377.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, has charge of arrangements.

Bruce Ludington, Army veteran

Bruce Ludington of Freedom, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

He was born April 9, 1927 in Oswego, the son of the late Gertrude and Kirk Ludington. He attended Clarkson College of Technology. During his sophomore year, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany at the end of World War II.

He returned to his studies and graduated with a dual degree in mechanical and industrial engineering. He then went to work as a mechanical engineer for Alcoa in Massena, where he met and married Teresa Palmer of Massena. He transferred to Pittsburgh in 1961 when he joined the company’s Industrial Relations Department in a management role. He retired Feb. 1, 1993 after 41 years of service. He traveled extensively across the United States and around the world during his career.

As a young man, he was an accomplished trumpet player and formed a band that played in clubs in northern New York State. He was an avid reader with a strong interest in science, aviation and space exploration. He also enjoyed playing golf and bridge with his wife and friends. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church (North Hills).

He was the husband of nearly 58 years to Teresa; father of Bruce (Annette) of Idaho, Kirk (Lori) of Michigan, Leslie Deshaies (Mike) of Delaware, and Courtney Hetzler (Doug) of Mars, Pa; grandfather to 10 grandchildren, Brad, Nicole, Mike, Karl, Marisa, Kevin, Ryan, Cole, Cade, and Carsyn; one great-grandchild, Brayden; and several nephews and nieces.

He is also survived by his sister, Patricia Travis-Doull (Jerry) of Gloversville, N.Y. and sister-in-law, Eleanor Cole of Massena.

He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Ronald Cole, and sister-in-law Carmen Gagner.

A funeral service was held at the Christ Episcopal Church (North Hills), Pittsburgh.

John Barnard Jr., World War II veteran

John D. Barnard Jr. died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 surrounded by his family.

Born April 9, 1926, he served in the United State Army 11th airborne as a paratrooper in World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene; his daughter, Suzanne; sons, John, Kevin and Peter; six grandchildren, Caitlin, Andy, Kiely, Mark, Kari, and Steven; one great-granddaughter Zayley; and his brother, Robert.

Funeral services and burial in Clarerack Cemetery will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

John Isham, Marine veteran

John  J. Isham, 88, a life-long resident of Oswego County, died recently after a short illness.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edna (Timerson) Isham and Harry Isham.

Surviving are his siblings, Fern Isham, Barbara (Robert) Hanley of Syracuse, and Richard Isham of Lockport; and several nieces and nephews.

He served honorably with the United States Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

He enjoyed his retirement years after working decades for O.M. Edwards, Inc. in its shipping department on Solar Street, Syracuse.

He enjoyed going to Fair Haven Beach, taking long walks, and reading newspapers. He was a sports enthusiast, particularly the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

A calling hour and service were held Saturday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. Burial was in Martville Cemetery, Sterling.

F. Irene Blake, born in Fulton

F. Irene Blake, 86, of LeRoy and formerly of Palm Coast, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Blake was born December 19, 1925 in Fulton, a daughter of the late David and Elizabeth (Howard) Griffiths.

She had recently relocated to LeRoy from her home of 24 years in Palm Coast, Fla. She was a faithful member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Palm Coast. She loved to play cards and bake.She was a former member of the Cosmopolitan Club in Allentown, Pa.

Mrs. Blake enjoyed singing, and was a member of several church choirs over the years. She also greatly enjoyed entertaining people for dinner.

She was the wife of the late Donald J. Blake, who died in 1996. They spent 51 years together.

In addition she was predeceased byher brother, John (late Mary) Griffiths, and sisters, Marie Drake and Jean (late Richard) Oberg.

She is survived by her sons, Douglas (Grace) Blake of Kingwood, Texas and David (Donna) Blake of Stafford; grandchildren, Brendan (Shauna) Blake of Byron, Karen Blake and Kathryn (Scott) Chapman, both of Texas; a brother-in-law, Edward Drake of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive North, Palm Coast, Fl, 32137.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

Robert LaRose, owned Shorelines

Robert LaRose, 57, died Sept. 14, 2012 at his home in Phoenix.

He was born in Lowvilleto Dr. John and Helen LaRose.  He previously co-owned and operated Shorelines, Fulton.

Mr. LaRose loved the water and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a NASCAR and professional sports fan. He liked to attend an occasional Buffalo Bills Football game.

Mr. LaRose was pre-deceased by his father,Dr. John LaRose.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Sharon Utick Ouderkirk of Phoenix; his mother, Helen LaRose of Arizona; two stepsons, Leonard Ouderkirk III of Fulton and Michael Ouderkirk of Fulton; two siblings, Richard LaRose of Arizona and Wendy LaRose; and one niece and one nephew.

There are no funeral services.  Burial will be private.  Sugar Funeral Home,Fulton have care of the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Dept., Main St. Phoenix, NY 13135, or the Oswego County Humane Society 265 W. 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Ethel Donnelly, Avid gardener

Ethel “Sally” Donnelly, 99, of Fulton and formerly of Oxbow Lake in the Adirondacks, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Auburn Nursing Home.

She retired from Bristol Laboratories in Syracuse after 15 years. She was an avid gardener.

She was predeceased by her husband, Prentice Donnelly; daughter, Verne D. Gould; and by several siblings.

Surviving are three sons, Glenn, Dudley and Prentice; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. There were no calling hours. Burial was in Jacksonville Cemetery.