Category Archives: Obituaries

Harry Bickford Sr., Worked at Nestle

Harry L. Bickford Sr., 61, of Hannibal, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.

He had worked at Nestle Company in Fulton for over 30 years. He had served in Army from 1977 to 1979.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. He was a devoted New York Yankees fan and never missed watching a game. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Vina Bickford.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, the former Betty Abbott; children, Jeff (Melissa) Bickford of North Carolina, Harry (Andrea) Bickford, Jr. of Hannibal, Tammy Elliot of North Carolina, and Betty Bickford of Hannibal; brothers, Vern (Cindy) Bickford of Fulton and Charles (Peggy) Bickford of Palermo; a sister, Marjorie McEwen of Fulton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102 Oswego, NY 13126.


Joyce Jaroszewski, Worked at GE


Joyce I. Jaroszewski, 73, of Fulton, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.


Born in Volney to the late Roy and Myrtle Miner, she was a life resident of the Fulton area. She had worked at General Electric Company in Liverpool for several years. She enjoyed shopping, crafts, watching horror movies and spending a lot of time with her grandchildren.


She was predeceased by her husband, Richard N. Jaroszewski, who died in 2008; a son, David E.Titus, who died in 2008; and by a sister, Caroline Jean Cutrell, who died in 2006.


Surviving are children, Linda Titus of Connecticut and Sandra (Fred) Meeker-Ross and Katherine (Eric) Phelps, all of Oswego; grandchildren, David (Sarah) Shatrau, Eric and Brooke Phelps, Nicholas Titus, and Kara Ross; a sister, Hazel Hall; and a niece, Missy Goodsell.


Calling hours and service were held Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in North Volney Cemetery, Volney.


Ann Jenkins, Worked at Birds Eye

Ann G. Jenkins, 95, of Fulton, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Morning Star Nursing Home, Oswego.

She was born in Fulton and she has remained a life resident.  Mrs. Jenkins was past employed with the Silk Mill, Fulton and Birds Eye, Fulton. She was a former communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton.

Mrs. Jenkins was pre-deceased by her sister, Sophie Misco.

She is survived by her two children, Wayne M. Jenkins of Plattsburgh and Christine (Ronald) Patrick of Fulton; two grandchildren, Adam (Sara) Looker of Cambridge, Mass. and Kymberly Tetro of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Funeral services and calling hours will be held privately.  Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.


Myrlene Livingston, Fulton resident

Myrlene D. Powell Livingston, 87, of Fulton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1925 in Syracuse, she was the daughter of the late George and Sarah (DeMass) Powell. She was raised in Belgium, N.Y. and graduated from Baldwinsville Academy in 1942. She had resided in Fulton since 1958.

She was a member of the First United Church of Fulton. She was an admissions clerk at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital for 17 years, retiring in 1983.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Livingston, who died Feb. 6, 1990; a son, Fred Michael Livingston, who died Aug. 31, 1992;  a daughter, Susan E. Haste, who died in Nov. 17, 2009; and by a brother, Robert Powell.

She is survived by a daughter, Sally Wilkins of Fulton; a son, Jack P. Livingston of Syracuse; a brother, George E. (Jean) Powell of Whiting, N.J.; five grandchildren, Sean Haste, Kelly Wallace, Shannon Burrell, Tara DePuy and Gregory Wilkins; two step-granddaughters, Michelle Rathbun and Lisa Wicker; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Wednesday at Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville.

Contributions in memory of Myrlene may be made to the First United Church of Fulton, 33 South Third Street, Fulton, NY 13069.  Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.


Dorothy Gibbo, Oswego Industries retiree

Dorothy M. Gibbo, 91 formerly of Fulton, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego.

A native of Syracuse, she had resided in Fulton most of her life. She retired from Oswego Industries after many years. She had enjoyed bowling on various women’s leagues, playing mahjong and playing the organ.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society and former member of State Street United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday Church School to adults with special needs.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Gibbo, in 1997 and daughter, Donna Brinkerhoff, in 1996.

Surviving are a son, Neal Brinkerhoff; grandchildren, Richard Whelsky, Timothy Brinkerhoff, Donna Lee McCalla, Kurt Whelsky, Chad Whelsky, Christi Sharkey, Josh Emeterio, Neal Roger Brinkerhoff, Cindy Chronowski, Caroline Hughes, Christina Markey, Jessica White and Thomas Brinkerhoff; and many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. There were no calling hours. Burial was at St. George Cemetery in Burke, N.Y.

Contributions may be made to Morningstar Residential Care Center, 17 Sunrise Drive, Oswego, NY 13126.

Margaret Wiggs, Life resident of Fulton

Margaret M. Wiggs, 89 of Fulton, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

She was a life resident of Fulton. She was predeceased by her husbands, Mason Lyons and Andrew Wiggs.

Surviving are her children, James Lyons of Cicero, Linda (Ray) Furniss of Oswego and Jackie (Terry) Manning of Bridgeport; a brother, Warren Jenkins of Fulton; half -brothers, Raymond Jenkins of Fulton, Richard Jenkins of Ohio and Gary Jenkins of Pennsylvania; half-sisters, Sandra Fields of Florida and Florence Erb of Fulton; grandchildren, Christopher (Naomi) Lyons, Douglas (Kimberly) Lyons, Jillian Manning and Colleen (Ryan) LaNeve; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held today, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. with services to follow at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Gilbert’s Grove/Pathfinder Court Senior Community Center, 1100 Emery Street, Fulton, NY 13069.

Angeline Audlin, Born in Fulton

Angeline “Angie” Audlin, 86, a former resident of Shady Lanes, Oswego, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 in Seneca Manor.

Mrs. Audlin was born in Fulton, the daughter of the late Achille and Mary (Falvo) Scaccia. Mrs. Audlin worked at Taggarts, St. Regis and later for SUNY Oswego in the food service department. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence “Pat” Audlin, in 2009; her sisters, Olivia Klefbeck, Lena Allen, and Barbara Gregg; and brothers, Joseph, Anthony, Ronald, James, and Angelo Scaccia.

Mrs. Audlin is survived by her children, Mary Audlin of Oswego, Ronald (Marilyn) Audlin of Maryland, and Ricky (Kathy) Audlin of Scriba; her brother, Frank (Sandra) Scaccia of Liverpool; her sister, Peggy (Michael) Famularo of Oswego; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be today, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum. There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Viola Sweet, Fulton resident

Viola M. Sweet, 97, of Fulton, died Oct. 24, 2012 at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

Mrs. Sweet was born in Oswego Center to the late Arthur and Hazel (King) McLaughlin. She has been a resident of the Fulton and Oswego areas all of her life. Mrs. Sweet was a life member of the Hannibal American Legion Post #1552 and a member of the Oswego Center Methodist Church.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Kenneth Sweet in 2001.

Mrs. Sweet is survived by her daughter. Patricia Kerr of Fulton; brother, Frederick McLaughlin of Saratoga Springs; sister, Bernice Bateman of Oswego; three grandchildren, Timothy (Carlin) Kerr, George (Amity) Kerr and Shannon Kerr Beebe; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted today, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, with Rev. Elyse Skiles officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Adnah Cemetery.

Calling hours were conducted yesterday at the funeral home.