Category Archives: Obituaries


Edward Diak, World War II veteran

Edward Diak, 85, of Fulton, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Fulton, a son to the late Metro and Anna Diak, and lived all his life in Fulton.

He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a delivery man for Canada Dry, Dorsey Beverage Company and for Onondaga Beverage, where he retired from in 1985.

He was a member of Teamsters Local #1149, Baldwinsville, and the Mattydale American Legion.

He was a deacon at the former First Congregational Church in Fulton.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Rose M. Diak, who died March 19, 2010; two sisters, Mary Sackett and Kate Best; and five brothers, Nicholas, John, Stephen, Joseph and Michael Diak.

He is survived by two sons, Douglas and Dennis (Patty) Diak, both of Fulton ,as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in Mount Adnah Cemetery. Calling hours were held Monday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.


Gloria Hough, retired from Sealright

Gloria Jean Hough, 80, of Fulton, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Fulton, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Cora Upcraft. She lived in Fulton all her life. She retired in 1990 from Sealright where she worked for many years as a secretary.

In addition to her parents, Gloria was predeceased by her husband, Charles Hough, who died Aug. 12, 2010.

She is survived by a son, Eric Kaltenborn of Hannibal; a daughter, Michelle Hayward of Camillus, and four grandchildren. There were no calling hours. Graveside services are private at Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Johnny Dodge, worked at Nestle

Johnny L. Dodge, 59, of Fulton, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born to the late Norris and Mayfred (Savoid) Dodge in Fulton. He was past employed with Nestle and Birdseye, Fulton.

Mr. Dodge was pre-deceased by his siblings, Betty Morgan, Helen Warne and Lawrence Dodge,

He is survived by his children, Joel Dodge of Fulton, Amber Dodge of Fulton, Johnny Dodge Jr., of Florida, and Dayton Dodge of Mississippi; his siblings,  Virginia Lund of Oswego, Donna Cobb of Oswego, Carol Paura of Oswego, Charles Sheldon of Fulton, and Kenneth Dodge of Colton, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and close friend April Forsythe.

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

Catherine White, life resident of Fulton

Catherine A. White, 80, died peacefully Sept. 5, 2012 at her son’s home in Ormond Beach, Fla. after a long illness.

Mrs. White was born to the late Frederick and Anna (Butler) Clancy in Oswego.  She has been a life resident of Fulton and for the last 10 years she began summering in Fulton and wintering in Florida.

Mrs. White was a past communicant of St. Michael’s Church, Fulton.

She was pre-deceased by her husband of 49 years, Alfred “Fred” White in 2001, and her brothers, twin Robert, Jack, Joseph, and Francis Clancy.

Mrs. White is survived by her children, Robert White of Florida and Peggy (Will) Navagh of Fulton; sister, Helen Bellamy of Fayetteville; brother David Clancy of Oneida; two grandchildren, Eric and Lindsay Navagh; sister-in-laws, Margaret Beckwith, Beverly Clancy, Carol Clancy, Mary Latino, and Catherine White; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.  at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were held Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 149 South Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, FL. 32114.


Carmelo Restuccio, World War II veteran

Carmelo “Carmen” Restuccio, 88, of Phoenix, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at the Francis House.

He was born in Oswego where he was raised and educated. Mr. Restuccio was a World War II Army veteran. He retired from General Electric in Liverpool.

His memberships include past president of the General Electric Retirees Club and Life Member of the Phoenix VFW Post #5540.

He is predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.

Surviving is his wife of 31 years, Linda A. (Moore) Restuccio of Phoenix.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Maurer Funeral Home, Moyers Corners, Baldwinsville.

The Rite of Committal and burial followed in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Baldwinsville. Calling hours were held Monday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave. Syracuse, NY 13208.


Edmund Okoniewski, U.S. veteran

Edmund R. “Eddie O” Okoniewski died Aug. 31, 2012 at the age of 87. He was a veteran.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen S. (Gadawski) Okoniewski.

Surviving are daughters, Lisa (Herman Parker) Okoniewski and Karen Okoniewski; grandchild, Suzanne Parker; sister-in-law Arlene Okoniewski; and nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by two sisters and one brother.

Calling hours were held Thursday and Friday at the (Tonawanda Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Amelia Church.

Judy Trepasso, retired school monitor

Judy E. Trepasso, 68, of Fulton, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

She was born in West Point to the late Carl and Doris (Ripley) Mealus. Mrs. Trepasso has been a resident of Fulton for 47 years.  She retired from the Fulton Consolidated School System as a school monitor after 10 years of service.

Mrs. Trepasso has been an active volunteer with Fulton Booster Club since 1983. She was an avid fan and supporter of all Fulton Sports.

She was pre-deceased by her brother, Tom Mealus.

Mrs. Trepasso is survived by her husband of 47 years, David Trepasso of Fulton; two children, Sandy (Thomas) Strauss and Thomas (Rhonda) Trepasso, both of Fulton; her siblings:  William (Vicky) Mealus and Cathy (Ed) Dreythaler, both of Harrisville, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Strauss and Grace and Caleb Trepasso; and several nieces and nephews.

The Trepasso family will receive family and friends Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Manor at Lakeview Lanes, 723 N.Y.S. Rte. 3, Fulton. Burial will be private.

Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, has care of the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Fulton Booster Club/Treasurer: Margaret Beckwith, 6 Ellen St. Fulton, NY 13069.

Gerald Minnoe, former Phoenix resident

Gerald Bernard “Bunker” Minnoe, 82, a former Phoenix, Mexico, and New Port Richey, Fla. resident, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Sterling, Colo.

He was born Nov. 6, 1929 to his late parents, Gerald B. and Lois (Waldron) Minnoe. He married Jeannette L. Earl of Phoenix April 12, 1947.

He was a member and officer of the Phoenix United Methodist Church, longtime member of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department, a mason with Callimachus Lodge #369, F&AM, Phoenix, and the Lions Club in Mexico.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeannette of Sterling, Colo; a son, Ralph (Charlotte) Minnoe of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Alane (William) Nightingale of Lliff, Colo.; a grandson, Jeffery (Tammy) of Summerville, S.C.; a granddaughter, Jen (Brian) Grauberger of Lliff, Colo.; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Lois) Minnoe of Baldwinsville; sisters, Mary (Wayne) Marsh of Phoenix, and Connie Marsh of Florida; a brother-in-law and close friend, Dale (Mary) Earl of Fulton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Gerry Minnoe, and seven sisters. Services will be held Saturday Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Phoenix United Methodist Church, 49 Jefferson St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Susan Townsend officiating. Burial will be in Chase Cemetery, 9450 N.Y.S. Rte. 48, Phoenix.

Contributions may be made to the Phoenix Fire Department, c/o Enterprise Fire Co., 457 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Homes, Phoenix, has charge of local arrangements.