Category Archives: Obituaries


Michael F. Prime, Navy veteran

Michael F. Prime
Michael F. Prime

Michael F. (Primer) Prime, 64, of Fulton died November 9, 2012.

Mr. Prime retired from the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department in 2003. He served during Vietnam abroad the USS New Jersey, retiring after 30 years of service from the Navy.

He loved sports and played basketball, golf, softball and bowled on numerous teams in Onondaga and Oswego Counties through the years. He was also an avid SU and Yankees fan.

He leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Bonnie (Allen), daughter Denise (Ben) Johnson of Liverpool, son Michael S. of Fulton, grandson Zachary Hull of Liverpool, three sisters Marlene Walts of North Syracuse, Karen Campbell of Washington, Lisa Jones of Pittsfield, Mass., three nephews and one niece.

Mr. Prime donated his body to SUNY Upstate Hospital for research. Donations may be made to Oswego County Hospice.

Services will be held at the convience of the family. Harter Funeral Home is in chare of the arrangements.


Grace Carroll, Florida resident

Grace Carroll
Grace Carroll

Grace A. Carroll, 96, of Frostproof, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 8 at the home of her children, Douglas and Barbara Carroll of Phoenix.

Mrs. Carroll was the daughter of the late Fred and Hazel (Farnham) Ackles of Cortland.

She was predeceased in 2001 by her husband of 66 years, Russell E. Carroll.

She is survived by her four children, David R. Carroll of Frostproof, Fla., Patricia (Wendell) Tucker and Douglas (Barbara) Carroll of Phoenix, and William (Inge) Carroll of Cincinnati, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix.

Contributions may be made to Phoenix Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135, or a favorite charity.


Bethany Spier, GRB graduate

Bethany Spier
Bethany Spier

Bethany M. (Gravatt) Spier, 30, of Toas Ave in Mattydale, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She grew up and was raised in the Fulton area before moving to Mattydale in 2006. She was a 2001 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School and received her associate’s degree in applied science from Cayuga Community College in 2004.  She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and spending time with her family. She attended Community Wesleyan Church of Baldwinsville.

She was predeceased by her step-father, Frank Grady, in 2003.

She is survived by her husband of five years, Scott Spier and their daughter, Lilly; her mother, Katheryn Gravatt-Grady of Fulton; two siblings: Jessica (Rick) Lowe of Concord, N.Y. and Adam (Deanna) McKelvey of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Livestrong Program, North Area YMCA, 4775 Wetzel Road Liverpool, NY 13090.

Calling hours were held Thursday at Krueger Funeral Home, Mattydale. Funeral services were held Friday at Community Wesleyan Church of Baldwinsville.  Burial was in Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Donald Baron, Retired from Miller’s

Donald F. Baron, 82, of Fulton, died suddenly at home Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. He retired from Miller Brewing Co. in Volney after 18 years and had previously worked at General Electric Company in Liverpool for 18 years.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Shirley Goodrowe Baron of Fulton; a son, Kirk (Mary Lee) Baron of Fulton; a daughter, Donna (Robert) Bowers of Fulton; a brother, Edwin (Carmen) Baron of Fulton; two grandchildren, Robert Bowers Jr. and Danielle Bowers; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Fulton Polish Home, 153 West First Street, Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

Judy Johnson, X-ray technician

Judy W. Johnson, 80, of Fulton, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at home from cancer.

Born in Blossburg, Pa., she had been a longtime resident of Fulton. She had worked as an X-ray technician at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton. She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church and choir.

She was predeceased by her brother, William Weaver.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard Johnson; children, Karen (Jeffrey) Brown of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.,  Lynne Mica of Old Lyme, Conn., Richard J. (Mary Beth) Johnson, Jr. of Fulton, Barbara (Michael) Salvini of Laguna Beach, Calif., Sue (Jay) Lambert, Niskayuna, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no calling hours and services will be private.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126 or to Charles and Mary Haney Memorial Fund, 140 West Sixth St., Suite 110, Oswego, 13126.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.


Victoria Albee, Fulton resident

Victoria Albee
Victoria Albee

Victoria I. Albee, 34, of Fulton, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at home.

Surviving are her father, Willis Albee; step-parents, David and Kathleen Cook of Hannibal; boyfriend, Michael Vanhorn of Oswego; and her children, Luis Munoz Jr. and Audreyonna Munoz; one brother, Enos Centerbar; one sister, Jean Flagg; and several aunts, uncles, and close friends.

She was also raising her niece, Kasha Flagg, and her nephew, Izaha Meaweather.

Funeral services were held at the Harter Funeral Home, 2983 W. Main St., Parish, Nov. 1.

Josephine Price, Retired secretary

Josephine L. Price, 91, of Oswego, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at her home.

She was the wife of the late Norman Price, who died June 6, 2002. Mrs. Price was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Antonio and Carmela (Ditota) Losurdo. She was a graduate of the local schools and the International Correspondence School of the University of Scranton, Pa. with a stenographic/ secretarial degree.

Mrs. Price worked for 12 years in the in the office at Ames Iron Works and for 27 years at SUNY Oswego retiring in 1986 as secretary to the vice president of students.

She taught the refresher shorthand course in the adult evening program for 15 years. Mrs. Price served two three year terms as a member of the City of Oswego Zoning Board of Appeals.

She enjoyed sewing, flower gardens, and bowling, serving as secretary for nine years in the Capitol Woman’s League.

She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Scandura, of Rhode Island, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Price was predeceased by sisters, Natalie Zoni, Carmelina Zoni, Mary Sanford, and Anne Sheldon, and brothers, Joseph, Sam, and James Losurdo.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. in  St. Joseph Church, Oswego, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.

Calling hours will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego County Animal Welfare League.