Category Archives: Obituaries

Susan Nicholson, Hannibal resident

Susan P. Nicholson, 56, of Terpening Road, Hannibal died Friday Nov. 2, 2012.

Family and friends may call today, Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Keysor Funeral Service, 11362 South St., Cato. Other services will be private.

For those wishing, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in your area.

She was born Jan. 22, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter to George and Jean Jones Potter. She was employed at University Hospital before her illness.

She is survived by her son, James of Hannibal; father George Potter of Puerto Rico; and companion, Gene Davenport of Hannibal. She was predeceased by her mother, Jean in 2007.

James Daniels, SU football player

James Edward Daniels, 61, of Phoenix, died Thursday Nov. 1, 2012. He was born to his late parents, Bertha A. (Bittner) and C. Neil Daniels February 26, 1951 in Erie, Pa. He was a graduate of

Ft. LeBoeuf High School, Waterford, Pa., where he had been president of National Honor Society; was the “King” at his senior prom; a musician, playing trombone and tuba; and football player.

He was given a full scholarship to play football as a linebacker for at Syracuse University for four seasons 1969 to 1972, graduating in the spring of 1973.

After football he became a butcher with area grocery stores, including Phoenix Big M and Solvay Big M. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a social member of VFW Post 5540.

Surviving are his children, Jeffrey Crouse, Rodney Crouse, Kim Crouse, Charles Hoyt, and Brian Hoyt; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; five siblings, William A. (Karen) Daniels, PhD, of Marlborough, Conn., Patricia A. Daniels of North Royalton, Ohio, David A. (Linda) Daniels of Waterford, Pa., Pamela J. (Steve) Sears of Union City, Pa., and Charlene A. Daniels of Waterford, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours and service were held yesterday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. The Rev. Mark Kimpland officiated.

Contributions may be made to Phoenix Memorial Post 5540, 70 Culvert St. Phoenix, NY  13135.


Norman Lyons, Retired from Nestle

Norman “Tom” H. Lyons, 85, of Minetto, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at the V.A. Medical Center Hospital.

He retired in 1989 after 43 years at Nestle Company in Fulton. Tom had served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946.

He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Lena Laws Lyons. and his siblings, Mason, Donald, Milton, Carl, Wesley, Howard, Edna Lyons and Lois Andrianos.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Irene Burghdurf Lyons of Minetto; son, Dennis (Lynn) Lyons of Fulton; daughter, Valerie Lyons Hudson of Fulton; grandchildren, Heather, Vanessa and Todd Hudson, Derek Lyons and Trisha (David) Botty, Tracy (Steven) Austin and Jason (Sarah) Townsend; five great-grandchildren, Lena Marie Botty, Joshua and Jarret Austin, Sydney and Nathaniel Townsend; sisters-in-law, Marge Davis, Beatrice Lyons, Gloria Lyons and Georgia (Raymond) Marshall; brother-in-law, Leon (Dorothy) Burghdurf; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held today, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with burial at Minetto Union Cemetery in Minetto. Calling hours were held Tuesday at the funeral home.

Muriel Smith, Former Fulton resident

Muriel I. Smith, 97, of Winter Haven, FL, died Oct. 20, 2012.

She was born August 15, 1915 to Frederick and Mildred Eggleston in Somerville, NY.

She was a graduate of Oswego Normal School and taught in a one-room school in Blossvale, N.Y. After marrying Frances E. Smith, who predeceased her in 1998, she moved to Fulton. Here, she raised her family and became a substitute teacher in the Fulton City School District.

Surviving are children Martha (Michael) Iamaio of Orlando, Fla., James (Suzanne) Smith of Melbourne, Fla., and Kathleen (David) Couture of Fulton; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Thelma Duhrke of Fulton.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service is planned in the spring.


Helen Nalle, Retired LPN

Helen Nalle
Helen Nalle

Helen F. Nalle, 91, of Fulton, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Fulton to the late Clarence and Gertrude Cunningham, Mrs. Nalle was a life resident of the Fulton area.

She retired in 1983 from Community General Hospital where she was as a licensed practical nurse, previously working at Oswego Hospital and General Electric Company in Liverpool.

She was a communicant of Holy Family Catholic Church in Fulton. She loved to play bingo, cards, gambling and traveling.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Maher, who died in 1976.

Surviving are her children, Ellen (James, Sr.) Healy of Fulton, Daniel Maher of Fulton, Pat (Robert) Coe of Oswego, James (Connie) Maher of Hannibal and Kathy (Robert) McRae of Fulton; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Helen Nalle were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were held Thursday at the funeral home.

Willis Sheltray, Fulton resident

Willis G. Sheltray, 52, of Fulton died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at home.

Born in Fulton, he was a life resident of the Fulton and Volney areas.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Raymond Stone. Surviving are his companion, Waneda Jenks of Fulton; children, Sunshine Sheltray of Wisconsin, Amber Stone of Oswego and Willis Sheltray III of Oswego; four grandchildren, Jazmine, Lillien, Quinton, and Christopher; and several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours and service were held at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Franklyn Waite, Speedway mechanic

Franklyn P. Waite, 59 of Fulton, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

Born in Fulton, he was a lifelong resident. He had worked as a mechanic at the Fulton Speedway and Utica- Rome Speedway for more than 15 years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of the STAR Society. He is survived by his companion, Paula Phelps; brothers, Richard and Stephen Waite; half-sister, Christine Armaglio; friends, Harry Bowker and Regina Husted; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours and services. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Norma Sacco, former Oswego resident

Norma E. Sacco, 87, died Oct. 24, 2012 in Spring Hill, Fla.

She was born in Oswego to Edith and Clarence Dingman. She taught school for 20 years around the Oswego area. She was predeceased by her husband, James L. Sacco Sr.; a son James Jr.; and a grandson, John L.

She is survived by daughter, Debora and husband Samuel Good; Rose Sacco and her companion, Jimmie Strickland; and Charles and Mary Mimmack; sister, Carol Lovejoy; grandchildren James, April, William and Christine; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.