Category Archives: Obituaries


Wayne Howard, Purple Heart recipient

Purple Heart
Wayne A. “Lucky” Howard

Wayne A. “Lucky” Howard was born June 17, 1925 in Fulton and died Oct. 14, 2012 at the age of 87 in San Diego, Calif.

He was born to Belva and Charles Howard and was the eighth of nine children. He grew up in Fulton and joined the Army September 1, 1943. He was stationed in Italy and southern France. While in Normandy, he was shot and spent one year paralyzed and in a body cast. He was honorably discharged on May 31, 1945 after receiving two stars and the Purple Heart.

He had a passion for flying model airplanes and was a very active member in the Oswego Valley Modelaires for many years, where he was awarded an honorary life time membership. He spent his last five years with his son and family in San Diego.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Joy, and by his son, Richard.

He is survived by three children, Bruce, Sandy and Leslie and their spouses; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

Mr. Howard’s and his wife’s ashes will be placed at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.

Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

Alex Clemons, Fulton resident

Alex Clemons, 35, of Fulton died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Papua, New Guinea and he has been a resident of Fulton since 1988. He enjoyed being a father and spending time with his family. He enjoyed all sports especially football. He attended G. Ray Bodley High School where he was on the football and wrestling teams.

He is survived by five children, Jasmine, Coby, Ezra, Nathan, and Mylee, all of Fulton; his parents, Ernest and Arsenia Clemons of Fulton; and five siblings, Albert Clemons of New Guinea, Nicholas Clemons of Fulton, Leonard Clemons of New Guinea, Laurencia Clemons of Fulton, and Christina Clemons of Colorado.

Calling hours and funeral services were held Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen Wirkes officiated. Burial was held privately.

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.