Category Archives: Obituaries

Gloria Dickquist, former county resident

Gloria Jean “Grandma G” Dickquist, 70, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died at her home Saturday, July 28, 2012.

She was born in Oswego County Dec. 14, 1941, the daughter of the late Joseph P. Dickquist and Catherine Duda Dickquist.

Ms. Dickquist retired from the County of Onondaga in New York.

After retirement, she became a volunteer teacher’s aid at Lake Alfred Elementary School in Lake Alfred, Fla.

She then left Florida to be closer with her family in Pfafftown.

She is survived by a son, Daniel Ingleston and wife Terri of Pfafftown; three grandsons, Cory Ingleston (Janet Idol), Tyler Ingleston (Jessi Idol), and Evan Ingleston; a brother, Joseph J. Dickquist and wife Jeanne of Fulton; a sister, Marsha A. Loosen and husband Norbert of Fulton; and several aunts, uncles and extended family.

The family received friends Tuesday.

Contributions may be made to; American Cancer Society, 4 A Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407.

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Michael Trail, Fulton resident

Michael T. Trail, 44, of Fulton, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Hornell, he had lived in Fulton for the past five years, previously living in Myrtle Beach.

He enjoyed watching movies, especially Star Trek movies, and cooking.

Surviving are his mother, Marcia K. Trail of Fulton; father, Robert Trail of Hornell; two sisters, Kimberly Trail and Kathy Furbeck, both of Fulton; two brothers, Robert Trail of New York City and Mark Trail of Hannibal; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life was held Thursday at Fulton First United Methodist Church, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

Francis Dennison, World War II veteran

Francis H. (Frank) Dennison, 93, of Zephyrhills, Fla. and formerly of Hannibal, died peacefully Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

He was a World War II veteran.

He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Louise) and Son Frank E. Dennison.

He is survived by his son, Gerald (Gloria) Dennison of Hannibal; daughter, Brenda J. (William) Goebel of Dade City, Fla.; brothe, Harold of Hannibal; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held next summer.

Victoria Vazquez, Fulton resident

Victoria A Vazquez, 54, of Fulton, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at University Hospital.

Born in Buffalo, she had lived in the Fulton area for more than 20 years. She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fulton.  She was predeceased by her mother, Rose Vazquez, who died in 2001.  She is survived by her daughter,  Anna Maria Diaz of Syracuse; her father, Fernando Vazquez Sr. of Oswego; brothers, Fernando Vazquez, Jr. of South Granby and Victor Vazquez of Oswego; and two grandchildren, Amber and Michael.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fulton.  Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours were held Monday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Ethel Ives, Sterling resident

Ethel Pettit Ives, 101, of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

She was born in Fair Haven, a daughter to the late Vernon and Nora Baggs Pettit.

She lived all her life in Sterling and graduated from Fair Haven High School. She had worked for Comstock Foods in Red Creek and then for Sterling Co-op.

She had her own roadside stand in front of her home where she sold fruits, vegetables, flowers and rabbits.

She was a member of the Sterling Historical Society and was a member of the former Fair Haven Grange. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her friends, cats and family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Ives, who died in 1967; three brothers, Carl Pettit, Earl Pettit, Sr. and Alvah Pettit; and a sister, Edith Wright.

She is survived by a son, Ed (Fran) Ives; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. The Rev. Gordon Wendell officiated. Burial was in Sterling Center Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego County Humane Society, 265 West First St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Tracey Hotaling, former Fulton resident

Tracey E. Hotaling, 73, of Oswego, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at University Hospital, Syracuse after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Tracey and Bernis (Winks) Hotaling. Mr. Hotaling was a resident of Fulton for over 47 years and just recently moved to Oswego.

Mr. Hotaling was past employed with Londy Argo, Syracuse as a house mover. He enjoyed making people smile and he loved to fish.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Virginia Hotaling, who died in 2011.

He is survived by two children,  Teresa (Rick) Maine of Hannibal and Trace (Carol) Hotaling of Volney; four step-children, David Phillips of Phoenix, Liz Terrimiggi of Fulton, Billy Phillips of Phoenix, and Helen Short of Oswego; two sisters, Patricia Fellows of Phoenix and Janet Sheets of Auburn; five grandchildren, Rick, Connie, Shirley, Terri and Brian; and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were held Friday at Mt. Adnah Cemetery with the Rev. Sandra Rude officiating.

Calling hours were conducted Thursday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Priscilla Colosimo, elementary teacher

Priscilla (Looker) Colosimo of Milwaukee, Wisc. and recently of Savannah, Ga., died July 21, 2012 after a long illness.

She was born Jan. 25, 1921 to Floyd and Maud Looker in Mt. Pleasant, N.Y. She married Robert Colosimo of Fulton, who predeceased her in 1999.

She was an elementary teacher in the Fulton schools before relocating with her family to Waterford, Wisc. in 1966, where she was a librarian and an elementary teacher in the Fox River School.

She returned to New York State and became a registered nurse. She worked in Lee Memorial Hospital and the Harwood and Michaud Nursing Homes as well as private duty nursing.

She and her husband moved back to Milwaukee where she lived until 2009 when she went to Savannah.  She was a parishioner of St. Bernadette Church in Milwaukee.

She is survived by five children, Judith (Milo) Moore of Savannah; Jacqueline (Dick) Henning of Appleton, Wisc.; Janelle of San Mateo, Calif.; Jerrold of Milwaukee; and Jennifer Naus of Appleton; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by her daughter, Julie (Bob) Johnson, who died in 2010.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, Milwaukee, July 27.

Krause Funeral Home, Milwaukee, was in care of arrangements.

Eugene Ropelewski, resident of Fulton

Eugene Ropelewski, 87, of Fulton, died Sunday, July 22,2012 at Senenca Hill Manor with his family by his side.

He was born in Elmira and has been a resident of Fulton for over 25years. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #273. He was the owned and operated Gene’s Heating & Air Conditioning in Fulton.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Cathcart of Fulton; children, Paul of Florida, Antionette Lyons of Florida, Markee Cathcart of Fulton, Kevin and Keith Sheridan of Oswego, Kim McPherson of Oswego, Kathy Sheridan Bradwisch of Oswego, Erin Cartcart of Syracuse, and Sean Cathcart of Baldwinsville; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.