Category Archives: Obituaries

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.

Bette Turner, former Phoenix resident

Bette Elizabeth Turner, 90, a former Phoenix resident, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at Iroquois Nursing Home, Jamesville.

She was born in Syracuse to her late parents, Eva (Patnod) and

Raymond Alley, July 14, 1922. She was a graduate of Fayetteville High School. She was later employed by Carrier Corp., and General Electric Co.. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the North Central Assembly of God Church, North Syracuse.

Her husband of 64 years, Donald H. Turner, died Sept. 7, 2011.

She is survived by her children,

Lynda Joy (Bill) Bush of Hastings, Earl R. (Barbara) Turner of East Syracuse, and Holly Jean (David) Parkhurst of Kansas City, Mo.; her sister, Doris Mahney of Madison, Wisc.; her sister-in-law, Betty T. Ruetsch of Fulton; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours were held Wednesday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. Services will be held today, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, 431 Main St., with Pastor Eric Hamlin officiating.

Burial will take place at a later date in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Donald Pachoud, retired from Armstrong

Donald P. Pachoud, 91, of Palermo, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.

Born in New Haven, he was a life resident of the Palermo and New Haven areas.  He retired from Armstrong World Industries in Fulton as a tow motor operator.

He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene L. Pachoud, who died in 2006.

Surviving are six children, Donald Pachoud Jr. of Palermo, Jean Hable of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Barbara Waldron of Liverpool, Judy Dolbear of Palermo, Joy Klinger of Duncannon, Pa., and Diane Pachoud of Liverpool; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were private. There were no calling hours. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126 or to the Oswego County Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 4, Oswego, 13126.

Richard Burr, retired from Nestle

Richard M. Burr, 78, of Phoenix, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Lowville to the late Richard and Rachel (Leaf) Burr. He has been a resident of Phoenix for 60 years. Mr. Burr retired from Nestle, Fulton after 48 years of service. He worked at the Brewerton Speedway  as the tow truck driver.

He was pre-deceased by his son, Melvin R. Burr, who died in 2002.

Mr. Burr is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Burr of Phoenix; two sons, James Burr of Phoenix and Raymond (Patty) Burr of Phoenix; two sisters Linda Fazekas of Boonville and Irene Golden of Boonville; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral services. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours were conducted Wednesday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

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.

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.

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Dorothy Fresch, retired Hannibal teacher

Dorothy Palmer Fresch, 96, of Hannibal, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born April 2, 1916 on the family farm. Her parents were Fred Palmer and Eva Shutts and her sisters were Ruth (Richardson) and Marion (Van Patten).

At 18, she married her high school sweetheart, Eugene Fresch, and together they had four children: Harry, Kay, Sue, and David.

Those children gave her ten grandchildren; Harry gave her Joe Fresch from Fulton who now lives in Austin, Texas. Kay, her predeceased daughter with James Godden, gave her Richard, Robert and Jeanine Godden, all of Oswego, and Sam Graham-Godden of New York City. Sue Magazu gave her Brian and Alicia of Jacksonville, Fla. David and Cynthia (Hare) gave her Jerrod Calkins, Tara and Alena Fresch, all of Oswego.

Also surviving are several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

As a host to AFS (American Field Service) students as well as other programs and means, she made close, loving contacts with people in Italy, Iceland, Finland, Germany, Australia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Thailand, Malaysia, and Chile.

The large part of her adult life was centered on teaching.

She started her 30 year career teaching all grade levels in a one room school house and ended with teaching sixth grade for the Hannibal Central School District, retiring in 1975.

She was a charter member and treasure of Hannibal Historical Society, director of the Hannibal Village Cemetery, the Hannibal Community Center, and was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association.

In 2011, she was named Hannibal’s Woman of the Year.

She enjoyed the company of the Elderberries, the Hannibal Seniors Group and for 50 years was a part of the Hannibal Hens Club.

She was a member of the Hannibal United Methodist Church since 192. She later became the church treasurer for 20 years.

She had visited all of the continents except for Antarctica.

There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held today, Sept. 6 at the Hannibal United Methodist Church, West and Church streets, Hannibal.

Burial will be in Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hannibal United Methodist Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 89 Hannibal, 13074.

Jack Wright Sr., worked at Black Clawson

Jack L. “Jack Rabbit Farm” Wright Sr., 57, of County Route 57, Fulton, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born to his parents, Norma G.(Niles) and Francis E. Wright, May 13, 1955. He graduated J.C. Birdlebough High School in 1973. He furthered his studies.

He was a panel fitter for Black Clawson Davis Standard Co., Fulton, for 38 years. He was a union representative United Steel Workers for 35 years. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Granby and enjoyed Quarter Midget Racing.

He was predeceased by his mother, Norma G. (Niles) Wrightm who died Aug. 19, 1994.

Surviving are his wife, Theresa M. Darling Wright; four children, Mary Wright of Fulton, Jack L. (Jody) Wright Jr. of Fulton, Jeremy (Rachel) Wright of Fulton, and Nathanael (Christine) Darling of Phoenix; his father, Francis E. Wright of Phoenix; three grandchildren, Jacob, Emma, Jeremy, Jr.; and one aunt, Fanny (Ziggy) Feuerherm of Ft. Plain, N.Y.

Calling hours were held Tuesday and services were held Wednesday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. The Rev. Terrance E. Millbyer officiated.  Burial was in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.