Category Archives: Obituaries

Daniel M. Kelly Jr., former cook at Mimi’s

Daniel M. Kelly Jr., 43 of Martville, died Monday, August 6, 2012 at Oswego Hospital following a sudden illness.

A native of Riverside, Calif., he had resided in Martville, Fulton and New Mexico.

Mr. Kelly had worked at Patterson Warehousing and was a former cook at Red Brick Pub and Mimi’s Drive Inn all in Fulton. He loved and was loved by his family and friends. He enjoyed music and playing drums.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine “Jo” Manford Kelly; children, Katrina, Christina, William, Renee, Christopher, Octavian and Destiny; stepchildren, Angelica, LaTasha, Nicole, Auburn and James Jr.; grandchildren; parents, Jeanette and Jack Morrison; brothers, Jack II, Michael, Christopher and David; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. There will be no services.

Kevin P. Wallace, Army veteran

Kevin P. Wallace, 48, of Hopkinsville, died Friday, August 3, 2012 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN of natural causes.

A native of Canastota, he was born July 25, 1964 the son of Barbara A. Wallace of Rome, N.Y. He was a retired armed security guard for the Department of the Army.

He was a United States Army Veteran having served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was a member of Restoration House and the NRA.

Services were held Tuesday at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Brad Fancher officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife:  Kelly J. Wallace; a son: Jacob Wallace; his daughters: Kristina Wallace, Madison Wallace, and Olivia Wallace; his brothers: Erin Wallace of Florida, Brad Wallace of Minnesota, Danny Arnold and Kenny Arnold both of Rome, N.Y.; and his sister: Dawn Wyant of New York.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Marjorie Tyler, retired typesetter

Marjorie A. Tyler, 74 of Hannibal, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at Seneca Hill Manor in Oswego.

She was the daughter of Lloyd and Dorothy (Little) Tyler and a life resident of the Hannibal area. She retired as a typesetter and editor at the Brown Newspaper in Baldwinsville and had previously worked at The Palladium Times, The Valley News and Red Creek Herald newspapers.

She taught physical education and English at the Hannibal High School and was a class of 1963 graduate of SUNY at Oswego.

She had attended the Hannibal Community Church where she played piano and was a former member of the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

She is survived by her two brothers, Richard (Judy) Tyler and Donald (Carole) Tyler, all of Hannibal, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Thursday at Hannibal Village Cemetery in Hannibal. There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Oswego County Humane Society, 265 West 1st Street, Oswego 13126.

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of arrangements.

Goldie E. Johnson, Fulton waitress

Goldie Esther (Stewart) Gault Johnson, 91, of Fulton, died Monday, August 6, 2012 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

She was born in River Rouge, Michigan, a daughter to the late, George and Delia Stewart.  She grew up in Red Creek where she graduated from Red Creek High School in 1938.

She worked as a waitress for several local restaurants in the Fulton area.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Gault; a daughter, Patricia Gault Frataccia; grandson, Vito Terzulli; a sister, June Ross; two brothers, George and John Stewart.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Carl Johnson of Fulton; two daughters, Linda Engle and Joan (Bill) Miller both of Oswego; sister-in-law, Janice Stewart of Waterloo; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are private. Calling hours were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13058.

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Mary Southard, retired from Birdseye

Mary L. Southard, 87, of Fulton, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton.

She retired from Birdseye Division of General Foods and had worked at K.B.C. and Fishman Co., all in Fulton.

Sje was a former member of women’s bowling leagues in Fulton and the W.I.B.C.

She was predeceased by her husband, Royal Southard; brothers, Sam, Ross, Ike Story and Thomas Story Wolever; sisters, Mabel Powers, Luetta Clark, Rebecca Guiffrida and Idabell Bunn.

Surviving are her daughter, Sharon Sherman of Fulton; a brother, H. Daniel Story of Yorktown, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in Pine Plains Cemetery in Clay.

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

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Sharon France, retired from Alcan

Sharon R. France, 67, of Fulton and formerly of Hannibal, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

She worked at Alcan in Scriba for over 25 years, retiring in 2010. She enjoyed going to antique and craft shows.

She was predeceased by her parents, Julia and William LaBeef.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Robert France of Fulton; four children, Walt (Lenore) Patalina of Nevada, Patrick Ward of Florida, Sharlene (Ronald) Scott of Hannibal and Stephenie (John) Peters of New Hampshire; three step-daughters, Jacqueline (Mark) Koster, Kimberly France and Rebecca (Robert) Wilmott, all of Oswego; six siblings, Michael LaBeef of Fulton, Barbara Seymour of Florida, Daniel (Katherine) LaBeef of Hannibal, Richard LaBeef of Florida, Robert LaBeef of Fulton and Yvonne LaBeef of North Carolina; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Monday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Burial was in Springbrook Cemetery.

Calling hours were held Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, c/o St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Ruth L. Cooper, worked at SYROCO

Ruth L. Cooper, 88 of Fulton died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.  Born in Fulton, she had lived between Fulton and Florida for many years.

Mrs. Cooper had worked at G.E., Birdseye, Comstock and SYROCO.  She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Moose Club, enjoyed bowling, sewing and collecting teddy-bears.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward E. Cooper, who died in 1995 and a son, Douglas J. Cooper and grandson, Michael Cooper.

She is survived by her children, Jeannette (Danny) Gober of Granby, Darrell (Dolores) Cooper of Fulton, Nelson (Christa) Cooper of Fla., Larry (Sheila) Cooper of Fla.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are today, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, with a service immediately following at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Fulton V.F.W. Post 569, 216 Cayuga St., Fulton, 13069.

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Michael James LeVea, worked with Painters Local 31

Michael James LeVea, 38, of Baldwinsville died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Pennsylvania. Born in Oswego, he has lived in the Baldwinsville area for more than six years.

He had worked with Painters Local 31, Syracuse.  Mr. LeVea enjoyed music, camping and spending time with his children.

He was predeceased by his father, David LeVea, who died in 1998.  He is survived by his daughter, Kierston Llera-LeVea; son, Armani Llera-LeVea; parents, Bonnie (Gilbert) Trout; four brothers; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be today, Aug. 8 from 5 to 7  p.m. with a funeral service to immediately follow at at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.