Category Archives: Obituaries

Gerald A. Story, materials manager

Gerald A. Story, 77, of Fulton, passed away Wednesday at Michaud Residential Health Services.  

Mr. Story was born in Fulton to the late Samuel and Vivian (Hall) Story.  

He lived in California for 40 years before moving back to Fulton in 2008.  

Mr. Story was a graduate of Fulton High School, and Fresno State University, CA with a B.A. in ancient history. He was past employed as a materials manager with Westinghouse, Sunnyvale, CA and Bell Aerospace, CA.  

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Diane Story of Fulton; five children, Terri Neeley of UT, Jamey Story of CA, Shelly Story of Cortland, NY, Casey Story of CA, and Robin Story of Fulton; seven grandchildren, Joey, Melissa, Connor, Brian, Gabrielle, Austin, and Hunter; two great grandchildren, Ariel and Rylee; and his faithful companion, Little Bear.  

Funeral services and burial will be held privately. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.  

David W. Tyrrell, auto mechanic, loved the outdoors

David W. Tyrrell, 57, of Fulton, passed away Wednesday May 28 at University Hospital, Syracuse after a short illness.  

Mr. Tyrrell was born in NJ to the late Daniel and Alice (Doran) Tyrrell, Sr.  

He was an auto mechanic at Country Auto Services, Pennellville, NY.  

He had a great love of the outdoors and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He also played many sports over his lifetime including many softball and pool leagues.  

He is pre-deceased by his brother Danny Tyrrell in 2010.  

Mr. Tyrrell was very much loved and will be greatly missed by  his wife of 30 years, Patti Tyrrell of Fulton; two children, David (Amber) Tyrrell Jr., of Fulton, Jovi (Carl) Tyrrell of Fulton; siblings,  Mary Tyrrell and Mike Tyrrell both of Fulton; grandchild, Stella; and several nieces, nephews,  in-laws and lifelong friends.  

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday (today) in Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.  

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton. 

Jill M. Reid, world class quilter

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Jill M. Reid, 66, passed away on Friday May 9, 2014 after a brief but valiant battle with breast cancer. 

Born in Fulton, NY, she and her husband lived in Alaska for a number of years before settling at “Longwood,” the Reid family home, in South Plainfield more than 30 years ago.

Jill spent many years as a stay-at-home mom. She returned to the workforce as a substitute secretary for the South Plainfield Board of Education and eventually became a full time secretary for Special Services.  Continue reading

Samuel A. Puglia, owned Discount Liquors in Granby

5-29_OBITpugliaSamuel Anthony Puglia, of Fulton, passed away peacefully May 3, 2014 surrounded by his family. 

He was the owner of Discount Liquors in Granby and formerly operated several businesses, including the Party Barn and Puglia Sand & Gravel. 

Sam enjoyed spending time with his family and his many good friends and business associates. He loved his winters in Florida and was an adventurous and generous soul. 

Sam was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and May Puglia; a sister, Catherine Dunn and a niece, Stephanie Bomeisl. 

He leaves behind his loving partner, Sheryl Knight and his stepsons, Scott (Billie Jo) and Peter (Rebecca) Knight and grandchildren, Alison, Morgan, Sydney, Bryce and Mia; his sister, JoAnn (Steve) Bomeisl; nieces, Rachel and Lauren Bomeisl and Antoinette, Jo and Lucinda Tranelli. 

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Holy Trinity Church, corner of Rochester and South Third streets in Fulton. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box SURG-TRANSPLANT, Rochester, NY 14642. 

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements. 

August Morgia, veteran, steelworker

5-29_OBITmorgiaAugust Morgia, 83, of Oswego died Friday May 23, 2014 in St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse. 

Mr. Morgia was born in Oswego, the son of the late Antonio and Florence (Polega) Morgia. 

Mr. Morgia was a United States Army veteran serving from 1948 until 1952. He retired from Northern Steel as a steelworker. 

Mr. Morgia was a member of the American Legion Post 286. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly Morgia of Oswego; their children Gina (Scott) Sheridan of Oswego and Carla (Craig) Lahr of Florida; and grandson Craig Lahr. 

Graveside services and burial were Tuesday at St. Peter’s Cemetery. 

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Charles Woodworth IV, loved fishing, NASCAR

Charles H. Woodworth IV, 23, of Oswego, passed away Saturday May 24 after a yearlong battle with cancer.  

Born in New Jersey, he had lived in Oswego for most of his life. 

He was a 2009 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton and a 2011 graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College, earning a certificate in Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics.  

Chucky enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.  

He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his parents, Charles H. and Christine Woodworth, III; a sister, Sarah; maternal grandparents, Sandra (Richard) Frankevich of Pulaski and Winfield (Marilyn) Drennon of Florida; paternal grandparents, Charles H. and Donna Woodworth, Jr. of Oswego; aunts and uncles, Cynthia (Chuck) Tayburn, Brian (Jacqueline) Drennon, Doug (Barb) Drennon, Cindy (Bill) Woodworth, Brenda (Mark) Lyons and Kathy Woodworth; great aunts and uncles, Faye Grishka, Alice Woodworth and Jim (Dale) Painter; his buddy, Casper the cat and several loved cousins.  

A service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.  Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.  

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today) at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to Upstate Cancer Center, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, 13210.