Category Archives: Obituaries


Robert Green, owned 1979 Camaro

Robert E. Green, 34, died June 3, 2012.

He was born May 15, 1978 in Oswego to Leah and David Green Sr. He enjoyed his dog, “Mickey.” He also revealed a desire to live and work in the agricultural lifestyle and was in the process of building a farm. He owned and liked to ride motorcycles and was a knowledgeable mechanic.

One of his treasures was his 1979 Camaro.

He was predeceased by his parents, Leah and David Green Sr.

He is survived by two sisters, Amanda Paro and Christina Reynolds; one brother, David Green Jr., eight nieces; three nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours and services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home,  Fulton.  Burial for Bobby and his parents, Leah and David Green Sr., was in Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal.


Emily Babcock, retired court clerk

Emily V. Babcock, 66, of Granby, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Margaretville, she was a 31-year resident of Granby. She retired from Granby Town Court in 2007 after 15 years as the court clerk.

She previously had a ceramics business in Long Island for many years. She was a member of the Granby Center Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping, arts, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving: her husband of 50 and a half years, Harold Babcock; children, Jennifer Meyerriecks of Rochester, N.H., Kurt (Barbara) Babcock of Cortland, Kerry (Gerald, Jr.) Truax of Liverpool; three grandchildren, Melissa (Michael), Sabrina, and Seth; two great-grandchildren, Blake and Maverick; a brother, Robert (Jacki) VanValkenburgh; a sister, Susan Needham; an uncle, Gerald Mestyanek; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in Halcott Cemetery, Halcott.


Joseph Pfeifer, Merchant Marine

Joseph C. Pfeifer, 85, a resident of Oswego, died May 29, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Minetto, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Helen (Routcliffe) Pfeifer.

He was a member of the Merchant Marine during World War II. He worked as a tow motor operator for 50 years at Sealright Co. and retired in 1992.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing and was an avid Yankees fan. He was a trustee of St. Louis’s Church for over 20 years.

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Judith Rawson, Phoenix resident

Judith A. Rawson, 67, of Lock Street, Phoenix, died Thursday May 31, 2012.

She was a college graduate. She was a court accountant for HSBC Bank, Buffalo.

Surviving are her daughters, Michelle A. Anderson of Pennsylvania and Dawn M. Rawson of Mexico; two step-sisters, Jean E. DuBois of Fulton and Joan A. Carey of Liverpool; an aunt; a uncle; and several nieces.

Calling hours will be held today, June 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

A service will follow the visitation period in funeral home.


Glenn House, retired supervisor

Glenn Weldon House, 87, of Lamson Road, Phoenix, died Saturday, June 2, 2012.

Born in Little France Aug. 8, 1924 to his late parents, Ina (Weldon) and Glenn W. House, he was a graduate of Parish High School. He retired a supervisor for Bristol-Myers-Squibb Co., Syracuse, after 35 years.

He was a member of Phoenix United Methodist Church, Century Club at Bristol Labs, and an avid sports fan.

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Vincent Savona, chemistry teacher

Vincent J. Savona, 70, of Oswego, died Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Savona was born in Oswego, the son of the late Joseph and Stella (Azzarelli) Savona. He attended graduate school at UCLA and received his master’s degree from SUNY Oswego in science education.

Mr. Savona was a chemistry teacher at Central Square, prior to teaching chemistry at the Oswego High School for 29 years. He was an adjunct professor with Syracuse University.

Mr. Savona was inducted into the Oswego and New York State Softball Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret  “Meg” Savona of Oswego; sons, Michael Savona of Oswego and Andrew (Tracy Haynes) Savona of Florida; sisters, Rosemary Frawley of Buffalo, Grace Chillemi of Oswego, and Virginia Familo of Oswego; step-grandchildren. Eric, Katherine, and James Trudell; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday at St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated. Calling hours were held Sunday at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church organ fund.