Category Archives: Obituaries

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.


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.

Madeline Wall, former Fulton resident

Madeline “Birdie” Fleming Wall died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 in Tucson, AZ at the age of 98.

She was born Jan. 25, 1914 to John and Catherine (Bullock) Fleming in the Town of Volney.

Mrs. Wall graduated from Fulton High School and was married to Donald Wall in 1934.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Wall of Billings, MT and John (Wanda) of Tucson, AZ; granddaughters Marianne Wall of Missoula, MT and Sarah Wall of Kansas City, KS; great-granddaughter, Abigail; one brother, Leonard Fleming of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, who died in 1995, she was pre-deceased by five brothers and one sister.


Jacob Wood, former Fulton resident

Jacob R. Wood, 35, of Syracuse, died Aug. 24, 2012 after a long illness.

He was born Feb. 18, 1977 in Oswego, the son of Joanne T. (Elhage) Weldin and Richard L. Wood.

He graduated from G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton in 1995, where he was a member of the drama club, a contributor to the “Bodley Bulletin” and a student correspondent for The Valley News.

He was currently enrolled in Everest University working on his master’s degree in business administration. He was a prevention health advocate with AIDS Community Resources in Syracuse.

While at ACR, he worked specifically with the Safety First Health Outreach Project and was recognized for his contributions several times since 2006.

He received an associate’s degree in restaurant and hotel management in 2007 and a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2010 from Bryant & Stratton College.

Aside from his love of volunteering and helping others, he had a passion for music. When he was not singing a song or learning to play a new instrument, he was writing. Not only did he write music, he wrote poetry and short stories.

His love of the performing arts also could be seen on the stage. He was a member of the Fulton Community Theater and enjoyed being on stage and entertaining others. He was in productions such as “Fiddler on the Roof” and took part in dinner theater.

He is survived by his parents, Joanne T. (Elhage) and Marvin J. Weldin of Fulton and Richard L. Wood of Oswego; his sisters, Rebecca L. Wood (Mara), Rene L. Wood, Denise E. Hartmann and Andrea J. Weldin; his half-brothers, Clifford and Daniel Wood; step-brother, Ed Weldin; maternal grandparents, Shirley and John Waloven; his cat, Remus Maximus Wood; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held today, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to noonat Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with services at noon to immediately follow.

The family requests that those attending the service bring nonperishable food items to be donated to ACR on his behalf.


Rita Carr, retired nurse

Rita J. Carr, 89, of Fulton, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at St. Luke Residential Health Services in Oswego.

She was a longtime resident of Fulton, moving from Oswego in the 1940’s. Her working years in nursing began with the Oswego County Nursing Program and ended with retirement from Andrew Michaud Nursing Home in Fulton after over 18 years. After retiring, she trained for hospice service.

She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and participated in all church activities. She began her community volunteer work in the 1950s, serving on the Minetto P.T.A. board. She was a member of the Salvation Army Advisory board; the Fulton Historical Society for over 18 years; the Women’s Club; and was active with Bridge Marathons.

She was honored in 2005 by the Rotary Club in recognition for her many years of service by speakers from the Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Salvation Army Auxiliary, where she held presidencies.

She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Eldora Jones, and brother Wesley Jones.

Surviving are her four children, Carol (Garry) Muckey of Fulton, James (Madeline) Carr of Dedham, Mass., Virginia (Jack) Arnold of Fulton, and Roy (Lynn) Carr of Syracuse; a sister, Bessie (Andrew) Fisher of Fulton; two brothers, Clarence Jones of Augusta, Ga. and Frank (Sue) Jones of Lock Haven, Pa.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. A prayer service was held Friday at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to St. Luke Health Services Fund, 299 East River Road, Oswego, NY 13126.