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John Flugel, Fulton resident

John Flugel, 52, of Fulton, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

He was born in Fairport to the late Robert and Beverly (McLeod) Flugel. Mr. Flugel has been a resident of Fulton for 19 years.  He worked in a partnership with Beefer’s Handyman Services, Fulton.

Mr. Flugel is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Flugel of Fulton; step-mom, Jean Flugel of Florida; siblings, Jan Hopkins of Fairport and Thomas Flugel of Tennessee; grandchildren, Jordan and Jeremy; and two nieces, Kaylee and Stephanie Hopkins.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.

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Mary Gebezyk, mother of Fulton resident

Mary F. Stempkowski Gebezyk, 86, of Auburn, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at her home.

Born in Clymer, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Josephine (Napieral) Stempkowski. She was a communicant of St. Hyacinth Church and a former member of the S.K. American Legion Post #1324 Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph M. Gebezyk, who died in 1976;her son, Joseph, who died in 2008; her brother, John Stempkowski; sister-in-law, Diane Stempkowski; and brothers-in-law, Al Pawlowski and Chappy Urbanik.

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Robert Callen, World War II veteran

Robert Callen, 88, of Fulton, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Oswego to the late James and Jennie (Seymour) Callen. Mr. Callen was a resident of Fulton for most of his life.  He was a United States veteran having served in the Marine Corp. during World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Callen retired from Sealright Co., Fulton and he was a past president and vice president of the AFLCIO Union #54. He was a member of the Fulton VFW Post #569, the U.S. Marine Corp. League, Knights of Columbus St. Joseph’s Council #254 and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians.

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Florence Walsh, former Fulton resident

Florence E. (Kinsella) Walsh, formerly of Fulton, died April 26, 2012 in Seminole, Fla.

She was born April 20, 1916 in Niagara, Wisc. Upon marriage to Edward F. Walsh in 1939, she moved to his hometown of Fulton, where the couple made their home, had many friends and were active in the community.

Her husband worked at Nestle Co. in Fulton for 31 years, until he died in 1983. She was also predeceased by daughter, Joan Muscalino; three siblings, Bucky, Bobby and Doris; and great-grandson, Tyler Muscalino.

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