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Esther Goodale, 2010 GRB graduate

Esther V. Goodale, 20, of Fulton died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego.

Born in Oswego, she was a life resident of the area. She was a 2010 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton and had worked as a crew member at Wendy’s in Fulton and at Carousel Mall. She enjoyed listening to music.

She was predeceased by her mother, Patricia Goodale who died Aug. 30, 2003.

Surviving are a brother, Christopher Goodale of Fulton, and maternal grandparents, Ann Goodale of Fulton and  Harold Goodale of Willseyville.

Calling hours will be held today, May 19 from  2 to 4 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. There are no services.

Contributions may be made to Morningstar Residential Care Center, Resident Activity Fund, 17 Sunrise Drive, Oswego, NY 13126.

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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