Category Archives: Obituaries

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Celia Harper, 1926 FHS graduate

Celia K. Harper, 102, of Syracuse, died peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Loretto Cunningham Nursing Home in Syracuse.

She was born Aug. 9, 1909 in Rawson, N.Y., the daughter of Ward and Madge (Lewis) Karns.  She was predeceased by husband, Frank in 1978; her daughter, Judy Svensson in 1999; and her brother, Ward Karns in 1945.

Mrs. Harper graduated from Fulton High School in 1926 and attended Syracuse University.  he was employed at the Sealright in Fulton.

After marrying Frank in 1936, they moved to the Syracuse area and resided in Lyncourt. She was a Girl Scout leader, a Cub Scout den mother, a Lyncourt School band booster and taught furniture refinishing and stenoscript in the Lyncourt school adult education program.

After surviving breast cancer in 1958, she began to work at Syracuse University library, completed her degree at SU in 1968 and retired in 1974.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Syracuse where she volunteered as a historian/archivist. She also volunteered for Syracuse Meals On Wheels, the Onondaga Historical Association, and at the Hutchings Psychiatric Center where she was recognized as volunteer of the year in 1993.

She is survived by her twin sons, Richard J. of Liverpool and Peter W. (Elaine) of Crystal Lake, Ill.; a brother, Richard Karns of Batavia; a sister, Marjorie Naioti of Fulton; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Calling hours were held Thursday Carter Funeral Home, Syracuse.  Services were held yesterday at the funeral home and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to a favorite cancer charity.

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John Tyrie Jr., Social studies teacher

John Joseph Tyrie Jr. (Jack), 56, a resident of Oswego, died May 14, 2012, suddenly at home.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of late John J. and Geraldine (Mullins) Tyrie Sr.

Mr. Tyrie graduated in Lindenhurst in 1974 and was a 1978 graduate of SUNY Oswego, where he later earned his Masters in reading education. He was the president of Sigma Tau Chi in the fall of 1977.

He was a beloved social studies teacher for 33 years for Hannibal Central School and an adjunct professor at the SUNY Oswego since 2007.

Mr. Tyrie was a young democrat and was always interested in politics. He was a city democratic committee secretary and was an Oswego Town council member and town supervisor. He volunteered as a Cub Scout leader.

He served in numerous capacities at St. Mary’s Church, including CCD instructor, Eucharist Minister, choir member, and lector.

He was a husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid reader and active in college and community theater.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patricia (Greene) Tyrie; two daughters, Elizabeth (Gianluca) Berloco of Rome, Italy and Jennifer E. Tyrie of Oswego; one son, John J. Tyrie III; three brothers, Kevin Tyrie of Fla., James (Jeannine) Tyrie of West Islip, N.Y., and Brian (Ann) Tyrie of West Islip, N.Y.; five sisters, Betty Ann (Peter) Massaro of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Cathy Lycke of Islip Terrace, N.Y., Geraldine (Michael) Filippone of N. Babylon, NY, Patricia (George) Colton of Lindenhurst, N.Y., and Denise (Randy) DeVoe of Babylon, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Claire, Viola and Lavinia, with one more on the way; numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held Friday at Nelson Funeral Home. Services will be held today, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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Gladys Cole, worked at Nestle

Gladys R. Cole, 86, a resident of Hannibal, died May 15, 2012, at home, surrounded by her family.

Born in Sterling, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Elsie (Emery) Flack.

She worked for Nestle for more than 20 years and retired in 1988.

She enjoyed Bingo and especially spending Sunday afternoons with her family.

Surviving are her three daughters, Patricia (Leigh) Shortslef of Sterling, Linda M. Cole of Oswego, and Diane Cole of Oswego; two sons, Richard W. (Margot) Cole of Hannibal, and David (Kim) Cole of Hannibal; sister-in-law, H. Lucille Flack of Sterling and brother-in-law Albert Busch of Cicero; ten grandchildren, Bridget Ziskind, Susan Woodard, Beth Cole, Lori Carr, Sara Contestabile, Alexander Farley, Amanda Cole, Taylor Castaldo, Amanda Humphey, and Doug Stevens; 16 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family, Richard and Candy Malone and family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Fred W. Cole, in 1989; brothers, Harold “Miley” Flack and Herbert “Juney” Flack; sisters, Arlene McCarthy, Hilda Ristagno, Evelyn Cole, Helen Duffy, and Marie Busch; and grandson, Parker Farley, who died May 2, 2012.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Church, Oswego. Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.

Calling hours will be held tomorrow, May 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice.

Online Condolences may be at www.nelson-funeralhome.com.

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.