Category Archives: Obituaries

Robert LaRose, owned Shorelines

Robert LaRose, 57, died Sept. 14, 2012 at his home in Phoenix.

He was born in Lowvilleto Dr. John and Helen LaRose.  He previously co-owned and operated Shorelines, Fulton.

Mr. LaRose loved the water and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a NASCAR and professional sports fan. He liked to attend an occasional Buffalo Bills Football game.

Mr. LaRose was pre-deceased by his father,Dr. John LaRose.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Sharon Utick Ouderkirk of Phoenix; his mother, Helen LaRose of Arizona; two stepsons, Leonard Ouderkirk III of Fulton and Michael Ouderkirk of Fulton; two siblings, Richard LaRose of Arizona and Wendy LaRose; and one niece and one nephew.

There are no funeral services.  Burial will be private.  Sugar Funeral Home,Fulton have care of the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Dept., Main St. Phoenix, NY 13135, or the Oswego County Humane Society 265 W. 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Ethel Donnelly, Avid gardener

Ethel “Sally” Donnelly, 99, of Fulton and formerly of Oxbow Lake in the Adirondacks, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Auburn Nursing Home.

She retired from Bristol Laboratories in Syracuse after 15 years. She was an avid gardener.

She was predeceased by her husband, Prentice Donnelly; daughter, Verne D. Gould; and by several siblings.

Surviving are three sons, Glenn, Dudley and Prentice; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. There were no calling hours. Burial was in Jacksonville Cemetery.


Katrina Shafer, Phoenix resident

Katrina M. (Bourlier) Shafer, 48, of Phoenix, died Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012.

She was born in Houston, Texas to her late parents, Anne L. (Carney) and John C. Bourlier. She was a graduate of J.C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix. She was a title clerk for Pete Kitt’s Sales and Service, Camillus. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and gardening, and her favorite place was the Florida Keys.

She was predeceased by her four sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are her significant other, Christopher A. Quill; her six children, Jalene Shafer, Bobby Shafer, Gretchen Shafer, Eric Shafer, Seth Shafer, Nick Shafer; two sisters, Linda Bergman and Sandy Gompert; a brother, David Bourlier; two aunts and two uncles; and several nieces, nephews, cousins.

Calling hours and service were held Friday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix.

Ralph Hubbard, owned Hubbard Farms

Ralph A. Hubbard, 86, of County Line Road, Fulton (Granby), died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at home with his family by his side.

He was born in Granby to the late Harold Hubbard and Irene Beebe. He was a graduate of Fulton High School. He was the owner and operator of Hubbard Farms, Fulton.  He was a former employee of the City of Fairbanks, Alaska.

He was a member of Cody Fire Department, the Granby Republican Committee, a director for the Empire State Potato Growers Association, New York State Grange Association, New York State Farm Bureau, and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Myrtle (Mackey) Hubbard; his sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Janette Hubbard of Fulton and Kirk and Debra Hubbard of Phoenix; his daughters, Kim Whipple of Pennellville and Cynthia Pluff of Phoenix; a foster brother, Charles “Bill” Hill of Fulton; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours were held Wednesday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix.  Graveside service was held in Jacksonville Rural Cemetery, Phoenix. The Rev. Terrance E. Millbyer officiated.

Kenneth Coant Sr., Marine veteran

Kenneth William Coant, Sr., 72, formerly of Fulton died in Bowling Green, FL Aug. 24, 2012 after a sudden illness.

He was a Marine veteran. He was a life member of B.P.O.E # 830 in Fulton. He was a deputy for the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department. He retired from Nestle after 35 years. He owned a restaurant in Fulton called Jim’s Soda Spot.

He was an avid race fan. He enjoyed races at Oswego Speedway. He enjoyed cooking, playing bingo, shopping and having fun at the casino.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Susan Coant, in 2010; a grandson, Samuel William Heer, in 2010; and a son, Ronald James Coant in 2004.

Surviving are his children, Kenneth William Coant Jr. of Florida, Kathy Coant-Heer and Samuel Arthur Heer of Central Square; Two sisters, Gert Dann and Betty Hayle of Fulton; a brother, Herman Coant of Fulton; his grandchildren, Ashley Pittsley of Oswego, Joshua Pittsley, and Koa Clark of Mexico, Brandon Pittsley and Dylan Pittsley of Central Square and Tiffany and Chelsea Coant of Fulton; And a great-grandson, Hunter James Pettit of Oswego.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York.

Raewynn Matthews, former Oswego resident

Raewynn “Red” James Matthews, a Las Vegas resident for more than 45 years, died Sept. 5, 2012.

He was born Feb. 26, 1935 to Henry James and Thelma Matthews of Oswego.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Brian, and twin brother, Corwynn.

Starting out his young life at Nellis Air Force Base, he continued working hard as a member of the Las Vegas Labor Union Local 872. He was a master mechanic and was well-known for his workmanship of collecting and restoring old John Deere tractors.

Fishing, hunting and bird watching were also his passions

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice; his son, Tod and his wife, Jodee, and their children, Kyle, Clayton, Lauren and Brian; and his son, Henry and his son Dylan; and other family members.

Services will be held at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, Nevada.


Armeine Sherman, Fulton resident

Armeine Sherman, 73, of Fulton, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at Oswego Hospital, Oswego.

She was born in Fulton to the late William and Dorothy (Gaffney) Scanlon. She has been a resident of Fulton all of her life. Mrs. Sherman was past employed as a clerk at the Oswego County Real Tax Office for 20 years and she was also a bus driver for Golden Sun Bus, Minetto.

Mrs. Sherman was pre-deceased by her sister, Kathleen Voss, and brother, Thomas Scanlon.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Sherman of Fulton; two sons, Mark (Michele) Sherman of Fulton and Todd Sherman of Pennellville; one sister, Patricia Eckard of Frewsburg, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Dalton and Ryan Sherman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were  conducted Friday in Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help where a mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Larkin.

Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours were held Thursday at the funeral home.


Catherine Soper, retired from Sealright

Catherine J. Soper, 91,of Fulton, died Sept. 15, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

She was a life resident of the Fulton and Granby areas. She retired from Sealright Company in Fulton. She was a communicant of the former Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton and was known for and enjoyed caring for others within her neighborhood.

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Soper, and a son, Charles Soper.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth (Vicki) Soper of North Chesterfield, Va.; a daughter, Kathleen Soper of Oswego; a daughter-in-law, Janice Soper of Sterling; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton. There were no calling hours.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton was in care of arrangements.