Category Archives: Obituaries

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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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Jean Mitchell, Martville resident

Jean Marie Egan Mitchell, 82, of Martville, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Fulton and resided in Martville since 1970, prior to that she was a military wife and traveled with her six children to wherever her husband was stationed.

She was a homemaker and was dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was a wonderful cook. She was a member of the Martville United Methodist Church.

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William Harris, Army veteran

William E. Harris, 91, of Fulton, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton.

Mr. Harris had retired from IBM in Ottawa previously working in Washington, D.C. and Poughkeepsie.

He was an Army veteran, serving with the 3193rd Signal Service Company.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ray and Irene Harris.

Surviving are close friends and neighbors, Jim, Cathy, Erin (Vosbury), Jennifer and Brian Trowbridge, Jim and Marlene McNamara, Mark and Debbie Gibson, Roger Barber, Jim Guilfoyle and Ruth Barry.

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

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

Pauline LaPage, worked as a waitress

Pauline LaPage, 85, of Hannibal, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton after a long illness.

She was born in Potsdam to the late Pearl (Parry) and Frank Deon. Mrs. LaPage has been a resident of Hannibal for most of her life. She was a waitress for several years working at Grandma and Grandpa’s, Fulton and Mimi’s, Fulton. She was a past member of TOPS and the Moose Auxiliary.

Mrs. LaPage was predeceased by her husband, Perry LaPage, and two sons, William and Larry LaPage.

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