Category Archives: Obituaries

Catherine White, life resident of Fulton

Catherine A. White, 80, died peacefully Sept. 5, 2012 at her son’s home in Ormond Beach, Fla. after a long illness.

Mrs. White was born to the late Frederick and Anna (Butler) Clancy in Oswego.  She has been a life resident of Fulton and for the last 10 years she began summering in Fulton and wintering in Florida.

Mrs. White was a past communicant of St. Michael’s Church, Fulton.

She was pre-deceased by her husband of 49 years, Alfred “Fred” White in 2001, and her brothers, twin Robert, Jack, Joseph, and Francis Clancy.

Mrs. White is survived by her children, Robert White of Florida and Peggy (Will) Navagh of Fulton; sister, Helen Bellamy of Fayetteville; brother David Clancy of Oneida; two grandchildren, Eric and Lindsay Navagh; sister-in-laws, Margaret Beckwith, Beverly Clancy, Carol Clancy, Mary Latino, and Catherine White; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.  at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were held Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 149 South Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, FL. 32114.


Carmelo Restuccio, World War II veteran

Carmelo “Carmen” Restuccio, 88, of Phoenix, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at the Francis House.

He was born in Oswego where he was raised and educated. Mr. Restuccio was a World War II Army veteran. He retired from General Electric in Liverpool.

His memberships include past president of the General Electric Retirees Club and Life Member of the Phoenix VFW Post #5540.

He is predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.

Surviving is his wife of 31 years, Linda A. (Moore) Restuccio of Phoenix.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Maurer Funeral Home, Moyers Corners, Baldwinsville.

The Rite of Committal and burial followed in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Baldwinsville. Calling hours were held Monday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave. Syracuse, NY 13208.


Edmund Okoniewski, U.S. veteran

Edmund R. “Eddie O” Okoniewski died Aug. 31, 2012 at the age of 87. He was a veteran.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen S. (Gadawski) Okoniewski.

Surviving are daughters, Lisa (Herman Parker) Okoniewski and Karen Okoniewski; grandchild, Suzanne Parker; sister-in-law Arlene Okoniewski; and nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by two sisters and one brother.

Calling hours were held Thursday and Friday at the (Tonawanda Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Amelia Church.

Judy Trepasso, retired school monitor

Judy E. Trepasso, 68, of Fulton, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

She was born in West Point to the late Carl and Doris (Ripley) Mealus. Mrs. Trepasso has been a resident of Fulton for 47 years.  She retired from the Fulton Consolidated School System as a school monitor after 10 years of service.

Mrs. Trepasso has been an active volunteer with Fulton Booster Club since 1983. She was an avid fan and supporter of all Fulton Sports.

She was pre-deceased by her brother, Tom Mealus.

Mrs. Trepasso is survived by her husband of 47 years, David Trepasso of Fulton; two children, Sandy (Thomas) Strauss and Thomas (Rhonda) Trepasso, both of Fulton; her siblings:  William (Vicky) Mealus and Cathy (Ed) Dreythaler, both of Harrisville, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Strauss and Grace and Caleb Trepasso; and several nieces and nephews.

The Trepasso family will receive family and friends Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Manor at Lakeview Lanes, 723 N.Y.S. Rte. 3, Fulton. Burial will be private.

Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, has care of the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Fulton Booster Club/Treasurer: Margaret Beckwith, 6 Ellen St. Fulton, NY 13069.

Gerald Minnoe, former Phoenix resident

Gerald Bernard “Bunker” Minnoe, 82, a former Phoenix, Mexico, and New Port Richey, Fla. resident, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Sterling, Colo.

He was born Nov. 6, 1929 to his late parents, Gerald B. and Lois (Waldron) Minnoe. He married Jeannette L. Earl of Phoenix April 12, 1947.

He was a member and officer of the Phoenix United Methodist Church, longtime member of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department, a mason with Callimachus Lodge #369, F&AM, Phoenix, and the Lions Club in Mexico.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeannette of Sterling, Colo; a son, Ralph (Charlotte) Minnoe of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Alane (William) Nightingale of Lliff, Colo.; a grandson, Jeffery (Tammy) of Summerville, S.C.; a granddaughter, Jen (Brian) Grauberger of Lliff, Colo.; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Lois) Minnoe of Baldwinsville; sisters, Mary (Wayne) Marsh of Phoenix, and Connie Marsh of Florida; a brother-in-law and close friend, Dale (Mary) Earl of Fulton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Gerry Minnoe, and seven sisters. Services will be held Saturday Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Phoenix United Methodist Church, 49 Jefferson St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Susan Townsend officiating. Burial will be in Chase Cemetery, 9450 N.Y.S. Rte. 48, Phoenix.

Contributions may be made to the Phoenix Fire Department, c/o Enterprise Fire Co., 457 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Homes, Phoenix, has charge of local arrangements.

Bette Turner, former Phoenix resident

Bette Elizabeth Turner, 90, a former Phoenix resident, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at Iroquois Nursing Home, Jamesville.

She was born in Syracuse to her late parents, Eva (Patnod) and

Raymond Alley, July 14, 1922. She was a graduate of Fayetteville High School. She was later employed by Carrier Corp., and General Electric Co.. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the North Central Assembly of God Church, North Syracuse.

Her husband of 64 years, Donald H. Turner, died Sept. 7, 2011.

She is survived by her children,

Lynda Joy (Bill) Bush of Hastings, Earl R. (Barbara) Turner of East Syracuse, and Holly Jean (David) Parkhurst of Kansas City, Mo.; her sister, Doris Mahney of Madison, Wisc.; her sister-in-law, Betty T. Ruetsch of Fulton; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours were held Wednesday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. Services will be held today, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, 431 Main St., with Pastor Eric Hamlin officiating.

Burial will take place at a later date in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Donald Pachoud, retired from Armstrong

Donald P. Pachoud, 91, of Palermo, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.

Born in New Haven, he was a life resident of the Palermo and New Haven areas.  He retired from Armstrong World Industries in Fulton as a tow motor operator.

He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene L. Pachoud, who died in 2006.

Surviving are six children, Donald Pachoud Jr. of Palermo, Jean Hable of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Barbara Waldron of Liverpool, Judy Dolbear of Palermo, Joy Klinger of Duncannon, Pa., and Diane Pachoud of Liverpool; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were private. There were no calling hours. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126 or to the Oswego County Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 4, Oswego, 13126.

Richard Burr, retired from Nestle

Richard M. Burr, 78, of Phoenix, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Lowville to the late Richard and Rachel (Leaf) Burr. He has been a resident of Phoenix for 60 years. Mr. Burr retired from Nestle, Fulton after 48 years of service. He worked at the Brewerton Speedway  as the tow truck driver.

He was pre-deceased by his son, Melvin R. Burr, who died in 2002.

Mr. Burr is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Burr of Phoenix; two sons, James Burr of Phoenix and Raymond (Patty) Burr of Phoenix; two sisters Linda Fazekas of Boonville and Irene Golden of Boonville; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral services. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours were conducted Wednesday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.