Category Archives: Obituaries


Audrey Jachimek, retired from Nestle

Audrey Hanlon Jachimek, 84, formerly of Fulton died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at St. Luke Residential Health Services in Oswego following a long illness.

A native of Phoenix, she had resided in Fulton most of her life. She had worked at Sealright Co. in Fulton, General Electric Co. in Liverpool and retired from Nestle Co. in Fulton after many years.

She was a former member of several bowling leagues at Lakeview Lanes and enjoyed playing Bingo, poker, gambling, slot machines and traveling with family and senior citizens on trips.

She was a former member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary and volunteer at the Oswego Harborfest for many years.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Philip) LaBarge of Fulton; her son, Henry (Barbara Coufal) Jachimek Jr. of Plattsmouth, NE; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held April 9 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Rev. Mark Kimpland officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Oswego County, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Walter Krolikowski, Oswego resident

Walter E. Krolikowski, 61, of Oswego died Thursday, April 5, 2012 in the Oswego Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Oswego, the son of Shirley Krolikowski and the late Edward Krolikowski.

He was formerly employed with A & E Transport in Syracuse, where he transported disabled children.

Mr. Krolikowski enjoyed communicating with people through his CB radio, and he was a big fan of Elvis Presley.

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Joan Clark, Fulton resident

Joan A. DeMatteo Clark, 78, of Fulton, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at home following a brief illness.

She retired as office manager at Palmer’s Chevrolet and had previously worked at Par-K Enterprises and Cole Muffler all in Fulton. She loved dancing and gardening.

She was predeceased by a son, David “Mike” LeVea; daughter, Lisa Milliken; and brother, Donald DeMatteo.

Surviving are her children, Kathy LeVea of Penfield, Billy (Missy) LeVea of Hannibal, Jay (Kelly) LeVea of Fulton, Tami (Steve) Shinnick of Elkton, Md., John (Becky) Clark of Fulton, and Curtis Clark of Elkton, Md.; sister, Mary Jane Maliszewski of Fulton; brother, Louis DeMatteo of Wildwood, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson and two nieces.

Calling hours will be held today, April 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with services to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.

James Crego, retired from Nestle

James M. Crego, 72, of Fulton, died March 31, 2012 at home after a long illness.

He was the son of the late James and Ethel (Thompson) Crego. Mr. Crego retired from Nestles after more than 40 years. He was a member of the Cody Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Annie Crego of Fulton; two daughters, Jane (Rodney DeLong) Crego of Fulton and Rebecca Crego of Fulton; three brothers, Gerald Crego, Richard Crego, and Jack Crego; five sisters, Maureen Holsapple, Diane Collazo, Carol Runions, Clara Chorney and Ethel May Crego; one granddaughter, Victoria Crego; and several nieces and nephews.

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Ronald Ives, Navy veteran

Ronald E. Ives, 61, of Fulton, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Fulton, he was a life resident. He had worked at Affordable Heating in Mexico for many years. He had previously worked at Cyclotherm Boiler and was co-owner of Wal-Ron Boiler Parts and Service, both in Oswego.

He was a former member of VFW Post 369 in Mexico. He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1973 to 1977.

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Dwight Murphy, born in Fulton

Dwight Louis (Doc) Murphy, 83, of Georgetown, S.C., died March 29, 2012 from complications involving COPD, a chronic pulmonary disease.

He was born May 10, 1928 in Fulton to Dwight Louis and Margaret Howe Murphy. He was an avid sailor and taught sailing at the Fair Haven Yacht Club. He built both Prams and Thistles.

He received a BA in music from Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and a master’s degree in music from the Manhattan School of Music in NYC. From 1952-1954, he taught at the Army band training school at Fort Dix, N.J. and played in the orchestra for the USO. He also played the trombone and double bass with many big bands from the era.

After marrying Nancy (Nanny) Louise Purcell July 13, 1957, he taught music in Munnsville, N.Y. for several years before moving to Lake Placid, where he taught band and orchestra in the local school and played with the Lake Placid Club Band.

In the early 1960s, the family relocated to Altamont, N.Y. where he taught music in the Colonie school district for 28 years and played double bass in the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Upon retirement from public school teaching, he started on a lifelong dream project of building a 38’ cruising sailboat made of Ferro cement called “Mrs. Murphy.”

Upon turning 50, he built his first banjo from a kit and learned the claw hammer style. He also picked up his fiddle again, focusing on the old time fiddle tunes. In 1993, he began documenting, collecting and notating old tunes for younger classical students not versed in learning by ear.

He instructed both adults and children at the Music School in Georgetown for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Purcell Murphy of Georgetown, S.C.; daughter, Martha Murphy of Reno, Nev.; son, Mark Edmond Murphy of Shohola, Pa.; two granddaughters, Molly and Sally Murphy; two grandsons, Samuel and Airman Jacob Earl; sister, Sheila Bidwell of Naples, Fla.; brothers, Mark H. Murphy of Englewood, N.J. and Kevin Murphy of Salinas, Calif.; sister–in-law, Patricia Purcell of Roslindale, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and students.

A musical–personal tribute will be held today, April 7 at the Newton’s Black Water River lot from 3 to 5  p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Old Time Herald at or Old Time Music Group, PO Box 61679 Durham, NC 27715.