Category Archives: Obituaries

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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Elizabeth Burgdorf, retired Hannibal teacher

Elizabeth M. “Pam” McGlen Burgdorf, 87, of Fair Haven, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

Born in North Hannibal, she graduated from Hannibal High School and SUNY Oswego with a bachelor of arts degree in education.

She was a second-grade school teacher with Hannibal Central School District where she retired in 1979. She was a communicant of St. Jude’s Chapel, Fair Haven.

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Frederick Crimmins Sr., owned Smiedy’s Disposal

Frederick J. Crimmins Sr., of Oswego, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Oswego to Joseph and Mary (McCaffery) Crimmins. He was the owner and operator of Smiedy’s Disposal of Oswego.

Mr. Crimmins is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Crimmins of Oswego; his children, Joseph M. Crimmins of Oswego, Frederick J. Crimmins Jr. of Oswego, and Deborah A. (Richard) Dann of Mexico; stepchildren, Karen Smiedy of Oswego, Dennis (Janet) Rogers of Oswego, and John Smiedy of Syracuse; siblings, Michael Crimmins of Virginia, Carol Sawyer of Oswego, Marylou Monica of Buffalo, Theresa (Tony) Froio, of Fulton, Donna Tunis of Oswego, and Catherine Taylor; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home.


George Tallents, World War II veteran

George H. Tallents, 91, died after a brief illness Sunday, April 29, 2012 at home with his family by his side.

Born in Oneida, he was raised in Fulton and Watertown. Mr. Tallents served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, stationed on Saipan in the South Pacific.

He had owned and operated George Tallents Plumbing and Heating in Fulton for 50 years. He was a long time member of the American Legion after his military service.

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Jean LaFave, teacher’s aide

Jean S. LaFave, 76, of Liverpool, died at the Eastern Star Home in Oriskany Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Born in Gouverneur, she was raised in Oswegatchie by her late parents, Ailsa Erline (Harrington) and Hollis Llewelyn Scruton. She attended school in Clifton Fine and was a graduate of SUNY Canton.

She was a teacher’s aide at Emerson J. Dillon Junior High School, Phoenix, as well as a homemaker.

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Albert Searles, Minetto UMC member

Albert Monroe Searles, 99, of Volney, died April 27, 2012.

Born in Oswego, he was a life resident of the Oswego and Volney areas. He was a 50-year member of Minetto United Methodist Church and was the oldest living male member.

In 2006, he was honored as the oldest person living in the Town of Volney and was given the honor of serving as the Grand Marshall for the parade that year.

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Betty Askew, Granby resident

Betty I. Askew, 86, of Granby, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Ellenburg Center, she has lived in the Fulton area since 1987. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Baldwinsville and was a member of the Senior Group. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, knitting, sewing, cooking and gardening.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin A. Askew, who died in 1989.

She is survived by her children, David, Cynthia Leierer, Wayne, Paul and Elaine Johnston; siblings, Cortis Hobbs, Shirley Drummond, Harley Hobbs and David Hobbs;15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours and service were held Tuesday at Temple Baptist Church, Baldwinsville. Burial was in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 2295 Downer St., Baldwinsville, 13027

Foster Funeral Home, Inc. was in care of arrangements.