Category Archives: Obituaries

Priscilla Colosimo, elementary teacher

Priscilla (Looker) Colosimo of Milwaukee, Wisc. and recently of Savannah, Ga., died July 21, 2012 after a long illness.

She was born Jan. 25, 1921 to Floyd and Maud Looker in Mt. Pleasant, N.Y. She married Robert Colosimo of Fulton, who predeceased her in 1999.

She was an elementary teacher in the Fulton schools before relocating with her family to Waterford, Wisc. in 1966, where she was a librarian and an elementary teacher in the Fox River School.

She returned to New York State and became a registered nurse. She worked in Lee Memorial Hospital and the Harwood and Michaud Nursing Homes as well as private duty nursing.

She and her husband moved back to Milwaukee where she lived until 2009 when she went to Savannah.  She was a parishioner of St. Bernadette Church in Milwaukee.

She is survived by five children, Judith (Milo) Moore of Savannah; Jacqueline (Dick) Henning of Appleton, Wisc.; Janelle of San Mateo, Calif.; Jerrold of Milwaukee; and Jennifer Naus of Appleton; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by her daughter, Julie (Bob) Johnson, who died in 2010.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, Milwaukee, July 27.

Krause Funeral Home, Milwaukee, was in care of arrangements.

Eugene Ropelewski, resident of Fulton

Eugene Ropelewski, 87, of Fulton, died Sunday, July 22,2012 at Senenca Hill Manor with his family by his side.

He was born in Elmira and has been a resident of Fulton for over 25years. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #273. He was the owned and operated Gene’s Heating & Air Conditioning in Fulton.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Cathcart of Fulton; children, Paul of Florida, Antionette Lyons of Florida, Markee Cathcart of Fulton, Kevin and Keith Sheridan of Oswego, Kim McPherson of Oswego, Kathy Sheridan Bradwisch of Oswego, Erin Cartcart of Syracuse, and Sean Cathcart of Baldwinsville; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Steven Cooper Sr., Eagle Scout

Steven C. Cooper, Sr., 51, of Fair Haven, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at home.

Born in Oswego, he was a life resident of the Fair Haven area. He was the greenskeeper at Springbrook Golf Course in Sterling which he had helped his family build. He graduated from the National Hardwood Lumber Association Inspection Training School Dec. 12, 1980 and had worked in the lumber industry before working at the family golf course.

He was an Eagle Scout and had been very active with the scouts.

He was predeceased by his father, Clarence Cooper, who died in 1989 and an uncle and close friend, Manford Lehne, who died in 2009.

Surviving are a son, Steven C. Cooper Jr. of Fair Haven; mother, Patricia Cooper Maxon of Sterling; a brother, Curt (Lisa) Cooper of Sterling; two step-sisters, Alayne (Neil) Howard of Hudson and Joyce (Jurgen) Englehardt of Maine; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held tomorrow, July 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. There are no services. Burial will be private at the family’s convenience.

Contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Fire Dept. P.O. Box 334, Fair Haven, NY 13064.

Jerry Stoutenger, life resident of Phoenix

Jerry F. Stoutenger, 46, of Phoenix, died unexpectedly Wednesday July 18, 2012.

He was born to his late parents, Elizabeth (Towsley) and Lloyd H. Stoutenger Sr., July 3, 1966.

A life resident, he was a graduate of John C. Birdlebough High School in 1985.

He was a landscaper for T. J.’s Lawns Plus, Phoenix. He had a huge passion for his sports. He loved snowmobiling, motocross, and boating with his friends.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Chris Stoutenger; two children, Cherish Stoutenger and Jeremie Stoutenger; his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Tom and Kay Stoutenger, Sue and Dick Ungleich, Ed and Linda Stoutenger, Liz and Richard Kobus, Lloyd and Mary Stoutenger, Jr., Penny and Dave Finch and Terry and JoAnn Stoutenger; and aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours and services were held Monday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. Burial was in Chase Cemetery.

Contributions may be made directly to the family.

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Ruth Casey, retired from Sealright

Ruth E. Casey, 106, of Fulton, died Sunday July 15, 2012 at Michaud Nursing Home.

A private burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

She was born Oct. 23, 1905 in Fulton to Verner and Clare DeCare Dealons. She retired from Sealright. She enjoyed Bingo and antiquing.

She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick J. Casey, in 1971 and son, Richard Albright, in 1979.

She is survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, special friends, Pauline Kaestle and Joanne Graham, many friends, and the caregivers at Michaud Nursing Home.

Ann Foster, retired bookkeeper

Ann Foster, 94, of Fulton, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney.

She was born in Utica to the late Graham and Carrie (Fuller) Bushell. Mrs. Foster retired as a bookkeeper with Ure Insurance Agency, Fulton.

She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, a past Matron of Elizabeth Chapter #105 Fulton, and a member of the Fulton Women’s Club, and the Interior Decorators Club.

She is also a member of the Granby Seniors, Volney Seniors, and A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Mrs. Foster was a past member of the 1st Baptist Church, Fulton and a member of the First United Church, Fulton.

She was pre-deceased by husband Willard Foster in 1980.

Mrs. Foster is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Charles) Irwin of Martville; her twin sister, Mary Phares of Fulton; two grandchildren, Cheryl Horning, and Richard Burdick; nephew, David Phares; great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be held privately. There are no calling hours.

Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Margaret Calderone, retired account clerk

Margaret E. Calderone, 88, of Oswego, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Adams, she resided in the Fulton and Oswego areas for many years. She retired in 1988 from Oswego County Department of Public Works as an account clerk after 15 years.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fulton. She enjoyed genealogy, reading and puzzles.

Surviving are four sons, William W. (Cheri), Thomas M. (Gloria) and David L., all of Oswego, and August J. (Susan) of Fulton; two daughters, Ann M. Calderone of Syracuse and Jean C. (Michael) Truckey of Erving, Mass.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 837 State Route 48, Fulton. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Adams. Calling hours were held yesterday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

William Frawley, served in Air Force

William “Bill” Frawley, 79, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Mr. Frawley served four years in the Air Force and then went on to American Airlines where he was an aircraft maintenance crew chief for 40 years.

Upon retirement, he continued with his passion through volunteering at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Carvey Frawley of Trophy Club, Texas; children, William Frawley Jr. (Karen Santillo) of Liverpool, Mark Frawley of Keller, Texas, MaryFrances Frawley of Keller, Texas and Steven Frawley of Dallas, Texas; and grandchildren, Amanda Frawley, Tatum Frawley, Corey Crockett and Sean Frawley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 27 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corners of South Third and Rochester streets, Fulton. A luncheon at The Oasis at Thunder Island, 21 Wilcox Road, Fulton will immediately follow.

Contributions may be made to the Grapevine Library. Those seeking morei information may visit “Remembering Bill” at memorialwebsites.legacy.com/BillFrawley-MemoryWalk.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of local arrangements.