Category Archives: Obituaries

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Emma Truax, worked at Nestle

Emma A. Truax, 90 of Volney, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center in Oswego.

A native of Bernhards Bay, she had resided in the Volney area most of her life. She had worked in the wrapping department at Nestle Company in Fulton and Mirabito Brothers Grocery in Fulton.

She loved cooking, baking, crafting, gardening and reading.

She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Aaron F. Truax, who died Jan. 22, 2012.

Surviving are her children, Linda (Robert) Gainer of Syracuse and Wayne (Terry) Truax of Palermo; three grandchildren, Wayne Jr., David and Julie; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton. Calling hours were held Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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Clifford Key, Pennellville resident

Clifford C. Key, 80, of Pennellville, died at home Sunday, June 10, 2012.

He was born in Syracuse to his late parents, Pauline (Wright) and Arthur M. Key, May 13, 1932. He was a graduate of Phoenix High School, later completing a four year apprenticeship in his selected field as a steamfitter.

He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters 818, now Local #267 Union, Syracuse.

He was a mason and member of the Callimachus Lodge 369 F.&A.M., Phoenix; a social member of VFW Post 5540, Phoenix; life member and past secretary of the Phoenix Rod & Gun Club; past president of the CNY Rod & Gun Club, Pennellville; and past member of the Phoenix Camp-Copper Lake Association.

He was predeceased by his grandson, John David.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Charlotte M. Rakaska; his children, Gale S. (Nick) Smith of Manlius, Larry Gillespie of South Carolina, Patrick (Terry) Key of Palermo, and Brian (Sue) Key of Chittenango; his grandchildren, Scott, Olivia, Marietta, Robert, Cory, Drew, Jessica, Christopher, Cheri, Brandon; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Brewer of Canoga Park, Calif., and Adeline Carol Adams of Sun City, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.

Services were held Thursday at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. The Rev. Richard H. Scheffler officiated. Burial was in Phoenix Rural Cemetery. Calling hours were held Wednesday. A Masonic service by members of his lodge was held Wednesday as well.

Contributions may be made to CNY Rod & Gun Club, 182 Peter Scott Rd., Pennellville, NY 13132.

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Jason Yablonski, union representative

Jason M. Yablonski, 32, of Fulton, died Monday, June 11, 2012.

He was born in Oswego and grew up in Mexico before moving to Fulton in 1994. He was a union representative for Barnes and Cones in Syracuse. He was a father to Sofia Marshall Yablonski.

He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Michael Yablonski and Irving Casler Sr.

In addition to his daughter, Sofia, he is survived by his mother, Sharon Casler of Fulton; his father, Gary Yablonski of Mexico; a sister, Kelly (Jamie) Hobbs of Cummings, Ga.; a brother, Gary Yablonski, Jr. of Fulton; maternal grandmother, Mary Casler of Fulton; two nieces, Alexzandra Sullivan and Morgan Hobbs; four nephews, Aaron Yablonski, Andrew Yablonski, Braydon Hobbs and Grayson Hobbs; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home.

Richard Pero, Army veteran

Richard W. “Dick” Pero, 79, of Oswego, died Monday, June 11, 2012 at University Hospital.

He was born in Syracuse and grew up in Cato before moving to Oswego in 1963. He was a self-employed truck driver for 24 years, shipping produce from Florida to New York before becoming a member of the Teamsters Local 317, Syracuse. He then drove for Lakeshore Transportation in Oswego until his retirement in 1998.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a collector of International Harvester tractors and collectibles.

He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Lena Pero, and by a brother, William Pero.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Hawk Pero; one son, Edward R. Pero of Oswego; a brother, Albert (Barbara) Pero of Liverpool; six grandchildren; and two nieces.

Calling hours and services were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Robert Whipple Sr., World War II veteran

Robert Whipple Sr., 87, of Pennellville, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union, Local 12, and the VFW Post 5540, Phoenix.

He was predeceased by his wife, Fran (LaPointe), and son, William.

Surviving are his son, Robert Jr.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be graveside at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18 in Pennellville Cemetery, County Route 54. Deacon Frank Forish will officiate and there will be U.S. Navy honors as well.

Arrangements are by Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix.

Loretta Munger, former bowling secretary

Loretta Munger, 89, of Fulton, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Fulton to the late Bronislaw and Antonina (Golec) Brzuchac.

Mrs. Munger has been a longtime resident of Fulton. She was a past communicant of St. Michael’s Church, Fulton. She was a past secretary of the Fulton Women Bowling league for many years.  She was also a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans.

Mrs. Munger was predeceased by her husband, Dominic Munger, who died in February of 2005, and her siblings, Sophia, Joseph, Raymond, Steven, Lillian, Geneva, and Janet.

She is survived by her children:  Joseph (Lisa) Munger of Fulton, David (Teresa) Munger of Fulton, Paul (Kathy) Munger of Fair Haven, and James (Marsha) Munger of Plattsburgh; her brother, Allan Brzuchac of Fulton; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held    today at 11:30 a.m. at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, with Rev. Wirkes officiating. Burial will be held privately at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted today from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230.

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Ioan Jones, Purple Heart recipient

Ioan G. “Jonesy” Jones, 88, of Fulton, died peacefully at home June 10, 2012.

Born in Maine, his father’s ministry took him to Wales, New Zealand, Newfoundland and finally settling in Fulton, where he lived for over 60 years.

He retired from Sealright after more than 30 years.  After retirement, he worked at Sanford and Burtis Fire Equipment.

He was a member of the Fulton Lions Club and Fulton Historical Society. He was also a member of Fulton First UMC.

He enjoyed woodworking and had a love of music that he had passed along to his children.

He was a World War II Pacific Theatre veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was predeceased by his wife, Natalie “Sis” Meagher Jones, who died in 1993.

He is survived by his companion, Carrie Palmer; five children, Megan (John) Galletta of Fulton, James (Cindy) Jones of Hastings, Sue (Edward) Kasperek of Fulton, Thomas (Jeri) Jones of Fulton and Julia (Paul) Hopman of Hannibal; nine grandchildren, Kate, Jen, Laura, Chris, Andy, Nick, Mo, Jim and Dan; great-granddaughter, Mylah; and great-grandson, Liam.  A graveside service was held Friday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Fulton First United Methodist Church Music Memorial Fund, 1408 St. Rte. 176, Fulton, 13069.

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

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Paulette Ferington, licensed practical nurse

Paulette Ferington, 63, of Volney, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Oswego to the late Wilma (Richardson) and Robert Roy. Mrs. Ferington has been a resident of Volney for 15 years. She worked as a licensed practical nurse. She retired after more than 20 years of service with A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton.

Mrs. Ferington enjoyed working with arts and crafts and she avidly crocheted.

She is survived by her longtime companion Lance Wilcox of Volney; four children, Isha Matthews of Syracuse, Jasen Matthews of Syracuse, Brandie (Charles) Hudson of Granby, and Nathan Wilcox of Volney; and four grandchildren, Amara Matthews, Madison Matthews, Jasen Matthews Jr. and Marleah Hudson.

Calling hours were held Monday in Sugar Funeral Home.

A committal service with burial will be cconducted at 9 a.m. tomorrow, June 14 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.