Category Archives: Obituaries

Ruby Bucher

Ruby J. Bucher, 93, of Fair Haven and formerly of Greenbrook, N.J., died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

Born June 18, 1918 in Walton, N.Y., Mrs. Bucher resided most of her life in Greenbrook before moving to Fair Haven several years ago. She managed a popular retail business in Plainfield, N.J. for 52 years before retiring 25 years ago.

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Obituary: Edwin Wells

Edwin Wells

Edwin J. Wells of Phoenix, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Morningstar Residential Care Center, Oswego, after a long illness.

Mr. Wells was born Sept. 5, 1923 in Oswego to his late parents, Mabel (Horr) and Edward Wells.

He was a member of the D-Company 29th Infantry, Oswego, during World War II.

He was a member of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department, Enterprise Fire Co., for over 52 years. He was a member of VFW Post 5540, and a life member of American Legion Post 418, both located in Phoenix.

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Obituary: Mary Castaldo

Mary E. Castaldo, 91, of Oswego, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Morningstar Residential Care, Oswego.

Mrs. Castaldo was born in Fulton, the daughter of the late Joseph and Carmella (Mussolini) Munger. She was a resident of Oswego most of her life. Mrs. Castaldo enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of the American Contract Bridge League.

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Obituary: Robert Retallick

Robert “Bob” Raymond Retallick, 79, of Idaho, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at Heritage Homes in Rexburg of causes incident to age and dementia.

Mr. Retallick was born Dec. 15, 1932 in Mechanicville, N.Y. to Howard Wilson Retallick and Alice Atkins. He spent almost his entire life in the state of New York.

He attended Union University School of Pharmacy in Schenectady and later earned his master’s degree in hospital pharmacy administration from Long Island University. He worked as a pharmacist most of his adult life.

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Obituary: William Chapman

William Chapman

William Chapman
owned Foster’s in Fulton

William J. Chapman, 85, of Fulton, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

Born in Fulton, he was a life resident. He owned and operated Foster’s in Fulton for 38 years. He had partnered with Dick Bergan and Leo Greco to form BCG Development Corporation, which helped to develop the downtown area of Fulton.

He was a communicant of Holy Family Church. He had attended Oswego State.
An Army veteran, he served in Japan. He was a charter member of Beaver Meadows Country Club.

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