Marie Jackson, 82, of Oswego, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Oswego Hospital.
Mrs. Jackson was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Michael and Sophie (Zayown) Jackson. She was a former sales clerk at JoAnn Fabrics, Oswego.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by her daughters, Barbara Earhart and Nancy Gilbert, both of Oswego; her brother, Frank Jackson of Arizona; her sister, Virginia Kudrna, of North Dakota; and three grandchildren, Erick, Brittany, and Megan.
She was predeceased by three brothers, John, Stanley, and Joseph Jackson.
Funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.
Geneva L. Kempston, 92, of Fulton, died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at her home following a brief illness.
A native of Oswego, she had resided in Fulton most of her life. Mrs. Kempston was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton and a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Pere LeMoyne #833.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert S. Kempston; sons, Richard and Louis Kempston; and brothers, Walter, Vincent and Rev. Philip Lavere.
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.
Stephen Darby, 45, of Fulton, died March 3, 2012 at home after a long illness.
He was born in Syracuse. He previously lived in Cato and Oswego before moving to Fulton 12 years ago. He graduated from Morrisville College with an associate degree in Wood-Product Technology. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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.
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.
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.