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Ruth Greco, retired from Nestle

Ruth M. Greco, 76, of Granby, died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Community General Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Merrimack, Mass., she had resided in the Granby and Fulton areas since 1965. She retired in 1995 from Nestle Company in Fulton after 28 years.

She had attended the Fulton Alliance Church in Fulton.

She was predeceased by a sister Joyce Huntress of Exeter, N.H.

Surviving are her husband, Vincent “Dan” Greco of Granby; a son, Fred Craig of Fulton; three daughters, Darlene Dickquist of Utah and Louise (Ron) Rombach and Laura (Mark) Stacy, all of Fulton; a step-daughter, Anne Marie Greco of Massachusetts, a step-son, Christopher Greco of Newburyport, Mass.; four sisters, Eleanor Childs of Pelham, N.H, Shirley Jones of Merrimack, Mass., Bernice Ordway of Fulton and Phyllis Fanning of Beverly, Mass.; a brother, Henry Craig of Exeter, N.H.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private and there will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Fulton Alliance Church, 1044 State Route 48, Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Kathy Powers, Certified Public Accountant

Kathy Powers, 52, of Grayslake, IL, died at home Monday, June 4, 2012.

She was born May 27, 1960 in Rochester, N.H. to Alfred and Patricia Dupre. She was a Certified Public Accountant and member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Terry; her daughter, Stacie Powers; her son, Gregory Powers; her mother, Patricia Dupre; and her brother, Jim Dupre.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Friends of the family may visit from 10 to 11:00 a.m., today, June 9, 2012 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at the church.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (Team Kathy Powers–Special Forces), Participant ID 5448246, Doug Adolph, 8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.

Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.


Joyce LaFlamm, retired payroll clerk

Joyce A. LaFlamm, 76, of Fulton, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at home.

Born in Fulton she was a life resident. She retired as a payroll clerk from A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford L. LaFlamm, who died May 27, 2003.

Surviving are a step-son, Edward (Mary) LaFlamm of North Carolina; step-daughter, Barb Bough of Arizona; great-niece, Dorothy (Andy) Fenske of Fulton; grandson, Duane (Kathleen) Cummins of Oswego; brother-in-law, Red Minota; and several step-grandchildren, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Calling hours and service were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.


Robert Green, owned 1979 Camaro

Robert E. Green, 34, died June 3, 2012.

He was born May 15, 1978 in Oswego to Leah and David Green Sr. He enjoyed his dog, “Mickey.” He also revealed a desire to live and work in the agricultural lifestyle and was in the process of building a farm. He owned and liked to ride motorcycles and was a knowledgeable mechanic.

One of his treasures was his 1979 Camaro.

He was predeceased by his parents, Leah and David Green Sr.

He is survived by two sisters, Amanda Paro and Christina Reynolds; one brother, David Green Jr., eight nieces; three nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours and services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home,  Fulton.  Burial for Bobby and his parents, Leah and David Green Sr., was in Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal.


Emily Babcock, retired court clerk

Emily V. Babcock, 66, of Granby, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Margaretville, she was a 31-year resident of Granby. She retired from Granby Town Court in 2007 after 15 years as the court clerk.

She previously had a ceramics business in Long Island for many years. She was a member of the Granby Center Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping, arts, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving: her husband of 50 and a half years, Harold Babcock; children, Jennifer Meyerriecks of Rochester, N.H., Kurt (Barbara) Babcock of Cortland, Kerry (Gerald, Jr.) Truax of Liverpool; three grandchildren, Melissa (Michael), Sabrina, and Seth; two great-grandchildren, Blake and Maverick; a brother, Robert (Jacki) VanValkenburgh; a sister, Susan Needham; an uncle, Gerald Mestyanek; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in Halcott Cemetery, Halcott.


Joseph Pfeifer, Merchant Marine

Joseph C. Pfeifer, 85, a resident of Oswego, died May 29, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Minetto, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Helen (Routcliffe) Pfeifer.

He was a member of the Merchant Marine during World War II. He worked as a tow motor operator for 50 years at Sealright Co. and retired in 1992.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing and was an avid Yankees fan. He was a trustee of St. Louis’s Church for over 20 years.

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Judith Rawson, Phoenix resident

Judith A. Rawson, 67, of Lock Street, Phoenix, died Thursday May 31, 2012.

She was a college graduate. She was a court accountant for HSBC Bank, Buffalo.

Surviving are her daughters, Michelle A. Anderson of Pennsylvania and Dawn M. Rawson of Mexico; two step-sisters, Jean E. DuBois of Fulton and Joan A. Carey of Liverpool; an aunt; a uncle; and several nieces.

Calling hours will be held today, June 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

A service will follow the visitation period in funeral home.