Category Archives: Obituaries

Clayton Green, resident of Hannibal

Clayton J. Green, 73, of Hannibal, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Belleville Ontario, Canada, he had lived in the Hannibal area for the last 45 years.

He retired from I.B.E.W. Local 243 after more than 50 years. He enjoyed gardening.

He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Jeannie Green, who died in 2010.

He is survived by his four children, Kim (Frank Cook) Green, Clayton (Roxanne) Green Jr., Kirby (Cindy) Green, and Cindy (Mike) Ware; three sisters, Phyllis Green, Shirley Houle and Eva Maracle; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services and burial will be held at a later date at Christ Church on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario, Canada.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of local arrangements.


William Baldwin, World War II veteran

William I. Baldwin, 87, of Fulton, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at home with his family.

He was born in Irving, Mass. to the late Milton and Matilda (Kline) Baldwin. He was a resident of Fulton for most of his life. Later in retirement, he and his wife wintered in Florida. Mr. Baldwin was a United States veteran having served in the Army during World War II.

He retired from Sealright after 28 years and six years with Armstrong, Fulton as a chef with food service. He was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus #254.

Mr. Baldwin was in charge of catering the Knights of Columbus functions for several years.

He was pre-deceased by his siblings, Frank Baldwin and Virginia Gifford.

Mr. Baldwin is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anna Mae (Hogan) Baldwin of Fulton; two children, William M. (Bonnie) Baldwin of North Carolina and Daryl Ann (Phillip) Cobb of Oswego; three siblings, Louis (Colleen) Baldwin of Fulton, Milton (Nancy) Baldwin and Joan (Robert) Smith, all of Fulton; four grandchildren, Tracie, Tim, Deana, and Michelle; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Gabriela, Greyson, Avery, Quinnton, and Casey; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton. The Rev. Robert Stephenson officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were conducted Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126 or the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

Nancy Haney, worked at Lee Memorial

Nancy Gritzer Haney died peacefully Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the age of 72 with loved ones by her side.

She was born April 22, 1940 in Johnstown, Pa., a daughter to the late Michael and Anna Krizansky Gritzer. After graduation from high school, she married Thomas P. Haney and they lived in New Jersey where she worked as an executive secretary and as a realtor before moving to Fulton.

While in Fulton, she worked for many years at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital as the Director of Volunteer Services.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 37 years, Thomas P. Haney, and two sisters, Shirley Demyan and Evelyn Thomas.

She is survived by her son, Sean Patrick Haney; a brother-in-law, George Thomas; four sisters-in-law, Agnes Naugle, Virginia Witherow, Roberta Vasbinder and Rosemary Zimmerman as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Monday, July 2 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057-0007 or to the American Red Cross, Onondaga-Oswego Chapter, 220 Herald Place, Syracuse, NY 13202.

Clara Kurhela, former Schroeppel resident

Clara M. Kurhela, 88, a former Schroeppel resident, died at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton, Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

She was born in Volney to her late parents, Clara (Baker) and James Curran.

She was a lab technician for General Electric, Syracuse, retiring in 1984 after 24 years of service.

A lady of faith, she was a member of the Central Square Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnessess.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wlfred G. Kurhela in 2004, and her son, Eric Kurhela in 2003.

Surviving are her daughters and son, Elizabeth Russell of Inverness, Fla., Elsa (Sully) Nappa of Hannibal, and Arvid Kurhela of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held today, July 7 at 10 a.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Calling hours were held yesterday at the funeral home.

Burial will be held Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. in Roosevelt Cemetery, 4434 N.Y.S. Rte. 49, Schroeppel.

Contributions may be made to Central Square Congregation of the Jehovah’s  Wittnesses, 12 Gildner Rd., Central Square, NY 13036.


Grace Storrs, licensed practical nurse

Grace “Pat” Storrs, 78, of Fulton, died Sunday, July 1, 2012.

She was born in the Town of Champion, a daughter to the late Ruth Brownell. She lived in Fulton from 1964 to 1984. Upon her retirement from Syroco, she moved to Hudson, Fla. where she worked as an LPN. In 2006, she moved back to Fulton to be closer to her family.

She was predeceased by a brother, Larry Brownell.

She is survived by four children, Clark (Kim) Storrs of Williamstown, Dwain Storrs of Mexico, Cathy (Ben) Nagel of Fulton, and Eric (Marjorie) Storrs of Fulton; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Graveside services will be at a later date.

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


Holly Swartz, raised in Fulton

Holly Waby Swartz, 67, of Largo, Fla. died Monday, Feb. 20 at Morton Plant Hospital after a long battle with lung cancer.

Born January 12, 1945 in Klamath Falls, Ore., she was the daughter of Fred and Marie Boyle Waby. She was raised in Fulton and graduated from Fulton High School in 1963.

Mrs. Swartz was a teacher for over 40 years in the Pinellas County School system in Florida and she retired from Largo Middle School.

She is survived by two daughters, Amy (Benton) Wells of St. Pete and Heidi (Brian) Casson of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren, Israel Casson and Pyper Casson;  foster grandchildren; an aunt, Helen (Skeezie) Boyle; and cousins Doreen Greule (Jean Kaminsky), Lana (Paul) Perron, Tony (Claudia) Boyle, Patty Boyle, and Terry (George) Moore.

A burial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. July 13 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Lake Avenue, Auburn.

Contributions may be made to the Suncoast Hospice in Largo Florida or Stand Up To Cancer at

Walter Glod, Navy veteran

Walter S. Glod, 86, of Fulton, died July 2, 2012 from the return of a brain tumor. He died at home with his family at his side.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was very proud of his Naval military career and his 30 years of employment with Container Corporation of America.

He was a lifetime member of the Fulton Polish Home and other various American Legions, VFWs and the Moose Lodge.

He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Betty, who died in 1997.

He is survived by five children, Francis (Midge) Glod, Rosemary (Lyle) Kellogg, Walter J. Glod, Joanne “Mark” Graham and James “Lisa” Glod; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his companion, Beverly Clark.

Funeral services were held Friday at Fulton First United Methodist Church, Fulton. Burial was St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were held Thursday at the Fulton First United Methodist Church.

Contributions may be made to the Fulton Polish Home Scholarship Fund, 153 W. First St., Fulton, NY 13069.

Joanne Parks, Fulton resident

Joanne W. Parks of Fulton died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Glen Cove, Long Island to the late Blair and Mary (Casey) White.

She has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life.

Mrs. Parks was past employed with Marine Midland Bank, Fulton and she was also a past member of the Holy Family Altar Rosary Society.

Mrs. Parks is survived by her husband of 47 years, Donald Parks of Fulton; three daughters,  Sharon (Thomas) Burns of New Windsor, N.Y., Sheila (Robert) Britton of Fulton, and Kathleen (Mike Wright) Parks of Webster, N.Y.; brother, J. Casey (Margie) White of California; sister, Phyllis (Blayne) Webb of Fulton; eight grandchildren, Dylan, Jocelyn, Kelsey, Alex, Seth, Zachary, Michael, and Cory; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted today, June 30 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Robert Stephenson.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were held Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.