Category Archives: Obituaries

George E. Fuller Jr.

George E. Fuller Jr. of Fulton, died March 9, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Fulton, son of George E. Fuller Sr. and Florence (Ware) Fuller, where he resided most of his life. He lived in Northern Quebec for five years. He was an avid outdoorsman.

He graduated from Fulton High School and served two years in the Army during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Elks Club and VFW in Fulton.

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Geneva Kempston

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.

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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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