Category Archives: Obituaries

Marie E. Lake, nurse, fitness instructor

marie lakeMarie E. Lake, 83, of Scriba, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Friday morning May 2.

A lifelong resident of Oswego, born March 7, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Zell and Doris Hall.

Marie graduated from Milford Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Delaware in 1951. She went on to obtain her master’s degree and graduated in one of the first nationwide nurse clinician programs in 1975.

She started her career at Oswego Hospital and went on to teach nursing in Georgetown, Delaware and Oswego County BOCES.  After a life changing event, Marie devoted herself to teaching fitness and opened Lake Fitness Studio in Scriba.

She was a very spiritual person and a Master Reiki practitioner. She also taught yoga and tai chi classes.

She was an active RSVP volunteer and taught line dancing classes throughout Oswego County. She and her husband were members of the Shirts and Skirts square dancing club, in which she hand crafted their costumes.

Surviving are her loving husband, Elijah “Laker” Lake, Jr.; children, Victoria Agosta, Melissa Dawson, Benjamin (Lesa) Ellerd and Christopher Ellerd; step-children, Eli (Ann) Lake, Peter (Madonna) Lake, Loraine (Don) Titus and Jason Lake; grandchildren, Vincent (Becky) Agosta, Kimberly (Mark) Salerno, Melanie Cabrera, William Dawson, Kelly (Kerry) Maguire and Mackenzie Ellerd as well as eight great-grandchildren.

She also leaves her beloved dog, Mary and her dearest friends, Michelle Parrish and Betty Murphy.

Marie was predeceased by her sisters, Jean Giambo and Ann Lamphear and her grandson, Benjamin Ellerd IV.

A memorial service was held May 6 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.  There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oswego County Animal Welfare League (OCAWL) at www.ocawl-spca.org  or P.O. Box 442 Fulton, NY 13069.

 

Hope St. Andrews-McCarthy, infant

Hope “Hopey” St. Andrews-McCarthy,  infant daughter of Jacklyn St. Andrews and Jonathan McCarthy of Fulton, died Sunday April 27 at Oswego Hospital, Oswego.

She is survived by her sister Serenity St. Andrews-McCarthy of Fulton; maternal grandmother, Dawn St. Andrews of Fulton; paternal grandparents, Carolyn and Floyd Raff of Fulton; maternal great grandparents, Shirley St. Andrews and Robert Smith of Fulton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be no funeral services.  Burial will be held privately.

Calling hour will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday May 5 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Mary McCann, spring burial

Mary McCann,89, of Fulton.

A committal service and burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 (today) at New Haven Cemetery, New Haven, NY with the Rev. George  Wurz officiating.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Mrs. McCann died Jan. 3, 2013.

Brindsley McCann, spring burial

Brindsley  McCann, 85, of Fulton.

A committal service and burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 (today) at New Haven Cemetery, New Haven, NY with the Rev. George Wurz officiating.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Mr. McCann died March 21, 2014.

Meridth Izyk, secretary at First United Church

5-3_OBITizykMeridth Izyk, 68, of Fulton died Tuesday April 29 at James Square, Syracuse after a long illness.

She was born in Lowville, NY, the daughter of Alberta Hirschey of Fulton and the late Raymond Hirschey.

Mrs. Izyk was past employed as a secretary with the First United Church, Fulton, and Woolworth’s, Fulton.

She was a volunteer with the First United Church and she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mrs. Izyk is survived by her husband of 46 years James Izyk of Fulton; children  John (Michelle) Izyk of Fulton, Joanne Izyk of CO, Cheryl Rathmann of Fulton, Cassandra (Chris Jones) Izyk of Fulton; sister Marcia (Howard) Higby of TN; brother Peter Hirschey of Fulton; eight grandchildren, Natalie, Victoria and Alina, Trevor, Ethan and Eliana and Hannah and Casey; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (today) at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. with the Rev. David Nethercott officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Secondt. S. ,Fulton.

Keith R. Reis, Hannibal school bus driver

5-3_OBITreisKeith R. Reis, 59, of Hannibal, died unexpectedly Wednesday April 22.

Born in Oswego, a son to the late Richard and Pearl Reis, Keith lived in the Hannibal area all his life.

He graduated from Hannibal High School and was a school bus driver for the Hannibal Central School District for the past 13 years.

In addition to his parents, Keith was predeceased by his first wife, Michelle Reis; a sister, Ellen Reis; and by a brother, Kenneth Reis.

Keith is survived by his wife of 31 years, Virginia Reis of Hannibal; two sons, Dan R. Reis of Mexico and Frank (Erin) Reis of Fulton; step daughter, Melissa Parkhurst of Fulton; four brothers, Bert Reis of Cato, Tom Reis of Martville, Chris (Bethany) Reis of Oswego and Kurt Reis of Wolcott; one sister, Roberta Webster; nine grandchildren, Ava “Tater” Reis, Damien Hickman, Michelle Reis, Nicholas, Dakota and Hannah Muckey, Ashlie, Ryan and Taylor Crawford.

Calling hours were April 28 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Reis may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Syracuse, NY Office, 6390 Fly Road, 2nd floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or to the Hannibal Fire Company, P.O. Box 252, Hannibal, NY 13074.

Richard J. Ciaramella, construction worker

Richard Joseph Ciaramella, 70, of Oswego died Thursday April 24 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born to the late Anthony and Dorothy (Gronau) Ciaramella.

Mr. Ciaramella worked in construction for several years.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching television.

Mr. Ciaramella was pre-deceased by his son David Ciaramella.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years,  Dorothy Ciaramella of Oswego; one son Kevin (Amelia) Ciaramella of PA; five step-children, William Babcock of Pulaski, Patricia Cameron of WA, Cynthia Valensuela of NC, Richard Babcock of Altmar, NY, Thomas Babcock of Altmar, NY; two sisters, Frances Hibbert of Oswego, Antoinetta Stevens of Fulton; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Burial will be held privately.

Calling hours were Friday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego