Category Archives: Obituaries

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

Franklin LaDeau, former Boy Scout leader, district commissioner

Franklin LaDeau, 76, of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, April 24 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse after a sudden illness.

A native of Glens Falls, he lived in Sterling since 2000. Frank retired in 2000 from Finch, Pruyn & Co. in Glens Falls after 13 years and previously worked at Ciba-Geigy in Glens Falls for many years.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1763 in Wolcott and was a former Boy Scout Troup Leader, District Commissioner and recipient of the Boy Scout Wood Badge Beads.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Barbara LaDeau of Sterling; three step-sons, Robert (Ellen) Kidwell of FL, Richard (Leigh) Kidwell of NJ and Stephen Kidwell of Ballston Spa and nine grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Fire Department Ambulance Squad, 14447 Short Cut Road, Fair Haven, NY 13064.

Irene Duciaume, enjoyed joking, playing cards

Irene Duciaume 94, of Fulton, died Wednesday April 23 in Michaud Residential Nursing Home, Fulton.

She was born in North Volney, NY to the late Herbert and Alice (Broadwell) Stevens.

Mrs. Duciaume was a lifetime resident of North Volney. She was past employed with Taggerts, Oswego and Birdseye of Fulton after 10-plus years of service.

Mrs. Duciaume was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed joking and playing cards.

She is pre-deceased by her husband Fabian Joseph Duciaume; siblings Jack, Herman, Herbert and Earl Stevens and Iola Polson.

Mrs. Duciaume is survived by her children Richard L. Duciaume of FL, Clarence F. “Duke” (Donna) Duciaume of TX, Marlene V. (David McConnell) Baker of Fulton, Benita I. (Vernon) Reynolds of Oswego; seven grandchildren; eight  great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was  Saturday April 26  at North Volney Church 2680 County Route 6, Fulton with the Rev. Tammy Nipper officiating.

Burial will in North Volney Cemetery, North Volney, at the convenience of the family.

There were no calling hours.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. Contributions may be made to North Volney Church, 2680 County Route 6, Fulton, NY 13069 or Michaud Residential Health Services, 453 Park St. Fulton, NY 13069.