Category Archives: Obituaries

Jim Ingleston

Jim Ingleston, 63, formerly of Fulton, passed away Aug. 6 in Orange City, Fla. A native of the Fulton area, Jim was a sprinkler fitter and retired from Local 669 before he moved to Florida. He was a race enthusiast and was known to drag race.  Jim was a member of the Fulton Elks, Hannibal American Legion, Hannibal Community Band, Fulton Gaucho’s and the Syracuse Brigadiers. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his children Melanie and Michael; his brother Marty; grandson Kyle; nieces and nephews. Calling hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.  There are no funeral services.

Betty DuBois

Betty DuBois, 81, of Minetto, passed away suddenly Saturday at Oswego Hospital. Born in Fulton, Betty had lived in the Fulton and Minetto areas. She retired from the Minetto Post Office after many years. She had also worked at CCA, Sealright and for local construction companies. She was a member of Fulton Elks and Moose Clubs and was a Life Member of Fulton V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.  Betty was a hardworking woman who took pride in her gardening, enjoyed being outside with the hummingbirds and spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her sisters, Arlene MacDonald and Helen Maxam. Betty will be greatly missed and forever loved by her children Cindy, Robert (Kelly), Charles, David, Michael, Lori and Irene; siblings Roxanne Firenze, Robert LaRock, Patricia Teramiggi, Marion Lewis and David LaRock; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. today with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.

Roland “Peanut” Vanderhaden

Roland “Peanut” Vanderhaden, 71, of Fulton, died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Fulton to the late Charles and Mary “Lucille” (Blake) Vanderhaden. He remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mr. Vanderhaden was past employed with Mirabito’s, Fulton and the Knifeworks, Fulton. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing and as he got older he loved having “coffee hour” and socializing with his family and friends. Mr. Vanderhaden was pre-deceased by his twin brother Ronny Vanderhaden, and siblings Patricia VanDusen, Donald Vanderhaden, Edward Vanderhaden, Charles Vanderhaden and Sharon Vanderhaden. Mr. Vanderhaden is survived by his niece and caregiver Mary Ann Kimball of Fulton; five siblings, Gary Vanderhaden of Fulton, William (Carol) Vanderhaden of Fulton, Carol Hendricks of Fulton, Linda Bartosek of Oswego, Donna (Clarence) Duciaume of Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and funeral services were held Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating. Burial was in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, N.Y.

Beverly A. Wilcox

Beverly A. Wilcox, 73, of Fulton, died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. She was born to the late Harold and Bernadine (Hutton) Boyce. Mrs. Wilcox has been a lifetime resident of Fulton. She retired after 38 years of employment in 2003 from Nestle Co, Fulton. After retirement Mrs. Wilcox began working at the Walmart in Fulton as a greeter. She was a member of the Fulton Breast Cancer Caring and Sharing Group, and she enjoyed her “Monthly Ladies Luncheon.” Mrs. Wilcox loved to garden and bake for her family especially for her grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her son John David Halstead, Jr. in 2013. Mrs. Wilcox is survived by her husband of 33 years, Donald Wilcox Sr. of Fulton; daughters Heather R. (Ronald I. Strickler) Halstead of N.J. and Lorrie E. Halstead Anderson of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; step-son Donald Wilcox, Jr., of Fulton; sister Bonnie Thornton of Fla.; three grandchildren Shayne M. Anderson, Hannah E. Halstead and John David Halstead III; and two nephews Craig Emmons of Pa., and Marc Emmons of Wash. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton with Pastor Philip Farley of the Family Worship Center, Clay, N.Y. officiating. Burial will be held in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, N.Y. Calling hours will be conducted 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

Mark J. Wallace Sr.

Mark  J. Wallace, Sr., 54, of Phoenix, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

Born in Syracuse to his late mother, Julie (Richardson) Wallace and his father, Ronnie Wallace on Sept. 21, 1959, he was a graduate of the J. C. Birdlebough High School, Phoenix, class of 1978.

Mark was the owner/operator of Wallace’s Auto Repair Shop, Phoenix. He was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix; a multiple track champion at Fulton Speedway, Volney; Hood Racing, Volney; and an avid sportsman.

In addition to his mother Julie, who died in 2003, he was predeceased by his nephew Mitchell in 1989, and uncle Randy Wallace in 2014.

Surviving are his two daughters Andrea L. Wallace of Phoenix and Shelly Wallace-Byrd of Tucson, Ariz.; son Mark J. Wallace Jr. of Baldwinsville; father Ronnie Wallace of Phoenix; brother Mitchell L. (Denise) Wallace of Oswego; sister Michelle L. Wallace of Phoenix; four grandchildren; an aunt, an uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins.

Calling hours and services were held Tuesday August 19, at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. Burial was in Pennellville Cemetery, Schroeppel.

Lynn F. Proper

Lynn F. Proper, 66, of Altmar, passed away Thursday at University Hospital in Syracuse. Born in Rome, “Lynnie–Poopoo” had lived in the Rome area until moving to Altmar in 1992. He enjoyed singing, camping and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 36 years, the former Penny Cronk; children Amy, Jennifer, Corey and Shelley; siblings Fran, Joanne, Rhoda, Rhonda and Michael; nine grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A gathering will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Richard A. Spencer, loved life, spread cheer, worked at Oswego Industries


Richard A. Spencer, 73, of 299 E. River Road, Oswego, and formerly of Canastota, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego, where he has resided for the past 17 years.

He was born on March 5, 1941, in Penn Yan, the son of George and Retha Stucker Spencer.

Richard spent his early years in Canastota, and has lived in Oswego most of his adult life.

He worked at Oswego Industries for many years, and later volunteered at St. Luke Health Services.

Richard enjoyed life to the fullest. He was proud of his accomplishments and enjoyed spreading cheer wherever he could. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a large smile. He often made others feel good by complimenting them.

He liked to shop, use an iPad, listen to music, watch television, listen to his police scanner, and enjoy a good meal. All of these, he enjoyed doing with others (especially with “his girls”).

He had no known survivors. His caregivers at St. Luke Health Services remember him fondly.

Funeral services are at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James St., Canastota, with the Rev. Donna Chapman of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was with his parents in Lenox Rural Cemetery, Canastota.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Debra A. Scherer, supervisor at Syracuse Plastics, Oneida Plastics

Debra “Deb” A. Scherer, 52, of Granby, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, July 29.

She had resided in the Fulton area most of her life. Deb worked as a supervisor at Syracuse Plastics in Fayetteville and Oneida Plastics in Phoenix.

She was a member of Oswego Alliance Church in Oswego and Harmony Riders Horseback Riding Club.

Deb was predeceased by her father, Charles Phillips.

Surviving are her husband, David Scherer of Granby; four children, Marie, Michelle, Michael and Melissa; her mother, Rosemary Phillips; siblings, John (Tammy), Cherie (John), Dolores, Charles and Dale; 14 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the funeral home with burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.