Category Archives: Obituaries

Kenneth Ryder, Linda Jodway Ryder, ran businesses in Fulton, Phoenix

Kenneth Ryder, 73, of Oswego passed away of natural causes April 30.

His wife, Linda Jodway Ryder, 66, followed her husband with her own passing due to natural causes May 5.

Ken and Linda were married for 48 years and spent that time living and working in the Fulton community.

Ken and Linda owned and operated “Kenda’s” restaurant in Fulton for more than a decade beginning in the mid-1970s. They also ran the snack bar in the Family Auction Center in Phoenix from the early 1980s to the late 1990s.

Ken and Linda could frequently be seen around town driving their food service truck until the early 2000s.

Ken and Linda are survived by three sons, Kenneth Ryder of Hannibal, Phillip (Heather) Ryder of Syracuse and Michael (Sharon) Ryder of Hannibal; six grandchildren, Zachary, Nikolas, Kaitlyn, Katrina, Devin and Kyla.

Ken also is survived by his siblings, Robert, Shirley Karen and Pam. Linda also is survived by her loving sisters, Carol Hartle of Hannibal and Ann Lupton of Oswego.

Private services will be held by the family.

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Leonard A. Daniels, veteran, inspector at Tactair Fluid

5-10_OBITdanielsLeonard A. Daniels, 74, of Fulton, passed away suddenly Friday, May 2 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

He retired as an inspector for Tactair Fluid Controls, Inc. in Liverpool and he had previously worked at Sealright Co. in Fulton.

Leonard served in the U.S. Army during the 1960s.

He was the son of the late, Clyde and Madeline Daniels and was predeceased by a sister, Mary LaBoda.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Gladys Daniels of Fulton; two children, Julie (Christopher) Pepper of Volney and Alan (Susan) Daniels of Fulton; four grandchildren, Taylor and Cole Daniels and Zachary and Madison Pepper; siblings, Linda (Jim) Webb of Sackets Harbor and Robert (Jane) Daniels of Volney; many nieces and nephews.

The family will greet family and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 12 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are encouraged to the Manor at Seneca Hill Activities Fund, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, NY 13126 or to the VA Medical Center, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210.

Charles Peet, spring services

5-10_OBITpeetServices  for Charles Melvin Peet, 89, former resident of Volney, Palermo and Phoenix, who died Feb. 19, 2014, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday May 17, 2014 at Pennellville Cemetery, County Route 54, Pennellville, NY.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY has charge of arrangements.

Judith M. Kerr, life resident of Fulton

Judith M. Kerr, 74, of Fulton, died Tuesday, May 6 at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Syracuse, Judy was a life resident of Fulton.

She was predeceased by her husband, John H. Kerr, who died in 2003; sisters, Arlene Ostrander, Marion Hyde and Margaret Jackson and a brother, Arthur Ostrander.

Surviving are  a son, John J. (Dawn) Kerr of Morehead City, NC; a daughter, Karen L. (Kevin) Hermann of Amityville, NY; two sisters,  Susan Scoggins of Liverpool and Karen Chiarella of Minetto; nine grandchildren, Allyson and Nicholas Kerr and Alexandra, Ashley, Viktoria, Christine, Timothy, Thomas and Jack Hermann;  several nieces and nephews.

A calling hour was held May 7 with service following at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Burial will be at Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA  02241-7005.

Kenneth G. “KGB” Brett, electrician

Kenneth G.”KGB” Brett, 59, of Oswego Town, died Sunday May 4, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Endicott, NY the son of the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Earle) Brett.

Mr. Brett worked as an electrician with the IBEW Local 43, Syracuse.

He was predeceased by his wife Kimberlee Brett.

Mr. Brett is survived by his children, Lana (Justin Guynup) Brett of Hannibal, Chancy (Chris) Matott of Oswego, Emmily (Kenneth) Vanvorst of Oswego, William (Victoria) Reynolds of Oswego, Ann (Arthur) Flewelling of TN; his siblings, Dan (Shirley) Brett of Oswego, Steve Brett of Fulton, Kathy (Gordon) Barkley of Hannibal, John (Kris) Brett of Fulton; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Judy L. Avery, enjoyed camping, fishing with family

5-10_OBITaveryJudy L. (Gorman) Avery, 56, of Oswego, formerly of Fulton, joined her new life Saturday, May 3 at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her family, following a brief illness.

She was born in Oswego, a daughter to the late Robert D. Avery and Elinor Avery McCann.

Judy graduated from Hannibal High School in 1976. She was formerly employed for more than 15 years as a dispatcher for Fulton Taxi, retiring in 2013 due to health reasons.

She enjoyed camping and fishing with her family.

In addition to her parents, Judy was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Miller, who died in 1995.

Judy is survived by two daughters, Tiffany (Ritch) Batchelor of  Oswego and Shannon (Jordan Roth) Gorman of Palermo; a son, Kevin Gorman II of Hannibal; a sister, Nancy Greenwood of Fulton; a brother, Richard (Doretta) Avery of Liverpool; three grandchildren, Peyton, Alasia and Alizaya; companion, Robert Haynes as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Thursday, May 8 with services following at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Judy may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.

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.