Category Archives: Obituaries

Carol Johnson, lived in Fulton

Carol Johnson, 80, of Fulton, formerly of Oswego, passed away on Friday April 18.

Surviving are her sisters, Lynne “Bunny” Phillips of Georgetown, TX and Judith (Richard) Tyler of Hannibal.

Memorial services and burial will take place at a date and time to be announced.

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of her arrangements.

David LaClair Sr., Korean War vet, retired from General Electric

David LaClair Sr., 78, of Fulton, died Friday April 18 at Morning Star Care Center, Oswego.

Mr. LaClair was born in Fulton to the late Edmund and Angeline (McNally) LaClair.  He remained a life resident of Fulton.

Mr. LaClair was a United States veteran having served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from General Electric after 30 years of service.

He was pre-deceased by his daughter Kathryn LaClair and grandson David Earl.

Mr. LaClair is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean LaClair of Fulton; three children, Tammy (Daniel) Bullard, Jane LaClair, and David (Kelly) LaClair Jr., all of Fulton; sister Beatrice LaClair of Liverpool; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Mr. LaClair’s final wish was to donate his body to science. His gift was made to the Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

There will be a funeral service at the convenience of the family.  The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Marie E. Oeinck Myers, volunteered at Oswego County Humane Society

Marie E. Oeinck Myers, 49, of Hannibal, passed away Sunday April 13.

Born in Syracuse, she had lived in the Hannibal area for many years.

Marie enjoyed the time she volunteered for the Oswego County Humane Society and listening to music.

She was predeceased by her mother, Ida Myers.

Marie’s memory will forever be cherished by her wife, Laurie F. Oeinck Myers; children, Jessica Myers and Kassie Myers; sisters, Theresa and Kim; brothers, Chuck and Johnny; aunt Gladys Harris; grandchildren Nathaniel and Zachary; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 21 Assumption Cemetery, Court Street, Syracuse.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Frances P. Cowan, home schooled her children

Frances P. Cowan, age 63, of San Antonio, Texas, caught the 11:47 a.m. Heavenly Express, on April 11 following a heart attack, and arrived in the arms of her Blessed Savior, Jesus Christ.

She is survrived by her husband, Joseph Wayne Cowan and three children, sons Christopher Joel Cowan of Bay Shore, NY, Jonathan Aaron Cowan (and wife Dr. Vanessa ) of New York City, and daughter Sarah Angela Cowan of the San Antonio home.

Also surviving is her mother, Mabel Whelply, of Kingsport, Tenn. and four sisters, Arlene (Whelply) Lorimer and husband Charles of Millington, Tenn., Barbara (Whelply) Barbe and husband Kenneth of Englewood, Colo., Nancy L. (Whelply) Shelton and husband Ronald of Kingsport, Tenn., Kathy (Whelply) Weller and husband Steve of Phoenix, NY.

She is preceded in death by her father, Robert E. Whelply, and one older sister, Carolyn M. (Whelply) McConnell.

Fran was a dedicated stay at home mother and especially being a home school mother for her three children which now have all been graduated from various colleges and being proud citizens for God and country.

She often said she learned more while home schooling than when she was in school herself. Fran was also an accomplished seamstress and quilt maker.

Visitation was Tuesday, April 15 at the Hillscest Funeral Home Chapel in San Antonio, Texas. A graveside service was held April 16 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank The Cristus Santa Rose Hospital in Westover Hills for the care they afforded Frances.in the ICU.

Randy Lewis Wallace, racing fan, roofer

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Randy Lewis Wallace, 64, longtime West Phoenix, and Phoenix, NY resident, passed away Thursday April 10, 2014 at the V. A. Medical Center, Syracuse, NY.

He was born in Fulton, NY Sept. 10, 1949. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1966-1968.

Randy was a roofer. He was an avid fan and participant in auto racing and was known for his famous Q-2 car, as well as the Car 99 NY with the Wallace and Waldron Racing Team.

Randy was a fisherman and enjoyed camping and spending time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his mother, Virginia Alice (Egan) Wallace on Feb. 5, 1965; his father, Lewis Wallace on Jan. 9, 1993; his step-mother, Evelyn Grace (Delaney) Wallace on July 4, 2000; his sister-in-law, L. Julie Wallace on April 24, 2003; and  a grandnephew Mitchell Wallace, II on Dec. 16, 1989.

Surviving are his life long partner, Nora J. Wallace of Gouverneur; his daughters, Virginia I. Wallace of Alexandria Bay, Regina L. (Christopher) Murphy of Martville; his three grandchildren, Jacob Alan, Mariah Wallace; and Christopher Murphy, Jr.; his brother, Roland J. “Ronnie” Wallace; his two nephews, Mitch Wallace, and Mark Wallace; his one niece, Michelle Wallace; grandnieces and nephews, his many friends; and a special friend Tommy Considine.

Calling hours were Monday April 14 at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. The American flag was presented to the family.