Category Archives: Obituaries

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.

 

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.