Category Archives: Obituaries

Vicki Hainey, avid horsewoman, retired from Butler Correctional Facility

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Vicki L. (James) Hainey, 64, of Hannibal, passed away at home Friday, July 25, after losing a hard fought battle with cancer.

Born in Fulton, Vicki was a lifelong resident of Hannibal, where she graduated from Hannibal Central School.

She retired from Butler Correctional Facility in 2007.

An avid horse woman, Vicki owned several through the years and rode as often as she could. Vicki was a co-founder of “The Old Broads Riding Club” and eventually became “The Queen.”

Vicki is survived by her husband of 22 years, Ron Lamie; son Jamie Hainey of Hannibal; step daughter Renee (Dan) Manwaring of Fulton; “adopted” daughter Kirsten (David) Oates of Fulton; parrot Rowdy; horses Milo and Suade; and eight little dogs.

There will be no services or calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society or Cancer Society.

 “It’s been a great ride….Enjoy the new one.”

Please visit www.traubfh.com for On-Line Guest Book.

Venera Bonanno, volunteered at A.L. Lee Hospital and Michaud nursing home

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Venera “Anna” Bonanno, 92, of Fulton, died Monday July 28, 2014 in Seneca Hill Manor.

Mrs. Bonanno was born in Fulton, the daughter of the late Joseph and Angelina (Laspina) Fichera.

Mrs. Bonanno was a volunteer at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital and at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Bonanno in 1998, her daughter, Margaret Knight in 2007, and her brother, Nunzio Ficher in 1993.

Mrs. Bonanno was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Tom) Grimes of E. Amherst, NY, Teresa (Stephen) Wallenfels of Richland, WA, Susan (Steven) Barber of Lake View, NY; son-in-law George Knight of Utah; sister Mary (Alfred) Stancampiano of Oswego; grandchildren Jeffrey and Christine Barber, Amy and Katie Grimes and Michael Wallenfels; great grandson Henry Wallenfels.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday July 31 from the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, and 11:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday July 30 at the funeral home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, Fulton, or University Dialysis Center, 1127 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13210

 

Kenneth Holland, former Phoenix schools transportation supervisor

Kenneth M. Holland, of River Road,  Phoenix, died Monday July 21, 2014 in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, NY at the age of 63.

He was born June 16, 1951 in Buffalo, a son of the late Merton and Mary (Carroll) Holland.

He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton and was supervisor of transportation for Phoenix Central School where he had worked for 16 years prior to retiring.

An avid hunter, he was a member of the NRA, Tuscarora Hunting Club and Pathfinder Fish & Game.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Cahill) Holland whom he married in 1981; three sons, Kenneth Holland, Jr. of Brewerton, Kelly Holland of Houston, TX, Kyle Holland of Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Krista (Timothy) Beechler of Java Center, NY; two granddaughters, Raena and Sydney; his beloved dog, Clicker; a sister, Beth Holland of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Holland.

A Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday July 27, 2014 at RFH’s  Hideaway, 1058 County Route 57, Phoenix.

Memorials may be made to Scope-NY, 8316 Irish Rd., Colden, NY 14033-9777 (www.scopeny.org); Pathfinder Fish & Game Club, 116 Crescent Drive, Fulton, NY; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 (www.cancer.org).

Arrangements were completed by W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade.

Online condolences may be offered at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.

 

Harold J. McCarthy, loved gardening, hunting and fishing

Harold J. McCarthy, 77, of Fulton, died Tuesday July 22, 2014 peacefully at home with his wife at his side.

Mr. McCarthy was born in Fulton, the son of the late Ted and Marian (Reeves) McCarthy.

He was a retired mechanic from International Harvester and Oswego Wire.

Mr. McCarthy enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Valarie (Connelly) McCarthy; his children Allison Raum, Harold J. McCarthy Jr., Jonathan McCarthy all of Oswego; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Burial was held privately.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Duane Dolbear, retired from Syroco in Baldwinsville

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Duane Dolbear, 71, of Fulton, passed away at his home on Monday, July 21.

He retired from Syroco in Baldwinsville after 19 years.

Duane was predeceased by his parents, Wallace and Ellen Scoville Dolbear.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Marge Dolbear of Fulton; three daughters, Shannon O’Keefe and Tonya Dolbear both of Fulton and Leona (Brandin) Dolbear of Mexico; eight grandchildren, Cheyanne, Julia, Abiu, Marco, Kaytlynn, Caleb, Noah and Tristin; four brothers, Michael, Nelson, Roy (Addie) and James (Mickie) Dolbear and many nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or services. Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.

Anne N. Pisa, worked as a teacher’s assistant at Fitzhugh Park, Trinity Catholic schools

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Anne N. Pisa, 84, of Oswego died Monday July 21,2014 peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Luke Health Services.

Mrs. Pisa was born in Rochester, the daughter of the late Carl and Jane Cacciola.

She owned and operated M. Pisa Market, Rochester and she was a teacher’s assistant at Fitzhugh Park School and Trinity Catholic School, Oswego.

Mrs. Pisa was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church and, a member of St. Paul’s Altar Rosary Society, and St. Paul’s Choir.

Mrs. Pisa is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Alphonse M. Pisa of Oswego; and she was the loving mother of Linda Kieper of Oswego, Patricia (Mark) Potter of Oswego, Michael (Peggy) Pisa of Oswego; also survived by her siblings Marie Graef, Grace Leonardo, Francis Cacciola, and Jane Cavalier; and her loving grandchildren Alan Potter, Michelle (Jeremy) Smith, Steven Kieper, Anthony Pisa, Mary Pisa; and three great grandchildren Jacob, Ruby and Charlotte.

Funeral services will be Friday July 25 at 11:30 a,m. in St. Paul’s Church. Burial will be Friday in All Saints Mausoleum.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego

Theodore Kimball, Army veteran

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Theodore “Ted” Kimball, 73, of Fulton, passed away at the V.A. Medical Center in Syracuse on Sunday, July 20.

Ted served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965.

Surviving are his sister, Nora (Robert) Cook of Fulton; a brother, Hosie Kimball of Fulton; nieces and nephews, Barbara Fahsel, Joann Merritt, Lawrence, Timothy and Ronald Boardway; several grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 25 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following.

Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, East Broadway in Fulton with full military honors.

 

Robert “Bobby” Sawyer, BOCES graduate, worked at Oswego Industries

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Robert M. “Bobby” Sawyer, 52, passed away Saturday, July 19 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Oswego, the son of Beverly Guernsey and the late Harold L. Sawyer. He was a life resident of Volney.

Bobby was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. He attended BOCES School for Exceptional Children and graduated in 1982. He then worked at Oswego Industries for about 23 years.

The past few years, Bobby had been a resident of Rowlee Group Home in Fulton, where he enjoyed life to the fullest with all of his friends and wonderful caretakers.

Bobby is survived by his mother; a brother, Brian Sawyer and sister-in-law Ann (Grela) Sawyer; his two beloved nieces, Cali and Paige Sawyer; his favorite cousins, Beverly and Walter Roach and Barbara and Don Myers.

Calling hours were Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Funeral services and burial will be private.

Contributions in Bobby’s memory may be made to ARC of Oswego County, 7 Morrill Place, Fulton, 13069.