Category Archives: Obituaries

Catherine Mills

Graveside services for Catherine “Cass” Mills, 59, who died on March 20, 2015, will be on Friday May 22, at 11 a.m. in Pennellville Cemetery, county Route 54, Pennellville, N.Y. The Rev. Jeff Hodge will officiate. Arrangements by Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY 13135.

Mark A. Loveland

Loveland, Mark(1)Mark A. Loveland, 46, of Camillus, passed away Monday, May 4 at home. He was born in Oswego and raised in Fulton. He was a 1987 graduate of Faith Heritage School and attended Nyack College. Mark was employed by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department for more than 20 years before retiring in 2014. For 12 years he served as a K9 officer and 15 years as a SWAT officer, as well as being a volunteer at W.A.V.E.S. Mark was a member of Christ Community Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are his wife, Kate; children, Connor, Hannah, Ben, Ethan, Melody and Marek; step-sons, Jack and Scott; his parents, Ernest and Sandra of Fulton; brothers, Larry (Steph) of Emporium, Pa., James (Jasmine) of Victoria, Minn.; sister, Melissa (Greg) of Charlotte, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Services were private.

Sandra L. Harris

A graveside service for Sandra L. Harris, 71, who passed away on Feb. 5, 2015, will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Fairdale Cemetery in Hannibal. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. Online condolences may be offered at

Joanne F. Lefebvre

Joanne  F. LefebvreJoanne  F. Lefebvre, 51, of Pennellville,  N.Y., passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y.
She was born in Ottawa, Ontario on July 19, 1963.
She was a student at Assumption School, Syracuse, then a graduate of J.C. Birdlebough High School, Phoenix, N.Y., and a graduate of B.O.C.E.S. nursing school.
Joanne was a phlebotomist for the American Red Cross, Syracuse.
She was predeceased by her mother, Vanita (Theoret) Lefebvre on April 5, 2003.
Surviving are her father and step-mother, Lucien R. and Louise Joanne Lefebvre of Pennellville; two brothers, Jacques Lefebvre of Cornwall,Ontario, and Andre Lefebvre of Pennellville; five nieces and nephews, Lucien, Jenna, Danielle,Darren, and Derek; aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Calling hours were Thursday, April 30, 2015 in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY  13135.
Services were Friday, May 1, at the funeral home, followed by a church mass at St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix. The Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiated.
A graveside service will take place on Wednesday May 6, at 11 a.m. in the Sand Ridge Cemetery, the corner of county Routes 10 and 12, Sand Ridge, in the town of Schroeppel.
Memorials in Joanne’s name to: Saint Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St. Phoenix, NY 13135

Jaleen A. McKaig

Jaleen McKaigJaleen (Jill) A. McKaig, 85, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., passed away April 26, 2015 in the care of Arkansas Hospice at St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born December 2, 1929 to Lelan and Hazel Rogers in Fulton, N.Y.
Jill was a lively, loving wife and mother who enjoyed music, bridge, travel and the Green Bay Packers. She was an active member of Christ of the Hills Methodist Church where she loved singing in the choir.
Jill was preceded in death by Sam (Samuel Isaac McKaig), her husband of 43 years. She is survived by sons Tim (Tess), Tom (Yvonne) and Sam, daughter Nancy (Larry) Case and five grandchildren, Kelley, Katherine, Alyson, Jonathan and Madeline.
Jill and Sam met at and graduated from Michigan State University. They settled in Marion, Ind., where they raised their family and were involved in several community activities. Upon Sam’s retirement in 1989, they moved to Hot Springs Village.
A memorial service was held on April 30 at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to: Christ of the Hills Methodist Church, 700 Balearic Road, HSV, AR 71909 or Arkansas Hospice, 300 Werner Street, 5 West, Hot Springs, AR 71913.
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Alfred Tesoriero

Alfred J. Tesoriero, 90, of Oswego died Sunday, April 12, 2015 in the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Tesoriero was born in Manhatten, N.Y., the son of the late Dominico and Maria (DeStafani) Tesoriero. He has been a resident of Oswego County since 1945. Mr. Tesoriero retired from the maintenance department at Nestle Co. in Fulton in 1981. Prior to his retirement he worked at Sealright Corp. Mr. Tesoriero served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II, from 1942 until 1945. He was a former member of the VFW. Mr. Tesoriero was predeceased by his first wife Jennie Zeno Tesoriero, and his second wife Mary Mattot Tesoriero. He is survived by his children Catherine (William) Deban of Oswego, JoAnn (Joseph) Conzone of Oswego, James (Vicky) Tesoriero of Oswego, and MaryAnn Drumm of Baldwinsville. In addition he is survived by his grandchildren, Holly, Shannon, Keri, Joe, Lindsey, Kaelyn, step-granddaughter Carrie, and great-grandchildren J.J., Anthony, Miller, August and Giuliana. Mr. Tesoriero was predeceased by his siblings Josephine, Mary, Anthony, Dominick and Nancy. Funeral services will be Wednesday at noon at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kreinheder. Calling hours will be Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego, NY.

Betty Jane Davis

Betty Jane Davis, 88, a former Phoenix, N.Y. resident, passed away on April 2, 2015 at Syracuse Home Association in Baldwinsville. She was born in Johnson City, N.Y. on April 20, 1926 to her late parents, Fannie Bell (Jenkins) and Hoyt Holbert. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Albert Driscoll Davis in 1996; and her brother, Robert Holbert in 2001. Surviving are her daughter, Jana Jo (Davis) Schmidtmann of Baldwinsville, NY; her son Thomas P. Davis of Oak Island, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Schmidtmann and Erich K. Schmidtmann; and three nephews Bobby, Gary and Jeff Holbert. Betty was a graduate of Johnson City High School. She was a cafeteria supervisor for A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, N.Y. Betty was a fine homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with Jana gardening and swimming. Betty was a loving mother and grandmother who will be long remembered and sadly missed. Services included a Catholic mass on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at Saint Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, N.Y. Spring interment will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, N.Y. Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association CNY Chapter, 441 Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

Herman R. Harrington

Herman R. Harrington, 73; passed away at home on April 8 peacefully with his family after a long illness. He was born in Portsmouth, Va., to the late George and Elva (Laws) Harrington. Mr. Harrington was a United States Veteran having served from 1960-1963. He was past employed as an ironworker at Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Allied Chemical, Syracuse, N.Y. Mr. Harrington with his wife co-owned and operated Midway Stables, Fulton. He enjoyed being an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Harrington is survived by his wife Linda Harrington of Fulton; three children Christopher (Jill) Harrington of Phoenix, N.Y., Kirk (Tracy) Harrington of Volney, N.Y., Nichole (Dennis) Deyo of Fulton, N.Y.; brother Glenn Harrington of Calif.; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, followed by Military Honors bestowed by the NYS Army Honor Guard. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton. Contributions may be made to VA Medical Center 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210; and/or Oswego County Hospice P.O Box 102 Oswego, NY 13126.