Category Archives: Obituaries

Donald “Fitz” French

Donald “Fitz” French, 59, of Granby, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends. He was born to Louis H. French of Pulaski and the late Shirley Frances (Mason) and Alphonso Viscome. Fitz was born in Oswego and he has been a resident of Granby for most of his life. He retired in 2010 from the Oswego Boilermakers Local 175 after 25 years of service. In his youth he was an altar server to the area catholic churches. In his later years his passion was the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He was also interested in the conservation of the wild. Fitz was a longtime member of the Mad River Club and the Trappers Association.  In the past he enjoyed being active with dirt bike racing, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. He is survived by his five siblings, Katherine (Gene) Stone, Robert (Debra) French, Herbert French, Julie (Bruce) Knapp and David (Gail) Viscome, all of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Deacon Philip Kehoe officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.  Calling hours were Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc.

Rose M. Mondello

Rose M. Mondello, 92, of Oswego died Sunday Aug. 17, 2014 in St. Luke Health Services. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Benedetto and Rosalia (Craco) Mondello. Ms. Mondello was a licensed practical nurse at the Oswego Hospital surgical department for 35 years. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross during the wars. Ms. Mondello was a member of the Catholic Nurses Organization in Oswego, former member of Battle Island Golf Course, and the Quilters Organization. She was predeceased by her sister Bessie Kudwa and brother Joseph P. Mondello. Ms. Mondello is survived by her nieces Rosanna Kingsley of Wisconsin, Patricia Kudwa of Texas, Kathy Mondello of New Mexico City, and nephew Stanley Kudwa of Texas. Entombment will occur at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014 in All Saints Mausoleum. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Sylvester B. Bentley

Sylvester B. Bentley, 67, of Fulton, died Friday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse after a long illness. Mr. Bentley was born in Fulton and he has remained a life resident of Fulton. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Priscilla Bentley of Fulton; three daughters Amber Bentley, Tabitha Bentley, and Jennie Bentley all of Fulton; his sister Barbara Yarman of Central Square, N.Y.; and three grandchildren Olivia, Emily, and Angel. There will be no Funeral Services. Burial will be held privately in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc.

Leland O. Getman

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Leland O. Getman, 92, of Hannibal, passed away Thursday Aug. 21 at home following a brief illness. Leland was born in Palermo, a son to the late, Harland and Alice Getman. He graduated from Fulton High School and Cornell University. Leland was employed by Cap Transportation Dept. of Sealright in Fulton for several years before going to work at Wigton Aluminum Co. in Oswego. Leland also worked for Lord & Comstock in Lycoming. In 1973, Leland began employment for Stone & Webster Engineering Co. in Scriba. Leland was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from April 1943 to December 1945. His duties included basic training and combat truck driving school. He was a clerk-typist in the Quartermaster Supply Office at the Advance Sections Communication Zone Headquarters serving England, France, Belgium, Germany and the United States. Leland enjoyed farming, gardening and reading. He was a member of the Granby Seniors. In addition to his parents, Leland was predeceased by a brother, Harlan Getman.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanette L. Getman; five sons, Russell (Carol) Getman of Hannibal, Paul (Donna) Getman of Albany, Bruce (Terri) Getman of Chaska, Minn., Gary Getman of Wilmington, N.C. and Mark (Melissa) Getman of Hannibal; one sister, Aleta (William) Huston of Venice, Fla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Hannibal United Methodist Church, 320 Church St., Hannibal. Burial will be in Hannibal Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Contributions in memory of Mr. Getman may be made to the Hannibal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 89, Hannibal, NY 13074.

Bonnie Lou Dennis White

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Bonnie Lou Dennis White, 66, of Phoenix, passed away Friday Aug. 22 with her sisters by her side, following a brief battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 10, 1947 in Oswego, the second-oldest daughter of the late Benjamin and Barbara Dennis. Bonnie graduated from Hannibal High School in 1966. She worked at Birdseye Foods and Eagle Comtronics. Bonnie loved animals, especially her favorite cat, Precious. In addition to her parents, Bonnie was predeceased by her daughter, Tina Marie White, who died Jan. 21, 1980. Bonnie is survived by six sisters, Delores (Roy) Emmons of Hannibal, Joyce (Bruce) Brown of Phoenix, Judy (Gary) Bennett of Phoenix, Dorothy Dennis of Fulton, Beth Dennis of Fulton and Donna (John) Parish of Phoenix; aunt, Burdella (Alan) Cox of Hannibal; several nieces, nephews and cousins as well as her best friend, Pauline Miller of Parish.

There were no calling hours. Graveside services were private. Contributions in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Oswego County S.P.C.A.-OCAWL, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, has care of arrangements.


Jim Ingleston

Jim Ingleston, 63, formerly of Fulton, passed away Aug. 6 in Orange City, Fla. A native of the Fulton area, Jim was a sprinkler fitter and retired from Local 669 before he moved to Florida. He was a race enthusiast and was known to drag race.  Jim was a member of the Fulton Elks, Hannibal American Legion, Hannibal Community Band, Fulton Gaucho’s and the Syracuse Brigadiers. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his children Melanie and Michael; his brother Marty; grandson Kyle; nieces and nephews. Calling hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.  There are no funeral services.

Betty DuBois

Betty DuBois, 81, of Minetto, passed away suddenly Saturday at Oswego Hospital. Born in Fulton, Betty had lived in the Fulton and Minetto areas. She retired from the Minetto Post Office after many years. She had also worked at CCA, Sealright and for local construction companies. She was a member of Fulton Elks and Moose Clubs and was a Life Member of Fulton V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.  Betty was a hardworking woman who took pride in her gardening, enjoyed being outside with the hummingbirds and spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her sisters, Arlene MacDonald and Helen Maxam. Betty will be greatly missed and forever loved by her children Cindy, Robert (Kelly), Charles, David, Michael, Lori and Irene; siblings Roxanne Firenze, Robert LaRock, Patricia Teramiggi, Marion Lewis and David LaRock; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. today with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.

Roland “Peanut” Vanderhaden

Roland “Peanut” Vanderhaden, 71, of Fulton, died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Fulton to the late Charles and Mary “Lucille” (Blake) Vanderhaden. He remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mr. Vanderhaden was past employed with Mirabito’s, Fulton and the Knifeworks, Fulton. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing and as he got older he loved having “coffee hour” and socializing with his family and friends. Mr. Vanderhaden was pre-deceased by his twin brother Ronny Vanderhaden, and siblings Patricia VanDusen, Donald Vanderhaden, Edward Vanderhaden, Charles Vanderhaden and Sharon Vanderhaden. Mr. Vanderhaden is survived by his niece and caregiver Mary Ann Kimball of Fulton; five siblings, Gary Vanderhaden of Fulton, William (Carol) Vanderhaden of Fulton, Carol Hendricks of Fulton, Linda Bartosek of Oswego, Donna (Clarence) Duciaume of Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and funeral services were held Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating. Burial was in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, N.Y.