Category Archives: Obituaries

Daisy A. Godkin, worked at Nestle

Daisy A. Godkin, 92, of Fulton, passed away Thursday evening March 20 at Michaud Residential Health Services.

She was born in Pennellville, a daughter to the late Ralph and Flora Dievendorf and resided all her life in Fulton.

Daisy worked at the Nestle Co. before becoming a homemaker.

She was a member of the State Street United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, Daisy was predeceased by her husband, Clarence “Deak” Godkin, who died in 1981; a daughter, Patty Godkin in 1968; four sisters, Eleanor, Dora, Jennie and Elizabeth.

She is survived by her children, Ralph (Judy) Godkin of Fulton, Linda (Gordon) Walts of Phoenix and Ruth (Bob) McCraw of El Cajon, Ca.; three brothers, Paul, Lee (Joan), Fred (Carol) Dievendorf all of Fulton; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Tuesday, March 25, with services after at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of the Northeast, 418 Broadway, First Floor, Albany, NY 12207.

Theodore Kingsley, loved hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle

Theodore “Ted” “Blackie” Kingsley, 64, of Fulton, died Wednesday March 19.

He was born in Syracuse and resided in Fulton for the past 15 years. Ted worked as a truck driver and built laminated countertops.

He enjoyed bow hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and being a “backyard mechanic.”

Ted was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Theodore Kingsley; and by a son, Bruce.

He is survived by his fiancé, Chrissy Cooper; three brothers, George, David and Daniel Kingsley; one sister, Cindy Kingsley; 11 children, Jeannine, Gabriel, Tina J., Tina, Stephanie, Jennifer, Samantha, Ted, Crystal, Brian and Brandon; several grandchildren; and great grandchildren.

Calling hours were Monday, March 24 with services after at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Bonnie J. Ormsby, LPN at The Manor

Bonnie J. Ormsby, 55, of Fulton, passed away Thursday March 20.

Bonnie was previously employed as a licensed practical nurse at The Manor at Seneca Hill.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Elijah Ormsby, who died Aug. 21, 2013.

Bonnie is survived by her six children, Jack, Jennifer, Joshua, Krysten, Leah and Rebecca; seven grandchildren; several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services are private.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Nancy M. Merkley, loved to cook and try new recipes

Nancy M. Merkley, 56, of Fulton, passed away Thursday, March 20 at Oswego Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.

She was a graduate of Cicero High School, class of 1975.

Nancy was a big hearted wife, mother and grandmother who loved cooking and was never afraid to try a new recipe. She worked in the food service industry most of her life.

Nancy was a people person and was kind to everyone who crossed her path.

She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Mae Hudson.

Surviving are her husband, David Merkley of Fulton; two daughters, Kelly (Chad) Kelahan of Aberdeen, MD and Kimberly Merkley of Fulton; three grandchildren, Austin, Benjamin and Lillian; a sister, Genevieve (Mark) Garland of Mattydale as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., in Fulton with services 11 a.m. Friday, March 28 also at the funeral home.

Brindsley “Brin” McCann, retired from Sealright

Brindsley “Brin” McCann, 85, died Friday March 21, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. McCann was born in Volney, the son of Myron and Gertrude McCann.

Mr. McCann worked for Sealright Co. for 45 years before his retirement.

He served in the United States Army from 1950 until 1952.

He was a member of the Volney seniors and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.

Mr. McCann was predeceased by his wife Mary F. McCann in 2014, and his siblings Fred, Richard, Maurice, Donald, Worden, Louis McCann and Eileen Mileskey, Dorothy Miller, Eleanor Lachut, and Gertrude Craw.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Spring burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

David N. Cravetz, charter member of Fulton Men’s Chorus

David N. Cravetz, 90, Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Fulton, NY, passed away peacefully March 11, 2014 after a long illness.

David was born in Syracuse, NY, and moved to Fulton at a very early age. While in Fulton, he was affiliated with the family businesses, Ontario Star Cleaners and B&T Sport Shop.

He and his wife Betty retired and moved to Florida in 1991.

David was a charter member of the Fulton Men’s Chorus and was involved in several musical productions in town. He was a member of the Masons, Hiram Lodge, #144. David was a member of Congregation Adath Israel, Oswego, NY and Temple Emeth, Delray Beach, FL.

Survivors include his loving wife of more than 66 years, Betty, Delray Beach, FL; two children, Paul “PJ” (Michelle) Cravetz, Clifton Park, NY, and Amy (Phil) Mrazik, Waterbury, CT; two granddaughters, Alexis Cravetz, New York, NY, and Jordan (Jeff) Speanburg, Huntersville, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held March 14 at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach, FL, and burial took place at the South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL.

Donations may be sent to Hospice of Palm Beach County, Gerstenberg Hospice Center, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, Fl. 33407-2387.

Frederick Foster Dunsmoor, loved boating, golf

Frederick Foster Dunsmoor, 88, a resident of 3F, No. 15, Alley 38, Lane 24, Cheng-te Road, Section 3, Taipei, Taiwan, passed away Tuesday March 11, 2014.

He was birn in Osego Oct. 20, 1926, a son of the late Orlia and Bernice (Bullock) Dunsmoor.

He was a Navy and Air Force veteran. Fred loved boating and golfing and spending time with family and friends.

He was a member of Christ Church, Oswego, and Good Shepherds Church.

Surviving is his wife of 23 years, Ruth Dunsmoor; five children, Janet Morgan, sharon Dunsmoor, Rick Dunsmoor, David Dunsmoor and Cindy (Scott) Lambries; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sena Stone and Rose Pepper of Scriba.

He was a member of Master Masons, Shriners, past patron of Eastern Star, very active in all Masonic bodies — Scottish Rite, York Rite, the Royal Order of Scotland, Order of DeMolay and International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Orlia, Jack, Edgar, Bryant; and a sister Norine Buske.

A memorial service will be held in Taipei. He will be bureid in Alaska.