Category Archives: Obituaries

Christine M. Wagner, loved her time at camp

Christine M. Wagner, 50, of Granby, lost a courageous battle with breast cancer on Friday, Feb. 21 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on Feb. 7, 1964 in Syracuse, she attended high school at Onondaga Central. Chris worked at Price Shopper Supermarket in Fulton for more than 20 years.

She loved to spend time at her camp with her family and friends as well as digging and planting flowers throughout her numerous gardens. She was one tough cookie and will be missed by many.

Surviving are her loving husband, Robert H. Wagner Jr., of Granby; three children, Megan Wagner of New Milford, NJ, Nicole Wagner of Rochester and Matthew Wagner of Granby, along with many close family and friends.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 (today) at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

There will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and care givers of the University Physicians Hematology / Oncology Oswego and Oswego County Hospice.

Rita M. Mentes, worked at Syracuse Pottery, Syroco

Rita M. Mentes passed away surrounded by her loving family at St. Luke Health Services on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

She was a Cohoes, NY, native, and the daughter of the late Henry Bouleris and Elizabeth (LaPlante) Bouleris. She spent most of her adult life in the Syracuse and Fair Haven area.

Over the years, she worked at Syracuse Pottery, Syroco, her husband’s business, and Cato Show Print.

She was predeceased by her husband Imre Mentes, parents, two sisters and seven brothers.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie (John) Sugar and Jill (Robert) Flack; four grandchildren, Jaclyn (Josh Blanchard) Sherman, Stephanie Sherman, Justin Sherman, and Janelle Flack; “adopted” grandson, Ron Ingison; and two great-grandchildren, Hailey Sherman and Alison Sherman-Green.

No public services will be held. A private celebration of Rita’s life will be held for immediate family only.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Marcia L. Ukleya, defense department auditor

Marcia L. Ukleya, 39, died Wednesday Feb. 19 in Community Hospital, Syracuse.

Marcia was born in Oswego, the daughter of Joseph and Loretta (Malone) Ukleya.

She worked for the United States Department of Defense in Arlington, VA, as an auditor.

Marcia was predeceased by her grandparents Louise Malone and Ed Ukleya.

She is survived by her parents, Joseph and Loretta (Malone) Ukleya of Hannibal; brother Tom (Mari) Ukleya of Clay; sister Amy (Dan) Pepper of Hannibal; grandparents Leonard Malone and Dorothy Ukleya; her nieces and nephews Kurt, Owen, Logan, and Makenzie; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services were Feb. 24 from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego and St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours were Sunday Feb. 23 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Charles Melvin Peet, worked at BirdsEye, Red Creek Canning

Charles  Melvin  Peet, 89, of Oswego, passed away at the Pontiac Care and Rehab Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

He was born to his late parents, Emma (Blount) and Ellsworth Peet, Jan. 2, 1925.

He was a graduate of  Mexico Academy. Charlie had been a farm hand in Palermo, Volney, and Phoenix areas much of his life. He also was employed at BirdsEye, Fulton and Red Creek Canning factory, as well as working in a sawmill.

He retired from the J. Martin Co., Lake City, Fla. in 1990.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, George Peet in 2006; and his close friends, Homer L. Eastman in 2000 and Velma Ruth Eastman in 2004.

Surviving are his two sisters, Ethel Gleason of Mexico, NY, and Edith J. House of Phoenix, NY;  several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were Feb. 24 in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, with Pastor Barb Ouderkirk Pepper officiating. Spring burial in Pennellville Cemetery, Schroeppel.

Calling hours were Feb. 24 prior to the service in the funeral home.

Deborah Germon, served in U.S. Navy

Deborah A. Germon, 62, of Mexico died Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014 in the Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Germon was born in Syracuse, the daughter of the late Wallace and Helen Grant.

She served in the United States Navy from 1980 until 1984.

Mrs. Germon is predeceased by her brother, Eric Grant.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Franklin Germon of Mexico; siblings Valerie Braden of Mexico, Frank Grant of Ct., Jessica Gordon of Pulaski, and Walley Grant of Oregon.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego.

Joshua Brown, “Superman” to the Brown family

On the 17th of February, 2014, Joshua “Superman” Brown, 16, of Oswego, left us and went to Heaven to become an Angel.

He had a smile that would stop any tear from falling and when he hugged you, he made you feel like everything was going to be alright. Josh was the most selfless person anyone could ever meet.

He leaves behind his loving parents, Stacey Croci, Dominique Croci and John Ford; a brother, Andrew Knapp; three sisters, Airyona, Luvlee and Angel Croci; loving grandparents, Virginia Smith, John Valero; Debra and Mike Hunter, Tom and Ruby Brown; as well as several cousins, aunts, uncles and loving friends.

Joshua is our Superman and is now our Superangel.

Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 (today) with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Joshua may be made to the Golisano Children’s Hospital c/o Upstate Medical University Foundation, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.

Henry James Bonnie, avid outdoorsman

Henry James Bonnie, 72, of Fulton, passed away Sunday Feb. 16 at Oswego Hospital.

Hank was a life time resident of the Fulton area. He had retired from the City of Fulton and had also worked at Battle Island Golf Course.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and was an avid outdoorsman.

He was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Eva Bonnie and siblings, Francis “Butch” Bonnie and Jeanette Cocopoti.

Hank is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Betsy Miller; children, Kimberly Jo (Rodger) Wooding, Bonnie Bea (Mark) Bonnie-Billion, Henry Jay Bonnie and Billijo Lee (Todd) Blair; sisters, Keitha and Dorothy; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 22 (today) at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 2819 County Route 45, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Fund, 2996 County Route 45, Fulton, NY 13069.

Hector Rivera, longtime Fulton resident

Hector Rivera, 60, of Fulton, died Sunday Feb. 16, 2014, in St. Joseph Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Puerto Rico, the son of Alejandro Rivera of Brooklyn and the late Victoria Rivera. He has been a resident of Fulton for many years.

He is survived by his sons Luis Viera and Alex Rivera both of Fulton; his brother Charlie Rivera of Brooklyn; his sister Yolanda Rivera of Fulton; and five grandchildren.

Calling hours were Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.