Category Archives: Obituaries

Carol J. Johnson, formerly of Oswego

Carol J. Johnson, 80, formerly of Oswego, passed away Friday, April 18 at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton. 

She was the daughter of the late, Lynn and Ruth Lewis Johnson.

Surviving are her two sisters, Lynne “Bunny” Phillips of Georgetown, TX and Judith (Richard) Tyler of Hannibal; nieces and nephews, David and John Scharf, Patricia Becker, Jill Gilbert and Susan Messer; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31 with a memorial service immediately following at 11 a.m. at the Hannibal United Methodist Church, corner of Church and West streets in Hannibal. 

Burial will be at Onondaga Valley Cemetery in Syracuse. 

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton and Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego for the love and care that Carol received during her stay. 

Memorial gifts may be given for Michaud Residential Health Services through the St. Luke – John Foster Burden Fund, 299 E. River Road, Oswego, NY 13126. 

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of the arrangements.

John Lagoe, veteran, head cook at Wade’s Diner

J5-29_OBITlagoeohn Lagoe, 70, of Oswego died Saturday May 24, 2014 at the Veterans Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Oswego, the son of the late George and Dorothy (Dale) Lagoe Sr.

Mr. Lagoe worked at Wade’s Diner since 1960 starting as a dishwasher and later becoming the head cook.

He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR.

Mr. Lagoe served in the United States army from 1967 until 1969.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Gene Lagoe, George Lagoe Jr., and Carol Losurdo.

Mr. Lagoe is survived by his sister Sharon Crisafulli, of Oswego and close friend Anne Demm of Oswego, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Wednesday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be private. Calling hours wre Wednesday at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Dennis J. Malone, serving in Air Force

5-29_OBITmaloneDennis James Malone, 28, of Hannibal, passed away Sunday May 25.  

Born in Syracuse, he had lived in the Hannibal area for many years. Dennis enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2009 and was serving as a Contract Administrator Specialist.  

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, William and Martha Truax, paternal grandmother, Louise Malone and honorary grandmother, Gladys Cole.  

Dennis will be greatly missed and forever loved by his parents, Richard and Candy Truax Malone; three siblings, Corinne (Phil) Slocum, Richard (Jennifer) Malone, Jr. and Spencer (Makayla Eggleston) Malone; a nephew, Richard Malone, III; his girlfriend, Tina Riggs and her son, Corbyn; his paternal grandfather, Leonard Malone; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Church, 134 E. Fifth St., Oswego. Burial will be at Hannibal Village Cemetery, Hannibal.  

Calling hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today) at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dennis may be made to Oswego Elks Lodge #271, 135 W. 5th St., Oswego, 13126 or Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 8201 Corporate Dr., Suite 1000, Landover, MD 20785.

David Izyk, worked at Novelis

David Izyk, 33, of Scriba, died Thursday May 22, 2014. 

He was born in Oswego, the son of John and Donna (Manwaring) Izyk of Scriba. 

David was employed with Novelis of Oswego. He enjoyed camping with his family and going hunting. 

In addition to his parents, David is survived by his children, Xavier M. Izyk and Arianne L. Izyk of Scriba; his wife Jennifer Rogers of LA; his sister April L. Marshall of Oswego and his brother Christopher J. Izyk of Oswego; nephews Taylor and Jacob Marshall; and his maternal grandparents William E. and Barbara A. Manwaring of Oswego; aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents John and Rita Izyk. 

Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Richard Emmons, veteran, firefighter

5-29_OBITemmonsRichard Emmons, 84, of Volney, NY passed away Sunday evening May 25 at University Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Nathan and Gladys (Coe) Emmons.

Mr. Emmons has been a resident of Fulton for most of his life. He was a United States veteran having served in the Army Air Force from 1947 to 1949.  He was past employed with the Fulton Fire Department for 11 years and later retired from the United States Postal Service, Taft Road,  North Syracuse location after 26 years of service.

He was an avid Bingo player.

Mr. Emmons was pre-deceased by his grandson Jeffrey Brown in 2004.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Geraldine Emmons of Volney, NY; five children Dianna (Joseph) Brown, and Carol (Lewis) Palmer both of Volney, NY, Frank (Jeanette) Emmons of CA, Anita Wavercak of Fenner, NY, and Cynthia (Mike) Neverette of Baldwinsville, NY; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m.  Friday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. with Mr. Emmons’ granddaughter Tammy Palmer officiating. Burial will be held privately.

Calling hours will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today) in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Florence Eames Wallace, Valley News columnist, Fulton teacher, sold antiques

Florence “Flo” Eames Wallace, 73, of Fair Haven, formerly of Fulton, passed away Sunday, May 11 after a long illness in Tucson, AZ where she spent her winters.

A native of Fulton, she lived in Fair Haven for the past 20 years.

Florence retired after 33 years as an elementary teacher in the Fulton School District and was a substitute high school teacher at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

She was the author of a newspaper column for The Valley News many years ago and had owned a seasonal boutique in Fair Haven selling antiques, crafts and books.

Florence had been an avid fan of her daughter Amanda’s basketball career and was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Florence Eames, her sister, Joyce Salisbury and by her beloved daughter, Trooper Amanda Anna, who died in the line of duty in 2012.

Surviving are her devoted husband, Frank Wallace of Fair Haven; a grandson, Ethan Anna of North Syracuse; two step-sons, Vernon and Craig Wallace, both of PA; brother-in-law, Bruce Salisbury; nieces, Tracy Burford and Susan Salisbury; nephew, Daniel Salisbury and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Calling hours were Friday, May 23 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services are at noon Saturday, May 24 (today) at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Springbrook Cemetery in Fair Haven.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trooper Amanda Anna Fund, P.O. Box 485, Fair Haven, NY 13064.

Ann Elizabeth Gould, thoughtful mother

Ann Elizabeth (Hartenhoff) Gould passed away peacefully at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

Born to Henry and Estol Hartenhoff in Fulton in 1936, she lived in the Fulton and Oswego areas.

She was predeceased by her former husband Charles Gould, and is survived by long-time companion Gordon Ware.

She was a loving, thoughtful mother to six children: Cathy Varnum, Janice (Gerald) LaVaute, Patti (William) Rogers, and Doug, Noreen and Jodi Gould.

She was infinitely proud of her children and more than a dozen grandchildren on whom she doted, including Wendy (Michael) Williams, Mandie (Frederick) Lathrop, Ryan Varnum, Matthew (Crystal) LaVaute, Kelly LaVaute, Derek (Hailey) Rogers, Nicholas (Christine) Rogers, Rachel Gould, Kile Green and Zachery (Joelle) Gould.  Her eleven great-grandchildren include Jason, Alec, Baylen, Maddoc, Macade, Talon, Noah, Owen, Quentin, Clare and Mia.

A private family remembrance service is planned.  There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made to United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Road, Richland, NY 13144.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Foster Funeral Home in Fulton.

William T. Henderson, Little League coach, church usher, baseball card collector


William Terry Henderson, 64, of Baldwinsville and formerly of Phoenix, died May 18, 2014 at home.

Mr. Henderson was born Oct. 25, 1949 to the late Ralph and Joan Henderson of Phoenix.

Growing up, he peddled milk in and around Phoenix for his family’s farm, Henderson Dairy. Later in life, he worked for Cooper-Crouse Hinds as a computer information department manager.

He was married to Constance Henderson for more than 42 years. “Poochie” was the love of his life.

A long-time baseball coach, he coached his sons and many other kids throughout Little League and other summer baseball teams. He was an avid Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves fan.

Later in life, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren play baseball, ice skating, gymnastics and soccer. He also collected baseball cards.

He was also the head usher and long-time member of Trinity Assembly of God in Clay. A fun-loving and outgoing person, he enjoyed interacting with people and making them laugh. He enjoyed visiting and playing with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Isabelle Joy Henderson, and a sister, Patricia Brown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons and their wives, Derek and Lisa Henderson of Liverpool and Andrew and Regina Henderson of East Syracuse; grandchildren, Emma, Jared, Abigail, and Carter Henderson; sisters; Connie and Larry Gorthey of Florida and Bonnie and Robert Clark of Georgia; sister- and brother-in-law, Sue and Gerry Parkinson of Pennellville; brother-in-law, Dan Brown of Panther Lake; nieces and nephews, Rachael Parkinson, Mark Gorthey, Karen Gorthey, Scott Brown, Victoria Brown,  Ryan Brown, Heidi Woodcock, Molly Brown, Stephanie Davis Smith of GA, and Brianne Davis of CA; and many other loving friends and relatives.

Calling hours were Wednesday, May 21 at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. A funeral service was held May 22 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Henderson Scholarship Fund, Phoenix Dollars for Scholars, 552 Main St., PO Box 445,