Category Archives: Obituaries

Ruth Elizabeth Pierce, foster mother, loved to garden


Ruth Elizabeth Pierce, 94, of Pittsford,  formerly of Martville, died Monday, May 26 at the Highlands Living Center.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late, Elbert and Emma Jane Pilling and lived in Martville for most of her life. Ruth worked at Schuler Potato Chip factory in Cato for five years before becoming a homemaker and creating a beautiful home for her family.

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Dorothy A. Hart, lived most of her life in Fulton


Dorothy A. Hart, 83, of Fulton, passed away at home on Thursday June 5.

Born in Scriba to Grace (Baker) and Edgar S. Hart, Dorothy graduated from Oswego High School Class of 1948.  She lived most of her life in Fulton where she held a number of jobs in offices and productions.

Dorothy is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Edward Hart, who passed away in 2010.

She is survived by her sons Douglas (Patty) Hart and Thomas Hart; daughter Judy (John) Flynn; brother Sam (Dawn) Hart; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.

Contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Oswego County Hospice, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, NY  13126

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Richard DeForest, enjoyed sightseeing, road trips, cooking, playing cards

Richard C. DeForest, 55, of Groton and formerly of Fulton, passed away May 9.

He enjoyed sightseeing, road trips, playing cards, cooking, social networking and spending time with family and friends.

Richard loved life and new adventures.

He was the son of the late, William and Thelma Combes DeForest, Sr. and was predeceased by a sister, Shirley DeForest Hobby.

Surviving are siblings, William DeForest, Jr. of Hannibal and Patricia DeForest Irland of Fulton; a nephew, Justin Irland, a niece, Jessica Hobby Snow; a great-nephew, Lane Snow and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, June 7 (today) at Hannibal Center Cemetery, Cemetery Road in Hannibal.

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of arrangements.