Category Archives: Obituaries

George F. Matthews Jr.

George F. Matthews Jr., 81, of Fulton died Wednesday July 8, 2015 in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in Oswego the son of the late George and Zelma (Blake) Matthews. He worked with the Painter’s Local # 31 Oswego. Mr. Matthews served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955. He was a former member of the VFW, Elks, American Legion, and the Polish Home. He loved all sports, especially baseball and the New York Yankees. He is survived by his daughters Becky (William) McCarron of Pa., Amy Matthews of Pa., Sarah (David) Soutar of Elmira, and siblings Sharon (John) Huddleston of Alexandria Bay, Mary (Dan) Parrish of Baldwinsville, Frances (Gary) Oakley of Hannibal, Michelle (Walt) Dingman of Alexandria Bay, Kevin Crary of Watertown, Tim Matthews of Fla., Mark Matthews of Fulton, Patrick (Janet) Matthews of Oswego, David Matthews of Baldwinsville, Michael Matthews of Baldwinsville, Judy House of Baldwinsville, and Connie Bertollini of Baldwinsville, and several grandchildren. Graveside services will be Friday, July 17, 2015 at noon in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd St. Fulton.

John Waloven

John Waloven, 91, of Fulton passed away Friday, June 26 at Oswego Hospital, Oswego N.Y. He was born in Fulton, N.Y. to the late Dennis and Magda (Yacura) Waloven. Mr. Waloven has remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. He was a United States Veteran having served in the Army from 1943-1945. Mr. Waloven retired in 1986 from Sealright Co., after 43 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Fulton VFW and a past communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton. Mr. Waloven enjoyed performing with his accordion for residents of the local nursing homes. He was a past communicant and council member of Our Lady of the Rosary, Hannibal. He and his wife Shirley were avid volunteers and successfully chaired Our Lady of the Rosary Chicken and Biscuit Dinner Committee for several years. They were also longtime communicants of Holy Trinity Church, Fulton and most recently Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Minetto. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley Waloven of Fulton; three children John Waloven Jr. of Oswego, Gregory Waloven of Hannibal, Christopher Waloven of Hannibal; five stepchildren Michael Elhage of LA., Mark Elhage of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Christine Hunter of Kingston, Ontario, Joanne Weldin of Fulton, Linda Johnson of N.C.; son-in-law Daniel Jurenko; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Waloven was pre-deceased by his first wife Ann Waloven in 1977; his daughters Patricia Nappi in 1997, and Ann Jurenko in 2010; stepson Gerard Elhage; three siblings Frank Waloven, Michael Waloven and Torra Waloven. Funeral Services were held June 30 at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. James Schultz. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were conducted June 29 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Oswego County Catholic Charities 365 West 1st St. Fulton, NY 13069.

Linda A. Gowda

Linda A. Gowda, 76; of Fulton passed away at Oswego Hospital Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mrs. Gowda was born in Fulton, N.Y., to the late Robert and Mary (Moore) Stevenson. She has been a lifetime resident of Oswego County. Mrs. Gowda was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was also an avid golfer. Mrs. Gowda was predeceased by two brothers, Robert (Carol) and Michael Stevenson. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John Gowda of Fulton; their son, John Gowda of Fulton; two brothers, James (Beth) Stevenson of Liverpool, N.Y. and Dennis (Kathy) Stevenson of Fulton; sister-in-law, Joanne Stevenson of IN, and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be held privately.  The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St., S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Thomas “Pat” Battista

Battista 001Thomas “Pat” Battista, 92, of Oswego died Friday June 19, 2015 in St. Luke Health Services with his wife by his sie. Mr. Battista was born in Oswego the son of the late John and Anna (DeSantis) Battista. He retired from Nestle’s Fulton in 1985 as a millwright. He served in the United States Army during WWII from 1943 until 1945, in the First Infantry Division (Big Red 1). He landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, he made all three amphibious landings in N. Africa, Europe and Sicily. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and several other medals. He was honorably discharged after being wounded in action. Mr. Battista was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Oswego, the Holy Name Society, the Dante Aleghieri, Oswego, the VFW Post #5885, Oswego, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Rose (Barillo) Battista of Oswego, and their children Patricia (Richard) Cummings of Oswego; Rosemary (Arnold Whiting) Ingersoll of Oswego; James (Elena) Battista of Oswego; John (Mary Jean) Battista of Oswego; and Mary Beth Battista of Oswego. In addition he is survived by his siblings Frances Hibbert of Oswego, Samuel (Anna) Battista of Oswego; and Mary Ann (William) Pierce of Fulton, 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces, and nephews, and cousins. Mr. Battista was also predeceased by siblings Carmella “Ella” Battista, Michael Battista, Rosie Peterson, Theresa Hibbert, and Margaret “Jenny” Battista. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

James Randall Altman

James Randall AltmanJames Randall Randy “Mileaway” Altman, 60, of Phoenix, N.Y., passed away on Thursday June 18, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born in Fulton, NY on Feb.18, 1955, to his mother, Marjorie (Deyo) Altman and his late father, Fredrick Altman, Sr., who died on Aug. 24, 2013. Mileaway was a member of the Carpenters Union Local # 747 for over 30 years. He was also an original member of the Flat Face & The Shempdells Band for nearly 40 years, earning him the title of “best damn spoon player in this town,” and providing good times and great memories for those he touched through his presence and their music. To know him was to love him, and his memory will live in the hearts and minds of so many. Surviving are his two sons, Justin Altman and (Cortney), Mathew (Gina) Altman, all of Pennellville; and their mother Gina (Dunn) Altman of Phoenix; his grandchildren, Chase, Shay and Cal Altman; his mother Marjorie (Deyo) Altman of Easley, S.C.; his siblings, Fred Altman, Jr. of Bluffton, S.C., Rod (Nancy) Altman of Phoenix, Terri (Chuck) Gettino of Pulaski, Tammi Altman of Easley, S.C., Tim (Jolene) Altman of Easley, S.C., and Todd Altman o Phoenix; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Calling hours were Monday June 22, in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

Warren Lee Deuel

Warren Lee Deuel, 63, of Fulton, passed away at University Hospital, Syracuse. Born in Fulton, N.Y., to his mother, Grace (Gardenier) Deuel and his late father, John Deuel on May 23, 1952, he was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton. Warren was a truck driver for Saunders Concrete & Aggregate Plant, Nedrow. He was predeceased by his brother, Steven Deuel. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Susan (Reynolds) Deuel of Fulton; two daughters, Jennifer Evans of Calif., and Lindsey Deuel of Fla.; one son, Ryan Deuel of Fulton; his mother, Grace Deuel of Va.; one sister, Nora Deuel of Va.; and two granddaughters, Theresa Gordy and Allie Deuel. There are no services. Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, N.Y., has care of arrangements.