Category Archives: Obituaries

Sandie Szatanek, registered nurse at Upstate

Sandie Szatanek, 66, of Baldwinsville, went home to her eternal father Monday, Jan. 6 with her family by her side.

She was a registered nurse at SUNY Upstate for more than 30 years and retired in 2004.

Sandie was a loving and caring wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother.

She was a communicant of Pope John XXIII Church in Liverpool.

She was predeceased by her mother and father, Georgia and John Wallace, Sr.; brothers, Louis Wallace and Jesse Wallace and sister, Jean Keeney.

Sandie leaves behind a lifetime of joy and memories which will continue to be celebrated by her husband, Frank; children, Denise (Todd) Moorhead, Pamela Szatanek, Douglas (Allison) Szatanek and Steven Szatanek; as well as five grandchildren, Conner, Maegen, Emma, Adyson and Nathan.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday Jan. 9 Pope John XXIII Church, 8290 Soule Road, Liverpool, with burial at Assumption Cemetery. Calling hours were Wednesday Jan. 8 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rescue Mission, 120 Gifford St., Syracuse, 13202 or Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, 13088.

Gerry Vivlemore, had strong faith in God

Gerry Vivlemore, 71, of Scriba passed away Dec. 24, 2013, in Las Vegas, en route to visit her father.

Born in Syracuse in October 1942, she grew up in the Oswego area. A 1960 graduate of Bishop Cunningham High School, she had a strong faith in God that carried her through life.

She loved life and each member of her family; she will be missed by all who knew her, aloha for now.

She is survived by husband of 36 years Raymond; her children, Tina (Jeff) Henkiel of Vestal, Jim (Sue) Toy, Ken (Carolyn) Toy, both of Oswego, and Ray Vivlemore III of Auburn, and Christa VanWie of Mexico.

She is also survived by her father, John (Anita) Fragale of Arizona; and brothers John ‘Boo’ of Arizona, Tom of Nevada; sisters, Pat (Steve) Burch of Oswego and Michelle (Scott) Burgess of Texas; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; two aunts; an uncle; cousins; several nieces and nephews.

Gerry was predeceased by her mother, Francene Fragale of Oswego.

Gerry’s family wishes to give a very special thank you to the staff of University Physicians Oswego Oncology.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Per Gerry’s wishes there are no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today — Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 — at St. Joseph Church, Oswego, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Gregory Kreinheder.

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

Cheri Sidman, longtime bookkeeper

Cheri Sidman, 66, of Hannibal, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Syracuse, she lived in Baldwinsville and was a graduate of C.W. Baker High School before moving to Hannibal.

Cheri retired from OVIA/Streeter & VanSanford Insurance as the office manager after many years of service and was a professional bookkeeper.

She was a member of Hannibal Center United Methodist Church where she was bookkeeper and Hannibal Center Cemetery as bookkeeper and board member.

Cheri was a member of the Fulton Art Guild and was a painter in oils, watercolors and charcoals.

She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and photography.

Cheri was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Betty Reid and twin grandchildren, Jenna and Elaina Sidman.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Lee Sidman of Hannibal; three children, Alesia Byers of Titusville, FL, Casey Ware of Bradenton, FL and Arthur (Amy) Sidman of Hannibal; grandchildren, Sidney, Mallory, Kaleb and Caden; three siblings, Robert (Colleen) Reid of North Syracuse, Mark Reid of Brewerton and Debbie (Harry) Moffat of Pennellville as well as many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Thursday, Jan. 9, at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Services followed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hannibal Center United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Diane Whitcomb, 531 County Route 21, Hannibal, NY, 13074.

Alfred Pyzdrowski, ‘master carpenter’

Alfred A. Pyzdrowski, 93, of Fulton, died Thursday evening Jan. 2.

He was born in Syracuse Nov. 30, 1920; and graduated from Central Square High School in 1938.

Mr. Pyzdrowski was a resident of Fulton for most of his life and he enjoyed winters in Florida since his retirement in 1982 from the Oswego Hospital as a boiler technician.

He was a member of the Carpenters local of Syracuse where he worked for Terry Heights Corp., as a master carpenter and cabinet maker for over 25 years. He was a self-employed contractor and builder of new homes in the Fulton area.

Mr. Pyzdrowski was both an accomplished builder for many years and a faithful Jehovah’s Witness since childhood, he helped establish the first Kingdom Hall in Fulton – Oswego area.

He will always be remembered as one who gave freely to the needs of others.

Mr. Pyzdrowski was predeceased by his wife of 69 years Barbara, and their daughter Peggy Ann O’Brien.

He is survived by his son Stephen John Pyzdrowski of Florida; two grandsons Curtis O’Brien of Volney, Cordell O’Brien of Baldwinsville; and triplet great grandsons.

He is also survived by his brothers Julian (Lois) Pyzdrowski of Central Square, Stanley Pyzdrowski of Baldwinsville, his sister Jenny Ryan of Fulton.

Funeral services were Tuesday at the Fulton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, where his nephew David Ryan will conduct the services. Calling hours were Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton.

Spring burial will be in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Carol Bixby Belanger, Fulton resident

Carol Bixby Belanger, 63, of Fulton, passed away Dec. 31 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

She is survived by her children, Charles, John, Brandi and Rebecca Belanger and Kathi Runyon; her mother, Eileen Bixby; siblings, Thomas, Charles, James, John and Steven Bixby and Eileen Huwe; two grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., POB 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.

James Edward Healy, worked at Sealright for 40 years

James Edward Healy, Sr., beloved husband and devoted father, passed away Wednesday Jan. 1 after a brief illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

James was born Aug. 25, 1937 in Fulton, a son to the late, Betty Van Buren. He graduated from Mexico High School and in 1959 married Ellen Maher.

James worked at Sealright for 40 years, retiring in 1996.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, tying flies and spending time with his family and friends.

James is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Ellen V. Healy of Fulton; two daughters, Sherry (Richard) Martuza of Arkansas and Terry Healy of Fulton; one son, James (Mary) Healy of Baldwinsville; a sister, Patricia Hines of Fulton; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Kent of Fulton, Jamie Demars of Florida, Kristy Phillips of Boston, Alicia Healy of Baldwinsville, Keith Healy of Fulton, Jessica and Josh Martuza of Arkansas; as well as four great grandchildren.

Calling hours were Sunday Jan. 5 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Healy may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Donald A. Dashnau Jr., archer and builder

Donald A. Dashnau, Jr., 55, of Oswego, passed away Wednesday Jan. 1.

He was a life resident of Oswego. Don was a pipefitter, welder, carpenter and roofer before working at Huhtamaki for several years.

He was an avid hunter, spent a lot of time in his archery workshop and was a member of Deerslayers Bowman’s Association in Oswego.

Don was very proud of his daughters and grandchildren — when he was down they always brought his spirit up.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, William T. and Luella M. Donaldson.

Don is survived by his daughters, Donielle Dashnau  and Courtney Dashnau both of Fulton; his companion, Mary Meeker of Fulton; his mother, Lora Mae Martin of Eustis, Fl.; his father, Donald A. Dashnau, Sr., of Oswego; a brother, Jerry Himes of Eustis, Fl.; a cousin, Jack Lewis, who was like a brother to Don; an aunt, Jean Lewis; uncle and aunt, Robert and Patricia Coe all of Oswego; and three grandchildren, Boston Dashnau, Carson and Louella Chetney.

Calling hours were Monday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Graveside services will be in the spring at Mount Adnah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Dashnau may be made to the Pentecostals of Fulton, (Pastor David Bassette), 100 Cayuga St., Fulton, NY 13069.