Category Archives: Obituaries

Velma Johnson, lifetime resident of Fulton

Velma Johnson, 98, of Fulton died Friday Jan. 3 at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Phoenix, NY and she has been a lifetime resident of Fulton.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Harold Johnson and children, Tracy, Neil and Kathy.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Lee Furlong Sr. of Fulton; 12 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Kenneth Taylor, loved to hunt and fish

Kenneth H. Taylor, 64, of Sandy Creek,  died Friday Jan. 10 at his home after a sudden attack.

He was born in Oswego, the son of the late Charles and Norma Taylor.

Kenneth enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was predeceased by his brother Daniel Taylor.

He is survived by his siblings, Charles (Margaret) Taylor of CA, Georgiana (Victor) Ayers of Cleveland NY, Floyd Taylor of Fla., James (Betty) Taylor of Kentucky, William (Linda) Taylor of Montana, Michael (Cindy) Taylor of Wisconsin, Jonathon (Sue) Taylor of Sandy Pond, Gene Taylor of Parish, Norman (Elizabeth) Taylor of Oswego and Timothy Taylor of Montana;  several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 18 (today), at noon at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Calling hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth’s name to the Sandy Creek Food Pantry.

Frances L. Kray, former secretary for Dr. Tripp, SUNY Oswego

Frances L. Kray, 83, of Oswego, died Friday Jan. 10 at Morningstar Care Center, Oswego.

She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Francis and Edith Boyer.

Mrs. Kray was a former secretary for Dr. Sam Tripp, and at SUNY Oswego.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, and the Lord’s Delight Prayer Community. Mrs. Kray was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard Kray of Oswego; children Carolyn Barcomb, of Oswego, Diane (Tom) Murray of Oswego, Timothy (Elizabeth) Kray of Florida, Gerald (Linda) Kray of Oswego, Patrick Kray of Oswego, James (Marcia) Kray of Oswego and Mary (Rodney) Gehan of Oswego; brothers, James (Peggy) Boyer of Oswego and Edward (Terry) Boyer of Fla.; sisters Dorothy Kenyon of Oswego and Evelyn (Jack) Hennessey of St. Louis; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sister Eleanor Parker.

Funeral services were Tuesday Jan. 14 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego, and at St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder.

Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours were Monday Jan. 13 at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Bernice F. Smith, loved to bake, sew

Bernice R. Smith, 87, of Fulton, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Manor at Seneca Hill.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late Bennie and Frances Clothier. She lived all her life in Fulton.

Bernice was a homemaker and loved to bake and sew.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard F. Smith in 2007 and by a daughter, Darcy Smith in 1985.

Bernice is survived by her seven children, Dianne (Joe) Stewart of  Fairport, Dennise (Bob) Matzke of Matthews, NC, Reid (Janet) Smith of Kennedy, NY, Ricky (Nancy) Smith of Oxford, NY, Regan (Marilyn) Smith of Smyrna, NY, Donna (Walt) Ellis of Mill Spring, NC and Debbie (Mike) Smith of Fulton; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or funeral services. Burial will be in the spring at Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Barbara E. Devendorf, passionate about playing bridge

Barbara E. Devendorf passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the age of 85.

She was born Jan. 22, 1928 in East Syracuse, N.Y., to the late Martin and Lucy Lawler.

She was employed for many years as an office manager in the medical field in New York, but had made her home here in The Plantation since 1992.

Barbara enjoyed golfing, but her true passion was playing bridge.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Paul Devendorf, of Leesburg; one son, Douglas (Jean) Devendorf of Fulton, N.Y.; two daughters-in-law, Sandra and Vicki Devendorf; five grandchildren, Wayne, Neil and Ian Devendorf and Jimmy and Justin Keller; and one great-granddaughter, Katie Ann Devendorf.

Barbara is also survived by a brother, Richard (Joy) Lawler of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and four sisters; Jeanne (Herbert) Bills of Port Orange, Fla., Vivian (Glenn) Cooper of Pennellville, N.Y., Mary Lou (Edward) Brown of Phoenix, N.Y., and Jacqueline (Carl) Caltabiano of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law Jean Lawler, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne and Richard Devendorf, and a brother; Martin Lawler Jr.

A memorial service for Barbara will be held in the Page-Theus Funeral Home in Leesburg, Fla. at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 14. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services.

Burial will take place at a later date in Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton, N.Y.

Memorials in Barbara’s honor may be directed to the Cornerstone Hospice, Tavares, Fla.

Juanita Dobbin VanLinder, worked at Mimi’s

Juanita Dobbin VanLinder, 101, of Fulton, died Monday Jan. 6 at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton.

Juanita was a homemaker and worked at Mimi’s Drive Inn as a light cleaner for 30 years, retiring in 2004. She was an animal caretaker and was known to take in stray animals.

Juanita was predeceased by her husband, Byron A. VanLinder in 1966; her daughters, Nancy VanLinder in 1947, Merlin Townsend in 1997 and Sally Leubner in 2013; two sons, Lee VanLinder in 2010 and Carl VanLinder in 2012.

She is survived by two daughters, Patti (Rodney) Leubner of Aurora and Irene Hall of Oswego; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be in the spring at Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego County Humane Society, 265 W. First St., Oswego, NY 13126. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Mary F. McCann, worked at Sealright for 39 years

Mary F. McCann, 89, of Volney, died Friday Jan. 3, 2014, in the Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. McCann was born in Scriba, the daughter of the late Leon and Eva Bartlett.

She retired from Sealright Corp. as a machine operator after 39 years of service.

Mrs. McCann was a member of the Volney Seniors.

She is predeceased by her sons, Norman and Gerald Grant, and her brother Earl James Monroe.

Mrs. McCann is survived by her husband of 57 years, Brindsley O. McCann of Volney; her brother Ross Bartlett of Fulton; sister, Jane Daniels of Fulton; four grandsons Gary, Jerry, James, Tim; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 6 at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. George Wurz.

Spring burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

Calling hours were Jan. 5 at the funeral home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

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.