Category Archives: Obituaries

August Morgia, veteran, steelworker

5-29_OBITmorgiaAugust Morgia, 83, of Oswego died Friday May 23, 2014 in St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse. 

Mr. Morgia was born in Oswego, the son of the late Antonio and Florence (Polega) Morgia. 

Mr. Morgia was a United States Army veteran serving from 1948 until 1952. He retired from Northern Steel as a steelworker. 

Mr. Morgia was a member of the American Legion Post 286. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly Morgia of Oswego; their children Gina (Scott) Sheridan of Oswego and Carla (Craig) Lahr of Florida; and grandson Craig Lahr. 

Graveside services and burial were Tuesday at St. Peter’s Cemetery. 

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

Charles Woodworth IV, loved fishing, NASCAR

Charles H. Woodworth IV, 23, of Oswego, passed away Saturday May 24 after a yearlong battle with cancer.  

Born in New Jersey, he had lived in Oswego for most of his life. 

He was a 2009 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton and a 2011 graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College, earning a certificate in Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics.  

Chucky enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.  

He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his parents, Charles H. and Christine Woodworth, III; a sister, Sarah; maternal grandparents, Sandra (Richard) Frankevich of Pulaski and Winfield (Marilyn) Drennon of Florida; paternal grandparents, Charles H. and Donna Woodworth, Jr. of Oswego; aunts and uncles, Cynthia (Chuck) Tayburn, Brian (Jacqueline) Drennon, Doug (Barb) Drennon, Cindy (Bill) Woodworth, Brenda (Mark) Lyons and Kathy Woodworth; great aunts and uncles, Faye Grishka, Alice Woodworth and Jim (Dale) Painter; his buddy, Casper the cat and several loved cousins.  

A service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.  Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.  

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today) at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to Upstate Cancer Center, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, 13210.

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.