Category Archives: Obituaries

Nellie Mae Reynolds, former nurse at Michaud

Nellie Mae Reynolds, 72, of Oswego, formerly of Fulton, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 15 at Oswego Hospital surrounded by her 10 children.

Nellie was born in Palermo, a daughter to the late Walter and Laura Vandlinder, Sr.

She was formerly employed as a nurse at Michaud Nursing Home.

Nellie was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crossword puzzles and cooking by “putting everything in one pot.”

In addition to her parents, Nellie is predeceased by a  daughter, Helen Ouderkirk; two sisters, Mary Winn and Liz Manford; a brother, David Moody; companion, Edwin E. Ouderkirk.

Surviving are: her 10 children, Timothy Ouderkirk of Fulton, Anthony Ouderkirk of Hannibal, Frances Kimball of Scriba, Louise Heywood of White Plains, Earl James Ouderkirk of Fulton, Lee Rose Heywood of Fulton, Melissa Catalone of Scriba, Nellie Mae Heywood-Reynolds of Fulton, Patrick John Gandino of Volney and Douglas Reynolds of Baldwinsville; a step-brother, Eddie Butler of Albany, GA; two sisters, Christine Pullen of Hannibal and Bonnie George of Oswego; two brothers, Henry Vandlinder and Walter Vandlinder of Oswego; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 (today), at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be in the spring at Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Geraldine June Baker, lived in Fulton most of her life

Geraldine June Baker, 86, passed away at Michaud Residential Health Services, on a Tuesday afternoon.

June was born in Syracuse, schooled in Pulaski, and lived in the Fulton area most of her life.

She worked at Sealright, GE, Michaud, CYO, Meals-On-Wheels and home.

She was the wife of one, mother of five, and friend of many.

Thank you, to her family at Michaud, her friends at Mimi’s, and to her many friends of the Fulton area.

Services were private.

Please visit www.traubfh.com for On-Line Guest Book.

Jennifer Lamb Stell, formerly of Fulton

Jennifer Lamb Stell, 37, passed away Jan. 5, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

Formerly of Fulton, she moved to Texas in 1996 and was employed by AT&T.

She graduated in 1995 from Faith Baptist Academy in Baldwinsville.

She is survived by her parents, Edward and Jean Lamb of Fulton; two brothers, Edward J. (Marylene) of Fulton and Jason (Lynn) of Camden, NY; eight sisters, Denielle Ryan (David), Abigail, Jayme, Brooke, Kyleigh, Lauren, Morgan (Josh), all of Fulton, Sydney Thornton (Ben) of Washington; five nephews and seven nieces.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Fulton Alliance Church on Route 48 in Fulton.

Elizabeth “Betty” Ellsworth, owned Ellsworth’s Red & White Grocery, Econ-Wash Laundromat

Elizabeth  I. “Betty” Ellsworth, 93, of Phoenix, NY, passed away Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 at the Syracuse Home Association, Baldwinsville.

She was born in Phoenix June 3, 1920 to her late parents, Ora V. (Dolbear) and Claude P. Wallace. She was valedictorian of her graduating class, Phoenix High School, class of 1938.

Betty was owner/operator of Ellsworth’s Red & White Grocery Store, and Econ-Wash Laundromat, both located in downtown Phoenix, for many years, before closing and late sold. She also was owner of the coin-operated car wash located on Davis Street.

Betty was a member of the Phoenix United Methodist Church and it’s Women’s Fellowship organization; Ladies Auxiliary of the Phoenix Memorial Post 5540, VFW; Eastern Star; Century Club member and served as an officer; Topics Club; treasurer of T.O.P.S. organization; and an avid bowler.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Arthur R. Ellsworth on Sept. 18, 1976; her three sisters, Mary Fryer, Marjorie Myers and Geraldine Miklada, all in 2012.

Surviving are her daughter, Jo Anne “Jody” Brooks Ryan and her husband, Harvey Ryan; her son, Arthur Craig (Mary) Ellsworth of Pennellville; four grandchildren, Heather (Jim) Stagnitta, Aaron Brooks, Amanda Ellsworth, and Kevin Ellsworth; two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth “Beth” Stagnitta, and Emilee Stagnitta; one brother, Earl “Cactus Bob” Wallace of Baldwinsville; one sister, Eleanor Fisher of Fulton; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014 (today) in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, with the Rev. Lauri  J. Craig officiating. Burial will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St..  Phoenix.

Calling hours were Tuesday at the funeral home at 431 Main St..

Contributions in Betty’s memory to: Century Club, or the Phoenix Public Library, 34 Elm St., Phoenix, NY 13135

Myron “Jim” Harbison, was New York State Veteran of the Year

Myron “Jim” Harbison, 93, of Oswego, died Wednesday Jan. 15 at St. Luke Health Services.

He was born in Oswego, the son of the late Eugene and Sarah Harbison.

Mr. Harbison retired from the United States Navy, and was a World War II veteran after 25 years of service. He later retired as manager of ABC Store in Norfolk, VA.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge #271, Oswego where he was honored as NYS Veteran of the Year. Mr. Harbison was a fourth degree Knight and life member with the Knights of Columbus Council # 227, Oswego.

Mr. Harbison was predeceased by his wife Mary Harbison in 2008 after 68 years of marriage.

He is survived by several nieces, nephews, and close friends. Graveside services will be held Monday Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. in All Saints Mausoleum, Oswego.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. 

Adam A. Hartman, served with 101st Airborne in WWII

Adam A. Hartman, 92, of Hannibal, died Sunday Jan. 12 at Oswego Hospital, Oswego after a short illness.

He was born in Lebanon, PA and he has been a resident of Hannibal since 1957.

Mr. Hartman was a United States Veteran having served in the Army 101st Airborne during WWII.

He was past employed as a school bus driver with the Hannibal School District.  Mr. Hartman later retired from Sealright Co., Fulton after 25-plus years as a first class machinist.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #254 for 70 years.  Mr. Hartman was honored in 2013 by the Knights of Columbus for being the oldest living member of the council.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Hannibal and Holy Trinity Church, Fulton.

Mr. Hartman was pre-deceased by his wife Clara Hartman in 2008, son Francis A. Hartman in 2010 and 12 siblings.

He is survived by his sons Frederick (Constance) Hartman of Fla., Gerald (Mary Ann) Hartman of Hannibal and Martin (Mary Beth) Beckwith of Oswego; one  sister  Helen Nigle of Wisconsin; and grandson Jason A. Hartman of Pa.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday Jan. 18 at 10:15 a.m. in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary, Hannibal, where the Rev. Smegelsky will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton, where military honors will be bestowed.

Calling hours will be held 9 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday Jan. 18 at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

 

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.