Category Archives: Obituaries

Alan J. Crandall, member of VFW, Elks and Polish Home

Alan J. Crandell, 75, of Fulton, passed away peacefully Dec. 7 at the VA Hospice Unit in Syracuse with his family by his side.

He was a member of the Fulton Elks #830, Fulton V.F.W. Post 569 and the Fulton Polish Home.

Alan loved camping, being outdoors and his bonfires.

He also enjoyed horseshoes, fishing, bowling, carpentry, playing cards, NASCAR racing and watching sports with his family and friends.

Alan was a very friendly, well known and active member of his family and was always willing to lend a hand.

He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his wife of 48 years, the former Monica Mileskey; a son, Barry (Diane) Crandell; daughters, Lisa (Danny) Elmer and Carol (Terry) Larrabee; a brother, Robert (Gwen) Crandell; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

The family wishes to extend its sincerest appreciation to the VA Medical Center for the phenomenal care received and requests contributions in memory of Alan be made to the Syracuse VA Medical Center, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, 13210.

Stacia Swiader, worked for Sealright and Nestles

Stacia Swiader, 96, of Fulton, died Monday Dec. 2 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

She was born in Oswego, NY to the late Peter and Caroline (Chowanice) Chernachowicz.

Mrs. Swiader was previously employed with Sealright Corp., Fulton and she later retired from Nestles Co., Fulton.

Mrs. Swiader was a past member of the St. Michael’ s Altar Rosary Society and Fulton Polish Home Ladies Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her first husband Matthew Okoniewski, and second husband Michael Swiader.

Mrs. Swiader is survived by her daughter June Okoniewski Burrell of Buffalo; two grandchildren Matthew Burrell, and Gregory Burrell; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews including David and Catherine Okoniewski.

Funeral services were Friday at Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Robert Stephenson. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

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

Diane Spaulding, avid Bingo player

Diane Spaulding, 77, of Oswego, died Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013 in St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Spaulding was born in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy (Gray) Valley. Mrs. Spaulding lived in Akron, NY most of her life before moving to Oswego in 2010.

She loved spending time with her family, and she was an avid Bingo player, which was a love she passed down to her daughters and granddaughters. Mrs. Spaulding enjoyed her nightly card games with her friends.

She was predeceased by her husband J. Douglas Spaulding in 1991, her daughter Dodie L. Spaulding in 2000, and her siblings Nancy St. Onge, Michael Valley, and Suzanne Stratton.

Mrs. Spaulding is survived by her daughters Cynthia Spaulding of Oswego, Linda (Herb) Waterson of Lockport, Pamela (Douglas) Ribbeck of Lockport; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Arlene Crane, active member of Church of the Nazarene

Arlene M. Crane, 82, of Fulton, went to be with the Lord, Sunday Dec. 1 at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Ballston Spa, she had lived in the Fulton area since 1952.

Arlene was an active member and Sunday school teacher at The Church of the Nazarene.

She was predeceased by her husband, Warren “Dick” Crane, who passed away in 2006.

Arlene is survived by her children, Constance C. Colling of Mexico, John W. Crane of Palermo, Paul R. Crane of Fulton and James R. Crane of Somerville, NJ; two grandchildren, Karen Miller and Keith Colling; one great-granddaughter, Kendall Miller.

A service was held Thursday at The Church of the Nazarene, 914 Utica St., Fulton.  There were no calling hours.

Contributions in memory of Arlene, may be made to The Church of the Nazarene, 914 Utica St., Fulton, 13069.  Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Sybil Dellomorte, vet technician and worked for Kathy Lee’s Home Care

Sybil Dellomorte, 73, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Nov. 29 at University Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

She was born on July 6, 1940 in Fulton, NY, a daughter to the late, Francis and Georgina Butterman Loosen. On Aug. 29, 1958, Sybil married Richard Dellomorte in Syracuse.

She worked as a veterinarian technician at Oneida Animal Hospital for many years and also worked for Kathy Lee’s Home Care in Sylvan Beach.

Sybil is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard Dellomorte; children, Susan (Donald) Stachewicz, Michael (Nancy) Dellomorte, Richard Dellomorte all of Cleveland, Barbara (George) Prehoda of Saratoga Springs, Anthony (Jen) Dellomorte of Cicero and Christina of Fulton; a sister, Karen Tice of Bonners Ferry, ID; a brother, Norbert Loosen of Fulton; Sybil was blessed to have 13 grandchildren, four great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Gary, Louis and James Loosen; two sisters, Gertrude Tracy and Joan Pallotta.

In celebration of Sybil’s life, the family will receive friends and relatives at Castaway’s Riverside Restaurant, 916 County Route 37, Brewerton, NY 13029 from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

The family will have a private burial at a later date. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Diane Marie Kimball, enjoyed gardening, crafts

Diane Marie Kimball, 61, of Oswego passed away Tuesday Nov. 26 at home surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born in Camp LeJeune, N.C., a daughter to Joan Lavey and the late, Robert Barker and was a life resident of Oswego.

Diane was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, crafts and spending time with her family.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Buxton Borrow, who died Sept. 25, 2013.

Diane is survived by her husband of 20 years, Bruce Kimball; four children, William (Laurie) Buxton of Fulton, Tracy (Cory) Jones of Sterling, Christine (Jordan) Eells of Hannibal and Brian Buxton of Mexico; her mother, Joan (Paul) Lavey of Oswego; one sister, Kathy Lavey of Oswego; three brothers, Robert (Joanne) Barker of Florida, Timothy (Shelley) Barker of Oswego and Richard (Tammy) Barker of Charlotte, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; one great granddaughter as well as several nieces and nephews.

A calling hour and services were held Dec. 2 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Gordon Chappell, longtime employee of the Fulton Traffic Division

Gordon D. Chappell, 79, of Fulton died Friday Nov. 22 at home.

Mr. Chappell was born in Chateaugay, NY to the late Victor and Nellie (Pickeron) Chappell.

He retired from the City of Fulton Traffic Division after 30-plus years of service.

Mr. Chappell loved to walk. He would walk more than 5 miles every day.

Mr. Chappell is survived by his wife Darlene Chappell of Auburn, NY; three children, Victor Gordon Chappell of Fulton, Christopher (Kelly) Chappell of Fulton, and Nicole (Douglas) Finley of Auburn, NY; one  brother, Maynard (Betty) Chappell of SC; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral service.  Burial will be held privately.

Calling hours were Saturday Nov. 30 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Janette L. Hubbard, potato farmer

Janette  L. Hubbard, 58, of Granby passed away Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

Born in Syracuse to her late mother, Beverly (Landers) Cramer and her surviving father, Cyril Cramer on Feb. 15, 1955.

She was a graduate of the J. C. Birdlebough High School class of 1973 in the Phoenix Central Schools, Phoenix.

Janette was a potato farmer. She and her husband Tom, raised potatoes on their many acres of land and for many years at their farm in Granby.

Janette enjoyed gardening and country life with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Heath G. Hubbard, 1977.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Thomas G. Hubbard; her son, Colton Hubbard; her daughter and son-in-law, Meghan and Jerry Boothe; her father, Cyril Cramer; two grandchildren, Isabelle Boothe and Madeline Boothe; several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, cousins.

A calling hour will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday Dec. 4 (today) followed by a 12:01 p.m. service with the Rev. Terrence E. Millbyer officiating, at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.