Category Archives: Obituaries

Anna Mae Ladd, worked at Nestles for years

Anna Mae Ladd, 74, of Sterling, passed away at home Thursday morning, Dec. 19, following a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late Merton and Helen Beshures.

Anna graduated from Hannibal High School in 1957 and worked for Nestlé in Fulton for nearly 40 years until her retirement in 2002.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert E. Ladd; three daughters, Nancy (Anthony) Ladd Toscano of Martville, Roberta Ladd of Williamstown and Cindy (Richard Hillman) Ward of Hannibal; three sisters, Carol Strauts of Oswego, Linda Walters of Florida and Elizabeth McQuaid of Fulton; three brothers, John (Cindy) Beshures of Scriba, Richard Beshures of Fulton and Jack Beshures of Fulton; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Dec. 23 with services following, at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Ladd may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Jean M. Sweet, retired from ALLTEL

Jean M. Sweet, 86, of Fulton, died Monday Dec. 16, 2013.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late Fred and Louise LaPierre Sweet and resided in Fulton all her life.

Ms. Sweet retired in 1989 from ALLTEL New York, Inc. in Fulton as a directory supervisor where she worked for 39 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Sweet was predeceased by three brothers, George, Harry and Frederick Sweet.

There are no calling hours or funeral services.

Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Jennifer Burdick, sang in G. Ray Bodley chorus

Jennifer A. Burdick, 20, of Fulton, died Thursday, Dec. 12 as a result of an automobile accident in the town of Palermo.

A native of Alameda County, Calif., she lived in Xenia, Ohio, before moving to Fulton in 2010.

Jennifer was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, where she was a member of the chorus.

She previously was a member of the Xenia Soccer Club and played clarinet and sang with chorus in the Xenia Middle School and Xenia High School

Surviving are her daughter, Ella Porter of Fulton; parents, Richard Burdick (Carrie Crofoot) of Fulton and Diana Burdick of Xenia, Ohio; sister, Brittany Burdick of Springfield, Ohio; half-brothers, Jason Sixberry (Jessica) of Richland and Tyler Burdick of Hannibal; paternal grandparents, Sharon and Charles Irwin of Martville and Richard Burdick of Hannibal; maternal grandparents, Gary and Christine Allen of Beavercreek, Ohio; aunt and uncle, Cheryl and Bruce Horning of Fulton; uncle and aunt, Corey and Jessica Allen of Oviedo, Fla., and several cousins.

Calling hours were Monday, Dec. 16 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services were after the calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Ella Porter Education Fund, c/o Richard Burdick, 649 Rathburn Road, Oswego, NY 13126.

Zachary Parker, loves skatesboarding, fishing

Zachary R. Parker, 21 of Fulton, died Thursday, Dec. 12 as a result of an automobile accident in the town of Palermo.

He enjoyed skate boarding and fishing.

Surviving are his parents, Wayne and Amy (VanSanford) Parker of Fulton; siblings, Wayne, Kyle, Courtney, Collin, Kaleb and Avery; paternal grandmother, Shirley Parker of Cleveland; maternal grandfather, Garry VanSanford of FL; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at The Church of the Nazarene, 914 Utica St., Fulton with services immediately following.

Contributions may be made to his family. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.

David A. Smith, worked in maintenance for Fulton city schools

David A. Smith, 61, of Oswego, died Saturday Dec. 7 at his home.

David was born in Syracuse, the son of the late Merritt and Thelma (Corsette) Smith, and he was a resident of Fulton before moving to Oswego 30 years ago.

He was a former employee of the Fulton school district where he worked in the maintenance department.

David is survived by his sister Millie (Joe) LaBeef of Fulton.

Services will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St., Fulton.

Arturo Gonzales, enjoyed skateboarding and video games

Arturo Gonzales, 24, of Fulton, passed away Monday Dec. 9.

Born in Texas, he has lived in the Fulton area since 2001. He worked at Little Caesar’s Pizza in Fulton and enjoyed skateboarding and playing video games.

Arturo’s memory will be forever cherished by his parents, Ester (Jim Musumeci) Gonzales; four-year-old son, Urijah James; five sisters, Celina (Isreal) Molina, Virginia Robles, Rosalie (Brian) Burke, Gloria (Fernando) Cardenas and Ester (Marc) Cox; a brother, Macedonio (Lisa) Gonzales; grandmother, Sabastina Gloria; his best friends, Sisco, Keith, Antonio, Dominic and Demetri; his faithful companion, Rocco; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours were Friday with a service following at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, 13069.