Category Archives: Obituaries

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.

Charles E. Harris, owned and operated Harris Drywell in Oswego

Charles E. Harris, 88, of Seneca Hill, Oswego, died the morning of Friday Nov. 29 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Harris was born in Fulton the son of the late Charles and Ethel (Wells) Harris.

Mr. Harris owned and operated Harris Drywell in Oswego for many years until his retirement in 1997. He was predeceased by his daughter Suzanne Monroe in 1998, his brother Ward Harris, and his sister Evelyn Woodard.

He is survived by his wife Madalyn A. Harris of Seneca Hill, Oswego; his daughter Roxanne Falise of Colorado; son-in-law Phil Falise of Colorado; sisters Madalon Howland of Oswego and Charlotte Porter of Fulton; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

A celebration of Mr. Harris’s life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at Mimi’s in Fulton.

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

Richard Shortslef, worked for Sealright for 44 years

Richard D. “Smiley” “Shorty” Shortslef, 77, of Fulton, passed away Monday Nov. 25 at the Manor at Seneca Hill.

He was born in Oswego, grew up in Sterling and graduated from Hannibal High School. Richard worked at Sealright for 44 years, retiring in 2001.

He was a fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

Richard was predeceased by a daughter, Sheila, who died April 25, 2006; a brother, Donald Shortslef; two sisters, Mary Ellen O’Connor and Margaret Jane Jetty.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine Shortslef; a son, James (Shelley) Shortslef of Amboy; a daughter, Brenda (Darren) Roth of Fulton; a brother, Leigh (Pat) Shortslef of  Sterling; three grandchildren, Jesse Roth, Courtney Roth and Seth Perrin Shortslef; one great granddaughter, Ryleigh Mae Indick.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Church of the Nazarene, 914 Utica St., Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Howard Loomis, member of ‘Air Apaches’

Howard Beach Loomis, of Clymer, PA and formerly of Palermo, NY died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at his home.

The son of Carlon James and Gertrude Lucille (Coventry) Loomis, he was born on July 22, 1923 in Palermo, NY.

Howard was a graduate of the Mexico Free Academy, Mexico, NY Class of 1940.

He served in the Pacific theater as a staff sergeant in the US Army Air Corps as a proud member of the 345th Bombardment (M) “The Air Apaches.” He participated in the war effort as a tail gunner and radioman on B25s.

After returning home, Howard resumed his studies in the College of Agriculture at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and in 1950 graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture.

Howard spent his entire life working in the dairy cattle industry until his retirement at the age of 78.

His career spanned involvement with the American Dairy Cattle Club; as a county agent with the NY State Cooperative Extension Service; work with the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) and as a district sales manager with the American Breeders Service.

On June 29, 1946, Howard wed Harriet “Elda” (Barnum) and they shared 67 years of marriage.

He was a voracious reader with a lifelong interest in US history, especially concerning writings about the Civil War. Howard was a strong supporter of conservation and civil liberties.

Howard is survived by his wife, Elda, of Clymer, PA; his four children: Kathleen Snyder of Clymer, PA; Deanna Loomis Houck of Candor, NY; Audrey Murphy and partner Brian Black of Slippery Rock, PA and Jay Loomis and wife Connie of Collegeville, PA; nine grandchildren: Kimberly Loomis Crockard and husband, Mike: Greggory Houck; Rhiannon Orendorff and husband Josh; Nicola Caringola and husband Mike; Trisha Boyer and husband Scott; Bridget Parson; Lacey Parson; Kristen Loomis and Jaycie Loomis and seven great grandchildren: Riley Crockard; Abigail, Olivia and Emma Orendorff; Victoria Caringola and Bayleigh and Brody Boyer.

Also surviving are his brother, Lee Loomis and wife Eleanor of Fulton, NY and his sister, Gertrude Lindsley of Fulton, NY.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Judy Loomis; his son-in-law, Clair Snyder; brother, Lawrence Loomis; brother-in-law, Paul Lindsley and his sister-in-law Janice Thaine and her husband, Gerald.

A private family visitation was held at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. A family graveside service took place at Mount Albion Cemetery in Albion, NY with Rev. Susan Collins Thaine presiding.

The observance of military honors was accorded by the US Army Reservists.

John Fry, retired from Nestles

John A. Fry, 64, of Oswego, died Wednesday Nov. 20 at his home after a short illness.

He was born in Sandy Creek the son of the late Robert and Kathryn (Hatch) Fry. Mr. Fry lived in Fulton where he attended the Fulton School District, he then moved to Oswego where he lived for the past 21 years.

He worked in the warehouse for Nestle’s for 35 years retiring in 2002.

He was a member of the Fulton and Oswego Softball Leagues, Oswego and Fulton Men’s Bowling Leagues.

He was a strong supporter of the armed forces. Mr. Fry enjoyed watching the New York Giants, Syracuse University Sports, the Yankees, and NASCAR.

He was predeceased by his wife Irene Fry in 2002.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Woods of Solvay; his children, Constance LaDue of Fulton, Antoinette Ouellette of Scriba, Scott (Della) Daniels of Fulton, Martian (Mary) Daniels of Oswego; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were Saturday at the funeral home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Leta Hartle, member of Bowling Hall of Fame

Leta Adele Prime Hartle, 102, of Fulton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17.

She was the daughter of the late Roy and Ola Allen Prime and was predeceased by her husband, Irving “Bud” Hartle, in 1986.

Leta was an avid bowler and member of the Bowling Hall of Fame and loved playing Bingo.

Surviving are her daughter, Norma (Frederick) Swiech and son, Paul (Brenda) Hartle, as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Calling hours were Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services followed the calling hours.