Category Archives: Obituaries

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.

Joshua C. Clark, enjoyed gaming, fishing

Joshua C. Clark, 25, of Fulton, passed away Sunday Nov. 17.

Born in Oswego, he had always lived in the Fulton area.

Joshie enjoyed gaming and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle; his children, Matthew and Serenity; his parents, Carl and Elizabeth Clark; sisters, Chrissy and Carrie; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours were Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with a graveside service following at Mt. Adnah Cemetery.

Christine A. Pelo, enjoyed camping, demolition derbies

Christine A. Pelo, 63, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday Nov. 19.  A native of Oswego, Chris had lived in the Fulton area most of her life.  She retired from Birdseye Foods after more than 35 years.  Chris enjoyed camping, crocheting and demolition derbies.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Vanderhaden.

Chris is survived by her husband of eight years, Harold Pelo; three children, Michael, Mark and Stephanie; a brother, Stephen Bartosek; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday (today) at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Calling hours were Friday at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Roy Morgan, long-time member of Enterprise Fire Department, Phoenix


Roy C. “Uncle Roy” Morgan, 80, of Elm Street, Phoenix, passed away Monday after a long battle with several cancers.

He was born to the late Freda (Smith) and Wesleyan Morgan on June 17, 1933 in Phoenix, NY.
A graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1951, he was an Army veteran during the
Korean Conflict, serving in Germany.

Uncle Roy was a 56-year member of the Enterprise Fire Co., and was honored as
a firefighter of the year. He also was very involved with other fire company related
organizations in the area.

Roy was predeceased by his twin brother, Ralph A. Morgan on Dec. 28, 2010; and a sister,
Arlene M. Knowlton on Mar. 24, 2008.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Ona S. (Wooding) Morgan; his two daughters,
Cherie J. (Merton) Shaw, and Valerie (Jay) Czyz; four grandchildren, Sara and Jason
Czyz and Scott and Karen Harris; one great-grandson, Alexzander Harris; one sister,
Nellie Chamberlain; a sister-in-law, Madalyn Morgan; a brother-in-law, Erwin Knowlton;
several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were Thursday at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
Phoenix, with the Rev. Douglas Chamberlain officiating.

Burial was in Phoenix Rural Cemetery with firefighter honors. Calling hours were Wednesday.

Contributions may be made in memory of Roy to: Enterprise Fire Co., 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY
13135, or to the Special Needs Playground Program, 25 Lock St., Phoenix, NY  13135

Makynzie Jade Griffith, ‘our little ladybug’

Makynzie Jade Griffith, 14-month-old daughter of Ryan Wilcox and Jamie Griffith, passed away Thursday afternoon Nov. 14 at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse.

She was born in Oswego Hospital and was known to her family as “our little ladybug.”

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Carson James Wilcox; maternal grandmother, Cathy Sabin of Fulton; paternal grandparents, Scott and Robin Hoyt and John and Robin Wilcox all of Fulton; aunts, Chrissie Griffith and Amanda Sabin both of Fulton; cousins, Alexandrea and Logan Wilcox.

Calling hours were Monday, Nov. 18 with services after the calling hours at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery.

Evan Hoffman, enjoyed hunting and fishing

Evan E. Hoffman, 42, of Fulton died Wednesday Nov. 13 at home.

He was born in Oswego, NY and Evan had remained a life resident of Fulton. He currently worked with Hubbard Farms, Granby.

Evan enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was pre-deceased by his father Samuel Hoffman and brother Roger Hoffman.

Evan is survived by his wife of one year, Stephanie Hoffman of Fulton; daughter Christina Yanock of Fulton; stepson Francis Brockway Jr., of Fulton; two sons,  Dakota and Dylan Hoffman, both of Fulton; mother, Sonja (Kim) Becker of Fulton; maternal grandfather, Seth Loomis; three siblings, Samuel Hoffman, Ella Bonnell, and Heather Smith, all of Fulton; two step siblings, Chester Hoffman of Hannibal and Shirley Hoffman of Weedsport; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday Nov. 23 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

C. Lorraine Fox, Lycoming Methodist Church member

C. Lorraine Fox, 85, of New Haven, died Sunday Sept. 29, 2013, at her home surrounded by family.

Daughter of the late Kenneth “Mack” Ryder and Clara MacDougal (Ryder) Stevens, she as a member of the Lycoming Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Ross Fox, in 1999, and her only daughter, Rosszine Piepoli, in 2005.

Surviving are grandchildren, Paul Piepoli of New Haven, Pamela (Stephan) Sovine of Florida, Angela Piepoli Lane of Syracuse; granddaughter-in-law Sally Mannise Piepoli; six great grandchildren; sisters Lillian Wallace, 90, of New Haven, Rosalind Wallace, 87, of Fulton and Violet Pringle, 84, of Fulton.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 27 at the Lycoming Methodist Church. Burial will be in North Scriba Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and family at the church from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the services.

Arrangements in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

“We love you Gram…the circle won’t break.”

Patricia Galvin, active at Fulton Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

Patricia A. Galvin, 79, of Fulton, passed away Friday, Nov. 15 at Michaud Health Services in Fulton.

She had been a very active member of the Fulton Christian & Missionary Alliance Church where she served as a deaconess for 12 years; on the W.M.P.F.; board of ministry; kitchen committee; taught vacation bible school and other bible studies; a leader in the prayer chain as well as visiting people in hospitals, nursing homes and private residences.

Patricia hosted missionaries in her home and was involved in missionary work. She worked quietly behind the scenes to help others and was very humble.

Patricia enjoyed sewing and was especially active with her family and grandchildren. She had been a volunteer for the Fulton Catholic School Lunch Program; youth confirmation; various church activities and as a founder of a church youth group.

She was a proud military wife for 22 years while her husband Larry served on tours of duty in Korea and Viet Nam.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Lawrence “Larry” Galvin of Fulton; eight children, Gail (Mark) Steele of MD, Larry (Nanette) Galvin Jr. of IL, Brent (Cathy) Galvin of Hannibal, Mike (Denice) Galvin of Fulton, Vicky (Mike) Hokanson of Fulton, Jeannie (Tim) Salisbury of Buffalo, Tricia (Jeff) Spoto of North Syracuse and Linda (Chad) Sheldon of Fulton; 20 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Calling hours were Tuesday Nov. 19 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday (today) at the Fulton Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Route 48 South, Fulton with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Parkinson Disease Assoc., Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.