Category Archives: Obituaries

Milton “Pudge” Hartle, veteran, contractor, loved hunting and fishing

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Milton “Pudge” Hartle, 77, of Oswego, formerly of Fulton, passed away suddenly Monday, July 14 at Oswego Hospital.

He worked as a self-employed contractor for many years and served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957 and was on the Navy boxing team.

Pudge enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his children, Steven (Tiffany) Hartle, Donald (Sharon Miller) Hartle, Patricia (Stan) Johnson, Shelly Hewitt, April Hartle; siblings, Francis “Butch” Hall, Clinton Hall, Calvin Hall, Marlene Snow and Donald Lanning; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following.

Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Volney.    

 

Rose Manasseri, member of St. Joseph’s Church, baker at Parkside Nursing Home

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Rose Manasseri was carried to eternal peace on Tuesday July 15, 2014 from her home on Oswego, NY.

She was 97 years young.

Rose was born to the late Antonio and Catrina Zappala on March 3, 1917 in New York City.

She was an impassioned member of St. Joseph’s Church and the Legion of Mary. She attended Oswego High School and was a baker at Parkside Nursing Home in Oswego.

She was the loving wife of the late Salvatore Manasseri and mother of the late Betty Jane Manasseri.

Rose is survived by her daughter Catherine (David) Grove; sons Anthony (Judy) and John Manasseri; granddaughters Michelle (Will) Pryor and Karen (Scott) Nesbitt; and great grandsons Henry and Jack Pryor.

In addition she is survived by her brothers John (Alice) Zappala, Sam (Genevieve) Zappala, and sister Angeline Santore.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday July 18 in St. Joseph Church, Oswego.

Calling hours will be held Thursday July 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

 

Michael A. LaBeef, ironworker, veteran, sports enthusiast, well known in wrestling community

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Michael A. LaBeef, 73, of Fulton, passed away surrounded by his loving family on  Tuesday July 8 after a battle with cancer.

Mike was born in Sterling Valley, a son to the late William and Judy LaBeef and lived most of his life in Fulton.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the ripe young age of 16, where he served four years.

Mike was an ironworker with Local 60 and retired from the Local 9, after spending more than 40 years in the trade. He also held a “second job” as he called it, at O.T.B. He would stop and have breakfast with his friends on his way into “work.”

Mike was also known as “The Devil” to his circle of sports enthusiast friends. He was an avid softball player in his younger days and when his body didn’t move as quickly, he became an umpire for the Fulton Softball Association.

You could often find Mike at the Fulton Y.M.C.A., where his jaw got more of a workout than any other part of his body.

Mike had been battling cancer since November of 2013. He would be at the oncologist every Thursday keeping everyone laughing and forgetting their worries if only for a little while.

Mike was very well known to the Fulton wrestling community, in which he had two sons and three grandsons who wrestled for Fulton. He was affectionately known as “Papa” to all the boys in the program.

Mike’s grandchildren were his pride and joy. He would often travel across states to watch them in whatever sport or activity they were participating in.

He is predeceased by his sister, Sharon France.

Mike is survived by two sons, Ron  (Olinda) LaBeef of Pomfret, CT and Don (Lori) LaBeef of Fulton; a daughter, Michele (Robert) Earl of Fulton; his longtime companion, Virginia Whitmire of                  Niagara Falls; three brothers, Danny (Kate) LaBeef of Hannibal, Richard LaBeef of Auburndale, FL. and Robert LaBeef of Pleasanton, Kansas; two sisters, Barbara Seymour of Auburndale, FL. and Yvonne Palmer of Wilmington, DE; eight beautiful grandchildren, Mike LaBeef, Alex LaBeef, RJ LaBeef and Gena LaBeef all of Pomfret, CT, Mitchell LaBeef, Madelyn LaBeef, Marcus Earl and Jonathan Earl all of Fulton; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 11 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Burial will be in Springbrook Cemetery, Fair Haven.

An adult celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday July 12 following the funeral services at the Fulton Elks Lodge #830, 57 Pierce Dr., Fulton.