Category Archives: Obituaries

Lorraine “Lori” Woodworth

WoodworthLorraine “Lori” Woodworth, 64, of Fulton passed away at her home surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y. to the late Lloyd and Mildred (Recore) Rathbun Sr. She has been a resident of Fulton for 23 years. Lori previously worked for the Syracuse Home Association for 19 years. Currently and for 23 years, she has co-owned and operated Fulton Auto Salvage with her husband. Lori loved spending time with her family. She was also an avid BINGO player and she enjoyed going to the casino. She was predeceased by two siblings, Lloyd Rathbun Jr. and Ruth Bell. Lori is survived by her husband of 45 years, Steven Woodworth of Fulton; three children, Diana (Darren) Kelso of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Kathy (Scott) Grevelding of Clay, N.Y., and Steven (Jaime) Woodworth II of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; two siblings, Lee Ashby of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Frank Rathbun of Plainville, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Jordan, Cassidy, Scottie, Michael, Kaelyn, Zayne; one great-grandchild, Brynlee; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Burial will be held privately.

C. James Weinhold

WeinholdC. James Weinhold, 84, of Fulton died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse. Mr. Weinhold was born in Philadelphia, N.Y., the son of the late Charles and Carrie (Parker) Weinhold. Mr. Weinhold served in the United States Navy for seven years during the Korean War, and 15 years in the Air force with the Boys from Syracuse. He retired from Western Electric, Syracuse, after 30 years as an inspector, and later worked in the maintenance department with the Fulton City School District. He was Past Commander of the VFW Post 569, Fulton; and Past Commander of the American Legion, Fulton; he was a member of the Veterans Council, and the Knight of Columbus. He was a Eucharistic minister at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, and a BINGO inspector. Mr. Weinhold is survived by his wife Theresa (Kidd) Weinhold of Fulton, sons Gary (Jane) Weinhold of Fla.; Steve (Lynn) Weinhold of Fla.; his daughter Cheryl (Bruce) Smith of Sackets Harbor; stepsons Don (Debbie) Kidd of Fla.; Gregg (Karen) Kidd of Manlius; his sister Ida Mae Weinhold of Fla., and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Pauline Weinhold and several siblings. Funeral services were Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours were Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Rosaria Tellini

TelinniRosaria E. Tellini, 86, of Brewerton died Wednesday March 25, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse. Mrs. Tellini was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Vincent and Angela (Miorana) Alfi. Mrs Tellini was a former employee of New York state. Mrs. Tellini was predeceased by her husband Hugo V. Tellini in 2011, and their daughter Theresa. She is survived by her loving children Joseph (Terrie) Tellini of Texas; Vincent (Sandra) Tellini of Fla.; Angela (Michael) Lucas of Brewerton; and Deborah (George) Murray of Pennellville. In addition she is survived by her brother Salvatore (Abby) Alfi, of Texas; sister Josephine (John) Tavormina, of Ga.; 21 grandchildren, and her many beautiful great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, and in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. Calling hours were Sunday at the funeral home 224 W. 2nd. St. S., Fulton. Burial will be in Our Lady of Peace, Baldwinsville, N.Y.­­

Robert D. Snow

Robert D. Snow, 84, of Fulton passed away at Oswego Hospital. Bob was born in Fulton to the late Frank and Marian Dickinson Snow and resided in the Fulton area for his entire life. He served in the Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952 before returning to Fulton to work for Alltel New York, Inc. and, upon retiring, Bob owned and operated Black Creek Trading Post. Robert enjoyed hand-crafting guns and hunting gear, oil painting, hunting, fishing and camping. In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by his siblings, Frank Jr., Elizabeth, Norma and twins, Ronald and Donald. Bob will be greatly missed and forever loved by his wife of 42 years, Marlene; daughters, Darlene and April (Bruce) and step-son Jim (Pat); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Calling hours and a service were held Tuesday, March 31 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial with military honors will be in the spring at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Phillip J. Segretto

Phillip J. Segretto, 78, of Oswego died Sunday March 22, 2015 in Seneca Hill Manor. He was born in Oswego the son of the late Phillip and Fannie (Sugar) Segretto. Phil worked at Breneman Shade Factory for many years, before driving taxi in Oswego. In addition to his parents Phil was predeceased by his siblings Peter, Michael Segretto, Dorothy Spataro , and grandson Jim Chvala. He is survived by four sons David (Joanie Abare) Chvala of Mansville, Dan (Robin) Chvala of Oswego, Richard (Donna) Chvala of South Carolina and Jim (Nancy) Chvala of Calif., and his brother Francis (Josephine) Segretto of Baldwinsville, nine grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Calling hours were Friday at the Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Deacon John Cretaro

Deacon John Theodore Cretaro died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Mobile, Ala. Born August 2, 1941 in Canastota, N.Y. to Theodore and Rose (Cordileone) Cretaro, he is survived by his wife, Jo Anne Cretaro of Mobile; sisters, Patricia (Charles) Branagh of Clay, N.Y., Mary Cretaro and a brother, Michael Cretaro, both of Canastota, N.Y.; cousins, nieces and nephews. A graduate of Canastota schools, he served in the U.S. Air Force, graduated from the St. Phillip Neri Latin-Greek Seminary, Haverhill, Mass., and was affiliated with the Capuchin Friars of New York. He was a lay missionary for three years in Zaire, Africa and later, with his wife, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Congo-Zaire, Africa. He received his B.S. in Industrial Arts and M.A. in Psychological Counseling in Human Services from the State University of New York, Oswego. In 1980, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Syracuse. In 2003, after 26 years serving the poorest of Oswego County, he retired to Mobile to continue as a Permanent Deacon in the service of the Archdiocese of Mobile assigned to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and resident chaplain at the Cathedral Place Apartments. He was also a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. A private burial was held in Catholic Cemetery in Mobile. A funeral Mass was celebrated at the chapel of the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Residence in Mobile on Saturday, March 21, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Mobile Archdiocese or the Little Sisters of the Poor. Condolences may be offered at

Newell Fred Stauring

Stauring, NewellNewell F. Stauring, 88, of Fulton, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Crouse-Irving Hospital. He was born on October 23, 1926, in Fulton, a son to the late William H. and Ida L. Whiting Stauring. Newell graduated from Fulton High School in 1943. He retired from Sealright in Fulton after 45 years. Newell enjoyed camping and hunting. Along with his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Virginia in 2008, five brothers, Howard, Ernest, John, George and William and five sisters, Marie, Maude, Fairy, Esther and Thelma. He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his four children, Newell B. Stauring of Camden, Christine (Stephen) Harris of Parish, Pamela (Len Collins) Pickard of Fulton and Rebecca Kinney of Fulton; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and a servcice were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery.

Ruth Benway

Benway, RuthRuth Benway of Fulton, passed away Sunday, March 22 at Oswego Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Fulton, the youngest child to the late, Joseph and Anna Simon. Ruth retired from Syroco after 19 years of service and had previously worked at the Nestle Company for several years. Ruth was a communicant of the former Holy Family Church. She volunteered at Lee Memorial Hospital and was a member of Aurora of CNY. In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Raymond W. Benway; two brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Benway, Cathy (Terry) Alford and Karen (Phil) MacEwen; five grandchildren, Christopher, Katie, Amber, Corinne and Julia; nine great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and a service were held Friday, March 26 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Benway may be made to Aurora of CNY, Inc., 518 James St., Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13203.