Category Archives: Obituaries

Vincent Caravan, former Valley News publisher, owner

Vincent R. Caravan, 91, of Fulton, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at his home
of apparent heart failure. He was the publisher of The Valley News from
1972 until 2010 when ownership of the newspaper was taken over by The
Scotsman Press.

A native of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he was born September 18, 1922,
the sixth of  ten children of Italian immigrants Stephen and Theresa
Caravan. After graduation from Pottsville High School, he entered the
U.S. Army and fought during World War II in the European Theatre. He was
the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for wounds received in
action in Italy. He returned to the U.S. and was stationed for the rest
of his enlistment in western Pennsylvania where he met the late Isabelle
Slater with whom he was married in January 1946.

After the war, Vincent returned to Pottsville and worked for his
father’s commercial printing company. In 1950 he purchased a small
printing business in Fulton and moved there permanently. In the late
’50s, he was hired by Oswego Valley News owners Colson and Beatrice Carr
and became managing editor of the newspaper in 1958. Over the next
several years, he upgraded the news content of the small community
newspaper with exclusive coverage of municipal meetings and local
sports, including photography. He also wrote both news and sports
columns at various times for the publication.

In 1972, Vincent became owner of the newspaper and eventually changed
its name to The Valley News to further affirm its Fulton identity. By
the late ’70s, the newspaper was winning awards for its local news and
sports coverage from the New York Press Association, and developed into
one of the leading community newspapers in the region under his guidance.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 268 and the Fulton VFW Post
569. He was the recipient of several awards and honors for achievements
in journalism, and was inducted into the Fulton Athletic Boosters Hall
of Fame in 2008 as well as the Fulton City Bowling Association Hall of
Fame in 1976. He served on numerous civic boards and committees during
his career, including as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Fulton
Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Fulton Board of Education in
the 1970s. In his later years he was a member of the Dexterville
Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He is survived by his son Ronald (Nancy) Caravan of Phoenix;
granddaughters Michelle (Herbert) Stockschlaeder of Buffalo, Adrienne
(Joseph) Gabalski of Manassas, Virginia, and Lisa Caravan of Auburn,
Alabama; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Caravan and Florence
Kane of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by his wife,
Isabelle Slater Caravan, who died in 2007.

Calling hours are Thursday, Nov. 7, 4 to 7 p.m. at Sugar Funeral Home,
224 W. Second St., Fulton; funeral service is Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 1408 Curtis Street, with Elders of
the Dexterville Seventh-day Adventist Church and Pastor David Grey of
Mt. Pleasant UM Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Adnah
Cemetery, Fulton.

Chet Bernardelli, retired from P&C

Chet Bernardelli, 69, of Fulton, passed away Friday Oct. 25.

Born in Mississippi, he had lived in the Syracuse area for many years. Chet retired from P&C Foods.

He enjoyed boating, fishing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family.

Chet will be forever loved by his children, Jenna (Dustin) Quintana, Sarah Bernardelli and Lisa (Danny Ormsby); a grandson, Darwin; a sister, Cindy (Ted) Bernardelli Jarvis.

Calling hours and funeral service were Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Benjamin Jimenez, CCC student

Benjamin Jimenez, Jr., 23; of Fulton died Sunday Oct. 27 at University Hospital, Syracuse after suffering injuries in an accident.

He was born in Puerto Rico and he has been a resident of Fulton since 2002.  Benjamin graduated from Hannibal High School, Hannibal, NY.

He was past employed with Walmart, Fulton. Currently, he was continuing his education at Cayuga Community College, Fulton.

Benjamin was a competitor with the UFC.

He was pre-deceased by his paternal grandfather Israel Jimenez in 2011 and cousin Gabriel Jimenez in 2013.

Benjamin is survived by his parents Benjamin and Esmeralda (Feliciano) Jimenez, Sr.; maternal grandparents Hignio Feliciano and Josefina Acevedo of Fulton; paternal grandmother Blanca Ramos of Puerto Rico; two brothers Michael Jimenez and Joshua (Alyssa DeMauro) Jimenez both of Fulton; two half sisters Elizabeth and Von Marie Gonzalez both of NJ; three nephews, one niece and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services and calling hour were  Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. Carmen Gonzalez officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

James DuBois, Central New York musician

James H. DuBois, 72 of Fulton passed away Tuesday Oct. 29 following a long illness.

James, a well-known local musician known as ‘Round Mound of Sound,’ started off his career playing the Upright Bass and played music all around Central New York, including Central Square, Fulton, Oswego, Phoenix, Hannibal and many other places where he specialized in singing,  the acoustic guitar, keyboard and Karaoke.

In addition to his music, Jimmy was a great artist specializing in natural scene painting of nature and wild animals.

Surviving are his wife Jeannie of 50 years; his son Amos (Michelle) DuBois; his daughter Florence (Christopher) Darby; his brothers, George (Patricia) DuBois Thomas (Brenda) DuBois, John (Lauralai) Raduns, and Eugene (Lori) Raduns; his sister Joan (Howard) Samson; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Friday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. There are no calling hours.

Visit www.traubfh.com for the online guestbook.

Margaret Kazlo, Oswego Hospital volunteer

Margaret “Maggie” Kazlo, 73, of Oswego died Tuesday Oct. 29 in University Hospital, Syracuse.

Ms. Kazlo was born in Witherbee, NY, the daughter of Theresa Montagnola of Moriah, NY and the late Joseph Kazlo. She was a resident of Syracuse where she worked until her retirement as a claims adjuster for Granger Insurance, Syracuse. She  later moved to Oswego in 2001.

Ms. Kazlo enjoyed volunteering at the Oswego Hospital.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her children Gavin Goodbread of NC, Dana Goodbread of NM; siblings Helen Montagnola of Port Henry, NY, Catherine Kazlo of Hudson, NY, Joseph (Anne Marie) of Port Henry, NY, Martha Montagnola of Saranac Lake, Stephen (Becky) Montagnola of Oswego and Michelle Callaghan of Ray Brook, NY; and one grandchild.

She was predeceased by one brother Joseph Kazlo.

Funeral services and burial will be held privately in Port Henry, NY. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

David Clark, truck driver for Northern Companies

David Clark, 61 of Fulton, passed away Friday Oct. 25 at Oswego Hospital.

Dave had lived in the Fulton area for most of his life. He was a truck driver for Northern Companies.

He enjoyed being outside and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Vada Clark and his sister, Kathy Clark.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Dawn Belson; three children, David (Melissa) Clark, II, Derrick Clark (Jackie Gigliotti) and Denise Clark Sivalia (Justeen Dix); brother, Daniel and sister, Debbie “Buckwheat”; eight grandchildren, Caitlin, Miranda, Gabby, Kyle, Brian, Shaylee, Nathaniel and Codylyn.

Calling hours were Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.  A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday (today) at Minetto Union Cemetery, St. Rte. 48, Minetto.

Rose Frawley, devout Catholic

Rose Frawley, 95 of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 24 at St. Luke Residential Health Services in Oswego.

She was a life resident of Fulton who was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Rose attended the Fulton School District and then worked at Brown and Bailey Jewelry Store and later as a dental hygienist for Dr. Hoke.

Most recently she worked as the housekeeper at the Immaculate Conception Church rectory (now Holy Trinity Parish).

Rose was a devout Catholic and served as trustee of Immaculate Conception Church and on the parish council for a number of years. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Pere LeMoyne #833 for more than 75 years where she held various offices. Rose served as the regent of the court and also as district deputy, a state position, for eight years.

She was a member of the Women’s Club, Golden Agers, Altar Rosary Society and headed the kitchen crew for Bingo for many years.

Family and friends were very important to Rose and she always extended a helping hand. Rose was a fabulous cook and her cakes and cookies were savored by all. The back door of her kitchen was always open and you never left empty handed.

Rose loved her Ukrainian heritage and hosted Ukrainian Christmas for many years for her extended family.  In addition, she hosted many parties in her beloved kitchen.

Rose was predeceased by her husband, James E. Frawley; a son, David Joseph; a sister, Mary Fisher Sable; her parents, John and Olga Fisher and her step-father, William Fisher.

She is survived by her three sons, Patrick (Nancy) Frawley of Oswego, Stephen (Julia) Frawley and Thomas Frawley all of Fulton as well as three brothers, Michael Fisher of Louisiana, Andrew (Bessie) Fisher and John (Eleanor) Fisher all of Fulton and one sister, Anna Moosbrugger of Syracuse.  She leaves six grandchildren, Tammy, Colleen, Kelly, Katie, Daniel and Patrick and five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Daniel, Patrick, Laura and newborn, Patrick plus many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Calling hours were Sunday, Oct. 27 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.  A prayer service was held Monday at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated Monday at Holy Trinity Parish, corner of Rochester and South Third Sts., Fulton.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

In memory of Rose, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton, NY 13069 or to Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Pere LeMoyne #833 at the same address.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Luke Residential Health Services for their loving care.

David Brenner, milkman, roofer

David Brenner, 80, of 225 W. First St., Oswego, died Saturday evening Oct. 19 at the Veterans Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Brenner was born in Poughkeepsie, NY the son of the late William and Anne (Weeks) Brenner. Mr. Brenner was a resident of Poughkeepsie until moving to Oswego in 2012.

He worked first as a milkman in Poughkeepsie before becoming a car dealer,  working at many local dealerships. Later he was a roofer where he owned and operated Brenner’s Roofing in Poughkeepsie.

Mr. Brenner served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting,  fishing, trapping and gardening and would  sell vegetables to local farmers’ markets.

He especially loved spending time with his family and sharing in all aspects of their lives.

Mr. Brenner is survived by his children Joseph (Alex) Brenner of Milan, NY, Debra (Terry) McNulty of Oswego, Kimberly Brenner of VA, and Maria (Michael) Cullinan of Millerton, NY; his sister Sally (Randy) Brogan of Maine,  nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sweet Funeral Home, Hyde Park NY. Calling hours were Friday at the Sweet Funeral Home, Hyde Park, NY.

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