Category Archives: Obituaries

Judith Argus: Loved gardening, bingo

 

Judith Argus, 68, of Fulton passed away Sept. 4 with her family by her side.

She was born July 5, 1945 in Syracuse to George and Margaret Parkis.

She devoted much of her time and energy to her family and enjoyed gardening, crafting and playing bingo.

Judy was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Argus; sisters, Dolores and Jerry; brothers, Harold and George.

Surviving are her three daughters, Margaret (Bruce) Kimball, Tina (Adrian)  Hines and Kelly Argus; three grandchildren, Crystal, Lena, and Cole; sisters, Marion Hayes, Leona Crego and Rose Paro;  brother, Raymond Parkis.

Calling hours and services were Sept. 7 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be at Pine Plains Cemetery in Kirkville.

Contributions in memory of Judy may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

Anne B. Miller: Worked for federal government

Anne B. Miller of Springfield, Va., formerly of Fulton, was called to heaven on Sept. 3.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Miller, in 2000, her sister Joan Robinson, and her brother Joseph Giannetto.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen McKeon of Fairfax, Va., and Sharon Mackey of Rochester, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, twin sister Mary Fannetti of Minoa and several nieces and nephews.

Anne’s’ greatest love was for the Lord.  She was an active member of Immanuel Bible Church and loved reading the Bible. Her other great love was dancing, which she enjoyed her entire life.

Anne moved to Northern Virginia in 1976.  She began her government career working for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of the Air Force, the U.S. House of Representatives (Select Committee on Assassinations) and the Department of the Army, where she retired in 1994 as a computer systems analyst.

A visitation was held at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home Sept. 6 and a funeral service was held at Immanuel Bible Church, Springfield, Va. Sept. 7. Burial was at Fairfax Memorial Park.

Donations may be made to Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, Va.  22042.

Evelyn L. Harriger: Avid bowler, gardener, camper

Evelyn L. Harriger, 72, of Pennellville passed away Aug. 30 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

She was born in Volney to her late parents, Ruby Evangeline (Breasnahan) and Harold Duell, on March 3, 1941.

Evelyn was a meat wrapper for Sam’s Club, Clay. She enjoyed the traveling dart club; was an avid bowler and gardener; and enjoyed camping, fishing and deer tracking. She made excellent pies.

Evelyn enjoyed spending quality time with her family.

She was predeceased by her son William Meeks in August 1977.

Surviving are her loving husband of 43 years, Joseph M. Harriger; her children, Robert Meeks (Jennie), Jerry (Melanie) Meeks, Beverly (Meeks) Badore (Kevin) and Joseph (Christin) Harriger; a brother, Jim (Lucy) Duell; a sister, Eleanor Hanson; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins.

Calling hours were Sept. 4 at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix.

Services were Sept. 5 at Pennellville United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Volney.

Mary Elizabeth Schwitter Jones: Homemaker, gardener

Mary E. Jones, 93, of Fulton passed away Aug. 31 at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Scriba, she was a longtime resident of the Fulton area. Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Jones; seven children, Barbara (John) Oleyourryk of Oswego, Edward (Colleen) Jones of Fulton, Alun (Denise) Jones of Cumming, Ga., Kenneth Jones of Fulton, Linda Jones of Ithaca, Philip (Michelle) Jones of Fulton and Christopher (Doreen) Jones of Oswego; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services will be private.

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Friends of the Fulton Public Library, 160 S. First St., Fulton, N.Y. 13069.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.

Mary E. Gaydos: Community volunteer

Mary Elizabeth Worden Gaydos, 92, died of respiratory failure Aug. 30 in Lakeland, Fla.

Born in Fulton on Feb. 21, 1921, Mrs. Gaydos spent her early childhood in Cortland, where her father, Arthur Worden — who was stage manager at Fulton’s Quirk Theater when it opened in 1913 — managed a vaudeville theater.

When movies replaced vaudeville, the family moved to Wolcott, where her father bought the Palace Theater.

Her grandfather, Allen Worden, was a Fulton artist whose successful stage scenery business, A. E. Worden Scenic Co., 511 Academy St., designed and painted backdrops for Broadway productions in New York City.

She attended Rider College, Trenton, N.J. where she met and married Andrew Gaydos in 1941, and then returned to Fulton when Mr. Gaydos was employed by the Nestle Co.

Before moving to Florida when her husband retired in 1979, Mrs. Gaydos was an active community leader in Fulton.

She was president of the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Fairgrieve School Parent Teacher Association and Arrowhead Garden Club.

She chaired the Cracker Barrel Fair for a number of years and served in many capacities at Fulton’s First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Gaydos is survived by daughter Carol Elizabeth Gaydos Tenney, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three nieces and two nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Flora Worden of Lakeland, Fla.; daughter Barbara Whiting of Silver Spring, Md.; husband Andrew; sister Frances Porcher of Fort Myers, Fla.;  and brother Leslie Worden of Lake Mary, Fla.

Condolences may be sent to heathfuneralchapel.com in Lakeland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, lvim.net; Alliance for Independence,  afi.fl.org; The Cottage, Gaithersburg, Md., hospicecaring.org/donations or Cornerstone Hospice, cornerstonehospice.org.

Jennie A. Arduini: Retired from Nestle Co.

Jennie A. Arduini, 85, of Fulton, died Aug. 29 at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

She was born in Torrington, Conn., to the late Philip and Rose (Scarpello) Strazzante.

Mrs. Arduini was a resident of Fulton since 1965 and retired from Nestle Co., Fulton. Mrs. Arduini enjoyed being with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred J. Arduini, in 1981.

She is survived by four children: Valorie E. (Joseph) Story of Fulton, Al (Chris) Arduini of Baldwinsville, Paul (Katie) Arduini of Central Square, Mary A. (Lee) Chetney of Oswego; three siblings, Mary Hall of Oswego, Josephine Geowey of Florida, Santa Roberts of California, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were Sept. 2 at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, where a Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by the Rev. Robert Stephenson. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were Sept. 1 at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., Fulton.

Edith I. Pierce: Skilled tailor; proud of heritage

Edith I. Pierce, 81, formerly of Fulton, passed away Aug. 30 at Crouse Hospital.

Born in Berlin, Germany, she had lived in the Fulton-Hannibal area since 1957. She was a skilled tailor and had retired from Syroco after more than 20 years.

Edith was proud of her heritage and enjoyed Oktoberfest. She was a member of German-American Society of Central New York.

She was predeceased by her brother, Jake, and sister, Giddy.

Edith will be greatly missed and forever loved by her companion of 33 years, John Holihan; children, Lori (Phillip) Bailey and William (Kim) Pierce Jr.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Mark Bailey; a brother and sister; several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or services.  Contributions in memory of Edith may be made to your local humane society.

Foster Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Lawrence W. Ibbs: Enjoyed working outdoors

Lawrence W. Ibbs, 71, of Wolcott, passed away Aug. 20 at Rochester General Hospital after a long illness.

Larry was born in Auburn and had lived in the Wolcott area for most of his life. Larry graduated from Lincoln School of Welding in Cleveland and later retired from Local 832.

He was a member of the Wolcott Elks Lodge 1763 and enjoyed farming and working outdoors.

He is predeceased by his father, William Ibbs and brother, Frederick Ibbs.

Larry is survived by his wife of 29 years, the former Melody Crossin; daughter, Sherrie (John) Ivanov; mother, Lenora Aldrich Ibbs; grandson, Trevor; siblings, Marguerite (John) Moorehead, Sharron (Leroy) Bennett, Leland (Tammy) Ibbs, Donald (Amy) Ibbs; sisters-in-law, Wilma Sherman, Nora Matthews and Cibbie (Bob) Fillingham; his beloved basset hound, Jack and special friend, Darlene DiNopoli.

Larry’s family invites friends to an informal gathering from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at his home, 5355 Spring Green Road, Wolcott.

In memory of Larry, contributions may be made to your local humane society or Wolcott Elks Lodge 1763, Youth Programs, 6161 West Port Bay Road, Wolcott, NY 14590.

Arrangements are in the care of Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal.