Category Archives: Obituaries

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.

Lois B. Campolieta: Taught English at Fulton High

Lois B. Campolieta, 83, of Fulton, passed away Aug. 25, 2013, at Highland Hospital of Rochester.

She was a native of Syracuse and had resided in Fulton since 1954. A graduate of Nottingham High School, Lois had attended and graduated from Syracuse University in 1951.

Following graduation, she began teaching English at Fulton High School, where she met her husband, Joe, and enjoyed 56 years of marriage.

Lois was a faithful communicant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fulton, where she had served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, greeter and was a member of the Parish Council. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and walking in the mall with her friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph N. Campolieta, who passed away in 2011.

Lois is survived by her three sons, Joseph (Nancy Grandin) Campolieta of Simsbury, Conn., Paul (Rhonda) Campolieta and Robert (Laura) Campolieta all of Fulton; six grandchildren, Daniel (Kristen), Mary, Alaina, Sara, Brett and Katherine Campolieta; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 30 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fulton, with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

Calling hours were Aug. 29 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Lois may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton 13069, Hospice of Rochester, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580 or Fulton Music Association, P.O. Box 727, Fulton, 13069.

Catherine “Kay” Galletta: Owned Westside Hardware

Catherine “Kay” Galletta, 87, of Fulton, passed away peacefully Aug. 25, 2013.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Catherine was born in Baldwinsville to the late James and Anna (Fichera) Valelunga.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Joseph A. Galletta Sr., who died Sept. 24, 2011.

Catherine is survived by her children, Ann (John) Schaefer, Kathleen (Terry) Kinney, Nancy (James) Falanga and Joseph Jr. (Shona) Galletta; two sisters, Laura (Fred) Browning and Mary Ann Reiss-Brunwin; a brother, Ernest (Doris) Valelunga; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Catherine enjoyed a 38-year career as a supervisor with the railroad freight systems including: New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail.

She also worked with her husband, Joseph, to establish a business of 50 years, Westside Hardware.

Calling hours were Aug. 30 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. today, Aug. 31, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Third and Buffalo streets, Fulton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Joseph and Catherine Galletta Sr. Scholarship Fund, 223 West Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069.

Francis S. Koskowski: Enjoyed growing vegetables

Francis S. Koskowski, 85, of Granby, passed away Aug. 26, 2013.

Frank had retired from Armstrong World Industries as an electrician after 43 years.  He enjoyed farming and growing vegetables.

He was a communicant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

He was predeceased by his daughters, Carolyn and Sandra.

Frank is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly; children, Ron Koskowski, Linda (Don) Austin, Christine Gardner, Frank (Rhonda) Koskowski, Lori Bush and Sherri Koskowski; siblings, Dolores and Edward; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were Aug. 29 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

George Mark Mills Sr.: Navy veteran, worked at Carrier

George Mark Mills Sr., 60, of Pennellville passed away Aug. 22 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Syracuse.

He was born in Fulton on April 26, 1953. He was a 1971 graduate of J. C. Birdlebough High School, Phoenix, where he was an athlete lettering in football, and track field.

George served 20 years in the Navy, later working for Carrier Corp., Syracuse.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 418 and the V.F.W. Post 5540, both in Phoenix; and Fleet Reserves in Groton, Conn.

He was predeceased by his son, George M. Mills Jr. on Oct. 24, 1998; his mother, Anna (Carey) Mills on Feb. 2, 2011; his father, George I. Mills, on May 21, 1988; and two brothers, William in 1990 and Daniel in 2001.

Surviving are his loving wife of 39 years, Catherine (Milligan) Mills; his son and daughter-in-law, William and Stacey Mills of Ira; his grandson, Austin Mills; four siblings Marguerite Sotherden, Patrick Mills and Violet Goodnow all of Pennellville, and Bonnie Shelton of El Paso, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were Aug. 26 at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, with Deacon Frank Forish officiating.

Burial with military and post honors, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyer officiating, will be 10 a.m. Aug. 30 in Pennellville Cemetery, county Route 54.

Contributions may be made to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.

Dianne Shortsleeve: Retired as home health aide

Dianne Shortsleeve, 73 of Fulton, passed away at home Aug. 22 surrounded by her family.

A native of Oswego, she resided in the Fulton-Phoenix area most of her life.

She retired as a home health aide after 15 years and had previously worked at S.S.A.C., Eagle Comtronics and General Electric Co.

Dianne was an active member of Believer’s Chapel in Fulton, where she sang in the choir, organized and worked in the kitchen ministry and loved to serve the Lord.

She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Lucille Pelow.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Frederick Shortsleeve of Fulton; four children, Cheryl (Thomas) Temple of Fulton, Mark (Paula) Shortsleeve of Parish, Edward Christian of Plattsburgh and Cindi (Kevin) Socie of Fulton; stepmother, Janice (Malcolm MacPherson) Pelow of Oswego; brothers, Richard (Maureen) Pelow of Oswego and Randall (Brenda) Pelow of Shippensburg, Pa.; sisters, Debra (Geoffrey) Carter of Belair, Md., Darlene (Gary) Sullivan of Rochester and Florence (Michael) Smith of Chicago; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Aug. 25 and services were Aug. 26 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be at Onondaga County Veteran’s Cemetery in Syracuse.

Memorial contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins Hospital, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-2696.

Matthew D. Ladd: Enjoyed coaching youth soccer

Matthew D. Ladd, 50, of Martville, passed away suddenly at home Aug. 17.

He had worked at Minuteman Printing-Seaboard Graphics in Liverpool, Dellas Graphics in Syracuse, Mitchell Printing in Oswego and PIP Printing in Syracuse.

Matt enjoyed movies, music, entertainment trivia and coaching soccer for Fulton Youth Soccer.

He was a board member and the board secretary of Port City Shoreman Winterguard. Matt’s life revolved around his family and the many activities that his children participated in.

Surviving are his wife, Melissa Ladd of Martville; children, Jeremy Ladd, Jessica Ladd and Megan Ladd-Jock, all of Martville; two grandchildren, Natalie Paige Jock and Stone David Monty; his mother, Cecilia Ladd of Oswego; a sister-in-law, Marsha Carr of Martville; siblings, Michael Ladd of Hannibal, Mark Ladd of Oswego, Martin Ladd of Colorado, Maureen Andres and Julie Pettit of Oswego, Mitchell Ladd of South Carolina, Patrick Ladd of Chittenango and James Dennion of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.

There are no services or calling hours. At a later date a gathering will be held at the family home. Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has care of arrangements.

Anne Relf: Many friends in N.Y., Ireland

Anne Relf (nee Joyce), 62, of Fulton, slipped her earthly bonds and went to paradise to be with her mother Aug. 22.

She passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loving family members from New York and Ireland.

Anne was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is survived by Jim, her childhood sweetheart and husband of 43 years, and by her children, Michael (Julie) Relf of Cicero, Lisa Relf (Robert) Duso of Fulton, Anne-Marie Relf (Jessie) Waugh of Fulton, Kevin (Lauren) Relf of Syracuse and Brendan Relf of Fulton; six grandchildren, Connor Relf, Evan Waugh, Kaylee Waugh, Cassidy Duso and Will Duso, all of Fulton, and Kate Relf of Cicero; sisters, Betty Misertino of Fulton and Eileen Joyce of Belfast, Northern Ireland; brothers, Noel Joyce and Joseph Joyce both of Belfast, Northern Ireland and several nieces and nephews.

Anne was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton and a member of the Fulton Polish Home and past president of the Lady Hibernians.

Calling hours were Aug. 26 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Mass was celebrated   Aug. 27 at Holy Trinity Church with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.