Category Archives: Obituaries

Ruth M. Webber, loved music and dancing, her family, worked at Sealright

 

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Ruth M. Webber, 87, of Fulton, died peacefully and gracefully in her sleep on Tuesday after recovering from hip surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Ruth was to love and be loved. Everyone who knew or had the opportunity to meet Ruth loved the sweet, kind person she was.

Ruth’s love for her family is all she lived for. She was the strongest person you would ever meet. Ruth survived the Great Depression and World War II, she never asked for much and gave all in return.

Ruth worked for 35 years at Sealright in Fulton. She enjoyed listening to music and loved to dance, but the most important part of her life was her children.

She is predeceased by her husband, Albert Webber, Sr. who died in 2006 and by several brothers and sisters.

Ruth is survived by her children, Susan Marie (John) DeMar of Las Cruces, N.M., David (Lee) Webber and Albert (Francine) Webber, Jr. both of Fulton; a sister, May Clark of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one great, great granddaughter as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services are 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28 (today) at All Saints Episcopal Church, 153 S. First St., Fulton. Burial will be in Chase Cemetery, Lysander.

Calling hours were 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Webber may be made to the American Red Cross, 344 W. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13202.

 

Kenneth W. Richards, World War II Army Air Corps veteran, Sealright retiree

Kenneth W. Richards, 91, of Fulton died Saturday June 21 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Fulton to the late George and Iva (Dolbear) Richards.

Mr. Richards was a United States WWII veteran having served in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945.

He retired from Sealright Co., Fulton where he worked as a machinist for several years.

Mr. Richards is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marion Richards of Fulton; two daughters, Kathy (Al Kieswetter) Richards of Massena, NY and Kim (Martin) Roarke of Fulton; three siblings, Karl Richards of Fulton, Austa Koes of Oswego and Keller Richards of Fulton; five grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Richards was pre-deceased by four siblings: Thelma, Nila, Norma and Kyle.

Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Thursday June 26 at the First United Methodist Church, County Route 176, Fulton with the Rev. Vivian Summerville officiating.

Burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. Calling hours are 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday June 26 at the First United Methodist Church.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. The family has requested donations be made to a charity of your choice in Mr. Richards honor.   

 

Russel Stannard, chief canal lock operator, Navy veteran

Russel Stannard, 76, of Sterling died Thursday June 19 in Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

Mr. Stannard was born in Boonville, NY, the son of the late William and Winifred Stannard.

He retired in 1995 as a chief lock operator for the NYS Canal Corp. He served in the US Navy from 1955 until 1969.

Mr. Stannard was a member of the American Legion Post 1, Albany NY, and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 658, Fair Haven. He was a Fair Haven village trustee from 1974 until 1978 during their Bicentennial Celebration.

Mr. Stannard is survived by his wife, Patricia Stannard of Sterling; children Janice (Jeff Treasure) Skinner of Sterling, Darlene (Ron Dates) Burley of Martville, Lee Simpkins of Hannibal, Arica (Mark) Harteis of Oswego; sisters June MacArthur of Oswego, Carol Brookes of FL, Donna Cooke of Fair Haven; 13 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial in Springbrook Cemetery will be private.

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

Barbara J. Butler Matzke, enjoyed reading, crocheting, playing Bingo

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Barbara J. Butler Matzke, 62, formerly of Fulton, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home in Oswego on Thursday, June 19.

She had resided in Old Forge and Watertown for many years. Barb enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, reading, crocheting and playing Bingo.

Surviving are her six children, Aaron (Trisha) Matzke of Fort Worth TX, Susan Matzke of Boonville, Corinna (Christopher) Scribner of Phoenix, Michelle (Dennis) Wilcox of Colorado Springs, CO, John (Audra) Matzke of Fulton and Holly Kranbuhl of Boonville; three siblings; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many “adopted children”.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services to immediately follow at 1 p.m.

Dylan Robert Blair, BOCES auto mechanic student, parks and rec summer employee

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Dylan Robert Blair, 18, of Fulton, passed away Tuesday June 17 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Dylan was a life resident of Fulton and a member of the graduating class of 2014 from G. Ray Bodley High School. He was a B.O.C.E.S. student in their automobile mechanics class and played a year of high school football.

Dylan worked during the summer for the City of Fulton Parks and Recreation Department, had worked at Raponi Plumbing and Heating and was currently working at Babcock Oil.

Dylan enjoyed working on cars, hunting and playing hockey. He was predeceased by a brother, Ryan Chrisman, who passed in 2006, and a grandfather, Phillip Blair in 2012.

Dylan is survived by his mother, Suzanne Viscome; his father, Scott Blair; a sister, Samantha Blair; a brother, Montana Blair; maternal grandparents, Robert and Alice Viscome; paternal grandmother, Jeanne Blair, all of Fulton, as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 23 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corner of South Third and Rochester Streets, Fulton.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Contributions in memory of Dylan may be made to the Dylan Blair Memorial Fund, c/o Ann Mahaney, 78 Brown Road, Hannibal, NY 13074. 

Leo P. Pappalardo, loved singing, cooking, fishing and spending time with family

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Leo P. Pappalardo, 73, of Fulton, passed away June 17, 2014, at Upstate University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Fulton, he was the son of the late Phil and Angelina (Curcuruto) Pappalardo.

 Leo was employed by Triline Automation Corp.

He was an active member of his parish church. Leo loved cooking, singing, fishing and spending time with his family. His kindness and spirit left a lasting impression on all who met him.

Leo leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Wanda (Cooper) Pappalardo and four daughters: Beth Pappalardo-Mitchell (David) of Whitesboro, NY; Cheryl (Steven) Sovare of Webster, NY; Angela Pappalardo (Ted Sherman) of Buffalo, NY and Deanna Pappalardo of Fulton, NY.

Known to his four grandchildren as “Nano,” he will be deeply missed by Leo, Ian, Audrey and Nina. He also is survived by his sister Rosa (Richard) Kemmis, brother Salvatore (Rosalie) Pappalardo, all of Fulton, and sister JoAnn Natoli of Minetto.

 Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 at Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St., S., Fulton.

 Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2912 NY Route 48, Minetto, NY. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Syracuse or the Catholic Charities Food Pantry of Oswego County.

Mary Reta Smith, dedicated wife, mother

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Mary Reta Smith, born March 8, 1956, the daughter of Floyd and Joyce Boynton passed away June 18, 2014 at the age of 58.

Mary was taken too quickly from her loved ones after succumbing to a prolonged battle with cancer. She was a dedicated wife and mother who found time to balance a busy work schedule with the demands of supporting and taking care of her family.

She is predeceased by her father and brother, Floyd Boynton, III.

Mary is survived by her husband John; two children, Michael (Randall Wilke) of Orlando, FL and Stephanie of Syracuse; her mother, Joyce Boynton; two sisters, Cheryl Boynton and Wendy (Michael) Whitney.

Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday (today) with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Upstate Cancer Center, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, 13210.

Benjamin O. Knight, graveside service

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Graveside memorial services for Benjamin  O. Knight, 80, of Syracuse, NY will be at 1 p.m. Thursday June 19, 2014 in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, 723 N. Main St., Central Square, NY.

The Rev. T. E. Millbyer will officiate the service as well as military tribute by the US Army honor team, with the honor squad VFW Post 5540, Phoenix Memorial Post offering a fine tribute to Mr. Knight.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY has charge of arrangements.