Category Archives: Obituaries

Kathleen Galloway, longtime office manager at Goldberg’s Furniture

Kathleen H. Galloway, 66, of N. Syracuse, former resident of Liverpool, Pennellville, and Phoenix, NY, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 at the Cortland Regional Hospital, Cortland.

Kathleen was born Sept. 9, 1947 in Syracuse, She is predeceased by her parents, Charles E. and Dorothy M. (Kaufman) Galloway and her younger brother, Michael F. Galloway, all former Syracuse, residents.

Kathleen was employed as office manager of Goldberg’s Furniture in North Syracuse for many years. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a former communicant of St. Michael’s Church, Central Square.

Survivors include her sons, Charles J. (Connie) Midlar, of Phoenix, NY, and William J. (Mary) Midlar of Liverpool; daughters, Carrie Lynn Midlar of Syracuse,and Holley Ann (James) Bradshaw of Fulton; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Charles Galloway of Syracuse, Richard Galloway of Oneida, Thomas Galloway of Apache Junction, AZ; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours were Friday Sept. 27 followed by a funeral service at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Deacon Frank Forish officiated.

Burial was at the conclusion of the funeral service in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY.

Michael Falise, excavating contractor

Michael Falise, 93, of Minetto died Monday Sept. 23, 2013 peacefully surrounded by his family at University Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Falise was born in Oswego, the son of the late Philip and Rose (Sugar) Falise. He was a self-employed excavating contractor.

Mr. Falise was predeceased by his wife Mary O. Falise Feb. 20, 2013.

He is survived by his sons Michael J. (Marybeth Salisbury) Falise of Minetto, Stanley P. (Terri) Falise of Minetto, Stephen J. (Theresa Corradino) Falise of Oswego; grandchildren Michelle, Matthew, Jamie, Sarah, Ryan and Stephanie; and great-grandchildren Colin, Alex, Josephine, Harrison, Jonathan, Matthew and Graham.

In addition, Mr. Falise was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Diane Falise, and siblings Anthony, Joseph, Philip, Martin, Samuel, John, Martha Crisafulli, Anna LoSurdo,and Virginia Otteri.

Funeral services and burial will be private.
The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Roy Morgan, long-time member of the Enterprise Fire Department in Phoenix


Roy C. “Uncle Roy” Morgan, 80, of Elm Street, Phoenix, passed away Monday after a long battle with several cancers.

He was born to the late Freda (Smith) and Wesleyan Morgan on June 17, 1933 in Phoenix, NY.
A graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1951, he was an Army veteran during the
Korean Conflict, serving in Germany.

Uncle Roy was a 56-year member of the Enterprise Fire Co., and was honored as
a firefighter of the year. He also was very involved with other fire company related
organizations in the area.

Roy was predeceased by his twin brother, Ralph A. Morgan on Dec. 28, 2010; and a sister,
Arlene M. Knowlton on Mar. 24, 2008.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Ona S. (Wooding) Morgan; his two daughters,
Cherie J. (Merton) Shaw, and Valerie (Jay) Czyz; four grandchildren, Sara and Jason
Czyz and Scott and Karen Harris; one great-grandson, Alexzander Harris; one sister,
Nellie Chamberlain; a sister-in-law, Madalyn Morgan; a brother-in-law, Erwin Knowlton;
several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were Thursday at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
Phoenix, with the Rev. Douglas Chamberlain officiating.

Burial was in Phoenix Rural Cemetery with firefighter honors. Calling hours were Wednesday.

Contributions may be made in memory of Roy to: Enterprise Fire Co., 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY
13135, or to the Special Needs Playground Program, 25 Lock St., Phoenix, NY  13135

Denise M. Dixon: Mother of two sons

Denise  M. Dixon, 53, of Pennellville passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, on Sept. 7.

She was born on June 17, 1960.

Surviving by her former husband, Jackie Dixon; two sons, Josuha Dixon and Justin Dixon;  her mother, Jacqueline Tracy; her step-father, John Stoltz; a brother, James Tracy; two sisters, Lisa Stone and Bobbi Jo Clayton.

Calling hours and services were Sept. 13 in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. The Rev. Diane (Bradshaw) Kimpland officiated. Burial will be in Roosevelt Cemetery, Schroeppel.



Margaret “Peg” Pickard: Retired from county courts

Margaret “Peg” Pickard, 76, of Fulton, passed away Sept. 8 with her family by her side.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to Marjorie Hopkins and the late Glenn Hopkins.

Peg retired from the Oswego County Court Offices in Oswego. She enjoyed gardening, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a son, Michael A. Pickard who died in 1977.

She is survived by two sons, Darren (Lise) Pickard and Steven (Carrie Emmons) Pickard both of Fulton;  her mother, Marjorie Hopkins of Oriskany Falls; three brothers, Robert (Valerie) Hopkins of Fulton, David (Barbara) Hopkins of Phelps, and Bruce (MerryBeth) Hopkins of Oriskany Falls; three granddaughters, Shannon (Matthew) Rathbun, Kelsey and Addison Pickard.

Funeral services were Sept. 12 at Bristol Hill Congregational United Church of Christ, Volney. Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were Sept. 11 at the funeral home in Fulton.

Eva Parsons: Became U.S. citizen in 1955

Eva Parsons, 86 of Cato, passed away Sept. 8 at home.

Eva was born May 13, 1927 in Gross Zimmern, Germany to the late Johannes and Anna Hechler Geir.

On Nov. 9, 1955, Eva became a U.S. citizen.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert S. Parsons.

She is survived by her three daughters, Diana Thomas of Florida, Nancy Pelkey of Cato and Laurie Parsons of Cato; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Contributions in memory of Eva may be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal, has care of arrangements.

Doris B. Matzke: Life member of Iris Society

Doris B. Matzke, 92, of Fulton died Aug. 27 at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

She was born in Oswego to the late George and Mildred Baldwin.

She was a life resident of Oswego County. Mrs. Matzke was a former employee of Sealright Co., Fulton.

She was a life member of the American Iris Society and a member of the National Wildlife Federation.

Mrs. Matzke was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Matzke, and sister Marjorie Mack.

She is survived by her son Peter (Jeanne) Matzke of Fairport,  one sister Betty Mangano of Minetto, two grandchildren:  Karen (Carlos) Gallegos and Michael Matzke, two great-grandchildren, Lena and Evan Gallegos.

Graveside services and burial will be 10:30 a.m. today, Sept. 14 at Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.  There will be no calling hours.

The Sugar Funeral Home Inc., Fulton, has care of the arrangements.

Dorothy H. Hall: Secretary at Nestle, LPN


Dorothy H. Hall, 95, of Fulton died Sept. 5 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late Dr. A.L. Hall, who was the first surgeon at the Fulton hospital, and his wif,e Lena Howell Hall.

Ms. Hall was a secretary at the Nestle Co. in Fulton for 40 years and after her retirement served the community as a private duty licensed practical nurse.

She is survived by her neighbor, Natalie Carroll.

Funeral services are private. Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.