Category Archives: Obituaries

Bonnie Cooper, Hannibal resident

OBITS-CooperBonnieBonnie L. Cooper, 68, of Hannibal, died suddenly Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Fulton, she resided in Hannibal most of her life. She had worked for a short time as a receptionist for Dr. Angelo Arena in Hannibal. Her main focus was taking care of her home and being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was passionate about animals and over the years, provided a home for many cats and kittens in need. She attended State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton.

She was predeceased by her son, Douglas Cooper in 1997.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Donald Cooper of Hannibal; daughter, Gayle (Patrick) Pensabene of Fulton; grandchildren, Patrick and Christina Pensabene, Shelby Erbeck and Morgan Cooper; two great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence (Marlene) Sutcliffe of Hannibal; sister, Sharon (Brian) Guyer of Fulton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today, June 3 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal with graveside services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Hannibal Village Cemetery, Church Street in Hannibal.

Contributions may be made to Oswego County SPCA-OCAWL, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069.

Robert J. Howland, Army veteran

OBITS-HowlandRobertRobert J. Howland, 67, of Oswego Town, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Howland was born in Oswego, the son of the late Francis and Katherine (O’Brien) Howland. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Howland retired in 2005 as a machine operator from Alcan Aluminum, Oswego.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Susan Howland of Oswego Town; children, Robert (Lenore) Howland of Oswego, Stacie (Joe) Garafolo of Oswego, and Kevin (Amanda) Howland of Baldwinsville; brother, Charles Howland of Fulton; grandchildren, Hunter, Nicholas, Olivia, Isabelle, Jesse, and Jacob; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held Monday, June 3 at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday, June 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home.

Richard LaDue, owned Sunshine Produce

OBITS-LaDueRichRichard “Rich” LaDue, 61, of Fulton, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at home surrounded by his family and friends.

He was a 1970 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School where he was a member of the varsity gymnastics team. He owned and operated Sunshine Produce on West Broadway in Fulton since 1975.

He was an avid hunter and snowmobiler. He was predeceased by his parents, Julian and Rose West LaDue.

Surviving are his son, Richard (Kelly) LaDue of Ontario; significant other, Wendy LeVea of Fulton; step-children, Jeremy and Jessica Shepard and John LeVea; grandchildren, Devin and Brandon LaDue, Carly and Macy Chirdo, Chloe Hurlbut and Calie and Cadie Shepard; siblings, Darlene Noel of Fulton, Robert (Debi) LaDue of Vineland, N.J., James (Cathy Sosenko) LaDue, Julie (Scott Seguin) LaDue, and William (Cindy) LaDue, all of Fulton; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the funeral home with burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.

James Ambuske Sr., Union Local #520 president

James M. Ambuske Sr., 86, of Fulton, died May 23, 2013 at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

He was born in Salamanca, N.Y. to the late Frank and Helen (Bielfelt) Ambuske. Mr. Ambuske has been a resident of Fulton for 65 years. He was past employed with North End Paper Mill, Fulton and he retired after 36 years of employment with CCA/Jefferson Smurfit, Fulton where he also served as president of the Union Local #520.

Mr. Ambuske was a life member of the Fulton Polish Home.

He was pre-deceased by six siblings, Fred (Margie) Ambuske, Frank (Harriet) Ambuske, Dolores (Jim) Hill, Barbara (Huey) Newark, Anna (Dick) Guard, and Betty (David) Griffin; and son-in-law, Bernard Scout.

Mr. Ambuske is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alberta Weske Ambuske of Fulton; six children, Regina Scout of Fulton, James (Joyce) Ambuske Jr. of Fulton, Helen (Mike) Speck of Fulton, Colleen Ambuske of Fulton, Michael (Amy) Ambuske of Fulton, and  Karen (Bill) Fisher of Fulton; two brothers, Mark (Mary) Ambuske of Salamanca, N.Y. and Phillip (Joyce) Ambuske of Salamanca, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Amanda (Randy Lyttle) Scout, Brian Ambuske, Priscilla Ambuske, Josh (Ashley Sizemore) Speck,  Max Ambuske,  Megan (Bryant) Acquaro; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Robert Stephenson. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton.

Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School of the Deaf, 2253 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214.

Virginia D. Bailey, retired from Nestle

OBITS-BaileyVirginiaVirginia D. Bailey, a lifetime resident of Bundyville, died at home Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the age of 94.

She was born at home Oct. 2, 1918, a daughter to the late Fred and Eunice Loughrey.

She retired in 1980 from Nestle Company where she worked for 32 years and was the longtime sexton of Fairview Cemetery in Bundyville.

She enjoyed gardening and studying genealogy.

She was predeceased by her husband, Earl C. Bailey, who died April 22, 1988; a daughter, Janet Bailey; grandson, Larry C. Bailey, Jr.; two daughters-in-law, Karen Bailey and Jean Bailey and by three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by two sons, Earl “Jerry” Bailey and Larry C. Bailey Sr., both of Bundyville; a sister, Lorraine Trenca of Oswego; four grandchildren, Debbie Denery, Connie Wallace, Gail Blum and Daniel Woodard; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bundyville. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Bailey may be made to Fairview Cemetery-Bundyville, c/o Willard Spaulding, 2081 County Route 1, Lot 15, Oswego, NY 13126.

Daniel Atkinson, BAC Local #19 member

OBITS-AtkinsonDanielDaniel G. Atkinson, 49, of Scriba died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at his home with family by his side.

He was born in Syracuse and has been a resident of Oswego most of his life.

He was the son of David Atkinson of Florida and the late Ann Marie (Petrowski) Atkinson. He was predeceased by his daughter, Angela Atkinson.

He was a member of BAC Local #19, Utica, where he worked as a bricklayer for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mari Atkinson of Scriba; their children, Tara (Ryan) Pritchard, Daniel (Kristina) Atkinson II, Karyn Atkinson, Kassidy Atkinson, and Mari Atkinson, all of Scriba; sister, Janice (Clarence) Deacons of Florida; brother David (Barbara) Atkinson II of Florida; and three grandchildren, Savannah, Kamryn, and Sophia.

Calling hours will be held Friday, May 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego. Burial will be in North Scriba Cemetery.

Donald Clark, JCB graduate

Donald Gary Clark, 65, of Volney, died May 6, 2013 at home after a long illness.

He was born in Syracuse, a son to the late Donald I. and Roberta Klock Clark and resided in Volney for the past 46 years.

He graduated from J.C. Birdlebough High School and had worked as a printer for the Phoenix Press. He was a hunter and a gun collector.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Gloria Nichols Clark, who died in 2001.

He is survived by his children, Donna Clark Catherman and David Clark, both of Fulton; a sister, Cynthia (Lennie) Longo of Fulton; two brothers, Perry Clark of Fulton and Russell Clark of Liverpool; a step-mother, Joan Clark of Winter Haven, Fla.; two grandsons, Daniel Catherman, Jr. and Dustin Catherman, both of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or funeral services. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Janet Shepard, Phoenix resident

Janet H. Shepard, 58, of Homestead Avenue, Phoenix, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

She was born to her late parents, Evelyn M. (Waldron) and John Pagliaroli Jr., July 31, 1954 in Syracuse. She was a 1972 graduate of John C. Birdlebough High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pennellville Fire Department Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, William Elmer Shepard, Dec. 5, 2011; her mother, Evelyn, May 17, 2009; her father, John, July 30, 1994; and her sister, Geraldine Pagliaroli, Feb. 2, 1999.

Surviving are her son, Robert J. Pagliaroli of Phoenix; her brother, Harold Pagliaroli of Fulton; her sisters, Ethel “Morey”  Carlson of West Warwick, R.I.,  Mary Williams of Phoenix, and Nancy Pagliaroli of Phoenix; two granddaughters; five great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be a calling hour Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Diane Bradshaw officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St. Phoenix.