Category Archives: Obituaries

Harris Brown Jr., Local 73 welder

Harris “Brownie” Brown Jr., 75, of Fair Haven, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Brown was born August 22, 1937 in Watertown, a son to the late Harris O. and Clarice M. Kiah Brown. He retired from the Local 73 in Oswego as a welder. He attended Ogdensburg Free Academy and St. Mary’s Academy Class of 1956.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sara; three children, Kraig Brown of Syracuse, Debra Davis of Norwich, and Basil Brown of Pulaski; one step-son, George Vollrath of Central Square; two granddaughters, Kelly and Shannon; one sister, Mary Lou McKee; and two nephews, Terry and Todd McKee of Ogdensburg.

A memorial service will be held privately. Memorials may be made to the Fair Haven Fire Department or to the Fair Haven Food Cupboard in his memory.

Arrangements were entrusted to Becker-Keysor Funeral Home, Red Creek.

Elsie A. Davis, retired from Nestle

OBITS-DavisElsieElsie A. Davis, 102, of Fulton, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

She was born in Plainville, a daughter to the late Ernest and Minnie Welch. She lived most of her life in Fulton and resided for nearly 25 years in Baldwinsville. She retired from the Nestle Company in 1976, where she worked for over 40 years.

She was a member of the former First Congregational United Church of Fulton, B.P.O.E. Lodge Auxiliary, Elizabeth Chapter #105 Order of the Eastern Star and the Cairo Temple Daughters of the Nile.

She was predeceased by her husband, Earl F. Davis, who died in 1994; three brothers, Clark Welch, Lester Welch and Kenneth Welch; and by a sister, Mary Hanley.

She is survived by a sister, Ruth Palmer of Fulton and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 17 with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

Contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Wilma Harris, dietary assistant

OBITS-HarrisWilmaWilma E. Harris, 80, of Fulton, died May 8, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

She was born in Mexico to the late Leonard and Jennie (Pittsley) Snow.  She had been a resident of Fulton for over 50 years until recently moving closer to her daughter in Lincolndale, N.Y.

Mrs. Harris worked as a dietary assistant for 15 years at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton.

She was pre-deceased by her son. James Harris in 2011, and four siblings, Annetta Trumbul, Brad Snow, Leonard Snow, and Richard Snow.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her daughter, Carollynn (Robert) Becker of Lincolndale; and grandchildren, Jesse Crawford-Harris, Rebekkah Crawford-Harris, Teadie Becker, Terese Becker, and Brianne Becker.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, with Rev. Harold Avery officiating.  Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be conducted prior to the servces from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Sugar Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, NY, NY 10163.

Marian Fanning, retired teacher

OBITS-FanningMarianMarian Hudson Fanning, 90, of Volney, died Monday, April 29, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

A native of Granby, she lived in the Volney and Fulton areas most of her life. She graduated in 1944 from Oswego Normal School where she received her teaching certificate. She taught kindergarten at Port Byron Elementary School in Port Byron and concluded her 34 year teaching career at Moses DeWitt Elementary School in DeWitt.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fulton, Kayendatsyona Chapter of D.A.R., Fulton Women’s Club, A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where she volunteered in the snack bar for many years, various bridge clubs, N.Y.S. Retired Teachers Association and Oswego State Alumni Association.

She enjoyed playing golf, starting at the age of 65, and was a member of various golf leagues and was an avid bridge player.

She traveled to Ireland and Switzerland and resided in Bonita Beach, Fla. during the winter months.

She was predeceased by her twin brother, Daniel Hudson; brother, Verner Hudson; sister, Sally Wilcox; and sister-in-law, Jean MacDougall.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Fay Fanning of Volney; children, Fred (Elaine) Fanning of Northampton, Mass. and Mary Ellen (Bob) Guyette of Volney; grandchildren, Kelly and Carson Fanning, Amy (Phil) Ilardi and Scott and Jeffrey Guyette; great-grandson, Colton Ilardi; siblings, Harriet Rowell of Westdale and Henry (Beverly) Hudson of Granby; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with services immediately following. Rev. Mark Kimpland will officiate.

Contributions may be made to The Kara Fund, 5827 Augsburg Circle, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

William Raymond II, U.S. Army veteran

William B. Raymond II, 55, of Phoenix, died at home Saturday, April 27, 2013.

He was born in Syracuse to the late William B. and Barbara (Kilbourne) Raymond I. He has been a resident of Phoenix since 1996. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1974 to 1975.

Mr. Raymond worked as a presser for the Tailor Division for Pietrafesa, Co., Liverpool.  He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR. He was an avid reader of newspapers.

He was pre-deceased by his brother, Joseph Strunk.

Mr. Raymond is survived by his wife of 33 years, Anita Raymond of Phoenix; children, William B. (Ashley) Raymond III of Fulton, and Nichole (Dan) Gibides of Fulton; six siblings, Barbara Painter of Tennessee, Theresa Strunk of Tennessee, Amy Brown of Tennessee, Michael Strunk of Tennessee, Timothy Strunk of Flroida, and John Strunk of Indiana; two grandchildren,  Jayce Dena Gibides and Damien Cage Raymond; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Samuel Giambo, Army veteran

OBITS-GiamboSamuelSamuel J. Giambo, 80, of Oswego, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 after a sudden illness while on vacation.

He was born and raised in Oswego, the son of the late Anthony and Virginia (Amedio) Giambo. He remained a lifelong resident of Oswego. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church and a member of the American Legion and the Dante Alighieri Lodge, Oswego.

He served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1962.

He worked at Miller Brewery in Fulton from the time the plant opened until its closure in 1994. After retirement, he relished in the warmth and sunshine of Florida winters. When spring arrived, he returned to Oswego where he would often spend the afternoons gardening.

As the child of Sicilian immigrants, he carried on the wine-making tradition passed down to him by his father. He and Anthony Mesiano spent many hours tending to their small vineyard.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Giambo, in 1999; son Thomas; and grandson Philip.

He is survived by his children, William (Irene) Giambo of Hudson, Fla., Cindy Giambo and partner, Cynthia Lyons-Brush of Atlanta, Ga., and Suzanne (Kevin) Watts of Oswego; his grandchildren, Stephanie Mandurano of Oswego, Steven Mandurano of Seattle, Wash., Karl Giambo of Hudson, Fla.; and Brittany Watts of Oswego; two great-grandchildren; and his companion of 12 years, Emma Jean VanDusen.

A memorial service was held Monday in St. Joseph Church, Oswego. Burial was in All Saints Mausoleum.

Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Marjorie Phelps, worked at Birds Eye

Marjorie Crouch Phelps, 82, of Fulton, died Monday, April 29, 2013 at home following a long battle with cancer.

Born April 1, 1931 in Volney to the late Hulbert and Sara Crouch, she lived over 40 years in Fulton and worked in packaging at Birds Eye Foods of Fulton for many years.

Surviving are her children, David and Rory Jones of Michigan, Debra Jones of Tennessee, Lorrie Wordan of Martville, Diane “Dee” Sabin of Central Square, Wendy Kolb of Albany, and William Sabin of Fulton; her brother, Lee Crouch of Oswego; her sister, Beverly Babcock of Albuquerque, N.M.; and several grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at her home, 79 Patrick Circle, Fulton.  There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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