Category Archives: Obituaries

David Mitchell, loved to travel

David Mitchell was born May 7, 1941 in Eckman, West Virginia. He died peacefully at his home in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday Oct. 10, 2013 after a long illness.

David is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol Casler Mitchell and his son Robert A. Mitchell;  sisters Becky Diaz (Pedro), Pam Medlin (Billy Scott) and  a brother Richard C. Mitchell,  III. (Janet). He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard C. and Addie Peake Mitchell.

David will be remembered for his love of life. He was a loyal friend, faithful brother, loving father, and devoted husband. He loved to travel, and his favorite place to spend his time was at his home in Fort. Myers, FL. David retired as a systems analyst with the US Department of the Treasury.

Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 with services immediately following at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal, New York.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the David Mitchell Memorial Fund at Cape St. Claire United Methodist Church, 855 Chestnut Tree Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21409.

Floyd J. Chillson, retired from Sealright Co.

Floyd J. Chillson, 92 of Hannibal, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9 at The Manor at Seneca Hill.

Born in Fair Haven, he was a life resident of Hannibal. Floyd was employed as a millwright at Sealright Co. in Fulton for 40 years, retiring in 1986.

He enjoyed farming and loved tending to his horses.

Floyd was predeceased by his former wife, Esther Carter Chillson, his wife, Ardythe Chillson and by siblings, Edythe Hopkins, George Chillson, Donald Chillson and Marjorie Furlong.

Surviving are three daughters, Diane Gardner and Norma Crouch both of Fulton and Eileen Jock of Hannibal; two sons, Edward (Judy) Chillson of Martville and Richard (Carole) Chillson of Hannibal; a brother, John (Thelma) Chillson of Cato; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal with services at 2 p.m.

Burial was at Fairdale Rural Cemetery in Hannibal.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., POB 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or to Hannibal United Methodist Church, 320 Church Street, Hannibal, NY 13074

Barbara J. Otis Hall, dedicated time to Republican Committee

Barbara J. Otis Hall, 92, of Oswego passed away Thursday Oct. 10 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

Born in Fulton, she had lived in the Fulton area until 1989. For many years, Barb dedicated much of her time the Republican Committee.

She was a communicant of the Church of The Immaculate Conception.

Barb was predeceased by her husband, Ted Hall, who passed away in 2004.

Barb will be greatly missed and forever loved by her children, William (Karen) Otis, of Oswego, Nancy (Milt) Baldwin of Fulton, Lenna (Sonny) Otis of Fulton, Christine (Dennis) Knopp of Oswego, Renee (John) Goss of Fulton; brother, William (Jackie) Young of MA; 18 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fulton. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Doree Kellogg, met her husband in kindergarten

Doree J. Kellogg, 66, of Fulton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6 at home after a long illness.

A native of Hannibal, she lived in Fulton for the past 42 years. She was the daughter of the late Fay and Merle Irwin of Hannibal.

Doree was an Honor Society graduate of Hannibal High School class of 1965 and had attended SUNY New Paltz School of Art.

She met her future husband, Len Kellogg, in kindergarten at Hannibal Central School and they have been married for 47 years.

She retired in 2011 as a secretary at Oswego Industries in Fulton after more than 20 years. She worked previously at Wild Wood Gallery Mail Order Co. in Syracuse 11 years and at Syroco in Van Buren.

Doree was a member of the Sterling Valley Community Church in Sterling Valley. She was also a member of S.A.M.E. (Syracuse Area Miniature Enthusiast) and has many seines, dolls, market gardens and even doilies in miniature.

She enjoyed sewing and made drapes for her home and, of course, doll clothes for her granddaughter’s dolls and young friends who needed clothes as well for their dolls.  Crafts were a big hit with her.

Doree loved to cook and reading cook books. She enjoyed camping; it did not matter if it was tent, pop-up or a cabin. She would create delicious camping desserts and one time a not-so-great dessert, all on a Coleman gas stove or over an open fire.

Doree loved to travel, including trips to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Alaska, Caribbean Islands and Great Britain and she loved meeting new people and made friends easily, but never forgot family and old friends. She also loved Manhattans and screwdrivers.

She had been given an award by the Fulton Lions Club for her successful ticket sales for the Lions Annual Duck Derby and received a placard with a picture of a Sight Guide Dog that had been named Doree in her honor. Doree was very, very proud of this honor!

The placard was always on display in her home along with other items she wanted people to see in her display case.

Surviving are her husband, Leonard Kellogg of Fulton; a son, Troy Kellogg and granddaughter, Devon Kellogg both of Champlain; sisters, Elaine Simmons (John) of Sterling Valley and Luann Irwin of Alton; mother-in-law, Estella Kellogg of Hannibal; sisters-in-law, Janet Lehtonen (Harve)  of Palermo, Floy Nostrant (Gary) of Tustin, MI and Linda Holmes (Maurice) of New Smyrna Beach, FL; brothers-in-law, Warren Kellogg and Lyle Kellogg (Rosemary) all of Hannibal; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Lee Irwin.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Sterling Valley Community Church, 15099 Sterling Valley Road, Sterling with memorial services to follow at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

David Colegrove-Armstrong, long-time Hannibal resident

David G. Colegrove-Armstrong, 66, of Hannibal, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6.

Born in Oswego, he had lived in the Hannibal area many years.  David had previously lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Houston, Texas.

He is survived by his daughters, Casandra Borland and Kolleen Carmona; siblings, Grace, Pauline and Richard; nieces, including, Liz Ritchie and nephews; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Casandra’s home at a later date. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Arlene Williamson, retired from Nestles

Arlene I. Williamson; 89; of Fulton passed away peacefully Sunday Oct. 6, 2013 at her son’s home after a short illness.

Mrs. Williamson was born in South Granby to the late Victor and Mildred (Bassett) Austic.  She has remained a resident of Fulton most of her life.

After retiring from Nestles Co., Fulton, Mrs. Williamson began working part-time at Angelo’s Big M in the meat department.  She also worked at EJD in the Phoenix School System as a teacher’s aide.

Mrs. Williamson acted as secretary for Jacksonville Cemetery with her husband as superintendent and then her son successively since 1995 for more than 10 years.

Mrs. Williamson was a member of Little Utica United Methodist Church, Lysander where she was a member of the choir, and the Women’s Club.  She was also a member of the Enoch Thomas Cluster, the Lamson Grange, Lysander, a charter member of the Cody Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and an active member of the Lysander Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Williamson was also an accomplished organ player.

She was pre-deceased by her husband of 63 years Donald Williamson in 2005 and her brother Victor W. Austic in 1980.

Mrs. Williamson is survived by her children:  Judy (Harry) Grover, and Gary (Jean) Williamson both of Fulton, Mark (Shawn) Williamson of Liverpool, and Marty Carlson of Fulton, 12 grandchildren:  David (Kerry) Grover, Scott (Keri) Grover, Craig (Becka Rowe) Grover, Travis (Katie) Grover, Saun (Yvette) Williamson, Stacy (William Raymond) Mitchell, Becky (Joe) Sparks, Ashley (Matt Troutman) Williamson, Courtney (Terry West) Williamson, Mark Williamson Jr., Gabby Williamson, and Emily Williamson; 19 great grandchildren:  Stephanie, Kelly, Kyle, Bryce, Madison, Blake, Josh, Korena, Kenidee, Kyla, Breanna, Caitlyn, Keely, Saun “Tommy”, Hope, Zoie, Brooke, Blake, Lillian, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held   10:30 a.m. Saturday at Little Utica United Methodist Church, Lysander with Rev. Michaela St. Marie and Rev. Donald Easton officiating.  Burial will be held in Jacksonville Rural Cemetery, Lysander.  There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Jacksonville Rural Cemetery, c/o John Horner, 164 County Route 14 Fulton, NY 13069.  The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Edward R. Pero, self-made business man

Edward R. Pero, 47, of Fulton, passed away Friday Oct. 4.

Originally from Fulton, Ed was a self-made business man. He enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Richard Pero, who passed away in 2012.

He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his children, Angel, Josh, Alexis, Savannah, Kayla and Charlotte; granddaughter, Brooklyn; companion, Karen; his mother, Margaret Hawk Pero; mothers of his children, Anita and Rachel; many cousins and loving friends.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, with a service to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Farnham Family Services, 283 West Second St., Suite 200, Oswego, 13126.

Elaine Smith, worked at Mimi’s Diner

Elaine Smith, 64; of Fulton died Tuesday Oct. 8 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.
She was born to the late Louis and Hilda (Flack) Ristagno of Fulton. Mrs. Smith remained a resident of Fulton all of her life.
She was past employed with Mimi’s Drive Inn, Fulton for 20 years and currently worked as office manager for Oswego County Ambulance and Hearse Service, Fulton.
Mrs. Smith found great enjoyment through spending time with her family and those she loved.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Charles “Chuck” Smith Jr., of Fulton; three children, Coleen Goss, C.J. (Laurie Ouimet) Smith, and Cathleen (Andrew) Mangano all of Fulton; brother Donald (Janet) Ristagno of Cicero; three grandchildren: Connor, Trevor, and Tucker; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Fulton with Rev. Mike Weeden officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.