Category Archives: Obituaries

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.

George M. Wise, former Volney historian

George M. Wise, 80, of Richland, died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born in Volney, the son of the late Duane and Ellen (Boigel) Wise.

Mr. Wise is a former car dealer for R.E. Davis & Son of Oswego. Mr. Wise served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 until 1955.

He was the historian for the Town of Volney for many years and a member of the Volney Historical Society.

Mr. Wise was predeceased by his wife, Betty Wise.

He is survived by his children, Shellie (Harry Groves) Wise of Gansvoort, Zane Wise of Chicago, Kris Wise of Fulton, Sally Wise of Pulaski, and George Wise of Fulton; grandchildren, Eliza, Cortni, and Corina; and several brothers and sisters.

Gathering for family and friends will be held Sunday, May 26 at the Volney Municipal Building from 1 to 4 p.m.

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

Sister Joanne Fuchs, former Fulton resident

OBITS-FuchsJoanneSister Joanne Fuchs, a Sister of Mercy for more than 66 years and a longtime nurse, died Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Mercy Health Care Unit. She was 89.

Born Johanna Fuchs, she entered the Sisters of Mercy April 16, 1947, a year after graduating from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She made her perpetual profession on Dec. 21, 1952.

Born in Dade City, Fla., Sister Fuchs moved with her family to Fulton, where she attended elementary, junior high and high school, graduating in 1942.

She worked for a year and attended the Mercy nursing school before earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing from D’Youville College. She worked at Mercy Hospital, Kenmore Mercy and St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia, where she spent more than 50 years as a nurse supervisor.

She is survived by three sisters, Christine Ostrowski, Rosemarie Meiers and Bertha Palamar.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Mercy Center Chapel.

Jane Hall Doss, seamstress

 

OBITS-DossJaneJane Hall Doss, 84, of Palermo, died peacefully May 19, 2013 with her family by her side at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Otisco, she had lived in the Palermo area since 1950. She had worked at the Cameo Theater and NY Telephone Co. as an operator. She had a lifelong passion of sewing. She was a seamstress many years for the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

She also enjoyed reading and gardening. She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fulton.

She was predeceased by her husband, George “Ernie” Doss; infant daughter, Nancy Ann; grandson, Larry Doss; and brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Daniel Doss, Christine (Najam) Razvi, Pauline (William) Benson and Donald (Sally) Doss; brother, David Hall; sisters, June Schilling and Dorothy Grzejka; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corners of Buffalo and So. Third St., Fulton.  Burial will be at Roosevelt Cemetery, Route 49, Schroeppel.  Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.