Category Archives: Obituaries

Evan Hoffman, enjoyed hunting and fishing

Evan E. Hoffman, 42, of Fulton died Wednesday Nov. 13 at home.

He was born in Oswego, NY and Evan had remained a life resident of Fulton. He currently worked with Hubbard Farms, Granby.

Evan enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was pre-deceased by his father Samuel Hoffman and brother Roger Hoffman.

Evan is survived by his wife of one year, Stephanie Hoffman of Fulton; daughter Christina Yanock of Fulton; stepson Francis Brockway Jr., of Fulton; two sons,  Dakota and Dylan Hoffman, both of Fulton; mother, Sonja (Kim) Becker of Fulton; maternal grandfather, Seth Loomis; three siblings, Samuel Hoffman, Ella Bonnell, and Heather Smith, all of Fulton; two step siblings, Chester Hoffman of Hannibal and Shirley Hoffman of Weedsport; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

Burial will be held privately. Calling hours will be conducted from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday Nov. 23 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

C. Lorraine Fox, Lycoming Methodist Church member

C. Lorraine Fox, 85, of New Haven, died Sunday Sept. 29, 2013, at her home surrounded by family.

Daughter of the late Kenneth “Mack” Ryder and Clara MacDougal (Ryder) Stevens, she as a member of the Lycoming Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Ross Fox, in 1999, and her only daughter, Rosszine Piepoli, in 2005.

Surviving are grandchildren, Paul Piepoli of New Haven, Pamela (Stephan) Sovine of Florida, Angela Piepoli Lane of Syracuse; granddaughter-in-law Sally Mannise Piepoli; six great grandchildren; sisters Lillian Wallace, 90, of New Haven, Rosalind Wallace, 87, of Fulton and Violet Pringle, 84, of Fulton.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 27 at the Lycoming Methodist Church. Burial will be in North Scriba Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and family at the church from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the services.

Arrangements in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

“We love you Gram…the circle won’t break.”

Patricia Galvin, active at Fulton Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

Patricia A. Galvin, 79, of Fulton, passed away Friday, Nov. 15 at Michaud Health Services in Fulton.

She had been a very active member of the Fulton Christian & Missionary Alliance Church where she served as a deaconess for 12 years; on the W.M.P.F.; board of ministry; kitchen committee; taught vacation bible school and other bible studies; a leader in the prayer chain as well as visiting people in hospitals, nursing homes and private residences.

Patricia hosted missionaries in her home and was involved in missionary work. She worked quietly behind the scenes to help others and was very humble.

Patricia enjoyed sewing and was especially active with her family and grandchildren. She had been a volunteer for the Fulton Catholic School Lunch Program; youth confirmation; various church activities and as a founder of a church youth group.

She was a proud military wife for 22 years while her husband Larry served on tours of duty in Korea and Viet Nam.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Lawrence “Larry” Galvin of Fulton; eight children, Gail (Mark) Steele of MD, Larry (Nanette) Galvin Jr. of IL, Brent (Cathy) Galvin of Hannibal, Mike (Denice) Galvin of Fulton, Vicky (Mike) Hokanson of Fulton, Jeannie (Tim) Salisbury of Buffalo, Tricia (Jeff) Spoto of North Syracuse and Linda (Chad) Sheldon of Fulton; 20 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Calling hours were Tuesday Nov. 19 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday (today) at the Fulton Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Route 48 South, Fulton with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Parkinson Disease Assoc., Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.

Raymond W. Powers, lifelong Scriba resident and avid outdoorsman

Raymond W. Powers, 448 Myers Road, Oswego, a lifelong resident of Scriba, passed quietly at Seneca Hill Manor, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.

Ray was born on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, 1931 at his parents’ home in Scriba. He was not a college graduate – he was a simple, honest, loyal family loving man who valued his family and the acquired friendships of those he admired and appreciated.

Those who knew Ray respected his no-nonsense purposeful ideals, his practical down-to-earth methods of dealing with everyday life.

Rays onset of health problems started early in life but did not deter him from his real loves and ambitions. His family came first, but secondly he was a lifetime sportsman and outdoorsman.

From a very early age his parents, his uncles and his friends instilled in Ray a love for the majestic mountains, the quiet gentle forests, the cool sparkling streams, the cold lake waters, and the deep swift flowing rivers.

He didn’t kill for sport, only for food. The older men taught him to respect all living things – the rabbit, the quail, the patridge (as Ray called partridge), the wapiti (deer), the fish – that provided nourishment for his family.

As a young man Ray worked on numerous muck lands for the local farmers, including the Marano family and for Ken Sheldon. He also worked as a stock boy at The Woolsworth 5 cent and 10 cent department store in Oswego. A week after graduating from Oswego High School, he went to work for The Nestle Co. in Fulton as a laborer.

Raymond married the former Betty Crandall from Hannibal and in a span of five years the couple were joined by four adorable sons: Garry Raymond, Dan Thomas, Scott Wilburt and Patrick Lee.

After 15 years at Nestle, seeking a much different work environment with much improved benefits, Ray obtained employment with The Alrall Company, later called Alcan Aluminum Corp., in Scriba, where he worked for 25 years.

He retired in August 1989, from his team leader position on the 72-inch high-speed cold rolling mill. His coworkers endearingly nicknamed him Dad – he was the oldest man on his crew and senior man as well.

Ray was a past member of the United Methodist Church of Scriba and a member of the United Baptist Church, Route 104, of Scriba. He had served with the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department and the Alcan Emergency Squad.

Ray served as sexton at Peck Cemetery, Scriba and for several years as a dog warden in Scriba. Ray was a member of Nicks Lake Rudland Gun Club in Old Forge, in the Adirondacks, and a member of The Butterfly Waterfowl Club, Scriba and for more than 60 years was a member of The Spikehorn Camp in Brantingham.

I’d like to close with this reflection because of his love for western books and movies. Ray has now seen his last sunset, answering the call to the final round-up. His spirit will be with us forever and always.

I am confident we will meet again at the campfire in the sky. Lord, hear our prayers as his life on earth has changed but it has not ended – Ray journeys on with the Great Spirit, may he rest in eternal peace. The passing of time will never heal our hearts completely but those of us remaining have to go on – there will be new horizons to see and live through.

Ray was predeceased in death by his first wife, Betty; his beloved parents, Harold and Emma Raymond Powers; his brother, Jacky; and his sister, Norma Powers Cronk.

Remaining to cherish his memory is his wife of 21 years – Nan Wright Powers; his four sons, Dan T. Powers and wife, Judy of Fulton, Garry R. Powers and wife, Deborah, Patrick L. Powers, and Scott W. Powers, all of Oswego; 12 grandchildren, Stephanie, Tammy, Amanda, Jade, Shannon, Kimberly, Christopher, Rachel, Joshua, Nicholas, Andrew and Jeremy; 19 great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Derrick, Olivia, Lillian, Cayley, Maxamus, Terry (T), Bentley, Trayton, Emma, Lochlyn, Makennah, Kamdyn, Nathan, Ella, Ava, Ewan, Tennyson and Rowan.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Nelson funeral home from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, followed by funeral services with Rev. Vivian Summerville, at the funeral home 11 W. Albany St. Oswego.

Burial will be in the Powers’ family plot, Peck Cemetery, County Route 4 (Hall Road), South, Scriba, NY.

Expressions of sympathy may directed in his memory to The Scriba Christmas Project, which his parents, Emma and Harold Powers, originally organized on Klocks Corners Road at their home, or to an organization of your choice.

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Theresa M. Knopp Stephens, former chief clerk for state Supreme Court

Theresa “Tee Cee” M. Knopp Stephens, 53, of Oswego passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Albany Medical Center.

She was a 1977 graduate of Oswego High School and C.C.B.I. where she received her associate’s degree in business administration with honors.

Theresa retired as chief clerk for the New York state Supreme Court, Oswego County in Oswego after many years.

She was a member of the Fulton Lions Club and Oswego Professional Women’s Club. Theresa was predeceased by the love of her life, husband, Robert L. Stephens, in 2010 and her parents, John and Eileen Demm Knopp.

Surviving are her sisters, Patricia (Dan) Fern of Magnolia, TX and Kathleen (Sue Haney) Knopp of Fulton, nieces, Sarah (Eric) Ingerson and Meghan (J.D.) Knight; nephew, Thomas (Rachael) Knopp; grandnieces and grandnephews, Tyler, Ian, Jacob, Avery, Addie, Ethan and Tenley; her aunts and cousins.

Calling hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services to immediately follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Albany Medical Center Renal Transplant Program, Mail Code 73, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208-3479.

Patricia Davis, lifetime Fulton resident

Patricia H. Davis, 87, of Fulton, died Tuesday Nov. 12 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Fulton Aug. 8, 1926, one of 10 children to the late Ezra and Grace Boshart Davis.

Pat lived in Fulton all her life, she loved children and was a lifelong caregiver for many of her nieces, nephews and family members.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Edna Heagerty, George Davis, Howard Davis, Donald Davis, James Davis, Richard Davis, Manitha Spoon, Margaret Davis and Martha Anderson.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Barb Davis of Fulton; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Calling hours were Friday with services following at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Beverley LaBarge, worked for Key Bank

Beverley J. LaBarge, 80, of Fulton, passed away Friday, Nov. 8.

Born in Michigan, she had lived in the Fulton area and had worked at Key Bank for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Q. LaBarge, who passed away in 1998.

Beverley will be greatly missed and forever loved by her children, Kim (Dan) Garrow of Oklahoma, Jo-Lyn (Mike) Phillips of Fulton and Jon (Georgia) LaBarge of Long Island; siblings, Gardenia, Earl and Gilbert; five grandchildren, Alissa (Chad) Bush, Taylor (Hannah) Knight, Michael (Crystal) Phillips and Amie (Jason) Shaffner and Jacob LaBarge; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday (today) at Foster Funeral Home with burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were Friday at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Cassie ‘Gladys’ Capalary, private duty nurse

Cassie M. “Gladys” Capalary, 94, of Fulton, died Monday Nov. 11 at Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center in Oswego.

She was born in Palermo and resided at 455 Park Ave., Fulton since 1993 with her brother and sister-in-law until their passing and nephew, Mark R. Clark until she entered the nursing home in 2010.

Gladys was a private duty nurse for nearly 40 years and cared for the elderly, including her late brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Rose Clark, Sr.

She was a member of Pilgrim Holiness Church in Syracuse.

Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Ronald J. Capalary.

She is survived by a brother, John Clark of Fulton; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services are private. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.