Category Archives: Obituaries

Guy R. Dennis, loved life, dancing, spending time with his wife

Guy R. Dennis, 83; of Fulton died at Morning Star Care Center, Oswego.

He was born in Oswego to the late Aaron and Hazel (Borden) Dennis. Mr. Dennis has been a resident of the Oswego County area all of his life.

He retired from Comstock Corp, Red Creek, NY as a sanitation engineer. He absolutely loved life, dancing and spending time with his wife.

Mr. Dennis was pre-deceased by his wife, Grace Lawrence Dennis in 2009.

He is survived by several cousins especially Colleen Anderson of Lycoming, N.Y.

Graveside services and burial for Guy and his wife Grace Dennis were held Wednesday at North Scriba Cemetery with Rev. Elyse Skyles officiating. There were be no calling hours.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Roger D. Neilson, former football coach at Pulaski and Fulton

Roger D. Neilson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Paul, Robert, Jean, Rosemary, and his parents Edith and William.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Nancy Porter Neilson, his son, Thomas, his son James and daughter-in law, Deelyn, and their children, Ryan, Abbie Layne, and Mitch.

Roger had a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg State University and a master’s degree from Syracuse University.  Roger was a high school teacher, principal, and football coach, and his highly successful coaching career included leading the Pulaski Blue Devils to a 30-3 record and four Oswego County League championships from 1957-1961.

The 1958 Pulaski team went undefeated and unscored upon.

After coaching at Pulaski, he became the freshman football coach and a physical education instructor at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. and later served as athletic director and head football coach at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.

He later coached the 1966 Fulton Red Raider football team to a championship.

Roger and his wife, Nancy, retired from teaching in 1985 and lived for over 25 years in Seven Lakes, N.C. before moving to Williamsburg, Va. in 2010.

Roger was also an avid golfer and he registered three holes-in-one in his lifetime. Roger served in the United States Army and was a Korean War veteran.

A small family memorial service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Roger Neilson Football Scholarship Fund, Pulaski Academy Central School, attention: Dorothy Atkinson, 2 Hinman Road, Pulaski, N.Y., 13142.

Edward A. Winn, Hannibal High School grad

Edward A. Winn, 46, of Fulton, died Thursday, Oct. 10.

He was born in Rome, NY and lived most of his life in Fulton. Edward graduated from Hannibal High School.

He is survived by two daughters, Morgan Winn Wardhaugh of Fulton and Shylo Winn of Oswego; two sisters, Wendy Hamilton and Theresa Hoffman, both of Fulton; one brother, Richard Winn, Jr. of Oswego; three grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

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.