Category Archives: Obituaries

Shirley DeVita, worked at Phoenix schools

OBITS-DeVitaShirleyShirley Eleanor DeVita, 86, of Phoenix, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

She was born Nov. 22, 1926 to her late parents, Gladys  (Townsend) and Harry Williams in Phoenix.

She was a homemaker and was employed by Phoenix Central Schools for many years. She enjoyed going to the casinos, and played Bunco with her friends. She was an avid bowler, too.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Doreen Gardner; her son-in-law, Dana P. Gardner; her granddaughter, Donja L. Gardner in 1980; and her sisters and brothers.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Neil A. DeVita, Sr.; her son and his companion, Neil A. DeVita, Jr. and Karen Rupe of Fulton; two grandchildren, Angela DeVita and Nathaniel DeVita; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There are no calling hours or funeral service. She was buried in Chase Cemetery, Lysander.

Contributions may be made to the Phoenix United Methodist Church, 49 Jefferson St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix had charge of arrangements.

Ethel Ives, Volney resident

OBITS-IvesEthelEthel P. Ives, 95, of Volney, died April 7, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Ives.

Surviving are her children, Ronald (Jean) Ives and Elaine (Dennis) Lockwood, all of Volney; sister, Jean Halsey of Pulaski; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours, services and further obituary information will be announced at a later date in May.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Frederick Haynes, Navy veteran

OBITS-HaynesFrederickFrederick James “Wolf” Haynes, 63, of Oswego, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Community General Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Oswego July 25, 1949, the son of the late Fred “Hook” and Gloria (Jock) Haynes.  He retired from Eagle Beverage of Oswego as a salesman.

He served in the United States Navy and he was an active member of the VFW post 2320, Oswego, and the American Legion Post 268 of Oswego.

He is survived by his son, Michael James(Maryanne) Haynes of Syracuse; grandson, Michael; granddaughters, Amber, Jessica, and  Kaylee; great-grandson, Caiden Michael; brother Richard Haynes; sisters, Elaine (Victor) Sciortino  and Kathy (Rick Engle) Haynes, all of Oswego; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins

He was predeceased by his sister, Diane “Flapper” Haynes.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. p.m. at the VFW Post 2320, East Bridge Street, Oswego.

Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Robert Vivlamore, Vietnam War veteran

OBITS-VivlamoreRobertRobert Albert Vivlamore, 67, of Fulton, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at home.

He was born in Oswego and lived most of his life in Fulton. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed with Nestle Company for 30 years.

He loved camping, hiking, riding his motorcycle and he was a HAM radio operator.

He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Helen Vivlamore.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Stevens Vivlamore of Fulton; a son, Shane R. Vivlamore of Fulton; a daughter, Shannon L. (Anthony) Gerald of Fulton; two sisters, Margaret and Karen; two half-brothers, Dick and Mike Sixberry; and three granddaughters, Savanna, Carrianah and Sophia.

There are no calling hours or funeral services. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Virginia Simmons, telephone operator

OBITS-SimmonsVirginiaVirginia M. Simmons, 85, of Hannibal, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

A native of Minetto, she was a life resident of the Hannibal and Oswego areas. She had worked as a telephone operator for Oswego County Telephone Company in Fulton.

She was known by her family and friends as “Aunt Gina” and was loved by her family, grandchildren and the many children who she watched and nurtured over the years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul C. Simmons, in 2010. Surviving are her children, Nancy (Keith) Kyle and David (Bethany) Simmons, all of Hannibal; a brother, Mack (Mary) Stock of Hannibal; ten grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with services 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery in the spring.

Eleanor Malone, Dad’s Diner manager

OBITS-MaloneEleanorEleanor C. Patane Malone, 87, of Hannibal and The Manor at Seneca Hill, died peacefully Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

She was born Nov. 14, 1925 to the late Vincenzo and Rosa (Delpoplo) Patane. Many knew Mrs. Malone as the manager of Dad’s Diner in Hannibal for 25 years.

She was predeceased by sisters, Mary Barone and Santa Testa, and brothers, Joseph, James, Sam and Myron Patane.

Surviving are her children, Francis Malone of Orange City, Calif., Ken (Darleen) Malone of Hannibal, Rose (David) McMillen of Hannibal, Ellen (George) Sherman of Weedsport, Catherine (Phillip) Fadden of Rockford, Ill., Theresa (Douglas Bower) King of Hannibal, and Lynn (Dave) Bullard of Fulton; brother, Frank Patane of Hannibal, sister, Agnes Barone of Cicero; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal, with services immediately following.

Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton at a future date.

Contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at The Manor at Seneca Hill, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, NY 13126.

Lorraine Pokalsky, Phoenix resident

Lorraine Frances Pokalsky, 79, of Phoenix, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

She was born May 11, 1933 in Eynon, Pa. to her late parents, Anna (Wojciechowski) and Thomas Chervinak.

She was a homemaker and worked for Fleming Realtor for 10 years. She was a faithful parishioner at St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix, and belonged to the Altar Rosary Society. She was a member of the Book Club at Phoenix Public Library.

She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene J. Pokalsky Sr., in 1997, and a son, Karl Pokalsky, in 1989.

Surviving are her daughter, Nanette Pokalsky (Robert Painting) of Holley, N.Y.; her two sons, Kenneth (Wendy) Pokalsky and Eugene J. Pokalsky Jr., all of Saratoga Springs; her brother, Gerald Chervinak of Dickson City, Pa.; five grandchildren, Thomas Pokalsky, Maggie Pokalsky, and Carrie Pokalsky, Christopher Painting, and Justin Painting; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held April 6 at 9:30 a.m. in Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix

Burial will later in the Spring in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5 in the funeral home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

Contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Church, 469  Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

Dawn Drought, Fulton resident

Dawn M. Drought, 54, of Fulton, died suddenly Thursday, March 28, 2013 at home.

She was predeceased by her mother, Arlene Berry Drought in 2001.

Surviving are her father, Herbert Drought of Fulton; sister, Debbie (Jim) Rogalavich of Liverpool; uncle, Royce (Jeanette) Drought of Camden; aunts, Lenora Drought of Amboy Center and Lorena Wright of Candor; and several cousins.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street in Fulton with services immediately following.

Interment will be in Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal at a future date.

Memorials are encouraged to Oswego County SPCA-OCAWL, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069.