Category Archives: Obituaries

Bernice I. Collins, avid bowler and visitor at yard sales and casino

Bernice I. Collins, 68, of Fulton passed away peacefully Tuesday Oct. 15 at home.

She was born in Oswego, N.Y., to the late Robert and Viola Dunsmore Bullock Sr. Mrs. Collins has been a resident of Fulton for most of her life.

She was retired from Birdseye, Fulton.  Mrs. Collins was an avid bowler. She enjoyed camping at Brennans Beach, traveling to Florida, finding a bargain at yard sales and going to the casino.

She was predeceased by her siblings:  Ockie Bullock, Donald Bullock, Robert Bullock Jr., Olivia Shadt, Bertha Bullock and niece Lisa Bullock.

Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband of 32 years, Robert M. Collins of Fulton; three children: John (Becky) Connolly Jr., of Oswego, Tammy (Tim) St. Onge of Fulton, Michelle (Kevin) Wells of Hannibal; stepson Jason Malone of Hannibal; sister Patricia (Larry) Phillips of Fulton; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon  Saturday (today) at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating.  Burial will be held privately at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours are before the funeral from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (today) at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

Kevin Patch, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Kevin Patch, 40, of Fulton died at his home Thursday, Oct. 10.

He was born in Rutland, Vt. and he has been a resident of Fulton for seven years.

Mr. Patch enjoyed music, hunting and fishing.

He was predeceased by his mother:  Irene Skovira Champine in 2000.

He is survived by his parents: Brian and Veeda Patch of Vt.; brother, Jeff (Sarah) Patch of Vt.; stepbrother, John Godlewski of Portugal; three nephews: Jacob, Jarrett, and Alexander; and his close friend, Penny.

Calling hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday (today) in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Burial will be held privately.

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.