Category Archives: Obituaries

Joan E. D’Ambrosio, third-grade teacher in Cato, kindergarten teacher in Red Creek

Joan E. D’Ambrosio, 73 of Oswego, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1 at home.

She was the daughter of the late Allen and Alice Lucille Fowler of Oswego.  Joan had attended the Old Stone Schoolhouse District #2 in Hannibal and graduated from Hannibal High School and State University College at Oswego in 1961.

She married Vincent C. D’Ambrosio June 25, 1961.

Joan taught third grade at Cato Elementary School and kindergarten at Red Creek Elementary School.

While she raised her family, Joan was a substitute teacher in the Oswego City School District. She was an active member of the West Baptist Church and had taught Sunday school from the age of 16.

She was also a member of the American Baptist Women’s Group, Chairperson for the Board of Christian Education, Advisor for the Local Baptist Youth Fellowship and had worked with the Gideon’s presenting Bibles to Nursing Graduates.

Joan was an elections inspector in the Town of Oswego, an adviser to the Con Brios 4H Club and an officer of The Faculty Wives at SUNY Oswego.

Joan is survived by her husband of 52 years, Vincent D’Ambrosio; three children, Laurel (Donald) Artz, Patricia (Karl) Keydel and David (Paul) D’Ambrosio; grandchildren, Anthony and David Artz, Gregory, Stephanie, Andrew and Kaitlyn Keydel; a sister, Barbara (Carl) Irwin; nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 (today) at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal with burial at Fairdale Rural Cemetery. Calling hours were Friday at the funeral home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego or West Baptist Church, 39 West Mohawk Street, Oswego, 13126.

LeRoy Haynes, sportsman, Crouse Hinds machinist

LeRoy  L. Haynes, Sr., 76, of County Line Road, Phoenix, NY, town of Granby, passed away Thursday Sept. 26, 2013.

He was born to his late parents, Geneva (Rhodes) and Leonard Gerald Haynes in Anistin AL, on June 9, 1937.  LeRoy was a machinist for Crouse Hinds, Syracuse.

He attended the Lighthouse Church of God, Mexico, NY. LeRoy enjoyed the outdoors and was a sportsman.

He was predeceased by his first wife of 45 years, Sandra Lynn “Poco” (Myers) Haynes on Feb. 14, 2008; his sister, Charlotte Porter in 2013; his brother, Leonard Haynes in 1981.

Surviving are his second wife, Connie E. (Lynch) Haynes; his sons, LeRoy (Tobbie) Haynes of Granby, Shane (Peg) Haynes of Oswego, Wade Haynes of Granby, Travis (Casey) Haynes of Phoenix; two daughters, Julie (Fred) Sheradin of Phoenix, Darla (Daniel) Ziemba of Central Square; one step-daughter Chrystal (Jeremy) Royal of Fulton; one brother, Herbert Parker, Jr. of Fulton; one sister, Margaret Parker of WI; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins.

Services were held Oct. 1, 2013 at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY with the Dr. Ronald Russell officiating.

Burial was in Jacksonville Cemetery, 9250 Fenner Road, Lysander.  Calling hours were before the funeral service at the funeral home.

Anne B. Giannetto Misita Miller, government worker

Anne B. Giannetto Misita Miller of Springfield, Va., formerly of Fulton, was called to heaven Sept. 3.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Miller, in 2000, her sister Joan Robinson and her brother Joseph Giannetto.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen McKeon of Fairfax, Va., and Sharon Mackey of Rochester, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, twin sister Mary Fannetti of Minoa and several nieces and nephews.
Anne’s greatest love was for the Lord. She was an active member of Immanuel Bible Church and loved reading the Bible. Her other great love was dancing, which he enjoyed her entire life.
Anne moved to Northern Virginia in 1976. She began her government career working for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of the Air Force, the U.S. House of Representatives (Select Committee on Assassinations) and the Department of the Army, where she retired in 1994 as a computer systems analyst.
A visitation was held at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home Sept. 6 and a funeral service was held at Immanuel Bible Church, Springfield, Va., Sept. 7. Burial was at Fairfax Memorial Park.
Donations may be made to Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, Va., 22042.

Robert H. Potter, Navy vet, Nestle retiree

Robert H. Potter, 69, died Tuesday Sept. 17 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse.
He was born in Oswego, NY to the late Oliver and Ruth (Woods) Potter. He was a resident of the Granby/Fulton area for 43 years.
Mr. Potter was a United States Veteran having served in the Navy from 1963 to1967. He retired from Nestles Co., Fulton after 33 years of service.
He then attended Oswego County BOCES to study electronics. Mr. Potter was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed camping.
Mr. Potter is survived by his wife of 46 years Karen Potter of Fulton, two daughters: Lori (Joe) Moon of Fulton and Lisa (Gregory) Hilton of Hannibal, four siblings: Richard (Ronnie) Potter, FL, Jimmy Potter of Syracuse, Sue (Walt) Everson of Fulton, and Jeannie Emery of Syracuse, five grandchildren: Kyle Vincent, Derek and Emily Hilton, Katlyn and Colin Moon and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society CNY Region 6725 Lyons St. PO Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Kathleen Galloway, longtime office manager at Goldberg’s Furniture

Kathleen H. Galloway, 66, of N. Syracuse, former resident of Liverpool, Pennellville, and Phoenix, NY, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 at the Cortland Regional Hospital, Cortland.

Kathleen was born Sept. 9, 1947 in Syracuse, She is predeceased by her parents, Charles E. and Dorothy M. (Kaufman) Galloway and her younger brother, Michael F. Galloway, all former Syracuse, residents.

Kathleen was employed as office manager of Goldberg’s Furniture in North Syracuse for many years. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a former communicant of St. Michael’s Church, Central Square.

Survivors include her sons, Charles J. (Connie) Midlar, of Phoenix, NY, and William J. (Mary) Midlar of Liverpool; daughters, Carrie Lynn Midlar of Syracuse,and Holley Ann (James) Bradshaw of Fulton; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Charles Galloway of Syracuse, Richard Galloway of Oneida, Thomas Galloway of Apache Junction, AZ; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours were Friday Sept. 27 followed by a funeral service at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Deacon Frank Forish officiated.

Burial was at the conclusion of the funeral service in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY.

Michael Falise, excavating contractor

Michael Falise, 93, of Minetto died Monday Sept. 23, 2013 peacefully surrounded by his family at University Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Falise was born in Oswego, the son of the late Philip and Rose (Sugar) Falise. He was a self-employed excavating contractor.

Mr. Falise was predeceased by his wife Mary O. Falise Feb. 20, 2013.

He is survived by his sons Michael J. (Marybeth Salisbury) Falise of Minetto, Stanley P. (Terri) Falise of Minetto, Stephen J. (Theresa Corradino) Falise of Oswego; grandchildren Michelle, Matthew, Jamie, Sarah, Ryan and Stephanie; and great-grandchildren Colin, Alex, Josephine, Harrison, Jonathan, Matthew and Graham.

In addition, Mr. Falise was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Diane Falise, and siblings Anthony, Joseph, Philip, Martin, Samuel, John, Martha Crisafulli, Anna LoSurdo,and Virginia Otteri.

Funeral services and burial will be private.
The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Roy Morgan, long-time member of the Enterprise Fire Department in Phoenix


Roy C. “Uncle Roy” Morgan, 80, of Elm Street, Phoenix, passed away Monday after a long battle with several cancers.

He was born to the late Freda (Smith) and Wesleyan Morgan on June 17, 1933 in Phoenix, NY.
A graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1951, he was an Army veteran during the
Korean Conflict, serving in Germany.

Uncle Roy was a 56-year member of the Enterprise Fire Co., and was honored as
a firefighter of the year. He also was very involved with other fire company related
organizations in the area.

Roy was predeceased by his twin brother, Ralph A. Morgan on Dec. 28, 2010; and a sister,
Arlene M. Knowlton on Mar. 24, 2008.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Ona S. (Wooding) Morgan; his two daughters,
Cherie J. (Merton) Shaw, and Valerie (Jay) Czyz; four grandchildren, Sara and Jason
Czyz and Scott and Karen Harris; one great-grandson, Alexzander Harris; one sister,
Nellie Chamberlain; a sister-in-law, Madalyn Morgan; a brother-in-law, Erwin Knowlton;
several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were Thursday at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
Phoenix, with the Rev. Douglas Chamberlain officiating.

Burial was in Phoenix Rural Cemetery with firefighter honors. Calling hours were Wednesday.

Contributions may be made in memory of Roy to: Enterprise Fire Co., 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY
13135, or to the Special Needs Playground Program, 25 Lock St., Phoenix, NY  13135

Denise M. Dixon: Mother of two sons

Denise  M. Dixon, 53, of Pennellville passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, on Sept. 7.

She was born on June 17, 1960.

Surviving by her former husband, Jackie Dixon; two sons, Josuha Dixon and Justin Dixon;  her mother, Jacqueline Tracy; her step-father, John Stoltz; a brother, James Tracy; two sisters, Lisa Stone and Bobbi Jo Clayton.

Calling hours and services were Sept. 13 in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. The Rev. Diane (Bradshaw) Kimpland officiated. Burial will be in Roosevelt Cemetery, Schroeppel.