Robert I. Kocher, 82, of Palermo, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at home.
Born in Pennsylvania, he had lived in the Palermo area since December 1967. He received his associates’s degree in mechanical engineering and retired in 1986 from Packaging Corporation of America after 37 years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
He was an Army Korean War veteran and member of Fulton VFW Post 569.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth; children, Ronald, Ruthie, Rebecca, Royanne, Rachel, Richard and Roger; sister, Lois; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours or services. Contributions may be made to Fulton VFW Post 569, Cayuga St., Fulton, 13069.
Foster Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.
Theresa E. Conn, 76, of Oswego, died Feb. 28, 2013 at Oswego Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Conn, who died in 1984.
She is survived by her daughters, Sally (Daniel) DeStevens, Sandy (Keith Kane) Parkhurst, and Pam (Edward) Yates; sister, Shirley (Gill) Collins; companion, Bill Gannon; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were private. Foster Funeral Home in Fulton had care of arrangements.
Patricia Fellows, 73, of Fulton, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at University Hospital.
Born in Schroeppel, she had lived in the Fulton and Oswego areas for many years. She retired in 1996 from Nestle Co. after more than 20 years.
She was a member and past president of the Fulton VFW Post 569 Ladies Auxiliary and past president of the Oswego County VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She had also volunteered at the Lee Memorial Hospital cafe.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald A. Fellows, and siblings, Clara Tennant and Tracy Hotaling.
She is survived by her children, Rodney (Alice) Howe, Anthony Howe, PJ (Jim) Fellows, Floyd (Carolyn) Raff, Bryan (Michelle) Fellows; sister, Janet Sheets; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Yvonne Grace Harrington Saxman Palmitesso, 75, of Oswego, died peacefully at her home March 1, 2013.
She was born in Oswego to the late Dorr and Irma (Caster) Harrington. She was a lifetime resident of Oswego. She received her licensed practical nurse certification from Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, NY. She worked as an activities director with Harr-Wood Nursing Home, Oswego, NY.
She was an active participant in the Dexterville Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dexterville. She loved to bird watch and care for them. She also enjoyed gardening and constructing Adirondack Furniture.
She is survived by her children, Sherry Franke of Oswego, Joy Ahles of Camillus, and Barry Saxman of Florida; siblings, Donna Jenson of Oswego, Joanne Scutti of Florida, Christine Mayer of Oswego, and Lloyd Harrington of Mexico; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Amanda, Cory, Victoria, Shaina, Jessica, and Andrea; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was also survived by her faithful companion Calais.
Funeral services and burial will be held privately. Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego, has care of the arrangements.
Lola “Lula” Pendall, 81 of Fulton, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Crouse Hospital.
She had lived in Syracuse before moving to Fulton. She retired from Atlas Linen in Syracuse after 20 years. She was an avid New York Yankees fan.
Her husband, Paul Pendall Sr.; sons, Billy Bakeman and John Pendall Sr.; two brothers and one sister predeceased her.
Surviving are her son, Paul Pendall of Syracuse; daughter-in-law, Brenda Pendall of Fulton; six grandchildren; brother, Rink Widger of Georgetown; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following.
Margaret R. McGinley, 91, of Fulton, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.
She was born in Syracuse and resided in Fulton until 1986 when she and her husband moved to Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She returned to Fulton in 2008.
She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Benjamin E. McGinley, who died July 23, 2007, and by a granddaughter, Heather Sampson, who died in 2009.
She is survived by six children, Richard McGinley of San Antonio, Texas, Lorraine Santoro of Fulton, Joan (Dave) Molinari of Oswego, Mary Anne (George) Delcour of Penn Yan, Lawrence (Martha) McGinley of Fulton and Barbara (Larry) Butler of Clay; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. Funeral services are private. Burial will be in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.
Sharon Urbach, 67 of Fulton, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
Born in Fulton, she was a life resident of the area. A wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing bingo and reading.
She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Bea Briggs Smith.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William E.; children, John (Karina) Urbach, Melissa Holloway, Bill (Lisa) Urbach, Ken (Amy) Loveall and Julia (Paul) Yablonski; siblings, Rosemary, Debbie, Don, Gary and Greg; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Monday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Rodney L. Hardesty, 75 of Granby, died peacefully at home Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.
A native of Conesville, Ohio, he had resided in the Granby and Fulton areas since 1975. He retired from Nestle, Fulton in 2000 after 24 years as a mechanic.
He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years from 1955 to 1975. He was a member of the Oswego Valley Snowbelters Barbershop Chorus for many years.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Sandra Hardesty of Granby; two sons, Michael (Diana) Hardesty of Oswego and David Hardesty of Auburn; two grandchildren, Alexa and Mikayla of Oswego; his grand-dog, Sammy; two brothers, Bradley Hardesty of Florida and Edmond Hardesty of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal with services immediately following.
Contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of CNY, 5005 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057.