Category Archives: Obituaries

Frances Welling, Hannibal resident

Frances R. Welling, 93, of Hannibal, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

A native of Rock Hill, SC, she had resided in Hannibal most of her life. She retired as a secretary at the SUNY Oswego Bursar’s Office after 14 years.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Jack B. Welling of Hannibal, and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no services or calling hours. Entombment is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Syracuse. Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of her arrangements.

A. Peter Scott, Retired from Black Clawson

OBITS-ScottPeterA. Peter Scott, 72, of Fulton, died peacefully surrounded by family Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at Harrison Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

Born in Fulton April 13, 1940, he was the son of the late Clare and Genevieve Scott of Fulton. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1957, attended the Delahaney Institute of Technology in Long Island, and worked at Black Clawson until he retired in 2002.

He was an accomplished bowler and was inducted into the Fulton Bowling Hall of Fame in May 2003. He was also a lifelong member of the Elks Club and an avid New York Giants fan.

He is survived by his children, Rick (Michelle) Scott and Bill Zischke of Fort Worth, Texas, and Gidget (Joe) Stevens, Donna (Frank) Barbagallo and Diane (Kevin) Blasczienski, all of Fulton; brothers, Phillip Scott of Fulton and Paul Scott of Oxnard, Calif.; sister, Sheryl Knight of Fulton; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial calling hours will be Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. with family and friend remembrances beginning at 4 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Charles Cieszeski, Nestle plant manager

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Charles Cieszeski

Charles Cieszeski, 89, of Fulton, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

Born in Neffs, Ohio, he was the son of the late Adam and Mary Cieszeski. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Frances (Harman) Cieszeski in 2004. He was also predeceased by his sister Jesse Robbins.

Surviving are his daughter, Connie (Barry) Tompkins, and his son Charles (Jeanne) Cieszeski of Fulton. He is also survived by grandchildren, Karey (William) Pine, Amy (Jonathon) Johnston, Andrew O’B Cieszeski, Julia Cieszeski, and Gina Babcock; great-grandchildren Olivia Pine, and Audrey, Tavish, and Samuel Johnston; brother, Frank Cieszeski of Neffs, Ohio; and sisters, Freda Jarrett of Albuquerque, N.M., and Elizabeth Shultz of Shadyside, Ohio.

He earned a bachelor of science degree from Marietta (Ohio) College in 1949 and did graduate work at Ohio State and Syracuse Universities. He taught high school science in Plain City, Ohio before joining the Nestle Company.

He worked for Nestle in Marysville, Ohio and Freehold, New Jersey before moving to Fulton in 1957 where he ultimately retired as Fulton plant manager in 1986.

He served in the South Pacific as a member of United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Throughout his life, he was active in many professional and civic organizations, including the Board of Trustees of Fulton Savings Bank, Board of Trustees of the First Baptist Church of Fulton, Fulton Rotary Club, Fulton industrial Management Club, and Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Church of Fulton with Rev. David Nethercott officiating.  Burial will be held in the spring at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.

Calling hours will be conducted 4 to 7 p.m Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to St. Luke Health Services, East River Road, Oswego, NY 13126.

Gary Alnutt, U.S. Navy veteran

Gary A. Alnutt, 59, a past resident of Fulton, died Feb. 9, 2013 after a very short illness while in Manila, Philippines.

He was born Feb. 2, 1952 in Fulton, the son of Arthur and Margaret Alnutt. He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in 1973.

He retired after 25 years in the US Navy serving in both Vietnam and the first Gulf War. He currently made his home in New Jersey.

He is predeceased by both parents, and his brother, Carl J. Alnutt.

He is survived by his long time companion Myrna Tengco; daughter Charito; son Matthew; three sisters, Barbara Maciel of Asuncion, Paraguay SA, Renee Logan of Phoenix, and Judy Knight, Utica; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no memorial service.

Adrian Wooding, World War II veteran

Adrian “Woody” Wooding, 91, of Fulton, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

He retired in 1985 from Nestle Co. in Fulton after 25 years and had previously worked at EZ Washer. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a technical sergeant in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations. He enjoyed wood- working.

He was predeceased by his wife, Natalie; a son, Robert; a daughter, Joy King-Buske; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Scott.

Surviving are his children, Judy (Doc) Hines, Sheila Gardner, Joann (Paul) LaRobardiere, Roger (Kim) Wooding, Sandra (Frank) Abbott, Barbara (Steven) Page and Tamie (Pete) Bonanno; grandchildren; and great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. today, Feb. 16 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be held at Jacksonville Cemetery in Lysander in the spring.

Thomas R. Kemp, Marine Corps veteran

OBITS-KempThomas_WThomas Ray Kemp, 66, of Goldsboro, N.C. and formerly of Fulton, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at his residence.

Born in Fulton, he was the son of the late LeRoy Bradford and Ellen Elizabeth Hughes Kemp and was the husband of Suzanne “Sue” Kemp.

Having retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections as a nurse, he had also served his country in the United States Marine Corps and had worked 18 years as a counselor with “The ARC” of New York.

He served with the Boy Scouts of America as an adult leader and counselor for over 50 years. He also served as a deacon at Faith Alliance Church.

A memorial service was held Friday at Faith Alliance Church, Goldsboro. Pastor Ed Shuck and Pastor Tim Leever officiated.

Contributions may be directed towards the Thomas R. Kemp fund c/o Shumate Faulk Funeral Home P.O. Box 167, Goldsboro, N.C. 27533.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerry and Natalie Kemp of Goldsboro; daughter, Tina Kemp and Michelle Bussell of Charlotte; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Tony Mastrolonardo of Goldsboro; two brothers, Roy Lewis Kemp of Oswego and William Michael Kemp of Fulton; and six grandchildren.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to

Thomas Colon, Fair Haven resident

OBITS-ColonThomas_WTom Colon, 52, of Fair Haven, died Feb. 11, 2013 after an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 26, 1960 to the late Pedro and Susan Bigler Colon in Dunkirk, N.Y.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Cindy Wood; his faithful friend, O.P.; step-children, Dennis Grimm and Carrie Pellegrino; eight siblings, Tee, Pam, Karen, Peggy, Sandra, Mary, Rusty and Danny; special friends, Craig and Krazzy Krissy Searle, Ross Shaffer, Jay Feeney and many more; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours or services. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Dr., Auburn, NY 13021.

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of arrangements.

Nellie Harris, Worked at Sealright

Nellie T. Harris, 81, of Hannibal, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Pontiac Nursing Home.

She was born in Memphis, NY, Sept.1, 1931 to Margaret and Cornelius O’Keefe.

She attended the Baldwinsville Schools. She married Leon Harris, Jr. March 1, 1949. She worked at Sealight and Cato Show Print.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leon, in 2004; brothers, Thomas and Patrick; and grandson James V. Harris.

Surviving are two sons, James V. (Rose) Harris and Michael A. Harris; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held in the spring. There are no calling hours.