Category Archives: Obituaries

Lena Corbett, Oswego resident

Lena I. Corbett, 90, of Oswego, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Oswego.

Born July 3, 1922, in Concord, Mass., she graduated from Oswego High School in 1940.

She was a World War II and Korean War veteran, having served with the U.S. Army.

She was the widow of Robert J. Corbett, who died in 1988.

She had been employed as a legal secretary for many years until her retirement.

She was predeceased by a son, Kevin Corbett, who died in 2006.

She is survived by a grandson, Patrick J. Corbett, and his wife Erin, and great-granddaughter, Elisabeth of Oswego, and five cousins.

A memorial service was held Jan. 26 at New Covenant Community Church, Oswego.

Spring burial will be in Oswego Rural Cemetery.

Arrangements are in care of the Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

Nancy R. McCuin, Elementary teacher

Nancy R. McCuin, 81, of Oswego, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

Ms. McCuin was born in Passaic, N.J., the daughter of the late Henry and Regina (McKenna) McCuin, and has been a resident of Oswego for the past 30 years.

Ms. McCuin was an elementary teacher at Marcellus, Skaneateles and Chenango Forks Elementary Schools and she taught 20 years in the Lowville Elementary School District.

She was predeceased by her brother, Vincent McCuin, and sister, Constance McCuin.

Funeral services were held Monday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego. Spring burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Massachusetts.

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

Phena Pickard, Worked at Sealright

OBITS-PickardPhena_WPhena M. Pickard, 84, of Pennellville, died at her home Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

She was born to her late parents, Lula (Shaver) and Maturin Hutchinson, July 9, 1928 in the Town of Orwell. A graduate of Altmar High School, she was a machine and packer operator for Sealright Co., Fulton. She was a member of the Phoenix Memorial Post 5540, VFW, auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Lee Pickard, who died Feb. 6, 2007; and two sisters, Charlotte E. Stevens and Ethel L. Staring. Surviving are many nieces and nephews and several grand-nieces and nephews.

Services will be held today, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. today in the funeral home prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Robert Holt Sr., Army veteran

OBITS-HoltRobertSr_WRobert L. Holt Sr., 87, a resident of Pulaski for the past 60 years, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse.

He was born Aug. 16, 1925 in Fulton. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1944 and attended RIT in Rochester for two years. He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946.

He married Phyllis Goebel in 1947 and she died in 1999. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office in Pulaski for 20 years, retiring in 1986. He also owned and operated Holt Studio in Pulaski for 30 years.

He was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church, Robert Edwards Post #358 American Legion, Pulaski Odd Fellows, Pulaski Masons Lodge #415 and the Mad River Club.

Surviving are two sons, William (Rose) Holt of El Paso, Texas and Robert (Joan) Holt Jr. of Fulton; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one son, Richard Holt, who died Nov. 6, 1987, and one daughter, Donna Joyner, who died July 3, 2012.

A memorial service was held Jan. 11 at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Spring burial with military honors will be held Riverside Cemetery in Pulaski.

Contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service (135), 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.

Agnes Kellogg, Retired Hannibal cook

OBITS-KelloggAgnes_WAgnes Irene Dustman Kellogg, 99, of Hannibal died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at University Hospital in Syracuse.

She was born July 30, 1913 in Lyons to the late Arthur and Bessie Loveless Dustman and was a long time resident of the Hannibal area.

She retired after 32 years from Hannibal Central Schools in 1976 as assistant cafeteria manager and head cook. She had graduated from Normal School and taught at a one-room schoolhouse prior to starting a family.

She was a member of the Hannibal United Methodist Church and the Oswego Senior Citizens. She loved to dance, bake, garden, crochet and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Kellogg; by a son, Gary Kellogg; and by a grandson, James Piseski.

Surviving are a daughter, Joan (John) Piseski of Zephyrhills, Fla.; son, Ronald (Mary) Kellogg of Greenville, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Maryel Kellogg of Zephyrhills, Fla.; grandchildren, Melonye (Joe) MacCaull, Joe (Sharon) Piseski, Mark (Joanna) Kellogg, Eva (Bryant) Saunders, Sherri (Robert) Hudgins, Rhonda Kellogg and Rebecca (Joe) Harpold; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A special thanks to Louise Kellogg who has been so helpful and thoughtful.

A calling hour will be held today from 1 to 2 p.m. with services to immediately follow. at the Hannibal United Methodist Church. Spring burial will be at Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hannibal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 89, Hannibal, 13074 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126.

Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has charge of arrangements.

Donald Langdon, Worked at Armstrong

Donald Langdon, 76, of Fulton, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Seneca Hill Manor.

Mr. Langdon was born in Fulton, the son of the late William and Iva (Cole) Langdon. He was a former employee of Armstrong Co., Fulton.

Mr. Langdon is survived by his siblings, Margaret Arroway of Fulton, Ann Reisman of Auburn, Viola Johnson of Baldwinsville, Gladys Langdon of Hannibal, Rita Anguish of Volney, William Langdon of Fulton, Kenneth Langdon of Fulton, and Patrick Langdon of Hannibal; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and calling hours were held Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Betty Beatty, Oswego resident

Betty Beatty, 71, of Oswego, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Beatty was born in Oswego and she lived in Mexico and Pulaski before moving back to Oswego.

Mrs. Beatty worked as an automobile insurance agent for Prudential and Dagget Insurance in Syracuse.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph W. Beatty.

Mrs. Beatty is survived by her daughters, Debra (Larry) Johnson of Pulaski, Lori (Kevin) Jennings of Oswego, and Erin (Eric Radulski) Beatty of Rochester; and two grandchildren, Cara Johnson, and Sophie Radulski.

Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Beverly Benedict, Fulton resident

Beverly A. Benedict, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born Jan. 19, 1935 in Fulton. She retired from Price Chopper in Fulton.

She is survived by her son, Ray (Ruth) Dorgan of Oswego; three grandchildren, Amy, Tim and Eric; seven great-grandchildren, Maverick, Giavandra, Hailey, Lucas, Emilee, Ryan and Gibson; extended grandchildren; and three brothers, William, Pete and Jake.

Family services will be private. Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Keysor Funeral Service, Cato.