Category Archives: Obituaries

Frances Leppert, owned Leppert Machine Tool Company

OBITS-LeppertFrnaces_WFrances Amelia Williamson Leppert, 92, a longtime resident of Fulton, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

Mrs. Leppert was born July 21, 1920 in Hannibal to the late William and Doris Williamson. Following Mrs. Leppert’s graduation from Fulton High School, she married her high school sweetheart, Frederick. In earlier years they lived in Rochester before returning to Fulton where together they owned and operated Leppert Machine Tool Company, Fulton for 50 years.

Mrs. Leppert was an avid volunteer in her community by participating in fund-raising for various charities and causes. She was always campaigning for her favorite candidate, managing a booth at the city’s yearly Cracker Barrel Fair and working as a member of the Fulton Woman’s Club.

Mrs. Leppert spent many years volunteering at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton and served five years as its president. She also enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Mrs. Leppert is survived by her husband, Frederick John Leppert; two daughters, Sandra (William) Wing of Bluffton, S.C., and Cheryl (Robert) McCall of Cutchogue, N.Y.; two sisters, Barbara Dunn of Fulton and Avis Wooding of California; four grandchildren, Beau, Freddy, Kristin, and Robert; six great-grandchildren, Karl, Jessica, William, Christopher, Amanda, Robert III; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held today, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Robert Stephenson.  Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were conducted yesterday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation 411 West Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse, NY 13204-1361, www.alzfdn.org.

Gladys Bowersox, Palermo resident

OBITS-BowersoxGladys_WGladys A. Miner Bowersox, 92, of Palermo, died at her  daughter’s home Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 with her family by her side.

She was born to her late parents, Pearl (Guernsey) and Merle Youngs, Feb. 15, 1920. She was graduate of high school and a homemaker. She was a member of TOPS, a square dancing enthusiast with the Forty Niners as well as Westner Swingers; PET, Phoenix Emergency Team, citizens band operator with the handle, “Yankee Lady.”

She was predeceased by her first husband of 39 years, John C. Miner in 1977, and her second husband of 24 years, Elton I. Bowersox in 2006; two sisters, Marion Smelski and Bernice Benesheck; and two step-children, Daniel and Elton, Jr. Bowersox.

Surviving are her children, Marty (James) Bates of Baldwinsville, Jackie Tracy (John Stoltz) of Fulton, and John E. (Ellie) Miner of Phoenix; step-children, Thomas, Timothy, Rodney, Mark, Judy, Becky, Connie, and Shirley; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Graveside service will be in the spring in Roosevelt Cemetery, Schroeppel, with the Rev. Diane Bradshaw officiating.

Daniel Bush, Air Force veteran

OBITS-BushDaniel_WDaniel R. Bush, 29, of Fulton, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at home.

Born in Oswego, he was a life resident of the Fulton area. He had worked at Southern Wine & Spirits since 2010. He previously had worked for Gypsum Express.

He was a “movie-buff” and a Buffalo Bills fan. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 2001.

He is survived by his parents, Kathy (Joe) Peters of Pulaski  and Joe (Gina) Bush of Baldwinsville; siblings, Amy (Kraig) Rando of Mexico, Chad (Alissa) Bush of Fulton, Rylie Bush and Jacob Bush, both of Baldwinsville, Maryn Margrey of Baldwinsville, Ben Peters of Washington, Andrew Peters of Syracuse and Christen Lacey of Camden; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, a nephew, and cousins.

Calling hours and service were held Monday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Earl Loveland, Sterling resident

OBITS-LovelandEarl_WEarl Loveland, 75, of Sterling, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Oswego Hospital.

Born Aug. 20, 1937 to the late Earl and Florence Loveland, he was a life resident of the Sterling area. He had owned and operated Loveland Construction from 1980 to 2000 and had previously worked for Local 85 in Rochester. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing.

He was predeceased by his brother, Raymond Loveland, and a sister, Jane Preeman.

Surviving are his wife of 12 years, the former, Roxanne Taylor of Sterling; children, Laura  Leitch of North Syracuse, Sherri Anne Scheirer Loveland of Oswego, Michael Loveland of Oswego, Michelle Kelly of Jordan, Mark Loveland of Hannibal, Steven Loveland of Syracuse and Mary Ellen Taylor of Sterling; seven grandchildren; a brother, Nicholas Loveland of Fulton; several nieces and nephews; and canine companion, Indy.

Services were held Tuesday at Foster Funeral home, Hannibal. Spring burial will be at Fairdale Rural Cemetery. Calling hours were held Monday at the funeral home.

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.