Category Archives: Obituaries

Richard Godfrey II, Worked at Nestle

OBITS-GodfreyRichardRichard Lawrence Godfrey II, 49, a lifelong resident of Hannibal, died February 14, 2013 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 11, 1963 in Oswego and was a 1981 graduate of Hannibal High School. He was previously employed at Nestle Company for several years as a machine operator.

He had a passion for hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. His greatest love was spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Louise Godfrey.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lisa Marie (Johnson) Godfrey; sons, Richard L. Godfrey III (Stephanie), Robert A. Godfrey (Amanda); daughter, Rachel M. Godfrey (Vinny Morgan); sisters, Arlene Godfrey and Kary Wilcox; brother, Kenneth White; his maternal grandmother, Frances Dennison; two grandchildren, Olivia and Jaxson Godfrey; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, Feb. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal, 13074, with services immediately following.

Contributions may be made to the Hannibal Fire Department, P.O. Box 252, Hannibal, 13074 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego 13126.

Thomas R. Kemp, Marine Corps veteran

Thomas 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 will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 at Faith Alliance Church, 3203 Cashwell Dr., Goldsboro at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed Shuck and Pastor Tim Leever officiating.

The family will visit with friends one hour before and after the service at the church. 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 www.shumate-faulk.com.

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. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be held at Jacksonville Cemetery in Lysander in the spring.

Thomas Colon, Fair Haven resident

Tom 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.

Harriet Neff, Fulton school bus driver

Harriet “Arlene” Neff, 86, of Fulton, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

She was born in Fulton to the late Arlington and Harriet (Edley) Jones. She remained a life resident of Fulton.

Mrs. Neff was past employed with the Fulton City School District as a School Bus Driver for 12 and a half years. She was a member of the Fulton Christian Alliance Church.

Mrs. Neff was pre-deceased by her first husband, Aloysius Barton, in 1982, and her second husband, Walter Neff in 1998.

She is survived by her six children, Robert A. Barton of Savannah, N.Y., Roger Barton of Moravia, N.Y., Jon Barton of South Carolina, Jon Neff of Virginia, Diane Worden of SOouth Carolina, Kirsten Tullock of Schenectady; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the spring at the Fulton Christian Alliance Church, Fulton. Burial will be in the spring at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.

Calling hours were conducted Tuesday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, NY.

Contributions may be made to the Great Commission of Alliance Church, Fulton.

Kristin LaBeef, Fulton resident

Kristin L. LaBeef, 36, of Fulton, died Feb. 5, 2013.

She was born in Oswego and she has been a resident of Oswego County all of her life. She enjoyed music and listening to the radio.

She was pre-deceased by her father, Leigh Pringle, in 2005.

She is survived by her husband of 14 years, William LaBeef; four children, Aaron LaBeef, Kayleigh LaBeef, Nathan LaBeef and Lucas LaBeef; mother, Yvonne Pringle; brother, Matthew Pringle, all of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be private. There will be no calling hours. Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Bernice Raymond, Licensed practical nurse

OBITS-RaymondBernice_WBernice I. Raymond, 67, of Fulton, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

She was a native and life resident of Fulton. She was a licensed practical nurse at Loretto Nursing Home in Oswego.  Previously, she worked at the Syracuse Home in Baldwinsville and Crouse Memorial Hospital in Syracuse.

She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church.  She served in the US Army from 1971-1976 where she obtained her nursing certificate.

Surviving are a sister, Edith Mosher of Lexington, KY; one niece, Roberta (Charles) Oglesbee; a nephew, Jeffrey (Robin) Mosher; two grandnephews, Hayden and Alex; one grandniece, Hunter; and several cousins.

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

Contributions may be made to State Street United Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton, NY 13069.