Category Archives: Obituaries

Chrystal Recore, Oswego resident

Chrystal A. Recore, 32, of Oswego, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at home.

Born in Oswego, she was a life resident of the area.

She is survived by her children, Tyler, Nate, Kalista, Ashton, Kierstin; her mother, Tina Cook; father, David Rose; a sister, Denisha Shoults; a brother, Jamie Cook; step-sister, Melissa Bennett; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A calling hour and services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

John Young, Retired pipefitter

John C. Young, 74, of Oswego, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

He retired in 1996 from Armstrong after more than 30 years as a pipefitter. He had also worked part-time as a ranger at Griffins Greens.

He was an avid golfer and a jokester.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Lynn; daughter, Karen Acome (Dan O’Brien); granddaughters, Corrin Acome of New York City and Jenica Acome of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Betty Smith, Priscilla Marcino and Catheren (Bruno) Caffola, all of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 24 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with a service to immediately follow. Contributions may be made to No. Myrtle Beach Fire & Rescue; 1015 2nd Ave. South, Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, or to a favorite charity.

Kathleen Lennon, Fulton library clerk

OBITS-LennonKathleen_WKathleen Ann Lennon, 46, of Fairway Circle, Baldwinsville, died Jan. 15, 2013 at Upstate University Hospital.

She was born July 25, 1966 to her parents, Mary Ann (Upcraft) and Harry J. Lennon.

She was a 1984 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School. She was a library clerk for over 24 years at Fulton Public Library. She also was a substitute library clerk at the Central Square Public Library.

She was predeceased by her brother, David J. Lennon, March 17, 2012.

Surviving are her mother and father, Mary Ann and Harry J. Lennon of Summerfield, Fla.; her aunt, Sue Weaver of Baldwinsville; three uncles, Charles and Robert Lennon, both of Baldwinsville, and Bruce Upcraft of Madera, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Christine B. Lennon of Phoenix; cousins, Sarah, Lori, Jody, Bill, Shaun, Andrea, Deborah, and Gerald; and her two favorite companions, Patches and Puck.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be sent to National Kidney Foundation, 731 James St., Room 200, Syracuse, N.Y. 13203 or to Donate Life at CNY Eye & Tissue Bank, 517 E. Washington St., Syracuse, N.Y.  13202.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Woodworth, Hannibal resident

OBITS-WoodworthMarjorie_WMarjorie H. Woodworth, 97, of Hannibal, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

She was a lifelong resident of Hannibal and graduated from Hannibal High School. She worked at SUNY Oswego and Harwood Nursing Home.

In her younger years, she was an active member of several civic organizations, including the Hannibal Community Church and the 4H Club.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. “Gene” Woodworth, who died Nov. 10, 1998, and a daughter, Bonnie Jean Radtke, who died April 26, 2001.

She is survived by her son, Charles E. Woodworth, Jr. of Freeville; a sister, Sheila Fowler of Verona Beach, Fla; several nieces, including Isabel Russell of Graham, Wash., Bernice (Arnold) Green of Ashville, N.C., and Kay Sharon (Don) Barney of Florida; and several nephews, including David Fowler of Fort Pierce, Fla. and James (Carol) Fowler of Vero Beach, Fla.

A Calling hour will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at God’s Vision Christian Church, 326 Church St., Hannibal.

Contributions may be made to God’s Vision Christian Church, P.O. Box 69, Hannibal, NY 13074.

Foster Funeral Home is care of arrangements.

Christine Cerklewich, Oswego resident

OBITS-CerklewichChristine_WChristine D. Cerklewich, 54, of Oswego, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 peacefully at home with her family and four golden retrievers.

She was born in Syracuse and she has been a Central New York for most of her life. Mrs. Cerklewich worked as the director of Oswego County Department of Social Services. She enjoyed hiking with her family and her golden retrievers and she was an avid reader.

Mrs. Cerklewich was pre-deceased by her father, William Johnson, who died Dec. 25, 2012.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Paul Cerklewich of Oswego; one daughter, Dr. Nicole Cerklewich of Binghamton; five siblings, Deborah Auricchio, Edward Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson, Patrick Johnson, and Joseph Johnson; her mother, Arlene Johnson; godmother, Valerie Dlugosz; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 24 at St. Mary’s Church, Oswego where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 23 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.

Contributions may be made to the Carol M. Baldwin Research Fund 14 Technology Drive, Suite 2; Setauket, NY 11773.

Lewis George, Navy veteran

OBITS-GeorgeLewis_WLewis A. George, 85, of Hannibal died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at the Syracuse Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

Born in Clayton, he was a 48 year resident of Hannibal. He retired as an insurance agent from R.J. MacDougall Insurance Agency in Fulton.

He had previously owned his own insurance agency, was a former district manager for Nationwide Insurance Company, owned his own heating and plumbing business, and was a member of the Steamfitter’s Pipefitter’s Local 73.

He was a member of the Hannibal United Methodist Church for over 50 years where he had held several offices. He was very active in the Hannibal community, serving on the school board for five years and he was a past president of the Parent Teachers Association.

He was a past president of the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce, where he was the chairman of the committee that was instrumental in bringing the First National Bank of Waterloo to Hannibal.

He was a former member of the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Department, the LaFargeville American Legion, Klock Smith Post 1788 and was a Boy Scout Leader.

He was a member of Hannibal Masonic Lodge # 550 where he was a past grand master in 1970 and district grand lecturer of the Oswego District Order of the Eastern Star.

He was also a patron of the Hannibal Order of Eastern Star where he served as the past district grand lecturer in 1978. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II.

He enjoyed playing and coaching sports, bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He enjoyed camping with the N.C.T camping group.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Sterling, Oletha and Dorothy.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, the former, Elizabeth M. House; children, Brenda Hopkins, Rick George, Debbie MacDougall and Kelly Kingsley; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great -grandson.

Calling hours were held Saturday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Memorial services with Masonic and Military Honors were also held at the Hannibal United Methodist Church.

Burial will be at the family’s convenience at Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville.

Contributions may be made in Lewis’ name to Hannibal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 89, Hannibal 13074 or Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospice – Palliative Care Unit, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.

Richard Walpole, Worked at Nestle

Richard A. Walpole, 68, of Fulton, died peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2013 with his family by his side at Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Walpole was born in Oswego, the son of the late Thomas and Beatrice (Bocco) Walpole. He was a former employee of Nestles Co., Fulton and worked as temporary employee for the NYS Power Authority, Oswego.

He was a former member of the Fulton Moose Lodge.

Mr. Walpole is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandra Walpole of Fulton; children, Kelly (Robert) Budd of Brewerton, Richard (Barbara) Walpole of Michigan, and Michael (Tracy) Walpole of Mexico; brothers, Thomas Walpole of Liverpool, Ronald (Bette) Walpole of Rhode Island, and Donald (Angie) Walpole of Rochester; grandchildren, R.J., Rebecca, Colin, Kerrigan, and Emma; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Steven Wirkes. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were conducted Monday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Mary Suydam McGivney, Fulton native

Mary Suydam McGivney, 87, of Oswego and formerly of Fulton, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Fulton, she graduated from Fulton High School in 1942 and had attended the University of Rochester.

In 1974, she moved to Fair Haven where she resided until her retirement from Dr. John Rodger’s office in 1992 upon which she and her husband, George, moved to Bonita Springs, Fla.

In 2008, she returned to New York moving to Baldwinsville.

She was an avid reader, bridge player, enjoyed exercising (walking) and travelling.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Kreiger Moore, who died in 1953, and by her second husband, George V. McGivney, who died in 2003; and sons, Thomas McGivney, who died in 1980, and Donald McGivney, who died in 2012.

She is survived by a daughter, Kelley McGivney of Peconic, Long Island; two sons, Kreiger F. (Anne) McGivney of Oswego and George M. McGivney of Syracuse; and one grandson, Bradley McGivney of Oswego.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Jan. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corner of Rochester and South Third streets, Fulton.

Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were held yesterday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Oswego County, 365 West First Street South, Fulton, NY 13069.