Category Archives: Obituaries

Beth Ferguson, Mexico graduate

Beth Marie Ferguson, 32, of Oswego, died Feb. 12, 2013.

She was born in Oswego on Feb. 27, 1980. She graduated from Mexico High School and continued on to receive an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Cayuga Community College.  Because of her love to interact with and help people, her favorite job was working at IME Co. in customer service and as an administrative assistant.

She enjoyed being outdoors and had a passion for animals, especially her cat Tyson.  She enjoyed reading, listening to music and spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by parents, Robert and Colleen Ferguson; grandmother, Beatrice Smith; sisters, Christine Farrell (Edward), Robin Burdick (Marvin), Kimberly Jada (Louis), and Margaret Murabito (Michael); brother, James Ferguson (Alinna); nieces, Kayla Burdick (Brian), Natasha (Zack), Arianna Burdick and Natalie Jada; nephews, Nicholas Barnes, Zachary and Jacob Farrell, and Evan Burdick; and boyfriend, Bill Ridgeway.

She was predeceased by  grandparents, Donald Smith and William and Irene Ferguson.

Calling hours will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego. Spring burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Scriba.

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G. Jean Lathrop Bailey, Bundyville resident

OBITS-BaileyJeanG. Jean Lathrop Bailey, 73, of Bundyville, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

She was a former active member of Women of the Moose in Fulton and Volney Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary in Volney.

She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Violet Lathrop and sister, Evlynne Warren.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Earl “Jerry” Bailey of Bundyville; daughters, Debra (Andy) Denery of Palermo and Connie (Doug) Wallace of Scriba; sister, Margaret (Don) Fenske of Oswego; grandchildren, Jermey (Maureen) Wallace, Lynne Wallace and Jennifer (Mark) Sharkey; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor Wallace, Cole, Marly and Ella Sharkey and Bailey Wallace; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with services 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the spring at Peck Cemetery in Scriba.

Contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of CNY, 5005 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Jeremy Cappelletti, 2011 Hannibal High School graduate

OBITS-CappellettiJeremyJeremy J. “Guss” “Cappy” Cappelletti, 19, of Hannibal, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, March 3, 2013.

He was born in Oswego and was a life resident of Hannibal. He graduated from Hannibal High School in 2011 and was a member of their football team. He enjoyed fishing and playing video games.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Iggino Joseph and Gloria Elizabeth Cappelletti.

He is survived by his parents, Joseph Cappelletti and Deborah Coulter of Hannibal; one brother, Bryan Coulter of Oswego; maternal grandparents, John D. “Jack” (Charlotte) Coulter of Hannibal and Janie L. (John E. Maxwell) Kent of Queen Creek, Ariz.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Burial will be in the spring at Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal.

Robert Kocher, Army veteran

Robert I. Kocher, 82, of Palermo, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at home.

Born in Pennsylvania, he had lived in the Palermo area since December 1967. He received his associates’s degree in mechanical engineering and retired in 1986 from Packaging Corporation of America after 37 years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

He was an Army Korean War veteran and member of Fulton VFW Post 569.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth; children, Ronald, Ruthie, Rebecca, Royanne, Rachel, Richard and Roger; sister, Lois; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or services. Contributions may be made to Fulton VFW Post 569, Cayuga St., Fulton, 13069.

Foster Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

Theresa Conn, Oswego resident

Theresa E. Conn, 76, of Oswego, died Feb. 28, 2013 at Oswego Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Conn, who died in 1984.

She is survived by her daughters, Sally (Daniel) DeStevens, Sandy (Keith Kane) Parkhurst, and Pam (Edward) Yates; sister, Shirley (Gill) Collins; companion, Bill Gannon; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were private.  Foster Funeral Home in Fulton had care of arrangements.

Patricia Fellows, Retired from Nestle

OBITS-FellowsPatPatricia Fellows, 73, of Fulton, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at University Hospital.

Born in Schroeppel, she had lived in the Fulton and Oswego areas for many years. She retired in 1996 from Nestle Co. after more than 20 years.

She was a member and past president of the Fulton VFW Post 569 Ladies Auxiliary and past president of the Oswego County VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She had also volunteered at the Lee Memorial Hospital cafe.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald A. Fellows, and siblings, Clara Tennant and Tracy Hotaling.

She is survived by her children, Rodney (Alice) Howe, Anthony Howe, PJ (Jim) Fellows, Floyd (Carolyn) Raff, Bryan (Michelle) Fellows; sister, Janet Sheets; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Yvonne Palmitesso, Licensed practical nurse

Yvonne Grace Harrington Saxman Palmitesso, 75, of Oswego, died peacefully at her home March 1, 2013.

She was born in Oswego to the late Dorr and Irma (Caster) Harrington. She was a lifetime resident of Oswego. She received her licensed practical nurse certification from Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, NY.  She worked as an activities director with Harr-Wood Nursing Home, Oswego, NY.

She was an active participant in the Dexterville Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dexterville. She loved to bird watch and care for them. She also enjoyed gardening and constructing Adirondack Furniture.

She is survived by her children,  Sherry Franke of Oswego, Joy Ahles of Camillus, and Barry Saxman of Florida; siblings, Donna Jenson of Oswego, Joanne Scutti of Florida, Christine Mayer of Oswego, and Lloyd Harrington of Mexico; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Amanda, Cory, Victoria, Shaina, Jessica, and Andrea; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was also survived by her faithful companion Calais.

Funeral services and burial will be held privately. Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego, has care of the arrangements.

Lola Pendall, Retired from Atlas Linen

Lola “Lula” Pendall, 81 of Fulton, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Crouse Hospital.

She had lived in Syracuse before moving to Fulton. She retired from Atlas Linen in Syracuse after 20 years. She was an avid New York Yankees fan.

Her husband, Paul Pendall Sr.; sons, Billy Bakeman and John Pendall Sr.; two brothers and one sister predeceased her.

Surviving are her son, Paul Pendall of Syracuse; daughter-in-law, Brenda Pendall of Fulton; six grandchildren; brother, Rink Widger of Georgetown; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following.