Category Archives: Obituaries

Emily Cali, Owned Cali’s Casa Nova

OBITS-CaliEmilyEmily M. Cali, 90, a resident of Fulton, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Cali was born in Bronx, the daughter of the late Frank and Emily (Kistner) Ptacek.

Mrs. Cali with her late husband Rosario “Ray” Cali, and Vincent and Barbara Cali owned and operated Cali’s Casa Nova in Fulton, and Rosario “Ray” and Emily owned and operated Cali’s Mini Italia in Granby.

She was an avid attendee of morning mass at Holy Family and Holy Trinity Churches.

She is survived by her children, Raymond (Barbara) Cali of Fulton, Patricia (Douglas) Hart of Fulton, Linda (David) Brown of Rochester, and Michael (Sandra) Cali of Fulton; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton and at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton. Entombment will be All Saints Mausoleum, Oswego.

Calling hours were held Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Christopher Naylor, Fulton resident

OBITS-NaylorChristopherChristopher H. Naylor, 64, of Fulton, died Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Oswego Hospital following a sudden illness.

A native of Syracuse, he had lived in Fulton for over 30 years. He was manager at Crazy Gator Bar & Grill and former co-owner and operator of the Lock III Restaurant, both in Fulton.

Previously, he was manager at Old Stone Mill in Skaneateles, Bragg’s Cafe in Syracuse and Valle’s Steakhouse in Washington, D.C.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971 where he learned his restaurant management skills.

He was predeceased by his father, Harry Naylor, who died July 26, 2012.

Surviving are his mother, Georgine (Daigle) Naylor of Clay; a sister, Carol (Marc Gaiger) Bell of Pittsford; a brother, Richard (Diane) Naylor of Syracuse; five nieces and nephews; an aunt and a uncle; and several cousins.

Vigil services were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton with military honors. Calling hours were also held Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Albert Reitz, Lifelong Fulton resident

obit-Albert-Reitz-300x337Albert Reitz, 87, of Fulton, died Tuesday morning, December 25, 2012 after a short illness. Mr. Reitz was born in Oswego the son of the late Anthony and Anna (Cordean) Reitz.

Mr. Reitz retired from the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #73, where he worked at the steam station and three nuclear power plants. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and he enjoyed bowling.

Mr. Reitz was predeceased by his wife, Elaine V. Reitz, in 1997; his brother, James Reitz; and sisters, Betty Vincent, Mary Margaret Bellinger and Rose Nelson.

He is survived by his children, Judith G. Reitz of Fulton, Diane E. (David) Litchison-Kuzio of Fulton, Thomas (Ann) Reitz of Oswego, Timothy (Susan) Reitz of Oswego, Rebecca A. Reitz of MA and Regina M. (Walter Glusczyk) Reitz of Fulton; his sisters Shirley (Jim) Omundsen, Patricia (Bill) Harrington and brothers Nick (Nancy) Reitz, all of Oswego, and Anthony (Dorothy) Reitz of PA; grandchildren Amy, Jeffrey, Teresa, Jon, Matthew and Nicole; six great-grandchildren; special granddog, Sadie, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, and 11:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be Saturday, prior to the service, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home, 224 W. 2nd. St. S., Fulton.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Reitz’s name to Oswego County Meals on Wheels, 239 Oneida St., Fulton NY 13069.

Jason Stowell, Marine Corps veteran

OBITS-StowellJason_WJason Stowell, 37, of Fulton, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was a life resident of the Oswego County area. He had previously worked at Inficon in East Syracuse and Sears in Clay. He was a veteran serving in the Marines from 1994 to 1998.

He loved to read and was known as the guy on the corner that is always outside reading. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed to fish and camp. A football fan, he loved the Chicago Bears.

He was predeceased by his father, Duane C. Stowell.

Surviving are his wife of 10 years, the former Erin Bristol; children, Avery and Emma Stowell; mother, Sandra Coe; siblings, Becki-Sue Stowell, Brandie Jordal, Heidi Stowell, Kristen Stowell, Joseph Jordal, Ryan Stowell; mother–in-law, Karen (Steve) Cobb; father-in-law, Tim (Linda) Bristol; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held today, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. at Fulton First United Methodist Church, 1408 N.Y.S. Rte. 176, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to his children c/o Erin Stowell, 722 ½ West Third Street South, Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

Dian Bardin, Alliance Church member

Dian M. Bardin, 55, of Fulton, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at University Hospital in Syracuse after a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 26, 1957 in Watertown and had lived in Fulton many years. She was a member of Fulton Alliance Church and Phoenix American Legion Post 418 Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, Michael Bardin; and children, John and Christopher Kerfien and Michael and April Bardin.

Services were held Friday at Fulton Alliance Church. Foster Funeral Home, Inc. has care of arrangements.

Daniel Hough, Worked at Fulton Tool

OBITS-HoughDaniel_WDaniel J. Hough, 55, of Oswego, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at University Hospital.

He graduated from Oswego High School in 1975 and continued his education through BOCES with four years of night classes in machine and tooling. He was employed at Fulton Tool Company for 37 years working his way up to machine shop manager.

He was avid outdoors man and sports enthusiast who enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, football, baseball and racing.

He was a huge Buffalo Bills fan.

He was predeceased by his father, Arthur Hough, in 1984.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Susan (Kon) Hough; son, Andrew D. Hough; daughter, Abbey S. Hough; mother, Catherine Hough; brothers, Art (Deb) Hough and Tom (Debbie) Hough; three sisters-in-law, Sally (Jim) Kelley, Jeanne Meyers, Nancy (Chris) Nessel; brother-in-law, Kevin Kon; father and mother-in-law, Stanley and Marianne Kon; and several  cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.  Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours were held Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego Co. Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126.

Joan McManus, Retired from GTE

OBITS-McMANUSJoan_WJoan Lingyak McManus, 81, of Camillus, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.

A lifetime resident of the Camillus area, she was a 1949 graduate of Camillus High School. She attended OCC and Auburn Community College.

She retired from GTE in Camillus in 1985 after 25 years. A communicant of Holy Family Church, she was also a member of the Camillus Elks Auxiliary.

She enjoyed golf and was an avid traveler and SU sports fan. She spent many years in Florida.

She also enjoyed sewing and crafts, having attended many craft sales where she sold her creations.

She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Leonard “Lenny” in 2009 and by her sisters, Mary Petosa and Kathy Arcaro.

Surviving are her daughters, Christine (Raymond) Riddett of Warners, Karen (Paul) Skardinski of Camillus, Denise (Jeffery) Hanson of Livermore, Calif., and Deborah McManus of San Ramon, Calif.; sons, Michael (Allyson) McManus of Fulton and Timothy (Rachel) McManus of Liverpool; sister, Nancy Spillett of Camillus; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held tomorrow, Dec. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. in Holy Family Church. She will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners.

Contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, NY 13219 or to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088.

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