Category Archives: Obituaries


Kathryn Young Mosier, former GRB teacher

Kathryn Young Mosier
Kathryn Young Mosier

Kathryn Young Mosier, 71, of Fulton, died at her home Nov. 21, 2012.

She was born in Portland, Michigan on February 14, 1941 to Lucille and Bruce Young.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Albion College and her master’s degree from Middlebury College. She taught German at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, before she spent two years with her husband as Peace Corps volunteers in the Philippines. She was a member of the Christian Science Church.

She is survived by her husband, Allan Mosier; two sons, Brett and Chad; three grandchildren, Kelsey, Adam and Noah; her brother, David Young; her sister, Carol Young Landers; and her daughters-in-law, Tracy and Jeanine.

She requested that there be no memorial service or funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton Public Library, 160 South First Street, Fulton, 13069.

Arrangements are in the care of Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.


Rhonda Richardson-Furlong, worked at Birds Eye

Rhonda Richardson-Furlong
Rhonda Richardson-Furlong

Rhonda Richardson-Furlong, 54, of Hannibal, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Oswego Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born in Oswego, graduated from Red Creek High School in 1977 and resided in Hannibal for the last 25 years.

She worked at Birds Eye for 22 years where she was a group leader. She loved fishing, sewing, puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren, Amelia Rose Furlong and Skylar Crofoot.

She was predeceased by her half-brother, Bradley Scott Richardson, who died July 30, 2012.

She is survived by her three children, Nigel Furlong of Phoenix, Amber Furlong of Fulton and Tiffany Jane Furlong of Hannibal; mother and step-father, Shirley and Ken Keil of Hannibal; father and step-mother, Russell and Susan Richardson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two grandchildren, Amelia Rose Furlong and Skylar James Crofoot; five siblings, Cindy Falter of Rochester, Todd Richardson of Red Creek, Lisa (Randall) Kinville of Fulton, Justin Richardson of California, and Teddy (Terri) Richardson of Fulton; three step-children, D.J. Furlong of Martville, Matt Furlong of Syracuse and Jessica Garbutt of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

James Ormsby, Navy veteran

James R. Ormsby, 66 of Minetto, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

A native of Oswego, he had resided in the Oswego and Fair Haven areas. He retired from Carpenter’s Local 747 after more than 20 years. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Hannibal American Legion Prior Stock Post 1552.

He is survived by his sons, Terry, Jerry and Joel.

A gathering was held Friday at Hannibal American Legion, Prior Stock Post 1552, Hannibal. Arrangements were in the care of Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Paul Dashner, former Hannibal resident

Paul E. Dashner, 75, formerly of Hannibal, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Fowler, he had resided in the Hannibal area and was a truck driver for many years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and the time spent with family and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Ann Dashner, who died in 2000, and sons, Daryl and Randy.

He is survived by his daughters, Darlene, Deborah, Denise, Sheila and Colleen; sons, Nelson, George, David and Shawn; sisters, Stella, Patricia, Charlotte and Elizabeth; brothers, Roger, Howard and Joseph; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Wednesday at Martville Cemetery.  There were no calling hours.

Arrangements were in the care of Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal.

Andrew Miller, local truck driver

Andrew John Miller, 52, of Oswego, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born in Oswego and most recently was employed as a truck driver for Northern Ready Mix in Fulton. He was predeceased by brothers Donald Cook and Johnny Robison.

He is survived by three daughters, Samantha Skellington of Lacona, Christine Miller of Parish, and Madyson Miller of Oswego; four step-children, Dustin Beach of Oswego, Logan Beach of Oswego, Alanna LaVea of Indiana, and Ashlee (Brian) Stupp of Scriba; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; his parents, Richard and Betty Cook Miller of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Sandy (Ted) Powers of Fulton, Jody (David) Harris of San Diego, Calif. and Debbie Robison of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Danny Robison of Charleston, S.C .and Mark (Tracey) Miller; a sister-in-law, Sandy Cook of Fulton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be private. Those seeking to express condolences may visit


Frederick Gannett, Phoenix bus driver

Frederick Gannett
Frederick Gannett

Frederick W. Gannett, 76, of Inverness, Fla., died Oct. 15,2012 at his home in his sleep.

Mr. Gannett was born March 11, 1936 to Harold and Dora (Loveless) Gannett in Granby. He resided in Pennellville before retiring and moving to Florida in 1991.

He was an avid golfer and liked to fish. He served in the military from 1953 to 1956. Before retiring, he worked as a school bus driver for the Phoenix Central School District and operated the former Big Bend Inn for many years.

He was a life member of VFW Post 4252 in Hernando, Fla.

Frederick Gannett is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan Fuller Gannett; son, Mark M. Gannett of Inverness, Fla.; three sisters, Betty Thurlow of Fulton and Mildred Wood and Laura Landis, both of Inverness, Fla.; and one brother, William Gannett of North Syracuse.

He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Bertha Godfrey, Catherine Russell, and June Butler; and brothers, James, Walter, Frank, and Harold Jr.

Burial was in Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville. Cremation arrangements were made by Hooper Funeral Home in Inverness, Fla.

Contributions may be made to local pet shelters.


William Jennings, World War II veteran

William Jennings
William Jennings

William J. “Pops” Jennings, 85, a former resident of Oswego, died at Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

Mr. Jennings resided in Greencastle, Indiana.

Born March 5, 1927 in Oswego, he was the son of Blanche (Himes) and William F. Jennings.

He resided in Greencastle since July 1995, moving there from Oswego.

July 5, 1947, he married Ruth Marie Lancette in Tully.

Mr. Jennings was a life long tradesman in the painting business until he retired in 1985. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served his country aboard the USS Porterfield in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.

Mr. Jennings was a member of Church By The Lake in Putnam County.

He was a member of VFW Post 9218 in Oswego, a former volunteer fireman for Scriba, a former member of the VanBibber Lake Lion’s Club and Moose Lodge 1592, Greencastle.

He enjoyed woodworking, bowling and he was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Pam Marie Johnson (husband, Robert) of Oswego; three sons, William Bryant (wife, Barbara) of Greencastle, Danny Thomas of Costa Mesa, Cali.,, and Charles Andrew of Oswego; two sisters, Nancy Carr of Wolcott and Jane Hart of Kirkville; a brother, David Jennings of Lycoming; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grand children.

He was predeceased in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert Jennings, Richard Jennings and Thomas Jennings; and four sisters, Bessie Sullivan, Lorna Jackson, Janet Puma, Patricia Curry.

A memorial service will be held today, Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the community building at VanBibber Lake Estates.

Contributions may be made to the Christian Children’s Fund (

Eleanor Clark, retired teacher

Eleanor Nelson Clark, 92, of Oswego and formerly of Fulton, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

She was born Jan. 7, 1920 in St. Regis Falls, N.Y., a daughter to the late Harry B. and Pearl Nelson. She was a graduate of Potsdam State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education.

Her career as an elementary school teacher began at the Potsdam Norman School as a master teacher specializing in reading. She then taught in Fort Covington, N.Y., the Conifer Union School in Conifer, N.Y., the Fulton School District ,and retired from the Phoenix Central School District in 1981.

She was a member of the Fulton Reading Circle, Fulton Women’s Club, the 1909 Shakespeare Club, the Oswego Valley Quilt Guild and the Fulton Historical Society. She was a member of the Fulton First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Glenn W. Clark of Bishop’s Commons, Oswego; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Barbara Clark of New Bern, N.C.; daughter, Susan C. Miller of Morristown, N.J.; grandson, Tyler M. (Gillian) Clark of Midlothian, Va.; granddaughter, Amanda C. (Dr. Daniel) Champey of New Bern, N.C.; and four great grandchildren, Declan R., Brycen E., Carter W. and Anna Barbara Champey.

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

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1305 or the Friends of History in Fulton, 177 South First St., P.O. Box 157, Fulton, NY 13069.