Category Archives: Obituaries

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

Thomas R. Kemp, Marine Corps veteran

OBITS-KempThomas_WThomas 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 was held Friday at Faith Alliance Church, Goldsboro. Pastor Ed Shuck and Pastor Tim Leever officiated.

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

Thomas Colon, Fair Haven resident

OBITS-ColonThomas_WTom 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.

Nellie Harris, Worked at Sealright

Nellie T. Harris, 81, of Hannibal, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Pontiac Nursing Home.

She was born in Memphis, NY, Sept.1, 1931 to Margaret and Cornelius O’Keefe.

She attended the Baldwinsville Schools. She married Leon Harris, Jr. March 1, 1949. She worked at Sealight and Cato Show Print.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leon, in 2004; brothers, Thomas and Patrick; and grandson James V. Harris.

Surviving are two sons, James V. (Rose) Harris and Michael A. Harris; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held in the spring. There are no calling hours.

Loren Clark, Marine Corps veteran

OBITS-ClarkLoren_WLoren “Junior” G. Clark, 78, of Fulton, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

He was born in Oswego, a son to the late Loren G. and Marjorie Griffin Clark and lived most of his life in Fulton. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.

He was a floor installer all his life and worked for several local floor covering companies.

He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Joanne M. Clark, who died Sept. 2, 2010; two sisters, Leona Towle and Maryann Coleman; and one brother, Theodore “Ted” Clark.

He is survived by two sons, Loren Clark of Florida and Douglas Clark of Syracuse; two brothers, Lorie Clark of Baldwinsville and Alan “Butch” Clark of Fulton; five grandsons, Loren R. Clark, III, John P. Clark, Douglas L. Clark, James R. Clark, Sr., all of Fulton and Jacob Clark of Florida; one granddaughter, Julia Clark of Florida; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in the spring at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Volney.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego County SPCA-OCAWL, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069.

Helen Stuber, Retired LPN

OBITS-StuberHelen_WHelen Mae Stuber, 83, of Fulton, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

Born in Fulton, she was a lifelong resident of the area.   She had retired from A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital as a LPN after several years.

She was a member of the Fulton Alliance Church, Order of the Eastern Star, and logged several thousand walking miles at Beaver Lake Nature Center. She enjoyed knitting and was happy to donate her crafts to children and the Special Care Nursery at St. Joseph’s.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Dean E. Stuber; and grandson, Lance Shannon.

She is survived by children, Mike Shannon, Michele (Brian) McCann, Ron (Kathy) Stuber, Deana (Steve) Ives; sister, Jeanne (Michael) Lalik; grandchildren, Michael P., Jason, David, Tom, Nick, Kelly, Melissa, Leigha, Brandi, Jonathan, Derek, Jada, Mariah and Isaiah; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A service was held at Fulton Alliance Church. There were no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the church. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Nancy C. Grant, Former Fulton resident

Nancy C. Grant, 78, formerly of Fulton and Syracuse, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Austin) Grant. She lived on the Florida coast near her beloved ocean for nearly 20 years before moving back to New York in 2008.

She served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1956 as a yeoman first class. She was an active and proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 35 years and spent many years helping others overcome their personal battles. She was a kind and very generous woman who was active in many social communities.

Surviving are her children, daughter, Lori J. Zonneville McCullough and son, Jeffrey A. (Melissa) Zonneville; grandchildren, Jason and Nicholas Montgomery, Brett McCullough, Dana Marie Zonneville Brown, Jerica, Jonathan and Peter Zonneville and Mindi and Sarah Combs; and four great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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.