Category Archives: Obituaries

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.

Margaret McGinley, Resident of Fulton

Margaret R. McGinley, 91, of Fulton, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

She was born in Syracuse and resided in Fulton until 1986 when she and her husband moved to Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She returned to Fulton in 2008.

She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Benjamin E. McGinley, who died July 23, 2007, and by a granddaughter, Heather Sampson, who died in 2009.

She is survived by six children, Richard McGinley of San Antonio, Texas, Lorraine Santoro of Fulton, Joan (Dave) Molinari of Oswego, Mary Anne (George) Delcour of Penn Yan, Lawrence (Martha) McGinley of Fulton and Barbara (Larry) Butler of Clay; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. Funeral services are private. Burial will be in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Sharon Urbach, Fulton resident

Sharon Urbach, 67 of Fulton, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

Born in Fulton, she was a life resident of the area. A wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing bingo and reading.

She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Bea Briggs Smith.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William E.; children, John (Karina) Urbach, Melissa Holloway, Bill (Lisa) Urbach, Ken (Amy) Loveall and Julia (Paul) Yablonski; siblings, Rosemary, Debbie, Don, Gary and Greg; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Monday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Rodney Hardesty, Nestle mechanic

Rodney L. Hardesty, 75 of Granby, died peacefully at home Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

A native of Conesville, Ohio, he had resided in the Granby and Fulton areas since 1975. He retired from Nestle, Fulton in 2000 after 24 years as a mechanic.

He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years from 1955 to 1975. He was a member of the Oswego Valley Snowbelters Barbershop Chorus for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Sandra Hardesty of Granby; two sons, Michael (Diana) Hardesty of Oswego and David Hardesty of Auburn; two grandchildren, Alexa and Mikayla of Oswego; his grand-dog, Sammy; two brothers, Bradley Hardesty of Florida and Edmond Hardesty of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal with services immediately following.

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

Sharon Bateman, Oswego County custodian

OBITS-BatemanSharonSharon L. Bateman, 67, of Fulton, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center in Oswego.

She lived all her life in the Fulton and Oswego area. She worked as a custodian for Oswego County for 26 years. She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a volunteer with Catholic Charities.

She was also a volunteer with the Oswego County Board of Elections.

She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Bateman, who died in 1976, and her mother, Viola Bateman, who died in 2010.

She is survived by five children, Thomas (Debbie Pulsifer) Wallace of Hannibal, Brenda Wallace of Fulton, Mark (Amy) Wallace of Indiana, Brent (Tracie) Denny and Shane (Lisa Alvarado) Denny of Fulton; four sisters, Marlene Woodmancy, Faye Wallace, Gail Jodway and Leah Wheeler, all of Fulton; three brothers, Maurice Bateman of Cicero, Paul (Isabel) Bateman of Fulton and Howard Bateman of Oswego; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corner of South Third and Rochester streets, Fulton.

Calling hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 365 W. First St., Fulton, NY 13069 or to the American Red Cross, Onondaga-Oswego Chapter, 220 Herald Place, Syracuse, NY 13202.

LeRoy Smiley Jr., Granby resident

OBITS–SmileyLeRoyLeRoy Smiley, Jr., 46, of Granby, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

Born in Mobile, Ala., Smiley has lived in the Fulton and Granby areas for most of his life. He had worked for Wal-Mart in Fulton and for DMG in Baldwinsville for several years.

He enjoyed camping, fishing and was an avid Chicago Bears and New York Mets fan. For the last three years, he has sponsored local softball teams.

He was predeceased by his father, LeRoy Smiley Sr., who died in 2007; a grandson, Jayson Crandall II; and his uncle, John Smiley.

He is survived by his wife, the former April Cooper; children, Katrina, David, LaTosha, Tiffany, John, and Nathaniel; siblings, Theresa, Vernell, Charles and Samantha; grandchildren, Wyatt, Ethan, Ayanna, Mykayla, Akeylla, Drake, Trinity, DenaRae, SkyLynne, Nickolas, Issaic, Samuel, Drake, and Theresa; uncles, Aaron and CC; and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, 13069.

Contributions in memory of LeRoy may be made to American Lung Association of CNY, 155 Washington Avenue, Suite 210, Albany, 12210 or Parents of Special Children, 2 Tower Dr., Fulton, 13069.

Frank Libera, Fulton barber

OBITS-LiberaFrankFrank W. Libera, 82, an U.S. Army veteran, died in his sleep Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Clifton Springs Nursing Home.

He was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, the American Legion and the Fulton Polish Home.

He worked his entire life as a barber in his hometown of Fulton and was a charter member at Beaver Meadows Country Club in Phoenix, where he demonstrated his love for golf by winning a number of club tournaments and scoring a hole in one on two occasions.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanette A. Libera; children, Gail (Anthony) Romano of Pittsford and William (Elizabeth) Libera of Canandaigua; and grandchildren Matthew (Rebecca) Libera of Greensboro, N.C. and Christopher Libera of Rochester.

Services will be held privately at the family’s request.