Category Archives: Obituaries

Harriet Neff, Fulton school bus driver

Harriet “Arlene” Neff, 86, of Fulton, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

She was born in Fulton to the late Arlington and Harriet (Edley) Jones. She remained a life resident of Fulton.

Mrs. Neff was past employed with the Fulton City School District as a School Bus Driver for 12 and a half years. She was a member of the Fulton Christian Alliance Church.

Mrs. Neff was pre-deceased by her first husband, Aloysius Barton, in 1982, and her second husband, Walter Neff in 1998.

She is survived by her six children, Robert A. Barton of Savannah, N.Y., Roger Barton of Moravia, N.Y., Jon Barton of South Carolina, Jon Neff of Virginia, Diane Worden of SOouth Carolina, Kirsten Tullock of Schenectady; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the spring at the Fulton Christian Alliance Church, Fulton. Burial will be in the spring at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.

Calling hours were conducted Tuesday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, NY.

Contributions may be made to the Great Commission of Alliance Church, Fulton.

Kristin LaBeef, Fulton resident

Kristin L. LaBeef, 36, of Fulton, died Feb. 5, 2013.

She was born in Oswego and she has been a resident of Oswego County all of her life. She enjoyed music and listening to the radio.

She was pre-deceased by her father, Leigh Pringle, in 2005.

She is survived by her husband of 14 years, William LaBeef; four children, Aaron LaBeef, Kayleigh LaBeef, Nathan LaBeef and Lucas LaBeef; mother, Yvonne Pringle; brother, Matthew Pringle, all of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be private. There will be no calling hours. Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Bernice Raymond, Licensed practical nurse

OBITS-RaymondBernice_WBernice I. Raymond, 67, of Fulton, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

She was a native and life resident of Fulton. She was a licensed practical nurse at Loretto Nursing Home in Oswego.  Previously, she worked at the Syracuse Home in Baldwinsville and Crouse Memorial Hospital in Syracuse.

She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church.  She served in the US Army from 1971-1976 where she obtained her nursing certificate.

Surviving are a sister, Edith Mosher of Lexington, KY; one niece, Roberta (Charles) Oglesbee; a nephew, Jeffrey (Robin) Mosher; two grandnephews, Hayden and Alex; one grandniece, Hunter; and several cousins.

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

Contributions may be made to State Street United Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton, NY 13069.

Debra McDougall, Worked at Oswego Industries

OBITS-McDougallDebra_WDebra McDougall, 58, of Fulton, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 after courageously battling renal cancer.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Harry “Beave”; children, Harry (Amy) and Ryan (Denise); grandchildren, Steven, Noelle, Logan and Zackary; her mother, Jean Pontante; siblings Susan (Pontante) Cook, Norman Noel, Tina Noel, John Noel (Karen); nephew, Joshua Cook; and a large extended family.

She was predeceased by her brother, Harrison Noel Jr..

She graduated from G. Ray Bodley High School and lived most of her life in Fulton. She invested her heart and soul into Oswego Industries, where “Doogie” held various positions over 20 years.

She enjoyed camping, gardening, bowling and crafts. Her greatest love was being a wife, mother and grandma.

Calling hours were held Thursday, Feb. 7 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Services were held Friday at Oswego Alliance Church.

Contributions  may be made to the Prader-Willi Alliance of New York, PO Box 222, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.

Dorothy Aloan, Oswego resident

Dorothy Benjamin Aloan, 87, of Oswego, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Morningstar Care Center after a brief illness.

A native of Lorraine, she had resided in the Oswego area for 23 years. She had worked at General Electric in Liverpool and Sealright Co. and American Woolen Co. both in Fulton.

Surviving are children, Linda (George) Munger of Oswego and Gerald (LeeAnn) Benjamin of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or services at this time.  Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of her arrangements.

Frances Leppert, owned Leppert Machine Tool Company

OBITS-LeppertFrnaces_WFrances Amelia Williamson Leppert, 92, a longtime resident of Fulton, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

Mrs. Leppert was born July 21, 1920 in Hannibal to the late William and Doris Williamson. Following Mrs. Leppert’s graduation from Fulton High School, she married her high school sweetheart, Frederick. In earlier years they lived in Rochester before returning to Fulton where together they owned and operated Leppert Machine Tool Company, Fulton for 50 years.

Mrs. Leppert was an avid volunteer in her community by participating in fund-raising for various charities and causes. She was always campaigning for her favorite candidate, managing a booth at the city’s yearly Cracker Barrel Fair and working as a member of the Fulton Woman’s Club.

Mrs. Leppert spent many years volunteering at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton and served five years as its president. She also enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Mrs. Leppert is survived by her husband, Frederick John Leppert; two daughters, Sandra (William) Wing of Bluffton, S.C., and Cheryl (Robert) McCall of Cutchogue, N.Y.; two sisters, Barbara Dunn of Fulton and Avis Wooding of California; four grandchildren, Beau, Freddy, Kristin, and Robert; six great-grandchildren, Karl, Jessica, William, Christopher, Amanda, Robert III; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held today, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Robert Stephenson.  Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were conducted yesterday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation 411 West Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse, NY 13204-1361,

Gladys Bowersox, Palermo resident

OBITS-BowersoxGladys_WGladys A. Miner Bowersox, 92, of Palermo, died at her  daughter’s home Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 with her family by her side.

She was born to her late parents, Pearl (Guernsey) and Merle Youngs, Feb. 15, 1920. She was graduate of high school and a homemaker. She was a member of TOPS, a square dancing enthusiast with the Forty Niners as well as Westner Swingers; PET, Phoenix Emergency Team, citizens band operator with the handle, “Yankee Lady.”

She was predeceased by her first husband of 39 years, John C. Miner in 1977, and her second husband of 24 years, Elton I. Bowersox in 2006; two sisters, Marion Smelski and Bernice Benesheck; and two step-children, Daniel and Elton, Jr. Bowersox.

Surviving are her children, Marty (James) Bates of Baldwinsville, Jackie Tracy (John Stoltz) of Fulton, and John E. (Ellie) Miner of Phoenix; step-children, Thomas, Timothy, Rodney, Mark, Judy, Becky, Connie, and Shirley; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Graveside service will be in the spring in Roosevelt Cemetery, Schroeppel, with the Rev. Diane Bradshaw officiating.

Daniel Bush, Air Force veteran

OBITS-BushDaniel_WDaniel R. Bush, 29, of Fulton, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at home.

Born in Oswego, he was a life resident of the Fulton area. He had worked at Southern Wine & Spirits since 2010. He previously had worked for Gypsum Express.

He was a “movie-buff” and a Buffalo Bills fan. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 2001.

He is survived by his parents, Kathy (Joe) Peters of Pulaski  and Joe (Gina) Bush of Baldwinsville; siblings, Amy (Kraig) Rando of Mexico, Chad (Alissa) Bush of Fulton, Rylie Bush and Jacob Bush, both of Baldwinsville, Maryn Margrey of Baldwinsville, Ben Peters of Washington, Andrew Peters of Syracuse and Christen Lacey of Camden; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, a nephew, and cousins.

Calling hours and service were held Monday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.