Category Archives: Obituaries

Thomas H. Waugh, Born in Fulton

Thomas H. Waugh, 62, died Jan. 26 in Starke, Fl. after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.

He was born Nov. 11, 1950 in Fulton to the late Harold D. Waugh and Evelyn L. (Samson) Waugh. He moved to Starke, Fl. several years ago.

He was predeceased by his father, Harold in 1984; a son, Thomas “Bugsy” Waugh in 2001; and baby sister, Sondra in 1952.

He is survived by son, Timothy and granddaughter Shyann of Scriba; daughter Shelly (Gary Stacy) and grandsons Dylan and Mason, and granddaughter Alana, all of Central Square; sisters, Gloria Johnson of Hannibal and Diana Hobby of Fulton; brothers Donald of Tifton, Ga., Dennis (Debbie) of Lysander, Pastor Roland “Ron” (Doreen) of Hannibal, Lenny of Central Square and Kevin (Sue) and David, both of Fulton.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services and burial will be in the spring.

Jeannette O’Bryan, Life resident of Fulton

Jeannette M. O’Bryan, 69, of Fulton, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

She was born in Oswego and she has been a life resident of Fulton.

Mrs. O’Bryan was pre-deceased by her son, Timothy O’Bryan.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley O’Bryan of Fulton; three children, Heather (Frank) Jackson of North Carolina, Peggy (C.J.) Seaton of North Carolina, and Gary O’Bryan of Fulton; and grandchild Alex Jackson.

A graveside service and burial will be held at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, in the spring with Rev. David Nethercott officiating.

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

Contributions may be made to  Crouse Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY.

Lewis Cummins, Air Force veteran

OBITS-CumminsLewis_WLewis S. Cummins, 77, of LaMadre Way, Baldwinsville, died at the Cunningham Building of Loretto Health and Rehab Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 with his wife Beverly by his side.

He was born in Phoenix to his late parents, Myrtle (Bouck) and Stanley Cummins, June 21, 1935. He was a graduate of Cato-Meridian High School, class of 1954. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961.

He and his late brother, Wiiliam Cummins, had operated a garage. Later, he became a bus driver for Cato-Meridian Central Schools, and then a truck driver for  Joroleum Co. in Weedsport.

He was a member of the Phoenix  Lions Club; Phoenix Senior Citizens; and assisted with the Meals on Wheels program in Phoenix.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years; his son, Dean Cummins of Cato; three step-children, Michael C. (Sandra) Branch of Charlotte, N.C., Alice C. (Mark) Lauber of Central Square, and Venett Martin of Phoenix; two grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private services were held Jan. 28. Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Homes, was in charge of arrangements.

Peter Segretto, Navy veteran

OBITS-SegrettoPeter_WPeter Anthony Segretto, 79, of Rotterdam, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was surrounded by his family.

He was born and raised in Oswego, the son of the late Anthony and Anna (Sugar) Segretto. He was a graduate of Oswego High School, after which he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College.

His work career concluded as a credit manager with many years service at RJ Murray Company in Latham. He was a communicant of St. Gabriel’s Church, member of the Rotterdam Elks Lodge 2157, Mohonasen High School Booster Club and a Rotterdam Little League Coach.

Surviving are son, Paul Segretto and his wife, Meg, of Falls Church, Va.; daughter, Ellen Grandy and her husband Gary of Wilton, N.Y.; daughter, Susan Soldini and her husband David of East Greenbush; grandchildren Alexander, Matthew, Zachary and William Grandy, Samantha and Andrew Soldini, Alexei and Alina Segretto; brother Michael Segretto and his wife Joanne of Oswego and the late Dorothy Nessel; brother-in-law, Al Nessel of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews. He was the former husband of Kathleen (Maney) Leader.

Calling hours will be held today, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home, 147 W. 4th. St., Oswego. He will be buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oswego.

Contributions may be made in Peter’s name to the Albany Stratton VA Hospice Unit, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12208.

William Burtis, Fulton resident

OBITS-BurtisWilliam_WWilliam R. “Bill” Burtis, 72, of Fulton died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at home.

Born in Fulton, he was a life resident of the area. In 1986, he had founded Sanford and Burtis Fire Equipment and retired in 2007. He was a member and past president of Fulton Lion’s Club, member of Syracuse Executives Association, and was a member and past Governor of Loyal Order of  Moose Lodge #1280, Fulton.

An avid outdoorsman, he thrived on hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, camping, and more. Auctions were a favorite pastime as well as emulating John Wayne and Johnny Cash. He had a deep appreciation for NASCAR, books, history, travel (especially Vegas).

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Julie A. Sheldon; children, Karen (Randy) Stoughtenger, Elizabeth (William) Clark and Steven Luke (Kimberley); and grandchildren, Nathan, Mallory, Lucas and Sophie.

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

Patricia Waloven, Wife of former Fultonian

OBITS-WalovanPatricia_WPatricia “Paddy” Lucille Waloven, 72, of Pasadena, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at home after a long illness.

Born Jan. 22, 1941 at Leavenworth, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late Col. John Q. Walker, U.S. Army (Ret.), and the late Helen L.(McDonald) Walker.

Growing up as an Army child, she resided at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; San Gabriel, Calif.; Eagle Rock, Calif., and Occupied Japan. She graduated from Rolla High School in Rolla, Mo. in 1959.

She was an avid book worm. She was heavily involved in genealogy, spending many years researching her family tree and family trees of other families.  She loved bowling and was a member of many bowling leagues over the years.

As a writer of short stories, poems, family history documentation, U.S. and state census data collection, she took advantage of computer technology and purchased her first computer in the early 1980s. In earlier years, she opened her home for the care of foster children.

Mrs. Waloven was employed until the time of her death as food service manager at J. Frank Dobie High School, Houston, Texas.

Mrs. Waloven started her employment with the Pasadena Independent School District in 1979 at Jensen Elementary School; Williams Elementary School in 1982; Pasadena High School in 1983; Test Kitchen in 1986 and Pasadena High School in 1987.

She is survived by her husband, Robert M.; children, Denise Eddleman of Houston and Christopher Eddleman (Pamela) of Humble, Texas; a grandson, Samuel Eddleman; stepchildren, Patrick Wills, David Strout, all of Humble, Texas; Michelle J. Waloven of Manhattan, N.Y. and Christine M. Waloven of Glens Falls, N.Y.

Calling hours were held Monday at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday.  Condolences may be shared at


Gordon Wettering, Air Force veteran

OBITS-WetteringGordon_WGordon A. Wettering, 66, of Fulton, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at home with his family by his side.

He was born in Fulton Oct. 26, 1946, a son to the late, Gordon A. and Phyllis Dashnau Wettering. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1964 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served 26 years until he retired as a master sergeant in 1991.

During that time, he served three Tours of Duty in Vietnam; he was in the communications field which had him and his family stationed throughout the world.

After his retirement from the Air Force, he returned to Fulton and went to work for The Valley News, where he retired as the circulation manager in 2010. He was an active official for many years for several local sports organizations, including leadership roles as the Umpire in Chief for the Fulton Softball Association and the Port City Umpires Association of Oswego.

He was the Head Assignor for the C.N.Y. High School Girls Fastpitch Softball League.

He was also a key member of the C.N.Y. Volleyball Organization.

He was an avid hunter, enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dorothy Arnold Wettering; three sons, Gordon A. Wettering, Brian T. (Rachel) Wettering, and Mark E. Wettering, all of Fulton; five sisters, Lucy Wettering of Mexico, Michelle Wettering of Fulton, Denise Wettering of Fulton, Mary Wettering of Oswego and Gwen (Charles) Tyrell of Fulton; two brothers, Daniel Wettering of Fulton and Malcolm (Sheryl) Wettering of Fulton; one granddaughter, Katherine Ann Wettering; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held today, Jan. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial, with military honors, will be in the spring at Mount Adnah Cemetery.

Jordan Davies, GRB graduate

OBITS-DaviesJordan_WJordan R. Davies, 21, of Fulton, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A 2010 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, he was currently employed by Ryder Transportation in East Syracuse as a diesel technician.

He played Fulton Youth Hockey and had raced in the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club. He loved trucks, BMX bikes, four wheeling and racing.

He was involved with the local laborers union.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Leonard J. Pfeiffer and Michaelene A. Wasicko Davies; great-grandparents, Helene and Otto Pfahl; Mildred and George Davies and Jake and Patricia Batchelor.

Surviving are his parents, Michael and Kelly Davies of Fulton; siblings, Jonathan Davies of North Carolina, Chelsea (Anthony) Wise of Fulton, Michaelene Davies, Benjamin Davies and Audra Joy Stanski, all of Fulton; grandparents, Robert and Frances Davies of Lowville, Fred and Lynn Batchelor of Oswego, Charlotte Pfahl of Sandy Creek; favorite nephew, Brayden Anthony; his favorite companion “Toot”; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Calling hours will be held today, Jan. 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. with services to immediately follow at 6 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Oswego County Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069.