Category Archives: Obituaries

Robert Holt Sr., Army veteran

OBITS-HoltRobertSr_WRobert L. Holt Sr., 87, a resident of Pulaski for the past 60 years, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse.

He was born Aug. 16, 1925 in Fulton. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1944 and attended RIT in Rochester for two years. He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946.

He married Phyllis Goebel in 1947 and she died in 1999. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office in Pulaski for 20 years, retiring in 1986. He also owned and operated Holt Studio in Pulaski for 30 years.

He was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church, Robert Edwards Post #358 American Legion, Pulaski Odd Fellows, Pulaski Masons Lodge #415 and the Mad River Club.

Surviving are two sons, William (Rose) Holt of El Paso, Texas and Robert (Joan) Holt Jr. of Fulton; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one son, Richard Holt, who died Nov. 6, 1987, and one daughter, Donna Joyner, who died July 3, 2012.

A memorial service was held Jan. 11 at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Spring burial with military honors will be held Riverside Cemetery in Pulaski.

Contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service (135), 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.

Agnes Kellogg, Retired Hannibal cook

OBITS-KelloggAgnes_WAgnes Irene Dustman Kellogg, 99, of Hannibal died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at University Hospital in Syracuse.

She was born July 30, 1913 in Lyons to the late Arthur and Bessie Loveless Dustman and was a long time resident of the Hannibal area.

She retired after 32 years from Hannibal Central Schools in 1976 as assistant cafeteria manager and head cook. She had graduated from Normal School and taught at a one-room schoolhouse prior to starting a family.

She was a member of the Hannibal United Methodist Church and the Oswego Senior Citizens. She loved to dance, bake, garden, crochet and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Kellogg; by a son, Gary Kellogg; and by a grandson, James Piseski.

Surviving are a daughter, Joan (John) Piseski of Zephyrhills, Fla.; son, Ronald (Mary) Kellogg of Greenville, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Maryel Kellogg of Zephyrhills, Fla.; grandchildren, Melonye (Joe) MacCaull, Joe (Sharon) Piseski, Mark (Joanna) Kellogg, Eva (Bryant) Saunders, Sherri (Robert) Hudgins, Rhonda Kellogg and Rebecca (Joe) Harpold; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A special thanks to Louise Kellogg who has been so helpful and thoughtful.

A calling hour will be held today from 1 to 2 p.m. with services to immediately follow. at the Hannibal United Methodist Church. Spring burial will be at Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hannibal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 89, Hannibal, 13074 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126.

Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has charge of arrangements.

Donald Langdon, Worked at Armstrong

Donald Langdon, 76, of Fulton, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Seneca Hill Manor.

Mr. Langdon was born in Fulton, the son of the late William and Iva (Cole) Langdon. He was a former employee of Armstrong Co., Fulton.

Mr. Langdon is survived by his siblings, Margaret Arroway of Fulton, Ann Reisman of Auburn, Viola Johnson of Baldwinsville, Gladys Langdon of Hannibal, Rita Anguish of Volney, William Langdon of Fulton, Kenneth Langdon of Fulton, and Patrick Langdon of Hannibal; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and calling hours were held Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Betty Beatty, Oswego resident

Betty Beatty, 71, of Oswego, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Beatty was born in Oswego and she lived in Mexico and Pulaski before moving back to Oswego.

Mrs. Beatty worked as an automobile insurance agent for Prudential and Dagget Insurance in Syracuse.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph W. Beatty.

Mrs. Beatty is survived by her daughters, Debra (Larry) Johnson of Pulaski, Lori (Kevin) Jennings of Oswego, and Erin (Eric Radulski) Beatty of Rochester; and two grandchildren, Cara Johnson, and Sophie Radulski.

Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Beverly Benedict, Fulton resident

Beverly A. Benedict, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born Jan. 19, 1935 in Fulton. She retired from Price Chopper in Fulton.

She is survived by her son, Ray (Ruth) Dorgan of Oswego; three grandchildren, Amy, Tim and Eric; seven great-grandchildren, Maverick, Giavandra, Hailey, Lucas, Emilee, Ryan and Gibson; extended grandchildren; and three brothers, William, Pete and Jake.

Family services will be private. Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Keysor Funeral Service, Cato.

David Kio, Former Oswego resident

David G. Kio, 59, of Osceola, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Rome Memorial Hospital.

Born in Auburn, he was a 20-year resident of Osceola. He previously lived in the Oswego area.

He was a member of Local 545 in Syracuse for the past 25 years. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a member of Osceola Rod and Gun Club, the National Rifle Association and was a member of Osceola Town Board. He had received his U.S. Coast Guard Captains License.

He was predeceased by his; parents, George and Margaret Kio; uncles, Jack Kio, who died in 2012, and Howard Kio who died in 2001; and other uncles and aunts.

Surviving are a brother, Chip (Karen) Kio; nephew, Paul Kio; niece, Nicole Kio, all of Oswego. Calling hours and services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Spring burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

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.