Category Archives: Obituaries

Shirley Mohat, Former Granby resident

Shirley J. (Renfrew) Mohat, 83, a former Granby resident, died Sunday Oct. 21, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Phoenix to her late parents, Marion Ruth Barse and William John Renfrew in 1929. She was a homemaker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Owen H. Mohat in 1999, and her brother, William H. Renfrew in 1986.

Surviving are her sons, Donald O. (Joyce) Mohat and Gary A. Mohat; four brothers, Robert (Patricia) Renfrew, Neal (Betty) Renfrew, Gordon (Anna) Renfrew, and Ernest (Debra) Renfrew; one sister, Phyllis Caines; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held today, Oct. 24 in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix.

Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Viola Kellogg, East Syracuse resident

Viola Kellogg, 71, of East Syracuse, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Syracuse.

She was born in 1941 to her late parents, Marion (Gilbert) and Thomas A. Billings. She was a homemaker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Faron Kellogg, in 2000.

Surviving are her five brothers, Robert Billings of Syracuse, Ronald Billings of Fulton, Jim Billings of Fulton, Fred Billings of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Harold Billings.

Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24 at noon in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. A calling hour will be from 11 a.m. to noon in the funeral home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

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Roy J. Cooper, World War II veteran

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Roy J. Cooper

Roy J. Cooper, 87, of Rochester Street, Fulton, died at Oswego Hospital Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.

He was born to his late parents, Florence (Wells) and Roy L. Cooper Feb. 4, 1925 in Fulton.

He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a technician in research and development with Nestle for 45 years.

He was a member of Phoenix Memorial Post 5540, VFW, and VFW Post 5335 and American Legion Post 164, both in Boynton Beach, Fla.; Callimachus Masonic Lodge 369, Phoenix; past member of the Elks Lodge, 830, Fulton; and former president of Nestle’s Recreation, office club and credit union.

He was predeceased by his wives, Bessie, Eloise, and Petra or Vivi.

Surviving are his two sons, Roy L. (Janet) Cooper of Fulton, and Gary R. (Brenda) Cooper of Newfane, N.Y.; one daughter, Libby (John) McGinley of Phoenix; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Everett (Virginia) Cooper of Lycoming, and Arnold (Helen) Cooper of Mesa, Ariz.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours were held Monday at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. Services were held Tuesday in the funeral home. The Rev. Tammie L. Nipper officiated. Burial was in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to VFW Post 5540, Phoenix, or V. A. Medical Center.

Michael Thompson, born in Oswego

Michael J. Thompson, 55, a resident of Fulton prior to moving to Pennsylvania, died Sept. 3, 2012 in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Thompson was born in Oswego, the son of the late Louis and Phyllis Thompson.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and fishing was was an avid Nascar racing fan.

He is survived by his sisters Barbara Walker of Fulton, Theresa (James) Moody of Oswego, and Patricia Preeman of Oswego, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Fulton Salvation Army.

Arrangements are in care of the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Yerfra Garry, Liverpool resident

Yerfra “Murphy” Garry of Liverpool died Monday, Oct. 12, 2012 in Sunnyside Care Center, Syracuse.

Mrs. Garry was the daughter of the late Onofrio and Rose (Arcillo) Brancato.She retired from Sibbley’s Syracuse in 1980.

Mrs. Garry was predeceased by her husband, John Garry, in 2002 and her son, James Perry, in 2012.

Mrs. Garry is survived by her son, Mark (Deirdre) Garry of North Syracuse, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial was in All Saints Mausoleum.

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Natalie Sixberry, Volney resident

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Natalie Sixberry

Natalie J. Sixberry, 82, of Volney, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Hancock, N.Y.

Born in Mexico, Maine, she was a 50-year resident of Volney. She retired from General Electric Company in Liverpool after 39 years. She enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo.

She was predeceased by her husband, Grover H. Sixberry Sr., who died in 1997; a daughter, Lila Weiland; a son, Steven J. Sixberry, Sr. who died in 2011; a granddaughter, Wendy Steingraber who died in 2002; a great-grandson, Eric Lacharite who died in 1994; brothers, James, Jr., Alfred, Robert Myers; and a sister, Stella Henopp.

Surviving are her children, Sharon (Brian) Kitney, John (Bonnie), Grover, Jr. and David (Audra) Sixberry; siblings, Bruce, William and John Myers, Betty Jean Reynolds; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in North Volney Cemetery. Calling hours were held Sunday at the funeral home.

Lisa Sheltra, former Oswego resident

Lisa L. Sheltra, 50 of Montrose, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at Commonwealth of NEPA in Scranton, Pa. following an illness.

Born January 7, 1962 in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Arlene (Hotaling) Sheltra. She was educated in the Oswego schools and was employed for many years in the construction Industry.

She enjoyed many things involving fishing, camping, and cleaning. She was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are two sons, Corey A. Inman and wife Svitlana of Loris, S.C., and Robby L. Sheltra and companion Megan of Friendsville, Pa.; three grandchildren, Alik, Ella, and Zofia; one sister, Robin Clonan of Binghamton; two brothers, Leslie Hotaling of Lacyville, Pa. and Robert Sheltra of Liverpool; step-brother, Richard McMillen of Lake City, Fla.; step-father, Gary McMillen of Florida; and companion Ricky Hunsinger of Montrose, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Linde Newhall.

Private services and Interment will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. For online condolences go to http://www.duffyandsnowdon.com/.

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Martha Anderson, worked at GE

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Martha Anderson

Martha Anderson, 94, of Fulton died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego.

Born in Fulton, she was a life resident of the Fulton and Oswego areas. She had worked at General Electric Company in Liverpool for several years. She enjoyed taking care of children. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward; a son, James; and an infant daughter.

Surviving are sister, Patricia Davis of Fulton; sister-in-law, Barb Davis of Fulton; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and service were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.