Category Archives: Obituaries

George Huff, Former Palermo resident

George L. Huff, 68, of Pulaski and formerly of Palermo, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse after a long illness.

He worked as a self-employed truck driver. He loved to hunt, visit the Adirondacks, and spend time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his two children, Crystal (Andrew) Searor of Fulton and Ryan Huff of Pulaski; five grandchildren, Andrew, Deven, Nathaniel, Catlyn and Matthias Searor; two sisters, Joyce (Robert) Roth and Bonnie Speech; a brother, Fred Larkin; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his former wife, Rosanne Huff of Fulton.

Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Beyond Borders Church of God, 873 Oneida Street (American Legion Post Bldg.) Fulton. There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Beyond Borders Church of God, c/o Andrew Searor, 874 Oneida Street, Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.

June Rose, Worked at Sealright

OBITS-RoseJune_WJune Rose, 84, of Oswego, died Jan. 4, 2013 at Oswego Hospital, Oswego.

She was born in Fulton and she has been a lifetime resident of Oswego County. Mrs. Rose was past employed with Sealright, Co., Fulton and she retired from KBC after 20 years of service as a clerk.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Ralph Rose, in 2004 and siblings, James, Lee, and Dean Bickford, Arlene VanAlstine and Veva Gallagher.

Mrs. Rose is survived by her three children, Terry (Ken Warner) Rose of Syracuse, Timothy Rose of Fulton, and Cindy (Spike) Giberson of Oswego; three sisters, Beatrice Smith of Oswego, Ellen Hawley of Fulton, and Kay (Ed) Coe of Fulton; eight grandchildren; 10 great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and funeral services were held Sunday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton. The Rev. David Grey officiated.  Burial will be held in the spring at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.

Paul Fields, Vietnam War veteran

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Paul Fields

Paul Myron Fields, 76, of Palermo, died in Lakeland, Fla. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.

He was born in Phoenix to his late parents, Gertrude Ruth (Letson) and Earl Franklin Fields, Aug. 31, 1936. He attended Phoenix High School. He was a career military man, beginning in 1954 and continuing for over the next 20 years.

He served for 12 years in the USMC with two completed tours of duty in Vietnam. He then entered the USAF for eight years, stationed in Germany as well as stateside, as an instructor for pilots in Tennessee, and on Griffiss AFB, Rome, where he retired with the rank of master sergeant.  He was stationed in several military bases of the service throughout the world.

Later, he went onto retire from a second career as a maintenance engineer for Mexico Academy & Central Schools. He was a former president of the CSEA Union, Local 1000. He was a life member of the Phoenix Memorial Post 5540, VFW and was a post commander from 1995-96, and a mem ber of its active Honor Guard Squad for over 25 years.

Paul Fields served on many committees, including the parade committee and was a marching participant in numerous Memorial Day Parades. He was a high ranking member of the Oswego County Council.

He was predeceased by five brothers, Ralph, Robert, George, Willis, and Charles; four sisters, Virginia, Vera, Elaine, and Leona; one nephew, Brian; and one niece, Julie.

Surviving are his children, Kathy A. Violante of Clinton, Susan F. (John) Collea of New Hartford, and Paul F. (Patty) Fields of  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; two brothers, James Fields of Pennellville and Gary (Chris) Fields of Phoenix; three grandchildren, Joshua, Trishia, and Amanda; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours were held yesterday at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. Services will be held today, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, 431 Main St., with the Rev. Diane Bradshaw officiating.

Burial with military honors, including the VFW 5540 squad, will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix.

Contributions may be made to Phoenix Memorial Post 5540 VFW, at 70 Culvert St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

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A. Margaret Hinman, Retired from GE

A. Margaret Hinman
A. Margaret Hinman

A. Margaret Hinman, 95, of Fulton, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

Born in Fulton, she had resided in the Fulton area most of her life.

Mrs. Hinman retired from General Electric of Liverpool after 17 years.

She was a member of the Bristol Hill Congregational United Church of Christ in Volney.

She was also a member of the Phoenix, and Palermo Senior Citizens Clubs.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul A. Hinman, who died in 1988; brothers, Paul and Donald Dexter; a sister-in-law, Alice Dexter.

Surviving are four sons, Douglas P. (Gail) and Allen F.(Lorayne) Hinman, both of Palermo, James L. (Susan) Hinman of Fulton, and David E. (Greg) Hinman of Spencer; a daughter, Janet I. (William) Carp of Palermo; two sisters, Susan Bleck of Fulton and Betty Clark of California; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held today, Jan. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. with services at 5 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Pastor Andrew Hinman will officiate.

Spring burial will be in Upson’s Corners Cemetery in Palermo.

Contributions may be made to Bristol Hill Memorial Fund, 246 Clifford Road, Fulton, NY.

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Joyce LeRoy, School bus driver

Joyce LeRoy
Joyce LeRoy

Joyce Abraham LeRoy, 69, of Fulton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse following a brief illness with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Utica July 17, 1943, the daughter of the late James C. and Mamie (Simon) Abraham.

She graduated from Utica Catholic Academy in 1961.

July 9, 1983, she was united in marriage to Charles D. LeRoy and lived in Fulton since 1983. She had worked as a sales associate at Walmart and as a school bus driver for the Fulton Consolidated School District.

Joyce LeRoy was an active member of Oswego County Visually Impaired and organized yearly Thanksgiving food baskets for those less fortunate.

She is survived her husband, Chuck LeRoy; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen (Marc) Elken;  a son and daughter-in-law, Michael (Michele) Handzel; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Elken and Max Handzel and a brother-in-law, George LeRoy.

She was predeceased by her brother, James F. Abraham.

Calling hours and services were held Jan. 4 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to Oswego County Visually Impaired in Joyce’s memory.

Helen A. Demore, Retired school secretary

Helen A. Demore
Helen A. Demore

Helen A. Harrington Demore, 92, of Fulton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Morningstar Care Center in Oswego.

Born in Fulton, she was a life resident. She retired from State Street School in 1983 after 19 years as a secretary.

Helen A. Demore had previously worked at Nestle Co., Sealright and was a Jr. and Sr. High Sunday School teacher. She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church where she was a Lay Speaker.

She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Phillip J. Demore; parents, Leon and Maude Harrington; and brothers, Douglas and Theodore Harrington.

Surviving: a son, Michael Demore of Phoenix; a daughter, Gail (Rudy) Malich of Ohio; sisters-in-law, Hazel Harrington of North Carolina and Janie Harrington of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held tomorrow, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at State Street United Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton. Spring burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery. Calling hours will be held today from 1 to 4 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Isabelle Winden, Worked at Birds Eye

Isabelle Winden, 99, of Fulton, died Dec. 30, 2012 at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

She was born in Oswego and she had remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. Mrs. Winden was past employed with Birds Eye, Fulton.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Alford Winden, in 1984.

Mrs. Winden is survived by her children, Diane Hall of Fulton, Carolyn Winden of Fulton and Eugene Winden of Futon; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephew.

There will be no funeral service or calling hours. Burial will be held privately at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Anthony DiNardo, Real-estate agent

Anthony DiNardo, 84, of Liverpool, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Loretto Health & Rehabilitation Center, Syracuse.

Mr. DiNardo was born in Fulton, the son of the late Dominic and Assunta DiNardo. Mr. DiNardo was a resident of Liverpool for most of his life. He was a real estate agent where he owned and operated DiNardo’s Real Estate in Liverpool.

Mr. DiNardo was an active member for many years at Christ the King Church in Liverpool.

He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret DiNardo, who died Jan. 1, 2012.

He is survived by his brother, Armond (Nancy) DiNardo of Fulton, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum.

Calling hours were held prior to the service at the funeral home.