Category Archives: Obituaries

Kathleen Lennon, Fulton library clerk

OBITS-LennonKathleen_WKathleen Ann Lennon, 46, of Fairway Circle, Baldwinsville, died Jan. 15, 2013 at Upstate University Hospital.

She was born July 25, 1966 to her parents, Mary Ann (Upcraft) and Harry J. Lennon.

She was a 1984 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School. She was a library clerk for over 24 years at Fulton Public Library. She also was a substitute library clerk at the Central Square Public Library.

She was predeceased by her brother, David J. Lennon, March 17, 2012.

Surviving are her mother and father, Mary Ann and Harry J. Lennon of Summerfield, Fla.; her aunt, Sue Weaver of Baldwinsville; three uncles, Charles and Robert Lennon, both of Baldwinsville, and Bruce Upcraft of Madera, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Christine B. Lennon of Phoenix; cousins, Sarah, Lori, Jody, Bill, Shaun, Andrea, Deborah, and Gerald; and her two favorite companions, Patches and Puck.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be sent to National Kidney Foundation, 731 James St., Room 200, Syracuse, N.Y. 13203 or to Donate Life at CNY Eye & Tissue Bank, 517 E. Washington St., Syracuse, N.Y.  13202.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Woodworth, Hannibal resident

OBITS-WoodworthMarjorie_WMarjorie H. Woodworth, 97, of Hannibal, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

She was a lifelong resident of Hannibal and graduated from Hannibal High School. She worked at SUNY Oswego and Harwood Nursing Home.

In her younger years, she was an active member of several civic organizations, including the Hannibal Community Church and the 4H Club.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. “Gene” Woodworth, who died Nov. 10, 1998, and a daughter, Bonnie Jean Radtke, who died April 26, 2001.

She is survived by her son, Charles E. Woodworth, Jr. of Freeville; a sister, Sheila Fowler of Verona Beach, Fla; several nieces, including Isabel Russell of Graham, Wash., Bernice (Arnold) Green of Ashville, N.C., and Kay Sharon (Don) Barney of Florida; and several nephews, including David Fowler of Fort Pierce, Fla. and James (Carol) Fowler of Vero Beach, Fla.

A Calling hour will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at God’s Vision Christian Church, 326 Church St., Hannibal.

Contributions may be made to God’s Vision Christian Church, P.O. Box 69, Hannibal, NY 13074.

Foster Funeral Home is care of arrangements.

Christine Cerklewich, Oswego resident

OBITS-CerklewichChristine_WChristine D. Cerklewich, 54, of Oswego, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 peacefully at home with her family and four golden retrievers.

She was born in Syracuse and she has been a Central New York for most of her life. Mrs. Cerklewich worked as the director of Oswego County Department of Social Services. She enjoyed hiking with her family and her golden retrievers and she was an avid reader.

Mrs. Cerklewich was pre-deceased by her father, William Johnson, who died Dec. 25, 2012.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Paul Cerklewich of Oswego; one daughter, Dr. Nicole Cerklewich of Binghamton; five siblings, Deborah Auricchio, Edward Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson, Patrick Johnson, and Joseph Johnson; her mother, Arlene Johnson; godmother, Valerie Dlugosz; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 24 at St. Mary’s Church, Oswego where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 23 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.

Contributions may be made to the Carol M. Baldwin Research Fund 14 Technology Drive, Suite 2; Setauket, NY 11773.

Lewis George, Navy veteran

OBITS-GeorgeLewis_WLewis A. George, 85, of Hannibal died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at the Syracuse Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

Born in Clayton, he was a 48 year resident of Hannibal. He retired as an insurance agent from R.J. MacDougall Insurance Agency in Fulton.

He had previously owned his own insurance agency, was a former district manager for Nationwide Insurance Company, owned his own heating and plumbing business, and was a member of the Steamfitter’s Pipefitter’s Local 73.

He was a member of the Hannibal United Methodist Church for over 50 years where he had held several offices. He was very active in the Hannibal community, serving on the school board for five years and he was a past president of the Parent Teachers Association.

He was a past president of the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce, where he was the chairman of the committee that was instrumental in bringing the First National Bank of Waterloo to Hannibal.

He was a former member of the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Department, the LaFargeville American Legion, Klock Smith Post 1788 and was a Boy Scout Leader.

He was a member of Hannibal Masonic Lodge # 550 where he was a past grand master in 1970 and district grand lecturer of the Oswego District Order of the Eastern Star.

He was also a patron of the Hannibal Order of Eastern Star where he served as the past district grand lecturer in 1978. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II.

He enjoyed playing and coaching sports, bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He enjoyed camping with the N.C.T camping group.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Sterling, Oletha and Dorothy.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, the former, Elizabeth M. House; children, Brenda Hopkins, Rick George, Debbie MacDougall and Kelly Kingsley; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great -grandson.

Calling hours were held Saturday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Memorial services with Masonic and Military Honors were also held at the Hannibal United Methodist Church.

Burial will be at the family’s convenience at Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville.

Contributions may be made in Lewis’ name to Hannibal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 89, Hannibal 13074 or Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospice – Palliative Care Unit, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.

Richard Walpole, Worked at Nestle

Richard A. Walpole, 68, of Fulton, died peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2013 with his family by his side at Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Walpole was born in Oswego, the son of the late Thomas and Beatrice (Bocco) Walpole. He was a former employee of Nestles Co., Fulton and worked as temporary employee for the NYS Power Authority, Oswego.

He was a former member of the Fulton Moose Lodge.

Mr. Walpole is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandra Walpole of Fulton; children, Kelly (Robert) Budd of Brewerton, Richard (Barbara) Walpole of Michigan, and Michael (Tracy) Walpole of Mexico; brothers, Thomas Walpole of Liverpool, Ronald (Bette) Walpole of Rhode Island, and Donald (Angie) Walpole of Rochester; grandchildren, R.J., Rebecca, Colin, Kerrigan, and Emma; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Steven Wirkes. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were conducted Monday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Mary Suydam McGivney, Fulton native

Mary Suydam McGivney, 87, of Oswego and formerly of Fulton, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Fulton, she graduated from Fulton High School in 1942 and had attended the University of Rochester.

In 1974, she moved to Fair Haven where she resided until her retirement from Dr. John Rodger’s office in 1992 upon which she and her husband, George, moved to Bonita Springs, Fla.

In 2008, she returned to New York moving to Baldwinsville.

She was an avid reader, bridge player, enjoyed exercising (walking) and travelling.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Kreiger Moore, who died in 1953, and by her second husband, George V. McGivney, who died in 2003; and sons, Thomas McGivney, who died in 1980, and Donald McGivney, who died in 2012.

She is survived by a daughter, Kelley McGivney of Peconic, Long Island; two sons, Kreiger F. (Anne) McGivney of Oswego and George M. McGivney of Syracuse; and one grandson, Bradley McGivney of Oswego.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Jan. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corner of Rochester and South Third streets, Fulton.

Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were held yesterday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Oswego County, 365 West First Street South, Fulton, NY 13069.

Oren Lindo, Retired from Nestle

Oren F. Lindo, 83, of Fulton, died Jan. 14, 2013 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

He was born in Trumansburg, N.Y. to the late Oren and Nora (Himes) Lindo. He was a resident of Fulton for most of his life.

Oren Lindo retired from Nestle, Co., Fulton after 40 years of service.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Lela Lindo in 2002; one son, Joseph Lindo in 2007; his brother, Joseph Lindo; and his sister, Mary Matott.

Mr. Lindo is survived by his three children, Sandy (Richard) Foultz of Fulton, Sherry (Lee) Porter of Fulton, and Edward Lindo of Fulton; one brother, Edward Lindo of Missouri; four grandchildren, Shawn, Chris, Kim, and Tim; four great-grandchildren, Emily, Grace, Emma, and Simon; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and funeral services were held Friday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton. The Rev. Mark Kimpland officiated.

Burial will be held in the spring at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.

Zachary Palmer, Oswego tenth grader

OBITS-PalmerZachary_WZachary Scott Palmer, 15, of Oswego, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 following a long illness with Muscular Dystrophy.

He was born in Oswego and lived most of his life in Fulton. He was a smart tenth grade student at Oswego High School. He had many friends in many places, not only in Central New York but also in Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia and Arizona.

He was willing to try anything and he loved to draw. He would often sketch dragons mixed with dinosaurs, animals and robots. He was also a Lego-maniac; he loved to tell jokes and was often known to be very outspoken.

He was predeceased by his great-grandfathers, Walter Snow Sr. and Richard Carl Felt.

He is survived by his mother, Tracy (Pete Felt) Palmer of Oswego; father, Elvis D. Hart of Fulton; sisters, Julia Palmer of Oswego, Brittney Felt of Arizona, and Brianna, Torie and Jasmine Hart, all of Fulton; brothers, Pete Felt, Jr. of Arizona, and Cameron, Cody and Elvis Hart Jr., all of Fulton; grandparents, Craig and Jo-Ann Wright of Fulton and Robert and Jane Hart; grandfather, Alfred Charles Palmer of Syracuse; grandmother, Barbara Bowyer of Massachusetts; great-grandmothers, Rosemary Snow and Rinda Argetsinger, both of Fulton; great-grandfather, Richard Wright of Sterling; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and his dog, “Scout.”

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

Contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Syracuse District Office-3151, 6315 Fly Rd., Suite 102, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Inc., 5005 Campuswood Dr., East Syracuse, NY 13057.