Category Archives: Obituaries

Mary Fryer, Phoenix resident

Mary Fryer
Mary Fryer

Mary E. Fryer, 97, life resident of Phoenix, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

She was born to her late parents, Ora V. (Dolbear) and Claude P. Wallace, Dec. 28, 1915. She was a 1934 graduate of Phoenix High School. She was a homemaker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Avery F. Fryer in 1991; her daughter, M. Karen Thompson in 2003; her son-in-law, Jack I. Thompson in 2012; her grandson, Shawn I. Thompson in 1999; her brothers, Ralph and Karl; and her sisters, Geraldine and Marjorie.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Keith L. and Diane Fryer of Baldwinsville; her grandchildren and their spouses, Dean and Andria Thompson, Jeremy and  Melissa Fryer, and Karen and Michael Chapski; Diane Thompson, widow of Shawn; eight great-grandchildren, Kyle, Chad, and Allyson Thompson, Jenna and Taylor Fryer, Brandon Thompson, Thomas and Alexa Chapski; her brother, Earl “Bob” Wallace of Baldwinsville; her two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Ellsworth of Baldwinsville and Eleanor Fisher of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held tomorrow, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. with calling hours before the service from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Spring burial will be in Upson Corner’s Cemetery, 920 County Rt. 45.

Contributions may be made to the Phoenix Fire and Rescue or Phoenix Public Library.

Claribel Soules, Fulton resident

Claribel “Betty” Soules, 107, of Fulton, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

She was born in Holmesdale, Pa. to the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Pickeral) Spry.

Mrs. Soules was a resident of Fulton for over 40 years. She was a seamstress with Ward Leonard, Mt. Vernon, NY. Mrs. Soules was a member of the RSVP and Senior Chorus.

Claribel Soules was a past member of the First Congregational Church and the United Church of Christ.  She an accomplished seamstress she enjoyed making baby clothes for Dexterville Church.

She is survived by her children,  Donald Soules of Mt. Vernon, Vivian Apicelli of Fulton, and Gloria Bersito of Baldwinsville; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren;and  many great-great-grandchildren,

Funeral services were conducted Friday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton. The Rev. David Nethercott officiated. Burial will be held in Our Lady of Peace, Phoenix.

Calling hours were held Thursday at the funeral home.

Edward Devendorf, Army veteran

Edward F. Devendorf, 79, of Fulton, died Dec. 27, 2012 at Oswego Hospital, Oswego.

He was born in Syracuse to the late Earl and Cordelia (Campbell) Devendorf. He has been a lifetime resident of Fulton.

Edward Devendorf was a United States veteran, having served in the Army as a Private 1st Class from 1953 to 1955. He was a painter with the Painter’s Local #38, Oswego.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Helen Devendorf in 1997; twin brother, Theodore Devendorf in 2005; and his daughter Shelley Horning in 2012.

Mr. Devendorf is survived by his children, Lance Devendorf of Fulton, Patricia (David) Kuhl of Scriba, Greg (Kelly) Devendorf of Carthage, Patrick (Rebecca) Devendorf of Fulton, and Tyrone McDougal of Oswego; his longtime companion, Grace Gault of Fulton; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services will be held in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton with Rev. Mark Kimpland.  Calling hours were conducted Monday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Anna Stupp, Fulton resident

Anna M. Stupp, 92, of Fulton, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Michaud Residential Health Services.

She was born in Auburn to her late parents, Louise (Bacon) and Elmer Cady, Aug. 28, 1920. She was an employee of GE, Syracuse.

She was predeceased by her son, Gordon C. Stupp, July 12, 1962.

Surviving are her children, George Stupp, Gregory Stupp, Gary Stupp, Betty Worth, and Keith Stupp; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Services are at the convenience of the family with an eventual burial in Sandridge Cemetery, Schroeppel.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Homes, Phoenix, has charge of arrangements.

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Carleton Sahm, Korean War veteran

OBITS-SahmCarleton_WCarleton “Carl” Sahm, 80, of Hannibal, died at home Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

He was born in Clay, a son to the late Ernest and Elsie Sahm. He lived in Clay until 1983 when he moved to Hannibal and started a life with his beautiful bride, Debra.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War where he served in the 10th Battalion out of Amboy. He was a volunteer fireman serving from 1953 to 1983 with the Clay Volunteer Fire Department.

He retired from General Electric in 1988. During his retirement years, he worked as a carrier for the Palladium Times, was a vegetable farmer and drove school bus for the Fulton City School District where he met his good friend, Andy Butler.

Mr. Sahm and his wife enjoyed spending their summer’s camping at the Piney Woods Campground in North Rose, where they met a lot of good friends. Carl was a New York Yankees fan, was always willing to help others and had a lot of good stories and laughs around the campfire.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Ronald Sahm; sisters, Betty Rose, Eunice, Dorothy and Sharon; brothers, Milford, Arloe, Ernie and George; and his in-laws, Marilyn and Ray.

He is survived by his wife, Debra; children, Shirley (Dick), Carleton, Jr. “Butch”, Teresa, Cynthia, Debbie and Mike; sisters, Mary Jane, Barbara, Bernice, Nancy, Beatrice, Diane and Linda; daughter-in-law, Bonnie (Carl) Thompson; cousins, Leona Sahm, Edith and Cliff Blair, close friend, Mary Turner; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dogs, Molly and Bella and his cats, Tinkerbell and Peanut.

Calling hours and service were held Monday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Burial, with military honors, will be in the spring at Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Sahm may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126 or to the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 252, Hannibal, NY 13074.

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Anna Bouchard, Phoenix resident

OBITS-BouchardnaAn_WAnna L. Bouchard, 90, of Phoenix, died Dec. 29, 2012 at home with her family by her side.

She was born in Fulton to her late parents, Sarah (Doughan) and George Hansen, June 26, 1922. She was a graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1941, and later was a fine homemaker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis A. Bouchard, April 3, 2006; and her brother, George A. Hansen, April 28, 2006.

Surviving are her son, William T. Bouchard of Clay; her daughter, Sonya L. Dennison of Phoenix; three grandchildren, Cinda Bonvouloir, Roger Dennison, and Kristin Bouchard; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Dennison, Madison Britton, Cole Britton, and  Cameron Riveria; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours and services were held at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home. A funeral mass was also held at St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix. The Rev. Philip

Brochmyre officiated. Burial was in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

David Roth, Marine Corps veteran

David E. Roth, 80, of Fulton, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at home.

He was born in Oswego, a son to the late Charles and Evelyn Knight He and lived all of his life in the Volney  and Fulton areas.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He retired in 1992 from the Nestle Company where he worked for 38 years.

He was a lifetime member of the Fulton VFW Post #569.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Carol Yager Roth, who died in 2009; a son, David G. “Rusty” Roth, who died in 2004, and by a sister, Elizabeth Roth Douglas who died in 2005.

He is survived by five children, Susan (Larry) Stowell of Marietta, Ga., Arlene (John) Loughrey of Fulton, Alan Roth of Fulton, George (Liz) Roth of Petal, Miss. and Darren (Brenda) Roth of Fulton;  five step children, Michael Loosen, Theresa Vescio, Chris Spiegel, Karen Bennett and Melissa Crandell; two sisters,  Lillian Stone of Oswego and Evelyn Cowley of New Haven; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A calling hour will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4 with a memorial service to follow at the Church of the Nazarene, 914 Utica St., Fulton.

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

Contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene or to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, was in care of arrangements.