Category Archives: Obituaries

Paul Fields, Vietnam War veteran

Paul Fields
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.

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.