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Richard A. Spencer, loved life, spread cheer, worked at Oswego Industries

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Richard A. Spencer, 73, of 299 E. River Road, Oswego, and formerly of Canastota, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego, where he has resided for the past 17 years.

He was born on March 5, 1941, in Penn Yan, the son of George and Retha Stucker Spencer.

Richard spent his early years in Canastota, and has lived in Oswego most of his adult life.

He worked at Oswego Industries for many years, and later volunteered at St. Luke Health Services.

Richard enjoyed life to the fullest. He was proud of his accomplishments and enjoyed spreading cheer wherever he could. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a large smile. He often made others feel good by complimenting them.

He liked to shop, use an iPad, listen to music, watch television, listen to his police scanner, and enjoy a good meal. All of these, he enjoyed doing with others (especially with “his girls”).

He had no known survivors. His caregivers at St. Luke Health Services remember him fondly.

Funeral services are at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James St., Canastota, with the Rev. Donna Chapman of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was with his parents in Lenox Rural Cemetery, Canastota.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Archery club offering classes

Deerslayer Bowmans Archery club at 8100 state Route 104, Oswego will hold archery classes for all ages starting at 5 years old. 

The class will start Tuesday Aug. 5 and will be every Tuesday night through Aug. 26. 

The fee for the 4 week class is $10 per participant. 

For more information or to sign up, call 806-1613.

Taekwondo America students achieve black belts

Pictured with Master Leo Pryor: (back row, left to right) Ryan Yates, Shane Guernsey, Michael Cali, Robin Goodhardt, Amanda Cali and Trevor Schleicher. Front row, left to right, Tyler Bieganowski, Amanda DeRyke, MJ Lilly, Troy Lilly and Caitie Lilly, who tested for her Black Belt last February.
Pictured with Master Leo Pryor: (back row, left to right) Ryan Yates, Shane Guernsey, Michael Cali, Robin Goodhardt, Amanda Cali and Trevor Schleicher. Front row, left to right, Tyler Bieganowski, Amanda DeRyke, MJ Lilly, Troy Lilly and Caitie Lilly, who tested for her Black Belt last February.

On June 14, several of Oswego’s Taekwondo America black belt students traveled to Watertown to participate in the 2014 Winter Black Belt Test. Continue reading

New Horizons Band, Chorus to perform Aug. 8

The Oswego County New Horizons Band will participate in a concert with the New Horizons Chorus at the Minetto United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. The band has about 42 members. Most are from Oswego County but some travel from Cayuga and Onondaga counties.
The Oswego County New Horizons Band will participate in a concert with the New Horizons Chorus at the Minetto United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. The band has about 42 members. Most are from Oswego County but some travel from Cayuga and Onondaga counties.

The Oswego County New Horizons Band and Chorus will present its annual summer community concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8  at the Minetto United Methodist Church.  Continue reading

17th Annual St. Luke-Francis Boyce Charity Tournament to be held Aug. 9

 One Swing Away From 20K? Pictured left to right are Michelle Fish and Mike Burns of The House Works, with St. Luke-Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament organizer Karen Murray. The House Works is the sponsor a $20,000 hole-in-one contest taking place during the golf tourney on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Battle Island Golf Course in Fulton. Cost for the tournament is $320 per four-person team. The field is limited to the first 25 teams that register.
One Swing Away From 20K? Pictured left to right are Michelle Fish and Mike Burns of The House Works, with St. Luke-Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament organizer Karen Murray. The House Works is the sponsor a $20,000 hole-in-one contest taking place during the golf tourney on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Battle Island Golf Course in Fulton. Cost for the tournament is $320 per four-person team. The field is limited to the first 25 teams that register.

Golfers participating in the 17th Annual St. Luke-Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Tournament could be “one swing away from 20K” thanks to The House Works in Fulton, sponsor of a $20,000 hole-in-one contest. Continue reading

Taylor-Greene joins Pathfinder

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Estella Taylor-Greene, of Liverpool, has been named an Investment Executive at Pathfinder Investment Services, a division of Pathfinder Bank, said Calvin Corriders, vice president/sales manager.

“With nearly two decades of industry experience, her strong customer relationship and management experience will be of considerable benefit to our growing customer base in Central New York,” Corriders said. Continue reading