Category Archives: Oswego News

August Morgia, veteran, steelworker

5-29_OBITmorgiaAugust Morgia, 83, of Oswego died Friday May 23, 2014 in St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse. 

Mr. Morgia was born in Oswego, the son of the late Antonio and Florence (Polega) Morgia. 

Mr. Morgia was a United States Army veteran serving from 1948 until 1952. He retired from Northern Steel as a steelworker. 

Mr. Morgia was a member of the American Legion Post 286. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly Morgia of Oswego; their children Gina (Scott) Sheridan of Oswego and Carla (Craig) Lahr of Florida; and grandson Craig Lahr. 

Graveside services and burial were Tuesday at St. Peter’s Cemetery. 

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Charles Woodworth IV, loved fishing, NASCAR

Charles H. Woodworth IV, 23, of Oswego, passed away Saturday May 24 after a yearlong battle with cancer.  

Born in New Jersey, he had lived in Oswego for most of his life. 

He was a 2009 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton and a 2011 graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College, earning a certificate in Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics.  

Chucky enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.  

He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his parents, Charles H. and Christine Woodworth, III; a sister, Sarah; maternal grandparents, Sandra (Richard) Frankevich of Pulaski and Winfield (Marilyn) Drennon of Florida; paternal grandparents, Charles H. and Donna Woodworth, Jr. of Oswego; aunts and uncles, Cynthia (Chuck) Tayburn, Brian (Jacqueline) Drennon, Doug (Barb) Drennon, Cindy (Bill) Woodworth, Brenda (Mark) Lyons and Kathy Woodworth; great aunts and uncles, Faye Grishka, Alice Woodworth and Jim (Dale) Painter; his buddy, Casper the cat and several loved cousins.  

A service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.  Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.  

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today) at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to Upstate Cancer Center, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, 13210.

Carol J. Johnson, formerly of Oswego

Carol J. Johnson, 80, formerly of Oswego, passed away Friday, April 18 at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton. 

She was the daughter of the late, Lynn and Ruth Lewis Johnson.

Surviving are her two sisters, Lynne “Bunny” Phillips of Georgetown, TX and Judith (Richard) Tyler of Hannibal; nieces and nephews, David and John Scharf, Patricia Becker, Jill Gilbert and Susan Messer; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31 with a memorial service immediately following at 11 a.m. at the Hannibal United Methodist Church, corner of Church and West streets in Hannibal. 

Burial will be at Onondaga Valley Cemetery in Syracuse. 

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton and Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego for the love and care that Carol received during her stay. 

Memorial gifts may be given for Michaud Residential Health Services through the St. Luke – John Foster Burden Fund, 299 E. River Road, Oswego, NY 13126. 

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of the arrangements.

John Lagoe, veteran, head cook at Wade’s Diner

J5-29_OBITlagoeohn Lagoe, 70, of Oswego died Saturday May 24, 2014 at the Veterans Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Oswego, the son of the late George and Dorothy (Dale) Lagoe Sr.

Mr. Lagoe worked at Wade’s Diner since 1960 starting as a dishwasher and later becoming the head cook.

He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR.

Mr. Lagoe served in the United States army from 1967 until 1969.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Gene Lagoe, George Lagoe Jr., and Carol Losurdo.

Mr. Lagoe is survived by his sister Sharon Crisafulli, of Oswego and close friend Anne Demm of Oswego, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Wednesday at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be private. Calling hours wre Wednesday at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

David Izyk, worked at Novelis

David Izyk, 33, of Scriba, died Thursday May 22, 2014. 

He was born in Oswego, the son of John and Donna (Manwaring) Izyk of Scriba. 

David was employed with Novelis of Oswego. He enjoyed camping with his family and going hunting. 

In addition to his parents, David is survived by his children, Xavier M. Izyk and Arianne L. Izyk of Scriba; his wife Jennifer Rogers of LA; his sister April L. Marshall of Oswego and his brother Christopher J. Izyk of Oswego; nephews Taylor and Jacob Marshall; and his maternal grandparents William E. and Barbara A. Manwaring of Oswego; aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents John and Rita Izyk. 

Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

A flower to brighten the day at BOCES

Devon Foster, left, and Joe Gardener learn how to make a single carnation wrap from Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology student Kristin Hartle, foreground. Devon and Joe are students in Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES and organized a random acts of kindness project in which they presented a flower to several random strangers. The idea for the project was spurred from classroom discussions about community building, peace and the virtues that embody a responsible citizen. In the pink shirt is Oswego County BOCES school counselor Stacey Turtura.
Devon Foster, left, and Joe Gardener learn how to make a single carnation wrap from Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology student Kristin Hartle, foreground. Devon and Joe are students in Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES and organized a random acts of kindness project in which they presented a flower to several random strangers. The idea for the project was spurred from classroom discussions about community building, peace and the virtues that embody a responsible citizen. In the pink shirt is Oswego County BOCES school counselor Stacey Turtura.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Simple acts of kindness can brighten another person’s day, are often an inspiration, and have the power to create a positive ‘pay it forward’ movement. 

A shining example of this is a random acts of kindness project coordinated by Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES.  Continue reading

FFA students flourish at state convention

Two members of the Oswego County BOCES FFA Team captured honors at the 89th Annual New York State FFA Convention. Kayla Munger, second from left, captured fifth place honors and Jennifer Young, second from right, captured fourth place honors in the floriculture competition at the convention. The pair were among 11 teams and 44 individuals to participate in this particular competition at the annual event that draws more than 1,300 FFA members from across the state. Pictured with the two honorees above are fellow BOCES FFA members Austin Williams, left, and Bethany Gregory, right.
Two members of the Oswego County BOCES FFA Team captured honors at the 89th Annual New York State FFA Convention. Kayla Munger, second from left, captured fifth place honors and Jennifer Young, second from right, captured fourth place honors in the floriculture competition at the convention. The pair were among 11 teams and 44 individuals to participate in this particular competition at the annual event that draws more than 1,300 FFA members from across the state. Pictured with the two honorees above are fellow BOCES FFA members Austin Williams, left, and Bethany Gregory, right.

King receives Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship

Oswego High School Class of 2014 Graduate Emily King has been named the recipient of the 2014 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music. Shown pictured is King with Hadlow’s grandson, Shane Stepien.
Oswego High School Class of 2014 Graduate Emily King has been named the recipient of the 2014 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music. Shown pictured is King with Hadlow’s grandson, Shane Stepien.

Oswego High School senior Emily King, who will graduate in June, has received the Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music. Continue reading