Ralph J. Plata, Sealright retiree, former Polish Home member

Ralph J. Plata, 89, of Fulton, died Friday June 27 at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

Mr. Plata was born in Oswego, NY to the late Joseph and Mary (Kruppa) Plata.

He retired from Sealright Co., Fulton after several years working as a machine operator.

He was a past communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton. Mr. Plata was a past member of the Fulton Polish Home.

He was pre-deceased by his wife Charlotte Plata in 2009.

Mr. Plata is survived by his children,  Thomas Plata of NC, Tamara (Tony) Santiago of CA; brother, Frank Plata of Oswego, and sister Azelyn Alfiere of Syracuse; NY and two grandchildren, Nicole Plata and Christian Plata, both of WI; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held noon Thursday July 3 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted 11 am. to noon Thursday July 3 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Editor’s Note: Early deadlines next week

It’s now summer and the Fourth of July is barreling down on us.

And with that holiday, comes some changes at The Valley News.

We will have early deadline this coming week. If you want to get a notice, letter to the editor, calendar items or anything in the paper for Saturda,y July 5, I must have it in my email or on my desk by 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. 

We will be putting the Saturday paper together on Wednesday, July 2, instead of Thursday so that’s why we need items in early. Continue reading

Liverpool man dies in Hastings motorcycle crash

A Liverpool man died Thursday night in a motorcycle accident on County Route 12 in Hastings, Oswego County Sheriff’s deputies said.

Anthony J. Gorgoni, 46, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson in a southwesterly direction at about  8:45 p.m. when the motorcycle left the north side of the road, hitting a marker post and earth embankment.

Gorgoni was taken to Upstate University Hospital by SOVAC Ambulance and was pronounced dead.

Members of Central Square Police Department and Central Square Fire Department assisted at the scene. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

It’s time for the Oswego County Fair!

An overview of the hustle and bustle at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek during the annual Oswego County Fair. The fair opens its run this year Wednesday July 2 and runs through Sunday July 6. There is free admission and free parking, but some grandstand shows may charge an admission fee. The fairgrounds is on Ellisburg Street, a left turn off Route 11 if you’re heading north right by the Tops grocery store.
An overview of the hustle and bustle at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek during the annual Oswego County Fair. The fair opens its run this year Wednesday July 2 and runs through Sunday July 6. There is free admission and free parking, but some grandstand shows may charge an admission fee. The fairgrounds is on Ellisburg Street, a left turn off Route 11 if you’re heading north right by the Tops grocery store.

fairBy Debra J. Groom

It’s summer, time to get outdoors and have some fun.

And what better place for some fun than the Oswego County Fair.

July 2 kicks off the 2014 version of the fair, complete with everything attendees have come to know and love and even some new attractions. Continue reading

George E. Weldin, retired from Carrier Corp.

George G. Weldin, 85, of Oswego, died Monday June 23, 2014 in Seneca Hill Manor, Volney.

He was born in Granby, and has been a lifetime resident of Oswego County. Mr. Weldin retired from Carrier Corp. in Syracuse as an air compressor builder.

He was a former Granby Volunteer Firefighter, a member of the National Campers and Hikers Association, and the Fulton and Oswego Stamp Club.

Mr. Weldin was predeceased by his wife Charlene Weldin in 2014, his daughter Katrina, and grandson George Carvey.

He is survived by his children Ola (Paul) Williams of AK, Bruce (June) Weldin of SC, Donnajean VanBuren of Fulton, stepdaughters Florence Ross and Cynthia Masuicca of Oswego, sister Nellie Hillman of Oswego, and several grandchildren.

Funeral services, and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego. 

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