It’s time for a few updates on what’s been going on at The Valley News.
First off, let me wish everyone a happy summer and happy bass season. Summer starts today and I welcome all that comes with it — warmer temperatures (not hot, mind you, just warm, say 80 degrees), sunshine, camping, flowers, fresh veggies and fruits, sleeping with the windows open and of course, fishing. Continue reading →
Russel Stannard, 76, of Sterling died Thursday June 19 in Oswego Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Stannard was born in Boonville, NY, the son of the late William and Winifred Stannard.
He retired in 1995 as a chief lock operator for the NYS Canal Corp. He served in the US Navy from 1955 until 1969.
Mr. Stannard was a member of the American Legion Post 1, Albany NY, and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 658, Fair Haven. He was a Fair Haven village trustee from 1974 until 1978 during their Bicentennial Celebration.
Mr. Stannard is survived by his wife, Patricia Stannard of Sterling; children Janice (Jeff Treasure) Skinner of Sterling, Darlene (Ron Dates) Burley of Martville, Lee Simpkins of Hannibal, Arica (Mark) Harteis of Oswego; sisters June MacArthur of Oswego, Carol Brookes of FL, Donna Cooke of Fair Haven; 13 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial in Springbrook Cemetery will be private.
The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego
Barbara J. Butler Matzke, 62, formerly of Fulton, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home in Oswego on Thursday, June 19.
She had resided in Old Forge and Watertown for many years. Barb enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, reading, crocheting and playing Bingo.
Surviving are her six children, Aaron (Trisha) Matzke of Fort Worth TX, Susan Matzke of Boonville, Corinna (Christopher) Scribner of Phoenix, Michelle (Dennis) Wilcox of Colorado Springs, CO, John (Audra) Matzke of Fulton and Holly Kranbuhl of Boonville; three siblings; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many “adopted children”.
Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services to immediately follow at 1 p.m.