Leon J. Rogers, former Fulton resident

Leon J. Rogers, 75, a former resident of Fulton, passed away Monday, May 12 in Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda M. Rogers; sister, Norma Hokanson of Mississippi; five sons, Robert A. (Rose), Dale S. (Linda), Dana J. (Marie), Steven M. (Shannon), James L. (Sandy); daughter, Donna G. Rogers; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services and burial to follow at Roosevelt Cemetery, State Route 49, Schroeppel.

Donations may be sent to the Cancer Care Co-pay Assistance Foundation, 275 Seventh Avenue, NY, NY 10001. Please reference your donation in memory of Leon J. Rogers.

Jack Jones, veteran, Alcan retiree

5-17_OBITjonesJack Jones, 74, of Oswego, passed away Sunday May 11 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Oswego, N.Y., to the late Claude and Nina (Dingman) Jones.

Mr. Jones has remained a life resident of Oswego, N.Y. He graduated from Oswego High School.

Mr. Jones was a United States veteran, having served in the Air Force for five years from 1959 to 1964.

He retired after 34-plus years from Alcan Aluminum in 2002.

Mr. Jones was an avid fan of NASCAR and football. He was a member of the St. Joseph Golden Agers and Oswego Elks Lodge.

He was pre-deceased by his daughter Colleen Jones, and siblings Geraldine Demm, and Claude, Robert and William Jones.

Mr. Jones is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 52 years, Josephine DiGaetano Jones of Oswego; three children,  Craig (Donna) Jones of Florida, Christine (John Spotswood) Jones of New Haven, NY, and Cory (Tracy) Jones of Sterling, N.Y.; one sister,  Beverly Bonner of Oswego; five grandchildren, Timothy, Bryan, and Veronica Jones, Breanna and Hannah France; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

Funeral service was held Thursday May 15 in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, and at St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Greg Kreinheder.

Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours were May 14  in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Oswego Health Hospital Care and St. Joseph’s Church.

Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 240 W. First St., Oswego, NY 13126 and the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Myrtle Hubbard, co-owned potato farm, loved to braid rugs

5-17_OBIThubbardMyrtle  A. “Myrt” Hubbard, 83, of the town of Granby, passed away Thursday evening May 8, 2014.

She was born in Rich Mountain, Arkansas  March 3, 1931 to her late parents, Alice (Beck) and Argus Mackey.

She was a engaged in potato farming with her late husband, Ralph A. Hubbard for many years, known as Hubbard Farms.  Myrt enjoyed braiding rugs.

 Predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Ralph A. Hubbard on Sept. 16, 2012; her daughter-in-law, Janette L. (Cramer) Hubbard on Nov. 27, 2013; her son-in-law, William A. Whipple, Sr. on Aug. 16, 1999.

Surviving are her two sons, Thomas Hubbard of Fulton, Kirk (Debra) Hubbard of Phoenix, NY; two daughters, Kim Whipple of Pennellville and Cynthia Pluff of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Amy Upson of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins.

 Calling hours were Tuesday May 13 in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Graveside service only on Wednesday May 14 in Jacksonville Cemetery, town of Lysander,  with the Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating.

Fulton police searching for Price Chopper robbery suspect

Robbery Suspect

Fulton Police are investigating a report of an attempted robbery at
Price Chopper located at 12 W. First St. S. in the City of Fulton.

On May 18,  at about 1:20 a.m., officers responded to Price Chopper
and found that an unknown white male entered the business and passed a note to the clerk demanding money. No weapons were observed.

The suspect was last seen leaving the area on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5’7″ – 5’8″ tall, wearing a
tan colored Carhartt jacket, purple ball cap and loose fitting sweat
pants.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to
contact the Fulton Police Department at 598-2007, or at the anonymous Tips Hotline at 593-TIPS.

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Abigail Shatrau student artist for May

One of the pieces of artwork by Abigail Shatrau.
One of the pieces of artwork by Abigail Shatrau.

From high school to college, this senior artist has big plans.

Abigail Shatrau, named by CNY Arts Center at its Student Artist of the Month, is now 18 and almost ready to go out in the world. But life started out a bit different from what her future plans are.

Born and raised in Fulton, Shatrau has grown from crazy noodle art, glitter and glue, Lego building, paper people building and much more to a wonderful artist.   Continue reading

Brian Dick golf tournament June 14

The fourth annual Brian Dick Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 14.

People can sign up now to participate. All proceeds go towards the Brian Dick Memorial Scholarship at John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix.

The tournament is captain and crew format with four-person teams. The cost is $75 a person or $300 a team. This includes green fees, cart, hot dog, beverage at the turn, dinner after at Tavern on the Lock, skins, red tee, mulligan and extra putt (each player gets one extra putt to use during the round).

The event will be at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Palermo.

For information, call Nicole “Coco” Doty at 532-8489 or Gordy Dick at 561-9046  by June 1.

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