Mental health expo today at War Memorial

Catholic Charities is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday May 10 (today) at the Fulton War Memorial.

Mary-Margaret Pezella Pekow of Catholic Charities said the event is free and open to the public.

“We wanted to host this event to educate, fight stigma and improve awareness of mental health topics and services in our county,” she said. “There will be representatives from Oswego County service providers at the event to give out information and educate the public on services that are available in our county.”

Catholic Charities was founded in 1930 and has expanded its agency with many programs and services that have touched thousands of children, families and individuals throughout Oswego County.

Generous gifts and donations to Catholic Charities have supported more than 160,000 children, woman and men in need.

For more information, contact Mary-Margaret Pezella-Pekow at or 598-3980.

Patrick J. Pasho, truck driver for Reeves Farms

5-10_OBITpashoPatrick “ Pat” J. Pasho, Sr., 59, passed away at home May 5 surrounded by his loving family who were extremely proud of his courage with all he endured.

He was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Ralph and Mariela (Ackerson) Pasho.  Mr. Pasho has been a resident of Hannibal, NY since 2005.

He was past employed as a truck driver with Reeves Farms, Lysander, NY.

Mr. Pasho is survived by his wife, Patricia Pasho of Hannibal; three children, Patrick Pasho II of Baldwinsville, Dale Pasho of Hannibal, Stephanie (Quentin) Thomas of Hannibal; four siblings, Bobby Pasho of Syracuse, NY, Susan (Jim) Tracy of FL., Torrie Paninski of Syracuse, Cristy Pasho of Utica, NY; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. David Nethercott. Burial will be held privately.

Calling hours were Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Charles D. Bush, chemical technician

5-10_OBITbushThe world lost a whole lot of sunshine  April 30, 2014 when Charles D. Bush left us after a devastating battle with multiple myeloma.

Charlie fought until the end to spend as much time as he could with those he loved and leaves behind. His spirit will live on through the many precious memories he made with his wife Melissa and step-son Scott Harvey, his parents Dolores and Cleon Bush, his brother Scott Bush and niece Chelsea Bush.

Charlie’s extended family includes his aunts and uncles, Ken and Annabelle Baldassarre, Ellen Baldassarre, Marge Baldassarre, and Brenda Baldassarre, his in-laws Robert and Elizabeth Vaughn, his brothers and sisters in-law Lawrence Vaughn and Connie Parrow, Gregory and Therese Vaughn, Janette and Norm Hagen and Tracy and Jeff Armour.

He was lucky to also be surrounded throughout his life by a multitude of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Charlie was so lucky to have the many wonderful friends he now leaves behind, all of whom have been so supportive through his illness.

His lifelong friend Wesley Foley and his wife Brenda, his auction buddy Jim Love, and his IBM family, Rick Malek, Paul Riley, Bill Shumacher, Bob Weissflogg, Bob Tinklepaugh and Jim Ketchuk, who have helped to wile away the hours, telling stories and enjoying each other’s company.

Charlie’s greatest sadness was to be leaving behind his special little love Sybrina Wilkins and her family.  He wanted so badly to watch her continue to grow up and to enjoy her antics and accomplishments.

Charlie is pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents, Francis and Elsie Botting, paternal grandparents Charles and Florence Bush, many aunts and uncles, and his stepson Todd Harvey.

Charlie graduated from Marathon Central School, class of 1977. During his young life he excelled in school, once winning a trip to California for an essay contest held by the Izaak Walton League of America.

He loved and participated in sports all through his life and was especially proud of being a member of the Section IV Championship baseball team from Marathon.  He graduated in 1979 from TC3 with a degree in chemical technology.

After college, Charlie spent a majority of his adult life working for IBM/Endicott Interconnect as a chemical technician. He took great pride in the work he did.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved using the hunting cabin his father built in Lapeer as a home base where he, Wesley and Rick spent many a hunting experience.

Everything Charlie did, he did with his whole heart. He was an amateur arborist and had a mini 100-tree orchard at his parents’ home.

Charlie was very knowledgeable about pottery, silver, old books and maps. He enjoyed researching, buying and selling them, and he would travel near and far to auctions, seeking out great bargains.

Charlie loved to travel around the area checking out the natural beauty and restaurants in the area. Ithaca, with all of its falls, was one of his favorite places to wander.

As Charlie was all about making sure everyone had an enjoyable time in life, his family invites you to join us for a celebration of Charlie’s life at the Silo Restaurant, Greene, NY from 2 to 4 p.m. May 24.

Memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Behe Funeral Home Inc., 21 Main St., Oxford, NY. Memories and condolences may be shared be visiting

Charlie Bush – You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, may you find peace and solitude until we meet again.

Kenneth Ryder, Linda Jodway Ryder, ran businesses in Fulton, Phoenix

Kenneth Ryder, 73, of Oswego passed away of natural causes April 30.

His wife, Linda Jodway Ryder, 66, followed her husband with her own passing due to natural causes May 5.

Ken and Linda were married for 48 years and spent that time living and working in the Fulton community.

Ken and Linda owned and operated “Kenda’s” restaurant in Fulton for more than a decade beginning in the mid-1970s. They also ran the snack bar in the Family Auction Center in Phoenix from the early 1980s to the late 1990s.

Ken and Linda could frequently be seen around town driving their food service truck until the early 2000s.

Ken and Linda are survived by three sons, Kenneth Ryder of Hannibal, Phillip (Heather) Ryder of Syracuse and Michael (Sharon) Ryder of Hannibal; six grandchildren, Zachary, Nikolas, Kaitlyn, Katrina, Devin and Kyla.

Ken also is survived by his siblings, Robert, Shirley Karen and Pam. Linda also is survived by her loving sisters, Carol Hartle of Hannibal and Ann Lupton of Oswego.

Private services will be held by the family.


Leonard A. Daniels, veteran, inspector at Tactair Fluid

5-10_OBITdanielsLeonard A. Daniels, 74, of Fulton, passed away suddenly Friday, May 2 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

He retired as an inspector for Tactair Fluid Controls, Inc. in Liverpool and he had previously worked at Sealright Co. in Fulton.

Leonard served in the U.S. Army during the 1960s.

He was the son of the late, Clyde and Madeline Daniels and was predeceased by a sister, Mary LaBoda.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Gladys Daniels of Fulton; two children, Julie (Christopher) Pepper of Volney and Alan (Susan) Daniels of Fulton; four grandchildren, Taylor and Cole Daniels and Zachary and Madison Pepper; siblings, Linda (Jim) Webb of Sackets Harbor and Robert (Jane) Daniels of Volney; many nieces and nephews.

The family will greet family and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 12 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are encouraged to the Manor at Seneca Hill Activities Fund, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, NY 13126 or to the VA Medical Center, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210.

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