Kathleen A. Osborne, managed Tops stores in Fulton, Auburn

Kathleen A. Osborne, 66, of Fulton died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Osborne was born in Rome the daughter of Agnes Reber of Rome and the late Albert Reber.

She was the manager of Tops Friendly Markets in Fulton and Auburn.

Mrs. Osborne enjoyed gardening, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her dogs Cooper and Maggie.

Mrs. Osborne was predeceased by her husband Clyde Osborne and her sister Diana Schon.

She is survived by her children Debra (Michelle King) Dixon of Durhamville, N.Y., Todd Osborn of Liverpool, her mother Agnes Reber of Rome, stepsons Shawn Osborne of Fulton, Wesley Osborne of Fulton, siblings Thomas (Alison) Reber of Fulton, Donald (Gail) Reber of Sherrill, Elaine Kerfien of Fulton, Albert (Holly) Reber of Camden.

Mrs. Osborne was the loving grandmother to her grandchildren Jacob and Elizabeth Osborn, Karlee and Taylor Nichols, and Nicholas Osborn and Cassie Osborn and her great grandchildren Harper and Izabella.

In addition she is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home 224 W. Second St. South, Fulton.

Marian Cooper Ducret, Hannibal High grad, worked for Fulton schools

Marian Cooper Ducret, 96, of Rome, Ga., passed away April 5, 2014, at Horizon Bay in Rome.

Marian was born in Sterling, N.Y., April 27, 1917, daughter of the late Howard Cooper and Amy Stone Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edwin Charles Ducret in November 1990.

She had been a resident of Rome since 1985 and a member of West Rome United Methodist Church and a member of the C. Riley Sunday School Class. She was a longtime member of Lavender Mountain Quilt Guild.

Mrs. Ducret was a graduate of Hannibal High School and prior to retirement worked for Fulton City School System.

She was an avid quilter and painter and enjoyed travel and card games.

Mrs. Ducret is survived by a daughter, Joanne D. Gaba, Rome; a son, David Ducret (Ronda), Smithfield, Maine; five grandchildren, Jeff and Chris Gaba, Marisa Ortega, Renee D’Alessandro and Paul Ducret; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Gifford, Hannibal, N.Y.; and seven nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Griffin Memorial Chapel of Daniel’s Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Sterling Center, N.Y., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to West Rome United Methodist Church and Heyman HospiceCare.

James S. Albright, worked at Nestlé, belonged to Fulton Alliance Church

James S. Albright, 70, of Fulton passed away Monday, April 7, 2014.4-12_OBITalbright

A native of Buffalo, Jimmy had resided in Fulton since 1963. He was employed by Nestlé Co., Fulton, for more than 30 years. He had previously worked for Rogers Riverside Dairy and Malone’s Restaurant, both in Fulton.

Jimmy was a member of Fulton Alliance Church, the Alliance Men, the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Nestlé Quarter Century Club.

He was predeceased by his mother, Gylda Albright who died in 1999.

Surviving are a sister, Katherine E. Hunter of Gulfport, Miss.; a niece, Helen Mace; grandnephews, Michael and Macchia.

Memorial services will be held 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at Fulton Alliance Church, Fulton. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton Alliance Church, 1044 State Route 48, Fulton, 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of
arrangements.

Robert A. Duval, longtime Oswego resident

Robert A. Duval, 49, of Oswego died Wednesday April 9, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse, after a courageous battle with colon cancer.

Robert was born in Oswego, the son of Robert E. Duval of Oswego and the late Suzanne (Horton) Duval.

In addition to his mother, he was also predeceased by his sister Janet Tucker and his beloved dog Pheobe.

He is survived by his father, Robert E. Duval; sisters Roberta (Erman) D’Alesandro of NC, Deborah (Kenneth) Graham of Fla.; five nieces, Christina, Jessica, Janelle, Brianna, Katie; and two great nieces Alyssa and Alexis.

Calling hours are 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday (today) April 12 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Private spring burial will be in Oswego Town Rural Cemetery.

Dawn Burton Ryder, worked for Syracuse Home Association

4-12_OBIT.ryderDawn Burton Ryder, 84, of Palermo, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at the home of her daughter.

She was born in Fulton, the daughter of the late Alvah and Agnes Watt Burton.

She was a certified nurses aide for the Syracuse Home Association.

She was a member of the Palermo Methodist Church, the Palermo Grange and the Ladies Home Bureau of Palermo.

She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Ryder, in 2001; a son LaVerne Ryder in 2011; a daughter, Rosalee Graham in 2010; and siblings Quentin Burton, Marjorie Barney and Bruce Burton.

She is survived by three daughters, Kelly (Tim) Savage, of Palermo, Rebecca (Don) Dolbear of Palermo and Allison (Paul) Ryder of Palermo; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held in the North Volney Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, N.Y.

Jeannette Dixon Peacock, former Fulton city personnel director

4-12_OBITpeacockJeannette Dixon Peacock, 82, of Fulton, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, April 7, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

She retired from the city of Fulton as personnel director.

She previously worked in the art department at Sealright Packaging Co. and at The Fulton Patriot newspaper creating page layouts as one of the “ink-stained wretches in the back room.”

Jeannette was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fulton and its choir. She was the last surviving original member of the Fulton Hobos and was an award-winning local artist, working primarily in oils and acrylics.

Jeannette served as a foster mother for 57 children. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapter, 105, O.E.S. and served as the first Queen of the Organization of Triangle in Fulton.

She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Mabel “Greatie” Dixon and by her sister, Barbara Dixon Phelps, who died in January 2014.

Surviving are her four children, Sheila (Mary Jackson) Peacock of Manlius, Marcia Peacock of Sterling, Bruce Peacock and Lawrence “Lee” (April Parry) Peacock all of Fulton; grandchildren, Haley and Taylor Jackson, Michael (Lynn) King, Adam (Alicia) King, Robert (Amber) Acker and Nicholas and Andrew Peacock; great grandchildren, Ava and Addyson King and Jade Acker; brothers-in-law, Bruce Phelps and Roy Peacock; nieces, Linda Russell and Carol Hoyt; a cousin, Naomi Snyder and great nieces and great nephews.

Calling hours were Friday, April 11, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday (today) at the funeral home, the Rev. Jeffrey Hodge officiating.

Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.

Sunrise Rotary inducts Bullard

Dave Bullard was inducted as the newest member of Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. Bullard is assistant public information officer for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and manages the public relations and marketing at the Great New York State Fair. Bullard was a founding member in 1999 of the Sunrise Rotary and we welcome him back. Pictured from left are President-elect Dennis Goss, Bullard and President Ed Garrow. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
Dave Bullard was inducted as the newest member of Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. Bullard is assistant public information officer for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and manages the public relations and marketing at the Great New York State Fair. Bullard was a founding member in 1999 of the Sunrise Rotary and we welcome him back. Pictured from left are President-elect Dennis Goss, Bullard and President Ed Garrow. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Custom Taylor Band highlights Memorial Day salute

The good times of summer are not that far away starting with Fulton’s Memorial Day Salute Saturday, May 24.

The entertainment will feature Chris Taylor’s Custom Taylor Band, Central New York’s premier Top 40 country music band.

Brass exchange will also be showcased.

Our festivities include a great Saturday morning parade, carnival rides, talent show by CNY Arts Center, fireworks and an abundance of food and drink provided through Fulton’s service clubs and Veterans’ Council.

Our 2014 theme is “Showing Gratitude to Our Veterans.” Jim Weinhold, honored 2014 Veteran of the Year, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Saturday parade.

Representatives from the Fulton Service Clubs and the Fulton Veterans’ Council organize Memorial Day Salute.

The chairperson of this year’s event is Larry Macner. Mark your calendars for this event to kick off summer 2014 in Fulton.

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