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.

Charles Peet, spring services

5-10_OBITpeetServices  for Charles Melvin Peet, 89, former resident of Volney, Palermo and Phoenix, who died Feb. 19, 2014, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday May 17, 2014 at Pennellville Cemetery, County Route 54, Pennellville, NY.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY has charge of arrangements.

Judith M. Kerr, life resident of Fulton

Judith M. Kerr, 74, of Fulton, died Tuesday, May 6 at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Syracuse, Judy was a life resident of Fulton.

She was predeceased by her husband, John H. Kerr, who died in 2003; sisters, Arlene Ostrander, Marion Hyde and Margaret Jackson and a brother, Arthur Ostrander.

Surviving are  a son, John J. (Dawn) Kerr of Morehead City, NC; a daughter, Karen L. (Kevin) Hermann of Amityville, NY; two sisters,  Susan Scoggins of Liverpool and Karen Chiarella of Minetto; nine grandchildren, Allyson and Nicholas Kerr and Alexandra, Ashley, Viktoria, Christine, Timothy, Thomas and Jack Hermann;  several nieces and nephews.

A calling hour was held May 7 with service following at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Burial will be at Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA  02241-7005.

Kenneth G. “KGB” Brett, electrician

Kenneth G.”KGB” Brett, 59, of Oswego Town, died Sunday May 4, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Endicott, NY the son of the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Earle) Brett.

Mr. Brett worked as an electrician with the IBEW Local 43, Syracuse.

He was predeceased by his wife Kimberlee Brett.

Mr. Brett is survived by his children, Lana (Justin Guynup) Brett of Hannibal, Chancy (Chris) Matott of Oswego, Emmily (Kenneth) Vanvorst of Oswego, William (Victoria) Reynolds of Oswego, Ann (Arthur) Flewelling of TN; his siblings, Dan (Shirley) Brett of Oswego, Steve Brett of Fulton, Kathy (Gordon) Barkley of Hannibal, John (Kris) Brett of Fulton; 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.

Judy L. Avery, enjoyed camping, fishing with family

5-10_OBITaveryJudy L. (Gorman) Avery, 56, of Oswego, formerly of Fulton, joined her new life Saturday, May 3 at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her family, following a brief illness.

She was born in Oswego, a daughter to the late Robert D. Avery and Elinor Avery McCann.

Judy graduated from Hannibal High School in 1976. She was formerly employed for more than 15 years as a dispatcher for Fulton Taxi, retiring in 2013 due to health reasons.

She enjoyed camping and fishing with her family.

In addition to her parents, Judy was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Miller, who died in 1995.

Judy is survived by two daughters, Tiffany (Ritch) Batchelor of  Oswego and Shannon (Jordan Roth) Gorman of Palermo; a son, Kevin Gorman II of Hannibal; a sister, Nancy Greenwood of Fulton; a brother, Richard (Doretta) Avery of Liverpool; three grandchildren, Peyton, Alasia and Alizaya; companion, Robert Haynes as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Thursday, May 8 with services following at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Judy may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18.

The menu will be ham, mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Donations are not expected but will be accepted.

A collection shed is available in the parking lot at the back of the church for usable clothing items that can be recycled. Acceptable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, between  Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto.


The Experimental Aircraft Association chapter 486 at Oswego County Airport is having its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. May 11 at the EAA hangar, just north of the airport main entrance on Route 176 outside Fulton.

Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, home fries, homemade doughuts, coffee, juice and milk.

Free Young Eagle flights (real airplane rides for kids 8-17 ) with parent’s permission, weather permitting.

Contact Bob Failmezger at 591-7778 for more information


A chicken and biscuit dinner is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Sunday May 18 at the Dugway Methodist Church located on Route 104 in Parish, (two miles east of the Mexico exit off I-81).

The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, applesauce, homemade desserts, coffee, tea and lemonaides.

The dinner benefits the “It’s Not About Me” Group.

Gospel music will start at 2 p.m. at the hurch. There is no charge for the entertainment, but a love offering will be accepted.

For more information call Gloria at 298-5410.

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