Huyhn joins Harmony Financial Services in Oswego

Hahn Huyhn has joined Harmony Financial Services in Oswego as an intern.

A senior at SUNY Oswego majoring in business administration, Huyhn discovered Harmony Financial Services while visiting the SUNY Oswego website, www.oswego.edu/laker_leads for internship opportunities.

“I was looking for a chance to work with a business that would be a good match for my career interests,” she said. “When I noticed Harmony Financial Services and read the synopsis of Mr. Rolfe’s business and his commitment to customer service, I knew it would be a good fit for me.”

Harmony is owned by Rob Rolfe.

Huynh has a passion for business and a willingness to help others. In addition to assisting with product and market research, Huynh will be involved with the planning of customer appreciation events and other customer service related projects, including the creation of a customer personal interest survey.

“I’m really enjoying the work I am doing,” said Huynh.  “I am also an intern at SUNY Oswego Career Services where I help students with resumes, cover letters and serve as a tutor in the accounting department.  I enjoy helping others.  My internship with Harmony Financial Services meets my values, fulfills my goals and is a great experience,” she said.

Rolfe said Huynh has proven to be a valuable asset.

“Hanh’s work ethic, passion for learning, and willingness to help others is remarkable. She is a welcome addition to our staff,” he said.

Huynh, a native of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, had previously studied at the Vietnamese International University before attending SUNY Oswego.

“It is much different from learning in the classroom. It is interesting to see how the theories we learn apply in an actual work environment,” she said.

“It’s exciting to learn new things and gain new knowledge. Working with Rob and Teri Lynn is a good chance for me to develop myself professionally.  It will make the transition from college to working life easier.  What you learn is one thing; how you apply it is another.  I feel fortunate to have this opportunity.”

Located at 31 E. First St., Oswego, Harmony Financial Services offers a complete range of financial products including mutual funds, annuities, retirement income planning, long term care insurance, life and disability income insurance, college savings plans, IRAs, Roth IRAs and 403bs.

For more information on Harmony Financial Services contact Rob Rolfe at 216-4052 or visit www.harmonyfinancialservices.com.  Securities and Insurance offered through Cadaret, Grant, & Co., Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Christine M. Wagner, loved her time at camp

Christine M. Wagner, 50, of Granby, lost a courageous battle with breast cancer on Friday, Feb. 21 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on Feb. 7, 1964 in Syracuse, she attended high school at Onondaga Central. Chris worked at Price Shopper Supermarket in Fulton for more than 20 years.

She loved to spend time at her camp with her family and friends as well as digging and planting flowers throughout her numerous gardens. She was one tough cookie and will be missed by many.

Surviving are her loving husband, Robert H. Wagner Jr., of Granby; three children, Megan Wagner of New Milford, NJ, Nicole Wagner of Rochester and Matthew Wagner of Granby, along with many close family and friends.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 (today) at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

There will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and care givers of the University Physicians Hematology / Oncology Oswego and Oswego County Hospice.

Rita M. Mentes, worked at Syracuse Pottery, Syroco

Rita M. Mentes passed away surrounded by her loving family at St. Luke Health Services on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

She was a Cohoes, NY, native, and the daughter of the late Henry Bouleris and Elizabeth (LaPlante) Bouleris. She spent most of her adult life in the Syracuse and Fair Haven area.

Over the years, she worked at Syracuse Pottery, Syroco, her husband’s business, and Cato Show Print.

She was predeceased by her husband Imre Mentes, parents, two sisters and seven brothers.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie (John) Sugar and Jill (Robert) Flack; four grandchildren, Jaclyn (Josh Blanchard) Sherman, Stephanie Sherman, Justin Sherman, and Janelle Flack; “adopted” grandson, Ron Ingison; and two great-grandchildren, Hailey Sherman and Alison Sherman-Green.

No public services will be held. A private celebration of Rita’s life will be held for immediate family only.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Marcia L. Ukleya, defense department auditor

Marcia L. Ukleya, 39, died Wednesday Feb. 19 in Community Hospital, Syracuse.

Marcia was born in Oswego, the daughter of Joseph and Loretta (Malone) Ukleya.

She worked for the United States Department of Defense in Arlington, VA, as an auditor.

Marcia was predeceased by her grandparents Louise Malone and Ed Ukleya.

She is survived by her parents, Joseph and Loretta (Malone) Ukleya of Hannibal; brother Tom (Mari) Ukleya of Clay; sister Amy (Dan) Pepper of Hannibal; grandparents Leonard Malone and Dorothy Ukleya; her nieces and nephews Kurt, Owen, Logan, and Makenzie; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services were Feb. 24 from the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego and St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours were Sunday Feb. 23 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Charles Melvin Peet, worked at BirdsEye, Red Creek Canning

Charles  Melvin  Peet, 89, of Oswego, passed away at the Pontiac Care and Rehab Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

He was born to his late parents, Emma (Blount) and Ellsworth Peet, Jan. 2, 1925.

He was a graduate of  Mexico Academy. Charlie had been a farm hand in Palermo, Volney, and Phoenix areas much of his life. He also was employed at BirdsEye, Fulton and Red Creek Canning factory, as well as working in a sawmill.

He retired from the J. Martin Co., Lake City, Fla. in 1990.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, George Peet in 2006; and his close friends, Homer L. Eastman in 2000 and Velma Ruth Eastman in 2004.

Surviving are his two sisters, Ethel Gleason of Mexico, NY, and Edith J. House of Phoenix, NY;  several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were Feb. 24 in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, with Pastor Barb Ouderkirk Pepper officiating. Spring burial in Pennellville Cemetery, Schroeppel.

Calling hours were Feb. 24 prior to the service in the funeral home.

Deborah Germon, served in U.S. Navy

Deborah A. Germon, 62, of Mexico died Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014 in the Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Germon was born in Syracuse, the daughter of the late Wallace and Helen Grant.

She served in the United States Navy from 1980 until 1984.

Mrs. Germon is predeceased by her brother, Eric Grant.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Franklin Germon of Mexico; siblings Valerie Braden of Mexico, Frank Grant of Ct., Jessica Gordon of Pulaski, and Walley Grant of Oregon.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego.

SUNY Oswego music faculty to perform March 9

Three SUNY Oswego faculty members will perform works of Enesco, Copland, Brahms and others at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Sheldon Hall ballroom as part of the music department’s Focus on Faculty series.

Pianist Robert Auler, trumpeter Terrance Caviness and clarinetist Trevor Jorgensen will present a concert titled “Musical Journey.”

The performance will showcase Georges Enesco’s “Legend,” Henry Purcell’s “Sonata,” Halsey Stevens’ “Sonata,” Aaron Copland’s “Concerto” and Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata No. 2.”

As the musicians explore the works of these historically significant artists, the audience will experience the innovative literature of compositions that have delighted listeners with their construction and beauty, organizers said.

Jorgensen said the Focus on Faculty Series is both fine community entertainment and an important teaching tool for the music department.

“Although Rob and I perform nationally and internationally in various venues each year, these concerts are perhaps the most important pedagogically,” Jorgensen said. “It is vital for our music students to hear us play in order to put into context what we ask each of them to accomplish weekly in their own applied studio lessons.”

Tickets are $8 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), and are available at all college box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu, or by calling 312-2141.

Parking is included in the price of the ticket, and is available in the lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall.

Fulton resident exhibits art at Oswego Public Library

With wonderful tracery and depth, the art of Sandy Clift is on display until April on the lowest level of the Oswego Public Library.

Her unique work includes many fine details and expands in one’s mind the longer it is enjoyed.

She recently exhibited at the River Walk Artists First Annual National and International Juried Exhibition in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Sandy (Elizabeth) Clift is a retired elementary school teacher who resides in Fulton. After her retirement in 2000, she returned to SUNY Oswego to pursue a life-long ambition to study art.

Since beginning to show her art, her work has been displayed at many local and regional shows as well as national shows in Oregon, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia and Massachusetts.

She has been a visiting artist at Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University.  Presently her work is exhibited at True North Gallery in Hamilton, Massachusetts and Lakeside Artisans in Oswego.  Her work is online at www.fineartamerica.com.  For more information email eoclift@twcny.rr.com.

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