Fitzpatrick honored with adviser award

Craig Fitzpatrick will be honored as a 2013 top adviser of Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc., a broker/dealer based in Syracuse.

Of more than 900 advisers associated with Cadaret, Grant, Fitzpatrick was among the 20 percent who qualified for the prestigious award.

Fitzpatrick has been serving clients at Pathfinder Investment Services, a division of Pathfinder Bank, based in Oswego, since 2010. He will work with new and existing client portfolios to implement information received from the conference.

“I am grateful to have had a successful year, but I am most honored to work with people and clients who make my job so rewarding,” Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick will attend the company’s annual top advisers conference, this year located in Southampton, Bermuda, May 1-4, where he will be awarded for his outstanding achievement.

Cadaret, Grant, a privately owned broker/dealer headquartered in Syracuse, supports nearly 900 registered representatives in more than 400 branch offices nationwide. The company provides service, advanced technology, effective marketing tools, and a supportive business environment for financial advisers.

Pathfinder Bank is a New York state chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego, whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The bank has eight full-service offices located in Oswego, Fulton, Mexico, Lacona, Central Square, and Cicero.

Ferro interns at Chirello agency

Sarina R. Ferro, a senior marketing major at SUNY Oswego, has joined Chirello Advertising this spring as an intern, it was announced by Steve Chirello, owner.

Ferro, a native of Greece, NY, will be working on research, writing and production for advertising campaigns dealing with newspapers, magazines, TV commercials, brochures, video production, and web design. Within the marketing realm, Ferro will be working on advertising and marketing tactics as well as publicity.

“Sarina will be involved in market research for our clients in financial and retail arenas, copywriting, and assisting with advertising, marketing, public relations planning and operations,” Chirello said. “We are delighted to have her passion and enthusiasm for public relations and marketing here at Chirello Advertising.”

At SUNY Oswego, Ferro is a member of the American Marketing Association, and through it works with social media, promotional events, local businesses, faculty and student involvement, and club awareness on campus and throughout Oswego.

Since starting at Chirello Advertising, Ferro had the opportunity her first day as an intern to travel to the Channel 9 television station in Syracuse to be in one of Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s TV commercials.

“I never realized all the little details that went into creating a 30-second commercial and I could not believe that they wanted me to be the girl in the “Pod of Gold,” prize vault to catch as much play money as I could in thirty-seconds,” Ferro said. The commercial is a part of a current membership referral campaign.

Following completion of her bachelor’s degree at SUNY Oswego in May, Ferro plans to begin an internship in Rochester, Baltimore and Texas with Frito-Lay, owned by PepsiCo., this summer.

“After completing the 12-week program in sales and marketing, interns are often offered full-time employment,” Ferro said.

Located in Fulton, Chirello Advertising celebrates its 18th anniversary in 2014. The firm offers full service advertising, public relations, and marketing expertise to a variety of industrial, professional, institutional and retail clients throughout Central New York.

The agency, working with in-house staff and outside associates, specializes in public relations planning, web design, streaming video, video production, television, radio, print advertising and collateral material.

Chirello can be contacted at 592-9778 or visit the website at www.chirello.com.

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.

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