Joyce Louise Kenny, fan of Syracuse Chiefs and NY Mets

Joyce Louise Kenny, 72, of Granby, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 after a long illness.

She was born Aug. 4, 1941 in Fulton, a daughter to the late Samuel and Katherine Kenny and lived all her life in the Fulton area.

Joyce graduated from Hannibal High School and worked at the Sealright Company, which became Huhtamaki, and retired from there after 44 years of service.

She was a fan of the Syracuse Chiefs and New York Mets. Joyce was an avid bowler and won many trophies.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by a brother, Samuel Clark Kenny, Jr.

She is survived by several cousins, close friends and by her beloved cat, Chloe, who shared her life and was greatly loved.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be in the spring at a date and time to be announced at Mount Adnah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ms. Kenny may be made to the Oswego County SPCA-OCAWL, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Beatrice Lyons, enjoyed gardening

Beatrice J. Lyons, 95, of Scriba, passed away Monday Feb. 10 at Michaud Residential Health Services.

A native of Oswego, Bea had lived in the area for many years and enjoyed gardening.

She was predeceased by her husband, Milton “Mickey” Lyons, who passed away in 1983 and her infant son, Kenneth.

Bea will be greatly missed by her children, Ann Clark and Richard Lyons; sister, Hilda Case; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and service were Thursday Feb. 13 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Michaud Residential Health Services, 453 Park St., Fulton, 13069.

Mary Ann Cavallaro, babysitter, baker

Mary Ann Cavallaro, 94, of Fulton, passed away peacefully Monday feb. 10 at her son’s home in Syracuse.

She was born in Fulton, NY June 7, 1919, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Santa Cutuli. She and her husband Morris were married Dec. 12, 1942 in Fulton, where they lived and raised their family.

Mary worked for a short time at the Fulton Woolen Mill and in New York City during World War II. As a homemaker, she babysat for the children of several families and sold homemade baked goods. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who loved being in the midst of her family.

Mary’s door was always open for company who would gather around the dining room table for delicious food, coffee and conversation.

She was a longtime member of Holy Family Church in Fulton.

Mary was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Morris, in 1985, and by her sisters Ida Greco and Lucy Greco.

Mary is survived by her son, Maurice, of Syracuse; daughter, Linda (Gerald H) Brown of Oswego; grandsons Gregory and Christopher; sister Ann Louise of Syracuse; step granddaughters Bethany VanBuren, Renee Mulkerin, Cindy Lockler; seven step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 15, 2014 in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton.

Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday Feb. 14 at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton.

Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Merton Spencer, retired from Palermo Highway Department

Merton R. Spencer, 85, of Palermo, passed away Monday, Feb. 10 at Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego.

A native of Henderson, he had resided in the Palermo–Mexico area many years.

Mert retired from the Town of Palermo Highway Department after 24 years. He had previously worked at Nestle Co. in Fulton and on his parents’ dairy farm in North Mexico.

He was a former member of the Palermo Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Barbara Koliada Spencer of Palermo; eight children, Robert (Michelle) Spencer of Volney, Ronald Spencer of Palermo, Patricia (Joseph) Davis of Fulton, Randy (Kim) Spencer of Yarmouth, ME, Stephen (Karen) Spencer of Lakeland, FL, Pamela (Larry) Breckenridge of Lakeland, FL, Sheryl (Ken) Strait of Palermo and Susan (Ken) Beattie of Lakeland, FL; a brother, Frederick (Alice) Spencer of Central Square; a sister, Ruth (Bill) Barry of Sandy Creek; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mert was predeceased by his parents, Jesse and Mildred Hill Spencer and a brother, John Spencer.

Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following.

A spring burial service will be held at Upson Corners Cemetery in Palermo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Palermo Volunteer Fire Department.

Florence Rogers, worked at A.L. Lee Hospital

Florence L. Rogers, 86, of Fulton died Tuesday Feb. 11 at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

She was a born to the late Theron and Eva (Chapman) Clemons and she remained a life resident of Fulton.

Mrs. Rogers retired in 1993 from A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital after 20 years of service.

She is survived by her three daughters,  Margeurite (Larry Davis) Tetro of CA, Cheryl “Susie” (Mike) Snyder of Fulton, and Edith (Todd) Burdekin of Fulton; four grandchildren, Christine Tetro, Tina Donaldson, Mike Chrisman, Jamie Burdekin; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with Major James Purvis, from the Oswego County Salvation Army, presiding.

Burial will be held in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were Friday prior to the service.

Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton, is in care of the arrangements.

Fitzhugh Park elementary evacuated due to smoke

UPDATE from the police and fire departments:

At about 11:41 a.m., Oswego City Fire and Police crews were called to the Fitzhugh Park Elementary School (195 East Bridge Street Oswego, NY) in regard to a small fire
isolated in a trash can.
The school was evacuated as emergency crews arrived on scene. Upon arrival, the fire had already been extinguished by a school district employee.
The scene was evaluated by the Oswego Fire Department and deemed safe to allow reentry.
There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident, and Oswego Fire and Police personnel remain on scene investigating the cause of the fire in cooperation with Oswego City School District personnel.

Students at the Fitzhugh Park Elementary School in Oswego were evacuated from the building for a short time this morning as smoke was reported on the second floor.

Upon further investigation the source of the smoke was a fire in a waste basket.

The Oswego Fire Department and district personnel have been on the scene. 

There were no injuries.

Officials have allowed the students to return to their classrooms.

District officials are continuing their investigation  into the cause of the fire.

Snow now, tonight, tomorrow

The National Weather Service is calling for a winter storm warning for heavy snow to be in effect in Oswego County until 1 p.m. Friday (Feb. 14).

Snow will be heavy at time and there will be accumulations of an inch or less this afternoon, 4 to 7 inches tonight and 1 to 3 inches Friday.

Visibility will be as low as a quarter of a mile. Travel will be extremely hazardous with slippery snow covered roads and reduced visibilities.

Oswego State Downtown exhibits photos by Baldwinsville resident

Oswego State Downtown will open an exhibition Saturday, Feb. 15, of photographs by Baldwinsville artist Jeanne C. Lagergren.

“The Nature of Things” exhibition will feature a free public artist’s reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at the downtown branch of the College Store and gallery, corner of West First and Bridge streets in Oswego.

The display will run through March 22.

“My love of nature came from growing up on Long Island’s Great South Bay,” said Lagergren, a watercolorist and photographer who has a collection of 132 cameras, including her mother’s, father’s and her own first cameras.

“Picture postcard vistas of water, sand dunes and glorious sunsets were a creative inspiration for me,” she said. “Using my camera for taking reference photos for my watercolor paintings, the balance shifted from brushes and paint to camera and film.”

During a 38-year career in the graphic arts with Carrier Corp., her own company Checker Graphics and Xerox Corp., Lagergren often has entered photographs and watercolors in “On My Own Time” shows, and six of her works have been selected for display at the Everson Museum of Art.

She twice won “People’s Choice” awards in the competition. Her paintings and photography also have appeared at the New York State Fair, Liverpool and Mundy branches of Onondaga County Public Library, Altered Spaces and Sparky Town restaurant.

“The digital era came, my love for photography grew, and wanting to learn more I joined the Syracuse Camera Club in 2011,” Lagergren said. “Viewing the work of its talented members has been both an educational and rewarding experience.”

Among other awards, the club honored Lagergren in 2012-13 with a first-place Print Merit Award and a first-place Digital Merit Award, both in the entry-level division, and a second- and third-place award for Print of the Year.

She also received a “Feminist in the Graphic Arts” award from the Central New York chapter of the National Organization for Women.

Oswego State Downtown is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information about this and other SUNY Oswego art exhibitions, contact Tyler Art Gallery at 312-2113.

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