Bernard Drake, 95, of Fulton was buried noon Friday, May 22 at Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander with the last rite of committal to be given by Rev. Jeff O’Brien. Military honors will be bestowed by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Lawrence “Larry” Galvin, Sr., 84, of Oswego and formerly of Fulton, passed away Sunday, May 17 at his home. Larry was a 22-year Army veteran and was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal Silver Clasp with One Loop, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Expert Badge Rifle M14 and the Meritorious Unit Citation. He had served two tours in Korea and Vietnam. Larry was an active member of the Fulton Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where he served as a deacon for 12 years; on the board of ministry, taught bible studies, a leader of the prayer chain as well as visiting people in the hospital, nursing home and private residences. Larry also hosted missionaries in his home and was involved in missionary work. Larry was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, the former Patricia A. Clark Galvin, who passed away November 15, 2013, and a brother, Fredrick Galvin, who passed away in 2004.
Surviving are his eight children, Gail (Mark) Steele of Md., Larry (Nanette) Galvin, Jr. of Ill., Brent (Cathy) Galvin of Hannibal, Mike (Denice) Galvin of Minetto, Vicky (Mike) Hokanson of Fulton, Jeannie (Tim) Salisbury of Buffalo, Tricia (Jeff) Spoto of N. Syracuse and Linda (Chad) Sheldon of Fulton; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, who also knew him as ‘CooCoo,’ because of his famous birdcalls.
Calling hours were Friday, May 22 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at noon today at St. Mary’s Cemetery, S. Seventh St., Fulton. Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to The Gregory J. Harris Military Courtesy Room at Hancock International Airport, 5701 E. Circle Drive #335, Cicero, New York 13039.
Henry E. Wolvin, 89, of Fulton, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre in Syracuse. He was born on March 26, 1926 in River Rouge, Mich., a son to the late Nelson and Grace Abrams Wolvin. After 35 years, Henry retired from Whitehead and Kales in Michigan. He was predeceased by four siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanora Wolvin; three sons, Michael, Henry, Jr. and Dennis; several grandchildren, step-children and step-grandchildren as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
At Henry’s request there will be no services. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, has care of the arrangements.
Graveside services for Catherine “Cass” Mills, 59, who died on March 20, 2015, will be on Friday May 22, at 11 a.m. in Pennellville Cemetery, county Route 54, Pennellville, N.Y. The Rev. Jeff Hodge will officiate. Arrangements by Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY 13135.
Mark A. Loveland, 46, of Camillus, passed away Monday, May 4 at home. He was born in Oswego and raised in Fulton. He was a 1987 graduate of Faith Heritage School and attended Nyack College. Mark was employed by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department for more than 20 years before retiring in 2014. For 12 years he served as a K9 officer and 15 years as a SWAT officer, as well as being a volunteer at W.A.V.E.S. Mark was a member of Christ Community Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are his wife, Kate; children, Connor, Hannah, Ben, Ethan, Melody and Marek; step-sons, Jack and Scott; his parents, Ernest and Sandra of Fulton; brothers, Larry (Steph) of Emporium, Pa., James (Jasmine) of Victoria, Minn.; sister, Melissa (Greg) of Charlotte, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Services were private.
A graveside service for Sandra L. Harris, 71, who passed away on Feb. 5, 2015, will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Fairdale Cemetery in Hannibal. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
By Colin Hogan
Voters in the Fulton City School District approved a $68.6 million budget for the 2015-16 school year and re-elected two sitting board members Tuesday.
The budget, which reflects a 1.91 percent increase in spending and a 1.75 percent hike in the tax levy, passed 368-262.
With fewer than 800 votes counted Tuesday evening, Superintendent Bill Lynch said voter turnout was down compared to most years, but he was still pleased to see the public supporting all of the proposals in this year’s referendum.
“It was an okay turnout, but we usually have more votes — often around 1,000 or 1,200. We always hope for a big turnout, because then we know that we’re getting the will of the people,” Lynch said.
In addition to next year’s budget, voters also approved a proposal for two wheelchair-accessible buses and a small funding increase to the Fulton School District Public Library, which last year changed its charter to become a school district tax levy-funded entity. The bus proposal, which passed 347-179, is projected to cost no more than $160,000, and Lynch said most of that could be covered by state aid. The library will now see its tax levy funding increase from $350,000 to $357,344, with that proposal passing 366-155.
Two sitting board of education members, Tim Crandell and Daniel Pawlewicz, were re-elected after running unopposed. Crandell was re-elected with 396 votes. Pawlewicz, the board’s vice president, was re-elected with 391 votes.
“We’re very pleased with the support of the budget, the transportation proposal and that both our current board members are returning,” Lunch said. “We’re also very pleased for the library. It’s good to see they’re getting the support they need through all of the their changes.”
Voters in the Hannibal area also approved their school district’s $30.7 million budget with a count of 235-106.
The referendum also included three propositions: one for the purchase of three school buses, which passed 259-79; one to increase the maximum amount held in the district’s reserve fund, which passed 171-167; and one to establish a transportation reserve fund, which passed 189-147.
HCSD voters also elected three unopposed board members: Jessica McNeil with 227 votes, K. Michael LaFurney with 227 votes, and Marlow Cuyler with 221 votes.