Robert Baker         

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Robert Baker, 81, of Granby died Friday in the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Baker was born in Oswego the son of the late Leighton and Dorothy (LeFlemme) Baker. He was an operating engineer at Nine Mile I and II, and the Steam Station, before going to work for the Town of Oswego Highway Department. He is survived by his children Larry (Karen) Baker of Oswego, Cheryl Baker of Oswego, Roberta (Richard) Caprin of Arizona, Renee Ecker of Fla., Benjamin Baker of Fla., and his siblings Jerry Baker of Oswego, Ella Shatraw of Oswego, Clifford Baker of Calif., Charles Baker of Mass., John Baker of Mass., Kay Baker of Mass., nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings Helen Reedy, Ada Baker, Mary Smith, Sonny, Ralph, Sam and Roy Baker. Private burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery. Calling hours were Monday at the Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego.

Bernice Caprin Rowe

Bernice Caprin Rowe, 52, of Fulton died Wednesday at University Hospital, Syracuse after a short illness. Bernice was born in Fulton to the late Raymond and Mary Evelyn (Samson) Caprin.  She had remained a lifetime resident of Fulton.  Bernice retired after 14 years with Staff King, Oswego where she worked as a home health aide. She enjoyed being an active member of the Elk’s BPOE Lodge #830, Fulton and the Fulton VFW Auxiliary. She also loved bowling. Bernice is survived by her boyfriend of 15 years Jonne Harvey of Fulton; children Raelyn (Russ) Rowe of Fulton, Clinton Rowe, Jr., of Fulton, Michael (Shelby) Rowe of Fulton and step-daughter Sarah Harvey of West Monroe, N.Y.; ex-husband Clinton Rowe Sr. of Fulton; siblings Christine (Tim) Bartlett of Parish, Raymond (Debbie) Caprin of Hannibal, Beth (Rick) Nixdorf of Florida; four grandchildren Landon, Damien, Conner and Kaydence; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Funeral Services were held Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, where a mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Jerome Amaechi. Burial was in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, N.Y.  Calling hours were Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. Second St., S. Fulton.

DOT: Broadway Bridge work to be complete by end of September

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The rehabilitation of the Broadway Bridge in Fulton should be wrapping up by the end of September, according to the state Department of Transportation

The estimated $12.2 million project, which began a little more than two years ago, was originally expected to be finished by the end of 2013. Transportation department officials say once it’s complete, the rehabilitated bridge, coupled with improvements made to the intersection of state routes 3 and 481 in 2012, will ensure an easy flow of traffic through the city for years to come.

On Friday, DOT spokesperson Gene Cilento said construction should be done by Sept. 30.

The project has entailed replacing the bridge’s entire super-structure, including the steel support beams and concrete deck. Significant repairs its sub-structure, such as the concrete piers and abutments, have also been made. Other parts of the project include the replacement of the short arch span on the bridge’s west side with a pre-cast box unit, new curbing and sidewalks, and a new decorative railing.

When the work is complete, the rehabilitated bridge will consist of two 12-foot travel lanes with two-foot shoulders in each direction, and six-foot-wide sidewalks on each side.

Work still to be done, as of Friday, included curbing and sidewalk installations on the south side of the bridge and the approaches; paving; painting road markings; the removal of the temporary walkways; setting and cleaning the drainage structures; and laying topsoil and grass seed on the embankments and roadside, Cilento said.

According to the DOT, the cost of the project remains mostly on-budget, totaling $12,273,371.

Carl P. Richardson Sr.

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Carl P. Richardson Sr., 79, of Phoenix, passed away at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney, with his family by his side on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was born in Hastings, N.Y. to his late parents Lucy (Barthel) and Leon Richardson on Feb. 18, 1935.

He was a carpenter and the owner of Carl Richardson Insulation and Painting, and a life member of Local 747 Carpenter’s Union, Syracuse. Carl was a real estate owner and remodeled several Phoenix-area homes throughout the years.

He wintered for over 25 years in Mesa, Ariz., where he was active in the men’s club of the Velda Rose Methodist Church, as well as the local churches in Phoenix, N.Y., First Congregational

and First United Methodist. He was active in the Phoenix Sno Drifters; and his passion was extreme for the special needs playground project, Schroeppel, throughout the years.

He was predeceased by his great-grandson Patrick Cooper; his brother Solomon; and his sister Pauline.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Maureen (Gorthey) Richardson; daughter Nancy (Herb) Eaton; son Carl P. Richardson Jr.; daughter Sheryl Cooper and Michael; a

special daughter, Betty Richardson; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother Edwin (Janice) Soble; four sisters Rose Mulchey, Anna Middleton, Catherine Duell, and Grace Stone; brother-in-law Donald Pachaud; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A special thanks and appreciation extended to the staff members of the second floor at Seneca Hill Manor for their wonderful care of Carl. Memorial services were held Aug. 25 with Rev. Susan Townsend officiating.  Calling hours were held prior to the service at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Special Needs Playground, 25 Lock St., Phoenix, NY 13135 or the Phoenix Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

Nancy Walker Jenner

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Nancy Walker Jenner, 73, of Palermo, passed away at home on Thursday, with her family by her side. She was born in Syracuse, a daughter to the late Edward and Emma Walker and grew up in Baldwinsville. Nancy retired from New Process Gear, where she worked for over 30 years. She was a member of the Retreads Motorcycle Club of Fulton and a lifetime member of the Palermo Snowgoers Club. In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Howard Jenner, Sr., who died Nov. 14, 2006, and by her son, Howard Jenner, Jr., who died Feb. 2, 2011. Nancy is survived by her children, Delores (Al) Sweet of Fulton, Robin L. (Jay) Johnson of Palermo, Rusty Jenner of Palermo, Pamela Williamson of Fulton and Gail Clark of Georgia; a sister, Diana (Karl) Beck of Central Square; a brother, James (Kathy) Walker of Syracuse; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 with a funeral service at 5 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Her burial will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

Donald “Fitz” French

Donald “Fitz” French, 59, of Granby, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends. He was born to Louis H. French of Pulaski and the late Shirley Frances (Mason) and Alphonso Viscome. Fitz was born in Oswego and he has been a resident of Granby for most of his life. He retired in 2010 from the Oswego Boilermakers Local 175 after 25 years of service. In his youth he was an altar server to the area catholic churches. In his later years his passion was the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He was also interested in the conservation of the wild. Fitz was a longtime member of the Mad River Club and the Trappers Association.  In the past he enjoyed being active with dirt bike racing, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. He is survived by his five siblings, Katherine (Gene) Stone, Robert (Debra) French, Herbert French, Julie (Bruce) Knapp and David (Gail) Viscome, all of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton with Deacon Philip Kehoe officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.  Calling hours were Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc.

Rose M. Mondello

Rose M. Mondello, 92, of Oswego died Sunday Aug. 17, 2014 in St. Luke Health Services. She was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Benedetto and Rosalia (Craco) Mondello. Ms. Mondello was a licensed practical nurse at the Oswego Hospital surgical department for 35 years. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross during the wars. Ms. Mondello was a member of the Catholic Nurses Organization in Oswego, former member of Battle Island Golf Course, and the Quilters Organization. She was predeceased by her sister Bessie Kudwa and brother Joseph P. Mondello. Ms. Mondello is survived by her nieces Rosanna Kingsley of Wisconsin, Patricia Kudwa of Texas, Kathy Mondello of New Mexico City, and nephew Stanley Kudwa of Texas. Entombment will occur at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014 in All Saints Mausoleum. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Sylvester B. Bentley

Sylvester B. Bentley, 67, of Fulton, died Friday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse after a long illness. Mr. Bentley was born in Fulton and he has remained a life resident of Fulton. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Priscilla Bentley of Fulton; three daughters Amber Bentley, Tabitha Bentley, and Jennie Bentley all of Fulton; his sister Barbara Yarman of Central Square, N.Y.; and three grandchildren Olivia, Emily, and Angel. There will be no Funeral Services. Burial will be held privately in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc.

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