Mexico Village Cemetery Obits 1986-2015

 

VIRGINIA E. AMES

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – January 18, 1987
Graveside services for Virginia E. Ames, 75, of French Street, Mexico, who died Friday at the Oswego Hospital after a short illness, will be held in the spring at the Mexico village cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Inc., Mexico, is in charge of arrangements.

She was the widow of Charles Ames who died in 1984. She was a resident of the Mexico area for the last 30 years. Mrs. Ames was an artist specializing in paintings. She was a member of the Mexico Presbyterian Church and the Mexico Senior Citizens.

She is survived by one cousin, Mrs. Harry Inks of Fla.

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IRVING DAGUE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 29, 1987
Services will be today in Raleigh, N.C., for Irving Nelson Dague, 65, a former area resident who died Tuesday at his home in Raleigh. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Mr. Dague resided most of his life in Raleigh. He was an office service manager for Nationwide Insurance Co.

Mr. Dague was a World War II veteran.

Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Powell; a daughter, Carol Query of New Bern, N.C.; a sister, Phyllis Campbell of Elyria, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

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IRENE TRUAX RATHBUN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 11, 1987

Irene Truax Rathbun, 66, of John Warren White Apartments, Ames Street, Mexico, died Tuesday morning at her home.

She was employed by Nestles of Fulton as a machine operator. She was a member of the Oswego Moose Club and the Women’s Bowling Congress.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Myers of Parish and Brenda McAuslan of Mexico; three sons, William Truax, Dennis Truax and Kenneth Tuax, all of Mexico; one brother, Richards Emmons of North Syracuse; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday from the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Spring burial will be in the Mexico village cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

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JOHN RAMSEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 11, 1987
John H. Ramsey, 74, of Lincoln Avenue died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Ramsey was a life resident of Mexico. He owned and operated Ramsey’s Department Store.

He was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Preman; a daughter, Nancy Murray of Mexico; a son, John R. of Mexico; a sister, Mrs. Homer Ludington of Fulton; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the family home.Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the family home.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance or Mexico United Methodist Church.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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FRANCES GILL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 16, 1987
Services for Frances H. Gill, 78, of Cedar Village Apartments, who died Tuesday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Miss Gill retired from Oneida Ltd. She was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church and a past matron of Victoria OES Chapter. Miss Gill also was a past noble grand of the Mexico Rebekah lodge and past district deputy. She was a member of the auxiliary of Stone-Davis American Legion Post.

Surviving are five sisters, Margaret Weeks of California, Ethel Dunlop of New Jersey, Mary Brandon and Ruth Greenway, both of Mexico, and Irmalee Hillick of North Syracuse; four brothers, Paul Gill of Florida, George and Hugh Gill and DeMelt Graves, all of Mexico.

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EARL GUYETT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 29, 1987
Earl A. Guyett, 88, of 114 Sunrise Terrace, Liverpool, died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Medical Center after brief illness.

A native of Watertown, Mr. Guyett lived many years in Mexico, N.Y., before moving to Liverpool in 1958. He owned a dairy farm in Mexico and retired in 1967 from Crouse-Hinds Co.

His wife, Madeline, died in 1955.

Mr. Guyett attended Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Helen M. Francis of Savannah and Shirley Parks and Ruth M. Milea, both of Liverpool; two sons, Earl A. Jr. of Redwood and Jack of Middletown; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a nephew.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Maurer Funeral Home, Liverpool, the Rev. Paul L. Couch officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 300 Second St.

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PEARL N. IRWIN

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – June 28, 1987
Pearl N. Irwin, 83, of Gansevoort, died Friday at her home after a long illness.

A native of Basom, she lived in Vermillion before moving to Gansevoort about five years ago.

Her husband, Silas Irwin, died in 1985.

Mrs. Irwin was a former housekeeper at the Pleasant Acres Nursing Home in Central Square.

Surviving are one son, LaVern of Gansevoort; a sister, Flora Muntz of Corfu; a grandson; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Watson Funeral Home in Central Square. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, 206 South Main St.

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GLADYS DUNNING

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 28, 1987
Services for Gladys O. Gannett Dunning, 86, of North Street, who died Sunday at Oswego Hospital, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Mrs. Dunning was a life resident of the Mexico area. She owned a general store more than 30 years.

Mrs. Dunning was a former deacon of Mexico Presbyterian Church and a former member of Victoria Chapter 205, OES. She was a charter member of the Mexico Duplicate Bridge Group and a member of the Oswego County Association for Retarded Citizens.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Campbell of Mexico; a son, Charles G. of Canastota; two sisters, Catherine Gannett of Oswego and Ruth Rose of Zephyrhills, Fla.; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Mexico Public Library.

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PATRICIA A. NEW

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – September 7, 1987

Services for Patricia A. New, 54, of 5817 John St., Mexico, who died Saturday at the State University of New York Health Science Center after a short illness, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Mrs. New was a life resident of the Mexico area. She was a teller for the Oswego City Savings Bank for nine years.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel J. of Mexico; one daughter, Tammy Cole of Mexico; one son, Dana L. of Mexico; two grandchildren; her mother, Julia Diehl of Oswego; and two sisters, Rose Drumm of Baldwin Park, Calif., and Helen Seeber of Fulton.

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BURT BURROWS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 22, 1987
Services for Burt O. Burrows, 83, of 220 Tecumseh Road, who died Sunday at Van Duyn Home and Hospital, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at J.P. Burns & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 515 Westcott St.

A native of Cherry Valley, Mr. Burrows lived in Syracuse since 1957. He was formerly employed at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital and Tecumseh Country Club.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian; a daughter, Barbara Burrows of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews.

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MARY G. SACHEL

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – September 26, 1987
Mary G. Sachel, 85, of West Main Street died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Sachel was a life resident of the Mexico area. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church.

Her husband, Christ, died in 1984.

Surviving are two daughters, Victoria Roach and Mary Lou Feeney, both of Mexico; three sons, George and James, both of Mexico, and Tim of Pulaski; two sisters, Jesse Grochoski of Liverpool and Josephine Bachman of North Syracuse; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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CATHERINE M. YABLONSKI

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – September 26, 1987
Catherine M. Yablonski, 67, of Mexico RD 2 died Friday at University Hospital, Syracuse.

Born in Rouses Point, Mrs. Yablonski lived in Mexico 43 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church and New Haven Senior Citizens and was active in Cub Scouts and Little League.

Surviving are her husband, Mike; two sons, Virgil of Fulton and Gary of Mexico; three sisters, Mae Tupper, Marie McGinness and Ella Smith, all of Massena; a brother, Paul Neverette of Cortland; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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HELEN M. BACKUS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 12, 1987
Helen M. Backus, 76, of Mexico RD 1, died Sunday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

She was born in New Haven and lived in Mexico most of her life. She was a former employee of the Mexico Independent and was a retired postal clerk in Mexico.

She was a member of the Home Bureau of Mexico, the Snow Belt Association and the Mexico Senior Citizens. She was a 50-year member of the Victoria Chapter 205, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband, Herbert; one daughter, Charlotte Cerbis of Syracuse; one brother, Robert Mack of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made McFee Ambulance Corps, Van Buren.

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ARCHA MOOT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 13, 1987
Services for Archa H. Moot, 71, of Lehigh Road died Monday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 7385 Park St.

A native of Mexico, N.Y., Mr. Moot lived in Pulaski since 1937. He was employed until 1966 with Carrier Corp. and retired in 1972 as a boatsman on the Ohio River.

An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Moot was a life member and former commander of the Robert Edwards Post 358, American Legion, and a life member of Voyager Salon of the 40 and 8 Society in Oswego. He also was a member of Amvets and Dads of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are his wife, the former Alice M. Fox; four sons, John J. and Kimberly H., both of Pulaski, Barry of Altmar and Edwin M. of Hurst, Texas; three daughters, Nancy Sweatland of Williamstown, Patricia Reed of Parish and Caprice Hooge of Pulaski; a brother, Gerald of Mexico; five sisters, Lena Austin and Anona Hall, both of Pulaski, Grace Thompson of Fulton and Florence Coburn and Doris Popp, both of Ohio; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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JACOB LYDIC

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 14, 1987
Services will be private for Jacob Edgar Lydic, 80, of 7465 Rome Road, who died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Mr. Lydic was born in Starford, Pa., and lived in Mexico, N.Y., before moving here recently. He was employed with Easy Washer in Syracuse and later with the Oswego County Highway Department. He was a member of the Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Lou Lydic; a stepdaughter, Beverly Lydic; a brother, John of Baltimore, Md.; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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IDA K. MAGIOUDIS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – November 24, 1987
Burial services for Ida Kessler Magioudis, 90, of West Chester, Pa., who died Oct. 8 at a Pennsylvania nursing home were in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Mrs. Magioudis was the widow of Michael Magioudis.

A teacher, she retired from the Gary, Ind., School District. She received a degree in home economics from Rochester Institute of Technology and attended Cornell University.

Surviving are two daughters, Delcina Esser, of Kennett Square, Pa., and Despina Bournazos, of Tiburon, Calif.; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home had charge of local arrangements.

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HULBURT CROUCH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 5, 1988
Hulburt Crouch, 80, of Hall Road, died Friday en route to Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Crouch was a lifelong resident of Scriba.

Before his retirement, he had been employed as a carpenter by area contracters for more than 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Ernestine (Blunt) Crouch; a son, Lee Crouch of Scriba; six daughters, Christine Henderson of Oswego, Marjorie Sabin of Fulton, Beverly Babcock of San Diego, Marlyn Westerhouse of Kokomo, Ind., Louise Snow of Scriba and Marion Wyman of Oswego; five sisters, Rachael Tice and Mary Deitrich of Fulton, Helen Kennedy and Evelyn Fink of Scriba, and Louise Grizswald of Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, James of Scriba, John and Joseph of Oswego; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Dowdle Funeral Home, 154 E. Fourth St. with spring burial in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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REXFORD E. HOLBROOK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 18, 1988
Rexford E. Holbrook, 79, of 5789 John St. died Thursday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of North Volney, Mr. Holbrook resided most of his life in Mexico. He retired in 1972 as an expeditor from General Electric Co., Syracuse.

Mr. Holbrook was a member of Fernwood United Methodist Church and served as sextant of Mexico Village Cemetery from 1974 to 1982.

Surviving are his wife, the former Gertrude Pickard; three daughters, Betty Rogers of Mexico, Eloise Holbrook of Syracuse and Bonnie Wallace of Mexico; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico.

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DAVID M. JEWELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 24, 1988
David M. Jewell, 34, of Route 104 died Wednesday at University Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Jewell was a native of Syracuse. He was a welder with Tico Irigation Co., Williamstown. Mr. Jewell also was a student at BOCES in Mexico.

Mr. Jewell was a member of Mexico First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Eileen Douglas; three sons, David II, Daniel and Lee, all at home; his parents, Milton and Laura Jewell of Mexico; his maternal grandparents, Harry and Ethel Covard of Syracuse; a sister, Bonnie Thayer of Parish; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. Laurie Day officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps.

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HARRIET LEONARD

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – April 7, 1988
Harriet Leonard of Main Street died Wednesday at a Syracuse nursing home after a long illness.

A native of Ithaca, Mrs. Leonard lived in Mexico since 1923. She was the widow of Dr. Harsey Leonard.

She was a member of the Mexico Presbyterian Church, the Century Club, and the Victoria Chapter, OES. She served several years on the Mexico village board.

Surviving are a daughter, Florence Wilbur of Boca Raton, Fla.; two sons, Richard of Henderson Harbor and Harsey of Mexico; two sisters, Betty Parker of Claremont, N.H., and Helen Rose Kelly of Ithaca; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. Lori Day officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5205 Washington Ave.

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JOSEPH BAUMGARTNER

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – April 15, 1988
Services for Joseph E. Baumgartner, 72, of Tollgate Road, who died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital, are 2 p.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today (April 15) at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of South Dakota, Mr. Baumgartner lived in Mexico for 45 years. He retired in 1979 as a custodian for the Mexico Academy and Central School.

He was a member of the Akbeit Lodge 168, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a former member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife, the former Flora Haley; two daughters, Judy Mannise, of Mexico, and Mary Hardy Maring, of Pulaski; two stepdaughters, Marian Kratochvil, of Tuscon, Ariz., and Roberta Horan, of Kent, Wash.; two stepsons, Edward Moriarty, of Fair Haven, and Robert Moriarty, of Savannah, Ga.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.

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RAYMOND G. BABCOCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 30, 1988
Services for Raymond G. Babcock, 68, of 5991 E. Main St., who died Thursday at Oswego Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Pulaski, Mr. Babcock resided most of his life in Mexico. He retired as a truck driver from Carlson Trucking Co., Oswego. During the 1930s, Mr. Babcock served with the Civilian Conservation Corps. His wife, the former Mary Jones, died in 1983.

Mr. Babcock was a member of Local 317, Teamsters Union.

Surviving are five daughters, Sharon Babcock and Carolyn Truax, both of Mexico, Mary Ellen Woolson and Joan Phelps, both of New Haven, and Diane Sanderson of Pulaski; two sons, John of Mexico and Richard of Syracuse; a brother, Robert of Rochester; two stepsisters, Velma Smithers of Mexico and Marjorie Hall of Fulton; and seven grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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ERNESTINE CROUCH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 20, 1988
Ernestine Crouch, 72, of Hall Road died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

A native of Painted Post, Mrs. Crouch lived in Scriba 25 years. Her husband, Hulburt, died March 4.

Surviving are three daughters, Louise Snow, Marion Wyman and Christine Henderson, all of Oswego; a stepson, Lee Crouch of Scriba; three stepdaughters, Marjorie Sabin of Fulton, Beverley Babcock of San Diego, Calif., and Marilyn Westerhouse of Kokomo, Ind.; three sisters, Margaret Lester, Mildred VanBuren and Blanche Greene, all of Oswego; a brother, Alfred Blunt of Mexico; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Dowdle Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 154 E. Fourth St.

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CECILE E. BUCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 7, 1988
Services for Cecile E. Buck, 73, of Pulaski Hill Road, who died Sunday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Grace Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Miss Buck was a life resident of Mexico. She retired as a secretary from the Oswego County Department of Social Services in Mexico. She previously was a secretary with Edward Crawford Plumbing and Heating Co., Oswego.

Miss Buck was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She served many years as the organist for that church and the United Methodist Church of Mexico. She was an officer and musician for Victoria Chapter 205, OES, and a past noble grand of Silvercrest Rebekah Lodge 229. Miss Buck also was a member of the auxiliary of Stone-Davis Post 384, American Legion.

Surviving are a brother, Donald Buck of Mexico, and several cousins.

Contributions may be made to the music funds of the United Methodist Church of Mexico or Grace Episcopal Church.

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FLORENCE E. FULTS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 6, 1988
Florence E. Fults, 89, formerly of Liberty Street, died Tuesday at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Oswego.

Born in Norwood, Mrs. Fults lived in Mexico about 70 years. Her husband, Howard E., died in 1970. Mrs. Fults had been a registered nurse with Oswego Hospital and the former Oswego County Home Infirmary. She was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Fults was a member of Victoria Chapter 205, O.E.S., and a member and past president of the auxiliary of Stone-Davis Post 384, American Legion.

Surviving are a daughter, Louise Clark of Mexico; a stepbrother, Ford Wilber of Norwood; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps.

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GEORGE P. VANSTEENBERGH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 5, 1988
George P. VanSteenbergh, 80, of Potter Road died Thursday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

A native of Rheinbeck, Mr. VanSteenbergh lived in Mexico since 1948. He retired in 1966 as the owner and operator of a farm in Mexico. Mr. VanSteenbergh also retired as a custodian from Mexico Academy Central School and, when living in Rheinbeck, he was a carpenter.

Mr. VanSteenbergh was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Gladys Lawson; a daughter, Cathie Marsden of Mexico; a son, Richard of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a foster daughter, Arlene Greenleaf of Pennellville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a niece; and three nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., the Rev. David Wolcott officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Fund.

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GEORGE A. TRUMBLE

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – August 11, 1988
George A. Trumble, 64, of Mexico Point Road, RD 1 Mexico, died this morning (Aug. 11) at home after a long illness.

Born in Altmar, Mr. Trumble lived in the Mexico Point area for the past 12 years. He had been an employee of the Oswego County Highway Department.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Annetta Snow Trumble; two sons, Michael of Altmar and Grover of Williamstown; seven daughters, Helen Sheridan of Mexico, Georgia Hammond of Oswego, Cleo Weaver of Lacona, Constance Mascaremus of Mexico, Jacqueline Allen of Williamstown, and Yvonne Allen and Lillian Stowell, both of Altmar; a stepson, Richard Wood of Fulton; six stepdaughters, Margaret Monteith of Pulaski, Linda Nichols of Coates, N.C., Patricia Arnold and Connie Abbott, both of Fulton, and Deborah Dunn and Jennie Harrington, both of Pulaski; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two bothers, Grover of Port Byron and Kenneth of California; two sisters, Roxanne Britton of Williamstown and Evelyn Alcock of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. William O’Neil officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today (Aug. 11) and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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JOHN KOERNER

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – August 14, 1988
John Koerner, 50, of RD 1, Mexico, died Saturday morning in Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a native of West Germany and had lived in Mexico since 1962. He was a litho-photographer for the Mexico Independent before his illness. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico.

Surviving him are his wife Anna Schauer Koerner; a daughter, Sabina Brennan of Pulaski; a son, John F. of Mexico; a granddaughter; his parents, Johann and Theresa Berschneider-Koerner of West Germany; a brother, Adolph of West Germany; two sisters, Vroni Kern of West Germany and Winnie Lara of Colorado Springs, Colo.; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea. Burial will be in Mexico Village, Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps of Mexico, or St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church.

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LILLIAN E. BELLOW

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 19, 1988
Lillian E. Bellow, 91, of Pulaski, died Thursday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital.

Born in Mexico, Mrs. Bellow lived in Liverpool before moving to Fernwood in 1945. She graduated from Mexico district schools. Her husband, Harrison B., died in 1966.

Mrs. Bellow was a charter member of Pulaski Weslyan Church and was a Gold Star mother.

Surviving are three sons, Charles E. of Fernwood, Donald L. of Pulaski and Lynn E. of Richland; a sister, Mildred Dean of Detroit, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 7385 Park St.

Contributions may be made to Pulaski Weslyan Church.

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LEETA RYNEARSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 9, 1988
Memorial services for former Mexico resident Leeta Rynearson, who died July 1 in Largo, Fla., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Mrs. Rynearson lived in Mexico before moving to Largo 30 years ago. She was a former member of Mexico United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Allen; and a nephew, Ken Fellows of Canastota.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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VIOLA F. SPENCER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 28, 1988
Services for Viola F. Spencer, 68, of Smithers Road, who died Monday at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Fulton, Mrs. Spencer resided most of her life in Mexico. Her husband, Frank D. Sr., died in 1966. She was an adult education teacher.

Mrs. Spencer was a member of North Mexico United Methodist Church. She served 36 years as a 4-H leader in Mexico.

Surviving are a daughter, Lillian Duger of Hannibal; three sons, Orlo of New Haven, Frank Jr. of Parish and William of Colfax, La.; a brother, Fred Miller of Colfax, La.; two sisters, Muriel Douglas of Parish and Edna Miller of Whittier, Calif.; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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JOSEPH YABLONSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 17, 1988
Joseph Yablonski, 77, of Favor Road, died Sunday at the Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Pennsylvania, Mr. Yablonski moved to Mexico soon after he was born. He retired from Crucible Steel in 1971 after 30 years of service.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former Iona Jones; four sons, Richard of Florida, Michael of Syracuse, Leonard of Fulton and Stefan of Oswego; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Bonnie Niles of Mexico and Nancy Vendetti of Syracuse; a stepson, Eugene Johnson of Syracuse; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; four brothers, Walter, Michael and Stephen, all of Mexico, and Theodore of Arizona; two sisters, Margaret Garawecki of Rome and Olga Clarke of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico, the Rev. Leo Heizman officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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NEWTON L. MINER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 16, 1988
Graveside services for former Mexico resident Newton LeRoy Miner, 68, who died Nov. 8 at his home in Punta Gorda, Fla., will be at 3 p.m. today in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Mr. Miner lived in Mexico and River Ridge, N.J., before moving to Florida seven years ago. He was a civil engineer. Mr. Miner was a graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School.

Surviving are his wife, Helen; a son, Gary N. of Port Charlotte, Fla.; two daughters, Joan Koestner of Harrisburg, Pa., and Catherine Campbell of Ovid; his mother, Floy Miner of Oswego; and seven grandchildren.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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RICHARD L. CURTIS SR.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 16, 1988
Richard Lyle Curtis Sr., 56, of Route 3 died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, after a long illness.

A native of Ellisburg, Mr. Curtis also lived 15 years in New Jersey before moving to Mexico eight years ago. He was a maintenance mechanic for more than eight years with Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. at the Nine Mile 2 nuclear plant. Mr. Curtis previously was a police officer for 12 years in East Brunswick, N.J.

Mr. Curtis was a communicant of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church and a member of Local 478 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, the former Joan Wieboldt; three daughters, Pamela Herrington of Glen Burnie, Md., Debra Zahn of Ricard and Jodi Curtis of Mexico; two sons, Richard Jr. of Pulaski and Christopher of Des Moines, Iowa; his mother, Genevieve Curtiss of Lewiston; three brothers, Ralph and Duane, both of Niagara Falls, and George of Lewiston; two sisters, Shirley Backus of Natural Bridge and Donna White of Sandy Creek; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead and 10 a.m. in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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CHARLES M. CHAMPION

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 24, 1988
Charles M. Champion, 66, of County Route 16 died Wednesday at Veterans Administration Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Oswego, Mr. Champion lived in Mexico since 1973. He was a constuction worker. Mr. Champion was a member of Local 214, Laborers Union.

An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Champion was a member and former commander of Edick-Hamlin Post 369, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an avid bowler.

Surviving are his wife, the former Carol LeFever; a son, Charles of California; four daughters, Valerie Rameriz of Syracuse, Debbie Ladd of Binghamton, Cheryl Dechenes of Fulton and Colleen Zielinski of Palermo; three brothers, Norman of St. Louis, Mo., and Francis and Neil, both of Scriba; four sisters, Phi Robarge of New Haven, Greta Noyes of Oswego, Jeanette France of Phoenix and Betty Farrar of Baldwinsville; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. Allan Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico, or the American Lung Association.

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PAUL H. BRADISH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 1, 1988
Services for Paul H. Bradish, 77, of Route 3, who died Tuesday in Bradenton, Fla., will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 910 Fay St.

A native of Syracuse, Mr. Bradish resided most of his life in the Fulton-Mexico area. His wife, the former Agnes M. Munger, died in 1986. Mr. Bradish retired in 1973 after 20 years with General Electric Co.

Mr. Bradish was a member of Bristol Hill Congregational Church, Volney.

Surviving are two sons, William H. of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Edwin L. of Fulton; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Bristol Hill Congregational Church.

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GERALDINE E. MARSDEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 6, 1988
Services for Geraldine E. Marsden, 57, of State Route 104, who died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Oswego, Mrs. Marsden resided most of her life in Mexico. Her husband, Harrison, died in 1986.

Surviving are two sons, George and Gregory, both of Mexico; a daughter, Laurie Marsden of Mexico; three sisters, Betty Weaver of Hastings, Norma Wylde of Caughdenoy and Virginia Tucker of Mexico; three brothers, Charles Howard of Mexico and James and Leon Howard, both of Brewerton; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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MICHAEL E. PALLOTTA – RETIRED AS TEACHER IN OSWEGO COUNTY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 13, 1988
Michael E. Pallotta, 58, of Munger Hill Road died Monday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital.

A native of Syracuse, Mr. Pallotta lived in Mexico since 1959. He retired in 1986 after 25 years as a business administration teacher with Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School, where he also served as chairman of its business department. Mr. Pallotta formerly served as athletic director and head baseball coach for the school.

Mr. Pallotta previously taught at Mexico Academy and Central School and Adams Center Central School. While at Mexico Academy, he served as track and baseball coach. Mr. Pallotta was a graduate of LeMoyne College.

Mr. Pallotta was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church and a former member of the Mexico council of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the North Jefferson Street Athletic Club.

Surviving are his wife, the former Gretchen Wilder; three daughters, Lucienne Hennebery and Christine Pallotta, both of Mexico, and Michele Pallotta of Richmond, Va.; his mother, Lena Pallotta of Syracuse; a brother, Joseph of Hastings; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Leo Heizman. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York City 10021, or the McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico.

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GERALD F. GLENISTER

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – December 18, 1988
Gerald F. Glenister, 85, of 614 S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse, a former resident of Mexico, died Friday evening at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Oswego and lived in Mexico most of his life. Mr. Glenister owned and operated the Glenister and Scott Dry Cleaners in Mexico for over 30 years, retiring in 1971.

Mr. Glenister was a member of Christian Alliance Church of Oswego.

Surviving are two daughters, Geraldine Pirong of Syracuse and Charlene Page of Hixson, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Patricia Page of South Carolina; three brothers, Francis and Kenneth of Oswego and Ralph of Pulaski; a sister, Althea DeLong of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. Douglas Jensen officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the Christian Alliance Church, 4906 Thompson Road, Oswego 13126.

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JOHN CURCIE

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – January 9, 1989
Services for John “Yankee” Curcie, 61, of Port St. Joe, Fla., who died Jan. 4 at the Bay Medical Center, Panama City, Fla., are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Watson Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 206 S. Main St., Central Square.

A native of Saranac Lake, Mr. Curcie lived in the Mexico area most of his life before moving to Florida about 10 years ago. He worked as a carpenter.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and also was a veteran of the Marine Corps.

Surviving are his wife, the former Louise Fletcher; six sons, John L. and Jody, both of Williamstown, Jerry of West Monroe, and James and Jeffrey and Jason, all of Port St. Joe, Fla.; a daughter, Roxanne Lamb of Port St. Joe; a brother, Robert of Port St. Joe; a sister, Ruth Wilbur of Compass Lake, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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MABEL LAWRENCE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 1, 1989
Services for former Mexico resident Mabel Lawrence, 71, who died Monday in Colorado, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Mrs. Lawrence was born in Robbins, Tenn. and lived in Mexico more than 20 years. She lived in Colorado the past three years. Mrs. Lawrence was a member of First Baptist Church of Colorado Springs, Colo., and a former member of Mexico Baptist Church. Her husband, Emery, died in 1985.

Surviving are three daughters, Janice Tenney of Woodland Park, Colo., Priscilla Pierce of Schenectady and Carole Carpenter of Colorado Springs; four sons, David of Oneida, Tenn., Gerald of Cellina, Ohio, Robert of Mexico and Craig of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Violet Dotson of Robbins, Tenn., and Genelle Davis of Helenwood, Tenn.; three brothers, Kenneth Smithers of Liverpool, Keith Smithers of Syracuse, and Boise Smithers of Florida; nine granchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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WORTH S. DYGERT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 22, 1989
Services for Worth S. Dygert, 74, of South Jefferson Street, who died Friday in New Port Richey, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Russell, Mr. Dygert lived in Mexico since 1957. Mr. Dygert retired in 1973 as a math teacher after 16 years at Mexico Academy and Central School.

Mr. Dygert was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mexico, the historical societies of Mexico and St. Lawerence County, the New York State Teachers Association, the American Association of Retired Persons and Elms Golf Course. He was a member and past master of Russell Lodge, F&AM. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Dygert was a member of Stone-Davis Post 384, American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, the former Frances Smith; a daughter, Jean Dygert of Rochester; two sons, John and William, both of Fairport; and a granddaughter.

Contributions may be made to Mexico United Methodist Church or the McFee Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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ARDVINO A. ASCENZI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 6, 1989
Services for Ardvino A. Ascenzi, 79, of County Route 64, who died Saturday morning at his home, will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Born in Italy, Mr. Ascenzi lived in the Fulton area before moving to Mexico in 1949.

Mr. Ascenzi was an employee of the Nestle chocolate plant in Fulton, retiring in 1973 after 44 years of service.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 440th Engineers in the European theater. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 569, Fulton.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, Raymonde Heppell Ascenzi; a son, David of Mexico; a daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Forbes of Clinton; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Fiorini of Granby Center and Julia Santucci of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

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ROBERT I. HADCOCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 5, 1989
Robert I. Hadcock, 67, of 308 N. Beech St. died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Mexico, Mr. Hadcock moved to Syracuse more than 30 years ago. He retired in 1987 as foreman after 33 years with Matlows Steel Corp., Syracuse. Mr. Hadcock was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a son, Richard Sr. of Syracuse; two daughters, Linda Lanzafame and Bonnie Hadcock, both of Syracuse; two brothers, Donald and Clifford, both of Mexico; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Scott Manzer officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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MILDRED N. THOUSAND DIES AT 41 – SUCCUMBS TO SNOWMOBILE INJURIES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 31, 1989
Services for Mildred N. Thousand, 41, of Scenic Route 3, who died Monday in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, Mass., will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St.

Mrs. Thousand was critically injured Dec. 29 in a snowmobile accident in the town of Montague. She was in a coma and had been receiving treatment in the Boston hospital since April. On April 29, a barbecue and dinner-dance was held in Pulaski to raise money for her family to join her in Boston.

A native of Pierrepont, Mrs. Thousand also lived in Mexico 18 years before moving to Pulaski in 1984. She and her husband were the owners and operators of Port Lodge Motel in Port Ontario. Mrs. Thousand attended Mexico Academy and Central School.

Mrs. Thousand was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, and its St. Mary’s Women’s Guild. She served as a volunteer with the Care and Share Thrift Shop in Mexico.

Mrs. Thousand served on the committee of the Oswego County Beauty Pageant and was a member of the Pulaski Eastern Shore Lake Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Pulaski Women in Business and the Mexico Wednesday Night Bowling League.

Surviving are her husband, James; three sons, James M., Christopher I. and Sean E., all of Pulaski; her mother, Leona Westfall of Mexico; seven brothers, Maynard, Stanley and Michael, all of Mexico, Forest of Mallory, Leo of Central Square, Vito of West Monroe and Vernou Westfall of Parish; three sisters, Eudore Higgins of Parish, Emma Belair of Hastings and Maria Wolever of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

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CRYSTAL LYNN HOWARD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 13, 1989
Crystal Lynn Howard, infant daughter of Michael R. and Penny Ann Howard of Gibbs Road, died Monday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital.

Surviving besides her parents are a brother, Dustin M.; her maternal grandmother, Sandra Seeburger of Cumberland, Md.; her maternal grandfather, William Seeburger of Mexico; her paternal grandparents, Richard and Eileen Howard of Mexico; and her maternal great-grandmother, Emma Bierman of Cumberland.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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EDWARD C. WEPPNER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 15, 1989
Services for Edward Carlton Weppner, 74, of 5390 Clinton St., who died Tuesday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

A native of Buffalo, Mr. Weppner lived many years in Mexico. He retired as an electroencephalogram technician after 32 years with Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse. Mr. Weppner was the first electroencephalogram technician in the Syracuse area and served as a consultant to the area hospitals as each began to employ the new technology. He was the widower of the former Barbara James.

Mr. Weppner was a member of Grace Episcopal Church of Mexico, where he was a vestryman for many years. He also was a member of Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM. He participated in golf and bowling leagues in the Mexico area.

Mr. Weppner served with the 13th Army Air Corps in Guadalcanal and the New Hebrides during World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Pamela J. Weppner of New York City; two sisters, Ruth Ottney of Elma and Betty G. Weppner of Eggertsville; and three nieces.

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DUSTIN M. HOWARD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 17, 1989
Dustin Michael Howard, infant son of Michael R. and Penny Ann Howard of Gibbs Road, died Friday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital.

His twin sister, Crystal Lynn Howard, died Monday at the hospital.

Surviving besides his parents are his maternal grandmother, Sandra Seeburger of Cumberland, Md.; his maternal grandfather, William Seeburger of Mexico; his paternal grandparents, Richard and Eileen Howard of Mexico; and his maternal great-great-grandmother, Emma Bierman of Cumberland.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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WILLIAM D. CHURCH

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – July 25, 1989
William D. Church, 86, of County Route 37 RD1, Central Square, died Monday in Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

A native of Oneonta, he lived in Syracuse before moving to Central Square about 50 years ago.

He retired in 1968 from Syracuse University where he was a custodian for 37 years.

Mr. Church was a member of the United Methodist Church of Brewerton.

His wife, the late Helen Kenyon, died in 1979.

Mr. Church is survived by a son, Richard Church of Central Square; a sister, Winona Lester of Manchester; three grandchildren, Richard Church Jr. of Rochester, Susan Rio of Central Square, William Church of Central Square; and several niece and nephews.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Watson Funeral Home Central Square with burial in Mexico village cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 206 South Main St.

Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the United Methodist Church of Brewerton.

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JOHN LOVELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 29, 1989
Services for John Lovell, 65, of Wayne Street, who died Thursday at Community-General Hospital, Syracuse, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Canterbury, Conn., Mr. Lovell lived in the Central New York area 40 years and in Mexico six years. He retired in 1988 as owner of General Business Services and previously was an engineer 19 years with General Electric Co., Syracuse.

Mr. Lovell was a former member of the Fayetteville Methodist Church. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel of Red Bank, N.J., and Donald of Oswego; two daughters, Susan Reynolds of Cortland and Catherine Lovell of Norwich, Conn.; his mother, Florence Lovell of Plainfield, Conn.; two sisters, Frances Vaclavik of Canterbury and Lydia Polomski of Milford, Conn.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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VIVIAN M. GRIMSHAW

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 12, 1989
Vivian M. Grimshaw, 74, of St. Luke’s Health Related Facility and formerly of North Jefferson Street, Mexico, died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Illinois, Mrs. Grimshaw resided most of her life in Mexico.

Surviving are a daughter, Joanne Killian of Syracuse; two sons, Gary of Oswego and Terry of Mexico; three sisters, Francis Fenner of Mexico, Vera Johnson of Palermo and Verna Johnson of Clay; a brother, Maurice Williams of Mexico; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps.

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RIGMOR S. KASKIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 17, 1989
Rigmor S. Kaskin, 87, of Scenic Avenue died Monday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Mrs. Kaskin moved to Syracuse in 1951 and lived in Mexico since 1955.

Surviving is her husband, Evgenijs.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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GEORGE E. SMITH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 8, 1989
Services for George E. “Smitty” Smith, 67, of Morrisville, Pa., who died Thursday in Trenton, N.J., will be at 1 p.m. today at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 12:30 to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, 7430 Main St.

A native of Vandergrift, Pa., Mr. Smith lived in Morrisville since 1955. Mr. Smith retired in 1984 from U.S. Steel Corp. His wife, the former Mary Margaret Moot, died in 1986.

An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Smith was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Levittown, Pa.

Surviving are a son, Jonathon of Aliquippa, Pa.; a brother, Joseph of Enon, Ohio; a sister, Martha Aber of Leechburg, Pa.; a stepson, Clarence “Bud” Moot of Mexico; and two stepdaughters, Marion Emery and Beverly Mullen, both of Morrisville.

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EDGAR J. WILMER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 12, 1990
Edgar J. Wilmer, 83, of Church Street died Thursday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Syracuse, Mr. Wilmer also lived briefly in Mapleview and resided most of his life in Mexico. He retired in 1972 after 46 years as owner and operator of the Mapleview Garage. His wife, Gladys, died in 1984.

Mr. Wilmer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. He was a member and past master of Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM, where he also served as its treasurer. He was a past high priest of Mexico Lodge 135, Royal Arch Masons.

Surviving are a daughter, Johanna DeLong of Mexico; two brothers, Elwin of Mapleview and Harold of Clay; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave. Masonic services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps or the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

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MURIEL R. BACKUS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 27, 1990
Services for Muriel R. Backus, 88, of North Jefferson Street, who died Sunday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave. Order of the Eastern Star services will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Napanee, Ontario, Mrs. Backus moved to the Minetto area in 1910 and lived briefly in the Syracuse area before moving to Mexico in 1937. She was a stenographer and bookkeeper with the Mexico Lumber and Coal Co. and previously was employed with O.K. Manufacturers of Oswego. Her husband, Jay, died in 1957.

Mrs. Backus was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico and a life member and past matron of Victoria Chapter 205, OES. She also was a member of the New Century Club of Mexico and served as a Girl Scout leader in Mexico for many years.

Surviving are three sisters, Luella Fadden and Iolene Uings, both of Minetto, and Lois Smith of Oswego; a brother, Carl Rombough of Miami, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps or the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

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EDITH R. HANSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 14, 1990
Edith R. Hanson, 82, of County Route 52 died Tuesday at her home.

Mrs. Hanson was a life resident of Mexico. She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and its Faith Unit. Mrs. Hanson also was a member of Victoria Chapter 205, OES, and the Industrious Club of Mexico.

Surviving are a son, Bruce of Mexico; two brothers, Glenn of Fulton and Robert Roach of Mexico; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. David Wolcott officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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RICHARD G. WHITNEY – GRANDMA BROWN’S BEANS CO-FOUNDER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 20, 1990
Richard G. Whitney, 73, of County Route 16 died Monday at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Whitney was a life resident of Mexico. He was co-founder in 1937 of Brown-Whitney-Brown Food Co. of Mexico, which is now Grandma Brown’s Beans. He retired as co-owner in 1977.

Mr. Whitney was a Mexico village trustee from 1957 to 1963 and served as mayor of the village from 1963 to 1966. He also served as a trustee for the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Mr. Whitney was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church.

During the 1950s, he was a member of the Oswego County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Whitney was a member of the Oswego County Ham Radio Club and received several commendations for his radio work after hurricanes and an Alaskan earthquake in the 1950s.

Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Buck; a daughter, Sherry Folds of Mexico; a son, David of Mexico; his stepmother, Eva Whitney of Sterling; a brother, Charles of Fairport; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. David Wolcott officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m Thursday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the McFee Ambulance Corps.

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ELWIN C. WATKINS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 15, 1990
Elwin C. Watkins, 64, of Ames Street died Monday at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Hastings, Mr. Watkins resided most of his life in Mexico. He was employed with the New York State Department of Transportation in Mexico.

A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Watkins was a member of the Stone-Davis Post 384, American Legion.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Watkins of Palermo; a son, Douglas of Mexico; three brothers, Robert and Leonard, both of Mexico, and Ellis of Appalachian; a sister, Shirley Windey of Hastings; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. David Wolcott officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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GLADYS I. BUELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 24, 1990
Services for Gladys Irene Buell, 82, who died Monday at the home of her daughter in Springfield, Va., will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the First Congregational Church of Fulton. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St.

Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Jeremiah of Springfield; a brother, Glen Stoddard of Fulton; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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ALBERT ADAMS, 92 – WAS LOCAL PAINTER AND CLOCK EXPERT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 26, 1990
Services for Albert Daniel Adams, 92, of 5824 Main St., who died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

A native of Mexico, Mr. Adams also lived 39 years in Hartford, Conn., before returning to Mexico in 1960. He retired in 1960 after 39 years as an industrial arts teacher with the city of Hartford school system. Mr. Adams was a 1922 graduate of Oswego Normal School. His wife, the former Marion Gotham, died in 1971.

Mr. Adams was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico and a former member and deacon of First Church of Christ Congregation. A widely known artist and expert on timepieces, Mr. Adams had a room dedicated in his honor at H. Lee White Marine Museum at Oswego Harbor. The room held his paintings and model yachts. Mr. Adams also was instrumental in the restoration of the Mexico Town Clock and was recognized in 1983 by the Mexico Historical Society for his work.

Mr. Adams was president of the Connecticut Water Color Society and founder of the Model Yacht Club of Hartford. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Teachers.

A Navy veteran of World War I, Mr. Adams was a member of Stone-Davis Post 384, American Legion.

Surviving are a daughter, Rachel Adams-Lloyd of Hamilton; two sons, Herbert C. of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Albert G. of Helena, Mont.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the Mexico Historical Society, in care of Euloda Fetcha, Spring Street, Mexico.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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FLOSSIE E. MCLYMOND

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 26, 1990
Flossie E. McLymond, 75, of Tubbs Road died Thursday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, after a long illness.

A native of Hastings, Mrs. McLymond lived in Mexico since 1932. She was a clerk with A&P Supermarkets and later was employed with General Electric Co. and Sealright Corp. Her husband, Howard, died in 1984.

Mrs. McLymond was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Howard R. of Mexico; five daughters, Barbara Murray of Oswego, Elaine Yablonski of Arizona, Beverly Kellar of Phoenix and Edna Keller and Doris Dimon, both of Mexico; a sister, Irene Burghart of Florida; a brother, Raymond Burghart of Syracuse; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. David Wolcott officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps.

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HARRY L. NICHOLSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 27, 1990
Harry L. Nicholson, 86, of County Route 41, died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

A native of Richland, Mr. Nicholson lived in Mexico since 1927. He retired as the owner and operator of a farm. His wife, the former Dorris Borce, died in 1975.

Mr. Nicholson was a member of the Fernwood United Methodist Church, a member and past master of Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM, and a member of Chapter 135, Royal Arch Masons. He was a committeeman with the Oswego County ASCS and a member of the Fernwood Grange. He also served several years as assessor for the town of Mexico and was a member of the New York State Assessors Association.

Surviving are a son, William of Mexico; two daughters, Doris Ann Backus of Mexico and Marilyn Hilton of Pulaski; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. Donald Easton officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Fernwood United Methodist Church or the McFee Ambulance Corps.

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DONALD F. BLACK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 30, 1990
Services for former Mexico resident Donald F. Black, 74, who died Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Mexico, Mr. Black also lived in California 33 years before moving to Tucson in 1987. He retired as a machinist with Lockheed Aircraft Co. in Burbank, Calif.

Mr. Black was an Army veteran of World War II and received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Army Reserve.

Surviving are his wife, the former Ann Daniels of Tucson; a daughter, Donna Lou Black of Portland, Ore.; three brothers, Robert of Lincoln, Neb., Russell of Mexico and William of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

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MARJORIE E. WOOD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 15, 1990
Marjorie E. Wood, 70, of Scenic Highway died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, after a long illness.

A native of LaFayette, Mrs. Wood resided most of her life in Pulaski. She was employed from 1969 to 1974 with the advertising department of the Mexico Independent. She and her husband, George, operated Woody’s Sunoco of Port Ontario, which is now Woody’s Sunoco and Gateway Sports Shop.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Marilyn Laws and Rita Anderson, both of Mexico; a son, David of Mexico; a sister, Marion VanCise of Plant City, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Stephen Sigourney officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance Corps, Pulaski.

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JAMES M. THOMAS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 18, 1990
Services for James McLain Thomas, 37, of County Route 58A, who died Wednesday at University Hospital, Syracuse, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Hartford, Conn., Mr. Thomas moved to Mexico last year. He was a laborer for several years with Rontondo & Sons Co. of Avon, Conn. Mr. Thomas was a 1970 graduate of Pulaski High School of New Britain, Conn.

Mr. Thomas attended the First Baptist Church of Mexico. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, the former Doreen A. Dileo; a son, Jason of Mexico; two daughters, Jessica and Melissa, both of Mexico; his parents, Russell A. and Helen Thomas of Mexico; a brother, Russell Jr. of Pulaski; six sisters, Kathleen Riccardo of Barkhamstead, Conn., Caroline Cavanaugh of Chicopee, Mass., Holly Van Buren of Dorset, Vt., Mary Ellen Procko and Betty-Jo Plant, both of Winsted, Conn., and Georgiann Wilcox of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may made to the Oswego Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 225 W. First St., Oswego, 13126.

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EDWARD MILOVICZ – OWNED MOTOR EXPRESS FIRMS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 21, 1990
Services for Edward F. “Perk” Milovicz, 60, of Pontiac Terrace, Oswego, who died Saturday at University Hospital, will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, the Rev. Leo Heizman officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Born in Parish, Mr. Milovicz lived in the Mexico-Pulaski area most of his life before moving to Oswego in October. He was owner and operator of Mexico Motor Express and Pulaski Motor Express. He also was employed with Ohio Fast Freight.

Mr. Milovicz was a member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving are a daughter, Kristina Barnes of Mexico; three sons, Douglas of California, and Gary and Donn, both of Oswego; three sisters, Veronica Kochanowski of Utica, Josephine Smalarz of Camillus Park, Fla., and Mary McWilliams of Mexico; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, greatnieces and greatnephews.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps., Mexico.

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PEARL T. CHRISTENSEN

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – May 27, 1990
Pearl T. Christensen, 90, of RD 2 died Saturday at Harr-Wood Nursing Home.

Mrs. Christensen was born in East Schodack and lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Syracuse before moving to Central Square in 1978.

For several years, she was employed as a school teacher.

Her husband, Thorvald, died in 1978.

Surviving are two sons, Sheldon of Central Square and James R. of Atwater, Calif.; two sisters, Alfreda Taggart of Delmar and Margaret Krantz of Wyomissing, Pa.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington, Ave., Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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HELEN POND AND JAMES DAVIS – TWO KILLED IN MAPLE VIEW FIRE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 6, 1990
Helen Vallace Pond, 87, and her great-grandson, James Edward Davis, 19, both of Route 104, died Tuesday morning in a fire at their home.

Mrs. Pond was a native of Windsor, Pa., and resided most of her life in Maple View. She and her late husband, Curtis, were the owners and operators for many years of Pond’s Restaurant and Motel in Maple View.

Mrs. Pond was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico.

Mr. Davis was born in La Plata, Md., and lived most of his life in the Mexico area. He was a 1988 graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School and attended Cayuga Community College. He was involved with fund-raising for muscular dystrophy while in high school.

Mrs. Pond is survived by a son, William Smith of Pinellas Park, Fla.; two sisters, Bertha Connors of Syracuse and Elizabeth Clark of Mexico; a brother, John Vallace of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Davis is survived by his mother, Tomme S. Davis of Maple View; a sister, Jessica, and a brother, Travis Davis, both of Maple View; his maternal grandparents, William R. and Lorraine Smith of Pinellas Park; his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Mary Davis of Canandaigua; his paternal great-grandmother, Eliza Shilhour of Canandaigua; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial for Mrs. Pond and Mr. Davis will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Contributions in Mr. Davis’ memory may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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JOINT SERVICES SET FOR HELEN V. POND AND JAMES E. DAVIS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 7, 1990
Joint services for Helen V. Pond, 87, and James E. Davis, 19, who both died Tuesday in a fire at their home on Route 104, Maple View, will be 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Harter Olmstead Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico. Burial for both will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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MILTON G. JEWELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 13, 1990
Services for Milton G. Jewell, 61, of Route 104, who died Monday at his home, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Liverpool, Mr. Jewell moved to Mexico in 1966. He retired in 1984 as a truck driver with Pacific Transportation of Syracuse and later was a bus driver and handicapped aide with Oswego County BOCES.

Mr. Jewell was a member and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico and a member of Local 317, Teamsters Union. He was a former Boy Scout leader in Liverpool.

Surviving are his wife, the former Laura Sherard; a daughter, Bonnie Lee Thayer of Syracuse; a brother, Richard of Florida; three sisters, Elsie Bittel of Martville, Dolores Highland of Casper, Wyo., and Carol Kellogg of Lysander; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

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ELIZABETH S. STILLMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 14, 1990
Elizabeth Shannon Stillman, 74, formerly of Lilac Park Drive, died Wednesday at St. Lawrence Hospital, Ogdensburg after a long illness.

A native of Harrisville, Mrs. Stillman lived in Mexico from 1957 to 1965 and resided most her life in the Watertown area.

Surviving are four sons, John Vautrin of Watertown Center, Paul Vautrin of Mexico, Frank Vautrin of Pulaski and Chuck Vautrin of Collosse; five daughters, Mary Green of Mexico, Judy Gass and Donna Britton, both of Central Square, Priscilla Sanderson of Palermo and Kate Manning of Parish; four brothers, John and Michael, both of Watertown, Jerry of Gouverneur and Frank Shannon of Albany; six sisters, Anna Neale and Mary Shannon, both of Watertown, Judy LawLee and Priscilla Jardin, both of Dexter, and Kate Seymour and Nancy Cornair, both of Clayton; 18 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Leo Heizman officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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MARY P. O’CONNOR

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 22, 1990
Mary Price O’Connor, 87, of 100 Rochester St., Fulton, died Thursday at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Oswego. She was born in Mexico and resided in New Jersey and Florida before moving back to Mexico 22 years ago. She lived in Fulton the past 15 years.

She was the former manager of the Elmbrook Country Club in Mount Clair, N.J., and was a member of the Fulton Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include three nieces, Dorothy E. Hodges of Bricktown, N.J., Mary P. Truax of Mexico and Nancy Walsh of Syracuse; and two nephews, Charles and James Price, both of Mexico.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home in Mexico, the Rev. David Wolcott officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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ALLEN C. RYNEARSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 29, 1990

Graveside services for former Mexico resident Allen C. Rynearson, 91, who died June 15 in Largo, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Mr. Rynearson was a former resident of Mexico. He was a member of Mexico Lodge 135, F&AM.

His wife, Leeta, died in 1988.

There are no known survivors.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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EUGENE A. ONODY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 13, 1990

Services for Eugene A. Onody, 58, of Poplar Ridge Road, who died Wednesday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s of the Sea Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Brooklyn, Mr. Onody lived in Central Square seven years before moving to Mexico in 1983. He was employed with Oswego County at the Bristol Hill Landfill in Volney.

Mr. Onody was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. He served in the Army from 1956 to 1958 and in the Army Reserve from 1958 to 1962.

Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa Jamrozy; a daughter, Carolyn Occhionero of Mexico; his mother, Edna Onody of Brooklyn; and a grandson.

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HAROLD E. RUSS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 3, 1990

Services for Harold E. Russ, 70, of County Route 64, who died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Palermo, Mr. Russ was a life resident of the Mexico area. He retired in 1983 as superintendent of building and grounds after 30 years with the Mexico school district and was a former chief of the Mexico Police Department.

Mr. Russ was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and was a charter member and former president of the Mexico Lions Club. He was a member of the Civilian Defense Police, a member and former assistant chief of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department and a special deputy with the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department.

An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Russ was a member of the Stone-Davis Post 384, American Legion and attended 84th Infantry Division reunions.

Surviving are his wife, the former Doris Clohosey; a son, Melvin of Mexico; two daughters, Patricia Hofer of Mexico and Elaine McVay of Central Square; a brother, James of Fulton; a sister, Ethel Blumer of Oswego; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps or the scholarship fund of the Mexico school district.

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EVELYN F. SEARLES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 13, 1990

Evelyn F. Searles, 75, of 218 E. Seventh St., died Sunday morning at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Joliet, Ill., she had lived in Oswego for the past 42 years. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed at the Oswego County clerk’s office for 30 years. Mrs. Searles was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Sigma Delta, the Oswego County Republican Club, Order of the Eastern Star and the New York State CSEA.

She was the widow of Hudson Searles.

Surviving are two sisters, Edith Weeden of Oswego and Shirley Edwards of Fulton; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home, 154 E. Fourth St., Oswego.

Contributions can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

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JAMES C. SACHEL

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – August 26, 1990

James C. Sachel, 53, of RD 2 Fravor Road, Mexico, died Saturday in his home.

A native and life resident of Mexico, he was a 1954 graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School.

He was owner an operator of Mimi’s Drive-In Restaurant in Mexico for the last 10 years.

He was a communicant of the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico, where he served on the parish council and was a eucharistic minister and usher for the church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Lord; one son, David of Fulton; two brothers, George Sachel of Mexico and Tim Sachel of Pulaski; two sisters, Victoria Roach and Mary Lou Feeney both of Mexico; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 10 a.m from St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated, with the Rev. Leo Heizman officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church Memorial Fund or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department or McFee Ambulance Corp of Mexico.

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STEWART T. WALTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 3, 1990

Services for Stewart T. Walton, 60, of 33 Sunnylane Park, Central Square, who died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Born in Gouverneur, Mr. Walton resided most of his life in the Mexico area. He was employed with the village of Central Square.

Surviving are his mother, Ruth of Central Square; two sons, Gary of Augusta, Ga., and David of Greenville, N.C.; a daughter, Laurie Howell of Greenville; and seven grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to SOVAC.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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HUGH R. RAFFERTY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 20, 1990

Memorial services for former Fulton resident Hugh R. Rafferty, 68, who died Monday at a Westchester, Pa., hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Palermo United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

A native of Fulton, Mr. Rafferty moved to Pennsylvania in 1968. He was employed 22 years with Sealright Corp., Fulton, and retired in 1984 from Murata-Wiedmann Inc., King of Prussia, Pa.

Mr. Rafferty served with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II and was a veteran of the invasions of Normandy and Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. He received several medals and was a member of the 101st Airborne Division Association.

Mr. Rafferty was also a member of Westchester Lodge 853, BPOE, and was named Elk of the Year in 1986. He was a former president of the Elk’s Home Association.

Surviving are his wife, the former Carolena Patrick; three daughters, Michele Levenite of Summerville, S.C., Patrice Ouderkirk of Clifford and Lisa Rafferty of Westchester; a sister, Bernadetta Carpenter of Baldwinsville; and a granddaughter.

Contributions may be made to Headquarters 101st Division Association, 101 E. Morris St., Sweet Water, Tenn. 37874.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of local arrangements.

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WILLIAM E. TRUAX

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 20, 1990

Services for William E. Truax, 46, of Egglestone Road, who died Thursday while working in the Hammondsport area, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Volney, Mr. Truax resided most of his life in the Mexico area. He was a truck driver with Sprague Oil Co.

Mr. Truax was a 20-year member of the Local 214 of the Laborers Union and a former president of the Mexico Minor League. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. Truax was a member of the American-Vietnam Veterans Post in Fulton and Edict-Hanlin Post 369, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former Carolyn Babcock; three sons, William R., Matthew and Andrew, all of Mexico; two sisters, Kathryn Myers of Parish and Brenda McAuslan of Mexico; two brothers, Dennis and Kenneth, both of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

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JAMES J. COTTER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 26, 1990

Services for James J. Cotter, 32, of state Route 104 East, who died Sunday at his home, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Boston, Mr. Cotter also lived in North Syracuse and Bangor, Maine, before moving to Mexico 18 months ago. He was a licensed airplane mechanic and was employed with Continental Airlines and People’s Express. Before moving to Mexico, he was employed with Bangor International Airport.

Mr. Cotter was a graduate of Cicero High School and Riverside School of Aeronautics in Utica, and attended Onondaga Community College.

Mr. Cotter served three years in the Navy.

Surviving are his parents, Patrick and Luneita Curro Cotter of Mexico, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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WILLIAM G. BROWN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 20, 1990

Services for William G. Brown, 58, of 3512 James St., who died Oct. 12 at his home, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Mr. Brown was a life resident of Syracuse. He changed his name from William G. Glynn in the mid-1970s. He was employed 22 years with General Motors Corp.

Surviving are a son, John Glynn of Oswego; a niece, Eleanor Denny of Mexico; five grandchildren; a grandniece; and two grandnephews.

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JOSEPH J. CONNELLY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 23, 1990

Services for former Mexico resident Joseph J. Connelly, 69, who died Sunday at his home in Lenexa, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

A native of Medford, Mr. Connelly came to Mexico in 1966. He was a member of Local 747 of the Carpenters Union in Oswego.

Mr. Connelly attended St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Mexico and was a 4th degree member of the Patchauge Council of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the Mexico Lions Club. Mr. Connelly served as a chief petty officer in the Navy during World War II and also served six years in the Coast Guard Reserve.

Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Jung; a son, Kevin of Fulton; two daughters, Lynn Toth of Mexico and Janette Pommerenke of Annandale, Va.; two sisters, Marion Vaughn and Elizabeth Mulderig, both of Medford; two brothers, John and Edward, both of Medford; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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DORIS A. WOOD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 26, 1990

Services for Doris A. Putnam Wood, 60, of Apartment K-11, 7300 Cedar Post Road, Liverpool, who died Wednesday at Community-General Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Schenectady, Mrs. Wood lived in Mexico, Liverpool and Albany before returning to Liverpool two years ago.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald H.; a son, Ronald G. of Clifton Park; a daughter, Cynthia A. Mathews of Liverpool; an aunt; and two grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the Moyers Corners Fire Department Ambulance Department.

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EDWARD E. NYKAZA – OWNER, OPERATOR OF EDDIE’S BIG M<

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 3, 1990

Edward E. Nykaza, 48, of County Home Road died Friday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, after a brief illness.

A native of Taylor, Pa., Mr. Nykaza lived in Mexico 20 years. He was owner and operator Eddie’s Big M in Mexico since 1969. Mr. Nykaza formerly served as a Mexico village trustee.

Mr. Nykaza was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. He was a Coast Guard veteran.

Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Ericksen; two daughters, Karen and Donna Nykaza, both of Mexico; a brother, John Nykaza of Chittenango; two sisters, Mary Gall of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Helen Oustrich of Brewerton; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harder-Olmstead Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, where a Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Peter Reddick. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico, or the American Heart Association.

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DONALD R. ROSE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 6, 1990

Services for Donald R. Rose, 55, of County Route 58, who died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Mr. Rose was a life resident of the Mexico area. He retired in 1977 because of illness as the owner and operator of a dairy farm. Mr. Rose was a former director of Agway Corp., the Oswego County Fair Association and Ontario Feed and Grain of Mexico.

Mr. Rose was a charter member of the Butterfly Waterfowl Association of Oswego County and a member of the Oswego County Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his wife, the former Louise Sherman; two daughters, Peggy Himes and Carol Fahrenz; two sons, Ronald and Allen; his mother, Beulah Rose; a sister, Dawn LaFlamm; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance of Mexico.

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ERIC D. ALPETER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 10, 1990

Services for Eric D. Alpeter, 30, of LaRobardiere Road, who died Saturday from injuries suffered in a two-car accident on state Route 3 in the town of Palermo, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Mr. Alpeter was born in Syracuse. He was owner and operator of Red’s Trucking of Mexico and an independent distributer for The Syracuse Newspapers. He was a 1978 graduate of East Syracuse-Minoa High School.

Mr. Alpeter attended the Brewerton Assembly of God Church. His father, Gerald, died in 1989.

Surviving are his wife, the former Carol Shorrock; two sons, Eric Jr. and Jason, and a daughter, April, all at home; his mother, Betty Alpeter of Kirkville; a brother, Gerald of Fulton; a sister, Linda Alpeter of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.

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MARGARET F. BOUVIER

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – December 12, 1990

Margaret F. Bouvier, 93, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Nov. 27 in Albuquerque.

Mrs. Bouvier, who was born in Pennsylvania, was a resident of Mexico, before moving to New Mexico six years ago.

She is survived by three daughters, Marggie Pasiuk, Maxine Morgan and Shirley Edwards, all of Albuquerque; three sons, Joseph Mills of Columbus, Ga.; Donald Mills of Albuquerque; and John Mills of Mexico; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held in the spring in Mexico Village Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico.

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CATHERINE A. GANNETT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 14, 1991

Catherine A. Gannett, 84, of St. Luke’s Health-Related Facility, Oswego, died Sunday morning at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Mexico and lived there until moving to Dunkirk in 1942. She moved back to Mexico in 1981, then moved to Oswego in 1983. She was a teller at the State Bank of Parish and was a teller, assistant secretary and assistant manager at the M&T Bank of Dunkirk, retiring in 1971 after 29 years of service.

She was a part-time employee of Bates Furniture Co. in Dunkirk. She was a member and past president of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Zonta’s Club.

Surviving are a sister, Ruth Rose of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two nieces, Barbara Campbell and Katherine Detor, both of Mexico; and three nephews, Charles Dunning of Canastota, Carl Taylor of Waverly and David Norton of Athens.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating.Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Health-Related Facility in Oswego.

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LAWRENCE RICHARDSON

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – February 10, 1991

Lawrence D. “Ted” Richardson, 60, of 240 Island Road, Fulton, died Saturday at Lee Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Parish, he lived in Palermo and then moved to Fulton 23 years ago.

Mr. Richardson was an employee of the Town of Palermo Highway Department and was a self-employed mason.

He was a Marine Corps Veteran and was the commandant of the Merton R. Kemp Jr. detachment of the Marine Corps league of Fulton. He was the vice commandant and paymaster of the Honorary Order of the Devil Dog, No. 137 1/2 of Fulton.

He was a member and trustee of the North Volney United Methodist Church and a member of the church choir.

Mr. Richardson was a member of the Cantatas, sponsored by the Pennellville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Claudia Boutell; three sons, Scott of Parish, Stuart and MacCory, both living at home; two daughters, Bonnie Jean Richardson of Constantia, and Brenda Brown of Mexico; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one aunt, Gertrude Heistman of Parish.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the North Volney United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Ferguson officiating.

Spring burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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FLORENCE I. STEWART

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – February 16, 1991

Services for Florence I. Stewart, 98, of Switts Road, Hastings, who died Friday after a short illness, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Watson Funeral Home, Central Square, with spring burial in Mexico village cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, 206 S. Main St.

Stewart was a native of Mexico. She lived in Hastings for the last 20 years. She was retired from Beck’s Hotel in Mexico. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mexico and the Silver Crest Rebecca Lodge 229 of Mexico.

Surviving are a daughter, Edith Switts of Hastings; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the Hastings Fire Department.

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LEILA L. HARDIE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 21, 1991

Leila L. Hardie, 97, formerly of 417 Churchill Ave., died Wednesday at Loretto Geriatric Center.

A native of Redfield, S.D., Mrs. Hardie came to Syracuse in 1953. She retired in 1964 as director of the McCarthy School in Syracuse and was an occupational therapist for 25 years. Mrs. Hardie was a graduate of the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn., and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Her husband, Dearborn V., died in 1952.

Surviving are two sons, David of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Daniel of Concord, Calif.; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Loretto Geriatric Center. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Greenleaf Funeral Home, 503 W. Onondaga St., and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Loretto Geriatric Center.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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LAWRENCE E. GRIFFIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 1, 1991

Lawrence E. Griffin, 72, of 5311 Washington Ave. died Thursday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Syracuse, Mr. Griffin lived in Mexico since 1965. He retired in 1965 as a technical sergeant with the Air Force and retired in 1972 from the Air Force Reserve. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Mr. Griffin was a life member and former commander of Stone Davis Post 384, American Legion, and Edick-Hamlink Post 369, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are his wife, the former Beverly Willis; a son, Craig of Mexico; a brother, Raymond of Liverpool; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the Upstate New York chapter of the Kidney Foundation.

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WILLIAM C. EDWARDS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 2, 1991

William C. “Shorty” Edwards, 73, of 1023 Emery St. died Monday at University Hospital, Syracuse, after a long illness.

A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Mr. Edwards lived in Fulton since 1941. He retired in 1982 after 41 years with Nestle Co., Fulton. Mr. Edwards also was a cook for 25 years with Mr. Mike’s Seafood in Fulton. During the late 1930s, he was a horse trainer with the Barclay Family Estate in Pulaski.

Mr. Edwards had attended State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton. He was a charter member of the Harmony Riders Horsemen’s Association in Parish. Mr. Edwards was a volunteer for the Central New York Ronald McDonald House and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He was a member of the Fulton Senior Citizens Bowling League.

Surviving are his wife, the former Shirley J. Fogg; two sons, Douglas W. of Hannibal and David B. of Fulton; two sisters, Thelma La Roque and Wanda Glass, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; two nephews; and a niece.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in State Street United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St.

Contributions may be made to the State Street United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Central New York Ronald McDonald House.

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MELVIN E. RUSS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 10, 1991

Melvin E. Russ, 47, of 5276 Wayne St. died Monday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse.

Mr. Russ was born in Fulton and lived all his life in Mexico. He was a 27-year employee of Armstrong World Industries of Fulton as a quality control technician. He was a member of the Textile Workers Union and a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Mexico.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rosanne O’Neil; his mother, Doris Russ of Mexico; three sons, Michael, Del and Brian, all of Mexico; two sisters, Patricia Hofer of Mexico and Elaine McVay of Central Square; a niece and several nephews.

Services are 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home of Mexico and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Peter Reddick and the Rev. David Wolcott officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home at 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance of Mexico.

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EARL F. EVERTS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 23, 1991

Earl F. Everts, 88, of Scenic Avenue died Monday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Everts was a life resident of Mexico. He was piano technician, primarily working with concert artists and professional musicians. After graduating from Mexico High School, Mr. Everts attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, where he specialized in violin and piano. He also studied music at Syracuse University.

Mr. Everts was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. He was member of Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM, and has served as its treasurer since 1953. He also was a member and former high priest of the Mexico Chapter 135, Royal Arch Masons, and served as district deputy grand high prest from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Everts also was a past master of the Fulton Council 50, Cryptic Rite Masons, and served as grand representative of the Grand Council of the State of Maryland from 1979 to 1981.

Surviving are a sister, Bessie Everts of Mexico, and several cousins.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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LUCY SALLEY ROBINSON

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – April 28, 1991

Lucy Salley Robinson, 82, formerly of Mexico, died Friday in Zephyrhills, Fla. She was born in Genoa and lived in Mexico during her adult life until moving to Florida in 1980.

Mrs. Robinson was a 1929 graduate of the State University College at Cortland and received a bachelor’s degree in 1960 from the State University College at Oswego. She was a school teacher for the Mexico Academy and Mexico Central Schools, retiring in 1971. She was a former member of the Mexico United Methodist Church, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Zephyrhills and a member of the Mary Circle of United Methodist Women.

Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Palermo Grange 309 and an associate member of the Zephyrhills Grange 194. She was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and AARP.

Surviving are her husband, Charles M. Robinson of Zephyrhills; a daughter, Beverlee Salley of Mexico; three sons, Ernest Salley of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ralph Salley and Richard Salley, both of Mexico; 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mexico United Methodist Church, the Rev. David Wolcott officiating. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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LUCY R. BUCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 7, 1991

Services for former North Syracuse resident Lucy R. Buck, 78, who died Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Parish. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 7430 Main St.

Her husband, Francis, died in 1971.

Surviving are a son, George Cornell of Plantation, Fla.; a stepson, Donald Buck of Cleveland, N.Y.; three brothers, Louis and James Cornell, both of Orlando, Fla., and Anthony Cornell of Hastings; two stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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CLAY S. HARDER SR.

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Syracuse Herald American (NY) – May 12, 1991

Clay S. Harder Sr., a retired architect, died Thursday at his home. He was 90 and lived at 43 E. Morris St.

Mr. Harder was a life resident of Bath. He formerly was associated the architectural firm, Fudge and Underhill of Elmira, and also was an architectural consultant in Bath.

Mr. Harder was a graduate of Haverling High School and a 1925 graduate of Syracuse University School of Architecture. He helped design the Onondaga County War Memorial.

Mr. Harder was a member and past master of Steuben Lodge 112 F&AM, Royal Arch Masons 95 and Bath Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Kittler; a daughter, Ann Vought of Hammondsport; a son, Clay S. Jr. of Syracuse; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fagan’s Funeral Home, Bath, the Rev. David Barnard officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 31 W. Morris St. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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VIRGINIA L. MARSDEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 14, 1991

Services for Virginia Lee Marsden, 61, of Route 104, who died Sunday at Oswego Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Parish, Mrs. Marsden resided most of her life in the Mexico area. She was head cashier for Tops Friendly Markets in Fulton, and previously was a cashier for 19 years with A&P grocery stores in Mexico and Oswego.

Surviving are her husband, Charles G.; two daughters, Patricia Lawrence and Cynthia Marsden, both of Mexico; a brother, Wesley Rice of Mexico; two sisters, Doris Potter and Esther Boyce, both of Mexico; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Community Park Playground Fund, in care of the Mexico Lions Club.

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RALPH C. SELDEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 27, 1991

Ralph C. Selden, 73, of George Road died Sunday at Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego after a long illness.

Born in Detroit, Mr. Selden moved to Mexico in 1971. He was employed by Bejin Co. in Detroit, and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was later employed by Mexico Academy Central School. He was a member of the Mexico Lions Club.

Surviving ae his wife, Rita Quinn Selden; a daughter, Arlene Miller of Mexico; a son, Ralph of Mexico; three sisters, Sally McAllister, Theresa Baukume and Susan Kain, all of Michigan; four brothers, Walter and Lee Selden, both of Texas, Chester Selden of Delaware and Daniel Tomecak of Michigan; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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AVONELL L. SHOWERS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 29, 1991

Services for former Mexico area resident Avonell L. Showers, 67, who died Monday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Palermo United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

A native of Illinois, Mrs. Showers lived in the Mexico area before moving to Bradenton, Fla., in 1984. She and her husband were the owners and operators of Showers General Store and Showers Sales Co., both in Vermillion. Mrs. Showers retired in 1984 as a school bus driver for the Mexico Academy and Central Schools.

Surviving are her husband, Hugh; two daughters, Karen Grimshaw of Mexico and Vicki Donohue of Pennellville; a brother, Victor Browning of Peoria, Ill.; two sisters, Frances Sparks of Winchester, Ill., and Loretta Collard of Bradenton, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Palermo United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.

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CARL I. TAYLOR

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 30, 1991

Graveside services for Carl I. Taylor, 49, who died Monday at Tioga Health Care Facility, Waverly, will be at 2 p.m. today in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

A native of Syracuse, Mr. Taylor also lived in Mexico before entering the Tioga Health Care Facility in 1983. He was forced to retire in 1980 because of multiple sclerosis after 12 years teaching at Broome County Community College. Mr. Taylor previously taught from 1963 to 1965 at Milford High School and from 1965 to 1968 at Blue Ridge High School.

Mr. Taylor was a 1959 graduate of Wyalusing High School, where he was captain of its wrestling team, and received his master’s degree in 1963 from Pennsylvania State University.

Mr. Taylor was a member of the New Milford Methodist Church, New Milford Lodge, F&AM, Tiaf, and the National Education Association.

Surviving are two sons, Robert C. of Fort Ogden, Fla., and Mark D. of New Milford; a daughter, Leanne L. Taylor of Fort Ogden; his mother, Ruth Rose of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a sister, Kathleen Detor of Mexico; and a stepbrother, David Norton of Athens.

Contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 67 Main St., Binghamton 13905.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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STEPHANIE L. MYERS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 12, 1991

Services will be private for Stephanie Lynn Myers, infant daughter of Donald Jr. and Marcia Roberts Myers of Scenic Avenue. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Stephanie died Monday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse. She was born Sunday in Oswego Hospital.

Surviving besides her parents are her maternal grandparents, Wilton and Nellie Roberts of Mexico; paternal grandparents, Donald Sr. and Barbara Myers of Mexico; and her paternal great-grandmother, Alice Myers of Oswego.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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JAMES B. MARINO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 20, 1991

James B. Marino, 45, of Fish Road died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, after a long illness.

Mr. Marino was a life resident of the Mexico-Palermo area. He was employed 24 years with Nestle Co. in Fulton, where he was a warehouse man. He and his son-in-law also owned and operated J&J Trucking of Mexico.

Mr. Marino was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Mexico Zoning Board of Appeals.

Surviving are his wife, the former Janis Whitman; four daughters, Sherry Henderson and Diane Burleigh, both of Mexico, and Sarah and Lori Marino, both at home; a brother, Albert of Mexico; three grandchildren; a nephew; and a niece.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. David Wolcott officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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RUSSELL A. THOMAS

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – June 23, 1991

Russell A. Thomas, 67, of Route 58A died Saturday in the Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital after a long illness.

He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Connecticut National Guard.

He was a member of the Pulaski American Legion and the First Baptist Church, Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, Helen McLain Thomas; six daughters, Kathleen Riccardo of Bankhanstead, Conn., Caroline Cavanaugh of Chicopee, Mass., Holly Van Buren of Manchester, Vt., Mary Ellen Procko of Winsted, Conn., Georgiann Wilcox of Sandy Creek and Betty Jo Plante of Mexico; a son, Russell Thomas Jr. of Pulaski; two sisters, Ruth Lowry of Cleveland, Miss., and Grace Blase of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Wallace Thomas of Stoneham, Mass. and Joseph Thomas of Laurel, Md.; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Mexico.

Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5340 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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ELAINE R. YABLONSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 26, 1991

Services for former Mexico resident Elaine R. McLymond Yablonski, 52, who died Sunday in Buckeye, Ariz., will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, both in Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Mrs. Yablonski was born in Mexicom, where she and her husband operated a dairy farm for many years. She also was employed with General Electric Co. and Nestle’s and was a dispatcher for McFee Ambulance Corps.

Mrs. Yablonski was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband, Theodore F.; two sons, Theodore J. and Timothy, both of Mexico; a daughter, Mary Shamowski of Moreno Valley, Calif.; a brother, Howard McLymond of Mexico; three sisters, Barbara Murray of Oswego, Edna Keller of Mexico and Doris Dimon of New Haven; and two grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps.

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SAMUEL JAMES NEW – WAS POLICE CHIEF IN MEXICO 5 YEARS<

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 13, 1991

MEXICO – Samuel James New, 59, of 5817 John St., died Friday at Oswego Hospital following a short illness.

Born in Fulton, Mr. New lived in Mexico 42 years. He was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church.

Mr. New had been an assistant corrections supervisor at the Oswego County Jail, chief of police for the village of Mexico for five years and a 25-year member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force, serving four years in Germany. He also was a member of the McFee Ambulance Corps.

Surviving are a son, Dana L. of Mexico; a daughter, Tammy Cole of Mexico; his father and stepmother, Samuel and Helen New of Mexico; his mother and stepfather, Lillian and Edward Ward of Underhill, Vt.; two brothers, Robert C. of Fulton and David A. of Princeton, N.J.; and a sister, Patricia Ann Gleason of Cambridge, Vt.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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CHARLES R. FERRIS JR.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 24, 1991

Services for Charles R. Ferris Jr., 72, of New Haven, who died Monday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego, will be at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Paul’s Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 112 E. Second St.

Mr. Ferris was born in Oswego. He retired several years ago as the owner and operator of Circle Supply in Mexico. Mr. Ferris was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three daughters, Elaine Cass and Elizabeth Ferris, both of California, and Christine King of Oswego; three sons, David of Oswego, Michael of Tulsa, Okla., and Charles R. III of Syracuse; a brother, George of Syracuse; a sister, Laura Himes of Albany; and nine grandchildren.

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JACK L. MATTISON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 16, 1991

Jack L. Mattison, 42, of county Route 58, died Sunday at Oswego Hospital after a sudden illness.

Mr. Mattison was born in Carthage, and resided for several years in Castorland. He later moved to Mexico in 1984.

Mr. Mattison served in the Army from 1967 to 1972 and was stationed in Germany and Korea. He was a former employee at Kraft Ford Corp. in Lowville, and recently worked for the Mexico Highway Department.

Surviving are his wife, the former Susan Wojkowski; four sons, Adam of Mexico, James and Todd of Pennsylvania and Andrew of Lowville; his mother, Nancy of Decatur, Ala.; a sister, Joan Hongo of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Mexico Village Cemetery, the Rev. James Vredenburg officiating.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Inc.

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JODI LYNN VAUTRIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 30, 1991

Services for Jodi L. Vautrin, 18, of 5842 Main St., who died Saturday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Mexico, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Ms. Vautrin was born in Oswego and was a life resident of Mexico. She graduated in 1990 from Mexico Academy and Central School, where she had been a member of the soccer and volleyball teams, student council and the school newspaper staff.

Ms. Vautrin attended Bryant & Stratton Business institute for one year and participated in many of its fashion shows. She was employed at a clothing store in Great Northern Mall at the time of her death.

Surviving are her parents, Paul E. and Marjorie Vautrin of Mexico; a sister, Traci Marie of Mexico; her maternal grandparents, Lyndon and Helen Sweet of Mexico; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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ETHEL F. DEXTER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 3, 1991

Services for Ethel F. Dexter, 94, of Spring Street, who died Tuesday at her home, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Pulaski, Mrs. Dexter lived many years in Mexico. She was a former teacher at Mexico Academy and Central School.

Mrs. Dexter was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

Surviving are two daughters, Marion Plumb of Mexico and Janis Taylor of Los Alamos, N.M.; a brother, Horace Farrington of Pulaski; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

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KARL K. RUDE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 30, 1991

Graveside services for former Mexico resident Karl Kenneth Rude, 87, who died Monday at his home in Belew Creek, N.C., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will no be no calling hours.

A native of St. Lawrence County, Mr. Rude lived in Mexico before moving to Belew Creek. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Frances S.; a daughter, Winifred Lipstreu of Belew Creek; four sisters, Beulah Rose, Daisy Frado, Mabel Valley and Ruby Smith, all of Mexico; three brothers, Sydney and Earl, both of Mexico, and Charles of Myrtle Beach, S.C; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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CATHERINE NICOTERO

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – November 17, 1991

Catherine L. Nicotero, 89, of 6 Second Ave., Warrensburg, died Friday at her home after a long illness.

She was born in Toronto and was a former resident of Mexico before moving to Warrensburg 18 months ago.

Mrs. Nicotero was a member of the Family Worship Center in Warrensburg. She was a former employee of Harvard Laundry of Syracuse.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph Ross of Warrensburg and Dallas Theritt of Massachusetts; a daughter, Vivian Premo of LaFargeville; a sister, Mary Coles of Florida; 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funearl Home, the Rev. Edwin Seeley officiating. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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RUTH A. LAKE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 22, 1991

Graveside services for Ruth A. Lake, 61, of Route 104 E., who died Wednesday at University Hospital, Syracuse, will be at noon Monday in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

A native of Germany, Mrs. Lake lived in Mexico since 1971. She was a cook manager with Academy Street Elementary School. Her husband, Harold R., died in 1975.

Surviving are a son, Harold G. of DeRuyter, and a grandson.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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HOWARD B. BARRIGAR

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 20, 1991

Services for Howard B. Barrigar, 80, of 1207 Almond St., who died Wednesday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Greenleaf Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 503 W. Onondaga St.

A native of Pierrepont Manor, Mr. Barrigar lived in Syracuse since 1952. He retired in 1973 after 20 years as a truck driver with T.I.M.E.-D.C. of Syracuse. His wife, Rosela Lampson, died in 1975.

Mr. Barrigar was a member of Local 317, Teamsters Union. He served with the Army Combat Engineers during World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Phelan of Syracuse; a brother, Donald of Syracuse; two sisters, Mary Rosecran of Schenectady and Frieda Wood of Potsdam; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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CARL W. BROWN

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – December 22, 1991

Carl W. Brown, “Brownie the Barber,” 93, died Friday at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Houndsfield and had lived in the Mexico area most of his life. He had been living at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Oswego for the past four years.

Mr. Brown was a barber in Mexico for 74 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico, and a lifetime member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

His wife of 67 years, Kathleen, died in 1987.

Surviving are one son, Harold of Oswego; one daughter, Pat Engle of Granby Center; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps or to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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GRACE B. SAMPSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 7, 1992

Services for Grace B. Sampson, 95, of Syracuse, who died Sunday at the James Square Nursing Home, will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Antwerp, Mrs. Sampson lived in Syracuse since 1924. She retired in 1961 as head of the English department of Onondaga Valley High School after 35 years with the Syracuse City School District. She taught 10 years previously in other schools in the state. Mrs. Sampson was a graduate of Antwerp High School, the Antwerp Training Class and a 1935 graduate of Syracuse University, where she also received her master’s degree in 1950. Her husband, Dr. Harold B., died in 1970.

Mrs. Sampson was a member of the First Universalist Church of Syracuse and a former member of the Antwerp Congregational Church.

She was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, the Syracuse University Alumni Association, the Syracuse Boys Club, the Corinthian Club, the Liederkrantz auxiliary, the Community-General Hospital auxiliary, the Central New York Humane Association and the Everson Museum of Art. She was a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to charity.

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REV. L.P. CLINE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 18, 1992

Services for the Rev. L.P. Cline, 73, of Route 104B, who died Thursday at Oswego Hospital, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church of Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Harter-Olmsted Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

A native of Kentucky, the Rev. Cline lived in the Mexico area since 1978. A Baptist minister, the Rev. Cline served churches in Mount Morris and Colosse. He also was employed with Twin Pines Cabins in Oswego. The Rev. Cline was a graduate of the Elohime Bible Institute.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Resko; a brother, Fred of St. Cloud, Fla.; four sisters, Patty Chabot of Chicago, Lina Hurt of Campton, Ky., Matty Small of Ripple, Ohio, and Rita LaRue of Zion, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

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GLADYS M. VAN STEENBERGH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 25, 1992

Gladys M. Van Steenbergh, 84, of Potter Road died Friday at Harr-Wood Nursing Home, Oswego.

A native of Poughkeepsie, Mrs. Van Steenbergh also lived in Rhinebeck before moving to Mexico in 1948. She was a former music teacher and organist with Hickok Music Store in Poughskeepsie. Mrs. Van Steenbergh later was a foster parent in the Mexico area. She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and a former member of the Farm Bureau.

She is survived by a daughter, Cathie Marsden of Mexico; a son, Richard of Pittsburgh; a foster daughter, Arlene Greenleaf of Pennellville; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation or McFee Ambulance Corps of Mexico.

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MADGE I. CLOHOSEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 10, 1992

Madge I. Clohosey, 81, of Route 11, died Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Clohosey, a Richland native, lived most of her life in the Mexico-Pulaski area. She attended Pulaski Training Class and later taught in Lambs Corners and Mexico schools.

She also had been employed at New Process Gear in Syracuse, First National Bank of Mexico and General Electric Co. in Liverpool, retiring several years ago.

Surviving are husband, Thomas; five daughters, Lois Salley of Phoenix, Ariz., Rose Bouchard of Parish, Diane Mizener of Mexico, Nona Pearson of Bridgeport and Mary Christenson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Delia Kratz of Port Leyden; 21 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church, Pulaski. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico. A vigil prayer service will be 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to N.O.C.A., Delanoy Street, Pulaski.

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CARL W. BROWN

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – February 28, 1992

Carl W. Brown, “Brownie the Barber,” 93, died Friday at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Houndsfield and had lived in the Mexico area most of his life.

He had been living at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Oswego for the past four years.

Mr. Brown was a barber in Mexico for 74 years.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico, and a lifetime member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

His wife of 67 years, Kathleen, died in 1987.

Surviving are one son, Harold of Oswego; one daughter, Pat Engle of Granby Center; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps or to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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LEONARD D. “BEAVER” HISE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 9, 1992

Leonard D. “Beaver” Hise, 51, of Spath Drive, died Saturday at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Hise was a life resident of Pulaski. He attended Pulaski High School and later worked as a forklift operator at Crouse Hines Co. He also had worked at Pulaski, Wickes and Stellican lumber companies. He was a member of I.B.E.W.

Surviving are his mother, Gladys M. Hise of Central Square; two sisters, Pauline Filsinger of Liverpool and Linda McKie of Altmar; several nephews; and a niece.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico.

The calling hour is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 7385 Park St.

Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance Corps.

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CARL WIGHT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 24, 1992

Carl Wight, 75, of Route 57, Seneca Hill, died Monday at the home of his daughter in Baldwinsville.

A native of Fowler, Mr. Wight lived in Seneca Hill 40 years. He retired in 1979 as superintendent of grounds after 10 years at the State University of New York at Oswego and previously was a poultry farmer from 1958 to 1969 and a manager of GLF stores in Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Oswego counties from 1936 to 1958. Mr. Wight was a 1936 graduate of the Agricultural and Technical College at Canton.

Mr. Wight was a member of the Oswego County Extention Service, the Oswego County Farm Bureau, Rodman Lodge 506, F&AM, Oswego Lodge 271, BPOE, and Fulton Lodge 1280, Loyal Order of Moose. He was a former member of the Volney Zoning Board of Appeals. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Elda M.; a daughter, Janice L. Greco of Baldwinsville; a son, John of Phoenix; a sister, Catherine Heath of Henderson; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 231, Woodland Heights, Calif. 91364.

Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville, has charge of arrangements.

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EDITH L. SWITTS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 16, 1992

Edith L. Switts, 80, of Switts Road, Hastings, died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Mexico, she was a resident of Hastings for the past 35 years.

Her husband, Harold, died in 1978, and her mother, Florence Stewart, died in 1991.

Mrs. Switts was a member of Rebecca Lodge Chapter 229 of Mexico, and was past treasurer of Tops.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Harold E. Switts Jr. of Ilion, and Dr. Jerry Switts of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Watson Funeral Home Inc., Central Square. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 206 S. Main St., Central Square.

Contributions may be made to the Hastings Volunteer Fire Department, Meals on Wheels, or the Office of Aging in Oswego.

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CARLTON E. HOTCHKISS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 6, 1992

Carlton E. “Pete” Hotchkiss, 77, of 5386 Scenic Ave. died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Hotchkiss was born in Mexico. He retired in 1975 after 28 years as a self-employed electrician specializing in television and radio repair.

As a ham radio operator using the call letters W2QZW for almost 50 years, Mr. Hotchkiss was a member of the Oswego County Amateur Radio Association. He also was a member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the boards of directors of the Adequate Wiring Bureau of Central New York and the Mexico Village Cemetery. He was an Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Stone; a son, James A. of North Syracuse; two daughters, Julie Forbes and Susan Vaughn, both of Mexico; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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RAYMOND J. DELONG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 18, 1992

Raymond J. DeLong, 83, of 5909 E. Main St., died Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

Mr. DeLong was born in Mexico and was a life resident of the area. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of Mexico United Methodist Church.

His first wife, Hazel, died in 1962.

Surviving are his wife, the former Sydnie Hughes; three daughters, Marcia Henry of Burke, Va., June Sawyer of Palermo and Sue Morton of Mexico; three sons, Raymond F. of Mexico, Richard of Chesapeake, Va., and Robert of Mid West City, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Janet Mattison of Pennellville and Nanette Corry of Rochester; two stepsons, Gary and James Clark, both of Mexico; a sister, Anna Rowe of Pulaski; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps of Mexico.

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FORMER MEXICO JUSTICE, MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CHIEF DIES AT 59 – FRIENDS RECALL VIVIAN ROBERTS’ DEVOTION TO YOUNG PEOPLE. <

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 12, 1992

Vivian Roberts was being treated for cancer in Oswego Hospital, when a nurse stopped by her room early one morning and thanked her.

As Mexico town Justice, Roberts had put the woman into a program for alcohol and drug rehabilitation six years ago. Since then, then woman had gotten a nursing degree, married and had two children, Roberts’ husband Bob recalls.

On Wednesday, Vivian Roberts died of ovarian cancer. She was 59.

Friends and colleagues remembered her as a woman who cared deeply about others, but who could be tough if she had to be.

“She wasn’t liked by people because she made it easy for them,” Tom McAuslan, Mexico town supervisor, said. “She was respected because she explained why she was doing things.”

Roberts served as town justice for about nine years.

The time she took with suspects, learning the circumstances that led to their charges, was unusual for a justice who had served for so long, said Sgt. Robert Lighthall of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department. While most justices will start out with that interest, it doesn’t always last, he said.

“She didn’t just give them a sentence, she dealt with them as a human being,” Joseph Mattice, Mexico town justice, said.

Roberts became a town justice to help young people, said Kay Detor, Mexico court clerk. After watching so many youths go astray, Roberts decided she could help straighten them out by referring them to different programs, Detor said.

With at least two decades of county service in everything from social services to mental health, Roberts knew the system. Much of her travel through the county bureaucracy was tied to her work with Rupert Collins, commissioner of Oswego County Health Services.

Collins met Roberts at the Department of Social Services, where she worked as a caseworker. He then brought her over to the Andrew Michaud Nursing Home as director of nursing.

While Roberts served at the nursing home she developed protocol for containing infectious diseases that was modeled statewide, Collins said.

Later she served as director of nursing for the county’s inpatient mental health services and as coordinator of mental health services.

“Everything she touched always showed a sense of humanity that was unusual,” Collins said.

Vivian Roberts is survived by her husband, Marion “Bob” Roberts Sr. and four children.

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VIVIAN ROBERTS DIES – SERVED AS JUSTICE FOR TOWN OF MEXICO<

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 12, 1992

Vivian L. Roberts, 59, of Academy Street, died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Syracuse, Mrs. Roberts resided most of her life in Mexico. She was the town justice for Mexico. She was a caseworker and supervisor at the Oswego County Department of Social Services. Mrs. Roberts was a former director of the Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Oswego Hospital and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Mrs. Roberts also was a former administrator at the Oswego County Mental Health Department. She was a graduate of the University of Rochester.

Mrs. Roberts was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mexico.

Surviving are her husband, Marion D. Sr.; two daughters, Darlys Forbes of Mexico and Sylane Mack of Fairport; two sons, Joel W. of Saratoga, and Stewart K. of Fulton; her father, Clifford S. Lodge of Oswego; a brother, Norman Lodge of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the First United Methodist Church of Mexico, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Mexico, with the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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FRED G. LASHWAY

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 23, 1992

Former Mexico resident Fred G. Lashway, 91, died Sunday in Port Charlotte, Fla.

A native of Plattsburg, Mr. Lashway also lived in Mexico, Rome and Banning, Calif., before moving to Florida in 1989. He had owned and operated farms in Mexico and Florence and retired in 1967 after 28 years with Revere Copper and Brass in Rome.

Mr. Lashway was a former communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico, and a former member of Mexico Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose.

Surviving are a daughter, Alice Plumley of Rome; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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MAURICE R. WILLIAMS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – July 14, 1992

Maurice R. Williams, 81, of Route 69 died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Elgin, Ill., Mr. Williams resided most of his life in Mexico. He retired in 1973 after 32 years as a school bus driver with Mexico Academy and Central School District and also owned and operated Williams and Sons Sand, Gravel and Topsoil.

Mr. Williams was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church, the Mexico Grange and Arbiet Lodge 168, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmie L. of Mexico and Richard A. of Mexico; three sisters, Frances Fenner of North Carolina, Vera Johnson of Palermo and Verna Johnson of Clay; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico.

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LILLIAN L. BURROWS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – July 17, 1992

Lillian L. Burrows, 90, a former resident of 220 Tecumseh Road, DeWitt, died Thursday at James Square Nursing Home after a long illness.

Mrs. Burrows lived many years in the Syracuse area. She was employed 32 years with Syracuse University. Mrs. Burrows was a member of Rockefeller United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Barbara Burrows of Syracuse; a brother, William O’Gates of Syracuse; and a cousin.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Burns-Garfield Memorial Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 3175 E. Genesee St.

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PAUL D. SMITH

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – July 29, 1992

Paul D. Smith, 63, of Paddocks Landing, Phoenix, died Sunday at University Hospital, Syracuse.

A native of Keene, N.H., Mr. Smith lived many years in the Central New York area.

Surviving is his mother, Stella Smith of Camillus.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Mexico Village Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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EULODA K. FETCHA

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – August 9, 1992

Euloda K. Fetcha, of Spring Street, died Saturday morning at her home after a short illness.

Mrs. Fetcha was born in Wisconsin and lived most of her life in Mexico.

Her husband, Willard Fetcha, died in 1969.

Mrs. Fetcha was a retired post office clerk in Mexico. She was the Mexico Town Historian for many years.She was an elder in the Mexico Presbyterian Church.

She was past matron of the Victorian Chapter Order of the Eastern Stars, Mexico. She was a member of the Mexico Historical Society and the Mexico Chamber of Commerce, who once named her Woman of the Year.

Mrs. Fetcha also was a member of Oswego County’s Historical Society, the Heritage Foundation of Oswego and the Oswego County Council of the Arts.

Surviving are a sister, Irene Deloris Nelson of Weedsport; a brother, Gordon L. Kiefer of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, the Mexico Historical Society or the McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico.

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VERDA A. COSTELLO

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – August 29, 1992

Verda Adele Costello, 70, of 5290 Lincoln Ave. died Thursday at University Hospital, Syracuse, after a long illness.

A native of Pulaski, Mrs. Costello lived in Mexico 48 years. She retired in 1980 as an account clerk after 20 years with the State University of New York at Oswego. She was a graduate of Pulaski High School.

Mrs. Costello was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church and a member of its Women’s Guild, the Mexico Historical Society and the Secretaries Association at SUNY Oswego. She was the Mexico area organizer for several years of the annual Hope Appeal.

Surviving are her husband, William B.; a daughter, Ann Rockrohr of Hopewell Junction; three sisters, Erma Koenig and Helen Toth, both of Mexico, and Barbara McCullagh of Sandy Creek; and two brothers, Robert Galbraith of Plattsburgh and Lawrence Galbraith of Fulton.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, the Rev. Peter Reddick officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps.

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AARON D. JEWELL

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – August 31, 1992

Aaron D. Jewell, infant son of Wendi Marie Czirr and David Jewell of East Main Street, died Friday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital.

Surviving besides his parents are his paternal grandmother, Eileen Jewell of Mexico; his maternal grandmother, Debbi Lazzaro of Scriba; his maternal grandparents, Sandy and Doug Czirr of Scriba; his paternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Dolores Douglas of Parish and Laura Jewell of Mexico; his maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Beverley Czirr and Sam and Elizabeth Lazzaro, all of Scriba; and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mexico Village Cemetery, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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JENNIE M. LARKIN

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – September 9, 1992

Jennie M. Larkin, 70, of West Monroe died Tuesday at University Hospital after a long illness.

A native of Syracuse, Mrs. Larkin also lived in Baldwinsville before moving to Hastings 29 years ago. Her husband, Frederick, died in 1981 and Mrs. Larkin later moved to West Monroe to live with her son.

Surviving are two sons, George Huff, with whom she resided, and Fred Larkin Jr. of Central Square; two daughters, Joyce Roth of Hastings and Bonnie Speach of Central Square; two brothers, DeWitt Huff of North Syracuse and Robert Muff of Berea, Ohio; two sisters, Velma Harrington of Watertown and Helen McMahan of Chaumont; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Watson Funeral Home, Central Square. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 206 S. Main St.

Contributions may be made to Southern Oswego Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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JAMES P. SEAMAN

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – October 2, 1992

James P. Seaman, 53, of 301 Bradley St. died Wednesday at his home.

A native of Gouverneur, Mr. Seaman resided most of his life in Syracuse. He was owner and operator of the University Taxi Co. of Syracuse. He was a Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; a son, Ronald of Maniwaky, Quebec; six daughters, Terry Buckshot, Marie Jocko and Penny Jocko, all of Maniwaky, and Holly, Monica and Brenda Seaman, all of Syracuse; his parents, Harlon and Doris Seaman of New Haven; two brothers, R. Michael of New Haven and Timothy J. of Oswego; two sisters, Ann E. Gniady of LaCombe, La., and Jennifer Meek of New Haven; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, both in Mexico. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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ELLA S. DUELL

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – October 29, 1992

Ella S. Duell, 79, of Route 3 died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Duell was a life resident of Mexico. She was a food service supervisor for Syracuse University and a waitress at Martin’s Chicken on the Roof and the Pillar Point Manor.

Surviving are a daughter, Faith Williams of Mexico; a son, Lyle of East Lebanon, Maine; four sisters, Florence Hotchkiss of Mexico, Alice Wade of Central Square, Hattie Albright of New Haven and Irene Gibson of Mount Pleasant; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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MARION C. GIOVO

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – November 9, 1992

Marion C. Giovo, 70, of Main Street died Sunday at the Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Giovo was a life resident of Mexico. She was the owner of Giovo’s Soda Fountain and Laundromat, Mexico.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico.

Her husband, Charles, died in 1983.

Surviving are a daughter, Celia Jerrett of Parish; three sons, Jack, Harold, and James all of Mexico; nine grandchildren; a sister, Bette Crisafulli of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corp. of Mexico.

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ALICE MUNGER

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – December 2, 1992

Alice Rose Munger, 83, of Pump House Road died Monday at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Munger lived in Mexico since 1936. Her husband, Henry, died in 1965.

Mrs. Munger attended the First United Methodist Church of Mexico and was a member of its Morning Watch Women’s group. She was active with the Senior Nutrition Program in Mexico and a member of the New York State Dairymen’s League Association. The niece of Rose O’Neill, illustrator and creator of the Kewpie Doll, Mrs. Munger was a charter member of the International Rose O’Neill Club and the Bonniebrook Historical Society in Bransom, Mo.

Surviving are a son, James of Mexico; two brothers, Richard and Paul O’Neill, both of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Patricia O’Neill of Rochester; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps of Mexico or the First United Methodist Church of Mexico.

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KATHERINE M. VAN SANT

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – January 6, 1993

Katherine M. Van Sant, 81, of Parkview Manor died Tuesday at Lee Hospital, Fulton.

A native of Buffalo, Mrs. Van Sant resided most of her life in Mexico. She formerly was employed with the housekeeping department of Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton.

Mrs. Van Sant attended the First United Methodist Church of Mexico.

Surviving are a daughter, LaVerne Woodward of Mexico; a son, John of Mexico; two brothers, Franklin Smith of Syracuse and Carl Smith of Parish; two sisters, Dorothy Seaman of Maple View and Jeanette Jaquin of Delaware; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, the Rev. Mynra Foster officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico, or the Oswego County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

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THOMAS F. CLOHOSEY

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – January 6, 1993

Thomas F. Clohosey, 79, of Route 11 died Monday at House of Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown.

A native of Pulaski, Clohosey also lived in Utica before returning to the Mexico-Pulaski area in 1946. He retired in 1979 as a machine set-up man with New Process Gear Division of Chrysler Corp., Syracuse. His wife, Madge, died last year.

Mr. Clohosey was a communicant and eucharistic minister of St. John the Evangelist Church and a member of the Utica Council of the Knights of Columbus and the United Auto Workers Union.

Surviving are five daughters, Lois Salley of Phoenix, Ariz., Rose Bouchard of Parish, Diane Mizener of Mexico, Nona Pearson of Bridgeport and Mary Christenson of Scotsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Doris Russ of Mexico; 21 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. John the Evangelist Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Pulaski, or McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico.

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KEON E. KELLOGG

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – February 14, 1993

Keon E. Kellogg, 83, of 5283 S. Jefferson St., Mexico, died Monday at the Oswego Hospital after being stricken at home.

He was born in North Wilma and lived most of his life in the Mexico area.

He was a welder for Precision Sheet Metal in Syracuse for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, the former Martha Nailon; a brother, Lyndon of Mexico; two sisters, Keitha Peterson of Mexico and Wilda Kellog of Buffalo; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Ave., Mexico, or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept.

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EVERET V. BACKUS

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – February 14, 1993

Everet V. Backus, 62, of Mexico, died Friday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital after an illness of several months.

Mr. Backus was a lifelong resident of Mexico. He served in the Navy.

He was a publisher and owner of the Oswego County Weeklies for more than 40 years. He also was an owner of the Oswego Shopper for 20 years.

Mr. Backus was a member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department for 42 years and served as its chief for 17 years. He was one of the first members of Oswego County’s Fire Advisory Board. He was recently honored by the Oswego County Legislature for his contributions to firefighting.

Mr. Backus was actively involved with the Oswego County Republican Party, serving almost 30 years as its state committeeman and, for a time, as county chairman. He had been a delegate to Republican National Conventions.

He was active in Operation Oswego, serving as president in its early years. His lifelong interest in sports continued to the end. He was an avid golfer until his illness struck.

Surviving are his wife, the former Marian Nicholson; a son, Mark H. Backus of Mexico; three brothers, B. Olin, R. Charles and Horace, all of Mexico; two grandsons; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A son, Everet John, died at birth.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Mexico, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Spring burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department or Donald McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Ave., Mexico, N.Y.

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LENA M. GRAY

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – February 23, 1993

Lena M. Gray, 97, of 19 Dorchester Road, Westvale, died Friday at her home.

A native of Mexico, N.Y., Miss Gray lived in Westvale many years. She retired as a bookkeeper from Syracuse University.

Miss Gray was a member of West Genesee United Methodist Church and its choir. She also was a member of the Commonwealth Club and the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation and a former treasurer of the West Hill Senior Citizens.

There are no known survivors.

Services will be in West Genesee United Methodist Church at a date to be announced. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the memorial fund of West Genesee United Methodist Church or the Dr. William C. Wiederhold Memorial Library, in care of Festival Institute, Box 89, Round Top, Texas.

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BESSIE M. EVERTS

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – March 7, 1993

Bessie M. Everts, 86, of Scenic Avenue, Mexico, died Saturday at the Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego.

Miss Everts was born in New Haven and was a life resident of the New Haven/Mexico area. She was a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Fine Arts.

She was a school teacher in Floral Park, Long Island and in Wolcott. In Mexico, she was a piano teacher and was manager of the Mexico Theater until its closing in 1967.

Miss Everts was a member and long time choir director of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. She was a member of the Victoria Chapter No. 205 Order of Eastern Star, Mexico. She was a member and past treasurer of the Mexico Historical Society.

Surviving are several cousins.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating.

Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

Arrangements by the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico.

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DAVID LEE WALLACE

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – March 7, 1993

David Lee Wallace, 49, of Route 3, Mexico, died Friday at the Madison Irving Surgical Center, Syracuse.

He was born in Oswego and was a life resident of the Mexico/Oswego area.

Mr. Wallace was a communicant of the St. Louis Catholic Church, Oswego.

He was a forklift operator in the shipping department of Nestle Chocolate & Confection Co. in Fulton for 31 years.

He was treasurer and past president of Chocolate Workers Local No. 1974. He was a member and past president of the Onondaga Beagle Club and a member of the Sandy Creek Beagle Club.

Surviving are his wife, the former Sandra Preman; two sons, William D. of Mexico and Frederic J. of Scriba; two daughters, Tracie Wallace of Mexico and Shirley Wallace of Scriba; four brothers, Roger, Thomas, Richard and John, all of Oswego; three sisters, Shirley Melnick, Jean Toncin and Mae McLaughlin, all of Oswego; and a grandchild.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico and 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico.

Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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MICHAELINE HOLLIDAY

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – March 18, 1993

Michaeline “Mickey” Holliday, 71, of Court Street died Wednesday at the home of her brother in North Syracuse.

A native of Throop, Pa., Mrs. Holliday also lived in Mexico and resided most of her life in Syracuse. She retired in 1982 as an assembler after 20 years with General Electric Co.

Mrs. Holliday was a communicant of St. Daniel’s Church and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the GE Electronettes.

Surviving are a daughter, Dr. Susan Barde of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Victoria Perez of Camillus and Anne Dirienzo of North Syracuse; four brothers, Nicholas Matkoski of Syracuse, Leon Ilnitzki of North Syracuse, Stanley Ilnitzki of Huntington Station and John Ilnitzki of the Philippines; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 7:45 a.m. Saturday at Fergerson Funeral Home, North Syracuse, and 8:15 a.m. in St. Daniel’s Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 215 S. Main St.

Contributions may be made to Home Aides of Central New York or the Metropolitan Commission on the Aging.

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GRATIA DENNY SCOTT

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – May 5, 1993

Former Liverpool resident Gratia Denny Scott, 93, died Nov. 26 in Eustis, Fla.

A native of Cavendish, Vt., Mrs. Scott lived many years in Liverpool. She was the widow of Giles M. Denny, who died in 1982, and of Harold Scott, who died in 1985. Mrs. Scott was a former member of Liverpool First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Jean Bewley of North Syracuse; two sons, Giles M. Denny of Syracuse and Jackson L. Denny of Phoenix; three stepdaughters, Shirley Atkins of Solon, Ohio, Pat Brush of Bennington, Vt., and Barbara Phillips of Cavendish, Vt.; and a stepson, Glenn Scott of Pittsburgh.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Maurer Funeral Home, Moyers Corners. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Cavendish Baptist Church.

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JESSIE V. MILLER

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – May 11, 1993

Jessie V. Miller, 86, of Rome Road died Saturday at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Oswego.

A native of Sykeston, N.D., Mrs. Miller lived many years in Massena before moving to Pulaski 20 years ago. She retired after several years with A&P Supermarket. Mrs. Miller was a 1926 graduate of Pulaski High School.

Mrs. Miller was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the Pulaski chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are a brother, Raymond Alder of Mexico, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Foster-Hax Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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ARNOLD N. CATERSON

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – May 22, 1993

Arnold N. Caterson, 92, of 5919 Spring St. died Thursday at his home.

A native of the Bronx, Mr. Caterson lived in Westchester County before moving to Mexico 30 years ago. He was manager of the New York City district sales office of Wallingford Steel Co.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Irene Petersen; a son, James T. of Glenville; a sister, Netta Caterson of Woodbury, Conn.; and a niece.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Mexico Village Cemetery, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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HOWARD S. FELLOWS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – May 24, 1993

Howard S. Fellows, 60, of 5329 Ames St., Mexico, died Saturday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, after being stricken at work.

Mr. Fellows was a life resident of the Oswego-Mexico area and employed by Sunnycrest Inc. of Mexico. He was an Army veteran and served in the Air Force. He was a member and commander of the Edick-Hamlink VFW, Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Sherman; five sons, Richard and Brian of Oswego, Howard Jr. of Phoenix, Phillip and Kevin of Mexico; a daughter, Jean Fellows of Mexico; his mother, Gladys Fellows of Oswego; three brothers, Donald, David and Ronald, all of Oswego; a sister, Janet Ducar of Oswego; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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CORA HOSFORD

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 11, 1993

Former Mexico resident Cora Hosford, 94, died Sunday in Missouri.

A native of Mexico, Miss Hosford lived 20 years in Missouri, residing in Grandview, Mo., at the time of her death. She formerly was a proofreader with Wesleyan Methodist Publishing House in Syracuse.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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EMILY G. LARSON

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 12, 1993

Emily G. Larson, 75, of County Route 64 died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Larson was a life resident of the Mexico area. She was employed with the Mexico Public Library, where she also was a member.

Surviving are her husband, B. Earl “Pete”; two daughters, Sharon Green of Venice, Fla., and Lynn Giodanelli of Plantation, Fla.; two sisters, Marge Guarrera of Fulton and Midred Ramsey of Mexico; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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JULIA E. DIEHL

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 25, 1993

Julia E. Diehl, 91, of East Third Street died Wednesday at the Pontiac Nursing Home.

A native of Scranton, Pa., Mrs. Diehl lived many years in the Mexico and Fulton area.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen Seeber of Fulton and Rose Drumm of Bullhead City, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. John Fulton officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Fulton.

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LEAH A. KNAPP

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – July 2, 1993

Leah A. Knapp, 84, of County Route 16 in Mexico, died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

She was born in Oneida, and had lived in the Mexico area for more than 50 years. She was a graduate of the Oswego Normal School and taught elementary school in Madison County.

She is survived by several cousins. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today in the Mexico Village Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego County Humane Association or the Animal Welfare League.

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WILLIAM B. COSTELLO

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – August 8, 1993

William B. Costello, 72, of 5292 Lincoln Ave. died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Baldwinsville, Mr. Costello resided most of his life in Mexico. He retired in 1983 as a highway maintenance foreman after 25 years with the New York State Department of Transportation in Mexico. Mr. Costello was a graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School. His wife, Verda, died Aug. 27, 1992.

Mr. Costello was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a trustee of the Mexico Historical Society. An Army veteran, Mr. Costello was a former commander of Edick-Hamlink Post 369, VFW, Mexico.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann Rockrohr of Hopewell Junction; two brothers, James of Oswego and John of Colosse; a sister, Mary Manicoia of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Avenue, Mexico 13114.

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SHOOTING VICTIM PATRICIA A. NICKLUS – SERVICES WEDNESDAY<

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – August 31, 1993

Patricia A. Nicklus, 47, of 404 E. Castle St. died Sunday at home after a shooting incident.

A native of Syracuse, Mrs. Nicklus also lived in Mexico before returning to Syracuse. She was a self-employed delivery agent for about three years, delivering the Syracuse Herald-Journal. She previously was employed with O.M. Edwards Co. and General Electric Co.

Surviving are three daughters, Kimberly Raymond and Michele Nicklus, both of Mexico, and Dianne Badger, stationed at Dahlgren Naval Base in Dahlgren, Va.; her parents, Robert and Anna Mae Cummings of Mexico; a sister, Diane Kowalo of Mexico; a brother, Terry Cummings of Volney; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to a trust fund that her family has started for her daughter, Michele.

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RICHARD A. WILLIAMS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – September 20, 1993

Richard A. Williams, 56, of Route 69, died Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Fulton, he was a life resident of the Mexico area.

Mr. Williams was an Army veteran. He retired in April as a nuclear electrician for Niagara Mohawk.

He was a member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department, and was a former police officer for the village of Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former Faith Duell; two daughters, Jackie Williams of Pulaski and Shelly Ferrao of St. Catherines, Ontario; a son, Richard A. Jr. of Virginia; a brother, Jimmie L. of Mexico; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harter Funeral Home, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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FAITH D. WILLIAMS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – October 19, 1993

Faith Duell Williams, 50, of Route 69 died Sunday at University Hospital, Syracuse, after a long illness.

Mrs. Williams resided in Mexico most of her life. Her husband, Richard, died Sept. 19, 1993.

Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline Williams of Mexico and Shelly Ferrao of St. Catherines, Ontario; a son, Richard Williams Jr. of Virginia; a brother, Lyle Duell of East Lebanon, Maine; and two grandchildren.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Harter Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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MAUD E. DAVIS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – November 17, 1993

Maud E. Davis, 91, of Kimberley Lane Apartments died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

A native of Palermo, Miss Davis was a life resident of the Mexico area. She and her sister, Hattie Davis, were the owners for 40 years of David Exxon Station in Mexico.

Miss Davis was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and its Women’s Fellowship Unit. She was a member and past noble grand of the Silver Crest Rebekah Lodge 229.

Surviving are her sister, Hattie Davis of Mexico, and several cousins.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico United Methodist Church.

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WALTER YABLONSKI

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – December 20, 1993

Walter Yablonski, 78, of Pulaski Hill Street, Mexico, died Friday after a brief illness.

He was born in Olyphant, Pa., and lived most of his life in Mexico.

He attended Mexico Academy and Central School. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church.

He worked at Easy Washer Corp. of Syracuse and later was a mechanic for Scholler Technical Papers of Pulaski, retiring in 1980. He was a member and an officer in the paper workers’ union. Mr. Yablonski also owned and operated his own cattle farm in Mexico.

He was a 30-year member and officer of the Texas Rod and Gun Club.

Surviving are three sons, Walter, Lyndon and James, all of Mexico; two sisters, Olga Clark of Oswego and Margaret Gawarecki of Rome; three brothers, Mike and Steve, both of Mexico, and Ted of Arizona; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harter Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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VERA VAULT WADE

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – January 16, 1994

Vera Vault Wade, 84, of Ellen St., Oswego, died Friday at the Hillcrest Nursing Home Oswego.

A native of Mexico, Mrs. Wade lived in Mexico most of her life.

She graduated from Mexico High School and Oswego Normal School and was a school teacher in the Central Square School District, retiring in 1971. She was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Case of Oswego; a granddaughter; a great-grandchild; and two nieces.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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GEORGE E. GREEN

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – February 5, 1994

George E. Green, 85, of Norman Avenue died Friday at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Oswego.

A Syracuse native, Mr. Green had lived in Mexico since 1937. He retired in 1972 after 35 years as an art teacher at Mexico Academy and Central School. Mr. Green also served as the director of adult education in Mexico for many years. He was a graduate of Syracuse University, where he also earned a master’s degree.

Mr. Green was a member of the New York State Retired Teacher’s Association and a 50-year member and past master of Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM.

Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Thompson; a son, Wayne T. of Mexico; three sisters, Ruth Burkhardt of Doyleston, Pa., and Laura Fox and Dorothy Doss, both of Syracuse; a brother, Earl of Syracuse; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harter Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Public Library.

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WILLIAM L. EATON SR.

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Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – February 10, 1994

William L. Eaton Sr., 45, of Sharp Road died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, after a brief illness.

A native of Ogdensburg, Mr. Eaton lived in the Fulton area many years. He was a machine upkeep operator with Owens Brockway Glass Corp.

Mr. Eaton was a member of Local 27, Glass, Pottery, Plastics Workers Union.

Surviving are his wife, the former Nancy McWilliams; two daughters, Denise Morse of Baldwinsville and Renee Eaton of Syracuse; a son, William L. Jr. of Granby; seven brothers, Robert Eaton of Texas City, Texas, James Eaton of Lysle, Donald Eaton of Ogdensburg, Thomas Eaton of Oyster Bay, Michael Eaton of Bradenton, Fla., Joseph Panoessa of Leeds, Ala., and Ronald Simmons of Ontario, Calif.; five sisters, Leona Sparks of Stony Point, Donna Reddick of Cornwall, Ontario, Judy Mandingo and Marie Hance, both of Ogdensburg, and Mae McKnight of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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LLOYD C. BACKUS

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – February 13, 1994

Lloyd C. Backus, 70, of RD1, died Saturday at home.

A former resident of Mexico, he moved to Adams two years ago. He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Mexico and Adams V.F.W. and the Adams American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, the former Olive Carmen; a daughter, Sharon Graves of Adams; a son, Kevin of New Haven; two sisters, Eileen Howard of Mexico and Lucille Howard of Montana; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at the convenience of the family Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Jefferson County Hospice, 425 Washington St., Watertown 13601.

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ALFRED T. HUGHES

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – February 26, 1994

Alfred T. Hughes, 95, of Springbrook Apartments died Friday at his home.

A native of Brooklyn, Mr. Hughes also lived in Wisconsin before moving to the Mexico area at age 18. He was the owner and operator of a farm. Mr. Hughes was a 50-year member of the Mexico Grange.

Surviving are two daughters, Sydney DeLong of Mexico and Beatrice Lake of North Syracuse; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Spring burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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FRANCES STAGER RUDE

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – March 14, 1994

Former Mexico resident Frances Stager Rude, 84, of 7691 Craig Road, Blews Creek, N.C., died Friday at Forsythe Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Born in Girad, Mont., she lived in Mexico before moving to North Carolina.

Mrs. Rude was a former school teacher.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

Her husband, Karl, died in 1991.

Surviving are a daughter, Winifred Lipstreu of Blews Creek, N.C.; a sister, Adeline Hills of Chittenango; and five grandchildren.

Spring graveside services will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 616 S. Cherry St., Kernersville, N.C. 27284.

Harter Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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DONNA M. BOVEE

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – March 17, 1994

Former Syracuse resident Donna Marie Bovee, 44, died March 7 at her home in Hollywood, Calif.

A native of Syracuse, Ms. Bovee lived in Hollywood since 1977. She was a special education teacher in Hollywood working with visually impaired children. Ms. Bovee was a graduate of Onondaga Community College and received her bachelor’s degree in child development-psychology from California State University at Los Angeles.

Surviving are her mother, Linda Albino of North Syracuse; her father, Philip Bovee of Syracuse; two sisters, Cynthia Bos of Shreveport, La., and Melissa Flora of Syracuse; a brother, Philip Bovee of Schenectady; and several nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Farone & Son Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 1500 Park St.

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FLOYD `TED’ BADGER JR.

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Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – March 23, 1994

Floyd “Ted” Badger Jr., 74, of County Route 64 died Monday at his winter home in Plant City, Fla.

A native of Potsdam, N.Y., Mr. Badger lived in Mexico since 1952. He retired in 1971 as a quality control officer with General Electric Co. and in 1984 as a quality control officer with Crouse-Hinds Co. His wife, Audrey, died in 1982.

Mr. Badger was a former member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Mexico, and a member of the Robert Farnham and Robert Tiefke golf leagues. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Badger was a member of Stone-Davis Post 384, American Legion, and Edick-Hamlink Post 369, VFW.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathy A. Britton of Mexico; four sons, Donald E. of Apex, N.C., John A. of Mexico, and Floyd E. and Timothy N., both of Tampa; a sister, Wilomena Jarvis of Norwood; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps.

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CATHERINE M. ROACH

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – March 26, 1994

Catherine McAdam Roach, 91, of 5909 Madison Ave. died Thursday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of St. Thomas, Ontario, Mrs. Roach lived in Watertown and several other northern New York communities before moving to Mexico in 1954. She was a graduate of the Ontario School for the Deaf in Belleville, Canada. She was the widow of J. Wesley McAdam, who died in 1951, and Harold Roach, who died in 1983.

Mrs. Roach attended Grace Episcopal Church, Mexico, and was a member of the Liverpool Senior Citizens for the Deaf.

Surviving are two daughters, Anne Johnson of High Point, N.C., and Gloria McAdam of Mexico; five sons, Philip McAdam of Pawling, Bruce McAdam of Watertown, James McAdam of Oswego, Colin McAdam of Faribault, Minn., and Lawrence McAdam of Sanford, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Grace Episcopal Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Harter Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps., Watson Avenue, Mexico 13114.

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ROBERT J. NICHOLS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – April 9, 1994

Former Oswego area resident Robert James Nichols, 65, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Palatka, Fla.

A Pulaski native, Mr. Nichols lived in the Oswego-Fulton area until moving to Palatka in 1987. He was a former laborer with the city of Oswego. Mr. Nichols was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Palatka.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn; two sons, Burt of Oswego and Robert E. of Norwalk, Conn.; two daughters, Jeanne N. Brooks of Bunnell, Fla., and Deloris Nichols of Norwalk, Conn.; two brothers, Harold of Downey, Calif., and Gilbert of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister, Anna Whaley of Pulaski; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego, the Rev. Charles Marks officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St.

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BETTY J. PHELPS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – April 23, 1994

Betty J. Phelps, 80, of Madison Street died Thursday at Harr-Wood Nursing Home, Oswego, after a long illness.

Mrs. Phelps retired from Kemper Insurance Co., Syracuse. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

Surviving are three sons, Glenn R. of Mexico, Henry of Syracuse and Robert of Nichols; and six grandchildren.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Harter Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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MARVIN F. VINCENT

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – May 8, 1994

Marvin F. Vincent, 90, of Scenic Avenue died Friday at the home of his son in Syracuse.

Born in Mexico, he was a life resident of the Mexico area. He owned and operated Vincent’s Welding and Vincent’s Burial Vaults, both in Mexico, for 50 years.

He also worked on the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. He was a member of North Mexico Methodist Church and a lifetime member and past chief of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department. He was a charter member of the Mexico Lions Club, and a member of other clubs.

His wife, Adeline, died in 1986.

Surviving are five daughters, Barbara Syrell of Richmond, Va.; Sharon Jackson of Tully, Debbie Warlock of Brewerton, Tina Spicer of Syracuse and Candy Vincent of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; six sons, Russell of Syracuse, Michael of Oswego, Gerald of Mexico, John of Pulaski, Eugene of West Monroe, and Joseph of Stockholm, Sweden; a sister, Alberta Howard of Utica; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 1118-B Court St., Syracuse.

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MARY F. RZEPECKI

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – May 11, 1994

Mary F. Rzepecki, 82, of Fish Road died Sunday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

A native of Fulton, Mrs. Rzepecki lived in Mexico for 32 years. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church.

Surviving are her husband, Chester M. Sr.; a son, Chester M. Jr. of Mexico; a sister, Julia Slivinski of Syracuse; a brother, Joseph Koval of East Northport; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Harter Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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FRANCES S. RUDE

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – May 19, 1994

Graveside services for former Mexico resident Frances Stager Rude, 84, who died March 11 in Winston-Salem, N.C., will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Mexico Village Cemetery, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating.

Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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AUDREY M. BEEBE

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 1, 1994

Audrey M. Beebe, 65, of Bear Road, Liverpool, died Monday at Community-General Hospital.

A native of LeRay, Mrs. Beebe also lived several years in Watertown and Syracuse and 18 years in Central Square before recently moving to Liverpool. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski, and a life member of the auxiliary of Trach-Auringer Post 7325, VFW.

Surviving are her husband, Robert; three sons, Floyd L. of East Syracuse, Gerald R. of Syracuse and Wayne P. of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a sister, Anita Wagoner of Newberry, Fla.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Traub Funeral Home, Central Square. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 110 N. Main St.

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RUBY D. DUMAS

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 6, 1994

Ruby D. Dumas, 80, of 131 W. First St., died Sunday at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Mexico, Mrs. Dumas lived in Fulton until 1983 when she moved to Oswego. She worked for many years as a cook at the Seneca Motel, the Salem House and Mary Bunda’s Diner, all in Fulton.

She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton. She also was a member of Oswego Chapter 288 Women of the Moose.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy M. Rourke of Oswego and Martha E. Hull of Fulton; two sons, William S. of Clay, and Leigh A. of Oswego; a brother, Victor Koenig of Mexico; two sisters, Irene Vescio and Florence McEwen, both of Fulton; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, the Rev. Dora J. Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the State Street United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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PHILIP J. MASON

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – July 2, 1994

Philip J. Mason, 59, of 426 Lodi St., died Friday at Plaza Nursing Home.

A native of the town of Mexico. Mr. Mason lived many years in Syracuse. He was a locksmith with Fradon Lock Co.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; a son, Philip of Syracuse; his mother, Mary Mason of Mexico; two sisters, Shirley Viscomb of Fulton, and Ethel Pickens of Palermo; three brothers, Donald of Elmira, Robert of St. Marys, Ga., and Francis of Parish; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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DOROTHY HENDERSON

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – July 17, 1994

Dorothy Henderson, 94, of Main Street died Saturday at Hill Crest Nursing Home, Oswego.

Born in Parish, she lived in Mexico for many years. Her husband, Austin, died in 1990.

Surviving are a niece, Eloise Wilmer of Mexico; and four nephews, Robert Wood of Parish, Curtis Wood of the Philippines, George Wood of Sandy Creek and Rod Wood of Colorado.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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ALICE M. MOOT

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – August 20, 1994

Alice M. Moot, 74, of Lehigh Road died Friday at University Hospital, Syracuse.

Surviving are four sons, John J., Edwin M. and Kimberly H., all of Pulaski, and Barry A. of Altmar; three daughters, Nancy L. Sweatland of Williamstown, Patricia G. Reed of Central Square, and Caprice E. Hooge of Pulaski; four sisters, Mabel Chamberlin and Mary Delong, both of Pulaski, Irma Webber of Watertown, and Katheryn Spencer of Central Square; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, the Rev. Anthony Keeffe officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 7385 Park St.

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EDITH J. FANCHER

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – August 23, 1994

Edith J. Fancher, 87, of Wayne Street died Sunday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

A native of East Syracuse, Mrs. Fancher also lived in Andes before moving to Mexico in 1976. She retired in 1972 as an elementary school teacher with the Delaware Academy Central School, Delhi. Mrs. Fancher was a 1957 graduate of State University of New York at Oneonta. Her husband, Ward, died in 1975.

Mrs. Fancher was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mexico and the New York State Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are two daughters, Elma Schott of Mexico and Elizabeth McConkey of St. Johnsville; a brother, Emmett Houghtaling of Cold Brook; two sisters, Earla Gray of Walton and Elsie Normington of Lompoc, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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ROBERT J. BRACY

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – September 2, 1994

Robert J. Bracy, 79, of Johnny Cake Hill Road died Thursday at Auburn Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

A native of Fulton, Mr. Bracy resided most of his life in the Mexico area before moving to the Cato-Victory area in 1976. He retired in 1979 as a pipefitter after 30 years with Armstrong World Industries, Fulton. He was a 1934 graduate of Fulton High School.

Mr. Bracy was a member of the Victory United Methodist Church and the Cato-Victory Senior Citizens. He played the piano with dance bands in the Fulton area and in recent years entertained at senior citizens meetings. Mr. Bracy was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, the former Lucille Coleman; a son, Paul of Baldwinsville; five daughters, Kathleen Sadkin of Baldwinsville, Janice Reed of Mexico, Marilyn Bowie of Adams Center, Gail Newtown of Brownsville and Lisa Adrian of Pulaski; a brother, Richard of Syracuse; three stepdaughters, Sharon Coleman of Clayton, Beverly Sayles of Weedsport and Sheryl Buigues of Edmonton, Canada; three stepsons, Ronald Coleman of Cato, Rodger Coleman of Cato and Randall Coleman of Auburn; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and a great-step-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jewell Funeral Home, Cato, the Rev. Jeffrey Aiosa officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery,.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 13164 South St.

Contributions may be made to the Victory United Methodist Church or the Victory Fire Department.

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HAROLD W. BROWN

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – September 26, 1994

Harold W. Brown, 70, of Hickory Grove, died Saturday at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Mexico, and was a life resident of the Mexico and Fulton areas.

Mr. Brown retired as the supervisor of water for Armstrong World Industries of Fulton in 1982.

He was a member and state officer of the National Association of Power Engineers and a World War II Army Veteran.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church of Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former Jeanne Shumway; two sons, William of Liverpool, and Ralph of Fulton; three daughters, Suellen Acker of Fulton, Betty Vinch of Hilton, and Marcia DeLong of Hannibal; a sister, Patricia Engle of Granby; and grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.

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ELEANOR C. FORBES

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – October 17, 1994

Eleanor Cusack Forbes, 70, of 5299 Norman Ave., died Saturday at home.

She was born in Parish and lived all her married life in Mexico. Mrs. Forbes was a graduate of Parish High School and received a degree from Canton Agricultural and Technical College in cafeteria food management. She was an account manager for Key Bank and retired in 1986.

Mrs. Forbes was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico and a member of the Victoria Chapter 205 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She also served as Cub Scout and Brownie troop leader in Mexico for many years.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, John T.; two sons, David J. of Clinton and Donald J. of Mexico; three daughters, Sandra J. Loomis of Palermo, Diane J. Forbes of Fairport and Patricia E. Van Vleck of Hilton; a sister, Margaret Andronaco of Penfield; a brother, George Cusack of Parish; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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ELOISE M. WILMER

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – November 10, 1994

Eloise M. Wilmer, 75, of Kimberly Apartments died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Mrs. Wilmer was a life resident of the Mexico area. She retired in 1978 after 29 years with the Oswego County Department of Social Services and previously was employed with Mexico Independent Newspapers. Her husband, Kenneth, died in 1976.

Mrs. Wilmer was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church, its Fellowship Unit, and the Social Services Retiree Group.

Surviving are a niece, Joyce Salisbury of Mapleview, and several cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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RUTH T. GREEN

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – November 17, 1994

Ruth T. Green, 85, of Mexico died Tuesday at the home of her son.

A native of Owego, Mrs. Green also lived in Syracuse before moving to Mexico 55 years ago. She was a librarian assistant for many years with Mexico Academy and Central Schools. Mrs. Green was a fashion model during the 1930s with Dey Brothers Department Store. She attended Syracuse University.

Mrs. Green was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church, its Faith Unit, Victoria Chapter 205, OES, the Century Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are a son, Wayne T. of Mexico; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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COLLEEN K. WILD

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – December 9, 1994

Colleen K. Wild, 58, of John Street died Thursday at University Hospital, Syracuse, after a brief illness.

A native of Torington, Conn., Mrs. Wild lived most of her life in Mexico. She was a bus driver for more than 25 years for Mexico Academy and Central School.

Surviving are her husband, John G.; a son, Keon of Mexico; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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FLOY MINER

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – December 26, 1994

Floy E. Miner, 96, formerly of Church Street, Mexico, died Saturday at the Loretta Heights Nursing Home in Oswego.

Born in Fulton, she spent much of her life in Mexico. She and her husband, LeRoy, who died in 1959, owned and operated the Miner Funeral Home in Mexico for many years.

She was a member of the Victoria chapter No. 209 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mexico. She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and the church’s faith unit.

Two sons, Newton and Robert, died before her.

Surviving are seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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B. EARL PETER LARSON

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – January 10, 1995

  1. Earl Peter Larson, 83, of County Route 64, died Sunday at the home of his granddaughter, Toni Holst of Constantia, where he had lived since May 1994.Mr. Larson was a Minnesota native and had lived many years in Mexico. He was a surveyor for the state of New York, retiring in 1968.

    He was a member of the Mexico Historical Society and the Mexico Public Library. Mr. Larson was an Army veteran of World War II.

    His wife, Emily, died in 1994.

    Surviving are two stepdaughters, Sharon Green of Venice, Fla., and Lynn Giordanelli of Plantation, Fla.; a sister, Elin Ware of New Haven; six step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

    Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harter Funeral Home, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

    Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

    Contributions may be made to the Oswego County Hospice, 70 Bunner St., Oswego 13126.

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ARLENE S. WOODMANSEE

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – January 12, 1995

Arlene S. Woodmansee, 86, of 140 Dawes Ave. died Wednesday at Community-General Hospital.

Mrs. Woodmansee was a native of Mexico, N.Y. She was a graduate of Central High School and Central City Business Institute. Mrs. Woodmansee was retired from the Home Builders Association of Central New York, where she was employed for many years as a secretary.

Her husband, Walter, died in 1985.

Surviving are two sons, David W. of Fayetteville, Ga., and Jon S. of Plymouth, Mass; three granddaughters and two grandsons.

Private services will be at the family’s convenience. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, Syracuse, has charge of arrangements.

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EDWIN ZOPFI

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – January 25, 1995

Edwin Zopfi, 68, of Bardeen Road died Monday at home after a brief illness.

A native of Syracuse, Mr. Zopfi lived in Brewerton for 10 years before moving to Hastings, where he lived for about 13 years.He was a wireman for the General Electric Co. in Liverpool for more than 25 years before retiring in 1981. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathryn Shirley of Mexico and Karen Waack of North Syracuse; three sisters, Dora Harke of Clay, and Martha Secreti and Betty Bannon, both of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Watson Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 206 S. Main St., Central Square.

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WILLIAM F. FRAVOR

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – January 29, 1995

William F. Fravor, 78, of Mexico, died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Fravor lived in Mexico most of his life.

He was employed by the town of Mexico Highway Department for 32 years, retiring in 1979.

Mr. Fravor was a World War II Army veteran.

He attended the Mexico United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Daisy Rude; a son, Claude Hadwin of Mexico; four sisters, Estella Kneut of Clifton Springs, Alice Hilton of Richland, Dorothy Van Den Becknes of Pulaski and Helen Sheldon of Phelps; an aunt, Madora Stock; two grandchildren, Hadwin Terry and Amy Terry, both of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, with Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to Mexico Volunteer Fire Department or McFee Ambulance Corp, Watson Avenue, Mexico, or the Mexico United Methodist Church.

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ROBERT K. SKINNER

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – March 20, 1995

Robert K. Skinner, 82, of 100 Rochester St. died Saturday at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Mr. Skinner was a native of Camden and was a life resident of Central New York. He was a member of the Fulton Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He retired in 1974 as an auditor for the Liverpool school district. He also had worked at Columbia Mills as a time study engineer.

Surviving are his wife, the former Elida Weideman of Fulton; one daughter, Betty Marie Skinner of Syracuse; two sons, Charles of Mexico and William of Oswego; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Fulton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Young & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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ALEXANDER L. CHING

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – April 4, 1995

Alexander L. Ching, 68, of Spring Street died Sunday at University Hospital in Syracuse after a brief illness.

A native of Utica, Mr. Ching lived in Mexico since 1973. He was a steamfitter employed by Local 79 of Utica.

A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr Ching was a member of the Edick-Hamlink VFW Post 369 in Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former Beverly Marmon; one daughter, Mary Therese Ching of Mexico; three sons, Louis and Gary, both of Schenectady, and Alexander of Fallon, Nev.; one brother, Louis Ching of El Toro, Calif.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Harter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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GERALD E. GRACEY

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 3, 1995

Gerald E. Gracey, 64, of 81 W. Mohawk St. died Thursday at home.

A native of Black River, Mr. Gracey lived in the Mexico-Oswego area for many years. He was a machinist at New York Central Railroad and had worked at General Electric Co. in Syracuse. He also worked as a mechanic for Syracuse Supply Co. and Elcam in Oswego.

Mr. Gracey owned and operated the Mexico Cider Mill Farm in Mexico. He also owned and operated Gerry Gracey Construction Co.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member and past commander of the Edick-Hamlink Post 369 VFW in Mexico.

He was a former member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Mexico and St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Parish.

Surviving are six daughters, Sister Mary of Sacred Heart, Sister Mary of the Precious Blood and Sister Mary of the Eucharist, all of Marbury, Ala., Susan Himes of Oswego, Jacqueline Gracey of Aransas, Texas, and Kathleen Young of St. Mary’s, Kan.; three sons, Gerald E., Jr. of Red Creek, Matthew of Oswego and James of Mexico; three brothers, John and Thomas, both of Watertown and William of Lowville; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico. Burial with full military honors will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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LYNDON M. YABLONSKI

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 7, 1995

Lyndon M. Yablonski, 49, of Pumphouse Road died Monday at home from injuries suffered in a logging accident.

He was a life resident of Mexico. Mr. Yablonski was a construction worker for Laborers Local 214 in Oswego, and he owned and operated Yablonski’s Evacuation of Mexico. He was a communicant of St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church.

He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of VFW Post 369, Mexico. He was a member of American Legion Post 428, Ontario, N.Y., Mexico Lodge 136 F&AM and the Mexico Lions Club. He was scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 825 of Mexico.

He is survived by his wife, the former Cynthia Banke of Mexico; a son, Benjamin Yablonski, at home; two brothers, Walter L. and James S., both of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 825.

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RENA E. LADD

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 17, 1995

Rena E. Ladd, 91, of County Route 64 died Thursday at University Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Ladd was born in Gouverneur and lived in Mexico most of her life. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Syracuse and was a registered nurse. She ran Ladd’s Dairy in Scriba.

Surviving are a son, Robert Ladd of Mexico; and two grandchildren, Clay Ladd of Mexico and Vivian Ludwigsen of Scriba.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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JOHN J. MICHEL

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – June 26, 1995

John J. Michel, 79, of Route 3 died Saturday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in East Syracuse, he lived many years in the Fulton/Mexico area. Mr. Michel was a welder for Carrier Corp., DeWitt, and the L.B. Smith Co. of Syracuse until he retired in 1978. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 545, Syracuse and a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary White; two daughters, Linda Buckley of Mexico and Gerri Forsyth of Fulton; several foster daughters; five sisters, Elizabeth Loveless and Jane Henderson, both of Baldwinsville, Anne Medlong, Evelyn Klasmier and Dorothy DeMay, all of Florida; two brothers, Raymond and Charles, both of Florida; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, and at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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WILLIAM K. SHOUP

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – July 5, 1995

Former Mexico resident William K. Shoup, 74, of Sarasota, Fla., died Saturday at the Sarasota Hospital.

Born in New York City, Mr. Shoup lived in Mexico before moving to Sarasota 25 years ago. He was a construction worker.

Surviving are two sons, Ricky of Virginia and Gary of North Carolina; four daughters, Nancy Riley of Mexico, Diane and Betsy Shoup, both of Maryland, and Judy Weber of North Carolina; two brothers, Forest “Bud” Shoup of Sarasota, and Robert of West Virginia; two sisters, Edith Marsden of Mexico and Lorraine Smith of Florida; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Saturday in Mexico Village Cemetery, the Rev. William O’Neil officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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STEVE A. GORMAN

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – July 10, 1995

Steve A. Gorman, 19, of Route 104B, Mexico, died Saturday the result of injuries sustained in a one-car accident in Mexico.

A life resident of Mexico, Mr. Gorman was a 1994 graduate of Mexico Academy Central School. He was employed at Zausmer-Frisch Co. of Syracuse.

Surviving are his parents, Paul and Loretta Jackson Gorman; a sister Melanie Jackson; three brothers, Paul Jr., Timothy and Martin, all of Mexico; his maternal grandfather, Eugene Jackson of Copenhagen; his grandmother, Margaret Scott of Volney; his paternal grandfather, Forbie Gorman of Oswego; several aunts, uncles and cousins; a niece; and a nephew.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Steven Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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MIKE YABLONSKI

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – July 27, 1995

Mike Yablonski, 74, of Fabor Road died Tuesday at his home.

Mr. Yablonski was a life resident of Mexico. Mr. Yablonski was a chef at Le Moyne Manor and later owned and operated restaurants. He was also a carpenter with Local 12, Carpenters Union, and owned a farm.

Mr. Yablonski was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three sons, Virgil and Leonard, both of Fulton, and Gary of Mexico; two brothers, Theodore of Arizona and Stephen of North Carolina; two sisters, Olga Clark of Oswego and Margaret Gawerecki of Rome; and several grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Services will be at 8:45 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the food pantry at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church.

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JOHN H. WILLIAMS JR.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 5, 1995

John H. Williams Jr., 29, of North Road died Thursday while working at the Fulton Cos.in Pulaski.

A native of Oswego, he lived most of his life in the Mexico area. He was employed for the last five years for the Fulton Cos.as a certified pressure welder.

Surviving are his wife, the former Kathleen Reichard; a daughter, Brittany Lynne Williams at home; his parents, John H. Sr. and Joanne Sullivan Williams of Scriba; and a sister, Jennifer Williams Klawonn of Pennellville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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ALECIA L. HABEREK-RAY

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – August 6, 1995

Alecia Lee Haberek-Ray, 33, of County Route 64 died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse.

A native of Syracuse, she lived in Parish and Colorado Springs before moving to Mexico last year.

She graduated from Altmar-Williamstown-Parish Central High School in 1979 and was a 1981 graduate of Powellson Business School in Syracuse.

She was supervisor and head teller at Chase Manhattan Bank in Syracuse. She was a member of the Naval Reserve and a member of the Noncommissioned Officers Association.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Ray; a son, Zachary Ray; a daughter, Alexandra Ray, both at home; her parents, Gerald and Brenda Haberek of Parish; a sister, Lucinda Brown of Mexico; and a brother, Sgt. Jeffrey Haberek of California.

Services will be 9:30 Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, and 10 a.m. at Star of Sea Catholic Church, Mexico. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Avenue, Mexico.

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WILLARD E. CROSS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 11, 1995

Former Mexico and Sandy Pond resident Willard E. Cross, 73, died Wednesday in Sebring, Fla.

A native of New Haven, Mr. Cross lived in the Mexico area many years before moving to Sandy Pond in 1976. He lived in Avon Park, Fla., since 1986. He retired in 1977 as a rural carrier after 31 years with the U.S. Postal Service and also operated an accounting business in Mexico. Mr. Cross was a 1940 graduate of Mexico Academy and attended Syracuse University.

Mr. Cross was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy “Dot” Smith; two sisters, Jessie Watkins of Mexico and Eldean Mavarides of East Syracuse; a brother, J. Ronald of Lakeland, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pukaski. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 7395 Park St.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sanborn-McDaniels & LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Camden, has charge of arrangements.

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IRENE I. PREMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 23, 1995

Irene I. Preman, 79, of Academy Street died Monday at Loretto Heights, Oswego.

A native of Chateauqay, Mrs. Preman resided most of her life in Mexico. Her husband, William, died in 1977. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, its St. Margaret’s Guild, the Mexico Senior Citizens, the Industrious Club, the Calico Club, the Home Bureau and the Mexico Senior Nutrition Volunteers.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Wallace of Port Salerno, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church or St. Margaret’s Guild.

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B. OLIN BACKUS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 28, 1995

  1. Olin Backus, 77, of 3488 State Route 104 died Saturday at home after a long illness.Mr. Backus was a life resident of Mexico. He was a salesman with Oswego County Weeklies. Mr. Backus was a former town of Mexico supervisor and councilman and a former Mexico village trustee.

    Mr. Backus was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and a former member of the Mexico Lions Club, the Mexico Fire Department and Elms Golf Club.

    Surviving are his wife, the former Jeanette Kellogg; two daughters, Judith Backus of Mattydale and Brenda Hotchkiss of North Syracuse; two brothers, R. Charles and Horace, both of Mexico; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

    Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

    Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance or Mexico Fire Department.

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EMMA I. CHRISTENSEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 25, 1995

Emma I. Christensen, 66, of Lot 10 Road, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Christensen was a native of Aliquippa, Pa., and lived in the Central Square area for many years.

She was a member of the Palermo United Methodist Church and a member and past matron of the Victoria Chapter 205 Order of the Eastern Star, Mexico.

Surviving are her husband, Sheldon; a daughter, Sandra Rice of New Haven; two sons, Patrick of Central Square and Michael of Palermo; six sisters, Gertrude Gibboney, Beatrice Rudy, Jane Dixon, Phyllis Dixon, Henrietta Hawn, all of Pennsylvania, Helen Wilson of North Carolina; two brothers, John and Paul Peoples, both of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

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MARY V. MICHEL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 2, 1995

Mary V. Michel, 80, of Route 3 died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

A native of Norwich, Mrs. Michel lived many years in the Mexico-Fulton area. She retired from Mack-Miller Candle Co., Syracuse. Her husband, John J., died June 24.

Mrs. Michel was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Buckley and Gerri Forsyth, both of Mexico; a sister, Rita Long of Pompey; several foster daughters; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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EDITH E. WEEDEN

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – November 19, 1995

Edith E. “Bessie” Weeden, 78, of Dumas Road died Friday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Joliet, Ill., she lived in the Oswego area most of her life and graduated from Mexico Academy School. She had worked for Feltcher’s Furs in Oswego, retiring after 15 years.

She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and its Sigma Delta Club and was a former member of Order of Eastern Star Lake City Chapter 352.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Robert D.; a son, Robert F. of Baldwinsville; a sister, Shirley Edwards of Fulton; two grandsons; and several nephews.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Dowdle Funeral Home. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

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HARLON J. SEAMAN

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – December 3, 1995

Harlon J. Seaman, 79, of Leavitt Road died Saturday at the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton.

Mr. Seaman was a native of Gouverneur and for many years lived in Syracuse and Florida before moving to New Haven in 1990.

He was a district sales manager for Nationwide Insurance Co. in Syracuse. He formerly was the town supervisor in Fine.

Mr. Seaman was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former, Doris Shene; two sons, R. Michael of New Haven, Timothy J. of Oswego; two daughters, Ann E. Gniadi of Lacomb, La., and Jennifer Meek of New Haven; two brothers, William of Ashtabulah, Ohio, and Frank of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Perrin and Monica Shene, both of Fine; and several grandchildren.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Mexico. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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JOHN A. BUSKEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 12, 1995

John A. Buskey, 71, of 315 N. Eighth St. died Saturday at home after a long illness.

A native of Oswego, Mr. Buskey lived in Fulton 30 years. He retired in 1989 after 37 years with Sealright Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred E.; a son, John T. of Fulton; four daughters, Cheryl Farrell of Texas, Sally Gilley of Fulton, Ann Moore of Mexico and Cindy Buskey of Sandy Creek; four stepsons, Lawrence Searor of Hannibal, Frank and Robert Searor, both of Fulton, and John Searor of Virginia; four stepdaughters, Mary Seippel of Watertown, Joyce Sherman of Hannibal, Adelaide Hotaling of Fulton and Kathleen Crocker of Clyde; three brothers, Charles, Gerald and Francis, all of Oswego; three sisters, Elizabeth Taylor of Florida, Agnes Buskey of Fulton and Clara Dolan of Oswego; five grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Young & Son Funeral Home, the Rev. Brent Dahlseng officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 322 Oneida St.

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ELIZABETH L. CLARK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 13, 1996

Elizabeth L. Clark, 91, of Route 104 East died Friday at home after a brief illness.

A native of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Clark lived most of her life in Mexico. She owned and operated a farm in Mexico for many years and had been a home health-care aide. Her husband, Herbert, died in 1961.

Mrs. Clark was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church of Mexico, its Altar and Rosary Society and Women’s Guild. She also was a member of the Home Bureau, the Industries Club of Mexico and Mexico Senior Citizens.

Surviving are three sons, Earl of Gulfport, Fla., and Herbert and Ronal, both of Mexico; a sister, Bertha Connors of Pompey; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral home, Mexico, and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church.

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MARGARET C. MURRAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 19, 1996

Margaret C. Murray, 77, of 172 S. Daysville Road, died Thursday at her home.

A native of Mexico, N.Y., Mrs. Murray had lived in Pulaski since 1940.

Surviving are two daughters, Susanne G. Breezee and Jeanine L. Crandall, both of Mexico; a sister, Dorothy Rude of Mexico; three grandchildren; and her companion, Martin “Al” Brandt of Pulaski.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Volunteers of Oswego County Hospice.

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RAYMOND M. DANIELS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 30, 1996

Raymond M. Daniels, 78, of 5048 Pumphouse Road died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of West Monroe, Mr. Daniels had lived in Mexico for 30 years. He retired in 1975 as a machinist for Carrier Corp., Syracuse. Mr. Daniels previously retired at the rank of master sergeant after serving for 27 years in the Army.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Daniels was a member of Mexico Post, VFW.

Surviving are his wife, the former Flossie Herrington; two sons, Raymond M. II of Mexico and Jeffery E. of Kingston; two daughters, Carol Holloway of Lyman, N.H., and Jo-An Stone of Oswego; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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WILLIAM C. HAYNES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 6, 1996

William C. “Stardust” Haynes, 74, of Spring Street died Monday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Syracuse.

A native of Oswego, Mr. Haynes lived in Mexico since 1955. He was owner and operator of Jack & Bill’s Diner, Mexico, and Stardust Catering. He was a graduate of Oswego High School.

Mr. Haynes was a member of the Oswego Lodge, BPOE, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a former chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Oswego County Red Cross. He received the Red Cross’ Clara Barton Award.

An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Haynes was a member of Mexico Post 369, VFW, Oswego Post 2320 and 5885, VFW, and Oswego Post 268, American Legion. He was a former president and chairman of Company D, 108th Infantry, Veteran’s Association and a former president of the Oswego County Veterans Council.

Surviving are his wife, the former Jacqueline Alexander; four sons, William J. of Oswego and Barry L., Bryan L. and Brent L., all of Mexico; six grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter; three nieces; a nephew and two aunts.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department or another charity.

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ELLA LAPAGE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 6, 1996

Ella LaPage, 92, of 4 Catherine St. died Monday at St. Luke’s Health Related Facility.

A native of Fort Covington, Mrs. LaPage lived in the Mexico-Oswego area for many years. She formerly was employed with Oswego Hospital. She was the widow of Louis LaPage.

Mrs. LaPage was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico.

Surviving are two sisters, Muriel Waldrif of Kingston, Ontario, and Lora Page of Massena; a brother, John Bodway of Birch Run, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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SHERMAN D. DOWIE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 29, 1996

Sherman D. Dowie, 63, of 506 State Route 104B died Wednesday at University Hospital, Syracuse, after a long illness.

Mr. Dowie was a life resident of the Oswego-Mexico area. He retired in 1990 as postmaster of the Mexico Post Office after 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Dowie was a 1951 graduate of Mexico Academy and Central Schools.

Mr. Dowie was a member of the Oswego County Postmasters Association. A Navy veteran, Mr. Dowie was a member of Edick-Hamlink Post 369, VFW, and Pulaski Post 358, American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, the former Jean E. Butera; a daughter, Jean Herse of New Haven; two sons, John of Fulton and Sherman II of Mexico; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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WILLIAM E. TULLY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 5, 1996

Former Syracuse-area resident William E. Tully, 88, died Monday at a New York City hospital.

A native of Newark, N.J., Mr. Tully lived in Syracuse before moving to Jackson Heights many years ago. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was an Army veteran.

Surviving are a son, William of Syracuse; three daughters, Inez Snook of East Syracuse, Elaine Denis of Baldwinsville and Nancy Bruinsma of Mexico, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Spring graveside services will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage, has arrangements.

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ROBERT D. CUMMINGS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 6, 1996

Robert David Cummings, 72, of 245 County Route 64 died Friday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Cummings lived in Mexico for 36 years. He retired after seven years with Crouse Hinds Co., Syracuse, and had been a masonry contractor for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Anna Mae Mattson; a son, Terry of Volney; a daughter, Diane Crandall of Mexico; a brother, Edward of North Syracuse; a sister, Hilda Perotta of Burleson, Texas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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ELLSWORTH I. YOUNG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 27, 1996

Ellsworth “Ell” I. Young, 69, of 137 Albro Tract, Pulaski, died Saturday at the Poly Medical Center in Harrisburg, Pa.

A native of Ogdensburg, Mr. Young lived most of his life in Palermo, and had lived in Pulaski since 1985.

He was employed for 39 years by Nestle’s of Fulton, retiring in 1986.

Mr. Young was a member of the Palermo United Methodist Church and the Palermo Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Mexico Lodge 136 F&AM, and was an Eagle Scout and a Boy Scout leader in Mexico for many years.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, the former Lila Mae Druce; a son, David A. of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Susan M. Badger of Mexico; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harter Funeral Home. A Masonic funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the Palermo United Methodist Church or the Palermo Volunteer Fire Department.

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MARY I. MASON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 8, 1996

Mary I. Mason, 87, of Scenic Avenue died Thursday at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton, after a long illness.

A native of Philadelphia, N.Y., Mrs. Mason was raised in Red Creek and lived in Mexico for 60 years. Her husband, Francis, died in 1949 and a son, Philip, died in 1994.

Mrs. Mason was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Viscome of Fulton and Ethel Pickens of Palermo; three sons, Donald of Elmira, Robert of St. Mary’s, Ga., and Francis of Parish; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps.

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VICTORIA M. PEREZ

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 4, 1996

Victoria Matkoski Perez, 77, died Tuesday in North Syracuse at the home of her brother Leon Ilnitzki.

Born in Throop, Pa., Mrs Perez lived in Mexico from 1927 to 1940 before moving to Camillus in 1967. She was a training manager for White Tower Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1975. She also taught at Clinton Central School for three years.

Mrs. Perez volunteered at the Ida Benderson Senior Citizen Center for 20 years. She had a great interest in politics and sports and was named the most outstanding player on the 1936 Mexico Academy undefeated basketball team.

Her husband, Hilario “Larry,” died in 1977.

Surviving, in addition to her brother, are a son, Francis E. Michel Jr. of Studio City, Calif.; a sister, Anne DiRienzo of North Syracuse; two brothers, Nicholas Matkoski of Cicero and John Ilnitzki of Manila, the Philippines; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 9:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Rose of Lima Church, North Syracuse. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 1118-B Court St., P.O. Box 69, Syracuse 13208.

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TOMME H. GODFREY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 15, 1996

Tomme H. Godfrey, 44, of Route 11, Maple View, died Sunday at Community General Hospital.

Mrs. Godfrey was born in Syracuse and was a longtime resident of the Mexico area. She was an auditor for 23 years with the Oswego County Department of Social Services, retiring in 1995.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph C.; a daughter, Jessica Davis of Syracuse; a son, Travis Davis of Maple View; a stepdaughter, Cassie Godfrey of Mexico; two stepsons, Joseph Jr. and Justin Godfrey both of Maple View; her parents, William “Hoppe” and Lorraine Smith of Pinellas Park, Fla.; two brothers, Bucky Smith of Mexico and Michael Smith of Largo, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Park Methodist Church in Pulaski, the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to Mexico Little League Field Fund or the Leukemia Society of Central New York.

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ALFRED M. BLUNT

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – August 4, 1996

Alfred M. Blunt, 85, of Mexico Point Drive, Mexico, died Saturday in the Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Blunt was a native of Wellsville and lived in the Oswego area before moving to Mexico 43 years ago. He owned and operated a farm for many years.

Mr. BLunt also worked for Niagara Mohawk for 31 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the utility’s Retirees Association and 25-year Club at Niagara Mohawk.

He was a former member of the Mexico Grange, the Texas Rod and Gun Club and the Texas Community Club. Mr. Blunt was a member and past president of the Mexico Senior Citizens and a member of the Farm Bureau.

Mr. Blunt attended Grace Episcopal Church in Mexico and was a member of the Mexico Lodge #135 S & A M. Mexico Lodge #136 R. A. M. and the Scottish Rite Valley of Syracuse.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Lola Beatrice Russell Blunt; one daughter, Data Ida Mullen of Oswego; four sons, Franklin of Newport, N.C., Clarence and Robert, both of Mexico, and Ernest of Oswego; two sisters, Margaret Lester and Mildred Van Buren of Oswego; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hater Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral hone, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church Building Fund, or Mexico Lodge #135 Building Fund.

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STELLA E. SMITH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 12, 1996

Stella E. Smith, 99, of 4913 W. Genesee St., Camillus, died Saturday at the James Square Nursing Home in Syracuse.

Born in Massachusetts, Mrs. Smith previously lived in Cape Cod, Keene, N.H. and Middleton, Conn. She was a resident of the Syracuse area for the past 20 years.

Surviving are a niece, Edith Bascom of Alstead, N.H.; and a nephew, Duey Harrison of Cape Cod, Mass.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

The Harter Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico, has charge of arrangements.

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JOHN H. LADD SR.

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Syracuse Herald American (NY) – August 18, 1996

John H. Ladd Sr., 74, of Pople Ridge Road died Friday at Crouse Hospital.

Mr. Ladd was born and a life resident of Mexico. He and his sons owned and operated the John H. Ladd & Sons Concrete Septic Tank and Tile Co. for 48 years. He previously worked at Mexico Lumber Co. and was manager of the Marsellus Casket and Vault Co. in Mexico for 18 years.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Edna M. Pettey; seven sons, Earl, Victor, Alan and Thomas, all of Mexico, Edward of Parish, Rodney of Titusville, Fla., and John Jr. of Henderson Harbour; eight daughters, Denise Parkhurst, Charlotte Ladd, Edna Yablonski and LaVina McCabe, all of Mexico, Louella Szymanski of Parish, Evelyn Ladd and Peggy Regan, both of Fulton; and Patricia Ladd of Syracuse; three brothers, George of Florida, Donald of Mexico and Raymond of Liverpool; three sisters, Erma O’Brien and Marion Wood, both of Mexico and Marguritte Ladd of Syracuse; 58 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mexico Methodist Church, Church Street, Mexico, with Rev. Joel Nephew officiating. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harter Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Avenue, Mexico.

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NEIL L. ANDERSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 7, 1996

Neil L. Anderson, 79, of Main Street died Thursday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton.

A native of Indiana, Pa., he had lived in Mexico for several years.

Mr. Anderson was regional manager and head chef at the Waldorf Hotels of Pennsylvania and New York. He also owned and operated the Overlook Inn in Rochester and was chef at the Eis House Restaurant in Mexico.

He attended St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Riley of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Ida Mae Rearick, Jean George and Dorothy Clausen, all of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Harter Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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DONALD S. DETOR

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 25, 1996

Donald S. Detor, 62, of 90 Wayne St. died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

A native of Fulton, Mr. Detor resided most of his life in Mexico. He was owner and operator of Kay’s Kitchen Pride Foods.

Mr. Detor was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church and the Giovo’s Coffee Club.

Surviving are his wife, the former Kathleen Taylor; three sons, Douglas of New Haven, Darrell of Orlando, Fla., and Duane of North Syracuse; two daughters, Theresa Tatum of Wuerzburg, Germany, and Donna Griffin of Mexico; two sisters, Diana Allen of West Orange, N.J., and Jeanette Leary of Mexico; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

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ACCIDENT VICTIM MICHAEL F. ALDER – MONDAY RITES SET

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 15, 1996

Michael Francis Alder, 37, of 728 Silk Road died Thursday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Mr. Alder was a life resident of the Fulton area. He was a control room operator with Coastal Operations of Fulton.

Mr. Alder was a member for 10 years of the Moyers Corners Volunteer Fire Department and received its Service Award. He was named its 1995 Fireman of the Year. Mr. Alder also was a member of Volney Volunteer Fire Department. He was a Navy veteran.

Survivin are his wife, the former Karen Preman; a son, Michael R., and three daughters, Stacey, Christine and Jessica, all at home; his parents, Francis and Dian Alder of Mexico; a brother, Jeffrey of Fulton; five sisters, Ellen Francis and Rae Anne Alder, both of Fulton, Irene Musico of Oswego and Kathryn and Laurie Alder, all of Syracuse; her paternal grandfather, Raymond Alder of Mexico; and his maternal grandmother, Irene Gibson of Fulton.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Harter Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the Volney or Moyers Corners volunteer fire departments.

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KENNETH R. MORTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 18, 1996

Kenneth R. Morton, 71, of 20 Chapman Road died Saturday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mr. Morton was a life resident of Mexico. He retired as a mechanic from the town of Mexico Highway Department after 30 years’ service. He formerly worked as a farmer and had been employed with Marsellus Casket Co.

Mr. Morton was a member of Texas Rod and Gun Club and the Mexico Civil Defense Unit.

Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Weaver; a son, Richard of Scriba; two daughters, Cynthia Babcock and Deborah Lockwood, both of Mexico; a sister, Madora Stock of Mexico; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a niece.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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LEO WEISLO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 23, 1996

Leo Weislo, 77, of 208 George Road died Thursday at Sunrise Nursing Home, Oswego.

A native of Newark, N.J., Mr. Weislo moved to Mexico eight years ago. He formerly was employed with I.T.T. Bakery in New Brunswick, N.J. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Weislo was a member of Hennessey Post 712, VFW, in Newark.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Catherine Belke; two daughters, Lydia Parker of Lyndhurst, N.J., and Catherine Hampton of Eatontown, N.J.; four sons, Leo Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., James of Bricktown, N.J., Thomas of Mexico and Charles of Kenilworth, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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GRACE M. LADD-GRUNERT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 5, 1996

Grace M. Ladd-Grunert, 67, of 403 Fravor Road died Wednesday at her home.

She was a native of Fulton. She retired in 1984 after 13 years as a licensed practical nurse with Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Ladd-Grunert was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Grace Halbert and Julie Killian, both of Mexico; two sons, William J. Ladd of Auburn and Raymond J. Ladd of Riverton, Wyo.; four brothers, Clarence, Joseph, Paul and Daniel Heagerty, all of Fulton; three sisters, Virginia Cane of Mexico, Nana Salsbery of Fulton and Mary Lou Nigh of Ontario, Canada; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps or the American Heart Association.

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HARRY L. TRUDELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 11, 1996

Harry L. Trudell, 74, of 3128 Route 11, Parish, died Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Syracuse.

A native of Owls Head, Mr. Trudell had lived in the Maple View area 74 years. He retired in 1984 as a heavy equipment mechanic for Crucible Specialty Metals.

An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, Mr. Trudell was a member of Robert Edwards Post, American Legion, in Pulaski and Edick Hamlink Post, VFW, in Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, the former Neva Abrams; five sons, Tom of North Syracuse, Scott of Cicero, Steve of Onondaga and Francis and Joseph, both of Syracuse; a stepson, Frank Corbett Jr. of Glenfield; four daughters, Raechelle Chrismam of Mexico, Sharon Morin and Mary Troch, both of North Syracuse, and Ann Hance of Syracuse; three stepdaughters, Joanne Garry and Kathy Deaver, both of Mexico, and Mary Webster of Parish; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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ALVIN G. FENNER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 16, 1996

Alvin G. Fenner, 73, of 1006 Tulip St., Liverpool, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Born in Mexico, Mr. Fenner had lived in Liverpool since 1962. He began working for the Post-Standard in 1952 and retired from the Herald Journal in 1988.

Mr. Fenner was a member of Liverpool American Legion Post 188 and a former member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association. He was an Army Air Corps sergeant and pilot during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Rosemary T.; two sons, Andrew of Camillus and Jim of Liverpool; a daughter, Judy Hamill of Phoenix, Ariz.; his mother, Frances Fenner of Edenten, N.C., and Liverpool; a brother, Donald of Edenten, N.C.; two grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maurer Funeral Home, the Rev. Terry Culbertson officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 300 Second St., Liverpool.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1603 W. Genesee St., Syracuse 13204.

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ALVIN G. FENNER, 73 – COPY EDITOR, AVID PILOT, DEAD AFTER HEART ATTACK

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – December 16, 1996

Alvin G. Fenner, 73, of 1006 Tulip St., Liverpool, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home.

He was born in Mexico and graduated from Mexico High School. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

He served in the Army Air Forces and earned his pilot’s wings during World War II.

Mr. Fenner had lived in Liverpool since 1962.

He began working for The Post-Standard in 1952 as a copy editor.

He began working at The Herald-Journal after spending about a year with the Baltimore Sun in Baltimore, Md.

He retired from the Herald Journal in 1988 after 30 years with the paper. While he was there, he was instrumental in the creation of Stars magazine, a Sunday supplement. His jobs included assistant city editor.

“He enjoyed working with younger reporters and teaching them what he could,” his wife Rosemary said. “He liked being involved in all the stories, the jolt you get when there’s something big going on.”

Mr. Fenner was a member of Liverpool American Legion Post 188 and a former member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association. He owned his own Piper Tri-Pacer and flew for many years before becoming ill.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Rosemary T.; two sons, Andrew of Camillus and Jim of Liverpool; a daughter, Judy Hamill of Phoenix, Ariz.; his mother, Frances Fenner of Edenten, NC, and Liverpool; a brother, Donald of Edenten, NC; two grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maurer Funeral Home, the Rev. Terry Culbertson officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 300 Second St., Liverpool.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1603 W. Genesee St., Syracuse 13204.

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MILDRED P. RAMSEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 27, 1996

Mildred P. Ramsey, 84, of Lincoln Avenue died Wednesday at St. Luke’s Health Care Center, Oswego.

Mrs. Ramsey was born in Oswego and lived most of her life in Mexico. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and of Faith United Methodist Church. She was a salesperson for Ramsey’s Department Store for more than 50 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Murray of Mexico; a son, John R. of Mexico; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Guarrera of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home with the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Avenue.

Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the McFee Ambulance Corps of Mexico.

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HELEN P. MINER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 27, 1996

Helen P. Miner, 75, of 2517 Rio Largo, Punta Gorda, Fla., died Monday at her home.

Mrs. Miner formerly lived in Elizabeth, N.J., and lived summers in Mexico.

Her husband, Newton, died in 1988.

Surviving are two daughters, Joan Koestner of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Kay Campbell of Ovid; one son, Gary of Port Charlotte, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Grace Roop of Central Square.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

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FRANCES J. TOUROT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 8, 1997

Frances J. Tourot, 91, formerly of Scenic Avenue, Mexico, died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of New Haven, Mrs. Tourot was a resident of Mexico for many years.

She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and of Victoria Chapter 205 for 48 years.

Her husband, Charles F., died in 1980 and her son, Charles F. Jr., died in 1995.

Surviving are a son, Frederick of Mexico; a daughter, Nancy Knapp of Liverpool; 19 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandchild; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday in Mexico United Methodist Church, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.

Contributions may be made to Mexico United Methodist Church, to Oswego Hospital, or to the Ladies Home of Oswego.

Harter Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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RUTH E. BLUMER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 14, 1997

Ruth E. Blumer, 76, of 1320 Thrush North East, Salem, Ore., died Wednesday at Salem Hospital.

Mrs. Blumer was born in Mexico and lived there until moving to Oregon one year ago.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mexico; the Mexico Senior Citizens; and Victoria Chapter 205, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann Blume of Albany, Ore.; a son, Randy of Syracuse; a grandson; three brothers, Lyle Halsey of Pulaski, Carl Halsey of Mexico and John Halsey of Phoenix; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday in First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Harter Funeral Home has arrangements.

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WILLIAM R. SMITH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 20, 1997

William R. “Hoppe” Smith, 76, of 6901 79th Ave., North Pineallas Park, Fla., died Tuesday at his home.

Mr. Smith was born in Sandusky, Ohio, and lived in Mexico many years.

He worked as a terminal manager for Hall’s Motor Transit of Syracuse and was an Air Force veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the Stone Davis American Legion, of the Tampa Bay Bowling Association and the 1993 Florida State Wheelchair Bowling Champion. He was awarded the Syracuse Chiefs Great Guy Award in 1987.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Lorraine Shoup; two sons, Jon Michael of Largo, Fla., and William Curtis of Mexico; and six grandchildren.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Mexico. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave.

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ELIZABETH B. EVALE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 25, 1997

Elizabeth B. Evale, 93, of 5258 Lincoln Ave. died Sunday at home.

Mrs. Evale was born in Rosiere and lived in Mexico most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church.

She was a bookkeeper for the Ontario Milk Cooperative and the Taylor Motor Co.

Mrs. Evale was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Stone-Davis Post 384, and the Mexico Senior Citizens.

Her husband, Lyndon, died in 1958.

Surviving are a son, John of Mexico; and three granddaughters, Amy Evale of Denver, Colo., Colleen Evale of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Christina Evale of Mexico.

Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave.

Donations may be made to the St. Mary’s scholarship fund or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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EARL R. RUDE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 25, 1997

Earl R. Rude, 84, formerly of Tubbs Road, Mexico, died Monday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mr. Rude was born in Palermo and was a life resident of of the Mexico area. He owned several farms and also worked for Schoeller Technical Papers and Goodsell’s Feed Mill of Fernwood.

Surviving are three sisters, Mabel Valley, Beulah Rose and Daisy Fravor, all of Mexico; two brothers, Charles of Russell and Sidney of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at a time to be announced. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave.

Donations may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps.

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PRISCILLA E. KIEFER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 28, 1997

Priscilla E. Kiefer, 75, of 3419 W. Main St. died Thursday at Community-General Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Kiefer was born in Cohoes and lived in Mexico 25 years. She was a member of Victoria Chapter 205, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Gordon L.; two sons, Kevin of Albany, Ga., and Gordon of Kalispell, Mont.; a daughter, Jacqueline Teifke of Oswego; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

A calling hour is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave. Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico.

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IRENE T. CATERSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 12, 1997

Irene T. Caterson, 92, of Spring Street died March 5 at the Baptist Retirement Center in Schenectady.

A native of Mexico, she was a graduate of Connecticut College. She moved back to Mexico in 1960 and taught at Mexico Academy and Central Schools. She was a member of the first Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

Her husband of 63 years, Arnold, died in 1993.

Surviving are a son, James Caterson of Glenville, and two sisters, Mary K. Stoddard and Dorothea Southworth, both of Edgartown, Mass.

Spring graveside services will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

The Harter Funeral Home Inc. has arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

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FRANCIS P. HARGRAVE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 18, 1997

Francis P. Hargrave, 66, of 6171 state Route 3 died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Mr. Hargrave was born in Oswego and lived most of his life in the New Haven and Mexico area.

He retired in 1992 as an electrician for Alcan. Previously he worked for General Electric more than 20 years.

Mr. Hargrave was a member of the Navy Reserve and a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church of Mexico.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, the former Beverly Wild; four sons, James of New Haven, Allen of Albany, Keith of Pawtucket and Kevin of Baldwinsville; and five grandchildren.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Ave., Mexico.

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CAROLINE M. SKINNER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 19, 1997

Caroline M. Skinner, 56, of Kibby Road died Wednesday at her home after a long illness.

Born in Fulton, she lived in that area most of her life. She was a member of the Lighthouse Church of God in Mexico and was an avid bowler and bingo player.

Surviving are her husband, Charles of Mexico; a son, Robert P. Skinner of Mexico; three brothers, Louis Brown of Hannibal, Ernest Brown of Fulton and Albert Brown of South Hannibal; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Young & Son Funeral Home, the Rev. Scott Hardy officiating. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 322 Oneida St., Fulton.

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GORDON L. KIEFER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 22, 1997

Gordon L. Kiefer, 82, of 5674 W. Main St. died Sunday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Kiefer was born in Jackson County, Wis., and lived in the Mexico area 33 years.

He retired in 1957 as a Navy lieutenant commander. He also worked at General Electric Co. in Syracuse and transferred to Wiesbaden, Germany. Mr. Kiefer was a World War II veteran and a member of Mexico Masonic Lodge 136 F&AM.

His wife of 51 years, Priscilla, died Feb. 27.

Surviving are two sons, Gordon L. II of Montana and Kevin R. of Albany, Ga.; a daughter, Jacqueline D. Teifke of Oswego; a sister, Delores Nelson of Geneva; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home. Joint committal services for Mr. Kiefer and Mrs. Kiefer are in Mexico Village Cemetery.

A calling hour is noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps.

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ROBERT G. MONSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 23, 1997

Robert G. Monson, 85, of 56 North St. died Monday at Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Monson was born in Berlin, N.D., and moved to Boylston at the age of 5.

He graduated from Sandy Creek High School and later took a General Electric business course in Schenectady.

Mr. Monson retired as a dairy farmer in 1987. He was a member of the auditing committee of the Ontario Milk Producers Co-op from 1945 to 1958 and secretary of the Ontario Feed & Grain Co-op. He was a member of the Pulaski and Mexico local historical societies.

Surviving are his wife, the former Georgianna Lattimer; a son, George R. of Mexico; and two brothers, Mervin of Homer and Clare.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Fire Department.

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ROBERT L. BEEBE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 21, 1997

Robert L. Beebe, 76, of Norstar Boulevard, Liverpool, died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

Born in Fulton, he lived in Central Square and Watertown several years. He lived most of his life in Syracuse and moved to Liverpool two months ago.

Mr. Beebe retired in 1986 as an auto mechanic after 20 years at Romano Buick, Syracuse.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Trach-Auringer Post 7325, VFW, in Constantia.

Surviving are three sons, Floyd of East Syracuse, Gerald of Syracuse and Wayne of Martinsburg, Va.; a brother, Irving of Liverpool; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Traub Funeral Home, 7975 Route 31, Bridgeport.

There are no calling hours.

Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

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DOMINIC J. CHIRELLO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 27, 1997

Dominic J. Chirello, 18, of Route 104 West died Saturday at his home in his sleep of natural causes.

Mr. Chirello was born in Oswego and had lived in Mexico since 1985.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, where he was an altar server. He was a 1996 graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School.

He was employed at Eddie’s Big M.

Surviving are his parents, Dominic R. and Susan M. Hall Chirello of Mexico; two sisters, Rebecca Lotito of New Haven and Susan McCabe of Chesapeake, Va.; his maternal grandfather, George Hall of Pointe Verdra Beach, Fla.; two nephews and a niece; and several aunts and uncles.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church.

Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave.

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JOHN E. BOLDT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 5, 1997

John E. Boldt, 69, of Fravor Road, died Monday at his home.

He was born in South Carolina and lived the last 40 years in Mexico. Mr. Boldt was employed by Alcan Rolled Products Inc. 23 years as a soaking pit operator, retiring in 1986.

He was a communicant of St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church of Pulaski, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Alcan Retiree’s Association and was an American Cancer Society volunteer.

Mr. Boldt was “Santa Claus” throughout Oswego County for many years.

His first wife, the former Ruth Powell, died in 1993.

Surviving are his wife, the former Lisa Corrice.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church in Pulaski, the Rev. Anthony Keefe officiating. Burial is in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Oswego County Unit, 7145 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool, 13088, or to Oswego County Hospice, Bunner Street, Oswego 13126.

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LYNDON J. KELLOGG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 16, 1997

Lyndon J. “Nick” Kellogg, 77, of 20 Madison Ave. died Friday at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton.

Born in North Wilna, he lived in the Mexico area most of his life. He retired in 1981 after 35 years as a rural route carrier with the Mexico Post Office.

Mr. Kellogg was a World War II Army veteran and a 50-year charter member of the Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline; five sons, Lyndon J. of Slatington, Pa., Lewis and Keon, both of Mexico, Paul J. of Auburn and Thomas of Scriba; two sisters, Kietha Petersen of Pulaski and Wilda Kellogg of Mexico; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, the Rev. Stephen Wirkes officiating. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps.

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DONALD K. BARRIGAR

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 20, 1997

Donald K. Barrigar, 68, of 120 Gifford St. died Sunday at his home.

He was born in Deferiet and had lived in Syracuse since 1960.

Mr. Barrigar worked for several auto repair shops in the Syracuse area.

He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Surviving are a sister, Frieda Wood of Malone, and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Fairchild & Meech Syracuse Chapel. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 500 W. Onondaga St.

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JARED GRANT SPICER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 2, 1997

Jared Grant Spicer, infant son of Karen A. Meyer and Carl Spicer of Clinton Street, died Tuesday at Crouse Hospital.

Surviving, besides his parents, are a stepsister, Kimberly Spicer of Mexico; his paternal grandmother, Mildred Spicer of Mexico; his maternal grandfather, Henry J. Meyer of Mexico; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services are at the family’s convenience. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Harter Funeral Home has arrangements.

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MARJORIE J. SISCHO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 6, 1997

Marjorie J. Sischo, 91, of 560 Pumphouse Road died Saturday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Oswego.

She was a native and life resident of Mexico.

Mrs. Sischo was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the Calico Club.

She also was a member of the former Mexico Grange and an active member of Palermo Grange 309 for the last 70 years.

Mrs. Sischo was a member of the Oswego County Pomona Grange, the New York state Grange and the national Grange.

Surviving is her husband of 60 years, Charles.

Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, the Rev. Myrna Foster officiating. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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BEVERLY J. DENNY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 8, 1997

Beverly J. Denny, 70, of 113 Gerald Drive died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

Mrs. Denny was a life resident of Syracuse.

Her husband, Giles M. Jr., died in 1993.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia A. Torello of Baldwinsville; two sons, John G. of Baldwinsville and Michael F. of Liverpool; eight grandchildren; a great grandson; and four nieces and four nephews.

Services are private. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7145 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool 13088.

Maurer Funeral Home has arrangements.

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BEVERLY E. CHING

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 1, 1997

Beverly E. Marmon Ching, 65, of 71 Spring St. died Friday at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Utica and lived in Mexico several years.

Mrs. Ching retired in 1991 from the Oswego County Department of Social Services.

Her husband, Alexander L., died in 1995.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Therese Ching of Mexico; three sons, Louis of Schenectady, Gary and Alexander, both of Fallon, Nev.; a brother, Sherman Marmon of Port Leydon.

Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the McFee Ambulance Corps in Mexico.

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HELEN D. STANTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 4, 1997

Helen D. Stanton, 89, of Kimberly Lane Apartments, died Monday at her home.

A life resident of Mexico, Mrs. Stanton was district secretary for the Mexico Academy Central School for many years.

She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church.

Her first husband, Stuart W. Moore, died in 1940. Her second husband, Stephen T. Stanton, died in 1972.

Surviving are a son, Robert Moore of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; a sister, Elizabeth Fones of New Haven; four grandsons; and two great grandchildren.

Her daughter, Carolyn Gallager, died in 1980.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to Mexico Public Library.

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BONNIE A. NILES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 3, 1998

Bonnie A. Niles, 55, of 784 county Route 16 died Thursday at home.

Mrs. Niles was a life resident of Mexico. She was a machine operator for Schoeller Paper Co., Pulaski, and a member of the YMCA and St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church.

Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Richard F.; her mother, Iona M. Yublonski of Mexico; a daughter, Robin Niles of Mexico; a son, Rae Johnson of Mexico; a stepson, Mark A. Niles of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, Stefan Yublonski of Oswego and Eugene Johnson of Brookville, Fla.; a sister, Nancy Venditte of Brookville, Fla.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 9:45 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego County Hospice, Box 328, Oswego 13126.

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HAZEL W. WILLIAMS

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – January 4, 1998

Hazel W. Williams, 82, of Route 13 died Friday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

She was born in Palermo and lived in Mexico before moving to Altmar.

There are no known survivors.

Spring graveside services are in Mexico Village Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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EMMALOU TAGLIARENI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 17, 1998

EmmaLou Tagliareni, 70, of 3119 E. Main St. died Thursday at Columbia Pentagon City Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Born in Elmira, she resided in Mexico for 50 years.

She retired in 1991 as a secretary for Oswego County BOCES.

She was member of the Mexico Public Library, a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Mexico and clerk of its Vestry.

Surviving are her husband, Angelo; a son, Daniel of Mexico; two daughters, Sue Ann Hall of Baltimore, Md., and Jo-Anette Cordes of Santiago, Chili; a sister, Alice Vaughn of Mexico; a brother, William Wilcox of Columbia, Mo.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, Mexico. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, Mexico 13114.

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NATHAN W. WILSON SR.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 21, 1998

Nathan W. Wilson Sr., 84, of 203 Minckler Road died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Waldwick, N.J., he lived in Clayton before moving to Mexico in 1990.

Mr. Wilson was a carpenter for Marlow Pumps in Midland Park, N.J. He was a member of the Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department and the Elks Club.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Helen Serviss; a daughter, Elaine Naclerio of New Milford, N.J.; a sister, Alida Van Dyke of Midland Park; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Spring burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery.

A calling hour is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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MARY L. VINCENT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 18, 1998

Mary Louise Goss Vincent, 70, formerly of Mexico, died Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Born in Watertown, she lived several years in Mexico before moving to Florida 12 years ago. She worked for General Electric Co., Syracuse, and was a bus driver for Oswego County BOCES. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 369 Auxiliary.

Survivors: Her husband, Morris L.; two sons, Morris “Larry” of Williamstown and Michael of Port St. Lucie; two daughters, Marie Avery of Fulton and Marcia Birdsell of Volney; three sisters, Shirley Drought of Bernhards Bay, Annette Redhead of Port St. Lucie and Valerie Goss of Mexico; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Services: Services were in Port St. Lucie. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Watson Funeral Home, Central Square, has local arrangements.

Contributions: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 369, Mexico 13114.

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HELEN J. TOTH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 20, 1998

Helen Jean Galbrath Toth, 70, of 120 Dewey Road, Mexico, died Tuesday at home.

Born in the town of Richland, she lived 47 years in Mexico. She retired in 1993 as a school bus driver for Mexico Academy Central Schools. She was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico, Pulaski Order of Easter Star, Cooperative Extension in Mexico and a 4-H leader.

Survivors: Her husband of 47 years, George; two sons, Gary T. and George W., both of Mexico; two sisters, Erma Koenig of Mexico and Barbara McCullagh of Pulaski; two brothers, Robert Galbrath and Lawrence Galbrath, both of Plattsburgh; four grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Friends of Oswego, County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego 13126.

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JANET M. CLARK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 27, 1998

Janet M. Clark, 55, of 2586 state Route 104, Mexico, died Monday at home.

Born in Williamson, she moved to Mexico in 1969 and was a waitress at Mimi’s. She was a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and at Barber Hospital, Lyons, and also worked many years on a dairy farm. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico, and a member of the Oswego County Farm Bureau and Dairylea of Syracuse.

Survivors: Her husband of 25 years, Herbert; a daughter, Brenda DeWind Huber of Pulaski; a son, Edward DeWind of Wolcott; a sister, Nancy Snyder of Williamson; a brother, Charles Vogt of Vermont; four grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Janet M. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Dairylea, Box 4844, Syracuse 13221.

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JOHN P. HIER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 23, 1998

John P. Hier, 63, of Route 104, Altmar, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

Born in Syracuse, he lived many years in the Altmar area. He worked at McIntosh Box, East Syracuse, and formerly worked at General Electric and Bridgeport Crate Co.

Survivors: Two daughters, Blanche E. Jesmore of Constantia and Tina M. Hier of Mexico; two sons, Mark of Mexico and Timothy of Oswego; a sister, Barbara Binion of North Syracuse; a brother, Arthur of Bridgeport; nine grandchildren.

Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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ROBERTA M. ANDERSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 12, 1998

Roberta M. Anderson, 72, of 7475 Morgan Road, Liverpool, died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

Born in Rome, she lived in Mexico many years before moving to Liverpool. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, North Syracuse; a former member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico, and its Altar and Rosary Society; a member of the Liverpool American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Edick Hamlink Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 369 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors: Her husband, Dr. John R.; a daughter, Mary Mowry of Mexico; six sons, J. Mark of Albany, John M. of Owings Mills, Md., James F. of Charlotte, N.C., Thomas of Skaneateles, Jerome of Baldwinsville and Paul of Mexico; a sister, Agnes King of Potsdam; a brother, Francis Murtha of Katonah; 15 grandchildren.

Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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STEVEN E. DICKEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 19, 1998

Steven Edward Dickey, 44, of 78 Hurlbut Road, Mexico, died Thursday in Tonawanda.

Born in Niagara Falls, he was an electrician for AIS Commercial Parts & Service Co., East Syracuse. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pulaski, and second counselor in the bishopric, a Boy Scout scoutmaster and Sunday School teacher for the 11-year-old children at the church. He served in the Army from 1975 to 1978.

Survivors: His wife the former, Charla Brown; three daughters, Sarah Barth of Syracuse, Emily Dickey and Stephanie Dickey, both of Mexico; three sons, Andrew of Rome, Jason of Plattsburgh and Matthew of Schenectady; his parents, Gearald and Peggy Dickey of Tonawanda; five sisters, Janene Wakelam, Carrie Mary Ortez and Cindy Zackey, all of Angola, Cathy Gonzales of Florida and Donna Sternin of Arizona; six brothers, Gerald, Tom and Daniel, all of Tonawanda, Kenneth, Rex and John, all of Ohio.

Services: 10 a.m. today in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour, 9 to 10 a.m. today at the church, Nelson Avenue, Pulaski. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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JOHN B. BURROWS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 9, 1998

John B. Burrows, 63, of 645 Route 104B, Mexico, died Saturday at University Hospital, Syracuse.

Born in Syracuse, he was a self-employed farmer for 10 years.

Survivors: His wife, the former Frances “Sally” Cook; four daughters, Cookie Backus, Suzie Ryder, Betty Warren and Jennifer Searor, all of Mexico; three sons, John L. of Pulaski and James A. and Robert G., both of Mexico; his mother, Margaret Weisenburger of Mexico; two brothers, Richard and Charles, both of Mexico; 14 grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington St., Mexico.

Contributions: McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Avenue, Mexico 13114.

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MICHAEL J. BARSUCH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 13, 1998

Michael John Barsuch, 76, of Academy Street,Mexico,died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he lived in Mexico many years. He worked in the maintenance department of the State University College at Oswego and as a farmer in the Mexico area. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico, and a member of the Stone-Davis American Legion Post 384, Mexico. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors: His wife, the former Catherine Czeriak; six daughters, Ann Marie Curran of Syracuse, Patricia Williams of Hastings, Rosemary Hauswirth of Oswego, Helen Jenne of Palermo, Theresa Kellogg of Mexico and Linda Halstead of Pulaski; five sons, John of Baldwinsville, Daniel and Mark, both of Mexico, Joseph of Croton-on-Hudson and Andrew of Scriba; two sisters, Martha Grose of Oswego and Marilyn Capizzi of Camillus; 18 grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington St., Mexico.

Contributions: McFee Ambulance.

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CHARLES J. CUNNINGHAM

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 25, 1998

Charles J. Cunningham, 53, of 214 Mexico Point Drive, Mexico,died Tuesday at home.

Born in Chicago, he was self-employed as a stockbroker and investment banker. He also worked for the Hornblower Group of Philadelphia, Pa. He was a member of the Fair Haven Yacht Club, Sons of Norway and Sons & Daughters of Pearl Harbor Veterans. He was a Marine Corps veteran.

Survivors: A son, Giles M. of Mexico; his mother, Wilda Cunningham of Mexico; a sister, Nancy McMillian of Westport, Mass.

Services: To be announced. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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ALFRED J. MORTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 26, 1998

Alfred J. Morton, 84, of 26 John St.,Mexico,died Wednesday at home.

He was a life resident of Mexico. He was a marketer for Sinclair Oil and British Petroleum, and retired from United Refining Co. of Warren, Pa. He was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church and a 40-year member of Mexico Masonic Lodge 136.

His daughter, Charmaine Cole, died in 1985.

Survivors: His wife of 63 years, the former Eleanor Rose; a son, Duane D. of Mexico; a sister, Cecile Gordon of Liverpool; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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ROSEMARY L. COOPER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 30, 1998

Rosemary L. Cooper, 44, of 3218 state Route 11,Mexico, died Monday at home.

Born in Oswego, she was a life resident of the Mexico area. She graduated from Mexico Academy in 1972 and worked for the Oswego County Department of Social Services. She was a member of Maple View Baptist Church.

Survivors: Her husband of 24 years, Russell III; a daughter, Karin Cooper of Glen Burnie, Md.; a son, Michael of Fort Drum; her parents, Helen and Clyde Fosgate of Mexico; a sister, Sharon Hinckley of Mexico.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego 13126.

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JOSEPH BENESCH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 5, 1999

Joseph Benesch, 78, of 5880 Main St.,Mexico,died Monday at home.

Born in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, he came to the United States after serving in the Czechoslovakian resistance during World War II. He lived in Lowville and Syracuse before moving to Mexico in 1962. He retired in 1978 after more than 50 years as a self-employed baker. He was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Mexico Volunteer Fire Department and New York State Bakers Association.

Survivors: His wife of 52 years, the former Anna Mayer; three sons, George of Oswego, David of Mexico and Joseph of Port Ontario; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Mexico Volunteer Fire Department, Mexico 13114.

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FREDERICK A. FREY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 9, 1999

Frederick A. Frey, 70, of Route 58,Mexico,died Thursday at home.

He was a life resident of Mexico. He owned and operated a farm. He was a member of the Ontario Milk Co-op and the Mexico Grange.

Survivors: Several cousins.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: McFee Ambulance Corps.

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RICHARD E. CHURCH SR.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 28, 1999

Richard Edward Church Sr., 68, of 529 county Route 37, Central Square,died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

Born in Syracuse, he received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and a master of science degree from Syracuse University. He was an Air Force veteran, serving from 1950 to 1954. He retired in 1985 after 26 years as a teacher for Syracuse city schools. He was a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and a past Cub Scout leader of Troop 709, Caughdenoy. He was a member of Post 268, American Legion, Oswego, and Post 9055, VFW, Brewerton.

Survivors: His wife, the former Dorothy Blackman; a daughter, Susan Rio of Central Square; two sons, Richard E. Jr. of Rochester and William E. of Onondaga Hill; two grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday in Brewerton United Methodist Church. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. Calling hours, 3 to 7 p.m. today at Watson Funeral Home, 631 S. Main St., Central Square.

Contributions: Brewerton United Methodist Church, 5395 Orangeport Road, Brewerton 13029.

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JOSEPH C. PETERSEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 23, 1999

Joseph C. Petersen, 83, of Route 69,Mexico,died Monday at Sunrise Nursing Home.

Born in Laydon, he lived in Mexico for many years. He retired as a toolmaker at New Process Gear and was a cattle farmer. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Survivors: A cousin, Ralph Petersen of Pulaski.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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RICHARD R. JERRETT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 6, 1999

Richard R. Jerrett, 81, of Stuart, Fla.,died Feb. 27 at Martin Memorial Hospital, Stuart, Fla.

Born in New Haven, he lived in Florida for 29 years. He owned and operated Gulf of Mexico Gas Station and Jerrett’s Auto Parts, Mexico. He was a driver for Lakeshore Trucking, Oswego, and a stock car driver at Oswego Speedway. He was a member of Mexico Methodist Church and Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM.

Survivors: His wife, the former Lydia Taylor; two daughters, Jane Shumway of New Bern, N.C., and Marion Jerrett of Mattydale; a son, Richard H. of Mexico; five sisters, Hattie Mercier of Oswego, Irene Salladin of New Haven and Mary Besaw, Betty Crouse and Barbara Sorbello, all of Fulton; six brothers, Raymond of Phoenix, George and Donald, both of New Haven, Robert of Holland, Pa., Frederick of Havelock, N.C., and Lyle of Tallahassee, Fla.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Services: To be announced. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

Contributions: American Heart Association, 5575 Thompson Road, DeWitt 13214.

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EMILY S. KELLOGG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 17, 1999

Emily S. Kellogg, 91, of 34 Wayne St., Cedar Village Apartments,Mexico,died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Milford, she lived in Mexico for more than 70 years. She graduated from Oneonta Normal School, and received a bachelor’s degree from Oswego State College. She retired in 1968 as an elementary school teacher at Mexico Academy Central School.

Her husband, George N., died in 1972.

Survivors: Two daughters, Joan Hadcock of Mexico and Susan Carpenter of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Stanley Sherman of Oneonta; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Services: Private. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

Contributions: Milford Cemetery Association, Milford 13807.

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JOAN L. RANDALL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 23, 1999

Joan L. Randall, 62, of 109 Spring St.,Mexico,died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Watertown. She worked for Watertown National Bank and National Bank of Buford, S.C., and operated Randall’s Market in Mexico. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Mexico.

Survivors: Her husband of 42 years, Howard; two daughters, Kathleen Henry of Oswego and Kristine Aud of Palermo; five sisters, Betty Weymoth of Pennsylvania, Arlene Orr and Diane Hamer, both of Syracuse, Shirley DeGone of Mexico and Beverly Shaw of Adams Center; three brothers, John Lennox of Florida and Edward and Dennis Lennox, both of Syracuse; two grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington St., Mexico.

Contributions: Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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GERALD K. CONE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 6, 1999

Gerald K. “Peppy” Cone, 74, of 16 North St.,Mexico, died Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Mexico. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 to 1945. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a prisoner of war for 109 days. He was a truck driver, a machinist for 33 years at Grandma Brown’s of Mexico, and an ambulance driver for McFee Ambulance Corps of Mexico. He was a member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department, Mexico Lions Club and Mexico Village Board. He was a life member of Edick-Hamlin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 369, Mexico, and a race car driver at several New York tracks.

Survivors: His wife, the former Virginia Manwaring; five daughters, Janice Gregory, Judy Greenway and Ramona Williams, all of Mexico, Valerie Crouse of Scriba and Veronica Beeman of Fulton; three sisters, Charlotte Phelps of Bridgeport, Fern Mills of Hastings and Nancy Francis of Florida; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico 13114.

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JOHN R. OUDERKIRK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 23, 1999

John Raymond Ouderkirk, infant son of Stanley and Patrice Ouderkirk of 11 Clifford Road,Fulton,died Saturday at Oswego Hospital.

Survivors: Besides his parents, a sister, Samantha Ouderkirk of Fulton; his paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Howard Ouderkirk Sr. of Fulton; his maternal grandmother, Carolena Rafferty of West Chester, Pa.

Services: Private. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home has arrangements.

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CHARLES L. SISCHO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 28, 1999

Charles L. Sischo, 84, of Mexico died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Mexico. He was treasurer of Oswego County Mutual Insurance Co., Parish, and formerly worked at the Oswego County Department of Social Services. He was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church, Mexico Grange, Palermo Grange 309, Oswego County Pomona Grange and New York State and National Grange.

His wife, Marjorie J., died in 1997.

Survivors: None.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Palermo Grange 309, Palermo.

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WILLIAM H. SIXBURY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 8, 1999

William H. Sixbury, 73, of 125 Dunlop Road,Mexico,died Thursday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He was born in Northern New York. He was an Army veteran. He was a construction worker at Nine Mile Point nuclear plant and a mechanic. He was a member of Mexico Church of God and the Oswego Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors: His companion of 20 years, Jenny Rice; two stepdaughters, Linda Thuss of Michigan and Sandy Crowningshield of Red Creek; four stepsons, Carl Dygert of Oswego, Clifford Dygert and Michael Dygert, both of Martville, and John Dygert of Hannibal; 12 stepgrandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mexico Church of God. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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HELEN T. SHERIDAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 8, 1999

Helen T. Sheridan, 50, of 4081 state Route 69, Mexico,died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

She was born in Altmar. She was a home health aide.

Survivors: Her husband, Richard; a stepdaughter, Corrie Graham of Webster; two sons, Scott Cummings of Mexico and Robert Cummings of Scriba; six sisters, Cleo Weaver of Lacona, Lillian Stowell and Yvonne Allen, both of Altmar, Jackie Allen of Williamstown, Connie Mascarenas of Albuquerque, N.M., and Georgia Hammond of Oswego; two brothers, Mike Trumble of Altmar and Grover Trumble of Williamstown; seven grandchildren.

Services: Services and burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

Contributions: Oswego County Animal Welfare League, Oswego 13126.

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MARIAN N. BACKUS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 17, 1999

Marian N. Backus, 69, of 112 N. Jefferson St.,Mexico,died Saturday at home.

She was born in Pulaski. She was a 1947 graduate of Pulaski High School.

Her husband, Everett, died in 1993; a son, Everett John, died in 1956.

Survivors: A son, Mark of Mexico; two grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Dollars for Scholars, in care of Mexico High School.

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MARY E. SOUVA

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 17, 1999

Mary E. Souva, 73, of 181 Ladd Road,Mexico,died Saturday at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Syracuse.

Survivors: Her husband of 27 years, Richard; two stepdaughters, Pamela Hansen of Palermo and Linda Hart of Phoenix; a sister, Dorothy Bulson of Camillus; a brother, Byron LaSalle Jr. of Liverpool; four grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours.

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ADAM J. WASILEWSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 23, 1999

Adam John Wasilewski, 89, of county Route 4,Central Square, died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

He was born in Scranton, Pa. He graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., and electronics and radar school at Fort Monmouth, N.J. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a captain after 23 years in the Army. He retired from the heavy military engineering division of General Electric Co. He was a charter member and past commander of American Legion Post 1309, Taberg; a life member and past commander of Edick-Hamlink VFW Post, Mexico; a past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Oswego County Council; and a member of the National Association of VFW Past Commanders. He received an award for outstanding citizenship from Stone-Davis American Legion Post 384, Mexico.

Survivors: His wife of 53 years, Bernice; a daughter, Michelle Cravetz of Clifton Park; two sons, John F. of Mexico and Michael J. of Portsmouth, R.I.; seven grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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ELCEE J. STEVENS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 23, 1999

Elcee J. Stevens, 76, of 9484 Hawkeye Drive,Brewerton,died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

Born in Rome, she graduated from Mexico High School. She was a homemaker.

Survivors: Her husband of 56 years, Robert S.; a daughter, Kathleen Hicks of Brewerton; a son, Kenneth of Oswego; two sisters, Helen Cooney of Williamson and Beverly Benz of Mexico; a brother, John Marshall of Endicott; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Michael’s Church, Central Square. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home, 9525 S. Main St., Brewerton.

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FLOYD D. KELLY

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – July 11, 1999

Floyd D. Kelly, 90, of Towpath Towers,Fulton,died Saturday at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton.

He was a life resident of Fulton. He retired in 1974 after 15 years with Sealright Co. He also worked at Virginia Metal Co. and Easy Washer, both in Syracuse. He was a member of Fulton Alliance Church.

Survivors: His wife, the former Mildred L. Yager; two daughters, Barbara Lighthall of Mexico and Sandra Loveland of Fulton; two sons, Floyd Jr. of Fulton and George of Salemburg, N.C.; a sister, Leta Pierce of Fulton; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Fulton Alliance Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions: Fulton Alliance Church Memorial Fund, 1044 state Route 48, Fulton 13069.

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FLOYD D. KELLY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 12, 1999

Services for Floyd D. Kelly, 90, of Towpath Towers,Fulton, who died Saturday, are 10 a.m. Wednesday in Fulton Alliance Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

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J. HERBERT BACKUS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 13, 1999

  1. Herbert Backus, 90, formerly of county Route 16,Mexico,died Sunday at Seneca Hill Nursing Home, Oswego.A life resident of Mexico, he was a farmer and worked for various milk plants in Oswego County. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Mexico and Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM.

    His wife, Helen, died in 1987.

    Survivor: A brother, Reginald of Mexico.

    Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

    Contributions: First Presbyterian Church of Mexico.

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CORA LAKE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 22, 1999

Cora Lake, 91, of Mexico died Tuesday at St. Luke Nursing Home.

She was born in Bouckville. She was a nurse at the Oswego County Home, Mexico. She was a member of Maple View Community Church and the Home Bureau, Mexico.

Her husband, Orin, died in 1972.

Survivors: A daughter, Doris Hessler of Brockport; a son, Morris of North Syracuse; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday in Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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LEROY H. VOSTRY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 24, 1999

LeRoy H. Vostry, 69, of 4311 Church St.,Mexico,died Friday at home.

He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He retired in 1995 as a diesel mechanic at MTS Trucking, Oswego, and he was a member of Teamsters Local 317. He was past president of the Onondaga Beagle Club and the Sandy Creek Beagle Club. He was a coach for Mexico Little League for many years. He was an Army and merchant marine veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors: His wife, the former Catherine Gould; three sons, Thomas L. Greer of Mexico, Roderick M. Greer of San Jose, Calif., and James G. Greer of Clay; five sisters, Helen McLaughlin and Patricia Lamb, both of Orland, Calif., Dorothy Craige and Audrey Parks, both of Corning, Calif., and Rosalie Lekin of Glenn, Calif.; six brothers, George, Donald, William and Harold Tanner, all of Orland, Calif., James Tanner of Strathmore, Calif., and Ed Tanner of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; six grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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LILLIAN F. WALKER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 31, 1999

Lillian F. Walker, 76, of 4328 Church St.,Mexico,died Friday at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Medford, Mass., and graduated from secretarial school in Boston, Mass. She was a homemaker and a Girl Scouts and Camp Fire leader.

Survivors: Her husband, Richard; four daughters, Peggy Hoover of New Haven, Diane Humbert and Bonnie Walker, both of Mexico, and Barbara Ryder of Rochester; two sisters, Mary Marzinzik of Kingston, Mass., and Jean Harney of South Easton, Mass.; six grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Mexico Fire Department, Mexico 13114.

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JAMES E. HENDERSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 12, 1999

James Ernest Frank Henderson, 18, of Green Road,Mexico, died Wednesday after being hit by a car on Route 69, Mexico.

He was born in Oswego. He was a senior at Mexico Academy Central School, where he was a member of the junior varsity and varsity baseball teams.

Survivors: His parents, James and Sherry Henderson of Mexico; a sister, Ashley Henderson of Mexico; a brother, Joshua of Mexico; his maternal grandmother, Janis Marino of Mexico; his paternal grandparents, Ernest and Delores Henderson of Redfield; his maternal great-grandparents, Frank and DeEtt Whitman of Mexico.

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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FRANK C. WHITMAN

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – August 15, 1999

Frank C. Whitman, 80, of 26 Fish Road,Mexico,died Friday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

He was born in Van Etten. He retired in 1980 from Nestle Co., Fulton, and also worked at Sealright Co. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mexico. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.

Survivors: His wife, the former DeEtt Robinson; a daughter, Janice Marino of Mexico; a sister, Lucille Coleman of Morann, Pa.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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MARSHALL C. SPICER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 18, 1999

Marshall C. Spicer, infant son of Karen A. Meyer and Carl Spicer of Mexico,died Thursday at Crouse Hospital.

Survivors: Besides his parents, a sister, Kimberly Spicer of Parish; his maternal grandfather, Henry Meyer of Mexico.

Services: Private. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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BARBARA J. JOHNSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 26, 1999

Barbara Jean Johnson, 55, of 6106 state Route 3,Mexico,died Tuesday at home.

Born in Syracuse, she lived in Lacona before moving to Mexico in 1970. She graduated from Sandy Creek High School. She worked at Eurest Dining Services, Oswego. She was a former member of Cable Trail VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8534, Lacona.

Her husband, Gilbert E., died in 1991.

Survivors: A daughter, Cheryl Sheats of Sackets Harbor; a son, Charles L. of Mexico; a stepson, Cleveland Johnson of Los Altos, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Tamara Johnson of San Pablo, Calif.; a sister, Delores Beamer of Mattydale; three brothers, William and James Horth, both of Lacona, and John Horth of Pulaski; a granddaughter; three stepgrandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Summerville Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 1997 Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek.

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JASON C. HOWARD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 6, 1999

Jason C. Howard, 18, of 24 Liberty St.,Mexico,died Saturday at University Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

He was born in Syracuse. He was a 1998 graduate of Mexico High School. He was a maintenance worker at Unifirst, Liverpool. He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico.

Survivors: His parents, Shirley J. and Charles A. Howard Sr. of Mexico; three sisters, Theresa Steele and Nicole Howard, both of Mexico, and Cindy Abbey of Cicero; a brother, Charles Jr. of Parish; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Davidson of Mexico.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Students Against Drunk Driving, Mexico School District, Mexico 13114.

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THERESE R. DANZER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 24, 1999

Therese Ruby “Thea” Danzer, 89, of 3418 Route 11,Maple View,died Thursday at home.

Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, she lived in Syracuse 22 years before moving to Maple View. She was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico; the Maple View Home Bureau; the Mexico Parent Teacher Association; Junior Miss 4H, Maple View; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 369 Auxiliary, Mexico.

Her first husband, Willy Ruby, died in 1970; her second husband, Ludwig Danzer, died in 1994.

Survivors: Two daughters, Carol Ruby of Maple View and Sharon Meeks of Liverpool; two sons, William Ruby of Maple View and Carl Ruby of Westminster, Colo.; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; a stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

Contributions: St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church Youth Group, Mexico 13114.

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ROBERT L. HESS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 24, 1999

Robert Leo Hess, 70, of 5577 S. Geneva Road,Sodus,died Wednesday at home.

He was born in Boonville. He worked at Cottrell Nursery, Wallington.

Survivors: A sister, Barbara Hess Page of Watertown; five brothers, Louie J. and David J., both of Chateaugay, Richard of Oregon, and Donald G. and Joseph, both of Lorraine.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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RITA R. WEISLO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 30, 1999

Rita R. Morel Weislo, 77, of 208 George Road,Mexico,died Tuesday at Sunrise Nursing Home, Oswego.

Born in Sanford, Maine, she formerly lived in New Jersey.

Her husband, Leo, died in 1996.

Survivors: Two daughters, Lydia Parker of Lyndhurst, N.J., and Catherine Hampton of Brick, N.J.; four sons, Leo Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., James of Bricktown, N.J., Thomas of Mexico and Charles of Roselle Park, N.J.; two sisters, Louise Milazzo and Yvonne Verrico, both of New Jersey; five brothers, Henry Morel of Florida, Peter and John Morel, both of Maryland, David Morel of Missouri and Thomas Morel of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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KARIN L. COOPER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 18, 1999

Karin Lynn Cooper, 23, of Glen Burnie, Md.,died Monday at home.

Born in Oswego, she graduated from Mexico High School in 1994 and Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pa., in 1998. She worked as a fourth-grade teacher at Calvary Baptist Academy and attended Calvary Baptist Church, both in Glen Burnie. She worked seven summers with children at Camp Happening in Oswego County.

Her mother, Rosemary Cooper, died in 1998.

Survivors: Her father, Russell Cooper III of Mexico; a brother, Spc. Michael Cooper of Fort Drum, serving in Bosnia; her maternal grandparents, Helen and Clyde Fosgate of Mexico; her paternal grandmother, Martha Cooper of Phoenix.

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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CHARLES O. BURROWS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 20, 1999

Charles O. Burrows, 56, of 270 county Route 64,Mexico, died Friday at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Mexico. He was a truck driver. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors: Four daughters, Crystal Burrows of Oswego, Julie Burrows of King of Prussia, Pa., and Casey and Melissa Burrows, both of Hastings; a son, Brian of King of Prussia, Pa.; his mother, Margaret Weisenburger of Mexico; a brother, Richard of Mexico; two grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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GEORGE H. PARSONS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 10, 1999

George H. Parsons, 71, of 3867 Route 69,Mexico,died Wednesday at Crouse Hospital.

Born in Belle Island, Newfoundland, he moved to Cicero in 1956 and Mexico in 1962. He retired in 1989 after 27 years as a millwright for Crouse-Hinds Co. He was a member of Local 2084, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, in Syracuse.

Survivors: His wife of 49 years, Lillian; two daughters, Marie Parsons of Williamsburg, Va., and Louise Schaefer of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, Paul of Clay, George of Loves Park, Ill., and William of Parish; three sisters, Mary Martin of Nova Scotia and Elsie Jenkins and Florence Parsons, both of Toronto; two brothers, Gerald of Warners and Victor of Windsor, Ontario; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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FRANCES W. FENNER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 27, 1999

Frances W. Fenner, 98, of 121 Bayview Trail,Edenton, N.C., formerly of Mexico,died Friday in North Carolina.

She owned and operated a grocery store in Mexico. She was a member of Mexico Presbyterian Church and Victoria Chapter 205, Order of the Eastern Star, Mexico.

Her husband, Sherman, and a son, Alvin, died previously.

Survivors: A son, Donald of Edenton, N.C.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington St., Mexico.

Contributions: Cystic Fibrosis Association, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.

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PANAGIOTIS P. MICHAILIDIS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 26, 2000

Panagiotis Peter Michailidis, 74, of Syracuse died Monday at home.

Born in Greece, he moved to the United States in 1950. He worked for his family’s shipping business in Greece and served in the merchant marine for four years. He worked at Hotel Onondaga, Hotel Syracuse and Barbuto’s Restaurant and owned and operated Mario’s Piccolo Bistro. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors: A son, Thomas J. of Mexico; three grandchildren.

Services: 7:45 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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IRENE A. FELT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 28, 2000

Irene A. Felt, 66, of county Route 16,Mexico,died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Parish, she was a graduate of Pulaski High School. She was a secretary at the Pulaski Democrat newspaper.

Her husband, Carl Sr., died in 1974.

Survivors: Two daughters, JoAnne Woods of Fulton and Dawn Pospesel of Killeen, Texas; two sons, Fred A. of Sylvan Beach and Carl Jr. of Pennellville; five sisters, Edith Popp of Orwell, Ruth Sampson of Ogdensburg, Alice Allis and Joyce Tanner, both of Altmar, and Rose Borland of Parish; five brothers, Allen Smith, Raymond Smith, Stanley Smith and Bruce Smith, all of Parish, and Gordon Smith of Constantia; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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MAUDE A. HANSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 5, 2000

Maude A. Vader Hanson, 101, of Oxford died Thursday at New York State Veterans Home, Oxford.

Born in Syracuse, she graduated from high school in Syracuse in 1922. She lived on a dairy farm with her husband until 1974. She was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church, Mexico Grange and Order of the Eastern Star, Mexico.

Her husband, George E., died in 1974.

Survivors: A son, Charles of McDonough; a niece, Marian Hunziker of Florida; 12 grandchildren.

Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Home. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour, 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Home, 42211 Route 220, Oxford. Members of LaFayette Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, will conduct a memorial service at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, has arrangements.

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ANNA KLEINERT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 16, 2000

Anna Kleinert, 89, of 149 Larkin Road,Mexico,died Sunday at St. Luke’s Health Related Facility.

She was born in Rosembert, Czechoslovakia. She moved to Mexico in 1959 from Austria. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pulaski.

Her husband, Otto, died in 1989.

Survivors: A daughter-in-law, Susan Zeller of Mexico; four grandchildren.

Services: Private. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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FRANCES K. SMITH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 2, 2000

Frances K. Smith, 88, of 38 Mexico Bay Beach,Mexico,died Wednesday at St. Luke’s Health Related Facility, Oswego.

Born in Mexico, she was a graduate of Albany State Normal School. She taught at New York City Business College and was a social worker for Pickens County, Ala. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Reform in Alabama.

Her husband, Richard, died in 1963.

Survivors: Three daughters, Caroline Gross of Denton, Texas, Penelope Cason of Mexico and Deborah Smith of Copperas Cove, Texas; a son, Richard of East Brunswick, N.J.; a brother, Robert Weeden of Minetto; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: St. Luke’s Health Related Faculty, Oswego.

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ROBERT O. JONES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 7, 2000

Robert O. Jones, 81, of 2 Liberty St.,Mexico,died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Whitesboro, he lived in Mexico most of his life. He owned and operated Appledale Orchards in Mexico and raised cattle. He and his brother, Clifford, owned and operated Jones Sunoco. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Mexico; Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM; Mexico Chapter 135, Royal Arch Masons; and Media Temple Shrine of Watertown.

Survivors: His wife of 50 years, the former Delores Shampine; a daughter, Linda Albrecht of Webster; two sons, Clifford O. of Bridgeport and Robert E. of Mexico; a grandchild.

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday in Mexico United Methodist Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Masonic services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Contributions: Mexico United Methodist Church.

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EDITH M. JACKSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 23, 2000

Edith M. “Red” LaVoie Jackson, 76, of 92 N. Jefferson St., Mexico,died Tuesday at home.

Born in Nashua, N.H., she graduated from Mexico Academy in 1940. She retired in 1985 after 40 years with the family-owned bank, First National Bank of Mexico, and later was chairwoman and president. She was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Mexico.

Her husband, William T., died in 1983.

Survivors: Four sons, Raymond W. of Bedford, Pa., Ronald D. and Richard T., both of Middleburg, Va., and William T. of The Plains, Va.; a brother, Raymond E. LaVoie of Mexico; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico.

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ROBERT C. BARNES

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – April 23, 2000

Robert C. Barnes, 77, of 100 Rochester St.,Fulton,died Saturday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Mexico, he graduated from Mexico High School. He was a salesman with Neal-O’Brien lumber company, Oswego. He was a member of the Mexico and Palermo Methodist churches. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors: His wife, the former Beulah Williams; a daughter, Patricia Brown of Fulton; three sons, Myron of Williamson, Daniel of Newark and Alan of Volney; a sister, Mae Gibbs of Oswego; eight grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: To charity.

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NEVA K. TRUDELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 26, 2000

Neva K. Trudell, 74, of 3128 U.S. Route 11,Parish,died Tuesday at University Hospital.

She was born in Northville. She formerly worked at McCrory’s Department Store, Syracuse.

Her husband Frank Corbett died in 1966, and her husband Henry Trudell died in 1996.

Survivors: Four daughters, Kathleen Deaver, JoAnne Breckenridge and Raechelle Chrisman, all of Mexico, and Mary Webster of Oswego; a son, Frank P. Corbett of Glenfield; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours.

Contributions: Edick-Hamlin Post 369, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mexico.

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STELLA F. WOOD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 16, 2000

Stella F. Wood, 73, of East Brighton Avenue,Syracuse, died Wednesday at Loretto.

Born in Syracuse, she volunteered for United Way for more than 20 years. She was a communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Survivors: Two daughters, Sheryl M. Ross of Mexico and Gail Larrabee of Annapolis, Md.; two sons, Philip M. of New York City and Nicholas J. of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; five grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Loretto’s Cunningham Building. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. Calling hour, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Loretto’s Cunningham Building. Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville, has arrangements.

Contributions: Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse 13204.

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FRANK L. ROSE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 23, 2000

Frank L. Rose, 92, of 150 Old Liverpool Road,Liverpool,died Sunday in Liverpool.

Born in Texas, N.Y., he retired in 1969 as owner and operator of an excavating business and previously was employed with Shepard Construction. He also was a mechanic for 25 years with Mexico Academy. He was a member of the Mexico Fire Department, Mexico United Methodist Church and its men’s and tourist clubs, and Albiet Lodge 168, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Mexico.

His first wife, the former Mary Slovak, died in 1986.

Survivors: His wife, Ruth G.; three daughters, Estelle Dimon of Cassadaga, Frances Ruffner of Sebring, Fla., and Shirley Griffing of Dunellen, Fla.; three sons, David, Richard and John, all of Mexico; a stepdaughter, Kay Detor of Mexico; a stepson, David Norton of Athens, Pa.; two sisters, Eleanor Morton of Mexico and Lois Lum of Cincinnatus; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; seven great-stepgrandchildren; a great-great-stepgrandchild.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington St., Mexico.

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JOHN S. SMALARZ

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 31, 2000

John S. Smalarz, 50, of New Port Richey, Fla.,died Sept. 8 at a Florida hospital.

Born in Fulton, he graduated from Mexico Academy in 1966. He worked for Chrysler Corp. and was in the logging industry.

His father, Stanley F., died in 1983.

Survivors: A son, John F. of Liverpool; his mother, Josephine Milovicz Smalarz of Whitesboro; a sister, Judith A. Jackson of Bedford, Pa.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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LILLIAN PARSONS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 10, 2000

Lillian Parsons, 68, of 3867 state Route 69,Mexico,died Thursday at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Bell Island, Newfoundland, and was a homemaker.

Her husband, George H., died in 1999.

Survivors: Two daughters, Marie Parsons of Williamsburg, Va., and Louise Schaeffer of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, Paul of Clay, George of Loves Park, Ill., and William of Parish; a sister, Joan Clark of Deseronto, Ontario; three brothers, Chess of Cambridge, Ontario, Cyril of Brewerton and Jim of Brampton, Ontario; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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EARL A. GUYETT JR.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 12, 2000

Earl A. Guyett Jr., 78, of 111 Gator Point,Bainbridge, Ga., died April 22 at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Ga.

Born in Watertown, he was a 1940 graduate of Mexico Central Academy. He was a supervisor for General Electric for 14 years and worked at Xerox Corp. for 22 years. He retired in 1982. He was a member of United Methodist Church and Good Sam Campers, a volunteer firefighter and a member of a neighborhood crime watch group. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.

Survivors: His wife, the former Mary H. Haddock; three sisters, Helen G. Francis of Savannah and Shirley G. Parks and Ruth G. Milea, both of Liverpool; a brother, Jack B. of Knoxville, Tenn.

Services: Were Friday. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

Contributions: To charity.

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MAE A. GIBBS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 22, 2000

Mae A. Barnes Gibbs, 93, of Pulaski died June 14 at Seneca Hill Manor, Oswego.

Born in Parish, she lived in Mexico until moving to Pulaski 27 years ago. She was a member of Silver Crest Rebekah Lodge 229, Mexico; Victoria Chapter 205, Order of the Eastern Star, Mexico; Park Methodist Church, Pulaski; and Mexico United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Raymond P., died in 1975.

Survivors: Two sons, Harold C. of Westminster, Calif., and Raymond P. Jr. of Garden Grove, Calif.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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RONALD D. KING

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 23, 2000

Ronald D. King, 56, of 134 Minckler Road,Mexico,died Thursday at home.

Born in Buffalo, he lived in Mexico since 1984. He worked for IBEW Local 41, Buffalo. He was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico.

Survivors: His wife of 33 years, the former Phyliss Behm; a daughter, Sherry Valenzuela of Mexico; three sons, David and Daren, both of Mexico, and Brian of Oswego; his mother, Florence King of Kenmore; a sister, Rosemary Ferguson of Whitesboro; two brothers, Robert of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Alan of Kenmore; three grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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MARION C. FRANK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 10, 2000

Marion C. Frank, 89, of 117 Ames St.,Mexico,died Saturday at St. Luke’s Health Services, Oswego.

Born in Mexico, she retired in 1972 as a kindergarten teacher at Palermo Elementary School. She was a member of Silver Crest Rebekah Lodge 229, Mexico, Mexico United Methodist Church and the church’s Faith and Morning Watch groups.

Her husband Howard McNett died in 1972, and her husband George Frank died in 1991.

Survivors: A stepson, George Frank Jr. of Kathleen, Ga.; a niece, Phyllis McDaniel of Casper, Wyo.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. A Rebekah service will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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DOROTHY E. HINMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 14, 2000

Dorothy E. McFee Hinman, 70, of 3327 Main St.,Mexico, died Wednesday at home.

Born in Clarks Summit, Pa., she lived in Mexico since 1949. She worked at Mexico Academy and Central School for 30 years. She was a member of Believers’ Chapel North and a 50-year member of Mexico United Methodist Church.

Her twin brother, Donald E. McFee, died previously.

Survivors: Her husband of 51 years, Hadwen; two daughters, Karlene Marks of Mexico and Kandice Coates of Dansville; a son, Kevin of Chesapeake, Va.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Donald E. McFee Memorial Ambulance Service, Watson Avenue, Mexico 13114.

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MARY ANN LAVOIE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 19, 2000

Mary Ann Gadwood Lavoie, 81, of 34 Liberty St.,Mexico, died Monday at Rochester General Hospital.

Born in Oswego, she was a graduate of Oswego Normal School. She was a teacher in Mexico and Syracuse and retired from Parish Elementary School. She was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico Senior Star, State University College at Oswego Alumni Association and New York State Retired Teachers Association, and a food pantry and rectory volunteer at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea.

Her husband, James, died in 1978.

Survivors: A daughter, Noralee Reger of Federal Way, Wash.; a son, Dennis of Fairport; a brother, Frank Gadwood of Liverpool; two grandchildren.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., Box 7, East Syracuse 13057.

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HATTIE L. DAVIS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 21, 2000

Hattie L. Davis of Mexico died Thursday at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

Born in Vermillion, she was a life resident of Mexico. She owned and operated Davis Esso Station, Mexico, for more than 50 years with her late sister, Maud. She was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church and a 70-year member and past noble grand of Silver Crest Rebekah Lodge 229, Mexico.

Survivors: None.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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DR. JOHN R. ANDERSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 10, 2000

Dr. John R. Anderson, 75, of 16 Kimberly Lane,Mexico,died Wednesday at Birchwood Health Care Center, Liverpool.

Born in Mexico, he was a graduate of Mexico Academy, Niagara University, University of Rochester and Albany Medical College. He had his own practice in Mexico from 1952 to 1985. He was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico; Stone Davis American Legion Post 384, Mexico; Edick-Hamlink Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 369, Mexico; American and Oswego County medical associations and the Elks Lodge. He was a Navy lieutenant in the Korean War.

His wife, Roberta M., died in 1998.

Survivors: A daughter, Mary Mowry of Mexico; six sons, J. Mark of Albany, John M. of Owings Mills, Md., James F. of Alpharetta, Ga., Thomas of Skaneateles, Jerome of Baldwinsville and Paul of Mexico; 18 grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: St. Mary’s Women’s Guild, in care of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Main Street, Mexico 13114.

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MARK A. HERRINGTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 10, 2000

Mark A. Herrington, 43, of 309 Woolson Road,Oswego, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

Born in Fulton, he lived in the Syracuse area most of his life. He attended Mexico schools. He was a self-employed contractor. He attended DeRuyter United Congregational Church.

Survivors: A daughter, Taylor Herrington of DeRuyter; three sons, Steven of Syracuse, Kristopher of Parish and Tanner of DeRuyter; a stepson, Jason Wright of Syracuse; his mother, Daisy Herrington of Mexico; four sisters, Patricia Sawyer of Oswego, Eileen Connolly of Brewerton, Sharon Dexter of Mexico and Joanne Stevenson of Mexico; six brothers, William, Arthur, Alvin and Jerome, all of Mexico, Leon of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Arnold of Marathon.

Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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JANE F. CONE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 30, 2000

Jane F. Spriggs Cone, 81, of 111 Meadowbrook Circle,Fulton,died Monday at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital.

Born in Syracuse, she lived in Mexico before moving to Fulton. She was a secretary for 20 years with Howell Insurance Co., Mexico. She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church, Fulton, and a volunteer at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital.

Her husbands, Ernest Spriggs and Robert Cone, died in 1957 and 1988, respectively.

Survivors: A daughter, Cynthia MacDougall of Fulton; two sons, Jack Spriggs Sr. of Mexico and Richard Spriggs of Auburn; a sister, Carol Hemstrought of Oxford; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton 13069.

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DEBRA A. TAYLOR

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 4, 2000

Debra Ann Taylor, 43, of 92 Route 104B,Mexico,died Saturday.

Born in Auburn, she was a graduate of Tully High School.

Survivors: Her parents, Richard and Suzanne Taylor of Mexico; two sisters, Helen Perth and Irene Lane, both of Mexico; two brothers, Richard Jr. and Peter Taylor, both of Mexico; a foster brother, Gerald Denny of North Syracuse.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Avenue, Mexico.

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ELIZABETH ANN ECKL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 19, 2000

Elizabeth Ann Eckl, infant daughter of Lee and Carol Eckl of 448 Sundown Road,Fulton, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

She was born in Syracuse.

Survivors: Besides her parents, her maternal grandparents, Tom and Roselie Clark of Cowlesville; her paternal grandmother, Marcia James Eckl of Hannacroix.

Services: Private. Private burial in Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Frasier-Shepardson Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements.

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ISABEL S. STERNBERG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 11, 2000

Isabel Stevens Sternberg, 89, of 100 Flume Road,Manlius, died Sunday at Rosewood Heights Health Center.

Born in Mexico, she received her bachelor’s degrees from the State University College at Geneseo and SUNY Albany and received her master’s degree from Syracuse University. She was a teacher and librarian at Parish High School. She was a member of the state Retired Teachers Association, Hope Presbyterian Church and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors: Her husband of 63 years, Jack; a nephew, Robert Stevens of Oswego; a grandniece, Kathy Hicks of Central Square.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday in Hope Presbyterian Church, 4962 W. Seneca Turnpike, Onondaga Hill. Burial, 11 a.m. Oct. 21 in Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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CHESTER M. RZEPECKI SR.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 13, 2000

Chester M. Rzepecki Sr., 91, of 86 Fish Road,Mexico,died Wednesday at home.

Born in Rochester, he lived in Mexico for more than 40 years. He did machine repair work for General Electric. He attended St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico.

His wife, Mary F., died in 1994.

Survivors: A son, Chester M. Jr. of Mexico; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. today at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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DOROTHY ROBERTS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 23, 2000

Dorothy Blair Roberts, 67, of 230 Angeles Road,DeBary, Fla., died Sept. 2 in Florida.

Born in Phelps, she also lived in Syracuse. She was a member of Believers Chapel North in Mexico.

Survivors: Her husband, Marion; three daughters, Jolanda Cruz and Mary Cruz, both of Puerto Rico, and Annette Perea-Perez of Syracuse; two sons, Skipper Lowery and Alexjandro Perea-Perez, both of Texas; a sister, Marjorie Snyder of Syracuse; three brothers, Robert Blair of Westminster, Colo., Richard Blair of Syracuse and Ralph Blair of Phoenix; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services: Noon Thursday in Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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GLENN R. PHELPS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 31, 2000

Glenn R. Phelps, 51, of Main Street,Mexico,died Saturday at home.

He was born in Syracuse. He was a private care licensed practical nurse and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mexico.

Survivors: His wife, the former Rita Holley; two daughters, Christina K. Phelps of Northfield, Minn., and Rachel M. Phelps of Athens, Ga.; two sons, Andrew J. of Syracuse and Scot D. of Potsdam; a brother, Henry N. of Syracuse.

Services: To be announced. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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DONALD L. STEVENSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 9, 2000

Donald L. Stevenson, 79, of 226 Pople Ridge Road,Mexico, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

He was born in Groton. He worked for Woodbury Lumber Co., Mexico.

His first wife, the former Edith Griffith, two daughters, Catherine and Sharon and a son, Donald Jr., all died in a 1973 automobile accident.

Survivors: His wife, the former Donna Bush; nine daughters, Mary Lou Brown and Dawn Stevenson, both of Philadelphia, Betty Harvey of Titusville, Fla., Virginia Fleming of Clifton Park, Eleanor Barnes of Oswego and Debbie Stevenson, Donna Stevenson, Desiree Stevenson and Darleen Stevenson, all of Mexico; four sons, George of Fulton, David of Oswego and Donald and Daniel, both of Mexico; four sisters, Sharon Wallace of Cato, Marion Bartlett and Mina Lormand, both of Fulton, and Nancy Schnieder of Syracuse; a brother, Stanley E. of Wolcott; several grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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KENNETH M. WILLIS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 29, 2000

Kenneth M. Willis, 76, of 1 S. Jefferson St.,Mexico,died Monday at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

He was born in Mexico. He retired in 1986 as an installer-repairman after 40 years with New York Telephone Co. He was a member of Mexico Lodge 136, F&AM, and Mexico Chapter 135, Royal Arch Masons. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors: His wife of 52 years, the former Mary Rose; a daughter, Karen Miner of Wolcott; three sons, Craig and Gary, both of Mexico, and Keith of Niantic, Conn.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Masonic services, 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions: Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, in care of Masonic Home, 2150 Bleecker St., Utica 13501.

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VIRGINIA L. TUCKER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 27, 2000

Virginia Louise Tucker, 70, of 3527 Route 104,Mexico,died Tuesday at home.

Born in Texas, N.Y., she was a life resident of Mexico. She was a bartender at various taverns in Oswego County. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 369 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors: Her companion of 21 years, Alexander Longhway; three daughters, Pamela Tucker and Denise Turner, both of Mexico, and Vanessa Dacorta of Hastings; three sons, Donald of Vermilion, Jeffrey of Syracuse and Scott of Rochester; a sister, Norma Wild of Colosse; two brothers, Charles Howard of Mexico and James Howard of Maple View; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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FRANCES DYGERT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 1, 2001

Frances Smith Dygert, 85, of Rochester,died Dec. 24 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Born in Washington, D.C., she was a graduate of Adams Center Central School and Albany State Teachers College. She was an English teacher and librarian at the Adams Center Central Schools and the Mexico Academy Central Schools. She retired in 1970 from Mexico Central Schools. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Mexico, chairman of its commission on education and a teacher in the church school and vocational church school. She served on the board of trustees of Mexico Public Library and was a member of a Girl Scout troop committee, New Century Club and Mexico Duplicate Bridge Club.

Her husband, Worth, died previously.

Survivors: A daughter, Jean Dygert of Rochester; two sons, John and William, both of Fairport; four grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: Mexico Public Library.

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EDWARD J. BARTOSEK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 29, 2001

Edward J. Bartosek, 63, of 192 Kranz Road,Mexico,died Sunday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born in Oswego, he owned and operated Bonnie’s Little Salmon Inn in Texas, N.Y. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Edick-Hamlin Post 369, VFW, Mexico.

Survivors: His wife, the former Bonnie Fields; a daughter, Lori McKee of Mexico; two sons, John L. and James E., both of Mexico; a stepson, Jeffrey Kenney of Sackets Harbor; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren.

Services: Private. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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LYNDON S. SWEET

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – July 8, 2001

Lyndon S. Sweet, 75, of 11 North St., Mexico, died Friday. Born in Oswego, he was a graduate of Hannibal High School. He worked 10 years at Ken’s Body Shop, then owned and operated Sweet’s Auto Body Shop. He retired in 1988. A son, Larry, died in 1959.

Survivors: Three daughters, Marjorie Vautrin and Deborah Robertson, both of Mexico, and Patricia Sweet of Oswego; a son, Robert of Mexico; a sister, Carolyn Brooks of Massachusetts; three brothers, Charles Sweet and John Swartz, both of Fulton, and Francis Sweet of Oswego; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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WALTER L. YABLONSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 22, 2001

Walter L. “Pete” Yablonski, 63, of Pumphouse Road, Mexico, died Monday. Born in Mexico, he graduated from State University College at Morrisville with a degree in animal husbandry. He worked for Hartstone Insurance Co. and retired as an inspector for the Oswego County Health Department. He was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Mexico. He was a member of Oswego County Fair Association and was poultry director of the Oswego County Fair. A son, Walter, died in 1972.

Survivors: Two daughters, Marlene Burch of Skaneateles Falls and Kristine Whitcomb of Sodus; two sons, Russell of Mexico and Mark of Syracuse; a brother, James of Mexico; seven grandchildren. Services: Will be announced. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements. Contributions: Anatomical Gift Program, SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse 13210.

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DORIS R. BLACK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 29, 2001

Doris R. Willis Black, 73, of 602 Oneida St., Fulton, died Monday at Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego. She was born in Mexico. She retired in 2000 as the pro shop assistant at Emerald Crest Golf Course in Palermo. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fulton.

Survivors: Her husband, William V.; a daughter, Corlene R. Porter of Bernardston, Mass.; three sons, Gregory V. of North Syracuse, David W. of Longmeadow, Mass., and Robert L. of Mathews, N.C.; a sister, Beverly Griffin of Mexico; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Contributions: A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, 510 S. Fourth St., Fulton 13069.

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PATRICIA A. BABCOCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 14, 2001

Patricia A. Miller Babcock, 82, of 5711 Scenic Ave., Mexico, died Wednesday. Born in Highland, she was a clerk at Shumway Drug Store and Crandall’s Drugs in Mexico. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Mexico Methodist Church. Her husband, Donald L., died in 1951.

Survivors: A son, Donald L. Jr. of Mexico; a sister, Virginia Miller of Syracuse; a brother, Ralph Miller of New Hampshire; two grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday in Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements. Contributions: Mexico Volunteer Fire Department, Main Street, Mexico 13114.

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DAISY E. HERRINTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 3, 2001

Daisy E. Jones Herrinton, 81, of 5417 state Route 3, Mexico, died Friday. She was born in Hastings. She worked at Syroco and was a member of Rebekah’s Silver Crest Lodge 299 in Mexico. Her husband, Stephen, died in 1960. Her daughter, Janet Spencer, died in 1983, and her son, Mark, died in 2000.

Survivors: Four daughters, Patricia Sawyer of Oswego, Eileen Connolly of Brewerton, Sharon Dexter and Joanne Stevenson, both of Mexico; six sons, William E. of Florida, Leon M. of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jerome of New Haven, Arthur, Alvin and Arnold all of Mexico; five sisters, Ethel Robinson of Mexico, Leotta Baker of Oswego, Anna Blasczienski of Fulton, Beatrice Ingles of Rochester, and Betty Gleason of Holcomb; two brothers, Chester Jones and Ralph Jones, both of Mexico; 45 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico.

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DOROTHY M. EICHELBERGER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 25, 2001

Dorothy M. Van Camp Eichelberger, 85, of Scenic Avenue, Mexico, died Saturday at Loretto. She retired in 1976 from the accounting department at the State University College at Oswego and previously worked at Lenox Industries of Syracuse and the New York State Department of Transportation, Mexico. She was a former Mexico village board member and vice mayor. Her husband, Earl, died in 1978.

Survivors: A daughter, Jacqueline MacDonald of Mexico; a brother, Robert of Fresno, Calif.; two grandchildren. Services: Private. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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BERNARD N. SILL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 4, 2001

Bernard N. Sill, 69, of 262 Crosby Road, Parish, died Sunday. He was born in Syracuse. He was a toolmaker for General Motors in Syracuse. He was a member of Russell Horning American Legion Post 609 in Parish and was a Navy veteran, serving from 1956 to ’62.

Survivors: His wife of 38 years, the former Virginia Spafford; a stepson, Robert Beltran of Mc Henry, Ill.; a sister, Betty Foster of Virginia; a brother, Robert Sill of Virginia; one stepgrandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 2983 W. Main St., Parish.

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JOHN F. DOYLE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 30, 2001

John F. Doyle, 66, of 90 Tudo Road,Mexico,died Tuesday at home.

He was born in Syracuse. He retired in 1993 as a machine operator at Chrysler Corp. He was a member of the Hastings and Weedsport Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors: A daughter, Rebecca Doyle of Mexico; two sisters, Catherine Doyle of Camillus and Mary Ann Doyle of Syracuse; five brothers, George of Fairmount, Michael of Camillus, William of Syracuse, Daniel of LaFayette and Robert of Camillus; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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RUTH H. WALTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 9, 2002

Ruth H. Temple Walton, 95, of Sunnyside Nursing Home, East Syracuse, died Monday. Born in Clay, she lived in Mexico most of her life. She and her husband ran an apple farm in Mexico. She was also a teacher, a member of Mexico United Methodist Church and a volunteer at Mexico Senior Nutrition. Her husband, Theo, died in 1978; a son, James, died in 1962; another son, Stewart, died in 1990.

Survivors: A sister, Lura Hotchkiss of Liverpool; a brother, Charles Temple of Liverpool; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in Mexico United Methodist Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements. Contributions: Mexico United Methodist Church, Church Street, Mexico 13114.

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RICHARD A. BABCOCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 15, 2002

Richard A. Babcock, 45, of 3700 New Court Ave., Syracuse, died Monday. Born in Fulton, he graduated from Mexico Academy Central School in 1974.

Survivors: Five sisters, Mary Woolson and Joan Phelps, both of New Haven, Diane Sanderson of Pulaski, Carolyn Truax and Sharon Dockum, both of Mexico; a brother, John of Mexico. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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FRANK J. PADDEN JR.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 28, 2002

Frank J. Padden Jr., 73, of 30 Newcomb Road, Mexico, died Saturday at University Hospital in Syracuse from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born in Scranton, Pa. He retired in 1993 as a research physicist for Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Mexico, a Catholic deacon and secretary-treasurer of the American Physical Society. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors: His wife of 46 years, the former Lisa Walde; three daughters, Patricia Leach of Parish, Catherine DeGeorge of Mexico and Nina Padden of Montreal, Canada; two sons, John of Madison, N.J., and David of Portland, Ore.; a brother, John G of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: Catholic Relief Services, Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.

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RICHARD I. WALKER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 16, 2002

Richard I. Walker, 78, of Church Street, Mexico, died Thursday in the Evergreen Nursing Home, Pulaski. Born in Westwood, Mass., he graduated from Dedham High School in Dedham, Mass. He received a bachelor’s degree from the State University College at Oswego and a master’s degree from Elmira College. He retired in 1985 as regional director of vocational education for the State University College at Oswego. He previously taught industrial arts at Mansfield, Mass., High School, taught carpentry at Newfield High School in Seldon, Long Island, and was director of Chemung County BOCES. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Lillian, died in 1999.

Survivors: Four daughters, Peggy Hoover of New Haven, Diane Humbert and Bonnie Walker, both of Mexico, and Barbara Ryder of Rochester; a sister, Louise Love of Rhode Island; six grandchildren. Services: Private. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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LEWIS G. PHIPPS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 19, 2002

Lewis Gerald Phipps, 63, of 764 county Route 16, Mexico, died Sunday. He was born in Pennsylvania. He was a truck driver for Relco Systems of Lockport. He was a member of North Mexico Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran from 1956 to 1958.

Survivors: His wife of 20 years, the former Janet Longhway; two daughters, Yvonne Evans of Harrisville and Noelle Tiefke of Mexico; a son, Everett J. Johnson of Oswego; a stepdaughter, Dawn Rothermel of Killeen, Texas; a brother, Joseph of Polk, Pa.; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a step-granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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RAYMOND F. ALDER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 13, 2002

Raymond F. Alder, 88, of 56 Ames St., Mexico, died Thursday. He was born in Sykeston, N.D. He was a truck driver for Terpening Trucking Co. for 27 years and retired from Alcan after seven years. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. His wife, Burnadetta, died in 1995; a son, Albert, died in 1991.

Survivors: Three daughters, Nancy Nelson of New Haven, Carole Dann of Oswego and Donna Barnett of Fulton; a son, Francis of Mexico; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Main Street, Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements. Contributions: Oswego County Hospice, 70 Bunner St., Oswego 13126.

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BEULAH E. ROSE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 16, 2002

Beulah E. Rude Rose, 90, of 118 Sage Creek Drive, Mexico, died Monday at Seneca Hill Manor Nursing Home, Oswego. Born in Palermo, she was a homemaker. She was a member of North Mexico United Methodist Church, Mexico Grange, Rebekah Lodge and Oswego County Home Bureau. Her husband, Percy, died in 1982; a son, Donald R., died in 1990.

Survivors: A daughter, Dawn LaFlamm of Mexico; two sisters, Mable Valley and Daisy Fravor, both of Mexico; a brother, Sidney Rude of Pulaski; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: North Mexico United Methodist Church, Box 864, Mexico, Mexico 13114.

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KAMERON J. MARKS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 29, 2002

Kameron J. Marks, infant son of Katelin Marks and Brandon Ellis of 358 Pumphouse Road, Mexico, died Sunday. He was born in Syracuse.

Survivors: Besides his parents, a half-brother, Jordan Ellis of Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; his paternal grandmother, Rya Ellis of Mexico; his maternal grandparents, Phillip and Karlene Marks of Mexico; his paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Johnson of Palermo; his maternal great-grandfather, Hadwen Hinman of Mexico; his maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Marks of Mexico. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour, 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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ELIZABETH BADGER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 1, 2002

Elizabeth Munger Badger, 92, of Camillus, died Thursday. Born in Mexico, she lived there until moving to Camillus in 1977. She graduated from Mexico Academy and Oswego Normal School. She worked for Mexico First National Bank, Mexico. She was a private tutor and child-care provider. She attended Immanuel United Methodist Church, Camillus, and was a member of its Elizabeth Circle. She was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church. Her husband, Floyd P., died in 1980.

Survivors: Two daughters, Helen B. Druce of Camillus and Nancy B. Aesch of Macedon; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Buranich Funeral Home and 2:30 p.m. Monday at Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Contributions: Immanuel United Methodist Church, 303 Kasson Road, Camillus 13031.

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JOHN R. BABCOCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 6, 2002

John R. Babcock, 51, of 3313 Main St., Mexico, died Wednesday. Born in Mexico, he was a member of Laborers Local 214 in Oswego.

Survivors: Five sisters, Mary Woolson and Joan Phelps, both of New Haven, Diane Sanderson of Pulaski, Carolyn Truax and Sharon Dockum, both of Mexico. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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STEPHEN W. YABLONSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 19, 2002

Stephen W. Yablonski, 72, of 140 county Route 57, Phoenix, died Monday. He was born in Mexico. He retired in 1987 from Carpenters Local 747 in Syracuse. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1280 in Fulton, Fulton Polish Home, Green Mountain Gun Club in Texas, and Edick Hamlin Post 369 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mexico. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors: His companion, Jan Stowell; two daughters, Shirley Yablonski of Oswego and Cindy Giovo of Mexico; five sons, Steve Jr. and Alan, both of Mexico and Tony, Paul and Chuck, all of Oswego; a sister, Margaret Gawarecki of Rome; 20 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: Oswego County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego 13126.

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OBITUARIES ELSEWHERE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 20, 2002

Odette S. Diehl, 82, of Gulfport, Fla., died June 3. She lived in Mexico many years before moving to Florida in 1970. Among survivors: A daughter, Jacqueline Arthur of Syracuse; a son, Michael of Liverpool. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours.

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THEODORE F. YABLONSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 3, 2002

Theodore F. Yablonski, 76, of Buckeye, Ariz., died June 14. Born in Mexico, he lived there most of his life before moving to Buckeye a few years ago. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Mexico for many years and had worked at Sealright Packaging Co. in Fulton. His first wife, Elaine, died in 1991.

Survivors: His wife, Joanne; a daughter, Mary Shamowski of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; two sons, Ted of Mexico and Tim of Lake Havasu; six grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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JANE B. JENCKS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 10, 2002

Jane Brown Tallman Jencks, 87, of Olean, died Wednesday. Born in New Haven, she lived in Mexico until July 2001. She graduated from Oswego Normal School in 1932 and State University College at Oswego in 1963. She retired in 1973 after 28 years as an elementary school teacher for Mexico Academy Central. She was inducted into Mexico Academy Hall of Fame in 2001. She was a 54-year member of First Presbyterian Church of Mexico and Mexico Historical Society. She was a member and historian of American Legion Post 384 Ladies Auxiliary. Her first husband, Robert L. Brown, died in 1966; her second husband, Elmer D. Jencks, died in 1984.

Survivors: A daughter, Elizabeth E. Cashing of Olean; a son, Daniel D. Brown of Galion, Ohio; three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, Church Street, Mexico 13114.

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JEAN M. IRWIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 10, 2002

Jean M. Raymond Irwin, 72, of 303 George Road, Mexico, died Monday. She was born in New Haven. She was a homemaker and a volunteer with McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico. She attended the Nazarene Church of Parish. A son, Kenneth, died in 2000.

Survivors: Her husband of 52 years, Curtis E.; two daughters, Susan Heppell of Fulton and Lucy Relyea of Schenectady; three sons, William of New Haven, George of Delhi and Roger of Sandy Creek; 13 grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: Oswego County Humane Society, 157 E. First St., Oswego 13126.

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DORIS R. RUSS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 26, 2002

Doris R. Clohosey Russ, 82, of Rochester died Tuesday. Born in Syracuse, she lived on county Route 64 in Mexico until moving to Rochester two years ago. She was a teacher’s aide in special education at Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services and had worked on the cafeteria staff at Academy Street Elementary School of Mexico Academy and Central Schools. Her husband, Harold, died in 1990; a son, Melvin, died in 1991.

Survivors: Two daughters, Patricia Hofer of Mexico and Elaine Ruckdeschel of Rochester; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Contributions: Any charity.

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DAISY R. FRAVOR

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 24, 2002

Daisy Rude Fravor, 85, of 57 North St., Mexico, died Thursday at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego. She was born in Mexico and was a housekeeper in the Mexico area for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mexico and its Fellowship Circle, and Mexico Senior Citizens. Her husband, William F., died in 1995.

Survivors: A son, Claude H. of Mexico; a sister, Mable Valley of Mexico; a brother, Sidney Rude of Richland; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: First United Methodist Church of Mexico, Box 255, Mexico 13114.

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EDNA M. HALSEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 10, 2002

Edna M. Presley Halsey, 81, of 477 county Route 41, Mexico, died Sunday. Born in the town of Schroeppel, she was a homemaker. Her husband, Max F., died in 1994.

Survivors: Two daughters, Roberta Skinner of Lowell, Ind., and Oma Courbat of Mexico; two sons, Max E. and Mickey, both of Mexico; two sisters, Ethel Webb of Chittenango and Nila Guiles of Cicero; three brothers, Raymond, Everett and Fay Presley, all of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Avenue, Mexico 13114.

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HENRY E. OUELLETTE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 11, 2002

Henry E. Ouellette, 80, of 8032 state Route 3, Pulaski, died Monday. Born in Van Buren, Maine, he graduated from Van Buren High School. He lived in Pulaski since 1987. He and his wife owned and operated Deer Creek Motel in Pulaski for 13 years. He retired in 1984 from American Hardware in New Britain, Conn., after 32 years. He was a member of the parish of Christ Our Light Church in Lacona. A son, Roland, died in 1973.

Survivors: His wife of more than 50 years, the former Mabel M. Jenness; a daughter, Coolleen Kopp of Zebulon, N.C.; three sons, Stanley, David and Alan, all of Pulaski; a sister, Florence Lagasse of Lewiston, Maine; a brother, Stanley of Bristol, Conn.; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

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MELVIN A. SILLIMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 16, 2002

Melvin A. Silliman, 86, of Norman Avenue, Mexico, died Saturday. He was born in Syracuse. He retired in 1983 as an engineer for Niagara Mohawk after more than 40 years. He was a member, elder and former treasurer of First Presbyterian Church of Mexico and a member of the Mexico Lions Club and New Haven Senior Citizens. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion in Mexico. His wife, the former Barbara Ellithorpe, died in 1993.

Survivors: A daughter, Susan Silliman Smith of Mexico; three sons, Marc of Baldwinsville, William of Liverpool and John of Katy, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, Church Street, Mexico 13114.

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MARION L. BATTLES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 18, 2002

Marion L. Taylor Battles, 63, of 321 Fort Leazier Road, Mexico, died Monday. She was born in Malone. She was an adult family-care provider and had worked at Syroco in Syracuse. She was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church and Harmony Riders Association in Parish. She was active in state and county 4-H organizations.

Survivors: Her husband of 47 years, Robert L. Sr.; a daughter, Robin Seaman of New Haven; three sons, Robert L. Jr. of Florida and John and Wallace, both of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Ruth Draper of Rochester and Barbara Doria of Phoenix; a brother, Edward Taylor of Central Square; five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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ANNE E. DIRIENZO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 29, 2002

Anne E. Matkoski DiRienzo, 77, of Whitmore Road, Salina, died Friday. She was born in Mexico. She attended Nottingham High School. She retired in 1976 after more than 35 years as a waitress at several local restaurants, including White Tower in Eastwood, Martin’s Chicken on the Roof in North Syracuse and the Howard Johnson’s in Northern Lights, Mattydale. She was a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church. She served as a Cub Scout den mother. She was a member of the Mattydale-Hinsdale Little League Auxiliary. Her husband, Joseph, died in 1978.

Survivors: Two sons, Bernard M. of Brewerton and Joseph N. of Syracuse; two brothers, Leon Ilnitzki of North Syracuse and John Ilnitzki of Syracuse. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Krueger Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 2619 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. Contributions: Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse 13208.

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DONALD F. DUCIAUME

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 2, 2002

Donald F. Duciaume, 77, of 2672 county Route 6, Volney, died Monday. Born in Syracuse, he lived in the Volney area most of his life. He retired from the Laborer’s Union in Syracuse after more than 30 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1280 in Fulton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts in Scriba. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Mexico. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. His first wife, Emma J., died in 1975; a daughter, Jeanette Duciaume, died in 1956.

Survivors: His wife, the former Nancy A. Stevens; five daughters, Emma M. Wright of Syracuse, Theresa E. Bianco of Texas, Sara A. Myers of Minnesota, Dolores I. Cooper of Fulton and Renee A. Duciaume of Oswego; a son, Edward F. of Oswego; two stepdaughters, Carol L. Mason of Cleveland, Ohio, and Ruth A. Scullin of Oswego; four stepsons, Raymond M. Stevens Jr., James R. Stevens and William J. Stevens, all of Fulton, and Kenneth L. Stevens of Palermo; two sisters, Sally Clark of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Eva MacDougall of New Haven; a brother, Leonard of Fulton; 29 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

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RALPH S. LOUGEE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 18, 2002

Ralph S. Lougee, 82, of 5722 Scenic Ave., Mexico, died Wednesday. He was born in Island Falls, Maine. He retired as a salesperson for Lincoln Supply Co. and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. A son, Dennis, died in March.

Survivors: His wife of 61 years, the former Frances C. Kersavage; a daughter, Donna Drescher of Fair Hope, Ala.; three sons, Mark of Mexico, Roger of Spring Grove, Pa., and Gary of Norfolk; two brothers, Galen and Richard, both of Montgomery, Texas; a sister, Evelyn Bishop of Montgomery; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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DORIS M. SEAMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 22, 2002

Doris Marie Shene Seaman, 86, of 210 Leavitt Road, Oswego, died Friday. Born in Fine, she was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Mexico. Her husband, Harland, died in 1995; a son, James P., died previously.

Survivors: Two daughters, Ann S. Gniady of Lacombe, La., and Jennifer S. Meek of New Haven; two sons, R. Michael and Timothy J., both of Oswego; two sisters, Mary S. Hubbard of Charlotte, N.C., and Sue S. Mosseau of Largo, Fla.; two brothers, Robert and Joseph Shene, both of Fine; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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ERNEST G. HENDERSON SR.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 20, 2002

Ernest G. Henderson Sr., 73, of 1825 county Route 6, Fulton, died Wednesday. He was born in Pennsylvania. He retired in 1975 as a bus driver for Mexico Academy and Central School. He worked at General Electric in Salina and Selkirk Shores State Park. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Edick-Hamlink Post 369, Mexico, and the Syracuse Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors: His wife of 53 years, the former Delores Nolan; two daughters, Shirley Bloss of Scriba and Terry Minckler of Mattydale; five sons, Gerald of Hastings, Ernest Jr. of Volney, Lonnie and Adam, both of Scriba, and James of Mexico; two brothers, Lloyd of Syracuse and Joseph of Fulton; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in Mexico United Methodist Church. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: Oswego County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego 13126.

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GEORGE C. SACHEL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 27, 2002

George C. Sachel, 78, of Boynton Beach, Florida and Fair Haven, died Monday. He was born in New Haven. He founded Mimi’s Drive Inn Inc. of Fulton in 1960. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Mexico. He was a member of Stone Davis American Legion Post No. 384 of Mexico, Edick-Hamlin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 369 of Mexico and a 25-year member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors: His wife of 48 years, the former Marilyn Longley; two daughters, Tracy Anne Tagliareni of Mexico and Susan S. Potter of Dallas; a son, George C. of Fulton; two sisters, Victoria Roach and Mary Lou Peeney, both of Mexico; a brother, Tim of Pulaski; eight grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Contributions: Any charity.

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PATRICIA R. HADCOCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 7, 2003

Patricia R. Carpenter Hadcock, 65, of 5768 Scenic Ave., Mexico, died Saturday. Born in Putney, Vt., she was a secretary for Montgomery Ward in Syracuse. Her husband, Clifford, died in 1997.

Survivors: Three daughters, Elizabeth English of Central Square, Florence Stevens of Pulaski and Barbara Bond of Fulton; two sons, Clifford F. Jr. of Fulton and William of Mexico; a brother, Thomas Carpenter of Pulaski; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Contributions: Mexico Public Library, Main Street, Mexico 13114.

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LEWIS W. ROBINSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 14, 2003

Lewis W. Robinson, 94, of 21 Marsden Drive, Mexico, died Monday. Born in Niagara Falls, he attended Niagara Falls city schools. He was a mechanic at Palmer Chevrolet in Fulton, had worked for General Electric Co. for 20 years and was a part-time custodian and mailman at Mexico Academy. He was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church and Mexico Senior Citizens.

Survivors: His wife of 69 years, the former Ethel M. Jones; a daughter, Mildred R. Murray of Mexico; three sons, Richard W. of Utica, Everett W. of Mexico and David W. of California; a sister, De Ette Whitman of Mexico; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Services: Will be in Lake Panasoffkee, Fla. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, has arrangements.

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LAURA F. JEWELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 20, 2003

Laura F. Sherad Jewell, 70, of Route 104, Mexico, died Saturday. She was born in Oswego and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Mexico and Victoria Chapter 205, Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Milton, died in 1990; a son, David, died in 1988.

Survivors: Two daughters, Bonnie and Eileen Jewell, both of Mexico; a brother, Lee Sherad of California; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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DEBORAH L. BARTLETT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 10, 2003

Deborah L. Fleming Bartlett, 49, of 89 Dewey Road, Mexico, died Saturday. She was born in Canton. She was a truck driver for Estes Express in East Syracuse. She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Her husband of 18 years, Terry L.; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Nastasi of Palermo; a son, Travis of Utica; two sisters, Melanie Murdock and Robin Gibbs, both of Canton; a half sister, Linda Bascom of Mexico; three brothers, Frank Murdock Jr. of Mexico, Joseph Fleming of Ogdensburg and Bobby Joe Van Dyke of Canton; three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home. Burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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HOWARD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 3, 2003

Eileen R. Howard February 28, 2003

Eileen R. Howard, 73, of Oswego, NY.

Survivors: husband Richard J.; four sons, Randy, Michael, Dennis & Scott; one daughter Carol Marino; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister Lucille Howard.

Services: 10 AM Tuesday Mexico ME Church. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 PM Today. Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

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HOLBROOK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 7, 2003

Gertrude M. Holbrook March 6, 2003

Gertrude M. Holbrook, 89, of 38 John St., Mexico, NY. Retired assembler for General Electric of Syracuse; avid bingo player; husband Rexford died 1988; Mexico Senior Citizens.

Survivors: 3 daughters, Betty Rogers, Mexico, NY; Eloise Holbrook, Syracuse, NY; Bonnie Wallis, Mexico, NY; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers Bert and Bernie Pickard, both of Pennellville.

Services: 2 PM Saturday March 8, 2003, Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, New York. Spring burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation 11AM- 2PM Saturday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Contributions to Mexico Lions Club Bingo.

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ASCENZI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 13, 2003

Raymonde H. Ascenzi March 11, 2003

Raymonde H. Ascenzi of Oswego, formerly of Mexico, NY. Communicant St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. 16 Employee of Mexico Elementary School. Husband Ardvino died 1989.

Survivors: daughter Margaret (Walter) Jury; son David (Connie) Ascenzi; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Heppell and Ivan Heppell; three sisters, Cecile Christopher, Francis Foley & Carmen Baron.

Services: 11 AM Saturday St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Mexico. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 PM Friday, Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions: Mexico Public Library.

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CLARK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 18, 2003

Earl N. Clark March 13, 2003

Earl N. Clark, 78, of Gulfport, FL, formerly of Mexico, NY, died Thursday. He was a manager for Montgomery Wards and operated Aroyal Crown Soda route.

Survivors: one son Ronald Clark, one daughter Tina Harp, three grandchildren, six great- grandchildren, two brothers, Herbert Clark and Ronald Clark.

Services: 11 AM Friday Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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WILLIAMSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 6, 2003

Frances V. Williamson May 4, 2003

Frances V. Williamson, 54, of 500 Co. Rt. 35, Fulton died May 4, 2003. She was born in West Leydon. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico. She was a finisher for Hardens Furniture in McConnellsville for 24 years.

Survivors: Husband of 35 years, Richard; two sons, Richard H., Ozark, AL, Michael J., Mexico, NY; one daughter, June M. Halsey, Okinawa, Japan; seven grandchildren; 4 brothers, Tony Nellenback, West Leydon, John Nellenback, Booneville, Joseph Nellenback, West Leydon, Andy Nellenback, AVA; two sisters, Deanne Nellenback, Illinois, Sandy Nellenback, Kansas City, MO.

Funeral Service 11 a.m. Wednesday St. Marys Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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WEEKS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 10, 2003

Francis E. Weeks June 8, 2003

Francis E. Weeks, 58, of Gettysburg, PA, formerly Syracuse, died on June 8, 2003.

Survivors: Daughter, Jennifer Weeks, Mexico.

Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, New York. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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ROBINSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 28, 2003

Lewis Robinson January 13, 2003

There will be a memorial service for Lewis W. Robinson of Mexico, NY and Lake Panasoffkee, FL on Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 11 a.m.

Lewis was born December 20, 1908 in Niagara Falls. The son of Merle and Mary Robinson. olewrobi He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ethel Jones; children, Mildred Murray, Richard W., Everett W., and David W. Robinson; sister, DeEtte Whitman; grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Lewis retired from General electric and Mexico Academy and Central School.

Graveside services will be at the Mexico Village cemetery at 9 a.m., July 12, 2003. The family will receive guests from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Mexico Methodist Church, Church Street. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be provided by the Silver Crest Rebekah Lodge at the Rebekah Hall, Main Street, Mexico

In lieu of flowers please contribute to the First United Methodist Church, Mexico, NY or Hope Hospice of Lake & Sumpter County, 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Florida 32778.

Arrangements by Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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MORTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 1, 2003

Eleanor R. Morton June 30, 2003

Eleanor R. Morton, 84 of Mexico, NY died June 30, 2003. She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and the Morning Watch. She was also a member of the 220 club of the Church. She was an artist and a bookkeeper.

Survivors One son, Duane Morton, Mexico; one sister, Lois Lum, Cincinnatus; five grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Charmaine Cole, 1998.

Services 10 AM Thursday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY with Rev. Joseph Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 5- 8pm Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave, Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to Mexico United Methodist Church.

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RAFFERTY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 3, 2003

Carolena P. Rafferty June 30, 2003

She was born in Vermillion, NY, daughter of the late Floyd and Charlotte Langshore Partrick. She was a graduate of Mexico High School. She lived in West Chester since 1968. Carolena enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and was a seamstress. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of West Chester.

Survivors: three daughters, Michele Levenite, Richland, VA, Patrice Ouderkirk, Clifford, NY, Lisa Rafferty-Liberace, West Chester, PA; one sister, Norah Davidson, Baldwinsville; one granddaughter, Samantha Ouderkirk, Clifford, NY. Predeceased, one brother, James Patrick.

Services: Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003 from the Palermo United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Marks officiating. Burial will follow in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church State Route 3, Palermo, NY.

Contributions: Chester County Hospital, 795 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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PIERCE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 4, 2003

Mary E. Pierce August 2, 2003

Mary E. Pierce, 90, of Pulaski died Saturday. She was school cafeteria manager at Mexico Central School. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church and its Woman’s Guild. She was predeceased by her husband Elvin “Pete” in 1985 and also a son Richard in 1961.

Survivors: three sons, James of Littleton, Colorado, Frederick of Pulaski and David of West Palm Beach, Florida; one daughter, Barbara Crane of Rome; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services: Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions: St. Mary’s of the Sea Building Fund, P.O. Box 487, Mexico, NY 13114.

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SACHEL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 5, 2003

Phyllis E. (Lord) Sachel August 4, 2003

Phyllis E. (Lord) Sachel, 64 of Mexico, NY passed away on August 4, 2003. Phyllis was born in Fulton, and lived many years in Mexico. She was employed by Oswego County Dept. of Social Services for over 20 years retiring in 1995. She was co-owner with her late husband, James of the Mimi’s Drive-in of Mexico. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Mexico. Predeceased by husband, James in 1990 and her mother, Carman Lord in 2003.

Survivors: One son and daughter-in-law David and Linda Sachel, Fulton; two grandchildren, Erin and Lucas Sachel; one sister, Linda Yardley, Hendersonville, NC and one niece, Heather Yardley, Hendersonville, NC.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions: St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Mexico, NY

STOCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 5, 2003

Doris S. Stock August 3, 2003

Doris S. Stock, 87, of Mexico, New York passed away on August 3, 2003.

Survivors: Husband of 57 years, Dean Stock. One son, Gary Stock, Maryland, four grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, a twin sister, Alma Moteyunas, West Amboy.

Services: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, from the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial at Mexico Village Cemetery, friends may call 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave.

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SACHEL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 6, 2003

Phyllis E. (Lord) Sachel August 4, 2003

Phyllis E. (Lord) Sachel, 64 of Mexico, NY passed away on August 4, 2003. Phyllis was born in Fulton, and lived many years in Mexico. She was employed by Oswego County Dept. of Social Services for over 20 years retiring in 1995. She was co- OPHYSACH owner with her late husband, James of the Mimi’s Drive-in of Mexico. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Mexico. Predeceased by husband, James in 1990 and her mother, Carman Lord in 2003.

Survivors: One son and daughter-in-law David and Linda Sachel, Fulton; two grandchildren, Erin and Lucas Sachel; one sister, Linda Yardley, Hendersonville, NC and one niece, Heather Yardley, Hendersonville, NC.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions: St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Mexico, NY

THIEL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 10, 2003

Phyllis Thiel September 8, 2003

Phyllis Thiel, 38, of Mexico, NY, died Monday. She attended Oswego Industries. Survivors: three sisters, Lynn Thiel, Lorraine Thiel, and Susan Caveny; one brother, Thomas Thiel.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico, NY. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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KAMINSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 24, 2003

Anna Kaminski October 22, 2003

Anna Kaminski, 92, of Mexico, NY, died Wednesday. Born in Scranton, PA, she worked in a dress factory in Scranton. She worked on the cafeteria staff at Mexico Academy and worked at Beck’s Hotel. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Mexico, NY. She was a member of the Mexico V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors: two sisters, Catherine Yablonski, Mexico and Helen Goldych, North Syracuse; several nieces and nephews.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday from St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions: American Heart Association or the Arthritis Association.

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JACOBS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 4, 2003

  1. Annabel Jacobs November 2, 2003M. Annabel Jacobs, 92, of Pulaski, NY, formerly of Mexico, NY, died Sunday. Mrs. Jacobs was born in Scriba, NY. She worked in the clerical field for Ramsey’s Dept. Store of Mexico and the G.L.F. She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Victoria Chapter #205 O.E.S. and the Silvercrest Lodge #229 The Rebekah’s, Mexico, NY. She was a member of the Mexico Grange. She was predeceased by her husband Clinton H. Jacobs, who died May 2, 1986.

    Survivors: three daughters, Shirley (Paul) Mahaffey of Pulaski, Charlene (Ed) Bateman of Mexico, and Donna (William) Widrig of Mexico; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Whitmarsh of Spencer, NY; several nieces and nephews.

    Services: 11 a.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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BAYNE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 15, 2003

Noon L. Bayne November 12, 2003

Noon L. Bayne, 76, of 4320 Church Street, Mexico NY died Wednesday at the V.A. Medical Center Syracuse, NY after succumbing to a battle with lung cancer. He was born in Chester, South Carolina and lived many years in Mexico, New York. He was a Navy Veteran retiring after 20 years. He was employed at New Venture Gear of Syracuse until retirement. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Fort Mill, South Carolina. He was a member of the Mexico Lodge #136 F&AM. He was a 48 year member of the Edick-Hamlink Post #369 VFW and served as the Post Bar Steward for many years. He was a member of the C.O.O.T.I.E.S and member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Rip Collins Athletic Association and the South Jefferson Street Athletic Club. His wife the former Betty Dean died September 3, 1974.

Surviving: Five sons; Stephen-Camillus, NY; Michael- Canastota, NY; Douglas-Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Mark-Cincinatti, Ohio; Gregg-Mexico, NY. Nine grandchildren; Heather and Ashley of Camillus; Kelly and Michael of Canastota; Nichole of Aiken, South Carolina; Katelyn, Brendan, Lauren and Erin of Cincinatti, Ohio. Two great- grandchildren; Haven and Kendall of Aiken, South Carolina. Two sisters; Dorothy Mahaffey- Rock Hill, South Carolina; Betty Reynolds-Lake Worth, Florida.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2003 from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico, New York. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.

Contributions to Edick-Hamlink, Post #369 VFW, Main Street, Mexico, NY 13114.

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WHITNEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 3, 2004

Rev. Eli Whitney February 29, 2004

Rev. Leonard B. “Eli” Whitney, 87, of Baldwinsville and formerly of Camillus died Sunday. Born in Syracuse he graduated from Syracuse Central HS in 1934, SU College of Forestry in 1938 where he lettered three years in swimming and Boston Univ. School of Theology in 1943. He served many churches as a Methodist Minister including Pultneyville, NY 1943-46; Hannibal-Hannibal Center 1946-50 and as associate at Fulton First 1946-48; Phelps 1950-63; Camillus First 1963-69 and his proudest accomplishment was the formation of the congregation that created Immanuel United Methodist Church. He was their first pastor until his retirement in 1982. In addition he took great joy in the saving of church bells from other churches to create the Bell Tower. He has served N. Syracuse Andrews Memorial UMC as associate from 1982-88, as an Interim at James Street UMC and Marcellus UMC. He has been the Protestant Chaplain at Loretto Geriatric Center and most recently served at Marietta Christian Church (former UMC).

Eli was a former volunteer Fireman for over 20 years, a Mason since 1947, a member of Boy Scouts of America, Finger Lake Council and a member of Camillus Rotary since 1967 with perfect attendance for over 30 years and in addition a Paul Harris Fellow and started a project in early 70s to donate turkeys to needy families. He had been a longtime water director and counselor at Camp Casowasco. He had served on the Board for United Methodist Federal Credit Union. He had been an usher for Syracuse University Football since 1959 and Basketball from 1963 and usher captain at both Manley and the Dome before retiring in 1987. He is predeceased by two sisters; Dorothy Fellows and Harriet Whitney Borchers.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Beatrice (Dean) L. Peffers; a son, Bradd J. Whitney of Bedford, TX; four daughters, Nancy Whitney Carroll of Bedford, TX, Merrilee and husband Randy Frese of Syracuse; Diane Peffers and husband Charles Stewart of Fairfax, VA and Bonnie Peffers and husband Gerry Nicholson of W. Monroe; two sisters, Jane Eleanor Roberts of Oswego and Ruth Whitney Nyberg of Stockton, CA; six grandchildren, Jeff McClaskey, Shari McClaskey, Christian Whitney and Tara Peffers all of Syracuse, Michael Stewart and Heather Stewart of Fairfax, VA, Andrea Frese of Raleigh, NC, Allison Frese Higgins and husband, Paul of Cincinnati, OH and eight great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel United Methodist Church “Church of the Bells”, 303 Kasson Rd, Camillus. Spring burial in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Contributions in lieu of flowers to Camp Casowasco, 158 Casowasco Dr., Moravia, NY 13118. Arrangements by B.L. Bush & Sons, Camillus.

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SHOMO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 23, 2004

Patrick W. Shomo March 20, 2004

Patrick W. Shomo, 53, of Parish, died Saturday at Francis House. He was employed by Crouse Hinds for 29 years where he worked as a punch press operator. Patrick was an Army Vietnam veteran. Predeceased by his wife Marianne A. Shomo on December 13, 2003. Survivors: a daughter Mary Beth Shomo of Hammond, NY; two sons, Charles W. Shomo of Mexico, NY, and Patrick W. Shomo of Redondo Beach, California; four sisters, Barbara Dick of Coalport, PA, Gale Potter of Coalport, PA, Sandy McCauley of Derby, NY, and Karen Vanish of Luconda, PA; three brothers, Glen Shomo of Coalport, PA, Jack Shomo of Coalport, PA, and Dale Shomo of Coalport, PA; many stepchildren and step- grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carter Funeral Home, Inc., 1604 Grant Blvd., Syracuse. Burial: Mexico Village Cemetery in the Spring. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions: Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, New York.

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KOENIG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 19, 2004

Erma L. Koenig April 17, 2004

Erma L. Koenig, 74, of Mexico, NY, died Saturday. She was born in Richland, NY, and graduated from Pulaski High School. She was employed in the claims department of the Kemper Insurance Company and also worked at Crouse Hinds.

Survivors include her husband, Victor H.; a daughter, Vicki L. Parsnow; a son, Richard T. Koenig; a brother, Robert Galbraith; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

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HOBBS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 3, 2004

William T. Hobbs May 1, 2004

William T. Hobbs, 57, of Williamstown, died Saturday at the VA Hospital in Buffalo. Born in Augusta, GA, he lived in Port Saint Joe, FL, before moving to Williamstown two years ago. Mr. Hobbs was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 10069 in Port Saint Joe, FL, and also was a member of the American Legion Post 35 in Columbus, GA. He was Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his companion, Louise Curcie of Williamstown; his father, Thomas of Athens, GA; a sister, Sherrie Evans; seven stepchildren; 19 stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Watson Funeral Home Inc., with burial in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 4, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, 631 S. Main Street, Central Square.

Contributions: To any VFW Post in Bill’s memory.

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BUCKLEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 15, 2003

Alexander J. Buckley November 14, 2003

Alexander J. Buckley, 90, of Mexico, NY. November 14, 2003. Employed by Crucible Specialty Metals for 36 years retiring in 1978. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Mexico, NY. He retired from St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in 1995.

Survivors: His wife of 65 years the former Virginia E. DeLafuente; one daughter Barbara Plunkett of Amherst, NY; three sons Alexander (Ron) and Richard of Mexico and Anson of Liverpool; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. Monday at the Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY. Calling hours are private. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

Contributions: St. Mary’s Star of the Sea or American Heart Association.

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KNAPP

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 30, 2003

Nancy Knapp November 18, 2003

Nancy Knapp, 68, of Clay, died November 18, 2003. She was born in Mexico and was a former resident of Mexico. She was a home health aide working for St. Camillus Rehabilitation Center retiring in 1994. She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and The Victoria Chapter # 205 O.E.S. of Mexico. She was affiliated with the Mexico Lions Club.

Survivors: one son, Robert (Sheila) Britton, Jr, Fulton; six daughters: Lou Ann Britton, Central Square, Hope (Donald) Lenhart, Mexico, Holly (Chester) Slavings, Tennessee, Laurie Britton, Brewerton, Frances Britton, Fulton, Amy (Patrick) Ryan, Clay; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren; one brother Fred (Shirley) Tourot, Mexico.

Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Mexico United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours 2 to 3 p.m. at the church, Church St., Mexico, NY. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

Contributions American Heart Association or Diabetes Foundation.

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KASKIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 14, 2003

Evgenijis Kaskin December 13, 2003

Evgenijis Kaskin, 91, of Mexico, NY, died Saturday. He was a prominent local artist. He was predeceased by his wife Rigmor in 1989. Survivors: one son, Peter Kaskin of Mexico; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: Private. Burial in Mexico Village Cemetery. No calling hours. Arrangements in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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SHOMO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 15, 2003

Marianne A. Shomo December 13, 2003

Marianne A. Shomo, 57, of Parish, NY, died December 13, 2003. She worked in various restaurants.

Survivors: husband Patrick; mother Marion Wood; two sons: Timothy and Richard III; three daughters: Lisa, Theresa and Karen; three brothers: Louis, Douglas and Bradley; five sisters: Luann, Sandra, Peggy, Brenda and Sherrie; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial in Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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HAMER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 11, 2004

John Daniels (Dan) Hamer January 8, 2004

John Daniels (Dan) Hamer, 84, of Mexico, NY, died on January 8, 2004.

He was born in Pieerepont Manor, NY. He was a WWII Veteran of the Army. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church. He was a partner with Rieth, Hogan and Hamer of Syracuse, NY and previously worked at Grandma Browns Beans of Mexico.

Survivors: wife of 64 years, the former Ella Mowry; two daughters, Kathleen Marie Jackson, Middleburg, VA and Roberta (Scooter) Hamer, Hawthorne, NJ; two sons, Jon Hamer, Mexico and Patrick (Michelle) Hamer, Central Square; four grandchildren, Keenan Jackson, Meghan Hamer, Erica Boots, Michael Boots; one sister, Edythe Williams, Adams; several nieces and nephews.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday from St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Spring burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave, Mexico, NY.

Contributions: McFee Ambulance Corp, Watson Ave, Mexico, NY 13114

MOORE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 28, 2004

Henry Melvin Moore, Sr. May 26, 2004

Henry Melvin Moore, Sr., 64, Mexico, NY. He was born in Syracuse and lived many years in Mexico. He was a mechanic for the City of Syracuse. He was a Petty Officer in the Navy from 1960 to 1963. His wife, Mary Sonya Moore died in 1971.

Survivors: Two sons, Henry M. Moore, Jr., Bernhards Bay, NY, James H. Moore, Lakeport, NY; three daughters, Katherin Moore, Chittenango, NY, Wendy Radley, Orwell, NY, Amy Jo Moore, Sandy Pond, NY; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Carlton Moore, Jr., Florida, Richard Moore, Tennesee; one sister, Patricia Ashley, Syracuse.

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. at 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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MORRISON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 27, 2004

Lula M. Morrison June 25, 2004

Lula M. Morrison, 79, of Elbridge, died peacefully at the home of her daughter, Wanda, in Elbridge, NY. Predeceased by a daughter, Ruth Ellen and infant son, Jerry.

Survivors: son Danny (Alma) Scaggs of Mexico; daughter Wanda Herrick and companion Terry of Elbridge; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be Friday, July 2, 2004 at 2 p.m. The Mexico Village Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

Contributions to Hospice or the Ronald McDonald House.

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WHITNEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 27, 2004

Helen B. Whitney July 25, 2004

Helen B. Whitney, 88, of Mexico, NY, died Sunday. She was the widow of Richard G. Whitney who died March 19, 1990 and was the co-founder of Grandma Brown’s Beans. Her life was devoted to her family. She lead her life with grace and dignity and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was predeceased by a son, Gary Whitney in 1961 and a grandson, Scot Whitney in 1976. She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church.

Survivors: one daughter, Sherry Folds, Mexico; one son, David Whitney, Mexico; nine grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance, Watson Ave., Mexico, NY 13114.

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CONNELLY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 27, 2004

Dorothy E. Connelly July 23, 2004

Dorothy E. Connelly, age 77, of Baldwinsville, died Friday at Hitchcock Dartmouth Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Born in Port Jefferson, NY, Dorothy was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church where she volunteered for the food pantry, and participated in the Elder-Hostel program. Mrs. Connelly was very active and enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid traveler. Her husband Joseph J. Connelly died October 21, 1991.

Survived by a son Kevin (Jenny) Connelly of Fulton; two daughters, Lynn (Gary) Toth of Mexico, NY, Jan (Forrest) Pommerenke of Sumter, SC; eight grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 3494 Rt. 31, Baldwinsville. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541 Rt. 31, Baldwinsville. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Pantry.

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GARDINER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 29, 2004

Isabelle Jessie Gardiner August 27, 2004

Isabelle Jessie Gardiner, 89, of Red Creek/Mexico, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2004. Isabelle was born in Wolcott to the late Harlow M. Bennett and Estella Palen Bennett. She was a life member of Leavenworth Central School alumni, a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the women of St. Stephen’s of Wolcott. Isabelle operated a boarding house in Mexico with her husband John until his death in 1965. She carried on until she retired in 1982 and moved to Red Creek. She was predeceased by her husband John F. Gardiner in 1965; siblings: Esther Acome, Ruth Larkin and Verne Bennett.

Isabelle is survived by her sister-in-law Helen Fellows and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon at Colvin-Robertson-Norton Funeral Home, Wolcott, where services will follow at noon. Interment will be at Mexico Village Cemetery.

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COLLIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 29, 2004

Corleen Felt Collin August 25, 2004

Corleen Felt Collin died in Kingsport, TN, on Wednesday, August 25, 2004. She was born in Erie, PA, 96 years ago, moved to Mexico, NY, and resided there until she married Frederic J. Collin in 1935. Corleen graduated from Oswego Normal School with a teaching certificate. She was a dedicated teacher for more than 30 years in the New Woodstock and West Genesee school districts.

She is survived by her only son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Collin of Denton, TX; her elder granddaughter, Patricia Howarth of Garland, TX, and her younger granddaughter, Kathleen Partridge of Wichita Falls, TX; four great- grandchildren; her sister, Mrs. F.A. Kellogg of Mexico, NY,; her brother Harley Felt of Cicero, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at Mexico Village Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2004.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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STERNBERG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 5, 2004

Jack J. Sternberg September 30, 2004

Jack J. Sternberg, 94, of the Cunningham at Loretto of Syracuse, passed from this life on Thursday, September 30, 2004, to be with the Lord and Savior. Jack, with his family in attendance, died peacefully. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel Stevens Sternberg in the year 2000.

Survivors: sister, Reatha J. Walton of Syracuse; brother, Harold L. Sternberg of Richland; several nieces and nephews.

He lived in Parish and graduated from Parish High School. He worked for Strickland Motors as an auto mechanic and service manager for several years, then moved on to building and trades, becoming a cabinet maker. He and his wife lived in Baldwinsville, and upon retirement, resided in Zephyrhills, Florida. From Florida, they traveled extensively throughout the U.S.A. Jack was an avid fisherman and hunter. His hobbies were photography and jewelry making. He was an inspiration to all of us.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2004, from the Hope Presbyterian Church, 4962 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY. His ashes will be placed with his wife at the Mexico Village Cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made to the church or any charity. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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SHOWERS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 14, 2004

Hugh G. Showers November 12, 2004

Hugh G. Showers, 85, of Oswego, died Friday. Mr. Showers was owner of Vermillion General Store and Showers Sales. He was a WWII Air Force veteran, a member of the Palermo United Methodist Church and the Manatee Methodist Church in Florida. He was a member of the Mexico Masonic Lodge. His first wife, Avoneil, died in 1991.

Survivors: wife, Dixie Showers, Bradenton, FL; two daughters, Karen (Terry) Grimshaw, Mexico, and Vicki (Jon) Donahue, Pennellville; four grandchildren: Jamie (Amy) Grimshaw, Melanie (Mark) Hiller, Kevin Donahue and Crystal Donahue; two great-grandchildren, Noah Hiller and Krya Grimshaw.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday from Palermo United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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MIZENER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 28, 2004

Diana C. Mizener November 26, 2004

Diana C. Mizener, 67, of Mexico, NY, died Friday. She worked at Eddie’s Big M in Mexico for many years. She was predeceased by one sister, Nona Pearson, in 2000.

Survivors: husband of 45 years, Eugene Mizener; two daughters, Donna (Mark) Anderson, Palm Coast, FL, and Dolores (Greg) Storie, Manlius; two sons, Douglas Mizener, Volney, and Daniel (Ruth) Mizener, Mexico; four grandchildren: Katrina, Margaret, Ben and Zachary; one great-grandchild, Taylor; three sisters: Lois Salley, Phoenix, AZ; Rose Bouchard, Parish, NY; and Mary Christensen, Phoenix, AZ.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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BOVEE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 5, 2004

Philip Bovee III November 24, 2004

Philip Bovee III went peacefully to our Lord on Wednesday, November 24, 2004, after a courageous and exhausting battle with cancer. Phil died at home surrounded by love. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6, 2004, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Officiating will be The Very Reverend M. L. Agnew, Jr., Dean of St. Mark’s. An interment will follow in the summer of 2005 at the family plot, Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, New York.

Phil was born on June 2, 1954, in Syracuse, New York. He was baptized and confirmed at Holy Trinity Church of Syracuse, NY.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Philip Santo Bovee II and Mrs. Linda Curro Albino; his sisters, Donna Marie Bovee and Melissa Flora.

Survivors include his sister, Cynthia Ann Bos and husband Neil of Shreveport, LA; his sons, Brent Cory Bovee of Syracuse, NY, Philip Santo Bovee IV of Schenectady, NY; their mother, Carla Bovee Sgroi of Syracuse, NY; three nephews and three nieces. He will be missed by his many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, family and friends throughout the country.

Phil was a skilled carpenter and talented craftsman. He left examples of his meticulous designs in the various places he resided, which included upstate New York, Los Angeles and Shreveport. He will be remembered especially for his wonderful sense of humor, his encyclopedic knowledge of history and world news, his love of horses, cats, gardening, reading and his incredible desire to live life to the fullest with his family and friends even in his final days.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Willis-Knighton Hospice, 3300 Albert Bicknell Drive, Suite 3, Shreveport, LA 71103 or St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 908 Rutherford, Shreveport, LA 71104.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Robert Nickelson and his staff of the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, the nurses, caregivers and Chaplain Delany of Willis-Knighton Hospice, Dr. Duncan Savage and staff at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Center, Albany, NY, Dr. Robert J. Smith and his staff at Ellis Hospital Radiation Oncology Clinic in Schenectady, NY (you always made him smile), Red Ball Medical, Home Medical Supply, Blue Angels, Angel Flight Service, all of my cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews and friends who came from all over the country to help arrange picnics at the lake, BBQ’s at the beach and for fun, food and laughter. It meant so much to Phil to feel your love and support. So when you hear Norman Greenbaum’s song “Spirit in the Sky,” know Phil is in your heart, always

CARROLL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 29, 2004

Nancy (Whitney) Carroll December 27, 2004

Nancy Carroll, 60, of Bedford, TX and formerly of Syracuse died Monday after a brief illness. Born in Rochester, she grew up in Phelps, NY before attending Syracuse University. She was employed by American Airlines where she worked for 29 years until her retirement in 2002. Her career began in Syracuse then Boston, Tulsa and finally Dallas. As a Trainer and Business Analyst, she traveled internationally for the company. She was predeceased by her father, Rev. Eli Whitney in February.

Survived by her mother, Marjorie Whitney; and a sister, Merrilee (Randy) Frese of Syracuse; and a brother, Bradd J. Whitney of Roanoke, TX;and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. Spring burial in Mexico village cemetery. Arrangements by B.L. Bush & Sons, 10 Genesee St, Camillus, NY 13031.

Contributions to Children’s Hospital at University Hospital, 750 E. Adams, St., Syracuse, NY 13210.

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STEVENSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 12, 2005

Elizabeth D. (Babcock) Stevenson January 11, 2005

Elizabeth D. (Babcock) Stevenson, 48, of Mexico, NY, died Tuesday. Liz was a custodian for Mexico Academy Central Schools for 19 years.

Survivors: husband of 26 years, Eugene; four sisters, Bertha Babcock of Redfield, Carol Britton of Williamstown, Barbara Darling of Redfield, Alice Shaw of Pulaski; three brothers, Eugene, Allen and Steven Babcock, all of Redfield; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico, NY.

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GODFREY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 17, 2005

Joseph C. Godfrey Jr. January 14,2005

Joseph C. Godfrey Jr., 24, of Mexico, NY, died January 14, 2005, in Oswego, NY. He was born in Syracuse. He graduated from Mexico Academy Central School in 1998. He was a member of the JROTC Program while at Mexico Academy. He worked for Eldon Painting of Mexico. He was retired from the U.S. Army after serving a year in Iraq.

Surviving are his father and stepmother, Joseph and Diane Godfrey of Mexico; his mother and stepfather, Christine and Peter Compeau of Syracuse; one brother, Justin Godfrey, serving in the Army in Iraq; one sister, Cassandra Godfrey of Syracuse; maternal grandfather, Charles Dean of Manlius; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday from First United Methodist Church of Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to the Joe Godfrey Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Mexico High School, Main St., Mexico, NY 13114

SLAYING SUSPECT JUST KEPT PLAYING – BAR PATRONS SAY PAUL LEARY DIDN’T TALK ABOUT JOSEPH GODFREY’S DEATH.

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 20, 2005

A day after the body of Joseph C. Godfrey Jr. was found in a city of Oswego park, stabbed in the back of the neck and robbed, the man accused of killing him was playing pool and bragging about having an extra $60 he planned to spend on “weed.”

“I just thought it was weird that he played pool like normal,” said Christian Haggin, 41, who shot pool with Paul M. Leary Friday and Sunday at the Old City Hall bar, where both are frequent customers.

The Water Street bar is a block from where Godfrey died early Friday morning, after he visited the bar and was involved in an altercation at Toucan’s Tropical Bar across the street. A passerby found his body beneath a staircase leading from a Water Street parking lot down to West Linear Park.

Police said Godfrey had been punched, robbed of about $60 and stabbed high in the back of the neck, the blade of the knife severing his spinal cord.

By Friday afternoon and throughout the weekend, people at Old City Hall, Toucan’s and throughout the city of Oswego were talking about the murder of Godfrey, the 24-year-old Mexico man and former Army specialist who survived the war in Iraq, only to be killed on the streets of Oswego.

But not Leary. Witnesses at the bar say he was talking about pool and getting high.

The 33-year-old Oswego man, who has a decades-long criminal history that stretches from Oswego to Oklahoma, played pool and drank beer Saturday and Sunday at Old City Hall.

“All he cared about was winning,” said Haggin, of Oswego, who shot pool and drank with him.

“It (Godfrey’s murder) didn’t bother him like it did everyone else,” Haggin said Tuesday at Old City Hall.

Police and others are still piecing together the why and how Godfrey died.

Witnesses had seen Godfrey and Leary at the bars Thursday night, first at Old City Hall, then at Toucan’s. Although the two were in the same bars at around the same times, police have said there is no indication they knew each other.

Another man who played pool with Leary at Old City Hall that night said Leary did not seem angry or hostile. He described Leary as an unusually quiet guy.

“He kept to himself,” said the man, who asked not to be identified.

He added that Leary drank about four beers Thursday night, and they stopped playing pool shortly before midnight. Later, Leary said he was going across the street to Toucan’s, the man said. No one at Old City Hall remembers seeing him again that night, but a security camera spotted him at Toucan’s.

It’s the same camera that caught Godfrey in an altercation with a man – not Leary – that night. The videotape shows the man pushing Godfrey, who stumbles and falls. He gets up and leaves the bar, alone, walking along Water Street toward West Bridge Street. His body was found between West Bridge and West Oneida streets.

At some point, police say, Leary and Godfrey crossed paths, near the wooden staircase. According to police statements, Leary attacked Godfrey, punched him, and stabbed him in the back of the neck with a boot knife. He took Godfrey’s money, about $60. He also took a pack of Newport cigarettes and a lighter. A passerby found the body shortly after noon Friday.

Leary has a criminal record. While living in Oswego during the early 1990s, he was convicted of attempted larceny, driving with ability impaired and disorderly conduct, according to newspaper stories.

More recently in Oklahoma, he served prison time as a violent sexual offender. He was convicted of felony sexual battery in February 1997 in Payne County, Okla., said Oswego city Police Chief Alexander Zukovsky. Leary was in an Oklahoma prison from April 1997 to June 1999, and was on probation until February 2002, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Web site.

It’s not clear when Leary returned to the Oswego area. He rented a room at 136 W. Fourth St., a rooming house, where he kept to himself, neighbors said.

Sunday night, investigators found him at the Old City Hall bar. They escorted him out, quietly.

“They were so discreet about it,” said Christina Buza, 22, of Oswego, a bartender there.

Early Monday morning, Leary was placed under arrest and charged with robbing and murdering Godfrey.

Buza, like many Oswego business owners, officials and residents, is relieved someone has been arrested, but still shocked by the crime.

“He put his life on the line, and then comes home to get stabbed in the back by one of his fellow countrymen. I think it’s horrible,” Buza said. “He fought for his country and made it through the war. How could this have happened in a place he called home?”

That’s what Godfrey’s family wants to know, too.

The arrest, though, did bring some relief, Joseph Godfrey Sr. said.

“We all faced the fact that there was a possibility that they wouldn’t have found the person who did this, and that’s a horrifying thought,” Godfrey said Wednesday. He was grateful to police for making an arrest quickly.

Leary’s arrest also was a great relief to the people who live and work in Oswego.

It’s helped return some sense of safety to the community, said Frank Heagerty, owner of a pawn shop on West First Street.

“It’s closure for the town,” Heagerty said. “But for the family, there is no closure.”

State police and city officials are continuing their investigation, “developing potential, additional evidence,” said Oswego County District Attorney Donald Dodd. “They’re looking for more witnesses.”

Joseph C. Godfrey Jr. will be buried today in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Leary is being held without bail in the Oswego County Correctional Facility. He turns 34 today. He faces two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree robbery, both felonies. He is scheduled to reappear Tuesday in Oswego City Court.

It will be the first time Oswego attorney Joseph Rodak will be in court with his client. Last year, Rodak represented Joseph Blake, who pleaded guilty to beating his parents to death with a hammer and was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 25 years to life in prison.

Rodak said he and Leary must now decide whether to waive the matter to the grand jury or “request hearings that he may be entitled to.”

When it came to what the pool players at Old City Hall had said of his client, Rodak didn’t have much to say.

“I couldn’t tell if it was a rumor. It could be anything. I don’t have enough information myself at this point to make a comment on it,” Rodak said. “I’m still waiting for whatever statements (Leary) may have given.”

The Post-Standard requested an interview with Leary, but Rodak advised him not to speak to the press, said Oswego County correction administrator Michael Stafford.

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SOUVA

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 6, 2005

Richard F. Souva February 4, 2005

Richard F. Souva, 79, of Mexico, worked for Marsellus Burial Vault Co. and Oswego County Dept. of Soc. Services.

Survivors: two daughters, Pamela Hansen of Palermo and Linda Sedner of Pennellville; a brother, James N. of Oswego; grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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DUNN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 7, 2005

Herbert B. Dunn February 5, 2005

Herbert B. Dunn, 79, of Mexico, NY, died Saturday. He was a carpenter. Predeceased by three sisters, one brother and one grandson. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Jean (Harke) Dunn; four daughters: Sharon (Gary) Dominicos, Syracuse; Joyce (Charles) Parkhurst, Fulton; Gail (Gary) Hurlbut, Mexico; and Marlea (David) Munger, Mexico; one son, Larry (Suzanne) Dunn, Mexico; two sisters, Mary Walters, N. Syracuse, and Barbara (Bert) Milligan, Phoenix; two brothers, Eldon Dunn and Erwin (Grace) Dunn, both of Phoenix; 16 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren.

Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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GILL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 7, 2005

Leita W. Gill March 6, 2005

Leita W. Gill, 81, of Mexico, NY, died Sunday. She was a telephone operator in Adams and Pulaski for many years.

Survivors: husband of 52 years, George Gill; daughter, Sandra (Terry) Dunn, Mexico, NY; one granddaughter, Meegan Dunn, Mexico; two brothers, Donald Weaver, Pulaski, and Ronald Weaver, Mexico; several nieces and nephews.

Spring graveside services will be held at a time to be announced in Mexico Village Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Contributions: may be made to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept. or McFee Ambulance Corps of Mexico, NY. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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SMITH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 10, 2005

Henrietta Olsen Smith March 8, 2005

Henrietta Olsen Smith died March 8, 2005, in Oswego Hospital. Born October 14, 1910, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, Henrietta was the youngest of seven children born to Norwegian immigrants, Niels and Andrine Olsen. After graduating from high school, Henrietta attended and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. She married Wesley G. Smith on June 30, 1940. They lived in many places throughout the United States before settling in Mexico, NY, in 1965. Henrietta is a retired English and Latin teacher, having retired from Mexico High School in 1975. Henrietta was very active in her life to the end. She enjoyed swimming in the summer months in her backyard pool, playing her piano, and she especially enjoyed playing with and watching her great-grandson. She was a member and elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. She led her Circle’s Bible Study and participated in the Crafty Ladies. She was also a member of the Oswego County Retired Teachers.

Survivors are her two sons, George (Susan Silliman) Smith of Mexico and Samuel (Judy) Smith of Granbury, Texas. A granddaughter, Annette Berry of Mexico, and great-grandson, Daniel Berry, also of Mexico, also survive.

Services will be Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Mexico, NY, located on the corner of Spring and Church Streets. A reception will be held immediately after the service in the Wilcox House next to the church. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 300, Mexico, NY 13114. Arrangements in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY 13114.

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THOMPSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 17, 2005

Richard W. “Dick” Thompson March 15, 2005

Richard W. “Dick” Thompson, 79, of Fulton, passed away peacefully March 15, 2005, at his home surrounded by family. He was born November 24, 1925, in Fulton to the late William and Ethel Fink Thompson. Richard graduated from Fulton Schools and was a U.S. Army veteran from 1949 to 1953 where he served overseas in Japan and Germany. He was employed for 10 years at Sealright Company and retired in 1985 from General Electric Company after 32 years of service. Richard was a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #830 of Fulton, the V.F.W. Post #569, MIA-Central Square Senior Citizens and Central Square Senior Citizens of Hastings. He was predeceased by his son, Edgar LaDuke; grandson, Jeffrey LaDuke and nine siblings.

Richard is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Grace Moot of Fulton; daughter, Gracia Thompson of Fulton; daughter-in-law, Anne LaDuke of Mexico; sister, Marge (Dick) Carpenter of Fulton; brother, Robert Thompson of Fulton; two grandchildren, MaryAnne (Dennis) LaPage and Michael (Cheryl) LaDuke, both of Mexico; four great-grandchildren, Michael LaDuke, Erica, Dillon and Derrick LaPage; niece, Crissy Warner of Camillus; and a friend and caregiver, Mollie Ambach.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to: B.P.O.E. Lodge #830, 57 Pierce Drive, Fulton, NY, 13069 or V.F.W. Post #569, 216 Cayuga Street, Fulton, NY, 13069. Foster Funeral Home, Inc. Fulton – Hannibal

LAFLAMM

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 26, 2005

Clifford Louis LaFlamm Jr. March 24, 2005

Clifford Louis LaFlamm Jr., 60, of Mexico, passed away Thursday. He was employed by Oswego County BOCES, retiring in December.

Survivors: his wife of 38 years, the former Dawn Rose; two sons, Steven of Oswego and Sy of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Chelsea, Logan, Tyler, Amy; one sister, Barbara Bough of Arizona; one brother, Edward of Ohio.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions: Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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ALEXANDER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 3, 2005

Frederick L. Alexander April 1, 2005

Frederick L. Alexander, 84, of Fulton, died April 1, 2005. He was a machinist. He was predeceased by one daughter, Dorothy Bell.

Survivors his wife, the former Beulah Guyett; four grandchildren: Robert Bucy, Ronald Bucy, Jack Bucy and Catherine Adato; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Selma Huff of California and Jacqueline Haynes of Mexico.

Services 2 p.m. Monday from Harter Funeral Home Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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KONDRATOWICZ

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 16, 2005

Mary Lee Kondratowicz April 14, 2005

Mary Lee Kondratowicz, age 69, of 102 Cove Dr., Sandy Pond, died Thursday at University Hospital, Syracuse. She was born on Sept. 5, 1935, in Mexico, the daughter of Lee and Hazel Allen Harris. She resided in Pulaski for 35 years, moving to Sandy Pond in 1997. She graduated from St. Anthony’s Academy in Syracuse in 1953 and attended SUNY Oswego. She married Edwin Kondratowicz on Sept. 13, 1958. She was employed as a remedial math teacher at Pulaski School for 30 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Christ Our Light Parish and the Altar & Rosary Society. She was a former Girl Scout and Cub Scout volunteer, and former NOCA volunteer.

Surviving are her husband, Edwin E.; one son, Darrell E. and his wife Susan of Pulaski; two daughters, Kathleen and husband Eric Novicki of Mason, OH, Allison and husband Scott Hilliker of Owego; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Christ Our Light Parish at St. John’s the Evangelist Church, Pulaski. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Central School, in memory of Mary Lee Kondratowicz.

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BACKUS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 1, 2005

  1. Charles Backus April 29, 2005R. Charles Backus, 84, of Mexico, NY, died Friday. He was born in Mexico, the son of the late R. Austin and Ethel Bateman Backus. He was an owner of the Oswego County Weeklies for over 50 years. He was a nationally known Holstein Auctioneer with R. Austin Backus Inc. of Mexico, NY. He served many years as a delegate of the National Holstein Convention. He was a member of the Holstein Association of New York State and on the national level. He was a member of the Oswego Country Club and The Elms Golf Course. He was a cryptographer during WWII in the Signal Corps. He attended Syracuse University and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and a member of The University Club of Syracuse. He was predeceased by two brothers, B. Olin Backus and Everet V. Backus.

    Survivors: wife, Frances; brother, Horace Backus, Mexico; three nieces: Judy Backus, Brenda Hotchkiss and Kim Grindle; three nephews: Harry, Mark and John Backus; an uncle, Reginald Backus.

    Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral, at the funeral home.

    Contributions: SPCA.

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FABIAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 29, 2005

May 27, 2005

Leo W. Fabian Sr., 76, of Mexico, NY, died Friday. He was born in Poultney, Vermont. He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1946-1948. He was a retired self-employed antique dealer. He was predeceased by one grandson, Scott Fabian, in 1996 and one brother, Edward Fabian, in 1986.

Survivors: wife, the former Carol Etchie; two sons, Leo (Nancy) Fabian Jr. of Fulton and James W. (Barbara) Fabian of Cicero; one daughter, Diane Carol Fabian of N. Syracuse; two stepsons, Edward (Rhonda) Salvagni of Syracuse and Andy (Jennie) Salvagni of Mexico; two stepdaughters, Eva DeLutis of Syracuse and Mary (Robert) Knight of FL; 15 grandchildren; two brothers, James (Carolyn) Fabian of FL and Wallace (Mary Lou) Fabian of MA.

Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday from Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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KNIGHT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 27, 2005

Raymond E. Knight July 25, 2005

Raymond E. Knight, 61, of Mexico. He was a candlemaker for Will & Baumer Candle Co.

Survivors: Son Charles Cummins, Mexico; daughters Phyllis Duell, Central Square, Lena Recore, Mexico; four grandchildren; brother Carl Knight, Parish; sister Edith Jackson, Lowville.

Services: 1 p.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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BLUNT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 19, 2005

Lola Beatrice Blunt August 18, 2005

Lola Beatrice Blunt, 92, of Mexico, NY, died Thursday. Past Noble Grand and member of Silver Crest Lodge #229 Rebekah’s of Mexico, past officer of Rebekah’s Assembly from 1965 to 1966, member Theta Ro Club of Mexico, member and past Historian of Victoria Chapter #205 O.E.S. Mexico, member Mexico Senior Citizens member of Grace Episcopal Church of Mexico and the Church Choir. Her husband, Alfred died 1996; a son, Clarence died 2005.

Survivors: One daughter, Data Idal Mullen, Oswego; three sons, Franklin M. Blunt, Newport, NC, Robert L. Blunt, Mexico, Ernest (Chip) Blunt, Copanhagen; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great- great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Ingersol, Ocala, FL; two brothers, William Russell, Florida, Alfred Russell, Walden, NY.

Funeral Services 2 p.m. Saturday from Grace Episcopal Church, Mexico, NY. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours 4 to 7 Friday and 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions to Rebekah Lodge #229 Mexico or the Grace Episcopal Church.

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COATES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 28, 2005

Kandice B. Coates August 26, 2005

Kandice B. “Kandy” Coates, 48, of Dansville/Mexico, passed away Friday. She was an English teacher at Perry Central School. She is the wife of Martin J. Coates of Dansville; mother of Nathan and Jessica Coates at home; daughter of Hadwen (Marion) Hinman of Mexico, NY; sister of Karlene Marks of Mexico and Rev. Kevin (Carol) Hinman of Chesapeake, VA; Kandy is also survived by her mother-in-law, Dora Coates of Lakeville, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy McFee Hinman. Calling Hours: Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sparta Center United Methodist Church. A memorial service will also be held at Mexico United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Perry High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Martin Coates, 9642 McWhorter Rd., Dansville, NY 14437; Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510; or PanCAN, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.

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GREENWAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 26, 2005

John Greenway September 25, 2005

John Greenway, 90, of Mexico, NY, died at his home. He was born in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Greenway retired in 1980 after 28 years of employment as a foreman in the machine shop for Sealright Co., Fulton. He was previously employed with the Gunworks, Fulton. Mr. Greenway was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII from 1940 to 1942. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Greenway of Mexico; his children, Hugh Greenway and Kathryn Rose, both of Mexico; his sister, Beulah Pedersen of Canandaigua, NY; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Services: Private. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Mexico Village Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton, has care of arrangements.

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GUERNSEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 4, 2005

Michael E. Guernsey November 2, 2005

Michael E. Guernsey, age 43, died suddenly at his home in Mexico, NY on November 2, 2005. He was the son of Beverly McFee and the late, Floyd A. Guernsey. He attended Oswego High School and after high school joined the US Air Force serving in the US and England. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he worked for many years as a carpenter and was a proud member of Local #747.

Surviving: devoted wife, Lorie Whaley Guernsey; mother, Beverly McFee of Oswego; two daughters, Dawn Gilbert, New Haven, Wendy Jo Guernsey, Arizona; two sons, Mike Elmer, Mexico, Kenney Guernsey, Arizona; sister, Linda Williamson, Altmar; brother, Larry Guernsey, North Carolina; several nieces, nephews and many dear and close friends.

He was well-loved and will be terribly missed.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Monday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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BOUCHARD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 9, 2005

Rose Marie (Clohosey) Bouchard December 8, 2005

Rose Marie (Clohosey) Bouchard, 71, of Parish, NY, died Thursday. She was a lifelong resident of Oswego County. She was a former employee of Prestolite in Syracuse and a retiree of Miller Brewing Company of Fulton. Predeceased by husband of 32 years, Roger L. Bouchard who died in 1986 and two sisters, Nona Pearson and Diana Mizener.

Survivors: Four daughters, Debra Reigle, Greenwood, SC, Denise Ackerman, Altmar, NY, Darlene Shoults, Fulton, NY; Theresa Vincent, Savannah, GA; three sons, Gregory, Helena, MT, Edward, Pulaski, Dana, Pulaski; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Salley, Mary Christenson both of Phoenix, Arizona.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

In lieu flowers contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or McFee Ambulance Corps.

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CROSWAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 15, 2006

Glenn A. Crosway January 13, 2006

Glenn A. Crosway, 74, of Mexico, NY, died Friday. He was a biology teacher at Mexico Academy Central School. He was a 40-year member of the Mexico Lions Club, a member of the Palermo Grange, Knights of Columbus and St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife Jeanette; daughter Lisa Bosco, Mexico; two grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Mexico. Burial: Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling Hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions: Mexico Lions Club or Mexico High School Scholarship Fund.

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PRICE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 25, 2006

Helen M. Price January 23, 2006

Helen M. Price, 98, of Mexico, NY, died Monday. She was a life resident of Mexico. She owned and operated Prices Fruit Stand in Mexico. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon, 1979; one grandson, Shannon Walsh, 1997.

Survivors: Two daughters, Nancy (Gerald) Walsh, Syracuse, Mary (Dennis) Traux, Mexico; two sons, Charles Price, Mexico, James Price, Mexico; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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KING

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 10, 2006

Judith L. King February 6, 2006

Judith L. King, 65, of Mexico, NY, died Monday. Survivors: husband, Paul; two sons, David of Florida and Spencer of Buffalo; one daughter, Tammy M. King of Fulton; four grandchildren; brothers and sisters. Services: 11 a.m. Monday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring burial, Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour 10 to 11 a.m. Monday prior to the service.

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TEIFKE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 26, 2006

Thomas Henry Teifke February 24, 2006

Thomas Henry Teifke, 64, of Mexico, NY, passed away Friday, February 24, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Oswego, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving four years in the submarine service. He was a graduate of SUNY Oswego.

Tom served as a lieutenant on the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years. He then worked at the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant as superintendent of security until his retirement. Tom was an avid sportsman who had many varied interests, including boating, skiing and cycling, among others.

Tom is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 32 years, Nanette; his children: Nicole (Barry) Lane of Mexico; Christopher J. Teifke of South Royalton, VT; Thomas P. Teifke of Sarajevo, Bosnia; and Michael (Miriam) Teifke of Newcastle, PA; three grandchildren: Flynn, Taylor and Hannah; one sister, Patricia (Mark) Slosek; and one brother, Frederick Teifke.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, will be Monday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Contributions may be made to Rescue Mission, 120 Gifford St., Syracuse, NY 13202.

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SILL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 12, 2006

Virginia F. Sill March 7, 2006

Virginia F. Sill, of Crystal Lake, IL, died Tuesday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Crystal Lake. Virginia was born July 31, 1923, third of seven children to Fred and Dora Spafford of Oneonta, NY. She attended grade school in Mexico, NY, and at least one year of high school in Syracuse. At the beginning of the 1960s, Virginia worked at the Syracuse State School. In 1963 she married Bernard N. Sill of Syracuse, an employee of General Motors, and together they owned homes in North Syracuse, Phoenix and Parish, NY.

She also spent considerable time in the 1950s and 1960s at Sandy Pond, NY. With the passing of her husband in December 2001, she moved to Illinois to be with her son.

She is survived by her son, Robert F. Beltran of McHenry, IL; her brother, Robert E. Spafford of Syracuse; and her sister, Margaret Stilwell of Liverpool, NY; as well as her grandson, Robert D. Beltran of McHenry.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006, from Harter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. She will be laid to rest with her late husband in Mexico Cemetery.

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FORTIER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 29, 2006

James R. Fortier April 26, 2006

James R. Fortier, 79, of Mexico, NY died Wednesday at his home. He was born in Hawkesbury, Ontario Canada and lived in Mexico since 1948. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired in 1990 from the J.C. Penney Co. Mr. Fortier was a retired member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept. and a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church. He was past president of the Mexico Lions Club and a member of the Oswego Elks Club.

Surviving: wife of 55 years, the former Clara Tagliareni; sons, Charles (Suzanne) Fortier of Mexico, James of New York City, Michael (Roberta) Fortier of Oswego, and Joseph Fortier of Charlotte, NC; daughters, Jane (John) Beltrano of Mexico and Joan (Donald) Bosco of Cleveland, NY; grandchildren, Karin and Scott Parkhurst of Mexico, Chuck N. Fortier of Mexico, Michael Fortier of Oswego, Mark and Sean Loomis of Mexico; great-granddaughter, Autumn Mary Parkhurst of Mexico.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Private burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. There will be a reception at the Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept, Main St., Mexico, NY following the service at church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept., 3284 Main St., Mexico, NY or St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102 Oswego, NY 13126. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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SULLIVAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 4, 2006

Garry J. Sullivan May 28, 2006

Garry J. Sullivan, 72, of Mexico, NY, died May 28, 2006. He was a test engineer for General Electric and a Navy veteran.

Surviving are two sons, Michael and Garry Sullivan; one daughter, Kathleen Ann Curley; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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WATKINS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 13, 2006

Leonard James Watkins July 11, 2006

Leonard James Watkins, 84, of Mexico, died Tuesday at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Hastings, son of the late Carl and Neva Blankman Watkins. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was a master mechanic, working with Lamson Construction, and previously worked for Stone and Webster. He was a member of the Stone-Davis Post #384, the American Legion, Mexico, NY, the Edick Hamlink Post #369 VFW Mexico and Mexico Lodge #136 F&AM.

Surviving: wife of 58 years, the former Jessie M. Cross; two sons, Lennie (Jill) Watkins, Mexico, and John (Carol) Watkins, Mannsville; two daughters, Darlene (Richard) Buckley, Mexico, and Diana (Gary) Page, Mexico; one brother, Robert (Lou) Watkins, Mexico; one sister, Shirley Windey, Hastings; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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KING

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 16, 2006

Phyllis J. (Behm) King July 13, 2006

Phyllis J. (Behm) King, 60, of Mexico, NY, died Thursday. She was born in Kenmore, NY. She was a communicant of St. Anne’s Mother of Mary Catholic Church in Mexico. She worked for Oswego County BOCES as a bus driver and aide.

Surviving: one daughter, Sherry Valenzuela of Phoenix, AZ; three sons, David King of Mexico, Brian King of Minoa and Daren King of Syracuse; four grandchildren; her mother, Gertrude Behm of Hamburg, NY; two sisters, Barbara Behm of North Collins, NY, and Carol Busalachi of Buffalo; one brother, Michael Behm of West Seneca. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul, in 1952.

Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday from St. Anne’s Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washiington Ave., Mexico, NY.

MILDRED L. KELLY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 28, 2006

Mildred L. Kelly July 26, 2006

Mildred L. Kelly, 95, of Fulton, went to be with the Lord Wednesday. A native of Canastota, Mrs. Kelly had resided in Fulton most of her life and spent winter months in Salemburg, NC for many years. She retired in 1976 from Sealright Company in Fulton after 25 years. Mrs. Kelly was a member of the Fulton Alliance Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd D. Kelly, who died in 1999.

Surviving are two sons, Floyd Kelly, Jr. of Fulton and George (Elizabeth) Kelly of Salemburg, NC; two daughters, Barbara (Edwin) Lighthall of Mexico and Sandra (Ernest) Loveland of Fulton; one brother, Jason Yager of Fulton; two sisters, June Niver and Beverly Hudson both of Fulton; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Fulton Alliance Church, 1044 State Route 48, Fulton. Burial at Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. Calling hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Fulton Alliance Church Memorial Fund or to Mount Adnah Cemetery, 706 East Broadway, Fulton. Foster Funeral Home, Inc.

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BROWN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 30, 2006

Jeanne S. Brown July 27, 2006

Jeanne S. Brown, 79, a life resident of Mexico, NY, and previously of Fulton and New Haven, died Thursday at St. Luke’s Health Related Facility, Oswego, NY. She was president of the Patients’ Association at St. Luke’s and worked in the Patients’ Store at St. Luke’s. Her husband, Harold W. Brown, died in 1994.

Surviving are two sons, Bill (Susan) Shumway of Liverpool and Ralph Shumway of New Haven; three daughters, Sue (Leo) Acker of Fulton, Betty (Jim) Vinch of Hilton, NY, and Marcia (Rick) DeLong of Mexico; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Bonnie Shumway of Mexico; and two brothers, Bill (Jane) Shumway of New Bern, NC, and John (Sally) Shumway of W. Palm Beach, FL.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday from Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to St. Luke’s HRF, 299 East River Road, Oswego, NY 13126.

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FORTIER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 31, 2006

Charles Nicholas Fortier August 29, 2006

Charles Nicholas Fortier, 29, of Mexico, died Tuesday as a result of injuries occurred in a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Lenox. He was born in Syracuse ans was a life resident of Mexico. He was a member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept. and a communicant of St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church of Mexico.

Surviving: Parents, Charles E. and Suzanne Armstrong Fortier of Mexico; one sister, Karin (Scott) Parkhurst, Italy; one niece, Autumn; paternal grandmother, Clara Fortier, Mexico; Maternal grandparents, George and Bertha Armstrong, Central Square; godfather, Michael Fortier; several aunts, uncles, cousins.

A Celebration of Life Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Ann Mother of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. A time of Fellowship will be held after the services at the cemetery at the Mexico Fire Hall and all are welcome.

Contributions may be made to Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept.

Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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GILL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 28, 2006

George L. Gill, Jr. September 27, 2006

George L. Gill, Jr., 84, of Mexico, passed away peacefully Wednesday at his daughter’s home surrounded by his family. He was born in Mexico and was a lifelong resident of Mexico. Mr. Gill was a WWII Army Veteran from 1942 to 1946 with Searchlight and Securing. He was a retort operator for Grandma Brown’s Beans of Mexico for 34 years retiring in 1987. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Mexico and a former member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept. His wife, Leita W. Gill, died March 6, 2005.

Surviving: One daughter, Sandra (Terry) Dunn, Mexico; one granddaughter, Meegan Dunn, Mexico; three sisters, Ruth Greenway, Mexico, Irmalee Hillick, North Syracuse, Mary Brandon, Fulton; two brothers, Hugh Gill, Mexico, DeMilt Graves, Mexico; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial Services will follow at the Mexico Village Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

In remembrance of George those who wish to make contributions in lieu of flowers, may do so to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126, McFee Ambulance Corps. of Mexico or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept.

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FORBES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 11, 2006

John T. Forbes October 9, 2006

John T. Forbes, 81, of Mexico, passed away Monday as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born in Parish, NY, in 1924, the son of Alexander and Isabella Forbes. He attended Parish and Mexico schools. In 1946 he married Eleanor Cusack and they lived in Mexico until her death in 1994. He married Agnes Curling in 1997.

John owned and operated Forbes Mobil Station in Mexico for many years, and through that business, taught his children sound principles and solid work ethic that helped each of them to grow into successful adults. During much of that time John drove school bus for MACS and many adults will remember as children the smile of “Mr. Forbes” when he picked them up for school in the morning. John finished his work career as District Transportation Supervisor in 1989.

Many will remember buying their Christmas tree from John, a business he cultivated for over 40 years. Every year was a Forbes family event as the entire clan went into the woods on the day after Thanksgiving to harvest as many as 600 Christmas trees. John enjoyed seeing his children and grandchildren working side by side, in sunshine, cold rain, or snow, to accomplish this task. He worked hard to make sure everyone had a perfect tree for Christmas.

John was devoted to serving his community through 60 years in the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department. He served in many positions in the company including two terms as Chief and Parade Announcer. He was very proud of the fact that his son, Don, and his grandsons, John, Ben and Todd, followed in his footsteps as volunteer firemen. John was a past master of the Masonic Lodge in Mexico. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and served on many committees.

John enjoyed his golf leagues and his golfing buddies. He played this past summer though he complained he couldn’t hit them as far as he used to.

John became a regular entertainer at many banquets and parties as he was always ready with a few jokes. He always wanted to make people laugh. He went through life with few complaints, worked hard, loved his family, and always had a joke or a story that would bring a smile.

John is survived by his wife, Agnes, and his five children and their spouses, David and Sue in Clinton, NY, Sandy and Rodger Loomis in Palermo, Don and Darlys in Mexico, Diane and Mark Preston in Fairport, NY, and Patty and Dan VanVleck in Hilton, NY; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Forbes and George Forbes; and one sister, Isabell Carr-Ukrainec.

Calling hours will be Friday, October 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Street, Mexico. The funeral will be held Saturday, October 14, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be held 6:30 Friday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept., McFee Ambulance or the Parkinson Research Fund.

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ROSE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 14, 2006

Ruth Lina Gannett Taylor Norton Rose October 12, 2006

Ruth Lina Gannett Taylor Norton Rose, 96, of Liverpool, formerly of Mexico, died Thursday. She was an elementary teacher in various area schools and was one of the 1st members of the MACS Hall of Fame.

Surviving: One daughter, Kathleen Detor, Mexico; one son, David (Linda) Norton, Athens, PA; 10 grandchildren, Theresa (Samp) Tatum, Sr., Lawton, OK, Douglas (JoAnn) Detor, Palm Bay, FL, Donna (Tony) Vesta, Mexico, Darrell Detor, Orlando, FL, Duane Detor, Mexico, NY, Matthew Norton, Athens, PA, Aaron Norton, Athens, PA, LeAnn Brown, Robert Taylor and Mark Taylor, all of Birmingham, Alabama.

Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

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NEELY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 26, 2006

Linda (Kugler) Neely October 21, 2006

Linda Neely found peace on Saturday when she went to be with the Lord. She was a devoted mother to her two children and close friend to many. Linda was employed by New Life Adoption where she delighted in bringing families together by uniting Chinese babies with local families. Linda attended St. Paul’s Methodist Church where she thoroughly enjoyed teaching her Sunday School class. She was an avid gardener and found great joy in her flower gardens. Linda was a 1979 graduate of Mexico Academy where she was very active in student government.

Linda is predeceased by her mother, the late Nancy Lathrop Kugler, and brother, Sean Finney Kugler.

She is survived by son, Henry, and daughter, Nancy; father, Philip C. (Flora) Kugler of Mexico; sister, Eileen (Mark) Bradish of Volney; four brothers, David Kugler of Forest City, PA, Philip M. (Debbie) Kugler of Erieville, Adam (Tracie) Kugler of East Syracuse, Patrick (Sara) Kugler of Mexico; brother-in-law, Gerald (Cindy) Neely of Syracuse; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be Saturday, 10 a.m., in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 2200 Valley Drive, Syracuse. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 4612 S. Salina Street, Syracuse.

A scholarship fund has been set up for Linda’s children. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Linda Neely Memorial Fund in care of any HSBC Bank branch. Please light a candle in memory of Linda at www.ballweg-lunsford.com

SAWYER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 4, 2006

Bea Kay “BK” Sawyer October 31, 2006

Bea Kay “BK” Sawyer, 53, of Maryland, died October 31, 2006, at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland. She was a deli clerk at Grauli in Maryland. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, computers, reading, painting, Desktop Publishing, photography.

Surviving: husband, Ronald Sawyer; daughter, Christy Davis, Battle Creek, MI; one brother, David Frame, Kalamazoo, MI; two sisters, Roberta Thompson, Kalamazoo, MI, Hulda Gruenewald, Kalamazoo, MI; four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Contributions to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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LONGHWAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 28, 2006

Alexander J. Longhway, Jr. November 26, 2006

Alexander J. Longhway, Jr., 77, of Mexico, died Sunday at his home. He was born in Oswego. He was a truck driver for Lakshore Trucking and retired from UPS in 1984. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member and past Commander of Edick-Hamlin #369 VFW Mexico and he was presently the Bar Steward. He was past Oswego County VFW Commander. He was a member of Parish Hastings American Legion and the Cooties. He was a member of the Cooties and the Mexico Lions Club. He was a member of Brewerton Christian Church.

Surviving: Four daughters, Janet (Dennis) Phipps-Frank, Mexico, Kathie (Sam) Parmelee, Sterling, Brenda Longhway, Houston, TX, Kelly (Fred) Greenleaf, Oswego; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by two son, Alexander, III, 1970 and Timothy in 1996.

Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling Hours: Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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STOCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 7, 2006

Madora E. Stock December 5, 2006

Madora E. Stock, 100, of Pulaski, died Tuesday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home, Oswego, NY. She was a cook and waitress in various restaurants in Oswego County. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold.

Surviving: one daughter, Lillian Murray, Pulaski; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight great-great- grandchildren.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

SELDEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 16, 2006

Rita T. Selden December 12, 2006

Rita T. Selden, 88, of Borden, Indiana, formerly of Mexico, NY, died Tuesday in Indiana. She was a member of the Mexico Senior Citizens and a volunteer at the Mexico Public Library. She was an avid Bingo Player. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph, Sr.

Surviving: One son, Ralph (Bonnie) Selden, Borden, IN; one daughter, Arlene (Jerry) Miller, Mexico; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday from the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial: Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Prior to the service at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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ROLAND DEAN STOCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 25, 2006

Roland Dean Stock December 23, 2006

Roland Dean Stock, 93, of Mexico, died Saturday at St. Luke’s Health Facility, Oswego, NY. He was a factory worker at Chrysler, retiring in 1979. He was a WWII Air Force veteran. His wife, Doris, died in 2003.

Surviving: a son, Gary Stock of Maryland; four grandchildren, Lisa Spencer, Gary Stock, Theresa Stock and Stephanie Stock; and three great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour will be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

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HOUSTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 28, 2006

Wilson W. “Scotty” Houston December 25, 2006

Wilson W. “Scotty” Houston, 71, of Central Square, died Dec. 25, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Scotland and was a member of the British Army. He was a member of the Colosse Baptist Church. He was a construction worker for Syracuse Utilities in Brewerton. He also worked at Wal-Mart in Central Square.

Survivors: his wife, the former Jean Hood; two sons, Alexander Houston of Delaware and Douglas Houston of Central Square; four grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald and Kenneth Houston, both of Scotland; one sister, Dorothy Cairns of Scotland.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday from the Colosse Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Harter Funeral Home, 2983 W. Main St., Parish, NY.

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BURROWS-WEISENBURGER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 1, 2007

Margaret E. Burrows-Weisenburger December 31, 2006

Margaret E. Burrows- Weisenburger, 91, of Mexico, NY, died Sunday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home in Oswego. She was a custodian at Mexico Academy Central School. She was a former member of the Rebekahs and of the Mexico/Palermo Grange. She was predeceased by her first husband, Eugene Burrows; by her second husband, Lawrence Weisenburger; and by two sons, John and Charles Burrows.

Surviving are one son, Richard Burrows; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Everett, James and Willard Huggins; and two sisters, Nellie and Judy.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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KOENIG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 2, 2007

Alma M. Koenig December 28, 2006

Alma M. Koenig, 87, of Hyde Park, NY, formerly of Mexico, NY, died December 28, 2006, at Hyde Park Nursing Home. She formerly worked at General Electric of Syracuse. She was known for her sewing and baking. Her husband, Lawrence, died in 1970.

Survivors: one son, David (Liz) Koenig of North Chatham, NY, and two grandsons, Michael and Alex Cabrera.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Private burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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BUCKLEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 17, 2007

Virginia E. Buckley January 16, 2007

Virginia E. Buckley, 87, of Mexico, died Tuesday at the Syracuse Home in Baldwinsville. She retired in 1984 from the Syracuse Stamp Co. She was a communicant of St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Her husband, Alexander J. Buckley, died November 14, 2003.

Surviving: three sons, Anson of Liverpool, A. Ronald of Mexico and Richard of Mexico; one daughter, Barbara Plunkett of Amherst; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, John Velasco of Liverpool.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday from St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico.

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DUNN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 23, 2007

Jean Dunn January 20, 2007

Jean Dunn, 82, of Mexico, NY, died Saturday at St. Luke’s of Oswego, NY. She was born in Clay, NY, daughter of the late Raleigh and Edith Harke. She worked at Sealright in Fulton. Her husband, Herbert B. Dunn, died February 5, 2005. Surviving: four daughters, Sharon (Gary) Dominicos of Syracuse, Joyce (Charles) Parkhurst of Fulton, Gail (Gary) Hurlbut of Mexico, Marlea (David) Munger of Mexico; one son, Larry (Suzanne) Dunn of Mexico; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Raleigh Harke of Matthews, NC; one sister, Helen McGrail of N. Syracuse.

Funeral services 7 p.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial wil be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday prior to the services at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Ave., Mexico, NY.

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HILLICK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 2, 2007

Hugh Q. Hillick January 30, 2007

Hugh Q. Hillick, 88, passed away Tuesday. He was born in Syracuse and lived in North Syracuse for over 50 years. Mr. Hillick was a veteran of WWII, serving from 1940 to 1941 in the U.S. Army’s 174th Infantry Regiment and from 1941 to 1945 in various units of the U.S. Army Air Force in the U.S. and with the 8th Air Force in England. He was called to service with the first group from Oswego County in 1940. His unit marched in President Roosevelt’s second inauguration. He was recalled to active service during Korea and served with the Air Force in Japan. He was a meat cutter for over 25 years and a union steward for UFCW Local 1. Mr. Hillick was a member of DAV Chapter 30 and of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: his wife of 60 years, Irmalee (Gill) Hillick; son, Robert and wife Mary of Whitesboro; son, Richard of North Syracuse; grandchildren, Sarah of Boston and James of Whitesboro; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, W. Kenneth and Donald.

Memorial Service: Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Park Street, Syracuse Burial will be in the spring at Mexico Village Cemetery. In remembrance of Hugh, those who wish may make contributions to Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the SPCA. Arrangements: Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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GOLDYCH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 21, 2007

Peter Y. Goldych February 18, 2007

Peter Y. Goldych, 84, of North Syracuse, died Sunday, Feb. 18, at his home. He was born in Olyphant, PA, and lived in Mexico, NY, for many years before moving to North Syracuse. He worked for the Easy Washer Co. for 18 years and then went on to work for the Nestle’s Chocolate Co. where he worked for 24 years as a millwright, retiring in 1986. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, was a member of the Holy Name Society and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 369 in Mexico, NY, and past Oswego County Commander. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 1269 in North Syracuse. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps, was active with the Cub Scouts Pack 150 and the Liverpool Adult Education Dance Club.

Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Helen; a son, Peter S. (Marguerite) Goldych of Jackson, NJ; three daughters, Patricia (Mario John) Guasconi of Lisbon, NY, Jane (Betty) Goldych of Rome, NY, Kymi Terese (David) Wicker of Syracuse; a sister, Katherine (Peter) Feak of Seminole, FL; two brothers, Samuel Goldych and Paul (Marylou) Goldych, both of St. Petersburg, FL; five granddaughters, Tatiana, Gabriela, Tracy, Michelle and Beth.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday from the MACKO- VASSALLO FUNERAL HOME and 10 a.m. in the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church where a Divine Liturgy for the deceased will be celebrated. Spring burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 1609 W. Genesee St. The Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary at 6 p.m. and the Panakhyda Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of CNY or to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church Improvement Fund. MACKO-VASSALLO FUNERAL HOME

BEESLEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 1, 2007

Leone M. Beesley February 27, 2007

Mrs. Leone M. Beesley, 92, passed away at Oswego Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 27, of complications from a massive stroke on Jan. 26, 2007. She was born Feb. 5, 1915, in Syracuse, NY. Her parents were the late Charles Graves and Mildred (Tickner) Graves. She was a 1934 graduate of Mexico Academy. She was married to Frederick W. Beesley in 1939 at the First Baptist Church of Mexico, of which she was a member since 1929. She was a nurse’s aide at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, NY, for 25 years, retiring in 1977.

Surviving: husband, Frederick W. Beesley; one brother, DeMilt R. Graves of Mexico.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday from the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY, with Reverend William O’Neil officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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EMERY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 6, 2007

Mickey Emery March 3, 2007

Mickey Emery, 49, of Mexico, NY, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at University Hospital, Syracuse following a brief illness.

Mickey was born in Syracuse and graduated from Westhill High School in 1975. Mickey chose to follow her mother’s career of nursing and graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1978 as her class Valedictorian.

Mickey spent the next 21 years as a Labor and Delivery nurse at St. Joseph’s Health Center, Syracuse, earning the love and respect from staff and patients.

Mickey is survived by her loving family: husband, Jim, of 18 years; children, John and Elizabeth; parents, Edward and Frances Gocek of Syracuse; brother, Edward (Joanne) of Syracuse; and sister, Mary (Kevin) Short of Naples, Florida; grandmother, Bertha (Lena) Domachowski of Mattydale; mother-in-law, Lucy Emery of Mexico and several aunts and uncles.

Mickey enjoyed gardening in her flower garden, a love acquired from her grandmother, Lena.

Mickey served as a trustee for the Mexico Public Library and was an active volunteer for the Mexico Elementary School and Mexico Middle School as well as boy Scout Troop 825 and Girl Scout Troop 675 of Mexico.

The pride of Mickey’s life was her family evidenced by her children, John and Elizabeth.

Though battling a series of illnesses since 1999, she was determined to be the best wife, mom, daughter, sibling, friend, and valued member of the community as possible. On all accounts, she succeeded. She was a ray of light for anyone that knew her and will be sorely missed.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday from St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours were Monday.

Arrangements in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

Donations may be made to the Mcfee Volunteer Ambulance and the Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept.

WASILEWSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 10, 2007

John F. Wasilewski April 6, 2007

John F. Wasilewski, 58, of Mexico, died unexpectedly at home Friday.

He was a member of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local #175 for over 35 years.

He served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve.

Survivors include his mother, Bernice (Ferdyn) Wasilewski; a daughter, Teresa Wasilewski; two sons, Matthew and Antony; one sister, Michelle Cravetz; one brother, Michael Wasilewski; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.

Contributions in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Antony Wasilewski Scholarship Fund c/o Pathfinder Bank, 3361 Main Street, Mexico, NY 13114.

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DRUCE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 12, 2007

Russell L. Druce April 11, 2007

Russell L. Druce, 66, of Camillus, died Wednesday at Van Duyn Home & Hospital after a long illness. Born in Clifford, he lived in Camillus since 1968. Russell was a graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School. He received a B.S. degree from the State University College at Oswego and a master’s degree from Cornell University. He was a chemistry teacher at West Genesee High School for 28 years, retiring in 1996. Russell was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. An active volunteer at Community- General Hospital, he also was a member of the Top Hats Dance Club, Onondaga Yacht Club and Links at Sunset Ridge Golf Club. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, small engine repair, genealogy and times spent with family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Ivan Sr. and Eudora Huetson Druce, and brother, Ronald.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Helen Badger; daughters, Kathleen D. Halloran of Southborough, MA, and Karen L. Druce of Chestnut Hill, MA; son, Michael R. Druce of Camillus; sister, Lila M. Young of Sandy Pond; brothers, Ivan (Betty) Druce Jr. of Kissimmee, FL, and William (Frances) Druce of Palermo; grandchildren, Michael, Kelsey and Colleen Halloran, and Samantha and Nicole Druce; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Van Duyn for their care and support.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Immanuel United Methodist Church. Friends may call Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to Immanuel United Methodist Church, 303 Kasson Rd., Camillus, NY 13031; or to the Volunteer Office at Community-General Hospital, 4900 Broad Rd., Syracuse, NY 13215.

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LAVOIE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 15, 2007

Raymond E. Lavoie Jr. April 12, 2007

Raymond E. Lavoie Jr., 86, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on August 15, 1920. Raymond was a graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School and attended Syracuse University. He lived the majority of his life in Mexico, New York.

He had a distinguished military record, serving in the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot and captain during World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and Bronze Medal. He served in Burma, where he recorded a significant number of hours flying the Hump. Raymond was an accomplished pilot, achieving status as a “5P” pilot that recognized his skills in being able to fly a wide array of aircraft. At the immediate conclusion of the war, he was selected to fly a contingent of seven war correspondents in a specially fitted Flying Fortress to numerous sites across Europe and North Africa.

Following military service Raymond began a long and highly successful career in both banking and insurance. As president of the First National Bank of Mexico, New York, he opened branch offices in New Haven, New York and Fulton, New York. After a bank merger with the National Bank of Northern New York, he became a board of directors member of the National Bank, which eventually merged with KeyCorp and Key Trust. As an active board member, he was instrumental in the expansion of KeyCorp Bank across the United States.

Raymond was a devoted and adoring husband of 55 years to his beloved wife, Ann, and will be remembered as the most kind and generous father and grandfather.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and world traveler.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years, Ann, and is survived by his five children, Linda (John) Unger, Raymond E. Lavoie III, James Lavoie (Barbara), Nanette Teifke and Jacqueline Lavoie; eight grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, April 15, at the Harter Funeral Home on 9 Washington Avenue in Mexico, New York, from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday, April 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Anne Mother of Mary Church, Main Street, Mexico, New York. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, New York.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Feed the Children, 333 N. Meridian Avenue, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.

SHERMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 15, 2007

Theresa V. Barnes Sherman April 8, 2007

Theresa V. Barnes Sherman, 93, of Liverpool, died April 8, 2007. Theresa was born in Palermo, NY. She retired from General Electric. She was a member of the Liverpool Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Onondaga Star Chapter OES #144. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Sherman. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Irene Barnes of Mexico, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m. in the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contributions may be made to a favorite charity of your choice.

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KELLOGG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 17, 2007

Frances “Pat” Kellogg April 15, 2007

Frances “Pat” Kellogg passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2007. Pat was the daughter of Reatha and Fred Felt of Mexico, New York, and the wife of the late Fred Kellogg. Frances was always called Pat, and was Aunt Pat to many in her community.

She graduated from the Mexico Academy, House of Good Shepherd School of Nursing and Syracuse University. Pat was a lifelong resident of Mexico, New York. She and Fred Kellogg were married in 1935, and bought their home on Washington Avenue where she was a resident for 70 years.

She enlisted in the United States Army during World War II where she served for two years as an Army nurse. She served until the end of the war when she was discharged as a First Lieutenant.

After Pat’s husband passed, she taught nursing arts at BOCES for 17 years. Upon retirement, Pat traveled extensively throughout the world.

Pat shared her nursing skills with the community throughout the years. She was active in, and the oldest member of, the First United Methodist Church. Pat was also a member of the Mexico American Legion #384.

Pat was predeceased by her parents, Reatha and Fred Felt; her husband, Fred Kellogg; two infant sons, Thomas and Lawrence; siblings, Corleen Felt Collin, and brothers, Lawrence, Carl and Harley Felt.

Pat is survived by her lifelong friend and sister-in-law, Jeanette Kellogg Backus; nephew, Jim Collin, his wife Doreen; nieces, Brenda Backus Hotchkiss, her husband Jim Hotchkiss and Judith Backus, Joan Kellogg Hadcock (Donald), Donald Case (Marilyn), M.J. Felt Van Sickle (Smitty), Joe Felt, Fred Felt, Jo Anne Felt Woods, Larry Felt (Muriel), Bobby Felt (Mary Ann), Shirley Felt Reale (Bob), Madelaine Felt Maichak (Wayne); several grandnieces and nephews; and several great-grandnieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 4372 Church Street, PO Box 255, Mexico, NY 13114.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from the First United Methodist Church of Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY

STEVENSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 29, 2007

Eugene M. Stevenson April 28, 2007

Eugene M. Stevenson, 53, of Mexico, NY, died Saturday at Oswego Hospital. He was born in Fulton. He was a driver for Sunnycrest Vault Co. of Mexico. He was predeceased by a brother, Bruce, in 1995; his mother, Pauline, in 1997; and his father, Mervin, in 2001.

Surviving: three brothers, Douglas (Wanda), Harlan (Nancy) and Alan (JoAnne), all of Mexico, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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VINCENT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 10, 2007

Morris L. Vincent May 9, 2007

Morris L. Vincent, 81, of Fulton, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at home. Born in Watertown, he lived in Mexico prior to purchasing a winter home in Port St. Lucie, FL 20 years ago. During that time, he had returned to Fulton for the summer months. Morris was a machine operator for Carrier Corp. in Syracuse for 38 years retiring in 1985. He was a WWII Navy Veteran serving on the USS Evans in the south pacific. Morris was a life member and past commander of the Mexico VFW Post #369. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary in 1998; and is survived by two daughters, Marie Avery and Marcia Birdsell, both of Fulton; two sons, Morris “Larry” of Williamstown and Michael of Port St. Lucie, FL; 10 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren; three brothers, Eugene of Horseheads, Harold and Robert, both of Watertown; and one sister, Janet Heim of Watertown.

Calling Hours will be Friday, May 11, 2007 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the WATSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 631 S. Main St., Central Square. A graveside service with military honors will be Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico.

Contributions may be made to Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.

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LAW

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 14, 2007

MaryEllen Law May 11, 2007

MaryEllen Law, 6l, of Mexico, NY, died Friday at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY.

She was a teacher assistant at Oswego County BOCES for over 30 years. Her life passion was working with handicapped children and children with emotional needs.

Surviving: husband, Rodney; two sons, Rodney (Wendy) Law II of Sanibel Island, FL, and Brett James (Suzanne) Law of Mexico, NY; one daughter, MaryKatherine (Allen) Rose of Mexico, NY; four grandchildren, Amber, Paige, Cody and Kendra; stepmother, Betty Young of Myrtle Beach, SC; one sister, Kilnore Godin of Tupper Lake, NY; and one brother, David Young of Illinois.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY

CLEVELAND

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 27, 2007

Beatrice D. Cleveland May 25, 2007

Beatrice D. Cleveland, 94, of Mexico, NY, passed away on May 25, 2007. Beatrice retired from the cafeteria staff at Mexico Academy Central School. She was a communicant of Mexico United Methodist Church and a lifelong member of Rebekah Silvercrest Lodge #229 of Mexico.

Survivors include a son, Robert L. Pope of Clay; a brother, Grant Harper of Canada; two grandchildren, Melissa and Scott; three great-grandchildren; and several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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JOHNSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 5, 2007

Vera W. Johnson June 3, 2007

Vera W. Johnson, 98, of 1699 County Route 45, Fulton, NY, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at the Pontiac Nursing Facility in Oswego, New York where she had been a patient since March of this year. She was the daughter of Alonzo and Libby Williams. She attended Mexico Academy and Central School.

On May 5, 1930, she married Franklin Johnson in Mexico, New York. He predeceased her in June 1977. Vera is survived by two daughters, Virginia Chubb and her husband, Lee, of Palermo, New York and Dorothy Thompson, and her husband, Wayne, of Bainbridge, New York; four grandchildren, Cynthia Partrick, Central Square, NY, Lon Chubb and wife, Karen, of Springfield, MA, Sherry Thompson-Page, Unadilla, NY, and Timothy Thompson and wife, Kelly of Speculator, New York. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Addie and Samuel Partrick, Central Square, Kyle and Christina Chubb of MA, Katie and Michael Deck, Unadilla, NY, and Tia and Jenna Thompson, Speculator, NY. Vera was predeceased this past January by her twin sister, Verna Johnson of Central Square, NY. Vera and Verna were predeceased by six siblings, Francis Fenner, Irene Wright, Mildred Ruth, Vivian Grimshaw, Maurice Williams and Dorothy Williams. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Vera was an avid cook and seamstress and she spent many years working in the Mexico Academy and Central School Cafeteria as well as in the kitchen of a day-care center located at the United Methodist Church in Palermo. She spent many of her working years in local sewing factories and continued to use these talents by sewing, knitting, and crocheting for family and friends in her retirement years.

Vera was a member of the United Methodist Church of Palermo, New York and there are those who may remember the thousands of biscuits she made for the Chicken and Biscuit dinners they served.

Funeral Services will be 3 p.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be 1 to 3 p.m. in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Palermo United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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MIZGALA

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 13, 2007

Iva C. Mizgala February 21, 2007

Graveside Services for Iva C. Mizgala, who died February 21, 2007, will be 11 a.m., Friday at the Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements: Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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RUDE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 9, 2007

Robert T. Rude July 7, 2007

Robert T. Rude, 49, of Mexico, NY, died Saturday at Oswego Hospital. He was a custodian at APW High School.

Surviving: father, Kenneth Rude of Oswego; brother, Richard Rude of Florida; sister, Debra Blasczienski of North Carolina; caregivers, Jim and Sue Dana of Mexico; a great-aunt and great-uncle; a niece and nephew.

Funeral Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Ave., Mexico, NY 13114.

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MORTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 29, 2007

Evelyn J. Morton July 27, 2007

Evelyn J. Morton, 81, of Mexico, NY, died on Friday. Evelyn was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and birdwatching and was also an avid Jeff Gordon NASCAR fan.

Survivors include a son, Richard (Frances) Morton; two daughters, Cynthia (Donald) Babcock and Deborah (Bud) Lockwood; two brothers, Malcolm Weaver and Robert Weaver; four sisters, Marjorie Bailey, Bethel Kimball, Helen Adams and Connie Regala; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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BENESCH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 30, 2007

George Benesch July 28, 2007

George Benesch, 60, of Oswego, died on Saturday. George was born in Bavaria, Germany. He attended Most Holy Rosary Catholic School in Syracuse and graduated from Mexico Academy High School. He was in the U.S. Air Force. George was employed with the village of Mexico Water Department and retired from the Red Creek School District. He was a past member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include a daughter, Marie Scott; his mother, Anna Benesch; two brothers, David and Joseph Benesch; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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BERRY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 30, 2007

Evelyn Berry August 28, 2007

Evelyn Berry 82, of Oswego, NY died Tuesday at St. Luke’s Health Care facility in Oswego.

Survivors: two daughters Barbara (Peter) Martin, of Mexico and Joan (Robert) Galbicsek, of Florida; one grandson, Bryan Martin, of Mexico; one granddaughter, Carol Galbicsek, of Florida.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY

THOMPSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 5, 2007

Grace L. Thompson October 3, 2007

Grace L. Thompson, 81, of Fulton, died October 3, 2007. She was born March 12, 1926, in Mexico to the late Jesse and Grace Wilmot Moot. Grace retired from Sealright Company after 46 years of service. She was a member of the Fulton Elks Lodge #830 Ladies Auxiliary, MIA-Central Square Senior Citizens and Central Square Senior Citizens of Hasting. Grace enjoyed cooking and crocheting. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard W. Thompson, who died March 15, 2005; son, Edgar “Spike” LaDuke; grandson, Jeffrey LaDuke; and seven siblings. Grace is survived by her daughter, Gracia Thompson of Fulton; daughter-in-law, Anne LaDuke of Mexico; two grandchildren, MaryAnne (Dennis) LaPage and Michael (Cheryl) LaDuke both of Mexico; four great-grandchildren, Michael LaDuke, Erica, Dillon and Derrick LaPage; niece, Crissy Warner of Camillus.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (today) at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to B.P.O.E. Lodge #830 Ladies Auxiliary, 57 Pierce Drive, Fulton, NY 13069. Foster Funeral Home, Inc. www.fosterfuneralhome.com

BACKUS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 16, 2007

Reginald Dart Backus October 12, 2007

Reginald Dart Backus, 95, formerly of Mexico, NY, died peacefully on October 12, 2007, at the home of his daughter in Syracuse, NY, where he had recently resided. He was born and raised in Mexico, NY. He attended and graduated from Mexico Academy. He worked for GLF (Agway) for a few years in different locations throughout the state, returning to Mexico in 1945 to work with his brothers, Austin and Jay Backus, at Mexico Lumber and Coal. He bought his own business in the late 50’s, Mexico Feed and Supply.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Thelma, in 1969.

Surviving: wife of 37 years, Wava Backus; one daughter, Roxann (Ed) Fintel of Syracuse; two sons, Justin Backus of Kemmerling, Colorado, and David (Ellen) Backus of Mesa, Arizona; one stepdaughter, Donna Sweet; one stepson, Ronald Watson; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2007, at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 990 7th North St., Liverpool, NY 13088.

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NICHOLS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 28, 2007

Frances I. Nichols October 25, 2007

Frances I. Nichols, 101, life resident of Pulaski, died Thursday at her home.

She was born July 20, 1906, at 889 Tinker Tavern Road, Pulaski, daughter of Lewis and Gertrude Reese Nichols, and resided in the same home for the duration of her life.

She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1927, Pulaski Teachers Training Class in 1928 and Oswego State Teachers College in 1932. She taught at rural schools in the Pulaski district and at Pulaski Elementary School, retiring in June 1971 after 43 years.

Frances was a member of Fernwood United Methodist Church, NYS Retired Teachers Association and Oswego County Retired Teachers Association. She was predeceased by one sister, Alice Nichols, on November 15, 1996.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico. Arrangements by Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

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GRIFFIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 13, 2007

Beverly Ann Willis Griffin November 11, 2007

Beverly Ann Willis Griffin of Mexico, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2007. She was born in Mexico to Earl and Carmen Willis. Beverly graduated from Mexico Academy. She left Mexico to work in Rochester until she married Lawrence E. Griffin who predeceased her in 1991. She moved back to the Mexico area working for Farm Credit Services in Mexico until her retirement. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary of Mexico.

Surviving: one son, Craig (Stacy) Griffin, Liverpool; four grandchildren, Brian Griffin, Mexico, Kristin (Christopher) Miller, Fort Bragg, NC, Kali Ruel, Liverpool, Connor Griffin, Liverpool; two great-grandchildren, Brett Griffin and Morgan Miller; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, 11 a.m. from the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept. or McFee Ambulance Corps.

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VANPATTEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 13, 2007

Marguerite H. Van Patten November 11, 2007

Marguerite H. Van Patten, 66, of Mexico, died Sunday at her home. She was a nursery school teacher at Kids in Maple View, NY. She was a communicant of St. Ann Mother of Mary of Mexico, NY.

Surviving: husband of 44 years, William Van Patten; one daughter, Debra (Joseph Doty) Van Patten, Fulton; one son, Christopher (Kimberly) Van Patten, Mexico; two grandchildren, Joshua and Ashley; two sisters, Diana (Thomas) O’Neil, North Syracuse, Nancy (Frank) Bombardo, Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10 a.m. from St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions: Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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VALLEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 22, 2008

Mabel Rude Valley February 20, 2008

Mabel Rude Valley, 88, of Mexico, NY, died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital.

She sold Stanley Home Products and was a waitress at many area restaurants.

She married James K. Valley on October 12, 1940.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, James K. Valley of Pulaski; a son, John D. (Geneva) Valley of King, NC; a daughter, Julie D. (Fred) Snyder of Pulaski; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Rude of Mexico; and several grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours at the funeral home will be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service.

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MARSDEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 29, 2008

Charles G. Marsden February 27, 2008

Charles G. Marsden, 80, of Mexico, NY, died Wednesday. He was born in Maple View. He was employed with the New York State Department of Transportation in Mexico. He was also a farmer. His wife, Virginia, died in 1991.

Surviving: two daughters, Patricia (Robert) Lawrence of Mexico and Cynthia (Frank Freebern) Marsden of Fulton; five grandchildren, Cheryl (Michael) LaDuke, Wendy (Jeff) Anderson, Kristi (Kristoffer) Killam, Frank (Nicole) Freebern Jr. and Ashley (Shawn) Freebern; four grandchildren, Michael LaDuke, Victoria Windey, Olivia Killam and Austin Freebern; his faithful companion, Homer; and three sisters, Laura Hall of Pulaski, Linnea Coffeen of Watertown, Helen Corwin of Florida.

Funeral Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY. Spring Burial: Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling Hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service.

Contributions: Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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GILL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 27, 2008

Hugh A. (Tree) Gill March 26, 2008

Hugh A. (Tree) Gill, 84, of Mexico, NY passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at his home. Hugh served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He was a 60-year member of the Edick-Hamlink Post #369 VFW Mexico, NY. Hugh was retired from and a 60-year continuous member of teamsters Local #317, Syracuse, NY. He also retired from the town of Mexico Highway Dept.

Surviving his wife of 55 years the former Marian Parsons; one son, James H. Gill of Oswego; one daughter, Joann M. Gill of Mexico; two grandchildren, Amy and Steven Gill of Oswego; two great-grandchildren, Haley and Emma; two sisters, Ruth Greenway of Mexico and Irma Lee Hillick of North Syracuse; one brother DeMilt Graves of Mexico and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at a later date in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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VOSTRY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 3, 2008

Catherine L. “Lou” Vostry April 2, 2008

Catherine L. “Lou” Vostry, 77, of Mexico, died at the home of her son. She had previously worked for Montgomery Ward in Watertown, Cutuli’s IGA and Eddie’s Big M of Mexico. She was a bus aide for Oswego County BOCES. She was predeceased by her husband, Le Roy H. Vostry, who died July 23, 1999; one sister, Martha Finley; and two brothers, Roderick Gould and William Gould.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas L. (Sherry) Greer of Mexico, Roderick A. Greer of San Jose, California, and James G. Greer of Clay, NY; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and one sister, Betsy Hansen of Virginia.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Friday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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BACKUS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 17, 2008

Frances Trimble Backus April 15, 2008

Frances Trimble Backus, 85, of Mexico, passed away April 15, 2008. Born in Fulton, N.Y., she was the granddaughter of Gordon D. Trimble, who operated the Trimble Mills. Mrs. Backus graduated from Syracuse Secretarial School and attended Syracuse University. She had been a fashion model in New York City and was also a column writer for the Mexico Independent Newspapers. She was also a secretary to her husband, R. Charles Backus throughout his business career as a nationally known Holstein auctioneer. Frances was an ardent water skier, boat enthusiast and enjoyed entertaining. She was predeceased by her husband, R. Charles Backus in 2005.

Survivors include a brother- in-law and two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.

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HURLBUT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 25, 2008

Dorothy M. (Fox) Hurlbut April 23, 2008

Dorothy M. (Fox) Hurlbut, 90, of Mexico, died Wednesday at her home. She was born in Altmar, NY, daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Fox. She graduated from Mexico Academy. She worked for the phone company and was a secretary at Mexico Academy. She married Harold C. Hurlbut in 1943. Mr. Hurlbut died in 1993.

Dorothy was co-owner of Maple Help Stock Farm. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a member of the Victoria Chapter #205 O.E.S. and served as matron in 1966. She was a member of Mexico Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a member of the NYS Grange, NYS Farm Bureau, the Dairyman League Co- operative and the Auxiliary of the Gideons. She was a member of the Industrious Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Nancy (Carl) Luger, Alfred, NY, Geraldine (Cedric) Bannister, Turners Falls, MA, Betty Lou (Paul) Eddy, Averill Park, NY; four sons, Harold (Doanne) Hurlbut, Mexico, David Hurlbut, Mexico, Gary (Gail) Hurlbut, Mexico, James (Janette) Hurlbut, Mexico; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Mexico United Methodist Church.

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JACOBS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 29, 2008

Mary E. Bryant Jacobs April 27, 2008

Mary E. Bryant Jacobs, 85, of Mexico, died peacefully Sunday. She was the daughter of the late Luther and Emily Bryant. She was a secretary for General Electric. She was a lifetime member of the Victoria Chapter #205 OES, Mexico, NY. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are her husband of over 60 years, Robert S. Jacobs; two daughters, Mary M. (Robert) Matteson and Janice E. (Kenneth W.) Edwards; grandchildren, Meredith (Jamie) Comstock, Adam (Rachel) Matteson and Benjamin Edwards; four great-grandchildren, Koby, Hannah, Cassie and Hailey.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

There will be an Eastern Star service at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

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ALEXANDER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 3, 2008

Beulah E. (Guyette) Alexander May 1, 2008

Beulah E. (Guyette) Alexander, 89, of Oswego, NY, died Thursday at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY. She was an assembler for Cole Co. of California. Her husband, Frederick, died in 2005.

Surviving are two sisters, Eleanor Blunt of Oswego and Nancy Hopkins of Lycoming; four grandchildren, Robert Bucy, Ronald Bucy, Jack Bucy and Catherine Adato; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

A calling hour will be noon to 1 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Lycoming United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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VROOMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 18, 2008

Walter C. Vrooman May 16, 2008

Walter C. Vrooman, 91, life resident of Mexico, died Friday at his home. Born November 30, 1916, in Hammond, he was the son of Ray and Hazel Dake Vrooman. He owned and operated a farm from 1947 to 1992.

Surviving: his wife, Dorothy B.; one brother, Wendell “Pete” Norman Vrooman of Pulaski; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Mexico Village Cemetery. A calling hour will be noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, prior to the funeral service.

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FENNER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 18, 2008

James M. Fenner May 16, 2008

James M. Fenner, 49, of Liverpool, passed away Friday. He was a graduate of Liverpool High School and Morrisville College. James was a certified auto mechanic and an avid NASCAR fan. He served in the United States Army. He was predeceased by his father, Alvin G. Fenner, a former editor for The Post-Standard.

Surviving are his mother, Rosemary Fenner of Liverpool, and his brother, Andrew (Janet) Fenner of Camillus.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1001 Tulip St., Liverpool, with burial to follow in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., Liverpool.

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SMALARZ

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 21, 2008

Josephine M. Smalarz May 18, 2008

Josephine M. Smalarz, 87, passed away May 18, 2008 in Brandon, Florida. Born in Passaic, NJ on January 16, 1921, daughter of the late John and Aniela (Klecha) Milovicz. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley F. Smalarz; and son, John S. Smalarz.

Surviving: a daughter, Judith Jackson and son-in-law, Dr. Raymond Jackson of Bedford, PA; grandchildren, David Jackson and wife, Kelly, of Ohio, Jennifer Hauboldt and husband, Brady, of Florida, Jon Smalarz and fiancee, Nicole Chapman, of No. Syracuse; five great-grandchildren, Samuel and Kathryn Jackson, Max and Jackson Hauboldt and Chloe Smalarz; one sister, Mary McWilliams, Mexico, NY; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday, May 23, 2008, 4 to 7 p.m. from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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COLLINS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 26, 2008

Jeanne H. Collins June 22, 2008

Jeanne H. Collins, 89, of Houston, TX, formerly of the Mexico area, died Sunday at the home of her son in Houston. Her husband, James “Rip” Collins, died in 1970.

Surviving: one son, Randall Collins of Houston, TX; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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BISHMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 1, 2008

Edward R. Bishman

September 30, 2008

Edward R. Bishman, 84, of Parish, died Monday at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton, NY. He was a retired machinist for General Electric. He was a member of the New York Steam Engine Association, The Historical Construction Equipment Association, and the Flywheel and Pullies Club.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Grace Miller; two sons, Robert (Patty) Bishman of Mexico, NY, John (Nathalie) Bishman, of Southington, CT; two grandchildren, Jesse and Jordan.

Funeral Services will be 7 p.m. Thursday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New York Heart Center or the American Diabetes Association.

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O’BRIEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 12, 2008

Erma B. O’Brien

November 10, 2008

Erma B. O’Brien, 94, of Mexico, died Monday at the Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego, NY. She was a housekeeper and worked in a canning factory in Oneida. Her husband Charles, died in 1946.

Survivors: one daughter, Donna Bell of Syracuse; one son, Charles O’Brien of FL; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; three brothers, George Ladd of FL, Raymond Ladd of Liverpool, Donald Ladd, of Mexico; two sisters, Marion Wood of Mexico; Marguerite Ruzycki of Liverpool; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

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HAMMOND

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 13, 2008

Shane M. Hammond

November 11, 2008

Shane M. “Shaneomac” Hammond, 20, of Mexico, died Tuesday from injuries resulting from an auto accident in the town of New Haven. He was a 2007 graduate of Mexico Academy Central School and was a four-year member of the football team. He was employed at McDonald’s of Mexico.

Surviving: mother, Suzanne Hammond, Mexico; father, Harold Hammond, Jacksonville, FL; one sister, Shawna Hammond, Mexico; one brother, Joseph Shanahan, Mexico; one half-brother, Jamie Mattice, Syracuse; maternal grandmother, Patricia Ellis, E. Syracuse; paternal grandparents, Ann and George Reynolds, Syracuse; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by two grandfathers, Harold Hammond Sr. and Richard Shanahan.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday from the Lighthouse Mexico Church of God. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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IRWIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 3, 2008

Curtis E. Irwin

November 27, 2008

Curtis E. Irwin, 90, of Seneca Hill Manor, formerly of Mexico, died Thursday, November 27, 2008.

Born in Texas, NY, he resided in the Mexico area all his life.

He was employed as head maintenance director at the Manlius Military Academy; also he owned and operated Curtis E. Irwin Plumbing & Heating in Mexico. Later in life, he worked for the Metropolitan Water Board. He was a WWII Army veteran, serving in the European Theatre.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean, in 2002 and a son, Kenneth, in 2000.

He is survived by three sons, George (Laura) of Pulaski, William (Faye) of New Haven, Roger of Orwell; two daughters, Susan (Tom) Heppell of Fulton, Lucy (Jerry) Relyea of Albany; one sister, Mildred McLaughlin of Mexico; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Irwin of Florida; 11 grandchildren; three great-grand-children; one niece; and one nephew.

Services will be held in the spring at a time to be announced. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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LOUGEE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 17, 2009

Frances C. Lougee

January 16, 2009

Frances C. Lougee, 89, of Mexico, died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

She was in sales at J.C. Penney in Camillus. She was a member of St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Mexico. Her husband, Ralph, died in 2002.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Drescher of Fairhope, AL; three sons, Mark of Mexico, Roger of Spring Grove, PA, and Gary of Star Lake, NY; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchil-dren; and two sisters, Ursala Kersavage and Catherine McGarry, both of New Jersey.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Monday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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ROGERS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 24, 2009

George A. “Bucky” Rogers

January 22, 2009

George A. “Bucky” Rogers, 84, of Mexico, died Thursday.

Surviving: wife, Florence; a son, Royal; four daughters, Thea Compeau, Deidre Rogers, Vera Bonacquisti and Claudette Boyzuck; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services: 11 a.m. Tuesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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MCWILLIAMS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 22, 2009

Francis W. McWilliams

February 20, 2009

Francis W. McWilliams, 83, of Mexico, died Friday at Oswego Hospital. Francis was a graduate of Mexico Academy High Schoo, Class of 1943. He retired from Grandma Brown Beans in Mexico. He owned and operated McWiliams Fruit Farm on Scenic Avenue. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Penfield.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Milovicz McWilliams; one daughter, Nancy McWilliams Eaton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance or Mexico Fire Department.

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HOYT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 10, 2009

Laura Jean Hoyt

March 9, 2009

Laura Jean Hoyt, 80, of Mexico, NY, died Monday at her home. She was born in Syracuse, daughter of the late Horace and Dorothy Smith Hoyt. She had lived in Mexico since 1954.

She was a bookkeeper for George Sachel. She was predeceased by her brother, John Hoyt, who died in 2008.

Surviving are an aunt, Maryilou Hoyt (Mel) Flinkman of Chandler, AZ; sister-in-law, Dottie Hoyt of Dallas, TX; and cousin, James J. (Maria) Hoyt of Norfolk, VA.

Spring graveside services will be held in Mexico Village Cemetery at a time to be announced. There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY

DAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 15, 2009

Lillian R. Day

March 12, 2009

Lillian R. Day, of Syracuse, died Thursday at Van Duyn Home and Hospital, Syracuse, NY. She was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Joseph and Carmela Tagliareni. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Fairmount. Her husband, Charles R. “Chuck” Day, died in 2004. She was also predeceased by a brother, Sam Tagliareni.

Surviving are one son, Patrick (Bonnie) Day of Clifton, VA; one sister, Clara Fortier of Mexico; three brothers, Charles Tagliareni of Mexico, John Tagliareni of Florida and Angelo Tagliareni of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Monday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Friends may call 4 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, Fairmount, NY.

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BACKUS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 14, 2009

Olive R. Backus

April 12, 2009

Olive R. Backus, 81, of Mexico, died Sunday.

Survivors: a daughter, Sharon (Frank) Graves of Adams Center; son, Kevin (Maureen) Backus of Central Square; a brother, Lyndon Carman; a sister, Evelyn Teigen; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mexico Village Cemetery. Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, is in charge of arrangements.

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HOYT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 22, 2009

Laura Jean Hoyt

March 9, 2009

Graveside services for Laura Jean Hoyt of Mexico, who died March 9, 2009, will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2009 in Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements: Harter Funeral Home, Mexico.

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IRWIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 6, 2009

Curtis E. Irwin

November 27, 2008

Memorial services for Curtis E. Irwin, 90, of Mexico, who died November 27, 2008, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial with military honors will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home prior to services.

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BOSCOE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 17, 2009

Arthur W. “Bill” Boscoe

May 16, 2009

Arthur W. “Bill” Boscoe, 82, of Mexico, died Saturday at the VA medical Center, Syracuse, NY. He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1944-1946. He was a 50-year member of Robert Edwards Post #358 the American Legion, Pulaski, NY, and a member of the 40+8 for 34 years.

He was the manager of Acme Markets in Pulaski for many years. He was a member and past president of the Ringold Fire Dept. He was owner and operator of the Mexico Liquor Store.

Surviving are his wife, Marcia; one daughter, Bonnie Gushlaw of Prattville, Alabama; three sons, Billy Boscoe of Cohocton, NY, Darryl Boscoe of Oswego and Douglas Boscoe of Ithaca; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Eggleston of Flrorida.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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MCWILLIAMS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 20, 2009

Francis W. McWilliams

February 20, 2009

Graveside services for Francis W. McWilliams, who died February 20, 2009, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2009 at the Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements by Harter Funeral Home, Mexico.

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BUCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 18, 2009

Dr. Donald L. Buck

June 14, 2009

Dr. Donald L. Buck, of Mexico, NY, passed away quietly Sunday morning. He leaves behind his adored wife, Marie and friends too numerous to count.

Don lived a life of service and gave generously to his country, community, church and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 19, 2 p.m. from the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY with Rev. William Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

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TRUMBLE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 17, 2009

Annetta M. Trumble

October 15, 2009

Annetta M. Trumble, 82, of Pulaski and Mexico, died Thursday at her home.

Funeral services will be held noon Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday, prior to the funeral, at the funeral home.

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HOWARD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 27, 2009

Dennis F. Howard Sr.

October 23, 2009

Dennis F. Howard Sr., 46, of Mexico, died Friday in Rome, NY. He was a drywall contractor.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Richard and Imogene Howard of Georgia; four sons, Dennis Jr. and Allen, both of Fulton, and Ryan and Christopher, both of Orwell; one daughter, Chelsy Howard of Orwell; three brothers, Randy and Michael, both of Mexico, and Scott of Oswego; one sister, Carol Marino of Mexico; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY.

Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

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PARKER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 1, 2009

James M. Parker

October 30, 2009

James M. Parker, 75, of Cleveland, NY, died Friday at Oswego Hospital. He was born in Brewston Mill, West Virginia, son of the late Dewey O. Parker and Anna Parker-Wells. He was a machinist for New Process Gear for 45 years, retiring in 1999. He was predeceased by a son, James, in 1963.

Surviving: his wife of 50 years, Shirley Consolo Parker; two sons, Kevin Parker of Palermo and Wayne (Amy) Parker of Fulton; one daughter, Susan Simpson of Cleveland; seven grandchildren; two brothers; and six sisters.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Lung Association.

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EDWARDS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 26, 2009

Shirley J. Edwards

November 20, 2009

Shirley J. Edwards, 89, of Fulton, died November 20, 2009. A native of Oswego, Illinois, Mrs. Edwards lived in Mexico and Fulton most of her life. She retired from General Electric Company in Liverpool and had worked at Sealright Company in Fulton. Mrs. Edwards was a member of State Street United Methodist Church, Fulton. She was a former member of the Harmony Riders Western Riding Club, Parish. Mrs. Edwards was predeceased by her husband, William C. “Shorty” Edwards, in 1991.

Surviving are two sons, Douglas (Linda) Edwards of Hannibal and David Edwards of Granby; three grandchildren, Lori (James) Reitmeier of New Haven, David Edwards Jr. of Fulton and Daniel (Melissa) Edwards of Granby; four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Holly Reitmeier, Hannah and Olivia Edwards; three nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Edwards may be made to Cody Volunteer Fire Department, 155 County Route 55, Fulton, NY 13069. Foster Funeral Home, Inc.

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EDWARDS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 26, 2009

Shirley J. Edwards

November 20, 2009

Shirley J. Edwards, 89, of Fulton, died November 20, 2009. A native of Oswego, Illinois, Mrs. Edwards lived in Mexico and Fulton most of her life. She retired from General Electric Company in Liverpool and had worked at Sealright Company in Fulton. Mrs. Edwards was a member of State Street United Methodist Church, Fulton. She was a former member of the Harmony Riders Western Riding Club, Parish. Mrs. Edwards was predeceased by her husband, William C. “Shorty” Edwards, in 1991.

Surviving are two sons, Douglas (Linda) Edwards of Hannibal and David Edwards of Granby; three grandchildren, Lori (James) Reitmeier of New Haven, David Edwards Jr. of Fulton and Daniel (Melissa) Edwards of Granby; four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Holly Reitmeier, Hannah and Olivia Edwards; three nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Edwards may be made to Cody Volunteer Fire Department, 155 County Route 55, Fulton, NY 13069. Foster Funeral Home, Inc.

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FEENEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 15, 2009

Dena G. Feeney

December 13, 2009

Dena G. Feeney, 101, of Mexico, died Sunday at St. Luke’s Health Related Facility, Oswego, NY. She was born in Italy, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Giovo.

She was a fourth-grade teacher at the Mexico Central Schools in the Palermo Elementary School, retiring in 1972. She was a communicant of St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church and a member of St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of numerous bridge clubs. She was predeceased by her husband, James Feeney, in 1951 and one son, Patrick Feeney, who died October 19, 2006.

Surviving: one son, Charles J. (Mary Lou) Feeney, Baldwinsville; two daughters, Dena Catherine Feeney of Washington, DC, and Mary Jo (Dr. Ronald) Jackson of Rectortown, VA; one daughter-in-law, Alice Feeney of Oswego; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am. Thursday at St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Health Related Facility, Bishop Commons or a charity of one’s choice in Dena’s Memory.

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BLACK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 20, 2009

Russell L. Black

December 18, 2009

Russell L. Black, 98, of Mexico, died Friday at Loretto of Syracuse. He was born in Denver, Colorado, son

of the late Peter and Florence Thompson Black. He was a foreman at Nestle Corp. of Fulton, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the CCC’s of Oswego County, serving in Tupper Lake. He was a communicant of St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church in Mexico, NY, and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus of Mexico. He was an avid golfer, bowler, bridge player and hunter. He had a hole in one while golfing. His wife, Mildred, died in 1984. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Donald; one sister, Lois; and one granddaughter, Melanie.

The family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the staff at Loretto for their great care.

Surviving: one son, Eugene (Georgia) Black of Eagan, MN; two daughters, Marilyn (Ron) May of Syracuse and Diane (Harold) Miller of Mexico; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one brother, William (Sally) Black of Rochester.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Avenue, Mexico, NY 13114 or to Loretto of Syracuse.

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SHUMWAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 13, 2010

William “Bill” L. Shumway

January 10, 2010

William “Bill” L. Shumway, 80, of River Bend, NC, died Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Carolina East Medical Center. He was a member of West New Bern Presbyterian Church, Masonic Blue Lodge, and Quaker Neck Golf and Country Club. He was a registered pharmacist and served in the US Army.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane Shumway; two sons, Andrew Shumway, Reno, NV, Peter Shumway, Orlando, FL; one daughter, Mary Ellen Hotchkiss, New Bern, NC; one brother, John Shumway, Palm Beach Garden, FL; one sister, Bonnie Shumway, Mexico, NY; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at West New Bern Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jeff Sockwell officiating. Spring graveside service will be in Mexico Village Cemetery at a time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West New Bern Presbyterian Church or Merci Clinic.

Local arrangements by Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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MATTESON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 23, 2010

Jeanette Beedy Matteson

February 21, 2010

Jeanette Beedy Matteson, 56, of Mexico, died Sunday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Roy Matteson; one son, Joseph D. Matteson, of Mexico, NY; two daughters, Morgan Gagnier of Lowell, MA, and Beau Matteson of Mexico, NY; four grandchildren; her mother, Eunice Beedy of Cary, NC; two sisters, Judy Beedy of Cary, NC, and Joyce Wilkinson of Mexico, NY.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Mexico Food Pantry, c/o St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY 13114.

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SACHEL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 1, 2010

Tim Sachel

February 27, 2010

Tim Sachel, 87, of Pulaski, died Saturday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Liverpool, son of the late Christ and Mary Sachel.

Tim was an independent businessman. He owned and operated Pulaski Laundromat as well as several laundromats in Syracuse and Liverpool.

Tim also operated the IGA supermarkets in Mexico and Pulaski. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Pulaski VFW. He atended St. James Episcopal Church of Pulaski, NY. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are one son, Timothey C. Sachel of Halton City, TX, and two sisters, Victoria Roach of Oswego and Mary Lou Feeney of Baldwinsville.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in Tim’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

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WIGHT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 7, 2010

Elda O’Hara Wight

March 5, 2010

Elda O’Hara Wight finished her final journey home on her ninety-first birthday, surrounded by the care and support of those who loved her.

Elda was Mom to Jan and Tony Greco of Bald-winsville and John and Laura Wight of Phoenix. She was Gramma to Lisa and Chris Pedersen of Rochester, Beth and Walt Fader of Liverpool, David Greco of Webster, John Wight of NYC and Larry Wight of Phoenix. She was Gigi to great-grandchildren Nathan and Natalie Pedersen and Jennifer Fader; as well as sister to Glyndon O’Hara of Oneida.

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Carl, in 1992 as well as their infant angel, Jimmy, in 1958.

Services will be private, with no calling hours.

Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

In her memory, a special fund has been established for the enhancement of the gardens at Springside. In lieu of flowers, donations to that memorial fund may be made to Springside at Seneca Hill, c/o Teresa Ferlito, 10 County Rte. 45A, Oswego NY 13126. Falardeau Funeral Home

ALLEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 18, 2010

Norman K. Allen

March 16, 2010

Norman K. Allen, 84, of Mexico, died Tuesday at the Oswego Hospital. He was a window washer for Aetna Window Co. of Syracuse. He was a WWII Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Ann; three sons, Norman Jr., Maryland, Lyndon (Loreta), Mexico, Stephen, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be noon Friday from St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 10 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the Mass at the funeral home.

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BARNES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 31, 2010

John P. Barnes

March 29, 2010

John P. Barnes, 36, of Liverpool, formerly of Mexico, died Monday at his home. He was a warehouse worker for Rite Aid.

Surviving: his fiancee’, Anita Smith; his parents, George and Shirley Barnes, Mexico; one son, John P. Barnes Jr., Oswego; three daughters, Brittany Barnes, Mexico, Angelque Barnes, Mexico, Ashley Barnes, Oswego; two brothers, Patrick Barnes, Volney, Peter Barnes, Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday from Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m. from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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MILLER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 12, 2010

Virginia E. Miller

April 10, 2010

Virginia E. Miller, 95, of Syracuse, died Saturday at St. Luke’s Health Facility, Oswego, NY. She was a secretary at Barlow-Johnson Advertising Agency. She was the pianist at South Presbyterian Church of Syracuse.

Surviving: one brother, Rev. Ralph J. Miller; four nephews; and one niece,

Graceside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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MCFEE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 16, 2010

Beverly McFee

April 11, 2010

Beverly McFee, 78, of Oswego, formerly of Mexico, died Sunday at St. Lukes Health Facility, Oswego.

Services are private. Burial: Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico.

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PULTORAK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 9, 2010

Keeley F. Pultorak

May 4, 2010

Keeley F. Pultorak, infant daughter of Shantele and Thomas Pultorak of Mexico, entered into the arms of God peacefully, with her family by her side.

Keeley was buried at Mexico Village Cemetery.

Arrangements were in the care of Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

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DANIELS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 12, 2010

Flossie Daniels

May 10, 2010

Flossie Daniels, 88, of Mexico, died Monday at St. Luke’s Health Facility, Oswego. She was born in Richland. She was a bus driver for Mexico Academy.

Surviving: two daughters, Carol (Skip) Holloway, New Hampshire, Jo-An (Kevin Regan) Stone, Fulton; two sons, Raymond Daniels, Virginia, Jeffrey Daniels, Carrytown; her grandchildren, Deborah Maisenhelder, Phil Fredenburg, Derek Fredenburg, Ryan (Stephanie Landers) Stone, Stephanie Stone (Tyler) Joseph, Heather Daniels, Jennifer Daniels; eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

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BEESLEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 19, 2010

Frederick W. Beesley

May 16, 2010

Frederick W. Beesley, 94, passed away Sunday evening at Michaud Residential Home, Fulton. Mr. Beesley was the son of the late Frederick W. Beesley Sr., and Delaphine Beesley, born July 2, 1915, in Newark, NY. Fred attended Batavia High School and after high school, he entered the Civilian Conservation Corps and ended that service at Camp 29, which built Selkirk State Park from 1934 to 1937. He was husband of the late Leone Graves Beesley and is survived by his brother-in-law, DeMilt R. Graves of Mexico.

He served in WWII with the US Navy Sea Bees 61st Batalion in the Philipinnes Islands from 1943 to 1945. He was a 25-year employee of General Electric Corp. and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mexico since 1939.

Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday from Mexico Village Cemetery, Academy St., Mexico, NY, with Rev. William O’Niel officiating. Calling hours will be Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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SKINNER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 12, 2010

Robert P. Skinner

June 10, 2010

Robert P. Skinner, 48, of Fulton, died Thursday at his home.

Surviving: one daughter, Bobbi Lea Skinner of Fulton; one granddaughter, Hanna Mae; father, Charles Skinner of Oswego; and paternal grandmother, Elida Skinner of Oswego.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour will be noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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BUCK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 7, 2010

Marie D. (Gates) Buck

July 3, 2010

Marie D. (Gates) Buck, passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Saturday morning. She was a longtime resident of Mexico. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald and will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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GREER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 13, 2010

Lillie Lou Greer

July 11, 2010

Lillie Lou Greer, infant daughter of Thomas L. Greer Jr. and Lisanette Ramos of Mexico, died Sunday at the Albany Medical Center.

Also surviving besides her parents are maternal grandparents, Lisandra Ramos of Rome and Louis Ramos of Beacon, NY; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Sherry Greer of Mexico; maternal great-grandparents, Maria Pierla, and Bertha and Ralph Ramos.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday from Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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ROBINSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 1, 2010

Alice Hinman Munger Lord Robinson

July 29, 2010

Alice Hinman Munger Lord Robinson lost her fight with pancreatic cancer on July 29, 2010. Alice grew up in the Marcellus area, graduating from Marcellus Central School, Class of 1942. She graduated from General Hospital of Syracuse School of Nursing in 1945. After a varied career in nursing, she attended SUNY Oswego and Cortland. She retired from Mexico Central School as a school nurse in 1983.

She was predeceased by her parents, Milan and Mary (Larcom) Hinman; brother, Richard Hinman; husbands, Earl Munger, Rev. Kenneth Lord and M. Charles Robinson; and grandson, Jeffery Munger; stepdaughters, Darcy Lord Tuper and Donna Lord. She is survived by sons, Robert (Cindy) Munger, of Palermo, David (Marlea) Munger of Mexico; brother, Norman (Tillie) Hinman of Florida; sisters, Ruth Berry of Baldwinsville, Olive Hinman of Schenectady; stepsons, David Lord, Chase Mills, Daniel (Bonnie Leff) Lord, DeWitt, Gerard (Marjorie) Robinson, Michigan; and stepdaughter, Dorinda Dashnaw, TX. She had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Alice was a longtime member of First United Methoidst Church and Silver Crest Rebecca Lodge 229, Mexico.

Family would like to extend special thanks to hospice and ask that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to hospice in Alice’s name.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mexico United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.

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TOTH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 10, 2010

George T. Toth

August 8, 2010

George Toth passed away peacefully after a short illness on Sunday. He was surrounded by his family and his loving companion, Marilyn Halsey.

George retired from the New York State Department of Transportation.

He was co-founder and an active member of the Mexico Trailriders and the Odd Fellows Club, and in the Mexico Little League program.

He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Helen Gailbreth Toth, in 1998.

He is survived by his two sons, Gary (Lynn) Toth and George (Eileen) Toth, and was the proud grandfather of four grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey, Lyndsay and Connor Toth.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church in Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contributions may be made to Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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CRANDALL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 22, 2010

Clayton S. Crandall

August 21, 2010

Clayton S. Crandall, 69, of Mexico, died Saturday at Crouse Hospital. He was a medical technician at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. He was a member of the Iris Society and the Pulaski Garden Club.

Surviving are his wife of 16 years, the former Diane Cummings; one son, Bruce (Alicia) Crandall of Phoenix; one stepdaughter, Loni (Ron) Marsden of Mexico; two stepsons, Daniel Kowall Jr. of Muse, PA, and John (Barb) Kowall of Canonsburg, PA; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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SHUMWAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 8, 2010

William Shumway

January 10, 2010

William Shumway, 80, of River Bend, NC, passed away at Carolina East Medical Center.

A committal service honoring his life will be celebrated at Mexico Village Cemetery on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 11 a.m.

Friends are also invited to the Shumway home following the service as well as, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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CORNELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 25, 2010

Gladys Mae Cornell

September 21, 2010

Gladys Mae Cornell, 89, of Mexico, died Tuesday at her home. She was born April 25, 1921, in Mexico, daughter of the late Lynn W. and Hattie E. Tilton Jeffers. Gladys was a 1940 graduate of Mexico High School. She married Wayne Erwin Cornell in 1944. Together they did farming until they sold their cows in the ’70s and sold the farm in 1991 and moved to their new home on Pumphouse Road. Gladys was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fernwood. Surviving: six sons, Gary W., Allan R., Ronald B., David M., Douglas E., Leslie G.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family from Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY, with Pastor Scott Griese officiating. Burial was in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fernwood or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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MOORE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 12, 2010

Grace E. Moore

October 10, 2010

Grace E. Moore, 92, formerly of Washington Ave., Mexico, NY, died Sunday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Oswego, NY.

She was born in Mexico, the daughter of the late Earl and Ethel Stone Moore. She was formerly employed by Backus Pedigree and retired from Oswego County Dept. of Social Services as a caseworker. She was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church and was the church choir director and organist. She was a lifelong member of the MACS Alumni Association and annually played the alma mater.

She was a member of Victoria Chapter #205 O.E.S.

Surviving are family and friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday from Mexico United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to the Grace E. Moore Scholarship Fund, c/o Mexico United Methodist Church.

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WOOD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 4, 2010

Lester H. Wood

November 1, 2010

Lester H. Wood, 89, of Liverpool, a former resident of Mexico, died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Sandy Creek, son of the late Thomas H. and Laura “Tessie” Christman Wood. He was a WWII Army veteran and received the good conduct medal; American Defense Service Ribbon; the Purple Heart; one Silver Service Star and one Bronze Star to European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre. He was a life member of the Edick-Hamlin Post #369 VFW, Mexico, NY. He attended the Fernwood Baptist Church. He was formerly employed by Nestles of Fulton, and was a farmer. He also was employed by Marsellus Burial Vault Co. of Mexico. Mr. Wood retired in 1986 from the Mexico Academy School District as head custodian of the Mexico Elementary School.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Catherine E. Hawley Wood; two daughters, Jean Wood, Liverpool, Amy Wood, North Syracuse; three sons, Glenn (Joan) Wood, Conway, SC, Norman Wood, Liverpool, Allen Wood, Liverpool; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Wood, Baldwinsville, Carl Wood, Warner Robins, Georgia; one sister, Helen Crossett, Oswego; several nieces and nephews; two half brothers, Gary and Brian; two half sisters, Pam and Barbara.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial with full military honors will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions in Lester’s memory may be made to the Mexico VFW, Scenic Ave., Mexico, NY 13114 or the Parkinson Foundation.

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HOTCHKISS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 14, 2010

Florence S. (Stone) Hotchkiss

December 12, 2010

Florence S. (Stone) Hotchkiss, 91, of Mexico, died Sunday at Oswego Hospital. She was born in Mexico, daughter of the late Julius and Melvina Boyea Stone. She was retired from Mexico Academy Central School, working in the office and cafeteria. She also stayed at home to raise her family, and she assisted her late husband, Carlton “Pete” Hotchkiss, with his TV-radio business. She was a communicant of St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church of Mexico and was a member of the Women’s Guild and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Mexico Senior Stars. She was the second youngest of 13 siblings and the last survivor of the family. She was predeceased by her husband, Carlton E. “Pete” Hotchkiss, in 1992 and a son, Edward, in 1958.

Surviving: one son, James A. (Brenda) Hotchkiss of Mexico; two daughters, Julie (Gary) Forbes of Mexico and Susan (Main Charles) Vaughn of Mexico; five grandchildren, Peter (Ann) Hotchkiss, Jennifer (Charles) Prosser, Andrew Hotchkiss, Phillip Hotchkiss and Jason (Audrey) Forbes; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday from St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to St. Anne’s Mother of Mary Women’s Guild, the Mexico Public Library or Mexico Historical Society, the Starr Clark Tin Shop fund.

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MCLAUGHLIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 28, 2010

Mildred E. McLaughlin

December 24, 2010

Mildred E. McLaughlin, 88, of Mexico, died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

She was the head teller at the First National Bank of Mexico. She was a communicant of St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church of Mexico. Her husband, Richard, died in 1978. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Barnett of Mexico; one son, Richard McLaughlin of Cicero; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

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STAPLIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 21, 2011

Arean Brown Staplin

January 19, 2011

Arean Brown Staplin, 96, of Mexico, died Wednesday at her home. She was born May 7, 1914 in Stannard, Vermont, daughter of the late Jason and Alice Boyce Brown. She graduated from Hardwick Academy in Hardwick, Vermont in 1933. She worked in the production lab at Nestles for 42 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star of Pulaski. She was a longtime member of the Mexico Senior Citizens and the Granby Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Women’s Club of Fulton. She was a resident of Mexico since 1950.

She married Forrest “Bud” Staplin on February 6, 1954 and he predeceased her in 1968. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Marie (Mitchell) Littlefield, Evestyne (Wayne) Taylor; and two brothers, James Lynch and Robert French.

She is survived by her caregivers, Raymond and Melina Rurey; four nieces and three nephews.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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RUSS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 14, 2011

Rosanne O. Russ

February 12, 2011

Rosanne O. Russ, 66, of Mexico, died Saturday at home.

Surviving: three sons, Michael (Deborah) Russ of Hastings, Del (Kimberly) Russ of Penfield, NY, and Brian Russ of Mexico; her mother, Arlea Ackley of Jamesville; three grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Richardson of Mexico; two stepbrothers, Gary Farley of Mattydale and David Farley of Canastota; and two stepsisters, Elaine Whitehead of Truxton and Linda Orr of Cicero.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday from Mexico United Methodist Church, with Rev. William Palmer officiating. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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MOWRY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 22, 2011

John Brennan Mowry

February 19, 2011

John Brennan Mowry, 98, lifelong resident and longtime lawyer of Mexico, NY, died February 19 at his home. He was born February 27, 1912, at the home of his parents, Dr. Earle A. and Margaret Mowry, Main Street, Mexico, and had resided with his wife, Katherine Mack Mowry, on Church Street, Mexico, since 1943.

Mr. Mowry graduated from Mexico High School in 1929, from Cornell University in 1933 and from Union University, Albany College of Law, in 1936. He had been president of his senior class, president of his college fraternity, Seal & Serpent, and president of The Devil’s Own law school society. He had been a member of Quill & Dagger, a senior men’s honorary, in college.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Mowry worked two years for the law firm of Cullen, Norris & Reynolds in Watertown. It was the Depression, and he worked for $10 per week. In 1938, Mr. Mowry opened his own law practice in Mexico, in a second-floor walk-up office over Shumway Drug Store. His son, John Michael Mowry, joined the practice in 1966, and as Mowry & Mowry, they built a new office on Main Street in Mexico, next to the brick home in which Mr. Mowry had been born. During his legal career, Mr. Mowry served as assistant district attorney for Oswego County, attorney for the school and village, and was a longtime member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Fifth Judicial District. He remained an active attorney into his late ’80s.

He was a longtime director of First National Bank of Central Square and its successor, The Oneida National Bank & Trust Company of Central New York, and was for many years a trustee of Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mr. Mowry cherished his family, friends, clients and the village of Mexico. He was a fine storyteller and a great source of village stories, dating back to the days of horse and wagon. He was genial, generous and thoughtful and a man of supreme integrity.

Mr. Mowry is survived by his wife of 71 years, Katherine Mack Mowry; his son, John Michael Mowry (Mary Anderson Mowry) of Mexico; his daughter, Mary Ellen Massey (Eugene A.) of Washington, DC; five grandchildren, E. Thomas Massey of London, Elizabeth M. Hopkins of Baltimore, Michael P. Massey of San Francisco, Ellen M. Mowry, M.D., of San Francisco, and John J. Mowry of Manhattan; and seven great-grandchildren, Isabel, Allegra and George Massey of London, Finnian and Kate Hopkins of Baltimore, John B. Mowry of Manhattan and Miren Massey of San Francisco.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, February 26, at St. Anne Mother of Mary Church in Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico.

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SMITH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 25, 2011

George Martin Smith

March 23, 2011

On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, George Martin Smith went to be with the Lord. George was the son of the late Henrietta (Olsen) and Wesley G. Smith. He was born in Herkimer, NY on July 3, 1942. The family moved often due to Wesley’s position as a civil engineer. George graduated from Concrete High School in Concrete, Washington in 1960. He then attended Washington State University for 3 1/2 years until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Crisis. He served aboard the USS Jouett. George was in the Navy from April 1964 to September 30, 1970.

George married the former Susan Barbara Silliman on April 28, 1973. George was employed by Stone and Webster Engineering Company for many years. In the years after Stone and Webster, he was a quality control electrical inspector working under the independent contracts through several outfits mainly National Inspection and Consultants at various nuclear power plants throughout the United States.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, NY, where he was an ordained elder and currently serving on the Board of Deacons as an ordained Deacon. He also was a member of the church choir. He was a past president of the Mexico Lions Club, and a member of the Mexico Community Choir. George loved to travel and camp. He especially enjoyed taking care of his grandson, (Steven) Daniel Berry. His daughter, Annette Marie (Smith) Berry was the apple of his eye.

George is survived by his wife, Susan Silliman Smith; his daughter, Annette Marie Smith Berry; and his grandson, Steven Daniel Berry, all of Mexico. He is also survived by his brother, Samuel Fuller Smith (Judy) of Missouri City, Texas. In addition, George is survived by his foster son, Michael Whitney of Brewerton, NY. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends.

Memorial gifts may be made in George’s memory to the Memorial Fund at the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico at PO Box 300, Mexico, NY or to the Boston University School and Medicine, Amyloid Research Fund, 72 East Concord St., K-503, Boston, MA 02118.

Calling hours are at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY on Monday, March 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. Service will be at First Presbyterian Church, Mexico, NY, Church St., Mexico, NY at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Reception lunch in the Wilcox Hall will follow burial. Burial is in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

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CASTLE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 4, 2011

John H. Castle

April 2, 2011

John H. Castle, 97, of Mexico, died Saturday at his home, which was the same home he was born in. He is the son of the late Ward B. and Rose Sullivan Castle. He was an employee of Nestle’s of Fulton, retiring in 1979. He was an Army veteran, serving during WWII from 1941-1945 as a medic in the South Pacific. He was a member and past commander of the Stone Davis Post #384, the American Legion, Mexico, NY. He was a member of the Edick Hamlink Post #369, VFW, Mexico, NY. He was Oswego County American Legion commander and county historian. He was a 73-year member and past master of Mexico Lodge #136 F&AM, Mexico, and a former master and 45-year secretary of Mexico Lodge #135, Royal Arch Masons. He was an active member of Arbiet Lodge #168 Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a member and past master of the Mexico Grange. He was a past master of the Pomona Grange of Oswego. He was a Republican committeeman for the town of Mexico for over 30 years. He was a lifetime member, elder and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. He was on the church’s cradle roll.

Surviving are his wife, the former Thelma Williams.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday from the First Presbyterian Church, Church St., Mexico, NY, with the Rev. Karen Green officiating. A Masonic service will be held at the church at 12:45 p.m.

Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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

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CLARK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 7, 2011

Gary L. Clark

April 4, 2011

Gary L. Clark, 64, of Mexico, passed away Monday, April 4, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at University Hospital.

He was born in Syracuse, July 1, 1946, he was the son of Wesley and Sydnie Clark of Mexico. Gary graduated from Mexico High School, in 1964 and SUNY Morrisville, in 1966. He married Linda Tighe of Pulaski, in 1968, and began their loving marriage of 42 years. He was a lifelong resident of Mexico, owning his own dairy farm on Hughes Road. He enjoyed hunting, sports and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Wesley Clark, who died in 1966.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Tighe Clark; one son, Gary (Stephanie) Clark, Mexico; one daughter, Kimberley Clark, Liverpool; two grandchildren, Wesley and Adam, Mexico; his mother, Sydnie Clark DeLong, Mexico; one brother, James (Janette) Clark, Scriba; two sisters, Janet (Robert) Matteson, Pennellville, Nanette (Brian) Corry, Rochester; two aunts, Beatrice (Morris) Lake, North Syracuse, Doris Schneider, Pulaski; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to University Hospital Cancer Research Center, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY.

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STEVENS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 14, 2011

Robert S. Stevens

April 11, 2011

Robert S. Stevens, 87, of Brewerton, died April 11, 2011, at the Veterans Medical Center, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Mexico, son of the late Ralph and Lena Zender Stevens. He was a WWII Army veteran with the 47th Regiment/14th Armored Division. He was a member of Iron Workers Local #60 of Syracuse and worked up through the ranks to become business manager. Bob was predeceased by wife, Elcee; a daughter, Kim; his parents, Ralph and Lena Zender Stevens; one sister, Dorothy McGann.

Surviving: a son, Kenneth (Ann) Stevens, Oswego; a daughter, Kathleen (John) Hicks, Brewerton; grandchildren, Jennifer Stevens, Shannon Richard, Andrea Goc, Casey (Kim) Hicks, Sarah (Mario) Sierra and Patrick Stevens; great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Hannah, Tess, Jacob, Joshua, Preston, Kaiya, Sadie, Edison and Alessandro; a sister-in-law, Beverly Benz; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial with military honors will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

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CORNELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 21, 2011

Wayne E. Cornell

April 19, 2011

Wayne E. Cornell, 87, of Mexico, NY, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 19, 2011.

He was born July 10, 1923 to Osbert and Gertrude Cornell in Scriba, NY. He worked for Carrier Corp. and then for the D.O.T. while also operating a dairy farm on Cornell Road in Mexico. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fernwood.

He was predeceased by his wife, Gladys Mae in September, 2010.

Survivors: six sons, Gary (Elaine), Allan (Jodi), Ron (Sandy), Dave (Rosanne), Doug, Les (Joan).

Funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.

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KELLOGG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 22, 2011

Martha I. Kellogg

April 19, 2011

Martha I. Kellogg, 101, of Gananoque, Ontario, died Tuesday at Carveth Nursing Home in Gananoque, Ontario. Martha was predeceased by her husband, Keon, in 1993; and a son, Keon James, in 1953.

Survived by a sister, Rita Siegner and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Mother of Mary Church in Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church prior to the Mass.

Harter Funeral Home, Mexico is in charge of arrangements.

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DOWIE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 4, 2011

Jean E. Dowie

May 3, 2011

Jean Elizabeth Butera Dowie, formerly of Mexico, NY, died May 3, 2011, with her family by her side at St. Luke’s Health facility at the age of 74. Jean was born June 3, 1936, in Oswego.

Jean graduated from Oswego High School and retired in 1996 from the Mexico School District as Cook Manager at the Mexico Middle School. She will be remembered for her love of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, puzzles and being with family.

In 1955, she married the love of her life, Sherman D. Dowie. They lived on Utica Street, Oswego, for a short time prior to building their home on 104B, Mexico.

In 1996, at the age of 60, she go her driver’s license. In 2009, she moved to the Ladies Home in Oswego, NY. She made so many new friends and thoroughly enjoyed living there.

She is predeceased by her husband, Sherman, 1996 and her parents, August and Sara Butera.

Survived by her daughter, Jean (Fred) Herse of New Haven, sons John Dowie of Oswego and Sherm Dowie of Mexico; grandchildren Zachary Herse, Hershey, PA, Christopher Herse, Syracuse, Patrick Herse, New Haven, Sara Dowie, GA, and Amanda Dowie, Mexico; also her brother, Joseph Butera and wife, Ann, of Middlesex, NJ; nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to the American Heart Association or the Central New York Eye Bank.

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SMITHERS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 1, 2011

Velma “Babe” Smithers

May 29, 2011

Velma “Babe” Smithers, 91, of Mexico, passed away on Sunday. She was born in Mexico on January 13, 1920, the daughter of the late Almon and Pearl DuBois and spent most of her life in Mexico, graduating from M.A.C.S in 1937. She worked at Nestle’s in Fulton for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mexico for over 65 years. She enjoyed reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends and watching SU basketball and her beloved Yankees on television. Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank; son, Randy; and two sisters, Marion Koenig and Marjorie Hall.

Surviving are her loving son, Alan “Al” of Mexico; granddaughter, Stacy (Patrick) LaPatra of Griffith, IN; grandson, Derek (Janene) Smithers of Wake Forest, NC; granddaughter, Erin (Richard) Backaus, Wynantskil, NY; granddaughter, Julie Riehle, Mexico, granddaughter, Jenna Behling, Mexico; great-granddaughter, Samantha Smithers, Wake Forest, NC, great-grandson, Ryan Smithers, Wake Forest, NC; great-grandson, Joey LaPatra, Griffith, IN; great-granddaughters, Cadence and Quinn Backaus, Wynantskil; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be noon, Saturday at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Mexico.

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JONES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 16, 2011

Robert E. Jones

June 14, 2011

Robert E. Jones, 56, of Mexico, died Tuesday at his home. He was born in Oswego, son of Robert O. and Dolores Shampine Jones. He was a truck driver for Cloverleaf Trucking of Syracuse. His father, Robert O. Jones, died in 2000.

Surviving are his mother, Dolores Jones, Mexico; one sister, Linda Albrecht, Webster; one brother, Clifford O. Jones, Bridgeport; one nephew, Troy; two nieces, Alexis and Nicole.

Graveside service will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery at a time to be announced. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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ONES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 9, 2011

Dolores S. Jones

August 7, 2011

Dolores S. Jones, 83, of Mexico, died Sunday at Blossom View Nursing Home, in Sodus, NY. She was born in Ogdensburg, daughter of the late Ernest and Wava Shampine. She was a teacher’s aide and worked in the library at Mexico Academy for 27 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Mexico and sang in the church choir. She was a member of the Victoria Chapter #205 OES Mexico, NY. She was a devoted mother and farmer’s wife. Her husband, Robert O. Jones, died in 2000, and her son, Robert E. Jones, died June 14, 2011.

Surviving: one daughter, Linda (Brian) Albrecht, Webster, NY; one son, Clifford (Larrietta) Jones, Bridgeport; three grandchildren, Troy Albrecht, Nicole Jones, Alexis Jones.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 washington Ave., Mexico, NY, with Rev. William Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the 1st United Methodist Church of Mexico or the Alzhiemers Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

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MCKEE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 17, 2011

Lori J. Bartosek McKee

June 15, 2011

Lori J. Bartosek McKee, 51, of Mexico, died Wednesday at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. She was employed 21 years in the family business and was a member of the Mexico VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her father, Edward Bartosek.

Surviving are one daughter, Meghan Hamer, Oswego; her mother, Marily (Richard) Teifke, Mexico; her companion, Donald Spicer; two brothers, John Bartosek, Parish, James (Stephanie) Bartosek, Mexico.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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ROACH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 19, 2011

Charles Robert Roach

June 16, 2011

Charles Robert “Bob” Roach, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2011, surrounded by loved ones at St. Luke’s Health Services in Oswego, NY.

Bob was born on December 29, 1919, to Charles Richard Roach and Charrie Halsey Roach in Mexico, NY. He was the youngest of four children and was predeceased by his sister, Edith Roach Hansen; and brothers, Glenn and Harold.

He was a lifelong resident of Mexico until moving to St. Luke’s in Oswego in February 2009. He graduated from Mexico Academy and Central

schools. Robert served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked for the New York Central Railroad. He was a proud veteran of service, in the 475th Fighter Group of the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific, during WWII from 1942 until 1945. He was an avid Red Sox fan and an insatiable reader. With his keen memory for historical facts and people, Bob was a prolific storyteller.

In May 1950, he married Victoria Sachel. Together they ran the Mexico Bowling Alley for five years and then Bob Roach Gas and Grocery (formerly Sachel’s) from 1958 until 2004.

Bob is survived by his wife, Vicky, St. Luke’s, Oswego; his daughter, Amy L.R. Good (Gary) of Liverpool, NY; and son, Michael I. Roach, Virginia Beach, VA. He was predeceased by two infant daughters, Charrie Lynn and Anne Marie. He is also survived by two grandsons and their wives; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Harter Funeral Home, Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 21, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Luke’s Health Services, 299 E. River Road, Oswego, NY 13126 or the VFW, Route 3, Mexico, NY 13114.

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WATSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 6, 2011

Stephancia Watson

June 28, 2011

Stephanica Watson, 73, formerly of Fulton, passed away June 28 in Florida. Born in Mexico, she was a longtime resident of Fulton prior to moving to Florida. Steff had worked at G.E., The Post Standard, Fulton City Schools and McDonald’s. She was communicant of The Church of the Immaculate Conception and a member of Catholic Daughters. She had also volunteered for hospice. Steff enjoyed arts, crafts, quilting and needle work, camping, bingo and playing cards. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Watson. Steff is survived by her husband of 53 years, Walt Watson; children, Matthew (Judy) of NM, William (Heather) of Fulton, Anne (Michael) Snyder of Waterford, David (Sharon) of PA, Paul (Ashley) of NC; a sister, Katie Cybater of N. Syracuse; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Steff’s birthday, Friday, July 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corners of So. Third and Buffalo St., Fulton. Burial will be at Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Donations in memory of Steff may be made to Friends of Oswego Co. Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126. Foster Funeral Home, Inc.

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HARMON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 20, 2011

Shirley L. Harmon

July 17, 2011

Shirley L. Harmon, 80, of Mexico, NY and Zephyrhills, FL, passed away Sunday at the Oswego Hospital. She was born September 24, 1930, in Avon, NY, the daughter of the late Elroy and Alice Barclay Harmes and the adopted daughter of the late Floyd Leepy and Grace Leepy Hartwell. She graduated from Mexico Academy & Central School, in 1948, and the Oswego School of Practical Nursing, in 1969. She was employed in the nursing department of the Oswego Hospital for 23 years, retiring in 1989. She had made her home in Florida, in 1989, and spent the summer months in the Mexico area. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Mexico. She was a member of the Mexico Alumni Marching Band, the Yankee Rebel Line Dance team; Betmar Cloggers and the Zephyrhills Sound Ladies Barber Shop Chorus. She enjoyed knitting, crocketing, Swedish weaving, music, singing, dancing and old movies on T.V.

Her first marriage to Edward Milovicz ended in divorce. In 1980, she married Carlyle “Nub” Harmon who survives her. She is also survived by one daughter, Kristina Barnes (Randy Palmer), Mexico; three sons, Douglas Milovicz, Oceanside, CA, Gary Milovicz, Oswego, Donn Milovicz (Linda Sperati), Oswego; one stepson, Timothy Harmon (Steve Walker), Tampa, FL; one stepdaughter, Judy Huff (Mike), Brewerton; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Janice Clark, Mexico, Mary McWilliams, Mexico; one stepbrother, Bill Hartwell (Marie), Mexico; several nieces and nephews, including Mike and Kelly Walton, her caregivers; and her beloved Canine companion, Sheba.

Memorial service will be Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. from the First Methodist Church of Mexico with Rev. William Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Shirley’s memory to the SPCA; McFee Ambulance Corps; Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept.; Ringold Volunteer Fire Dept.; NOCA Ambulance, or the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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DARLING

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 25, 2011

Raymond “Wig” Darling

August 23, 2011

Raymond “Wig” Darling, 77, of Mexico, NY, died Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Oswego Hospital. Raymond was the youngest of 15 children to Ferdinand and Violet (Dean) Darling of Redfield, NY. He was an aircraft mechanic for over 30 years and he retired as a FAA safety inspector. His most joyous event in his aviation career was when he was the aircraft supervisor for Syracuse Tank and President Gerald Ford chartered the company’s Jet Star plane for President Ronald Reagan’s Presidential campaign. He had the pleasure of meeting President Ford.

During Ray’s retirement, he enjoyed collecting and restoring Farmall Cub tractors and going to his grandchildren’s sporting and school events.

Ray is survived by his wife of 49 years, Theresa (Boutell) Darling; two sons, Colin (Kelly) Darling of Scriba, NY, Terry (Misty) Darling of Davenport, FL; and one daughter, Sarah (Jay) Rector of Mexico, NY. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Shelese (Tony) Garcia of Shreveport, LA, Tom Darling, Caty Darling of Scriba, NY, Tracy Rector and Todd Rector of Mexico, NY. Ray is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Sampson of Gloversville, NY.

Calling hours will be held Friday, August 26, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Harter Funeral Home in Mexico. Services will be on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780 or the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

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RUDE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 7, 2011

Kenneth D. Rude

September 4, 2011

Kenneth D. Rude, 87, of New Haven, died Sunday at his home.

Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Thursday from Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Mexico Village Cemetery.

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ROGERS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 10, 2011

Florence E. Rogers

September 8, 2011

Florence E. Rogers, 80, of Mexico, died Thursday at Oswego Hospital. Funeral Service: 7 p.m. Monday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mexico Village Cemetery.

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RIDER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 14, 2011

Leah M. Rider

September 11, 2011

Leah M. Rider, 81, of Oswego, formerly of Mexico, died Sunday at the Oswego Hospital. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, daughter of the late William and Mary Hartley. She was a Bluebird and Campfire Girls leader and a member of the Episcopal Church in Ohio. She worked as a secretary and in a department store. She was a life member of McKee Ambulance Corps of Mexico. She also worked at G.E.

Surviving: one daughter, Gloria L. Rider of Parish; one son, Gary L. Rider of Parish; six grandchildren, Rhianna (Jason), Cory (Sophia), Scott, Shellemar, Alec, Aubree; one brother, William Hartley of Youngstown, OH; two sisters, Lois Wright of Autintown, OH, Betty (Jack) Pullium of Hubbard, OH; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four siblings, Mary “Kay” Tink, Alice C. Huy, Margaret Speicher and Paul Hartley.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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BARNES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 21, 2011

Shirley E. Barnes

September 8, 2011

Shirley E. Barnes, 63, of Mexico, died September 8, 2011 due to injuries sustained in a house fire in the village of Mexico. She was formerly employed with the McMillan Book Co. for 18 years and was a home health aide for St. Joseph’s Hospital for 20 years. She attended St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church in Mexico. She was predeceased by one son, John P. Barnes, in 2010.

Surviving are her husband, George Barnes; two sons, Patrick Barnes, Volney, Peter Barnes, Mexico; one brother, Robert Friot, Jacksonville, FL.

Graveside service will be Friday 11 a.m. in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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FITZSIMMONS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 27, 2011

Beatrice Nell Wight Fitzsimmons

September 25, 2011

Beatrice Nell Wight Fitzsimmons, 89, of Mexico, died Sunday at the Oswego Hospital. She was born in Canandaigua, daughter of the late Harold and Helen Gilbert. She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Wight; and second husband, John Fitzsimmons.

Surviving: one daughter, Kay E. Wight, Liverpool; two sons, Gary L. Wight, New Haven, Rob A. Wight, New Haven; three grandchildren, Andrew, Jason, Jeffrey; one great-grandchild, Hudson; one brother, Cameron Gilbert, Rochester.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego County Humane Society, 265 W. 1st St., Oswego, NY 13126.

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PADDEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 3, 2011

Lisa W. Padden

October 1, 2011

Lisa Padden peacefully departed this life on October 1, 2011, after a long illness.

Lisa was the much beloved mother of five surviving children, John of Madison, NJ, David of Portland, OR, Patricia Leach of Parish, NY, Catherine DeGeorge of Mexico, NY, and Nina of Montreal, Canada, as well as four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by a brother, Erhard Walde, and a sister, Gundula Hennch, both of Bavaria, Germany. Lisa was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Padden, on January 25, 2002.

She was born and raised in Germany and became a United States citizen in 1955. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in bacteriology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lisa and her husband were instrumental in establishing the Blessed Kateri Catholic Church and congregation in Sparta, NJ. Devoted to their church and community, they served as divorce counselors in their parish and were involved in hospice care. There were many times when, with no fanfare, Lisa and Frank took homeless persons or unwed mothers into the family home until they were able to get back on their feet.

Lisa was also an accomplished artist and musician. She played guitar at church services, both in New Jersey and at St. Ann Mother of Mary Church in Mexico, NY.

A wonderful, caring person and mother, Lisa will be sorely missed by her family and all who knew her. She has been reunited with her husband.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21303-7090.

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ROACH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 2, 2012

Victoria Sachel Roach

December 31, 2011

Victoria “Vicky” Sachel Roach, 85, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2011, at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego, New York, surrounded by her loved ones.

Vicky was born September 17, 1926, at home at Butterfly Corners in New Haven, New York. She was the middle child of five children born to Christos and Mary Grohosky Sachel.

She was a lifelong resident of Mexico until moving to St. Luke’s in February 2009. She was a graduate of Mexico Academy and Central Schools. In May 1950 she married Charles R. “Bob” Roach. They were married 61 years in May 2011. Together they ran the Mexico Bowling Alley for five years and then Bob Roach Gas and Grocery (formerly Sachel’s) from 1958 until 2004.

Vicky was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church, where she served on the Altar Guild for many years. She was a member of the Mexico Bowling League.

She loved her family and friends, socializing with people from all walks of life, and traveling.

She will be missed for her wonderful smile and sense of humor, her outstanding cooking and her loving kindness and compassion.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy L. R. Good (Gary) of Liverpool, NY; her son, Michael I. Roach of Virginia Beach, VA; her sister, Mary Lou Feeney (Charles) of Baldwinsville, NY; two grandsons, Christopher Good (Julie) of Mooresville, NC, and Jonathan Good (Rosemarie) of Austin, TX; three great- granddaughters, Brittany, Isabella, and Peyton Good; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob in June 2011. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Tim Sachel, George Sachel and James Sachel, and two infant daughters, Charrie Lynn and Anne Marie.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at Harter Funeral Home, Washington Avenue, Mexico, NY. Funeral services will be at Grace Episcopal Church, Church Street, Mexico, NY, on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Mexico Village Cemetery. The Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent will preside over services.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Luke Health Services, 299 E. River Road, Oswego, NY 13126 or to Grace Episcopal Church, Church Street, Mexico, NY 13114.

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BARSUCH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 20, 2012

Catherine Ann Barsuch

January 19, 2012

Catherine Ann Barsuch, 87, of Mexico, NY, died Thursday at the Oswego Hospital. She was born in Fulton, daughter of the late Aleck and Mary Czeriak. She worked at Sealright of Fulton. She was a communicant of St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church of Mexico. Her husband, Michael J. Barsuch died in 1998.

Surviving: five sons, John, Daniel, Joseph (Janice), Andrew (Dianna), Mark; six daughters, Ann Marie (John) Curran, Patricia (Mack) Williams, Rosemary (Raymond) Hauswirth, Helen (Brad) Jenne, Theresa (Keon) Kellogg, Linda Halstead; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Anna Burnett, Mary West; several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Mass at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept.

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HOTALING

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 5, 2012

Richard A. Hotaling

December 30, 2011

Richard A. Hotaling, 84, of Avon Park, Florida, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011. He was born December 18, 1927 to Edgar and Gertrude Hotaling of Evansville, IN. He was a resident of Avon Park since 1989, coming from North Syracuse. He was employed by General Electric and Onondaga County. He attended the Union Congregational Church in Avon Park.

Richard is survived by his wife, Flora Bell Hotaling; brother, James Hotaling and wife, Dorothy of Sheryl; sons, Gary (Cathy) Hotaling, New Haven, Paul (Robin) Hotaling, New Haven; daughter, Cherrie (Mark Dunning), Cicero; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012 from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will follow in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic service prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

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MOWRY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 17, 2012

Richard E. Mowry

April 11, 2012

Richard Mowry passed away peacefully in his sleep early Wednesday morning April 11, 2012 after a long illness, at DeBary Manor in DeBary, Florida.

He was born October 12, 1923 to Charles I. and Rena H. Mowry. He was predeceased by his first wife, Arlene Besio; and his second wife, Lucille Paatz; two brothers, Donald E. and Kenneth O. and a granddaughter, Jennifer L. Mowry.

Richard is survived by two sisters, Ella Hamer of Mexico, NY and Helen Harris (James) of Deltona, FL and a brother, William C. (Patricia) of Mexico; also four children, Alice Halsey (Max) of DeBary, FL, Richard W. (Donna B.) of DeBary, FL, Stephen C. (Donna D.) of Mexico, NY and Timothy J. (Linda J.) of Elliston, VA; as well as 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012 from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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RAFFO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 4, 2012

Paul M. Raffo

October 2, 2012

Paul M. Raffo, 83, of Oswego, formerly of Mexico, died Tuesday, October 2.

Survived by friends Dominic and Susan Chirello.

Private graveside service in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Arrangements in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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WATKINS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 3, 2012

Jessie M. Watkins

November 1, 2012

Jessie M. Watkins, 88, of Mexico, died Thursday at St. Luke’s Health Facility, Oswego, NY. She was born in Syracuse, daughter of the late John and Clara Cross. She was a member of the Mexico Presbyterian Church and the Mexico VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Her husband, Leonard, died in 2006. Surviving are two daughters, Darlene (Richard) Buckley of Mexico and Diana (Gary) Page of Cicero; two sons, Leonard (Jill) Watkins II of Mexico and John Watkins of Cicero; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Eldeen (Gus) Mavrides of East Syracuse; one brother, Douglas Cross of South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

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CURRIER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 3, 2012

Thomas W. Currier

November 1, 2012

Thomas W. Currier, 23, life resident of Mexico, passed away Thursday in automobile accident. Thomas was born September 15, 1989, in Syracuse. He graduated from Mexico High School in 2007. He attended SUNY Oswego. Thomas was employed by the Fastrac Stores in Mexico and Fulton for the past two years. He had also worked at Ruby Tuesdays in Oswego and Reymore Chevrolet in Central Square.

Surviving: his parents, Thomas and Linda Currier of Mexico; one brother, Jacob of Mexico; his paternal grandparents, John and Joan Currier of Central Square; his maternal grandfather, John Martin of Central Square; and his paternal great-grandfather, John Currier of Phoenix. Thomas was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Joan Martin, who passed away in 1998.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, prior to the funeral.

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COX

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 11, 2012

Helen A. Cox

February 10, 2012

Helen A. Cox, 78, of Parish, died Friday at her home. She was retired as a secretary from Alcan. She was a former member of the Rebekkah’s.

Surviving: husband of 58 years, John Cox; one son, Wayne (Mary) Cox, Westminister, CO; two daughters, Kathleen Cox, Oswego, Renee (Michael) Dimon, Mexico; five grandchildren; one brother, William Johnson, Binghamton.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Monday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

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HOLLIDAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 23, 2012

Phyllis M. Holliday

March 21, 2012

Phyllis M. Holliday, 83, of Mexico, died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Ogdensburg. She was a former member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She worked many years in the cafeteria at the Mexico Academy. She was a charter member of the Pathfinder Antique Auto Club.

Surviving are her husband, Leigh O. Holliday; one son, Daryl (Debra) Holliday of Mexico; one daughter, Marcia (Robert) Dowie of Mexico; two sisters, Shirley Bugno of Oswego and Evelyn Church of Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces and nephews; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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HOWARD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 31, 2012

Richard J. “Dick” Howard

May 22, 2012

Richard J. “Dick” Howard, 76, of Conyers, GA, formerly of Mexico, NY, passed away May 22, 2012, after a long illness. He was born in Hannawa Falls, NY, June 17, 1935.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Eileen R. Howard, in 2003; and a son, Dennis F. Howard Sr., in 2009.

Richard is survived by his wife, Imogene Howard, Conyers, GA; a daughter, Carol (Al) Marino, Mexico; sons, Randy Howard Sr., Mexico, Michael (Penny) Howard, Mexico, Scott Howard, East Syracuse; a sister, Marilyn (Lloyd) Burnham, Georgia; a brother, James Howard, Georgia; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and four stepchildren.

Memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Mexico VFW, Scenic Ave., Mexico, NY. Family will receive friends immediately following the service at the Post. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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POLCZAK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 4, 2012

Theodore A. Polczak

May 31, 2012

Theodore A. Polczak, 86, of Mexico, NY, died Thursday at his home. He was born in Douglas, West Virginia, son of the late Stanley and Anna Maciag Polczak. Ted was a jeweler and was owner and operator of Ted’s Jewelry and Gifts, which started in Mexico before moving to Pulaski, NY. He began his career with Raymond’s Jewelers of Oswego.

Ted was a communicant of St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church of Mexico, where he was a lector and a choir member. He was a charter member of Mexico Lions Club and served as its president. He was a member of Mexico Senior Stars, the Polish Club of Oswego and Gray Barons Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a judge and judge’s chairman of the Miss New York State Scholarship Pageant, which is an affiliate of the Miss America Pageant.

Ted was predeceased by a daughter, Peggy Ann Polczak, and two sisters, Irene Petta and Stella Delia.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Beverly Thomson; one son, Craig Polczak of Chandler, Arizona; one daughter, Kathleen Anne Polczak of Mexico; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Doviak of Oswego, Lucy Emery of Mexico and Lee Ballard of Texas; one brother, Ray Polczak of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ted’s memory to Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept., Main St., Mexico, NY 13114 or McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Ave., Mexico, NY 13114.

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TAYLOR

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 18, 2012

Richard D. Taylor Sr.

December 17, 2012

Richard D. Taylor Sr., 74, of Mexico, died Monday at the Oswego Hospital. He was born in Syracuse, son of the late John and Anna Lennon Taylor. He attended Marcellus Central School. He was a dairy farmer, retiring in 2004, and was a member of the Draft Horse Association. He was predeceased by one daughter, Debra Ann Taylor, 2001.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Suzanne Leach; two daughters, Helen (Eric) Perth, Mexico, Irene (Mickey) Lane, Pulaski; two sons, Richard D. (Debra) Taylor Jr., Mexico, NY, Peter Taylor, Mexico; foster son, Gerald Denny; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Mary Masters, Marcellus, Margaret Hourigan, Syracuse.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY.

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HARMON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 25, 2012

Carlyle “Nub” Harmon

November 22, 2012

Carlyle Harmon, 81, of Pulaski, NY, and Zephryhills, FL, passed away Thursday at St. Luke’s in Oswego, NY.

He was born in Oswego, son of the late Bayard and Lucille Holliday Harmon. Nub served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1955 as an aircraft mechanic. Nub worked for Alcan Aluminum in the cold mill, retiring in 1987. He attended the United Methodist Church of Mexico. Nub could be seen having coffee with his many buddies every morning in Mexico as well as in Zephyrhills.

He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, and brother Bayard Harmon Jr.

Surviving are his son, Timothy (Steve Walker) of Tampa, Florida; his daughter, Judy (Michael) Huff; two grandchildren, Laurel and Rachel Huff of Brewerton; his sister, Janice Clark of Mexico; his stepdaughter, Kristina (Randy Palmer); three stepsons, Douglas Milcovicz of Oceanside, CA, and Gary and Don Milcovicz of Oswego; his stepgrandchildren, Becky Proud of Michigan and Kelly Barnes of Radisson; his nephews, Michael (Kelly) Walton, Douglas (Jill) Walton of Virginia and Brian (Lisa) Clark of Mexico; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as his constant canine companion, Sheba.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 30, at the United Methodist Church, Church Street, Mexico. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nub’s memory to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 973 James Street, Suite 250, Syracuse, NY 13203-9907 or the Humane Association of CNY, 4915 1/2 West Taft Road, Liverpool, NY 13088. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home in Mexico.

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JENNINGS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 8, 2012

Christine A. Jennings

December 5, 2012

Christine A. Jennings, 61, a resident of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday, December 5, at University Hospital.

Christine was a resident of Pulaski since 1984 and previously lived in Mexico and Parish. She was born December 6, 1950, in Syracuse, the daughter of Lavern and Marcelle Houser Moulter. She graduated from Mexico High School in 1968. Christine married Michael Jennings on June 4, 1982.

Surviving: her husband Michael R.; three sons, Richard T. Steere of Volney, Michael L. Steere of Pulaski and Brandon M. Jennings of Pulaski; two brothers, Lee Moulter of Rochester and Gordon (Cindy) Franz of Jordan-Elbridge; and two granddaughters, Emily and Ashly.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, at the Pulaski Baptist Church, 7 Bridge Street, Pulaski. A private interment in Mexico Village Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations may be made in Christine’s memory to CNY Autism Society of America, 4465 E. Genesee St., PMB 252, DeWitt, NY 13214.

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MURRAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 11, 2012

Edward H. Murray

December 8, 2012

Edward H. Murray, 79, of Mexico, died Saturday at the Oswego Hospital. He was born in Richland, son of the late Roy P. and Irene Burns Murray. He was an Army veteran serving from 1953 to 1955. He was a heavy equipment operator for the New York State Dept. of Transportation in Mexico and Maple View. He was a member of the Mexico First United Methodist Church.

Surviving: his wife, the former Nancy Ramsey; and one daughter, Amy M. Murray. Memorial service will be at a time to be announced in the spring. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mexico.

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JACOBS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 27, 2012

Robert S. Jacobs

December 25, 2012

Robert S. Jacobs, 87, of Mexico, died Tuesday at his home peacefully in Mexico.

He was born in Mexico, son of the late Charles and Florence Jacobs. He was a retired carpenter with Local #747, Syracuse, NY. He was also a dairy farmer. He was a member of Mexico Lodge #136, F&AM and Akbiet Lodge #168, IOOF. He was a member of the Mexico Presbyterian Church. His wife, Mary, died in 2008.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary M. (Robert) Matteson of Mexico and Janice E. (Kenneth) Edwards of Clay; three grandchildren, Meredith Comstock, Adam Matteson and Benjamin Edwards; four great-grandchildren, Koby Matteson, Hannah Comstock, Cassie Matteson and Hailey Comstock; and a sister, Frances Ellis of Altmar.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to the Mexico Oddfellows Lodge.

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MARINO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 7, 2013

Albert W. Marino

January 5, 2013

Albert W. Marino, 64, of Mexico, died Saturday at the VA Medical Center, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Fulton, the son of the late Bernard and Sally Davis Marino. He was an Army veteran, serving from 1969-1971. He was a member of the Edick Hamlin Post #369 VFW, Mexico, NY.

He attended the Mexico Methodist Church. He was a 34-year employee of Nestle’s of Fulton in quality control. He later worked at Wal-Mart.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Carol Howard; one son, Bill (Michelle) Marino of Liverpool; one daughter, Sally (Bill) Warren of Mexico; and five grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Dylan, Angelina, Lauren and Michael.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the family.

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RIENHARDT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 11, 2013

John F. Rienhardt

January 8, 2013

John F. Rienhardt, 69, of Central Square. Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Watson Funeral Home, Central Square. Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service at 631 South Main Street. Interment will be at the Mexico Village Cemetery in the spring.

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WILSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 3, 2013

Helen R. Serviss Wilson

February 1, 2013

Helen R. (Serviss) Wilson, 97, of Mexico, died Friday at the St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Oswego. She was born in New Jersey, and worked 30 years in the Electronics Field in New Jersey. She attended the Believer’s Chapel North. She is predeceased by her husband, Nathan W. Wilson Sr., in 1998 and a son, Nathan Jr. in 1950.

Surviving is one son, Donald Wilson of Mexico; one daughter, Elaine Naclerio, of New Milford, NJ; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave, Mexico, NY. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service.

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WILD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 19, 2013

John G. Wild

February 16, 2013

John G. Wild, 78, of Mexico, died Saturday.

John retired from the Operating Engineers Syracuse Local 545. He was an Army veteran with the 19th Engineering Battalion.

He was predeceased by his wife Colleen, in 1994.

Survivors include a son, Keon (Cynthia) Wild, Mexico; a sister, Sada Wild, Mexico; his companion, Shirley De Gone, Mexico; grandchildren, Nicole Wild (Benjamin McAuslan), Mexico, Meagan (Michael) Quirk, Fulton, Chelsey Wild, Mexico; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the VA Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, Syracuse Community Living Center, Attn: Gwen Minton, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.

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DIAMOND

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 28, 2013

Alice M. Diamond

February 24, 2013

Alice M. Diamond, 86, of Hannibal, died Sunday, Feb. 24 at Morningstar Care Center in Oswego. A native of Fulton, she had resided in Hannibal most of her life. Alice was the daughter of David and Frances Guppy House. She had worked at Nestle Company in Fulton for over 18 years. She was predeceased by her daughter, Barbara Whitmer in 2012.

Surviving are her children, Lois Groat of Hannibal, Susan Mastro of Solvay, Gail Patterson of Fulton, Charles (Anna) Diamond of Fairfax, VA, Joyce Gebele of LaGrangeville, Joan Diamond of Indianapolis, IN and Janet Busch of Temple, GA; a son-in-law, Daniel Whitmer of Fulton and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with services immediately following. Burial will be in the spring at Mexico Village Cemetery in Mexico.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204-1305. Foster Funeral Home, Inc.

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MASON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 28, 2013

Alaina Constance Mason

March 21, 2013

Alaina Constance Mason, infant daughter of Julie Smithers and Matthew Mason, passed away in the arms of her loving family on March 21, 2013.

Surviving besides her parents are, grandparents, Lori and Eric Behling, and Jay Mason; great-grandparents, Marion Popp, Marion Behling, James Mason, Barbara Jock; aunts, Erin (Richard) Backaus, Jenna Behling, Rachael Behling, Lisa Mason; uncles, Deric Behling, Orion (Jessica) Behling; five cousins. Predeceased by grandparents, Randall Smithers and Constance Mason.

A private spring burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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WHITMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 7, 2013

DeEtt M. Whitman

April 6, 2013

DeEtt M. Whitman, 90, of Mexico died Saturday at Michaud Resident Center, Fulton, NY. She was a member of the Mexico Methodist Church and formerly worked at Birdseye and Syroco. Her husband, Frank, died in 1999.

Surviving: one daughter, Janis Marino; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one grandson.

Funeral Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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MARINO

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 9, 2013

Albert W. Marino

January 5, 2013

Military graveside service for Albert W. Marino, 64, of Mexico, will be 3 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home.

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HARRIS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 10, 2013

Wilma E. Harris

May 8, 2013

Wilma E. Harris, 80, of Fulton. Survivors: daughter, Carrollynn Becker of Lincolndale, NY. Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. Burial: Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling Hours: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

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POLCZAK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 14, 2013

Beverly J. (Thomson) Polczak

May 8, 2013

Beverly J. (Thomson) Polczak, 85, of Mexico, died Wednesday at St. Luke Health Facility, Oswego, NY. She was born in Fine, NY, daughter of the late Ivan and Kathleen Briggs Thomson. She graduated with a B.A. degree in education from Oneonta State College in 1949. She taught 1st grade in the Mexico School district at Palermo Elementary for 31 years. She was a member of the N.Y. State Teachers Association. Beverly was a member of St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church of Mexico and of the Mexico Senior Stars. She was involved in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant and was the traveling companion to Miss New York State and Miss Oswego County.

She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore Polczak in 2012; a daughter, Peggy Anne in 1963; a brother, Gilbert Thomson in 2002.

Surviving: one son, Craig (Darlene) Polczak, Chandler, AZ; one daughter, Kathy Polczak, Mexico; two grandsons, Michael (DeAnna) Polczak, Mesa, AZ, Corey (Rachel) Polczak, Las Vegas; four great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Contributions in Beverly’s memory may be made to Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept. or McFee Ambulance Corps or St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Mexico, NY.

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TAGLIARENI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 2, 2013

Charles Tagliareni

June 30, 2013

Charles Tagliareni, 93, of Mexico, died Sunday at St. Luke Health Facility in Oswego, NY.

He was born in Oswego, son of the late Joseph and Clara Tagliareni. He was a longtime employee of BWB Foods in Mexico and retired as Plant Manager and was Vice President in charge of production. He was an Army veteran. He was a communicant of St. Anne Mother of Mary Church of Mexico. Charlie was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Mexico Lions Club and the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid card player and golfer as well as an avid S.U and Yankee fan.

He is predeceased by his wife, Jean, in 1980; one brother, Sam Tagliareni; and one sister, Lillian Tagliareni Day.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt special thanks to the A-wing staff at St. Luke Health Facility.

Surviving are one daughter, Deborah Tagliareni of Mexico; one son, Joseph (Tracy) Tagliareni of Mexico; two grandsons, Richard of Baldwinsville and Thomas of Baldwinsville; one sister, Clara Fortier of Mexico; two brothers, Angelo Tagliareni of Arizona and John Tagliareni of Mexico; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. Anne Mother of Mary Church, 3352 Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Contributions in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department, McFee Ambulance Corps or St. Luke Health Facility.

Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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CUMMINGS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 14, 2013

Anna Mae Cummings

July 12, 2013

Anna Mae Cummings, 87, of Mexico, died Friday at St. Luke Health Facility in Oswego, NY. She was born in Richfield, NY the daughter of the late William and Sofia Mattson. She worked for O. M Edwards in Syracuse, NY. She was a member of the Mexico Presbyterian Church. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Iris Society. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert Cummings and one daughter, Patricia Nicklus.

Surviving are one son, Terry Cummings of Texas; one daughter, Diane Crandall of Mexico; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Bibbens of Weedsport and Vivian Diffen of Florida.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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KENYON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 16, 2013

Pamela J. Kenyon

July 14, 2013

Pamela J. Kenyon, 45, of Mexico, died Sunday at the Oswego Hospital. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial is in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hour is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.

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COLE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 17, 2013

Ronald D. Cole

October 15, 2013

Ronald D. Cole, 56, of Mexico, died Tuesday at his home. He was born in Fulton, son of the late Raymond and Marilyn Cronk Cole. He was a dispatcher for National Grid for 29 years. He was a member of the Mexico Fire Dept. and active with the Mexico Little League. He was in the Navy.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, the former Tammy New; one son, Christopher (Victoria) Cole, Mexico; one daughter, Jennifer Hopkins, Oswego; three grandchildren, Bryan Paul (Jamie and Monica), Elizabeth Hopkins, Dylan Cole; two sisters, Marilyn (Ronald) Smith, Richland, Roxanne Cole, Mexico; one brother-in-law, Dana (Leeann) New, Mexico; nephews, Patrick J. New, Raymond S. Smith (Cassie), Joshua Smith, Clint Smith, Michael Cole, and Shawn Cole.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept. or McFee Ambulance Corps.

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YABLONSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 22, 2013

Iona “Sandy” Yablonski

October 19, 2013

Iona “Sandy” Yablonski, 93, of Mexico, died Saturday, october 19, 2013 at her home. She was born May 22, 1920, daughter of the late Marshall and Viola McQuaid Jones. She was a graduate of Mexico High School, class of 1938. She was encouraged by one of her English teachers, she wanted to attend college in Boston, however, as the country was still mired in the Great Depression, she had no money and entered into the work force. She had, in her younger days, lived in Oswego above the former Fred’s News and in Fulton while working in several factories and stores in the 1940s. Sandy had lived in Mexico since 1955. She lived most her life on Fravor Road, before moving to an apartment on North Street in the late 1980s. She retired from Mexico High School. She was of Irish and Native American blood and equally proud of both. Mrs. Yablonski was a very loving and giving person. She hardly bought things for herself, but was generous with others. She loved all animals, especially cats. Sandy was a voracious reader, reading anything she could get

her hands on. She mostly enjoyed books about history and a good mystery. She loved to keep up on the news, from local to international and was always ready to offer he views on anything. She was predeceased by her husbands, Ellis “Peanut” Johnson and Joseph Yablonski; a daughter, Bonnie Niles; a son, Eugene Johnson; her sister, Mildred Recore; her brother, Floyd Jones and a great-grandson.

Surviving: son and daughter-in-law, Stefan and Ann Yablonski, Oswego; daughter, Nancy Vendetti, Florida; three stepsons, Leonard, Michael and Richard Yablonski; four grandsons, Thomas Vendetti, Rae Johnson, Eric and Ryan Johnson; one granddaughter, Robin Niles Fletcher; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many, many, friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at St. Ann Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

Donations may be made to the Oswego County Humane Society, 265 W. 1st. St., Oswego, NY; or a charity of ones choice.

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WOOD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 1, 2013

Richard L. Wood

November 28, 2013

Richard L. Wood, age 61, resident of Fulton and Pulaski passed away Thursday at Oswego Hospital. Richard was born February 16, 1952 in Oswego, the son of Milford and Annetta Snow Wood. He attended Pulaski Schools. Richard was employed by Birdseye Foods in Fulton for 28 years. He was also employed by McLane Northeast Trucking.

Surviving are two sons, Clifford Wood and Daniel (Melinda) Wood both of Australia; three daughters, Rebecca (Mara) Wood of North Carolina, Rene Wood of Fulton, Denise Hartmann of Fulton; five sisters, Peggy Monteith of Pulaski, Patricia Arnold of Oswego, Connie Abbott of Fulton, Deborah Dunn of Mexico and Jennie Salvagni of Mexico; and eight grandchildren. Richard was predeceased by one son, Jacob and one sister, Linda Lum.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Mexico Village Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral.

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WESTFALL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 10, 2013

Leona M. Westfall

December 8, 2013

Leona M. Westfall, 87, of Mexico, died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. She was born in Hermon-DeKalb, daughter of the late Stanley and Edna Flanagan. She was a member of the 700 Club. She was predeceased by one daughter, Millie Thousand in 1989.

Surviving are her companion, Greg Leary, Mexico; seven sons, Maynard (Sherry) Fleming, North Carolina, Forest (Jackie) Fleming, Iowa, Leo (Linda) Fleming, Central Square, Stanley Fleming, Mexico, Vito (Paula) Fleming, Mexico, Michael (Lisa) Fleming, Fulton, Vern (Betty Jo) Fleming, North Carolina; three daughters, Eudore (Gary) Higgins, North Carolina, Emma (Bill) Belair, North Carolina, Maria (David) Wolever, Mexico; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and siblings.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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RAMSEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 22, 2013

John R. “Jack” Ramsey

December 19, 2013

John R. “Jack” Ramsey, 75, of Mexico, died Thursday at his home. He was born in Oswego, son of the late John H. and Mildred Preman Ramsey. He was owner and operator of Ramsey’s Dept. Store in Mexico for many years.

Surviving: two daughters, Cathy (John) O’Brien of Mexico and Laura Flint of Waterloo; four grandchildren, David, Luke, Katie and Austin; one sister, Nancy Murray of Mexico and one niece, Miok Murray.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.

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

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FELLOWS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 14, 2014

Mary J. Fellows

January 12, 2014

Mary J. Fellows, 81, of Fulton, died Sunday at Morningstar Nursing Home, Oswego, NY. She was born in Oswego, daughter of the late Walter and Margaret Sherman. She attended North Mexico Methodist Church.

Surviving: one daughter, Jean Marie Fellows of Mexico; five sons, Richard of Oswego, Howard of Fulton, Phillip of Mexico, Kevin of Oswego, Brian of Parish; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Gary Sherman of Pierrepont Manor; one sister, Carolyn Sutton of Watertown.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

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WOOD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 13, 2014

Donna M. Wood

February 11, 2014

Donna M. Wood, 67, of Parish, died Tuesday at her home. She was born in Fulton, daughter of Richard and Lena Richards Preeman. She worked for Bordens Ice Cream for 30 years and also the Pulaski Health Center. She attended the West Amboy Community Church. She married Louis James Wood November 25, 1967.

Surviving are her husband, Louis; two sons, William (Sarah) Wood of Parish, Robert (Kimberly) Wood of Clay; three grandchildren: Haylie, Zachary, Brittany; her mother, Lena Preeman of Tennessee; two brothers, Richard Preeman of Tennessee, George Preeman of Mexico; one sister, Sue Dana of Mexico.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday from the Harter Funeral Home, 2983 W. Main St., Parish, NY. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call noon to 3 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.

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FRANCE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 2, 2014

Robert N. France

February 26, 2014

Robert N. France, 83 of Mexico, NY, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. He was born November 25, 1930, son of the late Newell and Lillian Halsey France. He retired as an operating engineer for Local #545. He was an avid golfer. He was predeceased by a brother, Karl France; a sister, Ellen Bullock; his son, Robert and brother-in-law, Richard LaBouef.

Surviving: his wife, the former Esther (DuBois) France; their two children, Denise Williams, Darlene Foultz, their children, Richard Foultz II, Angelica Williams, Zachary Beshures, Ashley Beshures; their are two other children from a previous marriage to Lena Quensell, Sue Dashnau, Richard France; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; also surviving, one sister, Minnie LaBouef; one brother, Kenneth (Denise) France; one brother-in-law, George DuBois; one sister-in-law, Darlene France.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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BARTLETT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 23, 2014

Harry L. Bartlett Jr.

March 19, 2014

Harry L. Bartlett Jr., 31, of Mexico, died Wednesday in the town of Richland from injuries sustained in a one car accident. He was an avid fisherman and runner. He had a green thumb. He was a graduate of the Mexico Academy and Central Schools.

Surviving are his parents, Harry L. and Judy Baldwin Bartlett; one sister, Tiffany (Matthew Tunis) Bartlett, Mexico; one brother, Phillip Bartlett, Mexico; two nieces, Madalynn Tunis, Matilda Tunis; maternal grandfather, Lewis and Colleen Baldwin; paternal grandfather, Franklin Bartlett; aunts and uncles, Jacqueline and John Fay, Lewis and Sandra Baldwin, Joseph and Diane Baldwin, Susan (Steve) Dopp, Bridgett and Stephen Arnold, Michael and Jessica Baldwin, Holly Rathburn, Alan and Debbie Bartlett, Barry (Bruce Ostovitz) Bartlett, William Hillick, Douglas Hillick, Franklin Bartlett.

He was predeceased by maternal grandmother, Ida Mae Baldwin Southworth; paternal grandmother, Gwendolyn Bartlett.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday from St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico. Spring burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. from Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.

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GILL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 13, 2014

Marian E. (Parsons) Gill

May 12, 2014

Marian E. (Parsons) Gill, 88, of Mexico, died Monday at Morningstar Care Facility. She was born in Hannibal, daughter of the late Bert and Mae Shutts Parms. She formerly worked at Sealright and was a life member of the Edick Hamlink Post #369 VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Mexico. Here husband, Hugh, died in 2008.

Surviving are one daughter, Joann M. Gill, Mexico; one son, James H. Gill, Oswego; two grandchildren, Amy and Steven; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Haley.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mexico Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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NEADLE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 25, 2014

Lena Preeman Neadle

May 22, 2014

Lena Preeman Neadle, 87, of Sweetwater, TN, formerly of Mexico, NY went to be with her Lord on May 22, 2014 in Sweetwater, TN. She was born in Fulton, daughter of the late Isabella and William Richard. Lena enjoyed doing community service, traveling and cooking. She was co-owner and operator of Preeman Trucking for many years. She is predeceased by her first husband, Richard Preeman; and her second, Leland Neadle. She was also predeceased by one daughter, Donna (James) Wood of Parish; and stepsons, David of Kentucky and Leland Jr. of Parish.

Surviving are two sons, Richard (Joanne) Preeman of Tennessee, George (Ethel) Preeman of Mexico; and daughter, Frances (James) Dana of Mexico. Also surviving are two stepsons, four stepdaughters, three brothers: Nelson (Joyce), Leon (Kathy) and William; 28 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 26 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Harter Funeral Home Inc., 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service.

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MCWILLIAMS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 17, 2014

Mary M. McWilliams

June 15, 2014

Mary M. McWilliams, 86, of Mexico, died Sunday at the home of her niece in Utica. She was born in Parish, daughter of the late John and Nellie Klecha Milovicz. She was a 1946 graduate of the Mexico Academy and Central Schools and attended Utica Business School. She was a Bookkeeper for the Wine Merchants of Syracuse and the Syracuse Supply Company. She also worked for Oot Brothers and operated the Shamrock Restaurant in Mexico for many years. She was a communicant of Saint Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church in Mexico. She was an avid bingo player.

She is predeceased by her husband, Francis McWilliams in 2009 and her daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Bex in 1973. She is also predeceased by her siblings, Stephen M. Milovicz, Veronica Kochanowski, Josephine Smalarz, Frank Milovicz, Gladys Milovicz, Perk Milovicz and her Nephews, Stephen C. Milovicz, Richard Milovicz, John Smalarz and Victor Kochanowski.

Surviving are, her step-daughter, Nancy Eaton of Mexico; and her nieces and nephews, Judith (Raymond) Jackson, Bedford, PA, Joann Collea, Grand Rapids, MI, Karlene Spina, Durham, NC, Veronica (Christopher) Sebastian, Utica, NY, Kristina Barnes, Mexico, NY, Douglas Milovicz, Oceanside, CA, Gary Milovicz, Oswego, NY, Donn Milovicz, Oswego, NY, Kathy (Weylan) Brunken, Henderson, NV, Ann Marie Lindboe, Federal Way, WA, Diane Milovicz, Oran, NY, Paula Carter, Copperton, UT; and several great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be, 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 20, 2014, from Saint Anne Mother of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Mexico, NY. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Avenue, Mexico, NY.

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CUNNINGHAM

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 10, 2014

Dean Cunningham

August 8, 2014

Dean Cunningham, 82, of Oswego died Friday at St. Luke’s Health Facility. Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Bible Baptist Church, Oswego NY. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church. Arrangements are in care of the Harter Funeral Home.

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CHUBB

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 21, 2014

Lee E. Chubb

December 18, 2014

Lee E. Chubb, 83, of Central Square died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. He was born in Palermo, the son of the late Leon E. and Lilah Flint Chubb. He was a printer for the Mexico Independent. Lee was a printer and a teachers aid at the Mexico Academy and Central Schools from 1965-1992. He was a member of the Mexico Lodge #136 F&AM. He attended the Caughdenoy Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Virginia Johnson; one daughter, Cynthia Partrick of Central Square; one son, Lon (Karin Williams) Chubb of Springfield, MA; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Melva Chubb of Palermo, Linda (Richard) Kisselstein of Bernhards Bay; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014, from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY, with the Reverend Jim Karins. Burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 to 1 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lee’s name may be made to, the Central Square Library, 637 Main St., Central Square, NY, 13036; Southern Oswego Volunteer Ambulance, Gertrude Dr., Central Square, NY, 13036; Caughdenoy United Methodist Church, 3 County Route 37, Central Square, NY, 13036; and the Human Society of Central New York, 4915 1/2 West Taft Rd., Liverpool, NY, 13088.

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WASILEWSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 20, 2015

Bernice Ferdyn Wasilewski

January 19, 2015

Bernice Ferdyn Wasilewski died January 19, 2015 at Maplewood Manor, surrounded by her son and daughter, and lovingly tended by the caring Maplewood staff. She was 97 years old.

Bernice was born in Wyoming, Pennsylvania on April 21, 1917, daughter of Stanley and Stella Glinka Ferdyn. She was a graduate of Mexico Academy High School in Mexico, NY; from Crouse-Irving Hospital School of Nursing in Syracuse, NY; and US Army Anesthetist Course in the European Theater of Operations.

Prior to World War II, she was employed by Saratoga Hospital. From April 1943 through June 1946, she served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Nurse Corps in the US, England, and France. In recognition of her service, she was awarded the American Campaign Ribbon, the Victory Medal, and Meritorious Service Unit with two bronze stars and the African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

In her younger years, Bernice was very active in her community. In addition to being their first female member, she was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 369 in Mexico, NY. She was a member of Stone Davis Post 384 American Legion since 1945 and she was elected their first woman Commander in 1956. She was twice President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, of which she was a life member, and she represented the Auxiliary at the Oswego County Council. She was a former member of Oswego County Civil Defense Medical Unit on return from overseas, a past member and chairman of the Mexico Chapter of the American Red Cross, and was chairman of the Mexico branch of the Salvation Army. She was a life member of Women in Military Service for the American Memorial Foundation of Washington DC. She was chosen as the Grand Marshall of the Mexico Memorial Day Parade several times. She was a member and secretary of the Mexico Zoning Commission and leader of the Mexican Senoritas 4-H Club. S he was also a member of the New York State United Teachers, St. Mary’s Women’s Guild, the Syracuse Symphony Association, the New Haven Senior Citizens Club, and was a life member of the Fulton Polish Home Educational Society.

She was employed by the Mexico School district from 1967-1982, retiring as school nurse and attendance officer at the high school, where she served as advisor to the MACS Future Nurses Club for many years. In 2000, she was inducted into the Mexico Alumni Hall of Fame for leadership, performance, and devotion.

She was an avid reader, gardener, storyteller, dancer, traveler, and homemaker.

Bernice was married for 53 years to Captain A. John Wasilewski, AUS Ret., until his death in 1999. Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Wasilewski Cravetz and her husband, Paul J. Cravetz, of Clifton Park, NY; and son, Michael Wasilewski and his wife, Betsy of Portsmouth, RI. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Teresa Wasilewski Reynolds and her husband, Darrick of Mexico, NY; Matthew Wasilewski of Albany, NY; Alexis Cravetz of New York, NY; Adam Wasilewski and his fiancé Alyisha Foley of Riverside, RI; Jordan Cravetz and her husband, Jeffery Speanburg of Huntersville, NC; Alexander Wasilewski of Portsmouth, RI; and Antony Wasilewski of Brooklyn, NY. Additional survivors include her two nephews, Stephen Ferdyn of Madison, WS, and Stanley Ferdyn, of San Diego, CA; a niece, Kathy Ferdyn Novak of Aspen, CO; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased her sister, Helen, in 1938; by her son, John Ferdyn Wasilewski, in 2007; and by her brother, Joseph E. Ferdyn, in 2013.

Calling hours will be held at the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue in Mexico on Friday, January 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. Services will be held at St. Anne Mother of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 3352 Main Street, Mexico on Saturday, January 24 at 12:30 p.m.. A spring interment is planned at the Mexico Village Cemetery.

The family would like to express their gratitude to every single staff member at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa for their skilled and tender care of our mother and grandmother.

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FISH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 27, 2015

Carol M. Fish

January 21, 2015

Carol M. Fish, 72 of Harrison, GA died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at University Hospital in Augusta, GA. She was born in Syracuse, the daughter of the late Albert and Fern Robinson Heidenrich. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse working for the Oswego Hospital, the Sodus Hospital, the Harrwood Nursing Home and later was a Private Duty Nurse for Kimberly Quality Care.

Surviving are, her husband of 51 years Melvin Fish; one son, Carlton Fish of Helena, MT; three daughters, Connie Clarkson of Albany, NY, Patricia Regan of Oswego, NY, Janine Goren of Denver, CO; along with six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will take place in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.

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HOLLISTER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 12, 2015

John W. Hollister

February 10, 2015

John W. Hollister, age 85, of Mexico, passed away on February 10 at the VA Hospital in Syracuse. John was born on August 28, 1929, and was a lifelong resident of Mexico. He was the son of Hoyt and Greta Hollister. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Mexico High School and attended business schools in Syracuse and Hartford, CT. John followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming the third generation owner of the Hollister Insurance Agency in Mexico, founded by his grandfather in 1905. He was well known throughout the community, and could often be found having coffee in Giovo’s with childhood best friend Everett Backus.

He was married to his wife, Jane (Martens) for 61 years. Following his retirement from the insurance business, John and Jane spent many winters living in their RV in Florida. He was a member of the Mexico Methodist Church, the American Legion, and the Mexico Masonic Lodge. He also served in the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years.

Surviving besides his wife Jane are children, Jerry and Nancy Hollister of Mexico, Dana and Tammie Hollister of Oswego, Marty and Kathy Hollister of New Hartford, and Karen and Todd Crouse of North Volney, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Bill Lee of Michigan and Florida, and sister-in-law, Ann Kirk of Oswego. John was predeceased by his sister, Jayne Lee and two of his grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 12 at the Harter Funeral Home in Mexico, with funeral service immediately following. Spring burial will take place in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

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WILBER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 1, 2015

James Edward Wilber

December 5, 2014

James Edward Wilber, a longtime resident of Manlius, New York, passed away in Naples, Florida on December 5, 2014, his 89th birthday. Wilber, a retired senior partner at Bond, Schoe-neck & King, was born in Minoa, New York on December 5, 1925. He graduated from Mexico Academy and Central School in 1943 with his future wife, Florence Leonard. During World War II, he was accepted as an officer candidate in the V-12 program of the U.S. Navy. There, following preparatory work at the University of Rochester, he graduated from Northwestern Midshipman’s School. He was based on Saipan as aide to the Island Commander and achieved the rank of Lieutenant.

After he served in World War II, he returned to Syracuse University, where he used the GI Bill to earn a bachelor’s degree in 1948 and a law degree in 1950. At Syracuse, he had been elected president of his class, president of the student body, and was selected as a class marshal at his graduation. He began work with the Syracuse law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King in 1950, where he specialized in litigation and handled cases throughout the northeast. Over various periods in his career, he served as head of the firm’s trial department and chairman of the trial lawyers section of the New York State Bar Association, a lecturer for the New York State Bar Continuing Education Program, and a contributor to Syracuse University Law School’s professional training program including mock trials. He was a fellow of the American Association of Trial Lawyers – a distinction limited to one percent of licensed attorneys representing “unquestionable and imminent qualifications.” In 1985, he was admitted to the Florida Bar and continued a litigation practice with Bond, Schoeneck and King in Boca Raton, FL. He later retired to the Naples area.

Wilber–an accomplished carpenter and plumber–built a cottage on the shore of Lake Ontario near Mexico New York in the mid-1950s and spent most of his summers there with family. He enjoyed tennis tournaments with friends and family, listening to Yankee games, finding uses for his Massey Ferguson tractor, and building stonewalls.

Wilber will be remembered as a champion for his clients, a passionate follower of politics and world events, and a relentless competitor both in and out of the courtroom. He was an avid and accomplished tennis player with many titles in local and regional tournaments, a devout Yankee fan, and a vocal booster of Syracuse University sports programs, especially the football and basketball teams. Above all, Wilber was a dedicated father and husband who put his family first. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Florence Wilber of Naples Florida; his children, Kathleen Wilber (Peter Canon), Elizabeth (Gerald) Avitable, Ellen (Robert) Crowe, Susan (Donald) McLaughlin, Carol (Richard) Roy, Thomas (Julianne) Wilber, and Tracy (Mark) Wood; stepsisters, Catherine Schalk and Esther Ponzo; 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his siblings, Edward Wilber, Kathleen Wilber and Thomas M. Wilber; and a grandson, Travis Jeffrey Erwin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. from St. Anne Mother of Mary Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Harter Funeral Home, 9525 South Main St. (Brewerton Rd., Rte. 11) Brewerton, NY. Spring entombment will take place in the Mexico Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The James E. Wilber and Thomas M. Wilber Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University, Advancement Services, 820 Comstock Ave., Suite 214, Syracuse, NY 13244 or AVOW Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

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SHUMWAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 28, 2014

Jane E. Shumway

December 27, 2013

Interment services for Jane E. Shumway, 77, will be August 31, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Mexico Village Cemetery. Jane passed December 27, 2013 after a series of illnesses, while at home in New Bern, NC, with her children by her side. Jane was born March 25, 1936 in Mexico, NY. Her parents, Nola Halsey Jerrett and Richard R. Jerrett of Mexico, NY; a sister, Carol A. Jerrett; stepmother, Lydia Philo Jerrett and her brother, Richard H. Jerrett predeceased her.

She graduated in 1953 from Mexico Academy & Central School with honors. She was married to a loving devoted husband and father to their children, William L. Shumway. They started their married life of 55 years in Mexico, moved to Seneca Falls, NY where they owned and operated Shumway Pharmacy. They eventually retired to New Bern, NC. Bill passed in New Bern in 2010. He was then laid to rest in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Jane raised her children while completing her schooling to become a Registered Nurse. She held various positions as an RN, but she still found the time to became a Master Gardener, an accomplished runner, avid reader and made sure her many family members were given handmade memorable quilts or baskets of various sizes and patterns, a result of her many hobbies. Over the years, she could be seen with her loving dogs on daily walks. While in New Bern, Jane and Bill worked together to found the volunteer healthcare Merci Clinic; volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the RCS Soup Kitchen. They were also devoted members of the Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ellen (Paul) Hotchkiss of New Bern, NC; two sons, Andy (Darcy Dangremond) Shumway of Paxton, MA, and Peter (Donna) Shumway of Winter Springs, FL. Also, the twinkle in her eye were her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Jane had one sister, Marion (Rita Sabino) Jerrett of Mattydale, NY; sister-in-law, Bonnie Shumway of Mexico, NY and brother-in-law, John (Sally) Shumway of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Merci Clinic, 1315 Tatum Drive, New Bern, NC, 28562; West New Bern Presbyterian Church, 1701 Lucern Way, New Bern, NC 28562; or the Scholarship Fund in Memory of William L. and Jane E. Shumway at Mexico Academy & Central School, Mexico, NY 13114.

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KING

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 16, 2014

Paul S. King

September 15, 2014

Paul S. King, 69, of Mexico, died Monday at his home. Surviving are his children, David, Spencer and Tammie. Services are 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Harter Funeral Home in Mexico. Burial will take place in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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HILLICK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 19, 2014

Irmalee Gill Hillick

October 12, 2014

Irmalee Gill Hillick passed away on October 12 in Syracuse at age 89. Irmalee was born in Mexico, NY on June 30, 1925, the tenth child of George L. Gill and Anna B. Kenyon. She attended Mexico Academy Schools. She was a Veteran of World War II having served in the Women’s Army Corps, 920 TSUTC, WAC Detachment 19 at Camp Shanks, NY. She married Hugh Q. Hillick in 1946 and they lived together in the same home in North Syracuse since 1954 until his death in 2007.

Irmalee retired as a regional personnel supervisor with F.W. Woolworth and then worked after her retirement at Chappell’s and Bon-Ton Department stores in Syracuse. She was a Deacon and active volunteer at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Syracuse, NY. She enjoyed spending time at her camp in Wanakena, NY, decorative painting, reading and participating in Bible study with her neighbors.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert H. and Mary F. Hillick of Whitesboro, son, Richard A. Hillick of North Syracuse; and grandson, James B. Hillick of Truckee, CA. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh and granddaughter, Sarah C. Hillick. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Greenway; and her brother, DeMilt Graves, both of Mexico, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Margurite, Francis, Ethel, Mary, Dorothy; and brothers, Paul, George and Hugh.

Funeral services will take place at noon on Friday, October 24, 2014 from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will take place in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may come to call from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the services at the funeral home.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church-Sunday School, 1601 Park St., Syracuse, NY 13208 or to the CNY-SPCA, 5878 East Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY 13211.

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MASON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 3, 2015

Charles R. Mason

February 27, 2015

Charles R. Mason, 92 of Dunellon, FL, formerly of Central Square, died Friday in Florida. He was born in New Haven, the son of the late George and Thelma Sherman Mason. He was a WWII Navy veteran and was a member of the Mexico V.F.W. He was a carpenter and retired from Local #12 in Syracuse. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriet who died in 1996, and a great-grandson, Travis Mason who died in 2001. Charles was also predeceased by one brother, George F. Mason and one sister, Gertrude Tanner.

Surviving Charles are, one son, Richard (Joyce) Mason of Dunellon, FL; three grandsons, Richard Mason, Jr., David (Leigh) Mason, James (Christina) Mason; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, from 1 to 4

ice at the funeral home.

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VALLEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 29, 2015

James K. Valley

March 27, 2015

James K. Valley, 97 of Pulaski, died Friday, at the Samaritan Hospital in Watertown, NY. He was born the second son of Leon L. and Jesse Kissel Valley on a farm near Maple View, NY, Oswego County. He went to the Fernwood Elementary and then on to high school at Pulaski Academy, graduating in 1934. Jim worked on the Valley Farm until 1936-37 and took a winter course at Cornell University in Poultry Husbandry. He was active in 4H Clubs for eight years and the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was a troop leader in Fernwood and Maple View, NY. He bought the family farm in 1942 and operated the same until 1974. He was able to pay off the mortgage in 10 years which was considered an accomplishment. He went to work for the New York State Department of Transportation in 1965 and retired in 1980. In his retirement years, Jim enjoyed gardening and home improvements for 20 years. Jim loved flowers and his church, the United Methodist Church in Fernwood since age 12. He was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Mexico Senior Citizens. Jim loved and trusted all his neighbors throughout his life and would like to Thank God for country living and being close to nature and praise god for giving him life.

Jim was predeceased by his wife, Mable in 2008 and his siblings, Richard Valley, Wilbur Valley and Geraldine Schaefer.

Surviving are his son, John D. (Geneva) Valley of King, NC; his daughter, Julie Snyder of Pulaski along with nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Monday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will take place in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Dugway United Methodist Church.

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DELONG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 14, 2015

Patricia Duff DeLong

April 11, 2015

Patricia Duff DeLong, age 81, of Mexico, New York, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, at home with her family. She was born in Syracuse, the daughter of the late John Harold and Grace Gier Duff, and the sister of the late Dr. R. Allan Duff. Pat was a 1951 graduate of Nottingham High School. She was employed by the Mexico Academy & Central School District for several years as a bus/station wagon driver, a cafeteria worker and also as an assistant in the District Office. Pat later owned and operated Patricia’s Beauty Salon for 15 years. In her retirement, she volunteered at the Mexico Care & Share Thrift Shop and the Mexico Food Co-op.

Pat is survived by her husband, Raymond F. DeLong; her daughter, Margaret (John) Martin of Wilmington, North Carolina; and her two granddaughters, Melanie Laurel “Molly” Martin and Caroline Grace Martin, of Raleigh, North Carolina.

A graveside service will be held in the Mexico Village Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friends of the Oswego County Hospice or the charity of your choice.

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VROOMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 16, 2015

Dorothy B. Vrooman

April 13, 2015

Dorothy B. Vrooman, age 94, resident of Mexico since 1940, passed away Monday at her home. Dorothy was born May 25, 1920 in Camden, the daughter of Martin and Emma Hendrickson Brandt. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1938 and from CCBI in Syracuse. Dorothy married Walter Vrooman on September 12, 1942 and he died May 6, 2008. She was employed by Oswego County Department of Social Services for several years. She and her husband also operated a dairy farm and raised turkeys for 45 years.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews and her caregivers, William and Judy Wilbur of Mexico.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements by the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

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SPENCER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 21, 2015

Donald M. Spencer

May 19, 2015

Donald M. Spencer, 87 of Central Square died Tuesday at his home. He was born in New Haven, the son of the late Hazelton and Lillian Mack Spencer. He was a meat and dairy inspector for the State of New York. He was an Army veteran.

Don was predeceased by his first wife, Judy Hogan Spencer; and her sister, Ruth Byrne. A special thanks to Gentiva and Oswego County Hospice for the help given to Don and his family on his journey.

Surviving are his wife of 17 years, the former Linda Watkins; one stepson, Michael Jerrett of Palermo; and one stepdaughter, Donna Jerrett of Palermo.

Services are private. Burial will take place in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, NY.

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HANSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 18, 2015

Bruce A. Hanson, Sr.

June 15, 2015

Bruce A. Hanson, Sr., 83 of Mexico died Monday at St. Luke Health Facility in Oswego, NY.

Surviving are his three sons, Fonda (Cheryl) Gaffey of Florida, Bruce Hanson, Jr. of Syracuse and Ralph (Angela) Hanson of Knoxville, TN; four daughters, Debbie Gaffey, Janet Gaffey, Elizabeth Hanson of Fulton and Charrie (Harold) Lehman of Sandy Creek; along with several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Burial will take place in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. www.harterfuneralhome.com

HOLLIDAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 19, 2015

Leigh O. Holliday

July 18, 2015

Leigh O. Holliday, 87, of Mexico died Saturday at Morningstar Care Center, Oswego NY. He was a welder for the Operating Engineers and was an Army Veteran. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Pathfinder Antique Auto Club. His wife, Phyllis M. Holliday died in 2012.

Surviving are one son, Daryl (Debra) Holliday of Mexico, NY; one daughter, Marcia (Bob) Dowie of Mexico, NY; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Rose (Dennis) of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Funeral services are at the convenience of the Family. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of the Harter Funeral Home Mexico, NY.

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