Pulaski NY Alumni Obits 1987 – June 2017

Pulaski NY Alumni Obits 1987 – June 2017

ELIZABETH R. SPATH

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 12, 1987

Services for Elizabeth R. Spath, 66, of 7579 Broad St., who died Saturday at House of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Watertown after a long illness, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor-Vida Funeral Home, Pulaski, the Rev. John von Harten officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 7643 Jefferson St.

Mrs. Spath was a Watertown native and resided in Pulaski all her married life. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School. She attended the Children’s Hospital Nursing School in Buffalo.

Mrs. Spath worked as a cashier at Pulaski Academy and Central School for more than 25 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a 50-year member of Pulaski Grange 730, secretary of the Monday night women’s bowling league and was active in Girl Scouts. She was skipper of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Watertown Power Squadron and a permanent member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sackets Harbor Flotilla. She was a communicant of the Pulaski Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Harold E. Sr.; four sons, H. Edwin Jr. of Pine Glen, Pa., Leon R. of Glens Falls, Bruce W. of Kirndorf, West Germany, and Douglas F. II of Marietta, Pa.; a daughter, Ruthann Tanner of Lacona; two brothers, Stanley and Clifford Rowell, both of Syracuse; and 13 grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the U.S. Power Squadron Education Fund.

LOUISE B. SMITH

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – April 19, 1987

Louise B. Smith, 78, of 7186 Lake Street, died Saturday morning in Fort Worth, Texas.

She was born in Hastings on Oct. 21, 1908. She graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1925 and the Albany State Teachers College in 1929. Mrs. Smith was married to M. Robert Smith on Aug. 28, 1938. They lived all their married life in Pulaski. Mr. Smith was a herdsman for Douglaston Manor Farms. He died May 13, 1983.

Mrs. Smith taught Latin and French at the Pulaski Academy and Central School for 33 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Pulaski Congregational Church and the Pulaski Historical Society. Her great-great-grandfather, Jeremiah Angell Mathewson, was one of the original settlers of Pulaski.

Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Dr. George L. Proctor-Smith, pastor of the Diamond Hill Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Tex., and Philip A. Smith, an assistant foreign editor at the Washington Post; four grandchildren; a brother, Angell Mathewson of Edinboro, Pa.; two nieces; one nephew.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Pulaski Congregational Church, with her son, the Rev. Proctor-Smith, and the Rev. J. Paul Hudson, pastor of the Pulaski Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St., Pulaski.

LAURA A. ANSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 17, 1987

Services for Laura A. Anson, 78, formerly of Altmar and of MacClenny, Fla., who died Saturday at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Altmar Cemetery.

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

Born in Albion, Mrs. Anson lived most her life in the Altmar-Williamstown area, moving to MacClenny, Fla., in 1965. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1926.

Her husband, Lewis A. Anson, died in 1983.

Surviving are two sons, Merle L. of Bartow, Fla., and Carl E. of Kissimmee, Fla.; three daughters, Vera Scott of MacClenny, Fla., Linda Armstrong of Potsdam and Patricia Ellison of Palatka, Fla.; a brother, Glen Olin of Richland; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

IRIS D. CROCKER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 14, 1987

Private services for Iris D. Crocker, 83, of Wildwood, Fla., and formerly of Pulaski, who died Saturday morning at the Monroe County Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Mrs. Crocker was born in Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski Academy. She owned and operated a Tiny Town apparel store from 1949 to 1971.

Surviving are one son, Howard “Bud” Crocker Jr. of Pulaski and Wildwood, Fla.; one daughter, Helen Bishop of Minoa; five grandchildren; and 10 great-greatchildren.

Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, has charge of arrangements.

BERNICE J. HURD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 18, 1988

Bernice J. Hurd, 73, of North Road, Pulaski RD 2, died Sunday at Community-General Hospital.

She was born in Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and High School in 1933. She was employed by the Pulaski Academy Central School cafeteria. She also owned and operated a dairy farm on the North Road with her husband.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski and the Pulaski Grange 730. She formerly was a member of the Rising Sun Rebecca Lodge.

Surviving are her husband, Anson C.; one son, John F. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two brothers, Albert R. and Robert J. Johnson, both of Pulaski; three sisters, Madaline Thompson of Syracuse, Dorothy Tubbs of Pulaski and Alice Zufelt of Camillus; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, the Rev. Earl M. Smith officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Foster-Hax Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Park United Methodist Church or Northern Oswego County Ambulance, both in Pulaski.

JAMES CLEVELAND, VETERAN, EX-MAILMAN, DIES AT 63

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 7, 1988

James M. Cleveland, 63, Pulaski, died Tuesday morning at his winter home in Titusville, Fla.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Park United Methodist Church, with Rev. Earl M. Smith officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Robert Edwards Post 358, American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; two sons, David, Pulaski, and Douglas, Homestead, Fla.; two grandchildren; his mother, Alice Cleveland, Pulaski, and a sister, Marilyn Mathison, Pulaski.

Born in Pulaski on Dec. 6, 1924, a son of Nathan and Alice Babcock Cleveland, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1942.

He married Marjorie Shaw on July 17, 1948, in the Community Baptist Church, Binghamton.

Mr. Cleveland served in the Army Air Force from March 1943 until December 1945. He was later employed as a rural mail carrier by the Pulaski Post Office from 1955 until retiring in 1985.

He was a member of Park United Methodist Church and a life member of Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358, having held all elective offices in the organization. He was also a past county commander, a past New York State district commander and a past New York State department vice commander.

Mr. Cleveland was a member of the New York State Rural Letter Carriers Association and a past president and vice president of the association. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Forty-Eight Club.

He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the New York State Pistol Association, a charter member of the Pulaski Lions Club, a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and an instructor of the Salmon River Junior Rifle Club.

DAVID J. GLAVIN, PULASKI NATIVE, DIES AT 27

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 13, 1988

David J. Glavin, 27, San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday in San Francisco following a long illness.

The funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home and at 1 p.m. in St. John’s Evangelist Church, Rev. Anthony Keeffe, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Surviving are his mother, Jane Glavin, Florida; five brothers, Paul G. and Richard M., both of New York City, Joseph G. Jr., West Palm Beach, Fla., John B., San Francisco, and Dennis T., Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Jeanne Cimilluca, New Stanton, Pa., and Mary M. Holtzman and Catherine A. Glavin, both of New York City, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

His father, Joseph, died in 1981.

Born in Syracuse on Oct. 17, 1960, son of Joseph and Jane Delport Glavin, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central High School in 1979 and attended Syracuse University.

death GLAVIN – In San Francisco, Calif., April 10, 1988, David J. Glavin, 27, San Francisco, formerly of Pulaski. Funeral Friday, 12:30 p.m., Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, and 1 p.m., St. John’s Evangelist Church, Pulaski. Burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

BETHAL C. FALVEY, PULASKI, DIES AT AGE OF 73

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 8, 1988

Bethal C. Falvey, 73, of 7383 Salina St., died Saturday afternoon at the Hill Haven Nursing Home, Syracuse, following a lengthy illness.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Redfield Community Church. Burial will be in Redfield Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Redfield Community Church.

Surviving are a son, Charles, Saco, Maine; two daughters, Beverly McEachern, Herkimer, and Mrs. Patricia Sagnella, Mattydale, and eight grandchildren.

Born in Redfield Sept. 23, 1914, a daughter of Harry and Alice Waterbury Crow, she was graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1935.

On April 16, 1936, she married Carl E. Falvey in Florence. He died in February 1965.

The couple had owned and operated the Ben Lewis House, Redfield. Following Mr. Falvey’s death, Mrs. Falvey filled his unexpired term as supervisor in the Town of Redfield. Then, in 1967, she moved to Pulaski where she was employed as a cook by Seeley’s Restaurant and the Log Cabin Restaurant. In 1968, she purchased the Pulaski Diner on Salina Street. She retired in 1985 as manager of the Oswelewgois Club in Redfield.

FALVEY – In Hill Haven Nursing Home, Syracuse, Aug. 6, 1988, Bethal C. Falvey, 73, of 7383 Salina St., Pulaski. Funeral, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Redfield Community Church. Burial in Redfield Cemetery.

LAWSON H. KING, EX-BOILERMAKER, IS DEAD

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 26, 1988

Lawson H. King, 81, Springbrook Apartments, formerly of South Sandy Pond, once a boilermaker at Ontario Iron Works, died at 2:25 p.m. Thursday in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, after a lengthy illness.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Vermillion Cemetery, Town of Mexico.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Mary Lou Morrow, Pulaski, Eula Ebbert, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lynn Dillabough, West Palm Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert King, Binghamton, and Garold King, Oneida; a sister, Leona Steele, Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

Born in Otego on Oct. 23, 1906, a son of Homer and Mary Sprague King, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1925 and also from the Pulaski Teachers’ Training Class.

He married Margaret Matteson Dec. 30, 1928.

Mr. King was employed for many years as a boilermaker at Ontario Iron Works of Pulaski. He later worked at the Hall Ski Lift Co., Watertown, retiring in 1973.

He was a member of Pulaski Lodge 648, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

death KING – At the House of the Good Samaritan, Aug. 25, 1988, Lawson H. King, 81, Springbrook Apartments, formerly of South Sandy Pond, once a boilermaker at Ontario Iron Works, Pulaski. Funeral, Monday, 11 a.m., Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial in Vermillion Cemetery, Town of Mexico.

LAURA A. ANSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 17, 1987

Services for Laura A. Anson, 78, formerly of Altmar and of MacClenny, Fla., who died Saturday at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Altmar Cemetery.

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

Born in Albion, Mrs. Anson lived most her life in the Altmar-Williamstown area, moving to MacClenny, Fla., in 1965. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1926.

Her husband, Lewis A. Anson, died in 1983.

Surviving are two sons, Merle L. of Bartow, Fla., and Carl E. of Kissimmee, Fla.; three daughters, Vera Scott of MacClenny, Fla., Linda Armstrong of Potsdam and Patricia Ellison of Palatka, Fla.; a brother, Glen Olin of Richland; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

ROLON C. BALCOM JR., 64, EX-CARPENTER, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 6, 1988

Rolon C. Balcom Jr., 64, of 7384 James St., died Sunday afternoon in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with Rev. Virgil Hager, pastor of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church, officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be one hour before the funeral at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Oswego County Cancer Society.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly; a son, Charles B., Pulaski; two daughters, Mary C. Yerdon and Valerie A. Balcom, both of Pulaski; three grandchildren; his mother, Ruth B. Balcom, Pulaski; a brother, David L., Pulaski, and a sister, Virginia M. Foster, Pulaski.

Born in Pulaski on Feb. 10, 1924, a son of Rolon Sr. and Ruth Saunders Balcom, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1942.

He married Beverly McKean in 1947.

Mr. Balcom served in the Army in the Pacific-Asiatic Theater from 1943 until 1946, and then worked as a self-employed roofer. He was later employed as a carpenter by Local 747 of Oswego for 25 years, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church, Robert Edwards Post 358 American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289, Pulaski Lodge 315 F&AM and Lodge 648 of the International Order of Odd Fellows.

death BALCOM – In the House of the Good Samaritan, Sept. 4, 1988, Rolon C. Balcom Jr., 64, Pulaski. Funeral today, 2 p.m., Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial with full military honors in Pulaski Cemetery.

DONALD R. HUBBARD, 53, PULASKI NATIVE, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 4, 1988

PULASKI – Donald R. Hubbard, 53, Otisco, formerly of Pulaski and Syracuse, died Sunday at his home. He had a history of heart problems.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood, with Rev. Richard Pero officiating.

There will be no calling hours. Donations may be made to the Fernwood United Methodist Church.

Foster-Hax Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are his mother, Ula Hubbard, Otisco; two brothers, Harold, Fernwood, and Howard, Pulaski; two sisters, Marguerite Mance, Alexandria Bay, and Roberta Hager, Mexico, and several nieces and nephews.

Born in Pulaski June 16, 1935, a son of Claude and Ula Snow Hubbard, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy Central High School in 1953, and from Oswego State University College in 1985.

Mr. Hubbard owned and operated Bud-Air Machine Co. at Fernwood for many years. Prior to that, he was employed by the Lagoe Machine Shop, Oswego. For the past four years, he was employed as an instructor at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse.

He moved from Syracuse to Otisco one month ago.

Mr. Hubbard was a member of the Fernwood United Methodist Church and the New York State United Teachers Association. He was also a member and past master of Pulaski Lodge 415 F&AM, and a past Oswego district deputy grand master of Pulaski Lodge 279 Royal Arch Masons. Had been an active member of the Masons for many years. He never married.

HUBBARD – In Otisco, Oct. 2, 1988, Donald R. Hubbard, 53, Otisco, formerly of Pulaski and Syracuse. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

ROBERT J. SANDERSON, PULASKI, DIES AT AGE 74

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 13, 1988

Robert J. Sanderson, 74, of RD 4, County Route 28, died Saturday at his home.

The funeral was held at 10 this morning at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with Rev. Earl M. Smith, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Surviving are a brother, Stanley E., Mexico; two sisters, Edna M. Potter, Syracuse, and Irene M. Sanderson, Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews.

Born in Pulaski July 16, 1914, a son of Raymond and Myra Hilton Sanderson, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1932.

Mr. Sanderson owned and operated a dairy farm until his retirement in 1975. He was also employed for a time at the General Electric Co., Syracuse.

ESTHER B. STOWELL, MEXICO, DIES AT AGE OF 69

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 19, 1989

Esther B. Stowell, 69, Route 3, died Saturday morning at her home after a long illness.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Virgil H. Hager officiating. Spring burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

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

She is survived by her husband Charles G.; four sons, Frederic C., Pulaski, Duane C., North Syracuse, Terry A., Mexico, and Barry O., U.S. Navy, Groton, Conn.; three daughters, Joanne A. Moffett, Arlington, Va., Judith A. Workman and Gayle R. Bickerstaff, both of Pulaski; three brothers, Francis Smith and Carl Smith, both of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and David Smith, Gavely Bridge, W. Va.; three sisters, Ruth Dennie, Edna Brown and Marilyn Smith, all of Arlington, Va.; 20 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

She was born Dec. 7, 1919, at Howardville, the daughter of Howard and Lila Mae Jacobson Everson. She was graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1936 and married Charles Stowell, then a freshman at Cornell University, Oct. 14, 1937.

The Stowells have resided since 1946 on state Route 3 where they operated a farm. Mrs. Stowell was a member of the Mexico Rebekah Lodge.

HELEN C. OSTRYNSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 11, 1989

Services for Helen C. Ostrynski, 77, of County Route 48, Richland, who died Tuesday at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, after a long illness, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pulaski. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

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

Miss Ostrynski was born in Tuckahoe and graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1930 and from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1934. She taught art at Pulaski Academy and Central School for 25 years, retiring in 1971. Before that she taught school in Sidney, Wolcott and Utica. She also worked as a draftsman at Scintilla Magneto in Sidney. During the Depression, she was employed as a social worker in Buffalo.

Miss Ostrynski was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and belonged to the Oswego County Retired Teachers Association and the ROSA Garden Club in Richland. She also was secretary and treasurer of the Richland Cemetery Association.

Surviving are a brother, Wallace W. Sharpe of Canastota; two nieces, Patricia Rose of Syracuse, and Leona Chamberlin of New York City; and one nephew, Richard Sharpe of Skaneateles.

Contributions may be made to the Richland Fire Department or Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

HELEN OSTRYNSKI, RETIRED ART TEACHER, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 11, 1989

Helen C. Ostrynski, 77, R.D. 3, retired art instructor at Pulaski Academy and Central School, died Tuesday evening at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, after a long illness.

The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, and at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pulaski, with the Rev. Anthony Keeffe, pastor, and the Rev. Raymond McVey, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Richland Volunteer Fire Department or Northern Oswego County Ambulance Service.

Surviving are a brother, Wallace W. Sharpe, Canastota; two nieces, Patricia Rose, Syracuse, and Leona Chamberlin, New York City, and a nephew, Richard Sharpe, Skaneateles.

Born at Tuckahoe on Aug. 24, 1911, a daughter of John and Leontyna Baginski Ostrynski, she was graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1930, and from Buffalo State Teachers’ College in 1934.

Miss Ostrynski was employed as a social worker at Buffalo during the Depression years. She later worked as a draftswoman at the Scintilla Magneto Co., Sidney, during World War II.

She taught art in schools at Sidney, Wolcott and Utica, before returning to Pulaski in 1946. She was employed as an art instructor at Pulaski Academy and Central School until her retirement in 1971.

Miss Ostrynski was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. She was also a member of the Oswego County Retired Teachers’ Association and the ROSA Garden Club, and was secretary and treasurer of the Richland Cemetery Association.

PULASKI NATIVE ELIZABETH SCHAROUN, 67, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 5, 1989

Elizabeth Scharoun, 67, of 1 Town Garden Drive, Liverpool, formely of Pulaski, died Friday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth F. Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to the Friends of the Retarded, in care of Syracuse Developmental Center, 800 S. Wilbur Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. 13204.

Surviving are six daughters, Merrillyn E. Shanebrook, Green River, Wy.; Linda K. Devine, Pompey; Marcia J. Hummell, Camillus; Kay M. Scharoun, Camillus; Dr. Susan L. Sharoun, Syracuse; and Kris R. Scharoun, Liverpool; two sons, Rupert M. Scharoun Jr., Valatie, and Jeremy C.G. Scharoun, Kitchener, Ont.; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian F. Wheeler, Parkersburg, W. Va.; four brothers, Charles Hillicker, Lake Oswego, Ore; and Monty, Stanley and Arthur Hillicker, Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews.

She was born Aug. 1, 1922 in Pulaski, a daughter of Frank and Florence Grant Hillicker, and was graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1939.

She married Rupert M. Scharoun in 1940. He died Oct. 2, 1971. She was employed 15 years with Crouse-Hinds Manufacturing Co.

She was a member of the Onondaga County Association for Retarded Citizens.

LEVINA B. GREENE, 72, EX-GE EMPLOYE, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 18, 1989

Levina B. Greene, 72, Hammondsport, former resident of the Altmar area, died Saturday evening in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayer, Pa.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, officiating. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Surviving are two sons, James A. and Ronald G. Eldred, both of Altmar; a daughter, Mary E. Barber, Altmar; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson, and a brother, Richard Benjamin, Oswego.

Born in Brownville on Feb. 12, 1917, a daughter of Roy and Mabel Fitzgerald Benjamin, she was graduated from Pulaski Academy and High School in 1934.

A marriage to Guy A. Eldred ended in divorce. She married Wade Greene in 1966. Mr. Greene died in 1977.

Mrs. Greene was a resident of the Altmar area from 1935 to 1963. She moved to Phoenix in 1963 and to Hammondsport in 1977. She was employed by the General Electric Corp., Syracuse, for 30 years.

She was a member of the General Electric Electronettes women’s organization.

MAURICE HURD SR. DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 11, 1989

Maurice J. Hurd Sr., 79, North Road, R.D. 2, was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday at the emergency room of the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, after being stricken at Park United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Park United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church or to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, P.O. Box 123, Oswego, 13142.

He is survived by his wife, Alma L.; a son, Maurice J. Jr., Sandy Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Ann M. Gibbs, Pulaski, and Mrs. Mary E. Patterson, Cresson, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Anson C., Pulaski.

A brother, Dr. Merrill Hurd, a past superintendent of the Brownville-Glen Park Elementary School, died before him.

Born in Pulaski on Nov. 1, 1910, son of John and Mary Fry Hurd, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1929. He was manager of the Victory chain store, and was also employed by the George March meat market and by the A.S. Wagner grocery and meat market, Lacona. He married Alma C. Gilbert on Aug. 2, 1935, at Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Walter S. Dobbie officiating.

Mr. Hurd owned and operated a dairy farm for 46 years, and owned and operated a small-engine repair business for many years. He also owned sawmill property until 1968, and was employed by the Oswego division of Hammermill Paper Co., Sandy Creek.

He was Sandy Creek town justice from 1966 until his retirement in 1976, and was a professional musician in the area for many years.

Mr. Hurd was a member of the Park United Methodist Church, Sandy Creek Lodge 564 F.&A.M. and the Retired Senior Volunteer program (RSVP), and was a member and past master of Pulaski Grange 730.

EDWARD P. PACIFIC, EX-POSTAL EMPLOYE, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 12, 1990

Edward P. Pacific, 60, of 7515 Price Drive, died Saturday in Walker Memorial Hospital, Avon Park, Fla.

A prayer service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St., and the funeral will be at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Catholic Church. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; his father, Peter Pacific, Pulaski; a daughter, Pamela Reynolds, Lacona; a brother, Richard, Brewerton; two sisters, Joanne Recor, North Syracuse, and Patricia Peterson, Pulaski; three grandchildren.

A brother, Joseph, died Jan. 16.

Born in Oswego May 13, 1929, the son of Peter and Mary Salesi Pacific, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1947. Mr. Pacific was a life-long resident of Pulaski.

He served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954 and married Anna Saltalamachia May 30, 1956, in St. Louis Church, Oswego, with the Rev. Vincent Mirabito officiating.

Mr. Pacific was employed by the U.S. Post Office in Pulaski for 30 years, the last 20 of which he was a rural letter carrier, retiring in 1985.

Since his retirement, he had been a winter resident of Frostproof, Fla.

Mr. Pacific was a member of St. John’s Church, the Robert Edwards Post 358 American Legion, and the New York State Rural Letter Carriers Association.

MAE S. HUNT, PULASKI, DIES IN NURSING HOME

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 21, 1990

Mae S. Hunt, 90, of 7631 North St., died Tuesday evening in the Samaritan-Keep Home, Watertown, where she had been a patient several months.

Arrangements with the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St., are incomplete.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

She is survived by a daughter, Eleanor H. Youngs, Pulaski, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Marion Litts, died June 20, 1984.

She was born Mae Stark in Pulaski Sept. 9, 1899, and was graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School.

She married N. Brimmer Hunt July 14, 1920, in Pulaski. A former manager of the A&P grocery store, he died July 2, 1965.

Mrs. Hunt had lived in Pulaski all her life. She was the organist at St. James Episcopal Church for more than 50 years, and was a member of the Pulaski Daughters of the American Revolution, the Order of the Eastern Star 159 and the Pulaski Civic Club.

PULASKI NATIVE, PIANIST ADA SANDERSON DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 20, 1990

Ada L. Sanderson, 83, of Spring Brook Apartments, died Thursday in Hillcrest Nursing Home, Oswego, where she had been a patient several years.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Daysville Cemetery, Town of Richland.

There will be no calling hours.

She is survived by her husband, James I.; a sister, Colette Skinner, Pulaski; two nieces and a nephew.

Born in Pulaski March 7, 1907, the daughter of Nate and Ethel Smiley Wilber, she was graduated from Pulaski Academy and attended Syracuse University.

She was married to James I. Sanderson Feb. 4, 1934, in the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. John W. Warren officiating. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm on Route 3 for 40 years, retiring in 1975.

Mrs. Sanderson was a pianist, and performed in area talent shows and at benefits.

She was a member of the Pulaski Daughters of the American Revolution.

JAMES I. SANDERSON, EX-DAIRY FARMER, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 25, 1990

James I. Sanderson, 82, Route 3, died Thursday in Oswego Hospital after a long illness.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St., with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Daysville Cemetery, Town of Richland.

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

He is survived by a brother, John W., Pulaski; several nieces and nephews.

Born March 17, 1908 in the Town of Richland, the son of Frank and Angie Cleveland Sanderson, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy and married Ada L. Wilber Feb. 4, 1934. She died April 19, 1990. Mr. Sanderson had owned and operated a dairy farm on Route 3 for 40 years, retiring in 1975.

ROBERT L. HUNTER, 52, STATE EMPLOYEE, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 1, 1990

The funeral for Robert L. Hunter, 52, of 4654 Brickyard Falls Road, Manlius, a native of Watertown, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating.

Mr. Hunter died Monday at home. He had suffered from arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Donations may be made to any United Friends of Homeless Animals.

He is survived by a son, Brad, Germany; a daughter, Patricia Hunter, Syracuse; a granddaughter, and a brother, Thomas, Pulaski.

Born Aug. 8, 1937, in Watertown, son of Arnold and Hazel Church Hunter, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1956 and received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Empire State College in 1978 and certification in labor relations from Cornell University, Ithaca, in 1986.

A marriage ended in divorce.

Mr. Hunter had been employed 17 years by the New York Statewide Employee Assistance Program at the State Office Building, Syracuse, where he was the regional field representative there.

He was also an accredited alcoholism counselor.

MARYLYN C. CROCKER DIES AT 66

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 12, 1990

Marylyn C. Crocker, 66, of 7420 Lincoln Ave., former proprietor of a Pulaski clothing store, died Monday in the State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, after a long illness.

The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Richard A. Clay, rector, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance. A blood drive will also be held in her memory from noon to 5 p.m. June 21 at the Pulaski American Legion.

Surviving are two sons, Christopher J. and Timothy J., both of Pulaski; a daughter, Tamara J. Woodruff, Pulaski; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Edward Carl, St. Petersburg, Fla., Roy Carl, Watsonville, Calif., and Don Carl, Pulaski, and a sister, Patricia C. Davis, Pulaski.

Born May 21, 1924, in Adams, a daughter of Howard E. and Mary Bowen Carl, she was graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1942, where she was valedictorian of her class. She also attended the Kings County School of Nursing, Brooklyn.

She married Howard A. “Bud” Crocker Jr. March 4, 1944.

Mrs. Crocker resided most of her life in Pulaski. She was employed as a nurse in the offices of Dr. Mason. She later owned and operated Tinytown, a clothing store in Pulaski, retiring in 1983.

Mr. and Mrs. Crocker also owned and operated Crocker’s Tractor Sales in Pulaski from 1955 to 1976. Mr. Crocker was a former instructor at the Oswego County BOCES. He also owned various car dealerships. A native of Pulaski, he died Nov. 22, 1988, at the age of 64.

Mrs. Crocker was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Northern Oswego County Ambulance and the Pulaski Academy Central School Alumni Association. She was a charter member of the United Friends of Homeless Animals.

Mrs. Crocker also helped to organize the movement to change the name of the Pulaski Elementary School to the Laura M. Sharp Elementary School.

JAY C. LUCZAK, 20, DIES IN PULASKI CAR CRASH

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 15, 1990

Jay C. Luczak, 20, of Route 3, Port Ontario died Saturday morning in a car accident on Route 13 in the Town of Richland.

The funeral will be Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date.

There will be no calling hours.

Mr. Luczak is survived by his parents, Mark and Dee Manning of Port Ontario; two sisters, Barbara Luczak of Port Ontario, Deborah Cimilluca of New Haven; and a stepbrother, Gregory Manning of North Syracuse.

He was born Dec. 31, 1969, in Syracuse. He graduated from St. Rose of Lima Junior High School in North Syracuse and graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1988. He also graduated from Alfred State Technical College in Wellsville. He was employed as Syracuse Merit Electric as an electrician.

He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed basketball. He had lived in Pulaski since 1982.

CHARLES H. KAINE, 73, RETIRED TEACHER, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 11, 1990

Charles H. Kaine, 73, County Route 22, died Monday in Oswego Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pine Meadows Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Robert Green officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Dugway.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St., Pulaski. Donations may be made to the Pine Meadows Wesleyan Church or Gideon’s International in Watertown.

Surviving are his wife, L. Merlin; a son, Sidney C., Altmar; a daughter, Linda J. Pijor, Fairfield, Conn.; four grandchildren; a brother, Derold, Cuylmer, and two sisters, Dorothy Murray, Baldwinsville, and Muriel Weldon, Parish.

Born March 23, 1917, in the Town of Orwell, son of Harold and Bernice Wiggins Kaine, he was graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1935 and received a bachelor’s degree from Houghton College in 1939.

He received a master’s degree in education and administration from Syracuse University in 1948, and a master’s degree in science from SU in 1959.

Mr. Kaine was a high school science teacher at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School for 39 years, retiring in 1979.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. He married Lillian Merlin Janacek April 9, 1942, at Sandy Creek.

Mr. Kaine was a member of the Pine Meadows Wesleyan Church, the Watertown Chapter of Gideon’s International, the Russell Tryon American Legion Post 1435, the New York State Retired Teachers Association and the Oswego County Retired Teachers Association.

MAE B. WORME, RETIRED TEACHER, DIES AT 83

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 15, 1990

Mae B. Worme, 83, of 7419 Port St., died Thursday at Community General Hospital in Syracuse, where she had been a patient for two weeks.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of the Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Park United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two nephews.

Born Jan. 4, 1907, in Richland, daughter of Tracy and Blanche Petrie Burch, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School and later from Oswego Teachers College. She taught at schools on Long Island and later at Altmar School for many years, retiring in 1970.

She first married James R. Lugar, who died Aug. 15, 1962. She married Hugh Worme in 1975.

She was a member of the Pulaski Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 159 and served as a grand chaplain at one time. She was also a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, the Oswego County Retired Teachers Association, the Pulaski DAR, Park United Methodist Church, the Pulaski Tuesday Club and the Pulaski Civic Club.

JOHN L. SCHNEIDER, 81, OF PULASKI, FORMER RICHLAND SUPERVISOR, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 1, 1990

John L. Schneider, 81, of 7510 Delano St., former Town of Richland supervisor and legislator, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Anthony Keeffe, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department building fund, St. John’s the Evangelist Church or Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Surviving are his wife, Doris; three brothers, Ferdinand J., Syracuse, Rudolph R., Baldwinsville, and Edwin R., Oneida; four sisters, Elsie Schneider, Kathryn Schneider and Helen VonHoltz, all of Oswego, and Margaret Eron, Camillus, and several nieces and nephews.

He was born Aug. 21, 1909, in Chicago, Ill., a son of Rudolph and Caroline Fischer Schneider. He moved to Pulaski in 1928, the same year he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School.

He married Doris Clark of Mexico May 7, 1965, at Park Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank A. Halse Jr. officiating.

Mr. Schneider was a former supervisor and legislator for the Town of Richland, having served several terms in those capacities. He was also employed as Oswego County highway superintendent for many years, retiring in 1977.

Mr. Schneider operated Schneider Sales and Service in Pulaski, selling Chrysler products, from 1928 to 1956. He drove school bus for Pulaski Central School for 19 years, and until recently was an Oswego County court assistant at the Pulaski courthouse.

Mr. Schneider was very active in his community. He was a charter member of both the Pulaski Service Club and the Pulaski Lions Club, and a 50-year member of Pulaski Grange 730.

A 59-year member and former chief of the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department, Mr. Schneider marched with the fire department for the 59th consecutive time in Pulaski’s 1990 Memorial Day parade. He was a former 11-year member of Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Mr. Schneider was a life member and past president of the Mad River Hunting Club, and was one of the founding members of an airplane flying club which gave flying lessons on Rome Road. He was also a member of St. John’s the Evangelist Church.

KAREN L. TILKINS, 25, IS DEAD IN RICHLAND

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 17, 1990

Karen L. Tilkins, 25, of County Route 48, died Friday at her home after an extended illness.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home in Pulaski, with Pastor Elizabeth Mowry of the Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Miss Tilkins is survived by her mother and stepfather, Nancy and William Reynolds; three brothers, Richard E. and Rodney A., both of Richland, and William H. of Pulaski; two stepbrothers, David Reynolds of Syracuse and William H. Reynolds of Fulton; one stepsister, Renae Bouchard of Fulton; her maternal grandmother, Beatrice Lloyd of Pulaski; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her father, Richard E. Tilkins, died in 1987.

She was born in Watertown Nov. 11, 1965. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1983.

MILDRED G. DAWLEY, NATIVE OF PULASKI, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 31, 1991

Mildred G. Dawley, 66, of Deerfield Apartments, 7633 Delano St., died Wednesday at her home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 7385 Park St.

Surviving are a daughter, Connie L. Roberts, Liverpool; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Donald Balcom, Syracuse, and Lyle “Speedy” Balcom, Pulaski; and a sister, Shirley Hort, Pulaski.

Born in Pulaski Sept. 13, 1924, a daughter of Charles and Leona Lighthall Balcom, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1940. She later attended cosmetology school in New York City.

Mrs. Dawley was a life resident of Pulaski and a member of the Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 7289.

A marriage ended in divorce.

ROBERT HASTINGS, 74, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 14, 1991

Robert H. Hastings, 74, of 9122 E. First St., chairman of Holstein-Friesian World Inc. and former Sandy Creek village trustee, died Wednesday at his winter home in Dunedin, Fla.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Janet Gibbs, pastor, officiating. The body will be cremated. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in the spring.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Summerville Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Oswego County Hospice, in care of the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski, NY 13142, or to Hospice Care Inc., 300 E. Bay Drive, Largo, Fla., 34640.

Surviving are his wife, Jean; two sons, Joel P., Sandy Creek, and Mark H., Naples, Italy; a daughter, Patricia C. Hastings, San Francisco, Calif.; a grandson, and a brother, Perry W., Pulaski.

He was born March 11, 1917, in Watertown, a son of Eugene Morenus and Carolyn Mae Haven Hastings. He graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1935 and attended the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse from 1936 to 1938.

Mr. Hastings was a realtor for the Hastings Agency in Pulaski from 1939 to 1940. He served in the Army from 1940 to 1946, achieving the rank of master sergeant.

Mr. Hastings married Helen Prescott March 4, 1944, at the Prescott family home at Sandy Creek. Long active in civic affairs, she died Nov. 24, 1984, at the age of 65. He later married the former Jean Chamberlain in September 1987, at the Hastings home.

Mr. Hastings was employed by Holstein-Friesian World Inc., publishers of cattle magazines for breeders of registered Holstein dairy cattle, from 1946 to 1984. He joined the publication as editor of New York Holstein-Friesian News from 1946 to 1957, and was associate editor of Pennsylvania Holstein News from 1956 to 1957. He was associate editor of Holstein World from 1949 to 1959, executive editor of Holstein World from 1968 to 1976, editor of Holstein World from 1976 to 1981, and publisher of Holstein World from 1981 until his retirement in 1984.

Mr. Hastings was also director of Holstein-Friesian World Inc. from 1956 to 1976, its president from 1976 to 1980 and its chairman from 1980 until his death.

He was a Sandy Creek village trustee from 1956 to 1972, a trustee of the Ainsworth Memorial Library from 1955 to 1980 and a trustee of the North Country Library System from 1973 to 1978.

Mr. Hastings was a member of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, New York Holstein-Friesian Association, Oswego County Holstein Club, the Council on Agriculture, Science and Technology and the Dairy Shrine. He was also a member of the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church and Cable Trail Post 8534, Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served as the post quartermaster from 1948 to 1950.

Mr. Hastings was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1970. One of the privileges associated with the title is to be an honorary guest at the Kentucky Derby. It is the same designation as that given to Colonel Sanders of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chain.

CITY NATIVE TIMOTHY S. DONAHOE, 22, KILLED WHEN CAR ROLLS OVER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 3, 1991

Timothy S. Donahoe, 22, Weedsport, a native of Watertown, was killed early Sunday in a one-car accident on Route 104 in the Cayuga County town of Sterling.

He was pronounced dead at the scene following the 3:25 a.m. accident.

State police said his westbound vehicle failed to negotiate a curve a short distance west of Martville. It went into a ditch, became airborne, then rolled over twice and landed on its roof.

The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Applegate Funeral Home, 102 West St., Ilion, with the Rev. Jack Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Litchfield Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Surviving are his parents, Murray and Marsha Mroz Donahoe, Weedsport; a brother, Christopher, Weedsport; his paternal grandmother, Doris Donahoe, Litchfield; his maternal grandmother, Lois Mroz, Ilion, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Born Aug. 20, 1968, in Watertown, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and attended Morrisville College of Technology.

Mr. Donahoe was employed by Agway in Auburn and was formerly employed by the Blount Lumber Co., Lacona.

NORMAN H. BUSH, ORWELL, DIES IN OSWEGO

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 22, 1991

Norman H. Bush, 77, of County Route 22, Orwell, died Sunday at Harwood Nursing Home, Oswego.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. David S. Rudd officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby H.; two sons, Ronald N., Orwell, and Terry J., Richland; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beulah Dodge, Pierrepont Manor.

Born July 5, 1914, in Williamstown, son of Harry and Ethel Roser Bush, he lived in the Orwell and Ricard area for the past 60 years. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1935.

He married Ruby H. Mills Jan. 23, 1938.

Mr. Bush began working as a dairy farmer in 1938 and retired in 1970. He served as a councilman for the town of Orwell for several years. He was a member of the Orwell Union Church, the Ricard Grange and the Orwell Fish and Game Club and was a member and past officer of the Dairymen’s League.

HERBERT C. WEBB DIES IN SYRACUSE AT 87

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 2, 1991

Herbert C. Webb, 87, Springbrook Apartments, retired postmaster at Fernwood, died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Gideons International.

Surviving are his wife, Greta B.; four sons, Herbert Jay, Fayetteville, John Wesley, Saratoga, William Allen, Canton, and Richard James, Cicero; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Lewis, Fernwood; and a sister, Inabelle Webb, Wallingford, Vt.

A brother, Allen, died previously.

He was born Dec. 22, 1903, in the town of Richland, a son of Herbert J. and Ina I. Bentley Webb. He lived in the Pulaski and Fernwood areas most of his life. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1921 and later attended Syracuse and Cornell universities.

He married Greta Bradshaw July 14, 1926, in Cannifton, Ontario.

In 1969, he retired as postmaster of the Fernwood Post Office, where he had worked for 40 years. Mr. Webb had also served as a clerk for the Pulaski Central School Board.

He was a member of Gideons International, Fernwood Baptist Church, and the Bible Baptist Church in Oswego.

FUNERAL WEDNESDAY FOR JAMES F. LYNCH, 79

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 21, 1992

The funeral for James F. Lynch, 79, of 4021 Harborview Road, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Liam O’Doherty, pastor of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Sackets Harbor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, town of Henderson, in the spring.

Mr. Lynch died at 8:40 p.m. Thursday at Broward General Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he had been a patient one day.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Henderson Rescue Squad.

Surviving are a son, James B., Adams; a daughter, Helen Goodrich, Johnson City; three stepsons, Bernard and John Doran, both of Long Island, and Ronald Doran, Fort Lauderdale; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evestyne David, Syracuse, Marie Littlefield, Belleville, and Arean Staplin, Mexico; and a half-brother, Robert French, Mexico.

He was born Oct. 16, 1912, in Oswego County. He graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1930, and served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Lynch was employed on various construction projects in Central New York through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 910, Watertown.

He married Virginia J. Doran on Aug. 31, 1964, in Elkton, Md. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

Mr. Lynch and his wife, Virginia, had lived on Harborview Road since their marriage. Mrs. Lynch was employed at the Henderson Harbor post office for 12 years. She died Jan. 27, 1982, at the age of 67.

Mr. Lynch spent winters in Florida for several years.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus Harbor Council 7522, Rising Light Masonic Lodge 637, Belleville, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 910, Watertown. He was also a member of American Legion Post 1757, Sackets Harbor, and a life member of the South Jefferson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Adams.

GEORGE L. BONNIE, 82, WW II VETERAN, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 15, 1992

George L. Bonnie, 82, of 7409 Salina St., a lifetime resident of Pulaski and a decorated World War II veteran, died Friday at Oswego County Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of the Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Donations can be made to Pulaski Ringgold Fire Department Building Fund or the Northern Oswego County Ambulance Corps.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta A.; two daughters, Vawn B. Otis, Pulaski, and Kristie A. Van Dyke, both of Pulaski; two sons, Robert A. Clark, Las Vegas, Nev., and George F. Shaw II, Pulaski; two sisters, Marjorie Bonnie, Syracuse, and Murial VanWie, Pulaski; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Born Sept. 16, 1909, he was the son of G. Addison and Grace Ryther Bonnie. He graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1929 and then served with the Army’s 301st Heavy Field Armor Company from 1943 to 1945. During World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and also participated in the D-Day landing in France.

He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Medal for his service in the war.

Mr. Bonnie owned and operated Bonnie Contracting from 1950 until 1971, when he retired. He had previously worked as a carpenter for his father in Pulaski for many years.

He was a 47-year member and past commander of the Robert Edwards Post 358, American Legion, and was a member and past commander of both the VFW Post 7289, and the Oswego County Council VFW.

Mr. Bonnie married Mildred Jacobsen, who died May 5, 1977. He married Roberta Shaw on June 30, 1979.

BURNISE WATERSTRIPE, ONCE OF PULASKI, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 23, 1992

Burnise J. Waterstripe, 87, formerly of Pulaski, died Saturday at James Square Nursing Home, Syracuse, after a long illness.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil H. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery later this spring.

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

Surviving are two sons, Robert E., Traverse City, Mich., and Harold J., Mattydale; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter and two sisters, Clare Mae Britt and Jeanette Sprague, both of Larue, Texas.

Born Nov. 3, 1904, in Clarence, Mo., son of Emerson and Alice Lister Waterstripe, he moved to the Pulaski area in 1917. In 1923, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School and was a substitute rural letter carrier for many years.

He had also been employed as an auto and farm machinery mechanic at Mexico Motor Car Co. and Clement Farm Implement Co.

He married Nola Bradley Sept. 29, 1924. Mrs. Waterstripe died July 29, 1986.

Mr. Waterstripe was a member of the Richland Church of Christ and the Pulaski Senior Citizens Group.

CLARENCE W. HOLLIS DIES AT AGE OF 77

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 16, 1992

Clarence W. Hollis, 77, of Parkview Manor, former resident of Pulaski, died Wednesday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton.

The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St., Pulaski, with the Rev. James Tschudy officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette M.; six sons, David, Fulton, Donald, Plattsburgh, Robert, Birdsboro, Pa., James, Central Square, and Keith and Nathan, both of Pulaski; four daughters, Carol Maloney, Kirkville, Cindy Pettit, Central Square, and Karen Dashnaw and Claudia Clark, both of Pulaski; 25 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marion and Beverly Soule, both of Hernando, Fla.

He was born on July 17, 1914, a son of Frank and Ruth Wardwell Hollis, and graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1932.

He married Jeanette Bonnie on Oct. 14, 1940.

Mr. Hollis retired in 1984 after 30 years as owner and operator of Hollis Lawn and Garden in Pulaski, and was previously owner of a Buick automobile dealership in Pulaski. He moved to Mexico in 1989 after living in Florida for five years. He was also employed as a foreman for several years on the Iroquois Dam Project on the St. Lawrence Seaway.

He was a communicant of Pulaski Congregational Church and a former member of the Ringgold Fire Department in Pulaski.

THOMAS M. BUTLER JR. RITES SLATED

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 20, 1992

The funeral for Thomas M. Butler Jr., 22, of 7463 Box St., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Butler was operating a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on Route 3 in the town of Sandy Creek as part of a “Poker Run” with members of the Iron Block Northern New York Harley Owners Association when he entered the opposite lane and collided head-on with a car, according to state police. He sustained internal injuries and died en route to the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse.

Calling hours were scheduled for 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the Pulaski Ringgold Fire Department Building Fund or to Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Surviving are his wife, Kelly M.; his parents, Thomas M. and Beverly C. Hubbard Butler, Pulaski; a sister, Jody M., Pulaski; his paternal grandparents, Max and Margaret Butler, Pulaski; his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Madeline Hubbard, Pulaski; his paternal great-grandmother, Pauline Manwaring, Pulaski; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Born April 12, 1970, in Limestone, Maine, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and from the Technical Carrier Center. He married Kelly M. Sanderson Sept. 26, 1990.

Mr. Butler was employed by Burns and Roe Inc. He was a communicant of Park United Methodist Church and a member of Ducks Unlimited, the Iron Block Northern New York Harley Owners Association and the National Rifle Association.

BUTLER FUNERAL SLATED TUESDAY

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 20, 1992

The funeral for Thomas M. Butler Jr., 22, of 7463 Box St., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Butler was operating a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on Route 3 in the town of Sandy Creek as part of a “Poker Run” with members of the Iron Block Northern New York Harley Owners Association when he entered the opposite lane and collided head-on with a car, according to state police. He sustained internal injuries and died en route to the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse.

Calling hours were scheduled for 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the Pulaski Ringgold Fire Department Building Fund or to Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Surviving are his wife, Kelly M.; his parents, Thomas M. and Beverly C. Hubbard Butler, Pulaski; a sister, Jody M., Pulaski; his paternal grandparents, Max and Margaret Butler, Pulaski; his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Madeline Hubbard, Pulaski; his paternal great-grandmother, Pauline Manwaring, Pulaski; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Born April 12, 1970, in Limestone, Maine, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and from the Technical Carrier Center. He married Kelly M. Sanderson Sept. 26, 1990.

Mr. Butler was employed by Burns and Roe Inc. He was a communicant of Park United Methodist Church and a member of Ducks Unlimited, the Iron Block Northern New York Harley Owners Association and the National Rifle Association.

LEWIS M. CARR, 81, CLAYTON, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 26, 1992

Lewis M. Carr, 81, Clayton Center Road, former Clayton superintendent of highways, died at 10:56 a.m. Tuesday at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where he had been admitted Aug. 18.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Depauville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph A. DeGroote, pastor, and Bishop Clarence “Cal” Hager of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiating. Burial will be in Depauville Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Cummings Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Depauville Rescue Squad or to the Clayton Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

Surviving are his wife, Angela B.; four sons, Charles L., Weiden, Germany, E. Thomas and Larry F., both of Clayton, and Jerry F., Whittier, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence “Cal” (Lou Anne) Hager, Orange, Conn.; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Riley, Richland; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Born Nov. 25, 1910, in Richland, son of Edward L. and Chloe Pierce Carr, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and married Angela Babcock Aug. 4, 1933, in Asbury Methodist Church, Watertown, with the Rev. James W. Wilson, then pastor, officiating.

Following their marriage, the couple lived in Richland, where Mr. Carr was a farmer and was also employed by the W.P. Curtiss and Sons furniture business, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. and by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

He and his wife operated the Babcock farm in Clayton from 1940 to 1957. Mr. Carr also worked in construction and was a dynamite blaster, working on Interstate 81, the St. Lawrence Seaway project, and on various New York Telephone jobs. He also worked on runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

He was Clayton superintendent of highways for eight years, retiring in 1974.

Mr. Carr was a charter member of the Depauville Gun Club No. 4, a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, and was chief of rescue of the Jefferson County Civilian Defense Organization.

He enjoyed woodworking and taught lapidary (cutting and polishing gems) at the Thousand Islands Craft School. He was also a follower of craft shows and had his work exhibited.

HELEN E. WANSINK, 84, RETIRED FARMER, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 13, 1992

Helen E. Wansink, 84, F. Lacey Road, former dairy farmer, died Saturday morning at Easton Hospital, Easton, Pa.

She had been living with her daughter in Easton for the past several years.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry E. Plaugher officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Surviving are a son, Dirk, Pulaski; two daughters, Janice Beck, Easton, and Elizabeth Black, Dallas, Ore.; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a sister, Anna Cancro, Tarrytown.

She was born April 13, 1908, in Fernwood, a daughter of Frank and Mary Hutchinson Lacey. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1925 and from Pulaski teachers’ training class in 1926. She taught in the Pulaski school district for two years.

On Dec. 17, 1930, she married John Wansink. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm on F. Lacey Road for 50 years. Mr. Wansink died Jan. 6, 1978.

Mrs. Wansink was a member of the Fernwood Baptist Church, South Richland Grange and Pulaski Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 159.

LEON F. KELLAR, 85, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 9, 1993

Leon F. Kellar, 85, of Albion Crossroads, died Monday at his home.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Rome Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oswego County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

Surviving are two sisters, Neva Robinson and Amy Clement, both of Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews.

Born March 21, 1907, in town of Hounsfield, son of Frank and Anna R. Murray Kellar, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School.

He married Helen Barber, who died in 1949. He later married Dorothy Fairbrother, who died in 1975.

Mr. Kellar lived 50 years in Rome before moving to Pulaski in 1975. He retired in 1968 after 48 years with Revere Copper and Brass Co.

He was a member of the Oswego County Trappers Association and the National Rifle Association and the New York State Sheriffs Association. He was also a former member of the Pulaski Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Rome Lodge 869, F&AM.

MARVIN L. MINOT, 48, INSURANCE AGENT, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 24, 1993

Marvin L. Minot, 48, Richland Road, died Tuesday at his home of cancer.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Pulaski Baptist Church. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Pulaski Baptist Church or Oswego County Hospice.

Surviving are his wife, Susan; two sons, Scott J., Massena, and Douglas M., Pulaski; his parents, Marshall and Mildred Minot, Richland; three brothers, Michael, Vienna, Ohio, Melvyn, Richland, and Marshall Jr., Pulaski; a sister, Marianne Minot, Ellisburg; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Born in Syracuse, March 18, 1944, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1962 and from Cornell University, Ithaca, in 1966.

He married Susan E. Sherwood in June 1966, in the Danby Federated Church.

Mr. Minot was an agricultural economist from 1966 to 1974 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. He moved to Pulaski in 1974, and was a partner with his father operating the family farm from 1974 to 1989. He became an agent with Allstate Insurance in Pulaski in 1990.

He was a member and deacon of the Pulaski Baptist Church and a member of Pulaski Lodge 415, F&AM, and Pulaski Chapter 279, Royal Arch Masons. He was also a member of Pulaski Grange 730 and chairman of the finance committee of the Oswego County Extension Board.

DORIS ACKLEY MATTISON DIES AT 71

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 24, 1993

Doris Ackley Mattison, 71, Potter Road, died Monday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the family home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Doris Ackley Mattison Scholarship Fund of Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY 14478.

Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, is in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are her husband, Albert S.; a daughter, Nancy Mattison, Basel, Switzerland; a son, Richard G., Altmar; and three grandchildren.

Born in Altmar, April 23, 1921, a daughter of Arthur and Ruth Ellis Ackley, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School. In 1943, she graduated from Keuka College, and she received her master’s degree in 1960 from Syracuse University.

She married Albert S. Mattison in August 1945, in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Altmar.

Mrs. Mattison lived most of her life in the Orwell area. She retired as teacher and head of the social studies department after 15 years with Mexico Academy and Central School.

She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, the Education Honor Society at SU and the Tuesday Study Club. She was also president of the Pulaski Historical Society and served as curator of the Pulaski Museum.

CONSTANCE BALCOM DIES AT AGE 89

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 20, 1993

Constance R. Balcom, 89, of 7343 Lake St., died Friday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Oswego.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood, in the spring.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Ringgold Fire Department building fund or Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Surviving are five stepsons, Francis E., Pennellville, John R., Hannibal, Earl T., Milford, Ohio, David M. and Alton C., both of Pulaski; 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Born in Pulaski, March 18, 1904, a daughter of David and Helen Burr Rogers, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1922. She graduated from Sandy Creek Teachers Training Class in 1923, and from Oswego State Teachers College in 1938.

She taught elementary school at Pulaski Central School for 43 years, retiring June 30, 1967.

She married Vann Balcom May 16, 1972, at Park United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Miller officiating. Mr. Balcom, a dairy farmer, died in February 1980.

Mrs. Balcom was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, the Oswego County Retired Teachers Association, the Park United Methodist Church and its Alpha Class, Pulaski Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 157, the Pulaski Tuesday Study Club and the Rosa Garden Club. She was also a member and former trustee of Pulaski Public Library and a member of the Hilton Scholarship Committee.

TERRY GRIFFITH DIES IN CAR CRASH

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 5, 1993

Terry M. Griffith, 34, of 2105 Little Canada Road, Central Square, formerly of Pulaski, was killed early Tuesday morning when his car struck a tree off Route 11 in the Oswego County town of Hastings.

State police said no skid marks were found at the accident scene, indicating he may have fallen asleep while driving. He was southbound on Route 11 when his car went off the road at about 2 a.m., troopers said.

Mr. Griffith was heading home after having been fishing with friends on Lake Ontario near the Pine Grove Road in the town of Richland, police said. He had been drinking a while with his friends, police said.

The funeral will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Central Square Little League, in care of Colleen Avery, Mr. Griffith’s fiance, at 2105 Little Canada Road, Central Square.

Surviving are a daughter, Jessica L., Pulaski; his parents, Gerald and Betty Griffith, Pulaski; a brother, Marty, Pulaski; a nephew and several nieces.

Born in Oswego, Jan. 28, 1959, a son of Gerald and Betty Weisenburger Griffith, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1978.

Mr. Griffith was employed the past five years with Armstrong World Industries, Fulton, and previously was employed nine years with Pulaski Sales and Service.

He was a coach in the Central Square Little League.

Mr. Griffith was previously married.

MARY ANN MCKINLEY, RETIRED TEACHER, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 28, 1993

Mary Ann McKinley, 85, formerly of Spring Brook Apartments, died this morning at the Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Dugway.

A calling hour will be held one hour before the funeral Saturday at the funeral home.

Surviving is a sister, Adaline M. Moriarty, Pulaski.

Born Feb. 1, 1908, in the town of Richland, a daughter of Peter and Lizzie Waugh McKinley, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School, Pulaski Teachers’ Training Class and Oswego State Teachers College.

Miss McKinley taught remedial reading in Central Square Schools for 40 years, retiring in 1970. She also taught in New Haven and Orwell country schools for many years.

She had lived in Pulaski, Richland and Central Square and was a member of Park United Methodist Church and the New York State Retired Teachers Association.

REVA B. NELLIS, EX-WAITRESS, FARMER, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 8, 1994

Reva B. Nellis, 87, formerly of 8306 Salisbury St., died Monday at the Samaritan-Keep Nursing Home, Watertown, where she had been a resident since 1992.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Lorraine Zimmerman, pastor of Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Lacona Fire Department or Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Box 113, Pulaski N.Y. 13145.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Joyce) Barber, Sandy Creek, and Mrs. John (Reta) Blackmer, Lacona; two sons, Joseph, Lacona, and David, Fulton; two brothers, Rex Teachout, Pulaski, and Arnold Teachout, Zephyrhills, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Harold, died previously.

She was born in Redfield on Jan 17, 1909, a daughter of James and Agnes Balcom Teachout. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School.

She married Sumner C. Nellis April 24, 1929, at her parents’ Pulaski home with the Rev. T.T. Davies officiating. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in Pulaski from 1929 to 1938.

In 1938 they moved to a dairy farm on the Nellis Road which they operated until retiring in 1971. After their retirement their son Joseph took over the farm and the couple moved into their Salisbury Street home in the village. Mr. Nellis died in 1992.

Mrs. Nellis was a former waitress at the Lighthouse Hotel, Selkirk.

SANDY CREEK RESIDENT JAMES W. CAREY DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 21, 1994

James Ward Carey, 78, of 8141 Salisbury St., died at 7:15 a.m. Friday at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, where he had been a patient one day.

The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Summerville Funeral Home with the Rev. Lorraine Zimmerman, pastor of Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Sandy Creek United Methodist Church or to Oswego County Hospice in care of H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

Surviving are his wife, Betty N., a daughter, Mrs. Manley (Patricia) Thomas, Red Wing, Minn.; a son, Patrick Michael Carey, Sandy Pond; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Stanley (Minnie) Bennett, Roanoke, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

A sister, Mildred Kennedy, and three brothers, Durwood, Francis and Rex Carey, died before him.

Born July 17, 1915, in Lacona, son of James and Mae Kiesinger Carey, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1936 and married Betty N. Edgett of Sandy Creek March 21, 1942, in Sandy Creek.

Mr. Carey lived in Pulaski for 20 years prior to moving to Sandy Creek in 1965.

He was a meat cutter for stores in Pulaski and Sandy Creek and was a custodian at Sandy Creek Central School. He retired in 1977.

Mr. Carey was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1944 to 1946.

He was a former member of the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department in Pulaski and a member and past commander of Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358, Pulaski.

LLOYD OTIS, PULASKI, DIES IN SYRACUSE AT 67

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 23, 1994

Lloyd J. Otis, 67, Otis Acres Drive, town of Richland supervisor, died Saturday at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Pulaski Area Little League in care of Jan Wilson, Ontario Drive, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

Surviving are his wife, Vawn B.; two sons, James K., Fulton, and Tim A., Seneca Falls; a daughter, Kim A., Granby, Mass.; two brothers, W. Harley, Adams Center, and Howard, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Elizabeth Anderson, North Syracuse, and seven grandchildren.

Born Jan. 13, 1927, in the town of Richland, son of Earl and Pearle Bemis Otis, he was a life resident of the Pulaski area and graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1944. He served in the Merchant Marines and in the Navy in 1944 and 1945.

He was employed at Douglaston Manor Farm as manager for 14 years, retiring in 1989. He previously owned and operated a painting contracting business in Pulaski for 25 years.

Mr. Otis was town of Richland supervisor for the past seven years.

He married Vawn Bonney April 16, 1952, in Camden Methodist Church with the Rev. Carlton G. Van Ornum, then pastor, officiating.

Mr. Otis was a member and past president of the Pulaski school board from 1969 to 1976.

In 1957, he helped organize the Pulaski Little League program. He served as president and was also a manager and umpire for many years. The present Little League field is named Otis Field in honor of his years of service.

Mr. Otis was a member of Robert Edward American Legion Post 358.

BERTHA M. JOHNSON DIES AT AGE OF 87

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 23, 1994

Bertha M. Johnson, 87, Syracuse Road, died Tuesday in Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Taylor-Vida Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Wesleyan Cemetery, Boylston.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church or Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

She is survived by a son, Charles, Pulaski; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter C. Jennings, Albuquerque, N.M., and several nieces and nephews.

A son, Donald, died in 1983.

Born April 1, 1907, in Pulaski, she was the daughter of Jotham and Anna Crandall Jennings. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School.

She married Axel R. Johnson on Jan. 19, 1924, in Lacona. Mr. Johnson died in 1984.

Mrs. Johnson retired in 1969 as a cafeteria worker with Pulaski Academy and Central School and was previously employed with a Pulaski paper company.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church.

ARNOLD E. SEYER, ARMY VETERAN, DIES AT 71

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 27, 1994

Arnold E. Seyer, 71, of 7529 Maple Ave., died Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

A calling hour will be held one hour before the funeral Tuesday at the funeral home.

Surviving are a son, Dennis A., Pulaski; four grandchildren, an aunt and several cousins.

Born in Orwell on Dec. 17, 1922, a son of Ernest and Edna Greenfield Seyer, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1939.

Mr. Seyer had lived in the Pulaski area most of his life. He worked at General Electric Co. in Syracuse for several years and for the Richland Town Highway Department.

Mr. Seyer served in the Army from 1944 to 1947.

His wife, the former Eleanor Hall, died Feb. 7.

LEON D. LILLEY, NATIVE OF PULASKI, DIES AT 96

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 9, 1994

Leon D. Lilley, 96, Los Osos, Calif., retired school principal and a native of Pulaski, died Thursday in a hospital in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where he had been a patient for a month.

Services will be private.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Jean, Simi Valley, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Hastings, and two brothers, Otto R. and Erwin, all of Pulaski.

Born in 1898 in Pulaski, a son of Dexter M. and Elizabeth L. Lilley, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1917, attended Alfred University and graduated from Syracuse University.

He married Margaret Scott of Oswego in 1925. She died before him.

Mr. Lilley taught school in Ohio for a time, later moving to California, where he was a teacher and supervising principal of schools in Gonzalez, Calif.

Before his retirement, Mr. Lilley built an oceanside home at Morro Bay, Calif., and has been a resident of a retirees’ park in Los Osos, near San Luis Obispo, for the past several years.

BRADFORD D. ATKINSON, PORT ONTARIO, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 30, 1994

Bradford D. Atkinson, 68, of Hotchkiss Road, Port Ontario, died Monday at his home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Clay Berry, pastor of the Pulaski Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Daysville Cemetery, town of Richland.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Oswego County unit of the American Cancer Society.

Surviving are his wife, Arlene V.; two daughters, Jane Shugdinis, West Pittston, and Lorrie Francis, Pulaski; a son, Kenneth N., Mexico; four grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Wadsworth, Pulaski, and a brother, Carl, Mannsville.

Born Nov. 14, 1926, in Pulaski, a son of John W. and Cassia Joyner Atkinson, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1945 and from Syracuse University. He also attended Oswego State University College.

He married Arlene V. Nash on Sept. 1, 1954.

Mr. Atkinson retired in 1980 after 35 years of teaching. He taught English and music for 20 years in the Central Square School District. He also was employed for the past two years at Selkirk Shores State Park.

He was a member of the Oswego County and New York State retired teachers associations and a former member of the Ontario Performing Arts Society.

CLAIRE LEBEAU, 86, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 4, 1994

Claire E. LeBeau, 86, Maltby Road, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pulaski Baptist Church with the Rev. Clay Berry officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Pulaski Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, James and Donald, both of Pulaski; three daughters, Arlene J. Branch, Ogdensburg, Glenda Clark, Minneapolis, Minn., and Joyce Thompson, Pulaski; 18 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

A son, Richard, and a daughter, Helen Parker, died before her.

She was born April 7, 1908, in Pulaski, a daughter of Clifford and Ona Thorpe Kelsey. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1926 and from Central City Business Institute, Syracuse.

She married Frank J. LeBeau on April 7, 1928. He died in 1980.

Mrs. LeBeau was town secretary of Pulaski for 14 years, ending in 1973, and was Richland town clerk for many years. She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm on the Maltby Road for more than 40 years.

Mrs. LeBeau was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church, the Oswego County Baptist Women’s Council, the Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289 Auxiliary and the Pulaski Home Bureau and a life member of Pulaski Grange 730.

FERNWOOD RESIDENT W. LEWIS WEBB, 86, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 22, 1994

  1. Lewis Webb, 86, County Route 41A, Fernwood, died Wednesday at his home.The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pulaski Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Llewellyn Jones and the Rev. Richard Bennett officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

    Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St. Contributions may be made to the Pulaski Wesleyan Church or the Gideon Bible Society.

    Surviving are his wife, Ella C.; three sons, Donald L., David R. and Jerry R., all of Fernwood; three daughters, Marilyn N. Halsey, Mexico, Joyce A. Miller, Fernwood, and Shirley J. Bellows, Pulaski; a sister, Inabelle Webb, Vermont; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and several nephews.

    Born on Sept. 20, 1908, in Fernwood, son of Herbert and Ina Bentley Webb, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1927. He was a life resident of the Fernwood area.

    He married Ella Calkins on March 21, 1928.

    Mr. Webb was employed by Hauserman Construction Co. for more than 30 years, retiring in 1970. He also owned and operated a dairy farm for many years and was a former employee of the Oswego County Highway department for several years.

    He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 12, Syracuse, and a former member of Fernwood Baptist Church.

ERMA R. WATERS DIES IN SYRACUSE AT AGE 75

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 24, 1995

Erma R. Waters, 75, Deerfield Apartments, died Thursday at Hill Haven Nursing Home, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

Surviving are her husband, William; three sons, Richard V. Phillips, Snowflake, Ariz., Gary W. Phillips, Pulaski, and Paul E. Phillips, Sunrise, Fla.; a daughter, Margaret J. Hall, Pulaski; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a sister, Jane Taylor, Mesa, Ariz.

Born July 5, 1919, in Pulaski, a daughter of Jessie and Helena Fillmore, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1937.

She married William Waters on April 14, 1976. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

Mrs. Waters was a teachers aide for several years at the Pulaski school and was a member of Park United Methodist Church.

OSCEOLA NATIVE GERTRUDE CASTETTER, 92, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 4, 1995

Gertrude P. Castetter, 92, of Springbrook Apartments, died Thursday at Oswego Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Anthony Keeffe, pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, Parish.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Surviving are two sons, William Hort, Pulaski, and George A. Hort, Fulton; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Orin Colvin, Denver, Colo.

A brother, Lynn “Zeke” Colvin, and a sister, Lucy E. Morse, died before her.

Born July 19, 1902, in the town of Osceola, a daughter of William and Marsha Clemons Colvin, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1918.

She married Virgil Castetter in 1940. Mr. Castetter died in 1946.

A previous marriage to Francis T. Hort in 1920 ended in divorce.

Mrs. Castetter was employed by Detroit Creamery until 1953, when she moved to Syracuse. She was employed by Byrne Dairy in Syracuse until retiring in 1965, when she moved to Pulaski.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, the Pulaski Grange, Silver Crest Rebekah Lodge, Mexico, and Theatre a la Carte, Syracuse.

GENEVIEVE F. RICHARDSON, ADAMS, DIES AT 79

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 26, 1995

Genevieve F. Richardson, 79, North Main Street, formerly of Pulaski, died Saturday morning at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

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

Surviving are two sons, Robert W. Jr. and Kevin K., both of Watertown; two daughters, Betty Webb, Glens Falls, and Sandra Bradley, Adams, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Born July 23, 1915, in Watertown, a daughter of Charles Kent and Lena Robinson, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1934 and attended Powelson Business Institute, Syracuse.

She married Robert W. Richardson Sr. on April 10, 1937, in the rectory of the Geddes Street Congregational Church, Syracuse, with the Rev. S. Burman Long officiating.

Mr. Richardson, a sales representative for the Smith & Caffery Steel company, Liverpool, died on May 10, 1972.

Mr. and Mrs. Richardson lived in Pulaski from 1940 until 1966, when they moved to Adams.

JAMES W. LACELLE, REDFIELD, DIES AT AGE 79

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 12, 1995

James W. LaCelle, 79, County Route 17, died Tuesday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenboro Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Redfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife, M. Joyce; a son, James E. LaCelle, Mexico; two daughters, Barbara Ward, Hagerstown, Md., and Karen L. Cole, Earlville; two stepdaughters, Sally and Debbie Montieth, both of Redfield; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald “Bun” LaCelle, North Syracuse; 12 half-brothers and half-sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Born Nov. 6, 1915, in Pulaski, son of Clyde and Goldie Stowell LaCelle, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1933 and attended Cornell University, Ithaca.

Mr. LaCelle served in the Army from 1935 to 1938. He returned to the service in 1941, and served in the Pacific theater before leaving the service again in 1945.

He married Anna Snyder Crandall. She died in 1955. On Jan. 28, 1961, he married Margaret Yerdon.

Mr. LaCelle was a rural mail carrier for 44 years for the Williamstown post office. He retired in 1979.

He was a charter member of the Redfield Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Oswego County Republican Party. Mr. LaCelle was a 10-year member of the Tug Hill Commission and a member of the Redfield Town Council for 12 years. He was also a member of the Retired Postal Workers Association.

Mr. LaCelle worked with the summer recreation program in Redfield.

PATRICIA A. BURNS, NATIVE OF PULASKI, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 24, 1995

Patricia A. Burns, 53, of 311 Sand St., Syracuse, a native of Pulaski, was found dead Friday in Syracuse. An autopsy was to be conducted in Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Taylor-Vida Funeral Home, 7643 Jefferson St., with the Rev. John Hogan of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

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

Surviving are two sons, Scott and Eric Burns, both of Syracuse; her mother and stepfather, Kathryn and John Fish, Florida; five sisters, Mrs. Charles (Anna) Johnson, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Kinney, Mrs. Clinton (Bette) Woolson, Mrs. Keith (Bonnie) Ridgeway, all of Pulaski, and Adelaide Marie Burns, Fulton, and several nieces and nephews.

Born June 15, 1942, in Pulaski, daughter of Lyle and Kathryn Burns, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and moved to Syracuse 35 years ago.

Miss Burns was a machine operator with Borman & Peace.

RICHLAND NATIVE CLARENCE GRANT MURRAY DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 25, 1995

Clarence Grant Murray, 71, County Route 41A, Fernwood, a Richland native, died Wednesday at his home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fernwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lois Hoxie officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours were scheduled for 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Donations may be made to Fernwood United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian L.; a son, Gary R., Fernwood; a daughter, Susanne R. Hatfield, Fernwood; his mother, Mary Ruth Murray, Fernwood; three brothers, Clinton, Stuart, Fla., George, Baldwinsville, and Robert, Mexico; a sister, Charlotte Row, Pulaski, six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Born Feb. 17, 1924, in Richland, a son of Clarence G. and Mary Ruth Reynolds Murray, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1942.

He married Lillian L. Rose Sept. 29, 1946.

A member of Cable Trail Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lacona, he served in the Army from 1942 to 1945.

In 1983, he retired after 28 years of service as a mechanic for New Process Gear Division of Chrysler Corp., Syracuse.

He was a lifelong resident of the Fernwood area.

EX-DINER OPERATOR DONALD H. BELLINGER SR. DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 25, 1995

Donald H. Bellinger Sr., 81, of 47 Franklin St., formerly of Glenfield, died Wednesday at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Summerville Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard A. Bennett, pastor of Pulaski Wesleyan Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

There are no calling hours.

Surviving are his wife, Neltje Emma; a daughter, Mrs. Ira (Donna) Learned, Lacona; two sons, Donald J. “Dan” Jr., Pulaski, and Stephen R., Sandy Creek; a brother, Richard, Florida; two sisters, Louise Cronkite, Maryland, and Marie Phillips, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Born Sept. 23, 1914, in the town of Worth, son of Howard and Ida Crawford Bellinger, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central Schol in 1935 and married Neltje Emma Thomas on March 28, 1941, at Laytonsville, Md., with the Rev. Dillon B. Groves officiating.

He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression, worked for Eastman Kodak Co., Washington, D.C., and later served in the Navy during World War II as a first class petty officer and photography specialist.

Mr. and Mrs. Bellinger built, owned and operated Bellinger’s Truck Stop and Pine Diner, between Mannsville and Sandy Creek, retiring and moving to Glenfield in 1970. They returned to Sandy Creek this fall.

Mr. Bellinger was a member of Lowville Memorial American Legion Post 162 and was a former Mason.

PULASKI RESIDENT RUTH MAE EMERY DIES AT 83

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 31, 1995

Ruth Mae Emery, 83, of 7653 Jefferson St., died Friday at the home of her son, Edward, Mount Morris, after a long illness.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Baptist Church with the Rev. Clay Berry officiating. Spring burial, with full military honors, will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor-Vida Funeral Home, 7643 Jefferson St. Contributions may be made to Pulaski Baptist Church.

Surviving besides her son are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Margaret) Morin, Hilton; two brothers, Don Stock, Sandy Creek, and Roland Dean Stock, Mexico; a sister, Grace Geglia, Syracuse; two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Born May 17, 1912, in Mottville, daughter of George and Ida Banning Stock, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and married Charles Emery in September 1942 at Camp Kilmer, N.J. The couple lived in Pulaski all their married life. Mr. Emery died April 3, 1976.

Mrs. Emery served in the Women’s Army Corps at Fort Bragg, S.C., during World War II. She was a member of Pulaski Baptist Church, where she was a deaconess, and was a Girl Scout leader for many years.

KATHERINE HARE UPTON, PULASKI, DIES AT AGE 89

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 21, 1996

Katherine Hare Upton, 89, of 7425 Park St., died at Tuesday evening at Oswego Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to United Friends of Homeless Animals, Pulaski.

Surviving are a daughter, Jean Pelham, Delmar, and six grandchildren.

A son, David, died in 1993.

Born July 23, 1906, in Pulaski, daughter of Richard and Nettie Dingman Hare, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1926 and from Central City Business Institute, Syracuse, in 1927.

Prior to her marriage, she was employed by Farmers National Bank, Adams.

She married Harold C. Upton Feb. 22, 1932, in Pulaski at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr. Upton died Jan. 31, 1969.

Mrs. Upton was a member of Pulaski Senior Citizens, Pulaski Historical Society, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the United Friends of Homeless Animals. She also volunteered at Trash and Treasure Shop for many years.

She was receptionist at the Senior Nutrition Site in Pulaski for several years.

FLORENCE M. TOWSLEY, 83, DIES IN OSWEGO

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 23, 1996

Florence M. Towsley, 83, of 4016 Route 11 South, died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital.

The funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Taylor-Vida Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. John Hogan officiating. Spring burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Surviving are her husband, Richard; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Shirley) England, Sandy Creek, June Rivers, Mexico, and Mrs. David (Mary Jane) Mayers, Clay; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Born Feb. 7, 1913, in Petersburg, Iowa, daughter of John and Margaret Willenborg Sassen, she graduated from Pulaski Academy, Pulaski Training School and had taught school prior to her marriage.

She married Richard A. Towsley June 12, 1937, in St. John the Evangelist Church. The couple had operated a farm in Pulaski since their marriage.

Mrs. Towsley was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and a member of the Pulaski Senior Citizens Club.

RETIRED TEACHER ADALINE MORIARTY, 91, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 1, 1996

Adaline M. Moriarty, 91, formerly of Jefferson Street, retired teacher, died Thursday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home, Oswego.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hogan officiating. Spring burial will be in Maplelawn Cemetery, Dugway.

There will be a calling hour from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

There are no known survivors. Before Mrs. Moriarty’s death, a close friend, Kathleen Minnick, Pulaski, cared for her.

A sister, Mary McKinley, died before her.

Born April 16, 1905, at Albion, daughter of Peter and Lizzie Waugh McKinley, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School and Fredonia State Teachers College. Mrs. Moriarty resided at Richland and Marathon, retiring in 1970 from the Marathon School District, where she had taught kindergarten and art.

She married Harry Moriarty in 1933. Mr. Moriarty died in 1939.

She was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association.

LACONA NATIVE JANICE P. CRANDALL, 73, DIES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 17, 1996

Janice P. Crandall, 73, North Street, died Tuesday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home, Oswego.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Catherine Salisbury officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Jana Craig, Houston, Texas, Margo Orton, Pulaski, and Donelle Sullivan, Eagle River, Alaska; two stepdaughters, Nancy Kates, Scottsville, and Dianne Ingraham, Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Verna Backus, Sandy Creek; and six grandchildren.

Born March 18, 1923, at Lacona, daughter of W. MacKenzie and Gaynalle Wart Petrie, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and Central City Business Institute, Syracuse.

She married Edward William Orton on Dec. 7, 1946, in Pulaski Methodist Church with the Rev. James N. Pauley, then pastor, officiating. Mr. Orton was killed in an automobile accident July 4, 1957, near Norwood.

Mrs. Crandall retired after 15 years with the offices of Dr. Hugh McChesney and also had been employed by Northern Oswego County Health Services and Ontario Iron Works.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and a former member of Elms Golf Club, Sandy Creek. She had been a Girl Scout leader for several years.

SARAH M. LOGAN REGISTERED NURSE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 25, 1996

Sarah McShane Logan, 77, formerly of Pulaski, died Saturday at Southeast Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, N.C.

Mrs. Logan lived in Rutherfordton, N.C., from 1950 to 1973, when she moved to Lumberton.

Born Dec. 3, 1918, in New York City, daughter of James J. and Mary Ann Carroll McShane, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1936.

She attended Iowa University and Marywood College, Scranton, Pa., and received a registered nursing degree from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, Md.

Mrs. Logan was employed by the Veterans Administration Hospital in Baltimore for several years.

A marriage to Dr. Frank H. Logan in 1946 ended in divorce.

Mrs. Logan was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lumberton.

Surviving are a sister, Mary T. Brown, Lumberton, a summer resident of Tupper Lake, and several nieces and nephews.

Three brothers, James G., Charles P. and William McShane, died before her.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. John Hogan, pastor, officiating.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St.

HAZEL BABCOCK OWNED HARBOR BUILDERS

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 27, 1996

Hazel Lester Babcock, 75, of 7810 County Route 178, died Wednesday at Colorado Springs, Colo.

A resident of Henderson for more than 50 years, Mrs. Babcock owned Harbor Builders and was a former member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.

Born April 28, 1921, at Richland, daughter of Hobert and Catherine Bennett Lester, she graduated from Pulaski Academy. She married Ralph H. Babcock on June 7, 1941, at her parents’ home. The marriage ended in divorce in 1985.

She was a member of Henderson United Methodist Church, former president of Henderson Board of Education, former treasurer and matron of Henderson Chapter 310, Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Belleville Eudora Chapter 136, OES.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph Lester, Henderson, and Bruce, Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Juanita, Norwood, Ferne Hoffman, Colorado Springs, and Linda Babcock-Sudkamp, Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Mildred Minot, Richland, Dorothy Schryver, Mannsville, and Irma Chapman, Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

The body was cremated, and the funeral will be private. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Henderson Methodist Church, Henderson Library or a charity of one’s choice.

GENEVIEVE M. PORTER RETIRED GREENHOUSE OWNER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 2, 1996

Genevieve Morrison Porter, 84, Springbrook Apartments, died Thursday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mrs. Porter owned and operated Morrison’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop for 20 years, retiring in 1977.

Born Aug. 18, 1912, in Osceola, daughter of John E. and Esther Rowell Clemens, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1930 and Pulaski teachers training class in 1931.

She married Harold C. Morrison on Sept. 24, 1932. Mr. Morrison, retired Richland town clerk and tax collector, died Oct. 7, 1977. She married Clifton Porter in 1991. He died in 1993.

Mrs. Porter lived in Pulaski from 1932 to 1980, when she moved to Michigan. She spent winters in Florida, returning to Pulaski in 1994.

She was a member of Pulaski Baptist Church and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, Howard J. Morrison, Pulaski; a sister, Lois Gage, Camden, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Baptist Church or Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

DOROTHY GIBBS FORMER AVON REPRESENTATIVE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 12, 1996

Dorothy Gibbs, 60, of 6985 Van Antwerp Drive, Cicero, formerly of Richland, died Sunday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Gibbs was a representative for Avon products for 25 years and was a member of Richland Fire Department Auxiliary. She lived most of her life in Richland until moving to Cicero in 1991.

Born July 13, 1936, in Richland, daughter of Stanley and Nan Brennan Whaley, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1954. She married Robert C. Gibbs, a native of Henderson, on May 5, 1956. He died Aug. 11, 1984.

Surviving are a son, Robert C. Jr., Richland; her mother, Nan Whaley, Pulaski; two brothers, Edward Whaley, Bowling Green, Ky., and Phillip Whaley, Auburn; three sisters Jody Cusson, West Amboy, Barbara Moot, Pulaski, and Carol Ives, Elbridge; her fiance, Patrick Bergin, Cicero, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Richland Fire Department.

ALICE G. NICHOLS

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – November 17, 1996

Alice G. Nichols, 87, died Friday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego.

A life resident of Pulaski, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1928, graduated from Pulaski Training Class and from Oswego State Teachers College.

She taught at Rome School for the Deaf for 20 years, retiring in 1974. She also taught in area rural schools for several years.

Miss Nichols was a member of the Fernwood United Methodist Church, the New York State Retired Teachers Association and the Oswego County Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are a sister, Frances I. Nichols of Pulaski, and several cousins.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., Pulaski. Spring burial will be in Mexico Cemetery.

Calling hours are noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Fernwood United Methodist Church.

FLORENCE “BEAR” LITTS RV PARK OWNER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 30, 1996

Florence S. “Bear” Litts, 75, of 7065 Route 3, died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Litts was a therapy assistant for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital and operated an adult home in Pulaski before becoming co-owner of the Bear’s Sleepy Hollow RV Park, which she operated for 16 years, retiring in 1994. She was also a citizens band radio operator for many years, going by the handle “Running Bear.”

Born May 15, 1921, in Pulaski, daughter of George and Vesta Smart Cates, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School and lived in Pulaski her entire life.

She married Clarence “Pete” Litts on May 15, 1938, in her parents’ home with the Rev. Albert E. Lawrence officiating.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, James, Pulaski, and John, St. Petersburg, Fla.; four daughters, Janet Pfluger, Altmar, and Joan Fitzpatrick, Jean Harvey and Julie Gregory, all of Pulaski, 18 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Spring burial will be in Daysville Cemetery.

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

KATHLEEN A. ELLIS NURSE PRACTITIONER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 30, 1996

Kathleen A. Ellis, 52, of 215 Valley Road, died Sunday evening at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. She had been ill with cancer.

Mrs. Ellis had been a nurse practitioner at Northern Oswego County Health Services since 1969, when the center opened. She also worked four years at the agency’s Mexico office.

She had lived in the Pulaski and Lacona areas all her life and was a member of the National American Quarter Horse Association and the state Nurse Practitioners Association.

Born Dec. 9, 1944, in Syracuse, a daughter of Lawrence R. and Lucille E. Meade Plante, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1962 and the former Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Watertown, in 1965 as a registered nurse. She received a nurse practitioner degree from Community-General Hospital, Syracuse, in 1974.

She married Robert K. Ellis on July 1, 1967, at St. John the Evangelist Church with her cousin, the Rev. Albert R. Plante, and the Rev. Thomas P. Whalen, then pastor, officiating.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Lawrence K., Williamsburg, Va., and David A., Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Phyllis E. Fox, Maitland, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. John Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Oswego County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

MAX ARCHER BUTLER LUMBER AND FUEL CO. OWNER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 31, 1996

Max Archer Butler, 80, of 49 Park St., died Monday in Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

Mr. Butler and his brother, Harry M., Pulaski, owned and operated Butler Lumber and Fuel Co., which they bought from their father, for 40 years until Mr. Butler retired in 1986. He was also an accountant at Oswego Candy Works and at Sealright Corp., Fulton.

Born May 11, 1916, in Cazenovia, son of George and Florence Webber Butler, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1934 and from Rider Business College, Trenton, N.J. He served in the Navy Seabees from 1942 to 1946.

He married Margaret Louise Manwaring on July 9, 1937, in the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Chittenango, with the Rev. Martin Foster officiating. Mr. Butler was a life resident of Pulaski.

Mr. Butler was a member of Park United Methodist Church and the Pulaski Masonic Lodge. He was a member and past president of the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce, a former zoning officer and planning board member of the village of Pulaski, a former member of the Pulaski Service Club and a charter member of the Elms Golf Club.

Surviving besides his wife and brother are two sons, James L. and Thomas M., both of Pulaski; a sister, Dorothy Wolner, Pulaski, three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A grandson died in 1992.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Ringgold Fire Department Fund or the Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

KATHLEEN A. ELLIS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 31, 1996

Kathleen A. Ellis, 52, of 215 Valley Road died Sunday at Crouse Hospital.

She was born in Syracuse and lived all her life in Pulaski and Lacona. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1962 and as a registered nurse from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Watertown in 1965.

She received her nurse practitioner’s degree from Community General Hospital in 1974. She had worked for Northern Oswego County Health Services since it was formed in 1969 until the time of her death. She also worked for several years at its Mexico office.

Mrs. Ellis was a member of the National American Quarter Horse Association and the New York State Nurse Practitioners Association.

Surviving are her husband, Robert K. Ellis; two sons, Lawrence K. of Williamsburg, Va., and David A. Ellis of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Phyllis Fox of Maitland, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Johns the Evangelist Church, the Rev. John Hogan officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St. Donations may be made to the Oswego County unit of the American Cancer Society.

CARL N. PETERS OWNED PETERS APPLIANCES

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 12, 1997

Carl N. Peters, 67, of 31 S. Jefferson St., died Saturday at his home.

Mr. Peters worked at Peters Appliances for the past 50 years, purchasing the business from his father in 1975.

He was a member of Park United Methodist Church, a member and past president of Pulaski Lions Club and a former member of the Pulaski Service Club and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He also bowled in several leagues in the Pulaski are for many years.

Born Aug. 31, 1929, at Fernwood, son of Nelson and Nina Hilton Peters, he lived in Pulaski and Fernwood all his life.

He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1948 and married Carolyn L. McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 1950, in Fernwood United Methodist Church. The couple lived in Fernwood until 1960, when they moved to Pulaski. Mrs. Peters died June 21, 1982.

Surviving are four sons, James C., John W. and Joseph N., all of Pulaski, and Jeffrey G., Syracuse; his stepmother, Margaret Peters, Pulaski, 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Spring burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Lions Club or Park United Methodist Church.

AMELIA J. CLEMENT APARTMENT MANAGER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 13, 1997

Amelia J. “Amy” Clement, 81, Springbrook Apartments, wife of William D. Clement, died Sunday at Samaritan-Keep Home, Watertown.

Mrs. Clement and her husband managed Springbrook Apartments for several years. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 157.

Born Feb. 24, 1915, in Worth, daughter of Frank E. and Anna Murray Kellar, Mrs. Clement lived most of her life in the Pulaski area. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1933.

She married William D. Clement on Dec. 31, 1933.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Leon “Butch,” West Monroe; a daughter, Rosalie A. Lawrence, Pulaski; a sister, Neva Robinson, Pulaski; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made to Chapter 157 OES.

GRACE M. LILLEY LONGTIME PULASKI RESIDENT

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 14, 1997

Grace M. Lilley, 84, of 608 Lake Road, died Sunday at her home.

A resident of Pulaski for 70 years, she was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Grange 730 and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Born July 6, 1912, in New York City, daughter of George and Grace Schuler Merriam, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1930 and Pulaski Teacher Training Class in 1932.

She married Otto R. Lilley on April 6, 1935, in Pulaski at her parents’ home with the Rev. Robert C. Dunn, then pastor of St. James Church, officiating.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, William D., Manlius; a daughter, Elizabeth L. Mitchell, Payette, Idaho, and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Church with the Rev. Richard Clay officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, Lake Street.

WARREN B. STENSON DAIRYLEA RETIREE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 30, 1997

Warren B. Stenson, 65, of 5165 Route 11, died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

Mr. Stenson was employed by Dairylea Cooperative, Syracuse, for 39 years, retiring in 1993. He was a life resident of Pulaski.

He was a member of Park United Methodist Church, a former member of Pulaski American Legion, Robert Edward Post 358, and a former member of the Pulaski Rod and Gun Club.

Born May 4, 1931, at Pulaski, son of Carl and Hazel Loomis Stenson, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1949. He served in the Army Airborne division from 1950 to 1953.

He married Jean M. Grinnell on Dec. 30, 1951, at the Camden Methodist parsonage with the Rev. Carlton G. Van Ornum officiating.

Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Mark A., Coatesville, Pa., Kirk W., Orwell, and Kris G., Pulaski; a daughter, Kim M. Gibbs, Richland; a sister, Isabelle Corcoran, Altmar, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church or Unity Acres, Orwell.

MARY JANE TIGHE BABCOCK’S FLORIST EMPLOYEE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 9, 1997

Mary Jane Tighe, 75, Port Street, died Saturday at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Tighe was employed by Babcock’s Florist for several years.

Born Sept. 11, 1921, in Pulaski, daughter of Willard and Mabel Kells Manwaring, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1939 and attended business school in Syracuse.

She married William T. Tighe on July 21, 1944. The couple lived in Pulaski throughout their married lives. Mr. Tighe died July 8, 1967.

Mrs. Tighe was a member of Park United Methodist Church and a volunteer for the United Friends of Homeless Animals and Pulaski Sports Booster Club.

Surviving are four sons, Jim, John and Michael, all of Pulaski, and David, Phoenix; two daughters, Linda Clark, Mexico, and Barbara Johnson, Pulaski; a brother, Spike Manwaring, Pulaski; two sisters, Eleanor Miles, Pulaski, and Fritz Dobiac, New Port Richey, Fla., 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Revs. Elizabeth Mowry and Catherine Salisbury officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to United Friends of Homeless Animals.

ANNE M. SWITZER OWNED INSURANCE AGENCY

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 23, 1997

Anne M. Switzer, 75, of 40 Lake St., died Saturday at State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse.

Born July 6, 1921, in Rome, daughter of Amos and Loretta Shanley Murtha, she had lived in Pulaski since 1926. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1939 and attended Nazareth College, Rochester, for three years.

She married Merritt “Bud” Switzer on Aug. 29, 1942, at Fort Benning, Ga. The couple had owned the Switzer-Jenkins Insurance Agency since 1948.

Mrs. Switzer was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society, a member and former secretary of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, a member and secretary of the Pulaski Service Club, a member of the Pulaski Monday Historical Club and an organizing member of Snowbelt Community Center. A former Girl Scout leader, she was also a den mother for Cub Scout Troop 829.

Surviving besides her husband are seven sons, Douglas A., Walnut Creek, Calif., Gregory W., Sodus Point, Vincent J., Syracuse, Philip R. and Leslie F., both of Pulaski, Frederick J., Yorktown, Va., and Martin A., Fulton; two daughters, Patricia S. Clark, Pulaski, and Loretta J. Switzer, Apulia Station; a brother, Francis Murtha, Katonah; two sisters, Agnes King, Potsdam, and Roberta Anderson, North Syracuse, and 15 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. John Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street.

PAUL E. BARKER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 23, 1997

Paul E. Barker, 81, of 141 Caster Road died Wednesday at Crouse Hospital.

He was born in Orwell and lived in Hastings and Mallory several years, moving to Pulaski in 1968.

He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School and attended Diesel Mechanics School in Los Angelos, Calif.

Mr. Barker was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1978 after several years at the Central Square School District and also worked for the Oswego County Highway Department several years.

He and his wife, Audrey, also owned and operated the Mallory Hotel and a dairy farm several years.

Mr. Barker was a member of the Central Square American Legion and called square dances in the Oswego County area.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Judy Comstock of Central Square and Linda Sabin of Syracuse; three sisters, Irene Cean of Watertown, Frances Failling of Brooksfield, Fla., and Dorothy Leach of Syracuse; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, the Rev. Julie E. Calhoun Bryant officiating. Burial is in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 52 Park St.

Contributions may be made to the Northern Oswego County Ambulance or Defiance Fire Department, Altmar.

THOMAS MANWARREN RETIRED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 13, 1997

Thomas E. Manwarren, 72, of 31 Erie St., died Wednesday at his home after an illness of several months.

Mr. Manwarren worked for General Electric Co. for 33 years as an electrical engineer and consulting engineer in the heavy military electronics division. He was involved in research and development of advanced techniques in radar antennas for the U.S. government.

He was a member of the Elfun Society of General Electric. After retiring in 1986, he had his own engineering consulting business.

During the 1960s, he served on the Pulaski school board. He was a member of Elms Golf Club and won the club championship in 1968. He recently took up watercolor painting and was a member of Salmon River Fine Arts Center.

Born April 25, 1925, in Syracuse, son of Ward and Bertha Tittensor Manwarren, he attended Syracuse schools and graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in January 1943.

A veteran of World War II, he was a radar operator aboard ships in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University in 1952 and a master’s degree in 1954. He was a member of Theta Tau and Sigma Xi and an honorary member of the Electrical Engineering Society.

He married Jean Patricia Ellis on June 16, 1951.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Ward J., Adams Center; two daughters, Marjorie A. Minotti, North Tonawanda, and Joan C. Manwaring, Milwaukee, Wis.; a sister, Muriel Halsey, Pulaski; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Salmon River Fine Arts Center, P.O. Box 166, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142 or Oswego County Hospice, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

LEON P. GREENWOOD BLOUNT LUMBER CO. RETIREE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 14, 1997

Leon P. Greenwood, 83, of 211 Hinman Road, died Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Greenwood was employed by Blount Lumber Co., Lacona, for 15 years, retiring in 1980. Previously, he worked for the G.L.F. Feed Store, the town of Richland Highway Department and Farrington Fuel and Coal Co., all in Pulaski.

For many years, he owned and operated a dairy farm and built and set up Christmas scenes for the Light Up Pulaski Festival held in December. He was a member of Park United Methodist Church and Pulaski Grange.

Born July 14, 1913, in Pulaski, son of John and Lorinda Lighthall Greenwood, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1929.

He married Velma Barnes on Nov. 7, 1934.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Sally A. Fravor, Sandy Pond, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Carole M. Wilson, died Feb. 19, 1990. A grandson died May 18, 1982.

The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Catherine Salisbury officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

A calling hour will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance or Ringgold Fire Company, Lake Street.

BARBARA O. ROBARGE RED CROSS VOLUNTEER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 11, 1997

Barbara Jane Orton Robarge, 71, Crestview Circle, Central Square, a Pulaski native, died Sunday at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Robarge was a former employee at Casual Corner, Central Square. She was a communicant and former secretary of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Central Square, where she was a lay reader and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of Fuller-Taylor American Legion Post 915 Auxiliary, Central Square, and had volunteered for over 40 years with the American Red Cross and was formerly active in the Girl Scouts.

Born July 13, 1926, in Pulaski, daughter of Avery and Edwina Skinner Orton, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and attended Ohio State University where she was a member of Alpha Phi sorority.

Mrs. Robarge was a direct descendant of early Jefferson County pioneers. Her great-great-great-grandfather was Dr. Abel Sherman, who came to Watertown from Brimfield, Mass., about 1803. Through her great-grandmother, Mrs. Martha Orinda Sherman Orton, she was a 10th-generation descendant of Edmund Sherman, who came to Massachusetts from England in 1634.

She married Stanley J. Robarge on Oct. 28, 1944, at the home of the bride’s parents in Pulaski with the Rev. W.A. Gardner officiating. The couple lived in Central Square for over 50 years.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Edward “Ned” and Robert, both of Central Square, and Kenneth, Brewerton; two daughters, Susan Michaels, Syracuse, and Nancy Robarge, Central Square; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and a cousin.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Watson Funeral Home, Central Square, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

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

Donations may be made to Hospice of Central New York, P.O. Box 69, Syracuse, N.Y. 13208 or to St. Michael’s Church.

BETTY L. ALLEN FORMER RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 25, 1997

Betty L. Allen, 47, of 98 Hasto Road, died Sunday at her home. She had been ill with cancer.

Mrs. Allen was previously employed by Rite Aid and Krupke’s Restaurant.

Born March 10, 1950, in Oswego, daughter of Allen F. and Alice L. Fravor North, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1968.

She married Thomas E. Allen on Dec. 10, 1978.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Belinda L. Johnston and Bridgette A. Williams, both of Sandy Creek; two stepdaughters, Tammi Pluff and Tracy Allen, both of Syracuse; her mother and stepfather, Alice and Hugh Hilton, Orwell; two brothers, Robert L. North, Pulaski, and Allen F. North, Rosamond, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Oswego County unit of the American Cancer Society or the Volunteers of Oswego County Hospice.

ELDORA T. REYNOLDS SOCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 2, 1997

Eldora T. Reynolds, 75, of 1952 County Route 2, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

She was employed with the Oswego County Department of Social Services, Mexico, for several years, retiring in 1983.

Previously, she worked for Blount Lumber Co., Lacona, and General Electric, Syracuse.

Born Sept. 11, 1921, in Orwell, daughter of Herbert and Albertha Graham Thomas, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School.

She married Charley C. Reynolds. She had been married previously.

Mrs. Reynolds was a member of the United Methodist Church, Orwell, and its Dalked Class.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Anthony Cavallaro, Binghamton, Guy Stevens, Lakeland, Fla., and Terry Stevens, Rochester; two daughters, Linda Stevens, Lakeland, and Rita Williams, Parish; three brothers, Edson Thomas and William Garvin, both of Orwell, and Roger Garvin, Pulaski; four sisters, Bernetta Williams and Lori Reese, both of Lakeland, Kathryn Potter, Orwell, and Elaine Castor, Adams; 13 grandchildren, a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Roger Bell officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

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

Donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, Orwell.

BERTHA M. PORTER RETIRED SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 3, 1997

Bertha M. Porter, 91, formerly of Sun City, Fla., and a former summer resident of Fishers Landing, died Monday at Janus Park, Liverpool, after a long illness.

Mrs. Porter was school librarian at the Huntington School, part of the Northport school system, retiring in 1974 after 25 years of service. She had previously taught in Syracuse and East Islip schools and was also a home instructor for the handicapped.

She lived on Long Island from 1934 until the late 1970s, when she moved to Florida and maintained a summer home at Fishers Landing.

Born Dec. 8, 1905, in Dugway, daughter of Frank Albert and Jennie Mae Powers Gaylord, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1924 and was also a graduate of Oswego State Normal School.

She married William N. Porter July 10, 1930, in Pulaski at the home of her parents with the Rev. J.S. Beebe officiating. Mr. Porter died Feb. 9, 1980.

Surviving are two daughters, Jean Porter, Syracuse, and Eileen Burrack, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; four granddaughters; four great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Fergerson Funeral Home, North Syracuse, with the Rev. Raymond H. Gausman of Liverpool First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be Saturday in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

GRACE C. GEGLIA BANQUET WAITRESS

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 3, 1997

Grace C. Geglia, 76, of J. Stanley Coyne Heritage Apartments, Syracuse, formerly of Watertown, died Wednesday at Community-General Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Geglia was a homemaker and a banquet waitress at the former Hotel Woodruff.

Born May 26, 1921, in Mottville, daughter of George D. and Hattie E. Banning Stock, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School.

She married Frank Geglia June 21, 1941, at St. Anthony’s Church with the Rev. Claude Sechi, now a monsignor, officiating. Mr. Geglia died July 11, 1987.

Mrs. Geglia was active with the Ohio Street School Parent-Teacher Association and was a communicant of Holy Family Church.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Cook, Adams; Mrs. Robert (Donna) Huck, Camillus; Mrs. William (Suzanne) Bazinet, Waterloo; Mrs. Monty (Nancy) Abbott, Still River, Mass.; Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Goczalk, Litchfield, N.H., and Mrs. Robert (Mary Lou) Janelli, Red Hook; two brothers; Donald Stock, Sandy Creek, and Roland Stock, Mexico; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Harold Stock; three sisters, Mildred Cates, Ruth Emery and Celia Sheeley, and a grandson died before her.

A prayer service will be held at noon Saturday at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Women’s Shelter or Watertown Urban Mission Food Pantry.

ELMA I. YOUMANS ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 15, 1997

Elma I. Youmans, 85, of Springbrook Apartments, died Sunday at her home.

She taught elementary school for six years in Cape Vincent, Chaumont and Clayton, retiring from Cape Vincent Elementary School in 1971.

In 1946, she was named general chairwoman of the annual northern district spring conference of the Parent-Teacher Association.

Mrs. Youmans lived in Cape Vincent for 40 years, moving back to Pulaski in 1975.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Group. She was a member of the Pulaski Women’s Civic Club and Pulaski Grange 730.

Born Feb. 2, 1912, at Pulaski, a daughter of Clayton and Mae Price Ingersoll, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1929, and from the Pulaski Teacher’s Training Class in 1930. She then attended Oswego Normal School and Plattsburgh State Teachers College.

She married James MacDonald “Donald” Youmans on June 29, 1933, at her home on South Jefferson Street, with Mr. Youmans’ mother, the Rev. Marion C. Youmans, officiating. Mr. Youmans was principal of Cape Vincent High School from 1939 to 1968. He died Nov. 9, 1982.

Surviving are three sons, James, Burlingame, Calif., Robert, Ballston Lake, and Terry, Waterloo; a daughter, Barbara J. Youmans, Mexico; a brother, C. Paul Ingersoll, DeWitt; a sister, Norma Holmes, Pulaski; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elizabeth Mawry officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, or Cape Vincent Federated Methodist Church.

DAVID J. RICHARDSON ELECTRICIAN

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 31, 1997

David J. Richardson, 54, of 24 High St., died of blood poisoning Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

Mr. Richardson was an electrician since 1969 at the nuclear power plants in Scriba and at Oswego Steam Station. He previously worked at Pulaski Bowling Center and Hancock Field, Mattydale, and was a partner in Ric-Sac Co.

He was a member and treasurer of the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 328, Oswego, and had been treasurer of IBEW Oswego-Syracuse Local 43, of which he had been a member for 28 years.

He was a member of Pulaski Baptist Church, Elms Golf Club, Pulaski Masonic Lodge and Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358. He was a former village trustee and a member of the Pulaski Fraternal Bowling League.

Born April 8, 1943, in Syracuse, son of Albert and Marjorie I. Johnson Richardson, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1961 and served in the Navy from 1961 to 1967.

He married Barbara N. Horton on Dec. 28, 1963.

Surviving besides his wife and mother are a son, Bradley D., and a daughter, Laura, all of Pulaski; a brother, Dickie L., Mexico; a sister, Joanne Fallon, Syracuse, a grandson and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pulaski Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Varnum officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Oswego County unit of the American Cancer Society.

HARLAN F. GOODSELL FEED STORE MANAGER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 11, 1998

Harlan F. Goodsell, 80, of 1930 Prairie Dunes Circle North, Lakeland, Fla., died July 3 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

A machinist, he managed his family’s Goodsell’s Feed & Grain store in Fernwood for 31 years. He was a zoning officer and constable in Pulaski from 1976 until his retirement in 1984.

Mr. Goodsell enjoyed working in his shop, playing shuffleboard and woodworking.

He was a member for 30 years of the Pulaski Lions Club, where he both was the oldest member and the longest-serving member.

Beginning in 1984, Mr. Goodsell and his wife, Betty, spent winters in Lakeland and summers at their cottage in Pine Grove near Pulaski.

He was a member of Victory Assembly of God, Lakeland, where he was an usher, and attended Pulaski Assembly of God.

Born April 9, 1918, at Fernwood, son of Charles Frederick and Grace Goodsell, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1937. He married Hilda B. Jones on Aug. 15, 1947, at the home of his parents in Fernwood. She died April 23, 1989. He married Betty A. Kling Sept. 8, 1990, at the Pulaski Methodist Church with the Rev. Betsy Mowry, pastor, officiating.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Chris F., Mexico, and Larry H., Pulaski; a daughter, Kay G. Fratello, Pulaski; three stepchildren, Michael E. Allport, Pulaski, the Rev. David B. Allport, Lima, and Vicki M. DeMoors, Phoenix; a brother, Louis C., Pulaski and Pine Grove, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 at Pulaski Assembly of God, North Road, with the Rev. Thomas W. Walker, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are with the National Cremation Society, 914 S. Florida Ave., Suite 210, Lakeland.

Donations may be made to the Pulaski Assembly of God or to the American Cancer Society.

DONALD HITCHCOCK SR. GROCERY OWNER, STEEL WORKER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 16, 1998

The funeral for Donald H. Hitchcock Sr., 86, of Valley Road, Fernwood, a native of Sandy Creek, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Summerville Funeral Home, with his nephew, the Rev. Edward Crandall, officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Mr. Hitchcock died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital, where he had been a patient since July 7.

There are no calling hours.

Mr. Hitchcock, who lived in Fernwood for 60 years, owned and operated the Fernwood Grocery Store for three years, and was later employed by Crucible Steel Corp., Syracuse. He retired in 1984, from Carpenters Union Local 747, Oswego. He was a member and lay speaker of Fernwood United Methodist Church.

Born April 26, 1912, at Sandy Creek, a son of Milton and Addie Huffstater Hitchcock, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1930. He married Thelma C. Crandall on July 6, 1934, at Sandy Creek. She died Feb. 23.

Surviving are four sons, the Rev. Donald Jr., Woodsfield, Ohio, Walter, Thornton, Colo., Sidney and Gary, both of Pulaski; a sister, Maxine Sanderson, Pulaski; 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Fernwood United Methodist Church, Fernwood, N.Y. 13142.

ELEANOR L. MILES PULASKI NATIVE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 23, 1998

Eleanor L. Miles, 75, of 202 Halsey Road, died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Miles was a life resident of Pulaski. At the time of her marriage, she was secretary at the Oswego County 4-H Club office. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church.

Born May 12, 1923, at Pulaski, daughter of Willard and Mabel Kells Manwaring, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1941. She married Charles A. Miles on Jan. 3, 1948, at the Methodist Church with the Rev. James Pauley officiating.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Thomas M., Pulaski, and Charles P., Lacona; a daughter, Sherrie A. Miles, Pulaski; a brother Willard “Spike” Manwaring, Pulaski; a sister, Fritz Dobiac, New Port Richey, Fla.; two grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

A sister, Mary Jane Tighe, died Feb. 8, 1997.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowrey, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

JOHN H. CARNES RAILROAD ENGINEER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 1, 1998

John H. Carnes, 77, of 17 Niagara St., died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, where he had been a patient for about two weeks.

Mr. Carnes was an engineer for New York Central Railroad, later known as Conrail, retiring in 1982 after 42 years of service.

Before moving to Pulaski in 1937, he lived in Williamsport, Pa., and Jersey Shore, Pa.

Mr. Carnes, who served in the Navy Seabees’ 87th Battalion from 1943 to 1946, was a member of Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Born June 25, 1921, at Pueblo, Colo., son of William E. and Mary Hopkins Carnes, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1939, and attended Michigan State College, East Lansing. He married Rita S. Stewart on May 29, 1943.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, John S., Lacona, and James W., Pulaski; a daughter, Margaret L. Carnes, Washington, D.C.; and five grandchildren.

A grandson died Oct. 2, 1994.

A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. John F. Hogan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Funeral Home.

ONALD F. CRANDALL POSTAL EMPLOYEE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 3, 1998

Donald F. Crandall, 73, Springbrook Apartments, died Thursday at his home.

Mr. Crandall worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Pulaski for 33 years, retiring in 1980. A life resident of the Pulaski area, he served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a pharmacist mate third class.

He was a member of Park United Methodist Church.

From 1960 to 1988, he was a member of the Ringgold Fire Department, where he was a past chief and president. He was a member of the Pulaski Masonic Lodge 415, F&AM, and a member and deputy grand master of the International Order of Odd Fellows District 2. He was also a member of the Watertown Shriners and of the Elms Golf Club Wednesday night men’s league, Sandy Creek.

Mr. Crandall was a village trustee and police commissioner for Pulaski from 1980 to 1988, and was recognized as Man of the Year by the Pulaski Service Club in February 1986.

He was a former member of local barbershop quartets and a swing-style band.

Born July 20, 1925, at Orwell, a son of Rex E. and Dorothy Potter Crandall, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1942. He married Viola K. Hoops on Sept. 2, 1949, at Pulaski Methodist Church with the Rev. James N. Pauley officiating. The marriage ended in divorce.

Surviving besides his companion, Doris Cornell, are five daughters, Nancy J. Kates, Scottsville, Dianne F. Ingraham, Tampa, Fla., Donelle A. Sullivan, Lacona, Margo E. Orton, Pulaski, and Jana E. Craig, Houston, Texas, and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Ringgold Fire Department, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142, or Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

LOUISE R. OBLEMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 16, 1998

Louise R. Obleman, 76, of North Syracuse died Tuesday at Pontiac Nursing Home.

She was born in Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1939. She moved to North Syracuse in 1952. She spent summers at Noble Shores in Redfield. She retired in 1975 after 25 years at E.W. Edward’s Department Store, Syracuse. She was a member and past president of Robert Edwards Post 358, American Legion Auxiliary, Pulaski.

Survivors: Her husband, William J.; a son, Michael R. of Pulaski; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Spring burial, Richland Cemetery, Richland. Calling hours, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

Contributions: American Heart Association, 5575 Thompson Road, DeWitt 13214.

JOHN GRANT HOTCHKISS FORMER TEACHER, MAYOR

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 29, 1999

John Grant Hotchkiss, 81, of 205 E. Main St., died Wednesday at Alice Hyde Memorial Hospital, Malone.

Mr. Hotchkiss was a teacher at Chateaugay Central School for 37 years, retiring in 1982.

Born Aug. 10, 1917, in Pulaski, son of Ralph and Mae Calkins Hotchkiss, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1935. He received a bachelor of science degree from Oswego State Teachers College in 1940 and began his teaching career at Chateaugay High School.

He was drafted into the Army in July 1941 and served four and a half years during World War II, both in the Pacific and European theaters. He received officer’s training at Harvard Business School, was commissioned first lieutenant, and was honorably discharged in December 1945 before returning to Chateaugay to teach.

He married Jeanette Robinson on Dec. 8, 1945, in Syracuse.

For 35 years, the couple owned and operated Hotchkiss Interiors, an interior decorating studio, retiring in 1988.

He was mayor of Chateaugay from 1975 to 1991.

As a member of the Chateaugay First Presbyterian Church, he served as elder and clerk of session. He was also a member of Malone Elks Lodge 1303, Chateaugay American Legion Post 875, Frontier Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 517, Order of Eastern Star, New York State Teachers Association and Franklin County Historical and Museum Society. Mr. Hotchkiss was a founder and first president of the Burchacon Housing Association, served on the Community Action Council for Franklin County and was past president of Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife, and two sons, Charles, Cape Cod, Mass., and Brian David, Boston, Mass.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chateaugay Presbyterian Church with Bonnie Wynn officiating. The family will receive callers at the church following the service.

Donations may be made to Chateaugay Presbyterian Church, Chateaugay Rescue Squad or Chateaugay Memorial Library.

Arrangements are with Chateaugay Funeral Home.

ROBERT G. SEAMANS RETIRED DAIRY FARMER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 17, 1999

Robert Germain Seamans, 84, Woodville and Zephyrhills, Fla., died Feb. 8 at Pasco Community Hospital in Florida.

Mr. Seamans operated a dairy farm in Woodville for more than 40 years. He was a salesman for Robson Seed Co. and also worked for Harbor Builders Supply Inc., Henderson.

Born Feb. 1, 1915, in Altmar, son of Don Clayton and Leah Irene Mattison Seamans, he graduated from Pulaski Academy. He was a seaman and deckhand for three years during the 1930s on Great Lakes ore vessels.

He married Mary Ethel O’Connor on May 30, 1942, in St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Adams, with the Rev. Walter T. Cleary officiating. The couple lived on North Landing Road for most of their married lives. Mrs. Seamans died May 26, 1991.

Surviving are two daughters, Sheila M. Byrnes, Baldwinsville, and Linda L. Rivers, Fairport; two brothers, Donald, Pulaski, and Guy, Copenhagen, and four grandsons.

A memorial service in Jefferson County will be at a later date. The body was cremated. Arrangements were with Oakley Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

Donations may be made to Betmar Acres Golf Course, Zephyrhills.

CHRISTINE A. SHIRES NURSE’S AIDE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 1, 1999

Christine Ahrendson Shires, 82, Sunrise Nursing Home, Oswego, formerly of Pulaski, died Saturday in Oswego.

Mrs. Shires retired after 15 years as a nurse’s aide at Oswego Hospital. She lived in Pulaski and Mexico before moving to Oswego.

Born May 26, 1916, in Watertown, daughter of Charles and Maude Farmer Ahrendson, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1938.

She was a deaconess at the Church of the Nazarene, Fulton, a former Girl Scout leader in Mexico and an airplane spotter during World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Judith Fultz, Oswego; three stepdaughters, Erma Edwards, Grovene Dolan and Polly Mullen, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her second husband, Ralph A. Walton, her third husband, George R. Steele, her fourth husband, Emery Shires, and a granddaughter died before her.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Oswego.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Church of the Nazarene, 914 Utica St., Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

HARRISON FRARY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 6, 1999

Harrison Frary, 79, of Springbrook Apartments,Pulaski,died Friday at University Hospital.

Born in Pulaski, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School. He was an Army Air Forces and Air Force veteran, serving from 1941 to 1945 and from 1948 to 1967. He was a bus driver for the Pulaski and Sandy Creek school districts. He was a member of Park United Methodist Church and a charter member of Pulaski Grange 730.

Survivors: A sister, the Rev. Catherine Salisbury of Pulaski; two brothers, Robert of McDonough and Willard of Pulaski.

Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Spring burial, Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski. The family will greet friends at Park United Methodist Church after the service.

Contributions: Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street, Pulaski 13142.

LYNN W. PHILLIPS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 30, 1999

Lynn W. Phillips, 92, of Tinker Tavern Road,Pulaski,died Monday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home.

A life resident of the Pulaski area, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School. He retired in 1973 after 17 years as owner of Murphy-Phillips Jeep Sales and Service. He also had a dairy farm and worked for Gould Bus Lines of Oswego. He was a member of Dugway United Methodist Church and Albion Grange, a past master of the state Grange and a past member of the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown school board.

His wife, the former Ella Olin, died in 1983.

Survivors: A daughter, Doris Murray of Pulaski; a son, Lynn W. Jr. of Jamestown; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

C. BERNARD RULE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 27, 1999

  1. Bernard Rule, 84, of Tully died Wednesday at University Hospital.Born in Canada, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School. He retired in 1979 after 20 years as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of St. Leo’s Church, Tully, Orchard Valley Golf Course, LaFayette, and the Knights of Columbus, Syracuse.

    Survivors: His wife, Margaret V.; two daughters, Bernice Rule of Tully and Verla Rule of Syracuse; a son, Raymond E. of California; a brother, Gregory of Phoenix; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

    Services: 10 a.m. Friday in St. Leo’s Church, Tully. No calling hours. DeWitt Memorial Funeral Home, Syracuse, has arrangements.

HARRIETT M. HALL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 12, 1999

Harriett M. Hall, 83, of 107 Millen Drive,North Syracuse, died Thursday at Birchwood Health Care Center.

Born in Pulaski, she graduated from Pulaski Academy. She was a secretary at Syracuse Glass Co. She was a 50-year member of North Syracuse Baptist Church.

Her husband, Clinton, died in 1989.

Survivors: Three nieces; a nephew.

Services: 3 p.m. Sunday in North Syracuse Baptist Church. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Sears-Middleton-Jones Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., North Syracuse.

Contributions: North Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

IRENE C. SPINK RETIRED TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 14, 1999

Irene C. Spink, 91, of 81 Lake St., died Friday evening at her home.

Born Jan. 10, 1908, in Pulaski, daughter of Melzar and Clara Gurley Spink, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1927, and Oswego Normal School in 1928. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Oswego State Teachers College in 1946, and a master’s degree from Oswego State University College in 1951.

A life resident of Pulaski, she began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse at Chamberlain School District No. 9, where she continued until the district was centralized. At that time, she was transferred to the Pulaski Central School District, first as a junior high school teacher and later as an elementary school teacher. She retired in June 1975 after 46 years of service.

Miss Spink also retired from teaching piano in 1977, after nearly 15 years of giving private lessons.

She was a member of the Beta Chapter of Nu Sigma Chi National Honor Society and Park United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 159, the Pulaski Grange 730, the Ontario chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Oswego County Historical Society.

Surviving are a sister, Bessie L. Bingham, Lakeland, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Robert M. Spink, died before her.

A private funeral will be Wednesday at Foster-Hax Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek.

There are no calling hours.

IRENE C. SPINK RETIRED TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 15, 1999

Irene C. Spink, 91, of 81 Lake St., died Friday evening at her home.

Born Jan. 10, 1908, in Pulaski, daughter of Melzar and Clara Gurley Spink, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1927 and Oswego Normal School in 1928. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Oswego State Teachers College in 1946, and a master’s degree from Oswego State University College in 1951.

A life resident of Pulaski, she began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse at Chamberlain School District No. 9, where she continued until the district was centralized. At that time, she was transferred to the Pulaski Central School District, first as a junior high school teacher and later as an elementary school teacher. She retired in June 1975 after 46 years of service.

Miss Spink also retired from teaching piano in 1977, after nearly 15 years of giving private lessons.

She was a member of the Beta Chapter of Nu Sigma Chi National Honor Society and Park United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 159, the Pulaski Grange 730, the Ontario chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Oswego County Historical Society.

Surviving are a sister, Bessie L. Bingham, Lakeland, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Robert M. Spink, died before her.

A private funeral will be Wednesday at Foster-Hax Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek.

There are no calling hours.

FRANCES P. ZUFELT RETIRED TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 10, 1999

Frances Price Zufelt, 98, Maple Avenue, died Saturday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mrs. Zufelt, a retired teacher, was a life resident of the towns of Richland and Sandy Creek.

Born Aug. 21, 1901, at Port Ontario, daughter of Henry and Harriet Brown Price, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1919 and Albany State Teachers College in 1925.

She was a descendant of Col. Rufus Price of Connecticut, a soldier in the Continental Army of the Revolutionary War, who settled in the Port Ontario area in the early 1800s. She also was a descendant of Benjamin Winch, the first settler of Pulaski.

She married Lewis Zufelt on Dec. 26, 1927, in Pulaski. The couple operated the Zufelt family farm on Route 3 near Sandy Pond from 1938 to 1964. Mr. Zufelt died Dec. 19, 1969.

Mrs. Zufelt taught high school in Belleville, Adams and Shortsville and was a librarian at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School, Parish, retiring in 1966.

She was a member of Ontario Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; Pulaski Grange 730, Pulaski Civic Club and Pulaski Historical Society and made numerous contributions to the preservation of local history. She also was a member of Pulaski Congregational Church and a volunteer for the Pulaski Senior Center and Pulaski Middle School.

Surviving are a son, John B., Bristol, R.I.; a daughter, Eleanor P. Trendell, Pulaski, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Two sons died before her, William W. on July 21, 1994, and Thomas B. on Dec. 27, 1996.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pulaski Congregational Church. Burial will be in Daysville Cemetery, Port Ontario.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Public Library, North Jefferson Street.

CHARLOTTE M. TURNER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 22, 1999

Charlotte M. Turner, 81, of 4646 Salina St.,Pulaski,died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Bridgeport, Conn., she lived in Orwell and Monticello before moving to Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and Oswego Normal School and received a bachelor’s degree from State University at Albany and a master’s degree from Syracuse University. She attended Beirut College for Women, Lebanon, and Tucson University. She retired in 1973 after 27 years as a teacher at Monticello School. She formerly taught at Pulaski and Minetto Union schools. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, and its United Methodist Women; a member and past matron of Lake Ontario Chapter 124 OES, Sandy Creek, and Kiamesha Chapter 309 OES, Monticello; and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Survivors: Two sisters, Doris Beach of Sackets Harbor and Janet Stamps of Williamstown; a brother, Francis J. Turner of North Syracuse.

Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Altmar. Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. today at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

Contributions: Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski 13142.

MARY TRACEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 26, 1999

Mary Tracey, 91, of Simeon DeWitt Apartments,Oswego, died Sunday at Seneca Hill Manor, Oswego.

Born in New York City, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Oswego Normal School. She worked for the State Insurance Fund in Syracuse and in the purchasing department at the State University College at Oswego. She was a member of the Civil Service Employees Association and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and a 32-year volunteer at Oswego Hospital.

Survivors: Two stepdaughters, Eleanor Bullard and Faith Haresign, both of Oswego; two stepsons, Harold and Howard Tracey, both of Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter.

Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Church. Burial, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home, 154 E. Fourth St., Oswego.

Contributions: American Diabetes Association.

WALLACE G. WARD RURAL POSTAL CARRIER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 6, 1999

Wallace G. Ward, 67, Blue Spruce Trailer Park, Central Square, formerly of Pulaski, died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Ward was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier from 1978 until his retirement in 1994.

Born March 24, 1932, in Colosse, son of Glenn and Anna Chase Ward, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1950 and attended Cornell University, Ithaca.

He married Charlene Golding on July 11, 1954.

Mr. Ward served in the Coast Guard from 1951 to 1955.

He lived in Pulaski for 15 years, moving to Mexico in 1989 and to Central Square in 1997.

He was employed by Agway Farm Stores from 1956 to 1978 before becoming a rural mail carrier.

A member of Pulaski Baptist Church, he was also a member of Pulaski Masonic Lodge 415, Free and Accepted Masons, a past commander and former member of Hillcrest Post 1194, American Legion, a member of Robert Edwards Post 358, American Legion, and La Societe de 40 & 8, and a life member of Pulaski Veterans of Foreign War Post 7289.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Scott W., College Station, Texas, and Kevin C., Anderson, S.C.; a daughter, Sheryl L. Ward, Brewerton; a brother, Marvin, Lakeland, Fla.; three sisters, Martha Chatterton, Mannsville, Anna Marie Lindsey, Pulaski, and Gladys Johnson, Frankfurt, and a granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Brett Charnsky, pastor of Pulaski Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

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

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

WALTER MILLER OWNED FARM, AUTO SHOP

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 26, 1999

Walter “Bud” Miller, 81, of 585 Sherman Road, died Wednesday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego, where he had resided for about a month.

Mr. Miller had resided in Mexico since 1965 and formerly lived in the Pulaski area. He owned and operated Walt’s Garage for several years. He also was a dairy farmer and operated Miller Potato Farm, Williamstown, for many years. He had been employed at his son’s business, Steve’s Body Shop, for the last 14 years.

He was a member and former trustee of Pulaski Wesleyan Church and for many years was a committeeman for the Oswego County Conservative Party.

Born May 5, 1918, in Syracuse, the son of Walter and Elizabeth Austin Miller, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1936 and Farmingdale Agricultural and Technical Institute in 1938.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945, in the European theater of war. He flew 35 bombing missions and was discharged as a captain.

He married Josephine Weber on June 7, 1963, at the Congregational Church of Pulaski, with the Rev. Donald Swartout officiating.

Surviving besides his wife and his son Steve, of Mexico, are two sons, Wayne, Wikieup, Ariz., and Earl, Pea Ridge, Ark.; two daughters, Ann Whitlock, Mascotte, Fla., and Lori Leese, Carnation, Wash.; a stepson, Edward Moyer, Fulton; a sister, Elizabeth Clayton, Newton, Iowa; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Steven Bean officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Wesleyan Church Memorial Fund.

FRED B. HUTCHINS LUMBER COMPANY RETIREE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 2, 2000

Fred B. Hutchins, 77, County Route 22, died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Hutchins retired in 1987 after 25 years with Blount Lumber Co., Lacona.

He was a member of Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289 and Russell Tyron Post 1435, American Legion, Altmar, and was a 61-year member of Orwell Volunteer Fire Department.

Born June 5, 1922, at Orwell, the son of Joseph G. and Cecile A. Blodgett Hutchins, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1941 and served in the Navy from 1941 to 1962.

Surviving are three sisters, Julia A. Howard, Orwell, and Lillie M. Franklin and Robin D. Woolson, both of Pulaski.

Two sisters died before him, Norma J. Hutchins in 1990 and Freda E. Kaul in 1994.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Dorothy Emblidge officiating. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Orwell Fire Department, County Route 2, Orwell, N.Y. 13426.

WILLIAM J. OBLEMAN RETIRED BANKER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 25, 2000

William J. Obleman, 79, of 203 E. Patricia Lane, North Syracuse, formerly of Pulaski, died Thursday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mr. Obleman was employed by Lincoln Bank from 1941 until retiring in August 1982 as assistant vice president of Chase Lincoln Federal Bank. He lived in Pulaski until moving to North Syracuse in 1952 and spent summers at Noble Shores, Redfield.

He was a member and past commander of Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358 and a member of the Noble Shores Association and Redfield Sno-Rec Club. He was a volunteer for the Salvation Army, March of Dimes, American Red Cross and Syracuse War Memorial Committee.

Born April 17, 1920, in Richland, son of Samuel and Lena Clark Obleman, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1938 and Stonier School of Banking at Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, N.J.

He served in the Army during World War II.

He married Louise Runion on June 18, 1940, at Pulaski Baptist Church with the Rev. Albert E. Lawrence officiating. She died Dec. 15, 1998.

Surviving are a son, Michael R., Pulaski, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A son, William J., died June 13, 1992.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Revs. Elizabeth Mowry and John Hogan officiating. Spring burial with full military honors will be in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358, County Route 2, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

CHARLES G. STOWELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 25, 2000

Charles G. Stowell, 81, of 6610 state Route 3,Mexico,died Thursday at home.

Born in Richland, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1936 and attended Cornell University. He owned a dairy farm and was a cattle dealer, and formerly worked at Sealright, Fulton. He was a member of Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Pulaski Grange 730 and Crouse-Hinds Retirement Club and was a life member of U.S.S. Lake Champlain Association. He served in the Navy during World War II.

His first wife, the former Esther Jacobsen, died in 1989; a son, Duane, died in 1993.

Survivors: His wife, the former Jeannette Dean; three daughters, Joanne A. Moffett of Arlington, Va., and Judith A. Workman and Gayle R. Bickerstaff, both of Pulaski; three sons, Frederick C. of Pulaski, Terry A. of Mexico and Barry O. of Pascagoula, Miss.; two stepdaughters, Linda Compson of Fulton and Patricia Purtee of Englewood, Fla.; a stepson, David Kersey of Pennellville; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

Contributions: Oswego County Hospice.

JUNE E. DELONG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 28, 2000

June E. Delong, 70, of Mexico died Sunday at home.

She was born in Richland. She graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1946. She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm on county Route 41, Mexico, for 50 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mexico.

Survivors: Her husband, John W.; three daughters, Jonita E. Greenhouse and Nancy E. Delong, both of Mexico, and Bonnie L. Hazard of Carthage; two sons, Roger J. and David V., both of Mexico; a sister, Almina Erard of Minoa; six grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

Contributions: American Heart Association, Oswego County Memorial Program, 5575 Thompson Road, Syracuse 13214.

CHARLES A. INGERSOLL RETIRED FARMER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 5, 2000

Charles A. Ingersoll, 99, Rochester, formerly of Pulaski and Watertown, died July 10 at the home of his daughter, Mary Fiorito, Rochester.

He was a mechanic in Schenectady, then co-owned a Mobil gas station on the corner at the Court Street Bridge and Main Street, Watertown, and later operated a farm on the Parrish Road. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Born Jan. 12, 1901, in Pulaski, son of Percy and Mary Kelsey Ingersoll, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1921.

He married Dorothy Bellinger on Aug. 18, 1923, at her home in Watertown, with the Rev. Harold Strathern, pastor of Rochester Methodist Church, officiating. Mrs. Ingersoll died April 18, 1981.

He was a past member of the Pamelia Volunteer Fire Department and a former Pamelia town justice.

Surviving besides his daughter are a granddaughter, Kim Fiorito, Rochester; a grandson, Gregory Fiorito, Minnesota, and nieces and nephews.

Three sisters, Eva Brown, Ethel Orton and Martha Gardner, died before him.

The funeral was July 13 at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton. Burial was in Pulaski Cemetery.

WILLIAM F. MCCHESNEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 28, 2000

William F. McChesney, 90, of San Jose, Calif.,died Sunday at home.

Born in Avon, Conn., he lived in Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski Academy and Clarkson University. He was the editor of the Pulaski Democrat from 1939 to 1946. He retired in 1968 from IBM. After he retired, he moved to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, before moving to California. He was treasurer at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Chenango Bridge.

His wife, the former Eleanor Dewey, died in 1996.

Survivors: A daughter, Janet McChesney Messner of Chestertown, Md.; a son, William G. of San Jose; a sister, Lillian Kemp of Burlington, Vt.; a brother, Dr. Hugh of Pulaski; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Services: Private. No calling hours. Neptune Society of San Jose has arrangements.

Contributions: Alzheimer’s Association, 2065 W. El Camino Real, Suite C, Mountain View, CA 94040.

MILLIE L. TRYON MOTHER OF 16

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 7, 2000

Millie L. Scott Tryon, 73, of 301 Ouderkirk Road, Sandy Pond, died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

Mrs. Tryon worked at Evergreen Adult Home, Pulaski, for seven years and also was a homemaker.

Born April 18, 1927, in Albion, a daughter of Arthur and Millie Colvin Scott, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School.

She married Elvin R. Tryon on Jan. 21, 1947. He died May 12, 1982.

Surviving are eight daughters, Laura Kehoe, Sandy Creek, Margaret Pope, Tampa, Fla., Paula Goss and Sherry Martin, both of Central Square, Sandra Bertges, Orwell, Patricia Mooney, Middlesex, Susan Furney, Watertown, and Rebecca Tryon, Rochester; eight sons, Arthur, Syracuse, Lyle, Liverpool, Elvin, Kenneth and Christopher, all of Sandy Creek, John, Pulaski, Daniel, Fontana, Calif., and Edwin, Mannsville; a sister, Ruth Trumble, Williamstown; three brothers, Henry, Carleton and John Scott, all of Richland; an adopted son and daughter, Harry and Diane Watson, Phoenix; 40 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A brother, Richard A. Scott, died Nov. 9. A sister, Clara Diaz, died in 1998. Her stepmother, Anna E. Arnold Scott, died Dec. 23.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220.

LILLIAN M. KEMP FORMER TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 23, 2001

Lillian M. Kemp, 92, formerly of Pulaski, died Wednesday in Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt.

Mrs. Kemp taught for 10 years at Webster High School.

Born Jan. 2, 1909, in Avon, Conn., daughter of F. Earle and Ruth Austin McChesney, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1926, and from Cornell University, Ithaca, in 1931.

She married Alfred A. Kemp on June 5, 1937, at the New Milford (Pa.) Baptist Church. He died Oct. 29, 1980. Mrs. Kemp lived in Pulaski for 14 years before moving to Burlington in September.

She was a member of the Pulaski Congregational Church, the Congregational Pilgrim Guild, the Pulaski Civic Club and the Pulaski Historical Club.

Surviving are a son, David S., Richmond, Vt.; a brother, Dr. Hugh McChesney, Pulaski, and two grandchildren.

A brother, William McChesney, died in 2000. Three sisters also died before her, Edith Nichols in 2000, Elsie Brownell in 1972, and Lois McChesney in 1979.

A graveside service will be held in Pulaski Cemetery at a time to be announced.

Arrangements are with Foster- Hax Funeral Home.

DALE WILLIAMS TEACHING ASSISTANT

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 28, 2001

The funeral for Dale Williams, 59, Frank Lacy Road, formerly of Sandy Pond, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams died Tuesday in a three-vehicle collision at Falls Road and Route 232 in the town of Watertown.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Williams had been a teaching assistant since 1998 at Lura Sharp Elementary School and previously worked at CNA Insurance, Syracuse, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and General Electric Co., Syracuse.

She was a member of the Sandy Pond Sportsman Club.

Born July 24, 1941, in St. Albans, daughter of Lucian and Louise Kimmins Dunton, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1959.

She married Fred Williams on July 27, 1991. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Cindy M. Schwartz, Coral Springs, Fla., and Susie D. Claridge, Pulaski; two sons, Andre B. Claridge, Albany, and Kip W. Claridge, Coral Springs; a sister, Lee Langer, Gastonia, N.C.; three brothers, Dr. Harlow Dunton, Pulaski, Richard Dunton, Syracuse, and James Dunton, California, and two grandchildren.

Donations may be made to Sandy Pond Sportsman Club, County Route 15, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

EDITH M. LARRABEE HOMEMAKER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 19, 2001

Edith M. Larrabee, 74, of 7187 Route 3, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

Mrs. Larrabee was a homemaker and worked for Lincoln Bank and Potts Drug Store.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski Service Club and the Alumni Association Committee of Pulaski. She also was a volunteer at Lura Sharp Elementary School.

Born Dec. 15, 1926, in Watertown, daughter of Roy and Eva Janack MacDonald, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1943.

She married William R. Larrabee on Oct. 15, 1944, at Pulaski Methodist Church with the Rev. W.A. Gardner officiating.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, William R. II, Pulaski, and Scot, Mexico; a sister, Karol Powell, California; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Greg M., died July 26, 1993.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Foster- Hax Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Pulaski Public Library, 4917 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

RUTH I. SHATRAU

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – July 22, 2001

Ruth I. Shatrau, 84, of 17 Shatrau Drive, Oswego, died Friday. She was born in Watertown and graduated from Pulaski Academy. She and her husband created and operated N.E.T. Inc. in Fulton. She attended adult education classes and was named Mother of the Year by the Valley News in 1990. Her husband, Harry R., died in 1981.

Survivors: Five daughters, Vaughanda Larson of Bethany, W.Va., Helena Rockwood of Lysander, Sharon Poyneer, Linda Scriber and Brenda Furlong, all of Oswego; seven sons, Richard, Robert and Donald, all of Fulton, Melvin, Peter, Timothy and Christopher, all of Oswego; 33 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home. Burial, Mount Adnah Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 910 Fay St. Contributions: American Diabetes Association, Box 3049, North Canton, OH 44720.

ELNORA M. ROOD HOSPITAL REGISTRAR

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 11, 2001

Elnora M. Rood, 90, of Springbrook Apartments, died Thursday at Oswego Hospital.

Miss Rood retired in 1973 after 44 years in hospital service. She was the first registrar and first admissions officer for Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, establishing its first admissions office. When the two hospitals (Crouse and Irving) merged she was in charge of the office of registration. She previously had worked for 12 years at Albany Hospital.

Born April 19, 1911, in the town of Parish, daughter of William H. and Addie L. Hubbard Rood, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1928, and attended Albany State College. Miss Rood lived in Albany from 1930 to 1942, then lived in Syracuse and moved to Pulaski in 1973.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church, past member of Pulaski Civic Club, past member of United Methodist Women, member of Retired Senior Volunteer program of Pulaski, member and past noble grand of Silver Star Rebekah Lodge, Mexico, and past president of Berwald Concert Singers.

Surviving are four sisters, Orla R. Skinner, Pulaski, Laura James, Syracuse, Nellie Pearson, Parish, and Annamae Reed, LaFayette; a brother, Charles F. Rood, Spring Hill, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Holland and William Rood, died before her.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dorothy Emblidge officiating. Burial will be in Maplelawn Cemetery, Dugway. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are with Foster- Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

JEAN M. STENSON RETIRED NURSE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 18, 2001

Jean M. Stenson, 70, of 5156 Route 11, died Friday at her home.

Mrs. Stenson was employed at Oswego Hospital for 19 years, retiring in 1994. Previously, she was employed by Oswego County Mental Health for seven years and did private duty nursing for many years.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church.

Born May 3, 1931, in the town of Sandy Creek, a daughter of Harold and Helen Wilder Grinnell, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1949 and Crouse Irving Hospital School of Nursing in 1952.

She married Warren B. Stenson on Dec. 30, 1951, at the Camden Methodist parsonage with the Rev. Carlton G. Van Ornum officiating. Mr. Stenson, a retired employee of Dairylea Cooperative, Syracuse, died Jan. 29, 1997.

Surviving are three sons, Mark A., Coatesville, Pa., Kirk W., Orwell, and Kris G., Pulaski; a daughter, Kim M. Gibbs, Pulaski; a sister, Shirley Sanderson, Arcadia, Calif., and nine grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Catherine Salisbury officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Unity Acres, County Route 2, Richland, N.Y. 13144.

MERRIAM A. CAMPBELL – RETIRED ART TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 27, 2001

Merriam A. Campbell, 53, of 5624 Route 11, died Thursday at her home of a brain aneurism.

Miss Campbell taught art for 25 years at Sandy Creek Central School, retiring in 1999. From 1971 to 1974, she had taught in Mundelein, Ill.

Born Oct. 10, 1948, in Sandy Creek, daughter of Charles C. Sr. and Elizabeth M. Merriam Campbell, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1966, and from Midwestern College, Fairfield, Iowa, in 1970. She received a master’s degree from Syracuse University in 1979.

Miss Campbell was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski, a member and treasurer of the Ontario Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of Salmon River Fine Arts Center, Pulaski, and the Pulaski Historical Society.

Surviving are an uncle, Otto Lilley, and an aunt, Alice Gasperini, both of Pulaski, and several cousins.

A brother, Charles, died Jan. 2, 1981.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Episcopal Church with the Rev. Sally Heiligman officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

HELEN LAWRENCE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 1, 2001

Helen McChesney Lawrence, 92, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Monday of congestive heart failure. Born in Pulaski, she lived in Syracuse for 30 years, moving to Port St. Lucie, Fla., in 1972. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and Keuka College. She was a homemaker and a member of Pulaski Baptist Church and Eastwood Baptist Church.

Survivors: Her husband of 66 years, Howard S.; four daughters, Barbara Chester of Hendersonville, Patricia Myrto of Horse Shoe, N.C., Margaret Miller of Warners and Linda Yonteff of Winchester, Va.; a sister, Bertha Swart of Veazie, Maine; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Burial: Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours were in Hendersonville. Jackson Funeral Home, Hendersonville, has arrangements. Contributions: Four Seasons Hospice, Box 2395, Hendersonville NC 28793.

BESSIE C. WILDER – TELEPHONE COMPANY RETIREE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 4, 2001

Bessie C. Wilder, 82, of 5510 Route 11, died Saturday at Loretto Heights, Oswego.

Mrs. Wilder was a telephone operator and a secretary, starting as an operator in 1942 with Upstate Telephone Company of New York at its Pulaski office and retiring in 1973 as a secretary at General Telephone’s Pulaski office.

She was a volunteer dispatcher for Northern Oswego County Ambulance, was a member of Park United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing bridge.

Born May 23, 1919, in Adams, daughter of William and Helian Clark, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1936.

She married Charles D. Wilder on Sept. 28, 1947, at Park Methodist Church. They lived all their married life in Pulaski.

Surviving besides her husband, also a retiree of General Telephone, are a sister, Mrs. Harry (Loretta) Butler, Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Pulaski, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A sister, Erma Bradley, died before her.

A private service will be held at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Catherine C. Salisbury, assistant pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, P.O. Box 113, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

OTTO R. LILLEY – AGWAY PETROLEUM RETIREE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 16, 2001

Otto R. Lilley, 93, of 608 Lake Road, died Wednesday at the home of his son, William D. Lilley, Manlius.

Mr. Lilley worked for 37 years for the former GLF Co. and Agway Petroleum Co. as a supervisor in Trumansburg, Canton and Paterson, N.J., retiring in 1969.

Born May 17, 1908, in Pulaski, son of Dexter and Elizabeth Lane Lilley, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1926.

He married Grace S. Merriam on April 6, 1935, at the home of her parents in Pulaski with the Rev. Robert C. Dunn, then pastor of St. James Church, officiating. She died Jan. 12, 1997.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, a 60-year member of Pulaski Grange 730 and a member of the Pulaski Service Club.

Surviving besides his son are a daughter, Elizabeth L. Mitchell, Payette, Idaho; a sister, Dorothy Hastings, Pulaski, and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at St. James Episcopal Church with the Rev. Sally Heiligman, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations to may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

FLORENCE E. MOWERS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 18, 2002

Florence E. Mowers, 78, of 257 North Road, county Route 62, Pulaski, died Wednesday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home in Oswego. Born in Syracuse, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1941. She retired in 1985 after 40 years at General Electric Co. in Syracuse.

Survivors: Her husband of 54 years, Ronald O.; a son, Kim E. of Rowayton, Conn. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Spring burial, Daysville Cemetery. Calling hour, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski. Contributions: Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street, Pulaski 13142.

OBITUARY ELSEWHERE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 2, 2002

Nancy Ann Wilder Egan Warren, 73, of Sumter, S.C., died Thursday. Born in Orwell, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and received a bachelor’s degree from State University College at Oswego. She taught in Syracuse schools and had lived in North Syracuse until about 35 years ago. Among survivors: Two stepdaughters, Anita Williams of Syracuse and Donna Halladay of Moravia; a brother, William Wilder of North Syracuse. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home, Sumter, has arrangements.

BECKY E. BRITTON – BEAUTICIAN

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 27, 2002

The funeral for Becky E. Britton, 32, formerly of 627 Canning Factory Road, town of Richland, will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be later in the spring in Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown.

Ms. Britton was a victim of a homicide, which is under investigation. Her body was found March 14 in the trunk of a car driven through Utah by Patrick L. Daniel, 31, Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Scriba.

Ms. Britton left Oswego County in 1994 or 1995 and had resided for a time in Ann Arbor.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Born July 4, 1969, in Watertown, daughter of Steven D. and Betty E. Maitland Britton, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1987.

Ms. Britton attended Kalamazoo (Mich.) Community College, and was a licensed beautician in New York state. She had been married.

Surviving besides her parents, 627 Canning Factory Road, are a daughter, Stephanie Moot, and a son, Jason Moot, both of Altmar; a sister, Deloris E. Gittino, Cicero; a brother, Steven Britton Jr., Pulaski, and her paternal grandfather, Herman C. Britton, Williamstown.

HAZEL D. BREWER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 8, 2002

Hazel Durst Brewer, 90, of Ooltewah, Tenn., died April 29. Born in North Osceola, she lived in Syracuse before moving to Ooltewah 10 years ago. She graduated from Pulaski Academy, now State University College at Oswego, and received a master’s degree from Syracuse University. She retired as an elementary school teacher for North Syracuse Central Schools. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Minoa and was a member of Syracuse Camera Club. Her husband, Clifford M., died in 1996.

Survivors: A son, Carl C. of Ooltewah; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren. Services: None. Chattanooga Funeral Home, Chattanooga, Tenn., has arrangements. Contributions: First United Methodist Church, 250 East Ave., Minoa 13116.

RICHARD J. SALISBURY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 2, 2002

Richard J. Salisbury, 60, of 571 Route 62, Pulaski, died Sunday. Born in Richland, he graduated from Pulaski Academy Central School. He was employed by United Parcel Service in Syracuse for the past 10 years. He was a long-haul tractor-trailer driver for 23 years and owned and operated a dairy farm for the last 15 years. He was a member of Park United Methodist Church and member and past master of Pulaski Grange 730.

Survivors: His wife of 39 years, the former Barbara Kimball; a daughter, Jennine Johnson of Pulaski; a son, Brian of Pulaski; two sisters, Marilyn Maurer of North Syracuse and Lois Lehman of Tempe, Ariz.; three brothers, Bruce of Olathe, Kan., Donald of McKinney, Texas, and David of Madison, Ala.; seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

NELLIE “”MAG” PEARSON – SOLOIST, ORGANIST

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 15, 2002

Nellie R. “Mag” Pearson, 86, of 52 Hong Kong Road, Parish, formerly of Pulaski, died Saturday in St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

Mrs. Pearson worked for 20 years in the accounting department at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, retiring in 1981.

Born March 12, 1916, in Pulaski, daughter of William H. and Addie L. Hubbard Rood, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1934. She had lived in Pulaski and Nedrow and later in Parish for 38 years.

She married Rick Pearson on March 27, 1965.

Mrs. Pearson was a soloist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Syracuse, and had performed in operettas with the Syracuse Berwald Concert Singers. She was also an organist at Dugway Methodist Church and was an avid flower gardener.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, “Lil” Blue Pearson, Parish, and three sisters, Orla R. Skinner, Pulaski, Laura James, Syracuse, and Anna Mae Reed, Tully.

Three brothers, Holland, William and Charles Rood, and a sister, Elnora Rood, died before her.

The funeral will be at Dugway Methodist Church at a time to be announced. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Dugway.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are with Foster- Hax Funeral Home.

IRMA P. MATTISON – OSWEGO COUNTY RETIREE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 26, 2002

Irma P. Mattison, 85, of 572 County Route 52, died Thursday at her home.

She worked at the Oswego County Office of Emergency Preparedness for 17 years, retiring in 1978. She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm for 60 years.

Born May 25, 1917, in town of Albion, the daughter of Charles and Bertha Schram Pratt, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1934.

She married Samuel O. Mattison on Nov. 30, 1935, at the Pratt home, with the Rev. F.F. Meyer, pastor of the Camden Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating.

Mrs. Mattison was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski, Pulaski Grange 730, and the state and national Grange.

Surviving besides her husband, are two sons, George P., Atlanta, Ga., and Samuel Arthur, Richland; two daughters, Mary Anna Washburn, Lacona, and Jean Marie Densmore, Orwell; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Sally Heiligman, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Pulaski Grange 730, Maple Extension, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142 or St. James Episcopal Church, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

ORLA R. SKINNER – METHODIST CHURCH MEMBER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 4, 2002

Orla R. Skinner, 92, Springbrook Apartments, died Friday at her home.

Mrs. Skinner was a member of Park United Methodist Church and a past member of the Pulaski Civic Club and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

She lived in Syracuse, McLean, East Hamilton, Parish, Conifer and Williamstown, moving to Pulaski in 1973. Her husband, the Rev. Stanley E. Skinner, was a Methodist minister from 1928 to 1982.

Born March 28, 1910, in Parish, daughter of William H. and Addie L. Hubbard Rood, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1927 and from Potsdam Normal School in 1931.

She married the Rev. Mr. Skinner on June 15, 1933, at Fernwood Methodist Episcopal Church. He died July 6, 1982.

Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Stanley Edward Skinner Jr., Schenectady, and Robert D. Skinner, McLean; two sisters, Laura James, Syracuse, and Anna Mae Reed, Tully, and two grandchildren.

Three brothers, Holland, William and Charles Rood, and two sisters, Elnora Rood and Nellie “Mag” Pearson, died before her.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Vernon Center Cemetery.

There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

WILLIAM F. SOUTHWELL – ELECTRICIAN

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 9, 2002

William F. Southwell, 77, of 42 Canning Factory Road, died Thursday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, where he had been a patient since July 29.

Mr. Southwell was a self-employed electrician and operated a television and radio repair business in Richland for many years, retiring in 1989.

Born Oct. 24, 1924, in the town of Diana, son of Joel and Nora Hill Southwell, he moved to Richland at age 16 and graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1942.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Iris Southwell, Pulaski, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A sister, Frances Martin, and a brother, Kenneth Southwell, died before him.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Cathy Hamilton, pastor of Sandy Creek Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, P.O. Box 113, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142, or the American Heart Association.

HAROLD A. GILSON JR.

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 20, 2002

Harold A. “Pete” Gilson Jr., 80, of 36 North St., Pulaski, died Thursday. Born in Oswego, he lived in Pulaski most of his life and graduated from Pulaski Academy High School. He retired in 1981 after 14 years with P&K Manufacturing and had previously been a bartender at Log Cabin Restaurant. He was a member of American Legion Robert Edwards Post 358 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289, both in Pulaski. He was a former Little League coach in Pulaski. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. His wife, the former Geraldine Simser, died in 1996.

Survivors: A daughter, Bonnie L. Loomis of Pulaski; three sons, Gary A. of Scriba, Edward A. of Pulaski and Terry J. of Lacona; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski. Contributions: Oswego County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego 13126.

HOWARD S. LAWRENCE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 6, 2002

Howard S. Lawrence, 91, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Sept. 14. Born in Watertown, he lived in Syracuse 30 years before moving away in 1972. He graduated from Pulaski Academy and attended Syracuse University. He was a machinist at Carrier Corp. for 30 years until his retirement in 1972. He also worked for the Pulaski Democrat newspaper. He was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church, the Eastwood Baptist Church and the Windbaggers Ham Radio Club. His wife of 66 years, the former Helen McChesney, died Oct. 29.

Survivors: Four daughters, Barbara Chester of Hendersonville, Patricia Myrto of Horse Shoe, N.C., Margaret Miller of Warners and Linda Yonteff of Winchester, Va.; a sister, Bella Turgeon of Florida; 11 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday for Howard and Helen Lawrence at Eastwood Baptist Church, 3212 James St., Syracuse. Burial, 3 p.m. Saturday, Pulaski Cemetery. Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory, Hendersonville, has arrangements.

BARBARA J. MCCULLAGH – RETIRED CLAIMS ADJUSTOR

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 15, 2002

Barbara J. McCullagh, 67, of 305 Upton Road, died Thursday at her home.

Mrs. McCullagh lived in Pulaski and Williamstown most of her life. She was a claims adjustor for Kemper Insurance Co., Syracuse, for 10 years, retiring in 1996. Previously, she was employed by Williamstown Elementary School and the Shoe Tree store, Camden.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Williamstown.

Born July 3, 1935, in Pulaski, daughter of Ralph and Olive Gayler Galbraith, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1953.

A marriage ended in divorce.

Surviving are her companion, Keith Robbins; a daughter, Linda Geary, Destrehan, La.; three sons, Michael McCullagh, Williamstown, Gordon McCullagh, Maple View, and Keith Robbins, Sandy Creek; Mr. Robbins’s daughters, Brenda Ostrander, Parish, and Keitha Britton, Williamstown; a sister, Erma Koenig, Mexico; a brother, Robert Galbraith, Lake Placid, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Oswego County, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

HARRISON E. WIGGINS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 30, 2002

Harrison E. Wiggins, 86, of county Route 17, Williamstown, died Thursday. Born in Altmar, he graduated from Pulaski Academy. He retired in the 1970s as general manager of Omega Wire Co. and previously was a foreman at Laribee Wire Co. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and the National Trappers Association. His second wife, the former Eunice Flagg, died previously; a son, James, died in 1947.

Survivors: His former wife, Virginia Comstock of Williamstown; three daughters, Beverly Ripka of Altmar, Alice Trumble of Camden and Jennie Dillenbaugh of Pulaski; three sons, Joseph of Schertz, Texas, John of Philadelphia, Pa., and Timothy of Altmar; a brother, Allen of Oneida; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at LaRobardiere Funeral Home. Burial, Pineville Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 109 Main St., Camden. Contributions: Williamstown Library, 2877 county Route 17, Williamstown 13493.

DONALD L. WEBB – SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 20, 2002

Donald L. Webb, 74, of 323 Dry Bridge Road, Fernwood, town of Richland, died Wednesday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Webb worked for 42 years at General Electric in Syracuse as a mechanical engineer and manager, retiring in 1988.

Born March 30, 1928, in Daysville, town of Richland, son of W. Lewis and Ella Webb, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1946.

He married Johanne Osuchowski on Sept. 11, 1948, at the Fernwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Crowley officiating.

He was a member and treasurer of and Sunday school teacher at Fernwood Baptist Church, and also taught a Bible study at Springbrook Apartments, Pulaski.

Surviving besides his wife and mother of Fernwood are a daughter, Cynthia Webb, Cicero; two sons, Donald Larry, Fernwood, and Gene A., Pulaski; three sisters, Marilyn N. Halsey, Mexico, Joyce A. Miller, Fernwood, and Shirley J. Bellows, Lake City, Fla.; two brothers, David R., Fernwood, and Jerry R., Winterville, N.C., and a granddaughter.

The funeral will be private. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Donations may be made to Fernwood Baptist Church, County Route 41A, Pulaski, N.Y.

JUSTIN F. NASSOIY – CARPENTER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 20, 2003

Justin F. Nassoiy, 23, Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Pulaski, died Tuesday in Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, of injuries he suffered in a car accident Monday in Raleigh.

Mr. Nassoiy was born Sept. 6, 1979, in Watertown, son of Kenneth and Donna Manwaring Nassoiy. He graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1997 and moved to North Carolina, where he was employed by S&J Construction Co. as a carpenter in Cary for 4 1/2 years.

He was a member of Park United Methodist Church and enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Donna and John Darling, his father, and a brother, Thurman, all of Pulaski; three sisters, Lisa Haskins, Rochester, Kristen Nassoiy, Pulaski, and Gennifer Thill, Lakeland, Fla.; his maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Robert and Cathy Manwaring, Pulaski; his maternal grandmother, Mary Manwaring, Auburn; his paternal grandmother, Charlotte Gristwood, Pennellville, and his companion, Tessa Kincaid, Raleigh.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, Va. 20190, or the Carolina Donor Service, 205 Plaza Drive, Suite D, Greenville, N.C. 27858.

NORMA B. HECKLE – OWNED SELKIRK LIGHTHOUSE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 26, 2003

Norma B. Heckle, 97, Springbrook Apartments, died Friday at Maplewood Nursing Home, Webster.

She was co-owner of the Selkirk Lighthouse with her son for many years.

Born May 12, 1905, in Pulaski, daughter of Frank and Jessie McRobbie Bonney, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1923 and attended Oswego Normal School.

She married Joseph F. Heckle on Jan. 11, 1926. He died Nov. 29, 1950.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Jane H. Brown, Sackets Harbor, and Joyce H. Dolan, Houston, Texas; two sons, Joseph F., Pulaski, and John A., Sun City, Fla.; 18 grandchildren, and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse.

A calling hour will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster- Hax Funeral Home.

MAHAFFY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 6, 2003

William Charles Mahaffy May 5, 2003

William Charles Mahaffy, 76, of Liverpool, NY died Monday at Crouse Hospital. He was born in Pulaski, NY and graduated from Pulaski Academy and Syracuse University. He retired as a manufacturers representative in the electrical equipment owilmaha field. William was a member of the Liverpool First United Methodist Church. He was a WWII veteran serving with the United States Army Air Force.

Survived by his wife of 55 years, Marjorie Mahaffy; two sons, Clark of Constantia and Richard of Manlius; one sister, Barbara Wilder of San Luis Obispo, CA; three brothers, Yates, Paul, Willard all of Pulaski; five grandchildren; a niece and several nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions can be made to the Liverpool First United Methodist Church, 604 Oswego St., Liverpool, NY 13088.

THOMPSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 8, 2003

Madeline J. Thompson May 6, 2003

Madeline J. Thompson, 91, of 101 Village Blvd. South, Baldwinsville, died Tuesday at Michaud Nursing Home in Fulton. Born on August 14, 1911, she was the daughter of Frederick and Nina Palmer Johnson. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School I 1928 and received her LPN License from Oswego Hospital in 1965. She also attended CCBI in Syracuse. She lived in Fulton for many years and from 1965 lived in Syracuse moving to Baldwinsville in 1995.

She is survived by one son, Robert J. Thompson, Jr. of Syracuse and three daughters, Shirley A. Davidson, Baldwinsville, Joanne M. Dittmann, Zephyrhills, FL, Sandra A. Woodard, Oswego; two brothers, Robert and Albert Johnson of Pulaski; two sisters, Dorothy Tubbs and Alice Zufelt, Camillus; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski with Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours will be held 5 to 8 Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, NY.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142 or to Michaud Nursing Home, 450 South 4th St. Fulton, NY 13069.

MADELINE THOMPSON – LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 8, 2003

Madeline J. Thompson, 91, formerly of Pulaski, died Tuesday at Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton.

Mrs. Thompson was a licensed practical nurse for 10 years at Van Duyn Home, Syracuse, retiring in 1976, and was a member of the New York State LPN Association.

Born Aug. 14, 1911, in Elk Point, S.D., daughter of Frederick and Nina Palmer Johnson, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1928 and from Oswego Hospital in 1965 as an LPN. She also attended Central City Business Institute, Syracuse.

She lived in Fulton for many years, moving to Syracuse in 1965 and to Baldwinsville in 1995.

A marriage ended in divorce.

Surviving are a son, Robert J. Jr., Syracuse; three daughters, Shirley A. Davidson, Baldwinsville, Joanne M. Dittman, Zephyrhills, Fla., and Sandra A. Woodard, Oswego; two brothers, Robert and Albert Johnson, both of Pulaski; two sisters, Dorothy Tubbs and Alice Zufelt, both of Camillus, 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142 or Michaud Nursing Home, 450 S. 4th St., Fulton, N.Y. 13069.

RICHARD M. GATES – RETIRED POSTMASTER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 19, 2003

Richard M. Gates, 76, of 4789 Salina St., died Saturday at his home.

Mr. Gates worked at the Pulaski post office for 38 years, retiring as postmaster in 1981.

Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Orwell, son of A. Maurice and Flossie Morgan Gates, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1944 and was in the Navy during World War II, serving from 1944 to 1946.

He married Lois DeLong on Sept. 2, 1949, at Pulaski Congregational Church.

He was a member of Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358, was a former coach of Pulaski Little League and one of the league’s original organizers, was a former member of Pulaski zoning board and a former member of Northern Oswego County Health Services board of directors.

Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Richard M. Jr., Pickerington, Ohio, Jamie A., Wilmington, N.C., Robert J., Allentown, Pa., and Timothy J., Little York; two daughters, Anne Gates, Oswego, and Mary Jane Montgomery, Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Jane Doran, North Syracuse, and 13 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

MYRTLE P. VIERS – TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 1, 2003

Myrtle P. Viers, 86, Syracuse, formerly of Pulaski, died Monday at her home.

Mrs. Viers taught at Onondaga Central School for 13 years, retiring in 1962. She also had taught in Camden, Oswego County Sanatorium, Richland, Fulton and East Syracuse.

Born Aug. 2, 1916, in Pulaski, daughter of Herbert N. and Mary B. Carl Sprague, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1935 and from Oswego Normal School in 1939.

She married Gleason Viers on April 19, 1946. He died Feb. 13, 1998.

She was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, a member of and a Sunday school teacher at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, a Cub Scouts den mother and a volunteer for Literacy Volunteers of the Greater Syracuse area.

Surviving are a foster son, David Bennett, Syracuse; a sister, Margaret Peters, Pulaski, and a cousin.

The funeral will at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Rev. Harold W. Bruen officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to St. Paul’s Church, Syracuse.

DOROTHY C. NICHOLSON – TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 6, 2003

Dorothy C. Nicholson, 96, of 27 N. Fernwood Road, died Friday at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Nicholson was a life resident of Pulaski and taught for several years in the Pulaski school district.

She was a member of Fernwood United Methodist Church and Fernwood Grange.

Born Aug. 12, 1906, in the town of Richland, daughter of Claude and Nila Waite Calkins, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1924 and Pulaski Teachers Training Class in 1925.

She married Harold A. Nicholson on Aug. 12, 1925, at Fernwood. They owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. Mr. Nicholson died April 14, 1972.

Surviving are a son, Hugh C., and a daughter, Beverly J. Scott, both of Pulaski, seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fernwood United Methodist Church. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Fernwood United Methodist Church.

FLOYD NOLAN – TEACHER, BUSINESS OWNER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 8, 2003

Floyd “Spike” Nolan, 65, of 80 Rainbow Shores Road, town of Richland, died Wednesday in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Nolan was a small-engines instructor for 23 years at the Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Mexico, retiring in 2001. He previously owned and operated Center Tool in Pulaski for 25 years.

Born March 10, 1938, in Syracuse, son of Floyd and Geraldine Gressler Nolan, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1955 and served in the Army from 1957 to 1962.

A marriage ended in divorce.

He was a member of Pulaski Kiwanis Club, was a fund-raiser for the Children’s Miracle Network and was a snowmobile and Harley motorcycle enthusiast.

Surviving are two sons, Patrick, Pulaski, and Joseph, Holly Springs, N.C.; his companion, Patricia Ingraham, Pulaski; a sister, Jermey Maxwell, Las Vegas, Nev., and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13201.

DOROTHY L. HASTINGS – LIFELONG PULASKI RESIDENT

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 3, 2003

Dorothy L. Hastings, 97, of 34 S. Jefferson St., died Monday at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton.

Mrs. Hastings was a lifelong resident of Pulaski. She taught for a year at Maple View School and was tax collector for Pulaski School for four years.

She was a member of Pulaski Congregational Church, Women’s Pilgrim Guild and Pulaski Historical Society.

Born Feb. 15, 1906, in Pulaski, the youngest of six children of Dexter and Elizabeth Lane Lilley, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1925 and Pulaski Teachers Training Class in 1926.

She married Perry W. Hastings on Sept. 10, 1927, at Syracuse.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, David L., Pulaski; two daughters, Marilyn H. Lindenthal, Franklin, Mass., and Eleanor Ackermann, Schenectady, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Pulaski Cemetery with the Rev. James Tschudy officiating.

There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Congregational Church, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142 or Pulaski Historical Society, Maple Avenue, Pulaski.

CARL H. CLARK – SELF-EMPLOYED MASON

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 6, 2003

Carl H. Clark, 92, of 8207 Route 3, died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Clark was a self-employed mason for many years, retiring in 1975. Previously, he had been employed by GLF, Camden, for four years.

He was a member of Camden Philanthropic Masonic Lodge 149 and several hunting clubs and was an avid photographer and painter.

Born Aug. 7, 1911, in the town of Richland, son of Edwin and Lula Hutchins Clark, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1931 and attended Cortland Normal School for a year.

He married Emma Becker on Jan. 31, 1942.

Surviving besides his wife are a brother, Edwin R., Braselton, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.

A private funeral will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Foster- Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Camden Masons in care of Roy Miller, 130 Main St., Camden, N.Y. 13316, or Pulaski Lodge 415, F&AM, Broad Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

BEVERLY A. MCNITT – COOK, WAITRESS

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 3, 2004

Beverly A. McNitt, 64, of 11709 Bishop Street Road, died Thursday morning in Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, where she was admitted Wednesday.

Mrs. McNitt worked at Lally Manufacturing Co., Adams, and also was a cook and waitress at several restaurants in southern Jefferson County.

She had resided on Bishop Street Road for 15 years, was a former member of Richland Volunteer Fire Company and a former Girl Scout leader in Richland and enjoyed doing craft work and playing bingo.

Born Sept. 15, 1939, in New Haven, daughter of Arthur O. and Florence M. King Nutting, she graduated from Pulaski Academy.

She married Elmer L. McNitt. They later were legally separated.

Surviving besides her mother, of Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown, are her companion of many years, Marshall Nash; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Donna and Patrick Case, Smithville, Dianna Busler, Blossvale, and Kathleen and Mark Senzamici, Batavia; a son and his wife, Robert and Cindy, Mannsville; seven sisters, Grace Caufield and Mary Jean and Betty Jean Nutting, all of Sandy Creek, Joan McNitt, Sandy Pond, Joyce Widrick, Adams, Barbara Lehtonen, Central Square, and Darlene Denny, Orwell; three brothers, Jerry and Ronald Nutting, Richland, and Bruce Nutting, Sandy Creek, 12 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren.

A sister, Linda M. Vann, died July 3, 2002.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville. Spring burial will be in Ellisburg Cemetery.

A calling hour will begin at noon Monday at the funeral home.

DONALD I. HALSEY – WORKED AT GENERAL ELECTRIC

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 4, 2004

Donald I. Halsey, 87, Springbrook Apartments, died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

Mr. Halsey worked at General Electric, Syracuse, from 1950 until his retirement in 1979 and had owned a dairy farm from 1943 to 1950.

Born Dec. 8, 1916, in Fernwood, son of Verner and Bertha Manwarren Halsey, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1935.

He married Muriel J. Manwarren on June 1, 1943.

He was a lifelong member of Fernwood United Methodist Church, was a member of the former Fernwood Grange and a member of Mexico Senior Citizens.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Betsy E. Ameele, Baldwinsville, and Bonnie J. Tetz, Alpine, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fernwood United Methodist Church. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Fernwood United Methodist Church, County Route 41A, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

ADA G. LOOMIS – HOMEMAKER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 22, 2004

Ada G. Loomis, 90, formerly of Pulaski and Orwell, died Wednesday under the care of Hospice in Port Orange, Fla.

Mrs. Loomis was a homemaker. Born April 16, 1913, in Orwell, daughter of Eaton and Ella Mae Hilton Greenfield, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1931.

She married Brainard Hilton on June 24, 1931. He died April 16, 1978. She married George Loomis on Aug. 20, 1979. He died Feb. 13, 1983.

Surviving are a son, Donald Hilton, Pulaski; three daughters, Phyllis Wortman, Denver, Colo., Carole Faye Cashel, Edgewater, Fla., and Harolyn Boyle, Pulaski; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

A spring graveside service will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

COX

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 18, 2004

Cameron C. Cox February 16, 2004

Cameron C. Cox, 85, of 59 North Street, Pulaski, died Monday at The Jewish Home of Central New York. He was born April 23, 1918 in Oswego, NY, the son of Clyde and Harriett Freeman Cox. He resided in the Pulaski area most of his life and graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1936. He married Edith Switzer on August 28, 1946 and served in the US Army during WWII in 1942 to 1945. He was a member of the Pulaski Congregational Church, the Railroad Union Local #9072, and a former NOCA Volunteer. He was employed by Conrail for 45 years retiring in 1982 as an Equipment Supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Marie; two sons, Terry C. of Huntsville, AL, Jeffrey L. of Knoxville, TN; three daughters, Kathleen M. McCloud of Renshaw Bay, Carol A Hubbard of Pulaski, and Nancy J. Corbett of Yorktown, VA; one brother, Frederick F. Cox of Oswego; 13 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with Rev. James Tschudy officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Donation may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 990 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088.

ARTHUR W. MORENUS – PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 12, 2004

Arthur W. Morenus, 87, Dodge City, Kan., formerly of Pulaski, died Feb. 16 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home, Dodge City.

Mr. Morenus was a press photographer for the Dodge City Daily Globe for many years.

Born Dec. 22, 1916, in Pulaski, son of Orson and Nellie Mahaffy Morenus, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and served in the Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific theater with the signal corps and later with the Army Air Forces.

He married Lillian M. Zurbucken on Feb. 2, 1943, in Dodge City. She died Aug. 8, 1985.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dodge City, and the Dodge City Noon Lions Club, and enjoyed fishing, golf, painting and drinking coffee.

Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Donna and Gary Murphy, Independence, Kan., two granddaughters and five great- granddaughters.

A private memorial service will be at a later date. The body was cremated.

Arrangements were with Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Prairie or to Trinity Association in care of Swaim Funeral Home, 1901 Sixth Ave., Dodge City, Kan. 67801.

MATTHEW M. BROWN – ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 29, 2004

Matthew McArthur Brown Jr., 76, North Syracuse, formerly of Pulaski, died Monday of a heart attack at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.

Mr. Brown was a retired electrical engineer for General Electric, Syracuse.

Born Jan. 2, 1928, in Pulaski, son of Matthew M. and Myrtle Brown, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1945, attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, Ill., where he took a 10-month course in radio and then joined the Merchant Marine. He graduated from Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Riley, Kan., in 1951, and served in the Army as a lieutenant during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

He married Beatrice Mae Hoaglund of Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 16, 1952, in Stanton, Iowa. The marriage ended in divorce.

He was an accomplished bridge player and had attained life master status.

Surviving are a daughter, Marcia Brown, Severn, Md.; three sons, Mark, Greenville, S.C., Craig, Camden, Maine, and Brian, Syracuse; three sisters, Annie Matacchiero, Albany, Marion Greene, Schenectady, and Lois Tanner, Altmar; a brother, Robert, Sackets Harbor; his companion, Doris Turner Beach, Sackets Harbor, eight grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A sister, Evelyn Janet Darling, and two brothers, Raymond and Archibald, died before him.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church, Cicero.

Arrangements are with DeWitt Memorial Funeral Home, DeWitt.

YATES B. MAHAFFY – WORKED AT CAR DEALERSHIP

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 19, 2004

Yates B. Mahaffy, 80, County Route 22, died Monday at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown.

Mr. Mahaffy was employed by Franklin Chevrolet, Olds and Buick, Pulaski, for 34 years, retiring in 1980. He also was involved in dairy farming with his father and his brother-in-law for 40 years until 1985.

He was a member of Park United Methodist Church and Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358, both in Pulaski.

Born Aug. 16, 1923, in Pulaski, son of Yates and Della Babcock Mahaffy, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1941 and served in the Army Air Forces from 1941 to 1945.

In 1945, he moved from Pulaski to Orwell.

He married Myrtle Pennock on Sept. 30, 1945, at Sandy Creek Methodist parsonage with the Rev. Herbert Harrison officiating. Mrs. Mahaffy died Dec. 19.

Surviving are two brothers, Paul M. and Willard M., both of Pulaski; a sister, Barbara A. Wilder, California, and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, William C., died May 5, 2003.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

JESSE E. WHITE – DAIRY FARMER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 4, 2004

Jesse E. White, 86, of 377 Canning Factory Road, died Friday in St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mr. White owned and operated a dairy farm for 60 years, retiring in 1985. He was a lifelong resident of Pulaski.

Born July 21, 1917, in Pulaski, son of George and Elizabeth Shafty White, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1936.

He married Beula Shirley on April 9, 1944, in the parsonage of Pulaski Methodist Church with the Rev. W.A. Gardner officiating.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Donald J., Turbotville, Pa.; a daughter, Jean W. Rautio, Phoenix, and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142, or Halfshire Historical Society, Main Street, Richland, N.Y. 13144.

Beverly A. “Bev” McEachern

Times Telegram (Herkimer, Little Falls, NY) (Published as Evening Telegram, The (Herkimer, NY)) – August 7, 2004

Was active in the Boy Scouts of America

HERKIMER – Beverly A. “Bev” McEachern, 66, a longtime Herkimer resident, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at her home.

She was born Nov. 3, 1937, in Utica, NY, the daughter of the late Carl and Bethal (Crow) Falvey. Bev attended Redford Free School, and graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1955, and furthered her education at Albany State University, graduating in 1959.

Her marriage to William McEachern took place on Aug. 11, 1962, at St. Mary’s Church in Florence, N.Y.

Mrs. McEachern was a member of the Church of Sts. Anthony and Joseph in Herkimer, and was also a member of the Herkimer Elks Ladies Auxiliary. Bev was also active in the Boy Scouts of America, General Herkimer Council where she received many awards.

Bev was a loving and caring person, having a special place in her heart for her husband, children, and her cherished grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, William “Bill”; two sons, Shawn McEachern of Jackson, Wyo. and Timothy McEachern and wife Andrea of Spencertown, N.Y.; a daughter, Tracy Tassinari and husband Samuel of Spencertown, N.Y.; a brother, Charles Falvey and wife Susan of Saco, Maine; a sister, Patricia Sagnella and husband Pasquale of Mattydale, N.Y.; five grandchildren, William, Frieda, Emma, Jack and Alice; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her in-laws, Elizabeth and Morris Volk of East Herkimer and Jane Smith of New Jersey.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. from the Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer, and at 10 a.m. from the Church of Sts. Anthony and Joseph, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Anthony Ligato, pastor. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Florence, N.Y.

Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, from 5-8 p.m. All memorial contributions in Bev’s name may be made to the Revolutionary Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Members of the Herkimer Elks Ladies Auxiliary are asked to meet at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. for services.

To offer condolences to the family, go to Bev’s online memorial at www.eneafuneralhomes.com on the Internet.

The Evening Telegram, Aug. 7, 2004

KOSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 11, 2004

Robert J. Koski August 9, 2004

Robert J. Koski, age 54, of 7956 Vernon Road South, Cicero, died Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. He was born on February 16, 1950 in Rome, NY. He resided in Cicero since 1997, previously living in Delmar, Rochester, and Cary, NC. He graduated from Pulaski Academy Central School in 1967. He married Barbara Burnash on May 23, 1970. He was employed by Gerharz Equipment in East Syracuse for the past 7 years.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara E.; two daughters, Amy L. and her husband, Patrick Doody of Troy, Amanda L. Koski; and a son, David T. both of Cicero; his mother, Estelle Koski of N. Syracuse; two brothers, Bernie of Cummings, GA, Ronald of Cicero; three grandchildren, Andrew, Rachel, and Kayla.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at St. John’s the Evangelist Church, Pulaski. Burial will be in the Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

MARGARET P. PETERS – WORKED AT BANK

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 22, 2004

Tuesday at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown.

Mrs. Peters worked 20 years for Lincoln National Bank, retiring in 1964.

Born July 25, 1911, in Fernwood, daughter of Herbert and Mary Carl Sprague, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1931 and attended Central City Business Institute, Syracuse.

She married Nelson L. Peters on Nov. 29, 1964, at the Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. W. Russell Clark officiating. Mr. Peters died Jan. 15, 1980.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and the Pulaski Historical Society.

Surviving are four grandsons, James, John and Joseph Peters, all of Pulaski, and Jeffery Peters, Syracuse; and a cousin.

A son, Carl Peters, died before her.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Spring burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

RUTH M. DENNIE – FTC SECRETARY

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 19, 2005

Ruth Marie Dennie, 78, of 502 Arsenal St., died Monday at her home.

Mrs. Dennie was a secretary for the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., from 1964 to 1986. She received several meritorious service awards during her employment there and later worked at a law office in Alexandria, Va.

Born May 19, 1926, in Parish, daughter of Charley F. and Lila Mae Jacobson Smith, she graduated from Pulaski Academy.

She married Christopher E. Dennie on Nov. 7, 1953. He died in July 1994.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra Coleman, Watertown; a son, Thomas E., address unknown; two sisters, Edna Mae Brown, Arlington, and Marilyn A. Smith, Adams Center; two brothers, Carl and David Smith, both of Florida; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A son, Gary Michael Dennie, died in November 1994. Two brothers, Francis C. and Clair Robert Smith, and a sister, Esther Stowell, also died before her.

A spring graveside service will be in South Richland Cemetery.

There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

CLIFFORD CRAIG – GENERAL ELECTRIC RETIREE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 2, 2005

Clifford Craig, 87, of 155 Northland Drive, Central Square, formerly of Pulaski, died Monday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Craig worked at Ontario Iron Works in Pulaski for 13 years and for General Electric, Syracuse, for 25 years, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of Caughdenoy United Methodist Church, Russell Tryon American Legion Post 1435, Altmar, Central Square Grange, Teamsters Local 317, Syracuse, and Oswego Trappers, and a life member of Albion Fish and Game Club.

Born Feb. 27, 1917, in the town of Williamstown, son of Frank and Neva Smith Craig, he graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1935.

He married Irene H. Barnes on June 30, 1940. They lived in Cicero for 10 years and in Pineville for many years.

Surviving besides his wife are two brothers, Albert J., Pulaski, and Roy A., Mannsville, an aunt and several nieces and nephews.

A sister, Marion E. Bennett, died March 13, 1996, and a brother, William W., died Dec. 23.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Mort officiating. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Caughdenoy United Methodist Church.

WILLARD M. MAHAFFY – INSTRUMENTAL TECHNICIAN

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 27, 2005

The funeral for Willard M. Mahaffy, 71, of 3347 Maple Ave., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilyn Stevens and the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Mahaffy died Sunday at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

He worked as an instrumental technician for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. at the steam plant in Oswego, retiring in 1991. He had also worked at Bristol Labs in Syracuse for several years.

He was a member of Park United Methodist Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local out of Oswego.

Born Aug. 18, 1933, in Pulaski, son of Yates and Della Babcock Mahaffy, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1951, served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and graduated from Morrisville Agricultural and Technical Institute.

A marriage to Sandra Richardson ended in divorce.

Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Mary E. and Mark Shelmidine, Lorraine; a son and his wife, Scott M. and Sandra, Sevierville, Tenn.; a brother, Paul, Pulaski; a sister, Barbara Wilder, San Luis Obispo, Calif., a grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Yates Jr. and William, died before him.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

NICOLE M. SPINK – COLLEGE STUDENT

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 28, 2005

Nicole M. Spink, 19, of 717 Towne Road, died Monday night of injuries suffered in a car accident on Route 104 in the town of Mexico.

State police said Miss Spink was driving west on Route 104 when at about 10:30 p.m. her car went off the left side of the road and struck a utility pole. Unsafe speed and wet pavement appeared to be contributing factors, police said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miss Spink worked at Taylor Marie’s Ice Cream Parlor in Pulaski and previously worked at R&R One Stop at Port Ontario and at Pulaski Country Pizza.

Born Jan. 8, 1986, in Watertown, daughter of Timothy P. and Laura J. Cook Spink, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 2004 and was a student at Jefferson Community College, Watertown.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and of Dance Express for many years.

Surviving are her father, of Pulaski; her mother, of Sandy Creek; a brother, Robert B., Pulaski; her paternal grandparents, Robert B. and Joan Spink, Pulaski; her maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother David and Patti Cook, Johnstown; her maternal grandmother, Carol Hotaling, Gloversville; a paternal great-grandmother, Venita Wilder, Pulaski; a maternal great-grandmother, Eleanor Cook, Johnstown, and paternal great-grandfather, Samuel Nicosra, Northville.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Park United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Ringgold Fire Department, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

DOROTHY E. LAWRENCE – HOMEMAKER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 26, 2005

Dorothy E. Lawrence, 74, of 43 Lake St., died Tuesday at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.

Mrs. Lawrence, a homemaker, was a lifelong resident of Pulaski.

Born Sept. 7, 1930, in Syracuse, daughter of Walter and Marjorie Hammell Schuler, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1948.

A marriage ended in divorce.

Surviving are three sons, Michael F., Beloit, Wis., Mark J., San Diego, Calif., and Timothy J., Redfield, and four grandchildren.

A brother, Walter Schuler, died Sept. 28, 1978.

The funeral will be private. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Varsity Softball in care of Pulaski District Office, 2 Hinman Road, Pulaski, N.Y. 13642.

JAMES F. YOUNGS – GENUINE PARTS RETIREE

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 2, 2005

James F. Youngs, 74, Woodbine Avenue, Syracuse, formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Youngs was employed for 17 years at Genuine Parts, Syracuse, retiring in 1996. Previously, he was a truck driver for Stanley Home Products, Syracuse, and New York Central Railroad, and operated a trucking company for several years.

He was a former member of Park United Methodist Church.

Born Nov. 2, 1930, in Pulaski, son of Jacob A. and Maude McGuijan Youngs, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1948.

He married Reta Crowner on Aug. 16, 1968. They lived in Syracuse for the past 37 years. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, James W., Camden, and Ronald, Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Donna Fuller, Perkasie, Pa.; two sisters, Jane Warlock and Patsy Torto, both of Syracuse, and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Natural Bridge.

A calling hour will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 7th North St., Liverpool, or to a charity of one’s choice.

WILSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 12, 2005

Fred E. Wilson October 7, 2005

Fred E. Wilson, age 90, of Pulaski, entered into eternal rest Friday October 7, 2005 in Oswego. He was born July 10, 1915 in Pulaski. He was a life resident of the Pulaski area. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1933 and served as Class President. Fred was a member of Operating Engineers Local 545, Syracuse for over 50 years. He was a lifetime member of the Mad River Club, also a member of Ma Barkers’ Cribbage League, Pulaski. Fred loved the outdoors and spent many hours at his Tug Hill Camp.

Surviving are one son, Paul (Sandra) of Pulaski; three daughters, Diane Ball (Neal) of Salem, VA, Joene (Fred) Burroughs of Blacksburg, VA, Tanya (Ralph) Mitchell of Salem, VA; 11 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, Shirley, who died June 3.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, October 15 at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St. Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble St., Pulaski, NY 13142.

WEBB

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 30, 2005

Jerry R. Webb October 28, 2005

Jerry R. Webb, 69, of Winterville, NC, formerly of Pulaski, died Friday at his home. Born on May 15, 1936, in Fernwood, he was the son of Lewis and Ella Caulkins Webb. He was a life resident of Fernwood until moving to North Carolina in 2001. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1958 and married Muriel Boyce on May 26, 1960. He served in the National Guard. Jerry was employed at Crouse-Hinds for 35 years, retiring in 1995, and was previously employed by GE in Syracuse for 10 years. He was a member of Believers’ Chapel North Church in Mexico, NY, and a member of the First Wesleyan Church of Greenville in NC. He was a former member of NOCA.

Surviving are his wife, Muriel; two daughters, Kathy (John) Moebs of Winterville, NC, and Marlene (B. Jay) Brown; one son, Daniel, all of Greenville, NC; his mother, Ella Webb, and a brother, David Webb, both of Fernwood, NY; three sisters: Marilyn Halsey of Mexico, Joyce Miller of Pulaski and Shirley Bellows of Lake City, FL; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother, Donald Webb.

Graveside funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

Donations may be made to Believers’ Chapel North, Mexico, NY 13114.

JANET G. ROSSMAN – ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 28, 2005

Janet G. Rossman, 57, Port Street, died of an apparent heart attack Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Rossman was employed by Altmar-Parishville-Williamstown Central School District as an elementary teacher, retiring from Williamstown Elementary in 2003, after 31 years of service.

She was a member of Oswego County Retired Teachers Association.

Born June 22, 1948, in Syracuse, daughter of William and Bessie Rogers Guthrie, she was a life resident of Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1966.

She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from Oswego State University College.

She married Terry M. Rossman on Sept. 27, 1969.

Surviving besides her husband and her mother of Pulaski are a daughter and her husband, Melissa R. and James Cole, Pulaski; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joshua and Tami, Crofton, Md., and Eric, Cortland; a sister, Nancy Wilder, Germantown, Md.; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

MANWARING

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 3, 2005

David B. Manwaring December 1, 2005

David B. Manwaring, age 71, of life-resident of Pulaski, died Thursday at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Born November 17, 1934 in Pulaski, he was the son of Warren and Bernadine Bradley Manwaring. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1953 and married Deanne Robinson on April 9, 1955. He owned and operated Dave’s Pump Service for 24 years. He was also employed by Oswego County Highway Dept. and APW Bus Garage. He was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Township 19 Hunting Club, a life member of the NRA and Hunter Safety Instructor, and avid hunter, fisherman, camper, woodworker and trapper.

Surviving are his wife, Deanne; two sons, Daniel D. and Thomas W. all of Pulaski; two daughters, Cynthia A. Michalski and Rhonda L. Phillips, both of Pulaski; one sister, Janet Fullerton of Odenton, MD; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

RUTH H. PAYNE – BEAUTICIAN, OES MEMBER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 10, 2006

The funeral for Ruth H. Payne, 87, Route 3, town of Ellisburg, formerly of Springbrook Apartments, Pulaski, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Sharon D. Satterlee, pastor of Belleville United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Ellisburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Payne died Sunday afternoon at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

Calling hours will be before and after the funeral, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

She had operated her own beauty salon in Sandy Creek and had at one time worked at the Rex Potts Drug Store in Pulaski.

She was a member of Ellisburg United Methodist Church, the Willing Workers women’s group at the church and the Order of the Eastern Star in Sandy Creek and enjoyed stamp collecting.

Born March 29, 1918, in DeKalb, daughter of David and Pearl Weatherup Holland, she attended school in DeKalb and graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and from Beaux Arts Beauty School in Syracuse.

She married Robert Willis Payne on Sept. 30, 1956, in DeKalb. They moved to their home on Route 3, where they operated a dairy farm of registered Brown Swiss cows. Mr. Payne, a longtime rural letter carrier for the Mannsville Post Office, died Sept. 4, 2004.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael, Seattle, Wash., and Peter and Debra, Mannsville; four sisters, Elma Marshall and Helen Weegar, both of DeKalb, June Gabriel, Hilton, and Dorothea Johnson, Sonoma, Calif.; two brothers, Stanley Holland, Lorraine, and James Holland, DeKalb, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Clyde and David Holland, died before her.

Donations may be made to the Ellisburg United Methodist Church.

SYKES

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 24, 2006

Bonnie E. Sykes February 18, 2006

Bonnie E. Sykes, age 58, of Stearns Road, Town of Floyd, passed away February 18, 2006, at St. Luke’s Hospital, after a brief illness.

She was born February 22, 1947, in Camden, a daughter of Lewis and Betty Turner Dawley, and graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1966. Bonnie was united in marriage to Phillip L. Sykes, on January 7, 1967, in Pulaski. She was employed by the Town of Floyd Water Department.

Bonnie was well loved and respected by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Phillip; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberlee and Obie Burger of Floyd, and Michelle and Steve Kotary of Floyd; her parents, Lewis and Betty Dawley of Pulaski; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Linda Dawley of Pulaski; and three grandchildren, Kristofer Burger, Katelyn Burger and Shelby Kotary.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street. Cremation will be in Waterville. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home 4 to 7 p.m., prior to the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rome Humane Society.

STUB

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 4, 2006

Lois J. Stub May 2, 2006

Lois J. Stub, 85, of Sandy Creek, NY, passed away Tuesday, May 2 at the Samaritan Keep Home, where she had resided since 2003.

She was born February 27, 1921, in Tully, NY, daughter of Lester W. Zufelt and Pauline Cook Zufelt. She graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1938.

She married Ernest R. Stub, of Bogo, Denmark, at the Methodist Church in Pulaski, NY on April 9, 1939. They lived on a farm in Sandy Creek, NY for 60 years. Mr. Stub passed away in March of 2003.

Lois enjoyed gardening and bingo.

Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Marcia and Dale Huffstater, Pulaski, NY, Josie and Steve Nemier, Sandy Creek, NY, and Cindy and Maynard Gillard, Mannsville, NY; two sisters, Doris Loomis, Saranac Lake, NY, and Louise Ware, Key West, FL; two brothers, Howard Zufelt, Camillus, NY and Edison Zufelt, Pulaski, NY; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A brother, Lester Zufelt died before her.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, NY, and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to the Sandy Creek Fire Dept. or the Northern Oswego County Ambulance of Pulaski, NY.

ROBERT E. HUBBARD

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 27, 2006

Robert E. Hubbard, 57, Pittsfield, Maine, formerly of Pulaski, died Wednesday at his home of complications of injuries suffered in a fall.

Mr. Hubbard was a professional photographer and a radio announcer, and most recently worked in retail sales.

Born Sept. 26, 1948, in Oswego, son of Howard and Martha Davis Hubbard, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1966 and later from Hamilton College, Clinton, and the University of Maine. He served in the Air Force as a linguist in Korea during the Vietnam War.

A marriage ended.

He was a former member and past president of the Pittsfield Kiwanis, and a past board member of the Pinnacle Ski Club in Pittsfield. He enjoyed photography, skiing, reading, singing, music, movies and walking.

Surviving are a son, Colin, Pittsfield; his parents, of Pulaski; three sisters, Joanne Cossa and Kathy Hubbard, both of New York City, and Barbara Hubbard, Pulaski, and two brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Carol, Pulaski, and David and Terry, Rodman.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery. A reception will follow in the church’s social hall.

Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Instead of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

NANCY P. DELVECCHIO

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 9, 2006

Nancy P. DelVecchio, 75, a life resident of Pulaski, died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. DelVecchio was employed by GTE Phone Co. for 43 years, retiring in 1993. She also was a meter maid in Pulaski for many years.

Born April 28, 1931, in Pulaski, daughter of Harold and Vera Brooks Parkhurst, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1949.

A marriage ended in divorce.

Mrs. DelVecchio was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 159 and Pulaski Historical Club, a volunteer and member of United Friends of Homeless Animals and a former emergency medical technician and member of Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Surviving are two sisters, Patricia P. Manwaring, Pulaski, and Beverly P. Cone, Mexico, and two nieces.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Other arrangements are incomplete. Donations may be made to United Friends of Homeless Animals, North Jefferson Street, or Pulaski Historical Society, Maple Avenue.

JANET B. JOHNSON

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 12, 2006

Janet B. Johnson, 86, of 15 Bentley Road, a life resident of Pulaski, died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Monday Historical Club and Home Bureau and was an election inspector for many years.

Born May 7, 1920, in Pulaski, daughter of William K. and Winifred Davis Bentley, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1938 and attended Syracuse University School of Art.

She married Albert R. Johnson on Sept. 6, 1941, at her parents’ home in Pulaski.

Surviving besides her husband are a son and his wife, Albert R. II and Debbie, Pulaski; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jean Nash Mathison and Chris Mathison, Phoenix, Ariz., Carol and Robert Dickson, Alden, and Gail Johnson, Pulaski; two sisters, Jean B. Jones, Poland, Ohio, and Dorothy B. Krespan, Wilmington, Del.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A sister, Winifred B. Evans, died in 2003.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Bridget McManus officiating.

Burial will be at the family’s convenience.

A calling hour will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street, Pulaski.

GRACE B. MILLARD

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 30, 2006

Grace B. Millard, 81, formerly of Blue Street, died Monday evening at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, where she had resided since March 26, 2001.

Mrs. Millard worked for Bell Telephone in Pulaski for several years and was transferred to Lowville as chief telephone operator for the General Telephone Co.

Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Pulaski, daughter of Henry F. and Elsie M. Miller Billhardt, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1942.

She married Kenneth J. Millard on June 24, 1953, at Turin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ervin W. Williams officiating. Mr. Millard died March 4, 1992.

She was a former library volunteer at Glenfield Elementary School and was a room mother when her children were in school.

She enjoyed knitting, sewing and crafts.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Lisa and James Kiernan, Brantingham, and Shari and Rick McNeil, Glenfield; two brothers and a sister-in-law, William H. and Joyce M. Billhardt, Greig, and Thomas G. Billhardt, and his companion, Patricia, last name unknown, Lacona; a sister, Sandra A. Billhardt, Lowville, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Iseneker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired United Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6350 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33309-2130, or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, N.Y. 13367.

DENNIS R. MARTIN

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 2, 2006

Dennis R. Martin, 58, Richland, died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, from heart failure.

Mr. Martin worked for 33 years at the P&C Warehouse, Syracuse, retiring in 2003.

Born Aug. 8, 1948, in Richland, son of Harry E. and Arlene Waite Martin, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1966 and entered the Army Oct. 27, 1966. He volunteered for duty in Vietnam and was assigned Nov. 1, 1967, in the First Infantry Division. He was wounded Oct. 11, 1968, and sent to a hospital in Japan, from which he was transferred to Valley Forge Hospital, Pa., until his discharge Dec. 4, 1968. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, a Meritorious Unit Citation and the Purple Heart.

A marriage ended in divorce.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 317 and the Richland Church of Christ.

Surviving are a daughter, Karen Martin, Baldwinsville; a son, Donald, Minetto; his mother of Richland, and four grandchildren.

His father died in 1991.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

A calling hour will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

DORCHESTER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 18, 2007

Judith Dorchester March 15, 2007

Judith Dorchester, 61, of Nedrow, died Thursday at home. Born in Pulaski, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and House of Good Samaritan School of Nursing. Judy continued her nursing career for 13 years and remained close to the medical field, retiring from St. Joseph’s Medical Transcription Department. Judy’s other great loves were reading, music, horses and lacrosse. We will miss her “matter of factness” and her sense of humor.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Ronald; loving in-laws; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Judy donated her body to SUNY Medical School, and a service will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Norris-Plis Funeral Home Marcellus

LINDA S. BRALEY

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 19, 2007

Linda S. Braley, 54, County Route 62, died Tuesday at her home. She had been ill with cancer.

Mrs. Braley had worked at Schoeller Technical Papers and the Nice N Easy convenience store, both in Pulaski, and the Braley Adult Home in Altmar.

Born May 7, 1952, in Cheyenne, Wyo., daughter of Ward and Ruth Adams Sampson, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1970.

She married Marty Braley on Oct. 26, 1996. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

She enjoyed camping and was an avid bingo player.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons, William Wood, Paul Wood and Joseph Wood, all of Pulaski; a stepdaughter, Dawn Militti, West Monroe; two stepsons, Scott Braley, Sandy Creek, and Stephen Braley, Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Michael Sampson, Rome; a sister, Nancy Davidson, Mexico, and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Zachary Tyler Seamon

Times Telegram (Herkimer, Little Falls, NY) (Published as Evening Telegram, The (Herkimer, NY)) – September 11, 2007

Worked in the film industry in Hollywood, Calif.

ILION – FRANKFORT – Zachary Tyler Seamon, 29, of Pulaski, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Frankfort, N.Y.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1977, in Oswego, N.Y., the son of Donald Seamon and Prudence (Sweet) Seamon. Zach graduated from Pulaski Academy Central School in 1996 and continued his education at Full Sail in Orlando, Fla. He worked in the film and advertising industry in Hollywood, Calif.

Zach was a loving, devoted son, brother and uncle. He will always be remembered for his humor, compassion and creativity.

Survivors include his loving mom and dad, his sister and brother-in-law, Harmony and Joe Worral of Lockport; nephews, Tyler and Jack Worral; grandparents, Lloyd and Pauline Van Nort of Kirkville, Devere Seamon of Richfield Springs; two uncles, Garry Seamon, James Sweet and his wife Nannette of Tennessee; three aunts, Brenda De John and her husband Chip of Ilion, Patty Miller and her husband Steve of Ilion, Eleanor Stubba and her husband Rev. Bill of Georgia; special cousins, Jamie De John, Faith Brygadowicz and several other cousins including Alysha Miller, Robin Askham, Lori Gray, Coleen Seymour, Jolee Dowidowicz, Leslie Wereszczak, Hannah Harshbarger, Jennie Sweet; several great-aunts, great-uncles; special friends, Danny, ‘Sweet,” and Pat.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Annie and Ward Sweet, aunt Letha, cousins and uncle Charles Askham.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. at the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, N.Y., with the Rev. William Stubba officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday 2-4 p.m. prior to the service.

Anyone wishing to share a memory of Zach or add to his online memorial may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet.

In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to homeless shelters in Zach’s name c/o Prudence Seamon, 6805 Minnick Road, Lockport, N.Y. 14094.

Local funeral arrangements are entrusted to Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 102 West St., Ilion.

The Evening Telegram, Sept. 11, 2007

FRANCES C. RILEY

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 16, 2007

Frances C. Riley, 93, a lifelong resident of Richland, died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse.

Mrs. Riley worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 16 years in Richland, retiring in 1983. She had previously worked at Wildhack’s Drug Store in Newark for several years.

Born Oct. 9, 1913, in Richland, daughter of Edward and Chloe Pierce Carr, she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1932.

She married Elmer D. Riley on June 10, 1933. Mr. Riley, a senior building construction engineer at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown, died May 27, 1969.

Mrs. Riley was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, Home Bureau, Rosa Garden Club, Half-Shire Historical Society, and Tug Hill Resource Investment for Tomorrow (THRIFT), and a former member of Richland Pilots Association.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon F. Riley, Deansboro, and a son, Keith C. Riley, Syracuse.

A son, David D. Riley, died Feb. 5, 2005.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., with Mrs. Riley’s nephew, the Rev. Robert Pennock, officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

JOSEPH M. VALLEY

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 2, 2007

The funeral for Joseph M. Valley, 50, Syracuse, formerly of Pulaski, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Our Light parish. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Valley died Saturday night when the motorcycle he was driving on Route 49 in Constantia was struck by a car driven by an alleged drunken driver.

Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St.

He had been employed as a stationary engineer by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Syracuse, for the past 10 years. He was formerly a union ironworker and was an energy auditor for Johnson Controls Inc. and Honeywell DMC.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Pulaski, Oswego County Comets Motorcycle Club and Friend of Vicious Circle Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed motorcycles, music, storytelling, traveling and antiques collecting.

Born Jan. 20, 1957, in Oswego, son of Norman W. and Kathryn Stoffle Valley, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1975.

Surviving are a daughter, Cassidy Valley, Syracuse; his father, of Pulaski; a brother and his wife, Paul and Carla, Aurora, Ohio, two grandchildren and a niece.

His mother died Nov. 13, 1991.

FRANCES I. NICHOLS

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 28, 2007

Frances I. Nichols, 101, of 889 Tinker Tavern Road, a lifelong resident of Pulaski, died Thursday at her home.

Miss Nichols was a teacher in rural schools in the Pulaski School District and at Pulaski Elementary School, retiring in June 1971 after 43 years of service.

Born July 20, 1906, in Pulaski, daughter of Lewis and Gertrude Reese Nichols, she had resided in the same home her whole life. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1927, Pulaski Teachers Training Class in 1928 and Oswego State Teachers College in 1932.

She was a member of Fernwood United Methodist Church, New York State Retired Teachers Association and Oswego County Retired Teachers Association.

A sister, Alice Nichols, died Nov. 15, 1996.

A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Mexico Village Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

DAVIS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 10, 2007

Richard Potter Davis November 6, 2007

Richard P. Davis died peacefully on November 6, 2007, at Osprey Village on Amelia Island, Florida. He was born February 6, 1925, in Pulaski, New York, and graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and then from the United States Naval Academy in 1946 (Class of 1947). Following three years of service as a Navy officer, he moved to Syracuse, New York, and later to Cazenovia, New York. He joined the A.H. Pond Company in 1949 and later served as president of the company for several years before he retired and moved to Florida in 1982. While he was in the Syracuse area, he was a member of the Onondaga Golf and Country Club, University Club, Century Club and Cazenovia Club, and he was on the board of KeyBank in Syracuse.

Mr. Davis is survived by his brother, John A. Davis of Beacon, New York; four sons; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

He was predeceased earlier this year by his wife, Harriet Pond Davis, and by his brother. Capt. George H. Davis, USN.

A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc., 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257, whose personnel provided wonderful care to our father.

MILDRED S. WHEELER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 13, 2007

Mildred S. Wheeler, 93, Williamstown, a native of Richland, died Tuesday in Williamstown.

She was employed by various nursing homes in Williamstown and Richland.

Born Aug. 4, 1914, in Richland, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1933. She had resided in Williamstown since 1935, previously living in Orwell for many years.

She married Kenneth Wheeler on June 30, 1934. He died Dec. 12, 1994.

She was a member of Williamstown Senior Citizens and the Ricard Grange.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Jr., Altmar, and William E., Sodus; three daughters, Josephine N. VanWinkle, Peggy J. Kennedy and Janice L. Oakes, all of Williamstown; a daughter-in-law, Gisela Wheeler, Germany; 28 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

Three daughters died before her: Doris in 1934, Joyce in 1956 and Charlotte in 1991. A son, Herbert J., died July 28, 2006.

The funeral will be at noon Saturday at Pulaski Wesleyan Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Donations may be made to Oswego County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

LINDSEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 29, 2007

Anna Marie Lindsey December 27, 2007

Anna Marie Lindsey, 82, of Sandy Creek, died Thursday in Watertown at Mercy of Northern NY, where she resided since 2004. She was born on August 22, 1925, in Mexico. She resided in Sandy Creek since 1944, previously living in Pulaski from 1932 to 1944. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1942 and married Harmon S. Lindsey on June 24, 1944. He died December 31, 2004. She was employed by Corse Press in Sandy Creek from 1945 to 1955. Anna was a former member of Pulaski Baptist Church, the Women’s Relief Corps in Pulaski and the Red Hat Society in Watertown.

Surviving: one son, Gaylord H. (Paulette) of Pulaski; two daughters, Chrystal J. Mowers of Altmar and Kelly N. (Stuart) MacVean of Aiken, SC; one brother, Marvin Ward of Williamstown; one sister, Martha Chatterton of Sandy Creek; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. No calling hours.

Donations can be made to Mercy of Northern NY, 4 North- Residence Fund, 218 Stone Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

EVELYN E. LEROY

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 4, 2008

Evelyn E. LeRoy, 87, Cortland, died Wednesday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. LeRoy and her husband owned and operated LeRoy Radio and Television Service, Cortland, from 1947 to 1985. She had lived in Cortland for 71 years.

Born April 4, 1920, in Altmar, daughter of Hollis and Naomi MacDonald Ellis, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1936 and attended Cortland Normal School for two years.

She married Harold J. LeRoy on Nov. 8, 1938. He died Dec. 30, 2005.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, David LeRoy and Nancy Kauhl, Harrisburg, Pa., and Paul and Sue, Manlius; a brother, John Ellis, Homer, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A brother, Willard Ellis, died in 2003.

The funeral will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St. Spring burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

BROWN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 29, 2008

Mary T. Brown February 26, 2008

Mary T. Brown, 93, formerly of Pulaski, died Tuesday at South Eastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, NC. Born October 8, 1914, in New York City, she was the daughter of James C. and Mary Ann Carroll McShane. She resided in Pulaski until 1970, then moved to Lumberton, NC, spending summers at Eagle Crag Lake near Tupper Lake, NY. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1933 and graduated from the College of New Rochelle, NY, in 1937. She received her master’s degree in education from Syracuse University. She married William Brown on June 6, 1942; he died March 2, 2002. Mrs. Brown was a correspondent for the Syracuse Herald-Journal and Oswego Palladium Times. She taught in the English department at Pulaski High School for 21 years, retiring in 1970. She was also employed by Robeson County Public School System in Public Relations for 10 years.

Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Francis DeSales Church, Lumberton, NC; member of Delta Kappa Gamma; Monday Historical Club and Monday Study Club; former member of Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski; and a member of Mount Arab Preserve Association at Eagle Crag, NY.

Surviving: one daughter, Maureen (Craig) Rinde of Clarksville, TN; two granddaughters, Tiffany Cotner of Hawaii and Jennifer Humphrey of Columbus, OH; two great- granddaughters, Morgan and Paige Cotner; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Sally Logan, and two brothers, Charles and James McShane.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski, with spring burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, NY.

LEOLLIA M. HELLINGER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 5, 2008

Leollia M. “Lee” Quackenbush Hellinger, 78, Pulaski and Mexico, died Friday at Loretto Nursing Home, Syracuse.

Born May 12, 1929, in Champion, daughter of Bernard and Anna Marie Menard Quackenbush, she graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School.

She married Raymond A. Hellinger on Nov. 26, 1949. The marriage ended in divorce. Mr. Hellinger died Dec. 9, 2002.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, David and Judy, Pulaski, and Arthur and Kathy, Mattydale; a daughter, Patricia Hellinger, Clay; a sister, Cecelia Collins, Pulaski, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Charles Hellinger, died in 2000.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

COVILLE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 11, 2008

March 25, 2008

Robert Keith Coville, of Pulaski, NY, formerly of Westwood and Township of Washington, NJ died on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Bob was born on April Fool’s Day, 1928 in Pulaski, NY, the son of Hiram and Leona Coville who are both deceased, along with an older brother, Wallace. He graduated from Pulaski Academy Central School. He served in the Merchant Marines the latter part of WWII, after that he worked for Western Electric for 13 years while living in Bayonne, NJ. While in Bayonne, he become president of the Holy Name Society, was an officer in the Knights of Columbus, and also started a Boy Scout troop. In 1964, he went into the dry cleaning business in Washington Township and Westwood where he owned and operated two stores. He later moved to Florida and back, and lived in Westwood for nine years. While in the Township, he joined the volunteer fire department where he was very active. He later moved to Liverpool, NY outside of Syracuse where he was working as a security guard at P&C.

He is survived by cousins in Pulaski, NY.

Visitation at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Liturgy at Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Township of Washington, NJ on Saturday at 10 a.m.

ELIZABETH J. EVANCHIK

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 18, 2008

PULASKI – Elizabeth J. “Betty” Evanchik, 83, Pulaski, died Wednesday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mrs. Evanchik was employed by Our Lady of Mercy School, Hicksville, for many years.

Born April 20, 1925, in Pulaski, daughter of Clifford and Florence Wilder Montondo, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1943 and from Crouse Irving School of Nursing, Syracuse, in 1945.

She resided in Pulaski until 1943, when she moved to Plainview and Queens. She returned to Pulaski in 1983.

She married Anton Evanchik on May 30, 1948. He died Nov. 23, 1986. Mrs. Evanchik was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Michael A. and Rosemary, Springfield, Va., and Stephen D. and Robin, Oswego; a daughter, Barbara J. Evanchik, Summit, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Evanchik, Mexico; a sister and her husband, Barbara Donald McCumber, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A son, William C., died April 27, 2006.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

MATTISON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 17, 2008

Charles A. Mattison Jr. August 15, 2008

Charles A. Mattison Jr., 78, life resident of Altmar, died Friday in Watertown. He was born May 12, 1930, in Altmar and graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1947. He owned and operated a dairy farm for 45 years and was later employed by Ames Dept. Store in Pulaski for several years.

Surviving: one daughter, Ruth Meeks of Waterloo; three sisters, Virginia Pollic of Richland, Eleanor Geyer of VA and Ruth Larrabee of Detroit, MI; friends, Cathy and Tim Derr of Richland; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Clarissa, and one sister, Evelyn Summers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pineville Cemetery. Calling hour will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, prior to the service.

IRMA M. CORBETT

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 21, 2008

Irma M. Corbett, 82, Pulaski, died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital.

Born Aug. 26, 1925, in Orwell, daughter of Claude and Mary Helbock Warren, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1942 and had resided in Port Ontario since 1947.

She married Richard A. Corbett on Jan. 5, 1948, in Pulaski.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Joseph W., Albany; a daughter and her husband, Kristin and Allen Tupper, Wilmot Flat, N.H.; two brothers, Robert Warren, Pulaski, and Jack Warren, Penn Yan, and two sisters, Minetta Colwell, North Carolina, and Margaret McMorrow, Ithaca.

A sister, Isabelle E. Moran, and a brother, Milton Warren, died before her.

A private graveside service will be Saturday in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

In place of flowers, donations may be made to United Friends of Homeless Animals, Jefferson St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

SHIRLEY B. HORT

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 28, 2008

Shirley B. Hort, 82, Pulaski, died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

Mrs. Hort was employed by General Electric in Syracuse and Log Cabin, Dracos and Rainbow Shores restaurants.

Born May 17, 1926, in the town of Richland, daughter of Charles and Leona Lighthall Balcom, she graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1944. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289 Auxiliary and was a deer hunter for 58 years.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Edward and Joni Hort, Parish; a daughter and her husband, Barbara and Roger Redden, Renshaw Bay; nine grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and a niece.

A daughter, Sherry Britton, died in 1971. A sister, Mildred G. Dawley, and two brothers, Donald V. and Lyle M. Balcom, also died before her.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

SAMUEL O. MATTISON

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 24, 2008

Samuel O. Mattison, 94, Altmar, died Sunday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Oswego.

Mr. Mattison owned and operated a dairy farm for 65 years, retiring in 1990. He also was a cattle dealer for many years and had served as Albion Town Justice for 24 years.

Born Jan. 15, 1914, in Altmar, son of George and Anna Obrist Mattison, he attended school in Altmar and graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1932. He married Irma Pratt on Nov. 30, 1935, in Altmar. She died July 25, 2002.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski, a member of Pulaski Grange 730 and also the state and national Granges. He was a former member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, Orwell Lodge, and was a member of Oswego County Cooperative Extension.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, George P. and Joan, Atlanta, Ga., and Samuel Arthur and Sue, Altmar; two daughters, Mary Anna Washburn, Lacona, and Jean Marie Densmore, Orwell; a sister, Francis Hoenow, Pulaski, 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

JEFFREY C. WOOLSON

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 21, 2009

Jeffrey C. Woolson, 41, Pulaski, died Thursday in an automobile accident in the town of West Monroe.

He had been employed by the state Department of Parole for the past three years. He previously was employed by Oswego County Probation Department and Child Protective Services for 15 years.

Born July 17, 1967, in Oswego, son of Charles R. and Ruby D. Hutchins Woolson, he graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1985, received a bachelors of arts degree from SUNY Cortland in 1989 and went on to earn a master’s degree from SUNY Oswego.

He was a member of the Tuesday Commercial Bowling League and the Snowbelt 700 Bowling Club and was an avid motorcyclist and hunter.

Surviving are his mother, Ruby “Robin” Woolson, and her companion, Donald Pratt, Pulaski; a brother and his wife, Dane M. and Laura, Orwell, and two nephews.

His father died Sept. 19, 1994.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Park United Methodist Church. Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Donations may be made to Pulaski Community Cupboard, 12 Bridge St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

ANDREW HOLYNSKI

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 22, 2009

Andrew J. Holynski, age 22, life resident of Fernwood, died Thursday at his apartment in Canton where he was a student at SUNY Canton. Andrew was born October 9, 1986, in Syracuse, the son of Joseph and Dawn Ebert Holynski. He graduated from Pulaski Academy Central Schools in 2005.

Surviving: his parents, Joseph and Dawn Holynski of Fernwood, one brother, Adam Holynski of Fernwood, maternal grandmother, Monica Ebert of Fernwood and paternal grandmother Stella Holynski of Syracuse.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street Pulaski, NY with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of America 8301 Professional Place Landover, MD 20785 or at epilepsyfoundation.org.

JUDITH MILLER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 4, 2009

Judith “Judy” Miller, age 82 life resident of Pulaski died Wednesday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. Judy was born November 26, 1926 in Pulaski, the daughter of Harold S. and Lottie Manwaring Franklin. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1944 and Oswego State Teachers College in 1960. Judy married John “Jack” Miller on April 26, 1946, he died July 4, 1998. She taught kindergarten at Sandy Creek School for 21 years, retiring in 1981. Judy was a member of the Park United Methodist Church and its choir, Tuesday Study Club, Pulaski Historical Society, NYS Retired Teachers Association, North Country Music Society, the DAR and she also volunteered at the Pulaski Public Library.

Surviving: one son, Don (Margaret) Miller of Sandy Pond, two daughters, Jill (Bryan) Mattison of Sandy Creek, and Linda (Pat) O’Reilly of Fairport, one brother Robert Franklin of Pulaski, one sister Charlotte Bechard of Florida, six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street Pulaski. Donations may be made to the Park United Methodist Church 2 Hubble Street Pulaski, NY 13142.

PERRY W. HASTINGS

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 5, 2009

Perry W. Hastings, age 105 resident of Pulaski died Tuesday at St. Luke’s Health Services Center in Oswego. Perry was born August 05, 1903 in Sandy Creek, the son of Eugene and Carolyn Haven Hastings. He lived in Lacona from 1903 until 1920 when he moved to Pulaski. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1922 and attended Syracuse University. Perry was married to Dorothy Lilley Hastings for 76 years from September 10, 1927 until she passed away September 1, 2003. Perry first worked as a traveling salesman before joining his father in the E.M. Hastings Coal Co. and Real Estate Agency. In 1937 he joined Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. where he worked for 25 years before returning to Hastings Agency, the family business which he owned for 15 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader and writer and took up golf in retirement. Perry was a member of the Pulaski Historical Society where he contributed to a book titled Salmon River Odyssey published by Hope Marston. He was a past master and member of the Pulaski Masonic Lodge #415. He was also a past priest and member of the Royal Masons, Pulaski Chapter #279. Perry was a member of the Pulaski Congregational Church, and a former member of NOCA.

Surviving: one son, David Hastings of Pulaski, two daughters, Marilyn H. Lindenthal of Pacific Grove, CA, and B. Eleanor Ackermann of Schenectady, NY, nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13th at Pulaski Cemetery with the Reverend James Tschudy officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements made by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

WILLIAM GREGORY

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 25, 2009

Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant William (Bill) Gregory, of Havelock, N.C., passed away November 16 2008 at the age of 66. He will be missed dearly by his family and a host of friends and acquaintances.

Bill was born October 25 1942, in Watertown, N.Y., son of the late Ned Franklin Gregory and Francis May Granger Hazelwood. He graduated from Pulaski Academy Central School in 1960. Bill was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. of 26 years and a manager of the Havelock Building Supply in Havelock, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years Margaret (Gressler) Gregory. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-laws, Geri and Jack Vital of Huntington, W.V. and Angela and John Strong of Havelock, N.C. and; four grandchildren, Chris Vital, and Elizabeth, Amanda and Dillon Strong; a brother Ed Gregory and his wife Starr of Kannapolis, N.C.; a sister Vicki Gregory and her husband John of Watertown, N.Y. Two step brothers Larry Norton and his wife Chris of Syracuse, N.Y. and Bob Norton and his wife Suzzie of Sandy Creek, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a burial service at the Pulaski Cemetery, in Pulaski, N.Y. on August 1, 2009 at 10:00 am with Military Honors.

MURRAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 18, 2009

Robert R. “Bob” Murray

August 13, 2009

Robert R. “Bob” Murray, 76, of Mexico, NY, and The Villages, Florida, passed away after a long struggle with complications from hereditary hemo-chromatosis on Thursday, August 13, 2009, at his summer home on the river at Mexico Point, with his family holding his hand as he had wished. Bob recently had been under the watchful and helpful eye of hospice nurse, Leslie, and for five days, with his aide, Ashley, and his family. Bob was born in Fernwood, NY, on September 12, 1932, the son of Clarence and Mary Ruth Reynolds Murray. He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Paul, Lewis Grant.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mildred Robinson Murray; daughters, Cynthia Hanley (Alan) of Mexico, Michelle Miller (Frank) of Jacksonville, FL, and Rebecca Riley of Fernwood; grandchildren, Jennifer Spaulding, Jeromy Jessmore, Robert Kaigan Miller, Hilary Miller, Lofton Miller and Monique Riley; great-grandchildren, Nathan Jordal and Katelynn Spaulding. Bob is also survived by his sister, Charlotte Row of Pulaski; brothers, George Irving Murray (Dorothy) of Baldwinsville and Clinton Murray of Moorpark, CA; sister-in-law, Lillian Murray of Fernwood; his mother-in-law, Ethel Robinson of Seneca Manor; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob graduated from Pulaski Academy, where he excelled in sports and sang in musicals. He later went on to work out with the Syracuse Chiefs minor league baseball team. At that time, he was drafted, decided he wanted to go into the Navy, and left in three days for the Korean War. While in the Navy, he coached and pitched baseball and also served his country aboard the USS Valor 472 as a wooden minesweeper.

Bob’s commanding presence, eloquence and vision contributed to his success as an outstanding business and community leader. He was the founder of R. Murray and R. Riley Insurance Agency. He was proud to always be representing the people as Oswego Co. legislator for 16 years. Bob strongly believed in the work ethic, honesty, integrity, compassion and giving to those less fortunate. Words he cherished were spoken at his retirement after 16 years as Republican Legislator when Herbert VanShack, then chairman, said, “Bob was the conscience of the Legislature!” Bob helped form the Mexico Little League

and coached both a Little League and Babe Ruth team at the same time, which went on to win the county championship. He was the organizer of Mexico Lions Club. He recruited 29 charter members. He was charter president and in 1972 was district governor. His project was to put the first argon laser machine in Upstate Medical. He received many Lions awards. He was then chairman of the Central New York Eye Bank.

Bob was a member of Mexico Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Shrine, Watertown, NY. He was instrumental in getting children into the Shrine Hospital in Canada.

He was a member of the American Legion and a very active member of First United Methodist Church in Mexico, where he faithfully served in many positions. Singing was a passion, and he was a member of the church choir for over 50 years.

When he was in Fort Myers prior to moving to The Villages, he sang with the Southwest Florida Symphony and was selected for the special chorus. He also sang and acted in the Cross Creek Players and helped to organize the chorus at the Legends. When he moved to The Villages in 2005, he sang with the symphony and at New Covenant Methodist Church until his illness. For several years, he also sang in the summer in the North Country Men’s Chorus in Lowville, NY. The past few years, Bob and Millie enjoyed traveling and when on cruise ships, Bob sang in the shows.

Bob enjoyed playing golf with his partner of many years, Doug Irwin, and at many benefits with Don Penoyer, who called him Dad. Bob won several championships.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 21, at Harter Funeral Home on Washington Street, Mexico, New York, with Pastor Bill Palmer officiating.

Burial will be 9 a.m. Saturday, August 22, at South Richland Cemetery on the corner of Manwaring Road.

A celebration of Bob’s life will follow on Saturday, August 22, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Church Street, Mexico, New York. His family will receive friends at a reception in the church social hall following the service.

As Bob believed in giving, if you so choose, you may contribute to First United Methodist Church’s project to make the church handicapped accessible. Checks may be mailed to ASAP, P.O. Box 255, Mexico, New York 13114 or to the Lions Club Scholarship Fund that was established in Bob’s name. Mail to Mexico Lions Club, P.O. Box 713, Mexico, New York 13114.

WEBB

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 16, 2009

Ella C. Webb

October 14, 2009

Ella C. Webb, 98, a life resident of Fernwood, died Wednesday at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. Ella was born February 25, 1911, in Richland, the daughter of Fred and Stella Reed Calkins. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1926. She also attended Oswego Normal School. Ella married W. Lewis Webb on March 21, 1928; he died December 21, 1994. She was active in the Pulaski Wesleyan Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a pianist for many years. Ella was also an Avon representative, winning many sales awards.

Surviving: one son, David R. Webb of Fernwood; three daughters, Marilyn H. Halsey of Mexico, Joyce A. Miller of Fernwood and Shirley J. Bellows of Lake City, FL; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two sons, Donald Webb, in 2002 and Jerry Webb, in 2005.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church 5353 Rte. 11, Pulaski, NY 13142.

VROOMAN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 21, 2009

Charlotte F. Vrooman

October 19, 2009

Charlotte F. Vrooman, 81, a resident of Mexico, died Monday at Oswego Hospital. Charlotte was born October 1, 1928 in Pulaski, the daughter of Glenn and Belle Plaisted Vrooman. She resided in Mexico since 1946. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1945. Charlotte married Henry Vrooman, April 21, 1947, he died October 2, 2007. She was employed by Cambridge Filter in Syracuse and Birdseye in Fulton for a few years.

Surviving: three sons, Roger (Rebecca) Vrooman of Mexico, David Vrooman of Mexico and Roy (Tammy) Vrooman of Manchester, NH; one daughter, Nancy (Wayne) Johnson of Pulaski; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Linda Ackley who died December 2002.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral.

LOCAL Obituaries

Daily Courier-Observer (Massena, NY) – October 22, 2009

Ellen S. Davis

COLTON – Funeral services for Ellen S. Davis, 72, of 172 Gulf Road, Colton, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Colton, with Rev. Bryan Stitt, pastor, presiding. Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, Robert of Colton; her sons, Thomas Davis of Seattle, Wash., and Peter Davis and his companion, Sue Johnson, of Canton; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Barbara) Remington of Parishville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sally McEvoy of Cambria, Calif.

She was born Dec. 31, 1936 in Syracuse, daughter of the late Hollis and Virginia Little Wilson. She graduated from Pulaski Academy Central and later from Canton ATC with a dietician degree.

She worked for the Colton-Pierrepont Central School as the manager of the cafeteria for 20 years, retiring in 1991.

Along with traveling, she enjoyed reading, crocheting and tending to flower gardens.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care or to the Ethlyn B. Davis Nursing Scholarship, 34 Cornell Drive, SUNY Canton, Canton, NY, 13617.

Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.buckfuneralhome.com .

The Buck Funeral Home in Colton is serving the family of Ellen S. Davis.

Fred W. Kinney

Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY) – October 22, 2009

Fred W. Kinney, 90, of 2797 Sharon St., Weedsport, N. Y., died Sunday, October 18, 2009, at M. M.

Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 25, at 2 p.m. at The Weedsport First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Debra Thomas officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Old Brutus Historical Society, 8943 N. Seneca St., P. O. Box 516, Weedsport, NY 13166; or The Weedsport First Presbyterian Church, 8871 S. Seneca St., P. O. Box 506, Weedsport, NY 13166.

Fred was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and was the son of Karl D. and Bessie Grinnells Kinney. He grew up the Pulaski, N. Y., area and graduated from Pulaski Academy.

Upon returning from military duty with the U. Army during World War he opened Kinney Funeral Home, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1981.

Fred also belonged many civic organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nellie A. Goodsell Kinney; one son, David A. Kinney of Weedsport; and one daughter, Deborah J. (Roy A.) Kinney Weymouth of Canandaigua; well as five grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brother, Karl D. Kinney.

KENNEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 22, 2009

Fred W. Kinney

October 18, 2009

Fred W. Kinney, 90, of 2797 Sharon St., Weedsport, died Sunday at Ewing Continuing Care Center, Canandaigua.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Weedsport First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Debra Thomas officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Old Brutus Historical Society, 8943 N. Seneca St., PO Box 516, Weedsport, NY 13166 or the Weedsport First Presbyterian Church, 8871 S. Seneca St., PO Box 506, Weedsport, NY 13166.

Fred was born in Bridgeport, CT, the son of Karl D. and Bessie Grinnells Kinney. Fred grew up in the Pulaski, NY area and graduated from Pulaski Academy. Upon returning from military duty with the United States Army during WWII, he opened Kinney Funeral Home which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1981.

Fred also belonged to many civic organization.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nellie A. Goodsell Kinney of Weedsport; one son, David A. Kinney of Weedsport; and one daughter, Deborah J. (Roy A.) Kinney Weymouth of Canandaigua, as well as five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Karl D. Kinney.

ELLEN S. DAVIS

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 22, 2009

Funeral services for Ellen S. Davis, 72, of 172 Gulf Road, Colton, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Colton, with Rev. Bryan Stitt, pastor, presiding. Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, Robert of Colton; her sons, Thomas Davis of Seattle, Wash., and Peter Davis and his companion, Sue Johnson, of Canton; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip Barbara Remington of Parishville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sally McEvoy of Cambria, Calif.

She was born Dec. 31, 1936 in Syracuse, daughter of the late Hollis and Virginia Little Wilson. She graduated from Pulaski Academy Central and later from Canton ATC with a dietitian degree.

She worked for the Colton-Pierrepont Central School as the manager of the cafeteria for 20 years, retiring in 1991.

Along with traveling, she enjoyed reading, crocheting and tending to flower gardens.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care or to the Ethlyn B. Davis Nursing Scholarship, 34 Cornell Drive, SUNY Canton, Canton, NY, 13617.

Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.buckfuneralhome.com.

The Buck Funeral Home in Colton is serving the family of Ellen S. Davis.

LITTS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 25, 2009

Clarence “Pete” Litts

November 22, 2009

Clarence “Pete” Litts, age 92, a life resident of Pulaski, died Sunday. Clarence was born December 28, 1916 in Richland. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1934. He attended Cornell Agricultural College. Clarence married Florence “Beak” Cates on May 15, 1938. He was employed on various construction projects in Central New York from 1958 to 1988. He previously operated a dairy farm from 1938 to 1961. Clarence was a member of the Carpenter’s Local #747, Oswego, and the NRA.

Surviving: two sons, James (Jane) Litts of Pulaski, John (Mary) Litts of Holliday, FL; four daughters, Janet (George) Pfluger of Altmar, Joan Fox of Lamarque, TX, Jean (David) Harvey of Mexico, and Julie (Clarence) Robst of Clearwater, FL; one brother, Robert Litts of Pinella’s Park, FL; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

CLARK JR.

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 9, 2009

Peter J. Clark Jr.

November 24, 2009

Peter J. Clark Jr., resident of Richland and Zephyrhills, passed away November 24, 2009 at Florida Hospital, Zephyrhills, FL.

He was born July 18, 1943, in Richland to Peter J. Sr. and Geraldine (Wilder) Clark. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School. Mr. Clark worked at the post office for 30 years and retired as postmaster due to illness. He spent seven months wintering in Zephyrhills, FL for the past 17 years.

He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Clark of Zephyrhills and Pulaski, and a brother, retired deputy Sheriff Duane P. (Amy) Clark; nephew, Matthew; niece, Taylor Marie, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Peter J. Clark Sr., and his brother, Paul John Clark.

Funeral service in the spring, at a time to be announced. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

MERLE R. LATTIMER

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 11, 2009

Merle R. Lattimer, age 90, of County Route 2, Orwell, passed away Wednesday morning, December 9, at her home.

Merle was born on October 9, 1919, the daughter of Don and Genevive Durgee Minor. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and CCBI (Central City Business Institute), in Syracuse.

Merle married DeWilton W. Lattimer on April 12, 1942. He passed away on January 5, 1977.

Merle was a loving, devoted wife and mother. Her joy was her family. She loved her home and working in her garden. She was a member of the Orwell D.A.L.K.A. Class.

She is survived by four children. Three daughters, Mrs. Ron (Linda) Laughlin, of Dupont, Washington, Ms. Georgia Lattimer, of North Syracuse, and Mrs. Steve (DeAnna) Rossman, of Orwell; and one son, DeWilton II and JuleAnn Lattimer, of Sandy Creek.

Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bruce (Thelma) Carl; a brother, Don Minor; seven grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held at the Summerville Funeral Home in Sandy Creek on Sunday, December 13, from 1 – 3 PM. The funeral will follow at 3 PM with the Rev. Tom Williamson of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. There will be a spring burial in Evergreen Cemetery, in Orwell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Orwell Volunteer Fire Dept.

GAWRONSKI

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 25, 2010

Julia Gawronski

April 22, 2010

Julia Gawronski, 76, a resident of Richland since 1950, died Thursday at her home on County Route 48. Julia was born March 16, 1934, in Poland, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Major Gawronski. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1954, and she graduated from Morrisville ATC in 1956.

Julia was employed by the Onondaga County Health Department from 1956 until 1976 as a food service director. She also worked as a home health aide for many years. Julia was a member of Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski, and its Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving: one niece, Stella King of Morrisville; two nephews, Edward Gawronski of California, and Leo Gawronski of Brazil; and one sister-in-law, Henrietta Gawronski of California.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski. A calling hour will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the funeral, at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations may be made to Christ Our Light Parish, 23 Niagara Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

MURRAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 24, 2010

Eugene R. Murray

July 22, 2010

Eugene R. Murray, 78, passed away July 22, 2010, at home, under hospice care.

A native of Pulaski, Gene was born October 18, 1931, to Roy and Irene Burns Murray. He graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1951 and worked for Douglaston Manor Farm for a year before entering the U.S. Coast Guard in 1952. On September 26, 1959, he married Mildred A. Bejean. Gene served 22 years in the Coast Guard, retiring in 1974. For the next 10 years, he was a maintenance superintendent at APW School District. He was a member of Park United Church, Pulaski, Royal Arch Mason #279 and a 50-year member of Pulaski Masonic Lodge #415 F&AM.

Gene was a quiet man, hard working and loyal. When he was younger Gene was “Mr. Fixit,” especially with automobiles. He was also an accomplished woodworker and carpenter. Before his illness, Gene enjoyed fishing the small streams of the area and in the winter turned to cross country skiing or snowshoeing. First and foremost, Gene’s greatest enjoyment remained spending time with his family.

Surviving: Millie, his wife of 50 years; three daughters, JoAnne (Anthony) Whaley of Queensbury, NY, Cynthia (Kevin) Zimmer of Chittenango and Karyn (Michael) Howe of Manlius; two brothers, Elwin of Houghton Lake, Michigan, and Edward of Mexico; and seven grandchildren, Dalton and Drue Whaley, Kyle and Nicole Zimmer, and Jessica, Meghan and Michael Howe II.

Eugene was predeceased by one brother, Lawrence Murray.

Private funeral services will be held Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13216 or to a charity of one’s choice.

BUTLER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 12, 2010

Margaret M. Butler

October 11, 2010

Margaret M. Butler, age 93, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Monday at University Hospital, Syracuse. Margaret was born on November 12, 1916, the daughter of James L. and Marie Hinman Manwaring. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1935. Margaret married Max Butler on July 7, 1935, he died December 30, 1996. Margaret was a member of the Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, the Pulaski Tuesday Study Club. She also played the piano with a quartet and trio at various venues. She also played in golf leagues at the Elms.

Surviving: two sons, James (Linda) Butler of Pulaski, Thomas (Beverly) Butler of Wilmington, NC; one sister-in-law, Christine Manwaring of Syracuse; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Margaret was predeceased by one grandson, Thomas M. Butler Jr., and one brother, James Manwaring.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142 or to NOCA, 21 Delano Street, Pulaski, NY 13142. The family would like to give a special thanks to Celeste Carnes, Joni Scott, Kathy Larabee, and Thomas Jones for all of their help and support.

MOONEY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 21, 2011

Audra N. Mooney

January 19, 2011

Audra N. Mooney, age 79, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at University Hospital, Syracuse. Audra was born December 7, 1931 in Pulaski, the daughter of Archie W. and Inez Crouse Neill. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1950. Audra married Merrill Mooney on June 30, 1950. She was employed by Pulaski Central School for 12 years, retiring in 1992. Audra was a member of the Pulaski Grange, the Home Bureau and a former 4-H Leader.

Surviving: her husband, Merrill; one son, Doug (Peggy) Mooney of Jamesville; two daughters, Marleen (Marty) Griffith of Pulaski, and Sue (Doug) Haynes of Pulaski; two brothers, Russell and Archie Neill both of Pulaski; two sisters, April Walker of Pulaski, and Nancy Weisenberger of Rome; eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Audra was predeceased by one sister, Marge Fox, and one grandson, Joseph Mooney.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with a spring burial in South Richland Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations may be made to March of Dimes, CNY Division, 5 Adler Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057, or the American Heart Association, 5575 Thompson Road, Syracuse, NY 13214.

ELEANOR H. YOUNGS

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 24, 2011

Eleanor H. Youngs, age 79, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Monday at her home. Eleanor was born July 1, 1931 in Pulaski, the daughter of Brimmer and Mae Stark Hunt. Eleanor graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1949, and she attended CCBI in Syracuse. She was employed by the Pulaski Central School District for 20 years, retiring in 1982. Eleanor was a member of the Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, the DAR, OES Chapter #159 and the Red Hat Society.

Surviving, one daughter, Donna (Peter) Fuller of Perkasie, PA, two sons, James (Gia) Youngs of Troy, VA and Ronald (Dawn) Youngs of Eagle River, AK, and eight grandchildren. Eleanor is predeceased by one sister Marion Litts.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with a spring burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made to the United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Road, Richland, NY 13144.

MURRAY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 2, 2011

Vera Jane Murray

June 23, 2011

Vera “Jane” Murray, died June 23, 2011, shortly after her 97th birthday in Alexandria, VA. She was the daughter of Una Cooper Murray, born in England, and Andrew Murray, born in Scotland.

Jane grew up in Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski Academy, in 1931. She was salutatorian of her class and a member of the championship girls’ basketball team. She attended Syracuse University, but left college because of the Depression.

She rose into executive ranks at a time when it was rare for women to do so. She first worked in Syracuse as an administrative assistant at Syracuse Rendering Co. and at O.M. Edwards, then became an inspector for the New York State government in Albany. She was active in the Business and Professional Women’s Club and held several local and state offices with the organization. In the 1960s, she gained a position with the U.S. Dept. of Labor in Washington, D.C. Jane’s career continued in Okinawa and Korea, where she was assigned to the army as a wage and hour inspector for nine years. She then returned to Washington, D.C., as chief of the Position and Pay Management Branch in the Pentagon Civilian Personnel Office.

Upon retirement to Clearwater, FL, she continued to travel the world. She visited every continent except Australia, her friends speculating that she didn’t find enough challenge in visiting an English-speaking country. She participated in many Elderhostels, and enjoyed golf, swimming, cooking, birding, and playing her Wurlitzer organ with gusto. She moved to an assisted living facility in Alexandria, VA, in 2005, where she attended exercise classes daily to the end of her life and played a good game of bridge a week before she died, despite being dealt, as she said, “lousy hands.”

Jane was intelligent, fun loving, caring, family oriented, and proof that hard work can achieve success despite challenges.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Deans of Pulaski; nieces, Andrea Deans of Pulaski; nieces, Andrea Deans of Pulaski and Karen Deans, her caretaker in Washington, D.C.; nephew, Douglas Murray of West Hartford, CT, plus many more nieces, nephews, and their progeny. Her brothers, Bruce and Robert Murray predeceased her.

Memorial service will be held at the discretion of the family. Jane will be greatly missed.

MARILYN A. SMITH

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 6, 2011

Marilyn A. Smith, age 72, resident of Adams Center, passed away Monday at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. She resided in Adams Center since 1994, and she previously lived in Washington DC for 37 years. Marilyn was born April 27, 1939 in Pulaski, the daughter of Charles F. and Lila M. Jacobson Smith. She graduated from Pulaski Academy School in 1957. Marilyn was employed by the Communications Workers of America in Washington DC for 32 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Volunteer Center of Jefferson County for the past 11 years, accumulating over 20,000 hours of volunteer service, and she was also a member of the Communications Workers of America Union.

Surviving, one son Timothy Smith and his companion Lori Costello of Adams Center, two brothers, Carl (Patsy) Smith of Port St. Lucie, FL and David (Ann) Smith, and her lifelong friend Almeda Grandjean of Adams Center. Marilyn is predeceased by her siblings, Francis, Robert, Edna Mae Brown, Ruth Dennie, and Ester Stowell.

Funeral Services will be held 6 p.m. today, October 6th, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the funeral.

SCHOUTEN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 22, 2011

Whitney E. Schouten

October 20, 2011

Whitney E. Schouten, 96, a resident of Pineville, passed away Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Whit was born June 12, 1925, in Syracuse. He resided in Pineville since 1920, moving to Pulaski in 2004. Whit graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1934. He married Lois Tryon on May 21, 1938; she died May 3, 1992.

Whit was employed by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the former Pulaski Grange #730, the Fraternal Order of Police and a charter member of the Oswego County chapter.

Surviving: two sons, David John (Suzanne) Schouten of Parish and John Allan Schouten of Floral City, FL; his companion, Jean Martin; one brother, Glenn Schouten of Chaumont; one sister, Fern Seamans of Burlington Flats, NY; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Whitney was predeceased by one son, Raymond Schouten, on June 24, 2007.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, NY, with Reverend Denise Bowen officiating. Burial in Pineville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral.

MARROITT

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 2, 2012

Sarah “Sally” Jean Marriott

August 27, 2012

Sarah J. Marriott, a resident of Cameron, NC, died Monday, August 27, in Benton, KY, where she was visiting. Sarah was born July 15, 1932, in a small farm house in Pulaski, NY, the daughter of David Gladstone and Hazel Hilton Brown. She spent her childhood helping her mother in the kitchen and being teased by her five brothers.

When she graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1949, she was known as the gal with a zest for practical jokes who wanted to be a nurse, a career she postponed to be a mother.

She married Clifford Drake, and they had a son, Clifford Jr., and were married until Clifford’s death from cancer in 1957. She later married Harold L. Marriott and they added three more boys to their family, Christopher, Duglas and James. Thirty-four years after graduating high school, Sarah became an LPN working for three years at the VA Hospital in Syracuse, NY. She then moved to the Fayetteville, NC, area with Harold. Harold died from cancer in 1987, and Sarah continued her career in nursing at the VA in Fayetteville until she retired in 1994.

Sarah, the epitome of an independent woman, with the help of family and friends established a home in Cameron, NC, where she continued through last winter to carry in her own firewood. She said, “It keeps me young.” She spent her retirement years reading, hitting the yard sales looking for bargains, and caring for her sons, while enjoying her four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

During Sarah’s last month with many difficult days spent in the hospital, it was her upbeat attitude and genuine concern for others that she will be remembered for. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jack, Dick, Dugal, Roddy and Alex, and her sister Thelma. She has left behind a great void in the hearts of her sons, Clifford Drake of Camden, NY, Christopher Marriott of Cameron, NC, Duglas Marriott of Benton, KY, and James Marriott of Fayetteville, NC; her grandchildren, Erica Hamilton, Jennifer Marriott, Gregory Marriott and Cameren Drake; and her great-grandchildren, Kayli, Katherine, Kori Brooke, Lilly and Brayden.

There will be no funeral service, per Sarah’s wishes. Her life prayer was, “I give you my life. Help me to be what you want me to be.” Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lourdes Hospice, PO Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002 in memory of Sarah “Sally” Marriott.

GOODWIN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 14, 2012

  1. Howard GoodwinNovember 12, 2012

    W. Howard Goodwin, age 89, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Monday. Howard was born November 11, 1923, in Port Ontario. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1941. Howard was a World War II veteran, and served as a sergeant in the 2140th Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945, where he was crew chief for the maintenance of B-24 Liberator Bombers across Central Europe. Following the war, Howard married his wife of 66 years, Thelma K. Fraser, on June 11, 1946. He was employed as an auto mechanic for Johnny Snyder in Pulaski. He was later employed by D.W. Winkelman Construction Company as a sales and serviceman for heavy equipment for many years, and he also worked for Mid-State Industrial Supply in Syracuse.

    Howard was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and a 50-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He enjoyed square dancing with Thelma and tending to his large vegetable garden well into his late 80s. He was a “jack-of-all-trades” – there was nothing that he couldn’t build or fix. Howard was the supportive and loving father of three daughters as well as a devoted grandfather of four grandchildren.

    Surviving: his wife, Thelma Fraser; his daughter, Patricia Goodwin of Rochester; his daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Gary Holthouse of Oswego; his daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Richard Kolenda of Oswego; four grandchildren, Russell Holthouse, Sally Holthouse-Barlow, Steven Kolenda and Emily Kolenda; and one great-granddaughter, Mira Holthouse. He is also survived by his brother, Jack, and two sisters, Genevieve McAfee and Rosemary Ciocca. He was predeceased by his brother, Jim, and sister, Barbara.

    Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Our Light Parish, 23 Niagara Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

ROCHE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 27, 2013

William J. “Bill” Roche

June 25, 2013

William J. “Bill” Roche, 92, of Syracuse passed away Tuesday, June 25 at the VA Medical Center. Bill was born July 23, 1920; the second son of the late Michael L. and Sarah (O’Toole) Roche. Bill graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School and served in the Army Air Corps in Italy during WWII. Upon his return from the war, he graduated from Niagara University and Albany College of Pharmacy. Bill met Betty Byrne one summer in Pulaski while working as a pharmacist. They married in 1952, and resided in Syracuse where Bill owned and operated Roche Pharmacy on S. Geddes St. for more than 10 years. He later worked at Leo Branch Pharmacy in the Yates Hotel, and retired at age 73 after working for many years at Rite Aid Pharmacy. Bill and Betty were active members of the Bellevue Country Club where they enjoyed golf and bowling. Bill loved spending summers at the family camp at Pine Grove on Lake Ontario with his seven children and large extended family. Bill was a quiet and dignified man, the quintessential gentleman who never missed an opportunity to dance to his favorite song “Mack the Knife.” He was always and forever a fan of the NY Yankees, who loved his family and was especially proud of his grandchildren. Throughout his life, Bill’s faith never wavered, and helped him overcome the challenges that he faced.

Bill was predeceased by his wife, Betty; his brothers, Ed and Jack; and his sons, Bill and Matt. He is survived by daughters, Betsy of Sarasota FL; Maureen Ganley (Bill) of Baldwinsville; Sarah Roche of Syracuse; Bridget Servatius (Michael) of Walpole, MA and his son, Mark (Fran Donovan) of Carlsbad, CA. Also surviving are daughter-in-law, Lou Ann of Patchogue LI; grandchildren Chris and Kate Roche, Taylor Fisher, Erin Ganley; and many nieces and nephews from both the Roche and Byrne families.

Services to honor Bill will be held Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at his church, Most Holy Rosary on Roberts Avenue. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at Rosary Church and burial will follow immediately at St Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt.

Memorial contributions may be made to Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Ave, Syracuse, NY.

CRAIG

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 16, 2013

Irene H. Craig

July 14, 2013

Irene H. Craig, age 92, resident of Central Square, since 1967 passed away Sunday at Morning Star Nursing Home in Oswego. Irene had resided with her nephew, Ed Bennett for the last several years, and she also resided in Cicero and Pineville for many years. Irene was born March 22, 1921 in Albion. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1940. Irene married Clifford Craig, June 30, 1940, and he passed away January 31, 2005. She was employed by GE in Syracuse for 30 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Dugway Methodist Church and the Russell Tryon Post #1435 Auxiliary in Altmar. She was a former member of the Caughdenoy United Methodist Church and the Central Square Grange.

Surviving, are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made to the Dugway Methodist Church c/o Ed Bennett, 1491 State Route 104, Parish, NY 13131.

NICHOLSON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 6, 2013

Hugh C. Nicholson

October 4, 2013

Hugh C. Nicholson, age 82, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Friday at his home. Hugh was born September 2, 1931, in Richland. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1948. Hugh married Josephine M. Sottung on November 15, 1977, and she passed away September 27, 2013. He owned and operated a dairy farm for 40 years, from 1946 until 1986, and continued to assist in its operation for many years after. Hugh was a member of the Fernwood Methodist Church. He was a former member of several bowling leagues, and the Oswego and Pulaski Bowling Hall of Fame. He was also a former member of Town Baseball, as a pitcher.

Surviving three sons, Scot (Cindy) Nicholson, Dean (Toni) Nicholson and David (Jodi) Nicholson, all of Pulaski; two daughters, Jody (Scott) Wickert of Cicero and Luann (Tab) Holliday of Georgia; three stepsons, Jeffrey (Karen) Sottung of Pulaski, Steven (Donna) Sottung of West Grove, PA and Dwight Sottung (Lori Clark) of Pulaski; two stepdaughters, Jeanette (Terry) Wilson and Nancy (Harlan) Stevenson both of Pulaski; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood, at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

HUGH NICHOLSON

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 6, 2013

Hugh C. Nicholson, age 82, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Friday at his home. Hugh was born September 2, 1931, in Richland. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1948. Hugh married Josephine M. Sottung on November 15, 1977, and she passed away September 27, 2013. He owned and operated a dairy farm for 40 years, from 1946 until 1986, and continued to assist in its operation for many years after. Hugh was a member of the Fernwood Methodist Church. He was a former member of several bowling leagues, and the Oswego and Pulaski Bowling Hall of Fame. He was also a former member of Town Baseball, as a pitcher.

Surviving three sons, Scot (Cindy) Nicholson, Dean (Toni) Nicholson, and David (Jodi) Nicholson, all of Pulaski, two daughters, Jody (Scott) Wickert, of Cicero and Luann (Tab) Holliday, of Georgia, three stepsons, Jeffrey (Karen) Sottung of Pulaski, Steven (Donna) Sottung of West Grove, PA and Dwight Sottung (Lori Clark) of Pulaski, two stepdaughters Jeanette (Terry) Wilson and Nancy (Harlan) Stevenson both of Pulaski, 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood, at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

GALLAGHER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 10, 2013

Jacqueline V. Gallagher

November 6, 2013

Jacqueline V. Gallagher, age 87, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Oswego. She was born February 5, 1926 in Pulaski, the daughter of Herbert and Hazel DeGraw Spath. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1944. She also graduated Community General School of Nursing. Jacqueline married E. Gerald Gallagher on August 29, 1947, and he passed away November 24, 2000. She was employed by Dr. Hugh McChesney as a nurse for 20 years. She was also employed by Schoeller Technical Paper for 10 years. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski. She also played Bridge and enjoyed golfing and camping. Jacqueline was a Goldstar Mother since 1968.

Surviving are one son, Edward G. Gallagher Jr. and his companion, Carol Mills of Fulton; one daughter, Shonnie (David) Bontomase of Pulaski; one sister, Joyce Barclay of Pulaski; one brother, Herbert James Spath of Auburn; one sister-in-law, Sue Brosnan of Altmar; five grandchildren, Michelle (Charles) Dailey, Andrew (Diana) Gallagher, Erin Gallagher, Nicole and Lisa Bontomase; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Megan Dailey and several nieces and nephews. Jacqueline was predeceased by one son, PFC Larry H. Gallagher, who died serving his country in Vietnam on July 25, 1968.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to the Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski, NY 13142.

KIRCHHOFF

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 24, 2013

Winona “Winnie” Lighthall Kirchhoff

November 16, 2013

Winona “Winnie” Lighthall Kirchhoff, age 87, formerly of Pulaski passed away November 16, 2013 in West Chicago, IL. Winnie was a resident of Pulaski for 50 years before moving to West Chicago in 1976. She was born May 29, 1926 in Pulaski, the daughter of Lawson and Jennifer Lighthall. She graduated from Pulaski Academy Schools. Winnie was married to Robert Kirchhoff. She was a member of the Pulaski Congregational Church.

Surviving one son, Kevin (Sherry) Ackley of Pulaski; one daughter, Kathy (James) Perry of Texas; one brother, Douglas Lighthall of Pulaski; a son-in-law, Alan Kitchen; seven grandchildren, Chris, Melissa, Jennifer, Kevin, Michelle, Trever, and Trey; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Winnie was predeceased by one daughter, Linda Ackley Kitchen; and sister in-law, Delores Lighthall.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

HUBBARD

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 16, 2014

Howard Ezra Hubbard

February 13, 2014

Howard Ezra Hubbard, age 91, resident of Pulaski, passed away Thursday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Oswego. He was born November 4, 1922 in Point Vivian, the son of Claude and Ula Snow Hubbard. He was the middle child of five siblings, and his parents operated several farms in the area until 1931, when they moved the family to a farm in Fernwood. Howard graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1939. He married Martha Elizabeth Davis on August 11, 1945. He was employed by Oswego County Department of Public Works for 40 years, retiring in 1988. After his retirement, he and Martha divided their time between Sebring, FL and Pulaski. In 2004, they settled permanently in Pulaski. He was a member of the Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Davis Hubbard; two sons, David W. (Terry) Hubbard and Kenneth A. (Carol ) Hubbard, both of Pulaski; three daughters, Joanne Hubbard Cossa and Kathy A. Hubbard of New York City, and Barbara E. Hubbard of Pulaski; and one brother, Harold K. (Marjorie) Hubbard of Pulaski; six grandchildren, Fletcher C. Cossa, Kenneth A. Hubbard Jr., Claude W. Hubbard (Lyndall Houppert), Caitlin (Mark) Karver, Ashley Hubbard (Adam Mance) and Colin Hubbard; two great-grandsons, Ethan Facey and Tyler Karver; and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by one son, Robert E. Hubbard who passed away in 2006.

A Memorial Service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, February 16, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with a spring burial in South Richland Cemetery in Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142. fosterhaxfuneralhome.com

HAGER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 18, 2014

Alfred Hager

December 24, 2013

Alfred Hager, age 69, life resident of Pulaski, passed away, December 24, 2013, at his home. He was born October 25, 1944 in Oswego. He graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1963 with honors. He was predeceased by his parents, Owen and Gladys Miner Hager. He was employed on the Nicholson Farm, the Douglaston Manor Farm and his last employment was with the Fulton Companies, retiring in 2006.

Surviving his twin brother, Alan (Joyce) Hager of Pulaski and one sister, Geraldine Hager of Mapleview.

Graveside funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in South Richland Cemetery in Fernwood. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

UPTON

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 9, 2014

Lawrence A. Upton, Ph.D.

October 7, 2014

Dr. Lawrence A. “Larry” Upton, Ph.D., age 79, of Harrisville, PA, passed away at VNA Hospice in Butler, PA on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:58 a.m. He was born in Syracuse, NY, Onondaga County on December 21, 1934 to Glenn Eugene and Edith Roth Upton who lived on the 4th generation of the Upton Family Farm. The farm was located near Pulaski, NY, two miles from the east end of Lake Ontario. Larry graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School, followed by receiving both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Syracuse University. Later he earned a Master’s degree in School Counseling and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Buffalo.

Larry leaves his loving wife of 49 years, Eleanor L. “Ellie” Blaisdell Upton at the residence and his four children, Doug Sr. of Syracuse, NY, Tim (Lisa) of DeWitt, NY, Tom (Lisa) of Makanda, IL and Jennifer U. Watts of Clifton, VA; his grandchildren, 2nd Lt. Doug Jr., USMC, Quantico, VA, Spencer, and Haylei Upton, Mercer, PA, Riana Upton, Syracuse, NY, Will and Nathan Upton, DeWitt, NY, Brianna and Annabella Upton, Makanda, IL, Bretton and Cassidy Watts, Clifton, VA; brother, Charles of Silver Spring, MD; nieces and nephews, Chris, Deb, Mike, Valerie, and a special son, Don Zhou of Minneapolis, MN.

The family will receive friends at the Smith Funeral Home, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock on Friday, October 10 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will follow at 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Harrisville United Methodist Church, 301 South Main St., Harrisville, PA on Saturday, October 11 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Canter presiding. Family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Prairie Cemetery in Harrisville.

Donations may be made in Larry’s name to the Harrisville United Methodist Church; SRU Foundation, Slippery Rock, PA 16057, VNA Hospice, Butler, PA 16001, or the Butler County MHA, Butler, PA 16001. He will be sorely missed as he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and caring friend to countless individuals he met throughout his life.

ROBERT S. HOWELL

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 5, 2014

Robert S. Howell, aged 83, resident of Three Mile Bay, passed away Friday at Samaritan Keep Nursing Home in Watertown. Robert resided in Three Mile Bay for the last 19 years, and had previously resided in Mexico for 27 years, and Phoenix for 12 years. Robert was born April 1, 1931 in Ithaca, the son of Raymond and Gladys Seely Howell. He graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central Schools and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 until 1954. Robert married Leila J. Shephard on February 23, 1952. He enjoyed nature, reading, boating and fishing. He was employed by Rollway Bearing for 20 years, and he was previously employed by Miller Brewing Company and Anheuser Busch.

Robert is survived by Leila Howell, his wife of 62 years, his three sons Timothy and his wife Terry Howell of Mexico, Glenn and his wife Natalie Howell of Boylston and Dale and his wife Tammy Howell of Fulton and daughter Brenda and her husband Steven Doben of Harvard, MA. He is also survived by his 6 grandchildren Ken Howell, Josh Howell, Gabrielle Doben, Patrick Howell, Parker Howell and Sarah Doben and great grandson Dylan Howell.

Calling Hours will be held 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 8, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with the Memorial Service starting at noon.

Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to honor Robert S. Howell at

www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

CRANE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 21, 2014

Sharon M. Crane

November 20, 2014

Sharon Mae Crane, age 72, passed away November 20, 2014 at home, Providence House Apts., Syracuse, NY. Sharon was born August 18, 1942 in Newton Falls, and raised in Pulaski, NY. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1959 and then attended Onondaga Community College, earning an A.S. degree. She was employed as an LPN at the Upstate Medical Center.

Sharon is survived by sisters, Carole Crane, Honesdale, PA, Janis Garwood, Crossville, TN; brother, Richard Crane, Fleming Island, FL; cousins, Bernard Crane, Leonminster, MA, Yvonne “Bonnie” Crane, Alexandria, IN, Howard Morrison, Pulaski; niece, Rachel Garwood, Westbrook, ME; nephew, Forrest Garwood, Crossville, TN and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at a time to be announced.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

MCCUNE

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 4, 2015

Helen Eve McCune

December 21, 2014

Helen Eve McCune, aged 96, resident of Winston, Oregon, formerly of Pulaski passed away December 21. Helen was born February 18, 1918 in Redfield. She graduated from Pulaski Academy Schools in 1936. Helen married Mason B. McCune on September 22, 1956, and he passed away January 22, 1975. Her husband was a Lieutenant Commander in the US Coast Guard for 33 years. She was employed as a waitress for many years at Seeley’s and Draco’s Restaurants.

Surviving is one daughter, Julie (Donald) Maxwell of Winston, OR; her sister, Shirley Ouderkirk of Redfield, NY; and daughter in-law, Suzanne Ostrander Kochanowski of Rome, NY; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her son, Frank D. Ostrander Jr.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, January 10, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with a spring burial in Elllisburg Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, January 9, at the funeral home.

WEDEMEYER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 8, 2015

Helga Wedemeyer

December 21, 2014

Helga Wedemeyer , 83, formerly of Tully, NY, died December 21, 2014 as a result of Alzheimers. She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Edward Wedemeyer and her sister, Barbara Campbell.

She is survived by her sister, Edith Cook of LaFayette, NY; her brother, Ralph Wedemeyer of Long Island; nine nieces and nephews, and 16 great-nieces and great-nephews. Her beloved dogs now reside with her niece ,Corinne.

Helga graduated from Pulaski Academy & Central School and Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from Onondaga County Department of Health after many years. She took great pride in her work as a nurse and was an inspiration to others.

Services will be planned by family for a later date for the interment of her ashes. Memorial gifts can be made to the Humane Society and the ASPCA.

Remembrances can be sent via email to her niece at

corinnec2@comcast.net to be shared with family and friends.

GOODSELL

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 26, 2015

Louis C. Goodsell

May 24, 2015

Louis C. Goodsell, age 93, life resident of Fernwood, passed away Sunday at Seneca Hill Manor in Volney. Louis was born September 5, 1921 in Fern-wood, the son of Charles (Fred) and Grace Geer Goodsell. He graduated from Pulaski Academy School in 1940. On April 29, 1945, Louis married Dorismae Addington, who passed away April 2, 2013. He was last employed by Oswego County as a court attendant for 15 years. He was previously employed by Crouse Hinds in Syracuse for 25 years. Prior to working at Crouse Hinds, Louis worked for the Town of Richland, NY Air Brake, and Goodsell’s Feed & Grain. He also owned L.C. Goodsell Coal and served as a Town of Richland Republican Committeeman. Louis was a member of the Fernwood United Methodist Church and the South Richland Cemetery Association. Louis enjoyed spending time at Pine Grove, where the Goodsell family has owned a camp since 1941. More than anything, Louis enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving are two sons, Dean Goodsell and his companion, Stephanie Green and Allen (Shirley) Goodsell, all of Fernwood; a daughter, Carol (Gary) Hobbs of Glens Falls, NY; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in South Richland Cemetery in Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to NOCA or the South Richland Cemetery Association.

GLOVER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 4, 2015

Veronica Coville Bonner Glover

June 1, 2015

Veronica Coville Bonner Glover, age 101, resident of Pulaski since 1925, passed away Monday, June 1, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Veronica was born May 22, 1914 in Brewerton, the daughter of George Stanley and Alice Hall Coville. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1931 and from SUNY Cortland in 1935, and she taught in the Pulaski School District for 20 years. Veronica married Ansel Bonner on June 28, 1937, and he passed away January 13, 1960. She married Simon Glover on August 19, 1971 and he passed away September 20, 1991. Veronica was a communicant of Christ Our Light Parish in Pulaski. She was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association, the Pulaski Historical Society and the Monday Historical Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeanne (Gary) Hitchcock of Pulaski; two sons, W.S. “Bill” (Susan) Bonner of Pulaski and John (Ulla) Bonner of Anthem, AZ; eight grandchildren: Todd (Insa) Hitchcock, Matt (Mandy) Hitchcock, Daniel Hitchcock, Michael (Kim) Hitchcock, Jennifer (Jeff) Bannister, Lisa Bonner, Justin (Sheri) Bonner, and Scott (Tiffany) Bonner; and nine great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon, Saturday, June 13 at Christ Our Light Parish, 23 Niagara Street, Pulaski with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Calling hours will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations may be made in Veronica’s memory to Aurora of CNY, 518 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203.

WILLIAMS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 4, 2015

Blanche E. “Twig” Williams

June 1, 2015

Blanche E. “Twig” Williams, age 87, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Monday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Oswego. Blanche was born November 1, 1927 in Black River. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1945. Blanche married Harry D. “Woody” Williams on September 10, 1949 and he passed away in 1985. She was employed by GTE Phone Company for 13 years. She was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church. She bowled in several leagues in Pulaski and she also enjoyed golfing at the Elms Golf Club.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas M. Williams and Ted (Mary) Williams, both of Pulaski; and two granddaughters, Maureen and Margaret Williams.

A Memorial Service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, or American Heart Association.

Veronica Glover

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 4, 2015

Veronica Coville Bonner Glover, aged 101, resident of Pulaski since 1925, passed away Monday, June 1, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Veronica was born May 22, 1914 in Brewerton, the daughter of George Stanley and Alice Hall Coville.

She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1931 and from SUNY Cortland in 1935, and she taught in the Pulaski School District for 20 years.

Veronica married Ansel Bonner on June 28, 1937, and he passed away January 13, 1960. She married Simon Glover on August 19, 1971 and he passed away September 20, 1991.

Veronica was a communicant of Christ Our Light Parish in Pulaski. She was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association, the Pulaski Historical Society and the Monday Historical Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeanne (Gary) Hitchcock of Pulaski, two sons, W.S. “Bill” (Susan) Bonner of Pulaski and John (Ulla) Bonner of Anthem, AZ, eight grandchildren: Todd (Insa) Hitchcock; Matt (Mandy) Hitchcock; Daniel Hitchcock; Michael (Kim) Hitchcock; Jennifer (Jeff) Bannister; Lisa Bonner; Justin (Sheri) Bonner; and Scott (Tiffany) Bonner; and nine great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon, Saturday, June 13 at Christ Our Light Parish, 23 Niagara Street, Pulaski with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

Calling hours will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations may be made in Veronica’s memory to Aurora of CNY, 518 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203.

GLOVER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 7, 2015

Veronica Coville Bonner Glover

June 1, 2015

Veronica Coville Bonner Glover, age 101, resident of Pulaski since 1925, passed away Monday, June 1, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Veronica was born May 22, 1914 in Brewerton, the daughter of George Stanley and Alice Hall Coville. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1931 and from SUNY Cortland in 1935, and she taught in the Pulaski School District for 20 years. Veronica married Ansel Bonner on June 28, 1937, and he passed away January 13, 1960. She married Simon Glover on August 19, 1971 and he passed away September 20, 1991. Veronica was a communicant of Christ Our Light Parish in Pulaski. She was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association, the Pulaski Historical Society and the Monday Historical Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeanne (Gary) Hitchcock of Pulaski; two sons, W.S. “Bill” (Susan) Bonner of Pulaski and John (Ulla) Bonner of Anthem, AZ; eight grandchildren: Todd (Insa) Hitchcock, Matt (Mandy) Hitchcock, Daniel Hitchcock, Michael (Kim) Hitchcock, Jennifer (Jeff) Bannister, Lisa Bonner, Justin (Sheri) Bonner, and Scott (Tiffany) Bonner; and nine great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon, Saturday, June 13 at Christ Our Light Parish, 23 Niagara Street, Pulaski with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Calling hours will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulaski Historical Society, the Pulaski Public Library, or the Aurora Society of Central NY, 518 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203.

SCHAROUN

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 11, 2015

Dorothy C. Scharoun

June 7, 2015

Dorothy C. Scharoun, age 87, resident of Pulaski since 1943, passed away Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Dorothy was born December 13, 1927 in Watertown, the daughter of John and Esther Yousey Corbett. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1945. Dorothy married Robert “Bud” Scharoun on August 23, 1968. She was employed by Niagara Mohawk for 30 years, retiring in 1991. She had previously been employed by Johnson, Drake & Piper Construction Company. Dorothy was a member of Christ Our Light Parish in Pulaski and the Niagara Mohawk 25 year Club.

Surviving are her husband, Robert “Bud”; one son, Scott Scharoun of Pulaski; two grandchildren, Kourtney Natarelli of Florida and Dylan Scharoun of Pulaski; two brothers, Paul Corbett of Oswego and Thomas Corbett of Greenville, SC; and two sisters, Mary Martin of Lyons Falls, NY and Jane Corbett of Florida.

A Memorial Service will be held at noon Friday, June 12, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the funeral.

MILLER

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 14, 2015

Mary Ellen Murtha Miller

June 12, 2015

Mary Ellen Murtha Miller, age 63, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Mary Ellen was born November 2, 1951 in Oswego, the daughter of Robert and Eleanor King Murtha. She graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1969. Mary Ellen married Kimball Miller on May 31, 1991. She was employed by the Fulton Companies in Pulaski as an executive assistant for 26 years, retiring in 2011. She had previously been employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield for several years. Mary Ellen was a member of Christ Our Light Parish in Pulaski.

Surviving are her husband Kimball F.; one son, Shane (Rochelle) Peabody of Mexico; three daughters, Shannon (Andrew) Gibbs of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Amy (Daniel) Brosnan of Syracuse, and Kaitlin (companion David) Peabody of Sandy Pond; two stepsons, Scott (Tianna) Miller of Gloucester, VA and Troy (Linda) Miller of Altamont, NY; two brothers, Robert Murtha of Rome and Brian (Sally) Murtha of Pulaski; and ten grandchildren. She was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Stacy Miller Zounes who died in 2004.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Wednesday, June 17, at Christ Our Light Parish, 23 Niagara Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski

Donations may be made to the United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Road, Richland, NY 13144.

Aletha Stewart

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 22, 2015

Aletha McConnell Stewart, 87 of Marathon, NY passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Born on September 14, 1928 in Three Mile Bay, NY, she is the youngest daughter of Frederick and Edith Calhoun McConnell. She graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1946. She met and subsequently married Howard Stewart on July 12, 1947. They moved to Marathon in October 1958 and raised their family together until Howard’s death on September 17, 1967. Besides her husband, she is predeceased by her parents and an infant granddaughter, Sydney Marie Stewart. She is also predeceased by her 8 brothers and her 7 sisters. Aletha is survived by her children: Connie Mastronardi (Angelo), Freeville, NY; Donna Hall (Gene), Whitney Point, NY; Deborah Waltz, Penny Roberts, both of Marathon, NY; Howard (Chip) Stewart (Patricia) and Gerry Stewart both of Cortland, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Robin Voltz, Tracey Mastronardi, Jill Knout, Lesley Waltz and Ryan Monroe, Joshua and Aliyah Roberts, as well as her great grandchildren, Alesha, Jordan and Breanna Voltz, Madison and Hannah Knout and Tristan Waltz and Rowan Hollenbeck. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at A.C. Baker Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Marathon, New York 1803. Burial will follow in Marathon Cemetery. Friends of the family may call Wednesday 11:00am until the time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.acbakerfuneral.com.

WANSINK

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 15, 2015

Dirk Wansink

October 11, 2015

Dirk Wansink, age 83, life resident of Fernwood passed away Sunday at the home of his daughter, Becky, who remained at his side as he completed his journey. Dirk was born February 17, 1932 in Syracuse, the son of John and Helen Lacy Wansink. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School and Cornell University in 1953. He served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955. Dirk was married to Elna Geer on December 3, 1960 and she passed away February 18, 1993. He owned and operated a family dairy farm for over 50 years. He also worked for Commercial Millwork as a carpenter in Syracuse for 10 years, retiring in 1997. Dirk was a member of the Pulaski Masonic Lodge #457 F&AM and the Fernwood Grange. He was also a member of the Richland Zoning Board and Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, as well as, Dairylea Co-op, Holstein Friesian Association, the GLF and Agway store, Petroleum Board and the cooperative extension service. Surviving are two sons, Nick (Sarah) Wansink of Pulaski and Brent Wansink of Cicero; two daughters, Becky Miller of Mexico and Ellen (Michael) Lowery of Pulaski; two sisters, Janice Beck of Easton, PA and Elizabeth Black of Dallas, OR; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Dirk was predeceased by his infant sister, Marilyn. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 15 at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in South Richland Cemetery in Fernwood. Calling hours were held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Oswego County Cooperative Extension, 3288 Main Street, Mexico, NY 13114.

DEANS

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 6, 2016

Dorothy M. Deans March 4, 2016 Dorothy M. Deans, a lifelong resident of Pulaski, left this Earth on March 4, 2016. She was 95 and was funny and kind right up to the end. Dot was born in Pulaski on April 6, 1920 to Andrew and Una Murray. She graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1937, where she was a class officer, played the French horn, sang in a girl trio, and was co-captain of the championship girl’s basketball team. Loving athletics and the outdoors, she was a Red Cross Lifeguard instructor, canoed and kayaked on Lake Ontario, and enjoyed ice skating and biking. She graduated from Oswego State in 1942 with a degree in elementary education and, after teaching briefly, joined the war effort in 1943. As a Women’s Army Corp sergeant, she served in the South as a basic training instructor, recruiter, and hospital administrator until the war’s end. In later years she wrote a short book about her service experience and in 2012 travelled to Washington, DC, on an Honor Flight. After the war, she worked in a doctor’s office in Syracuse, then returned to Pulaski in 1950 to help her parents run their gas station and store. In spring 1951, Edwin Deans began stopping by the store every morning, and in the fall they married. Ed died in 1983. Dot took a few years off to raise her three children and then continued teaching in the Pulaski district as a kindergarten teacher in Richland and a second and fourth grade teacher in Pulaski. She was a teacher for over 30 years. Before and after retirement, Dot volunteered and was a member of many organizations. She was on the board of directors of the Pulaski Public Library, Salmon River Fine Arts Center, and Springbrook Apartments. For over 20 years she volunteered as an AARP tax preparer. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church for many years, where with her family she continued her mother’s tradition of making Palm Sunday crosses for over 75 years. She was also a member of the Tuesday Study Club, Parish Writers Group, and Pulaski Historical Society. She also enjoyed her retirement years by writing, traveling widely with her sister Jane, and spending time with her many friends, her family, and a series of excellent dogs. Dot is predeceased by her husband, her son William, and her siblings Jane, Robert, and Bruce. She is survived by daughters Andrea (Pulaski) and Karen (Alexandria, Virginia), and many nieces and nephews. There will be a gathering in Dot’s memory from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Pulaski Historical Society (address below), with a brief memorial service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave, Pulaski, NY 13142. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

SALISBURY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 7, 2016

Rev. Dr. Catherine Salisbury July 5, 2016 Rev. Dr. Catherine Salisbury, age 99, resident of Pulaski passed away Tuesday, July 5, at Seneca Hill Manor in Volney. Catherine was born November 18, 1916 in Pulaski, the daughter of Guy and Eva Chase Frary. She graduated from Pulaski Academy as Salutatorian in 1933. She married Charles Salisbury in 1935. They lived on a dairy and poultry farm in Pulaski. He died December 9, 1978. She received Bachelor and Master Degrees in Education at SUNY Oswego and taught at Central Square and Sandy Creek Central Schools, retiring in 1979. She received a Master of Divinity degree (cum laude) from Drew Theological School in Madison, NJ in 1982 and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY in 2001. She was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church and served as a fulltime pastor at the Philadelphia and Evans Mills UM Churches and the Mannsville and Lorraine UM Churches. After mandatory retirement at age 70, she served two years as associate pastor at the Ellisburg, Henderson and Belleville UM Churches, four years at Park UM Church in Pulaski, and two years at Asbury UM Church in Watertown. During those same years, she served part-time as interim pastor at Antwerp and Spragueville UM Churches, at Carthage and Champion UM Churches, and at Sandy Creek and Orwell UM Churches. From 1998 until 2000 she served as pastor at Christ Church Parish, a charge made up of Dugway, Altmar and Fernwood UM Churches. She formerly served as a member of the Ontario District Board of Ordained Ministry, the District Council of Ministries, the District Board of Church Building and Location, and the Northern New York Conference Board of Trustees of the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Salisbury was a 70-year member of the Pulaski Grange where she held several offices, and was also a member of the County, State and National Granges. She was a former Deputy State Master of the Junior Grange for Oswego County, and served for several years as a 4-H leader and a Sunday school teacher. She was a former president of the Pulaski Alumni Association, the Sandy Creek Central School Teachers Association, and the Pulaski Women’s Civic Club. With her husband, and more recently with various seminary and church related groups, she traveled extensively in Africa, South America, Europe and the Middle East. She has been a frequent visitor in the homes of her children, wherever they might be living. She celebrated her 70th birthday in Ft. Worth, TX and her 80th and 90th in Pulaski with all of her six children and families present. She always enjoyed gardening, cross country skiing, and working with children. At various times she shared her home with a foster daughter, Christine Fisher, with a foreign exchange student Ben Ortellado of Paraguay, who passed away in July 2014, and with a colleague, Rev. Beatrice Clark who died in an auto accident in March 1992. Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Maurer of North Syracuse, Lois (Juan) Olaiz of Arizona, two sons, Donald (Maria Cecilia), of Texas, and David (Shelley) of Georgia, a daughter in-law, Barbara Salisbury of Pulaski, 12 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, four brothers, George, Robert, Harrison and Willard Frary, and three sons, Warren, Richard and Bruce. Funeral Services will be held at noon, Monday, July 11, at the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142 with burial at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, prior to the funeral. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to the Park United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

COX

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 8, 2016

Edith Marie Switzer Cox September 7, 2016 Edith Marie Switzer Cox, age 96, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at her home. Edith was born September 9, 1919 at Oswego Hospital. She graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1936. She attended Skidmore College in Saratoga and the Moon Secretarial School and Chalif School of Dance in New York City. Edith was married to Cameron C. Cox on August 29, 1946. Cam died February 16, 2004. She owned Edith Marie’s Dance Studio in Pulaski and Oswego. She was employed as a legal secretary for Switzer and Warner Law Offices in Pulaski, and for Merritt A. Switzer with Judge Irving G. Hubbs. Edith was an active member of the Girl Scouts of America since 1932 and received the Golden Eaglet Award in 1936. She was a member of the Golden Eaglet Order and was a leader for local Girl Scout troops and served on the Oswego County Council. Edith was also active in the community, volunteering at NOCA and the Pulaski Public Library. She was a member of the Monday Historical Club, Pulaski Duplicate Club, and a life member of the Pulaski Congregational Church. Surviving are her children, Kathleen (Thomas) McLeod of Mannsville, Terry (Jane) Cox of Madison, AL, Jeffrey (Debra) Cox of Lawrenceville, GA, Carol (Kenneth) Hubbard of Pulaski, and Nancy (Michael) Corbett of Williamsburg, VA,14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, Merritt A. Switzer. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 10th at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Donations may be made in Edith’s memory to the Pulaski Congregational Church or Friends of the Pulaski Public Library.

Robert M. Fravor

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 3, 2017

Robert M. Fravor, age 86, life resident of Sandy Pond and Pulaski passed away Tuesday at Oswego Hospital. Robert was born May 4, 1930 in Pulaski, the son of George and Lena Frye Fravor. He graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1948. After graduation he enlisted in the Untied States Navy serving from 1948 until 1952. Robert married Sally Greenwood on August 30, 1958, and in 1959 they purchased a home at Sandy Pond where for many years they raised strawberries. During those years he worked at the Corse Press and the Post Standard. He retired in 1995 from the USPS where he was a rural carrier for 31 years. He was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Oswego County Trappers Association and the Stavemill Sportsman Association.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Sally, three sons Todd (Jodi) of South Carolina, Dale (Barbara) of Hannibal, NY, and Trevor of Saranac Lake, NY, grandchildren, Evin and Bradley Fravor, Geoffrey and Garrett Fravor, and Autumn and Gabriel Fravor, a brother Clarence Fravor and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his oldest son, Jeffery in 1982 and his two sisters Arlene Vrooman and Marge Pacific.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 4, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with a spring burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142 or to NOCA, 21 Delano Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

Omar L. Davis

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 22, 2017

Omar L. Davis (Oppie), age 53, of Pulaski passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Cape Cod Hospital of Hyannis, MA. Mr. Davis was born August 4, 1963 in Watertown, NY. He is the son of Omar A. and Julie (Parker) Davis. Omar graduated from Pulaski academy in 1981. He married Carolyn Corcoran at their home in Pulaski in 2001.

Omar served in the Army from 1983 to 1987 and in the reserves for 8 years. While in the service he was trained in CPR and CPR instruction, was a medic, an air traffic controller and expert marksman. He was employed by UA Local 73, Oswego, NY as a Pipefitter and was a Certified Apprentice Trainer for the Union. He was active in the Pulaski American Legion Post 358 and had served as Commander and as Bingo Chairman in the past. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, working on old cars and was active in the Bethel Community Center.

He is survived by his wife: Carolyn (Corcoran) Davis; his father Omar A. and mother Julie (Parker) Davis; two sisters Laurie (David) Cleveland; Kimberly Davis; a brother Keith Davis; nephews Aaron and Adam Cleveland, Dylan and Austin Davis; great nephew Chester Wood; great niece Ella Cleveland and many other nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by a brother Seymour in 2010.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017, 6pm at the Vorea Community Church, 12 Waggoner Rd, Richland, NY with Rev Tom Howell officiating. Calling Hours will be at the church from 3-6pm prior to the service.

Donations may be made in his honor to the Pulaski American Legion Post 358.

Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home.

Sandra L. Bradley

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 15, 2017

Sandra L. Bradley, 77, Adams, passed away on May 11, 2017 under the wonderful care of Hospice staff, at the Hospice House at Ellis Farm, Watertown.

She was born September 1, 1939 in Oswego, a daughter to Robert W. and Genevieve Robinson Richardson, Sr. She graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central School in 1958. Sandy worked for South Jefferson School in the cafeteria and was a floral designer with Babcock Florist in Pulaski and Hallett’s Florist in Adams. She enjoyed flower gardening, NASCAR and visiting with family and friends.

Sandy had a Valentine’s Day wedding to Jerry Bradley February 14, 1975. They recently celebrated 42 years of marriage. Her first marriage to Willard M. Mahaffy ended in divorce.

She is survived by her husband Jerry, Adams; her daughter Mary Elizabeth “Beth” (Mark) Shelmidine, Lorraine and her son Scott Mahaffy, Douglasville, GA; her sister Betty (John Wesley) Webb, Lake George; her brother Kevin (Sue) Richardson, Watertown; a brother-in-law, Jay Young, Mannsville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sandy was predeceased by a brother Robert W. Richardson, Jr., who passed away April 18, 2008.

In accordance with Sandy’s wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are with the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

 

EX-JUSTICE OF PEACE JOHN WILSON, 70, DEAD 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 19, 1988

John D. Wilson, 70, Main Street, proprietor of Wilson’s Red and White market for many years, and former justice of the peace and welfare officer, died Monday evening at his home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with Rev. Kenneth Spurlock officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

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

Surviving are three sons, John R., Oak Ridge, Tenn., James G. and David L., both of Richland; two daughters, Nancy, Liverpool, and Sue, Syracuse; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A son, William E., died in October 1980.

Born in Port Ontario Nov. 4, 1917, a son of Edward T. and Anna Dodge Wilson, he was graduated valedictorian of his class at Pulaski High School in 1934. He was also graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, in 1938.

Mr. Wilson served in the Army Air Force during World War II.

He married Emma Grier Rogers, a native of Raleigh, N.C., Nov. 24, 1938, at the home of Dr. A.B. Thompson in Pulaski. Mrs. Wilson died in April 1978, at the age of 59.

Mr. Wilson owned and operated Wilson’s Red and White market in Richland from 1945 to 1987.

He was former chairman of the Town of Richland Democratic Party and former justice of the peace and welfare officer for the Town of Richland. Mr. Wilson was also a member of the Pulaski Odd Fellows Lodge and the Pulaski Duplicate Bridge Club.

WILSON – At home, April 18, 1988, John D. Wilson, 70, Main Street, Richland, proprietor of Wilson’s Red and White market several years, former justice of the peace and welfare officer. Funeral, Thursday, 11 a.m., Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial in Richland Cemetery.

RN DOUGLAS J. MARCINO DIES AT 29 OF CANCER 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 13, 1988

Douglas J. Marcino, 29, of 7742 North St., former nurse at the New York City Medical Center, died of cancer Sunday morning at his home.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with Rev. John VonHarten, pastor of the Pulaski Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Northern Oswego County Ambulance or the Pulaski Baptist Church.

Surviving are his stepfather and mother, Stanley and Darlene Adydan, Pulaski; his father and stepmother, Dominic and Priscilla Marcino, Fulton; a brother, Donald, Lawrenceville, Ga.; his paternal grandmother, Rose Marcino, Fulton; his maternal grandparents, Ward and Blanche Burns, Pulaski; an aunt and an uncle.

Born in Fulton on July 10, 1958, a son of Dominic and Darlene Mitchell Marcino, he was graduated from Pulaski High School in 1976. He was graduated from Ithaca College in 1980 with a degree in hospital administration, and from Tompkins Community College, Cortland, in 1982, with a degree in registered nursing. He later did graduate work at New York University.

Mr. Marcino had formerly been employed as a critical care nurse at the New York City Medical Center for five years.

He was a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Pulaski Baptist Church.

death MARCINO – At home, June 12, 1988, Douglas J. Marcino, 29, of 7742 North St., Pulaski, former nurse at New York City Medical Center. Funeral Tuesday 1 p.m., Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

RICHARD F. LEBEAU

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 27, 1988

Richard F. LeBeau, 51, of 8126 Hollis Road, died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born in Richland. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1955. Mr. LeBeau owned and operated a dairy farm from 1964 to 1980. He also was employed by Preston Trucking Co. in Syracuse for many years. For the past several years, he was employed by R.J. Trucking Co. of Pulaski. He was once employed by General Electric Co.

He is a communicant of the Pulaski Baptist Church and was involved with its youth groups. He was a Boy Scout leader in Pulaski for many years. He was a member of the Agway Committee in Pulaski.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; three sons, Jeffery of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Dennis and Thomas, both of Pulaski; one daughter, Lisa Broadhurst of Sandy Creek; his mother, Claire K. LeBeau; two brothers, Donald and James, both of Pulaski; three sisters, Arlene J. Branch of Saranac Lake, Joyce Thompson of Pulaski and Glenda Clark of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and three grandaughters.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Pulaski Baptist Church, the Revs. Don C. Medoff and John Von Harten officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made the American Heart Association, Oswego County unit.

The Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, has charge of arrangements.

ROBERT L. COFFIN, 57, DIES AT LACONA HOME 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 1, 1988

Robert L. Coffin, 57, of Cobb Road, R.D. 1, died Thursday morning at his home. He had suffered with diabetes for several years.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with retired Rev. Ivan Greenfield officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Surviving are his wife, Norma; two sons, Robert E. and Mark, both of Lacona; two stepsons, Larry Whaley, Pulaski, and Lyle Whaley, Canastota; three daughters, Linda Dailey, Seneca Falls, Sandra Pettit, Lacona, and Laurie Fox, Pulaski; 15 grandchildren; his stepmother, Hazel Coffin, Lacona; a brother, William, Tully; two sisters, Gladys Figary, Fulton, and Eva Cooley, Manlius, and several nieces and nephews.

Born in Tully March 20, 1931, a son of Ernest and Edna Nichols Coffin, he was graduated from Pulaski High School in 1949.

He married Norma Cole Aug. 2, 1952.

For many years, Mr. Coffin owned and operated a dairy farm on the Cobb Road. For the past 20 years, he also owned and operated the Coffin Trucking Co.

COFFIN – In Lacona, June 30, 1988, Robert L. Coffin, 57, of Cobb Road, Lacona, R.D. 1. Funeral, 1 p.m. Saturday, Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

BENTON SPENCER COOK SR., CARPENTER, DIES

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 1, 1988

Benton Spencer Cook Sr., 69, a longtime resident of Redwood, died Thursday morning at his home.

A memorial service will be held at later date at the convenience of the family.

Friends and relatives will be received Saturday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. David (Christine) Gascon, Hammond, Route 2.

Arrangements are with the Frederick Brothers Funeral Home, Theresa.

Surviving are his wife, June; three sons, Benton S. Jr., Olympia, Wash., Roger, Rome, and Karl, Palmdale, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Gascon, and Sara, at home; five grandchildren, and nephews.

A sister, Mercedes Lewis of Oswego, and a brother, Harry L. Cook of Endicott, died previously.

Born at Alexandria Bay Feb. 9, 1919, a son of Clarence N. and Lucille Spencer Cook, he moved with his family to Pulaski as a small child. He was graduated from Pulaski High School. He later was graduated from Park’s Air College, East St. Louis, Ill., and Michigan University, where he studied aeronautical engineering.

Mr. Cook served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1941 to 1946, seeing duty in the Asiatic and Pacific theaters of war.

He married June H. Wingerath in October 1949, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Redwood. The couple has always resided in Redwood, where Mr. Cook was self-employed as a carpenter. He was also a member of the Redwood American Legion and the Alexandria Bay Masonic Lodge.

COOK – At home, June 30, 1988, Benton Spencer Cook Sr., 69, a longtime Redwood resident. Memorial service at a later date. Friends and relatives received Saturday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. David (Christine) Gascon, Hammond, Route 2. Arrangements with Frederick Brothers Funeral Home, Theresa.

CARL A. KLING, 82, DIES

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 18, 1988

Carl A. Kling, 82, Springbrook Apartments, former owner of a gas station and Buick franchise here for many years, died Saturday evening at the Harr-Wood Nursing Home, Oswego, after a long illness.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with Rev. David B. Allport, grandson of Mr. Kling, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Park United Methodist Church or Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn L.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty A. Bond, Lacona; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A son, Walter C., died in November 1981.

Born in Foreston, Minn., on Feb. 2, 1906, a son of Jacob and Mary Lemmerman Kling, he moved to Pulaski with his family at age 13 and was graduated from Pulaski High School.

Mr. Kling owned and operated a gas station and Buick franchise in Pulaski for several years. He was later employed as a school bus driver for Pulaski Central School and as a machinist for Nolan Machinery Co.

He married Evelyn L. Draper Sept. 1, 1925, in Watertown.

Mr. Kling was a past member and fire chief for 10 years of the Ringgold Fire Department. He was also a member of the Rod and Gun Club and a former member of the Masons and Odd Fellows.

death KLING – At Harr-Wood Nursing Home, Oswego, July 16, 1988, Carl A. Kling, 82, Pulaski, former owner of gas station and Buick franchise in Pulaski. Funeral Tuesday, 11 a.m., Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

BETHAL FALVEY – WAS REDFIELD SUPERVISOR

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 8, 1988

Services for Bethal Falvey, 73, of Salina Street, who died Saturday at Hill Haven Nursing Home in DeWitt, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Redfield Community Church. Burial will be in Redfield Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Falvey was a native of Redfield and lived in Pulaski since 1967. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1935. She and her husband owned and operated Ben Lewis House in Redfield. She also was the Redfield town supervisor. She was employed as a cook by Seeley’s Restaurant and the Log Cabin Restaurant in Pulaski, purchasing the Pulaski Diner in 1968. She was last employed as the manager of the Oswelewgois Club in Redfield until her retirement in 1985.

She was the widow of Carl E. Falvey, who died in 1965.

Surviving are a son, Charles of Saco, Maine; two daughters, Beverly McEachern of Herkimer and Patricia Sagnella of Mattydale; and eight grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Redfield Community Church.

ROBERT BRUCE IS DEAD 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 15, 1988

Robert Bruce Lodge, 90, of 7393 Lake St., died Sunday morning at the Harwood Nursing Home, Oswego.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with Rev. Earl M. Smith, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home, with members of the Royal Arch Masons meeting for a memorial service at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church.

Mr. Lodge is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Born in the Town of Richland May 28, 1898, a son of Job and Mary Hutchings Lodge, he was graduated from Pulaski High School in 1915 and from Canton Agricultural and Technical College in 1917.

He married Aleta C. Howe in February 1949. She died July 17, 1986.

Mr. Lodge was employed as the farm manager for the Douglaston Manor Farms, owned by former state senator H. Douglas Barclay, for many years.

He was a member of Park United Methodist Church, the Pulaski Lodge 415 F&AM, the Royal Arch Masons 279 of Pulaski and the Pulaski Grange.

LODGE – At the Harwood Nursing Home, Oswego, Aug. 14, 1988, Robert Bruce Lodge, 90, of 7393 Lake St., Pulaski. Funeral, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

LAWSON H. KING

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 27, 1988

Services for Lawson H. King, 81, of Springbrook Apartments, who died Thursday at House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Vermillion Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 7385 Park St.

A native of Otego, Mr. King resided most of his life in the Pulaski area. He retired in 1973 from Hall Ski Lift Co., Watertown, and previously was employed many years with Ontario Iron Works. Mr. King was a 1925 graduate of Pulaski High School and later graduated from the Pulaski Training Class.

Mr. King was a life member of Chapter 648, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Mary Lou Morrow of Pulaski, Eula Ebbert of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lynn Dillabough of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Herbert of Binghamton and Gerald of Oneida; a sister, Leona Steele of Oswego; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to charity.

ROLON C. BALCOM JR.

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 6, 1988

Services for Rolon C. Balcom Jr., 64, of 7384 James St., who died Sunday at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, will be at 2 p.m. today at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, 7385 Park St.

Mr. Balcom was born in Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942. He was employed with Local 747 of the Carpenters’ Union in Oswego for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He was previously a self-employed roofer.

Mr. Balcom was a member of Pulaski Baptist church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 to 1946 in Asia and the Pacific. He was a member of Robert Edwards Post 358, American Legion, Post 7289, VFW, Lodge 315, F&AM, and Lodge 648, International Order of Odd Fellows.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, the former Beverly McKean; a son, Charles B. of Pulaski; two daughters, Mary L. Yerdon and Valerie A. Balcom, both of Pulaski; his mother, Ruth B. Balcom of Pulaski; a brother, David L. of Pulaski; a sister, Virginia M. Foster of Pulaski; and three grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego County Cancer Society.

THELMA V. LECLAIR FUNERAL PLANNED FRIDAY 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 5, 1988

The funeral for Thelma V. LeClair, 76, of Springbrook Apartments, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with Rev. Douglas Ferry officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Mrs. LeClair died Tuesday at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, shortly after being admitted.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Northern Oswego County Ambulance, P.O. Box 123, Pulaski.

Surviving are three sons, William E. Waterbury, Mexico, Dale L. Waterbury, South Hampton, Va., and Phillip O. Waterbury, Pulaski; a daughter, Dawn King, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and several stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born in Indiana Aug. 15, 1912, a daughter of Scott and Daisey Whitmore, she was graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married William E. Waterbury Sr., in 1931. Mr. Waterbury died before her. In 1967, she married Donald Ladd. Mr. Ladd died in 1967. She then married James LeClair in 1968. He died in 1972.

Mrs. LeClair owned and operated the Pulaski Diner for several years and was also employed in various restaurants.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Richland, and a member and past president of Robert Edwards Post 358 American Legion Auxiliary and the Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Redfield Rebekah Lodge.

Funeral LECLAIR – Funeral for Thelma V. LeClair, 76, of Springbrook Apartments, Pulaski, 10 a.m. Friday, Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

EARL F. YOUNGS, EX-SCHOOL CUSTODIAN, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 8, 1988

Earl F. Youngs, 82, County Route 28, retired school custodian, died Monday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Cheektowaga, after a long illness.

The funeral will be at noon Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with Rev. Richard Pero, pastor of the Fernwood United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery.

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

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Kirsch, Buffalo, and Mrs. Marjorie Webb, Sarasota, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl Youngs, Mexico; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Mentor and Mrs. Doris Cushman, both of Syracuse, and nieces and nephews.

Born in the Town of Richland on Aug. 23, 1906, a son of William and Nora Jones Youngs, he was graduated from Pulaski High School and from Morrisville ATC with a degree in agriculture. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He married Ruth Ward Sullivan on July 28, 1945, at the home of the bride’s mother in Pulaski, with Rev. Albert Lawrence officiating.

The couple lived on County Route 28, near Fernwood. Mr. Youngs was employed for a time by the Oswego County Highway Department. He later went to work for the Pulaski Central School System as head custodian at the Richland school, a position from which he retired.

Mr. Youngs was a member of Pulaski American Legion Post 358, the Disabled American Veterans and Fernwood Grange.

Mrs. Youngs, a native of Sackets Harbor, died Dec. 18, 1977, at age 70.

HOWARD A. CROCKER, EX-BUSINESSMAN, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 25, 1988

PULASKI

Howard A. “Bud” Crocker Jr., 64, of 7420 Lincoln Ave., died Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with Rev. Richard A. Clay, pastor of St. James Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral home.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, P.O. Box 123, Pulaski.

He is survived by his wife, Marylyn; two sons, Christopher J. and Timothy J., both of Pulaski; a daughter, Tamara J. Woodruff, Pulaski; nine grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ellen Bishop, Minoa, and several nieces and nephews.

He was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Pulaski, the son of Howard and Iris Davis Crocker. He was graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942 and attended Cornell University.

He served with the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He owned and operated Crocker Tractor Sales from 1955 to 1976, when he retired. He also served as an instructor at the Oswego County BOCES and helped to design the heavy equipment curriculum.

From 1949 to 1955, he was employed by Clement Farm Implement Co., which he later bought. He also owned various car dealerships.

He was a charter member of the Richland Pilots Association, and he formerly served as a Pulaski Village Trustee and fire commissioner.

death CROCKER – At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, Nov. 22, 1988, Howard A. “Bud” Crocker Jr., 64, Pulaski. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

GRACE C. TAYLOR OF PULASKI DIES AT AGE 83 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 30, 1989

Grace C. Taylor, 83, of 7645 North Street, died Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, where she was taken after becoming ill at home.

The funeral will be at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, and at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelist Church, with Rev. Anthony Keeffe and Rev. Charles Aho officiating. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Mary Jo) Higler, Rockville, Md.; five grandchildren, and three cousins.

She was born Aug. 6, 1905, in Syracuse, daughter of John and Grace Clark O’Leary. She was graduated from Pulaski High School and from the Pulaski Teachers Training Class and Oswego Normal School. Before her marriage, she taught in Pulaski rural schools and at the Pulaski Elementary School.

She married Franklin J. Taylor on Oct. 12, 1936. He owned and operated the Taylor Funeral Home here from 1939 to 1967. Mrs. Taylor assisted her husband in the funeral business until their retirement in 1967. He died Dec. 18, 1968, at the age of 59.

Mrs. Taylor was a communicant of St. John’s Evangelist Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the Pulaski Civic Club, Pulaski Grange 730 and Pulaski American Legion Post #358 Auxiliary.

death TAYLOR – At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, Jan. 28, 1989, Grace C. Taylor, 83, Pulaski. Funeral Wednesday, 9:15 a.m., Summerville Funeral Home, Pulaski. Spring burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

ALVA G. DUNBAR

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 2, 1989

Alva G. Dunbar, 60, of 432 W. Elm St. died Wednesday at Oneida City Hospital shortly after admission.

Born in Syracuse, he resided in Oneida for 30 years after living in Pulaski.

He graduated from Pulaski High School and attended Mohawk Valley Technology Institute. Mr. Dunbar was employed with Carrier Corp. for 33 years as an inspector until he retired in 1987.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Garr of Oneida and Dennis of Clay; two daughters, Karen DeFrancisci of Long Island and Margaret Kuersteiner of Oneida; and six grandchildren.

Services will be private Friday at Fiore Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida.

No calling hours are scheduled.

EDMUND GALLAGHER DEAD AT AGE 87 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 24, 1989

Edmund J. Gallagher, 87, formerly of the South Edwards Road, once a professional baseball player, died Thursday evening in the Skilled Nursing Unit of Carthage Area Hospital, Carthage. Mr. Gallagher had been a patient there several years.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Following cremation, burial will be in East Pitcairn Cemetery, East Pitcairn. Arrangements are with the Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Harrisville.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy S. Gallagher, Harris Courts.

Born in Pulaski on July 23, 1901, a son of James and Kate Mould Gallagher, he was graduated from Pulaski High School and attended Syracuse University.

He married Dorothy Smith of Mexico in October 1929.

Mr. Gallagher played professional baseball as a young man. He also taught physical education for two years, and served at one time as director of physical education at Massena High School.

Mr. Gallagher retired from the City of Oswego Department of Works in 1963. He had since resided at Harrisville.

Active in many sports, he especially enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing.

NICHOLAS N. WHITE DEAD AT AGE 69 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 24, 1989

Nicholas N. White, 69, Canning Factory Road, a chiropractor in the Pulaski section since 1971, died Saturday evening in Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with the Rev. Earl M. Smith, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Surviving are a brother, Jesse White, Pulaski; a sister, Mary White, also of Pulaski; a niece and nephew, and several cousins.

Born at Pulaski on Sept. 27, 1919, a son of George and Elizabeth Shafty White, he was a 1935 graduate of Pulaski High School. He also was graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University in 1943, earning a degree in electrical engineering.

Mr. White continued his studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., in the areas of statistics and quality control, and computer programming at The Systems Institute in New Jersey.

He served in the Army from 1945 to 1947, and was employed as an electrical engineer by several firms for more than 20 years.

In 1967, Mr. White was graduated from the Chiropractic Institute of New York. He worked as a chiropractor in New Jersey before opening a practice in the Pulaski section in 1971.

Mr. White was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics fraternity, Sigma Pi Sigma physics fraternity, and Tau Beta Pi engineering fraternity. He was also a member of the American Chiropractic Association.

FUNERAL TUESDAY FOR IRENE M. SANDERSON, 56 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 22, 1989

The funeral for Irene M. Sanderson, 56, Tinker Tavern Road, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert Harris officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Miss Sanderson took her own life Saturday at her home.

State Trooper Eric D. Parsons found the burned body of Miss Sanderson while investigating a brush fire behind her house. He discovered a suicide note inside the house.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.

Surviving are a brother, Stanley E., Mexico; a sister, Edna M. Potter, Syracuse, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Born in Pulaski on March 17, 1933, a daughter of Raymond and Myra Hilton Sanderson, she was graduated from Pulaski High School in 1950 and later from Central City Business Institute.

She was last employed by Great Northern Homes. She had previously been employed as a secretary by the General Electric Co., Syracuse.

JAMES L. WALKER, EX-PULASKI MAYOR, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 19, 1989

James L. Walker, 72, Leesburg, Fla., former mayor of Pulaski, died Saturday at home.

The funeral will be at the convenience of the family.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St. Donations may be made to Lake and Sumter Hospice Inc., 347 East Burleigh Road, Tavares, Fla. 32778, or to the Northern Oswego County Ambulance fund.

He is survived by his wife, Eldora; two sons, James L., Manitou, Colo., and Douglas, Vail, Colo.; two daughters, Lynne Walker and Christine Walker, both of Denver, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Peggy Warner, Buffalo, and Julie Hanscome, Kersy, Colo.; two stepsons, Dennis Caulfield, Houston, Texas, and Kim Caulfield, Pulaski, and 10 grandchildren.

Born in Watertown on Sept. 1, 1917, son of Reed L. and Jeanette Snell Walker, he was graduated in 1937 from Pulaski High School, and in 1938 from the Simmons School of Embalming, Syracuse. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945.

Mr. Walker owned and operated Walkers Dry Cleaners, Pulaski, from 1947 to 1972. He also owned and operated the Sandy Creek Liquor Store from 1972 until 1982, when he retired.

He was a member of the Pulaski Masonic Lodge 415 F.&A.M., the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons 279, Media Shrine Temple, Watertown, Ancient Scottish Rites, Syracuse, and the Elms Golf Club. He was a former mayor, village trustee and justice of the peace for the Village of Pulaski.

Mr. Walker was a former member of the Pulaski Ringgold Fire Department and the Oswego chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, and a former chairman of the Eye Bank.

JESSIE B. TRUMBULL, FORMER TEACHER, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 15, 1990

Jessie B. Trumbull, 90, of 7660 North St., died Wednesday at the Harrwood Nursing Home, Oswego.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She is survived by two grandsons, Gary Greenwood, Orwell, and Keith Greenwood, Pulaski, and two great-grandsons.

Born in Ellisburg Nov. 7, 1899, daughter of John and Susan Martin Frye, she was graduated from Pulaski High School and Oswego Normal School. She first married Stewart Greenwood. He died before her.

She married John A. Trumbull in 1934. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm for 20 years. Mr. Trumbull died April 14, 1976.

Mrs. Trumbull was a teacher in the Pulaski School District for several years.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and its Alpha Class, and was a member of Pulaski Grange 730 and the Oswego County Teachers Association.

CARRIE D. BONNER, NATIVE OF RICHLAND, DIES

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 26, 1990

Carrie D. Bonner, 72, Atkinson Road, died Monday in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St., with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry of Park United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Daysville Cemetery, Richland.

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

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Regina Clark, Pennellville; a step-grandson; a sister, Irma R. Hilton, Pulaski; and two brothers-in-law.

Born July 5, 1918, in Richland, the daughter of William and Alice Corbitt Barclay, she was graduated from Pulaski High School and was a life resident of the Pulaski area.

She married Kenneth Bonner May 7, 1938, in Fernwood. Mr. Bonner died Jan. 9, 1977, at the age of 67.

Mrs. Bonner was a member of the Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary, Robert Edwards Post 358.

MERLE I. NEWMARK, 80, RETIRED TEACHER, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 1, 1990

Merle I. Newmark, 80, of 1803 Penfield St., Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Pulaski, died Saturday at Community General Hospital, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, 10 Genesee St., Camillus. Private burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Warners.

Calling hours will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Surviving are a son, David Couch, Syracuse; a daughter, Carol Dittrich, Fairmount; three grandchildren, two great-grandsons and two brothers, Robert Skinner, Fulton, and Lawrence Skinner, Pulaski.

Born in Camden, Oct. 7, 1909, daughter of Charles and Jenny Brown Skinner, she graduated from Pulaski High School and Oswego State College and was a teacher for 30 years. She taught in the Cobleskill School District for 20 years before retiring.

She lived in Cobleskill before moving to Florida in 1968.

A marriage ended in divorce. Her second husband, Alvin Newmark, died before her.

Mrs. Newmark was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association.

DIMON BENSON

 

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

Dimon W. Benson, 85, of 7384 Park St., died Thursday at his home after a long illness.

Born in Hastings, Mr. Benson owned and operated D.W. Benson Insurance Agency, retiring in 1971. Before joining the insurance firm, he was secretary-treasurer and later president of Regal Paper Co. in Pulaksi, which was founded by his father Earl H. Benson.

He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1923 and from Dartmouth College in 1928. He was a member of Pulaski Masonic Lodge No. 415 Free and Accepted Masons and Pulaski Congregational Church.

Surviving are his wife, Rhoda H. Benson; two sons, William H. of Kensington, Calif., and James D. of Toronto; four grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and two step great-grandchildren.

There will no funeral services or calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Foster-Hax Funeral Home in Pulaski has charge of the arrangements.

CHLORYS E. SWEENEY

 

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

Services for Chlorys E. Sweeney, 80, of Daysville Road, who died Saturday at St. Luke Nursing Home in Oswego, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

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

Born in Pulaski, Mrs. Sweeney was a life resident of the area.She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1928. She was a member of the Ladies Home Bureau. Her husband, William G., died in 1981.

Surviving are a son, Gary Lee Sweeney of Sandy Creek; two brothers, Rex of Pulaski and Harold Rossman of Auburn; a sister, Irma Derby of Auburn; three granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

Contributions may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski.

ARCHIE L. WHALEY, FORMERLY OF PULASKI, DIES IN IDAHO 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 25, 1991

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

Surviving are his wife, Anita; two sons, William A., Pennellville, and John L., Twin Falls; a daughter, Carolyn Whaley, Syracuse; three brothers, Oscar, Syracuse, Robert, Utica, and Dayton, Modesto, Calif.; a sister, Anna Whaley, Syracuse, and three grandsons.

He was born June 27, 1927, in Richland, a son of Harry and Edith Sloper Whaley, and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1945. He married Anita Girton on July 10, 1948, and worked at the Fulton Boiler Works in Pulaski.

He was also self-employed for several years before moving in 1977 to Twin Falls, where he was employed at the Robert Junior High School, retiring as head custodian in 1990.

He was a member of the Richland Lions Club and the Good-Sam Camping Club and had coached various youth league baseball teams in the Pulaski area.

SIMON R. GLOVER

 

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – September 22, 1991

Simon R. Glover, 87, of Orwell St., died Friday in Watertown.

He was a native of New York City, and had lived in the Richland area for the past 70 years.

Mr. Glover was employed by Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. in Oswego for 40 years, retiring in 1968 as a consumer representative.

He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1922 and he attended Syracuse University.

He was a member of Pulaski Masonic Lodge No. 415 F&AM, Niagara Mohawk 25-year Club, and a former member of the Albion Fish and Game Club.

His first wife, Myrtle Berup, died in 1968.

Surviving are his wife, Veronica C.; two stepsons, Willard S. Bonner of Pulaski and John E. Bonner of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Jeanne B. Hitchcock of Pulaski; eight stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and cousins.

Private funeral services will be Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance or St. John’s Renovation Fund, Pulaski.

FUNERAL SET FOR MURDER VICTIM BEULAH DODGE 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 27, 1991

The funeral for homicide victim Beulah B. Dodge, 75, Lorraine Road, will be Monday at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

Belleville-Adora No. 136, Order of the Eastern Star, will conduct a service at 1 p.m. Monday, with the funeral immediately following. The Rev. David S. Rudd, pastor of the Union Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Adams Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours will be noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Belleville-Adora No. 136, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two nieces, Diann Dodge, Rome, and Carol Gilligan, Fairfax, Va., and three nephews, David Dodge, Lee Center, Ronald Bush, Orwell, and Terry Bush, Richland. A brother, Norman Bush, died July 21.

Born July 25, 1916 in Williamstown, a daughter of Harry Norman and Ethel Roser Bush, she graduated from Pulaski High School. She married Roy C. Dodge on April 17, 1938 at the Methodist-Episcopal Church, Dexter, with Rev. Paul A. Roy officiating. Mr. Dodge died last December.

The couple had lived in Rome after their marriage. Mrs. Dodge worked at Varflex Manufacturing Co. until 1940, when they moved to their Lorraine Road home. They operated a dairy farm until the early 1970s, when they retired from farming.

She was a member of the Union Church in Pierrepont Manor and the Belleville-Adora No. 136 Order of the Eastern Star.

 ZILPHIA BALCOM, PULASKI, DIES AT AGE OF 89

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 25, 1992

Zilphia M. Balcom, 89, Springbrook Apartments, died Friday morning at her home.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Clay, rector of St. James Episcopal Church, officiating. BuriOal will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or the American Heart Association.

Mrs. Balcom is survived by two stepsons, Arthur R. Balcom, Greenlawn, L.I., and Elvin R. Balcom, Swanzey, N.H.; two nieces, Diane McNett Bullo of Waterport and Beverly McNett Watson, Richland; 17 step-grandchildren and several great-step-granchildren.

She was born Dec. 8, 1902 in Fernwood, daughter of Fred and Lydia Smiley McNett. She graduated from Pulaski High School and Oswego State Normal School.

A life-resident of the Pulaski-Fernwood area, Mrs. Balcom taught in the Pulaski Central School District for many years.

She married Robert E. Balcom Dec. 25, 1932. Mr. Balcom died Nov. 3, 1973.

Mrs. Balcom was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church. She was a member OES Chapter No. 159, the Pulaski Grange and the Pulaski Civic Club.

 HELEN W. LUDWIG, PULASKI, DIES AT AGE 91

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 16, 1992

Helen W. Ludwig, 91, of 7402 Park St., died Friday at the Harwood Nursing Home in Oswego.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 7385 Park St., with the Rev. Richard Clay, rector of St. James Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

She is survived by one son, John A. Scott Jr., Mattydale, and a grandson, David C. Scott, North Syracuse.

Mrs. Ludwig was born Feb. 8, 1901, in Utica, the daughter of Albert and Cora Crossley Wright. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1917 and from Oswego State Teachers College in 1923.

She taught school on Long Island and in Greensboro, Md., for 35 years until retiring in 1970 when she moved back to Pulaski. Mrs. Ludwig had previously worked for the Social Services Department in Denton, Md., for 10 years.

She married Walter Ludwig in 1930. He died in 1963.

Mrs. Ludwig was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, the Order of the Eastern Star 157, Pulaski, the Pulaski Historical Society, and the Maryland Retired Teachers Association.

KENNETH R. HAGER, 74, ONCE OF PULASKI, DIES

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 29, 1992

Kenneth R. Hager, 74, Route 104, New Haven, formerly of Pulaski, died Thursday at Oswego Hospital.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Fredenburgh officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

Calling hours were scheduled for 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the New Haven Congregational Church, the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department, or to the McFee Ambulance Corps, Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, Avis A.; two sons, Robert C., New Haven, and James R., Mexico; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Born Jan. 7, 1918, in Richland, son of Pearl and Florence Nicholson Hager, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1936 and married Avis Ames Nov. 6, 1938, with the Rev. Harold H. Barnard officiating.

Mr. Hager lived many years in Oswego and Pulaski before moving to New Haven in 1952. He retired in 1977 after 37 years with the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.’s Oswego Steam Station.

He was a member of the New Haven Congregational Church and the 25-Year Club of Niagara Mohawk. He was a former member of the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department.

JOHN R. WILDER

 

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – August 21, 1993

John R. Wilder, 68, of 119 Garland Road, Fairmount, died Friday in Oswego Hospital after becoming ill at his summer home on Seber Shores Drive, Sandy Pond.

He was a native of Sandy Creek and a resident of Fairmount for the past 40 years.

He retired in 1988 as the right-of- way supervisor with Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. after 24 years of service.

A 1943 graduate of Pulaski High School, Mr. Wilder served with the U.S. Naval Air Corps and the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended Colgate University, and graduated from the New York State Police Academy. He served with the State Police from 1948 to 1953.

He was employed with the General Accident Insurance Co. and the Jamestown Mutual Insurance Co. before joining Niagara Mohawk in 1964.

He was a member of the Derrick Hunting Club, the Association of Former New York State Troopers and the Fairmount Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Wilburetta “Micki” McDonald; two daughters, Susan Wilder of Fairmount and Carol Garnsey of Baldwinsville; a brother, William W. of Syracuse; a sister, Nancy Warren of Sumter S.C.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Fairmount Community Church, 3801 W. Genesee St., the Rev. P.V. George officiating. Burial will be private.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, 10 Genesee St., Camillus.

Contributions may be made to C.N.Y. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, or to the Fairmount Community Church memorial fund.

JAMES F. GREEN, 79, PULASKI, DIES AT HOME 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 4, 1994

James F. Green, 79, of 7401 Port St., died Tuesday at his home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours were scheduled for 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Surviving are a son, James W., Pulaski; a daughter, Linda E. Frank, Pulaski; a stepson, Frederick C. Learned, Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Alma G. King, Mattydale; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Born June 16, 1914, in Pulaski, son of James and Martha Flagg Green, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1933.

A life resident of Pulaski, Mr. Green retired in 1985 after 12 years as owner and operator of the Minuteman Gas Station. He had previously worked 30 years in construction.

He married Eva Learned Oct. 15, 1947, in the Pulaski Methodist Church with the Rev. James N. Pauley officiating. Mrs. Green was killed in an automobile accident July 19, 1974.

Mr. Green was a member of the Park United Methodist Church, the Elms Golf Club and Local 322, Laborers Union.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a life member of Robert Edwards Post 358, American Legion, and Pulaski Post 7289, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

COLETTE V. SKINNER, 90, ONCE OF PULASKI, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 12, 1994

Colette V. Skinner, 90, formerly of Springbrook Apartments, died Sunday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home, Oswego, where she had been a resident since Aug. 7, 1987.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Robert Diamond, pastor of Grace Christian Center, Chittenango, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. Donations may be made to the Pulaski Community Food Pantry.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Venita) Wilder, Pulaski, and Mrs. Sanford (Marion) Isham, Central Square; a son, Charles, Manlius; 21 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren, and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mrs. William (Shirley) Isham, died in 1986.

Born March 25, 1904, in Watertown, a daughter of Nate and Ethel Hewlett Wilbur, she graduated from Pulaski High School and Central City Business Institute, Syracuse.

She married Lawrence C. Skinner Aug. 18, 1920, in Syracuse. They lived in Syracuse and Pulaski all their married life. Mr. Skinner died Aug. 20, 1991.

Mrs. Skinner was a retired credit manager for Atlantic Refining Co., Syracuse.

A former member of the Pulaski Congregational Church, she was a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a charter member of the Old Tyme Fiddlers Association.

EDSON BENNETT, EX-CONRAIL FOREMAN, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 28, 1994

Edson N. Bennett, 74, of 7608 Richland Road, died Tuesday in the State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street, Pulaski, or Oswego County Hospice, in care of H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; a son, Richard “Rick,” Pulaski; two brothers, Norman, Sydney, and Aaden, Amarillo, Texas; four sisters, Norma Jackson, Sydney, Beatrice Gibbs, Richland, Leatrice Saunders, Unadilla, and Lona Kitchen, Bainbridge, and several nieces and nephews.

Born on Sept. 14, 1919, in Pulaski, a son of Norman and Blanche Driggs Bennett, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1937 and was a life resident of Pulaski.

Mr. Bennett served in the Army from 1941 to 1945, and married Ruth I. Burdick on Sept. 22, 1940.

He was employed for 38 years by Conrail in Watertown, retiring as foreman in 1981.

He was a member of Robert Edwards Post 358, American Legion, and Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289.

GRACE E. PROUTY, 90, NATIVE OF PULASKI, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 19, 1994

Grace E. Prouty, 90, of 7513 Delano St., died Monday at the Samaritan-Keep Home, Watertown.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving are several cousins.

Born on July 24, 1903, in Pulaski, daughter of Frank and Clara Frary Prouty, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1920 and from Oswego Normal School in 1922. She graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1936.

Miss Prouty taught in Sodus from 1922 to 1924 and taught seventh- and eighth-grade social studies and English at Pulaski High School from 1924 until retiring in 1964.

She was a lifelong resident of Pulaski and a member of Park United Methodist Church, the Pulaski Civic Club and Pulaski Chapter 157, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the state Retired Teachers Association, the Oswego County Retired Teachers Association, and the Pulaski Senior Citizens Club.

CLAYTON F. CARPENTER

 

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – December 19, 1994

Clayton F. Carpenter, 55, of Deerfield Apartments, died Sunday at the Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Carpenter was born in Sandy Creek and graduated from Pulaski High School. He had lived in Pulaski since 1991. He also lived in Mexico and Phoenix for several years.

He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Teamsters union Local 317 in Syracuse.

He lived with Marie Guay in Pulaski.

Surviving are four sons, Clayton G., Joel H., Tracy A. and Donald L., all of Sebring, Fla.; a brother, Floyd of Pulaski; a sister, Grace Gerrell of Melbourne, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

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

ANSTRESS PENNOCK, ONCE OF PULASKI, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 28, 1995

Anstress R. Pennock, 93, of Troy, formerly of Pulaski, died Monday at Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center, Troy.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Park United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Spring burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert, Rensselaer Falls, and Dr. Donald, Grand Prarie, Texas; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Helen Wing and Rena Cobb, both of Richland.

Born in Fairfield, Va., on May 21, 1901, a daughter of Charles and Jessie Tolley Riley, she was a 1919 graduate of Pulaski High School and later graduated from Central City Business Institute, Syracuse.

She married Harold Pennock on Sept. 17, 1925, in Virginia. The Rev. Mr. Pennock was an employee of the Syracuse Post Office for several years until becoming ordained as a Methodist minister. The Rev. Mr. Pennock served as pastor of the Methodist Church at Mount Pleasant and at Alexandria Bay Methodist Church from 1962 until his retirement in 1968. He died Sept. 23, 1972, in Texas.

Mrs. Pennock was employed with Syracuse Abstract Co. for several years.

The Rev. and Mrs. Pennock lived in Syracuse, Mount Pleasant, Alexandria Bay and Pulaski and maintained a winter home in Texas. Mrs. Pennock moved to Troy in 1989.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church.

JAMES W. LACELLE

 

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – April 13, 1995

James W. LaCelle, 79, of County Route 17 died Tuesday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. LaCelle was a native of Pulaski and graduated Pulaski High School in 1933. Mr. LaCelle retired from the Williamstown Post Office in 1979, after 44 years. He was a member of the Oswego County Republicans Club, and the Redfield Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. LaCelle was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, M. Joyce; a son, James E. of Mexico; two daughters, Barbara Ward of Hagerstown, Md., and Karen K. Cole of Earlville; two stepdaughters, Sally Montieth and Debbie Montieth, both of Redfield; a brother, Gerald “Bun” LaCelle of North Syracuse; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Greenboro Cemetery, Redfield.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 7385 Park St., Pulaski.

Contributions may be made to the Redfield Volunteer Fire Dept.

DOROTHY S. GALLAGHER, 90, DIES IN WATERTOWN 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 17, 1995

Dorothy S. Gallagher, 90, formerly of South Edwards Road, died Saturday afternoon at Samaritan-Keep Home, Watertown, where she had resided for several years.

There will be a private graveside service in East Pitcairn Cemetery.

There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Born on Oct. 26, 1904, in Texas, N.Y., she was adopted by Fred and Cora Smith and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1923 and Syracuse Memorial Hospital in 1926 as a registered nurse.

She married Edmund J. Gallagher on Oct. 12, 1929, at Pulaski and was a registered nurse in Oswego for 35 years.

The couple moved to Harrisville in 1965. Mr. Gallagher died March 23, 1989.

Mrs. Gallagher was a 50-year member of the Pulaski chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a former member of the Pulaski Congregational Church.

LEILA M. COFFIE, 85, RETIRED TEACHER, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 31, 1995

Leila M. Coffie, 85, of Centerville Road, former teacher, widow of retired farmer Leroy F. Coffie, died Wednesday at her home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Gross officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

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

Surviving are a son, Leroy, Pulaski; four daughters, Rita Brennan, Texas, N.Y., Lucretia Bailey, Franklinton, N.C., Mildred Mantor, Pulaski, and Barbara Layman, Richland, 26 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Born Sept. 1, 1909, in Pulaski, a daughter of Charles and Flora Reynolds Lacelle, she graduated from Pulaski High School and Potsdam Normal School.

She married Leroy F. Coffie on Nov. 7, 1928, in Adams. Mr. Coffie retired from farming in 1965 and died Aug. 18, 1970.

A life resident of the Pulaski area, she was a school teacher for several years and was employed with several restaurants. She also was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church.

REV. GERALD P. BARNES, PHILANTHROPIST, DIES 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 16, 1996

The Rev. Gerald P. Barnes, 96, who grew up in Richland and gained a reputation for taking in needy strangers at his Bowling Green, Ohio, home, died Dec. 22, apparently of a stroke.

Mr. Barnes died in the Community Nursing Home in Bowling Green, where he had lived more than three years. A funeral was held at the Church of the Nazarene in Bowling Green, which he led for nearly 30 years, and burial was in Kingscreek Cemetery near Bowling Green.

Contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are a sister, Thelma B. Cronk, Watertown; a daughter, Jerri Tipton, Portage, Ohio; two sons, David P., Tontogany, Ohio, and Chester L., Toledo, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Two sisters, Gladys Lago and Mable Rossman, four brothers, Guy, Kenneth, Glenn and Henry, a son, two daughters and two grandchildren died before him.

Born Aug. 1, 1899, in Dugway, son of Elmer and Mary Bates Barnes, he attended primary school in Richland and graduated from Pulaski High School.

He made furniture at the W.P. Curtiss & Sons mill in Richland and was a dining-car cook on the New York Central Railroad before attending God’s Bible School seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was ordained as a minister in the Church of the Nazarene.

The Rev. Mr. Barnes married Cladda McDaniel in Ohio in 1930. They were evangelists and set up a church in Kennard, Ohio, in an old schoolhouse. The Rev. Mr. Barnes once had a 15-minute weekly radio show.

The couple moved in 1946 to Bowling Green, where he retired as pastor from the Church of the Nazarene in 1976. Mrs. Barnes died in 1975.

In Bowling Green, as his mother did in Richland, the minister aided the poor at his home, providing them with food, shelter and money.

THOMAS R. CORNELL FISHING GUIDE, CARPENTER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 3, 1996

Thomas R. Cornell, 49, of 52 North St., died Saturday at Oswego Hospital. He had been ill with kidney disease.

Mr. Cornell was a self-employed fishing guide and carpenter for many years.

Born Aug. 23, 1947, in Stamford, son of Donald and Doris Hayner Cornell, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1966 and was a member of Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Megan, Lacona; his mother, Doris, Pulaski, and two sisters, Pamela Graham, Pulaski, and Lynn Forbes, Newport News, Va.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Catherine Salisbury officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There will be a calling hour from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street, Pulaski.

WILLIAM E. ROOD

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 14, 1996

William E. Rood, 83, of Baldwinsville died Friday at the Birchwood Home Health Center after a long illness.

Mr. Rood was raised in Parish and Pulaski. He graduated from Pulaski High School and Morrisville College, majoring in agriculture. For 20 years, Mr. Rood worked for the state Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Canals as a canal structure operator and chief lock operator. For 10 years, he was an assembler at Easy Washer Corp. while also working as a self-employed dairy farmer.

Mr. Rood was a member of the Warners United Methodist Church, the Baldwinsville Rod and Gun Club and McHarris Legacy.

Surviving are his wife, Marion; two brothers, Charles Frederick of Spring Hill, Fla., and Holland of Englewood, Fla.; five sisters, Orla Skinner and Elnora Rood, both of Pulaski, Nellie Pearson of Parish, Laura James of Syracuse and Anna Mae Reed of Onondaga Hill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Warners First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Jack Kissell officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Dugway.

There will be no calling hours. The family will receive friends after the service in the fellowship hall.

Contributions may be made to the Baldwinsville Public Library or the Warners United Methodist Church.

Gates Funeral Home, Baldwinsville, has charge of arrangements.

BENNIE VANBROCKLIN TEACHER 

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 22, 1996

Bennie VanBrocklin, 55, Dry Hill Road, died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, after suffering a heart attack Wednesday.

Born March 17, 1941, in Syracuse, son of Kenneth and Ethel Mae Daly VanBrocklin, he graduated in 1959 from Pulaski High School. Mr. VanBrocklin attended Jefferson Community College and received his bachelor’s degree in teaching and his master’s degree in education from Potsdam State University College.

Mr. VanBrocklin was a high school art teacher at Carthage Central School for the past five years. He was previously employed by Kinney Drug Stores and Lincoln First Bank, both in Pulaski. He also worked at Wellesley Island State Park during summers for several years.

Mr. VanBrocklin resided in Pulaski, Tupper Lake, and Potsdam moving to Watertown 15 years ago.

He was a member of Potsdam American Legion Post 0074 and New York State United Teachers Union.

Surviving are a brother, Barry, Sandy Creek; a niece; three nephews, and several aunts and uncles.

The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. John Hogan officiating. Spring Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Carthage Area Hospital or Carthage Ambulance Service.

INABELLE WEBB

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 28, 1997

Inabelle Webb, 77, formerly of Pulaski and Cortland, died Sunday in Wallingford, Vt.

She was born in Mexico. She moved to Wallingford in 1986 after living in Cortland 25 years and Pulaski several years.

Mrs. Webb graduated from Pulaski High School in 1936 and summa cum laude from the SUNY Albany in 1941. She later graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in library science.

She worked as a librarian at Cortland High School 25 years and retired in 1975. She was a member of the Fernwood Baptist Church and attended the Wallingford Baptist Church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pastor Ray Bucklew officiating. Burial is in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 52 Park St.

ERWIN W. LILLEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 28, 1997

Erwin E. Lilley, 86, of 796 Lake Road died Monday at his home.

Mr. Lilley was a life resident of Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1931.

He retired in 1973 after 15 years at the Richland Town Highway Department. He previously operated the family farm from 1941 to 1958.

Mr. Lilley played Town Team Basketball several years.

His wife, June House, died in 1995.

Surviving are a brother, Otto R. of Pulaski; a sister, Dorothy Hastings of Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. Friday at Pulaski Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Northern Oswego County Ambulance.

Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, has arrangements.

RALPH P. KILLAM

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 8, 1997

Ralph P. Killam, 75, of 6200 Main St. died Sunday at his home.

He was born in Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1940. Mr. Killam was a life resident of the Pulaski and Sandy Creek areas.

He owned and operated Killam’s Body Shop in Pulaski for more than 25 years and the Central Hotel in Lacona for 15 years, retiring in 1990.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Cable Trail VFW Post 8534, Lacona.

Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys Hale; a stepson, Roy Hunt of Omaha, Neb.; three brothers, James F. of Steilacoom, Wash., Edward of Lacona and Fred A. of Pulaski; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Summerville Funeral Home, the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial is in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 1997 Harwood Drive.

Contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Box 113, Pulaski 13142.

FRANCELIA CAMMARATA

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 22, 1997

Francelia Cammarata, 95, died Friday in St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York.

Born in Hastings, Mrs. Cammarata moved to New York in 1925.

She graduated from Pulaski High School and Teacher’s Training Class. She worked as a teacher in the community before moving to New York.

Her husband, Joseph, died in 1952.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary (Marie) Williams of Fair Haven and Josephine Ashton of College Point, Md.; a sister, Alice Henderson of Parish; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harter Funeral Home.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 2983 Main St., Parish.

JUDY BICE MOSHER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 6, 1997

Judy Bice Mosher, 45, of State Route 13 died Monday at University Hospital, Syracuse.

A life resident of Pulaski, she graduated from Pulaski High School. She worked the last seven years at the Grist Mill Restaurant, Parish.

Mrs. Mosher was a member of the American Legion Robert Edwards Post 358 Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her longtime companion, Donald F. Hildreth; a son, Randy Muir of Pulaski; a daughter, Tina Muir of Pulaski; her father, Robert F. Bice Sr. of Pulaski; nine brothers, Robert F. Bice Jr. and Tommy A. Bice, both of Pulaski, Carl R. Bice of Altmar, Terry W. Bice of Williamstown, Donald Bice of Adams, Mickey Bice of Boylston, Albert H. Bice of Richland, Franklin R. Bice of Orwell and Timmy A. Bice of Cortland; six sisters, Joyce Smith of Canton, Joanne Miles of Oswego, Debbie P. Lance of Pulaski, Patricia Rupert of Orwell, Pamela A. Denny of Sandy Creek and Tina DeGraw of Parish; and two grandchildren.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial is in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

RENA RILEY COBB RETIRED TEACHER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 23, 1997

Rena Riley Cobb, 94, formerly of Richland, died Sunday at Genesis HealthCare, Watertown.

Mrs. Cobb lived most of her life in Richland. She taught at Orwell District 6 and Richland Elementary School for 39 years, retiring in 1967.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, Oswego County Retired Teachers Association and New York State Retired Teachers Association.

Born July 4, 1903, in Fairfield, Va., daughter of Charles J. and Jessie L. Tolley Riley, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1925 and Oswego Normal School in 1929. She received a bachelor’s degree in 1951 from Oswego State Teachers College.

She married William F. Cobb on Aug. 18, 1928, in Richland. He died Oct. 2, 1964.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

ALICE HOTELLING RETIRED TEACHER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 1, 1997

Alice B. Hotelling, 90, formerly of Pulaski, died Saturday at Long Island Jewish Hospital.

She taught in rural schools for two years, at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School for 16 years and at North Syracuse Central School, Allen Road, for 10 years. She also taught for nine years in Bakersfield, Calif.

Mrs. Hotelling was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Rose Garden Club, New York State Retired Teachers Association, Oswego County Retired Teachers Association and California Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church and the church’s Ann Judson Group.

Born Feb. 19, 1907, at Redfield, a daughter of John and Delia Stewart Bush, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1926, from Pulaski Teachers Training Class in 1927 and from Oswego Normal School in 1931. She received a bachelor’s degree in education in 1950, and a master’s degree in 1952, from Oswego State Teachers College.

She married Wallace F. Hotelling on Aug. 16, 1931, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sanderson, Lincoln Ave, Pulaski, with the Rev. Winfield S. Warren officiating. Mrs. Hotelling died in 1969.

Surviving are two sons, John H., Long Island, and James F., Clay; two daughters, Rosina Manwaring, Altmar, and Roberta Pursell, Minooka, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., with the Rev. Robert Varnum officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

STEPHEN F. TIMMERMAN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 21, 1998

Stephen F. Timmerman, 49, of 76 Ivens Road, Pulaski, died Sunday at home.

Born in Oswego, he graduated from Pulaski High School. He worked from 1971 to 1993 for Greyhound Bus Co. and the last two years at the Nice & Easy Grocery Store, Brewerton. He and his wife were foster parents for 14 years, caring for more than 50 children and adopting five youngsters.

Survivors: His wife, Josephine Anzalone Timmerman; four daughters, Shannon Timmerman, Rose Timmerman, Michelle Timmerman and Angel Timmerman, all of Pulaski; four sons, Stephen Jr. of Sandy Creek, David, Scott and William, all of Pulaski; a sister, Mary Waite of Pulaski; a stepsister, Betty Rebor of Fulton; his stepmother, Gertrude Timmerman of Fulton.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Summerville Funeral Home. Burial, Daysville Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 1997 Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek.

WINIFRED S. OSTRANDER OWNED, OPERATED RESTAURANT

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 29, 1998

Winifred S. Ostrander, 74, of 3466 Caddie Court, Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Constantia and Pulaski, died Friday at North Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach.

Mrs. Ostrander and her husband owned and operated the Picture Window Restaurant, formerly the Sunset Bay Inn, Constantia. They retired in 1980 and spent winters in Florida.

Born July 10, 1923, in Liverpool, a daughter of Ivan and Eva Nichols Stewart, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1941. Her husband, Frank Ostrander, died in 1997.

Surviving are a stepson, Frank S., Camden; a stepdaughter, Julie Maxwell, Sisters, Ore.; a sister JoAnne Kendrat, Sandy Creek; a brother, Walter A. Stewart, Baldwinsville; a half sister, Sharon Connell, Cape Vincent; a half brother, Eugene VanAlstyne, Clayton; and several stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Summerville Funeral Home, 1997 Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek. Burial will be in Constantia Rural Cemetery.

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

HAROLD S. SPRAGUE RETIRED SCHOOLTEACHER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 4, 1998

Harold Sumner Sprague, 94, of 5 Glen Ave., died this morning at his home.

Mr. Sprague taught industrial arts at Pulaski High School for 21 years, retiring in 1967. He previously had been a carpenter and did janitorial work for many years in the Saranac Lake area.

He was an assessor for the Oswego County town of Richland for 10 years and a member of Masonic Lodge 415 and the New York State and Oswego County Retired Teachers associations.

Born Nov. 27, 1903, in Bloomingdale, son of Sumner and Carrie Keith Sprague, he resided at Saranac Lake for many years, moving to Pulaski in 1946.

He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1922 and Oswego State Teachers College in 1946 with a bachelor of science degree. He received a master’s degree in 1955 from Oswego College.

He married Carolyn Eacker Shaver on June 29, 1941. She died Feb. 6, 1992.

Surviving are a stepson, Richard Shaver, Sequim, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Eisenmenger, Natick, Mass.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. James Tschudy officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Public Library, 4917 Jefferson St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

KAREN LEE SCARROTT AIR FORCE VETERAN

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 8, 1998

Karen Lee Scarrott, 38, Bicester-Oxon, England, formerly of Pulaski, died Monday in England of kidney failure.

Born Dec. 1, 1959, in Syracuse, daughter of William and Joan Rossman Saunders, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1978 and served in the Air Force from 1979 to 1985. She had resided in England since 1984.

Surviving are her husband, Chris; two daughters, Jennifer and Victoria, at home; a son, Carl, at home; her mother, of Pulaski; two sisters, Pamela J. Helinger and Deborah A. Potter, both of Pulaski; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The funeral and burial will be in Heyford-Oxon, England. Arrangements are with Hartness Funeral Home, Heyford-Oxon.

JAMES J. MARTIN TECHNOLOGY TEACHER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 31, 1998

James J. Martin, 55, of 780 Middle Road, Scriba, died from cancer Wednesday at his home.

Mr. Martin was a technology teacher at Pulaski Academy and Central School, retiring in 1996 after 30 years of service.

He was a life member of Oswego Elks Lodge 271, serving as exalted ruler in 1975. He was a past president of the Pulaski Teachers Association and a volunteer for Oswego County Hospice.

Born Feb. 4, 1943, in Oceanside, son of John and Ruth Martin, he graduated from Great Neck High School and attended the University of Hawaii. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oswego State University College.

Surviving besides his wife, the former Sharon Kaufman, and mother, now of Malone, are a daughter, Danielle Drews, Oswego; two sons, Russell, Canegrate, Italy, and Keith, Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Joanne Kemp, Malone; a half sister, Peggy Ann Davis, Waterbury, Vt.; a brother, David, New Bern, N.C., and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oswego Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. The body will be cremated.

Calling hours were scheduled for 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home, 154 E. Fourth St.

Contributions may be made to the John C. Martin Scholarship Fund, Pulaski High School, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

HORACE G. FARRINGTON RETIRED REALTY OWNER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 11, 1998

Horace Grant Farrington, 97, of 4916 N. Jefferson St., died Friday at his home.

Born Dec. 19, 1900, in Pulaski, son of Grant and Carrie Balsey Farrington, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1919 and from Syracuse University in 1923.

He married Gladys Broome of Oswego, a native of England, on April 25, 1931. Mrs. Farrington died July 31.

From 1924 to 1947, Mr. Farrington owned and operated Farrington Fuel Co., a fuel and builders supply business in Pulaski. During part of that time, he also owned Park Auto Service. From 1950 to 1973, he owned H.G. Farrington Realty.

Mr. Farrington was a former member of the Pulaski Village Board and of the Ringgold Fire Co. He was also a former trustee of the Pulaski Cemetery Association.

Mr. Farrington’s father, a native of Frankfort, Herkimer County, came to Pulaski in 1884 and purchased a farm on County Route 2A, where he maintained a purebred Holstein dairy until his death in 1953.

Surviving are a son, William G., Pulaski, and nieces.

Two sisters, Florence Hutt, and Ethel Dexter, died before him.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pulaski Cemetery with the Rev. James Tschudy, pastor of Pulaski Congregational Church, officiating.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangement are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Congregational Church, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142, or to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

IRVING J. MALTBY MAINTENANCE WORKER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 13, 1998

Irving J. Maltby, 55, County Route 28, died Sunday at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, where he had been a patient since Sept. 5. He suffered respiratory arrest as a result of septic shock.

Mr. Maltby was employed in the maintenance department of the Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Mexico. He previously was employed by the Pulaski Central School District.

Born March 25, 1943, at Pulaski, a son of Jay and Ruth Clement Maltby, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1963.

Surviving are a sister, Ann Maltby, Hastings, two aunts and several cousins.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Oswego County BOCES, Mexico, N.Y. 13114.

JOHN H. ROBARGE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 24, 1998

John H. Robarge, 55, of Central Square died Friday at home.

A native of Richland, he graduated from Pulaski High School and lived in Central Square 23 years. He was a bricklayer with Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2, Albany, for 36 years.

Survivors: His wife of 33 years, the former Susan Ryan; his parents, Donald and Phyllis Robarge of Richland; two brothers, James of Auburndale, Fla., and Donald of Fulton; a sister, Sharon Robarge of Richland.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday in St. Michael’s Church, Central Square. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Calling hours, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Watson Funeral Home, 631 S. Main St., Central Square.

Contributions: Oswego County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego 13126-0102.

THEODORE LUNDGREN BLOUNT LUMBER RETIREE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 7, 1998

Theodore B. Lundgren, 92, of 4306 Malvern Road, Durham, N.C., formerly of Sandy Creek, died Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Mr. Lundgren was assistant cashier at First National Bank of Lacona from 1926 to 1939. For the next 31 years, he was employed by Blount Lumber Co. in Lacona, beginning as a bookkeeper and retiring Dec. 31, 1970, as secretary-treasurer of the corporation.

Born July 10, 1906, in New York City, son of Emil and Sophia Benson Lundgren, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1924.

He married Helen Stanco on Oct. 14, 1939, in Pulaski. The couple lived in Sandy Creek until moving to Syracuse in 1990. Mrs. Lundgren died July 13, 1991. Mr. Lundgren moved to Durham, N.C., in 1996 to live with his daughter Janet Broughton.

He was a 70-year member and past master of Sandy Creek Lodge 564, Free and Accepted Masons. He was a former Little League baseball coach in Sandy Creek, a former member of the Sandy Creek Volunteer Fire Department and a former chief assessor for the town of Sandy Creek. Following his retirement, he was clerk of the Sandy Creek Central School Board of Education.

In addition to Janet Broughton, he is survived by another daughter, Kristin Lundgren, San Francisco; a son, Eric Lundgren, Sterling, Va.; a brother, Ralph, Pulaski; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Summerville Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Bell, pastor of Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7145 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool, N.Y. 13088; or to the Sandy Creek Central School Dollars for Scholars Endowment Fund for the Ted and Helen Lundgren Scholarship, 124 Salisbury St., Sandy Creek, N.Y. 13145.

VESTA A. LYBOLT

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 1, 1998

Vesta A. Lybolt, 78, of Oswego died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Pulaski, she moved to Oswego in 1997. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1937 and later from Geneseo Normal School, where she was a member of Arethus Sorority. She worked at Kemper Insurance in Syracuse for 15 years. She owned and operated Ponds Rest in Pulaski for several years. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church for 67 years. She was voted citizen of the year in 1967 in Pulaski. She organized a teen-age baseball league in Pulaski.

Survivors: A sister, Leona “June” Germain of Oswego; a niece; a nephew.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

VESTA A. LYBOLT PONDS REST OPERATOR

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 1, 1998

Vesta A. Lybolt, 78, Oswego, former longtime resident of Pulaski, died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

Miss Lybolt worked at Kemper Insurance, Syracuse, for 15 years, retiring in 1956. She had owned and operated Ponds Rest for several years, and had been previously employed at Lamson Corp. and Remington-Rand Co., both in Syracuse.

Born March 5, 1920, in Pulaski, daughter of Lewis and Ruby Shaver Lybolt, she was a 1937 graduate of Pulaski High School and graduated from Oswego Normal School, where she was a member of the Arethus Sorority.

She was a 67-year member of Park United Methodist Church and was voted Pulaski Citizen of the Year in 1962. She had organized a teen basketball league in Pulaski.

Surviving are a sister, Leona “June” Germain, Oswego, a niece and a nephew.

A nephew died before her.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

EDWARD A. VANEGMOND

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 2, 1999

Edward A. VanEgmond, 67, of 3401 Maple Ave.,Pulaski, died Sunday at home.

Born in New Baltimore, Mich., he was a former resident of Sandy Creek and moved to Pulaski in 1957. He graduated from Pulaski High School. He worked 25 years at Blount Lumber Co. and in the Green Thumb Program at the New York state Department of Transportation, Mexico. He served in the Navy from 1952 to 1955, and was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski.

Survivors: His wife, the former Natalie O’Dell; three daughters, Dawn M. VanEgmond of Topeka, Kan., Melinda G. Hara of Boylston and Katherine A. Anderson of Pulaski; five grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Spring burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek. Calling hours, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

PATRICIA C. ROTUNNO

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 13, 1999

Patricia Clemens Rotunno, 69, formerly of Pulaski died Friday at Woodmont Nursing Home, Fredericksburg, Va.

Born in Orwell, she was a former resident of Warren, Pa., Russell, Pa., and Palm Coast, Fla., and she moved to Fredericksburg, Va., in 1997. She graduated from Pulaski High School and received a degree in music education from Syracuse University. She retired in 1989 after 15 years as an instrumental music teacher in the Warren County School District. She was a member and choir director of Northwest Pennsylvania Presbyterian Church, Warren, Pa., and Russell United Methodist Church, Russell, Pa. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Kings Highway Chapter.

Survivors: Her husband, William A.; three daughters, Carolyn G. Rotunno of Warren, Pa., Joanne P. Sharp of Pittsfield, Pa., and Julie R. Paul of Fredericksburg, Va.; a son, Christopher A. of Oswego; a brother, Robert B. Clemens of Stillwater; eight grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday in Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski. Spring burial, Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. No calling hours. Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, has arrangements.

Contributions: Oswego County Hospice, in care of Oswego County Savings Bank, Box 328, Oswego 13126.

DOROTHY W. VEDDER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 8, 1999

Dorothy W. Vedder, 84, formerly of Sylvan Beach and Oneida,died Tuesday at Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility.

Born in Albion, she was a Women’s Army Corps veteran of World War II. She graduated from Pulaski High School and Cortland State Teachers College. She retired in 1975 as an elementary school teacher for Oneida City School District. She was a life member of the American Legion, Oneida Post, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the New York State Teachers Association. She was a charter member of Women’s National Memorial and a former member of Westdale Federated Church.

Her husband, Harmon A., died in 1970.

Survivors: A daughter, Helen Hilliker of Oneida; three sons, Harmon A. Jr. of Oneida, Daniel J. of Canastota and Nicholas of Verona; two brothers, Harrison E. Wiggins of Williamstown and Allen H. Wiggins of Oneida; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Services: Services with full military honors, noon Friday at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home. Burial, Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 160 Main St., Oneida.

Contributions: Dorothy W. Vedder Scholarship Fund, in care of Oneida Savings Bank, 182 Main St., Oneida 13421.

EDNA MAE WILCOX NORTHLAND ELECTRIC RETIREE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 21, 1999

Edna Mae Wilcox, 70, of 9251 Ellisburg St., died Monday at Oswego Hospital, where she had been a patient since April 12.

Mrs. Wilcox worked at General Electric Co., Syracuse, and retired from Northland Electric, Watertown, in 1991.

Born July 16, 1928, in Camden, daughter of Ray and Lillian Green Sweatland, she graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married Charles F. Wilcox on May 27, 1948, in Pulaski. They lived in Sandy Creek all their married lives. Mr. Wilcox died May 31, 1970.

Mrs. Wilcox was a former member of the Sandy Creek Fire Department Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Deborah) Killam, Sandy Creek; a son, Tracy, Pulaski; a brother, Robert Sweatland, Pulaski; eight grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A sister, Katherine Bailey, and a brother, Ray Sweatland Jr., died before her.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Summerville Funeral Home with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

MURIEL R. VANWIE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 23, 1999

Muriel R. VanWie, 95, of 20 Masonic Ave.,Camden,died Sunday at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo.

Born in Pulaski, she lived in Fulton before moving to Camden in 1993. She graduated from Pulaski High School.

Her husband, Carroll “Pat,” died in 1992.

Survivors: A daughter, Pat LaClaire of Camden; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services: Private. Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, has arrangements.

DONALD A. CRONK SR. FORMER PULASKI RESIDENT

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 20, 1999

Donald Alden Cronk Sr., 80, formerly of Pulaski, died Wednesday at his home.

Mr. Cronk moved to St. Petersburg from Pulaski in 1979. He was a former Oswego County deputy sheriff and owned and operated a restaurant, a liquor store and an antique store.

He was a 32nd-degree Mason in Pulaski Lodge 145.

Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Altmar, a son of James H. and Leaffa A. Loatwall Cronk, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1935.

He married Ellen E. McGrath on June 29, 1940, at her parents’ home in Sackets Harbor, with the Rev. J.N. Pauley officiating.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Donald A. Jr., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Joanne Burritt, St. Petersburg, and Katherine A. Folino, Alexandria Bay, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Florida, Suncoast Chapter, or to the Roger Neilson Scholarship Fund, in the care of James Atkinson, Salisbury Road, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

DOROTHY STACY BOYLSTON NATIVE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 25, 1999

Dorothy Stacy, 58, Key Largo, Fla., formerly of Syracuse and a native of Boylston, died June 11 at her home, where she had suffered a heart attack.

Miss Stacy worked at ISO Commercial Risk Services Inc. in Florida. She was also a ceramic artist.

Born May 29, 1941, in Boylston, daughter of Raymond A. and Helen Stevens Stacy, she was a graduate of Pulaski High School and graduated summa cum laude from Oswego State University College.

A marriage to Roland Manwaring ended in divorce.

Surviving besides her former husband, now of Pulaski, and her father, now of Sandy Creek, are a daughter, Diana Manwaring, Syracuse; a son, Curtis Manwaring, Syracuse; a sister, Diana Charles, Olean, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. July 3 in Wesleyan Cemetery, Lacona, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, officiating.

Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

Donations may be made to Heifer Project International, Box 808, Little Rock, Ark. 77203, the American Heart Association or a charity of one’s choice.

BERNADINE M. SWEET PULASKI LIFE RESIDENT

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 4, 1999

Bernadine Manwaring Sweet, 94, Springbrook Apartments, died Friday afternoon at the home of her son, David B. Manwaring, 927 Albion Cross Road.

Born Sept. 28, 1905, in Williamstown, daughter of William H. and Mary Hamlin Bradley, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1924.

She married Warren T. Manwaring on June 30, 1926. Mr. Manwaring died Feb. 18, 1986. She married William V. Sweet on Aug. 18, 1991. Mr. Sweet died July 13.

Mrs. Sweet, a life resident of Pulaski, was a member of Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving besides her son are a daughter, Janet Fullerton, Odenton, Md.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elizabeth Mowry, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Foster- Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church.

PAULINE E. HOUGHTON

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 5, 2000

Pauline E. Houghton, 71, of 25 Eagle Drive,Brantingham,died Thursday at home.

Born in Ricard, she graduated from Pulaski High School. She was an operator with Highland Telephone, Carthage, and a volunteer for Girls Scouts of America in Carthage and Monroe.

Survivors: Her husband, Donald R; a daughter, Julie Shafer of West Monroe; two sisters, Alice Walker of Syracuse and Anita Leana of Brantingham; two grandsons.

Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Virkler-Percoski Funeral Home. Spring burial, Brantingham Cemetery. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 7676 State St., Lowville.

Contributions: Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Box 266, Lowville 13367.

MARY L. WEBER FORMER PULASKI RESIDENT

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 2, 2000

Mary Lou Weber, 54, of 40 Rozeboom Road, Neon, Ky., formerly of Pulaski, died Tuesday at her home of complications of a stroke.

Miss Weber had lived in Jenkins, Ky., for 31 years. She worked at BCM International Bible Club, Jenkins, for 32 years and was a member of McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church and the board of directors of HOMES Inc., both in Kentucky.

Born Nov. 13, 1945, in Watertown, daughter of George and Elizabeth Lillian Vrooman Weber, she graduated in 1963 from Pulaski High School and in 1967 from The King’s College, Briarcliff Manor.

Surviving besides her mother, of Henderson and Pulaski, are a sister, Patricia Cruzan, Ringoes, N.J.; three nephews, two great-nieces and a great-nephew.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins High School gymnasium. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery. Local arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Kentucky Bible Center, BCM International, 237 Fairfield Ave., Upper Darby, Pa. 19082, or Camp Nathanael, Box 129, Emmalena, Ky. 41740.

RICHARD J. BENJAMIN

 

Syracuse Herald American (NY) – May 21, 2000

Richard J. “Mr. B.” Benjamin, 70, of 61 Third Ave.,Oswego,died Friday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Pulaski, he graduated from Pulaski High School and the state University College at Brockport. He received a master’s degree from Springfield College in Masschusetts and a physical education director’s certification from the state University College at Cortland. He taught physical education in Colonie schools, was director of physical education in Belfast, N.Y., and the state University College at Oswego Campus School. He also worked in the Experienced Based Education Department at Oswego State. He was founder and president of the Oswego Youth Soccer Association and a founder and coach of Oswego Youth Hockey. He also coached Leprechaun Basketball and Little League and was active in the Oswego Youth Sports Program.

Survivors: His wife, the former Patricia Brown; three sons, Michael and Thomas, both of Oswego, and Scott of Boston; six grandchildren.

Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Church, Oswego. Burial, Riverside Cemetery. Calling hours, 3 to 5 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Nelson Funeral Home, 124 W. Fifth St., Oswego.

PAUL D. PETRIE OWNED CHARTER SERVICE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 30, 2000

The funeral for Paul D. Petrie, 55, of 1091 Albion Cross Road, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be private.

Mr. Petrie died Monday from head and chest injuries he suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident at his home. He was pronounced dead at Oswego Hospital.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Petrie owned Fish Hawk Charter Service for 15 years and previously had owned Petrie’s Bakery.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289, Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358 and Central Square Trap League.

Born Oct. 10, 1944, in Pulaski, a son of Harry and Thelma Robinson Petrie, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1962 and Jefferson Community College, Watertown, in 1966.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

He married Sherry Johnson on Oct. 20, 1984. A previous marriage to Joann C. Littler ended in divorce.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Jennifer Schlag, East Syracuse; a brother, Sandy Creek, and four grandchildren.

A son, Scott, died April 27.

Donations may be made to the Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13210.

2 KILLED, 3 INJURED IN CRASHES AT SAME SITE IN RICHLAND

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 1, 2000

Two Oswego County women died and three others were injured Thursday in two accidents just a few hours apart on the same intersection in the town of Richland.

Allison K. Balcom, 36, Pulaski, was driving south on County Route 41 through its intersection with County Route 28 at 7:55 a.m. when a car driven by Brian Allen, 20, Richland, ran a stop sign and collided with her car, Oswego County sheriff’s deputies said.

Mrs. Balcom, an Oswego County Health Department home health aide, was pronounced dead at Oswego Hospital. She reportedly was on her way to visit a patient.

Mr. Allen, who was ejected from his car after the collision, was taken to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, where he was listed in fair condition this morning.

No charges have been filed yet, but deputies said the accident is still under investigation.

Naomi LaFave, 58, Scriba, was killed when another motorist ran a stop sign at the same intersection about 2:40 p.m. Thursday. Oswego County sheriff’s deputies said Michael A. Piazza, 51, Syracuse, was driving west on Route 28 when he fell asleep at the wheel and drove through the stop sign and collided with Ms. LaFave’s car, which was southbound on Route 41.

Both motorists were taken to Upstate Medical University, where Ms. LaFave was pronounced dead. Mr. Piazza was treated for head injuries and released. A passenger in Ms. LaFave’s car, Jessie Bowen, 16, Pulaski, was taken to Oswego Hospital with minor injuries, deputies said.

Mr. Piazza was charged with failure to stop for a stop sign.

Mrs. Balcom was a home health aide for 10 years with the Oswego County Health Department.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and Ontario Health Club.

Born Sept. 1, 1964, in Canastota, a daughter of George W. and Elaine Rogers Regner, she graduated in 1982 from Pulaski High School.

She attended North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, and Bryant & Stratton, Syracuse.

She married Charles B. Balcom on June 17, 1989.

Surviving besides her husband and her mother, Pulaski, are two sons, Andrew B. and Carson J., both at home, and four sisters, Kimberly McDonald, Antwerp, MaryAnne Fitzgibbons, Pulaski, Jacqueline Bryan, Rockledge, Fla., and Michele Washburn, Adams.

Her father died Feb. 23, 1975. He had been state police commander in the Watertown zone since August 1970.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

DORIS J. ROGERS DINER COOK

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 18, 2000

Doris J. Rogers, 68, of 75 Lester Road, died Monday at her son’s home in Richland.

She was a former cook at the C&M Diner, Pulaski.

Born April 14, 1932, at Natural Bridge, daughter of Wilfred and Frances Southwell Martin, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1950.

She married Glen E. Rogers on Sept. 16, 1951. He died May 6, 1996.

She was a member of the Good Neighbor Society of Vorea Community Church.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Irma Corbett, Brownville, and Cynthia and James Baxter, Sandy Pond; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Glen E. Jr. and Claire, Richland, and Robert, Mannsville, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A sister, Nettie Rose, died before her.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Vorea Community Church with the Rev. Keith Miller officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

ROBERTA J. HAGER NURSE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 31, 2000

Roberta J. Hager, 69, of 2727 Route 104, died Sunday at Loretto Heights Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mrs. Hager was a charge nurse for 20 years at Harr-Wood Nursing Home, Oswego, retiring in 1994. She had also worked at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Oswego. She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm outside of Mexico for many years.

Born Feb. 4, 1931, in Alexandria Bay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hubbard, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1948 and received a nursing degree from the Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

She married Donald Hager in 1956. He died Oct. 17, 1990.

She was a member of Fernwood Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Donna J. Hager, Mexico; a sister, Marguerite Mance, Alexandria Bay, and two brothers, Harold Hubbard, Parish, and Howard Hubbard, Pulaski.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. 13206.

MARY E. ROMBACH RETIRED STORE CLERK

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 15, 2001

Mary Eileen Rombach, 54, of 1180 County Route 48, died Wednesday at Maple Manor Adult Home, where she was under the care of Oswego County Hospice. She had been ill with lung cancer.

Miss Rombach retired in August because of her illness after 13 years as a clerk at Rite Aid Pharmacy, Pulaski. She had previously worked at Smith & Gaffney Co., Syracuse. She was a life resident of Richland.

Born June 24, 1946, in Richland, daughter of Philip J. and Ina A. Cornwell Rombach, she graduated in 1964 from Pulaski High School.

Surviving besides her mother are a brother, Philip D., Lacona, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. John F. Hogan, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, Pulaski, officiating. Spring burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Richland Volunteer Fire Department or Northern Oswego County Ambulance, P.O. Box 113, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

ROBERT O. BAMBURY DAIRY FARMER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 17, 2001

Robert O. Bambury, 80, of 63 Lakeshore Road, died Sunday in Rosewood Heights Health Center, Syracuse.

Mr. Bambury owned and operated a dairy farm for 50 years and raised Belgian horses. He also was a rural mail carrier in Pulaski and worked in the maintenance department at Pulaski High School.

Born Nov. 16, 1920, in Pulaski, son of James T. and Alice C. Stowell Bambury, he graduated from Pulaski High School.

He married Frances M. Hines on Nov. 16, 1985.

He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Pulaski chapter.

Surviving besides his wife are two stepdaughters, Karen Dromgoole and Kathryn Hall, both of Liverpool, a stepson, Michael Hines, Rochester, and three stepgrandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Rosewood Heights Health Center.

DELLA W. WHITTLE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 28, 2001

Della Weisenburger Whittle, 86, of Lamb Road,Pulaski,died Wednesday at Birchwood Health Care Center, Liverpool.

Born in Delmar, Iowa, she lived in the Bronx before moving to Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski High School and Lowell Business School. She worked for the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York City, the Pulaski Democrat and Howard Brothers’ Stationery Store, Pulaski. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 159, both in Pulaski.

Her husband, James, died in 1984.

Survivor: A sister, Edna Hatton of Pulaski.

Services: Noon May 7 at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hour, 11 a.m. to noon May 7 at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

Contributions: United Friends of Homeless Animals, Jefferson Street, Pulaski 13142.

EDITH M. LARRABEE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 18, 2001

Edith MacDonald Larrabee, 74, of 7187 Route 3, Pulaski, died Saturday. Born in Watertown, she graduated from Pulaski High School. She was a homemaker and had worked for Lincoln Bank and Potts Drug Store. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski Service Club and the Alumni Association Committee of Pulaski. She volunteered at Lura Sharp Elementary School. A son, Greg M., died in 1993.

Survivors: Her husband of 56 years, William R.; two sons, William R. II of Pulaski and Scot of Mexico; a sister, Karol Powell of California; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Park United Methodist Church. Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, has arrangements. Contributions: Pulaski Public Library, 4917 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski 13142.

JEAN M. STENSON

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 18, 2001

Jean M. Grinnell Stenson, 70, of 5156 Route 11, Pulaski, died Friday. Born in Sandy Creek, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1949 and Crouse Irving Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She retired in 1994 after 19 years at Oswego Hospital. She also worked for Oswego County Mental Health for seven years and did private duty nursing for many years. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski. Her husband, Warren B., died in 1997.

Survivors: A daughter, Kim M. Gibbs of Pulaski; three sons, Mark A. of Coatesville, Pa., Kirk W. of Orwell and Kris G. of Pulaski; a sister, Shirley Sanderson of Arcadia, Calif.; nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski. Contributions: Unity Acres, county Route 2, Richland 13144.

MARSHALL T. MINOT SR. RETIRED FARMER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 10, 2001

Marshall T. Minot Sr., 84, of 2577 County Route 2, died Saturday in Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

Mr. Minot retired in 1989 after 60 years as owner and operator of M&M Farms. He was Richland town justice for 33 years and served on the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District board. He was a former member of the Agway committee.

He was a member and deacon of Pulaski Baptist Church, a 65-year member of Pulaski Grange 730 and a member of Pulaski Masonic Lodge 415.

Born April 15, 1917, in the town of Richland, son of Edwin and Eva Lighthall Minot, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1934.

He married Mildred Lester on Aug. 31, 1941, at the Baptist church in Pulaski with the Rev. W.R. Rogers officiating.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Marianne J. Minot, Watertown; three sons, Michael E., Warren, Ohio, Dr. Melvyn C., Richland, and Marshall T. Jr., Pulaski, and four grandchildren.

A son, Marvin L., died in 1993.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Baptist Church, 7 Bridge St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

RONALD A. TILKINS

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 25, 2001

Ronald A. “Spike” Tilkins, 65, formerly of Richland, died Saturday. He was born in Richland and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1953. He was a maintenance supervisor for Howard County, Md. He also worked at Roper Eastern Products in Baltimore, Md. He was a member of the Moose Club Lodge in Baltimore and a former member of Richland Fire Co. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors: His companion, Phyllis Tilkins; three daughters, Terri Wilson of Flagstaff, Ariz., Dianne Knott of Baltimore and Nancy Lenning of Altoona, Pa.; two brothers, Robert of Sarber, Pa., and John of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.; seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, Richland Cemetery. Calling hours, 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

MERRIAM A. CAMPBELL

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 27, 2001

Merriam A. Campbell, 53, of 5624 Route 11, Sandy Creek, died Thursday. Born in Sandy Creek, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1966 and Midwestern College in 1970. She received a master’s degree from Syracuse University in 1979. She retired in 1999 after 25 years as an art teacher at Sandy Creek schools. She was a member of Pulaski Historical Society, St. James Episcopal Church in Pulaski and Salmon River Fine Arts Center. She was a member and treasurer of Ontario Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors: An aunt, Alice Gasperini of Pulaski; an uncle, Otto Lilley of Pulaski. Services: 10 a.m. Monday in St. James Episcopal Church. Burial, Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., Pulaski. Contributions: St. James Episcopal Church, Lake Street, Pulaski 13142.

BESSIE C. WILDER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 5, 2001

Bessie Clark Wilder, 82, of 5510 Route 11 N., Pulaski, died Saturday. Born in Adams, she graduated from Pulaski High School. She retired in 1973 after 31 years as a telephone operator and secretary for Upstate Telephone Co. and GTE in Pulaski. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski, a volunteer dispatcher for Northern Oswego County Ambulance in Pulaski and a member of the Pulaski Bridge Club.

Survivors: Her husband of 54 years, Charles D.; a sister, Loretta Butler of Sun City Center, Fla. Services: Private. Burial, Pulaski Cemetery. No calling hours. Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, has arrangements. Contributions: Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Box 113, Pulaski.

OTTO LILLEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 17, 2001

Otto Lilley, 93, of 608 Lake St., Pulaski, died Wednesday. Born in Pulaski, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1926. He retired in 1969 as a supervisor in the petroleum division of Agway and the former G.L.F. Corp. after 37 years. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Pulaski and Pulaski Service Club. He was a 60-year member of Pulaski Grange 730. His wife, the former Grace Merriam, died in 1997.

Survivors: A daughter, Elizabeth L. Mitchell of Payette, Idaho; a son, William D. of Manlius; a sister, Dorothy Hastings of Pulaski; six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Dec. 6 in St. James Episcopal Church. Burial, Pulaski Cemetery. No calling hours. Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, has arrangements. Contributions: St. James Episcopal Church, Lake Street, Pulaski 13142.

ALBERT S. MATTISON – RETIRED DAIRY FARMER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 30, 2002

Albert S. Mattison, 83, of 936 County Route 52, died Sunday at Jewish Home of Central New York, Syracuse.

Mr. Mattison owned and operated a dairy farm for 60 years, retiring in 1995. He also owned a farm implement company in Orwell for several years and was a former town of Albion highway superintendent.

Born Jan. 22, 1919, in Altmar, son of George and Anna Obrist Mattison, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1938.

He married Doris Ackley in August 1945 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Altmar. Mrs. Mattison retired as a teacher and head of the social studies department after 15 years with Mexico Academy and Central School. She was president of the Pulaski Historical Society and served as curator of the Pulaski Museum. She died Feb. 22, 1993.

Mr. Mattison was a member of Pulaski Historical Society, St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski, and the Pulaski Grange.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Mattison, Princeton, N.J.; a son, Richard, Altmar; a sister, Frances Hoenow, Pulaski; a brother, Samuel O., Altmar, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Episcopal Church. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Donations may be made to the Doris Ackley Mattison Scholarship Fund at Keuka College, Keuka Park, N.Y. 14478.

JEANNE S. NUTTING

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 10, 2002

Jeanne S. Nutting, 45, of Main Street, Richland, died Thursday. Born in Watertown, she graduated from Pulaski High School and lived most of her life in Richland. She worked seven years for Super 8 Motel in Pulaski. She was a former member of Richland Fire Department Auxiliary.

Survivors: Her husband of 21 years, Ronald I; a daughter, Jackie J. Geer of Pulaski; a son, Ronald II of Pulaski; her mother, Eileen Mosher of Richland; two sisters, Cheryl Maitland of Richland and Susan Mattice of Jacksonville, N.C.; five brothers, Jerry and Rick Mosher, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; Fred Mosher of Pulaski, Timothy Mosher of Richland and Terry Mosher of Mannsfield, Texas; four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Spring burial, Richland Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

DONALD E. STOCK – SCHOELLER PAPERS EMPLOYEE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 21, 2002

A private funeral and burial for Donald E. Stock, 84, Sandy Creek, will be at the convenience of the family.

Mr. Stock died Wednesday morning in Mercy of Northern New York, Watertown.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home.

He worked for 16 years at Schoeller Technical Papers Co., Pulaski, and owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Sandy Creek, retiring in 1982.

Born Sept. 24, 1917, in Pompey, son of George and Hattie Banning Stock, he graduated from Pulaski High School.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Hutt Stock; four daughters, Vickie Stock and Linda Wart, both of Sandy Creek, and Cathy Anderson and Michele Wegzyn, both of Pulaski; three sons, George, Phoenix, Ariz., Jody, Houston, Texas, and Todd, South Carolina; a brother, Roland Stock, Mexico, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to Sandy Creek Volunteer Fire Department, South Main Street, Sandy Creek, N.Y. 13145.

BECKY E. BRITTON

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 27, 2002

Becky E. Britton, 32, of 627 Canning Factory Road, Pulaski, died March 14, the victim of a homicide. Born in Watertown, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1987 and attended Kalamazoo Community College, Michigan. She was a licensed beautician in New York state.

Survivors: A daughter, Stephanie Moot of Altmar; a son, Jason Moot of Altmar; her parents, Steven and Betty Britton of Pulaski; a sister, Deloris E. Gittino of Cicero; a brother, Steven Britton Jr. of Pulaski; her paternal grandfather, Herman C. Britton of Williamstown. Services: 8 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Spring burial, Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulask

HUGH H. HILTON – FARMER, SAWMILL OWNER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 10, 2002

Hugh H. Hilton, 85, of 316 Falls Road, died Monday at his home.

Mr. Hilton owned and operated a sawmill for 65 years, had also owned and operated a dairy farm and was a cabinetmaker.

Born April 18, 1916, in Orwell, son of Arthur and Verna Joyner Hilton, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1934.

He married Neva Haile on Oct. 22, 1955. She died July 18, 1963. He married Alice L. North July 7, 1972.

He was a member of the Salmon River Boys bluegrass band.

Surviving besides his wife are two stepsons, Robert North, Pulaski, and Allen North, Palmdale, Calif.; a sister, Emma Teachout, Pulaski; a brother, Richard Hilton, Pulaski, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A sister, Lillian M. Rossman, and a stepdaughter, Betty L. Allen, died in 1997. A brother, Lorenzo Hilton, also died before him.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Oswego County Hospice, Box 102, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

NELLIE R. PEARSON

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 16, 2002

Nellie R. “Mag” Pearson, 86, of 52 Hong Kong Road, Parish, died Saturday. Born in Pulaski, she had lived in Nedrow and Pulaski before moving to Parish 38 years ago. She graduated from Pulaski High School. She retired in 1981 from the accounting department at University Hospital after 20 years. She was a soloist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Syracuse, performed in operettas for the Syracuse Berwald Concert Singers and was an organist at Dugway Methodist Church.

Survivors: Her husband of 37 years, Rick; a son, Lil’ Blue of Parish; three sisters, Orla Skinner of Pulaski, Laura James of Syracuse and Anna Mae Reed of Tully. Services and burial: Will be in Dugway. Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, has arrangements.

ORLA R. SKINNER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 4, 2002

Orla Rood Skinner, 92, of 2B Springbrook Apartments, Pulaski, died Friday. Born in Parish, she lived 10 years in Syracuse and in McLean and East Hamilton before moving to Pulaski in 1973. She graduated in 1927 from Pulaski High School and in 1931 from Potsdam Normal School. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and a former member of the Pulaski Civil Club, United Methodist Women and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Her husband, the Rev. Stanley E., died in 1982.

Survivors: Two sons, the Rev. Stanley E. Jr. of Schenectady and Robert D. of McLean; two sisters, Anna Mae Reed of Tully and Laura James of Syracuse; two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday in Park United Methodist Church. Burial, Skinner Cemetery. No calling hours. Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, has arrangements. Contributions: Park United Methodist Church.

WILLIAM F. SOUTHWELL

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 10, 2002

William F. “Bill” Southwell, 77, of 42 Canning Factory Road, Richland, died Thursday. Born in Diana, he graduated from Pulaski High School. He was a self-employed electrician and ran a television and radio repair shop in Richland, retiring in 1989.

Survivor: A sister-in-law, Iris Southwell of Pulaski. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Summerville Funeral Home, 1997 Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek. Burial, Richland Cemetery. No calling hours. Contributions: Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Box 113, Pulaski 13142.

WILLIAM S. GUTHRIE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 20, 2002

William S. Guthrie, 81, of 332 Ellisburg St., Sandy Creek, died Sunday. Born in Pulaski, he lived most of his life there. He graduated in 1939 from Pulaski High School. He retired in 1984 from Fay’s Drug distribution center in Liverpool after 15 years. He had also worked at Potts Drug Store for many years and Walker’s Cleaners. He was a member of Robert Edward American Legion Post 358 in Pulaski and an honorary member of NEOSCO Horseshoe Club in Pulaski. He was an Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II.

Survivors: His wife of 60 years, the former Bessie Rodgers; two daughters, Nancy G. Wilder of Germantown, Md., and Janet G. Rossman of Pulaski; a sister, Julia Stevens of Pulaski; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial, Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 52 Park St., Pulaski.

MABEL S. WAITE – LINCOLN BANK EMPLOYEE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 9, 2002

Mabel S. Waite, 74, of 3 View Road, died Sunday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

She worked for Lincoln Bank for several years prior to her marriage.

Born March 4, 1928, in Sandy Creek, the daughter of Samuel and Alvina Dailey Sutton, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1946.

She married James E. Waite on June 2, 1946.

Mrs. Waite was a member of the Pulaski Congregational Church, the Pulaski Historical Society and the Half-Shire Historical Society, Richland.

Surviving besides her husband, are a daughter, Lisa A. Waite, Syracuse; two sons, Jason A., Lake Orion, Mich., and Craig A., Pulaski; a sister, Doris G. Grose, Syracuse, and four grandchildren.

There will be a private funeral and burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Pulaski Congregational Church, Lake Street.

GENEVIEVE A. CLARK – HOMEMAKER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 24, 2002

Genevieve A. Clark, 86, Springbrook Apartments, died Wednesday at home.

Mrs. Clark was a homemaker. She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Pulaski for 20 years, retiring in 1981.

Born Aug. 21, 1916, in Pulaski, daughter of Frank and Ivah Rood Coffin, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1936.

She married N. Lewis Clark on June 1, 1938, at Park Methodist Church.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters and their husbands, Virginia and Maurice Hurd, Sandy Creek, and Mary Jane and Leonard, Kasoag Lake; a sister, Bertha Cooper, Scriba, six grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Winfred and Earl Coffin, died before her.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Catherine Salisbury, pastor emeritus of Park Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

KEITH E. PRINS – DOT SUPERVISOR

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 21, 2002

The funeral for Keith E. Prins, 39, Wilder Drive, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Mr. Prins died Monday in a car accident on Peck Road in the town of Richland.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Prins was employed by the state Department of Transportation at Maple View for 16 years, serving as supervisor for the last several years. He previously was employed by the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at Selkirk Shores State Park near Pulaski.

A life resident of Richland, he was president and a member of Civil Service Employees Association Local 516 and a member of Richland Fire Department and Richland Church of Christ.

Born Sept. 9, 1963, in Oswego, son of Leonard and Mary LaCelle Prins, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1981.

He married Melissa Woolson. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Cameron K. and Casey E., both of Pulaski; a stepdaughter, Hanah Woolson, Orwell; a sister, Bonnie Wehrle, Waterville, and two brothers, Steven C., Valparaiso, Fla., and Kurt E., Sandy Creek.

A sister, Sandra Prins Lyman, died in 2000.

WILLIAM D. CLEMENT – RETIRED APARTMENT MANAGER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 27, 2002

William D. Clement, 88, Springbrook Apartments, died Tuesday in Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Clement was a life resident of the Pulaski area. He was superintendent of Springbrook Apartments from 1972 to 1986 and previously had been employed by Frink Sno-Plow Inc., Clayton.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge 415 and Ringgold Fire Department.

Born Oct. 1, 1914, in Pulaski, son of Daniel and Nellie Woods Clement, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1932.

He married Amelia “Amy” Kellar on Dec. 31, 1933. She died Jan. 12, 1997.

Surviving are a daughter, Rosalie A. Lawrence, Pulaski; a son, Leon “Butch,” West Monroe, seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A brother, Charles, died in 1944 in World War II.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Ringgold Fire Department, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

VIVIAN H. SPEARMAN – TEACHER, ARTIST

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 12, 2003

Vivian P. Hurd Spearman, 85, Syracuse, formerly of Brownville, died Monday morning at Community General Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Spearman taught school at Hurleyville and taught French for 17 years at Belleville Central School and General Brown High School, retiring in 1972.

Born March 15, 1917, in DePeyster, daughter of Jerry and Helen Salisbury, she attended school in Philadelphia, graduated from Pulaski High School and from Albany State Teachers College, with a degree in French and Latin, in 1939. In 1960 she received a master’s degree from St. Lawrence University, Canton.

She married Merrill Hurd on June 27, 1940, at her parents’ home in Pulaski with the Rev. W.A. Gardner officiating. Mr. Hurd, supervising principal at General Brown Central School from 1952 to 1972, died Jan. 31, 1973. She married Edward Spearman on Feb. 14, 1978, at Cape Coral (Fla.) United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leslie Rabb officiating. Mr. Spearman, a computer expert and retired warrant officer and Department of Defense employee, died in 1993. Mrs. Spearman had resided at Cape Coral for about 30 years, moving to Nottingham Residential Health Care Facility, Jamesville, in 2002.

She was an avid artist and active in the Cape Coral Art League, and was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Richard Butler, Jamesville, and Margaret and Edward Koenig, Eria, Pa.; a son, Paul M. Hurd, Bellevue, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Sandi Friend, Marathon, Fla., and Nancy Avery, Beaumont, Texas, 12 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

A brother, Charles Salisbury, died in 1978.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Marilyn Steven officiating. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

A calling hour will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Syracuse Sunrise Rotary Club’s Polio Eradication Campaign, P.O. Box 629, DeWitt, N.Y. 13214.

DORIS DAVIS DEFOREST – RETIRED SCHOOLTEACHER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 2, 2003

Doris “Dynamite” Davis DeForest, 90, Bishop Commons, Oswego, formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. DeForest, also formerly of Mexico and Venice, Fla., taught at Mexico Elementary School for several years and at Pulaski Elementary School for many years.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the New York State and Oswego County retired teachers associations.

Born May 16, 1912, at Niagara Falls, Ontario, daughter of Harold and Bertha Pace Davis, graduated from Pulaski High School and Oswego Normal School.

She married Charles W. Davis on Dec. 31, 1943. He died in 1983.

She married Richard F. DeForest on April 11, 1990. Mr. DeForest, a retired guidance counselor and summer resident of Higley Flow, Colton, died Nov. 17, 1997, in Venice, Fla.

Surviving are two stepdaughters, Sally Nicholson Maitland, Pulaski, and Dorothy Strader, Georgia; a stepson, Charles Davis, Oswego; a brother, Henry Davis, Oswego, and a sister, Bernice Prendergast, Tennessee.

There will be a spring memorial service. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

CHARLES QUACKENBUSH – RETIRED CONSTRUCTION WORKER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 13, 2003

Charles J. “Jim” Quackenbush, 70, of 259 County Route 13, died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Syracuse.

Mr. Quackenbush was a retired construction worker.

Born Feb. 20, 1933, in the town of Boylston, son of Bernard and Anna Marie Menard Quackenbush, he graduated from Pulaski High School. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Army from 1950 to 1953.

He married Betty Anne Whaley on June 13, 1955, at the Pulaski Methodist Church. The marriage ended in divorce.

His companion of many years, Grace Cole, died Dec. 22, 2001.

Surviving are three sons, Donald, Dana and Charles “Jim” Jr., all of Pulaski; a brother, Bernard, Michigan; two sisters, Leola Hellinger, Mexico, and Cecelia Collins, Pulaski; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A brother, Wesley, died before him.

The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Brian Snyder, pastor of Boylston- Wesleyan Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Greenboro Cemetery, Redfield.

Calling hours will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

NASSOIY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 20, 2003

Justin F. Nassoiy March 18, 2003

Justin F. Nassoiy, 23, of Raleigh, NC formerly of Pulaski, NY died Tuesday from injuries suffered in an auto accident. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1997, then moved to North Carolina where he was employed by S&J Construction Company as a carpenter in Cary, NC for 4 years. He was a member of the Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski, NY. He loved the outdoors, fishing, and spending time with his friends.

He is survived by his mother, Donna Nassoiy Darling and John Darling, his father, Kenneth Nassoiy, one brother, Thurman Nassoiy, all of Pulaski, three sisters, Lisa Haskins, Rochester; Kristen Nassoiy, Pulaski; Gennifer Thill, Lakeland FL.; his maternal grandparents, Robert & Cathy Manwaring, Pulaski; Mary Manwaring, Auburn, paternal grandmother; Charlotte Gristwood, Penneville, and his companion Tessa Kincaid, Raleigh, NC.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Saturday, at the Park United Methodist Church with Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20190 or to the Carolina Donor Service, 205 Plaza Dr., Suite D, Greenville, NC 27858.

RONALD L. SANDERSON – RANCHER, CARPENTER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 10, 2003

The funeral and burial for Ronald L. Sanderson, 66, of 54 Rainbow Shores Rd., will be private.

Mr. Sanderson died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, where he was admitted April 28.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

Mr. Sanderson was a carpenter with Local 747 of Oswego until retiring. An avid horseman, he owned and operated Rainbow Ranch, where he raised quarter horses.

Born Dec. 17, 1936, in the town of Sandy Creek, a son of Lynn and Maxine Hitchcock Sanderson, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1955.

He married the former Nancy Southard. He had previously been married to Rita Allen.

Surviving besides his wife and mother of Pulaski are five sons, Rick, Seattle, Wash., Scott, Palmer, Alaska, Adam, Williamsburg, Va., Grant, Pulaski, and Keish, Watertown; a daughter, Kelly Hennigan, Lacona; two sisters, Alma Blechinger, Pulaski, and Aileen Pizon, Sandy Creek; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.

EDWARD T. KILLAM – TRUCK DRIVER, FIRE CHIEF

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 14, 2003

Edward T. Killam, 79, of 56 Salina St., died Monday in Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Killam was a truck driver for 30 years at the former Blount Lumber Co., retiring in 1987.

Born Sept. 16, 1923, in Pulaski, son of Ralph and Florence Fitch Killam, he graduated from Pulaski High School and served in the Army during World War II.

He married Bethyl O. White on Jan. 10, 1942, at Sandy Creek. She died Oct. 7, 1989.

He was a retired member and former chief of the Lacona Fire Department and a charter member and past commander of Cable Trail Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8534 in Lacona.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy Cummings, Pulaski, and Wendy Goodberry, Redfield; two sons, Tim, Lacona, and Bruce, Pulaski; two brothers, Fred, Pulaski, and Jim, Tacoma, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Robert and Ralph, died before him.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Brian Snyder, pastor of Boylston Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Wesleyan Cemetery.

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

Donations may be made to the Lacona Fire Department or Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Pulaski, N.Y.

SHIRLEY M. KING – HOMEMAKER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 26, 2003

Shirley M. King, 61, Hardwood Drive, died Monday at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

Mrs. King was a homemaker. She lived in Lacona for the past 30 years.

Born June 13, 1942, in the town of Richland, daughter of Harold T. Sr. and Helen D. Clobridge Corey, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1960.

She married Samuel H. King on Aug. 24, 1960. He died April 13, 1989.

Surviving are two sons, Henry and John, both of Lacona; two daughters, Beverly Harten, Lacona, and Ella King, Oswego; two sisters, Rose Hudson, Oswego, and Joyce Hudson, Fulton; two brothers, Edwin Corey, Lacona, and Harold T. Corey Jr., Liverpool; and three grandchildren.

A son, Carl, died in 1964.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Daysville Cemetery, Pulaski.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

WEBB

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 27, 2003

Doris G. Webb August 25, 2003

Doris Genevieve Webb, 91, formerly of Fernwood died Monday in Mishawaka, In. She was born January 21, 1912 in Fernwood, to Bertha Manwarren and Verner Halsey. Genevieve graduated from Pulaski High School in 1929, Syracuse City Normal School in 1932 and she received her BS in 1964 from Oswego State Teacher’s College. She taught at Daysville, Fernwood, and Richland and Pulaski Academy for many years. She was married to Allen J. Webb, May 6, 1934, he died in 1981. She is also predeceased by one son, Wayne W. who died in 1972.

She is survived by one son, Gary of Mishawaka, IN and one brother, Donald Halsey of Pulaski.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, NY with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Funeral home.

GREGORY J. RULE – WORKED FOR CARRIER CORP.

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 4, 2003

Gregory John Rule, 78, Phoenix, a native of Richland, died Friday in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Rule was an expediter for Carrier Corp., Syracuse, for 40 years, retiring in 1986. He had lived in Phoenix since 1964.

Born Dec. 31, 1924, in Richland, son of Elvin E. and Edith Sloan Rule, he graduated from Pulaski High School.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Carol Vrooman; two daughters, Dianna McDonough, Liverpool, and Christine Barden, Palermo; two sons, Joseph, Phoenix, and Robert, Crestview, Fla., and six grandchildren.

The funeral was Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Phoenix. Burial was in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Clay.

Arrangements were with Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association of Central New York, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. 13206.

Marilyn F. Miller

 

Citizen, The (Auburn, NY) – October 21, 2003

UNION SPRINGS — Marilyn F. Miller, 58, of Union Springs, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at University Hospital, Syracuse.

She was born May 9, 1945, daughter of Arthur and Mary Chapman Miller. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1963. She was employed by TRW in Union Springs for several years. She had previously lived in Auburn and Pulaski.

Surviving are two daughters, Dianna Richardson Sanderson of Mexico, and Tammy Knapp of Phoenix; her companion, Kenneth Weldon of Union Springs; her mother, Mary Miller, and her brother, Paul Miller, both of Pulaski.

She was predeceased by one son, Scott Richardson, who died Oct. 3, 1983.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., Pulaski. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Dugway. There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made to one’s favorite charity.

CHERI L. STEVENS – CHRIST OUR LIGHT PARISHIONER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 21, 2003

Cheri L. Stevens, 36, of 4 River St., died Thursday at her home. She suffered from spino- cerebellar degeneration.

Miss Stevens was a member of Christ Our Light parish at St. John the Evangelist Church.

Born May 17, 1967, in Fulton, daughter of Craig W. and Darcy M. Weisenburger Stevens, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1986. She received an associate’s degree from Maria Regina College, Syracuse, in 1989.

Surviving besides her parents, of Pulaski, are two brothers and their wives, Gary E. and Melissa, Cicero, and John W. and Jeanne, Pulaski; a foster brother, Chad J. Seyer, Pulaski; a sister and her husband, Darcy M. and Chad McCarty, Pulaski; her paternal grandmother, Julia G. Stevens, Pulaski; an aunt, two uncles, three nieces and four nephews.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

LOWER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 24, 2003

Charles E. Lower November 23, 2003

Charles E. Lower, 81, of 34 Pine Street, Pulaski, died Sunday at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. He was born August 4, 1922, in Oswego, son of George W. and Agnes Carney Lower. He graduated from Oswego High School and from Oswego State Teachers’ College with a BA and a master’s in science. He served in the Army- Air Force during WW II. He was married to Eleanor M. Murtha June 21, 1968; she died August 23, 1998. He taught at Phoenix High School, Pulaski High School and Oswego High School for 35 years. He was choir director and organist at Pulaski Congregational Church; he was also an organist at St. John’s Church and St. Mary’s in Oswego and was previously organist and choir director in the Catholic church in Amsterdam, NY, for many years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pulaski, and Robert Edwards Post #358 American Legion.

Survived by one brother, George W. Lower, Jr., of Michigan; one stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Miller of Pulaski; two stepsons, Robert A. Murtha, Jr., of Auburn and Brian J. Murtha of Pulaski; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street.

CHARLES E. WHALEY – FOREMAN

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 6, 2003

Charles E. Whaley, 66, Canning Factory Road, died Thursday at his home.

Mr. Whaley worked for the Oswego County Highway Department for 28 years, retiring in 1992 as a foreman. He previously worked at Crouse-Hinds, Syracuse, for several years.

He was a former chief and member of the Richland Fire Department and a former Boy Scout leader, served as a Little League coach and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Born April 13, 1937, in Richland, son of Orley and Elizabeth While Whaley, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1955 and was a lifelong resident of Richland.

He married Wanda Whaley on Feb. 28, 1958.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Cheryld A. Emmons, Alfred, and Deborah Karczewski, Marietta, and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with the Rev. Jason Woodford officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Richland Fire Department, Richland, N.Y. 13144, or Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

RICKY S. BENWAY – WORKED FOR PALLET COMPANY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 20, 2003

Ricky S. Benway, 37, Sandy Creek, died Wednesday at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, from injuries he suffered in a two-car accident at 2:15 p.m. on county Route 11 in the town of Parish.

According to the Syracuse Post- Standard, Mr. Benway was riding with his twin brother, Rodney, when the car slid into the northbound lane and was hit in the passenger side by another car.

Mr. Benway was employed at McIntosh Box and Pallet Co., Bernhards Bay, for the last 10 years.

Born Aug. 13, 1966, in Oswego, son of Louis F. and Watha Joyner Benway, he graduated from Pulaski High School.

Surviving besides his mother, now Watha Nash, of Florida, are three brothers, his twin, Rodney S., and Timothy S., both of Sandy Creek, and Louis H., Pulaski; three sisters, Tammy Wheeler, Sandy Creek, and Melissa Porter and Jody Benway, both of Pulaski; several nieces and nephews and a great-niece.

An infant brother, Grant W., died in 1972.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in spring.

Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

ALMA A. COOPER – MOTEL CLERK

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 28, 2003

Alma A. “Sue” Cooper, 75, formerly of Deerfield Apartments, died Friday morning at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown, where she had resided since June 23.

Mrs. Cooper was a life resident of the Pulaski area. She was employed by Crouse Hinds, Syracuse, and was a clerk for 14 years at Redwood Motel in Pulaski, retiring in 1996.

She was a former member of Northern Oswego County Ambulance and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Born Dec. 19, 1928, in Lacona, daughter of Arthur and Etta Mae Collins Salisbury, she graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married Garrett A. Cooper on April 29, 1978. He died May 26, 1979.

She was previously married to Sylvester Aldrich.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Robert McWilliams, Williamstown, and Barbara and Edwin Moot, Pulaski; two brothers, Robert Salisbury, Pulaski, and Arthur Salisbury, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several cousins.

A son, Michael J. Aldrich, died in a car accident Aug. 18, 1968.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with Mr. Moot officiating. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Pulaski.

There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Box 113, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142 or to the American Cancer Society.

WILLARD J. MANWARING – DOT RETIREE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 30, 2003

Willard James “Spike” Manwaring, 76, Haines City, Fla., and Pulaski, died Thursday in Winter Haven (Fla.) Hospital.

Mr. Manwaring worked for the state Department of Transportation, Mexico, for more than 30 years.

He was a member of Park United Methodist Church.

Born Oct. 26, 1927, in Pulaski, son of Willard and Mabel Kells Manwaring, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1945, then served in the Army until 1947.

A sports enthusiast, he participated on several high school championship teams in the 1940s and in later years helped establish the Pulaski Little League program. With Gordon Ball, he coached Little League for many years, including the 1965 local Little League champions, the Pulaski Jaycees.

He married Patricia Parkhurst on April 9, 1947, in Syracuse.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Peggy and Vicki Manwaring, both of Syracuse; a sister, Fritz Dobiac, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Nancy DelVecchio, Pulaski, and Beverly Cone, Mexico, and many nieces and nephews.

A spring memorial service and reception are planned. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Little League in care of James Ridgeway, 23 Bridge St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142, or a charity of one’s choice.

MARGUERITE JACKSON – RETAIL SALES CLERK

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 18, 2004

Marguerite Jackson, 83, James Street, died Friday at Eastern Star Home, Oriskany.

Mrs. Jackson was employed at Moonan’s Shoe Store and O’Donnell’s Book Store for many years.

She was a member of Boonville United Methodist Church, Boonville Order of the Eastern Star, Boonville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Boonville Up and Go Senior Citizens.

Born June 2, 1920, in Pulaski, daughter of Claude and Bessie Littler, she graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married Sherwood Jackson on Oct. 7, 1945. He died July 31, 1991.

Surviving are a son, Timothy, Oneonta; a daughter, Laurie Perkoski, Bath; a brother, Robert Littler, Oneida; and several grandchildren.

Three brothers, Harmen, Gordon and Gerry Littler, and a sister, Elizabeth Lough, died before her.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Boonville Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, N.Y. 13413.

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.

MARY E. PARKER – SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 14, 2004

Mary E. Parker, 88, formerly of 45 Lake St., died Wednesday at Loretto Buckley Landing Nursing Home, Liverpool.

Miss Parker taught social studies at Williamson Central School for 30 years, retiring in 1977. She also taught at Candor High School for several years.

Born Sept. 17, 1915, in Pulaski, daughter of Clayton and Anna Bambury Parker, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1932 and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University.

She served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 in Washington, D.C., where she kept aviation diaries and wrote about aviation history.

She returned to Pulaski after retiring.

Miss Parker was a member of Pulaski Congregational Church, Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358, Pulaski Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 159 and Women’s Civic Club.

She was historian for the town of Richland and village of Pulaski for many years; helped organize Pulaski Day celebrations and the sesquicentennial celebration in 1982, and worked with PROP (Preservation and Revitalization of Pulaski) and the Heritage Foundation on historical preservation in the village of Pulaski.

For many years she wrote the “Way Back When” column for the Pulaski Democrat and later for Salmon River News. She was a recipient of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Award and a Fulbright grant for study in Brazil.

Surviving are a niece and her husband, Nancy and Jack Thomas, Pulaski, five great-nieces and two great-nephews.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. James Tschudy officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Historical Society, Maple Avenue, or Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358, Maple Avenue, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

  1. RUTH CROSSETT – NURSE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 29, 2004

Alice Ruth Crossett, 94, a life resident of Orwell, died Saturday at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Crossett was employed by the Oswego County Tuberculosis Sanatorium from 1934 until it closed in 1958, spending the last 10 of those years as a charge nurse in Richland. She also was employed at Evergreen Nursing Home, Mannsville, worked for Dr. Warren Hollis at Sandy Creek and was a private duty nurse for many years.

She was a charter member of Oswego County Halfshire Historical Society, Richland; an active member of the Oswego County Retired Senior Volunteer Program, a 50-year member of Ricard Grange 998 and a member of the Dalked Class of Orwell Methodist Church.

Born June 26, 1910, in Orwell, daughter of Foster and Anna Cobb Thomas, she attended Orwell schools and graduated in 1929 from Pulaski High School and from Crouse-Irving Hospital School of Nursing, Syracuse, in 1932.

She married Asa L. Crossett on June 6, 1936, at the Congregational parsonage at Sandy Creek. Mr. Crossett, an employee of Ralston Purina Co., died Sept. 13, 1967.

Surviving are a sister, Arline C. Clifford, Orwell, and several nieces and nephews including Elmer K. Coyer, Sandy Creek.

A sister, N. Emma Bellinger, and three brothers, George, Lacy and Carl Thomas, died before her.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

CUNNINGHAM

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 14, 2004

Theresa Bonney Cunningham December 12, 2004

Theresa Bonney Cunningham, 89, of Pulaski, passed away Sunday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born in Pulaski, Theresa lived in Phoenix, NY, for many years. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1934. Theresa was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Theodore “Ted” Cunningham, in 2003.

She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (Tom) Carpenter of Pulaski and Sally (Bob) Corcoran of Camillus; nine grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren.

Memorial and committal services will be announced at a later date.

Contributions: Pulaski Library or Children’s Hospital at University Hospital.

Arrangements entrusted to Traub Funeral Home, Inc. Central Square, NY

WILLIAM W. CRAIG – OWNED INSURANCE AGENCY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 24, 2004

William W. Craig, 89, Sandy Pond, died Thursday morning at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown.

Mr. Craig and his wife, Marion, owned and operated the William W. Craig Insurance and Real Estate Agency for 41 years, retiring in 1991. He had lived at Sandy Pond for more than 50 years.

Born July 10, 1915, in the town of Albion, son of Frank and Neva Smith Craig, he graduated from Pulaski High School.

He married Marion H. Robinson on Oct. 19, 1941, at her parents’ home in Glenfield. Mrs. Craig died Jan. 20, 1995.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Kenneth W. and Sharron A., Pulaski; a son-in-law, Glen W. Hall, Sandy Creek; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Clifford and Irene, Central Square, Albert and Gloria, Pulaski, and Roy, Mannsville, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Nancy Hall, and a sister, Marion Bennett, died before him.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Spring burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, Glenfield.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Gideons International Bible association.

ALICE B. BERNER – TEACHER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 25, 2005

Alice B. Berner, 96, of 813 County Route 5, died Wednesday in Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Berner taught elementary school in Richland for more than 30 years. She lived in Orwell, moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1970, then moved to Pulaski in 2003.

Born May 27, 1908, in Orwell, daughter of Samuel and Nellie McKinney Bass, she graduated from Pulaski High School and Syracuse Normal School.

She married Donald H. Clark. He died in 1952. She married F. Clayton Clark on April 13, 1965. He died in 1983. Her third husband, Paul Berner, also died before her.

She was a member of the Orwell Union Church.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald C. Clark and Herbert and Patricia Clark, all of Pulaski; two daughters and their husbands, Flower and Glenn MacMillen and Muriel Clark and Corte Spencer, all of Pulaski; two sisters, Viola Abel, Sarasota, Fla., and Muriel Heredia, Miami, Fla., nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be private. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

KATHRYN LAWTON – WORKED AT HUNTING LODGE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 3, 2005

The funeral for Kathryn Lawton, 86, formerly of Rome Road, will be at 11 a.m. today at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery. She died Friday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

A calling hour begins at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lawton was employed at a hunting lodge in Redfield for many years. She enjoyed gardening and bird-watching.

Born June 19, 1918, in Oswego, daughter of Elmer and Dorothy Spath O’Connell, she graduated in 1936 from Pulaski High School.

She married Eldon Lawton on Dec. 24, 1939, in Richland. Mr. Lawton died June 19, 1969.

Surviving are a son, Timothy, Pulaski; two daughters, Patricia Spicer and Linda Jukes, both of Florida; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A son, Michael, died Oct. 21, 1998.

YOUNGS

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 2, 2005

James F. Youngs July 31, 2005

James F. Youngs, age 74, of Woodbine Ave., Syracuse, formerly of Pulaski died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. He was born on November 2, 1930 in Pulaski, the son of Jacob and Maude McGuijan Youngs. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1948 and married Reta Crowner on August 16, 1968. He had lived in Syracuse for the past 37 years. He was employed by Genuine Parts in Syracuse for 17 years retiring in 1996. He was also employed by Stanley Home Products as a truck driver in Syracuse, NY Central Rail Road, and operated a trucking company for several years. James was a former member of the Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski.

Surviving are, his wife Reta; two sons, James W. of Camden, Ronald of Anchorage, AK; one daughter, Donna Fuller of Perkasie, PA; two sisters, Jane Warlock and Patsy Torto, both of Syracuse; seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial at Hillside Cemetery, Natural Bridge. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Donations may be made to Hospice of CNY, 7th North St., Liverpool or to a charity of one’s choice.

DOROTHY E. GEER – CLERK, SECRETARY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 4, 2005

Dorothy E. Geer, 91, Springbrook Apts., died Wednesday at James Square Nursing Home, Syracuse.

Mrs. Geer was employed as a clerk at Pulaski School District for 12 years, retiring in 1962. Previously, she was a secretary at Hasting Real Estate & Ins. Agency, Pulaski.

She was a 77-year member of Pulaski Baptist Church and Ann Judson Mission Circle, a member of Pulaski Women’s Civic Club and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Pulaski Chapter 159.

Born on July 27, 1914, in Pulaski, daughter of Charles and Fannie Stark Wilder, she graduated in 1933 from Pulaski High School and in 1935 from Deibert’s Business School, Philadelphia.

She married Francis B. Geer on June 21, 1938, at her parent’s Pulaski home, with the Rev. Lee A. Howe Jr. officiating. Mr. Geer died November 27, 1993.

Surviving are a son, Dr. James F., Endicott; a daughter, Ruth Pederson, Herndon, Va.; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home with the Rev. Brett Charsky officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Baptist Church, Bridge Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

MARIE B. LAWLER – 103 YEARS OLD

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 26, 2005

Marie B. Lawler, 103, formerly of 233 N. School St., died Wednesday evening at Carthage Area Hospital. She had resided at Country Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, formerly Hallmark Nursing Centre, since November 1997.

Born Jan. 3, 1902, in Auburn, daughter of Christian and Katherine Gardner Balles, she graduated in 1920 from Pulaski High School and in 1922 from Fredonia Normal School with a degree in music.

She taught music in Binghamton and attended Syracuse University. She also taught in Ithaca, where she attended Cornell University.

She married Claud J. Lawler on July 5, 1933, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Homer. Mr. Lawler, a partner and pharmacist at Fox Drug Co., died Oct. 19, 1968.

Mrs. Lawler was an active member of the Argonaut Club for more than 50 years and also was a communicant of St. James Church, where she was organist for many years.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Dr. Claud J. and Diane Lawler, Carthage; two grandsons, three great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Church with the Rev. George F. Maroun, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Heritage Fund of St. James Church, 327 West St., Carthage, N.Y. 13619.

WARD A. MILES – TRANSPORTATION DEPT. RETIREE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 29, 2005

Ward A. Miles, 87, Sandy Creek, died Sunday at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mr. Miles was employed by the Florida Department of Transportation for 10 years retiring in 1986.

Born Feb. 11, 1918, in Syracuse, son of Paul A. and Flora Meyers Miles, he graduated in 1935 from Pulaski High School.

He served in the Army 8th Armored Division from 1941 to 1944 and married Gloria M. Hubbard of Syracuse on Sept. 16, 1944, in Leesville (La.) Methodist Church, while he was stationed at Camp Polk, La.

Mr. Miles had lived at Sandy Creek since 2000, in Altmar from 1992 to 2000 and in Fort Lauderdale and Sebastian, Fla., from 1969 to 1992.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons and their wives, Thomas J. and Sherry, Cicero, and Richard A. and Karen, Bean Station, Tenn.; a sister, Melva Schellenburg, Pulaski, six grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

The funeral and burial will be at the family’s convenience.

Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski.

ALTON C. BALCOM – HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 22, 2005

Alton C. Balcom, 58, Clark Road, died Thursday at his home. He had been ill with cancer.

Mr. Balcom was employed by the town of Richland Highway Department from 1970 to 1999 and was highway superintendent from 1999 to 2002.

Born Jan. 13, 1947, at Pulaski, a son of Vann and Ella Mae King Balcom, he graduated in 1966 from Pulaski High School.

He married Peggy L. Whaley on Oct. 11, 1969, at Park United Methodist Church.

A lifelong resident of Pulaski, he was a member of Park United Methodist Church and for the past 20 years Ringgold Fire Department.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Jeremy C.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer Balcom and Jody and Paul Hipple, all of Pulaski, and four brothers, Francis, Pennellville, John, Hannibal, Earl, Mason, Ohio, and David, Pulaski. A brother, Leonard, died before him.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Park United Methodist Church. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Ringgold Fire Department, Lake Street, Pulaski; Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, or the International Myeloma Foundation.

DIAMOND

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 20, 2006

Violet O. Diamond January 18, 2006

Violet O. Diamond, age 84, of Richland, died Wednesday at her home. Born on October 26, 1921, in Albion, she was the daughter of Arleton and Mabel Simmons Miller. She resided in Richland since 1977 and previously lived in Mexico. She graduated from Pulaski High School and married Harvey Rice who died in 1971, then married Charles Diamond who died in 1992.

Surviving are three sons, David Rice of Rochester, Ronald Rice of Fulton, Michael Ginn of West Monroe; three daughters, Bonnie Spencer of Richland, Diane Munroe of Newark, Kay Baum of Parish; two sisters, Elnora Hankins, Audra Higby, both of Pulaski; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, Gary Ginn, 1996.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church with Rev. Bud Fancy officiating. Spring burial will be in South Richland Cemetery. No calling hours.

Donations may be made to Pulaski Wesleyan Church.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home

DOROTHY B. JOHNSON – HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 13, 2006

Dorothy B. Johnson, 90, Pulaski, died Friday at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton.

Born Oct. 16, 1915, in Mexico, daughter of Sanford and Arlie Smith Barclay, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1934.

She married Robert J. Johnson on April 1, 1941. The couple resided in Fulton from 1944 until 1980, when they moved to Pulaski.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Pulaski Historical Society and was a member of the Tuesday Study Club.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Barbara J. Maeder, Boca Raton, Fla., and Karan J. Pacific, Brewerton; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece and two nephews.

A brother, Jack Barclay, two sisters, Alice Harmes and Myrtle Barclay, and a granddaughter died before her.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilyn Stevens officiating. Spring burial will be in South Richland Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

EUGENIA HENDERSON – WORKED AT GE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 6, 2006

Eugenia Henderson, 88, Pulaski, formerly of Altmar and Parish, died Friday at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Oswego.

Mrs. Henderson was employed for several years at General Electric in Syracuse.

Born April 21, 1917, in Clinchport, Va., daughter of Rufus and Margaret Berry Davidson, she graduated from Pulaski High School. She married Raymond E. Henderson. He died July 12, 2001.

Surviving are a son, Richard, Pulaski; a daughter, Marlene Cook, Palermo; a brother, Earl Davidson, West Monroe; a sister, Beulah Nealey, Syracuse, and eight grandchildren.

A son, Lynn R., died in 1995.

The funeral will be at noon Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar.

A calling hour will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

ELIZABETH WEBER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 25, 2006

Elizabeth “Lillian” Weber, 84, formerly of Pulaski and Woodville, died Sunday at Florida Hospital, Zephyrhills, Fla.

Born Dec. 19, 1921, in Hammond, daughter of Pat and Hazel Drake Vrooman, she graduated in 1939 from Pulaski High School.

She married George W. Weber on March 24, 1940. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in Pulaski for 33 years. They moved to Woodville in 1986 and spent winters in Florida. Mr. Weber died July 15, 1997.

Mrs. Weber was a 4-H leader, a member of the Home Bureau and a former member of the Fernwood Baptist Church and Pulaski Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Patricia Ann and George Cruzan, Bridgeton, N.J.; two brothers and their wives, Walter and Dorothy Vrooman, Mexico, and Wendell “Pete” and Norma Vrooman, Pulaski, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mary Lou Weber, died in 2000.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., with the Rev. Rupert L. “Bud” Fancy officiating. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. A calling hour will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Mary Lou Weber Bible Center of Jenkins, Ky., c/o BCM International Inc., P.O. Box 249, Akron, Pa. 17501-0249.

DARCY A. HILTON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 18, 2006

Darcy A. Hilton, 21, Orton Road, died Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio, of complications of cystic fibrosis.

Born March 14, 1985, in Syracuse, daughter of Cliff and Nancy Forbes Hilton, she graduated with honors in 2003 from Pulaski High School and attended Cazenovia College.

She was a member of the Pulaski Wesleyan Church.

Surviving besides her parents, of Pulaski, are four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Cliff and Kathy Hilton, Nashua, N.H., Ronald Hilton and Rodney and Laurie Hilton, all of Pulaski, and Mark and Shara Hilton, Central Square; her paternal grandmother, Bessie Hilton, Pulaski, six nephews and two nieces.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Rupert L. “Bud” Fancy officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

STELLA S. BENTLEY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 1, 2006

Stella S. Bentley, 87, of 70 Salina St., died Wednesday at Mercy of Northern New York, Watertown.

Mrs. Bentley worked at General Electric Co. in Syracuse until her retirement in 1974.

Born Jan. 6, 1919, in West Virginia, daughter of Stanley and Margaret Kaziol Skotnicki, she graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married Harwood Bentley in 1939. The couple had lived in Lacona since 1945. Mr. Bentley died Aug. 27, 1988.

She was a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Community.

Surviving are two daughters, Deanna M. Barber, Orwell, and Judy K. Shannon, Naples, Fla.; two sons, Ted M., West Amboy, and Terry L., Lacona; a brother, Henry Skotnicki, Rochester; a sister, Alice Koch, Pulaski, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Three sisters and three brothers died before her.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Our Light St. Frances Church, with the Rev. Sean O’Brien officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

Donations may be made to Lacona Volunteer Fire Department.

MARTIN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 2, 2006

Dennis R. Martin August 30, 2006

Dennis R. Martin, age 58, formerly of Richland, died Wednesday in Syracuse. He was born on August 8, 1948. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1966 and served in the US Army from 1968 to 1970 where he served in Vietnam receiving the Purple Heart. Denny was employed by P&C Warehouse for 33 years retiring in 2003. He was a member of Teamsters Local #317 and also was a member of the Richland Church of Christ.

Surviving: One daughter, Karen of Baldwinsville; one son, Donald of Minetto; his mother, Arlene of Richland; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Harry who died in 1991.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in the Richland Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

DAVID A. HALLETT

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 17, 2006

A memorial service for David A. Hallett, 60, of 8883 Route 11, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Adams United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mona Fargo, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Fairview Cemetery, Rodman.

Mr. Hallett died Friday afternoon at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, where he had been a patient since May 1.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. A masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. during calling hours.

He taught business classes and was chairman of the business department at Pulaski High School from 1977 until his retirement in 2001. He also taught business classes at Jefferson Community College from 1980 to 1982.

Born Sept. 9, 1946, in Watertown, son of Thomas and Donna Barclay Hallett, he graduated in 1965 from Adams-Adams Center High School and in 1968 from the Watertown School of Commerce.

He graduated in 1972 from the National Business School of South Dakota and later obtained a masters degree in education and a certificate of administration from SUNY Oswego.

He married Suanne Gilbert of Adams Center on Aug. 23, 1965, at the Adams United Methodist Church. The couple lived in Poughkeepsie and South Dakota before returning to Adams in 1972. They started Halletts’ Florist and Greenhouse in 1983 in their home, moving in 1988 to the present location on Route 11.

Mr. Hallett was a member of the Adams United Methodist Church, a member and past master of the Rodman Lodge 506 Free and Accepted Masons, a member and past president of the Farmer’s Association Pheasant Club, and a former member of the South Jefferson Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brian T., Adams, and Adam B. and Patty, Belleville; a daughter and her companion, Dara Eastman and John Macklen, Lorraine; two brothers and their wives, George and Pat and Gary and Ellen, all of Adams; three aunts and an uncle, four grandchildren, seven nieces and seven nephews.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Central New York, 731 James St., Syracuse, N.Y.; Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central New York in memory of Donna Hallett, 3532 James St., Syracuse, N.Y.; Adams United Methodist Church, 36 E. Church St., Adams, N.Y. 13605, the Rohde Center Food Pantry, 1 North Main St., Adams, N.Y. 13605, or Fairview Cemetery, c/o Gordon Cole, County Route 69, Rodman, N.Y. 13682.

DAVID L. BALCOM

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 16, 2006

David L. Balcom, 62, Williamstown, died Sunday at his home.

Mr. Balcom was a member of Carpenters Union Local 747, Oswego, for 40 years.

Born Feb. 21, 1944, in Pulaski, son of Rolon C. and Ruth Saunders Balcom, he graduated in 1962 from Pulaski High School.

He married Dorothy M. Ninestein in 1990.

A previous marriage ended in divorce.

Mr. Balcom had resided in Williamstown since 1986 and previously had lived in Pulaski, where he was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Randy E., Austin, Texas; a daughter, Taffy Ann Peyton, Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Susan E. Roenke, Trumansburg; a stepson, Gene E. Ninestein, Tully; a sister, Virginia Foster, Pulaski, and seven grandchildren.

A brother, Rolon C. Balcom Jr., died Sept. 4, 1988.

The funeral will be at noon Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

HOWARD C. MINER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 19, 2006

Howard C. Miner, 83, a native of Pulaski, died Oct. 6 in Cape Coral, Fla.

Mr. Miner worked for 31 years at Carrier Air Conditioning, Syracuse, retiring in 1988.

Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Pulaski, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1941. He married Ethyle E. Sauers on Oct. 2, 1948, at Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton. They moved to a farm in Cato in 1951 and to Florida in 1992. Mrs. Miner died Sept. 22, 2004.

Surviving are four sons, Larry, Beaver Creek, Ohio, Raymond, Cato, Thomas, North Syracuse, and Timothy, Pulaski; three daughters, Therese McDonald and Mary Josephine Miner, both of Enid, Okla., and Dawn Holmes, Weedsport, and 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A brother, Richard, died before him.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

ELIZABETH MATHESON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 16, 2007

Elizabeth Hill Matheson, 96, Henderson Harbor and Summerville, S.C., died Sunday at her winter home in Summerville.

Born Nov. 30, 1910, in Pulaski, daughter of Enos and Flora Decatur Hill, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1928.

She married E. Carl Matheson of Boston, Mass., in 1941. They lived in Wellesley, Mass., and later Greenwich, Conn. Mr. Matheson died in 1965. She was a longtime summer resident of Henderson Harbor and shared a home in Summerville during winters with her sister, Dorothy H. Williams.

She was a member of the Westchester Country Club, Henderson Harbor Yacht Club, Etude Book Study Group, Daughters of the American Revolution (Pulaski Chapter) and enjoyed golf and bridge.

Surviving besides her sister are a great-niece and great-nephew and great-great-nieces.

There will be a private family service. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Arrangements are with Dyal Funeral Home, Summerville. Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 425 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

MOORE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 19, 2007

Margaret M. Moore January 16, 2007

Margaret M. Moore, 85, of Seneca Hill Manor, slipped away to be with the lord on January 16, 2007.

Born in Pulaski on January 29, 1921, to Pratt N. and Margaret L. (Adelmann) Balcom, Margaret graduated from Pulaski High School in 1939. She was a secretary for the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. and for the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Syracuse. Margaret resided in West Palm Beach, FL, for over 40 years upon her retirement.

Margaret is predeceased by her husband, Myron, who died November 1969. She is survived by four sisters, Edith Frary of Pulaski and Haines City, FL, Beverly Genter of Adams Center, Katherine Parkinson of Yorktown, VA, and Alice Ward of Colorado Springs, CO; and two brothers, Pratt Balcom and Stephen Balcom, both of Pulaski.

Services and interment will follow in the spring.

Contributions may be made in Margaret’s name to The United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Road, Richland, NY 13114. Traub Funeral Home Central Square NY

JOSHUA A. SHAMPINE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 4, 2007

Joshua A. Shampine, 23, St. Marys, Ga., formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. He was the victim of a homicide in Florida.

Mr. Shampine had been an electronics technician 1st class in the Navy for five years and was stationed at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga., on the USS Wyoming.

Born Feb. 23, 1983, in Watertown, son of Jimmie and Tammy Kinney Shampine, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 2001 and lived in Pulaski until entering the Navy in September 2001.

He was an artist and enjoyed playing the guitar.

Surviving are his wife, Brandy L., and a son Jason A., both of Conway, S.C.; his father, of Hinesville, Ga.; his mother, of Parish; a sister, Melissa Shampine, Pulaski; his grandparents, Keiko and Charles Shampine, Gouverneur, and Carol and Richard Kinney, Pulaski; a nephew, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A spring funeral with military honors will be in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

JAMES

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 7, 2007

Laura E. (Rood) James March 4, 2007

Laura James, 92, passed away at Menorah Park Sunday night. Born in Parish, NY, she graduated from Pulaski High School. She attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and worked at Albany Medical Center, where she specialized in contagious diseases. She returned to Syracuse in 1949 and worked at City Hospital, later Silverman Hospital, until she retired. She worked as a nursing supervisor, assistant Director of Nursing and finally Director of Nurses. She was an avid gardener who supplied friends and family with fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers, and indulged her passion for reading when she retired.

She is survived by her daughter, Betsy (Gerry) Ahnert of Syracuse; a sister, Annamae Reed; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial celebration at her home in April. She will be buried with her husband, Richard H. James, at Graceland Cemetery, Albany, NY. Ginsburg-Maloff Funeral Home Jan Maloff, Funeral Director

SUE M. LOCKER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 20, 2007

Sue M. Locker, 66, Pulaski, died Saturday at her home.

Mrs. Locker was once employed by Riverhead Schools, Long Island, and by Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.

Born Nov. 3, 1940, in Pulaski, daughter of Everett and Ann E. Holmes Ingersoll, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1958.

She married Carl F. Locker on June 3, 1961, at St. John the Evangelist Church. The couple made their home in Jamesport, Long Island, and returned to Pulaski in 1988. Mr. Locker died March 25, 2001.

Mrs. Locker was a member-volunteer at the United Friends of Homeless Animals and the Trash & Treasure Shop, both in Pulaski, and a member of Robert Edward Post 358 American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289 Auxiliary, and the Red Hat Society.

Surviving are a son, Dennis J., Mattydale.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Spring burial will be at the Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to United Friends of Homeless Animals, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

GWEN F. FIEGL

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 29, 2007

Gwen F. Fiegl, 76, Creekside Apartments, died Monday at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton. She had resided at Michaud Health Services, Fulton, since July.

Mrs. Fiegl was a bank teller for a time and a receptionist for a doctor in Lacona.

Born March 8, 1931, in Utica, daughter of Edwin and Ruth Howlett Fort, she graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married Frank Fiegl. He died Jan. 3, 1971. A later marriage ended in divorce.

Mrs. Fiegl was an avid bowler and enjoyed gardening. She was a member of Sandy Creek United Methodist Church and a former member of Northern Blue Jays Motorcycle Club.

Surviving are three sons and their companions, Dale and Patty Hicks, Ithaca, Paul and Nikki Wilcox, Pulaski, and Frank and Jackie Simmons, Kissimmee, Fla.; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild, five stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

A daughter, Sheri Fiegl, died in 1994.

A graveside service will be at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Linda J. Harris officiating.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 158, Sandy Creek, N.Y. 13145.

WATERS

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 17, 2007

David C. Waters April 14, 2007

David C. Waters, age 60, life resident of Pulaski, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. He was born on September 4, 1946, in Syracuse, the son of Curt C. and Ann Tolan Waters. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1964 and from Clarkson University in Potsdam in 1968. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-70. He is a member of the Robert Edwards American Legion Post #357. David served as Oswego County Legislature for the town of Richland from 1998-2005. He was a former chairman of the Town of Richland Planning Board and former Zoning Officer. He was a self-employed electrician for the past 36 years.

Surviving: three sisters, Patricia Wilson, Nancy Peer, both of Windsor, CT, Colleen Libbey of Oswego; one brother, Richard Waters of Pulaski. He is predeceased by one brother, Edward Waters, who died in 1997.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with Rev. Fred Daley officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. No calling hours.

GERALD D. LACELLE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 8, 2007

Gerald D. “Bun” LaCelle, 90, Altmar, formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.

Mr. LaCelle was employed in security in Buffalo for 10 years, retiring in 1983. He also was employed by the New York State Thruway in Syracuse and the U.S. Postal Service in North Syracuse.

Born March 14, 1917, in Pulaski, son of Clyde and Goldie Stowell LaCelle, he graduated in 1935 from Pulaski High School and served in the Navy from 1939 to 1946.

Mr. LaCelle had resided in Altmar for the past 10 years and previously lived in Mattydale, Redfield and Pulaski for many years.

Among his survivors are a sister-in-law, Joyce LaCelle, Redfield, nieces and nephews.

A brother, James W., died in 1995.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Delano Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

BRALEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 19, 2007

Linda S. Braley April 17, 2007

Linda S. Braley, age 54, of County Route 62, Pulaski, died Tuesday at her home. Born on May 7, 1952, in Cheyenne, WY, she was the daughter of Ward and Ruth Adams Sampson. She was a life resident of Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1970. She married Marty Braley on October 26, 1996. She was previously employed by Schoeller Paper and Nice & Easy Convenience Store, both in Pulaski, and Braley Adult Home in Altmar. Linda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, camping, and was an avid bingo player.

Surviving: her husband, Marty; three sons, William Wood, Paul Wood and Joseph Wood, all of Pulaski; one stepdaughter, Dawn Militti of West Monroe; two stepsons, Scott Braley of Sandy Creek, Stephen Braley of Las Vegas; one brother, Michael Sampson of Rome; one sister, Nancy Davidson of Mexico; seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

  1. ERNESTINE YERDON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 14, 2007

  1. Ernestine Yerdon, 101, Pulaski, formerly of Auburn and Redfield, died Saturday at Loretto Heights, Oswego.

    She owned and operated a beauty shop in Auburn for several years. She also owned and operated the Ben Lewis House, Auburn, for several years.

    Born May 12, 1906, she graduatedfrom Pulaski High School.

    Her first husband, William Todd, died before her. She married Kenneth H. Yerdon on Oct. 12, 1968. He died Aug. 18, 2004.

    Mrs. Yerdon was a member of Christ Our Light Parish, the Altar Rosary Society and Pulaski Service Club.

    Surviving are a stepdaughter and her husband, Sandra and Edward Dumas, Minetto, 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ our Light Parish. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Florence.

    Calling hours will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

MAURO

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 19, 2007

John Mauro August 12, 2007

John Mauro, 77, a Syracuse resident, died last Sunday. John graduated from Pulaski High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his sisters, Alice Kieffer of Camillus and Sybelle Sennertt of Liverpool, and a brother, Charles Mauro of Coral Gables, FL.

Burial was private in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Buranich Funeral Home.

JOSEPHINE GEORGE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 21, 2007

Josephine E. Parkhurst George, 91, Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Pulaski and Huntington, Long Island, died Friday at Coastal Carolina Medical Center, Hardeeville, S.C.

Mrs. George was a master teacher at Oswego State Teachers College for 20 years and had last taught at Garden City Schools on Long Island.

Born Oct. 8, 1915, in Pulaski, daughter of Charles and Lefa Williams Kenyon, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1933 and later from Syracuse University.

She married Clifton A. George on June 27, 1965, at Minetto with the Rev. Charles T. Holcombe officiating.

She was a member and past president of the Women’s Relief Corps and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving is her husband.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Pulaski Cemetery with the Rev. Brian S. Homan officiating.

Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

VALLEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 2, 2007

Joseph M. Valley September 29, 2007

With great sadness, family and friends share the passing of Joseph M. Valley, age 50, of Syracuse, formerly of Pulaski and Constantia on September 29, 2007. He left us to contemplate, mourn, and celebrate the impact he had on our lives. He was born January 20, 1957 in Oswego, the son of Norm and Kay Stoffle Valley. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1975. He was employed by Bristol Meyers Squibb as a Stationary Engineer for the past 10 years. He was formerly a Union Iron Worker and was also an Energy Auditor for Johnson Controls, Inc. and D.M.C. Joe was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Pulaski, Oswego County Comets Motorcycle Club and Friend of Vicious Circle Motorcycle Club.

Joe’s mission on earth was to brighten the day by sharing his love of motorcycles, music, storytelling, traveling and antique collecting.

Surviving: a daughter Cassidy Valley, of Syracuse; his father Norm Valley, of Pulaski; one brother Paul (Carla) Valley, of Aurora, OH; two grandchildren, Robyn Valley and Damean Deats, of Syracuse; one niece, Ava Julia Valley, of Aurora, OH. He was predeceased by his mother Kay Valley on November 13, 1991.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., Pulaski. Donation can be made to Paul Valley in c/o Norm Valley, 87 Lewis Street, Apt. A, Pulaski, NY 13142 for the grandchildren, Damean and Robyn Valley.

ALAN L. WART

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 19, 2007

Alan L. Wart, 60, of 2688 County Route 15, died Wednesday in an ultralight plane accident in Richland.

Mr. Wart had been employed by the town of Sandy Creek Highway Department for 22 years, serving as superintendent for the past eight years. He also owned and operated J&R Diner in Lacona with his wife.

Born Dec. 14, 1946, in Richland, son of Donald and Nora Martin Wart, he graduated from Pulaski High School.

He served in the Navy from 1965 to 1969.

He married Linda Stock on May 7, 1976, at Sandy Creek.

Mr. Wart was a member and past commander of Cable Trail Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8534, Lacona. He was a member and president of the Pulaski Lions Club and a member of the Richland Pilots Association.

He was past president of the Oswego County Superintendents Association and was an avid fisherman.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Matthew, Pulaski; a stepson, Nicolas Stevens, Hawaii; two sisters, Jane Kee, Mexico, and Iva Martin, Utah, and two brothers, Earl, Waterloo, and Jim, Dunkirk.

A sister, Irene B. Sweatland, died before him.

A celebration of his life will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Cable Trail VFW Post 8534.

Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Cable Trail Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8534, 60 Salisbury St., Lacona, N.Y. 13083, or Pulaski Lions Club, Box 245, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

MARY T. BROWN

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 29, 2008

Mary T. Brown, 93, formerly of Pulaski, died Tuesday at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, N.C.

Mrs. Brown was a correspondent for the Syracuse Herald-Journal and Oswego Palladium-Times. She was an English teacher for 21 years at Pulaski High School, retiring in 1970. She also was employed for 10 years in public relations for the Robeson County (N.C.) Public School System.

Born Oct. 8, 1914, in New York City, daughter of James C. and Mary Ann Carroll McShane, she graduated in 1933 from Pulaski Academy High School and in 1937 from the College of New Rochelle. She received her master’s degree in education from Syracuse University.

She married William S. Brown on June 6, 1942. He died March 2, 2002. Mrs. Brown resided in Pulaski until 1970, then moved to Lumberton, spending summers at Eagle Crag Lake.

She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church, Lumberton, Delta Kappa Gamma, Mount Arab Preserve Association, Eagle Crag, Monday Historical Club and Monday Study Club. She was a former member of Christ Our Light parish.

Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Maureen and Craig Rinde, Clarksville, Tenn., two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.

A sister, Sally Logan, and two brothers, Charles and James McShane, died before her.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Our Light parish. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

ROBERT F. MARTIN

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 14, 2008

Robert F. Martin, 51, Pulaski, died Wednesday at his home. He had been ill with cancer.

Mr. Martin was a journeyman electrician.

Born Dec. 4, 1956, in Oswego, son of Robert and Beulah Stafford Martin, he graduated in 1975 from Pulaski High School.

He served in the Army from 1975 to 1979.

Mr. Martin was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 43, Syracuse.

Surviving are four daughters, Christina Saucier, Bobbie Jo Martin and Nicole Martin, all of Pulaski, and Elizabeth Martin, Fayetteville; three sisters: Linda Martin and Robin Holmes, both of Pulaski, and Tammy Broadhurst, Sandy Creek; a brother, Timothy, Orwell, and a grandson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Burial will be at the family’s convenience.

There will be no calling hours.

HELLINGER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 5, 2008

Leollia M. “Lee” Quackenbush Hellinger April 4, 2008

Leollia M. “Lee” Quackenbush Hellinger, 78, life resident of the Pulaski and Mexico area died Friday at Loretto Nursing Home in Syracuse. She was born May 12, 1929, in Champion, the daughter of Bernard and Anna Marie Menard Quackenbush. She graduated from Pulaski High School and married Raymond Hellinger in 1949; he died in 2002.

Surviving: two sons, David (Judy) Hellinger of Pulaski and Arthur (Kathy) Hellinger of Mattydale; one daughter, Patricia Hellinger of Clay; one sister, Cecellia Collins of Pulaski; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, Charles Hellinger, in 2000.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral service.

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

JONES

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 1, 2008

Jerry L. “Jay” Jones Jr. July 30, 2008

Jerry L. “Jay” Jones Jr., 39, life resident of the Pulaski- Mexico area, died Wednesday at University Hospital in Syracuse. He was born November 18, 1968, in Syracuse and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1986. Jay was employed in construction for many years, most recently by Ron Newcomb Construction Co. for the past two years. He attended Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski.

Surviving: one daughter, Jade Jones of Mexico; one son, Jacob Sherm of Henderson; his father, Jerry L. Jones of Pulaski; his mother, Rita E. Alletzhauser of Manlius; two sisters, Arleen (Randall) Newcomb of Pulaski and Karen (Mark) Bisha of West Monroe; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in West Monroe Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations can be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

JONES

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 2, 2008

Jerry L. “Jay” Jones Jr. July 30, 2008

Jerry L. “Jay” Jones Jr., 39, life resident of the Pulaski- Mexico area, died Wednesday at University Hospital in Syracuse. He was born November 18, 1968, in Syracuse and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1986. Jay was employed in construction for many years, most recently by Ron Newcomb Construction Co. for the past two years. He attended Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski.

Surviving: one daughter, Jade Jones of Mexico; one son, Jacob Sherm of Henderson; his father, Jerry L. Jones of Pulaski; his mother, Rita E. Alletzhauser of Manlius; two sisters, Arleen (Randall) Newcomb of Pulaski and Karen (Mark) Bisha of West Monroe; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in West Monroe Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations can be made to Park United Methodist Church, Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

HARLAN J. HOWLETT

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 6, 2008

Dr. Harlan J. Howlett, 84, Red Hook, formerly of Pulaski, died July 26 at his home, where he had been under the care of his family.

Dr. Howlett was a veterinarian for almost 40 years in Pleasant Valley.

Born Jan. 15, 1924, in Pulaski, son of William S. and Lillie Bush Howlett, he graduated from Pulaski High School and received a doctor of veterinary medicine in 1951 from Cornell University, Ithaca.

He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served in C Battery, 33rd Field Artillery, First Infantry Division in the European theater of operations during World War II. Dr. Howlett received battle stars for Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe as well as a Bronze Star.

He married Ethel Nied on June 22, 1948. She died Jan. 2, 1998.

Dr. Howlett was a member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and St. John’s Reformed Church and a former member of Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church. He was involved in community theater groups as an actor, stage manager and set designer. He enjoyed woodworking and restored antique furniture but specialized in the restoration of Old Town canvas and wooden canoes.

Surviving are four daughters and two sons-in-law, Kim Rosado, Staatsburg, Candace and Eric Shyer, Stephentown, Melissa and Michael Levy, Red Hook, and Coral Howlett, Saugerties; two sisters, Lois Roberts, Pulaski, and Coral Rinaldo, Oneida; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, William S. and Naomi, Texas, Charles and Marianne, Adams Center, and Carl, Pulaski; seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

A brother, Alfred, died before him.

Burial was private. Arrangements were with Burnett & White Funeral Home, Red Hook.

The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Cornell University or Hospice.

MARTHA B. CHATTERTON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 13, 2008

Martha Benjamin Chatterton, 85, of 510 Route 11, formerly of Pulaski, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse.

Mrs. Chatterton was a cook at the former Pasco’s Diner, Pulaski, and also worked at Selkirk Shores State Park, town of Richland.

Born Aug. 3, 1923, in Adams, daughter of Glenn and Anna Chase Ward, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1941.

She married Clarence Benjamin on June 13, 1947, in Oswego. The couple lived in Pulaski. Mr. Benjamin died Feb. 6, 1975. She married Warren Chatterton on Dec. 16, 1977. They lived in Mannsville. Mr. Chatterton died Sept. 3, 1994.

Mrs. Chatterton was a volunteer at Community Ministries Food Pantry, Pulaski, and a past member of Sandy Creek Grange 127, chaplain of Pomona Grange and member of New York State Grange. She also was a member of Pulaski Baptist Church and Lake Ontario Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 124, Sandy Creek, and a former member of the Pulaski Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Elaine and Calvin Fairchild, Pulaski, Penny and James Shutts Jr., Sandy Creek, and Lois Benjamin, Jacksonville, Fla.; a son and his wife, Garry and Robin Benjamin, Mannsville; six grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Wally and Marvin Ward, and two sisters, Gladys White and Anna Marie Lindsey, died before her.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with lay pastor George Irwin, of Pulaski Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Pulaski.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where OES Chapter 124 will conduct a service at 6:30 p.m. and the Grange will have a service at 8:15 p.m.

Donations may be made to Community Ministries Food Pantry, 12 Bridge St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142, or Lacona Volunteer Fire Department, Maple Avenue, Lacona, N.Y. 13083.

Thomas S. Davis

 

Times Telegram (Herkimer, Little Falls, NY) (Published as Evening Telegram, The (Herkimer, NY)) – August 19, 2008

Mr. Thomas S. Davis, 83, formerly of 470 Otsego St., Ilion and more recently Folts Home, Herkimer, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica.

He was born in Richland, N.Y. on Sept. 27, 1924, the son of Thomas W. Davis and Frances Stewart Davis. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942. After extensive training as an aircraft mechanic he went to the South Pacific theater during World War II where he served in the Marshall Islands until the end of the war. Upon returning home he married Jane H. Davis on Oct. 15, 1945, a union of 62 years until her passing in December of 2007.

Tom stayed in the Navy for two more years and received training in electronics and worked on Link trainers before being honorably discharged in 1948. He worked as a carpenter for many years, and then in the electronics and computer field as a technician and engineer, retiring from MDS in 1987. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed many good times deer hunting in Nobleboro with his friends, and fishing in the Ilion Gorge. An avid astronomer he enjoyed time with his telescope in his backyard and loved to work in his vegetable garden.

He is survived by his children; a son, Thomas W. (Bill) and his wife, Mary of Mohawk; a son, Robert and his wife, Jean of St. Johnsville, and a daughter, Jane E. (Better) of Mohawk; six grandchildren, Christopher and wife, Lisa of Whitestown, Michael and wife, Karlee of Mohawk, Charlotte Davis, Jennie Davis and Robert and wife, Candace of Amsterdam and Katie Davis of Mohawk. He is also survived by his sister, Joan and her husband David Carter of Charlottesville, Va., and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Davis will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 10:30 a.m. from the Whiter-Henrix Funeral Home Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion, with Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Interment will follow in the Richland Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friends are asked to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society in Tom’s memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com.

CAROLYN A. PUGH

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 27, 2008

Carolyn A. Pugh, 57, Syracuse, formerly of Pulaski, died of cardiac arrest Saturday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Pugh had resided for the past 35 years in Syracuse, where she was employed by James Square Nursing Home for many years. She also was a home health aide for several years.

Born Nov. 19, 1950, in Watertown, she was a daughter of Archie and Anita Gerdon Whaley and graduated in 1969 from Pulaski High School.

She married David Pugh on April 24, 1993.

Mrs. Pugh was a member of Buckley Road Baptist Church, Liverpool, and McCarthy Night Watch, a neighborhood watch group.

Surviving besides her husband are her mother, of Twin Falls, Idaho; two brothers: William Whaley, Marysville, Ohio, and John Whaley, Wendover, Utah, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

REESE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 4, 2008

Erma (Chapman) Reese

October 30, 2008

Erma (Chapman) Reese, 77, of East Syracuse, died unexpectedly Thursday. She was born in the town of Albion, NY, on August 18, 1931, to Ward and Elsie Chapman. She grew up in Fernwood, NY, and graduated from Pulaski High School. She married Harold Reese in 1949, and he predeceased her in 1988. Also she was predeceased by her daughter, Susan, in 2000.

She is survived by a son, Steven of Franklin, Ohio; granddaughters, Jill Bender of Florida and Sarah Bender of Baldwinsville, NY; sister, Sally (Kenneth) Randall of Penfield, NY; uncles, Herman Chapman of North Syracuse, NY, and Louis Chapman of Hastings, NY; nieces, nephews and several cousins. She will especially be missed by good friends and neighbors, Barbara Knowles and her daughter Marcia Provo. There will be no calling hours, and burial will be private.

Contributions may be made to Minoa Ambulance Service.

ALBERT R. JOHNSON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 17, 2008

Albert R. Johnson, 87, life resident of Pulaski, died Friday at Oswego Hospital.

Mr. Johnson was a carpenter for Stone & Webster at Nine Mile II, Oswego, retiring in 1983. He also was a custom home builder for many years, and ran a flooring business for several years.

Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Albion, the son of Albert and Nina Palmer Johnson, he graduated in 1939 from Pulaski High School.

He married Janet B. Bentley on Sept. 6, 1941. Mrs. Johnson died Aug. 8, 2006.

Mr. Johnson was a member of Carpenters Local 747, Oswego, and was a member of St. James Episcopal Church.

He was a former member of Pulaski Zoning Board and Planning Commission and Albion Game Club.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Albert R. II and Debbie, Pulaski; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jean and Chris Nash Mathison, Phoenix, Ariz., Carol and Robert Dickson, Alden, and Gail Johnson, Pulaski; two sisters, Dorothy Tubbs, Pulaski, and Alice Zufelt, Camillus; a brother, Robert, Pulaski; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

Two brothers, Frank and Harold, and two sisters, Bernice Hurd and Madaline Thompson, died before him.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St.

A calling hour will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at the funeral home. Donations may be made to NOCA, Delano Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

JAMES R. TYSON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 2, 2008

James R. Tyson, 60, Route 13, formerly of Pulaski, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Tyson was employed at the Wigwam restaurant, Sandy Pond, from 1995 until this year.

He also was employed by Petrie’s Bakery for 17 years and at the Log Cabin and Memories restaurants, all in Pulaski.

Born July 3, 1948, in Syracuse, son of Walter and Irene Dupree Tyson, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1968.

A marriage to Elizabeth Ferry ended.

Mr. Tyson had lived in Pulaski until moving to Altmar in 2003. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pulaski.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Tyson, Altmar; a sister, Sharon Tyson, Atlanta, Ga., and three foster brothers, Fred Crawford, Liverpool, Daniel Crawford, Athens, Tenn., and David Crawford, Richland.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski, with Bishop Doran Flower officiating.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Pulaski.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

JULIE G. STEVENS

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 3, 2008

Julie G. Stevens, 89, River Street, died Monday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Stevens was employed at Red & White Supermarket for 20 years until retiring in 1978.

Born Dec. 21, 1918, in Syracuse, daughter of Henry and Violet Stewart Guthrie, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1936.

She married Ernest C. Stevens in 1941. Mr. Stevens died in 1955.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Craig and Darcy, Pulaski; a daughter, Judy Stevens, Pulaski, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A son, Gary, died in October 1962 and a brother, William Guthrie, died Aug. 18, 2002. A granddaughter also died before her.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

A calling hour will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, Lake Street, Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.

MARJORIE F. PACIFIC

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 7, 2008

Marjorie F. Pacific, 80, Route 49, Cleveland, formerly of Pulaski, died Thursday afternoon at Oneida Healthcare Center, where she had been a patient since Nov. 28.

Mrs. Pacific was employed by GTE, later known as Contel Telephone Co., starting as a telephone operator and retiring as a customer service representative after 42 years of service.

Born Jan. 25, 1928, in Pulaski, daughter of George and Lena Frye Fravor, she graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married Joseph P. Pacific on Oct. 4, 1948, in Lacona. Mr. Pacific, owner and operator of Pacific Shoe Store, Adams, for many years, died Jan. 16, 1990.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathryn Pacific, Cleveland; a son, James, Cleveland; a daughter-in-law, Gail Pacific, Cleveland; two brothers, Clarence Fravor, Pulaski, and Robert Fravor, Sandy Pond; a sister, Arlene Fravor, Florida; two grandsons, nieces and nephews.

A son, Randall R., died in May 1998.

A spring graveside service will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

There will be no funeral or calling hours. Arrangements are with Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

CLINTON WOOLSON JR.

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 18, 2008

Clinton A. Woolson Jr., 66, of 4775 Salina St., died Tuesday at his home, where he was under the care of his family and Oswego County Hospice.

Mr. Woolson was employed by General Motors, Syracuse, retiring in 1991.

Born May 19, 1942, in Syracuse, son of Clinton Sr. and Mary Scotnicki Woolson, he graduated in 1962 from Pulaski High School.

He married Bette L. Burns on Dec. 7, 1968, at St. John’s Catholic Church. The couple lived their entire married life in Pulaski.

Mr. Woolson served in the Naval Reserves from 1959 to 1963, then in the Marines during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1967.

He was a member of Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7289 and Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358 and a communicant of Christ our Light Catholic Church.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters and their husbands, Anna and Michael Mosher, Pulaski, and Jeanine and Chris Peterson, Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Barbara Holbrook, Semmes, Ala., Gladys Fox, Parish, and Wilma Currier, Adams, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and his stepfather, William V. Sweet, died before him.

A funeral Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Our Light Catholic Church with the Rev. Sean P. O’Brien officiating. Spring burial with military honors will be in South Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

Donations may be made to Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.

MATTISON

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 24, 2008

Samuel O. Mattison

December 21, 2008

Samuel O. Mattison, 94, a life resident of Altmar, died Sunday at St. Luke’s in Oswego. Born January 15, 1914, in Altmar, son of George and Anna Obrist Mattison, he attended Altmar schools and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1932. He was married to Irma Pratt on November 30, 1935; she died July 25, 2002. He owned a dairy farm for 65 years, retiring in 1990. He was also a cattle dealer for many years. He also served as Albion town justice for 24 years.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski. He was a member of the Pulaski Grange #730 and also the State and National Grange. He was a former member of the IOOF, Orwell Lodge. He was also a member of Oswego County Cooperative Extension.

Surviving: two sons, George P. (Joan) of Atlanta, GA, and Samuel Arthur (Sue) of Altmar; two daughters, Mary Anna Wasburn of Lacona and Jean Marie Densmore of Orwell; one sister, Francis Hoenow of Pulaski; 15 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; and five great- great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with spring burial in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, Lake Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

BESSIE L. BINGHAM

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 5, 2009

Bessie L. Bingham, 95, Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Pulaski, died Friday at Winter Haven Hospital.

Mrs. Bingham was a homemaker.

Born July 9, 1913, in Pulaski, daughter of Melzar and Clara Gurley Spink, she graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married Reed L. Bingham on Oct. 12, 1933, at Oswego. They lived in Pulaski, where Mr. Bingham was a barber, operating Bing’s Barbershop. They retired and moved to Florida in 1974. Mr. Bingham died in 1993.

Surviving are a daughter and her husband, JoAnn and John Hurd, Fort Wayne, Ind.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Alva, Winterhaven, John, Greene, and Joe and Sherri, Conway, S.C.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Judy O’Brien, died in 1997. A brother, Robert M. Spink, died in 1993. A sister, Irene C. Spink, died in 1999.

Spring graveside services will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek.

Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

GAFFNEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 7, 2009

Christopher P. Gaffney

January 4, 2009

Christopher P. Gaffney, 25, of Liverpool formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday at his home. He was born March 30, 1983 in Oswego the son of Daniel and Mary Kay Reid Gaffney. He resided in Pulaski from 1985 until 2001. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 2001. He served in the United States Army from 2001 until 2005 serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and Hungary. He was employed by Blackwater USA for the past three years in Iraq doing diplomatic security work. While in high school Chris played football, basketball, cross country and track. He was also an avid Yankees fan, attending many games in recent years. He was a member of Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski and a life member of Robert Edwards Post #358 American Legion Pulaski.

Surviving: his parents, Daniel and Mary Kay of Pulaski; one brother, Brandon Gaffney of Pulaski; one sister, Christina Marie Staves of Plattsburgh; one uncle, James (Joan) Reid of Plattsburgh and two cousins. He is predeceased by one brother, John Charles who died in May 1986.

Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski with a spring burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Donations may be made to United Friends of Homeless Animals, Jefferson Street, Pulaski or Robert Edwards Post #358 American Legion County Route 2, Pulaski, NY 13142.

JEANETTE M. HOLLIS

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 8, 2009

Jeanette M. Hollis, 87, a lifelong resident of Pulaski, died Tuesday at her home.

Born Sept. 13, 1921, in Pulaski, daughter of Claude and Maude Potter Bonney, she graduated in 1939 from Pulaski High School.

She married Clarence W. Hollis on Oct. 14, 1940. He died July 15, 1992.

Surviving are six sons and four daughters-in-law, David and Joyce, Fulton, Donald and Ruth, Plattsburgh, Robert and Theresa, Birdsboro, Pa., James and Bonnie, Parish, Keith, Liverpool, and Nathan, Oswego; four daughters and their husbands, Carol and Francis Maloney, Kirkville, Karen and Fred Dashnaw and Claudia and Robert Furnia Sr., all of Pulaski, and Cindy and Charles Pettit, Central Square, 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

FRANCES M. HOENOW

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 13, 2009

Frances M. Hoenow, 93, Pulaski, died Friday at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

She taught first grade in the Pulaski school district for 20 years.

Born July 1, 1915, daughter of George and Anna Obrist Mattison, she graduated in 1930 from Pulaski High School and in 1933 from Oswego Normal School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1965 from Oswego State Teachers College.

She married Otto A. Hoenow on Dec. 26, 1942. The couple operated a poultry farm for 30 years.

Mrs. Hoenow was a life resident of the Pulaski and Altmar areas and a member of Park United Methodist Church, the New York State Teachers Association and Pulaski Grange 730.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Thomas, Pulaski; a daughter, Joan A. Hoenow, San Jose, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Susan A. Hart, Oswego; a cousin, Irene Tanner, Chaumont; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Two sons died before her, Stephen P. in 1983 and Donald O. in 1986.

The funeral will be private. Spring burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Arrangements are with Foster-Hax Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

ALMA A. WILSON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – January 13, 2009

Alma A. Wilson, 77, Watertown, formerly of Pulaski, died Sunday at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, where she had been a patient for a day.

Mrs. Wilson was a retired school bus driver, and had driven for the Pulaski Academy and Central School system for 20 years.

Born April 1, 1931, in the town of Richland, daughter of Merton and Leah Dawley Gregory, she graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married John P. Wilson on Dec. 24, 1951, in Pennsylvania. The couple had lived in Pulaski since 1952. Mrs. Wilson moved to Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown, on Dec. 22, 2004. Mr. Wilson died April 23, 2007.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Sadie Blauvelt and Shirley and Dale McNitt, all of Lacona; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ralph, Tavares, Fla., John J. and Mary, Sandy Creek, and Donald and Deanna, Brantford, Ontario; a sister and her husband, Shirley and Frederick Killam, Pulaski; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ralph and Terry Gregory, Altmar, Merton “Stub” and Norma Gregory, Pulaski, and Gordon and Carol Gregory, Scriba, and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, George Gregory, died before her.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday at Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek, with the Rev. Linda Taber officiating. Burial will be private.

A calling hour will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Renal Care of Northern New York, attention Lori Augliano, 19328 Route 11, Washington Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

MARGARET E. SCRIBER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 2, 2009

Margaret E. Scram Scriber, 95, of 382 County Route 48, Pineville, died Saturday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Mrs. Scriber wrote the Pineville Pickens column for the Pulaski Democrat for 10 years.

Born Dec. 13, 1913, at 513 Utica St., Fulton, daughter of Floyd and Elizabeth Catlin Scram, she graduated in 1932 from Pulaski High School.

She married Leland L. Scriber on Sept. 20, 1935. The couple moved to Pennsylvania and returned to the area in 1953. Mr. Scriber died in 1981.

Mrs. Scriber was known for her baked goods and homemade friedcakes.

Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Frances L. and Fred Reynolds, Pineville; a son, Peter, Pineville; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Three daughters, Nancy M. Scriber, Betty and Sara, a brother, Francis Scram, and a sister, Lillian Kalk, died before her.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at her home. Spring burial will be in Pineville Cemetery. Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

CLAIRE J. ROGERS

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 5, 2009

A memorial service for Claire J. Rogers, 57, of 1194 County Route 48, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Baptist Church, 7 Bridge St., Pulaski, with the Rev. Brett Charsky officiating. Burial will be private.

Mrs. Rogers died Friday at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, where she had been a patient since March 26. She had been ill with breast cancer.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are with Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

Mrs. Rogers was a former photographer and reporter for Salmon River News. She taught at Sandy Creek and Churchville schools, had taught technology education since 1999 at General Brown Junior-Senior High School, Dexter, and was a professor at SUNY Oswego during the summers. She also was a wedding photographer.

Born March 29, 1952, in Cornwall, Ontario, daughter of Maurice and Margaret Mere Brodeur, she graduated in 1970 from Pulaski High School and received her master’s degree in education from Oswego State Teachers College. She had lived in the Richland area most of her life.

She married Glen E. Rogers on June 23, 1973, in Pulaski.

Mrs. Rogers enjoyed quilting.

Surviving besides her husband are a daughter and her husband, Kimberly and David Fowler, Newark; a son and his wife, Timothy and Michelle, Rochester; her mother, Margaret Brodeur, Richland; a sister and her husband, Sharon and Joel Southwell, Richland; two brothers and their wives, Maurice and Melody Brodeur, Hudson, Fla., and Thomas and Kelly Brodeur, Richland, two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057.

FRANCIS S. HANLON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 26, 2009

Francis S. Hanlon, age 97 resident of Pulaski died Friday at Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown. Francis was born December 14, 1911 in Watertown, the son of Phillip and Mary E. Seigal Hanlon. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1930. He was employed by Kinney Drugs for over 60 years retiring in 1993. Francis owned standard breed pacers and trotters for many years, with Molly Brook Dean being his most successful pacer and trotter. He was also a member of Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski.

Surviving are several cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his companion Mary Scanlon.

Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski with burial in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown. A calling hour will be held prior to the funeral mass from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Donations may be made to Christ Our Light Parish, Niagara St. Pulaski, NY 13142.

BROWN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 6, 2009

Donald H. Brown

June 4, 2009

Donald H. Brown, 49, a life resident of Pulaski, died Thursday at Sunrise Nursing Home, Oswego. Donald was born June 13, 1959, in Oswego, the son of Richard G. and Alice Pizon Brown. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1977. Donald was previously employed as a mason in the Pulaski area.

He was a member of Pulaski Congregational Church.

Surviving: his mother and stepfather, Alice (Russell) Tucker of Oneida; two brothers, David M. Brown of Los Angeles, CA, and Richard J. Brown of Pulaski; two sisters, Donna (James) Heffler of Mukwonago, WI, and Carol (David) Wilson of Cary, NY; and one nephew, Dustin Wilson of Cary, NY.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with a burial in Richland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to NOCA, 21 Delano Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

TOTTEN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 30, 2009

Juanita R. Totten

July 28, 2009

Juanita R. Totten, 76, of Pulaski, died Tuesday at University Medical Center, Syracuse. Juanita was born October 11, 1932, in West Martinsburg, NY, the daughter of Roy F. and Edith I. Denslow Archer. She resided in Pulaski since 1936. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1951. Juanita married Leonard W. Totten on July 9, 1951, he died March 17, 1999. She taught at Pulaski Central School for 25 years, retiring in 1994. She and her husband also owned Tot’s Pavilion at Sandy Pond in the 1950’s. Juanita was a member of Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski. She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and the Alpha Delta Kappa Society.

Surviving: one son, Leonard A. (Jackie) Totten of Pulaski; one brother, Gerald Archer of Pulaski; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Our Light Parish, Pulaski with a burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

EILEEN M. PETRIE

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 17, 2009

Eileen M. Petrie, age 77 resident of Sandy Creek formerly of Canton died Friday at her home on Seeber Shores Road. Eileen resided in Canton from 1958 until 1996, and she spent her summers at Seeber Shores and her winters in Sun City Center, Florida. Eileen was born June 7, 1932 in Pulaski, the daughter of William and Grace Loucks McDonald. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1950. Eileen married Bruce Petrie May 20, 1951. She retired as St. Lawrence County Administrator in 1990 after 30 years of service to St. Lawrence County in various capacities. She was a member of Canton Presbyterian Church and the Sun City Lawn Bowling Club.

Surviving: husband, Bruce S., two sons, Ronald (Kim) Petrie of Greenville, SC, and Brian Petrie of Las Vegas, NV, two daughters Sharon (David) Spaker of Medina, NY and Kimber Petrie and Douglas Cole of Canton, two sisters Wilbretta “Micky” Wilder of Seeber Shores and Nona Wiley of Seven Lakes, NC, eight grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

A Gathering will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday August 22nd at the home of Kimber Petrie 276 Judson Street Road, Canton. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice Inc. P.O. Box 102 Oswego, NY 13216 or a charity of one’s choice.

CLINTON BARKER JR.

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 26, 2009

Clinton D. Barker Jr., age 67 life resident of Pulaski died Sunday at Crouse Irving Hospital, Syracuse. Clinton was born November 19. 1941 in Syracuse, the son of Clinton and Irene Allen Barker. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1961 until 1963. Clinton was employed by Crouse Hinds in Syracuse for several years. He was previously employed by General Telephone.

Surviving: two sons, Shaun M. Barker of Camden, Craig D. Barker of Parish, three daughters, Rachael Pelow of Mexico, Nikki Rahn of Deltona, FL, Cheryl A. Friot of Pulaski, one brother Peter Barker of Brandon, FL, one sister, Vickie Anderson of Sandy Creek, 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Donations may be made to the Pulaski Alumni Association PO Box 344, Pulaski, NY 13142.

BROWN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 27, 2009

Alexander M. Brown

August 25, 2009

Alexander M. Brown, age 75, resident of Lacona, died Tuesday at his home. He resided in Lacona since 1982, previously living in Altmar. Alexander was born December 5, 1933 in Pulaski, the son of David G. and Hazel Hilton Brown. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1953. Alexander married Patricia Brosnan on June 12, 1954. He served in the United States Army from 1956 until 1958. He owned and operated Altmar Fuel Service for several years. He also ran the Sugar Shack Maple Syrup operation.

Surviving: wife, Patricia E.; one son, Timothy Brown of Florida; four daughters, Alexis (Brian) Vonderohe of Las Vegas, NV, Ona Bacon of Kenai, AK, Peggy (Robert) Bolton of Rapid City, SD, and Heidi (Rick) Metott of Sandy Creek; one brother, Rodney Brown of Pulaski; two sisters, Sarah Marriott of Cameron, NC, and Thelma Smid of Missouri; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations may be made to the High Braes Refuge, 196 Waterbury Road, Redfield, NY 13437, or the Pulaski Wesleyan Church, Quilting Ministry, 4591 Route 11, Pulaski, NY 13142.

RASMUSSEN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 12, 2009

Richard J. Rasmussen

August 4, 2009

Richard J. Rasmussen, 77, formerly of Pulaski, died August 4, 2009, at the VA Medical Center, Syracuse. He resided in Cazenovia since 1998, previously living in Pulaski. Richard was born April 11, 1932, in Norwich, the son of John R. and Edna Cuslee Rasmussen. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1950. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 until 1956.

Richard was employed by Schoeller Technical Paper in Pulaski for many years. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski.

Surviving is one sister, Beverly Kallmeyer of Waldoboro, Maine.

Funeral services will be held at a future date at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

TORTO

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 17, 2009

Patsy R. Torto

September 9, 2009

Patsy R. Torto, 83, of Cicero, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Pulaski and graduated from Pulaski High School. She was a devoted Witness of Jehovah and served in the full-time ministry for many years. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence A. Torto in 1991.

She is survived by a son, Ernie Seal; two daughters, Ellen Goldberg and Teresa Torto; a sister, Jane Worlock; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and numerous spiritual brothers and sisters.

Memorial services will be Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Buckley Road, North Syracuse.

HOOGE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 25, 2009

Caprice E. Hooge

September 24, 2009

Caprice E. Hooge, age 54, life resident of Pulaski, died Thursday at her home on North Street. Caprice was born February 22, 1955, the daughter of Archie and Alice Fox Moot. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1973. Caprice married Daniel Hooge on March 3, 1973. She was employed by the Village of Pulaski and the Pulaski Village Court as a clerk for 11 years, retiring in June of this year. She was previously employed by Switzer Insurance Co. for 10 years.

Surviving: her husband, Daniel M.; one son, Daniel M. II (Kelly) of Penfield; two daughters, Nicole (David) Blodgett of St. Albans, VT and Melissa (Jeff) Hugelmaier of Brockport; four brothers, John, Barry and Kim Moot all of Pulaski, and Edward Moot of Arizona; two sisters, Nancy Sweatland of Central Square and Patricia Reed of Hastings, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

MULLEN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 1, 2009

Sophie R. Mullen

September 29, 2009

Sophie R. Mullen, age 84 of Pulaski, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Sophie was born October 16, 1924 in Lisle, NY, the daughter of Rudolph and Pauline Charnetski Potish. Sophie lived in Pulaski for many years, she also lived in Blairsville, GA for 25 years. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942, and she graduated from Syracuse University in 1967. Sophie married Terrance Mullen April 1951, he died October 28, 1996. She was employed by Central Square School System as a nurse.

Surviving: one daughter-in-law, Mary Lou (Kurt) Watson of LaFayette; one granddaughter, Darcy Mullen of Albany; one brother, Victor (Maggie) Potish of Sandy Pond; and one sister, Ann Schryver of Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one daughter, Kathleen who died October 2003; and two sons, Brian who died May 2006, and William who died in 1954.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay. A Calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to the Talking Book Center, 305 South Duke St., Lafayette, GA 30528.

SCOTT

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 6, 2009

Beverly Scott

November 4, 2009

Beverly Scott, 72, a life resident of Pulaski, died Wednesday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. Beverly was born April 13, 1937, in Pulaski, the daughter of Harold and Dorothy Calkins Nicholson. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1955. Beverly married Donald “Sam” Scott on August 18, 1956; he died September 15, 2009. She was a member of Pulaski Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving: two daughters, Kelly Labozzetta of Sandy Creek and Peggy (Mark) McConnell of Richland; one brother, Hugh Nicholson of Pulaski; and six grandchildren, Michael, Anthony, Nicholas, Jimmy, Scotty and Linsey.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13216 or United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Rd., Richland, NY 13144.

BONTOMASE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 23, 2009

Elizabeth “Pearl” Bontomase

November 21, 2009

Elizabeth “Pearl” Bontomase, 93, life resident of Pulaski, died Saturday at Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego. Pearl was born May 2, 1916, in Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1933. Pearl married Anthony Bontomase on February 19, 1939. She was employed by Richland Lumber Co. for several years. She was also a musician for her entire life. Pearl also owned and operated the Wagon- Wheel Dance Hall and Trailer Park.

She was a member of Park United Methodist Church, Pulaski, and the Musicians Union in Watertown. She did benefits for the March of Dimes and also played and sang on the radio. Pearl was also a member of several bowling and golf leagues. She was a published poet and designed stained glass.

Surviving: her husband, Anthony; one son, David (Shonnie) Bontomase of Pulaski; two daughters, Julie (Tyrone) Larson of Ashville, NC, and Jaynee R. Bontomase of Maryland; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Pulaski.

Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral.

Miranda L. Cough – Richard C. Cerone II

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 21, 2010

Tamara Burdick and Dennis Wischman, both of New York state, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miranda L. Cough, of Brewerton, to Richard C. Cerone II, of Brewerton, son of Ann Marie Cerone, of Cicero, and the late Richard Cerone, formerly of Liverpool.

Miranda is the granddaughter of Eleanor Burdick, of Lima, N.Y., and JoAnn Wischman, of Depew.

Miranda graduated from Pulaski High School in 1999 and SUNY Geneseo in 2003. She received an M.S.Ed. from Le Moyne College in 2006 and is a special education teacher at Pulaski Middle School.

Richard is a 2000 graduate of Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square. He is a water plant operator for the Metropolitan Water Board. The couple became engaged on November 8, 2008. An October 10, 2010, wedding is planned at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse.

WIDRIG

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 11, 2010

George O. Widrig

April 8, 2010

George O. Widrig, 78, life resident of Richland, died Thursday at his home. He was born May 24, 1931, in Richland, the son of James and Avis Donovan Widrig. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1948. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Oswego State Teachers College, and he attended Syracuse University.

George was employed by the town of Richland as the town historian. He was a published author on local history. He was a charter member of Richland Historical Society, and he was also a member of the Rosa Garden Club and co-founder of Halfshire Historical Society. George was a member and officer of Richland Cemetery Association.

Surviving: one brother, David Widrig of Daytona, FL; one sister, Phyllis Robarge of Richland; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Jean Hager, in 1989.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Richland Cemetery, Richland.

Donations may be made to the town of Richland Historical Society.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

GASPERINI

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 25, 2010

Alice Campbell Gasperini

April 14, 2010

Alice Campbell Gasperini, 81, passed away peacefully after a prolonged battle with emphysema on April 14, 2010, in Santa Barbara, CA, where she lived with her daughter, Michelle Gasperini Pasini and family. Alice was born September 18, 1928, the daughter of Alice Katherine and Thomas Alexander Campbell.

Alice always believed that “variety is the spice of life” as she touted in her high school year book and lived her life with a great sense of curiosity and purpose. She often said that her greatest accomplishments were her children, but she was also a pillar of the Pulaski, New York, community for 79 years before moving to California. Her beliefs in volunteerism and community service benefited and enriched many people’s lives. She was a devoted member of the DAR and a two-time regent; she was on the church council of Pulaski Congregational Church; she was on board of directors for Salmon River Fine Arts Gallery and Pulaski Historical Museum. She was a member of the Pilgrim’s Guild and Tuesday Study Club and a volunteer at the Pulaski Public Library.

Alice grew up in Pulaski, New York, where she lived most of her life in her family home, owned by her ancestors for the last five generations. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1946 and attended Brown’s Business School in Long Island, a two-year college program, and worked in New York City before meeting Eugene Gasperini Jr. and marrying him in 1949. Alice was a devoted wife and mother of nine children and greatly involved in all aspects of their lives, from school activities, to driving children to lessons in sailing, horseback riding, tennis, golf, ball games, music and other things. She always encouraged her children to learn as much as possible, do their best at whatever they were doing, be appreciative and to explore.

Her perspective on travel was unique in that she loved the adventure of going on trips herself but frequently noted they provided an added pleasure of returning home to Pulaski. She was an avid letter writer and saved postcards from all her children’s adventures.

A service of Thanksgiving and Celebration of Life for Alice Gasperini will be held at Pulaski Congregational Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ, 27 Lake Street, Pulaski, New York 13142, on May 1, 2010, at 11 a.m. A call to worship and the invocation will be led by Rev. James C. Tschudy. Following the service, a reception will be held at Salmon River Fine Arts Gallery at 19 Lake St. All family and friends are invited to attend and celebrate Alice’s life.

Alice is survived by her children, Joseph of South Boston, VA, Peter of Scarsdale, NY, Penny of Santa Barbara, CA, Stephen of Victoria, TX, Connie of Denton, TX, Kathleen of Los Angeles, CA, Michelle of Santa Barbara, CA, and Jeffrey of Orange Lake, FL; plus 23 grandchildren; and four great-grand- children. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Gasperini Jr. and her daughter, Alicia.

In lieu of flowers, Alice requested that donations be given to Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski, New York 13142; Salmon River Fine Arts Gallery, 19 Lake St., Pulaski, NY; or Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski, NY 13142.

The burial will take place on May 3, 2010, at All Saints Church and Cemetery, 855 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, NY 11024 at 10 a.m. Alice will be buried next to her husband, Eugene Gasperini Jr. in the Gasperini family plot.

Cards or remembrances may be sent to Michelle Gasperini Pasini, 553 Scenic Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93103, gasperini8@gmail.com, or Kathleen Gasperini, 548 South Spring St., #PH9, Los Angeles, CA 90013, wigmag@aol.com

SALLY V. TURO

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 3, 2010

Sally V. Turo, age 85, of Sandy Creek, passed away June 1, 2010, at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

Born July 6, 1924 in Greenfield, Iowa. Daughter of the late George & Mary Jane Shetterly Kerns. Moved to Richland in 1939. She married Paul C. Turo Nov. 2, 1945. They lived in Sandy Creek since 1948. She graduated from Pulaski High School. She was a long time member of Sandy Creek United Methodist Church and her and her husband participated in the Half-Shire Historical Society. Her husband died in 1987. Over the past 20 years she did volunteer work at Ainsworth Memorial Library, Friendship Thrift Shoppe, Sandy Creek Food Pantry and the History Room at the Town Hall.

Survived by a daughter Sharon Turo of Hartford, Conn., a son George (Kathy) Turo of Troy, N.Y. 2 grandchildren Eileen Turo & Kate Phillips, 3 great-grandchildren Quinn, Caroline & Carter. She was predeceased by 1 sister & 2 brothers.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday 1 PM at the Sandy Creek Town Hall on Harwood Dr. Burial at a later date in Richland Cemetery. Mrs. Turo donated her remains to the Anatomical Gift Program at Upstate Medical University.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friendship Thrift Shoppe P.O. Box 166, Lacona, N.Y. 13083 or The History Room at the Sandy Creek Town Hall. Arrangements are by Summerville Funeral Home Sandy Creek.

BROWN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 16, 2010

Roderick M. Brown

June 13, 2010

Roderick M. Brown, age 80, life resident of the Pulaski and Altmar area died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Roderick was born November 20, 1929 in Pulaski, the son on David G. and Hazel Hilton Brown. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1947 and subsequently served in the United States Army. Roderick was employed by Felix Schoeller Technical Paper for 31 years and retired in 1999.

Surviving, four daughters, Deborah Dunsmoor of Florida, Heather (Brian) Piper of Rochester, Shannon (Gary) Comins of Liverpool, and Erin (Patrick) Coe of Richmond, VA; one son, Brian Brown of Florida; one sister, Sarah Marriott of Cameron, NC and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Roderick was predeceased by one daughter, Lynette David.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, Department W, New York, NY 10014 or the Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski, NY 13142.

CHRISTENSEN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 20, 2010

Emma E. Christensen

August 14, 2010

Emma E. Christensen, age 78, resident of Pulaski, passed away Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. She resided in Pulaski for many years with her son Harald, and she previously lived in Utica for 18 years. Emma was born December 21, 1931 in Little Falls, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Noonan Gressler. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1949. She also received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her master’s degree from Hunter College in New York City. Emma married Robert Christensen in 1950, he died in 1957. She was employed by the Social Security Administration for over 30 years, retiring in 1989.

Surviving: four sons, Andrew (Linda Sue) Christensen of Virginia Beach, VI, David K. (Nancy) Christensen of Deerfield, NY, Harald C. and his companion, Anne Stone of New Bern, NC, and Joseph R. (Terry) Christensen of Basalt, CO; one sister, Joan Mazzolli of Oswego; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Pulaski Cemetery.

Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

LYNN H. SCOTT

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 28, 2010

Lynn H. Scott, age 47, life resident of Pulaski and Richland died Saturday. Lynn was born July 24, 1962 in Watertown, the son of Henry and Joyce Tanner Scott. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1980 and he received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Teaching from American Intercontinental University. Lynn served in the United States Air Force from 1980 until 2000. He was employed by Covidien/ Tyco International in Watertown as an engineering manager for the past ten years. He was a member of the Pulaski VFW Post #7289.

Surviving: fiance Yong Porter, one son Joshua Scott of Pensacola, FL, one daughter Amber Scott of Ohio, one step-son Tony Porter of Plattsburgh, one step-daughter Nicole Porter of Pennsylvania, his mother, Joyce Scott of Richland, five sisters, Beth Peacock, Linda Delosh and Jennifer Scott all of Richland, Cathy Wheeler of Williamstown, and Christine Newton of Boylston, four brothers Clinton, Mitchell and Corey Scott all of Richland, and Michael Scott of Mexico, and one granddaughter Kylah Pratt of Pennsylvania.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

MCCHESNEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 17, 2010

Dr. Hugh McChesney

September 14, 2010

Dr. Hugh McChesney, age 86, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Hugh was born on June 25, 1924, the son of Frank E. and Ruth Austin McChesney. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1940. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1944, and in 1947, he earned his MD from Syracuse University. He married Nancy Woods on June 27, 1948. He served in the United States Army 101 Air Borne Division from 1950 until 1953.

Dr. McChesney opened a general practice in Pulaski in 1950 that he operated for over 50 years. He was also the medical director at the Pulaski Health Center from 1974 until 1995. Dr. McChesney was a former member of the Pulaski Village Board, the Pulaski School Board and the Pulaski Congregational Church. He was also honored with the Pulaski Service Man of the year award in 1991.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy; two sons, Dr. James (Anita) McChesney of Portlandville, NY and Thomas (Jeanne) McChesney of Brewerton; two daughters, Barbara (Les) Apigian of Amherst, NH, and Janet (Garry) Glissmeyer of Colorado Springs, CO; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family, September 25, in Pulaski Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

WAITE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 24, 2010

James E. Waite

September 22, 2010

James E. Waite, age 86, a life resident of the Pulaski area, passed away Wednesday at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. James was born on January 14, 1924, in Richland, the son of Fred and Louisa Sloper Waite. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942. James married Mabel Sutton on June 2, 1946, she died September 8, 2002. He was vice president of Chase Lincoln Bank and the senior branch manager of Pulaski. James was a member of the Pulaski Congregational Church, the Pulaski Historical Society, and he was on the Board of Directors at Springbrook Apartments and the Pulaski Health Center.

Surviving: one daughter, Lisa A. Waite of Syracuse; two sons, Jason A. (Donna) Waite of Lake Orion, Michigan, and Craig A. (Joan) Waite of Pulaski; four grandchildren, Colin, Erin, Marissa, and Bryce; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Tyler.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

CECELLIA A. COLLINS

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 20, 2010

Cecellia Anna (Quackenbush) Collins, 79, of the Springbrook Apt.’s in Pulaski, NY, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home, Watertown, NY.

There will be a burial service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, NY at 11:30 a.m. on Sat. November 27, 2010 followed by lunch for family and friends at noon at the American Legion in Pulaski, NY.

Cecellia is survived by her daughter Ann Marie Sulllivan and son-in-law James of York, PA; her son John Collins of Pulaski; her grandchildren: Donald Lyng, Erin (Gibbs) Seyer, Kathleen Sullivan, Amanda and Kasey Collins; great grandchildren Bridget Drury, Kadyn and Adara Seyer, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her 1st cousins Vivian (Quackenbush) Holman and June (Quackenbush) Richie.

She was predeceased by her husband Johnnie Collins, Jr. (1976), her sisters Ruby (Riqqy) Pasko 2000, Leola Hellinger (2008), and brothers Goldie 2001, Bernard 2007, Wesley (Bill) 2002, Charles (Jimmy) 2003, and Henry (Corkie) 1996.

She was born on Mar. 9, 1931 in Champion, NY to the late Marie Anna (Menard) and Bernard F. Quackenbush. Cecellia was graduated from Pulaski High School and, after clerical training in Rochester, NY, she served in the US Air Force 1952 – 1955. Honorably discharged, she married and lived in different locations. She settled with her family in the early sixties in the Pulaski area and worked different jobs. She retired 1991 from her clerical position with the federal General Services Administration in Syracuse after over 10 yrs. service. She was active for many years in the Pulaski American Legion, and donations in lieu of flowers may be sent there.

ROBERTS

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 11, 2011

Thomas A. Roberts

February 9, 2011

Thomas A. Roberts, age 63, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at his home. Thomas was born January 1, 1948 in Watertown, the son of Elmer and Lois Howlett Roberts. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1967, and he served in the United States Navy from 1967 until 1971. Tom married Linda Waterbury on August 22, 1970. He was employed by the Fulton Companies as a service technician for 38 years, retiring in 2010. Tom was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Pulaski.

Surviving, his wife, Linda M.; three daughters, Maria (Richard) Hilton of Sandy Creek, Tove (Chad) Peyton of Ellisburg, and Misty (Sean) Schouten of Pulaski; his mother, Lois Roberts of Pulaski; two brothers, Michael L. Roberts of New Port Richey, FL, and William J. Roberts of Pulaski; four sisters, Sandra Cornell of Fulton, Julie Nunemaker of Pulaski, Cindy Conner of New Port Richey, FL, and Valeria Redhead of Rome; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 5353 US Rte. 11, Pulaski, with a burial at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church for the Playground Fund in honor of Thomas Roberts.

GOLDEN A.\ – MCCHESNEY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 24, 2011

Golden A. McChesney, age 100, resident of Orwell, passed away Wednesday at Seneca Hill Manor, Oswego. Golden was born May 26, 1910 in Port Ontario, NY. She resided in Orwell from 1928 until 1995, when she moved to Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1927. Golden married Donald H. McChesney on August 22, 1928, he died March 6, 1995. She attended Orwell Union Church and volunteered at the Orwell Public Library. Golden was a member of the Pulaski Senior Citizens, the Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace, and the Sierra Club. She loved fishing.

Surviving, one son, Donald Joseph (Janet) McChesney of Lacona, one daughter, Alice Johnson of Frost Proof, FL, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with a spring burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. A calling hour will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made to the Orwell Volunteer Fire Department, Orwell, NY 13426.

Mrs. A. Lorraine Galotti Frankfort

 

Observer-Dispatch (Utica, NY) – May 1, 2011

Mrs. Alice Lorraine Galotti passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Presbyterian Home, where she resided for a short time.

She was born on August 19, 1927, in Pulaski, NY, the daughter of the late Arthur and Grace Kelly Creech. She attended Pulaski schools and graduated from Pulaski High School with the class of 1945. On October 27, 1945, she married Louis “Gene” Galotti of Utica. They were just a few weeks away from celebrating their 50th Anniversary when Gene passed away on September 5, 1995. An accomplished seamstress, she worked for many different sewing firms in the area. She is best remembered for making special occasion dresses and gowns for her daughters and many of her younger family members.

In the 1960’s, she was proud to be an organizer for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, where she tried to improve the pay and working conditions of local women in the garment industry.

Lorraine is survived by two daughters, Carmela and her husband, Raymond Tarasiewicz, of Oriskany, and Grace Darlene Scaparo, of Frankfort; one son, Nick Galotti and his fiancee, Susan Griffin, of Frankfort; her eight grandchildren, Jean Galotti Everill and her husband, Scott, of Deltona, FL, Lisa Galotti Wollermann and her husband, Torsten, of Deltona, FL, Pamela Tarasiewicz, of Rome, Trish Tarasiewicz Altimonda and her husband, Michael, of Liverpool, NY, Michael Tarasiewicz, of Marcy, Laura Tarasiewicz, of Rome, Charles P. Scaparo, Jr., and his wife, Jennifer (Giovinazzo), of New Hartford, and Gina Scaparo and her fiance, Michael Haskins, of Frankfort; her great-grandchildren, Zachary Everill, Adam Everill, Abby Everill, Kaylee Wollermann, Amanda Wollermann, Braden Altimonda, Sophia Scaparo and Mia Grace Scaparo; her sister, Thelma Pascal, of Milford, CT; and several nieces, nephews and special friends, that she cherished, including Lena, Dora, Marge and Dot. She was predeceased by her husband, Gene; her son-in-law, Charles P.

Scaparo, Sr.; her brothers, William, Cliff, Kenneth and Arthur; and sisters, Marjorie Hier and Phyllis Shaddox.

In accordance with Lorraine’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the nurses, aides, staff and volunteers of the Presbyterian Home for the superior care and concern that they demonstrated for Lorraine every hour and day of her residence at the home. The family wants to especially thank Dr. Thomas Spath for his decades of compassionate care and concern. Lorraine wanted him to know that she felt safe when she was in his charge.

Her funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J.

Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., Frankfort.

Ellen M. Boyle

 

Daily Star, The (Oneonta, NY) – June 10, 2011

Ellen M. Boyle

PULASKI _ Ellen M. Boyle, age 46, resident of Pulaski since 1971, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011.

Ellen was born April 9, 1965, in Cooperstown, the daughter of Barrie and Harolyn Hilton Boyle.

She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1982. She also graduated from Oswego County BOCES with an LPN certificate. Ellen was employed at University Medical Center in the Human Resource Department since 2002.

She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Pulaski, and she was also active with Project Healing Waters.

Surviving are two sons, Samuel Daley of New London, Conn., and Andrew Daley of Pulaski; her mother, Harolyn Boyle of Pulaski; her father Barrie and stepmother Flo Boyle of Oneonta; and one brother, John Boyle of Alameda, Calif.

Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, June 11, 2011, at St. James Episcopal Church, Pulaski with burial in Hartwick Seminary at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. James social hall prior to the service.

Donations may be made to the International League Against Epilepsy, 342 N. Main St., West Hartford, CT 06117-2507 or Project Healing Waters, P.O. Box 695, La Plata, MD 20646.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park St., Pulaski, (315) 298-2136.

POTTER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 6, 2011

Paul “Dick” Potter

July 3, 2011

Paul “Dick” Potter, age 86, resident of Redfield, passed away, Sunday, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica. Paul was born June 10, 1925, in Orwell, son of Cyril and Harriet Howland Potter. He resided in Redfield for 27 years, before living in Central Square, Pulaski, and he spent winters in Lakeland, FL. Paul graduated from Pulaski High School in 1944. He married Laura I. Thompson on September 9, 1945, she died May 24, 2006. Paul was employed by Marcy State Hospital for 31 years, retiring in 1980. He also did painting in Florida for many years.

Surviving: one son, Ronald D. Potter of Bunnell, FL; one daughter, Roberta D. (Merle) Lawson of Ohio, NY; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Cemetery, Orwell. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the funeral.

REX E. TEACHOUT

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 3, 2011

Rex E. Teachout, age 90, life resident of Pulaski, passed away, Monday at James Square Nursing Home in Syracuse. Rex was born September 8, 1920 in Pulaski, the son of James E. and Agnes Balcom Teachout. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1938. Rex married Emma Hilton on August 21, 1942, she died October 9, 2010. He owned and operated a dairy farm for 68 years. Rex was a member of the Salmon River Boy’s Band.

Surviving, two daughters, Lois Merrill of North Syracuse, Linda (Ronald) Crandall of Pulaski, three sons Loren (Florence) Teachout of Oswego, Larry (Debra) Teachout of Pulaski and Lee (Vicki) Teachout of Orwell, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rex is predeceased by four siblings.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown.

DONALD G. HILTON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 16, 2011

Donald G. Hilton, age 78, life resident of Pulaski, passed away, Wednesday, at Oswego Hospital. Donald was born May 7, 1933, in Richland, the son of Brainard and Ada Greenfield Hilton. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1951 and he served in the United States Army. Donald married Donna Jean Bagley on February 8, 1953, she died September 1, 1983. He then married Marilyn Kling on September 15, 1985, she died March 29, 1996. He owned and operated a dairy farm for 40 years, retiring in 1983. He also worked at the Pine’s Golf Course as a greens keeper for 15 years. Donald was a charter member of NOCA and a volunteer for 25 years.

Surviving, his companion, Jane Henderson of Pulaski, four sons, Mark (Terry) Hilton of Parish, Russel (Linda) Hilton of Pulaski, Kip (Cheryl) Hilton of Pulaski, and Donald (Menchie) Hilton of Guam, one daughter, Lori (Jim) Rupracht of Corfu, NY three sisters, Faye Cashel and Harolyn Boyle both of Pulaski, and Phyllis Wortman of Denver, CO, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made to NOCA, 21 Delano Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

POLLIC

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 25, 2011

Virginia M. Pollic

October 23, 2011

Virginia M. Pollic, age 86, life resident of Richland and Altmar, passed away Sunday at Mercy of Northern NY Nursing Home in Watertown. Virginia was born September 16, 1925 in Altmar. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942. Virginia married George A. Pollic Sr., on April 10, 1948, he died, July 16, 2001. She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. Virginia served as an election inspector in Altmar for several years.

Surviving: one daughter, Judy (Richard) Henderson of Pulaski; two sons, George A. Pollic Jr. of Richland, and Richard C. (Debra) Pollic of Dunnellon, FL; one sister, Ruth Larrabee of Detroit, MI; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held noon Wednesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, NY with burial in Pineville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the funeral.

PAUL M. MAHAFFY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 25, 2011

Paul M. Mahaffy, age 79, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011, at Rosewood Heights Nursing Home in Syracuse. Paul was born March 6, 1932, in Pulaski, the son of Yates and Della Babcock Mahaffy. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1950. Paul served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955, and he served in the Air National Guard until 1961.

Paul married Shirley Jacobs on November 23, 1952. He was employed as Richland Town Clerk for 11 years, retiring in 1996.

He was previously employed by Franklin Chevrolet for 29 years. He also had worked for Lincoln Bank. Paul was a member and Sunday School teacher at the Pulaski Park United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Robert Edwards American Legion Post #358, Pulaski. Paul also served a as board member for the Springbrook Apartments and the Pulaski Cemetery Commission.

Surviving, his wife, Shirley, three sons, Paul M. (Susan) Mahaffy, Jr., Charles Mahaffy, and David Mahaffy, all of Pulaski, and six grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, with Reverend Brian Homan officiating, burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations may be made to the Park United Methodist Church, Ida Scriba Memorial Scholarship Fund.

TERRY L. POTTER

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 9, 2011

Terry L. Potter, age 56, life resident of Richland, passed away Saturday at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Terry was born on January 14, 1955 in Oswego, the son of Harry and Mabel Barker Potter. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1974. Terry married Deborah Saunders on July 30, 1977. He was employed by the Fulton Companies for 32 years, retiring due to ill-health, in 2005. Terry owned and operated Potter’s Trash Removal from 1977 until 2000. Terry was a member of Dirt Motor Sports. He and his family traveled the Dirt Racing Circuit in the Northeast Region, for 11 years, racing at the various tracks. He previously raced motorcycles at Daytona, and he was considered an excellent mechanic.

Surviving, his wife, Deborah, one son, Jason (Theresa) Potter of Richland, two daughters, Heather Potter of Richland and Kari (Matt) Walker of Lafayette, NY, two brothers, Fred Potter of Boylston and Charles Potter of Columbia, SC, three sisters, Shirley Purvis of Vero Beach, FL, Evelyn Masuicca of Pulaski, and Erma Schroeder of Richland, and two grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

SCHELLENBERG

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 18, 2012

Melva Schellenberg

February 15, 2012

Melva Schellenberg, 89, a life resident of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at Mercy of Northern NY Nursing Home in Watertown.

Melva was born September 6, 1922, in Syracuse. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1940. Melva married Horace “Shelly” Schellenberg on February 6, 1943; he died January 22, 2006. She and her husband owned and operated Pulaski Motor Express. Melva was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Pulaski.

Surviving: one daughter, Linda Schellenberg. She was predeceased by one daughter, Judy, in 1966.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

ALMEIDA

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 26, 2012

Shirley M. Almeida

February 24, 2012

Shirley M. Almeida, 83, of Mattydale, passed away Friday at home with her family by her side. Shirley was born in Mexico, NY. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1946. Shirley retired in 1993 from NY Telephone after 45 years of service as a special circuit designer. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 45 years, John, who died in 2010. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Burton of Mattydale and Michelle Fehrman of Chittenango; her three grandchildren, David Burton of Mattydale, and Nikki and Heather Fehrman, of Syracuse; her sister, Beverly (Mike) Flaherty of Williamstown; her cousin, Gladys Hunt Killam of Sandy Creek; several nieces and nephews; as well as her niece/goddaughter, Colleen (Ken) Kugler of Williamstown.

Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.

The family extends a special thank you to their family, friends and Dr Suzanne LaManna for their love, prayers and support over the past four weeks.

Contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to either Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088 or SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Road, Mattydale, NY 13211.

OBRIST

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 19, 2012

Helen Fisk Obrist

March 13,2012

Helen Fisk Obrist, 89, was born in Syracuse, and passed away at her home in DeWitt. Her husband Alfred and son Larry were by her side.

Helen graduated from Pulaski High School and served in the U.S. Navy WAVES in WWII. She studied geology at the University of Washington and later graduated from Syracuse University. She was active in the League of Woman Voters and May Memorial Unitarian Society, becoming president of the congregation. Throughout, she assisted her daughter Lisa in school and social activities.

Helen is survived by her husband, Alfred, and three children, Larry of Mannsville, Peter of Oneida and Lisa Obrist of East Syracuse.

Memorial services will be held at May Memorial Unitarian Society, East Genesee St. in Syracuse, on April 7, 2012, at 2 p.m.

CHARLEEN A. DAVIS

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 12, 2012

A prayer service for Charleen Ann Davis will be 1pm Friday April 13th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home followed by a 1:30 pm funeral mass at Holy Family Church with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday April 12th from 6 pm – 9 pm at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mrs. Davis, 79, passed away Tuesday at Mercy of Northern New York.

She was born in Watertown, March 11, 1933, a daughter to Merton and Alyce Jackson Garbutt. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1950 and the House of the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in 1953. Charleen was a registered nurse at the former House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, now Samaritan Medical Center, from 1952-1955. She later was the school nurse at Pulaski High School, charge nurse at the Samaritan Keep Home from 1972-1981 and a geriatric ward nurse at the VA hospital in Seminole, FL. She returned to the north country and was a nursing supervisor at Mercy Care Center from 1988-1991.

Mrs. Davis is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Cathy (David) Lawrence, Corinth, TX; Etta Johnson, Boston, MA. Two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel (Patricia) Davis, Watertown; David Davis, Jacksonville, FL. Her grandchildren Robert and Kougar Ashpole, Dover AFB, Samuel and Julia Ashpole, Fairfax, VA, Kellyn and Nathan Fields, Corinth, TX, Bryan Davis, Watertown, Phillip Davis and Brianna Figurel, Butler, PA, Jasmine Davis, Watertown. Two great grandchildren, Lyla Ashpole and William Fields. Her brothers and a sister-in-law Gerald and Doris Bretsch, John Troubetaris, Mark Okun, William and Charles Garbutt. A sister-in-law, Linda Friedrich. Many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Howard Bretsch, Jim and Tim Garbutt, and a sister Sybil Hodge.

SOUTHWELL

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 25, 2012

Sharon R. Southwell

April 22, 2012

Sharon R. Southwell, of Richland, passed away April 22, 2012 at her home. Born May 16, 1949 in Cornwall, Canada, the daughter of Maurice and Margaret Mere Brodeur. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1968 and SUNY Morrisville in 1970. Married, May 16, 1970, at St. John’s Church in Pulaski to Joel H. Southwell. She was a former member and past president of Northern Oswego County Ambulance, an avid bowler, and formerly active in Pulaski Little League.

Survived by her husband, Joel Southwell Sr.; three sons, Joel Jr. (Sherrie) Southwell of Pulaski, James Southwell of Marlboro, NY, Jon (Kim) Southwell of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren; her mother, Margaret Brodeur of Richland; two brothers, Maurice (Melody) Brodeur of Hudson, FL, and Tom (Kelly) Brodeur of Richland, NY. Predeceased by her father and a sister, Claire Rogers.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Christ our Light Catholic Church in Pulaski with Rev. Jozef Mucha officiating. No calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Northern Oswego County Ambulance, 21 Delano St., Pulaski, NY 13142.

Arrangements by Summerville Funeral Home, Sandy Creek.

JOYNER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 4, 2012

Donna L. Joyner

July 3, 2012

Donna L. Joyner, age 54, of life resident of Pulaski, passed away Tuesday at University Medical Center in Syracuse. She was born February 27, 1958, in Fulton, the daughter of Robert and Phyllis Goebel Holt Sr. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1976. Donna married Channie Joyner Jr. on July 6, 1980, he passed away May 31, 2012. She was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, Taft Road office in North Syracuse for 13 years. She was previously employed by Eddie’s Big M in Mexico. Donna was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church and the Richland Fire Department Auxiliary. She also volunteered at the Senior Nutrition Site in Sandy Creek.

Surviving are one son, Channie L. (Shawnna) Joyner of Pulaski; two granddaughters, Ashleigh and Emily; her father, Robert Holt Sr., of Pulaski; two brothers, William of Texas and Robert of Fulton. She is predeceased by one brother, Richard Holt, who passed away in 1987.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

STEVENS

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 10, 2012

Craig W. Stevens

July 8, 2012

Craig W. Stevens, age 68, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Sunday at his home. Craig was born August 14, 1943 in Pulaski, the son of Ernest and Julia Guthrie Stevens. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1961. Craig married Darcy Weisenburger on May 9, 1964. He was employed by Schoeller Technical Paper in Pulaski for 41 years, retiring in 2005. He was a member of the United Paper Workers Local #1066.

Surviving: his wife, Darcy M.; two sons, Gary E. (Melissa) Stevens of Clay, John W. (Jeanne) Stevens of Pulaski; one daughter, Darcy M. (Chad) McCarty of Pulaski; Chad (Erin) Seyer of Cicero; one sister, Judy L. Stevens of Pulaski; 10 grandchildren, Savannah, Joshua, Sydney, Griffin, Owen, Ian, Holly, Presli, Kadin, and Adara. Craig was predeceased by one daughter, Cheri Stevens who died November 26, 2003, and one brother, Gary S. Stevens.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

GERALDINE R. CLARK

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 27, 2012

Geraldine R. Clark, age 86, life resident of Pulaski and Richland passed away Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Geraldine was born February 4, 1926 in Sandy Creek, the daughter of Earl and Olive Campbell Wilder. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1944. She also graduated from Syracuse Beauty and Barber School. Geraldine was married to Peter Clark, he passed away December 27, 1990. She was employed by the United States Postal Service for 33 years as Postmaster in Richland and she also worked at the Taft Road office in North Syracuse. Geraldine also owned a beauty and barber shop in Richland for 40 years. She was a member of the National Postmaster Association, Christ Our Light Parish in Pulaski and the Elks Club of Zephyrhills, FL, where she spent her winters.

Surviving, one son, Duane and his wife Amy Clark of Pulaski, one granddaughter, Taylor Clark of Pulaski, one grandson, Matthew Malinowski of Clay and her canine companion Paulie. Geraldine is predeceased by two sons, Peter Clark Jr. who died in 2010 and Paul John Clark who died in 1954, and two sisters Gloria Obleman and Norma Schwarzkopf.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Richland Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral. A reception following the burial will be held at the Pulaski American Legion. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

JUSTINA L. DENNY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – August 30, 2012

Justina L. Denny, age 23, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Monday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Justina was born December 17, 1988 in Oswego. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 2007. Justina served in the United States Army from 2007 until 2008. She was currently attending Jefferson Community College working towards an Associate’s Degree in Human Services. Justina was a wonderful mom who loved spending time with her children.

Surviving, her fianc Joshua McGrath, one son, Dakota Denny, two daughters JazMarie McGrath and McKenzie McGrath, her father, Timothy Denny and companion Kelly Groff of Pulaski, her mother, Sylvia Denny and companion Eric Calkins of Pulaski, three brothers, Timothy and Dustin Denny both of Altmar and Cayden Denny of Pulaski, three sisters, Taylor Denny of Richland, Nichole Denny of Pulaski and Baylee Denny of Pulaski, maternal grandmother, Heidi Luckette of South Carolina, step-maternal grandmother, Delores Terry of Pulaski, paternal grandparents, Donald and Donna Denny of Richland, and great paternal grandmother, Ida Zufelt of Richland.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Joshua McGrath, 3384 County Route 22, Richland, NY 13144, for the children of Justina Denny.

LITTLER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 26, 2012

Joyce E. Littler

September 23, 2012

Joyce E. Littler, age 85, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Joyce was born August 26, 1927 in Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1945. Joyce married Rex Greene in 1947, he died in 1954. She was employed by Weaver’s Liquor Store for several years and the Holstein Friesian World in Sandy Creek and the Pulaski Village Office. Joyce was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Pulaski.

Surviving, one daughter, Sharon (Keith) Scott of Hastings; one son, Bruce Greene; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and one great-grandson.

A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Oswego County Memorial Program, 5575 Thompson Road, Syracuse, NY 13214.

ROBERT E. WART

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 26, 2012

Robert E. Wart, age 92, resident of Pulaski for the past 75 years, passed away Saturday. Robert was born December 6, 1920 in Syracuse. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1938, and he attended Syracuse University. Robert served in the United States Navy during WWII from 1943 until 1945 as a Water Tender Second Class. He married Frances Olmstead on June 3, 1950, she passed away May 17, 2004. Robert was employed by Conrail as an engineer for 37 years, retiring in 1982. He also owned and operated R. E. Wart Insurance Agency for many years. Robert was a member of the Pulaski Park United Methodist Church, Robert Edwards Post #358 American Legion and Masonic Lodge #157 in Pulaski, Shrine Media Temple Society, Mad River Club, Pulaski Odd Fellows, Pulaski Historical Society and Half Shire Historical Society. He was also a member of the Pulaski Water Board for 40 years.

Surviving, one son Robert J. (Martha H.) Wart of Barrington, RI, two daughters, Anne F. Wart of Pulaski, Joan Wart Olmstead and her husband Timothy P. Whitehouse of Poolesville, MD, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with a Spring burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Pulaski Historical Society 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski, NY 13142.

HECKLE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 3, 2013

Joseph F. Heckle III

March 1, 2013

Joseph F. Heckle III, age 84, resident of Pulaski, since 1940 passed away Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Joseph was born April 27, 1928 in Syracuse. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1945, and he served in the United States Military from 1945 until 1947. Joseph married Lucy D. Dean on October 6, 1951 and she passed away July 3, 2003. He owned and operated Selkirk Lighthouse for 37 years, retiring in 1986. Joseph was a member of Christ Our Light Parish in Pulaski, the Bernard Gregg Council Knights of Columbus and the Pulaski Lions Club.

Surviving: one daughter, Mary Lee Langley of Syracuse; three sons, Peter J. Heckle of Syracuse, Christopher J. Heckle of Liverpool, and Joseph F. Heckle IV (Maria) of Pulaski; one brother, John A. Heckle of Sun City, FL; one sister, Jane H. Brown of Sackets Harbor; five grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Our Light Parish, 23 Niagara Street, Pulaski with a burial in Assumption Cemetery in Syracuse. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

NORMAN W. VALLEY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – May 21, 2013

Norman W. Valley, age 82, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Sunday at Hospice of Jefferson County in Watertown. Norman was born April 11, 1931 in Pulaski. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1950, and he served in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955. Norman married Katherine Stoffle on April 26, 1956, and she passed away November 13, 1991. He owned and operated Valley’s Inn for several years. He also worked for EVSCO Veterinary Pharmaceuticals for 14 years. Norman was a member of Christ Our Light Parish in Pulaski and the Pulaski American Legion Post #358.

Surviving, one son, Paul (Carla) Valley of Aurora, OH, two granddaughters, Cassidy Valley of Florida and Ava Julia Valley of Aurora, OH. Norman was predeceased by one son, Joseph who passed away September 29, 2007.

Funeral Services will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Christ Our Light Parish, 23 Niagara Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to the funeral at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Greater Pulaski Community Fund at cnycf.org/Pulaski .

CARNRITE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 30, 2013

Charles N. Carnrite

May 16, 2013

Charles N. Carnrite, age 92, resident of Syracuse, passed away May 16, 2013, with his loving family by his side. Charles was born August 20, 1920. He graduated from Pulaski High School. Charles married Rose Featherly in May 1941. He retired from the Jamesville School District, and he enjoyed coin collecting and playing bingo.

Surviving: six granddaughters, Rose (Mark) Mitchell, Carolyn (Omar) Davis, Colleen (Paul) Precourt, Christine (Allen) Wilcox, Sherri Featherly, and Cindy Adams; one grandson, Steve Featherly; four great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Charles was predeceased by three daughters, Ann Bellows, Ada Corcoran and Evelyn Dattele Praul.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Pulaski Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

HOLMES

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 2, 2013

Norma R. Holmes

May 30, 2013

Norma R. Holmes, age 89, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Thursday at Seneca Hill Manor in Oswego. Norma was born August 25, 1923 in Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1941. Norma married Richard Holmes on May 11, 1943, and he passed away November 19, 1971. She was employed by Niagara Mohawk Power Co. at Nine Mile One for 10 years, retiring in 1989. She was also employed by General Telephone in Pulaski for many years. Norma was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and former member of the Pulaski Grange.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Holmes of Georgetown, CO and Scott (Jennifer) Holmes of Pulaski; one brother, Paul Ingersoll of Syracuse; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Norma was predeceased by one son, James R. Holmes who died July 2, 1996, and two grandsons, Jeffery Holmes who died in 1993 and Kyle Holmes who died in 2002.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

DESHANE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 4, 2013

Terry E. DeShane

June 1, 2013

Terry E. DeShane, age 71, resident of Syracuse since 1964, formerly of Richland, passed away Saturday at Rosewood Heights Nursing Home in Syracuse. Terry was born October 22, 1941 in Knoxville, TN. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1959 and he served in the United States Air Force. Terry was employed by Cooper Industries, formerly Crouse Hinds, for 40 years, retiring in 2004. He also tended bar at the Loop Grill in Syracuse for the past nine years. Terry was a member of the Robert Edwards American Legion Post #358 in Pulaski and the NRA. He was a former member of the Richland Fire Department. Terry was also an avid SU fan.

Surviving: one son, Vincent DeShane and his companion, Jennifer Maples of Amsterdam, NY; two daughters, Amanda (Carmelo) Serra of Amsterdam, NY and Ann (Daniel) Thompson of Johnstown, NY; one grandson, Jonah DeShane and one granddaughter, Sofia DeShane.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Richland Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Donations in Terry’s memory can be made to the Richland Fire Department, Richland, NY 13144.

FOX

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 11, 2013

Gladys M. Fox

June 9, 2013

Gladys M. Fox, 67, of Parish, NY, died Sunday at her home.

Born February 18, 1946 in Sandy Creek, daughter of Clinton A. and Mary Skotnicki Woolson, she graduated in 1964 from Pulaski High School.

Gladys worked in several stores in the Pulaski area, as a cashier and retired in 2009 from America’s #1 Choice Realty, owned by her daughter, Tina M. Peters.

Surviving are one daughter and her husband, Tina and Michael Peters of Parish; two sons, Larry (Wendy) Fox of Lincolnton, NC, Ralph W. Fox of Mexico; two sisters, Barbara Holbrook, Daphne, AL, Wilma Currier, Adams, NY; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Bette Woolson, Brooksville, FL, many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; stepfather, William V. Sweet; and four brothers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday from the Harter Funeral Home, 2983 W. Main St., Parish, NY. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

CHERYL J. HOCKEY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 17, 2013

Cheryl J. Hockey, 66, Farr Rd., Clayton, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 13, 2013, at her home under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Wednesday, June 19, from 4 – 7PM. The funeral service will be at the Depauville United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 20, at 11AM with Pastor Donald Briant officiating and burial will be at the convenience of the family in Clayton Cemetery.

Mrs. Hockey was born in Alexandria Bay on July 9, 1946, daughter of Capt. Gordon G. and Geneva J. Newton Hutchinson. She attended Clayton schools and graduated from Pulaski High School.

A marriage to James John Robbins ended in divorce. She married Lawrence C. “Larry” Hockey in December 1983 in the town of Pamelia.

Cheryl worked with her father at Hutchinson’s Clam Bar, Clayton. She worked at Crowley Foods, LaFargeville and then was a retailer in the PX on Ft. Drum.

She was a member of the Clayton United Methodist Church and attended the Depauville United Methodist Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in LaFargeville and was a member of several bowling leagues at Seaway Lanes and Brunswick Bowl, both in Watertown. She enjoyed baking, especially baking cakes for her friends and family. Cheryl also enjoyed crocheting, card playing, dancing, traveling on motorcycles, and was a movie buff. She enjoyed boating, the St. Lawrence River, and cruises up the Rideau Canal.

Besides her husband, Larry, she is survived by her son, John G. Robbins and his fiancee, Renay Aarons, Dexter; her daughter and her husband, JennieLynn and Kenneth Bond, Clayton, children from her first marriage; 3 step children, Danny and Debbie Hockey, Watertown, Tim Hockey, Clayton, and Charlene and Dennis Spina, Skaneateles; 5 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 8 step great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Ralph J. Hutchinson, who died September 5, 2003.

Donations in her name may be made to either Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to the Depauville United Methodist Church, c/o Clayton United Methodist Church, 324 John St., Clayton, NY 13624.

PEACOCK

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 21, 2013

Elizabeth D. Peacock

July 18, 2013

Elizabeth D. Peacock, age 59, life resident of Richland, passed away Thursday at Oswego Hospital.

Elizabeth was born February 7, 1954 in Richland, the daughter of Henry and Joyce Tanner Scott. She graduated from Pulaski High School. Elizabeth married David Peacock on April 16, 1977. She was previously employed by the Portly Angler Lodge in Pulaski as office manager for several years. She had also worked for Muench-Kreuzer Candle Company in Syracuse. Elizabeth was a 35-year member of the Richland Volunteer Fire Department and an EMT for NOCA in Pulaski. She was also a Fire Commissioner for the Richland Fire District.

Surviving are her husband, David; one son, Eric Peacock of Richland; two daughters, Katrina Peacock and Traci (Richard) Babcock both of Richland; her mother, Joyce Scott of Richland; four brothers, Clinton, Mitchell and Corey Scott all of Richland and Michael Scott of Mexico; four sisters, Cathy Wheeler of Williamstown, Linda Delosh and Jennifer Scott both of Richland and Christine Newton of Boylston; and seven grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to the Richland Fire Department, PO Box 214, Richland, NY 13144. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

WHALEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 1, 2013

Anna M. Whaley

July 28, 2013

Anna M. Whaley, age 92, resident of Fulton, passed away Sunday at Oswego Hospital. Anna lived in Fulton since 2001, and had previously lived in Richland and Syracuse. She was born March 1, 1921 in Richland. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1940. Anna was employed by Prestolite in Syracuse for 34 years, retiring in 1980. She was an avid bowler, and she bowled in several leagues in Syracuse. Anna also appeared on the television show Bowling for Dollars.

Surviving: one son, Lawrence Whaley of Fulton; four grandchildren, Lorie E. Guernesy of Mexico, Terri Ackerman of Carmi, IL, James Whaley of Fulton, and Christopher Whaley of Baldwinsville; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Donations in Anna’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., East Syracuse, NY 13057.

JOSS

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 13, 2013

Terry L. Joss

August 10, 2013

Terry L. Joss, age 64, resident of Pulaski, passed away Saturday in Oswego. Terry resided in Pulaski and Pineville for 52 years before moving to Florida in 2002. She was born December 9, 1948 in Syracuse, the daughter of Edison and Dorothy Klunder Joss. Terry graduated from Pulaski High School in 1969. She was employed by P&C Markets in Pulaski for 26 years, and had previously worked at Chappell’s Department Store in Syracuse.

Surviving are two daughters, Heather (Nick) Byanski of Grand Rapids, MI and Brooke (Brett) Ceterski of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Barbara Moore of Fulton and Spring Stenson of Orwell; six brothers, Bruce Joss of Oswego, John Joss of Oregon, Ron Joss of Altmar, Dean Joss of Pulaski, Lance Joss of Woodville and Randy Joss of Pulaski; and five grandchildren.

Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations in Terry’s memory may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

LIBBEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 5, 2013

Colleen M. (Waters) Libbey

September 4, 2013

Colleen M. (Waters) Libbey, age 61, resident of Oswego since 1986, passed away Wednesday at University Hospital in Syracuse. Colleen was born March 14, 1952 in Syracuse, the daughter of D. Curtis and Ann (Tolan) Waters. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1970.

Surviving: two sons, Timothy G. Libbey of Granby and Theodore (Colleen) Libbey of Oswego; one daughter, Tracey (Dale) Burgin of Oswego; two sisters, Patricia Wilson and Nancy Peer, both of Windsor, CT; one brother, Richard Waters of Pulaski, and three grandchildren, Makayla, Mason and Brielle.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

MOWERS

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 8, 2013

Charles R. Mowers

September 4, 2013

Charles R. Mowers “Duff”, “Charlie”, 66, of Richland New York, passed away on September 4, 2013, at his home, with his family by his side.

There will be a private memorial service held on Saturday, September 7.

He was born in Syracuse, NY, on September 27, 1946. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1964. He was married to Susan Bielewicz on September 22, 1972; they were married 40 glorious years.

In 1975, Duff hired out with the Penn Central Railroad in the track department. During his railroad career he also worked for Conrail before retiring with CSX in 2006 as a machinist. He also enjoyed long golf cart rides at Brennan’s Beach with his best friend and K9 companion, Sophie Marie by his side.

Duff is survived by his loving wife, Susan Mowers; his devoted sons, Carl (Chip) Mowers and Charles A. Mowers; his beautiful daughters, Christy Bush and Monica Salisbury. Duff had nine wonderful grandchildren, Tessa Marie Mowers, Preston Carl Mowers, Carlee Elizabeth Mowers, Ethan Charles Mowers, Carter Lawrence Mowers, Mathew Jordan Simon, Mark William Simon, Scott Andrew Simon, and Victoria Elyse Salisbury. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Dorothy and Carl Mowers, both of whom walked with him as he entered his eternal here after. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, New York 13126.

The family of Charles R. Mowers wishes to thank Oswego County Hospice, with a special thanks to Carol, Kathy, Dr. T, Dr. Zhyng, Lanie in ICU at St. Joe’s Hospital, and all the wonderful nurses, all of which we couldn’t have done this without.

Farone & Son Funeral Home has arrangements.

JOSEPHINE M. NICHOLSON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 29, 2013

Josephine M. Nicholson, age 79, resident of Pulaski, passed away Friday at her home. Josephine (Jo) had resided in Pulaski since 1969 and had previously lived in Richmond, VA. She was born May 7, 1934 in Pittsfield, MA.

She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1951. Jo married Hugh Nicholson on November 15, 1977. She was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Pittsfield, MA. She was also employed by Pulaski High School and later Oswego County BOCES where she retired from in 1978. Jo was a member of several Pulaski Bowling Leagues.

Surviving her husband, Hugh, three sons, Jeffrey (Karen) Sottung of Pulaski, Steven (Donna) Sottung of West Grove, PA and Dwight Sottung (Lori Clark) of Pulaski, two daughters Jeanette (Terry) Wilson and Nancy (Harlan) Stevenson both of Pulaski, 3 stepsons, Scot (Cindy) Nicholson, Dean (Toni) Nicholson, and David (Jodi) Nicholson, all of Pulaski, two stepdaughters, Jody (Scott) Wickert, of Cicero and Luann (Tab) Holliday, of Georgia, two brothers, Charles A. Mancivalano of Pittsfield, MA and Michael Mancivalano of Houston, TX, 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Central New York Affiliate, 5008 Brittonfield Pkwy. Suite 300, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

HELEN J. BARTRAM

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – October 21, 2013

Helen J. Bartram, 90, passed Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a patient.

Born Jochanna Helen Pawlus in Eureka, CA, on August 16, 1923, daughter of Andrew and Mary Pawlus.

Helen lived in West Virginia and Pulaski, NY while growing up. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942. She graduated in 1944 from the Watertown Business School of Commerce. She went to work as an accountant at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, Pine Camp, and retired from JCC.

She married William L. Bartram Sr. in June of 1946 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown. Mr. and Mrs. Bartram moved to Duffy Rd. in Watertown in 1957. Mr. Bartram passed in 1993. In 2005 she resided with her son and daughter in law at 17764 Cook Rd., Watertown.

She was a member of the Watertown American Legion Auxiliary.

Among her survivors are her son and daughter in law, William L. and Colleen A. Bartram Jr., Watertown; 5 grandsons, 8 great grandchildren, a sister, Mary Julia Carson, Great Bend, NY, several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Peter Pawlus and a brother in law, Stewart Carson died before her.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. A graveside service will take place privately for the family on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Sanford Corners Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown.

BALCOM

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 12, 2013

David M. Balcom

November 11, 2013

David M. Balcom, age 74, life resident of Pulaski passed away Monday at his home. David was born April 13, 1939 in Pulaski, the son of Vann and Ella King Balcom. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1959. David married Donna Clemons on September 8, 1962. David was well known for being the owner and operator of Balcom’s Sunoco for seven years. He retired from the Town of Richland Highway Department in 2000.

Surviving are wife, Donna D.; three sons, Kevin and Betty Balcom of Pulaski, Kirk Balcom of Atlanta, GA and Kip and Terry Balcom of Pulaski; two daughters, Kathy and Rodney Horning of Lufkin, TX and Kelly and Gregg Henderson of Apex, NC; two brothers, John and Earl Balcom; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. David was predeceased by his stepmother, Constance Rogers Balcom and his bothers, Alton, Francis and Leonard.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, at the Sandy Creek Methodist Church, with a private burial at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “The David M. Balcom Memorial Fund,” sent to Sandy Creek Methodist Church, P.O. Box 158 Sandy Creek, NY 13145 or the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Rd, 2nd Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

ROSSMAN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 17, 2013

Reverend James Rossman

November 15, 2013

Reverend James Rossman, age 80, resident of Pierrepont Manor went to be with the Lord on Friday. James was born May 10, 1933, in Liverpool, the son of Clark and Geraldine Rossman. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1950 and served in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in 1954 as a sergeant. James married Esther Kastler on May 4, 1956 in Liverpool, and she went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2013. He was employed as an LPN by House of the Good Samaritan and Hospice in Watertown. He also worked as a tree arborist, property caretaker and manager and monument designer. Reverend Rossman became an ordained minister with the Pilgrim of Holiness Church of NY Inc. serving as a pastor with his wife of 57 years, Esther, at churches in Ogdensburg, Amsterdam, NY and Erma, NJ, retiring in 1999. James used his talent as a craftsman working with Ken Harris Decoys, carving and hand painting them.

Surviving are three daughters, Cindy VanVranken of Rodman, Holly (Bill) Babcock of Pierrepont Manor and Jeri (Gerald) Mitchell of Watertown; two sons, Mark (Carolyn) Rossman of Concord, AL and Scott (Rhonda) Rossman of Hueytown, AL; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. James was predeceased by one sister, Ann Hence; and his son-in-law, Edwin VanVranken.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County Inc., 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

LUX

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 17, 2013

Mrs. Ruth Ann Lux and Mr David Adams are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Anne to Bradley Ebert son of Nancy Stevenson and David Ebert. Sarah is a graduate of Bishop Ludden and Crouse School of Nursing. She is an RN at Crouse hospital. Brad graduated from Pulaski High School and Utica SUNY IT. He is employed at National Grid. A June 21st 2014 wedding is planned at Most Holy Rosary.

MOOT

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 24, 2013

Thelma J. Moot

December 18, 2013

Thelma J. Moot, age 68, life resident of Pineville and Pulaski passed away Wednesday, December 18, at Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville, FL. She was born March 19, 1945 in Syracuse. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1963. Thelma married Barry Moot on November 21, 1964. She resided in Pineville for 46 years. She was employed by American Greeting Card Company as a merchandiser for many years. She was previously employed by Ames Department Store in Pulaski. Thelma was a member of Robert Edwards Post #358 American Legion Auxiliary for 40 years, and the Williamstown American Legion Auxiliary for the past two years. She was also a member of Streamside Golf Course.

Surviving her husband, Barry; two sons, Kenneth (Edna) Moot of Cheraw, SC and Joseph Moot of Pineville; several brothers and sisters, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Thelma was predeceased by her mother, Oleta Trumble.

Funeral services in the spring at a time to be announced. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

HAGER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 31, 2013

Alfred Hager

December 24, 2013

Alfred Hager, age 69, life resident of Pulaski passed away, Tuesday, December 24, at his home. He was born October 25, 1944 in Watertown. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1963. Alfred was married to Penny Harvey. He was employed by the Fulton Companies for 23 years, retiring in 2006. He was previously employed by Nicholson Farms for 22 years, and Douglaston Manor.

Surviving his wife, Penny; one stepson, Thomas Balcom of San Jose, CA; one brother, Alan (Joyce) Hager of Pulaski; and one sister, Geraldine Hager of Parish.

Funeral Services will be held in the spring at a time to be announced, with a spring burial in South Richland Cemetery in Fernwood. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

WILDER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 16, 2014

Venita L. Wilder

February 13, 2014

Venita L. Wilder, 92, of Spring Brook Apts. in Pulaski, passed away Thursday at home under the care of her family and Oswego County Hospice. Born October 4, 1921 in Pulaski. Daughter of the late Lawrence and Colette Wilbur Skinner. Graduated from Pulaski High School in 1939. She was married to Robert J. Wilder in 1949. They farmed in the Town of Sandy Creek. Mr. Wilder died in 1991.

Survived by her children, Jim Wilder of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Valerie Hellinger of Goffstown, NH, Joan (Robert) Spink of Pulaski, Linda Wilder of Liverpool, Joe (Chris) Wilder of Rochester; a brother, Charles Skinner of Manlius; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild. Predeceased by a son, Larry Wilder.

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Summerville Funeral Home in Sandy Creek with Pastor Jesse Grimes officiating. Spring burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

ANNE V. NELSON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – February 18, 2014

Anne V. Nelson, age 67, resident of Sandy Creek, formerly of Stillwater, passed away Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Anne resided in Stillwater in Herkimer County for 18 years before moving to Sandy Creek in 2013. She had previously lived in the Town of Albion and Parish. She was born October 23, 1946, in Syracuse, the daughter of Phillip and Darcy Davey Forbes. She graduated Pulaski High School in 1964. Anne married Harold Nelson on May 15, 1965. She was employed by the Stillwater Restaurant & Hotel for 18 years, retiring in 2013. She was previously employed by Oswego County BOCES and Fulton Boiler Works. Anne was a member of the Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary Robert Edward Post #358, and Christ Our Light Parish in Pulaski.

Surviving are her husband Harold A. Nelson Sr., two sons, Harold A. (Jessica) Nelson Jr. of Pulaski and Douglas Nelson (Jeff Coyne) of Cicero, one daughter Valerie (William) Fowler of Sandy Creek, three brothers, Phillip Forbes of Virginia, Larry Forbes of Mexico and Clay Forbes of Central Square, two sisters, Nancy Hilton of Pulaski and Kathy Priest of Parish and seven grandchildren.

Anne was a beloved wife and mother who gave selflessly to others. She went to dance among the stars, with all of those who departed before her. Her big heart and smile will light up heaven, as she watches over us.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, NY, with a spring burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 17 Technology Place,PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220 or the United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Rd., Richland, NY 13144.

WEBB

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 20, 2014

Donald Larry Webb

May 18, 2014

Donald Larry Webb, age 63, life resident of Fernwood passed away Sunday at his home. Donald was born May 5, 1951 in Oswego, the son of Donald L. and Johanne Osuchowski Webb. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1969. He married Cynthia Foltz on August 12, 1972. He was employed by Lockheed Martin for 32 years, retiring in 2012.

Surviving: his wife, Cynthia A.; one daughter, Christine (Don) Towery of Fernwood; one sister, Cynthia J. Webb of Clay; one brother, Gene A. Webb of Central Square; and one sister in-law, Deborah Budlong of Scio, NY.

Funeral Services at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, NY.

ARLENE M. HUTCHINSON

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 14, 2014

Arlene M. Hutchinson, 75, of the Lowe Road, died Thursday evening, June 12, 2014 at the Oswego Hospital.

Her funeral service will be 8:00 pm Wednesday June 18th, at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, with Rev. Beverly Bibbins officiating. Calling hours will precede the funeral beginning at 6:00 pm. Burial will be private in the Fairview Cemetery, Rodman.

Born July 20, 1938 in Middletown, NY, daughter of Arthur and Doris Litts Keator, she graduated from Pulaski High School.

She married David L. Hutchinson in 1956 in the Fernwood Methodist Church, Fernwood, NY. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Mexico for many years before moving to their home in Rodman in 1992.

Mrs. Hutchinson worked in the office at Parish Oil and the Mexico School District, where she worked in food service, retiring after 25 years.

Surviving besides her husband David, is one son Jeffery D. (Lois) Hutchinson, Mexico; two daughters, Melonie J. (Ralph) Goodwin, Mexico, Janelle M. Hutchinson, Nyack, NY; four grandchildren; one brother, Donald Keator, Parish; and two nephews.

Mrs. Hutchinson was a member of the OES Lucille Chapter, Rodman, and prior member of the Pulaski and Mexico Chapters of OES. She was a board member of the Historical Association of South Jefferson.

She was a past member of the Fernwood Methodist Church.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to the Historical Association of South Jefferson, 29 East Church Street, Adams, NY 13605.

MALTBY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 17, 2014

Ann L. Maltby

June 3, 2014

Ann L. Maltby, 73, of Hastings, NY, was welcomed into Heaven on June 3, 2014. She was born June 3, 1941, in Pulaski, NY, a daughter of Jay and Ruth Maltby. Ann graduated from Pulaski High School, and attended college in Buffalo and Syracuse receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree, and then master’s degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Ann was a lab technician at Upstate Medical Center for 30 years. After retiring she returned to do the same line of work part-time for the Community-General Hospital, which later became known as Laboratory Alliance.

Ann was a Christian that led by example. She was a member of Wellspring Family Life Church, previously known as Brewerton Assembly of God. Ann participated in missions, served as a missionette teacher for 26 years, and was a volunteer counselor for the Christian Ministry New Hope Family Services. She was on the board of directors for the senior camping program at Camp Hollis, and led senior craft group. Ann was in the Red Hat Society, the Central Square Craft Group, and a 13-year member of TOPS. She enjoyed traveling, cruises, card playing, and especially loved cats.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Wellspring Family Life Church, under the direction of the Watson Funeral Home, Central Square, NY. Interment at South Richland Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wellspring Family Life Church, 137 US Route 11, Central Square, NY 13036.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Family Services, 3519 James Street, Syracuse, NY; the Wellspring Family Life Church, 137 US Route 11, Central Square, NY 13036 or the American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206.

THOMAS WOODRUFF

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – June 24, 2014

Thomas A. Woodruff, age 62, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Friday at his home. Thomas was born May 18, 1952, the son of Richard and Janice Folts Woodruff Sr.

He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1971. He was last employed by Biospherix in Lacona as a supervisor for several years. He was previously employed by the Fulton Companies for 20 years. Thomas was a member of Ham Radio Operators.

Surviving are one daughter, Heather (Curt) Mann of Irmo, SC, his father, Richard Woodruff Sr. of Salida, CO, two brothers, Richard Woodruff Jr. of Walsenburg, CO and Gerard (Tamara) Woodruff of Pulaski, one sister, Jan Marie Holloway of Summerville, SC and one granddaughter, Marissa Mann of Irmo, SC.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery.

A calling hour will be held from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western & Central New York, 4043 Maple Road Suite 105, Amherst, NY 14226.

MOOT

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – June 26, 2014

Thelma J. Moot

December 18, 2013

Thelma J. Moot, age 68, life resident of Pineville and Pulaski, passed away Wednesday, December 18, at Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville, FL. She was born March 19, 1945 in Syracuse. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1963. Thelma married Barry Moot on November 21, 1964. She resided in Pineville for 46 years. She was employed by American Greeting Card Company as a merchandiser for many years. She was previously employed by Ames Department Store in Pulaski. Thelma was a member of Robert Edwards Post #358 American Legion Auxiliary for 40 years, and the Williamstown American Legion Auxiliary for the past two years. She was also a member of Streamside Golf Course.

Surviving: her husband, Barry; two sons, Kenneth (Edna) Moot of Cheraw, SC and Joseph Moot of Pineville, several brothers and sisters, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Thelma was predeceased by her mother, Oleta Trumble.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Pulaski Cemetery. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

HIBBARD

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 8, 2014

William J. Hibbard III

July 4, 2014

William J. Hibbard III, age 37, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Friday as a result of an accident. William was born September 27, 1976, in Syracuse the son of Lawrence C. and Linda Hubbard Hibbard. He graduated from Pulaski High School. He was previously employed by Schoeller Technical Paper in Pulaski.

Surviving are two sons, William and Cash, both of Pulaski; one sister, Lisa (Jim) Sheeley of Pulaski; maternal grandfather, Harold Hubbard of Pulaski; and niece and nephew, Lacey and Jonathan Sheeley of Pulaski. William was predeceased by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at noon Thursday, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the funeral.

MANWARREN

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 10, 2014

Ward J. Manwarren

July 7, 2014

Ward J. Manwarren, age 60, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Monday at his home after a long illness. Ward was born July 22, 1953, in Syracuse, the son of Thomas E. and Jean P. Ellis Manwarren. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1971 and received an Associate’s Degree from Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. He was employed by Watertown Correctional Facility for ten years, retiring due to ill health. He was formerly affiliated with Jehovah’s Witnesses of Adams. Ward was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, an excellent golfer and enjoyed watching sports on TV.

Surviving are his mother, Jean P. Manwarren of Pulaski; two sisters, Marjorie (David) Minotti of North Tonawanda and Joan C. Pfluger of Pulaski; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Thomas Manwarren who passed away in 1997.

In honor of Ward’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Burial will be conducted privately at South Richland Cemetery. Those who wish to honor his memory may donate to a charitable organization of their choice.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

DAWLEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – July 10, 2014

Frederick “Bud” D. Dawley

July 8, 2014

Frederick “Bud” D. Dawley, age 76, resident of Fulton, passed away Tuesday at Morningstar Care Center in Oswego. He was a resident of Fulton for the past 16 years, and had previously lived in Phoenix for 28 years, and Pulaski prior to that. He was born October 22, 1937 in Pulaski, the son of Winfred and Marie Mangus Dawley. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1955. Frederick served in the United States Army from 1956 until 1957. He married Joann “Cherie” Littler on August 27, 1966. He was employed by P&C Food Markets for 31 years, retiring in 1997. He was previously employed by NYS Department of Transportation. Frederick was member of Teamsters Local #317 of Syracuse and the Fulton VFW.

Surviving are his wife, Joann “Cherie” Dawley of Fulton; two daughters, Traci (Charlie) Fitch of Macedon and Lori (Michael) Dawley Fields of Brewerton; three grandchildren, Carlie Fields and Jessie Pickreign, and Caleb Fitch, and two great-grandsons, Dominic and Leilenn Backes. Frederick was predeceased by his parents and one stepson, Scott Petrie who passed away in 2000.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Safe and Sound with Amaya, 4775 Country Club Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215 or Morningstar Care Center, c/o Activities Fund, Oswego, NY 13216.

WARD MANWARREN

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 10, 2014

Ward J. Manwarren, age 60, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Monday at his home after a long illness. Ward was born July 22, 1953, in Syracuse, the son of Thomas E. and Jean P. Ellis Manwarren. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1971 and received an Associate’s Degree from Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. He was employed by Watertown Correctional Facility for ten years, retiring due to ill health. He was formerly affiliated with Jehovah’s Witnesses of Adams. Ward was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, an excellent golfer and enjoyed watching sports on TV.

Surviving are his mother Jean P. Manwarren of Pulaski, two sisters, Marjorie (David) Minotti of North Tonawanda and Joan C. Pfluger of Pulaski, and several nieces, nephews and great- nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Thomas Manwarren who passed away in 1997.

In honor of Ward’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Burial will be conducted privately at South Richland Cemetery. Those who wish to honor his memory may donate to a charitable organization of their choice. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

FRARY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 14, 2014

Edith B. Frary

September 6, 2014

Edith B. Frary, aged 90, life resident of Pulaski passed away Saturday, September 6, at Loretto Heights Nursing Home. Edith was born August 24, 1924 in Pulaski, the daughter of Pratt and Margaret Adelmann Balcom. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942. Edith married Willard G. Frary on August 11, 1944 and he passed away November 16, 2002. She was employed by GTE for 40 years, retiring in 1982. Edith was a life member of the Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski, and she and her husband were avid campers.

Surviving are three daughters, Dianne (Harold) Nelson of Camden, NC, Susan (Lloyd) Darrohn of Baldwinsville and Carol (Kim) Caufield of Pulaski; two brothers, Pratt and Stephen Balcom, both of Pulaski; and one sister, Alice Ward of Colorado Springs, CO; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

Donations may be made in Edith’s memory to the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

MATOTT

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 14, 2014

Dixie L. Matott

September 10, 2014

Dixie L. Matott, age 76, resident of Centerville since 1983, formerly of Pulaski and Fulton, passed away Wednesday at her home. Dixie was born November 19, 1937 in Lacona, the daughter of Francis and Evelyn Stacy Rider. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1955. Dixie was predeceased by her husband, Richard E. Matott, in 1965 and her son, Robert W. Matott, in 2006. She was employed by GE in Syracuse for several years. She also worked as a waitress at Frick & Frack Restaurant in Pulaski, where she retired after 25 years of employment.

Surviving are one son, Ernest (Kim) Matott of Pulaski; one daughter, Tammy Tarbell of Sandy Pond; two brothers, Claude (Dottie) Stowell of Florida and Gene (Karen) Stowell of Mexico; one sister, Donna (Jim) Babcock of Orwell; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Ryan) Steinberg, Jerimiah Tarbell, Nicholas Matott, Samantha Matott and Amanda Wallis; and two great-grandsons, Dillan and Logan Steinberg.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street in Pulaski from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a funeral service that will follow, at 1 p.m. along with a committal service at the Pulaski Cemetery on Route 11 North.

EDITH FRARY

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 14, 2014

Edith B. Frary, aged 90, life resident of Pulaski passed away Saturday, September 6, at Loretto Heights Nursing Home. Edith was born August 24, 1924 in Pulaski, the daughter of Pratt and Margaret Adelmann Balcom. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942. Edith married Willard G. Frary on August 11, 1944 and he passed away November 16, 2002. She was employed by GTE for 40 years, retiring in 1982. Edith was a life member of the Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski, and she and her husband were avid campers.

Surviving are three daughters, Dianne (Harold) Nelson of Camden, NC, Susan (Lloyd) Darrohn of Baldwinsville and Carol (Kim) Caufield of Pulaski, two brothers, Pratt and Stephen Balcom both of Pulaski and one sister, Alice Ward of Colorado Springs, CO, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Donations may be made in Edith’s memory to the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

SCHRYVER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – October 12, 2014

Ann Potish Schryver

October 9, 2014

Ann Potish Schryver aged 89, resident of Pulaski, passed away Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Ann was born September 6, 1925 in Maine, NY, and moved to the Town of Richland where her father bought their homestead of 85 years at Bethel Corners. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1943. Ann worked on the New York Central Railroad during WWII. She was also employed by General Electric, where she was active in the Local 320 union, for 38 years, retiring in 1987. Ann was a longtime member and office of JB Butler Corps 127, and the Oswego County Fair Association, and member and trustee of the Bethel Community Center.

Surviving are one grandson, Mark Schryver of Queens, NY; two great-grandsons, Nicholas Schryver of Dewitt and Zachary Schryver of Constantia; one brother, Victor Potish of Sandy Pond; one daughter in-law, Linda Jones of Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by one son, Michael Schryver Sr., who died in 2001; and one grandson, Michael Schryver Jr., who died in 1992.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Pulaski Cemetery. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Ann’s loving caregivers; Sue, Helen, Dr. DeBlair, Linda, and yes, George, who put in a garden for Ann to enjoy her last few months on the homestead.

PETERSON

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 2, 2014

Edward J. Peterson II

October 29, 2014

Edward J. Peterson II, aged 63, longtime resident of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at his home from injuries sustained in an accident. Edward was born September 12, 1951 in Utica. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1969 and from Canton Technical College in 1971. Edward married Patricia Pacific in 1975. He was employed by P&C Markets as a supervisor at the Food Distribution Warehouse in Baldwinsville, and had previously been employed by Acme Food Market. He retired in 2012 after 38 years of employment. Edward was a member of Teamster’s Local #317 in Syracuse.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia A.; his parents, Edward and Dorothy Peterson of Pulaski; one brother, James (Shelia) Peterson of Franklin, MA; one sister, Nancy Lobello of Liverpool and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 4, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with a burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Edward’s memory to the United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Rd., Richland, NY 13144.

JARRELL

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 11, 2014

Grace A. Jarrell

November 7, 2014

Grace A. Jarrell age 80, formerly of Pulaski; passed away Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, GA. Grace resided in Pulaski until 1973, when she moved to Florida for 30 years. She also lived in Georgia before moving to Watertown in 2008. Grace was born February 23, 1934 in Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski High School. Grace married William Singleton on June 13, 1953, and he passed away on March 5, 1971. She then married Howard Jarrell in 1981. She was employed by Dictaphone Co. in Melbourne, FL for 10 years, retiring in 1996. She had also been employed by GE in Syracuse. Grace was a member of Anderson Drive Baptist Church in Jesup, GA.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah (Robert) Stainton of Pulaski and Donna Sloan of Jesup, GA; one brother, Floyd “Short” Carpenter of North Syracuse; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, at the Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street in Pulaski with a burial in South Richland Cemetery in Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral.

ROBERT HAX

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – November 17, 2014

Robert G. Hax aged 67, resident of Pulaski since 1960, passed away Friday at Oswego Hospital. Robert was born November 27, 1946 in Watertown. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1965 and from Simmons School of Mortuary Science in 1972. Robert served in the United States Army from 1969 until 1972. He was employed by the US Postal Office in Pulaski for 20 years. He had previously been employed by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, as a licensed funeral director, for several years and also the VA Medical Center. He was a member of the Robert Edwards American Legion Post #357 in Pulaski.

Surviving are one brother, Karl (Karen) Hax of Pulaski, one sister, Cynthia (Terry) Allen of Pulaski, one son Allan Malina of Lynchburg, VA, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his parents Karl W. Hax Sr. and Madolyn Hurley Hax.

Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, at the Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street in Pulaski with burial at in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made to the United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Road, Richland, NY 13114.

GAYNE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – November 25, 2014

Mary Lou Gayne

November 20, 2014

Mary Lou Gayne, age 79, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Thursday at Seneca Hill Manor in Oswego. Mary Lou was born December 24, 1934 in Syracuse, the daughter of Floyd and Dorothy Coon Gayne. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1952. Mary Lou was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Jim (Barb) Gayne of Altmar and Arthur (Debbie) Gayne of Pulaski, and two sisters, Beverly Gayne and Norma Gregory, both of Pulaski. Mary Lou was predeceased by a brother, William and sister, Millie.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, November 30, at the Pulaski Baptist Church, Bridge Street, Pulaski with a spring burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Arrangements by Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street in Pulaski.

SPICER

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 4, 2014

Tyler J. Spicer

December 2, 2014

Tyler J. Spicer, aged 36, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Tyler was born January 26, 1978 in Watertown. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1996, and he was previously employed by the Fulton Companies.

Surviving are his parents, Debra and Andy Gibbs of Pulaski, father, William Spicer of TN; two brothers, Scott (Rhonda) Spicer and Dylan (Faith) Gibbs, both of Pulaski; one sister, Erin (Chad) Seyer of Cicero; maternal grandfather, Donald Pratt (Robin Woolson); paternal grandmother, Eleanor Spicer, all of Pulaski; and paternal grandfather, James Spicer of GA; three nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, December 6, at the Foster Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from noon to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

CHIASSON

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 7, 2014

Bridget A. Chiasson

December 5, 2014

Bridget A. Chiasson, 53 of Phoenix, NY. Born in Oswego. Bridget graduated from Pulaski High School and the State University of New York at Oswego. She was a Provider Relations Representative for GHI Insurance at East Syracuse. Surviving are her domestic partner, John Newton of Phoenix; a son, Errick (Lacey and Misha) Chiasson of Liverpool; a sister, Audrea Morse of NC; two brothers, Mark Deming of NJ and James Deming of Baldwinsville; her stepmother, Winifred Nelson of KS and other loving family members.

Calling hours only 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main Street, Phoenix. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Allanson-Glanville-Tappan

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FAHNESTOCK

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 16, 2014

James F. Fahnestock

November 29, 2014

James F. Fahnestock, aged 89, former resident of Pulaski passed away on November 29, 2014, in Sun City Center, Florida where he had been a resident for the last several years. James was born May 25, 1925, in Oswego, the son of James and Katherine King Fahnestock. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1943. He graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1945 receiving a BS degree. James served in the United States Navy from 1947 until 1949. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1951 with his second BS degree in Math. He then went on to obtain his Master’s degree from Syracuse University. He married Carol Fisher on June 30, 1974. James began his teaching career at Liverpool High School. He went on to teach math at Sandy Creek Central School for 25 years, also was a school bus driver and Math Department Chairperson, retiring in 1978. He owned and operated Fahnestock Fabric Store in Pulaski; he also owned and operated Fahnestock’s Water with his son, Tom. James was a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Parish, Charter Member of Bernard Gregg Knights of Columbus, and he was a Charter Member and Coach of the Liverpool and Pulaski Little League. He was a past member of the Pulaski Board of Education. While in Sun City Center, James participated in many clubs and activities within the Sun City Community.

Surviving are his wife, Carol; two sons, James (Tess) Fahnestock of Texas, Thomas (Robin) of Pulaski; two daughters, Theresa (William) Reusswig of Tennessee, Sandra Daly (Mike Sacco) of Pulaski; one stepson, David (Michelle) Orr of North Carolina, 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. James was predeceased by one son, Bruce, who passed away in 1969.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 20, at Christ Our Light Parish, 23 Niagara Street, Pulaski. Arrangements by Foster Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to Life Path Hospice 908 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573.

METZ

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 15, 2015

Beverly J. Metz

January 12, 2015

Beverly J. Metz, aged 76, resident of Altmar for the past 36 years passed Monday at Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville. Beverly was born August 11, 1938 in Syracuse, the daughter of William and Beatrice Baker Lloyd. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1956. Beverly married D. Boyd Metz, and he passed away in 1994. She was employed by Trust Nursery for several years.

Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne Florendo of Scotch Plains, NJ and Laurie Metz of Huntington Station, NY; three sons, David Bacon of Fulton, Timothy Bacon of Pulaski, and Christopher Bacon of Dix Hills, NY; five sisters, Elaine Tilkins of Florida, Marion Engle of Pulaski, Nancy Reynolds of Pulaski, Joanne Lallier of Mexico, Barbara Lloyd of Liverpool; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s research at this link www.alz.org/donate.

HOWARD

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – April 12, 2015

Julia I. Howard

April 7, 2015

Julia I. Howard, age 91, resident of Pulaski and Orwell for most of her life, passed away Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Julia was born February 10, 1924 in Orwell, the daughter of Joseph and Cecil Blodgett Hutchins. She graduated from Pulaski High School. Julia, a single parent, worked hard to provide for her two sons, she work-ed six days a week for many years at the Log Cabin Restaurant and Seeley’s Restaurant in Pulaski. She spent most of her working life in the heart of the snow-belt, and even through difficult times she would never concede, always putting her family first. Following a well deserved retirement, she spent time traveling, relaxing and enjoying life with her many friends and family.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph (Terri) Howard and Brian (Pamela) Howard, both of Pulaski; two sisters, Lilly (Bob) Franklin and Ruby “Robin” Woolson, both of Pulaski; six grandchildren, Ashley, Billy, Matt, Andrew, Joey and Alex; two great-grandchildren, Harrison and Willa. Julia was predeceased by one brother, Fred Hutchins and two sisters, Norma Hutchins and Frieda Kaul.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Donations can be made in Julia’s name to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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.

DAWLEY

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 16, 2015

Joann “Cherie” Dawley

August 12, 2015

Joann “Cherie” Dawley, age 69, resident of Fulton for the past 17 years, formerly of Phoenix, passed away Wednesday at Morningstar Nursing Home in Oswego. Joann was born November 13, 1945 in Pulaski, the daughter of Harmon and Joann Killion Littler. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1963, and she received a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from College Misericordia in Pennsylvania. Joann married Frederick “Bud” Dawley on August 27, 1966 and he passed away July 8, 2014.

Surviving are two daughters, Traci (Charles) Fitch of Macedon and Lori Dawley of Cicero; one brother, Bruce Littler of Clay; three grandchildren, Jessie Pickreign, Carlie Fields and Caleb Fitch, and two great-grandsons, Dominick and Leilenn. She was predeceased by one son, Scott Petrie and one brother, George Littler.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, August 17, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral.

JACKSON

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – September 3, 2015

John L. Jackson

September 2, 2015

John L. Jackson, age 65, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. John was born June 30, 1950 in Watertown, the son of Leon and Ruby Towles Jackson. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1969. John married Lorelei Hutchinson on July 6, 1985. He was employed by Scapa Tape North America in Liverpool for the past 13 years, and had previously been employed by Schoeller Technical Papers for 16 years and Omega Wire Co.

Surviving are his wife, Lori Jackson; one son, Jon Jackson of Oswego; two stepsons, Christian (Katie) Hood of Fulton and Jason (Desere) Hood of Pulaski; his mother, Ruby Jackson of Watertown; two sisters, Pamela (Michael) Martin of North Carolina and Mary Jo Jackson of Watertown; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 5, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in South Richland Cemetery, Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donald G. Gregory

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – September 22, 2015

Donald G. Gregory, aged 80, life resident of Pulaski passed away Friday at Seneca Hill Manor in Volney. Donald was born August 24, 1935 in Pulaski, the son of Reuben and Ruth Towsley Gregory. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1953 and Delhi ATC in 1955. Donald married Catherine Alvord on June 15, 1963. He was involved in the Pulaski Grange #730, Boy Scouts, several bowling leagues, and he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Catherine, sons, Donald J. (Marguerite) of Pulaski and Benjamin (Lynn) of IN, daughters, Daphne Jane (John) Lipko of PA, Beth M. (Jeff) Hicks of Mattydale, grandchildren, Nichole Gregory, Erik (Lindsey) Gregory, Jeffrey (Cheyenne) Hicks, and Cody Hicks, two great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Kaia, sisters and brothers, Beverly Mosher, Connie Oberton, June Russell, Bob Trumble, Pat Branham, Lois Mosher, James Gregory, and Larry Gregory, sister in-law Margaret (Harold) Snow and many nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 24, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. immediately following calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sandy Creek/Lacona Food Pantry.

Mary J. Carson

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – December 4, 2015

Mary Julia Carson, 87, formerly of 100 Rogers Road, Black River, passed November 30, 2015 at the home of her nephew and his wife, William and Colleen Bartram.

A graveside service will take place at the Sanford Corners Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are with the Bruce Funeral Home, Black River.

She was born on August 27, 1928 in West Virginia, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Ockowska) Pawlus. She moved to Pulaski at an early age and graduated from the Pulaski High School.

She married Stewart Noel Carson in 1950. Mr. Carson worked 39 years for the NY Telephone Co., he passed October 28, 2002.

Mrs. Carson was a homemaker. She and her husband enjoyed wintering in Zephyrhills, FL for several years. She enjoyed gardening and golfing and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Among her survivors are a daughter, Carolyn Stowe; two grandsons; Richard and Jason Stowe; several nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to the Watertown SPCA Water St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Online condolences my be made at www.brucefh.com

VANDYKE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – December 31, 2015

Kristie A. VanDyke

December 28, 2015

Kristie A. VanDyke, aged 45, resident of Lacona and Sandy Creek for the past 25 years, passed away Monday at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. Kristie was born November 2, 1970, in Watertown, the daughter of George and Roberta Clark Shaw. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1989. Kristie married Charles VanDyke on October 27, 1990. She was formerly employed by Rite Aid as a pharmacy tech. Surviving are her husband, Charles F., one son, Tyler J., of Lacona, three brothers, George Shaw of Oswego, Kim Shaw of Alabama, Steve Shaw of North Carolina, and one stepsister, Vawn Otis of Massachusetts. Kristie was predeceased by one brother Robert Clark who passed away in 2005. Funeral Services will be held 5 p.m. Monday, January 4, at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with a spring burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made in Kristie’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

SCOTT

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 5, 2016

Joyce M. Scott January 2, 2016 Joyce M. Scott, aged 80, life resident of Richland passed away Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica. Joyce was born February 21, 1935 in Orwell, the daughter of Norman and Ruby Sparks Tanner. She graduated from Pulaski High School. Joyce was employed by Schoeller Technical Papers as a security guard for several years, and at Ames Department Store for many years, and she was also a seamstress. She was a member of the Lake Ontario OES Chapter #124, a lifetime member of the Richland Fire Department Auxiliary and the Oswego County Fireman’s Auxiliary. Surviving are four daughters, Linda DeLosh of Richland, Catherine Wheeler of Altmar, Jennifer Scott of Richland and Christine Newton of Boylston; four sons, Clinton, Mitchell, Corey Scott, all of Richland and Michael Scott from Phoenix; 68 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Joyce was predeceased by one son, Lynn Scott and one daughter, Elizabeth Peacock. Funeral Services will be held 5 p.m. Thursday, January 7, at the Richland Christian Church, 2652 County Route 2, Richland, NY 13144, with a spring burial at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church, prior to the funeral. Donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Richland Christian Church, or the Order of the Eastern Star Nursing Home, 8290 County Route 69, P.O. Box 959, Oriskany, NY 13424.

RUSSELL

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 17, 2016

Kristen B. Russell January 14, 2016 Kristen B. Russell, aged 34, life resident of Pulaski passed away unexpectedly Thursday at her mother’s home. Kristen was born August 1, 1981 in Watertown. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1999 and from SUNY Potsdam in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree. She earned her master’s from the University of Phoenix. Kristen married Mark Russell on July 12, 2008. She was employed by Soule Road Elementary School in the Liverpool School District for the past nine years. She was previously employed by Houston Independent School District for three years. Kristen was a member of the Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski. Surviving are her husband, Mark J.; and their children, Gavin, Audrey, Emery and Mac; her mother, Donna (John) Darling of Pulaski; father, Ken Nassoiy of Pulaski; one brother, Thurman (Brent) Nassoiy-Robinson of Houston; two sisters, Lisa (Sean Michaels) Haskins of Fairport and Gennifer Masters of Lakeland; maternal grandparents, Mary Manwaring of Auburn and Robert Manwaring of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews. Kristen was predeceased by her brother, Justin Nassoiy, who passed away, March 18, 2003. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, at the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street in Pulaski, with a spring burial at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Donations may be made in Kristen’s memory to the Justin Nassoiy Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 122, Pulaski, NY 13142.

COON

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – January 17, 2016

Betty J. Coon January 14, 2016 Betty J. Coon, age 93, life resident of Pulaski passed away Thursday at Oswego Hospital. Betty was born November 17, 1922 in Pulaski, the daughter of Clifford and Mary Austin Lynn. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1940 and from CCBI in Syracuse in 1942. Betty married Bert Coon on August 19, 1943 and he passed away in March of 2000. She was employed at Oswego County Cooperative Extension in Mexico, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church and a volunteer at the Pulaski Historical Society. Surviving are one son, John (Linda) Coon of Cicero; one daughter, Linda (Dean) Burdick of Central Square; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by one son, David Coon, who passed away in December of 2004. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with a spring burial in Riverside Cemetery, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made to the Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski, NY 13142.

BALCOM

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 14, 2016

Pratt A. Balcom February 10, 2016 Pratt A. Balcom, 82, of Pulaski, passed away peacefully on Wednesday. Born on May 24, 1933 to Pratt N. and Margaret (Adelmann) Balcom, Pratt graduated from Pulaski High School Class of 1951. He served with the US Army from 1953-1956 with the Security Agency. Pratt retired in 1990 as Assistant Vice President and Manager of Chase Lincoln Bank in Pulaski, where he obtained pre-standard and standard certificates as well as numerous graduate courses from American Institute of Banking. Pratt was a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Pulaski Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years and a member of many community volunteer organizations and fund raising events. He is past Master of Pulaski Lodge #415, F. & A.M., and District Deputy Grand Master of the Oswego District. Pratt was a member of Pulaski Chapter R.A.M. and past High Priest member of Pulaski Grange #730. He was a 60 year member of Park United Methodist Church where he served as a Lay Leader and Past President of United Methodist Mens. He was also involved with bible studies and other committees and groups within the church. Pratt was also a member of Pulaski/Sandy Creek Ministerial Association as well as Pulaski Community Ministries where he also served on the Board of Directors. Pratt married Leah Kearney on July 24, 1976 in Bridgewater, Maine. She passed away in October of 1998. Pratt was remarried to Louisa Walker on November 26, 2005 in Pulaski, New York. She passed away in January of 2014. Pratt is predeceased by his son Kenneth Pratt in 1977 and sisters Margaret Moore, Edith Frary, Beverly Genter, and Katherine Parkinson. He is survived by his son Andrew Balcom; step sons Bruce, Tim, and Doug Walker; brother Stephen Balcom; sister Alice Ward; grand daughter Ashley Balcom; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Park United Methodist Church in Pulaski with Pastor David Hayes officiating. Contributions may be made to Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski, NY 13142 or United Friends of Homeless Animal Shelter, 432 Centerville Road, Richland, NY 13144. The family would kindly request that no cards be sent.

PHILLIPS

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – February 14, 2016

Larry A. Phillips February 12, 2016 Larry A. Phillips, age 63, life resident of Pulaski passed away Friday at Oswego Hospital. Larry was born March 26, 1952 in Utica, the son of John and Ione Spicer Phillips. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1971 and served in the United States Army from 1971 until 1974. Larry was employed by the Town of Richland Highway Department for 25 years, retiring in 2005. He was a formerly employed by the Pulaski Police Department as a police officer, and the Pulaski DPW. Larry was a member and past president of the Ringgold Fire Department and a member of the Robert Edwards Post #358 American Legion in Pulaski. Surviving are his wife, Deborah Phillips, one son, Christopher (Joy) Phillips of Arizona, one daughter, Teresa (Rob) Powell of Arizona, one stepson, Randolph Hill of Pulaski, two step-daughters, Shannon (Bill) Champion of Massachusetts and Stacey Phillips of Pulaski, and one brother, Ronald (Christa) Phillips of Pulaski and eight grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with a spring burial in South Richland Cemetery in Fernwood. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the funeral. Donations may be made to the Ringgold Fire Department, 12, Lake Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

  1. Paul Ingersoll

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 12, 2016

  1. Paul Ingersoll, age 97, resident of Dewitt since 1962, formerly of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at The Cottages at Garden Grove Nursing Home in Cicero. Paul was born, November 6, 1918 in Pulaski, the son of Clayton and Mae Price Ingersoll. He graduatedfrom Pulaski High Schoolin 1936. Paul was employed by Cross’s Market in Pulaski for a few years before he joined the United States Army in 1941 and served until 1945. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1949, and was employed by Carrier Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1983. Paul was a member of the Syracuse Rose Society, the Institute of Retired People a Community Initiative of Syracuse University, and a former member of the Syracuse Opera Club.

    Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by one sister, Norma Holmes who passed away May 30, 2013.

    Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent, 431 E. Fayette Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

INGERSOLL

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – March 13, 2016

  1. Paul Ingersoll March 9, 2016 C. Paul Ingersoll, age 97, resident of DeWitt since 1962, formerly of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at The Cottages at Garden Grove Nursing Home in Cicero. Paul was born, November 6, 1918 in Pulaski, the son of Clayton and Mae Price Ingersoll. He graduatedfrom Pulaski High Schoolin 1936. Paul was employed by Cross’s Market in Pulaski for a few years before he joined the United States Army in 1941 and served until 1945. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1949, and was employed by Carrier Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1983. Paul was a member of the Syracuse Rose Society, the Institute of Retired People a Community Initiative of Syracuse University, and a former member of the Syracuse Opera Club. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent, 431 E. Fayette Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Fredrick Potter

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – March 27, 2016

Fredrick I. Potter, 78, of Van Auken Rd., Lacona passed away at home on March 25, 2016. Fred was born August 4, 1937, in Redfield, the son of Harry and Mabel Barker Potter. He graduated in 1956 from Pulaski High School. Fred married Helen Rupracht on September 13, 1958. After high school, he owned a milk and paper trucking business for several years, then worked construction. He started working for Oswego County Highway in 1968, running the snow plows, striper truck and dispatching, until finally retiring in 1997. He has also owned the Fred Potter Trash Removal business for more than 40 years.

Fred had been a member of the Lacona Fire Department for 40 years where he held positions of Chief, President, Vice President, Lieutenant, Director, Engine Foreman, 2nd Assistant Chief, Rescue Captain and Safety Officer. In 2006, he was awarded Firefighter of the Year. He was a member of the Rail City Fire Department, a life member of the Agricultural Society of Oswego County, where he was past President, Sr. Vice President, Oswego County Emergency Preparedness, EMT, President of the Oswego County Local CSEA, member of Oswego County Chiefs Association, President of Oswego County Firefighters Association and was currently a Councilman on the Boylston Town Board. He enjoyed collecting fire trucks and other related fire articles. He attended Sandy Creek Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are his wife, Helen, four daughters, Valerie (Tom) Marshall of Orwell, Robin (Tim) Rudd of Lacona, Melanie (Gary) Greene of Syracuse and Jennifer (Scott) Craft of Rochester, three sons, Mark (Jamie) Potter of Oswego, Rex (Tonya) Potter of Sandy Creek and Gregg (Patty)Potter of Lacona. Three sisters, Shirley Purvis of Vero Beach, FL, Evelyn (Charles) Masuicca of Pulaski, Erma Schroeder of Richland and one brother, Charles (Mary Lou) Potter of Ville Platte, LA, 14 Grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and one due in July, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Robert in 1999 and Terry in 2011.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Foster Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial in the Boylston-Sandy Creek Cemetery on County Route 15. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Fred’s name to Lacona Fire Department, PO Box 178, Lacona, NY 13083 or the Sandy Creek Wesleyan Church, Route 11, Sandy Creek, NY 13145.

James Wilson

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 3, 2016

James G. Wilson, age 71, life resident of Richland, passed away peacefully Thursday at his home surrounded by his family. James was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. James was born November 22, 1944 in Syracuse, the son of John and Emma Rogers Wilson. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1962, and he served in the United States Navy from 1962 until 1966. James was married to Cynthia Prins for 43 years. Together they owned and operated two businesses in the heart of Richland, Wilson’s Red & White for over 50 years, and the Richland Hotel for 40 years.

James sponsored and was well known, for the longest running undefeated Sunday softball team “Wilson’s” (earning him the nickname of “Steinbrenner”) and Sunday Football team, both of which were the Richland Hotel’s biggest trademarks over the years.

James coached Minor League and Little League baseball while his sons were growing up. In later years he sponsored the Little League team, Wilson’s Red & White. He was an avid sports fan. James was also a Fire Commissioner for the Richland Fire Department for several years. James, along with his wife, loved the warmth of the sunshine and the ocean and enjoyed vacations to the Caribbean.

Surviving are his wife, Cynthia, two sons, Bruce Wilson of Liverpool and Jason (Lisa) Wilson of Henrietta, three daughters, Alyson (Tom) Tighe of Pulaski, Ashleigh Wilson of Pulaski, and Bethany (Tim) Mosher of Webster, one brother, David (Carol) Wilson of Kill Devil Hills, NC, two sisters, Nancy Wilson of Liverpool and Sue Wilson of Syracuse, 11 grandchildren, Jacob, Luke, Nora, Emma, Ezra, Zoe, Imogen, Ruby, A.J., Brooke, and Tyler, and several nieces and nephews. James was predeceased by two brothers William and John Wilson.

A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home 52 Park Street, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

Esther A. Cobb

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – April 30, 2016

Esther A. Cobb, 95, of Lacona, passed away Thursday at her home. She was born August 9, 1920 in Richland, daughter of Lyman and Lizzie Belle Obleman Richardson. Graduated from Pulaski High School in 1938. Married April 16, 1939 in Richland to Walter S. Cobb. Resident of Lacona for 77 years. She was employed by First National Bank of Lacona and Merchants Bank retiring as assistant manager after 30 years of service. Former member of Rebecca’s , member of Coterie Club, Sandy Creek Baptist Church for many years, before joining the Pulaski Baptist Church.

Survived by her husband, Walter, of 77 years, 2 daughters, Nancy (Randy) Reed of Adams Center, Cheryl (Allen) Stagl of Lacona, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by 2 sisters.

Funeral services 2pm Monday at Pulaski Baptist Church. Burial in Richland Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 2-4pm at Summerville Funeral Home in Sandy Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sandy Creek- Lacona Food Pantry or Pulaski Baptist Church.

GAYNE

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – May 26, 2016

Beverly J. Gayne May 23, 2016 Beverly J. Gayne, age 87, life resident of Pulaski passed away Monday at Oswego Hospital. Beverly was born May 5, 1929 in Orwell, the daughter of Floyd and Dorothy Coon Gayne. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1947. Beverly was employed by Lincoln Bank for 40 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Jim (Barb) Gayne of Altmar and Arthur (Debbie) Gayne of Pulaski and one sister, Norma Gregory of Pulaski. She was predeceased by one brother, William and two sisters, Millie and Mary. A Memorial Service will be held 4 p.m. Monday, May 30th, at Pulaski Baptist Church, 7 Bridge Street, Pulaski, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery at the family’s convenience. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

Garret M. “Gavin” Van Ness

 

Watertown Daily Times (NY) – July 6, 2016

Garret M. “Gavin” Van Ness age 35, formerly of Pulaski, NY, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 2, 2016 at his home in Ocala, FL. Garret resided in Pulaski from 1986 until 2002 when he moved to Florida. He also resided in Hickory, NC and Jacksonville, FL. Garret was born September 29, 1980 in Saranac Lake, NY. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1999 and he attended Canton and Potsdam Colleges. He was a member of the Zeta Alpha Phi Fraternity in Canton. Garret was employed by AT&T as a Senior Project Program Manager for the past six years. He formerly attended the Pulaski Wesleyan Church. Garret was a gifted musician, an avid golfer, and he was a fan of the NY Yankees and Syracuse Basketball.

Surviving are his beloved daughter Kaylynn T. Van Ness of Gainesville, FL and his fiancée Carly Cook of Ocala, FL. His parents Janice Milton Van Ness of Pulaski and Mark Van Ness of Watertown, one brother, Shawn (Andrea) Van Ness of North Syracuse, one sister, Julia Van Ness of Syracuse, one niece Adelyn Rivers of Syracuse, maternal grandparents, William and Barbara Milton of Watertown, paternal grandfather, Earl W. Van Ness of Watertown, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held 5 p.m., Friday, July 8, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, with burial at a later date at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral.

LAPOINT

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 21, 2016

CHARLES D. LAPOINT August 17, 2016 Charles D. LaPoint, age 61, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday at his home. Charles was born August 20, 1954 in Germany, the son of Robert and Florence Partrick LaPoint. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1972. He was employed by Chedmardo Camp Grounds for many years. Surviving are one brother, Donald (Gerri) LaPoint of Pulaski; one sister, Mary Lou LaPoint of Sandy Creek; and two nephews, Chuck LaPoint and Matt LaPoint. both of Pulaski. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Edward. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Daysville Cemetery, Pulaski. Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral.

ISHAM

 

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) – August 23, 2016

Sharon J. Isham August 21, 2016 Sharon J. Isham, age 59, life resident of Pulaski, passed away Sunday at her home. Sharon was born August 14, 1957 in Oswego. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1976. Sharon married Raymond N. Isham on May 22, 1976 and he passed away May 28, 2015. Surviving are three sons, Jeffrey (Shannon) Isham of Baldwinsville, James (Tammy Sperling) Isham of Pulaski and Jason Isham of Central Square, her mother, Arlene McConnell, two stepsons, Raymond Isham of Tennessee, and John (Susan) Isham of Maine, NY, five brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren, Ryan and Noah. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at the Greater Victory Fellowship Church, County Route 2, Orwell, with burial in Pulaski Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.

 

 

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