Harold L. Prior

July 2011 13 Messages of Sympathy

July 30, 2011

Harold L. Prior, 83, of Hannibal, died Saturday. He was born in Hannibal, one of three sons to the late William and Aletha Poorman Prior. Harold was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of the National American Legion. Harold retired as a District Supervisor of the meat department for Penn Traffic, serving several of the local Big M and P & C grocery stores. He was a private pilot who enjoyed flying and was an amateur radio operator, W2PFS. In addition to his parents, Harold was predeceased by two brothers, Richard Prior, who was killed in action during WW II and William Prior. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Juanita J. Kandt Prior; daughter, Sharon (David) Smith of Racine, OH; son, Brian (Mary) Prior of Fulton; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Burial with military honors will be in Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal. Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Gertrude E. Breitbeck

July 2011 No Messages of Sympathy

July 22, 2011

Gertrude E. Breitbeck, 96, of Fulton died Friday at Oswego Hospital. Mrs. Breitbeck was employed at Sealright in Fulton for 16 years, and General Electric in Liverpool for 7 years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose #1390, Fulton and was an avid puzzle builder. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Breitbeck, a son, Lawrence Helmer and six brothers. Surviving: three daughters, Shirley (Joseph) Heagerty, Martha (Robert) Williams, and Donna Stoutenger, all of Fulton; brother, Donald Britton of Oswego; 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Contributions: Fulton Church of the Nazarene, 914 Utica St., Fulton, 13069.

Graveside services for James N. Ridgeway

June 2011 No Messages of Sympathy

June 26, 2011

Graveside services for James N. Ridgeway, who died June 26, 2011, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Phoenix Rural Cemetery, Phoenix. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

Edwin R. Smith, Jr.

July 2011 No Messages of Sympathy

July 20, 2011

Edwin R. Smith, Jr. 81, of Fulton died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital. A native of Fulton, Mr. Smith was a life resident. He retired in 1991 from Carrier Corporation in Syracuse after 40 years. Mr. Smith served in the Marine Corps from 1946 to 1950. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 569, the Merton Kemp, Jr. Detachment 651 Marine Corps League both in Fulton and the American Legion Post 268 in Oswego. Mr. Smith was predeceased by his wife, the former Marilyn L. Hicks who died January 15, 2002. Surviving: three daughters, Stacy (Timothy) Nichols of Buffalo, Cathy Smith of Wolcott and Kyle Gerth of Fulton; a sister, Marilyn (Hollis) Mellen of Oswego; a brother, David Smith of Annapolis, Maryland; eight grandchildren, Jason Nichols, Andy Nichols, Emelie Nichols, Chanda Nodine, Greg Tulik, Chad Smith, Brigette Smith and Ashley Gerth; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt Willis, Aiden Nodine and Tiegen Nodine; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Friday 5 to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Burial will be Monday 1 p.m. at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, 13204 or Believers Chapel of Fulton, 614 South 4th St., Fulton, 13069.

Robert Webster

July 2011 8 Messages of Sympathy

July 20, 2011

Robert Webster, 68, of Fair Haven, died Wednesday at University Hospital in Syracuse. He was born on December 27, 1942 in South Butler to the late Mary Abrams Webster-Doud and Walter Webster. Robert was a truck driver for Seneca Foods in Marion, retiring in 1992. He had previously worked for the village of Fair Haven and was employed at Xerox for nine years. Robert had also worked for Nestle Co. in Fulton in the 1970’s. He was well known in the Fair Haven area where he was active in several organizations. Robert was a 50 year member of the Fair Haven Fire Department, holding many line officer and executive positions. Robert was a founding member of the Bayside Cruisers Classic Car Club, where he was a past president and loved cruising in his ’64 Chrysler Imperial. He was predeceased by a grandson, Judson Robert Webster who died September 4, 2009; two brothers, Richard and Earl Webster; best friend and faithful companion, Oreo. Surviving: his wife of 48 years, the former Nancy Walker; five daughters, Melody (Greg) Case, Kristine (Tim) Lozier, Holley (Steve Goolden) Webster, Brenda (Guy Cutter) Webster and Wendy Webster; three sisters, Gertrude (Jerry) Crawford, Patricia (Marty) Ackley and Debra (Jerry) Moss; a brother, Walter (Randi) Webster; a granddaughter, Kayela (Bryan) Arquitte; five grandsons, Gregory Webster, Jon (Jodi) Pafundi, Jeramy Lozier, Bradley McMahon and Brandon Lozier; two great-grandsons, Wesley Arquitt and Dominic Pafundi; several nieces and nephews. He was an adopted father and grandfather to many. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Burial will be at Springbrook Cemetery, Sterling. Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Fair Haven Fire Department, 14332 Fair Haven Road, Fair Haven, 13064 or to Bayside Cruisers Classic Car Club, P.O. Box 424, Fair Haven, 13064.

Raymond S. Handville

July 2011 7 Messages of Sympathy

July 19, 2011

Raymond S. Handville, 52, of Fulton, died Tuesday. Ray was a life resident of Fulton and attended Hannibal Schools. He owned and operated RS Buildings Plus for several years. Ray enjoyed his work which was building barns, NASCAR, hunting and spending time with his family. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Irene Chappell Handville and by a brother, Richard “Dick” Handville. Ray is survived by his wife of 33 years, Frances Handville; daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Lindsley; son, Ryan Handville all of Fulton; three brothers, Ronn, James and Gregory; three sisters, Cheryl, Barbara and Cindi; four grandchildren, Brock and Trey Lindsley and Ryan and Addison Handville; several nieces and nephews including Tony Renne, who Ray considered as a son. Calling hours are 12 to 2 p.m. Monday with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal.

Millard Beckwith Jr.

July 2011 2 Messages of Sympathy

July 18, 2011

Millard “Beck” Beckwith Jr., 85 of Fulton passed away on Monday after a short illness. He was born on January 9, 1926 to the late Millard and Betty Beckwith in Fulton. Beck retired as Recreation Department Manager from SUNY at Oswego and had previously worked at Sealright Company for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Beck enjoyed bowling in many leagues around the area and was a former City Champion in the Fulton Tournament. He had bowled several times on the Syracuse Bowls television program and was very proud to be inducted into the Oswego Bowlers Hall of Fame in 1993. After his retirement, Beck moved to Tarpons Springs, FL where he loved to play golf and work at the Tarpon Springs Golf Course. He returned to Fulton in 2001.

In addition to his parents, Beck was predeceased by his brother, George Beckwith who died in February 2011. Surviving are his two children, Barbara (Jerry) Collins of Fulton and Michael (Barb) Beckwith of Syracuse; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Margaret Beckwith; two nephews and several cousins.

There will be no calling hours and graveside services will be private. Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Mary Matott

July 2011 No Messages of Sympathy

July 17, 2011

Mary Matott, 91 of Fulton, died Sunday. A native of Fulton she was a life resident. Mary had worked as a soda jerk at Foster’s in Fulton for many years. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Matott and sons, Robert and James Matott. Surviving are a daughter, Marlene (Joe) Iacuzzi of Oswego; two granddaughters, Lisa Smith of Schenectady and Susan (Armando Verea) Iacuzzi of Naples, FL. A calling hour will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. with services at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Fulton Fire Fighters Association Local 3063, 170 South Second Street, Fulton, NY 13069.

Claude E. Merrill

July 2011 No Messages of Sympathy

July 17, 2011

Claude E. Merrill,70, of Baldwinsville died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. A native of Potsdam, he was a longtime resident of the Fulton – Oswego area before moving to Baldwinsville recently. Claude was employed at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse as a groundskeeper. He had enjoyed fishing. Claude was predeceased by his parents, Glenford and Bernice Campbell; a sister, Delcena Andrews and two brothers, Delbert and Wilford Merrill. Surviving are a son, Claude E. Merrill, Jr. of Oswego; a sister, Beverly J. Besaw of Baldwinsville; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A calling hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Burial will Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.

Betty Jane (Ouderkirk) Darby

January 2010 No Messages of Sympathy

January 17, 2010

Graveside services for Betty Jane (Ouderkirk) Darby, 78, of Fulton, are 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Mount Adnah Cemetery. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

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