James U. Bickford

August 2011 4 Messages of Sympathy

August 31, 2011

James U. Bickford, 91 of Fulton, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He retired from Armstrong World Industries in Fulton and had previously worked at Hunter Arms in Fulton. Jim enjoyed working on vehicles and tractors, hunting, fishing and gardening in his spare time. He had served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1935 to 1936 developing Selkirk State Park in Pulaski and in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Jim was predeceased by his wife, Vina Bickford; children, Thelma Davis, George and Robert Strough and by two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are his children, Alberta (Harvey) Webster of Mexico, Verne (Cindy) Bickford of Fulton, Charles (Peggy) Bickford of Palermo, Marjorie (Jim Lindsley) McEwen of Fulton, Harry (Betty) Bickford of Hannibal, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice Smith and June Rose of Oswego and Ellen Bickford and Kay Coe of Fulton; several nieces and nephews.

Services are 7 p.m. Friday with calling hours from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Burial will be at North Volney Cemetery in Volney. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, 34 East Bridge Street, Oswego, NY 13126.


Mary T. Scanlon

August 2011 3 Messages of Sympathy

August 30, 2011

Mary T. Scanlon, 80, of Hannibal, died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital. Born in Fulton to the late Gabriel and Teresa DeMouro she was 23 year resident of Hannibal. She had worked at Cato Show Print as a Quality Control Inspector and Montgomery Wards in Fulton. Mary was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Hannibal. She had volunteered for Catholic Charities in Fulton, the nutrition center in Hannibal and the food pantry at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Hannibal. She was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her volunteer service. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, camping, fishing and gardening. Mary loved to email and chat with her friends on her computer. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her daughter, Christine Ann Scanlon who died in 1997. Surviving: her husband of 59 years, George Scanlon, Sr.; five children, George M. (Michele) Scanlon, Jr. of Greece, Ronald E. (Sharon) Scanlon who is stationed in the Philippines, Mark A. Scanlon of Hannibal, Leo P. (Debbie) Scanlon of Adams and Diana Scanlon-Mcdonald of Volney; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 2, at the family home, 174 Brown Road, Hannibal. Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has charge of the arrangements.


Irmgard Manton

August 2011 5 Messages of Sympathy

August 29, 2011

Irmgard (Paetz) Manton, of Sarasota, FL, died at her summer home in Fair Haven, NY on Monday, August 29, 2011 after a two year battle against the complications of Ovarian Cancer. Hospice care was directed by Hospice of the Finger Lakes with the family and Sonya Pawliw, Irm’s best friend from nursing school days, assisting.

Irmgard was born in Harzgerode, East Germany on January 16, 1945, the only daughter of Margreth (Bahnweg) and Karl Paetz and later stepdaughter of Alexander Lasot, all are deceased.

Irmgard and her mother escaped from East Germany in 1948 to reside in New York City, where she graduated from Walton High School in 1962 and Bellevue School of Nursing in 1965, subsequently becoming a Registered Nurse. She worked at Bellevue Hospital from 1965 until her marriage on July 29, 1967; then worked at a nursing home in Alliance, OH and at Tompkins County Hospital in Ithaca, NY, while getting her PHT degree (putting hubby through). After raising her family in Camillus, NY and then the Radisson community in Baldwinsville, NY, she returned to nursing and worked in Syracuse, NY at Loretto, The Nottingham and finished her nursing career as Care Coordinator for the Kirkpatrick Day Program at the Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, retiring in 2005.

During her years in Radisson, she was active in the Girl Scouts performing various functions including Service Manager and as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout Council of Central New York, Inc. Since 2005, Irm and her husband have enjoyed being with family and friends, while residing in Sarasota, FL and spending the summer months in Fair Haven, NY, including sailing the waters of Lake Ontario and environs.

Irm is survived by her husband of 44 years, George W. Manton; her daughter, Stacey Ann and son-in-law John Surguy of Marlboro, NJ; son Peter John Manton of Liverpool, NY; son, Bruce Arthur and daughter-in-law Laura (Finn) Manton of Clay, NY and grandchildren, Margaret Ann Surguy and Austin John Surguy of Marlboro, NJ.

There will be no calling hours or services. Celebration of Life contributions can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and/or any of the institutions mentioned above.


Lawrence Alfred Wilson

August 2011, Obituaries No Messages of Sympathy

August 28, 2011

Lawrence Alfred Wilson, 87 of Fulton and formerly of Baldwinsville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday. He retired from Alltel Telephone Co. in Fulton after 36 years. Larry was a friend to all who knew him and always had a friendly smile and wave for everyone. For 15 years he was a Boy Scout Master of Troop 57 in Fulton. He was a kind and generous man known to all the scouts as “Good Ole Mr. Wilson”. Growing up he played football at Baldwinsville Academy, where he got the nickname “Marky”, since he was the one who would mark the lines on the football field. Larry was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army during World War II and served as an Oswego County Legislator from 1980-1987. He loved to camp and fish and enjoyed Friday night fish fries with his family.

Larry is survived by, the love of his life, Marian Louise Wilson who has enjoyed 66 wonderful years together; their children, Lawrence Wilson, Jr. & Carolyn Merkel of N. Haledon, NJ, Frederick & Ann Wilson of Syracuse, Bruce & Heather Wilson of Bowling Brook, IL, Kathleen & Gary James of West Windsor, David & Sue Wilson of Hannibal, Marian & Jim Haven of Pennellville, Thomas & Darlene Wilson of Oswego, Mark & Cathy Wilson of Cicero and Robert & Alisia Wilson of Phoenix; brother, Glenn Wilson of N. Syracuse; sister, Grace Johnson of Baldwinsville and sister-in-law, Margaret Berger of Albany, OR; 23 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Scott Wilson.

Services will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday with calling hours from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 or American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.


Terrence J. Tracy II

August 2011 6 Messages of Sympathy

August 28, 2011

Terrence J. Tracy II, 28, of Martville passed away unexpectedly Sunday. Born in Oswego, he was a long time resident of the area. Terrence had worked several years for Chris Dennison Construction. He was a sportsman and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Terrence is survived by parents, Terri (Dwayne) McDonald and Terrence Tracy; siblings, Roxanne, Jessica, Dwayne II, Anne Marie; aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Burial will be at Chase Cemetery, Lysander. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.


Kathleen T. Buxton

August 2011 No Messages of Sympathy

August 26, 2011

Kathleen T. Buxton, 87, of Oswego died Friday at home. Born in Oswego on January 8, 1924 to the late Joseph and Mary LaBouef she was a life resident. Kathleen was employed by S.U.N.Y. Oswego as an aide in the day care center and was previously employed by Green Thumb Nursery in Oswego. She enjoyed playing guitar and singing. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, Rex Buxton who died June 15, 1991 and by several brothers and sisters. Surviving: her children, Rexine (John) Farley of Romulus, Joseph (Kathy Miller) Buxton of Oswego and William (Renee) Buxton of Mexico; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. There are no calling hours or services. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Martville Cemetery. Foster Funeral Home Hannibal has charge of arrangements.


Christine Stanford

August 2011 No Messages of Sympathy

August 23, 2011

Christine Stanford, 64, of Oswego, died Tuesday at Oswego Hospital. She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late Joseph and Anna Cocopoti. She is survived by a son, Timmy Mitchell; a sister, Jo Anne Donaldson; two nieces, Gina Donaldson and Sue Fowler. There are no calling hours. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, South Seventh St., Fulton. Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has care of arrangements.


Brenda Lee Karpinko

August 2011 6 Messages of Sympathy

August 23, 2011

Brenda L. Karpinko, 56, of Fulton, passed away on August 23, 2011 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Brenda resided in Fulton, New York. She is predeceased by her father, Adarriel Clary, who passed away in 1974. She was a graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School in 1972. She was employed by the Phoenix Central School District for 30 years as a bus driver. Brenda enjoyed the outdoors, camping, chicken barbecues and spending time with her family and friends. Surviving is her husband Stephen, along with three children, Jason, Andrew and Jillian; her mother, Jane Clary of Liverpool; a sister, Linda (Henry) Sessions of East Syracuse; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with a prayer service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. In lieu of flowers, Brenda would like donations made in her name to Parents of Special Children, Inc., 2 Tower Drive, Suite C., Fulton, New York 13069.


Lyle W. Ernestine, Sr.

August 2011 1 Messages of Sympathy

August 22, 2011

Lyle W. Ernestine, Sr., 65, of Fulton, died Monday. Lyle resided in Fulton since 1966. He retired from Thomas Foundry in East Syracuse where he worked for 15 years. Lyle is survived by his wife of 45 years, Florence A. Ernestine; children, Lyle (Jill) Ernestine, Jr. of Phoenix, Amy (Mike) Ernestine of Palermo, Kimberly (Richard) Russell of Fulton and William (Brandy) Ernestine of Fulton; two sisters, Charlotte (Robert) Calkins of Cato and Mabel Mott of TN; five brothers, Lee (Ann) Ernestine of Syracuse, Donald Ernestine of Oswego, Jimmy (Pattie) Ernestine of Herkimer, Ronald (Linda) Ernestine of Fulton and Erwin (Pattie) Ernestine of Liverpool; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.


Kenneth Robert Dowd

August 2011 4 Messages of Sympathy

August 22, 2011

Kenneth Robert Dowd, 62, of Fulton, died unexpectedly at home on Monday. He was born on Long Island, NY to Robert E. and Mary R. Dowd. Ken graduated as the valedictorian of his class from Carle Place High School. He graduated as the salutatorian from S.U.N.Y. Fredonia where he received his Bachelors in Education; S.U.N.Y Buffalo, Masters in Mathematics, with honors; Syracuse University, Masters in Library Science, with honors; S.U.N.Y. Oswego, Masters in Guidance and Counseling, with honors; and an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from Onondaga Community College. Ken also received his Certificate of Advanced Studies from S.U.N.Y. Oswego. He was an elementary school teacher with the Auburn Enlarged School District and the West Genesee Central School District. Ken retired as a guidance counselor from the Oswego City School District. He was an accomplished pianist and vocalist and sang with the Syracuse University Oratorical Society and various church choirs. Ken volunteered for several years with the Fulton Public Library and was a newsletter editor for the Transpersonal Psychological Association. He was predeceased by his father, Robert E. Dowd, who died December 9, 2008. Surviving are his mother, Mary R. Dowd of Asheville, NC; brother, James S. Dowd of Asheville, NC; dear friends, Al Mosier of Fulton, Pat Freyberger of Syracuse and Jennie MacPherson of Syracuse. Memorial services are 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY. The family will host a reception for Ken’s friends following the services at the Society’s social hall. Contributions in Ken’s memory may be made to the Chautauqua Institute, P.O. 28, Chautauqua, NY 14722. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.


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