Carl “Kike” VanBuren

January 2012 No Messages of Sympathy

January 14, 2012

Carl “Kike” VanBuren, 71, of Fulton passed away in Florida.  Born in Oswego, Carl had lived in the Fulton – Hannibal areas for several years.  He retired from Dean Foods and had also worked at ConAgra Foods.  Carl enjoyed being outdoors and loved the NY Yankees.  He was predeceased by his wife, Diane M. VanBuren, who passed away in 2005, a daughter, Lisa VanBuren, a brother, Allen Groat and a sister, Donna Backus.  He is survived by his children, Carl Jr., Tina, Linda, Ladonna, Mike, Scott and Daniel; brothers, Bob Groat and Jay VanBuren; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Memorial calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.  A Graveside Service at St. Mary’s Cemetery will be held at a later date.  Donations in memory of Carl may be made to National Kidney Foundation of CNY, 731 James St., Suite 200, Syracuse, 13203. Foster Funeral Home, Inc.

Margaret A. Ritchie

February 2012 No Messages of Sympathy

February 4, 2012

Margaret A. Ritchie, 88 of Fulton, died Saturday at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton. She was the Secretary-Treasurer for Ritchie Chemical & Equipment, Inc. and Ritchie Oil Company both in Fulton from 1968-85. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Ralph L. Ritchie; granddaughter, Michele Tryt; two sisters, Madeline Wilcox and Ida Powers and a brother, Floyd Ware.

Surviving are: her daughter, Judy (John) Tryt of Fulton; three grandchildren, Thomas (Nicole), Nicholas (Kana) and Ryan Tryt; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Rileigh Tryt; a sister, Jessie Powers; a brother, Kenneth (Wilma) Ware and several nieces and nephews.

A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Services and burial are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bowens Corners United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 758 State Route 176, Fulton, NY 13069.