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.


Etta L. Warner Armlin

February 2012 4 Messages of Sympathy

February 3, 2012

Etta L. Warner Armlin, 75, went to meet the Lord, surrounded by her loving family on February 3. Etta was the daughter of the late Harry and Grace Warner. She was an active member of the Grace Bible Baptist Church in Volney. Etta was predeceased by an infant daughter, Geraldine (twin of Helen) in 1964, and four brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her nine children, Cheryl, Loraine, Sally, Karen, Eleanor, Caroline, Helen, George and Kathleen; 12 brothers and sisters; 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11a.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Baptist Church, 21 Flood Dr., Fulton. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.


James E. Knight

February 2012 No Messages of Sympathy

February 3, 2012

James E. Knight, 87, of Fulton passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego. Born in Fulton, to the late James F. Knight and Emma M. (Guile) Knight, Jim attended Fulton High School as well as University College in Syracuse. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1941 and served as a Platoon Special Sergeant until his discharge in 1945. Serving during World War II, he was a highly decorated veteran, receiving the bronze service award from the U.S. Army for the 1st Wave Assault on Omaha Beach, Normandy in 1944. Jim served with Honor and Distinction in the Famous 299th Combat Engineers. Upon his military discharge, Jim established the James E. Knight Insurance Agency in Fulton, NY in 1950. He owned and managed the agency’s operations until 1995. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and served as an officer of the VFW and Knights of Columbus. Jim was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, the former Angie M. (Vescio) Knight, who passed away in 1991; daughter-in-law, Reyne LeBlanc Knight; sister-in-law Dorothy Knight and brothers-in-law, Vincent, Andrew and Rosario Vescio. He will be forever loved by his children, J. Daniel Knight of Fulton, Margaret Ann (Fred) Hutchins of Auburn, Luann Constanza of Oswego and Mary Ann Knight (Timothy) Colbert of Ithaca; siblings, Francis Knight, Donald (Elaine) Knight and Mark (Rosalind) Knight; grandchildren, Peter (Rebecca) Knight, Scott (Billie Joe LeVea) Knight, Sara (Al) Smith, Susan (Al) Daniels, Marla Hutchins, Laura (Trevor) Jackson, Kathleen (Eric) Dempsey, Melissa Constanza, Colin Colbert and Lindsay Colbert; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corner of Rochester and South Third Street, Fulton. Calling hours will be on Monday, February 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Contributions in memory of Jim, may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, 13210; St. Luke Health Services, 299 E. River Road, Oswego, 13126 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126.


Beverly R. Shue

February 2012 1 Messages of Sympathy

February 2, 2012

Beverly R. Shue, 76, of Fulton, passed away Thursday, February 2nd, at her winter residence in Edgewater, Florida. She was born in Fulton on May 16, 1935 to Ted and Ruth Warren and graduated from Fulton High School in 1953. A life resident of Fulton, Beverly retired from Nestles where she worked for many years. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. Beverly was predeceased by her husband, Warner M. Shue; two sisters, Gloria Evans and Rosalie Skelton; two brothers, Russell and Jack Warren, and her two sons, Edward W. and Joseph D. Shue. How heartbreaking it must have been to have lost two children and how wonderful it must have been to have a son on each arm walking her through the gates of Heaven. Beverly is survived by four sons, Jesse (Loretta) Shue of Fulton, Christopher (Christine) Shue of Fulton, Warner (Stephanie) Shue of Edgewater, Fl. and Daniel (Sandra) Shue of Fulton; a sister, Pauline Blake of Oswego; 19 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Beverly may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


Arthur E. Jones

February 2012 1 Messages of Sympathy

February 2, 2012

Arthur E. Jones, 91 of Fulton died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital following a sudden illness. A native of Fulton, he was born on January 18, 1921, the son of Suzelle and Harold Jones. Art was a graduate of the Fulton public schools and of Syracuse University where he received his degree in mechanical engineering. He had worked as an engineer for General Electric Company for 26 years and after retiring he was assistant city engineer and commissioner of water and sanitation for the City of Fulton. Art was a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton and member of the Fulton Rotary Club. He had served on boards of directors for the National Bank in Mexico; A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital; Fulton Public Library and Fulton Salvation Army. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and, while in Italy, published a weekly regimental newspaper for the troops.

Surviving are his loving wife of 23 years, the former, Janet E. Wilson of Fulton and many, many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 A.M. Monday at Holy Trinity Parish, corner of Rochester and South Third Streets in Fulton with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours are 1 to 4 P.M. Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged for the Salvation Army, 62 South First Street, Fulton or to the Fulton Public Library, 160-162 South First Street, Fulton, 13069.


Pearl E. McIntyre

February 2012 6 Messages of Sympathy

February 1, 2012

Pearl E. McIntyre, 88, of Fair Haven, died Wednesday at Oswego Hospital. Born in Gaffney, South Carolina she was a resident of Fair Haven since 1945. She previously worked at General Electric in Liverpool and Auburn. Pearl and her late husband were known in the Fair Haven area for owning and operating McIntyre’s Trailer Court. She was a member of the Sterling Christian Church, Fair Haven American Legion Auxiliary and the Fair Haven Order of the Eastern Star. Pearl was predeceased by her husband, George E. McIntyre, who died in 2006; parents, John and Minnie Henderson; brothers, Horace, Fletcher, Ray and Gene Henderson; sisters, Irene Miller and Ocie Mathis. Surviving: four sons, Marshall (Kimberly) McIntyre of Sterling, Kenneth (Dona) McIntyre of Baldwinsville, George (Carole) McIntyre of Zephyrhills, FL and William (Peggy) McIntyre of Fair Haven; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Harmon, Nellie Horn and Rose Bridges; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours are Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a 2 p.m. service immediately following at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal. Burial will be at Springbrook Cemetery in Sterling.


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