Mary C. West, 86, of Fulton passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Upstate University Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late Alex and Mary Makowick Czeriak and was a graduate of Fulton High School in 1951. Mary worked many years for the Lanigan Elementary lunch program, then as a nutrition aide, eventually retiring from the Fulton Patriot as the secretary after 25 years. After retirement, she started working again greeting visitors at the Granby Elementary School front desk. She enjoyed playing bingo and bowling, earning a spot in the Fulton Bowler’s Hall of Fame. She was also a life member of the Fulton Polish Home. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Frank B. “Brooks” West, Sr.; sisters, Anna Burnett, Catherine Barsuch, Julia Rowe and brother, John Czeriak.
She will forever be loved and missed by her children, Frank “Brooks” West, Jr., Louise (Allan) Ritchey, Mark (Terri) West, Mary Ellen (Timothy Davis) West, Timothy (Marcellina) West; grandchildren, Gregory (Shannon) Robinson, Jeffrey (Jessica) Robinson, Henry Davis, Harrison Davis, Benicio West, Tula West; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Robinson and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, June 4 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 5 in St. Mary’s Cemetery, South Seventh Street, Fulton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/donate/ in Mary’s memory.