Miscellaneous Oswego County, New York Obituaries

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Victoria Sychtysz

CONROE, Texas -- Word has been received of the death of Victoria Sychtysz, 89, formerly of Fulton, who died Jan. 20, 2003 in Conroe, Texas. Surviving are her children, Chester Sychtysz of Seattle, Wash., and Darlene de Leon of The Woodlands, Texas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Wendy L. Steingraber

MEXICO -- Wendy L. Steingraber, 22, of Mexico, died June 23, 2003.

Surviving are a son, Alex Bergman of Fulton; a daughter, Vanessa Fox of New Haven; her parents, John and Bonnie Sixberry of Mexico; four sisters, Natalie Corliss of Pulaski, Carol Morande of Florida, Destiny Scott of Altmar, Amber Sixberry of Mexico; two brothers, John Sixberry Jr. of Florida, Jason Sixberry of Pulaski; her paternal grandmother, Natalie Sixberry of Fulton.

Donald W. Whiting

OSWEGO -- Donald W. Whiting, 63, a resident of 11 Orville St., Oswego, died June 24, 2003 at Sweeny Hospital in Sweeny, Texas. Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Brown of Los Angeles, Calif., and Penny Sullivan of Sweeny, Texas; two sons, Mark Whiting of Oakland, Calif., and Michael Whiting of Marion; two brothers, Arnold and Randolph Whiting, both of Oswego; three sisters, Elaine O'Reilly and Lola Barber, both of Scriba, and Janine Mayes of Oswego; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Neil and Claude Whiting.

Flora 'Betty' Weiss

LEESBURG, Fla. -- Word has been received of the death of Flora "Betty" Weiss, 76, who died May 29, 2003. Surviving are three sons, Christopher J. Weiss of Maitland, Fla., Carol Weiss of Perry, Fla., Fred Weiss of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Susan Buchholtz of Los Altos, Calif., Jana Wuerth of Guilford, Conn.; two brothers, Peter and Corky Gilbert; and 14 grandchildren. Memorial donations can be made to The Anchor Foundation S.A.F.E., 4563 S. Orange Blossom Tr., Orlando, FL 32839-1752.

Paul J. McMillen

STERLING -- Paul J. McMillen, 76, of Sterling, died June 25, 2003 at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Sarah L. (Sally) of Sterling; a daughter, Joanne L. (David) Scruton of Hannibal; a son, Blair J. of Sterling; a sister, Marie (George) Smith of Oswego; and two granddaughters, Ashley and Rachel Scruton of Hannibal. Donations can be made to Sterling United Methodist Church, Route 104A, Sterling, NY 13156 or Humane Association of C.N.Y 4915 W. Taft Road, Liverpool, NY 13088. 

Joan M. Schrader

OSWEGO -- Joan M. Schrader, 72, and a resident of 213 E. Sixth St., Oswego, died June 26, 2003 at Laureate Heights Nursing Home. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Anne (Douglas) Sackman, Joan Theresa (Joe Beckwith) Schrader and Catherine (Joe) Kingsley, all of Oswego; two sons, Gerard (Lyn) Schrader of Barstow, Calif., and Thomas (Kim) Schrader of Oswego; a sister, Victoria Vodek of Camillus; 14 grandchildren, Edward Carney, Jennifer Carney, Sara Lyons, Becca Carney, Christian Sackman, Bradley Lyons, Elizabeth Sackman, Brenna Schrader, Freddie Schrader, Gerard Schrader Jr., Thomas Schrader, Stephen Schrader, Gretchen Sackman and Eric Schrader; and one great-grandchild, Blaize Schrader. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association 356 N. Midler Ave. Syracuse, NY 13206.

Dorothy M. Sugar

BERWYN, Pa. -- Dorothy M. Sugar of Berwyn, Pa., died June 25, 2003 after a long illness. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul Molyet, and a sister, Pauline Chudzinski. Surviving are her husband, Philip A. Sugar of Berwyn, Pa.; two daughters, Anne Hammond of Boston, Mass., and Carol Altrichter of Newark, Del.; three sons, Philip Sugar of Wilmington, Del., Thomas Sugar of Tempe, Ariz., and Gregory Sugar of San Francisco, Calif..; four brothers, Norbert, Bernard, Ronald and Donald Molyet; four sisters, Margaret Brodman, Mary Dickman, Agnes Darr, Rita Ralston; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made to Bethesda Project, 1630 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19146.

Ruth L. Szafran

OSWEGO -- Ruth L. Szafran, 80, a resident of Simeon Dewitt Apartments, Oswego, died June 28, 2003, at Seneca Hill Manor. Surviving are her daughter, Judith Wallace of Oswego; a granddaughter, Susan (Alex) Thompson of Oswego; a sister, Dorothy (James) Daly of Webster; and two grandsons, Keegan and Aldan Thompson. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Szafran in 1978; three sisters, Agnes Leinwand, Edna O'Connor and Marion Prachniak; and three brothers, Elvin Goewey and Thomas and Harold Dennie. The family requests contributions be made to the Church of the Resurrection.

Arthur Hallows

HANNIBAL -- Arthur Hallows, 87, of Hannibal, died June 28, 2003 at Oswego Hospital. His wife, Mary E. died in 1999, and a daughter, Ruth Gilbert in 1995. Surviving are two daughters, Janet (Everett) Gallogly of Ilion, and Barbara (David) Conroy of Florida; a sister, Bertha Goode of California; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Oswego County Chapter, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057. 

Harry L. Clew

VOLNEY -- Harry L. Clew, 45, a resident of 219 Capehorn Road in the town of Volney died June 28, 2003. In addition to his parents Mr. Clew is survived by a daughter, Rikki Brower of Oswego; three brothers, Charles Clew of Volney, Edward DeMott of Parish and Thomas DeMott of Scriba; three sisters, Goldie Whitney, Caroline Holden and Shirley Clew, all of Fulton; two grandchildren; his former wife Doreen Ormsby of Oswego; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Wayne Ormsby-Clew. 

Frederick G. Schuk

BINGHAMTON -- Frederick G. Schuk, 70, of Binghamton, died June 27, 2003, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital as a result of cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Josephine Schuk; two sisters, Gertrude Stolarcyk and Antonia Carner; and a brother, Jack Schuk. Surviving are his wife, of 46 years, Vera; three daughters Dianne (David) Welsch of Oswego; Lt. Col. Laurie (Brad) Lisec, of Grand Forks Air Force Base, N. D., and Jeanette (Paul) O'Malley of Kirkwood; six grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Gregory, Tory, Marlee and Eleanor; five sisters, Anna Heath of Kirkwood, Elizabeth (Harry) Jones of Johnson City, Dorothy (John) Zembek of Binghamton, Lillian (Joseph) Davern of Florida and Josephine Stewart of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund, Fairview United Methodist Church, 252 Robinson St., Binghamton, NY 13904.

Gary L. Holden

OSWEGO -- Gary L. Holden Jr., 32, a resident of Bingham Road in the town of Oswego, died June 28, 2003 as the result of an automobile accident. Surviving besides his father are his stepmother, Caroline Holden of Oswego; a son, Nicholas F. Holden of Oswego; a brother, Allen Holden of Fulton; a stepbrother, Robert Richmond of Mexico; two sisters, Jody Pitsley of Orlando, Fla., and Brandie Holden of Oswego; three stepsisters, Angela Stoutenger of Durham, N.C., Theresa Richmond of Fulton and Laura Hill of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to Nicholas Holden, c/o Allen Holden, 469 W. First St. South, Fulton, NY 13069.

Dorothea V. Merritt

FULTON -- Dorothea V. Merritt, 89, a resident of 265 W. First St. South, Fulton, died June 29, 2003, at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital. Surviving are a son, John (Anne) Winn of Gordonsville, Va.; three sisters, Eunice Loosen of Oswego, Norma Shortslef of Fulton and Juanita Prior of Hannibal; a brother, David Kandt of Odenton, Md.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, John Winn Sr. in 1940 and her second husband, James Merritt in 1976. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

William P. Coyer

OSWEGO -- William P. Coyer, 39, of 217 W. Fifth St., Oswego, died of cancer June 30, 2003 at his home. Surviving are a sister, Julie Coyer of Oswego; a significant other, Deborah Sheridan of Oswego; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

John H. Kerr

VOLNEY -- John H. Kerr, 76, formerly of Granby, died June 29, 2003 at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney. Surviving are his wife the former, Judith M. Ostrander of Fulton; a son, John J. Kerr of Morehead City, N. C.; a daughter, Karen L. Hermann of Long Island; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Geraldine S. Maher

OSWEGO -- Geraldine S. Maher, 76, a resident of 214 E. Second St., Oswego died June 29, 2003 at University Hospital in Syracuse. She was the widow of the late Leo P. Maher. Surviving are a son, Jerry Maher of Oswego; a brother, George Elkin of Oswego; two sisters, Wilma Marrone of Cheektowaga and Joan Dedee of Oswego; two grandchildren, Kirsten Maher of Oswego and Jeremy Maher of Vermont; and one great-grandchild, Ashleigh Constanza. 

Richard G. Porter

BALDWINSVILLE -- Richard G. Porter, 59, of Baldwinsville, died June 28, 2003. Surviving are his finance, Anne Porter; three daughters, Julie Romero of Syracuse, Roxanne Carey of Central Square, Theresa Tummino of Homer; a son, Joseph Porter of Cortland; two sisters, Bonnie Toomey and Jennifer Robbins, both of Cortland; four brothers, Ronald Porter of McGraw, Philip Porter of Tuckerton, N.J., Ray Porter of Oswego, Michael Porter of Cortland; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


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