|July 23, 1999
Dr. Allan T. Kestner, 59
Fulton: Dr. Allan T. Kestner, 59, a resident of County Route 45, died
Sunday at home. Dr. Kestner was born in New Kensington, Pa. and has resided
in the Fulton area for the past several years. He maintained his office
of general dentistry at 270 Park Street in Fulton from 1989 until he became
After graduation from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry
in 1969, he was a Colonel in the United States Army Dental Corps, with
assignments at The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and at the United States
Military Academy at West Point, NY. He completed a two year general dentistry
residency in the Army and also received a Master's Degree in psychology
from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He received
his Master's in Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Kestner was a Diplomate of the Federal
Services Board of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General
Dentistry, and a member of the American Dental Association and the Oswego
Couny Dental Society.
He was a member of the Fulton Rotary Club, a member of Girl Scouts
of America, he sponsored Brownie Troop 101 in Fulton and was a member of
Terry's Texas Rangers Black Powder Club in Fulton.
Survived by: his wife Donna West Kestner of Fulton, NY; three daughters:
Jean Kestner Reed of Lakewood, Colorado; Rachel West Kestner and Amber
West Kestner both at home; two sisters: Roberta Lake of Hanover, Pa. and
Carol Jean Kestner of Portland, Ore.
Calling Hours: will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to
9:00 PM on Wednesday at the Young & Son Funeral Home at 322 Oneida
Street, Fulton. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday in
the funeral home.
Burial: will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Contributions may be
made to the Oswego Oncology Center, c/o Regional Oncology Fund, 750 East
Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210.
July 26, 1999
Sharon Shedd, 53
Fulton: Sharon J. Shedd, 53, of 3166 State Route 3, Fulton, died Friday
at A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, after being stricken at home.
A native of Syracuse, Mrs. Shedd had resided in Fulton for 29 years.
She had worked as a certified nurse's aide at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home,
Fulton for 15 years. She had previously worked at Mansfield Adult Home,
Fulton, and at General Electric Company in Syracuse.
Survived by: three daughters, Kim S. Croak of Courtland, Virginia,
Robin L. Johnson and Michelle L. Shedd, both of Fulton; three sonce, Donald
R. Shedd, Jr. of Baldwinsville, Ronald G. Shedd and Scott D. Shedd, both
of Fulton; her companions, Joyce and Andy Meddley of Fulton; eight grandchildren.
Calling Hours: None.
Funeral Services: None. Foster Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Contributions: Volney Volunteer Fire Department, State Route 3, Fulton,
July 26, 1999
Anna M. Yuhas, 87
Fulton: Anna M. Yuhas, 87, formerly of Pathfinder Court, Fulton, died
Saturday at Sunrise Nursing Home, Oswego.
A native of Mount Morris, Mrs. Yuhas had resided in Fulton since 1942.
She retired in 1976 from Nestle Company, Fulton, after 27 years.
Survived by: a son, John F. DeSantis of Fulton; a sister, Olive Belcher
of Fairport; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home,
910 Fay Street, Fulton.
Funeral Services: 2:00 pm Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, Rev. David
C. Nethercott officiating.
Burial: Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal.
July 27, 1999
Frank E. Carvey, Sr.
Fulton: Frank E. Carvey, Sr. died Sunday at Sunrise Nursing Home in
Oswego, NY Mr. Carvey was born in Fulton and was a life long resident of
Fulton. Until his retirement, he was co-owner of Top of The Hill Restaurant
located on Crosby Hill in the Town of Volney. He was a member of the Moose
Survived by: two sons: Frank E. Carvey, Jr. of Romulus, MI; Terry Lee
Carvey of the Town of New Haven, NY Four daughters: Donna Hale, Liverpool,
NY; Edna Fee of Fulton, NY; Colleen Nelson, Fulton, NY; Sparkle Cole of
Oswego, NY One brother: Herbert Carvey of Oswego, NY One sister: Cora Woods
of Fulton, NY; Twenty-one grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Calling Hours: will be held from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.
and 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the Young and Son Funeral Home at 322 Oneida
Street, Fulton. Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Thursday
in the funeral home.
Burial: will be in the Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, NY
August 2, 1999
Ernest M. Larrabee, 86
Fulton: Ernest M. Larrabee, 86, of Red Schoolhouse Road, Town of Palermo,
died Friday, July 30, 1999 at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, NY.
Mr. Larrabee was born in Fulton April 24, 1913, a son of Ernest and
Bertha Wilcox Larrabee. He was a member of Fulton Elks Lodge #830 and the
Phoenix American Legion Post. He retired from Nestle of Fulton after 48
years of service.
Mr. Larrabee was predeceased by his wife, Ruby Perkins Larrabee, in
Survived by: two sons, Milton Larrabee of Brewerton and Terry Larrabee
of Palermo; two daughters, Sandra Baker of Palermo and Susan Crouch of
Palermo; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Calling Hours: Monday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at Young & Son Funeral Home, 322 Oneida Street, Fulton.
Funeral Service: Tuesday at 1:00 PM at Young & Son, the Rev. Mark
Kimpland of Fulton First United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial: will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.
August 4, 1999
Velma R. Pierce, 92
Fulton: Memorial services for Velma R. Pierce, 92, of county route
3, Fulton, who died September 10, 1998, will be held 3:00 pm Thursday at
Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Rev. David C. Nethercott will
officiate. Burial at Pennellville Cemetery, Pennellville. There are no
August 4, 1999
Ellis W. Sands, 85
Fulton: Ellis W. Sands, 85, of 115 West Sixth Street North, died Friday,
July 30th, at home.
A native of Onondaga Hill, he resided in Fulton for over 45 years.
He retired in 1979 from the former Hammermill Paper Company in Oswego.
Previously he worked at the Sealright Company in Fulton for over 20 years.
He was a Navy veteran of W.W.II.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Annette M. Rauhala, in 1994.
Survived by: his wife, Marjorie M. Sands, of Fulton; a son-in-law,
Kenneth Rauhala of Hudson, Massachusetts; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Calling Hours: There will be no calling hours.
Burial: Graveside services will be held on Friday at 10:30 A.M. at
Phoenix Rural Cemetery. Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton, has
charge of the arrangements.
August 11, 1999
Michael C. Godici, 80
Fulton: Michael C. Godici, 80, of 2525 East 23rd St., Brooklyn, NY,
died Saturday, August 7, 1999 at Coney Island Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Southington, Conn. and was a resident of the Fulton
area for 10 years.
He worked as a chef in the New York City area for 40 years. He was
a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in the South Pacific
and also having been a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor
Survived by: two brothers: Augustine Godici of Conn., and Angelo Godici
Calling Hours: None.
Funeral Service: A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 10:00
am in Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton.
Burial: will be in the family plot in Connecticut. Sugar Funeral Home,
224 W. 2nd St., Fulton, has charge of arrangments.
August 11, 1999
Burton H. Guernsey, 78
Fulton: Burton H. Guernsey, 78, formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday, August
10, 1999 in the Veterans' Administration Medical Center in Syracuse.
Born in Fulton, NY, December 15, 1920, he was a son of Orrin and Hazel
(Dotson) Guernsey. Mr. Guernsey was an Army Veteran of World War II and
a member of the VFW Post #569, Fulton. He retired from the former Birdseye
Plant, Fulton, after many years of service.
Survived by: two sons: Burton Guernsey, Jr. of Oswego; William Guernsey
of Wichita, KA; two daughters: Dixie Bough of Fulton, Evelyn Winston of
Alta Vista, VA; 17 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren
Calling Hours: are Thursday, August 12, 1999, from 7 to 9 PM at the
Young & Son Funeral Home, 322 Oneida Street, Fulton, NY. Funeral Services
will be on Friday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
Burial: in Chase Cemetery, Lysander, Oswego County. Reverend Deborah
O'Connor Slater, Pastor of the State Street Methodist Church of Fulton,
August 16, 1999
Jack F. Wilson, Sr., 72
Fulton: Jack F. Wilson, Sr., 72, or Hannibal Street, Fulton, died Friday
at A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton.
A native of Fulton, he was a life resident. He retired in 1972 from
General Electric Company in Liverpool after 19 years. Previously, he had
worked at the Sealright Packaging Company and American Woolen Mills in
Mr. Wilson has attended All Saints Episcopal Church, Fulton. He was
a life member of VFW Post 569 in Fulton. He was a Nave veteran of World
Survived by: a daughter, Tina M. Olmstead of Weedsport; five sons,
Michael D. Wilson of Piscataway, New Jersey, Jack F. Wilson, Jr., of Fulton,
Richard Wilson of Hannibal, Joseph H. Wilson of Tampa, Florida, Donald
L. Wilson of Orlando, Florida; two sisters, Elsie Wilson of Cicero, and
Jane Parker of Iron Station, North Carolina; his long-time friend, Alice
Miner of Fulton; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces
Calling Hours: 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 pm Monday at Foster Funeral
Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.
Funeral Service: 1:00 pm Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, Rev. Jeffrey
D. Knox officiating.
Burial: New Haven Cemetery in New Haven.
August 16, 1999
Donald Peterson, 91
Fulton: Donald Peterson, 91, of 5 North Pollard Drive, died Thursday
at home, following a long illness.
A native of Jamestown, he had resided in Fulton since 1945. He was
an attorney for over 50 years, operating Peterson Law Office in Fulton.
Previously, he was a partner at Smith-Peterson Law Office in Fulton, and
before entering World War II, he practiced in Parish for several years.
Mr. Peterson was a 1931 graduate of Syracuse University, a 1935 graduate
of Syracuse University Law School, where he was a member of the Justinian
He was a member of the Fire and Police Commission in Granby, the Oswego
County Bar Association, Beaver Meadows Golf Club in Phoenix. He was a pen-pal
to over 150 people throughout the world for many years, and was an avid
world traveler, visiting North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
His wife, Ione Peterson, died in 1983.
Survived by: three step-grandchildren; two nieces; several great nieces
There are no funeral services or calling hours. Foster Funeral Home,
Fulton, has charge of arrangements.
August 16, 1999
Francis Cutro, 67
Fulton: Francis Cutro, 67, of 2202 Butternut Drive, Oswego, died Saturday,
August 14, 1999 in the Oswego Hospital after a short illness. He was born
in Oswego and had been a lifetime resident.
Mr. Cutro retired as a Deputy Chief after 27 years of service from
the Oswego Fire Department. He owned and operated the Seneca Lounge, Oswego,
and Gokey's Tavern, Oswego. Mr. Cutro served in the United States Army
from 1946 to 1949 during the Korean War. He retired from the Army Reserves
in 1992 after serving 43 years. Mr. Cutro was a member of the American
Legion, Oswego, Past President of Jaycees, Oswego, and Past President of
the Tavern Keepers Association. He was a member of the Shriners.
Survived by: two sons David Cutro of Oswego, one daughter Deborah Cutro
of Rochester, one brother William Cutro of Pittsford, NY, two sisters Joan
Siembor of East Rochester, and Connie Tiefke of Macedon, NY, two grandchildren,
several nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours: Memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, 11:30
a.m. in St. Louis Church, Oswego. There will be no calling hours.
Burial: Burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Sugar
an Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego.
August 17, 1999
Robert J. Blais, 75
Fulton: Robert J. Blais, 75, of 2835 Ira Hill Road, Cato, died Monday,
August 16th, at Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Auburn
A native of Volney, Mr. Blais had resided in the Cato-Ira area for
many years. He retired in 1977 from NuSash Company in Syracuse, where he
worked in roofing and siding construction.
He was a former member of the Ira Volunteer Fire Department. He was
an avid golfer and former member of Oswego Center Golf Course. He had enjoyed
hunting and fishing.
Survived by: his wife, Mary L. Blais of Cato; a daughter, Carolyn L.
Eaton of Oswego; two sons, Robert J. Blais of Clearwater, Florida and Richard
F. Blais of Ira; a sister, Pauline Wade of Hannibal; ten grandchildren;
ten great children; several nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours: Services will be held 8:00 PM Friday at Foster Funeral
Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal. Reverend John W. McIntyre will officiate.
Calling hours are 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal.
Burial: at Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Ira Volunteer Fire Department, 12561 North
Road, Cato, 13033 or to the American Diabetes Association, 356 North Midler
Avenue, Syracuse, 13206.
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