Miscellaneous Oswego County, New York Obituaries


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OSWEGO - Keionna Nikole O'Gorman, infant daughter of Nicole Jones and Ryan O'Gorman, died June 12, 2000 at Oswego Hospital. She is also survived by her half sister, Desirea O'Gorman; her maternal grandmother, Rikki Gardner of Las Vegas, Nev.; her paternal grandparents, David and Joan O'Gorman of Oswego; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

OSWEGO - Joyce H. Burton, 75, a resident of 322 Cherry St., Oswego, died June 13, 2000 at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Burton. Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Yerdon and Donna Korb, both of Florida; three sisters, Genevieve Andrews of Fulton, Jane Makeever of Oswego, and Margaret Pierce of Saranac Lake; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to North Volney Methodist Church.

OSWEGO - Leonard F. "Len" Besaw, 67, a resident of 1722 County Route 7 in the town of Oswego, died June 12, 2000 at Oswego Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Jessie (Baker) Besaw of Oswego; six daughters, Vicky Stevens of Hannibal, Hope O'Gorman of Florida, Menta Grinnell of Asheville, N.C., Lynne Miller of Boylston, Susan Matott of Martville, and Charlie Dunn of Mexico; three sons, Leonard Besaw Jr. of Martville, Michael Besaw of Hannibal, and Bob Besaw of Florida; one brother, William Besaw of Fulton; three sisters, Dorothy Green, Carol Wilcox, and Mary Pluff, all of Fulton; 27 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

CENTRAL SQUARE - Michael G. Steele, 57, of Central Square, died June 12, 2000 at Crouse Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Martin of Camillus; two brothers, Levy Steele of Liverpool and Donald Steele of Colorado; and a grandchild.

WEST EATON - Richard A. Sutton Jr., 50, of Eagleville Road, West Eaton, died June 11, 2000 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Syracuse. Surviving are a daughter, Lisa M. Sutton of Camden; a son, Richard A. Sutton III of Fulton; his mother, Ruth Sutton of Munnsville; four sisters, Marguerite Howlett and Rose Woodcock, both of Munnsville, Sharon Petrie of Oneida, and Mary Bodley of Edmond, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

HASTINGS - Doris F. Conlin, 80, a resident of Bardeen Road, Hastings, died June 12, 2000 at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Surviving are two sisters, Erma Barnes and Beverly Courbat, both of Central Square. She was predeceased by her husband in 1983.

FULTON - Robert S. Kempston, 82, a resident of South First Street, Fulton, died June 11, 2000 at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Geneva (Lavere) Kempston of Fulton; five daughters, Marcia A. Kempston, Loretta E. Vayner, Ann M. LaRock, and Theresa Diefenbacher, all of Fulton, and Mary A. LeGrand of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four sons, Robert J. Kempston of Cocoa, Fla., Louis V. Kempston of Hannibal, and George F. and Walter J. Kempston, both of Fulton; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will provide flowers. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

LIVERPOOL - Robert A. Templar, 83, a resident of 8134 Mesa Lane, Liverpool, died June 11, 2000 at Crouse Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Helen Louise Templar, on Jan. 30. Surviving are two sons, Alan R. and Donald P. Templar, both of Liverpool; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Moyers Corners Ambulance, Inc., 88481 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13090. 

SYRACUSE - Margaret F. King, 90, a resident of 118 Wolcott Terrace, Syracuse, died June 12, 2000 at her home. She was predeceased by her husbands, William Fahey in 1970, and Thomas King in 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Judith Hall of Fulton; three sons, Thomas J. King of Syracuse, William J. King of Tulsa, Okla., and Terrence P. King of Virginia; four stepdaughters, Donna Laughlin of Buffalo, Kathleen Noce of Solvay, Mary Elizabeth Morgan of Russell, Pa., and Jane Munding of Rochester; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

OSWEGO - Floyd D. James, 60, a resident of 228 Mack Road, Oswego, died June 9, 2000 at Buffalo General Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Nadine (Holmes) James; a daughter, Hope Grosz of North Dakota; a son, Kyle James of Oswego; his mother, Ruby James of Glendale, Ariz.; a sister, Thais Martin of Parishville; a brother, Allan James of Glendale, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.

ALTMAR - J. Robert Cooley, 65, a resident of 75 Pipeline Road, Altmar, died June 11, 2000 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Ilene Cooley; a daughter, Joanne Cooley of Toledo, Ohio; two sons, Jeffrey Cooley of Hudson and Eric Cooley of DeRuyter; a stepson, Roland Balch of Syracuse; his mother, Ruth Oakes Cooley of Hudson; a sister, Joan Rockefeller of Hudson; two brothers, Walter and Gerald Cooley, both of Hudson; and five grandchildren.

FULTON - Erik Savich, 10, of Fulton, died June 10, 2000, the victim of a drowning accident. Surviving are his parents the Rev. Mikhail and Ekaterina Savich; four sisters, Lena, Irina, Zoya, and Anita Savich, all of Fulton; six brothers, Sergey, Paul, Andrey, Tony, Slavic, and Mikhail Savich, all of Fulton; his maternal grandmother, Sekleta Torgonskaya of Ukraine; and his paternal grandparents, Zoya and Sergey Savich of Fulton.

OSWEGO - Elizabeth Gallagher, 89, a resident of 56 E. Oneida St., Oswego, died June 10, 2000 at her home. She was predeceased by her first husband, Karl Kandt, and her second husband, James F. Gallagher. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Lynda) Corbett of Oswego; one son, Ted Kandt of Chesapeake, Va.; and two grandchildren, Leslie and Nicole Kandt.

RED CREEK - Robin A. DuBois, 46, a resident of 13825 Route 370, Red Creek, died June 7, 2000 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Robert DuBois; a daughter, Mary DuBois of Wolcott; two sons, Robert Jr. and Gene DuBois, both of Red Creek; three sisters, Mary Ann Terwilliger of Red Creek, Dorothy Laird of Clyde, and Dawn Smith of Rochester; and five brothers, Arthur, Richard, Robert, William, and Harold Capron, all of Red Creek.

SYRACUSE - Julia (Fiorino) Haralambou, 80, a resident of 316 Seventh North St., Syracuse, died June 6, 2000 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Harris R. Haralambou, in 1985. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Bohne of Fulton and Debra Sabotka of Syracuse; a son, Harry Haralambou of Syracuse; a sister, Mary Poplawski of Bridgeport; five brothers, Angelo, Robert, and James Fiorino, all of Liverpool, Richard Fiorino of Edgewater, Fla., and William Fiorino of Worcester, Mass; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

FULTON - Alfredo D'Agostino Sr., 87, of 270 North Eighth St., Fulton, died June 9, 2000 at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton. Surviving are his wife, Hope Squitieri D'Agostino of Fulton; four daughters, Ann LaFrate of Baldwinsville, Veronica Williams and Loretta Acker, both of Fulton, and Emily Skahen of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; two sons, Anthony D'Agostino of Santa Fe, N.M., and Alfredo D'Agostino Jr. of Syracuse; a sister, Elisa Denaro of New York City; eight grandchildren. Contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church, 301 Beech St., Fulton, N.Y. 13069.

OSWEGO - Margaret L. "Peggy" Stevens, 65, a resident of 131 West First St., St. Luke Apartments, died on June 8, 2000 at Crouse Memorial Hospital in Syracuse after a long illness. She is survived by her three children, Major Mark Stevens of Ocean Springs, Miss., Craig Stevens of Costa Mesa, Calif. and Laurie Stevens of Sonora, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Barbara) Caraccioli of Oswego; a brother, Richard Coyer of Las Vegas; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

OSWEGO - Albert Familo, 65, of 979 County Route 25, Oswego, died June 9, 2000 in Seneca Hill Manor after a long illness. Mr. Familo is survived by his wife of 41 years, Virginia Familo of Oswego; two sons, Mark Familo and Paul Familo of New Jersey; a daughter, Karen Familo of Pennsylvania; four brothers, James Familo of California, Robert Familo of Fulton, Kenneth Familo and Michael.

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