Miscellaneous Oswego County, New York Obituaries


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Joanne M. Smith

FULTON -- Joanne M. Smith, 52, of 354 S. Seventh St., Fulton, died July 24, 2002 at her home. Her parents, Mildred and William Klotz died previously. Surviving are, a daughter, Vicki Pasco of Oswego; a son, Shawn Hackett of Fulton; a brother, William Klotz of Newport News, Va.; and two granddaughters and a grandson. Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego NY 13126. 

Virginia A. Walker

PARISH -- Virginia A. Walker, 55, of Hong Kong Road, Parish, died July 23, 2002. Surviving are a daughter, Wendy Birmingham of Parish; a son, Darren of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Clovine Christman of West Monroe and Robin Ramirez of Panther Lake; two brothers, Richard Weaver of Pulaski and Dwight Wing of Fulton; and five grandchildren.

Fay W. Erwin

FULTON-- Fay W. Erwin, 76, of South Granby Road, Fulton, died July 23, 2002. Surviving are his wife, Linda S.; a son, Brent C. of North Syracuse; his mother, Myrtle Young of Cross Lake; a sister, Janet McKernon of Volney; and two brothers, Duane of North Carolina and Lyle of Port Charlotte, Fla.

Doris R. Russ

ROCHESTER -- Doris R. (Clohosey) Russ, 82, a two years resident of Rochester, and a former resident of county Rout 64, Mexico, died July 23, 2002, at the Friendly Home of Rochester. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, in 1990, and a son, Melvin, in 1991. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Hofer of Mexico and Elaine Ruckdeschel of Rochester; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Robert H. 'Honker' Bradshaw

OSWEGO -- Robert H. "Honker" Bradshaw, 77, a resident of 67 E. Utica St., Oswego, died July 24, 2002, at Oswego Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Mayme (Alesci) Bradshaw, and a daughter, Antionette Bradshaw. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jane (Bruce) Wells of Oswego; three sons, Robert A. (Vicky) Bradshaw of Freehold, N.J., James G. and Blake T. (Emily) Bradshaw, both of Oswego; three brothers, Thomas Bradshaw of Arkansas, James Bradshaw of Oswego and Richard Bradshaw of Syracuse; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick, Syracuse, NY 13204.

Mary A. Smegelsky 

OSWEGO -- Mary A. Smegelsky, 76, resident of 131 W. First St., Oswego, and a former resident of 360 W. Fifth St., died July 27, 2002, at Oswego Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, John "Jack" Smegelsky Sr., in 1990. Surviving are two daughters, Helen "Sue" (Glen) Tweedie and Johanna "Hanna" Smegelsky, both of Oswego; two sons, John "Jack" (Kathy) Smegelsky Jr. and Joseph (Annette) Smegelsky, both of Oswego; a sister, Betty D'Ambra of Liverpool; a brother, William McCarthy of Florida; eight grandchildren; three grandchildren; and a close family friend, Colleen Dewine.

James T. Wolford

PHOENIX -- James T. Wolford, 68, a resident of Lamson Road, Phoenix, died July 26, 2002, at Course Hospital, Syracuse. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, the former Helen L. Lewis; a daughter, Anne L. Welytok of Georgetown; two sons, David J. of Fulton and Brian T. of Navarino; a sister, Joyce A. Mattice of Jackson, Tenn.; a brother, Douglas L. of Phoenix; and seven grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Horning-Fournier American Legion Post #418, 9 Oswego River Road, Phoenix, NY 13135 or Cody Volunteer Fire Department, 155 county Route 55, Fulton, NY 13069.

Gene F. Lowe

PARISH -- Gene F. Lowe, 60, of Rider Street, Parish, died July 26, 2002. Surviving are his wife, Jo; a daughter, Sandy Lowe of North Carolina; a son, Geoff of North Carolina; a stepdaughter, Nancy Carroll of Parish; three stepsons, Patrick Carroll of California, Bryan Carroll of Syracuse and Jon Carroll of Parish; a sister, Mary Ellen Rogers of Clayton; two brothers, Edward Cayea of Syracuse and Howard Lowe of California; his mother, Esther Zobel of Syracuse; and 13 grandchildren.

Ova M. Reed

PHOENIX -- Ova M. Reed, 83, a former resident of Phoenix, died July 26, 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard M. , in 1981, and a son, Robert D, in 1961. Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne M. Willson of Phoenix and Nancy E. Carpenter of Syracuse; two sons, Ronald S. and Gary D., both of Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Kay Kinne of Phoenix and Donna Gabula of Binghamton; two brothers, Homer F. Bowman and Robert C. Bowman, both of Phoenix; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

AUBURN -- Rev. Orval P. McBride, 81, of 126 Brown St., Elbridge, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, in Auburn Memorial Hospital after becoming ill at home. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Lillian Mears; two daughters, Karen A. Cook of Massena and Cheryl McBride-Magee of Rochester; two sisters, Pearl Austin of Washington, Ill., and Dorothy Graff of Ava, Ill.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Contributions may be made to the Elbridge Community Church Memorial Fund. 

Eugene A. Bassett

CONSTANTIA -- Eugene A. Bassett, 62, of Route 49, Constantia, died July 26, 2002. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosemarie. Surviving are a son, Richard R. Reichel of Port Charlotte, and four grandchildren.

Wyon A. Taplin

RICHLAND -- Wyon A. Taplin, 80, of Canning Factory Road, Richland, died July 27, 2002. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris, in 1980. Surviving are two sons, Wade A. of Conover, N.C., and Wayne D. of Richland; three sisters, Varda Teska of Pulaski, Lavaina Johnson of Williamstown and Maryetta Whaley of California; three brothers, Francis of Sandy Creek, Vardon of Port Byron and James of California; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

William Danzer Jr.

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. -- William Danzer Jr., 84, a resident of Nettles Island, Jensen Beach, Fla., died July 21, 2002, at West Palm Beach Veterans Care Center in Florida. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Hazel, at home; a daughter, Diann Jamieson of Youngsville; two sons, Bryan (Frances) Danzer of Warner Robins, Ga., and Craig (Cherie) Danzer of Oswego; a brother, Robert Danzer of Lewisburg, N.C.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five nephews.

Elmo F.E. Sherman

FAIR HAVEN -- Elmo F.E. Sherman, 95, formerly of West Bay Road, Fair Haven, died July 29, 2002, in Dade City, Fla. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, the former Grace Hull of Florida; a daughter, Mary Lou Zeigler of Minetto; four sons, Gordon Sherman of Florida, Gene and Richard Sherman, both of Fulton, and Miller Sherman of Oswego; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

James F. Symborski

OSWEGO -- James F. Symborski, 60, a resident of 148 E. Oneida St., Oswego, died unexpectedly July 29, 2002, at Oswego Hospital. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, the former Mary Jane Little; two daughters, Sandra (Frank) Kielb of Oswego, and Kim (Jason) Jackson of Cicero; a son, James (Jennifer) Symborski of Oswego; three sisters, Scherie Clark, Leah Wilson and Maria Gabriel, all of Oswego; a brother, Frank Symborski of Oswego; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Jackson, and Hannah and Spencer Kielb; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mary A. Sawyer

OSWEGO -- Mary A. Sawyer, 63, a resident of 295 Woolson Road, Oswego, died July 31, 2002, at her home. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Sawyer Sr.; two daughters, Mary Jo (Lee) Rostien of New Jersey and Theresa (Joe) Stock of Scriba; three sons, Joseph (Mary Lynn) Smith of Joy, Fla., Paul (Billy Jo) Smith of Carthage and Robert (Kelly) Sawyer of New Haven; five sisters, Bertha Barlow, Shirley Dunsmore, Carolyn Wallace, Elizabeth Bradshaw, all of Oswego, and Patricia Whittier of Scriba; four brothers, Norman Holmes of Hannibal, Edward Holmes of Oswego, Steven Holmes of Florida and Robert Holmes of Erie, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and beloved family friends, Cindy and Bernie Finnegan and their family.

Dorothy M. Moxam

PULASKI -- Dorothy M. Moxam, 89, of Springbrook Apartments, Pulaski, died July 29, 2002. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church, and a former member of Retired Senior Volunteer Program, both in Pulaski. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar G. Sr., in 1985; a son, Edgar G. Jr., in 1988; and a daughter, Joan Wallace, in 1993. 

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