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Earl Fitzpatrick Jr., 52

HANNIBAL, NY – Earl Fitzpatrick Jr., 52 passed away March 26, 2010, at LeHigh Acres Medical Center, Fla.

Earl was born in Syracuse and he graduated from DeVillo Sloan School in 1978.

He moved to St. Augustine, Fla., in 1980 and currently resided in LeHigh Acres.

Earl loved to make people laugh; he had the brightest smile, biggest hugs and toughest handshake, along with a heart of gold.

Earl was predeceased by his father, Earl Sr.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Geraldine Fitzpatrick; two sisters, Theresa (Robert) June and Penny (Matthew) King; one brother, James Fitzpatrick; along with many family members and friends.

Memorial services will be Saturday July 31, at 11 a.m. at Steven Gould’s home, 538 State Route 176, Hannibal, NY.

Local arrangements were by the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home.

Bette J. (Baum) (Saltalamachia) Douglas, 08/24/2009

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla.  – Bette J. (Baum) (Saltalamachia) Douglas of Safety Harbor, Fla., died on August 24, 2009.

She was employed for many years with Oswego County Opportunities, Inc and Motivated Security Services up until her relocation to Florida.

She was a resident of Oswego for many years and will be fondly remembered by friends that she made over the years.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her children, her love of crafting, yard sales, and a great love for animals.

She is survived by her husband, James; her loving sons, Mark Saltalamachia and wife, Nadene, Michael Saltalamachia and wife, Xiomara, John Saltalamachia and wife, Mieko, and Joseph Saltalamachia; her loving daughter, Tina Orel; her grandchildren, Jeffrey Orel, Nicole and Danielle Saltalamachia and Michael Davis; and her great-grandchildren, Michael David and Abagail Rose Orel, and Vincent James Sharp.

She is also survived by her sisters, Arlene, Darlene and Nancy; and brothers, Stan, Albert, Robert, Donald, and John.

Bette was predeceased by her mother, Mabel Baum; father, Clarence Baum; her sisters, Helen and Margaret (Peg); and her daughter-in-law, Philicia.

A memorial service for Bette will be held on September 4 from 4 – 8 p.m. at her grandson’s house located at 186 E. Seventh St., Oswego, NY.

In lieu of flowers and at Bette’s request, please make a donation to the American Lung Association.

Wal-Mart Helps Bucs March To Florida

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Wal-Mart Helps Bucs March To FloridaOSWEGO, NY – Wal-Mart is assisting the Oswego High School Marching Bucs as they prepare to travel to Orlando, Fla., for the Citrus Bowl Parade.

Recently, Jill  Allen, Wal-Mart Community Coordinator presented to Oswego High School Band Parents’ Association member Debbie Bartholomew  a check for $1,000.

Joining in the presentation were assistant marching band director Bill Palange and Wal-Mart assistant manager Tori Barbaglia.

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