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Joseph D. Toscano, 76

Joseph D. Toscano

Joseph D. Toscano

Joseph D. Toscano, 76, son of the late Vincent and Lena Toscano, passed away July 15, 2011, at Oswego Hospital.

He resided at 75 E. 10th Street, which was formerly a family-owned grocery store for many years.

Joe attended Oswego schools, graduating from New York Military Academy, Cornwall-on-the-Hudson N.Y. class of 1953.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, member 18th Bomb Wing SAC, 813 Air Base Squadron, 1954-1957, flying B-29’s, then conversion to the B-47, stationed at Pinecastle AFB, Orlando, Fla. Active duty included stand by Reserve from 1957-1962 as A/1C. In 1956 he served in North Africa Jet Base Sidi Slimane.

After the service, during the 70’s and 80’s he opened the Razor’s Edge, a well-known barber styling shop and continued his profession until his retirement.

He was predeceased by a brother, Vincent Toscano, in 2005, and a cousin, Camille, in 2007.

Surviving are cousins in NY and NJ; nephews, Vincent M. and Jeffrey; and his friend, Jane.

Funeral services will be held 9am Friday at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego. Burial will be in Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY, with full military honors.

Contributions can be made to The Manor at Seneca Hill, 20 Manor Dr., Oswego, NY, Adult Day Care Center.

Online condolences my be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

Donald F. Hall, Sr., 81

Donald F. Hall, Sr.

Donald F. Hall, Sr.

Donald F. Hall, Sr., 81, a former resident of Porter St., Oswego, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late George and Ann (Doyle) Hall.

He worked at Breneman’s for over 25 years and retired from SUNY Oswego in 1995 working as a Custodian.

Mr. Hall was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree and the Hibernians.

Surviving are a son, Ronald (Cynthia) Hall of Oswego; two daughters, Judy (Dan Ottman) Pezzlo of Oswego and Robin (Myron) Barnes of Webster; a brothers, Richard (Dolores) Hall of Oswego; 6 grandchildren, Brian (Alissa) Hall, Kristie Hall, Stephen Hall, Jason (Kerri) Shannon, Lance (Sara) Pezzlo and Benny Barnes; 8 great-grandchildren, Kailey, Jonathon, Nicolette, McKenna, Brayden, Dominic, Giada and Vincent

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Hall and a brother, George Hall.

Funeral Services will be held 10a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 4-7p.m. Tuesday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

Jeannine T. Sconzert

Jeannine T. Sconzert

Jeannine T. Sconzert

Jeannine T. Sconzert of Oswego passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 6, 2010.

She was born in Montreal Canada, to the late Marie Claire and Edgar Joseph. She experienced the adventures of having lived in twelve states before settling in Oswego in 1965. Jeannine was a communicant of St. Mary’s church. Her husband Boniface predeceased her in 1983.

Jeannine was a people person and a dear friend to many; her beautiful smile and quick wit will be greatly missed. She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother and inspiration to her family and friends. Jeannine was a talented seamstress and enjoyed exercise classes at the YMCA, Bridge Club and playing golf with her many friends and beloved daughter.

Jeannine worked for Auxiliary Services at the State University College at Oswego for sixteen years and at the City of Oswego Personnel Department for eleven years, retiring in 1998. She was a volunteer for 10 years at the Oswego Hospital and an auxiliary at the Elk’s Lodge, where her homemade carrot cakes were in high demand.

Jeannine is survived by her son Perry (wife, Sharon) of Syracuse, daughter Carol (and friend Bill of California), two grandsons Philip and Bradley, four brothers, Rene (Josette), Maurice (Helene), Andre (Liette), Jean Louis (Renee). She was predeceased by two brothers Raynald and Patrick.

Calling hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2010 at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany Street, Oswego NY 13126.

Celebration Mass will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church 103 West 7th Street Oswego. Entombment will be private in All-Saint’s Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to your local Hospice Agency or Oswego Hospital.

Charles T. Penfield, 86

Charles T. Penfield

Charles T. Penfield

Charles T. Penfield, 86, a resident of East Sixth St. Oswego, passed away November 7, 2010 at the Oswego Hospital.

Born in Syracuse, NY, he was the son of the late Charles and Minnie (Tovey) Penfield.

Charles was a World War II US Army Veteran serving from 1943 to 1945. He was a recipient of the American Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

He was employed as an Electrician for SUNY Oswego from 1970 until his retirement in 1986.

He enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are a son, George (Linda Webster) Penfield of Oswego; a sister, Carol Bonnie of Florida; two grandchildren, Nicole Loomis and Andrew Penfield; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Ruth (Smith) Penfield and a sister, Beatrice Decker.

Funeral Services will be held at 10a.m. Thursday at the Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 4-7pm. Wednesday at the Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

Mary L. Vona, 89

Mary L. Vona, 89, of Oswego, passed away Thursday, November 4th, 2010, at her home.

She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Domenic & Angeline (Vergari) Pileri. She was raised in Detroit, Michigan, where she met her beloved husband Thomas R. Vona of Oswego. They married on June 7th, 1941.

Tom brought Mary back to Oswego with him in 1946, where they opened Vona’s Restaurant on Utica & W. 10th Streets. Mary brought her mother’s recipes into the kitchen, and started a menu that continues to live on today, through her loving family.

Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Thomas R. Vona, in 1988. Together they lived in Oswego, NY and Vero Beach, Fla., and also traveled the world. She enjoyed golf, and was an active member of The Oswego Country Club. Mary lived her life to the fullest. She brought love, joy, and laughter to her family, and all who knew her. Her strength, passion, & beauty will be missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her daughter Josephine A. (Murphy) Occhino, her son Thomas R. (Mary Jane) Vona, her six grandchildren, Murphy (Debra) Occhino, Lesa (James) Peterson, Brandi (John) Weidman , Julie Occhino, Elisabeth (David) Haight, Jessica (Michael) Fortier, and her ten great grandchildren, Austen and Cassandra Peterson, Sarah and Carlie Stoebner, Abigail, John, and Grace Weidman, Ava and Lyla Occhino, Samantha Haight.

Predeceased is her husband Thomas R. Vona (Sept., 27th, 1988), and her son, August J. Vona (Sept., 22nd, 2010),

Celebration Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church in Oswego, on Tuesday, November, 9th, 2010 at 12:00 Noon.

There will be no calling hours. Entombment will be in All-Saint’s Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Mary L. Vona’s name, to St. Joseph’s Church, 240 West 1st Street, Oswego, NY 13126

Condolences may be offered online at www.nelson-funeralhome.com.

Harold D. Sharkey, 82

Harold D. Sharkey

Harold D. Sharkey

Harold D. Sharkey, 82, of Oswego, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2010 at Upstate Medical Center after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.

He was born January 15, 1928 to the late Hazel Greenwood Sharkey and Charles Sharkey. He attended Oswego Schools. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Harold was a 24 year retiree from Alcan. He was a member of the Oswego Center United Methodist Church, Elks and the American Legion Post 268.

He enjoyed hunting, gardening, sports and spending time with his family.

Harold is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Bush) Sharkey; sons, David (Tammy) Sharkey of Mexico; Scott (Linda) Sharkey of Oswego; daughters, Diane Sharkey of Amsterdam; Judy (Chip) Parr of Youngsville, NC; Sandra Sharkey of Oswego; grandchildren, Amy Gerth, Shannon (Brian) McManus, Bobby Jones, Michelle (Shad) Shatraw, Skip (Bernadette) Parr, Greg (Leslie) Parr, Brian Sharkey, Heather Sharkey, Trey Love, Isaiah Love; sisters, Edith Powers and Ella Cooper; brothers, Marshall (Esther) Sharkey, Charles (Carrie Mae) Sharkey, Earl (Barbara) Sharkey; sister-in-law, Jane Sharkey and 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers, George, Lloyd, Glenn and Robert Sharkey.

Funeral Services will be held 10a.m. Tuesday at the Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 4-7p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Oswego Center Methodist Church, in honor of Harold, 977 Co Rt. 20 Oswego.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

John Charles Himes, Sr., 73

John Charles Himes, Sr., 73, of White House Beach, Long Neck, DE passed away on 9/23/10 at the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Home.

John was born in Oswego, NY. He is predeceased by his parents Asa Edmund and Roleane (Fanchine) Himes. Also predeceased by his brothers, Peter and Donald Himes, sisters, Mary Louise Miner, Eleanor Pepper, and Hilda Clark, his first wife, Carole Dewey of NY, and widower of Luella M. Himes, Colonie, NY.

John is survived by his daughters, Alicia Himes, NY and Regina Himes, CA, his sons, John C. Himes, Jr. (Terri) and Jeff C. Himes (Mary), both of NY, his grandchildren James Himes, Jennifer C. Himes, John C. Himes, III and his great grandson, Bryce Christopher Himes. He is also survived by his sisters, Barbara Schwitter, Olivia Oyer Halen, and brothers, Paul Himes (Marjorie), NY and David F. Himes (Betty), FL and many nieces and nephews.

John served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Ticonderoga ’55-’58. He was a member of the Fuller Road Fire Department, serving with their fire police. John worked many years for Tobin Packing Company making FIRST PRIZE hotdogs and Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany, NY in the maintenance department.

John was an avid Miami Dolphins fan. He also enjoyed vintage and classic cars, NASCAR, trips to Aruba, and camping with his many friends, especially trips to Indian River Inlet, and Myrtle Beach. He will be fondly remembered for his many jokes, pranks, and impressions.

Services will be held privately. Burial will be in Oswego Town Rural Cemetery. A remembrance gathering will be held in Albany, NY at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in John’s name to the Parsons Child and Family Center, 60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208 c/o agency advancement or the Alzheimer’s Association, NENY chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12203.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

David J. “Agarn” Crisafulli, 51

David J. “Agarn” Crisafulli

David J. “Agarn” Crisafulli

David J. “Agarn” Crisafulli, 51, a resident of 3989 Co. Rt. 4, Scriba, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late John J. “Fuddy” and Margaret (Greene) Crisafulli of Oswego.

He received a bachelor’s degree in professional studies from Oswego State and his MBA from Syracuse University.

David was an Employee Concerns Manager with Constellation Energy at Nine Mile and a supervisory committee member at Oswego County Federal Credit Union.

He built his own home and enjoyed, woodworking, deer hunting and published his own autobiography titled “Good Enough”. David was an avid New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys Fan and Seinfeld enthusiast. He was a professional scout for Paramount Major League Baseball and was inducted into the Oswego State Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dave loved to golf and published an annual newsletter titled “Glory Days of Golf”; he also raced twice in the Tour De Loop bike race.

Surviving besides his mother are two sons, Daniel and Austin Crisafulli and their mother, Tonya Crisafulli all of Oswego; one brother, Daniel (Laureen) Crisafulli of Aqoura Hills, California; one sister, Colette (Rick) Robinson of Schnectady, NY; two nieces, Marissa and Marlena Crisafulli and a nephew, John Maguire; and girlfriend of many years, Julie Cox.

Funeral Services will be held 10a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church, Oswego.

Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum, St. Peters Cemetery, Oswego.

Calling hours will be held 3-7p.m. Sunday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

Mary Catherine Dillabough, 65

Mary Catherine Dillabough, 65, a resident of Oswego, passed away, Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 in Oswego.

Born in Syracuse she was the daughter of the late Emil and Helen (Cullen) Studli.

Mary worked at the Oswego Chocolate Works and Birdseye Factories in Fulton.

She loved Elvis and the only item on her bucket list was that she never got to Graceland.

Mary loved BINGO most of all and enjoyed going with her three biggest Bingo buddies, who have all since passed away.

She never missed a bazaar and always won more than one cake.

Mary was a very giving person, when friends had nothing she would provide for them at Christmas, she never forgot a birthday and always put her grandchildren’s pictures in the paper on their birthdays and birth announcements as well.

She would write to Santa every year for each one of her friends and family when it was going to be in the paper asking for presents. Mary also sent love letters to the paper on Valentines Day, one time she won 500 lottery tickets and a computer at the New York State Fair and she donated the computer to her youngest grandson’s school.

Surviving is a daughter, Catherine Do of Florida; a sister, Janet Yerdon of Oswego and four grandchildren, Akira Do, Nicholas Do, Andrew Johnson and Sydney Do.

Funeral Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

Raymond W. Jung, 81

Raymond W. Jung

Raymond W. Jung

Raymond W. Jung, 81, a resident of 430 West Fifth St. Oswego, passed away September 9, 2010 at the Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Antoni and Mary (Sarat) Jung.

Ray was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and recipient of the Purple Heart.

He was the owner of Raymond’s Jewelers Inc in Oswego and was a member of the Downtown Oswego Energetic Retailers (D.O.E.R.)

Ray served as a Director for Pathfinder Bank. He was a member of the Oswego Country Club, Oswego Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and the Polish Legion of American Veterans. He enjoyed golfing, cooking, canning and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a member and Trustee of St. Stephen’s Church.

Ray loved to travel and was a season ticket holder for the Syracuse Symphony and Opera and Syracuse University Football.

Surviving are his wife Barbara (Cheney) Jung; two daughters, Karen (John) Moore and Kristine (Daniel) Chalifoux, both of Oswego; a son, Kevin (Patricia) Jung Sr. of Oswego; step-daughters, Lisa Nassar and Laurie Santoro both of Oswego; a brother, Stanley (Patricia) Jung of the Town of Oswego; a sister, Jane (William) Fitzgibbons of Florida; a sister-in-law Dominica “Minnie” Jung of Oswego; nine grandchildren, Kevin (Lori) Jung Jr., Brian Jung, Katherine Jung, Kristin Chalifoux, Christopher Chalifoux, Nicholas Chalifoux, Elizabeth Fontenot, Lauren Nassar, Dominic Ferlito; a great granddaughter, Olivia Fontenot.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine Jean (Edwards) Jung in 1979 and a brother, Eugene “Whitey” Jung.

Funeral Services will be held 11a.m. Monday at St. Stephen’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 2-5pm. Sunday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Church, 138 Niagara St., Oswego.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

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