John Waloven, 91

FULTON, NY – John Waloven, 91, of Fulton, passed away Friday June 26, 2015, at Oswego Hospital, Oswego, NY.

He was born in Fulton, to the late Dennis and Magda (Yacura) Waloven.

Mr. Waloven had remained a lifetime resident of Fulton.

He was a United States veteran having served in the Army from 1943-1945.

Mr. Waloven retired in 1986 from Sealright Co., after 43 years of service.

He was a lifetime member of the Fulton VFW and a past communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton.

Mr. Waloven enjoyed performing with his accordion for residents of the local nursing homes.

He was a past communicant and council member of Our Lady of the Rosary, Hannibal.

He and his wife, Shirley, were avid volunteers and successfully chaired Our Lady of the Rosary chicken and biscuit dinner committee for several years.

They were also longtime communicants of Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, and most recently Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Minetto.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley Waloven of Fulton; three children:  John Waloven Jr., of Oswego, Gregory Waloven of Hannibal and Christopher Waloven of Hannibal; five stepchildren: Michael Elhage of Los Angeles, Mark Elhage of Baldwinsville, NY, Christine Hunter of Kingston, Canada, Joanne Weldin of Fulton and Linda Johnson of North Carolina; son-in-law, Daniel Jurenko; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Waloven was predeceased by his first wife, Ann Waloven, in 1977; his daughters:  Patricia Nappi in 1997 and Ann Jurenko in 2010; stepson: Gerard Elhage; three siblings: Frank Waloven, Michael Waloven and Torra Waloven.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Schultz.

Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oswego County Catholic Charities 365 W. First St., Fulton, NY 13069.