From Oswego County, New York:
Marie E. Backman
Sterling: Marie E. Backman, 88, of 15169 Sterling Valley Road, Sterling, died, Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Oswego Hospital.
A native of Sterling, she was a life resident. Mrs. Backman worked for 17 years at The Nestle Company in Fulton.
Mrs. Backman was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Hannibal, and a member of it's Altar Rosary Society.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bruce Backman.
Survived by:two sons, David B. Backman of Pittsburgh, PA and Donald J. Backman of Oswego; a sister, Laura Andrews of Sterling; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a niece and nephew.
Calling Hours:will be held from 4 to 8 PM, Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal.
Funeral Service: will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Hannibal. Reverend Richard R. Thompson will officiate.
In Lieu of Flowers: Spring burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery, Red Creek.
Fulton: Benjamin C. Elms, 95, formerly of 1376 County Route 8, Fulton, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at Sunrise Nursing Home, Oswego.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Elms had resided in Fulton most of his life. ss.
He retired from the B. H. Spinney Company, an appliance store in Syracuse, where he worked for many years.
Mr. Elms was a former member and past master of Hannibal Lodge #550 F.&A.M., Hannibal, and of the Fulton Fire and Police Commission in Fulton for several years.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred, who died several years ago.
Survived by: his wife, Ruth L. Elms of Fulton; a son, Benjamin C. Elms, Jr. of Syracuse; three stepsons, Douglas H. Burdick of Red Creek, Richard L. Burdick and David E. Burdick both of Fulton; a stepdaughter, Carol B. Vanderhaden of Fulton; several grandchildren, great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours:There will be no calling hours
Funeral Service: There will be no funeral services.
Burial: Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has charge of the arrangements.
New York City: Paul Allerton of 621 Water Street, New York City, formerly of Fulton, NY, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Rivington House Nursing Home in New York City after a long struggle with AIDS. He was 47 years old.
Born in White Plains, NY, Paul moved to Fulton with his family in 1963 and graduated from G. Ray Bodley High School in 1971. He worked for a time as a newspaper reporter/photographer for the Palladium-Times and as a reporter, copy editor and circulation manager for the Oswego Valley News.
He majored in voice at Hartt School of Music in Connecticut and lived and worked in San Francisco for several years before moving to New York City where he was a computer support spe#####t. Paul had an avid interest in and tremendous knowledge of music, the theater, art, travel, gardening and literature.
Survived by: his parents, Muriel and Joseph Allerton of Fulton; brothers Peter of Toronto, Canada and Steven of Key West, Florida; a sister Martha Allerton of Coto de Caza, California; and long- time companion Keno Rider of New York City.
Calling Hours: There will be no calling hours.
Funeral Service:A memorial service will be held at State Street United Methodist Church, Fulton, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2001. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, is assisting in arrangements.
Burial: The family will be holding a Memorial Service in San Francisco, California, this summer in accordance with his expressed wishes to have his ashes scattered in the San Francisco Bay.
In Lieu Of Flowers: Contributions in memory of Paul Allerton may be given to Rivington House, New York City; to the Memorial Fund of State Street United Methodist Church, Fulton; or to Miracle House (For AIDS families), New York City.
Lyle M. Crary
Granby: Lyle M. Crary, 67, of 267 Chase Road, Granby, died Thursday, June 21, at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton.
A native of Canton, Mr. Crary has resided in Granby since 1953. He retired in 1990 as a tin smith from General Electric Co. in Liverpool after 35 years.
His son, Robert W. Crary died in 1958.
Survived by: his wife of 47 years, Barbara A. Crary of Granby; three daughters: Debra A. Crary of Volney, Kathy J. Arcadi of Fair Haven, and Candice K. Majeski of Hannibal; two sons, Phillip L. Crary of Oswego, and Jeffrey S. Crary of Fulton; two sisters, Mildred Barkley of Canton, and Gaynel Rawley of St. Augustine, Florida; a brother, George Crary of Montgomery, Texas; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours: will be held 4 - 8 PM, Sunday, June 24, at the funeral home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.
Funeral Service:will be held 10 AM, Monday, June 25, at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Reverend Steven A. Ingerson will officiate.
Burial: will be at Vermillion Cemetery , Palermo.
Maynard U. O'Bryan
June 20, 2001 Maynard U. O'Bryan, 73, of 13653 Queens Farm Road, Martville, died Monday, June 18, at home. He was a native and life resident of the Martville area.
Mr. O'Bryan retired in 1991 after 30 years with the former Container Corp. of America in Fulton. He previously worked at Sealright and Nestle Co. , both in Fulton.
Mr. O'Bryan attended the Blind Sodus Bay Rural School in the Red Creek School District, and was a army veteran serving in the occupational forces in Germany. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are: his wife of 47 years, the former Virginia I. Bond of Martville; two daughters, Crystal J. Currier and Holly S. Martin, both of Auburn; a son, Virnard B. O'Bryan of Simpsonville, South Carolina; three sisters, Evelyn DiBello of Hannibal, Geraldine Ellis of Fair Haven, and Phoebe Ellis of Fulton; a brother, Clifford O'Bryan of Hannibal; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 10 AM Friday, June 22, at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Reverend Hugh L. Robinson will officiate.
Burial will be at Fairdale Rural Cemetery in Hannibal. Calling hours will be held 4 - 8 PM Thursday, June 21, at the funeral home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family, 13653 Queens Farm Road, Martville, 13111.
Lawrence A. Bednarek
Fulton : Lawrence A. Bednarek, 55, of 203 Worth Street, Fulton, died Thursday at University Hospital, Syracuse, after a long illness.
A native of Fulton, Mr. Bednarek was a life resident. He had worked 29 years at Armstrong World Industries, Fulton.
Mr. Bednarek had attended St. Michael's Church in Fulton.
He was the son of Alex and Celia Bednarek, who died previously. He was also predeceased by a brother Donald Zimba.
Survived by: his wife of 33 years, Carol A. (Hurlbert) Bednarek of Fulton; two daughters, Sara (and Mike) Piazzi of Sherburne and Rachel Bednarek of Liverpool; a sister Beverly Ashline of Fulton; a brother, Edward Zimba of Virginia Beach, VA; two grandsons, Matthew and Nathan Piazzi of Sherberne; several nieces, newphews and cousins.
Calling Hours:will be held from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.
Burial: Spring burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Fulton.
In Lieu Of Flowers:Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.