Kenneth L. Wilson

Kenneth L. Wilson, 48, of Fulton (town of Volney),
passed away on Monday February 27, 2017 at Saint
Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. He was
born in Syracuse on May 5, 1968.
Ken was a mechanic for Cole Muffler Company in
North Syracuse, for 22 years. He was a member
of the Oswego County Four Wheeler Club.
Predeceased by his step-daughter, Amber L. Young
in 2003; and his maternal grandparents.
Surviving are his loving wife of 13 years, Judy A. (Dix)
Wilson; a daughter Ashley Wilson of Phoenix; two sons
Jesse Wilson of Fulton, and Darren Ashley of Phoenix;
his grandchildren Sebastian Wilson and Logan Wilson;
his mother Lela Latour of Buffalo; his two sisters
Clarice Uborkowski and Robin Latour both of Buffalo; his
brother John J. Latour of Buffalo; his mother-in-law Catherine Lamb of Clay;
and his father-in-law Robert Dix of Fulton; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday March
2, in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431
Main St., Phoenix, NY. A funeral service will follow at
7 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Hodge
officiating. Spring burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery,
126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY 13135

Evelyn R. Umstead Perry

February 24, 2017
Evelyn R. Umstead Perry, 93, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Friday at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton. Born to her late parents, Eva L. (Pitcher) and Ray A.Quigg on April 1, 1923 in Fulton, NY. A graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1940.

Many will remember the Phoenix Home Bakery on State Street that Eve and her husband Dick opened in 1954 until his death in 1978. Evelyn skillfully decorated hundreds of cakes and many still have a fond memory of their favorite donut.

She was a member of Phoenix United Methodist Church, Phoenix VFW Post 5540 Auxiliary and for several years volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Food Pantry at Phoenix Nutrition Site. She enjoyed her time as a tour guide for the Phoenix Sr. Citizens Group and crocheting blankets and cancer hats which were then donated to several organizations.

Evelyn was dearly loved and will be missed by her family and many who knew her.

Predeceased by her first husband, Richard F. Umstead in 1978; her second husband, William S. Perry in 1993; two sisters, Lillian V. Gristwood in 1997, and Letha L. Pelkey 2013; a brother Donald L. Quigg in 2007.

Surviving are her three daughters, Nancy J. (Ron) Hardter,
Linda S. (Tom) Bowersox, and Sandra L. Umstead all of
Phoenix; seven grandchildren, Ronald (Becky) Hardter,
Richard Hardter (Karen McKay), Laurie (Jeff) Lacey,
Kim (Jim) Sutliffe, Kristie (Scott) Shanahan, Stacy
Bowersox (Beau Sickler), and Casey (Chris) Ouzts;
many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are on Monday Feb. 27, from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home
431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. Services will be at 11 a.m.
on Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Sue Acker
officiating. Spring burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.
Contributions in Lieu of flowers to: Phoenix Area Food
Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135

Leonard J. Cooper

Leonard J. Cooper, 84, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2017. He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Carol Frawley Cooper; his brother, William A. Cooper; his daughters, Colleen (Robert) Walker, Sandra (Chris) Hirsh, Mary (Larry) Hughes; his son, Jeffrey Cooper; his grandchildren, Mandy (Greg) Walts, Michael Hirsh, Joshua Gates, April (Scott) Urban, Randi (Nicholas) Proukou, Ashley (Aaron)
Sirtoli, Ryanne Hughes, Travis Hughes, Lindsey
(Ryan) Hirsh, Kori Hughes, Kylee Hughes, Jeffrey Cooper, Jacob Cooper; and his great-grandchildren, Brian Fipps, Collin Fipps, Eva Fipps, Kelly Runge, Bailey Runge, Lukas Sirtoli, Levi Proukou, Evan Sirtoli, Keegan Sirtoli, and Maeve Urban.

Leonard was born July 21, 1932 to Alice (Kingsley) and
Leonard Cooper, Sr.. He attended primary and secondary school in North Syracuse and Central Square, graduating from Sandy Creek High School in 1949. He
received his Bachelor of Science Degree from SUNY
Oswego in 1953, and his Master’s Degree from SUNY
Oswego in 1958. Leonard proudly served in the United
States Army prior to marrying his wife Carol in 1955. He
was also a member of the VFW Post 5540, Phoenix,
since 1957.
Leonard worked as a teacher in Brownville Schools and
in Baldwinsville Central Schools. He was quickly pro
moted to School Administration in Baldwinsville, and
served in that district for 39 years. Leonard helped
develop Baldwinsville’s first intramural and adult
education programs, notably, he was the first Director
of Personnel at Baldwinsville Schools.
After his retirement in 1989, Leonard continued his
dedication to the education system by acting as a NYS
Hearing Officer for disadvantaged students, assisting
in their placement for academic success. In the years
following, he held numerous state office titles within the
school administrators association. Additionally, an active
member of the First Congregational, UCC in Phoenix,
Leonard served as Chairman and member on the Board
of Trustees, and was integrally involved with Sunday
School operations.
As a lifelong sports enthusiast and avid golfer, Leonard
acted as President and founder of the Board of Directors
of the Beaver Meadows Golf & Recreation Association.
Furthermore, for 27 years, Leonard was a passionate
high school and collegiate level soccer referee. He
enjoyed most watching his children and grandchildren
participate in their various activities, both during and
after school age years. He took pride in achievements
of those he loved and relished celebrating their successes.
A celebration of Leonard’s life will be held at the First
Congregational, United Church of Christ, 43 Bridge St.,
Phoenix, on Monday February 13, 2017. The family will
receive friends and loved ones from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m..
The memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First
Congregational, UCC, General Operating Fund, in
memory of Leonard Cooper.
Arrangements in care of: Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

Earnest L. Milstead

Earnest L. Milstead, 92, of Pennellville, NY passed away
on Friday February 3, 2017. He was born on August 19,
1924 to his late parents, Mavis (Henson) and Dewey
Milstead in Decatur, IL. A veteran of the U. S. Navy
serving from 1942-1946.

Earnest was a member of the North Syracuse Baptist
Church. He was employed as an electrician for General
Electric Company, Syracuse for 31 years, retiring in 1985.
Surviving are his loving wife of 69 years, Gladys (Beebe)
Milstead; two daughters, Diane (John) Navin and Carolyn
(Jim) Comer; one son, David Lee Milstead; seven grand
children; several great-grandchildren; one great-great
granddaughter; two brothers Larry Milstead and Glenn
Milstead; nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday Feb.
7, 2017, at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. The funeral service will follow
at 3 p.m. with Pastor Douglas (Patricia) Miller officiating.
A special tribute to Ernest by vocalist Josh Comer will
be included during the service.
Spring burial with military honors will be in Pennellville Cemetery, County Route 54, Pennellville, NY 13132.