Madelyn May Williams

Madelyn May Williams, 94, of Hinmansville, NY,
passed away on Tuesday June 18, 2019 in Syracuse,
NY. Born in Little Rock Camp, W. VA on May 23, 1925
to her late parents Norah Dell (Webb) and Virgil Backus.
She was employed by General Electric Co., Syracuse.
Madelyn enjoyed cleaning, painting, and mowing. She
was predeceased by her husband of 24 years, Maynard
Lee Williams, Sr. in 1972.
Surviving are her daughter Virginia Berg of Albany; her
son Maynard Lee (Theresa) Williams, Jr. of Oswego; 4
grandchildren, Sara Berg, Heather Berg, Maynard Lee
Williams, III, (Ashley), Jennifer Williams; 4 great and 5
great-great grandchildren; a cousin Mildred (Woody)
Woodard; and other relatives in the Unadilla, NY area.
Calling hours only are on Monday June 24, from 10 a.m.
until noon in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. Burial to follow in
Sand Hill Cemetery, 121 Sand Hill Rd., Unadilla, NY,
with an e.t.a. of 2 to 2:30 p.m..

Graveside services for Robert James “Turk” Murphy

Graveside services for Robert James “Turk”
Murphy, 93, of Liverpool, NY, who died on February
15, 2019, will be on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at
11 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Baldwinsville, NY.
Deacon Jeffrey Dean will officiate the service.
U.S.M.C. honor team and VFW Post 5540 honor
squad, Phoenix, NY, will offer military rites.
Turk was a founding member of the VFW Post
5540, as well as a member of it, ‘s honor squad.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
Phoenix, NY has care of arrangements.

James H. Charles

James H. Charles (June 6, 1933 – June 1, 2019), 85, known as “Jim” and later “J.C.,” formally of Clayton, Phoenix, Cazenovia, Waterloo, Wolcott and Newark, NY and Myrtle
Beach, SC, passed away on Saturday June 1, 2019.

He was born in Syracuse.A man with boundless energy, he approached the end of life with bravery and humor, in the same way he lived for almost 86 years.

After graduating from high school in Clayton, NY, (class of 1950), Jim entered the US Air Force and served proudly during the Korean War era, stationed overseas in England, and honorably discharged in 1955.

Following graduation from St. Lawrence University, he worked for Firestone Tires as a sales manager and attended Syracuse University for graduate school before becoming a career-high school math teacher in Phoenix and then Cazenovia, NY.

His encore career included a return to retail management for Fay’s Drugs and teaching mathematics at Butler Correctional Facility.

He loved sailing and boating.

His lifelong passion for being on the water began while growing up on the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

He loved working in his wood shop, reading, writing and watching football on TV.

He especially loved following SU football and basketball teams.

He dearly loved and cherished his family and many wonderful friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Ruth (nee Fowler)
Charles; his brother, Richard (“Dick”) Charles.

He is survived by his daughters, Stephanie (Steven) Cushman, Mary Helander, Jennifer (Vincenzo) Fuschino and Elizabeth Charles; brothers, Jack (Mary Lou) Charles and Joel (Carol) Charles; grandchildren, Cassidy, Jacob, Maria and Jessica; and former wives and mothers of his girls, Peg (Dick) Scheffler and Sue Charles.

Calling hour will be on Monday June 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, followed immediately by an 11 a.m. memorial service and celebration of his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations to his memory may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY, 13135.

Arrangements by Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY.

Barbara J. Gunsalus

Barbara J. Gunsalus, 80, of Phoenix, NY passed away at
her home on Monday June 3, 2019. Born to her late parents
Freida S. “Fritz” (Scherfling) and George W. Dunn on Feb-
ruary 13, 1939. She was a 1957 graduate of John C. Bird-
lebough High School in Phoenix. Barbara was a pharmacy
technician for Wayne’s Pharmacy, and retired from Tops
Markets Pharmacy, Fulton, NY
Barbara was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star,
Chapter 173, of the Callimachus Lodge 369, Phoenix.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband
of 42 years Ronald E. Gunsalus on Nov. 21, 2001; her brother
Edward G. Dunn on Oct. 11, 2004.

Surviving are her daughters Debra J. (Keith) Caltabiano of
Phoenix and Sandra (Greg) Melocik of South Lake, TX;
seven grandchildren Heidi, Brian, Nicholas, Michael,
Meagan, Christini, and Jessica; two great-grandchildren
Jabe and Peyton; her sisters Janet D. (Doug) Farling of
Webster, and Betty Madison of Baldwinsville; her sister-in
-law Kathy Dunn of Black River; her brother-in-law Richard
(Marilyn) Gunsalus of Phoenix; nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Calling hours are on Thursday June 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. in
the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St.,
Phoenix. The funeral service will be on Friday June 7, at
2 p.m. with the Rev. Lauri J. Craig officiating. Burial will
follow in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St..
Contributions in Barb’s memory to: Friends of Oswego
County Hospice, Inc., P. O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.