Gordon W. McKay

Gordon W. McKay, 79, of Schroeppel (Sand Ridge),
passed away on Thursday Jan. 18, 2018 at his home.
Born in Syracuse to his late parents, Ida (Pickard) and
George McKay on Oct. 26, 1938. A graduate of
Williamsville H. S., Buffalo State Univ., and Oswego
State Univ. in teaching. He was a USAF veteran
from 1956-1960. Gordon was an electrician for Allied
Chemical Co., Syracuse and a substitute teacher in
the surrounding area schools. He was an active member
and trustee for Pennellville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Carolyn A.
(Widmer) McKay; his daughter Kimberly Ann McKay of
Portland, OR; his son Christopher G. (Amber L. (Abbott)
McKay of Phoenix; four grandchildren;; one sister, Karen
(Howard) Smith of PA; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours only on Tuesday Jan. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m.
in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431
Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. A Remembrance
Gathering will be later this year, with details to follow.
Contributions in Gordon’s memory to: Pennellville
United Methodist Church, 389 Co. Rt. 54, Pennellville or
Friends of Osw. Co. Hospice, P. O. Box 102, Oswego,
NY 13126.

Ellen G. Ridgway

Ellen G. Ridgway, 92, of Richland, former Phoenix, NY
resident, passed away Sunday Dec. 17, 2017 at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Newark, NY on Feb. 25, 1925 to Lucinda
(Thomas) and Joseph Grieve. Ellen was a lab supervisor for General Foods Corp., Fulton, retiring in 1991 after 23 years of service. A member of St. Stephen’s Church and it’s Altar Rosary Society, Phoenix.

Predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Gordon E.
Ridgway, in 2010; her son Allan T. Ridgway in 1989; her
sister Elizabeth J. Leal in 2014.

Surviving are her daughters, Barbara J. Worns (John
Hubbard) of Richland, and Cynthia L. “Cindi” Ridgway
of Fayettville; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
several nieces, nephews, cousins.

Calling hours are on Friday Dec. 22, from 10 a.m. until
Noon in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. Vigil prayers may be offered
in the funeral home prior to our departure for church. The
funeral mass will begin at 1 p.m. in St. Stephen’s Church,
469 Main St., Phoenix, NY, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating.

Spring burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Contributions in Ellen’s memory to: St. Stephen’s Church.

Robert A. Livingston

Robert A. Livingston, 80,
died on Dec. 13, 2017 at Elderwood Nursing Home,
Liverpool from Parkinson’s disease. Born in Warehouse
Point, CT, June 29, 1937. Resided in Phoenix, NY most
of his life. Served in U. S.Marine Corps, Korean war vet; retired
from Sealright Corp., Fulton, NY.
Enjoyed dancing, oldies music, a very generous fun
loving guy, liked to feed the birds and squirrels, and to
help everyone. Was always a hard worker.
Predeceased by his parents, Robert A. and Julia R. (Wolfe)
Livingston; brothers, Buster Livingston & Fred Livingston.
Survived by sons Robert R. (Denise) Livingston, and
Larry L. Livingston; longtime companion Susan Strong;
sisters Rita Madden, and Florence Kirk of Greenwich, NY;
many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are on Saturday Dec. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m.,
at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431
Main St., Phoenix, with a funeral service at 3 p.m.
with the Rev. Susan Townsend officiating.
Spring burial with Navy honors in Riverview Cemetery, Baldwinsville.
Contributions to: Parkinson’s Disease.
no guest book entry please

Tony F. Montanaro

Tony F. Montanaro, 92, of Pennellville (Schroeppel),
passed away at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY on
Wed. Dec. 6, 2017. Born in Syracuse to his late parents,
Anna ( DeGrultta) and Andrew Montanaro on Nov. 2, 1925. He served in the U. S. Army 1944 – 45. He was a member of VFW Post 5540, Phoenix Memorial Post.

Tony was employed at LeMoyne Manor, Liverpool for
over 40 years. A member of the Bartenders Union.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Church, Phoenix, NY.

Predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Nichols, Joseph,
Cosmo, and Michael; his sisters, Rose Tuscano and
Carmella Tursi.

Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Lucy C. (Lynch)
Montanaro; his five daughters, Peggy (Staring) Montanaro,
Betty (Doug) Corey, Theresa (Richard) Demo, Lucy (Scot)
Grenga, and Mary (Gerald) Stone; two sisters-in-law,
Marjorie Montanaro and Shirley Montanaro; 14 grand
children; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews;
and many friends.

Calling hours are on Sunday Dec. 10, 2017 from 2 to 5
p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home,
431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. Services are at
8:45 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home followed by
a 9:30 a.m. funeral mass in St. Stephen’s Church, 469
Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre
officiating. Burial with military honors to follow in
Assumption Cemetery, 2401 Court St., Syracuse, NY.

Anthony F. “Tony” Ferens

Anthony F. “Tony” Ferens, 56, of Volney (Fulton), NY
passed away at home with his family by his side on
Sunday December 3, 2017. Born in Syracuse, NY
to his late parents, Norma (Dodd) and Joseph Vincent
Ferens on March 31, 1961. He was a graduate of
Phoenix Central Schools, J. C. Birdlebough High School.
Tony was employed by Schindler Elevator Co., Syracuse
as a Elevator Constructor. He was a member of Pathfinder
Rod and Gun Club; an avid hunter and fisherman; a car
show enthusiast; he enjoyed playing golf.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister
Diane Blank.
Surviving are his loving wife of 27 years, Mary Ann (Colvin)
Ferens; his son Trever Vincent Ferens of Volney; his
brothers David Ferens of Fulton, and Jim Ferens of
Central Square; nieces and nephews; his canine and feline
friends, Shelby, Dusty, and Rusty.
Calling hours are on Friday Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St.,
Phoenix, NY 13135.

A catholic funeral mass will be at
9:30 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 9, in Saint Stephen’s Church,
469 Main St., Phoenix, NY with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre
officiating the service. Interment will follow in Phoenix Rural
Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY. Following
Tony’s burial, family and friends will gather at the Phoenix
Fire Station, 457 Main St., Phoenix, with parking at the
rear of the building.

Marty J. Race

Marty J. Race, 68, of State Rt. 48, Granby (Fulton),
NY passed away at University Hospital on Friday
Nov. 10, 2017. Born to his mother Helen (Weber)
and his late father, Martin R. Race on Feb. 9, 1949
in Syracuse, NY. He was U S Marine Corps Veteran
serving from 1969-1971. Marty was a self employed
roofing and painting contractor.
An avid hunter, fisherman and bowler.
Besides his father he was predeceased by his brother
Burton.
Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Louise (Markham)
Race; his children Lance (Tina) Race, Sonya Jones
(Toby Bushnoe), Heather Race, Cherri Race, Scott (Cathy)
Race; his mother Helen (Weber) Race; his siblings Helen
Mae Colby, Doreen Race, and Donald (Sherry) Race; 15
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Calling hours only are 2 to 6 pm on Wednesday Nov.15, in the
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St.,
Phoenix, NY.
Contributions in Marty’s name to: Golisano Children’s
Hospital, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.

Joyce E. Godfrey

Joyce E. Godfrey, 87, of Pennellville, NY, passed away
peacefully on Wednesday November 8, 2017 surrounded
by her loving family. Born in Phoenix, NY to her late parents,
Julia Olive (Teachout) and Asa G. Candee on Dec. 14, 1929.
She grew up in Pennellville, NY and is a graduate of Phoenix
High School, class of 1948. She was employed by Miller
Brewing Co., Volney, NY.

Joyce was an active member of Pennellville United Methodist
Church, serving as Trustee, Merry’s Stitchers, and other
church activities. Among many other interests, Joyce
was a member of the Red Hat Society. Most importantly,
she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Predeceased by her son James in 2017; her brothers Lynn,
Wilson, and Milton.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, John
C. Godfrey; her son David Godfrey (Marianne Gillette);
her daughter Karen (Henry) Fuller all of Pennellville; her
grandchildren Dana Godfrey (Matthew Brophy), Gregory
Reynolds (Danielle Szulanski), Daimon (Valarie)
Oberholtzer, and Danielle Oberholtzer; three great-grand
children; her daughter-in-law Tonya Godfrey of Tully; her
brother Irving Candee of Baldwinsville; her sister Marjorie
(Bill) Godfrey of Pennellville; several nieces, nephews,
and cousins.

Calling hours are on Monday Nov. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at
the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main
St., Phoenix, NY. A Funeral Service in celebration of Joyce’s
life will be held on Tuesday Nov. 14, at 12 noon in the
Pennellville United Methodist Church, 385 Co. Rt. 54,
Pennellville, with the Rev. Jeff Hodge officiating. Burial
to follow in Pennellville Cemetery on Co. Rt. 54, Pennellville.

Contributions in Joyce’s memory may be made to Oswego
County Humane Society, 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, NY
13126 or Pennellville United Methodist Church.

Robert H. Jarvis

Robert H. Jarvis, 90, passed away peacefully on
November 6, 2017, with his family at his bedside.
He leaves a loving wife of 66 years, Nanette (Archambo)
Jarvis; his sons Robert (Cathy) of Farmington, CT, and
Richard of Baldwinsville, NY; grandchildren Robert and
Blaire of Denver, CO, and Clayton and Brooke of
Baldwinsville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was born and raised in Pennellville to Harold and
Doris (Potter) on May 4, 1927. He is predeceased by
his parents and his brother Paul.
Bob served proudly in the United States Army Occupation
Forces in Germany in 1945. He was a member of VFW
Post 5540 in Phoenix. Following his discharge from the
Army, he began a 43 year career with Sealright Co.
(Huhtamaki) in Fulton, NY, retiring in 1990.
Bob was an avid golfer as well as a founding and lifelong
member of Beaver Meadows Golf Club, Phoenix, NY
where he served as president and was active on the
Board of Directors for many years. Beaver Meadows
was a tremendous passion , as were his grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral
Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, on Friday November 10 th
from 4 to 7 p.m.. Funeral services will be held at the
funeral home on Saturday November 11th at 10 a.m..
Words cannot express our appreciation for the staff and
administration at Syracuse Home Association of Baldwinsville
for the tremendous care and compassion shown our
father the past three years, as well as the friendship and
comfort they provided our mother each day.

Robert T. O’Connell

Robert T. O’Connell, 58, ” D. J. Bob”, of Phoenix, NY passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017. Born in Syracuse, NY to his late parents, Betty (Burton) and Robert E. O’Connell on Feb. 1, 1959. He was a graduate of J. C. Birdlebough High School, class of 1978, Phoenix, NY.

Bob was a heavy equipment operator for the Dept. of Transportation, Onondaga County, and had retired. He affectionately known as ” D. J. Bob” due to his part time job. Thus he was an avid music and collector of DVDs. A hugh Oakland Raiders fan as well. Bob adored his
grandchildren Karly and Robert and was their primary babysitter.

Surviving are his loving wife of 15 years, Judy Turner;
his son Michael (Samantha) O’Connell; his grandchildren
Karly and Robert; his step-son Jacob (Britany) Dievendorf,
and Annie Dievendorf.

Calling hours are on Sunday Nov. 12, from 2 to 6 p.m.
in the Pennellville United Methodist Church, 385 Co. Rt.
54, Pennellville. A celebration of his life will be on Monday
Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary with the Rev.
Jeff Hodge officiating.

In lieu of flowers: consider contributing to Dollars for
Scholars, P. O. Box 445, Phoenix, NY 13135 in Bob’s
name.

Arrangements by Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral
Home 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.

Nora E. Oja

Nora E. Oja, 94, former Pennellville resident
passed away at her daughter, Emma’s home in
Lockport, NY on Sunday Nov. 5, 2017. More
information will follow in an updated obiturary.

Calling hours will be on Thursday Nov. 9, from
2 to 7 p.m., with a funeral service at 10 a.m. on
Friday Nov.10, with the Rev. Jeff Hodge officiating.
This will all take place in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. 13135