Gorton, Jeffery

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Jeffery Gorton, 76; of Fulton passed away Saturday at Oswego Hospital. He was born in Fulton to the late Philip and Agnes (Plumber) Gorton. Mr. Gorton remained a lifetime resident of Fulton. He was a graduate of Fulton High School, where he was a Varsity Letterman in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Mr. Gorton received a scholarship to play Football at Ithaca College. He transferred home to Oswego State University when his Dad passed. He was a team member of the Oswego State University 1960 Division III Championship Basketball Team. Mr. Gorton graduated Oswego State University of NY with both a Bachelor and Master Degree and then he continued his studies and received a Certificate of Administration. He later retired from the Education System after working as a History Teacher and Vice Principal for Emerson J. Dillon Middle School, Phoenix School District, Phoenix NY, and Principal with Pennellville School District and Elm Street School, Phoenix, NY. Mr. Gorton was also a past Athletic Director at the Fulton YMCA.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Helaine Gorton in June 2013. Mr. Gorton is survived by his 3 children: Michael Gorton of Fulton, David (Kim) Gorton of Volney, and Christopher (Lauren) Gorton of Longwood, FL, 2 sisters: Rosemary Scott, Glenda (Joe) Abbate both of Fulton, 2 grandchildren: Hunter Gorton of CA, Tanner (Kassidy) Gorton of Fulton, great grandchild Briella Gorton and several nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Arrangements are in the care of Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S. Fulton.

Date of Death: January 16, 2016

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