Google this: Old Fulton NY Post Card Website
Go to the search page (it's a little slow loading at present) and plug in your family name as in the attachment to this post, then click the search button. You'll get a number of hits about one Louis Mininchelli's unfortunate legal problems in the 1950s. That might be your grandfather rather than great grandfather, but there's still lots of family information to be had.
There's only one hit for Pam. She won some school prize. Try variation of her last name in the search and maybe something about her murder will pop up.