Adelbert Earl Baxter, 87, a resident of West Fourth St. Oswego, passed away May 16, 2010 in Brooksville, Fla.
Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Ina Ray and Edith Mae (Miller) Baxter.
Mr. Baxter was retired from the U.S. Air force in 1970 after 24 years, serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII, Korean Conflict, Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross twice, air medals with three clusters and air force commendation medal with two clusters plus his campaign ribbons.
He was employed as an assistant engineer at the Oswego Hospital for 10 years retiring in 1982.
Earl was a member of the Elks #271, American Legion #268 and the VFW Post 5885.
Surviving is his wife Genevieve (Buckland) Baxter of Oswego; a daughter in law, Kathy Whitney of Oswego; a sister, Dorothy Knight of California; 3 grandchildren, Holly Whitney, Ken Whitney and Wendy Suits; three great grandchildren and his niece Ann Tripp.
He was predeceased by his son, Kenneth Whitney and two brothers, Ray Baxter and Robert Morton.
Funeral services will be held 10:00am. Friday at St. Maryâ€™s Church.
Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held 2-5p.m. Thursday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.
Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com