Barbara J. Ahart, 79

OSWEGO, NY – Barbara J. Ahart, 79, a resident of Oswego, passed away on Wednesday November 4, 2015, at Seneca Hill Manor.

Born in Oswego, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Ruth (Fenske) Wart and was a graduate of Oswego High School.

She was a secretary for many years who enjoyed spending time with her family.

She loved to watch the WNBA and Women’s college basketball.

Barbara loved to travel around the country in her motor home.

Surviving are her two sons, Ronald (Debbie) Ahart Jr. of Oswego and Dennis (Sarah Shannon) Ahart of Oswego; a daughter, Wendy (Don) Canfield of Carthage; two sisters, Beatrice Phillips of Kingston NY and Esther (Chip) Alexander of Connecticut; a brother, Richard (Kristine) Wart of Oswego; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Captain Ronald Ahart Sr. in 1972; two sisters, her twin Beverly Palmitesso and Patricia Wolfe.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Dowdle Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 – 10:45 a.m., prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or woundedwarriorproject.org/donate


  1. Esther, Rich , Bea & Families-

    I am so sorry to read about Barb ‘s passing. She was a wonderful person & even though it’s been years since I seen Barb, won’t forget how welcome she made me feel in her home & that great smile.

    I’m regret I won’t be able to make the services as I’m out of state & won’t return until Nov 11, my sympathy, thoughts & prayers are with you all. Love, Lue Ferguson

  2. So sorry to hear of another of my wonderful cousins passing. It just brings to memory of all the great family get togethers and holidays we used to have. So sad.

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