David J. Goewey, 70

David J. Goewey
David J. Goewey

David J. Goewey, 70, a resident of Helen St. Oswego, passed away January 25, 2011 at the Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late David and Margaret (Mullen) Goewey.

David was owner and operator of Greenman’s Gardens for over 6 years. He also was employed for Miller Brewery, Columbia Mills and drove cab for Zellers Taxi.

He was a member of the Elks #271 and Oswego County Visually Impaired. He was an avid sports fan especially the Yankee’s.

David enjoyed his time at camp and during the holidays dressing up and playing Santa for the children. He served as camp counselor and instructor at Camp Hollis for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly (Ruttan) Goewey, four daughters, Judith (David) King of Oswego; Linda (Harry) Purt of Oswego; Janet Knopp and Daniel Golas of Albany; Donna Jackson of Oswego; two sons, Frederick Knopp and Tom Bliek and David (Judi) Knopp, both of Oswego; fifteen grandchildren, Stephanie King, Leandra King, Gregory King, Stephen King, Matthew Purt, Jason Purt, Nicholas Purt, Kali Purt, Alexandra Jackson, Audrey Jackson, Austin Jackson, Aaron Jackson, Jenna Golas, Heather Curran and David Knopp; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Gunther and a grandchild, Erika Purt.

Funeral Services will be held at 11a.m. Friday at the Church of the Resurrection. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 4-7p.m. Thursday at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oswego County Visually Impaired, C/O Laura Smith, 198 East Albany St. Apt. 4D, Oswego.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com




  2. Bev, Susan and I are sorry to hear of David’s passing. We had a lot of laughs over the years and will cherish those fond memories. Although we haven’t kept in touch much these last few years you both were always close to our hearts. Our deepest condolences. Larry and Suan Narolis

  3. Dear Bev, Sorry we cant be with you to share your grief but we did see David in Rabys just before we left for North Carolina and as usuall he was his jubilant self and never complained We will all miss him. Jim R

  4. Dave Goewey was one of the finest persons I have ever known and Oswego will be a lesser place for his passing.

  5. Bev

    Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you in this difficult time. David touched so many lives so positively and he will be missed. I had the opportunity to work with David while we were at Miller, then with you and him when you owned Greenman’s and with many special projects and events at the ELKS Club. He and you were always such a blessing to Oswego. We are unable to get back to Oswego and have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We had lots of laughs while at the brewery. Dave loved to be Santa(not Play) for the children and shared many stories about those days!
    Dave, thanks for everything!

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