Dolores H. Oldenburg, 80

OSWEGO, NY – Dolores H. Oldenburg, 80, a resident of Scriba, passed away Tuesday June 17, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late C. Thomas and Rose (Butler) Costello Sr.

Dolores H. Oldenburg
Dolores H. Oldenburg

Dolores was a lifelong resident of Oswego.

She attended and graduated local schools.

Dolores worked as a sales clerk for H.L. Greens, Grants, Westons, and Jamesway.

She was a bird enthusiast, enjoying watching and feeding the birds, and also enjoyed ceramics and camping with her family.

She loved going to her brother’s camp with her sister, Pug Laurent.

She loved flowers and all animals and was always proud of her children and grandchildren.

She attended Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Gaylon “Gil” Oldenburg; one daughter, Pamela (Francisco) Hernandez of Florida; two sons, Gaylon “Gil” (Rita) Oldenburg Jr. and James (Diane) Oldenburg, both of Oswego; two brothers, Leonard Costello Sr. and Kenneth (Rosanne) Costello; one sister, Dorothy Laurent; sisters-in-law, Nancy Costello of Oswego and Connie (Jim) Trook of Nebraska; eight grandchildren, T.J. Diaz, Priscilla Diaz, Julia Diaz, Ivette Diaz, Gavin Oldenburg, Elena Oldenburg, Emily Oldenburg and Matthew Oldenburg; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102 or Oswego County Humane Society, Inc., 265 W. First St., Oswego, NY 13126.

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Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


  1. We are deeply saddened by your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Oldenburg family She was a great lady
    condolences ….Ann and Steve

  2. Thoughts and Prayers to the Oldenburg’s, my mother worked with Dolores at Weston’s and Jamesway, I remember her talking fondly of her.

  3. My heart and love goes out to your family Delores! RIP . Hugs to Gil and Jim and your husband and family

  4. Dear Jim and Family…I am so sorry for your loss. I believe a “mothers love is eternal”…..she will always be with you. God grant you peace as you all go theeough a difficult grieving process. Sending prayers your way.

  5. Gil, Rita and family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. You have my heartfelt sympathy.
    Your in my thoughts and prayers. Barb Hall

  6. Dolores was very special to us. Sorry we could not be there,but she will always be in our memories. Our prayers go out for each of the family.

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