OSWEGO, NY – Donald W. Buske, 91, a resident of Oswego, passed away on Friday September 5, 2014, at his home.
Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Ethel (Moss) Buske and was a graduate of Oswego High School.
He was the manager at Oswego Castings for more than 30 years.
Mr. Buske was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the European Theatre during World War II.
He was wounded during action in Luxembourg Germany.
He was awarded a Purple Heart and the Congressional Medal of Honor for his personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
He was a past member of the Elks and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his daughter, Donna (David) Reynolds of Oswego; two granddaughters, Colleen Bugnasco of Chicago and Kathleen (Rick) Weber of Marsellus; two sisters-in-law, Nan LaTulip and Jean LaTulip; a cousin, Don Moss; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rosamond J. “Roe” Buske, on September 2, 2011.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 12:30 p.m. from St. Mary’s Church.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego NY 13126.
Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.