Douglas A. Dempsey, 65

OSWEGO, NY – Douglas A. Dempsey, 65, a resident of Oswego, passed away Thursday March 6, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Lancaster, Pa., he was the son of the late Donald and Velma (Bobish) Dempsey.

Doug was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

Douglas A. Dempsey
Douglas A. Dempsey

He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at the College of William and Mary.

He retired in October of 2012, after 24 years as a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector for NRC.

Doug enjoyed reading, boating, traveling to Poland and history, including World War II history and was a coffee roaster and partner at Cidermoon.

He had a strong faith in God.

Surviving are his wife, Diane (Roberts) Dempsey; two daughters, Catherine Dempsey and Elizabeth Dempsey both of Providence, RI; one son, William Dempsey of Providence, RI; two step-daughters, Tiffany Todd and Emily (Matt) Jones; three grandchildren, Cullen Dempsey, Michaela Lemon and Lily Jones.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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