OSWEGO, NY – Edward R. Czirr, 92, a resident of Oswego, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning August 20, 2013, at the Manor at Seneca Hill surrounded by his family.
Born in Oswego on July 31, 1921, he was the son of the late Edward W. and Louise (Schmidt) Czirr.
He graduated from Oswego High School and had attended Syracuse University.
He was employed with the Fitzgibbons Boiler Works before World War II.
He was employed after World War II as an engineer at Northern Steel and also was employed with the Oswego Speedway.
Mr. Czirr was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre.
Ed enjoyed playing golf and working in his garden, growing several vegetables, including his favorite tomatoes.
He enjoyed puttering around his house, always finding things that needed to be fixed.
Ed and his wife, Mary, also spent several months each winter at their condo in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, the former Mary Schuler; a son, Eric (Teresa) Czirr of Fulton; a daughter, Linda Czirr of Victoria, British Columbia; three sisters, Ruth Donovan and Milly McCann both of Oswego and Marie Bird of Massachusetts; and two granddaughters, Lisa Czirr and Emily (James) Czirr Finelli.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Dowdle Funeral Home with calling hours from 9 – 10:30 a.m. prior to the service.
Entombment will be in All Saint’s Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, 201 E. Sixth St., Oswego N.Y. 13126.