OSWEGO, NY – Francis G. “Mike” Hoefer, 82, a resident of Murray Street, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Oswego Hospital.
Born in Oswego, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary (Day) Hoefer and was a graduate of Oswego High School.
He was employed with Raichles Linoleumm and Carpenters’ Local #747 working at the nuclear plants.
He was a lector and eucharistic minister at St. Stephen’s Church.
He loved fishing, hunting and gardening and playing darts and horseshoes.
Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Kapuscinski; his children, Francis Hoefer of Oswego, David (Diane) Hoefer of Oswego, Dr. Michael (Kathy) Hoefer of Georgia, Cindy Meeker of Oswego, Christine (Chip) Pelton of Oswego, Therese Stevens of Oswego, Mary (John) Stevens of Oswego and Helen Bunting of Winterhaven Fla.; two brothers, William (Ann) Hoefer and Tom (Kay) Hoefer both of Oswego; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Hoefer.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. from St. Stephen’s Church.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oswego County Animal Welfare League.