James H. Chrystal, III, 74, a resident of 20 Mitchell Street in Oswego, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse.
Jim was born in Oswego, and was a life resident. He was the son of the late William and Theresa (Bonney) Chrystal.
He was a graduate of Oswego High School.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed, for over 40 years, with the General Electric Co, and the Lockheed Martin Co., in Liverpool.
He was a member of the IUE, Local #320.
Jim looked forward to having coffee each day with his friends in Oswego, and he loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed being a part of the lives of his grandchildren, and attending their athletic events.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Church.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Frances (Cortese) Chrystal of Oswego; his daughter, Cathleen (Daniel) Maniccia of Oswego; his son, James J. (Ganine) Chrystal of Baltimore, MD; his four grandchildren; Daniel Maniccia, Meghan Maniccia, Devlin Chrystal, and Max Chrystal.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.
Calling hours will be held from noon to 2:00pm Saturday, prior to the service, at the funeral home, 112 East Second Street in Oswego.
Contributions in his memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.