John E. Askew, 69

John E. Askew, 69, a resident of Simeon Dewitt Apartments passed away May 20, 2011 at St. Luke’s Health Services.

Born in Brooklyn, he was educated in Oswego and graduated from St. Mary’s School and from Oswego Catholic High School. He was the son of Charles and Maurine (O’Leary) Askew.

He was retired as an orderly from the Oswego Hospital.

John was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

He enjoyed playing cards and fishing.

Surviving is his daughter, Karen (Edward) Lyndaker of Manisville N.Y.; two brothers, Patrick Connolly of Scriba and Timothy (Debbie) Connolly of Hannibal; five sisters, Sheila (Walter) Brown of Oswego, Deborah (Larry) Waters of Oswego, Millie (Jim) Bowers of Granby, Nora (Hal) Smith of Oswego, and Megan Connolly of Oswego; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 5p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Nelson Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be 3 – 5p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service.

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