John M. Oswald, 85

OSWEGO, NY – John M. Oswald, 85, a resident of Oswego, passed away Tuesday November 27, 2012, at St. Luke Health Services.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Arthur and Catherine (Lacy) Oswald.

He was an US Navy veteran.

He was employed for State Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation at Fort Ontario.

He enjoyed spending time at home and with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Helen (Crimmins) Oswald; a son, Mark (Carol) Oswald of Oswego; two sisters, Joan Rice of Texas and Shirley Harmon of Oswego; one grandson, Michael Oswald; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Charles “Kent” Oswald.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nelson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 3-5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at St. Luke Health Services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke Health Services, 299 East River Road, Oswego, NY 13126 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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