John W. North, 85

OSWEGO, NY – John W. North, 85, a resident of Oswego, passed away Tuesday April 24, 2012, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late William and Lillian (Anderson) North.

John was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1944-1947.

He became a police officer in 1955 for the Oswego Police Department. He retired as police lieutenant in 1989.

He was a past president of the Longshoreman Union, past commander of the American Legion, a member of the Oswego Elks and VFW, and a member of the Fraternal Order Of The Police.

Surviving are his daughter, Roberta “Bobbie” (David) Gill of Oswego; two brothers, Francis North of Oswego and Robert North of Niagara Falls; and two grandchildren, Corey Gill of Rochester and Casey Gill of Oswego.

He was predeceased by a brother, William North; and two sisters, Ethel Walker and Helen Raby.

Funeral services will be held privately.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Lake City Police Club, 169 W. Second St., Oswego.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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