Joseph F. Axtell, 71

OSWEGO, NY – Joseph F. Axtell, 71, of Oswego passed away Monday Feb. 6, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Oswego and was the son of the late Joseph F. and Dorothy Fitzsimmons Axtell.

Mr. Axtell was employed on various local construction projects and was a member of Boilermakers Local #5 and Laborers Local #214.

He is survived by one daughter, Erin (John) Stevenson of Oswego; two sons, Ronald Axtell of Washington State and Joseph F. Axtell III of California; three brothers, George (Delores) Axtell of Southern Pines, NC, Richard (Susan) Axtell of Pawleys Island, SC and Robert (Cathy) Axtell of Town of Oswego; three sisters, Catherine Matsubu of Sacramento, Calif., Marian (Robert) Ascenzi of Minetto and Betsy (Bruce) Brown of Oswego; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at noon at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Morisette officiating.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. – noon prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego Firefighters Benevolent Association 35 E. Cayuga St. Oswego, NY 13126


  1. I am so sad to here of Joe’s passing. My heart goes out to all of my Axtell relatives, their spouses and friends. I am truly sorry that I am in Georgia and won’t be able to make it back home to be with the family.

  2. Dick and Family,
    So sorry to read of Joe’s passing. Please accept our condolences. Our prayers are with you.
    Marion & Roger Looker

  3. Thank you for ur condolences, It left us all with shock that he has passed away..He was a wonderful man and a loving father to me..He will be missed…

  4. Bob and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Joe , he and I had some good times years back. Jan and I are out of town and won’t be able to make the service but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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