Joseph P. Scanlon, 63

OSWEGO, NY – Joseph P. Scanlon, 63, of Oswego, died Tuesday May 29, 2018, at his home after a sudden attack of illness.

Joseph P. Scanlon
Joseph P. Scanlon

He was born in Oswego, the son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Lynch) Scanlon.

Joe was employed with SUNY Oswego in the facilities maintenance of operations.

Joe was an avid race fan, golfer, and Oswego State Men’s Ice Hockey fan.

He golfed in the Blum Monday night golf league and Bud Boys Thursday night league.

He was a former member of the Moose Lodge.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Patricia (Carney) Scanlon of Oswego; their beloved children, Sarah (Mike) Zalewski of Oswego and Megan (Cody) Crouse of Oswego; and loving grandsons, Liam and Declan Zalewski.

Joe is also survived by his siblings, Beth Scanlon of Oswego, Jay (Kathy) Scanlon of Oswego, Shawn (Theresa) Scanlon of Oswego, Paul (Beth) Scanlon of Florida, Katrina (Gary) Ludwigsen of Oswego, Alice (Tom) Benjamin of Oswego and Patricia Sweeney of Oswego; brother-in-law, Dan Poprawski; mother-in-law, Anne Carney; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He was predeceased by his sister, Marie Poprawski, in 2014; and brothers: Lawrence Scanlon and Joe’s twin brother, James Lawrence Scanlon.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego, with Deacon Nick Alvaro officiating.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.

Calling hours will be conducted Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego, NY.


  1. We were saddened to read of Joe’s passing. We remember him as always wearing that big smile! Jim always enjoyed coaching the little guys with Joe. Our sympathies to all of your family.

    Sincerely, Jim and Lucy McAllister

  2. Dear Patty and girls we’re so very sorry for your loss.Joe was a great guy.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rich and Deb Davis and family.

  3. I’ve only known Joe for a short time, but he treated me as a long-time friend. I am shocked and saddened by his passing. Please know that his impact on our community is large and will endure.

  4. I only met Joe once, but found him to be a kind and easy person to speak with. Please accept my condolences.

  5. My Deepest Sympathy’s to Joe’s Family and Friends. He will be greatly missed around campus, and around town. A Good man gone to soon.
    Our Thoughts and Prayers to All.

  6. We are saddened to learn of Joe’s passing and offer our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Our family will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dear Patti and Scanlon Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Joe. I have fond memories of him coaching our women’s softball teams throughout the years, he always had a smile and encouraged everyone to do their best. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless.

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was such a good person. He always had a smile and a good word. He will be missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Many PrAyeRs and BlEsSiNgS are being sent to ALL of Joe’s Family and Friends.
    He will missed by many at SUNY Oswego. ??
    Such a kind, generous soul lost too soon. ??

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