Margaret Ellen Van Horn

OSWEGO, NY – Margaret Ellen Van Horn, 67, a resident of 134 E. Third St., Oswego, passed away on Saturday Feb. 26, 2011, at Oswego Hospital.

Margaret Ellen Van Horn
Margaret Ellen Van Horn

Born in Oswego, she was a daughter of the late Jennings and Jane (McCaffrey) Cahill.

She was a home health care aide.

Ellen was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She was a member of the Moose Club.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Samuel Van Horn; five sons, Samuel Van Horn of Oswego, Douglas Van Horn of California, Donald Van Horn of California, James Van Horn of California and Thomas Van Horn of Oswego; two daughters, Jacklyn DeBeaumont of California and Nancy Loomis of Oswego; two brothers, Dean (Ann) Cahill and Timothy (Pat) Cahill both of Oswego; two sisters, Judy Leone of Oswego and Sue Haynes of Pulaski; an aunt, Nancy McCaffrey;11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, William, Robert and Martin (Gus) Cahill; and a sister, Nancy Bugow.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

There are no funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oswego Hospital.


  1. Dear Mr. Vanhorn, i am so sorry for your loss, your wife was amazing woman who i enjoyed talking to alot. our thoughts and prayers are with you love kim snow

  2. Sam and family: I am very sorry for your loss. I was very happy that I was able to see a picture of Ellen in the obituary as I haven’t see either of you for so long. God bless you, your children, the entire family and all of Ellen’s loved ones.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing. I remember her as far back as Fitzhugh Park School days. She was well liked and will be missed.

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