Margaret J. Wales, 84, 10/12/2008

OSWEGO, NY – Margaret J. Wales, 84, passed away Sunday Oct. 12, 2008, at St. Luke Health Services.

Miss Wales was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Morton) Wales.

She was a life resident of the town of Scriba.

She was a graduate of Oswego High School, and the New York State Teachers College at Albany.

She received her Master’s Degree in Education from Syracuse University.

She also studied at Cornell University.

She was the recipient of a General Electric Fellowship to RPI.

Prior to her 1981 retirement, she was employed, for 36 years, as a math teacher in the Oswego City School District.

During her career, Miss Wales often traveled to Albany to prepare and review questions for the NYS Regents Examination.

For many years, she served as the advisor for the National Honor Society (Owl’s Head).

She was a longtime member of the Oswego Congregational Church, and served as the church secretary.

She was the author of a history of her church.

Miss Wales was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association.

She was a member, for 55 years, of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and belonged to the Vermont chapter of the Mayflower Descendants.

She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a brother-in-law, Charles Young, of Scriba; and several cousins in Kansas.

She was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Young.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.

Because of her work with Oswego’s youth, and the fact that she was an avid reader, it is requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Donations will be used for the Canal Boat Table in the Kersey Children’s Room.