OSWEGO, NY – Nelson F. Butler, 72, a resident of Oswego, passed away on Friday October 25, 2013, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
Born in Rome, he was a son of the late Rev.George and Esther (Frost) Butler.
He was a graduate of Oswego High School and had attended the Utica College of Syracuse.
He retired from Niagara Mohawk in 2006 after 42 years of service.
Mr. Butler was a veteran of the United States Marines, serving from 1960-1964.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge #271, Sportsman #35 and the I.B.E.W #328.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed woodworking.
Surviving are his longtime companion, Deborah Colloca of Oswego; two sons, Michael (Kelly Saxe) Butler of Auburn and Curtis (Elizabeth) Butler of Canastota; a brother, James (Margaret) Butler of Oswego; three sisters, Eleanor (Rick) Rainwater of Lexington, Ky., Sue Anne (Timothy) Pelyk of Port Perry, Ontario and Mary Jane (Edward) Laflamm of Franklin N.C.; three stepsons, Scott Everts of Liverpool, Kevin Everts of Liverpool and Todd Everts of Charlotte; a step daughter, Katherine (Thomas) Bowen of DeRuyter; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his stepson, Timothy Everts.
Funeral services will be private for family and close friends.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charles and Mary Haney Fund, 140 W. Sixth St., Suite 110, Oswego, N.Y 13126 or a charity of choice.