Willis Edward Van Volkenburgh Jr., 72

PHOENIX, NY – Willis Edward Van Volkenburgh Jr., 72 of County Route 12, Pennellville, died at the V.A. Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, on Saturday February 11, 2012.

He was born to his late parents, Helen (Hardter) and Willis Edward Van Volkenburgh Sr., on May 24, 1939.

Willis served in the US Navy from 1963 to 1965, serving on the USS Boston.

He later worked for Cooper Industries, Co., Crouse-Hinds Division, Syracuse for 30 years, retiring in 2000.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Katherine M. Makowski, on November 14, 2001.

Surviving are his daughter, Deborah L. (Richard) Young of Central Square; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Joyce) Van Volkenburgh of Clay; one sister, Irene Stranton of Syracuse; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

Graveside services will be on Friday at 10 a.m., with Navy honors in Pine Plains Cemetery, 8686 Henry Clay Blvd., Clay, NY.

The Rev. Diane Bradshaw will officiate.

Contributions: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.