OSWEGO, NY – Richard P. Bateman Sr., 82, a resident of Fulton, passed away Saturday February 21, 2015, at St. Luke Health Services.
Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Joseph and Viola (McMann) Bateman.
Richard was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.
He lived in Alaska for 45 years.
He loved racing cars and snow machines in Alaska.
He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Isabell (Taber) Bateman; son, Richard (Donna) Bateman Jr. of California; step-daughter, Deborah (Donald) Morgan of Hannibal; two step-sons, David (Joyce) Andrews of Alaska and Dan Andrews of Florida; two brothers, Maurice Bateman of Cicero and Howard Bateman of South Carolina; three sisters, Marlene Woodmancy of Fulton, Gail Jodway of Maine and Peggy Wheeler of Oswego; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and his loving cat, Morgan.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Sharon Bateman and Faye
Wallace; and grandson, Danny Andrews.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at Nelson Funeral Home.
Spring Burial will be in Peck’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, at 11 W. Albany Street, Oswego.
The family would like to thank St. Luke’s for their loving care.
Donations may be made to the Oswego County SPCA, PO Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069.
Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.