Robert Deady, 95, passed away peacefully on the morning of October 6, 2011. Bob was born and raised in Oswego and was a life long resident. He was the son of Grover and LaVerna Deady, and was the last survivor of their four children.
Bob is survived by his wife of almost seventy years, Clarissa(Cris)of Oswego, his two daughters and son-in-laws, Nancy and Joe Rue and Debbie and Ken Jackson, both of Florida, seven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
Educated in Oswego schools, Bob graduated from Syracuse University in 1935 and also attended Dartmouth University. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy for three years as Captain of an LST. After the war he opened Himes & Deady Florist on Hall Road. He and Cris successfully owned and ran the business for over forty years before closing and retiring in 1986.
Bob was very active in community affairs, serving on the Board of Directors of Oswego City Savings Bank(Pathfinder)for over twenty years, and as a trustee on the SUNY Oswego College Council for many years. He was active in local politics and ran for Mayor of Oswego in 1963.
Bob was a highly accomplished duplicate bridge player who enjoyed the game and meeting his fellow bridge players. Cris and Bob were members of the Oswego Country Club for over fifty years. He was a member of the Oswego Elks Club. He enjoyed Syracuse University sports and had season tickets to Syracuse University football and basketball games for many years. After retirement Bob and Cris enjoyed traveling and wintering in Florida, but they spent most of the year in Oswego, a city that Bob loved.
Bob will be remembered by his grandchildren as a lover of ice cream. Pop always had a varied selection of flavors available for their visits. He loved a good rare prime rib and informal dinners with his family.
A private memorial service will be held in Florida at a later date.
Local arrangements are by the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.