Roger A. Wallace, 65

OSWEGO, NY – Roger A. Wallace, 65, of West Eighth St. Oswego, passed away Saturday December 28, 2013, at his home.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late John and Jessie (Arroway) Wallace.

He worked as an operator and foreman at Alcan in Scriba.

Roger was a member of the VFW Post 5885 and the Oswego Moose.

He was famous for his chicken barbeques.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn (Holmes) Wallace; a daughter, Karen (Todd) Tafenheart of Oswego; a step-daughter, Candy (Pete) McDougall of Oswego; a step-son, John (Kim) Thompson of Oswego; brothers, Tom Wallace and Dick Wallace of Oswego; a sister, Mae McLaughlin and Jean Tonkin of Oswego; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brothers, Ray, John, Danny and Dave Wallace; and sisters, Virginia Stepiens and Shirley Melnick.

Calling hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Church in the spring with burial to follow at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery.

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  1. Roger…You are now in the “Arms of The Angels ” It was good seeing you this Summer, its been a Long Time..Now your Gone, but not Forgotten..May God take care of my Youngest Uncle…..Bob

  2. Carolyn, Dick & Family,
    We were very saddened to read of Roger’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Roger & Marion Looker

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