OSWEGO, NY – Roger “Jim” VanBuren, 69, of Porter Street, Oswego, passed away Thursday December 6, 2012, at Oswego Hospital.
Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Walter Newton and Elmetta (Wallace) VanBuren.
Roger was a self-employed laborer in Oswego.
Surviving are his wife, Donnajean (Weldin); his children, Brett Fredette of Gulf Breeze, Fla., James VanBuren of Oswego, Amy VanBuren of Oswego, Hope McClemons of Lacona, Michael Nelson of Fulton and Brandon Nelson of Oswego; a sister, Rosemond Lamb of Ontario, NY; two brothers, Mike VanBuren and James Bogardus, both of Fulton; grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; three sisters; and a brother.
Services will be held privately.
Donations can be made to the American Lung Association.
Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com