OSWEGO, NY – Stewart Rappleye, 96, of Oswego, passed away Tuesday evening September 23, 2014, at Seneca Hill Manor.
He was born in Scriba and was the son of the late Walker and Marian Fradenburg Rappleye.
Mr. Rappleye was the husband of Gladys Snyder Metcalf Rappleye.
He was a life member of the United Baptist Church of Scriba and an honorary deacon at the church, where he leaves a legacy of faithful service.
He was a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society for several years.
Mr. Rappleye retired from Nestles Chocolate Works in 1983.
His first wife, Eunice (Hammond) Rappleye, died in 1980.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Rappleye is survived by two daughters Jane (William) Cristman of Syracuse and Elaine (John) Woods of Portland, Oregon; one son, James (Bernice) Rappleye of Scriba; three grandchildren, Lynn Comp, Brian Rappleye and Jeff Cristman; four great-grandchildren, Christopher Comp, Jaysen Comp, Cecelia Rappleye and Aaron Cristman; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the United Baptist Church of Scriba.
Calling hours will be held Sunday 2-4 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
Burial will be 9 a.m. Monday in North Scriba Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to United Baptist Church of Scriba 5111 State Route 104 Oswego, NY 13126.
Arrangements are by Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.