Terry ‘The Bear’ Spath

OSWEGO, NY – Terry “The Bear” Spath, 65, of Oswego Town, passed away Monday March 24, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late John and Genevieve (Chapel) Spath.

Terry ‘The Bear’ Spath
Terry ‘The Bear’ Spath

He worked as a foreman for Wiltsie Construction in Oswego.

He played some football and also softball for many years.

He was an avid SU fan and enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia (Syrell) Spath; two brothers, William (Sally) Spath of Oswego and John III (Marla) Spath of Virginia; two sisters, Patricia Butler and Shelley (Tim) Barker, both of Oswego; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and his constant companion, Dundee.

He was predeceased by a sister, Jean Anne Lewis, in 2010.

Calling hours will be held 2-6 p.m. Friday with a service to follow, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Spring burial will be in Oswego Town Rural Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com