Vandeline M. (Vande) Hyde, 77

Vandeline M. (Vande) Hyde, 77, a resident of Simeon Dewitt Apts. Oswego, passed away November 30, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Betty (White) Hyde.

Vande was educated in Hannibal and attended Oswego State University.

She worked for the Oswego County Health Department for over 26 years, retiring in 1995.

Surviving are two sons, James L. Blackburn of Baltimore and Vance (Melissa) Blackburn of Oswego; a sister, Carol Eggleston; two grandchildren, Nikita and Kyrstin Blackburn; several nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience to the family.

A gathering for friends and family will be held 1pm. to 3pm., Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Lombardo’s Bridie Manor Restaurant, 1830 Bridie Square, Oswego.

Nelson Funeral Home had care of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at


  1. Oh Vande, you leave behind a lot of people who will miss you!!! But what a life you lived: if fun was in the description, you gave it a try. You introduced me to the fun of St. Patrick’s Day, first at a little bar on E. Seneca Street, then the Hibernians,when we’d all take a half day from Public Health, Brewster, Andy Messerschmidt, Judy Naioti, all the Environmental people, and me, the switchboard tagging along, and then put in a full eight hours with those coworkers…and well, other people who just happened to be there listening to the bagpipers, and eating corned beef sandwiches, drinking that green beer.. I remember those days, and you fondly for organizing it all!

    Over the years we have seen each other, on and off, as you ‘thrilled’ to the birth of a grandchild, then two, and downsized to smaller accommodations (were you really hauling that bed by yourself and putting it into your CAR!?). Wild woman, nothing stopped you. And it still hasn’t. You’ll be checkin’ it all out a while before the rest of us get there.

    Yes, Vande, you will be missed. But if there is an adventure in the afterlife, you’ll organize it, with a party hat on. And to wait for us to join you in those Elysian Fields!

    God bless you, and allow your family (and us all) to think of you with fondness and love.Thank GOD the granddaughters got to know you, for that we can be thankful.

    With sympathy,

    Debbie Keppel Engelke

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