Verne C. Upcraft, 82

OSWEGO, NY – Verne C. Upcraft, 82, a resident of Shady Lane passed away on Friday December 7, 2012, at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Will and Anna (Parkhurst) Upcraft and was a graduate of Oswego High School.

Verne C. Upcraft
Verne C. Upcraft

He was employed with Niagara Mohawk for 38 years and was an active member of the Lycoming United Methodist Church.

He was also a member of the Niagara Mohawk 25 Year Club and the Niagara Mohawk Retirees Club.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, the former Lucille Davis; three daughters, Kathleen (David) Duschen of North Scriba, Karen (Douglas) McIntyre of Oswego and Kimberly Upcraft of Rochester; a sister, Ann Krackhel of Lycoming; a stepdaughter, Lori (Jeff) Darr of Wisconsin; a sister-in-law, Carol Delaney of Oswego; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Verne was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia (LaGasse) Upcraft, in 1987; a brother, Wayne Upcraft; and his stepfather, Leo Dillenbeck.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Lycoming United Methodist Church.

Spring burial will be in North Scriba Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lycoming United Methodist Church.


  1. So So sorry for your Loss… May peace fill your heart with the thought of him sharing christmas dinner with jesus this year… debbie & jay sperino

  2. Kathy, Karen, and Kim,

    Your dad was very special to me and I always thought we had a special thing. It started with the whisker rubbings many, many years ago (Remember them?) and the kiss on the arm that he never, ever let me forget. I am so glad I got to spend time with him in October when he and B showed Mark and I the house. As we walked from room to room, I shared with him my many, many memories of the time I spent there with your family. I left that day with warm thoughts of a my childhood, a hug and a kiss on the cheek, not the arm and he even reminded me of that, again! That day will always be special to me. Your father will always be special to me and I will always think of him as the patriarch of Lycoming. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Debi Morgan

  3. Lori, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. You have my deepest sympathy.

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