William J. Runeari, 61

OSWEGO, NY – William J. Runeari, 61, of 1 Jonquil Trail, Oswego, passed away Saturday August 17, 2013.

Bill was born in Fulton, NY, and had been a resident of Oswego for most of his life.

William J. Runeari
William J. Runeari

Bill was an English teacher at Oswego High School, where he also served as the junior and senior class advisor for more than 25 years.

He devoted his entire professional career to teaching.

Bill enjoyed playing golf, softball and was an avid Yankees fan, but was probably best known by all for his incredible sense of humor and sarcasm.

Bill is survived by his wife, Patricia “Sis” Wilber Runeari; daughters Kate (Ryan) Drajewicz of North Haven, Conn. and Meg (Emily Bishop) Runeari of New York, NY.

He is also survived by his parents, Joseph and Mary (St. Phillips) Runeari of Fulton; and his sister Joanne Ciciriello of Mexico, NY.

He is loved by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Oswego.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.

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  1. Kate, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family during this incredibly tough time.

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