Vincent R. Oliver

May 21, 2013

Vincent R. Oliver, 81, Dexter, passed away Tuesday morning, May 21, at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown. 

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. 

Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. 

Born April 23, 1932, in Watertown, a son of Joseph C. and Angeline Geglia Oliver, he graduated from Watertown High School, received his bachelor's degree from Oswego State, and did graduate work at Syracuse and St. Lawrence Universities and Oswego and Potsdam State Colleges.

He married Jan Branche on Dec. 19, 1953, in the rectory of St. Anthony's Church with Rev. James Flattery officiating.

He serviced in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and served two years in Laon, France. After four years in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.

He began his educating career as a teacher for the Watertown City School District. He was a school administrator, which included serving as principal of North Junior High School, and retired in 1987. 

He was a life member of the American Legion in Brownville, a member of the NYS Retired Teacher's Association, and enjoyed nature.

Besides his wife, Jan, he is survived by a son, Dr. James B. Oliver, wife, Kimberly, and their children, Jaime and Laurel Oliver, Watertown; a daughter, Nan O. Campione, and her children, Elaine and Richard Knight and Daniel Campione, Lake Orion, MI; a sister, Rose E. Frattali, Watertown; two aunts, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in his name to either the Vincent R. Oliver Scholarship Fund, c/o JCC Foundation, 1220 Coffeen St., or the Watertown Urban Mission, 247 Factory St., both in Watertown, NY 13601 or to a charity of your choice.

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Information provided by Cummings Funeral Service and, Watertown