Vincent R. Oliver, 81, Dexter,
passed away Tuesday morning, May 21, at Samaritan Summit
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.,
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
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.
Condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Information provided by Cummings
Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown