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John Denny

John Denny

Male 1927 - 2012  (85 years)


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  • Name John Denny  [1
    Born 16 May 1927  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 2012  [1
    Age 85 years 
    Person ID I20824  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors Joseph S. Denny,   b. 22 Jun 1898, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1988, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Jessie Louise Phillips,   b. Abt 1895, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Sep 1919 
    Family ID F5997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John H. Denny, 85, died Thursday, December 20th, in Oswego, after a long illness. Son of Joseph and Jessie Phillips Denny, John was a lifelong Oswego resident. He graduated from Oswego High School in 1945, a standout participant in both football and baseball. He then proudly served in the US Army until 1948, returning to Oswego where he married his devoted wife of 63 years, Catherine Ann Hersog in 1949. He was employed at Castrogiovanni Grocery Store and Johnson Market before making a career at Metropolitan Life Insurance, where he worked for more than 20 years. He spent the remaining years of his career as a building engineer at St. Luke's Nursing Facility until retirement in 1987. John's passion for sports continued throughout his life. An avid fan, he rooted for the Detroit Tigers, Army Football and West Virginia University athletics. He served as the president of the booster clubs for both Oswego High School and Oswego Catholic High School, receiving recognition from both organizations for his commitment and services. John's Catholic faith was also important to him. He served on numerous committees with St. Mary's parish and with the Syracuse Diocese. He was a Fourth Degree member and past Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus in Oswego. Family was a great source of pride for him. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, story-telling, and willingness to serve. John, was pre-deceased by his parents, step-mother, Violet Denny, and by his two brothers, Joseph and George Denny. He was also predeceased by step-brother, George Desacia, and step-sisters Edith Freeden and Hazel Gilbert. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kay, sister, Mary Ferris, and children: John (Denise) Denny, Jessica (Howard) Ormsby, Jean Denny Scardella and Joseph (Anne) Denny. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Sean Ormsby, Susan (Ryan) McMahon, Thomas Scardella, Chris (Ariel) Denny, Kathleen Denny, Captain Brian Scardella, Lisa (Jonathan) Nemargut. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Church in Oswego. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to St Mary's Church, or your charity of choice.

  • Sources 
    1. [S858] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Issue State: New York; Issue Date: Before 1951.