OSWEGO — Donald M. Cloonan, 61, a resident of West Third Street in Oswego, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, after a courageous battle with ALS. He was surrounded by his family.
Donald was born in Oswego, the son of Joanne (Prior) Cloonan and the late Arlyn Cloonan. He was a life resident.
He graduated from Oswego High School, and from Oswego State University, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Education.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 31 years as a history and economics teacher with the North Rose – Wolcott School District.
He enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, taking weekend winery trips with friends, and riding his bicycle. He was a member of the Black Knights Drum Corp for several years.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lori (Gioia) Cloonan of Oswego; his mother, Joanne (Prior) Cloonan of Oswego; a son, Kyle Cloonan of Oswego, three daughters, Courtney (Koby) Cloonan Shatraw of Minoa, Kara (Jon) Schreiner of Oswego, and Kelsey Cloonan of Oswego; his granddaughter/daughter, Adriana Cloonan of Oswego; two brothers, David (Karen) Cloonan of Oswego and Danny (Lorrie) Cloonan of Oswego; two sisters, Marsha (Arnie) King of Oswego, and Martha (Don) Lewis of North Syracuse; two grandchildren, Mykelti and Liam; his grand-pup, Deluca; his companions Snickers and Reese; and several nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Oswego Town Rural Cemetery
Calling hours will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.
Contributions can be made to the ALS Association Central New York Chapter, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213, Liverpool, NY 13090; or at webuny.alsa.org.