Donald P. Thayer Sr.

Donald P. Thayer Sr.

OSWEGO — Donald P. Thayer Sr., 87, of Oswego passed on Sept. 20, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Peter Franklin and Lillian (Murray) Thayer. 

Donald was a graduate of Oswego High School and later enlisted in the United States Army.  He served in the Korean War. He was employed by the Oswego Port Authority, where he worked as a Longshoreman.

Donald was an outdoorsman. He owned a camp on the lake at Moon Beach and loved to spend time there. He was an avid fisherman.

Donald was also a long time Moose member.

Mr. Thayer is survived by his son, Donald Jr. (Linda) Thayer of Oswego; daughters, Donna  (Andrew) Scoppa of Florida and Roseanne (William) Puckett of Arizona; brother, William Thayer of Oswego; sister, Lorraine (Richard) Mueller; sister-in-law, Louise Thayer; two grandchildren, Anthony (Taylor) Scoppa and Steven (Caroline) Nelson; five great-grandchildren, Cody Nelson, Courtney Nelson, Evan Nelson, Avry Nelson and Aryn Nelson; and special friend Jamie Totman.

In addition to his parents, he was pred-eceased by his brothers, Francis, Joseph and Robert Thayer; two sisters, Mary Louise Haynes and Bernadette Brower; and his grandson, William Robert Nelson.

Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Nelson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home, 11 W. Albany St.

Entombment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. 

If you wish to make a donation in Donald’s name, please do so with the Oswego Animal Shelter.