Joseph F. Donovan

Joseph F. Donovan

OSWEGO — Joseph F. Donovan, 92, of Oswego passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at St. Luke Health Services, Inc.

He was born in Oswego and was the son of the late Thomas E. and Anna McAssey Donovan.

Mr. Donovan was happily married to the late Ruth (Czirr) Donovan for 64 years.  Ruth passed away June 7, 2019.

He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and honorably served his country during World War II. 

Mr. Donovan was a graduate of St. John’s School, Oswego High School and SUNY Oswego where he received his Master’s Degree in Education.

Following his graduation from SUNY Oswego he taught school in Boonville for nine years, Westhill Schools for two years and returned to Oswego Schools where he was a teacher, counselor and Principal.  Joe proudly served as Principal of Kingsford Park School for 17 years until his retirement in 1989.  

Mr. Donovan is survived by three children,  Anne L. (Donald) Coniski of Oswego; Joseph F. Donovan II of Lexington Park, Maryland; and Michael T. (Kellie) Donovan of Oswego; and four grandchildren, Matthew Donovan, Nick Shepard, Jack Donovan and Audrey Donovan.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was pre-deceased by one sister, Rosemary English, and three brothers, Thomas E. Donovan, Alfred E. Donovan and Robert J. Donovan

Calling hours will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.

Private entombment services will be in All Saints Mausoleum at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Garrett Dunsmoor Memorial Foundation, 4441 CR 4, Oswego, NY 13126.