OSWEGO — Thomas Mark “Eggar” Beshures, 62, a resident of West 8th Street, passed away Monday at the Oswego Hospital.
Eggar was born in Oswego, the son of Anne (Henderson) Beshures, and the late Edgar Beshures, Sr.
He was a graduate of Oswego High School.
He had been employed as a mechanic maintenance instructor for the Exelon Corp. in Oswego.
Eggar coached minor hockey from 1986 to 2006. He was part of the staff of the 1998-1999 Oswego Bantam team that traveled to Russia to participate in their national tournament, where the boys placed 4th against Russia’s best. He continued his coaching career with the Oswego girl’s hockey team from 2000 to 2006, and was able to coach his daughter, Brittni. Eggar also coached summer baseball travel teams in Oswego and Syracuse.
Many of his friends and family referred to him as “Mr. Harborfest.” He volunteered countless hours with the Harborfest music committee. Everyone loved seeing him as the main stage MC at Breitbeck Park during the festival.
It can’t be emphasized enough how much of a loving husband, father, and grandfather he was. Oswego has lost a massive member of its community.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Ellen (Holbrook) Beshures of Oswego; his mother, Anne Beshures of Oswego; his son, Brooks (Sandi) Beshures of Oswego; his daughter, Brittni (Jason) Morrison of Oswego; two brothers, Edgar (Pam) Beshures Jr. of Oswego, and Donny (Diane) Beshures of Oswego; his sister, Kathy (Lee) Walker Jr. of Oswego; six grandchildren, Damion (Dominique) Ciara, Lily, Mason, Brody and Connor; a special family member, Anthony Master of Oswego; his mother- and father-in-law, Janice and George Holbrook; his brother-in-law, Mike (Nancy) Holbrook; and many nieces and nephews. He was due to become a great-grandfather in May of next year.
He was predeceased by a nephew, Ian Holbrook.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday in the Church of Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Mary’s.
Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org.