Albert Searles, Minetto UMC member

Albert Monroe Searles, 99, of Volney, died April 27, 2012.

Born in Oswego, he was a life resident of the Oswego and Volney areas. He was a 50-year member of Minetto United Methodist Church and was the oldest living male member.

In 2006, he was honored as the oldest person living in the Town of Volney and was given the honor of serving as the Grand Marshall for the parade that year.

He was a Master Mason of Lake City Lodge #127, F.&A.M. in Oswego where he was a member for over 50 years, and member of Lake Ontario Commandery #32, K.T. and the York Rite College of North America.

He was a member of Media Shriners in Watertown where he participated with the horse patrol in many local parades.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Norma Fielding, who died in 1972, and by his daughter, Judith A. White, who died in 1993.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth; his daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Peter Bock; his step-daughter, Susan E. Brown; step-son, Robert W. Patrick; three grandchildren; Cathy (Jay) Lamb, Edward (Danielle) White and Jason (Dawn) Bock; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Oswego.

Contributions may be made to Minetto United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Minetto, NY 13115.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

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