Richard Hibbert, Air Force veteran

Richard J. Hibbert, 69, of Oswego, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Hibbert was born in Oswego, the son of the late Leo and Maryann (Briggs) Hibbert. He retired in 2002 from SUNY Oswego as a supervisor in the Janitorial Department. He worked as a longshoreman for 30 years at the Port of Oswego Authority.

Mr. Hibbert served in the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines, and at Otis Airforce Base Massachusetts, where he was assigned special security for former President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

He was a proud member of the music minister for the Lord’s Delight Prayer Community. Mr. Hibbert was a communicant of St. Joseph Church for 23 years.

He was predeceased by his brother, Leo Hibbert.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Hibbert of Oswego; his children, Pamela (Lawrence) North of Oswego, Anna (Jonathan) Waite of Parish, Renee (Michael) Mournighan of Oswego, Veronica Hibbert of Oswego, and Maribeth Hibbert-Nelson of Oswego; siblings, Ann (Frank) Brand of Florida, Patricia (Robert) Gehan of Scriba, William (Leona) Hibbert of Oswego, Cynthia (Maurice) Leavens of Oswego, Raymond (Judith) Hibbert of Scriba, Randy (Cindy) Hibbert of Central Square, and Bernadette Grinnell of Palermo; grandchildren, Tanya, Matthew, Larry, Michael, Anastasia, Elizabeth, J.P., Tommy, Katheryne, James, and Lilly; great-grandson Landon; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday at St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours were held Thursday at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

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