James Conn, Army veteran

OBITS-ConnJamesJames E. Conn, 83, of Granby, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Fulton, a son to the late Louis and Marjorie (Cooper) Conn and resided all his life in the Fulton, Granby and Hannibal areas.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired in 1989 from Alcan, where he worked for 20 years. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed racing and going to the Turning Stone Casino.

He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine (Kelly) Conn, who died Aug. 30, 2003; four brothers, Lewis Jr., Chuck, Billy and Gary Conn; a grandson, Tommy Conn, who died in 2001; and by a son-in-law, Ed Walker, Jr., who died in 2011.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary-Jane (Ron) Abbott of Marcellus and Carol Walker of Buffalo; two sons, Terry (Susan) Conn of Cato and Ken (Lin) Conn of Fulton; two sisters, Shirley (Bob) Pederson of Fulton and Beverly (Lloyd) DuBois of Volney; two brothers, Dickie Conn of Granby and Don Conn of Granby; six grandchildren, Ashley Walker, Nicholas Walker, Jasmine Conn, Jayden Conn, Louisa Conn and Louis Conn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21 with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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