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April 17, 2014

Osborn Lee Squaires

Osborn Lee Squaires

ONEONTA — Osborn Lee Squaires, 93, of Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.

He was born May 20, 1920, in Davenport, the son of George E. and Florence (Odell) Squaires.

He married Olga Panko on Jan. 2, 1943, in St. James Church, Oneonta. She predeceased him in 2010.

He retired as an equipment operator for the New York State Department of Transportation based out of Oneonta.

He was a member of St. James Church, a 50-year member of the Oneonta Moose Lodge 465.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in the woods.

He is survived by his grandchildren, Bryan Squaires of Oneonta, Michelle Gabriele and her husband, Mark of Lewiston, Scott Squaires and his wife, Melissa of Dayton and Sherry Showalter and her husband, Steve of Charlotte, N.C. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Kaleb Squaires, Maria Lynne and Michael Gabriele, Nina and Ellen Squaires, and Tyler and Max Showalter; two sisters, Thelma Rosa of Oneonta and Christina Banner of North Carolina; as well as several nieces, nephews and a daughter-in-law, Betsy Squaires of Lewiston.

He was predeceased by two sons, Gary and Paul Squaires.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, with the Rev. Kenneth Hunter, Rector of St. James Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to service time on Tuesday.

The family wishes to invite friends to a luncheon following the committal service at the Sixth Ward AC, West Broadway, Oneonta.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern, NY, Pine West Plaza, Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, NY 12205-5515.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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