J. Michael’s Obituary Oswego- J. Michael Malette, 70, of Fulton, passed away December 24th, 2018, at the Veterans Hospital from combat connected cancer. Born in Williamsport Pennsylvania, he was the son of Ada (Repsher) Malette, of Oswego and the late John K. Malette. Mike was a Vietnam Veteran, and served in the US NAVY from 1966-1970. He worked as a documentation writer at Xerox in Webster NY and retired from Xerox after 40 years of employment. He loved golfing, traveling with his wife, and restoring antiques. He especially loved following his grandchildren’s pursuits. In addition to his mother, surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Marjorie Ann (Dayton) Malette; son, Kenneth (Mihaela) Malette, of Denver CO; daughter, Deanna (Darin) Leone, of Honeoye Falls; sister, Judith Malette of AZ; and grandchildren, Emily, Jacob, and Michael Malette, Eric Abdo, and Peter, Samantha, and Sydney Leone. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at the VA Hospitals in Syracuse and Albany for the loving care they provided. Also a special thank you to the staff at the Albany Fisher House, and all the volunteers who provided support and help. Services will be Saturday, January 12, 2018 at 1pm at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany Street. To remember Mike in a special way, donations can be made to Albany Fisher House, 113 Holland Ave. Albany NY 12208. Mike Donated his body to science at SUNY Upstate. To Remember me- I will live forever “The day will come when my body will lie upon a white sheet neatly tucked under four corners of a mattress located in a hospital; busily occupied with the living and the dying. At a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped. When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine. And don’t call this my deathbed. Let it be called the bed of life, and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives. Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby’s face or love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain. Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play. Give my kidneys to the one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week. Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk. Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that, someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window. Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weakness and all prejudice against my fellow man. Give my sins to the devil. Give my soul to God. If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.” Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of J Michael Malette 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Oswego, state: New York