April 27, 2012
Albert Monroe Searles, of Volney, has gone to be with his Lord. Shown in the picture taken last year Al had enjoyed an active life for 99 years. Born in Oswego he was a life resident of the Oswego – Volney area. Al 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. Al was a Master Mason of Lake City Lodge #127, F. &A.M. in Oswego where he was a member for over 50 years, 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 loving wife of 30 years, Elizabeth; his beloved 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; 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.