Everet V. Backus

Everet V. Backus

Birth
Death Feb 1993 (aged 62–63)
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial Mexico, Oswego County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 149869911 · View Source
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Syracuse Herald American (NY) - February 14, 1993

Everet V. Backus, 62, of Mexico, died Friday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital after an illness of several months.

Mr. Backus was a lifelong resident of Mexico. He served in the Navy.

He was a publisher and owner of the Oswego County Weeklies for more than 40 years. He also was an owner of the Oswego Shopper for 20 years.

Mr. Backus was a member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department for 42 years and served as its chief for 17 years. He was one of the first members of Oswego County's Fire Advisory Board. He was recently honored by the Oswego County Legislature for his contributions to firefighting.

Mr. Backus was actively involved with the Oswego County Republican Party, serving almost 30 years as its state committeeman and, for a time, as county chairman. He had been a delegate to Republican National Conventions.

He was active in Operation Oswego, serving as president in its early years. His lifelong interest in sports continued to the end. He was an avid golfer until his illness struck.

Surviving are his wife, the former Marian Nicholson; a son, Mark H. Backus of Mexico; three brothers, B. Olin, R. Charles and Horace, all of Mexico; two grandsons; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A son, Everet John, died at birth.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Mexico, the Rev. Earl Arnold officiating. Spring burial will be in the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, 5305 Washington Ave., Mexico.

Contributions may be made to the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department or Donald McFee Ambulance Corps, Watson Ave., Mexico, N.Y.


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  • Originally Created by: Half-Shire Historical Society
  • Added: 27 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149869911
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Everet V. Backus (1930–Feb 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149869911, citing Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by af (contributor 47059011) .