|Robert H. Chetney, 83, of 152 W. 7th St. in Oswego passed away October 6, 2010 at St. Lukeís Health services. Mr. Chetney was born in Oswego to the late Harold and Dorothy (Muldoon) Chetney. He was a life resident and graduated from Oswego Schools.
Bob served in the US Army and was a World War II veteran.
After his time in the military, he worked as advertising manager at The Palladium Times.
Mr. Chetney retired from Oswego County as the Commissioner of Elections and served as President of the New York State Association of Commissioners of Elections.
In 1975, he founded Chetney Real Estate with his late wife Helen, most recently serving as the Broker and President. During his successful real estate career, Bob brokered several commercial deals including Wal-Mart, Staples, and Kinney Drugs. Mr. Chetney was a past president of the Oswego County Board of Realtors and was Realtor of the Year in 1985.
Bob began his political career by joining the Young Republicans for Eisenhower. He served as Legislative Aide to former State Senator Barclay and 3rd Ward Supervisor from the City of Oswego from 1968-1972. In 1970 he was elected Chairman of the Oswego County Board of Supervisors. He also served as the Chairman of the Oswego City Republican Committee for many years.
Mr. Chetney is a past Chairman of the Oswego County Industrial Development Agency and had served on the Board of Directors of Operation Oswego County and Oswego Hospital.
He was very proud of his Irish heritage. He was a past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and for many years was host of the Irish-American hour on WSGO.
Mr. Chetney was also a member of the Oswego County Board of Realtors, the K of C, Elkís, and the American Legion.
Mr.Chetney was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Helen (Hennessey) who died in 2004. He is survived by his daughter Mary Beth (Bill) Blum, sons Bob (Jackie) and Brian (Julie), grandchildren Erin Chetney, Sean Blum, and Claudia, Jake, and Alex Chetney all of Oswego. Brothers Bill (Audrey) of Fulton and Jim (Sandy) of Scriba, brother-in-law Bob (Sylvia) Hennessey of Whispering Pines, NC, sister-in-law Marion Hennessey of Syracuse, and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to his adopted family, the wonderful staff at St. Lukeís.
Funeral services will be Monday 8:30AM from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 9:00AM in St. Maryís Church. Burial will be in St. Peterís Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Sunday 3-6PM at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home
Contributions may be made to John Foster Burden Society 299 East River Rd. Oswego, NY 13126