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Earl B. BarnesPublished on: Friday, June 17, 2016
EARL B. BARNES
Earl B. Barnes, 86, a lifelong Norwich area resident, passed away Wednesday morning, June 15, 2016, at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center with his family by his side.
Earl was born in Norwich on October 12, 1929 the son of Albert & Florence (Bennett) Barnes. He grew up in Norwich on the family farm and attended the Norwich schools. A hard worker throughout his life he began working as a young boy on the family farm. His first job was hauling milk and subsequently gained employment with Victory Markets. He remained with Victory for over 30 years retiring as a truck driver when they closed. During his employment he earned many safe driving awards and was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Following his retirement Earl continued to put his driving skills to work picking up vehicles for local car dealerships. He also enjoyed a good game of pitch, took many trips with his wife that were coordinated by Mary Genung and after entering Norwich Rehab. he became an expert skip-bo player.
Above all else Earl was a true family man, always being devoted to his family. If there was something his wife, children and grandchildren wanted he would find a way to do it or get it.
On July 18, 1954 in Norwich he married Mary Humphrey who survives. Besides his wife Mary of Norwich he is survived by his daughter Patricia Roma and husband John of Norwich, a brother Clayton Barnes and wife Marion of Norwich, his grandchildren Andrew Smith and his significant other Jennifer Mazzarella of Norwich and Amy Korver and husband Erik of New Berlin. Also surviving are his great grandchildren Charles Smith and Korryn Korver, several nieces and nephews and his sister-in-laws Veva Kline and Betty Barnes.
Earl was predeceased by his daughters Deborah Barnes in 1964, Pamela Barnes in 1970 and his brothers Hubert & Richard.
A funeral service for Earl will be held on Monday, June 20, at noon from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Douglas Horne, Chaplain of the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Monday from 10-12.
Following the interment service at Mt. Hope Cemetery family and friends are invited to the American Legion in Norwich for a Celebration of Life Lunch in honor of Earl’s entire life.
Please consider memorial contributions to the Chenango Memorial Hospital Foundation, 179 No. Broad St., Norwich, NY 13815 with checks made payable to the CMH Foundation or to the Norwich Emergency Squad, East Main St., Norwich, NY 13815.
Sharon Diane “sugar” BeardsleyPublished on: Friday, June 17, 2016
Sharon Diane “Sugar” Beardsley, July 16, 1964 – June 6, 2016. Sharon came into this world 51 years ago, the daughter of George and Barbara Beardsley. She was the mother of two children, Paul Thompson, and Sara Thompson; grandmother of Brooke Barber and Addison Friedel; and sister of Burt Beardsley, Laurie Beardsley, George Beardsley, Donna Dewey, Ida Harshberger, and Ed Beardsley. Seventeen years ago, she fell in love with and married Lee C. Titus. Sharon enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a beautiful woman with a big heart and a gorgeous soul, always willing to lend a hand to anyone and was referred to as “Ma” by many. She loved her dogs and often took them with her on outings. She will be forever missed and always in our hearts.
Matthew S. PikePublished on: Friday, June 17, 2016
MATTHEW S. PIKE
WILKES-BARRE, PENN. – Matthew S. Pike, 37, of Wilkes-Barre, Penn., died on Friday at Geisinger Wyoming Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, following an automobile accident that he had on June 1, on Route 81.
He worked for Boscov’s Department Stores for many years and Peeble Department Store.
Survived are his mother and step-dad, Anne and David Hamilton of Salisbury, Md.; father, Gayland Darling of Cortland, NY; and three half brothers. He is also survived by his aunts, Emily Goehner of Norwich, NY and Carol and Steve Knowles of Camillus, NY; grandfather, James Hamilton of Fla. He is also survived by his fiancé, David Hagenbaugh and his best friend, Angela Waldbauer, along with hundreds of friends.
Preceding him in death are his grandparents, Robert and June Goehner, who he had resided with years ago.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, Penn. 19123.
A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Hugh B. Hughes and Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. For more information or to send the family an online condolence, visit www.hughbhughes.com.
Jean GastPublished on: Friday, June 17, 2016
There will be a Memorial Service and celebration of the life of Jean Gast (Dec. 16,1923 - Dec. 4, 2015) held July 2, 2016 at the South Otselic United Methodist Church with Pastor Carl Johnson officiating. Calling hours will be from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the church, the Memorial Service from 11:00AM to 12:00NOON and lunch will be served by the church following the service. Burial will be at 3:00PM in the DeRuyter Hillcrest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, NY. In lieu of flowers any memorial contributions may be made to your own church or to the South Otselic United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Sunshine Shop.
Leon E. AndrewsPublished on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Leon E. Andrews, 82, of McDonough, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 18, 2016 at Norwich Rehabilitation Center. He was predeceased by a brother, Amos Andrews and by a sister ,Jean Green. Leon is survived by 3 sons, John Andrews of Norwich, Joseph Andrews of Florida, Jeffrey Andrews of Binghamton; daughter, Michelle Horowitz of Florida; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Jan Andrews of Arkansas; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Bill Hoyt of Greene; brother, Earl Andrews of Oregon; grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins and a long time friend Doris Whitmore of Smithville Flats. Leon retired from Raymond Corporation in Greene after 40 years of service. He enjoyed playing softball for over 50 years an area leagues until he was 73 years old.
Funeral services will be held 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street Greene, New York 13778. Burial will be in Upper Cemetery, Smithville Flats. Friends of the family may call Wednesday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Root Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital PO Box 50 Memphis TN, 38101 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfuneralhome.com.
Anthony L. BrownPublished on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Anthony L. Brown, 72, of Norwich, NY, and formerly of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at his home, while surrounded by his loving family.
Anthony was born in Pitcher, NY, on November 15, 1943, a son of the late Earl Henry and Verna Doupe Brown. He was a former member of the American Legion Post #189, Norwich, and a former member of the VFW Post #2782, Norwich. He worked several construction jobs throughout his life, including working for F.G. Compagni Construction Co., Cortland; the Chenango County Highway Department; and the Town of Norwich. Anthony was an avid NY Yankees fan who enjoyed western dancing, coon hunting, and pulling ponies.
He is survived by his children, Leisa (Ronald) Singleton of Norwich, Wayne (Chris) Brown, of Norwich, Thomas (Dawn) Brown of Bluffton, SC, and Kim (Timothy Burrell) Wales of Norwich. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Danielle (Matthew) Smith, Jason (Vanessa Talbot) Shaver, Bradley Shaver, Jennifer (Ike) Spencer, Elizabeth (Arthur) Hilton, Chad Brown, Amanda Brown, Michael Bohrer, Seth Brown, Josh Wales, Christina Wales, and Alexis Crandall; his brothers, David Brown of Cortland and Ronnie Brown of S. Otselic; a brother-in-law, William Tei of Cincinnatus; a sister-in-law, Virginia Brown of S. Plymouth; his former wife, Jeanette Richer of Norwich; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and close friends, Jimmy Jenkins, Phil Greeley, Richard Beckwith, Richard and Sharon Reihl.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Jane White, Cathy Tei, Clifford, Robert, Mark, Rodney, and George Brown, and the love of his life for 33 years, Bessie Brown.
Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Friday, June 24, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Andy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Wayside Rest Cemetery, Pharsalia. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Anthony may be directed to the Norwich Fire Department, 31 E. Main St., Norwich, NY 13815 or to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit www.klsharpfuneralhome.com.
Carl L. CowlesPublished on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Carl L. Cowles, formerly of Greene, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2016. Carl was born on May 2, 1938 to Watson and Ruth Cowles. He was educated in, and graduated from Oxford School District. After graduation, he made his living in many different occupations, including milk truck driver in Guilford, NY, owning and operating a service station in Oxford, working for GLA in Norwich, Evergreen Sprinkler Systems in Sarasota, Florida, he was also a retail manager for a department store in Georgia, and eventually spent 20 years as an inspector at Raymond Corporation in Greene until his retirement. Carl was married for 51 years to Patricia Cowles who predeceased him. He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Michael and Carla Cowles; his former daughter in law, Christine Cowles; his grandchildren, Samantha Mills, and David Cowles; his great grandchild, Beau Mills; his step grandchildren, Chassidy Bettger, and Renee Calixto; and his step great-grandchildren, Nathanial, Josh, Hannah, and Ashlyn. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 24, at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich. Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11:00 am until the time of service.
Reatha H. BennettPublished on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
EARLVILLE – Reatha H. Bennett, 97, of Earlville, died peacefully in her sleep June 17, 2016 at the Crouse Community Center in Morrisville after a brief illness.
She was born February 9, 1919 in Eaton, NY, a daughter of Frank and Maude Washburn Albright of Norwich NY. Reatha grew up in the Central New York area, often telling family members that she moved 20 times in 21 years, as her father followed railroad work. She graduated from Norwich High School in 1937. She married Richard G. Bennett in 1940. She had four children to whom she was both a loving mother and best friend.
Reatha worked for the local telephone company in Norwich for almost 5 years, and then she worked as the secretary and bookkeeper for Bennett Construction in Earlville. She worked for Harold Shapley in his flower and seed business on Fayette Street in Earlville. She also worked in the kitchen at the Earlville Central School while her children were growing up. After the school job, she went to work at Tefft’s Variety on the corner of South and East Main Street in Earlville. When Richard began Bennett and Son Lumber in 1963, she joined him as the bookkeeper until the business came to a close in 2004.
Reatha was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, the Madinango Rebekah Lodge #563, the Firemen’s Auxiliary in Earlville, the Chenango County Archeology Chapter in Norwich, and the Earlville American Legion Post #236 Auxiliary. She was a bowler for many years. Not long after her marriage, Reatha joined the First United Methodist Church in Earlville and continued to attend up until the last four months of her life. She loved the music in church, especially those “old Baptist songs” that she grew up with. Reatha was also a Gold Star Mother; her son, Richard, died in Vietnam.
Reatha liked to play cards, but her passion was reading. She was never without a book in her hands during the day or evening, and when she could no longer see well enough to read, she would listen to books on tape.
She is survived by her son, Monte Bennett of Earlville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Marcia Bennett of Earlville, Eileen and John Bostick of Sherburne; grandchildren Kristin Bostick of Earlville, Dawn Shah of Cincinnati, OH; Scott and his wife, Karyn Bostick of Denver, CO; great-grandchildren, Allison, Naomi, Ethan, Matthew and Emily Shah of Cincinnati; Ashley and her husband Bryan Amrein of Ft. Hood, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; her son Richard J. Bennett; sisters, Ellen Brookins and Edith O’Neil; brother, Frank Albright; brothers-in-law, Jack O’Neil, Louie Brookins, Walter Bennett, Henry Max Bennett and Robert Bennett; sisters-in-law, Jean Cook and Bernice Albright.
Her family wishes to thank those who cared for Reatha during her last journey: the staff of the Crouse Community Center for the thoughtful care she received, and also her Hospice team from New Hartford, whose stellar aid was there when we needed them most.
Funeral services will be held at 10AM Thursday, June 23, 2016 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, followed by interment in the Poolville Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-8pm.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, PO Box 96648, Washington, DC 20090-6648.
To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.
Carl L. CowlesPublished on: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Carl L. Cowles, formerly of Greene, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2016. Carl was born on May 2, 1938 to Watson and Ruth Cowles. He was educated in, and graduated from Oxford School District. After graduation, he made his living in many different occupations, including milk truck driver in Guilford, NY, owning and operating a service station in Oxford, working for GLA in Norwich, Evergreen Sprinkler Systems in Sarasota, Florida, he was also a retail manager for a department store in Georgia, and eventually spent 20 years as an inspector at Raymond Corporation in Greene until his retirement. Carl was married for 51 years to Patricia Cowles who predeceased him.
He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Michael and Carla Cowles; his former daughter in law, Christine Cowles; his grandchildren, Samantha Mills, and David Cowles; his great grandchild, Beau Mills; his step grandchildren, Chassidy Bettger, and Renee Calixto; and his step great-grandchildren, Nathanial, Josh, Hannah, and Ashlyn.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 24, at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich. Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11:00 am until the time of service.
George B. ProsserPublished on: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
SHERBURNE – George B. “Scooter” Prosser, 54, of Knapp Rd., passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 in Sherburne.
He was born March 22, 1962 in Norwich, a son of Jack and Brenda Barry Prosser and was a graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School in 1981. On August 15, 1992, he married Vicki S. Law in Smyrna. Affectionately known as “Scooter” to his family and friends, he worked in telecommunications at Marconi Communications and then Performance Communications in Norwich. Most recently, he was employed at Hamilton Products in Sherburne.
Scooter was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #876 of Sherburne. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved to cook and barbeque, especially pork roasts that were highly favored at parties and family gatherings. He was a family man who cherished his wife, children and siblings. He was a good friend to many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Vicki; his mother, Brenda Prosser of Sherburne; his children, Sara Prosser and her fiancé, Kyle Ryan, Bradley Prosser and Karen Osburn, all of Sherburne; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Judy Prosser of Sherburne, Jackie Adsit of North Carolina, Kiamesha and Andrew Waldruff of North Norwich; a granddaughter, Atti Prosser, and a soon-to-be grandson, Wilson. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His father, Jack, predeceased him.
A Memorial service will be held at 7pm Thursday, June 23, 2016 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.
Interment is private at the convenience of his family.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7pm prior to the service.
To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.
Martin E. JacksonPublished on: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Martin E. Jackson, 55, of Oneida, passed away on Friday, June 17th at the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility.
Born in Endicott, Martin was raised in Norwich, where he spent most of his life, and graduated from Norwich High School in the class of 1979. He resided in Oneida for the past eight years and was well known for his love of classic country music and the Yankees.
Martin was predeceased by his parents Paul and Lynda Jackson, and his sister Lori Jackson.
Martin is survived by his sister Sandy Spellen of Norwich; brother, Harold Jackson of Rotonda West, FL; his aunt, Bonnie of Georgia; and his cousins, Randy, Sheri, Vicki, Shannon (Billie)all of Georgia, and Amy of Florida.
There will be no services at this time with a private burial held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution in Martin’s memory to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 6315 Fly Road # 102, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Arrangements made by the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home.
Anne HathawayPublished on: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Anne Hathaway, 83 of Oxford passed away peacefully on June 19, 2016. She was born on January 19, 1933, in Cohoes, NY. Daughter of the late Charles and Loretta Malley. In July of 1957 she married William L. Hathaway, who died on November, 13, 2014.
Anne is survived by her children, William F. Hathaway of Winterset, IA, Sheila Hathaway of Oxford, Richard Hathaway of Oxford, Brian and Ruth Hathaway of Vermont, Mark Hathaway of Vermont, and Cheryl and Mark Parks of Smithville Flats, NY. She is also survived by her bother Charles Malley, from Cohoes, NY, and her sister Loretta Davignon (Gerry) also of Cohoes, NY. Several nieces and nephews, nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.
Anne was a member of the Lake Gerry Association, where she lived. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the races with her husband. She loved going to Mr. Chubb’s for morning coffee.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 1:30 PM in Gerald B.H. Solomon, Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Behe Funeral Home Inc. 21 Main Street, Oxford, NY. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.
Timothy D. ClarkPublished on: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Timothy D. Clark, 54, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY, following a brief illness.
Tim was born in Cortland, NY, on February 22, 1962, a son of the late Robert and Edith Stearns Clark. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a 1980 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School. He was a lifetime member of the Cincinnatus Fire Department and a former member of the Cincinnatus Grange. Shortly after graduating from high school, he went to work at Gladding Corporation, S. Otselic, and later at Cortland Line. He enjoyed deer hunting with his nephew, Phillip, and was proud to be an S.U. Basketball, NY Yankees, and Dallas Cowboy fan. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and cheering for his favorite driver, Carl Edwards. He travelled all over the local area with his brother, Lou, to watch Cincinnatus sports, including the sectional playoffs and especially enjoyed watching his niece, Kelli, play soccer and basketball, and his niece, Katelynne play volleyball. GO CINCINNATUS.
With no wife or children of his own, he spent time with his brother, Mike, doing several projects. In addition to watching his nephew and nieces grow up, he enjoyed picking on his sister-in-law, Penny and taking almost nightly road trips to look for deer.
He is survived by his bothers, Lucian Clark, and Michael (Penny) Clark, all of Pitcher; a niece, Rebecca (Charlie) Miller of Pitcher; a nephew, Phillip Clark, of Pitcher; nieces, Kelli (Luke Peck) Clark of E. Freetown, and Katelynne Clark of Pitcher; a grand nephew, Isiah Miller; and several cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Vern Clark, in March 1985.
Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Monday, June 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. with Fred M.S. Downs officiating. Burial will be in Pitcher Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Tim may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the Cincinnatus Fire Department, c/o Robin Neal, P.O. Box 427, Cincinnatus, NY 13040. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit www.klsharpfuneralhome.com.
Tim’s family would like to extend a special thank you to his niece, Rebecca and her husband, Charlie Miller, for taking care of him over the last several months. Whether going for treatments or delivering the Cortland Standard, he enjoyed spending the time with them.
George W. Carnrike, Sr.Published on: Friday, June 24, 2016
NORWICH – Former City of Norwich Mayor, George W. Carnrike, Sr., passed away June 22, 2016. Born February 24, 1928, in Norwich, NY, George was the son of Clara (Meade) and Ralph Carnrike. A graduate of Norwich High School Class of 1946, George married Alice McNeil on September 4, 1948, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church and they were blessed with 8 children, 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren over the course of their 66-year marriage. George was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather. As a convert to Catholicism in 1955, George was a devout Catholic who actively practiced his faith as a member of St. Paul’s Church and had a devotion to the Rosary. He attended daily Mass for many years until his health declined.
Born and raised in Norwich, after high school, George went to work for Norwich Pharmacal Company (1946-1951) and then to GLA and all its successors (1951-1990), retiring as Shipping Clerk. He was a Charter Member and past President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 2053. George worked hard all his life to support his family with several part-time jobs through the years, including pumping gas, working on cars, television repair and stocking shelves at Victory Markets to name a few.
Committed to the community where he lived and was raising his family, George became active in the Democratic Party, serving as Committeeman for Ward 6 and as City Chairman for many years. He was elected in 1965 as City of Norwich Ward 6 Alderman (1966 to 1968) and three times as Mayor, serving from 1969 to 1973. George was a life-member of the Robert E. McNeil Knights of Columbus Council #211 reaching the level of 4th Degree Knight, the B.P.O.E. #1222 (past Exalted Ruler) and the G.L. Rider Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Department.
After his retirement in 1990, George went to work part-time for R.J. Fahy Funeral Home and then worked for his son, George Jr. at Carnrike Construction as the “Union Driver” from 1992 until his full retirement in 2005.
George and Alice enjoyed traveling to Ireland, Irish music and dancing. For many years he could often be heard singing Danny Boy and Four Green Fields celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Norwich and Binghamton with his son, Mike, and family.
Predeceased by his wife, Alice, and his daughter, Mary, George is survived by seven children: Thomas (Sara) Carnrike, Syracuse; Michael (Ann) Carnrike, Norwich; Sharon (Robert) Burns, Binghamton; George Carnrike, Jr., Norwich; Bridget (William) Vaughan, Binghamton; Alice (Barry) Hart, Kirkwood; and Christine Carnrike, Norwich; grandchildren: Catherine Carnrike, Thomas A. Carnrike, Carey (Jason) Bauer, Kennedy Carnrike, Patricia (Pete) Kasmarcik, James Carnrike, Daniel Burns, Brian Burns, Kathleen Burns, Michael Strom, Andrew Strom, Terra (Gino) Granata, George Carnrike III, Allison Vaughan, Daniel (Brianna) Vaughan, Maggie (Stephen) Kestler, William Vaughan, Jr., Mary Ellen Vaughan, Robert Vaughan, Elizabeth (Brian) Decker, Matthew (Melissa) Hart and Patrick Hart, 11 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Tammy Carnrike, son-in-law Eric Strom, brother-in-law Bernard Merritt, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Former Mayor Carnrike was also predeceased by his parents, his brothers Robert, Ralph, Albert and Richard & Patricia (Collier) Carnrike, his sister Alice (Louis) Wright, his in-laws, Daniel & Bridget (Carey) McNeil and sisters-in-law Mary (Maurice) Waldorf and Elizabeth Merritt.
A Mass of Christian Burial for George will be offered on Monday, June 27, at noon from St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday, June 26, from 4 to 7 pm. Please consider memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 30 Pleasant Street, Norwich, NY 13815 or Holy Family School, 17 Prospect Street, Norwich, NY 13815. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home website at www.rjfahyfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth Edward CarrPublished on: Friday, June 24, 2016
Belmont – Rev. Kenneth Edward Carr of 5 Norton Street and a former resident of West Eaton went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 20, subsequent to an operation which revealed an inoperable condition. He was born on April 2, 1941 in Oneonta, a son of the late Kenneth and Jeannette Foster Carr. He married Edith Burch Utter on July 24, 1970 who predeceased him. He later married Anita Baird who survives.
Ken was a graduate of Hamilton High School, attended Bob Jones and Letourneau Universities, and graduated from Liberty University. He founded the Tri-County Septic Service. During the course of his lifetime, Ken was a pastor at Columbus Quarter Baptist Church, West Eaton Baptist Church, First Baptist Church in Oswegatchie, and Second Baptist Church in Bowdenham, ME. In addition, he was a North County Association Baptist Association Moderator.
Ken was a very active fireman; he was Lieutenant of the Hamilton Fire department, and Captain and Assistant Chief and First Assistant Chief in Georgetown. In 1987 he was awarded a plaque as the Georgetown Fireman of the Year. He was also an EMT, serving as Georgetown Squad Chief. He was Georgetown Town Councilman for 12 years and Water Superintendent for four years. He was the author of the book entitled Preparing for my Departure.
Ken and Anita enjoyed traveling around the country in their RV. They also traveled to Puerto Rico three times, St John’s in the Virgin Islands and Israel. While living in Belmont, Ken continued to preach occasionally, led Bible studies, and was president of the Board of Stewards at Knight’s Creek Evangelical Methodist Church in Scio.
Surviving in addition to his wife are five step children; Paula Utter of Haverhill MA, Robert Utter of Vernon, Chad (Amie) Boggs of St Petersburg, FL, the Drs. Brenda (Jim) Krygowski of St Petersberg, FL and Amy Boggs of Henrietta, four step grandchildren, one step great granddaughter, his brother, James Carr of Akron Ohio, and various nieces and nephews. Special mention should also be made of his ward, Ricardo Demetrio Casciano and family, of McAllen, Texas.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Knight’s Creek Evangelical Methodist Church, 2987 County Rd 9, Scio, NY, 14880. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore.
Memorials if desired to: Belmont Fire Department, Schuyler St, Belmont, NY 14813
Online condolences may be made at: www.koplerwilliamsfuneralhome.com.
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