Leonard E. Farmer, 84, of Marcy passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Heritage Health Care Center.
Leonard was born on October 1, 1924 the son of James and Grace Sloan Farmer. He was a graduate of West Winfield High School. On May 24, 1952 he married Margaret Clark in Maynard Methodist Church. They enjoyed a blessed union of 56 years.
Leonard was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was devoted to his God. He was a simple man whose life long dairy farming career developed his deep abiding love for animals and connection to the earth.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Margaret; two daughters, Karen Farmer and her husband, Joseph Leary, Westmoreland and Debra Boatman and her husband, Robert, Binghamton. He also leaves four cherished grandchildren, Andrew and Patrick Leary and Ryan and Kent Boatman; two sisters, Geraldine Farmer, California and Marilyn Wright, Florida and a niece and nephew. Leonard was predeceased by his brother, Donald Farmer.
Remembrances in Leonard's name may be made to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Farmer family would like to extend their gratitude to the Heritage Health Care Center, especially the 3rd floor for the care and compassion shown to Leonard during his stay.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday evening from 5-7 at Surridge & Roberts Funeral Home, 470 French Rd., Utica. Funeral services will commence at 7 p.m. following visitation at the funeral home with the Rev. Cindy Makarchuk officiating. Interment will be in Carr Cemetery, Marcy.
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