Edward C. Palmer, 70; Bassett Retired Dies In Motorcycle Crash

IN MEMORIAM:  Edward C. Palmer, 70;

Bassett Retiree Dies In Motorcycle Crash

COOPERSTOWN – Word has been received that Edward C. Palmer, 70, an anesthesiologist who retired in 2005 from Bassett Hospital, died Sept. 8, 2015, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near his home in Marble Falls, Texas.

Dr. Palmer grew up in Fall River, Mass., attended Dartmouth College (Class of 1967) and Cornell Medical School (Class of 1971). After residency at the University of Vermont Medical School, he served as a physician in the Navy at bases in Yokosuka, Japan and San Diego, Calif., before joining Bassett, where he worked until his retirement.

He enjoyed many hobbies. In addition to his motorcycle riding, he owned vintage cars and was an avid recreation aviator and flight instructor.

He is survived by his wife, Lolly Searles Palmer; his brother, Thomas Palmer, of Elverson, Pa.; his sister, Marjorie Palmer, of Plymouth, N. H.; three stepchildren, Tara Rodden, of Georgetown, Texas; Brent Conlin, of San Antonio, Texas; and Nancy Birkmeyer, of Hanover, N. H.; eight step-grandchildren; and two Siberian Huskies.

A private family memorial service will be held Oct. 10, 2015, at his residence in Texas.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the first responders, the DPS troopers, and medical staff of ICU at St. David’s Round Rock Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, Ted would want you to live life to the fullest and hold your loved ones dear.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas.




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