Gary H. Farney, 66; Farmer, SUNY Morrisville Herdsman

IN MEMORIAM: Gary H. Farney, 66;

Farmer, SUNY Morrisville Herdsman

EAST SPRINGFIELD – Gary H. Farney, 66, of Morrisville, a dairy farmer and SUNY Morrisville herdsman, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.

He was born Feb. 12, 1952, in Lowville, a son of Herbert H. and Berneda Hirshey Farney. He was a graduate of Lowville Academy and Central School and SUNY Cobleskill.

On Sept. 19, 1981, Gary married Karen Weaver in East Springfield, a loving union of 37 years.

Gary loved his life as a dairy farmer on the family farm, but eventually traded in farm ownership to be a partner in the business of taking care of others’ farms while they were on vacation. This led him to SUNY Morrisville, where he spent 20 years as the Dairy herdsman until retirement. He enjoyed playing golf and showing cattle.

Gary was a member of the Bouckville United Methodist Church; the OHM Holstein Club; and the state Holstein Association.

In addition to his wife, Karen, he is survived by his mother, Berneda Farney of Lowville; a daughter and son-in-law, Kerryanne and Phillip Schenck of Mexico, Oswego County; three grandchildren, Benjamin, William and Mallory; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Stephen Farney, Dale and Shannon Farney, all of Lowville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Herbert.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Bouckville United Methodist Church, Route 20, Bouckville.

Friends are invited to call at 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bouckville United Methodist Church, PO Box 186, Madison, NY 13402; or to S.E.V.A.C., PO Box 1030, Morrisville, NY 13408.

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