ONEONTA – Joseph E. Pidgeon, 82, passed away at home with family by his side on July 14, 2021.
He was born August 19, 1938 in Oneonta, the son of Charles V. and Gladys I (Salisbury) Pidgeon.
He married Donna M. Craver on February 4, 1961.
Joseph graduated from Oneonta High School, Class of 1956. He was employed as a beer hauler for WR Elwood & Son, Oneonta. He was a professional fire fighter for the City of Oneonta Fire Department for 34 years, retiring as a captain. He also was an electrician with Leo Grande Electric in Oneonta.
Joseph was a member of IAFF Local 2408 Oneonta Professional Firefighters and BPO Elks 1312.
He is survived by children, Jeffrey Pidgeon, Milynda Pidgeon and Timothy (Janice) Pidgeon; grandchildren, Jessica Pidgeon, Melissa (Bart) Knapp, Lindsay Pidgeon (Joseph Quadrio) and Hannah Pidgeon(Matthew Tiffany), Anthony Dilello, Tyler Dilello and Jennifer Dilello (DJ Quackenbush), Brendan (Chiharu) Pidgeon and Zachary Pidgeon (Sidney Overby); 10 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, John Craver; sister-in-law, Marlene Pidgeon; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Donna Pidgeon; brother, Charles Pidgeon; and his in-laws, Charles and Grace Craver.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021 Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
Donations may be made to Helios Care, 279 River Street S. Service Rd., Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820 or the City Oneonta Fire Department Rescue Fund, 79 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820.
A special thank you to the Bassett Oncology at Fox Care, Dr. Day Hills, and Helios Care for the excellent care and treatments given to Joseph.
Online condolence may be sent to, www.lhpfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are entrusted with Oneonta’s only family-owned funeral home, Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono at 51 Dietz Street.