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IN MEMORIAM: Leland W. Utter, 87; Navy Veteran

Leland W. Utter, 87, of Lake City, Fla., and formerly of Schenevus, passed away Oct. 11, 2015,  at the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford.  He leaves survivors in Oneonta and Cooperstown.

He was born Nov. 14, 1927, in the Town of Maryland, the son of William H. and Ruby (Ritchey) Utter.

Leland was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II.  He is a retired employee from the state and federal government.

He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.  He enjoyed golfing and loved to travel and go camping.

He is survived by his children, Stephen Utter of Schenevus, Edward Utter of Cooperstown, Christine Utter of Oneonta, Judy Bailey of Horseheads and Connie Utter of Binghamton; his sister, Thelma Foerster of Delaware; niece, Linda Branick of Windsor; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother Carl Utter; and sisters Frances All and Louise Jacobsen.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday Oct. 21, at the Schenevus Cemetery, Main St., Schenevus, with the Rev. Kathy Brumbaugh officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Navy.

Arrangements are by Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.



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