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Sherwood P. "Woody" LaFountain, 73, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at home with his family by his side. He was born March 26, 1944 in Keeseville, N.Y., the son of the late Alfred and Helen (Martin) LaFountain and attended schools there.
Woody was employed as a machinist with Remington Arms for 38 years prior to his retirement, after retiring he worked at Bosch Cedarville Farm and was caretaker of the Cedarville Cemetery as well as being active in the Cedarville community helping anyone he could. He was an avid Yankees fan as well as a KC Chiefs fan, in his younger years he enjoyed softball and bowling.
Woody is survived by his wife, Mary; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Cathy of Cedarville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa LaFountain of Utica and Trudie and Jack Picknell; and a daughter-in-law, Sheila LaFountain of Schuyler; his brother, Norman, sister, Shirley Kusalonis, sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Howard Welch all of Keeseville; brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and June of N.C.; and brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Ann of Keeseville; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, with two more scheduled to arrive shortly, also several nieces nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his son, James; brother and sister-in-law, Sidney and Shirley; sister-in-law, Kathryn and brother-in-law, Leo Kusalonis.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc. 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Friends are asked to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society, envelopes will be available at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home.
To leave an online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
Published on April 24, 2017
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