Obituary of Wilber Haynes
~~Wilber C. Haynes, 89, of Bloomville passed away on Tuesday morning, September 5, 2017.
Born on December 7, 1927 in Bloomville, he was the son of the late John and Jessie (Cleveland) Haynes.
He was married for 70 years to his high school sweetheart Marjorie (Reynolds) Haynes on September 14, 1947.
Wilber was a dairy farmer all his life. He owned and operated Char-Marie Farm in Bloomville until his retirement when he turned it over to his sons, who have now turned it over to their sons, keeping the 200 year old farm in the family. He served on the Delaware Co. Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board and was also a member of the Grange. In 1971 he was awarded with “Conservation Farmer of the Year” by Delaware Co. Soil and Water Conservation Dept.
Wilber was committed to Bloomville and the Town of Kortright community, he was Director of Riverside Cemetery for over 60 years, and was also Cemetery President and Secretary for 57 of those years. He served as the Town Historian, Town Assessor, Fire Commissioner, was on the Town of Kortright Planning Board and was a trustee of Bloomville Methodist Church for many years. In 2016 he was awarded The Delaware County Historical Association’s Award of Merit.
Besides his wife, Marjorie of Bloomville, Wilber is survived by four children: Marc (Nancy) Haynes of East Meredith, Eric (Carol) Haynes of Bloomville, Cheri (Henry) Jendrzejewski of Delhi and Cindy Haynes (Dan Davis) of Bloomville; seven grandchildren: Wendi Eklund, Jeffrey Haynes, Brian Haynes, Niki Dibble, Tara Rifenbark, Kelly Jendrzejewski and Ryan Brosi; seven great-grandchildren: Adin, Annlyse, Blakely, Briella, Emma, Brennan and Dale; and several nieces and nephews.
Wilber was predeceased by his sisters Mary Townsend and Pearl Barber.
Graveside services will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Riverside Cemetery, Bloomville with the Rev. Shirley Davis officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Wilber to the Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York Chapter, The Meadows Suite 2, 140 County Hwy 33 West, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share your condolences with the family.