Obituary of Frank F Lamport, Jr.
Frank F. Lamport, Jr., 77, of Hobart passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Frank was born August 5, 1944, to Frank and Mary Lamport of Hobart. He was a graduate of South Kortright Central School and went on to receive an Agricultural degree from Morrisville College.
As a child, Frank was an altar boy at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Hobart. He was a member of 4-H and the Future Farmers of America. He loved to show his pony, Trigger, and often showed ponies with his brothers. Frank was a star basketball and baseball player in high school and college. He would later go on to play on the family sponsored Lamport’s softball team in the Stamford town league. He was a fierce competitor and loved to win.
Frank had a lifelong passion for farming and spent his successful career as an eighth-generation dairy farmer running his family’s Lamport Farms where he worked tirelessly to perfect his herd of award-winning Holstein cows. Frank was one of the first farmers in the county to use invitro-fertilization and very proud to be the first person in the county to do an embryo transplant and send it to the University of Pennsylvania. People would come from all over the world to buy his Holsteins.
Frank was a 30 plus year member of the Stamford Golf Club. In 2018 at the 81st Stamford Invitational, Frank placed first in the Senior Flight. On May 26, 2019, he scored his first hole-in-one on the 14th Hole. He was a 40-year member and past director of the Delaware County Holstein Association; and served on the Town of Stamford Board of Assessment and Review; and the Stamford Agway Co-Op.
Frank married the love of his life, Jacqueline Cupito, in 1985. Together, they enjoyed 37 years of a life full of love. Frank loved to play golf, travel, and entertain. He loved to place high-stakes $1.00 bets against his golfing buddies, play the slot machines, bet on horses, or just take your money at a good game of cards or dice at his kitchen table. He loved the outdoors, plowing the fields, rounding up the cows, and hunting with his son and grandsons.
Frank will be remembered for his sense of humor, contagious laugh, and mischievous grin. When Frank was around, there was sure to be laughter and antics. Frank was a kind and gentle soul, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, in-law, and friend. He was a man who loved his family and touched the hearts of all who knew him. His grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, and Scout meant the world to him.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Jackie; children John (Rosie) Lamport; Rebecca (Jeff) Lamport-Carlson; grandchildren Tyler, Austin, and Scout Lamport; brother Jim (Nore) Lamport; in-laws Ann Cupito, Jo-Ann Cupito; Annie and Dennis Hull; nephews Jimmy (Tracy) Lamport, Luke (Courtney) Lamport, Dennis Hull, and Michael Hull; nieces Katie (Chris) Myers, and Jaclyn (Spencer) Harvey; great nephews Carter, James, George, Jacob, Braden, and Logan; great niece Libby; and so many dear and close friends and family.
Frank was pre-deceased by his parents, Frank F. and Mary B. Lamport; brother Thomas Lamport; father-in-law Jack Cupito; and sister-in-law Lucille Cupito.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 28 from 2 pm – 4 pm and 6 pm – 8 pm at MacArthur Funeral Home in Stamford. A reception to share stories and celebrate Frank’s life will be held on Saturday, January 29 at the American Legion Hall in Delhi, 12 pm – 4 pm. Burial at graveside and a Frank Lamport Open at the Stamford Golf Course will be planned for the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank’s honor to Delaware County Holstein Club, c/o Paige Hanselman, 25 Roosevelt Ave., Stamford, NY 12167; or the Stamford Golf Club, PO Box 65, Stamford, NY 12167.