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L. Dewey Eccleston

L. Dewey Eccleston, 86, of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at his daughter’s home in Cincinnatus.

Dewey was born in Oxford, NY on March 14, 1926, a son of the late Leon and Irene Rackett Eccleston.  A longtime resident of this area, he proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII  where he was stationed in Germany and France.  He retired from Brewer-Tichnor in 1991 after several years of service.  Upon his retirement, he worked for the Cortland County Highway Department until 1995.  He also served as the Taylor Town Supervisor for several years and was a former member of the Knickerbocker American Legion Post #596.  Dewey was an avid reader who enjoyed fishing and hunting, but his specialty was grouse hunting.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Phyllis Potter Eccleston; and his children, Sandra (Michael) Hudak of MN, D. Bradley (Penni) Eccleston, Mitchell (Linda) Eccleston, Gerald (Joan Coombs) Eccleston, Mark (Jody) Eccleston, and Tammy (Scott) Pierce, all of Cincinnatus.  He also leaves behind his brothers, Robert (Mary) Eccleston of Cincinnatus and Llewelyn (Sue) Eccleston of Albany; a sister, Elsie Standard of Fulton; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by a son, Donald, in 2006, and a daughter, April, in 1963.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral services.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Dewey may be directed to the Kellogg Free Library, P.O. Box 150, Cincinnatus, NY 13040.

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Sorry to hear of your loss.  He will be greatly missed.  May the memories guide you through the emptiness in your hearts.

Wendy and Jason Blanchard Jan 29 2013 12:00 AM

Just heard of Dewey's passing was so sorry.  my prayers for you at this sad time

Shirley Rackett Nichols Jan 22 2013 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with the family with the loss of a  husband and father.
The good times and memories are there forever

Myrla Stith Jan 13 2013 12:00 AM

Tom and I were so sorry to hear of Dewey's passing. Remember the good times .  May God bless you and your families

Patricia Bush Johnston Jan 13 2013 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.  Cherish all the memories that you had with Dewey as they will never be forgotten.....
Love Sonny and Sandy

Sonny And Sandy Gross Jan 13 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences.  He was a good man.  May God bless you and the rest of the family.  Love ya all so much.

Jamia Delaney Jan 11 2013 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss
Rolland & Jeannette Teichert

Rolland & Jeannette Teichert Jan 11 2013 12:00 AM

Our sincerest codolences to you and your family for your lose.

Terry and Mike Hiller Jan 11 2013 12:00 AM

We wish to express our sincerest condolence to all of your family in this
time of sorrow.

Bill & Barb Greene Jan 11 2013 12:00 AM