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Willard A. Eaton

Willard "Steve" A. Eaton, 85, of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2009, at his home.

Born in Pitcher, NY on November 6, 1923, Mr. Eaton was a son of the late Howard and Ruth Ann Gilliland Eaton. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Cincinnatus. He retired from Contel (Frontier) in Norwich in 1983. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served his country during WWII. He was a life member of the Cincinnatus Fire Department, member of the Knickerbocker Post #596 American Legion, Cincinnatus, and a member of the Lion's Club. On March 20, 1954, he married Dorys Lockwood, who predeceased him in 2006.

He is survived by his son, Denny (Vanessa) Eaton of Poplar Grove, IL; a granddaughter, Brandy (Patrick) Garibay of Poplar Grove, IL; and great-grandchildren, Christopher, Alexys, Ava, and Kaden, all of Poplar Grove, IL. He also leaves behind a brother, Paul (Patricia) Eaton of Esperance, NY; sisters, Florence Livermore of Pitcher and Irene Gorzynski of New Jersey; a sister-in-law, Ann Sharpe of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Dorys Eaton, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond and Leslie Eaton.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 19, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, with Fred M.S. Downs officiating. Burial will be in Union Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad for all the help they provided and have requested that expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Eaton be directed to the squad, c/o Elaine Oros, 5771 McFarlane Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040.

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Even when we know that the end of time with our loved ones is near, it is still difficult when it becomes reality. I am happy that Denny had the chance to be there and spend time with his father. I will pray for the family as they grieve, and ask God for his blessings on everyone.

Nancy Garibay Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Our heart's and thoughts are with you and your family.

Ron & Cindy Zeller Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of your dad. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ron & Cindy Zeller Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.But Willard is in a GREAT PLACE in HEAVEN.... My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God watch over you..

Darlene Eaton Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

May knowing you're
in the hearts and thoughts of others
help you and yours
through this time of sorrow.

Avery & Genny Torrey Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I send my deepest sympathy to all your family.

Nancy Ferb Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry Denny about your Dad he was a really cool guy. He will be missed by everyone who ever knew him. Love Emma

Emma Mc Donald Keator Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Denny and Vannessa:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold on to those good memories and don't second guess anything. Your Dad is no longer suffering, but because he accepted the Lord, he is in the arms of Jesus

Bob and Jan Munrow Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM