Franklin W. Ufford, 92, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Riderwood Assisted Living Center, Silver Spring, MD.
Born in Cortland, NY, on December 2, 1927, Mr. Ufford was the son of the late Wendell and Freeda Southwick Ufford. He was a 1946 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School and received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, where he was also active in the ROTC. He proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean Conflict where he was stationed in Turkey. He was a member and trustee of the Pitcher Federated Church and had owned a dairy farm in the Pitcher area. After retiring from dairy farming, he became a self-employed real estate appraiser. He was a member of the Marathon Lodge #438 F & AM and had served on numerous boards over the years, including the Cincinnatus School Board for 15 years, Board of Trustees for the Kellogg Free Library, the Pitcher Cemetery Association, and the Town of Pitcher Review Board. He also served as a cub scout leader. In his younger years, he was active with 4-H and numerous church activities.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Louise Daley Ufford of Pitcher; and his sons, Dwight (Eileen) Ufford of Rockville, MD, Rick (Roberta) Ufford, of Silver Spring, MD, and Robert (Alberta) Ufford of Cuyler. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Christopher Ufford of Cuyler, David (Jenny) Ufford of Seattle, WA, Julie (Kevin) Keenahan of Silver Spring, MD; his great-grandson, Grant Ufford; and his sister, Mary Louise Congdon of Cortland.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Ufford.
A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Those wishing to remember Mr. Ufford are asked to consider a donation to the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad, c/o Elaine Oros, 5771 McFarlane Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040.
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