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HARPERSFIELD - Allen E. Rybicky, 65, Harpersfield, passed away unexpectedly early Saturday morning, Dec. 16, 2017, at his home.
Born Oct. 8, 1952, to the late Edward and Regina (Cihocki) Rybicky, Allen was raised on a small family dairy farm where he learned the meaning of an honest, hard days work.
Graduating with honors from West Leyden Central School, Allen was a member of the 1970 Section III state championship baseball team. He attended Cornell University and graduated with the Class of 1974, with a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy.
Allen worked for the Lewis County Cooperative Extension in Lowville, as a salesman for Walton Agway and general manager of Stamford Farmers Cooperative (34 years), formerly Stamford Agway. His small business approach of quality and service provided jobs when many of New York's ag businesses closed their doors.
Allen served on the Stamford Central School Board for 15 years, Stamford Golf Club board, and the Cooperative Feed Dealers Board of Directors.
He found the love of his life, Deborah (Preston) Rybicky, and married her on June 30, 1982. He was a good father to his two sons, Brian and Justin.
Allen enjoyed shooting, golf, traveling and photography. He hiked and camped across the lower 48, finally visiting Alaska this past summer. He was very proud of the pictures he took of wildlife and scenic views.
Allen is survived by his wife, Deborah; sons, Brian and Justin; brother, Dale Rybicky; sister, Sharon (Wayne) Cunningham; and nieces and nephews, Ryan, Teela, Corinne and Shawna.
A celebration of Allen's life will be held in the spring, at a time and date to be announced.
Condolences may be shared with Allen's family at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on December 20, 2017
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