Bryson A.


ONEONTA - Bryson A. "Joe" Farro returned to the Lord on Aug. 7, 2019. He was 90 years old.
Joe was born to Hannah (Merrill) and Augustine Farro in Richmondville.
The family moved to Oneonta when he was four.
Joe married Theresa Russo on Sept. 19, 1954, at St. Mary's Church in Oneonta. Joe previously served in the Army for two years at Fort Dix.
He was a lamplighter on the D&H Railroad. He later worked at SUNY Oneonta in the physical education building.
He was a former member of the Sixth Ward Booster Club Playground, Oneonta Plains Cemetery Boar, and Sixth Ward Athletic Club.
Joe is survived by his wife, Theresa, of 64 years; daughter, Deborah Farro-Lynd (Donald Lynd Jr.); grandson, DJ Lynd; sister, Beverly Sessions; brother, Douglas Farro; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
At Joe's request, there will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will take place in Plains Cemetery at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 12, with the Rev. Bernard Osei Ampong officiating.
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Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
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Published on August 9, 2019
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5 posts

Barbara Church
Aug 11, 2019
I am so sorry for your dad’s passing.
Please know that he & jyout family are in my thoughts & prayers.
Pam Horth
Aug 10, 2019
Oh I am so gonna miss you. One of my favorite customer and I always felt like we were like family. I truly will miss you picking on me when I cut your in peace Joe💕
Lori Russo
Aug 10, 2019
Thank you Uncle Joe for all of the wonderful childhood memories. You and Aunt Theresa brought so much love and light to my life. Especially at a time when I needed it the most, I love you ❤️
Aug 10, 2019
I will always have a special place in my heart for you. I will miss that "hi, Reenie Rus" greeting. Your kind and generous heart will be missed.
Joe McMullen
Aug 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Joe for many years at SUCO. He was a great guy. Always had a smile,and I never saw him upset about anything.