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EDMESTON - Richard J. "Dick" Bateman Sr., 84, of Edmeston, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Cooperstown.
Dick was born on Aug. 25, 1932, in Exeter, New Hampshire, the son of the late Arthur H. and Laura Mae Woods Bateman.
He grew up in Lee, New Hampshire, where he managed the family dairy farm until 1986, when he moved his family to Edmeston. He continued dairy farming in Edmeston until his retirement.
He was a proud United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Dick is survived by his wife, Mary of Edmeston; his five children, Jeanie (Fenton) Groat of Walton, Rick (Barb) Bateman of Edmeston, Scott (Gina) Bateman of Pittsfield, James (Laura) Bateman of Edmeston, Bill (Dorothy) Bateman of Edmeston. He is also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be private, at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St., Edmeston.
Donations in memory of Dick may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeastern/Leatherstocking Region, 140 Hwy 33 West, Suite 2, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
To send condolences, please visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com, or visit Delker and Terry on Facebook.
Published on May 29, 2017
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