UNADILLA - Valerie Lynn Hafele, 59, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
She was born on Nov. 24, 1957, daughter of the late Luther and Marilyn (Peck) Eggleston in Sidney.
Val graduated from Bainbridge-Guilford Central School with the Class of 1976.
On Oct. 18, 1980, she was married to Mark S. Hafele in Masonville. They shared 33 happy years together before he predeceased her on Sept. 5, 2014.
Val worked at Amphenol Corp. for more than 20 years and had many friends there. Val and Mark loved to travel with their family. They also enjoyed trips to Niagara Falls which always included a stop at the casinos to play the slots. Val loved golfing and just having fun in general. Her family brought her the most joy in her life, however. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and an enthusiastic supporter of her grandchildren's sporting events and other activities.
Valerie is survived by three children, Greg and Bridgitt Eggleston, Guilford; Matt and Kelli Hafele, Otego; and Darcee and Mike Lewis, Masonville; eight grandchildren, Austin, Braden, Cameron and Sophie Eggleston, Mallory and Ella Hafele and Kaylen and Korinne Lewis; mother-in-law, Janette Hafele, Unadilla; two brothers, Gary and Jeff Eggleston; special uncle, Dale Wagner; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and countless friends.
A celebration of Val's life will be held on Sunday, July 2, at Hardwood Hills Golf Course, 11160 State Highway 8, Masonville, beginning at 2 p.m. following a golf tournament that will be held in her honor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to benefit her grandson, Austin, who will be competing in the United States Marines Cadet National Wrestling Tournament.
Share condolences and memories with the family at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on June 18, 2017