BLOOMVILLE - Wilber C. Haynes, 89, of Bloomville, passed away on Tuesday, morning, Sept. 5, 2017.
Born on Dec. 7, 1927, in Bloomville, he was the son of the late John and Jessie (Cleveland) Haynes.
He was married for 70 years to his high school sweetheart, Marjorie (Reynolds) Haynes, on Sept. 14, 1947.
Wilber was a dairy farmer all his life. He owned and operated Char-Marie Farm in Bloomville until his retirement when he turned it over to his sons, who have now turned it over to their sons, keeping the 200 year old farm in the family.
He served on the Delaware County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board and was also a Grange member. In 1971, he was awarded with "Conservation Farmer of the Year" by Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation Department.
Wilber was committed to Bloomville and the Town of Kortright community. He was director of Riverside Cemetery for more than 60 years and was also cemetery president and secretary for 57 of those years. He served as the Town Historian, Assessor, Fire Commissioner, was on the Town of Kortright Planning Board and was a trustee of Bloomville Methodist Church for many years. In 2016 he was awarded the Delaware County Historical Association's Award of Merit.
Besides his wife, Marjorie of Bloomville, Wilber is survived by four children, Marc (Nancy) Haynes of East Meredith, Eric (Carol) Haynes of Bloomville, Cheri (Henry) Jendrzejewski of Delhi and Cindy Haynes (Dan Davis) of Bloomville; seven grandchildren, Wendi Eklund, Jeffrey Haynes, Brian Haynes, Niki Dibble, Tara Rifenbark, Kelly Jendrzejewski and Ryan Brosi; seven great-grandchildren, Adin, Annlyse, Blakely, Briella, Emma, Brennan and Dale; several nieces and nephews.
Wilber was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Townsend and Pearl Barber.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, in Riverside Cemetery, Bloomville with the Rev. Shirley Davis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Wilber's name to the Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York Chapter, The Meadows Suite 2, 140 County Hwy 33 West, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Post online condolences for the Haynes family at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on September 7, 2017