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JORDANVILLE - Winfield Frederick Sheldon, 92, formerly of Jordanville, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, Feb. 15, 2018, at Faxton-St. Luke's Medical Center, New Hartford. He had the comfort of his loving family at his side.
He was born March 14, 1925, in Oneonta, son of the late Bartley and Ada Knott Sheldon.
Winfield was raised and educated in Otego and worked on the family farm from a young age.
An honorably discharged United States Army veteran, he served during World War II.
In 1957, he was united in marriage to the former Ruth Dumond. They shared a loving and devoted union of 41 years until her passing on Dec. 3, 2008.
Mr. Sheldon's life was dedicated to dairy farming. He owned farms in Mount Upton, Bainbridge and Jordanville, before retiring from dairy farming in 1985. He then went to work as a caretaker at Grand Gorge State Park in Keene, New Hampshire.
To those who knew him, he was a hardworking man with an unforgettable smile. Any conversation with him was straight and to the point yet you always felt his warmth and friendship whenever you were with him. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and family especially, his cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Michele Sheldon of Richfield Springs; daughter, Linda Zaczek and her husband, Joseph of Mount Upton; two sisters, Grace Patria of Virginia and Dorothy Clark of Florida; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents and wife, Ruth, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bartley and Everett Sheldon; and a granddaughter, Karen McClain.
Graveside services in Evergreen Cemetery in Otego will be announced this spring. No calling hours will be held.
Funeral arrangements are with J Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.
Published on February 19, 2018
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