Clifford Leonard  Whitbeck
FRANKLIN - Clifford Leonard Whitbeck passed away at Fox Hospital, Oneonta, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the age of 95.
Clifford was born in Merrickville, Aug. 19, 1924, to the late Leonard and Marguerite Whitbeck.
He married his high school sweetheart, Rollamarie Wormuth on June 18, 1945.
Clifford is survived by his wife of 74 years; children, Judith (Richard) Feher, Kathy (John) Campbell and Jonathan (Colleen Bonker) Whitbeck; five grandchildren, John (Teresa) Campbell Jr., Matthew (Susan) Campbell, Jason Worden, Betsy Whitbeck and Mathew (Racheal) Whitbeck; eight great-grandchildren, Megan and Kaitlyn Worden, Collin, Marissa, Kayla Campbell, Tula Whitbeck, Birch, Ty and Colten Whitbeck; siblings, Laverna Maus of Roscoe, Eunice Whitbeck of Walton and Eileen Van Loan of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
Clifford was predeceased by his siblings, Clifton, Carlton and Margaret (Case) Van Buren.
A social time will be held in Clifford's honor from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sunday Nov. 10, with a short memorial service to follow at the Railroad Museum in Franklin, 572 Main St., behind the bank. The museum was special to Clifford and it's fitting that our final goodbyes to him will be held there.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Clifford's memory may be made to the Railroad Museum or to Franklin Emergency Squad, 351 Main St., Franklin, NY 13775.
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Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home of Franklin.
Published on November 4, 2019


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Debbie whitney robinson
Nov 10, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to the family. I'll never forget all the great camping times we had. Cliff was the quiet, gentle giant of the camping group. I have fond memories of him.
Doug and Linda Brown
Nov 07, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the Whitbeck family in their loss. Prayers for peace and comfort. May memories help to keep him close.