George E. Bibbins, 95, Pinckney

WATERTOWN, NY — George E. Bibbins, 95, long time resident of Pinckney, died Thursday morning July 9, 2020, at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown, where he had resided since September 2018.

Calling hours will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 13, at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, followed by a Masonic Service beginning at 3 p.m. Burial will be private in the Fairview Cemetery, Rodman.

Born Aug. 3, 1924, a son of Clarence and Cora (Brown) Bibbins, he graduated from Adams Center High School. He worked on the family farm in Tylerville and following the death of his father, he took over the farm.

He retired from farming in 1960. He worked for Dick Allen installing bulk milk tanks and with Lou Blair doing electrical work. In 1967 he went to work at the Samaritan Medical Center in the maintenance department, retiring in 1989.

George married Beverly Greene of Rodman on Oct. 12, 1946, with Rev. John Wetzell officiating. Beverly died July 18, 2018.

He is survived by a son George (Christine) Bibbins, Rodman; a daughter, Karen Leeson, Philadelphia, NY; grandchildren, Cara (Chad) Frederick, Aimee Bibbins, Brett (Amy) Leeson; great-grandchildren, Brock Frederick and Kyle and Whitney Grover; a niece, Nancy Kampnich, and her children and their spouses and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly, a grandson, Stennett Leeson, a sister, Eleanor Daynard, a brother, Lloyd Bibbins, and a son-in-law, Mark Leeson.

George was a current member of the Rising Light Lodge #506 and a member of the Emmanuel Congregational Church, Watertown. He was a 62 year member of the Masonic Lodge, Secretary and past Master of the Rodman Masonic Lodge F&AM, and District Deputy Grand Master of the Jefferson District. He also was a past Patron of Rodman Eastern Star and past District Grand Lecturer of the Jefferson District. George was a “Sage” of the Tug Hill Commission, and a former Supervisor and Town Justice of the town of Pinckney.

He enjoyed their camp at Cranberry Lake that he helped build when he was 12 years old and they spent their summers there following his retirement.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Samaritan Keep Resident Activity Fund, 133 Pratt St, Watertown, NY 13601 or the Lewis County Public Health Home Health Service, 7785 N. State St, Lowville, NY 13367 or the Rising Light Lodge #506, ℅ Dan Bernat, 12042 Joslyn Rd., Mannsville, NY 13661.

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