Lavern I. Maltby, 95, formerly of LaFargeville

WATERTOWN, NY —  Lavern I. Maltby, 95, of Washington Street, Watertown, and formerly of LaFargeville, NY, passed away, Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his home while under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County, Watertown, NY.

Born on July 27, 1925, in Watertown, NY, a son of Lawrence and Mildred Parker Maltby, he attended Adams Center High School.

Lavern married Christine M. Parker on Sept. 1, 1945, at the Seventh Day Baptist Church, Adams Center, NY. She passed away Dec. 14, 2017.

The couple moved to LaFargeville, NY, to work on the Henry Farm, eventually they purchased the farm and continued operation of it until fire destroyed the barn in the late 1970s.  Lavern then went to work for the Town of Orleans, retiring July 18, 1992.

Survivors include three daughters, Marie Clark, Lorraine, NY, Louise Thompson, Torrie Danks and her husband, Darwin, all of Watertown, NY; a close friend who was like a son, Kevin Kelsey, Arizona; 8 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents, his wife, and four sister, Alfreda Hull, Beatrice Maltby, Belva Roberts and Sylvia Maltby all passed away previously.

Private graveside services will be in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville, NY.

Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY  13601.

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