OBITUARY

Lester C. Blackman

March 23, 1929July 7, 2018
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Lester C. Blackman, 89, of Preston passed away at his home surrounded by his family. Lester was born to the late William and Ceta (Cob) Blackman, March 23, 1929, in Norwich, New York. Lester married Bonnie Loomis on November 3rd, 1956. Lester and Bonnie lived together in Preston. Together they raised two children. Lester leaves his legacy with his two children: Rod and Barb Blackman, and Debbie and Jim Hubbard. He also leaves behind four grandchildren: Bobbie Jo Bush, Nicky and Peter Weeks, Ashley and Cody Hubbard, and Tiffanee Hubbard, great grandchildren: Alex, Zach, Quryn, Madison, Kaydence, Molly, Jason, and Blake. Lester also leaves three of his siblings behind: June Manwarren, Grace Franklin , and Leslie Blackman. Lester also leaves many nieces and nephews behind. Lester served his country in the United States Army from 1957-1959. After the returning home, Lester began working for Crane Silo. Over the years, he also worked at O.W. Hubbels, and Ferraro Striping. In his spare time Lester enjoyed acquiring and repairing old Allis Chalmers tractors, garage sales and gardening. Lester always had a special place in his heart for his dog Peanut who predeceased him. Lester was a longtime member of the Local 106 Operating Engineers Union. Lester was predeceased by his wife Bonnie (Loomis) Blackman, Siblings: Doris Gifford, Fred Blackman, Helen Markham, Carl Blackman, Art Blackman, Leonard Blackman, Mert Horton, In-Laws: Bill and Deloris Loomis, and Juanita Crandall. A memorial service for him will be held at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich on Monday July 16th, beginning at 1:00 pm with Pastor Rachel Morse officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 12:00 pm until the time of the service.

  • FAMILY

  • Lester leaves his legacy with his two children: Rod and Barb Blackman, and Debbie and Jim Hubbard. He also leaves behind four grandchildren: Bobbie Jo Bush, Nicky and Peter Weeks, Ashley and Cody Hubbard, and Tiffanee Hubbard, great grandchildren: Alex, Zach, Quryn, Madison, Kaydence, Molly, Jason, and Blake. Lester also leaves three of his siblings behind: June Manwarren, Grace Franklin , and Leslie Blackman. Lester also leaves many nieces and nephews behind.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 16, 2018
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Ashley Crandall McCoy

July 11, 2018

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July 11, 2018

Larry Maclaury

July 10, 2018

When I was a kid my uncle Lester and aunt Bonnie use to babysat me while my mom worked I got to know them by being there uncle Lester was a lot of fun I loved uncle Lester and aunt Bonnie a lot when I got older Uncle Lester when ever he saw me he would ask of o was ready to go to the honky tonk on sherburne N.Y. I would always laugh and I'm sure I was not the only one he would ask I would answer not to night he would would reply good choice we would probably get into to much trouble R.I.P old friend love you always so long for now until we meet again

Penny Eggleston

July 10, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers for the family of LESTER BLACKMAN, one of kind man for sure. Uncle Lester and Aunt Bonnie were the best growing up as child. My greatest memory was our Sunday Family Dinners at homestead. They all had their favorite recipe to bring to the table. Bonnie and Lester was their famous Mac and Cheese, you know you had that special cheese that only they knew. Then we would gather everyone together to pick apples and make that fresh apple cider in the fall. We will miss you Uncle Lester but thank you for all your wisdom and laughter growing up at the Blackman House. Where FAMILY was the special ingredient to make every dinner special! Thank you for 89 years of family tradition!

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