Burton I. Lobdell
October 26, 1925 – October 20, 2018
Burton Ivan Lobdell went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Chestnut Park Nursing Home, Oneonta with loved ones by his side. He was born in the town of Butternuts, NY on October 26, 1925 and lived locally all of his life. Burt was best known for his trucking company, starting with one flatbed truck picking up cans of milk from the local farmers, expanding to delivering bulk feed, spreading lime and later operating a paving business. At one time he had a fleet of 50 red trucks, with “Burton Lobdell Trucking” on the sides. Also known as a very strong, humble & honest man, a gentle giant with large hands and an infectious laugh; Burt worked hard all of his life and helped less fortunate without ever wanting any recognition. He married Geraldine Dijiacomo on April 1, 1945 and together they raised 5 children, Faith, Linda, Diane, Butch & Michele, beginning in a one room school house on Briar Creek Road, Otego. As the family grew, his business grew and later moved the family to 66 Main Street, Otego just four doors from the school. He moved his trucking company to Keith Street, Oneonta. In June 1970 he married Leonora Lapham, who had 4 children in a previous marriage (Greg Lapham, Eleanor Marrandette, Bonnie Star & Peg Ballou). She worked side by side with Burt in the trucking & paving business. After retirement, they were able to travel in their motor home to Florida, NASCAR races and explore some of the US. In their later years, they rescued a boxer mix (Hooch) who became a loved companion to them. Burt is survived by his children: Faith Solomon of Vestal, Linda Porter (Robert) of Oneonta, Diane Erle of Endicott, Gary “Butch” Lobdell (Billie) of Spring Hill FL & Michele Stoeger of Davenport. His grandchildren: Laura Solomon, Tina Urben, Heidi (Louie) Blasetti, Michael Erle, Marissa (Nati) Martinez, Jen Lobdell, Nicole Lobdell & Tony (Hollie) Richardson and great grandchildren. Burt is predeceased by his wife, Leonora Lobdell and his grandson, Todd Solomon. Calling hours will be from 12-2pm and a service at 2pm on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Main Street Baptist Church, 333 Main Street, Oneonta. A private interment will take place for the family at the Sand Hill Cemetery, Unadilla, NY after the service. Memorial donations can be made to Pet Rescue in Burts name. Condolences may be made by visiting www.grummonsfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
- Calling Hours Friday, November 2, 2018
- Memorial Service Friday, November 2, 2018
Burton I. Lobdell
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CAROL LEE` WHEELER
November 3, 2018
I WAS SADDENED TO LEAN OF THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER. HE WAS VERY KIND AND GENEROUS MAN. I KKNOW THAT YOU WILL MISS HIM.
CAROL LEE VANDERMARK WHEELER
Ellen (HALL) Miller
October 30, 2018
To all the Lobdell family. My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. Will always remember the school years we shared. Otego will always be home. No words can lessen your grief. But my thoughts and prayers are with you. Michelle and Butch will always remember the class of 69. God bless and keep you all.
October 30, 2018
Linda and all the family. I was sorry to hear of your father's passing. May it help in some small way to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. The memories will always help to ease the pain and keep him with you.
October 29, 2018
My condolences to Mr. Lobdell’s entire family.
May he rest in peace.