Douglas C. Silvernail

April 10, 1940April 7, 2019

Douglas C. Silvernail, 78, of Oneonta passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 in the Cooperstown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Doug was born April 10, 1940 in Bainbridge, NY, the son of the late Clifford L. Silvernail and Beatrice Mae (Sisson) Silvernail Locke. He was a life-long area resident. Doug worked as an accountant for Gabriel Harris Jewelers for many years. Before retiring, Doug enjoyed working for Ames Department Store in the shoe department.

Doug is survived by his longtime friend, companion, and love, Beverly Mosher, and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Doug is also survived by his two nieces, Rosie and Pam, his three nephews, Pete, Brian, and David, and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Doug was predeceased by his sisters, Rosalie and Patricia, and his niece Judy.

Doug was an avid collector. He enjoyed music, especially Frank Sinatra, and crossword puzzles. Doug was also a budding birdwatcher in the final years of his life. Neighbors will remember Doug walking his beloved dogs, Elizabeth, Barney, and Peanut, through the neighborhood and along the railroad tracks. Doug will be remembered by family and friends as a kind, gentle, and caring man who stood by his partner and her family in sickness and in health.

Doug’s family would like to thank the Cooperstown Center Staff with whom Doug developed special relationships during his stay. His family also wishes to express appreciation for the care he received at Bassett Hospital.

At Doug’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


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Douglas C. Silvernail

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Brett Soued

April 10, 2019

I had the privilege of knowing and working with Doug many years ago at Gabriel Harris jewelers.
As the obituary states , Doug was a very kind and caring man with a quick wit and contagious smile.
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Godspeed my friend.